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NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (05.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
May 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: Austin Idol (3/29/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff (4/26/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Tommy Rich (2/23/1980) 

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. This time, we’re covering the whole month of May in 1980.

Your host is Gordon Solie.  Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (04.26.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
April 26, 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: Austin Idol (3/29/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas (4/21/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Tommy Rich (2/23/1980)

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. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (12.02.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
December 2, 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: You Don’t Bring Me Flowers by Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
#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. Read the rest of this entry

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

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (11.18.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
November 18, 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!

This show is incomplete and missing two segments.

  • Ivan Koloff (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) pinned Frank Williams at 4:58
  • Chief Jay Strongbow, Dino Bravo, & Dominic DeNucci defeated Moose Monroe, Luke Graham, & Baron Mikel Scicluna at 11:20 when Bravo pinned Monroe

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

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

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: All Star Wrestling (03.20.76)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
March 20, 1976
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

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: Robin and Marian starring Sean Connery & Audrey Hepburn
#1 Song of the Week: December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) by the Four Seasons
#1 TV Show of 75-76 Season: All in the Family starring Carroll O’Connor

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your host is Vince McMahon and Antonino Rocca. The poor man — I have no clue what Rocca is ever talking about. 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: All Star Wrestling (01.17.76)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
January 17, 1976
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

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: I Write the Songs by Barry Manilow
#1 TV Show of the 75-76 Season: All in the Family starring Carroll O’Connor

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Antonino Rocca. The poor man – I never have any clue what Rocca is actually saying. But hey, it’s ANTONINO ROCCA. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (01.10.76)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
January 10, 1976
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

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: Convoy by C.W. McCall
#1 TV Show of 75-76 Season: All in the Family starring Carroll O’Connor

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your host is Vince McMahon and Antonino Rocca. The poor man — I never have any clue what Rocca is actually saying. But hey, it’s ANTONINO ROCCA. Read the rest of this entry

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