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RE: UWF Wrestling


I think I saw that one a while ago. Wrestling is so fascinating like that. Yes, we only draw 30-40 people to our live show but we have a national television deal with ESPN. The old school 80's WCW Main Event was like that sometimes, 100 people for the taping that was broadcast all over the country.

I love how in the UWF B. Brian Blair is headlining the main events. Apparently he and Bob Orton had beef. I have seen them wrestle now on 3 separate occasions.

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I can't look away from how sad this show is. A few nights ago they were outside at Universal Studios (?) and there were like 30 people watching from bleachers and folding chairs in the grass.

Bam Bam Bigelow and Orndorff did not look stoked to be there.

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Oh man, I have been DVRing the crap out of these for the past two weeks. I can't even keep up. There are hours of these saved up. I always read about the UWF in the wrestling mags back in the day but it is much more of a shoddy production then they made it out to be. It is a weird smattering of old stars, some fresh out of WWF and others from days of yore. You have The Killer Bees (renamed Masked Confusion), Cowboy Bob Orton, David Sammartino, Ivan Koloff, Bam Bam Bigelow, Dr. Death Steve Williams, Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff, Col. Debeers, Bob Backlund, Terry Gordy, Billy Jack Haynes, the list just goes on and on. What really detracts from its success, among many things, seems to be the poor on-air commentating (Craig DeGeorge and Bruno Sammartino ain't no Monsoon/Ventura) and the general lack of interest from the wrestlers. It gives off the vibe of being a place where old wrestlers living in Florida can come in and make a quick buck. And why are there so many squash matches? That being said, I still watch it as much as I can. It is a fascinating forgotten chapter in wrestling history that I am completely unfamiliar with. And any promotion where Steve Williams is the champ is fine by me.

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Might I find Irwin R. Shyster in that house?

That'd be deph.

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Apparently this is where the WWF guys went to die.

Anyway, it's airing on ESPN Classic pretty much every night now.

Great era, like 1990-1993, just lbsts and mayhem.

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