Saturday, August 23, 2008

Memphis Wrestling TV Report 8.16.08

----Corey Maclin opens the show saying he is Atlanta, GA to talk with Buff Bagwell. Video was shaky. Show then opens with Jerry Lawler and Corey Maclin. They talk about the show being listed as “paid programming” and such. It is listed as “Memphis Wrestling” on Direct TV this week.

----Maclin/Lawler talk about Cody Rhodes/Ted Dibiase and tagging with Jim Duggan. Jim Duggan vs Executioner #2 with Big Daddy. This is also from a New England Championship Wrestling DVD – they have featured matches from this area for all three weeks. Match was boring, but crowd was hot.

----Maclin/Lawler go over the lineup for the Delta Fair show: Lawler vs Bagwell, Brian Christopher vs Chris Masters [just added to show], Eugene, “Too Kool 2” [Tim Grind/Flex], Koko Ware, Mr. Hughes, Derrick King/Johnny Dotson vs “Los Locos”, Kid Kash and “Nature Boy” Kevin White. Solid line up for the show.

----Derrick King/Johnny Dotson interview talking about beating “Los Locos” for the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles. “Los Locos” interview airs next.

----Kid Kash/Kevin White vs Pat Tanaka/Koko Ware from Autozone Park. Kash does phone interview with Maclin during the match. From that match to TK2 vs Kash/Koko from last year. Kash says he will face anyone.

----“Wrestling Professor” and Guy Coffee join the show. Mr. Coffee says he has been involved in wrestling in Memphis since 1953. Wow! 10.19.85 is the date – Bill Dundee turns on Lawler angle – involving the “Fabulous Ones” [Steve Keirn/Stan Lane]. Dundee is so good here. Dundee puts his hair on the line on TV. Finish not shown, but Dundee won the Southern Title that day.

----Maclin interviews Bagwell from his home. Camera work on this was horrible. It made me dizzy. Bagwell talks about being a big Lawler fan. Maclin says that Bagwell wants to win, so he can go back to New York. Bagwell says he is 38 years old and still in shape.

----Listed as “Northeast Wrestling” [is this the same place??] – Jerry Lawler vs Ricky Landell. They bill him as being Buddy Landell’s nephew. Landell starts heat with foreign object. He continues to hide it and works it the whole match. Was he train by Don Bass?? Lawler gets object uses it on him, pulls down strap and piledrives him. Not all of it was shown.

----Chris Masters interview airs next. Masters promises the “Master-lock”. Brian Christopher interview next. Brian talks about Scotty coming to be his partner again.

----Maclin/Lawler close the show putting over the Delta Fair show again.


----They did a good job putting over the show coming up to Delta Fair this coming Saturday night in Memphis, TN. Show is free with fair admission, so this is a SOLD show…Duggan was wearing those dreaded blue shorts. I just have a fear of “something” falling out of those. Ugh!... Maclin talked about having a special guest for Lawler, but they never had anyone??...Be sure to vote in the Memphis Wrestling TV Poll for this week. If you do not receive the show on local channels in your area, then visit the site on Tuesday as the whole show is posted on

New Memphis Wrestling DVD Series

Newly produced DVDs entitled "Corey Maclin Presents. . . Classic Memphis Wrestling" are now available at

There are three sets available at a price of $12.99 each. There is a bonus offer where you can buy all three DVDs for $30, a savings of nearly $9.

The DVDS are:
- 70's Arena Matches
- Jerry "The King" Lawler vs. Andy Kaufman
- Strangest Matches

It will be interesting to see if, and when, Corey will begin promoting these DVDs on the new version of Memphis Wrestling on MyNetwork 50.


----Darrell at MLW sent the following along...

Memphis Ladies Wrestling aka www. mlwonline. com is PROUD to announce their first ever live show on October 4th, 2008 at the TFW Arena in Tupelo, Mississippi with a bell time of 7:30pm. We have 14 ladies booked with veterans Tasha Simone, Diane Von Hoffman, Candi Devine, along with superstars, Brandi Wine, Little Jeanne, Alere Little Feather, Sin D, Josie, Hellena Heavenly, and rookies, Sarah Lynn, Su Yung and more.

We are also proud to announce our web site at www. mlwonline. com with a few downloads now available, 25 dvds for sale, pics and more.

Please enjoy and let us know what you think at

----And he posted this over at the Kayfabe Board about customs...

October 4th is the date that we have our big show, our tapings and our customs. We need to get your scripts in for review. We have the following ladies available:
Hellena Heavenly
Sin D
Tasha Simone
Lil Su Yung
Brandi Wine
Little Jeanne
Rock N Roll Rock C
Alere Little Feather
Misty James
Sarah Lynn

Check out more info on our website

RassleResults: USWO Nashville, TN 8.22.08

Attendance 58

There was a 10 bell for Patrick Miller and second one for Roughhouse Fargo.

Psycho Medic & White Tiger b Josh Crowe & JT Moore when Medic pinned Crowe

New York Gangster b Jeremy Travis & Shane Smalls in a 3-way elimination by pinning Travis followed by pinning Smalls

Bryan Casey b Travis Starr

Andy Douglas b Chris Cane (Post-match Lee Cross attacked Douglas but was quickly dealt with)

USWO Jr. Champion Cousin Jason X b Justin Spade in a fan lumberjack match

Damien Payne & New York Gangster b Quinton Quarisma & JC Crowe to win the USWO Tag Team Championship when Payne pinned Crowe

USWO Champion Jeremiah Plunkett b Gary Valiant (w/Miss Boogie) by DQ when special referee Tony Falk caught Valiant using a chair on Plunkett although Plunkett had brought it into the ring.

Credit: Jimmie Daniel

Memphis Wrestling Ratings and Poll Weekly Report

1st quarter
-Diva Match
-King/Dotson interview
1.4 ( 22,687 viewers )

2cnd quarter
-DK/Dotson vs Lexx/Starr
-TK2 vs Hurricanes
1.4 ( 22,687 viewers ) [no change]

3rd quarter
-Coachman/Mercury vs Lawler
1.6 ( 25,929 ) [+3242 viewers]

4th quarter
-Wrestling Professor
-Master of Pain debut
1.8 ( 29,169 ) [+3240 viewers]

Viewers from start to finish [+6482 viewers]

----This show had an overall viewership of a little over 6,000 more viewers than last week, so maybe more people are being able to find the show. The show also did well in that it increase in the final hour by over 3,000 viewers, so it does show that people were interested when they tuned in. Even though nothing is “new” on here, it is sad though that the old stuff did get better ratings.

Memphis Wrestling Weekly TV Poll

Thumbs Up 55%
Thumbs Down 44%

----The show is 2-0 so far in the poll with a 2% more favorable response this week with a total of +11%. I am not hating the show, but I have got many e-mails questioning on when will they will tape LIVE TV?? And folks, I have no idea and I would be surprised if they know.

Southern Extreme Taping TV This Afternoon!!!

SEW Wrestling returns to the Red Apple Lounge for another live TV taping this Saturday at 2pm! As always, this show will be free to the public.

The Red Apple Lounge is located 2949 Airways Blvd at the Knights Inn. Also, don't forget to check us out next Saturday on Memphis Comcast Channel 17 at 10am!

"Roughhouse" Newspaper Clip

Jack Lewis Faggart Sr.

CHINA GROVE - Jack Lewis Faggart Sr., 80, of 58 Central Ave., died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at his home.

Born July 20, 1928, in Rowan County, he was son of the late Lewis and Delma Swink Faggart. Educated in the Rowan County schools, he was a faithful member of Landis Baptist Church. Mr. Faggart retired from Jim Crockett Productions as a professional wrestler under the name of Sonny "Roughhouse" Fargo.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Tutherow Faggart, in 1999; brother Robert Faggart; and sister Kathleen Orbison.

Survivors include son Obie Faggart of China Grove; daughter Debbie Parson and husband James of Kannapolis; brother Jackie Fargo of China Grove; and grandchildren Nikki and Chris Parson.

Service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Landis Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Honeycutt officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Visitation: 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove. The remainder of the time, the family will be at the home on Central Avenue.

Memorials: Landis Baptist Church, 110 N. Kimmons St., Landis, NC 28088.

Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove, is assisting the Faggart family in making arrangements for their loved one.

Friday, August 22, 2008

A Piece of my Mind August 22, 2008 by "The Big Cheese" Sal Corrente

Well WWE creative strikes again first they let Trevor Murdoch go and now they let Stevie Richards go. How in the world can someone stand up proudly and say there is no room in our company for people like these two men. I have always been a fan of Stevie Richards. I ran into him one day at a gym and introduced myself. He let me know that he already knew me as “The Big Cheese” Sal Corrente. I asked him how he knew me and he said that we used to be on shows together. I guess this age old veteran didn’t remember the young up and comer. I told my old Rat Patrol partner “Carolinas Own” David Isley about it and he didn’t seem to remember either.

I may not have remembered Stevie from the old days but these days he is very much on my mind when I think of guys with nothing but TALENT. This guy needs WWE creative to entertain like most people need a third arm and with a sixth finger on all three of them. I would be embarrassed to let guys like Stevie and Trevor go. I hope that TNA has the sense to take both of these guys I realize that TNA can’t take everyone that WWE is to incompetent to continue to employ and they shouldn’t. With that being said they should certainly take these two guys and let them entertain people. Isn’t it time for a Blue World Order Reunion to take place. I think a great place for it would be in Orlando, doesn’t that sound reasonable? Well we can all wait to see how it all plays out. I will wait to see the next brilliant move by WWE creative. Hurry up guys I’m always anxious to discover a new way to do something wrong.

I cannot understand how guys like Trevor and Stevie can be let go and the word is on the street that Gail Kim is headed back to WWE. The WWE needs another diva like they need a hole in the head. I realize Gail can work a little but as far as the WWE diva division is concerned that’s like throwing a bucket of water on a forest fire.

A few months back I wrote about a guy named Matt Holder who runs show in North Carolina. I wrote how he improperly advertised my friend Jimmy Hart and Stan Lane. There were some in the business who came to the defense of Matt Holder although I knew he had been involved in questionable things all along. I realize my word was questioned but I stood behind my opinions and my friends Jimmy and Stan. Well now I hear rumblings that there more situations with Matt Holder in question. It is a shame that people like Matt Holder are allowed so many opportunities to take advantage of good people. At this point caveat emptor applies “Let the buyer beware”.

I was working a show one night in Brooklyn or Staten Island it was a WWF event and Pedro Morales was the agent that night. I was given a match to referee between my good buddy Sylvester Ritter (The Junkyard Dog and Hercules Hernandez. The finish was a roll up where Hernandez pulled the tights on JYD. I was somewhat new in the business and I was not an “in charge” as I am now in the ring. These guys got to close to the ropes and were actually “out of the ring”. Well I positioned myself as best I could to make sure it wasn’t obvious that I knew they were under the ropes. I knew it was a bad deal but that was the finish that was laid out and I didn’t want to stop the finish. The guys could have easily I told me to stop counting I was right on top of them. Well when we got in the back Pedro Morales ripped me a new asshole. I knew Pedro from hanging around and he knew me. I never cared for him very much anyway he has always been a pretty self absorbed guy. He went on and on and on yelling at me in front of everyone. It took JYD finally to stand up for me and say Pete stop yelling at the kid it’s not his fault for him to stop screaming. It showed me what a small man Pedro really was he said nothing to anyone else but he picked me. I was a one hundred and eighty pound referee who was there without The Samoans. It was a rare occurrence for me to be there without those guys. It was a few minutes out of my life but it stayed with me all these years. It’s amazing to me what a small guy a former world champion can be in my eyes.

This photo was taken at Afa "The Wild Samoans" home in Bethlehem, PA. He has recently relocated to the Orlando Fl area and has opened another wrestling school in that area. He will also promote shows there has had his first one coming up in the near future. This photo is of course Hulk Hogan along with independent wrestler and Hillbilly Jim look alike Yukon Jack. In the background is a very young Rikishi. I was asked to post this promo for his first Florida event. There have been many people to come through The Wild Samoan Pro Wrestling Training Center and I am sure there will be many more

This has been a piece of my mind


World X-Treme Wrestling


Pro Wrestling


Former WWE Tag Team Champion and 2007 Hall of Famer Afa the Wild Samoan, WXW Heavyweight Champion Sugaa, The Perfect Creation, DJ Hyde, Mercedes Martinez, and many more.

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Minneola Recreation Center

800 N. U.S. Hwy 27 Minneola, FL

Doors open at 6:30, Bell Time 7:30

All tickets $10.00 at the door

Or call 352-394-3598 ext. 227

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Afa the Wild Samoan will be available for interviews, stories, etc

RassleResults: EPW Alcoa, TN 8.21.08

The King' Shane Williams defeated new arrival Zach Murtaugh following a pin from a piledriver. Shane seemed to be toying around at first but eventually quit the act and got serious and finished things. Then he got the mic and talked about him being the new legend at the fleatorium and not to worry aobut Jeff Anderson but Anderson was there and came running in and gave everyone a piece of his mind that him being banned is a load of bull but still got escorted from the building afterwards. Then Shane said because he's a legend he wanted another match from anybody that wanted a shot which surprisingly saw Chase Owens answer the challenge but he got mugged by Shane when getting in the ring but managed to turn things around until the King got control of the match back and planted Owens with a piledriver.

The Big Gun' Robbie Race def. Edward Idol by countout after Idol walked out citing that Robbie and referee Dr Tom Young were cheaters. Robbie called Idol back and issued a challenge for next week where things would be even: A no referee, lumberjack strap match that Edward ended up accepting.

The Power TRIP defeated the "Hoodrats" (according to Donovan) of Shawn Streets & Johnathan MacMurray to retain the EWP Tag Team Titles after Rip pinned J-Mac following their rac/neckbreaker finishing move. (Which I'm dubbing The Killswitch)

Jason Maxx defeated the Menace in a hard hitting match after delivering the Roll of the Dice (spinning cutter). Menace brought out some new submissions and strikes in the match but Jason brought some new moves to his arsenal with an Exploder and the Convict Crossface. ™

Keith Knox got a schoolboy roll-up on Beau James to win the "LoserGets 10 Lashes" match. Before any leather met Beau James skin, Kole Layton King, Chase Owens and Sigmon ran in to try and attack Keith but he fended them off with the belt after getting some licks in on them.

In what was supposed to be a match for the EWP Championship (that Beau James weaseled to wave the match to a non-title one) Wayne Adkins pinned Sigmon after a crossbody off the second rope. Though afterwards Sigmon, Beau, KLK and Chase Owens started to beat on Wayne and just as they were about to do a spike piledriver on him Keith Knox made the save with a boot and the belt from earlier to clear the ring. After some talking next week there will be a Bunkhouse Brawl between the team of Sigmon & Beau James VS Keith Knox & Wayne Adkins with 2 poles up in the corners. One pole will have a leather belt for whoever garbs it to use as they please. In the other corner, will be a contract for an EWP Championship match, if Wayne or Keith gets it they receive a title match if Beau or Sigmon retrieve the contract neither Keith nor Wayne get any kind of match against Beau & Sigmon ever again.

Next Week's Action
Edward Idol VS Robbie Race: Lumberjack Strap Match

Bunkhouse Brawl: Sigmon & Beau James VS Keith Knox & Wayne Adkins

Credit: Zilfer

Thursday, August 21, 2008

RIP: Sonny "Roughouse" Fargo

I've seen it listed on a few websites tonight that Sonny "Roughouse" Fargo passed away around 9pm Wed. Not a lot of info on it, but I have heard that over the past few years Sonny was having serious complications from diabetes.

For many years Sonny worked as a referee in the Mid-Atlantic states for Jim Crockett Promotions. Whenever he’d get a vacation, he would show up in Memphis to help his brother, Jackie Fargo.

I can remember when Jackie Fargo would warn his opponents that they were in for some trouble because he was going to go check Sonny out of the “nuthouse”, bring him down to the ring that Monday night and let him loose. Sonny always had the Memphis fans laughing.

RassleResults: CW Greeneville,TN 8.16.08

109 in attendance

1. Adam York defeated Nick Hammonds

2. Cody Ices defeated Larkin O'Shea

3. CW TV Champion, Wayne Adkins defeated Matt Scott

4. US Tag Team Champions, Beau James & Moe Jenkins defeated Alyx Winters & Chase Owens

5. Robbie Cassidy defeated The Jin

Credit: CW Crippler

Shows For The Weekend!!! 8.21 to 8.23.08

----CLICK HERE for the regular line up. I will be updating that page also in the next week or so, if anyone has shows they need to add -- send me an e-mail with subject ADD TO SOFW. We do have a few big shows this weekend other than the regular stuff.

----Wrestling in Forrest City, AR tonight with Derrick King/Reggie B Fine/Sniper vs Jerry Lawler/Brian Christopher/Tatt2.

----Wrestling returns to Kennett, MO with WWCW on Friday night with a big card featuring the following lineup..

Christian Jacobs Vs. Motley Cruz
The SOB's w/ Rob Justice VS. The Asylum
187 Vs. Austin Lane
Chris Rocker VS. Seth Knight
Ron Rage Vs. Justin "The Juice" Smart
John "Biscuit" Roberts Vs. Sgt. O'Riley
Su Yung vs Tasha Simone

----Memphis Wrestling Superstars return to Selmer, TN on Saturday night with the following lineup.

The Main Event ---"Nature Boy" Kevin White & "Southern Sensation" Cody Melton vs. Dangerous Doug Gilbert & Selmer's own Michael Gilbert. "The Grand Master" Brian Christopher has vowed revenge against Big Stuff Inc. Big Stuff Inc. members Kevin White, The Gladiator, Cody Melton and Shock left Christopher hanging on the last Selmer show on August 8th. Also in action: The Grappler, Albino Rhino, The Blitz, Rookie Sensation Ty Hamilton, Rocker Johnny Maness and yes back again in Selmer is Pretty Boy George.


RassleResults: EWP Aloca, TN 8.14.08 - Shawn Shultz Benefit

Show started with Shane Andrews coming to the ring thanking everyone and talking about Shawn and him being brothers and brought him out. Shawn thanked everyone for being there and put over the wrestling community as his family as was about to say his "Everybody Knows..." line before Shane cut him off and said for everyone to say it then had all the wrestlers (except Sigmon & Beau James) come in the ring as everybody ended up hugging Shawn.

1.Justin O'day pinned Mikey Watkins after Tyler Sutton delivered a Kudoh Driver to Watkins but couldn't get up to cover for the pin as Justin slid in and got it. Post-match Tyler gave Mikey a Canadian Destroyer.

2.Beau James defeated ROH student Larkin O'Shea by pinfall after some shady tactics.

3.DRI defeated Travis Sawyer & David Young after the hit the Lockdown on Young.

4.Wayne Adkins beat Chase Owens after a Code Red.

5. Sigmon defeated Allen Shepard after nailing him with a foreign object as Spur was distracted by Beau James.

6.Menace VS Shane Andrews went to a 20-minute time limit draw.

Credit: Zilfer

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"What Memphis Watches" by Ron Guidry

Memphis Wrestling has to be happy this week after it saw it’s rating jump up almost half a point. While that doesn’t sound like much, it’s a step in the right direction. If it continues that “half a point a week” trend after 2 months that will be a 4 point rise in their number and MW and Ch. 50 will be ecstatic. I hope that they start taping some new shows as opposed to sitting in studio showing old matches. I don’t think the fans will stick around if they don’t get back to a traditional wrestling show.

Poor TNA! Their downward slide continues this week as they drop over a half a point from last week. The good thing is that they gained viewers as the show went on.

Both WWE shows had substantial jumps in their numbers this past week. Smackdown was up 1.5 points and RAW was up almost 2 points. With that said, I amazed, stunned and astonished that their numbers were up. The Olympics have been drawing incredible numbers here locally as well as nationally. It would only make sense that when you have so many people tuning into the Olympics that the wrestling shows numbers would be down. For Smackdown and RAW to actually improve their ratings is an incredible feat.

Just to give you an example of how well the Olympics are drawing, Friday night when Michael Phelps swam for his 7th gold medal that quarter hour pulled a 23.3 rating (377,576 viewers). Saturday night when he swam in the relay for his 8th and final gold medal that quarter hour drew a 29.6 (479,688 viewers). The Olympics’ numbers during Impact, Smackdown and Raw have been averaging anywhere between an 18 to 20 rating. Powerful numbers!

If you have any questions or comments just email me at:

Note: The ratings for RAW is listed as 2 separate hours. I will round off, to the highest number, the averages of both hours for the final rating.

Thanks and enjoy!!!

TNA Impact (Thursday) 8-14-08

Final Rating: 1.8 (29,169 viewers) 2 share

Quarter hours:

1st hour: 1.9 ( 30, 790 viewers )

1.4 ( 22,687 )

1.0 (16,205 )

1.8 ( 29,169 )

2nd hour: 2.2 ( 35,652 viewers )

2.0 ( 32,411 )

2.0 ( 32,411 )

1.8 (29,169 )

WWE Friday Night Smackdown 8-15-08

Final Rating: 6.1 (98,850 viewers) 8 share

Quarter hours:

1st hour: 6.1 ( 98,850 viewers )

5.7 ( 92,368 )

5.4 ( 87,507 )

5.8 ( 93,989 )

2nd hour: 6.0 ( 97,230 viewers )

6.4 ( 103,712 )

6.5 ( 119,917 )

6.6 ( 136,122 )

Memphis Wrestling 8-16-08

Final Rating: 1.6 (25,929 viewers ) 3 share

Quarter hours: 1.4 ( 22,687 viewers )

1.4 ( 22,687 )

1.6 ( 25,929 )

1.8 ( 29,169 )

TNA Impact Replay 8-16-08

Final Rating: 0.4 ( 6482 viewers ) 1 share

Quarter hours:

1st hour: 0.2 ( 3241 viewers )

0.2 ( 3241 )

0.4 ( 6482 )

0.5 ( 8102 )

2nd hour: 0.5 ( 8102 viewers )

0.5 ( 8102 )

0.4 ( 6482 )

0.4 ( 6482 )

WWE A.M. 8-17-08

Final Rating: 1.2 ( 19,466 viewers ) 2 share

Quarter hours: 1.5 ( 24, 307 viewers )

1.0 ( 16, 205 )

0.6 ( 9,723 )

1.5 ( 24,307 )

WWE Raw 8-18-08

Final Rating: 6.2 ( 100,471 viewers ) 8 share

1st hour: 6.4 ( 103,712 viewers ) 8 share

Quarter hours: 6.4 ( 103,712 viewers )

5.6 ( 90,748 )

6.7 ( 108,573 )

7.0 ( 113,435 )

2nd hour: 6.0 ( 97,230 viewers ) 8 share

Quarter hours: 7.4 ( 119,917 viewers )

5.8 ( 93,989 )

5.8 ( 93,989 )

4.9 ( 79,404 )

Overrun: none

----Ron Guidry works for a Memphis TV station and provides the rating analysis every week. He was formerly known as “The Penguin” with the old Kick Ass Wrestling promotion.

"Flashback" Aug 1981 by Mark James

This Week’s Flashsback Highlights August 17 & 24, 1981

Twenty-seven years ago, There was a lot going on in Memphis. Jerry Lawler had been back in the ring for almost 8 months, (following a year’s absence from a broken leg). Jimmy Hart was cemented into the top manager’s spot.

Aug 17 , 1981
The main event featured Dutch Mantell going against Tojo Yamamoto in a “lights-out” stretcher match. Dutch was the babyface and if I remember it right, had been feuding with Tojo, Onita & Fuchi all since back in April. They had “kendo stick” matches, “bullwhip-on-a-pole” matches, you name it. In front of nearly 7,900 fans, the Dutchman got the victory over the evil Yamamoto.

Speaking of Masa Fuchi and Mr. Onita, they successfully defended their Southern Tag Team Titles against the fan favorite team of Steve Keirn and Bill Dundee. Keirn had been in the area a while and was the Mid-American Champ, he was still in the “upper-to-mid” level. He wasn’t in the main event status, (and wouldn’t gain that until the Fabs were formed), but was still doing well in the promotion. Teaming him with Bill Dundee would show the fans that he was the real deal and helped to give him credibility.

Another big match on the card had the Southern Heavyweight Champion, Dream Machine teaming with fellow heels Bugsy McGraw and the Nightmares to get a DQ win over Jerry Lawler, Steve Keirn and the Gibsons (Rick & Robert). Lawler was locked in a feud with the Dream Machine at the time. Jimmy Hart was the Dream’s manager and was sticking his nose into just about every single match his boy had.

The Heartbreakers (Joey Cagle & Rocky Sortar) were stopped by big Plowboy Frazier and Roy Rogers. Also on the card, Koko Ware stopped Tom Staton.

Aug 24 , 1981

Don’t ask me why, but it didn’t seem right if Jerry Lawler wasn’t wearing the Southern Title. The night’s main even had the King defeating the Dream Machine (w/Jimmy Hart) for the Southern strap. The “no-dq” match also had a stipulation that the loser would get “tarred-and-feathered”. While it wasn’t tar, (molasses), they did indeed use real feathers on the Dream.

Babyface Steve Keirn lost his Mid-American Heavyweight Title to Bugsy McGraw, who was starting to get a small heel push.

Dutch Mantell continued his feud with the Japanese by teaming with Bill Dundee against Mr Onita and Masa Fuchi (w/Tojo Yamamoto). Tojo ended up interfering in the match, getting his team DQ’d, (and saving their Southern Tag Titles.)

Rick and Robert Gibson were victorious over the Heartbreakers. The Nightmares defeated Koko Ware and Roy Rogers. In a 10 man match, Jimmy Hart, the Heartbreakers and the Nightmares defeat Plowboy Frazier, the Gibsons Ware and Rogers.

Any night the King wins the Southern belt is a good card. The attendance was just under 8,100.

----Mark James is the author of “Memphis Wrestling History – Cards, Matches, Results, Newspaper Clippings” Vol 1 and "Vol 2: The Programs 1972 - 1976" James also is the webmaster to the BEST Memphis Wrestling site in the area – - Click on his site and order his books!!

"Shooting the Shiznit" Canceled and Reminder!!

----My job is keeping me from doing the shows, but I look for it to change in a few weeks. It looks like we should have a new FALL schedule in the first week of September and we got a lot of new guests lined up.

----For those attending the WWCW show this weekend in Kennett, MO, we will not be having the Grecian CCW meeting because a lot of peoople are working and such. I do hope to see a lot of the old CCWers out there. I have heard from Paul Justice and Rod Dent III and they both are planning to attend.

RassleResults: RWA Jonesboro, AR 8.16.08

Match 1. Battle Royal. Winner J.D. Kerry.
Match 2. Lucky VS Mike Anthony. Winner Mike Anthony.
Match 3. Silas and Insane Zane Richards with Classy Meltin Massy
VS Asylum(Arnez, Psycho) Asylum winners by DQ.
Match 4. Rottn Randy and Big Chief Quixote VS Chris Steel and Classy
Classy Melton Massy. Winner Rottn Randy, Quixote.
Match 5. Texas Death Match. Fabulous Luke Graham Jr. VS Midnight Cowboy.
Winner. Midnight Cowboy.
Match 6. Triple Threat Match For The RWA Heavyweight Title.
Rik Burton VS Ron Rage VS Rodney "Red Dogg" Mack RWA Champion.
Winner. Rodney Mack.

Show opened with Frank Martin doing a interview with Rodney Mack the RWA Champion. Frank told the crowd that Rik Burton and the Rat Pack had beat up Mack 2 weeks ago and injured his shoulder. Since that time Mack had his second MMA fight. Mack told the crowd that yes the Rat Pack had hurt his shoulder and that yes he re injured the same shoulder in the MMA fight in which he lost. Martin went on to explain how Mack got put into the middle of the triple threat match. Mack told the crowd he did not care that he would defend his title. That's when Rik Burton's music hit and he came to the ring. Martin informed Burton that this was not his interview time and he should leave the ring. Has Burton turned to leave Mack continued to tell the crowd that he would defend the title and Burton turned and hit Mack with a chain. That's when Mike Anthony hit the ring and the two of them beat Mack down. POB hit the ring and Burton and Anthony powdered. The Natural Born Playa'z [Southside Brawler/Pimptacular] came out and told the crowd they were tired of Martin teaming them with the goof PP3. They went out and found the best talent to become the third member of the NBP Mike Anthony. With the addition of Mike Anthony the NBP become one of the strongest groups in wrestling.

The Battle Royal saw some new talent in the ring of the RWA. Mike Titan who is new and from the RWA school. This kid is 6'5" over 300 lbs and with time will be a monster in the ring. James Forsten made his debut and looked good. The Playa'z, Asylum, PP3, Mike Anthony, J.D. Kerry. It came down to J.D. Kerry and Mike Anthony. The Playa'z kept Anthony from going out and when Anthony threw Kerry over the ropes he assumed that Kerry hit the floor. Kerry did not and came up behind Anthony and threw him over the ropes and on to the floor. This is Kerry's first win in the RWA.

Mike Anthony had his first singles match against Lucky. Lucky showed that he can go but Anthony is not quick he is sudden and hit a running DDT for the win. Anthony impressed everyone in the arena.

The NBP's injected themselves into the tag match between Silas and Zane Richards and the Asylum. They beat the Asylum down with chairs as the announcers kept telling the Playa'z that what they were doing was not smart. The Playa'z told the announcers when was the last time they saw the Asylum left laying. The announcers then told the Playa'z when was the last time they beat someone down with chairs and they got up? The Playa'z left quickly. Psycho grabbed Martin at ring side placing the doll Kayte to his ear. Martin told the crowd that the doll told him that the Asylum wants a Hale County Street Fight with the Playa'z next week.

Rottn Randy and the Big Chief took advantage of Chris Steel and Massy not working as a team. Massy was holding Rottn as Steel came at him and Rottn ducked and Steel hit Massy. Rottn hit a big splash and got the 3 count. Steel and Massy had a falling out and the Playa'z had to come to the ring and make peace between them.

The Texas Death Match was exactly what the crowd wanted. Luke and Cowboy fought all over the building. Using a rope and cow bell that the Cowboy brought out to the ring. Both were bleeding and ended up in the ring where the Cowboy hit a pile driver for the win.

The Triple Threat Match for the title started with just Burton and Rage fighting it out. Mack had been beaten down real good before the show started and did not come out. Rage and Burton fought each other hitting heavy shots through out the match. Burton went up to the top rope and Rage caught him and hit a suplex off the second rope. Burton was up on his feet first and tried to put Rage in the figure four for a second time. Rage kicked him into the corner and has Burton spun around Mack hit the ring and speared him. Mack and Rage stared at each other and Rage told Mack to make the cover for the win. Looks like the POB and the Dog Pound maybe on the verge of combining. But remember there are a lot of members of the POB and The Dog Pound would just make them that much stronger.

There was 180 in the building for the show.

Credit: RWA Reporter

----What happens when a group changes talent in & out, gives everyone different kind of matches and works with the community?? It starts to draw better numbers.

Scott Starr At TLCW in Ripley, TN Saturday Night!!

----Former Memphis Wrestling tag team partner of Dustin Starr as the "Lifeguards" returns to the area this coming Saturday night in Ripley, TN for TLCW. Starr was recently released from his WWE contract [worked as a ref]. It will be interesting to see what they do with him and Dustin??

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

RassleResults: EPW Booneville, MS 8.16.08

"Monkey Boy" Danny Morris & "Dangerous" David Cox defeated LSD & Tysin Starr.

Damion Rage defeated Slammer.

Revolution (Cyrus & Chazz) w/Dustin Burcham defeated The Executioners (Axe & Dagger).

"Prime Time" Nick Grimes w/Nathan Lee defeated Dalton Storm w/Dixie.

24/7 (Kross & JR Mauler) came to the ring and started running their mouths, bad-mouthing Bonecrusher. Bonecrusher came to the ring and issued a challenge, demanding a match against 24/7. He said he would take on 24/7 by himself in a handicap match just so he could get his hands on them. 24/7 accepts, and they start brawling. This was not an official match, so the referee was not even in the ring. Bonecrusher was able to give 24/7 quite a pounding for a few minutes, but eventually Kross & JR got the upper hand and started giving Bonecrusher a beating. Bonecrusher's wife entered the ring and slapped JR. Kross & JR grabbed her and were going to give her a double suplex, but Bonecrusher caught her on the way down. 24/7 challenged Bonecrusher and his wife to a match at the next EPW show on 8-23. Bonecrusher accepted. So it will be Bonecrusher & his wife against 24/7 this Saturday night in Booneville.

Izzy Rotten soundly defeated Dorian Rage.

EPW Tag Team Champions PHAT Foundation (Justin Rhodes & Chris Fontaine) defeated The Ghost Riders (Buzz Harley & Blade) w/Robert Rose. PHAT Foundation retains the belts.

EPW Extreme Champion "The Future" Chris Styles w/Diamond cheated his way to victory over cassanova Kid to retain.

Over all it was a good show. Approx 85 in the crowd, and they were loud and into the matches throughout the show.

Credit: "Axeman" Randall Lewis @

RassleResults: TFW Tupelo, MS 8.15.08

G-Mo Money w/Dirty Rell Mo defeated LSD.

DC defeated Curly Mo.

Little Guys, Inc. (Lil' Devil & Kid J) defeated The Asylum (Psycho & Pappy) by DQ due to interference by Studd. Studd's interference cost The Asylum their shot at the TFW Tag Team belts. Asylum not happy....

Fusion defeated Jay Webster.

Chris Kilgore vs. Josh Matthews was an all out brawl that eventually ended in a double disqualification.

In a re-match from the 8-8-08 TFW show, "The Future" Chris Styles again battled Ryan SoFine to determine who will face TNA X-Division Champion Petey Williams on 8-22-08 (the previous meeting between these two ended in a time limit draw). This was a wild match which ended in a double pin. For the second week in a row, there was no clear winner. It was announced that the match on 8-22 at TFW would be Chris Styles vs. Ryan SoFine vs. Petey Williams for the TNA X-Division Championship.

In the main event Chop Top the Clown defeated Izzy Rotten to win the TFW Heavyweight Championship.

Approx. 90 in the crowd.

Credit: "Axeman" Randall Lewis @

Monday, August 18, 2008

Memphis Wrestling TV50 Episode #002

----Watch and vote in the poll!!

RassleResults: RCW Parsons, TN 8.16.08

Bootylicious defeated Bonecrusher by DQ

"New Age Punisher" Ricky Andrews defeated "One Man Wrecking Crew" Tank

Soggy Bottom defeated Hambone #2

Deranged defeated Gigglez the Clown

Pierre Abernathy defeated Gary Jay and Super Electro in a Triple Threat Match

Tank won a Battle Royal to become the new RCW Mid-South Heavyweight Champion


Credit: RCWinsider

----I believe this group is run by Steve Creasy. Not 100% sure, but that is what the rumors are...I also think Tank is the booker. No attendance was given.

RassleResults: TLCW Ripley, TN 8.16.08

TLCW Tag Title Match
Dell Tucker/Cody Melton d. Eric Wayne/Kid Nikels

Ike Tucker d. Steven Rampage

Allen Steele w/Jake Lesnar d. Greg King

Rude d. Pokerface

"The Golden Boy" Greg Anthony d. Rockin' Randy

TLCW Cruiserweight Title
Baron Malkavain d. Stan Lee

TLCW Heavyweight Title
Bishop d. Dustin Starr

The attendance was about 60.

Credit: TLCWTennVols

----Wow!! That has to the lowest attendance figure I have reported for this group since starting the site. Derrick King absence seems to be hurting them...Someone fill me in on some of the storylines here - what happened with Poker/Rude??

RassleResults: TIWF Trenton, TN 8.16.08 - New TIWF Champion!!

Buckwild Bill def. Hostile Brian Michaels

Ultimo Tigre’ def. Way Cool

Bobby “ The Butcherman” Smith def. Boogieman Scream

Dre’ Black© def. Hardknocks Hooligan

"Big Nasty" [Big Boy Bob/Dazzlin Dixie] def. "Locked & Loaded" [Tank Turner/Lawman Williams]

Simon Reed def. Mark Southern to win the title

• Crowd 129
• St. Lobo of the Punk Monkeys to start regular workouts in September.
• Byron Wilcott returns this month.
• Hostile Brian Michaels made his TIWF debut.
• PK Ripper out with a staph infection.

Credit: Steven Hunter

RassleResults: SPWA Pulaski, TN 8.15.08

Main Event: Tag Team Match

New Blood (Jay Kraft & Travis Locke) vs. Hoss Williams & Brawler Rex

Jay Kraft pinned Brawler Rex

Semi-Main Event: SPWA TV Title Match

Jay Kraft vs. Brawler Rex (SPWA TV champion)

Rex pinned Jay Kraft.

Second Match: Singles Match

Bounty Hunter Mark vs. Hoss Williams (w/ Don Bass)

Hoss Williams was dq'd when Don Bass and Brawler Rex attacked Mark.

Opening Match: SPWA Title Match

Cameron vs Don Bass(SPWA Champion)

Cameron wins by dq due to outside interference by Hoss Williams

Credit: Hoss Williams @

----Strange to see the belt being defended in the opening match??...No idea on how this group is drawing.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

RassleResults: ASWF Tuckerman, AR 8.16.08

Old school battle royal
Acid vs Morgan Lane vs X-Kaliber vs Twisted vs Regulator vs Big Al vs Silent Mark
Acid took control of the whole battle royal eliminating most of his competitors. Two men left in the ring Acid and Twisted. They went back forth to throw each other over but it eventually left Twisted giving a choke slam to Acid but that didn’t stop the big man. Finally Acid threw Twisted over making himself become the #1 contender for the X-Division belt. Winner: Acid

2nd singles match
Suicide vs Ray-Ray
Before the match could even start Suicide dropkicked Ray-Ray before he could enter the ring they battle back in forth outside the ring. Suicide pulled at all the stops he could to beat Ray Ray delivering viscous moves. The crowd was behind Ray-Ray giving him the extra push to defeat Suicide. They battle up top to the top turnbuckle Ray got the better hand of suicide and gave him a death defying inverted brain buster off the top rope to the mat. Suicide looks like he got hurt from the devastating move. Ray then pinned suicide for the123.
Winner Ray-Ray

3rd singles match
Johnny hawk vs Scott fury
Fury pulls out the victory with the Ref restarting the match after Hawk using a chair and Scott hit his chin crusher for the pin.

4th tag match
“Hot Rod” John Ellison and Morgan Lane vs Big Al and X-Kaliber
Big Al shined his way threw the first 5 min of this contest with his power until hot rod distracted the ref and Morgan’s fist found a hand full of Al’s genitals. After a beating al hits a monsters border toss and hits the hot tag X cleans house and turns into a belt shot from Wild Bill and super kicks Ellison.

5th X-division title match
Chris Rocker vs Tommy Wayne
Tommy Gave Rocker all he wanted fighting off Tony Watts in the match also. When it looked liked Tommy had it won the ref got bumped on Tommy finishing move so all three men where down. Sarge O’Reilly came out to trying to use the title belt on Wayne. Chuck Fears made his return and chased O’Reilly away, but Sarge left the belt on the ring apron. Rocker used the title to hit Wayne and win the belt.

6th tag match
Pure Destruction (Cody and Brody hawk) vs Wild Bill/Demon X
P.D beat the crap out of tag champs throwing both men over top rope they got DQ.

7th singles match
Austin Lane vs Sarge O’ Reilly
This no DQ match was crazy they wrestled all over this building. Sarge was bleeding everywhere But in the end Austin Lane got the Pin Fall. After the match on the mic Tony Watts Says his 51% owner says Austin cheated and still your champ is Sarge

155 in crowd
Next week
Austin Vs Petey Williams
Sarge Vs Casino Kid for ASWF Title
Chris Rocker Vs Acid for X-Title
Big Al vs Morgan Lane
“Sons of the South” [Chris Styles/Josh Matthews] Vs Tommy Wayne & Chuck Fears
Scott Fury Vs Cameron Valentine
Ray Ray vs Suicide vs Neil Taylor vs DJ Stunner vs Syn in Hardcore Match

Jerkin The Curtain NWAME & SAW recaps + yak it up Monday August 18th @ 10 PM CST.

Listen into Jerkin' The Curtain radio this coming Monday nigh August 18th at 10 PM central time to hear Tommy Stewart and I recap the August 16th episodes of NWA Main Event & SAW TV, We'll give our unbiased opinions of both shows, and declare a winner for the week. NWA Main Event features wrestlers from the Memphis area on its show such as Ali Stevens, Eric Wayne, Greg King Jr., and Kid Nickels. I'm also continuing the "Yak it up" stuff, so if anyone wants to call in during the show and discuss any subject wrestling or non-wrestling related, please feel free to do so. The number is 347-945-5503. If you missed last weeks show, the archive is available of course, but here's the results for the episodes of NWAME & SAW that aired August 9th.

Tommy Stewart:
NWA Main Event: Thumbs up
SAW: Thumbs up
It was very close this week, but Tommy picked NWA Main Event by a very small margin.

NWA Main Event: Thumbs in the middle
SAW: Mild upper thumbs in the middle
I too thought this was very close, NWAME was hard to rate last week. I picked SAW by a very small margin. That means this week was declared a draw. Heh! Here's the standings since we started doing these reviews. Cya Monday night. Trent Van Drisse

SAW: 7 NWAME: 3 Draw: 2

"Shooting the Shiznit" THIS WEDNESDAY!! Special Time!! Special Day! WWE's Dr. Tom Pritchard!!

----This Wednesday at 7:00 PM Brian Thompson and Brian Tramel will welcome Dr. Tom Pritchard to "Shooting the Shiznit". The plans are to discuss the time that Pritchard spent in Memphis and possible some Continental stuff. He should join the show for at least 45 minutes. No calls will be permitted, because RRO wants to follow the WWE guidelines. You may e-mail any questions to Brian or just post them on the Kayfabe Message Board.

RassleResults: USWO/ATL Nashville, TN 8.16.08

Damien Payne (w/New York Gangster) b Tommy Capone

Travis Starr b Little Booger (w/Charming Charles) by reverse deciosin when ref Mark Owen found a chain that Booger used on Starr to get the pin

Chris Norte b Dyronic

Derrick Neal b Tim Renesto by DQ when Justin Spade ran in and attacked Neal

White Tiger b Kid Dynamite

Richard Lowe & Kevin Dunn b New York Gangster & Damien Payne to win the ATL Tag Team Championship when Lowe hit Payne with an international object for the pin.

Credit: Jimmie Daniel

RassleResults: NWA Mid South Paragould, AR 8.15.08

----Battle Royal with Tommy Wayne and Ray Ray as the last two to face each other later…“Classy” Meltin Massey beat Blakester….Nikki Lane beat Lil Bit…Scott Fury beat Brandon Barbwire, Chuck Fears and Justin Smart to win NWA Arkansas Title…Ray Ray beat Tommy Wayne to become the new NWA Arkansas X-Division Champion…Jerry Lynn beat Austin Lane to win the NWA Mid South Title.

----This group is working under the NWA Mid South banner which is owned by Ricky Murdoch…80 to 90 in the crowd…They plan to run once a month in the Arkansas area.

Credit: Ron Spence

----Ok..I could not go without saying SOMETHING – why does a group that started have to have 3 FREAKIN BELTS?!?!

Good News!!

----I ran a story in May, 2008 [click here for story]about indy wrestler Kenny Feathers from Somerville, TN. Good news was sent via e-mail mail from a visitor yesterday, so I thought I would share it with everyone.

"Hey just to let you know Kenny Feathers the chief of police in Somerville that ended up at the med from the benefit show earlier in the year is out of his coma and came home yesterday. He was up eating breakfast this morning feeding himself but still has a long way to go."

----Great news!! Hope for a speedy and complete recover for the RRO staff!!

RassleResults: LAW Rector, AR 8.15.08

Idol Bane over Dell Tucker to retain LAW Championship
The Baron Malkavain over "The Bluesman" Ike
Rockin' Randy & Weasel over Steven Rampage & Mike Anthony
Derrick King over Silas
Christopher O'Neal over "The Golden Boy" Greg Anthony

Jeff O'Dell opened the show by introducing the new LAW Champion. Idol Bane came out and said that he was the most dominating thing in LAW and he's going to be the most dominating champion. Jeff O'Dell said he was giving Idol the night off but just then tgb's music played. tgb came out, he and Idol were standing face to face with Jeff trying to keep the peace but then tgb backed up and shook Idol hand. He told Idol that he wasn't angry that he was champion, he was proud... he felt like a father. tgb ended with "I Love You, man". Then Chris O'Neal's music hit, tgb hid behind Idol as Chris said that 4 months ago tgb tried to burn off half of his face but the wounds have healed and he's there for one reason to kick tgb's ass!! Then Chris said that when he was done with tgb, he was going to take back his title from tgb's life partner.. Idol Bane. tgb said that this is all Tucker's fault and Chris is going to regret ever showing his face in Rector. Tucker's music hit. Tucker said that tgb brought this on his self and since Idol Bane doesn't have a match how about he finally get his title shot! Idol agrees quickly. Tucker says since Idol is so ready to wrestle then how about we do this right now? Idol agrees again. The ref gets chris and tgb to the back and starts this impromtu LAW title match.

Tucker had things well in hand. He performed a vaulting crossbody to the outside on Idol Bane and then threw him back in the ring but just then tgb came and ran Tucker's head into the post and tossed him back into the ring. Idol gave Tucker The Ghost of Andy Kauffman to retain in his 1st title defense.

The Baron went for the Demon's Wings on Ike but he was way too big. Ike backdropped Malkavain but The Baron reversed it into a sunset flip and put his feet on the ropes for the 1...2...3!

Steven Rampage and Mike Anthony did a good job on keeping Weasel away from his corner but one mistake allowed him to get the hot tag to Rockin' Randy who came in like a house of fire. Rampage went for a suplex on Randy but Weasel stood behind Rampage and sit Randy down on his feet. Weasel then did the splits and when Rampage turned around he was nailed with a superkick from Randy to pick up the victory.

Derrick King came out what is now being called "Karoke with King", this week DK sang "Man in the Mirror" made famous by Michael Jackson but just then the over 7 foot tall Silas! DK had his hands full with this challenge. A body slam is elementry to pro wrestling unless someone over 7 foot gives it to you. DK only performed one offensive move in this contest but that one move was his devastating Superkick! 1..2...3 to squeek out a victory over Silas. Silas kicked out after the 3 count but was too little too late.

Chris had said this would be a fight and he wasn't lying. tgb and O'Neal brawled all of the building even up in the balcony. Chris hit The Overexposure kick.. 1..2... Jeff pulls the ref and knocks him out with one punch. Chris chases Jeff but tgb clotheslines him down. Greg then goes for a steel chair but Tucker takes in away from him before he can enter the ring. tgb then turns into a atomic drop and another Overexposure! Head Offical Sherina Fowler slides in and make the 1...2...3!! Chris and Tucker celebrate with the fans but just then Idol comes from the back and nails both of them with a chair. He tosses Chris and Tucker back into the ring. He gives O'Neal The Ghost of Andy Kauffman on the steel chair. tgb then gives Tucker The Honkey Tonk Women(pumphandle angle slam) onto the chair. tgb said that he said it earlier and he's going to say it again. "I Love Idol Bane!". If you thought we were unbeatable before... now with President and CEO Jeff O'Dell, The Champ Idol Bane and The Best of the Best "The Golden Boy" Greg Anthony we are Untouchable!

Credit: lawingdownthelaw5150