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BRET HART'S WWF DEBUT, STRANGEST PLACE TO SEE A WRESTLING SHOW, SABU IN WCW AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2017-07-20 10:00:00

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What was the strangest place you'd ever attended a pro wrestling show?

The one place that really sticks out to me is the old IPWA Wrestling School run by the late Pete McKay, who had a school and live events in the basement of a NYC housing project building in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  How this ever came to be is beyond me, but they ran regular classes and had live events once a month for many years in the mid-1990s.

A close second and third would be watching a Dennis Coralluzo event that was held outdoors in the parking lot of a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop and watching the CZW Tournament of Death literally in a field on a farm owned by the family of DJ Hyde in Delaware.  I guess the old Charity Hall in Bayonne, NJ, a converted A&P Supermarket, is also up there.

Why was Sabu on the early Nitros in 1995 if he was with ECW?

Sabu had been fired by ECW in April 1995 after no showed the Three-Way Dance, which at the time, was the biggest match in ECW history.  Sabu had been picked up by WCW but not signed, as Nitro started in September 1995 but left/was fired/quit shortly after and returned to ECW in November of that year.  He remained with ECW until 2000.

What was Bret Hart's WWF debut?

Hart debuted in Brantford, Ontario on 8/29/84, teaming with The Dynamite Kid to beat Iron Mike Sharpe and Troy Alexander.     The match aired on Maple Leaf Wrestling.

After the Real World, where did Miz train for pro wrestling?

Miz went to Rick Bassman's UPW in Calirfrnoa.  He got additional seasoning after being signed in WWE developmental.

Who was doing the announcing for WWF before Jesse Ventura got that major role as a heel announcer?

Ventura replaced Angela Mosca Sr.

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