I just turned nine back in the late Spring/Summer 1975. I was up at Midnight on a Saturday night. I was laying in bed, when my Mother gave me a choice: Godzilla or Wrestling. Well, being 9 years old at the time, I did what every red-blooded American nine year-old boy would do: I chose Godzilla on Channel 11 (The movie was "War of the Monsters".). Well, we get past the beginning of the film, and it goes to commercial. Being it was on WPIX, it was also the home of Chiller Theater. Chiller featured a six-fingered hand coming out of a grave. That thing would have me running into the next room. Wellll, guess what that movie was on? Chiller Theater. I changed that channel so fast, I was in bed before the dial moved!
So, on Channel 9 was the Eddie Einhorn's old IWA promotion. Saw the Mighty Igor against Dick "The Bulldog" Brower, and I was hooked. A few weeks later, Channel 9 had "Championship Wrestling" with a guy in a cheap mustard-yellow suit with the name of Vince McMahon doing the play-by-play, and Gary Michael Capetta as the ring announcer. And, as they say, the rest is history.