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NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (05.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
May 1980
Atlanta, GA
WTBS-17 Studios 

The current GCW champs are as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Austin Idol (3/29/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff (4/26/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Tommy Rich (2/23/1980) 

TIME FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. That’s right. While this show is incomplete and jumps around, it’s available here on YouTube for all of us to enjoy and there’s enough action here to warrant a watch. This time, we’re covering the whole month of May in 1980.

Your host is Gordon Solie.  Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Madison Square Garden (12.17.79)

WWF: Madison Square Garden
December 17, 1979
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: Pat Patterson (6/23/1979)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Johnny & Jerry Valiant (3/24/1979)

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

Championship Wrestling from Florida (05.01.82)

Championship Wrestling from Florida
May 1, 1982
Tampa, FL
(Taped on 4/28/82)

The NWA & CWF champions were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair (9/17/1981)
NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: David Von Erich (12/26/1981)
NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion: Mr. Wrestling II (4/1982)
NWA Florida Television Champion: David Von Erich (4/21/1982)
NWA North American Tag Team Champions: Butch Reed & Sweet Brown Sugar (4/11/1982)

This won’t be a recurring series for me. I’m just trying to clear off my hard drive and recap some of these cool things I’ve received through the interwebs on WWE 24/7.

Your host is Gordon Solie. Read the rest of this entry

Championship Wrestling from Florida: (04.03.82)

Championship Wrestling from Florida
April 3, 1982
Tampa, FL
(Taped on 3/31/82)

The NWA & CWF champions were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair (9/17/1981)
NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: David Von Erich (12/26/1981)
NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion: Mr. Wrestling II (12/1981)
NWA Florida Television Champion: Sweet Brown Sugar (3/1982)
NWA North American Tag Team Champions: Dory Funk Jr. & David Von Erich (3/7/1982)

This won’t be a recurring series for me. I’m just trying to clear off my hard drive and recap some of these cool things I’ve received through the interwebs on WWE 24/7.

Your host is Gordon Solie. Read the rest of this entry

The Rise & Fall of WCW – Disc One

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The Rise and Fall of WCW – Disc One
Released: 8/25/2009

It’s pretty fitting that this would be my first wrestling DVD documentary I’ve ever reviewed. Read the rest of this entry

Slamboree 1993: A Legends Reunion

WCW Slamboree 1993
May 23, 1993
Atlanta, GA
The Omni

The current WCW & NWA Champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Big Van Vader (3/17/1993)
NWA World Champion: Barry Windham (2/21/1993)
WCW U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (5/15/1993)
WCW/NWA World Tag Team Champions: The Hollywood Blondes (3/2/1993)
WCW World Television Champion: Paul Orndorff (3/2/1993)

Matches that aren’t included on the tape:
Too Cold Scorpio & Marcus Bagwell beat Bobby Eaton & Chris Benoit (9:22) after Scorpio pinned Benoit.
Sid Vicious pinned Van Hammer (0:35) after a powerbomb.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko. Jesse must’ve been busy filming “Demolition Man” at the time. Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (02.22.92)

WCW Worldwide
February 22, 1992
Atlanta, GA
Center Stage Theatre

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Jushin Liger (12/25/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton (1/16/1992)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Taylor Made Man & Greg Valentine (2/17/1992)

I know, I know. I’m missing two straight weeks of Worldwides, which hasn’t happened since I started recapping these back in July. Sorry though, can’t review what I don’t have. Looks like we missed a Sting/Vader match too. AHH!

Your host is the lonely Tony Schiavone. Read the rest of this entry

Starrcade 1991

WCW Starrcade 1991: Battlebowl – The Lethal Lottery
December 29, 1991
Norfolk, VA
The Scope

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Jushin Liger (12/25/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes (11/19/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Young Pistols (11/5/1991)

This is the debut of Dusty Rhodes latest project known as Battlebowl: The Lethal Lottery. The concept is simple; forty guys have their names put into a spinning bingo-like container. Each name is drawn out of the container by Eric Bischoff, Missy Hyatt and Magnum TA until there are collectively twenty random tag teams. Why does it take three people to draw out names? I have no idea. Anyways, these teams face off in the order their names were drawn and the winners of those matches are entered in a two-ring battle royal known as Battlebowl. Winner gets a Battlebowl ring. Kind of like earning a Super Bowl ring, but WAY less prestigious since who wins is already decided.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone. I think I saw Jim Herd in the front row with a Magnum TA shirt on. He’s like the very first person you see. Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (12.21.91)

WCW Worldwide
December 21, 1991
Macon, GA
Macon Coliseum

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Pillman (10/27/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes (11/19/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Young Pistols (11/5/1991)

Today’s feature match will be WCW World Television Champion Steve Austin going up against Todd Champion. I can already see the blown spots.

Your host is Tony Schiavone. Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (11.30.91)

WCW Worldwide
November 30, 1991
Gainesville, GA
Georgia Mountains Center
(Taped on November 5, 1991)

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/17/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Pillman (10/27/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes (11/17/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Young Pistols (11/5/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: The York Foundation (10/8/1991)

Your host is Tony Schiavone! Read the rest of this entry

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