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 Posted: Tue Jul 22nd, 2014 04:42 pm
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I don't recall seeing this before and thought I would share it here instead of the youtube section.

Does anyone recall any coverage of this in the magazines back in the day? In 1980, this was as much of a dream match as any I can think of.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 22nd, 2014 05:06 pm
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I don't completely remember but wasn't Andre a "vicious heel" around this time in Japan? I can't imagine that the Apter mags would promote this knowing that it would possibly show Andre in a bad way.



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If they did it's unlikely they would have identified Andre as the heel in the match. More likely it would have been a story about how two good friends were tricked by some devious manager into wrestling each other or something else. With the proper pictures to go along with the match, nobody would see it wasn't all happy-happy between them.

I have most/all of the mags from that time frame and I don't recall this one being done like that. Of course, my memory sucks which is why I'm asking about it now. :)

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 Posted: Tue Jul 22nd, 2014 09:35 pm
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I also think around this timeframe Andre and Dusty did a lot of tag team matches around the US as "special attractions", meaning the two of them took probably 50% of the gate.



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Superstar wrote: I also think around this timeframe Andre and Dusty did a lot of tag team matches around the US as "special attractions", meaning the two of them took probably 50% of the gate.
And ate 50% of the concessions.

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I don't recall seeing this before and thought I would share it here instead of the youtube section.

Does anyone recall any coverage of this in the magazines back in the day? In 1980, this was as much of a dream match as any I can think of.

This is an incredible find.  It's almost surreal watching that.  No doubt Dusty is playing the face role here, especially with the little bow to the crowd after he send Andre tumbling.    Considering where both of these guys were about seven years later, it's surreal (can't think of a better word) to watch Dusty do that flying head scissors on Andre and watch Andre take the bump head over heels.



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Nice find

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khawk wrote: If they did it's unlikely they would have identified Andre as the heel in the match. More likely it would have been a story about how two good friends were tricked by some devious manager into wrestling each other or something else. With the proper pictures to go along with the match, nobody would see it wasn't all happy-happy between them.

I have most/all of the mags from that time frame and I don't recall this one being done like that. Of course, my memory sucks which is why I'm asking about it now. :)

Ah, the old Apter mags back story.  Much in the same vein of Seka, the apartment wrestling champion.



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Nice find. Went all the way to KKKlassics to find it. :)



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 Posted: Thu Jul 24th, 2014 08:50 pm
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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Nice find. Went all the way to KKKlassics to find it. :)
Would you rather I didn't post it here?

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