The WWE uploading some new classic content to the WWE Network this evening by uploading classic cards to the “Old School” section of the network, which t hasn’t done in quite a while. The shows that were uploaded were:
WWWF at Madison Square Garden 8/7/76, headlined by WWWF Champion Bruno Sammartino vs. Stan Hansen in a steel cage match. This stems from when Hanson broke Bruno’s neck during an earlier match. It was a freak accident from a bodyslam gone wrong.
WWWF at Madison Square Garden 10/25/76, headlined by WWWF Champion Bruno Sammartino vs. Nikolai Volkoff. This wasn’t too long after Nickolai’s run as part of The Mongols tag team.
WWWF at Madison Square Garden 12/19/77, featuring WWWF champion Superstar Graham vs. Mil Mascaras and NWA World Champion Harley Race vs. Rick Martel. As the WWWF had rejoined the NWA in 1974, The NWA champion appeared for Vince McMahon from time to time.
WWF at Madison Square Garden 12/17/79 featuring NWA World Champion Harley Race vs. Dusty Rhodes and Hulk Hogan’s MSG debut vs. Ted DiBiase. Foretelling of the matches that would take place 10 years later with a pre-Million Dollar Man and a pre-Hulkamania Hogan.
WWF at Madison Square Garden 3/17/85 featuring Tito Santana vs. Greg Valentine and Mr. T in Piper’s Pit. This was the final event at MSG before the first Wrestlemania. Yes, the WWE held their monthly MSG televised house show 2 weeks before they would hold the first Wrestlemania in the same building.