Wrestling Observer Flashback–12.19.88

We are getting closer to the magic moment that is AWA Superclash III.  But not yet.  Not until next week.  You don’t just fire up the Sunny video and whip it out right away, do you?  Have some self-respect!  Wait until the bile in your throat goes away first.

I feel like we’re off-topic right away.  To 1988, where the theme of this week is “card subject to change”.

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Wrestling Observer Flashback–12.12.88

As a note, these things have been so overwhelmingly popular on the blog that in order to prevent things from getting too overloaded, I’m going to start posting the WWE Network TV stuff (World Class / USWA / Prime Time etc) to Place to Be Nation instead, and of course cross-posting them to Inside Pulse as always.

It’s Monday, on with the retro news!  And of course, the news that we’ve been anticipating for weeks now has finally happened…

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Wrestling Observer Flashback–12.04.88

First up, I want to throw a shout-out to phpwebhosting.com, who have been hosting the Blog of Doom since I changed back to WordPress and have been great the whole time.  It’s only $9.95 / month despite the rather large amount of traffic that I get, and this morning my Jetpack plugin lost access to WordPress (which you probably wouldn’t notice but was a huge pain in the ass for me) and I sent an e-mail and had the problem resolved within 5 minutes.  On a Sunday morning!  For those looking for a hosting solution, they get a big thumbs up from me!

Now, time for the last few weeks before Starrcade…

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Wrestling Observer Flashback–11.21.88

I think once I wrap up 88 I’ll continue into 1989, and then when we reach the end of THAT year, we’ll go back to 1985 again.  The 85 issues are quite a trip, since it’s a very different writing style than even these ones. 

On with the week that was and one of the most famous stories in wrestling history!

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Wrestling Observer Flashback–11.14.88

Married for 11 years today!  Let’s celebrate with an Observer Flashback!

By the way, poll time:  Let’s say I suddenly came into possession of the Observers from 85-87, hypothetically speaking.  Should I go back and start there when I’m done with 88, or just keep going into 89?  Discuss amongst yourselves and get back to me.

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Wrestling Observer Flashback-10.12.88

The dates get a bit weird here because Dave was publishing on a weird schedule for October due to travelling for wrestling shows.

Also, to answer a couple of questions I’ve had e-mailed lately (along with all the “The Flashback column is the best thing on the blog!” praise, which I greatly appreciate!), January 1988 is as far back as my personal collection of Observers goes.  So unfortunately as much as I’d love to go back to, say, the first Wrestlemania in 1985, I just don’t have access to those issues and the back issues are pretty pricey on eBay.  That being said, I have everything from 88-91 and then all the ones from 91-onwards are archived on the Observer site, so we’ve got stuff to cover for a LONG time to come.

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