Category: Scans

A Collection of Pro Wrestling Advertisements from 1987

Being a big wrestling fan growing up, I bought all of the “Apter mags” I could get me hands on.  They were great for the news, which was already 3 months old by the time you read it, and the stories about my favorite wrestlers.  What I didn’t discover they were great for at the time was the advertisements found within.  Sure, I would see something advertised and drool over it, but I never gained the appreciation for all those ads until much later in life.

I was flipping through an issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated the other day, and it was filled with cool ads that I thought I would share with you.  So here they are, a collection of pro wrestling ads from 1987.

Pro wrestling VHS tapes were the holy grail for a young wrestling fan like myself.  I wanted both of these tapes back in the day, but could never swing the ridiculous price to own them at the time.  Fortunately, I did get an uncut, satelite feed copy of Starrcade ’86 a few years ago.

And speaking of video tapes, here is a real gem!  For just $45.20 ($98.60 in 2018 dollars) I could have owned this awesome tape.  If you don’t know what this match is, it is the legendary, riot inducing, hair vs. hair steel cage match in Memphis TN. between Jerry “The King” Lawler and Austin Idol.  If you’ve not seen it, check it out here on YouTube, and be sure to watch for the surprise ending that caused the riot. Continue reading “A Collection of Pro Wrestling Advertisements from 1987”

TV Guide Fall Preview: 1984

 

The annual TV Guide Fall Preview issues always feature the shows that their writers and critics think may be big hits, and shows that the networks themselves have high hopes for.  As with anything else in life, there are usually more misses than hits.  I’ve always enjoyed pulling out old copies of these issues and stepping back in time to see what what shows were featured each year.  I’m scanning in my collection so you can join in and see what the experts and critics thought of the debuting shows each season.  This time, it’s 1984.  Enjoy!

 

TV Guide Fall Preview

 

Airwolf

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Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Supercards ’87

Growing up in the mid-late 80’s, one of my greatest joys would come when I would go to the grocery store with my Mom and be able to pick up a new wrestling magazine.  It never mattered to me which one I got as long as I got one.  If you know anything at all about the glory days of the Apter magazines, you know that the Cadillac of wrestling magazines was Pro Wrestling Illustrated.  One reason it was considered the best was because of it’s full-color coverage of various events.  One of the things I rally looked forward to each year was their coverage of the spring supercards like Wrestlemania.

Well I recently picked up some old wrestling magazines from ebay, and one of them was the Pro Wrestling Illustrated with coverage of Supercards ’87!  After salivating over the 19 pages of greatness multiple times, I thought I would share them with the world so others who used to enjoy this stuff could relive how great it was.  So what follows is all 19 pages of PWI’s coverage of Wrestlemania 3, Crockett Cup ’87, Parade of Champions ’87, and UWF Super Blast.  Enjoy!

 

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He-Man Sweat Suits from 1984

He-Man

I came across these in the 1984 Sears Wish Book catalog and instantly new I had to share them with the world.  Now I can’t remember for certain if I ever actually owned any of these, but my mind wants to say yes.  I know I sported SOME kind of He-Man themed sweat suit apparel when I was young, I’m just not sure if it was any of these featured here.

My Mom had this habit of buying me sweat suits to wear to school.  Instead of wearing whatever the latest fashion was, I was always stuck in boring old seat shirts and sweat pants.  Except when I wore my He-Man set.  I was a bad ass on those days.