Paul Boesch’s Houston Library footage burned fast and bright as the NWA OnDemand service. The service was ended when Billy Corgan purchased the NWA.
I asked resident Houston footage mark (Yes Meltzer I am still using that word) Matt D. to select 10 matches that were released via the service that folks should watch that were representative of what the service had been providing (and that have been made available via Youtube at this moment.)
641) BILL CURRY vs. JOHNNY VALENTINE (1969)
Note from Matt: “Just amazing.”
642) HARLEY RACE vs. TERRY FUNK (07/01/77 – NWA Title Match)
Note from Matt: “Maybe the best NWA title match we have on tape.”
643) HARLEY RACE vs. WAHOO MCDANIEL – (02/10/78 – NWA Title Match)
Note from Matt: “Everything you’d want from these two.”
644) HARLEY RACE vs. ANDRE THE GIANT (01/07/79)
Note from Matt: “Flagship match for the service. So great to see Andre working NWA title style (and well).”
645) GINO HERNANDEZ vs. JOSE LOTHARIO (01/19/79 – TEXAS DEATH CAGE MATCH)
Note from Rippa: For whatever reason, this was the only match Matt sent me without a note attached to it. That being said, Jose Lothario was one of the big revelations of the footage that was made available during the services run so there ya go.
646) TERRY FUNK vs. MARK LEWIN (04/27/79)
Note From Matt: “Miracle performance by Funk considering how dreadful 79 heel Lewin was.”
647) JACK BRISCO vs. THE SPOILER (07/27/79)
Note From Matt: “Very good look at two guys we don’t have a lot of matches of. Excellent match.”
648) BRUISER BRODY vs. MONGOLIAN STOMPER (06/04/82)
Note from Matt: “The rare great Brody brawl. Stomper is super underrated. There’s a brilliant Slater vs Stomper match that didn’t make it on.”
Note from Rippa: People need to really understand what a big deal it is that Matt picked a Brody match.
649) NICK BOCKWINKEL vs. RICKY MORTON (07/02/82 – AWA World Title)
Note from Matt: “Very fun AWA title match. Great look at 82 Morton and Bock as travelling champ against a unique opponent.”
650) CHAVO GUERRERO vs. GINO HERNANDEZ (07/30/82 – International Junior Title)
Note from Matt: “Super heat. Triumphant match.”