WWF 1978-80 - Showdown at Shea! Jun 8, 2018 13:14:34 GMT -5
Post by warriorlynx on Jun 8, 2018 13:14:34 GMT -5
WWF Championship Wrestling
January 12th, 1980
Hosts: Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino
Championship Roll Call:
WWF Heavyweight Champion: Dusty Rhodes
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Bob Backlund
WWF Tag Team Champions: Tito Santana & Ivan Putski
WWF Junior Heavyweight Champion: Tatsumi Fujinami
WWF Martial Arts Champion: Antonio Inoki
Womens' Champion: The Fabulous Moolah
NWA World Champion: Harley Race
Vince announces that Andre the Giant has suffered a leg injury last week at the hands of the Fabulous Hulk Hogan.
Larry Zbyszko def. JoJo Andrews via submission with Boston Crab. After the match, Vince interviews Larry who challenges his trainer Bruno Sammartinoto a match. He believes that the only way to leave the shadow of Bruno is for the student to defeat the master. Vince back on commentary asks Bruno if he would accept, and Bruno says he wouldn't accept such a match because it would be like facing his little brother.
The Wild Samoans def. Charlie Brown & Dominic DeNucci via pinfall
The Iron Sheik (w/Blassie) def. Ben Ortiz via submission
Bobby Duncam def. Joe Mascara via pinfall.
Rene Goulet def. Ron Lee via pinfall.
Hulk Hogan (w/Blassie) def. Angelo Gomez & Johnny Rivera via submission in a handicap match at the 2 minute mark. Hulk slams Rivera to the outside and pounces on Gomez, locking in the bearhug for the submission.
Bruno Sammartino starts an interview with Blassie and Hulk.
Bruno: That was pretty impressive I must say. But many are questioning Mr. Hogan about what you did to poor Andre the Giant, whose career hangs in the balance.
Blassie: Don't worry about Andre because I know he'll be back, the Hulk here wanted to give him a sample of what he could do to him because when Andre returns he'll be ready for him.
Bruno: Are you kidding me? He used a chair and tried to break Andre's legs and even tried to choke him out!
Hulk: Why don't you shut your mouth Sammartino, everyone knows that I am the true giant of professional wrestling. No one has the kind of pythons I do brother. I am the world's strongest man.
Blassie: That's right....(WWF Tag Champion Ivan Putski walks out)
Putski: You talk about strength, well these biceps of mine aren't noodles I can tell you. You want to prove you're the world's strongest man, well how about it, you and I in an arm wrestling match at Madison Square Garden?
Hulk: (laughs) You got it brother.
Blassie: Wait wait he's got a match against Dominic DeNucci at Madison Square Garden...
Hulk: It's just an arm wrestling match, I accept. (Blassie whispers to Hulk as the broadcast goes off air).