Titans of Wrestling #15: Portland 1980 – 1981


Join us as the Titans journey to the wilds of the Pacific Northwest for another look at Portland Wrestling, this time from 1980/81. Kelly assumes the hosting seat, and he is joined by Lead Anaylst Pete and young superstar Martin (Superstar Sleeze, aka “Marty Sleeze”) for a fun and insightful exploration of what was once one of the most exciting territories in the NWA.

On the docket tonight:

4-26-80 Buddy Rose vs Rick Martel

6-14-80 Battle Royal

8-2-80 Roddy Piper & Rick Martel vs Buddy Rose & Ed Wiskowski

8-9-80 Buddy Rose vs Rick Martel No DQ

8-16-80 Roddy Piper vs Igor Volkoff

5-1-81 Buddy Rose vs Jay Youngblood

Also on tonight’s show:

-Rick Martel: Drawing the ladies to the Portland Sports Arena

-“Dandy” Sandy Barr -Opinions on Frank Bonnema as an announcer

-A celebration of the greatness of the Buddy Rose vs Rick Martel series

– A show-ending discussion on 1980 Portland vs 1980 WWF

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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!