NWA Lutte Internationale TV
Taped at CHLT-TV Studios, Sherbrooke, QC
Broadcasted on August 31st, 1985
Another crazy week, another show in form of recap. Will return to the full format ASAP!
-To start this week's show, a recap from last week's events as Rick Martel went crazy, looking to avenge Frenchy's Legion's betrayal at his expense at Heatwave. Guy Hauray & Édouard Carpentier mention that Rick Martel is scheduled to be here this week and no one knows in what state of mind he currently is but we might learn sooner rather than later
-In the opening match, the Bolshevik Revolution of Boris Zhukov & Baron Von Raschke squashed the tandem of Morton Easton & Tristram Cullen in quick fashion. But shortly afterwards, Rick Martel rushed the ring, chair in hand and attacked both Zhukov & Von Raschke. Von Raschke was able to escape rather quickly but Martel locked in the Boston Crab on Zhukov and refused to let go until Bruno Sammartino and a slew of referees arrived. Bruno told Martel afterwards that he cannot do this every week and he'll have to suspend him if he has to. Martel tells Bruno that what he wants is Ric Flair and until he can make sure with the NWA Board of Directors that he's gonna have a shot at Ric Flair, he'll stop. If he has to travel to Mid-Atlantic to get his hands on Ric Flair and anyone of his associates, he'll do it.
-Dory Funk Jr fought Strong Machine #3 to a double DQ after things got out of hand with the involvement of Super Strong Machine & Strong Machine #2 who destroyed Dory with a Machine DDT. Afterwards, Super Strong Machine gave a note to the broadcast team saying that he has accomplished his mission to prove that Japanese wrestlers are superior to North American wrestlers by defeating Gino Brito to win the NWA Canadian International TV Championship. In order to truly make it an International title, he'll bring it back with him to Japan and forever be the champion.
-Up next, the entire Creatchman Family arrived on set for an interview. Eddy "the Brain" Creatchman of course gloated about the superiority of his NWA World Tag Team Champions and claims that Jacques Rougeau was lucky to have escaped as the NWA Canadian International Heavyweight Champion. Next time, Lord Humongous will take that title away from him. In the meantime, The Brain has an announcement to make. He starts by saying that he's very proud of his Creatchman Family as all of them have proven to be the most dangerous family in professional wrestling. The Brain wants to expand his family and not only on the wrestler's side but also from a managerial side. While he focuses on the careers of the Botswana Beast & Lord Humongous, Eddy tells The Great Samu & Prince Alofa Fatu that he's now searching for someone to assist him into guiding their careers in the right direction. Soon, the Creatchman Family will be even better than it already is! Next week, The Creatchman Family throws an open challenge to any tag team in the territory to try taking the NWA World Tag Team Titles away from them!
-In this week's main event, "Mr. Electricity" Steve Regal goes one-on-one with Alexis Smirnoff. Smirnoff is looking over his shoulder to make sure that Rick Martel isn't around like earlier in the show to attack him. Another big outing for Steve Regal, who continues to impress, taking Alexis Smirnoff to his limits. But in the end, Smirnoff takes the victory away from Regal with a bearhug and Regal has no choice but to submit. As the show ends, we see D'Artagnan the Clown looking on, stoic but not moving.....What has he planned for Lutte Internationale?
À LA SEMAINE PROCHAINE SI DIEU LE VEUT!