Special on the first 11 issues of the Observer from 1982-83




In the Beginning Special

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The special is for the first 11 issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter ever published. A must have for your collection


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1982 Yearbook (12)***The premier issue of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter!!!

1983-March (13)-(I did not get page 14); April (16); May (16); June (18); July (20); August (20);                       

September (20); October (20); November (20); December (22)                    


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Issue Date (pages)               Lead Story

1982 Yearbook (12)***     The premier issue of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter!!!

Flair/Piper cover Champions of 1982

Observer Top 75 Ratings

Wretling Observer  Awards-Ric Flair wins Wrestler of the Year

                                                1982 in review

                                                Superstar Profiles


March (13)                             Farewell Judo Gene

(I did not get page 14)         Ron Dobratz Reminisces

Freebirds Cover                    Wrestling Notebook ’83-A look at the news of each territory including

                                                -All Japan signs Dynamite Kid

                                                -Rookie Billy Jack taking the Northwest by storm

                                                -Tully Blanchard wins Southwest title in tournament

                                                -Buddy Roberts arrives in Texas to join the Freebirds                                 

Cable TV & Wrestling’s Future


April (16)                               The Fine Line Between Stereotypes & Racism

Adrian Adonis cover          Is Television a Threat to Local Promotions

Japan in depth-a quick profile on all of the superstars with ratings

Wrestling Notebook ’83 including

-New Japan draws $250,000 gate-thousands turned away

-Bob Sweetan wins Southwest title

-Larry Zybszko enters Georgia


May (16)                                Where do Pro Wrestlers rate as Athletes?

Ric Flair cover                       The True affects of Cable Come Out

                                                Texas in Depth-a quick profile on all of the superstars with ratings

                                                Wrestling Notebook including

                                                -All Japan Grand Champion series opens March 25

                                                -Tiger Mask vacates NJPW jr title after match with Dynamite Kid

                                                -Lou Thesz and Terry Funk to appear in Southwest promotion

                                                -Larry Matysik resigns as St Louis booker

                                                -Frank Dusek wins Southern belt from Barry Windham


June (18)                                Editorial: “How to Correctly use National TV”

Flair vs Piper cover              Analysis of AWA & Mid-South Talent

                                                Wrestling  Notebook including

                                                -Onita suffers broken leg during match with Hector Guerrero

                                                -Masa Saito to tour US this summer

                                                -Adrian Adonis wins ‘World’ belt in Southwest

                                                -JYD wins North American title

                                                -Ken Patera wins International belt from Lawler

                                                -Jimmy Snuka’s girlfriend found dead

                                                -Eddie Gilbert in car accident


July (20)                                 Summer 1983 Top 100 Ratings

Harley Race cover                1983 Awards Favorites

                                                Wrestling Notebook including

                                                -Hulk Hogan wins IWGP tournament by knocking out Antonio Inoki

                                                -Curt Henning wins Northwest title

                                                -Bret Hart wins North American title from Leo Burke

                                                -Jerry Lawler “Kaufman is a Dead Comic”



August (20)                           Harley Race wins NWA title from Ric Flair in St. Louis

Crusher Blackwell cover     Analysis of Florida & Georgia Talent

                                                Should Pro wrestling be Covered in the Sports Pages

                                                Wrestling Notebook including

                                                -Inoki supposed to have won IWPG title                                        

-Jumbo Tsuruta vacates United National belt in Texas                                

-Jerry Blackwell & Ken Patera win AWA titles from the High Flyers

                                                -Ric Flair wins Missouri state title


September (20)                      Feedback about the 1983 Ratings

Sgt Slaughter cover             Wrestling Notebook including

                                                -New Japan likely to affiliate self with Calgary

                                                -Jimmy Garvin wins American title from Kevin Von Erich

                                                -Butch Reed wins North American title from JYD

                                                -Massive house cleaning in Florida

                                                -July 11 main event Jerry Lawler vs Andy Kaufman


October (20)                          Terry Funk Retires

Terry Funk cover                 Wrestling Notebook including

                                                -Jumbo Tsuruta wins International belt from Brody

                                                -Tiger Mask retires

                                                -Southwest loses slot on USA network

                                                -Jim Duggan beats Ted DiBiase in loser leaves town match

                                                -WWF debuts on USA network


November (20)                      The Two Faces of Japanese Wrestling

Tiger Mask cover                 Fall 1983 Top 50 Ratings

                                                The Never ending Feuds

                                                Wrestling Notebook including

                                                -Stan Hansen beats Giant Baba for PWF crown

                                                -Dynamite Kid wins Northwest title from Henning

                                                -Harley Race tours Texas

                                                -Jesse Ventura wins Southern title

                                                -Brett Wayne Sawyer wins National belt from Zybszko


December (22)                       Article on Roy Shire

Dynamite Kid cover             Wrestling Notebook including

                                                -Antonio Inoki may regain power in New Japan

                                                -The Cobra wins NWA jr belt vs Davey Boy Smith

                                                -Lots of newcomers to Mid South

                                                -Billy Jack wins Northwest belt from Dynamite Kid

                                                -Puerto Rico draws more than 32,000 for Race/Colon main event

                                                -The Grand Wizard passes away



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