Smoky Mountain Results (Circa Early 90's) - Talley Ward Rec Center, Morristown, TN. Att: 1,014.
Announcers: Chip Kessler & "Dirty" Dutch Mantel
Ring Announcer: Tommy Noe
Referees: Bobby Simmons & Jack Mason
1. Nothing went right for the Black Knight in tonight's opening bout. Even a prematch sneak attack was thwarted when opponent Jerry Oates caught the mysterious masked man's would be kick to the midsection, spun the Knight around like a top and delivered an Atomic Knee Drop. Oates would go on to victory with his Spinning Toe Hold submission at 3:21.
2. "Wild" Bill Ash had a little more success when he attacked before the bell to gain the early advantage on popular youngster "Simply Irresistible" Jeff Jarrett. The sneaky ambush gained him 100 extra bonus points but Jarrett persevered and won with a Diving Cross Body Press off the top rope at 4:39.
3. Brad Armstrong must have felt as though he were wrestling both members of the Fabulous Blondes rather than just "Gentleman" Ken Timbs this evening. Timbs' partner "Flamboyant" Eric Embry got in his licks quite often and caught Armstrong with a loaded punch from the apron behind Referee Bobby Simmons back. Timbs quickly pounced on his KO'd opponent for the three count at 6:53.
4. "Mr. Perfect" Jerry Stubbs made himself no friends by grabbing Tommy Noe's microphone and insulting the good citizens of Morristown to earn himself bonus heel points. Stubbs' opponent Porkchop Cash may have caught a break when Dr. D David Schultz joined the broadcast table to add guest commentary for the match. Stubbs immediately became distracted by Schultz' presence allowing Cash to roll him up from behind for the surprise pinfall at 6:07. Jerry "The King" Lawler's Tennessee Good Ol' Boys continue to have their problems with Dr. D.
5. Still seething from his loss just moments ago, Jerry Stubbs returned to ringside no doubt looking for some measure of revenge against Dr. D as Schultz took on "Ravishing" Randy Rose. Stubbs made his presence felt when the action moved OOR and helped Rose batter Dr. D around ringside. Johnny "Crash" Rich ran out to even the odds resulting in a four man free-for-all on the floor. Referee Jack Mason had enough and called for the bell at 7:57. The match was officially declared a Double Disqualification.
6. Jerry "The King" Lawler & Colonel Buck Robley drew some serious heat in tonight's Main Event tag match against Tommy "Wildfire" Rich & cousin Johnny "Crash" Rich. Lawler drew the disqualification for his team by clobbering Referee Bobby Simmons from behind with his royal scepter to break up the pin count after Robley was flattened by Wildfire's patented Thesz Press. The time of the match was 9:11.
Smoky Mountain Results (Circa Early 90's) - Jellico County Fairgrounds, Jellico, TN. Att: 2,269.
Announcer: Chip Kessler
Ring Announcer: Tommy Noe
Referees: Jack Mason & Mark Curtis
1. Jim Cornette did not wield his famous tennis racquet to help Dr. Tom Prichard defeat "Jumping" Joey Maggs in tonight's opening bout, but he did contribute to the victory. Maggs got into a war of words with the pesty manager and turned right into a Prichard Superkick that put him down for the three count at 2:55.
2. "Hustler" Rip Rogers and his valet Miss Brenda Britton drew some serious heat from the crowd while prancing around ringside. Robert Gibson made the most of the moment and got the early jump on Rogers as the Hustler was still jawing with the fans. Gibson would go on to win this match with a Sunset Flip off the 2nd rope after avoiding Rip's corner charge. The time of the fall was 6:34.
3. Jimmy Golden also drew the wrath of the fans when he tore up a youngster's poster as he made his way to the ring to face D.J. Peterson. Golden's bad mood did not improve one bit once the match got under way. The veteran from Tennessee cheated constantly and punished Peterson with his dirty tactics to maintain the advantage. Golden took it too far, however, when he brought a folding chair into the ring and smashed it across his opponent's back. Referee Jack Mason had enough and called for the DQ at 7:26.
4. Looking for some measure of revenge against the Fabulous Blondes ("Gentleman" Ken Timbs & "Flamboyant" Eric Embry), Brad Armstrong enlisted the help of Smoky Mountain Television Champion Dixie Dynamite (Brad's brother Scott under a mask) for this tag team contest. The Blondes' were eventually able to isolate Dixie in the ring and prevent him from tagging out which frustrated Brad to no end. Referee Mark Curtis had to constantly usher Armstrong back to his corner and prevent him from interfering in the match. Embry & Timbs combined for a Double Team DDT behind the official's back to pin Dixie at 9:31.
5. "Dirty" Dick Slater & bitter rival the Junk Yard Dog took their feud inside a steel cage tonight in a bloody battle. Both men battered one another within the confines of the cage with neither man able to gain the upper hand on the other. The end came when the Dog and Slater began climbing up the same wall side by side to escape the cage. Slater was driven face-first into the cage and then sent crashing hard to the mat by a devastating Head Butt enabling JYD to climb out to victory at 10:35.
6. "Universal Heartthrob" Austin Idol took on Jerry "The King" Lawler in tonight's Main Event. Despite Lawler's heel persona in Smoky Mountain, the fans were divided in their support between the two grapplers. As a result, Idol received a lukewarm reception during his entrance which cost him valuable points in the end. This bout was a battle of endurance in the Tennessee Summer heat with Lawler taking the duke by cradling Idol in a Small package with a handful of tights as the Universal Heartthrob was attempting to scoop the King up for a Body Slam. The time of the fall was 21:20. This victory, albeit a tad tainted, should put Lawler in line for a title shot against Smoky Mountain Champion "Superstar" Bill Dundee.
Announcers: Bob Caudle & "Dirty" Dutch Mantel
Ring Announcer: Phil Raney
Referees: Jerry Calhoun & Billy Spears
1. "Simply Irresistible" Jeff Jarrett (w/ Robert Palmer theme music) vs."Outlaw" Joel Deaton (w/ black Stetson & branding iron).
Young Jarrett had the ladies swooning and received several hugs and kisses as he made his way down to ringside to take on Deaton. The Outlaw was ready for him, however, and opened up with a barrage of kicks and punches before Jarrett could even remove his ring jacket. Deaton retained the advantage until he began jawing with the fans allowing his opponent valuable time to recover. The Outlaw was reaching for his branding iron in the corner when he was rolled up from behind by Jarrett for the surprise pin at 3:59.
2. The Dirty White Boy (w/ valet Dirty White Girl Kimberly) vs. Ric McCord.
The Dirty White Girl was the difference in this bout. Her constant interference threw the veteran McCord off his game. The trailer park jezebel may have failed in her attempt to trip McCord, but she did succeed in drawing Ric's attention. McCord immediately bailed from the ring and chased Kim backstage. Referee Billy Spears' count reached ten before McCord could return and get himself back inside the ring. The time of the match was 5:31.
3. Norvel Austin vs. Dr. D David Schultz.
Jerry "The King" Lawler and Colonel Buck Robley came down to ringside once more to have a looksee at Mr. Schultz in action. Robley has had his differences with Dr. D in the past and has made it clear that he does not trust him. Nevertheless, Lawler continues to court Schultz for his stable of Tennessee Good Ol' Boys despite the Colonel's advice to the contrary. The bad blood resurfaced once more as the match wore on when Robley climbed up onto the apron and got into a shouting match with Schultz. Referee Jerry Calhoun tried to break up the confrontation but was leveled by an errant clothesline from the Colonel's controversial arm brace. The dazed Calhoun immediately signaled for the bell and awarded the match to Dr. D by way of disqualification at 5:39.
4. "Loverboy" Dennis Condrey (w/ "Ravishing" Randy Rose) vs. Jerry Oates.
A pretty even match up of ring veterans with both men getting in their fair share of offense and pinning opportunities. The bout was decided when Condrey became trapped in Oates' Spinning Toe Hold prompting Randy Rose to run in and break up the submission hold. Condrey and Rose then proceeded to put a beat down on Oates until Jeff Jarrett raced in to make the save. Your winner by DQ at 7:29 due to outside interference - Jerry Oates.
5. "White Lightning" Tim Hoerner vs. Colonel Buck Robley (w/ Jerry "The King" Lawler).
This time it was David Schultz' turn to come down to ringside and make his presence felt. Jerry Lawler tried to make peace with Dr. D and act as the good will ambassador, but was slapped across the face for his trouble. Robley immediately lunged through the ropes to try and get his hands on Schultz and was cradled from behind by Hoerner in a School Boy Roll Up for the winning pinfall at 5:52.
6. Smoky Mountain Tag Team Title Match. The Champions, the Nightmares (Ken Wayne & Danny Davis) vs. their challengers, The Tennessee Stud Stable (Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden w/ Miss Sylvia).
The Stud Stable appeared to be on their way to winning the belts by devious means after Miss Sylvia took a roll of quarters from her purse and slipped it into Robert Fuller's hand during a meeting of the minds in the Stud Stable's corner. Sure enough, Ken Wayne was leveled by Fuller's loaded punch moments later, however Referee Billy Spears refused to count the pin when he saw the coins scattered about the canvas and disqualified the Stud Stable instead at 12:24. The Nightmares retain the SMW Tag Team titles.
Smoky Mountain Wrestling Results (Circa Early 90's) - Knoxville Civic Center, Knoxville, TN. Att: 3,031.
Announcers: Chip Kessler & Ron Fuller
Ring Announcer: Phil Raney
Referees: Mark Curtis, Ron Sexton & Bobby Simmons
1. "Hustler" Rip Rogers (w/ Miss Brenda Britton) defeated Joe Cazana via Count Out at 4:29.
Enhancement worker Joe Cazana opened some eyes tonight with a spirited effort against the veteran Rip Rogers. Cazana more than held his own in this bout prompting Miss Brenda to assert herself on the Hustler's behalf. Rogers tossed his opponent OOR and diverted Referee Mark Curtis' attention while Brenda clocked Cazana from behind with her loaded purse. Cazana could not recover in time to make the official's subsequent ten count. Brenda was showered with chants of "Flea Bag!" from the raucous crowd as she escorted Rogers to the back.
2. Tracy Smothers beat Dale Veasey at 4:22 in his Smoky Mountain debut.
Smothers was well received in Knoxville and rewarded the fans for their support with an impressive victory. Smothers caught Veasey flush on the jaw with a Missile Drop Kick off the top rope and followed up with the Jaw Jacker (Flying Back Elbow Smash) just as his groggy opponent was getting back to his feet. Smothers was signing autographs for some youngsters after the match when he was inexplicably ambushed by a sneak attack from behind by Dr. Tom Prichard in street clothes. The "Doctor of Desire" removed one of his cowboy boots and bashed Smothers repeatedly with it until Jeff Jarrett ran out to make the save. Smothers had to be assisted to the back for medical attention while Chip Kessler and Ron Fuller speculated over the assault.
3. Porkchop Cash over "Filthy" Phil Hickerson by DQ at 7:44.
Hickerson made himself no friends in the Civic Center tonight when he grabbed the house mic away from Phil Raney and said that he was "ashamed to be from the state of Tennessee" after jawing with several fans at ringside. Cash and Filthy Phil had themselves quite a battle that could have easily gone either way. The contest was ultimately decided when Hickerson threw Porkchop over the top rope to draw the disqualification from Referee Bobby Simmons.
4. Tommy "Wildfire" Rich pinned "Wild" Bill Ash at 5:13.
Ash brought his arsenal of cheating and dirty tricks with him inside the squared circle to keep Rich on the defensive in the early going, however a missed leap off the top rope swung the momentum in Wildfire's favor. Tommy followed up with a Diving Fist Drop that nearly scored the winning pin but Ash was able to get a foot on the bottom rope in the nick of time to break Referee Mark Curtis' three count. Wild Bill wasn't as fortunate after being leveled by Rich's Thesz Press off the ropes moments later for the victory.
5. The Kansas Jayhawks ("Hangman" Bobby Jaggers & "Dirty" Dutch Mantel w/ Shoo Baby) over the team of Ric McCord & D. J. Peterson at 9:55.
Peterson and McCord had the Jayhawks reeling with some impressive teamwork and aerial maneuvers, however it was Mantel and Jaggers' ring savvy that won out in the end. Referee Ron Sexton was escorting Peterson back to his corner when the Jayhawk's delivered a Spiked Piledriver behind the officlal's back to KO McCord. Sexton finally turned around to find Jaggers making the cover and counted the 1-2-3.
6. Challenger Jerry "The King" Lawler defeated defending Champion "Superstar" Bill Dundee to win the Smoky Mountain Title at 21:50.
This match had a little bit of everything as both men pulled out all the stops to keep the fans on the edge of their seats. The challenger managed to kick out of Dundee's Bombs Away finisher at the last possible second only to have the Superstar return the favor when Lawler connected with his Crown Drop (Diving Fist) moments later. We then had a series of rolling cradles, back slides and small packages with neither man able to hold their opponents' shoulders down long enough to secure the winning three count. Enter Colonel Buck Robley who, while disguised as a peanut vendor, reached into the ring and yanked Dundee's foot out from underneath him as the champion was in the process of delivering a Verticle Suplex to the King. Lawler fell on top to pin the Superstar and win the Smoky Mountain Championship.
Commentators: Vince McMahon Jr. & Pat Patterson
Ring Announcer: Mel Phillips
Referees: Jack Kruger, Dick Kroll & Henry Terranova
1. Steve Lombardi drew absolutely no heat (and was penalized points) as he took on Salvatore Bellomo in our opening contest. Lombardi could not match his opponent when it came to technical skills, but was able to remain competitive in the match by using a good deal of chokeholds, eye rakes, and closed fists. The roughhouse tactics came back to haunt him in the end, however, after Lombardi brought a chair into the ring. A Mule Kick from Bellomo sent the chair into his adversary's face and was good enough to put Lombardi's shoulders to the mat for the three count at 3:24.
2. The Funk Brothers (Hoss & Terry) were no doubt looking to make an impression on the fans when they tore up a young lady's card board sign in support of their opponents the Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma). The Funks then took their mean streak into the ring and combined it with their vast experience to take Roma and Powers to school. The popular Stallions were on the receiving end throughout until Terry Funk ended things with a Piledriver on Jim Powers at 3:12. Roma was able to pull his partner to safety before the Funks could take their Double Cross Ranch Branding Iron to him.
3. The Mighty Hercules (w/ 10 Feet of Chain & Bobby "The Brain" Heenan) had his problems with speedy Jose Luis Rivera but emerged victorious nonetheless. Jose employed his agility to great effect and nearly pinned his opponent in the bout's opening seconds with a quick La Magistral Cradle. Hercules was caught in another pinning predicament moments later and barely managed to lift a shoulder to escape a Backslide. Rivera then went up top for a Diving Cross Body Press but Hercules was able to roll through the maneuver and grab a hand full of tights in the process to pin his foe at 5:45.
4. Tiger Chung Lee had some unexpected help from an old friend when he squared off with Uncle Elmer in our fourth match. The devious Mr. Fuji came down to ringside and was allowed to remain in Tiger's corner by Referee Jack Kruger despite the big Hillbilly's protests to the contrary. The situation backfired for Lee in a big way, though, when the action spilled OOR. Tiger was accidentally blinded by a handful of Fuji's ceremonial salt during a scuffle on the floor and could not find his way back inside the ring in time to make Kruger's ten count. The time of the match was 9:16.
5. There was no winner in the tag match pitting Luscious Johnny V's Dream Team of Greg "The Hammer" Valentine & Brutus Beefcake against the masked Killer Bees ("Jumping" Jim Brunzell & B. Brian Blair). As they so often do, the Bees had everyone (including referee Dick Kroll) thoroughly confused as to which member of their team was legal at any given moment. To combat the masked confusion, Johnny V kept sending the illegal member of his Dream Team into the ring to neutralize the Bees' mayhem. This strategy soon resulted in a four-man donnybrook inside the squared circle with the flustered official unable to restore order. Kroll had no choice but to call for the bell and disqualify both teams at 10:55.
6. Tonight's Main Event featured a grudge match between Barry Windham and "Adorable" Adrian Adonis. (Windham blames Adonis for driving a wedge between himself and Mike Rotundo that effectively dissolved their U.S. Express tag team partnership.) Barry caught a big break in the early going when Referee Henry Terranova order the Adorbable One's manager Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart back to the locker room leaving Adonis to fend for himself. The bad blood in this match brought out the vicious side of Adonis who DDT'd his adversary onto a folding chair when the action moved OOR. The dazed Windham was unable to answer the bell and was counted out by Terranova at 15:48.
WWF Results (Circa Hulkamania Mid 80's Era) - Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY. Att: 17,544.
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse "The Body" Ventura
Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel
Referees: Dick Kroll, Joey Marella & Jack Lutz
1. "High Roller" Barry O from "The Fabulous Las Vegas, NV" did himself no favors in winning over the fans by tearing up a youngster's poster as he made his way down the aisle for tonight's opening contest against "Young Stallion" Paul Roma. Barry proved to be a tough test for the popular Roma and dominated the early going with an aggressive combination of brawling and cheating. Things looked bleak for the Young Stallion after he was tossed through the ropes and crashed to the floor below, but Paul was able to contort himself in mid air and land on top of his foe when Barry tried to Suplex him back into the ring from the apron. Roma hooked a leg and scored the pinfall at 6:26.
2. "No. 1 Frenchman" Rene Goulet (w/ Suspicious Black Glove) was taking it on Le Chin against Corporal Kirchner of the 82nd Airborne Division until Frenchy Martin came down to ringside. The momentum quickly swung in Goulet's favor thanks in no small part to Martin's frequent interference. Frenchy tossed a cup of soda into the Corporal's face, tripped Kirchner at one point and even snapped the paratrooper's throat off the top rope when Referee Joey Marella's back was turned. Martin went too far, however, when he entered the ring to combine with Goulet on a double team beat down in the corner. Marella wasted no time in calling for the bell and disqualified Goulet at 12:59.
3. The bout with "Leaping" Lanny Poffo and "The Natural" Butch Reed (w/ Unnatural Blonde Hair & "The Doctor of Style" Slick) ended with an Unusual Result. Reed drew the ire of an over-zealous fan in the front row after The Natural snatched the house mic away from Howard Finkel during the match introductions and insulted the spectator. Things escalated quickly when the action moved OOR. Reed got into a heated argument with the man and gave him a stiff shove before tossing Poffo back inside the ring. The spectator then jumped the barricade railing and chased after Reed but was quickly subdued by MSG Security Staff personnel. The match was officially stopped by Referee Jack Lutz at 4:37 and declared a "No Contest".
4. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (w/ Bodyguard "Ace" Cowboy Bob Orton) defeated the Tonga Kid at 12:44. Piper bragged that he would "make an example" of the Kid in a pre-match interview with "Mean" Gene Okerlund and then employed a sneak attack before the bell to grab the early advantage. Rowdy Roddy got a rude wake up call moments later however, when he tried ramming Tonga's hard noggin into the corner turnbuckle. The Kid smiled, rammed his own skull onto the padding and then sent Piper face first into the turnbuckle ten times as the fans counted along. Roddy stumbled around the ring in a daze until he was leveled by a Reverse Knife Edge Chop to the chest by his adversary. Tonga was petitioning to the fans to go up top for a Superfly Splash when he was laid out by Orton with a clubbing blow from the bodyguard's controversial forearm cast. Piper then clamped a Sleeper Hold onto the already KO'd Kid with Referee Dick Kroll calling for the bell after dropping Tonga's arm three times without resistance. Your winner - "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
5. Uncle Elmer & Hillbilly Jim over Jimmy “Mouth of the South” Hart’s Hart Foundation (Bret “The Hitman” Hart & Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart) by way of Count Out at 6:38. By far the best ring technician of the four combatants, Bret Hart showed everyone in the Garden why Gorilla Monsoon refers to him as “The Excellence of Execution”. The Hitmen delivered his repertoire of trademark maneuvers with surgeon-like precision. Jim sustained a Pendulum Backbreaker and Russian Leg Sweep while Big Elmer suffered a Pointed Elbow Drop to the sternum from the 2nd rope along with several European Uppercuts and a Wishbone Stomp to the abdomen for good measure. Things went far better for the Hillbillies, however, once the action moved to the floor. Antsy to get in on the action, Jimmy Hart finally had his chance to put in his two cents and promptly blew it. A would-be Megaphone Smash went awry with Jim Neidhart taking the full brunt of the blow by mistake instead. The Anvil was unable to shake out the cobwebs in time to make Referee Joey Marella’s ten count.
6. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat was also counted out in his bout against “King” Harley Race (w/ Bobby “The Brain” Heenan) at 18:37. While the cagey veteran may have had difficulty matching up with his opponent’s speed and agility throughout the contest, Race used his savvy and endurance to prevail in the end. Steamboat was crowned with the King’s scepter during OOR action while Heenan kept Referee Jack Lutz distracted. The official’s count ran out as the Dragon struggled to get back to his feet.
7. WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defended the gold against the Iron Sheik (w/ Classy Freddie Blassie & Nikolai Volkoff) in our Main Event. It was rough going for the Hulkster who not only had his hands full with a ruthless and worthy challenger in the Iron Sheik, but also found himself the victim of numerous cheap shots by Volkoff along the way whenever Referee Dick Kroll’s back was turned. Fired up by the support of his Hulkamaniacs, the revitalized Champ mounted a big comeback with a barrage of punches and Running Clotheslines before leveling the Sheik with a Big Boot off the ropes. Hogan then landed his signature Running Leg Drop with Volkoff breaking up the referee’s count to spoil the pin and draw the DQ at 22:05. Hulk Hogan retains the WWF Championship.
WWF Results (Circa Hulkamania Mid 80's) - Cambria County War Memorial Arena, Johnstown, PA. Att: 3,711.
Announcers: Jack Reynolds & Jesse “The Body” Ventura
Ring Announcer: Joe McHugh
Referees: Swede Hansen, John Benello & Dave Hebner
1.Upon being introduced by our Ring Announcer Joe McHugh, Jose Luis Rivera received a nice hand from the crowd and rewarded the fans for their support with a victory over Goldie Rogers. Rivera was never really tested in this bout. The flamboyant Rogers seemed more intent on jawing with Referee Swede Hansen and various spectators at ringside rather than focusing on the actual match. Rivera caught his preoccupied foe with a Missile Drop Kick from the 2nd rope to gain the pinfall at 3:37.
2. Samu needed a little help from his fellow Samoans Afa & Sika to beat “Young Stallion” Jim Powers at 5:45. Despite holding a considerable size advantage, Samu had difficulty grounding the speedy Powers to put his bulk to good use. The Young Stallion strung together some impressive moves and was on his way up to the top rope to deliver a high risk leap when he was shoved from behind by Sika while Referee John Benello was being distracted by Afa. Powers crashed to the canvas and was finished off moments later by a Falling Head Butt from Samu.
3. Bret “The Hitman” Hart (w/ Jimmy “Mouth of the South” Hart) and Scott McGhee put on quite a show for the crowd with a fast-paced and highly scientific contest. Unfortunately, they couldn’t confine the action to the ring. McGhee and Hart ended up on the floor where they took the battle back up the aisle and into the concession area. Referee Dave Hebner’s ten count ran out at 9:58 long before either competitor could get themselves back inside the ring.
4. Nikolai Volkoff (w/ The Iron Sheik) drew the wrath of the fans with his rendition of the Soviet National Anthem before taking on WWF veteran Tony Garea. The big Russian had his problems in this contest and was being pummeled by Garea while up against the ropes when the Iron Sheik reached in and pulled Tony’s leg out from under him. Volkoff quickly pounced on his adversary for the cover and added a foot on the ropes for additional leverage to hold Garea’s shoulders to the mat for the three count at 8:34.
5. The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid) upended “Luscious” Johnny V’s Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg “The Hammer” Valentine) in a WWF Tag Team Tournament Quarter-Final Match at 8:04. Dynamite was able to flip out of Beefcake’s Atomic Drop attempt and sent Brutus crashing into his partner to knock Valentine off the apron. The dazed Beefcake was then rolled up from behind for the 1-2-3. The Bull Dogs advance to the Semi-Finals and will take on the winners of the upcoming Funk Brothers/Fabulous Rougeaus match.
6. Randy “Macho Man” Savage made a grand entrance with “Pomp & Circumstance” and Miss Elizabeth as he made his way down the aisle to face Mike Rotundo. While neither man was able to sustain an advantage inside the ring, things took an interesting turn once the action spilled out onto the floor. Rotundo was able to avoid Savage’s Leaping Double Axe Handle from the top rope which sent the Macho Man crashing hard into the barricade railing. Had he chosen to roll himself back inside the ring at that very moment, Rotundo would have made Referee Dave Hebner’s ten count, but Barry Windham had other ideas. Rotundo’s former U.S. Express partner came down to ringside to spark a confrontation regarding the WWF Tag Team Tournament. A nasty shouting match ensued between the two with Windham insisting that they would have been the favorites to win the titles had Rotundo not “ruined things”. In the meantime, Hebner’s count ran out on both grapplers at 9:02.
7. In the Main Event, the Magnificent Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji) defended his Intercontinental Championship against Number One Contender Pedro Morales. Muraco was able to dupe his challenger into a bogus test of strength and promptly planted a knee into Pedro’s midsection to gain the early edge, but a subsequent missed corner charge would eventually swing the momentum in Morales’ favor. Sensing trouble, Fuji tried to help his man out by throwing a handful of ceremonial salt into the challenger’s eyes, but ended up blinding Muraco with it instead when Pedro ducked at the last instant. The Champ staggered right into a Small Package for the winning pinfall at 22:31. Pedro Morales is the neeeeeewwwwww WWF Intercontinental Champion !
WWF Results (Circa Hulkamania Mid 80's) – Westchester County Civic Center, White Plains, NY. Att: 3,651.
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes
Ring Announcer: Mel Phillips
Referees: Jack Kruger, Dick Woehrle & Joey Marella
1.Veteran Terry Gibbs had all sorts of problems dealing with the agile Sivi Afi in our opening contest. Afi had several near pinfalls with some flashy aerial maneuvers prompting his desperate opponent to dip down into the tights for a taped foreign object. Gibbs floored Sivi with a loaded uppercut to the jaw, however Referee Jack Kruger saw the infraction and immediately called for the DQ at 3:18.
2. The Mighty Hercules (w/ 10 Feet of Chain & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan) over Salvatore Bellomo via Count Out at 2:07. Salvatore was pumped up by the crowd’s enthusiastic reception and carried the fight to Hercules in the opening moments, however he took a nasty spill to the floor after being back dropped over the top rope on a wild charge. Bellomo tried to shake out the cobwebs, but it was not in time to make Referee Dick Woehrle’s ten count.
3. Tito Santana defeated Moondog Spot (w/ fellow Moondog Rex) at 7:22. Spotty had a lot of illegal help from his partner to make things interesting. Rex got a little sloppy with his interference, however, and accidentally clonked Spot in the noggin with one of the Moondog’s nasty old bones. Spotty stumbled around the ring and was leveled by Tito’s Flying Forearm for the winning pinfall.
4. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s personal bodyguard “Ace” Cowboy Bob Orton Jr. came out on top in his bout with “Leaping” Lanny Poffo. The high-flying Poffo dazzled spectators with his repertoire of high flying theatrics, but may have gone to the well once too often. Leaping Lanny was climbing his way up to the top rope in the corner when he was caught off at the pass by Orton. Ace delivered his patented Superplex to put Poffo away at 5:40.
5. There was no winner in the contest pitting the Junk Yard Dog against “The Natural” Butch Reed (w/ Unnatural Blonde Hair and “The Doctor of Style” Slick). This match ended on the floor where both competitors took turns pummeling one another with various objects found around ringside. JYD took the battle into the crowd sending spectators scurrying in every direction. Referee Dick Woehrle counted both men out at 5:53.
6. The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Raymond & Jacques) WWF Tag Team Tournament Match against the Funk Brothers (Hoss & Terry) ended in a Double Disqualification Free-For-All at 6:18. Referee Joey Marella lost control of this one and called for the bell when his repeated attempts to restore some semblance of order in the ring were ignored. The two teams will meet again next week to determine a winner.
7. In the Main Event, Sergeant Slaughter beat the Iron Sheik in a Steel Cage Match at 12:51. The Sarge was dominating this match in convincing fashion until Nikolai Volkoff ran down to ringside and threw the Iron Sheik’s tunic over the cage wall and into the ring for his Iranian partner to use. The Iron Sheik immediately began choking out Slaughter with the garment and thought that he had sufficiently weakened the Sarge enough to climb out of the cage. Slaughter was able to get to his feet, though, and shook the ropes causing his adversary to fall and crotch himself on the way down. The Sarge then added a Slaughter Cannon (Flying Clothesline off the 2nd Rope) as the Iron Sheik was struggling to get back to his feet. Slaughter was then able to escape through the cage door to victory.
World Class Results (Circa Mid 80’s) – Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock, TX. Att: 2,151.
Commentators : Bill Mercer & “Playboy” Gary Hart
Ring Announcer: Doyle King
Referees: Marvin Jones, Fred Sinclair & Bronco Lubich
1.What goes around comes around for “Cowboy” John Mantel who returned to World Class from a brief hiatus in dubious fashion. His shenanigans behind the referee’s back last week in Dallas enabled Kelly Kiniski to pin Jose Lothario at the Sportatorium. In tonight’s opening contest, Mantel was perched atop the turnbuckle and ready to deliver what he hoped would be the finishing touch on opponent Roberto Soto when Lothario raced down the aisle and gave him a shove from behind. Mantel crotched himself on the top rope and crumpled to the canvas where he was pinned by Soto at 8:24.
2. Steve Simpson (w/ Brother Shaun Simpson) and Tommy Lane (w/ Rock & Roll RPM Partner Mike Davis) were both DQ’d by Referee Fred Sinclair at 5:40. The respective corner men quickly became the story of this bout. Fed up with Mike Davis’ cheap shots and frequent interference, Shaun Simpson chased the troublemaker into the ring where all four men became engaged in a Pier 6 Brawl. Unable to restore order, Sinclair had no choice but to call for the bell and disqualify both participants for the outside interference. The RPM’s then issued a challenge to the Simpsons with Steve & Shaun agreeing to face them next week in a tag contest.
3. Dressed in ceremonial war paint and headdress, Chief Mark Youngblood made a spectacular entrance to earn bonus points in his match with “Crippler” Rip Oliver. It should also be noted that Oliver boosted his points total by rolling on his Cheating modifier. In addition, the Crippler received a helping hand from his shady manager Jim Cornette who put his trusty tennis racquet to good use. Cornette waited for the opportune moment to strike and stunned the Chief with a smash from behind while Oliver held Referee Bronco Lubich’s attention. Youngblood staggered right into a Shoulderbreaker to give Oliver the pinfall at 6:38.
4. Black Bart (w/ “BB” Branding Iron) over “Master G” George Wells at 5:34. Outside Interference once more came into play to alter the outcome of this contest. Rip Oliver stuck around for a post-match interview with Bill Mercer and got into a heated confrontation with Wells OOR. After a brief shoving match, it appeared as though cooler heads would prevail until the Crippler suddenly decked Wells with Black Bart’s branding iron. Referee Marvin Jones was busy sending Bart to a neutral corner to allow Wells to re-enter the ring. Oblivious to Oliver’s actions, the official then put the ten count on the KO’d Wells and awarded the match to Bart.
5. Texas Tag Team Title Match. “Mad Dog” Buzz Sawyer & “Maniac” Matt Borne successfully defended their titles with a Count Out victory over their challengers Brad & Bart Batten at 6:27. Borne & Sawyer can thank their manager Percy Pringle III for this victory. Percy was a constant source of irritation for the Batten Twins right from the onset. It was just a matter of time until one of the brothers lost their composure and took after Pringle to give him his comeuppance. Bart Batten did just that and chased the manager back up the aisle and to the dressing room. Unfortunately for the Battens, Bart was the legal man at the time for his team and was counted out by Referee Fred Sinclair.
6. Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Kevin Von Erich were both counted out in the Main Event at 18:32. This one ended up in the concession area with patrons scattering in every direction to avoid the melee. Stands were overturned and vendors scrambled to save their wares from the grapplers’ whirlwind of destruction. Several wrestlers ran in from the back to finally separate the combatants.
World Class Results (Circa Mid 80’s) – North Side Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX. Capacity: 3,630.
Commentators: Dan Coates & Johnny Weaver
Ring Announcer: Sunshine
Referees: David Manning, Dick Raines & “Reliable” Ralph Pulley
1.”Private” Terry Daniels was warmly received as he came down the aisle waving Old Glory to face “Lone Star” Rusty Brooks in our opening contest. Daniels took a nasty spill in this bout after being tossed by his opponent OOR, but still managed to elude a wild charge that sent Brooks barreling into the ring post. Both men were hurting and unable to make Referee David Manning’s ten count. The time of the match was 8:15.
2. Skip Young (who sometimes wrestles as the masked Sweet Brown Sugar) defeated Kelly Kiniski at 8:01. Young was able to thwart Kiniski’s sneak attack during Sunshine’s match introductions to get the early jump in this contest. Skip leap frogged over a Back Body Drop attempt and rebounded off the ropes with a Flying Tackle to put Kiniski away for the three count.
3. “Cowboy” John Mantel over Jose Lothario via Count Out in a Grudge Match at 4:46. Despite being the Face in this bout, Lothario heard a smattering of boos from a rowdy contingent of students from nearby Wade College. That seemed to set the tone for what was to come. Playing possum against the ropes and feigning an injury, Mantel ducked Lothario’s Flying Cross Body attempt sending Jose sailing out of the ring and crashing to the floor below. Lothario gamely tried to drag himself back inside the ring, but it was not in time to make Referee Ralph Pulley’s ten count.
4. “Master G” George Wells gained some measure of revenge when he defeated “Crippler” Rip Oliver (w/ Manager Jim Cornette) at 6:25. World Class Wrestling fans might recall that Oliver had cost Wells a count out loss to Black Bart last week in Lubbock with a Branding Iron smash during a confrontation OOR. Things were looking good for the Crippler when Cornette snuck his tennis racquet into the ring for Oliver to use and then proceeded to distract Referee David Manning. Wells alertly caught his foe with a kick to the midsection causing Oliver to drop the weapon before he could wield it. Master G quickly snatched up the racquet and bopped his opponent in the noggin with it. David Manning finally turned around to discover Wells making the cover on the KO’d Crippler and counted the 1-2-3.
5. Former Texas Tag Team Champions Steve & Shaun Simpson came out on top after the Rock & Roll RPMs (Tommy Lane & Mike Davis) challenged them to a bout last week. Shaun Simpson pinned Davis with a Diving Cross Body Press from the top rope after the RPMs were whipped into one another from opposite corners of the ring. Tommy Lane argued that Steve Simpson was the legal man for his team at the time of the fall but Referee Dick Raines would hear none of it. The time of the match was 6:38.
6. “The Handsome Half Breed from Highland Park” Gino Hernandez (w/ Nicola Roberts) over Mike Von Erich at 11:02. Hernandez racked up the Heel points by berating Ring Announcer Sunshine before the bell. Nicola enjoyed the slander very much until Sunshine responded with a loud slap across Gino’s face. Sunshine then chased Nicola back to the dressing room leaving Hernandez to fend for himself. Gino struggled mightily without his valet, but caught Von Erich with a Low Blow mule kick between the wickets to score the winning pinfall.
7. In the Main Event, the Great Kabuki defeated Al Madril by dubious means in a Steel Cage Match at 17:28. This one was not for the feint of heart. Embroiled in a bitter feud over the past several months, both men used the walls of the cage to viciously batter one another. Kabuki was finally able to escape after locking Madril’s arms in the ropes and spraying him in the face with his mysterious Green Mist. Al managed to free himself from his confines, but stumbled blindly around the ring in search of his adversary while Kabuki climbed out of the cage to victory.
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: Bronco Lubich, Marvin Jones & Rick Hazzard
1. Koko Ware beat “Golden Boy” Chick Donovan in our opening contest. Koko drew lots of heat in Dallas and was pelted with debris as he pranced down the aisle with his Pretty Young Things tag team partner Norvell Austin for the match introductions. Austin would make his presence felt by reaching into the ring and pulling Donovan’s leg out from under him. Chick was greeted with a Missile Drop Kick from Ware as he tried to get back to his feet leading to the pinfall at 3:39.
2. Billy Jack Haynes made quick work of Mike “Hammer” Reed. Billy Jack needed only 1:42 to make Reed submit to his grueling Full Nelson. This came on the heels of a pre-match interview in which the Hammer boldy predicted that he would defeat Haynes this evening. So much for that.
3. Sunshine beat arch rival and nemesis Nicola Roberts (w/ Gentleman Chis Adams) via Count Out at 8:02. Nicola tried to make the most of Chris Adams’ presence by taking the action to the floor. The strategy backfired big time, however, when Sunshine ducked to avoid Adams’ trademark Superkick leaving Roberts to take the full force of the blow instead. Nicola could not shake out the cobwebs in time to make Referee Rick Hazzard’s ten count.
4. The popular Iceman King Parsons beat “Maniac” Matt Borne (w/ Percy Pringle III & “Mad Dog” Buzz Sawyer) at 10:20. Texas Tag Team Champions Sawyer & Borne usually work as a cohesive unit together, but that was not the case tonight. Sawyer wrapped a dog chain around his fist and errantly clocked his own partner with it. The dazed Borne staggered right into Parson’s Rumper Stumper finisher (Flying Butt Bump) for the three count.
5. “Latin Heartthrob” Al Perez was overpowered in his bout with “Mr. U.S.A.” Tony Atlas. Perez, who is more finesse than muscle, made the mistake of trying to match strength with Atlas. The Latin Heartthrob was military pressed over Tony’s head before receiving a ring-shaking Body Slam. Mr. U.S.A. then added a Running Splash to put Perez away for the 1-2-3 at 7:09.
6. Texas TV Title Match. Champion Brian Adias successfully defended his crown against Crusher Yurkoff (aka Bam Bam Bigelow). The turning point of this match came when Adias reversed a head smash to an exposed turnbuckle that Yurkoff’s manager “Playboy” Gary Hart had removed the padding from earlier in the action. Crusher was busted open with a gash to the forehead and bled profusely. Referee Rick Hazzard deemed the challenger unable to continue at 6:40 and awarded the match to Adias.
7. Fifteen minutes was not enough time to determine a winner in tonight’s tag team Main Event pitting Kevin & Mike Von Erich against “Gentleman” Chris Adams & Jake “The Snake” Roberts. As always, the Von Erichs were showered with hugs and kisses from the ladies as they made their entrance at the Sportatorium. Mike and Kevin’s points total was subsequently bolstered by the display of affection to give them an edge. Both Roberts and Adams were caught in the famous Von Erich Claw Hold by their foes as the bell rang prompting the spectators to believe that the heels had, in fact, submitted. A chorus of boos was heard when Ring Announcer Marc Lowrance informed them that the time limit had expired with Referee Bronco Lubich officially declaring the bout a Draw.
World Class Results (Circa Mid 80's) - Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX. Att: 2,933.
Commentators: Bill Mercer & General Skandor Akbar
Ring Announcer: Doyle King
Referees: David Manning, Jim Korderas & Danny Pleches
1.Killer Tim Brooks (w/ “Lone Star” Rusty Brooks) over Tommy Montana in our opening contest at 4:46. Montana was fired up after receiving a nice hand during Doyle King’s match introductions but the good karma did not last long. Brooks took the youngster to school and dominated the action from start to finish. The Killer capitalized on a distraction by his tag team partner Rusty Brooks to deck his opponent with a chain smash before finishing Tommy off with a Leg Drop off the 2nd rope.
2. “Cowboy” Scott Casey defeated “Maniac” Mike Davis at 4:25. Davis was seconded by his RPM tag team partner Tommy Lane, but Casey would end up reaping the benefits of that situation. Lane attempted to toss a handful of powder into the Cowboy’s eyes but ended up blinding Davis with it instead. Mike staggered around the ring trying to clear his vision and was planted with a Bulldog from behind for the pinfall.
3. “Crippler” Rip Oliver (w/ Jim Cornette) put away Bart Batten at 3:45. An excellent tag team wrestler with his twin brother Brad, Batten was clearly out of his element in singles competition. Oliver stunned his adversary with a taped thumb jab to the throat and quickly followed up with a Shoulderbreaker to gain the victory.
4. Although they were suppose to be the heels, “Cowboy” John Mantel and his partner Kelly Kiniski were cheered by a contingent of cheeky students from nearby Texas Wesleyan University as they made their way down the aisle to take on Jose Lothario and “Private” Terry Daniels. The turning point of this tag contest came when Lothario was able to reverse a forehead smash with Mantel’s loaded Saddlebag in the corner and pin the dazed Cowboy at 9:45.
5. Steve Simpson (w/ Shaun Simpson) bested “The Handsome Half-Breed from Highland Park” Gino Hernandez (w/ valet Nicola Roberts) in what was by far the match of the night. Hernandez can wrestle with the best of them when he feels so inclined and matched his opponent hold for hold in a surprisingly scientific contest. This see-saw affair looked like it would be decided by Gino’s Knee Drop from the top rope, however Simpson managed to get a foot on the ropes in the nick of time to spoil the pin. Hernandez then went back up top but missed on another high risk leap. Simpson’s subsequent pin attempt looked like it would be foiled when Gino put his foot on the bottom rope, however Referee Jim Korderas did not see it and counted the pin anyway. Hernandez and Nicola argued with the official after the bell but their protest fell on deaf ears. Gino tossed Korderas over the top rope and stormed out of the ring. The time of the fall was 10:18.
6. “Mongolian Monster” Killer Khan (w/ “Playboy” Gary Hart) over Al Madril at 11:54. Khan drew a ton of heat and was doused with a cup of beer by an overzealous fan while on his way to the ring for the match introductions. While the incident may have brought Khan a nice bonus of heel points, it would be his manager’s meddling that would ultimately help decide the contest in his favor. After getting in several cheap shots earlier in the contest, Gary Hart was finally caught red-handed on the apron and knocked to the floor by a Madril haymaker. The devious manager took a bad spill, but his clubberin’ allowed Khan to sneak up from behind and catch Madril in a surprise roll up for the winning three count.
7. “Ravishing” Rick Rude (w/ Percy Pringle III) defeated Kevin Von Erich in the Main Event. Rude took control of this bout before the bell had even sounded with a Double Axe Handle to his opponent’s back while Von Erich was handing his ring jacket down to an attendant. The Ravishing One was at his dirtiest, however, in the bout’s waning moments when he was on his knees and in the grip of Kevin’s Iron Claw Hold. A desperate Percy Pringle distracted Referee David Manning allowing Rude to hit a Low Blow on his adversary. The doubled-over Von Erich was then cradled in a Small Package for the tainted pinfall at 18:40.
Jim Crockett Promotions’ NWA Mid-Atlantic Results (Circa Mid 80's) – Cumberland Country Memorial Arena, Fayetteville NC.
Commentators: Bob Caudle & Les Thatcher
Ring Announcer: Ted Guinness
Referees: Tommy Young, Ron West & Nick Patrick
1. The Italian Stallion kicked things off this evening with a victory over veteran Doug Vines at 3:09. Vines drew big time heat for flipping off the fans after being introduced by Ring Announcer Ted Guinness. His preoccupation with the crowd would cost him dearly in the end, however. Doug was in the process of climbing up to the top rope to attempt a high risk manuever when he began jawing with some hecklers at ringside. The delay allowed Stallion to roll out of the way and avoid Vines’ leaping splash from the turnbuckle. Doug staggered to his feet and was finished off with a Powerslam soon after.
Bob Caudle then conducted an impromptu interview with “No. 1” Paul Jones at ringside. The shady manager revealed that he had a surprise instore for everyone this evening but would not elaborate further. Caudle asked if the “surprise” had anything to do with the Barbarian who is a member of Paul Jones Army and has an upcoming match against Ronnie Garvin later on tonight’s card. Jones gave a sinister smile and said “maybe …… and maybe not.”
2. “Gorgeous” George South used some chicanery to pin “Downtown” Denny Brown at 7:05. Brown was fired up for this contest after receiving a nice ovation during the match introductions. Denny rode the wave of support and dominated the brunt of the action against his wily foe. Brown caught the Gorgeous One with a Slingshot Sunset Flip into the ring from the apron, however South held onto the top rope to maintain his balance and used the extra leverage to gain the pinfall.
3. Sean Royal of the New Breed (w/ Chris Champion) over Lazor Tron (a masked Hector Guerrero) via Count Out at 11:09. This highly competitive and evenly-matched cruiserweight contest was ultimately spoiled by Chris Champion’s interference. Lazor Tron appeared to be going for a Flying Cross Body Press when Champion pulled the top rope down thereby causing the masked man to sail out of the ring and crash hard to the floor below. Referee Nick Patrick, who was bumped to the canvas during the action, completely missed Champion’s dirty deed. Lazor Tron was too badly injured from the spill to make Patrick’s subsequent ten count. After the bell, the New Breed’s post-match celebration in the ring ended abruptly when Road Warrior Animal raced in and leveled both men with a Double Running Clothesline as the crowd roared in approval.
4. Thunderfoots 1 & II upset the NWA World Tag Team Champion Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) in a non-title bout at 7:57. Paul Jones’ “surprise” was revealed to one and all when he accompanied the masked men to the ring and presented them as the latest additions to his stable of heels. The devious manager paid his new team immediate dividends by hitting Robert Gibson between the wickets with his walking stick while Referee Tommy Young’s attention was diverted. The Low Blow enabled Thunderfoot #1 to put Gibson’s shoulders to the mat for the three count. Jones then demanded that the Rock & Roll Express put their belts on the line in a title match against the Thunderfoots for the NWA Tag Team Championship next week. Morton & Gibson were more than happy to oblige and said that they would be “anxiously counting down the minutes” until they could get their hands on Jones’ men once more.
5. The Barbarian (w/ “No. 1” Paul Jones) over “Hands of Stone” Ronnie Garvin by DQ at 7:15. Paul Jones' cane once more came into play at the conclusion of a bout. A missed Diving Head Butt from the top rope spelled certain trouble for the Barbarian. Garvin then pranced around the ring with his fist raised and petitioned to the fans that it was time for his famous KO Punch finisher. With the fans imploring Rugged Ronnie to unleash the “Hands of Stone”, a desperate Paul Jones tossed his walking stick into the ring for his man to use. Garvin got to the cane first, however, and threatened to haul off and smack the Barbarian with it. Referee Ron West, who was toppled to the canvas moments earlier, shook out the cobwebs and disqualified Garvin when he caught him holding the weapon.
6. Chief Wahoo McDaniel beat “Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff (w/ Krusher Khruschev) at 10:03. Would you believe that Koloff offered Wahoo a handshake to start things off ? The Russian Bear got a boot to the midsection for his trouble followed by a loud reverse chop to the chest. Perhaps that was a sign of things to come because it was certainly not Koloff’s night. Khruschev tried to help his comrade out by bashing McDaniel with his Russian Flag but ended up errantly clobbering Ivan with it instead leading to the winning pinfall.
7. Despite being in his native North Carolina, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair was booed vociferously as he defended the NWA World Championship against “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes in tonight’s Main Event. It would not be a Flair match without the Nature Boy being tossed off the top rope, the Fargo Strut, Flair flopping face first to the mat, a dozen or so loud reverse chops to the Dream’s chest, and the Champ flipping over the turnbuckle on a hard corner whip. We even had Dusty reversing the Nature Boy’s Figure Four Leglock at one point. In the end, it would be Flair’s fellow Horseman Arn Anderson who would make the difference. Arn planted Dusty with a DDT on the floor while the Champ kept Referee Tommy Young occupied. Rhodes was too badly dazed to answer the official’s subsequent ten count. Your winner via Count Out at 24:20 and still NWA World Champion – “Nature Boy” Ric Flair !
Announcers: Tony Schiavone & David Crockett
Ring Announcer: Carl Murnick
Referees: Sonny Fargo, Juan Sebastian & Stu Schwartz
1.”Wild” Bill White beat Rocky King in our opening contest at 3:57. Not only did Wild Bill earn a nice bonus for cutting an excellent promo with Tony Schiavone prior to the match, but he also scored additional points for rolling on his Cheating Modifier. That double whammy proved to be far too much for King to overcome. White pulled a hidden foreign object from his tights and KO’d Rocky with a loaded haymaker to gain the pinfall.
2. “Superstar” Bill Dundee defeated Randy Barber in his NWA Mid-Atlantic debut at 2:41. Dundee got a huge ovation during his entrance and signed autographs for the fans as he made his way down to ringside. The Superstar may have given up some size to his opponent, but dominated this bout from start to finish. Barber was dazed by a Flying Tackle off the ropes before going nighty-night in Dundee’s Sleeperhold.
3. Ole Anderson of the Four Horsemen over “Avalanche” Buzz Tyler via Count Out at 12:06. Ole got off to a fast start with a sneak attack from behind while Tyler was handing his ring jacket down to an attendant and continued to dish out the punishment once the action moved to the floor. Buzz managed to reverse a whip into the barricade railing, but ended up in the second row of spectators after Anderson side-stepped his subsequent charge. Tyler could not get himself back inside the ring in time to make Referee Stu Schwartz’ ten count.
4. “The Boogie-Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant pinned Krusher Khruschev (w/ Ivan Koloff) at 8:17. Khruschev grabbed the house mic after Carl Murnick’s match introductions and went on a rant against the United States. The fans were more than happy to hear his tirade be drowned out by the Boogie Man’s “Boy from New York City” entrance music. Once the bout got under way, Khruschev struggled mightily against the unorthodox Valiant; so much so that Koloff tried to lend a hand but sliding a folding chair into the ring for his comrade to use, but even that strategy backfired. Krusher sustained a DDT onto the chair from Valiant leading to the three count.
5. The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) successfully defended their NWA Tag Team Titles with a victory over the masked Thunderfoots I & II (w/ “No. 1” Paul Jones). Jones thought that he had saved his team from a certain pin by clobbering Referee Juan Sebastian from behind with his cane after Morton and Gibson combined for their Double Drop Kick finisher on Thunderfoot II. Chaos ensued with all four men battling it out in the ring as Referee Stu Schwartz raced in to attend to the KO’d Sebastian. Robert Gibson managed to cradle Thunderfoot II in a Small Package amidst the mayhem with Schwartz then counting the pin at10:39. Jones was beside himself with rage and protested the decision vehemently but to no avail. The Rock & Roll Express retain the NWA Tag Team Championship ! (The victory was all the sweeter for the Express considering that it was a Low Blow by Jones that led to the Thunderfoot #1 pinning Gibson last week in Fayetteville, NC to precipitate this title match.)
6. Blackjack Mulligan defeated “Cowboy” Ron Bass (w/ J.J. Dillon) in a Texas Death Match. This one was not for the faint of heart as both men, dressed in street clothes, pummelled one another with whatever objects they could get their hands on. Bass suffered a deep laceration after Blackjack removed one of his cowboy boots and bashed him in the forehead with it. Bass bled so severely from the gash that Referee Sonny Fargo deemed him unable to continue and awarded the match to Mulligan at 12:23.
7. Magnum T.A. over Abdullah the Butcher (w/ “No.1” Paul Jones) in the Main Event at 12:20. As always, the Butcher did not perform anything that even remotely resembled a wrestling hold. Abdullah used several foreign objects over the course of this bout including a tongue depressor, a pencil and his manager’s walking stick, yet he was never caught in the act by Referee Stu Schwartz. Magnum endured the endless barrage of weapons and somehow managed to lift his 360lb adversary just enough in the process to deliver his trademark Belly to Belly Suplex finisher for the victory.
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Announcers: Jeremy Borash & Mr. Anderson
Ring Announcer: Christy Hemme
Referees: Earl Hebner, Brian Hebner & Brian Stiffler
1. The focus of our first match was suppose to be on the Knockouts' contest pitting the Alpha Female against Veda Scott, however, Chris Sabin, who was in Alpha's corner, used the opportunity to plug his own credentials. Apparently Tigre Uno heard enough and cleared the ring of Sabin with a Drop Kick from behind much to the delight of the fans. Sabin was seething and chased Uno to the back. In the meantime, neither Scott not her opponent were able to gain the upper hand on one another. Both ladies were KO'd in a mid-ring collision and unable to get to their feet in time to make Earl Hebner's ten count. The time of the match was 6:19.
2. The bizarre Willow (w/ Black & White Umbrella) brought the fans to their feet with a rather dramatic entrance to rack up some serious bonus points. His opponent Jay Bradley could muster little in the way of competition. Bradley was flattened by the Twist of Fate and finished off with a Swanton Bomb (Senton Splash) moments later. The time of the fall was 4:36.
3. Tigre Uno returned to the ring to face Sonjay Dutt in a fast-paced X Division Contest. Unfortunately for Tigre, Chris Sabin also returned to ringside seeking some payback for their tussle earlier in the program. Uno managed to land his Saber Tooth (450) Splash from the top rope on Dutt, however Sabin ran in and attacked Tigre before Referee Brian Stiffler could count the pin. Uno was awarded the win by way of disqualification at 6:53, but he was pummeled by his antagonist and left laying in the ring after an All Hail Sabin (Sit Out Piledriver).
4. TNA's loudmouth Director of Operations M.V.P. came out and cut a brilliant promo lauding his team of Bobby Lashley & Kenny King. M.V.P. said that they would make an example of their opponents Ink, Inc. (Shannon Moore & Jesse Neal) whom he referred to as "a couple of clowns". While M.V.P.'s rant earned his team valuable points, it also served to fire up Neal and Moore. Ink, Inc. took the fight to their opponents prompting M.V.P. to sneak in with microphone shots to both men. As if to emphasize his point, M.V.P. then delivered a devastating Drive By kick to the already dazed Neal. The DQ victory was little consolation for the battered and bruised Ink, Inc. The time of the match was 6:45.
5. Dixie Carter's spoiled nephew EC3 (Ethan Carter III) drew some heat for tearing up an autograph seeker's program while on his way to the ring to face Gunner. As she so often does, Dixie sent her little toadie Rockstar Spud down to ringside to "make sure things go right". Well, Spud had the best of intentions when he tried to slip EC3 a roll of quarters for a loaded punch, but Gunner seized the moment by rolling up Carter from behind for the winning three count during the exchange. The time of the pin was 8:38.
6. The off again - on again shaky alliance of "It Factor" Bobby Roode and fellow egomaniac and self-professed "Greatest Man Who Ever Lived" Austin Aries manifested itself once more in tonight's Main Event as Roode took on the "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe. Aries, who had joined the announcers' table to add guest commentary, took off his head set and interjected himself into the proceedings after Joe had been tossed OOR. While Roode diverted Referee Brian Stiffler's attention, Aries snuck up from behind and delivered a loud chair shot that resulted in the Samoan Submachine Machine being counted out at 10:43.
Announcers: "The Professor" Mike Tenay & Dixie Carter
Ring Announcer: Jeremy Borash
Referees: Mike Posey, Scott James & Brian Hebner
1. High Flying speedster Tigre Uno had a rough go of it against Dixie Carter's little toadie Rockstar Spud. Dixie sent her spoiled nephew EC3 (Ethan Carter III) down to ringside to serve as a distraction for Referee Mike Posey allowing Rhino to sneak into the ring and flatten Tigre with the Gore (Running Spear). Spud arrogantly draped himself over his fallen foe for the easy three count at 5:45.
2. Brittany over Taryn Terrell in a Knockouts' match at 5:12. Terrell missed a high risk leap and appeared to legitimately twist an ankle in the process. Taryn tried to walk off the injury but was cradled in a Small Package by Brittany while she hobbled around the ring.
3. Chris Sabin (w/ The Alpha Female) over Frankie Kazarian via Count Out at 7:26. This bout ended up as a slugfest on the floor with Sabin's valet asserting herself to alter the outcome. Kazarian was brought to his knees with a low blow from behind by the Alpha Female and then caught a quick Drop Kick to the mush by Sabin. Referee Brian Hebner's ten count ran out as Kazarian struggled to get back to his feet.
4. "King of the Night" Kenny King also got some outside help in his victory over "Showtime" Eric Young (w/ O.D.B.). Young dominated the proceedings and was perched on the top rope ready to deliver his Diving Elbow Drop finisher when TNA Director of Operations M.V.P. and Bobby Lashley came down to ringside to stir up some trouble. The two immediately got into a confrontation with O.D.B. on the floor prompting EY to bail from the ring and come to his wife's defense. Young lost track of Referee Mike Posey's count during the ensuing mayhem and was counted out at 7:42.
5. TNA Tag Team Championship Match. Wes Brisco & Garett Bischoff resorted to some desperate measures in order to retain their belts against their challengers the Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards). Bischoff was on the verge of tapping out to Davey Richards' 14:59 Keylock submission hold when Brisco snuck into the ring with a biker chain and leveled Richards with a loaded punch behind Referee Scott James' back. Brisco then draped his partner on top of the KO'd Richards and rolled out of the ring just before James turned around to count the pinfall at 9:02. Bischoff & Brisco retain the TNA Tag Team Titles.
6. "Cowboy" James Storm beat "The Monster" Abyss in the Main Event at 11:43. All heck broke loose after Referee Brian Hebner was sent crashing to the canvas following a collision with the two grapplers. Abyss was the first man to his feet and was reaching for "Janice" (a baseball bat with nails) in the corner when he was hit over the head from behind with a beer bottle by Storm. Hebner finally shook out the cobwebs to find the Cowboy covering Abyss and counted the pin.
WWF Results (Circa Late 80's) - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN. Att: 11,814.
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes
Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel
Referees: John Benello & Mike Chioda
1. The Mountie (w/ Shock Stick & Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart) defeated "Super" Mario Mancini with the Carotid Control Technique (Sleeper Hold) at 5:04.
2. Jake "The Snake" Roberts (w/ Damien) finished off the Brooklyn Brawler with the DDT at 3:15. The Brawler quickly bailed from the ring as Jake was reaching for the burlap sack with Damien the python.
3. "Adorable" Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart) and Koko B. Ware (w/ Franky the macaw) were both counted out by Referee John Benello at 7:04 as they battled around ringside.
4. "The Natural" Butch Reed (w/ "unnatural" blonde hair and "The Doctor of Style" Slick) over Billy Jack Haynes by DQ at 10:17. Slick tried to sneak his walking stick into the ring for Reed to use but Billy Jack got his hands on it first. Referee Mike Chioda caught Haynes swinging the weapon at Reed and signaled for the bell.
5. Mr. Fuji's Orient Express (Pat Tanaka & Kato) defeated the Islanders (Tama & Haku) at 8:06. The devious Mr. Fuji threw a handful of ceremonial salt into Haku's eyes behind Referee John Benello's back. Tanaka then cradled the blinded Haku for the pinfall.
6. "The Model" Rick Martel (w/ "Arrogance" Cologne spray) and Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake (w/ colorful hedge clippers) were DQ'd by Mike Chioda when both men threw the referee OOR and slugged it out toe-to-toe.
7. Intercontinental Tournament Finals. "Macho Man" Randy Savage (w/ "Pomp & Circumstance" entrance music and Miss Elizabeth) was counted out against the Honky Tonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart & Peggy Sue) at 17:08 by Referee John Benello. The petite Miss Elizabeth got into a tiff with Peggy Sue OOR which drew the attention of the Macho Man. Savage abandon the ring and rushed to his valet's defense but Elizabeth more than held her own as she slapped Peggy Sue across the face. In the meantime, Benello's count reached ten and he awarded both the match and the Intercontinental Title to the Honky Tonk Man.
WWF Results (Circa Late 80's) - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY. Att: 11,880.
Announcers: Sean Mooney & Lord Alfred Hayes
Ring Announcer: Mike McGuirk
Referees: Nick Kozak & John Benello
1. "Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich made short work of "Terrible" Terry Gibbs. Kerry used the Tornado (Discus) Punch to put away Gibbs at 2:09.
2. "The Genius" Lanny Poffo (w/ cap & gown and corny poem) over Jim Powers with the Honor Roll (Senton Splash off the top rope) at 6:19.
3. "The Rocket" Owen Hart survived a pre-match sneak attack to defeat referee-turned-wrestler "Dangerous" Danny Davis (w/ Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart) with a Sunset Flip into the ring from the apron. Davis had grabbed onto the top rope to steady himself but Referee John Benello kicked his hand off allowing Hart to get him over for the pin. A furious Danny Davis had some choice words for his former colleague Benello after the match.
4. Haku over the man from the Everglades, Skinner (w/ nasty tobacco juice) at 8:42. Haku reversed a smash to the head with the mysterious pouch that Skinner brings to ringside to score the pinfall. It is rumored that the bag contains alligator teeth among other things.
5. The tag team match between the Bushwhackers (Butch Miller & Cousin Luke Williams) and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan's Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) was ruled a "No Contest" at 8:09. In an unusual ending, "Dangerous" Danny Davis returned to ringside, jumped into the ring and laid out Referee John Benello with a chair shot from behind. Davis then put the boots to Benello until WWF officials entered the ring to subdue him. Benello had to be carried to the back for medical attention. Nick Kozak will officiate the balance of the card. Sean Mooney and Lord Alfred Hayes speculated over what disciplinary action WWF President Jack Tunney will take against Davis for his actions.
6. "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig (w/ Bobby Heenan) over Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat via Count Out at 11:32. With both men battling on the floor, Mr. Perfect caught the Dragon with a low blow mule kick between the wickets. Steamboat could not recover in time to beat Referee Nick Kozak's count.
7. The Ultimate Warrior (w/ chest-pounding, rope-shaking entrance) beat "The African Dream" Akeem (w/ funky dance steps and "The Doctor of Style" Slick) at 10:04. Slick's attempt to interfere was thwarted in a big way as the Ultimate Warrior sent Akeem barreling into him and knocking "The Doctor of Style" off the apron. Akeem stumbled backwards from the force of the collision and was rolled up from behind by the Warrior for the pin.
WWF Results (Circa Late 80's) - Broome County Arena, Binghampton, NY. Att: 6,760.
Announcers: Vince McMahon Jr. & Jesse "The Body" Ventura
Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel
Referees: Dave Hebner & Tim White
1. Koko B. Ware (w/ pet Macaw Franky) over Dusty Wolfe by DQ at 2:48. Wolfe got into a heated exchange with Referee Dave Hebner over an alleged fast count following a high Flying Drop Kick to the mush by Koko. It seemed that cooler heads would prevail and the match would resume until Wolfe suddenly grabbed Hebner by the shirt and threw him out of the ring. Koko Ware had seen enough and gave Dusty the Ghostbuster (Brainbuster) much to the delight of the fans. The dazed Hebner informed Howard Finkel of the disqualification before seeking medical attention in the back.
2. Canadian Strongman Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) defeated S.D. "Special Delivery" Jones by Count Out at 5:17. Bravo tossed Jones OOR and distracted Referee Tim White while Frenchy Martin snuck up from behind and bashed S.D. across the back with the Canadian flagpole. Jones could not recover in time to make the ten count.
3. Power & Glory (Hercules Hernandez & Paul Roma w/ "The Doctor of Style" Slick beat the duo of Brady Boone & Omar Atlas at 3:28. Power & Glory hit their tag team finisher (Hernandez Superplex out of one corner with Roma Diving Splash off the top rope from another corner) to pin Atlas.
4. Bad News Brown defeated Outback Jack by DQ at 10:15. With Referee Tim White knocked down in the action, Brown tried to hit Outback Jack with his own boomerang but the maneuver was reversed. Unfortunately for Jack, Tim White saw Brown get clocked with the object and called for the bell.
5. Jack "The Snake" Roberts (w/ Damian the Python) beat "The Natural" Butch Reed (w/ unnatural blonde hair and manager Slick) at 9:58. Reed decked Roberts with a haymaker and went after the burlap sack containing Damian but was intercepted by a quick boot to the midsection from Jake followed by the DDT for the pinfall. Roberts tried to thrown Damian on top of "The Natural" but Slick was able to drag Reed out of the ring in the nick of time.
6. In the Main Event, "Macho Man" Randy Savage (w/ "Pomp & Circumstance" and Miss Elizabeth) and "Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) were both counted out at 14:10. With a dazed Dibiase up against the ropes, a running Clothesline by Savage sent both men toppling over the top rope and crashing down to the floor. The Macho Man and Dibiase continued their brawl around ringside as Dave Hebner laid the ten count on them.
WWF Results (Circa Late 80's) - War Memorial, Rochester, NY. Att: 5,116.
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon & "Mean" Gene Okerlund
Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel
Referees: Dave Hebner & John Benello
1. Intercontinental Champion The Honky Tonk Man (w/ guitar and Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart) defeated "Superfly" Sivi Afi via Count Out at 4:06 in a non-title match. With Jimmy Hart up on the apron arguing with Referee Dave Hebner, the Honky Tonk Man gave Afi the Shake, Rattle & Roll as the two men battled on the floor. Afi could not make Hebner's ten count after the Swinging Neckbreaker.
2. The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel & Tom Zenk) over the tandem of Terry Gibbs & Jimmy Jack Funk (w/ branding iron and Lone Ranger Mask) at 3:20. Zenk pinned Gibbs with a Missile Drop Kick off the top rope.
3. "Outlaw" Ron Bass (w/ bullwhip "Miss Betsy" ) put away "Leaping" Lanny Poffo (w/ corny poem) with his Texas Gourdbuster (Pedigree) at 9:09.
4. "King" Harley Race (w/ purple robe, crown, scepter and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan) over Billy Jack Haynes at 11:31. The cagey veteran Race caught Haynes with a knee to the mush on a corner charge and then cradled his stunned opponent with a handful of tights for the pinfall.
5. The Hart Foundation (Bret "The Hitman" Hart & Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart w/ Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart) defeated the Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & "Jumping" Jim Brunzell) at 9:08. The Hitman caught Brunzell (at least we think it was Brunzell as he and Blair look identical while wearing the masks) with a smash to the back of the head with Jimmy Hart's megaphone as he was being whipped to the ropes. Neidhart then pounced on the KO'd Brunzell for the pin.
6. In the Main Event, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan (w/ "HO!", 2 x 4 and a big thumbs up) over King Kong Bundy (w/ Bobby "The Brain" Heenan) by DQ at 12:46. Heenan tried to smash Duggan with his own 2 x 4 but accidently hit Referee Dave Hebner with it instead. The dazed Hebner called for the bell and had to be assisted to the back.