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 Posted: Tue Aug 9th, 2016 08:24 pm
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The main part of the show was produced in the Carolinas with the closing tag match with the Kay Brothers against Brickhouse Brown and Joe Marcus having been taped in Ontario along with the local interviews with Billy "Red" Lyons which presumably were included to enable the show to qualify as Canadian Content per that nation's broadcast laws.

The Maple Leaf Gardens cards in Toronto, spot shows around Ontario, and Ontario TV tapings continued into June of 1984. However, JCP started holding back on the big stars like Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, and Wahoo McDaniel due to the WWF being on the move and Jack Tunney having ties to the WWF. So the Toronto cards would get the likes of Ivan Koloff, Angelo Mosca, Jimmy Valiant, and all the midcard types like Pez Whatley and Brian Adias. Of course this only pushed Tunney to sever ties with JCP after the June 25, 1984 Maple Leaf Gardens show and go with the WWF. The WWF took over as of the July 22, 1984 Maple Leaf Gardens card and that's around when All Star Wrestling started taping in Ontario, mostly Brantford, which enabled it to be packaged in Canada as Maple Leaf Wrestling with no Canadian Content issues.