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WWWF: All Star Wrestling (06.17.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
June 17, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Dominic DeNucci & Dino Bravo (4/1/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Jaws 2 starring Roy Scheider

#1 Song of the Week: Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your host is Vince McMahon. He tells us we were supposed to see Dominic DeNucci and Dino Bravo get their hands on the Yukon Lumberjacks on today’s program, but Captain Lou Albano refused the match since it would be a non-title ordeal with the reason being Eric and Pierre have nothing to prove by beating up the Italian Connection and only want a WWWF tag titles match. And that’s that. Read the rest of this entry

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WWWF: All Star Wrestling (06.03.78)


WWWF: All Star Wrestling
June 3, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Dominic DeNucci & Dino Bravo (4/1/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Buddy Holly Story starring Gary Busey

#1 Song of the Week: Too Much, Too Little, Too Late by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your host is Vince McMahon. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (05.13.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
May 13, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Dominic DeNucci & Dino Bravo (4/1/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The End starring Burt Reynolds & Dom DeLuise

#1 Song of the Week: If I Can’t Have You by Yvonne Elliman
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your host is Vince McMahon. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (05.06.78)


WWWF: All Star Wrestling
May 6, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Dominic DeNucci & Dino Bravo (4/1/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Last Waltz feat. The Band directed by Martin Scorsese

#1 Song of the Week: Night Fever by Bee Gees
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your host is Vince McMahon. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (04.15.78)


WWWF: All Star Wrestling
April 15, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Dominic DeNucci & Dino Bravo (4/1/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Coming Home starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight & Bruce Dern

#1 Song of the Week: Night Fever by Bee Gees
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your host is Vince McMahon. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: Philadelphia Spectrum (03.25.78)

WWWF: Philadelphia Spectrum
March 25, 1978
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Spectrum

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Mr. Fuji & Professor Tanaka (10/1/1977)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Straight Time starring Dustin Hoffman

#1 Song of the Week: Night Fever by Bee Gees
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Courtesy of TheHistoryofWWE.com, here are the results of the matches that are cut from the WWE Network version:

Joe Turco pinned Pete Reeves at 10:17 with a kick to the chest.

Gypsy Rodriguez pinned Pete Austin with an elbow drop at 10:57.

Dominic DeNucci defeated Davey O’Hannon via count-out.

Peter Maivia & Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Stan Stasiak & Baron Mikel Scicluna.

Gorilla Monsoon pinned the Golden Terror at 4:42 with a giant swing and a splash.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dick Graham. Gary Michael Capetta is the ring announcer. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (03.25.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
March 25, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Mr. Fuji & Professor Tanaka (10/1/1977)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Straight Time starring Dustin Hoffman

#1 Song of the Week: Night Fever by Bee Gees
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your host is Vince McMahon. Since we last left All Star Wrestling (which has only been about five weeks), BOB BACKLUND has captured the WWWF heavyweight championship defeating Superstar Billy Graham in Madison Square Garden. Sadly, this match is not featured on the WWE Network and only the finish where Backlund lands the Running Atomic Drop is shown on the History of the WWE Championship DVD set from 2006. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (02.18.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
February 18, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Superstar Billy Graham (4/30/1977)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Mr. Fuji & Professor Tanaka (10/1/1977)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Coming Home starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight & Bruce Dern

#1 Song of the Week: Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your host is Vince McMahon. RIP Antonino Rocca. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (02.11.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
February 11, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Superstar Billy Graham (4/30/1977)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Mr. Fuji & Professor Tanaka (10/1/1977)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta

#1 Song of the Week: Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your host is Vince McMahon. RIP Antonino Rocca. Vince tells us what we are going to see today and then sets up the juvenile diabetes PSA with Larry Zbyszko and his tag partner…Mike. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (01.28.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
January 28, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Superstar Billy Graham (4/30/1977)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Mr. Fuji & Professor Tanaka (10/1/1977)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta

#1 Song of the Week: Baby Come Back by Player
#1 TV Show of the 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation. CHECK IT OUT! New funky theme music for 1978!

Your host is Vince McMahon. RIP Antonino Rocca. Read the rest of this entry

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