Transition to WWF (1979-1982)

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1979
All Star Wrestling – (4/21/1979, Hamburg, PA)
We take our first look at Tito Santana on the show. ARRIBA~!
All Star Wrestling – (5/19/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Chief Jay Strongbow appears to keep Greg Valentine in line while the Valiants and Captain Lou brag a lot.
All Star Wrestling – (5/26/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Pat Patterson shows up to beat on Bobby Fulton years before he was “fantastic”. Back then, he was just “pretty good”.
All Star Wrestling – (6/2/1979, Hamburg, PA)
There’s All Star Wrestling, but there’s also a SPECIAL BONUS MATCH~!
All Star Wrestling – (6/23/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Nikolai Volkoff and SD Jones engage in a battle of strength and wits!
All Star Wrestling – (7/7/1979, Hamburg, PA)
THE COLOMBIAN JAGUAR, folks!
All Star Wrestling – (7/14/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Pat Patterson defends his North American title against SD Jones!
All Star Wrestling – (7/21/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Ivan Putski teams up with rookie sensation Steve Travis to face the Valiant brothers!
Philadelphia Spectrum – (7/21/1979, Philadelphia, PA)
Chief Jay Strongbow gets his hands on Greg Valentine… and this match is actually good!
All Star Wrestling – (8/4/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Swede Hanson sure loves hurting people. Plus, MORE STRONGBOW v. VALENTINE in a special bonus match!
All Star Wrestling – (8/11/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Roddy Piper stops by for his one and only All Star Wrestling appearance in 1979!
All Star Wrestling – (8/25/1979, Hamburg, PA)
The Valiants meet Ted DiBiase, Steve Travis, and SD Jones in six-man tag action!
Madison Square Garden – (8/27/1979, New York City)
BACKLUND v. PATTERSON 3!
All Star Wrestling – (9/15/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Ivan Putski and Tito Santana – the MEGAPOWERS of 1979!
All Star Wrestling – (9/22/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Pat Patterson can make anyone look good!
Madison Square Garden – (9/24/1979, New York City)
BACKLUND v. PATTERSON – INSIDE A STEEL CAGE!
All Star Wrestling – (9/29/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Blassie had one guy named Hansen who broke Bruno’s neck, now he’s got another Hansen who wants to break Backlund’s neck. OH NO!
All Star Wrestling – (10/6/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Bobby Duncum lets everyone know what he thinks about Yankeeland.
All Star Wrestling – (10/13/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Ivan Putski and Tito Santana take on the Valiant brothers.
Madison Square Garden – (10/22/1979, New York City)
Dusty Rhodes! Bruno Sammartino! Oh yeah, and Bob Backlund against Swede Hanson.
All Star Wrestling – (11/3/1979, Hamburg, PA)
We get an update on the relationship problems between the Valiant brothers and Captain Lou.
All Star Wrestling – (11/10/1979, Hamburg, PA)
THE WILD SAMOANS ARE HERE!
All Star Wrestling – (11/17/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Pete Doherty.
All Star Wrestling – (12/8/1979, Hamburg, PA)
HULK HOGAN IS HERE, brother.
All Star Wrestling – (12/15/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Bruno Sammartino and Dominic DeNucci chat about old times.
Madison Square Garden – (12/17/1979, New York City)
NEW JAPAN INVADES MSG!
All Star Wrestling – (12/29/1979, Hamburg, PA)
Tony Atlas — he’s one heck of a guy.
1980
All Star Wrestling – (1/5/1980, Hamburg, PA)
Ken Patera is back and he’s better than ever. LOOK OUT BOB BACKLUND. He’s coming for ya in 1980.
All Star Wrestling – (1/12/1980, Hamburg, PA)
Larry Zbyszko bears his soul to the world.
Philadelphia Spectrum – (1/12/1980, Philadelphia, PA)
Bob Duncum gets another shot at Bob Backlund and the WWF heavyweight title.
All Star Wrestling – (1/19/1980, Hamburg, PA)
BRUNO RESPONDS.
Madison Square Garden – (1/21/1980, New York City)
Bob Backlund faces Ken Patera in an EPIC encounter. Plus, Ivan Putski and Tito Santana battle their most serious contenders to their WWF tag belts: THE WILD SAMOANS.
All Star Wrestling – (1/26/1980, Hamburg, PA)
LARRY RESPONDS. He gets his match with Bruno on TV. It’s in this post as well. CHECK IT OUT!
All Star Wrestling – (2/9/1980, Hamburg, PA)
Surely there’s someone in the WWF can give Hulk Hogan a run for his money.
All Star Wrestling – (2/16/1980, Allentown, PA)
Larry Zbyszko has his first match on All Star Wrestling since the big turn on Bruno – and NO ONE LIKES HIM. NO ONE.
All Star Wrestling – (2/23/1980, Allentown, PA)
No longer will Larry Zbyszko say he’s from Pittsburgh. NEVER AGAIN!
All Star Wrestling – (3/1/1980, Allentown, PA)
Rene Goulet acts like he and Andre the Giant are best friends. Pssh. Doubt it.
All Star Wrestling – (3/22/1980, Hamburg, PA)
Boy, Bruno’s mind is elsewhere these days, amirite?
Championship Wrestling – (8/2/1980, Allentown, PA)
Harley Race makes his presence felt and intentions clear. Rick Martel shows what he’s made of against Jose Estrada. Plus, Sgt. Slaughter debuts!
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