Titans of Wrestling #13: WWF April – May 1980


James is back from the dead to join Parv, Johnny, Kelly and Pete in watching more 1980 greatness:

On the docket tonight:


04-21 PAT PATTERSON vs KEN PATERA – Intercontinental Title Match (Madison Square Garden)

04-21 BRUNO SAMMARTINO vs LARRY ZBYSZKO (Madison Square Garden)

05-03 PEDRO MORALES vs JOSE ESTRADA (Championship Wrestling)

05-10 BOB BACKLUND vs HULK HOGAN – WWF Title Match (Philadelphia Spectrum)

05-17 BOB BACKLUND vs EL OLYMPICO (All Star Wrestling)

05-17 KEN PATERA vs DOMINIC DENUCCI (Championship Wrestling)

05-80 Lou Albano, Fred Blassie, Bob Backlund, Ken Patera/Grand Wizard, Larry Zbyszko, Fred Blassie/Hulk Hogan Promos (WWF TV)

Highlights include:

– Bios for Ricky Steamboat, Jay Youngblood, Bulldog Brower, and Tor Kamata

– Performing big and playing to the cheap seats

– Random discussion of Mr. Perfect and modern WWE fans

– Desert Island Bruno vs. Desert Island Backlund

– Focus on Hogan’s selling and offense

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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!