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WWWF: All Star Wrestling (01.28.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
January 28, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Superstar Billy Graham (4/30/1977)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Mr. Fuji & Professor Tanaka (10/1/1977)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#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 the 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation. CHECK IT OUT! New funky theme music for 1978!

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WWWF: All Star Wrestling (11.12.77)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
November 12, 1977
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Superstar Billy Graham (4/30/1977)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Mr. Fuji & Professor Tanaka (10/1/1977)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Julia starring Vanessa Redgrave & Jane Fonda
#1 Song of the Week: You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone
#1 TV Show of 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

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WWE – Unreleased: Never Before Seen Matches (DISC ONE)

WWE – Unreleased: Never Before Seen Matches
1986-1995
Disc One

I haven’t completed a DVD recap in a while and this one looked pretty interesting, so I thought I would give it a shot. Heck, I haven’t purchased a WWE DVD in forever, so you know this had to have peaked my interest on some level.

AT FIRST GLANCE: Disc one covers the 1980s portion of the set and creeps into 1990 a little bit. Some of the tag matches could be interesting. On disc one, I’m most interested in the handicap match between Hogan and Savage against the Hart Foundation and the Honky Tonk Man. I think that could possibly be a hidden gem. The Powers of Pain against the Rockers could be promising as well. While this doesn’t surprise me that it’s part of the set because it’s WWE, I’m scratching my head over why they would think we would want to sit through Andre the Giant and Big John Studd — in 1989. Nevertheless, let’s get at it.
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WWF: Raw is War (06.22.98)

WWF: Raw is War
June 22, 1998
Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (3/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (3/30/1998)
European Champion: Triple H (3/17/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

TONIGHT: Paul Bearer will be joining us from his home – via satellite!

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Michael Cole.
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WWF: Raw is War (04.13.98)

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WWF: Raw is War
April 13, 1998
Philadelphia, PA
CoreStates Center

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (3/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (3/30/1998)
European Champion: Triple H (3/17/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Michael Cole.
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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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WWF: Raw is War (01.19.98)

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WWF: Raw is War
January 19, 1998
Fresno, CA
Selland Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (11/9/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (11/24/1997)
European Champion: Triple H (12/22/1997)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross, Michael Cole, and Kevin Kelly.
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WWF: Royal Rumble 1998

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WWF: Royal Rumble
January 18, 1998
San Jose, CA
San Jose Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (11/9/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (11/24/1997)
European Champion: Triple H (12/22/1997)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler. Mike Tyson is watching the show from a skybox. Vince and Shane McMahon will be shown sitting with him at certain times throughout the show.
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WWF: Raw is War (01.12.98)

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WWF: Raw is War
January 12, 1998
State College, PA
Penn State University

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (11/9/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (11/24/1997)
European Champion: Triple H (12/22/1997)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

On their way to State College, we catch Shawn Michaels and Triple H joking around in their limo. Shawn pulls his pants down and sticks his head out the sunroof. Helmsley thinks that’s pretty funny.

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross, Michael Cole, and Kevin Kelly.
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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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