Post by An Old Villain on Aug 25, 2013 1:43:13 GMT -5
Ive recently been catching up on a lot of old "jobber shows", and by doing so I have found some hidden gems that I did not know existed. Its always an added bonus to see a future star, or two, before they put it all together but one of the bigger rewards of looking back on these shows is seeing the promotions take shots at each other. At this point I think most of us are aware that HHH was in WCW, the WWF did the 'Billionaire Ted' skits, WCW spoiled a few RAWs, and Road Warrior Hawk was ECW before ECW was the ECW we know and love... this thread is for the (maybe) slightly less known 'things' that popped up in the old days.
Post by El Pollo Guerrera on Aug 25, 2013 5:28:14 GMT -5
The "Classic Memphis Wrestling" set of DVDs had a metric ton of "that happened?" moments throughout it... I remember my mind being blown after seeing a match between Jerry Lawler, Terry Taylor and Steve Keirn vs. Koko Ware, Bobby Eaton and Kamala the Ugandan giant.
Here's a classic bit of footage... Randy Savage piledriving Ricky Morton through a table (possibly the first time this happened on TV?):
Post by Bad News Day Rocks on Aug 25, 2013 7:33:34 GMT -5
Damn, they found Continental footage?!! I thought most of the footage David Woods owned was destroyed.
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Post by ambrose_fan on Aug 25, 2013 12:42:28 GMT -5
There numerous examples of guys showing up on WWF/E television as extras before they're an official part of the main roster. I can't think of specific examples at the moment but I know there's a lot of them, especially over the past decade or so.
Post by turkeysandwich on Aug 25, 2013 16:45:01 GMT -5
This has always been odd to me, Lou Thesz had a run in Memphis in the late 70's-early 80's when he was in his mid-60's. But kinda just wrestled as one of the guys, not really a main eventer outside of a few tag matches, just kind of a mid-card guy wrestling in a territory, not some special attraction like you'd think. It just doesn't look right seeing him wrestling in the Memphis WMC studios against some jobber in 1980.