WowBB Forums Home 
WowBB Forums > Sports And Wrestling > Pro Wrestling > Pittsburgh Civic Arena 1967

 Moderated by: Ron, brodiescomics, beejmi  
AuthorPost
El Olympico



Joined: Thu Feb 28th, 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 496
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Found this on YouTube - Some nice old footage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZUdn_j6_Lk&feature=related

Count Grog
HALL OF FAMER


Joined: Sun Oct 21st, 2007
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC, USA
Posts: 15698
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
great stuff where did you find this?

El Olympico



Joined: Thu Feb 28th, 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 496
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
I was looking at  the "Bruno Sammartino - Strongman" video and it was linked to that.

TerryWWWF



Joined: Mon Nov 26th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 4321
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
They were lying about the MSG sellouts as early as 1967.

Some of the footage is from a half hour special WIIC did in 1969 called, "Bruno." The tag match at the end -- Bruno and Battman (Tony Marino) vs. Ivan Koloff and Waldo Von Erich is from the spring of 1970.

I believe that stuff is posted by Bruno's son.

WongLee
HALL OF FAMER


Joined: Fri Oct 19th, 2007
Location: Coram, New York
Posts: 8075
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
The MSG sellout myth is one of wrestling most enduring fantasies. I honestly think Bruno believed what he was spewing here. Business in New York started to go in the toilet in 1966 when they lost VHF TV. The Spanish UHF station picked the show up in 1968 or so but business still sucked with the low point being a crowd of 5500 for the June 1969 card with Bruno vs. Steele on top. Things got so bad that the next months show was cancelled and the WWWF didn't appear again at the Garden until October. For what seems like absolutely no reason business took an amazing turn for the better in 1970 culminating with a true sellout on the June show with Bruno against Crusher Verdu. It was so hot that Bruno was drawing 18,000 against Geto Mongol.



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2013 Data 1 Systems