. . . → Read More: Uncle Elmer’s Wedding, 1985
Based on the (impending) match Andre explains to Dave, this was taped the same night that Hulk Hogan won the belt from the Iron Sheik, at Madison . . . → Read More: Andre the Giant on Letterman, 1984
Twenty-five years ago, THIS was the big tournament announcement (not March Madness brackets!), made by WWF President . . . → Read More: Wrestlemania IV Tournament Announcement
During this Thanksgiving time of reflection, let’s reflect back on what we should all be thankful for…’80s wrestling!
It was twenty two years ago when the (then) WWF introduced its annual Thanksgiving extravaganza, the Survivor Series. Wikipedia has a solid write-up on it, but a quick summary:
Randy Savage’s team (Savage recently had a face turn aka became . . . → Read More: Survivor Series ’87
Sure, 1987′s Wrestlemania III is legendary for Andre vs. Hulk and Steamboat vs. Savage, but until recently I’d forgotten how entertaining the Piper vs. Adonis match was!
The set-up, courtesy of Wikipedia:
The feud between Adrian Adonis and Roddy Piper began when, following a leave of absence from the WWF, Piper returned to find his Piper’s . . . → Read More: Wrestlemania III: Piper vs. Adonis
Yep, Very Fine / Near Mint is primarily a comic book nostalgia blog, but we’ll be regularly mixing in some of our other favorite pop-culture from the Copper Age years (roughly ’84 – ’91).
Right up there with our favorite WWF sequences of the ’80s, is the first six minutes of the 1989 Royal Rumble. Talk about . . . → Read More: Royal Rumble ’89