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Friday 7th October 1983


Omni, Atlanta, GA


Bell Time 8pm



1. The Shadow Riders (Bobby Jaggers & Johnny Mantell) defeat The Oates Brothers (Ted & Jerry) in 8 minutes following Bobby Jaggers locking in the Hangmans Clutch and submitting Jerry Oates.


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2. The Nightmares (Danny Davis & Ken Wayne) return to Georgia with a victory over the team of Rick Mccord and Ron Ritchie in 12 minutes when Davis hits a Tombstone Piledriver on Mccord and then covered him for the victory.


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3. Southeastern Tag Team Champions Ricky Gibson and Tim Horner go to a 20 minutes time limit draw with the Heavenly Bodies (Bobby Eaton & Tom Pritchard) with Jim Cornette in an action packed match.


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4. National Tag Team Champions Butch Reed and Koko Ware defeat the team of Chick Donovan and Jerry Bryant in 5 minutes when Reed hits a Top Rope Shoulder Block on Bryant and covers him for the win.


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5. In a situation that will be addressed on tomorrow's television program revolving around Tommy Rich's ban from Georgia, "Wildfire" Tommy Rich defeats Robert Fuller via DQ when Robert Fuller attacked Tommy Rich with a steel chair after 14 minutes of brawling.


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6. National Heavyweight Champion Jake Roberts and Buzz Sawyer went to a no contest after 24 minutes of brawling that went all around the jammed packed Omni. This intense filled match could of gone either way but in the end the referee had to throw the match out.





Friday 7th October 1983


Georgia Mountain Centre, Gainesville, GA


Bell Time 8pm



1. Marty Jannetty defeats Tony Falk in 6 minutes following a Tope Rope Cross Body. Marty Jannetty has recently been wrestling on the Alabama indy scene and looks to have potential.


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2. Josh Stroud and Gene Ligon defeat Norman Frederick Charles III and Mike Jackson in 6 minutes following Stroud hitting a running powerslam on Jackson.


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3. Paul Orndorff defeats Television Champion Charlie Cook in 12 minutes following a Armbar submission that Cook passed out through the pain, after Orndorff had spent the match working on the shoulder.


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4. Jimmy Golden defeats Johnny Rich in 13 minutes when he hits a kick below the belt with the referee's back turned followed by the pin for the victory in a feud that doesn't look like its slowly down.


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5. The Armstrongs (Southeastern Heavyweight Champion "Bullet" Bob, Brad and Scott) go to a double DQ with the team of The Flame, Fire and Torch in 16 minutes when the referee lost control and the locker room emptied to split the two teams up at 12 minutes.


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Pretty big show at the Omni there. The fact that tiny Southeastern has now ballooned up to being able to run split crew is quite the alternate history.

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SOUTHEASTERN CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING TV

Saturday 8th October 1983

Taped in front of a live studio audience at the WTBS Television Studio in Atlanta, GA

Hosted by Gordon Solie and Charlie Platt

 

The traditional Southeastern Television credits roll as we go to Gordon Solie standing in front of the Southeastern Championship Wrestling banner in the WTBS studio for the first time. The time is so iconic to NWA wrestling, 6:05pm on Saturday. Gordon welcomes all the fans at home and in the studio to another week of exciting wrestling. He informs the fans there has been a merger between Georgia Championship Wrestling and Southeastern Championship Wrestling, and the companies new name will be the latter, Southeastern Championship Wrestling which will span Alabama, North Florida and Georgia. But there is nothing to worry about as great wrestling action will still be coming to all your homes, nothing has changed only the name here in Georgia.

 

Before we get started with the new era of Southeastern Championship wrestling, he would like to introduce someone to the fans. Out comes a man in a suit, he shakes Gordon hand, and turns to the camera. “Hello everybody, my name is Stanley Blackburn, I am the president of the American Wrestling Association, and I would officially like to welcome, Gordon Solie, Southeastern Championship Wrestling and WTBS to the AWA. The AWA is the premier wrestling governing body here in the United States and is delighted to add Southeastern Championship Wrestling promotion to its association”. Gordon thanks Stanley and shakes his hand as he leaves the set. This is something wrestling fans thought they’d never see.

 

Gordon then introduces a familiar face in Charlie Platt who Solie says is an outstanding young announcers, and he will be joining him each and every week to call the great action on offer. Charlie says he is made up to work with such a legend. He lets the fans know the taping of our television show will rotate from Dothan and Atlanta weekly, so one week at the WTBS Studio in Atlanta and the second week from the WTVY Studio in Dothan Alabama. He turns to Gordon and says should we get on with the action? Gordon agrees and we go to our first match of the day. But before we do, we have to announce todays main event with is the National Tag Team Champions Butch Reed and Koko Ware will be defending the titles against Southeastern Heavyweight Champion “Bullet” Bob and Brad Armstrong.

 

We go to the ring where The Nightmares (Danny Davis & Ken Wayne) face of with the team of Rick Mccord and Ron Ritchie. The Nightmares defeat Mccord and Ritchie in sound fashion when Danny Davis hits a Tombstone Piledriver on Mccord followed by the pin in 6 minutes.

 

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We return with Jim Cornette and The Heavenly Bodies; Bobby Eaton and Tom Pritchard. Cornette says that his team are not only the best in Southeastern Championship Wrestling but in the AWA, and this Monday in Dothan they will prove that when they take the Southeastern Tag Team titles from Tim Horner and Ricky Gibson. They then make their way to the ring where they defeat Gene Ligon and Mike Jackson in 4 minutes following a Top Rope Alabama Jam to Ligon and the pinful in an impressive showing from The Bodies. After the match The Bodies try and make an example out of Ligon and Jackson by continuing the beating, only for Ricky Gibson and Tim Horner to run down to the ring and chase of the Heavenly Bodies. The match is set for Monday evening in Birmingham.

 

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Next up Television Champion Charlie Cook taking on The Torch, Cook who has been having issues with The Nightmares recently. Charlie Cook gets the DQ win over Torch when he goes pins him after he hits a Running Football Tackle at 6 minutes only for The Flame and Fire storm the ring and start to attack Cook only for The Armstrong brothers Scott and Brad come out to even the odds and fight the 3 men back to the studio.

 

=== Run down of this weeks action in Georgia and Alabama ===

 

After the break we are joined by “Wildfire” Tommy Rich and Johnny Rich, Tommy says its great to be back in Georgia, and he’s so happy his ban has been lifted due to the merger and he now has his eyes firmly set on the National Heavyweight Title. The title which is currently held by champion Jake Robert who with Buzz Sawyer went to a no contest last night in The Omni. He knows they will settle the score this Friday night at the Omni and he wants the winner. Gordon Solie tells Tommy that’ll he’ll have his chance, as on Monday in Birmingham he has a number 1 contenders match for the National Title against Robert Fuller who he has traded victories with over the past few weeks. Johnny says that’s great news and he knows his cousin can do it. He will also have his hands full this Monday as he faces Jimmy Golden in their rubber match. The cousins make their way to the ring as they are facing off with The Masked Medics. The Rich’s make quick work of the masked team, getting the victory after 4 minutes following a flying cross body from Johnny Rich to Medic #1.

 

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We return with The Armstrong family joining Gordon Solie and Charlie Platt. They talk about their recent issues with The Flame, Fire and Torch. This Monday in Birmingham they will face of in a 6 man war and Armstrong’s promise it will end it there. Bob and Brad move onto today’s action, they will be up against National Tag Team Champions Butch Reed and Koko Ware. They say they have a lot of respect for Reed and Ware but it’s a massive opportunity for them to get more gold in the family. Scott makes his way to the ring as he has a match. Scott Armstrong defeats Jerry Bryant in 6 minutes with a Superkick that caught Bryant off guard followed by the pin.

 

=== Run down of this week’s action in Georgia and Alabama ===

 

Buzz Sawyer defeats Josh Stroud with a Running Powerslam at 4 minutes. Buzz Sawyer who has a rematch set for this Friday at the Omni against Jake Roberts for National Heavyweight Championship, Buzz former member of the Gentleman’s Club has gone solo in the last few weeks when he got his eyes set on the National Heavyweight Championship. Following the match Buzz Sawyer goes over to Gordon and Charlie. He tells them and promises Jake Roberts that he’ll be taking that title home next Friday.

 

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National Heavyweight Champion Butch Reed and Koko Ware come to the announcers desk and tell the fans they are going to be fighting champions and tonight is just the start of their reign of dominates, there are some fantastic teams here in Southeastern but they are the best and that’s why they have the belts. They make their way to the ring.

 

Outcome the challengers Southeastern Heavyweight Champion “Bullet” Bob and Brad Armstrong, just as they are about to get into the ring, two men in hooded tops smash to baseball bats across the back of the Armstrongs and they go down to the floor, the two men continue their attack, laying in the boot. They reveal themselves to the fans to be none other than the Texas Dynasty Tully Blanchard and David Von Erich from Southwest Championship Wrestling. They say they are here to become National Tag Team Champions, and as Butch and Koko are such fighting champions they should give them the title match. There are now officials looking over Armstrongs while Von Erich and Blanchard stand over with their bats, waiting for Reed and Koko decision. Reed and Koko agree and the match is on.

 

=== Run down of this week’s action in Georgia and Alabama ===

We return with the action in full flow, Von Erich and Blanchard are trying their hardest to isolate Koko Ware and work him over in the corner. Everytime Butch Reed tries to get into the ring to help his partner the referee cuts of his route leading to Tully and David using some more underhanded tactics to punish Ware. Finally after several minutes Koko ducks a clothesline and dives for to make the tag and Butch is in and is a house of fire. Reed is cleaning house, Von Erich and Blanchard can’t contain him. Butch Reed has really change the momentum of this bout, as he climbs to the top rope, when from the back runs out Von Erich and Blanchards valet Sunshine who wobbles the top rope and reed comes crashes down. Tully hits a running knee drop on the fallen Reed and covers him, while David Von Erich holds Reeds legs from the outside as Dave Hebner the referee counts the 3 after 12 minutes. And we have new National Tag Team Champions, in the most unlikely circumstance, Tully Blanchard and David Von Erich are the new National Tag Team Champions after forcing themselves into the match by attacking The Armstrong’s, they celebrate as they make their way to the back, while Butch Reed and Koko Ware argue with the referee. Gordon Solie and Charlie Platt run through todays results and remind the fans to be back tomorrow night for “This Week In AWA”.

 

=== Show Ends ===

Quick Results

 

1. The Nightmares (Danny Davis & Ken Wayne) defeat Rick Mccord and Ron Ritchie in 6 minutes.

2. The Heavenly Bodies (Bobby Eaton & Tom Pritchard) defeat Gene Ligon and Mike Jackson in 4 minutes.

3. TV Champion Charlie Cook defeats Torch in 6 minutes via DQ.

4. “Wildfire” Tommy Rich and Johnny Rich defeat the Masked Medic’s in 4 minutes.

5. Scott Armstrong defeats Jerry Bryant in 6 minutes with a Superkick.

6. Buzz Sawyer defeats Josh Stroud in 4 minutes.

7. Texas Dynasty (Tully Blanchard & David Von Erich) win the National Tag Team Championship from Butch Reed and Koko Ware after 12 minutes.

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Saturday 8th Otcober1983


Houston County Fam Centre, Dothan, AL


Bell Time 8pm



1. The Latin Lovers (Vinnie Valentino & Javier Cruz) defeat the Masked Medic's in 6 minutes with Valentino pin Medic #1 follwoing a backbreaker.


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2. Southeastern Television Champion Charlie Cook defeats Chick Donovan in 9 minutes following a Running Football Tackle and the pin for the victory. Following the match the Nightmares ran to the ring and attacked Cook who they have been having issues with, before Southeastern Tag Team Champions Ricky Gibson and Tim Horner came in to even the odds and chase off the bad guys.


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3. Southeastern Tag Team Champions Ricky Gibson and Tim Horner go to a 20 minutes time limit draw with the Heavenly Bodies (Bobby Eaton & Tom Pritchard) with Jim Cornette in an action packed match. This match had several near falls, which either team could of got the victory but in the end the match ran its course.


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4. Jimmy Golden, Ron Fuller and The Flame defeat Johnny Rich, Brad Armstrong and Scott Armstrong in 13 minutes when Scott Armstrong inexperience allowed him to be caught of guard and The Flame hit a Running Body Splash in the corner followed by the pin.


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5. Southeastern Heavyweight Champion "Bullet" Bob Armstrong and "Wildfire" Tommy Rich win a 2-on-3 handicap match with Robert Fuller, Fire and Torch when Tommy Rich hit a Thesz Press on Fire and pinned him after 16 minutes. After the match Ron Fuller, Jimmy Golden and The Flame come to the ring and attack Armstrong and Rich only for Johnny Rich, Brad Armstrong and Scott Armstrong to come and even the odds and send the Studd Stable and The Flame, Fire and Torch to the back as the good guys celebrate to send the fans home happy.




Saturday 8th Otcober1983


Cobb County Civic Centre, Marietta, GA


Bell Time 8pm



1. The Shadow Riders (Bobby Jaggers & Johnny Mantell) defeat Mike Jackson and Josh Stroud in 7 minutes when Jaggers locked in the Hangmans Clutch and submitted Jackson.


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2. Jerry Bryant defeats Ron Ritchie in 7 minutes in a competitive match, where either man could of got the win, the finish came when it looked like Ritchie was going to roll up Bryant for the win with an inside cradle, but Jerry Bryant pushed of the ropes and reversed the pin and held onto the ropes for the 3 count.


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3. The Nightmares (Danny Davis & Ken Wayne) defeat The Oates (Ted & Jerry) after 12 minutes when Davis hits a Tombstone Piledriver on Jerry for the win.


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4. National Heavyweight Champion Jake Roberts defeats Rick Mccord in 5 minutes following a DDT. After the match Buzz Sawyer strormed the ring and attacked Roberts ahead of their title match this friday at the Omni.


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5. Buzz Sawyer and Paul Orndorff defeat Butch Reed and Koko Ware in 18 minutes, when Buzz Sawyer hits a Running Powerslam on Koko Ware and then pinned him for the victory. Following the bout, Jake Roberts steams into the ring and attacks Sawyer to end the show.


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The first Southeastern episode on WTBS was certainly an interesting one. Started with the big surprise of Southeastern switching sanctioning bodies, with the WTBS now suddenly being the national outlet for the the AWA instead of the NWA. And ended with the unannounced arrival of The Texas Dynasty who took out Bob & Brad Armstrong and ended the show as the National Tag Team Champions.

 

Add in all the good stuff in the middle like a Heavenly Bodies squash, Charlie Cook vs. The Torch, Buzz Sawyer killing a jobber, some good promos from Tommy Rich and The Armstrongs and this was one hell of a show.

 

The Texas Dynasty is going to have to get really creative if they win any more belts now though with them already having one for each shoulder and one around their waists.

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Great show, but I'm unsure of whether or not Turner would have put that on his network. Even so, lots of great stuff, as mentioned above, as well as a NEW bitter rival for the Armstrongs. Despite the whole allegiance switch I still love this promotion as a fan.

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An influx of huge talent. A major shakeup in the rankings of wrestling. Personal feelings aside, I am wondering what the identity of your promotion will be through all this. You started with the Armstrong and company but now with this influx, where do they stand after the initial burst? I'll tune in to find out.

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Wrestling is about stirring the pot and you did that today!

Damn right it is. I'm glad some people are starting to get past this notion that all the territories are supposed to be best of friends and peace and love and harmony should rule the 1983 fantasy rasslin world.

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Great show, but I'm unsure of whether or not Turner would have put that on his network. Even so, lots of great stuff, as mentioned above, as well as a NEW bitter rival for the Armstrongs. Despite the whole allegiance switch I still love this promotion as a fan.

In early 1984 WWF was on Turners network for a good year, so with big Georgia stars like Bob Armstrong and Tommy Rich I can't see why he wouldn't. It's not a load of northern squashes on their tv now, it's stars that they all know, but under the AWA umbrella.

 

An influx of huge talent. A major shakeup in the rankings of wrestling. Personal feelings aside, I am wondering what the identity of your promotion will be through all this. You started with the Armstrong and company but now with this influx, where do they stand after the initial burst? I'll tune in to find out.

The identity is whatever id like it too be, it's still going to be southern brawling at its best. I can assure you the style won't be changing, there be some changes but your have to wait and see.

 

All that's happened is I've changed governing bodies, the AWA is different than the one in real life, hell Nick Bockwinkle isn't even involved. After all AWA is just a name, it's still a Fuller promotion. I wanted a buzz on my first TV, seems to have got it. Would be interested to know people personal feelings? Probably in the general thread...

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Sunday 9th October 1983


J&J Sports Centre, Athens, GA


Bell Time 8pm




1. The Nightmares (Danny Davis & Ken Wayne) defeat Rick McCord and Ron Ritchie in 12 mnutes when Davis and Wayne swapped places and caught McCord of guard and got a sneaky roll up pin.

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2. Paul Orndorff defeats Koko Ware in 14 minutes when Koko submitted to Orndorff's Arm Bar after a very competitive match, Koko got alot offence in on Orndorff but Onrdorff sent a lot of the match targeting the arm, in the end its what lead to the defeat for Ware.

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3. The Shadow Riders (Bobby Jaggers & Johnny Mantell) defeat The Oates (Ted & Jerry) in 8 minutes when Mantell hit a Russian Leg Sweep on Ted Oates and the pin for the victory for his team.

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4. Buzz Sawyer defeats Johnny Rich in 12 minutes in a great brawl, Johnny Rich was trying to get revenge for a year and a half worth of feuding between Buzz and Johnny's cousin "Wildfire" Tommy. Buzz got the win following a Running Powerslam and the pin for the win.

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5. National Heavyweight Champion Jake Roberts and Butch Reed go to a 30 minute time limit draw in an excellent main event.




Sunday 9th October 1983


Bayfront Auditorium, Pensacola, FL


Bell Time 8pm



1. Southeastern Television Champion Charlie Cook defeats Chick Donovan after a Running Football Tackle at the 8 minute mark to win the contest by pinful.


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2. The Studd Stable (Ron Fuller & Jimmy Golden) defeat The Latin Lovers (Vinnie Valentino & Javier Cruz) in 13 minutes when Jimmy Golden pinned Vinnie Valentino after a deadly Piledriver.


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3. Southeastern Tag Team Champions Ricky Gibson and Tim Horner go to a 20 minutes time limit draw with the Heavenly Bodies (Bobby Eaton & Tom Pritchard) with Jim Cornette in an action packed match. After the belt had rung, the champions Gibson and Horner asked for 5 more minutes but Eaton and Pritchard refused and told them they will be taking the titles from them tomorrow night in Birmingham.


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4. Brad and Scott Armstrong defeat Fire and Torch via DQ when The Flame stormed the ring as it looked like the Armstrongs would get the win. The match lasted 8 minutes. A 3-on-2 beat down happened after the referee threw the match out, only for "Bullet" Bob to come down and even the playing field. The Armstrongs challenge The Flame, Fire and Torch to a 6 man match right now, which is accepted.


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5. The Armstrongs (Southeastern Heavyweight Champion "Bullet" Bob, Brad and Scott) defeat The Flame, Fire and Torch via DQ when The Flame attacked Scott Armstrong with a chair from ringside at 13 minutes.


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6. "Wildfire" Tommy Rich and Robert Fuller go to a 30 minute time limit draw. These two meet tomorrow evening in Birmingham for the right to be the number 1 contender for Jake Roberts National Heavyweight Championship, if Jake Roberts can get passed Buzz Sawyer next Friday at the Omni.



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Monday 10th October 1983


Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, AL


Bell Time 7:30pm



1. The Shadow Riders (Johnny Mantell & Bobby Jaggers) defeat The Oates (Ted & Jerry) in 12 minutes following Bobby Jaggers using the Hangmans Clutch on Ted Oates to submit him.


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2. Jimmy Golden defeats Johnny Rich with a Piledriver at 12 minutes to win the rubber match between the two. The feud that has run since July may finally come to an end here, even though Johnny cant be happy with loosing the final match in the series.


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3. National Heavyweight Champion Jake Roberts defeats Ron Fuller with a deadly DDT in 16 minutes. This was an all out brawl between the two.


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4. The Heavenly Bodies (Bobby Eaton & Tom Pritchard) with Jim Cornette defeat Southeastern Tag Team Champions Ricky Gibson and Tim Horner to become new Tag Team Champions. Horner and Gibson were jumped on there way to the ring and Gibson badly damaged his knee, but decided he wanted to carry on. The whole match Eaton and Pritchard target the injured knee of Ricky Gibson and finally the pain is too much and he submits to a Boston Crab from Pritchard at 9 minutes.


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5. The Armstrong's (Southeastern Heavyweight Champion "Bullet" Bob, Brad and Scott) defeat The Flame, Fire and Torch via DQ when The Flame threw a fire ball into the face of "Bullet" Bob and the referee called for the bell at 10 minutes. Following the bell, Brad and Scott check on their father while the medical team check him over.


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6. Buzz Sawyer and Paul Onrdorff defeat Butch Reed and Koko Ware in 18 minutes when Sawyer hit a dying splash from the top rope on Reed and followed up with the pin for the victory for his team.


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7. Robert Fuller defeats "Wildfire" Tommy Rich in 19 minutes in an all out brawl, where both men bleed heavily. Fuller got the win when he got "Wildfire" up into the piledriver position and spike him and pinned him for the victory. Neither men looked like winners at the end but, Robert Fuller is the new number 1 contender for the National Heavyweight Title.




Monday 10th October 1983


Tifton County High School, Tifton, GA


Bell Time 7:30pm



1. The Masked Medics defeat Josh Stroud and Gene Ligon in 6 minutes when Medic #1 hits a Backbreaker on Ligon and pins him.


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2. Ron Ritchie defeats Jerry Bryant in 9 minutes when Ritchie hits a running Bulldog on Bryant and then pibs him for the win.


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3. Tommy Wright defeats Rick Mccord when Wright held the tights going for a cover at 9 minutes.


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4. The Nightmares (Danny Davis & Ken Wayne) and The Oates (Ted & Jerry) go to a 20 minute time limit draw.


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5. Southeastern Television Champion Charlie Cook defeats Chick Donovan in 13 minutes with a Running Football Tackle.

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5. The Armstrong's (Southeastern Heavyweight Champion "Bullet" Bob, Brad and Scott) defeat The Flame, Fire and Torch via DQ when The Flame threw a fire ball into the face of "Bullet" Bob and the referee called for the bell at 10 minutes. Following the bell, Brad and Scott check on their father while the medical team check him over.

The Flame was quite good at throwing those fireballs. Probably the best I've seen at that particular wrestling skill set

 

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Tuesday 11th October 1983


Expo Centre, Mobile, AL


Bell Time 8pm



1. Southeastern Tag Team Champions The Heavenly Bodies (Bobby Eaton & Tom Pritchard) with Jim Cornette defeat Brad and Scott Armstrong in 13 minutes when Bobby Eaton hit a top rope Alabama Jam and the pin for the victory.


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2. The Flame defeats Johnny Rich in 8 minutes when he Flame finishes of the youngster following a massive Samoan Drop and the cover for the victory.


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3. The Studd Stable (Ron & Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden) defeat Southeastern Television Champion Charlie Cook and The Latin Lovers (Vinnie Valentino & Javier Cruz) in 11 minutes when Ron Fuller locked in The Fuller Lock on Javier Cruz who submits through the pain.


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4. Tommy Wright defeats Rick Mccord when Wright held the tights going for a cover at 7 minutes.


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5. Southeastern Heavyweight Champion "Bullet" Bob Armstrong and "Wildfire" Tommy Rich defeat Fire and Torch in 15 minutes when Tommy Rich hits a Thesz Press on Fire followed by the pin for the win.




Tuesday 11th October 1983


Municipal Auditorium, Columbus, GA


Bell Time 8pm



1. The Masked Medics defeat Josh Stroud and Gene Ligon in 6 minutes when Medic #1 hits a Backbreaker on Gene Ligon and pins him for the victory for the Medics.


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2. The Shadow Riders (Bobby Jaggers & Johnny Mantell) defeat The Oates (Ted & Jerry) in 12 minutes when Mantell hit a Russian Leg Sweep on Jerry Oates and the pin for the win.


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3. Butch Reed and Koko Ware defeat The Nightmares (Danny Davis & Ken Wayne) in 18 minutes when Butch hits a second rope Shoulder Block on Wayne for the win.


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4. Ron Ritchie defeats Jerry Bryant in 6 minutes when Ritchie hits a running Bulldog on Bryant and then pins him for the win.


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5. National Heavyweight Champion Jake Roberts and Buzz Sawyer go to a 30 minute time limit draw in an epic encounter.

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Friday 14th October 1983


Omni, Atlanta, GA


Bell Time 8pm



[before the show starts its announced that the return date for the Omni will be Thanksgiving night]



1. Southeastern Television Champion Charlie Cook, Samu, Jerry & Ted Oates and Marty Jannetty defeat the team of The Nightmares (Danny Davis & Ken Wayne), Jerry Bryant, Tommy Wright and Bill Howard in 12 minutes when Charlie Cook hits a Running Football Tackle on Howard and pins him for the win for his team.


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2. The Shadow Riders (Johnny Mantell & Bobby Jaggers) defeat the team of Johnny Rich and Scott Armstrong in 10 minutes when Mantell hits a Russian Legsweep on Scott Armstrong and hooked the leg for the 3 count and the winners cheque.


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3. Southeastern Heavyweight Champion "Bullet" Bob and Brad Armstrong defeat The Flame and Fire via DQ in 11 minutes when Torch ran in and split a pinful attempt form Brad on Fire.


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4. "Wildfire" Tommy Rich defeats Jimmy Golden in 14 minutes with the Thesz Press and the cover for the win.


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5. Southeastern Tag Team Champions The Heavenly Bodies (Bobby Eaton & Tom Pritchard) with Jim Cornette defeat former champions Ricky Gibson & Tim Horner in 13 minutes when Cornette who was carrying a Tennis Racket with him to the ring slapped it across the back of Gibson as he ran the ropes and he stumbled right into a low boot from Pritchard and a Piledriver for the victory.


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6. National Tag Team Champions The Texas Dynasty (David Von Erich & Tully Blanchard) with Sunshine defeat Butch Reed and Koko Ware in 18 minutes when Sunshine passed Tully Blanchard her purse with Tully smashed over Koko Ware's head with knock him clean out. Tully threw the purse back outside to Sunshine as he covers Ware for the win.


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7. Buzz Sawyer defeats National Heavyweight Champion Jake Roberts for the title in 24 minutes in an all out brawl that went all round the Omni. Buzz Sawyer got the win when he scooped Jake up for his Running Power Slam finisher only to slam him into the corner first before turning and slamming him to the mat. Following the match while Sawyer was celebrating finally winning the National Heavyweight Title, when The Studd Stable stormed the ring and attacked Sawyer. Robert Fuller who is the number 1 contender for the title, picked Sawyer up for a Piledriver as Jimmy Golden came off the top rope to spike Sawyer down into the mat. The crowd who arent the biggest fans of Sawyer were chanting "Tommy, Tommy, Tommy", clearly wanting "Wildfire" to come and help his greatest rival, but to no success. The Studd Stable continue their attack...


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Buzz sawyer finally gets it done! Only Fuller has to go and ruin it. That Omni show looks really big, nice way to open it with a ten man tag.

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Something needs to be done about Sunshine's loaded purse.

 

I would have thought the Stud Stable had better sense than to attack Buzz. I mean it's 3 on 1 but still...that dude is nuts.

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SOUTHEASTERN CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING TV

Saturday 15th October 1983

Taped in front of a live studio audience at the WTVY Television Studio in Dothan, AL

Hosted by Charlie Platt and Gordon Solie

We are show clips from last night massive show at the Omni, where Buzz Sawyer finally defeated National Heavyweight Champion Jake Roberts to become the new champion.

 

Following the match while Sawyer was celebrating finally winning the National Heavyweight Title, when The Studd Stable stormed the ring and attacked Sawyer. Robert Fuller who is the number 1 contender for the title, picked Sawyer up for a Piledriver as Jimmy Golden came off the top rope to spike Sawyer down into the mat. The crowd who arent the biggest fans of Sawyer were chanting "Tommy, Tommy, Tommy", clearly wanting "Wildfire" to come and help his greatest rival, but to no success. The Studd Stable continue their attack...

 

We join Gordon Solie and Charlie Platt who welcome the fans to another week of great Southeastern Championship Wrestling action. Almost instantly before Gordon could continue, The Studd Stable come out with blowing party horns and clearly celebrating Robert Fuller being the new number one contender to Buzz Sawyers National Heavyweight Championship. Jimmy Golden tells Gordon that Fullers run this state and he should only speak when spoken too, or he can go back to Atlanta, he then address’s defeating Johnny Rich one last time, and that Johnny Rich better go to the back off the queue. Ron Fuller goes on to say it’s been too long since the Stable held any gold and that’s going to change, next week Jimmy Golden will be challenging Charlie Cook for his Television Championship which he knows Golden can win. Robert Fuller tells Solie and Platt he will be taking wants rightfully his, when he goes up against Sawyer. But due to the paper work not being processed, the match will happen a week Monday, which is one weeks grace for Buzz. Charlie Platt interrupts and says that Stanley Blackburn has sent a telegram stating that this Monday in Birmingham, Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden will be in action, as they will be facing off with National Heavyweight Champion Buzz Sawyer and a partner of his choosing in tag action, Robert Fuller grabs the telegram and rips it up. He grabs hold of Solie and tells him it doesn’t matter who is Buzz Sawyers partner is because the Studd Stable rule as they all walk off blowing their party horns.

 

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Former Southeastern Tag Team Champions Ricky Gibson & Tim Horner open this week’s action with a dominate win over Tony Falk and Bill Howard in 4 minutes when Tim Horner hits a Running Dropkick on Falk and covers him for the win. After the match they walk over to join Gordon Solie and Charlie Platt, they say sorry to the fans for losing the titles this past week and not being able to regain them last night at the Omni, but they have asked Stanley Blackburn and been given a special 3-on-2 tag team title match this Monday in Birmingham which has been agreed, Jim Cornette likes to get involved so much that this week he gets the chance. They go on to say that the match will be for the titles but Jim Cornette will be a participant and there will be no where for him to run. The fans are cheering as they can’t wait for Cornette to get his comeuppance.

 

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Next up we have new Southeastern Tag Team Champions The Heavenly Bodies, Bobby Eaton and Tom Pritchard with as ever Jim Cornette taking on the team of Rick McCord and Ron Ritchie. Eaton and Pritchard get the win in 7 minutes when Bobby Eaton hits an Alabama Jam from the top rope on McCord followed by the pin. Cornette who joins Solie and Platt for commentary after he has introduced his team. Cornette mainly wines about having to get in the ring this Monday while on commentary, that he’s not a wrestler and Stanley Blackburn was a clown for booking him in a match and maybe he’ll run for AWA president. Following the match Eaton and Pritchard join their manager Jim Cornette, where they tell Gibson and Horner that on Monday they put to bed this issue and they will be moving onto bigger and better things.

 

=== Run down of this week’s action coming to Alabama and Georgia ===

 

We return from the break where Charlie Platt and Gordon Sole who are joined by “Wildfire” Tommy Rich and his cousin Johnny Rich. Johnny Rich says that he PO’d at losing to Jimmy Golden, they have battled all across Alabama and Georgia, but he has listen to what Jimmy had to say at the beginning of the show, and if he has to start at the bottom to get another shot at Golden then he will, starting this week in Birmingham, but he will fight through as many wrestlers as he has too and he will gain his revenge. We move over to “Wildfire” Tommy Rich who address’s Gordon as his good friend, says much like his cousin Johnny, he came up short, this time, but he says he isnt changing his direction just going a different route to the National Heavyweight Title, and he is challenging the “Organ Grinder” The Tennessee Studd Ron Fuller this Monday in Birmingham, he’s determined to become the National Champion and this set back won’t stop him. So once he’s gone through Ron Fuller, he’ll be going through Jimmy Golden and anyone else that gets in his way on route to the National Heavyweight Title. The Rich cousins make their way to the ring where they defeat Jerry Bryant and Tommy Wright in 5 minutes when Tommy Rich hits a Thesz Press on Wright followed by the cover for the victory for the Rich cousins.

 

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Back with the action, Gene Ligon is in the ring waiting for National Heavyweight Champion Buzz Sawyer his opponent this evening. Buzz Sawyer steam rolls the ring and just mauls Ligon before the bell sounds, he punishes Ligon for about 25 seconds with stomps and kicks in the corner before throwing him to the ground and climbing to the top rope and launching himself with his head first into Ligon and covers him. Buzz full of adrenaline goes over to Solie and Platt and says that on Monday in Birmingham he has a little surprise for The Studd Stable when everyone sees his partner. As Buzz goes to leave the studio, The Studd Stable jump him from behind and continue their attack from last night at the Omni. Buzz Sawyer is bloodied on the outside of the ring as the Fuller brothers and Golden continue their attack, until Ted and Jerry Oates, Ron Ritchie, Rick McCord, Scott Armstrong, Marty Jannetty, Josh Stroud, Bill Howard and Tony Falk come out and create a human shield around Buzz Sawyer from The Studd Stable as Buzz bleeds on the floor.

 

=== Run down of this week’s action coming to Alabama and Georgia ===

We return with highlights from this week’s Birmingham show and we are shown clips of The Flame throwing a fire ball into the face of Southeastern Heavyweight Champion “Bullet” Bob Armstrong during the 6 man war. Brad and Scott Armstrong join Gordon Solie and Charlie Platt, asthey give an update on their father who isn’t here this week, the doctor has refused to sign his release to wrestle this week, but on Monday the 31st of October the “Bullet” will return, Halloween Night in Birmingham and put his title on the line against The Flame where Fire and Torch will be handcuffed to both Brad and Scott to stop any outside interference. Brad also says that he hasn’t forgotten how The Texas Dynasty cost them a chance winning the National Tag Team Titles, so he has spoken to Stanley Blackburn, president of the AWA, and they will have the chance to have another shot at getting a title opportunity further down the road. Brad Armstrong who is in singles action this week against The Masked Raider (Norman Frederick Charles III under a hood). Brad makes quick work of the Raider and pins him after a Russian Leg Sweep after 4 minutes. Following the match Fire and Torch jump Scott and Brad only for the Armstrong’s to get the upper hand and send Fire and Torch to the changings rooms.

 

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Before our main event this week we are shown the shocking highlights of The Texas Dynasty invading Southeastern Championship Wrestling last week, and inserting themselves into the match but jumping “Bullet” Bob and Brad Armstrong before the bell with baseball bats. To a reign of boo’s the AWA most wanted The Texas Dynasty (David Von Erich & Tully Blanchard) with Sunshine make their way to the ring for Koko Ware and Butch Reed’s rematch. We are shown highlights from the big rematch last night in the Omni, the Texas Dynasty came out on top again, this time with the help of Sunshine’s purse. Reed and Ware make their way to the ring and the match gets started. From the bell is an all-out brawl where neither team really gains control; the battle is in and out of the ring, its absolute chaos here in Dothan, finally the end comes when yet again Sunshine toss’s her purse into the ring for Tully to use on Koko Ware behind the referee’s back to knock Koko Ware out and he covers him for the 3 count at 13 minutes. Butch Reed can’t believe this has happened again and is arguing with the referee as the champions slip out with being noticed with their titles, taking them back to Texas.

=== Show Ends ===

Quick Results

 

1. Ricky Gibson & Tim Horner defeat Tony Falk & Bill Howard in 4 minutes.

2. The Heavenly Bodies defeats Rick McCord & Ron Ritchie in 7 minutes when Eaton pinned McCord.

3. Tommy Rich & Johnny Rich defeat Tommy Wright & Jerry Bryant in 5 minutes

4. Buzz Sawyer defeats Gene Ligon in 40 seconds.

5. Brad Armstrong defeats The Masked Raider (Norman Frederick Charles III under a hood) in 4 minutes.

6. The Texas Dynasty (David Von Erich & Tully Blanchard) with Sunshine defeat Koko Ware & Butch Reed in 13 minutes.

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i wonder how long the Dynasty keeps the titles in Southeast after they lost them in Southwest? :) One thing about this project is seeing how people develop feuds. The promos in between the squashes seems like it would have been a pretty common way of doing things on TV at the time.

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Monday 17th October 1983


Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, AL


Bell Time 7:30pm



1. Johnny Rich defeats Bill Howard in 6 minutes. In his quest to get one more match with Jimmy Golden, Johnny has been told that he needs to start at the bottom and work his way back into the frame for a match. Rich lost the rubber match in the feud between the two wrestlers last week. Johnny Rich doesn't really have much to do this evening as he finishes of Bill Howard in relatively quick fashion when he hits a Running Cross Body Block to Howard and covers him for the win.


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2. The Nightmares (Danny Davis & Ken Wayne) defeat The Oates (Jerry & Ted) in 9 minutes when Davis hits a Tombstone Piledriver on Jerry Oates followed by the cover for the 3 count.


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3. Fire and Torch defeat Brad and Scott Armstrong in 12 minutes when Fire and Torch hit a double splash on Scott Armstrong followed by the pin for the win. For large bulks of the match Fire and Torch isolated the younger of the Armstrong brothers. This time in 2 weeks will see these two teams handcuffed together when "Bullet" Bob Armstrong makes his return to defend his Southeastern Heavyweight Championship against The Flame.


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4. "Wildfire" Tommy Rich defeats Ron Fuller in 14 minutes with the Thesz Press and the pin. Before the bell the leader of The Studd Stable Ron Fuller jumped Rich as he was waving to the fans, Fuller is was in control from that point, working on weakening the knee of Rich to hopefully lock in the Fuller Lock, but "Wildfire" came back to get the win.


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5. Southeastern Tag Team Champions The Heavenly Bodies (Bobby Eaton & Tom Pritchard) and Jim Cornette defeat Ricky Gibson And Tim Horner in a special 3-on-2 handicap match when Jim Cornette pinned Ricky Gibson in 12 minutes. Jim Cornette spent the entire match standing on the apron avoiding getting involved only to be tagged in by mistake and Gibson and Horner finally get there hands on Cornette. The end came when Horner and Gibson had dominated the match and looked as if they were going to get the win, only for a tall man in a black suit, hat and sunglasses comes to the ring and hits a Side Walk Slam on Gibson behind the referees back who was dealing with Horner fighting both Eaton and Pritchard on the outside. The mystery man then picks up Cornette and places him on top of the motionless Gibson for the referee to count the 3 for the Heavenly Bodies to retain the titles. The mystery man dressed in a suit, puts Cornette over his shoulder and carries him to the back.


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6. The Studd Stable (Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden) defeat National Heavyweight Champion Buzz Sawyer in 18 minutes. Buzz Sawyer was asked by the ring announcer who his partner was going to be, he said he didn't need a partner and the bell needs to be rung. Sawyer just charges straight into the Studd Stable and unleashes punch and kick one after the other. Ultimately the numbers advantage got the better of a valiant Sawyer, and The Studd Stable got the win when Golden picked Sawyer up for a piledriver, and Robert Fuller Spiked him and covered him for the win. Robert Fuller celebrated the win holding the National Heavyweight Championship.



Monday 17th October 1983


Civic Centre, Albany, GA


Bell Time 8pm



1. Jerry Bryant defeats Marty Jannetty in 7 minutes when Jannetty missed a top rope cross body and Bryant covers him for the win.


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2. Tommy Wright defeats Josh Stroud in 6 minutes when Tommy Wright holds Stroud tights when he rolled him up for the pin and the win.


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3. Ron Ritchie and Rick McCord defeat The Masked Medic's in 9 minutes when Ritchie hit a Corner Slingslot Splash (Vader Bomb) and the pin for the victory for his team.


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4. The Shadow Riders (Bobby Jaggers & Johnny Mantell) defeat The Latin Lovers (Vinnie Valentino & Javier Cruz) when Bobby Jaggers locks in a Hangmans Clutch on Javier Cruz who submitted at 13 minutes.


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5. Southeastern Television Champion Charlie Cook defeats The Flame via DQ when The Flame brought a chair into the ring and went to attack Cook with it, only for Cook to duck and hit his Running Football Tackle and knock Flame out of the ring. The referee DQ Flame for bringing the chair into the ring,

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Loved the match ups! Reminds me of when I was a kid and I think this is why so many of us are involved. The territory system and especially Southern Wrestling was all about brawls and surprises. I get wait to find out who the tall man in the dark jacket was. Loved seeing Rich come back from the sneak attack!

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Great Birmingham show, loved both of the last two matches. The Armstrong are gonna have to pick it up against the..um fire guys? It's nice to see the Shadow Riders still getting their push.

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