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WCCW: Saturday Night Wrestling (10.24.83)

WCCW Saturday Night Wrestling
October 24, 1983
Fort Worth, TX

The NWA & WCCW champions were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (6/10/1983)
NWA American Heavyweight Champion: Jimmy Garvin (7/25/1983)
NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: The Fabulous Freebirds (8/12/1983)
WCCW Television Champion: Chris Adams (7/11/1983)

Your host is Marc Lowrance. Read the rest of this entry

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World Championship Wrestling (03.07.87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
March 7, 1987
Atlanta, GA

They replay the crazy slap Ole Anderson gave to JJ Dillon last week and the brawl that ensued between Ole and Tully Blanchard.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and David Crockett. Today we will find out the top ten seeds for the Crockett Cup set for April 10 and 11 in Baltimore MD. Read the rest of this entry

World Championship Wrestling (02.28.87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
February 28, 1987
Atlanta, GA

Remember when it was announced back in January that Big Bubba and Dusty Rhodes would meet in a “Bunkhouse Stampede” cage match to find the true winner of the Bunkhouse Stampede finals? That match took place in Pittsburgh on the night before this program and we have footage! Jim Cornette introduces Big Bubba, but then the real ring announcer reminds him and everybody in Pittsburgh that Cornette has been BANNED from ringside.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and David Crockett. They announce that Dusty Rhodes has indeed Big Bubba to be crowned the true Bunkhouse Stampede champion. What a shock. Read the rest of this entry

NWA Super Towns on the Superstation

NWA Super Towns on the Superstation
February 7, 1987

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & David Crockett.

This was a precursor to the Clash of the Champions shows except they still didn’t get it right here and wouldn’t until next year. Here they show off all the towns Jim Crockett Promotions visits and while the card features all the top stars and top matches of the day, it’s just not the same as one card in front of a hot crowd in one city.

Tonight, Magnum TA returns for the first time since his accident in October 1986!

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & David Crockett. Read the rest of this entry

World Championship Wrestling (01.10.87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
January 10, 1987
Atlanta, GA

To start the show, they flash back to last week where Barry Windham was beaten up by the Four Horsemen for being such a stickler for the rules!

Your host is Tony Schiavone. Where’s David? Read the rest of this entry

Crockett Cup ’88

The 3rd Annual Crockett Cup
April 22-23, 1988
Greenville, SC & Greensboro, NC
Greenville Auditorium & Greensboro Coliseum

So Turner would buy out JCP in the fall, making this the final Crockett Cup. In case you haven’t been following or just don’t know, the winner of this tag team tournament gets a million dollars cash money!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone Read the rest of this entry

Crockett Cup ’87

The 2nd Annual Crockett Cup
April 10-11, 1987
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Arena


WOW! What a huge bunch of wrestling this would’ve been to sit through. Good thing they split it up into two days! There’s like twenty-something teams battling it out in single-elimination tournament style. Luckily, the good people at Turner have cut this tape down to a 2-hr highlights tape. As for the tournament, the top-eight tag teams according to the NWA people get to skip the first round and go right to the next round. Those teams would be the NWA tag champs Rick Rude & Manny “Ragin’ Bull” Fernandez, Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff (or the Super Powers, whichever you prefer), The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express, Giant Baba & Isao Takagi, Ivan Koloff & Vladimir “Don’t Call Me Putin” Petrov, and Tully Blanchard and Lex Luger. Why Arn Anderson and Kevin Sullivan are together instead of Arn and Tully, I have no idea. Anyways, the winning team gets to split a million smackeroos and a kiss on the cheek all the way from heaven by Jim Crockett Sr. himself!

This intro video is LONG! Clocking in at just over three minutes!

Your host is Tony Schiavone. All this time in the wrestling biz and he couldn’t make ONE friend? Read the rest of this entry

Clash of the Champions #2 (6/88)

NWA Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem
June 8, 1988
Miami, FL
James L. Knight Center

Talk about a drop from the original, CotC 2 doesn’t even have an NWA World title match OR a multi-million dollar wrestling company to compete against in this timeslot. Basically from this show forward, the Clash was used to further a major feud (or feuds) before a big blowoff match. Which feud (or feuds) am I talking about? Let’s find out!

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Bob Caudle! Read the rest of this entry

Clash of the Champions #1 (3/88)

NWA Clash of the Champions
March 27, 1988
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum

So the WWF wants to put on a PPV to make cable companies choose which wrestling show they let America watch on Thanksgiving? Fine. The WWF gets two hours on free-TV for the first-ever Royal Rumble show, while we’re trying to have a crappy battle royal inside of a cage called “The Bunkhouse Stampede”? Whatever, that’s cool. But if you think for one second that we’re not going to put on a show during that one day a year where you show forth your abnormal compulsion of “wrestling” and that we’re not going to show you guys up North how it’s done with a two-hour wrestling extravaganza, then you’re DEAD WRONG, mister (McMahon)!

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross! Read the rest of this entry

Starrcade 1987

NWA Starrcade ’87: Chi-Town Heat
November 26, 1987
Chicago, IL
UIC Pavilion

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross! Read the rest of this entry

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