Rock Star Gary reflects on…WWF WrestleMania

Live from New York, NY

Airdate: March 31, 1985

Attendance:  19,121

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Here we are–the very first WrestleMania that has spawned over three decades of supershows for the WWF/WWE. Let’s dig in to how the World Wrestling Federation got to this point:

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WCCW David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions

First of all, I would like to take WWE Network to task for not having this show available. While the Vault doesn’t get as much traffic as the current content, supershows such as this one (and its successors) along with AWA’s Superclash shows would help to promote the vast content of the Network quite well.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…Starrcade ’83

Back in 1983 Jim Crockett Promotions created Starrcade as its annual Thanksgiving night show in an effort to compete with the nationally-expanding WWF. Since Crockett wanted to make a huge splash in order to make the NWA champion a big hit he along with Dusty Rhodes put together this supercard.

Live from Greensboro, NC

Airdate: November 24, 1983

Attendance: 15,447

Hosted by Gordon Solie and Bob Caudle

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The return of Rock Star Gary/The Art of the Supershow

I’m back! First, I want to thank Scott tremendously for allowing me the opportunity to return to his fantastic blog at its new home. Second, having spent time writing for the BoD Performance Center along with another great blog  I have honed my recapping skills and am prepared to entertain you with my wrestling knowledge, history, and occasional bits of humor. Lastly I certainly hope you enjoy my reviews and welcome your comments.

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