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On 4/21/2022 at 3:37 AM, thee Reverend Axl Future said:

This is the only thing that came to my lesion-filled brain, it's that Russian backyard deathmatch joint, lots of fun, yes?

Nah, it was a Japanese match, with no ring, and the dudes were grappling on the mat surrounded by like ten people towering above them despite sitting on chairs.

I think they were using a toy WWE belt for the title.

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Someone posted the World Championship Wrestling 9/21/85 show.  I think this is the go home Saturday Night before the Magnum TA / Tully Blanchard I Quit match.

Buddy Landell beats the living shit out of poor Larry Clark.  Gary Royal and Denny Brown get to work for a million years and that is a good thing.

 

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If anybody here uses Tubi, let it be known that there are three volumes of Portland Wrestling ready to stream under the title of Barry Owen Presents.

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On 4/26/2022 at 2:07 AM, thee Reverend Axl Future said:

It's thee little things that count. Seriously tho', I believe (and have observed) that when you get folks talking about memorable rassling they have seen, it is often an angle or post-match brawl or crowd reaction or pre-match promo - or evening out with the lads/grandma/kids - that people wax enthusiastic about. I have seen much great cards 'n' matches 'n' moves, but it is the actions, events and experiences that I recall most readily. Knobbs' spit > some double top rope kanadian spinning thunder blue fire fuzion banger move...

For some reason, it didn't dawn on me until today to look up that card on cagematch.  I saw Dean Malenko and the Pitbulls four years before ECW.  HOW aBOUT THAT!  That card was loaded.  RANGER ROSS! EDIT: Vince Torrelli is freakin Ken Shamrock!  I saw all the star before they were stars!

Name of the event:
NAWA
Date:
Type:

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Singles Match
Matt Borne defeats Beau Ragin

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12 hours ago, DEAN said:

For some reason, it didn't dawn on me until today to look up that card on cagematch.  I saw Dean Malenko and the Pitbulls four years before ECW.  HOW aBOUT THAT!  That card was loaded.  RANGER ROSS! EDIT: Vince Torrelli is freakin Ken Shamrock!  I saw all the star before they were stars!

Name of the event:
NAWA
Date:
Type:

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Singles Match
Matt Borne defeats Beau Ragin

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I think this is RIGHT before Chris Chavis became Tatanka.  EDIT:  Actually, this was a year and a half before he debuted as Tatanka.

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I remember seeing Stan Hansen for the one and only time I ever saw him live.  I do not remember seeing Kevin Nash.  Rip Morgan AND Rip Rogers!

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WCW House Show
Date:
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Attendance:
ca. 2.100

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Singles Match
The Z-Man defeats Rip Rogers
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Singles Match
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Singles Match
Lex Luger defeats Stan Hansen by Count Out
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Tag Team Match
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Sting defeats Ric Flair (c) by DQ

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19 hours ago, DEAN said:

For some reason, it didn't dawn on me until today to look up that card on cagematch.  I saw Dean Malenko and the Pitbulls four years before ECW.  HOW aBOUT THAT!  That card was loaded.  RANGER ROSS! EDIT: Vince Torrelli is freakin Ken Shamrock!  I saw all the star before they were stars!

Name of the event:
NAWA
Date:
Type:

:::: Not eligible for the matchguide: at least one worker in the match does not have a profile. ::::
Singles Match
Matt Borne defeats Beau Ragin

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Has Kris P posted this show on his YT yet? He's posting a bunch of NAWA and SAPW stuff.

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1 minute ago, odessasteps said:

Has Kris P posted this show on his YT yet? He's posting a bunch of NAWA and SAPW stuff.

It was a house show.  I don't think there is any video evidence of this.

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OK, Mr. Dean - here is my "before they were stars", really more of a "already established in Mexico" & "destined to be stars in the USA" & "shoulda coulda woulda". I've posted this before, but I have heard (from Mr. Legend, I thinks) that it was Rey Misterio Jr's USA in-ring debut (as Superboy). Konan had appeared a couple times already. I went by myself and had a great time. Mando & Chavo were bemused at the club setting but were intent on getting their luchadores over. Famous Flame's sister hit on me and I didn't realize it until later (stupid!). Johnny legend remembered me and we chatted; the man is a, arcane aggregator of some many cool American subcultures and entertainments. I still think wrestling and rock'n'roll could be promoted together successfully.

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"That little kid's good."

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Reverend Future, please note that I went to this card in Norfolk when I was in high school.  It has Dusty vs Adrian Street AND the Briscos.  The rest looks awesome, but I have absolutely no recollection of anything else.  The Briscos were great as heels.  The Dusty Rhodes appearance was really random for the time, I remember.



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I wish I had a better memory of the first PWUSA show I went to in Baltimore, since it was super loaded  I know I took pictures, I think they are still in the house somewhere. 
 

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Singles Match
Scott Hall defeats Boris Zhukov (10:15)
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Lights Out Match
Tully Blanchard defeats Jimmy Valiant (8:55)
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Magnum TA (c) defeats Baron von Raschke (12:10)
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Singles Match
Larry Zbyszko defeats Nick Bockwinkel by DQ (0:45)
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Stan Hansen (c) vs. Sgt. Slaughter - Double Count Out (15:32)
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Ric Flair (c) defeats Dusty Rhodes by DQ (28:34)
:::: Not recommended yet. ::::
Steel Cage Tag Team Match

 

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59 minutes ago, thee Reverend Axl Future said:

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OK, Mr. Dean - here is my "before they were stars", really more of a "already established in Mexico" & "destined to be stars in the USA" & "shoulda coulda woulda". I've posted this before, but I have heard (from Mr. Legend, I thinks) that it was Rey Misterio Jr's USA in-ring debut (as Superboy). Konan had appeared a couple times already. I went by myself and had a great time. Mando & Chavo were bemused at the club setting but were intent on getting their luchadores over. Famous Flame's sister hit on me and I didn't realize it until later (stupid!). Johnny legend remembered me and we chatted; the man is a, arcane aggregator of some many cool American subcultures and entertainments. I still think wrestling and rock'n'roll could be promoted together successfully.

Johnny Legend links

his passions for our pleasure.

"That little kid's good."

IMPERIAL BUTT WIZARDS!

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4 hours ago, thee Reverend Axl Future said:

Those are two amazing cards.

 

Dusty/Street - antics.

Valiant/Tully - heartfelt.

I wish I was there.

You will prob like our next pod, once I get the chance to up;lad it.

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14 hours ago, thee Reverend Axl Future said:

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OK, Mr. Dean - here is my "before they were stars", really more of a "already established in Mexico" & "destined to be stars in the USA" & "shoulda coulda woulda". I've posted this before, but I have heard (from Mr. Legend, I thinks) that it was Rey Misterio Jr's USA in-ring debut (as Superboy). Konan had appeared a couple times already. I went by myself and had a great time. Mando & Chavo were bemused at the club setting but were intent on getting their luchadores over. Famous Flame's sister hit on me and I didn't realize it until later (stupid!). Johnny legend remembered me and we chatted; the man is a, arcane aggregator of some many cool American subcultures and entertainments. I still think wrestling and rock'n'roll could be promoted together successfully.

Johnny Legend links

his passions for our pleasure.

"That little kid's good."

I remember reading about "The Savage Apache" Tim Tall Tree in wrestling mags back in the day.

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This was the first show I attended, Blackjack Mulligan went medieval for the Bunkhouse Match by bringing a Mace to the ring and after the match a fan attacked Mulligan! Which lead to the fan getting his ass kicked by Blackjack and Special Guest Ref Gorilla Monsoon, I clearly remember the huge smile Monsoon had as he pummeled the fan.

WWF @ Pittsburgh, PA - Civic Arena - June 18, 1982
The Hangman pinned Pedro Torres at 4:50 with a knee to the mid-section as Torres charged the corner
Baron Mikel Scicluna pinned Miguel Feliciano at 7:40 with a knee drop after catching him coming off the top and hitting a knee to the chest
Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito fought Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow to a draw in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match at 15:45; fall #1: Fuji pinned Jules at the 45 second mark after throwing salt in his face while Saito distracted the referee; fall #2: Jules defeated Saito with a sleeper at 10:05; fall #3: the two teams fought to a double disqualification when all four men began brawling in the ring and referee Rich Szczypinski was hit several times
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Blackjack Mulligan in a Bunkhouse Match at 12:50 when guest referee Gorilla Monsoon stopped the match due to blood after Backlund busted Mulligan open and repeatedly hit it with the title belt; both men were permitted to bring one weapon to the ring for the bout, which would be placed in their corner for future use; Backlund chose his title belt while Mulligan brought a spiked-ball hammer
Jimmy Snuka pinned SD Jones at 17:50 with an inside cradle after avoiding a third consecutive tackle
Tony Atlas pinned Adrian Adonis at 14:20 with a splash after Adonis hit the corner
Ivan Putski pinned Greg Valentine at 14:00 when Valentine failed a powerslam, with Putski falling on top for the win
 

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The first ECW show I ever went to.

Name of the event:
ECW Three Way Dance
Date:
Type:
Arena:
Attendance:
ca. 1.150

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Tag Team Match
Singles Match
Raven defeats Tommy Dreamer (8:42)
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Singles Match
Mikey Whipwreck defeats Ron Simmons by DQ (4:18)
Eddie Guerrero defeats Too Cold Scorpio (c) (14:49) - TITLE CHANGE !!!
Hair Vs. Hair Match
Axl Rotten defeats Ian Rotten (9:50)
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Singles Match
Dino Sandoff defeats Hack Myers (4:14)
ECW World Tag Team Title Three Way Dance
The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) defeat Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko (c) and Rick Steiner & The Tazmaniac (19:56) - TITLE CHANGE !!!
- Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko eliminate Rick Steiner & The Tazmaniac (6:48)
- The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) eliminate Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko (19:56)

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The first wrestling card I ever went to.

WWF @ South Bend, IN - Joyce Athletic & Convocation Center - October 27, 1985
Tony Atlas defeated Rene Goulet
Cpl. Kirchner defeated Barry O
B. Brian Blair defeated Les Thornton
George Steele defeated the Spoiler
WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated Mike Rotundo & Mr. Wrestling II (sub. for Barry Windham)

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1 minute ago, driver said:

The first wrestling card I ever went to.

WWF @ South Bend, IN - Joyce Athletic & Convocation Center - October 27, 1985
Tony Atlas defeated Rene Goulet
Cpl. Kirchner defeated Barry O
B. Brian Blair defeated Les Thornton
George Steele defeated the Spoiler
WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated Mike Rotundo & Mr. Wrestling II (sub. for Barry Windham)

I think I was 11 when I went to my first match.  All I remember is that we went in my cousin Tommy's purple Challenger, Barracuda by Heart was playing, it was at the Norfolk Scope and that I touched Ricky Steamboat's back.

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