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NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (08.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
August 1980
Atlanta, GA
WTBS-17 Studios

The current GCW champs are as follows on 8/2/80:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Baron Von Raschke (6/8/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Steve Keirn & Mr. Wrestling II (7/30/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kevin Sullivan (6/8/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Vacant (6/28/1980)

We start the clip with Kevin Sullivan and Stan Hansen talking with Gordon Solie. Hansen says he can’t trust anybody around here and tells the good guys that he’s going to start looking out for himself. When Hansen mentions Ole and Gene Anderson, they come over and bully him into the ring. As Kevin Sullivan goes to help Stan, the Great Mephisto shows up and grabs Sullivan as they begin brawling. Mark Lewin runs over and grabs Sullivan from behind and slaps on the SINGAPORE SLEEPERHOLD. Some jabronis try and help out. Ole Anderson goes to help Mephisto and Lewin while Hansen beats up Gene. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (02.23.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
February 23, 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: Austin Idol (2/21/1980)

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. He’s talking with Mr. Wrestling II and we go to a clip of a Tommy Rich versus the Masked Superstar. Rich gets Superstar in an inside cradle and nearly pins him. Taking offense, Superstar grabs Rich and throws him over the top rope. He then grabs the ref (Joe Powell – the Wrestling II impersonator), rips off his shirt, and puts him in the COBRA hold. MR. WRESTLING II comes in and tries to save Powell by ripping off the Masked Superstar’s MASK. Back to the studio, Solie and Wrestling II remind everyone that Mr. Wrestling II has also broken the Cobra hold. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Big Time Wrestling (Summer/Fall 1979)

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NWA: Big Time Wrestling
Summer/Fall 1979
Detroit, MI

Your host is Terry Sullivan.
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NWA: Big Time Wrestling (November 1978)

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NWA: Big Time Wrestling
November 1978
Detroit, MI

Your host is Chuck Allen.
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NWA: Big Time Wrestling (October 1978)

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NWA: Big Time Wrestling
October 1978
Detroit, MI

Your hosts are Chuck Allen and Terry Sullivan. WHY ARE THEY INSIDE OF A CAGE? We’ll find out at some point tonight.
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NWA: Big Time Wrestling (1977?)

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NWA: Big Time Wrestling
Sometime in 1977

Your host is Bob Finnegan. No studio action this week. He tells us we will be traveling around the country to watch various NWA wrestlers currently part of Detroit wrestling or who will be coming to the area in the near future. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Big Time Wrestling (October 1978)

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NWA: Big Time Wrestling
October 1978
Detroit, MI

We are entering new territory here at PDRwrestling because I am absolutely in no way an expert on the Detroit NWA territory ran by Ed “The Original Sheik” Farhat. There are at least a dozen different episodes from the 1970s circulating around the internet and I thought I would give them a look. I do enjoy watching unfamiliar wrestling from time to time. However, even if you don’t know the angles or feuds, this is still an NWA territory and you should see some familiar faces of the era. I don’t even know the name of the TV studio they are wrestling in because there is so little amount of information available on this company! Someone help me. Let’s hope this will be an interesting read if nothing else.

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Houston Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum (01.07.79)

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Houston Wrestling
January 7, 1979
Houston, TX
Sam Houston Coliseum

At the risk of sounding completely hackneyed and just embracing my ignorance of Houston wrestling instead of trying to make you think that I know something about this promotion when I don’t, here is an excerpt from KayfabeMemories.com to give you a little insight: Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (07.16.83)

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NWA: Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
July 16, 1983
(taped on 7/13/83)

The current MACW champs were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (6/10/1983)
NWA U.S. Heavyweight Champion: Greg Valentine (4/30/1983)
NWA World Tag Team Champions: Jack & Jerry Brisco (6/18/1983)
NWA Television Champion: Great Kabuki (5/23/1983)
NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion: Dory Funk Jr. (1/30/1983)
NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions: One Man Gang & Kelly Kiniski (5/23/1983)

Your host is Bob Caudle.
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WWF – Badd Blood: In Your House (10.97)

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WWF – Badd Blood: In Your House
October 5, 1997
St. Louis, MO
Kiel Center

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (8/3/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Vacant (9/8/1997)
European Champion: Shawn Michaels (9/20/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The Headbangers (9/7/1997)

NOTE: This is my 1000th post on PDRwrestling! Since 2007, ladies and gentlemen.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler. This is the last PPV where Vince is lead commentator. Outside of the main event, this is not one of his best nights to say the least.
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