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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: January 1982

This week kicks off our discussion of the year 1982 in pro wrestling by taking a look at January when Ric Flair was NWA World Champion, Bob Backlund was WWF World Champion, and Nick Bockwinkel was AWA World Champion.

Additionally, 1982 kicks off a really strong couple of years for Southeastern Wrestling, Jerry Lawler was feuding with Dutch Mantel over the Southern title, and Sam Muchnick called it quits.

This is a packed show that kicks off an incredible several year period in pro wrestling so join me as I pour through the early days of newsletters, magazines, video, and more to chronicle pro wrestling history.

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