Recorded on June 26, 1985 at the Sportatorium in Tampa, FL. In front of a live studio audience
Airing on Florida Superstation WTOG and various television outlets throughout Alabama
and Mississippi on July 6, 1985
Hosted by Gordon Solie & Joe Pedicino
Interviewer: Coach John Heath
Ring Announcer: Rhubarb Jones
(Show opens with the opening montage and we go to the desk with Gordon Solie and Joe Pedicino)
Gordon and Joe talk about what a huge event UWF Battleground was and that we will be seeing footage from the event in upcoming weeks here on Continental Championship Wrestling. They discuss how the results of the Tennessee vs. Texas WAR are far reaching in the UWF and will have a profound impact on CCW in the weeks to come. They then pitch to the opening match this week.
In the opening bout, Mr. Olympia defeated Carl Fergie with a 'brainbuster' Afterwards, Olympia was joined by Coach John Heath at ringside, Olympia said with all that's gone on recently with that "snake in the grass" Bruiser Brody, he has lost sight of this "wannabe" who calls himself Super Olympia…..he says now that Brody is out of here it's time he focuses on the matter at hand and that's taking the mask off of this so called Super Olympia and exposing him and removing him from CCW as well.
COMMERCIAL airs for the CCW Rocket City Rumble VHS cassette tape!
When we return from the break, Joe Pedicino is joined by Mr. Wrestling 2 and Shane Douglas, Wrestling 2 explains how he has taken Douglas under his wing as a "pet project" and to perhaps groom him to one day become 'Mr. Wrestling 3'. Douglas says he's been learning a lot and appreciates the knowledge and guidance of a true legend of the ring. This brings out Adrian Street w/Ms. Linda and Bill Dundee who are laughing. Dundee says Wrestling 2 is a joke and has always been a joke and he wears a mask to hide his face because he knows he's a disgrace. Street adds. "Not to mention he's an ugly bugger as well." Wrestling 2 says if he's such a disgrace then face them in a tag match this week to determine who gets the next shot at the Nightmares, Street agrees and says, "Oh and you don't have to IMAGINE what we can do to you, stick around and have a look. Oh and Joe, I recently saw in a newsletter that someone referred to us as the 'Exotic Superstars', I like it…..keep it going."
The 2nd bout of the day sees The Exotic Superstars ("Superstar" Bill Dundee and "Exotic" Adrian Street w/Ms. Linda) defeated Porkchop Cash/Sabu when Street made Cash submit to a 'Boston Crab
A video aired showing all the recent turmoil between the "Stud Stables", we then go to a dressing room promo from Big John Studd, Tommy Rich, and Eddie Gilbert. Big John says he's the only true GIANT in pro wrestling which also makes him the only true STUD in pro wrestling. He says Ron Fuller needs to "stay in the office" and out of his business…he says he's here for gold and he's got his eye on a couple of titles. Gilbert points out that he and Rich have both the UWF Southern Tag Team title belts as well as the UWF World Six Man Tag Team title belts and they aren't going anywhere…..he says that since Big John is the true Stud, then they HAVE TO BE the only true Stud Stable…end of discussion, they say they've already beaten Fuller and Golden enough and are ready to move on and have their sights set on the Road Warriors UWF World Tag Team Titles…..Tommy Rich says he's "FARRRED UP" and ready to fight…it doesn't matter who….doesn't matter where…the gold is all coming to the Stable!
COMMERCIAL break featuring local promos for house shows
The show returns with the 3rd bout of the day featuring the "Living Legacy" David Sammartino w/Freddie Blassie & Teddy Muscles defeating The Blue Cyclone with the 'Dream Killer' (bridging German Suplex)
Gordon calls David over to the desk, he says they have some footage they want him to see. It's a promo from the 'American Dream' Dusty Rhodes….Dusty says that he should be focusing on the World title and a million other things but the thing that haunts his dreams on a nightly basis is the disrespect shown to him by the rookie David Sammartino. He says it bothers him because he knows that David comes from better stock than that, he was raised better than what we are seeing of him recently…Dusty says out of respect for the great Bruno Sammartino that he's going to beat respect into him this Sunday night St. Petersburg, Florida…..it's one on one this time…no one to hide behind, man vs. man…Dusty says that he will beat the respect into him that his Daddy should have.
David says that Dusty is a joke and a punchline in wrestling who can't hold a candle to the Sammartino legacy and if stepping on Dusty Rhodes' legacy is what it takes to succeed in the UWF, then he will gladly do so in St. Petersburg. Then on Monday night, he has his sights set on the UWF Alabama Heavyweight title held by Brad Armstrong!
Gordon and Joe run down the card for Monday night in Birmingham:
CCW Summer Heatwave Tour 1985
Monday July 8, 1985
Bell Time- 7:30pm
UWF Unified World Championship
Austin Idol w/Freddie Blassie & Teddy Muscles
Blackjack Mulligan w/Kendall Windham
UWF World Six Man Tag Team Championships- BIG JOHN STUDD IS BARRED FROM THE BUILDING
Tommy "Wildfire" Rich/"Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert/The Honky Tonk Man
The Stud Stable (Robert Fuller/Ron Fuller/Jimmy Golden)
UWF Continental Tag Team Championships
The Nightmares (Danny Davis/Ken Wayne)
Black Bart & "Outlaw" Ron Bass
UWF Alabama Heavyweight Championship
"Living Legacy" David Sammartino
w/"Classy" Freddie Blassie & Teddy Muscles
Prince Of Darkness Death Match (Both men blindfolded)
Death Wish w/Sir Oliver Humperdink & Fallen Angel
Winning Team Get CCW Tag Title Shot Next Week
"Superstar" Bill Dundee & "Exotic" Adrian Street w/Ms. Linda
Shane Douglas & Mr. Wrestling 2
w/"Classy" Freddie Blassie & Teddy Muscles
Tag Team Challenge Match
The Southern Boys (Tracy Smothers/Steve Armstrong)
The House of Humperdink (Killer Brooks/Purple Haze)
w/Sir Oliver Humperdink & Fallen Angel
The Great Kabuki w/Tojo Yammamoto
"Wildcat" Wendell Cooley
(Card Subject to Change)
The 4th match of the day sees UWF Alabama Heavyweight Champion Brad Armstrong pin "Golden Boy" Chic Donovan with after a 'Russian Leg Sweep'
Coach David Heath catches Brad Armstrong at ringside. Brad says that his family and his mentor the Bullet have been having their share of problems with the House of Humperdink, but the Alabama title being around his waist proves the tide is turning in this war and pretty soon they will prevail of Humperdink and Kevin Sullivan once and for all. Coach asks Brad about his title defense against David Sammartino on Monday night, Brad says after 'the American Dream' gets done with Sammartino in St. Petersburg….he won't have much to worry about on Monday night.
In the MAIN EVENT for the UWF Continental Tag Team Titles The Nightmares (Danny Davis/Ken Wayne) retained the titles by DQ against Black Bart/"Outlaw" Ron Bass when Adrian Street/Bill Dundee ran in and attacked them, Shane Douglas and Mr. Wrestling 2 ran in and attacked Street and Dundee, Bart and Bass were swinging at everybody as we went off the air angry that their title match was ruined by unwanted interference
© 1985 UWF/Continental Championship Wrestling