How Top Gun’s Jon Hamm fell in love with 80s wrestling

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Jon Hamm: “I’ll always be an ’80s WWF guy”

In May 1986, Nikolai Volkoff and the Iron Sheik were still headlining house shows for the World Wrestling Federation.

“Macho Man” Randy Savage wore the intercontinental title, and the world was just beginning to learn about his outsized personality. Hulk Hogan led the charge as the WWF champion, and the British Bulldogs were tag champs. If you’re starting a promotion in 1986, it would be hard to find a better foundation than those four.

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