Titans of Wrestling #29 – Part 1: Georgia Championship Wrestling

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Join us as the Titans of Rasslin visit Earth II, where Pete doesn’t exist (actually he is trapped under a pile of thousands of wrestling DVDs, updates throughout), and the team of Kelly, Parv, Johnny and Marty Sleeze explore the amazing world of Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS! And for the first time ever, the material covered on the show is so vast that a second part is required (look for it in about two weeks).

Be sure to check out the entire Titans of Wrestling archive as well as TITANS TV here.

 

On the docket tonight:

1979 Ole Anderson promo / Bobby Heenan and Ernie Ladd promo

1979 Ernie Ladd attacks Chief Jay Strongbow 1980 Tommy Rich vs. Dennis Condrey TV title match

1980 Ole Anderson turns on Dusty Rhodes + Ole falls out with Lars and enlists the aid of Terry Funk

1980 Mr. Wrestling II and The Assassin discuss why they wear a mask

Also on tonight’s show:

-A look at the history of GCW, its important relationship with Ted Turner-owned television stations, and the role it played in the story of WCW

-In-depth discussion of Mr.Wrestling II and Tommy Rich

-Stongbow’s humiliation makes Parv…uh, giddy

-Fantasy Blaxploitation booking: Ernie Ladd is “The Big Cat of Harlem”

-A show-ending comparison of early-80s GCW and 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!