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NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (12.08.79)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
December 8, 1979
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: The Masked Superstar (12/7/1979)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff (12/7/1979)
NWA Georgia Television Champion: Austin Idol (12/7/1979)

TIME FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. That’s right. We need to take a break from the WWF and see what else is happening around the world of wrestling here at the end of 1979 and where better to look than at Georgia Championship Wrestling. 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.

If you’ll notice the champions listed above, Georgia now has THREE NEW CHAMPIONS all in the span of one evening. I don’t know if that is due to lack of knowledge of when the titles changed hands so the researcher added the date of the title changes and chose the day prior to the airing of this show to list the title changes or what exactly. The Masked Superstar defeated Tommy Rich to regain the Georgia Heavyweight title, the Georgia Tag Team champs Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff beat Ole Anderson and Jerry Brisco, while Austin Idol pinned Ray Candy to win the Georgia TV title. If all of that happened in the same night, it’s pretty incredible and probably should have been mentioned on the show. MAYBE IT WAS. Since this show is incomplete, it’s not really fair to say for sure, so we’ll just move on.

In other news, there’s some interesting babyfaces and you’ll want to see who they are if you enjoy this era of wrestling. So, check it out.

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

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE WrestleMania XXIV

WWE: WrestleMania 24
March 30, 2008
Orlando, FL
Citrus Bowl

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Randy Orton (10/7/2007)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Chris Jericho (3/10/2008)
World Tag Team Champions: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)
ECW Champion: Chavo Guerrero (1/22/2008)
World Heavyweight Champion: Edge (12/16/2007)
WWE United States Champion: MVP (5/20/2007)
WWE Tag Team Champions: The Miz & John Morrison (11/16/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

To begin the show, jets fly over the Citrus Bowl as John Legend joins elite company with Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin to perform “America, the Beautiful” at a WrestleMania.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman, and Joey Styles & Tazz. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (03.24.08)

WWE: RAW
March 24, 2008
Columbia, SC
Colonial Center

The current RAW champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Randy Orton (10/7/2007)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Chris Jericho (3/10/2008)
World Tag Team Champions: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (03.10.08)

WWE: RAW
March 10, 2008
Milwaukee, WI
Bradley Center

The current RAW champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Randy Orton (10/7/2007)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Hardy (9/3/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

THIS WEEK IS A THREE-HOUR WRESTLEMANIA 24 REWIND NIGHT! What does that mean exactly? Well, you get to see the Undertaker and Mark Henry in a casket match again! YEAH!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (02.25.08)

WWE: RAW
February 25, 2008
Phoenix, AZ
US Airways Center

The current RAW champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Randy Orton (10/7/2007)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Hardy (9/3/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

We start the show with a recap video highlighting what went down last week as John Cena battled Randy Orton to earn another shot at the WWE championship. To add to the drama, Triple H – who is supposed to face Randy Orton at WrestleMania for the WWE title – was made the special referee. No favors were shown to Orton, John Cena won the match by pinfall to make the WrestleMania main event now a triple-threat match, and then Triple H left them both laying in the center of the ring with PEDIGREES and stood tall over top of them with the WWE title in hand.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE No Way Out 2008


WWE: No Way Out
February 17, 2008
Las Vegas, NV
Thomas & Mack Center

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Randy Orton (10/7/2007)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Hardy (9/3/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)
ECW Champion: Chavo Guerrero (1/22/2008)
World Heavyweight Champion: Edge (12/16/2007)
WWE United States Champion: MVP (5/20/2007)
WWE Tag Team Champions: The Miz & John Morrison (11/16/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman, and Joey Styles & Tazz. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (02.11.08)

WWE: RAW
February 11, 2008
Austin, TX
Frank Irwin Center

The current RAW champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Randy Orton (10/7/2007)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Hardy (9/3/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Royal Rumble 2008

WWE: Royal Rumble
January 27,2008
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Randy Orton (10/7/2007)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Hardy (9/3/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)
ECW Champion: Chavo Guerrero (1/22/2008)
World Heavyweight Champion: Edge (12/16/2007)
WWE United States Champion: MVP (5/20/2007)
WWE Tag Team Champions: The Miz & John Morrison (11/16/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman, and Joey Styles & Tazz. Since JBL has returned to wrestling, Coachman has taken his spot at the Smackdown announce table, marking this as the first WWE PPV without his mouth since the summer of 2006. This is also the first WWE PPV to air in high definition for those of you who care about this sort of trivia. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (12.31.07)

WWE: RAW
December 31, 2007
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
(taped on 12/29/07)

The current RAW champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Randy Orton (10/7/2007)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Hardy (9/3/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

To start the show, they give the WWE champ Randy Orton quite a promo video showcasing him as the undisputed top superstar on RAW in 2007. You can’t really argue with that.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (12.10.07) 15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

WWE: RAW
December 10, 2007
Bridgeport, CT
Arena at Harbor Yard

The current RAW champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Randy Orton (10/7/2007)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Hardy (9/3/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (9/8/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. That was one amazing show intro. Read the rest of this entry

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