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    1983 Project General Chatter Thread

    I also think we should look at the list 3 lists that we have. There are some big names missing from the last one like Bigelow, Liger, Nord, Yokozuna, Babydoll, Madusa and managers like Miss.Elizabeth and Women.
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    1983 Project General Chatter Thread

    January is fine
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    Memphis: CWA WRESTLING

    sorry for the double post. first was too small and hard to read.
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    Memphis: CWA WRESTLING

    CWA WRESTLING: 12/17/1983: MSC STUDIOS (Memphis) SHOWN THROUGHOUT TENNESSEE, ARKANSAS, KENTUCKY, AND PARTS OF MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI AND INDIANA. Lance Russell: "Hello again, everybody! Lance Russell and Dave Brown here again for CWA Wrestling in Memphis, TN. Let’s get right to our first segment, “This Week in the CWA.” Dave take it away. Dave Brown: Well thank you Lance and great to be with you and all the wrestling fans here in the CWA. Since our last show in late November so much has happened so let’s get everybody caught up on the going-ons here in the CWA. First let’s start with a few major announcements from our President of the CWA, Mr. Ed Marlin. 1. First of all, after a lot of wheeling and dealing, the CWA has bought the rights to control the wrestling scene in the great state of Arkansas. CWA will now run shows in such wonderful cities as Little Rock, Jonesboro and Fayetteville. We will also be seen each and every Saturday night on KARK Channel 4 out of Little Rock, Arkansas. Since the area we will now be covering is growing by leaps and bounds, the travel schedule was also in need of repair. So, in order to provide our fans with the best quality, the schedule will be as follows. Every Monday night we will still be at the Mid-South Coliseum. The CWA will then go on tour every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each week will travel to a different state. One week will be Arkansas followed by Mississippi followed by Tennessee and then to Kentucky. For those great fans in the area who want to see us right here in studio, our TV tapings will now be at 7:00 pm every Tuesday night. Each of our affiliates will be able to choose the best time slot on when to show it. 2. Also being added to the great list of CWA cities will be Chattanooga, TN, Knoxville, TN and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 3. The CWA, while still being loyal participants in both the AWA and the NWA will now have their own champion. The Continental Heavyweight Champion will be the most important title in our promotion and the first ever champion will be crowned next month in the Mid-South Coliseum. We will also retain The AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship and the NWA Mid-American Heavyweight Championship. More information on the tournament to crown a new champion will be given in the coming weeks. I will also give additional information on Lars Anderson and the defunct CWA Television Title. 2. CHAMPIONS ROLL CALL AWA SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: JERRY “THE KING” LAWLER Jerry Lawler continues to have success defending his title here in the CWA. In late November, he had been taking on many of the current and former members of Sir Oliver Humperdink’s stable including Stan Hansen and Plowboy Frazier. Lawler did manage to escape each time with his title. In more recent times, Lawler has been challenged by a member of JR Foley’s Commonwealth, Rowdy Roddy Piper. This may prove to be his toughest challenge to date as Piper is capable of anything. Lawler still has a loftier goal in mind. He wants to be World Champion. He has recently wrestled AWA World Champion, Hulk Hogan to a 30 minute time draw and also wrestled NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Harley Race. In December, he will make a couple of appearances in the AWA while champion Hulk Hogan is touring Japan. He is hoping to endear himself to AWA President, Stanly Blackburn and earn another title shot with Hogan. If he can keep the Southern Heavyweight title away from Piper until December 26th, he will earn another title shot with Race. Race will be in the Mid-South Coliseum that night to face whoever is the Southern Heavyweight Champion. AWA SOUTHERN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Rock n Roll Express: After defeating Sir Oliver Humperdink’s team, The Japanese Assassins in a scaffold match in the Mid-South Coliseum, the Rock n Roll express are waiting to see which CWA team will become the new #1 contenders. They already have a major opponent lined up for the Super Card at the Mid-South Coliseum on December 26th. That’s right folks, you heard it here first, Afa and Sika, the Wild Samoans are coming to town in an attempt to capture the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles. Just like Jerry Lawler, The Rock n Roll Express are hoping to become World Champions. They already have a clean victory over the AWA World Champion, Road Warriors but that was to regain their Southern Titles which they had at first lost to the Road Warriors the night before. Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton traveled with Jerry Lawler on December 2nd and December 9th to the AWA trying to showcase their talents and earn another world title shot. NWA MID-AMERICAN CHAMPION: “Hacksaw” Butch Reed Butch Reed is despised by the fans here in the CWA as he is a member of Ernie Ladd’s Army. Ladd had been insulting the people of the area with his version of “Civil Rights” for months and his racist rhetoric has upset almost everybody. While he is not well liked, nobody can take away Butch Reed’s ability or his willingness to fight anybody. In his short time as champion, he has feuded with both Austin Idol and Bruiser Brody and has come out on top each and every time. He has also been in a bit of a tag team war with other members of the Army against the likes of Troy Graham, Junk Yard Dog and Mr. Wrestling II. Any one of those 5 wrestlers would love another shot at the Mid-American Title. We will just have to wait and see what happens next for Reed. NWA Mid-American Tag Team Title: Jules Strongbow and Mark Youngblood: This title was formerly the Mississippi Valley Tag Team Title and was held by Hacksaw Higgins and Moondog Moretti. To better the relationship between the CWA and the NWA, the title was renamed the NWA Mid-American Tag Title. This would give both the AWA and the NWA one singles title and one tag title in this promotion. In terms of the title holders, Strongbow and Youngblood had been feuding with Moondog Moretti and Hacksaw Higgins for the past couple of weeks. It seemed the Moretti and Higgins did not respect the accomplishments of Strongbow and Youngblood in other wrestling promotions nor did they respect the Indian culture. Strongbow and Youngblood never backed down and were able to defeat the champions in a match in Boonesville, Mississippi. Strongbow was able to catch Moretti in a Gory Special, a back to back backbreaker to gain the victory by submission. In a rematch for the title, Youngblood nailed Moretti with a back body drop and gained the 1..2..3… LARS ANDERSON AND THE TV TITLE? The CWA Board of Directors have decided to discontinue the Television Title. This is due in part to wanting to have more title matches available for the fans at none televised venues and in part due to the disappearance of the TV champ, Lars Anderson. Lars became the first ever CWA television champion and shortly after that his brother Gene appeared. The two brought back the Minnesota Wrecking Crew tag team and Lars was doing double duty with great success. All of a sudden, his other brother, Ole, appears in CWA and says he is after Lars for leaving him high and dry in a match in Georgia a few years ago against Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff. Lars refused to fight Ole saying he would not be good for the family to air their differences in front of the world. Ole did not except this and attacked Lars every opportunity he had. As Ole predicted, Lars seems to have run away again. Ole has also left the CWA and is in search of more revenge on Lars. Bill Ash also seems to left in search of another tag partner as 3. Major Roster changes: First of all, Sir Oliver Humperdink and his House of Humperdink is in shambles. The Japanese Assassins, Magic Dragon and Goro Tsurami were injured at the hands of the Rock n Roll Express in their Scaffold Match at the Mid-South Coliseum. They have both returned to Japan to seek medical attention for undisclosed injuries. When and if they return to the Memphis area has not yet been determined. Humperdink has also lost his other two main cogs in his stable. First, Sabu has made a decision to leave CWA to wrestle in another promotion. He cites Humperdink as the cause. He says Humperdink used him to do the tough work but never gave him the respect he deserved. Plowboy Stan Frazier turned on Humperdink in a match on December 10th when Humperdink and his new sidekick, Tojo Yamamoto decided to attack Austin Idol. Frazier was upset and the comments by Tojo and said enough was enough. Humperdink might be willing to sell his soul to the devil but Frazier could not back anyone who supported Yamamoto. 2. Tojo Yamamoto: Tojo had been by the side of Humperdink the last few weeks and everyone was wondering if he was a new member of the House of Humperdink. It turns out that Tojo was just helping his old friend while he waited for his managerial license to be granted here in the CWA. President Ed Marlin did grant that license this past week and now Tojo will be bringing in his new stable of destruction known as the Shogunate to the CWA. 3. Where does this leave Sir Oliver Humperdink? Well right now it leaves him with an empty house but he claims that he will be back better than ever. In fact, he will reveal one of his new members to us here tonight. 4. As if the tag team division was not already tough enough. The Commonwealth under the guide of JR Foley has traded Lumberjack Pierre to another member of the NWA for Luke Williams. That’s right folks, the original Sheepherders are back together. Luke Williams and Butch Miller have been reunited and that can only spell trouble for the likes of the Rock n Roll Express. Ernie Ladd and his Army: · Except for Hacksaw Reed, Ladd’s Army has not seen much success in the past few weeks. In fact, two members, King Cobra and Big Red Reese have left. This is in part due to a masked wrestler he takes every opportunity to attack any member of Ladd’s army that he can. This masked man has used chairs, brass knuckles and any other weapons that are available to him. King Cobra and Reese were able to corner him once and gain a little revenge and left him bloody but were not able to reveal his identity. Ladd swears to one and all that he knows who this masked man is and he will reveal his identity tonight. Ladd wasted no time in adding a new face to his army. He brought in 23 time champion, the Black Panther himself, Norvell Austin. This former member of the Midnight Express will be teamed with Porkchop Cash as they form the Midnight Bruise Brothers. · The Army is also struggling to deal with the likes of Junk Yard Dog and Mr. Wresting II. JYD appeared on the scene as he was upset at Ladd for calling anyone he disagreed with a racist or Uncle Tom. JYD wanted to restore the improved relationship between the white and black population in this region and thought that his idea of respect would go a long way. He defeated Ladd on numerous occasions but the numbers were always against him. He would defeat Ladd but then the rest of the army was just too much. The Dog brought in his old buddy, Mr. Wrestling II, and together they have Ladd’s Army in running for cover. Ladd recently called in some re-enforcements. Let’s see where this all goes. With a group that already includes Porkchop Cash, Butch Reed and Ernie Ladd and then you add Norvell Austin, they are a force to be reckoned with. · RULE CHANGE: The CWA and its Board of Directors has decided to legalize the piledriver. Lance Russell: “Wow Dave some amazing happening here in the CWA. What a show we have tonight but before we get to the ring, we need to take a quick break. >> Promo run down of the upcoming schedule for the CWA! December 19: Memphis, Tennessee at the Mid-South Coliseum December 21: Little Rock, Arkansas at the Barton Coliseum December 22: Jonesboro, Arkansas at the ASU Arena December 23: Fayetteville, Arkansas at the Barnhill Arena Lance Russell: Well Sir Oliver Humperdink. Your House seems to be somewhat of a mess of late. Sir Oliver Humperdink: Shut up Pencil Nose. What do you know? My stable of wrestlers is at an all-time high. I will control the CWA in a very short time. Lance Russell: That is news to me. Ah, the last time I checked, your stable is empty. The Japanese Assassins have returned to Japan, Tojo Yamamoto has asked for and been granted his Managerial License and Plowboy Frazier was so outraged by your behavior that he has left you. Sir Oliver Humperdink: Little do you know. Oh how little do you know. My source of wealth is so massive that as one leaves I just buy new and better talent. Did you see those cowards, The Japanese Assassins in the scaffold match against the Rock n Roll Express? They better have returned to Japan or else they would have felt my wrath. I cannot stomach their lack of heart. They are pathetic and very, very replaceable. As for Plowboy Frazier. That fat no good traitor. I will spend every waken moment obtaining two goals. First, to control ALL CHAMPIONSHIPS here in the CWA and the second will be to rid this promotion on FAT DOUGHBOY FRAZIER. As for Tojo Yamamoto, I have no hard feelings. He is a true champion and a great man. I am sure that he will do a wonderful job as a manager. Lance Russell: So you do in fact have a new stable of wrestlers. Sir Oliver Humperdink: I have spent a massive amount of money and over the next 3 or 4 weeks you will see the great stable that I have amassed. In fact, right now, I will escort my newest member of the House of Humperdink to the ring and you will see total destruction. The fans here in Memphis will be in awe of the viciousness of my new wrestler. Lance Russell: Well fans, let’s see Sir Oliver Humperdink’s new wrestler MATCH #1: Buzz Sawyer with Sir Oliver Humperdink vs Mike Jackson Mike Jackson is a newcomer to the CWA but he gets a warm welcome by the fans because they already know that he will be against Sir Oliver Humperdink and his new man. They know very little of Buzz Sawyer but he is yelling, screaming and barking on his way to the ring but that is only the half of it. Humperdink is actually leading him to the ring by a dog chain attached to a dog collar. This man truly is a Mad Dog. Sawyer is not a tall man at 5’11 but he is well built at 240 pounds. As the bell sounds, he charges at Mike Jackson and just overwhelms him with power and speed. This match is a total squash that shows Sawyer is a maniacal maniac. He rips at Jackson’s face and bites him several times in the head. After an Irish Whip he hits a huge powerslam. As ref Jerry Calhoun begins the count, Humperdink yells at Sawyer who picks up Jackson and continues the beating. This time, he climbs to the top rope and soars through the air and nails Jackson with a massive death leap. Humperdink allows the 3 count this time and then he rushes into the ring and quickly attaches the dog chain to Sawyer’s collar and leads the barking maniac to the locker room. Some of those in the TV audience seem afraid as Sawyer passes by. Buzz Sawyer wins by pin in 2:38. Lance Russell: Well that Sawyer is not playing with a full deck but neither is his manager. I wonder what else Humperdink has instore for us over the next few weeks. Next on today’s program is an interview with someone called the Dream Machine? I am not sure who this and am a little in the dark as to who my next guess is going to be. Lance Russell: Well, well well. My next guest, who is calling himself the Dream Machine is none other than the masked man who has been terrorizing Ernie Ladd’s Army over the past two weeks. The Dream Machine: That’s right Lance. It is time. It is time to reveal myself to the fans and to introduce my goal. I have been listening to Ladd and his nonsense for too long now. I can’t take it no longer. Our fans need someone to stand up for what is right. Ladd is only about Ladd and tries to come off as some Civil Rights leader. He is not a leader. He is a gangster. He steals. He assaults. Then he claims that he is the victim. He claims black power. We have seen in recent weeks JYD, a beloved black wrestler proclaim that Ladd is a fake. Today I would like to introduce to you my partners in the organization known as Sweet Dreams. Lance Russell: My oh My. If it is none other than Tony Atlas. I must admit that I am not familiar with your other partner. Tony Atlas: Lance Russell, this is Sweet Brown Sugar. My good friend JYD called me and told me that Ladd is at it again up in Memphis and that the Dream Machine here was fighting back. I know Ladd. Have known him for a while. He is a snake and he don’t every change. I know that he never fights fair. It is always 2 on1 or 3 on 2. Well guess what, the odds are now in our favor. Reed, you think you are all big and bad. Well take a look at these. Atlas: That’s right Reed. You are no longer the strongest around. I am coming for you. And the man to my right may be called Sweet but he is the greatest athlete you have ever seen. Sweet Brown Sugar: Thank you for the kind words Tony. I am happy to be here. I am happy to defend the future of America. If this country is going to continue to succeed, we need to find a way to get along. People like Ladd and his puppets are trying to pull us into the gutter but I will allow it. Dream Machine, Atlas and Myself are here to bring you a brighter future. Ladd, beware. We are coming for you. You won’t know where. You won’t now when but trust me brotha, we will get you! Lance Russell: Well this is very interesting. It seems like we have a war brewing here. I also have a bit of information for you folks. It seems that Ladd’s behavior has prompted a story in the most recent edition of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. The article questions if anyone can stop Ernie and his band of followers. Well it seems these men who were just out here are going to try. President Ed Marlin got a call this morning from someone else he is going to try and put an end to Ladd. That’s right folks, the 8th Wonder of the World is on his way to Memphis and the CWA has already sanctioned a match at the Mid-South Coliseum for December 26th with Andre the Giant taking on Ernie Ladd! What a night of action that is going to be. We need to take a break before we get to our next match. Lance Russell: Well let’s get back to the ring for some tag team action. This will be the first time we are seeing the team known as the Kansas Jayhawks in action. Match #2: The Kansas Jayhawks vs Ted Allen and Roy Lee Welch The speakers begin to blare “My heroes have always been Cowboys by Willie Nelson as the Jayhawks make their way to the ring. As soon as the contestants walk out to the ring, the crowd realizes that “Dirty” Dutch Mantell” is one of the members of the Kansas Jayhawks. Mantell, and his partner, Bobby Jaggers come to the ring wearing black cowboy hats and carrying bull whips. The crowd remembers how dirty Dutch can be from his last stint in Memphis. The match is not a complete squash match as both Allen and Welch have some very good technical skill but in the end, Mantell and Jaggers prove to be just too much. The match ends when Mantell hits Welch with a huge leaping elbow to the mid-section. A quick tag to Jaggers for a top rope elbow drop and that was all she wrote. The Kansas Jayhawks defeat Welch and Allen in 5:54 Lance Russell: Well Dutch. We have not seen you in these parts in over a year. What brings you back? Dutch Mantell: First of all, the man standing next to me is “The Hangman,” Bobby Jaggers. He is a 13 time champion including the Florida Heavyweight Title holder. We are here for one reason and one reason only. We are going to take those NWA Mid-American Tag Belts. We are sick and tired of what has been going on around here. Bobby Jaggers: You got that right. While we have not been in Memphis, word travels in this industry. You have two Indians running around here talking heritage this and tradition that! It’s all a bunch of nonsense. Remember one thing you losers. You are sitting there on your reservations because you LOST to the United States. This war will be no different. You will lose again. This time to the Kansas Jayhawks. We are going to take those stupid headdresses and ram them down your throats and take your belts at the same time. Lance Russell: Well what else would you expect from Dutch Mantell and whoever he is with but I will tell you something. When Dutch sets his mind to things you can usually bring it to the bank. This is a situation we will have to keep our eye on. Lance Russell: I have heard that you are now in control of one of the greatest tag teams of our generation. Luke Williams is here in Memphis and has rejoined his former partner Butch Miller. JR FOLEY: That’s right Mr. Russell. I am not taking anything away from Lumberjack Pierre. He and Butch were having great success here but Butch called Luke back in New Zealand and rang my praises. Butch told Luke that together, the Commonwealth can rule wrestling. Luke is like a brother to Butch and trusted every word. Luke is in route right now and make no mistake about it. The Sheepherders are about to begin a reign a terror the CWA tag team division has never scene. They will make their CWA debut right here on TV next Saturday. Uneducated people of Memphis, get ready to see domination. Save your money. Maybe you don’t eat too many grits this week and buy a ticket to the studio show. You will see something you will never forget. I would like to turn it over now to the greatest wrestler known today. The main he can brawl. The man has the best technical skill. The future of wrestling. Mr. Roddy Piper. Roddy Piper: Lance Russell, the British Invasion is here and we are taking over! I just got off the phone with AWA President Stanly Blackburn and I am the new number one contender for the AWA Heavyweight Championship. I will wrestle and defeat Hulk Hogan on Christmas night. That’s right people. Not you’re pretend King, Jerry Lawler but little old me will be the next AWA Champion. After that, I will return to Memphis to enter the tournament for the first ever CWA Champion and I will win that belt to. The British Commonwealth is about to rule the American wrestling scene. Lance Russell: Well you can never guess what is going to happen next here on CWA wrestling. Piper might be the next AWA champion and the Sheepherders have been reunited and will be here next week in studio. Lance Russell: I am sorry Mr. Ladd but we do not have you scheduled at this time. In fact, I do not see you scheduled at all this evening. Ernie Ladd: Shut up Russell and listen. What was that nonsense I saw a little while ago? Team Sweet Dreams! That is a bunch of bull and you know. Everyone here should be smart enough to know exactly who has been attacking my army! Lance Russell: I can honestly tell you, I for one do not. Ernie Ladd: That would be a first. A white man talking honestly to a black man. I already told you once to shut up. Troy Graham get out from under that mask and fight for real. You think because you have some friends like JYD and Tony Atlas that we are going to just run away. Well brother, you have another thing coming. Next, who does Ed Marlin think he is? Just sanctioning a match for me against Andre the Dummy. Does he think that scares me? Does he think I will run away just because it is Andre the Dummy? He must be out of his mind. Andre the Dummy made the dumbest mistake of his career. Call me out in Memphis and now I am going to lay you out with a Big Boot to the side of your head you Big Dummy. Just wait to see the Big Dummy fall one day after Christmas. Also, my army continue to grow each and every day. You said earlier tonight that Big Red Reese and King Cobra left because of this punk called The Dream Machine. They didn’t leave. I sent them to do battle on another front. If and when I want them back, they will be here in a minutes notice. I have also added Norvell Austin to the cause. That’s right the former member of the great tag team, The Midnight Express. He and Porkchop Cash will form a new tag team called The Midnight Bruise Brothers and they will dominate the CWA tag division. Like the name Troy Graham? You used to be the loser half of the Bruise Brothers. Now I added the Black Panther and put him with Cash! Total Black Power. Total wrestling domination. Forget the little girls you call the Rock N Roll Express. Forget the Sheep Doers that Foley was talking about. The Midnight Bruise Brothers will be the next champions. This rat invested city of Memphis needs Ladd’s Army. Your politicians and police officers have gotten away with too much for too long. Memphis needs my army and so does CWA. Just because Tony Atlas and two cowards hiding under masks show up and call us out you think Black Power is defeated. Well you got another thing coming. Tell um Hacksaw! Hacksaw Butch Reed: Atlas, you think you flexing out here in front of these morons will intimidate me. I am here anytime you want. Ladd is fighting for a cause and you Uncle Tom won’t stand up for it. Forget that you are looking for me brother. I am looking for you. Next, Rowdy Roddy Piper. You skirt wearing sissy. If you think I am going to let you or any other pathetic wrestler here in Memphis win that tournament for the CWA Heavyweight Championship, you got another thing comin. But most important, I was just informed that at Starrcade on Christmas Night I will be defending my NWA Mid-American Title against that loser Austin Idol. I have already busted him open twice before and I can’t wait to do it again. This time it will be at the biggest NWA show of the year in Greensboro, North Carolina. What a time to be Hacksaw Butch Reed. Lance Russell: Wow, what an honor for Hacksaw Reed! To defend his title at Starrcade! He better be ready. We will be right back after this break with our Main Event. Lance Russell: Let’s get back to the ring for our Main Event. MATCH #3: AUSTIN IDOL VS MOONDOG MORETTTI Moondog Moretti has come to the ring in a really foul mood. He has yet to get over losing his NWA MID-AMERICAN TAG TITLES and is yelling and screaming at all the fans on the way to the ring. He is in full attire which includes a studded dog collar and studded wrist guards. Ref Jerry Calhoun demands he removes these which he reluctantly does. Austin Idol, dressed in a diamond studded vest and a bright green beret, struts his way to the ring carrying a bottle a champagne while YOU WANT TO TOUCH ME by Joan Jett bares through the speakers. He makes a quick stop at the interview desk on his way to the ring. Austin Idol: Lance, would you mind holding this for me. Lance Russell: Well I guess not. Ding. Ding. Ding. As the match gets under way, Moretti charges at Idol and catches him playing with the fans. Moretti stays on top of Idol for the first few minutes with a series of punches and elbows. After a huge powerslam by the 315 pound Moretti, he just missed the 3 count. Idol was able to kick out and rolled to the floor to get a breather. This will teach him to be ready when the bell rings. Idol catches Moretti with a shoulder block on his way back in the ring. From there Idol was all business. Idol beat Moretti pretty good for 3 or 4 minutes and then caught Moretti in a sleeper and that was all she wrote. Austin Idol defeated Moondog Moretti by submission at 9:32. Lance Russell: Congratulations on your victory tonight. That Moondog Moretti is one tough hombre. We are quickly running out of time tonight but I must ask. What is the champagne bottle for? Austin Idol: What do you think it is for? The Universal Heartthrob, Austin Idol is ready to celebrate. Ready to party! In just a few weeks, all the ladies will be running up to the limos asking to take a ride! A wild ride Lance if you know what I mean. In just a few short days, my buddy, Jerry “The King” Lawler will be the AWA World Champion. Celebration #1! It will be a wild night. That same night, the NWA got it right. It is Hack Butch Reed vs the beautiful one. Yours truly for the NWA Mid-American Title. Celebration #2! And then, CWA is holding a tournament to crown the first ever CWA Champion. Once again, that will be a victory for the man with the body that the girls can’t keep their hands off. Party #3! The champagne will be flowing down on Biel Street. The girls will be screaming my name. Lance Russell: Tojo, I am sorry but you have no business being out here. Tojo Yamamoto: Mis-tah Russell. I am veerry sorrty. Mis-tah Idol, I veerry sorrty. A few weeks ago, I try to hurt you. Mis-tah Humperdink ask for my help to hurt you. I make big miis-take. I was wrong. Austin Idol: I don’t know what game you are up to Yamamoto but I am not buying it. You better get out of here before the Heartthrob puts a beating on you. Tojo Yamamoto: Please, Mis-tah Idol, I veerry sorrty. I sorrty I not kill you when I had chance! Two large Asian wrestlers attack Idol from behind. The first one turns Idol around and blinds him with some type of green mist. They continue to chop and kick at him until he is a bloody mess. One of the wrestlers scoops him up not once but twice and hits him with two big suplexes right on the concrete floor.> Lance Russell: We need to get help out here. Please, someone from the back. Anyone. Folks, I am sorry for this but we are out of time for tonight. Again, please someone from the back. PROMO OF UPCOMING EVENTS AND A RUNDOWN OF MID-SOUTH COLISEUM 12/26/1983 · NWA CHAMPION VS AWA SOUTHERN CHAMPION · The Rock n Roll Express will be action · Ernie Ladd vs Andre The Giant · Bruiser Brody vs Abdullah the Butcher These great matches and much, much more! Voice Over: "The announcers on this program are selected and paid by parties other than this station, namely, the promoters of Championship Wrestling."
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    Memphis: CWA WRESTLING

    CWA WRESTLING: 12/17/1983: MSC STUDIOS (Memphis) SHOWN THROUGHOUT TENNESSEE, ARKANSAS, KENTUCKY, AND PARTS OF MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI AND INDIANA. Lance Russell: "Hello again, everybody! Lance Russell and Dave Brown here again for CWA Wrestling in Memphis, TN. Let’s get right to our first segment, “This Week in the CWA.” Dave take it away. Dave Brown: Well thank you Lance and great to be with you and all the wrestling fans here in the CWA. Since our last show in late November so much has happened so let’s get everybody caught up on the going-ons here in the CWA. First let’s start with a few major announcements from our President of the CWA, Mr. Ed Marlin. 1. First of all, after a lot of wheeling and dealing, the CWA has bought the rights to control the wrestling scene in the great state of Arkansas. CWA will now run shows in such wonderful cities as Little Rock, Jonesboro and Fayetteville. We will also be seen each and every Saturday night on KARK Channel 4 out of Little Rock, Arkansas. Since the area we will now be covering is growing by leaps and bounds, the travel schedule was also in need of repair. So, in order to provide our fans with the best quality, the schedule will be as follows. Every Monday night we will still be at the Mid-South Coliseum. The CWA will then go on tour every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each week will travel to a different state. One week will be Arkansas followed by Mississippi followed by Tennessee and then to Kentucky. For those great fans in the area who want to see us right here in studio, our TV tapings will now be at 7:00 pm every Tuesday night. Each of our affiliates will be able to choose the best time slot on when to show it. 2. Also being added to the great list of CWA cities will be Chattanooga, TN, Knoxville, TN and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 3. The CWA, while still being loyal participants in both the AWA and the NWA will now have their own champion. The Continental Heavyweight Champion will be the most important title in our promotion and the first ever champion will be crowned next month in the Mid-South Coliseum. We will also retain The AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship and the NWA Mid-American Heavyweight Championship. More information on the tournament to crown a new champion will be given in the coming weeks. I will also give additional information on Lars Anderson and the defunct CWA Television Title. 2. CHAMPIONS ROLL CALL https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSs81VziJA36hUyC3m4iCzpxuTARgql6l3jOP9NN7vgmlMMUwmM AWA SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: JERRY “THE KING” LAWLER Jerry Lawler continues to have success defending his title here in the CWA. In late November, he had been taking on many of the current and former members of Sir Oliver Humperdink’s stable including Stan Hansen and Plowboy Frazier. Lawler did manage to escape each time with his title. In more recent times, Lawler has been challenged by a member of JR Foley’s Commonwealth, Rowdy Roddy Piper. This may prove to be his toughest challenge to date as Piper is capable of anything. Lawler still has a loftier goal in mind. He wants to be World Champion. He has recently wrestled AWA World Champion, Hulk Hogan to a 30 minute time draw and also wrestled NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Harley Race. In December, he will make a couple of appearances in the AWA while champion Hulk Hogan is touring Japan. He is hoping to endear himself to AWA President, Stanly Blackburn and earn another title shot with Hogan. If he can keep the Southern Heavyweight title away from Piper until December 26th, he will earn another title shot with Race. Race will be in the Mid-South Coliseum that night to face whoever is the Southern Heavyweight Champion. AWA SOUTHERN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Rock n Roll Express: After defeating Sir Oliver Humperdink’s team, The Japanese Assassins in a scaffold match in the Mid-South Coliseum, the Rock n Roll express are waiting to see which CWA team will become the new #1 contenders. They already have a major opponent lined up for the Super Card at the Mid-South Coliseum on December 26th. That’s right folks, you heard it here first, Afa and Sika, the Wild Samoans are coming to town in an attempt to capture the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles. Just like Jerry Lawler, The Rock n Roll Express are hoping to become World Champions. They already have a clean victory over the AWA World Champion, Road Warriors but that was to regain their Southern Titles which they had at first lost to the Road Warriors the night before. Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton traveled with Jerry Lawler on December 2nd and December 9th to the AWA trying to showcase their talents and earn another world title shot. NWA MID-AMERICAN CHAMPION: “Hacksaw” Butch Reed Butch Reed is despised by the fans here in the CWA as he is a member of Ernie Ladd’s Army. Ladd had been insulting the people of the area with his version of “Civil Rights” for months and his racist rhetoric has upset almost everybody. While he is not well liked, nobody can take away Butch Reed’s ability or his willingness to fight anybody. In his short time as champion, he has feuded with both Austin Idol and Bruiser Brody and has come out on top each and every time. He has also been in a bit of a tag team war with other members of the Army against the likes of Troy Graham, Junk Yard Dog and Mr. Wrestling II. Any one of those 5 wrestlers would love another shot at the Mid-American Title. We will just have to wait and see what happens next for Reed. NWA Mid-American Tag Team Title: Jules Strongbow and Mark Youngblood: This title was formerly the Mississippi Valley Tag Team Title and was held by Hacksaw Higgins and Moondog Moretti. To better the relationship between the CWA and the NWA, the title was renamed the NWA Mid-American Tag Title. This would give both the AWA and the NWA one singles title and one tag title in this promotion. In terms of the title holders, Strongbow and Youngblood had been feuding with Moondog Moretti and Hacksaw Higgins for the past couple of weeks. It seemed the Moretti and Higgins did not respect the accomplishments of Strongbow and Youngblood in other wrestling promotions nor did they respect the Indian culture. Strongbow and Youngblood never backed down and were able to defeat the champions in a match in Boonesville, Mississippi. Strongbow was able to catch Moretti in a Gory Special, a back to back backbreaker to gain the victory by submission. In a rematch for the title, Youngblood nailed Moretti with a back body drop and gained the 1..2..3… LARS ANDERSON AND THE TV TITLE? The CWA Board of Directors have decided to discontinue the Television Title. This is due in part to wanting to have more title matches available for the fans at none televised venues and in part due to the disappearance of the TV champ, Lars Anderson. Lars became the first ever CWA television champion and shortly after that his brother Gene appeared. The two brought back the Minnesota Wrecking Crew tag team and Lars was doing double duty with great success. All of a sudden, his other brother, Ole, appears in CWA and says he is after Lars for leaving him high and dry in a match in Georgia a few years ago against Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff. Lars refused to fight Ole saying he would not be good for the family to air their differences in front of the world. Ole did not except this and attacked Lars every opportunity he had. As Ole predicted, Lars seems to have run away again. Ole has also left the CWA and is in search of more revenge on Lars. Bill Ash also seems to left in search of another tag partner as 3. Major Roster changes: First of all, Sir Oliver Humperdink and his House of Humperdink is in shambles. The Japanese Assassins, Magic Dragon and Goro Tsurami were injured at the hands of the Rock n Roll Express in their Scaffold Match at the Mid-South Coliseum. They have both returned to Japan to seek medical attention for undisclosed injuries. When and if they return to the Memphis area has not yet been determined. Humperdink has also lost his other two main cogs in his stable. First, Sabu has made a decision to leave CWA to wrestle in another promotion. He cites Humperdink as the cause. He says Humperdink used him to do the tough work but never gave him the respect he deserved. Plowboy Stan Frazier turned on Humperdink in a match on December 10th when Humperdink and his new sidekick, Tojo Yamamoto decided to attack Austin Idol. Frazier was upset and the comments by Tojo and said enough was enough. Humperdink might be willing to sell his soul to the devil but Frazier could not back anyone who supported Yamamoto. 2. Tojo Yamamoto: Tojo had been by the side of Humperdink the last few weeks and everyone was wondering if he was a new member of the House of Humperdink. It turns out that Tojo was just helping his old friend while he waited for his managerial license to be granted here in the CWA. President Ed Marlin did grant that license this past week and now Tojo will be bringing in his new stable of destruction known as the Shogunate to the CWA. 3. Where does this leave Sir Oliver Humperdink? Well right now it leaves him with an empty house but he claims that he will be back better than ever. In fact, he will reveal one of his new members to us here tonight. 4. As if the tag team division was not already tough enough. The Commonwealth under the guide of JR Foley has traded Lumberjack Pierre to another member of the NWA for Luke Williams. That’s right folks, the original Sheepherders are back together. Luke Williams and Butch Miller have been reunited and that can only spell trouble for the likes of the Rock n Roll Express. Ernie Ladd and his Army: · Except for Hacksaw Reed, Ladd’s Army has not seen much success in the past few weeks. In fact, two members, King Cobra and Big Red Reese have left. This is in part due to a masked wrestler he takes every opportunity to attack any member of Ladd’s army that he can. This masked man has used chairs, brass knuckles and any other weapons that are available to him. King Cobra and Reese were able to corner him once and gain a little revenge and left him bloody but were not able to reveal his identity. Ladd swears to one and all that he knows who this masked man is and he will reveal his identity tonight. Ladd wasted no time in adding a new face to his army. He brought in 23 time champion, the Black Panther himself, Norvell Austin. This former member of the Midnight Express will be teamed with Porkchop Cash as they form the Midnight Bruise Brothers. · The Army is also struggling to deal with the likes of Junk Yard Dog and Mr. Wresting II. JYD appeared on the scene as he was upset at Ladd for calling anyone he disagreed with a racist or Uncle Tom. JYD wanted to restore the improved relationship between the white and black population in this region and thought that his idea of respect would go a long way. He defeated Ladd on numerous occasions but the numbers were always against him. He would defeat Ladd but then the rest of the army was just too much. The Dog brought in his old buddy, Mr. Wrestling II, and together they have Ladd’s Army in running for cover. Ladd recently called in some re-enforcements. Let’s see where this all goes. With a group that already includes Porkchop Cash, Butch Reed and Ernie Ladd and then you add Norvell Austin, they are a force to be reckoned with. · RULE CHANGE: The CWA and its Board of Directors has decided to legalize the piledriver. Lance Russell: “Wow Dave some amazing happening here in the CWA. What a show we have tonight but before we get to the ring, we need to take a quick break. >> Promo run down of the upcoming schedule for the CWA! December 3: Fort Knox, KY at Armed Services Gammon Center December 19: Memphis, Tennessee at the Mid-South Coliseum December 21: Little Rock, Arkansas at the Barton Coliseum December 22: Jonesboro, Arkansas at the ASU Arena December 23: Fayetteville, Arkansas at the Barnhill Arena Lance Russell: Well Sir Oliver Humperdink. Your House seems to be somewhat of a mess of late. Sir Oliver Humperdink: Shut up Pencil Nose. What do you know? My stable of wrestlers is at an all-time high. I will control the CWA in a very short time. Lance Russell: That is news to me. Ah, the last time I checked, your stable is empty. The Japanese Assassins have returned to Japan, Tojo Yamamoto has asked for and been granted his Managerial License and Plowboy Frazier was so outraged by your behavior that he has left you. Sir Oliver Humperdink: Little do you know. Oh how little do you know. My source of wealth is so massive that as one leaves I just buy new and better talent. Did you see those cowards, The Japanese Assassins in the scaffold match against the Rock n Roll Express? They better have returned to Japan or else they would have felt my wrath. I cannot stomach their lack of heart. They are pathetic and very, very replaceable. As for Plowboy Frazier. That fat no good traitor. I will spend every waken moment obtaining two goals. First, to control ALL CHAMPIONSHIPS here in the CWA and the second will be to rid this promotion on FAT DOUGHBOY FRAZIER. As for Tojo Yamamoto, I have no hard feelings. He is a true champion and a great man. I am sure that he will do a wonderful job as a manager. Lance Russell: So you do in fact have a new stable of wrestlers. Sir Oliver Humperdink: I have spent a massive amount of money and over the next 3 or 4 weeks you will see the great stable that I have amassed. In fact, right now, I will escort my newest member of the House of Humperdink to the ring and you will see total destruction. The fans here in Memphis will be in awe of the viciousness of my new wrestler. Lance Russell: Well fans, let’s see Sir Oliver Humperdink’s new wrestler MATCH #1: Buzz Sawyer with Sir Oliver Humperdink vs Mike Jackson Mike Jackson is a newcomer to the CWA but he gets a warm welcome by the fans because they already know that he will be against Sir Oliver Humperdink and his new man. They know very little of Buzz Sawyer but he is yelling, screaming and barking on his way to the ring but that is only the half of it. Humperdink is actually leading him to the ring by a dog chain attached to a dog collar. This man truly is a Mad Dog. Sawyer is not a tall man at 5’11 but he is well built at 240 pounds. As the bell sounds, he charges at Mike Jackson and just overwhelms him with power and speed. This match is a total squash that shows Sawyer is a maniacal maniac. He rips at Jackson’s face and bites him several times in the head. After an Irish Whip he hits a huge powerslam. As ref Jerry Calhoun begins the count, Humperdink yells at Sawyer who picks up Jackson and continues the beating. This time, he climbs to the top rope and soars through the air and nails Jackson with a massive death leap. Humperdink allows the 3 count this time and then he rushes into the ring and quickly attaches the dog chain to Sawyer’s collar and leads the barking maniac to the locker room. Some of those in the TV audience seem afraid as Sawyer passes by. Buzz Sawyer wins by pin in 2:38. Lance Russell: Well that Sawyer is not playing with a full deck but neither is his manager. I wonder what else Humperdink has instore for us over the next few weeks. Next on today’s program is an interview with someone called the Dream Machine? I am not sure who this and am a little in the dark as to who my next guess is going to be. Lance Russell: Well, well well. My next guest, who is calling himself the Dream Machine is none other than the masked man who has been terrorizing Ernie Ladd’s Army over the past two weeks. The Dream Machine: That’s right Lance. It is time. It is time to reveal myself to the fans and to introduce my goal. I have been listening to Ladd and his nonsense for too long now. I can’t take it no longer. Our fans need someone to stand up for what is right. Ladd is only about Ladd and tries to come off as some Civil Rights leader. He is not a leader. He is a gangster. He steals. He assaults. Then he claims that he is the victim. He claims black power. We have seen in recent weeks JYD, a beloved black wrestler proclaim that Ladd is a fake. Today I would like to introduce to you my partners in the organization known as Sweet Dreams. Lance Russell: My oh My. If it is none other than Tony Atlas. I must admit that I am not familiar with your other partner. Tony Atlas: Lance Russell, this is Sweet Brown Sugar. My good friend JYD called me and told me that Ladd is at it again up in Memphis and that the Dream Machine here was fighting back. I know Ladd. Have known him for a while. He is a snake and he don’t every change. I know that he never fights fair. It is always 2 on1 or 3 on 2. Well guess what, the odds are now in our favor. Reed, you think you are all big and bad. Well take a look at these. Atlas: That’s right Reed. You are no longer the strongest around. I am coming for you. And the man to my right may be called Sweet but he is the greatest athlete you have ever seen. Sweet Brown Sugar: Thank you for the kind words Tony. I am happy to be here. I am happy to defend the future of America. If this country is going to continue to succeed, we need to find a way to get along. People like Ladd and his puppets are trying to pull us into the gutter but I will allow it. Dream Machine, Atlas and Myself are here to bring you a brighter future. Ladd, beware. We are coming for you. You won’t know where. You won’t now when but trust me brotha, we will get you! Lance Russell: Well this is very interesting. It seems like we have a war brewing here. I also have a bit of information for you folks. It seems that Ladd’s behavior has prompted a story in the most recent edition of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. The article questions if anyone can stop Ernie and his band of followers. Well it seems these men who were just out here are going to try. President Ed Marlin got a call this morning from someone else he is going to try and put an end to Ladd. That’s right folks, the 8th Wonder of the World is on his way to Memphis and the CWA has already sanctioned a match at the Mid-South Coliseum for December 26th with Andre the Giant taking on Ernie Ladd! What a night of action that is going to be. We need to take a break before we get to our next match. Lance Russell: Well let’s get back to the ring for some tag team action. This will be the first time we are seeing the team known as the Kansas Jayhawks in action. Match #2: The Kansas Jayhawks vs Ted Allen and Roy Lee Welch The speakers begin to blare “My heroes have always been Cowboys by Willie Nelson as the Jayhawks make their way to the ring. As soon as the contestants walk out to the ring, the crowd realizes that “Dirty” Dutch Mantell” is one of the members of the Kansas Jayhawks. Mantell, and his partner, Bobby Jaggers come to the ring wearing black cowboy hats and carrying bull whips. The crowd remembers how dirty Dutch can be from his last stint in Memphis. The match is not a complete squash match as both Allen and Welch have some very good technical skill but in the end, Mantell and Jaggers prove to be just too much. The match ends when Mantell hits Welch with a huge leaping elbow to the mid-section. A quick tag to Jaggers for a top rope elbow drop and that was all she wrote. The Kansas Jayhawks defeat Welch and Allen in 5:54 Lance Russell: Well Dutch. We have not seen you in these parts in over a year. What brings you back? Dutch Mantell: First of all, the man standing next to me is “The Hangman,” Bobby Jaggers. He is a 13 time champion including the Florida Heavyweight Title holder. We are here for one reason and one reason only. We are going to take those NWA Mid-American Tag Belts. We are sick and tired of what has been going on around here. Bobby Jaggers: You got that right. While we have not been in Memphis, word travels in this industry. You have two Indians running around here talking heritage this and tradition that! It’s all a bunch of nonsense. Remember one thing you losers. You are sitting there on your reservations because you LOST to the United States. This war will be no different. You will lose again. This time to the Kansas Jayhawks. We are going to take those stupid headdresses and ram them down your throats and take your belts at the same time. Lance Russell: Well what else would you expect from Dutch Mantell and whoever he is with but I will tell you something. When Dutch sets his mind to things you can usually bring it to the bank. This is a situation we will have to keep our eye on. Lance Russell: I have heard that you are now in control of one of the greatest tag teams of our generation. Luke Williams is here in Memphis and has rejoined his former partner Butch Miller. JR FOLEY: That’s right Mr. Russell. I am not taking anything away from Lumberjack Pierre. He and Butch were having great success here but Butch called Luke back in New Zealand and rang my praises. Butch told Luke that together, the Commonwealth can rule wrestling. Luke is like a brother to Butch and trusted every word. Luke is in route right now and make no mistake about it. The Sheepherders are about to begin a reign a terror the CWA tag team division has never scene. They will make their CWA debut right here on TV next Saturday. Uneducated people of Memphis, get ready to see domination. Save your money. Maybe you don’t eat too many grits this week and buy a ticket to the studio show. You will see something you will never forget. I would like to turn it over now to the greatest wrestler known today. The main he can brawl. The man has the best technical skill. The future of wrestling. Mr. Roddy Piper. Roddy Piper: Lance Russell, the British Invasion is here and we are taking over! I just got off the phone with AWA President Stanly Blackburn and I am the new number one contender for the AWA Heavyweight Championship. I will wrestle and defeat Hulk Hogan on Christmas night. That’s right people. Not you’re pretend King, Jerry Lawler but little old me will be the next AWA Champion. After that, I will return to Memphis to enter the tournament for the first ever CWA Champion and I will win that belt to. The British Commonwealth is about to rule the American wrestling scene. Lance Russell: Well you can never guess what is going to happen next here on CWA wrestling. Piper might be the next AWA champion and the Sheepherders have been reunited and will be here next week in studio. Lance Russell: I am sorry Mr. Ladd but we do not have you scheduled at this time. In fact, I do not see you scheduled at all this evening. Ernie Ladd: Shut up Russell and listen. What was that nonsense I saw a little while ago? Team Sweet Dreams! That is a bunch of bull and you know. Everyone here should be smart enough to know exactly who has been attacking my army! Lance Russell: I can honestly tell you, I for one do not. Ernie Ladd: That would be a first. A white man talking honestly to a black man. I already told you once to shut up. Troy Graham get out from under that mask and fight for real. You think because you have some friends like JYD and Tony Atlas that we are going to just run away. Well brother, you have another thing coming. Next, who does Ed Marlin think he is? Just sanctioning a match for me against Andre the Dummy. Does he think that scares me? Does he think I will run away just because it is Andre the Dummy? He must be out of his mind. Andre the Dummy made the dumbest mistake of his career. Call me out in Memphis and now I am going to lay you out with a Big Boot to the side of your head you Big Dummy. Just wait to see the Big Dummy fall one day after Christmas. Also, my army continue to grow each and every day. You said earlier tonight that Big Red Reese and King Cobra left because of this punk called The Dream Machine. They didn’t leave. I sent them to do battle on another front. If and when I want them back, they will be here in a minutes notice. I have also added Norvell Austin to the cause. That’s right the former member of the great tag team, The Midnight Express. He and Porkchop Cash will form a new tag team called The Midnight Bruise Brothers and they will dominate the CWA tag division. Like the name Troy Graham? You used to be the loser half of the Bruise Brothers. Now I added the Black Panther and put him with Cash! Total Black Power. Total wrestling domination. Forget the little girls you call the Rock N Roll Express. Forget the Sheep Doers that Foley was talking about. The Midnight Bruise Brothers will be the next champions. This rat invested city of Memphis needs Ladd’s Army. Your politicians and police officers have gotten away with too much for too long. Memphis needs my army and so does CWA. Just because Tony Atlas and two cowards hiding under masks show up and call us out you think Black Power is defeated. Well you got another thing coming. Tell um Hacksaw! Hacksaw Butch Reed: Atlas, you think you flexing out here in front of these morons will intimidate me. I am here anytime you want. Ladd is fighting for a cause and you Uncle Tom won’t stand up for it. Forget that you are looking for me brother. I am looking for you. Next, Rowdy Roddy Piper. You skirt wearing sissy. If you think I am going to let you or any other pathetic wrestler here in Memphis win that tournament for the CWA Heavyweight Championship, you got another thing comin. But most important, I was just informed that at Starrcade on Christmas Night I will be defending my NWA Mid-American Title against that loser Austin Idol. I have already busted him open twice before and I can’t wait to do it again. This time it will be at the biggest NWA show of the year in Greensboro, North Carolina. What a time to be Hacksaw Butch Reed. Lance Russell: Wow, what an honor for Hacksaw Reed! To defend his title at Starrcade! He better be ready. We will be right back after this break with our Main Event. Lance Russell: Let’s get back to the ring for our Main Event. MATCH #3: AUSTIN IDOL VS MOONDOG MORETTTI Moondog Moretti has come to the ring in a really foul mood. He has yet to get over losing his NWA MID-AMERICAN TAG TITLES and is yelling and screaming at all the fans on the way to the ring. He is in full attire which includes a studded dog collar and studded wrist guards. Ref Jerry Calhoun demands he removes these which he reluctantly does. Austin Idol, dressed in a diamond studded vest and a bright green beret, struts his way to the ring carrying a bottle a champagne while YOU WANT TO TOUCH ME by Joan Jett bares through the speakers. He makes a quick stop at the interview desk on his way to the ring. Austin Idol: Lance, would you mind holding this for me. Lance Russell: Well I guess not. Ding. Ding. Ding. As the match gets under way, Moretti charges at Idol and catches him playing with the fans. Moretti stays on top of Idol for the first few minutes with a series of punches and elbows. After a huge powerslam by the 315 pound Moretti, he just missed the 3 count. Idol was able to kick out and rolled to the floor to get a breather. This will teach him to be ready when the bell rings. Idol catches Moretti with a shoulder block on his way back in the ring. From there Idol was all business. Idol beat Moretti pretty good for 3 or 4 minutes and then caught Moretti in a sleeper and that was all she wrote. Austin Idol defeated Moondog Moretti by submission at 9:32. Lance Russell: Congratulations on your victory tonight. That Moondog Moretti is one tough hombre. We are quickly running out of time tonight but I must ask. What is the champagne bottle for? Austin Idol: What do you think it is for? The Universal Heartthrob, Austin Idol is ready to celebrate. Ready to party! In just a few weeks, all the ladies will be running up to the limos asking to take a ride! A wild ride Lance if you know what I mean. In just a few short days, my buddy, Jerry “The King” Lawler will be the AWA World Champion. Celebration #1! It will be a wild night. That same night, the NWA got it right. It is Hack Butch Reed vs the beautiful one. Yours truly for the NWA Mid-American Title. Celebration #2! And then, CWA is holding a tournament to crown the first ever CWA Champion. Once again, that will be a victory for the man with the body that the girls can’t keep their hands off. Party #3! The champagne will be flowing down on Biel Street. The girls will be screaming my name. Lance Russell: Tojo, I am sorry but you have no business being out here. Tojo Yamamoto: Mis-tah Russell. I am veerry sorrty. Mis-tah Idol, I veerry sorrty. A few weeks ago, I try to hurt you. Mis-tah Humperdink ask for my help to hurt you. I make big miis-take. I was wrong. Austin Idol: I don’t know what game you are up to Yamamoto but I am not buying it. You better get out of here before the Heartthrob puts a beating on you. Tojo Yamamoto: Please, Mis-tah Idol, I veerry sorrty. I sorrty I not kill you when I had chance! Two large Asian wrestlers attack Idol from behind. The first one turns Idol around and blinds him with some type of green mist. They continue to chop and kick at him until he is a bloody mess. One of the wrestlers scoops him up not once but twice and hits him with two big suplexes right on the concrete floor.> Lance Russell: We need to get help out here. Please, someone from the back. Anyone. Folks, I am sorry for this but we are out of time for tonight. Again, please someone from the back. PROMO OF UPCOMING EVENTS AND A RUNDOWN OF MID-SOUTH COLISEUM 12/26/1983 · NWA CHAMPION VS AWA SOUTHERN CHAMPION · The Rock n Roll Express will be action · Ernie Ladd vs Andre The Giant · Bruiser Brody vs Abdullah the Butcher These great matches and much, much more! Voice Over: "The announcers on this program are selected and paid by parties other than this station, namely, the promoters of Championship Wrestling."
  6. kevinmcfl

    1984 & 1985 Fresh Faces

    It doesn't matter to me when, as long as we have roster space available to add. If you do it in June, it would give us 2 additional roster spaces. If you do it soon, I ask that we have those 2 spaces now but don't go to 39 until September. I understand the new writers could really use a boost now and would want it sooner rather than later. I just think most of us have a brand new roster with angles to start. If we do the draft with out adding roster space, we have to cut guys we have not even had a chance to use. I mean I am excited to work with people like Bugsy McGraw or Skip Young but could I really use them and leave Nikita Koloff or Shawn Michaels undrafted. I guess I could but that seems like an unfair choice we would have to make after this last week long draft.
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    Big Time Wrestling

    Love Jesse on the microphone. Suit Dummy is great. Would have liked to see Murdoch and Hammer go at it. Interested to see who your tag teams are in the tournament.
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    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    Love the interviews and you do a wonderful job developing your angles! Greart use of the draft with the VonErichs and a great start up to this angle with Kabuki. Love Dusty here and what would Florida be without Dusty vs Sullivan. The Briscos with Hayes vs The Long Riders is priceless. Hurry Up with that next show. I can't get enough of Florida Wraslin
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    National Wrestling Alliance Meeting 12/12

    Memphis: Associate Member Champion: ok with Flair being champ but would not want a long run. I think that should be the next topic. How long for Flair as champ and who is next. 10 days is fine for home promotion and a max of 7 days for others. Starrcade is a good date for a new champ and Memphis is in.
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    Roster Database

    Memphis Jerry Lawler Ricky Morton Robert Gibson Roddy Piper Butch Reed Austin Idol Dream Machine (Troy Graham) Ernie Ladd Bobby Jaggers Porkchop Cash Jules Strongbow Superstar Billy Graham Butch Miller Ole Anderson Mark Youngblood Luke Williams Buzz Sawyer Dutch Mantel Tony Atlas Bill Dundee Mr. Saito Hercules Hernandez Jimmy Valiant Norvelle Austin Killer Khan Bugsy McGraw Skip Young Lord Humongous (Jeff Van Kamp) Mike Jackson Don Kernodle Stan Frazier Ted Allen Moondog Morreti Roy Lee Welch Pat Rose Hacksaw Higgans MANAGERS 1. Sir Oliver Humperdink 2. JR Foley 3. Tojo Yamamoto Hacksaw Higgins was left off my original roster. Everyone in red in the original post can be moved to free agency
  11. kevinmcfl

    1983 Project General Chatter Thread

    I agree. It is your choose to loan someone out but he still counts on your roster.
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    World Wrestling Association results thread 1983

    Now that is a night of championship matches. This seems like part of one of those special cards like starrcade the talent s soooooo good! The Guerrero's vs The Fabulous Ones! Main Event Race for Bockwinkle! Main event on any card at any time! Zambuie Express vs Rotudo and Snuka! Main Event! That was a special show. Very interested to see the NWA plans for the belt in 1984.
  13. kevinmcfl

    1983 ReDraft STARTING NOW

    Memphis picks Brett Wayne Sawyer and Hacksaw Higgans
  14. kevinmcfl

    1983 ReDraft STARTING NOW

    Memphis will take Moondog moretti and Roy lee welch
  15. kevinmcfl

    1983 ReDraft STARTING NOW

    Memphis welcomes back Stan Frazier and signs Ted Allen
  16. kevinmcfl

    1983 Project General Chatter Thread

    I like that idea. It would keep the May 1 date like Lowblow said but give new writers some time to pick up a "dead" promotion if there were any and if nobody does then we can do a draft all in one shot.
  17. kevinmcfl

    1983 Project General Chatter Thread

    I agree 36 is fine but we just went through a draft and started plans for our roster of 36 and now we are proposing another draft right away with up to 20 great people. It seems unfair that plans would have to be scrapped and cut wrestlers before we get a chance to run our angles but with the big names on the board for a 1984 draft that is what we would have to do. If we keep the roster size the same, I propose going back to the monthly drafts. This way we could allow our current roster to play out angles before we have to cut people we just drafted. The reason we were going to increase our roster to 40 by the end of the year was to allow for growth. I believe the growth was in the Fresh face draft but now we are proposing this draft we no growth and no time to use our brand new talent. Maybe we can do what Lowblow had said in a recent post and hold the draft Mid-year.
  18. Nice job putting this all together. Interesting that Rich and Sawyer are on the same side of the law but won't help each other against the Freebirds! The idea of the Freebirds to me are like Kevin Sullivan. Anyplace they went just got awesome to follow.
  19. kevinmcfl

    1983 Project General Chatter Thread

    I would be in for an entire 1984 draft and if people want it soon, that is fine. I think the new promotions could really still use the talent that is available. My only concern would be roster size. After completing this current draft, I do not have many roster spaces available. Could we move up the dates that we were going to be able to add 2 wrestlers to the date of that draft.
  20. kevinmcfl

    The ReDraft December 1983

    Needed a good JTTS and he might be able to do more but I am getting to the part of the roster where I need some enhancement talent.
  21. kevinmcfl

    1983 ReDraft STARTING NOW

    Memphis selects Mike Jackson and Don Kernodle
  22. kevinmcfl

    The ReDraft December 1983

    No problem
  23. kevinmcfl

    1983 ReDraft STARTING NOW

    Florida is back up
  24. kevinmcfl

    1983 ReDraft STARTING NOW

    Memphis selects Skip Young and Lord Humongous (Jeff Van Kamp)
  25. kevinmcfl

    1983 ReDraft STARTING NOW

    Florida is up
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