Titans of Wrestling #35: WWF at MSG – March 16, 1981

titans35Join Pete, Kelly and two grumpy old men to argue about Bob Backlund matches from 1981. Be sure to check out more from the Titans of Wrestling – including Titans TV – here.

On the docket tonight:

Yoshiaki Yatsu vs Baron Mikel Scicluna
SD Jones vs Johnny Rodz
Rick McGraw vs Moondog Rex
Dominic DeNucci vs Larry Sharpe
Bob Backlund vs Stan Hansen
Pedro Morales vs Moondog King
Andre the Giant vs Sgt. Slaughter
Rick Martel vs The Hangman
Tony Garea vs Bulldog Brower
Tony Atlas vs Hulk Hogan

Highlights include:

– More tales of The Baron
– The stat attack: win-loss records for SJ Jones, Johnny Rodz and many others
– The great matwork conspiracy of March 81
– Brief discussion of Dominic Denucci’s Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame case
– Plus: card games out the back, why Hansen and Brody never worked Hogan, Parv vs the world on Backlund round 254,some discussion of Rick Martel, and Tony Garea’s magnificent hair!

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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!