We continue to celebrate my birthday all week long at When It Was Cool by looking back at the year 1971.
Today on the DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show, I look back at a match that is still remembered 49 years later for the reaction it invoked. Bruno Sammartino was the WWWF Champion and had been dominant, dispatching villain after villain. A year earlier he had even defeated the big Russian brute Ivan Koloff.
But in 1971, Koloff got his revenge with a knee drop off the top rope and the referee hit the three count. Madison Square Garden stopped in dead silence as a new WWWF Champion was crowned. Let's talk about it.