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: 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 […]

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: March 9, 1991 – USWA Championship Wrestling: Terry Funk Comes Back To Memphis

USWA Championship Wrestling Date: March 9, 1991 Location: USWA Television Studios, Memphis, Tennessee Commentators: Dave Brown, Michael St. John We had to skip ahead about a month here but it shouldn’t be a big problem. As far as I know there haven’t been any major changes, although at some point before the 15th, Jarrett’s Southern […]

CWA Championship Wrestling – January 15, 1983: Andy Kaufman’s Shadow Over Memphis

CWA Championship Wrestling Date: January 15, 1983 Location: WMC-TV Studios, Memphis, Tennessee Commentators: Lance Russell, Dave Brown This is the last episode in this series of CWA shows as I’m sure people are getting tired of this old Memphis stuff. At the end of the day, this is before the idea of supershows as we […]

CWA Championship Wrestling – January 8, 1983: Lawler Makes This Show Much Better

CWA Championship Wrestling Date: January 8, 1983 Location: WMC-TV Studios, Memphis, Tennessee Commentators: Lance Russell, Dave Brown Back to Memphis for another week of a not very interesting show. Hopefully this week is better as in theory Jerry Lawler will be back. He’s coming up on a rematch with Bockwinkel where I’m sure there won’t […]

CWA Championship Wrestling – January 1, 1983: Dig That Rookie Jim Cornette!

CWA Championship Wrestling Date: January 1, 1983 Location: WMC-TV Studios, Memphis, Tennessee Commentators: Lance Russell, Dave Brown It’s been awhile since I’ve done anything from this company, but it’s the Memphis company that eventually merged with WCCW into the USWA. I don’t know anything about what’s going on at this point but I’ll go on […]

USWA Championship Wrestling – March 16, 1991: Texas vs. Tennessee

USWA Championship Wrestling Date: March 16, 1991 Location: USWA Television Studios, Memphis, Tennessee Commentators: Dave Brown, Michael St. John Back to Memphis here after that 9 straight PPV marathon I did. Lawler is the world champion again, having beaten Funk in the Mid-South Coliseum on Monday. That being said, he’s taking some time off due […]

USWA Championship Wrestling – March 9, 1991: The Champion Speaks

USWA Championship Wrestling Date: March 9, 1991 Location: USWA Television Studios, Memphis, Tennessee Commentators: Dave Brown, Michael St. John We had to skip ahead about a month here but it shouldn’t be a big problem. As far as I know there haven’t been any major changes, although at some point before the 15th, Jarrett’s Southern […]

USWA Championship Wrestling – February 2, 1991: Lawler Gets Fabulous

USWA Championship Wrestling Date: February 2, 1991 Location: USWA Television Studios, Memphis, Tennessee Commentator: Dave Brown After Monday’s show, the tag titles are vacant. There was some kind of a controversial finish in the Fabs vs. Lawler/Jarrett and we’ll have a rematch two days after this show. Gee, I wonder if they’ll have Lawler talk […]