View single post by Arnold_OldSchool
 Posted: Fri Oct 4th, 2019 05:47 pm
PM Quote Reply Full Topic
Arnold_OldSchool

 

Joined: Wed Sep 28th, 2011
Location:  
Posts: 1080
Status: 
Offline
http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wrasslin-back-in-the-day-september-1985-part-one/

September of 1985 sees...
- A legendary baseball announcer is rumored to join the WWF's new venture into PPV
- Hillbilly weddings are all the rage!
- Roddy Piper hosts a CBS primetime special full of stars from music, wrestling, sports and TV. 
- Hulk Hogan is injured. What top heels nearly were earmarked for "replacing" the Hulkster on top?
- A talent swap amongst managers leads to a dramatic gimmick change for a former championship contender. 
- A Hall of Famer makes his final in ring appearance at nearly 70 years of age...in a cage match no less!
- Gagne and Crockett bring a cavalcade of stars to battle Vince in several cities.
- The WWF squanders their new hot Montreal talent almost right away. 
- A former AWA World champ made a surprise one off appearance at MSG. 
- Roddy Piper and Bruno kick off their hot feud. 
- Despite featuring the AWA and NWA world champions, among other mega stars, the NWA branch of St. Louis wrestling is dealt a final death blow by Vince McMahon's maneuvering.