New episode of Greetings From Allentown out today, the 30th show! This covers TNT (formerly Tuesday Night Titans) from the World Wrestling Federation. Terry Funk starts a bar fight with Tony Garea, Mr. Wonderful meets Phil Collins, Jim Neidhart predicts Internet wrestling culture, and much more! Check out the full back catalog on Soundcloud.
As we turn 2016 into 2017, it is appropriate to look back to a show that also aired on New Year’s Eve (sort of, more on that later) and on the precipice of the wrestling world being changed forever. I already covered the episode after this one, but let’s take a look at what preceded it.
The theme song of this time is “Cruise Control” by the Dixie Dregs and is now also my ringtone. It would be replaced with an instrumental from Michael Jackson’s Thriller in about 2 ½ months. This version ends with Backlund holding the belt amidst the fake mob, and maybe we’ll find out something on that front today. Our hosts are Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson, who offer the same old platitudes in telling us what’s coming up, no sign of perhaps a shocking announcement or anything like that. Continue reading WWF Championship Wrestling – 12/31/1983
It’s been a while since I’ve gone back in time for a review and today I randomly chose something that came up as a suggestion on YouTube: WWF All Star Wrestling from August 31, 1985. All Star was the B-show of the time, the forerunner to Wrestling Challenge. But we get the team of Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura on commentary so I’m sold immediately. This week in action are Paul Orndorff, Terry Funk, and Randy Savage. Oooh la and la. Continue reading WWF All Star Wrestling 08/31/1985