In honor of Tag Team Appreciation Month, we're looking at the Crockett Cup of 1986 in a world where not only did some of the hottest teams in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) compete but teams from the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and World Wrestling Federation (WWF) vied for a one-million-dollar prize (kayfabe) and bragging rights to being the best tag team in all of professional wrestling. Last time around, we looked at the first two rounds of the tournament. With the one-million-dollar prize within reach, every team will be doubling down.
1. The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) vs. the Sheepherders (Butch Miller and Luke Williams) w. Jack Victory: In the original Crockett Cup, this match was seen by some as the tournament's best match. The Sheepherders have shown their penchant for violence throughout the tournament and this match is no different. The Fantastics may look like pretty boys but they can brawl as well. In fact, these teams feuded in the Bill Watts' Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) and they know what each other are capable of. In the original timeline, the match ended in a double disqualification. Here, the referee gives the two teams a little more leeway and doesn't disqualify them. With the extra help of some surreptitious chair shots from flagbearer Jack Victory, the Sheepherders inflict extra punishment on Tommy Rogers, and the referee rules that Rogers is unable to continue due to blood loss. You can be sure these two teams will meet again in the UWF.
WINNERS: The Sheepherders (By match stoppage).