Titans of Wrestling #58: WWF July to August 1982

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Just before the 2016 Royal Rumble, Parv, Pete, Johnny and Kelly gathered to discuss some footage from the summer of 1982.

On the docket tonight:

07-31 BOB BACKLUND vs JIMMY SNUKA WWF TITLE PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM
07-31 ANDRE THE GIANT vs BLACKJACK MULLIGAN PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM
08-07 SUPERSTAR GRAHAM vs BARRY HART WWF TV
08-82 PAT PATTERSON INTERVIEWS BOB ORTON WWF TV
08-30 PAT PATTERSON vs BOB ORTON MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
08-30 TIGER MASK vs DYNAMITE KID MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
08-82 JIMMY SNUKA/LOU ALBANO PROMO WWF TV
08-30 PEDRO MORALES vs JIMMY SNUKA IC TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
08-82 ALBANO/FUJI/SAITO PROMO WWF TV
08-30 ANDRE/STRONGBOWS vs MULLIGAN/FUJI/SAITO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

On this show:

– Learn about Kal’s advice to drug users
– Discussion about Andre as a worker and how he worked in different places
– Bob Orton Jr. and why he was so good
– Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid … at MSG?!
– Ivan Putski’s shorts
– The troubles of working 2 out of 3 falls in a short match

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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!