WWF Results (Circa Early to Mid 90's) - Kiel Center, St. Louis, MO. Att: 8,892.
Announcers: Sean Mooney & Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Ring Announcer: Manny Garcia
Referees: Mike Chioda, Tim White & Bill Alphonso
(Before the action got under way, Man Mountain Rock played the National Anthem on his WWF-Shaped Electric Guitar.)
1. Max Moon (Hailing from "The Future" ) defeated Rad Radford with the Lunar Landing (Fireman's Carry Forward Roll Slam) at 3:29.
2. The Giant Gonzalez (w/ Cheesy Muscle Body Suit & Harvey Whippleman) debuted with an easy victory over Duane Gill. The 8 ft. Giant toyed with Gill before ending things with a Chokeslam at 2:08.
3. Dean Douglas from The University of Higher Learning (w/ "The Board of Education" ) over Man Mountain Rock (w/ Guitar) at 5:52. The crafty Douglas hopped up to the 2nd rope and pinned Man Mountain Rock with a Sunset Flip after Rock had missed a corner charge and crashed shoulder-first into the ring post.
4. Doink the Clown (w/ Evil Carnival Music & a Bucket of Confetti) beat the 1-2-3 Kid by Count Out at 7:46. Bobby Heenan said of Doink, "Don't let this man fool you, he can really wrestle !" and wrestle he did. The demented clown matched his opponent move for move and laughed hysterically at the Kid's mounting frustration. As is often the case in Doink's matches, the outcome of the bout was ultimately decided with some hijinks. The 1-2-3 Kid was tossed OOR where a 2nd Doink emerged from under the ring and bashed the Kid in the head with the bucket of confetti while Referee Bill Alphonso was admonishing the original Doink. The Kid was down and out for the subsequent ten count.
5. Tag Team Grudge Match. The Caribbean Connection (Razor Ramon w/ Toothpick Flick & Savio Vega) vs. Jerry "The King" Lawler & his personal dentist Dr. Isaac Yankem D.D.S. Both teams were disqualified by Referee Mike Chioda at 8:08. Chioda threw the match out when all four men ignored his repeated attempts to restore order and slugged it out in the middle of the ring.
6. Irwin R. Shyster (w/ Steel Briefcase & "Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase) defeated "Made in the U.S.A." Lex Luger at 12:33. IRS drew a ton of heat in St. Louis but it was his manager that garnered the wrath of Lex Luger. Dibiase got in several cheap shots whenever Referee Tim White's back was turned. Luger finally had enough and chased the Million Dollar Man around ringside and back to the dressing room as White laid the ten count on him.
7. WWF World Title Main Event. Champion Bret "The Hitman" Hart vs. Jeff J-A- Ha Ha - Double R - Ha Ha - E - Double T" (w/ Blinking Sunglasses, the Fargo Strut & the Roadie) for all the marbles. With Referee Mike Chioda knocked to the canvas and all heck breaking loose, the title was in serious jeopardy of changing hands when the Roadie clocked Hart with Manny Garcia's microphone, however Chioda was slow to recover and the Hitman barely managed to get a shoulder up on the pin attempt. Thinking that he had won the championship, Jarrett pranced around the ring with the WWF Belt and was rolled up from behind by the Hitman for the winning pinfall at 17:08. Bret Hart retains the WWF Title.
WWF "Action Zone" Program Results (Circa Early to Mid 90's) - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN. Att: 4,770.
Announcers: Vince McMahon Jr., Rob Bartlett & Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel
Referees: Dave Hebner, Mike Chioda & Danny Davis
1. Although he certainly didn't want to, Reno Riggins took "A Trip to the Bat Cave" (Seated Splash to the Face) courtesy of Bastion Booger at 2:40. An ugly win for an equally ugly and repulsive wrestler.
2. "Portugese Man O' War" Aldo Montoya over Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz (w/ "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" Entrance Music) at 6:02. A surprisingly exciting and competitive match (then again, anything would be an upgrade compared to what we just witnessed in Match #1). Montoya managed to escape Abe's Seventh Inning Stretch (Rear Naked Choke) with a Jawbreaker and put his stunned opponent away with a Flying Reverse Bull Dog off the 2nd rope. (Note: Schwartz is none other than Steve Lombardi with his face painted up like, yep, you guessed it - a baseball. Another gimmick from the "Mind of McMahon" to cash in on the MLB players' strike. Sheeesh.)
3. The Headshrinkers (Fatu & Samu w/ Samoan Afa) in a cakewalk over the masked Conquistadors at 5:45. Fatu pinned Conquistador #1 with a big Diving Splash off the top rope. The cameraman seemed more interested in filming Afa devouring a raw fish instead of the action inside the ring.
Heartbreak Hotel Segment with your host Shawn Michaels (and his bodyguard "Big Daddy Cool" Diesel)
HBK's guest this evening was Bam Bam Bigelow who was recently dethroned by Psycho Sid as Intercontinental Champion. Although he is a "babyface" now, Michaels is still a brat and seemed rather bored with Bigelow's tirade about wanting a rematch. HBK fussed with his hair, chewed gum and made faces at his guest as Bigelow issued a challenge to Sid. At one point, Bam Bam caught Michaels yawning and snapped, "Am I keeping you awake, Shawn ?" to which HBK retorted, "Actually, you're putting me to sleep." Big Daddy Cool had to step in to keep them separated. In a slip of the tongue, an exasperated Bigelow broke kayfabe by calling Diesel by his real name when he yelled, "Tell that little punk (Michaels) to grow up, Kevin (Nash) !" before storming off the set.
4. The "Native American" Tatanka defeated Hakushi (w/ Shinja) at 8:52. Hakushi's martial arts expertise kept his opponent off balance for a good deal of this bout until one fateful mistake turned the entire complexion of the match. Hakushi attempted to springboard himself off the 2nd rope and onto his opponent but was caught in mid air by Tatanka and reversed into the Native American's Fallaway Slam finisher. McMahon called it "The End of the Trail", Bartlett said it was "The Renegade Drop" while Heenan insisted that the move was called "The Papoose To Go". Call it what you weeeeel, as Dusty would say, the move spelled curtains for Hakushi.
5. The WWF Tag Team Champions, The Smokin' Gunns (Billy & Bart) successfully defended their titles against the Blu Brothers (Jacob & Eli w/ Uncle Zebakiah) at 9:38. Billy scored the pinfall on a staggering Eli with the Gunslinger (Swinging Side Slam) after the Blu Brothers were whipped into one another from opposite corners of the ring. The Smokin' Gunns retain the WWF Tag Titles.
6. In the Main Event, the house lights dimmed and the eerie organ music began as the Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer & Mysterious Urn) headed to the ring to face the Million Dollar Corporation's "Supreme Fighting Machine" Kama (w/ Ted Dibiase). Oblivious to pain or anything that his opponent could muster, the Undertaker was an unstoppable force tonight and put Kama away with his trademark Tombstone Piledriver at 8:54. The 'Taker mumbled "Rest in Peace" as Referee Mike Chioda applied the three count.
Announcers: Bob Caudle & Dutch Mantel
Ring Announcer: Tommy Noe
Referees: Mac MacMurray, Jerry Calhoun & Bobby Simmons
1. "Dirty" Dick Slater put a beating on "Jumping" Joey Maggs including not one but two Piledrivers before finally permitting the three count from Referee Mac MacMurray at 3:42. Slater then whipped Maggs across the back with a dog chain and nearly got himself disqualified. The Junk Yard Dog ran in to make the save and chased off Slater. JYD and Slater have been embroiled in a bitter feud all month long.
The Dog was interviewed by Bob Caudle immediately afterward. "Slater, I thought I taught you a lesson in our Dog Collar Match last week, son, but I guess you're just too stupid or stubborn to have learned anything. That's alright because there's plenty more butt whoopin' where that came from !"
2. "Gentleman" Ken Timbs (w/ his Fabulous Blonde's tag team partner "Flamboyant" Eric Embry) defeated Ric McCord at 6:16. Embry took advantage of Referee Jerry Calhoun being knocked down to the canvas and entered the ring to join Timbs in a Double Team Russian Leg Sweep on McCord. A woozy Calhoun crawled over to count the pin. McCord's tag team partner D. J. Peterson then raced in from the back to point out Embry's interference. While Peterson pleaded his case to Calhoun, he was jumped from behind by both Embry and Timbs. McCord joined the fray to help beat off the heels.
After the bout, McCord & Peterson challenged the Fabulous Blonde's to a tag match next week during a ringside interview with Bob Caudle.
3. Porkchop Cash barely pulled out a win over Norvell Austin at 7:40. Austin was in control for much of the match until a Diving Head Butt off the top rope found nothing but canvas. The dazed Austin tried to stagger back to his feet but was cradled in Small Package by Cash for the pinfall.
Bob Caudle interviewed Johnny "Crash" Rich who announced that he would be returning to action next week. Johnny received a nice ovation from the crowd and stayed behind to sign autographs for the fans after the interview. Rich was injured at the hands of Jerry Lawler and his Good Ol' Boys several weeks ago.
4. "Mr. Perfect" Jerry Stubbs relied on a loaded Knee Pad to defeat Brad Armstrong at 7:22. Stubbs had his problems with Armstrong and bailed out of the ring to regroup. As Mr. Perfect walked around ringside, he found an object lying on the floor and slipped it into his knee pad while Referee Mac MacMurray was holding Armstrong back. Upon entering the ring, Stubbs was whipped into the far corner but managed to lift a knee and catch a charging Armstrong just under the chin with the loaded pad. Mr. Perfect pounced on the dazed Armstrong for the three count.
After the bout, Stubbs was directed to a room backstage for a television interview taping. By the time Bob Caudle arrived with the camera crew, they found Stubbs laid out on the floor with a dented folding chair lying beside him.
5. "Wildcat" Wendell Cooley over Dr. Tom Prichard (w/ Jim Cornette) by DQ at 8:39. An exciting contest with both men scoring near pinfalls in a series of rolling cradles and backslides. Cornette couldn't resist getting involved and tried to give his man the edge with his trusty tennis racket but accidentally bashed Prichard with it by mistake. Cooley quickly made the cover but Cornette pulled Referee Bobby Simmons out of the ring before he could finish making the three count to draw the disqualification.
Backstage Segment. Jerry "The King" Lawler is just seething over the Stubbs' attack. Mr. Perfect is holding an ice pack to his head and trying to recount what happened to the King. "Did you see who it was ??" Lawler asks over and over but Stubbs can't identify his attacker. "It was too damn quick, Jerry !" he says shaking his head, "I don't rightly know who it was !" Lawler storms out in a rage.
6. Smoky Mountain Champion "Superstar" Bill Dundee & "Universal Heartthrob" Austin Idol defeated the Tennessee Stud Stable (Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden w/ Miss Sylvia) at 14:05 in a barn burner of a Main Event. Golden & Fuller were disqualified when an irate Jerry Lawler ran in with the chair and clobbered both Dundee and Idol. Lawler was about to give Dundee a Piledriver when Tommy "Wildfire" Rich and his cousin Johnny "Crash" Rich ran in to clear the ring of the heels. Tommy grabbed the house mic and had some choice words for the King. "Jerry Lawler, you're lookin' for the man who took out your Good Ol' Boys one by one ? Well he's right here standing in front of you holdin' this here microphone, Boy !!" Lawler had to be restrained from getting his hands on Rich as the program ended.
Smoky Mountain Results (Circa Early 90's) - Knoxville Civic Center, Knoxville, TN. Att: 5,402.
Announcers: Chip Kessler & Ron Fuller
Ring Announcer: Phil Raney
Referees: Ron Sexton, Mark Curtis & Jerry Calhoun
1. "Wildcat" Wendell Cooley employed his speed and agility to defeat Pat Rose in the opening bout at 5:32. Wendell slid under Rose's legs as he bounded off the ropes and then caught his opponent from behind in a Schoolboy Roll Up for the three count.
2. Colonel Buck Robley (w/ Suspicious Arm Brace, Jerry "The King" Lawler & a photographer from Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine (?) ) defeated Dixie Dynamite at 4:48. Jerry Lawler inexplicably entered the ring during the action to pose for a picture with a bewildered Dixie Dynamite. Once the photographer had his shot, Lawler shook Dixie's hand and then exited the ring. Dixie turned around and was knocked into the next zip code by a vicious arm brace clothesline from Robley for the pinfall. Lawler then re-entered the ring to pose for another picture with the KO'd Dixie Dynamite.
3. Former TV Champion Jerry Oates got himself back on track with a victory over the colourful "Hustler" Rip Rogers (w/ equally colourful valet Miss Brenda Britton) at 7:57. Rogers actually thought that he had won the match after catching Oates in a Bridging Back Suplex, however it was his own shoulders that were down on the mat as Referee Mark Curtis made the three count. The Hustler had only succeeded in pinning himself.
4. The Knoxville fans welcomed Johnny "Crash" Rich back to action with a loud ovation, but it was clear to everyone in the Civic Center that something was afoot when there was no referee in the ring to officiate his match against "Dirty" Dutch Mantel.
Ring Announcer Phil Raney then introduced Jerry "The King" Lawler of all people as the "Special Guest Referee". Lawler took the mic and addressed the crowd, "First off, I wish to thank all my loyal fans here in the great state of Tennessee for all their love and support. Secondly, I do have a Referee's License for the benefit of those of you who might be wondering, and lastly, I'd like to thank my good friend Jerry Calhoun for lending me his referee's shirt. Jerry had some pressing matters to attend to this evening and asked me to fill in for him seeing as how he was the official originally assigned to this match. Now let's get down to business. Johnny, Dutch... let's have us a good clean match here and may the best man win !" With that, Lawler motioned for the bell to be rung and the match was officially under way.
Jerry Lawler may very well be a legit part-time referee, but he may need to refresh himself with the Smoky Mountain Rulebook. Lawler allowed A LOT of leeway to one Mr. Dutch Mantel who bent and broke the rules at will. The match ended when Mantel applied a Hammerlock to his opponent. Lawler checked on Rich and then called for the bell. Mantel was officially announced as the winner by submission at 6:22. Rich was incredulous and had to be restrained from going after Lawler.
Chip Kessler then ran into the ring to get a word with the guest referee. "Jerry, what happened in there ?" he asked.
"It's very simple, Chip," Lawler explained, "Johnny was caught in a well-applied and excruciating Hammerlock by Dutch and I asked him if he wanted to continue. Johnny shouted "No!" so I called for the bell."
"That ain't how it happened, Lawler, and you know it !" Johnny Rich shouted. "I said "No!" because you asked me if I wanted to give up !"
Lawler shook his head and smiled as he exited the ring. His decision will apparently stand.
5. The team of D.J. Peterson & Ric McCord called out the Fabulous Blondes ("Flamboyant" Eric Embry & "Gentleman" Ken Timbs) last week and demanded this tag match after Embry interferred to help his partner defeat McCord in a singles bout. Well, Peterson & McCord may have had revenge on their minds but they ended up with the short end of the stick tonight. Timbs reached into the ring to trip Ric McCord as he was being whipped to the ropes and then held McCord's foot down for Embry to make the pin. The time of the fall was 8:49.
6. It was a case of "What goes around comes around" for "Filthy" Phil Hickerson in his match against "Universal Heartthrob" Austin Idol. Jerry Lawler accompanied Hickerson to the ring and proved to be a constant source of irritation for "The Universal Heartthrob". Nevertheless, Idol dominated the brunt of the action. The end came when Idol applied a Hammerlock on Hickerson. Johnny Rich snuck down to ringside, threw a towel in the ring and ran off. Referee Ron Sexton thought that Lawler had thrown it and immediately called for the bell. Austin Idol was declared the winner via submission at 9:21 despite the vehement protests of both Hickerson and Lawler.
Announcers: Bob Caudle & "Dirty" Dutch Mantel
Ring Announcer: Tommy Noe
Referees: Mac MacMurray, Bobby Simmons & Mark Curtis
1. "White Lightning" Tim Hoerner snuck behind his opponent and transitioned an Atomic Knee Drop into a Bridging Back Suplex to pin Dale Veasey at 4:38.
2. "Flamboyant" Eric Embry (w/ Fabulous Blondes tag team partner "Gentleman" Ken Timbs) over D.J. Peterson (w/ Ric McCord) via Count Out at 7:22. Peterson was on the receiving end of a DDT on the floor courtesy of Ken Timbs after being tossed OOR by Embry. McCord attended to his tag team partner as Referee Bobby Simmons laid on the ten count. Peterson & McCord continue to have their problems with the Fabulous Blondes.
3. The Junk Yard Dog defeated Norvell Austin by DQ at 6:26. The Dog dominated the match and was about to deliver his Big Thump Running Powerslam finisher when he was attacked from behind by bitter rival "Dirty" Dick Slater. Slater wrapped a dog chain around JYD's throat and choked him out on the mat until several wrestlers ran in from the back to chase him off.
4. Jerry "The King" Lawler, in all his regal splendor, made his Smoky Mountain debut with a victory over Porkchop Cash at 5:57. Lawler's pit bull Colonel Buck Robley reached into the ring and tripped Porkchop as he was rebounding off the ropes. Lawler followed up with the Crown Drop (Flying Fist Drop off the 2nd rope) for the three count.
5. Smoky Mountain Tag Team Title Match. Jim Cornette's Heavenly Bodies (Dr. Tom Prichard & "Sweet" Stan Lane) were unsuccessful in their bid to regain the tag team titles from the Nightmares (Ken Wayne & Danny Davis). Cornette ran into the ring wildy swinging his tennis racquet around at both members of the Nightmares when he accidently clipped Stan Lane in the back of the head with it. Davis pounced on the dazed Lane for the pinfall. The Nightmares retain the SMW Tag Team Titles.
6. Tommy "Wildfire" Rich (w/ Cousin Johnny) & Jimmy Golden (w/ "Tennessee Stud Stable" tag team partner Robert Fuller & Miss Sylvia) was officially declared a Double Disqualification by Referee Bobby Simmons at 18:42. The fans were divided on which action to watch as Johnny "Crash" Rich and Robert Fuller's brawl on the floor was every bit as exciting as the contest inside the squared circle between Wildfire and Golden. All four men eventually ended up battling in the ring with Miss Sylvia also getting in on the action with her loaded purse. Smoky Mountain Commissioner "Bullet" Bob Armstrong has ordered a tag match between the Rich Cousins and the Stud Stable for next week.
Announcers: Chip Kessler & Jim Cornette
Ring Announcer: Rich Landrum
Referees: Henry Van Loom, Jerry Calhoun & Ron Sexton
1. The colorful "Hustler" Rip Rogers (w/ Valet Miss Brenda Britton) chalked up a win over barefoot hillbilly Cousin Roscoe Junior in tonight's opening bout. Roscoe caught the pesty Brenda up on the apron by a handful of hair but received a squirt of perfume into the eyes for his trouble. Rogers cradled the blinded hillbilly from behind for the three count at 5:17.
2. "Dirty" Dutch Mantel was disqualified in his match against Robert Gibson at 7:44. Mantel was on the defensive throughout this contest and resorted to wrapping his whip "Shoo Baby" around Gibson's throat and choking him out on the mat to draw the DQ from Referee Henry Van Loom.
3. "Filthy" Phil Hickerson (w/ Jerry "The King" Lawler & Colonel Buck Robley) defeated Brad Armstrong at 5:56. Jerry Lawler struck up an amiable conversation with Jerry Calhoun and complimented the ref on his top notch officiating while Robley snuck into the ring to assist Hickerson with a Spiked Piledriver on Armstrong. Calhoun finally got his head into the game and turned around to find Hickerson making the cover. Oblivious to Robley's interference, Calhoun counted the pin.
4. Dick Slater received a gift DQ victory over Jerry Oates at 8:38 when the Junk Yard Dog rushed down to ringside with his junk cart, selected a rusty muffler from the pile of debris, and proceeded to bash Slater across the back with the item. The two hated rivals traded punches in the ring before Slater bailed out and fled. There was a loud chorus of "Boos" when he was announced as the winner by Rich Landrum.
5. "Ravishing" Randy Rose proved to be a handful for Smoky Mountain Champ "Superstar" Bill Dundee in this non-title match. Rose thought he had himself a pinfall after planting the champ with a Swinging Neckbreaker when Dundee tucked his head too soon on a Back Body Drop attempt. Unbeknownst to "Ravishing" Randy, Dundee managed to get a foot on the ropes before the three count. Referee Ron Sexton tapped Rose's shoulder prompting a premature celebration. Dundee then cradled the stunned Rose with a Crucifix on the mat for the pinfall at 8:41.
6. The Tennessee Stud Stable (Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden w/ Miss Sylvia & Jerry "The King" Lawler) emerged victorious over Tommy "Wildfire" Rich and his cousin Johnny "Crash" Rich in this tag team Main Event which was ordered by Smoky Mountain Commissioner "Bullet" Bob Armstrong last week. Lawler took advantage of a ring full of chaos to crown Johnny Rich from behind with his Royal Scepter while Referee Henry Van Loom was trying to restore order. Fuller pounced on the KO'd Johnny for the tainted pinfall at 13:57.
WWF Results (Circa Hulkamania Mid 80's Era) - Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME. Att: 5,549.
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse "The Body" Ventura
Ring Announcer: Frank Coutinho
Referees: Gilberto Roman, Billy Caputo & Dick Woehrle
1. The popular Hillbilly Jim did a little square dancing with Ring Announcer Frank Coutinho before getting down to business with the mysterious masked Mr. X. There was never any doubt about this one, folks. X could get nothing going tonight against the good-natured hillbilly and submitted to a Bear Hug at 3:52.
2. "Leaping" Lanny Poffo and Moondog Spot nearly took their bout to the ten minute time limit in a battle of very diverse styles. Lanny is a high flyer while Spotty is a brawler with a healthy dose of rule breaking mixed in for good measure. A missed corner charge sent the Moondog down to the canvas allowing Poffo to hit a Springboard Moonsault off the second rope to gain the pin at 9:47.
3. "King" Harley Race (w/ Bobby "The Brain" Heenan) over "Quick Draw" Rick McGraw at 5:26. Race blew a fuse when his opponent refused to bow down to him and show him proper reverance. The King tossed McGraw out of the ring and ran him into the barricade railing before adding a body slam on the floor for good measure. Once back inside the ring, the battered McGraw was given a Fisherman's Cradle Suplex by Race for the three count.
4. The North-South Connection of Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis executed their game plan of keeping Corporal Kirchner in the ring and preventing a tag to his Cobra Corps. mentor Sergeant Slaughter. The strategy worked until a frustrated Slaughter ran in and leveled both foes with a Double Clothesline. Referee Billy Caputo immediately ushered the Sarge back to his corner allowing a woozy Adonis to cradle Kirchner in a Small Package. Caputo counted the pin despite the fact that Murdoch was technically the legal man for his team at the time. The time of the fall was 8:34.
5. "Macho Man" Randy Savage (w/ "Pomp & Circumstance" Entrance Music & Miss Elizabeth) defeated "Killer Bee" B. Brian Blair by Count Out at 7:50. This was a suprisingly fairly even contest until the action moved OOR where Savage, as he so often does, hid behind Miss Elizabeth to shield himself from the Killer Bee's wrath. The Not-So-Macho Man emerged with a knee to Blair's groin and then scaled the top rope to deliver a Double Axe Handle from the turnbuckle down to the floor which drove his opponent face-first onto the wooden ring steps. The dazed Blair could not shake out the cobwebs in time to make Referee Dick Woehrle's ten count.
6. Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka over "Ace" Cowboy Bob Orton in the Main Event at 12:09. Some good intentions by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper went awry in this one leading to his personal bodyguard's downfall. With Referee Gilberto Roman bowled over during the action, Piper entered with a chair but clobbered Orton with it by mistake when the Superfly ducked at the last second. Snuka then cleared the ring of Piper with a Head Butt before delivering his Superfly Splash from the top rope onto the KO'd Orton. Roman recovered to count the 1-2-3 on Ace and seal the victory for Snuka.
WWF Results (Circa Hulkamania Mid 80's Era) - Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Salisbury, MD. Att: 5,005.
Announcers: Vince McMahon Jr. & "Mean" Gene Okerlund
Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel
Referees: Danny Davis, Joey Marella & Gilberto Roman
1. The crowd was indifferent toward David Sammartino as he made his way to the ring to face Steve Lombardi. While the lukewarm reception cost him some points, it was not enough to deter the outcome of this match. As he usually does, Lombardi put up a fight before going down for the three count following a Powerslam off the ropes from Sammartino at 4:58.
2. The Iron Sheik (w/ Classy Freddie Blassie) made mincemeat out of Mario Mancini. After treating us to a demonstration with his Persian Clubs, the Sheik hit no less than four suplex variations on his opponent before clamping on the Camel Clutch for the submission victory at 3:34. Blassie then distracted Referee Gilberto Roman allowing the Sheik to apply the hold a little longer after the bell.
3. The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Jacques & Raymond) defeated the duo of Barry O & "Canada's Greatest Athlete" Iron Mike Sharpe at 6:49. Barry was easy pickins after being accidentally clotheslined by his partner with Sharpe's controversial "loaded" forearm brace. Ray Rougeau put Barry away with a Sleeper Hold while brother Jacques took out Iron Mike.
4. In a non-title match, Intercontinental Champion The Magnificent Muraco from Sunset Beach, HI (w/ Mr. Fuji) beat Sivi Afi. We had plently of polite bows between Fuji and Muraco before the Champ finally got down to business in the ring. Afi had a brief flurry of offense including a Flying Head Butt off the ropes, but caught two raised knees to the midsection from his opponent when he tried to follow up with a Splash. Muraco then used his Tombstone Piledriver to finish off Sivi at 6:15.
5. Greg "The Hammer" Valentine and "Mr. U.S.A." Tony Atlas were both Counted Out by Referee Joey Marella at 9:32. A very competitive match whose outcome was decided when a running Clothesline from Atlas sent both men spilling over the top rope and tumbling to the floor. Neither man could recover in time to make Marella's ten count.
6. In the Main Event, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat over King Kong Bundy (w/ Bobby "The Brain" Heenan) by DQ at 8:46. The shady Heenan was able to reach in and trip Steamboat to the canvas enabling Bundy to land a big running Splash that shook the ring. The Dragon was fortunate to escape the blow without any broken ribs. Steamboat was also fortunate that Referee Gilberto Roman saw Heenan's interference and disqualified Bundy as a result.
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse "The Body" Ventura
Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel
Referees: Dick Kroll, Dave Hebner & John Benello
1. "High Roller" Barry O from "The Fabulous Las Vegas, NV" kicked things off with a victory over "Cowboy" Frankie Lane at 5:17. The "High Roller" gambled and won with a high risk leap off the top rope. A leaping Double Axe Handle to the back stunned Lane and set him up for a Bridging Back Suplex for the three count.
2. Paul Roma over Terry Gibbs in a hard fought victory at 8:34. Gibbs seemed to have things going his way when he reversed a corner whip and sent his opponent hard into the turnbuckle. A follow up shoulder butt met with disaster, however,when Roma hopped up to the 2nd rope causing Gibbs to hit the ring post. Roma then sprang off with a Sunset Flip to cradle Gibbs for the winning pinfall.
3. Strongman Ted Arcidi induced a submission from the masked Jimmy Jack Funk with a crushing Bear Hug off the ropes at 3:49. Funk had early success by choking Arcidi in the corner with one of the tag ropes but Referee John Benello finally caught him in the act and gave Jimmy Jack a stern warning. The ref's admonishment was just the break that Arcidi needed as he took control with several head smashes to the turnbuckle to daze Funk and set him up for the finish.
4. The Mighty Hercules (w/ Bobby “The Brain” Heenan) over Corporal Kirchner at 7:42. Kirchner held his own in this bout but took too long trying to climb up to the top rope to deliver a high risk maneuver. Hercules cut him off at the pass and planted the Corporal with a huge Superplex off the top for the three count.
5. The team of Tito Santana & Pedro Morales emerged victorious over the Hart Foundation (Bret "The Hitman" Hart & Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart w/ Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart) at 11:26. The end came when Bret Hart became caught in Morales' Boston Crab prompting the Anvil to enter the ring and smash Pedro over the back with Jimmy Hart's megaphone. Referee Dave Hebner saw the infraction and immediately called for the DQ.
6. The Junk Yard Dog defeated "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff by disqualification in tonight's Main Event at 12:55. The always intense Orndorff was a little too amped up for his own good and slugged Referee John Benello during an altercation with the official. Mr. Wonderful went ballistic after JYD kicked out of a pinning predicament following a Leaping Elbow Smash from the 2nd rope. Benello refused to back down to Orndorff in the insuing shouting match and was decked by a roundhouse right prompting the DQ.
WWF Results (Circa Hulkamania Mid 80's Era) - Convention Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Att: 4,883.
Announcers: Jack Reynolds & Jesse "The Body" Ventura
Ring Announcer: Mel Phillips
Referees: Joey Marella, Dick Kroll & Dave Hebner
1. Canadien youngster Angelo Mosca Jr. rewarded the crowd's support with a dazzling victory over Carl Fury. Mosca dominated the action with an aerial repertoire that was capped off with a Victory Roll Flying Head Scissors takedown for the three count at 3:34.
2. Greg "The Hammer" Valentine methodically took apart "Quick Draw" Rick McGraw in tonight's second bout. As always, Valentine's focus was on his opponent's legs and the Hammer wasted no time in going to work on McGraw's left knee in particular. Quick Draw's submission to the Figure Four Leg Lock was inevitable. The time of the match was 4:40.
3. "Cowgirl" Wendi Richter defeated Judy Martin at 7:18. Martin bent the rules quite liberally and nearly scored a pinfall with a handful of tights after rolling through on Wendi's Flying Cross Body Press. Despite the anxious moments, Richter persevered and won the match by driving Judy's face into the mat with a Bulldog out of the corner.
4. The North-South Connection of Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch were victorious over the team of Salvatore Bellomo & S.D. "Special Delivery" Jones but not without a fight. Bellomo and Jones got in their fair share of offense before Salvatore went down for the count following a Murdoch Delayed Brainbuster at 5:55.
5. "Olympic" Strongman Ken Patera (w/ Bobby "The Brain" Heenan & Big John Studd) over "Mr. U.S.A." Tony Atlas at 8:37. Credit the devious Heenan for this win as he reached into the ring and yanked Atlas' foot out from underneath him while Tony was in the process of lifting Patera for a slam. The Olympic Strongman fell on top of his opponent and gained the three count with Heenan holding onto Tony's foot to prevent a kick out.
6. Challenger Tito Santana caught a bad break in his Intercontinental Title Match against the Magnificent Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji). Tito connected with his patented Flying Forearm finisher but the blow knocked Muraco through the ropes and sent the champ toppling hard to the floor. Muraco could not make it back in the ring in time to make Referee Dave Hebner's ten count. Your winner via Count Out at 14:06: Tito Santana with Muraco retaining the Intercontinental Championship.
World Class Results (Circa Mid 80's) - Mesquite Rodeo Arena, Mesquite, TX. Att: 5,205.
Announcers: Dan Coates & Johnny Weaver
Ring Announcer: Doyle King
Referees: Ralph Pulley, Rick Hazzard & Marvin Jones
1. "Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer (w/ Percy Pringle III) attacked Spike Johnson before the bell and gave him several lashes with his dog chain as the fans were still settling into their seats. Johnson never seemed to recover from the assault and continued to take a beating until Sawyer ended things with his patented Powerslam off the ropes at 3:31.
2. "Cowboy" Scott Casey was especially popular in Mesquite and racked up some bonus points enroute to victory over Frankie Lancaster. Frankie dipped into his bag of tricks and pulled a foreign object out of his boot to keep things interesting but the Cowboy prevailed in the end with a Running Bulldog out of the corner at 5:49.
3. Crusher Yurkoff (w/ "Playboy" Gary Hart) defeated the Mighty Zulu at 7:10. Zulu was able to match power with Yurkoff (aka Bam Bam Bigelow) but was shoved off the top rope by a push from Gary Hart. Crusher then went up top and delivered a Swan Dive Head Butt to gain the three count.
4. The Rock & Roll RPMs (Mike Davis & Tommy Lane) over the Batten Twins (Brad & Bart) in a very competitive tag team contest. The RPMs combined for a double team Hot Shot on Bart Batten while Referee Rick Hazzard was ushering brother Brad back to his corner. Hazzard turned around to find Tommy Lane making the cover and counted the pin at 9:09.
5. Texas TV Championship Match. "Crippler" Rip Oliver appeared to have won the title from defending Champion Brian Adias after a smash from behind by manager Jim Cornette's tennis racquet but it was not to be. In an Unusual Ending, Referee "Reliable" Ralph Pulley came out from the back to inform the in ring official Marvin Jones of Cornette's dirty deed. Jones immediately snatched the TV Belt out of Oliver's hands and awarded it back to Adias by Reverse Decision. Your winner at 8:38 and still Texas TV Champion: Brian Adias.
6. Kevin Von Erich over Jake "The Snake" Roberts in a Texas Death Match Main Event at 11:26. It looked like curtains for Kevin when the Snake connected with his devastating DDT, however the rules of the match stipulated that Von Erich had a ten count to get back up to his feet which he barely managed to do. Jake then brought a chair into the ring but had it Drop Kicked into his own face by his opponent. The dazed Roberts was ripe for the pickins when Kevin leapt off the top rope with a Cowboy boot smash to the Snake's noggin that put Jake down for the ten count. Ironically enough, Kevin normally wrestles barefoot but wore street clothes for this match.
World Class Results (Circa Mid 80's) Belton High School Gym, Belton, TX. Att: 1,024.
Ring Announcer: Stella Mae French
Referee: David Manning
1. Youngster Tommy Montana got a gift Count Out victory over the Great Kabuki in his debut a few weeks back but was not nearly as fortunate this evening against Kelly Kiniski. Montana's Flying Cross Body Press off the ropes was thwarted when he was caught in mid air by Kiniski and countered into a Backbreaker across the knee for the pinfall at 4:26.
2. Rick Steamboat's little brother Vic defeated Cowboy Tony Falk at 3:44. As usual, Tony's attempts to convince the crowd that he is a legitimate Texas cowboy were met by jeers and laughs. (It probably didn't help that he wore a pink bandana and Stetson to the ring.) Vic was able to slingshot himself into the ring with a Sunset Flip from the apron to gain the 1-2-3.
3. The always entertaining Rusty Brooks made himself no friends in Belton tonight by boasting that his high school in nearby Temple took great pleasure in kicking their scholastic butts on the athletics field. Rusty was peppered with both insults and popcorn boxes to earn himself some serious heel points. Needless to say, the fans were very happy to see Brooks go down to defeat at the hands of "Master G" George Wells. A missed Splash was the beginning of the end for big Rusty who was greeted by a Flying Shoulder Tackle from a three-point stance by the former football player Wells just as he was getting back to his feet. The time of the fall was 6:53.
4. The smug "Handsome Half Breed from Highland Park" Gino Hernandez strutted his stuff and scored a victory over Skip Young in a highly competitive contest. Hernandez did a lot of jawing with the fans at ringside tonight and it nearly cost him. Skip was able to catch the preoccupied Gino in several pinning predicaments but was unable to hold his shoulders down long enough for the three count. Hernandez rebounded with a well placed back elbow to the jaw on an ill-advised corner charge from Young and pinned his opponent with both feet on the ropes for leverage at 8:02.
5. Forever the darlings of World Class, the Von Erich Brothers (Kevin & Mike this time around) gave the fans what they came to see and that was a victory over Percy Pringle's team of "Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer & "Maniac" Matt Borne in tonight's Main Event at 9:14. Mike played the babyface in peril for a good chunk of this match by taking a ton of punishment from Percy's men. He was finally able to scoot between Borne's legs and somersault to his corner for the hot tag to brother Kevin who came in and cleaned house of the heels. Borne went down to the famous Von Erich Claw Hold to send the crowd home happy on a warm Spring night in Texas.
World Class Results (Circa Mid 80's) - Abrams Physical Fitness Center, Ft. Hood, TX. Attn: 1,841.
Ring Announcer: Marc Lowrance
Referee: Bronco Lubich & Rick Hazzard
1. Percy Pringle III escorted "Ravishing" Rick Rude to the ring to take on "Golden Boy" Chick Donovan. Rude took his time disrobing for the ladies in attendance and made sure to swivel his hips and flex his muscles for good measure. Donovan complained to Bronco Lubich about the lengthy delay and was blind-sided with a sneak attack from behind after turning his back on the Ravishing one. Rude used a prolonged Camel Clutch to weaken Chick's neck before putting him away with the Rude Awakening (Hangman's Neckbreaker) at 3:46.
2. The youngsters in attendance were in awe to see the unorthodox Missing Link up close with his green and blue face paint and wild hair. The Links' opponent was the Mighty Zulu Warrior who also wore face paint. Neither man could seem to make any progress when they both attempted to gain the advantage by using Head Butts. The Missing Link proved to have the harder noggin when he leapt off the 2nd rope and caught Zulu with a Back Flying Head Butt to the chin to put him down for the three count at 5:50.
3. "Cowboy" Scott Casey pinned "Wild" Bill Irwin at 6:14. Irwin proved to be one tough hombre tonight and gave Scott fits in the ring. No matter what Casey tried, Irwin had a counter. A telegraphed Back Body Drop attempt nearly spelled curtains for the Cowboy. Wild Bill caught him with a running boot to the head, but took his time following up. "I've got him now !!" he shouted to the crowd and was promptly cradled in a Small Package just as he was bending over to pull Casey up off the mat.
4. ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" brought "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin down the aisle with his valet Precious who sprayed the ring with her air freshener aerosol. Jimmy's opponent was Buck "Rock & Roll" Zumhoffe, and together these two put on quite a show for the fans. Both men had their chances but it looked like Zumhoffe would take the duke when he caught Gorgeous Jimmy with a Diving Cross Body Press from the top rope. Garvin was able to roll through on the momentum of the maneuver, however, and pinned Buck with a handful of tights at 11:55.
5. The Simpsons (Steve & Shaun) put their Texas Tag Team Titles on the line tonight against the Pretty Young Things (Koko Ware & Norvell Austin). This one came down to a ring full of chaos with Referee Rick Hazzard desperately trying to restore law and order. Norvell Austin scooped Shaun Simpson up for a Body Slam amidst all the mayhem but had Shaun Drop Kicked on top of him by brother Steve. Hazzard lost track of who the legal men were and counted the pin at 9:39. The Simpsons retain the Texas Tag Team Titles.
World Class Results (Circa Mid 80's) - Harlington Sports Center, Harlington, TX. Att: 2,139.
Announcers: Bill Mercer & Sunshine
Ring Announcer: Marc Lowrance
Referees: Dick Raines, Bronco Lubich & Fred Sinclair
1. Frankie Lancaster promised Harlington that he would send Chief Mark Youngblood back to his "reservation" to earn himself bonus heel points, but he failed in his bid to defeat the New Mexico native in tonight's opening bout. Frankie held the edge in the early going, but another barrage of insults fired up Youngblood and sent the Chief on the warpath. Lancaster was decked by a Running Knee Lift and finished off with an Leaping Tomahawk Chop to the noggin from the top rope. The time of the fall was 4:58.
2. "Crippler" Rip Oliver (w/ Jim Cornette & ominous Tennis Racquet) had little trouble in putting away Spike Johnson. Oliver used his controversial taped thumb to good use by grabbing Spike in a side headlock and catching him with a well-placed jab to the throat. Rip then delivered a Shoulderbreaker to his dazed opponent to gain the three count at 3:28.
3. Sleazy Jake "The Snake" Roberts (w/ Nicola) slithered to the ring to take on high-flyer Skip Young. Skip, who sometimes wrestles under a mask as "Sweet Brown Sugar", floored his opponent with a Flying Head Butt and then scaled the top rope for a Diving Splash, but Roberts was able to lift a knee just before Young landed on him. Skip had the wind knocked out of him and was cradled with a handful of tights for the pin at 6:13.
4. Percy Pringle III lent a hand, or rather, a cane, to help his team of "Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer & "Maniac" Matt Borne defeat Spike Huber & Buck "Rock & Roll" Zumhoffe at 5:59. Huber was perched on the 2nd rope and giving Sawyer ten punches in the corner when Percy jabbed him in the ribs with his walking stick. Buzz then pounced on his downed foe and added a foot on the ropes for additional leverage to secure the pin. Frank Coutinho things highly of this tandem of Borne & Sawyer. Together with Percy, they make for quite a formidable team. The reigning Texas Tag Team Champion Simpson Brothers had better watch out.
5. Texas Heavyweight Champ and "Modern Day Warrior" Kerry Von Erich faced the double tough "Killer" Tim Brooks in a non-title match. Kerry was showered with affection upon his entrance and received several hugs and kisses from the ladies as he made his way to ringside to boost his points total. Brooks broke out his repertoire of dirty tactics to keep him in the bout, but was rolled up from behind while reaching for his rusty chain that was draped in the corner. The time of the fall was 7:04.
6. Al Madril wasted no time in getting to it in the Main Event when he attacked his bitter rival the Great Kabuki before the bell. This heated match came down to a miscue by Kabuki's manager "Playboy" Gary Hart who tried to smash Madril with a Kendo Stick but got his own man with the weapon instead. Madril hooked a leg to seal the victory at 9:49.
Announcers: Tony Schiavone & David Crockett
Ring Announcer: (David Crockett makes the ring introductions from the announcers' table)
Referees: Scrappy McGowan & Tommy Young
1. The poker-faced Choctaw-Chickasaw Chief Wahoo McDaniel from the University of Oklahoma over veteran Doug Vines at 4:41. Wahoo is the babyface tonight but it is hard to tell judging by his rough house style. Vines tries to go toe-to-toe with the Chief but McDaniel's loud, knife-edge chops win out in the end. Vines catches a back elbow to the jaw off the ropes followed by a falling back hand chop to the forehead from Wahoo for the pinfall.
2. Representing the Four Horsemen, Arn & Ole Anderson methodically take apart the team of Stoney Burke & Tommy Angel. As is often the case, the Andersons key their attack on the left arm of their opponents. Ole and Arn trade off on wrenching arm bars. A hammerlock body slam has Burke in trouble. The Andersons have isolated him now and cut off the ring to prevent a tag to Angel. Arn is relentless with his assault on Stoney's arm. Ole tags in with a knee drop from the top rope to put Burke out of his misery at 4:17.
3. Thunderbolt Patterson defeated "Wild" Bill White in at 6:04. Patterson started off strong but White gained the upperhand after an eye rake. Wild Bill works Thunderbolt over in the corner. He has the tag rope wrapped around Patterson's throat but conceals it from Referee Tommy Young's vision. A head smash to the turnbuckle is reversed as Thunderbolt makes his comeback. Head butt. Double chop to the solar plexus. White is sent to the ropes and rebounds into a Double Thrust to the chest. Patterson follows up with a standing splash for the three count.
Tully Blanchard is in the house and comes out with Baby Doll to bad mouth "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes in an interview with David Crockett. Blanchard says that "Big Dust" has reached "the end of the rodeo" and should just hang up his boots. Tully calls himself the greatest Mid-Atlantic Television Champion that Jim Crockett Promotions has ever known. David Crockett reminds Tully that it was none other than the Dream who beat him for the belt last May in Norfolk. David asks for the footage to be cued up but we are shown instead a clip of Tully giving Rhodes a DDT onto the Television Belt enabling Don Kernodle to win the title at Starrcade. We cut back to the studio to find Blanchard and Baby Doll sharing a laugh together while Crockett shakes his head. Tully holds up the four fingers for the Horsemen and struts off the set with his valet wrapped around his arm.
4. Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" ushered in the Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) who hit the ring running and began to maul their opponents the masked Thunderfoots l & II. Animal military presses Thunderfoot #2 over his head several times and drops him face-first to the mat. Hawk tags in with a Flying Shoulder Tackle. "Precious" Paul Ellering finally makes his way to ringside with his Wallstreet Journal. The Warriors no-sell any offense their masked opponents can muster. Animal clamps a Bear Hug on Thunderfoot #1 and tags in his partner. A Clothesline off the 2nd rope from Hawk scores the pinfall at 3:52.
5. "Number One" Paul Jones escorted the Barbarian to the ring to face Rocky King. An early flurry of offense from Rocky seems to catch the Barbarian off guard. King whips his opponent into the turnbuckle but runs into a Big Boot on a corner charge. Rocky is scooped up and tossed half away across the ring with a monster body slam. The Barbarian ends things with a Diving Head Butt from the top rope at 3:37.
6. TV Main Event. "Rugged" Ronnie Garvin over Krusher Khruschev (w/ "Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff) by DQ at 8:52. A lot of anti-American propoganda from the Russians to start things off. Garvin gets a "U.S.A.!" chant going from the studio audience. Khruschev bails from the ring and pulls his opponent out on the floor by the ankle. Garvin and Krusher take turns battering one another around ringside but get themselves back inside the ring in time to beat Referee Scrappy McGowan's count. Wrestling holds are hard to come by in this slugfest. Koloff reaches in but fails in his bid to trip Ronnie. McGowan and Garvin both have harsh words for Ivan enabling Krusher to sneak up from behind with a double axe handle to take the advantage. Punches. Stomps. A blatant chokehold. Ronnie ducks a Russian Sickle off the ropes and comes back with his "Hands of Stone" knockout punch. Koloff runs in to break up the pin and draw the disqualification.
Announcers: Bob Caudle & Les Thatcher
Ring Announcer: Billy Powell
Referees: George Grant, Juan Sebastian & Tommy Young
1. Apparently Televison Champion Don Kernodle considers young Sam Houston to be a threat to his title. So much so that he came out to scout the lanky Texan during Houston's opening match against veteran Tony Zane this evening. Kernodle was no doubt taking notes when Houston planted his opponent with a Running Bulldog out of the corner for the pinfall at 4:08.
2. "Outlaw" Ron Bass (w/ Bullwhip Miss Betsy & James J. Dillon) over the Italian Stallion at 4:41. Bass spent a lot of time jawing with the fans which earned him some heel points but almost cost him the match after a surprise roll up from the Stallion. Bass rebounded with a Running Powerslam after catching his opponent's Flying Cross Body attempt and then finished off the Stallion with his Texas Gourdbuster (Kneeling Facebuster).
3. They make an odd pair but "Boogie-Woogie Man" Jimmy Valiant and his masked friend from the future Lazer Tron joined forces to defeat the State Patrol (Lt. James Earl Wright & Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker) at 6:11. Sgt. Parker was the recepient of a Boogie-Woogie Back Elbow Smash off the ropes from Valiant who then slingshotted Lazer Tron in from the apron with a Flying Splash for the three count. Valiant and Lazer Tron struck up a friendship after coming to one another's aid to fend off Paul Jones Army during a recent card at the Richmond Coliseum.
4. Turnabout is fair play. Sam Houston returned the favor by coming out to watch Don Kernodle defend his TV Title against Nelson Royal. The difference was that Kernodle was clearly distracted by Houston's presence at ringside which made for a dangerous situation with a veteran like Royal inside the squared circle. Nelson had several pinning opportunities on his preoccupied opponent but just couldn't hold Kernodle's shoulders down long enough to win the belt. Kernodle induced a submission from Royal with his Cobra Clutch to retain the television championship at 7:22.
5. "Pistol" Pez Whatley looked like enhancement talent against the likes of the "Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff. This was total domination by the Russian right from the opening bell. It didn't hurt to have Uncle Ivan and Krusher Khruschev at ringside with him to boot. Whatley was decked by a vicious Russian Sickle from Nikita for the three count at 5:58.
6. Magnum T.A. defeated "Ragin' Bull" Manny Fernandez (w/ "Number One" Paul Jones) in the Main Event at 9:40. Fernandez proved to be one tough hombre for Magnum and was in control of the bout until the Boogie-Woogie Man and Lazer Tron came down the aisle and proceeded to chase Paul Jones around ringside. The Bull had some choice words for his manager's antagonists and turned around right into Magnum's signature Belly to Belly Suplex for the pin.
Jim Crockett Promotions' NWA Mid-Atlantic Results (Circa Mid 80's) - National Guard Armory, Morrisville, NC. Att: 1,852.
Ring Announcer: Rick Stewart
Referee: Walter Buckner
1. The Italian Stallion over "Gorgeous" Gary Royal at 5:47. The Stallion, who is normally in "Jobber to the Stars" mode, got his chance to shine tonight and made the most of it. Royal was caught by a Powerslam off the ropes and then given a Fallaway Slam by his opponent for good measure leading to the three count.
2. This was suppose to be Tully Blanchard vs. "Downtown" Denny Brown but it became immediately clear to one and all that this match was never going to officially start until Baby Doll had her say. Apparently Mr. Brown made an off colour remark in the ring that set the blonde valet off in a frenzy. Tully's "Perfect Ten" got right up in Denny's face and ripped him a new one with a profanity-laced tirade that was capped off by a stinging slap across the face. Referee Walter Buckner tried to pull the irate valet away while Tully stood off to the side chuckling to himself. A desperate Buckner shouted "Do something !!" to Blanchard who finally interjected himself into the mayhem by throwing a sucker punch that decked Brown. Several vicious stomps later, Tully then held Brown's head between the ropes for yet another a loud slap from Baby Doll. This one was not pretty, folks. Denny was on the receiving end nearly the entire match (including some particularly stiff punches from Blanchard) until he was mercifully finished off with a Slingshot Suplex at 6:22.
3. The Desperados ("Outlaw" Ron Bass & Black Bart) used an illegal switch behind the referee's back to pull out a win over the team of "Avalanche" Buzz Tyler & American Starship Eagle at 7:46. The heels combined for a Double Front Suplex on Eagle while Referee Walter Buckner was preoccupied with escorting Buzz Tyler back to his corner. Buckner finally turned around to fing Bart (the illegal man for his team) making the cover and counted the pin.
4. The fans were nearly put to sleep by a snooze fest of a match between Krusher Khruschev and Thunderbolt Patterson who both seemed content to lock each other up in prolonged reverse chinlocks on the mat. It was not long before cat calls of "Boring!" came rolling in from restless fans anxious to see some action in the ring. A missed corner charge by Patterson set up the final pinfall as the big Russian cradled his woozy opponent with a handful of tights for the 1-2-3 at 9:09.
5. Barry Windham defeated the Barbarian via Counted Out at 8:49. As the action spilled OOR and onto the floor, the Barbarian charged at Barry with a folding chair only to have it sent into his own face with a loud "clang" following a Windham Drop Kick. The dazed Barbarian could not shake out the cobwebs in time to make Walter Buckner's ten count.
6. The NWA Tag Team Champions, the Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) over Jim Cornette's Midnight Express ("Beautiful" Bobby Eaton & "Sweet" Stan Lane) by disqualification in the Main Event. Many anxious onlookers thought that the tag belts had, in fact, changed hands after Beautiful Bobby delivered a bridging Back Suplex to Ricky Morton following a smash from Cornette's tennis racquet. Referee Walter Buckner did indeed count to three, however it was Eaton's shoulders and not Ricky's that were down at the moment. Cornette had a tantrum in the ring as Buckner handed the belts back to the champs. The Rock & Roll Express retain the NWA Tag Team Titles at 12:45.
Jim Crockett Promotions' NWA Mid-Atlantic Results (Circa Mid 80's) - The Omni, Atlanta, GA. Att: 10,277.
Announcers: Stan Rhodes & Freddie Miller
Ring Announcer: Ray McCay
Referees: Mike Atkins, Tommy Young & Sam "Lucky" Roberts
1. The Beastie Boys' "Fight for Your Right (To Party)" brought some fans to their feet and the New Breed (Chris Champion & Sean Royal) down to the ring to take on Rocky King & Gene Ligon in tonight's opening contest. A Flying Head Butt off the ropes from Chris Champion set Ligon up for the fall as partner Sean Royal then landed a Knee Drop from the top rope to take the duke at 5:01.
2. George South put up a good fight before tapping out to Chief Wahoo McDaniel's Indian Death Lock at 5:58 but the real fireworks came during the post match interview with Freddie Miller. Apparently "Outlaw" Ron Bass thought that it was his air time and came down to ringside to shoot the segment with Miller. The Chief was in no mood to be interrupted and gave Bass a hard shove off the set. Freddie Miller was trying to signal to the cameraman to cut away to a commercial when Bass abruptly attacked Wahoo from behind. The Outlaw wrapped his bullwhip "Miss Betsy" around McDaniel's throat and began to choke out the Chief prompting several wrestlers to rush in and separate the combatants which proved to be no easy feat. McDaniel broke loose from the pack and grabbed Bass by the hair before finally being subdued by his fellow wrestlers and escorted to the back.
3. TV Title Match. Defending Champion Don Kernodle was once again looking over his shoulder for top contender Sam Houston and nearly lost his title in the process to the American Starship Eagle (Danny Spivey). Kernodle managed to put on the brakes to thwart a would be Bulldog attempt by the challenger and sent Eagle down hard face-first to the mat. As the dazed Spivey was getting back to his feet, he was caught from behind in a Cobra Clutch from which there was no escape. Your winner at 7:44 and still Mid Atlantic Television Champion: Don Kernodle.
4. "The Enforcer" of the Four Horsemen Arn Anderson (w/ Ole Anderson) took care of business against "Avalanche" Buzz Tyler. Although he didn't actually interfere in the match, Ole's presence at ringside was a major distraction for Buzz. At one point the two men jawed at one another leading to a sneak attack from behind by the Enforcer. It was all downhill from there for Tyler. A crushing Spinebuster off the ropes from Arn knocked the wind out of his opponent and was immediately followed by a Gourdbuster (Front Suplex) for the pinfall at 8:20.
5. "Number One" Paul Jones told Rick Steamboat that if he wanted a crack at Superstar Billy Graham's United States Title, he would have to go through the Barbarian first and that's just what Steamboat did tonight. Things looked grim when the Barbarian climbed up to the top rope to deliver his trademark Diving Head Butt, but he found nothing but canvas when his opponent rolled out of the way at the last possible second. It was then Steamboat's turn to go up top and land a Diving Cross Body Press onto the dazed Barbarian for the three count at 11:18.
6. The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal w/ "Precious" Paul Ellering & "Iron Man" Entrance Music) were disqualified in the Main Event against "Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khruschev (w/ Uncle Ivan Koloff). Both Warriors felt the effects of Koloff's Russian chain throughout the match. Hawk's patience was pushed to the brink by the constant cheap shots and interference. He was finally able to wrest the chain away from Uncle Ivan and gave all three Russians a taste of their own medicine. Unfortunately, Referee Lucky Roberts saw the retaliation and called for the bell at 10:05.
Announcers: Jeremy Borash & Taz
Ring Announcer: Christy Hemme
Referees: Mike Posey, Brian Stiffler & O.D.B.
1. Zema Ion (w/ Lifetime Supply of Hair Spray) over "Canadien Destroyer" Petey Williams via Count Out at 6:58. As the battle moved outside the ring, Williams received a faceful of Ion's hair spray. Zema then re-entered the ring only to sail over the top rope with a Corkscrew Plancha onto his blinded opponent on the floor. Williams was down and out for the ten count.
2. Sleazy Joey Ryan scored extra heel points for harassing Christy Hemme, but his infatuation with the Ring Announcer would ultimately cost him his match with Eric Young tonight. Ryan received a loud slap across the face for a rather indecent proposal to Ms. Hemme and was caught from behind in a quick Schoolboy Roll Up by EY for the pin at 6:32.
3. Madison Rayne got a big assist from her BFF Gail Kim to defeat Taryn Terrell at 7:26. Kim snuck into the ring and rearranged Terrell's dental work with her Eat Defeat (Inverted Stomp Facebreaker) while Madison was bickering with Knockouts' Ref O.D.B. Rayne quickly pounced on her downed opponent to gain the three count.
4. Aces & Eights (DOC & Knux) used their size and brute force to ground the high flying Young Bucks (Max & Jeremy Buck). DOC planted Max Buck with a huge Chokeslam for the winning pin at 5:50.
5. "Cowboy" James Storm had his hands full with Christopher Daniels who was accompanied to the ring by his Bad Influence tag team partner Frankie Kazarian. Kaz's interference was so frequent and blatant that Referee Brian Stiffler banished him from ringside. An irate Daniels argued with Stiffler over his ruling and then turned around right into the Last Call Superkick from Storm for the three count.
6. "Olympic Gold Medalist" Kurt Angle might have been cheated out of a possible submission victory but won nonetheless against Devon of Aces & Eights. Referee Mike Posey called for the bell at 9:44 when Wes Brisco, Knux and DOC all rushed the ring to put a beatdown on Angle after Devon was caught in the Ankle Lock and on the verge of tapping out. TNA Champion Sting and Samoa Joe then raced in to make the save and chase off the heels.
Announcers: "The Professor" Mike Tenay & "The Human Suplex Machine" Taz
Ring Announcer: Jeremy Borash
Referees: Earl Hebner, Rudy Charles & O.D.B.
1. Angelina Love defeated Sarita via Count Out at 5:21. Sarita was done in by the treachery of her former tag team partner Rosita who came down to ringside to extend the olive branch of peace. Rosita called Sarita out of the ring and offered to reform Mexican-America with her. Sarita petitioned the crowd, and upon their urging, shook hands with Rosita only to be pulled into a DDT on the floor. O.D.B. reluctantly applied the ten count and awarded the match to Angelina.
2. Chris Sabin managed to wiggle out of Kenny King's Royal Flush (Fireman's Carry Side Slam) and finish him off with the All Hail Sabin (Sit Out Piledriver) moments later to win this exciting X Division battle. The time of the fall was 6:57.
3. "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan cashed in on some outside interference from Robbie E to pin Rob Terry at 4:44. Terry was distracted by his former Jersey Shore partner who reached into the ring in an attempt to trip him. Terry had some harsh words for Robbie E and then turned around right into Morgan's Carbon Footprint (Running Big Boot) for the three count.
4. TNA Tag Team Title Match. The defending champions, the British Invasion (Doug Williams & Magnus), were upended by Aces & Eights (Wes Brisco & Garett Bischoff) at 9:16. Things were looking good for the British Invasion when Referee Rudy Charles sent DOC and Devon back to the dressing room because of their constant interference, however Aces & Eights had another "Ace" in the hole in the form of announcer Taz who slipped Garett Bischoff a blackjack. Bischoff clobbered Doug Williams from behind with the weapon while Wes Brisco kept Charles occupied. Brisco then pounced on the KO'd Williams for the pin. Aces & Eights are the Newwwwwww TNA Tag Team Champions. (Kudos to the British Invasions who held the belts for over a year!)
5. "The It Factor" Bobby Roode defeated Austin Aries at 12:23. Aries appeared to be on his way to victory after giving Roode his trademark Brainbuster finisher, however he chose to showboat to the fans first before making the pin cover. Consequently, Roode was able to kick out and force the match to continue. A Double's arrogance came back to haunt him as Roode delivered the Payoff (Fisherman's Cradle Suplex) moments later when Aries tucked his head too soon and telegraphed a Back Body Drop attempt.
6. "The Monster" Abyss defeated Bully Ray at 10:08. With Bully on the ropes and in need of a helping hand from his cohorts, Taz once again came through with a foreign object to help the cause; the only problem was that he gave it to the wrong man. Taz snuck a biker chain to his fellow club brother Mr. Anderson who promptly wrapped it around his fist and walloped Bully Ray. The dazed President of Aces & Eights staggered right into the Black Hole Slam (Spinning Side Slam) from Abyss for the three count. Anderson then took off his Aces & Eights kutte and laid it over the fallen President to a thunderous ovation from the fans while a shocked Taz looked on.