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Hercules could have some serious momentum going for him in World Class, given he's already World Class TV Champion. And with a mastodon like One Man Gang as his partner, I wouldn't count that out of the equation!

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Shultz gets by Windham with the help of Murdoch while JYD gets a stunning quick victory over Gordy to advance. The finals should be explosive! 

Just when you think Akbar is out, he comes back in with a new stable of monsters. 

Always fun seeing an attraction like the Road Warriors. 

Nice job with the battle royal. Very well written and you put a lot of hard work into it. Awesome seeing Herc win it! Also liked seeing Chick Donovan last until the end. 

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-Sunday May 5th-


-Reunion Arena-
-Dallas, Tx-

15,000 plus fans have packed the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas as AWA World Class Wrestling is set to crown it's first Heavyweight and Tag Team Champions. Television cameras are rolling, Marc Lowrance is ready, let's head to the ring!


1) Chief Joe Lightfoot vs "The Duke of Dorchester" Pete Doherty

The debut of both men in AWA World Class saw Lightfoot get the crowd behind early him with his Native American war dance. He would dominate ninety five percent of this short contest and pick up the win with a Tomahawk Chop off the second rope.

Winner: Chief Joe Lightfoot


2) Al Madril vs Bob Bradley

A quick showcase match to get Texas favorite Madril out in front of the crowd. Bradley got a bit of token offense in the opening minutes of the match, but for the most part Madril was in charge and picked up the win with a Crucifix.

Winner: Al Madril


3) Black Bart/Ron Bass vs BYE

Black Bart and Ron Bass came down to the ring long enough to soak in the jeers of the audience as Marc Lowrance announced that they would be receiving a Bye into the finals of the tournament for the Tag Team Titles.

Black Bart and Ron Bass received a BYE into the Tag Team Title Championship Tournament Final


4) Kerry Von Erich/Kevin Von Erich vs Hercules Hernandez/One Man Gang w/Percival Pringle III

Gang and Hercules jumped on The Von Erichs before the bell rang much to the chagrin of the massive crowd. Kerry was thrown from the ring, and Kevin was isolated in the corner by Hernandez. Hercules used his muscle to pound Kevin unmercifully with clubbing blows, bodyslam after bodyslam, and a bearhug that looked to be the end. With the deafening crowd behind him, Kevin managed to fight back from it all. When the Gang tagged in and started using his weight to ram Kevin repeatedly into the corner, and then dropped a big elbow on him, even the crowd thought it was over, but Kevin kicked out at two. The Gang bounced into the ropes and went for the 747, but Kevin managed to roll out of the way. The stomping and clapping was deafening, and when Kevin made the tag, the roof could have come off the Reunion. Kerry came into the ring like a man possessed, and was throwing rapid fire punches at the Gang, and then at Hercules who came into the ring. Back and forth, back and forth, both men were rocking and reeling. BOOM, down went Hercules from a big Discus Punch. BOOM, the Gang got blasted with a Discus Punch and went sailing between the ropes to the floor. A recovered Kevin grabbed hold of the top rope and catapulted himself over the top rope and landed on the Gang on the floor and both men crumbled in a heap. Kerry called for the Iron Claw and went after Hercules who was doing everything he could with his massive arms to block it. Referee Jerry Usher however was laying the count on One Man Gang who was the legal man, and while he did get back to his feet, he resumed fighting with Kevin instead of getting back into the ring and got counted out.

Kerry and Kevin Von Erich advance into the Tag Team Title Championship Tournament Final


5) Chick Donovan vs Grizzly Evans

The larger Evans attempted a Pearl Harbor job before the bell rang, but Donovan caught him coming in and nailed him with a beautiful dropkick. Chick maintained control for the majority of the match, and ended up forcing the big man to submit to his patented Figure Four Leglock.

Winner: Chick Donovan


6) The Russians (Krusher Darsow/Boris Zhukov) vs The Islanders (Samu/The Tonga Kid)

A back and forth, hard hitting match up for several minutes that saw the young Samoan team more than holding their own with the more experienced Russians. Finally Darsow and Zhukov resorted to some underhand tactics to keep Samu in the corner and work him over, but eventually he began lighting both of them up with nasty chops and made the tag to his partner. The end to the match came when Tonga looked to have Zhukov down and out, so Darsow decided to blast Tonga in the head with the chain. What he never expected was Tonga to leap back to his feet just seconds later, with blood streaming down his face. A look of panic crossed the face of Darsow as Tonga Kid loosed a war cry and charged after him, but Darsow and Zhukov quickly escaped the ring and headed for the dressing room.

Winners, by Disqualification: The Islanders


At this point in the show, "Cowboy" Bill Watts came to the ring and announced that AWA World Class would return to Reunion Arena on Monday, May the 27th for Memorial Day Star Wars! He went on to announce that the AWA World Heavyweight Champion and the AWA World Tag Team Champions, as well as all of the AWA World Class roster would be appearing for a huge show.


7 The Road Warriors (Hawk/Animal) & Paul Ellering vs The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts)

This was pretty much a wild brawl from the moment the bell rang, and despite what the 'Birds thought, Ellering was more than able to hold his own. Several times all six men ended up brawling in and out of the ring, and all over the ringside area. The referee threatened disqualification several times, but never pulled the trigger. The end finally came when Gordy and Animal were brawling on the floor, and Hawk had just wiped out Buddy Roberts with a huge neckbreaker, and then headed out to help his partner. Ellering came in to take over on Roberts, but Hayes quickly entered the ring, blindsided Ellering, nailed him with a DDT, and stuck Roberts on top of him. Hayes then bailed out of the ring to pull Gordy away from the Road Warriors. The referee turned away from the brawl and saw Roberts on top of Ellering and counted the pinfall.

Winners: The Fabulous Freebirds


8) Barry Windham vs Dick Murdoch

As soon as the bell rang Windham was all over Murdoch, obviously still angry at Murdoch for costing him his match in the Heavyweight Title tournament on Friday night. The brawl never let up as these two beat each other from pillar to post for a solid twelve minutes in a hard hitting war that saw both men busted open, brawling all over the ringside area, and finally saw the referee call for a Double Disqualification when they both picked up chairs and were swinging them at one another on the floor. Windham would get the best of that exchange, first catching Murdoch in the gut, and then blasting him across the back. A host of referees and officials hit ringside to break up the brawl, and Murdoch quickly escaped to the back. A bloody Windham stood in the center of the ring beckoning for him to come back and fight.

Winner: Double Disqualification


9) Big John Studd/Kim Duk/Yoshi Yatsu w/Skandor Akbar vs Blackjack Lanza/Johnny Mantell/Scott Casey

The opening ten minutes of this match saw Mantell and Casey work with Duk and Yatsu in what was a pretty good tag team match, that saw both teams have control at different points. Lanza tagged in and was working over Yatsu for a couple minutes, but Yatsu caught him with a kick and was able to tag in Studd. At that point, the match changed into a showcase for Studd as he hammered Lanza unmercifully with huge blows. Then when Lanza got lucky and tagged out on an Irish whip, poor Johnny Mantell got it even worse, as Studd tossed him around the ring with several big bodyslams and a beautiful butterfly suplex. Finally Studd locked in his Reverse Bear Hug, while Yatsu and Duk snuck around and pulled Casey and Lanza off the apron. Mantell had little choice but to submit.

Winners: Big John Studd, Kim Duk, and Yoshi Yatsu


10) Kerry Von Erich/Kevin Von Erich vs Black Bart/Ron Bass - AWA World Class Tag Team Titles

A fresh Bart and Bass looked to take advantage of the fact that The Von Erich's had already competed and Pearl Harbored them before the bell ever had a chance to ring. Kevin was tossed out of the ring, and Kerry was beaten relentlessly in the corner of Bass and Bart. They made frequent tags, and just pounded Kerry with huge slams, kicks and knees to the midsection, forearm strikes to the back and neck, and anything else they could think to do to the man. But none of it would keep him down. Every time they went for the cover, Kerry would kick out. Bass hit his Gourdbuster, and Kerry kicked out at two. Bart came back in and beat on Kerry some more, then went up for his Second Rope Leg Drop, but somehow Kerry got out of the way!

Kerry crawled across the ring, and just as Bart tagged Bass back in, Kerry exploded forward and tagged in Kevin as the Reunion Arena went crazy! Big right hand for Bass! Big right hand for Bart! Kevin nailed Bass with a dropkick, Kevin nailed Bart with a dropkick. Kevin was going crazy beating up both guys!! He caught Bart with another dropkick that sent the big man sailing over the top rope and to the floor. he peppered Bass with more punches that left him reeling. Kevin headed for the top rope and sailed off backwards into his Turning Crossbody Block and caught Bass perfectly, but on the way down Kevin's foot clipped referee Rick Hazzard and knocked him to the canvas. Kevin has Ron Bass covered, but there is no referee to count.

The boo's of the Dallas faithful turn nuclear, as The Fabulous Freebirds come running down the aisle. Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts run around the side of the ring and yank Kerry Von Erich off the apron. They slam him face first into the ringpost, and then Hayes drops him on the floor with a DDT. Gordy meanwhile slides into the ring and pulls Kevin off of Ron Bass. He kicks Kevin hard in the groin, then nails him with a huge Piledriver right in the center of the ring. Gordy quickly slides out of the ring and joins his retreating Freebird brothers as they head to the back. Ron Bass looks at the fallen Kevin and shrugs his shoulders, before walking over and shaking Rick Hazzard awake. Bass then pulls Kevin off the mat, hits him with the Gourdbuster and covers him for the 1,2,3.

Winners, and NEW AWA World Class Tag Team Champions: "Outlaw" Ron Bass and Black Bart


11) The Junkyard Dog vs "Dr. D" David Schultz - AWA World Class Heavyweight Title

Schultz and JYD came nose to nose in the center of the ring and began to jaw at one another as soon as the bell rang. The verbal exchange went on for a solid thirty seconds until finally JYD nodded his head and then slugged Schultz in the jaw with a huge left hand that knocked Dr. D back several steps. After taking a second to recover, a smile came across the face of Schultz and then he could be clearly heard saying "Come on, Boy!" The two came together in the center of the ring hurling punches at one another, until Schultz took the advantage by jamming his thumb into the eye of the Dog. Schultz smashed an elbow into the forehead of JYD, then grabbed a front facelock and rode Dog down to the canvas. Schultz kept JYD on the ground, switching from the facelock to a side headlock into a hammerlock, talking trash the whole time. JYD was finally able to maneuver to a seated position while in the hammerlock, and broke the move by throwing his head back and connecting with the face of Dr. D.

Schultz clutched his face, as JYD rapidly came across the mat on all fours and headbutted Schultz again and again until he rolled out to the floor. JYD followed him out and Schultz quickly ran around the ring post and rolled back in, so that he could lay the stomps in when the Dog followed. Unfortunately for him, Dog was smart to the trick and instead got back up on the apron instead of rolling into the ring. Schultz charged at him and attempted to clothesline him off the apron, but the Dog ducked down and caught Schultz with a shoulder to the midsection. JYD quickly got back into the ring and grabbed Dr. D from behind and gave him a huge atomic drop and followed it up with a big bodyslam.

Schultz again rolled out to the floor, and this time Junkyard Dog took a moment to acknowledge the crowd before heading out after him. This gave Schultz a second longer to recover and he charged Dog and rammed him back first into the apron of the ring. Schultz didn't let up and smashed JYD into the apron several more times, before hooking him and taking him over with a vertical suplex on the floor. Although the move hurt him too, Schultz was first to recover and rolled back into the ring, just long enough to break the count, then rolled back out and picked JYD up off the floor. Dr. D lifted JYD up and gave him a version of a hot shot onto the ring apron, before rolling him back into the ring. Schultz followed him back in and covered for two.

After JYD kicked out, Schultz laid the boots into him, and then dropped an elbow on the fallen Dog. Schultz yanked him up by the hair, and then took him over with another suplex. Schultz cranked on another headlock, but unbeknownst to the referee, had slipped the strap of his singlet around the throat of JYD and was choking him with it as well. Finally after what seemed like an eternity, the referee caught on and forced Dr. D to break the hold. After being admonished by the referee, Schultz stood back and forced JYD to exert his own effort in getting to his feet. As soon as he did, Schultz charged across the ring and took the Dog down with a huge clothesline. He then dropped a knee on his head. With things seeming well in hand, Dr. D went to the turnbuckles and sailed off with his Second Rope Elbow Drop. He landed squarely in the center of the Dog's chest and referee Jerry Usher counted One, Two, Thre...KICK OUT!!

Schultz was staring at the referee in disbelief as he held up two fingers. Dr. D grabbed Jerry Usher by the shirt and threatened to hit him, but then thought better of it and turned his attention back to The Junkard Dog. Schultz grabbed two handfuls of the Dog's hair and pulled him off the canvas. He slapped JYD hard in the face and then shoved his head between his legs and motioned for the piledriver. Schultz wrapped his arms around the waist of JYD and pulled for all he was worth, but he couldn't budge the Dog. The eyes of Schultz grew huge as his feet came off the canvas, and The Junkard Dog backdropped him out of the piledriver attempt. A fired up JYD turned his attention to Schultz who was just getting up off the mat and blasted him with a right hand.

The Reunion Arena crowd was going nuts as JYD blasted Dr. D with punch after punch that had him staggering. The Dog then leapt up and smashed Schultz with a huge headbutt that sent him back into the ropes. Dog grabbed him and whipped him into the opposite ropes and caught him on the way back with a huge Powerslam and came crashing down with him. Referee Jerry Usher counted One, Two, Three!

Winner, and AWA World Class Heavyweight Champion: The Junkyard Dog

 

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I certainly didn't see Ron Bass & Black Bart beating the Von Erichs in the finals but man, the nuclear heat they must've gotten will only make them look better.

Big statement win for the Fabulous Freebirds, although by nefarious ways but how many teams can brag about beating the Road Warriors in any kind of match?

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What a show with a few legit shockers....I'm sure no one expected the Birds to pull off a win over the Warriors and certainly didn't expect to see Bass/Bart pull off the title win against the Von Erichs...great stuff!

As Edger mentioned, this puts nuclear heat in Bart/Bass, not to mention it brings them a whole level of stardom in Texas.

JYD is a great choice as champion with plenty of big time heels to come after him.

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A couple big surprise heel wins and then crowning JYD to send the crowd home happy. Strong show. Have to echo Gene here - there are plenty of strong heels to chase the Dog. World Class promoters better have some sturdy umbrellas to protect them from all that money raining down. JYD and the Von Erichs on top is almost unfair.

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I have to catch my breath after that show. Great job! 

Lightfoot, Chick and Madril pick up solid wins.

Bass and Bart get the luxury of a bye while the Von Erichs have a hard fought win over OMG and Herc to advance. 

Islanders show the Russians how tough they are. This should be a good feud.

Freebirds get a big win over Paul and the Road Warriors. The Birds needed this one.

Windham and Murdoch battle to a wild double DQ which means we get more...YES!

Akbar's men look devastating. Lot's of tough heel factions in WCCW. 

Thanks to the Birds, Bass and Bart defeat the Von Erichs to with the straps. Reunion Arena must of been ready to riot after that one. 

Awesome main event as JYD and Shultz battle it out for the title! The tournament concludes as JYD wins the title! Great way to end the show. 

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-5-6-84 from the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, LA-


1) Brett Wayne Sawyer beat Pete Doherty in 5:19 w/Flying Cross Body

2) The Islanders (Samu/The Tonga Kid) over The Mongols (Taras Bulba/Nazar Bulba) in 12:37 when Tonga Kid pinned Taras Bulba

3) The Oriental Assassins (Kim Duk/Yoshi Yatsu) w/Skandor Akbar defeated Johnny Mantell/Scott Casey in 16:43 when Duk pinned Mantell

4) Hercules Hernandez w/Percival Pringle III over Chief Joe Lightfoot in 8:27 w/One Armed Backbreaker

5) David Schultz defeated Blackjack Lanza in 7:39 w/Second Rope Elbow Drop

6) The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Terry Gordy) w/Buddy Roberts beat Chick Donovan/Al Madril in 19:11 when Gordy pinned Donovan

7) Barry Windham and Dick Murdoch wrestled to a Draw in 20:00

8) Kerry Von Erich/Kevin Von Erich beat Ron Bass/Black Bart by Disqualification in 18:37 when Bart hit Kevin with a chair.

9) Big John Studd w/Skandor Akbar defeated Charlie Cook/Jerry Oske/George Weingeroff in 5:41

10) The Junkyard Dog over One Mang Gang w/Percival Pringle III by Count Out in 10:56

 

-5-7-84 from the Auditorium in Lafayette, LA-


1) Brett Wayne Sawyer beat Pete Doherty in 5:14 w/Piledriver

2) The Islanders (Samu/The Tonga Kid) over The Mongols (Taras Bulba/Nazar Bulba) in 12:38 when Tonga Kid pinned Taras Bulba

3) The Oriental Assassins (Kim Duk/Yoshi Yatsu) w/Skandor Akbar defeated Johnny Mantell/Scott Casey in 16:33 when Duk pinned Casey

4) Hercules Hernandez w/Percival Pringle III over Chief Joe Lightfoot in 8:16 w/One Armed Backbreaker

5) David Schultz defeated Blackjack Lanza in 7:27 w/Second Rope Elbow Drop

6) The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Terry Gordy) w/Buddy Roberts beat Chick Donovan/Al Madril in 19:31 when Gordy pinned Donovan

7) Barry Windham and Dick Murdoch wrestled to a Draw in 20:00

8) Kerry Von Erich/Kevin Von Erich beat Ron Bass/Black Bart by Disqualification in 18:52 when Bart hit Kevin with a chair.

9) Big John Studd w/Skandor Akbar defeated Charlie Cook/Jerry Oske/George Weingeroff in 5:25

10) The Junkyard Dog over One Mang Gang w/Percival Pringle III by Count Out in 10:41
 


-5-8-84 from the Riverside Centroplex in Baton Rouge, LA-


1) Brett Wayne Sawyer beat Pete Doherty in 5:09 w/Flying Cross Body

2) The Islanders (Samu/The Tonga Kid) over The Mongols (Taras Bulba/Nazar Bulba) in 12:43 when Tonga Kid pinned Taras Bulba

3) The Oriental Assassins (Kim Duk/Yoshi Yatsu) w/Skandor Akbar defeated Johnny Mantell/Scott Casey in 16:23 when Yatsu pinned Mantell

4) Hercules Hernandez w/Percival Pringle III over Chief Joe Lightfoot in 8:57 w/One Armed Backbreaker

5) David Schultz defeated Blackjack Lanza in 6:59 w/Second Rope Elbow Drop

6) The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Terry Gordy) w/Buddy Roberts beat Chick Donovan/Al Madril in 21:01 when Hayes pinned Donovan

7) Barry Windham and Dick Murdoch wrestled to a Draw in 20:00

8) Kerry Von Erich/Kevin Von Erich beat Ron Bass/Black Bart by Disqualification in 19:07 when Bart hit Kerry with a chair.

9) Big John Studd w/Skandor Akbar defeated Charlie Cook/Jerry Oske/George Weingeroff in 5:35

10) The Junkyard Dog over One Mang Gang w/Percival Pringle III by Count Out in 12:02

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I really like the rebuilt Devastation Inc.

Great card at Reunion Arena.

The Fabulous Freebirds are now in their wheelhouse as they are causing chaos not only for the VonErich's but the Road Warriors.

The VonErich wins by DQ in the house show loop over the champs is the perfect World Class finish.  It just gets the fans more and more hyped up that their beloved VonErich's are so close to the title and keeps them buying the tickets

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Great series of house shows here......Studd comes out looking like a huge threat defeating three opponents.

JYD vs. Gang makes for a great main event!

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-Broadcasting live to our local affiliates in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri, as well as in Syndication across these great United States, the American Wrestling Association proudly presents World Class Wrestling, coming to you this week from the Irish McNeil Boys Club in Shreveport, Louisiana!-

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Jim Ross: Hello Everyone, and Welcome to AWA World Class Wrestling! I'm Jim Ross and joining me as always is "Cowboy" Bill Watts! We are coming off the biggest weekend in the history of this company, as we have officially crowned all of our champions.

Bill Watts: That's right Jim. As you all witnessed last week, Hercules Hernandez outlasted nineteen other men to win the battle royal and claim the AWA World Class Television Title. Tonight he will put that title on the line in our main event.

Jim Ross: Then over the course of two days last weekend, sixteen teams competed in a tournament to crown the AWA World Class Tag Team Champions. Let's go now to some highlights from that tournament.


A montage of clips from the Tag Tournament are shown including Ron Bass pinning Bugsy McGraw, The Freebirds with their arms raised in victory, Road Warrior Hawk tearing the head off of Grizzly Boone with a Flying Clothesline, The Islanders beating up The Mongols, One Man Gang squashing Charlie Cook with the 747, The Von Erichs celebrating a victory, Black Bart hitting Tom Zenk with a stun gun, The Road Warriors and The Freebirds engaged in a wild brawl, Percy Pringle cheating to help Hercules pin one of The Islanders, Kerry Von Erich hitting Zhukov with a Discus Punch and pinning him, Bart and Bass celebrating their bye, Kerry blasting One Man Gang with a Discus Punch that sent him out of the ring, and finally Kevin catapulting himself over the top rope onto the Gang.


Jim Ross: The tournament came down to the teams of Ron Bass and Black Bart and The Von Erich Brothers. The Von Erichs had things well in hand when this happened...


Kevin headed for the top rope and sailed off backwards into his Turning Crossbody Block and caught Bass perfectly, but on the way down Kevin's foot clipped referee Rick Hazzard and knocked him to the canvas. Kevin has Ron Bass covered, but there is no referee to count. The boo's of the Dallas faithful turn nuclear, as The Fabulous Freebirds come running down the aisle. Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts run around the side of the ring and yank Kerry Von Erich off the apron. They slam him face first into the ring post, and then Hayes drops him on the floor with a DDT. Gordy meanwhile slides into the ring and pulls Kevin off of Ron Bass. He kicks Kevin hard in the groin, then nails him with a huge Piledriver right in the center of the ring. Gordy quickly slides out of the ring and joins his retreating Freebird brothers as they head to the back.


Jim Ross: There was no recovering for the Von Erichs after that and the team of Bart and Bass went on to become the AWA World Class Tag Team Champions.

Bill Watts: This war between The Fabulous Freebirds and The Von Erichs has been raging since Christmas of 1982 and it's getting out of control.

Jim Ross: Well Bill, you aren't the only one that feels that way, let's head down to ringside where Marc Lowrance is standing by.


We cut to ringside where Marc Lowrance is standing with Kerry Von Erich, Kevin Von Erich, and Al Madril. Madril is dressed to wrestle, while both Kevin and Kerry are in street clothes.

Marc Lowrance: Thanks Jim. Kevin, Kerry, you asked for this time because you said you needed to do something that you should have done a long time ago.

Kevin Von Erich: That's right Marc. These Fabulous Freebirds have been nothing but a thorn in our sides since they showed up here in Texas. They came in acting like they were our friends, acting like they were all buddy buddy with our brother David. Michael Hayes acting like he was Kerry's best friend. Then they double crossed us, and they've just continued to get in our way and cost us matches and cost us titles, and WE'RE SICK OF IT!

Kerry Von Erich: You know, they slammed that cage on my head and cost me the World Title. Now they cost me and Kevin the Tag Titles. So we've been thinking about it all week, and we've decided to do what we should have done a long time ago. On Memorial Day, when we are back in Dallas at the Reunion Arena....Fabulous Freebirds....me and Kevin challenge you to a Losers Leaves World Class Wrestling match.

Marc Lowrance: Losers Leave World Class??

Kevin Von Erich: That's right Marc! If the Freebirds have the guts to accept, me, and Kerry, and our good friend Al Madril are challenging them to a 6 man tag match and the losers have to leave World Class FOREVER!!

Marc Lowrance: Al Madril?

Al Madril: The Von Erichs have been my friends for a long time Marc Lowrance. If they need my help to run those no good Freebirds out of World Class, then they've got it!!

Madril and The Von Erichs all high five one another as Marc Lowrance continues to look shocked.


-Commercial Break-


Jim Ross: Huge news before the break Cowboy as The Von Erichs and Al Madril have challenged The Fabulous Freebirds to a Losers Leave Town match at the upcoming Memorial Day Star Wars event!

Bill Watts: I know for a fact that the Fabulous Freebirds aren't in the building tonight, but I have to think we'll get an answer from them next week.

Jim Ross: Let's head down to the ring where we will see Al Madril in action!

 

1 Fall, 10 Minute Time Limit


-Al Madril vs Pete Doherty-

Still fired up from making the challenge, Madril is all business in the ring, working over the back and midsection of Doherty with some hip tosses, bodyslams, and knees to the midsection. Madril wastes little time and clamps on an Abdominal Stretch in the center of the ring, cranks back on it, and Doherty gives it up.

Winner: Al Madril

 

Jim Ross: Madril with an impressive win tonight and he looks ready to fight the Freebirds all by himself!

Bill Watts: Al looked great tonight, but if the Freebirds do accept this challenge, you have to believe there will be a war between those two teams. No one is going anywhere easily.

Jim Ross: True enough Cowboy. Now, let's take a moment and talk about the other part of that tournament final, Black Bart and Ron Bass.

Bill Watts: There a tough team Jim. Two rough and tumble men, but they cheated their way through the tournament, got a bye into the finals, and then won because of the Freebirds interference. I don't see how they can be the least bit proud of themselves.

Jim Ross: We'll hear from them after the next match, which will see the television debut of a team that made their debut in the tournament.

Bill Watts: Now this is a team I like Jim. Samu and The Tonga Kid, The Islanders. These boys hit hard, do whatever it takes to win, and worry about the rest of the crap later.

Jim Ross: Well put Bill. Let's see them in action right now!

 

1 Fall, 15 Minute Time Limit


-The Islanders (Samu/The Tonga Kid) vs Charlie Cook/Tiger Conway Jr-

Conway started with Samu and after about five blistering chops and a thrust kick to the chest made the tag to Cook. Cook didn't fare any better as a double team headbutt left him reeling, and then a double thrust kick sent him to the mat. Tonga Kid scaled to the top turnbuckle and hit a flying splash from about three quarters of the way across the ring to bring the crowd to their feet and that was all she wrote.

Winners: The Islanders


As Charlie Cook was being helped to his feet by his partner and the referee, Tiger Conway Jr blasted him with a headbutt, then left the ring shaking his head.

 

Jim Ross: An absolute mauling by The Islanders in there tonight!

Bill Watts: I told you I liked those guys Jim! No time wasted. Get in, do what you gotta do, get out. Bart and Bass had better be on the look out for The Islanders.

Jim Ross: Tiger Conway apparently taking issue with his partner getting pinned in there tonight. We'll be right back folks.


-Commercial Break-


We come back from commercial to Marc Lowrance standing at ringside with "Outlaw" Ron Bass and Black Bart who are both dressed in blue jeans, black vests, black cowboy hats, and the AWA World Class Tag Team Titles.

Marc Lowrance: Ladies and Gentleman, I am here with the newly crowned AWA World Class Tag Team Champions Black Bart and Ron Bass. Gentleman, let me first start by asking, are you proud of the way you won those titles?

Both men look at Marc Lowrance like he has lost his mind. Bart snatches the microphone out of his hands, while Bass pushes him out of the camera angle.

Black Bart: PROUD'A THE WAY WE WON THE TITLES! COURSE WE'RE PROUD'A THE WAY WE WON THE TITLES! WE DONE WON 'EM DIDN'T WE!!

Ron Bass: We beat Madril and McGraw.....

Black Bart: MMM HMMM!

Ron Bass: We beat Perez and Zenk.....

Black Bart: IT WAS EASY!!

Ron Bass: We beat the Road Warriors AND the Freebirds....

Black Bart: SURE ENOUGH!!

Ron Bass: Then we beat them Von Erich boys, fair and square, right in the middle of the dadgum ring!

Black Bart: DANG RIGHT WE DID!

Ron Bass: Heck, just now that fella beat up his partner and left him laying 'cause he knew they weren't a good enough team to beat us!

Black Bart: JUST HAPPENED!!

Ron Bass: So all you geeks out there can think whatever you want, but Ron Bass and Black Bart done proved that we're the best tag team in the whole dang world.

Black Bart: AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, COME TAKE 'EM FROM US!!

Both men storm away from the ring as the boo's from the crowd get louder.


Jim Ross: I guess that answers your question about whether or not they are proud of themselves.

Bill Watts: I should have known.

Jim Ross: Well Bill, we've spent a good portion of tonight talking about the World Class Tag Team Titles. Now I think maybe we should talk about the World Class Heavyweight Title.

Bill Watts: Indeed Jim. Let's roll a little footage from that match.


Dr. D went to the turnbuckles and sailed off with his Second Rope Elbow Drop. He landed squarely in the center of the Dog's chest and referee Jerry Usher counted One, Two, Thre...KICK OUT!! Schultz was staring at the referee in disbelief as he held up two fingers. Dr. D grabbed Jerry Usher by the shirt and threatened to hit him, but then thought better of it and turned his attention back to The Junkard Dog. Schultz grabbed two handfuls of the Dog's hair and pulled him off the canvas. He slapped JYD hard in the face and then shoved his head between his legs and motioned for the piledriver. Schultz wrapped his arms around the waist of JYD and pulled for all he was worth, but he couldn't budge the Dog. The eyes of Schultz grew huge as his feet came off the canvas, and The Junkard Dog backdropped him out of the piledriver attempt. A fired up JYD turned his attention to Schultz who was just getting up off the mat and blasted him with a right hand. The Reunion Arena crowd was going nuts as JYD blasted Dr. D with punch after punch that had him staggering. The Dog then leapt up and smashed Schultz with a huge headbutt that sent him back into the ropes. Dog grabbed him and whipped him into the opposite ropes and caught him on the way back with a huge Powerslam and came crashing down with him.


Marc Lowrance: Ladies and Gentleman, the AWA World Class Heavyweight Champion, The Junkyard Dog!!!

The Louisiana crowd goes absolutely insane as "Another One Bites the Dust" begins to play and JYD comes to ringside with the title strapped around his waist.

Marc Lowrance: JYD, let me be the first to congratulate you on becoming the AWA World Class Heavyweight Champion!

JYD: Thank Ya Marc! Before we go any further I gotta tell ya how good it feels to be here with my people in Louisiana tonight!

Another explosion of cheers from the crowd!

Marc Lowrance: Dog, you had a hard road to that title. The Ugandan Giant, The One Man Gang, Freebird Terry Gordy, and David Schultz all stood before you, and you overcame them all to become Champion. Tell us about it.

JYD: Well Marc, I just went out there and did what the Dog does baby. It don't matter to me how big they are, or how bad they think they are, cause the Junkyard Dog is bad to the bone and the proof is right here in this belt. So anybody that wanna take a shot at the Big Bad Dog is welcome to step into that ring with me, cause they'll get..

A wave of boo's from the crowd interrupts the Dog as Big John Studd and General Skandor Akbar make their way down to the ring. Studd stops and locks eyes with JYD for a moment and the microphone picks him up saying "Nice Belt" before he heads into the ring.

JYD: Any time you wanna try it big man, you just sign your name on that dotted line, the Dog ain't a hard man to find.

Dog nods to Marc Lowrance and walks away from ringside as the audience begins to cheer again.


-Commercial Break-

 

1 Fall, 15 Minute Time Limit


-Big John Studd w/Skandor Akbar vs Mike Reed-

Apparently fired up from his confrontation with JYD, Studd wasted no time with Reed. He backed him in the corner off the lock up, hammered him with several massive forearms across the back, then hooked him and sent him most of the way across the ring with a huge butterfly suplex. Studd yanked Reed up by the hair, and whipped him into the ropes, a stiff clothesline sent Reed crashing back to the canvas. Studd yanked him back up again and hoisted him into a Double Underhook Over the Shoulder Backbreaker. Reed submitted immediately.

Winner: Big John Studd

 

Jim Ross: Big John Studd makes short work of his opponent here tonight, and it appears he would like to be the first to challenge The Junkyard Dog.

Bill Watts: There is a long line of men who would love to have that opportunity, and I can tell you that Bob Geigel and everyone behind the scenes are weighing the decision on who should get that shot very carefully. But if I could, I would like to take a moment and congratulate the Dog on his title win. Anyone who knows anything about me or JYD knows that we have history, so I just wanted him to know how proud I am of his big win.

Jim Ross: Okay folks, we are going to take one last break, and we'll be back with our main event which will see the World Class Television Title on the line!!


-Commercial Break-


Jim Ross: Welcome back Ladies and Gentleman, let's head down to the ring where the man who finished runner up in the battle royal last week Chick Donovan will challenge Hercules Hernandez for the AWA World Class Television Title!

 

1 Fall, 15 Minute Time Limit


-Hercules Hernandez w/Percival Pringle III vs Chick Donovan - AWA World Class Television Title

Right out of the lock up, Hercules used his strength advantage and just shoved Chick backwards hard onto the mat. Hercules flexed his biceps, as Donovan just nodded his head as if to say let's try this again. A second lock up and again Hercules just pushed Chick half way across the ring. Another flex, another nod, and they went to lock up again. Only this time, Donovan changed angles at the last minute and jumped over the leg of Hercules, catching him in a surprise roll up! Referee James Beard counted to two, and Hercules came up angry. He swung a clothesline at Chick, who ducked it and caught him with a dropkick that staggered Hernandez. Chick got back to his feet quickly and started laying in the punches, then fired Hercules into the ropes. Not sure what Donovan had in mind, but Hercules about ripped his head off with a clothesline. Hercules scooped Donovan up and planted him with a huge bodyslam, then dropped a big elbow to his chest. Chick kicked out at two, but Hercules didn't let it bother him as he pulled Donovan up by the hair and shot him into the ropes. A big shoulderblock would send Chick back down, and another elbow drop would follow. Hercules grabbed Donovan and hoisted him onto his shoulder and drilled him with a big powerslam. Hernandez then picked Donovan up again and hoisted him up into a One Armed Backbreaker. Donovan fought to get out of it and held on as long as he could, but finally had no choice and submitted.

Winner, and still AWA World Class Television Champion: Hercules Hernandez


Marc Lowrance is joined at ringside by Percival Pringle III and Hercules Hernandez.

Marc Lowrance: A very impressive win by the new Television Champion here tonight.

Percival Pringle III: That's right Marc Lowrance. My Hercules walked into that ring last week and stood toe to toe with nineteen other men. He fought tooth and nail against the best that World Class has to offer, and none of them could withstand the strength, none of them could withstand the power of my Mighty Hercules, and he brought home the AWA World Class Television Championship to the Pringle Dynasty. Then tonight he went in there and made the first in what will be a long line of defenses of that title. So Hercules, why don't you go on back, get a shower, and I'll have the limousine ready with the champagne on ice by the time you are done!

Hercules claps Pringle on the shoulder and heads back to the locker room to a chorus of boo's. Marc Lowrance starts to speak, but Pringle cuts him off.

Percival Pringle III: Now, before I join Hercules in celebrating his victory, I have a little more business to take care of Marc Lowrance. So you just keep your mouth shut and hold that microphone! Now, after the grueling weekend we had in Texas last week, I decided to give my One Man Gang some time off this week to relax. But if you know my One Man Gang, relaxing isn't something that comes natural to him. So while he's been back home in Chicago, instead of taking it easy, he's been thinking about the next person he is going to beat up.  

Percy pauses for a moment, and a smile crosses his face

Percival Pringle III: HULK HOGAN! My One Man Gang heard you are coming to Memorial Day Star Wars to defend the AWA World Heavyweight Title! Well Hulk Hogan, they say you are big, and they say you are bad. So let's see just how big and bad you are. Let's see if you will accept the challenge of my ONE....MAN....GANG!!

Pringle looks at Marc Lowrance with disdain, and then heads toward the locker room.


Jim Ross: Percy Pringle has challenged the AWA World Champion Hulk Hogan on behalf of the One Man Gang!

Bill Watts: That would be a massive challenge for the champion Jim.

Jim Ross: We have challenges that need accepting from Hogan and the Freebirds. Hopefully we get some answers next week Bill.

Bill Watts: Hopefully so. See you next week everyone!

 

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Oooooooooh, Hogan vs the Gang at Memorial Day Star Wars should be all kinds of fun!

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Great show leading to a huge Memorial Day Star Wars.....but the show stealer for me was the Bart/Bass promo...awesome awesome stuff!!

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Great follow up show. 

Von Erich's enlist the help of Al Madril and make a loser leaves town challenge! This match will be huge. 

Islanders look good in their televised debut. Tiger Conway gets some heat as he headbutts Cook after the match. 

Great promo by Bass and Bart. I'm glad you went with these guys as your first champs. 

JYD has the fans rock'n! Looks like he has his first challenge in Big John Studd! 

Good booking in the TV title main event as the last 2 men in the battle royal square off. Chick put up a fight but Herc gets his first title defense.

WOW! OMG and Hogan! That's going to be explosive. 

Hogan/OMG, Von Erichs and Madril vs. Freebirds. Star Wars just sold out! 

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-5-11-84 from The Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, AR-


1) The Glamour Boys (Steve Doll/Steve Simpson) over Snake Brown/The Bounty Hunter in 5:32 when Doll pinned Brown

2) Tiger Conway Jr defeated Charlie Cook in 8:51 w/ Missile Headbutt

3) The Islanders (Samu/The Tonga Kid) beat The Russians (Krusher Darsow/Boris Zhukov) in 14:19 when Samu pinned Zhukov

4) Black Bart/Ron Bass defeated Johnny Mantell/Scott Casey in 16:28 when Bart pinned Mantell

5) Big John Studd/The Oriental Assassins (Kim Duk/Yoshi Yatsu) w/Skandor Akbar over Brett Wayne Sawyer/Chief Joe Lightfoot/Chick Donovan in 20:23 when Studd pinned Sawyer

6) Barry Windham and Hercules Hernandez w/Percival Pringle III wrestled to a Draw in 15:00

7) The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Terry Gordy) over Kevin Von Erich/Al Madril in 23:03 when Gordy pinned Madril

8) Kerry Von Erich and David Schultz wrestled to a Double Count Out in 15:17

9) The Junkyard Dog beat Dick Murdoch in 10:27 w/ Powerslam

 

-5-12-84 from The American Legion Arena in Jonesboro, AR-


1) The Glamour Boys (Steve Doll/Steve Simpson) over Snake Brown/The Bounty Hunter in 5:33 when Doll pinned Bount Hunter

2) Tiger Conway Jr defeated Charlie Cook in 8:48 w/ Missile Headbutt

3) The Islanders (Samu/The Tonga Kid) beat The Russians (Krusher Darsow/Boris Zhukov) in 14:49 when Samu pinned Zhukov

4) Black Bart/Ron Bass defeated Johnny Mantell/Scott Casey in 16:06 when Bart pinned Casey

5) Big John Studd/The Oriental Assassins (Kim Duk/Yoshi Yatsu) w/Skandor Akbar over Brett Wayne Sawyer/Chief Joe Lightfoot/Chick Donovan in 20:25 when Studd pinned Sawyer

6) Barry Windham and Hercules Hernandez w/Percival Pringle III wrestled to a Draw in 15:00

7) The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Terry Gordy) over Kevin Von Erich/Al Madril in 22:43 when Gordy pinned Madril

8) Kerry Von Erich and David Schultz wrestled to a Double Count Out in 15:52

9) The Junkyard Dog beat Dick Murdoch in 10:34 w/ Powerslam

 

-5-13-84 from The Municipal Auditorium in St. Louis, MO-


1) The Glamour Boys (Steve Doll/Steve Simpson) over Snake Brown/The Bounty Hunter in 5:28 when Simpson pinned Bounty Hunter

2) Tiger Conway Jr defeated Charlie Cook in 8:35 w/ Missile Headbutt

3) The Islanders (Samu/The Tonga Kid) beat The Russians (Krusher Darsow/Boris Zhukov) in 14:39 when Tonga Kid pinned Zhukov

4) Black Bart/Ron Bass defeated Johnny Mantell/Scott Casey in 16:56 when Bart pinned Mantell

5) Big John Studd/The Oriental Assassins (Kim Duk/Yoshi Yatsu) w/Skandor Akbar over Brett Wayne Sawyer/Chief Joe Lightfoot/Chick Donovan in 20:21 when Studd pinned Sawyer

6) Barry Windham and Hercules Hernandez w/Percival Pringle III wrestled to a Draw in 15:00

7) The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Terry Gordy) over Kevin Von Erich/Al Madril in 25:05 when Gordy pinned Madril

8) Kerry Von Erich and David Schultz wrestled to a Double Count Out in 14:56

9) The Junkyard Dog beat Dick Murdoch in 10:11 w/ Powerslam

 

-5-14-84- from The Shrine Mosque in Springfield, MO-


1) The Glamour Boys (Steve Doll/Steve Simpson) over Snake Brown/The Bounty Hunter in 5:41 when Doll pinned Brown

2) Tiger Conway Jr defeated Charlie Cook in 8:11 w/ Missile Headbutt

3) The Islanders (Samu/The Tonga Kid) beat The Russians (Krusher Darsow/Boris Zhukov) in 14:35 when Tonga Kid pinned Zhukov

4) Black Bart/Ron Bass defeated Johnny Mantell/Scott Casey in 17:01 when Bass pinned Mantell

5) Big John Studd/The Oriental Assassins (Kim Duk/Yoshi Yatsu) w/Skandor Akbar over Brett Wayne Sawyer/Chief Joe Lightfoot/Chick Donovan in 19:52 when Studd pinned Sawyer

6) Barry Windham and Hercules Hernandez w/Percival Pringle III wrestled to a Draw in 15:00

7) The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Terry Gordy) over Kevin Von Erich/Al Madril in 26:31 when Gordy pinned Madril

8) Kerry Von Erich and David Schultz wrestled to a Double Count Out in 15:44

9) The Junkyard Dog beat Dick Murdoch in 10:27 w/ Powerslam

 

-5-15-84 from The Memorial Hall in Joplin, MO-


1) The Glamour Boys (Steve Doll/Steve Simpson) over Snake Brown/The Bounty Hunter in 5:30 when Simpson pinned Bounty Hunter

2) Tiger Conway Jr defeated Charlie Cook in 8:01 w/ Missile Headbutt

3) The Islanders (Samu/The Tonga Kid) beat The Russians (Krusher Darsow/Boris Zhukov) in 15:17 when Tonga Kid pinned Zhukov

4) Black Bart/Ron Bass defeated Johnny Mantell/Scott Casey in 16:29 when Bass pinned Casey

5) Big John Studd/The Oriental Assassins (Kim Duk/Yoshi Yatsu) w/Skandor Akbar over Brett Wayne Sawyer/Chief Joe Lightfoot/Chick Donovan in 20:25 when Studd pinned Sawyer

6) Barry Windham and Hercules Hernandez w/Percival Pringle III wrestled to a Draw in 15:00

7) The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Terry Gordy) over Kevin Von Erich/Al Madril in 23:53 when Gordy pinned Madril

8) Kerry Von Erich and David Schultz wrestled to a Double Count Out in 19:17

9) The Junkyard Dog beat Dick Murdoch in 11:07 w/ Powerslam

 

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Great win for the Islanders

Freebirds get a victory over Kevin and Madril, the feud continues to heat up

A lot of great matches on this card but for some reason Windham vs. Hercules really stands out to me as a match I would have to love to see!

I'm sure Kerry vs. Schultz got pretty wild!

 

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