REWIND-A-WAI #118: WWF at MSG 10/17/83 (Steel Cage: Jimmy Snuka vs. Don Muraco)

REWIND-A-WAI #118: WWF at MSG 10/17/83 (Steel Cage: Jimmy Snuka vs. Don Muraco)

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John Pollock & Wai Ting travel back to October 17, 1983 to review WWF at Madison Square Garden featuring Jimmy Snuka and Don Muraco’s legendary steel cage match. 

We discuss the legacy of the match and the incredible set of promos that preceded and followed it, plus our thoughts on what a pre-Hulkamania WWF informed us about the evolution of Vince McMahon’s style of pro wrestling.

Also featuring WWF Champion Bob Backlund and a “Battle of the Dads” as The Rock’s father, Rocky Johnson takes on Roman Reigns’ father, Wild Samoan Sika.

Plus, News & Notes from the wrestling world in October 1983.

This event was chosen by Espresso Executive Producer, Sean La Vigne.

Monday, October 17, 1983
Madison Square Garden

  • Steel Cage Match for the Intercontinental Championship: Don Muraco (c) vs. Jimmy Snuka
  • WWF Championship: Bob Backlund (c) vs. Masked Superstar
  • Andre the Giant vs. Afa
  • Sgt. Slaughter vs. Ivan Putski
  • Iron Mike Sharpe vs. Tito Santana
  • Rocky Johnson vs. Sika
  • Rene Goulet vs. Tony Garea
  • Special Delivery Jones vs. Tiger Chung Lee
  • Mike Graham vs. Bob Bradley
  • The Invaders vs. Paul Vachon & Israel Matia

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