WWF: All Star Wrestling (06.14.80)
WWF: All Star Wrestling
June 14, 1980
Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Ken Patera (4/21/1980)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: The Wild Samoans (4/12/1980)
Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Empire Strikes Back starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher
#1 Song of the Week: Funkytown by Lipps Inc.
#1 TV Show of the 79-80 Season: 60 Minutes hosted by Mike Wallace
Follow along if you have the WWE Network!
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino.
- The Wild Samoans (w/Captain Lou Albano) vs. Rene Goulet & Steve King
Captain Lou looks like he’s feeling good about his physique this week. He’s got a tan going and his shirt open. Goulet and King BUM RUSH THE SHOW on the Samoans. It doesn’t end well as the Samoans beat their way back. Man, either Hamburg must be one boring town or they really did not believe Goulet and King were doing any real damage to the Samoans. King tries to run down Afa, but nothing doing. Tag to Sika, he comes in and drops an elbow on King. More heat on King continues. King bites his way out of a rear chinlock and tags Goulet. He can’t handle both Samoans. King gets another shot at Afa and twists on a wristlock. This doesn’t work for King either. The Samoans cut the ring in half on King and rip him to shreds. To wrap things up, Afa puts King down with a Wahoo Chop as Sika comes off the top with a FLYING HEADBUTT for the win. (8:35) They took their time, but once again we find the Samoans have no equal. WHO WILL STOP THEM?
- Tor Kamata vs. Frank Williams
Has Freddie Blassie stopped managing Kamata? Frankie has little success against Kamata as Kamata does his karate and clamps on a nerve hold. What’s a fella to do? Once Kamata sees a backdrop coming, he drops to his knees and karate thrusts Williams in the throat and covers him for the win. (7:18) After the match, Bruno Sammartino talks with Tor Kamata. He’s undefeated around here and wants a title match. Bruno says Kamata hasn’t faced Putski or Patterson who are top contenders. Kamata thinks they won’t wrestle him because they say Kamata is too dangerous. He thinks Bruno ought to stay a commentator because Kamata is dangerous. He’s got muscles like Tony Atlas or Ivan Putski too. They discuss his experience as a sumo. He’s been as big as 355 pounds as a sumo, but now he’s nice and trim. Bruno looks very confused and wraps up the interview.
- Pedro Morales vs. Johnny Rodz
Vince and Bruno discuss how tough it is wrestling a “southpaw”. Lots of back and forth brawling. Rodz decides to steal one of the tag ropes and choke Morales on the mat. HE’S SO UNPREDICTABLE. Morales comes back and slams Rodz. Johnny rakes the face and starts kicking at Morales, but then Morales small packages Rodz for the three-count. (5:42) Rodz still wants to cheapshot Morales after the bell, but it doesn’t really matter.
- Pat Patterson & Rick McGraw vs. Jose Estrada & Davey O’Hannon
Patterson keeps trying to stop Estrada and O’Hannon’s double team nonsense to start. O’Hannon and Patterson do a criss-cross, but O’Hannon puts the brakes on getting nailed by Patterson and leaps over the top rope to the floor. Back inside, they do another criss-cross. This time Patterson puts on the brakes and wiggles his butt at O’Hannon. Yikes. Vince doesn’t know what to say about that one. Nevertheless, Patterson gets cornered and it’s bad news bears. McGraw gets a false tag, but then a hot tag right after it. McGraw runs wild, but he’s quickly cut off and cornered. McGraw crawls underneath O’Hannon and tags in Patterson. Tag to Estrada, Patterson puts Estrada in a full nelson and turns him around to get a shot from O’Hannon to pop the crowd. While the heels argue, Patterson pushes Estrada off O’Hannon and O’Connor rolls him for the win. (5:46) O’Hannon is underrated. What a fun worker. *½
- Tony Atlas vs. Moose Monroe – (WWF Championship Wrestling, 11/3/79)
After doing a little research, it turns out Atlas appeared on a Columbus, Georgia card the same day that this show (and last week’s show) was taped. Anyways, we get more MOOSE. This is one of Tony’s first matches in the WWF as he was only working TVs in 1979 being that he was still the Georgia heavyweight champ at the time. He BUM RUSHES THE SHOW on Atlas, but off comes the robe and Atlas goes nuts on him. Atlas gives Moose a slam and a splash for the win in :55. Crowd is LOVING it. Bruno talks with Tony Atlas after the match. They talk about his athletic training. He thanks the people for their support. Bruno puts over Tony’s 590-pound bench press which is a near world record.
That’s going to do it for this week. Until next time, so long for now.
Posted on September 27, 2020, in WWE and tagged All Star Wrestling, Captain Lou Albano, Davey O'Hannon, Johnny Rodz, Jose Estrada, Moose Monroe, Pat Patterson, Pedro Morales, Rene Goulet, Rick McGraw, Tony Atlas, Tor Kamata, Wild Samoans. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.