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WWWF: All Star Wrestling (09.09.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
September 9, 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: The Yukon Lumberjacks (6/26/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Grease starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

#1 Song of the Week: Boogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste of Honey
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

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The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

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

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WWWF: Madison Square Garden (06.27.77)

WWWF: Madison Square Garden
June 27, 1977
New York City
Madison Square Garden

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Superstar Billy Graham (4/30/1977)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf (12/25/1976)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Rescuers starring Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor
#1 Song of the Week: Got to Give It Up (Part 1) by Stevie Wonder
#1 TV Show of the 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard & Henry Winkler

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Your host is Vince McMahon. We finally have Howard Finkel doing the announcing here. His first card as the ring announcer came about back on January 17. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: Madison Square Garden (10.25.76)

WWWF: Madison Square Garden
October 25, 1976
New York City
Madison Square Garden

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammartino (12/10/1973)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: The Executioners (5/11/1976)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Burnt Offerings starring Karen Black & Oliver Reed
#1 Song of the Week: If You Leave Me Now by Chicago
#1 TV Show of the 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard & Henry Winkler

Follow along with the WWE Network!

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

WWWF: All-Star Wrestling (09.13.75)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
September 13, 1975
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammartino (12/10/1973)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: The Blackjacks (8/26/1975)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Jaws starring Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss
#1 Song of the Week: Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell
#1 TV Show of 75-76 Season: All in the Family starring Carroll O’Connor

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation. This intro would sound a lot jazzier if these clips were set to the similar Barney Miller theme song.

Your host is Vince McMahon and Antonino Rocca. Apparently, Rocca is one big mark for Tony Parisi. Read the rest of this entry

WWE – Unreleased: Never Before Seen Matches (DISC ONE)

WWE – Unreleased: Never Before Seen Matches
1986-1995
Disc One

I haven’t completed a DVD recap in a while and this one looked pretty interesting, so I thought I would give it a shot. Heck, I haven’t purchased a WWE DVD in forever, so you know this had to have peaked my interest on some level.

AT FIRST GLANCE: Disc one covers the 1980s portion of the set and creeps into 1990 a little bit. Some of the tag matches could be interesting. On disc one, I’m most interested in the handicap match between Hogan and Savage against the Hart Foundation and the Honky Tonk Man. I think that could possibly be a hidden gem. The Powers of Pain against the Rockers could be promising as well. While this doesn’t surprise me that it’s part of the set because it’s WWE, I’m scratching my head over why they would think we would want to sit through Andre the Giant and Big John Studd — in 1989. Nevertheless, let’s get at it.
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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (12.09.78)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
December 9, 1978
Allentown, PA
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:
#1 Movie of the Week: Superman starring Christopher Reeve & Gene Hackman
#1 Song of the Week: Le Freak by Chic
#1 TV Show of 78-79 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Bruno Sammartino. This is from the first series of Championship Wrestling tapings from the Allentown Agricultural Hall.
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NWA: Big Time Wrestling (02.14.76)

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NWA: Big Time Wrestling
February 14, 1976
Detroit, MI
Cobo Hall

Your host is Bob Finnegan. Chuck Allen is the ring announcer.
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SLACKAMANIA DVD REVIEW – WWE: Ultimate Warrior – Always Believe DVD Recap (Disc Two)

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WWE: Ultimate Warrior – Always Believe
Three-Disc DVD Set
Released: 4/14/2015

DISC TWO
THE MATCHES

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Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story (DISC THREE)

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Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story
Disc Three
Released: November 14, 2006

And the final disc.

THE PIT:
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Houston Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum (01.07.79)

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Houston Wrestling
January 7, 1979
Houston, TX
Sam Houston Coliseum

At the risk of sounding completely hackneyed and just embracing my ignorance of Houston wrestling instead of trying to make you think that I know something about this promotion when I don’t, here is an excerpt from KayfabeMemories.com to give you a little insight: Read the rest of this entry

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