FGB Radio – Super Six World Boxing Classic, Bound For Glory, & Captain Lou

Big D and I return for our first FGB Radio in a few weeks. This is the first in what we hope will be a two FGB Radio week as there are a ton of things to discuss.

In this episode, we talk about the first two fights in the Super Six World Boxing Classic, a bit about Shane McMahon, why I was bothered with the media coverage of Captain Lou Albano, and D goes in depth on Bound For Glory, including high praise for the booking and where the storylines might possibly be going.

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Captain Lou Albano Passes Away

I am sad to write that the legendary Captain Lou Albano has passed away. He was 76. Albano was a legendary manager who, throughout his extensive forty-two year career managed fifteen different tag teams and four singles competitors to championship status. Albano was one of the forefathers behind the 1980s Rock N Wrestling Connection with the WWF and MTV, working with Cyndi Lauper and is one of the key figures responsible for the WWF’s expansion from a northeastern territory to a national conglomerate. In 1996, Lou was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame.

Outside of pro wrestling, Lou will be fondly remembered for his appearances on various Cyndi Lauper videos, most notably the 12 minute epicGoonies ‘R’ Good Enough, from The Goonies soundtrack in 1985. In addition, Lou starred as the live action video game character Mario on The Super Mario Bros Super Show in the live action interludes.

I think I speak for everybody when I say that we send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lou Albano.

NRBQ and Captain Lou’s “Captain Lou” song:

Wrestlemania 2 – Pearl Harbor

WrestleMania 2I remember it like it was yesterday. I was watching Saturday Night’s Main Event where the big angle for this Wrestlemania started. The main event was scheduled for Hulk Hogan vs. The Magnificent Muraco and instead of Muraco’s regular manager Mr. Fuji by his side, Bobby Heenan was in his corner. They said that Fuji had the flu, which was an angle alert. However, I was only nine so I didn’t know about angle alerts. During the match, Hogan went after Heenan and King Kong Bundy came in to attack Hogan and “pearl harbor” him as Vince McMahon would say. It was a sneak attack that left Hogan laying in the ring, taking big splash after big splash. As a young Hulkamaniac, I was devastated. I had just been turned on to wrestling the year before by my best friend at the time, and I bit hook, line, and sinker. There I was, up at midnight, watching my hero take the beating of his life. Bundy was played up huge. He was a mountain of a man. He actually resembled the letter “O” with his short but fat torso and lack of neck. He used to be called a condominium with legs. As Hogan lay lifeless in the ring, I was upset at this guy with the bald head and wrinkled forehead. But I was smart enough to know my guy was going to get revenge. The storyline was that Hogan was in the hospital suffering from rib injuries and you could write the Hulkster to wish him well. I wasn’t that gullible, but I know other young kids were. They even had Mean Gene Okerlund talk to the doctor and they showed x-rays of Hogan to sell the angle. They would meet again in the main event of Wrestlemania 2 and in a steel cage.

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