WWE Network Celebrates ‘Black History Month’ With Lots of New Shows Added

February 1, 2015 by Mark D

WWE Celebrates Black History Month

To celebrate “Black History Month”, WWE Network has added a special category into The Vault featuring lots of complete television shows from a number of Territories not yet seen on the WWE Network – including Mid-South Wrestling, Global Wrestling Federation, NWA World Wide Wrestling, WWE Championship Wrestling, WCW Main Event and lots, lots more!

Here is a rundown of all the complete shows just added, along with lists of some of the highlights to look out for from each show.

Madison Square Garden • February 2, 1976

  • Spiros Arion vs. Kevin Sullivan
  • Ernie Ladd vs. Dominic DeNucci
  • Ivan Putski vs. Ivan Koloff
  • WWE Championship Match: Bruno Sammartino vs. “Superstar” Billy Graham
  • Best 2 out of 3 Falls Match: Bobo Brazil & Tony Parisi vs. Crusher Blackwell & Bugsy McGraw

GWF Major League Wrestling • July 7, 1992

  • The Ebony Experience (Booker T & Stevie Ray) vs. John Tatum & Ron Price
  • Scott Putski vs. Black Bart
  • 15-Man Bunkhouse Stampede Match

WWE Network - Black History Month - Global Wrestling Federation

Mid-South Wrestling • September 8, 1983

  • Junkyard Dog vs. King Kong Bundy
  • Road Warriors vs. Art Crews & Rick Rude
  • No Disqualification Match: Jim Duggan vs. Ted Dibiase

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling • July 13, 1983

  • Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. The Brisco Brothers
  • Brett Hart vs. Greg Valentine
  • Rufus R. Jones vs. Dory Funk Jr.

WWE Network - Black History Month - Mid-South Wrestling

Mid-South Wrestling • January 14, 1982

  • Brian Blair vs. The Monk
  • Ernie Ladd & The Samoans vs. Andre the Giant, Dusty Rhodes & Junkyard Dog
  • Dick Murdoch vs. Bob Roop

Championship Wrestling • December 10, 1983

  • The Iron Sheik vs. Jimmy Jackson
  • The Masked Superstar vs. The Tonga Kid
  • Tag Team Championship No Disqualification Match: The Wild Samoans vs. Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson

WWE Network - Black History Month - Championship Wrestling

World Class Championship Wrestling • September 13, 1985

  • “Hollywood” John Tatum vs. Adidas
  • Iceman King Parsons & Kerry Von Erich vs. Mark Lewin & Jack Victory

All Star Wrestling • February 28, 1976

  • Bobo Brazil vs. Hans Schroeder
  • Stan Hansen vs. Johnny Rivera
  • Kevin Sullivan & Pat Barrett vs. Frank Monte & Billy Coleman

WCW Main Event August 17, 1992

  • Barry Windham vs. Tracy Smothers
  • Jimmy Garvin vs. Jushin Liger
  • Brian Pillman vs. George South
  • WCW World Championship Match: Big Van Vader vs. Ron Simmons

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling • August 1, 1984

  • Brian Adidas vs. Paul Kelly
  • Assasin #1 vs. Brett Hart (the other one)
  • Harley Race vs. Barry Windham
  • Rufus R. Jones & Pez Whatley vs. Ivan Koloff & Don Kernodle

NWA World Wide Wrestling • September 15, 1982

  • Bad Leroy Brown vs. Pork Chop Cash
  • King Parsons vs. Jos Le Duc
  • Wahoo McDaniel & Jack Brisco vs. Jim Dolphin & Ben Alexander
  • Paul Jones & Greg Valentine vs. Mike Davis & Ron Richie
  • Mike Rotundo & Ricky Steamboat vs. Juan Renoso & Ali Bey

WWE Network Black History Month - Mark Henry

Also added up are a number of promos and segments from WWE’s massive video library, currently these segments include:

— Mark Henry’s Speech Regarding His In-Ring Future
RAW • June 23, 2013

— The Rock and Booker T meet backstage
King of the Ring • June 23, 2002

— Cryme Time offer a suggestion to the identity of Mr. McMahon’s son
SummerSlam • August 26, 2007

— The Bruise Brothers show Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert exactly how much a picture of him is worth
Mid-South Wrestling • December 11, 1985

— ‘Iceman’ King Parsons trip to the Texas State Fair
World Class Championship Wrestling • November 3, 1984

— The PYT Express Drive Percy Pringle III Crazy
Championship Wrestling from Florida • 1985

— Bad News Allen Makes A Lasting Impression
Stampede Wrestling • October 28, 1982

— Ernie Ladd Interview
Georgia Championship Wrestling • August 22, 1981

— Thunderbolt Patterson shares his thoughts on Col. Buck Robley
NWA Central States • 1977

— Short career history videos for: Ernie Ladd, Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas, Ron Simmons and Bobo Brazil are also included within the update.

WWE Network - Hall of Fame Specials - Mean Gene Okerlund

Finally, three of the WWE Hall of Fame specials which were originally used on the WWE 24/7 service were also added for “Black History Month”. These specials include classic matches, a mini-documentary, as well as the Hall of Fame induction of the particular superstar. The three specials added look at the careers of: Tony Atlas, Ernie Ladd and Bobo Brazil.

 
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16 Comments left on this article...

  1. Kenny says:

    I’m all for them putting up TVs from the various territories, but here we go again with completely random shows. No context, no follow-up, and no payoff to the shows.

    Who in the world thought this is a good idea?! And who agreed with him?!?!

  2. Shane C. Montgomery says:

    I read Booker T’s book a few years back and I do not remember him and his brother wrestling as The Ebony Express. “The Ebony Experience (Booker T & Stevie Ray) vs. John Tatum & Ron Price.” I remember “G.I. Bro” which was bad enough.

  3. Richard W says:

    Just wondering if the WWE has the previous HOF ceremonies in their archives that date back to 2003 and beforehand? Hoping they could air those in its entirety one day.

  4. Vincenzzzzzo says:

    I hope they add all of those 1 hour Hall of Fame profiles hosted by Gene Okerlund to the Hall of Fame section on the network. They used to be one of my favorite monthly shows on Classics On Demand.

  5. LP1 says:

    This has to be, by far, the strangest thing I’ve seen yet on WWE Network. When you click on the episode of WWF Championship Wrestling from December 1983(where Johnson & Atlas win the WWF Tag Titles) it begins with the intro from “Global Wrestling”, one of the TV shows of Championship Wrestling From Florida. Immediately after that intro it goes right into Vince McMahon welcoming everyone to WWF Championship Wrestling. You have to see this. I can’t even imagine how something like that could even happen.

    • LP1 says:

      It gets even better. I just finished watching the whole episode and before Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson give their usual “see you next week” on-camera spot, the frigging intro to CWF Global Wrestling plays again. lol Clearly the Muppets have been hired to work in the WWE TV studios.

    • Mark D says:

      That had me a little flummoxed too. Who knows! I’d guess they didn’t have the rights to the music so had to cut the open but then replaced it with the wrong thing. I can’t remeber what that era open was, I only recall the “Thriller” version from the Hogan era.

      • LP1 says:

        The Thriller theme didn’t start until March 1984. The original 1983 theme was Cruise Control by a band called Dixie Dregs. Regardless, even if they don’t have the rights to that theme anymore, how in the world do they replace the intro with not only the intro from a different show, but from a different company?!

        • Mark D says:

          Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t excusing them, I was just throwing an idea as to why it’d happened. From everything I’ve heard the shows are being put up with very little pre-planning, meaning these type of mistakes will happen. They’re also really bad with the show dates – they have quite a few errors with these updates.

          • attitude.era.4life says:

            to quote Todd Hockney in “The Usual Suspects”:

            “…You got a team of monkeys working around the clock…”, Vince!?!

  6. pdub says:

    Lol who writes letters?……dude must be in his 60s

  7. King8899 says:

    Real men don’t have The WWE Network

    btw my letter is done. I’ll be mailing it today

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