WWF: All Star Wrestling (11.15.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
November 15, 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: Tony Garea & Rick Martel (11/8/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Private Benjamin starring Goldie Hawn
#1 Song of the Week: Lady by Kenny Rogers
#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 hosts are Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson.

  • WWF World Tag Team Championship: The Wild Samoans (c) vs. Tony Garea & Rick Martel – (Philadelphia Spectrum, 11/8/80)

We JIP to when Garea gets dumped out on the floor by Afa and slammed by Sika. Vince and Pat do their own commentary over Dick Graham and Kal Rudman. Back inside, Afa runs Garea into the corner and then the Samoans go nuts with the nerve hold. We get a false tag spot to piss off Martel. Garea manages a comeback and hits Afa with a cross body block, but only gets two. More nerve hold goodness. Garea elbows out into a double KO spot. This leads to the HOT TAG TO MARTEL! It’s BONZO GONZO IN THE SPECTRUM! We see STEREO MONKEY FLIPS to the Samoans followed by STEREO DROPKICKS! Martel and Garea go to whip the Samoans into one another, but Garea gets reversed and he’s wiped out. Martel then sunset flips Sika and gets the three-count to win the WWF tag team titles. (about 8:00 shown) Check out Capetta marking out with the Howard Finkel “…AND NEW” announcement of the new tag champs. Garea has now been crowned the W(W)WF tag team champion on four different occasions with four different partners: Haystacks Calhoun, Dean HO, Larry Zbyszko, and now Rick Martel. Not a great match, but to be honest the Wild Samoans have been done for several months now. They should have never lost to Backlund and Morales at Shea Stadium. *½

  • Killer Khan (w/Freddie Blassie) vs. Angel Maravilla

Kahn delivers his karate chops and just gets MEAN with Maravilla. Vince and Pat discuss how they think Blassie and Khan communicate. Lots of stomping and choking and whatnot. He runs Maravilla into the post and makes weird noises directed at Angel. The double thrust sets up the Jumping Knee Drop for the win in 5:28.

After the match, Pat Patterson meets with Freddie Blassie and Killer Khan. Once Blassie had Khan under contract, Blassie now has complete control over him and if he unleashed Khan on the WWF, there would be no stopping him. Blassie tells us Khan is loyalty because he’s a direct descendent of Genghis Khan – and should be treated as such. Khan acts like a nutbag with serious anger issues. Blassie interprets this to mean Khan hates America and all American wrestlers except for Blassie himself. When Blassie found Khan, he found him chopping down camels into the sand. What a sight to see. Blassie says Khan is here to make him money. Patterson tries to hint that maybe Blassie is a fraud, but Blassie won’t stand for it.

  • Rick McGraw vs. Johnny Rodz

McGraw and Rodz go through a feeling out process to start – just waiting for the other guy to make a mistake. Rodz goes low on McGraw and chokes him in the ropes. McGraw applies an armbar and Rodz rolls over to land on top of the referee. McGraw remains offensive and puts the boots to Rodz. He cuts off McGraw with a kitchen sink knee and applies a MEAN armbar. McGraw counters to a headscissors, but Rodz comes back with a closed fist and throws McGraw to the floor. McGraw avoids being sent into the steps and slams Johnny’s head on the apron. Back in, they mess up a spot and McGraw grabs a headlock as we reach the ten-minute draw. (10:00) Rodz continues to put the hurting on McGraw after the bell. Eventually, the old timer ref is able to get Rodz off McGraw and the ref awards the match to McGraw. RODZ SCREWED RODZ~! *½

  • The Moondogs (w/Captain Lou Albano) vs. Jim Duggan & Angelo Gomez

Duggan here looks like he’d sell you tires more than walking around looking goofy carrying a 2×4. The Moondogs kick and stomp all over Gomez to start. Tag to Duggan, he quickly gets stuck on the wrong side of town. More brawling. When Duggan tries to grab a headlock, Moondog Rex counters with an atomic drop. Back over to Gomez, Rex delivers a backbreaker while King gives him a running splash for the win in 4:01.

  • Stan Hansen (w/Freddie Blassie) vs. Steve King

Hansen lays a hurting on King. He chokes on King through the ropes and buries his knee into the face. King tries to fight back, but Hansen swats him away like a fly and takes him to the floor for a face smash off the steps. Back in, Hansen destroys King with the LARIAT in 3:02. Hansen gets on the house mic and goes “BRUNO WHO?”. Awesome.

That’s going to do it for this week. Until next time, so long for now.


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