Titans of Wrestling #17: WWF at Philadelphia Spectrum – August 23rd 1980

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Parv, Johnny, Pete and Kelly watch another WWF show from 1980. On the docket tonight:

08-16 HARLEY RACE vs RICK MCGRAW CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

08-23 LARRY ZBYSZKO vs IVAN PUTSKI PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM

08-23 ANDRE THE GIANT/PEDRO MORALES vs LOU ALBANO/AFA PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM

08-23 KEN PATERA vs GORILLA MONSOON PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM

Also on this show:

– Focus on commentators, including in-depth discussion of: Vince McMahon, Gorilla Monsoon, Lance Russell, Gordon Solie, Jesse Ventura, Jerry Lawler, Dutch Mantell, Bob Caudle, Joey Styles, David Crockett, Jim Ross, and many other commentators

– Bios for Rick McGraw and “humanitarian of the year” Kal Rudman

– Talking point 1: “Killing the piledriver”

– Talking point 2: Were more people watching wrestling before or after Vince’s took over the WWF?

– Talking point 3: To what extent should babyfaces always stick to the rules?

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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!