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WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT (08.30.98)

WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT
August 30, 1998
New York City
Madison Square Garden

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (6/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Kane & Mankind (8/10/1998)
European Champion: D’Lo Brown (7/20/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERRE! Your hosts are Jim Ross, Shane McMahon, and Shawn Michaels. Yes, SHAWN MICHAELS. He does his whole entrance and everything. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Raw is War (08.17.98)

WWF: Raw is War
August 17, 1998
Des Moines, IA
Veterans Memorial Auditorium

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (6/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Kane & Mankind (8/10/1998)
European Champion: D’Lo Brown (7/20/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

Before we hit that Raw intro, Stone Cold Steve Austin is shown outside Mr. McMahon’s office door trying to break in, but of course Vince won’t budge. He yells that Vince better meet him in the ring right now. Alright, now play the intro.

TIME TO GET RAW. Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Raw is War (08.03.98)

WWF: Raw is War
August 3, 1998
San Diego, CA
San Diego Sports Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (6/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The Undertaker & Steve Austin (7/26/1998)
European Champion: D’Lo Brown (7/20/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler. After not watching old school RAW for a long while, you forget how BADASS the intro was. Read the rest of this entry

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: 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 (08.30.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
August 30, 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: 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: Sailing by Christopher Cross
#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. We’re in Allentown this week for some reason, so the crowd should be a bit livelier than the quiet folks of Hamburg, which always makes a show more fun. Oh yeah, and we have Jooooe McHugh instead of your boy Gary Michael Capetta. 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

WWF: All Star Wrestling (08.02.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
August 2, 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 (4/12/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Caddyshack starring Michael O’Keefe, Chevy Chase, & Rodney Dangerfield
#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: All Star Wrestling (07.26.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
July 26, 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 (4/12/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Caddyshack starring Michael O’Keefe, Chevy Chase, & Rodney Dangerfield
#1 Song of the Week: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me by Billy Joel
#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: All Star Wrestling (07.19.80)

WWF: All Star Wrestling
July 19, 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 (4/12/1980)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie starring Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong
#1 Song of the Week: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me by Billy Joel
#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

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