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  1. Scarlet-Left

    NWA Houston

    Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum – Episode No. 19 – 4th of August 1985 – Airing Live on KHTV 39 Gold Advertised Match: Denny Brown versus Rene Goulet for the NWA Texas Junior Heavyweight Championship As usual, the television title match opens the show, with Shunji Takano looking to make his first defence. The opposition doesn’t prove to be too much of a challenge and he secured the victory in short order. Shunji Takano defeats a local talent in 03:46 by pinfall after a missile dropkick to retain the HS Television Championship After the match, however, as the loser walks to the back, he is rattled by a clothesline from Tojo Yamamoto who proceeds to rush the ring. There looks set to be a fight until officials swarm inside. Instead, Tojo and Shunji trade insults in Japanese until they can be ushered to the back. Following that is the first match in the fourth round of the women’s tournament. Up against Penny Mitchell, Wendi Richter has a tried-and-tested strategy all worked out. It doesn’t make for a good match, but it does make for an easy win as Richter drags her open outside and nails her with a powerbomb. Wendi Richter defeats Penny Mitchell in 00:59 by count out to win three points, holding six points in total After that, Misty Blue Simmes and Susan Starr produce a far more competitive contest. Simmes looks to hold onto her tied first place and Starr seeks to reverse her poor performance last week. For as much as she tries, however, and she does come agonisingly close to a draw, Starr is just not able to get the job done. Misty Blue Simmes defeats Susan Starr in 09:31 by pinfall with a roll-up to win three points, holding twelve points in total A commercial break separates the final match of round four from the others and it sees Debbie Combs square off against Winona Little Heart. Combs fights nasty, dirty and cheaply to score another win and keep herself level with Simmes. Debbie Combs defeats Winona Little Heart in 06:11 by pinfall after a neckbreaker to win three points, holding twelve points in total After that we get the match that Pat Patterson cancelled two weeks prior, with Denny Brown facing off against the Rene Gouet. The match is fast-paced and evenly fought but Denny Brown is the one with just a little more fire in his belly as he fights to win the title – a title he likely believes should already be his. Denny Brown defeats Rene Goulet in 10:27 by pinfall with an Oklahoma roll to win the vacant NWA Texas Junior Heavyweight Championship Another commercial break takes us to the fifth round of the women’s tournament. First up are Misty Blue Simmes and Winona Little Heart. Whilst Simmes doesn’t wrestle as aggressively or dirtily as Combs, Little Heart still remains on the back foot throughout, fighting desperately to drag the match past the ten minute mark to no avail. Misty Blue Simmes defeats Winona Little Heart in 05:57 by pinfall after a dropkick to win three points, holding fifteen points in total After that, Susan Starr takes on Wendi Richter. Richter sticks to her strategy, delivering two powerbombs to the outside, just be sure, briefly losing her composure to throw insults back to the crowd. Wendi Richter defeats Susan Starr in 01:05 by count out to win three points, holding twelve points in total The final match of the round, and the night, follows. A fresh-faced Linda Dallas is, predictably, able to dominate Penny Mitchell in the early goings. Initially failing to full capitalise, however, Dallas allows the match to come dangerously close to the time limit. Linda Dallas defeats Penny Mitchell in 09:49 by pinfall with a backslide to win three points
  2. Scarlet-Left

    NWA Houston

    Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum – Episode No. 18 “Legendary Showdown VII” – 28th of July 1985 – Airing Live on KHTV 39 Gold LEGENDARY SHOWDOWN VII “Ladies Night” Advertised Match: Tony Garea & Rene Goulet versus Kevin Sullivan & “the Purple Haze” for the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship The show opens with a snazzy new video package before transitioning into a graphical overlay, detailing the day’s coming events, including the first three rounds of a women’s tournament and the promised battle for the tag team gold in the main event. Having beaten several lower level challengers, Dory Funk, Jr. faces a tougher fight in the opening match against Shunji Takano. Enraged, perhaps by the recent controversies related to his manager, Takano holds nothing back and presses the power advantage at every turn. Funk begins and ends on the backfoot, escaping often and winning himself breathing room with cheap tactics but never managing to gain control of given entanglement. Towards the end, it becomes obvious that Funk is happy to settle for a time limit draw or loss by disqualification. Unluckily for him, Takano just doesn’t give him an opportunity. Shunji Takano defeats Dory Funk, Jr. in 13:52 by pinfall after a missile dropkick to win the HS Television Championship After a commercial break, we see the first round of our women’s tournament. Up first, Debbie Combs pushes for quick finish against the debuting Susan Starr. Fresh and dominant, Combs accomplishes this with little worry. Debbie Combs defeats Susan Starr in 05:33 by pinfall with a roll-up to earn three points On second, Misty Blue Simmes find similar success against Penny Mitchell. Misty Blue Simmes defeats Penny Mitchell in 06:09 by pinfall after a suplex to earn three points It is Wendi Richter in the third match, however, who manages to pull off the most impressive victory. She takes Linda Dallas to the outside as soon as possible and delivers a nasty powerbomb to the floor. Wendi Richter defeats Linda Dallas in 02:02 by count out to earn three points We cut to a commercial from the image of Dallas being helped to the back. An interesting contest awaits us when we return. Baron Von Raschke and the Sheik seek to improve their standings in the tag team division against an unknown and, presumably, low level team. Wearing very basic blue and white outfits, with masks of fairly low quality, Blue Star #1 and Blue Star #2 prove to be more than a match for their opponents, however, securing a shocking victory. Blue Star #1 & Blue Star #2 defeat Baron Von Raschke & the Sheik in 09:40 when Blue Star #1 pins Baron Von Raschke after a bulldog After that, we get the first match of the second round of the ladies’ tournament, with Misty Blue Simmes squaring off against the weakened Linda Dallas. Dallas struggles to get any offence in, still in noticeable pain from her previous match. All she can do, unfortunately, is delay the inevitable by a few minutes. Misty Blue Simmes defeats Linda Dallas in 04:29 by pinfall with a roll-up to earn three points, holing six points in total The second round continues after a commercial break, with Debbie Combs facing Penny Mitchell. Combs holds nothing against her ally and, seeming just as fresh as in the first round, makes short work of contest. Debbie Combs defeats Penny Mitchell in 04:56 by pinfall with a roll-up to earn three points, holding six points in total The following match, between Winona Little Heart and Susan Starr breaks the mould by going long. Susan Starr hold the edge throughout and comes close to pining Winona on numerous occasions, but the time limit works against her. Winona Little Heart and Susan Starr wrestle to a draw when the time limit expires at 10:00 and both women earn one point each The third round begins after a commercial break and the first match puts a frustrated Penny Micthell up against Winona Little Heart. Not prepared for Mitchell’s level of aggression, Heart allows her to secure her first victory. Penny Mitchell defeats Winona Little Heart in 04:47 by pinfall after a snap suplex to earn three points In the second match, Linda Dallas seeks to make up for her false start. Whereas Dallas has recuperated somewhat from her first match, she is still placed on the backfoot by a supremely confident former champion, in the form of Debbie Combs. Debbie Combs defeats Linda Dallas in 05:10 by pinfall with a roll-up to earn three points, holding nine points in total The final match of round three sees the undefeated Simmes and Richter square off. Beginning safe in the knowledge that their next matches will be in a week’s time, the match initially builds a slow and deliberate pace, the five-minute mark singles its deterioration into a race for the flash pinfall. Both women come dangerously close to a victory half a dozen times. In the end, Simmes snatches the win. Misty Blue Simmes defeats Wendi Richter in 07:02 by pinfall with a backslide to earn three points, holding nine points in total The final commercial break takes us to the main event. Accompanied to the ring by “the Fallen Angel”, Kevin Sullivan appears poised, confident and sinister, as if he believes he has already won. The match is quite competitive but, as well as having no real way to counter the influence of Sullivan’s woman, it becomes clear quite quickly that the Army of Darkness has produced a much strong team. Kevin Sullivan & “the Purple Haze” defeat Tony Garea & Rene Goulet in 12:34 when Kevin Sullivan pins Rene Goulet after a stomp to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship
  3. Scarlet-Left

    NWA Houston

    Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum – Episode No. 17 – 21st of July 1985 – Airing Live on KHTV 39 Gold Advertised Match: Harley Race versus Kevin Sullivan for the NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship Our opening match is a television title defence. Dory tortures the opposition with holds and, whether from arrogance or sadism, keeps the match going a few minutes longer than it needs to. Dory Funk, Jr. defeats a local talent in 07:11 by submission with a cloverleaf to retain the HS Television Championship A video package, detailing the previous week’s events, transitions us to the second scheduled match. Denny Brown and Rene Goulet are in the ring, set to contest the junior title, but the bell does not ring. Instead, a distressed and dishevelled Pat Patterson – who appears not to have changed clothes in a week – interrupts the pair. He is off-colour and shaky when he addresses the arena. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, no this match can’t go on! I’ve made a mistake … the title is vacant. It’s vacant now, I’ve vacated it. Hand it over … come on! Come on, hand it over!” Brown hesitates and Goulet looks shocked and disgusted but, in the end – to a chorus of boos, the champion relinquishes the belt. We cut away from these strange scenes to a commercial break, only to return for the crowning of a new heavyweight champion. “the Purple Haze” is up against a young unknown. The weirdness with Pat Patterson continues, it seems, with the matchmaker hovering around awkwardly at ringside. The match plays out predictably for the first few minutes, with “the Purple Haze” dominating in a comical fashion. To liven things up, however, two masked wrestlers – in black and silver – rush down to the ring and batter “the Purple Haze” before his allies can react. “the Purple Haze” defeats a local talent in 04:43 by disqualification after interference from unknown assailants and the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship remains vacant A brawl erupts that lasts for a few minutes, before the masked men change Sullivan’s army to the back, clearing the ring for our third match. With fewer shenanigans, the women’s division produces a competitive six man. The story is simple, one side has the champions Velvet McIntyre and Misty Blue Simmes, with a weaker third member in form of Winona Little Heart, and the other has the fairly equal trio of Debbie Combs, Liz Chase and Penny Mitchell. Each woman gets some time to shine, and the match threatens to go one way and then another at various points throughout. Velvet McIntyre & Misty Blue Simmes & Winona Little Heart defeat Debbie Combs & Liz Chase & Penny Mitchell in 09:25 when Velvet McIntyre pins Liz Chase after a running crossbody Another commercial break takes to the main event. From the off, it becomes obvious that Harley Race will not fall so easily into Sullivan’s traps. With Larry Zbyszko at ringside for backup and a distinct physical advantage, Sullivan repeatedly fails to find an opening and remains on the defensive for the majority of the contest. Cheating doesn’t work either for Sullivan either, as both participants in this heel programme stoop just as low as one another. Harley Race defeats Kevin Sullivan in 13:51 by pinfall after a diving headbutt to retain the NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship
  4. Scarlet-Left

    NWA Houston

    Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum – Episode No. 16 – 14th of July 1985 – Airing Live on KHTV 39 Gold Advertised Match: Mark Youngblood & Jay Youngblood versus Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton for the NWA Western States Tag Team Championship The first match – for the television championship – begins after a brief video package detailing the previous week’s events. Dory Funk, Jr. shows his opposition no mercy and retains his title with ease. Dory Funk, Jr. defeats a local talent in 03:18 by submission with a cloverleaf to retain the HS Television Championship We cut to a pre-taped promo with Kevin Sullivan in his druidic ropes. “the Fallen Angel” and “the Purple Haze” are behind him, chanting all the while. “Who can deny my power, now? Who can deny me, now that my enemies are strewn at my feet? I cannot be denied. The power of Abudadein cannot be denied! I have seized control of Houston and very soon I will have everything that was stolen returned to me! Pat Patterson! Watch your back! Your decisions have doomed you and I am nothing if not an agent of doom! Ah ha ha ha ha!” Our second match is a showcase for the power and charisma of Wendi Richter, with a slower pace than the opener but a no less dominant performance. Wendi Richter defeats a local talent in 08:02 by pinfall after a powerbomb After a commercial break, the fight for the western states’ tag titles begins. Cornette and Rogers make things quite tough for the champions but the main factor in their loss the prior week – Kevin Sullivan – remains absent. Mark Youngblood & Jay Youngblood defeat Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton in 13:56 when Mark Youngblood pins Dennis Condrey after a missile dropkick to retain the NWA Western States Tag Team Championship Our final commercial break carries us through to the main event, another tag team match – this time pitting Garea & Goulet against the Takanos. The match is competitive, though the Takanos take the slight edge on account of Pat Patterson’s influence. In the end, however, Pat’s presence comes back to bite his team when Kevin Sullivan makes his way to the ring. Sullivan is followed by three hooded figures, one obviously “the Purple Haze”, the other “the Fallen Angel” and the third a mystery but too large to be the exiled Gary Royal. Unprompted, Sullivan attacks Patterson with brutal lefts and rights before dragging him away and into the arms of “the Purple Haze”. The Takanos immediately race after their manager, only to be met by a roadblock in human form. Soon revealed to be their former ally, Tojo Yamamoto, the third of Sullivan’s followers has a face painted jet black, with white kanji on his cheeks and red pupilled eye in the middle of his forehead. Tony Garea & Rene Goulet defeat George Takano & Shunji Takano in 14:07 by count out and retain the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship
  5. Scarlet-Left

    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    Houston releases Gary Royal (billed in Houston as "the Lone Star") and picks up Liz Chase and Susan Star.
  6. Scarlet-Left

    NWA Houston

    Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum – Episode No. 15 “Legendary Showdown VI” – 7th of July 1985 – Airing Live on KHTV 39 Gold Advertised Match: Losers Leave Town Six Man Tornado Tag Team Elimination Cage Match – Sam Houston & Nelson Royal & Leon White versus Kevin Sullivan & “the Purple Haze” & “the Lone Star” LEGENDARY SHOWDOWN VI A brief video package airs, promising a climatic showdown between the forces of good and evil and an end to the anarchy that been running rampant in Houston. The first match sees Dory attempt to defend his newly won television title against Paul Roma. The contest is fun and, at times, even becomes competitive but, in the end, Funk wily antics and reckless abandon are too much for Roma to keep up with. Dory Funk, Jr. defeats Paul Roma in 09:27 by submission with a cloverleaf to retain the HS Television Championship We cut to a brief appearance from Paul Boesch who reiterates the ringside ban for tonight: “Anyone who is not explicitly authorised to appear at ringside for any given match tonight will be banned from the Sam Houston Coliseum.” After the first commercial break, we have another champion defending his prize for the first time, with Shunji Takano taking on Denny Brown. An athletic showcase for Brown and a proving ground for Takano – now without backup, the match is clean, fast-paced and technical. In the end, the lack of outside assistance shows the champion up when, after an intense match, Brown picks up the bronze. Denny Brown defeats Shunji Takano in 09:07 by pinfall with an Oklahoma roll to win the NWA Texas Junior Heavyweight Championship Afterwards, another – less intense – juniors match gets underway, with Buddy Landel looking to make an impact in Houston. Buddy Landel defeats a local talent in 04:58 by submission with a figure four leglock Our second commercial break takes us to the women. For the third time in a row, we see Velvet McIntyre up against Debbie Combs – the first time the pair have met with McIntyre as the challenger and Combs as the champion. Given time, the two work an even and well-paced match, with McIntyre now full cognizant of Combs’ heelish tactics. Everything comes together, in the end, for Velvet and she becomes the new Houston’s first two-time champion. Velvet McIntyre defeats Debbie Combs in 15:09 by pinfall after a running crossbody to win the NWA Texas Women’s Championship for the second time We cut to a third commercial break and return for the first contest to feature ringside action, with the tag partners for Bret Hart and Tony Garea being allowed to serve in a managerial capacity. Structured as both a physical showcase for Hart and a spot of light entertainment, the emphasis is on flashy moves and heel antics, with ringside confrontations for good measure. Bret Hart defeats Tony Garea in 11:31 by pinfall after a German suplex We get to see the initial building of the cage before cutting to the fourth commercial break. When we return, the main event gets underway. The members of the opposing teams quickly pair off in an organic fashion, with “the Purple Haze” up against Leon White, Kevin Sullivan up against Sam Houston and “the Lone Star” up against Nelson Royal. The ten minutes are hellish, with hard hits, savageness and thuggery from the heels, culminating in Sam Houston having his head raked viciously against the cage until he’s gushing with blood. Though his teammates try valiantly to compensate for him, Sam Houston becomes the main target for the Army of Darkness. Shortly before the commercial break, Houston is shockingly eliminated. Escorted out of the temporarily opened cage door by a horde of referees, Houston is kicked off the apron by “the Purple Haze” who, enthused by this early victory, begins fighting like a man possessed. After a commercial break interrupts the faces in serious peril, we return to see them bravely holding out. White does all the heavy lifting, briefly managing to restrain Sullivan and Haze with a double headlock. It doesn’t last long but it does last just long enough for Royal to capitalise, eliminating “the Lone Star”, who has to be practically dragged out of the cage by officials. Sullivan and Haze are the able to reverse White’s hold and push him into a collision with Royal. With both men down, Sullivan once again tips the scales by eliminating Royal. The last five minutes see Leon White put on tremendous displays of tenacity and power. In the end, however, with Haze pinning his arms to the mat, Sullivan is able to claim victory. Kevin Sullivan & “the Purple Haze” & “the Lone Star” defeat Sam Houston & Leon White & Nelson Royal in 32:15 and the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship is rendered vacant A brawl, with Leon White eventually getting the slightest measure of revenge by busting Haze open, closes out the show.
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    NWA Houston

    Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum – Episode No. 14 – 30th of June 1985 – Airing Live on KHTV 19 Gold Advertised Match: “Baby Bull” Leon White versus “the Purple Haze” for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship The tone of the show throughout the night is war. Everyone on the roster can feel that things are coming to a head. Brawling on the outside by every wrestler worth their salt is constant, for the most part, Houston’s officials seem to have given up even trying to maintain order. Our first match, for the television title, sets a precedent – the defending champion with the edge being upset by outside forces. Sam Houston and Dory Funk, Jr. go after each other with passion and ferocity – passion matched by their allies on the outside. In Dory’s corner are his natural allies, Baron Von Raschke and the Sheik, and Houston’s nemeses, the Army of Darkness. Backing Houston up are Nelson Royal, Leon White and the Youngbloods. It’s obvious to anyone watching that the match could’ve gone either way. In the end, however, Kevin Sullivan manages to achieve an early symbolic victory over the face of the company. Dory Funk, Jr. defeats Sam Houston in 12:45 by pinfall after interference from Kevin Sullivan to win the HS Television Championship After that upset we cut to the back to hear from Paul Boesch, flanked by Pat Patterson. “To all the great fans of Houston wrestling, I can confirm that the main event of Show – uh – Legendary Showdown six will be a losers-leave-town six-man elimination cage match. Sam Houston, Nelson Royal and Leon White will face off against the Army of Darkness and any man who is pinned or submits to a hold will be banned from returning to Houston for a full year. This penalty will also apply to anyone who tries to interfere in the match. The match will end when every member of one team has been eliminated. In addition, we will see the – um – the – uh – junior heavyweight championship in contention, Debbie Combs will face Velvet McIntyre for the Texas women’s title and much more.” Pat buts in the at the end. “You don’ wanna’ miss it!” After a brief commercial break, we return for the tag team title match and Sam Houston’s revenge. Tony Garea and Rene Goulet are not cut out to take on the champions on their own but their allies on the outside are extremely motivated to give them a fighting chance. In the end, a well-timed smack to the back of the head to Sullivan from the baby bull is what gives Garea the opening he needs. Tony Garea & Rene Goulet defeat Kevin Sullivan & “the Purple Haze” in 07:51 when Tony Garea pins Kevin Sullivan after interference from "Baby Bull" Leon White to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship Whilst the characters present did not change between the first and second match, the third match sees the arrival of the Midnight Express to challenge for the six-man championship. The pendulum swings back for this one and the Army of Darkness make common cause with Jim Cornette. This uneasy alliance – symbolised by more comedic antics from Cornette and “the Fallen Angel” – proves unstoppable. Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton & Bubba Rogers defeat “Baby Bull” Leon White & Jay Youngblood & Mark Youngblood in 08:13 when Bobby Eaton pins Jay Youngblood after interference from multiple people to win the NWA Texas Six Man Tag Team Championship Out of gratitude, the Midnight Express help the Army of Darkness beat Leon White down in the aftermath, and all throughout the commercial break. When we return for the main event, White is a battered and bloodied mess. He nevertheless puts on an astounding performance, enough to keep the Haze from capitalising on his weakened state. The match eventual devolves into all out chaos and the bell rings, signifying … something. A few minutes later a graphic appears on screen declaring the result to be a “no contest”. “Baby Bull” Leon White and “the Purple Haze” draw in 09:49 when the match is declared a “no contest” and the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship does not change hands. With no end to the brawl in sight, the programme eventually goes off the air.
  8. Scarlet-Left

    NWA Houston

    Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum – Episode No. 13 – 23rd of June 1985 – Airing Live on KHTV 39 Gold Advertised Match: Barry Windham versus Harley Race for the NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship Before the opening match, we get a rundown of the previous week’s events in the form of brief clip compilation. Sam Houston’s first defence of his newly won television title gets of to a cracking start, with the champion firmly in control using the match as a showcase. Five minutes in, however, things take a dark turn. Sam Houston defeats a local talent in 06:02 by disqualification after interference from Kevin Sullivan and retains the HS Television Championship The Army of Darkness thunder to the ring, knocking down both participants and the referee. Whilst “the Purple Haze”, “the Lone Star” and “the Fallen Angel” get to work torturing Sam Houston, Kevin Sullivan demands (and receives) a microphone. “This cannot go on. Paul Boesch! Pat Patterson! We are the dominant force in Houston and no one can deny this. It seems, however, that the men in charge would prefer things to be different. Well, I won’t stand for it. It all ends one way or another! I want Sam Houston, Nelson Royal and Leon White out of this city! If I don’t get what I want … God help you!” Officials are eventually able to regain control and bring Sam Houston to the back. Sullivan and his army remain at ringside to wait out the commercial break in anticipation of the night’s second match. To challenge for the junior heavyweight title, Shunji Takano comes down to the ring, flanked by his brother and followed by Pat Patterson. Patterson exchanges some terse words with Sullivan before the match begins. The match itself highly competitive, with both men gaining and losing the edge at various points. The deciding factor is a surprising one, however. Apparently offended by what Sullivan had to say earlier in the night, Houston, Royal and White rush down for the finishing stretch, preventing “the Lone Star” from receiving some much-needed intervention and starting a familiar bloody brawl in the process. Shunji Takano defeats “the Lone Star” in 12:59 by pinfall after a dropkick to win the NWA Texas Junior Heavyweight Championship A commercial break later and we arrive at our main event, for the Western States heavyweight title. With Larry Zbyszko in tow, Harley Race is every bit as vicious and dastardly as one would expect. Barry Windham puts in a courageous performance, however, taking the heels through hell, regularly meeting Larry’s interference with nasty thumbs. It isn’t enough in the end, however. Harley Race defeats Barry Windham in 14:34 by pinfall after a diving headbutt to win the NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship
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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    Houston releases Terry Gibbs and picks up Madusa Miceli and Penny Mitchell.
  10. Scarlet-Left

    NWA Houston

    Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum – Episode No. 12 “Legendary Showdown V” – Airing Live on KHTV 39 Gold LEGENDARY SHOWDOWN V Advertised Match: 30 Man Lottery Battle Royal for the HS Television Championship We open with a snazzy new video package with highlights from Houston and related NWA matches and victory poses from each champion. After a brief panning shot of the crowd and the empty ring, we got to Paul Boesch in the backstage area. “Hello, friends. We’re all so pleased you’re tuning for another excited night of – uh – NWA wrestling from here at the Sam Houston coliseum. Just a short notice before we begin. Our – uh – the television champion Leon White has asked to forgo his scheduled singles match, and, in return, he’s agreed to put his title on the line in tonight’s battle royal. Now, let’s get on with the show.” The opening match is a farce from beginning to end. Kevin Sullivan and “the Purple Haze” are set to defend their titles against the Takanos. Instead, they spend the first few minutes harassing the referee and wasting time before the match can even get underway. When the opening bell eventually goes off, the Army of Darkness respond to it by walking off, rather than risk injury before the main event. Shunji Takano & George Takano defeat Kevin Sullivan & “the Purple Haze” in 00:34 by count out but the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship does not change hands Their strategy backfires when an irate Pat Patterson leads his team in an assault on Sullivan and his minions before they can escape to the back. The brawl probably isn’t enough to make Sullivan regret his actions, however, when it is broken up by the extra personnel on hand for the battle royal. The next match sees Dory Funk facing a local talent instead of his scheduled opponent, Leon White. Dory let’s the young man know exactly how he feels about the situation. Dory Funk, Jr. defeats a local talent in 05:57 by submission with a cloverleaf We cut to a commercial break soon after, before returning for a women’s match. Free from interference by Debbie Combs, Velvet McIntyre and Winona Little Heart are free to have a long clean contest. The pace is determined by McIntyre throughout, who stops short of embarrassing Winona, a move that occasionally allows Little Heart to break out and briefly scare the former champion. Velvet McIntyre defeats Winona Little Heart in 13:21 by pinfall with a victory roll. After another commercial break, our second tag team match gets underway. The Youngbloods are set to face their toughest challenge yet, in the form of Harley Race and Larry Zbyszko. The heels make it patently clear, throughout, however, that there is aim is not to win the match so much as it is to inflict pain. For reasons unknown, the pair make it their mission to sabotage the Youngblood brothers’ chances in the battle royal. By the time the match is over the younger team are a bloody mess. Jay Youngblood & Mark Youngblood defeat Harley Race & Larry Zbyszko in 12:49 by disqualification when officials lose control of the match and retain the NWA Western States Tag Team Championship We cut to our third commercial break before the main event gets underway. After a video package, showing multiple wrestlers dipping into the tumbler to retrieve their entry number, number one reveals himself. 00:00 “Baby Bull” Leon White makes his way to the ring, with his television title over his shoulder. Still enraged, Dory Funk, Jr. thunders down the ramp after him and tackles him to the floor. Briefly getting his licks in, White is able to block a shot from his own belt and returns the favour with a powerbomb to the hard floor. Fortunately, as officials escort Funk to the back, Leon White is able to recuperate before the second entrant can emerge to kick of the match proper. 01:30 Tojo Yamamoto makes his way to the ring and the two big men get into a slug fest. They are relatively evenly matched, though this may be the result of White being involved with the brief scuffle with Funk. 03:00 The Sheik comes down, at number three, to shake things up. Specifically, he targets White and Tojo is more than happy to cooperate. After a brief scare sees the Bull halfway over the top rope, the defending champion powers out and thrashes the Sheik. Tojo and Leon are then able to continue their hellacious back-and-forth. 04:30 Suspiciously, Baron Von Raschke is entry number four and he allows the heels to regain dominance. After wearing him down with strikes, White three opponents are able to get him stuck back in the ropes, putting him dangerously close to elimination. Unable to power out, things look grim for the Baby Bull. 06:00 Yet another heel emerges in the form of Shunji Takano, at number five. Spurred on by his manager, Shunji immediately rushes to aid the effort to rid the ring of Leon White. This plan backfires, however, when Tojo’s attention is immediately drawn to his former ally. Yamamoto turns on him, letting go of White in the process. On their own, Raschke and the Sheik find it impossible to get the champ up and over. They’re blistered with strikes and Raschke is ejected from the ring in short order. Meanwhile, Tojo is battering Shunji Takano. Pat Patterson, however, makes sure to help his client however he, mostly by antagonising and distracting Tojo. 07:30 Tony Garea comes to the ring, as the sixth entrant, helping White eliminate the Sheik. After teasing a showdown with the Bull, Garea rushes over to nail Shunji, preventing him – with Pat’s help – from eliminating Tojo. Yamamoto grabs Patterson, stood on the apron, and hammers him with chops to the head before letting him tumble to the floor. With Garea, White and Yamamoto on him, Shunji Takano is then easily ejected from the match. 09:00 George Takano is entrant number seven but fares even worse than his brother, chucked out almost as soon as he enters, by an unstoppable makeshift trio. Patterson responds to this humiliation by cracking Tojo over the head with the TV title. Garea and White then dump the dazed Tojo over the top rope, after which he is immediately set up by his former faction. The faces then get into it, with White predictably dominating the fight. Before the fight can come to anything, however … 10:30 Along with the eighth entrant, “the Lone Star”, the Army of Darkness make their way to the ring in full strength. Attempts by officials both to eject the previously eliminated entrants and prevent Sullivan and his minions becoming involved in the match fail spectacularly and a massive brawl erupts on the ramp and around the ring. After a commercial break, we return to discover that officials have finally regained control. Picture in picture footage shows the ninth entrant, Mark Youngblood fighting through the chaos to enter the ring, Garea being eliminated by “the Lone Star”, the tenth entrant Chris Benoit entering with considerable fire and the eleventh entrant Jim Neidhart somewhat evening the odds. After a fight between Chris Benoit and “the Lone Star” ends with Sullivan’s man on top, with Benoit taking a big bump on the way out. 16:30 Just as angry, but slightly worse for wear, Dory Funk, Jr. makes his way to the ring as the twelfth entrant. The heel trio he creates keep White and Youngblood on the backfoot, eventually leading to Mark taking a spill to the outside. White makes as much hell for his opponents as he can, even managing to throw Neidhart over the top rope but Dory and “the Lone Star” are men possessed and throwing everything back at him. 18:00 Things get worse for the champion when Kevin Sullivan himself emerges as the thirteenth entrant, accompanied by “the Fallen Angel”. It is not enough to get him out, however, and the pace of the match grinds to a halt, with White tied up forever before breaking out with a wallop across the Lone Star’s head. 19:30 At number fourteen, Sam Houston turns the tide against the heels, kicking off his time in the ring by eliminating Dory. The match then becomes a very competitive tornado-style tag match, though neither makeshift team has a decisive edge. 21:00 Jay Youngblood emerges at number fifteen looking to become that decisive edge. He is stymied, however, by Sullivan’s trump card. “the Fallen Angel” tries her best to keep him out the match long enough for the next entrant to enter the match. Once he eventually gets into the ring, Jay Youngblood is able to help the babyfaces become dominant but not to score any eliminations. 22:30 The sixteenth entrant is Bret Hart who evens the odds and then some, helping to eliminate Jay Youngblood in short order. A pattern soon after emerges, with the evenly matched Hart and Houston fighting in an athletic contest, almost looking like a standard match at points, and the two members of the Army of Darkness teaming up to keep White on the backfoot. 24:00 Nelson Royal comes down at entry number seventeen to aid his teammate. Attempts by “the Fallen Angel” to keep him from the match were unsuccessful, however, as he pushed her to the floor as soon as she confronted him. Talented though he is, Hart is unable to deal with two men on his own, the match evolves into a three on three. Hart and Houston continue to go back-and-forth, “the Lone Star” has the edge on Nelson Royal and Leon White scares Kevin Sullivan with an indomitable performance. 25:30 Jim Cornette leads entrant number eighteen, Dennis Condrey, to the ring with instructions to target Hart. Cornette and “the Fallen Angel” get into a few comedic altercations as a result of his refusal to help Sullivan and the imbalance within the ring leads to “the Lone Star” being ejected from the ring by Houston and Royal. 27:00 The difference maker emerges at number nineteen. “the Purple Haze” enters the ring and immediately makes his mark by eliminating Nelson Royal and relieving the pressure of Sullivan by going after White. Sullivan moves onto Houston, though he has just as much trouble staying in control. He is aided by Hart, however, who eventually manages to get the better of Dennis Condrey and toss him up and over the top rope, to the frustration of Jim Cornette, who been being distracted by the Angel. With Hart and Haze taking it to his opponents, Sullivan is firmly in control, cackling, taunting the crowd and taking pot-shots were he can. 28:30 Rene Goulet, coming in at number twenty, tries to even the odds but comes up short, falling to Sullivan in short order and being eliminated. Then comes the moment of truth. With Houston worn down, Hart rushes over to help Sullivan and Haze get White over. “the Fallen Angel” helps at the ring apron to pull him over. When Cornette tries to interfere, whether to help or hinder their effort, Bret pops him good and hard and sends him crashing to the outside. He is soon followed by White, ousted after considerable effort. 30:00 At twenty-one, Porkchop Cash, comes to help out the overwhelmed Sam Houston. All the same, things look exceptionally bleak and both men soon find themselves tied up in the ropes. After a commercial break, we return to see Houston in a better spot. Picture in picture footage shows us the arrival of the twenty second entrant Brad Rheingans to even the odds, something he accomplished, the arrival and swift departure of Terry Gibbs at twenty-three, Jimmy Garvin’s entrance at number twenty-four and the most recent addition of the twenty fifth entrant, Bobby Eaton. Eaton eliminates Hart and the faces manage to eject Garvin quickly enough to avoid Eaton creating an imbalance. A competitive three on three continues until … 37:30 The twenty sixth entrant is the wild and evil Terry Funk. Things go badly for the faces after that, with Rheingans being eliminated and Cash and Houston getting savagely beaten down. Judging Funk to be the most dangerous, Sullivan and Haze turn on him after that. Initially unsure, Eaton joins in and they’re able to eliminate him. 39:00 Funk clocks number twenty-seven, Sweet Brown Sugar, on his way to the back, meaning that Houston and Cash remain in a sorry state for a while longer. The faces manage to stick around, however, long enough for Eaton to grow frustrated with his lack of progress and turn on his temporary allies. 40:30 Ron Garvin appearance at number twenty-eight caused this fractured alliance to reform, however, and the heels manage to hurl out Cash and Sugar. A fresh Garvin proves something of a match in the early going, especially with Houston at his side, but the numbers game eventually gets the better of him and he is tossed out. For revenge or, perhaps, purely opportunistically, Sullivan and Haze immediately pull Eaton into the ropes and try to get him over. They are thwarted, however, by Houston who barrels into them. 42:00 To Houston’s relief, Wahoo McDaniel is number twenty-nine. Whilst Eaton recuperates, uninterested in helping the Army of Darkness, McDaniel helps Houston in a two-on-two. With Haze in a bad situation and Sullivan thoroughly worn down, Eaton tries to help Wahoo and Sam get Haze up and over. 44:30 The final entrant is Hercules Hernandez. Spurred on by the need to prevent him from turning the tide, a gigantic heave from Wahoo and Houston gets Haze over the top rope. Enraged, Sullivan goes after Eaton. With Cornette and the Angel both getting into the mix, the pair manages to pull themselves out. In quick succession, Hernandez tosses Wahoo out and, with moment on his side, Houston gets under him and eliminates the final entrant. Sam Houston wins a thirty man lottery battle royal in 47:10 by last eliminating Hercules Hernandez and becomes the HS Television Championship
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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    Houston picks up Wendi Richter and Terry Gibbs.
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    Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum – Episode No. 11 – 9th of June 1985 – Airing Live on KHTV 39 Gold Advertised Match: “the Purple Haze” versus “Baby Bull” Leon White for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship and the HS Television Championship We open just moments before the first match gets underway. “the Lone Star” is accompanied by the rest of Kevin Sullivan’s army. Shunji Takano is accompanied by his brother and Pat Patterson but Tojo Yamamoto is notably absent. Patterson uses every trick he can think of to even the odds but it’s nowhere near enough. The champion remains dominant throughout and, if it weren’t for Pat distracting the referee during every pin attempt, he’d likely have put his opponent away within five minutes. Eventually, Sullivan manages to get the better of Patterson, however, and George Takano is kept restrained by “the Purple Haze”. “the Lone Star” defeats Shunji Takano in 11:56 by pinfall after a German suplex to retain the NWA Texas Junior Heavyweight Championship Once the officials manage to get both factions to leave the ring, we cut to the back for a word from Paul Boesch. “Well – uh – with the success of our experimental tag team battle royal, we’re going to be putting on our first ever – uh our first … annual Summertime Lottery Battle Royal. Next week, at Legendary Showdown number five, it’ll be every man for himself and anyone could win.” After a commercial break we return for our main event. This time with a thirty-minute time limit, Leon White faces off against “the Purple Haze” in a rematch for both men’s titles. Every indication seems to be that the two are evenly matched, with interference from the Army of Darkness kept to a minimum by the Youngbloods. Heavy hits, big slams and crushing holds are exchanged one for one. By the time we return from the mid-match commercial break, both men are noticeably tiring, and each new slam threatens to spell the end. Keeping Kevin Sullivan and his minions from interfering becomes harder and harder for the Youngbloods as the Haze’s allies start losing their minds. The Youngbloods receive some unlikely help, however, in the form of Pat Patterson and the Takanos. By now a familiar sight, the ringside area quickly descends into an unruly mass brawl. Tojo Yamamoto makes an appearance soon after, targeting the Takanos, triggering the entirety of the male roster to pour into the ringside area thick and fast. Evidently teasing the forthcoming battle royal, the brawl sufficiently distracts the referee for Pat Patterson to capitalise on an opportunity to get his own back on Kevin Sullivan, when he smashes a bottle over the Haze’s head. “Baby Bull” Leon White defeats “the Purple Haze” in 33:02 by pinfall after interference from Pat Patterson to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship and retain the HS Television Championship
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    NWA Houston

    Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum – Episode No. 10 – 2nd of June 1985 – Airing Live on KHTV 39 Gold Advertised Match: Kevin Sullivan & “the Purple Haze” versus George Takano & Shunji Takano for the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship A brief video package plays, showing the finishes of the previous week’s match before we jump into the opening match. Leon White and Dory Funk, Jr. take each other to the limit in a wild back-and-forth spectacle. Both men have a lot to prove, with White in particular being desperate to make a statement on account of the heavyweight title match scheduled for the following week. Dory seems to notice this at some point during the match, as it becomes increasingly obvious that he is willing to settle for a cheap victory. Such a win almost comes when, on a count of eight, Dory tries to kick the Baby Bull through the ropes. The move backfires on Funk, however, when White pulls him through to the outside and delivers a hellish powerbomb to the floor. A thoroughly exhausted White thinks better of bringing Funk back into the ring for a pin and, instead, leaves him lying. “Baby Bull” Leon White defeats Dory Funk, Jr. in 13:57 by count out and retains the HS Television Championship After a commercial break we go straight to a backstage segment with Kevin Sullivan. His minions are with him but, this time, they are ominously silent, and all dressed in druidic robes. “Leon White! I have a message for you, Leon White. From Abudadein! The altar has been prepared, the faithful have been called and a dark power lies in wait, watching and thirsting. I would warn you. I would tell you that this city is not safe for you … but I know you too well for that. There is … nothing! There is nothing in your mind that the Snake Master has not already revealed to me. The truth is that you will go willingly to your slaughter. You know that it is necessary for to … for you to be reborn! You long for defeat and I promise you that “the Purple Haze” will deliver! Steel yourself!” Sullivan hold the camera’s gaze for an uncomfortably long time before we cut to the next match. The first of two tag team bouts tonight, this match aims to clarify the previous week’s dramatic caged brawl, putting Houston and Royal up against Raschke and the Sheik. The affair plays out as one might expect. Though rattled by their loss, Houston and Royal prove themselves to be the far stronger pairing by miles. Sam Houston & Nelson Royal defeat Baron Von Raschke & the Sheik in 09:41 when Sam Houston pins the Sheik after a bulldog We cut to a commercial break and return for a heel programme. The main event sees Sullivan and Haze take on the Takanos. Whilst Sullivan and Haze prove themselves the deadlier in-ring fighters, Pat Patterson more than makes up for it with endless interference. Patterson & “the Fallen Angel” get into a few comic altercations, eventually leading to a crazed Lone Star rushing to ringside in an effort to turn the tide. Patterson retreats but the Army of Darkness’s celebrations are cut short when he returns with a thunderously enraged Tojo Yamamoto in tow. After making quick work of “the Lone Star”, Patterson directs Tojo to become involved with the events inside the ring. Just as soon he steps up to the apron, however, “the Purple Haze” smacks him across the head, causing him to fall on top of Pat. Shunji leaves his place on the apron to check on his manager and Sullivan’s army immediately take advantage. Kevin Sullivan & “the Purple Haze” defeat George Takano & Shunji Takano in 14:35 when Kevin Sullivan pins George Takano after a powerslam to retain the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship Dramatic events play out after the finish. Patterson become enraged with Tojo, going so far as to spit in his face. For this, he receives a chokehold that nearly puts him to sleep. The Takano brothers then meet this with a savage beatdown, ending only when officials drag them away from a bloodied Yamamoto.
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    Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum – Episode No. 9 “Legendary Showdown IV” – 26th of May 1985 – Airing Live on KHTV 39 Gold Advertised Match: Terry Funk versus Barry Windham for the NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship LEGENDARY SHOWDOWN IV We open with a brief shot of the crowd and the empty ring, replete with its gold ropes and yellow apron, before we cut to the backstage with Paul Boesch. “Hello again, friends, and welcome to our fourth Show – uh – our fourth Legendary Showdown. Before we can hold the twelve-man cage match I’m sure we’re – uh – you’re all waiting to see, it’s the – we’ve – uh – we’ve got to have our scheduled junior heavyweight title contest. To ensure a fair outcome, I have barred every other participant in the cage match from ringside on penalty of being removed from the match. I have also ban – uh – taken the decision to bar “the Fallen Angel” from the arena tonight. Now, without – uh – let’s get to the action.” The opening contest is a rematch from two weeks ago, “the Lone Star” against Nelson Royal. Without any interference from the Army of Darkness, the match proves to be far more even than that encounter, however. The two men go to toe to toe, matching each other hold for hold, and they both, presumably in anticipation of the cage match, decide to take very few risks. The finish, therefore, is unfortunately quite predictable. “the Lone Star” and Nelson Royal draw in 15:00 when the match’s time limit expires, and the NWA Texas Junior Heavyweight Championship does not change hands After a commercial break, we return for our second of three championship rematches. Leon White takes on Tojo Yamamoto in hard-hitting brawl. Pat Patterson, along with his Takano bodyguards, spends the match taunting White and becomes increasingly frustrated the longer the match drags on. Initially receptive to Pat’s constant calls of “put him away!”, “knock him out!” and “finish it!”, Tojo eventually becomes fed up with his manager and scowls at him in response. It becomes evident that Tojo simply cannot compete with the Baby Bull and he fails to recapture his title, to Pat’s obvious frustration. “Baby Bull” Leon White defeats Tojo Yamamoto in 13:03 by pinfall after a sit-out powerbomb to retain the HS Television Championship After White leaves, Tojo confronts Pat, screaming at him in Japanese. The Takanos trying to calm him down but only succeed in convincing him to back down from outright hitting Pat. Yamamoto storms to the back, leaving a flustered and confused Pat Patterson muttering something inaudible. We cut to another commercial break. We return to a shot of Debbie Combs’ face, angry eyes and a clenched jaw, as she watches Velvet McIntyre enter the ring. The match plays out much like the latter half of their previous encounter, with a vicious Combs playing dirty from the outset. McIntyre does not have much of an answer for this and sets most of the match on the backfoot, becoming exhausted far sooner than Combs. Debbie Combs defeats Velvet McIntyre in 12:20 by pinfall after a neckbreaker to win the NWA Texas Women’s Championship Once the two ladies have left the ring, we stick around to see the cage being put up for a few moments before cutting to a commercial break. We return just in time for the opening bell of the big one. On the face side, we have; Sam Houston, Nelson Royal, Tony Garea, Rene Goulet and the Youngbloods. On the heel side, we have; Kevin Sullivan, “the Purple Haze”, “the Lone Star”, Dory Funk, Jr., Baron Von Raschke and the Sheik. A savage brawl erupts almost immediately. Rene Goulet and Baron Von Raschke are quickly identified as weak links by their respective opponents and the two get colour within five minutes. By the time we get to a commercial break, almost all of the participants are bloodied up and very sweaty. We return to troubling scenes, as Tony Garea, Mark Youngblood and Nelson Royal have been knocked down and their partners are fighting a losing battle. The tides seem to change, however, Sam Houston goes for a desperation move and knocks Raschke and the Sheik down with the double clothesline. Sullivan responds to this quickly and cunningly, however, directing traffic towards his endgame strategy. The Haze pins Houston’s arms behind his back and Sullivan and Star smack Jay Youngblood around, trying to keep him busy as much as anything. Funk is then left to go in for the kill on Goulet, who holds on for an admirable length of time, nevertheless. Kevin Sullivan & “the Purple Haze” & “the Lone Star” & Dory Funk, Jr. & Baron Von Raschke & the Sheik defeat Sam Houston & Nelson Royal & Tony Garea & Rene Goulet & Mark Youngblood & Jay Youngblood in 28:52 when Dory Funk, Jr. submits Rene Goulet with a cloverleaf After the officials have evacuated the cage, we get a brief promotional video for next week’s tag title bout, promising that the Army of Darkness will take on the Takanos. Our main event comes after another commercial break, with Terry Funk taking on Barry Windham. The match is a wild brawl, with numerous trips to the outside, though it is nowhere near as bloody as the previous match. Tough competitive, the match seems to be heading Funk’s way until the arrival of an injured and enraged Dusty Rhodes. Without getting physical, the American Dream takes Terry off his game and gives Windham an opening. Barry Windham defeats Terry Funk in 15:47 by pinfall after a lariat to win the NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship
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    NWA Houston

    Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum – Episode No. 8 “The Gauntlet” – 19th of May 1985 – Airing Live on KHTV 39 Gold Advertised Match: “Baby Bull” Leon White versus “the Purple Haze” for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship and the HS Television Championship The show opens with a brief speech from Paul Boesch. “Friends, it brings me great pleasure to introduce to you a night of championship wrestling we are calling “the Gauntlet”. We’ll be seeing two title for title matches and we’ll be pushing some of our champions to the limit. This is all in anticipation of next week’s – uh – “Legendary Showdown” and the – um – the return of the cage.” We cut to the opening match for the six-man title. The newly formed trio of Dory Funk, Jr., Baron Von Raschke and the Sheik take the champions to the limit, taking liberties wherever possible. In the end, however, the power of the bull prevails. “Baby Bull” Leon White & Mark Youngblood & Jay Youngblood defeat Dory Funk, Jr. & Baron Von Raschke & the Sheik in 13:03 when “Baby Bull” Leon White pins Baron Von Raschke after a sit-out powerbomb to retain the NWA Texas Six Man Tag Team Championship We cut to a commercial break and return for the women’s match that will serve as a much-needed break for the Youngbloods. “the Purple Haze” will not receive the same courtesy. More of an angle than a match, Velvet McIntyre dominates Winona Little Heart in what looks like a throwaway match until Debbie Combs storms to the ring and pulls the champion out. McIntyre takes a nasty spill to the outside and Combs follows up with a series of stomps. Velvet McIntyre defeats Winona Little Heart in 04:50 by disqualification after interference from Debbie Combs and retains the NWA Texas Women’s Championship Little Heart responds to these scenes and comes to her opponent’s defence, getting a few licks in on Combs before a swarm of officials descends upon all three women. Once the chaos has died down, the participants in our third match make their way to the ring. The western states tag champions go up against the Texas tag champions in what initially proves to be a ferocious match. The Youngbloods are certainly not operating at one hundred percent but they still prove to be far more of a challenge than the Army of Darkness were expecting. A few near falls, facilitated by “the Fallen Angel” and “the Lone Star”, tease the conclusion most hoped for by Sullivan. In the end, however, after witnessing a bit too much abuse coming the way of “the Purple Haze”, Kevin Sullivan decides to pick up his ball and go home. The Youngbloods (Jay Youngblood & Mark Youngblood) defeat Kevin Sullivan & “the Purple Haze” in 08:48 by count out and retain the NWA Western States Tag Team Championship but the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship does not change hands We cut to a commercial break, which serves as the only respite for “the Purple Haze”, before our main event. From the off, it is a lumberjack match for all intents and purposes. The Youngbloods are in White’s corner, whereas the Haze has all of his stable mates in his. As the match progresses, White’s Japanese enemies, led by Pat Patterson, come to bolster the forces of the Army of Darkness, only to be met by reinforcements from the face side; Sam Houston, Nelson Royal, Tony Garea and Rene Goulet. The brutality within the ring, with Leon White and “the Purple Haze” laying into one another, is soon matched on the outside, with a chaotic and bloody brawl that officials prove totally unable to contain. Thankfully, the brawling keeps interference to a minimum, though the finish is predictably indecisive. “Baby Bull” Leon White and “the Purple Haze” draw in 15:00 when the match’s time limit expires and neither the HS Television Championship nor the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship change hands When the cameras cut off, the brawl is still going on.
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