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Texas Horror
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:42 am  Reply with quote



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Just thought I'd throw this out there in case anyone is interested.

1 hour, airs at midnight Central time.

I didn't know this came on till a recorded episode of Cheap Seats on my DVR caught a bit of it.

It's from the mid 80's. Typical stuff. I haven't finished the first episode, but so far it's just been "superstars" vs. some douchebag, but it's an interesting alternative to WWE and TNA,

Some of the more well known names....

Larry Zybsko, a very young Curt Henning (already brandishing his trademark towel), and Greg Gagne.

Brings back great memories.

I'll post more "big names" when the episode is over.
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Texas Horror
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:48 am  Reply with quote



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I went ahead and fast forwared through the rest just to see else is on, and was amazed to see Nick Bockwinkle was the AWA World Champion.

Only other names I recognized were on a list of the top five contenders, with The Barbarian at #1, and "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka at #5.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:51 pm  Reply with quote
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
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*SIGH*

I've tried watching these a couple of times, but dammit....it just makes me too sad, when I see what the business has become.

If the fucking DINOSAURS that booked promotions back then could get things RIGHT.....then what the fuck is WWE OR TNA's excuse?

Aren't things supposed to get better with age and evolution? Not worse? Fuck....I truly do miss the days where one guy (say, Mr. Perfect, for example) had a belt like the IC Title, and thus, another guy (say, Bret Hart for instance) wanted that belt, so they'd wrestle for it. Easy as that, and those guys would go out and blow the fucking ROOF off the place.

There just really isn't ANY psychology to be found nowadays, and that, my friends, is depressing as hell.

Vince calls his product "sports entertainment".....but dammit, it was WAAAAY more entertaining when it was simply called "WRESTLING".

*SIGH*
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Texas Horror
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:38 am  Reply with quote



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thedudeabides wrote:
WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


Is this excitment or sarcasm?
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Texas Horror wrote:
thedudeabides wrote:
WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


Is this excitment or sarcasm?


It's excitement. Trust me.

It really is fun to watch these matches. In one night, we get Curt Hennig, Scott Hall, AND a very young Shawn (Sean) Michaels! It's definitely miles ahead of UWF, which was airing previously.
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Texas Horror
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:53 pm  Reply with quote



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Chainsaw wrote:
Texas Horror wrote:
thedudeabides wrote:
WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


Is this excitment or sarcasm?


It's excitement. Trust me.

It really is fun to watch these matches. In one night, we get Curt Hennig, Scott Hall, AND a very young Shawn (Sean) Michaels! It's definitely miles ahead of UWF, which was airing previously.


CS... I swear...

If you tell me that UWF has been on all this time...

I'll fucking kill myself. I swear.

UWF was my favorite as a kid. DiBiase, Dr. Death, the Freebirds.

But I agree that it's fun to watch this stuff. And no matter how bad WWE is right now, it doesn't make them worse to watch some good old school wrastlin from the 80's.

Hell, I think I creamed my pants when I realized this shit was on... every week night!.

Maybe NWA next?
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thedudeabides
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:03 pm  Reply with quote
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Texas Horror wrote:
thedudeabides wrote:
WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


Is this excitment or sarcasm?


Oh no, my friend that is definitely excitement.

That is probably my favorite era of wrestling.

Actually I believe wrestling took a real downturn at the end of the Monday Night Wars when Sting fought Hogan at that Starrcade it all went south for WCW and WWF in my opinion - that was the downfall for me. A visibly noticable drop in quality from both federations.

My favorite time is WCW,NWA. AWA, etc.

Even though I grew up watching the WWF, I didn't much like it but I really loved wrestling when TBS started showing WCW and the above wrestling feds.


It's sad really, today's audiences crow on and on when they see a good wrestling match because they hardly see any anymore. And they rave about the lamest "great" matches, the smallest shows of athleticism.

What they forget is that back then we were treated to almost legendary matches damn near every week!
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Chainsaw
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:15 pm  Reply with quote



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Texas Horror wrote:
Chainsaw wrote:
Texas Horror wrote:
thedudeabides wrote:
WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


Is this excitment or sarcasm?


It's excitement. Trust me.

It really is fun to watch these matches. In one night, we get Curt Hennig, Scott Hall, AND a very young Shawn (Sean) Michaels! It's definitely miles ahead of UWF, which was airing previously.


CS... I swear...

If you tell me that UWF has been on all this time...

I'll fucking kill myself. I swear.

UWF was my favorite as a kid. DiBiase, Dr. Death, the Freebirds.

But I agree that it's fun to watch this stuff. And no matter how bad WWE is right now, it doesn't make them worse to watch some good old school wrastlin from the 80's.

Hell, I think I creamed my pants when I realized this shit was on... every week night!.

Maybe NWA next?


Actually, this is the much worse UWF that was running during the '90's. Trust me, it wasn't that good. Most of the people running there were stars past their prime, like Bob Orton, Paul Orndorff, and B. Brian Blair. Excepting Steve Williams, there really wasn't much to miss...save for a young Cactus Jack being there.

Here's the UWF wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Wrestling_Federation_%28Herb_Abrams%29
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Texas Horror
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thedudeabides wrote:
Texas Horror wrote:
thedudeabides wrote:
WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


Is this excitment or sarcasm?


Oh no, my friend that is definitely excitement.

That is probably my favorite era of wrestling.

Actually I believe wrestling took a real downturn at the end of the Monday Night Wars when Sting fought Hogan at that Starrcade it all went south for WCW and WWF in my opinion - that was the downfall for me. A visibly noticable drop in quality from both federations.

My favorite time is WCW,NWA. AWA, etc.

Even though I grew up watching the WWF, I didn't much like it but I really loved wrestling when TBS started showing WCW and the above wrestling feds.


It's sad really, today's audiences crow on and on when they see a good wrestling match because they hardly see any anymore. And they rave about the lamest "great" matches, the smallest shows of athleticism.

What they forget is that back then we were treated to almost legendary matches damn near every week!


Yep.

Hour long matches were common place.
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Texas Horror
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Chainsaw wrote:
Texas Horror wrote:
Chainsaw wrote:
Texas Horror wrote:
thedudeabides wrote:
WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


Is this excitment or sarcasm?


It's excitement. Trust me.

It really is fun to watch these matches. In one night, we get Curt Hennig, Scott Hall, AND a very young Shawn (Sean) Michaels! It's definitely miles ahead of UWF, which was airing previously.


CS... I swear...

If you tell me that UWF has been on all this time...

I'll fucking kill myself. I swear.

UWF was my favorite as a kid. DiBiase, Dr. Death, the Freebirds.

But I agree that it's fun to watch this stuff. And no matter how bad WWE is right now, it doesn't make them worse to watch some good old school wrastlin from the 80's.

Hell, I think I creamed my pants when I realized this shit was on... every week night!.

Maybe NWA next?


Actually, this is the much worse UWF that was running during the '90's. Trust me, it wasn't that good. Most of the people running there were stars past their prime, like Bob Orton, Paul Orndorff, and B. Brian Blair. Excepting Steve Williams, there really wasn't much to miss...save for a young Cactus Jack being there.

Here's the UWF wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Wrestling_Federation_%28Herb_Abrams%29


Cool.... Thanks CS
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Texas Horror
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Anyone been watching?

They're into a period now where Stan "The Lariot" Hanson is the champ.

I've been recording it every night, and then watching it during the day.

I can't help but notice over the past few shows how much Bradshaw has patterned himself after Hanson, at least as far in ring style. They are almost IDENTICAL in physical stature. And Hanson works extremley stiff in the the ring, especially with jobbers. I felt sorry for this scmuck he took on the other night. Hanson beat the shit out of him.

Last night Jerry Blackwell and Hanson were in a bloodbath. Pretty cool stuff.

And believe it or not, I didn't realize that Scott Hall on AWA was THE Scott Hall. The first time I saw him, he was introduced... and I was like "too bad that's not the Scott Hall I know." He was just so big back then.

Then a few days later, I was on the computer, with AWA on in the background, when he got on the mike. I immediatly recognized the voice and spun around in my chair. Upon closer inspection, I realized that this WAS Scott Hall.

I know, I'm a dumbass. I just didn't recognize him at first.

It was cool seeing Bruiser Brody on a couple of shows. Though at this time he's going by "King Kong" Brody. I've seen him in person many times when I was a child. If I remember correctly he was stabbed to death in Mexico.

Anyway, some pretty good stuff all around.
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Yup, I've been recording and watching regularly. And it's weird looking at Scott Hall in his Magnum PI days. Almost as weird as it is seeing younger than young Shawn Michaels. Very Happy

There's supposed to be an episode coming up where Jumbo Tsuruta and Genichiro Tenryu wrestle. Cannot wait.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:42 am  Reply with quote
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Man, I wish I had cable for this.
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thedudeabides wrote:
Man, I wish I had cable for this.


I'm recording them. Expect discs on the way very soon.
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