Tagged: Gene Okerlund

After my loser leaves town angle, I look at that gimmick in 1980s WWF

Sorry for the lapse in posts, but I lost a loser leaves town match back on April 19 and didn’t have any luck coming back under a hood as “Boston Garden Loge” or something like that. 

While the loser leaves town match has been a staple in wrestling for eons, I don’t recall it ever getting much play in the 1980s in the WWF. It was one of those gimmicks Continue reading

The top five moments of Tuesday Night Titans

Even if you don’t remember the WWF show Tuesday Night Titans, if you’re at all familiar with Vince McMahon, you wouldn’t be surprised that he tried to be Jay Leno and do a wrestling-themed talk show in the 1980s.

Vince was Leno, the late Lord Alfred Hayes played the sidekick, and there was even a house band. The program was cheesy by most standards, but nonetheless I have distinct memories of some of the skits and angles produced on Tuesday Night Titans. Here are my top moments leading up to No. 1: Continue reading

Piper and Orndorff tell Mean Gene, “We told you not to come.”

Before the first WrestleMania in 1985, the WWF syndicated TV shows filmed a training session in which Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff were preparing for their main event match with Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

This was a hilarious segment, thanks in large part Continue reading