Post by Bobby Bitman on Apr 20, 2013 7:52:57 GMT -5
This AM we are recording 'Superstars of Wrestling' from NOV of 1987.
Ax & Smash
Brady Boone & Jim Evans
One Man Gang
The Ultimate Warrior
Haku & Tama
Jerry Allen & Jim Parks
We also see the debut of the Honky Tonk Man video for his song off of the Piledriver album.
next we'll see an oddball show which was broadcast out of CKWS in Kingston.
It was hosted by Gorilla Monsoon and featured matches from both Superstars of Wrestling and Wrestling Challenge. The interviews were conducted by Billy Red Lyons and the 'Main Event' each week was a match taped at Maple Leaf Gardens. Our Main event for this broad cast is Sivi Afi vs King Kong Bundy.
Here is an example of the sort of interview on the show-
"10/23/93 - featured an opening segment in which Tony Schiavone previewed the matches on the show while the "Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal" wheel was shown behind him; included Schiavone & Jesse Ventura on commentary; featured a segment of the Amateur Challenge with fan submitted videos; included Schiavone with a fan named Carlos, with Carlos spinning the wheel as an example of what could happen at Halloween Havoc, with Carlos landing on a Russian Chain Match; featured a Halloween Havoc Control Center hosted by Chris Cruise; included Schiavone conducting an interview with Sting beside the "Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal" wheel regarding his match at Havoc against Sid Vicious, during which Sting said Cactus Jack would have the advantage over WCW World Champion Vader in their match; featured a music video of Cactus Jack to the tune of his theme song; included Schiavone and a fan named Tammy in which she spun the "Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal" wheel, with the wheel landing on a lumberjack match; featured Schiavone conducting a closing interview with Cactus, beside the "Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal" wheel, regarding his match the following night against Vader, during which Cactus held a piece of barbed wire; during the segment, Cactus told the story of being trapped in barbed wire as a 7-year-old and having to pull himself out and then said he liked it; moments later, Harley Race came out, with Cactus dropping him with the double arm DDT on the floor; Cactus then spun the wheel to close the broadcast, with an on screen graphic saying it would be continued at Halloween Havoc: The Shockmaster, Ice Train, & Charlie Norris defeated Jeff Gamble, Todd Zane, & Fred Avery at 5:12 when Shockmaster pinned Zane with the bearhug slam; during the bout, Tony Schiavone said he would have a surprise for Jesse Ventura in the coming weeks Ricky Steamboat pinned Bobby Starr with the crossbody off the top at 2:33 Davey Boy Smith pinned Sledgehammer McGill with the running powerslam at 3:00; after the match, Tony Schiavone conducted a ringside interview with Smith regarding his match the following night at Halloween Havoc against WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal, during which Sir William interrupted; moments later Smith hoisted him up for a gorilla press but Regal appeared ringside with a croquet bat and hit Smith in the midsection Sid Vicious (w/ Col. Rob Parker) pinned JD Striker with the powerbomb at 1:59; during the bout, it was announced Vicious would face Ric Flair on the following week's show; after the match, Schiavone conducted a ringside interview with Vicious & Parker regarding the match the following night between Vicious and Sting at Havoc and Vicious' match the following week against Flair Johnny B. Badd defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification at 9:58 when Maxx Payne, who came ringside late in the match, accidentally hit Orndorff when Badd moved out of the way; after the contest, Payne extended his hand to Orndorff in apology but Orndorff yelled at him for costing him the match The Colossal Kongs (w/ Harley Race) defeated Rick Thames & Buddy Ryan at the 25-second mark following an elbow drop / splash combo; the Kongs kept their robes on for the duration of the match; after the bout, Schiavone conducted a ringside interview with Race, alongside the Kongs, regarding the "Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal" match the next night at Havoc between WCW World Champion Vader and Cactus Jack, during which Race questioned why the strap option had been replaced by a barbed wire match on the wheel Steve Austin (w/ Brian Pillman) pinned Tommy Angel with the Stun Gun at 3:52; after the bout, Schiavone conducted a ringside interview with Austin & Pillman regarding Austin facing WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes the following night at Havoc; moments later, Col. Rob Parker came ringside and began praising Austin and subtly insulting Pillman; Sid Vicious then came ringside, yelled at Parker, and said he wanted to talk with him backstage WCW International World Champion Rick Rude pinned Brad Anderson at 2:35 with a kneedrop off the top after refusing to make the cover after hitting the Rude Awakening; after the contest, Schiavone conducted an interview with Ric Flair, alongside Fifi, beside the "Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal" wheel regarding his match with Rude at Havoc for the gold belt and facing Vicious the following week; during Flair's promo, he said he would face WCW World Champion Vader at the Clash if he beat Vicious, with Flair saying that by then it would be a champion vs. champion match Marcus Alexander Bagwell & 2 Cold Scorpio (w/ Teddy Long) defeated WCW Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys (w/ Missy Hyatt) to win the titles at 14:44 when Bagwell pinned Jerry Saggs when, as Saggs had Bagwell positioned for a powerslam, Scorpio came off with a tackle behind the referee's back which put Bagwell on top for the win; the commentary was scaled back in the match so that the fans at home could better hear the strategies and bumps in the ring; at the time of the finish, Missy attempted to climb into the ring with a steel chair but Long prevented her from interfering (Long's surprise debut with Bagwell & Scorpio)
Post by Bobby Bitman on Apr 21, 2013 10:31:29 GMT -5
Superstars on CJOH Channel 7 in Ottawa........
8/21/93: Marty Jannetty pinned Barry Horowitz at 1:45 with the flying fistdrop The Quebecars defeated Dan Dubiel & Scott Despres at 2:13 with the Tower of Quebec Adam Bomb (w/ Johnny Polo) pinned Mike Moraldo at 2:18 with the Atom Smasher Mr. Hughes (w/ Harvey Wippleman) pinned Mike Bucci at 1:29 with the sidewalk slam Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Luna Vachon) pinned Bobby Who at 1:05 with the diving headbutt Men on a Mission (w/ Oscar) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & Jeff Libolt at 2:08 when Mabel pinned Sharpe with a splash
Found Hilarious House of Frightenstein from the run on 'Drive-In'...........yay!
That was an excellent part of my childhood. I guess Price's parts were all filmed in a marathon succession and saved for future use. I hate watching the reruns because they had to cut the Wolfman's segments due to song licensing and copyrights. Doesn't feel the same.
I don't know what Byron Saxton is doing here, but it's awesome.
"To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kinda scary. I've
wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I
went to the circus and a clown killed my dad." Jack Handy, Deep Thoughts.