WWF: All Star Wrestling (06.28.80)
WWF: All Star Wrestling
June 28, 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: Coming Up by Paul McCartney
#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.
- Rick McGraw vs. Moose Monroe
Feels like we just saw this match, but it’s been about five weeks ago. Bruno always gives Moose crap for being a jabroni. McGraw tries to keep things on the mat since there’s such a size difference. He gets Moose down with a series of dropkicks. Back up to their feet, Moose whips McGraw in the corner and McGraw comes off the second buckle with a crossbody block for the win in 7:13.
- “Pretty Boy” Larry Sharpe vs. Angelo Gomez
Gomez tries to hang with Sharpe to start, but Sharpe stuns him with a back suplex as he escapes a headlock. Gomez comes back and grabs a chinlock. Sharpe cheapshots Gomez, but then Gomez sends Sharpe into the buckle. Sharpe puts on the brakes to avoid a dropkick or a crossbody block. Guess we’ll never know. He gives Gomez a baaaack body drop, but man Gomez will just not stop. However, he misses a corner charge, allowing Sharpe to land a PILEDRIVER for the win in 5:31.
After the commercials, Bruno talks with Rene Goulet about Rene teaming up with Dominic DeNucci. Are they going after the Samoans? Goulet says they make a great team and yes they are going after the WWF tag titles. Bruno reminds us both guys have won the WWF tag titles with different partners and thinks they should have great success. Goulet doesn’t think the Samoans feel pain, but they will have to give up with the right hold. No matter what the Samoans throw at Rene and Dominic, they have seen it all and look forward to their chance at the WWF tag titles.
- Rene Goulet vs. Jose Estrada
Estrada is all about working the arm to start. Goulet manages an escape and delivers a flying headscissors into a hold on the mat. Estrada gets out of the headscissors and sunset flips Goulet for two. He punches Goulet down and goes back to the armbar. They trade slams, but neither gets the fall. Estrada returns to the armbar. Goulet decides to go after the leg now as he drop toeholds Estrada. Unfortunately, Estrada pulls the hair to escape the toehold, but then Goulet finds a way to O’Connor roll Estrada for the three-count. (7:28) Pretty clean for an Estrada match. *½
- Pat Patterson vs. Johnny Rodz
WHOA. Rodz had put a block of wood in his elbow pad before the match. This dude means business. He pulls a foreign object out of his tights to stab Patterson to take control. Patterson tries to tell ref Dick Whorle, but Rodz is too good of a MAGICIAN. Rodz runs Patterson into the ringpost and throws him onto the timekeeper’s table. This is getting crazy. Great shot as the little girl in the front row screams, “PAT!”. Patterson winds up being able to trip up Rodz and crotch him on the bottom rope. They go back to the floor where Patterson gets some measure of revenge. Patterson brings a wooden chair back into the ring, but can’t connect. Rodz begs off, but gets punched down. A roll up by Pat gets two. Rodz rolls back out to the floor and reaches for his foreign object. He stabs Patterson again to take control. Off comes the buckle pad, but Patterson sends Rodz into the exposed buckle instead. He eats the steel not once but twice for 1-2-NO! Rodz manages a comeback, but Rodz misses a corner charge and falls to the apron. Pat grabs him by the throat and nearly gets DQ’ed. Rodz rakes the eyes and throws Patterson to the floor. Back on the apron, Rodz misses a diving dropkick and crotches himself on the ropes. Pat mounts Rodz and starts punching away. Patterson grabs an abdominal stretch, but Rodz grabs the rope and headbutts Patterson to the floor. He tries to keep Patterson on the floor, but Patterson sneaks around behind Rodz and pushes him into the ropes for the O’Connor roll to get the three-count. (9:48) A standout, wild brawl for the B-show, I must admit. **½
- Ivan Putski vs. Marc Pole
Not a whole lot of action here after that last match. Putski maintains a headlock and nails Pole with the POLISH HAMMER in 3:22. Marc Pole had absolutely no chance.
Until next time, so long for now.
Posted on September 28, 2020, in WWE and tagged All Star Wrestling, Ivan Putski, Johnny Rodz, Jose Estrada, Larry Sharpe, Moose Monroe, Pat Patterson, Rene Goulet, Rick McGraw. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
Great recap. It’s nice to see someone else recapping the same shows, and see a different style. I’m about a month ahead of you, it’s a nice comparison to my recaps. Awesome work. Look forward to more recaps.