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Old 06-06-2012, 11:03 PM
 
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I remember when Curt Hennig and Scott Hall were AWA tag champs. Even before those guys, too.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:29 PM
 
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Vern Gange and the Baron VonRashke....his claw hold. lol oh the days
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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Who remembers the old AWA days when curt henning and scott hall were a tag team?
Hall had a moustache and looked like a '70s porn star, Henning was always awesome.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:05 AM
 
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Last great years of the AWA were Hennig's title reign.

First that hour long classic with Nick Bockwinkel and then him morphing into a heel too hot for the AWA and running with Madusa Miceli before leaving for the WWF.

It was all downhill for the AWA after that.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:42 AM
 
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Oh the memories! Anyone get Texas based WCCW back in the day? The VonErichs, Gary Hart, The Fabulous Freebirds....
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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Yup. From about mid-1985 to early 1987, it followed a 2 hour televised church serivce on a small independent channel in San Diego.

I'll do you one better: Anybody ever watch the UWF-not the Herb Abrams 90's version, but the old Mid-South Bill Watts one?
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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Cowboy Bill Watts! They were the old mid south that ended up folding into thr NWA which later went to WCW..

I remember as a kid the big 3, AWA,NWA, & WWF
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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I started getting into wrestling back in the mid 70's in Florida where Saturday mornings were non stop Alliance after aliance, the big star on my favorite show was a guy named Buddy Colt, also remember Paul Orndorf,
Bo Bo Brazil.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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Oh the memories! Anyone get Texas based WCCW back in the day? The VonErichs, Gary Hart, The Fabulous Freebirds....
Yep, growing up in Pa during the '80s I would usually only get the WWF on Saturday mornings and NWA/WCW Saturday night on TBS, but on Wednesdays around 4:00 ESPN would have on WCCW, with the Von Erich's, the FreeBirds and the Iceman King Parsons.

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Yup. From about mid-1985 to early 1987, it followed a 2 hour televised church serivce on a small independent channel in San Diego.

I'll do you one better: Anybody ever watch the UWF-not the Herb Abrams 90's version, but the old Mid-South Bill Watts one?
The UWF had Sting, Eddie Gibert, Ultimate Warrior, One Man Gang, Rick Steiner, Ted Dibiase, I think even Rick Rude. The uWF had some really good talent back then. Wasn't the other Hacksaw there as well Butch Reed?

I believe it was WCCW where I was introduced to Jimmy Jack Funk, nothing special except years later through the Internet we all learned that Haku/Meng was the one who pulled his eye out in a fight.

If anyone wants to find some crazy stories about Meng, just look it up.That dude was one legit badass, even much so that Bischoff was scared to death to fire him, he bit off some dudes nose in a fight and it's been said that Andre was only afraid of two people, Meng and Harley Race.

One thing I forgot about that I just saw on Netflix a video about the WCW was that the WWF at that time actually took the TBS slot for about a year I think from The NWA during the '80s. I didn't know that.

How awesome is it that for fans like us, had a guy like Ted Turner, like him or hate him that loved Wrestling?

I miss tag teams as well, the Roadies, Midnight Express,with Lane and Eaton not Steve Keirn who ended up as the Skinner in the WWE, Steiners, and maybe the best Doc and Gordy, they were awesome. AA and Tully, Dusty and Nikita, Hart Foundation, even Demolition and the Powers of Pain who ripped off the Road Warriors. Btw the Warlord was huge, man that dude was big, he couldn't wrestle a lick though. Reminds me of Sid Vicious.

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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I was a diehard Mid-South fan back in the day....anything could happen on their TV show, and usually did. Remember that match with Ric Flair and Ted DiBiase where Dick Murdoch attacked DiBiase right before the match and busted him open? That is still one of the bloodier wrestling matches I've seen [and yes that includes a lot of the hardcore stuff] and to this day I cannot believe they showed it on television.

Butch Reed was in Mid-South prior to the changeover to UWF, but he left for the WWF a few months prior. Kind of wish he had stuck around.

I didn't get to go to many house shows [we lived a little far] but the few I saw were really good...saw one of Rick Steiner's very first matches, back when he was billed as Rob Rechsteiner. The funny thing was his opponent was Nick Patrick, who went on to be "the NWO Referee."
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