1978 saw Superstar
Billy Graham start the year as the WWWF
The main challengers
for Superstar Billy Graham were Bruno
Sammartino, Peter Maivia, Dusty Rhodes
& Mil Mascaras.
Bob Backlund defeated
Superstar Billy Graham in February of
1978, this was a controversial victory as
Graham had his foot on the rope.
Bob Backlund had lots of challengers which
included Spiros Arion, Luke Graham, Ivan
Koloff, George Steele as well as Superstar
Billy Graham trying to win the title back.
year started with Professor Tanaka &
Mr. Fuji as WWWF Tag Team Champs.
In March Dom DeNucci
& Dino Bravo defeated Tanaka &
Fuji to win the Tag Titles.
In June the Yukon
Lumberjacks beat DeNucci & Bravo to
win the titles.
The Yukon Lumberjacks
faced Cheif Jay Strongbow & Peter
Maivia a number of times when Peter Maivia
was turning heel.
In November Larry
Zbyszko & Tony Garea beat the Yukon
Lumberjacks, after the bout manager Lou
Albano fired the Yukon Lumberjacks.
WWWF Wrestlers of 1978
Superstar Billy Graham
Fantasy card from 1978
matches did take place but not in the same
Garea vs Ivan Koloff
Rivera vs Nicolai Volkoff
DeNucci & Dino Bravo vs Luke Graham
& Strong Kobiyashi
The Giant vs Waldo Von Erich
Monsoon vs Crusher Blackwell
Putski vs George Steele
Arion vs Larry Zbyszko
Rhodes vs Cowboy Bob Duncum
Patera vs Mil Mascaras
Backlund vs Superstar Billy Graham
news of the year was Peter Maivia turning
on Bob Backlund & Jay Strongbow during
On a TV match Bob
Backlund & Peter Maivia took on Spiros
Arion & Victor Rivera. Maivia first
turned on Arnold Skaaland and then on
Backlund. Backlund had a great interview
after the match.
Arnold Skaaland won
the manager of the year trophy only to
have Lou Albano hit him over the head with
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