Titans of Wrestling #10: WWF February to March 1980


Parv, James, Johnny, Pete and Kelly eat up more 1980 goodness:

On the docket tonight:

02-09 Vince McMahon conducts an empty arena interview with Bruno Sammartino (Championship Wrestling)
02-80 Lou Albano (w/Wild Samoans), Bob Backlund promos (WWF TV)
02-09 BOB BACKLUND vs BOBBY DUNCUM (WWF Title – Philadelphia Spectrum)
02-09 TITO SANTANA & GORILLA MONSOON vs WILD SAMOANS (Philadelphia Spectrum)
02-16 LARRY ZBYSZKO vs MIKE MASTERS (Championship Wrestling)
03-01 BRUNO SAMMARTINO vs LARRY ZBYSZKO (Philadelphia Spectrum)
03-80 Bruno Sammartino & Larry Zbyszko promos (WWF TV)
03-24 BRUNO SAMMARTINO vs LARRY ZBYSZKO (Madison Square Garden)
03-24 BOB BACKLUND vs SIKA (WWF Title – Madison Square Garden)

– The debate topic: The Lost Art of the Manager, including what makes a good manager?, why did managers decline? and the “Mount Rushmore” for managers

– Kelly gives bios for Grand Wizard and Mike Masters

Super 800

– Introducing Super 800!

– Parv and Johnny debate whether a crowd can be “wrong”

– And more general marking out for the awesomeness of the Bruno Sammartino vs. Larry Zbyszko storyline


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!