The February 26, 1983 Edition of WWF Championship Wrestling is a Professional wrestling television show of the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on February 15, 1983 at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

This episode began what would be one of the longest-lasting feuds in the WWF to that time: André the Giant vs. Big John Studd. The two had met on a number of occasions previously, but never as a full-blown feud. The genesis of this feud was Studd's ongoing "Bodyslam Challenge." Studd and manager Fred Blassie had started the challenge in late 1982, promising to pay anyone who could successfully body slam Studd a cash payment, starting at $1,000 and increasing until claimed. For several weeks, nobody came really close to succeeding. Initially on this episode, Chief Jay Strongbow was set to challenge Studd until Strongbow brought out André, shocking Studd who now realized he was dealing with a real threat. André picked up Studd and was about to slam him to collect the reward (by then up to $10,000), until Blassie came in to attempt a sneak attack. Studd briefly got the upper hand but André quickly regained control and ran Studd from the ring. The feud would continue throughout much of the first half of 1983 before subsiding ... and then reprising itself in the winter of 1985, the summer of 1986 and the first half of 1989.


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

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