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WWF: Madison Square Garden (12.29.80)

WWF: Madison Square Garden
December 29, 1980
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pedro Morales (12/8/1980)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Rick Martel (11/8/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Any Which Way You Can starring Clint Eastwood
#1 Song of the Week: (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon
#1 TV Show of the 80-81 Season: Dallas starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy

There’s a few matches that didn’t quite make the broadcast. Courtesy goes to TheHistoryofWWE.com for these results:

  1. WWF Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion Antonio Inoki pinned Bobby Duncum in 12:47.
  2. Ivan Putski pinned Afa in 2:34.
  3. Tony Atlas pinned Ernie Ladd at 9:24 in a Texas Death match.

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

WWF: All Star Wrestling (12.27.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
December 27, 1980
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pedro Morales (12/8/1980)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Rick Martel (11/8/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Any Which Way You Can starring Clint Eastwood
#1 Song of the Week: (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon
#1 TV Show of the 80-81 Season: Dallas starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

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

WWF: All Star Wrestling (12.20.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
December 20, 1980
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWF champions are as follows:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Pedro Morales (12/8/1980)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Rick Martel (11/8/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Stir Crazy starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor
#1 Song of the Week: Lady by Kenny Rogers
#1 TV Show of the 80-81 Season: Dallas starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

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

WWF: All Star Wrestling (09.27.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
September 27, 1980
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

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 (9/20/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Ordinary People starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, and Timothy Hutton
#1 Song of the Week: Upside Down by Diana Ross
#1 TV Show of the 80-81 Season: Dallas starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy

Your host is Vince McMahon. Bruno Sammartino is still absent. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Madison Square Garden (09.22.80)

WWF: Madison Square Garden
September 22, 1980
New York City
Madison Square Garden

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 (9/20/1980)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Kal Rudman. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (09.20.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
September 20, 1980
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

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: Vacant (8/10/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Ordinary People starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, and Timothy Hutton
#1 Song of the Week: Upside Down by Diana Ross
#1 TV Show of the 80-81 Season: Dallas starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

Your host is Vince McMahon. Bruno Sammartino is still absent. Read the rest of this entry

WWE: The Best of WWE – The Best of Yokozuna

WWE Network
THE BEST OF WWE: The Best of Yokozuna
Runtime: 3 Hours

  • Yokozuna (w/Mr. Fuji) vs. Koko B. Ware – (WWF Monday Night Raw, 1/11/93)

From the first episode of RAW. Koko is part of the High Energy tag team with Owen Hart at the time, while Yokozuna was squashing everybody in his path. Literally. WHOA! Rob Bartlett is the first to drop an “A” bomb on Raw. Koko tries his hardest just to knock Yoko off his feet, but it just isn’t going to happen. Yoko avoids a charge and sends Koko throat-first to the top-rope. Like a one-handed hotshot. Yoko follows up with the Leg Drop, the Avalanche, and the BANZAI DROP to pick up the win. (3:45) B. Ware of Yoko. Seriously, this guy will CRUSH you. ½* Read the rest of this entry

WWE Network: The Best of WWE – The Best of Halloween Havoc

WWE Network
THE BEST OF WWE:
The Best of Halloween Havoc

Does it come across to children that WWE is responsible for EVERYTHING on their network? Obviously to us old nerds, we know otherwise, but the way it’s presented, it looks WWE is creatively responsible for the world’s wrestling. IS IT JUST ME? I don’t know. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: All Star Wrestling (08.23.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
August 23, 1980
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

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: Vacant (8/10/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Smokey and the Bandit II starring Burt Reynolds and Sally Field
#1 Song of the Week: Magic by Olivia Newton-John
#1 TV Show of the 79-80 Season: 60 Minutes hosted by Mike Wallace

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

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

WWF: Showdown at Shea (08.09.80)

WWF: Showdown at Shea
August 9, 1980
Flushing, NY
Shea Stadium

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)

NOTE: What an interesting time in wrestling history. There are THREE major cards in THREE different promotions that happen between August 2 and August 9. Collectively, there are over 80,000 people to see these three different cards. Read the rest of this entry

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