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    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    Looking forward to it
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    Trade deals

    Memphis sends Mike Graham home to Florida and Florida sends Rowdy Roddy Piper to Memphis
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    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    Great show! Love the VonErich vs Singh idea. Would love to see VonErich and Dusty fight the entire Family. The spoiled brat role of Lord Alfred Hayes was fun to read but I hope the Briscos are careful of who they let manage their money. I like Bass as a babyface. I think he actualy did play that role in Florida when he first started then he turned on Dusty.
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    Southwest Championship Wrestling Results

    Very interesting card with well developed angles. . Again, I enjoy the family angle of Fuller/Welch. I actually find myself rooting for Mr. Saito as I read your events. Just think he was awesome as a heel. Not sure if I would be very happy with the :01 second match with Tully and Duggan. That would have been the match I was talking about all week and then I never got to really see it.
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    Memphis: CWA WRESTLING

    CWA WRESTLING: 11/19/1983: MSC STUDIOS (Memphis) FEED RECEIVED IN WESTERN TENNESSEE, NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI EASTERN ARKANSAS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND PARTS OF INDIANA AND KENTUCKY! 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. Let me get all the fans caught up on all the action from this past week. · First it was an amazing week in the Tag Team Division. The Rock N Roll Express put their AWA Southern Tag Titles on the line in Evansville against none other than The Road Warriors. If the Rock N Roll Express won the match, they would earn an AWA World Tag Team Title shot. Well, the worst possible thing for CWA fans occurred when the Road Warriors defeated the Rock N Roll Express and held both the AWA World Title and the AWA Southern Tag Title. As per CWA rules, any champion who loses their belts can demand a rematch. Well the Rock N Roll Express did not waste any time. They demanded their rematch be 24 hours later in Louisville Gardens. This time, the Rock N Roll Express defeated the Road Warriors when Morton and Gibson nailed Hawk with a double toe hold elbow drop combo and gained the pin. One again, the Rock N Roll Express are the AWA Southern Tag Team Champions. They also proved they can defeat the Road Warriors and that they deserve another World Title Shot. · CWA President has suspended Mike Graham for 1 year for his interference in the Texas Bull Rope Match between Jerry Lawler and Stan Hansen. Before leaving the CWA, Mike Graham said he interfered because he was just trying to level the playing field as Sir Oliver Humperdink was already attacking Jerry Lawler with his walking stick. He also said that he is heading back down to Florida to his father’s promotion as Kevin Sullivan is causing havoc. We wish Mike Graham all the success in the world. · Junk Yard Dog continues to be a thorn in the side of Ernie Ladd’s Army as this past Monday he teamed with Troy Graham and they defeated Pork chop Cash and Big Red Reese. The victory came with a clean pin as Dog delivered numerous head-butts to Reese in quick succession as Cash and Graham were going at it on the floor. Also, in terms of JYD, he will be making his first TV appearance in CWA Wrestling tonight. · And lastly, if our tag team division was not crowded enough, this week saw two new teams. First Ole Anderson and Bill Ash formed Team O&A and were successful in their first match. The other team to make a successful debut was Jules Strongbow and Mark Youngblood. Two magnificent tag team wrestlers who have held numerous championships throughout the U.S. Lance Russell: “Wow Dave some great things happening here in the CWA. What a show we have tonight but before we get to the ring, we have a very special treat for you wrestling fans. Joining us here in studio is the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Harley Race! Harley Race: Well thank you Mr. Russell but to tell you the truth, it is not a pleasure to be here. I mean as the NWA Champion, I am supposed to travel to all the territories and represent the entire NWA. Lance Russell: I understand that all of the travel must get to you. Harley Race: No, that is not what I meant. I understand why I need to go to Atlanta, Greensboro, St. Louis and New Orleans but not Memphis. I mean the other places are wrestling hotbeds. This is just the sticks were farm boys pretend to wrestle. Lance Russell: Have you ever heard of the “King,” Jerry Lawler? Harley Race: Of course I have heard of Lawler but who named him King? Himself? Jerry Lawler: Well if it isn’t Mr. I DQ myself to save my belt. Welcome to Memphis. I have been listening to you for a few minutes and I am sick and tired Harley Race: I have been listening to you Lawler for only a few seconds and now I am sick. Jerry Lawler: You better watch it. I have respect for that belt but not for you. Harley Race: Have you noticed this is my first trip to Memphis? That’s because you and the rest of the CWA are not worth my time. Jerry Lawler: Why don’t we just see about that? You are dressed in your wrestling attire and I am in jeans and a tee shirt. I bet I can beat you right here and right now. Harley Race: You won’t last 5 minutes in a ring with me you Memphis Hick and if you do, I will give you a shot at the NWA Title this Monday Night in your own hometown. Yes, right here in Memphis at the Mid-South Coliseum. Lance Russell: What do you think of that Jerry Lawler? Jerry Lawler: Get a ref down here now. I am the next champ of the NWA! Match #1: Harley Race vs Jerry Lawler: 5 Minute Time Limit Jerry Lawler and Harley Race are both steaming after the interview and the match starts with a slugfest. Lawler gets the best of it and follows the punches up with a knee to the gut. From there it is a Royal Backbreaker which Race doesn’t submit to. After the hold is broke, Lawler goes right back on the warpath and has Race at his mercy. Lawler actual nails a top rope fist drop on Race and as Morton begins to count the pin, the bell rings. The 5 minutes are up and Race is thanking God he survived. Lawler wants more but Morton forces him to his corner. This will be some match at the Mid-South Coliseum on Monday. Race might have bitten off more than he can chew. Lance Russell: Well fans, I can tell you to get your tickets for the Mid-South Coliseum this Monday night. It will be one to remember. We will be right back! >> Lance Russell runs down the upcoming schedule for the CWA! November 12: Johnson City, TN at Freedom Hall November 13: Forest City, Arkansas at the National Guard Armory November 14: Memphis, TN at the Mid-South Coliseum November 15: Evansville, IN at the Soldiers & Sailors Coliseum November 16: Louisville KY at the Louisville Gardens November 17: Nashville TN at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds November 18: Caruthersville, Missouri at Hopke Fieldhouse Lance Russell: Well guys, what a week you had. From losing the AWA Southern Titles to winning they back just 24 hours later. I mean, you guys proved you can beat the Road Warriors. Ricky Morton: That’s right Lance, those two are tough but I knew we could beat them. I just hope that the AWA sees that and gives us another shot. I mean I do not care if we have to go to Chicago, St Paul or Alaska for all I care. We have had one goal for a long time and that’s to be World Champions. Lance Russell: Very true but you have a lot of competition right here in the CWA. Robert Gibson: Again Lance, that is all true. First up will be The Japanese Assassins who feel our victory last week against them was tainted. It was an obvious choke hold by Magic Dragon and they deserved to be disqualified. Lance Russell: Well if you are able to beat Sir Oliver Humperdink and his Assassins, they are many other teams here wanting a shot at your titles. Ricky Morton: That’s for sure. The Commonwealth, The Minnesota Wrecking Crew, Moondog Moretti and Hacksaw Higgins, Team O&A. I mean we have our work cut out for us but that’s great. The better our matches are here, the better I prepares us for the World Title. Lance Russell: Well we will just have to wait and see and good luck fellas. Lance Russell: Well Dave, let’s get to our next match. Dave Brown: ok Lance, this will be our first chance to see the team of Mark Youngblood and Jules Strongbow in studio. MATCH #2: Mark Youngblood and Jules Strongbow vs Mark Savage and Scott Ferris. As would be expected, Youngblood and Strongbow are just so good at the art of tag team wrestling and were able to use quick tags and double team moves to stay in control of the match. The end came when Youngblood nailed Mark Savage with a fall down back body drop for the pin at 4:38. Lance Russell: Well those guys are off to a great start in CWA! Let’s see if they can keep it up as they begin to step up in competition. We will be right back. REPLAY FOR PROMO OF UPCOMING EVENTS> Lance Russell: "We're back and let’s get right to the ring! Take it away Dave. MATCH #3: King Cobra vs Randy Barber King Cobra, a member of Ladd’s Army, enters to a chorus of boos but it doesn’t mother him as he controls the entire match. After a few minutes of destruction, he catches Barber in a flying head scissors and follows it up with the cobra clutch and gains the submission at 4:02. Just as ref, Paul Morton raises his hand and King Cobra lifts his fist to the sky in a symbol of Black Power, a masked man sneaks up behind him and levels him with a steel chair to the back. The masked man salutes Cobra in a taunting way, most likely in reference to Ladd’s Army and walks out the ring as Ladd and Hacksaw Reed rush to the ring just a moment too late to catch the masked wrestler. Lance Russell: Well, I must say, I didn’t see that one coming. Ernie Ladd: Of course you didn’t Russell. That was just another attack by a cowardly white man. We have been dealing with this since the beginning of time. Just like the KKK when they hide behind a mask and terrorize my people. This is no different. Whoever you were, I dare you to show your face and be a man. If you want a fight, we will give you one. CWA wrestling, be on notice. My Army was attacked tonight without provocation. We will get revenge on anyone we feel is our enemy! BLACK POWER. Lance Russell: Of, well this is a situation we will have to keep our eyes on. Let’s get back to the ring. Match #4: Bill Ash and Ole Anderson vs Sweet Daddy O and Burrhead Jones Team O & A wrestled together for the first time this past week and they really worked well together. This was just a match where they were too physical for their opponents. Ole Anderson seems to enjoy dishing out punishment. His chops are so loud they echo through the studio. Bill Ash is only 5’10 and 225 pounds but he makes up for this in pure nastiness. Ash takes Sweet Daddy O down and Team O & A went to work on the right arm. A few quick tag later, Ole locks in the Anderson Arm Bar and the match is over. Team O & A win by submission in 5:45. Lance Russell: Welcome congratulations on your win tonight but I must say I was surprised when you two joined together... Ole Anderson: Lance, I am unsure why you are surprised. Bill Ash is like myself in that he is nasty and downright mean. He doesn’t care what the fans think and he is very goal orientated. Bill Ash: Ole has always been a wrestler I have admired. When he asked me to be his partner, I was more than pleased. Lance Russell: Ole, you said goal orientated. What are your goals? Ole Anderson: My one and only goal is to rid wrestling of my brother, Lars. If Bill or I happen to take his TV Title along the way, so be it! Lance Russell: What about his current tag team partner, Gene Anderson, your other brother. Ole Anderson: I have no qualms with Gene but if he gets in my way of ridding wrestling of Lars, he will be collateral damage. Lance Russell: Well that is a very interesting situation. We need to take a break. As we go to break, take a look at the newest CWA Ratings. A RANKINGS AS OF 11/18 SINGLES: TAG TEAMS: 1. Jerry “The King” Lawler 1. The Rock N Roll Express 2. “Hacksaw” Butch Reed 2. The Japanese Assassins 3. Austin Idol 3. Moondog Moretti & Hacksaw Higgins 4. Stan Hansen 4. The Commonwealth 5. Junk Yard Dog 5. Big Red Reese and Porkchop Cash 6. Ernie Ladd CWA CHAMPIONS: 7. Lars Anderson 1. Southern Heavyweight Champ: Jerry Lawler 8. Plowboy Frazier 2. Southern Tag Team Champions: Rock N Roll Express 9. Troy Graham 3. Mid-American Champion: Hacksaw Butch Reed 10. Sabu 4. CWA TV TITLE: Lars Anderson 5. MS Valley Tag Title: Moretti & Higgins MATCH 5: Plowboy Frazier with Sir Oliver Humperdink vs Scott Ferris A total squash match. The 6’10, 475 pound Frazier was just too much. He landed on Scott Ferris with a Giant Splash and that was all she wrote. Frazier wins by pin in at 4:58. Lance Russell: Well Sir Oliver Humperdink, what is on your mind this week? Humperdink: Pencil Nose, I am sick and tired of the Lawler Rules. I mean the way the CWA gives him everything he wants and makes sure he doesn’t lose the AWA Southern Title is ridiculous. Did anybody forget that he was to face Stan Hansen again this Monday in the Mid-South Coliseum but I guess that was thrown out the window. I mean big deal! He lasted 5 minutes with Harley Race and now he gets a World Title Shot! That’s what I am talking about with the Lawler Rules. He gets special treatment. I mean my man Stan Hansen had him dead to rights last week in Evansville Lance Russell: Well you had something to do with that after you hit Jerry Lawler repeatedly with your walking stick. Humperdink: Pencil Nose, be careful what you say. You have no footage of that show and if you say things you can’t back up, I will sue you in a court of law. Now speaking of suing someone. I am having my lawyers looking into a lawsuit against Mike Graham as we speak. He interfered in the match and caused Stan Hansen not to win the title. Lance Russell: I think he was just evening out the sides and did you forget he has been suspended for 1 year for his actions. Humperdink: Shut up pencil nose! His suspension does not make up for costing me the title. I went to Ed Marlin at the beginning of the show and demanded Lawler face the music this Monday in Memphis but was denied satisfaction when he said Lawler is facing Race! Lance Russell: Well guys, let’s try and keep some order here tonight. Austin Idol: Well Humpty Dumpty you look like you have seen a ghost! You think you are sick and tired of us, well we have had enough of the House of Dumpty Jerry Lawler: Nobody says Lawler doesn’t keep his word. Nobody in his right mind would turn down a world title match but for once, I think you make a valid point Humpty! How is this for fair! Your house of humpty vs Austin Idol and Superstar Graham at the Mid-South Coliseum on Monday. If you win, I face any 2 members of your stable the following week at the Mid-South Coliseum. Humperdink: That’s seems like a deal! Idol: What a minute Humperdink. You have to give up something in this deal! Humperdink: Wait? What do you want? Idol: You are always bragging about your money. We want $5000 from you when we win. You must bring it to the ring prior to the match or no deal! Humperdink: That’s all. First of all, The House won’t lose to you guys in a million years so the money will not change hands anyway. And then, it is Lawler vs 2 of my men in Evansville? Deal The whole House of Humperdink is all over Lawler, Graham, and Idol. Idol seems to be taking the worst of it as this Japanese wrestler is kicking, punching, biting and stomping liked a caged animal. Idol is busted wide open. Lawler and Graham are making out ok.> The crowd goes wild as JYD hits the scene and is throwing haymaker after haymaker. The House of Humperdink can’t stand the heat and beat it back to the locker room. Lance Russell: Well what a pleasure to finally have you in studio Mr. JYD and I would like to thank you for helping Jerry and the rest of the good guys here in CWA. JYD: Man the Dog is really needed here in Memphis. I thought it was just Ladd and his stupidity that brought me here but Humperdink…, you got the Dog real mad! I am howling mad! Don’t you dare think you can get away with that on Monday night! I am new here but these guys around me now are like my family! We got each other’s back. Lawler: Thanks JYD and I have all the confidence in the world of Austin and Superstar! Idol: I understand that Jerry has a shot at the World Title! I would never ask him to give that up. We will take on Humperdink for you and don’t worry about anything. JYD, good luck in your match with the Army and we got your back to! I can’t wait to go out for a night on the town and spend Humperdink’s $5000. Oh Baby! Lance Russell: Well thanks guys but JYD you have a match waiting for you in the ring right now. It is a match against Ladd’s Army! JYD: Rufff , arrrrhhhhh arrrrhhhhhh. The Dog is taking a bite out of crime! Let’s get ready to THUMP! MATCH 6: JUNK YARD DOG vs Porkchop Cash The fans go nuts as Queen and “Another One Bites the Dust blares over the speakers. JYD has been chasing Ladd’s Army for a month now and the fans finally get to see it on TV. This would be a main event anywhere in the country and for TV it is unheard of. The match shows JYD in all his glory. While Cash did have a few moments with the upper hand, JYD and the dog antics were in full effect. After a series of huge head butts followed by Big Thump (a powerslam), Dog gains the pin at the 9:42 mark. Lance Russell: Well wait a minute fellas, you have no business being out here. Ernie Ladd: Just like that mangy mutt has no business being in Memphis and interfering in the Army’s work. Instead of waiting for any other remarks, the Dog just goes on the attack! He is all over Ladd but can only sustain it for a minute. It is quickly 3-1 with Cash and Reese helping Ladd. Lawler and the Rock N Roll Express rush out as does Hacksaw Reed and King Cobra. It is brawl to end all brawls but the Army has a 5-4 advantage and it pays off. The crowd begins to roar as Austin Idol, who was just injured comes out to even the sides. The fighting is all over the arena. Oh No, the House of Humperdink with the Japanese Assassins, Yamamoto and Plowboy Frazier join in the fight. Lawler, Idol, JYD and The Rock N Roll Express are overwhelmed and laying all over the studio. Humperdink and Ladd look at each other and ……… OH MY GOD, NO! Ladd and Humperdink shake hands. All of the evil in the CWA is now united against Lawler and his men. MONDAY AT THE MID-SOUTH COLISEUM IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE · Ole Anderson and Bill Ash vs The Dirty White Boys · Mississippi Valley Title Match: Moretti and Higgins vs The Minnesota Wrecking Crew · The Commonwealth with JR Foley vs Troy and Luke Graham · Austin Idol and Superstar Graham vs The House of Humperdink: If Idol and Graham wins, Humperdink pays them $5000. If Humperdink wins, Lawler must defend the AWA Southern Title vs 2 members of The House of Humperdink · AWA Southern Tag Title: Rock n Roll Express vs The Japanese Assassins with Humperdink · NWA Mid-American Title: Hacksaw Butch Reed vs Bruiser Brody: 2 out of 3 falls/falls count anywhere · JYD and a Mystery Partner vs Ernie Ladd and Big Red Reese · NWA WORLD TITLE: HARLEY RACE VS JERRY “THE KING,” LAWLER 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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    1983 Project General Chatter Thread

    After looking at some of the rules, I also found a place that said after 6 months their would be a redraft where you could protect 10 people. I did not find a place that changed that rule. Is this still true or was that voted out someplace? If not, then even the dead promotions would be open to be drafted again.
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    1983 Project General Chatter Thread

    The reason the other site never had any changes was one person was in complete charge. He made the rules, set the roster size did everything including posting your events and that is why the other game failed. He was the one who quit. In terms of this game, there seems to be more of a board of directors and things are put to a vote. As people come in and out, opinions of those in the game may change. It appears that there are very few of the original people still active in the game. We do need to entice new writers but to what extent? The more dormant territories there are does take some of the fun away from this as so many A listers are not being booked Discussion is good while arguments are bad. It is not the worse thing to revisit issues to ensure those still active want to remain in the current version of the game. I am not saying we need to change our rules but the game continue to adapt to survive. Communication and votes on new ideas or even revisited ideas seems fine to me. We must continue to listen to those who are interested or they will see not be interested.
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    Southwest Championship Wrestling Results

    Great show with lots of quality interviews and angles. I must admit I miss David VonErich as a heel. Love the use of Stanly Blackborn and The Lothario claims. Great Intro with Adnan causing havoc with the legal issues. Love the TN Stud and the family feud. The Fab Ones seem to be a bit out of it but I am sure they will rebound.
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    January 1984 Freelancers booking thread

    Memphis would like Abbie on Jan 30
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    Mid South Wrestling on Tour Nov. 1983

    Great TV show. Love the interview with Superstar Graham. I wonder who he is talking about. Each segment eft me wanting a return to 1984 wrestling. Love the nams in Mid-South from OMG to Dibiase to Wahoo! This is a show I would pay to see!
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    Southwest Championship Wrestling Results

    Rotten Ron Starr on the side of good for once! Very interesting. Love the Fuller/Golden team and their match with the Fab Ones! Roy Lee Welch causing havoc is great especially against Golden and Fuller. While they were not all household names, they were huge in their territories and you are getting a lot out of them. Great idea having such a good wrestler in his prime be one of your main refs. Love Mr. Saito. I feel he was one of the best heels of the time and he makes your promotion that much better.
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    Memphis: CWA WRESTLING

    CWA WRESTLING: EVANSVILLE, INDIANA FROM THE SOLDIERS & SAILORS COLISEUM COLLISEUM: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1983 MATCH 1: MARK YOUNGBLOOD AND JULES STRONGBOW VS RANDY BARBER AND SCOTT FERRIS This is the first match for both Youngblood and Strongbow here in the CWA but their names are well known. Jules has twice been World Tag Team Champion in the WWWF while Mark Youngblood is also a former tag team champ in the Central States. As one would expect, this team may be new but they really understand a tag match. Many quick tags and double team moves leaves them in complete control of this match. The end comes when Jules Strongbow catches Scott Ferris in a Gory Special. (Back to back backbreaker) and forces the submission. The match lasts 6:02. MATCH 2: OLE ANDERSON AND BILL ASH VS TNT (BRIAN ADIAS AND TOMMY LANE) The fans are very surprised at the team of Ole and Ash. They are both intense wrestlers with a lot of technical skill and toughness but it is still strange not to see Ole with another Anderson. The team of Adias and Lane, the crowd favorite, is also relatively now as Adias lost his last partner, Tommy Gilbert when he left the CWA. The match is action back with a few momentum swings but Ole hits Adias with an open hand chop that echoes through the building. This is the beginning of the end as once Adias is on the ground, Ole is at his best. After a few minutes of weakening the right arm, Ole clamps on the Anderson Arm Bar. Adias is forced to submit. The team of Ole and Ash looked good in their first bout. The victory came at 9:45. MATCH 3: THE COMMONWEALTH with JR FOLEY VS MIKE GRAHAM AND LUKE GRAHAM The Commonwealth have made quite a name for themselves here in the CWA in a really short time. Some of this is due to the outrageous behavior of their manager, JR Foley. Whether he is putting down the American culture, waving that obnoxious British Commonwealth flag or wearing his Adolf Hitler attire, he has the CWA fans looking for his blood. The team itself of Butch Miller and Lumberjack Pierre has it all. From size and power to an unorthodox style that keeps their opponents off guard. They have yet to lose a match. Their opponents tonight are from one of the all-time great wrestling families headed but Eddie Graham. The match itself is a barnburner from the beginning. Butch Miller and Lumberjack Pierre love the rough stuff but so do the Grahams. The Grahams had a near pin fall after Luke Graham hit Lumberjack Pierre with a Golden Spike, a taped thumb to the throat. Ref Jerry Calhoun had been distracted by JR Foley when this illegal move occurred. Miller made the save and this was the beginning of about a two minute span of all 4 men in the ring at the same time. Once order was restored, Lumberjack Pierre caught Mike Graham with a power slam and followed that up with the Cobra Clutch. Miller made sure Luke Graham could not make the save and Mike Graham was forced to submit. The Commonwealth remain undefeated with a win by submission at 16:56. MATCH 4: THE DIRTY WHITE BOYS AND TROY GRAHAM VS ERNIE LADD, PORKCHOP CASH AND KING COBRA It is just amazing how many enemies Ernie Ladd has accumulated by the actions of his army. This match is no exception. The Dirty White Boys, Len Denton and Tony Anthony have been chasing King Cobra since he turned on Anthony a few weeks ago. Graham has been in search of revenge on Cash since he was attacked by Porkchop after their tag title match with the Rock N Roll Express. Ladd’s Army walks to the ring to the entrance song, “Another One Bites the Dust.” This really angers the fans as they feel that this is a slap on the face to JYD. The match did allow them a certain amount of revenge as Tony Anthony caught King Cobra with a Bucksnort Slam (choke slam) and Troy Graham caught Porkchop Cash with a huge power slam. The only problem was that they were unable to get the pin. Both times Ernie Ladd made the save. The end of the match came after Ernie Ladd caught Len Denton with 3 huge overhand smashes to the head. Denton was stunned and this allowed Ladd to catch him with The Big Boot after an Irish Whip. That was all she wrote as Ref Paul Morton made the 3 count. Ladd’s Army gained the pin at 20:18 MATCH 5: PLOWBOY FRAZIER AND SABU WITH SIR OLIVER HUMPERDINK VS AUSTIN IDOL AND SUPERSTAR GRAHAM This is a rematch from the Nov 7 card in the Mid-South Coliseum which saw the House of Humperdink come out on top. Idol and Frazier start the match and after a collar and elbow lock up, Frazier pushed Idol to the corner and throws a huge right hand. Idol ducks and uses his quickness to throw about 10 right hands that connect with Frazier’s face. Idol backs up and makes a charge at Frazier in the corner. He leaps and hits the 6’10, 475 pounder but only seems to bounce off and land on the mat shaking his head. Again, Idol bounces of the ropes and hits Frazier with a shoulder block. Plowboy staggers ad drops to the ground but he is near his corner and makes the tag. Idol tags in Graham. Graham comes in with a punch, punch, knife hand chop combo to Sabu’s head. From here on out, the match has many momentum changes. The biggest change, of course, was caused by Sir Oliver Humperdink. With Graham and Frazier in the ring, he jumped up on the apron and started waving his walking stick admonishing Ref Jerry Calhoun. Idol uses this opportunity to rush the ring and hit Sabu from behind. This attack stuns Sabu. Graham sneaks up on him and catches him in the Superstar Bearhug. Frazier attempts to break the hold but is caught by Idol. Idol and Frazier tumble out the ring and Humperdink starts to hit Idol with the walking stick. WHAM, WHAM, WHAM. 3 Walking stick blows to the back of Idol’s head. Humperdink and Frazier seemed to have lost focus for a minute as Superstar really amps up the Bearhug on Sabu. Sabu has no choice but to submit. Graham and Idol get revenge for their last match but Idol may be hurt. Mike Graham and Luke Graham rush the ring to make sure the House of Humperdink do not continue the illegal assault. Idol and Graham get the win by submission in 19:16. Not sure we have seen the last of this growing feud. MATCH 6: NWA MID AMERICAN TITLE MATCH “HACKSAW” BUTCH REED VS BRUISER BRODY This match might be one of the best matches the CWA fans have ever seen. Both man are large, strong, and very physical but also have some technical skill. The match saw many momentum swings and each wrestler was very close to a victory on a few occasions. Reed surprised many of the fans with his power. Just by looking at him, you know he is real strong but some of the moves that he performed on the 320 pound Brody were impressive. At one point he was able to nail Brody with a Gorilla Press Slam but Brody was able to roll out of the ring to avoid the pin. Once they were on the floor, the momentum took another swing. This is where Brody seemed really comfortable and at one point he dropped Reed head first across the steel barricade. Reed was busted open but was able to get back in the ring. Brody took a moment to howl at the fans and they, lovingly, howled right back. Brody lined up a huge overhead chop and Reed crumpled to the ground. Brody lined him up for the running knee lift and connected. DING DING DING…. The bell sounded ending this match in a 30 minute draw. Brody looked on the verge of victory and asked for 5 more minutes but his request was denied. Brody seems to have Reed’s number but as of now, he does not have his title. MATCH 7: AWA SOUTHERN TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH THE ROAD WARRIORS VS THE ROCK N ROLL EXPRESS The Rock N Roll Express, the AWA Southern Tag Team Champions enter the ring first to KISS and “Rock N Roll All Night.” The fans are very nervous as they would hate to see their favorite team lose the Southern Title to the Road Warriors who might just walk away with the belts and return to the AWA. KISS begins to blare again but this time it’s “War Machine.” Animal and Hawk come to the ring and they are a menacing site. From the face paint to the studded wrist guards and the spiked shoulder pads, they are the most intimidating team in wrestling. NOTE: The AWA Southern Titles are on the line, not the AWA World Titles are. The match is a carbon copy of the AWA Title match these two teams had at the Mid-South Coliseum on Monday, November 7th. The Rock N Roll Express did have their moments and even a few close calls after the connected with a double missile dropkick and when Gibson locked Hawk in the Gibson Leg lock. (Modified Figure 4). But the Road Warriors were just too powerful in the long run. Once again Animal hosted Ricky Morton onto his shoulders and Animal came diving off the top rope for the Warrior Smash and the victory. The Road Warriors win the match and the AWA Southern Tag Titles by pin at 24:11. The fans and The Rock N Roll Express are obviously depressed as they may have just seen the Southern Tag Belts leave the CWA for good. MATCH 10: AWA SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH JERRY LAWLER VS STAN HANSEN NO DQ TEXAS BULL ROPE MATCH The rules and stipulations of the match: To win the match you must drag your opponent to each corner in succession. If your opponent breaks the moment, you must start all over. Also, Ed Marlin, President of the CWA has said that any wrestler who comes from the back before the match starts, during the match or after the match will be suspended from CWA for one year. Sir Oliver Humperdink is allowed at ringside as Stan Hansen is contracted to him. Lawler is first to the ring to the applause of the fans but they can see by how gingerly he is moving due to being injured from Hansen’s last attack. They are also nervous as this type of Match is Hansen’s specialty. Humperdink: Ladies and gentlemen please rise and welcome the next AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion. Standing 6’4 tall and weighing 321 pounds, “The Bad Man” From Borger, Texas. Stan “the Man” Hansen. Ref Jerry Calhoun secures both men to the bull rope and signals for the bell. The match gets under way and it takes Lawler awhile to get going. Hansen is really in his element and knows how to use the rope for leverage. Hansen had a few early tries and dragging Lawler around the ring but never made it to more than 2 corners. Lawler changed the momentum at one point. Hansen had the rope straddle between his legs and Lawler gave it a mighty jerk up and caught Hansen in the family jewels. Hansen howled in pain and rolled onto the canvas. Lawler took this opportunity to ring the cow bell off Hansen’s forehead a few times. Hansen was now busted open but that seemed to not bother him in the least. Lawler climbed the roped and instead of his signature fist drop, he clocked Hansen in the throat with the bell. Hansen was in obvious trouble as Lawler hit started to drag Hansen to each corner. Corner 1 Corner 2 Corner 3 Wham….. Humperdink hits Lawler with his walking stick. Lawler is down and Humperdink hits him over and over again. Lawler is now busted wide open. There is nothing Jerry Calhoun can do as this is a No DQ match. Humperdink and Hansen alternate, walking stick blow, cow bell blow. Lawler is in trouble as Humperdink now looks like a traffic cop pointing to the corners. Hansen drags Lawler to the first corner and Humperdink starts jumping up and down. He can almost taste the AWA Southern Title. The crowd starts to roar. Corner #1 Corner #2 Corner #3 Corner #4. The crowd goes wild as Lawler has defeated Stan Hansen in 25:58. Lawler looks at Graham and realizes that Graham helped him here even though he knew he would be suspended from CWA for a year. Lawler thanks him for stopping the 2-1 attack by Humperdink and Hansen. They embrace and Lawler actually raises Graham’s hand. The audience gives Mike Graham a great send-off and they hope that Ed Marlin will understand the circumstances and not suspend him. Humperdink is beside himself as he keeps getting closer and closer to the title but can never seem to walk away with it.
  13. kevinmcfl

    Southwest Championship Wrestling Results

    Another great show. Welcome back and keep up the good work! Love the family angle of Golden/Fuller and Roy Lee Welch.
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    World Wrestling Association results thread 1983

    Good job pushing your angles. Can't wait to see the card on 12/3. Race/Bockwinkle by itself would be an all-time classic and then throw in the rest of the card.... WOW. Fabulous Ones vs The Guerreros 10/10 Zambuie Express vs Snuka and Rotundo 10/10 Three main events in one show! Transport me back in time to when wrestling was great!
  15. kevinmcfl

    Southwest Championship Wrestling Results

    Really enjoyed the two main events. Killer Khan is awesome and any card with The Texas Dynasty vs The Fabulous Ones is a must see. I never saw David in live action but the VonErichs are such classics that they make any match better. I think some of the videos of Heel David are the best I have ever seen and you do a great job with this role. Killer Khan getting up from a piledriver on the concrete would be a site to see. Not sure if even Khan could get up from that. All I can think about is JYD getting the Terry Gordy piledriver on the concrete and being out of action for a month or two. Will Khan have some lingering injuries? We will have to wait and see. I love the Sweetan blood part. I miss the color factor in today's PG wrestling. Sweetan is so underrated in 1980's wrestling and you really use him so well.
  16. kevinmcfl

    Trade deals

    Should have included Superstar Graham and Luke Graham on that list as well
  17. kevinmcfl

    NWA Champion Booking Thread (Post-July 1983)

    Memphis would love the champ on Jan 16th, 23 and 30
  18. kevinmcfl

    Trade deals

    I love to try and keep things changing. If anyone is interested in any of the following let me know: Cocoa Samoa (Sabu) Pat Rose (not until 12/1) Lars Anderson
  19. kevinmcfl

    Memphis: CWA WRESTLING

    CWA WRESTLING: 11/12/1983: MSC STUDIOS (Memphis) FEED RECEIVED IN WESTERN TENNESSEE, NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI EASTERN ARKANSAS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND PARTS OF INDIANA AND KENTUCKY! 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. Let me get all the fans caught up on all the action from this past week. · MATCH OF THE WEEK: 1. The Road Warriors defeated The Rock N Roll Express last Monday in the Mid-South Coliseum. The match showed the power of the Road Warriors and the resilience of The Rock N Roll Express. Both teams had many near pin falls but the Road Warrior were able to gain the victory after a Warrior Smash. 2. In an AWA SOUTHERN TAG TITLE MATCH last Thursday in Nashville, The Rock N Roll Express defeated The Japanese Assassins as ref Paul Morton disqualified The Japanese Assassins at 26:18. Magic Dragon had Ricky Morton locked in a rolling leg sleeper and refused to break the hold after being told to. The ref said that this was an illegal choke hold and not a sleeper. Humperdink was beside himself at the end. · WRESTLER OF THE WEEK: Junk Yard Dog continues to be a thorn in the side of Ernie Ladd and his Army. This past Monday, he was able to get a victory on Ernie Ladd himself. Even though official the victory came as a result of a disqualification of Ladd due to outside interference by Big Red Reese, JYD was able to put Ladd away with a major second rope fist drop. · Debuts: Bill Ash made his first return to the CWA is some 6 years in a match against Mike Graham. Ash used some nasty tactics that included a possible loaded forearm to gain the pin fall. Every fan was in shock when Sir Oliver Humperdink led none other than Stan Hansen to the ring to face Jerry Lawler for the Southern Heavyweight Championship in the Mid-South Coliseum. They were just as shocked when he literally hanged Lawler over the top rope and left him daggling there. We have not heard the last of this. Even though Hansen was disqualified, he left a very freighting memory etched in the minds of all the fans in attendance last Monday night. Lance Russell: Well thanks for that report Dave. Before we get to the ring, let’s bring in The Rock N Roll Express. Lance Russell: Well guys, what a match you had with the AWA Tag Team Champions, The Road Warriors last Monday at the Mid-South Coliseum. Ricky Morton: That’s right Lance, those two are some tough dudes but I really thought we had them. We had 4 or 5 really close pins but the just managed to kick out. Lance Russell: Very true but you must have felt that match for a few days. The Road Warriors are some really powerful men and they were so physical in the match. Robert Gibson: Again Lance that is all true but we still feel like that was a match we should have one. We want one more chance at those AWA World Titles. Both Ricky and I have thought about this. We are willing to put our AWA Southern Tag Titles on the line this Tuesday at the Soldiers & Sailors Arena in Evansville, Indiana. If we win, we get a rematch for the AWA World Titles. If we lose, The Road Warriors will have both the World and Southern Championships. Lance Russell: That seems a little crazy. I mean what if the Road Warriors do happen to win and leave the area with your belts and do not come back. Ricky Morton: That’s is a chance we are willing to take. To win those World Titles, you have to take some chances. We already have a phone call into AWA offices and should have an answer by the end of today’s show. Lance Russell: Well we will just have to wait and see and good luck fellas. Lance Russell: Well Jerry, first and most important how is your health? Jerry Lawler: To tell you the truth Lance, I have been better. The doctors have urged me to stay away from the ring for a while. I have done some damage to my neck and I am having trouble moving. I have been warned that further damage could be done if my neck is attacked again. Lance Russell: Well that it very understandable. For those that were not there, Stan Hansen along with Sir Oliver Humperdink used a bull rope and hanged you from the top rope in an attempt to break your neck and strangle you. I hope you take the doctor’s advice. Jerry Lawler: Lance, I am way too angry to rest. That low life Stan Hanse will do anything for money and Humperdink obviously hired him to take me out. Hansen! Humpty Dumpty! You both failed. I am still here and coming for you. I have already gotten Jarrett to agree to a rematch. This match will be a bull rope match. That’s right, I am going to beat Hansen at his own game. We are going to be tied together by his famous bull rope and anything goes. Look at my head Hansen, 47 stiches from your COW BELL! My face will be like Mona Lisa’s compared to what yours will look like. I have gotten Jarrett to agree to make this a no DQ match but if anyone interferes, they will be suspended. Lance Russell: Well that seems like a very dangerous match. I hope you well. How long after your recovery to you believe this match will take place? Jerry Lawler: I cannot wait for a full recovery at all. In fact this match will be this Tuesday in Evansville, Indiana and the Soldiers and Sailors Arena. Lance Russell: Jerry, is that the wisest thing to do? Jerry Lawler: After what Humperdink and Hansen did to me, there is no way I can wait. I am coming for you this Tuesday Hansen. Lance Russell: Well fans in Indiana, that card in Evansville is shaping up to be a great one. We will be right back! >> Lance Russell runs down the upcoming schedule for the CWA! November 12: Lexington, Kentucky at Rupp Arena November 13: Osceola, at the MCW Arena November 14: Memphis, TN at the Mid-South Coliseum November 15: Evansville, IN at the Soldiers & Sailors Coliseum November 16: Louisville KY at the Louisville Gardens November 17: Nashville TN at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds November 18: Booneville, Mississippi at EPW Arena COME SEE SUCH MATCHES AS · SOUTHERN TITLE MATCH: Jerry Lawler and Stan Hansen in a bull rope match in Evansville, Indiana · AWA SOUTHERN TAG TITLE MATCH: The Road Warriors vs The Rock n Roll Express in Evansville · MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TAG CHAMPIONS will be in action in Blythville, Arkansas and Tupelo, MS Lance Russell: "We're back and let’s get right to the ring! Take it away Dave. Dave Brown: Ok Lance, here we go. Already in the ring and getting ready for action is the team of Mark Savage and Randy Barber. Their opponents led to the ring by JR Foley, The Commonwealth. Your ref is Jerry Calhoun. MATCH #1: The Commonwealth and JR Foley vs Mark Savage and Randy Barber. This is a total squash match and Butch Miller and Lumberjack Pierre just beat the crap out of Savage and Barber. The match ends with a Battering Ram on Mark Savage. The Commonwealth win by pin in 4:11. Lance Russell: Well, I must say, you guys have been a force to reckon with so far in CWA. JR Foley: We are not a force. We are the force. There is nobody in this entire country who can deal with The Commonwealth. Our nations to do not raise spoiled brats. We work hard in hard conditions. We raise men not Momma’s Boys. I am in my fatigues once again because we are at war. War with stupidity. War with obesity. War with those who have no morals or self-respect. In other words, we are at war with America. Butch Miller: You tell um JR. Why do you think the Road Warriors showed up last week to fight the Rock N Roll Express? Never mind morons, I forgot you can’t think. The Road Warriors made an appearance in CWA now so that they don’t have to come back when we are champs. We are coming for you Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton. Lumberjack Pierre: In Canada, we make fun of little girly men like the Rock N Roll Express while you weak Americans praise them. This is the difference in America and The Commonwealth. We are just tougher and when we get our hands on the Rock N Roll Express, you weak Americans will be crying your baby eyes out. Lance Miller: Well, we will just have to see about that. JR Foley: I am not through. We have re-enforcements coming. The Commonwealth will not be satisfied with just The Southern Tag Titles. We are coming for you to Lawler. That is if there is anything left of you after Hansen is finished with you. Lance Russell: Come on fellas. Lawler just had a serious injury and is already back in action. You cannot question his toughness. Lance Russell: Of, well let’s get back to the ring. Dave what’s next for our great fans. Dave Brown: Well making his first appearance on TV in CWA in about 6 years will be none other than Bill Ash. Ash and Dr. Dave Schultz terrorized our fans back in the late 70’s and he says he is back to do more of the same. His opponent will be Scott Ferris. Match #2: Bill Ash vs Scott Ferris Bill Ash might be a bit undersized against some opponents as he is only 5’10 and 225 pounds but he makes up for this in pure nastiness. He faked a collar and elbow lock up and nailed Ferris with a kick to the gut. From there comes a few eye pokes, low blows and choke holds. Ash finishes off Scott Ferris with a rear forearm. Ferris went down so hard, it would lead you to believe that might just be a forearm pad Ash is wearing. Bill Ash winds by pin in 5:45. Lance Russell: Welcome back to CWA Bill. Bill Ash: Give me just a few weeks and nobody will be glad I am back. I am coming for a title and I don’t care which one. Lance Russell: Well a man a few words but if I remember correctly, most of his words ring true. We need to take a break. > Dave Brown: Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get right back to the ring for our next match. It will be the Dirty White Boys, Len Denton and Tony Anthony against Sweet Daddy O and Burrhead Jones. MATCH 3: The Dirty White Boys vs Sweet Daddy O and Burrhead Jones A high paced match but the Dirty White Boys really work well together considering they are a new team. The use quick tags and a series of physical double team moves to keep Daddy O and Jones off balance. The end comes after Tony Anthony connects with a Bucksnort Blaster (choke slam) on Burrhead Jones for the pin. The Dirty White Boys defeat Sweet Daddy O and Burrhead Jones by pin at 6:32. Lance Russell: Congratulations guys! You really seem to be coming together as a team. Tony Anthony: Thank you Lance and that’s very true but we still have a score to settle with my former partner, King Cobra and Big Red Reese. They got the better of us last Monday but we are still going after them. Len Denton: That’s right Tony. It is going to make take more than one Holy Ghost Splash to get rid of us. Revenge is on our minds. Like everyone else we are sick and tired of Ladd and his Army. Lance Russell: Mr. Ladd, this is not your time. You have no right being out here. Ernie Ladd: Shut up Russell! Did you just see what I saw? These Dirty White Boys found the two sorriest Negroes I have ever seen. They took out Sweet Mommo O and Nappy Head Jones and think they accomplished something. What happen to you BOYS against my Army. That’s right you went down in a heap off hurt. Tony Anthony: Just about three weeks ago, Ernie Ladd, you got to my tag team partner, King Cobra to flip to your army be feeding him a bunch of bull. Well, we are not buying it! Anytime or place Ladd. Ernie Ladd: I am glad you said that. No better time than the presence you dirty dummies! Ernie Ladd: Be careful! Be very careful what you ask for! The Army is always ready to attack. Lance Russell: Same story different week. Let’s get some medical attention out here and let’s try to put this place is some working area. We will be right back > Dave Brown: Ok fans, this match will be Lars Anderson’s second defense of the CWA TV Title. He will face off against Brian Adias. MATCH 3: CWA TELEVISION TITLE MATCH: Lars Anderson vs Brian Adias This is a match of the veteran vs the up and comer. Lars Anderson, a member of the Minnesota Wrecking Crew will look to use his experience to defeat the young wrestler. Adias starts really fast and has Lars on the ropes. After a few technical moves, Adias took control with a flying dropkick after an Irish Whip. From there, Adias hit a Russian Leg Sweep and it appeared that he would be the next TV Champ but Lars was able to get a foot on the ropes to stop the count. Lars rolled to the outside for a breather and when he came back in the ring, he was cautious and had a lot more respect for Adias. Lars caught Adias with a rake of the eyes and from there he just took control. Lars rammed the left arm of Adias right into the ring post and then he went to work. Adias was forced to submit to the Anderson Arm Bar. Lars Anderson defeats Brian Adias by submission at 7:48. Lance Russell: First of all Lars, congratulations on your victory this evening but you must inform us, what is going on between you and your brother, Ole? Lars Anderson: Mr. Russell, I am unsure of what you are talking about. Ole, Gene and I make up the greatest wrestling family that there is. Sometimes even the best have their problems. I mean Ole is a great wrestler but has always been a little jealous of his older brothers. I mean, he has nothing to be ashamed of but he always felt like our parents did not give him enough attention. He is just reaching out for attention. Lance Russell: Well let’s try and keep the peace guys. Ole Anderson: Lars may be my brother but I have never reached out for attention. It is this moron who wants all the focus to be on him. I will keep the peace tonight but I am issuing Lars a challenge. Anderson vs Anderson. Title on the line. Put your money where your mouth is. Stop running and face me man to man. Lars Anderson: Ole, that’s is not what we want. We are family. I do not want my little brother to feel bad when I beat him. Lars Anderson: Now Ole, watch your step before you cross the line. Lars Anderson: I will not fight family. Ole Anderson: Lars you can walk away but you cannot hide. You will wrestle me or else feel my wrath at every turn. I am relentless and you better sleep with one eye open. This is not about a title but about settling a family score. Lance Russell: Well fans, it is very interesting when families fight and I have no idea where this one is going. As we go to break, take a look at the newest CWA Ratings. A RANKINGS AS OF 11/18 SINGLES: TAG TEAMS: 1. Jerry “The King” Lawler 1. The Rock N Roll Express 2. “Hacksaw” Butch Reed 2. The Japanese Assassins 3. Austin Idol 3. The Commonwealth 4. Ernie Ladd 4. Hacksaw Higgans and Moondog Moretti 5. Lars Anderson 5. Big Red Reese and Porkchop Cash 6. Junk Yard Dog CWA CHAMPIONS: 7. Plowboy Frazier 1. Southern Heavyweight Champ: Jerry Lawler 8. Big Reed Reese 2. Southern Tag Team Champions: Rock N Roll Express 9. Troy Graham 3. Mid-American Champion: Hacksaw Butch Reed 10. Sabu 4. CWA TV TITLE: Lars Anderson 5. MS Valley Tag Title: Hacksaw Higgans/ Moondog Moretti Lance Russell: Ok Sir Oliver Humperdink what is your complaint this week. Humperdink: I am sick and tired of the mistreatment the House of Humperdink is receiving here in CWA. I mean. The Japanese Assassins had the AWA Southern Tag Titles won Thursday night in Nashville but that idiot ref Paul Morton declared the Rolling Sleeper that Magic Dragon had locked in on Ricky Morton was an illegal choke hold. I mean nobody has ever said that before. It is just another way the CWA is keeping the House of Humperdink from winning fair and square the titles they deserve. And then last Monday night, Austin Idol has a blatant choke hold on Plowboy Frazier and ref Jerry Calhoun does nothing but to yell at me to get off the apron. Lance Russell: Well you had no right being up on the ring apron Sir Oliver Humperdink and then who was it that used the walking stick on Superstar Graham? Humperdink: Now that is the exact point I am trying to make. They break a rule and nothing happens and I try to protect myself on the outside from Superstar Graham and they say I hit someone with my walking stick. Come on, the walking stick is because I can barely walk. It is not a weapon. But speaking of a weapon, how did you all like seeing Stan Hansen and what he did to Jerry Lawler? Lance Russell: I think that was the most disgusting thing I have ever witnessed in all my life. Humperdink: Well if you thought that was bad, wait till this week in Evansville. I mean in a normal match, Hansen literally almost killed Lawler and now it is a Texas Bull Rope Match with an already injured Lawler going up against my man, Stan Hansen! Lance Russell: Well that does seem like Lawler is in some serious trouble. By the way Humperdink, how did you get Stan Hansen to agree to help you? Humperdink: Russell, money talks and I got a lot of it. You will be seeing a lot of hired guns around here as we amp it up to get rid of Lawler! Another bit of information for you and the low lifes here in CWA. I did send Jesse Barr away for a while to get some more training on how to hurt people. MATCH 4: Plowboy Frazier vs Jose Poffo Frazier is nastier than ever but really doesn’t need to be. Poffo is no better now than when he first got to CWA. Frazier throws one right hand and knocks Poffo out but instead of a pin, he goes for a Giant Splash and nails Poffo with all 475 pounds. And then another Giant Splash and another Giant Splash. Poffo is in real danger here. Idol and Frazier square off in an all-out war until Sabu and The Japanese Assassins hit the ring. Idol is beaten to a bloody pulp until finally Superstar, Troy Graham and the Rock N Roll Express rush to the ring and take control of the situation. They all help Idol to his feet and back to the locker room. At least there were others in the building tonight to help Idol because Lawler was in no shape to come out to aid his buddy. Lance Russell: Ladies and Gentlemen, that could have been a very bad situation bit it seems like order was restored before any serious injuries could occur. We are almost out of time but I would like to let you know, The AWA office has called and said that The Road Warriors will meet the Rock N Roll Express for the AWA Southern Title on Tuesday at the Soldiers and Sailors Coliseum in Evansville, Indiana. Tonight’s show will end with a word from Erie Ladd and Hacksaw Butch Reed. Ernie Ladd: JYD, I told you stay out of my business or else you would get hurt. How did that Holy Ghost Splash from Big Red Reese feel. I mean it could not have been too good. 410 pounds crashing down across your ribs! Next time, Uncle Tom Dog, you will not get off so easy. The army is after you and don’ think we have forgotten about you Mr. Lawler. You seem to have your hands full with Hansen right now but I am coming for you real soon. This city of Memphis will learn respect. Hacksaw Reed: Now Bruiser Brody, you might have surprised me last Monday night but trust me. It won’t happen again. You will feel the pain of a Gorilla Slam real soon. Don’t think I could lift your big white, ugly butt up and slam you to the ground! Just wait. I just won this NWA Mid-American Title and I am not given it up to someone as dumb and ugly as you Brody. Tuesday is Evansville you will feel my power. Lance Russell: I am sorry but we are just about out of time. TUESDAY AT THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS COLISEUM IN EVANSVILLE, INDIANA · Bill Ash vs Brian Adias · The Commonwealth vs Moondog Moretti and Hacksaw Higgans: Non-Title Match · Austin Idol vs Plowboy Frazier with Sir Oliver Humperdink · AWA Southern Tag Title Match: The Road Warriors vs The Rock N Roll Express · Mid-American Title Match: Hacksaw Butch Reed vs Bruiser Brody · AWA Southern Title Match: Texas Bull Rope Match: Jerry Lawler vs Stan Hansen Voice Over: "The announcers on this program are selected and paid by parties other than this station, namely, the promoters of Championship Wrestling."
  20. kevinmcfl

    Mid South Wrestling on Tour Nov. 1983

    Great show with angles that are continuing and new ones starting. Dibiase, OMG, Hansen and the Blackjacks are some list of heels! Through in Muraco, the Masked Superstar and the Samoans and people like Andre, Brody and of course JYD might have their hands full!
  21. kevinmcfl

    December Freelancers Thread

    Memphis requests Abdullah on Dec 10, 12 and 26
  22. kevinmcfl

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    Good show. Super Stan was right. You have Dusty down pat. Any promotion with Kevin Sullivan is a must read. He is awesome. I can't wait to see the Dusty/Sullivan feud heat up. I hope Dusty has enough friends to survive. Maybe some allies are on their way as we speak. I thought the Destroyer and Blair was an interesting tag team. Could they challenge the Briscos?
  23. kevinmcfl

    CWA MID-SOUTH COLISEUM EVENTS

    LowBlow ! Thanks for the review and your help with JYD. He has helped so much
  24. kevinmcfl

    CWA MID-SOUTH COLISEUM EVENTS

    CWA WRESTLING FROM THE MID-SOUTH COLISEAUM HALLOWEEN NIGHT: MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1983 MATCH 1: Tony Anthony vs King Cobra These two were tag team partners up until about a week ago when they had a falling out. King Cobra has since turned his back on both Anthony and the fans and has joined the hated Ladd’s Army. The match is not for the fan of the technical wrestling match. It is punch after punch and kick after kick. After gaining control by hitting Cobra with a flying elbow, Anthony goes for a Bucksnort Slam (a choke slam) but King Cobra blocks it and whips Anthony of the ropes. King Cobra catches him with a Flying Dropkick. He picks up Anthony again and repeats the previous move. Anthony is in trouble. From behind, King Cobra sneaks up and puts the Cobra Clutch on Tony Anthony. He struggles to free himself but is right in the center of the ring. Slowey, Anthony falls to the canvass as Referee Paul Morton lifts his arm and watches it fall limply to his side. Morton repeats this move two more times and that is it. Your winner by submission at 7:11, King Cobra King Cobra refuses to let go off the Cobra Clutch as Morton starts calling over and over for the bell. Tony Anthony is in trouble when from out of nowhere comes Len Denton. Denton goes after King Cobra but Cobra slips out the other side of the ring. With his hand raised in a symbol of Black Power, Cobra walks back to the dressing room to a chorus of boos. MATCH #2 THE COMMONWEALTH ACCOMPANIED BY JR FOLEY VS TNT: BRIAN ADIAS AND TOMMY GILBERT This is the fans first look at JR Foley and The Commonwealth. TNT is already in the ring and also wondering who the Commonwealth is. JR Foley comes out by himself wearing brown Army Fatigues and carrying the flag of The British Commonwealth, which nobody in the audience recognizes. He is waving the flag and yelling at the fans all at the same time. He grabs the in-house mic and starts screaming that the low class Memphis fans better stand up and show some respect for his team. He introduces the Commonwealth as 255 pound, Lumberjack Pierre (actually Igor Volkoff) from the Yukon Territory and 250 pound Butch Miller from Auckland, New Zealand. As the match begins, the ref has his hands full. The Commonwealth just beats on TNT. The closest thing that Butch Miller did to a wrestling move was a running clothesline. The only problem was this happened after he grabbed Tommy Gilbert by the ears and threw him through the middle rope out onto the floor. He was so unorthodoxed in his movements that Gilbert and Adias did not know what direction the attack was coming from. When Lumberjack Pierre was in, it was much of the same except he liked showing off his power. He nailed Adias with a bodyslam and followed it up with a huge leg drop. The end came when Pierre grabbed Miller’s head and rammed it into the gut of Gilbert. Gilbert had the air knocked out of him and it was an easy pin for Pierre. Winners by pin at 5:11, The Commonwealth. MATCH #3 SEMI-FINAL FOR THE MID AMERICAN TITILE AUSTIN IDOL VS PLOWBOY FRAZIER with Sir Oliver Humperdink Sir Oliver Humperdink leads his man to the ring to a chorus of boos waving his walking stick and verbally assaulting each spectator on his way to the ring. The crowd is fully behind Idol but The Universal Heartthrob has his hands full with the 6’10, 475 pound giant. Frazier is able to control the tempo in the beginning by using his size and pushing Idol into the corners. At one point, Frazier refuses to break cleanly and rams Idol with a knee to the gut. From here it is forearm after forearm. Idol tries to take a break on the ring floor, but as Frazier distracts ref Jerry Calhoun, Humperdink hits Idol across the back with the night stick. Idol barely makes it in before the 10 count but he is in trouble. Once again the two men are in the corner as Frazier has Idol trapped. He goes for an overhand smash but Idol blocks it. Frazier for another overhand smash but again, Idol blocks it. Idol slips behind Frazier and start with a series of right hands. Frazier eventually hits the canvas. Humperdink is beside himself. He is up on the apron but is being admonished by the ref. Idol grabs Frazier by the hair and pulls him to his feet. Frazier ducks a right hand and whips Idol right into the ref who hits the canvass. Idol is now grabbed from behind by Frazier as Humperdink enters the ring. Humperdink winds up with a full swing with the walking stick aimed at Idol’s head. At the last second, Idol breaks free and Humperdink nails his own man. Idol grabs Humperdink and throws him over the top rope and to the floor. Idol now rolls onto Frazier just as Jerry Calhoun is coming to. Calhoun’s count is a little slow because he is still weary but Idol is able to hold Frazier down for the count of 3. Humperdink rushes back into the ring to try and make amends with Frazier. Austin Idol defeats Plowboy Frazier by pin at 13:21. Idol will now be in the finals for the Mid-American Title. MATCH 4: SEMI-FINAL FOR THE MID-AMERICAN TITLE SUPERSTAR GRAHAM VS “HACKSAW” BUTCH REED This is another match up of big men with big guns! Graham actually has a 15 pound weight advantage but Reed is obviously thicker. The match is full of momentum changes as neither man backs down. At one point Graham gained control by ramming Reed’s head into the turnbuckle numerous times. From there he kept Reed trapped in the corner with shoulder block after shoulder block. After two knife-hand chops to Reed’s throat, Graham thought he was on his way to victory. After an Irish Whip he catches Reed in his signature Bearhug but Reed simply overpowered Graham and broke free. The ease at which he did this shocked Graham. Reed seized momentum with a huge right hand followed by an Irish Whip into the corner. Reed charged right behind Graham and caught him with a football tackle to the gut. Reed scoops Graham up and hits a huge short-armed clothesline. Again, Reed picks up Graham by the head and follows up with a double underhook suplex. From here it was a Gorilla Slam and a cover. Ref Paul Morton makes the three count. Hacksaw Reed wins by pinfall in a rather easy win at 17:42. Reed will face Idol later for the Mid-American Title. MATCH 5 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TAG TITLE MATCH THE GOLDEN GRAHAMS (Mike Graham and Luke Graham) Vs MOONDOG MORETTI AND HACKSAW HIGGANS This is the first time CWA fans are seeing these wrestlers as they have been wrestling in Mississippi Valley Wrestling which was recently acquired by CWA. Moretti, a 315 pound monster and Higgans, a 275 barrel chested strongman are the champions. “Crazy” Luke Graham hits the ring and faces off with Moondog Moretti. The match is full of brawler tactics as the two men seem perfectly happy in a street fight atmosphere. After a few minutes, Luke tags in Mike who uses more of a scientific wrestling approach. He is able to control Moretti with a series of side headlocks and ankle lock takedowns. Higgans is tagged in but receives some of the same treatment. Mike Graham seems in control until Higgans catches him with a thumb to the eye. For the next few minutes, Moretti and Higgans use a series of quick tags with violent double team moves that has Mike Graham in trouble. Twice Luke attempts to enter the ring illegally to help Mike, only to be forced back to his corner by Referee Jerry Calhoun. This just allowed for more double teaming by the champs. Eventually Mike is able to catch Higgans with a few right hands and rolls to the corner for a tag. Luke enters the ring like a Wildman. He clears house with a series of round house punches to both Moretti and Higgans. Mike Graham joins the fight and all 4 men battle away. Calhoun is finally able to restore order and we are left with Higgans and Luke Graham in the ring. With Calhoun’s head still turned, Graham hits with a tapped thumb to the throat, A GOLDEN SPIKE. Luke Graham goes for the pin. 1…. Moretti in for the save but is cut off by Mike Graham 2…. 3….. The Golden Grahams are celebrating in the ring as they are the new champions. Wait a minute, Referee Jerry Calhoun is declaring the match a time limit draw as the time expired just before the 3 count. Higgans and Moretti are still the champions. The Golden Grahams can’t believe the decision and are highly upset. INTERMISSION MATCH 6: CWA TELEVISION TITLE TOURNAMENT FINAL LARS ANDERSON VS BIG RED REESE The crowd is soundly behind Lars Anderson but that might only be because they see him as the lesser of 2 evils. As the match begins, Anderson finds many of his power moves nullified by 410 pounder. Anderson could even budge him on a few Irish Whips. Big Red took over after an unclean break where he caught Anderson with an elbow to the head. Big Red used his size and power to keep Anderson in trouble. Eventually, Anderson was sprawled out in the center of the ring after a huge body slam by Reese. Reese goes for The Holy Ghost splash as he came off the ropes and leaped towards Anderson. In the knick of time, Lars rolls away. Gene Anderson comes out from the back and starts yelling at Reese. Big Red seems to really be bothered by Gene Anderson. While in the corner, he turns his attention toward Gene. Lars sees his opening and at full speed runs into the back of Reese. Reese falls forward and hits his head on the ring post. He is busted wide open and on the ground. This is all Lars needed as now the giant is out of his comfort zone on the matt. Lars begins to torture the right arm and after a few minutes he locks in the Anderson Arm-Bar. Pulling with all his might, Reese is screaming in pain and is forced to submit. Lars Anderson defeats Big Red Reese for the Television Title at 12:17. Gene and Lars celebrate in the center of the ring as Reese slowly goes towards the locker room. MATCH 7: MID AMERICAN TITLE MATCH AUSTIN IDOL VS “HACKSAW” BUTCH REED This is the match all of the Mid-South Coliseum was waiting for. Hacksaw roughed up Idol on TV last week and Idol vowed revenge. The match begins a little slow as both men are still tired from their earlier match. The first momentum change occurred when Idol challenged Reed to a test of strength. The crowd seemed leery of this and Reed started to take control but it was all a set up by Idol. He kicked Reed in the midsection and then went on a rampage of punches. He turned an armbar into a kick right to Reed’s teeth and the fans were going wild. With Reed flat on his back, Idol leaped into the air for an elbow drop but Reed slipped out of the way. Reed recovered a little bit faster than Idol and went at him with such contempt. After a double hook suplex, it looked like Idol was out on his feet. Reed went for his finisher, A Gorilla Press Slam but Idol somehow slipped out the back and caught Reed with a kick to the knee. Idol began to weaken the legs of Reed. Finally he got Reed in the Las Vegas Leglock. (Figure Four) Reed looks like his is about to submit as Ernie Ladd comes to ring side. Ref Paul Morton warns him not to get involved but this distraction allows Reed time to sit up and reach into his tights to pull out some type of object. He nails Idol in the head and quickly tosses the object out of the ring. Ladd backs away and puts his hands up as if to say “I would never interfere.” As Martin turns back to the action, Reed is walking around the ring trying to get his legs back under him and Idol is on his knees holding a bloody head. Ladd walks around the ring and picks up the object and puts it in his trunks and the crowd screams at the ref. Martin thinks something has gone wrong and demands to check Reed for foreign objects. Reed hold his hands up and allows the search. He is clean as Ladd walks back to the dressing room. From here, Reed scoops up Idol and drops him across his knees for a huge backbreaker. Idol is a bit fuzzy from the blow to the head. Reed again goes for the Gorilla Press Slam and this time he nails it! Reed goes for the cover and this time Ref Paul Morton makes the 3 count. Reed celebrates in the ring as members of Ladd’s Army come to join in the celebration. Superstar Graham runs out just in case of an attack on Idol but all seems as peaceful as can be expected in CWA Wrestling. Ladd’s Army raises the hands in a symbol of BLACK POWER as they leave to a chorus of boos. Graham guides Idol back to the locker room as he still a bit woozy after having his bell rung by a foreign object. Jerry Lawler is somewhat suspicious by his absence. Hacksaw Butch Reed pins Austin Idol at 22:23 for the Mid-American Title. MATCH 8: AWA SOUTHER TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: LOSER CAN NOT HAVE A TITLE SHOT FOR ONE YEAR ROCK N ROLL EXPRESS VS THE BRUISE BROTHERS This match is the last in a series of 7 to decide the champions. The Bruise Brothers won the first three while The Rock N Roll Express rebounded to win the last three. The crowd goes wild when they hear KISS and “Rock N Roll All Night” start to blare from the speakers. Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson run to the ring and give a wave to the fans. Porkchop Cash and Troy Graham use this moment to sneak attack the Express. The action is all over the ring as the four men are going at it. The Bruise Brothers have the advantage due to the attack but also because they were able to injure Robert Gibson’s leg the other day during the TV show. Gibson and Graham spill out onto the floor and Ref Jerry Calhoun sees this as his opportunity to finally start the match as for the first time, there are two legal men in the ring. Ricky Morton is able to turn the tide against Troy Graham using his quickness and acrobatics. After catching Graham with a flying body press, the match finally settles down. After a back and forth period where each team uses a series of quick tags and double team moves, Pork Chop Cash catches Gibson with a huge powerslam. The only thing that prevented the title change was Ricky Morton breaking up the pin attempt. Cash continues a series of power moves and pin attempts but each time Morton makes the save. While Cash attempts to tag in Troy Graham. Morton escapes and flips to his corner and tags in a very fresh Ricky Morton. Morton takes care of business by himself for a few minutes. He disposes of Cash by drop kicking him through the ropes. An Irish Whip on Graham is followed up another drop kick. By now, Morton is back on his feet. A tag and an Irish Whip is followed up by the Double Drop Kick on Graham. It appears that for the fourth time in a row, Graham will be pinned after the Double Drop Kick. Ref Paul Morton makes the count but Porkchop Cash comes flying off the top rope at the count of two right onto the injured leg of Gibson. Not only is the count broken up, Gibson is injured. Ref Paul Morton forces Cashe to the apron as Graham takes complete control. A huge body slam has Graham feeling very cocky. He senses victory and begins to toy with Gibson who can barely walk. Gibson is thrown into the ropes and Graham connects with a huge back flip. Graham picks up Gibson and connects with a huge powerbomb. Instead of going for the pin, he lifts Gibson up one more time. Gibson grabs the legs and rolls Graham up for the pin. 1…. 2…. 3…. In a miracle finish, The Rock N Roll Express are still the AWA SOUTHERN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS. Morton helps Gibson to the back as Porkchop Cash seems really irritated at Graham. Cash begins to push Graham who pleads his case. Cash pushes again and this time Graham warns him enough is enough. One more push by Cash and the two are now brawling in the middle of the ring. Wait, here comes Hacksaw Reed, Big Reed Reese and King Cobra. They join in the fight against Troy Graham. He has no shot now. It is 4 against 1. DOES THIS MEAN PORKCHOP CASH IS A NOW PART OF LADD’S ARMY? From the back, Mike Graham, Luke Graham and Superstar Graham! It is now a 4-4 donnybrook. The 8 men are battling all over the arena. Some are busted wide open. Some use chairs, others use fists but it is a wild scene in the Mid-South Coliseum. Eventually, Ladd’s Army retreats including Porkchop Cash. Left in the ring are the GOLDEN GRAHAMS and Luke Graham? A lightbulb seems to go off in the heads of the fans. Troy Graham must be related to these other Grahams. He had always been seen as a Bruise Brother but now he is receiving a huge ovation. MATCH 9: AWA SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE AND TITLE “KING” OF CWA WRESTLING JERRY LAWLER VS ERNIE LADD STEEL CAGE/NO TIME LIMIT/NO DQ This is the match everyone has been waiting for. There is a slight delay as the workers erect the cage but there is a buzz in the crowd. Ladd, standing 6’9 and weighing 320 pounds is first to enter the ring. The Crowd really is all over Ladd. They are sick and tired of his racist rhetoric and also of his Army always seeming to interfere. They are relieved that this is in a cage where it will be one on one. Jerry Lawler, the hometown favorite, is next to enter the ring to the loudest applause of the night. As the match gets under way, both men are cautious as there is so much on the line. The first major move comes from Ladd after a collar and elbow lock up. He is able to use his power and catapults Lawler’s body first into the steel cage. Lawler is in pain and again Ladd uses his size and the cage to his advantage as he places his big right foot into the side of Lawler’s head and presses it against the steel mesh. Lawler begins to show a little blood and ref Jerry Calhoun does nothing as this is no DQ. After, Ladd throws a big right hand, Lawler’s back stiffens and he stands straight up. Ladd punches Lawler again but Lawler seems unfazed. Lawler urges Ladd to hit him again! After a third punch, Lawler is almost shaking with adrenaline. It’s like a light switch went on and Lawler starts to pummel Ladd. Ladd backs into the corner and Lawler climbs to the middle rope and punches Ladd 10 times as the crowd counts off the blows. Lawler does try to end the match with his signature Sleeper but Ladd just forces him to the turnbuckle. Ladd uses the corner once again to turn the tide. Elbows and overhand smashes have Lawler a little wobble but as Ladd tries an Irish Whip, Lawler reverses it and follows Ladd to the corner for a huge knee to the gut. Ladd stumbles forward and Lawler slips behind a puts “The Big Cat” in the Abdominal Stretch. After about 2 minutes, Ladd refuses to submit so Lawler let’s go of the hold. Lawler shows great strength with a scoop of Ladd which he turned into a “Royal Backbreaker” but Ladd’s height neutralizes much of this move. Lawler goes for the cover but Ladd kicks out at two. Lawler grabs a hand full of hair and throws Ladd faced first into the cage. Ladd is busted open and is lying flat on his back. Lawler quickly climbs to the top of the cage. He shows the fans the right fist. They are going wild! Lawler leaps off the top of the cage trying to land a B 52 Fist Drop. The match should end after this move one way or another. As Lawler is in midair, Ladd rolls to his right and Lawler crashes to the mat. He is in agony and looks to have injured both his hand and back. Ladd takes some time to recover but is up way before Lawler. Ernie grabs “The King” by the hair and whips him into the rope and nails him with a “BIG BOOT.” This might be over. Ladd starts to go for the cover and the crowd goes wild. From under the ring, Junk Yard Dog is on the apron. Ladd does not see him and goes for the cover. Ref Calhoun reaches a count of two. WHAM! JYD hits Ladd with an elbow drop! JYD is throwing one haymaker after another. He’s got Ladd by the head and hits him with 3 straight headbutts. Ladd is bleeding all over. JYD is howling and biting at the air. Ladd’s Army runs to the ring but can’t get in! JYD whips Ladd into the ropes and catches him! THUMP! A huge powerslam. By now Ladd’s Army has rushed to ring side but can’t get into the cage. Lawler has regrouped and this time climbs only to the top rope. He leaps! FIST DROP! WHAM! This time he nailed it. Lawler for the cover. 1……. 2….. 3….. Lawler wins by pin at 31:18 and defends the AWA Southern Championship and he is the ”KING OF THE CWA.” Lawler and JYD continue to beat on Ladd as the Golden Grahams, Mike, Luke, Troy and Superstar rush the ring and attack Ladd’s Army. The cage is unlocked as the fighting continues for about 5 minutes. LAWER, JYD AND THE GOLDEN GRAHAMS OUTNUMBRED LADD”S ARMY AND ARE NOW IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE RING! THEY HUG EACH OTHER AS THE CROWD GOES WILD! The one person missing from the celebration is Austin Idol. Maybe he is still hurting from his match.
  25. kevinmcfl

    CWA MID-SOUTH COLISEUM EVENTS

    CWA WRESTLING FROM THE MID-SOUTH COLISEAUM: MONDAYDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1983 MATCH 1: THE COMMONWEALTH WITH JR FOLEY VS SWEET DADDY O AND BURRHEAD JONES JR Foley does his best to antagonize the fans as he leads Butch Miller and Lumberjack Pierre to the ring. Wheather he was waving the British Commonwealth flag, yelling at the fans or just by dressing like Adolf Hitler, he has the fans incensed by the time they reach the ring. He continues this behavior throughout this squash match. The Commonwealth continued their brutal style throughout the match but it was the first time we saw Lumberjack Pierre with the finisher. It was the Cobra Clutch on Burrhead Jones for the submission in just under 5 minutes. MATCH 2: THE NEW TNT: BRIAN ADIAS AND TOMMY LANE VS THE JAPANESE ASSASSINS WITH SIR OLIVER HUMPERDINK With Tommy Gilbert leaving CWA, Brian Adias was left looking for a new partner. Tommy Lane, who has been rather successful in the early stages of his career here in CWA stepped up and joined Brian. Tonight, it might not have mattered if it was Lou Thez himself as the Japanese Assassins made a point to prove to everyone that they are still the #1 contenders for the AWA Southern Tag Titles. Magic Dragon and Goro Tsurumi just pummeled TNT from start to finish. The match ended in 6:15 with a powerbomb from Goro on Brian Adias. MATCH 3: MIKE GRAHAM VS BILL ASH Many of the Memphis fans remember Bill Ash as a real heel from the last time he was a regular in the area. Granted that is about 7 years ago but he and Dave Schultz brutalized the tag team division throughout Tennessee. As a result of some of the greatest wrestling fans in the industry, Ash receives a loud chorus of boos on the other hand Mike Graham is growing into a crowd favorite. The match was back and forth for quite a while until Ash caught Graham with a thumb to the eye. He used this to his advantage for a while and really tries to rough Graham up by slamming his head into the turnbuckle. As the fans around here are beginning to know, never count Mike Graham out. Ash whipped him into the ropes and went for a clothesline but Graham ducked under it and sling shot himself off the ropes. From there, it was a Lou Thez Press and a count of 3 by ref Paul Morton. Mike Graham wins in 11:46. MATCH 4: THE DIRTY WHITE BOYS VS BIG RED REESE AND KING COBRA This match is just the beginnings of what seems will be a really nasty feud. King Cobra and Tony Anthony were partners until recently when King Cobra turned on him and joined Ladd’s Army. Len Denton has really had Anthony’s back of late and they have formed the new tag team, Dirty White Boys. The match has really amped up the crowd as they are so angry at Ernie Ladd and his entire Army for their Racist Ideas. The Dirty White Boys started really fast and fought just as their name implies, DIRTY! After some quick double team moves, The Dirty White Boys had King Cobra in trouble. Tony Anthony hit him with a few right hands and then whipped him into the ropes. Anthony caught him with his right hand around the throat and nailed a Bucksnort Blaster. (Choke slam) It appeared to be over but Reese made the save. Denton hit the ring to protect Anthony but Reese nailed him with a massive clothesline. Anthony came after him but again a clothesline from Reese put him on the ground. This time, Reese hit the ropes and came off with a Holy Ghost Splash as all 410 pounds crashed down on Anthony. Ref Jerry Calhoun was able to get Reese back outside the ring but that was all she wrote. Both Dirty White Boys were sprawled out on the canvass. Cobra regrouped and laid across a helpless Anthony for the pin. Ladd’s Army defeated the Dirty White Boys in 13:11. MATCH 5: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TAG TITLE MATCH THE MINNESOTA WRECKING CREW (LARS AND GENE ANDERSON) Vs MOONDOG MORETTI AND HACKSAW HIGGANS Lars is already the TV Champ and would love to have two belts as the Minnesota Wrecking Crew is definitely the favorites even though Moretti and Higgans are the champs. The fans seem to be behind The Andersons even though they heard some interesting things from the other Anderson brother, Ole. He really threw Lars under the bus on TV last Saturday. Moretti and Higgans just look like two big and nasty fellas that leaves the crowd leery. In a surprise, Moretti and Higgans just over power the Wrecking Crew in the beginning. Both men are shaped like fire hydrants and seem to have the power of bull. Moretti powerslammed Gene and it seemed all over but Lars made the save and illegal cleans house for a moment until ref Jerry Calhoun can restore order. This gave Gene time to regroup and legally tag in his brother. He takes on both Moretti and Higgans for a while and is having great success. Gene is also up and all 4 men are in the ring. You hear a stir from the crowd and you can sense something to happen. OLE ANDERSON hits the ring and goes right for Lars. Lars sees it coming and sneaks out the other side and hightails it back to the locker room with Ole in pursuit. It is now 2 on 1 and the champs take over. Higgans whips Gene into the ropes and catches him with a clothesline. Gene is down while Higgans comes off the ropes for a big leg drop. One more Irish Whip which ends in another power slam. Higgans with the cover and Calhoun with a count of three. Ole Anderson rushes back to the ring to help protect Gene from further attack. Morretti and Higgans successfully defend their titles with a pin at 13:11. MATCH 6: PLOWBOY FRAZIER AND SABU WITH SIR OLIVER HUMPERDINK VS AUSTIN IDOL AND SUPERSTAR GRAHAM This match pits good vs evil. The attack by The House of Humperdink and Lawler on Saturday has the crowd really looking forward to their devastation at the hands of Idol and Graham. Idol and Frazier start the match and Idol seems to think it is a boxing match instead of a wrestling match. He squares off with Frazier and uses his quickness to throw about 10 right jabs that connect with Frazier’s face. Idol bounces off the ropes and tries to move the 6’10, 475 pounder but only seems to bounce off and land on the mat shaking his head. Again, Idol bounces of the ropes and Frazier expects the same shoulder block but Idol slides right into Frazier’s knee. Frazier is hobbled as Idol tags on Graham. Graham comes in with a punch, punch, knife hand chop combo to Frazier’s head. Frazier falls down but right to his corner where he tags in Sabu. From here on out, the match has many momentum changes. The biggest change was caused by Sir Oliver Humperdink of course. With Graham and Frazier in the ring, he jumped up on the apron and started waving his walking stick admonishing Ref Jerry Calhoun for allowing what he believed was a choke from Graham. Calhoun goes over and starts to yell and Humperdink when WHAM! Frazier whipped Graham right into Calhoun who is now down and out. Idol enters the ring but is met by Sabu. Humperdink walks behind Graham who has been forced into the corner by the giant. WHAM,WHAM,WHAM. 3 Walking stick blows to the back of Grahams head. Idol sees this and goes after Humperdink. Plowboy Frazier hits the ropes and comes off with a crushing Giant Splash. Sabu, Idol and Humperdink battle on the floor while ref Jerry Calhoun comes to and sees Frazier going for a cover. Slowly, he makes the 3 count. Quickly the rest of the Grahams rush to the ring to protect and help Idol and Superstar but the fans are still really upset that the House of Humperdink has stolen another match. They are also wondering why Idol left Graham all alone in the ring after he was hit by the walking stick. The House of Humperdink defeats Idol and Graham by pin fall at 16:11 MATCH 7: PORKCHOP CASH AND “HACKSAW” BUTCH REED VS BRUISER BRODY AND TROY GRAHAM Troy Graham might have called in all his chips for this one as somehow he is able to get Bruiser Brody to show up all be his tag team partner. As Graham and Brody come to the ring to the approval of the fans, Brody is in rare form howling at the moon and snorting through his nose. Porkchop Cash, the newest member of Ladd’s Army and the NWA Mid-American Champion, Hacksaw Butch Reed do not seem intimidated at all. Hacksaw Reed and the 6’8 Brody start the match. They lock up collar and elbow and Reed forces Brody to the corner and to the surprise of all, there is a clean break. The go to lock up collar and elbow but Brody only pretended to and slipped under and nailed Reed with an overhead chop to the head. Brody with another chop and another chop has Reed wobbling. Reed tags in Cash and Brody just looks at Troy Graham. This is the match-up he wants. Brody senses this and tags him in. Graham has a lot to get even with after Cash turned his back on him after their Tag Title match last week. The two square off and throw punch after punch at each other. Cash ducks under a right hand and hits Graham with a knee to the gut. From here it is elbow smash after elbow smash as Cash gains control. Cash scoops Graham up and drops him neck first across the top rope. From here, Reed and Cash work well as a team and use a bunch of power moves to have Graham in real trouble. Brody can take no more and comes running into the ring only to be forced out by ref Paul Morton. Reed seems in total control until Graham blocks a right hand and hits Reed with one of his own. After another exchange of blows, Graham finally gets to Brody for the tag. All hell breaks loose now. Brody is full of rage and anger and takes it out on both Reed and Cash. All four men are fighting in the ring and then outside the ring. Paul Morton makes the 10 count as both teams are counted out but there is no way of stopping the brawl. Graham and Cash square off and that seems like an equal battle but for the first time since his arrival in CWA, Reed seems to have his hands full with an opponent. After Reed was down, Brody nailed him with a running knee smash that nearly took Reed’s head off. Reed fell over the metal stairs and split his head open. This only seemed to incite Brody more as he picked up a chair. WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! The fans are unsure what looks worse. The Chair or Reed’s face. Reed is down and out and now Brody and Graham double team Cash who receives the same treatment. The coup de gras was a power slam by Graham on his now enemy, Porkchop Cash. Brody and Graham roll their opponents into the ring and stand over them in their own sign of dominance. Even though they did not get the actual win, this was more about righting a wrong and they seem satisfied with the physical win. Reed for the first time, has met his match. Where was the rest of the Army tonight? The end result was a double count-out at 16:12. MATCH 8: JUNKYARD DOG VS ERNIE “THE BIG CAT” LADD Another One Bites the Dust by Queen begins to blare and the crowd goes wild but to their surprise, it is Ernie, “The Big Cat”, Ladd. Ladd is out for revenge for last week when JYD hid under the ring and surprised Ladd during his steel cage match with Jerry Lawler. Ladd is screaming at the crowd as he walks to the ring. The crowd goes wild as “Another One Bites the Dust” begins to blare for the second time as JYD comes to the ring. The match is not for the faint of heart as both men are content with a street fight. JYD had a little momentum but he might have bitten off more than he could chew as he whipped Ladd off the ropes and went for a Big Thump (power slam) but Ladd’s 320 pounds collapsed onto JYD. From here it was Ladd with overhand punches and choke holds to gain the advantage. Ladd whipped JYD into the ropes and went for The Big Boot but JYD ducked under and then he bounced off the ropes and hit Ladd with one of his own favorites. A football tackle! JYD starts his Dog like antics of howling and biting at thin air as the crowd was on their feet. JYD picked up Ladd by his Afro and hit him with numerous big head-butts. One after the other. With Ladd down, JYD climbed to the middle rope and came off with a Lawler-like fist drop. It appeared over and Paul Morton started the count. 1…. 2…. Ladd kicks out but is in serious trouble. JYD is able to muscle Ladd into a shoulder breaker and again climbs the ropes for what looks like another fist drop. From behind comes Big Redd Reese who shoves JYD off the ropes. Morton immediately calls for the bell as Ladd is disqualified. Reese begins to use his 410 pounds to his advantage. He whips JYD from turnbuckle to turnbuckle and follows each whip with a running leap into JYD. JYD is in trouble. Ladd has recovered and now it is 2-1. Ladd picks JYD up and whips him into the ropes and as JYD comes off, Ladd nails him with a Big Boot. Immediately after, Reese comes off the ropes with a Holy Ghost Splash! JYD is hurt as Lawler, Idol and Superstar Graham hit the ring. Ladd and Reese escape and on their way back to the locker room, they raise their hands in a symbol of Back Power. JYD WINS BY DQ at 17:57. MATCH 9: AWA TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH THE ROAD WARRIORS VS THE ROCK N ROLL EXPRESS The Rock N Roll Express, the AWA Southern Tag Team Champions enter the ring first to KISS and “Rock N Roll All Night.” The fans are very excited as they would love to see their favorite team with the World title. KISS begins to blare again but this time it’s “War Machine.” Animal and Hawk come to the ring and they are a menacing site. From the face paint to the studded wrist guards and the spiked shoulder pads, they are the most intimidating team in wrestling. NOTE: The AWA Southern Titles are not on the line, only the AWA World Titles are. It is Animal and Robert Gibson who begin the match. Gibson gets literally thrown around the ring by Animal who is just so much more powerful that Gibson. At one point, Animal used a powerbomb that almost broke Gibson in half. Both team make a tag and it is more of the same as Hawk just seems too strong for Morton. A huge clothesline has the Road Warriors in complete control. From bodyslams to suplexes, the Road Warriors use one power move after the next. The Road Warriors are doing everything but being able to pin the Rock N Roll Express. Morton and Gibson continue to kick out at 2 ¾ or the other rushes into the ring to make the save. The Rock N Roll Express are able to take advantage when Hawk basically hits himself in the head in frustration at being unable to pin Morton. Morton sees his opportunity and ducked under another clothesline and caught Hawk with a drop kick. A quick tag to Gibson who nails Hawk with a drop kick of his own. A quick cover but Hawk kicks out at one. Gibson whips Hawk into the ropes and hits a missile drop kick. Another cover and another one count. Gibson is unsure what else he can do. Hawks stands up and Gibson goes for and nails an enzuguri kick. Hawks is in trouble. Gibson goes for the “Gibson Leglock. (Modified Figure 4) Hawk refuses to submit as the fans go wild. Animal comes in to break the hold and stomps on Gibson’s neck and breaks the hold. Morton comes into the ring and squares of with Animal all 4 men are now engaged and it’s a real Pier 6 brawl. It is amazing the Rock N Roll Express can go toe to toe with the Road Warriors. Ref Jerry Calhoun tries to restore order and eventually Morton and Animal leave the ring. Hawk is able to regain control after a massive bodyslam. An Irish whip and huge shoulder smash follows. Gibson is in trouble. A quick tag and Animal takes over. Another bodyslam and shoulder block is applied to Gibson. Animal scoops up Gibson and makes the tag. Hawk climbs to the top rope. It looks like a Warrior Splash which should give them the victory. Hawk dives off the rope and nails Gibson. Hawk with the cover and Animal turns to make sure Morton can’t make the save. Ref Calhoun begins the count. 1….. 2…. 3….. Oh no, the fans can’t believe it. Their favorite team has lost their chance at the AWA title. The crowd and the Rock N Roll Express are visually upset. The Road Warriors win by pin at 24:31. MATCH 10: AWA SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH JERRY LAWLER VS THE HOUSE OF HUMPERDINK The fans, by process of elimination, have already figured out that it must be Jesse Barr in this match as the rest of the House of Humperdink has already wrestled tonight. Lawler is first to the ring to the applause of the fans as they see him as their one true hope to fight all the evil that is in the CWA. He is also the hometown hero from right here in Memphis, Tennessee. Humperdink: Ladies and gentlemen please rise and welcome the next AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Standing 6’4 tall and weighing 321 pounds. Humperdink: “The Bad Man” From Borger, Texas Humperdink: Stan “the Man” Hansen. The match gets under way and it takes Lawler awhile to get going. He seems unsure of how to go about fighting this huge, wild man. Hansen has his way in the beginning after a huge shoulder block on Lawler. From there the action switches from the ring to the floor a few times but all with the same result. Lawler is just getting beat up! Lawler does block a right hand and begins to answer fire with fire. After taking Hansen off his feet, Lawler caught Hansen is an abdominal stretch but Hansen just hip tosses him off. Lawler is able to keep control by mixing in a few straight right hands. After an Irish Whip, Lawler catches Hansen in a sleeper. It is locked in pretty good and Hansen is in the center of the ring. Hansen tries to fight it off and after Humperdink distracts ref Jerry Calhoun, Hansen hits Lawler with a back kick right to the Royal Jewels. From here Hansen just puts another beating on Lawler. Hansen nails Lawler with the Lariat and instead of pinning Lawler, Hansen comes up from behind him and puts The King in the Brazos Valley Backbreaker. (Boston Crab) Hansen has it clamped in so deep and as pulling with all 321 pounds that it seems like Lawler will break in half. Hansen keeps it on for about 5 minutes but somehow Lawler will not submit. Finally Hansen breaks the hold. He whips Lawler right into Calhoun who goes down. Hansen goes right for the bull rope and nails Lawler with the cow bell over and over again. Lawler is busted wide open. Hansen then puts the rope around Lawler’s neck and begins to choke him. Hansen picks Lawler up by pulling on the rope. Hansen whips Lawler so hard that he goes over the top rope. Humperdink now joins Hansen in literally hanging Lawler from the top rope. They are trying to kill him. Calhoun comes to and quickly calls for the bell. The crowd is horrified. Hansen and Humperdink leave with Lawler still dangling from the ropes. JYD rushed to the ring along with the medical staff. The careful untie Lawler and place him right into a next brace and place him onto a stretcher and rush him out of the arena. Jerry Lawler wins by DQ at 24:45.
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