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Greetings, Kayfabe fans, and welcome to another installment of Houston Wrestling at Kayfabe Memories!!!  Once again, we are taking a look at one of the most unique “territories within a territory” ever, as we examine wrestling life in Houston in the 1980’s.  In this edition we will examine the attempt of another promotion to make Houston their home, and their success, and how long it took before success finally hit 


Time after time, people would come and challenge the “Supremacy” of Paul Boesch and Mid-South/UWF wrestling in Houston, Texas.  In future installments we will dig a little deeper into Southwest Championship Wrestling’s “world” title tourney and why it failed, as well as the oil bust of 1984 in Houston (which didn’t affect the rest of the state until late 1985, by which time Houston had begun recovery), and how that affected gates, and how those affected gates affected storylines in Houston.  In 1988, World Class Championship Wrestling tried to run Houston, but failed.  Three years earlier, another promotion “invaded” the home town heroes, and while initially not so successful, eventually won over the Bayou City, and its rabid fans. 

Fast Forward:

As many of you all know, Vince McMahon declared war on wrestling’s territorial system in early 1984.  While McMahon was planning and plotting as early as mid-1983, his war didn’t actually start until January 7, 1984 when he and the WWF appeared from the Chase Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. (for more info on the St. Louis wrestling scene, check out John Edwards’ excellent series of articles on the St. Louis scene)  McMahon’s strategy was to outbid the local promotion for television time, and to bid for the services of their top drawing stars, putting them on the WWF debut card in the area to insure a shot at a good crowd.      More...

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