• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (September 24, 1983) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– Jimmy Snuka vs. Butcher Vachon
– Tito Santana vs. John Callahan
– Mr. Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee vs. Tony Garea & Bob Clement
– The Tonga Kid vs. Israel Matia
– All American Wrestling 1983-09-10: The Masked Superstar vs. Eddie Gilbert
– Sgt. Slaughter vs. Dick Tessier
– Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson vs. Don Kernodle & Bob Bradley
• Old School WCW Diva Celebrates Her Birthday
Old School WCW Diva April Hunter celebrates her 42nd birthday today.
The former Playboy model was one of the girls who accompanied the ‘nWo 2000’ faction to the ring in late 1999 & early 2000.
She later wrestled for TNA Total Nonstop Action, 3PW & ROH Ring of Honor, as well as other indy promotions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY APRIL HUNTER!
• WWF Veteran Recalls His Beef With Pat Patterson
During a recent edition of The Genius Cast, Old School WWF Veteran Lanny Poffo (brother of late great “Macho Man” Randy Savage) talked about his beef with WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson.
Lanny talked about how he wanted his father Angelo Poffo to participate in a Legends Battle Royal back in 1987, but Patterson turned down the idea.
Below is what Lanny said:
“I told Sean Mooney that I saw Pat Patterson in 2015 (at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony where Randy Savage was inducted). He said, ‘I am sorry about the Battle Royal. I didn’t mean to do it. It was an oversight’.
What I noticed about it was that three men were in it that didn’t belong in that ring: Nick Bockwinkel, Tony Garea and Rene Goulet.
The reason why these three men didn’t belong in the ring was they were road agents, and they had recently participated in this sport. They were still active, and Nick Bockwinkel still looked like a World Champion. Everybody else that was in the ring looked like they had their walkers.
Anyway, what I told Sean Mooney, and I really need to apologize for this, I said that the purpose I went to San Jose was:
1) To induct my brother into the WWE Hall of Fame
2) Do my speech and
3) To go home.
I wasn’t there to get in a fight with Pat Patterson, so I just let him talk and I looked at him, and I watched him lie.
Then he started to change the topic and giving me advice. I thought to myself, look, he still smells like an ashtray. He is 11 months pregnant and never going to deliver, and why should I waste my time talking to him? He is going to be dead soon, and then I said, not soon enough.
It didn’t feel wrong when I said it, but a few weeks later when I played it back I was so embarrassed because I was thinking to myself that I didn’t want to live holding grudges.”
You can listen to The Genius Cast With Lanny Poffo podcast here.