Thursday, February 6, 2014

Jump in the Time Warp with John Mikels: WrestleMania 1


Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse "The Body" Ventura are the broadcasters and the first Duo to be the team to broadcast the very first WrestleMania 
A very young Howard Finkel introduced Mean Gene Oakerlund to the audience to sing the rendition of America the Beautiful 
Lord Alfred talks about the first match and introduced prerecorded interviews with Mean Gene Okerlund Mean Gene Oakerlund interviews Tito Santana and when he walked away, on the other side of mean gene walks in to be interviewed, the Executer who was Playboy Buddy Rose under a mask ... seeing a setting like that back in 1985 when two men are at war shares a setting on Camera.. It was like the first look that wrestling is a set up when you think about it. 
1) Tito Santana beats The Executer via figure four leg lock... not a bad opening match that would go down in WrestleMania history... the best part was when Tito sends the executer over the top rope and he falls perfectly into the empty chair at ringside in a seated position…
Lord Alfred Hayes talks about the 2nd match and introduced prerecorded interviews conducted by Mean Gene Mean Gene interviews SD Jones and then King Kong Bundy along with his manager Jimmy Hart 
2) King Kong Bundy (with Jimmy Hart) beat SD Jones in 9 seconds making record breaking history
Mean Gene interviews Matt Bourne then Ricky the Dragon Steamboat 
3) Ricky the Dragon Steamboat beats Matt Bourne with a Flying frog smash
Lord Alfred Hayes talks about the next match as matt Borne was leaving Mean Gene interviews David & Bruno Sammartino then Brutus Beefcake & Johnny Valent 
4) David Sammartino (with Bruno Sammartino) vs. Brutus Beefcake (with Johnny Valent) ends in a Double DQ when both managers of the match interferes 
Lord Alfred Hayes introduces the next match 
Mean Gene interviews Greg Valentine along with Jimmy Hart and then Junk Yard Dog
5) Junk Yard Dog is the first wrestler in WrestleMania history to come out to an entrance song Greg Valentine (with Jimmy Hart) lost to Junk yard Dog for the Intercontinental Championship title using the title to hit JYD... Tito Santana ran down to snitch and cause the decision to be reverse and Junk Yard Dog won
Lord Alfred Hayes introduces the next match 
Mean Gene Oakerlund interviews Classy Freddie Blassie and his team and then Capt. Lou Albano and his team
6) The Volkoffs sing the Solvent National Anthem.... The Volkoffs (with Classy Freddie Blassie) beat Mike Rotunda & Barry Windham (with Capt. Lou Albano) after using Blassie's Cain to win the match and win the titles... 
Mean Gene interviews Blassie & his team about the controversial finish of the match and denies the use of Blassie's Cain 
Alfred Hayes talks about the next upcoming match 
Mean Gene interviews Big John Stud along with Bobby the Brain and then Andre the Giant
7) Andre the Giant beats Big John Stud in a 1500 dollars body slam match which Andre shared the wealth with his fans only to see bobby the brain run in and steal his winnings and took off
Mean Gene interviews Andre about the match and how he felt Bobby the brain taking his money
Lord Alfred Hayes talks about an upcoming match as Fabulous Moolah accompany Leilani Kai who both forced a kiss on Lord Alfred 
Mean Gene Interviews Wendy Richter and Cyndi Lauper to a bad promo by Cyndi, he then interviews Fabulous Moolah & Leilani Kai to Leilani Kai very first promo ever and in my opinion I would have never guessed it was her first time talking on the mic
8) The crowd pops to the entrance song of Wendy Richard’s girls want to have fun.... Wendy Richter (with Cyndi Lauper) beat WWF Ladies champion Leilani Kai (with Fabulous Moolah) for the Women's title despite several attempted interference from Moolah 
Mean Gene interviews Wendy Richter & Cyndi Lauper who celebrated the Title win with David Wolf & Capt. Lou Albano
Billy Martin is the guest ring announcer, Liberace along with the rockettes is the guest time keeper, Muhammad Ali guest ringside enforcer, and the first WWF IC Champion Pat Patterson as guest referee 
9) Camera showed Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka, and Mr. T walking from the back to the ring and you clearly see in the background the cameo of a very young Vince McMahon
Hulk Hogan & Mr. T (with superfly Jimmy Snuka) beat Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff (with Bob Orton jr.) by dq when Bob Orton interfered. After the main event, Mean Gene interviews the winners

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