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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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!