Friday, August 19, 2016
Blooper - Wrong Country!
Our "Blooper" this week comes from a big tag-team main event on a Saturday night in Spartanburg, SC in 1974.
NFL veteran Bob Bruggers and Bear Cat Wright took on the tandem of Chuck O'Connor (later better known as Big John Studd) and Ivan Koloff.
Except the writer of this ad got his countries mixed up and renamed the Russian Bear IRAN Koloff!
Add to that the typo-blooper of Ivan's partner, spelled here as Chuck O-CONNERS. What?? We're thinking the ad writer might have been a bit hungover from the night before!
Where in the world do you come up with "IRAN" Koloff?The "R" and the "V" aren't even next to each other on the keyboard, so it's not a typo.
IRAN Koloff may have foreshadowed a feud 6 years later in the Mid-Atlantic era where the "Russain Bear" Ivan Koloff had a bloody heel-vs.-heel war with Iran's Hussein "The Arab" The Iron Sheik!