UWF/CCW Television (Pre-Beach Brawl Episode)
Recorded on July 24, 1985 at the Sportatorium in Tampa, FL. In front of a live studio audience
Airing on Florida Superstation WTOG, Texas Superstation WTVT, and various television outlets throughout Alabama
and Mississippi on Aug 3, 1985
Hosted by Gordon Solie & Joe Pedicino
Interviewer: Coach John Heath
Ring Announcer: Rhubarb Jones
(Show opens with highlights of the Dusty Rhodes/David Sammaritino feud dating back to 'Rocket City Rumble' in Huntsville, Alabama all the way to their recent interactions in the Bunkhouse Battle Royal, we then go to the opening montage and to the desk with our hosts Gordon Solie and Joe Pedicino)
Gordon and Joe welcome everyone to the show. Gordon says we are less than 24 hours away from 'Beach Brawl '85' at the Orange Bowl in Orlando, Florida headlined by not one but TWO STEEL CAGE MAIN EVENTS!! Joe tells us we'll be hearing from the 'American Dream' later in the show and the Southern Television Champion David Sammartino will be defending the title here tonight against 'Nightmare' Danny Davis. We'll also see footage of Adrian Adonis who will be making his CCW debut tomorrow at Beach Brawl. Today in our main event we'll see the UWF Southern Tag Team Titles on the line as The Stud Stable (Eddie Gilbert/Tommy Rich) will defend against the top contenders from the USWA The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn/Stan Lane)! Gordon says we'll see all this and much, much more but sends it to the ring.
UWF Continental Heavyweight Champion Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Johnny Jarrett/Dan Yarborough in a handicap match with a flying headbutt off the top rope onto BOTH guys
Coach John Heath catches Bigelow at ringside and asks him if Kevin Von Erich has his number in a no DQ/no count out match? Bigelow asks him where he was during that last match he destroyed TWO men at once. He says Kevin Von Erich will meet the same fate as everyone else in Continental has….Bigelow says he will eventually retire as CCW champion because NO ONE, least of all a Von Erich can beat him!
We return from break as Gordon and Joe throw to footage of the Rock & Roll Express in past CCW matches who will be challenging for the CCW tag team titles against The Exotic Superstars (Bill Dundee/Adrian Street) w/Ms. Linda. We then see footage from Japan of Adrian Adonis in action, Gordon reminds us that Bam Bam Bigelow came here from Japan and he's been unstoppable.
UWF Southern Television Championship
"The Living Legacy" David Sammartino w/'Classy' Freddie Blassie & Teddy Muscles defeated "Nightmare" Danny Davis with a small package and a handful of tights
Joe Pedicino approaches Blassie/Sammartino/Teddy. Blassie says that Mr. Olympia has no clue how much trouble he's in tomorrow when he faces Blassie's Mystery Challenger for his UWF Southern Heavyweight Championship, there will be a new champion crowned in Orlando and he promises everyone that. David cuts in and says that he can't wait until he steps into the Steel Cage with Dusty Rhodes with his father right there to witness as he surpasses the legacy of his famous father and ascends to the very top of the wrestling business while Bruno can do nothing but count to three!
Gordon talks over highlights of the Austin Idol/Jerry Lawler feud that's been playing out in the USWA and hypes the Steel Cage grudge match for the UWF World Championship tomorrow at Beach Brawl.
Gordon runs down the FULL CARD for tomorrow's huge event:
UWF/CCW Beach Brawl
Sunday Aug 4th, 1985
Bell time- 4pm
STEEL CAGE MATCH
UWF UNIFIED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
"Universal Heartthrob" Austin Idol
w/"Classy" Freddie Blassie & Teddy Muscles
Jerry 'The King' Lawler
STEEL CAGE FINAL SHOWDOW
Special Referee: Bruno Sammartino
"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
"The Living Legacy" David Sammartino
UWF World Tag Team Titles
"The Legion of Doom"
The Road Warriors (Animal/Hawk) w/Paul Elleriing
The House of Humperdink
w/Sir Oliver Humperdink & Fallen Angel
UWF Continental Heavyweight Championship
NO DQ/NO COUNTOUT
Bam Bam Bigelow
Kevin Von Erich
UWF World Six Man Tag Team Championship
The Stud Stable (Big John Studd/Tommy Rich/Eddie Gilbert)
w/"Tennessee Stud" Ron Fuller
Robert Fuller/Jimmy Golden/Andre the Giant
UWF Southern Heavyweight Championship
Freddie Blassie's Mystery Challenger
UWF Continental Tag Team Championship
The Exotic Superstars (Bill Dundee/Adrian Street) w/Ms. Linda
The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton/Robert Gibson)
Loser Leaves Town
FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE
"Prince of Darkness"
REVENGE TAG TEAM MATCH
The Desperados (Black Bart/"Outlaw" Ron Bass)
Shane Douglas/Mystery Partner w/Mr. Wrestling 2
(CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Promo: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes says that the time for talking is done....tomorrow in Orlando, Florida....David Sammartino will know what "hard times" are all about....David Sammartino will pay for his sins....and David Sammartino will suffer all this right in front of his famous father who he can only imagine is embarrassed and humiliated by the actions of his son. Beach Brawl will bring retribution for Dusty Rhodes the American Dream and a reckoning for the so-called...Living Legacy.
Brad Armstrong pinned Roy Lee Welch after a 'Russian Leg Sweep'
Gordon then narrates a highlight package of the The Bullet and the Armstrongs vs. The House of Humperdink and Kevin Sullivan and the recent attacks of Sullivan on the Bullet. He says the war will be settled in less than 24 hours in a the FALLS COUNT ANYWERE/Loser Leaves Town Match between the Bullet and 'The Prince of Darkness' Kevin Sullivan.
We then shift to the recent battles between Shane Douglas and Mr. Wrestling 2 against the Desperados (Ron Bass/Black Bart). We see Bart/Bass injure Mr. Wrestling 2 with the bullrope and Gordon and Joe speculate who the 'Mystery Partner' for Douglas could be in Orlando.
Big John Studd w/"The TN. Stud" Ron Fuller pins Porkchop Cash after a 'Heart Punch'
Studd/Ron Fuller are joined at ringside by Gilbert/Rich. Studd says that HE is the only GIANT in the UWF and that when he hits Andre the 'sorta tall fat guy' in the chest, he will go down forever!! Gilbert says that Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden are a joke and that after tomorrow this thing is over with, it will be time to move on! Rich says he's "farred up" and that Andre the Giant is going wish he had minded his own business and stuck to "rasslin cartoon characters up north" instead of facing "real rasslers" such as themselves.
We return from break to highlights of the UWF World Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors (Hawk/Animal) with Paul Ellering…..after seeing footage of the Warriors destroying jobbers, we got to promo. Hawk says that Humperdink just doesn’t learn, they destroyed his 'wannabe bikers' back at Rocket City Rumble and it will be their pleasure to beat the brakes off of these Kevin Sullivan "trick or treat freaks", Animal says that hate the beach…but they love to brawl and they will be more than happy to destroy another Humperdink tag team in Orlando. Ellering adds, These boys are World Champions for a reason and at Beach Brawl…..they are going to burn down….the House of Humperdink!!
UWF SOUTHERN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn/Stan Lane) defeated The Stud Stable (Eddie Gilbert/Tommy Rich) w/"Tn. Stud" Ron Fuller when Robert Fuller/Jimmy Golden caused a disruption at ringside attacking Ron Fuller allowing Stan Lane to school boy Tommy Rich to get the win and take the Southern Tag Team Championships!
Gordon closes with "We'll see you all at Beach Brawl, for Joe Pedicino, I'm Gordon Solie….So long, from the the Sunshine State!"
© 1985 UWF/Continental Championship Wrestling