Old School - all wrestling until 1994 - includes WWF, NWA, Stampede, AAA, etc

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  1. RichardPriors

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    It was around the time that Jurassic Powers, Hell Raisers, Tony Halme, Pegasus Kid were around, so early to mid nineties. Eurosport was must see tv back then. They also broadcast boxing, Muy Thai, Sumo wrestling. I don't think they do any combat sports these days.
     
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    I had no idea, the WWF stuff was before that, I think they stopped showing that in 89 or 90... I always thought that was some ruling that they were not allowed to show anything that isn't a sport since both WWF and Fun Factory - which was 4 hours of cartoons on the weekends - dissappeared at the same time.

    I've seen kickboxing on Eurosport, last time was in 2009... have no idea what they air these days, don't even know if I have the channel or not.
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/from-the-wwe-network-wrestlefest-92/

    WrestleFest 92!


    - Bobby Heenan and Mean Gene play tennis in the best part of the whole tape
    - HBK is tasked with carrying Virgil in an early match from Michaels' heel run.
    - We are treated to three Bret Hart matches as Hart finally gets a real push as a singles star.
    - We are punished with three IRS matches as IRS cures insomnia for a nation of VCR owners.
    - More goofiness as the BERZERKER teaches us how to properly plan a party.
    - Two tag team champions battle with much different gimmicks than in their primes.
    - The Road Warriors team with the men had just spent months feuding with
    - Plus the Macho Man, British Bulldog and other stars take to the squared circle to thrill the crowds.
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/memphis-wrasslin-uswa-presents-raw-footage/

    This Best of Memphis Wrasslin' on Amazon Prime features the WWF's invasion during the early 1990s.

    - Lex Luger comes out as a dime store version of his own gimmick
    - Jerry Lawler promises to fight Steroids with Fire
    - HBK heads down south for a dandy little match with Double J
    - The WWF World champ is beaten by Lawler in a result that may have annoyed Vince McMahon
    - A royal couple reunite in a much different setting.
    - Sherri Martel drops some casual racism
    - Scott Levy changes gimmicks mid promo
    - Papa Shango looks like a true monster heel in the Memphis setting
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/the-best-of-memphis-wrestling-1986-volume-1/

    - With Jerry Lawler gone, Bill Dundee and Buddy Landel rule the roost in Memphis
    - The rise and fall of the Bill and Buddy show!
    - A GIANT FAT MAN takes over as the top babyface for a week. I am in love.
    - Bookerman Dundee drives some gimmick matches into the ground.
    - A Jim Cornette rip off brings in some mall cops to win him glory.
    - The Fantastics know big girls need lovin' too.
    - Lawler's "Best of" VHS tape in promoted in a unique manner
    - The rookie Blade Runners prove to be fueled on steroids and...cake.
    - Memphis Wrasslin' Fun!
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/the-best-of-memphis-wrestling-86-volume-2/

    - With Jerry Lawler away, the heels run amok
    - Koko Ware mauls a jobber during an infamous squash outing
    - A new foreigner invades the area to play off the jingoism of Reagan's America
    - We are teased with a new gimmick "THE THUNDERDOME"
    - An injury angle shows off just how poor the Memphis area medical care was
    - We see rip off gimmicks of Thunderbolt Patterson and Dusty Rhodes, as the promoters try and find something that will work
    - A broken ring helps expose the business
    - Jobber gimmick infringement!
    - If your a fan of Bill Dundee, this is your video as he dominates the Memphis scene with the King elsewhere
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/the-best-of-memphis-wrestling-volume-3/

    Volume 3 in the best of Memphis 1986 sees....
    - Jeff Jarrett goes from teenage ref to Memphis headliner after one intense angle with his Daddy and some top heels.
    - Lance Russell is AMAZING in getting this angle over.
    - The MOD Squad have a dull squash, so I amuse myself with dream 80's movie star tag teams
    - A cutie heart throb learns how to fight from an ugly old man.
    - Joe MOTHER F'N LeDuc kicks some butt!
    - Dimestore Jim Cornette screws things up for his team
    - My new favorite wrestler of the week, Red Reese is in action
    - Steroid freaks learn that boots can hurt more than muscles.
    - Plus promos for a famous Texas Death Match that I hope in this collection somewhere!
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/from-the-wwe-network-the-hulkster-hulk-hogan/

    We take a look back at the early days of HULKAMANIA in the WWF as our hero battles Brutus Beefcake, Don Muraco, and the Iron Sheik
    - Vince McMahon actually manages to make Hogan's title run seem less impressive while trying to put him over
    - Hogan works in a comedy spot fit for the 3 Stooges while in the middle of a bloodbath with the Sheik

    Since the Hogan video was short I decided to check out some Harley Race material the Network released upon his recent passing:
    - Andre the Giant, at the peak of his run as a monster heel, plots with a man cosplaying as a King along with a French artist to plunder the body of Napoleon from his tomb.
    - Something much different comes next as we see the build to NWA champ Harley Race fighting WWWF champ Superstar Billy Graham
    - Gordon Solie indulges in his vices in front of the world at a press conference
    - The warriors cut a face to face promo, with Race putting over his rugged, bad ass attitude, while Graham hypes up his body. Race's response to that is priceless.
    - 10 minutes of the bloody, war of attrition is then shown.
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/from-the-wwe-network-smackem-whackem/

    SMACK'EM WHACK'EM

    - Lord Al hosts with the Bushwackers. This ends in his Lordship's untimely death. Uh, Spoiler alert.
    - The Hitman and HBK have an excellent ladder match
    - Bret Hart facing Ric Flair proves to be a letdown as two of the best ever cannot gel in the ring.
    - KAMALA works a much different, but somehow better match with Hart. Yeah, probably not a popular opinion.
    - We spend 10 minutes watching Yokozuna eat. That is not a metaphor.
    - Crush and the Berzerker fulfil our daily requirement of HOSS.
    - Earthquake and the Repo Man have a pointless, terrible little match.
    - The Undertaker does his best zombie monster act as he battles Razor Ramon in a rare encounter between the two stars.
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/from-the-wwe-network-the-ultimate-warrior-92/

    THE ULTIMATE WAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRIOOOR! (1992)

    - A look at the Hogan/Warrior classic and how it holds up after nearly 30 years of changes in the biz.
    - A reminder of what the match meant to fans at the time.
    - We then skip ahead to Warrior's return in 1992 as we see him battle Papa Shango in singles and tag team action.
    - Shango proves that even in defeat it is always good to dress for success.
    - Sadly the tape skips Shango's spells on the Warrior that drew such RECORD BUSINESS.
    - We also see Warrior beat up the Nasty Boyz, Skinner and the Berzerker.
    - John Nord steals the show with his bumping.
    - At least the tape is only an hour. Sigh. (Augh?)
     
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    I've come to really appreciate old school talent like Wild Fire Tommy Rich, he should have held the NWA title longer than 4 days.
     
  12. TankAbbott

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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/the-best-of-memphis-wrestling-volume-4/

    The Best of Memphis Wrasslin Vol. 4

    - Monster heels sing the music of their homeland.
    - Bill Dundee's ego shows through as he beats up multiple babyfaces by himself.
    - Jerry Lawler wins a squash in a most amusing manner.
    - Memphis becomes a hot territory as The Flame, The Torch, The Inferno and Fire all make appearances.
    - Tojo Yamamoto sets back race relations 50 years with his promos.
    - Promoter Eddie Marlin is busted up while trying to get involved in a battle between Jeff Jarrett, Pat Tanaka and Tojo's hired goons.
    - We close with a bonus six man match from JCP where the JYD partners with an ex-football player, and a notoriously awful worker to face off with a former world champ, a crippled manager and a resthold loving Oriental assassin! Can it be as bad as it sounds?
     
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    Hulk must feel stupid that that was his finisher, that's probably why his back is in such rough shape now.
     
  15. Batjester

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    It is. Think he's shrunk by 2 or 3 inches because of it.
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/the-best-of-memphis-wrestling-volume-5/

    The Best of Memphis Wrasslin Vol. 5!
    - Big Stan Frazier returns to the area, drawing crowds and having dreadful matches.
    - Cheesy gimmicks run amuck as we get Beach bums facing some sort of cyberpunk, glam rock heels
    - JOE MOTHERF#*#**# LEDUC kills jobbers. I love this man!!!!
    - Tommy Rich is battered into a bloody mess. How many times did Memphis fans see that? It's still awesome.
    - The action is so wild, even the backstage office goons wind up busted open.
    - Jerry Lawler promises to commit a straight up homicide.
    - The mysterious identity of Mr. Liberty
    - Bam Bam Bigelow puts the MONSTER in monster heel.
    - This was an outstandingly fun hour of southern wrasslin' goodness!
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/from-the-wwe-network-invasion-of-the-body-slammers/

    INVASION of the BODY SLAMMERS!!!

    - Kamala is given bowling lessons in your painful show long "humorous" bits.
    - A former heavy hitting headliner is squashed by the new monster heel in town
    - JR does his best to make mediocre matches important in the big picture
    - Macho Man and Undertaker's unlikely bromance is revealed.
    - Typhoon has a surprisingly watchable fight with Bam Bam Bigelow.
    - Repo Man breaks several laws on camera as his side job is given a (long) profile.
    - Bret Hart and HBK have another stellar match as both men claw their way up the rankings.
    - Heel Doink messes with poor Kamala's simple mind.
    - The Undertaker matches magic powers against voodoo powers as he collides with Papa Shango.
    - A battle royal ends with a GIANT surprise.
    - Mr. Perfect squares off with Ric Flair as a time traveling JR calls the action,
    - Macho Man and Bobby Heenan drop insider lingo and possible shoot comments as they argue over Savage and Flair's feud.
     

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