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YouTube Finds: Austin Idol exposes Dusty Rhodes on Georgia Championship Wrestling

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Never one to brag, “The Universal Heartthrob,” Austin Idol humbly salutes the fans for their support in this clip from Georgia Championship Wrestling, circa 1980. Years before the Hulkster shamelessly ripped him off, IdolMania was indeed running wild nationwide–the modest one didn’t even bother to include Boise, Idaho; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Bangor, Maine; Oil Trough, Texas; Clearwater, Florida;  Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico; French Lick, Indiana; Climax, Michigan; the Missouri Boothill; Needmore, Texas; and beautful Hooker, Oklahoma. (I love how Gordon Solie gradually becomes agitated with Idol–even sunglasses can’t hide his anguish. Incidentally, Gordon’s cool shades were not foreshadowing a heel turn; I believe this interview was conducted shortly after eye surgery.)

For those of you misguided marks out there who thought Dusty Rhodes had the magic of genuine Stardust all those years, you must feel really foolish to discover its true origins. Clearly, the Idol was the highest paid professional athlete at the time–after all, it costs a fortune to import real Stardust from Las Vegas.

  1. David Fullam
    July 15th, 2010 at 09:29 | #1

    Shut up Solie, the man is talking!

  2. July 15th, 2010 at 11:30 | #2

    One of my favorite Idol promos ever. I love how he just keeps going on and on as Solie tries to throw to the Race video.

    This took place in early May 1980. One week after The Russians beat Tony Atlas/Kevin Sullivan for the Georgia tag titles.

  3. Eddie Adamson
    February 9th, 2011 at 14:26 | #3

    Ok Scott… Why are you hating on Beautiful Hooker Oklahoma which is just down the road from my new hometown????

    Did Idol himself put you up to it? Did BC catch some heat out there? (inside joke)

    Cheers and keep up the good stories that reminds me of good ol Mempho
    Eddie

  4. Eddie Adamson
    February 9th, 2011 at 14:26 | #4

    Ok Scott… Why are you hating on Beautiful Hooker Oklahoma which is just down the road from my new hometown????

    Did Idol himself put you up to it? Did BC catch some heat out there? (inside joke)

    Cheers and keep up the good stories that reminds me of good ol Mempho
    Eddie

  5. admin
    August 12th, 2011 at 10:54 | #5

    Hey, Eddie, sorry for the late approval of your comment–somehow yours get mixed in with the tons of Spam I receive daily. And believe me, I have nothing against beautiful hookers–especially when I’m in the Idol’s hometown of Las Vegas. ;)

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