Titans of Wrestling #47: NWA Western States (Amarillo) in 1979

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The Titans make an unscheduled stop off in Amarillo in 1979 to take a look at the dying days of the NWA territory that was once run by Dory Funk Sr, after Dick Murdoch and Black Jack Mulligan had purchased it from the Funk brothers.

On the docket tonight:

April 1979:

Ted DiBiase & Larry Lane vs. Mr. Sato & Mr. Pogo
Merced Solis vs. Dennis Stamp
Tank Patton vs. Dick Murdoch
Ron Garfield vs. Blackjack Mulligan
Stan “The Man” Lane vs. Dory Funk, Jr.

November 1978:

Alex Perez vs. Merced Solis
Jim Cook vs. Blackjack Mulligan
Grizzly Boone vs. Ted DiBiase

Highlights include:

– Potted history of the territory and the reasons for its decline
– Discussion of Skandor Akbar
– Which Japanese team would you take: Fuji / Saito or Sato / Pogo?
– Who is Larry Lane?
– Mulligan and the subtlest heel turn of 1979

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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!