Titans of Wrestling #70: WWF at MSG 11/22/82 and Philadelphia Spectrum 11/25/82

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Parv, Pete, Johnny, and Kelly are back together to discuss two WWF cards from November of 1982. The DUD ratings fall like hail as the boys watch some of the worst wrestling ever committed to tape.

On the docket:

11-82 BOB BACKLUND, SUPERSTAR GRAHAM PROMOS WWF TV
11-22 BOB BACKLUND vs SUPERSTAR GRAHAM WWF TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
11-22 PEDRO MORALES vs BUDDY ROSE IC TITLE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
11-22 JIMMY SNUKA vs LOU ALBANO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
11-22 RAY STEVENS vs JAY STRONGBOW MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
11-22 ROCKY/GAREA vs CHOSHU/SAITO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
11-25 TIGER MASK vs EDDIE GILBERT PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM
11-25 SUPERSTAR GRAHAM vs JAY STRONGBOW PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM
11-25 BOB BACKLUND vs BUDDY ROSE WWF TITLE PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM

This show includes:

– Consideration of why The Grand Wizard is not in the Observer Hall of Fame
– The absolute travesty that was Superstar Billy Graham and his general face and state of mind in November 1982
– A modern day tragedy: Jimmy Snuka vs. Lou Albano
– “Cho Chu”: Rikki Choshu as a generic Japanese villain at MSG
– A consideration of Gorilla Monsoon on commentary
– Collective marking out at Buddy Rogers’s ability in the ring and capacity to “still go” at the age of 61

BONUS content:

Baron Scicluna titantron: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiRX5stm1Ho

Footage of SD Jones cutting a promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tUzB7Wn5t0

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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!