Titans of Wrestling #30: WWF at Madison Square Garden, Februrary 16th 1981


After their stop off in Atlanta, Parv, Pete, Johnny and Kelly are back in New York for the highlights of this MSG card.

On the docket tonight:

Pedro Morales vs Sgt Slaughter IC Title
Hulk Hogan vs Rick McGraw
Bob Backlund vs Stan Hansen WWF Title

On this show:

– The relationship between Vince Sr. and the NWA
– The referees at MSG and the New York State Athletic Commission
– Thoughts on Stan Hansen as a promo
– Blood stoppage finishes
– Plus: the relationship between Vince Jr. and the Apter Mags! Giant Baba’s headlocks! The definition of “gimpy”! And much, much more!

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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!