WWF All American Wrestling (1983)

WWF All American Wrestling 9/4/83 (1st episode)
Bob Backlund vs Superstar Graham, MSG, 2/20/78 (JIP – Backlund wins WWF World title)
Bob Backlund vs Ken Patera, MSG, 1/21/80 (JIP)
Bob Backlund vs Adrian Adonis, Philly, 3/20/82 (JIP)
Bob Backlund vs Jesse Ventura, MSG, 3/14/82 (JIP – Ivan Putski is ref)
Bob Backlund vs Buddy Rose, MSG, 8/30/82 (JIP)
Bob Backlund vs Swede Hanson, WWF TV, 9/82 (JIP – Superstar comes to ringside and destroys Backlund’s title belt. Backlund crying is not shown here.)
Bob Backlund vs Superstar Graham, MSG, 12/28/82 (JIP – Lumberjack match)
Bob Backlund vs Don Muraco, MSG, 3/20/83 (clips – Texas Death – finish not shown)
Bob Backlund vs Iron Mike Sharpe, Philly, 4/30/83 (JIP)
Bob Backlund vs Ivan Koloff, Philly, 6/4/83 (JIP)
Interview w/Bob Backlund

WWF All American Wrestling 9/11/83 (2nd episode)
Jimmy Snuka vs Jeff Craney, WWF TV, 1/25/82 (Snuka’s WWF debut)
Jimmy Snuka vs Bob Backlund, MSG, 6/28/82 (JIP infamous cage match)
Rogers Corner w/Jimmy Snuka & Lou Albano, WWF TV, 10/9/82
Jimmy Snuka vs Ray Stevens, WWF TV, 10/9/82 (Stevens & Albano attack Snuka before
the match – Stevens piledrives Jimmy on the concrete.)
Jimmy Snuka vs Ray Stevens, MSG, 12/28/82
Jimmy Snuka/Don Muraco Brawl, WWF, 5/31/83
Jimmy Snuka vs Don Muraco, Philly, 8/13/83 (Swede Hanson is the ref)
Interview w/Jimmy Snuka

WWF All American Wrestling 9/18/83 (3rd episode)
Interview w/Andre the Giant (Andre standing on box interview)
Andre the Giant vs Johnny Rodz & Jose Estrada
Andre the Giant & Rick McGraw vs Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito, MSG, 3/14/82 (2/3 Falls)
Andre the Giant vs Hulk Hogan, MSG, 9/22/80 (JIP – Gorilla Monsoon guest ref – EXCLUSIVE)
Andre the Giant tries the $10,000 Big John Bodyslam Challenge
Andre the Giant vs Big John Studd, Cap Centre, 4/23/83 (JIP)

Tito Santana vs Mr. Fuji, Philly, 8/13/83 (JIP)
Samoans vs Jay & Jules Strongbow, 3/8/83 (Samoans win WWF tag title)
Hulk Hogan, Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell vs Jesse Ventura, Ken Patera & Bobby Heenan, AWA, 3/13/83
Iron Sheik vs Ray Coutu, 10/4/83
Sgt. Slaughter “On Maneuvers”
Butch Reed vs Magnum TA, Mid-South (Reed kicks out of TA’s belly-to-belly)

Masked Superstar clips
Masked Superstar vs Eddie Gilbert, 8/23/83 (Superstar “breaks” Gilbert’s neck)
David Schultz vs Buck Zumhoffe, AWA
Sgt. Slaughter vs Swede Hanson, MSG, 7/30/83 (Swede takes the Cobra Clutch for 3 minutes!)
Andre the Giant, Ivan Putski, Jay Strongbow & Rocky Johnson vs Samoans & Big John Studd, Philly, 7/16/83 (3/5 Falls – JIP)
Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel vs Golden Boy Gray & Tom Lintz, Mid-Atlantic, 1983

Jimmy Snuka vs Buddy Rose, MSG, 1/22/83 (JIP – Snuka slips trying a springboard splash)
Andre the Giant vs Big John Studd, Los Angeles, 8/29/83 (Bodyslam match – Ending only)
Mil Mascaras vs Johnny Rodz
Bob Backlund vs Iron Mike Sharpe, Philly, 4/30/83 (JIP)
Jos LeDuc vs Bruce Walkup, CWF
Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson vs Butcher Vachon & Tony Colon, 9/13/83
Sonny Boy & Poncho Boy vs Butch Cassidy & Tiger Jackson, MSG

Interview w/Eddie Gilbert re: his injured neck
Tiger Chung Lee vs SD Jones, MSG, 10/17/83
Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell vs Mike Brown & Freddy Peliquin, AWA (2/3 Falls)
Don Muraco vs Jay Strongbow, Philly, 9/24/83
Interview w/Butch Reed, Mid-South re: recent heel leanings
Butch Reed vs Hacksaw Duggan, Mid-South, 3/21/83 (“Battle of the Hacksaws” – clips)
Ivan Koloff vs Bob Clement, 10/4/83 (After the match, Koloff confronts Pat Patterson)

WWF All American 10/30/83
Tony Atlas v. Killer Kahn
Mike Rotundo v. Jim Haley
Tito Santana v. Iron Mike Sharpe
Masked Superstar v. jobber

WWF All American 11/6/83
Mil Mascaras v. Moondog Spot
Jimmy Snuka v. Bob Bradley
Wild Samoans v. The Invaders (I always loved watching the Invaders wrestle.)
Rocky Johnson v. Butcher Paul Vachon
Iron Shiek v. Jeff Craney
Junkyard Dog v. Boris Zukoff
Kerry Von Erich v. Buddy Roberts



8/28/83 – debut episode; featured Vince McMahon as the host; the episode focused on WWF World Champion Bob Backlund, with all matches joined in progress – vs. Superstar Billy Graham (2/20/78; Madison Square Garden), vs. Ken Patera (1/21/80; Madison Square Garden), vs. Adrian Adonis (3/20/82; Spectrum), vs. Jesse Ventura (3/14/82; Madison Square Garden), vs. Buddy Rose (8/30/82), vs. Swede Hanson (9/14/82; Allentown, PA), vs. Graham (12/28/82; Madison Square Garden), vs. Iron Mike Sharpe (4/30/83; Spectrum), and vs. Ivan Koloff (6/4/83; Spectrum); featured a clip from the Backlund vs. WWF IC Champion Don Muraco match from the 3/20/83 Madison Square Garden event; included a closing segment in which McMahon conducted a studio interview with Backlund

9/4/83 – the episode focused on Jimmy Snuka; included the Snuka / WWF IC Champion Don Muraco brawl from the 6/18/83 Championship Wrestling episode; featured Vince McMahon conducting a closing studio interview with Snuka:
– Jimmy Snuka (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) vs. Jeff Craney with the splash off the top at 2:58; after the bout, Craney was taken out on a stretcher (Snuka’s debut) (1/26/82; Allentown, PA)
– WWF World Champion Bob Backlund vs. Jimmy Snuka in a steel cage match at 15:10 by avoiding a lunge from the challenger and escaping through the door after Snuka missed a splash off the top of the cage; prior to the match, Vince McMahon conducted ringside interviews with Steve Travis and Freddie Blassie and announced Andre the Giant would face Blackjack Mulligan the following month in a Texas Death Match; before the bout, Capt. Lou Albano escorted Snuka and Arnold Skaaland escorted Backlund to the ring; rules for the bout stated the winner could only win by escaping through the door; voted Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Match of the Year (The Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80s, Legends of Wrestling: Hulk Hogan and Bob Backlund) (6/28/82; Madison Square Garden)
– Jimmy Snuka fought Ray Stevens (w/ Freddie Blassie) to a no contest when Capt. Lou Albano came out during the introductions and attacked Snuka; Stevens then assaulted Snuka from behind, bloodied him, and twice dropped him with a piledriver on the concrete floor; moments later, Snuka was taken backstage on a stretcher (10/5/82; Allentown, PA)
– Jimmy Snuka vs. Ray Stevens via count-out at 6:50 after Snuka threw Stevens into the corner, with Stevens then falling out to the floor and not being able to meet the referee’s 10-count; after the bout, Snuka again knocked Stevens to the floor (Best of Confidential Vol. 1) (12/28/82; Madison Square Garden)
– Jimmy Snuka vs. WWF IC Champion Don Muraco via count-out at 11:24 when Muraco left ringside; Swede Hanson was the guest referee for the bout (8/13/83; Spectrum)

9/11/83 – the episode focused on Andre the Giant; featured footage of Vince McMahon conducting an empty arena interview with Andre from 1979, where Andre stood on a box to make himself appear that much taller than McMahon; included the Andre vs. Big John Studd bodyslam challenge from the 2/26/83 Championship Wrestling:
– Andre the Giant vs. Johnny Rodz & Jose Estrada in a handicap match at 4:58 by pinning both at the same time after Rodz dived off the top and landed on his partner when Andre moved out of the way; moments earlier, Andre hit a boot to the face and a splash on Estrada (2/16/83; Hamburg, PA)
– Rick McGraw & Andre the Giant vs. WWF Tag Team Champions Mr. Saito & Mr. Fuji in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match; fall #1: the challengers won via disqualification (3/14/82; Madison Square Garden)
– Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan at 12:18 when Hogan failed a slam attempt and guest referee Gorilla Monsoon made a fast count; prior to the match, Hogan was escorted ringside by Freddie Blassie; just before the finish, Hogan successfully slammed Andre (9/22/80; Madison Square Garden) (Hulk Hogan: The Unreleased Archives)
– Andre the Giant fought Big John Studd to a double disqualification at 23:14 (9/23/83; Capital Centre)

– WWF IC Champion Don Muraco vs. Salvatore Bellomo

– Tito Santana vs. Mr. Fugi at 11:04 with a crossbody off the top (8/13/83; Philadelphia Spectrum)
– The Wild Samoans (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) vs. WWF Tag Team Champions Jules & Chief Jay Strongbow to win the titles at 5:52 when Sika vs. Jules after a double clothesline and a Samoan Drop (3/8/83; Allentown, PA) (Tag Team Champions)
– Hulk Hogan, Jim Brunzell, & Greg Gagne vs. Ken Patera, Jesse Ventura, & Bobby Heenan when Hogan vs. Heenan with the legdrop (AWA – 3/13/83; St. Paul, MN)
– The Iron Sheik (w/ Freddie Blassie) vs. Ray Coutu via submission with the Camel Clutch at 2:49 (9/13/83; Allentown, PA)
– North American Heavyweight Champion Butch Reed vs. Magnum TA with a clothesline (Mid-South – 7/27/83; Shreveport, LA)

– Andre the Giant & Jimmy Snuka vs. the Wild Samoans at 12:51 when Snuka vs. Sika with a splash off Andre’s shoulders following a boot to the face by Andre; prior to the bout, Capt. Lou Albano escored the Samoans to the ring while Buddy Rogers escorted Snuka & Andre (2/18/83; Madison Square Garden) (Andre the Giant VHS, Andre the Giant DVD)
– Ron Bass vs. Ray Harris (Championship Wrestling from Florida)
– Kevin Von Erich vs. Jimmy Garvin (WCCW)
– Don Muraco vs. WWF IC Champion Pedro Morales to win the title at 11:34 when the champion’s injured knee gave out as he attempted a slam, with Morales falling on top for the pin (Morales’ first pinfall loss at MSG in 18 years) (1/22/83; Madison Square Garden) (Best of the WWF Vol. 2, History of the Intercontinental Title)
– The Invaders vs. ?

– The Masked Superstar (w/ the Grand Wizard) vs. Eddie Gilbert at 2:58 after two corkscrew neckbreakers; after the bout, Superstar hit a third neckbreaker on the floor; moments later, Gilbert was attended to by Dr. George Zahorian (9/18/83; Allentown, PA)
– David Schultz vs. Buck Zumhoff with the tombstone (AWA – 8/28/83; St. Paul, MN)
– Sgt. Slaughter (w/ the Grand Wizard) vs. Swede Hanson via submission with the Cobra Clutch at 9:44 (7/30/83; Madison Square Garden)
– Andre the Giant, Ivan Putski, Chief Jay Strongbow, & Rocky Johnson vs. Big John Studd, Samula, & WWF Tag Team Champions the Wild Samoans in a Best 3 out of 5 falls match, 3-1; fall #1: Studd’s team was disqualified at 5:13 when all members of the team began fighting in the ring; fall #2: Sika vs. Strongbow at the 46-second mark following a standing and falling headbutt; fall #3: Strongbow vs. Afa at the 23-second mark following a boot to the face from Andre as Andre stood on the ring apron; fall #4: Andre’s team won at 2:46 when Andre vs. Samula with a boot and sit-down splash as Samula came off the middle turnbuckle (The Best of the WWF Vol. 5) (7/16/83; Philadelphia Spectrum)
– Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel vs. Tom Lintz & Jerry Grey when McDaniel vs. Lintz (Mid-Atlantic; Worldwide – 9/3/83)

– Jimmy Snuka (w/ Buddy Rogers) vs. Buddy Rose (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) at 15:26 with the splash off the top (1/22/83; Madison Square Garden)
– Andre the Giant vs. Big John Studd in a $10,000 bodyslam match; after the bout, Andre threw the money out to the crowd until he was attacked by Studd (8/29/83; Los Angeles, CA)
– Pancho Boy & Sonny Boy Hayes vs. Farmer Pete & Butch Cassidy at 3:02 when Hayes vs. Cassidy with a dropkick after Jackson accidentally dropkicked his partner (3/20/83; Madison Square Garden)

– Tiger Chung Lee (w/ Freddie Blassie) vs. SD Jones at 8:41 with an enzuiguri (10/17/83; Madison Square Garden)
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell vs. Mike Brown & Puppy Dog Peloquin in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0; fall #1: Brunzell vs. Brown after a dropkick; fall #2: Peloquin submitted to Gagne’s sleeper (AWA All Star Wrestling – aired 9/11/83; Minneapolis, MN)
– WWF IC Champion Don Muraco vs. Chief Jay Strongbow at 7:12 with a clothesline after breaking out of the sleeper (9/24/83; Philadelphia Spectrum)
– Butch Reed vs. Jim Duggan with a running shoulderblock (Mid-South – 3/21/83; New Orleans, LA)
– Ivan Koloff (w/ Freddie Blassie) vs. Bob Clement at the 59-second mark with a kneedrop off the top; after the match, Ivan went to the announcer’s table and requested Pat Patterson interview him; moments later, Patterson said American wrestlers were just as good as Koloff, with Koloff then hitting Patterson and Patterson chasing him backstage (9/14/83; Hamburg, PA)

– Tony Atlas vs. Killer Khan via count-out at 9:49 when Khan walked out of the match after sustaining a gorilla press slam (10/19/81; Madison Square Garden)
– Southern Heavyweight Champion Mike Rotundo vs. Jim Haley (Championship Wrestling from Florida)
– Tito Santana fought Iron Mike Sharpe to a 20-minute time limit draw (10/17/83; Madison Square Garden)
– The Masked Superstar (w/ the Grand Wizard) vs. Pete Sanchez with the swinging neckbreaker at 4:36 (8/3/83; Hamburg, PA)
– NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. Bill Howard & the Magic Dragon when Steamboat vs. Howard with the crossbody off the top (10/19/83; Shelby, NC)

– Mil Mascaras vs. Moondog King (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) at 8:14 with a crossbody off the top (4/6/81; Madison Square Garden)
– Jimmy Snuka vs. Bob Bradley at 4:44 with a headbutt off the top (8/3/83; Hamburg, PA)
– WWF Tag Team Champions the Wild Samoans (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) fought the Invaders to a double disqualification at 8:52 when both teams began brawling in the ring, with Albano entering the ring and being hit with a double dropkick from the Invaders (10/5/83; Hamburg, PA)
– Rocky Johnson vs. Butcher Vachon following two dropkicks (10/5/83; Hamburg, PA)
– The Iron Sheik (w/ Freddie Blassie) vs. Jeff Craney via submission with the Camel Clutch at 2:15 (9/14/83; Hamburg, PA)
– The Junkyard Dog vs. Boris Zhukov with a powerslam (Mid-South)
– Kevin Von Erich vs. Buddy Roberts with a crossbody off the top (WCCW)

– WWF Women’s Champion the Fabulous Moolah vs. Penny Mitchell at 6:06 (10/4/83; Allentown, PA)
– Tony Garea vs. Iron Mike Sharpe (10/4/83; Allentown, PA)

– Chief Jay Strongbow fought Tiger Chung Lee to a 10-minute (10/26/83; Hamburg, PA)
– The Iron Sheik (w/ Freddie Blassie) vs. Salvatore Bellomo at 6:20 with a gutwrench suplex (11/15/83; Allentown, PA)

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