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 Posted: Wed Feb 14th, 2018 04:25 am
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The March 86 SNME will always hold a special place in my bitter little heart.

I watched this as a 6 year old and was crushed to see hogan get brutalized. Years later one of my friends older brothers said he had some WWF tv that he taped that I could have and to my surprise it was this show. He gave me the tape and I watched it probably 50 to 60 times before I found a rental store that would sell me their old coliseum videos (1996 or so). I still watched it often after that but I had a few more tapes in the rotation.



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 Posted: Wed Feb 14th, 2018 04:32 am
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The last week or so I’ve been watching early to mid 90’s AJPW commercial releases.

I love plenty of bad cartoon era WWF but this era of AJPW is great (minus the baba stuff). They do lots of little things I really like; the fighting out of holds and the hooking the ropes are nice touches. I’m also a big fan of 6 man tags which their are plenty of. The crowds are hot for these matches and erupting when the big moves hit. Really a great atmosphere; I have no idea what the announcers are saying but they sound fired up.



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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wwe-network-wwfs-unusual-matches/

A look into one of the first VHS releases for the WWF. Featuring legends like Chief Jay Strongbow, Haystacks Calhoun and Ray Stevens in action, plus a hard hitting clash between Tito Santana and Greg Valentine, a pair of battle royals, a ten man tag team contest with Andre the Giant as a centerpiece, a violent brawl with the JYD and Jimmy Snuka fighting Bob Orton and Roddy Piper and other action!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wwe-network-grudge-match86/

Grudge Match '86 is full of feuds, blood and brawls including Terry Funk's troubles with the JYD, Hulk Hogan's tussle with Don Muraco, a pair of hard hitting Greg Valentine and Tito Santana bouts for the IC title, Bruno Sammartino butting heads with Billy Graham and Ivan Koloff, and the Hogan/Piper rivalry coming to a head!

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TNA asylum weekly ppvs



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Still doing Prime Time wrestling. Preparing a drinking game for it also in 1986:

Drink a beer if:

Gorilla calls Heenan a Fountain of misinformation or some other type of Gorilla-ism
A member of the Hart Foundation is fighting singles
A match features Tony Garea, Lanny Poffo, George Wells, Scott McGee or Iron Mike Sharpe
Someone is substituting for Dynamite Kid in a tag match
A midgets or womens match comes on
Crowd audibly chants boring


Chug a beer if:
A member of the Hart Foundation wins a singles match
Brian Blair gets a pinfall victory in a match he is in
Garea, Poffo, Sharpe, Wells or McGee win a match or are on the winning side of a match
Gorilla or Heenan buries a jobber
Heenan cracks Gorilla up



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I'm watching Georgia Championship Wrestling from the early 80s. They are hyping a September 21 Omni show that features some AWA guys.

Bobby Henan is managing Killer Karl Kox.
BlackJack Lanza vs. Stan Hanser
Da Crusher and Tommy Rich vs. Ole Anderson and Ivan Koloff in a cage.

Were these guys just passing through, or was it promotors sending talent to help boost a big show?
Here it is:
9/21/79 Atlanta, GA @ Omni
Bill Watts beat Ernie Ladd in a lights out match
Tommy Rich & The Crusher beat Ivan Koloff & Ole Anderson in a cage match to win NWA Georgia Tag Title
Tony Atlas(sub for Dusty Rhodes) beat Killer Karl Kox
The Sheik beat Ray Candy 
Bob Armstrong beat Toru Tanaka
Rick Oliver & Jonathan Boyd beat Ricky Fields & Bill Dromo
Buzz Sawyer beat Carl Fergie

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Crusher and others were doing a full run there. I seem to recall Heenan had heat with Ole because Anderson indicated to Heenan he wanted him long term, Heenan moved his family to Atlanta, then Ole fired him a few months later.

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Been going though some old 1986 Saturday Night's Main Events. One thing I've noticed is that the small number of music edits don't really bother me much. The biggest diff is that Animotion is off the opening and Phil Collins is removed from the close, but overall its nice to see these in good quality.

SNME May 1986:


Hogan and JYD beat the Funks with all kinds of hijinx on the outside. Sign in the crowd "Ric Flair -the REAL Champion!"


Bundy squashed Elmer (later read that Elmer tried to hold up Vince for money before this match, so this was his last appeance).

Orndorff was DQ'd against Adonis. The story here is that Adonis' gay overtures towards Mr. Wonderful caused him to go off the deep end, and this is subtle but kinda points to his heel turn a couple of months later.

Jake DDT's Steamboat on the concrete.

Bulldogs beat Sheik and Volkoff in best 2 out of 3 falls. Dynamite was on the apron for 95% of the match with a "knee injury". As I'm watching these old matches, it almost seems like Dynamite was hurt for all of 1986. The October 1986 match against the Dream Team also shows him banged up. Dude looks like he was constantly in pain, and this is even before the injury in Toronto to his back. Anyway, decent match against Sheik and Volkoff. Bulldogs lost the first fall and came back to win the next two.

Heenan and McMahon were basically SCREAMING for the entire show. Not sure if Ebersol decided this would make for more compelling television, but I had a fucking headache after watching it. Jesse was out here, not sure if he was filming a movie or negotiating his contract with Vince. He was missed on commentary though.



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I like how episodes of AJPW tv have a end screen. Did they think if they didn’t say end people would be confused?



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