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 Posted: Mon Sep 3rd, 2018 11:04 pm
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 Posted: Mon Sep 3rd, 2018 11:15 pm
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The interviewer was awful too.  Who was that?

It seems like Mosca got rattled after forgetting The Assassin's ring name and calling him Jody and had trouble recovering, but honestly tons of interviews from back in the day, especially babyface interviews, were just as bad.  Backlund's promos where he's looking at his shoes and mumbling are even worse. 



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 Posted: Mon Sep 3rd, 2018 11:23 pm
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No good, but Strongbow was worse.

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Interviewer looks like Johnny Weaved.



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that's Mid Altantic 1984. and that's johnny weaver interviewing him. Mosca jr was bad as wrestler and interviewer. I remember seeing a match with him and Ivan koloff and Mosca jr could not even put a figure four on properly and Ivan had to sell it anyways. really bad. 

Mike Rotundos early interviews are cringeworthy as well. in the Carolinas and Florida. I saw one from 1983 or 1984 and he is doing a promo with Gordon solie for a match with Flair and he just fumbles over his words and at the end of the interview you can see him shake his head a little because he knows he screwed it up. 

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Weaver is a gap in my knowledge. Just haven’t come across a lot of his stuff. From what I know he was absolutely beloved in the area even though he was pretty average and his Weaverlock sleeper was super over, and he parlayed that into a lengthy announcing career post-retirement. If this is any indication, he was pretty bad at that.



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 Posted: Tue Sep 4th, 2018 03:37 am
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Bob Caudle can be boring, dull and out in left field sometimes but Weaver detracted from the product at times. I didn’t watch much JCP in the moment so looking back can be unfair but he is rough to listen to.



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 Posted: Fri Sep 7th, 2018 04:32 pm
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yeah, it's pretty bad although I still maintain the worst interview ever was Zulu in World Class saying how he wanted revenge on Abdullah the Butcher

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Mosca Jr. is in the discussion for "worst ever"



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Mosca Jr's lazy eye made him look just he just got off the short bus.

It might be more to do with available results, but Johnny Weaver possibly wrestled more matches than any other US wrestler. He had a very long career, working pretty much every week for 30+ years. He was fast friends with Art Nelson, and when Nelson started to be given the book in various territories, Nelson would bring him in on top, even when he was past his best. Add that to his constant place in the mid-card in Mid-Atlantic.

You'll also see Weaver as an interviewer and some sort of authority figure in the very first JCP PPVs and early Starrcades. I also have a vague recollection that he was in charge of locking the cage for the Dusty vs Tully match.

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Kriss wrote:You'll also see Weaver as an interviewer and some sort of authority figure in the very first JCP PPVs and early Starrcades. I also have a vague recollection that he was in charge of locking the cage for the Dusty vs Tully match.
He was the "keeper of the key" in  the cage match between Dusty and Luger at Starrcade '87. Leading up to that he was involved in the angle where Hiro Matsuda choked him out with the sleeper and made him bleed from the mouth. At the time he and Bob Caudle were the announce team for NWA Pro  Wrestling (formerly MACW) and that angle essentially made way for Jim Ross to come in and take his place on the show. 

And yes, he was also a behind the scenes guy for JCP. Think he pretty much disappeared after Starrcade '87.

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Weaver was also booking in Toronto for Tunney in 1983/84 and put Mosca Jr on top with the Canadian Title

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Think of the local baseball, basketball or hockey team setting up a legendary former player as a game analyst for its local TV or radio broadcasts and then leaving the guy in the spot, no matter how bad he was, for years on end because of who and what he was and because local fans accepted his faults because they loved him so much. That was Johnny Weaver in JCP.


He kept wrestling pretty regularly into mid 1984 and was still working a few times per month in the Carolinas and Virginia into late 1985. He'd started announcing in the mid to late 1970s. When we got JCP's syndicated shows in 1986, I assumed Weaver had been retired for many years and only learned much later that he was still wrestling until not long before I first saw him.

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