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Right now, 1am 4/2/08 they are showing a wrestling using the name of Leon White.... Yup, he would later become Big Van Vader
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    Originally posted by shawnpatrick
    Right now, 1am 4/2/08 they are showing a wrestling using the name of Leon White.... Yup, he would later become Big Van Vader
ESPN Classic's wrestling was first discussed back in January when they were airing UWF (The W).



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.02
    Originally posted by shawnpatrick
    Right now, 1am 4/2/08 they are showing a wrestling using the name of Leon White.... Yup, he would later become Big Van Vader


Yep, thank you for being a master of the obvious. :-D


    Originally posted by CRZ
    ESPN Classic's wrestling was first discussed back in January when they were airing UWF (The W).


Saw some of the UWF and they were taping out of NY. There were some good matches too.


Though I did catch some classic AWA a couple weeks ago. The Midnight Rockers were in action.



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    Originally posted by jwrestle


    Yep, thank you for being a master of the obvious. :-D


Yea, but how many people saw White wrestle under his real name and without any mask????? He certainly was raw in that match and his microphone skills needed real work. It took the Japanese to realize the full potential of Vader. Still, it was a real treat to see Vader in his earliest matches.

I saw a very young Shawn Michaels last week on it also. His voice didn't seem to be as deep as it is today. Probably age.

And Scott Hall was on tonight's show.... when he was a tough cowboy with brown curly hair and a mustache. I remember watching him slam Jerry Blackwell two decades ago.

Tonights main event was Curt Henning vs Stan Hansen... all with Henning over-selling moves.

I also saw the UWF shows on ESPN Classic.... They were okay, I think the corny beginning intro to the show was really lame. Glad they switched to the AWA....
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I'm recording this in hopes of catching some of the Midnight Rockers v. Rose & Summers bloodbaths that ESPN showed back in the day (the ones that I don't have on DVD - plus these are "free").
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I have been DVR-ing this the last few weeks. It's cool, because I never saw much of this stuff growing up in the mid 80s, mostly just NWA and WWF. All I knew about the AWA was from PWI.




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