Titans of Wrestling #4: WWF July to August 1979

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Parv and James welcome back Titans regulars Kelly, Pete and Johnny Sorrow for more 1979 goodness.

On the docket tonight:
07-30 BOB BACKLUND vs PAT PATTERSON WWF TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
07-30 JAY STRONGBOW vs GREG VALENTINE STRAP MATCH MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
07-30 ANDRE/SANTANA/PUTSKI/DENUCCI vs VALIANTS/ALBANO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
08-79 NIKOLAI VOLKOFF CRUSHES APPLES WWF TV
08-26 STRONGBOW, ALBANO/VALIANTS, PAT/WIZARD, BACKLUND, ANDRE WWF TV
08-27 PAT PATTERSON/WIZARD, GREG VALENTINE/WIZARD PROMOS WWF TV
08-27 BOB BACKLUND vs PAT PATTERSON WWF TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
08-27 BRUNO SAMMARTINO vs NIKOLAI VOLKOFF MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
08-27 ANDRE THE GIANT vs JERRY VALIANT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

Some other topics include:
– Explaining the appeal of Bob Backlund to fans raised on 1) the Hogan-era, 2) the Attitude era, and 3) current WWE. And why is he so divisive?
– Stooging: to what extent if any is “parity” between the offense of faces and heels important?
– General marking out for the greatness of Pat Patterson
– The structure of MSG cards
– Detailed bio for Dominic Denucci (by Kelly)
– The total and utter douchery of Chief Jay Strongbow
– Favourite memorable wrestling fans

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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!