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WWF: Showdown at Shea (08.09.80)

WWF: Showdown at Shea
August 9, 1980
Flushing, NY
Shea Stadium

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Ken Patera (4/21/1980)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: The Wild Samoans (4/12/1980)

NOTE: What an interesting time in wrestling history. There are THREE major cards in THREE different promotions that happen between August 2 and August 9. Collectively, there are over 80,000 people to see these three different cards. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (05.17.80) (PLUS BACKLUND vs. PATERA TEXAS DEATH MATCH~!)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
May 17, 1980
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Ken Patera (4/21/1980)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: The Wild Samoans (4/12/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Long Riders starring David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine, James Keach, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest, and Nicholas Guest

#1 Song of the Week: Call Me by Blondie
#1 TV Show of the 79-80 Season: 60 Minutes hosted by Mike Wallace

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. We’ve got a fresh series of tapings here as the crowd already sounds more awake than the crowd at the last taping we saw. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Madison Square Garden (04.21.80)

WWF: Madison Square Garden
April 21, 1980
New York City
Madison Square Garden

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pat Patterson (9/1/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: The Wild Samoans (4/12/1980)

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

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

WWF: All Star Wrestling (04.12.80) (PLUS HOGAN vs. BACKLUND~!)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
April 12, 1980
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pat Patterson (9/1/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Ivan Putski & Tito Santana (10/22/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Coal Miner’s Daughter starring Sissy Spacek

#1 Song of the Week: Another Brick in the Wall, Part II by Pink Floyd
#1 TV Show of the 79-80 Season: 60 Minutes hosted by Mike Wallace

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Madison Square Garden (03.24.80)

WWF: Madison Square Garden
March 24, 1980
New York City
Madison Square Garden

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pat Patterson (9/1/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Ivan Putski & Tito Santana (10/22/1979)

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your host is Vince McMahon. He makes sure to let us know they sold out not only Madison Square Garden, but also the spillover crowd watching on CCTV in the Felt Forum. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Madison Square Garden (01.21.80)


WWF: Madison Square Garden
January 21, 1980
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pat Patterson (9/1/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Ivan Putski & Tito Santana (10/22/1979)

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

WWF: Philadelphia Spectrum (01.12.80)

WWF: Philadelphia Spectrum
January 12, 1980
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Spectrum

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pat Patterson (9/1/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Ivan Putski & Tito Santana (10/22/1979)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Kramer vs. Kramer starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep

#1 Song of the Week: Escape (The Piña Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
#1 TV Show of the 79-80 Season: 60 Minutes hosted by Mike Wallace

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dick Graham. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Madison Square Garden (12.17.79)

WWF: Madison Square Garden
December 17, 1979
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pat Patterson (6/23/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Ivan Putski & Tito Santana (10/22/1979)

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

WWF: Madison Square Garden (10.22.79)

WWF: Madison Square Garden
October 22, 1979
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pat Patterson (6/23/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

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

WWF: Madison Square Garden (09.24.79)

WWF: Madison Square Garden
September 24, 1979
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pat Patterson (6/23/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

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

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