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 Posted: Wed May 30th, 2018 01:32 am
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Blazer wrote: Is there a Youtube that has those UWF episodes in order?
I stumbled upon a guy's channel (NDfan2872) & he had tons of wrestling categorized by territory.  Unfortunately they are not in order and there are a lot of repeats.  I just put it on TV when I'm doing other things, but it's nice to see the territories I couldn't get when I was a kid.



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 Posted: Wed May 30th, 2018 03:54 am
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I’m watching some AJPW from October of 85

Jumbo and Tenryu v Gordy and Robinson and towards the end of the match Tenryu and Robinson appear to get crossed and Gordy taps Robinson telling him to tag out. Excellent match



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A lot of Abdullah The Butcher. Feeling very nostalgic about him as of late.

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Just watched the Choshu v Tenryu match from feb of 85; it looked like a house show match taped for a commercial release. It was a single hard camera in the crowd. The match was hard hitting and pretty quick with big moves right out of the gate. It ended with Choshu hitting a back suplex onto the apron with Choshu rolling in to beat the count out. Afterwords Choshu grab the ring announcers mic yelled and Tenryu and threw the mic and him; Tenryu picked up the mic yelled and threw the mic at Choshu. I have no idea what they were saying but they seemed mad as fuck.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rGi4IcBPBHk

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-and-alibis-the-fabulous-ones-shoot-interview/

The Fabulous Ones sit down in 2018 and share their memories from their successful years as a team. Topics include: Lane's early years learning under Bill Watts, Eddie Graham and the Fullers, Jerry Jarrett's MTV inspirations when pushing the Fabs, getting heat with Lawler for becoming Memphis' top act, Lane chasing the rats, Andy Kaufman in Memphis, dangerous ribs that were played on others, why they never made a WWF run, Bruiser Brody shooting on them in the AWA, how the AWA locker room roughed up the Road Warriors to avenge their stiff moves, the night Lane choked out a TV announcer who was mocking wrestling, the Road Warriors refusing to lose the AWA straps to them and how the Fabs got revenge, Dick Murdoch and Blackjack Mulligan threatening Stan Lane for refusing to do a fireball spot, their less successful returns to Memphis, Lane going to the NWA to join the Midnight Express, Jim Herd driving Jim Cornette and Lane out, plus more! 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wrasslin-back-in-the-day-wwf-boston-garden-5-18-1985/   Roddy Piper fails to show up for his tag team war with Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Snuka, but that doesn't stop things from being so wild that a mild riot breaks out with the fans at the end of the battle. The Junkyard Dog gets another crack at IC champ Greg Valentine...and the rest of the card is true dreck as a parade of squashes and jobber matches pollute the rest of this Boston card from May 1985. 

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/from-the-wwe-network-supertape-4/

Supertape 4 has a number of fun clashes. This includes the Big Bossman facing Bobby Heenan, plus another encounter where the lawman brawls with the Earthquake. A rare babyface vs babyface encounter has Tito Santana grappling with Koko B. Ware. The Ultimate Warrior defends America against Sgt. Slaughter, Mr. Perfect tangles with the Texas Tornado, plus the Tugboat and Undertaker have a Botchamania worthy match and the LOD rout the Orient Express! 

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Damn, I'm watching some early 80s WWF & and George Steele cut an actual promo. He acted crazy in the ring ate the turnbuckle & all, but then when interviewed he spoke slowly but coherently about an upcoming match. I dare say he was better than a lot of Backlund's promos.


I was shocked.



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I just saw a WWWF card that went to the time limit, but the ref declared a winner!

Steve Travis was declared the winner over the heel Victor Rivera.

My friends and I always wondered if the ref could declare the winner when they would announce , "The referee declares this bout a draw." This was the first time I've ever seen that.
EDIT:Holy balls- it happened again.  Tony Garea was declared the winner over Stan Stasiak.  It was a good match with Garea working the hand.  Stasiak hit the heart punch but with his injured had it was not effective.  Nice psychology .

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Nov ‘87 SNME. Curtain jerked with an awful George Steele vs Danny Davis match but really upped the entertainment with Savage vs Bret Hart next. Just a terrific match. Forgot how good this was, and really it was the true breakout match for Bret Hart. Followed that with a decent Hogan vs. Bundy match (Heenan holds on to the foot to cause countout) setting up one of the few SNME matches announced ahead of time, in this case five weeks ahead of time, as Bundy would face Hogan in January. Always found this second Bundy run with Hogan curious. They never mention the 86 run at all or WM2. Show ended with a decent Bigelow vs Hercules match. Good show. One of the rare early SNMEs not with five matches.

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The late 1987 King Kong Bundy run seemed to largely be a backdrop to setting up the Hogan vs. Andre rematch for The Main Event with Bundy more of a means to an end, but I agree that even for the era it was odd that someone like Jesse Ventura didn't at least mention it.

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Exactly. It seems like the previous 86 run would have added a little depth to it. The other odd point for this era was that you very rarely saw a guy get another run with Hogan after he was done. Maybe Savage is the only other guy on that list.



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That November SNME was one of the first shows that hooked me back into wrestling and becoming a mark. Was the first SNME I ever saw; as I tuned in expecting to see SNL. I knew and liked Bundy from when I tried following WWF in the spring of 1986, so after seeing him in the opening promos, I stuck around to watch. When Bundy actually WON, it blew my mind. "Whaaat?! I thought the Hulkster never lost!"

Add in the cameo by Brian Bosworth...and my young teen self thought this was cool n' happening. Went to school on Monday and I remember two kids in class talking about SNME ("did you watch wrestling?"). I joined in on the conversation and felt like I had a ticket to the party, all of a sudden.

I was a little confused about the Macho Man/Bret Hart situation. I remembered Savage was the IC champ in 1986 ...so I actually thought for a minute that, perhaps, Hart had been the IC champ sometime in the past year. I was a few years ahead of the booking curve, I guess.

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Was the Honky Tonk Man actually supposed to be a face when he entered the WWF? Then when he fans rejected him that became the gimmick?

I realize that is how played out, but did Vince plan on HTM being a face and just adapt the plan because the fans hated his gimmick?



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I'd think the Hogan endorsement would suggest they were all in on Honky being a face. 
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