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Arnold_OldSchool
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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wrestlinghistory19831984/

The Wrestling War in 1983/84 is gone over month by month in this look at all the noteworthy news, gossip and results. Tidbits include: Ole Anderson's attempt to expand nationally without the NWA's blessing, the Grand Wizard's death causing a break in kayfabe, Mr. T almost heads to Memphis for a Jarrett show, the AWA is attacked by the IRS thanks to McMahon's meddling, the WWF teases a WORLDwide expansion, the Von Erich's draw everywhere - but Papa Fritz doesn't want to leave Texas, The Freebirds locker room fight with two legendary tough guys, Bruiser Brody gets the AWA kicked out of an arena, Bobby Heenan's surprising plans had the WWF not come calling, Buddy Rose plots to screw over Don Owens, Vince running out of money and nearly loses the war by default, the hall of famer the AWA tried to bring in to replace Heenan, and more!!!

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Thanks a lot for posting these. Really interesting time frame. Can't wait for the others.
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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/midsouthvol1/

The grit, blood and brawling that personified Mid-South wrestling is on display in the "Best of Mid-South Wrestling Vol. 1". There's no penis suplexes and only one DIVE, but Ted Dibiase, JYD, Paul Orndorff, Bob Roop, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, the One Man Gang, Buck Robley and others are here to fight and wrassle! AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel makes a special appearance, and Bill Watts adds in his expert analysis.

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Paul Orndorff vs The Spoiler, Django, John Wick 2, Karl Gotch mini documentary, Flat Top with Sterling Hayden, Shutters Island, Cutie and The Boxer.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/dvdvrs-best-mid-south-wrestling-volume-2-review/

Round 2 of the best of Mid-South wrestling sees the JYD seek revenge against Ted Dibiase and the rest of the Rat Pack, with Mr. Olympia standing by his side. Bill Watts buries the JYD after he leaves for the WWF, Butch Reed dominates a former World champ, Nick Bockwinkel attempts to outclass Dusty Rhodes, plus lots of blood, babyface vigilance, heels being EVIL and wrasslin' in front of hot hot crowds!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wrasslinhistorydecember84/

December of 1984 sees Cyndi Lauper return to the WWF for a wild angle, a major babyface leaves the WWF, Roddy Piper's DUI causes a break in Kayfabe, TNT features an infamous wedding(!), a drunken Capt Lou injures another wrestler with a knife, 20/20 reveals (GASP) wrestling is fake, Lou Thesz returns to St. Louis, a legendary heel joins the babyfaces in Georgia to battle Jimmy Hart's goons, Dusty Rhodes teams with Ole Anderson- again..., the AWA loses another star, Brody pulls his no showing stunts again, a fan threatens the life of Ted Dibiase, the Russians maul another JCP babyface and more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/dvdvrmidsouth3review/

Another round of Mid-South action sees Ted Dibiase and Duggan engage in a wild brawl, the Midnight Express take their villainous ways to the ring against Mr. Wrestling II and Magnum TA, Bill Dundee plays the role of Superman, plus the Rock and Roll Express, Buddy Landel, Butch Reed and others engage in battles of good vs. evil - played out inside the squared circle.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/dvdvrmidsouth4review/

The Last Stampede of Bill Watts is witnessed by thousands as he teams with Stagger Lee to seek revenge upon Jim Cornette and his Midnight Express. Ted Dibiase is seen in three different encounters attempting to cease the rise to stardom Magnum T.A. is enjoying, plus Hacksaw Jim Duggan joins the Rock and Roll Express in battle with Ernie Ladd and the Midnight Express!

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quote:
Originally posted by Arnold_OldSchool:
http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wrasslinhistorydecember84/

December of 1984 sees Cyndi Lauper return to the WWF for a wild angle, a major babyface leaves the WWF, Roddy Piper's DUI causes a break in Kayfabe, TNT features an infamous wedding(!), a drunken Capt Lou injures another wrestler with a knife, 20/20 reveals (GASP) wrestling is fake, Lou Thesz returns to St. Louis, a legendary heel joins the babyfaces in Georgia to battle Jimmy Hart's goons, Dusty Rhodes teams with Ole Anderson- again..., the AWA loses another star, Brody pulls his no showing stunts again, a fan threatens the life of Ted Dibiase, the Russians maul another JCP babyface and more!

The 20/20 piece did not air in December 1984 - that is when Stossel was doing interviews at MSG. 20/20 ran it during Feb. 1984 sweeps.

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