old school feuds

Good morning, Scott –

 

Back in the 70’s and 80’s, were feuds designed to last a certain length of time? Like the Steamboat-Savage feud was laid out beautifully, and it was 4-5 months long…but seemed much longer to me.

Was that about normal?

Typically.  Really the pattern was set by Bruno, where you’d have a heel come in and do the MSG show and usually win by DQ to set up rematches, and then Bruno would win the final blowoff in a cage.  And yeah, you’d get 4-5 months because Vince Sr was a meticulous planner for that stuff.