Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 12-31-1985

Taped from Atlantic, City, NJ

Airdate: December 31, 1985 (taped 12/11)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Doug McLeod, & Verne Gagne

Who will win the battle royal? Can Zumhofe beat Graham and win the light heavyweight title? What’s going on with Slaughter, the Long Riders, and Al-Kaissie? Plus a BONUS MATCH! Let’s finish 1985 with a bang!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 12-10-1985

Taped from Atlantic, City, NJ

Airdate: December 10, 1985 (taped 11/04)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Dick McLeod, & Verne Gagne

Can Hansen, um, wrestle the World title from Martel? What does Bockwinkel say about Zbyszko’s actions from last week? Also, Garvin, Regal, and Precious are here! Let’s party!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 09-17-1985

Taped from St. Paul, MN

Airdate: September 17, 1985 (taped 09/08)

Attendance: 4,000

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Ron Trongard, & Verne Gagne

Can Hennig, Hall, and Greg overcome the vicious combination of Bockwinkel, Stevens, and Zbyszko? What happens when Slaughter challenges Flair for the NWA World title? Can Zumhofe defeat Roberts, or will the wily Freebird prevail? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA 09-10-1985

Taped from Atlantic, City, NJ

Airdate: September 10, 1985 (taped 07/08)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Doug McLeod, & Verne Gagne

Can Greg get the better of Bockwinkel? Will Zumhofe regain the Light Heavyweight title? How do the Freebirds fare tonight? And we’ll revisit the night Martel won the AWA title.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 09-03-1985

Taped from Atlantic, City, NJ

Airdate: September 3, 1985 (taped 07/08)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Dick McLeod, & Nick Bockwinkel

Can Gordy defeat Martel and become World champion? What’s on the mind of the Road Warriors? Long Riders? Jimmy Garvin? What’s that? A pair of wrestlers have infiltrated this reflection? Let’s check it out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 10-20-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 20, 1984 (taped 10/12)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry overtake Link, or will Akbar get involved? How will Strongbow and Weingeroff fare against Roberts and Adams? What’s up with all this PYT nonsense and Zumhofe? And who will join me for this terminally hybrid episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 10-13-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 13, 1984 (taped 09/28)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

What are Kevin’s thoughts about Adams’ heel turn? Can the Long Riders regain the American tag titles from Rock’n’Soul? What’s on Roberts’ mind these days? And who will join me for this principled episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 10-06-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 6, 1984 (taped 09/28)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

What could possibly happen in a tag match between Kevin/Adams and Hernandez/Roberts? Plus, a visit from El Diablo Grande! You don’t want to miss this historic episode. Who will join me for it?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 08-25-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: August 25, 1984 (taped 08/17)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Kerry and Gordy go toe-to-toe in a lumberjack match. A familiar reptile-like wrestler debuts, and a very familiar face returns. How will it all play out? And who will join me for this surreal episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 08-11-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: August 11, 1984 (taped 08/03)

Attendance: 4,530

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who will challenge Hernandez for the American title tonight? Just exactly who are the Pretty Young Things, and what are they up to? And who will join me for this metropolitan episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 07-14-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: July 14, 1984 (taped 07/06)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry get the better of Missing Link? Or will Devastation, Inc. triumph? Will Parsons defeat Hernandez to become the #1 contender to the double champion? Also, who will join me for this eighth-dimensional episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 07-07-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: July 7, 1984 (taped 06/22)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry and Adams send Garvin and Link packing? What will happen to Donovan when he encounters Khan? Plus a BONUS match! Who will join me for this surprising epic gangster-like episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 06-16-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: June 16, 1984 (taped 06/08)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

To start, we have a title versus mask match. To finish, we have Flair versus Kerry from Japan. Who will join me for this rather important episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 05-12-1984

Taped from Irving, TX

Airdate: May 12, 1984 (taped 05/06)

Attendance: 50,123 (43,517 paid)

Hosted by Marc Lowrance

Can the Von Erichs beat the Freebirds for the six-man titles in a Badstreet match? Will the Super Destroyers retain their titles, or will the team of Parsons and Zumhofe achieve gold? How will JYD fare against the deranged Link? And who will join me for the Parade of Champions?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 04-21-1984

Taped from Denton, TX

Airdate: April 21, 1984 (taped 04/15)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Adams score a victory over newly crowned American champion Garvin? Will either Precious or Sunshine have a say in the outcome? Newcomers Zumhofe, Gray, and Poffo make their WCCW debuts. Will they all win? And who will join me for this gem of an episode?

Jake, some would beg to differ. Allow me to offer you another gem:

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – May 13, 1995

Vince McMahon puts over the In Your House pay-per-view as the lead-in for today’s show.

McMahon and Dok Hendrix are in the booth and they are concluding the tapings in Des Moines, Iowa.  Hendrix repeats his claim from last week’s show that Henry Godwinn is likely working with the Million Dollar Corporation to weaken WWF Champion Diesel before tomorrow’s big show.  Hendrix is also careful to call Sid “Super Sid” instead of “Psycho Sid.”

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What the World Was Watching: The Action Zone – May 7, 1995

Jim Ross recaps how the Intercontinental title was held up as a result of last week’s controversial finish to the Jeff Jarrett-Bob Holly match.

Ross and Todd Pettengill are in the booth and they are doing the second week of tapings in Moline, Illinois.

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What the World Was Watching: The Action Zone – April 30, 1995

Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill recap the Diesel-Bam Bam Bigelow match for the WWF title that occurred on Monday Night RAW, as well as how Bigelow turned face after the bout when he was beaten down by the Million Dollar Corporation.

Ross and Pettengill are doing commentary for today’s show and they are taped from Moline, Illinois.  The tapings took place on April 26 and had a papered attendance of 5,500.

Ross and Pettengill announce that the 1-2-3 Kid was supposed to face Jeff Jarrett for the Intercontinental title on today’s show but he is injured.  As a result, Bob Holly will face Jarrett instead.  Jarrett says that he will show Holly how great he is, while Holly promises to cross the finish line.

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