Continental Championship Wrestling TV
Saturday July 24, 1986
Hosted by Gordon Solie
Ring Announcer: Freddie Miller
Interviewer: Joe Pedicino
From the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama
(The show opens with footage of Magnum T.A. nearly pinning Mr. Olympia for the Continental Championship until Ivan Koloff pulled out the referee followed by Nikita Koloff hitting the ring and attacking Magnum and ultimately hanging him over the top rope with his chain, it then cuts to Les Thatcher announcing to the live crowd that Magnum will be bringing in two mystery partners this week to take on Olympia and the Russians in a Six Man Tag Team Steel Cage Match then the opening montage rolls and we then go to our host Gordon Solie)
Solie: "Hello and welcome once again to Continental Championship Wrestling, sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance, the oldest and largest sanctioning body in professional wrestling the world over. We've got a HUGE main event signed for you here tonight as "Wildcat" Wendell Cooley will defend the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship against the man who defeated him last week in the 'bullwhip on a pole' match, "Outlaw" Ron Bass!" What a week it's been here in Continental Championship Wrestling, you just saw what happened in the Continental Championship match last Monday night between the champion Mr. Olympia and the challenger Magnum T.A….We'll talk more about that situation later in the program but right now I'd like to bring out Les Thatcher to discuss the situation from last week with Tommy 'Wildfire' Rich and the Continental Tag Team titles."
Les: "We've got a video from NWA President "Cowboy" Bill Watts who will discuss the Tommy Rich situation and where things stand there. As for the Continental Tag Team titles, this Monday night in Dothan, there will be an eight team tournament to crown new champions, now originally since Bob and Brad Armstrong had already earned a title shot, the winners of the tournament were going to face them to decide the new champions but since Bob Armstrong was attacked last Monday night at the end of their match with the Stud Stable, we don't know how long Bob will be out of action but we do know he spent three days in the hospital following that 'spike piledriver' on the concrete floor. I'm still investigating who the two men in the masks and scrubs were that attacked Bob, I have my suspicions on who it was under those masks but I'm not going to say just yet who I think they were. Anyway, we'll reveal the eight teams and the first round matches a little bit later in the show tonight but right now, let's hear from Bill Watts."
(VTR- Bill Watts is standing in front of the Mid South Wrestling backdrop)
Watts: "Hello, Continental Wrestling fans it's good to be here on Continental television but I wish it was under better circumstances. For the past several months or so, Johnny and Tommy Rich have been two of the most disgusting individuals in the sport of professional wrestling, why just the things they said about the great state of Texas and the Von Erich family leading into the David Von Erich Memorial Tag Team Tournament was enough to make a preacher cuss but the actions of Tommy Rich on that television show last week when he applied a piledriver, one of the most deadly and dangerous holds in professional wrestling…..when he applied that hold to his own mother because she cost him a wrestling match may very well have been the most low down vile thing I've ever seen take place on a professional wrestling television program and I'm ashamed that it took place on a show sanctioned by the NWA. I've spent a lot of time in meetings this week with the NWA Board of Directors as well as Continental's own Commissioner, Les Thatcher and I'm going to be honest, there was some very serious talk about banning Tommy Rich from the NWA for life and I'm still not sure that wouldn't have been the best decision to be quite honest. However, it is our ruling that Tommy Rich is hereby suspended until he is able to pay a $100,000 fine in full. Now, I was sent some footage from last Monday night in Huntsville where two men dressed in scrubs and masks seemingly trying to pass themselves off as the tag team, the Interns attacked Bob Armstrong and injured him coincidently with a piledriver. You could somewhat see in the video but it's been confirmed by ringside fans that the man giving the piledriver had blond hair sticking out of the back of his mask, and his accomplice that helped spike Bob, had dark curly hair sticking out of the back of his mask. It is my belief that those two were Johnny and Tommy Rich under those masks….unfortunately at this time I can't prove that but if I'm able to prove it….BOTH men will be banned from the NWA for life! However, as of right now….since Johnny Rich did not actively participate in piledriving Peggy Rich and at this time we cannot prove he was one of the 'Interns', he is still eligible to compete in Continental Wrestling but the investigation into the incident during the Armstrong vs. Stud Stable match will be ongoing. I just want you fans to know that I'm currently working with the Board of Directors and the promoters of the NWA to get things under control and to stop all this craziness that's going on across the National Wrestling Alliance and I take personal responsibility for finding a way to resolve this since it's happened on my watch, you have my word that I'll do everything in my power to get things under control. Thank you for your support of the NWA and please continue to come out and show that support whenever any of the NWA promotions come to your town."
Solie: "Well there you have it from the President of the NWA and Les, I've spoken to several wrestlers and fans who were there Monday night and most of them are pretty convinced those two 'Interns' were the Rich Cousins. As for that $100,000 fine, I seriously doubt that Tommy Rich has that kind of money laying around, and I'm pretty sure he can't borrow it from his mother so beyond putting on a mask and scrubs, we may have seen the last of Tommy Rich in the NWA."
Les: "Gordon, I'm pretty darn sure they are right but unfortunately no one was able to see them without those masks to confirm that to be the case, but I can say this….if they were to show up again at a Continental Wrestling event…..any wrestler who can unmask them or provide photographic proof of their identity will be eligible for a shot at any championship they see fit or perhaps a cash reward whichever they find more favorable. As for the fine, I'm pretty sure you're right about Tommy not being able to pay it, I'm sure he has that kinda money in the bank being a former World Champion, but I don't see him being willing to pay that out."
Solie: "Wow….what a blockbuster announcement that is! That will certainly motivate EVERYONE in the locker room to rat the Richs out if in fact they are the ones that are donning masks and portraying the Interns….Now, one more thing I'd like to get your thoughts on while your out here. Where are you at on the 'Bring Buddy Back' campaign?"
Les: (Smiles) "I was kinda hoping you wouldn't ask me about that. So, apparently he's bought some more time tonight so we'll see how that goes but I spoke to Bill Watts about this in the midst of the Tommy Rich discussions and officially the NWA's stance is that Buddy lost the match and the stipulation is binding…..however……Bill Watts said that the NWA is always willing to listen to the fans and if we get enough feedback and fan support we'll take it under consideration…..but he also said since the match was against Wendell Cooley, if Buddy Landel's reinstatement went before the Board for consideration, ultimately Cooley would have to sign off on it for it to happen."
Solie: "That should be interesting…..I know you said he bought some time for today but take a look at this footage from last Monday before the event in Huntsville where Buddy had a "bus" out in the parking lot and was campaigning to 'Bring Buddy Back', take a look."
(VTR- What appears to be a Frito Lay truck with banners duck taped to the sides that read "Bring Buddy Back" is parked out in front of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville while Buddy Landel is walking around carrying a sign that reads 'Bring Buddy Back' and has a megaphone, he has a team of people handing out fliers, buttons, and bumper stickers as well….as he talks to people over the megaphone…here are just a few highlights: "Maam, you look like a nice young lady…how would you like a 'Bring Buddy Back' button to wear? How about a 'Jerry Stubbs Sucks!' sign to hold up when Special Olympia comes out tonight?" "Hey sir, did you know that it's a known fact that you could feed a third world country for six weeks off of what Ronnie P. Gossett had for lunch today?" "How many of you already knew that the 'P' in Ronnie 'P' Gossett stands for Porky?" "Did any of you know that Duke Myers USED to be a man??" "Ronnie Gossett has ate 4 Quincy's Restaurants out of business in the past two weeks." "Mr. Olympia wears a mask because he looks like the guy from the Dunkin Donuts commercial." "Boss Hogg on the Dukes of Hazzard was based on Ronnie P. Gossett and Duke Myers is Roscoe."--END VTR)
Solie: "That went on for hours."
Les: (Laughing) "Umm, yeah it did…Buddy is something else….but how about we go to the ring Gordon."
Solie: "Great idea Les, let's see the now former NWA U.S. Jr Champion Larry Hamilton in action."
Larry Hamilton pinned Rick Dagless with a sunset flip
(Post match- Larry joined Joe Pedicino at ringside)
Joe: "Larry, last week you made your return to Continental and things just didn't go your way as Steve Regal won the U.S. Jr. title last Monday night."
Larry: "He didn't win the title, Joe….he STOLE the title thanks to that little jezebel, Dark Journey! That's alright, I'm getting my rematch this Monday night in Dothan and this time I know what I'm up against…..and I promise you this time….things are gonna go my way!"
(As return from the commercial break, Gordon is flanked by a familiar face and a not so familiar face)
Solie: "I'm joined here by a young lady we haven't seen in a couple of weeks, of course I'm referring to Woman…..but this isn't who we saw you with before….Woman, who is this man?"
Woman: "You just answered your own question Gordon…..he is Man. I am Woman. Things did not go right before Gordon."
Solie: "You mean when Jimmy.." (Woman cuts him off by putting her finger over his mouth)
Woman: "Gordon Solie, we must never speak of it…..I promised we would never speak of it. Things went wrong……they just went all wrong…..it was never supposed to be that way…..so now, we press the reset button."
Solie: "The reset button?"
Woman: "That's right Gordon, things got all messed up. Man wasn't here…..it didn't go the way it was intended….but now we shall set it all right. It's nearly time for the rebirth….the re-premiere……the return of……..LUSCIOUS!" (Woman strokes Gordon's cheek and he blushes as she walks away, Man puts his hand on Gordon's shoulder….then winks at him as he walks away…Gordon stares blankly into the camera)
Solie: "Um, let's go back down to the ring."
The Dirty White Boys (Tony Anthony/Len Denton) defeated Randy Watson/Leonard Washington when Anthony pinned Watson after a double DDT!
Post match promo with Pedicino: The Dirty White Boys promise to walk out of Dothan the new Continental Tag Team Champions, no matter what!
(VTR- A voiceover says 'the following is a paid advertisement)
Black & White footage rolls of Ronnie P. Gossett and Mr. Olympia with the following voiceover. "Ronnie P. Gossett is a known liar and a thief! One day while having lunch with his alleged best friend, Buddy Landel….Gossett stole four of Buddy's ten piece chicken nuggets while he stepped away to make a phone call…and then blamed it on a child at another table!! Mr. Olympia besides being a liar and a cheater is also UGLY….very, very ugly!! Jerry Stubbs' parents started putting a mask on him at the age of four so that other children wouldn't be scared to come near him…..he's worn one ever since!! These men are a menace to professional wrestling and polite society!! There's only one man who could rid Continental Championship Wrestling of these two abominations……that man is BUDDY LANDEL! Please do your part to ……BRING BUDDY BACK!!!" This message was paid for by the Coalition of Concerned Wrestling Fans who love and support Buddy Landel!"
(As we return from the break, Gordon Solie runs down the card for Monday night in Dothan)
Continental Championship Wrestling
CCW Tag Team Title Tournament
Houston County Farm Center
Monday July 26, 1986
Bell Time: 7pm
CCW Tag Team Title Tournament Round 1:
The Highwaymen (Bobby Duncum/Phil Hickerson)
Savannah Jack/Sweet Brown Sugar
Terry Taylor/Tom Zenk
Akio Sato/Tarzan Goto w/Oliver Humperdink
Stud Stable (Robert Fuller/Jimmy Golden)
The Dirty White Boys (Tony Anthony/Len Denton)
NWA U.S. Jr. Championship
"Mr. Electricity" Steve Regal w/Dark Journey
The Finals of the CCW Tag Team Title Tournament to crown new champions!
SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
Ivan/Nikita Koloff & Mr. Olympia
w/Ronnie P. Gossett/Duke Myers
Magnum T.A./Mystery Partners
(As Solie finishes running down the card, Johnny and Davey Rich storm the desk)
Solie: "Gentlemen, I don't have you scheduled to be out here right now."
Johnny: "Oh, I'm sure you don't Mr. Solie but my cousin and I want to know why we aren't in the tournament for the titles that I was just wrongly stripped of?!?!"
Solie: "Johnny, I don't make those decisions but I can only assume that the reason is that Davey just returned this past week."
Johnny: "Savannah Jack and Sweet Brown Sugar are in it, they just got here! Who have they even beat? I'm the former tag team champion!"
Solie: "Actually, from what I've been told….Savannah Jack and Skip Young beat yourself and Davey Rich this past week."
Davey: "How dare you mention that Gordon Solie? That wasn't even an official match…..that was just thrown together….that should be stricken from the record and never mentioned again!"
(Savannah Jack and "Sweet Brown Sugar" Skip Young approach the desk)
Solie: "Gentlemen, it's good to see you but I must admit I don’t have you two scheduled to be out here right now either."
Jack: "I understand Mr. Solie, and we mean no disrespect to you or this show……but we just wanted to come out here and tell these two chumps that you are exactly right….we're in this tournament because we beat THEM…..and if they want to get in the ring right here on the show….we'll beat 'em again!"
Johnny: "Hold up one minute there Savannah Jerk! Are you telling us that you'll wrestle us and if we beat you then WE get the spot in the tournament in Dothan?"
Young: "That's exactly what we're saying……so don't talk about it, boys! Be about it!"
Johnny: "You're on! We'll beat you two….then plow through that tournament and win those titles! Then we're going to help Tommy raise the money to pay that fine!"
Solie: "Ok guys, we're going to run this by Les Thatcher and if he sanctions it, we'll add it to tonight's matches. Right now, let's go to the ring and see Magnum T.A. in action!"
Magnum T.A. pinned Curly Jefferson with a belly to belly suplex in just under one minute
(After the match, Joe Pedicino enters the ring to speak with Magnum T.A.)
Joe: "Magnum, I'm honestly surprised to see you in the ring tonight after that vicious attack by the Russians last week that perhaps cost you the Continental Heavyweight title against Mr. Olympia."
Magnum: "Oh there's no perhaps to it, Joe! I had Olympia beat with the belly to belly and that Continental championship was mine until those no good Russians stuck their nose in my business once again but things will be different in Dothan when….." (Ivan and Nikita Koloff along with Mr. Olympia are at the desk with Gordon Solie and cut Magnum off)
Ivan: "That's big talk from a man who is standing in the ring all alone right now. I say, we don't wait for Monday…..we take you out now when your so called mystery partners aren't here to save you."
Olympia: "Let's go boys!" (They start to leave the desk and heard towards the ring)
Magnum: "Well Joe, I say we solve the mystery RIGHT NOW! Come on down here fellas and get you some!"
(The lights go out for a moment….when they come back on, The Russians and Olympia are at ringside….and standing in the ring with Magnum are DUSTY RHODES AND BLACKJACK MULLIGAN…..Rhodes takes the mic)
Rhodes: "Now din….let's get past tha talkin' baybay and let's get in here and handle bidness if ya will!"
BJM: "What's the matter? You Soviet Sissies suddenly lose your nerve? Jump on in this ring and show us what you're made of!"
(Nikita lunges towards the ring but is held back by Uncle Ivan and Mr. Olympia)
Olympia: "Ain't nobody scared of you two Texans…..but we ain't getting paid tonight….we'll do it Monday in the cage where you boys can't run away!"
Dusty: "That's what I thought….Mista Olympia….keep on talkin' and we may just have to 'Bring Buddy Back' to whip yo' a**!" (Crowd cheers)
WINNERS ENTER THE TAG TITLE TOURNAMENT
Savannah Jack/Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Johnny/Davey Rich when Sugar pinned Davey with a sunset flip off the top rope! The Richs storm back up the aisle furious while Savannah Jack and Sweet Brown Sugar celebrate in the ring while the fans mock the Rich Cousins as they leave.
(Back at the desk, Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden join Gordon Solie)
Solie: "I'm joined now by the Stud Stable who will be facing Tommy and Doug Gilbert in the first round of the Continental Tag Team title tournament."
Fuller: (laughing) "I just wanna thank Continental for basically giving us a bye in the first round putting those stupid Gilberts in the ring with us. We've beat them Gilberts like a drum for weeks and weeks and they just don't know when to leave well enough alone….well Monday night in Dothan, we're gonna beat the Gilberts just like we did the Armstrongs last week in that Southern Street Fight!"
Solie: "You mean that two guys in masks are going to come out and interfere and help you win this match too?"
Golden: "Gordon Solie, you sure do have a smart mouth on you….has anyone ever told you that? I have no idea what you are referring to…..nobody helped us! We beat those Armstrongs half to death in there and Robert whipped Bob Armstrong so bad that those two can't even be in the tournament this week!"
Fuller: "I don't know who those guys were….and frankly I don't care! It was a street fight, which meant anything goes…..we can't help it if so many people hate the Armstrongs that they decide to come out and piledrive them on the floor…..but all that matters is I pinned Bob Armstrong….WE won that match, just like we're going to win this tournament on Monday night in Dothan and we will be the new Continental Tag Team Champions….and that's all there is to say!"
Solie: "Well, thank goodness for that. Let's go down to the ring for our main event, the Southeastern title match."
NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship
"Wildcat" Wendell Cooley
"Outlaw" Ron Bass w/Ronnie P. Gossett & Duke Myers
As Cooley steps through the ropes, Bass attacks him and the match is on! The match is a wild back and forth match up with neither man keeping the advantage for very long! After several minutes Cooley manages to catch Bass with a boot to the gut and signals for the bulldog! Duke reaches in and grabs Cooley's leg as Gossett distracted the referee while still in his wheelchair at ringside…Gossett convinced the referee to get of the ring and assist him….meanwhile, Cooley jumps out of the ring and hits Myers with a flurry of punches!! Suddenly from out of nowhere….MR. OLYMPIA runs down and rams Cooley's head into the ring post and then rolls him into the ring, before running back up the aisle! Bass quickly covers Cooley….as Gossett screams for the referee to get back into the ring…..the ref slides in and counts ….1….2…3!! We have a new NWA Southeastern Champion!! "Outlaw" Ron Bass!! Bass celebrates with the title belt as Cooley rolls out of the ring with his head busted wide open from being rammed into the ring post by Mr. Olympia.
Solie: "I can't believe what just took place here….Mr. Olympia just cost 'Wildcat' Wendell Cooley the Southeastern title! Gossett clearly had a plan in place here….this is terrible. Well, I'll tell you one thing….if it comes down to it, I think Wendell Cooley might be willing to sign off on 'bringing Buddy back' after what just took place here tonight….but maybe I'm wrong. Fans, join us again next week for Continental Championship Wrestling, for Joe Pedicino….I'm Gordon Solie saying, So long from the heart of dixie!"