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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2008 04:27 pm
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When they "booked" Shea Stadium for the 1980 show, they definitely had the Bruno vs Zbyszko blowoff planned.

The rest of the card while a nice lineup really lacked burning issues besides Hogan vs Andre.

It has been speculated that Backlund was going to wrestle Race in a WWF vs NWA match .... is that right? And if so, what made it not happen?

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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2008 04:47 pm
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Since it happened a month after at MSG, the NWA and WWF probably were quibbling over some terms of the match and money, stuff like that. It delayed the bout by a month.

Alternately they were happy to let the card run on the strength of Bruno-Larry and Hogan-Andre and had no problems putting it off for a month for MSG.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2008 10:03 pm
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so instead they booked Backlund and Morales, who weren't even a team, to beat the freakin Samoans- who were undefeated monster heel champions at that point and maybe one of the most dominant teams ever

nobody saw that coming- and then vacating the titles and holding a tag tournament on TV   great angle but crappy teams- Garea and Goulet?  sheesh

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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2008 12:40 am
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khawk wrote:
Since it happened a month after at MSG, the NWA and WWF probably were quibbling over some terms of the match and money, stuff like that...
I would think that was the case also, specifically money. NWA rules stated the NWA champion got a set percentage of the gate. The card was clearly about Bruno-Zbyszko, so from a promotional standpoint, why take that chunk of money out of your pocket.

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