Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Big Event 1986

It re-wrote the record books in what became known as 'The Big Event', the WWF Exhibition Stadium show on Aug 28 1986. The actual attendance figure is variously reported as 65k, 71k or 67k, appears the truer figure was 61, 479. In an article the Sunday prior it claims that '50 thousand tickets had been sold, with another 15,000 expected to go'.

Additional articles not pictured here proclaim 'Record 65,000 holler for Hulk', and 'Hulk : Pinning down a record'.

Attendance aside it is testament to the power of the WWF machine at that time that in the M-A era we were lucky to get a pic and a write up in the paper. Here they devote multi page spreads and even veteran scribe Jim Hunt and the Entertainment guy Peter Stoddard get on the bandwagon.