NWA: Powerrr (10.08.19)

NWA: Powerrr
October 8, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios

Your current NWA champions are as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Nick Aldis (10/21/2018)
NWA National Heavyweight Champion: James Storm (7/12/2019)
NWA World Tag Team Champions: The Wild Cards (9/7/2019)
NWA World Women’s Champion: Allysin Kay (4/27/2019)

NOTE: So I’m sure you’re wondering why Matt is recapping a show from 2019 because he hasn’t watched much of modern wrestling in YEARS. Well, I watched Nick Aldis defeat Cody Rhodes for the NWA world title back last October and I attended the Crockett Cup show in Concord NC back in April, and I realized that these guys were doing wrestling the OLD SCHOOL way. They had men who wanted to beat each other up again. Not only that, but they wanted to take their time in the ring for the big matches. I thoroughly enjoyed the Nick Aldis title victory and the Crockett Cup match and was pumped to hear that the NWA owner Billy Corgan was going to start doing a one hour show starting in October.

Billy Corgan has returned the NWA action to a TV studio atmosphere that was the norm for TV wrestling for most territories. The TV studio atmosphere makes the show look old and fresh at the same time. The NWA ring apron looks old yet fresh. There’s a 1980s theme song (“Into the Fire” by the band Dokken) to go with the show as well. Everything about it just warms my wrestling heart.

Should I give my opinion of AEW? Nah. Not right now.

Let’s get to the show. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Madison Square Garden (08.27.79)

WWF: Madison Square Garden
August 27, 1979
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pat Patterson (6/23/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Here are some match results that didn’t make the video courtesy of TheHistoryofWWE.com:

-SD Jones pinned Frank Rodriguez at 6:02.

-WWF Tag Team Champion Johnny Valiant defeated Dominic DeNucci via count-out at 8:31 after a collision caused DeNucci to fall out of the ring.

-Greg Valentine pinned Steve Travis at 11:39 with an elbow drop.

Your host is Vince McMahon. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (08.25.79)


WWF: All Star Wrestling
August 25, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Pat Patterson (6/23/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Apocalypse Now starring Martin Sheen & Marlon Brando

#1 Song of the Week: My Sharona by The Knack
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

This show is dated on the WWE Network with an airdate of August 25, but all the results I can find say July 28. You can take that for what it’s worth.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (08.11.79)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
August 11, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Pat Patterson (6/23/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Amityville Horror starring James Brolin & Margot Kidder

#1 Song of the Week: Bad Girls by Donna Summer
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (08.04.79) (PLUS MORE STRONGBOW v. VALENTINE~!)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
August 4, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Pat Patterson (6/23/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Amityville Horror starring James Brolin & Margot Kidder

#1 Song of the Week: Bad Girls by Donna Summer
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Philadelphia Spectrum (07.21.79)

WWF: Philadelphia Spectrum
July 21, 1979
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Spectrum

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Pat Patterson (6/23/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dick Graham. They discuss the big revenge match between Chief Jay Strongbow going against the guy who broke his leg: Greg Valentine. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (07.21.79)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
July 21, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Pat Patterson (6/23/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Moonraker starring Roger Moore

#1 Song of the Week: Bad Girls by Donna Summer
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (07.14.79)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
July 14, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Pat Patterson (6/23/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Dracula starring Frank Langella & Laurence Olivier

#1 Song of the Week: Bad Girls by Donna Summer
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (07.07.79)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
July 7, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Pat Patterson (6/23/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Moonraker starring Roger Moore

#1 Song of the Week: Ring My Bell by Anita Ward
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (06.23.79) (PLUS A SPECIAL BONUS MATCH~!)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
June 23, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Ted DiBiase (2/17/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Muppet Movie starring Jim Henson’s The Muppets

#1 Song of the Week: Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

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