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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.
WWF at MSG
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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