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 Posted: Wed Nov 20th, 2013 03:56 am
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This is the kind of stuff that makes being a wrestling fan exciting.
I too have audio cassettes taped of some ICW shows from the Poffo's 1980-1983.

Have some Bruiser Brody promos where he was supposed to wrestle Randy Savage 1983 in Cape Girardeau Mo for the ICW title.
Bruiser no showed but both sides promos were great.
Maybe eventually I will get them uploaded like this fellow did to my ICW website.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 20th, 2013 05:31 am
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Those old ICW radio commercials were terrifically awful; I think you hosted them on your site, right? 


I found this discussion ironic, in that this past week, the vaunted third Executioner (Volkoff) would have struggled to even locate a ring to hide underneath in his match against Bobby Fulton.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 20th, 2013 07:39 am
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Yes ; they were not the best promos for matches ever. My whole excitement was having the ads dropped in my lap after Randy died. I knew the Poffo's promoted this town monthly for about 4 years ; but thought they only did the TV ads which would hype the bouts during the commercial breaks. So with no tv recordings I thought " no match listings or dates ".
Then after Randy passed my source emailed me and said he dug up from the radio station the locals ads produced... I had never even dreamed or thought about potentially radio ads as they were additional to the TV promos (which I knew Angelo would never pay additionally for the radio ads).
But the local "promoter" was the one paying for the ads. Imagine my joy when I find about 40 ICW cards with pretty much full match listings on them. I could care less how hokey they sound; this was my classic find of my ICW historian effort.
But I'm hoping their is another goldmine of ICW material out there I haven't located yet.

Attachment: Randy Blue Robe with ICW belt.jpg (Downloaded 133 times)

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Not having as much early WWWF exposure as most, my "holy grail" wrestling video moments are still the Hat & Robe angle from MACW and the "Last Battle Of Atlanta" match.

 

I do remember hearing of how menacing the two Executioners were. Later when I found out they were Kowalski & Studd I was less than impressed. Not at all bashing Kowalski & Studd but the legend had been built up so big that really no one could have made it sound right. But like I said, I never even got to see them in the gimmick anyway

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I do remember hearing of how menacing the two Executioners were. Later when I found out they were Kowalski & Studd I was less than impressed. Not at all bashing Kowalski & Studd but the legend had been built up so big that really no one could have made it sound right. But like I said, I never even got to see them in the gimmick anyway


the Executioners have appeared on WWE Classics/24-7 three times and this footage was shown

8/7/1976 MSG    as tag champs vs Jose Gonzalez-Domenic DeNucci

10/25/1976  MSG  w Bruiser Bordy vs Strongbow-Whitewolf-Andre

1/17/1977   as challengers vs tag champs Strongbow-Whitewolf


unfortunately,  the Executioners  do not seem as invincible and scary as they did when I was 10 - in fact they are pretty bad in the ring and their matches are lumbering slogfests

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You gotta love the old interview segments.

"The [insert one] Cage/Bullrope/Texas Death is my kind of match and works to my advantage and this is the last time you are ever going to see [insert one] Bruno/Strongbow/Putski"

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retroken wrote:
I do remember hearing of how menacing the two Executioners were. Later when I found out they were Kowalski & Studd I was less than impressed. Not at all bashing Kowalski & Studd but the legend had been built up so big that really no one could have made it sound right. But like I said, I never even got to see them in the gimmick anyway


the Executioners have appeared on WWE Classics/24-7 three times and this footage was shown

8/7/1976 MSG    as tag champs vs Jose Gonzalez-Domenic DeNucci

10/25/1976  MSG  w Bruiser Bordy vs Strongbow-Whitewolf-Andre

1/17/1977   as challengers vs tag champs Strongbow-Whitewolf


unfortunately,  the Executioners  do not seem as invincible and scary as they did when I was 10 - in fact they are pretty bad in the ring and their matches are lumbering slogfests



This goes along with the point I was making on the Johnson/Atlas thread. Tag champs like the Excutioners, Fugi and Tanaka and the Samoans were made to look like monsters on TV, but were made to look weak on the house shows for some odd reason. I guess it didn't help that every house show match those teams did always some sort of six-man tag match that featured Andre the Giant on the other side!!!

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In regards to the original topic of the Executioner 3 match. I googled this and can't believe all the different dates that is given for this match! Rest assured that the date of October 23, 1976 is the original air date for this match. It was repeated the following day on All Star Wrestling. As far as I know, it has never been shown since.



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After all this time, has the WWE released any of this material in video form?



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