TNT Wrestling TV @ The Roanne Fieldhouse, Memphis TN 6-14-84
Highlights are shown from the big card in Louisville.
Lance Russell: Hello wrestling fans and boy do we have a big night of action in store. We'll be talking a lot about the Louisville card and what went down. Right now, I want to bring out the TNT Commissioner, Larry 'The Axe' Hennig.
Larry: Thank you Lance. I'm very happy to announce that on July 16th at the Liberty Bowl Stadium, right here in Memphis, TNT will present Summer Blast 84. On that night you will see 3 AWA World Championship bouts. Also, all the TNT titles will be defended. On that note, tonight Tito Santana and Bob Roop will wrestle for a shot at the TNT title. Also, the Kansas Jayhawks will wrestle Mr. Wrestling 2 and 3 for a shot at the AWA Southern tag titles, now held by the Fabulous Ones. We will also have the 2nd match in the best of 3 series as Denny Brown takes on Steve O. Denny is one up in that series.
Boos as Stan Stasiak leads his men Jumbo Tsuruta and Decimation out.
Stasiak: Get to the real news Hennig!
Hennig: I was getting to that Stasiak. I've talked with Verne Gagne and at Summer Blast, Hulk Hogan will defend the AWA World Title against the undefeated Jumbo Tsuruta. And of course the Road Warriors will defend the AWA World Tag titles against Decimation.
Stasiak: That's right! Do you know what this means? It means the men you see with me will be world champions on July 16th! There's no way those muscle headed face painting freaks can match the power of Decimation. And what's Hogan going to do when he gets in the ring with an international legend and wrestling extraordinaire like Tsuruta. The man has all the tools to become world champion! Stan Stasiak is going to rule the AWA!
Lance: Ok, there you have it. Summer Blast 84! So much happening in TNT. Let's go to the ring as we have a rematch from the Louisville card.
'Polish Power' Ivan Putski vs. 'Quick Draw' Rick McGraw
At the Gardens, McGraw pushed the Ref as Putski went for the Polish Hammer. Putski got the DQ win but demanded a rematch tonight. The bell rings and McGraw tries to exit the ring. Putski grabs him by the tights and yanks him back in. Putski just unloads on McGraw, swings him to the ropes and back drops him. McGraw staggers up and Putski scoop slams him, then drops a jumping elbow 1..2..Kick Out. Putski swings McGraw into the turnbuckles and charges in but McGraw lifts his knee and Putski hits it hard. McGraw regroups and stomps away then chokes Putski on the ropes. McGraw hits a snap suplex, swings off the ropes and drops a knee 1..2..Kick Out. McGraw yells at the Ref for to long. McGraw swings Putski to the ropes but misses a clothesline, Putski swings back and nails McGraw with the Polish Hammer 1..2..3! Huge pop! Putski shakes off the cobwebs and seems pleased to have finally put McGraw down.
Winner of the Match- Ivan Putski
Highlights are shown of the Fabulous Ones winning the AWA Southern Tag Titles from Atlas and Ayala. Then highlights show Ayala turning on Atlas, clamps on the bearhug and rams Atlas in the steel post!
Lance: Well fans, we will have pre recorded comments from both Ayala and Atlas later on but right now let's bring out the new tag champs, the Fabulous Ones.
Big time cheers as the Fabs come out with the titles and smiling bright.
Lance: Congratulations boys. It was a long road back but you did it.
Fabs cut a promo and thank the fans for all their support on their road back to the titles. They cant wait to defend these straps in front of 50,000 fans in the Liberty Bowl.
Lance says they'll find out soon as the Kansas Jayhawks will face Wrestling 2 and 3 right now for that opportunity.
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Mr. Wrestling 2/3
Their match at the Gardens ended in a draw. Both teams want that shot so the match starts with a fast pace. Jayhawks get control as they put Wrestling 3 down with a double back elbow smash. Jaggers follows with a hanging suplex then tags in Dutch. Dutch swings off the ropes and drops an elbow 1..2..Wrestling 2 breaks it with a stomp. Jaggers runs in but the Ref guides him back which allows Wrestling 2 to illegally switch with 3. Wrestling 2 suplexes Dutch then drops several knees 1..2..Kick Out. Wrestling 2 swings Dutch to the ropes and back drops him then tags in Wrestling 3. 3 hits a gut wrench suplex 1..2..Jaggers breaks it. Wrestling 3 tags in 2. They swing Dutch to the ropes but miss a double clothesline, Dutch swings back and puts them down with a clothesline then tags in Jaggers. Jaggers goes to town. He punches Wrestling 2 into the corner, then hits the Hangman's Neckbreaker on Wrestling 3 but the bell rings! Another draw!
Larry Hennig comes out and announces there must be a winner. As he's conversing with the Ref, Wrestling 2 is loading something in his mask. The Ref signals for the bell. Dutch heads towards his corner, Wrestling 2 headbutts him from behind with the loaded mask! Dutch flies through the ropes. Jaggers hits Wrestling 2 from behind but the Ref breaks them up because Wrestling 3 is the legal man. Wrestling 3 clips Jaggers and tags in Wrestling 2. Wrestling 2 picks up Jaggers and headbutts him with the loaded mask 1..2..3! Boos! Wrestling 2 and 3 get the title shot!
Winners of the Match- Mr. Wrestling 2/3
Lance: Well it appears Mr. Wrestling 2 and 3 pulled out a shady win and will get the tag title shot at Summer Blast. Unbelievable. Our next match will be the TNT debut of two ring veterans. Should be a good match up.
Gino Brito Jr. vs. 'The Tempest' Richard Charland
Both men trade holds for the first few minutes. Brito swings Charland to the ropes but Charland comes back with a Thesz Press but Brito holds on and both men go over the top rope and hit the ground hard. The Ref counts and neither man can make it back in the ring by the 10 count. Both men stagger up. They stare at each other and Brito starts to walk away when WHAM! Charland nails him from behind. Charland grabs Brito by the hair and rams him into the steel post, busting him open! Officials run out to break it up.
Official Ruling- A Double Countout
Lance: Wow! Ok, Charland not happy with Brito. Brito was helped out of here. I hope he's ok. Fans, at the Gardens we saw an addition to the Hart Family as the self proclaimed King, Carl Fergie attacked Jerry Lawler. We'll see Fergie in action tonight but right now, please welcome out Jerry The King Lawler!
Lawler: That little Wiesel Jimmy Hart did it again. Let me tell you something Big Mouth. There's only one King in Memphis brother and you're looking at him. It seems Hart's stooges like to interfere in mine and Dream Machine's matches. Well I think I have a solution. July 16, at Summer Blast, the 3 stooges against myself, Dream Machine and a mystery partner...Inside a Steel Cage! You misfits have the guts? Let's just see how tough that wannabe football player, cheap Elvis impersonator and court jester really are! Personally I think they're all Jack Asses and gutless!
Lance: Oh my! The challenge has been made. Ok, when we come back the team of Stampede Rush.
Stampede Rush (Duke Myers and Kerry Brown) vs. Todd Rooney and Mike Smith
At the Gardens, Myers showed up in Brown's corner and took care of Johnny Valiant as Brown defeated Goldie Rogers. It appears Myers and Brown are back together as Stampede Rush.
Myers swings Rooney to the ropes and hits a back elbow smash. Myers body slams Rooney then tags in Brown. Brown jumps off the top rope with a knee drop 1..2...3! The fans cheer as Stampede Rush raises their arms. Boos from the fans as Johnny Valiant leads Goldie Rogers and Mr. Electricity Steve Regal. Regal and Rogers hit the ring just as Stampede Rush turns around. Both teams brawl all over the ring and into a commercial break.
Winners of the Match- Stampede Rush
Lance: Ok, with me now is Johnny Valiant and his men. Just what was that all about? Sour grapes?
Valiant: Watch your mouth Russell! Sour grapes nothing. Johnny Valiant moves on and here I am with the Blonde Bombers, Regal and Rogers. This team is going to rid TNT of those Stampede Goons and then it's on to the titles. And that's not all, just wait until you see who else I'm bringing in baby!
Lance: Well, there you have it from Johnny V. Fans, TNT wrestling would like to congratulate Brad Armstrong on winning the AWA Light Heavyweight Title from the Dynamite Kid in a classic match from SECW's big June Jam Extravaganza. New champ Brad Armstrong will defend that title against the winner of the Denny Brown/Steve O series. Match 2 happens right now.
Best of 3 series for AWA LH Title shot- Brown leads 1-0
'Downtown' Denny Brown vs. Steve O
Match starts with a handshake. The first few minutes is hard fought but clean. Denny executes a fireman's carry and a quick standing leg drop 1..2.Kick Out. Denny hits a vertical suplex and follows with another suplex 1..2..Kick Out. Brown swings Steve to the ropes and goes for a back drop, Steve leapfrogs over but hits his groin as Denny raises his head. Steve rolls over in pain. The Ref looks him over as Denny backs up to the corner. After a minute, Steve O rises and tells the Ref he can continue. Denny gives Steve some extra time. They lock up and Steve arm drags Denny through the ropes. Steve sees Denny on the outside and is apologetic. He backs up and gives Denny some time. Denny regroups and as he climbs through the ropes, Steve runs over and cradles him into the ring 1..2..3! Denny is on his knees with a puzzled look. Steve raises his hand in victory then offers it to Denny. Denny seems a bit pissed and just walks out. Steve shrugs his shoulders and heads to the podium as Lance wants a word.
Winner of the Match- Steve O
Lance: I think Denny was expecting the same sportsmanship he gave you earlier in the match.
Steve: Lance, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Denny Brown. I appreciate the sportsmanship and I did the same in return. I thought I gave him ample enough time and I capitalized when I felt the time was appropriate. That's it. I'm truly sorry if it seemed underhanded, wasn't my intentions. I look forward to meeting Denny for the final match next week.
Lance: Well, he seems sincere. I guess we'll see how this ends next week.
Lance: Fans, next week in San Antonio, TV Champ Tully Blanchard will be in action, the Guererros return as a team. And the Universal Heartthrob Austin Idol returns after some time off. Fans, at the Gardens, Cocoa Samoa and Ratamyus were involved in a brutal Lights Out Match. A bloodied and battered Cocoa emerged victorious. Cocoa is at home recuperating but will be with us next week. Fans, let's go to the ring for the debut of Jimmy Hart's newest acquisition.
'King' Carl Fergie w/Jimmy Hart vs. Gary Williams
Fergie gets heat by wearing a king's crown to the ring. Him and Hart antagonize the fans. Fergie punishes Williams with stomps and choking. Fergie body slams Williams then mocks Lawler by hopping on the middle ropes and crashing down with a fist drop to get the pin! Fergie and Hart are joined by George Wells and the Honkytonk Man at the podium.
Winner of the Match- Carl Fergie
Hart: Stand back, Lance and let Jimmy take over. I heard Lawler out here shooting his mouth off with empty threats. Do we look scared? Lawler wants a cage match, he's got it and we don't care who he brings in. To tell you the truth I didn't even know he had any friends HAHAHA. Look at my friends. I have a real life King, I have the greatest entertainer in the world and I have a man who's grid iron tough baby! The Hart Family brings everything to the table baby and we cant wait to put Lawler and his band of fools down at Summer Blast! HAHAHAHAHA!
A video is shown of Hercules Ayala chopping down trees! He stops and looks into the camera.
Ayala: The beast is released! Atlas! You are weak and I became weak. No More! I will not be held back any longer! I start with you Atlas!
Ayala shouts then goes back to chopping the tree.
Atlas: (Bandages around mid section) Ayala, I trusted you and together we became champions. Then you go and do this to me. I aint crying and sulking. No way! I'm going to get back in the gym and brother I'm coming to get you!
Highlights are shown of Terry Funk defeating Nick Bockwinkle at the Gardens to retain the TNT title. Up next is a match to determine his challenger for Summer Blast.
Winner gets a TNT Title Shot at Summer Blast
Tito Santana vs. Bob Roop
These two have been really going at it lately and it's no different here as they start fighting as soon as the bell rings. Tito gets the upper hand and punches Roop into the corner then hip tosses him over. Roop staggers up and Tito puts him down with a dropkick. Roop staggers up and Tito puts him down with another dropkick. Roop rises and Tito hits an Atomic drop that sends Roop through the ropes. The fans cheer as Tito pumps his fists. Roop finally gets up and staggers around the ring as the Ref counts. Roop hops on the apron, Tito runs over but Roop rakes the eyes and snaps Tito's head on the top rope. Roop gets in the ring and works Tito over with stomps, then grabs the top rope and drops several knees. Roop picks up Tito, clamps on a hammerlock and slams him down. Roop stomps away on the shoulder then hoists Tito up and executes the shoulder breaker 1..2..Tito gets his foot on the rope. Roop is furious and berates the Ref. Roop picks up Tito and attempts a suplex but Tito blocks it and suplexes Roop back! Both men are lying there. The Ref starts the count and both men stagger up at 8. Roop kicks Tito low then puts him down with a rabbit punch to the back. Roop drops several axe handles on the back, then hoists Tito up and hits a backbreaker 1..2..Tito barley gets his shoulder up. Roop is outraged and yells at the Ref. Roop swings Tito to the ropes and goes for a back drop but Tito kicks him. Tito slowly punches away on Roop then turns it up and hammers away, swings Roop into the turnbuckles, Roop hits hard and staggers into a back drop. Roop is dazed as he slowly rises, Tito runs by him, swings off the ropes and comes back with the flying forearm blast 1..2..3! Huge Pop as Tito is on his knees with an exhausted look. The Ref reaches down and raises his arm.
Winner of the Match- Tito Santana
Tito is standing with Lance at the podium. Tito is catching his breath.
Lance: It's now official, you will face Terry Funk on July 16th in the Liberty Bowl Stadium at Summer Blast for the TNT Title. How does it feel?
Tito: Feels great Lance. I came here and that was my goal and I had to fight a lot of hard battles to get here. I have a ton of respect for Terry Funk and look forward to facing him.
There's a big stir as Terry Funk comes to the podium with the belt on his shoulder.
Lance: The TNT Champ, Terry Funk!
Terry: These people know who I am Lance. (Looks at Tito) I know what you've been doing. Don't you people see what's been going on? Tito Santana came in here and rubbed shoulders with me and manipulated his way into a TNT title shot. You might have been able to fool everybody here but you don't fool me. You could of just been man enough and challenged me to a match face to face.
Tito: Hold on Terry, I don't know what you're talking about. All I did was watch your back a couple times. As far as my title match goes, I earned it. I don't play games. I compete in the ring and the goal is to become champion. I'm a competitor, simple as that.
Terry: (Slow clap) You're real good. Bravo. You can spin it however you want but at Summer Blast, there's no way you're taking this title from me. You don't stand a chance!
The show ends with an intense stare down.
Summer Blast 84
July 16th, Liberty Bowl Stadium, Memphis TN
AWA World Title Bout
Hulk Hogan (C) vs. Jumbo Tsuruta w/Stan Stasiak
AWA World Tag Title Bout
Road Warriors (C) w/Paul Ellering vs. Decimation w/Stan Stasiak
AWA World Light Heavyweight Title Bout
Brad Armstrong (C) vs. Steve O or Denny Brown
TNT Title Bout
Terry Funk (C) vs. Tito Santana
AWA Southern Tag Title Bout
Fabulous Ones (C) vs. Mr. Wrestling 2/3
6 Man STEEL CAGE Match!!!
Jerry 'The King' Lawler, Dream Machine, Mystery Partner
'King' Carl Fergie, Honkytonk Man, 'Master G' George Wells w/Jimmy Hart