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 Posted: Sat Mar 28th, 2009 10:09 am
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I couln't find the already started thread but who owns it? A relative of the Tunneys?

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 Posted: Sat Mar 28th, 2009 10:31 am
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Peters1977 wrote: I couln't find the already started thread but who owns it? A relative of the Tunneys?
I thought Vince bought it years back?



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 Posted: Sat Mar 28th, 2009 04:12 pm
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Taken from this thread: http://sportsandwrestling.mywowbb.com/forum2/7592.html


Qaenos wrote:

In all likelihood it was filmed and probably still exists today. Maple Leaf Gardens used to video their shows and show the highlights on the weekly program. Maple Leaf footage of Shiek vs Andre from like 1974 is in circulation. The Harley Race - Terry Funk NWA title switch in mint quality from 1977 is also in circulation. I have some 1980 Maple Leaf Gardens footage from Japanese tv in mint quality also. One day, about 3 years ago, I called WWE headquarters, used the phone directory and got through to Tom Barecca, the then WWE VP in charge of WWE 24/7. Although he didn't want to talk to me (he was surprised that I was able to get through directly to him) I asked him specifically about Maple Leaf footage and he told me that they were in negotiations to buy the Maple Leaf footage from before the WWF took it over (i.e. before 1984) but that deal never went though. It does exist though, at least it did 3 years ago.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 28th, 2009 06:44 pm
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the Maple Leafs.



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 Posted: Sun Mar 29th, 2009 11:10 am
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really? or nobody knows for sure.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 29th, 2009 01:06 pm
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if there is any left Eddie Tunney has it, the price of tape was so high the tv footage was taped over and much of the MLG footage too, I have or have seen about 10 hrs worth, mostly from the 80-83 period, very little from the 70's, about 5-10 bouts, there are some short 60's clips too

while they did film many of the cards form the camera above the ramp (most of the cards I went to they were filming) it was mostly for clips to show on the tv shows or the news the following night and assume it was re-used most of the time, City used to always show a clip on the late Sunday news or Monday evening news, if you have seen City's 'Rewind' where they show old newscasts you would have seen a few though the earliest I have seen is 1979, Elio Zarlenga may have some unseen stuff but he's not talking

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I could shoot myself for not taping these shows. My father bought a VHS VCR back in the fall of 79. I remember taping a few shows here and there (mostly because I was going to miss one being out of town), but never really thought about the long term use of such things. Being a kid, and not having a bunch of $$$, and with tapes being expensive, it was never a consideration.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 29th, 2009 01:42 pm
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Well, unfortunately Tom Barecca did not want to talk to me when I called but he did say that the footage exists and that it was "amazing".  Now whether he meant that the quality of the tapes / films were in amazing condition or that the content, i.e. wrestling bouts were amazing or both was unclear.  It was also unclear how much was out there but he did say that the WWE were in negotiations to buy it and he couldn't comment on it because of that.  This was about 3 years ago.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 29th, 2009 07:17 pm
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Principal_Raditch wrote: I could shoot myself for not taping these shows.
Me too - and Maple Leaf Wrestling was the show that introduced me to wrestling and made me a lifelong fan. I only have 2 complete shows of MLW ( April 28 - 1984 and June 2 - 1984 ) but I value them as much as anything in my collection.



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