Filed under: NWA TV | Tags: Arn Anderson, Barbarian, Billy Jack Haynes, Dusty Rhodes, Ivan Koloff, Krusher Khruschev, Manny Fernandez, Nikita Koloff, Ole Anderson, Ricky Morton, Robert Gibson, Ronnie Garvin, Thunderfoot, Tully Blanchard
Picking up from the last episode of NWA TV, we return to the build up to Starrcade 1985. Starrcade is coming up in three weeks and we don’t know who Ric Flair will defend the NWA World title against, but tonight the announcement will be made. Also scheduled to appear are Terry Taylor, Buddy Landel and more, so let’s get started.
The opening video is followed by David Crockett and Tony Schiavone, who go over the upcoming show including Dusty Rhodes is here tonight. Also an update on Starrcade and the six man champions. Arn Anderson joins us and Tony says the Television Championship has been held up and there will be a tournament to crown the new champion. Arn says he took it from Dusty and it is his, which brings in Ole who says they will not allow anyone to do anything to the Andersons. Tony says due to Dusty’s injury he has been stripped of the belt and sends it to the ring. Continue reading
Filed under: NWA TV | Tags: Abdullah The Butcher, Arn Anderson, Billy Jack Haynes, Black Bart, Buddy Landel, Ivan Koloff, Jimmy Valiant, Krusher Khruschev, Magnum T.A., Manny Fernandez, Nikita Koloff, Ole Anderson, Pez Whatley, Ric Flair, Ricky Morton, Robert Gibson, Superstar Billy Graham, Tully Blanchard
NWA Championship Wrestling – November 2, 1985
Moving from the WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event, we go to the NWA’s weekly TV show. This takes place the same day as the SNME we just saw, and will have the build to Starrcade 1985. NWA/WCW shows were never big in Canada, so we didn’t get to see most of this making this new to me. My earliest memories of WCW begins in about 91/92 era, so I’m looking forward to watching something new. With that let’s see what the NWA was like in the mid-80s. Continue reading
Filed under: NWA/WCW PPV | Tags: Black Bart, Brian Adidas, Buzz Tyler, Denny Brown, Dick Slater, Dusty Rhodes, Ivan Koloff, Jesse Barr, Jimmy Valiant, Joe Frazier, Keith Larson, Manny Fernandez, Mike Davis, Mike Graham, Mr Ito, Nikita Koloff, Ole Anderson, Paul Jones, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Ron Bass, Superstar Billy Graham, The Assassin, The Zambuie Express, Tully Blanchard, Wahoo Mc Daniel
Starrcade, the true granddaddy of them all, began almost two years before Wrestlemania and ran for eighteen shows in all. The original Starrcade took place the previous year and was headlined by Ric Flair defeating Harley Race for the NWA Title in the steel cage. This would end up being the last time Harley Race would hold the NWA title, at a time a record seven times, something that should be historical. Sadly in this day and age we get guys who are ten, twelve or fifteen time champions in a decade. Thus negating something as amazing as seven time champions, which is a shame as when Ric Flair was going for that eighth title reign it was a big deal, now title changes are not such a big thing. Tonight’s show is headlined by World Champion, Ric Flair defending the title against The American Dream, Dusty Rhodes. Ric had lost the title briefly to Kerry Von Erich back in May but regained it three weeks later. Dusty and Ric had a legendary feud in the NWA and this was one of their biggest matches, so let’s get it started. Continue reading