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WWWF: All Star Wrestling (11.25.78)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
November 25, 1978
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: The Yukon Lumberjacks (6/26/1978)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Lord of the Rings starring William Squire & Christopher Guard

#1 Song of the Week: MacArthur Park by Donna Summer
#1 TV Show of the 78-79 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Follow along if you have the WWE Network!

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino. Gary Michael Capetta makes his All Star Wrestling debut (as far as we know) replacing Joe McHugh on the “B” show. With Championship Wrestling moving from Philadelphia to Allentown, McHugh would continue with his ring announcing duties as part of that program. Read the rest of this entry

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WWWF: All-Star Wrestling (09.13.75)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
September 13, 1975
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammartino (12/10/1973)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: The Blackjacks (8/26/1975)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Jaws starring Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss
#1 Song of the Week: Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell
#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. Apparently, Rocca is one big mark for Tony Parisi. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Big Time Wrestling (February 1975)

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NWA: Big Time Wrestling
February 1975
London, ON, Canada
London Gardens

On the intro video, Bob Finnegan describes this show as having the greatest wrestlers in the world and yet all they show is the Sheik throwing fireballs in wrestlers faces! Not showing us a ton of variety there.

Your host is Lord Layton.
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