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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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!