• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 17, 1985) – WWF All-Star Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All-Star Wrestling’.
This episode was taped at the Brantford Civic Centre in Brantford, Ontario, Canada and fearued matches & interviews on the road to WWF The Wrestling Classic.
You can find the card below:
John Rizzo & Frank Marconi vs. Junkyard Dog & George “the Animal” Steele
Terry Funk vs. Brian Mackney
Bigfoot & Steve Lombardi vs. The Killer Bees
AJ Petruzzi vs. Ricky Steamboat
Gary Starr & SD “Special Delivery” Jones vs. Jim “the Anvil” Neidhart & Bret “Hitman” Hart
Tiger Chung Lee vs. Hulk Hogan
• “He didn’t know how to do anything!” – Bret Hart On His 1st Match With Hulk Hogan
While speaking on Confessions Of The Hitman, two time WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart discussed his first encounter with Hulk Hogan and how he helped Hogan when he started wrestling.
Below is what The Hitman said:
“I knew Hulk from Japan. I wrestled him in Atlanta, Georgia when I first started. I actually helped him a lot when he first started with wrestling. I worked with him every night. We’d wrestle for about 30 seconds and then I’d lost in a bear hug. He didn’t know how to do anything! I think at that time he could barely walk into the ring and he didn’t know how to hit the ropes or anything.
It’s easy stuff to do strongman stuff. It’s like, pretty elementary stuff. Hulk Hogan could do a good bodyslam, a good clothesline and a bear hug. And that’s his match back then anyway. And he improved slightly by the time he got to WWF.
I remember trying to get him to come up to Calgary and he’d always tell me through his career when I was in [WWF], he’d always tell me, ‘I wished I had gone up to Calgary now. That’s what I’m missing. I don’t have the wrestling skills like you guys got. To be honest, we had to work harder and it made us better wrestlers.
I remember me and Dynamite Kid, in a million ways, we were far superior wrestlers than many of the wrestlers who were big names then, but on the talking part, we couldn’t even lace their boots up.
I remember Hogan would give me goosebumps up my arms when I’m sitting in the room listening to him about the pythons and the ‘let me tell you something, brother’.”
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