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 Posted: Mon Apr 30th, 2018 09:40 pm
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Watching some late 1988 WWF. Just watched the Brother Love segment where Bad News accuses Tunney of receiving favors from Elizabeth. Holy shit was this poorly done. As spot-on as Patterson and Vince were with meticulously planning out these angles and segments, this was just a total miss. Tunney was unconvincing when required to “act” out more than one pre-rehearsed line and without the benefit of a teleprompter. Then Tunney gets physical with Bad News, which is silly on several different levels. And then Bad News choking out Tunney by his tie was just awkward and painful to watch. This was just awful. More awful than I remember.



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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-and-alibis-bruno-sammartino-and-jim-cornette-shoot-interview/

In the wake of Bruno Sammartino's recent passing, I felt it was time to review his sit down interview with Jim Cornette. Topics include his boyhood days running from the Nazis and battling a serious illness, his trek to America, being discovered by wrestling promoters, how he was blackballed from wrestling in his early years, some impressive feats of strength he pulled off in the ring and in the gym, how Buddy Rogers turned Bruno into a heel, how he found his way back into wrestling and ultimately the WWWF title scene, the epic match with Lou Thesz that never came to pass, Stan Hansen breaking his neck and how Vince Sr pressured him to return quickly from the injury, his angle with Larry Zbyszko, thoughts on Bob Backlund and Hulk Hogan, a proposed stadium show where he'd face Andre, plus more! 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wrasslin-back-in-the-day-wccw-parade-of-champions-1985/

World Class presents a mammoth tag team battle with the Von Erichs and Freebirds forming a shaky alliance to battle the One Man Gang, Kamala, Rip Oliver, Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez and Dr. Death in a mammoth two ring brawl for big money and bragging rights. Kevin Von Erich also takes on Ric Flair with the NWA World title on the line, the Fantastics tangle with the Midnight Express, Kerry Von Erich fights the One Man Gang, Gary Hart provides some awesome managerial moments and Marc Lowrance delivers some fine bits on commentary. A huge crowd braves the Texas heat to see all this and other action!  

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-and-alibis-back-to-the-territories-houston-wrestling-w-bruce-prichard-and-jim-cornette/

Bruce Prichard covers the history of Houston wrestling, with Jim Cornette by his side! Topics include: How Harley Race caused Paul Boesch to create his own World title after the NWA champ screwed him over, how Grizzly Smith ruined kayfabe for Bruce when he was still a kid, Boesch's heat with Gary Hart, the truth behind the rumors of Gino Hernandez being Boesch's son, the night Bruiser Brody tried to kill the Houston territory, legends who got over huge in Houston before the WWWF brought them in to be big city megastars, Tully Blanchard as a booker causing heat in the office and the locker room, the Jack Brisco/Race/Dory Funk world title backstage mess, the night Wahoo and Pat O' Connor got into a shoot in the ring, Bruce's involvement in JCP buying out the UWF, how Prichard ended up in the WWF, Boesch's strained relationship with the WWF, the Boesch family holding the WWF up for money, and more!!!

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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2018 06:18 am
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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/from-the-wwe-network-wwfs-greatest-hits/

The WWF's "Greatest Hits" include a collection of previously aired TV matches strung together for a VHS release: This includes Kerry Von Erich tangling with Mr. Perfect (with special guest ring announcer Ted Dibiase), Hulk Hogan and Tugboat clashing with Rhythm and Blues. the Ultimate Warrior battling the Million Dollar Man, the Bossman butting heads with the Barbarian and the Model grappling with Marty Jannetty 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wrasslin-back-in-the-day-saturday-nights-main-event-1-may-1985/

The first ever edition of Saturday Night's Main Event sees Vince McMahon pull out his celebrity big guns for the first wrasslin' show on network TV in decades! Paul Orndorff is given a hard push to the top of the babyface ranks, The Animal finds a new friend. The Fabulous Moolah pulls rank in the ring. Vince's love for black stereotypes shows up. Plus there's even some wrestling in between the comedy bits, promos, and other ballyhoo!  

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 Posted: Sun May 27th, 2018 01:30 am
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Watching the Nov 25, 1985 WWF house show from MSG. Pretty decent show, with a couple of really entertaining matches worth checking out:  Mr. Wrestling II vs. Terry Funk and also Muraco vs. Steamboat (this feud is one of my guilty pleasures).  Muraco/Steamboat is a double-juice and has the classic Steamboat going-for-revenge angle.  I haven't seen much of Mr. Wrestling II, but his match with Funk was entertaining as fuck.  Two old guys just tearing the house down.  II's got a little Dusty Rhodes in him with his wiggles and gyrations and head movements.  This show also had the conclusion of the mini-angle between Jesse Ventura and Barry O.  Jesse beat him in a match, but Barry O got a ton of offense in.



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I just watched the episode of shotgun Saturday where Henry got his neck broke by LOD.

Were these taped before or after Raw in this time frame?



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For the most part SSN would be taped before Raw, with a post-Raw dark match main event to close the show.

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 Posted: Mon May 28th, 2018 09:06 pm
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I was thinking they were taped before. The crowd is hot and the portions the camera is showing looks to be a full house.



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Watching the December 30, 1985 MSG show with the first Savage vs. Hogan match. I’ve seen this one dozens of times over the years, and it was on one of the Best of the WWF CHV’s. But, damn, it is awesome.



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 Posted: Tue May 29th, 2018 03:08 am
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Watching some episodes of AJPW tv from 85. As usual the matches are solid but the commercials are crazy as hell. Stallone, Ringo Starr and Shawn Connery all make appearances hawking various drinks.



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I've been watching UWF on the Youtubes.

I'm really enjoying Terry Taylor and the cocky heel & young Sting & Rick Steiner.

I'm not a fan of Dibiase as a face. Steve Williams is OK, but I enjoyed him as a heel much more.

I like Kamala a lot more than I remembered as well as One Man Gang. Their time in UWF is much better that their stupid runs in the WWF. Was always a Jim Duggan fan until he came to the WWF, and this UWF run reminds me why.

The Freebirds as always are gold. Missy is a great character and her talents are huge. Eddie Gilbert is hit and miss depending on who he's paired with as an opponent or as a manager.

I can't stand John Tatum.

Of course there's my pet peeve when the geriatric owner Bill Watts comes in and can kick the lead heels' asses. I hated when Fritz did it, and Verne, and Vince.

My other complaint is in their tag team tournament. I'm not sure who the Freebirds pissed off but they job twice in the first round (Gordy & Angel of Death, Hayes & Roberts). I also hated that Adams and Iceman break up after winning a match and then Terry Taylor gets thrown into the finals as Adams partner via coin flip. So the tournament champion wasn't even entered into the tournament? You couldn't have come up with a better plan than that?

Also the seeds don't match up. I realize they probably wanted the seeds to make sense, but then had to book the matches they wanted to get the results they needed. It's minor, but it bugs me.


UWF Tag Team Title Tournament 1987
February 7, 1987 in Ft. Worth, TX

3 seed Rick Steiner & Sting   vs.  5 seed Missing Link & Chavo Guerrero

7 seed Sam Houston & Terry Taylor  vs.  2 seed Terry Gordy & The Angel of Death

1 seed Steve Williams & Ted DiBiase  vs.  6 seed Eli the Eliminator & Bill Irwin

8 seed Chris Adams & Iceman King Parsons  vs.  4 seed Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts
The only match up that is correct is the 2-7 and since the 2 & 4 seeds lose in the first round they should have just done "random draw."

Last edited on Tue May 29th, 2018 04:02 am by The Ultimate Sin



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I've finished watching UWF and I'm on to 8os expansion era WWF.

Damn, David Schultz is a great interview. He has Mean Gene pissing his pants laughing.



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 Posted: Wed May 30th, 2018 12:54 am
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Is there a Youtube that has those UWF episodes in order?



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