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#13624: WRESTLING INTERVIEWS
1962-03-03, , min.
Brute Bernard, Skull Murphy, Lou Albano, Tony Altomare, Pampero Firpo, Reinhard, The Sicilians

The Sicilians (Lou Albano and Tony Altomare) accuse Chicago fans of low intelligence, they wrestle Pampero Firpo and Reinhard, interview with Pampero Firpo, Brute Bernard, and Skull Murphy.                                       
#7527: ALL STAR WRESTLING
1972-11-19, WRGB, 59 min.
Sonny King, Joan Crawford, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Bruno Sammartino, Vince McMahon Jr., The Spoiler, Chief Jay Strongbow, El Olympico, Chuck OConnor, Charlie Fulton, Tony Garea, Lou Albano, Joe McHugh, Joe Turco, Dick Cometti, Bobby Paul, Black Jack Slade, Bobby Burns, Bill Sands, Lou Super, Chuck Wepner

ALL STAR WRESTLING 
was a WWWF television presentation quickly creating a great following for fans. These television broadcasts consisted of top tier or mid card opponents. The telecasts were taped and neatly edited into one hour programs which were syndicated on many television stations across the country.

The official WWWF logo from 1963 to 1979.

NOTE: 
Wrestling From Washington was a twice-weekly wrestling show produced by the Capital Wrestling Corporation owned by Vincent McMahon Sr. Bill Malone was the original host but was replaced by Morris Siegal (1956-1959). In 1959, Ray Morgan became the host and remained until 1970 when McMahon moved the operation to Hamburg, Pennslyvania. Vincent K. McMahon Jr. (McMahon's son) then became the program host. 

In New York  WRESTLING first aired on WNEW, Channel 5, television on Thursday evenings from 9pm to 11pm with Marty Glickman at ringside from New York City. 

Beginning June 21, 1956 to October 8, 1964  WRESTLING FROM WASHINTON took over this time slot. Matches came from the Capitol Arena in D.C.
Archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. are 31 broadcasts related to above matches airing during the time period February 8, 1962 to October 12, 1963 with Ray Morgan presiding at ringside. 

The World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) was formed on January 24, 1963. On April 25, 1963, Buddy Rogers was awarded the new WWWF World Heavyweight Championship, supposedly winning an apocryphal tournament in Rio de Janeiro. He lost the championship to Bruno Sammartino a month later on May 17, 1963, after suffering a heart attack shortly before the match. To accommodate Rogers' condition, the match was booked to last under a minute.

Sammartino would retain the title for seven years, eight months and one day (2,803 days), making his the longest continuous world championship reign in men's wrestling history. Although Sammartino was the face of the WWWF, wrestlers such as Superstar Billy Graham and Bob Backlund were also hugely popular. 

The WWWF gained notoriety in the 1970s by holding their biggest shows at Shea Stadium or Madison Square Garden and doing strong business across the entire Northeast metlopolis. They leveraged former, but still popular, wrestlers such as Captain Lou Albano, "Grand Wizard of Wrestling" Ernie Roth and "Classy" Freddie Blassie to act as managers for Sammartino's heel (villainous) opponents. At this time, only babyface (fan favorite) wrestlers were allowed to have long championship reigns, such as Bruno Sammartino, Pedro Morales and Bob Backlund, who all retained for more than one year each. The heel champions, such as Ivan Koloff and Stan Stasiak, were used to "transition" the championship from one wrestler to another, and they generally kept the title for no more than a single month-long program before dropping it to the next babyface. Graham was the only heel character to keep his championship for longer than one month, as the WWWF felt it needed time to build Backlund up as championship material.

Unlike most of the NWA territories, the main event would occur in the middle of the arena show cards, allowing the company to build upon the match's finish in order to sell tickets to the next event; reliable, popular workers such as Chief Jay Strongbow would then wrestle at the end of the show to send the crowd home happy, as evidenced in this November 19, 1972 TV Audio Air Check, winning his match in only 25 seconds.

WWWF held their then major event Showdown at Shea three times at Flushing, New York's Shea Stadium in 1972, 1976 and 1980. Bruno Sammartino main evented the 1972 and 1980 events, in 1972 wrestling Pedro Morales to a 75 minutes time limit draw and in 1980 defeating Larry Zbyszko in a Steel cage match. The main event of the 1976 event was a Boxer vs Wrestler fight between Muhammad Ali and Antonio Inoki  which ended in a draw (See ATA#18077A for the original HBO Special Event complete audio air check broadcast of this fight which was televised four times on HBO, June 27, July 1, 6, and 7th. At that event Bruno Sammartino  retained the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship against Stan Hansen, also highlighted on the Ali HBO Special as well as a match between Andre the Giant and heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner. 

Toots Mondt left the WWWF in the late sixties, and Vincent J. McMahon assumed complete control of the organization in 1971. 

This very early extant WWWF TV  broadcast sponsored by      
Capital Wrestling Corporation with a young Vince McMahon Jr presiding at ringside and conducting interviews with many of the wrestlers performing on this broadcast is rare. 

Match number 1 
The Spoiler victorious over Charlie Fulton in 4 minutes 52 seconds.

Match number 2
Chuck O'Connor victorious over Dick (?) Cometti.

Vince McMahon conducts half time interviews with Lou Albano, Chief Jay Strongbow, The Spoiler, who predicts victory against Tony Garea next Monday night at Thy Washington Avenue Armory in Albany (admission tickets $3.00). Garea talks with McMahon and predicts victory.

Mach number 3
Tony Garea victorious over Bobby Paul in 7minutes & 48 seconds.

Match number 4
Sonny King and El Olympico vs Black Jack Slade and Bobby Burns who lose in in a tag team match in 7 minutes & 45 seconds.

Match number 5
Chief Jay Strongbow victorious over Joe Turco in an amazing 25 seconds of the match. 
Vince McMahon interviews Strongbow. and signs off till next time. 

Music and voice over credits are heard for this ALL STAR WRESTLING presentation presented through CAPITAL WRESTLING CORPORATION . 
Pre-recorded for the entertainment of viewers. 

Wrestlers on this broadcast include The Spoiler, El Olympico, Joe Turco, Chief Jay Strongbow, Bobby Burns, Chuck O'Connor, Charlie Fulton, Sony King, Bobby Burns, Bobby Paul, Black Jack Slade, and manager Lou Albano.  Ring announcer is Joe McHugh Time keeper is Bill Sands. Referee is Lou Super.
 
Commercials, include Sammy Davis Jr. for U.S. Airforce, Joan Crawford for MDA, and Bing Crosby for the Arthritis foundation.

NOTE: Most complete ALL STAR WRESTLING television broadcasts prior to 1977 have been wiped and are sadly lost to history with the exception of a few dozen existing audio air check recordings originally recorded off the air and archived in the library of Archival Television Audio, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                           
#7528: ALL STAR WRESTLING
1974-07-28, WRGB, 59 min.
Ed Sullivan, Bruno Sammartino, Vince McMahon Jr., Haystacks Calhoun, Valiant Brothers, Nikolai Volkoff, Tony Garea, Fred Blassie, Lou Albano, Jim Valiant, John Valiant, Joe McHugh, S.D. Jones, Mike Wayne, Killer Kowalski, Wee Willie Webber, Lee Wong, Strong Kobayashi, Dean Ho, Ruja Woods, John Tolos, Thomas Marion, Larry Zbyszko, Gentleman Jim, Ruben Ayala

"All Star Wrestling" was a WWWF television show which consisted of top-tier or mid-card opponents. Telecast in most markets weekly on Saturday mornings, 11:00am to Noon, the telecasts were taped and neatly edited into one hour programs which were syndicated. Matches were held mostly at the Hamburg Field House in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Host, interviewer and blow by blow announcer: Vince McMahon Jr.  

On this early telecast there are five matches. Ring announcer is Joe McHugh. Freddie Blassie takes a bow at ringside. 

Tag team match number 1:
S.D. Jones and Mike Wayne vs Killer Kowalski and Nikolai Volkoff who win in 6 minutes, 43 seconds. 

Match number 2:
Lee Wong vs Strong Kobayashi who is declared the winner. 

At halftime Vince McMahon Jr. interviews Haystacks Calhoun, Dean Ho, and Tony Garea discussing upcoming three out of five, two hour time limit tag team match against the Grand Wizard, Killer Kowalski, and the Valiant Brothers (Handsome Jim and Luscious John) whom McMahon also interviews and their manager Lou Albano. 

Match number 3: 
Ruja Woods vs winner of this match, John Tolos in 2:06 minutes.

Match number 4:
Tag team match - Thomas Marion and Ed Sullivan vs winners Larry Zbyszko and Haystacks Calhoun in 7:21. Vince McMahon Jr. discusses the match in progress at ringside with Bruno Sammartino.

Match number 5:
Gentleman Jim and Ruben Ayala in a tag team match vs the tag team champions of the world the Valiant Brothers who win in 7:32.

Vince McMahon invites his TV audience to tune in again next week for All Star Wrestling  

                                                                                          
#6003: ALL STAR WRESTLING
1974-08-18, WRGB, 57 min.
Evel Knievel, Vince McMahon Jr., Jose Gonzalez, Nikolai Volkoff, Pete Doherty, Fred Blassie, Lou Albano, Joe McHugh, Strong Kobayashi, Dean Ho, Jack Evans, Tomas Marin, Peggy Patterson, Joyce Grable, Otto Von Heller, Jimmy Valiant

"All Star Wrestling" was a WWF television show which consisted of top tier or mid card opponents. The telecasts were taped and neatly edited into one hour programs which were syndicated. All matches were held at the Hamburg Field House in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Host & narrator was Vince McMahon Jr.  

Ring announcer Joe McHugh announces five matches.

Vince McMahon interviews include Lou Albano, Jimmy Valiant, Fred Blassie, Dean Ho.

In a separate segment promotional for his September 8, 1975 motorcycle jump over the Snake Canyon, Evel Knievel promotes the event. 

                                                 
#7529A: ALL STAR WRESTLING
1974-11-10, WRGB, 58 min.
Vince McMahon Jr., Haystacks Calhoun, Andre The Giant, Larry Zbysko, Tony Garea, Lou Albano, Tony Altomare, S.D. Jones, Strong Kobayashi, Jack Evans, Chuck Richards, Ricky Cortez, Frank Hickey, John Valiant

"All-Star Wrestling" was a WWF television show which consisted of top-tier or mid-card opponents. The telecasts were taped and neatly edited into one hour programs which were syndicated. All matches were held at the Hamburg Field House in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Ring announcer, Joe McHugh.  Vince McMahon Jr. calls the action and does the interviews which include Larry Zbyszko and Lou Albano.                                                     
#6005: ALL STAR WRESTLING
1974-11-24, WRGB, 57 min.
Bill White, Don Ho, Vince McMahon Jr., Jose Gonzalez, Tony Garea, Gorilla Monsoon, Lou Albano, Tony Altomare, Joe McHugh, S.D. Jones, Larry Zbyszko, Jack Evans, Jimmy Valiant, Ricky Cortez, Frank Hickey, John Valiant, Al Barr, Dennis Johnson, Spiros Arion, The Valiant Brothers, Haystack Calhoun, Chief J. Strongbow, Edgar Albano

Vince McMahon calls the matches of the World Wide Wrestling Federation. Joe McHugh ring announcer. 
McMahon interviews include Edgar Albano, Jimmy Valiant, Don Ho Gorilla Monsoon, Ton Garea, Larry Zbyszko, Haystack Calhoun and Chief J. Strongbow.            
#6006: ALL STAR WRESTLING
1974-12-01, WRGB, 59 min.
Bill White, Vince McMahon Jr., Jose Gonzalez, Tony Garea, Gorilla Monsoon, Lou Albano, Joe McHugh, S.D. Jones, Dean Ho, John Valiant, Valiant Brothers, Jim Valiant, Dennis Albert, Tom Stanton, Joe Nova, Gentleman Jim Lewis

Vince McMahon calls the matches of the World Wide Wrestling Federation. Broadcast 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday. 

McMahon interview include The Valiant Brothers, Lou Albano, Gorilla Monsoon, Dean Ho, and Tony Garea.    

Ring announcer is Joe McHugh.                      
#6006A: ALL STAR WRESTLING
1974-12-08, WRGB, 58 min.
Bill White, Vince McMahon Jr., Tony Garea, Gorilla Monsoon, Lou Albano, Joe McHugh, Dean Ho, Jimmy Valiant, John Valiant, Hans Schroeder, Valiant Brothers, Dennis Johnson, Tom Stanton, Joe Nova, Jeff Rhodes, Bob Duncum

Vince McMahon calls the matches of the World Wide Wrestling Federation. Broadcast 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday.     

McMahon interviews Tony Garea, Dean Ho, The Valiant Brothers, Lou Albano and Gorilla Monsoon.

Ring Announcer is Joe McHugh.        
#6006B: ALL STAR WRESTLING
1974-12-15, WRGB, 56 min.
Bill White, Vince McMahon Jr., Jose Gonzalez, Tony Garea, Gorilla Monsoon, Lou Albano, Joe McHugh, Dean Ho, Larry Zbyszko, Gentleman Jim, Jack Evans, John Valiant, Valiant Brothers, Jim Valiant, Spiros Arion, Dennis Albert, Jeff Rhodes, Bob Duncum, The Patriot, Butcher Nova, Chief J.Storngbow

Vince McMahon calls the matches of the World Wide Wrestling Federation. Broadcast 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday.    

McMahon interviews include, The Valiant Brothers, Lou Albano, Gorilla Monsoon, Dean Ho, and Tony Garea.

Ring announcer is Joe McHugh.         
#6006C: ALL STAR WRESTLING
1974-12-22, WRGB, 58 min.
Bill White, Vince McMahon Jr., Tony Garea, Gorilla Monsoon, Lou Albano, Killer Kowalski, Dean Ho, Larry Zbyszko, Jimmy Valiant, John Valiant, Valiant Brothers, Jeff Rhodes, Bob Duncum, Butcher Joe Nova, Hans Schroder

Vince McMahon calls the matches of the World Wide Wrestling Federation. Broadcast 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday.  

McMahon interviews Gorilla Monsoon, Dean Ho, Tony Garea, Bob Duncum, Lou Albano, Jimmy Valiant and John Valiant.            
10 Results found for Lou Albano
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