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WWWF: All Star Wrestling (11.25.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
November 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: The Yukon Lumberjacks (6/26/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Lord of the Rings starring William Squire & Christopher Guard

#1 Song of the Week: MacArthur Park 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. Gary Michael Capetta makes his All Star Wrestling debut (as far as we know) replacing Joe McHugh on the “B” show. With Championship Wrestling moving from Philadelphia to Allentown, McHugh would continue with his ring announcing duties as part of that program. Read the rest of this entry

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WWWF: Madison Square Garden (10.23.78)

WWWF: Madison Square Garden
October 23, 1978
New York City
Madison Square Garden

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: The Boys from Brazil starring Gregory Peck & Laurence Olivier

#1 Song of the Week: Kiss You All Over by Exile
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

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

Larry Zbyszko defeated Spiros Arion via disqualification at 6:12

Ivan Koloff pinned Tony Garea at 2:39 with a rollup and grabbed the tights for leverage

Victor Rivera pinned Dominic DeNucci at 4:11

Dino Bravo pinned Crazy Luke Graham at 3:46 with a dropkick

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: Madison Square Garden (08.29.77)

WWWF: Madison Square Garden
August 29, 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: Vacant (8/1/1977)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Kentucky Fried Movie created by Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker
#1 Song of the Week: Best of My Love by The Emotions
#1 TV Show of the 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard & Henry Winkler

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Your host is Vince McMahon. 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

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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: Madison Square Garden (08.07.76)

WWWF: Madison Square Garden
August 7, 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: The Omen starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick
#1 Song of the Week: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee
#1 TV Show of the 75-76 Season: All in the Family starring Carroll O’Connor

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Your host is Vince McMahon. He’s pretty excited tonight as Bruno Sammartino returns to the Garden to get his hands on Stan Hansen – INSIDE OF A STEEL CAGE. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: Madison Square Garden (02.02.76)

WWWF: Madison Square Garden
February 2, 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: Louis Cerdan and Tony Parisi (11/17/1975)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starring Jack Nicholson
#1 Song of the Week: Love Rollercoaster by the Ohio Players
#1 TV Show of the 75-76 Season: All in the Family starring Carroll O’Connor

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

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

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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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (05.14.77)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
May 14, 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: When I Need You by Leo Sayer
#1 TV Show of 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard and Henry Winkler

Your host is Vince McMahon.
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