WWF on TBS – World Championship Wrestling

On Saturday, July 14, 1984, Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation took over the time slot on Superstation WTBS that had been home to Georgia Championship Wrestling (GCW) and its flagship weekly program, World Championship Wrestling, for 12 years. McMahon’s purchase led to a longstanding rivalry between himself and WTBS owner Ted Turner, who later bought GCW’s successor, Jim Crockett Promotions, and formed his own company under the World Championship Wrestling name. Hosted by Freddie Miller, McMahon replaced the exciting, Gordon Solie-hosted studio wrestling with matches from their syndicated programs, All-Star (Maple Leaf) Wrestling and Championship Wrestling, as well as matches from house shows in arenas across North America. This translated into a ratings disaster for WTBS, who insisted that McMahon produce a wrestling program with matches originating from Georgia. In March 1985, in the weeks leading up to the original Wrestlemania, the name of the program reverted back to Georgia Championship Wrestling and was hosted by Freddie Miller and Gorilla Monsoon with matched taped at WTBS studios in Atlanta, GA. This experiment lasted until April, when McMahon sold his WTBS time slots to Jim Crockett. Prior to this, WWF was one of three wrestling promotions airing on WTBS, as Ole Anderson’s Championship Wrestling from Georgia and Bill Watt’s Mid South Wrestling were given time slots on the superstation.

WWF – 1984/07/14 – “BLACK SATURDAY” (WWE 24-7)
Black Saturday is the name given by wrestling fans on July 14, 1984, when Vince McMahon and his World Wrestling Federation took over the Saturday night time slots on Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) that had been home to Georgia Championship Wrestling.
01. Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch vs. Nick DiCarlo & SD Jones
02. Jesse Ventura vs. Chris Curtis
03. Iron Sheik vs. Ron Hutchison
04. John Studd vs. Bobo Brazil
Running Time: 45 minutes – Source: SAT TV

BLACK SATURDAY – WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION ON TBS
07-14-84
1. Show begins with an introduction of the morning’s show by Vince McMahon Jr.
2. WWF Tag Team Champions: Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdock v. S.D. “Special Delivery” Jones & Nick DeCarlo
3. Interview between “Mean” Gene Okerlund and George “the Animal” Steel w/ Mr. Fuji
4. Jesse “the Body” Ventura v. Chris Curtis
5. Int – B. Brian Blair
6. Int – Alexis Smirnoff
7. The Iron Sheik (w/ Ayatollah Fred Blassie) v. Ron Hutcheson
8. Big John Studd vs. Bobo Brazil
9. Interview between “Mean” Gene Okerlund & “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff on why he calls himself Mr. Wonderful”

WWF ON TBS 7/15/84
1. Hulk Hogan v. Jerry Valiant
2. Int – Magnificent Muraco & Mr. Fuji
3. Bob Orton v. Terry Daniels
4. George “The Animal” Steele v. Steve Lombardi
5. Hulk Hogan & Andre the Giant v. Murdoch, Adonis & Big John Studd

WWF ON TBS 8/4/84
1. Spoiler v. jobber
2. Wild Samoans v. Rene Goulet & Bobby Parliament (The Samoans are babyfaces now.)
3. Kamala v. jobber
4. Int – Ken Patera
5. Nikolai Volkoff v. SD Jones
6. Int – Lou Albano & Fabulous Moolah

WWF “World Championship Wrestling on TBS”
August 4, 1984
(8/84-Poughkeepsie, NY) The Spoiler vs Jeff Lang (David Wolf on Commentary announces that The Freebirds are coming to the WWF) (Int Shiek & Blassie)
(8/84-Poughkeepsie, NY) Wild Samoans vs Rene Goulet & Robbie Parliment (Int Bob Orton)
(8/84-Poughkeepsie, NY) Kamala vs Steve Lombardi (Int Ken Patera)
(8/84-Poughkeepsie, NY) Nikoli Volkoff vs SD Jones (Int Moolah & Albano)

WWF ON TBS 9/29/84
WWF on TBS, World Championship Wrestling from Sept 1984
Sgt. Slaughter is the guest host alongside Freddie Miller
Brutus Beefcake vs. Salvatore Bellomo
Nikolai Volkoff vs. Chief Jay Strongbow
Junkyard Dog Interview
WWF IC Champ Tito Santana Interview
Ken Patera vs. Rick McGraw
Andre the Giant Interview
David Schultz vs. SD Jones
Greg Valentine vs. Jose Luis Rivera

WWF ON TBS 12/22/84
1. JYD v. Bobby Bass
2. Iron Shiek v. jobber
3. Ken Patera & Big John Studd v. Bob & Joe Marcus
4. Moondogs v. jobbers
5. Mike Rotundo v. Rene Goulet
6. Spoiler v. Tony Atlas

WWF “World Championship Wrestling on TBS”
December 22, 1984
1. (11/19/84-Hamilton, Ontario) Junkyard Dog vs Bobby Bass
2. (11/19/84-Hamilton, Ontario) Iron Shiek vs Frank Marconi
3. (11/19/84-Hamilton, Ontario) Big John Studd & Ken Patera vs Bob & Joe Marcus
4. (11/19/84-Hamilton, Ontario) The Moondogs vs Brian MacNey & Nick Decarlo
5. (11/19/84-Hamilton, Ontario) Mike Rotundo vs Renee Goulet
6. (11/19/84-Hamilton, Ontario) The Spoiler vs Tony Atlas

WWF ON TBS 1/5/85
1. Nikolai Volkoff v. Bob Marcus
2. Int – Iron Sheik
3. Blackjack Mulligan v. jobber
4. Andre the Giant & SD Jones v. Ken Patera & Big John Studd (After the match, STUDD & PATERA SHAVE ANDRE’S HEAD!)
5. Tito Santana v. Bobby Bass
6. Hulk Hogan v. Terry Gibbs
7. Moondogs v. jobbers
8. Greg Valentine v. jobber

WWF “World Championship Wrestling on TBS”
1/5/85
1. (10/8/84-Hamilton, Ontario) Nikoli Vulkoff vs Bob Marcus (Int Blassie & Shiek)
2. (10/30/84-Hamilton, Ontario) Blackjack Mulligan vs Ted Grizzley
3. (11/13/84-Poughkeepsie, NY) Big John Studd & Ken Patera vs Andre The Giant & SD Jones (Andre Gets Haircut)
4. (Hamilton, Ontario) Tito Santana vs Bobby Bass
5. (Hamilton, Ontario) Hulk Hogan vs Terry Gibbs
6. (Hamilton, Ontario) Moondogs vs Muhammad Saad & Jim Powers
7. (Hamilton, Ontario) Greg Valentine vs Ron Hutchinson

WWF ON TBS 1/6/85
1. Windham & Rotundo v. Charlie Fulton & Rusty Brooks
2. Int – Bobby Heenan & Big John Studd
3. Murdoch & Adonis v. Sal Bellomo & Paul Roma
4. Tito Santana v. jobber
5. Int – Blackjack Mulligan
6. Ken Patera & Big John Studd v. jobbers
7. Blackjack Reynolds v. jobber
8. Int – JYD
9. JYD v. Rusty Brooks

WWF “World Championship Wrestling on TBS”
1/6/85 – Best of World Championship Wrestling
1. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs Rusty Brooks & Charlie Fulton (Int Heenan & Studd)
2. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Paul Roma & Salvatore Bellomo vs Adrian Adonis & Dick Murduch
3. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Tito Santana vs Paul Kelly (Int Blackjack Mulligan) (Clips Andre after Haircut)
4. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Aldo Marino & Jim Powers vs Big John Studd & Ken Patera
5. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Blackjack Mulligan vs RT Reynolds (Int Junkyard Dog)
6. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Junkyard Dog vs Rusty Brooks

WWF ON TBS 1/19/85
1. Jack & Jerry Brisco v. jobbers
2. Windham & Rotundo v. jobbers
3. Ken Patera & Big John Studd v. jobbers
4. Hulk Hogan v. Johnny Rodz
5. Pipers Pit – Tito Santana
6. George Wells v. jobbers
7. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff v. jobbers

WWF “World Championship Wrestling on TBS”
1/19/85
1. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Jack & Jerry Brisco vs Gino Carabello & Dave Barbie
2. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs RT Reynolds & Mr X
3. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Big John Studd & Ken Patera vs Aldo Marino & Jim Powers (Int Andre)
4. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Hulk Hogan vs Johnny Rodz (Piper’s Pit – Tito Santana)
5. (Poughkeepsie, NY) George Wells vs Paul Kelly
6. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Iron Shiek & Nikoli Volkoff vs Mario Mancini & Steve Lombardi

WWF ON TBS 1/20/85
1. JYD v. Terry Gibbs
2. Paul Orndorff v. jobber
3. Tony Atlas v. jobber
4. Big John Studd v. jobber
5. Int – Andre the Giant & Blackjack Mulligan
6. Jimmy Snuka v. jobber
7. Ivan Putski v. jobber
8. Moondogs v. jobbers

WWF “World Championship Wrestling on TBS”
1/20/85 – Best of World Championship Wrestling (400th Episode of Best of)
1. (Hamilton, Ont) Junkyard Dog vs Terry Gibbs
2. (Hamilton, Ont) Paul Orndorff vs Brian MacNey
3. (Hamilton, Ont) Tony Atlas vs Goldie Rogers (Int Heenan & Studd)
4. (Hamilton, Ont) John Studd vs Jim Powers (Blackjack BBQ – Andre The Giant)
5. (Hamilton, Ont) Jimmy Snuka vs Carl Fury
6. (Hamilton, Ont) Ivan Putski vs Frank Marconi
7. (Hamilton, Ont) Moondogs vs Nick DeCarlo & Ron Hutchinson

WWF ON TBS 2/2/85
1. JYD v. jobber
2. Paul Orndorff & Bob Orton v. jobber
3. Int – Roddy Piper
4. Tito Santana v. AJ Petruzzi
5. Windham & Rotundo v. Rene Goulet & Moondog Rex
6. Int – Jimmy Snuka
7. Jimmy Snuka v. jobber
8. David Sammartino v. jobber
9. Swede Hansen v. Magnificent Muraco

WWF “World Championship Wrestling on TBS”
2/2/85 – TBS (2/16/85 ???)
1. (Hamilton, ONT) Junkyard Dog vs Mr X
2. (Hamilton, ONT) Paul Orndorff & Bob Orton vs Muhammad Saad & Nick DeCarlo (Int Piper)
3. (Hamilton, ONT) Tito Santana vs AJ Petrucci
4. (Hamilton, ONT) Rene Goulet & Moondog Rex vs Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (Int Jimmy Snuka)
5. (Hamilton, ONT) Jimmy Snuka vs Goldie Rogers
6. (Hamilton, ONT) David Sammartino vs Gino Carrabello

WWF ON TBS 3/2/85
1. Mr. Wrestling II v. Tony Russo
2. Aldo Montoya v. Les Thornton
3. Jimmy Snuka v. jobber
4. Ken Patera v. jobber
5. Windham & Rotundo v. jobbers
6. Bret Hart v. Chance Meyers (YES THAT BRET HART!)
7. Int – Hulk Hogan & Mr. T
8. Moondog Spot v. jobber (Mr. T is at ringside during the match.)
9. King Kong Bundy v. jobber
10. Ivan Putski v. Butcher Pal Vachon
11. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff v. SD Jones & Swede Hanson

WWF “Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS”
March 2, 1985
1. Mr Wrestling II vs Tony Russo (Int Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo)
2. Les Thornton vs Aldo Marino
3. Snake Brown vs Jimmy Snuka (Int Andre The Giant)
4. Ken Patera vs Jim Young (Int Hulk Hogan & Mr T)
5. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs RT Reynolds & Tracy Store
6. Bret Hart vs Chance Myers (Int Mr T & Hulk Hogan)
7. Moondog Spot vs Jeff Owens
8. King Kong Bundy vs Joe Mirto (Int Shiek & Volkoff)
9. Ivan Putski vs Butcher Vachon
10. Iron Shiek & Nikoli Volkoff vs Swede Hanson & SD Jones

WWF ON TBS 3/9/85
1. Mr. Wrestling II v. Tony Russo
2. Playboy Buddy Rose v. Hollywood Brown
3. SD Jones v. jobber
4. Greg Valentine v. jobber
5. Windham & Rotundo v. jobbers
6. Ricky Steamboat v. jobber
7. Leilani Kai v. Winona Littleheart
8. Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik v. jobbers
9. Ivan Putski v. jobber
10. Brutus Beefcake v. jobber
11. George Wells v. jobber

WWF ON TBS 3/16/85
1. Mr. Wrestling II v. jobber
2. Tito Santana v. jobber
3. King Kong Bundy v. 2 jobbers
4. Wendi Richter v. Donna Christianello
5. JYD v. Star Man
6. Big John Studd v. 2 jobbers
7. Jimmy Snuka v. jobber
8. Ken Patera v. jobber
9. Bret Hart v. jobber
10. Moondog Spot v. jobber
11. Rick McGraw v. Barry O
12. Bob Orton v. Swede Hansen
13. Ricky Steamboat & Jimmy Snuka v. Tony Russo & RT Reynolds (Snuka & Steamboat were a short lived team known as the South Pacific Connection.)

WWF ON TBS 3/23/85
Tito Santana vs. Jobber
Rick McGraw vs. Barry O
? vs. The Demon
Brutus Beefcake vs. Aldo Marino
Bob Orton Jr. vs. Swede Hanson
Ricky Steamboat & Jimmy Snuka vs. Tony Russo & RT Reynolds
The Junkyard Dog vs. Snake Brown
WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine vs. Joe Mirto
Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff vs. Jim Young & Hollywood Brown
Handicap: Big John Studd vs. Chance Myers & Richie Dye

WWF ON TBS 3/25/85
1. JYD v. Snake Brown
2. Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff v. Jim Young & Hollywood Brown
3. British Bulldogs v. jobbers
4. Mr. Wrestling II v. Star Man
5. King Kong Bundy v. 2 jobbers
6. Greg Valentine v. Aldo Marino
7. Ricky Steamboat v. jobber
8. David Sammartino v. Tony Russo
9. Iron Sheik & Nilolai Volkoff v. Jobbers
10. Brutus Beefcake v. jobber

WWF ON TBS 3/30/85 – Final Episode
Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid vs. Matt Borne & Goldie Rogers (replay from the 3/25/85 episode)
Jim Neidhart vs. Dick Dye
Mr. Wrestling II vs. the Starman
Handicap: King Kong Bundy vs. Chance Myers & Jeff Owens
WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine vs. Aldo Marino
Ricky Steamboat vs. the Demon
David Sammartino vs. Tony Russo
Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron Sheik vs. Joe Mirto & Tracy St

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