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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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WWWF: All-Star Wrestling (09.13.75)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
September 13, 1975
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammartino (12/10/1973)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: The Blackjacks (8/26/1975)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Jaws starring Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss
#1 Song of the Week: Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell
#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. Apparently, Rocca is one big mark for Tony Parisi. Read the rest of this entry

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 (05.14.77)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
May 14, 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: When I Need You by Leo Sayer
#1 TV Show of 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard and Henry Winkler

Your host is Vince McMahon.
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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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NWA: Big Time Wrestling (12.29.72)

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NWA: Big Time Wrestling
12/29/1972
Detroit, MI

Your host is Chuck Allen. He tells us this will be a documentary on the Sheik. More like a compilation on the Sheik. We’ll see one Bobo Brazil match, but not a Sheik-Bobo match. The reason being is because they are squaring off TOMORROW NIGHT at COBO HALL.
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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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NWA: Big Time Wrestling (January 1969)

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NWA: Big Time Wrestling
January 1969
Detroit, MI

Your host is Bob Finnegan subbing for Lord Layton this week.
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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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