Sunday, February 28, 2016

Para Ser el Hombre ...

Para ser el hombre, tienes que vencer al hombre! 
(To be the man, you have to beat the man!) 

No hablo espaƱol, but even I could figure this one out.

A great t-shirt featuring a classic early 1980s image of Ric Flair wearing the ten pounds of gold. (Thanks to Scott Bowden for sending us the pic.)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Ex-NWA Champs in the WWF

It broke my heart when the NWA champions of my youth (Jack Brisco, Terry Funk, Harley Race) all left for the WWF in the mid-1980s during the early days of the wrestling wars. I was an NWA loyalist!

But in retrospect, I'm glad they did as it gave all of them an additional run in the spotlight they so richly deserved but might not have received in the remaining NWA territories which, with the exception of Jim Crockett Promotions, were all falling by the wayside.

Here are a few "Piper's Pit" segments that featured the Brisco Brothers and Terry Funk, from 1984 and 1985. Fun stuff.