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!
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!
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.
Getting my Super Nintendo for Christmas back in 1991 is still near the very top of my list of favorite Christmas gifts all time. My parents also got me the game Final Fight to go with it, so I spent the day wearing it out along with Super Mario World.