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A NOSTALGIC LOOK BACK: “MEMORIES OF WRESTLEMANIA IV”

Posted February 27th, 2013 by 1Wrestling News Team

When wrestling fans look back on the rich, prolific history of Wrestlemania, certain events are continually brought up as examples of when WWE get it right on their self-styled grand stage. The first incarnation of the now-historic event is generally looked on fondly, mainly because it was so radically different to anything else in 1985 and kicked off a series of shows which have become professional wrestling’s annual highlight. Similarly, Wrestlemania III is mentioned often, surely due to the incredible in-ring exploits of Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, as well as the titanic collision between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant. Incarnations 6, 14, 17 and 20 are also given similar treatment from fans, as the debate rages on in regards to which event was the best Wrestlemania supershow.

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TUGBOAT TALK @THE APTER CHAT

Posted February 19th, 2013 by Bill Apter

Going through some of my videos from the past few years I found this chat with Fred “Tugboat” Ottman from 2009. Enjoy …–Bill Apter Read more.

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THE SAMMARTINO SESSIONS: BRUNO ON STAN HANSEN BREAKING HIS NECK — TAPED MAY/1976

Posted February 18th, 2013 by Bill Apter

It was news that rocked the sports world. The “Living Legend” sustained a horrible broken neck at the hands of Stan Hansen’s “Lariat” during a match at Madison Square Garden on April 26, 1976. Here, just one week later, in a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bruno gives Bill Apter this exclusive look at what happened and what his prognosis for his future was back then … Read more.

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CLASSIC BRUNO INTERVIEW JUST A FEW WEEKS AFTER HE LOST THE WWWF TITLE

Posted February 4th, 2013 by Bill Apter

:On January 18, 1971 the world was stunned with WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino lost the title to Ivan Koloff at Madison Square Garden. Amazingly though Sammartino saw this as a God-send. He had held the title since May 1963 after thrashing “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers in just 61 seconds at MSG (the “old” MSG where the ’71 match was at the “new” MSG) and needed a break to spend time with his family and to let his body heal. This interview was just a few months after the title loss — during his return to MSG — and I was there with my tape recorder and got this exclusive interview!”–Bill Apter Read more.

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SHOCKING NEWS: BRUNO SAMMARTINO AGREES TO INDUCTION IN THE WWE HALL OF FAME!

Posted February 4th, 2013 by Bill Apter

AN OFFICIAL WWE PRESS RELEASE:

February 4, 2013 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that Bruno Sammartino will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. Read more.

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“YEARNING FOR THE TERRITORIES!”

Posted January 16th, 2013 by 1Wrestling News Team

Yearning For The Territories

By Jamie Kennedy

For this piece, I wanted to open myself up to reveal some jealousy. This may strike you as a strange way to kick proceedings off, but it’s something that has niggled at me ever since I first began exploring wrestling beyond the WWF/WWE. Read more.

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THE REVEREND SLICK @THE APTER CHAT!

Posted November 25th, 2012 by Bill Apter

He was on of the most entertaining Pro Wrestling managers in history and now here he is exclusively @THE APTER CHAT on 1Wrestling.com! Read more.

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MY MEMORIES OF REFEREE DICK WHOERLE–A TRUE PROFESSIONAL IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD

Posted March 13th, 2012 by 1Wrestling News Team

A tribute by WrestleReunion Founder-“The Big Cheese” Sal Corrente

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BILL APTER’S CLASSIC AUDIO ON VIDEO PRO WRESTLING SHOW: GORILLA MONSOON SPEAKS–1971

Posted December 11th, 2011 by Bill Apter

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APTER HOURS: TWO OPINIONS OF ALL-TIME FAVORITES TOP 10 LIST–PART I

Posted November 15th, 2011 by 1Wrestling News Team

Since I attended the AWE Night of Legends Pay-Per-View last month, I have really started to watch videos and documentaries on wrestling from the 90s and early 2000s, when I watched it weekly. Although I do not watch it now, wrestling was a huge part of my childhood.

One of the writers I worked with at Philly Sports Port, Dan Cymerman, also has a passion for wrestling and he and I have decided to choose our top 10 wrestlers from that time period. Who made both of our lists? You can find out by checking here every day as I release two of our picks until we reach number one. So let’s start things off with our #10 and #9…

Brandon Apter reporting …