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GCW: The Last Battle of Atlanta (10.23.83)

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GCW: The Last Battle of Atlanta
October 23, 1983
Atlanta, GA
The Omni

One of the most sought after matches in wrestling history that had never been released to the public – until earlier this week by the WWE Network. This is a match without commentary and all we have are hard camera shots with the occasional zoom in and out on the action. I WILL ADMIT – I know very little about the Tommy Rich versus Buzz Sawyer feud in 1982-83 Georgia Championship Wrestling. I know it was a very bloody feud that lasted a year and a half, but I do not have much knowledge as to the why’s of the feud and the angles that made it so memorable for so many people. I do have footage of that era of GCW and will be recapping that at some point in the future.

With all of that said, I would like to do a recap of the Last Battle of Atlanta match and some of the extras that go along with it to maybe help me understand this feud a little better.
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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

NWA: Worldwide (06.23.90)

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NWA Worldwide
June 23, 1990

The current NWA Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Ric Flair (5/7/1989)
U.S. Champion: Lex Luger (5/22/1989)
World Tag Team Champions: Doom (5/19/1990)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Midnight Express (5/19/1990)
World Television Champion: Arn Anderson (1/2/1990)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Kevin Sullivan. Read the rest of this entry

PDRMatt/Slackamania Review — WWE: OMG! Volume 2 – The Top 50 Incidents in WCW History (Disc Two)

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Released: 8/12/14

Follow Slack on Twitter: @SlackSlick
Follow Matt on Twitter: @pd_review

DISC TWO
The Extras:

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WCW: Bash at the Beach 1997

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WCW: Bash at the Beach
July 13, 1997
Daytona Beach, FL
Ocean Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Jeff Jarrett (6/9/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Steven Regal (5/18/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Chris Jericho (6/28/1997)

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

WCW: Monday Nitro (07.07.97)

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WCW: Monday Nitro
July 7, 1997
Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Jeff Jarrett (6/9/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Steven Regal (5/18/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Chris Jericho (6/28/1997)

They take us back to last week where we had a standoff between the nWo, Sting, and newcomers Curt Hennig and Raven. So many questions! Will they be answered tonight? Probably not. WCW is slow about these sort of things.

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Larry Zbyszko, and Mike Tenay. Read the rest of this entry

WWE – WarGames: WCW’s Most Notorious Matches

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WarGames: WCW’s Most Notorious Matches
Three-Disc Set
Released: June 24, 2013

DISC ONE

Your host is the legendary, funky like a monkey, son of a plumber, wined and dined with kings and queens, slept in allies and ate pork and beans, Ole Anderson couldn’t take him out with the steel-toed boot, three-time NWA world champion, inventor of the WarGames concept if you will, none other than the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. Read the rest of this entry

WWE – For All Mankind: The Life and Career of Mick Foley

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WWE – For All Mankind: The Life and Career of Mick Foley
Three-Disc Set
Released: April 16, 2013

That’s right. It’s another WWE Blu-Ray review from my pal SlickSlack and I. He’ll be handling the documentary portions, interviews, and stories while I will be doing the match reviews. I apologize for the lengthiness ahead of time. This one reads like a dissertation, but is packed with all kinds of details, ladies and gents. Read the rest of this entry

Championship Wrestling from Florida: (03.14.87)

Championship Wrestling from Florida
March 14, 1987
Tampa, FL
(Taped on 3/11/87)

The NWA & CWF champions were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair (8/9/1986)
NWA U.S. Heavyweight Champion: Nikita Koloff (8/17/1986)
NWA World Tag Team Champions: Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude (12/6/1986)
NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions: Barry Windham & Ronnie Garvin (12/9/1986)
NWA World Television Champion: Tully Blanchard (11/27/1986)

NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion: Ed Gantner (2/1987)
NWA Florida Tag Team Champions: The Southern Boys (2/21/1987)

When the CWF merged with Jim Crockett Promotions in February, this show evolved into what could be considered a more intimate extension of what they would see every Saturday night at 6:05PM on the MUTHASHIP. They only kept the two Florida titles while bringing in other NWA wrestlers to wrestle, do interviews, and hype upcoming shows.

Your hosts are Gordon Solie & Buddy Colt. Read the rest of this entry

The Rick Rude YouTube Mixtape, Part One

We all know the man is simply ravishing. Before he was ravishing though, Read the rest of this entry

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