Monday, July 4, 2016

Ex Show 1983 Proudfoot Columnn

33 years ago this month were the two big Ex shows put on by the newly in charge Jack Tunney after Frank's death months earlier. Jack had something to prove and the shows did well, stacked with the top stars of the day. The first show 'Night Of The Champions' and the 'Return Of The Champions' 2 weeks later drew a reported 20,000 and 14,000 respectively.

The Ex had been run before during the summer of 1977 and would later be the site of the 'Big Event' in 1986 but these shows stand as two of the biggest - and best shows of the last days of the NWA in Toronto

Note that in the end notes after the article, it mentions Jack may be interested in the boxing side. After Frank's experiences with the boxing world it's surprising Jack was interested at all.