SHOW AIRED NATIONALLY
TAPED IN DALLAS, TEXAS
Dave Brown welcomes all the fans to TNT Wrestling from the World’s most Famous Wrestling Arena, the Sportatorium. He introduces his co-commentator and President of TNT Wrestling, Fritz VonErich.
Fritz announces that tonight will be a mega show right here on TBS. He talks about the Battle Royal and how the final four will meet in the semi-finals right for the TNT Heavyweight Title. He continues by saying the winners of the two semifinals meet on April 23rd at Memphis Roundhouse Revival and the winner will become the first ever TNT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!
Fritz continues by saying that the Battle Royal will have some new wrestlers to the TNT roster and the fans should be really excited.
Dave Brown puts over the Battle Royal and goes on to remind fans that both the USWA World Champion and The USWA World Tag Team Champion will be here next week defending their titles right here on WTBS! He continues by saying, “And speaking of the USWA World Champion, if you were watching USWA Wrestling Sunday night, you know that we have a new World Champ. That’s right folks, Tommy Wildfire Rich defeated Austin Idol. Fritz talks a little about Rich and that he will make an excellent. Fritz continues by thanking the USWA for giving TNT a second match at Memphis Roundhouse Revival and it will be to name the TNT #1 Contenders for the USWA World Tag Team Title. He goes on to announce that The Bruise Brothers, The Dream Machine and Porkchop Cash will face Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen for that #1 contender’s spot.
Dave Brown seems really excited and gives a great push for all that is happening in TNT Wrestling.
TNT 20 BATTLE ROYAL
(FINAL 4 TO MEET IN THE SEMIFINALS IMMEDIATLEY FOLLOWING)
Dave Brown announces the contestants one by one as they come to the ring:
1. Superstar Bill Dundee with Baby Doll 11. Bruiser Brody
2. Nightmare #1 12. Stan Hansen
3. Nightmare #2 13. Ricky Gibson
4. “Quick Draw” Rick McGraw 14. Ox Baker
5. Scott McGhee 15. Bugsy McGraw
6. The Dream Machine 16. Mil Mascaras
7. Porkchop Cash 17. King Cobra
8. Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert with Sheri Martel 18. The Spoiler
9. Steve Travis 19. Abdullah The Butcher
10. Wendell Cooley 20. DR. D DAVID SCHULTZ
The fans are really excited with many of the names. The loudest cheers are for Mil Mascaras, Bill Dundee and Bruiser Brody while they really let Eddie Gilbert and Ox Baker have it. The last two names really surprise them and bring out their ire. Abdullah causes havoc wherever he goes and Dr. D is one of the toughest heels in all of professional wrestling.
Dave Brown gives Fritz a lot of credit for building such a great roster in such a short period of time and is really surprised to see Dr. Death here in TNT. They also go back and forth on some of the favorites.
Dave announces that they will take a commercial break and then show the Battle Royal in its entirety.
TNT 20 BATTLE ROYAL
(FINAL 4 TO MEET IN THE SEMIFINALS IMMEDIATLEY FOLLOWING)
As the Battle Royal begins, it is chaos from the beginning. Those feuding with each other head right to their enemies. Tag teams try to work together while some people just run and try to hide but with 20 men in the ring there is nowhere to go. As you would expect, some of the smaller men without an alliance are the first to be tossed over the top rope. This group includes Steve Travis, Wendell Cooley, and Ricky Gibson. Abdullah the Butcher is on a mission and he uses his size and nastiness to single handedly toss out the nightmares.
We are quickly down to 15 men and we see the Bruise Brothers battling Brody and Hansen. Ox Baker and Bugsy are at each other’s throats and Eddie Gilbert and Bill Dundee are doing their best to toss each other to the floor. It is also pretty hot on the floor as Baby Doll and Sheri Martel are next to each yelling to their men and also yelling at each other. Surprisingly, Dr. D is just watching it all from the corner. It seems like nobody wants to take him on and he doesn’t mind saving some energy.
In a rather interesting maneuver, The Spoiler was trying to force Mil Mascaras to the floor but the Man of a Thousand Masks catches his opponent in a flying leg scissors and flips The Spoiler to the floor. 14 men left!
Abdullah continues his reign of terror by just bull rushing Quick Draw McGraw and out he goes. Down to 13! King Cobra and Scott McGhee decide they better act quickly and as a team. They come up from behind a land a double drop kick to the back of The Butcher and he loses his balance and goes over the top rope! One of the favorites is out and we are down to 12.
The Cobra and Scott McGhee like their alliance and make a rather fatal decision as they try and take on Dr. D.. David Schultz is battling for his life but he ducks under an overhand chop by McGhee and turns and nails them both with a running clothesline. 10 to go!
Eddie Gilbert has Bill Dundee on the verge of elimination as he is draped over the top rope. Gilbert is pushing while Sheri comes over and tries to pull Dundee to the floor. A mistake as WHAM! She is nailed with the same right hand that knocked Rock Riddle. The 5’10. 190 pound Baby Doll will not let anyone bully her man, Bill Dundee. Sheri goes down for a second and the two hotties of TNT are rolling on the floor in an all-out AMAZON CAT FIGHT. Dundee is able to reset his feet and the battle is back on.
In a mass of humanity, The Bruise Brothers, Cash and The Dream Machine are all locked up with Brody and Hansen. Each one is trying their best to knock someone over the ropes while remaining in the ring themselves. Out of nowhere, Mascaras just runs full speed into the blob and nails them with some amazing Aerial Acrobatics and the 4 go over at the same time. 6 ARE LEFT!
The two pairs, Dundee vs Gilbert and Baker vs Bugsy are fighting it out in opposite corners as Mil Mascaras and Dr. D seem to be taking a moment to catch their breath. They seem to realize that all they need to do now is survive to the Final 4. Baker seems to have gotten the better of the action vs McGraw and whips him into the ropes. As Bugsy comes off, he nails him with a Heart Punch and Bugsy is down. Gilbert and Dundee are both now half out of the ring and are fighting tooth and nail to get their opponent over. Baby Doll and Sheri have stopped their little rumble and are now trying to aid their man again. Baker now has lifted McGraw up by the hair and is moving him towards the ropes. As Baker gets McGraw to the ropes, Mil charges at Ox Baker and Dr. D charges at Bugsy. Mil connects with a flying drop kick and Ox goes over the rope. Schultz hits McGraw with a clothesline and he goes over. Baby Doll gives a might yank on the head of Hot Stuff and he goes over while Sheri rakes the eyes of Dundee and as he grabs his eyes, he loses his balance and over he goes. All 4 men hit the floor and what appears to be the same time.
Fritz and Dave Brown don’t know what to say. They both say the obvious that Mil Mascaras and Dr. D David Schultz have advanced but they also include that they will have to go to the VTR during the upcoming break to see who the other two semifinalist are.
As we come out of break, the video is shown to the television audience and it shows that by like 1/10 of second, Ox Baker and Bugsy McGraw were eliminated. Fritz now calls over Bill Dundee, Eddie Gilbert, Mil Mascaras and Dr. D and informs them that inside of the bag he is holding are two black balls and two red balls. The two contestants that draw the black balls will wrestle immediately and the two who draw the red balls will be in tonight’s second match. All 4 wrestlers reach in and make a selection. When they are revealed, they show that Mil Mascaras and Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert will wrestle in the first match.
MATCH: Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert with Sheri Martel vs Mil Mascaras
The fans are ecstatic as they are really rooting Mil Masaras who is one of their old Dallas heroes. The match is a bit awkward and maybe it is because they are all tired from the battle royal or maybe it is because, as usual, Mil Mascaras refuses to sell any of Hot Stuff’s moves. The match is a bit one sided and Gilbert is trying his best to carry the match. He is selling each and every aerial attack by Mascaras and seems on the verge of losing. Sheri seems to have had enough of this and trips Mascaras when the ref’s eyes were turned. The Man of a Thousand Masks seems truly surprised and loses focus and almost goes after Sheri. Hot Stuff sneaks up from behind and in a flash, nails Mascaras with a DDT for the 1…2...3.
Sheri and Gilbert seem really please with themselves and Dave Brown puts over how they are going to be in the finals for the first ever TNT Heavyweight Championship.
MATCH: SUPERSTAR DUNDEE with BABY DOLL VS DR. D DAVID SCHULTZ
Now this is really a David and Goliath story. Dr. D nearly has a foot on Dundee as well as a 60 pound weight advantage but as the fans of the Memphis area know, you can never count out the Superstar. Baby Doll escorts him to the ring and David Schultz doesn’t even wait for the bell. He attacks the Superstar and what appears to be the beating of Dundee’s life has begun. Baby Doll yells encouragement but it is of no use. Schultz punches, kicks and slams his was to complete control of the match. Bodyslam after bodyslam and elbow after elbow make this one hard to watch for the fans. Some of them remember when he was in the area last and recall his reign of terror. He seems to have picked up right where he left off. At one point, Dr. D goes over to the ropes and starts yelling at Baby Doll that she should join the team of Dr. D and be with a real man. All of a sudden, Dr. D goes from looking down at the floor and Baby Doll to looking at the lights on the ceiling. The referee is seen making a 3 count as Superstar Dundee caught Schultz be surprise with an inside cradle for the victory.
Schultz is beside himself and starts to beat on Dundee again. This time he really uses the heavy artillery. He follows up a running bulldog with a piledriver. Baby Doll is in the ring pleading with Dr. D to stop but he actually shoves her out of the way. He picks up Dundee and wham! Another Piledriver! As time is running out, the camera sees Baby Doll jumping on the back of Schultz and clawing at his eyes.
Fritz is saying that he hopes Dundee will even make it Memphis and the title match with Eddie Gilbert. Dave Brown is agreeing with Fritz and announces that they are out of time. He finishes with “So long from the Sportatorium. Don’t forget to tune in next week for another great show.”
As the credits roll and the screen fades to black, the camera sees Baby Doll doing everything she can to protect Dundee who is flat on his back and completely out!