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NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (04.05.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
April 5, 1980
Atlanta, GA
WTBS-17 Studios

The current GCW champs are as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Austin Idol (3/29/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff (12/7/1979)
NWA National Television Champion: Tommy Rich (2/23/1980)

TIME FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. That’s right. While this show is incomplete and jumps around, it’s available here on YouTube for all of us to enjoy and there’s enough action here to warrant a watch.

Your host is Gordon Solie. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (03.08.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
March 8, 1980
Atlanta, GA
WTBS-17 Studios

The current GCW champs are as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Mr. Wrestling II (1/12/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff (12/7/1979)
NWA National Television Champion: Tommy Rich (2/23/1980)

TIME FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. That’s right. While this show is incomplete and jumps around, it’s available here on YouTube for all of us to enjoy and there’s enough action here to warrant a watch.

Your host is Gordon Solie. Read the rest of this entry

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

Follow along with the WWE Network!

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: Championship Wrestling (05.21.77)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
May 21, 1977
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Arena

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 (12/7/1976)

Pop Culture #1s:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Car starring James Brolin
#1 Song of the Week: Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
#1 TV Show of 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard and Henry Winkler

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

WWWF: Championship Wrestling (05.07.77)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
May 7, 1977
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Arena

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 (12/7/1976)

Pop Culture #1s:
#1 Movie of the Week: Annie Hall starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton
#1 Song of the Week: Hotel California by the Eagles
#1 TV Show of 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard and Henry Winkler

Your host is Vince McMahon. Gary Michael Capetta is doing the ring announcing this week.
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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (04.23.77)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
April 23, 1977
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Arena

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammartino (12/10/1973)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf (12/7/1976)

Pop Culture #1s:
#1 Movie of the Week: Annie Hall starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton
#1 Song of the Week: Don’t Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston
#1 TV Show of 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard and Henry Winkler

Your host is Vince McMahon. Howard Finkel is the ring announcer in a very early appearance. This show aired on the same day John Cena was born.
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World Championship Wrestling (03.07.87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
March 7, 1987
Atlanta, GA

They replay the crazy slap Ole Anderson gave to JJ Dillon last week and the brawl that ensued between Ole and Tully Blanchard.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and David Crockett. Today we will find out the top ten seeds for the Crockett Cup set for April 10 and 11 in Baltimore MD. Read the rest of this entry

World Championship Wrestling (02.21.87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
February 21, 1987
Atlanta, GA

From last week in Charlotte: Barry Windham, Nikita Koloff, Jimmy Garvin, and the Rock N Roll Express are helping somebody into the back of a Mercedes as they take him off to the hospital. Maybe Tony can explain.

Your host is Tony Schiavone. Oh, the Midnight Express did something bad to Ronnie Garvin. Read the rest of this entry

World Championship Wrestling (01.17.87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
January 17, 1987
Atlanta, GA

To start the show with a flashback to a recent episode of NWA Worldwide where Barry Windham breaks up a Four Horsemen beatdown on various JTTS. He goes nose-to-nose with Ric Flair, but did they FINALLY meet for the NWA world title?

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & David Crockett. Read the rest of this entry

NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Titles History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Ivan Koloff
Nikita Koloff
Don Kernodle
titles awarded 12/4/1984 [1]
Dusty Rhodes
Road Warriors
Ivan Koloff
Nikita Koloff
Baron Von Raschke
5/17/1986 Baltimore, MD
Ivan Koloff
Powers of Pain
Dusty Rhodes
Road Warriors
2/12/1988 Philadelphia, PA[2]
Dusty Rhodes
Road Warriors (2)
titles awarded 7/9/1988 Chicago, IL[3]
Road Warriors
Genichiro Tenryu
Dusty Rhodes 12/7/1988 Clash of the
Champions 4
[4]
The NWA shelves the belts in January 1989.

Footnotes:
[1]: Khruschev replaces Kernodle when he gets injured in January 1985; Baron Von Raschke replaces Khruschev when he gets injured in January 1986.
[2]: The Powers of Pain leave for the WWF in May 1988.
[3]: The Road Warriors turn on Dusty on October 25, 1988.
[4]: Road Warrior Animal defeats Dusty Rhodes in a singles match to gain Dusty’s share of the six-man tag titles and awards it to Tenryu.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

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