Season 2 Round 2 Thread: The 80s

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Season 2 Round 2 Thread: The 80s

Post by Robareid » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:45 am

Welcome to the second round of the second season of 'Well You Know Something, Brother?'. The category that's been chosen from the wheel of fortune for this round is *drumroll* the 80s!

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Re: Season 2 Round 2 Thread: The 80s

Post by Robareid » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:53 am

Fixtures

Armbar Division 1
Real Hero vs. Rob Viper
Joe Gagne vs. Dave Muscarella
TJ Hawke vs. Alan4L

Armbar Division 2
Case Lowe vs. Lawrence O'Brien
Bryan Rose vs. Tarek Lababidi
Taylor Mitchell vs. Sean Flynn

Bodyslam Championship 1
Fray Movement vs. Ben Shaw
Dylan Justin vs. Tanner
Bonski vs. Chris "IVP" Schoen

Bodyslam Championship 2
Alex Wendland vs. Cal Burnside
Shining Wiz vs. Tommy Livingstone
Chris Harrington vs. Blacktus Jack

Argentine Backbreaker
Alex Giardini vs. Brandon Howard
Jer Polk vs. Ru Gunn
Awful Jack vs. Dan the Dazzler

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Re: Season 2 Round 2 Thread: The 80s

Post by Robareid » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:56 am

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Twenty Questions

1. Who was Andre the Giant’s partner in the Colossal Connection?

2. What was the name of the 1986 WWF event in Canada that set the still standing Canadian wrestling attendance record?

3. In the 80s one of the WWF’s many TV shows was called Tuesday Night… what?

4. Who did Big John Studd last eliminate to win the 1989 Royal Rumble?

5. Who did Randy Savage lose his Intercontinental Championship to at the end of a 414 day reign?

6. The first tag team championship Arn Anderson won was the NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championships, but it wasn’t with his Minnesota Wrecking Crew partner Ole Anderson. Who was it with?

7. What was Dusty Rhodes’ frequently used alter ego, which was often used after he had lost a loser leaves town match, named?

8. After being dumped by The Red Rooster in early 1989 manager Bobby Heenan took on which jobber on as his new protégé?

9. What was the only ever AWA show to be shown on PPV?

10. In what year was the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship created?

11. UWF was a very influential Japanese Shoot Style promotion in the 80s. It’s original incarnation closed down in 1985 after two prominent figures in the promotion were involved in a match which turned into a real fight during a show. One of the participants in the aforementioned fight was the original Tiger Mask Sayama, who was the man across from him?

12. Speaking of the Tiger Mask I, during the early 80s he wrestled in the UK under a standard name (first name and surname). What was it?

13. Who held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship to start the decade?

14. Which Japanese wrestling federation was Stan Hansen’s first tour of Japan for?

15. EMLL, the previous name for CMLL, had its 50th Anniversary Show in 1983. The main event was a Hair vs. Hair match between Sangre Chicana and whom?

16. In the 80s in the UK, two promotions had major TV coverage on ITV. Name either of these two promotions?

17. Who was the shortest wrestler to win AJPW's Champion’s Carnival during the 80s?

18. The patriarch of the Guerrero family has his last match during the 80s. What was his first name?

19. Which US territory went on a tour of the Middle East in August 1985, culminating in a show at Tel Aviv, Israel?

20. Which wrestler who would go onto become a multiple time world champion in the WWF replaced Nick Kiniski in the tag team the American Breed, leading to the team name to be changed to the American Force?

List Them

Write down 15 names (or titles, or whatever) and will receive a point for each correct name. The category will sometimes have exactly 15 possible correct answers, or sometimes slightly more, but you’ll always be submitting 15 answers, so this section will always be out of 15.

Behind the NWA World Championship, one of the largest singles titles during the 80s was the NWA United States Championship, which can trace its lineage to WWE's current United States Champion John Cena. During the decade of the 80s there were 15 different men who held the belt. List them.

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Re: Season 2 Round 2 Thread: The 80s

Post by Robareid » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:31 am

Answers


Twenty Questions

1. Who was Andre the Giant’s partner in the Colossal Connection?
Tama's daddy, Haku.

2. What was the name of the 1986 WWF event in Canada that set the still standing Canadian wrestling attendance record?
The aptly named 'The Big Event'

3. In the 80s one of the WWF’s many TV shows was called Tuesday Night… what?
Titans

4. Who did Big John Studd last eliminate to win the 1989 Royal Rumble?
The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase.

5. Who did Randy Savage lose his Intercontinental Championship to at the end of a 414 day reign?
Ricky Steamboat

6. The first tag team championship Arn Anderson won was the NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championships, but it wasn’t with his Minnesota Wrecking Crew partner Ole Anderson. Who was it with?
Jerry Stubbs

7. What was Dusty Rhodes’ frequently used alter ego, which was often used after he had lost a loser leaves town match, named?
The Midnight Rider

8. After being dumped by The Red Rooster in early 1989 manager Bobby Heenan took on which jobber on as his new protégé?
Brooklyn Brawler

9. What was the only ever AWA show to be shown on PPV?
SuperClash, SuperClash III specifically.

10. In what year was the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship created?
1987

11. UWF was a very influential Japanese Shoot Style promotion in the 80s. It’s original incarnation closed down in 1985 after two prominent figures in the promotion were involved in a match which turned into a real fight during a show. One of the participants in the aforementioned fight was the original Tiger Mask Sayama, who was the man across from him?
Akira Maeda

12. Speaking of the Tiger Mask I, during the early 80s he wrestled in the UK under a standard name (first name and surname). What was it?
Sammy Lee

13. Who held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship to start the decade?
Harley Race

14. Which Japanese wrestling federation was Stan Hansen’s first tour of Japan for?
New Japan Pro Wrestling, he had matches with Antonio Inoki and Andre the Giant, among others.

15. EMLL, the previous name for CMLL, had its 50th Anniversary Show in 1983. The main event was a Hair vs. Hair match between Sangre Chicana and whom?
MS-1

16. In the 80s in the UK, two promotions had major TV coverage on ITV. Name either of these two promotions?
World of Sport was not the answer here, that was the name of the TV show on ITV which wrestling was shown on but wasn't even wrestling exclusive. The two answers were Joint Promotions and the still living All-Star Wrestling.

17. Who was the shortest wrestler to win AJPW's Champion’s Carnival during the 80s?
Kind of a trick question. Only two wrestlers won the Champion's Carnival, and one was Giant Baba, so that left the still pretty huge Jumbo Tsuruta.

18. The patriarch of the Guerrero family has his last match during the 80s. What was his first name?
Gory

19. Which US territory went on a tour of the Middle East in August 1985, culminating in a show at Tel Aviv, Israel?
WCCW

20. Which wrestler who would go onto become a multiple time world champion in the WWF replaced Nick Kiniski in the tag team the American Breed, leading to the team name to be changed to the American Force?
Shawn Michaels

List Them

Write down 15 names (or titles, or whatever) and will receive a point for each correct name. The category will sometimes have exactly 15 possible correct answers, or sometimes slightly more, but you’ll always be submitting 15 answers, so this section will always be out of 15.

Behind the NWA World Championship, one of the largest singles titles during the 80s was the NWA United States Championship, which can trace its lineage to WWE's current United States Champion John Cena. During the decade of the 80s there were 15 different men who held the belt. List them.

Barry Windham
Dick Slater
Dusty Rhodes
Greg Valentine
Jimmy Snuka
Lex Luger
Magnum T.A.
Michael Hayes
Nikita Koloff
Ric Flair
Ricky Steamboat
Roddy Piper
Sgt. Slaughter
Tully Blanchard
Wahoo McDaniel

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Re: Season 2 Round 2 Thread: The 80s

Post by Robareid » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:24 am

I'm super busy this week, so I'm going to be delaying S2R3 by a week

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Re: Season 2 Round 2 Thread: The 80s

Post by Robareid » Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:14 pm

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Well done again to Real Hero, who actually got 33/35 this week only being held back by his handicap. Congratulations to Joe too, 30 is a pretty fantastic score.

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Re: Season 2 Round 2 Thread: The 80s

Post by Robareid » Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:22 pm

Fixture Results

Armbar Division 1
28 Real Hero vs. Rob Viper 27
30 Joe Gagne vs. Dave Muscarella 15
12 TJ Hawke vs. Alan4L 24

Armbar Division 2
14 Case Lowe vs. Lawrence O'Brien 12
24 Bryan Rose vs. Tarek Lababidi 9
0 Taylor Mitchell vs. Sean Flynn 23

Bodyslam Championship 1
21 Fray Movement vs. Ben Shaw 14
21 Dylan Justin vs. Tanner 17
0 Bonski vs. Chris "IVP" Schoen 0

Bodyslam Championship 2
15 Alex Wendland vs. Cal Burnside 24
28 Shining Wiz vs. Tommy Livingstone 16
0 Chris Harrington vs. Blacktus Jack 5

Argentine Backbreaker
0 Alex Giardini vs. Brandon Howard 0
0 Jer Polk vs. Ru Gunn 5
0 Awful Jack vs. Dan the Dazzler 15

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Re: Season 2 Round 2 Thread: The 80s

Post by Robareid » Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:54 pm

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Bodyslam Championship

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Argentine Backbreaker

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Re: Season 2 Round 2 Thread: The 80s

Post by Robareid » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:24 pm

Wheel of Categories


Here's the results of the vote:
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So "WWE 00s" category will be added to the Wheel of Categories replacing whichever category is selected for this coming week out of the following:

Wrestlers Not Wrestling
PWG
CMLL
Wrestling Games
Hulk Hogan

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Re: Season 2 Round 2 Thread: The 80s

Post by Matt Farmer » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:13 pm

Robareid wrote:Answers


Twenty Questions

2. What was the name of the 1986 WWF event in Canada that set the still standing Canadian wrestling attendance record?
The aptly named 'The Big Event'

14. Which Japanese wrestling federation was Stan Hansen’s first tour of Japan for?
New Japan Pro Wrestling, he had matches with Antonio Inoki and Andre the Giant, among others.

15. EMLL, the previous name for CMLL, had its 50th Anniversary Show in 1983. The main event was a Hair vs. Hair match between Sangre Chicana and whom?
MS-1
Was just reading this for fun when I came across a few mistakes when it comes to answers to these questions.

2) Both WrestleMania's at the Skydome drew more fans than the BIg Event. The Big Event despite what WWF advertised it at drew 61,470 (Football capacity was 54,000 so even the 61,470 number might be high)

14) Stan actually went on one tour with All Japan pro wrestling in 1975, when he had the long blonde hair. He even worked a TV match with Destroyer prior to becoming a regular for New Japan. The first tour he was booked through the Funks, then when he was with New Japan he was booked initially through Vince Sr.

15) This is right...kind of. For the 50th Anniversary EMLL ran three events to celebrate their 50th. Each card was headlined by a hair vs hair match. The first one on September 9th had Gran Cochisse taking the hair of Mocho Cota. The second on September 16th had El Satanico beating La Fiera. The final leg of the Anniversary celebration was September 23rd with Chicana beating MS-1.

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Re: Season 2 Round 2 Thread: The 80s

Post by Robareid » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:02 pm

Thanks for the corrections.

2 - In the question I sent out to the participants I did make the proviso that this was taking into account WWF's own numbers and that they were likely worked, not sure why I didn't transfer that across to the forum post.

14 - This was just bad research by me, I hold my hands up for that. I'll go through and change all the results when I have a chance.

15 - Interesting, probably a case of me not doing good enough research again so the question could have been worded better. But that said, the question still works thankfully.

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