Lutte Internationale TV
Taped at CHLT-TV Studios, Sherbrooke, QC
July 21st, 1984
(After the opening intro rolls on, Guy Hauray & Édouard Carpentier are waiting at the broadcast booth for the beginning of this week’s episode.)
Guy Hauray: Hello, wrestling fans, and welcome to Lutte Internationale TV! On this week’s episode, we will crown the next contender to Gino Brito’s International TV Championship in a battle royal. Also tonight, once again, the Masked Cowboys have made a special request for a No Holds Barred Match as they’ll be facing Gilles Poisson & Billy Robinson. However, Eddie, given Billy Robinson’s behaviour in the past couple of weeks, we can honestly doubt that this is gonna end well.
Édouard Carpentier: That’s an understatement, Guy. However, Billy Robinson is contractually obligated into those matches he signed before turning on Dino Bravo at the Montreal Forum and Billy apparently will honor those commitments until something is done between he and Dino.
Guy Hauray: In the meantime, we’re ready for action so let’s get to the ring for our opening match!
Jerry Oates vs Baron Von Raschke
The Baron is getting more and more positive reactions as weeks go by and he seems very motivated in the ring this week. Von Raschke doesn’t waste too much time as he gets a decisive victory with his patented Claw to get the submission victory.
Winner: Baron Von Raschke
(We see some footage shot in a locker room in which Sherri Martel is standing in after one of her recent matches. )
Sherri Martel: So, we can now put the rumors to rest. It is true; I, Sherri Martel, am coming to Lutte Internationale and I’m not coming alone. Of course, I’ll be here next week with my all-star ladies tag team for Lutte Internationale TV as we’ll prove without a shadow of a doubt who are the best women in the world of professional wrestling. But this isn’t only about next week, it’s also about the future. What we have planned for the future will be glorious. And it’s only fitting that we will do all of this in a territory that is so hot right now. A mecca in the world of professional wrestling that is Montreal. It’s only fitting that a hot territory becomes....hotter. Isn’t that right, hotstuff?
(A figure emerges from the shadows and it’s none other than “HOTSTUFF” EDDIE GILBERT.)
Eddie Gilbert: Oh yeah, Sherri. Soon. Very soon, it’s gonna be hot in Montreal. And Lutte Internationale will never be the same again.
(We cut back to the broadcast booth as Guy & Édouard seem legitimately shocked by what they just saw.)
Guy: If this territory couldn’t get more action, it seems that Sherri Martel isn’t coming alone soon and she’s gonna bring Eddie Gilbert with her!
Édouard: I don’t know about you, Guy, but this could mean a lot of trouble for many more stars here. I’m thinking about Ricky, Dino, the Rougeaus. They have their hands full as it is already. We know the reputation of Eddie Gilbert in the wrestling world and he’s coming with bad intentions.
Guy: All of our questions will be answered as soon as Eddie Gilbert shows up here but now, it’s time for our International TV Championship #1 Contender Battle Royal!
International TV Championship #1 Contender Battle Royal
Featuring Leo Burke, Bobby Bass, Doug Somers, Sheik Ali, Armand Rougeau, Carlos Colon, Chicky Starr, David Schultz, Mad Dog Lefebvre, Richard Charland, Bobby Kay, Rudy Kay, Kendo Nagasaki, Hercules Ayala, Bob Backlund & George Steele
The International TV Champion Gino Brito is sitting at commentary with Guy Hauray & Édouard Carpentier during the battle royal. Following the events of last week’s episode, Bob Backlund & George “The Animal” Steele are at each other’s throats and they actually are the first ones to be eliminated as they simultaneously throw each other over the top rope. As expected, Frenchy’s Legion use the numbers game to clear the ring and soon we have Schultz, Lefebvre, Charland alone with Carlos Colon & Chicky Starr in the ring. Colon & Starr are able to eliminate Richard Charland from the match and we’re now down to Schultz, Lefebvre, Colon & Starr. All 4 guys are trading blows and Starr tries one high flying move too many as his attempted flying cross body lands him over the top rope outside. Down to 3 men now, Schultz & Lefebvre are working on Carlos Colon and it seems like they’re gonna be able to oust Colon until Schultz accidentally big boots Lefebvre while aiming for Colon. That allows Colon to eliminate Mad Dog Lefebvre and we’re down to our final 2. Gino Brito now stands up as he watches the final moments of the match unfolding. Carlos Colon seems to be reinvigorated and is charging on David Schultz. Colon nails a huge dropkick sending Dr. D to the brink of elimination. But Schultz nails Colon with a big boot and scoops him up to nail Snake Eyes on him. A staggering Colon is then sent over the top rope and David Schultz has won the battle royal. Schultz is taunting Brito in the ring while Frenchy Martin has joined Dr. D to celebrate with him. Words are exchanged but nothing else happens.
Winner & #1 Contender for the International TV Championship: “Dr. D” David Schultz
(Back from the commercial break, we’re going back to the broadcast booth as Guy & Édouard are discussing the upcoming match)
Guy: Now that we’ve crowned a new #1 contender for the TV Championship, we’re now switching gears to the Masked Cowboys situation. Once again, the Masked Cowboys have requested a special match and it’s gonna be Street Fight Rules in this one against Gilles Poisson & Billy Robinson
Édouard : Like we’ve said at the top of the show, I don’t know how it can end will for Gilles Poisson but you’ve gotta hope that Billy Robinson is a man of his word and will keep his promise.
Guy: We’ll see about that because looks like they’re already in the ring!
(Indeed, Gilles Poisson & Billy Robinson are making their way to the ring. Robinson is asking for the ring announcer’s microphone.)
Billy Robinson: Okay, okay, listen, lad. I know that you might not be trusting me because of what happened between me and Dino Bravo at the Forum the other night but this stuff is between me and him. I committed myself contractually to be your tag team partner for this match because it was the right thing to do. I’m still an honourable man, so you don’t have any worries to have here, Fish. This wasn’t supposed to be the match we signed for but you can trust me. I’ve got your back, lad.
(Gilles Poisson seems to be a bit hesitant but after a few seconds, he shakes Robinson’s hand and we see The Masked Cowboys making their way to the ring for the match.)
Street Fight Rules
Gilles Poisson & Billy Robinson vs The Masked Cowboys
As promised, Billy Robinson is standing by Gilles Poisson in the early parts of the match and they fight side-by-side. But it doesn’t take long for Billy Robinson’s true colors to show up again and club Poisson behind the back and leaving the ring. Robinson stands at ringside as The Masked Cowboys are literally destroying poor Gilles Poisson. As expected, The Masked Cowboys then make short work out of Poisson by hitting their Spike Piledriver on Poisson to get the victory.
Winners: The Masked Cowboys
(The match ends and Robinson comes back in the ring to join the Cowboys in beating up Poisson. However, out of nowhere, Dino Bravo storms the ring with a chair in hand, chasing Robinson & the Cowboys away. Bravo and Robinson exchange words with each other as Bravo dares Robinson to get back in the ring but of course, Robinson wants no part of Dino. However, the distraction allows King Tonga & Eddy “The Brain” Creatchman to show up and Tonga attacks Bravo from behind!)
Guy: King Tonga with the sneak attack on Dino Bravo, Eddie. The Brain once again seizing the opportunity as one of his men has attacked Dino!
Édouard: And it looks like our main event has already started, Guy! Can Dino recover from this attack?
King Tonga (w/Eddy “The Brain” Creatchman) vs Dino Bravo
King Tonga’s surprise assault on Dino Bravo gives him the early advantage in the match as Eddy Creatchman shouts instructions to his protégé. Tonga spends the majority of the match working on Bravo’s neck to weaken his upper body and prevent him to use his famed Canadian Backbreaker submission. It will finally take a missed 2nd rope headbutt from Tonga for Dino to regain the advantage. Dino feeds off the crowd’s energy to mount a comeback and trade fists with King Tonga. As expected, Eddy Creatchman tries to get involved in the match and climbs on the ring apron but Dino decks him with a solid right hand and neutralizes him for the rest of the match. The end of the match comes when Dino Bravo is able to hit a beautiful flying cross body block on King Tonga, allowing him to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner: Dino Bravo
(Billy Robinson comes back again at ringside but keeps his distance as Dino Bravo invites him again to step inside the ring. This week’s episode ends in a staredown between the now two sworn enemies.)
À LA SEMAINE PROCHAINE SI DIEU LE VEUT!