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Magnum T.A. vs Nikita Koloff - United States Heavyweight Championship Tourney - best of 7 Series...In this matchup Nikita is winning 3-0....from August 1986 - ENJOY!

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Author WCWnumba1 ( ago)
xD as you can see , that comment was made TWO years ago, and it more of a
satire joke poking fun at the attitude smarks who hailed that era as
wrestling platinum. Yeah 2011 was the year they were at their worst, hell I
actually enjoy matches like these.

Author ducksox_815 ( ago)
I used to go there too!

Author ducksox_815 ( ago)
If you grew up watching NWA back'd be longing for it. You can
have your sports entertainment.

Author ducksox_815 ( ago)
Oh how I miss the days of the NWA and Mid-Atlantic Wrestling. Always
preferred that to WWF.

Author Bryan Allen ( ago)
I look at wrestling today much like I do music and T.V.These days they ALL
SUCK.Back in the 70s to 80s the NWA was the hot bed of wrestling.Great
stars and great feuds in packed houses.I know, cos I was there alot in
those days and the fans were into it and so were the wrestlers.Funny thing
to, cos back in those days music and T.V. much like wrestling was also
better.I dont have cable and I dont miss it either.The only wrestling ILL
watch is on you tube cos this was the best.Thanks for posting.

Author Bryan Allen ( ago)
I agree nuff said

Author Buckeyecat2002 ( ago)
Are you really, really, really sure that these two wrestlers are better
than, say, WWE , 2012 superstars, Dolph Ziggler, Lord Tensai and Damien
Sandow (the Savior of the Masses who wears pink trunks and purple knee
pads) ?

Author Lanskee Shuru ( ago)
Ivan is from Canada--but always thought he was a real Russian. They both
had good Russian accents, esp. Ivan, nee Jim Pearris.

Author NATIONALCOMMUNISM666 (1452 years ago)
@jaguar94able ok you confuse me. peace 666

Author jaguar94able ( ago)
@NATIONALCOMMUNISM666 Meh I never cared for the old days, I just watch
because I stand by WWE for whatever product they have.

Author jaguar94able ( ago)
@NATIONALCOMMUNISM666 Im well aware what wrestling is seeing as I have
watched since 97. UFC seems to be doing good with added effects. as for sex
I think WWE for example doesn't really need seeing as they are doing fine
enough, though they could bring back some intensity back.

@jaguar94able pro wrestling is A four ring circus once you start taking
thing out you might as well not even call it wrestling any more... the
reasonw hy wrestling is so popular is it A mixture of soap opra sketch
comdy show talk show sport action adventure soft core pornnography an some
time even horror... if wrestling was like it is in the vedio I an Alot of
orther pepole would not watch it... an adding sex can increase the
entertainment value of the product same as music.

Author jaguar94able ( ago)
@NATIONALCOMMUNISM666 Yeah, which is why I wouldn't say Heyman or Vince
(who just stole Heyman's idea) created wrestling. (especially since this
video is real wrestling and what those two created was sports
Entertainment) and as for sex, I think that is what porn is for, and
violence I think we have a good equilibrium today.

@jaguar94able pepole like sport entertainment they want to laugh an see
incredible stunt an pepole fighting back stage... majority of wreslting fan
don't want to watch A two hour wrestling match with some guy in there under
pant in A gym some where... they want what pepole alway want sex an

Author jaguar94able ( ago)
@NATIONALCOMMUNISM666 The Attitude era and Heyman both had their fair share
of equally ridiculous ideas like the ones you mentioned. And really WCW was
pretty huge during it 84 ratings win over WWF, while it maintained a fairly
PG rated show, so really if we look at it, the Attitude era really only
helped WWF rather than wrestling.

good match why don't you upload A vedio of robo cop yeti or or the guy who
feel throuhh A wall when he made his debute magnet man or somthing he had A
metal bucket on his head... upload that to show what wrestling was like
before the Attitude Era... Also why pepole did not watch it an saw it that
was stupid or for cheldren before heyman came around with ecw an russo an
wwe help make wwe A pop culture force with the Attitude Era... you an i
both Know heyman an russo made wrestling!

Author Willie Bennett ( ago)
the best US title match of all time..

Author WCWnumba1 ( ago)
@jaguar94able Dude fuck you, the Attitude Era was true wrestling and it
took Paul Heyman's ECW and Vince's Attitude era to show people that, this
shit right here is total garbage and not wrestling.

Author WCWnumba1 ( ago)
WTF is this shit, this isn't wrestling, the Attitude Era is real wrestling.

Author asaad shareef ( ago)
what boring shit this is ....wrestling changed so much

Author B Turner ( ago)

Author kbshowtyme ( ago)
Cena would kill these two

Author Greg4fun ( ago)
does this match actually cut to later in the match around 6:14?

Author packleader87 ( ago)
Breaking News: The WWE is no longer WRESTLING. It is only "WWE" - They
figure to take out the wrestling as well as GET The "F" OUT from WWF plus

Author Ai Ia ( ago)
This is the wrestling i wish i was around to see, but i was born in 94 and
for some reasone wrestling was never as good as this AWA and Florida

Author litehouse6 ( ago)
It's a good thing Uncle Ivan was there to stop Magnum from cheating.

Author philaman1972 ( ago)
NWA wrestling at its finest. Just listen to that passionate crowd.

Author kmg6888 ( ago)
i have koloffs autograph

Author Sanguiluna ( ago)
The NWA is the only wrestling organization I know to have kept their
product the same over the years (primarily wrestling-based). That may or
may not have been a contributing factor to the NWA's decline in popularity
and importance over the years. Which is a damn shame, because the NWA has a
shitload of uber-talented wrestlers who go widely unknown, like Adam
Pearce, Oliver John, and Phil Shatter.

Author Muscwrestle ( ago)
these two at their best!

Author 8900606 ( ago)
this is wrestling. it will never be like this again.

Author Chris J ( ago)
@slydewinder I think you have gotten it exactly right.

Author Abraham Rodriguez ( ago)
Shit. Nikita Koloff was jakked!

Author Mark Haggman ( ago)
@madmanszalinski @doomed7t1 the wreck happened after the matches cause
Nikita had won the title at the GAB and the accident was October

Author Mark Haggman ( ago)
@doomed7t1 the wreck happened after the matches cause Nikita had won the
title at the GAB and the accident was October

Author holy ( ago)
What a fuck. Watch MMA , not that shit. What is that? Two badly dancing
mans? SHIT!

Author doomed7t1 ( ago)
@madmanszalinski It was during this series of matches I believe. The wreck
happened in mid october, triggering Nikita to side up with Dusty in honor
of Magnum's wrestling ability. Pretty good angle in my opinion.

Author madmanszalinski ( ago)
@dutedo Someone might wanna correct me, but I believe Magnum TA had his
fateful car accident before this series could be completed...or maybe it
was afterwards, I don't remember, but I'm sure it was in 1986.

Author Pete Hairington ( ago)
Hairy wrestle

Author Bryan Greenfarb ( ago)
Nikita and Ivan Koloff are both American's that acted well.....see newer
you tubes of them in their retirement speaking about their roles in the NWA

Author what up my neighbor! ( ago)
nikita was 305 lbs pure hard muscle.

Author shraunbone ( ago)
Nikita used to scare me when I was a kid.

Author okrabay ( ago)
Magnum really sold in this one. He was a great worker who stood out above
the crowd.

Author AngelofAnguish ( ago)
I agree! In my opinion, the ONLY positive thing(s) coming from TODAY'S WWE
are the DVDs featuring the "old school" matches and interviews.

Author toby725717 ( ago)
tommy young was one crazy man in the ring back them , i wish he would come
back to wrestling , he was funny

Author Wanttograpple? ( ago)
russian vs. US is not a race. I dont know where people are getting this
information on race. Negro, Asian, Caucasian= races. Russian, German,
Italian, Brazilian, Chinese, Australian = nationalities. A white american
and a russian are both the SAME race.

Author horrorgirl64 ( ago)
wrestlers and wrestling are not what they were and it is a shame

Author azeron112 ( ago)
looking at Nikita, i now know where Goldberg got his look from.

Author Deez Nuts ( ago)
This is wrestling at its best throughout the 1980s, NWA Mid-Atlantic and
Florida Wrestling with Gordon Solie. It's a soap opera now.

Author Sanguiluna ( ago)
"I know it's a terrible thought to have a Russian as the US Champion." Wow,
NWA...hooray for racial equality! >_>

Author pattersongrove ( ago)
i was there

Author cutlerfan ( ago)
Yeah, Nikita was awesomely powerful. The mid 80's you had the Road
Warriors, Nikita, Doom, lots of massively, bulked up muscle freaks who were
ready to beat the sh*t outta anybody at anytime. I seriously think these
huge powerhouses gave a complex to the pencilneck viewers at home.

Author 1975tooto ( ago)
Yeah They all were!!!

Author MIkey Crashcap ( ago)
I think the best wrestler of all time is Ricky Steamboat, but many people
will disagree. You can't deny the Dragon was one the all time greats,

Author MIkey Crashcap ( ago)
LOL, and a sell it was. Nikita Koloff is an American, and not even a
Russian American, at that. And Ivan Koloff is French Canadian. However, a
catchy wrestling angle gimmick, back in the 80s, was to stir comical
animosity between American wrestlers, and those "other" wrestlers, who were
billed to be bad guys, from Russia. Remember Krusher Khruschev, the Russian
Assassin, and Nikolai Volkoff?

Author MIkey Crashcap ( ago)
You forgot Ronnie Garvin.

Author MIkey Crashcap ( ago)
Nikita Koloff is from Minneapolis, and with his real name being Nelson
Scott Simpson, he's probably of English descent, like fellow Minneapolis
wrestler, Mr. Perfect, Curt Henning. I also find it ironic, that in the
1980s, the decade of what was thought to be an upcoming nuclear war with
Russia, wrestling needed to demonize the personification of an alleged
Russian villian, against a patriotic American wrestler, i.e. Magnum T.A.,
Lex Luger, Dusty Rhodes, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, etc..

Author litehouse6 ( ago)
Magnum was far from the best US Heavyweight champ ever. Johnny Valentine,
Terry Funk, Ric Flair, Greg Valentine, Blackjack Mulligan were all better.

Author Dan C ( ago)
OMFG I saw this match back in the day, thank you for posting it!

Author Dan C ( ago)
AMEN, Goldberg can't hold his jock.

Author Jonathan West ( ago)
Magnum T.A hands down is the BEST US Champ in Wresting History.

Author Ross Cicero ( ago)
The fuckin' ref kicked Nikita's arm!!!!!! What a rip-off!!

Author thelegendx1984 ( ago)
magnum T.A.? r u kidding me? i guess this guy watched magnum P.I. and said
hey that's my wrestling name!!!

Author Richard Thompson ( ago)
The only difference between back then and now IMO is that the lights are
brighter and more entertaining...but they still get it in if you really
watch it...characters just aren't pushing themselves like these dudes...old
school really tellin the story wrestlers don't do anymore.

Author 1975tooto ( ago)
He sure did!! Its not the same!!

Author seoulsoju ( ago)
xhjgf...for you to say thats boring shows your lack of knowledge of
wrestling.was it boring cause nikita didnt say "u cant see me"? grow up and
come back when you understand what real wrestling is all about and this
crap they have on today

Author Corndog0202 ( ago)
I agree and I loved the finish, old school NWA wrestling was so much less
predictable because if two superstars fought they never won with their
finisher, which is all the WWE does

Author paritutu ( ago)
Definiton of Boor: a rude or offensive person...I agree OMG!!!!...obviously
someone watches UTUBE, and misses out on homework. What a great match
though, as a kid I always was a fan of Nikita. Does anyone know what
happened to him?

Author XHJGF ( ago)
booooooring omg -.-

i hung in there watching until last week when rick retired im done with it
now . ill just watch these old episodes on the big e now .

i hung in there watching until last week when rick retired im done with it
now . ill just watch these old episodes on the big e now .

Author haloluver123 ( ago)
this is booring

Author Yaphet Cottman ( ago)
Magnum TA was my favorite wrestler of all time him and Nikita had some Huge

Author Grunt6869 ( ago)
this is son of grunt 68-69 about Vince Mc mahon's promotion skills all he
had & has was a crapload of money thats why alot of people went to the wwe.

Author house5052 ( ago)
Match up would have been huge.

Author house5052 ( ago)
They say Magnum was about to get a huge push. He was supposed to face off
with Ric Flair in a huge feud. Too bad that accident happened. He was about
to be a huge star.

Author house5052 ( ago)
These were some of the real warriors of the business. They put WWF talent
to shame. And in all fairness, WWF was on to something early '80's but
really couldn't keep up with the real talent in the NWA. Vince just had
better promotion skills and more money. And Hulk Hogan in his prime. The
whole world loved Hogan.

Author Lucretia Anderson ( ago)
I remember watching this when it was fun, funny and at least believeable!
Me and my daughters and even my mother and nephews would watch every
weekend episode.The afternoon episodes AND evening episodes on the
weekends.We never got enough. I met Dusty Rhodes in person about 10 years
ago and got an autographed picture AND an off the floor hug!I recorded
these on VHS ,but lost them.I' loved these guys!

Author joe p ( ago)
if i remember correctly didnt these two finish this series at the great
american bash. if thats the same series then i have it on video vhs

Author Joe Newberry ( ago)
That finish seems kind of weird. It's one thing when the heel uses the
ropes for leverage to get a pin and the referee breaks it, but what's the
thinking on breaking the ropes when the wrestler is using them to save
himself? It'd be like a ref knocking a guy's foot off the rope and counting
a pin. I doubt any fan there cared that the evil Russians got cheated

Author Sear212 ( ago)
nikita was a good heel nd ta was a good athlete

Author pwafan584 ( ago)
mmmmmmmm slim jims

Author pwafan584 ( ago)
WOW, this is way more entertaining than the WWE shit we get now. Alot more
action involved.

Author Windwatcher ( ago)
Whoever was doing color with Tony must not have had a wrestling background.

Author WolfieRich ( ago)
2Ruthless07 - Are you fucking stupid? Go wank over TNA you stupid shit.
This history is for grown ups.

Author WolfieRich ( ago)
DAMN Right!!

Author lead2end ( ago)
You got that right!McMahon is slime on an out-house toilet!

Author Travis Stepp ( ago)
This has nothing to do with "WWE"! This is classic NWA wrestling. I like
how the WWE tries to assimilate wrestling history into their own product
and then try to claim it as their own. That, Sir, is T-Total horseshit!

Author Karen Shaw ( ago)
No Nakita won it 4-3

Author UnCivileyez ( ago)
Magnum 4-3 I believe

Author dutedo ( ago)
who won the series?

Author LLWoodstock ( ago)

Author walkerbear ( ago)
This stuff might have worked 20 years ago on television as part of a mixed
programme of ventertainment within multichannel television etc, when
computers could not do half what they do today, but put on here it just
lacks tension, shame because the russian was handsome.

Author jerryreiner . ( ago)
No, it isn't their computer... The sound is off. You hear the sound before
it happens on the video.

Author eric collins ( ago)
yeah it is vince bought all awa and nwa /wcw and ecw videos

Author pkrcaliber03 ( ago)
Why? This isn't WWE Copyright video.

Author ahdonye ( ago)
its fine, your computer sucks

Author dmv12345 ( ago)
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Author Tim Kiser ( ago)
Pretty funny considering Nikita was really named Steve Simpson and went to
Moorhead College

Author Julius May ( ago)
BTW to the User that posted this video, the audio and video is not matching
up. Please correct that

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