Titans of Wrestling #31: Cobra Clutch Challenge – WWF February to March 1981


Parv, Pete, Johnny and Kelly travel to Allentown and they’re closing all the factories down for the Cobra Clutch challenge! On the docket tonight:

02-21 Cobra Clutch Challenge: Jeff Carson

02-28 Cobra Clutch Challenge: Rick McGraw

02-28 Stan Hansen vs Steve King

03-07 Cobra Clutch Challenge: Pat Patterson

– Discussion of the WWF TV product and them drawing in Canada

– Johnny adopts the totally ridiculous stance that Chief Jay Strongbow was a good worker because crowds cheered for him

– Bios for long-time ring announcer Joe McHugh, and jobbers Jack Carson, Ron Shaw, and the Black Demon

– Slow-burn turns including random discussion of Sting’s stupidity

– Plus: Italian restaurants in St. Louis! The Love Brothers! The burial of David Sammartino! 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!