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The July 12, 1986 Edition of WWF Championship Wrestling is a Professional wrestling television show of the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on June 24, 1986 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center at Poughkeepsie, New York.

The episode focused on two ongoing storylines: The friendship between WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan and "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff; and Bobby Heenan's repeated attempts to prove that the Giant Machine was André the Giant.

In this installment of the Hogan-Orndorff story, the two had previously agreed to a tag-team match against The Moondogs, as a way to warm up for a match to take place later (aired on the July 19 show) against King Kong Bundy and Big John Studd. Despite Orndorff insisting that he wrestle the entire match against the Moondogs by himself, things between Hogan and Orndorff seemed to be fine, but it was clear that all was not right, and that earlier comments by "Adorable" Adrian Adonis -- that Orndorff was living in Hogan's shadow and that Hogan was neglecting their "friendship" to boost his own ego -- were starting to get to "Mr. Wonderful."

Vince McMahon conducted an interview with Heenan, Bundy and Studd, showing them video footage of The Machines wrestling in Japan. Commentator Gene Okerlund admitted that the Machines were reminiscent of André and The Masked Superstar but also said he didn't have any real proof. However, Heenan, Bundy and Studd all insisted that the Giant Machine was indeed André and doubled down on their boast that they were going to beat down and unmask the Giant Machine and have him abolished from wrestling once and for all.


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

Other happenings

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List of WWWF Championship Wrestling results
1976 List of WWWF Championship Wrestling results


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1985 List of WWF Championship Wrestling results


1986 List of WWF Championship Wrestling results