WWF: All Star Wrestling (02.09.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
February 9, 1980
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pat Patterson (9/1/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Ivan Putski & Tito Santana (10/22/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Fog starring Adrienne Barbeau and Jamie Lee Curtis

#1 Song of the Week: Rock With You by Michael Jackson
#1 TV Show of the 79-80 Season: 60 Minutes hosted by Mike Wallace

Your host is Vince McMahon. Yes, that’s right. He’s commentating SOLO since Bruno Sammartino has so much on his mind these days.

  • Hulk Hogan (w/Freddie Blassie) vs. Joe Mascara

Mascara tries to duck Hogan to start. He can’t do that forever of course. Mascara tries grabbing a headlock and Hogan places him on the top buckle to embarrass him. Vince is creaming over Hogan’s tanned body. Lots of heel stuff from Hogan follows. A vertical suplex from Hogan leads to a BEARHUG for the submission. (5:59) Vince says there has to be someone in the WWF who can give Hogan a run of his money.

  • Tony Atlas vs. Jose Estrada

Atlas takes a break from Georgia Championship Wrestling to seek his fortunes elsewhere. Vince can’t get out one sentence about Tony without mentioning his body. I mean, Tony has a great body and obviously Vince prefers BODIES as we will see when he takes over. Estrada tries testing Tony’s strength to start. Not sure why. Estrada goes to the eyes and punches away, but Atlas NO-SELLS and grabs a headlock. Yep, a headlock. Some wristlocks and armbars are traded. Estrada goes back to punching and it works this time. Atlas throws away a headlock and then not a whole lot happening. Atlas does pick up the pace with some flipping, flopping, and flying. This is just an awkward match that goes on forever. Estrada rakes the face about four or five times. Atlas goes DROPKICK CRAZY and lands a COCO BUTT for the win. (7:44) Vince McMahon meets with Tony Atlas after the bell. He says the people around here have a certain “electwicity” and he thanks the people for being behind him. Vince thinks maybe Atlas lets the bad guys do too much to hurt him, but Atlas explains wrestling is about pinning your opponent and not hurting them like Ken Patera, Hulk Hogan, and the Wild Samoans do. He talks about training hard in wrestling and bodybuilding. Being that he’s from down south, Atlas already knows how to cut a decent promo fit perfect for his personality. ½*

  • The Wild Samoans (w/Captain Lou Albano) vs. Steve King & Dominic DeNucci

It takes a while to get this going due to the personalities involved. These Samoans are just waiting to get their hands around the WWF tag belts. It’s just a matter of time. Steve King gets the crap kicked out of him to start. Albano comes over to Vince and talks about how he’s never seen anything like these Samoans. DeNucci gets double-teamed as well while the ref is distracted by Albano. There’s just nothing DeNucci can do. He does however avoid a corner charge from Afa. DeNucci grabs the ring bell hammer and beats the Samoans. HOW IS THAT NOT A DQ? With Sika stunned, DeNucci delivers some chops and rolls him up for a two-count. Tag to King, he gets destroyed and put away with the SAMOAN DROP. (10:49) Another long match without a lot of drama. The crowd toss their trash in the ring after the decision.

  • Bobby Duncum (w/Captain Lou Albano) vs. Charlie Brown

When Albano is announced, Vince goes “AGAIN?” Hilarious. Lots of heelish holds by Duncum with Brown breaking loose, but then getting put back in other holds. Duncum is not the most exciting wrestler on the roster. Duncum nails the RUNNING BULLDOG for the win in 4:54.

No Bruno Sammartino interview this week. Until next time, so long for now.

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