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