The January 7, 1984 Edition of WWF Championship Wrestling is a Professional wrestling television show of the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on January 3, 1984 at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

This episode is notable for showcasing the return of Hulk Hogan; he had actually been shown on the December 31, 1983, premiere episode of Wrestling at the Chase (taped in St. Louis, Missouri, for Midwest markets), but this was Hogan's official return. The storyline had Bob Backlund facing Samula in a special challenge match, but when Captain Lou Albano brought out the other two Wild Samoans to menace the former champion, Backlund retreated to the back and retrieved Hogan, to a thunderous ovation. After the finish of the match (Backlund winning by disqualification after interference by Afa and Sika, and Hogan -- and Backlund, after regaining his bearings -- running the bad guys to the back), Backlund endorsed Hogan on-air, telling him he rejected Freddie Blassie's offer to return to his stable and that he was a "changed man." Hogan thanked the fans for bringing him back and promised he was going to avenge Backlund's loss of the title. Backlund's comments about Hogan disassociating himself with Blassie would be the last time Hogan's heel past would be referred to on WWF television (and the WWF's publications) for many years.


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

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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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