Radically Cool Wrestling - RCW (An 80's Mania fed) Nov 27, 2021 17:29:45 GMT -5 Justin Case, Vegas, and 3 more like this
Post by on_the_edge on Nov 27, 2021 17:29:45 GMT -5
Dateline - 12/11/79
As we leave the turbulent 70's and enter the energetic 80's the time is right for one of the oldest forms of entertainment in America to take the next step in its evolution. Thus, we bring you Radically Cool Wrestling (RCW). The brainchild of two Wall Street whizzes, a couple of their friends in the entertainment world and a gentleman with a long history involving the grappling game.
The idea is to bring wrestling to the masses in a new and exciting way. Fans will get to learn about the wrestlers more as people, seeing what motivates them. The show will be syndicated and carried on numerous channels across the country, especially in major markets. It will air at 8 PM on Tuesdays starting 2/5/80. Most stations will air a replay on Saturday or Sunday in either late morning or early afternoon.
What will the program be called? The Show. Because as official celebrity spokesman for RCW, former NY Yankees skipper and new Oakland Athletics' manager Billy Martin says, "Just like in baseball, everyone in wrestling hopes to make it to The Show." Billy Martin will be at that first show which will take place in Miami. Florida is a hotbed for wrestling and like Billy said, "Miami has no MLB team and never will but at least they have wrestling."
The RCW has some amazing corporate sponsors as well. First is Radio Shack. As their spokeswoman said, "We are entering the electronic age. Radio Shack will be leading the way both into the 80's and eventually the new millennium. As we are on the forefront of this new age so is RCW on the forefront of professional wrestling. We here at Radio Shack are proud to be sponsors and work with the RCW". Other sponsors include the Sears, Roebuck and Company plus the official burger place of RCW, Burger Chef.
Now, for the important part. The roster. The RCW signed some of the best up and coming future stars. The also signed one HUGE star. Figuratively and literally. They are in talks with some other big names to bring in. First let's look at the men who make up the Hero team. These are the good guys who play by the book.
First is that huge name we mentioned. Standing well over 7 foot is one of the most well-known and well-loved wrestlers in the world, Pierre the Enormous. He was recently in the movie The Princess Ride. Now he comes to RCW to do what he does best. Wrestle. He is a nice guy but can be quite the...brute. There is also the energetic Lazer, a favorite of the ladies. We also have the masked superstar from Mexico, Star Boy. The BMX legend, Rad Racer. Archeologist turned adventurer turned pro wrestler, Arizona Chance. Finally, a man who is friends with Pierre and who Pierre helped train, Red Pirate Rogers.
Now on the Villian side there will be some dastardly dudes making up that camp. We have the mysterious but surely evil Dark Invader. Karate bad boy, Johnny Kobra. Tennis bad boy (sense a theme here?) Tennis Pro. The creepy one known as The Piranha. Scary looking Skull Gore. Last but far from least, the intimidating man from the USSR, Hammerhead.
What will these men be wrestling for besides fame and fortune? Well championships of course. More info on when they will decide the inaugural champions will come later. But we know there will be three titles. The RCW World Championship, the RCW World Tag Team Championship and a secondary singles championship, the USA Title.
The last bit of info for now is the man in charge of the craziness with be RCW Commissioner Mr. Codger. He's been in the wrestling business for decades and loved by fans. Hopefully he has enough energy to keep up with this new brand of wrestling. So, join us in Miami for the first show if you can. If not, check your local listings for the station in your area carrying The Show. Again, the first episode will be Tuesday, 2/5/80.
See you in the new decade.