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#1 Ricky Jackson

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:08 PM

Sean suggested a thread so here you go. Drop day is Monday. Let's talk some WWWF!

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 10:20 AM

Pretty cool seeing stuff that isn't even listed on Graham's site. I completely forgot Bugsy McGraw worked NY. I guess it shouldn't be a surprise since they used a lot of Florida guys, but it's still fun to find stuff like this.



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 11:45 AM

There are more name vs name matches than I expected. Not big names but fun enough non-squashes sprinkled in.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 11:58 AM

5/17/80 ep includes the legendary Bob Backlund vs El Olympico "exhibition match" we reviewed on Titans years ago. Everyone needs to see this

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:20 PM

I'm all in on making the each month's drops like this into it's own thread.

 

So I'm assuming this has the whole Bruno/Larry feud?



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:02 PM

Honestly the Travis/Putski-Bad News/Scicluna match from the 4/14/79 show is more fun than anything I can remember from the first 5 months of 83 Mid-Atlantic. Didn't expect to say that. It's that gritty NY punch and kick style but it's fast paced, fun, hot crowd, I'm pleasantly surprised.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:12 PM

Why are there always a few peole booing when Gary Michael Cappetta introduced himself. What the hell.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:37 PM

Cappetta was an easy target because of his nerdy demeanor. Back in the early 90s me and my friends used to razz the announcer for our local promotion mostly because he was nerdy, which of course is hilarious because we were the dorks going to wrestling shows when it was pretty uncool

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:41 PM

I'm all in on making the each month's drops like this into it's own thread.
 
So I'm assuming this has the whole Bruno/Larry feud?


I'm not sure how much of it is on this footage. The turn angle happened on Championship Wrestling, although they may have replayed it on All Star. Not sure how many of the awesome promos are here either. All the big matches happened at MSG, Spectrum and Shea of course

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:26 PM

Right off the bat theres Antonino Rocca on commentary. I often forget he filled that role until his passing.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:39 PM

I know that the WWWF at the time was about all appealing to all the different ethnic groups in the east coast but man Rocca is so Italian you barely understand him on commentary.  I do love the reactions he gives when the matches are announced like he just found out that moment  :lol:



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 05:28 PM

 

I'm all in on making the each month's drops like this into it's own thread.
 
So I'm assuming this has the whole Bruno/Larry feud?


I'm not sure how much of it is on this footage. The turn angle happened on Championship Wrestling, although they may have replayed it on All Star. Not sure how many of the awesome promos are here either. All the big matches happened at MSG, Spectrum and Shea of course

 

 

So were Championship Wrestling and ASW different shows then?



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 05:35 PM

Championship Wrestling was the A show, All Star was the B show.



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 09:24 PM

The Ernie Ladd promo with Vince McMahon on the 1/10/76 episode is can't miss television

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 11:40 PM

Backlund & Kobayashi have a decent 13 minute bout on the 6/3/78 episode.

 

Just watched Santana & Rodz have a good 8 minute match on the 6/2/79 episode. 



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:07 AM

August 11 1979 - Piper and Jose Estrada put on a really good match. I need to see more Estrada, he looked good here. The tape tracking throughout was pretty annoying but it's still watchable.

 

Nov 17 1979 - Tito Santana & Ivan Putski vs. Jose Estrada & Pete Doherty

Damn, this was great, fast paced, great action, they fitted a lot in 8 minutes. Recommended.



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:34 AM

Rocca is just amazing on commentary, everytime Vince throws to him I pop.

The McGraw/Von Erich vs. Cerdan/Parisi match on the 75 show is so fun with Albano and Blassie bumping around and Andre as the backup for the Faces rules.

That Ernie Ladd handicap match on the 1st 76 show is amazing for the irish whip spot and the look of disgust Ernie shows before deciding to do it again.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:18 AM

Rocca is just amazing on commentary, everytime Vince throws to him I pop.

The McGraw/Von Erich vs. Cerdan/Parisi match on the 75 show is so fun with Albano and Blassie bumping around and Andre as the backup for the Faces rules.

That Ernie Ladd handicap match on the 1st 76 show is amazing for the irish whip spot and the look of disgust Ernie shows before deciding to do it again.


Yeah, loved that main event tag from the lone 75 show.

I watched three episodes yesterday, and I forgot how good some of the matches on the TV could be. Since they had less time to work with, most of the non-squash matches are often worked at a much faster pace than a lot of long, plodding undercard matches from MSG and the Spectrum from the same time featuring the same talent. Even a bout between two guys lost to time like Frank Monte and Francisco Flores from the same 75 show is worthwhile. Rodz vs SD Jones from 11/4/78 is also good

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:27 AM

August 11 1979 - Piper and Jose Estrada put on a really good match. I need to see more Estrada, he looked good here. The tape tracking throughout was pretty annoying but it's still watchable.

 

From reading the show descriptions I think there's a Dibiase/Estrada match on one of the shows that should be good. Santana/Estrada too. 



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:32 AM

I'm currently networkless but it's very weird to me how much more into this than the Mid-Atlantic stuff you guys are.






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