On this day in 1983, reigning WWF world heavyweight champion Terry "Hulk" Hogan and former champion "Psycho" Tommy Rich squared off for the last time before a sellout crowd at Kansas City's Kemper Arena in the main event of Summerslam II.
Rich's cornerman for the evening, veteran WWF manager "Classy" Fred Blassie, tried repeatedly to interfere in the bout on the ex-champ's behalf but got little for his efforts other than a slug in the jaw by Hogan and a one-way trip back to the arena locker rooms courtesy of the Kansas City police. A thunderous ovation erupted from the stands when Hogan nailed Rich with a flying legdrop to win the match and retain the title; Gorilla Monsoon, doing blow-by-blow commentary, announced the end of Rich's WWF tenure with the exuberant declaration "The Psycho Ward is closed!"
On the Summerslam II undercard Greg "The Hammer" Valentine won the Intercontinental championship from the Junkyard Dog; Mike Rotundo fought Nikolai Volkoff to a double countout; and former NWA world champion Bret "Hit Man" Hart made his WWF debut with a win over Tony Garea. Sixteen years later, Kemper Arena would be the scene of one of the worst tragedies in wrestling history when Bret's younger brother Owen(a.k.a. "Blue Blazer") was killed in a fall from the arena ceiling after a pre-match entrance stunt went horrifically wrong.