WWF All Star Wrestling – January 9, 1982

We return to the WWF, coming off last week’s huge brawl between Pedro Morales and Greg Valentine. With only seven episodes remaining for this show’s run, hopefully we finish with some great stuff. Pedro Morales and Adrian Adonis, are in action among others this week. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »

World Class Championship Wrestling – January 2, 1982

We enter a new territory this week, as we head down to Texas for World Class Championship Wrestling. World Class, aka WCCW, was the territory for Texas and was also affiliated with the NWA, like Mid-South and Mid-Atlantic. Thus they shared the major champion, the NWA Champion, Ric Flair and had many of their own champions. The WCCW was formed in 1966 and ran until 1990. In the eighties the WCCW was most known for the Von Erich family, Kerry, Kevin, Mike, David, Chris and father Fritz who also owned the territory. Sadly four of the five brothers died young with only Kevin still with us today. The major title here is the WCCW American Heavyweight Championship, which is held by Bugsy McGraw who won the title on December 26th from The Great Kabuki. The WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title is held by Al Madril who defeated Killer Tim Brooks sometime in 1981. The WCCW Tag Team Championships are held by Terry Orndorff and Kerry Von Erich, as they defeated The Great Kabuki and Chan Chung (The Dragonmaster) on October 25, 1981. They also have a Brass Knuckles Championship, which seems violent, and is held by Jose Lothario, who defeated Ernie Ladd on December 25th 1981. Finally we come to the WCCW Television title, which was vacated on May 15th 1981, last held by Bill Irwin, but will be filled later in the year. That is a lot of titles for one territory, and they add a six man tag later as well! Lots of big names made their way through this territory through the eighties including King Kong Bundy, Bruiser Brody, Abdullah the Butcher, Cactus Jack, Freebirds, One Man Gang and more. Plus many future stars had a run here early in their careers, most notably Shawn Michaels and the Ultimate Warrior. World Class was a major player in the eighties, but sadly due to many circumstances faded away at the turn of the decade. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – January 2, 1982

After a brief break due to the holiday, Mid-Atlantic Wrestling returns. Last week we ended with Blackjack Mulligan Jr trying to break the Cobra Clutch, and just as it looked like he was going to do it the show ended. Will we see the conclusion of this hot angle? Announced for the show we have Terry Taylor and Bob Davis facing Sgt Slaughter and Pvt Nelson pus Ivan Koloff in action. Let’s go to the ring.

Bob Caudle & David Crockett welcome us to the show, which we can’t hear as the music is too loud and plays too long. They talk about the action tonight, but we didn’t hear most of that. Bob asks who contributed the most this past year, Crockett says the fans made this show number one. Crockett announces they will allow the fans to vote on who contributed the most in 1981, and thanks the fans. Read More »

WWF All Star Wrestling – January 2, 1982

It’s a new year, and lots of new stuff on the horizon. In eight weeks we say goodbye to the Northeast and the World Wrestling Federation for awhile. However this week we have the addition of World Class Championship Wrestling from Texas. Our first episode of the new year features a gigantic main event, as Intercontinental Champion Pedro Morales defends the gold against Greg Valentine. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »

WWF 1981 Year in Review

As we close out 1981, we will take a look back at all the great action we have seen this year. When we started the year all we had was WWF All Star Wrestling, but as the year continued we added in Mid-Atlantic Wrestling and Mid-South Wrestling. This brought us a large influx of new talent, like Jake Roberts, Ricky Steamboat, Junkyard Dog, Ted DiBiase and many more. We only had two shows from MSG, so lots of squash matches again this year, as was the norm in the eighties. However we did have some great matches, and some guys had fantastic years. Read More »

Mid-South Wrestling – December 26, 1981

This is the final new episode of 1981, as next week is a best of 1981 episode. I’m still recapping that since we only started a few weeks ago, they should be mostly new stuff. Last week we ended with the Sheik stalling to avoid doing the Persian Club Challenge, after Paul Ellering did fifty reps. This week Sheik has to complete the challenge and do one hundred reps. Also this week Bob Orton and Bob Roop team up in action. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »

WWF All Star Wrestling – December 26, 1981

This is the final episode of All Star for 1981, as we close out what’s been an exciting year of WWF action. Last week we had a couple good tag matches plus Ventura versus Hennig. This week Tony Atlas faces Hans Schroeder in our main event. Let’s go to the ring.

Vince and Pat welcome us to tonight’s broadcast and talk about tonight’s show. Tonight we will see Steve Travis and Greg Valentine in separate matches as well. Read More »

Mid-South Wrestling – December 19, 1981

Finishing out the week of December 19th we journey back to the Mid-South territory. Last week was our first look at Mid-South Wrestling and we had a great main event as Ted DiBiase went to a time limit draw with Paul Orndorff. It was strange to watch a show with no interviews at all, so nothing being used to hype house shows or upcoming episodes, very odd. Still a solid hour of great television, and this week Paul Ellering takes on the Iron Sheik in a test of strength plus the Louisiana Champion, Junkyard Dog defends the gold. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – December 19, 1981

To Mid-Atlantic wrestling as we near the end of the year. So far Mid-Atlantic has provided some great moments in the few episodes we’ve seen, and 1982 looks to be even better. Last week Jay Youngblood challenged Sgt Slaughter to his Cobra Clutch Challenge, Slaughter then stalled until time ran out. Will Jay get his chance this week, or will Slaughter continue to avoid the challenge? Also new Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions, Ox Baker and Carl Fergie, are in action tonight. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »