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 Posted: Thu Sep 25th, 2014 08:25 pm
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In the video you can see Tito hobbling to get in the ring...That was totally legit. He needed surgery badly. When he arrived at the arena, he pleaded to drop the belt saying he couldnt tolerate the pain anymore. This injury to his knee was due to a house match with Paul Orndorff (He said he heard and felt a bad pop in the knee. Im surprised he let Greg put him in figure four being a legit damage but it needed to be sold against Valentine. I believe he talk about it in detail in he video KC: My Side of the Story Tito/Greg. The question of why London, Ontario instead of Maple Leaf Gardens I dont know.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 25th, 2014 08:40 pm
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When Valentine came back to WWF in 1984, I truly feel that Tito was his best ever opponent. That feud was hot and after it was over, Tito had some good matches with Savage, but crowds didn't hate Savage the way they hated Valentine. He was too cool to hate. And Valentine wrestled pretty much every face from 84-90 and none were able to pull out of him what Tito did. When WWF got hot in 1984, they were able to draw houses in major markets with Hogan vs anybody, Tito vs Hammer, and Slaughter vs Sheik being the headline match.



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 Posted: Fri Sep 26th, 2014 01:53 am
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Superstar wrote: And Valentine wrestled pretty much every face from 84-90 and none were able to pull out of him what Tito did.
This is true.  When I think of Valentine, I immediately think of the Tito feud.  It was the first time I saw Valentine too so that helps, and it was easy to think he was just getting old after that feud, but even when I went back and saw all his Mid-Atlantic stuff he was always a bot on the plodding side and never as good as he was against Tito.



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 Posted: Fri Sep 26th, 2014 04:07 am
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I think of Wahoo when I think of Valentine.



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 Posted: Fri Sep 26th, 2014 04:35 am
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I was at the Aud in Buffalo on the 26th, where Valentine took on the JFD.  He wore his trademark robe to the ring but opened it to reveal the IC belt just as ring announcer Norm Kimber announced him as the new champion.  Valentine was my third favorite wrestler, behind Flair and Piper, at that time so I was going nuts.  Odd thing was JFD won the match clean, even though they never announced it as non-title.  Typical "fuck it" booking.

The previous title change had been Adonis and Murdoch winning the tag titles in Hamburg PA, but I thought they kept that title change under wraps for almost 6 weeks -- until it aired on TV.  Am I remembering that incorrectly?  Point being, if Valentine won the belt on a TV taping, why did they reverse policy and have him immediately wear the belt at house shows? 



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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2014 02:30 am
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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Santana was always a credible wrestler and it was very believable that he could win almost any championship. The Valentine/Santana series is one of the most underrated in WWWF/WWF history.
I agree entirely with this.  I remember being young and seeing many "main events" on the b-shows where Tito was challenging someone, and he always took it to the limit and figured one day he would ascend to the top.



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