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    Great American Bash 1986

    July 3: McNichols Sports Arena: Denver, Colorado July 4: Bay Center: Pensacola, Florida July 5: The Superdome: New Orleans, Louisiana GET YOUR TICKETS NOW. DON'T MISS OUT ON HISTORY!
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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    Continental adds Steve Gatorwolf, Ted Allen, Don Bass, Jerry Oates, Don and Ron Harris, JR Hogg. and Billy Joe Travis. This are jobbers for me but if any of you want them for any real angles, please ask and they are yours
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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    Current Rosters and Free Agents List Promoter: Jerry Jarrett & Verne Gagne Booker: Spaldoni Territory: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky Roster Size: 56+5 Austin Idol Bart Batten Ben Bassarab Bill Dundee Billy Jack Bobby Jaggers Bobby Duncum (To retire after 1986) Brad Batten Brad Rheingans Brenda Britton Brian Adias Carl Fergie (To retire after 1987) Carlos Colon Crusher (To retire after 1987) Curt Hennig Curtis Iaukea Dan Spivey Duke Myers El Canek Giant Haystacks George Takano Gerry Morrow Greg Gagne Grizzly Boone Jerry Lawler Jimmy Snuka John Nord Jose Estrada Jose Lothario (off retired list) Kevin Kelly Les Thorton (To retire after 1986) Manny Fernandez Matt Borne Nick Bockwinkle Ox Baker (off retired list) Phil Hickerson Porkchop Cash (To retire after 1987) Paul Jones Rene Goulet (To retire after 1986) Ricky Morton Ricky Santana Ricky Steamboat Rip Morgan Rip Oliver Robert Gibson Rocky Johnson Ron Garvin Scott Casey Sivi Afi Snowman Spoiler Stan Lane Steve Keirn Steve O (To retire after 1987) Steve Strong Sunshine Tony Garea (To retire after 1987) Tony St. Clair Vinnie Valentino Wahoo McDaniel Promoter: The Fuller Family Commsioner: Les Thatcher TV Announcers Gordon Solie Territory: Alabama & Mississippi Total Roster 51+4 Barry Darsow Billy Joe Travis Bob Armstrong Boomer Lynch Brad Armstrong Buddy Roberts Butch Reed Dangerous Danny Davis (Mr. X) Dick Slater Don Bass Don Harris Doug Gilbert Dream Machine George Wells (To retire after 1987) Harley Race Jerry Oates Jimmy Garvin Jimmy Golden Joe Savoldi Johnathan Boyd Johnny Rich JR Hogg Killer Khan (To retire after 1987) Lanny Poffo Larry Zbyszko Len Denton Magnum TA (Retires Oct.14,1986) Masked Superstar Michael Hayes Mike George Mr. Olympia Plowboy Frazier Precious Robert Fuller Roger Smith Ron Harris Ron Starr Ronnie P. Gossett Scott Armsstrong Sheik Adnan Al Kassie Steve Armstrong Steve Gatorwolf Steve Regal Steve Williams Sweet Brown Sugar Ted Allen Ted Dibiase Terry Daniels Terry Gordy Tim Horner Tommy Gilbert (To retire after 1986) Tommy Rich Tony Anthony Wendell Cooley Woman MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING Promoter: Jim Crockett Booker: Wahoo's Leg Territory: Alabama Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia Roster Size: 55+5 Adrian Adonis Animal Armand Rougeau (To retire after 1986) Arn Anderson Baby Doll Billy Two Eagles (aka El Santo Negro) Brett Wayne Sawyer Bugsy McGraw Buzz Sawyer Chris Benoit Chris Champion Damian 666 Denny Brown Dick Murdoch Doug Furnas Gary Royal George South Hawk Hercules Hernandez Itallion Stallion Jacques Rougeau James Dillon Jerry Bryant Jim Hellwig (aka Justice) Jimmy Valiant Junkyard Dog Kabuki Kerry Brown Kokina Korstia Korchenka (aka Czar) (To retire after 1986) Lex Luger Mad Dog Vachon (To retire after 1986) Magic Dragon (aka Kazaharu) Mark Calloway (Texas Red, Undertaker) Marty Jannetty Mick Foley Mike Jackson Mr. Wrestling II (To retire after 1986) Ms. Elizabeth Nelson Royal (To retire after 1987) Ole Anderson Paul Ellering Phil Lefleur Ray Stevens Raymond Rougeau Randy Savage Ranger Ross Ric Flair Rocky King Sean Royal Shawn Michaels Sonny King (off retired list) Terry Brunk The Barbarian Tiger Conway Jr. Tom Prichard Tony Parisi (To retire after 1986) Tully Blanchard Warlord Promoter: Bill Watts Booker: Perfectly Straightedge TV Announcers Jim Ross, Cowboy Bill Watts Interviewer/Ring Announcer: Mark Lowrence Territory: Louisiana, Texas Roster Size: 30+1 Alaskan Hunter (Bob Brown) Bad News Allen Black Bart Blackjack Mulligan Bob Roop (To retire after 1986) Buddy Landel Bruiser Brody Crusher Blackwell Dale Veasey DJ Peterson Dusty Rhodes Ernie Ladd (From the retired list) Frank Lancaster Iceman Parsons Ivan Koloff Gary Young Jake Roberts John Tatum Ken Timbs Mike Davis Mike Graham Mike Sharpe Nikita Koloff Norvell Austin (To retire after 1986) One Man Gang Ricky Gibson (To retire after 1987) Ron Bass Tarzan Goto Terry Taylor Tom Zenk Tommy Lane PACIFIC COAST WRESTLING Promoter: Don Owen Commissioner: Dutch Savage Booker: Rainmakertv Territory: British Columbia, Washington. Oregon, California, Nevada, Hawaii and Arizona Roster Size: 59+4 Bam Bam Bigelow Barry Windham Big Bubba Rogers Bob Orton Bobby Eaton Brian Adams Brian Knobbs Brian Pillman Brickhouse Brown Bret Hart Buddy Rose Chavo Guerrero Chris Adams Chris Candido Dan Severn Dave Taylor Dennis Condrey Ed Gantner Eddie Gilbert Ed Wiskowski Fit Finlay Gary Hart Hector Guerrero Hiroshi Hase Jack Victory Jeff Jarrett Jim Cornette Jim Duggan Jim Neidhart Jimmy Del Rey (Jimmy Backlund) Joel Deaton Keiichi Yamada (Jushin Liger) Keiji Mutah Larry Cameron Leo Burke Leon White (on loan) Mando Guerrero Mike Miller Mike Rotundo Missy Hyatt Mr. Hito Nick Busick Norman Smiley Owen Hart Pat Tanaka Paul Diamond Percy Pringle Randy Rose Rick Gantner Rick Steiner Robbie Brookside Ron Simmons Scott Hall Shane Douglas Stan Hansen Steve Blackman Steve Wright Todd Morton Tom Magee Tony Atlas Too Cold Scorpio Tracy Smothers Vic Steamboat William Regal SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING Promoter: Fred Barnett Commissioner: Booker: Jeff5819 Territory: Eastern Tennessee Roster Size: 30+3 Adrian Street Al Madril Baron VonRaschke Brady Boone Bruce Hart Buck Zumhofe Butch Miller Downtown Bruno Fidel Sierra Jay Strongbow (To retire after 1986) Joe Lightfoot Kamala Keith Hart Koko B Ware Lance VonErich LeRoy Brown (To retire after 1986) Luke Williams Mark Rocco Mike VonErich Mongolian Stomper Moondog Moretti Moondog Cujo (Lanny Kean) Ms. Linda Nightmare Danny Davis Nightmare Ken Wayne Ray Candy Rip Rogers Ron Fuller Ron Wright Roy Lee Welch (To retire after 1986) Savio Vega SD Jones Scott McGhee Promoter: Dory Funk Jr. Booker: Autistic Dragon Territory: Western Texas, Nex Mexico Oklahoma, Colorado Roster Size: 37+3 Announcer: Steve Stack Commissioner: Frank Dusek Abdullah the Butcher Al Perez Alexis Smirnoff (To retire after 1987) Bill Irwin Chicky Starr Chris Youngblood Cpl. Kirchner Cocoa Samoa Don Kernodle (To retire after 1986) Dory Funk Jr. Doug Somers Doug VInes Dutch Mantell Eric Embry Fred Ottman Gama Singh Jeff Sword Jesse Barr Johnny Mantel Jumbo Tsurata Kendell Windham Kim Duk Kendo Nagasaki Kevin Sullivan (on load) Mark Youngblood Mike Shaw Moondog Rex Moondog Spot Mr. Pogo Pez Whatley Rufus Jones (To retire after 1987) Scott Irwin (Retired after 1986) Skandar Akbar Slick Steve Doll Steve Simpson Sunny War Cloud Tim Brooks Terry Funk Tojo Yamamota (Manager but could still wrestle) WONDER WOMEN WRESTLING Promoter: Pat Patterson Booker: Scarlet-Left President: Commentary Team: Roster Size: 30 Ashley Kennedy Baby Face Nellie Brittany Brown Candi Devine Candice Pardue Debbie Combs Desiree Peterson Despina Montagas Ivory Jamie West Judy Martin Kat Leroux KC Houston Lady Apache Lelani Kai Linda Dallas Liz Chase Luna Vachon Madd Maxine Medusa Micelli Misty Blue Simmes Peggy Lee Leather Penny Mitchell Reggie Bennett Rhonda Singh Rockin Robin Selina Majors Susan Starr Velvet McIntyre Vicky Carranza Wendy Richter Winoa Little Heart WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION Promoter: Vincent Kennedy McMahon Booker: Den President: Jack Tunney Commentary Team: Vince McMahon, Gorilla Monsoon, Lord Alfred Hayes Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel Interviewer: "Mean" Gene Okerlund Roster Size 58+5 Afa (Off retirement list) Al Snow Andre the Giant Barry Horowitz Bob Backlund Bobby Fulton Bobby Heenan Boris Zhukov Brian Blair Bruno Sammartino (To retire after 1987) Brutus Beekcake Davey Boy Smith David Sammartino David Schultz (To retire after 1986) Dino Bravo Don Muraco Dynamite Kid Fatu Freddie Blassie George Steele Greg Valentine Hillbilly Jim Honky Tonk Man Hulk Hogan Iron Sheik Ivan Putski (To retire after 1987)Jose Jesse Ventura Jim Brunzell Jim Powers Jimmy Hart John Studd Jose Luis Rivera Ken Patera Kevin VonErich Kerry VonErich King Kong Bundy King Tonga Lou Albano Missing Link Mr. Fugi Mr. Saito Nicolai Volkoff Paul Orndorff Paul Haymen Paul Roma Pedro Morales Rick Martel Rick Rude Roddy Piper Salvatore Belloma Sam Houston Samu Sgt. Slaughter Sika Steve Borden (Sting) Steve Lombardi Superstar Graham (To retire after 1987) Ted Arcidi The Mongol Tito Santana Tommy Rogers Tonga Kid Virgil -FREE AGENTS- Action Jackson Akio Sato Akira Maeda Al Tomko Alex Rizzo (Big Dick Dudley) Alofa Angel Acevedo (Cuban Assassin) Angel of Death Allen West Angelo Poffo (manager) Arc Angel (Curtis Thompson) Arnold Skaaland (manager) Art Crews (To retire after 1987) Athol Foley Ati Tago Axl Rotten Barry O Basher Biff Wellington Bill Kazmaier Black Memphisto Blue Demon Jr. Bob Bradley Bob Brown (Bulldog) Bota the Witch Doctor (To retire after 1986) Brodie Chase Bruce Love Bruiser Bedlam Butch Moffat Chi Chi Cruz Chic Cullen Chick Donavan Chris Markoff (To retire 1986) Chuck Simms (To retire after 1987) Cody Michaels Colt Steel Con Kovidis (To retire after 1986) Cueball Carmichael Curtis Thomas Dark Journey Dave Haskins Dave Morgan Dennis Turner Dewey Forte (To retire after 1986) Don Carson Doug McColl Dusty Wolfe Dynamite Smith Earthquake Ferris Ed Altas Farmer Boy Ipo Frank Morrell Frenchy Martin Fumihiro Niikura Gary Jackson Gene Ligon George Barnes George Skaaland George Weingerofff Gino Brito Jr. (To retire after 1986) Goldie Rogers Gypsy Joe Hacksaw Higgans Hiro Saito Hubert Sestor Hutch Thomas Jeff Gaylord Jerry America Jerry Grey Jerry Oske Jody Hamilton (To retire after 1986) Joe Cagle Joey Jackson John Paul Demann Johnathan Sayers Johnny Ace Johnny Rivera Johnny Rodz Johnny Valient Jos Leduc Jose Gonzalez JR Hogg (To Retire after 1986) Karl Kovac Kelly Kiniski (To retire after 1986) Kid Dymanite King Kaluha Ky Wakamatsu (Manager) Larry Hamilton (To retire after 1986) Larry Winters Lou Winston Mad Dog Goto Madd Maxx (Chuck Coates) Mark Fleming Mark Lewin (To retire after 1986) Mark Pile Mark Ragin Mark Starr Masonobu Fuchi Miguel Perez Miguel Perez Jr. Mike Hammer Mike Harris Mike Roberts Mitch Snow Moose Morowski (To reitre after 1986) Moutain Lou Mr. Ito New Guinea Headhunter #2 Nick Kiniski Omar Atlas Outback Jack Pat Rose Pete Doherty Pete Sanchez (To retire after 1986) Phil Apolla Randy Barber Ray Odyssey Red Tyler Ric McCord (To retire after 1987) Richard Charland Rikki Nelson Rocky Iaukea Rocky Kernodle (To retire after 1986) Ron Pope (To retire after 1986) Ron Ritchie Ron Shaw (To retire after 1986) Ron Slinker Rusty Brooks (To retire after 1986) Ryuma Go Samoan LeRoy Brown Samson (Ricky) Fuyuki Savannah Jack Scott Ledoux Scott Putski Sheik Hassan (To retire after 1986) Shunji Takano Sir Oliver Humperdink Soldat Ustinov (To retire after 1988) Spike Spike Huber Steve Brinson (Falcon, Cody James) Steve Schumann Stoney Burke Super Fly Tui Selinga Super Samoan Sakalia Super Strong Machine Sweet Daddy Sampson Taras Bulba Tatsumi Fujinami Teijho Khan Terminator Riggs The Mighty Goliath The Sheik Tiger Jeet Singh Tim Patterson Timothy Flowers Todd Champion Todd Tomko Tony Barton (Ninja) Tony Faulk Tug Taylor Tyree Pride Vladimir Krupoff Verne Seibert Yoshiaki Yatsu WOMEN: Moolah RETIREMENT LIST: Wrestlers who wrestled less than 10 matches a year for the rest of their careers WRESTLERS FROM THIS LIST CAN BE USED AS MANAGERS OR FOR ONE OR TWO SHOWS AS A SPECIAL ATTRACTION! If to be used as a manager, they must take up a roster spot. Special Attraction will just need to be booked. 1985 Ali Bey Angelo Mosco Angelo Poffo Baron Mikel Siciluna Big Boy Williams Bill Howard Bill White Black Gordman Blackjack Lanza Bubba Douglas Buck Robley Butcher Vachon Charlie Cook Ciclon Negro Danny Babich Danny Fargo Dick The Bruiser Don Kolov Francisco Flores Frank Dusek Gino Brito Grizzly Evans Jim Starr John Bonello Jules Strongbow Ken Lucas Kenny Jay Killer Karl Krupp Kurt VonHess Larry Lane Lars Anderson Luke Graham Norman Frederick Charles III Scott Ferris Sonny Boy Hayes Steve Diblasio Stan Stasiak Tapu TIo Vic Rossitini Yasuyuki Fugii 1986: Adam Yawrenko Bill Ash Billy Robinson Bob Sweetan Bobo Brazil Bruiser Costa Buzz Tyler Charlie Fulton Gene Anderson Gerald Finley Hubert Gallant Jack Brisco Jerry Brisco Johnny Weaver Johhny Wilhoit Jose Lothario Larry Hennig Louis Lawrence Lord Humongous (Jeff Van Kamp) Ox Baker Randy Rich Roger Kirby Rick Link Sailor White Silo Sam Swede Hansen Ted Oates Thunderbolt Patterson Tom Jones Van Van Horne WRESTLERS WHO HAVE DIED: Jay Youngblood: September 1, 1985 Rick McGraw: November 1, 1985 Pierre Lefebvre: December 24, 1985 Gino Hernandez: Feb 2, 1986
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    Wonder Women Wrestling

    Scarlet is having trouble posting his show so he asked me to do it for him. The site seems to be acting up again. Hey there, I hope this works! I’m currently unable to properly access the site. The reply form never opens and all I’m left with is the option to insert an attachment. If possible, could you reply to my thread with this and explain the situation? Thanks in advance! * Wonder Women of Wrestling – Episode No. XXIX – 23rd of June 1986 – Airing Live! – Las Vegas, Nevada Advertised Match: Lisa Moretti versus Desiree Petersen for the WWW Fighting Spirit Championship and the NWA Texas Women’s Championship This week, the programme opens with a snazzy video package showing off loads of new merchandise, extra footage of Debbie Combs and hype packages for various matches at the upcoming supercard. We then move onto the television title match, with Velvet McIntyre taking on Luna Vachon. The challenger is coached throughout the match by her mentor Medusa Miceli and seems to have greatly improved her in-ring ability but even the guidance and occasional overt aid from the leader of the monsters can’t keep Luna Vachon in the game long enough to really pose a threat to Velvet McIntyre – who seems to have found a new lease of life as TV champion. Velvet McIntyre defeats Luna Vachon in 13:10 by pinfall after a swinging hurricanrana to retain the WWW Television Championship After a brief interlude – this one shilling the new “WWW Magazine” and its inaugural prediction competition – we head to the interviews. All of the monsters are sat with Luna Vachon for a tense dressing down from their leader. Rhonda Singh tries to complain about Luna Vachon being given her spot but is browbeaten by an enraged Medusa Miceli who promises to show them how it’s done in her own match. Velvet McIntyre uses her interview time to politely request that Debbie Combs consider her for a world title match when she “inevitably” crushes Wendi Richter for a second time. A commercial break then takes us through to a tag team match to determine the title challengers on Saturday. The Star Girls are taking on the terrifying pairing of Medusa Miceli and Mad Maxine. The resulting contest is brutal from start to finish as the superior athlete Medusa Miceli takes on a well-oiled machine in the form of Rockin’ Robin and Jamie West almost single-handed as she leaves Mad Maxine on the apron – saving her for clean-up duty. As tiredness eventually wears her down, Medusa Miceli is forced to tag out after pin attempt catches her with less than a second to spare. Once Mad Maxine enters, however, it’s obvious who’ll win. Rockin’ Robin takes a big boot that sends her soaring from the apron, colliding violently with the guard rail, and Jamie West goes up for a devastating gorilla press slam. Medusa Miceli & Mad Maxine defeat Rockin’ Robin & Jamie West in 14:32 when Mad Maxine pins Jamie West after a gorilla press slam After another brief interlude, we head to the interviews. The Star Girls, beaten and bruised, swear they’ll find a strategy for neutralising Mad Maxine the next time that the two teams clash. Medusa Miceli, on the other hand, rants at the interviewer, the audience and her own stablemates – declaring herself to be the most dominant competitor in the company and promising to have every title belt in the company around the waist of a member of her faction by the time the summer’s over. A second commercial break then takes us to the main event. With her stablemates there to cheer her on and no one in the champ’s corner, Desiree Petersen has the morale advantage and, in the early goings of the match even appears to have tactical advantage. Once the feeling out process is complete, however, Lisa Moretti sinks her teeth in and proceeds to torture the challenger at every turn. The champion is utterly merciless and uses the contest, seemingly, to prove a point. The babyface breaks out occasionally, even going on extended runs from time to time but, without variation, is brought to heel before she can seriously threaten an upset. Lisa Moretti defeats Desiree Petersen in 15:07 by pinfall after a powerslam to retain the WWW Fighting Spirit Championship and the NWA Texas Women’s Championship
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    Great American Bash 1986

    PENSACOLA BAY CENTER JULY 4, 1986 GET YOUR TICKETS NOW NWA WORLD TITLE MATCH Magnum T.A. © vs The Masked Superstar NWA WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Ted Dibiase & Dr. Death © vs The Tennessee Studd Stable (Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden) MASK VS CONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH “Dirty” Dick Slater © vs Mr. Olympia CONTINENTAL TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Tommy & Johnny Rich © vs Bob & Brad Armstrong LOSER WEAR A DRESS MATCH Jimmy Garvin with Precious vs Lanny Poffo with Woman NWA JR. HEAVYWEIGHT MATCH “Mr. Electricity Steve Regal © vs “White Lightening Tim Horner SOUTHEASTERN TITLE MATCH: TITLE & CONTRACT ON A POLE Wendell “Wild Cat” Cooley vs “The Nature Boy” Buddy Landel with Ronnie P. Gossett INTERGENDER MATCH Reggie Bennett vs “Dangerous” Danny Davis FLAG MATCH Killer Khan with Sheik Adnan Al Kassie vs Private Terry Daniels
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    The Masked Avenger is going to be an awesome angle. The Highlight of the show was the Corny interview. Wonder if he is just talking or if he really knows about the Avenger? Hacksaw vs Playboy... Going to be fun!!
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    Western States Wrestling

    Awesome TV show this week. I wouldn't want to go head to head with you in a Dawn of War Trivia contest. That back stroy about The Wild Bunch was spot on. Also loved the backstory of Mantell in Vietnam. Stories make this game! Jumbo is one tough dude. Tojo was correct. Both Mantell and T.A. better be READY! Nice win for Jimmy Jack. The Funks are starting to roll in their territory. To the Sports Arena: AWESOME CARD! Like Shaska being the opening heel. Gets the fans throwing some heat right away. Great use of the stipulation in that Partner Handcuffed to the ringpost. No problem... take off the turnbuckle! Very creative. Scott Irwin over Super D... Interesting! then Bill Irwin survives the next bout with a DDQ against Brooks. Jumbo is on a roll! Can he take the World Title... We will have to see!
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    AWA Major League Wrestling

    Awesome show as we head towards WrestleRock The Golden Boys angle has me very interested. Can't see what role Vin Man plays in all of this. Another angle that I can't wait to see play out is El Canek vs Giant Haystacks.... something must give here... might even be the ring if in is not re-enforced BattenRock looks like trouble for Southern Justice The tag team division is deepere then ever... RnR, Fab Ones, Bruise Brothers... that's a lot for the fans to cheer for. Love the Bruise Brothers going to the pawn shop to sell the Billionaires title. Don't be nervous. This might be the best day yet in the history of Dawn of War! Really love these southern type brawls to end the AWA shows.
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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    Dawn of War would like to welcome Jeff5819 to our game. He will be writing for Smoky Mountain Wrestling! His roster is up and ready to go!
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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    Free Agency is closed as we get the new Smoky Mountain Wrestling roster set up. It ahould take about a day.
  11. With my folder being deleted, I thoiught I would re-post my work in order to have a history of it and in case any new readers want to catch up with what they missed. No reason to comment on it. It you feel this is cluttering up our project, I will remove it. NWA CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING WITH GORDON SOLIE  MARCH 27, 1986 BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (MATCHES ARE FROM 3/22) The show opens with a short clip from WrestleWar where we see Jimmy Garvin defeat Austin Idol in their loser leave town match only to have Garvin attacked by some masked man. Gordon Solie: Well thank you, thank you very much. I am Gordon Solie and it is my pleasure to be here with you on Continental Championship Wrestling. I am really excited and grateful to be hosting the first episode of Continental Championship Wrestling here on the Superstation WTBS 17. As many of you heard last hour from NWA President Bill Watts, Continental Championship Wrestling is once again back home as part of the NWA. Bro-ther, let me tell you that wherever that NWA logo goes, you are going to see the best the sport of professional wrestling has to offer. I promise you will continue to see all of your favorite stars and the stars you love to hate. Tonight, we are coming to you from the great Boutwell Auditorium and what a show we have instore for you. We will be seeing not one, but two title matches here today at Nick Bockwinkle will be defending his Continental Championship against the Masked Superstar and Tommy and Johnny Rich will be defending their Continental Tag Team Titles against Wendell Cooley and Steve Armstrong. We will also be seeing Jimmy Garvin in action as well as “The Nature Boy” Landel. NWA World Champion, Magnum T.A. will be here as will the NWA World Heavyweight Champions, Dr. Death Steve Williams and Ted Dibiase. And finally, Continental Championship Wrestling President, Les Thatcher will be here for an important announcement. Without further ado, lets head to the ring for our first bout. MATCH: “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin with Precious defeats “Hollywood” John Tatum with the Brainbuster The match itself was very interesting as it was a battle of two of the more flamboyant wrestlers in the NWA. Tatum did a great job of whining and playing the frightened heel that he was able to get great heat from this crowd. Garvin was able to survive all of the questionable tactics by Tatum and get the win. Right after the three count is made, the camera goes to Precious who is frantically screaming for Garvin to turn around. WHAM… Gorgeous Jimmy turned around just in time to block an attack from the same masked man we saw at WrestleWar. The two duke it out for a few seconds before Garvin knocks down the masked assailant. Garvin goes straight for the mask but somehow, the man escapes back to the locker room and out of the building. Post-match Interview- Gordon Solie: Well congratulations on your win tonight Jimmy but it seems you have a big problem on your hands. With Austin Idol out of the NWA, we are pretty sure the man who attacked you twice in the past few weeks is not the Universal Heartthrob. Can you think of anyone who would be after? Gorgeous Jimmy: 1986 is off to on heck of a start. I mean Gorgeous Jimmy sent Austin Idol packing but when you are as beautiful as I am, someone is always jealous. I have no idea who the attacker is, but he must be one ugly dude if he has to go around wearing a mask. Gordon, whoever it is can only hide for so long! COMMERCIAL Before our next match, NWA Champion, Magnum T.A stops by the podium where Gordon Solie lets the champ know how excited he is to have him here at the first Continental Championship Wrestling show on WTBS. As Magnum is thanking Gordon and explaining to the crowd just how great it will be to have Continental back in the NWA, we here a moan from the fans… Gordon Solie: Oh brother, I was warned but I it is worse than I even imagined. Out comes Ronnie P. Gossett and he is dressed in an all black suit with a pink hat and a fanny pack. Gordon Solie: I was told Ronnie that you no longer work here as an announcer. Ronnie P: Gordon, what you say is true and if the powers that be want to wash Continental Wrestling right down the drain then who am I to stop them. I am not here as an announcer. I am here as a manager. In fact, the manager of the greatest wrestler in all of the NWA. Magum T.A.: (with a smirk on his face) Hey now Two Tons of Fun… you’re not my manager. Ronnie P: Hey Tom Sellick… the Village People called and asked for their mustache back. I said the greatest wrestler in the NWA… not the one that tricked Bill Watts into giving him the belt. Gordon Solie: And who prey tell to do believe to be the Greatest Wrestler in the NWA? Ronnie P: Not who do I believe… who is! My God, what they said about you drinking before noon was right on target. Gordon Solie: Excuse me sir. Ronnie P: Excuse you for what? Not knowing “The Nature Boy” is the greatest wrestler in the NWA. Magnum T.A.: I am not taking anything away from the Nature Boy but currently Ric Flai is working for … Ronnie P.: Oh come on you two stop your games. The Real Nature Boy… Buddy Landel and if you dare to give him a match next Monday night right here in the Boutwell Auditorium… I promise you we will have a knew champion. Magnum T.A.: Listen good Ronnie Gossett…. Magnum T.A. has never once backed down from a challenge and he won’t begin to now. If Les Thatcher believes Buddy Landel deserves a title shot, I will give it to him! Les Thatcher comes right out and explains that the NWA has never allowed a champion to pick his own opponents. This sets Ronnie P. off but Thatcher tells him to hold on as he explains that if Buddy Landel can beat Sweet Brown Sugar tonight, he will give sign the match. After some complaining that Landel should not have to prove he deserves the title shot, Ronnie gives in and we are informed that the match is up next. Ronnie P.: I know you are just trying anyway to keep my man from winning that World Title next week but that won’t work. Buddy Landel is under my wings and soon will win that gold belt. Gordon Solie: Not sure anything could survive under your wings! Ronnie P: Excuse me? Gordon Solie: Let’s get back to the ring. MATCH: WINNER GETS WORLD TITLE SHOW NEXT WEEK “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel with Ronnie P. Gossett vs Sweet Brown Sugar The bout is a great back and forth match as both men can really do it all in the ring. Unfortunately for all involved, Ronnie P. dragged himself up on the apron and distracted the ref as Tommy Wildfire Rich hit the ring and Pear Harbored Sugar with a slapjack to the back of the legs. This was all Landel needed as he locked in the figure four and with his legs already damaged, Sugar had to submit. Gordon Solie: Well again, I was warned but I just had to see it for myself to believe. Tommy Rich has truly turned on the fans of the NWA but what I just saw is reprehensible. COMMERCIAL As we come out of break, Les Thatcher is with Gordon Solie where he announces that on April 26th there will be a one night 8-man tournament at the Boutwell Auditorium to fill the recently vacated Gulf States title. Gordon Solie hypes up this event as how great the action will be each and every Monday night at the Boutwell Auditorium before taking us back to the ring, CONTINENTAL TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Tommy & Johnny Rich vs Wendel Cooley & Steve Armstrong With all that the Rich’s have done over the past few months, nobody could believe that they could get even more heat but after their last stunt… it is white hot with hatred for the once beloved cousins from Tennessee. With a last name like Armstrong, Steve is already idolized in these parts and the fans have really latched on to Cooley so we have one of those good vs evil bouts here. While it looked like the fan favorites had a chance to win the belts, we see Tommy Rich throw some sort of powder into the eyes of Cooley which left him completely blinded for the rest of the match. This allowed the Rich’s to just abuse poor Steve Armstrong. When Wildfire hit two piledrivers on Armstrong and still not go for the pin, Sweet Brown Sugar rushed the ring where he connected with missile dropkicks on both the Rich cousins. The crowd was really incensed when the ref gave the victory to Tommy and Johnny. Post Match Interview: Gordon Solie: Tommy, I must say, this is a side of you I have never seen before and I admit, it is a side I do not like. I never thought you would sign up to be managed with a guy like Ronnie Gossett. Tommy Rich: Gordon, you and I go way back brother but family is thicker than water. I could care less what you think or what any of these people from Alabama think! As of right now, we respect Ronnie Gossett tremendously, but we are not managed by Ronnie. Gordon Solie: So why did you interfere in the last match? Tommy Rich: Interfere? I know nothing bout that. All I know, is that we are the Continental Tag Team Champions, and we are wrestling night after night against all these people who upset about what we have to say and they want to whip us from one corner of the ring to the other but each night we come out of that ring looker better and better. Johnny Rich: Speaking of looking better and better, every time I come to Alabama I look out in the crowd and I look better and better. Tommy Rich: Hey Gordon, what do people from Alabama do on Halloween? …….They Pump Kin! Gordon Solie: That will be about enough of that! I think I have heard enough. The fans explode as the NWA World Tag Team Champions, Ted Dibiase and Dr. Death come out and confront the Rich cousins. They said they were in the back and we getting real tired of how the Rich brothers were putting everyone down and that they couldn’t take it any longer. Give Tommy and Johnny credit as they didn’t back down at all. After a good back and forth, Les Thatcher comes out and says that this should be settled in the ring… next week in the Boutwell! Gordon Solie: WOW… folks, if you are anywhere near Birmingham next Monday night, get to the Boutwell Auditorium. Two world title matches and much, much more! COMMERCIAL CONTINENTAL ITLE MATCH Nick Bockwinkle © vs The Masked Superstar In a true classic match that has it all, the Masked Superstar outlasts Bockwinkle and gets the win with the Cobra Clutch! Gordon Solie: Bro-ther… what a first night a Continental Championship Wrestling here on WTBS! So long from the Heart of Dixie. Other Dark Matches from the Boutwell Dream Machine defeats Mike Graham with a loaded mask Crusher Blackwell defeats Davey Rich with the Airplane Drop “White Lightening” Tim Horner defeats Mr. Electricity Steve Regal with the rolling cradle in a battle of the two best JR. Heavyweights in the area. NWA CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING WITH GORDON SOLIE APRIL 3, 1986 BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (MATCHES ARE FROM 3/29) Gordon Solie: Thank you. Thank you so very much and welcome once again to Continental Championship Wrestling sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance, the oldest and largest sanctioning body the world over. First of all, we have some very exciting news for you. Our very own Tim Horner recently traveled to Japan for an NWA Jr. Heavyweight title match against The Black Cat and Horner came out victorious. Tim will be bringing that world title here next week and I can’t wait to be able to congratulate him in person. As for the action tonight, everyone is in for a real treat as we will have not one but two world title matches. It will be Tommy and Johnny Rich challenging Ted Dibiase and Dr. Death for the NWA World Tag titles. We will also see Buddy Landel taking on the NWA World Champion, Magnum T.A. If that was not enough, it will be the newly crowned Continental Champions, the Masked Superstar defending his title against Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin. Also fans, we are just over 3 weeks away from the one night tournament to crown the new Southeastern Heavyweight Champion in The Boutwell Auditorium and I think news of this is spreading across the country as people are rushing to Continental Championship Wrestling to be eligible for that tournament. Newcomer, Luscious will be taking on Doug Gilbert and listen to this one folks, Brad Armstrong is back and he will be taking on the Grappler. If that is not an exciting night of wrestling than I don’t know what is. Let’s get to the ring as we are set for our first match. MATCH: Luscious vs Doug Gilbert With Gilbert already in the ring, Gordon Solie let’s everyone know that Doug is the younger brother of “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert and the son of legendary Southeasetrn Championship Wrestling star Tommy Gilbert. After that information, it is like Gordon Solie has lost his voice for once as a beautiful woman heads towards the ring where she grabs the microphone from the ring announcer. Gordon Solie: My… I’m not sure who this is but she has the attention of everyone in the Boutwell Auditorium. Woman: Let me introduce myself. I am Woman. I am at the service of the most beautiful person in the world… Luscious! A masked man with a very good physique heads to the ring and immediately, Gordon Solie regains his voice. Gordon Solie: Folks… there he is. That is the man who has attacked Jimmy Garvin 3 times in the past few weeks! So now we know that Luscious is the assailant, but we still have no idea why. As the bell rings, we see Luscious is miles ahead of the youngster as he seems to toy with Gilbert for a few minutes. That almost caught him as Gilbert may be new, but he does come from a wrestling family and has picked up a thing or two along the way. Gilbert gains the momentum with a big body slam and he almost got the win with an inside cradle. This just seemed to refocus Luscious who now takes over for good with the end coming with a top rope flying elbow drop. The crowd explodes as Jimmy Garvin rushes the ring! He’s all over Luscious! Wham… 3 right hands followed by a big body slam. Wham… Garvin hoists Luscious up and connects with a brainbuster Garvin is going for the mask! Wham… Woman from behind comes up and sprays something in the eyes of Garvin. Garvin is rolling all around on the floor while Woman finds a way to drag Luscious to the back! COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS IN MOBILE, BILOXI & PENSACOLA Gordon Solie: Folks, that was one intense situation we just saw. I must say that I completely understand the passion we just saw from Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin. I mean he just snapped and who could blame him. Unfortunately, he did not get the mask off and we still do not know who Luscious is. What we do know is that the doctors are with Garvin right now evaluating his eyes after being sprayed by the person who calls herself Woman. We all know that Garvin is supposed to take on the Masked Superstar for the Continental Title tonight and that match is in jeopardy and is in the hands of the doctors as we speak. As soon as we get more information, we will pass it along to all of you in the Boutwell Auditorium. Let’s get back to the ring. MATCH: Brad Armstrong vs The Grappler The fans are really excited as there was a rumor that Brad had taken his talents up north and when he came to the ring, they gave him a huge Alabama welcome! We had a contrast in styles here as the Grappler wanted to mix it while Brad wanted to use his speed and technical ability. As far as the quality goes, this match is second to none. B.A. can bump and sell with the best of them, and he made the Grappler look unbeatable. Unbeatable until the end when Armstrong rolled down the back of the Grappler as he went for a big body slam and then Armstrong hit the Russian Neckbreaker for the win. In a post-match interview, Gordon told B.A. how great it was to have him back in Continental while Armstrong said nothing has changed and he can’t wait to put a sock in that big mouth of Ronnie P. Gossett and teach that “So-called Nature Boy” a thing or two. Gordon Solie: Fans, I have known Brad and his family a long time and trust you me BRO-THER, they are good people. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS IN MOBILE, BILOXI & PENSACOLA As we come out of break, Les Thatcher is at the podium with Gordon Solie and the Continental Champion, the Masked Superstar. Les Thatcher: Fans, I want to let you know that Jimmy Garvin with be okay after being sprayed in the eyes but unfortunately, he will not be able to wrestle tonight. Masked Superstar: Well thanks for letting me know. Not that it would have been much of a match anyway but at least I don’t have to wait around here any longer than I have to. I mean you stay in Birmingham too long, you just feel yourself getting dumber. Les Thatcher: Hold on just a minute Superstar. These fans paid to see a Continental Title Match and that is exactly what they are going to get. OlHolHoH Masked Superstar: That is ridiculous. You know that there is nobody in this building tonight that can last 5 minutes in the ring with me. Les Thatcher: Not so sure about that but I do know that there is someone in the building tonight who has not been around for while who is pretty sure he can take that title off your hands. The Masked Superstar shakes his head in a condescending way, and we could only imagine the sarcastic look he has on his face under that mask. Les Thatcher: …so I suggest you get ready for your match against one Dick Slater! The Masked Superstar moans and groans as the crowd explodes. Thatcher tells him that if he doesn’t get in the ring now, he will forfeit the Continental Title! With no other choice, the Masked Superstar heads to the ring. : I got one more announcement for everyone… Jimmy Garvin should be cleared to wrestle in the next few days so let’s give him what he wants right here, next week in the Boutwell Auditorium. It will be “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin vs Luscious. CONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH THE MASKED SUPERSTAR © VS “DIRTY” DICK SLATER This match is a back and forth, action packed bout that is a bit backwards in one way and that is the fan favorite is the pure brawler and the heel really has some technical skill. The Masked Superstar hits some big forearms, body slams and tried 3 times to finish Slater off with the cobra clutch but each time Slater answered with an eye gouge, a knee to the gut or a simple, open fisted right hand. In the end, we see Slater duck under a big clothesline and start throwing big punches one after the other. The last blow knocks The Masked Superstar through the ropes out onto the floor. When the Superstar shakes the cobwebs out, he picks up his title and heads for the hills taking the loss by count-out in order to save his belt. Dick Slater (grabs the house mic): Superstar…. I hope you can hear me. I hope this feed goes back to the locker room and you hear every word. I used to respect you. I thought you were a real man. I admit that I was kind of lucky in one way to find myself in a title match tonight and I was going to give it my all. I thought you were man enough to do the same. Now, you simply quit the match. I learned something about you. You’re a coward. You’re wearing a mask so we don’t see the fear on your face. Walking out on this bout tonight just means you better have eyes in the back of your head as I am coming for you. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS IN MOBILE, BILOXI & PENSACOLA NWA TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Ted Dibiase & Dr. Death © vs Tommy & Johnny Rich The challengers come to the ring doing everything in their power to antagonize the fans in the Boutwell Auditorium. While Dibiase and Doc have not spent much time in this area, they come out to a thunderous ovation which is a simple statement to the amount of heat the Rich cousins are getting. As for the bout, there is no way for Tommy and Johnny to deal with the power or the technical ability of the champs, so they just resort to the questionable tactics. The only problem here was that Dibiase and Doc like to mix it up as much as the next guy and the champs controlled the early action. With Johnny in trouble, we see Wildfire reaching into his trunks for some sort of object and he rushes the ring and clobbers Dibiase. Dibiase goes down like he was hit with a boulder and he seems to be out. The only problem is that Doc got to Wildfire before Tommy could drag Johnny on top of Dibiase. With Dibiase and Johnny down, Doc is all over Wildfire and this has the ref’s full attention… We hear a murmur from the crowd… Gordon Solie: WATCH OUT… it’s the Tennessee Stud Stable… Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden. Golden off the top rope…. Bro-ther… a nasty knee drop to the Dibiase. Fuller drags Rich on top of Dibiase. The ref turns just in time to see the Pearl Harbor attack and calls for the bell. Gordon Solie: Well justice has been served. The winner of the bout is Ted Dibiase and Dr. Death. Johnny and Tommy Rich have been disqualified but that has done nothing to stop the attack by Wildfire and the Studd Stable on the NWA Champions. This attack goes on for a few minutes until the champs are laying down in the center of the ring and the two sets of cousins have a huge party in the ring. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS IN MOBILE, BILOXI & PENSACOLA As Ronnie P. Gossett and Buddy Landel head to the podium. Gordon Solie: Ohhhh, as if this couldn’t get worse. Ronnie P: For once Gordon, I agree with you. Did you just see the incompetence of the referee in that last match? Johnny Rich had that no-good Ted Dibiase down for the 3 count and for no reason, he disqualified one of the most respected families in wrestling and cost them the world title. Gordon Solie: For no reason? Did you not see the attack by Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golder? Ronnie Gossett: If you are talking about the latest members of my team… no I did not see any attack and I am pretty sure you saw nothing either. I mean it is nearly 10 PM… that’s 12 hours a drinking for you. I’m sure you see nothing by now. Gordon Solie: That we be enough of that. This interview is over. Take your man to the ring. As Ronnie P. goes to the ring, Gordon Solie attempts to put the dangers of the Studd Stable joining Ronnie P and Buddy Landel into perspective. NWA TITLE MATCH: Magnum T.A. © vs “The Nature Boy” Buddy landel & Ronnie P. Gossett Magnum T.A. has learned a lot from watching the previous match as he knows that this enemy could attack from any angle so he is extremely focused. While Ronnie P. did attempt to climb up on the apron a few times, T.A. quickly rushed at him to keep him away from the match. One time, Ronnie P. fell backwards off the apron which gave the fans a great laugh. Buddy Landel did take advantage of one of the times T.A. rushed at Gossett by quickly striking from behind by taking out the legs of the champ. The Nature Boy went to work on the knees of the champ hoping to soften him up for the Figure 4 which he does eventually lock in. T.A. was in trouble but there was no way he was going to submit. Somehow, the champ dragged Landel to the ropes to break the hold. T.A. limps around for a few seconds and Landel sees this as his chance… WHAM… T.A. catches Landel and hits the Belly to Belly Suplex. 1….2…3! Gordon Solie: Oh here we go again… it’s the Studd Stable rushing the ring. And from behind, here comes the NWA World Champs. Its T.A., Dibiase and Dr. Death vs Robert Fuller, Jimmy Golden and Buddy Landel. This is a Pier 6 Brawl to remember! The show ends with the fan favorites in control of the ring as Gordon Solie runs down next weeks matches at the Boutwell Auditorium. So long from the Heat of Dixie. THE BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM: APRIL 5 $5000 TO WINNER: 6 MAN ELIMINATION BOUT Wendell Cooley vs Pez Whatley vs Ricky Gibson vs Dirty White Boy vs The Grappler vs Mike Sharpe Norvelle Austin vs “Hollywood” John Tatum Mr. Electricity Steve Regal vs Doug Gilbert Luscious with Woman vs Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin with Precious CONTINENTAL TAG TEAM MATCH Tommy & Johnny Rich vs Scott & Steve Armstrong CONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH: FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE The Masked Superstar vs “Dirty” Dick Slater 6 MAN STEEL CAGE MATCH Magnum T.A., Ted Dibiase & Dr. Death vs The Tennessee Stud Stable & Buddy Landel/ Ronnie P Gossett NWA CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING WITH GORDON SOLIE APRIL 10, 1986 BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (MATCHES ARE FROM 4/5) Gordon Solie: Thank you. Thank you so very much and welcome once again to Continental Championship Wrestling sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance, the oldest and largest sanctioning body the world over. First of all, we are just two weeks away from the one night tournament to crown a new Southeastern Champion. Les Thatcher will be here a little later to name the first 4 wrestlers for that tournament which will be right here in the Boutwell Auditorium on April 26. As for the action tonight, we have a really, really big show for everyone. We will see Jimmy Garvin go one on one against Luscious, the masked man who has been after him for almost a month now. We will see a $5000 Elimination match between Ricky Gibson, Mr. Olympia, Wendell Cooley, The Grappler, The Dirty White Boy and Iron Mike Sharpe. We will see Mr. Electricity, Steve Regal, take on Doug Gilbert. The new NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion, Tim Horner will be here. Tommy & Johnny Rich will defend the Continental Tag Titles against Scott and Steve Armstrong. The Masked Superstar will be defending his Continental Heavyweight Title in a return bout against “Dirty Dick Slater where falls count anywhere in the building and the main event will be one to remember! NWA World Champion Magnum T.A. and NWA Tag Team Champions, Ted Dibiase and Dr. Death will take on Robert Fuller, Jimmy Golden and “The Nature Boy” Buddy Landell in a STEEL CAGE! With such a jam packed card, we need to get right to the ring. Ronnie P. Gossett: Hold on just a minute. How can you start the show without discussing the biggest news in Continental Wrestling history. Gordon Solie: If it has to do with you Ronnie, it has to be really big! Ronnie P. Gossett: Oh, watch your mouth you lush. I’m talking about how Magnum T.A. robbed Buddy Landel of the NWA World Title and the lawsuit we are set to file against Continental Championship Wrestling. Gordon Solie: Need I remind you that it was you Ronnie that interfered in that match last week. Ronnie P. Gossett: I think your judgement is a bit foggy from all that you imbibed last week. I was attacked by Magnum P.I. and you will see, the Tennessee Stud Stable will soon run this company and I will once again will be the host and bring this show back to where it was before you showed up here you Bloody Mary with a microphone. Gordon Solie: Oh Bro-ther…. Let’s get to the ring. MATCH: Mr. Electricity Steve Regal vs Doug Gilbert During the match, Tim Horner joins Gordon Solie where Horner is congratulated for winning the NWA Jr. Heavyweight Title on a recent trip to Japan from The Black Cat. Horner is thankful and says he knows it will be hard work keeping the title as there are so many great Jr. Heavyweights right here in Continental and Mid-South Wrestling that are going to give him all he can handle including the man in the ring Steve Regal. As for the match, Gilbert once again shows some improvement and Gordon Solie is quick to talk about his family history but in the end, Mr. Electricity gets the best of Doug Gilbert as he gets the win with a standing Figure 4. Regal sees Horner at the interview desk and starts calling him out and making that belt around the waist sign. Horner and Solie both seem to agree that Regal is calling him out and it seems like Horner might have his first challenge if Les Thatcher signs the bout. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS IN DOTHAN, MONTGOMERY & HUNTSVILLE Gordon Solie: Folks, you are in for a treat in our next match. It is every man for himself. You can tag in anyone at any time. The last man standing will receive $5000 but before we get to the match Les Thatcher is here with a big announcement. Les Thatcher: Thank you Gordon, we keep hearing about April 26th and the Southeastern Title Tournament. Well, the next match is a preview in a way as all 6 men in our next match will be competing for that title. Gordon Solie: Wow… I must say that will be one heck of a night right here in the Boutwell Auditorium but I do believe that there are two other entrants to that tournament. Les Thatcher: You are right Gordon. Next week, right here in the Boutwell Auditorium there will be two qualifying matches where the winners will get the last two slots into the tournament. It will be Sweet Brown Sugar vs Hollywood John Tatum and Norvell Austin vs The Dream Machine. Gordon Solie: What a night a wrestling that will be. Let’s get to the ring. But before the bout, the DWB and the Grappler stop by and announce that they have made a deal to split the money after they are the last two men standing and then they will go out on the town and decide which one will be the next Southeastern Champion. MATCH: $5000 Elimination match (only partial match shown on TV) Brad Armstrong vs Mr. Olympia vs Wendell Cooley vs The Grappler vs The Dirty White Boy vs Iron Mike Sharpe. The action was fast and furious with the first pin coming only about 30 seconds into the bout as Iron Mike Sharpe, busy antagonizing the fans, turned right into a waiting Brad Armstrong who caught him with the Russian Legsweep. We go a few minutes here with wild action before some nasty double teaming by the Grappler and The Dirty White Boy where they double front suplexed Wendell Cooley to eliminate him. These double team tactics seemed to work as the evil duo executed the same move a little while later on Mr. Olympia to eliminate the masked favorite. This left B.A. alone to deal with the DWB and The Grappler. Somehow, B.A. was able to catch The Grappler in a sleeper and seemed to have him trouble. WHAM… The Dirty White Boy rushed in to save the Grappler and somehow Armstrong releases the sleeper just in time and the DWB clobbered the Grappler with a huge clothesline. WHAM… Armstrong with another Russian Legsweep. This time on the DWB. Armstrong quickly covers the Grappler for the 3 count and then he covers the DWB for the final victory. One interesting thing to note here was that the DWB at one point tagged in Mr. Olympia to face Brad Armstrong. Olympia acted like he didn’t want to fight his buddy, but when B.A. turned his back Olympia started towards Armstrong. Armstrong turned back around, and Olympia acted like he was only joking. We shall see. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS IN DOTHAN, MONTGOMERY & HUNTSVILLE MATCH: Jimmy Garvin with Precious vs Luscious with Woman After being attacked repeatedly by the masked Luscious in the last month and after being sprayed in the eyes with hairspray last week by Woman, Garvin is fuming and attacks before the bell. Eventually the ref gets some control, and the match starts for real. Garvin is controlling much of the action in the ring while Woman seems to be inching closer and closer to Precious on the outside of the ring. Garvin seems poised to hit the Brainbuster when we hear one of the loudest screams ever and it has come from Precious. It seems like Woman has cut off some of the locks from Precious’s hair. Garvin sees this and starts leaves the ring in hot pursuit of Woman. WHAM… as Garvin came around the corner, Garvin got leveled with a chair shot from Luscious. While the ref calls for the bell and gives the win to Garvin by DQ, the attack is not quite over as Woman now takes the scissors and cuts of a small clipping from Garvin’s head. Woman and Luscious walk out waving the hair from Precious and Garvin as they head back to the locker room! Gordon Solie: My, oh my. I’m not sure what this Luscious character has against Jimmy Garvin but they have crossed the line here in the Boutwell Auditorium tonight. A battered “Gorgeous” Jimmy and a distraught Precious head to the podium. Jimmy Garvin: Enough is enough! Luscious…. Woman… whoever you are you’ve crossed the line! Cutting the hair of the Gorgeous ones has gone to far. I don’t know who you are and what your problem is with Precious or me but its time we find out. You seem interested in our hair. We’re interested in your mask! So how about this… next week right here in the Boutwell Auditorium Gorgeous Jimmy puts his hair on the line and you Luscious… you put your mask on the line! Gordon Solie: Well there you have it…. Jimmy Garvin wants Luscious in a Hair vs Mask Match next week right here in Birmingham. We will wait to hear from Luscious to see if he will except the challenge? COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS IN DOTHAN, MONTGOMERY & HUNTSVILLE Before our next match we find out that Luscious has accepted the challenge for the match with Jimmy Garvin for next week. CONTINENTAL TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Tommy & Johnny Rich © vs Scott & Steve Armstrong This is a good ol’ family southern brawl. While both teams have some technical skill, why show it off. This is the Boutwell Auditorium where punches go a lot farther with the fans than a head scissors. Back and forth the action goes until we hear a groan from the crowd. Ronnie P Gossett slowly saunters towards the ring and turns to the corner of Johnny and Tommy Rich. He subtly tosses something onto the apron which Johnny scoops up into his hand. Ronnie P. Gossett begins to make his slow retreat to the locker room. WHAM… Johnny hits Scott Armstrong with a loaded fist and the lights go out. 1…2…3! The crowd jeers in anger as they were not fooled one bit, but those moans of anger turn to cheers as Brad Armstrong rushes down the entrance and comes face to face with the slowly escaping Ronnie P. Gossett’s face is like he has seen a ghost as he knows that he is in trouble. WHAM…. Shoulder tackle be B.A. on Gossett and down goes the obese manager as he rams hard into the steel barrier. B.A. is back up in a hurry and headed to the ring to get the Rich cousin’s next. Tommy and Johnny see this and manage to escape with their titles before they get what they deserve. Brad Armstrong: Did ya’ll see those coward Rich boys run! I mean what yellow-bellied snakes they’ve turned out to be. Don’t worry Tommy. Don’t worry Johnny. You’re lucks gonna run out! The Armstrongs, whether it’s me, Scott or Steve, are bringing those belts home to where they belong. The only good thing about tonight was hitting that Doughboy so hard he almost lost his second lunch of the day. Guess what Tommy…. I’m fiiiiiirrrrrrreeeeeddddd up! COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS IN DOTHAN, MONTGOMERY & HUNTSVILLE CONTINTENTAL TITLE MATCH: FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE! NO DQ! The Masked Superstar © vs “Dirty” Dick Slater (Only the ending is shown on TV) We pick the match up as both wrestlers are on the floor in a 50/50 battle with each wrestler getting in their fair amount of shots. All of a sudden, a second masked man wearing an identical mask to the Superstar rushes out and attacks Dick Slater. It is now 2-1 and Slater does his best to defend himself but eventually the numbers game is too much as the original Masked Superstar locks in the cobra clutch. Slater fights for as long as he could before seeing the lights go out. Gordon Solie: I must admit in all my days, I have never seen so many people running around with their faces covered. Must be a lot of secrets here in Continental Wrestling but as they say, secrets eventually come and when they do… this is going to be Very, Very interesting around here. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS IN DOTHAN, MONTGOMERY & HUNTSVILLE STEEL CAGE MATCH: NWA CHAMP MAGNUM T.A. & NWA TAG CHAMPS TED DIBIASE & DR. DEATH VS “NATURE BOY” BUDDY LANDEL & THE TENNESSEE STUD STABLE (ROBERT FULLER & JIMMY GOLDEN) WITH RONNIE P. (MATCH FINISH WAS ALL THAT WAS SHOWN ON TV) We pick up the bout with Buddy Landel trying to scamper up the steel cage and escape for victory as The Studd Stable battles the Tag champs in opposite corners of the ring. Magnum T.A. is after Landel and also climbing the cage. Landel has one leg over when T.A. grabs him. Gordon Solie: This is a very precarious situation for both the Nature Boy and the champ. One wrong move here and someone could get seriously hurt. T.A. is pulling on Landel and Landel decides his escape has been foiled so he begins to climb back over the cage towards the ring. T.A. with a big right hand. And another and another. Landel is teetering on the cage. WHAM… Another right hand and landel crashes to the ring. T.A. is worn out and rests for a bit before coming down. When he finally does, Landel is starting to get to his knees. T.A. drags him the rest of his way to his feet. Irish Whip! WHAM… Belly to Belly….. 1…2…3. The champs and fan favorites win! The steel cage is opened and the champs toss their opponents out onto the floor with Landel landing right on top of Ronnie P. and, they two are laying on top of each other floundering around like two fish out of water. Gordo Solie: What a night of wrestling! Be sure to get your tickets for this Monday night in The Boutwell Auditorium. So long from the Heart of Dixie! As the screen begins to fade, we get a rundown of all the matches. THE BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM: APRIL 19 Robert Fuller vs Doug Gilbert “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel vs Wendell “Wildcat” Cooley NWA JR. HEAYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH Tim Horner vs Scott Armstrong QUALIFYING MATCHES FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN TITLE TOURNAMENT Sweet Brown Sugar vs “Hollywood” John Tatum Dream Machine vs Norvell Austin CONTINENTAL TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Tommy & Johnny Rich © vs Brad Armstrong & Steve Armstrong MASK VS HAIR MATCH Luscious with Precious vs “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin with Precious CONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH: STEEL CAGE NWA CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING WITH GORDON SOLIE APRIL 17, 1986 BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (MATCHES ARE FROM 4/5) THE BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM: APRIL 12 Gordon Solie: Thank you. Thank you so very much and welcome once again to Continental Championship Wrestling sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance, the oldest and largest sanctioning body the world over. First of all, we are just one weeks away from the one-night tournament to crown a new Southeastern Champion. Last week, Les Thatcher informed us that Brad Armstrong, Mr. Olympia, Wendell Cooley, The Grappler, The Dirty White Boy and Iron Mike Sharpe will be involved in that tournament and I am here to tell you that the field has been field as Sweet Brown Sugar defeated “Hollywood” John Tatum to earn his ticket to the tournament and Dream Machine, with some questionable tactics, defeated Norvell Austin. On tonight’s show we will see the leader of the Tennessee Stud Stable, Robert Fuller taking on Doug Gilbert. We will also see an NWA Jr. Heavyweight bout between Tim Horner and Scott Armstrong. There will be a Continental Tag Team Title Match between Tommy “Wildfire” Rich and Johnny “Crash” Rich vs Brad & Steve Armstrong. In a wild match, it will be “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin vs Luscious in a Hair vs Mask Match and that is not all. It will be the Masked Superstar vs “The Rebel” Dick Slater for the Continental Title in a Steel Cage Match! Let’s get to the ring! Before the bout Gossett leads the entire Tennessee Stud Stable to the podium. (Robert Fuller, Jimmy Golden & The Nature Boy Buddy Landel) Ronnie P Gossett: Don’t worry Gordon…. We are here to save your sorry excuse of an opening to the show. Gordon Solie: Well, thank goodness for that. I’m sure you have some words of wisdom for us today. Ronnie P. Gossett: If I had any words of wisdom to say, it would go right over the heads of all these imbeciles from Alabama. Gordon Solie: So, I guess today will be like every other show… you will speak pure nonsense like an illiterate person. Ronnie P: I beg your pardon. I’m well-mannered. In fact, all of us before you now are Southern Gentlemen and we would never think about littering. Gordon Solie: Oh brother… I said illiterate… not liter. Robert Fuller: Enough! We are here to let everyone know they are in for the treat of a life time. I, Robert Fuller, am going to wrestle on TV in just a few minutes. That’s right, I am going to wrestle for free right here on national TV and not ask for a dime! Now all the men out there in TV land get behind those wide loads you call wives because when I get in the ring and take off this robe, they are going to see the best male specimen that has ever existed. Your wives are going to faint and if you don’t catch them, they will break right through the floors in your trailer homes! Gordon Solie: Come on now. That is uncalled for. Robert Fuller: The reason that I am here tonight is that I want to teach this Doug Gilbert a thing or two about wrestling. I mean he is from Tennessee and I want him to learn the right way to do things in the ring. I mean he could be a future member of the Tennessee Stud Stable. If I let an Armstrong or someone of that ilk help him, he will be nothing but an Alabama loser. Gordon Solie: That will be enough Mr. Fuller. I believe you are wanted in the ring. MATCH: Robert Fuller with Ronnie P. Gossett vs Doug Gilbert Fuller gets into the ring and goes right over to Doug Gilbert and says he is here to help a fellow Tennessean. Fuller even goes as far as to offer Doug a handshake but the youngster refuses. Fuller, with a smirk, accepts this slap in the face and attacks Gilbert as he turned his back. Fuller goes to work on Gilbert and controls 99% of the match. The problem was that during that 1%, Gilbert rolled up Fuller with an inside cradle and got a 2 ¾ count. This set Fuller off, and he tortured Gilbert with the Fuller Leg Lock and didn’t release it until far after the ref had given him the win. The interesting thing here was that Doug Gilbert came to the podium and asked for another match next week with Fuller. Fuller, still angry and the close call, seemed excited to get a chance to beat on the youngster some more and accepted. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR JACKSON, HATTIESBURG & TUPELO NWA JR. HEAVYWEIGHT TITLLE MATCH Tim Horner © vs Scott Armstrong The bout was fast based and very clean. Both wrestlers had opportunities to wrestle from the top with Tim Horner getting the win with the rolling cradle at about the 7-minute mark. This bout ended just as it has begun… with a handshake. Scott left the ring first allowing Horner some time to get the accolades of the fans. WHAM… from behind… Steve “Mr. Electricity” attacks Horner. The attack was short lived as Scott rushed back and goes toe to toe with the attacker. Regal makes a hasty retreat but does get in a few words with Gordon Solie where he is extremely pleased with himself as he lets everyone know that it only took him a few seconds to have Horner flat on his back and that is all it will take for him to take that Jr. Title away from Horner. Later in the show, Horner is with Solie and he is fuming and declares that he wants Regal in the ring next week. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR JACKSON, HATTIESBURG & TUPELO CONTINENTAL TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Tommy & Johnny Rich © vs Brad Armstrong & Steve Armstrong Fast paced, back and forth match between good and evil. The ending saw Tommy and Johnny Rich save their titles by getting DQ’ed after Johnny Rich clobbered Steve Armstrong with a chair! This allowed Tommy and Johnny to then attack Brad Armstrong. After a minute or two of double-teaming, Tommy grabs a huge jug of something that he obviously had stored under the ring. As he starts to pour it over Brad, Gordon Solie announces that it appears to be some sort of molasses. Next, we see Tommy ripping open a bag of feathers and he is dumping it all over Brad Armstrong! Gordon Solie: Oh Bro-ther! What have the Rich cousin’s done now! They have Tarred & Feathered Brad Armstrong. What a disgusting level these two have gone to in order to embarrass the Armstrong family! As Johnny and Tommy are walking off, Tommy grabs the microphone. Tommy Rich: Last week we heard Brad tell of you over-grown people here in Alabama that he was Fiiiiiirrrrrreeeeeddddd Up! Well how bout know we fire him up for real and have us some good ol’ barbarque chicken! That be about all that yellow-bellied coward would be good for any way! Gordon Solie: Tommy, I’m unsure what has happened to you, but it is unbecoming! COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR JACKSON, HATTIESBURG & TUPELO MASK VS HAIR MATCH Luscious with Woman vs “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin with Precious This one has gotten real personal, real fast. Nobody knows why Luscious has gone after Gorgeous Jimmy, but he seems to have a serious problem with him. Garvin hopes to get even for Luscious and Woman cutting off small pieces of their hair last week but if Garvin comes out on the short end of the stick tonight, he might not be called Gorgeous anymore. As the action is going on inside of the ring, Woman sneaks up on Precious and once again has the scissors in hand and goes to clip some more hair from the blonde valet. Precious sees Woman just in the nick of time and begins to run into the ring. Luscious takes the opportunity to grab Precious and in a disgusting act, slaps her across the face! Garvin sees this and is like a man possessed! Garvin throws Luscious into the corner and leaps on him and begins to throw right hands as the crowd counts to 10! Luscious staggers to the center and collapses. WHAM… Brainbuster by Garvin… 1…2…3! Woman grabs Precious and this time, cuts off a huge portion of her hair. Garvin chases after Woman but she escapes up the aisle. Precious is screaming as it is obvious that her looks have been distorted by the haircut! Luscious struggles to his knees…. Sees the messed-up head of Precious and even under the mask you can tell he is laughing! Luscious stands slowly, unties his mask and to simply takes it off. There is almost no reaction from the fans as they have no idea who he is. Gordon Solie: Folks… I do believe that is Lanny Poffo…. As far as I know he has never wrestled in these parts before. What he is doing here now, I assure you, I have no idea. What his problem with Jimmy Garvin and Precious is, well that’s another mystery! Next week, we will try to get to the bottom of all of this. (THANKS TO BLEHSCMIDT FOR THE IDEA) COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR JACKSON, HATTIESBURG & TUPELO CONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH: STEEL CAGE The Masked Superstar © vs “Dirty Dick Slater Dick Slater had asked for the steel cage to make sure that the Masked Superstar doesn’t run away and to stop any outside interference from whoever that second Masked Superstar was last week. The match is violent and even under the mask, you can tell the Superstar has been busted wide open. Slater, also bleeding, manages to weaken the Superstar enough to lock in the sleeper. Slowly the Superstar begins to go out. First down to one knee and then down to a sitting position. The head starts to drop. The ref comes to check… he lifts the arm up and lets it drop…. It goes straight to the Superstars side. The ref signals 1… He lifts it up again with the same result. The ref signals 2…. The crowd is roaring. Gordon Solie: What’s this… from under the ring, like a little rat, comes Masked Superstar #2. He scampers to the top rope before most of the fans even know he is there. He looks to have a wrench in his hand. WHAM…. Masked Superstar II clobbers Slater and he is out! Superstar II drags Superstar I onto of Slater and the ref has no choice but to make the three count. For the third week in a row, the Masked Superstar has cheated Dick Slater out of the Continental Title. The crowd is ready to pounce, and security has their hands full as the two Superstars leave the ring, title in hand. Gordon Solie: BRO-THER… the more things change…. The more they stay the same. After last week’s show, I was certain that Continental Championship Wrestling could not get more wild but I think, after tonight, I was wrong to say that. Expected the unexpected here in CCW! We are out of time but make sure to join us next week as we try to answer some of the questions around here. Like why is Lanny Poffo after Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin? Who is the second Masked Superstar? How will Brad Armstrong react to being Tarred and Feathered? Can Doug Gilbert do better in his second go around with Robert Fuller? Who will win the Southeastern Title Tournament coming up a week from Monday? That and so much more, next week right here on Continental Championship Wrestling. So long from the Heart of Dixie! DARK MATCHES: SOUTHEASTERN TOURNAMENT QUALIFYING MATCH Sweet Brown Sugar defeated “Hollywood” John Tatum with a Missile Dropkick. SOUTHEASTERN TOURNAMENT QUALIFYING MATCH Dream Machine defeated Norvell Austin with a “loaded” mask. Buddy Landel defeated Wendall “Wildcat” Cooley as Cooley made the mistake of turning his back on Landel when he thought Landel had quit the match and was walking to the locker room. Landel rushed back and rammed Cooley’s head into the ring post and the covered the dazed fan favorite. NWA CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING WITH GORDON SOLIE APRIL 24, 1986 BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA THE BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM: APRIL 19 Gordon Solie: Thank you. Thank you so very much and welcome once again to Continental Championship Wrestling sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance, the oldest and largest sanctioning body the world over. First of all, we are 2 days from the one-night tournament to crown a new Southeastern Champion so if you are anywhere near the Boutwell Auditorium, be there as history is going to be made. The good thing is that you don’t have to wait until Monday to see great Continental Championship Wrestling action. Tonight, we have a great show instore for you. We will see the rematch between Doug Gilbert and Robert Fuller. It will be Buddy Landel and Jimmy Golden vs Ricky Gibson and Norvell Austin. We have an NWA Jr. Heavyweight match between champion Tim Horner and “Mr. Electricity,” Steve Regal. That’s not all folks. We have a great main event as it will be Dick Slater and Mr. Olympia vs The Masked Superstars. Before we get to the ring, we have a real treat for everyone. Tennessee wrestling legend, Tommy Gilbert, who has held over 40 wrestling championships in his career, is with us tonight. Gilbert gets a nice hand as he comes out. LITTLE DIFFERNET FORM… Trying not to fall behind. Match #1: Robert Fuller with Ronnie P. Gossett vs Doug Gilbert Tommy Gilbert tells Gordon Solie that after spending over 15 years in the business that he retired from wrestling last June and he has enjoyed traveling around the country seeing his sons wrestle. He says he is just getting back from seeing Eddie wrestling on the west coast and he thought he would come down to Alabama to see Doug tonight. Gordon does let Tommy know that Doug has a lot of potential and doesn’t back down from anyone and tonight, he asked for a rematch with none other than Robert Fuller. As Fuller comes out to the ring, he goes up to Tommy Gilbert and offer his hand and lets him know that they may have had some real battles in the ring but that he always respected him. Gilbert hesitates a little but shakes his hand. Fuller heads to the ring and attacks Doug Gilbert before the bout starts and he never lets up. Gilbert attempts to fight back but it is futile. Fuller is amped up to prove that last week’s near pin by Gilbert was a fluke and he does a good job of using every questionable tactic in the book to prove that point. At one point, he takes Gilbert outside and slams his head into the ringpost; busting open the youngster. As the blood becomes excessive, we get that giant X across the screen to shield the fans at home from the violence. Fuller could have pinned Gilbert anytime he wanted to but instead locked in the Fuller Leg Lock. Gilbert quickly submits but Fuller refuses to release the hold. After about a minute, Doug’s father can take no more and hits the ring. Tommy gets in a few good blows on Fuller before the leader of the Stud Stable rolls out of the ring. Fuller is on the outside with a wide grin on his face and he is pointing to Tommy and warning him to be careful. MATCH #2: “The Nature Boy” Buddy Landel & Jimmy Golden with Ronnie P. Gossett vs Ricky Gibson & Norvell Austin All 4 men in the ring do a good job of bumping and selling and there were a few near pins on the heels where Ronnie P. had to put his team’s leg across the bottom rope. In the end Ronnie P. strikes again as he trips up Ricky Gibson which allowed Buddy Landel to hit a corkscrew elbow drop for the win. The heels really gloat and antagonize the fans are their way back to the locker room. INTERVIEW: Luscious Lanny Poffo & Women Gordon wants to know why Lanny and Women came to Continental Championship Wrestling just to go after “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin and Precious. Poffo explains that he was sick and tired of hearing Garvin and Precious talk about themselves and how they were the best-looking couple in all of wrestling. Poffo goes on to explain that he wore the mask just to hear what Garvin would say and each week, he would come out here and say how ugly I must be to have to cover up my face. Well as everyone can see, I, Luscious Lanny, am so much better looking than Garvin. Woman takes over and reminds everyone about the major chop job she did last week on Precious’ hair and now she is just like the rest of the women around here who should stay home and hide their ugly faces. She goes on to say that it is obvious to all that Lanny and I are the most beautiful couple in all of wrestling. We are the Beautiful People! Gordon Solie: I do think you two have a poor sense of what it important and after what you did to the hair of Jimmy and Precious last week, I might make sure I sleep with one eye open. MATCH #3: NWA Jr. Heavyweight Title Match Tim Horner © vs “Mr. Electricity,” Steve Regal. This match is fast paces, action packed with a lot of technical wrestling and after Regal took it to the gutter, a lot of brawling inside and outside of the ring. Gordon Solie was impressed by both men and says as of now, they have both separated themselves from the pack and are clearly the two best Jr. Heavyweights in the NWA. As for the result, nothing seems to have been settled as we get a 15-minute draw. Both men were frustrated with the result and Regal attacked Horner as he was leaving the ring. This just started the brawl all over again and this time, the refs and officials from the back had to separate them. INTERVIEW: “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin and Precious come out to respond to the earlier comments from Lanny Poffo and Women. Precious is wearing a hat to cover up the evidence of last week’s attack with the scissors. Jimmy laughs at the fact that Poffo and Woman called themselves the Beautiful People, but he also wants some revenge for the previous scissor attacks of the last two weeks. He says real wrestlers settle their scores in the ring and not by sneaking up on people from behind and cutting their hair. He dares them to come out a sign a contract for a match in two weeks…. An intergender match. Gordon let’s everyone know that Poffo and Woman have already left the building and we will have to wait until next week to get their answer. INTERVIEW: Brad Armstrong comes out and is fuming about being Tarred and Feathered last week by Tommy & Johnny Rich. He says that Jimmy Garvin took the words right out of his mouth as he is here to challenge Tommy Rich and Johnny Rich to a Continental Tag Team Title Match against the Armstrongs in two weeks right here in the Boutwell Auditorium. As he pulls out the contract, Tommy and Johnny come out laughing about how it would be great to beat on Steve or Scott Armstrong again next week and quickly sign the paper. All of a sudden, Dick Slater comes out to the interview desk where he apologizes to Brad for interrupting and warns the Rich cousins to stay out of his way if they know what’s good for them. Slater goes on to explain that he just got a phone call from Mr. Olympia and that he has car trouble and will not be able to make his match tonight where he was going to tag with Dick Slater against The Masked Superstars. Les Thatcher comes out and explains to Dick Slater that he will be allowed to pick a replacement for tonight’s match. Slater quickly turns to Brad and asks him but Brad says that he would love to, but he might have a better idea. How about my tag team partner for next week’s match against these two losers off here be your partner tonight. Johnny and Tommy start laughing at the idea that Steve or Scott Armstrong was going to be Slater’s tag team partner when all of a sudden Brad interrupts…..”I guess you two didn’t read the contract very closely before signing it. My partner next week is neither Steve or Scott. Johnny Rich: But you said it will be the Rich cousin’s vs the Armstrongs. The crowd starts to stir….. Brad Armstrong: Oh, it will be indeed! The crowd explodes as “Bullet” Bob Armstrong comes out! Tommy and Johnny are in shock. They do a quick little complaining before they decide it best to depart. Bob Armstrong: Well, I am home everybody! It seems things have gone a little crazy in my absence but it is time to get everything back in order. While I was in the back, I heard you say you needed a partner for tonight Dick… Sounds like a plan. MAIN EVENT: The Masked Superstars vs Dick Slater & Bob Armstrong As always seems to be the case in CCW, the brawl is on. Back and forth we go. In the end, Bob Armstrong connects with the Georgia Jawbreaker on Masked Superstar #2 for the pin as Slater clobbered Superstar #1 with a huge right hand to stop him from making the save. DARK MATCHES: 4 Corner Tag Team Elimination Match: $5000 to the Winners: The Grappler & The Dirty White Boy vs Sweet Brown Sugar & Wendell Cooley vs Dream Machine & Iron Mike Sharpe vs Brad Armstrong (He has no partner due to the no show of Mr. Olympia): This match is all about hyping up next week’s Southeastern Title tournament as all of the men in this match will be battling it out for the title next week. In the end, The Grappler and The Dirty White Boy take home the cash as they defeated SBW and Wendell Cooley in the end when the Dirty White Boy hit a face first suplex on Sugar. Scott & Steve Armstrong defeated Ron Slinker & Ken Timbs when Scott came off the top rope for a missile drop kick. Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin defeated “Hollywood” John Tatum with the Brainbuster. NWA CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING WITH GORDON SOLIE MAY 1, 1986 BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA THE BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM: APRIL 26 Gordon Solie: Thank you. Thank you so very much and welcome once again to Continental Championship Wrestling sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance, the oldest and largest sanctioning body the world over. Well, we a finally here. Tonight folks, you are in for a real treat. It is the one- night tournament to crown the new Southeastern Champion. Let’s get right to the action. SOUTHEASTERN TITLE TOURNAMENT: ROUND 1 Wendell “Wild Cat” Cooley defeated “Iron” Mike Sharpe when he ducked under a loaded forearm smash by Sharpe and connected with a running clothesline. Mr. Olympia defeated The Grappler in a battle of the masked men by count-out as he beat the Grappler back into the ring after a wild slugfest out on the floor. Brad Armstong defeated the Dream Machine by DQ after he was attacked by Johnny and Tommy Rich. They did quite a number on him as they clobbered him with the ring bell and busted him wide open. The Dirty White Boy defeated Sweet Brown Sugar after he whipped Sugar into the ref and then pulled out a small chain and clocked SBS with it. As the ref recovered, The DWB hit the Bucksnort Blaster (chokeslam) and that was all she wrote. Before the second-round matches, Jimmy Garvin comes out to talk to Gordon Solie with Precious along with another women. Gordon Solie: Jimmy… what do we owe this pleasure to. You are not scheduled to wrestle here in Birmingham until next week when you and Precious take on Lanny Poffo and Woman. Jimmy Garvin: Now Gordon, I am very surprised at you. I have always known you to be a very smart man. You know Precious is not a wrestler. Gordon Solie: Now I’m confused. Did you not just ask last week for an intergender match for next week in this very building against Mr. Poffo and Woman. Jimmy Garvin: Well, that is true, but I guess you didn’t read the contract. Precious will not be getting into the ring. All of a sudden Lanny Poffo and Woman come out. Lanny Poffo: Okay Garvin. What game are you playing? Are we not wrestling you and Precious next week? Jimmy Garvin: No Lanny Poffo: Then what was all that nonsense about last week how you wanted revenge for us getting your hair. I guess you have come to your senses and know you stand no chance against the Beautiful People. Jimmy Garvin: Again… you must be a little slow on the uptake… there will be an intergender match next week but Precious will not be involved. Instead, my partner will be Wonder Woman’s Wrestling star, Lisa Moretti. Moretti, who was wearing a jacket, slowly removes it and reveals a pretty ripped body. Woman is beside herself as she was pretty confident that she could beat Precious, but she is really intimidated by the guns of Moretti. Poffo is screaming this is not what he signed up for but Precious, while giggling, pulls out the contract which proves it will be Garvin and Moretti taking on Poffo and Woman. They do a whole lot of protesting until Les Thatcher comes out and tells them that if they still want a job here in CCW, they better be in the Boutwell Auditorium next week. SOUTHEASTERN TITLE TOURNAMENT: SEMI-FINALS Wendell “Wild Cat” Cooley defeats Mr. Olympia in this battle of the babyfaces when Olympia hit a top rope bodyblock on a standing Olympia but the momentum carried Cooley on top of Olympia where the ref made the 3 count. This bout was really technical, but it did look like Mr. Olympia was ready to sucker punch Cooley on one occasion as Cooley turned his back for just an instance. Olympia seemed to get Cooley to believe that he was only kidding. The Dirty White Boy defeated Brad Armstrong after he busted open that cut from earlier with the small chain. The blood was so bad that Brad was just flailing wildly hoping to connected with the DWB. Due to the injury and the chain, the DWB just toyed with Brad until he finally hit the Bucksnort Blaster. Bob Armstrong came down to the ring to help his son back to the locker room and vowed that next week he and Brad would give Tommy and Johnny Rich exactly what they deserve when they take their Continental Tag team titles. SOUTHEASTERN TITLE TOURNAMENT: FINALS Wendell “Wild Cat” Cooley defeated the Dirty White Boy in a physical contest that came to an end when Cooley blocked the Blaster and followed it up with a powerslam. Gordon Solie: Congratulations to Wendell…. The new Southeastern Champion. So long from the Heart of Dixie. NWA CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING WITH GORDON SOLIE MAY 8, 1986 BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Gordon Solie: Thank you. Thank you so very much and welcome once again to Continental Championship Wrestling sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance, the oldest and largest sanctioning body the world over. What a night of wrestling it was last week here in the Boutwell Auditorium as Wendell “Wild Cat” Cooley won the Southeastern Heavyweight title as he outlasted 7 other men in an action-packed tournament. We will be hearing from the new champion a little later in the show. We will also find out who his first title match will be against as it will be Mr. Olympia vs “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel in a #1 contender’s match. We will also see Doug Gilbert vs Ken Timbs. Crusher Blackwell, one of the most athletic big men in all of wrestling, will be making his Continental Championship Wrestling debut. We also have two must see matches as there will be a Continental Tag Team Title match between Johnny and Tommy Rich against Brad & Bob Armstrong and if that’s not all, we will have the one you’ve all been waiting for. It’s the intergender match between Lanny Poffo and Woman vs “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin and Lisa Moretti. Let’s get to the ring for tonight’s opening bout. MATCH Doug Gilbert defeated Ken Timbs with a surprise roll-up. Timbs controlled most of the match but it was his arrogance that cost him as he was toying with both Gilbert and the crowd when he was surprised by the young wrestler. Timbs was fuming and kicking the ropes, daring Gilbert to come back for more but Gilbert was happy enough to leave with his first win here in CCW. Gordon Solie called Gilbert over and the youngster was more than happy to celebrate his win with the legendary announcer. About 30 seconds into the interview, Jimmy Golden and Robert Fuller come and interrupt the interview. Gordon Solie: Hold on, hold on just a minute. We don’t want any trouble out here. Robert Fuller: We understand, and we come in peace. Hey Doug… congratulations on that first big win. Doug Gilbert: uhhh… thank you. Jimmy Golden: Yeah, there is nothing better than a young man from Tennessee showing all these ignorant rednecks down here in Alabama what a real man looks like. Robert Fuller: Speaking about being a real man…. I think it takes a real man to apologize when they are wrong. Gordon Solie: Now that is unexpected. I am glad to see you, Mr. Fuller, being big enough to admit when you are wrong and that you are willing to apologize for attacking Doug before your match last week and then keeping that Fuller Leg Lock on far after the bell had wrong. Robert Fuller: Come on Gordon…. Wake up. You’ve been hanging around the barn with these fans too long and the cow poop is replacing your brain. I’m not here to apologize. Young Gilbert is going to apologize to me. Gordon Solie: Now I’m confused. Jimmy Golden: Not surprised… We’ve heard the rumors of the moonshine and you Gordon. Better watch it. That stuff fries the brain quicker then these Alabama ladies fry oreos to stuff into their mouths. Robert Fuller: Two weeks ago, we offered to help this young man from Tennessee. We even offered him an apprenticeship if you will into the Studd Stable and he turned us down. Doug Gilbert: I did turn you down. In fact, I asked my father for some advice and he told me never to make a deal with the devil! Robert Fuller: Devil…. Did you here that Jimmy. Tommy Gilbert called me the Devil! Jimmy Golden: Indeed I did…. You know what they say about the Devil…. Eventually he’ll burn you! WHAM…. Fuller and Golden attack Doug Gilbert. The beat him from pillar to post and eventually Robert Fuller locks in the Fuller Leglock. Gilbert is screaming as Gordon Solie pleads with the Studd Stable to stop the attack. From the back comes all 4 Armstrongs along with Tommy Gilbert…. Fuller and Golden depart as quickly as they attacked but it looks like the damage is done. Tommy Gilbert gives a fuming interview about how he demands a match with Fuller! COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS MATCH Crusher Blackwell defeats Ron Slinker with the Airplane Drop Gordon Solie really enjoyed Blackwell as it unusually to see a 400 pounder connect with drop kicks and climb the ropes for a knee drop. Between Solie’s praise and Blackwell’s big smile and charisma, he did a nice job getting over with the fans. Slinker also helped out as he played it like he was some huge martial artist and the look on his face when Crusher “no sold” the first karate chop was priceless. Slinker did his best to sell and bump for the big man from Stone Mountain, Georgia. In his interview after the match, Crusher let all the fans all over CCW know how excited he was to come and meet them and that he was here to stop about of pests from Tennessee while doing so. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS MATCH: #1 Contender’s Match for the Southeastern Title Mr. Olympia vs “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel with Ronnie P. Gossett Before the match, Les Thatcher comes out and announces that it will be Norvelle Austin substituting for Mr. Olympia as Mr. Olympia has yet to arrive. This brings out Ronnie P and Buddy Landel. Ronnie P. Gossett: Hold on… hold on just an Alabama minute… which might last an hour. There’s no way that Norvelle Austin deserves to be in this match tonight. The announced match was Buddy Landel vs Mr. Olympia. If that masked monkey is lost or something, its not our fault. To tell you the truth, it was not going to be much of a match anyway. Buddy has beaten him all over the NWA. Gordon Solie: Uh huh. Is that a fact? I do remember Buddy Landel here being bald as an eagle last winter and I am pretty sure Mr. Olympia had something to do with that. Maybe you have something to do with him not being here tonight. Buddy Landel: Solie… you better mind your business if you know what’s good for you. Les Thatcher: And you better head to the ring for your match tonight or else Norvelle Austin will be getting the title shot next week without even having to fight for it. Norvelle Austin is in the match and he gets the crowd to start chanting Baldy, Baldy. Even though most of Landel’s hair is back, he is still fuming at the reminder. As Landel gets to the ring, the fight is on and it is Austin who takes over right away. Wendell Cooley comes out to talk to Gordon during the match and you can tell he is real excited to be the Southeastern Champion and he admits whoever wins this match will be tough next week. With a lot of interference from Gossett, we see numerous momentum changes in this one. In the end, Norvelle has just planted Landel in the center of the ring following 3 big headbutts. Austin is climbing to the middle rope and looks poised to hit a middle rope knee drop on Landel. The TV camera picks up a roar from the crowd. WHAM….Mr. Olympia hits the ring like a house a fire and is all over Landel! The ref has no choice but to call for the bell and award the match to Buddy Landel. Norvelle Austin is upset that Olympia has cost him his title match and goes up to his friend and asks Mr. Olympia what he was doing. WHAM… Mr. Olympia shoves Austin away and goes right back to work on Buddy Landel. From the back come Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden as the Studd Stable attack Olympia. Wendell Cooley hits the ring and goes toe to toe with Fuller and Garvin as he is protecting Olympia. Norvell Austin, debates for a minute but then goes to help Cooley and Olympia and we get one of Gordon’s classic Pier 6 Brawls. When it was all said and done, Gordon Solie was pleased to announce the fan favorites in control of the ring but also wondered why so much controversy was surrounding Mr. Olympia these days. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS MATCH: CONTINENTAL TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Tommy & Johnny Rich © vs Bob & Brad Armstrong As if this one was not hot enough, Tommy and Johnny come to the ring with their titles around their waists and a bouquet of flowers in their hand. Tommy takes the microphone before the match and announces that since it is Mother’s Day time, he thought it only right that he brings flowers to two of the biggest Mama’s boys he knows. As he goes to hand them to the Armstrongs, Brad and Bob are ready to fight. Tommy orders the ref to get them away until the bell and he obliges. WHAM…. From behind, Johnny with a running knee to the back of the Bullet and the brawl is on. We get a long match of punches, kicks, illegal objects and blood but it was the only legal move of the night that led to the ending. Tommy and Brad are on the outside of the ring as Johnny and Bob are on the inside. The ref has been knocked down and Johnny reaches into the tights for the brass knucks… WHAM… Bob blocks the punch by Johnny “Crash” Rich and as quick as a lightening strike connects with the Georgia Jawbreaker. The ref stumbles over to where Bob is covering Johnny. 1….2….3! The crowd explodes as Gordon Solie announces, “We have new Continental Tag Team Champions! COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS MATCH: Intergender Match “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin & Lisa Moretti with Precious vs Lanny Poffo & Woman As the match gets under way, Gordon Solie announces that the rules for this match will be men vs men and woman vs woman. The match sees Poffo and Garvin starting off and Garvin gets the best of the action. Poffo tried a few times tag in Woman but she refused as she wanted NO PART of the powerful Moretti. Eventually, Garvin whips Poffo into his own corner. Again, Woman dropped to the floor to make sure she was not going to get tagged in. Moretti rushed after her and grabbed her. With ease, she carried her back to the corner where she grabbed Woman’s hand and slapped it against Poffo. The ref signaled it was a legal tag and ordered her into the ring. It is exactly what the crowd wanted as Moretti goes to work on Woman. Chop…. Bodyslam…Irish Whip to a clothesline…Big Suplex! 1….2….3! The crowd goes wild as Lisa Moretti is handed a pair of scissors from Precious. Moretti takes a small clip of hair from the head of Woman. Gordon Solie: What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Last time it was Woman getting the hair of Precious and now it is Woman losing a few of her beautiful locks. What a night of wrestling it has been here in the Boutwell Auditorium. So long from the Heart of Dixie! DARK MATCHES NWA JR. HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Tim Horner © defeats Mr. Electricity Steve Regal when Regal connected with a top rope crossbody block but his momentum carried him to the bottom and Horner got the win. Dick Slater wrestled Robert Fuller to a No Contest when Fuller was attacked before the match from behind by Tommy Gilbert. This led to Jimmy Golden rushing out and attacking Gilbert. Slater, who was already in the ring, joined the fight and the brawl was one again on. As the fans filed out of the Boutwell Aud., it was announced that next week, it would be Slater and Tommy Gilbert against Fuller and Golden in a Cage Match
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    Continental Championship Wrestling

    MAY 24, 1986 BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Gordon Solie: Thank you. Thank you so very much and welcome once again to Continental Championship Wrestling sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance, the oldest and largest sanctioning body the world over. We are back stronger than ever after a two week hiatus due to Atlanta Braves baseball here on the Superstation but we more than make up for it. I guarantee you that. Mr. Olympia will be in action tonight as he takes on Rotten Ron Starr. Buddy Landel has a tough one tonight against Chief Joe Lightfoot as he tries to prepare for his Southeastern Title shot against Wendell “Wild Cat” Cooley at the Great American Bash. Also, hoping to continue his push towards the Bash and his NWA World Title shot against Magnum T.A. is the Masked Superstar who will be taking on the former World Jr. Heavyweight Champion in White Lightening Tim Horner. Jimmy Garvin will be taking on The Assassin while Killer Khan will be involved in a handicap match. If that is not enough folks, listen to the main event. It will be Bob and Brad Armstrong taking on the Tennessee Studd Stable … Jimmy Golden and Robert Fuller! That and much, much, more. Our timekeeper is set to go so let’s get to the ring! MATCH: Mr. Olympia defeats Rotten Ron Starr with the Sleeper Throughout the match Gordon Solie reminded fans that Mr. Olympia will challenge his long-time friend Dick Slater for the Continental Heavyweight title at the Great American Bash. Solie reminds us that the relationship between the two has been strained of late as Mr. Olympia failed to show up for a few tag matches and Slater was left to fend for himself and then Slater, frustrated with Olympia, recently sucker punched him with a big right hand. As far as this match goes, the crowd was divided. Half seemed to blame him for the situation with Slater while they others cheered him as if he did nothing wrong. In tonight’s match, Olympia played it by the books until he got fed up with the questionable tactics by Starr and then he the brawl was on. After the sleeper ended the bout, Olympia roughly slapped Star across the neck to bring him back to the living. Post-Match Interview: Gordon Solie: Mr. Olympia, I must ask what is going on between you and Dick Slater. Mr. Olympia: Gordon, honestly, I used to call Dick Slater my friend. I could count on him to do the right thing but when he punched me last week, everything changed. The title has gone to his head. He thinks everyone owes him something. He blamed me for him looking bad. I tried to explain to him that I had car trouble and I was sorry for missing the match. I mean has he never had a situation come up? He started yelling that he is the Continental Champ and that I needed to do better! Do better….. you bet I will Slater. At the Great American Bash in Pensacola on July 4th, I will do better and take that Continental Title home with me! COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR BOTH THE BASH & MONDAY @ THE BOUTWILL AUDITORIUM MATCH: Nature Boy Buddy Landel with Ronnie P. Gossett beats Chief Joe Lightfoot with the Corkscrew Elbow This bout showed Landel is near perfect form where he needed little help Gossett to beat a really game Joe Lightfoot. Solie was very impressed with Landel and reminded fans that Wendel Cooley better be on his best game if he is going to defend that Southeastern Title against Landel at the Great American Bash. Post-Match Interview: Ronnie P: Gordon, Gordon, Gordon! Have you ever seen a wrestler with more pure skill than my man, “The Nature Boy” Buddy Landel! Gordon Solie: I will admit that he was very impressive today. Buddy Landel: Today? I am always impressive. I am the perfect wrestler and at the Great American Bash, I will become the new Southeastern Heavyweight Champion. Gordon Solie: Folks, remember this bout will be a Title and Contract On A Pole Match so if Buddy Landell can’t climb up and grab the title, he will no longer be a part of Continental Championship Wrestling. Ronnie P: I thought for once Solie you had come to work without going off on one of your benders but that you even think for one minute that The Nature Boy could loose to that long haired hippie your drunker then ever honey! As Landel and Ronnie P walk off laughing Solie wonders what life could be like if it was Ronnie P. in a contract on a pole match because there is no way that he would ever make it up a pole without some sort of crane! COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR BOTH THE BASH & MONDAY @ THE BOUTWILL AUDITORIUM As we come out of break, we see a video from the most arrogant man to never win a match…. Dangerous Danny Davis. All 6’0, 175 pounds of Davis are seen in the gym lifting some pathetic weights and flexing his not so big muscles all the while saying that women have no business being in the ring and that he is going to wipe the floor with Reggie Bennett. When the video is over, Reggie Bennett is with Gorson Solie. Gordon Solie: Reggie, what do you make of what we just saw from Dangerous Danny Davis Reggie Bennett: I find it funny and sad at the same time. Funny, looking at Davis is a gym. Funny at him thinking that he could beat me at anything and sad that he has such a lack of respect for women in general. I can’t wait until the Great American Bash in Pensacola when I show him what real muscles can do! MATCH: The Masked Superstar defeats “White Lightening” Tim Horner by submission with the Cobra Clutch Masked Superstar II accompanied The Masked Superstar to the ring but was just a spectator here tonight. Horner gave it his all and had a few roll-up pin attempts but he was giving away nearly 80 pounds in this contest and just got worn down with big move after big move. Post-Match Interview: Gordon Solie: Very impressive, very impressive Superstar, Masked Superstar: Gordon, very soon when you refer to me, you will refer to me as the Superstar. The professional wrestler. The man who defeated Magnum T.A. The NWA World Heavyweight Champion. You just saw that the Cobra Clutch is the most devastation, inescapable move in professional wrestling and once I lock these arms around the neck of Magnum T.A., there is nothing he can do about it! Gordon Solie: Well Superstar, I must admit that in all my years of professional wrestling, Magnum T.A. is one of the best I have ever seen. I do not think it will be as easy as you say it will be to take the world title off his hands. Masked Superstar: I take nothing away from Magnum T.A. He is a very, very good wrestler. I have seen him beat the likes of Ivan Koloff, Nikita Koloff, and Tully Blanchard. The only thing is that I am better then all of them and he won’t beat me. The two Masked Superstars walk away as Gordon reminds the fans that The Great American Bash will be very trying on all of the NWA World Champions as they are going to be defending their titles three times in three different cities in three nights against the best the NWA has to offer and the Masked Superstar is definitely one of them. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR BOTH THE BASH & MONDAY @ THE BOUTWILL AUDITORIUM HANDICAP MATCH Killer Khan with Sheik Adnan Al Kassie crushes Rob Veasel and Bubba Mayes This bout shows the 300 pound monster billed from Mongolia just beat the two jobbers from pillar to post. When he was done punching, kicking, choking and kneeing his opponents, Khan simple stacked them on top of each other and stood on them both at the same time for the three count. Post-Match Interviw: Gordon Solie: Sheik Adnan Al Kassie… I will admit that your man is extremely tough but it seems that your anti-American comments have upset U.S. Marine Terry Daniels and he vows to defeat your man on Independence Day at the Great American Bash Shiek Adnan Al Kassie: masaa' alkhayr. anaa saäiid jiddan bimuqaabalatak kayfa Haluk Gordon Solie: I will admit that I have no idea what you are saying Sheik. Sheik Adnan: Not to worry about that now. Everyone wants to know where Sheik Adnan Al Kassie has been. Well I have been back in my hometown of Baghdad, Iraq and I have been getting updates on all the evil things that America has been doing. I decide it was time to wage war on America. I used some of my riches to hire a mercenary and he is coming to take over American wrestling. What you just saw in the ring a few minutes ago is only the beginning. I warn you Terry Daniels… DO NOT SHOW UP FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH! Gordon Solie: It will take a lot more than words to get an American Marine to back down. I assure you that! COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR BOTH THE BASH & MONDAY @ THE BOUTWILL AUDITORIUM MATCH Jimmy Garvin with Precious defeats The Assassin with sit-down jawbreaker This was a really tough match as Garvin couldn’t seem to control the big man and failed to hoist him up for the Brainbuster. Garvin coming up with the jawbreaker for the win allowed Gordon to hype up just how talented he is and that he can beat you in many ways. During the entire match, Solie reminded fans that it would be Garvin vs Lanny Poffo at the Bash in a Loser Wears A Dress Match. In the post-match interview, Garvin said kept saying that how beautiful he was and that most beautiful people look even better in a dress but he guaranteed everyone that it would be the UGGLY Lanny Poffo wearing the dress at the Bash and not his. Precious gets involved in the interview as she opens up her purse to pull out a Moo Moo which se claimed was the only dress she could find that would fit Poffo’s personality. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR BOTH THE BASH & MONDAY @ THE BOUTWILL AUDITORIUM MAIN EVENT: Bob & Brad Armstrong vs Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden with Ronnie P. Gossett As so many of these big TV matches do, we get a wild finish! We get exactly what you would expect from these 4 men…. BRAWL, BRAWL, BRAWL! Unfortunately for the Armstrongs, when the action spilled outside, Gossett tripped Bob and CRACK… Fuller with a Chair shot on Papa Armstrong. The bell sounded giving the Armstrongs the DQ win but that was of little importance as the attack was still on. This left the Studd Stable with a 2-1 advantage over Brad and they worked him over pretty good. The crowd exploded… Gordon Solie: Here comes the calvary. It’s Tommy and Johnny Rich! Wildfire with a big right hand on Golden. Johnny and Fuller are trading punches in the middle of the ring. Here comes Tommy. Wildfire grabs Fuller and tosses him to the corner. Wildfire up on the middle rope and he is pounding on Fuller. Folks, I hate to do this but we are out of time. So long from the Heart of Dixie.
  13. kevinmcfl

    Wonder Women Wrestling

    No problem needing some personal time. This is always for fun around here. I have to agree with Autistic Dragon... that one is worth using. Like when I know that I am going to get more Wendy Richter soon! This rematch should be fun. Maya Singh might never learn but I think she has found a gimmick that could work for years to come! Thanks for continuing with this creative promotion.
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    Two great events for Pacific. For me, you continue to be the master at help building the starsof tomorrow. Giving JJ, Severn to help teach him the ropes was a perfect idea. The Midnight Express conitine to roll of late. While the fans are not to happy with Playboy being back on top in Pacific, it gives me the feeling that everything is right in the world of wrestling. Nice job!
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    AWA Major League Wrestling

    Awesome show as we head towards WrestleRock I thought you did a great job with your interviews this week as you really captured the character of your wrestlers. Unnistan from Duncan and Rezzy from VIn Man had me going! Great Job. It's going to WAAAR.... from Iukea would have sent chills down my spine. He was one scary dude with all that blading to his forehead. Hennig and Adias are becoming Perfectly Arrogant! Let's Go RNR Express! Great match for RnR Express vs Pricless.... You hyped up so much here.... the Express came out looking great while the Brusie Brothers and Priceless heat up their feud! WOW... Moretti puts the Dog Collar on Sunshine.... I smell REVENGE coming! Poor Lothario. It will be fun to see how you write up the match between El Canek and Haystacks. Some one is MOVING UP THE LADDER! I was really looking forward to see who came out on top between the Maniac/Crippler vs The Superflys.... I should have figured out that the Cartel wasn't going to let that go the distance. ON TO LOUISVILLE Great overall card with all the big names continuing their push to WrestleRock. That main event would sell some MAJOR TICKETS! Glad Wahoo joined the AWA as you know just how to use him.
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    Mid South Wrestling Archives

    With my folder being deleted, I thoiught I would re-post my work in order to have a history of it and in case any new readers want to catch up with what they missed. No reason to comment on it. It you feel this is cluttering up our project, I will remove it. NWA MID SOUTH WRESTLING WITH JIM ROSS & BILL WATTS MARCH 27, 1986 IRISH McNEIL’S BOYS CLUB SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA Before we get to Jim Ross and Cowboy Bill Watts, we get a highlight montage from WrestleWar that includes Harley Race being attacked by a large Asian man before losing the North American Title to Jake “the Snake” Roberts, Dr. Death and Ted Dibiase defeating the Freebirds when Doc hit the Oklahoma Stampede on Bam Bam to win the NWA World Tag Team titles, and Magnum T.A. defending his NWA World Title in a controversial decision over Nikita Koloff where it appeared the Russian Nightmare had kicked out before the count of the three. As the camera picks up Jim Ross and Cowboy Bill Watts, we see a Mid-South Championship belt on the podium. Jim Ross: Hello everybody and welcome to a very special episode of NWA wrestling as it is the first episode of Mid-South Wrestling in well over 2 years. That’s right folks. The NWA has grown so fast in 1986 that it has expanded into two separate promotions: NWA Mid-South and NWA Continental Championship Wrestling. Both shows are extremely happy to have come to an agreement with the great Ted Turner and WTBS Superstation 17 from Atlanta, Georgia. Mid-South will air on Saturdays at 6:05 while Continental Championship Wrestling will follow right after at 7:05. Joining me today here at the Irish McNeil’s Boys Club is the current NWA President, Cowboy Bill Watts. Bill, this is an exciting time here in the NWA. Bill Watts: You said a mouth full Jim. What a time to be a fan of the NWA! I am really excited to be going back to my roots here in the Mid-South. Fans in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and yes… Texas, get ready for the best wrestling has to over. Listen up all you fans in the Lone Star State… we will be heading your way in just three weeks where we will be crowning new Mid-South tag team champions in a one night tournament on April 190th at the world famous Sportatorioum! That night there will be two other title matches as the NWA North American Title will be defended as will be the NWA World Title. Jim Ross: So exciting Cowboy! Can’t wait to hear more on that awesome event in the weeks to come. Fans, you do not need to wait until April 19th to see great Mid-South action as we have a tremendous show for you tonight. Bill Watts: That’s right Jim but before we get to the ring, I would like to bring out Hacksaw Butch Reed. Reed comes out to a nice ovation from the crowd. Bill Watts: Congratulations Hacksaw on defeating Jerry Lawler for the NWA Southern Title at WrestleWar but I have some news for you. The NWA has decided to retire that title as of right now. The crowd’s cheers turn to boos and Hacksaw Reed gives Watts a quizzical look. Bill Watts: Fans, don’t worry. The NWA has decided to replace the Southern Title with the Mid-South Heavyweight Title and Butch, I am proud to award this beautiful new belt to you. The crowd now cheering again, sees Hacksaw smiling and accepting the new belt and thanking the fans for all their support and that he promises to do right by the people of Mid-South Wrestling and be a true, fighting champion. The crowd is once again booing as Ernie Ladd comes to the podium. Cowboy Bill Watts: You have no right to be out here right now Ernie. Ernie Ladd: There you go again Watts telling me about my rights. I am getting sick and tired of seeing the injustices around here. I don’t care if you call this show Southern States Wrestling or Mid-South Wrestling. It is all a big cover up to keep me down and this big, dumb Uncle Tom next to you who is too stupid to see the forest through the trees. I mean you just award him a title…. That aint right. You just trying to make sure I don’t manage any title holders around here. If you give my man a title shot, I promise Hack Reed won’t be champ no longer. Hacksaw Reed is fuming but somehow manages to keep his cool. Bill Watts: Your man? The last time we saw Jerry Lawler, he was catching a bus to Memphis. Ernie Ladd: Can you blame him? With all the crookedness around here! He went back to where he knows he will get a fair shake. Anyway, I wasn’t talking about Jerry “The King” Lawler. If all you people show up Monday night at the Riverside Centroplex in Baton Rouge, you will agree with me in saying Hacksaw Butch Reed might be the first Mid-South Title holder in awhile but he will also have the shortest title reign. If you think Reed is big…. You aint seen nothing yet. Ladd storms off as Watts wonders who was dumb enough to join forces with Ernie Ladd. Reed doesn’t seem to care as he says, “the bigger they are, the harder they fall.” COMMERCIAL MATCH: Ron Bass & Black Bart defeat Verlon Biggs & Larry Cheatum when Bart hit the Trash Compactor on Cheatum A quick interview here where Bass and Bart endure themselves to the fans as they say they are happy to be here in Mid-South Wrestling after their title run in Texas All-Star Wrestling and they would love nothing more than to beat the Danggum Freebirds for the Mid-South Tag Team Titles. Jim Ross: Next to the podium is the new North American Champion Jake Roberts. Mr. Roberts, it seems you have some explaining to do? What is your relationship with that giant of a man who attacked Harley Race at WrestleWar? Jake Roberts: For once, the Snake got no rhymes or riddles about this as I am truly at a loss. All I know is that when the match was over, I put the over-the- hill Harley Race down for the count and walked out as the North American Champion just as I said I would. Jim Ross: And you didn’t have any hand in the interference by that monster? Jake Roberts: I know nothing about any monster. As I said, I, and I only beat Harley Race. Roberts walks off as Jim Ross shakes his head as he is unsure what to believe after that but all he knows is that The Snake had help beating Harley Race. Jim Ross lets us know that newcomer to Mid-South Wrestling, Tarzan Goto will be taking on SD Jones next. Ross admits that he is somewhat embarrasses as he knows nothing of Tarzan. COMMERCIAL MATCH: Tarzan Goto defeats SD Jones with a violent Power Bomb! As Goto ran to the ring… Bill Watts: Oh my…here he is… it’s that 300 plus pound Asian monster who attacked Harley Race at WrestleWar. As for the match, Goto destroyed SD Jones. At one point, Jones managed a headbutt on Tarzan. This is usually a move that knocks SD’s opponents for a loop. Instead, Goto just laughed. He proceeded to pound his OWN HEAD with his fist until blood was trickling down his face. SD, for once in his career, looked worried and Goto went to work. When the match was over, Goto continued his assault on SD Jones. The crowd exploded when Harley Race hit the ring, but their enthusiasm was short lived as Goto planted him in the center of the ring with a powerslam! All Jim Ross could do was wonder who this monster was and if Jake Roberts had anything to do with it. COMMERCIAL MATCH: Terry Taylor defeats Iron Mike Sharpe with the 5 Arm Taylor has a successful return to Mid-South wrestling as he was able to overcome all of the questionable tactics by “Canada’s greatest athlete.” While Taylor was explaining to Jim Ross how great it was to be back here in Mid-South, his interview was interrupted by another man making his return to the area… Iceman King Parsons. Over the past 2 years, Iceman has gone back and forth on the side of good and evil many times and Jim Ross is a little nervous about Iceman confronting Terry Taylor. Iceman Parsons: Now listen to me people. I know Iceman has not always been on his best behavior, but I have always been honest. When Iceman speaks it’s like the Gospel and I am here to make amends. Over the last two years, I have shamed my people. I have shamed my own mother and for that, Iceman is truly sorry. Now I hear that Mid-South is holding a tag team tournament to crown a knew champion. I’m new around here and I know Terry, you haven’t been around either. I aint got no partner yet and Terry, you and I use to be close… so what do ya say… how about we set this tag team division on its head and win those belts. The crowd and Terry are both a little uneasy but after a bit of hesitation, Terry extends his hand and the two embrace. You can tell that Iceman has his charisma and mojo back again and we will soon be hearing “We Are Family” blasting from the speakers as he heads to the ring. COMMERCIAL MAIN EVENT MATCH: Kevin Sullivan vs “Baby Bull” Leon White It didn’t take long to see that Kevin Sullivan was not interested in wrestling as his minions, Haku and the Barbarian hit the ring about a minute into the action. While Leon tried his best to fend off the invaders, the numbers game soon took over. Haku and The Barbarian were all over White while Sullivan stomped around outside of the ring looking for something. Soon he came across a rope and he rushed back to the ring with his new find. Sullivan quickly tied White’s left arm to the top rope while Haku and the Barbarian continued the attack. Sullivan once again exited the ring only to return this time with a chair. SMASH… SMASH…. SMASH went the chair against the forearm of the Baby Bull. White could do nothing about it as he was not only tied but was being held down by the two 300 pounders. You could almost hear the damage being done as the metal chair just crashed down over and over again. Jim Ross was calling for help and Wahoo McDaniel soon answered the call but with White basically out of it, the numbers game just turned on Wahoo. The attack was just as brutal against McDaniel and the crowd was screaming for it to stop. Jim Ross: Folks, this is just horrendous. Someone is going to get seriously hurt. Not the way we expected Mid-South Wrestling to end their first show here on WTBS! Something has to be done. We promise to give you an update next week. So long from the Pelican State! NWA MID SOUTH WRESTLING WITH JIM ROSS & BILL WATTS APRIL 3, 1986 THE MYRIAD OKLAHMOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA (Matches from the show on March 29) Jim Ross: Hello everybody and welcome to a Mid-South Wrestling here on WTBS Superstation 17 from Atlanta, Georgia. A lot of great things happening here as we are just over two weeks away from the tournament to crown new Mid-South tag team champions. Bill Watts: That’s right Jim. On April 19th in the Sportatorium in Dallas, Texas, we will hold an 8 team one night tournament to fill the vacant titles. Next week, we will be announcing those teams. Jim Ross: Don’t forget fans, on that card in Dallas, Magnum T.A. will defend the NWA World Title and the North American title currently held by Jake “The Snake” Roberts will also be defended at that show. Bill Watts: Speaking of Jake Roberts, he will be defending the North American Title right here tonight in a rematch from WrestleWar against the former champion, Harley Race. Jim Ross: That will be a great main event tonight, but we also have a lot of great action as “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff will be taking on Mike Graham. The Freebirds will be taking on SD Jones & Steve Simpson and the newly formed tag team of Iceman Parsons & Terry Taylor will have their hands full with “Killer” Tim Brooks & Jimmy Jack. Before we get to the ring, let’s bring in Wahoo McDaniel. Wahoo comes out and Jim Ross starts the segment off by showing a tape from last week where Kevin Sullivan, The Barbarian, and Haku seemed to break “Baby Bull” Leon White’s arm with a steel chair. Wahoo McDaniel: Enough is enough Sullivan. Every time anyone steps into the ring with you, you forget all about wrestling and just try to hurt them. I wouldn’t have a problem with that if it was you doing the hurting. I mean I know this is professional wrestling. I know this is a sport for a man’s man. I know we have to put on our big boy pants and get in the ring night after night and put our bodies on the line. No problem with that… but you Sullivan, know you stand no chance in the ring alone so you keep calling in your minions to do your dirty work. Two on One, Three on one attacks. Night after night but it’s coming to an end. I got a few friends who I called last week after you attacked Leon and they said they would need to tie up a few loose but they would be here soon! Oh Sullivan, I think you have woke some sleeping giants and the end is near for you. Jim Ross: Thank you Wahoo. I can’t wait to see who is coming here to join you in taking out Kevin Sullivan. It is long past due and what he did to Leon White last week was totally uncalled for. Fans, let’s get to the ring. MATCH Iceman Parsons & Terry Taylor vs Killer Tim Brooks & Jimmy Jack A couple things to note here. First Taylor and Iceman came out to “We Are Family” and they seemed to be 100% on the same page. Secondly, this team of Killer Brooks and Jimmy Jack were no slouches themselves. They were mean, violent and relentless. While these teams are new to Mid-South, they had the fans on the edge of their seats. Taylor and Iceman survived the bout as Iceman hit the Butt Bump on Brooks and then quickly tagged in Taylor who hit the 5 Arm for the pin. As the ref raised the fan favorites hand in victory, Jimmy Jack attacked and the fight was back on! These teams fought all the way to the back on the arena as we headed to break with Ross and Watts hyping up the energy of our first bout and all the new stars coming to Mid-South Wrestling. COMMERCIAL MATCH “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff destroyed SD Jones with the end mercifully coming after a nasty Russian Sickle. Ivan Koloff and Krusher Kruschev join Nikita at the interview desk. Ivan Koloff: Where is the video? Every time I turn on da TV, I see you showing a video of some past match where some American has done wonderful thing. Now, where is da video? Jim Ross: What video are you talking about Ivan? Ivsn Koloff: I am talking about the video tape of when the incompetent referee made a three count against Nikita at WresltWar against Magnum T.A. when it was obvious his shoulders where up. Jim Ross: I am sorry Mr. Koloff but we do not have any video of that match. As far as I remember, Nikita was pinned by Magnum T.A. Ivan Koloff: No chance Mr. Jim Ross. This is just another example of American cheating. Nikita should be the NWA World Champion and you know it. Speaking of Magnum T.A., where has he been. I tell you where. He is running as far from Nikita as he could. He knows he could never beat my nephew and if he ever returns to Mid-South, we will prove just that. Jim Ross: I can promise you he will return. I have known Magnum for a long time and he has ever backed down from challenge. Ivan Koloff: There has never been a challenge like The Russian Nightmare, Nikita Koloff. Nikita Koloff: MAGNUM T.A., I WILL FINISH YOU! As we head to break, we see as add come across the screen that announces the return of COMMERCIAL MATCH: The Freebirds defeat Tom Stone & Jerry Boulder when Gordy hit the piledriver on Stone. The Freebirds where extremely arrogant during the match and they really got the ire of the fans as they bullied Stone and Boulder throughout the match. While Michael Hayes did not wrestle in the match, he really toyed with the crowd was pushing all the right buttons to have the fans foaming at the mouth in anger Michael Hayes: Simply put Jim Ross. I am the prettiest man in the world today. Ron Bass… Black Bart… are you jealous? Are you jealous you don’t have a face like this? Zoom that camera in here. Get a good look at me. Purely Sexy! I’ve been wrestling for a long, long time and as I just said, I am real pretty. You know what that means. When I’m in the ring, I am the Grand Daddy of them all. I mean I don’t get hit. I do the hitting. I don’t get kicked. I do the kicking. That’s why I look like I do, and Ron Bass and Black Bart look the way they do. When it is all said and done, The Fabulous Freebirds will be walking out of the Sportatorium with those Mid-South Tag Team Titles on April 19th. Man, will that feel good… just like the old days when we went down to Texas and kicked some VonErich you know what…. and then took their ladies and had a real good time. Bad Street is coming to Dallas and their aint nothing you can do about it. Terry Gordy: I’m 300 pounds of rompin, stompin, grave yard destruction. I’m 1/3 of the Fabulous Freebirds. That’s right… Fabulous Freebirds. Should I be concearned that Ron Bass and Black Bart want a piece of us? The answer is no. People have wanted a piece of us for our entire lives and by the end of the night, they have had a change of my mind. Ross and Bart…. Step in the ring with us and it might be the last thing you do. Buddy Roberts: Ron Bass and Black Bart and any of those other teams who are dumb enough to show up in Dallas on April 19th will learn the hard way why were are the best that there is. The best that there was and the best that there ever will be. And I think they will learn the hard way! COMMERCIAL MAIN EVENT MATCH: NORTH AMERICAN TITLE MATCH Jake “The Snake” Roberts © vs Harley Race It is obvious that Harley Race is not 100% after he was attacked last week by Tarzan Goto but that doesn’t mean you should count him out. We get a great match that goes nearly 13 minutes before it seems like Harley has gotten the momentum for the last time and that he is poised to regain his title. After a good 3 minutes of wrestling from the top, Harley hoists the Snake up for the vetical suplex and smashes him to the ground. Harley climbs to the top rope and looks like he is going for the top rope diving headbutt. WHAM…. As the crowd groaned, Harley is tossed off the top rope and crashes to the matt as Tarzan Goto has attacked Race for the third time in 3 weeks. Goto works over Race as the ref calls for the bell awarding Harley the match but not the title he was looking for. As Snake recovered from the suplex he sees that Goto is working offer Race. The Snake doesn’t join in which made people think that he was telling the truth saying he wasn’t involved. As Snake simple walks off set, we hear Jim Ross. Jim Ross: Oh my… it can’t be. It isn’t? It is. That’s Larry Zbysko strutting to the ring. He laughs. Smacks Goto on the back in a gesture of thanks and then joins in the attack on Harley. Folks, this is bad. Real bad and we need some help out here. Sorry but we are out of time. So long from the sooner state. DARK MATCH: Ron Starr & Black Bart defeated Ivan Koloff & Kruscher Kruschev when Ivan rushed at Bart with the Russian chaim but accidently hit his own partner. Bart followed this up by leaping off the top rope with the double leg drop and the Cowboys got the pin over the Russians. NWA MID SOUTH WRESTLING WITH JIM ROSS & BILL WATTS APRIL 10, 1986 MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (Matches from the show on April 5) STILL TRYING TO ADJUST MID-SOUTH ROSTER SO THIS SHOW WILL JUST BE AN UPDATE OF ANGLES. 1. MID-SOUTH TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT: SPORTATORIUM: APRIL 19th Watts announces the following teams for the tournament: Ivan Koloff & Kruscher Kruschev, The Fabulous Freebirds, Ron Bass & Black Bart, Terry Taylor & Iceman Parsons, Haku & The Barbarian, and “Killer” Brooks & Jimmy Jack. When Jim Ross reminds Watts that he only named 6 of the 8 teams, Watts explains that Wahoo McDaniel will be here later with a mystery partner and they will be the 7th team. Watts says that before he introduces the last time, he would like to invite Harley Race to come out. Watts explains that the 8th spot was going to go to Larry Zbyszko and Tarzan Goto but Harley Race just came to him and convinced him that because of the recent antics of Zbyszko and Goto, he and a partner of his choosing should have a chance to wrestle Zbyszko and Goto for that last spot in the tournament. Watts says he agreed. When Larr Z. came out to object, Harley came out to confront his former partner. This lasted only about a minute before Goto attacked Race. This was a short-lived advantage for the heels as we found out who Harley’s partner is going to be…. None other than the wild man himself…. Bruiser Brody! With Brody on the warpath, the fan favorites soon controlled the brawl as Zbyszko and Goto beat a hasty retreat. 2. Who will face Magnum T.A. at the Sportatorium on April 19th After a squash win by Kruscher Kruschev, he was joined by Ivan and Nikita Koloff at the post-match interview where Ivan again calls out Magnum T.A. as being a coward for not being around since WrestleWar where Nikita clearly had him beat except for the typical American cheating. Bill Watts disagreed that T.A. was afraid of The Russian Nightmare but he did admit the Nikita was deserving of another title match and that it would take place in Dallas. 3. Who will face Jake “The Snake” Roberts for the North American Title on April 19th? There will be a 20 man Battle Royal in Tulsa where the winner will get $10,000 and a North American Title shot. 4. One Man Gang is the newest member of Ernie Ladd’s Army to come after Hacksaw Butch Reed and the Mid-South Title. Since arriving in the NWA about 10 days ago, One Man Gang has crushed each and every opponent in near record time with each win coming by way of the 747 Splash. Ladd and Gang keep calling out Reed and seem to be having a grand time stretchering out opponent after opponent. In a few interviews, Reed admits that Gang in one big dude but that only means he is going to make a loud noise when he hits the mat. While they have yet to physically, this is one to keep an eye on. NWA MID SOUTH WRESTLING WITH JIM ROSS & BILL WATTS APRIL 17, 1986 Civic Center Tulsa, Oklahoma (Matches from the show on April 19) Jim Ross: Hey everybody! Welcome to another hour of exciting Mid-South Wrestling. I’m Jim Ross and it’s certainly my privilege to have NWA President, Cowboy Bill Watts as my partner on today’s show. Thank you, Bill, for being with us. A great hour instore for everybody as the lineup is jam packed with great matches, but everybody is talking about the $10,000 Over the Top Battle Royal where the winner will also get a shot at Jack “The Snake” Roberts and the North American Title. Bill Watts: And that is understandable Jim. I mean Battle Royals are just so exciting as so many things can happen, and we are never sure who will come out on top. Couple that with the 10 grand and the title shot to boot and that is going to be one heck of an event. Jim Ross: And with competitors like Bruiser Brody, Terry Gordy, Blackjack Mulligan, Ivan Koloff and One Man Gang, anything could happen. Bill Watts: And I can’t tell you who but one of the biggest names in all of professional wrestling is in the building tonight just to win that Battle Royal a get a shot at the North American Title. Jim Ross: Any hint Mr. President? Bill Watts: Sorry Jim. You’ll just have to wait like everyone else, but I can tell you, you won’t have to wait for great action. Also, on tonight’s show the One Man Gang with Ernie Ladd against Terry Taylor. Hacksaw Butch Reed will take on Kruscher Kruschev. It will be Wahoo McDaniel & Blackjack Mulligan vs The Barbarian & Haku with Kevin Sullivan. Also, we will see Harley Race & Bruiser Brody take on Larry Zbyszko & Tarzan Goto and the winner earns the last spot in the Mid-South Tag team tournament next week in the Sportatorium in Dallas, Texas. Jim Ross: You weren’t lying Cowboy. That is some night of wrestling. Let’s get to the ring. MATCH: One Man Gang with Ernie Ladd vs Terry Taylor Before the bout One Man Gang and Ernie Ladd stop by the interview desk for a word with Jim & Cowboy. Ernie Ladd: Okay Watts… the bodies are mounting. The hospital bills are piling up! How many people is One Man Gang going to have to hurt before you give him what he deserves…. A Mid-South title shot against that big dummy… The Hack Butch Reed. Cowboy Bill Watts: I believe you mean Hacksaw Butch Reed… and while I agree that One Man Gang has been impressive since his arrival her in Mid-South Wrestling…. A good three-week period does not necessarily earn you a title match. When OMG has earned that match with Butch Reed, he certainly will get it. Ernie Ladd: Forgive if your word means nothing to me. I have been lied to by you over and over again. Just remember one thing… each and every body is on you. Each ambulance trip by a wrestler could have been prevented by you, OH, and by the way, I hope you or anyone here doesn’t think Terry Taylor stands a chance tonight. Cowboy Bill Watts: In fact, I do. It’s time you and your mouth head to the ring. As for the match, Taylor understands what he is up against so he plays a bit of cat and mouse where he can use his speed and skill to overcome the massive weight difference. While it works, he is unable to take Gang off his feet. Eventually Taylor is caught and OMG begins to go to work. The fans get behind Taylor who makes a comeback and is about to hit the ropes for the 5 ARM to try and take the gang down but…. WHAM… Taylor is tripped by Ladd. WHAM…. 747 Splash by One Man Gang. 1…2…3! With the help of Ladd, One Man Gang continues his winning ways, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. Ladd orders Gang to hit Taylor with another splash. WHAM… 747 Splash by Gang. Ladd orders another. The crowd erupts as here comes Hacksaw Butch Reed and Iceman Parsons. WHAM… Butt Bump by Parsons on Ladd WHAM… Top Rope Football Tackle by Reed on Gang and Gang actually falls through the ropes out onto the floor. WHAM…. Reed tosses Ladd out of the ring and he lands right by Gang. The crowd erupts as the fan favorites are in control of the ring and daring Ladd and Gang to return but instead, they slowly make their way to the locker room. Reed and Parsons help Taylor up, but we can see the damage has been done to his ribs. A quick, heated promo by Reed as he is begging Bill Watts to sign a match for him with Gang. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR THE UPCOMING EVENT IN THE SPORTATORIUM MATCH: Wahoo McDaniel & Blackjack Mulligan vs The Barbarian & Haku with Kevin Sullivan As you could expect, the bout is a war! Also, as you could expect, Sullivan just can’t help himself and gets involved early and often. The ref has no choice but to call for the bell and disqualify Sullivan’s men but that does nothing to stop Sullivan and his goons. The Barbarian and Haku focus on Mulligan which after a minute or two, even the big man from Texas can’t handle these two monsters. With chaos and carnage all over the ring, the crowd explodes… Jim Ross: Oh, I don’t believe it… yes…. Here comes the American Dream…. It’s Dusty Rhodes. Rhodes is like a house of fire. Right hands and Bionic Elbows are flying! Sullivan goes down… Haku goes down… Barbarian goes down. Now with the numbers game being even, the good guys are all over Sullivan and his men! Jim Ross: I don’t believe my eyes… Sullivan is retreating. Haku and the Barbarian are running away. Oh my…. This has been a long time coming. Dusty Rhodes grabs the house microphone… Dusty Rhodes: Keeebbbin….. Keeeebbbin Sullivan….Where ya going? Come on Sullivan… Get your coward behind back in this ring! I’ve been away for 90 days! 90 days I’ve had to think about how goooood it would be to get my hands on you! The American Dream had to sit back…. Sit back and watch you hurt my fiends! Leon White…. Mike Graham…. Wahoo McDaniel and I could do nothing about it. The American Dream was suspended for fire-balling the head of the Sheik and all I could think about was how upset I was that I didn’t get the chance to finish you also. Wellllll, the Dream is back! Blackjack Mulligan is back! Wahoo McDaniel’s here…. And together, we are going to make you wish your momma raised a lawyer or a doctor. We gonna hurt you like you hurt others. Sullivan….I can’t wait to end your career if you Wiiiilllllll! Oh its good to be back. Jim Ross: Ok, Bill…. Was Dusty Rhodes the surprise entrant into the battle royal tonight. Cowboy Bill Watts: Well now that the cats out of the bag, fans make sure to stay tuned to the entire show tonight as Dusty Rhodes will be back in an NWA ring for the first time in 1986! COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR THE UPCOMING EVENT IN THE SPORTATORIUM MATCH: MID SOUTH TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT SPOT ON THE LINE: Harley Race & Bruiser Brody vs Larry Zbyszko & Tarzan Goto Pre-Match Interview: Bruiser Brody: Bill Watts…It’s good to be back in the NWA and its good to be in the ring with the legend himself… Harley Race. Harley called me up last week and said that weasel, Larry Zbyszko is back and this time he has some goon from China with him and he asked me if I could come down and lend him a hand. It’s not everyday you get a call from the 8-time World Champion but when you do you listen. Harley has done more for this sport then anyone I can think of and I’m just not going to allow a no-good low life like Zbyszko to try and make a name for himself at the expense of Harley. Tonight, is the first step to eliminating Zbyszko and the Tarzan Goto! Harley Race: I dare you… I dare you Zbyszko to try some of your funny business tonight. King Kong Brody hear is one of the toughest, wildest, most unpredictable men in all of wrestling history and I am just glad he is in my corner! As for the match, each wrestler gets some time to shine but in the end with Race and Zbyszko outside of the ring and Brody and Goto bleeding inside the ring, we see Goto come off the ring for the running lariat…. WHAM… Race is able to trip up Goto from the outside. WHAM…. Double Leg Drop by Brody WHAM… Running Knee Drop by Brody 1….2…3! The crowd pops as Brody gets the win and rushes out to help Race vs Zbyszko! We get a minute or two of the babyfaces doing some heel action to Zbyszko, but it all ends when the ref threatens to reverse the decision. Once order is restored, Watts and Ross hype up the fact that Brody and Race are now officially the last team into the Mid-South Tag Team Tournament set for April 19th at the Sportotorium with the other teams being …. Ivan Koloff & Kruscher Kruschev, The Fabulous Freebirds, Ron Bass & Black Bart, Terry Taylor & Iceman Parsons, Haku & The Barbarian, and “Killer” Brooks & Jimmy Jack. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR THE UPCOMING EVENT IN THE SPORTATORIUM $10,000 OVER THE TOP ROPE BATTLE ROYAL: WINNER GETS NORTH AMERICAN TITLE SHOT IN DALLAS (HIGHLIGHTS) -Kevin Sullivan kept up his antics but this time he might have just achieved exactly what he wanted as he took out some sort of golden spike and stuck in right into the eye of Wahoo McDaniel. Wahoo was then tossed outside the ring where he was rolling around in severe discomfort as doctor’s attempted to help him, but it seemed like this gruesome incident has caused Wahoo a severe injury. - One Gang ended up eliminating each other as they were bearhugging each other against the ropes as Killer Tim Brooks pulled down the rope and the two toppled over out onto the floor as the brawl continued. -Harley Race, Bruiser Brody, Larry Z and Tarzan Goto continued their brawl from earlier on but this led to some eliminating sneak attacks by the Russians (Ivan and Kruschev). -Eventually we have a final 4 of Terry Gordy, Dusty Rhodes, Ivan Koloff and Kruscher Kruschev. Interesting thing here was that Terry Gordy made an alliance with the American Dream which the crowd loved. We basically have a wild tag team bout for a few minutes until Terry Gordy is hit by a low blow by Ivan. Ivan and Kruschev double team Dusty and eliminate him in a wild Bear Hug by Ivan, Sickle by Kruscher combo. WHAM… Double Clothesline by Bam Bam and both Russians are eliminated. Terry Gordy, the winner of the $10,000 is going to have a busy night in the Sportatorium as he and the Freebirds will be in the Mid-South tag team tournament and he will also be facing Jake “The Snake” Roberts for the NWA North American Title! COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR THE UPCOMING EVENT IN THE SPORTATORIUM Jim Ross: Before we go off the air, we have a note that was just passed along to us by the doctors on site and Wahoo McDaniel has suffered a serious eye injury and will not be able to wrestle in the Mid-South tag team tournament. We wish Wahoo a speedy recover as that was a disgusting act by Kevin Sullivan. Bill, what is going to happen in the tournament as it seems Blackjack Mulligan is without a partner? Cowboy Bill Watts: First of all, the tournament is second to the health of Wahoo and we wish him a speedy recover. I had time on out last commercial break to go to the locker room to discuss the situation with Blackjack Mulligan and I think we have the perfect solution… Blackjack’s new partner will be none other than “THE AMERICAN DREAM” DUSTY RHODES! Jim Ross: Oh my…. Kevin Sullivan… you have crossed the line and I bet if the American Dream or Blackjack Mulligan has the chance to get revenge for their buddy Wahoo, they will not hesitate to do so. So long from the Sooner State! DARK MATCHES Jimmy Jack defeats Steve Simpson with the Bulldog after help by Killer Tim Brooks DJ Peterson defeats Mark Fleming with a powerslam in this match of babyfaces that began and ended with a handshake. Michael Hayes & Ron Bass wrestled to a Double-Count out in a grudge match that saw the rest of the Freebirds attack Bass after the bout. Black Bart came to his rescue, but the numbers game still allowed the Freebirds to come out on top of this brawl. MID SOUTH TITLE MATCH Hacksaw Butch Reed defeated Kruscher Khrushchev with a Top Rope Shoulder Block. Uncle Ivan quickly attacked after the bell and then the situation got worse for the champ as One Man Gang hit the ring with Ernie Ladd, and they got even for earlier action as Gang followed up the Big Boot by Ladd with a 747 splash of his own. The babyfaces from the locker room rushed the ring and to Reed’s credit, he left under his own power but first he grabbed the house mic and was screaming about how bad he wanted a match with One Man Gang. NWA MID SOUTH WRESTLING WITH JIM ROSS & BILL WATTS APRIL 19, 1986 SPORTATORIUM DALLAS, TX Jim Ross: Hey everybody! Welcome to a special three- hour episode of Mid-South Wrestling coming to you from the world famous Sportatorium in downtown Dallas, Texas. I’m Jim Ross and it’s certainly my privilege to have NWA President, Cowboy Bill Watts as my partner on today’s show. Thank you, Bill, for being with us. We have an historic event instore for everybody tonight. We will be seeing an 8 team tournament to crown new Mid-South Tag Team Champions. Also, Terry Gordy will try to take the North American Title from Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Magnum T.A. will be taking on the Russian Nightmare, Nikita Koloff in an NWA World Heavyweight Title matches. Bill Watts: Tonight will be another great night for the NWA but before we get to the ring, I have a special announcement for everyone. This week, the NWA added Western States Wrestling to its great family of NWA promotions. Now, wrestling fans all across the great state of Texas (the fans in the Sportatorium give a loud cheer) New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado will be able see great NWA action in person. That’s not all! Ted Turner, the great owner of WTBS, Channel 17, is all in on NWA Wrestling and he will air Western States Wrestling each and every Saturday morning at 9:35. Trust me fans, you will not want to miss a moment of the action. Western States Wrestling has a reputation of being a territory full of nonstop action where only the toughest can survive. Jim Ross: Wow…. What a huge addition this is going to be for the NWA and Superstation 17. It seems like 1986 has just began but it is already an historic year for the NWA and when tonight is over, more history will be made. Let’s get to the ring for the first match in the Mid-South tag team tournament. MID-SOUTH TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT: FIRST ROUND MATCH “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes & Blackjack Mulligan vs “Killer” Tim Brooks & Jimmy Jack The problem in this one was that Brooks and Jimmy Jack wanted to take this one to the gutter right away which was right up the alley of Rhodes and Mulligan. In the end, we see a clean victory when 6’9, 340 pound Blackjack Mulligan followed up Dusty’s Bionic Elbow on Brooks with his own flying back elbow smash to the face. Brooks basically collapsed and Mulligan locked in the brain claw as the ref made the 3 count. Watts and Ross wondered with all of their size, talent and experience, if anyone could beat Rhodes and Mulligan. MID-SOUTH TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT: FIRST ROUND MATCH Terry Taylor & Iceman Parsons vs “The Russian Bear” Nikita Koloff & Kruscher Kruschoff The good news here is that Taylor and Parsons continue to be on the same page and to work well together. The bad news was that the ref, Alfred Neely, was knocked down when he got in the way of a butt bump by Iceman on Koloff. Koloff managed to smuggle a small chain out of his trunks and clobber Iceman right in the jaw and Parsons went down like a sack of potatoes. Taylor never saw this as he was brawling on the outside with Kruschev. Neely recovered enough to make the 3 count and the Russians move on. Watts and Ross hope to God that when all is said and done that Koloff and Kruschev don’t leave with the Mid-South tag titles and Nikita with the NWA World Title. MID-SOUTH TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT: FIRST ROUND MATCH Harley Race & Brusier Brody vs Haku & The Barbarian with Kevin Sullivan Ross and Watts wonder if Sullivan is going to be the tipping point in this battle of wild men and it didn’t take long to see answer that question. Three minutes into the match, Sullivan tried to give his team an advantage as the Barbarian and Brody rolled out onto the floor. Jim Ross: Watch out, here comes Sullivan. WHAM…. Big knee lift by Brody on Sullivan. Sullivan staggers back into the enemie’s corner. WHAM…. Suplex by Harley Race on Sullivan on the concreate and that is basically the end of Sullivan for the night. The problem here for both teams was that it was big move after big move and every pin attempt ended up with a save from the corner. Eventually we end up with all 4 men in the ring at one time. Just picture pure chaos where anything could happen …… and did! We hear the fans moan as Jim Ross announces that Larry Zbyszko and Tarzan Goto are heading to the ring. Zbyszko with his Nun-Chucks and Goto was a bamboo cane. As Zbyszko and Goto hit the ring, they go right after Harley Race. The ref calls for the bell giving Race and Brody the win. The real problem was something we have seen in the past. Kevin Sullivan could care less about titles! He is not the least bit upset and Zbyszko and his Asian monster! Sullivan tells his men to help them and now it is 5 against 2! As tough as Race and Brody are they stand no chance here. From the nunchucks to the bamboo cane to Haku’s savat kick to the Barbarian’s top rope shoulder block and Sullivan’s continuous kicks and punches, Race and Brody are left in a heap in the center of the ring. Watts and Ross wonder if Brody and Race will even be able to come out for the next match. MID-SOUTH TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT: FIRST ROUND MATCH The Fabulous Freebirds vs Ron Bass & Black Bart Before the match starts, Bill Watts informs the fans that the Freebirds will not be able to switch teammates during the tournament and that it will be Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts doing the wrestling and Michael Hayes acting as a “spectator.” Jim Ross wonders if that is such a good plan as Terry Gordy will also be wrestling for the NWA North American Title tonight. Bill Watts agreed but he has learned never to question the plan of the Freebirds as they are one of the most successful tag teams in NWA history. As for the bout, it’s personal. These two teams have been after each other for over a month now and they waste no time bothering with the technical stuff. This is easily the longest match of the first round as it goes over twenty minutes and includes many momentum changes with everybody getting some time to wrestle from the top. Eventually we see Bass and Bart in control as Bass connects with the Texas Gourdbuster on Buddy Roberts. Bass tags in Bart and we see a double clothesline from the team known as “The Wild Bunch.” Terry Gordy rushes in to stop the double team only to be stopped by ref Jerry Usher. Black Bart climbs to top rope setting up the Texas Trash Compactor (Top Rope Double Leg Drop) WHAM… with the ref dealing with Gordy, Michale Hayes came from behind and shoved Bart to the canvass. Ron Bass is now in hot pursuit of Hayes. It is a race to see who gets up first…. Buddy Roberts or Black Bart! The fans are cheering on Bart who is using the ropes to help him up. Roberts gets to his knees, rolls over and the crowd moans as he makes the tag. Bart is up and goes to his corner but Bass is missing. WHAM…. Gordy, at full speed, crushes Bart into the corner. Bart crumbles to the ground. Gordy drags him to the center. He goes for the piledriver…. Blocked by Black Bart. Gordy reloads…. WHAM…. Piledriver by Gordy. Bass sees what happens and is rushing back to the ring. 1….2…..3! WHAM… Bass with a knee to the back of Gordy but it is too late to make the save! The Freebirds move on. MID-SOUTH TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT: SEMI-FINALS The American Dream Dusty Rhodes & Blackjack Mulligan vs “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff & Kruscher Kruschev The love for Rhodes and Mulligan was through the roof here as you would expect against the Russians. We get a pretty good brawl in this one and as the action turned to chaos, we see all 4 men in the ring. With the ref struggling to gain control, Koloff tries the same trick as he did in the first match. Ivan once again reaches into his trunks and pulls out the small chain. He wraps the chain around his fist and lines up the American Dream…. WHAM…. Dusty ducks under the right hand by Koloff and catches Ivan with a bionic elbow. Dream takes a peek at the ref who is still dealing with Mulligan and Kruscher. Dusty reaches down and takes the chain off the Russian Bear and he wraps it around his own hand. He looks to the crowd for approval, and they more than grant it. Dusty drags Koloff up by his head. WHAM… Dusty with a huge blow to the head of Koloff and Koloff simply collapses. Dusty covers Ivan as Mulligan sends Kruschev through the ropes with a big boot. The ref turns and begins the count. 1….2….3! Dusty and Mulligan move on to the finals. MID-SOUTH TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT: SEMI-FINALS Harley Race & Brusier Brody vs The Fabulous Freebirds The problem here for Race and Brody was that it was obvious that they were less than 100% after the attack after the first match by Zbyszko and Goto and that makes a match against the Freebirds really difficult. Give Race and Brody their due. They gave it their all and had the Freebirds on the ropes. Michael Hayes seemed pretty wary of Harley and Bruiser so he stayed away from the action as much as he could. That is until the end. Terry Gordy scooped up Brody for a big powerslam and then he dragged the big man up by his wild hair only to toss his out of the ring through the ropes. The camera picks up Michael Hayes scampering under the ring as the ref began his count on Brody. Brody seemed to be struggling to get up to his feet by Jim Ross credited that to the fact that he has really taken some punishment in this match. As the ref got to 5, Brody was still on the floor. It looked like he was trying to get up but just couldn’t get his legs under him. The camera on the other side gets a peek at Brody and we see Michael Hayes, under the ring apron, holding Brody’s legs. The crowd starts screaming and Harley hustles over to see what is going on. Ref’s count…6….7….. Race sees Hayes and goes after him. 8….. WHAM…. Race clobbers Hayes…. 9….. Brody up and trying to get up on the apron to break the count. 10! Winners by count-out….. The Fabulous Freebirds! Michael Hayes is on of the dirtiest players in the game. NWA NORTH AMERICAN TITLE MATCH Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy Maybe it’s because of who Jake “The Snake” is or maybe the fans here in the Boutwell Auditorium remember that Gordy sided with the American Dream in last week’s Battle Royal against the Russians but the fans are clearly behind the Freebird. As for the match, it is like watching one man want the match to be like a bull in a china closet while the other wants it to be like a corrupt game of 3 Card Monty. Bam Bam struggles to get his hands on the sleazy snake but when he does, it is one power move after another. Roberts is able keep Gordy at bay with eye rakes, knees to the gut and a few running clotheslines. In the end, Gordy seemed to be in control but, he paused for just a second and almost was caught by Roberts with a DDT. Gordy somehow shoved him off at the last second. As Roberts came off the ropes…. WHAM…… Football Tackle by Gordy followed by a Piledriver by Gordy. 1….2….3! The crowd with a nice pop as Jim Ross announces we have a new North American Champion! MID-SOUTH TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT: FINALS “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes & Blackjack Mulligan vs The Fabulous Freebirds Interesting thing to note here was that the fans who had supported Gordy just a few minutes ago, we now solidly against him. Jim Ross called this the Michael Hayes Effect as anyone who sided with the leader of the Freebirds will receive the wrath of the fans. The match is a struggle for both teams after a long night of wrestling, but Ross and Watts are amazed at the stamina of Terry Gordy as this is his third match in a row and 4th of the night against the likes of Ron Bass, Black Bart, Bruiser Brody, Jake Roberts, Dusty Rhodes and Blackjack Mulligan. Back and forth we go until the ref gets in the way of a Terry Gordy Irish Whip on Dusty Rhodes. With Dusty and the ref down, Michael Hayes once again sees his chance to impact the bout. He orders Buddy Roberts to attack Mulligan. While this doesn’t go well for Roberts, it takes Mulligan away from the action in the ring. Hayes tells Gordy to get Dusty up. Hayes grabs a chair …. WHAM…. Dusty broke free of Gordy at the last second and Hayes clobbers Terry Gordy. The look of shock on the face of Hayes is priceless while Dusty quickly covers Gordy. 1…2….3! Rhodes and Mulligan are the new Mid-South tag team champs as the crowd goes wild! Roberts and Hayes are dejected as they go to help up their fallen teammate! WHAM…. Jim Ross: I don’t believe what I just saw. Michael Hayes is beating Terry Gordy with the chair. Buddy Roberts throws his hands up and leaves in frustration. Over and over again, Hayes hits Gordy with the chair. WHAM…. Big Boot by Blackjack Mulligan on Hayes and he falls out to the floor. Mulligan dares Hayes to come back but Michael thinks better of it and heads to the locker room. Dusty and Mulligan help the battered Gordy and the three champs leave to a huge ovation! NWA WORLD TITLE MATCH Magnum T.A. vs “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff Let’s just get to the finish with this monster of a main event that was announced as time remaining time limit. Irish Whip by Magnum T.A. on Nikita. Magnum goes for the belly to belly suplex, but in a display of super human strength, the Russian Nightmare blocks it. T.A. and Nikita stare at each other for a second. Nikita with a monstrous scream…. WHAM…. Russian Sickle. Nikita covers Magnum. 1….2…. DING DING…. Three. Jim Ross: Folks, Magnum T.A., by the skin if his teeth, has successfully defended his NWA World Title as this bout has ended in a time limit draw. What a night of wrestling we just saw. Don’t forget to join us next Saturday on WTBS at our regular scheduled time. So long from the Lone Star State. NWA MID SOUTH WRESTLING WITH JIM ROSS & BILL WATTS MAY 1, 1986 IRISH McNEIL’S BOYS CLUB SHREVEPORT,LA Jim Ross: Hey everybody! I’m Jim Ross and it’s certainly my privilege to have NWA President, Cowboy Bill Watts as my partner on today’s show. Thank you, Bill, for being with us. Folks, we have so much to get to tonight after a wild night of Wrestling from the Sportatorium in Dallas last week. Bill Watts: You said a mouth full there Jim. First, congratulations to the new Mid-South tag team champions, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes and Blackjack Mulligan. They were able to somehow, be the last team standing in that tremendous tag team tournament. Jim Ross: That was one of the best tournaments I have seen in a long, long time. We also have a new North American Champion as Terry Gordy beat Jake “the Snake” Roberts. Bill Watts: The question is…. Is Terry Gordy still a member of the Freebirds? Jim Ross: We will hopefully get an answer to the question a little later as we will hear from both Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy. Bill Watts: That will be interesting as will be “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff’s first match since he nearly became the NWA World Champion in Dallas. Jim Ross: Wow… that was some match he had with Magnum T.A. and even Magnum would say he is lucky to still be the champ! Instead of giving match results today, I am going to update everybody on a few wrestlers…. 1. Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy Michael Hayes participated in singles competition tonight against Vernon Biggs. Ross and Watts made a big deal of Hayes wrestling alone which they speculated meant the end to the Freebirds. After the match we get an emotional interview with Hayes. Jim Ross: I got to ask…. Why did you attack your fellow freebird, Terry Gordy at the Sportatorium? Michael Hayes: (rather subdued) Jim Ross…. You know that tag team wrestling has always been kind of my specialty. In fact… it has been the specialty of the Fabulous Freebirds. When I first came back to the NWA 4 months ago, I told you that I almost left wrestling. I told you if not for a buddy of mine, I would have been happy partying down on Bad Street USA. The reason I was done was that Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy had gotten to full of himself out on the West Coast. He started putting himself in front of the Freebirds and going after singles titles. Buddy Jack and I gave him our blessing as long as he put the team first. Well, Terry and his ego couldn’t do that. He always had to be the man. Instead of being satisfied by being the best tag team in the world, he had to be the center of attention. I almost lost my cool out there on the West Coast but instead of attacking my brother, I decided to take my ball and go home. Well Terry came to me around New Year’s Eve and said… Michael…. Let’s put our problems behind us. Let’s put the band back together again. Let’s get Freebird Mania back to where it belongs! Me being the man that I am was willing to let by gones be by gones. Let’s fast forward to the other night? Who decided the Mid-South Tag Team Titles weren’t enough? Terry Gordy. Who decided he had to go after the NWA North American Title on the same night as the big tournament? Terry Gordy. Who cost us the titles? Terry Gordy. I mean how much more do I have to take…. The ANSWER IS NO MORE. Terry, you and I aren’t through but we are through being on the same side. There is a lot more fight in this Freebird…. And it really hurts me to wonder if there will ever be The Freebirds again. While the new North American Champion, Terry Gordy was not in Shreveport, we did see a quick clip of Gordy after he was hit with a chair by Michael Hayes in the Sportatorium and he kept screaming….. Why? Over and over again. 2. Wahoo McDaniel: Jim Ross informed us that Wahoo will not be with us for the foreseeable future as he has some contractual obligations all over the country. He explains that Wahoo is disappointed that he was not able to be here tonight and that he guarantees that he is healthy and fully recovered from the attack by Kevin Sullivan and that he will try to be back in the NWA real soon. 3. Ted Dibiase & Dr. Death Steve Williams To say that the NWA World Tag Team champs are fuming is an understatement. They are white hot after their recent trip to Amarillo where Tojo Yamamoto’s Zaibatsu stable of Mr. Pogo, Kendo Nagasaki, Kim Duk and Jumbo Tsurata not only attacked them after their victory over Pogo and Nagasaki but they STOLE the NWA tag titles. This interview was so full of Japanese slurs that even the very patriotic Bill Watts was a little offended. Dibiase and Dr. Death ended the interview by saying that Zaibatsu better return these titles if they know what is good for them. Bill Watts tried to calm the champs down by letting them know that whether or not they have the actual belts doesn’t matter as they are still recognized as the champs. This does little to help the demeanor of Dibiase and Doc. 4. Nikita Koloff with Uncle Ivan and Kruscher Kruschev After having the bell sound for the time limit draw just before the ref was to complete the 3 count making Nikita Koloff the NWA World Champ, you could bet that the Russians were red hot once again. Think of every name in the book that Ivan could have called the cheating Americans and you still would have missed a few. Ivan did end the interview by making some sense here as he said that even though Magnum T.A. is still the so-called NWA World Champion, he knows that he could never beat Nikita. Ivan went on to announce that he and Kruscher are also coming after the NWA Mid-South Tag team champions, “The American Dream” and Blackjack Mulligan. 5. Hacksaw Butch Reed In an interview with Bill Watts, it is apparent that Reed, the Mid-South Champion, is not the least bit concerned with One Man Gang and Ernie Ladd and that he is looking forward to next week’s match against the fat man in the Sam Houston Coliseum. 6. Harley Race & Bruiser Brody Another group full of anger this week as they want a piece of Larry Zbyszko and Tarzan Goto after they were attacked during the recent tag team tournament. This will be another bout the fans in Houston are looking forward to next week. 7. Leon “Baby Bull” White This was by far the strangest and scariest moment of the night. Leon was with Jim Ross saying that his broken arm was just about heeled and that he should be back in action in just a week or so. This is when Kevin Sullivan, the man responsible for the injury, appeared. Ross wanted no trouble and Sullivan guaranteed that there would be none but it was “Time for the transformation to begin.” When asked what that meant, Sullivan just started to laugh. This is when two huge men wearing dark hoods, presumable Haku and the Barbarian, came up from behind White and put a hood over Leon. They quickly secured it and tied his hands behind his back. Sullivan stopped laughing long enough to say, “Let’s Go.” The trio quickly dragged Leon out as Ross and Watts were calling for help. Dusty and Mulligan raced out but were to late. Sullivan was gone. Jim Ross: Folks, I have no idea what has just happened. We will try and have some answers for you next week. So long from the Pelican state. Mid-South Title Angle: One Man Gang with Ernie Ladd in search of a title shot against Hacksaw Butch Reed. After a title defense against Ron Slinker where Reed finished off his opponent with a top rope football tackle, Reed gave a spirited promo answering the challenge laid down by Gang and Ladd two weeks ago as Reed has agreed to face Gang MATCH One Man Gang with Ernie Ladd defeats Mike Graham with the 747 Splash In a quick interview, One Man Gang and Ernie Ladd make it clear that they are still waiting for Butch Reed to put his Mid-South Title on the line. Later in the show, we get the answer as Butch Reed accepts the challenge for next week in the HemisFair arena. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR THE MONDAY’S CARD IN SAN ANTONIO The American Dream Dusty Rhodes & Blackjack Mulligan vs “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff & Kruscher Kruschev The love for Rhodes and Mulligan was through the roof here as you would expect against the Russians. We get a pretty good brawl in this one and as the action turned to chaos, we see all 4 men in the ring. With the ref struggling to gain control, Koloff tries the same trick as he did in the first match. Ivan once again reaches into his trunks and pulls out the small chain. He wraps the chain around his fist and lines up the American Dream…. WHAM…. Dusty ducks under the right hand by Koloff and catches Ivan with a bionic elbow. Dream takes a peek at the ref who is still dealing with Mulligan and Kruscher. Dusty reaches down and takes the chain off the Russian Bear and he wraps it around his own hand. He looks to the crowd for approval, and they more than grant it. Dusty drags Koloff up by his head. WHAM… Dusty with a huge blow to the head of Koloff and Koloff simply collapses. Dusty covers Ivan as Mulligan sends Kruschev through the ropes with a big boot. The ref turns and begins the count. 1….2….3! Dusty and Mulligan move on to the finals. MID-SOUTH TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT: SEMI-FINALS Harley Race & Brusier Brody vs The Fabulous Freebirds The problem here for Race and Brody was that it was obvious that they were less than 100% after the attack after the first match by Zbyszko and Goto and that makes a match against the Freebirds really difficult. Give Race and Brody their due. They gave it their all and had the Freebirds on the ropes. Michael Hayes seemed pretty wary of Harley and Bruiser so he stayed away from the action as much as he could. That is until the end. Terry Gordy scooped up Brody for a big powerslam and then he dragged the big man up by his wild hair only to toss his out of the ring through the ropes. The camera picks up Michael Hayes scampering under the ring as the ref began his count on Brody. Brody seemed to be struggling to get up to his feet by Jim Ross credited that to the fact that he has really taken some punishment in this match. As the ref got to 5, Brody was still on the floor. It looked like he was trying to get up but just couldn’t get his legs under him. The camera on the other side gets a peek at Brody and we see Michael Hayes, under the ring apron, holding Brody’s legs. The crowd starts screaming and Harley hustles over to see what is going on. Ref’s count…6….7….. Race sees Hayes and goes after him. 8….. WHAM…. Race clobbers Hayes…. 9….. Brody up and trying to get up on the apron to break the count. 10! Winners by count-out….. The Fabulous Freebirds! Michael Hayes is on of the dirtiest players in the game. NWA NORTH AMERICAN TITLE MATCH Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy Maybe it’s because of who Jake “The Snake” is or maybe the fans here in the Boutwell Auditorium remember that Gordy sided with the American Dream in last week’s Battle Royal against the Russians but the fans are clearly behind the Freebird. As for the match, it is like watching one man want the match to be like a bull in a china closet while the other wants it to be like a corrupt game of 3 Card Monty. Bam Bam struggles to get his hands on the sleazy snake but when he does, it is one power move after another. Roberts is able keep Gordy at bay with eye rakes, knees to the gut and a few running clotheslines. In the end, Gordy seemed to be in control but, he paused for just a second and almost was caught by Roberts with a DDT. Gordy somehow shoved him off at the last second. As Roberts came off the ropes…. WHAM…… Football Tackle by Gordy followed by a Piledriver by Gordy. 1….2….3! The crowd with a nice pop as Jim Ross announces we have a new North American Champion! MID-SOUTH TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT: FINALS “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes & Blackjack Mulligan vs The Fabulous Freebirds Interesting thing to note here was that the fans who had supported Gordy just a few minutes ago, we now solidly against him. Jim Ross called this the Michael Hayes Effect as anyone who sided with the leader of the Freebirds will receive the wrath of the fans. The match is a struggle for both teams after a long night of wrestling, but Ross and Watts are amazed at the stamina of Terry Gordy as this is his third match in a row and 4th of the night against the likes of Ron Bass, Black Bart, Bruiser Brody, Jake Roberts, Dusty Rhodes and Blackjack Mulligan. Back and forth we go until the ref gets in the way of a Terry Gordy Irish Whip on Dusty Rhodes. With Dusty and the ref down, Michael Hayes once again sees his chance to impact the bout. He orders Buddy Roberts to attack Mulligan. While this doesn’t go well for Roberts, it takes Mulligan away from the action in the ring. Hayes tells Gordy to get Dusty up. Hayes grabs a chair …. WHAM…. Dusty broke free of Gordy at the last second and Hayes clobbers Terry Gordy. The look of shock on the face of Hayes is priceless while Dusty quickly covers Gordy. 1…2….3! Rhodes and Mulligan are the new Mid-South tag team champs as the crowd goes wild! Roberts and Hayes are dejected as they go to help up their fallen teammate! WHAM…. Jim Ross: I don’t believe what I just saw. Michael Hayes is beating Terry Gordy with the chair. Buddy Roberts throws his hands up and leaves in frustration. Over and over again, Hayes hits Gordy with the chair. WHAM…. Big Boot by Blackjack Mulligan on Hayes and he falls out to the floor. Mulligan dares Hayes to come back but Michael thinks better of it and heads to the locker room. Dusty and Mulligan help the battered Gordy and the three champs leave to a huge ovation! NWA WORLD TITLE MATCH Magnum T.A. vs “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff Let’s just get to the finish with this monster of a main event that was announced as time remaining time limit. Irish Whip by Magnum T.A. on Nikita. Magnum goes for the belly to belly suplex, but in a display of super human strength, the Russian Nightmare blocks it. T.A. and Nikita stare at each other for a second. Nikita with a monstrous scream…. WHAM…. Russian Sickle. Nikita covers Magnum. 1….2…. DING DING…. Three. Jim Ross: Folks, Magnum T.A., by the skin if his teeth, has successfully defended his NWA World Title as this bout has ended in a time limit draw. What a night of wrestling we just saw. Don’t forget to join us next Saturday on WTBS at our regular scheduled time. So long from the Lone Star State. NWA MID SOUTH WRESTLING WITH JIM ROSS & BILL WATTS MAY 8, 1986 SAM HOUSTON COLISEUM HOUSTON, TX Jim Ross: Hey everybody! Welcome to another great episode of Mid-South Wrestling coming to you from the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas. I’m Jim Ross and it’s certainly my privilege to have NWA President, Cowboy Bill Watts as my partner on today’s show. Thank you, Bill, for being with us. Before we get to tonight’s show, we must first bring you back to last week and the bizarre actions of Kevin Sullivan. We see a short video clip where Sullivan interrupted an interview by Leon “Baby Bull’ White. This served as the needed distraction as two men in black hoods came out and put a third hood over Leon White and then the trio dragged Leon away while Sullivan was saying that “it was time for the transformation to begin.” Jim Ross: Very scary ending to last week’s show. What do you make of it Bill? Bill Watts: To be honest with you Jim, when it involves Kevin Sullivan, one never knows what to think. I can tell you that none of them have been seen since. The police have been contacted and there is not a trace of Sullivan, Leon White or the two hooded minions that helped Sullivan carry out his devious plan. Jim Ross: Well, whatever is going on, we hope Leon White is safe. If and when we get any information, we will pass it on to everyone immediately. Now, Bill, we have one heck of a show instore for the fans tonight. Bill Watts: That’s for sure. Tonight, we will see Iceman Parsons take on Hercules Simms. Newcomers, Frankie “Thumper” Lancaster will face Gary Young. We also have a double main event for you as we will see two title matches! First, it will be The American Dream, Dusty Rhodes & Blackjack Mulligan taking on “Kruscher Kruschev & Ivan Koloff and finally, One Man Gang with Ernie Ladd gets his shot at the Mid-South title and Hacksaw Butch Reed. Jim Ross: That is one jam-packed night of wrestling son let’s head to the ring. MATCH: Iceman Parsons defeats Hercules Simms with the butt bump Parsons, who came out to “We Are Family, had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand and it is clear that he is totally forgiven for all of his questionable tactics over the past year or so. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD IN SAN ANTONIO MATCH: Gary Young defeated Frankie “Thumper” Lancaster in impressive fashion. Young connected with a nasty spine breaker for the win in a match where he controlled most of the action. While his ability was top notch, his attitude was bottom rung. He constantly insulted his opponent while gloating throughout the match which drew the ire of the fans. Post-Match Interview Gary Young: It don’t matter where I am…. Each night before I get in the ring I look out at the crowd and see nothing but ugly. I mean one porker after another. But Houston…. Houston, you take the cake…. And eat it to. Wow… what a bunch of moo moo’d here. After I look at the crowd, I look across the ring and it only gets worse. It don’t matter if its Theresa Taylor, Fido Reed or Magnum P.U. …. They are some sorry losers who don’t stand a chance against Gary Young. Let me tell you world… Let me tell you U.S.A…. Gary Young is here to stay and I’m kicking butt and taking names and there aint nothing you can do about it. Jim Ross: Well that was one arrogant man. I think there are plenty of wrestlers around here who can’t wait to take him down a peg! COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD IN SAN ANTONIO MID-SOUTH TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: American Dream Dusty Rhodes & Blackjack Mulligan © vs The Russian Beat Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev This was the one that nearly took the roof off the Sam Houston Coliseum as Rhodes & Mulligan vs any Russians would be as big a good vs evil match as there could be. Give Dusty his due here as he did a great job of bumping and selling for the big Russians but eventually, we get to that wild 2 on 2 action where Mulligan is slamming heads and Dusty is juking-jiving- throwing the right hands-dropping the bionic elbows. Jim Ross: Look Out…. Here come Nikita. Nikita is like a house a fire connecting with big right hand and big right hand on both Mulligan and Rhodes. Oh… yes… here comes the NWA Champion Magnum T.A…. he is all over Nikita. Nikita and T.A. are throwing punches by the dozen and neither man will back down and inch. Finally… with a thunderous ovation, T.A. takes down the Russian Nightmare and all three Russians roll out of the ring and head up the aisle to fight another day. Post-Match Interview Dusty Rhodes: Ya know Bill Watts… the possibilities for a kid growing up in this country are unlimited. They can be anything they want to be if they put their mind to it. They could be a lawyer, a doctor, even the next American Dream, Dusty Rhodes….if you wiiiilllllll baaabay and I sure as heck won’t sit here and let no man from Russia come and take away what the U.S. of A. stands for. Ivan Koloff…. Nikita Koloff….. traitor Darsow….. you now riled up the bear in me and that means trouble for you! Blackjack Mulligan: Hey Koloffs…. You two are good enough to beat a lot of men who sit there are let you squeeze them with that Bear Hug or stand there and let you hit them with that Russian Sickle. Well, the three of us here right now, won’t be standing around. We won’t be letting you do anything, and you will soon find out that you got no chance against us. Koloffs…. Darsow…. Anytime any place! Magnum T.A.: Nikita… I am going to give the Devil his due…. You almost had me in the Sportatorium. The key word there was almost and trust me brother, I will never again let the American fans think this World title might be going home with any Russian. You have motivated me to be better and there is no way a better Magnum T.A. ever gives up this title. Just like Blackjack just said…. Any time-Any Place! COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD IN SAN ANTONIO MID-SOUTH TITLE MATCH: Hacksaw Butch Reed © vs One Man Gang with Ernie Ladd Two big men here doing their best to take the other out. Gang uses his weight well throughout the match and does his best to lean on Reed which begins to take its toll on the champ. Much of Reed’s power is negated and he simply can’t do many of his normal repertoire of moves against someone like Gang. Ernie Ladd, as always, played a major role, as he was involved whenever the ref’s back was turned. The problem was that Reed was able to catch Ladd on the apron once as the ref was admonishing Gang for a knee to the gut. Reed threatened to clobber Ladd which the crowd as in favor off but as he went for the big right hand…. WHAM…. Giant pancake by Gang on Reed and he soars through the ropes and hits the barricade on the outside and is in trouble. The ref begins to count. 1…2…3….4…. Reed has not budged and a camera zooms in and sees Reed is busted open and seems to be out. 5….6….7…. Ladd realizes that Reed is not getting up and goes to try and throw him into the ring. 8….9…. Ladd gets Reed to the apron. 10. One Man Gang, with the help of Ernie Ladd, has defeated Butch Reed by count-out. Ladd and Gang understand that they have not won the title and are a little disappointed while many fans did not know this and exploded with joy when the ring announcer explained that Reed was still the Mid-South Champion. With Reed still out on the floor, a frustrated Ladd looks like a lightbulb has gone on in his head, grabs the title and he and One Man Gang simply walk out. Jim Ross: What is going on around the NWA. People just keep on walking out with other people’s titles. First, Tojo’s group out there in Western States Wrestling and now Ernie Ladd and One Man Gang. Cowboy Bill Watts: As NWA President, I promise you we will not stand for this. If that title is not returned by next week, One Man Gang and Ernie Ladd will be suspended from Mid-South Wrestling. Jim Ross: Well, there you have it. Cowboy Bill Watts means business. Tune in next week to see if One Man Gang and Ernie Ladd will return the Mid-South Title to Hacksaw Butch Reed or if they will be taking some unpaid leave of absence. Also, I promised you that if we heard anything on that strange situation involving Kevin Sullivan and Leon “Baby Bull” White, we would pass along that information. Well…. So far nothing. Not a word from anybody on the whereabouts of those two. Hopefully we will have happy news to that very dangerous situation. Folks, we are out of time. So long from the Lone Star State. DARK MATCHES Terry Taylor survived his match against the Executioner with the end coming with the 5 Arm Bruiser Brody defeated Tarzan Goto in a bloody brawl as he connected with a top rope knee cap right across the temple of Goto. NWA North American Title Match: Terry Gordy © defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts in a war of attrition as he eventually hit back to back powerslams for the win. NWA World Title Match: Magnum T.A. defeated Krusher Kruschev with the Belly to Belly.
  17. kevinmcfl

    Western States Wrestling

    -Great week for the NWA! Thanks for joining in on the Great American Bash. Very creative with your jobbers names... Catahecassa Sullivan, the Moondogs and the Devil's Duo along with so many of the heels in Western States are starting to hit their stride. I think this works really good in this type of territory. Nice win for Al Perez. I like how you are using him and he is becoming a perfect upper midcard baby face for you. AWESOME ENDING TO THE TV SHOW... Jumbo and his letter to Mantel-san. I like how he wanted to read it to make sure not to let Tojo change the words. Jumbo is one smart dude! Looking forward to the big title bout. Great week at the Sports Arena. Huge win for Scott Irwin over Whatley. They way Whatley has been making the money for Slick and Irwin getting the win shows just how big Irwin is going to be for you. Chicky over Dory... Dory shows he is willing to do anything to help his company. I could see a Bull Rope Match in the future! Jimmy Jack gets the nice win over the foreign invader. The El Paso crowd would have loved this one. Mantell with the win a little taunt with the belt for Zaibatsu.... Nice ending
  18. kevinmcfl

    Mid South Wrestling Archives

    WITH JIM ROSS & BILL WATTS MAY 29, 1986 THE SPORTATORIUM DALLAS, TEXAS Jim Ross: Hey everybody! Welcome to another great episode of Mid-South Wrestling coming to you from the world’s most famous arena, The Sportatorium, from right here in downtown Dallas, Texas. I’m Jim Ross and it’s certainly my privilege to have NWA President, Cowboy Bill Watts as my partner on today’s show. Thank you, Bill, for being with us. Bill Watts: Glad to be here Jim. We have a great show for everyone tonight as Jake “The Snake” Roberts takes on Ricky Gibson. Ron Bass and Black Bart will be taking on Iron Mike Sharpe and The Executioner. We will also have Terry Taylor matching up against the man who has been calling him Theresa for the last few weeks, Gary Young. We also have a huge handicap match for you as Harley Race and Bruiser Brody have challenged Tarzan Goto and Larry Zbyszko to a match where they can pick a wrestler of their choosing to for a 3-2 match. Folks, that’s not all. Listen to this main event. It will be the Russian Nightmare Nikita Koloff vs Blackjack Mulligan. Jim Ross: Bill, that is why the NWA is considered the grand daddy of them all in the world of professional wrestling. We give the fans in the arena and on tv the best matches in the sport week in and week out. Before we get to the ring for our first match, I want to bring everyone back to the end of last week’s show. We see a video of Terry Gordy defeating Krusher Kruschev with a powerslam only to be attacked by Michael Hayes. Hayes tried to clock Gordy with a small chain but Bam Bam blocked it. Hayes took off running for his life with Gordy in hot pursuit. Jim Ross: To tell you the truth, we had no idea what happened after that but thanks to the hard work of one of our camera men, we do have footage of the confrontation between the two former teammates. Fans, I would like to warn you that what you are about to see is rather violent and you may want to take your children to another room for a minute or two. Again, we go to the video tape where we see that Terry Gordy had caught up to Michael Hayes in the parking lot and the two are really getting after each other. Bodyslams on the hoods of cards. Irish whips into the doors. Heads being slammed into the trunk. Give Michael Hayes his due as he doesn’t back down and is giving it as good as he is getting. The video ends with both men bloodied and being separated by about a dozen men. Jim Ross: Bill, I’m unsure what to say. That is one of the most violent encounters I have seen in all my years in the sport of professional wrestling. That is way to personal if you ask me. Bill Watts: I agree with you and it is obvious that these two men will need to settle this inside the squared circle. We will be hearing from the Mid-South Champion, Terry Gordy, a little later in the show and we will get his take on this serious situation. Let’s get to the ring. MATCH: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeats Ricky Gibson with the DDT In the post-match interview, Jim Ross asks The Snake about last week’s confrontation with Iceman Parsons where he used the DDT on Iceman on the concrete floor. Jake Roberts: Last week I told Parsons that he should shut his mouth and stop wasting everyone’s time. He refused so I shut if for him. Some people stay clear of Snakes while others go searching for them. Be careful when you find them Iceman. Some are poisonous. Jim Ross: You know Iceman spent most of this week in the hospital as a result of your attack? Jake Roberts: I guess this snake is one of the poisonous ones. Tell Parsons stay away. The next snake bite might be deadly. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD IN SAN ANTONIO Before we get back to the action, we see an emotional interview with Terry Gordy. Terry Gordy: Michael Hayes… you talk about family. You talk about a brotherhood. Why don’t you just say the truth. You sat there while Buddy Jack and myself did all the work. Once a week or so you would step into the ring on night where we might not have had the toughest opponents and then you would come on TV and talk about how after you were crackin heads and partying down on Bad Street, you made the Freebirds the greatest tag team in wrestling. Listen up BRO-THER… you did nothing but ride my coattails and anytime you feel like you can hang with me in the ring, just sign your name on the dotted line and I’ll be there. MATCH Terry Taylor vs “Gorgeous” Gary Young Young was already in the ring when Taylor entered to a thunderous ovation. WHAM… Pearl Harbor attack by Gary Young. He tosses Taylor out of the ring. WHAM… Young slams Taylor into the steel girder. WHAM… Young with a chair shot on Taylor. DJ Peterson and George Wells rush down and help protect Taylor from any further attacks. The ring announcer says since the bell never sounded to start the match, this bout has been declared a No Contest! Gary Young rushes over and grabs the mic from Jim Ross: Gary Young: It’s not often that the Gorgeous One is wrong but last week I misspoke. I said it would take me about 5 seconds to beat Theresa Taylor. Well, it took 0 seconds before I beat her so badly, the ref called for the bell. A note to the NWA, stop wasting my time! Give me some competition. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD IN SAN ANTONIO When we come out of break, we get a quick but fiery interview from Terry Taylor where he demands a rematch next week in San Antonio against Gary Young and Bill Watt’s quickly grants it. HANDICAP MATCH Harley Race & Bruiser Brody vs Larry Zbyszko, Taran Goto and “Mr. Orient” Ron Slinker Zbyszko introduced Slinker as the mystery partner in a pre-match interview where he praised Slinker for being like himself, a master of the martial arts. Slinker and Zbyszko do a rather impressive knun-chuck demonstration at the podium while Goto just sat there;stone face ready to attack anything that moved. Watts said that he had spoken to Race and Brody in the back earlier and asked them why they agree to a handicap match against the formidable duo of Zbyszko and Goto and Harley Race explained that Zbyszko is such a weasel it is better to have him put his cards on the table before the match then to wait for him to cheat during it. As for the match, Zbyszko and Slinker made Goto do most of the in-ring action but he was soon worn down by Race and Brody. Slinker was next up and he was not very impressive without his knun chucks and Brody and Race were taking him to the woodshed. Slinker went for a tag but Zbyszko jumped down to the floor so not to be tagged in. WHAM… Mauling knee smash be Brody… tag to Race. WHAM… Diving headbutt by Race and that is all she wrote for Slinker. Zbyszko threw his hands at Slinker and motioned to Goto to leave Slinker there. Zbyszko stopped by the interview desk where he was very disappointed in Slinker for false advertising about being a martial arts expert and that he was done with the inept “Mr. Orient.” COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD IN SAN ANTONIO Before our next bout, Cowboy Bill Watts lets us know that the Funk brothers out there in Western States Wrestling have yet to return the NWA World Tag Team Titles to Ted Dibiase and Steve Williams so the champs have headed out there to “get them back by any means necessary.” “Outlaw” Ron Bass & Black Bart defeat Iron Mike Sharpe & The Executioner after Bart hit the Texas Trash Compacter (Tope Rope Double Leg Drop) on Iron Mike In their post-match interview, Bart and Bass were praised for their success and the fan favorites said they are one of the best tag teams in the industry and would love to have a chance at wearing some championship gold again. The Mid-South Tag Champs, Dusty Rhodes and Blackjack Mulligan were heading to the ring for Mulligan’s singles match against Nikita Koloff and stopped by to congratulate Bass and Bart as well as insult the Russians. Ron Bass took control of the interview as he reminded Dusty Rhodes of his words from last week when he said that he and Mulligan were the baddest cowboys in all of wrestling and that they would never allow any NWA Gold Belts to head back to Moscow! When Dusty Rhodes heard this, he was thinking that Bass was liking this comment as any American would as it was against the Koloffs. Rhodes was a little taken back when Bass said that he didn’t want the belts going back to Russia either but that he and Black Bart had an issue with Rhodes saying they were the baddest Cowboys in Wrestling because everyone knows that he and Bart are pretty “bad” themselves. Rhodes tried to clear the air but there still seemed to be some tension between the champs and Ron Bass and Black Bart. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD IN SAN ANTONIO MATCH “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff vs Blackjack Mulligan Mulligan is the one man with the size to deal with Mulligan, but he became distracted by Kruscher Kruschev who rushed out and joined Ivan Koloff to attack Dusty Rhodes who had accompanied Mulligan to the ring. Mulligan goes out after Ivan. Ivan retreats around the ring. Wham…. Russian Sickle by Nikita on Mulligan…. Mulligan is down. The Russians are attacking 3-2 and they are all over the Mid-South Tag Team Champs as the ref calls for the bell as Nikita is disqualified! Jim Ross: Here comes the cavalry…. We hope! It’s Ron Bass and Black Bart. WHAM… Bart and Bass attack…… the …… Russians! Eventually with it 4-3, the Cowboys (Bass, Bart, Rhodes and Mulligan) take control of the brawl and the show ends with the fan favorites in control of the ring! Jim Ross: What a night of action we just saw! Be sure to be with us next week in San Antonio for another night of great wrestling. So long from the Lone Star State! DARK MATCHES One Man Gang crushed Frankie Lancaster with a 747 Splash George Wells defeated Lord Jonathan Boyd by DQ when Boyd hit Wells with the New Zealand flag.
  19. kevinmcfl

    Mid South Wrestling Archives

    WITH JIM ROSS & BILL WATTS MAY 22, 1986 LAKEFRONT ARENA NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Jim Ross: Hey everybody! Welcome to another great episode of Mid-South Wrestling coming to you from Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. I’m Jim Ross and it’s certainly my privilege to have NWA President, Cowboy Bill Watts as my partner on today’s show. Thank you, Bill, for being with us. Bill Watts: Glad to be here Jim. We have a great show for everyone tonight but first, I would like to bring out the NWA Tag Team Champions, Ted Dibiase and Dr Death Steve Williams. As the champs come out…. Bill Watts: Champs, not sure what to tell you but another week has past and still the NWA World Titles have not been returned. Ted Dibiase: Bill, I trust you are doing everything in your power to get those belts back, but I think the Funks are playing some games out there in Western States Wrestling. Dr. Death: I totally agree but I also know that the only way the Funks can keep those titles is to run and hide. Problem is Dory…. Terry….. we are not the type of people who will wait and see what happens next. Ted and I will be in Western States Wrestling real soon and we will get our belts back by any means necessary! Jim Ross: Folks there you have it. People out there in West Texas, I have a feeling you are going to see some angry NWA World Tag Team Champions real soon. Bill Watts: Dory and Terry, you better have eyes in the back of your heads. As for tonight’s show we got Gary Young taking on Verlon Biggs. Iceman Parsons will take on the Executioner. Ron Bass and Black Bart will face Jonathan Boyd & Hercules Simms and then we have two big title matches as Terry Gordy puts the North American Title on the line against Kruscher Kruschev and in a Mid-South Title Match, it will be Hacksaw Butch Reed putting his title on the line against the monster, One Man Gang. Jim Ross: And you know whenever One Man Gang is involved, Ernie Ladd will be a factor! Let’s get to the ring. MATCH: Gary Young defeats Verlon Biggs with a spinebuster Jim Ross: I must say Gary, you have been quite impressive since arriving on the scene, but you also have rustled some feather including those of Terry Taylor who has challenged you to a match Monday night in the Sportatorium. Gary Young: It is hard to be as perfect as Gorgeous Gary is and not to rustle some feathers along the way. If Theresa Taylor dares to step into the ring with me, it is her funeral. It will be fun to return to me old stomping grounds up there in Dallas and make some new history. I mean I’m already famous there for beating every single one of those stupid Von Erich boys and now I will set the record for the fastest match in NWA history as it will take me about 5 seconds to pin Theresa. I must say the talent here in the NWA isn’t all that you guys make it out to be! As Gary Young walks away, Cowboy Bill Watts wonders if Gary Young’s head will even fit through the doors of the Sportatorium and let’s everyone know that sometimes when you talk so much nonsense, it just makes your opponent more focused and that might be the case in Dallas. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD DALLAS MATCH: Iceman Parsons defeats The Executioner with the Butt Bump The fans are dancing in their seats at the Lakefront Arena as We Are Family blares form the speakers. Iceman gives another charismatic interview, but it is interrupted by Jake “The Snake” Roberts who says Iceman should shut up and stop wasting everyone’s time. Iceman gets in his face but with the begging from Jim Ross, cooler heads prevail. Or so it seemed. When Iceman waked off to high five with some fans, he was attacked from behind with a sudden blow from the Snake. This first blow was followed up with a devastating DDT on the concrete. Terry Taylor, Ted Dibiase and Dr. Death rush out, but the Snake had already slithered away. Parsons seems to be convulsing on the arena floor as medical attention is being given. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD DALLAS As we come back from break, we see a video of the disgusting attack by Jake Roberts as both Jim Ross and Bill Watts express concern for Iceman but neither seem confident that he will be back anytime soon. MATCH: Ron Bass & Black Bart defeat Jonathan Boyd & Hercules Simms in a physical battle that saw Bass hit the Texas Gourdbuster for the win. The NWA Mid-South Tag Team Champions, Dusty Rhodes and Blackjack Mulligan, along with NWA World Champion, Magnum T.A. joined Jim Ross during this match with most of the discussion centering of the Russian problem here in the NWA. All three where real confident that they would not allow any of their titles to be taken back to Moscow even though Jim Ross did remind everyone that last week they had lost a 6 Man Match to Ivan, Nikita, and Kruscher when Nikita hit the Russian Sickle on T.A. At the end of the match, Black Bart and Ron Bass joined their friends at the podium. When the got there, the Dream had the mic… Dusty Rhodes: Let me tell ya brother…. Blackjack and The Dream are the two baddest cowboys ever to step foot in that ring and we aint never going to let them Russians get the best of us and you can take that to the bank jack! It seemed like the camera caught Bass and Bart with a quizzical look on their face when Dusty claimed him and Mulligan were the two baddest cowboys, but they seemed to let it go as the talk went back on the Russians. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD DALLAS Before our next bout, Ivan, Nikita and Kruscher Kruschev are at the podium to refute the interview by Dusty, Mulligan and T.A. Ivan Koloff: Magnum T.A…. I understand you want to look tough in front of da fans… you want to act like you are not afraid, but we all saw it last week. Nikita left you in da center of da ring. The ref count 1…2….3. and you still flat on your back. Nikita will soon be NWA World Champion. Dusty Rhodes… Da American Dream….you say you the baddest cowboy. I think you just bad. You inferior athlete to Russian athlete. Just look at you and then look at us. The Russian domination will begin in just a few minutes. Kruscher Kruschev will defeat Terry Gordy and take the North American title. Then we will defeat Ted Dibiase and Steve Williams for the Tag belts followed by da big one… The NWA World Title. Russian soon will own the NWA! MATCH: NWA NORTH AMERICAN TITLE Terry Gordy © vs Kruscher Kruchev It seems like Ivan’s plan of total domination by the Russians will have to be put on hold and it was his own fault. Ivan tried to pass a small chain to Kruscher but the ref caught it to prevent the use of the weapon. Kruscher lost focus for a second… WHAM… powerslam by Gordy and he gets the 3 count. Ivan is fuming and in a full argument with the ref. WHAM… the ref had dropped the small chain and even though the fans tried to warn Gordy who was making sure not to be attacked by either Ivan or Nikita, he never saw Michael Hayes hit the ring, pick and the chain and clobber Terry right in the head. The Russians head off as Michael Hayes goes for another chain shot but somehow it is blocked by Gordy. The crowd goes nuts as Michael Hayes’s eyes nearly pop out of his head. Gordy reaches for Hayes’ but he escapes through the ropes. Gordy is in pursuit but the two escape behind the curtain and we have no idea if Gordy ever caught Hayes. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD DALLAS MATCH: NWA MID-SOUTH TITLE Hacksaw Butch Reed vs One Man Gang Hacksaw started with the momentum but when he went for a body slam on the big man, Ernie Ladd was able to grab Reed’s leg causing Gang to fall on top of the champ. Somehow, Reed got a foot on the rope to avoid the 3 count, but Gang took the momentum and came so close to getting a pinfall after each power move. The crowd gets behind the champ and little by little, Reed is getting closer to wrestling from the top. Eventually we get to the two big men trading blows in the center of the ring. The crowd is going nuts. Ladd is on the apron… WHAM… Reed whips Gang to the ropes and he nailed Ladd. Ladd goes flying. WHAM… Football tackle by Reed on Gang who was looking out at his manager. 1…2…3!
  20. kevinmcfl

    Mid South Wrestling Archives

    WITH JIM ROSS & BILL WATTS MAY 8, 1986 WILL ROGERS CENTER FT. WORTH, TX It seems like I did somethng wrong and deleted my file, so here is a new one I started. I will repost my other stuff so I have a running history of the NWA when I get the chance. Jim Ross: Hey everybody! Welcome to another great episode of Mid-South Wrestling coming to you from the Will Rogers Center in Ft. Worth, Texas. I’m Jim Ross and it’s certainly my privilege to have NWA President, Cowboy Bill Watts as my partner on today’s show. Thank you, Bill, for being with us. Before we get to tonight’s show, we have a lot to talk about. Bill Watts: Very true Jim and a lot of it is happening out in in our newest territory, Western States Wrestling. Let’s show everyone what we are talking about. We see a short video clip that shows the closing moments of the Western States tag team tournament where Tribal Nation defeated the Moondogs. This is not necessarily the bit of information Mid-South fans found interesting. It was that Kevin Sullivan was managing the Moondogs. Next, we see Dory & Terry Funk defeat Kendo Nagasaki and Mr. Pogo and then walk out with the NWA titles that were stolen by Nagasaki and Pogo from Ted Dibiase and Dr. Death Steve Williams. Jim Ross: Not sure what to make of any of this information. I guess we know where Kevin Sullivan went when he left here but there was no sign of Leon White who Sullivan seemed to kidnap. Sullivan refused to discuss this with Steve Stacks. Bill Watts: And when did the Moondogs enter the picture. Where they the two men in hoods that helped Sullivan take Baby Bull away? Jim Ross: Your guess is as good as mine and hopefully, we will get some answers to that very soon. This is truly a very sick and sadistic individual we are dealing with and to tell you the truth, I very for the safety of Leon White. Now, Bill, we seem to have some sort of Beltgate going on here. First it was Zaibatsu taking the tag belts, then we saw Ernie Ladd and One Man Gang walk off with Butch Reed’s Mid-South title and now the Funks take the already stolen tag belts from Kendo Nagasaski and Mr. Pogo. Bill Watts: This entire situation is very upsetting to the entire NWA Board of Directors. As far as One Man Gang is concerned, he will return the belt tonight to Hacksaw Butch Reed or be suspended. The NWA World Tag Team titles is a little different. We are unsure of what the intentions are of the Funk Brothers. We believe that they just took the titles from Nagasaki and Pogo with the intentions of returning them to Dibiase and Doc but so far, our phone calls to Amarillo have not been returned. Jim Ross: As always Bill, things in the NWA are very interesting! Bill Watts: As is our show tonight. We will see Michael Hayes in action against Mike Graham. It will be Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs DJ Peterson. Terry Taylor will face Larry Cheatum. Harley Race will be taking on Larry Zbyszko in a Texas Streetfight and fans, hold on to your hats. The main event tonight will be “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, Blackjack Mulligan and Magnum T.A. vs Ivan Koloff, Nikita Koloff and Kruscher Kruschev. Jim Ross: As we told ya, this is going to be a great night of wrestling here in Will Rogers Coliseum. Let’s get to the ring. MATCH: Terry Taylor defeats Larry Cheatum with the 5 Arm In a quick post-match interview, Terry Taylor is real upset at the arrogance and name calling last week by Gary Young. Taylor talks about this guy being around for like 5 minutes and having the nerve to call out people like himself, Magnum T.A and Hacksaw Butch Reed. He especially took objection to Young calling him Theresa last week and says that if Young has the guts to face him, he will kame sure that Young knows he has been in the ring with a real man. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD IN NEW ORLEANS MATCH: Michael Hayes defeats Mike Graham by submission with a sleeper? The match had started with Hayes draping a white towel over the ring post in his corner while the ref was checking Mike Graham’s boots for illegal objects. The towel went unnoticed by all until the fans figured it out in the end. Mike Graham pushed Hayes back into the corner and the ref stepped between them and pushed Graham back to ensure a clean break. Hayes rapped the towel around his hand and hid that hand behind his back. WHAM… Knee to the gut by Hayes. Michael Hayes goes behind Graham and catches him in a choke/sleeper with the towel sneaking out of his hand and placed right across the mouth of Graham. Graham goes out like a light and the ref gives the match to Hayes. Hayes quickly tosses the towel away to the floor while the ref checks on Graham. The fans are screaming about the foul play but he never catches on. In his post-match interview, Michael Hayes is far from the somber individual we saw last week when he was upset at the break-up of the Freebirds and his disappointment in Terry Gordy for going after single’s titles instead of putting the Freebirds first. Instead, we get the firery, Michael P.S. Hayes who is all about himself, kicking butt and taking names before partying all night down on Bad Street. He has his eyes set on showing everyone that he was the true leader of the Freebirds and that Gordy as just an hanger-on-er. He vows to take the North American Title from Gordy as soon as he is given a title shot. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD IN NEW ORLEANS Before the match, NWA Tag Team Champions, Ted Dibiase and Dr. Death stop by the interview area where they are happy that the Funks took their titles from Zaibatsu but they are not convinced if Dory and Terry will do the right things and return their belts. Dibiase reminds everyone that Terry has been a snake for most of his career and that he wouldn’t trust Dory either. Dr. Death says that he would have no problem going back out to Western States and facing the Funks and taking the titles back for themselves. Cowboy Bill Watts reminds Dibiase and Doc not to worry and that they are still recognized as the champs and that their titles will soon be returned. MATCH Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeats DJ Peterson with the DDT It took the Snake a while tonight to figure out how to deal with the power of Peterson but once he did, he was methodical as always until the sudden strike with the DDT for the win. Snake lets everyone know that while he lost the North American title that he will soon be back on top. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD IN NEW ORLEANS Before the match, NWA North American Champion Terry Gordy stops by the interview desk where he is focused on his match in New Orleans against Krusher Kruschev and laughs at the thought of Michael Hayes being the next North American Champion. MATCH: TEXAS STREET FIGHT Harley Race vs Larry Zbyszko Zbyszko is as sneaky as usual but this does not stop Race from carrying much of the action. The problem for Race was that this was a No DQ match and Tarzan Goto got involved in the action and the big 300 pounder came off the tope rope with a knee drop to the back. The ref didn’t bat an eyelash here as it was within the rules and so was the knun-chuk shot Zbyszko hit Race with. By the time Bruiser Brody got to the ring to aid Race, it was too late, and Larry got a big win over the his old tag team partner. This feud is so personal that before the night was over, it was announced that next week in New Orleans, it would be Race and Brody vs Goto and Zbyszko in a Falls Count Anywhere Bout. After the bout, Ernie Ladd and One Man Gang come to the interview area with the stolen Mid-South Title in hand. Watts threatens to suspend them if they don’t hand over the belt immediately. Ernie Ladd: Once again we see the double standard against Ernie Ladd and anyone associated with Ernie Ladd. First, you allow Kendo Nagasaki and Mr. Pogo to take the NWA World Tag Team Titles from Dibiase and Dr. Death and you do nothing. Then the Funk brothers tag those same belts and you do nothing. My man, One Man Gang, demolishes Hacksaw Butch Reed in a match. Beats Hacksaw Butch Reed and when I leave with a title we won fair and square, you threaten suspensions and fines. If this isn’t prove of the mistreatment I have faced all my career down here in the South then I don’t know what is. Bill Watts: One Man Gang defeated Hacksaw Butch Reed by count out. You know as well as I do, the title does not change hands on a count out and that doesn’t even begin to explain your interference in the match that caused Butch Reed to not be able to get back in the ring. Ernie Ladd: You better have prove before you accuse me of something that never happened. Bill Watts: Enough of your games. What’s it going to be…. The belt now or you and One Man Gang will be escorted from the Will Rogers Coliseum. Ladd reluctantly hands over the title and to his surprise, Watts agrees that One Man Gang has given Hacksaw Butch Reed some tough matches of late and grants him another title match for next week in New Orleans. COMMERCIAL + PROMOS FOR MONDAY’S CARD IN NEW ORLEANS MATCH American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, Blackjack Mulligan & Magnum T.A. vs “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff, “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff & Kruscher Kruschev. Unlike so many of these big matches that end in a wild brawl, this one has a clear cut winner. After a wild match that saw everyone get some shine, we see Magnum T.A. working over Kruschev. Somehow, Kruscher catches T.A. with a big bodyslam and then makes the tag to Nikita. WHAM…. Nikita runs at T.A. as he is just getting to his feet and connects with a nasty Russian Sickle. Rhodes and Mulligan hit the ring to break up the cover but they are meet with just enough resistance from Ivan and Kruschev that they can’t make the save. 1….2….3! Jim Ross: Folks… the only thing I can say is that goodness that was not a World Title Match. Nikita Koloff has just cleanly pinned the NWA World Champion. I hope this is not a sign of things to come. We are out of time for now. So long from the Pelican State. DARK MATCHES: Ron Bass & Black Bart defeated Hercules Simmes and The Executioner with the Texas Trash Compacter by Black Bart on Simmes. Brusier Brody defeated Iron Mike Sharpe with a Mauling Knee Lift.
  21. kevinmcfl

    Continental Championship Wrestling

    WITH GORDON SOLIE JUNE 11, 1986 BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA With all the recent changes to the NWA, I thought that instead of writing a full show, I would update everyone on what is going on in Continental Championship Wrestling. 1. The Great American Bash 1986: This year, the three promotions in the NWA, Western States, Continental and Mid-South will all hoist an event between July 3rd and July 5th. All NWA champions will wrestle at each event which will really test their ability as they will have to travel from Denver to Pensacola to New Orleans in little under 48 hours and defend their titles against the best competition the NWA has to offer for three consecutive nights. The Continental Championship Wrestling event will be on Independence Day in Pensacola, Florida. 2. The Masked Superstar: With the help of Masked Superstar II, The Masked Superstar has risen to the top of the rankings in CCW. This 6’3, nearly 300 pounder seems unbeatable right now and has been given the NWA title shot at The Great American Bash against Magnum T.A. Even when it seems that the Superstar might fall in defeat, Superstar II causes some sort of chaos and The Masked Superstar comes out on top. The duo has even pulled the old switch-a-roo a few times which has left opponents devasted in the center of the ring. Magnum T.A. better have eyes in the back of his head. 3. The Turn of Tommy & Johnny Rich For the past few weeks, we have seen Tommy Gilbert come to the ring and confront Tommy and Johnny Rich. We later found out that Gilbert was asking the Rich cousins to represent Tennessee in the right way and stop the questionable tactics. Gilbert also asked for Tommy and Johnny to turn against the Studd Stable who were ruining the good name of Tennessee. At first, Tommy and Johnny scoffed at Gilbert. Last week, Tommy once again confronted Tommy who was being interviewed by Gordon Solie. The only thing different was that Gilbert brought Tommy’s mother, Peggy, with him. Peggy Rich pleaded with her son to do things the right way and show everyone that he was raised correctly. It seems like Tommy is a Mamma’s Boy as this scolding really got to Tommy. Tommy and Johnny have sense been on their best behavior. In fact, Tommy and Johnny have rushed in to make the save for various opponents, including Doug Gilbert, who were being attacked by the Tennessee Studd Stable (Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden) Golden and Fuller are fuming and are going around calling Tommy Rich, Peggy’s Baby Boy! The question around CCW is if Tommy and Johnny can be trusted. The appears to be YES! Recently, in an Elimination Tag Team Match where the winner got the NWA World Title Shot at the Great American Bash, Tommy sacrificed himself to help save Brad Armstrong. In the end, Fuller locked in the Fuller Leglock on Tommy and he was forced to submit. So it will be Ted Dibiase and Dr. Death (If they survive the first night of the Bash) vs Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden for the NWA World Title. The consolation prize we will have fan favorites, Bob and Brad Armstrong facing off against the newly turned fan favorites Tommy and Johhny Rich for the Continental Tag Team Title! 4. Who’s the Bad Guy… Dick Slater or Mr. Olympia Mr. Olympia’s behavior has been a little erratic as of late including a few no shows or late arrivals. Recently, one of these no shows left Dick Slater and Crusher Blackwell shorthanded in a 6 Man Match against the Superstars and the Assassin. After a pretty sound beating in what became a Handicap Match, Slater confronted Mr. Olympia. Mr. Olympia apologized for his actions but Slater was having nothing to do with it and CRACKED Mr. Olympia with a big right hand. The fans are divided on who to support in this one but both sides are looking forward to this Continental Heavyweight Title at the Bash. Not only is the title on the line but so is the identity of Mr. Olympia. When he demanded a title shot after Slater clocked him, Slater agreed but only if the Mask was on the line also. 5. The Southeastern Title This one is simple… Wendell “Wild Cat” Cooley and Buddy Landel have been feuding all over Continental Championship Wrestling. While “The Nature Boy” has yet to win the belt, Continental President, Les Thatcher is tired off all of the outside shenanigans and lack of true wrestling so he has signed the contract for these two to meet one more time at the Bash. This time, it will be a Title and Contract on a Pole Match. That’s right, the Southeastern Title and a CCW Wrestling Contract will be a Top a Pole on one of the turnbuckles. Who ever wins, gets both the title and a JOB! 6. Lanny Poffo and Jimmy Garvin These two have been brawling all over the Gulf for over a month now. The feud has include Woman, Precious and Reggie Bennett. While many fans want to see an Intergender Match as they believe that Lanny Poffo would stand no chance against Reggie Bennet, this match has a twist that has everyone talking…. The winner of the match is the one who can put a Dress on Their Opponent. Oh the Bash has some crazy twists and turns. 7. Speaking of Reggie Bennett One of the biggest egos ever to arrive in CCW is Dangerous Danny Davis. He talks like he is God’s gift to professional wrestling. The only thing is that he has lost every match that he has been in. When he interrupted an interview with Reggie Bennett, Jimmy Garvin and Precious, he might have written his own death certificate. Instead of saying that he was sorry, Dangerous Danny went on to tell Bennett that this is a Man’s Sport and that she should get back in the Kitchen where she belonged. You could almost see the veins bulging out of Bennett’s neck as she grabbed Davis and body slammed him right on the concrete. When Davis came back the next week and said that the only reason that happened was that he wasn’t ready. Davis goes on to say that he was raised never to hit a woman but since Reggie Bennett wasn’t a woman, he would have no problem putting her in her place in a Match at the Great American Bash. As you expect, Bennett, with a huge smile on her face, accepted the challenge. 8. Sheik Adnan Al Kassie has arrived! This Iraqi Sheik has arrived with all of his Anti-American rhetoric and he has said that he has spent some of his millions on signing just the man who will destroy all Americans and that it is none other than the mist spraying giant, Killer Khan. Khan has destroyed all wrestler’s in his path so far but Pvt. Terry Daniels has vowed to stand up for Americans on Independence Day and take out Killer Khan. What a tall task that will be! Back to a regular show next week!
  22. kevinmcfl

    Continental Championship Wrestling

    WITH GORDON SOLIE MAY 24, 1986 BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Gordon Solie: Thank you. Thank you so very much and welcome once again to Continental Championship Wrestling sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance, the oldest and largest sanctioning body the world over. What a show we have instore for you today. It will be Lanny Poffo with Woman taking on Sweet Brown Sugar. Crusher Jerry Blackwell will be taking on the Masked Superstar. “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel will be taking on Norvell Austin with the winner getting a Southeastern Title shot next week in the Boutwell Auditorium against Wendell “Wild Cat” Cooley. We will also see a tornado match between the Tennessee Studd Stable against Bob and Brad Armstrong and if that was not enough, it will be Tommy “Wildfire” Rich taking on “The Rebel” Dick Slater for the Continental Heavyweight title. Speaking of Tommy Rich, I would like to bring out Tommy Gilbert for a moment. Tommy gets a nice ovation as Gordon brings us back to the end of last week where we saw Tommy Gilbert come to the ring and went right up to Tommy Rich after Tommy and Johnny defeated Bob & Brad Armstrong for the Continental Tag Team Title. Gordon said this was where the show ended and he and the fans would love to know what he said to Wildfire. Tommy Gilbert: To tell you the truth Gordon, I just said that I have known him a long, long time and reminded him that he is from Tennessee and that he should be doing the best for the people of that great state instead of taking some of the shortcuts he and his cousin have been taking. I also told him that I could use some help in dealing with Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden; two people who right now are making Tennessee look pretty bad. Last thing I said was that I’ve known his mama a long time and she didn’t raise him to be like this. Gordon Solie: Well Tommy, I’ve also known Tommy a long time and have never seen him like this. I hope you got through to him. Tommy Gilbert: Me too but to tell ya the truth, I’m unsure. Only time will tell but I could really uses him. My son, Doug, has a real future in this business but he’s just not quite ready to deal with the likes of Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden. As Gilbert walks off, Gordon Solie really hopes that Tommy Rich can see the errors of his ways. In a quick pre-match interview Lanny Poffo along with Woman stops by and is full of laughter at his match last week were he piledrove Lisa Moretti in the center of the ring. Gordon Solie knew this interview was a waste of time as Poffo would never see just how disgusting this attack was so Gordon gave on of his, “that be enough of that” comments and sent Poffo to the ring for his match with Sweet Brown Sugar. MATCH Lanny Poffo with Woman vs Sweet Brown Sugar Sweet Brown Sugar starts quickly using a combo of power and athleticism to keep Poffo off guard but eventually Woman is able to trip up Sugar and Poffo takes over. Near the end of the match, we see Woman slip Poffo a small rope which he wraps around Sugar’s neck and beigns to choke him without the ref seeing it. The crowd erupts as “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin rushes the ring. Poffo sees it and lets go of Sugar and confronts Garvin on the apron. The ref tries to keep the two apart as Woman grabs the leg of Garvin and yanks him off the apron. Garvin turns and gives Woman a look that seems to shake her to the core and she starts to retreat. While this was happening… Gordon Solie: What’s this? Is that a construction worker climbing over the steel girder? Not sure but that is one big man. Hold on…. Hold on just a minute. That’s not a man at all. That’s Reggie Bennett. Poffo turns around to Sugar as the ref is admonishing both Garvin and Woman. WHAM…. Bennett grabs Poffo like he is a sack of potatoes, walks around the ring with him and powerslams him to the ground. Then she scoops him up in a Torture Rack and we hear Poffo’s screams echoing thoughout the Boutwell Aud! The ref turns and is confused. He calls for the bell for the DQ win for Poffo but he is unsure what else to do against this 240 pound monster. Eventually Bennett drops Poffo to the ground and she and Jimmy Garvin celebrate in the ring. Woman sneaks in to see if she could comfort Poffo but as soon as Bennett makes eye contact with here, Woman hightails it all the way to the locker room. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR NEXT MONDAY’S CARD IN THE BOUTWELL MATCH: CRUSHER BLACKWELL VS MASKED SUPERSTAR with Superstar #2 Rugged, physical battle here that sees Blackwell connect with the Airplane Drop on The Masked Superstar but Superstar #2 is able to pull his partner out to the floor before the pin attempt. Superstar #2 tries some dirty tactics here as he enters the ring pretending to be #1. He goes to roll up Blackwell but Blackwell is 400+ pounds and doesn’t budge. WHAM… Airplane Drop on #2. Blackwell covers #2…… WHAM…. Top Rope Knee Drop by #1 The ref calls for the bell for another DQ win but the Superstars now go to work on Blackwell and he is left in a bad way when they are done. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR NEXT MONDAY’S CARD IN THE BOUTWELL Before our next bout… Ronnie P. Gossett: Oh Gordon… I’m back. Did you miss me? Gordon Solie: Ummm, what do you think? Ronnie P: That’ s what I thought. Now that I’m back. I got a straighten a few things out. First of all, who does Tommy Gilbert think he is. He was just out here slandering the Studd Stable; talking about how they are making the people of Tennessee look bad. Is he kidding. The only thing that makes the people of Tennessee look good is that Jack Daniels stuff they make up there. I’m sure you know about that Solie. Gordon Solie: Here we go again. Ronnie P: Gilbert is just another parent trying to make excuses when their children don’t turn out like they want. I mean have you seen that Doug Gilbert. He’s on his back more then a lady of the night if you know what I mean Gordon. Gordon Solie: I think you need to head to the ring. Your man Buddy Landel has a big match tonight. Ronnie P: This is just a steeping stone for Buddy. One week from tonight he will beat Wendell Cooley for that Southeastern Title! #1 CONTENDERS MATCH FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN TITLE Buddy Landel with Ronnie P. Gossett vs Norvell Austin Landell tried to attack before the bell but Austin was ready for his shenanigans. Austin takes control of this match from the get go and even though both have some technical ability, it is more of a brawl. Landel uses an eye rake to take control and then it is all Nature Boy with Landel getting the relatively clean win with the Cork Screw Elbow Drop. After the match is over, Landel decides to inflict more punishment on Austin as he locked in the Figure 4. The ref and Solie are pleading with him to release the hold but he just amps up the pressure. The crowd explodes as Wendell Cooley hits the ring and he is all over Landel. Gossett comes to rescue his man. WHAM… Cooley clobbers Gossett and goes back to work on Landel. Somehow Landel is able to escape as Wendell helps his friend, Norvell Austin back to locker room. As we go to break, Solie really hypes up next week’s Southeastern Title match between Cooley and Landel. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR NEXT MONDAY’S CARD IN THE BOUTWELL TEXAS TORNADO MATCH Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden with Ronnie P. Gossett vs Bob & Brad Armstrong All 4 men in the ring for the entire time means complete chaos here and that is exactly what we get. Ronnie P. tried to interfere, but Tommy Gilbert rushed down to ringside to prevent any of his dirty tactics. This distraction is all that “Bullet” Bon needed to hit the Georgia Jawbreaker on Golden for the win. COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMOS FOR NEXT MONDAY’S CARD IN THE BOUTWELL CONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH Dick Slater © vs Tommy “Wildfire” Rich Last week we saw referee Mac Murray with a fast count that gave Tommy and Johnny Rich the win over the Armstrongs for the Continental Tag Team Title. This week, he is once again in charge of another title bout. Gordon Solie keeps a close eye throughout the bout and admits that he sees no shenanigans and that maybe it was just a blunder by Murray. The bout, as most due here in Continental Championship Wrestling, soon lost all sense of a wrestling match and took on the appearance of a barroom brawl. Slater was completely fine with this and seemed to be getting the better of the action. Rich grabbed Slater by the trunks and tossed him through the middle ropes and followed him out. The brawl continues and like Slater does, he takes it to the next level in a fight and grabs a chair. WHAM! From behind comes Johnny Rich attacks Slater. Ref Mac Murray is back on his game and calls for the bell! Here comes Crusher Blackwell! The Rich cousins-Slater and Blackwell are brawling all over the arena. Gordon Solie: Fans, we are out of time. So long from the Heart of Dixie. COMING SOON:
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    Continental Championship Wrestling

    WITH GORDON SOLIE MAY 17, 1986 BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Dirty White Boy defeats Norvell Austin with the Bucksnort Blaster. Dream Machine defeats Scott Armstrong with a loaded mask. NWA JR. HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Tim Horner © vs Steve Regal Steve Regal defeats Tim Horner with a missile drop kick and a pin with his feet on the ropes for extra leverage. NEW CHAMPION! GRUDEGE MATCH: Robert Fuller vs Tommy Gilbert Give Gilbert his due, he has come out of retirement and given Fuller everything he could handle. The problem was that this was a No DQ match and Jimmy Golden came down to the ring and after a nasty double team attack, Fuller locked in the Fuller Leglock. Gilbert refused to five up but his son Doug, came down to ringside and threw in the towel. Fuller and Golden saw how upset Doug was at seeing his father in agony, had a good laugh at the youngster’s expense. The Masked Superstars vs Crusher Blackwell & Dick Slater Slater and Blackwell got the win after an airplane drop on Superstar #2. The crowd was excited as Blackwell tried to take the new mask off this new acquaintance of Masked Superstar but Superstar #1 came in with a big elbow drop on Blackwell and the masked wrestlers escaped with their identity intact. INTERGENDER MATCH: Lanny Poffo & Woman vs Jimmy Garvin & Lisa Moretti with Precious With the rules here being that anyone could wrestle anyone, this one had the fans hoping that Lisa Moretti would knock Lanny Poffo around a bit. The problem was that when Moretti was tagged in, she got tripped up by Woman who jumped down from the apron after an Irish Whip by Poffo and she caught Moretti’s leg. As Moretti got to her feet, we saw one of the most despicable things in a long, long time. WHAM… Poffo nails Moretti with a piledriver! 1….2….3. The boos rain down on Poffo and he has to dodge debris all the way back to the locker room. Moretti requires some medical attention but is them able to walk out under her own power to a thunderous applause. CONTINENTAL TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Brad & Bob Armstrong © vs Tommy & Johnny Rich The ref’s impartiality came in to play here as each pin attempt by the Armstrongs seemed a bit slow while each one by the Rich cousins seemed super quick. While the bout was a brawl from the get go, we get a rather bland finish here as Wildfire Rich slipped away from the Georgia Jawbreaker by The Bullet. WHAM…. Low blow by Johnny Rich on Bob Armstrong. Tommy covers Bob…. 123! Gordon Solie: Oh my! That was the fastest count yet! Not sure what is going on by the Rich Cousin’s are once again the Continental Tag Team Champions. Bullet and Brad are fuming as they know they have just been robbed. We will need to get to the bottom of this one next week. . Hey wait a minute… Tommy Gilbert is coming to the ring? What’s this all about? We will have to wait until next time as we are out of time. So long from the Heart of Dixie.
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    Continental Championship Wrestling

    MAY 15, 1986 BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA In an attempt to catch up after the recently lost folder, I will write this week’s show as a house show and you will just have to guess and what Gordon Solie would have said. Crusher Blackwell defeats Dirty White Boy with the Airplane Drop Southeastern Title Match: Wendell “Wild Cat” Cooley © defeated “Nature Boy” Buddy Landell by DQ when the ref caught him using an illegal object that was tossed to him by his manager Ronnie P. Gossett. Steve “Mr. Electricity” Regal & Ken Timbs defeated NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion Tim Horner & Sweet Brown Sugar when Regal rolled up Horner and grabbed the tights for the 3 count. Horner was so angry at the tactics that he granted Regal another title match next week. If Both Tommy and Johnny Rich defeat Bob & Brad Armstrong in singles competition, they earn a Continental Tag Team Title match next week against the Father and Son duo. Tommy Rich defeats Brad Armstrong after Johnny Rich distracted the ref and Wildfire clobbered Brad with a chair. Brad was busted open and needed medical attention. Johnny Rich defeated Bob Armstrong by DQ as Brad was still mad after last match and rushed the ring with a chair of his own and clobbered Johnny. While Johnny was also bloodied and beaten from pillar to post, he was seen with a wry smile on his face as he new that next week there would be a title shot for him and his cousin. Wildfire joined the fight and this one went all over the arena. STEEL CAGE MATCH: Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden with Ronnie P. defeated Tommy and Doug Gilbert when Buddy Landel rushed down to ringside and climbed the cage and got into the action in this NO DQ bout. With it being 3-2, the Gilbert’s had no chance. The end saw Jimmy and Buddy double teaming Tommy while Fuller locked in the Fuller Leglock on young Doug! After the bout, Tommy was white hot and demanded that Robert Fuller meet him in the ring next week. CONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH: Dick Slater defeated Masked Superstar to become the new champ. Slater was able to hit 3 bir taped fist right hands and then lock in the sleeper. Masked Superstar was rushing down to the ring to help his partner when all of a sudden Crusher Blackwell appeared from the other side. This mountain of a man simple picked up Superstar #2 and rammed him into the steel gate separating the fans from the action. The ref raised the Masked Superstar’s hand 3 times and each time it dropped to his side and the ref called for the bell. Both Superstars were fuming and demanded a match new week against Crusher Blackwell and Dick Slater. SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Lanny Poffo and Woman were angry that they were tricked by Jimmy Garvin. They thought it was unfair that Woman had to wrestle a against, Lisa Moretti, a professional wrestler, in their intergender match. They go on to explain that it only be fair that they have a true intergender rematch where anybody can wrestle anybody. Later in the show, Garvin, Precious and Moretti accept the challenge. Moretti even gives a little flex and says that it would be her pleasure to shut Poffo up once and for all. FULL CARD FOR THE BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM: MAY 17 Dirty White Boy vs Norvell Austin Dream Machine vs Scott Armstrong NWA JR. HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Tim Horner © vs Steve Regal GRUDEGE MATCH: Robert Fuller vs Tommy Gilbert The Masked Superstars vs Crusher Blackwell & Dick Slater INTERGENDER MATCH: Lanny Poffo & Woman vs Jimmy Garvin & Lisa Moretti with Precious CONTINENTAL TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Brad & Bob Armstrong © vs Tommy & Johnny Rich
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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    CCW adds Roger Smith, Ron Starr, Plowboy Frazier, Terry Daniels, Mike George, Joe Savoldi and Joe Lightfoot
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