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 Posted: Sat Dec 6th, 2008 04:02 pm
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Did Ricky Steamboat wrestle at the Cotton Bowl '86 or was it a misprint?

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 Posted: Sat Dec 6th, 2008 04:20 pm
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He wrestled Ron Pope aka Zulu if memory serves.  Was he not out of the WWF selling his throat injury at the hands of Randy Savage at this time?  I think he also filmed an episode of Sidekicks during his WWF hiatus and Cotton Bowl may have fit into his schedule.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 6th, 2008 04:49 pm
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I never heard about this before. It's surprising as I never realized Vince would have allowed it. I guess technically it was the days of no contracts, but still the WWF at that time was so entrenched in the whole policy of not acknowledging the existence of any other wrestling organization other than themselves. Is there any other instances of this happening? Besides Japan?

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 Posted: Sat Dec 6th, 2008 05:05 pm
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I always heard it was the early stages of a talent exchange between Fritz and Vince, during George Scotts tenure as booker. The talent exchange never took off because Scott was replaced.   I dont know if its a personal or business reasons but Vince always seemed to have had a soft spot for World Class.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 6th, 2008 05:31 pm
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mrwaukegan wrote: I always heard it was the early stages of a talent exchange between Fritz and Vince, during George Scotts tenure as booker. The talent exchange never took off because Scott was replaced.   I dont know if its a personal or business reasons but Vince always seemed to have had a soft spot for World Class.
you are correct.  he always wanted the von erichs in the fold,  but scott left and everything fell apart soon after.



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 Posted: Sat Dec 6th, 2008 11:47 pm
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Agreed, Vince always had a hard on for the Von Erich's. He had an announcement made on TV when David passed and showed his picture, he usually didn't do that for outside talent...also, they aired Von Erich matches on the earlier episodes of WWF All American Wrestling for whatever reason.



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 Posted: Sun Dec 7th, 2008 12:14 am
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Although when the card's matches were aired on TV, I believe Steamboat's was the only one omitted.

I have a grainy tape of it, they had some pitiful weather that day. Looked like sleet.

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