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Jack Brisco Shoot Interview in Stock Now! Jack Brisco was a major player in the ring in the 70s and a major player behind the scenes in the 80s. In this professionally produced video Jack talks about his remarkable life in professional wrestling. In this no-holds-barred interview he talks about:
  • The conspiracy to try and double cross him out of the NWA World heavyweight championship.

  • The story of why he and his brother Jerry sold their shares of Georgia Championship Wrestling to Vince McMahon resulting in the famous Black Saturday for WTBS wrestling fans.

  • The death threats he received afterward.

  • The story of the time he and Billy Robinson nearly crippled each other in a shoot in an Australia hotel.

  • Why he dropped the NWA World title to Giant Baba during a Japanese tour.

  • How he discovered Hulk Hogan and how instrumental he was in other stars' careers.

  • His sudden departure from the wrestling business.

Click here to see the hottest Shoot Interview of the Year! 

The new edition of Pro Wrestling Title Histories is on sale now! 
Much of the information in This Week In Wrestling is researched from Wrestling Title Histories. The 2000 edition is available now. It is the most complete record of over 2,000 professional wrestling titles and titleholders ever published. If you want a complete guide of who the title holders were in your favorite territories, you must own this ultimate reference book. Contains information on titles from the WWF, WCW, ECW, NWA, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, all the old territories -- Florida, Mid-Atlantic, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, Dallas, Portland, Kansas City, St. Louis, Atlanta, Calgary, Memphis, Knoxville, Montreal, Puerto Rico, Mid-South, San Antonio and more -- as well as hundreds of independent promotions from across the U.S. (including now-defunct favorites like Smoky Mountain, the UWF, and the USWA). The new edition includes major title changes (WWF, WCW, ECW) right up to the end of 1999. 
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Celebrate the milestones of professional wrestling!

Every week we remember the great stars, great matches and great moments that have defined professional wrestling.

Richard Sullivan provides special insight for this week's highlights. Special thanks to David Williamson for his contributions to the exhibits.

You can click the images to see a larger version of the photo. Click the hyperlink in the text to get more information about the memorabilia.

The WrestlingClassics.com Online Store features many of the matches and stars discussed.


August 25

Texas Heavyweight Championship
Pole Match
Al Madril vs. John Tolos

Ft. Worth, Texas

Sept. 1, 1975

Eight-Man Tag Team Match
Bruiser Brody & Kevin Von Erich & David Von Erich & Kerry Von Erich vs. Gino Hernandez & Gart Hart & Pak Song & Gary Young

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 1, 1980

Loser to Be Tarred and Feathered
No Time Limit - No Disqualification

Jerry Lawler vs. Dream Machine

Louisville, Kent.
Sept. 1, 1981

Main Event
Al Madril vs. John Tolos

Dallas
Sept. 2, 1975

Russian Chain Match
Non-Sanctioned by NWA

Swede Hanson vs. 
Lawman Don Slatton

Amarillo, Texas
Sept. 2, 1976

American Heavyweight Title 
El Halcon vs. Spoiler

Dog Collar Chain Match
Bruiser Brody vs. Killer Brooks

Dallas
Sept. 2, 19
79

Battle of the Giants
Andre the Giant vs. Kimala

Dallas
Sept. 2, 1983

Tag Team Main Event
Jose Lothario & 
Man Mountain Mike vs.  
Blackjack Mulligan & 
Nikolai Volkoff 

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 3, 1973

12-Man Battle Royal
Von Erich Brothers; Rocky Johnson; Bruiser Brody; Dale Valentine; Rocky Johnson; Killer Karl Krupp; Killer Brooks

Dallas
Sept. 3, 1978

Six-Man Tag Team Match
Kevin Von Erich & David Von Erich & Kerry Von Erich vs. 
Spoiler & Mark Lewin & 
Killer Brooks

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 3, 19
79

Gino Agrees to Leave if He Loses!
Gino Hernandez vs. Tony Atlas

Southwest Brass Knucks Title
Mongolian Stomper vs. Tony Atlas

Southwest Tag Team Title
Gino Hernandez & Tully Blanchard vs. Ricky Morton & Ken Lucas

Houston
Sept. 3, 1982

Triple Main Event
Johnny Valentine vs. 
Chief Big Heart

Von Brauners vs. Masked Medics

Eddie Graham vs. PY Chung

Charlotte
Sept. 4, 1961

No Time Limit - No DQs
Fritz Von Erich vs. 
Blackjack Mulligan

Dallas
Sept. 4, 1973

Texas Tag Team Championship
Kevin Von Erich & David Von Erich vs. Bruiser Brody & 
Gino Hernandez 


Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 4, 1978

Mexican Death Match
Jose Lothario vs. Gino Hernadnez

Galveston, Texas
Sept. 4, 1980

Six-Man Tag Team Match
Bruiser Brody & Bobby Duncum & Manny Fernandez vs. 
Gino Hernandez & Tully Blanchard & Ken Patera

Houston
Sept. 4, 1981

Six-Man Tag Team Match
Harley Race & Big John Studd vs. Fritz Von Erich vs. David Von Erich

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 5, 1977

Main Event
Ivan Koloff vs. Tony Atlas

Houston
Sept. 5, 1980

Main Event
Brett Sawyer vs. Rip Oliver

Tacoma, Wash.
Sept. 5, 1982

World Class Six-Man Tag Title
Von Erichs vs. Freebirds

Bruiser Brody vs. Kimala 

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 5, 1983

Midwest Heavyweight Title
Stan Pulaski vs. Tarzan Tyler

Omaha, Neb.
Sept. 6, 1969

Main Event
Fritz Von Erich vs. 
Siegfried Stanke

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 6, 1976

NWA World Heavyweight Title
Harley Race vs. David Von Erich

Dallas
Sept. 6, 1977

Six-Man Tag Team Match
Fritz Von Erich & David Von Erich & Kerry Von Erich vs.
Kabuki & Chang Chung & 
Killer Brooks

Dallas
Sept. 6, 1981

American Heavyweight Title
Jose Lothario Special Referee

King Kong Bundy vs. 
Kevin Von Erich

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 6, 1982

Main Event
Moondog Mayne vs. 
Seigfried Stanke

Dallas
Sept. 7, 1976

Caribbean Title Match
Mask vs. Belt

Jose Lothario vs. Gino Hernandez

Dog Collar Chain Match
Bruiser Brody vs. Killer Brooks

Houston
Sept. 7, 1979

American Heavyweight Title
El Halcon vs. Gino Hernandez

Dallas
Sept. 7, 1980

World Class Tag Team Title
Kevin
Von Erich & David Von Erich vs. Kabuki & Chang Chung

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 7, 1981

 

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