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Loved seeing a vintage Southern angle with Magnum TA taking place in the Northeastern area. Given Magnum's appeal, no wonder people in Maryland got angry  at not seeing Magnum wrestle George Steele. Also, big fan of your heel Backlund!

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"The Body" shows up and immediately there is a new threat to both of the singles titles.

Any combination of the Rougeau Brothers have to be a huge threat to the Tag Titles

Good stuff with Steele attacking Magnum backstage!

Backlund/Snuka in the cage at the Garden! Oh man, shit just got real!!

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Rougeaus vs the Samoans.... nice battle at the top of the tag division

Rocky Johnson must have loved knocking out Superstar Graham

I could watch heel Backlund vs Baby face Snuka all day

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Jessie Ventura is back! Great promo and follows it up with a win.

You have made Fleming and Horowitz into one of the hottest tag teams in the game. Holding Robinson and Quinn to a draw is pretty damn impressive. 

Looks like we're heading into a wild Magnum/Animal feud! This is the kind of feud that will make Magnum a superstar here. 

Johnson has some serious momentum going as TV champ, this time defeating the Superstar.

Rougeaus and Albano's monsters has been a crazy feud. The Rougeaus making them bleed shows how tough they are. 

The Snuka/Backlund war continues and in MSG, they will meet in the CAGE!!!! 

 

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Jesse the Body is right where he belongs, a great addition to your territory!

Great way to further build anticipation for Magnum vs. Steele, the crowd will be red hot when gets his hands on Steele!

Great win for the Rougeaus that just further establishes them as big stars here in Worldwide.

Backlund/Snuka in a Cage will very likely sell out the Garden!

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AWA Worldwide touring schedule for 6/10 thru 6/15, 1984...

A Tour (6/10 Englishtown NJ, 6/11 Montreal, 6/12 Bangor ME, 6/15 Concord NH)

  1. Jimmy Snuka vs. John Quinn
  2. Rocky Johnson vs. Jesse Ventura
  3. Andre the Giant vs. Superstar Billy Graham (6/11 only)
  4. Jacques, Raymond, & Armand Rougeau vs. Pierre Lafevbre, Sailor White, & Iron Mike Sharpe (6/11 only)
  5. Superstar Billy Graham vs. Jacques Rougeau
  6. Raymond & Armand Rougeau vs. Pierre Lafevbre & Sailor White
  7. Billy Robinson vs. Tim Horner
  8. Killer Bs vs. Pat Patterson & Rene Goulet
  9. Iron Mike Sharpe vs. Jose Estrada

 

B Tour (6/10 Higganaum CT, 6/11 Hershey PA, 6/12 New York City NY, 6/15 White Plains NY)

  1. Wild Samoans vs. Pedro Morales & Johnny Rivera
  2. Bob Backlund vs. Billy Two Eagles
  3. Andre the Giant vs. Killer Khan (6/12 only)
  4. Magnum TA vs. Yasuyuki Fujii (6/12 only)
  5. Magnum TA vs. Killer Khan
  6. Kamala vs. Jose Gonzales
  7. Mark Fleming & Barry Horowitz vs. Batten Twins
  8. Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. SD Jones
  9. Grizzly Boone vs. Jose Luis Rivera

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Smart move to have Andre appear on the Montreal Forum show. Definitely a ticket booster for that show.

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(6/16/84) Home Box Office, in association with Titan Sports, presents, live from Madison Square Garden, in New York City

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Tonight's slate of professional wrestling action is sanctioned by the American Wrestling Association and the New York State Athletic Commission.

  1. Promos from…
    1. Vince McMahon, announcing that George Steele has been fined $10,000 and suspended by the AWA for his heinous attack on Magnum TA. McMahon is joined by Freddie Blassie, representing Steele, and Magnum. Both men react angrily to the announcement, Blassie insisting it’s not fair and Magnum demanding he be allowed to fight Steele. Magnum makes Blassie an offer – next week, he’ll fight George Steele in a no-DQ match. If Steele wins, Magnum will pay his fine and serve his suspension. If Magnum wins, George Steele must leave AWA Worldwide. Blassie agrees, and McMahon says he’ll get it cleared with the AWA Board.
  2. Batten Twins def. Tim Horner & SD Jones after Brad pinned Horner with a clothesline off the second rope at 3:15.
  3. Magnum TA def. Yasuyuki Fujii at 2:24 with the belly to belly suplex.
  4. Mark Fleming, Barry Horowitz, Bernie Wright, and Dave Morgan def. Billy Robinson, John Quinn, Paul Lefevbre, and Sailor White when Fleming made White submit to the STF at 9:46.
  5. Vince McMahon announces that, starting next week, a special eight team tag tournament will begin. Matches will be held weekly, with the tournament winner to receive a shot at the AWA World Tag Team titles as part of a July prime time special to be held at The Forum in Montreal and broadcast live on HBO.
  6. Billy Two Eagles pinned Yoshiaki Yatsu w/ Arnold Skaaland at 4:14 with a sunset flip.
  7. Pedro Morales & Johnny Rivera def. the Killer Bs w/ Freddie Blassie when Morales made Beefcake submit to a Boston crab at 5:24. After the match, Beefcake is berated and fired by Blassie in mid-ring, and his replacement is introduced – Black Bart! Beefcake protests and is beaten down by Blair and Bart.
  8. Superstar Billy Graham w/ Freddie Blassie def. Rocky Johnson via count out at 9:01. Jesse Ventura attacked Johnson on the outside while Graham held the referee’s attention. Johnson fought back and Ventura ran away when the referee started his count. An enraged Johnson chased after Ventura while Graham raised his arms in victory as the referee’s count reached 10.
  9. Vince McMahon announces that the AWA Board of Directors has approved a special "Lights Out," no disqualification, no count out match between Magnum TA and George "The Animal" Steele for next week's SNME in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
  10. Armand Rougeau pinned Kamala w/ Lou Albano at 5:57 with a small package. 
  11. Andre the Giant def. Killer Khan w/ Lou Albano by DQ at 7:00. Andre had just suplexed Khan and was going for the cover when Kamala and the Samoans charged the ring. All four men attacked Andre, targeting his leg with a variety of attacks, including a steel chair. The three Rougeau brothers ran to Andre’s aid, chasing off Albano’s crew with chairs of their own. The show was stopped briefly as EMTs struggled to find a stretcher large enough to accommodate the injured Giant.
  12. The Wild Samoans w/ Lou Albano © def. Jacques and Raymond Rougeau to retain the AWA International Tag Titles when Afa pinned Jacques at 19:51. Armand was in his brothers’ corner while Kamala and Khan prowled the outside, so the referee was constantly trying to keep all three (four, counting Albano) from interfering in the match. Eventually a distraction from Albano let Khan hook Jacques’ ankle, and Afa blindsided Jacques when he turned to confront Khan, leading to the fall.
  13. Announcement – Andre the Giant has suffered a broken ankle, and is expected to be out at least a month.
  14. Bob Backlund w/ Arnold Skaaland def. Jimmy Snuka © in a steel cage match for the AWA International Title when Backlund escaped the cage at 16:02. Snuka was in control of the match and went for his Superfly splash off the top of the cage, but Backlund moved at the last second and Snuka crashed to the mat. Skaaland immediately demanded the cage door be opened and Backlund crawled out of the cage as a dazed Snuka lunged for his ankle just a moment too late. Backlund is the new AWA International Heavyweight Champion.

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My God, Sherbrooke would've killed in real life to have Magnum TA vs George Steele for SNME! Bob Backlund finally did it! New International Heavyweight Champion. He'll be awfully tough to beat!

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Awesome show here.  

My favorite was that it took Kamala, Khan and the Samoans to take him out.  Hope for a fast recovery.

Blassie seems to have a strong hold on controlling Worldwide but there is a good stable of Baby Faces in hot pursuit with Magnum being the lead dog.

Snuka-Backlund in a cage would be something the fans never forget.

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Lot's of great action going down in the WWF! 

That Magnum/Steele Lights out match will be epic! 

Beefcake is out and Black Bart is in. Beefcake might turn into a top face after this. 

Ventura costs Johnson his match with Superstar. Cant wait for the next Johnson/Ventura match! I can just see Johnson unloading his lightning jabs on Ventura. 

It took 4 monsters to do it but they break Andre's ankle. They better watch out when the angry Giant comes back! 

Backlund wins the title!!! After a wild cage match, Backlund barely escapes and walks away the winner. Really loved this chase. 

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