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YouTube Finds: Ric Flair vs. Bob Backlund, 4th of July, 1982

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As Gordon Solie says, “Certainly, when these two men meet, it has to be an all-time classic confrontation between the two greatest champions this nation–and this world–has ever known.” (Nick Bockwinkel might have had something to say about that in 1982.) Happy Fourth of July, everybody.


The Super Destroyer defeated Tom Pritchard

Kevin Sullivan defeated Mr. Saito

Leroy Brown outlasted John Studd in a Texas Death match

Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) defeated Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes

Don Muraco beat Dusty Rhodes in 49 seconds with brass knuckles; afterward, Muraco attacked Tommy Rich with the knuckles after Wildfire made the save and left him laying as well

Paul Orndorff (National Champion) defeated Jimmy Snuka by DQ

The Masked Superstar got past Mr. Wrestling II

Ivan Putski & Tom Prichard (sub for Tommy Rich) defeated Stan Hansen & Ole Anderson (NWA Tag Champions) by DQ

Ric Flair (NWA World Champion) vs Bob Backlund (WWWF champion) ended in a double countout

  1. Old School Sammy
    July 6th, 2010 at 09:23 | #1

    I have been watching a lot of the old Mid-Atlantic and NWA on TBS episodes lately on WWE Classics On Demand, it’s amazing the amount of talent that was down South back then. I highly recommend the Classics for the $7.95 a month they charge, the old ECW and other Territory stuff are worth that price alone. They used to do a monthly “Roundtable” discussion too, but I haven’t seen one of them in a while, they were really great as well…

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