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WWF: All Star Wrestling (06.02.79) (PLUS A SPECIAL BONUS MATCH~!)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
June 2, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Ted DiBiase (2/17/1979)
WWF Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Alien starring Sigourney Weaver & Tom Skerritt

#1 Song of the Week: Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 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 hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

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WWF: All Star Wrestling (05.26.79)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
May 26, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Ted DiBiase (2/17/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Alien starring Sigourney Weaver & Tom Skerritt

#1 Song of the Week: Reunited by Peaches & Herb
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 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 hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (05.19.79)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
May 19, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Ted DiBiase (2/17/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Beyond the Poseidon Adventure starring Michael Caine & Sally Field

#1 Song of the Week: Reunited by Peaches & Herb
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 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 hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (04.21.79)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
April 21, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Ted DiBiase (2/17/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Champ starring Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, and Ricky Schroder

#1 Song of the Week: Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 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 hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino.

NOTE: With the shortened WWF name, we get a new intro to the show. At this point, no other major visible changes to the program. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (04.14.79)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
April 14, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Ted DiBiase (2/17/1979)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Champ starring Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, and Ricky Schroder

#1 Song of the Week: What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 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 hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino.

NOTE: This show signals the final taping for the World Wide Wrestling Federation, period. On the next series of tapings, the name of the company gets shortened to the World Wrestling Federation that we all know very well. However, the show doesn’t change all that much besides the federation name change and the intro. The show is still just a ring set up in the Hamburg Fieldhouse as it will remain until June 1984. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (03.24.79)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
March 24, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Ted DiBiase (2/17/1979)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Larry Zbyszko (12/2/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The China Syndrome starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, and Michael Douglas

#1 Song of the Week: Tragedy by Bee Gees
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 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 hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (03.17.79)


WWWF: All Star Wrestling
March 17, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Ted DiBiase (2/17/1979)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Larry Zbyszko (12/2/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The China Syndrome starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, and Michael Douglas

#1 Song of the Week: I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 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 hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (03.10.79)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
March 10, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF North American Heavyweight Champion: Ted DiBiase (2/17/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Larry Zbyszko (12/2/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Deer Hunter starring Robert De Niro & Christopher Walken

#1 Song of the Week: Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? by Rod Stewart
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 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 hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. We get Gary Michael Capetta back on ring announcer duty this week. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (02.10.79)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
February 10, 1979
Allentown, PA
Allentown Agricultural Hall

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Larry Zbyszko (12/2/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Superman starring Christopher Reeve & Gene Hackman

#1 Song of the Week: Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? by Rod Stewart
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 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 hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (01.27.79)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
January 27, 1979
Allentown, PA
Allentown Agricultural Hall

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Larry Zbyszko (12/2/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Superman starring Christopher Reeve & Gene Hackman

#1 Song of the Week: Le Freak by Chic
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 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 hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. They have swapped buildings and taping dates on us. The A-show Championship Wrestling will be filmed from Hamburg while the B-Show All Star Wrestling will be filmed from the Allentown Agricultural Hall for this and the next round of TV tapings. Pretty cool to see the show in a little different venue in front of a bigger crowd. Read the rest of this entry

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