Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Memphis Wrestling TV Report 7.04.09

----D-Rock put this up on I had the chance to see this show and it was horrible. The only good thing for the second week in a row was "Hollywood" Jimmy segment. D-Rock did a good job also. This is the kind of stuff that Maclin needs to do on every show.

The first forty-five minutes of the show was just a replay of last week's show. For those who may have missed it, check out last week's results at

During the final moments of the Lawler and Dundee 400th Match from Parsons, Tennessee, the Memphis Wrestling intro started. This was followed by a flashing graphic, advertising the free wrestling show that took place Saturday at Jerry Lawler's Fireworks in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Corey Maclin is joined by Jerry "The King" Lawler and "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart for a special hour and a half edition of Memphis Wrestling.

Lance Russell joined them by telephone to discuss the final match between Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee. Lance said he's seen Lawler and Dundee face each other on numerous occasions and have never seen a bad match, yet. Hart asked just to put the icing on the cake if Jerry Calhoun was going to be the referee for this final clash. Lawler confirmed that Jerry Calhoun would indeed be the referee for the match. Lawler spoke highly of Lance Russell's ability to remember all kinds of matches. Lawler told Russell, "I know you go around, reminding elephants of stuff they've forgotten." Lawler brought up the disagreement that Dundee and he are having regarding the total number of wins and losses that each has. Both feel like they are ahead. Lawler said, "I can't imagine losing to Bill Dundee two hundred times! Good grief!" Jerry informed Lance that they were going to have a special hookup at Minglewood Hall, so he could hear all the action. Lance verified, once again, that he's never seen a greater match, anywhere, anytime than Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee. Lance added, "And you know, I've been around a bunch of em with the WCW and I've saw the great Ric Flair in a lot of his matches and all of the Anderson boys and all of that. Never have I've seen competition like Lawler and Dundee." Corey told Lance that we gotta get him back up here to Memphis, real soon. Lance said that sounds good to him because he loves to see all the Memphis Wrestling fans because there "No better ones anywhere in the world." Corey informed Lance that they are going to be on until twelve thirty, on their old time slot, today. Lance Russell took us to break, by saying, "Ok! We'll be back and we'll have more action, coming up, in just a moment!"

Commercial with Corey Maclin and "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart plugging Corey Maclin's upcoming radio show on KWAM 990 on Monday morning at 8AM. Jimmy Hart was the special co-host and they were having a big surprise guest. To read all about Corey Maclin's radio show with Jerry Lawler hinting at running for Mayor of Memphis, be sure to check out the earlier post that can also be found at

Jimmy Hart said he's been thinking about all the great feuds, including Frazier and Ali in boxing and Sputnik Monroe and Billy Wicks, and, of course, there's Dundee and Lawler.

Lawler announced that, coming up in the show, we'll be seeing and hearing from a lot of guys from WWE sharing their opinion of who they think are going to win the match. Lawler said we'll hear from William Regal, Santino Marella, Joey Styles from ECW, Michael P.S. Hayes from The Fabulous Freebirds, Chris Jericho, Michael Cole, and John Cena. Unfortunately, since they showed so much of last week's show earlier, we only got to see William Regal and Michael Hayes from the list of names.

Opening the Vault footage, featuring a match between Jerry "The King" Lawler and Jeff Jarrett. Referee Jerry Calhoun ended up taking a bump when Jarrett flew off the top-rope landing on both he and Lawler. "Superstar" Bill Dundee ran out and blasted Jarrett with a chain, enabling Lawler to make the pin and get the three count. Following the match, Jarrett complained to Referee Jerry Calhoun, saying he was hit by Dundee, who had a chain. Calhoun got Dundee to come out. Dundee attacked Jarrett, again, with the chain, knocking him out of the ring and onto the floor. Once on the outside, Dundee bashed Jarrett's head in with a couple steel chair shots and ran Jarrett into the ring post. Lawler would come out to intervene, but would get leveled with the chair by Dundee, as well. Dundee continued his malicious attack on Jarrett until the locker room cleared out. Dundee also had some choice words for Eddie Marlin and Lance Russell as everyone held Jarrett back. I couldn't hear anything during this clip. For some reason, there was no sound at all. Here's a video of this match. I wish it had more of Dundee's assault on Jarrett and his tirade.

"Superstar" Bill Dundee called in from Long Island, New York, to talk about his match with Jerry Lawler. Jimmy Hart said that Dundee has held a grudge against him because when he first got involved in the wrestling business, he threw a chain in to "The King" and he knocked Dundee out. Dundee learned that Jerry Calhoun was going to be the referee for the match. Dundee noted that it seems like Lawler, Hart, and Calhoun are in cahoots together. Dundee said he's gonna feel like walking down Beale Street, Saturday with Lawler's crown and the bragging rights of beating Jerry Lawler for the last time. Dundee thanked all the people living in Memphis and the surrounding area for feeding him for the past 31 years. Dundee told Lawler, "This is a personal thing between you and me. We tolerated one another. We never really was in love with one another, but with Calhoun and Jimmy Hart. Man, this is like going back in time! Well, I don't really care. I'm gonna be the one bragging Saturday night!"

We hear from an old buddy of Dundee's, William Regal, who had this to say about the Lawler/Dundee match: Tonight, Memphis, there's going to be a contest of epic proportions. "Superstar" Bill Dundee and Jerry "The King' Lawler. Their four hundred and first encounter. They both hold two hundred victories each, but tonight, being a friend of mine and former manager, I have to give the winning vote to "Superstar" Bill Dundee. Because he's far superior in the ring. And being a man of, believe it or not, similar ideals and we both serve under the same Queen. Because, although, you think he's Australian, he's not. He's actually Scottish. He's just a superior person. Jerry Lawler, I like you, but tonight is not your night.

Next, we heard from Michael P.S. Hayes, who gave us these thoughts on Lawler and Dundee's Final Match: After four hundred attempts! I'm talking about not one! Not two! Not three! Not three hundred ninety-nine! Four hundred attempts! Jerry "The King" Lawler! "Superstar" Bill Dundee! Or as Lance Russell would say (Shakes head while imitating Lance, by saying, Ahh! "Superstar" Bill Dundee) They can't decide who is the best! They can't figure out which one is, literally, the best to ever hit the squared circle in Mempho! Memphis, Tennessee! I'm hollering out to you, "Handsome" Jimmy Valiant! Ladies and gentlemen, we know who the best ever to strike and pose! And rock and roll in Memphis is and you're looking at him! Michael P.S. Hayes! Leader of The Fabulous Freebirds! Nevertheless, if I have to make a prediction. I'm going with Jerry "The King" Lawler! Later. (Winks)

Opening the Vault video of Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee teaming together against The Fabulous Freebirds, Michael P.S. Hayes and Terry Gordy. Dundee picked up the win with a sunset flip on Michael Hayes.

Jimmy Hart mentioned that they are at Corey Maclin's Headquarters because there was a big Corey Maclin for Shelby County Clerk banner in the background. Corey said he doesn't have an opponent, yet in the race for Shelby County Clerk.

Lawler talked about how Downtown Bruno used to live in his backyard. This was followed by a video of Downtown Bruno giving us his pick in the Lawler and Dundee match: Hello! It's Downtown Bruno from Walls, Mississippi. I'm here to talk about Jerry "The King" Lawler against "Superstar" Bill Dundee for their four hundred and first match. Who's gonna win? Well you know what? I'm glad you came to me because I've had to think about this long and hard. I've been in the ring with both those guys, many times, and I had to decide who beat me up worse? Bill "Superstar" Dundee or "King" Jerry Lawler. Well, you know what? I thought about it cause who ever beat me up worse is, naturally, gonna beat up his opponent worse and win this big, epic match. I guarantee you, beyond a shadow of a doubt, tell you who's gonna win that match. (Takes a drink of water from a water bottle and gets choked, walking away)

Lawler said that Downtown Bruno is all choked up over the match.

Opening the Vaults with another classic Lawler and Dundee battle. Dundee picked up the win in what was described by Lance Russell as "A wild brawl."

Corey Maclin said, "I tell you who's standing by now, Jimmy Hart. A manager that you always talk about, Jimmy Blaylock!"

Jerry Lawler: Now that's one guy you don't like, right? You don't like him?

Jimmy Hart: You better believe it! Blaylock, Man! This guy like to ate us out of house and home when he was down here visiting us that time.

Jerry Lawler: I told him! I said, Blaylock, please stop eating when you get to the plate. C'mon, Man!

Corey Maclin: He'll be eating it all and the plate, huh?

Jerry Lawler: Oh my gosh! Unbelievable!

Corey Maclin: Well, he's got some words, King! And I understand, he's picking a winner.

Jerry Lawler: Well, I know. He's been going all over Mississippi, asking people who they think is going to win this big match, tonight. What's he got this time?

Corey Maclin: Everybody's talking about it. Let's hear what Jimmy Blaylock has up his sleeve.

Video of "Hollywood" Jimmy Blaylock with an incredibly tall and handsome, young man.

"Hollywood" Jimmy: I'm here with one of the biggest wrestling fans around. I know you've heard about it. July the Fourth! Jerry Lawler versus BILL "SUPERSTAR" DUNDEE!

Fan: Yes! Yes!

"Hollywood" Jimmy: At Minglewood Hall. Now, tell me what you think about this match, you know?

Fan: Oh, it's going to be a great match! I can't wait! Jerry "The King" Lawler! "Superstar" Bill Dundee! It's gonna be AWESOME! A fan's dream! Gonna be a Good Call, for sure! (Lifts up a Good Call sign) Good Call! Yes!

"Hollywood" Jimmy: Yeah! Yeah! Ok, now, wait a minute. I know you've got your card, right there, but let's talk about Jerry "The King" Lawler. What would you put for Jerry Lawler?

Fan: Awww! Jerry "The King" (Flips sign, revealing Bad Call) Booo! (While giving the thumbs down) Awww! Gosh! I think I threw up a little bit in my mouth whenever you mentioned that name!

"Hollywood" Jimmy: Ok, and what about BILL "SUPERSTAR" DUNDEE?

Fan: Woooooo!!! (Flips sign back to Good Call and gives the thumbs up) Living legend! Living legend!

"Hollywood" Jimmy: Living legend! That's right! That's right! See!

Fan: Beats Jerry Lawler everyday of the week!

"Hollywood" Jimmy: No Lawler fans! Can't find a one!

Following the video, Corey Maclin, Jerry Lawler, and Jimmy Hart were talking, but there was no sound, again. There was sound problems off and on, throughout the show. This was the last thing that aired. It appeared like they had an all-new, one hour and thirty minute show prepared. I'm not sure, why they aired the first forty-five minutes of last week's program. Oh well! At least Memphis Wrestling ended on a Good Call!

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