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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2014 05:26 pm
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I didn't become a huge fan until the summer of '85, but I recall my Mom watching Tommy Rich on WTBS giving an interview. Think it was in '82 maybe.

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Watching the newly formed team of the Sheiks destroy Gagne and Brunzell in a match from Minneapolis on a Sunday morning before mom made us go to church. I wanted to see the end of the match so badly, but we had to leave at 10:45 for 11am mass. This would have been spring or summer of 1983. After church, Bob Luce's half hour WWA show was on. I was hooked.



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the squared circle wrote: Two memories - not sure which was first...
Andre in a handicap match, and then Snuka bleeding all over from Ray Stevens' piledriver, and a giant red X on the screen. By that point, I believe I had been watching regularly, but that is a memory I will never forget.

Snuka bleeding and the giant red X was my earliest memory too. 



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Bundy crushing Hogans ribs to set up wm2



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My earliest memory was Patterson breaking out of Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

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Late 1981 turning the channels stopped on Channel 29 out of Philly saw Mr. Fuji & Mr Saito beating up two guys been hooked ever since.

Earliest angle I can remember is from Georgia back in Jan 82 when we still had TBS. They were about to show film from The Butch Reed vs Maddog Sawyer hair vs hair Match. Something went wrong with the film. Later on during the Show Sawyer comes out with the film around his neck.

Week later Sawyer is told he is fined 1000 for destroying the film. Sawyer goes nuts and powerslams someone on the floor.



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I'm a little younger than some here, so mine is from the mid '80s.


I remember my Dad getting me a huge Hulk Hogan poster for my birthday.  I am guessing this would been sometime around late 1985 and after Wrestlemania.  Along with this I recall being invited to a birthday party of a school mate and we were set to watch Wrestlemania.  All of us young kids were excited.  I have a feeling it would've been around the spring of 1986, so the Wrestlemania must been a VHS or Beta copy rather than me actually seeing it live.  When Wrestlemania happened I was only four years old and didn't start school until Sept of 1985.

So I am not sure if the poster memory is from Dec 1985 or Dec 1986, but I think the birthday party with Wrestlemania must have happened first in the spring of 1986.

I am sure we watched wrestling at home prior to this, because I knew who Hulk Hogan was, and a few others like John Studd and King Kong Bundy, but these are the first memories I have of seeing it.



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1983ish, Hulk Hogan hollering with Okerlund on AWA TV.

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WrestleMania 7. My cousin was a huge fan, and my uncle owned a club with an illegal back box. My parents took me, and I was hooked from match one.



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you kids make me feel old, many of your first memories were after I quit watching wrestling



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beejmi wrote: I figure mine is Tony Garea and Dean Ho as WWWF tag team champions so that was 1974. I have a pretty good memory of Hansen breaking Bruno's neck in 76. I can't remember anything earlier than that.

You sure you weren't there to see Hackenschmidt vs Gotch? 



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Superstar wrote: beejmi wrote: I figure mine is Tony Garea and Dean Ho as WWWF tag team champions so that was 1974. I have a pretty good memory of Hansen breaking Bruno's neck in 76. I can't remember anything earlier than that.

You sure you weren't there to see Hackenschmidt vs Gotch? 

Not only that, he was in the crowd for the epic Col. McLaughlin vs. H.M. Dufur collar-and-elbow matches.  Beej was a major mark for The Duf.

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Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson fighting with Sam Steamboat & Mr. Wrestling (Tim Woods) in the late 60's.

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King Kong Mosca starting a TV squash against Julio Rodriguez by tossing him out of the ring into the fans' laps, 1977. I knew I had to find out what all this wildness was about...

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In a TV interview Dick the Bruiser saying he was going to chase Promoter Bob Luce down Halsted Street and into the local bars there and not him leave the joint until he signed Gene Kiniski to wrestle Bruiser in a No DQ match at The Amphitheatre. The Amp was on Halsted Street. We lived a mile from there and actually thought we'd see this happen.

Move over Count Grog. You have company for the old fogey award.

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