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WWWF: All Star Wrestling (02.10.79)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
February 10, 1979
Allentown, PA
Allentown 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 of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Superman starring Christopher Reeve & Gene Hackman

#1 Song of the Week: Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? by Rod Stewart
#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 (01.20.79)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
January 20, 1979
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

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 of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Superman starring Christopher Reeve & Gene Hackman

#1 Song of the Week: Le Freak by Chic
#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. It appears we are pulling footage from two different episodes, which would explain the longer than usual runtime on the WWE Network. It’s ten minutes longer than we are used to seeing. The first match recapped here is from the January 13 episode and that’s all we will see. I’m assuming since the WWE Network was missing 6-8 weeks of All Star Wrestling that they wanted to provide as much footage as possible and decided to tag on one of the early Steve Travis matches here since he will be a mid-card babyface throughout 1979. THAT’S ONLY MY ASSUMPTION. Read the rest of this entry

WCW: World War 3 1997

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WCW: World War 3
November 23, 1997
Auburn Hills, MI
The Palace

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/4/1997)
WCW U.S. Champion: Curt Hennig (9/15/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Rick & Scott Steiner (10/13/1997)
WCW World Television Champion: Perry Saturn (11/3/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Eddie Guerrero (11/10/1997)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Bobby Heenan. Read the rest of this entry

Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story (DISC ONE)

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Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story
Disc One
Released: November 14, 2006

So originally tonight, I was planning to do the recap for part one of the Ultima Lucha show for Lucha Underground, but the passing of Roddy Piper means a whole lot more to me personally as I am a huge Piper fan. Never the greatest in-ring guy, but my goodness he was money on the microphone. Not only was he an amazing heel who knew exactly how to get heat, but he was a fantastic babyface who might be the greatest at the small stuff like always paying respect to his fans. No matter how big wrestling got, he always managed to treat the live audience like every positive response he received really meant something to him. That always stuck with me. But to keep this short, I will say that I believe he was such a well-rounded talent, just as likeable as he was able to make you hate him, and must-see TV when he was around. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Worldwide Wrestling (09.18.82)

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NWA: Worldwide Wrestling
September 18, 1982
Charlotte, NC
WPCQ Studios
(taped on 9/15/82)

The current MACW champs were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair (9/17/1981)
NWA U.S. Heavyweight Champion: Wahoo McDaniel (8/22/1982)
NWA World Tag Team Champions: Vacant (9/1/1982)
NWA Television Champion: Jimmy Valiant (6/6/1982)
NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion: Paul Jones (9/1/1982)
NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions: Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood (8/22/1982)

Your hosts are David Crockett and Johnny Weaver.
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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: Boston Garden (01.13.89)

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WWF: Boston Garden
January 13, 1989
Boston, MA

The current WWF champs were as follows:
WWF World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/29/1988)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
WWF Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (11/8/1988)

Your hosts are Rod Trongard, Superstar Billy Graham, and Lord Alfred Hayes. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Madison Square Garden (12.28.90)

WWF: Madison Square Garden
New York City, NY
December 28, 1990

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Ultimate Warrior (4/1/1990)
Intercontinental Champion: Mr. Perfect (11/19/1990)
World Tag Team Champions: The Hart Foundation (8/27/1990)

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Lord Alfred Hayes. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (03.10.97)

WCW Monday Nitro
March 10, 1997
Panama City, FL
Club LaVela

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Eddie Guerrero (12/29/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Prince Iaukea (2/17/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Syxx (2/23/1997)
WCW Women’s Champion: Akira Hokuto (12/29/1996)

Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman are shown crowding around a poster of the upcoming Jean-Claude Van Damme flick that Rodman co-stars in called Double Team, which won a handful of Golden Raspberry awards and a box office failure.

Here is a hilarious YouTube review of the film made by what appears to be a very sad looking serial killer. Read the rest of this entry

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (12.05.81)

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
December 5, 1981
Charlotte, NC
(taped on 12/2/81)

THANK YOU, WWE 24/7!

Your hosts are Bob Caudle and David Crockett. Read the rest of this entry

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