Titans of Wrestling #53: WWF December 1981 to March 1982

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Johnny stays in the hot seat once again as he joins Pete, Kelly and Parv to plow on into 1982.

On the docket tonight:

12-12 BOB BACKLUND vs GREG VALENTINE PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM
01-02 PEDRO MORALES vs GREG VALENTINE WWF TV
01-16 BOB BACKLUND vs GREG VALENTINE WWF TITLE/CAGE PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM
01-18 PEDRO MORALES vs GREG VALENTINE WWF TV
01-18 BOB BACKLUND vs ADRIAN ADONIS WWF TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
01-18 FUJI/SAITO vs MARTEL/GAREA TAG TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
03-14 ANDRE/MCGRAW vs FUJI/SAITO TAG TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
03-14 BOB BACKLUND vs JESSE VENTURA WWF TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
03-14 PAT PATTERSON vs LOU ALBANO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

On this show:

– Discussion of the escape-the-cage rules
– Another debate about structure and psychology
– Mark out for a RARE sighting of Vince McMahon Sr on screen!!!!!!!!!!(*&$%&£!OMGFG!!!!!!11)
– Ranking Martel / Garea and Fuji / Saito in the pantheon of 80s tag-teams
– Patterson vs. Albano: a lost classic?

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