Tagged: Sgt. Slaugher

Answers to hometown trivia and a funny note about Valentine

In my prior post, I challenged you to remember the 1980s WWF wrestlers who hailed from the hometowns listed below. Here are the answers for those who might have been stumped.

Superfly Snuka’s crazy 1983 promo about Sgt. Slaughter

I know many people peg Ultimate Warrior as giving the nuttiest promos in the WWF in the 1980s and 1990s, but there were times that Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka could have taken that distinction.

I’ve watched many times over this looney-tunes promo Continue reading

“And-a my name is Joooooooe McHugh”

Do any of you remember Joe McHugh? He was the ring announcer for Championship Wrestling, which was one of the WWF’s syndicated shows that they taped in Pennsylvania and broadcast in Boston on Saturdays.

McHugh was a little guy who was in his 80s, and he had a distinctive, slow style to introducing the wrestlers. At the start of each TV show, he went through about a minute of announcements about Continue reading

Comparing the Iron Sheik’s 1983 title reign with Sgt. Slaughter’s 1991 run

I find myself thinking about the stereotypical “foreign menace” wrestlers that the WWF used in the 1980s. Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito. Nikolai Volkoff. Boris Zhukov. Iron Sheik.

I realize that the Iron Sheik these days comes across like a drunken fool every time he’s put in front of a microphone, so it’s hard Continue reading