Déjà Vu Wrestling: Randy Savage vs Paul Orndorff

This installment of Déjà Va Wrestling looks at two matches between “Macho Man” Randy Savage and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff from 1986 and 1995.

The first match takes place in a WWF ring at the Philadelphia Spectrum in June of 1986. Orndorff,only three weeks away from becoming one of the most hated men in wrestlng when he turns on Hulk Hogan, is the fan favourite. Savage, the villain, is booed. The Spectrum crowd is less critical of Savage’s manager, the lovely Miss Elizabeth, receives cheers equalling those of Mr. Wonderful.
At the start of the match, Orndorff, either as a tribute to his friend or in a foreshadowing of his turn, does the Hulk Hogan ear cup routine to get the crowd going.
During the match Savage does his customary stalling tactics, throwing chairs into the ring from the arena floor.
Orndorff does a nice spot where he leaves the ring to hand flowers to Elizabeth. The crowd loves this; the jealous Macho Man not so much, grabs the flowers from his manager and tries to attack Mr. Wonderful with them only to end up eating the bouquet.
Orndorff goes on to win the match by count out. The ring announcer reminds us that titles cannot change hands on a count out, but Orndorff seems nonplussed by this and begins to flex and pose in the center of the ring.
The next match takes place on WCW Worldwide in September of 1995. The tables are turned as Savage is the fan fan favourite, even without the lovely Elizabeth by his side. Orndorff, who had been having a rough go of it, was the villain.
This is a fun TV match between these two veterans who don’t appear to have tangled against each other very frequently even though they wrestled in the same promotions for many years together.
Savage wins with an elbow off the top rope. The most notable thing about this match is that the loss eventually triggers the appearance of Gary Spivey of the Psychic Companion Network to help Mr. Wonderful regain his confidence.
Brutus Beefcake Poem

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Brutus Beefcake Poem

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Sesame Street teaches us the “Ins” and “Outs” of the Disco World. 

One of my favourite evvvveeeerrrr.

Nobody did Disco better than Sesame Street. The very first album I ever owned was Sesame Street Fever.

Déjà Vu Wrestling: Hulk Hogan vs Ted DiBiase

This installment of Déjà Va Wrestling looks at two matches between Hulk Hogan and Ted DiBiase, from 1979 and 1987.

The first match, from 1979, was Hulk Hogan’s first match in Madison Square Garden and Ted DiBiase’s last match in the WWF. In a reversal of roles, Hogan, managed by Classy Freddie Blassie, was the bad guy and DiBiase was the good guy. At the time, Hogan was known as the Incredible Hulk Hogan (by the ring announcer) but it was changed to Fabulous Hulk Hogan (that’s what Vince McMahon refers to him and what was displayed on the graphic). Hogan won the match from the departing DiBiase, but not before DiBiase kicked out of Hogan’s leg drop. DiBiase would also resist succumbing to the sleeperhold, which would go on to become his finisher, Million Dollar Dreams, in his second and more famous run with the company.



In 1987, Ted DiBiase would redebut in the WWF as The Million Dollar Man. He and Hogan faced off at the end of the year. DiBiase, with Virgil and Andre he Giant in his corner, was the bad guy and Hogan was at his most popular. Much like in their 1979 encounter, DiBiase spent a lot of time on the outside of the ring. In a pleasant coincident, one of the commentators referred to DiBiase as fabulous during the match.  Not surprisingly, Hogan beat DiBiase. However, he didn’t try to use his standard finisher, the leg drop, this time around.


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Andre the Giant vs. Akira Maeda.

I want to see the Ronnie Garvin v. Andre the Giant match in its entirety.