TAPE 766

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 2.5 hrs (2 DVD)

MSG - 2/18/85 (Thanks to 24/7, this is sometimes the kind of stuff we get - a hard-to-find MSG show in complete form in perfect quality. Awesome! This is an historic show with a main event featured live on MTV. Classic stuff. I've got a master, so VQ is EX.)
Rick McGraw vs Moondog Spot Jose Luis Rivera vs Johnny Rodz Hillbilly Jim vs Rene Goulet (OK, so there's some lousy opening matches on this one. After the match, Goulet challenges Mr. T, who is sitting at ringside. Gene Okerlund, sitting no more than 12 feet away, says he "didn't even know Mr. T was here". WTF? How unobservant can you be, Gene?) Wendy Richter vs Leilani Kai (Much like the last time MTV showed a WWF match live on TV, there's a women's title change. This is actually a really good match, lots of action. Leilani Kai wins the WWF Women's title.) David Sammartino vs Moondog Rex Nikolai Volkoff vs Swede Hanson Jimmy Snuka vs Bob Orton Tony Atlas vs Paul Orndorff Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs The Spoiler & The Assassin (no, not Jody Hamilton) Don Muraco vs Sal Bellomo Hulk Hogan vs Roddy Piper ("The War to Settle the Score" - Super-historic match and angle that does a wonderful job of involving Cyndi Lauper and Mr. T and setting up the first Wrestlemania. This one match had a HUGE impact on the future landscape of pro wrestling. Awesome heat and a well-executed angle. Great stuff. Oh yeah, you get all the locker room interviews afterward with celebrities too.)