WWF: All Star Wrestling (09.27.80)
WWF: All Star Wrestling
September 27, 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 (9/20/1980)
Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Ordinary People starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, and Timothy Hutton
#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
Your host is Vince McMahon. Bruno Sammartino is still absent.
- WWF World Tag Team Championship Tournament Finals: Tony Garea & Rene Goulet vs. The Wild Samoans (w/Captain Lou Albano) – (WWF Championship Wrestling, 9/20/80)
The Wild Samoans defeated Dominic DeNucci and Rick Martel while Tony Garea and Rene Goulet beat the Black Demon (Don Serrano) and Sylvano Sousa to reach the finals. Afa seems reluctant to hook up with Goulet to start. Goulet shoves away a headlock and slams Afa for a quick two-count. Tag to Garea, he whips Afa into the ropes for the ABDOMINAL STRETCH right out of the gate. Back over to Goulet, he sunset flips Afa for two. Garea tags back in and grabs Afa for a Sleeperhold trying to end this early. Sika has to come in and stop Garea with a headbutt every now and then. Goulet sneaks in while the ref Dick Whorle is trying to get Sika out of the ring and elbow drops Afa. Chinlock by Garea. They do a switch on Afa for no good reason other than to pop the crowd. Afa fights out and catches Goulet with a kitchen sink knee, but then Afa misses an elbow drop. Hot tag to Garea, he runs wild on the WILD SAMOANS! I’m getting “sika” seeing the Samoans booked like this. Sika gets some heat on Garea – ripping and clawing at the man. Tag to Afa, there’s a DOUBLE-KO. Garea reaches Goulet for the tag and goes DROPKICK CRAZY. Afa and Sika bump around like crazy. Goulet nearly gets the pin which makes the whole thing break down. While Whorle is with Garea, the Samoans deliver a DOUBLE SLAM to Goulet. As Whorle turns around and sees the pin, the Samoans get the three-count for the win. (10:08) Captain Lou has once again retrieved the WWF tag belts (for the tenth time) and the Wild Samoans have become the FIRST TAG TEAM EVER to regain the WWF tag belts. Albano goes nuts on Vince over winning the belts back. I’m assuming this trivial information is referring to the WWF and not the WWWF – because Fuji and Tanaka were three-time WWWF tag team champions (’72, ’73, and ’77). **
- Tony Atlas vs. Sylvano Sousa
Atlas is all about the armbars and knucklelocks on Sousa. Like a good heel, Sousa resorts to cheap brawling tactics. Atlas even gets BUSTED OPEN here. He comes back and press slams Sousa before using the bottom rope to splash him in 6:02. After the bell, Atlas has to fight off another cheap attack from Sousa and beats him out to ringside.
Vince McMahon speaks with Freddie Blassie and Hulk Hogan at ringside. Blassie says he received a blank contract from a leading magazine that sells 49,723,625 copies per month to have Hulk Hogan appear as the centerfold. Vince – “I didn’t know MAD magazine had such a circulation.” It appears that Blassie wants Hulk to be in a nudie mag. Good grief. Either this was a LOOOOONG range plan for his Gawker deal or Freddie Blassie is perhaps a TIME-TRAVELING GENIUS MANAGER? When Vince asks Hulk what he thinks, Hogan has more to say about putting Andre the Giant on his back and now wants to be referred to “Super Hero” Hulk Hogan. He says Hulkamania is running wild. Seriously, everybody talks about how Hogan took from Superstar Billy Graham, but how much does Hogan owe to Austin Idol? Vince points out that he shouldn’t trust Freddie Blassie with his career and thinks Blassie would sell his own mother’s false teeth if he thought he could make money. Hogan is INSULTED and tells the people to shut up. He feels Blassie is an honest man and would never tell a lie. What keeps them together isn’t blood, but the almighty dollar. Hulk demands Vince watch what he says about Blassie from now on.
- The Hangman (w/Freddie Blassie) vs. Angel Maravilla
The Hangman is one VIOLENT dude. There’s not much Maravilla can do against him. He wins with a backbreaker even though I think the Hangman still wanted to do more at 6:01.
- Rick Martel vs. The Black Demon
He’s been one of the Puerto Rican jabronis in the WWWF for quite some time as Don Serrano, but now he’s the BLACK DEMON. Martel is sticking with the armbar even though the Black Demon wants to choke him and cut out his eyeballs. Martel has enough and O’Connor rolls him for the win in 4:23.
- Hulk Hogan (w/Freddie Blassie) vs. Paul Morrett & Bimbo Larson
They keep testing Hogan with these five foot nothing ham-and-eggers and it’s never close. NEVER. Hogan hits Bimbo with the AXE BOMBER and gives a backbreaker to Morrett before dumping him on top of Bimbo for the three-count in 3:01.
Next week, Andre the Giant meets Baron Mikel Scicluna! Don’t worry – the WWE Network skips the month of October, so we won’t be seeing that.
Until next time, so long for now.
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