What year did you get into wwe?

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What year did you get into wwe?

Post by Anthony18 » August 18th, 2017, 3:28 pm

I'm just curious what year you guys got into wwe?

I started watching in 1991. There have been times(like in the early to mid 2000s) where I thought of not watching anymore, but there is always at least something that I enjoy from the shows.


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Post by AJLe » August 18th, 2017, 3:37 pm

I honestly don't remember the first time I actually watched a WWE (then WWF) TV show - I definitely remember the whole beginning of Hulkamania, Rock n Wrestling, etc. stuff, but I also have vague memories of seeing Backlund as champ and the Wild Samoans, so I'm guessing my literal first WWF viewing was sometime around 1983. I started watching semi-regularly during the original Hogan run, but the Andre heel turn and the build up to WrestleMania III is what hooked me into watching every show, every week. So basically, late 86, early 87 is when I became a diehard.

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Post by lanza218 » August 18th, 2017, 8:41 pm

Summer od 1991. My cousin showed me Superstars and I was hooked

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Post by 16times » August 19th, 2017, 5:10 am

When Ric joined, in 1991. Before that I was a WCW guy.
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Post by Greg2600 » August 19th, 2017, 8:00 am

85-86 for sure. Maniac until 94-95 and quit for ECW. WCW 97-00, with some WWF. TNA couple years. That's it.
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Re: What year did you get into wwe?

Post by WOODMO » August 19th, 2017, 11:51 am

Like 90/91. I got a Rick Rude Hasbro for Christmas, I was young, but between Superstars, the Hasbro figures, etc, I was quickly hooked. I used to rent the Blockbuster library of tapes weekly and I guess caught up.

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Re: What year did you get into wwe?

Post by capman » August 19th, 2017, 12:57 pm

I guess I'm going to that "Old" guy and state that I have been watching it since 1976 when I was five. It was called WWWF , and only showed on WOR channel 9 at midnight on Saturdays after the horse racing. I have vivid memories i've seen the Yukon lumberjacks, Dominic denuci(sp) , Tony Garea, superstar Billy Graham, Peter Mavia and so forth. I don't watch it as much anymore but I do enjoy the progress that it has become since then

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Post by 16times » August 19th, 2017, 2:50 pm

capman wrote:
August 19th, 2017, 12:57 pm
I guess I'm going to that "Old" guy and state that I have been watching it since 1976 when I was five.
I'll take the pressure off and be the "Old Guy", since I was 12 in 1976 !

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I don't want to think about all the great matches and feuds I missed out on all those years. If I'd have been smart like most folks on this board and watched as a kid, maybe I'd have had a better childhood. :hahaaa:
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Re: What year did you get into wwe?

Post by wewantflair » August 19th, 2017, 5:24 pm

I probably got hooked during the Hulk/Orndorff feud leading to Wrestlemania. My first live show was Hulk vs. Kamala at MSG during their late '86/early '87 run.

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Re: What year did you get into wwe?

Post by yosemitechris » August 20th, 2017, 3:16 am

prob around 88-89 i started watches & started buying wwf magizines!


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