Titans of Wrestling #19: The Unspecial

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Join the Titans as their world is turned upside down when they venture into the realm of total pro wrestling absurdity. (No five-star matches here folks!) Kelly assumes the hosting seat and is joined by the rest of the Fabulous Four–Johnny, Pete and Parv–for a look at wrestling that would cause smarks to break their fingers on their keyboards from pounding away in disgust faster than the latest rant about the misuse of Daniel Bryan. Yes! This is the Unspecial.

On the docket tonight:

12-11-80 AJPW Abdullah the Butcher and Tor Kamata vs the Sheik and the Great Mephisto
2-25-92 WFWA Battle Royal (Gene Kiniski’s final match)
3-21-79 Mid Atlantic Ricky Steamboat vs Swede Hanson
1977 Detroit Jay Strongbow vs Don Kent Shark Cage
11-13-79 WWF Moose Monroe and Pete Doherty vs Ivan Putski and Tito Santana
2-97 San Jose Buddy Rose vs Greg Valentine
8-13-11 JCW Bob Backlund vs Ken Patera
1-21-80 WWF Dominic DeNucci vs Hulk Hogan MSG

Also on tonights show:

-Johnny’s take on the “Champagne Man” Gerry Morrow and, arguably his masterpiece, Robert Shaw describing the Shark Cage match
-Opinions on legendary wrestlers who keep working the indy circuit
-A bio for Pete Doherty, the “Terry Funk of jobbers”
-A couple of stoned clowns convince Ken Patera to wrestle for the first time in 18 years, despite him now looking like Pete’s uncle
-Dominic DeNucci: Don Rickles to Bruno’s Frank Sinatra

BONUS! Video playlists of the matches for this episode of Titans of Wrestling can be found here and here.

Don’t forget to check out the entire Titans of Wrestling archive, as well as subscribing options here.

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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!