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WWF: Madison Square Garden (12.29.80)

WWF: Madison Square Garden
December 29, 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: Pedro Morales (12/8/1980)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Rick Martel (11/8/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Any Which Way You Can starring Clint Eastwood
#1 Song of the Week: (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon
#1 TV Show of the 80-81 Season: Dallas starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy

There’s a few matches that didn’t quite make the broadcast. Courtesy goes to TheHistoryofWWE.com for these results:

  1. WWF Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion Antonio Inoki pinned Bobby Duncum in 12:47.
  2. Ivan Putski pinned Afa in 2:34.
  3. Tony Atlas pinned Ernie Ladd at 9:24 in a Texas Death match.

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

WWF: All Star Wrestling (12.13.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
December 13, 1980
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pedro Morales (12/8/1980)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Rick Martel (11/8/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Stir Crazy starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor
#1 Song of the Week: Lady by Kenny Rogers
#1 TV Show of the 80-81 Season: Dallas starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson. Vince asks Pat what he thinks of George Rosello, which is a pretty silly question since Rosello has never appeared on WWF TV before. They share a short laugh over that one before we head to the ring. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Philadelphia Spectrum (12.13.80)

WWF: Philadelphia Spectrum
December 13, 1980
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Spectrum

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pedro Morales (12/8/1980)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Rick Martel (11/8/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Stir Crazy starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor
#1 Song of the Week: Lady by Kenny Rogers
#1 TV Show of the 80-81 Season: Dallas starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy

Your hosts are Dick Graham and Kal Rudman. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (11.22.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
November 22, 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: Tony Garea & Rick Martel (11/8/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Private Benjamin starring Goldie Hawn
#1 Song of the Week: Lady by Kenny Rogers
#1 TV Show of the 80-81 Season: Dallas starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson. May Pat Rest in Peace. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Madison Square Garden (09.22.80)

WWF: Madison Square Garden
September 22, 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: Ken Patera (4/21/1980)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: The Wild Samoans (9/20/1980)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Kal Rudman. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (09.20.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
September 20, 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: Vacant (8/10/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Ordinary People starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, and Timothy Hutton
#1 Song of the Week: Upside Down by Diana Ross
#1 TV Show of the 80-81 Season: Dallas starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

Your host is Vince McMahon. Bruno Sammartino is still absent. Read the rest of this entry

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 (07.05.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
July 5, 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: Airplane! starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty

#1 Song of the Week: Coming Up by Paul McCartney
#1 TV Show of the 79-80 Season: 60 Minutes hosted by Mike Wallace

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

NOTE: Due to an error on the Network, go to the episode dated 6/27/81 in the All Star Wrestling section to see this episode.

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

WWF: All Star Wrestling (05.24.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
May 24, 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 Empire Strikes Back starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher
#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. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (05.03.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
May 3, 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: Coal Miner’s Daughter starring Sissy Spacek

#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. Read the rest of this entry

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