The August 16, 1986 Edition of WWF Championship Wrestling is a Professional wrestling television show of the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on August 5, 1986 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center at Poughkeepsie, New York.

This episode was part of the final tapings of Championship Wrestling and of WWF programs at Poughkeepsie, New York's Mid-Hudson Civic Center. House shows would occasionally take place thereafter.

This final set of tapings featured the return of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who had previously been a heel. Here, he was an unexpected guest of "The Flower Shop," hosted by "Adorable" Adrian Adonis. (The originally scheduled guest, The Magnificent Muraco, did not appear.) Piper, who got a mixed reaction initially when appearing on the set, drew some cheers as he, in demanding that he take his talk segment "Piper's Pit" back, threw several jabs at Adonis' gimmick (as an effeminate cross dresser) and one-time cohort "Cowboy" Bob Orton's association with Adonis. Although it started quietly, this "Flower Shop" segment was the first chapter in what would become a violent feud between Piper and Adonis.


Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other happenings

  • During the Super Machine-McDonald match, Bobby Heenan came to ringside to take photographs of the Giant Machine (who, along with Captain Lou Albano were at ringside), hoping to prove that the Giant Machine and André the Giant were one and the same.

External links

List of WWWF Championship Wrestling results
1977 List of WWWF Championship Wrestling results


1978 List of WWWF Championship Wrestling results


1979 List of WWWF/WWF Championship Wrestling results


1980 List of WWF Championship Wrestling results


1981 List of WWF Championship Wrestling results


1982 List of WWF Championship Wrestling results


1983 List of WWF Championship Wrestling results


1984 List of WWF Championship Wrestling results


1985 List of WWF Championship Wrestling results


1986 List of WWF Championship Wrestling results


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