The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling – 02.07.87 (Supertowns on the Superstation)

The SmarK Rant for Supertowns on the Superstation (02.07.87)

(Oh hi.  I was actually going to review this show last night because it was next in the World Championship Wresting queue on the Network, and couldn’t figure out why it was nearly two hours long instead of the usual 1:25 on the Network.  And then I remembered I had already done it when it was on WWE 24/7.  So here’s my original rant from 2007, and then we’ll get back to the weekly ’87 shows again after that.)

The idea here is that it’s a sampling of matches and interviews from various stops on the NWA’s national tour, and that’s about it.

– Your hosts are Tony & David.

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The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling – 01.14.89

The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling – 01.14.89

Life’s too short to worry about all the shit they haven’t put on the Network yet. Let’s review some good shit they HAVE put on there.  I know this era in particular is a popular request from many, and hey, it’s one that hasn’t been covered to death on the blog already.  So that’s a nice bonus.

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The SmarK Rant for Superstars on the Superstation–02.07.86

The SmarK Rant for Superstars on the Superstation – 02.07.86

So the latest addition to the Hidden Gems catalog is a doozy: The 1986 TBS show that was a prototype for Clash of the Champions! The gimmick was that fans were voting on a variety of dream matches, and they just crammed them all into a two hour show.

Taped from Atlanta, I’m assuming, although it’s never mentioned.

Your hosts are David Crockett & Tony Schiavone

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The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling–01.04.86

(So for those who may not have been following me during the WWE Classics on Demand era, I actually have a complete run of World Championship Wrestling on TBS done from June ‘85 until the place I left off at the very end of 1986 once the show was on the Network.  Anyway, as a companion piece to the Mid-Atlantic show from January 86 we covered yesterday, here’s my review of World Championship Wrestling from the same week, which would have been written 2008-ish.) 

The SmarK 24/7 Rant for World Championship Wrestling – January 4 1986

– Your hosts are Tony & David.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – March 11, 1995

Gordon Solie, Dusty Rhodes & Larry Zybszko are doing commentary and they are still taped from Gainesville, Georgia.

A replay of Hulk Hogan attacking Vader on WCW Saturday Night last week is shown, along with Hogan’s ensuing interview.  Zbyszko notes that Hogan is so scared of Vader that he had to attack him when Vader was not looking.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – March 5, 1995

Footage of Hulk Hogan attacking Vader on WCW Saturday Night is shown.

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are the studio hosts for tonight’s broadcast.  Heenan says Hulk Hogan is out of control because he knows he made a mistake signing a strap match against Vader.

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