1978

Wrestling was only broadcast on Saturdays, with the exception of Easter Monday.

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January 7th 1978 (Harrogate, taped 24/8/77)

Bobby Ryan (FF) v Zoltan Boscik (S)

Catweazle (0) v John Naylor (RSF)

Johnny Saint (FF) v Tiger Woods (Alan Wood) (S)


January 14th 1978 (Croydon, taped 4/10/77)

Peter Wilson v Gary Wensor (DCOR)

Mike Marino (FF) v Sandy Scott (F)

Steve Veidor (FF) v Phil Rowe (F)


January 21st 1978 (Hemel Hempstead, taped 10/1/78)

Zoltan Boscik (F) v Mal Sanders (0)

Mick McManus (COR) v Jeff Kaye (0)

Bobby Barnes (F) v Ivan Penzecoff (0)


January 28th 1978 (Preston, taped 25/1/78)

Pat Roach (FF) v Colin Joynson (F)

Big Daddy/Tony St.Clair (FF) V Giant Haystacks/Albert 'Hilbilly' Hell-On (0)

King Kong Kirk (Mal Kirk) (0) v Ray Steele (F, DQ)


February 4th 1978 (Preston, taped 25/1/78)

Mick McManus (COR) v Johnny Saint (S)

British Welterweight champion Jim Breaks (S) v Dynamite Kid (FS)

Alan Dennison (COR) v Peter Kaye (0)


February 11th 1978 (Aylesbury, taped 6/12/78)

Mick Mason (0) v Steve Kelly (F)

Butcher Bond (S) v Caswell Martin (COR)

Johnny Czeslaw (F) v Romany Riley (0)

(Mike Marino replaced the billed Caswell Martin)


February 18th 1978 (Aylesbury, taped 6/12/78)

Sid Cooper (0) v Catweazle (DQ)

Johnny Kincaid (S) v Tony St.Clair (FF)

Brian Maxine (S) v Gary Wensor (0)


February 25th 1978 (Rotherham, taping date unknown)

Vic Faulkner (F) v Mike Bennett (0)

Gil Singh v The North Man (DDQ)

Kung Fu/Mick McMichael (F, DQ) V Rex Strong & Ray Thunder (S)

(Mick McMichael replaced Pete Roberts)


March 4th 1978 (Rotherham, taping date unknown)

Bert Royal (F) v Marty Jones (F)

Ray Steele (0) v Barry Douglas (F)

Ivan Penzecoff (F) v Count Bartelli (KO)


March 11th 1978 (Hemel Hempstead, taped 10/11/78)

Johnny Kincaid (F) v Sandy Scott (0)

Kung Fu (F, DQ) v Colin Joynson (S)

Vic Faulkner v Johnny Saint (NC)


March 18th 1978 (Walthamstow, taped 8/3/78)

Zoltan Boscik (0) v Steve Grey (F)

Wayne Bridges v Lee Bronson (NC)

Bronco Wells (S) v Ed Wensor (0)


March 25th 1978 (Leicester, taped 22/3/78)

Marty Jones (F) v King Ben (0)

Big Daddy (F) v King Kong Kirk (0)

European Welterweight champion Dynamite Kid (F, S) v Jean Corne (F)


M March 27th 1978 (Reading, taped 10/3/78)

Johnny Kwango (DQ) v Steve Logan

Johnny Saint (FF) v Mick McMichael (F)

Bruiser Ian Muir (S) v Johnny Wilson (0)

This was an Easter Monday special edition.


April 1st 1978 (Leicester, taped 22/3/78)

British Lightweight title tournament semi-final: Jim Breaks (S) v Steve Grey (F, DQ)

British Lightweight title tournament semi-final: John Naylor (F) v Bobby Ryan (F)

British Heavy-middleweight champion Mark Rocco (S, RSF) v Bert Royal (F)


April 8th 1978 (Blackburn, taped 5/4/78)

Pat Roach (W) v Ray Steele

British Lightweight title tournament final: Steve Grey (FF) v Bobby Ryan (F)

Handicap match: Giant Haystacks (KO) v Sandy Scott/Lucky Gordon

(Sandy Scott replaced Honey Boy Zimba)


April 15th 1978 (Blackburn, taped 5/4/78)

Big Daddy/Kung Fu/Kid Chocolate (KO, F) v Mick McManus/Tony Walsh/Peter Kaye (S)


April 22nd 1978 (Nottingham, taped 19/4/78)

Tony St.Clair v Pat Roach (RSF)

Dynamite Kid (FF) v Ken Joyce (F)

Johnny Saint (F) v Alan Dennison (0)


April 29th 1978 (Nottingham, taped 19/4/78)

Terry Rudge (F) V Colin Joynson (F) (DKO)

Giant Haystacks (KO) V Lee Bronson (F)

Vic Faulkner/Bert Royal (FF) V Mark Rocco/Peter Kaye (S)


May 1st 1978 (Reading, taped 10/3/78)

Dynamite Kid (FF) v Sid Cooper (0)

Bert Royal/Vic Faulkner (FF) V Mark Rocco/Ray Thunder (S)


May 6th 1978 (Croydon, taped 19/4/78)

FA Cup Final day

Mick McManus (S) v Kung Fu (F) (NC)

Big Daddy/Tony St.Clair (DQ, F) V Giant Haystacks & Bruiser Muir (S)

Jim Breaks (S) v Steve Grey (F)


May 13th 1978 (Croydon, taped 19/4/78)

Bobby Barnes (FF) v Catweazle (F)

Kendo Nagasaki (SS) v Bronco Wells (0)

Brian Maxine (F) v Johnny Czeslaw (FF)


May 29th 1978 (Preston, taped 24/5/78)

Tony St Clair (F) v Pat Roach (F, RSF)

Mal Sanders (F) v Chris Bailey (0)

Jim Breaks (2) v Steve Grey (2)

(We do not have details on this very unusual result.)


June 3rd 1978 (Walthamstow, taped 8/3/78)

Bert Royal (F) v Terry O'Neill (0)

Vic Faulkner (F) v Roy Paul (0)

Kung Fu (F) v Blackjack Mulligan (0)


June 10th 1978 (Catford/Lewisham, taped 5/6/78)

Mark Rocco (KO) v Leon Fortuna

Clive Myers (DQ) v Dave Bond

Mark Rocco (RSF) v Clive Myers

Pete Roberts (F) v Colin Joynson (F)


June 17th 1978 (Chester, taped 14/6/78)

British Heavyweight champion: Tony St.Clair (F, COR) v Pat Roach (F)


June 24th 1978 (Chester, taped 14/6/78)

Mick McManus (FF) v Johnny Kwango (F)

Johnny Saint (F) v Zoltan Boskic (0)


July 1st 1978

Wrestling appears to have not been broadcast.


July 8th 1978 (Chester, taped 14/6/78)

Mark Rocco v Marty Jones (NC)

Big Daddy (F) v Big Bruno Elrington (0)

Handicap: Giant Haystacks (KO, RSF) v Bert Royal/Vic Faulkner (0)


July 15th 1978 (Bedworth, taped 12/7/78)

Bobby Ryan (FF) v John England (S)

Jim Breaks (S) v John Naylor (DQ)

Gwyn Davies (F) v Wayne Bridges (F)


July 22nd 1978 (Bedworth, taped 12/7/78)

Terry Rudge v Gil Singh (NC)

Kendo Nagasaki (F, COR) v Pete Roberts (0) (The decision was then reversed in favour of Roberts)

Peter Kaye (S) v Chris Adams (0)


July 29th 1978 (Catford/Lewisham, taped 5/6/78)

Johnny Kwango (F) v Billy Torontos (0)

Johnny Czeslaw (F) v Brian Maxine (FF)

Mal Sanders (FF) v Sid Cooper (S)


August 5th 1978 (St Albans, taped 26/7/78)

Catweazle (COR) v Chris Bailey

Mick McManus/Steve Logan (S) V Clive Myers/Chris Adams (F)

Mark Rocco (F) v Marty Jones (FF)


August 19th 1978 (Southport, taped 9/8/78)

Tony St Clair (FF) v Ted Heath (S)

Big Daddy (COR) v Dave Bond

Johnny Saint (F) v Jim Breaks (F) (DDQ)

(Ted Heath replaced Ray Steele)


August 26th 1978 (Southport, taped 9/7/78)

Mick McManus (F) v Mal Sanders (FF)

Ray Thunder (S) v Vic Faulkner (FF)

Bert Royal (COR) v Tiger Woods (Alan Wood) (F)


August 28th 1978 (Preston, taped 24/5/78)

Big Daddy/Bobby Ryan (FF) V Bruiser Muir (Ian Muir)/Steve Logan (S)

Kendo Nagasaki (F) v Rex Strong (0)

Alan Dennison (F) v John Naylor (FF)


September 2nd 1978 (Huddersfield, taped 2/8/78)

Peter Kaye (S) v Jackie Turpin (F, DQ)

John England (S, RSF) v Kid Chocolate (F)

Young David (Davey Boy Smith) (F) v Bernie Wright (F)


September 9th 1978 (Huddersfield, taped 2/8/78)

Kendo Nagasaki (S) v Colin Joynson (0)

European Middleweight champion Mick McManus (F) v Mal Sanders (F, DQ)

(Sanders won the title as British championships could change on a disqualification.)

Jim Breaks (F, RSF) v Johnny Saint (0)


September 16th 1978 (St Albans, taped 26/7/78)

Steve Grey (F, DQ) v Bobby Barnes (S)

Giant Haystacks (S) v Wayne Bridges (F) (NC)

Billy Robinson (FF) v Lee Bronson (0)


September 23rd 1978 (Woking, taped 13/9/78)

Clive Myers (COR) v Romany Riley (F)

Champion vs Champion: British Light-heavyweight champion Marty Jones (2) v British Heavy-middleweight champion Mark Rocco (1)

(Jones won the Heavy-middleweight title but immediately vacated it.)

Johnny Czeslaw (F) v Billy Torontos (0)


September 30th 1978 (Digbeth, taped 26/9/78)

Honey Boy Zimba (FF) v Ray Thunder (F)

Big Daddy/Gary Wensor (F) V Giant Haystacks & Big Bruno Elrington (F, S)

Brian Maxine (S) v Bert Royal (F)

(Gary Wensor replaced Armstrong)


October 7th 1978

Wrestling appears to have not been broadcast.


Oct 14th 1978 (Digbeth, taped 26/9/78)

Marty Jones (F) V Tony St Clair (FF)

Jim Breaks (SS) V Kid Chocolate (0)

Johnny Wilson (F) V Mel Stuart (0)


Oct 28th 1978 (Walton-on-Thames, taped11/10/78)

Mick McManus (KO) V Mal Sanders

Clive Myers V Dave Bond (DCOR)

Bobby Barnes (F) V Chris Adams (0)

Barnes/Bond (0) V Myers/Adams (F, DQ)


November 4th 1978 (Walton-on-Thames, taped 11/10/78)

Knockout tournament semi: Steve Grey (F) V Johnny England (0)

Knockout tournament semi: Mark Rocco (F) V Alan Dennison (0)

John Naylor (DQ) V Peter Kaye (0)

Knockout tournament final: Rocco (F, S) V Grey (F)


Nov 11th 1978 (Rotherham, taped 9/11/78)

Mike Jordan (F) V Kid Chocolate (F) (NC)

British Heavy-middleweight title tournament quarter-final: Mick McManus (FF) V Brian Maxine (F)

British Heavy-middleweight title tournament quarter-final: Bobby Barnes (S) V Mal Sanders (F, DQ)


Nov 18th 1978 (Rotherham, taped 9/11/78)

Johnny Saint (FF) V Jackie Robinson (0)

British Heavy-middleweight title tournament quarter-final: Chris Adams (F) V Ringo Rigby (0)

(Adams then beat Rigby 3-1 in a special Judo throws challenge)

British Heavy-middleweight title tournament quarter-final: Mark Rocco (S) V Bert Royal (F)

(Rocco advanced in the tournament after winning a coin toss.)


November 25th 1978 (Catford/Lewisham, taped 20/11/78)

Tag tournament semi-final: Big Daddy/Tony St Clair (FF) V Ian Muir/Bronco Wells (0)

Tag tournament semi-final: Giant Haystacks/Bruno Elrington (SS) V Wayne Bridges/Lee Bronson (F)

(Haystacks and Elrington then refused to wrestle in the final.)

British Heavy-middleweight title tournament semi-final: Mark Rocco (F, S) V Mal Sanders (F)


December 2nd 1978 (Catford/Lewisham, taped 20/11/78)

Sid Cooper (DQ) V Jackie Turpin

Steve Grey (F) V Billy Torontos (0)

British Heavy-middleweight title tournament semi-final: Mick McManus (F) V Chris Adams (F, DQ)


December 16th 1978 (Blackburn, taped 6/12/78)

British Heavy-middleweight title tournament final: Mark Rocco (FF) V Chris Adams (F)

Alan Dennison (F) V Ray Thunder (0)

Steve Logan (S, RSF) V Johnny Czeslaw (F)


December 23rd (Aylesbury, 4/12/78)

Clive Myers (F, COR) V Tony Walsh (S)

Pete Roberts (DQ) V Dave Bond

Big Daddy/Tony St Clair (FF) V Bruno Elrington/Giant Haystacks (S)


December 30th 1978 (Aylesbury, taped 4/12/78)

Honey Boy Zimba (F) V John Elijah (0)

Johnny England (S) V Ringo Rigby (F) (NC)

British Middleweight champion Brian Maxine (FF) V Mick McManus (F)


The following matches took place at taped shows but were not broadcast:

Harrogate, 24/8/78: Alan Dennison (RSF) v Sandy Scott

Blackburn, 6/12/78: Dalibar Singh (2) v Barry Douglas (1)