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The December 1, 1984 Edition of WWF Championship Wrestling is a Professional wrestling television show of the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on November 13, 1984 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York.

The episode is best known for the ending to the André the Giant/SD Jones vs. Big John Studd/Ken Patera match, where -- after throwing Jones from the ring, Studd and Patera brutally attacked and beat down André to the point of near unconsciousness, with manager Bobby Heenan's help, cut his hair. Studd, Patera and Heenan took turns chopping bits of hair from André's head, actions which commentator Vince McMahon famously condemned as "raping the dignity of André the Giant." The televised segment ended with the heels gloating to the crowd and showing off large clumps of hair before leaving the ring, the cutaway to pre-taped interviews happening just before several face wrestlers came to the ring to help André and Jones. This match marked the last appearance of André sporting a hairdo extending to below the neckline; as André began a tour of Japan shortly after this match was taped, he was not seen again on television or at U.S. shows until after the New Year, with commentators selling the idea that André was injured and, in trying to regain his dignity, was plotting revenge.


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

Other happenings

  • Pre-taped interview featuring Vince McMahon interviewing David Wolff, teasing an award presentation for Cyndi Lauper December 28 at Madison Square Garden for her work with multiple schelrosis. Wolff also remarks about Lauper's recent success and that a copy of a gold record of her triple-platinum album She's So Unusual to the WWF.
  • Piper’s Pit with guest Tony Atlas.
  • "Update" featuring Nikolai Volkoff and his vow to crush the competition, including WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan.
  • A skit featuring The Magnificent Muraco (who was returning to the WWF after several months away) and Mr. Fuji on a beach in Hawaii, surrounded by several beautiful bikini-clad women.


External links

List of WWWF Championship Wrestling results
1976 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