Checking this blog’s stats, I’m amazed how many people end up here because they’re looking for information not about Hulk Hogan, or Rowdy Roddy Piper, or “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig — but instead about Mighty Joe Thunder.
Seriously, my prior post about Thunder is one of the most popular ones on this blog. In a comment to that post, a reader noted that someone did the world a favor and posted Thunder’s debut match on WWF Championship Wrestling from 1982. But since everyone doesn’t read through the comments, I couldn’t resist again mentioning this match clip.
When watching, keep your eyes open for:
- Thunder’s pelt ring jacket
- His finesse at applying a twisting wristlock
- His awe-inspiring elbow drop
I’ll give Thunder credit, he was a huge man. But he was the single worst wrestler I can ever remember Captain Lou Albano managing. It’s no surprise his run didn’t last long. Bob Backlund lucked out never having to defend the WWF Title against this guy.