WWWF From Madison Square Garden – August 7, 1976

Finally back to Old School WWF programming. The Network has since updated and finding the Hidden Gems, in the ring order, is almost impossible so I think those are going on the back burner. However for now, we’re going back to 1976 for the next house show, from as always, Madison Square Gardens. Since the last house show the Tag Championships have changed hands, Louis Cerdan and Tony Parisi dropped the gold on May 11th to the Executioners, Killer Kowalski and Big John Studd. Bruno Sammartino is still the reigning World Champion, midway through his second year of a three and a half year reign. With that let’s see what is happening in the Gardens, let’s go to the ring. Read More »

WWWF From Madison Square Garden – March 17, 1975

Here we go with the next show from the WWF, as we jumped forward almost two full years. Since the last show Pedro Morales has since lost the WWWF World Championship to Stan Stasiak who quickly lost it, nine days later, to Bruno Sammartino. Bruno would then begin his second legendary title reign. The Tag Team Championships changed hands multiple times in the two years between shows, your current champions are the Valiant Brothers, Jimmy and Johnny, who won the gold on May 8, 1974. This episode is not a full show, as it only clocks in under an hour but features Bruno defending the title against Spiros Arion plus appearances from Killer Kowalski and Ivan Putski. Let’s head down to ringside for our opening contest.Read More »

WWWF from Madison Square Garden – June 30, 1973

After a long hiatus I decided to relaunch my blog and start fresh. It was a long time coming, and with the relaunch I’m starting at beginning. Lots of new content has been added to the WWE Network and we’re going way back. The oldest show is from 1973, so that’s where we start. In June 1973 the WWE was still called the WWWF, World Wide Wrestling Federation. The reigning champion was Pedro Morales, who won the gold on February 8, 1971 from Ivan Koloff. The Tag Team Championships were Haystacks Calhoun and Tony Garea who toppled Mr. Fuji and Professor Tanaka only one month ago, on May 30th. There was no Intercontinental Champion yet, as the belt would not be created for another four years. Strange to think of their being only two champions considering how many championships are floating around now. Today’s show features a main event of the World Champion, Pedro Morales, defending his title against the savage George “The Animal” Steele and an appearance from Gorilla Monsoon. Should be an interesting show, so let’s get started.Read More »