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NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (08.80)

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

The current GCW champs are as follows on 8/2/80:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Baron Von Raschke (6/8/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Steve Keirn & Mr. Wrestling II (7/30/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kevin Sullivan (6/8/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Vacant (6/28/1980)

We start the clip with Kevin Sullivan and Stan Hansen talking with Gordon Solie. Hansen says he can’t trust anybody around here and tells the good guys that he’s going to start looking out for himself. When Hansen mentions Ole and Gene Anderson, they come over and bully him into the ring. As Kevin Sullivan goes to help Stan, the Great Mephisto shows up and grabs Sullivan as they begin brawling. Mark Lewin runs over and grabs Sullivan from behind and slaps on the SINGAPORE SLEEPERHOLD. Some jabronis try and help out. Ole Anderson goes to help Mephisto and Lewin while Hansen beats up Gene. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (07.26.80) – THE OLE HEEL TURN~!

Georgia Championship Wrestling
July 26, 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: Baron Von Raschke (6/8/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: The Assassins (6/16/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kevin Sullivan (6/8/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Vacant (6/28/1980)

TIME FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. That’s right. While this show is incomplete and jumps around, it’s available here on YouTube for all to enjoy and there’s enough action here to warrant a watch.

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

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (07.13.80) and (07.19.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
July 13 and 19, 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: Baron Von Raschke (6/8/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: The Assassins (6/16/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kevin Sullivan (6/8/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Vacant (6/28/1980)

TIME FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. That’s right. While this show is incomplete and jumps around, it’s available here on YouTube for all to enjoy and there’s enough action here to warrant a watch.

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

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (06.21.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
June 21, 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: Baron Von Raschke (6/8/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: The Assassins (6/16/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kevin Sullivan (6/8/1980)
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 to enjoy and there’s enough action here to warrant a watch.

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

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (03.08.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
March 8, 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: Mr. Wrestling II (1/12/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff (12/7/1979)
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.

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

WWWF: Madison Square Garden (10.25.76)

WWWF: Madison Square Garden
October 25, 1976
New York City
Madison Square Garden

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammartino (12/10/1973)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: The Executioners (5/11/1976)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Burnt Offerings starring Karen Black & Oliver Reed
#1 Song of the Week: If You Leave Me Now by Chicago
#1 TV Show of the 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard & Henry Winkler

Follow along with the WWE Network!

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

WWWF: Madison Square Garden (08.07.76)

WWWF: Madison Square Garden
August 7, 1976
New York City
Madison Square Garden

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammartino (12/10/1973)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: The Executioners (5/11/1976)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Omen starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick
#1 Song of the Week: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee
#1 TV Show of the 75-76 Season: All in the Family starring Carroll O’Connor

Follow along with the WWE Network!

Your host is Vince McMahon. He’s pretty excited tonight as Bruno Sammartino returns to the Garden to get his hands on Stan Hansen – INSIDE OF A STEEL CAGE. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (03.06.76)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
March 6, 1976
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammartino (12/10/1973)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Louis Cerdan and Tony Parisi (11/17/1975)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: To the Devil a Daughter starring Richard Widmark
#1 Song of the Week: Love Machine by The Miracles
#1 TV Show of 75-76 Season: All in the Family starring Carroll O’Connor

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your host is Vince McMahon and Antonino Rocca. The poor man — I have no clue what Rocca is ever talking about. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Southeastern Championship Wrestling (Knoxville): (03.22.80)

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NWA: Southeastern Championship Wrestling
March 22, 1980
Knoxville, TN
WBIR-10 TV Studio

The current SECW champions are as follows:
NWA World Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion: Killer Karl Kox (3/16/1980)
NWA Southeastern Tag Team Champions: The Manchurians (3/2/1980)
NWA Southeastern TV Champion: Dutch Mantell (3/15/1980)
NWA U.S. Junior Heavyweight Champion: Tony Charles (6/22/1979)

Your host is Les Thatcher. Read the rest of this entry

WWWF: All Star Wrestling (02.28.76)

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WWWF: All Star Wrestling
February 28, 1976
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammartino (12/10/1973)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Louis Cerdan & Tony Parisi (11/8/1975)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Taxi Driver starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster
#1 Song of the Week: Theme from S.W.A.T. by Rhythm Heritage
#1 TV Show of 75-76 Season: All in the Family starring Carroll O’Connor

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation. This intro would sound a lot jazzier if these clips were set to the similar Barney Miller theme song.

Your host is Vince McMahon and Antonino Rocca. I understand maybe every five words Antonino says. That new kid on the block Stan Hansen managed by Freddie Blassie is all the rage right now. Read the rest of this entry

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