Brian Blair) in the elimination tag team match at the first annual Survivor Series pay-per-view on November 26, 1987, eliminating the New Dream Team during the course of the match.The Stallions success took a small hit at the 1988 Royal Rumble, where Roma & Powers lost a best of three falls match to The Islanders in two straight falls.
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Despite continuing to lose in tag-team matches on television, Roma entered 1987 on an overall hot streak, defeating preliminary wrestlers Randy Colley, Steve Lombardi, and Frenchy Martin to go 10-0-1 on house show matches between January and March 1987.
Roma primarily wrestled as a face during this time, and despite being successful over other preliminary wrestlers, he would still hold defeats to more-established superstars at the time such as Bret "Hitman" Hart, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, and Ace Cowboy Bob Orton at both TV shows and untelevised events.
The teams would later face on a house show match in Lugano, Switzerland on April 1, with the Stallions scoring a huge upset victory.
However WWF owner Vince Mc Mahon seemed to lose interest in the idea of pushing the team.
Roma began regularly wrestling for the WWF, and his first victory would come at a house show on February 5, 1985 against Steve Lombardi in Brooklyn, NY.
His first televised victory would be on May 25 at the Philadelphia Spectrum, where he defeated another preliminary wrestler, Johnny Rodz.The Stallions received their first ever Saturday Night's Main Event matchup, where they narrowly fell to The Hart Foundation in a great match that aired on October 3.This did little to stall the momentum that the team now had, and Roma & Powers scored the biggest victory of their careers when they became one of only two surviving teams alongside The Killer Bees ("Jumping" Jim Brunzell and B.This may have been due, in part, to the fact that Powers and Roma did not get along with each other behind the curtain.In later interviews, Roma called Powers difficult to work with.Roma & Powers followed this with televised victories over The Shadows in June.