----I am looking for a regular columnist to do the Memphis Wrestling TV report!! Anybody out there want to to DARE to do it?? LOL D-Rock does a good job over at WNC, but like I was, he is slow at putting out the report. Brian Thompson and I have tried doing them, but my interest is mainly in fast forward. Thompson has been taking more dates as an announcer and part of "Midnight Gold", so his time is limited on Saturdays. Please e-mail if you are interested in taking the job of "Memphis Wrestling TV Report Guy".
Corey Maclin welcomed everyone to another week of Memphis Wrestling. Coming up, we'll take a look back at the big feud between "Macho Man" Randy Savage and "The Universal Heartthrob" Austin Idol. Also, a classic battle with The Moondogs taking on The Fabulous Ones and a rare matchup, caught on tape of when "Nature Boy" Ric Flair came into Memphis and squared off against Jerry "The King" Lawler. We'll hear from "The King" and Sam Ware from Payroll Management Group about the upcoming event at the Super K-Mart on Austin Peay Hwy, this Saturday, May 23rd.
Classic footage of The Moondogs with "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart in their corner in a war with The Fabulous Ones from the Mid-South Coliseum. Steve Keirn got hung up in between the ropes, where he dangled, fighting for air as The Moondogs added pressure. Finally, Referee Jerry Calhoun had no choice, but to call for the bell. Stan attacked and chased off The Moondogs with a steel chair. Stan managed to pry Steve's head loose from the ropes. As soon as Steve's head was freed, the ropes popped back into place. This added a special awe factor because it looked as if it snapped Steve's neck before he fell, lifeless, to the concrete floor. This clip was followed by a Fabulous Ones music video.
Corey reminded everyone of the FREE Wrestling show, coming up, this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 23rd in Raleigh-Frayser as part of the special Block Party event. This event will take place at the Super K-Mart, located on Austin Peay Hwy with a 1:00pm bell time. There will be FREE Food, FREE Balloons and FREE T-shirts handed out. Corey will be there along with the television cameras, as well as, Jerry "The King" Lawler, "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, and many more. Be sure and bring the whole family.
Video of a confrontation between "Grandmasta Sexay" Brian Christopher and "Dangerous" Doug Gilbert that took place at the UPN studio. Brian was asking the fans to bring whatever they had laying around the house because he was going to wrap it around Doug Gilbert's head. Doug walked out and showed Brian a picture of Brian Christopher, "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, "Wildfire" Tommy Rich, Buddy Landel, and "Dangerous" Doug Gilbert, collectively known as the Memphis Mafia. Doug told Brian that he forgot where he came from and smashed the picture over his head. This left Brian a bloody mess. Current WWE Superstar, R-Truth, ran out to check on the battered Christopher and to see "What's up?"
Corey said they've got some great things in the making that they'll be telling us about very soon that they are putting together, hopefully, by the end of this year. Corey added, "It's going to be a very, very, very special night of Memphis Wrestling to remember."
Here was something special. It was when World Champion "Nature Boy" Ric Flair came into Memphis and took on Jerry "The King" Lawler. This included some great Flair moments on the mic. Flair was scheduled to wrestle Rick McCord, but Lawler told Flair that McCord was inexperienced, so Lawler challenged Flair to a match. Flair accepted the challenge so they were going to have a ten minute non-title match until Lawler convinced Flair into defending the world title. Flair and Lawler went the entire ten minute time limit. Time expired as Flair had Lawler in the figure-four leglock. An irate Flair demanded that they have five more minutes so they restarted the contest. Lawler mounted a comeback and dropped the strap, taking it to Flair. Flair ended up retreating from the ring, grabbing his belt, and leaving. Great footage. I found these on YouTube.
Following the footage, Jerry "The King" Lawler checked in to remind everyone that SmackDown is invading Memphis on Tuesday, June 2. On June 2nd, the WWE Superstars are going to be down at the FedExForum. Jerry said that he is going to be the official guest referee in the big main event between four of the top superstars from SmackDown. Jerry confirmed that the next live event that was scheduled at Minglewood Hall for May 30th has been put on hold and pushed back. Jerry announced, "It looks like the next big show at Minglewood Hall is going to be an extravaganza! It's going to be a 4th of July blowout! There's certainly going to be fireworks at Minglewood Hall on July 4th and you won't want to miss that, but before that SmackDown coming to Memphis on the first Tuesday in June at the FedExForum." Jerry ended by saying, "You better be there because I've got a little surprise in store for those guys from SmackDown." On the television commercials they have been advertising a steel cage tag match, pitting Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio against the team of Chris Jericho and the World Heavyweight Champion, Edge.
Sam Ware from Payroll Management Group dropped by and brought a tape with some classic footage from the Randy Savage/Austin Idol feud.
First clip was from their match at the Mid-South Coliseum. Angelo Poffo threw a chain to Savage. Savage blasted Idol with it and got the pin. After the bell, Idol tied Savage up in the ropes(Andre style) and put Angelo Poffo in the Las Vegas leglock. This was followed by an Austin Idol promo in the studio, in which he talked very, very fast. Then, they went to a fuming Randy Savage, who was by the side of his injured father, Angelo. Good stuff.
Corey and Sam Ware reminded everyone again of the FREE Wrestling show, coming up, this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 23rd in Raleigh-Frayser as part of the special Block Party event. This event will take place at the Super K-Mart, located on Austin Peay Hwy with a 1:00pm bell time. There will be FREE Food, FREE Balloons and FREE T-shirts handed out. Corey will be there along with the television cameras, as well as, Jerry "The King" Lawler, "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, and many more. Be sure and bring the whole family.
Brett Thompson from Luxury Car Rental of Memphis stopped by and talked about all of his cars that he's bringing for the 23rd. He announced that Corey Maclin, Jerry "The King" Lawler, and "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart will all be signing the free t-shirts that are going to be handed out at the show on Saturday. Corey ended the show by saying he would see everyone next week.
Credit: D-Rock at www.wrestlingnewscenter.com