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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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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

WWF: Boston Garden (01.13.89)

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WWF: Boston Garden
January 13, 1989
Boston, MA

The current WWF champs were as follows:
WWF World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/29/1988)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
WWF Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (11/8/1988)

Your hosts are Rod Trongard, Superstar Billy Graham, and Lord Alfred Hayes. Read the rest of this entry

Bloodbath: Wrestling’s Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches DVD

Bloodbath: Wrestling’s Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches
Two-Disc Set
Released: October 28, 2003

DISC ONE

CRAZY FAST VIDEO MONTAGE! Mostly filled with various people from over the years flying off the rim of the steel cage and Ric Flair getting his face grated on the mesh. WOO! Read the rest of this entry

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

World Championship Wrestling (02.21.87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
February 21, 1987
Atlanta, GA

From last week in Charlotte: Barry Windham, Nikita Koloff, Jimmy Garvin, and the Rock N Roll Express are helping somebody into the back of a Mercedes as they take him off to the hospital. Maybe Tony can explain.

Your host is Tony Schiavone. Oh, the Midnight Express did something bad to Ronnie Garvin. 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

World Championship Wrestling (01.03.87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
January 3, 1987
Atlanta, GA

To start the show, they flash back to last week where the NWA US tag champs Ronnie Garvin & Barry Windham fought to a time limit draw with the Midnight Express. Afterwards, the Midnight Express and Cornette attacked the champs.

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

Scott & Justin’s Royal Rumble 1990

Royal Rumble
January 21, 1990
Orlando Arena
Orlando, Florida

Attendance: 16, 000
Buy Rate: 2.0

Announcers: Tony Schiavone and Jesse Ventura

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