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  1. 2/3 Falls match going roughly 25 minutes. Holy lord, King Kong Taverne is a massive, massive man. Big, bald, hairy, built like a gorilla, he had the quintessential look of a guy you don‘t want to piss off. Delaporte, in the span of 7 days, goes from hated prick to almost a comical babyface as he tries not to get squished by the mighty Taverne. Some really amusing cat and mouse play and Delaporte going for clean wrestling holds ensue. This is our first taste of Delaporte in a singles match and he looks like a really good character worker allowing both his charisma and ability to shine. Taverne, despite his size, is quite good both at scurrying out of positions aswell as stooging and working sequences. He also just runs over Delaporte when he tries to get cute and throw punches, then makes sure to forearm him in the face in the ropes. Delaporte soon gets what‘s coming to him as Taverne locks on the mother of all bearhugs before throwing Delaporte like he was 20 pounds for the fall. The match took a drastic turn in the 2nd fall, as an overzealous Taverne misses a few charges, banging his head against the steel post and flying out of the ring. Before soon Delaporte is at him just trying to rip his eye out, biting and attacking a blinded King Kong with nasty forearms and punches to the face. Quite a return to form for Delaporte to go back to being such a violent prick. Before soon he has forearmed the referee and the match is thrown out. I am going to assume that French wrestling was booked like US studio wrestling except the matches were longer, because I can see this setting up the most epic arena brawl ever for Taverne to get his revenge on Delaporte. We don‘t have such a match, and Taverne only shows up once more which seems to be the theme of this French footage, we have hundreds of matches of great forgotten workers going 20-30 minutes and it‘s still not enough. Atleast we‘ll have plenty more Delaporte, maybe we‘ll see him meeting the guy to give him his comeuppance on TV for once. The ultra vicious streak he showed in this match was some of the most intense wrestling I‘ve seen in a while for sure.
  2. WWF All Star Wrestling Aired July 26, 1980 (Taped July 9, 1980) Hamburg, PA No review yet. Ken Patera vs Angelo Gomez Pedro Morales vs Baron Mikel Scicluna Rick Martel vs Kid Sharkey Handicap Match: Hulk Hogan vs Lindsey Lyle & Steve King The Hangman vs Fred Marzino Bold matches are PWO recommended.
  3. WWF Championship Wrestling Aired July 26, 1980 (Taped July 8, 1980) Allentown, PA No review yet. Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) vs Rene Goulet & Rick McGraw Rick Martel vs Lindsey Lyle Angel Marvilla vs Kid Sharkey Larry Zbyszko vs Steve King Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales vs Tor Kamata & Jose Estrada Hulk Hogan vs Tony Colon Bold matches are PWO recommended.
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    1980-07-26-WWF-PRISM

    WWF on PRISM July 26, 1980 Philadelphia, PA No review yet. Larry Sharpe vs Rick McGraw Tor Kamata vs Angel Marvilla Rene Goulet vs Sika Larry Zbyskzo vs Ivan Putski WWF World Title: Bob Backlund (c) vs Ken Patera Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant 2/3 Falls: Fabulous Moolah & Beverly Shade vs Kandi Malloy & Peggy Lee Pedro Morales vs Afa Bold matches are PWO recommended.
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