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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Author: Titans of Wrestling

Join Parv, Pete, Kelly and Johnny as they travel back in time to look at the state of WWF wrestling in the late 70s through the early 80s. Along the way they also make pit stops in Portland, St. Louis and other territories to cover their history, angles and differences from other promotions of the time. They discuss the prominent matches and promos of the era and leave no stone unturned as they talk through wrestler bios, psychology, and jobber matches. The cherries on top are some of the funniest commentaries and best wrestler impressions you’ll ever hear!