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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    WWF releases Tommy Wright and signs Abdullah the Butcher.
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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    You're correct. I've sent you a message as well.
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    AWA World Wrestling Federation

    Saturday Night's Main Event XV from the Brendan Bryne Arena in East Rutherford - 7th of December, 1984 - Broadcast Live Arena Card: MAIN EVENT Magnum, T.A. (C) versus Bob Backlund for the WWF Heavyweight Championship The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) (C) versus The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) for the AWA International Tag Team Championship Andre the Giant versus Jesse Ventura The Moondogs (Moondog King & Moondog Spot) versus Billy Robinson & John Quinn versus The Takanos (Shunji Takano & George Takano) versus Tony Garea & Rene Goulet versus The Strongbows (Jay Strongbow & Jules Strongbow) versus Johnny Rodz & Steve Lombardi versus The Rougeaus (Armond Rougeau & Jacques Rougeau) versus Mike Sharpe & Korstia Korchenko Rocky Johnson (C) versus Pedro Morales for the AWA/HBO Television Championship Bruno Sammartino & David Sammartino versus a local team We join the finishing stretches of a match in progress, as Johnson capitalises on an exhausted Pedro Morales. The two are conciliatory with one another after the bout, with Morales raising the hand of the champion and showing him off to the crowd. Rocky Johnson (C) defeats Pedro Morales by pinfall after a back body drop in The commentators talk up the show to come, chatting most excitedly about the main event's cage match but also briefly discussing the next match. A special tag team battle royal which promises both members of the winning team a spot in the fifth of January's big battle royal. Before the bell rings, we also get to see the result of the night's opening contest. Bruno Sammartino & David Sammartino defeat a local team by submission after Bruno Sammartino applied a bear hug (aired out of order) The next contest is a wild brawl from start to finish. The Moondogs first eliminate Rene Goulet. Tony Garea then manages to take out Moondog King, with help from a handful of others but Garea is tipped over as well. Moondog Spot eliminates himself to go after Garea, initiating a brawl between the Moondogs and Goulet & Garea which dips into the crowd and is broken up towards the middle point of the match. Steve Lombardi goes next, eliminated by George Takano, followed by Jay Strongbow who is eliminated by Mike Sharpe. The Rougeaus then dominate with a round of eliminations, including Johnny Rodz, Korstia Korchenko and John Quinn. Billy Robinson proves more difficult to eliminate, creating a mass of bodies at the ropes who are all eliminated by the Takanos. That leaves only Jules Strongbow, who puts in a valiant performance but is eventually overcome. The Takanos (Shunji Takano & George Takano) win the special tag team battle royal in 24:47 In anticipation of the next contest, the commentators discuss Andre the Giant's status as the undisputed king of the battle royal, the fact that he's already secured a place in January fifth's extravaganza. In general, they are unclear as how his performance tonight should be factored into any pre-match analysis of the new year's big bout. Ventura plays his part well, stirring the crowd into a hateful frenzy with every cheat and shortcut in the book. Over the course of the match, Ventura attempts about nine scoop slams and three suplexes, all to no avail. The final attempt results in a back injury, a massive slap across the chest and beating from one end of the ring to the other. Andre the Giant defeats Jesse Ventura in 20:31 by pinfall after an elbow drop What comes next is an absolute rout. Afa is neutralised early with clothesline to the outside, from which he never recovers, and Sika does not have anywhere near what it takes to fending off the Road Warriors. The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) defeat The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) in 07:12 to retain the AWA International Tag Team Championship when Hawk pins Sika after a flying lariat The main event is a feature of much speculation from the commentators. Why did Backlund want a cage? Can Magnum win for the third time in a row? How will the two stipulations factor into the match? What has been the cause of miscommunication between Backlund and Skaaland? Backlund approaches the ring, in his glitzy jacket, with a worried-looking Skaaland by his side. The two men exchange terse words and Skaaland is bid to, dutifully, hold on to the jacket as Magnum begins his approach to the ring. As soon as the cage is put up, Skaaland pushes the jacket through it and hands it off to Backlund. Magnum, running over to investigate, gets clocked in the head by the jacket and the bell rings. On his knees, Magnum is beaten over the head with the, now obviously loaded, jacket half a dozen more times. The champ crawls to the other side of the cage once Backlund relents. Skaaland wanders over to meet him and screams abuse through the bars. Bob Backlund, meanwhile, delights in the anguish of the crowd and saunters around the ring. He gets to Magnum, now gushing with blood, and drags him to his feet, tosses the jacket to Skaaland and parades the groggy Magnum around the ring before blistering him with strikes to the head. A headlock provides Magnum with his first opportunity to fight back as, with a great deal of effort, he transitions the move into a back body drop. His momentum is lost, however, as Backlund manages to rise to his feet sooner than Magnum can. Determined to teach him a lesson, Backlund drags Magnum over to Skaaland, who mockingly waves the jacket in his face. Just before Backlund can cinch another headlock in, Magnum lunges towards the cage and snatches the jacket. Magnum overpowers Skaaland with ease but the brief tussle allows Backlund to catch his opponent out with a kick to the leg. The two men then manage to pull the jack apart between them, causing the gimmick to fall out. As their struggle continues, the referee takes the foreign object away and hands it to a group of ringside officials. The contest is even, ugly and stiff from then on, with Magnum's natural strength advantage neutralised by the weapon attack at the start of the match. Magnum makes no attempt to escape the cage at any point, even at the times when he has ample opportunity, seemingly determined to achieve a more decisive victory. Backlund, by contrast, regularly pursues escape attempts where no plausible opportunity exists. These attempts take their toll on both men but Magnum tends to come out the worst for it, as Backlund often manages to land on him after his escape is thwarted. The end comes when Backlund, with Magnum hot on his heels, ascends the cage wall. Both men are exhausted, sweating profusely and panting heavily. To loosen Magnum's death grip on his left leg, Backlund kicks out with his right heel. It thunders against Magnum's head and the champ falls to the ground. Bob Backlund defeats Magnum, T.A. (C) in 35:22 by escaping the cage to win the WWF Heavyweight Championship * * * Highlights from the rest of December ... WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 13 - 12th of December, 1984 The commentators spend the bulk of this show promoting the forthcoming Royal Rumble, scheduled for the fifth of January, at the Paul Sauvé Arena. The rules are explained and a golden tumbler is introduced for the purposes of assign entrant numbers to participating wrestlers. Andre the Giant wins the 20th slot, in this exciting thirty man contest. Bob Roop defeats Johnny Rodz in 06:51 by pinfall WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 14 - 19th of December, 1984 This episode features the assignment of entrant slots to the Takanos. Shunji wins the 3rd slot but, before George can take his, the pair are waylaid by the Road Warriors. Hawk demands the chance to enter the match for himself and Animal, and McMahon is not inclined to argue but can offer nothing. Bob Backlund (C) defeats a local talent in 00:23 by submission to retain the WWF Heavyweight Championship WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 15 - 26th of December, 1984 Vince McMahon informs the audience that the Takanos have agreed to put their entry numbers into the Royal Rumble on the line in return for a title shot against the Road Warriors. Hawk invades the studio set later on to accept the challenge. The Moondogs (Moondog King & Moondog Spot) defeat Bruno Sammartino & David Sammartino in 16:36 by pinfall
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    1985 CCW/WORLD CLASS DRAFT

    WWF will take the Fantastics and then drop out of the draft.
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    AWA World Wrestling Federation

    WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 11 - 28th of November, 1984 - Roundup Show Advertised Match: The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) versus The Strongbows (Jay Strongbow & Jules Strongbow) A new video package plays us in, with footage from the most recent title victories of Magnum, T.A., Rocky Johnson and the Road Warriors - all holding their gold aloft. The commentators promise that, in addition to the featured match, Magnum, T.A. will be giving an exclusive interview. The commentators start the show hyping up the main event of SNME XV. Vince is looking forward to interviewing the champ, who will be deciding whether or not to agree to face Backlund in a cage. Ivan Putski defeats Mike Sharpe in 06:11 by pinfall after a Polish hammer When we return, Magnum is sitting in the studio. McMahon wastes no time asking him whether or not his match on the 7th of December will be in a steel cage. "Well, that's up to Bob Backlund. If he wants a steel cage, he can have it. Of course ... if gets his stipulation, then I get mine. We can't have the challenger dictating terms to the champion, can we? So, these are my terms, Backlund. You want a cage? Then give me what I want ... Loser Leaves Town. When you lose, you pack your bags and get the hell out of the WWF. We got a deal, Bob?" "Huh ho! That's certainly an interesting proposal! We'll have to Bob Backlund on the show next week to share his answer! You won't want to miss that! Now, let's take you to our main event. The winners of this contest will go on to face the very successful Takanos!" Our main event is full of twists and turns. The story is much the same on both sides, with an ageing warhorse on each team; tough and powerful but slow and easily exhausted. The more uneven team are the Strongbows, and that is there undoing once Jules is worn down and Jay finds it impossible to make up for it. The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) defeat The Strongbows (Jay Strongbow & Jules Strongbow) in 23:59 when Sika pins Jay Strongbow after a Samoan drop * * * WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 12 - 5th of December, 1984 - Roundup Show Advertised Match: The Takanos (Shunji Takano & George Takano) versus The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) A new video package plays us in, with footage from the most recent title victories of Magnum, T.A., Rocky Johnson and the Road Warriors - all holding their gold aloft. The commentators promise that, in addition to the featured match, Bob Backlund will be giving an exclusive interview. David Sammartino defeats Korstia Korchenko in 05:03 by DQ after interference from Arnold Skaaland Vince McMahon talks us in. "Well, ladies and gentlemen, we had scheduled an interview with Mister Backlund but he -" "I'm here now, McMahon!" Backlund's voice is nearly hysterical as he bursts onto the screen and accosts the host. "Well, uh, Mister Backlund our fans want to know whether you accept Mag -" "I accept!" Backlund fires some spit across the room and turns to the camera. "I wanted to tell you in person but you ... but you're a coward! I can't get a hold of you!" The camera has to pull back and tilt up to accommodate for Backlund, who jumps onto the desk and points his finger at camera. "That's not gonna' be a problem for long, mind you! You just ... 'Cause you just ... you signed your death warrant last week! When I get my belt back, you're going ... you're gone! Gone! Gone from the WWF! Gone for good! You stole my belt!" Arnold Skaaland arrives on the scene, presumably to calm his client down. "And you! You piggy little crook! You'll carry my jacket! And if you screw me out of the WWF, you'll be sorry!" A few agents arrive on the scene and manage to coax Backlund down but he gets one more shot at Skaaland in before he's taken off camera. "You'll be more than sorry ... you'll be dead!" Vince saunters back into view. "Well, you heard it here, folks. Make sure you're tuned in. This Saturday, we'll have Magnum, T.A. defending his WWF title against Bob Backlund in a steel cage, and the loser will to be forced to leave the world wrestling federation. Also, the winner of our main event here on Superstars will face the Road Warriors for the tag team championship." The Takanos put on an impressive performance and a valiant effort that almost threatens to end the match in a time limit draw. Sika, however, perhaps having learned from the previous week's match, ups his game and nets a win in the eleventh hour. The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) defeat The Takanos (Shunji Takano & George Takano) in 29:47 by pinfall when Sika pins George Takano after a Samoan drop
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    AWA World Wrestling Federation

    WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 9 - 14th of November, 1984 - Roundup Show Advertised Match: Bob Backlund versus David Sammartino A new video package plays us in, with footage from the most recent title victories of Magnum, T.A., Rocky Johnson and the Road Warriors - all holding their gold aloft. The commentators promise that, in addition to the featured match, Magnum, T.A. will be giving an exclusive interview. The Strongbows (Jay Strongbow & Jules Strongbow) defeat Tony Garea & Rene Goulet in 11:02 when Jules Strongbow pins Rene Goulet after a chop. Magnum, T.A. is in the studio when we return. Vince McMahon prompts him with the question on everyone's minds: "Last week we aired footage of our former champion Bob Backlund. He was deeply distressed by actions of his manager and the currently suspended Yoshiaki Yatsu after the latter's interference in your match. What do you think of his demands for a rematch, and a steel cage at that?" "Well, first off, I'll say that I don't buy for a second that Backlund wasn't in on that whole situation with Yoshiaki Yatsu. He's trying to make the most of things and I don't know what entitles him to, uh, to dictate terms to me. I don't think he deserves a rematch. In fact, I've already agreed to face Stan Stasiak in just under a week. If the WWF tells me to face Backlund for a third time, so be it, but I'm the champion and he's the challenger so he'll have to earn it." "Interesting words from our champion and make sure you tune in next week to see him go one-on-one with Stan Stasiak." Our main event is an ugly and uneven contest. Bob Backlund is unhinged, battering David Sammartino up and down the ring, with little opportunity for either man to catch his breath. Backlund's humiliation tactics almost come back to bite him, however, when a lazy pin attempt is reversed into a small package for a dangerous two count. Eventually Backlund's ferocity proves too much and the legend's son gives up like all the rest. Bob Backlund defeats David Sammartino in 17:36 by submission with a chicken wing. * * * WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 10 - 21st of November, 1984 - Roundup Show Advertised Match: Magnum, T.A. (C) versus Stan Stasiak for the WWF Heavyweight Championship A new video package plays us in, with footage from the most recent title victories of Magnum, T.A., Rocky Johnson and the Road Warriors - all holding their gold aloft. The commentators promise that, in addition to the featured match, we will see the Wild Samoans in action. The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) defeat Johnny Rodz & Steve Lombardi in 09:13 when Sika pins Steve Lombardi after a Samoan drop The commentators excitedly discuss the main event and deliver news from the WWF President. "The main event of Saturday Night's Main Event, on the seventh of December, will be between Bob Backlund and the WWF Heavyweight champion. On account of mister Backlund's demands, the WWF have agreed in principle to a steel cage. The champion, however, will ultimately be allowed to decide what the stipulation will be... Now, let's go to our main event!" Stasiak's plan is clear from the off. He wants to beat Magnum with a strong grappling game. What is also quickly made clear is that he doesn't have the strength for it. The champion powers out of the full nelson hold with ease, and similarly thwarts multiple attempts at a bear hug. Magnum's fast pace and fierce strikes lead to a severely winded challenger by the mid point of the match. Stasiak eventually manages to lock in a sleeper hold when Magnum mistimes a run to the ropes. Unfortunately for the challenger, the struggle seems to sap just as much energy from him as it does from Magnum and his weary body give up. Out of desperation he meets a fired up champion with a heart punch. Magnum drops with force but he's too close to the ropes. When he rolls out, Stasiak appears close to tears. He barks insults at the crowd as they hiss and boo. To his dismay, though not to his shock, hauling Magnum back in is only good for a two count. After that, it's all Magnum. Stasiak is too tired, physically and emotionally, to put up a fight and he falls to suplex. Magnum, T.A. defeats Stan Stasiak in 21:40 by pinfall after a belly-to-belly suplex to retain the WWF Heavyweight Championship
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    AWA World Wrestling Federation

    WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 8 - 7th of November, 1984 - Roundup Show Advertised Match: Rocky Johnson (C) versus Pat Patterson for the AWA/HBO Television Championship A snazzy video package opens the show, with clipped footage from the most recent Saturday Night's Main Event, and the commentators (sat in a studio) announce that, in addition to the featured match, viewers will get to see an exclusive interview with Bob Backlund. Jules Strongbow defeats Mike Sharpe in 07:31 by pinfall after a chop The commentators throw to an interview conducted with a hoarse and breathless Backlund shortly after his loss at the previous Saturday Night's Main Event. "What a joke! That no-good loser Arnold Skaaland and that ... that Yakeeakee Yatsu! I've had it! I never lost that belt ... not fair and square! That lumbering ape Andre the Giant cost me the first time and now this!? He grabs a hold of the camera. "Magnum, if you've got any guts at all you - you ... if you think you really are the world ... the WWF champion, then you listen here! I want a rematch with no tricks! I want a steel cage to keep the losers out! You listenin'? Steel cage ... now!" The commentators seem excited by the prospect and promise a sit-down interview with Magnum, T.A. on the next instalment of Superstars. Afterwards they discuss the main event and the lead-up to it. They reiterate: "Pat Patterson's career is on the line tonight, ladies and gentlemen." In a knock down, drag out, fight to the bitter end ... Johnson begins the bout strong, with hooks and jabs that tease an extremely short contest. However, Pat pulls out all the stops to keep Rocky down. One particularly nasty spot sees Pat try to choke the life out of the champ with the ring ropes. Once he's finally pried off and Johnson is left to fall through, Patterson wastes no time in beating him up and down the ringside area, getting very close to the crowd on several occasions. After a two count, a reinvigorated Rocky Johnson manages to bust the challenger wide open. Drenched in blood, sweating and staggering, and bumping around the ring, Patterson looks done for but he finds an out. He leaves. He marches up the entrance ... only to be blindsided by a club to the back. He is dragged back into the ring, narrowly avoiding a double count out decision. Dazed and confused and painted red Pat looks here, there and everywhere for a way out only to meet a fist and the one ... two ... three. Rocky Johnson defeats Pat Patterson in 24:46 by pinfall after a knockout punch to retain the AWA/HBO Television Championship
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    AWA World Wrestling Federation

    WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 7 - 31st of October, 1984 - Roundup Show Advertised Match: The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) versus The Moondogs (Moondog King & Moondog Spot) A snazzy video package opens the show, with clipped footage from the most recent Saturday Night's Main Event, and the commentators (sat in a studio) announce that, in addition to the featured match, viewers will get to see the Takanos and an exclusive interview with Pat Patterson. "But first, we want to take you back to Staurday Night's Main Event!" Footage of the aftermath of Magnum, T.A. versus Bob Backlund is played. Backlund is furious, ranting and raving at his manager. Things eventually turn ugly, with Backlund throwing a punch and knocking Skaaland off the ring apron. "Our hot tempered former challenger has insisted that Yoshiaki Yatsu's interference in the match had nothing to do with him and has, in fact, welcomed his punishment. Yatsu has been suspended for the whole month of November and will be ineligible to participate in the special battle royal being held on the fifth of January." The Takanos (Shunji Takano & George Takano) defeat Billy Robinson & John Quinn in 09:43 when Shunji Takano pins John Quinn with a double arm suplex Pat Patterson is in the studio when we return. Vince asks him to give his answer to Rocky Johnson. "Dat's all I wanted, Rocky! You wanna' call me a coward? How're you gonna' call me a coward when I call your bluff? Huh? I'll put my career on the line, if dat's what it takes to make a man out of you!" "Well, there you have it. Pat Patterson says yes. He will put his career on the line for a shot at Rocky Johnson's television championship. Let's get to our main event. Be advised, things got a little out of control in this one." In a hellacious brawl, the Wild Samoans and the Moondogs have an intense back-and-forth. The Wild Samoans seemed to have the edge but couldn't manage to put their opponents away until both teams took up arms and spill to the outside. The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) and the Moondogs (Moondog King & Moondog Spot) go to a no contest in 22:59
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    AWA World Wrestling Federation

    Saturday Night's Main Event XIV from the Nassau Coliseum in New York - 26th of October, 1984 - Broadcast Live Arena Card: Magnum, T.A. (C) versus Bob Backlund for the WWF Heavyweight Championship Rocky Johnson (C) versus Jesse Ventura for the AWA/HBO Television Championship The Rougeaus (C) (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) versus The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) for the AWA International Tag Team Championship Stan Stasiak versus Johnny Rodz Bob Roop versus Steve Lombardi Tony Garea & Rene Goulet versus The Takanos (Shunji Takano & George Takano) "Polish Power" Ivan Putski & The Strongbows (Jay Strongbow & Jules Strongbow) versus Jose Gonzales, Korstia Korchenko & Mike Sharpe We join a match in progress, with Hawk exploding on Jacques Rougeau after a hot tag. Even bringing a fresh Ray in does nothing to cool Hawk's fire down. The Road Warriors are truly dominant throughout the remaining ten minutes, with the Rougeaus unwilling to resort to cheap tricks or time wasting tactics. Ray goes down fighting but he goes down nevertheless with a stiff lariat. The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) defeat The Rougeaus (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) by pinfall after a lariat to win the AWA International Tag Team Championship "We've got an exciting show for you tonight, ladies and gentlemen. We have have just witnessed the crowning of our new tag team champions and we have two other titles up for grabs. Jesse Ventura looks to capture the television title from Rocky Johnson, and Bob Backlund is planning to win his WWF championship back from Magnum, T.A. in our main event!" "Speaking of the world title, we had another former champion in Stan Stasiak, picking up an impressive victory over the inestimable Johnny Rodz. Let's take a look!" The finish of Stan Stasiak's match is played. Stan Stasiak defeats Johnny Rodz by submission with a full nelson hold (aired out of order) "And that's not all, tonight also saw the WWF debut of the Polish Power, Ivan Putski!" "Polish Power" Ivan Putski & The Strongbows (Jay Strongbow & Jules Strongbow) defeat Jose Gonzales, Korstia Korchenko & Mike Sharpe in 11:03 when Jules Strongbow pins Mike Sharpe after a chop (aired out of order) The footage cuts immediately to Jesse Ventura, posing in the ring and riling up the crowd. He's caught off guard by a pop from the crowd as Johnson rushes down to the ring. The commentators chat during the subsequent stare down, Gorilla Monsoon says that Pat Patterson had not turned up to the arena when the rest of the wrestlers arrived but Vince points out that that does not mean he isn't here or won't show up later. Whilst the match initially plays out as their first one had, Ventura adapts quickly and cuts the champ off more frequently and more effectively. Unfortunately for Ventura, he can't seem to get the job done. His holds don't last long enough and he does as much damage with a handful of strikes as Johnson does with just one. With no interference, Rocky Johnson gets the decisive victory he was looking for. Rocky Johnson defeats Jesse Ventura in 26:28 by pinfall after a knockout punch to retain the AWA/HBO Television Championship "Rocky Johnson, here, really carving out a position for himself at the top of the WWF. It remains to be seen what happens with Pat Patterson but, if I were him, I'd be having second thoughts about challenging Mister Johnson. His most recent opponent Bob Roop is an impressive specimen himself. Take a look at this from earlier in the night." Bob Roop defeats Steve Lombardi in 02:54 by pinfall after a back breaker (aired out of order) "Also tonight, we saw the newly formed team of Shunji and George Takano put their own stake in the ground. It seems there'll be no end of competition for our new tag team champions, the Road Warriors." The finish of the Takanos' match airs during a brief discussion of the WWF's tag team division. The Takanos (Shunji Takano & George Takano) defeat Tony Garea & Rene Goulet when Shunji Takano pins Rene Goulet with a double arm suplex (aired out of order) When we return to the ring, Bob Backlund has arrived in a new sparkly black and gold jacket and is speaking to Arnold Skaaland in somewhat of a panic. Skaaland takes the jacket but his assurances don't seem to go down well with Backlund, who pouts and hurls abuse at the crowd. Magnum, T.A. comes down to the ring at slow pace that further infuriates his challenger. The crowd eats it up but it costs Magnum when a manic Backlund rushes him at the ropes, pulls him through and locks in a chicken wing. The referee pulls him off but Magnum appears rattled. The bell rings and Backlund rushes straight back in, only this time he gets a scoop slam for his trouble. The match plays out that way for a while, Backlund dominating whenever he can get a hold in and wear the champ down only for the momentum to shift whenever Magnum manages to get in a stiff strike or big slam. The commentators point out the Backlund's frenzied style has seen him rack up impressive wins against lesser talent but wonder whether it is an effective strategy to apply in a longer match. When Magnum is finally able to lock in a hold of his own, a sleeper that saps Backlund of his energy, Skaaland storms off to the back. Backlund kicks out at two and a half, however, and the tide of the turns once again, with Magnum missing a leg drop. Backlund then makes the mistake of going for a full nelson. He doesn't have the strength to cinch it in and Magnum breaks it with ease. The crowd begins booing, however, as Skaaland returns from the back with Yoshiaki Yatsu. Both men in the ring are distracted by this, as Yatsu clambers up to the ring apron, with officials hot on his heels. Deciding not to take any chances, Magnum rushes Yatsu with a clothesline that knocks down to the mat as officials swarm over him. Taking advantage of the situation, Backlund rolls the champ up with a schoolboy for the one, two, no! Magnum powers out at the last second and a desperate Backlund runs straight into a suplex. Magnum, T.A. defeats Bob Backlund in 25:25 by pinfall after a belly-to-belly suplex to retain the WWF Heavyweight Championship
  10. Scarlet-Left

    AWA World Wrestling Federation

    Results will specify a finish going forward. Stan Stasiak defeated David Sammartino with a full nelson hold. I also agree that the featured match on a Superstars episode should get a write-up. Stay tuned for Saturday Night's Main Event XIV!
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    AWA World Wrestling Federation

    WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 6 - 24th of October, 1984 - Roundup Show Advertised Match: Magnum, T.A. & Rocky Johnson versus Bob Backlund & Pat Patterson After the typical snazzy video package, the show immediately cuts to the opening match... Stan Stasiak defeats David Sammartino in 12:51 by submission The commentators discuss the events of the match and David Sammartino's unfortunately poor performance. Afterwards, they discuss the events of the previous episode of Superstars and the controversy related to Pat Patterson's interference in Rocky Johnson's title defence. They hype up the featured match and air an interview of Johnson, conducted after the previous week's events but prior to tonight's match. Gene Okerlund opens the interview: "Now, Mister Johnson you have been savagely attacked by your former tag team partner Pat Patterson on two separate occasions. Many of your fans are outraged, not to mention officials within the WWF. What do you think an appropriate punishment would be for his actions?" "No, I'm not about that. Brother, I understand what Pat's game plan is. He wants to make everyone think I'm ducking him. He wants to shame me into putting my title on the line." Johnson strikes a darker tone: "Well, I for one, know who oughta' be ashamed ... and it ain't me. I won't duck, I won't dodge and I sure as hell won't give Pat the satisfaction, brother. I still don't think you deserve a title shot Pat, but I'll let you get one ... on my terms. At Saturday Night's Main Event ... at the Nassau Coliseum ... you'll stay at home. I'll whoop Jesse Ventura, fair and square, with no interference. Only then will I give you a title shot. And as long as I'm putting something on the line when I don't need to, brother, you're gonna' have to put your career on the line. You get one last shot at relevance and, when you come up short, you never wrestle again! What do ya' say to that, Pat?!" The commentators consider the interview. "Stunning words from Rocky Johnson, our television champion. As he said, scheduled for this Saturday, at the Nassau Coliseum, he goes one on one with Jesse Ventura. But that's not all, in our main event we have Magnum, T.A. in his first ever title defence, a rematch against Bob Backlund, and the Road Warriors challenge the Rougeaus for their tag team titles. You don't wanna miss it! Now, let's get to our featured match!" Bob Backlund & Pat Patterson defeat Magnum, T.A. & Rocky Johnson in 24:49 when Bob Backlund pinned Rocky Johnson
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    Is WWE redeemable?

    I've been thinking about scheduling and television. If we accept that a company can book a two-hour weekly A show and a one-hour weekly B show, then why is WWE struggling? RAW and Smackdown should be booked like separate entities, with their own feuds and angles and so on. The only major hurdle after that is RAW's third hour but that should've been fixed with the cruiserweights (who could've been booked like a miniature third brand, by their own "writing" team). Then, when the PPVs come around, you should be struggling to find time rather than fill it.
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    1985 Rookie/Georgia Draft

    The WWF has already withdrawn.
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    1985 Rookie/Georgia Draft

    WWF selects The Cobra (George Takano) to close round seven and Ted Arcidi to open round eight and withdraws from the draft.
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    AWA World Wrestling Federation

    WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 3 - 3rd of October, 1984 - Roundup Show Advertised Match: An Over-the-Top-Rope Battle Royal featuring Andre the Giant and Yoshiaki Yatsu A snazzy video package opens the show, with clipped footage from the most recent Saturday Night's Main Event. Rather than rundown the featured matches, Vince McMahon instead moves us onto what was initially supposed to be an interview with Rocky Johnson: "Well ladies and gentlemen just hours ago a scheduled interview with television champion Rocky Johnson was interrupted by the appearance of Pat Patterson. Astonishing scenes ... let's take a look." Johnson is standing in front of a curtain being interviewed by Gene Okerlund. "You know something ugh!" A chair shot rattles across his back and he falls forward, causing the camera to back up. Okerlund flinches out of frame as Pat Patterson raises the chair for a strike on the, now prone, champion. "What kind of a guy am I, huh?!" A third strike elicits a cry of pain from Johnson. "What kind of a guy am I?!" A mob of agents and referees soon appear and tear the chair from Patterson's hands and the footage cuts off. McMahon appears momentarily speechless before moving on. "Whilst a fine is no doubt in order, we will, uh, try to have Pat Patterson explain himself. That will be a live exclusive interview. Before that, though, we have a match to air. It appears that, uh, Stan Stasiak is back in town." Stan Stasiak defeats a local talent in 05:45 by submission Pat Patterson is sitting with McMahon when we return from the match. "Mister Patterson, earlier tonight you savagely attack our television champion Rocky Johnson. Would you be able to explain yourself to our viewers at home?" "Of course I can explain it! Johnson was talking about me like I'm some kind of a chump! Nobody talks like 'dat in our business and just gets away with it. You know, he says dat I'm not at his level, he says 'dat he's got a title to defend, well, I'm telling you he can't beat me! I had objections to what he said, maybe he has objections to what I did. So, let's settle it! Let's have a match, let's see who wasn't really at 'dat level, and let's see if he can keep 'dat title!" With that, the show awkwardly cuts to the next match. Bob Backlund defeats Billy Two Eagles in 08:12 by submission McMahon bridges the footage: "The former champion Bob Backlund's take on all comers policy has not yet seen him be defeated. Now on to our featured bout!" Andre the Giant defeats Chick Donovan, Johnny Rivera, Mike Sharpe, Steve Lombardi, Yoshiaki Yatsu and nine local talents in 27:06 * * * WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 4 - 10th of October, 1984 - Roundup Show Advertised Match: The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) versus The Road Warriors (Road Warrior Hawk & Road Warrior Animal) A snazzy video package opens the show, with clipped footage from the most recent Saturday Night's Main Event, and the commentators (sat in a studio) announce that, in addition to the featured match, viewers will get to see Bob Backlund and an exclusive interview with Rocky Johnson. Bob Backlund defeats Bob Roop in 14:58 by pinfall McMahon leads into the following interview: "Last week we broadcast footage of Pat Patterson's shocking assault on the television champion Rocky Johnson. We also aired Patterson's demand for a title shot. I'm pleased to announce that the champion has recovered from the attack and ... he had an answer for Patterson. Let's hear it." Johnson looks none the worse for wear, fired up even as he rolls his shoulders back and forth before staring into the camera: "Pat Patterson, you made a big mistake brother. What kind of guy are you? You're a punk ... and a coward. You want a match, brother, I'll beat you black and blue. Name a time, name a place, I'm there. Come to the ring with a steel chair in your hands for all I care, 'cause now I'm on alert. Cheap shot tricks won't work on me twice. Here's what I won't do. I won't put the television championship on the line. If you can't get a match set for the title on your own, you don't deserve one. You're at the back of the line as far as I'm concerned. So, what do you say to that?" McMahon seems pleased with that when we come back to the studio: "Well, Rocky Johnson will be defending his television championship next week against Jesse Ventura, so be sure to catch that. Now, let's see how our tag team number one contenders' match played out, shall we?" The Road Warriors (Road Warrior Hawk & Road Warrior Animal) defeat The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) in 27:22 by pinfall * * * WWF Superstars of Wrestling - Episode No. 5 - 17th of October, 1984 - Roundup Show Advertised Match: Rocky Johnson (C) versus Jesse Ventura for the AWA/HBO Television Championship A snazzy video package opens the show, with clipped footage from the most recent Saturday Night's Main Event, and the commentators (sat in a studio) announce that, in addition to the featured match, viewers will get to see "Superstar" Billy Graham and Magnum, T.A. Magnum, T.A., Billy Two Eagles & Barry Horowitz defeat Yoshiaki Yatsu, Shunji Takano & Korstia Korchenko in 11:39 by pinfall The commentators briefly discuss Magnum, T.A.'s initial capture of the world title before moving us on to the next match. "Superstar" Billy Graham defeats Johnny Rodz in 09:31 by pinfall The commentators discuss the recent war of words (and more!) between Rocky Johnson and Pat Patterson before leading into the featured match: "Pat Patterson's demand for a title match, which the champion refused to offer, could've been rendered moot by this match from a few nights ago. Let's watch what happens." Rocky Johnson (C) defeats Jesse Ventura in 16:01 by disqualification and retains the AWA/HBO Television Championship Just as the match begins to kick into high gear, Pat Patterson storms to the ring with a chair in hand, managing to clobber Johnson several times before officials swarm all over the ring. The show ends abruptly during this chaotic scene.
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