WWF All Star Wrestling – August 15, 1981

Last week we had a horrible match between Domenic Denucci and Don Muraco which involved almost nothing but stalling and a countout. Tonight Don Muraco faces a different opponent, hopefully it’s a better match. Also last week we saw Fuji & Saito destroy opponents, but not as quick as the unstoppable Killer Khan. This week we have the Animal, George Steele, in action among others. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »

WWF All Star Wrestling – August 1, 1981

Last week we saw the WWF Tag Team Championship change hands as Rick Martel & Tony Garea regained the gold from the Moondogs. It seemed like from the commentary that they wrote off the Moondogs after that. So, who will be the first challengers for the new champions? Also last week we had Andre the Giant in action and an interview with Rick McGraw promising he’d be back. Tonight we have Intercontinental Champion, Don Muraco defending the gold against Curt Hennig. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »

WWF All Star Wrestling – July 4, 1981

The June 27th episode is actually from last year on the network and that means the proper episode is in the 1980 section. I’m not going to try and figure it out, have enough issues with Network some days. So we’ll just skip forward, as we didn’t miss much anyways, Strong Kobayashi made his debut, and wasn’t around long anyway. Mosca, Hennig, Khan and Muraco won squash matches and Rick Martel, Tony Garea & SD Jones won a squash six man. This week we move along to a new taping, from July 1st in Hamburg, PA and our feature is Don Muraco versus Pedro Morales, which should be good. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »

WWF All Star Wrestling – June 13, 1981

This starts a new taping cycle which is strange as the last taping was only two episodes and the one before that was for four? That makes no sense, wonder if they are working the kinks out before settling on a normal taping cycle? Last week we have a really good tag team match, and Don Muraco continued his winning ways defeating SD Jones. Last week I said we would have a debut, but I am incorrect as it’s actually a return. He was with the WWWF in 1978/1979 and left for two years to go to the Mid-Atlantic territory. Tonight he returns and someone will get hammered. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »

WWF All Star Wrestling – May 30, 1981

We finally get to the start of a new taping cycle after stretching the last taping over four weeks by playing old matches. Hopefully they compensated for the longer usage by doing more matches per taping. Guess we’ll find out tonight. This week’s episode was filmed on May 20th, 1981 from Hamburg, PA as usual. Tonight our main event is Rick McGraw versus Angelo Mosca. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »

WWF All Star Wrestling – May 16, 1981

Last week for some strange reason, they decided to air two matches not from that taping. One from seven years ago and the other seemed to be from Championship Wrestling. Not sure why they did that, but this would the third and final part of the taping from April 29th, so hopefully it’s back to normal. Tonight’s show is headlined by the Moondogs versus Tony Garea & Rick Martel for the Tag Team Championships. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »

WWF All Star Wrestling – May 2, 1981

We enter another new taping cycle, and with each cycle I’m seeing more and more changes to what I recognize and less of the seventies look. Even some of the old guard is fading away and more of the mid eighties names are appearing, like George Steele, Don Muraco, Moondogs, etc. Soon we’ll see debuts from Greg Valentine, Nikolai Volkoff, and others. It’s interesting to see the changes as the WWF starts to get more of the weird and wild characters and away from the serious people. Not a lot of people were fans of the change, but it changed not just the WWF but the public perception of wrestling as well. The changes happen slowly, but watching these shows you can see it happening. At the end of this episode is a bonus match, not on the Network but it needs to be seen, stay tuned. Let’s go to the ring. Read More »