Hulkamania Turns 30

Thirty years ago today, Hulk Hogan defeated the Iron Sheik to win the WWF Title for the first time.  This is the birth of modern wrestling as Hogan changed everything about the business with one legdrop and never looked back.  Here’s the entire show, which oddly enough didn’t have the title match go last. WWF […]

On This Day: September 29, 1984 – Championship Wrestling: There Is Wrestling Outside Of Hulk Hogan

Championship Wrestling Date: September 29, 1984 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Bruno Sammartino This is one of those shows where it’s a mix of matches from various arenas, hence the lack of a location or attendance. This is right before the wrestling world exploded with Hulkamania but the first steps have already been taken. The main event […]

On This Day: August 25, 1984 – WWF New York City House Show: A Terrified Roddy Piper

WWF House Show Date: August 25, 1984 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Commentators: Alfred Hayes, Gorilla Monsoon I found a few shows from 1984 and now that I’m done with the book and the Wrestlemania redos I actually have time to get around to them. This is just after the Brawl […]

WWF New York City House Show – October 22, 1984: That Awkward Time Before The Golden Era

WWF House Show Date: October 22, 1984 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Gene Okerlund, Gorilla Monsoon This is a sequel to the previous month’s house show, as we have Hogan vs. Studd again, though this time if Hogan loses by countout he loses the title. Also after last […]

On This Day: July 28, 1984 – Championship Wrestling: The Raw Of Its Day

Championship Wrestling Date: July 28, 1984 Location: Mid-Huston Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, New York Commentators: Vince McMahon, Tony Garea This is one of those shows that I haven’t touched much but it was a big deal in its time. Championship Wrestling was probably the top syndicated show for the company in the early 80s so these […]

WWF New York City House Show – September 22, 1984: Welcome To The Family

WWF House Show Date: September 22, 1984 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 19,000 Commentators: Gene Okerlund, Gorilla Monsoon It’s another MSG house show from 1984, meaning Hulkamania is here but not to the level it would ultimately reach. The champ is in the house tonight and defending the title against […]

On This Day: May 6, 1984 – David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions: Flair Comes To Texas

David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions Date: May 6, 1984 Location: Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas Attendance: 32,123 Commentator: Marc Lawrence So back in 1984, David Von Erich was allegedly the next in line to become NWA World Champion. Then he died. He had gone on a tour of Japan and complained of a stomach […]

WWF New York City House Show – August 25, 1984: Piper, Snuka, and…..Mike Sharp?

WWF House Show Date: August 25, 1984 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Commentators: Alfred Hayes, Gorilla Monsoon I found a few shows from 1984 and now that I’m done with the book and the Wrestlemania redos I actually have time to get around to them. This is just after the Brawl […]

On This Day: April 14, 1984 – Championship Wrestling 1984: This Hogan Guy Has Potential

Championship Wrestling Date: April 14, 1984 Location: Agricultural Hall, Allentown, Pennsylvania Commentators: Gene Okerlund, Vince McMahon This is another old show that I’ve only touched on in the past. Championship Wrestling used to be the flagship show for the company and would have all of the top stars and major matches airing here. That’s the […]

On This Day: January 23, 1984 – WWF House Show: The Birth of Modern Wrestling

WWF House Show Date: January 23, 1984 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City New York Attendance: 26,292 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Pat Patterson I don’t have the proper words to explain what this show means to wrestling. It’s the night that changed everything and gave birth to modern wrestling. Here, we have the new WWF […]