TAPE 1097

Quality: VG/EX (Almost EX!)

Length: 3.9 hrs (2 DVD)

WWF CLASSICS 1979-83 (Very nice compilation of house show matches from Philly & MSG. What makes these so nice is that the quality is great - VG/EX, at least. Super, super-nice quality.)
Greg Valentine vs Chief Jay Strongbow, Philly, 7/21/79 (Wild match that's way better than you could possibly hope for from Strongbow. Look for the close-up of the ringside fan shooting a handheld of this match!) Pat Patterson vs Ted Dibiase, Philly, 7/21/79 (What's interesting about this very good match is that it's for the North American title NOT the I-C title. Cool!) Greg Valentine vs Chief Jay Strongbow, Philly, 8/18/79 (Indian Strap - double-countout finish - wtf kind of nonsense is that in a strap match?) Bruno Sammartino vs Nikolai Volkoff, Philly, 10/20/79 (Wanna see just how limited Bruno was? Watch this match) Tito Santana & Ivan Putski vs Samoans, Philly, 4/12/80 (Samoans win WWF tag titles) Bob Backlund vs Sgt. Slaughter, Philly, 1/10/81 (Bloody match that Slaughter wins by countout; after the match, he decks both Backlund & the referee with the title belt) Bob Backlund vs Stan Hansen, MSG, 2/16/81 (JIP - This is apparently a double-countout but it sure looks like they just DQ both guys for exchanging punches in the middle of the ring out of nowhere. Very confusing.) Pat Patterson challenging Sgt. Slaughter, MSG, 3/16/81 Bob Backlund vs Stan Hansen, MSG, 3/16/81 Bob Backlund vs Stan Hansen, MSG, 4/6/81 (Cage - good match) Don Muraco vs Pedro Morales, Philly, 6/20/81 (Muraco wins I-C title) Don Muraco vs Pedro Morales, MSG, 11/23/81 (Texas Death - Morales uses Muraco's foreign object against him and wins the I-C title) Bob Backlund vs Don Muraco, MSG, 3/20/83 (Texas Death - disappointing match) Jimmy Snuka vs Don Muraco, Philly, 7/16/83 (Look for the spot where Muraco blades his forehead BEFORE he gets hit with a headbutt)