WWF: All Star Wrestling (09.13.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
September 13, 1980
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

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: Vacant (8/10/1980)

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: Upside Down by Diana Ross
#1 TV Show of the 80-81 Season: Dallas starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

Your host is Vince McMahon. No mention or explanation of Bruno’s absence this week.

  • Pedro Morales vs. The Black Demon

Not sure what’s gotten Vince so down, but he sounds like he’s calling this show with a half empty bottle of rot gut next to him. Lots of arm holds from Morales. What’s fun about Pedro is when he gets MAD, but the Black Demon isn’t getting him riled up. A big slam and the BOSTON CRAB submits the Black Demon. (6:35) Before Gary Michael Capetta announces the decision, he introduces the WWF world champion Bob Backlund to the viewing audience. That is one powder blue suit. Backlund shakes Pedro’s hand and goes to talk to Vince for a moment. He just stopped to say hey to the fans and has to catch a plane to Ohio or some place.

  • Slaughter (w/the Grand Wizard) vs. Steve King

When the ref doesn’t see a clean break from Slaughter, Slaughter gets in his face. Slaughter looks to destroy King’s arm with a hammerlock. When King tries to get cute, Slaughter dropkicks him down a few times. There’s a backbreaker to King. Over in the corner, Slaughter punches on King and then delivers a TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER. He lifts King up off the mat to avoid the pinfall and puts King in the COBRA CLUTCH for the submission in 6:27.

After a break, Vince McMahon talks with the Grand Wizard and Sgt. Slaughter. Nice mustache, General Wizard. He runs his mouth while Slaughter shows us he can do some jumping jacks. Slaughter gets on the mic and tells the crowd to stand at attention while the crowd boos the crap out of him. Slaughter thinks he deserves respect and should be ordering people around. He complains to Vince that his shoes aren’t shined and his hair looks like crap. Vince is confused about why Slaughter is still telling people what to do when he’s no longer in the Marines. Wizard says it doesn’t matter because this man is Sgt. Slaughter. Vince questions Slaughter to find out if it’s true that he was discharged for being “too brutal”. Slaughter says Vince is correct and that he’s the meanest man there ever was. He demands respect from everyone and yells at the people, “I CAN’T HEAR YOU!” Slaughter then dismisses Vince and tells him to suck in that gut and stick out his chest. I bet Vince was loving this.

  • Larry Zbyszko vs. Angel Maravilla

This is our first look at Larry Zbyszko since his cage match with Bruno. The crowd chants “Bruno” at Zbyszko, but he doesn’t let it get to him. Zbyszko tries to lure Maravilla in the corner, but he won’t let it happen. When Maravilla looks away, Zbyszko kicks him down and puts the boots to him. Maravilla does get MAD and lets Zbyszko have it with a left jab. He gets in some offense in the corner, but it won’t last long. Zbyszko kicks Maravilla out to the floor and runs his head onto the apron. Back in, Maravilla comes in fighting, but misses a Stinger Splash. Zbyszko gives him a Vertical Suplex for the win in 4:19.

  • Rene Goulet vs. Baron Mikel Scicluna

What a barnburner here, folks. Scicluna uses the foreign object early on to take control. Goulet gets out of a nerve hold and again Scicluna reaches for the “object”. Scicluna gets away from an armbar, but pulls the hair to escape a headlock. Goulet goes back to the armbar and twists the arm. Scicluna jabs Goulet in the ribs causing Goulet to fall to the floor. Back inside, Scicluna does more jabbing with his object. If Scicluna is so into showing his object and jabbing it into people, does that mean he might be a flasher of some sort? But seriously, how does anyone really care about this match? Scicluna gets some more heat on Goulet. Now Goulet gets a backslide and then a sunset flip to signal nearfalls, but then the bell rings as we’ve got a ten minute time-limit draw. (10:00) Yes, a TIME LIMIT DRAW FOR GOULET AND SCICLUNA. A fan wants referee Dick Whorle to pull Scicluna’s pants down and check for the object. Yikes. Scicluna would just hide the tongue depressor in his GOOCH.

  • The Hangman (w/Freddie Blassie) vs. Rick Stallone

Rick Stallone – because he kind of has that famous Stallone look in his face. Hangman’s squashes are all the same. He presses Stallone and drops him throat-first on the top rope before applying the HANGMAN HOLD for the win in 3:24.

We’ve got a heel heavy week and Vince seems ZAPPED of his charisma to make this show even more boring than usual.

Until next time, so long for now.


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