WWF: All Star Wrestling (12.06.80)
WWF: All Star Wrestling
December 6, 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: Tony Garea & Rick Martel (11/8/1980)
Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Flash Gordon starring Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, and Max von Sydow
#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.
- Tony Garea & Rick Martel vs. Baron Mikel Scicluna & Sylvano Sousa – (WWF Championship Wrestling, 12/6/80)
Here we are essentially a month into their reign as tag team champions and we’re just now seeing Garea and Martel together with the tag straps. Hard for anybody to fathom watching today. Garea and Martel take turns controlling Sousa with a headlock to start. Finally, Sousa catches Garea with a kitchen sink and tags in Scicluna. He pounds Garea down and chokes away while Sousa gives ref Dick Whorle fits. Garea does reach Martel for a tag, but Dick Whorle didn’t see it and thus doesn’t care. The heels do a switch and the ref does nothing. Scicluna eventually dumps Garea out for Sousa, but Martel comes over and saves the day. Back inside, Scicluna catches him with a kitchen sink knee and grabs the pecs. Back over to Sousa, he’s applied a chinlock on Garea. He gets away again from Sousa and hot tags Martel. The match breaks down with Scicluna getting thrown to the floor. Meanwhile, Martel and Garea double-team Sousa and put him away with a MISSILE DROPKICK by Martel while Garea stands him up. (9:32) Sousa tries to have some extra fun with Martel after the bell, but it goes nowhere. Pat Patterson interviews Tony Garea and Rick Martel once the heels clear out. Garea looks very happy to be Martel’s partner. He leaves to go retrieve something while Martel talks about winning the WWF tag belts. Garea comes back with a big trophy to give to Martel for the WWF Wrestler of the Year for 1980 from All Japan Sports News. Hmm, sounds pretty kayfabe to me.
- Sgt. Slaughter (w/the Grand Wizard) vs. Steve King
Back to the sleepy town of Hamburg. Vince and Pat discuss how Slaughter claims there is no escape for his Cobra Clutch hold. Slaughter spends much of the match working the mid-section. He then applies a Canadian backbreaker and bounces the back of King’s head off the top buckle. The Slaughter Cannon sets up the COBRA CLUTCH for the submission in 5:58. Afterwards, Slaughter dumps King on the floor and applies the COBRA CLUTCH AGAIN on the floor closer to the camera. BRUTAL.
After a break, we come back to see Pat Patterson interviewing Sgt. Slaughter and the Grand Wizard. Pat wants to keep Grand Wizard in his eyesight. Slaughter introduces the $5,000 Cobra Clutch Challenge for anyone that can break the hold. Doesn’t matter who it is – good guy or bad guy – NOBODY CAN BREAK THE HOLD. Slaughter responds to being called “Gomer Pyle” and tells the fan to shut up. Patterson asks the Grand Wizard where he got these medals hanging around his neck. Wizard says that’s a redundant question – he WON those medals. Bringing up his past with Patterson, Wizard confirms that even Pat Patterson could not only win the $5,000 if he was able to break the Cobra Clutch, but raises the rate to $10,000 if Patterson could break the hold. Wizard thinks Patterson’s neck will be broken like everybody else’s neck. Patterson says if Sgt. Slaughter thinks he will be the next WWF champion, he needs to book the match soon. Slaughter calls out Backlund and says he’s a coward who refuses to sign a match with him. To wrap it up, Slaughter says since Ronald Reagan is the new POTUS, the draft will return, and then everybody will have to deal with Sgt. Slaughter.
- Pedro Morales vs. Jose Estrada
Estrada goes nuts on Pedro to start, but apparently Pedro’s PUERTO RICAN MADNESS is greater than Estrada. Morales surprises Estrada with an O’Connor roll for the win in 2:57.
- The Moondogs (w/Captain Lou Albano) vs. Rick McGraw & Charlie Brown
Poor McGraw. He’s now delegated to teaming with Charlie Brown. Anyways, there’s not a lot he can do against the Moondogs. They finally announce the names of the Moondogs: Rex and King. Brown tries his luck against King and gets his back all scratched up. Tag to Rex, he hammers the back of Brown. Rex then gives Brown a powerslam to set up King’s splash off the ropes for the win in 3:36. Albano smacks Rex and King with a leather strap to keep his Moondogs in line.
- Killer Khan (w/Captain Lou Albano) vs. John Callahan
Freddie Blassie is conspicuous by his absence. He made a special appearance this week in one of his last matches down in the Olympic Auditorium and wrestled in a cage match with El Medico against John Tolos and Victor Rivera. Albano doesn’t really come out to manage as much as rile up the crowd about how great Killer Khan is. The Double Chop sets up a Jumping Knee Drop for the win in 2:49.
Alright, that’s going to do it for this week. Until next time, so long for now.
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