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Uncle Elmer’s Wedding, 1985

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Bam Bam Bigelow vs. King Kong Bundy

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Survivor Series ’87: Macho Team vs. Honky Tonk Team

The finish of the match, from Thanksgiving 1987…the inaugural Survivor Series. (Click here for the finish of the Hulk vs. Andre match, from . . . → Read More: Survivor Series ’87: Macho Team vs. Honky Tonk Team

George “The Animal” Steele vs. Danny Davis, 1987

Simply fantastic. From the 11/28/87 edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event. Love Jesse ripping on . . . → Read More: George “The Animal” Steele vs. Danny Davis, 1987

Survivor Series ’87

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

Wrestlemania III: Piper vs. Adonis

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

Royal Rumble ’89

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