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 Posted: Thu Jan 14th, 2010 09:15 pm
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Bix wrote:
When in '84 was Superstars added?  What was generally the format and when did it change if it did?  I only have one ep from early spring and it's hosted in a bright blue studio with exclusive interviews including an exclusive Piper's Pit, plus a few Kiel matches and some recycled matches from Championship or All-Star.  I have some clips from later in the year of an episode where Roger Kent and Blackjack Mulligan hosted and the matches are from Maple Leaf Gardens with new commentary by the hosts.

The Piper-Snuka thing reminded me that I read something awhile back about how much of a mess the syndicated TV (at least Championship) was in the middle of the year, so I'd like to hear more about that.

How long was the Chase show taped at the hotel (returning to the ballroom after the NWA show had been in the TV studio for years), how long was it made up of Kiel footage (and was there footage from other shows when it was Kiel-based), and when did it become a renamed version of one of the other syndicated shows (first Superstars, then Championship, I think)?  How long did the Chase name last after it became a renamed regular syndicated show?  How much Chase ballroom footage aired on the other shows during the initial tapings (I know that Mil Mascaras vs Gil Guerrero aired on All American)?

Good call on Championship being a mess. I think the problems began partly when they left Allentown for Poughkeepsie. This may be incorrect, but did they miss a taping somewhere along the line when the switch was made? The historyofwwe.com shows the last Allentown taping as having occurred on 6/19/84 and the final Hamburg taping was on 6/20/84. The first Canadian taping was on 7/10/84, but the first Poughkeepsie taping appears to not have happened until 7/31/84. 

They taped at the Chase Hotel on 12/27/83, 1/16/84 and in 2/84 on an undetermined date. Then the St. Louis house shows on 2/10/84, 3/2/84, 3/23/84, 4/6/84, 5/5/84, 5/25/84, 6/15/84, 7/20/84, 8/10/84, and 9/1/84 were all used as tapings. 

Per thehistoryofwwe.com, a Mil Mascaras vs. Bobby Colt match from the 1/16/84 Chase Hotel taping aired on All American as well, but it doesn’t look like anything else from the three hotel tapings turned up on other shows.

Once they started taping at the house shows, matches turned up in other places as follows per historyofwwe.com.

2/10/84: Wrestling at the Chase, All American, Championship

3/2/84: Wrestling at the Chase, Superstars

3/23/84: Wrestling at the Chase, All Star

4/16/84: Wrestling at the Chase, All American, Superstars

5/5/84: No show specified, but labeled a taping.

5/25/84: Wrestling at the Chase

6/15/84: Superstars, TNT

7/20/84: Superstars, TNT

8/10/84: Prime Time, TNT

9/1/84: TNT

Graham’s site is not the gospel, but his results don’t show a match from Superstars until 4/10/84 and his last Wrestling at the Chase results are dated 6/24/84.

Last edited on Thu Jan 14th, 2010 09:16 pm by tamalie