WWF: All Star Wrestling (03.01.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
March 1, 1980
Allentown, PA
Allentown Agricultural Hall

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: Kramer vs. Kramer starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep

#1 Song of the Week: Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
#1 TV Show of the 79-80 Season: 60 Minutes hosted by Mike Wallace

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino.

  • The Wild Samoans (w/Captain Lou Albano) vs. Steve King, Billy Berger & John Buford

To mess with Albano, the crowd says they want Patterson. Afa and Sika NO-SELL what these three jabronis have to offer. After Afa puts Berger out with a nerve hold, he slams Berger for a Flying Headbutt by Sika for the win. (6:02) Give these Samoan boys the tag belts already.

  • Rene Goulet vs. Baron Mikel Scicluna

Here we’ve got two wrestlers that are about a decade behind the times. Scicluna owns Goulet to start keeping him grounded on the mat. Both guys trade overhead wristlocks on the mat while pulling hair. Looks like Scicluna and ref Dick Whorle are having some disagreements and we might see Scicluna go into his tights. Scicluna escapes a few headlocks and then Goulet surprises him with a sunset flip for two. Having had enough, Scicluna goes into the tights and strikes Goulet a few times. Goulet fights his way back and hits a knee lift to send away Scicluna. Once again, Scicluna goes to his old stand by and jabs Goulet. Weird finish as Goulet applies a full nelson while the ref reaches into Scicluna’s tights and pulls out… the foreign object for the DQ. (7:48) Goulet gets his revenge clearing Scicluna of the ring using the object. Pretty cool watching Scicluna and his magic tricks, but certainly not a memorable match. ½*

After the match, Vince McMahon speaks with Rene Goulet. He thanks the crowd for all their love and support. They discuss European wrestling versus American wrestling style. He loves the American style better since there’s no interruption like you have in a “round system” as Vince calls it. He talks about wanting to become an American citizen, but Vince isn’t interested in that conversation. Goulet mentions maybe going after the WWF tag titles again and since Karl Gotch has retired, he might bring Andre the Giant in as his partner. More talk about Andre. Goulet mentions Andre is a national hero in France. Speaking of Andre and though it’s not mentioned on this TV show, he will be appearing in this month’s MSG show in a tag team match with Pat Patterson against Bobby Duncum and Ken Patera.

  • “Pretty Boy” Larry Sharpe vs. Charlie Brown

Sharpe is all about tearing Charlie’s left arm off. Vince brings up Larry Zbyszko and Bruno is quiet. Charlie gets a few shots in on Sharpe, but nothing convincing or long lasting. Sharpe starts lifting Brown up off the mat when he’s got him beat. The PILEDRIVER finally ends the match. (7:01) Way too long.

  • Tony Atlas vs. JoJo Andrews

JoJo doesn’t quite know what to do with Atlas here. He puts Atlas in a few headlocks and then heads to the apron to get away from him. Andrews pokes him in the eye and that just angers Tony. Back in, Atlas grabs a headlock of his own and punches him on the forehead. He tries an overhead wristlock, but Atlas powers out into an armbar. JoJo headbutts Atlas, but then telegraphs a backdrop and Tony sunset flips him for the win in 3:42.

Afterwards, Vince grabs Tony Atlas for a quick word. He thanks the fans for their support and keep on training. THE PEOPLE LOVE HIM.

  • Hulk Hogan (w/Freddie Blassie) vs. Fred Marzino

Marzino tries to BUM RUSH THE SHOW, but that’s a huge mistake pal. Hogan smashes Marzino on the buckle and gives him a big slam. Make that two more slams. He lands THREE LEGDROPS for the quick win in 1:49. Hogan gives Marzino TWO MORE LEGDROPS after the bell. That’s enough to send Marzino to the hospital out on a stretcher.

HOGAN IS A BEAST. ALTHOUGH HE NEEDS SOME REAL COMPETITION. Until next time, so long for now.

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