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Smoky Mountain Wrestling


Aired January 16, 1993

East High School, Morristown, TN

  1. INT: Ron Wright & Tony Anthony - Anthony says that he’s the Heavyweight champion so why would he want another title?  What he wants is the money.  Every time you win a ‘Beat the Champ’ match you get $1,000 and you get to come back the following week and win another $1,000.  He’s not bothered by the title, what he wants is the money!  They then bring in Reno Riggins and Bob Caudle says how last week Ron Wright offered him what he considered “a fantastic proposition”.  Wright says that he offered him the opportunity of his life, all he has to do is help he and the Dirty White Boy out, carry his bags, see that he gets his heart and arthritis medicine on time and they’ll take him under their wing, train him and good things will come along.  Riggins says that there’s a lot going on his mind at the moment and asks Wright if he can have a little more time to make his decision.  Wright can’t believe it.  He’s the living legend of wrestling and he wants more time? “Jesus!”
  2. Down & Dirty w/ Paul Orndorff - opens with a recap of last week’s tag match between Orndorff & Tony Anthony vs Ron Garvin & Tim Horner.  Orndorff doesn’t understand why there is all this fuss over Tim Horner and why people want to rally around him?  He says that Mr Wonderful is an international star, he’s just been on WCW and beat Ron Simmons, Mr Wonderful is what everyone should aspire to be like.  He brings out a child from the audience and asks him who his favorite wrestler is, and the kid replies with Tim Horner.  Orndorff says that Horner is just a local hillbilly, but he’s going to talk to the lad and give him the chance to get on the side of Mr Wonderful.  Orndorff then tears up the child’s foam lightning bolt and as he’s doing so gets jumped by Horner.  The two of them fight all the way to the ring, and with Horner in charge Orndorff ends up retreating to the back.
  3. INT: Tracey Smothers, Rock & Roll Express
  4. Beat the Champ, Elimination Match: Jimmy Golden vs Killer Kyle (w/ Jim Cornette) vs Tony Anthony (w/ Ron Wright) vs Tracey Smothers - Kyle is eliminated almost immediately as Smothers small packages him, and then Golden and the Dirty White Boy appear to decide to work together to eliminate Smothers (although Golden does all the work).  Smothers gets rid of Golden after the Stud Stable member whips him into the turnbuckle and runs in after him, Smothers jumps up, hooks his legs under Golden's armpits and rolls forward and through to get the pin.  On to the Dirty White Boy and he is controlling things at first until he charges at Smothers, who moves and Anthony takes a fall out of the ring.  Poor old Ron Wright appears to be having a heart attack on seeing this!  Anthony goes for a crossbody off the top, Smothers rolls through (a favorite finish in SMW!) and gets the final pin to become the first TV champion.  I thought that this was a decent match.  Getting rid of Kyle early was for the better, it was one of the best Golden performances I have seen in SMW and we get a taster of Smothers vs Dirty White Boy.  With the match starting so early in the show I was expecting it to go longer than it did, but it wasn't an issue to me.  With Tim Horner now being moved on to a feud with Paul Orndorff it also clearly establishes Smothers as the top contender to Anthony's Heavyweight title with him getting the final fall on him.
  5. INT: Tracey Smothers - thinks that he may have cracked some ribs but is glad to be $1,000 richer and even happier to be the first SMW Television champion
  6. Video of a backstage altercation between the Heavenly Bodies & Jim Cornette and Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden - The Bodies are getting ready to cut a local promo (Stan is sporting a baseball cap, roll neck, leather jacket and the wrestler's staple, the fanny pack; hardly looking like the Gangsta of Love here!) when they are interrupted by the Stud Stable.  Jimmy Golden tells them that they're afraid to do an interview with them, just like they're afraid to get in the ring with them.  Cornette responds by saying that the only thing they're afraid of is them and Dutch Mantel having a heart attack, and that they shouldn't be called the Stud Stable, but the “Over the Hill Gang”.  It descends into a pushing contest between them all before they are separated.
  7. INT: Jim Cornette & Heavenly Bodies - Cornette says that they don't appreciate the Stud Stable messing in their business and they were never friends in the first place, they just said that to try and make them feel good.  They want their belts back, they want the Rock & Roll Express and are sick of the Stud Stable interfering in their title matches, trying to get on their nerves and trying to take their minds off what they're doing.  Bob Armstrong comes out and says that in two weeks there will be a title match here on TV between the Rock & Rolls and the number one contenders.  Cornette automatically believes that's them, but Armstrong says maybe it is, maybe it isn't, maybe the Stud Stable are the number one contenders but he's got two weeks to decide who is.  Armstrong finishes by telling Tom Prichard that he's noticed he's been using that boot a fair bit, is going to do an investigation on it and if he finds anything up with it they're all going to be in a lot of trouble.  He then warns him that he's going to be keeping an eye on that foot!  This elicits a hilarious response from Cornette “Who does he think he is?  Mel Phillips or somebody?  Keeping an eye on the man's foot!”  Cornette then believes it's the latest conspiracy from Armstrong ready to rip them off over the titles yet again, but Lane says that it doesn't matter as they're getting their title belts back.
  8. Kevin Sullivan vs Mongolian Stomper - The Nightstalker comes out to second Sullivan midway into the bout.  Sullivan throws fire at the Stomper and the two of them double team him until Brian Lee makes the save.  The Stomper just disappears to the back (Dutch suggests to get treated for the burns) and they go to work on Lee’s injured ribs.  A second referee, Mark Curtis, comes out but he gets attacked and then Chris Comet, Dixie Dy-No-Mite and Tracey Smothers all rush out to prevent a repeat of what happened on ‘The Master’s’ debut. The Stomper looks far too old and unthreatening to be taken seriously as this almost psychopathic madman.
  9. INT: Tony Anthony, Rock & Roll Express
  10. INT: Kevin Sullivan & The Nightstalker - Sullivan swears on hell that Brian Lee and the Mongolian Stomper are going to be maimed one way or another.  Lee comes out swinging an iron bar but Sullivan gets hold of a chair and the two of them start double teaming him, going to work on his ribs.  The Mongolian Stomper comes to Lee’s rescue using his boot as a weapon and they brawl to the back as the show closes.

Bold matches are PWO recommended

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