Saturday Night’s Main Event #2: Time For A Wedding!

Saturday Night’s Main Event #2 Date: October 5, 1985 Location: Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Attendance: 8,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jesse Ventura One of the best things about the first episode of this series was how few names were used. There was the opening six man tag, the four wrestlers (and Mr. T.) in […]

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: May 22, 1982 – Philadelphia House Show: A Brutal Show For A Brutal Crowd

WWF House Show Date: February 22, 1982 Location: Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 11,513 Commentators: Dick Graham, Kal Rudman Here’s a show from an era that you don’t often hear from. This is during the Backlund is champion era and is one of the many house show cities that had its own TV show. In […]

AWF Warriors of Wrestling – September 21, 1995: The Forerunner To Heroes Of Wrestling?

AWF Warriors of Wrestling Date: September 21, 1995 Location: Studio City, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Mick Karch, Terry Taylor Now here’s one I’d bet that most of you have never heard of. This is from the mid-90s and it’s an attempt at making a third national promotion. Their big stars: Bob Orton, Tito Santana, Greg Valentine. […]

WWF Championship Wrestling – September 24, 1983 – Eddie Gilbert Can’t Catch A Break

WWF Championship Wrestling Date: September 24, 1983 Location: Agricultural Hall, Allentown, Pennsylvania Commentators: Vince McMahon, Pat Patterson Another random show for me to do while I wait on a Raw to download. This is from before Hogan debuted again but he was coming quickly. Other than that there isn’t much to say here. My best […]

All-American Wrestling – February 24, 1985: Bret’s MSG Debut – It Sucks

All-American Wrestling Date: February 24, 1985 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Bruno Sammartino, Jesse Ventura This is another one of those shows that I have a fair few episodes of from this era. This is one of WWF’s weekend shows and I think it ran on Sunday mornings. It was one of their bigger shows and it […]

WWF St. Louis – January 1, 1984 – Hulk Hogan’s Debut

WWF St. Louis Date: January 1, 1984 Location: The Chase, St. Louis, Missouri Commentators: Vince McMahon, Gene Okerlund Now as some of you may know, WWF would have a lot more house shows back in the day. What they would do is film these shows in their major cities and have commentary for them, then […]