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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2007 04:39 pm
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Who wrestled there - Raven, Sandman, Sabu, Shane Douglas

And Austin, Foley, Benoit, Guerrero, Onita, Sasuke, Hamada, Misterio, Konnan, the Steiners, Gordy, Jericho, Lawler, Hayabusa, Shinzaki...

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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2007 05:02 pm
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Lawler, Austin, The Steiners and Gordy are bad examples though. 1-2 shows.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2007 10:35 pm
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Obviously for me its the Mid-South Coliseum. They stopped holding the cards there in the 2nd half of 1991 (16 yrs ago.) My high school graduation (as well as my brother's) was there.

Every year, the local fair is held at the fairgrounds (which is where the Coliseum is located in.) They had some type of competiton for kids in there last year, and i stopped in, just to walk through the coliseum for possible, one last time. They are trying to tear the old place down.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2007 10:38 pm
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sal in NY wrote: I grew up going to The Spectrum from 1975 to 1979, and the crowds were awesome! The greatest run of cards during that time was the three Bruno vs Superstar cards from September 1977 to February 1978. They each drew 20,000 fans! What I never understood is why those bouts were spaced out so much- September, December and then February. As a result, the Superstar's reign in Philly consisted of title defenses vs Jay Strongbow, Tony Garea, Larry Zbysco, and finally three bouts vs Bruno. We never got Mascaras or Putski, which would have also sold out at the Spectrum, I'm sure! Maybe promoter Phil Zacko thought he needed that much time to build heat?? But I doubt that was necessary.

He couldnt get the dates.  As in to book it.  Philly had so many sporting events going on.  Plus litteraly dozens of other things.  Concerts, Ice Capades, Circuses and etc...   The Spectrum was the hot spot for things to be held at.  I do not think Zacko booked it way ahead like they did MSG.   So him missing a card or so in a year was not a big deal.  Remember Bruno was not selling out the Spectrum.  He did what Backlund did.  Around the 10 to 12,000 mark a lot.  Graham is the one that every month their, the attendance rose by thousands till the first 3 sell outs in a row ever.  So Grahams reign was unespected in attendance records.  I dont think Capitol gave it much thought that Graham would excede their expectations

He (Zacko) also lost a lot of months on the Cap Center in 1977 for wrestling.  It is why their is only one Graham title defense in 1977 their.  I could only ever locate one match durring Graham's time as champion for that venue.  The paper even stated that it had been a long time since wrestling was held in DC

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Would Philly have sold out if they brought in Mascaras, Race, Bockwinkle (examples) like they did for MSG?

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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2007 10:45 pm
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Against Graham?

I honestly think it would have.  Graham with the belt meant money and major atendance.  The longer his reign went, the more over he was as a draw.

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Florida was using the WWWF Champon of Billy Graham one week out of a month.  They did that because Billy was a draw to them, plus having the WWWF title was a big boost.

Vince Sr. knew he had what he needed to co promote in other areas.  Graham as champion.  And Graham was willing to travel out of the area.  Graham was out of the area with the title in his reign more than any other WWWF Champion.   Compare any 10 month reign to his.  You can see his schedule in a span like that compared to Bruno, Morales or Backlunds. 

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The Hamburg fieldhouse is a classic venue.

It looks the exact same inside as of 2 years ago when I was their to take pictures for a indy promotion.   The lights are still their, and the flag that Vince Sr. placed in the rafters is still their.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 26th, 2007 05:49 am
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For me, the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis.  It wasn't the same when the WWF started running the Arena. 

One of my memories is seeing Hogan vs. Orndorff and Race winning the King of the Ring tourney in August 1986.

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