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 Posted: Mon Jan 14th, 2019 07:54 pm
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Working my way through these All Star Wrestling shows on the Network. I'm definitely getting into them, and the Larry Zbyszko turn was some good television.

Something quite unbelievable, knowing what's in the future, happens on the April 12, 1980 show. The final match is Hulk Hogan facing a jobber, and the audience are filing out before the match even starts. Not just a few people, pretty much half the crowd got up and left.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 27th, 2019 05:09 pm
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Been watching 1987 World Championship Wrestling shows sort of synched up chronologically with the current week. I also have the NWA Pro set from 1987, so I've been watching that current week's episode after the Saturday Night show to really get a flavor of it and relive the time.

So, as I get through January 1987, I'm pretty blown away (as this was foggy since I haven't seen it in 30 years) how much of a superstar Lex Luger was touted as coming into the territory. His name had never been mentioned on the show, but they talk about him like he's fucking Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, like he's an established multi-mega superstar coming in. Also, his debut didn't disappoint. After watching Pez Whately, Jimmy Valiant, and Kansas Jayhawks for months, Luger looks like a greek god and has an actual pretty decent move set with the power slams and the torture rack.



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Went through a bunch of Detroit discs I had. Seven discs, but with so much repeated material it was ridiculous. Could consolidate all the material to two maybe three discs total.

Some interesting stuff but ultimately it's the Sheik and Mark Lewin show. Sheik's mileage with any one person may vary. The squashes in studio are literally all the same, so it gets tiring.I have no idea how he made Detroit work as a territory with that act at the top for so long to be honest, but he did.



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khawk wrote: Went through a bunch of Detroit discs I had. Seven discs, but with so much repeated material it was ridiculous. Could consolidate all the material to two maybe three discs total.

Some interesting stuff but ultimately it's the Sheik and Mark Lewin show. Sheik's mileage with any one person may vary. The squashes in studio are literally all the same, so it gets tiring.I have no idea how he made Detroit work as a territory with that act at the top for so long to be honest, but he did.

I watched a bunch on the Youtubes recently and thought the same.  I wondered if it would have been better if it was more chronologically watched, but yeah, too much Sheik, and every Sheik match is the same. 



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Someone on the Youtubes put together a playlist 1985 the year in review. It's a lot of footage from a lot of territories done semi-chronologically (some repeats and some mistakes) but it jumps from territory to territory, so it's like watching a week of every territory then moving on to the next week.

It's been fun.



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In Lex Luger's TBS debut match, a young Terri Boatright (future Runnels) is shown on camera for about two seconds. Weird Easter Egg.



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Lots of rob russen IWF and NWF stuff this week. Some pretty good sized names in there and good action all around.



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Who was booking the outside talent for AJPW in Dec 90 and Jan 91? The undertakers, Nitron, giant warrior, Billy black are all terrible



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Franchise wrote: Who was booking the outside talent for AJPW in Dec 90 and Jan 91? The undertakers, Nitron, giant warrior, Billy black are all terrible

Billy Black looked like a destitute cowboy, but he was a good wrestler. Nitron and Giant Warrior come from a long, long line of wrestlers who were booked because of their size, and nothing else.

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I agree on Billy Black. He didn't look like much, but he was a good hand. Same as his partner Joel Deaton. 



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Did Black and Deaton have a name as a team?



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The Ultimate Sin wrote: Did Black and Deaton have a name as a team?
The Wild Bunch

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I’m still working my way thru 1991 AJPW and it’s interesting to see Misawa lose as much as he did. He isn’t losing to jabron’s or anything but he wasn’t winning every match.



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Black had a unique look (dumpy looking cowboy doing handspring elbows and superkicks) and had a good run in Japan, which resulted in him getting looks in SMW, ECW and a few other places, then burning every bridge he possibly could - including Japan.



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broke wrote: Black had a unique look (dumpy looking cowboy doing handspring elbows and superkicks) and had a good run in Japan, which resulted in him getting looks in SMW, ECW and a few other places, then burning every bridge he possibly could - including Japan.
How did he burn bridges?



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