Titans of Wrestling #14: WWF May – July 1980

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Parv, Johnny, Pete and Kelly finish up May, June and July of 1980 in the WWF:

On the docket tonight:

05-80 PATERA WIZARD SAMOANS ALBANO PROMOS WWF TV

05-19 BATTLE ROYAL MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

05-19 BOB BACKLUND vs KEN PATERA WWF TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

05-19 PATTERSON/PUTSKI/ATLAS vs SAMOANS/MAIVIA MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

06-14 HARLEY RACE vs FRANK WILLIAMS CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

06-28 TONY ATLAS –KEN PATERA ARM WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

07-12 LARRY ZBYSZKO REFUSES TO TALK TO TONY GAREA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

07-26 BOB BACKLUND vs KEN PATERA WWF TITLE PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM

07-26 ANDRE THE GIANT vs HULK HOGAN PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM

Highlights include:

– Kelly tells a story of his wife’s 1980 WWF related encounter

– This week’s debate: is there such a thing as too much heat for a rulebreaker?

– Thoughts on battle royals and arm wrestling contests

– Kelly’s bio for legendary jobber Frank Williams, plus a rant about “the pure jobbers”

– Plus Tony Garea!!

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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!