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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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!