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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 (02.04.78)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
February 4, 1978
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: Mr. Fuji & Professor Toru Tanaka (9/27/1977)

Pop Culture #1s:
#1 Movie of the Week: Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta
#1 Song of the Week: Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees
#1 TV Show of 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Your host is Vince McMahon.
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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (01.28.78)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
January 28, 1978
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: Mr. Fuji & Professor Toru Tanaka (9/27/1977)

Pop Culture #1s:
#1 Movie of the Week: Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta
#1 Song of the Week: Baby Come Back by Player
#1 TV Show of 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Your host is Vince McMahon.
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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (05.21.77)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
May 21, 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: Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
#1 TV Show of 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard and Henry Winkler

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

WWWF: Championship Wrestling (05.07.77)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
May 7, 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: Annie Hall starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton
#1 Song of the Week: Hotel California by the Eagles
#1 TV Show of 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard and Henry Winkler

Your host is Vince McMahon. Gary Michael Capetta is doing the ring announcing this week.
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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (04.23.77)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
April 23, 1977
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Arena

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammartino (12/10/1973)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf (12/7/1976)

Pop Culture #1s:
#1 Movie of the Week: Annie Hall starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton
#1 Song of the Week: Don’t Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston
#1 TV Show of 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard and Henry Winkler

Your host is Vince McMahon. Howard Finkel is the ring announcer in a very early appearance. This show aired on the same day John Cena was born.
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WWF: Championship Wrestling (08.02.80)

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WWF: Championship Wrestling
August 2, 1980
Allentown, PA
Allentown Agricultural Hall

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: Caddyshack starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield & Ted Knight
#1 Song of the Week: “Magic” by Olivia Newton-John
#1 TV Show of 80-81 Season: Dallas starring Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy & Barbara Bel Geddes

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Bruno Sammartino. The ring announcer is the ever popular Joe McHugh.
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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (09.17.77)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
September 17, 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: Vacant (8/1977)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Star Wars starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher
#1 Song of the Week: “I Just Wanna Be Your Everything” by Andy Gibb
#1 TV Show of 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Your host is Vince McMahon. Gary Michael Capetta is your ring announcer.
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WWWF: All Star Wrestling (02.28.76)

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WWWF: All Star Wrestling
February 28, 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 & Tony Parisi (11/8/1975)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Taxi Driver starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster
#1 Song of the Week: Theme from S.W.A.T. by Rhythm Heritage
#1 TV Show of 75-76 Season: All in the Family starring Carroll O’Connor

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation. This intro would sound a lot jazzier if these clips were set to the similar Barney Miller theme song.

Your host is Vince McMahon and Antonino Rocca. I understand maybe every five words Antonino says. That new kid on the block Stan Hansen managed by Freddie Blassie is all the rage right now. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Championship Wrestling (12.10.83)

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WWF: Championship Wrestling
December 10, 1983
Allentown, PA
Agricultural Hall

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Don Muraco (1/22/1983)
WWF Tag Team Champions: The Wild Samoans (3/19/1983)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson. Read the rest of this entry

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