----So we have last week's show report right before this week's show airs. LOL Well, we just can't find a regular correspond to do the reports and I have to steal them from D-Rock. Any takers?? I should have ratings for this show sometime before the weekend or first thing next week.
Corey Maclin and "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart kicked off the show by welcoming everyone to the special FREE Memphis Wrestling event that was a part of the Block Party for Peace. This week's show will feature all of the action that took place on Saturday, May 23rd, at the Super K-Mart on Austin Peay Highway. Corey announced the terrific lineup of talent scheduled for the show, that will feature the following matches: "Mr. Personalities" Derrick King vs "The Birdman" Koko B. Ware, Johnny Dotson vs Tatt2, "The New Nature Boy" Kevin White with Su Yung vs "Grandmasta Sexay" Brian Christopher, and in the Main Event, it will be someone coming in from parts unknown, wearing a mask, with a special referee facing Jerry "The King" Lawler.
Opening Match-"The Birdman" Koko B. Ware in action against "Mr. Personalities" Derrick King-Derrick jumped Koko from behind to start the match. Then, things spilled on the outside. Derrick spent a little time jawing with the fans at ringside. Back in the ring, Koko mounted a comeback and put Derrick away with a bulldog out of the corner. "The Birdman" Koko B. Ware is your winner at 4:52. Following the match, Koko added insult to injury, by sending Derrick flying over the top-rope to the outside. On the outside, Koko delivered a body slam on the pavement and grabbed a chair from a fan. Then, "The Birdman" blasted Derrick with the chair and focused in on the fallen King with a cold, dark stare. There was a jam packed crowd at this event. At one point, Jimmy Hart said it looked like it was five or six thousand people out there. Also, during the match, Corey talked with Tennessee State Representative, Barbara Cooper, from the Millington District.
Second Match from the Block Party for Peace-Johnny Dotson vs Tatt2-During this match, Corey spoke with County Trustee, Paul Matilla and Antonio "2 Shay" Parkinson. Tatt2 was flying all over the place until Dotson grounded him as he leveled Tatt2 with a clothesline in mid-air as he was flying towards him. Tatt2 would roll out of the way from a Dotson frog splash. Tatt2 caught Johnny with a 619. Dotson reversed a backslide attempt from Tatt2, but Tatt2 wrapped him up in a small package to get the win. Dotson would jump Tatt2 from behind, following the match, as he was celebrating. Derrick King ran out to assist Dotson with his attack on Tatt2. Derrick would nail Tatt2 with two super kicks before "The Birdman" Koko B. Ware saved Tatt2.
More action from Raleigh-Frayser, featuring "The New Nature Boy" Kevin White, managed by Su Yung, taking on "Grandmasta Sexay" Brian Christopher. During this match, Corey spoke with Bret Thompson, local rapper, Skinny, and Norma Lester, who is running for county commission, District 2, Position 3. In the ring, Brian's head got busted open. Kevin keyed in on Brian's wound, by biting his head. Kevin also hit Brian with a chain. When Kevin attempted a piledriver, Brian escaped by striking Kevin below the belt with a low blow. Su Yung jumped on the apron to grab Brian, but Brian caught her. As he held her, Kevin tried a sneak attack, but was caught with a Christopher super kick. Later, Brian launched Su into the ring and bashed both Kevin and her heads together. While Kevin was down, Brian delivered the hip-hop drop to get the win.
Corey introduced local radio personality, Thaddeus Matthews, from KWAM 990 that can be heard on weekdays between 4-7PM. For more information, check out www.thaddeusmatthews.com. Thaddeus said he had been a wrestling fan all his life and was kidding with Jimmy Hart about how he thought he was "The Mouth of the South". "The Birdman" Koko B. Ware came out and told Thaddeus that he didn't belong in the wrestling business and he should go back to where he came from. This escalated into a heated altercation and an entertaining little scuffle, with Koko pushing Thaddeus, while saying, "You got that red suit on! Come on! I'm gonna kick your red butt! You tried to run Mayor Herenton out of town and you tried to run the Fords out of town! I'll be damned, you gonna run The Birdman out of town! You understand that I oughta kick your Kentucky butt!" Thaddeus fired back, saying, "You call yourself The Birdman? You better get ready to fly!" Corey Maclin and Jimmy Hart was trying to control the situation by getting in between the two. Then, an enraged Koko added, "I tell you right now. If you want to step into professional wrestling, in my backyard, you gonna have to pay some damn dues! Cause negro, you know what? I will beat the black off of you!"
"Superstar" Bill Dundee made his way over to speak with Corey and Jimmy. Dundee was rockin' a Corey Maclin for Shelby County Clerk PMG shirt. Bill said that Lawler and him have wrestled each other four hundred times with both being tied with two hundred wins a piece. This next match between the two will be the rubber match. I guess Dundee didn't wanna wear the mask.
Main Event from the Raleigh-Frayser Block Party for Peace-"Superstar" Bill Dundee vs Jerry "The King" Lawler in what Jimmy Hart referred to as, "A Monday night memory on a Saturday afternoon." Corey and Jimmy spoke with PMG's Sam Ware and Antonio "2 Shay" Parkinson, during the match. At the beginning of the contest, "The King" and "The Superstar" tried to size up one another. Referee Kellen called every match. There was no special guest referee for the main event. Dundee would gain the upper hand by choking Lawler with a chain. Referee Kellen found the chain in Dundee's hand and disqualified "The Superstar", awarding the match to Jerry "The King" Lawler.
After the match, Lawler spoke with Corey and Jimmy. Jerry said Corey was an honest man and that's what we need in a Shelby County Court Clerk, so he's got his vote. Lawler continued, by adding, "I don't care if I've wrestled Dundee four hundred times or four thousand times, I don't ever get tired of beating his little Australian butt, in that ring!" Lawler is ready and willing to wrestle Dundee, anytime. Dundee stormed in and said he was now two ahead. Lawler disagreed, stating that he was the one that was one up. Dundee claimed that he learned the little trick with the chain from Jerry Lawler when he came here in 1975. He said that Lawler won ten years worth of matches by using a chain, just like that one. Lawler responded, "All I can tell you is I may have, but at least I was smart enough to not get caught!" Dundee told Corey, anytime he wants it, tell him and he will be there. Dundee asked Jimmy Hart if he needed him as a manager, would he jump on board and help him with Lawler. Jimmy Hart said he loved "The Superstar" and "The King" both, but he's a rent-a-manager, that goes to the highest bidder. Dundee said he was going to save his pennies and asked how much money he was going to charge Corey for wearing a Corey Maclin shirt. Bill told Jimmy to make the decision and he would split it with him, later, as the show ended.
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