Saturday, December 16, 2006
----The FOP vs R&R Express match has the stip of the winner getting a tag title shot next week. R&R Express then wrestle White/Starr in the next show. That match was not reported when I first posted a bit ago. I have added it now.
----Dustin Starr has his own take on the Seth Knight incident from last Saturday night @ TLCW on this web site. Is Dustin just ribbing or is he shooting?? You be the judge.
----Seth Knight’s DVD “"Dynamite" Seth Knight : The Explosion of Innovation V1” is going to released this Tuesday with orders being taken on that day. I made this commercial below that will start playing on the main page of the site on Tuesday, but thought I would show it here first. I know it is a bit cheesy, but I am new with the software. If everything goes as planned Seth will have DVDs for sale at the TLCW show on the 23rd or at the latest on 12.30.06. I also will be at TLCW on
----TCW TV started again today on Comcast 17 at in on
----IWA Charlie Parker show – National Guard Armory Memphis, TN – Lawler vs Koko Ware, Rock N’ Roll Express, Reggie B. Fine and more.
Friday, December 15, 2006
--Horizon Star of the Year – This is the guy or team or manager or lady that you think deserves a TNA or WWE contract. The one that stands out above everyone else.
--Manager of the Year – The guy or gal that does the best job around the ring. The best manager/valet in the area.
--Gimmick of the Year – This doesn’t have anything to do about work rate, but they could be a good worker. It has to be about the gimmick. Who works their gimmick the best?? Who do you believe the most when you see them??
--Announcer of the Year – This can be the ring announcer or play by play. We have only one major TV program with Cory Maclin, so this also includes all the guys/gals that work every week doing live play by play.
--Booker of the Year-This has been kayfabe very much in this area until I started reporting different bookers for promotions. Which guy or group of guys has presented the best storylines and finishes all year long??
Thursday, December 14, 2006
ATTENTION: If you are a promoter, please send me the address of the wrestling building. I will then be able to Google map your show, just like I have done to a few of the shows below. I have fans that write this site wanting to know directions to different buildings every week. If I get a street address, then may apply it to Google Maps.
IF I MISSED YOUR SHOW, THEN PLEASE DROP ME A LINE. I WILL ADD IT IN A LATE FRIDAY EDITION FOR SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWS.
Shows for the Weekend
----Friday night in
----Friday night in Osceola, AR for MCW includes The Hambones, Loose Cannon, Chris Hollywood, Big Daddy LaFonce, Derrick King, Flash Flanagan, “The Posse” [Simon Reed/’Lil Chris] and more.
----Friday night in
----Friday night for USWF in Corinth, MS with Kross, Keylo Green, Izzy Rotten, Nick Grymes, Psycho, Buzz Harley, Danny Morris, “Concrete Cowboy” Johnnie Reno, Neil Taylor, Tysin Starr and more.
----Saturday night New Blood Wrestling @ Country Nights 1901 Saint John Ave - Bell time 7:30 PM in Dyersburg, TN –Jeremy Moore, Sir MO, Tim Alfonzo, Tank , "All That" Alan Steele, the Dyersburg return of LOOSE CANNON !!!! and more.
----Saturday night in Jumpertown, MS for JWS with Chris Styles, Little Stevie Davis, Homeless Joe, Mario, Devon Raynes, Dalton Storm, Kage, Cyrus, Chaz, “Cruzin’ 4 Pain” [Motley Cruz/187/Tasha Simone] and more.
----Saturday night in New Albany, MS 107 McGill ST [right off the square] with XWO will have Storm, Scott Porteau, "Pure Destruction"[Brody & Cody Hawk],Thomas Knox, " Danny B, and more.
----Saturday night for ASWF in Walnut Ridge, AR with “Christmas on The Ridge” at the National Guard Armory for “The Lawrence County Angel Tree Foster Care Program” with “Family of Pain” [Sarge O’Riley/Mickey Ray], “The Posse” [Simon Reed/’Lil Chris], Austin Lane, Chris Rocker, Giant Hillbilly, Don Bass, Al Smith, Morgan Lane, Tommy Wayne, Anton Leveigh, Brandon Barbwire and more. The DeadMan The will be appearing at Inklinations Body Art Studio in Newport, AR. Fri Jan 15th from 6 PM til 9 PM. then Sat Jan 16th At Car Today In Jonesboro AR on 2612 Stadium Blvd from 10AM til 5PM.
----Saturday night in Ripley, TN with TLCW 207 Washington Street – Christian Jacobs, Derrick King, Stan Lee, Flash Flanagan, Chris O’Neal, Jon Michael , Dustin Starr, Oz, Bishop, Kevin White, Big Steve, Pokerface. Bill Dundee and more.
---- Saturday night
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
----I have added three videos to RassleTube this week. PP/Tatt2 vs Flash/Cowboys, White/Starr vs Fire/Flame and a video of Loose Cannon added to My Favorites. The Cannon video is from Deadly Dale’s myspace.com site and Cannon is promoting Dale’s new CD coming out. I have no idea what Cannon is saying as my sound has been messed up on youtube.com [only on that site??] for the last week or so. But, Cannon’s expressions and hand gestures crack me up without even knowing what he is saying.
----RassleChronicle covers the results of RAW/Nitro 10 years ago. This week is posted.I have also added a Herb Kunze Wrestling Tidbits column that was published at this time.
----10 Years Ago in Memphis from the Meltz: USWA: In this week’s USWA news, the infamous Larry Burton got his first mention in the Observer. It was noted that he was now getting involved in running aspects of the promotion, and was already getting major heat with some of those involved….. The Saturday morning tv show on December 7th was said to be the hottest show in a long time. PG-13 challenged USWA Tag Team Champions, Steven Dunn & Flash Flanagan to a title match, which took place there and then. PG-13 initially won the titles after Randy X (Randy Hales) had interfered, but Brian Christopher came out and told referee Downtown Bruno (Harvey Wippleman) what had happened, so the decision was reversed….. Several promo segments took place, with Randy X asked Cory Maclin to join the Nation of Domination, nicknaming him ‘Malcolm Maclin’. Also, Kareem Olajuwou (formerly Reggie B Fine) asked Brickhouse Brown to join the NOD, but he refused, so Olajuwou whipped him with a belt. Later in the show, Randy X hit Cory Maclin with a briefcase, after Maclin had turned down his NOD offer. Fellow announcer Dave Brown got physically involved in the angle, pulling Randy X off Maclin. This was the first time in 20 years of announcing the show that Brown had gotten physically involved in an angle……… The major superstar who joined the Nation of Domination this week (promised last week) turned out to be Miss
----Click HERE for all the results, posters and news articles from 30 Years Ago in Memphis Wrestling!! This is the whole month of December.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
----On Saturday, I reported that Joni [Lawler’s ex-gf] was causing problems in the Jumpertown, MS locker room. I then got the following e-mail “It was posted yesterday I believe about the incident that happened with Neil Taylor, Rocker, and Joni in Jumpertown. I just want to clear that up by letting you know that it was Taylor and another worker that had an argument over something and Joni had nothing to do with it." It looks like this was the actual story and I made the mistake posting the first one.
----Saturday, I posted the article about the Hogans Walmart signing being in
“My brother and I went to the Hulk/Brooke Hogan appearance this Saturday, and found out about the "gimmick" once we got there. First of all, it was being promoted as a Brooke Hogan CD signing, not a Hulk Hogan wrestling-related appearance. Secondly, we were told that you had to buy either the Hogan DVD or Brooke CD to get an autograph. My brother had no problem with this since he's a big Hogan mark, so he bought the DVD to be signed. However, we were later told that in order to have ANY Hogan memorabilia signed, you HAD to buy the Brooke CD. So it wasn't an either/or thing, it was both. Also, you had to have the CD to get a ticket for the signing, and only those who had a ticket could be in the area. Wal-Mart made several announcements over the P.A. system saying that "Daddy is backing his little girl 100%." There was about an even number of Brooke fans and Hulk/wrestling fans there, and obviously the Brooke fans already had the CD, so it only caused a problem with the wrestling fans.”
----And, finally it brings me to Seth Knight. On Sunday, during the TCLW report I posted that Knight refused to do a job for Foley and
“Tim Grind was giving Seth the finish of the match and before he even got finished, Seth interrupted and told Tim that he couldn't lose because he was making his big comeback. He said it in his interview last week and he can't lose. So, Tim was like you gonna let me finish motherfucker. Anyway, he finished and the damage was done. Seth was going over anyway!”
----The dressing room ribbed Knight all night long about “making his big comeback”. The few sources that I talked to first thought Knight had refused to do the job, which was not the case.
----I hope that clears up a few things and let’s the visitors of this site know that I try to make everything that you read to be 100% true. It is not going to happen every time, but I think I have had a pretty good record so far. And, I will correct mistakes when they happen.
Monday, December 11, 2006
----The show started real slow with a 2.8 [47,108 viewers] for the “Insane Clowns” match, Nate the Rat interview and the match with White/Starr jumping in followed by their interview. The second quarter jumped a whopping 24,636 viewers scoring a 4.3 [71,744 viewers]. The second quarter featured the “Opening the Vault” with
----It could be just the 4th quarter and have nothing to do with Lawler being on the show?? This is the only show that has aired that this holds up that theory though. In theory people are turning off the TV after they have seen what they want to see and think there is nothing interesting coming up. And, being that the 4th quarter is at might have something to do with it also. The good news is that the show did finish with more viewers than it started with 9,155 viewers more.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
----185 in attendance with a gate close to $1665…I was told the Ace/Crime and Diamond/Lexx bouts were real good. Kilgore vs
----Anton Leveigh vs Phoenix X – 10 min draw;
----First time Lord Humongous and Psycho had teamed…I was told the main event stole the show and the fans loved it…There were over 500 people in the building with standing room only.
----103 in the crowd with 75 paid with a gate close to $450…Luchadore [not sure who is under the mask, but could they have come up with a better name??] spits green mist like Muta…Not sure the members of the team “Epidemic”…Hollywood has turned heel since my last MCW report…Gary The Medic subbed for White Lighting in the main, because Lighting was injured Friday night in Osceola…Hollywood/Tucker kept beating up Medic/Big Daddy after the match with local Luxora wrestler Herman “Tojo” Williams jumping in out of the crowd, but got beat down also. Hillbilly Nate finally made the save for them…No showed and advertised for the card were Derrick King, Tatt2 and Blackout Squad who all worked TLCW.
----Crowd was at 85 paid with about 115 in the building with a gate around $575…Jamie Jay is done with the group after no-showing again…3 full boxes of can goods were collected for the Mission Outreach in Paragould…Good money made on concessions again…Big Cal had a previous engagement, so Big Buster had to do announcing…If Bate got pinned in the main event, then Cannon would have lost his belt…Deadly Dale/Bane/Arnez jumped Daniels/Cujo/Buster laying after the main event. Arnez wasn’t even booked on the show, but due to car problems could not work the APP show. So, he got to work this show closer to his home…A big thanks to all the fans – I am glad you stayed for the show, but sorry you had to watch three Loose Cannon bouts. LOL
----I usually don’t cover results from this far away from our area, but this showed feature tons of area workers. In other words, the gate not be included in the year end figures for this area…I have got three different attendance figures, but it looks like just over a 1000 people there with a gate close to $25,000 with an average ticket price of $25… Fire/Flame got a good push starting with the Battle Royal – they were about to throw Virgil out with Clowns help, but Virgil ended up throwing all four out. Steiner and Virgil brawled all over the place in their match and after the match Fire/Flame jumped Steiner. Bagwell made the save and challenged them for
----There was no heat in the building, so they drew about 15 paid. Why have the show with no heat?? Well, there are a lot of shows that have no heat in this area. LOL Get it??...They should have done better with that big crowd from last week, but it was also cold. Gate was close to a whopping $75!!
----The usual mid 65 paid with around 80 in the building. Gate would be around $325…The roster here has got a little slim and looks like they lost Tim Alfonzo also. The crowd also has not improved since Mo took over as booker.
----Crowd was 130 paid with 150 in the building with a gate of around $650…The “Five Starr Showcase” set up the main event. Starr had O’Neal’s bloody shirt from last week and said how eliminated O’Neal. Flash Flanagan came out and Starr told him he had done something that he was unable to do – eliminate O’Neal – Flash & Starr started shoving – O’Neal jumps in and gets the beatdown from Flash/Starr - Derrick King makes save and challenges them to the main event…Dundee/White tag had a neat finish – they did the “dose doe” with White hitting a crossbody out of it for the pin and Dundee doing a drop toe hold...I was told to look for Fire/Flame to be in here in the near future. Apparently they were booked on the show last night, but no word on why they didn’t show??...Apparently Seth Knight was originally booked to do the job for Foley, but felt it would hurt him.
----Show opens promising a segment from Jerry Lawler and Jimmy
----“Insane Clowns” [Giggles/Bobo] with Rashard beat Tatt2/Drew Donavon. Heat on Tatt2 with hot tag from Donavon. Bobo tried to use a cane, but ref Jerry Calhoun caught him. Calhoun’s head was turned, so Rashard hit Donavon with their bucket. Good opening match.
----Nate the Rat comes out with Fire/Flame, “Hillybilly” Assassin Jethro and “Cowboys” [Ricky Murdoch/Bill Nasty]. Nate tells “Cowboys” they have disappointed him. Fire/Flame/Jethro vs “Picture Perfect” [Jon Michael/Chris O’Neal]/K Hill ended in No Contest when Dustin Starr/Kevin White jumped in with chairs to go after Fire/Flame for burning Starr last week. “Cowboys” then run out to go after Fire/Flame. “Cowboys” have stare down with Fire/Flame, and then finally Maclin talks with White/Starr.
----“Opening the Vault” with Lance Russell. Bill Dundee is featured this week.
----Hulk and Brooke Hogan interview from today at Walmart in
----Lawler vs Dream Machine classic match aired next for the Unified Title. This was just a brawl with both guys bleeding and lots of punches. There was tons of heat for the bout. Stips on the match was the only way someone would win is if the other person went back to the dressing room. [sort of “I Quit”] Lawler threw a fireball, which made Machine run to the back.
----Derrick King interview wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses with JR Title. A very good interview building for the return of Johnny Dotson. Dotson video interview aired next. It was also a good interview.
----“Too Cool 2” [Flex/Grind] interview. Grind did a good job here. Grind/Flex beat “The Posse” [Simon Reed/’Lil Chris]. Heat on Chris with a false hot tag to Reed. Ref Bill Rush made Reed go back to the corner as Flex/Grind did an awesome finisher on Chris. Flex put Chris on his shoulder as Grind came off the ropes grabbing Chris’ head for a RKO as Flex sit down in a driver. A good match and probably the best I have seen Chris so far.
RassleNotes: There was only about 30 left in the crowd for this second hour of tapings…Maclin was pushing the Coliseum show for December 30, 2006 but he would not confirm it…K Hill is Ramsey Cahill who is a Bill Dundee/Kevin White trainee. I assume Maclin did not understand him when he told him his name. LOL…OMG!! I have no idea why they put the “Cowboys” in on a feud for no reason!! Great heat for Fire/Flame vs Starr/White and then they mess the angle up by adding the “Cowboys”. Only good thing is that if they do the Coliseum show it will be a Triple Threat - Titles [Starr/White] vs Masks vs Loser Leaves Town with Fire/Flame winning belts and “Cowboys” leaving town…”Opening the Vault” was good this week. Some good clips involving