WWF: All Star Wrestling (12.27.80)
WWF: All Star Wrestling
December 27, 1980
Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pedro Morales (12/8/1980)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Rick Martel (11/8/1980)
Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Any Which Way You Can starring Clint Eastwood
#1 Song of the Week: (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon
#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.
- SD Jones vs. The Black Demon
SD JONES IS BACK! He left the WWF in the fall of 1979 to pursue success down in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling for the past year, but now he’s back and he’s here to stay for the rest of his career. Pat mentions how Jones has lost 47 pounds since he left us. He’s definitely looking trimmer. Pat has also overheard the Black Demon speaking to someone in French, which has surprised Patterson. He’s wearing pink boots for some reason. Pat continues to make interesting comments like how we should see SD Jones “shake it” at a disco. A headbutt from SD sends the Black Demon from one side of the ring to the other. Vince and Pat discuss the *new* Hulk Hogan that we’ll get to see in the next match. The Swinging Neckbreaker from SD Jones gets the win at 7:31.
- Hulk Hogan (w/Freddie Blassie) vs. Jim Duggan
Hogan is wearing his New Japan attire here with black elbow pad, black tights, and black knee pads. He no longer looks like a big dude trying to be a wrestler. He just looks like a WRESTLER. Speaking of wrestlers, the WWF world champion Bob Backlund comes to the ring in a three-piece suit. He shakes everyone’s hand in the ring except for Blassie and Hogan. Patterson wants to get a word with the champ. It seems these two are getting along these days. Hogan has enough of Backlund wasting everybody’s time with the softball questions and challenges Backlund to get into the ring. Of course, nothing happens and Hogan gets back in the ring to wrestle Duggan. These two despite being in the same companies from WWF to WCW only wrestled each other twice and both times in TV squash matches. I think we’re seeing why now. Hogan wins with the HOGAN HAMMER (Axe Bomber) in 4:34.
Pat Patterson interviews Freddie Blassie and Hulk Hogan asking what the NEW Hulk Hogan is all about. Blassie says Hogan is in the best shape of his life. He’s got a 58 inch chest and 33 inch waist. The biceps are 24 inches and he can still press 550 pounds with ease. He’s the only man to beat Andre the Giant, Bob Backlund, Pedro Morales and any other name you can think of. He’s the only undefeated man in the sport today. Pat pushes Blassie to show us the WWF world title if he’s beaten Bob Backlund. Blassie says the decision was reversed and it was a conspiracy against Hulk. Hogan talks directly to Pat Patterson and tells him that he will defeat Bob Backlund in Madison Square Garden whenever Backlund dares to sign the contract. That’s when you will see the gold around his waist. Hogan calls Pat a former wrestler and thinks he’s not really good enough to be a commentator either. Patterson informs Hogan that he’s not a former wrestler and that he’s still wrestling. As far as Hogan is concerned, Pat is a former wrestler. Hogan calls himself the “super hero of the 1980s”. Wow, PROPHETIC. Pat says Hogan has a big mouth and doesn’t want to stand here and be insulted. Blassie says Hogan paid him a compliment by calling him a “former wrestler”, but Patterson has to look at everything the wrong way. He calls Patterson a “pencil-neck geek” which would be an insult. Blassie continues to put over Hogan. Hulk is coming after Backlund and tells Pat if he’ll take off the “goofy blue suit”, Hogan doesn’t mind wrestling him as well. Patterson has to get the last word telling Hogan that he may be on his way to the top, but he’s not there yet. That got pretty heated.
- Sgt. Slaughter (w/The Grand Wizard) vs. Rick McGraw
As they go into a ride, McGraw and Slaughter wind up on the floor where McGraw is the aggressor. McGraw gets Slaughter on the mat with a headlock. When that stops working, McGraw is able to throw down with armdrags and applies an armbar. Slaughter pushes him off into the corner, but misses a charge. To the center of the ring, Slaughter buries a knee into McGraw and forces him to the floor where Slaughter gives him a slam. Slaughter threatens to leap down onto McGraw from the top, but McGraw sees it coming. Back inside, Slaughter abuses McGraw some more and punches him square on the temple. The crowd wants to see McGraw come back, but Slaughter lays down the punches. They wind up on the apron where Slaughter tries to run McGraw into the buckle, but McGraw blocks and makes Slaughter eat the turnbuckle. That stuns Slaughter. McGraw unloads and dropkicks Slaughter back into the corner and whips him across the ring. McGraw looks for a running bulldog, but Slaughter puts on the brakes and delivers a back suplex. There’s a backbreaker and a flying elbow from Slaughter for the win. (9:37) Afterwards, the Grand Wizard distracts the ref while Slaughter tries to apply the Cobra Clutch. McGraw manages to get away. He ain’t going out like that. Good back and forth singles match. I’m telling you they had something in Rick McGraw. **½
- The Moondogs (w/Captain Lou Albano) vs. Steve King & Angelo Gomez
It seems like Steve King gets beaten up by the Moondogs every week. Gomez gets slammed and splashed by Rex for the win in 2:45.
- Stan Hansen (w/Freddie Blassie) vs. Manny Siaca
This match won’t last long either. Hansen hammers and kicks Siaca around. He gives Siaca a nasty pull-up piledriver before landing the LARIAT for the win in 2:58. Hansen tells Vince to stop giving him this garbage and give him some real competition.
And that’s going to do it for this week. Until next time, so long for now.
Posted on January 24, 2021, in WWE and tagged All Star Wrestling, Bob Backlund, Captain Lou Albano, Freddie Blassie, Grand Wizard, Hulk Hogan, Jim Duggan, Rick McGraw, SD Jones, Sgt. Slaughter, Stan Hansen, The Moondogs. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.