Titans of Wrestling #16: WWF at Shea Stadium – August 1980

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Parv, Johnny, Pete and Kelly take a trip to Shea Stadium for this August supershow from 1980:

On the docket:

08-80 SHEA HYPE: SEVERAL PROMOS WWF TV

08-09 BOB BACKLUND/PEDRO MORALES vs SAMOANS TAG TITLE SHOWDOWN AT SHEA

08-09 KEN PATERA vs TONY ATLAS IC TITLE SHOWDOWN AT SHEA

08-09 ANDRE THE GIANT vs HULK HOGAN SHOWDOWN AT SHEA

08-09 BRUNO SAMMARTINO vs LARRY ZBYSZKO CAGE MATCH SHOWDOWN AT SHEA

Highlights include:

Titans of Wrestling celebrates joining twitter (@titansowrestlin) by launching a poster competition: can you come up with a great poster for the show?

– More talk of Bruno Sammartino vs. Larry Zbysko as one of the all-time great feuds

– Addressing the criticisms of Gorilla Monsoon as a commentator

– Kelly offers a lesson on the history of stadium shows in the 1970s

– Thoughts on stadium shows in general

– Plus Sciculna and Shakespeare

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