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 Posted: Thu Jul 6th, 2017 05:25 pm
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So I'm watching the 4/19/86 episode of NWA World Championship Wrestling over the weekend.  This would have been the same day as the first Crockett Cup.  In fact, Schiavone and David Crockett say "afternoon matches are going on now" even though later they infer this was taped earlier.  Anyway, Flair comes out and does a great promo on his match against Dusty in New Orleans and says, "I don't do jobs in front of 70,000 people!"  Dusty comes out later and during his interview says,"Well, I don't do jobs in front of 70,000 people either, jack.  So where we at now? Where we at?"

Love seeing these little nuggets on these old shows.  Of course, they didnt draw anywhere near 70,000 if I recall correctly.  It's a nice little snapshot though of egos.  I mean, guys weren't catering to the smarks in 1986 with comments like this.  This was all ego.  
Flair still comes off as more of a cool face in this period than Dusty though.  

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That's pretty funny and I am sure more than one fan that didn't know the lingo at the time went "huh?" at that whole bit.



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I agree, when looking back at old shows it's cool to pick out the smark stuff, or even acknowledgements of guys having histories outside of the current territory. 

My recollections always were that the WWF never made mention of the pasts of anyone in the '80s, but they throw them in there.  Harley Race is acknowledged as a 7-time World champion one week and the next Gene Okerlund introduces him as someone who has won so many World titles that he just wants to be called "King" now.  Gorilla Monsoon always talked about Stu Hart and all of Bret's brothers "who are tremendous athletes up in Canada".  The past association between Ventura and Adonis is discussed between Ventura and Monsoon.  There was one MSG show where Pedro Morales, during his jobber years, was wrestling and they started a long conversation about Puerto Rican wrestlers and specifically Carlos Colon, for no apparent reason, it's not like he was coming in or anything. 



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The WWF arena shows from MSG, Boston Garden, Maple Leaf Gardens, and so on were great for off the cuff references and odd insider jargon because they weren't heavily produced and there was so much time to fill.

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I just watched the 3rd episode of TNT and it showed Vince accepting a plaque for his recently deceased father as the 3rd generation of McMahon to promote MSG.



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Ok, this was unexpected. I didn't think I could add to this thread, but I'm watching the 5.24.86 episode of Saturday Night.

Steve Regal made his debut. JJ Dillon scouted him. Later in the show, Regal got a minute to talk with Schiavone. Had never seen this interview before. At the end, he says this, "And let me leave you with one last thought, Tony. You know, there's a lot of people up north who live with pale skin up in blizzard country. And they live up there. And you know they don't know how to talk to people. Well let me tell you something, I am a long time leaving and I'll be a long time gone. And you can take that to the bank!." I guess that's an old Waylon Jennings song lyric (had to look it up, because I hadn't heard it before). Good stuff. Obviously a knock on Greg and/or Verne.



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Later on in 1986, Bill Dundee put over Sam Houston on WTBS by saying he say him beat Jerry Lawler.

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When the Midnight Express vs. Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson feud started heating up in the late summer of 1988, during an interview Arn went out of his way to mention that one of his best friends in the business was Bobby Eaton and that he'd spent more than one time on the road traveling with and socializing with Bobby at the expense of doing so with the Horsemen. All of this was legit. He mentioned this as a point of saying he didn't want to feud with Bobby and jeopardize their friendship although he'd do so to keep the NWA World Tag Team Title.

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