Titans of Wrestling #1: WWWF January to March 1979

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Join Parv and James as they explore the world of the WWWF (yes, that extra ‘W’)!  Titans of Wrestling #1 covers January to March of 1979.

On the docket tonight:

01-27 LARRY ZBYSZKO vs JOHNNY VALIANT ALL STAR WRESTLING

01-27 LARRY ZBYSZKO vs IVAN KOLOFF CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

02-79 BOB BACKLUND, GREG VALENTINE/WIZARD PROMOS WWF TV

02-19 BOB BACKLUND vs GREG VALENTINE WWF TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

03-24 TONY GAREA/LARRY ZBYSZKO vs VALIANTS TAG TITLE CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

03-26 BOB BACKLUND vs GREG VALENTINE WWF TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

Some other topics include:

– James’s background as a fan and his reasons for making the 79-83 WWF comp

– The Three Wise Men of the East

– Arnold Skaaland and his cushy job

– The many partners of Tony Garea

– Late 80s Vince’s evil conspiracy to bury the atomic drop as a finisher

– How cards were structured and whether we can truly credit Backlund with drawing during his reign (and considering Larry Matysik’s take)

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