Of course he continued doing so in 86/87 as well (Roberts, Duggan, DiBiase from Midsouth alone were great additions, plus Demolition, Martel, Bigelow etc).
Do you think he did it on his own, or did Pat or someone else help him recommend and hire (STEAL!!! /verne&crockett&watts) these guys?
He probably had people inside of all the territories stooging for him in exchange for jobs once he took over the area. Just look at Jim Barnett or what happened in Georgia, for example.