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

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  1. RichardPriors Blue Belt

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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.
     
  2. BitFlip Green Belt

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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.
     
  4. TankAbbott Blue Belt

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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
     
  5. TankAbbott Blue Belt

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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!
     
  6. TankAbbott Blue Belt

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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
     
  7. TankAbbott Blue Belt

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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!
     
  8. TankAbbott Blue Belt

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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.
     
  9. TankAbbott Blue Belt

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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.
     
  10. TankAbbott Blue Belt

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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?)
     
  11. The Elemental O Purple Belt

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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 Blue Belt

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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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  14. IGotAHugePeckah Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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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 Thanos is right.

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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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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/from-the-wwe-network-uk-rampage-93/

    UK Rampage 1993!

    The WWF puts on a strangely booked TV special for their UK fans.
    - The longest match features Samu the Headshrinker....in a singles bout.
    - Doink the EVIL clown outwits Kamala.
    - A former World champ has possibly the worst match on the show.
    - Typhoon takes nearly 10 mins to end the threat of the Brooklyn Brawler.
    - Shawn Michaels is tasked with carrying Crush to something watchable.
    - Noted promo savant Mr. Fuji is given a live mic and too much time.
    - The UK fans rally behind American Hero "Hacksaw" Duggan as he fights Lex Luger in the headliner.
    - I run down all the major talent left off this stinker of a show and why they possibly missed this tour.
    - Bobby Heenan and JR almost save the show with great commentary and humor throughout.
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/the-best-of-memphis-wrestling-86-volume-6/

    - My favorite monster, Joe LeDuc is now a babyface. :(
    - A classic chaotic studio brawl as the King and Dirty Dutch deal with JD Costello's henchmen.
    - Austin Idol and Stan Frazier join Lawler in a six man Mid-South Coliseum clash
    - Rookie Jeff Jarrett admits he sucks.
    - Casual Racism. Because wrestling.
    - Jobbers get angles for reasons that are lost on me.
    - The joys of live TV are revealed as a 10 man match with jabronis goes on and on as extra falls are added to soak up TV time.
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/the-best-of-memphis-wrestling-86-volume-7/

    - Bam Bam Bigelow eliminates the all doubt as to his rule breaker status.
    - Jerry Lawler shows how to get rookie monsters over.
    - Blatant racist promos air for the cheapest of cheap heat.
    - A new roided up beast hurts jobbers with his sloppy offense,
    - Broken down, old man Stan Frazier works against a masked rookie Sid Vicious(!)
    - Jerry Jarrett must have gotten a discount deal on masks because there are masked jabronis everywhere!
    - Memphis tries to keep up with the wrestling trends and hires every green guy who could stick a steroid needle in his hind end.
     

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