WWF Results (Circa Early to Mid 90's) - Newmarket Recreational Complex, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Att: 3,375.
Announcers: Raymond Rougeau & Craig DeGeorge
Ring Announcer: Mike McGuirk
Referees: Joey Marella, Tim White & Dave Hebner
1. Harvey Whippleman's team of Well Dunn (Timothy Well & Steven Dunn) defeated "Portugese Man O' War" Aldo Montoya and his partner Scotty Taylor at 4:48. Montoya had his way against both members of Well Dunn but things took a drastic turn for the worse when the inexperienced Taylor tagged in. Whippleman's team kept him close to their corner and wore Taylor down with a series of quick tags in and out before Steven Dunn finally scored the pinfall with an assisted Flying Forearm to the head.
2. The shady Repo Man (w/ Cat Burglar Mask, Tow Hook and Razor Ramon's Bling) over hapless Duane Gill via submission with the Crowbar (Single Leg Boston Crab ) at 3:08. The story of this match was whether or not Ramon would come down to ringside to reclaim his stolen jewelry (The Repo Man claimed it was "repossessed" after Razor defaulted on the credit card that he used to purchase it with.) Well, Ramon never showed and, for that matter, neither did Gill who went down without a fight.
3. Although he is a heel, "King of Harts" Owen Hart was cheered by his fellow Canadiens in Newmarket. This cost Owen some points but it was not nearly enough to help Max Moon defeat him. Despite the loss, Moon got in his fair share of offense. He thought that he had his opponent right where he wanted him when he caught Owen's foot on a would be Roundhouse Kick, but Hart countered with an Enziguri to the back of the head. Owen then clamped on the Sharpshooter for the submission victory at 5:58.
4. Hot on the trail of the Quebecers for the WWF tag team titles, Men on a Mission (Mo & Mabel w/ Rapping Manager Oscar) put away Dusty Wolfe and Rad Radford in short order. Wolfe was flattened by big Mabel with a corner avalanche and then finished off with the Hip Hop Drop (Assisted Splash) at 3:49.
5. The boos started immediately when the familiar twang of "Double J" Jeff Jarrett's country and western entrance music struck up. Jarrett, who was accompanied by the Roadie, "gave the fans what they came to see" as he did the Fargo Strut in the ring with his blinking sunglasses. His opponent Bob "Spark Plugg" Holly was not impressed and drop kicked Double J over the top rope much to the delight of the spectators. The fans were also happy to see the Roadie get decked on the apron by a Holly haymaker, however Jarrett seized the moment with a cradle from behind to pin Spark Plugg's shoulders to the mat at 7:21.
6. The crowd seemed divided as to who to root for in the Main Event between "The Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow and "Made in the U.S.A." Lex Luger. Both men received cheers and jeers over the course of this bout. The biggest reaction came when Bam Bam landed his Swan Dive Head Butt from the top rope but Luger managed to kick out of the subsequent pin attempt at the last possible second. Bigelow may have gone to the well once too often when he went back up top for an attempted Splash but landed on his opponent's raised knees instead. Bam Bam had the wind knocked out of him an was pinned for the three count at 10:47.
WWF Results (Circa Early to Mid 90's) - Broome County Arena, Binghampton, NY. Att: 5,834.
Announcers: Jim Ross & Jerry "The King" Lawler
Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel
Referees: Earl Hebner, Danny Davis & Mike Chioda
1. Man Mountain Rock opened the show with a rendition of our National Anthem on his WWF-Shaped electric guitar and then went on to defeat Joe Mirto by submission with the Whammy Bar (Fujiwara Arm Bar) at 3:59. The victory was marred by the theft of the afore mentioned guitar when the Repo Man slunk down to ringside and swiped the instrument while the match was in progress. Perhaps Rock was late on a payment ?
2. Irwin R. Shyster, who is especially unpopular at this time of the year, scored a victory over Reno Riggins with his Writeoff (Flying Clothesline off the ropes) at 3:36. Shyster relished in the boos and jeers after snatching Howard Finkel's microphone away and reminded the fans that their taxes were due.
3. It was an odd pairing to begin with, but the unpredictable and demented Doink the Clown got the last laugh on his tag team partner the Repo Man when he walked out on him mid match. The Caribbean Connection of Razor Ramon & Savio Vega were the beneficiaries of the clown's mean trick. Things went from bad to worse for Repo when Man Mountain Rock came back to ringside demanding the return of his stolen guitar. Razor Ramon did the honors of finshing off Repo with his Razor's Edge (Crucifix Powerbomb ) at 6:50. The victory was sweet retribution for Razor who had some of his gold chains swiped by Repo a couple of weeks ago.
4. Damien Demento appeared to pull off a win over Adam Bomb with a suspiciously effective Knee Drop at 7:26 but Referee Mike Chioda smelled foul play and examined the knee pad after the bell. A thorough inspection did, indeed, reveal an object concealed in the padding prompting the official to reverse his decision and award the bout to Adam Bomb by disqualification.
5. Dr. Isaac Yankem, DDS, over the "Native American" Tatanka via Count Out at 8:45. As the action spilled outside the ring and onto the floor, Jerry Lawler appeared to slip something into Yankem's hand after the dentist had his head rammed onto the announcers' table. Yankem shook out the cobwebs, decked the Native American with a (loaded?) punch and rolled himself back inside the ring just in time to make Referee Earl Hebner's count. Tatanka was not as fortunate and was still trying to recover on the floor as Hebner's count reached ten.
6. WWF Title Match. Champion Bret "The Hitman" Hart used his speed to stay one step ahead of the massive and plodding Yokozuna (w/ "Samurai Warrior" Mr. Fuji). Hart somehow managed to wrap up the tree trunk-like legs of his opponent in his Sharpshooter finisher prompting Fuji to throw a handful of salt into the Hitman's eyes. Referee Mike Chioda immediately called for the bell at 9:29 and helped Bret from the ring. Your winner by DQ and still WWF Champion: Bret Hart.
Announcers: Chip Kessler & Ron Fuller
Ring Announcer: Phil Raney
Referees: Mark Curtis & Fred Atkins
1. Ric McCord, who normally teams up with D.J. Peterson for tag matches, kicked things off in grand style with a victory over Dale Veasey in singles competition this evening. McCord employed his speed and agility as well as an aresenal of aerial maneuvers to dominate the bout. Veasey was pinned by a Diving Cross Body Press from the top rope at 4:52.
2. Chalk up another win for "Wildcat" Wendell Cooley. "Hustler" Rip Rogers was the latest opponent to go down to defeat. Cooley was able to flip himself out of an Atomic Drop attempt to get behind Rogers and rolled the Hustler up for the three count at 6:12. Rogers chances for victory were hampered when his valet Miss Brenda Britton was banished to the back by Referee Fred Atkins in the early stages of the bout.
3. "Loverboy" Dennis Condrey (w/ "Ravishing" Randy Rose) was DQ'd in his match against Brad Armstrong. Rose ran in to break up Brad's pin attempt after Armstrong connected with his Side Russian Leg Sweep. Referee Mark Curtis called for the bell at 6:55 and disqualified Condrey for the outside interference.
4. Dr. D. David Schultz over Porkchop Cash at 8:38. It was difficult to determine which wrestler was more distracted by the presence of Jerry "The King" Lawler and Colonel Buck Robley who had came down to ringside to observe the action. (It is rumoured that Lawler is actively trying to recruit Schultz for his Tennessee Good Ol' Boys stable). Schultz eventually won the bout with a Flying Back Elbow Drop off the 2nd turnbuckle but he didn't seem too interested in Lawler's congratulatory accolades after the bell and gave the King the cold shoulder as he left ringside.
5. "Dirty" Dick Slater used a loaded elbow pad to defeat "White Lightning" Tim Hoerner at 9:04. Feigning an injury in the corner, the shady Slater appeared to pull an object from his tights and slip it inside the elbow pad. Hoerner rushed in and caught the loaded elbow flush on the jaw leading to the pinfall.
6. A Six Man Tag Team Main Event pitted Jerry "The King" Lawler, "Filthy" Phil Hickerson & "Mr. Perfect" Jerry Stubbs (w/ Colonel Buck Robley) against SMW Champion "Superstar" Bill Dundee, "Wildfire" Tommy Rich & "Universal Heartthrob" Austin Idol. This one seemed destined to end up as a Double Disqualification as Referee Fred Atkins struggled to maintain order. Things took an interesting turn, however, when Dr. D. David Schultz returned to ringside and got into a confrontation with Colonel Buck Robley OOR. A concerned Jerry Lawler became preoccupied with the disagreement and was cradled from behind by Tommy Rich for the winning pinfall at 11:27. After the bout, Austin Idol offered a handshake of friendship to Dr. D who promptly turned his back on the offer and walked away. The fickle Schultz appears to be a lone wolf in Smoky Mountain.
Smoky Mountain Results (Circa Early 90's) - Knoxville Civic Center, Knoxville, TN. Att: 2,917
Announcers: Bob Caudle & Ron Wright
Ring Announcer: Rich Landrum
Referees: Billy Spears & Jack Mason
1. "Gentleman" Ken Timbs (w/ "Flamboyant" Eric Embry) over Stoney Burke at 3:36. Although he didn't appear to need any help, Timbs got an assist from his Fabulous Blondes tag team partner Eric Embry who couldn't resist an opportunity to interfere. Embry reached into the ring and tripped Burke as he was bounding off the ropes causing him to stumble right into Timbs' Blonde Bomber (Spiked DDT) for the pinfall.
2. Never one to abide by the rules, "Wild" Bill Ash broke his share of them in an effort to defeat Jerry Oates. While the cheating and shortcuts kept him in the bout, they could not prevent him from falling victim to Oates' Spinning Toe Hold. Referee Jack Mason petitioned Ash for a submission and got a sock in the kisser for his trouble. The dazed official immediately called for the bell and awarded the bout to Oates via disqualification at 6:06.
3. One half of the SMW Tag team Champions, "Nightmare" Danny Davis showed that he could get it done in singles competition as well with a tough fought victory over Norvell Austin. With the match rapidly approaching the ten minute time limit, Davis was able to roll through Austin's Flying Cross Body Press and gain the pin at 9:43.
4. "White Lightning" Tim Hoerner had to overcome the interference of "Dirty" Dutch Mantel to defeat "Hangman" Bobby Jaggers at 8:29. Mantel got in his share of cheap shots throughout the contest, but it was his miscue that ultimately led to the finish. Dutch tried to slug Hoerner with his whip "Shoo Baby" but accidentally got his Kansas Jayhawks' partner Jaggers with it instead. The dazed Hangman stumbled backward into a Schoolboy Roll Up for the three count.
5. Dr. Tom Prichard (w/ Jim Cornette) over Smoky Mountain Champ "Superstar" Bill Dundee via Count Out at 9:13 in a non-title match. Prichard more than held his own in this contest and gave Dundee a run for his money. As the action spilled OOR, the shady Cornette snuck up from behind and clobbered Dundee in the back with his tennis racquet. The Superstar was down and out on the floor for Referee Billy Spears ten count.
6. No one knew quite what to expect when Dr. D David Schultz came down to ringside during the Main Event tag team match pitting the Rich Cousins ("Wildfire" Tommy Rich & Johnny "Crash" Rich) against Jerry "The King" Lawler's Good Ol' Boys ("Filthy" Phil Hickerson & "Mr. Perfect" Jerry Stubbs). Lawler, who has been attempting to recruit Dr. D into his stable over the past several weeks, extended a handshake of friendship but was snubbed when Schultz turned his back on the gesture. A confrontation between the two soon ensued prompting Jerry Stubbs to leave his corner and interject himself into the proceedings. Not to be out done, Tommy Rich did likewise and a real brouhaha was shaping up on the floor of the Civic Center. In the meantime, "Filthy" Phil Hickerson was fading fast in the clutches of a Johnny Rich Sleeper Hold in the middle of the ring. Referee Jack Mason's attention, however, was diverted to the extracurricular activity outside the ring enabling Colonel Buck Robley to come out of nowhere with a clubbing blow to the back of Johnny's head with his controversial forearm brace. Mason finally turned around to find Hickerson covering the KO'd Rich and made the three count. After a great deal of pushing and shoving, the skirmish OOR dissipated with Schultz once again showing no allegiance to anyone and going his separate way.
Smoky Mountain Results (Circa Early 90's) - Freedom Hall, Johnson City, TN. Att: 1,086.
Announcers: Chip Kessler & "Dirty" Dutch Mantel
Ring Announcer: Phil Raney
Referees: Mark Curtis & Bobby Simmons
1. In an impromptu match, Smoky Mountain newcomer "Simply Irresistible" Jeff Jarrett defeated "Hustler" Rip Rogers at 4:58. Jarrett was drawing a great deal of interest from the young ladies at ringside while cutting a promo with Chip Kessler. The jaded Rogers became upset with the amount of attention that young Jarrett was receiving and told his scheduled opponent "Jumping" Joey Maggs to take a hike. Rip then held the ropes open and challenged Jeff to get in the ring with him. Jarrett was more than happy to oblige. Rogers shouted "I'm gonna take this kid to school !" and away we went. The Hustler looked like he would make good on his boast by carrying the action in the early going. With Referee Mark Curtis preoccupied by the constant distractions of his valet Miss Brenda Britton, Rogers unloaded with a barrage of rule-breaking and dirty tactics. Jarrett mounted a comeback, however, and was able to lock in a Sleeper Hold after ducking a would be Clothesline from the Hustler as he bounded off the ropes. Miss Brenda panicked and tried to break the hold by spraying perfume into Jeff's eyes but the strategy backfired when Rip became blinded by the mist instead. Jarrett then hopped up to the top rope and delivered a Missile Drop Kick onto the disoriented Rogers to score the pinfall.
2. "Flamboyant" Eric Embry over Porkchop Cash in rather dubious fashion at 6:17. Caught in a prolonged wrenching side headlock, Embry's solution to the dilemma was to throw Porkchop directly into Referee Bobby Simmons which sent the official crashing to the canvas. The equally dazed Cash was trying to help Simmons get back up to his feet when he was cradled from behind by Embry and pinned with a handful of tights.
3. Smoky Mountain Televison Title Match. Champion Dixie Dynamite successfully defended his belt against the challenge of veteran Pat Rose in a hard fought contest. Rose thought that he had things well in hand after tossing his opponent OOR and punishing him on the floor. Once back inside the squared circle, the challenger did a little showboating for the crowd and was caught off guard by a shoulder butt from Dixie who had climbed up onto the apron. The champion then slingshotted himself back inside the ring with a Sunset Flip to put Rose's shoulders down for the three count at 8:24. Dixie Dynamite retains the Smoky Mountain TV Title.
4. "Tennessee Stud" Robert Fuller (w/ Miss Sylvia & Jimmy Golden) over Jerry Oates at 11:40. This see-saw battle featured many near pinfalls by both grapplers and was ultimately decided by an Unusual Result. Fuller was Atomic Dropped face-first into the corner turnbuckle and rebounded backward into Oates. The force of that collision then toppled over Referee Mark Curtis who was standing by them sending all three men crashing down to the mat. Jimmy Golden then snuck into the ring and laid Fuller's arm across Oates' chest. The woozy Curtis shook out the cobwebs and crawled over to count the 1-2-3.
5. Jimmy Cornette's Heavenly Bodies (Dr. Tom Prichard & "Sweet" Stan Lane) defeated the team of D.J. Peterson & Ric McCord in a barn burner. This tag team contest had a little bit of everything including Cornette getting bopped on the apron following a swing and a miss at D.J. Peterson with his trusty tennis racquet. The end came in spectacular fashion with Ric McCord soaring off the top rope with a Diving Cross Body Press over the battling bodies of Peterson and Lane and onto the Doctor of Desire who was then able to roll through on the momentum of the maneuver and pin McCord at 12:45.
6. The Main Event featured a challenge match between the undefeated "Universal Heartthrob" Austin Idol and the fickle David Schultz. Like many others as of late, Idol attempted to befriend Dr. D recently with Schultz turning his back on the handshake. Things got even more interesting when Jerry "The King" Lawler and Colonel Buck Robley came down to ringside for a looksee. Apparently the King wanted to make a good impression on Mr. Schultz and had Robley pull down the top rope causing Austin Idol to fall out of the ring and land hard on the floor. As if that weren't enough, Lawler then grabbed onto Idol's foot as the Univeral Heartthrob was attempting to get himself back inside the ring. As a result, Austin was counted out by Referee Bobby Simmons at 9:52. Schultz appeared to be infuriated by all that had just transpired and snatched his hand away from Simmons as the official attempted to raise it in victory. Dr. D gave Lawler and Robley a dirty look before storming back to the dressing room.
Announcers: Bob Caudle & Jim Cornette
Ring Announcer: Rich Landrum
Referees: Jerry Calhoun & Mark Curtis
1. Jackie Fulton of the Fantastics flew solo tonight and came out with a victory over "Outlaw" Joel Deaton. Fulton's points total took a 200 point hit when he was choked out with a bullrope during a Deaton sneak attack before the bell. Fulton was slow to recover from the assault enabling his opponent to carry the action in the early going, but the momentum swung back in his favor after the Outlaw was tossed off the top rope while attempting a high risk maneuver. Deaton was reaching for his rope in the corner once more when he was rolled up from behind for the winning pinfall at 5:46.
2. "The Black Rose" Loverboy Dennis Condrey defeated D.J. Peterson at 7:57. Peterson caught a bad break when his TNT Flying Shoulder Tackle decked not only Condrey but also Referee Mark Curtis who was standing behind the Loverboy. Peterson's would-be pin attempt went for naught as Curtis was too dazed to count. D.J. was trying to help the ref get back to his feet when he was cradled from behind by Condrey for the pin.
3. Colonel Buck Robley (w/ Jerry "The King" Lawler) defeated "The Original Country Boy" Cousin Roscoe Junior at 6:20. The good-natured Junior tried to do a little hoedown in the ring to some fancy fiddle music but Colonel Buck Robley was in no mood for games and used his controversial forearm brace to club the hillbilly with a Double Axe Handle from behind. Junior fought back with a mule kick to the midsection and nearly pinned the doubled-over Robley with a Sunset Flip but could only gain a two count. Jerry Lawler then interjected himself by reaching into the ring to trip Junior allowing the Colonel to once again use his loaded brace with an Flying Elbow Drop from the 2nd turnbuckle to score the three count.
4. The Dirty White Boy vowed to end "Wildcat" Wendell Cooley's Smoky Mountain unbeaten streak and nearly pulled it off with the assistance of his Dirty White Girl Kimberly. Channeling "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin's valet Precious, Kim sprayed Cooley in the face with a blast from an aerosol can which only served to infuriate the Wildcat. Cooley bailed from the ring and chased the feisty valet back up the aisle to the dressing room with the Dirty White Boy in hot pursuit. Referee Jerry Calhoun administered the ten count on both men and called the match at 8:33.
5. The Nightmares (Ken Wayne & Danny Davis) seemed reluctant to enter the ring and defend their SMW Tag Team Titles against the Kansas Jayhawks ("Dirty" Dutch Mantel & "Hangman" Bobby Jaggers) what with Mantel snapping his whip "Shoo Baby" about in a very menacing manner. Dutch had a fit in the ring when Referee Mark Curtis ordered an attendant to take the whip backstage prompting the Jayhawks to wrestle the match "under protest". Once the bell finally rang to get things started, these four veterans of the squared circle put on a quite a show for the fans of Newport. The bout was decided when Mantel smashed Ken Wayne in the head with one of the tag team title belts after Bobby Jaggers became trapped in the Nightmare's Sleeper Hold. Your winners by disqualification at 12:47 and still Smoky Mountain Tag Team Champions: The Nightmares.
6. The feud between Dick Slater and the Junk Yard Dog got nastier and bloodier when both men pummeled one another with items from the Dog's Junk Cart. Referee Jerry Calhoun called for the bell at 9:25 and was promptly tossed out of the ring as the two hated adversaries continued to slug it out. The ring filled with wrestlers and officials alike all trying to separate the combatants. JYD was finally pulled off of his foe with a handful of Slater's hair in his clenched fist.
WWF Results (Circa Hulkamania Mid 80's Era) - The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA. Att: 15,710.
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse "The Body" Ventura
Ring Announcer: Dick Graham
Referees: Dick Kroll, Dave Hebner & Danny Davis
1. Things started off with a bang when a rowdy bunch of Villanova frat boys harangued Steve Lombardi as he made his way to the ring to take on Jose Luis Rivera in our opening contest. One student went so far as to douse the future "Brooklyn Brawler" with a large cup of Pepsi. Lombardi earned 100 points for the incident and went on to victory after Rivera missed a high risk leap from the top rope. Lombardi grabbed a handful of tights to seal the three count at 5:58.
2. The boisterous Villanova contingent were at it again. They booed "Cowgirl" Wendy Richter vociferously during her entrance despite the presence of popular recording artist Cyndi Lauper being in her corner. Wendy lost 100 points for the rude welcome, however she was still able to defeat Judy Martin at 6:41. Martin employed a great deal of roughhousing in this bout but got a taste of her own medicine when Richter reversed a face smash to the turnbuckle pad and then gave her several more for good measure. Martin stumbled out of the corner and was flattened moments later with Wendy's Lone Star Bulldog from behind for the pinfall.
3. Brutus Beefcake (w/ "Luscious" Johnny V) also had problems with the fans and it nearly cost him his match with "Leaping" Lanny Poffo. Beefcake was caught off guard with a Backslide while jawing with some hecklers and barely managed to get a shoulder up in time to break the pin. Leaping Lanny lived up to his name and came at Beefcake from every angle with a repertoire of aerial maneuvers, but the momentum of a Diving Cross Body Press from the top rope put Brutus on top for the winning three count at 6:11.
4. The bout between "The Natural" Butch Reed (w/ Unnatural Blonde Hair & "The Doctor of Style" Slick) and Billy Jack Haynes yielded no winner. An Atomic Drop from Haynes propelled Reed face-first into the corner turnbuckle post. The Natural flew backward into Billy Jack sending both men crashing to the canvas in a heap. Neither man was able to get back to their feet in time to make Referee Dick Kroll's ten count. The time of the Double KO was 8:06.
5. The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & "Jumping" Jim Brunzell) over the Hart Foundation (Bret "The Hitman" Hart & Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart) by DQ at 12:55. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and a very desperate Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart intervened when Jim Neidhart was leveled by the Bee Stinger (Double Leaping Hip Attack). The pesty manager ran in and clocked Referee Dave Hebner from behind with his megaphone before the official could finish counting the pin. Hebner was dazed but still had the presence of mind to signal for the bell and disqualify the Hart Foundation.
6. WWF World Title Match. Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ T-Shirt-Tearing, Ear-Cupping, Muscle-Posing "Real American" Entrance) put his belt on the line against King Kong Bundy (w/ Bobby "The Brain" Heenan) in the Main Event. The Hulkster earned himself 200 bonus points for coming to the aid of and elderly Hulkamaniac fan who was being berated by Bundy OOR. Once back inside the ring, Hogan dominated the action and even managed to Body Slam his 458lbs challenger to a thunderous ovation from the crowd. Things went from bad to worse for Bundy when he missed his Atlantic City Avalanche and crashed full steam into the corner turnbuckle. Bundy staggered backward into a Schoolboy Roll Up from the Hulkster for the winning three count at 10:38. Hulk Hogan retains the WWF Championship.
Announcers: Vince McMahon Jr. & "Mean" Gene Okerlund
Ring Announcer: Buddy Wagner
Referees: Gilberto Roman, Joey Marella & Dick Woehrle
1. Jimmy Jack Funk (w/ Lone Ranger Mask) opened the program with a win over "Young Stallion" Jim Powers at 5:41. Funk worked the crowd hard to generate some heat in the arena and it nearly cost him. Powers came within an eyelash of pinning his preoccupied opponent with a Backslide while Jimmy Jack was saluting the fans with an obscene hand gesture. Funk would eventually take this match OOR where he smashed the Young Stallion over the back with his "XX" Branding Iron. Powers was slow to recover from the assault and was counted out by Referee Gilberto Roman.
"The Flower Shoppe" Segment with "Adorable" Adrian Adonis
Adrian's guest was Barry Windham who was suppose to team up with Mike Rotundo this evening to face the Super Powers (Nickolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik). When asked about Rotundo's whereabouts, Barry informed everyone that his partner was away on a personal matter and that he would be facing Volkoff in a singles match tonight instead. Adonis had himself a good laugh at the explanation and raised an eyebrow or two by saying, "That's not what I heard." Windham looked puzzled and pressed the host for more information to which Adrian responded, "Yeah, I heard Rotundo's out shopping around for a new tag team partner. The word on the street is that he's tired of carrying you, Barry. The U.S. Express is finished." Windham shook his head and replied. "You're a liar, Adonis," which drew a loud cheer from the crowd. "Maybe I am ...." Adrian suggested, ".....and, maybe I'm not." There was an awkward silence as a look of uncertainty overcame Barry. "The truth hurts sometimes doesn't it, Windham ?" Adonis quipped before walking off the set.
2. It's tough enough following in your legendary father's footsteps, but David Sammartino had to overcome a smattering of boos (and a loss of 100 points) to defeat Goldie Rogers in our second contest. Rogers also heard it from the crowd when he tore up a youngster's cardboard sign during his ring entrance, but in his case it added 100 points to his heel total. Goldie thought that he had things well in hand after tossing young Sammartino OOR, but he was caught off guard when David returned with a shoulder butt to the midsection and slingshotted himself back into the ring with a Sunset Flip from the apron to score the pinfall at 4:36. In a comical moment, Rogers tried to block the maneuver by grabbing onto the top rope to maintain his balance, but Referee Joey Marella kicked his hand off to help Sammartino get him over.
3. Corporal Kirchner of the 82nd Airborne Division was disqualified in his bout with "Adorable" Adrian Adonis at 3:43. Still steaming from "The Flower Shoppe" segment earlier in the program, Barry Windham returned to ringside to get himself a little payback on the Adorable One. The lanky Cowboy from Sweetwater, Texas laid out Adonis with his Bulldog finisher while Adrian was battling with Kirchner OOR. Referee Dick Woehle called for the bell moments later. Thinking that Adonis had been counted out, the Arena erupted in jubilation, but those cheers quickly turned to jeers when Buddy Wagner announced that the Corporal had been DQ'd due to Windham's interference.
4. The Moondogs (Rex & Spot) had their problems with their speedy adversaries the masked Invaders, but used their veteran ring savvy to pull out a victory at 8:18. Spotty waited for the opportune moment and clubbed Invader I from behind with one of the Moondog's nasty bones while Referee Gilberto Roman was sending Invader II back to his corner. Rex then caught the dazed masked man with a Backbreaker across the knee while Spot leapt off the second rope with an Elbow Drop to gain the three count.
5. Nickolai Volkoff serenaded the fans with his rendition of the Russian National Anthem while his opponent Barry Windham waited impatiently for the opening bell. It had been a rough night for Windham thus far. Barry was no doubt still pondering Adonis' accusations from earlier in the show when he allowed himself to fall for Volkoff's phony heel handshake and caught a quick boot to the midsection to start the match. The big Russian followed up with a barrage of kicks and punches until a telegraphed Back Body Drop attempt turned the tide of the battle. Windham was mounting a spirited comeback when he spotted Adrian Adonis putting on a headset at the announcers' table and bolted from the ring to confront him. Several wrestlers emerged from the locker room to keep them separated but the damage had already been done. Windham was counted out by Referee Joey Marella at 6:52 much to the delight of Adonis.
6. "Pomp & Circumstance" brought out "Macho Man" Randy Savage to square off with Tito Santana in our Main Event. Tito bolstered his score by 100 points when he was accompanied by former WWWF Champion Pedro Morales, while the Macho Man had Miss Elizabeth as always in his corner. It is not too often that we see an opponent who can match Santana's speed in the ring, but such was the case this evening with Randy Savage. The Macho Man was gaining the upper hand in the action until he missed a corner charge and jammed his right knee into the turnbuckle. Miss Elizabeth looked on with a great deal of concern as Tito immediately went to work on Savage's injured wheel. It was not long before the Macho Man found himself trapped in Tito's Figure Four Leglock and bellowing in pain. His valet could take no more and threw a towel into the ring prompting Referee Dick Woehrle to call for the bell at 13:20. Savage was absolutely furious with Elizabeth and hobbled after her all the way back to the dressing room.
WWF Results (Circa Hulkamania Mid 80's Era) - Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI. Att: 7,188.
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes
Ring Announcer: Mel Phillips
Referees: Danny Davis, Dick Kroll & Swede Hansen
1. Our opening bout between Angelo Mosca Jr. (w/ an enthusiastic crowd behind him) and "#1 Frenchman" Rene Goulet (w/ mysterious black glove) yielded no winner. The contest ran to it's ten minute time limit and was declared a Draw by Referee Danny Davis despite young Mosca clearly dominating the action.
2. The British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith) racked up some serious bonus points when they brought their mascot Matilda down to ringside with them. Youngsters were thrilled for the opportunity to pet the pooch prior to the Bulldogs tag team match against "Canada's Greatest Athlete" Iron Mike Sharpe & his partner "High Roller" Barry O (introduced by Mel Phillips as hailing from "The Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada" ). The heels were fortunate to roll on their Cheating Modifier, however the Bulldogs bested that with their technical skills. It didn't help matters any when Iron Mike and his dubious (loaded??) forearm pad accidentally laid out his partner with an errant clothesline. The Dynamite Kid finished off Barry with his Diving Head Butt moments later to gain the three count at 5:27.
3. Bret "The Hitman" Hart (w/ Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart & Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart) didn't make any friends in Providence when he snickered that his back yard was bigger than the whole state of Rhode Island. The heat from his comment gave Bret 200 extra points to work with against opponent "Leaping" Lanny Poffo. Hart also earned an additional bonus by rolling on his Speed Modifier which helped him elude Lanny's Senton Splash attempt from the top rope. The Hitman quickly grabbed a handful of tights to secure the pin on his dazed opponent at 6:25.
4. King Kong Bundy (w/ Bobby "The Brain" Heenan) initially had his problems with veteran Tony Garea before going on to victory. Tony, who is in the twilight of his wrestling career at this stage of the game, still had enough quickness left to avoid a devastating Atlantic City Avalanche. The ring nearly shifted two feet when Bundy crashed full steam into the turnbuckle. Unfortunately for Garea, there was no kicking out after sustaining Bundy's full weight in a thunderous Power Slam. The time of the fall was 5:54.
5. What was originally billed as a tag team contest pitting the U.S. Express (Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo) and "Luscious" Johnny V's Dream Team of Greg "The Hammer" Valentine & Brutus Beefcake was quickly changed by the promotors to a singles match between Rotundo and Beefcake when Windham failed to show. Rotundo made the transition seamlessly and out-wrestled Brutus from the opening bell. Mike was in the process of hoisting his opponent up onto his shoulders for his patented Airplane Spin finisher when Windham inexplicably came down the aisle in street clothes. A stunned Rotundo had his foot yanked out from underneath him by the devious Johnny V. as he stared at his U.S. Express partner in astonishment. Beefcake landed on top of Mike with Referee Dick Kroll adding the 1-2-3 at 7:45. Windham abruptly returned to the locker room with a dumbfounded Mike Rotundo in hot pursuit.
6. The Iron Sheik defeated Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka by DQ in tonight's Main Event at 11:56. The hot-tempered Snuka was his own worst enemy by allowing himself to be drawn into confrontations with both Nikolai Volkoff and "Classy" Freddie Blassie who were camped out in the Sheik's corner. The Superfly was nearly counted out during a skirmish with the big Russian on the floor, and was then caught red-handed bashing the Sheik over the head with Blassie's teak wood cane to draw the disqualification from Referee Swede Hansen.
WWF Results (Circa Hulkamania Mid 80's Era) - Atlantic City Convention Hall, Atlantic City, NJ. Attn: 10,388.
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes
Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel
Referees: John Bonello, Jack Lutz & Pat Patterson
1. Ten minutes was not enough time to determine a winner between Scott McGhee and Les Thornton in our opening contest. Thornton has been known to bend the rules on occasion, however to his credit he wrestled a clean scientific match and showcased his technical skills. McGhee was a little more flashy than his counterpart and employed his agility to perform a repertoire of high flying maneuvers. Referee John Bonello was completely justified in declaring this match a Draw after the time limit had expired.
2. Sivi Afi cut a good promo with "Mean" Gene Okerlund prior to his match with Ted Grizzly, but the bonus points did not translate to a victory. Afi allowed himself to become caught up in his opponent's brawling tactics rather than wrestling his usual aerial style . Sivi's hard noggin came in quite handy, though, allowing him to effectively offset Grizzly's fisticuffs with some leaping head butts. This match ended up on the floor with both men being counted out by Referee Pat Patterson at 6:34 as they continued to battle around ringside.
3. The bout between Salvatore Bellomo and Moondog Spot was declared a No Contest by Referee Jack Lutz at 3:34 following the rather inauspicious debut of the Funk Brothers. Hoss and Terry Funk hit the ring with a vengeance and took out both men with several branding iron smashes. Terry then snatched the house mic away from Howard Finkel to serve notice to the WWF that he and his brother Hoss traveled all the way from their Double Cross Ranch in Amarillo, Texas "to show them fellers in the Northeast a good ol' fashioned country ass-whuppin'!"
4. David Sammartino was holding his own against "Ace" Cowboy Bob Orton until "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff came down to ringside. The duo's presence proved to be a major distraction for young Sammartino who is still looking to make a name for himself while following in his legendary father's footsteps. Things came to a head when Rowdy Roddy reached into the ring and tried to trip Bruno's son in the corner. Sammartino spun around to confront Piper with Referee John Bonello quickly stepping in. Orton seized the moment and smashed his opponent in the back of the head with his controversial arm cast while the official was admonishing Piper about interfering. Bonello finally turned around to find Ace covering the KO'd Sammartino and counted the pin at 7:29.
5. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat (w/ Fire-Breathing Entrance) over "The Natural" Butch Reed (w/ Unnatural Blonde Hair & "The Doctor of Style" Slick) via DQ at 8:03. Steamboat took his lumps in the early going of this match and seemed to have difficulty coming up with a counter for Reed's strength and power moves. WWF Legend Chief Jay Strongbow, who was in attendance at ringside for this evening's card, left his seat to offer some words of advice and encouragement for the Dragon after Steamboat had been thrown through the ropes and to the floor. The pow-wow with the Chief seemed to be just what the doctor ordered. Ricky returned with a shoulder butt to the midsection and then hopped up to the top rope to deliver a leaping karate chop to the Natural's noggin. Steamboat went up top once more and caught the woozy Reed with a Diving Cross Body Press. A concerned Slick raced into the ring and jumped on Referee Pat Patterson before the official could complete what seemed to be a certain three count. Patterson immediately called for the bell and disqualified Reed for his manager's interference.
6. The devious Mr. Fuji donned the tights to team up with his Intercontinental Champion The Magnificent Muraco as they took on the popular tandem of Tito Santana & Pedro Morales in a tag team contest. As it turned out, Muraco wrestled the bulk of the match for his team with his manager tagging in only when Morales or Santana were in trouble. Fate would inevitably catch up with Fuji, however. After being flattened by a Flying Forearm from Tito, Fuji retrieved a bag of ceremonial salt from his trunks and threw it in desperation as Santana began applying his Figure Four Leglock. Whether it was intentional or not, Referee Jack Lutz ended up catching most of the salt in his face and signaled for the bell. Your winners by disqualification at 8:42 - Tito Santana & Pedro Morales.
7. Big John Studd (w/ $5,000 Body Slam Challenge and Manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan) squared off with the Junk Yard Dog in tonight's Main Event. Studd found that his size advantage was effectively neutralized by his adversary while the Dog kept him grounded to the mat with a prolonged and grueling chinlock. Big John was also the recipient of some frequent head butts from JYD while the two were comically crawling around on the canvas. Once back up to his feet, however, it was a different story. Studd began to take control with some clubbing forearms and seemed to have JYD right where he wanted him following a huge Verticle Suplex. A subsequent Elbow Drop missed, though, after the Dog rolled out of the way at the last second. Then came the moment that everyone was waiting for - Studd was scooped up by his foe for an apparent Body Slam but Bobby Heenan, no doubt valuing his wallet more than the match, ran in and clipped JYD's knee from behind to foil the Dog's attempt at cashing in on the $5,000 Challenge. Referee Pat Patterson immediately DQ'd Studd at 9:12 and raised the hobbling Junk Yard Dog's hand in victory.
World Class Results (Circa Mid 80's) - The Sportatorium, Dallas, TX. Att: 3,733.
Commentators: Bill Mercer & Percy Pringle III
Ring Announcer: Marc Lowrance
Referees: Bronco Lubich, Danny Plechas & David Manning
1. "Killer" Tim Brooks (w/ Rusty Chain) wasted no time in going to work on Spike Johnson in our opening contest. The Killer attacked from behind during the ring introductions to get the early jump on Spike and never looked back. Brooks worked over his opponent in the corner before finishing him off with a Flying Leg Drop from the 2nd rope at 4:34.
2. "Cowboy" Tony Falk (w/ Pink Bandana & Stetson) drew the wrath of the Sportatorium fans when he snatched the house mic away from Marc Lowrance and insisted that he was the only "Real Cowboy" in the great State of Texas. Falk's ongoing banter with some hecklers in the crowd would play right into opponent "Chief" Mark Youngblood's hands. Cowboy Tony was caught off guard while jawing with a spectator and walked right into a Tomahawk Chop off the top rope from Youngblood at 6:45 for the pinfall.
3. Steve & Shaun Simpson over the Rock & Roll RPMs (Tommy Lane & Mike Davis) at 7:38. The Simpsons wrestled this match with a chip on their shoulders after having their pre-match interview with Bill Mercer rudely interrupted by the RPMs. Revenge came amidst a ring full of chaos just as Mike Davis was lifting Steve Simpson up for a Body Slam. Shaun Drop Kicked his brother on top of the RPM with Referee David Manning then applying the 1-2-3 to seal the victory for the Simpsons.
4. There was no winner in the bout pitting "Crippler" Rip Oliver (w/ Jim Cornette) against "Cowboy" Scott Casey (w/ Sunshine). Prior to the match, Sunshine vowed to Bill Mercer in a ringside interview that she would do everything within her power to prevent Oliver's shady manager from interfering in the action. True to her word, the valet ran into the ring when Cornette tried to sneak up from behind Casey with his trusty tennis racquet after Bronco Lubich had been bumped to the canvas. Sunshine quickly spun the startled manger around and slapped him across the face. The two got into a heated exchange in the ring with a woozy Bronco Lubich calling for the bell at 6:15. The official decision was a Double Disqualification.
5. World Class Televison Title Match. Accused of cowardice by allegedly ducking the challenge of the Grappler (Len Denton beneath a hood), TV Champ Brian Adias set the record straight by defending his crown against the masked man this evening. Pumped up by the crowd's support, Adias immediately went to town on his challenger after the opening bell. The Grappler quickly bailed from the ring to regroup, and clobbered the Champion with the time keeper's bell when Adias went out after him. Brian was counted out just two minutes into the match when Referee David Manning's ten count expired. Your winner - the Grappler with Brian Adias retaining the Television Championship.
6. The popular Iceman King Parsons bested sleezy Jake "The Snake" Roberts (w/ Nicola) at 9:59. Perhaps the Snake was looking over his shoulder for Kevin Von Erich with whom he has been feuding as of late, but whatever the reason, Roberts (who is normally good on the mic) seemed to have other things on his mind as he cut a rather bizarre and convoluted promo with Bill Mercer before the match. As a result, Jake fell behind early in points against the Iceman and had difficulty getting himself back on track. Roberts must have felt as though he had sufficiently stunned his opponent with a Swinging Knee Lift when he turned his back on Parsons to retrieve the Iceman's "Rooty Poot" stick which was dangling in the corner. Unfortunately for Jake, Parsons connected with a Drop Kick from behind that sent the Snake head-first into the ring post. The dazed Roberts stumbled backwards into a School Boy Roll Up for the winning three count.
7. Batten down the hatches and all hands on deck for our Main Event featuring the wild and crazy Missing Link taking on the equally wild and crazy Abdullah the Butcher (w/ "Playboy" Gary Hart). Referee Danny Plechas drew the short straw and had the unenviable task of trying to maintain order in this slobberknocker. Commentator Bill Mercer warned viewers at home to watch at their own discretion and for good reason - It was not for the feint of heart. Abdullah and the Link took turns pummeling one another with whatever items that they could get their hands on. The official would have certainly been justified in disqualifying both men, but being a rough and tumble grappler himself back in the day, Plechas allowed a great deal of leeway in order to determine a winner. The brutality of the contest would eventually take's its toll in the end as both men crashed to the canvas following a violent collision off the ropes. Gary Hart implored the Butcher to get back to his feet, but it was the Link who staggered up first just before the referee's count had reached ten. Your winner at 10:56 - the battered and bloody Missing Link.
World Class Results (Circa Mid 80's) – Mesquite Rodeo Arena, Mesquite, TX. Att: 2,429.
Announcers: Bill Mercer & Stella Mae French
Ring Announcer: Marc Lowrance
Referees: Dick Raines, Rick Hazzard & Fred Sinclair
1.While it’s always hot in Texas, ”Lone Star” Rusty Brooks drew some big time heat as he made his way to the ring to face Skip Young in our opening contest. Brooks also added to his total by rolling on his Size modifier but the additional points were not enough to bring him a victory. Young, who also wrestles under the name of Sweet Brown Sugar from time to time, pinned Rusty with a Diving Cross Body Press from the top rope at 9:18.
2. “Wild” Bill Irwin made quick work of the normally competitive Private Terry Daniels who scarcely got in a lick of offense. The Private was stunned by a running boot to the head and finished off by Wild Bill’s Sidewalk Slam off the ropes moments later. The time of the fall was 1:24.
3. Buck “Rock & Roll” Zumhoffe caught a big break in his match against “Ravishing” Rick Rude when Referee Fred Sinclair ordered Percy Pringle III back to the dressing room following the ring introductions. Rude seemed out of sorts without the shady Pringle in his corner and resorted to devious means to pull out a victory. Zumhoffe was doubled over by an undetected Low Blow and cradled with a handful of tights for the pinfall at 11:03.
4. World Class fans don’t quite know what to make of the Dingo Warrior (WWF’s Ultimate Warrior). Despite being the Face against “Desperado” Black Bart, the Warrior received a rather lukewarm reception in the Mesquite Arena this evening. Undaunted by the lack of fan support, the Dingo was able to match Bart both in size and in brawling. This one ended up on the floor where both men took turns battering one another with various objects found around ringside. Referee Rick Hazzard had enough and called for the bell at 6:44. The official decision was a Double Disqualification.
5. “Maniac” Mark Lewin (w/ “Playboy” Gary Hart) over Al Madril by DQ at 10:23. Hart played a significant role in this bout and may very well have saved his man from a possible submission by helping Lewin grab the bottom rope to break Madril’s grueling Indian Death Lock. The Playboy wasn’t quite done yet as we would soon discover. With Referee Rick Hazzard toppled to the canvas, Hart tossed his (loaded?) loafer into the ring but overshot the Maniac’s reach. Madril grabbed the shoe first and bashed Lewin in the forehead with it. The dazed Hazzard saw the infraction and immediately called for the bell.
6. Kevin & Mike Von Erich defeated Nicola Roberts’ Dynamic Duo of “Gentleman” Chris Adams & “The Handsome Half-Breed from Hyland Park” Gino Hernandez in the tag team Main Event. Referee Fred Sinclair had a great deal of difficulty maintaining order in this bitter feud. It appeared as though the official was on the verge of throwing the match out when all four men ignored his warnings and went at it toe-to-toe in the middle of the squared circle. Amidst the ensuing chaos, Gino caught an errant Chris Adams’ Superkick to the jaw and was pinned by Mike Von Erich at 8:07.
World Class Results (Circa Mid 80's) - Harlington Sports Center, Harlington, TX. Att: 2,933.
Announcers: Bill Mercer & Percy Pringle III
Ring Announcer: Marc Lowrance
Referees: Ralph Pulley, Bronco Lubich & David Manning
1.Kelly Kiniski cut a good promo with Bill Mercer prior to his match against Buck “Rock & Roll” Zumhoffe and guaranteed a victory in our opening contest. Kiniski nearly made good on his boast when he caught Zumhoffe in mid air on a Diving Cross Body Press and planted his adversary with a devastating Backbreaker across the knee. When Buck lifted a shoulder to spoil the pin, Kiniski lambasted Referee Ralph Pulley for what he considered to be a slow count. Zumhoffe then scored the winning pinfall at 5:25 by cradling his opponent from behind while Kiniski continued to argue with the official.
2. The Zulu Warrior is by no means a small man, but he sure looked like it when going up against “Playboy” Gary Hart’s One Man Gang. The brute from Halstead Street, Chicago, IL pummeled Zulu with a barrage of clubbing forearms and head butts before using a delayed Verticle Suplex to set up his 747 Splash from the top rope for the finish. Your winner at 6:16 – The One Man Gang.
3. Brooks & Brooks (Killer Tim & “Lone Star” Rusty) in an upset over the popular South African Simpsons (Shaun & Steve) at 5:00. Big Rusty found himself in a heap of trouble when he became trapped in Shaun Simpson’s Sleeper Hold, but his partner had the answer. Killer Tim leapt off the top rope with a chain smash to the back of Shaun’s head while Referee David Manning’s back was turned. By the time the official finally turned around, Rusty was on top of the KO’d Simpson. Manning then added the 1-2-3 to seal the victory.
4. It wasn’t pretty but Jack Victory defeated the unorthodox Missing Link by DQ at 13:11. Victory was taking a beating and resorted to bringing a chair into the ring to turn the momentum of the match in his favor. The Link foiled his plans, though, by wrested the chair away and laying out Jack with a smash over the head. Referee Ralph Pulley caught the Link in the act, however, and called for the disqualification.
5. Some quick thinking by manager Jim Cornette gave “Crippler” Rip Oliver a victory over “Mr. U.S.A.” Tony Atlas. Referee Bronco Lubich was toppled to the canvas in a violent mid ring collision that KO’d both Atlas & Oliver. The shady Cornette then ran into the ring and stuffed some brass knucks into Tony’s hand. As the official came to, Cornette insisted that Atlas be checked for a foreign object. Sure enough, Lubich found the planted knucks in Mr. U.S.A.’s hand and called for the bell. Oliver, who was still out cold from the collision, had his hand raised in victory at 17:04.
6. “Cowboy” Scott Casey (w/ Sunshine) over “Gentleman” Chris Adams (w/ Nicola Roberts) via DQ at 9:12. The two valets were just as much a story in this contest as the wrestlers themselves. Bitter rivals Nicola and Sunshine got into a wild cat fight on the floor which featured a good dose of hair pulling and some stinging slaps across the face. Meanwhile back inside the ring, Adams was having his problems with the Cowboy and fell victim to Casey’s Running Bulldog finisher out of the corner. Nicola ran in to break up what appeared to be a certain pin and draw the disqualification from Referee David Manning. After the bout, Sunshine and Casey challenged their adversaries to a Mixed Tag Match next week at the Sportatorium.
7. “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich defended the World Class Texas Heavyweight Championship against “Mongolian Monster” Killer Khan in tonight’s Main Event. The challenger struck early with a sneak attack from behind while Kerry was handing his ring robe to an attendant after the match introductions. Khan’s dirty deed put him in the driver’s seat until an attempted Knee Drop from the top rope found nothing but canvas. The Champ then rallied with several of his trademark Discus Punches before clamping on the famous Von Erich Iron Claw. A desperate Khan slugged Referee Ralph Pulley to draw the disqualification at 10:16. Kerry Von Erich retains the Texas Heavyweight Title.
World Class Results (Circa Mid 80's) - The Sportatorium, Dallas, TX. Att: 3,530.
Commentators: Bill Mercer & Stella Mae French
Ring Announcer: Marc Lowrance
Referees: Rick Hazzard, Danny Plechas & Ralph Pulley
1. ”Cowboy” Tony Falk sure knows how to get on the bad side of a Dallas crowd. Sporting a Pink Bandana and Stetson, Falk was serenaded with a chorus of boos as he pranced about the ring blowing kisses during Marc Lowrance’s introductions. The fans were hoping to see Private Terry Daniels pull out a victory in this opening contest, but had to settle for a Double Count Out instead. Falk and Daniels battled into the Sportatorium’s concession stands while Referee Rick Hazzard laid on the ten count. The time of the match was 8:40.
2. Kelly Kiniski defeated veteran Jose Lothario in controversial fashion at 7:43. Johnny Mantel, who’s been away on a brief hiatus from World Class as of late, made quite a memorable return during this bout to directly affect its outcome. Johnny emerged from the back after a wild mid-ring collision felled both Kiniski and Lothario as well as Referee Danny Plechas. Mantel ran in and dragged Kiniski on top of his opponent while the official was still trying to shake out the cobwebs. Unaware of Mantel’s mischief, the woozy Plechas spotted the pin cover and crawled over to count the tainted 1-2-3.
3. Brad & Bart Batten beat the Pretty Young Things (Norvell Austin & Koko Ware) in tag team action at 8:34. The story of this match was the PYT’s boom box which they kept at ringside with them after the match introductions. Austin tried to bash Bart Batten with the giant radio but ended up clobbering his own partner with it instead. Brother Brad quickly disposed of Austin with a Flying Drop Kick leaving Bart to score the winning pinfall on the KO’d Koko.
4. The Grappler (A Masked Len Denton) defeated Al Madril at 9:52. Normally a mat grappler, Madril rolled the dice and scaled the top rope to attempt a high risk maneuver. His Diving Splash landed on raised knees however, and knocked the wind out of him. The masked man quickly grabbed a hand full of tights to cradle Madril for the pinfall.
5. Misfortune struck Mike Von Erich in his match with “Maniac” Mark Lewin. Von Erich, who was greeted with hugs and kisses from the ladies during his ring entrance, suffered a knee injury while attempting to leap frog over Lewin as the heel bounded off the ropes. It became immediately clear that Mike was unable to apply any pressure to the compromised leg after the mishap. Referee Danny Plechas checked on him and awarded the contest to Lewin at 5:22 after he deemed Von Erich unable to continue. Mike had to be assisited to the back by ring attendants for medical attention.
6. Iceman King Parsons over “Ravishing” Rick Rude (w/ Percy Pringle III) via DQ at 11:12. Pringle was very active in this match an earned his keep by continuously coming to the Ravishing One’s assistance. The shady manager lent a hand (literally) by reaching into the ring to give Rude additional leverage on a prolonged Abdominal Stretch. Percy also commanded the attention of Referee Ralph Pulley on several occasions thereby allowing his man to cheat at will. Pringle went too far, though, when he clubbed Parsons from behind with his walking stick. The official caught the flagrant foul and wasted no time in calling for the bell.
7. Our Main Event featured a Mixed Tag Team Grudge Match pitting the popular Sunshine & “Cowboy” Scott Casey against Nicola Roberts (aka Baby Doll) & “Gentleman” Chris Adams. Things were going exceptionally well for the Babyfaces in this bout with Nicola getting her long overdue comeuppance at the hands of her antagonist. Sunshine dragged Nicola around the ring by her blonde locks and added insult to injury by rubbing the jezebel’s face into the mat. It looked like curtains for the heels when Sunshine planted her counterpart into the canvas with a Running Bulldog, but Chris Adams ran in with a timely stomp to the back to break up the pin. All heck then broke loose with all four combatants going at in the ring. Amidst all the chaos, no one seemed to notice that Jake “The Snake” Roberts had slithered down to ringside and snuck some sort of foreign object into Nicola’s hand. Sunshine was decked with a loaded punch moments later and pinned buy Nicola at 7:52.
Jim Crockett Promotions’ NWA Mid-Atlantic Results (Circa Mid 80’s) – Lynchburg City Armory, Lynchburg, VA. Att: 1,747.
Ring Announcer: Joe Murnick
Referees: Lee Scott & Walter Buckner
1. Rocky King over George South at 4:46. King was pumped up by the crowd’s support and was able to ride the bonus points all the way to victory. A disastrous mistake by his opponent also helped the cause. South’s attempted high leap off the top rope was met by a raised boot to the jaw. Rocky quickly cradled his stunned foe for the winning three count.
2. The Masked Thunderfoots I & II beat “Powerhouse” Tim Parker & the Italian Stallion at 5:52. By far the more experienced team, the Thunderfoots expertly manipulated Referee Walter Buckner to sneak in several dirty double team maneuvers. Powerhouse Parker sustained a Double Loaded Kick to the solar plexus from the masked men while Buckner was sending the Stallion back to his corner. The official turned around to find Thunderfoot I making the cover and counted the pin.
3. Former NWA TV Champ Don Kernodle defeated “Downtown” Denny Brown at 12:26. The fans were really into Brown’s entrance music and clapped along to give him some bonus points to work with against Kernodle. Denny responded with a spirited effort and utilized his aerial repertoire to put his opponent in several pinning predicaments. A desperate Kernodle pulled a hidden foreign object from his tights and stuffed it into his knee pad while cowering in the corner. Unaware of the mischief, Brown ran full steam into the loaded knee on a subsequent corner charge and was pinned moments later with Kernodle adding a foot on the ropes for additional leverage.
4. The bout between Jay Youngblood and “Loverboy” Dennis Condrey (w/ Manager Jim Cornette & “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton) yielded no winner. The odds were definitely in Condrey’s favor to take this match. Besides having Eaton and Cornette in his corner, the Loverboy also rolled on his Cheating modifier and employed a sneak attack before the bell to get the early jump on his foe. Youngblood was able to turn the tables on the Loverboy once the action moved OOR, however. Eaton and Condrey were corralled into a noggin knocker on the floor with Youngblood then chasing the pesky Cornette all the back to the locker room. Neither man was able to get themselves back inside the ring in time to make Referee Walter Buckner’s ten count. The time of the match was 16:38.
5. Paul Jones Army (Abdullah the Butcher & “Raging Bull” Manny Fernandez) beat the duo of “Boogie-Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant & “Avalanche” Buzz Tyler at 14:37. There was mayhem-a-plenty in this tag team grudge match. With all four men brawling in the ring, the sneaky Paul Jones rang the time keeper’s bell to add to the chaos. Thinking the match had been called by Referee Lee Scott, Tyler let let his guard down and was leveled from behind with a Kendo Stick smash by Abdullah. Fernandez then grabbed a handful of tights to pin Buzz despite Jimmy Valiant being the legal man for his team.
6. “Rugged” Ronnie Garvin over “Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff (w/ Krusher Khruschev) in the Main Event at 16:19. Well known for his “Hands of Stone”, Garvin did not need to use his famous Knockout Punch to beat Koloff tonight. This match came down to outside interference gone awry. Krusher Khruschev inadvertently flattened Ivan with his Russian Chain when Rugged Ronnie ducked at the last instant. Garvin then sent Krusher to the floor with a haymaker before hooking a leg to pin the KO’d Koloff.
Announcers: Tony Schiavone & David Crockett
Ring Announcer: Larry Legend
Referees: Ron West, Stu Schwartz & George Grant
1.The Italian Stallion beat Randy Barber via DQ in our opening contest. Barber was in a particularly ornery mood after being doused with a cup of soda by an overzealous fan during his ring entrance. He took out his wrath on the Stallion by running him head-first into the ring post during OOR action. Referee Ron West saw the infraction and wasted no time in calling for the disqualification at 5:24.
2. Nelson Royal was not fazed by the lack of fan support (and loss of points) in a win over “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel. This bout ended up on the floor with Nelson reversing the Nature Boy’s head smash onto Tony Schiavone’s TV monitor at the announcers’ table. The dazed Landel could not shake out the cobwebs in time to make Referee Stu Schwartz’ ten count. The time of the match was 4:07.
3. Sam Houston was the beneficiary of some manager interference gone awry during a victory over the Barbarian (w/ “No. 1” Paul Jones). Jones tried to toss a handful of powder into Houston’s eyes but ended up blinding his own man with it instead. The Barbarian staggered around the ring trying to clear his vision and was planted face-first into the mat with a Flying Bulldog from behind for the pinfall at 12:41.
4. Arn Anderson of “The Four Horsemen” over “Boogie-Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant via Count Out at 6:51. The Boogie-Woogie Man successfully thwarted a pre-match sneak attack to get the early jump on Anderson in this match, but things would take a turn for the worse once the action spilled OOR. Valiant was given a DDT onto the floor by Arn and was unable to make Referee Ron West’s subsequent ten count.
5. A terrific tag team contest pitting Jim Cornette’s Midnight Express (“Beautiful” Bobby Eaton & “Loverboy” Dennis Condrey) against “Precious” Paul Ellering’s Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) was spoiled by outside interference. Looking to make a name for themselves in the NWA, the New Breed (Chris Champion & Sean Royal) hit the ring with microphones to challenge both teams right in the middle of the action. Royal was laid out by the Express with a Double Flapjack while his partner Chris Champion sustained the Doomsday Device (Animal Electric Chair Lift and Hawk Flying Clothesline from the top rope). In the meantime, Referee Stu Schwartz officially declared the bout a “No Contest” at 12:15.
6. United States Championship Match. Defending Champion Barry Windham caught a huge break in his title defense against “Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff when Referee George Grant ordered Ivan Koloff and Krusher Khruschev back to the locker room after the match introductions. Nikita was further enraged to see Windham’s father Blackjack Mulligan join the broadcast team at ringside to provide guest commentary for the match. Blackjack’s presence proved to be an ongoing source of distraction for the challenger. It was just a matter of time before Koloff and Mulligan got into a confrontation OOR. Barry quickly joined the fray and slammed his opponent through the time keeper’s table before rolling himself back inside the ring to narrowly beat the official’s ten count. Nikita was not as fortunate and was counted out at 24:19.
7. In the Main Event, “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes beat Abdullah the Butcher in a Steel Cage Match. Referee Ron West checked Abdullah for weapons before the bell, but could not prevent the Butcher’s manager “No. 1” Paul Jones from tossing his walking stick into the cage during the battle. Abdullah retrieved the cane but sustained a Bionic Elbow to the noggin from the Dream before he could even use it. Rhodes then took his adversary around the ring, brutally running him face-first into each of the cage walls. Busted open and blinded by blood, the Butcher could not prevent Dusty from exiting the cage to victory at 18:25.
Commentators: Rich Landrum & Johnny Weaver
Ring Announcer: Joe Murnick
Referees: Tommy Young, Walter Buckner & Juan Sebastian
1.Veteran Doug Vines went down to ”Avalanche” Buzz Tyler in our opening bout. Tyler nearly scored a pin after leveling his foe with a vicious Clothesline, but Vines managed to get a foot on the ropes in the nick of time to break Referee Tommy Young’s count. Undaunted, Buzz followed up with a Running Powerslam to gain the victory moments later. The time of the fall was 6:15.
2.The New Breed (Chris Champion & Sean Royal) demolished the hapless Mulkey Brothers (Bill & Randy) in a one-sided tag team contest. Royal & Champion attacked during Joe Murnick’s match introductions and never relinquished control. Champion mercifully ended things with a Diving Head Butt from the top rope to pin Bill at 3:12. No doubt looking to stir up some trouble, the New Breed referred to the Mulkeys as “Hawk & Animal” during a post-match interview with Rich Landrum.
3. Lazor Tron (a masked Hector Guerrero) over ”Beautiful” Bobby Eaton of the Midnight Express at 7:06. Bobby lost points right off the bat when his foreign object was confiscated by Referee Juan Sebastian during a pre-match pat down. Eaton’s manager Jim Cornette was very active and a constant source of irritation for Lazor Tron, but erred big time when he accidentally bashed Beautiful Bobby in the back of the noggin with his tennis racquet. Cornette’s miscue directly led to the three count.
4. “Chief” Wahoo McDaniel defeated Black Bart at 9:39. Bart padded his points total by riling up the crowd with an obscene hand gesture during the match introductions. The ornery cowboy saw an opportunity once Referee Tommy Young had been spilled to the canvas. Bart attempted to bash McDaniel with his Branding Iron, but had his plan backfire on him after the Chief wrested the weapon from his grasp and reversed the smash. Young shook out the cobwebs to find Wahoo making the cover on his KO’d adversary and counted the 1-2-3.
5. Superstar Billy Graham defeated Road Warrior Hawk by Referee’s Decision at 11:00. Hawk received a big hand as he entered the arena to Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and used the bonus points to get the early jump on Graham. The real story of this bout would be the New Breed who snuck back down to ringside and tried to bust the Road Warrior’s leg with several folding chair smashes while Referee Walter Buckner was trying to recover from a bad spill that he had sustained during the action. The official finally came to and deemed Hawk unable to continue when he found that the Road Warrior was unable to stand on his injured leg. Hawk had to be assisted to the back for medical attention immediately afterward.
6. Former Mid-Atlantic Television Champion Tully Blanchard came up short in his bid to regain the title from “Pistol” Pez Whatley. Tully was at odds with Referee Juan Sebastian right from the get go after the official ordered Blanchard’s valet Baby Doll to return to the back after Joe Murnick’s match introductions. Blanchard thought that he had won the title after catching Pez with his Slingshot Suplex finisher, but Sebastian insisted that Whatley had kicked out during the subsequent pin attempt. Tully then grabbed the TV Title Belt off the time keeper’s table and clobbered the official with it to draw the disqualification.
7. “Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff and “Russian Bear” Uncle Ivan Koloff beat the father/son team of Blackjack Mulligan & United States Champion Barry Windham in tonight’s Main Event. The Russians were in a heep of trouble when Ivan was knocked out of the ring after sustaining Barry and Blackjack’s Double Flying Back Elbow off the ropes, but they had an ace up their sleeve in the form of one Krusher Khruschev. Barry was choked out by Krusher with Joe Murnick’s microphone cord after he bailed from the ring to inflict more punishment on the Russian Bear. Referee Tommy Young was busy sending Mulligan back to his corner and completely missed Khruschev’s dirty deed. The official put the ten count on Windham at 11:14 while Barry was still gasping for breath on the floor.
Jim Crockett Promotions’ NWA Mid-Atlantic Results (Circa Mid 80's) – Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, SC.
Commentators: Tony Schiavone & David Crockett
Ring Announcer: Carl Murnick
Referees: Sonny Fargo, Tommy Young & Stu Schwartz
1. Thunderfoot #2 (w/ Thunderfoot #1) made short work of Stoney Burke in our opening contest. The masked man lived up to his name by pinning his opponent with a Loaded Kick to the chest after Stoney telegraphed a Back Body Drop attempt. The time of the match was 2:36.
2. American Starship Eagle (a young Dan Spivey) over Tony Zane at 6:54. Eagle received a nice hand during Carl Murnick’s match introductions and thanked the fans for their support over the house mic. The bonus points that he earned were offset, however, by a roll on Zane’s Cheating Modifier. Tony used some tape that was wrapped around his wrist to weaken his foe with a prolonged hidden choke on the mat, but a high risk leap from the top rope missed its mark. Eagle then followed with a Running Leg Drop to gain the pinfall.
3. Krusher Khruschev (w/ Ivan Koloff) defeated Tim “Powerhouse” Parker via submission at 3:27. Eager to prove that he could match the big Russian in a test of strength, Parker let his guard down and had the wind knocked out of him by a quick knee to the solar plexus. Khruschev then flattened his adversary with a vicious Russian Sickle off the ropes before inducing a submission with the Cobra Clutch.
4. Don Kernodle beat veteran Nelson Royal in controversial fashion at 11:31. Royal was clearly the fan favorite in this bout and had his points total subsequently bolstered by the crowd’s support. The bonus made for a highly competitive and relatively scientific contest. Frustrated by his inability to put Royal away, Kernodle applied a Figure Four Leglock and resorted to grabbing the bottom rope with both hands to gain additional leverage. Unfortunately for Nelson, the infraction went undetected by Referee Sonny Fargo. Writhing in pain and unable to escape the grueling hold, Royal had no choice but to submit.
5. Chris Champion of the New Breed (w/ Sean Royal) upset Road Warrior Animal at 7:31. Animal was no doubt looking for a little payback after the New Breed recently put his partner Hawk on the shelf with a serious knee injury. He was greeted with a Double Axe Handle to the back by Champion as he climbed through the ropes for the match introductions. Giving up a great deal in both size and strength to his foe, Champion caught a break by rolling on his Speed Modifier, though it would be the interference of Sean Royal that would ultimately decide this contest. Royal reached into the ring and pulled Animal’s foot out from under him after Champion was caught in mid air during a Flying Body Press attempt. Sean then held onto the Road Warrior's boot to prevent a kick out as referee Tommy Young applied the tainted 1-2-3.
6. “No. 1” Paul Jones donned the tights to team up with his men “Ragin’ Bull” Manny Fernandez & the Barbarian as the trio took on “Boogie-Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant, Mid-Atlantic TV Champ “Pistol” Pez Whatley & “Avalanche” Buzz Tyler in six man tag team action. Referee Stu Schwartz had his hands full maintaining order in this one. Jones took advantage of a free-for-all in the ring by running hated rival Jimmy Valiant head-first into a monitor at the announcers' table. Schwartz, who was busy sorting out the mess in the ring and sending the illegal men back to their respective corners, then began putting the ten count on the Boogie-Woogie Man. Busted open and dazed on the floor, Valiant was unable to answer the call. Your winners via Count Out at 8:09 – Paul Jones Army.
7. Magnum T.A. over Arn Anderson of the Four Horsemen (w/ Ole Anderson) in the Main Event at 11:39. Arn received lots of help from his fellow Horseman along the way, but Magnum dominated this bout from the onset. Looking to interject himself into the proceedings once more, Ole climbed up onto the apron but had Arn sent crashing into him before he could interfere. The collision knocked Ole to the floor and sent Arn staggering backward into Magnum’s School Boy Roll Up for the winning pinfall.