Titans of Wrestling #5: WWF August to October 1979

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James can’t get a break from work, so Parv is joined by Kelly, Johnny and Pete to take on more WWF from 1979.

On the docket tonight:

08 INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION PAT PATTERSON PROMO WWF TV
09-24 BOB BACKLUND vs PAT PATTERSON WWF TITLE/CAGE MATCH MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
09-24 JAY STRONGBOW vs NIKOLAI VOLKOFF MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
10-20 BRUNO SAMMARTINO vs NIKOLAI VOLKOFF PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM
10-22 VALIANTS vs IVAN PUTSKI/TITO SANTANA TAG TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
10-22 BOB BACKLUND vs SWEDE HANSON WWF TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
10-22 BRUNO SAMMARTINO vs GREG VALENTINE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
10-22 DUSTY RHODES vs JIMMY VALIANT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
10-22 PAT PATTERSON vs TED DIBIASE IC TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

In this week’s show:

– More from ‘the Mailbag’ including WWF escape-the-cage rules, should Andre vs. Backlund have been a feud, other territories in 1979, angles on tv at this time, and more
– What happened to the North American title post-Pat Patterson?
– Johnny adds Nikolai Volkoff singing to his repertoire
– Bruno invents ECW and Chief Jay Strongbow wrestles in a shark cage
– Andy Kaufman in WWF in 1979!!!
– Bio for Swede Hanson
– ‘Fanny’ in the US and in the UK

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