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Portland Wrestling: 1980 (THE FINAL VOLUME)

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Portland Wrestling
1980
THE FINAL VOLUME

The current Portland wrestling champions are as follows as of 11/22/1980:
NWA World Champion: Harley Race (9/9/1980)
PNW Heavyweight Champion: Buddy Rose (9/20/1980)
PNW Tag Team Champions: Jay Youngblood & Joe Lightfoot (10/25/1980)

Your host is Frank Bonnema.
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Portland Wrestling: 1980 (VOLUME 14)

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Portland Wrestling
1980
VOLUME 14

The current Portland wrestling champions are as follows as of 11/15/1980:
NWA World Champion: Harley Race (9/9/1980)
PNW Heavyweight Champion: Buddy Rose (9/20/1980)
PNW Tag Team Champions: Jay Youngblood & Joe Lightfoot (10/25/1980)

Your host is Frank Bonnema.
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Portland Wrestling: 1980 (VOLUME 13)

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Portland Wrestling
1980
VOLUME 13

The current Portland wrestling champions are as follows as of 11/8/1980:
NWA World Champion: Harley Race (9/9/1980)
PNW Heavyweight Champion: Buddy Rose (9/20/1980)
PNW Tag Team Champions: Jay Youngblood & Joe Lightfoot (10/25/1980)

Your host is Frank Bonnema.
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GCW: The Last Battle of Atlanta (10.23.83)

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GCW: The Last Battle of Atlanta
October 23, 1983
Atlanta, GA
The Omni

One of the most sought after matches in wrestling history that had never been released to the public – until earlier this week by the WWE Network. This is a match without commentary and all we have are hard camera shots with the occasional zoom in and out on the action. I WILL ADMIT – I know very little about the Tommy Rich versus Buzz Sawyer feud in 1982-83 Georgia Championship Wrestling. I know it was a very bloody feud that lasted a year and a half, but I do not have much knowledge as to the why’s of the feud and the angles that made it so memorable for so many people. I do have footage of that era of GCW and will be recapping that at some point in the future.

With all of that said, I would like to do a recap of the Last Battle of Atlanta match and some of the extras that go along with it to maybe help me understand this feud a little better.
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Mid-South Wrestling (11.08.85)

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Mid-South Wrestling
November 8, 1985
Shreveport, LA
Irish McNeil Boys Club

Your current NWA and Mid-South Wrestling champions are as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair (5/24/1984)
Mid-South North American Champion: Butch Reed (10/14/1985)
Mid-South Television Champion: Butch Reed (7/22/1985)
Mid-South Tag Team Champions: Al Perez & Wendell Cooley (8/28/1985)

Your hosts are Boyd Pierce and Bill Watts. Read the rest of this entry

WWE – Bret Hitman Hart: The Dungeon Collection

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WWE – Bret Hitman Hart: The Dungeon Collection
Three-Disc Set
Released: March 5, 2013

This is a SLACKAMANIA/PDRMatt exclusive DVD review. My boy Slack handles the interview portions while I tackle all of the match recaps. I want to work on the first Bret Hart DVD set here pretty soon. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy the latest WWE Home Video offering based solely on one of my wrestling heroes and hopefully one of yours: Bret “The Hitman” Hart.

DISC ONE

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WWECLASSICS.com Showcase (September 2010)

WWECLASSICS.com Showcase
September 2010

Sorry for the delay. I hate to always have the same old story for being SO incredibly late with these things: school, work, and trying to have a life in between those two all getting in the way. And we begin! Read the rest of this entry

The Rise & Fall of WCW – Disc Two

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The Rise and Fall of WCW – Disc Two
Released: 8/25/2009

  • Ric Flair vs. Magnum TA – $1000 Challenge Match (NWA World Championship Wrestling, 6/15/85)

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Legacy on Demand Showcase (05.09)

WWE.com Legacy on Demand Showcase
May 2009

Since we can’t get 24/7 here in North Carolina just yet, I’ve subscribed to WWE’s online on demand service which is FILLED with stuff to watch that I haven’t ever seen. Not from just WWE, but from other territories and companies over the years much like WWE 24/7 offers, only it’s online.

I’ll be taking requests from people who want something reviewed/recapped, which I’ll work on completing a mix bag of matches like you’ll see here once a month. Just put your requests in the comment section. All I ask is no PPV matches and NO MORE THAN ONE EPISODE of the weekly programming (Raw, Wrestling Challenge, Superstars, House Shows) at a time. Believe it or not, I will get around to the PPV matches AND I just don’t have the time to do a bunch more programming than I’m already doing. I hope you all understand. So without further ado, here we go with my first edition. Read the rest of this entry

Clash of the Champions #20 (09.92)

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September 2, 1992
Atlanta, GA
Center Stage Theatre

The current WCW & NWA Champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Ron Simmons (8/2/1992)
WCW U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
WCW World Television Champion: Steve Austin (5/23/1992)
WCW World Light Heavyweight Champion: Brad Armstrong (7/5/1992)
WCW/NWA World Tag Team Champions: Dr. Death & Terry Gordy (7/12/1992)

This was a special show for WCW because not only was this the 20th Clash of the Champions special, but also the 20th anniversary of wrestling on TBS. There’s tons of honored guests here including Bruno Sammartino, Hank Aaron (he works with TBS) and the last American television appearance of Andre the Giant alongside Gordon Solie.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jesse Ventura. Read the rest of this entry

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