Titans of Wrestling #57: WWF June to July 1982

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The Titans reunite to see in the New Year and watch some WWF from the summer of 1982.

On the docket:

06-05 BOB BACKLUND vs JIMMY SNUKA WWF TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
06-82 STRONGBOWS PROMO WWF TV
06-05 STRONGBOWS vs ADONIS/VENTURA MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
06-82 BLACKJACK MULLIGAN, ANDRE THE GIANT PROMO S WWF TV
06-05 ANDRE THE GIANT vs BLACKJACK MULLIGAN MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
06-12 BUDDY ROSE vs BARRY HART WWF TV
06-82 LOU ALBANO/JIMMY SNUKA PROMO WWF TV
06-28 BOB BACKLUND vs JIMMY SNUKA WWF TITLE/CAGE MATCH MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
06-28 FUJI/SAITO vs STRONGBOWS TAG TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
07-82 GCW: BACKLUND/FLAIR PROMOS AUDIO NOT IN SYNC GEORGIA CHAMP. WRESTLING
07-17 PEDRO MORALES vs MR SAITO WWF TV
07-24 FUJI/SAITO vs STRONGBOWS TAG TITLE WWF TV
07-31 FUJI/SAITO vs STRONGBOWS TAG TITLE PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM

Highlights include:

– Enter Jules Strongbow … (and did he get paid more that Johnny Rodz?)
– Ideas for Ivan Putski’s Polish gimmick
– The strange and sinister domestic life of The Fabulous Moolah
– Ric Flair! Gordon Solie! Our boy Backlund heads down south for a promo
– Who are your favourite jobbers?

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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!