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Bruno Sammartino Incident


Bill Watts states in his autobiograhy that he witnessed a backstage confrontation between Sammartino and Monsoon. He states that Monsoon quickly found himself in hot water during the incident. Does anyone know the details of the incident?

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was move the page to Gorilla Monsoon, per the discussion below. Dekimasuよ! 04:03, 1 March 2008 (UTC)


Gorilla Monsoon (wrestler)Gorilla Monsoon — He is easily the primary meaning for the name (and was at the target page until about a month ago when a user moved it without discussing it). For over 35 years he was known as Gorilla Monsoon, as both a wrestler and a commentator and on-screen president of the WWF. Much more prominent than a German metal band, and far more than a fake show from improv group Picnicface Comedy (which doesn't even mention the fake show in their article). Put up a hatlink for those who might be looking for the band. —TJ Spyke 00:58, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's naming conventions.
  • Support We've got Gorilla Monsoon, a band named after Gorilla Monsoon, and an element of a sketch by a comedy group whose own article is just barely not a stub. JPG-GR (talk) 02:24, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support I was looking for Gorilla Monsoon's page and was surprised at the disambiguation page. The above comment mentions how the comedy group article is pretty much pointless, I want to add that the article on the band is terribly written. I say rename the page back, and there can be a disambig link at the top. --Smart Mark Greene (talk) 02:39, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. Band is named after the wrestler and still relatively obscure. As for a fictional show that appears only in a single YouTube video, it's borderline whether that information even qualifies as encyclopedic. So the wrestler is the primary meaning, for our purposes. Andrewa (talk) 12:03, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Primary usage from what I can tell (And shouldn't it have been professional wrestler as the disamb, anyway?) Narson (talk) 14:23, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support per above. D.M.N. (talk) 16:44, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support per above, and (per the naming conventions) because Gorilla Monsoon the wrestler would be the primary topic recognized by English speakers compared to an obscure German band clearly named after him. --Chrysaor (talk) 03:55, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Cool, something I requested worked! Smart Mark Greene (talk) 02:21, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Hall of Fame[edit]

He was the very first inductee into the WWF Hall of Fame on June 19, 1994.

This is not true. Andre the Giant was the first inductee into the Hall of Fame in 1993, in fact the hall of fame was created to honour Andre. This should be removed. --Tregelen (talk) 05:47, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Began commentating with Heenan.[edit]

Gorilla and Heenan had been commentating together since at least September of 1986.

http://www.wwe.com/subscriptions/wweclassics/tv/86challenge/

For those with accounts, the commentary team from the start was Heenan and Gorilla. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.255.136.201 (talk) 01:35, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

All-Asiatic Champion?[edit]

I just watched the Ali-incident on youtube and Monsoon was announced as "The All-Asiatic Champion." Was this just made up for this event? I don't seem this "title" listed anywhere else. Jackbox1971 (talk) 02:09, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

The "event" in question was a WWWF television taping. The McMahons were desperate to create interest in Ali vs. Inoki, as every indication beforehand was that it was going to bomb in the United States. This is why they damn near dragged Bruno Sammartino out of the hospital to return against Stan Hansen. Anyway, to actually address your point, "titles" such as that were commonly thrown around by announcers in those days without regard as to whether they were legit titles.RadioKAOS (talk) 19:50, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Bogosity check[edit]

From the article:

McMahon needed a new announcer team to head up his television programming, and installed Marella with the recently retired Jesse "The Body" Ventura as the new announcing team.

Before North America at large began viewing WWF programming, the WWF taped and aired full-length house shows from Madison Square Garden, the Spectrum in Philadelphia and the Boston Garden, which aired (and in the case of MSG, for a great many years) on regional cable sports channels. They also later did the same thing at the Capital Centre, which aired on the USA Network (as they were based in the D.C. area in those days, it was akin to the other arrangements, even though USA aired nationally). Monsoon did the annnoucing for most of these shows, replacing Vince McMahon on the MSG shows and Kal Rudman on the Spectrum shows. This was years before he teamed with either Jesse Ventura or Bobby Heenan.RadioKAOS (talk) 19:50, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Not really connected to this, but another classic Monsoon line was a wrestler smashing an opponent "into the middle of next week."192.127.94.7 (talk) 17:10, 27 November 2011 (UTC)