The Big Event
Arnold Furious: The Big Event was an outdoor show, run in Toronto, that drew an astonishing 61,000 fans (although in what would become a recurring trend, the WWF claimed higher – varying between 64,000 and 75,000.) Hogan’s incredible two year hot streak had reached its pinnacle, and his feud with Paul Orndorff was pulling in packed houses wherever they wrestled. Other feuds on the card were perhaps less thrilling, but a secondary feud featured Ricky Steamboat against Jake Roberts and the tag division was really strong. We’re in Toronto, Canada. Hosts are Gorilla Monsoon, Johnny Valiant and Ernie Ladd.