Daily Archives: April 30, 2019

WWWF: Philadelphia Spectrum (03.25.78)

WWWF: Philadelphia Spectrum
March 25, 1978
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Spectrum

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Mr. Fuji & Professor Tanaka (10/1/1977)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Straight Time starring Dustin Hoffman

#1 Song of the Week: Night Fever by Bee Gees
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Courtesy of TheHistoryofWWE.com, here are the results of the matches that are cut from the WWE Network version:

Joe Turco pinned Pete Reeves at 10:17 with a kick to the chest.

Gypsy Rodriguez pinned Pete Austin with an elbow drop at 10:57.

Dominic DeNucci defeated Davey O’Hannon via count-out.

Peter Maivia & Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Stan Stasiak & Baron Mikel Scicluna.

Gorilla Monsoon pinned the Golden Terror at 4:42 with a giant swing and a splash.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dick Graham. Gary Michael Capetta is the ring announcer. Read the rest of this entry

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WWWF: All Star Wrestling (03.25.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
March 25, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Mr. Fuji & Professor Tanaka (10/1/1977)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Straight Time starring Dustin Hoffman

#1 Song of the Week: Night Fever by Bee Gees
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 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 host is Vince McMahon. Since we last left All Star Wrestling (which has only been about five weeks), BOB BACKLUND has captured the WWWF heavyweight championship defeating Superstar Billy Graham in Madison Square Garden. Sadly, this match is not featured on the WWE Network and only the finish where Backlund lands the Running Atomic Drop is shown on the History of the WWE Championship DVD set from 2006. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (02.18.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
February 18, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Superstar Billy Graham (4/30/1977)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Mr. Fuji & Professor Tanaka (10/1/1977)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Coming Home starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight & Bruce Dern

#1 Song of the Week: Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 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 host is Vince McMahon. RIP Antonino Rocca. Read the rest of this entry

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