Pre-expansion WWF ruled!

The place, The Philadelphia Spectrum. The day, June 4, 1983.

Big John Studd was facing his arch enemy, the legendary Andre the Giant. After some preliminaries, the action took to the mat for a mind boggling 8 minute, 35 second front facelock.

For years, I was convinced that the notoriously alcoholic Andre had just passed out in the ring and Studd was just stalling, hoping Andre would come to his senses long enough to do an actual finish in the match.  Truth is, we may never know the ‘story behind the story’ in this case.