Ladies and gentlemen, the one and only disco ladder match!

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At the start of 1987, British wrestling started to see some dramatic changes.  The network TV show, World of Sport, had exclusively featured matches from Joint Promotions for decades, but now there would also be shows supplied by Brian Dixon's All-Star Wrestling (which still exists) and the World Wrestling Federation.  The first episode of World of Sport produced by All-Star, which was taped at the London Hippodrome, saw the debut of Flying Fuji Yamada (the future Jushin Liger), Marc Rocco vs Chic Cullen in their usual exciting match, and Kendo Nagasaki (the original, Peter Thornley, one of the biggest stars in the history of British wrestling; go to his website to see the definition of living a gimmick) vs "Iron Fist" Clive Myers (one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time)...in a disco ladder match.  I'm not sure if anyone knows how Brian Dixon's brain decided to book this, but it's one of the strangest matches in the history of wrestling and a lot of fun to watch.  Check out the video (in two parts) after the jump.

 

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