Matches were broadcast on Saturdays only, with the exception of bank holiday specials.

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January 5th 1980 (Leeds, taped 3/1/80)

Zoltan Boscik (S) v Mal Sanders (FF)

Colin Joynson (F) v Steve Veidor (F) (DCOR)

Tony St Clair (F, DQ) v Mark Rocco (F)

(It is possible the St Clair - Rocco match was not broadcast.)

January 12th 1980 (Leeds, 3/1/80)

Marty Jones (KO) v Ringo Rigby (F)

Wayne Bridges (FF) v John Cox (0)

Peter Kaye (S, RSF) v Pat Patton (F)

January 19th 1980 (Leamington Spa, taped 9/1/80)

Chris Adams (FF) v Lucky Gordon (F)

Ken Joyce (FF) v Tony Costas (F)

Giant Haystacks/John Quinn (KO, RSF) V Honey Boy Zimba/Dave Bond

January 26th 1980 (Leamington Spa, taped 9/1/80)

Battle royale: Mick McManus, Jon Cortez (W), Catweazle, Tommy Lorne, Steve Peacock Jackie Turpin

Not billed, but probably broadcast:

Jackie Turpin (F, DQ) v Mick McManus (S)

Catweazle (FF) v Steve Peacock (F)

Jon Cortez (FF) v Tommy Lorne (F)

(McManus was not allowed to take part in the battle royale because of his previous disqualification.)

February 2nd 1980 (Reading, taped 28/1/80)

Jon Cortez (FF) v Pete Lapaque (F)

Big Daddy/Pete Ross (FF) V African Kruger (Thys Kruger)/African Rand (Don Charles) (F)

Johnny Saint (F) v Steve Grey (FF)

February 9th 1980 (Reading, taped 28/1/80)

Tony Walsh (KO) v Jeff Kaye (F)>

John Elijah (FS) v Cowboy Smith Hart (F)

Brian Maxine (F) v Mick McMichael (F) (NC)

February 16th 1980 (Southend, taped 13/2/80)

Bobby Barnes (F) v Mal Sanders (F)

John Quinn (COR) v Caswell Martin

Pat Roach (F, RSF) v Pete Roberts (F)

February 23rd 1980 (Southend, taped 13/2/80)

Alan Dennison (S) v Bob Anthony (0)

Romany Riley (F) v Len Hurst (F) (DCOR)

British Welterweight champion Jim Breaks (S) v Young David (F)

(Riley replaced the billed Mark Rocco)

March 1st 1980 (Lincoln, taped 28/2/80)

Bert Royal v Yasu Fuji (KO)

Big Daddy (KO) v Mike Dean

Marty Jones (FF) v John Naylor (F)

March 8th 1980 (Lincoln, taped 28/2/80)

Keith Hayward (FF) v Sid Cooper (S)

Chris Adams (F, DQ) v Mick McManus (F)

Bobby Ryan (KO) v Blackjack Mulligan

Chris Adams/Big Daddy/Bobby Ryan (KO, F) v Sid Cooper/Mike Dean/Blackjack Mulligan (0)

March 15th 1980 (Digbeth, taped 12/3/80)

Ringo Rigby (FF) v Steve Peacock (F)

John Quinn (KO) v Johnny Wilson

Wayne Bridges (FF) v Lee Bronson (0)

March 22nd 1980 (Digbeth, taped 12/3/80)

Mick McMichael (FF) v Vic Faulkner (FF)

(The third fall saw both men's shoulders pinned down.)

Yasa Fuji (F) v Colin Joynson (F, DQ)

Peter Kaye (COR) v Jackie Turpin (F)

March 29th 1980 (Walton on Thames, taped 5/3/80)

Jon Cortez (F, S) v Jeff Kaye (F)

Big Daddy/Kid Chocolate (F, COR) V Mark Rocco/Tony Walsh (S)

Johnny Kwango (F, DQ) v Lucky Gordon (0)

April 7th 1980 (Guildford, taped 25/3/80)

Chris Adams (FF) v Gary Wensor (F)

Bruiser Ian Muir/Pat Roach (0) V Steve Veidor/Pete Roberts (F, COR)

Gil Singh (FF) v John Cox (F)

April 12th 1980 (Bradford, taped 10/4/80)

Tony St Clair (FF) v Rex Strong (S)

Wayne Bridges (FF) v Caswell Martin (F)

Ray Steele (F, DQ) v Ox Brody (F)

April 19th 1980 (Bradford, taped 10/4/80)

Alan Kilby (F) v Honey Boy Zimba (F)

John Quinn (KO) v John Elijah

Jim Breaks (F) v Alan Dennison (SS)

April 26th 1980 (Belle Vue, taped 23/4/80)

Mal Sanders (COR) v Sid Cooper (S)

Tony St Clair (F, COR) v Yasu Fuji (F)

Jon Cortez (FF) v Steve Peacock (F)

May 3rd 1980 (Belle Vue, taped 23/4/80)

Gwyn Davies (F) v Steve Veidor (F) (NC)

Marty Jones (F, COR) v King Ben (F)

Bert Royal/Vic Faulkner (FF) V Peter Kaye/John England (0)

M May 5th 1980 (Guildford, taped 25/3/80)

Keith Haward (F) v Kurt Heinz (0)

World Lightweight champion Johnny Saint (FF) v Steve Grey (F)

This was a bank holiday special.

May 10th 1980 (Wembley)

FA Cup Final day

World Heavyweight champion Wayne Bridges (F) v John Quinn (F, RSF)

(Quinn won the title on a stoppage.)

Young David (DQ) v Tally Ho Kaye

Mick McManus vs Bob Anthony. (This may not have been broadcast until the Wrestling Channel reruns in the mid-2000s.)

Pat Roach vs Tiger Dalibar Singh (This may not have been broadcast until the Wrestling Channel reruns in the mid-2000s.)

May 17th and 24th 1980

Wrestling appears to have not been broadcast.

M May 26th 1980 (Croydon, taped 13/5/80)

Vic Faulkner (2) v Blackjack Mulligan (1)

John Naylor (FF) v Jackie Robinson (F)

John Quinn/Yasu Fuji (F, KO) V Steve Veidor/Lee Bronson (F)

This was a bank holiday special.

May 31st 1980 (Solihull, taped 28/5/80)

Sid Cooper (F) v Catweazle (F, DQ)

Wayne Bridges (FF) v Butts Giraud (F)

Jim Breaks (F) v Alan Dennison (FS)

June 21st 1980 (Adwick le Street, taped 22/5/80)

Tony Walsh (S) v Keith Haward (F, DQ)

Big Daddy/Chris Adams (F, KO) V King Kong Mal Kirk/Bruiser Ian Muir (S)

Mick McMichael (FF) v Jackie Turpin (F)

June 28th 1980 (Adwick le Street, taped 22/5/80)

Brian Maxine (F) v John Elijah (F)

John Quinn (RSF) v Ray Steele

Bobby Barnes (RSF) v Bob Anthony (S)

July 5th 1980 (Southport, taped 25/6/80)

Combat Challenge Shield semi-finals:

Mark Rocco (KO) v Mal Sanders (F)

Marty Jones (FF) v Young David (Davey Boy Smith) (F)


Mick McManus (F, KO) v Steve Grey (F)

July 12th 1980 (Southport, taped 25/6/80)

Mike Marino (FF) v Alan Kilby (F)

Giant Haystacks (KO) v Honey boy Zimba

Combat Challenge Shield final: Mark Rocco (SS) v Marty Jones (F)

July 19th 1980 (Catford/Lewisham, taped 14/7/80)

British Welterweight champion Alan Dennison (F) v Jim Breaks (F)

July 26th 1980: (Catford/Lewisham, taped 14/7/80)

Giant Haystacks & John Quinn V Pete Roberts & Johnny Wilson

TV Times listings for this week have World of Sport but with the wrestling slot heavily truncated to make space for Olympics coverage. We also have reports that the World of Sport show was replaced entirely by Olympics coverage, other than Haystacks/Quinn-Roberts/Wilson airing as a standalone match. The following matches from the Catford taping were were likely either broadcast on 19 July or not broadcast until The Wrestling Channel re-runs in the 21st century:

Lee Bronson (FF) v Mann Singh (F)

Len Hurst (F) v Terry Rudge (0)

Mick McManus (SS) v Kid Chocolate (F)

Bill Torontos (F) v Kurt Heinz (0)

August 2nd 1980

Wrestling appears to have not been broacast.

August 9th 1980 (Bedworth, taped 5/8/80)

Peter Kaye (F) v John Naylor (F, DQ)

Tony St Clair (F) v Pat Roach (RSF)

Wayne Bridges (FF) v Ox Brody (F)

August 16th 1980 (Bedworth, taped 5/8/80)

Johnny Kwango (FF) v Johnny England (S)

Tim Fitmaurice (0) v Keith Haward (FF)

Ringo Rigby (FF) v Johnny South (F)

(Fitzmaurice replaced the billed Jon Cortez)

August 23rd 1980 (Hartlepool, taped 6/8/80)

Jackie Turpin (FF) v John Wilkie (0)

Big Daddy/Chris Adams (FF) V Yasu Fuji/Black Baron (S)

Alan Kilby (FF) v Mel Stuart (F)

August 25th 1980 (Croydon, taped 13/5/80)

Johnny Saint (S) v Zoltan Boscik (S) (RSF)

Marty Jones (F) v Young David (0) (NC)

Bert Royal (F, DQ) v Lucky Gordon (0)

August 30th 1980 (Hartlepool, taped 6/8/80)

Pat Patton (F) v Steve Peacock (S)

Gil Singh (F, DQ) v Mal Kirk (0)

Alan Dennison (0) v Jim Breaks (F)

(Kirk replaced the billed Beau Jack)

September 13th 1980: (Morecambe, taped 3/9/80)

Honey Boy Zimba (COR) v King Ben (F)

Bobby Bold Eagle (RSF) v Mark Rocco (F)

Ray Steele (F) v Peter Stewart (F)

September 20th 1980 (Morecambe, taped 3/9/80)

Steve Grey (FF) v Ken Joyce (F)

Mike Marino (F) v King Kong Mal Kirk (S) (DDQ)

Alan Kilby (FF) v Tony Walsh (F)

October 11th 1980 (Southend, taped 8/10/80)

Sharky Ward (S, RSF) v Jeff Kaye (0)

Giant Haystacks (KO) v Prince Mann Singh

Sammy Lee (F, COR) v Sid Cooper (0)

(Lee was Satoru Sayama, better known as Tiger Mask)

October 18th 1980 (Southend, taped 8/10/80)

Wayne Bridges v Lee Bronson

Bert Royal/Vic Faulkner (FF) V Pete LaPaque/Tommy Lorne (The Rockers) (F)

Chris Adams (F) v Bobby Barnes (S)

(Adams won a post-match judo throws challenge 10-9.)

November 1st 1980 (Solihull, taped 28/5/80)

Marty Jones (F) v Dave Bond (F)

Yasu Fuji (KO) v Pete Curry (F)

Mark Rocco (S) v Pete Roberts (F)

November 8th 1980 (Lincoln, taped 5/11/80)

Pat Roach (FF) v Peter Stewart (F)

Big Daddy/Sammy Lee (FF) V King Kong Mal Kirk & Sharky Ward (0)

Billed but not broadcast: American Dream Chris Colt v Mick McMichael (DQ) (It's believed Kent Walton announced the match was too violent. Colt left Joint promotions after a controversial match at the Royal Albert Hall on 19/11/80.)

November 15th 1980 (Lincoln, taped 5/11/80)

Jon Cortez (F) v Keith Haward (F)

Battle royale: Giant Haystacks (W), Black Baron, Johnny Wilson, Beau Jack, Tony Walsh, John Cox, Honey Boy Zimba, Bull Pratt

Gil Singh (FF) v John Elijah (F)

November 22nd 1980 (Chester, taped 18/11/80)

25th Anniversary KO Trophy Heats:

Young David (Davey Boy Smith) (FF) v Blackjack Mulligan (0)

John Naylor (F) v Mick McManus (COR)

Peter Kaye (S, F) v Pat Patton (F)

Chris Adams (F) v King Ben (F)

(Adams advanced on a coin toss.)

Quarter-finals (decided by the first to 10 throws):

Peter Kaye (10) v Young David (Davey Boy Smith) (8)

Chris Adams (10) v Mick McManus (9)

November 29th 1980 (Chester, taped 18/11/80)

25th Anniversary KO Trophy Heats:

Jim Breaks (F, S) v Little Prince (F)

Steve Grey (FF) v Tony Costas (F)

(Grey was unable to continue in the tournament due to injury.)

Alan Kilby (F, DQ) v Lucky Gordon (F)

Alan Dennison (FF) v Mal Sanders (F)


Quarter-finals (decided by the first to 10 throws):

Alan Kilby received a bye

Alan Dennison beat Jim Breaks when Breaks walked out.

December 6th 1980 (Walthamstow, taped 26/11/80)

Jon Cortez (F) v Keith Haward (F) (NC)

Kurt Heinz (0) v Johnny Kwango (FF)

(Heinz replaced the billed American Dream Chris Colt.)

25th Anniversary Trophy Semi Final: Alan Kilby (F) v Chris Adams (F)

(The drawn result would be settled on the night of the tournament final.)

December 13th 1980 (Walthamstow, taped 26/11/80)

Mark Rocco (RSF) v Dynamite Kid (F)

Johnny Saint (FF) v Bob Anthony (F)

25th Anniversary Trophy Semi Final: Alan Dennison (SS) v Tallyho Kaye (F)

December 20th 1980 (Leicester, taped 17/12/80)

Jackie Robinson v Jackie Turpin (DCOR)

(Robinson replaced the billed Brian Maxine.)

Big Daddy/Kid Chocolate (F, KO) V Dave Bond/Tony Walsh (KO)

25th Anniversary Trophy: Alan Kilby and Chris Adams settled their drawn semi-final with a first to 10 throws challenge; Kilby won 10-9

25th Anniversary Trophy Final: Alan Dennison (S) v Alan Kilby (FF)

December 27th 1980 (Leicester, taped 17/12/80)

Caswell Martin (F) v Pete Roberts (F)

John Wilkie (0) v Lee Bronson (F, COR)

(Wilkie replaced the billed Giant Haystacks)

Mick McManus (SS) v Billy Torontos (F)

Mal Sanders vs John Engand was recorded on 5/3/80 but the airdate is uncertain.