BIG TIME WRESLING was a WWS Color TV Production telecast on OTB TV channel 12 in the Capital Region, formed in 1975, mostly broadcasting horse racing.
Two matches have been archived, the first joined in progress. We hear Eddie Creatchman, manager of The Sheik.
First match a tag team contest between Mark Lewin and Hank James vs Don Kent and The Sheik. The match has no decision.
The second contest pits Randy Poffo vs Kurt Von Brauner who wins the match in 13 minutes 32 seconds.
Ring announcer is Chuck Allen.
NOTE: At the conclusion of the broadcast, verbal production credits are announced.
Vince McMahon calls 10 matches of this Special broadcast presentation. WWWF live wrestling from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
This HBO live feed air check has no commercials. The opening five minutes is missing. Otherwise a complete 2 hour and 22 minute archived broadcast including HBO sign-off.
Bouts include Jose Gonzalez vs. Don Kent, Johnny Rodz vs. Gino Hernandez, Executioner II vs. Carlos Rocha, Executioner I vs. Ivan Putski, Gas House Gilbert vs. Larry Zbysko, Champion Bruno Sammartino vs. challenger Ken Patera in a championship match, Jan Nelson vs. Bo Bo Brazil, Pete Doherty vs. Dusty Rhodes, Tony Garea vs. Baron Miguel Sicluna, tag-team champions Chief Jay Strongbow and Billy White Wolf vs. challengers Tor Kamata and Stan Stasiak in a tag-team championship match.
Ring announcer: Howard Finkel.
Referee: John Stanley. Guest Referee: Gorilla Monsoon.
WWWF MSG Show (Mar '77 #1)
Date: Mon, Mar 7th 1977
United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Promotion: WWWF
Star Matches for MSG Show (Mar '77 #1)
no. 10 Matches - 20 minute time limits
1 Don Kent - Draw - Jose Gonzales
2 Gino Hernandez Def. Johnny Rodz
3 Larry Zbyszko Def. Doug Gilbert
4 Bobo Brazil Def. Jan Nelson
5 Carlos Rocha Def. Executioner #2
6 Ivan Putski Def. Executioner #1
7 Tony Garea Def. Baron Mikel Scicluna
8 Dusty Rhodes Def. Rocky Tamayo
9 Billy White Wolf (C) & Chief Jay Strongbow (C) Def. Stan Stasiak & Tor Kamata WWWF International Tag Team Titles
10 Bruno Sammartino (C) Def. Ken Patera Referee: Gorilla Monsoon WWWF World Heavyweight Title