NWA Lutte Internationale TV
Taped at CHLT-TV Studios, Sherbrooke, QC
Broadcasted October 19th, 1985
(After the opening credits, we go to the broadcast booth where Guy Hauray & Édouard Carpentier are waiting to start the show)
Guy Hauray: Good morning everyone and welcome to NWA Lutte Internationale TV. We’re gonna have some great action as our feature bout as the NWA demanded for Super Strong Machine to defend the NWA Canadian International TV Championship this week on TV, despite the fact that the champion wanted to remain in Japan and have the contender to be flown in instead, going forward. And to make sure that there are no shenanigans from his fellow Machines this week, the National Wrestling Alliance appointed Bruno Sammartino as the special guest referee for this one.
Édouard Carpentier: We know that the last time Bruno was involved physically in some capacity, there was a lot of controversy. The NWA was forced to remove Bruno from an event a few weeks ago in Calgary because of his actions the night before, allowing his son David’s team to get the victory over our Lutte All-Stars. This is a big opportunity for Bruno to redeem himself and put all of this behind him.
Guy Hauray: In any event, Super Strong Machine’s opponent will be “Hangman” Bobby Jaggers from the Sensationals. Speaking of which, Eddie, quite a mystery last week as Sherri Martel received flowers from a secret admirer. And judging by the initials on the card, Sherri believes that Billy Robinson is behind it.
Édouard Carpentier: And yet, Billy was shocked about this and it doesn’t look it’s him. I don’t know if he’s playing coy to fool Sherri a bit but should we have further developments this week, we could be in for a surprise again this week.
Guy Hauray: We shall see but up first, Hillbilly Jim & Jimmy Snuka are in tag team action to kick us off!
Hillbilly Jim & Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka vs Jayden Watt & Garth Madison
The broadcast team hypes that this is their first TV outing in Lutte, and it looks like they could be a tag team going forward. Nevertheless, the two veterans are gelling pretty good and poor Watt & Madison don’t stand a chance against them. The end comes as Hillbilly Jim press slams Garth Madison and this is followed by a Superfly Splash from Jimmy Snuka to score the pinfall victory.
Winners: Hillbilly Jim & Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka
After the match, Hillbilly Jim & Jimmy Snuka are headed to the broadcast booth for an interview
Guy Hauray: Alright, guys, congratulations for a first successful outing. And I must say that when we’re used to see teams like the Sheepherders or The Creatchman Family, it is refreshing to see teams like you two just go out there and having fun.
Hillbilly Jim: Yee-haw! Well, sir, this is exactly what we’re all about. This is what this business is all about. It’s about go out there and put on a show for the fans out there. Now, it’s all fine and well but don’t let our attitude fool you. We can be as mean as they come when it comes down to winning matches. We know about the Creatchmans and how they put together a stable of mean men and the old Brain might even have Abdullah the Butcher in his back pocket when he wants to. But I can assure you that there’ll be a time where if the Creatchmans cross paths with us, we’re gonna be ready for them and we’re not scared of them. Isn’t it right, Supafly?
Jimmy Snuka: OH BRUDDA! The Supafly has never feared anyone! ANYONE! I was born ready for battle and the Supafly has seen a lot of bad bad men in his day. We have heard a lot about how mean and dangerous the Creatchman Family is. But Jim and I are as hungry as they are. In fact, brudda, we’re STARVING. Do you know how dangerous somebody starving really is, brudda? So, this goes to the Botswana Beast and the Lord Humongous. You may be big, you may be bad, you may have the Creatchmans but we are hungry and we want something that is yours. We’re not afraid of you. We’re not afraid of the beasts, brudda! Bring it on!
(Hillbilly Jim and Jimmy Snuka leave the broadcast booth together)
Guy Hauray: Well, it doesn’t look like Hillbilly Jim and Superfly are intimidated at all. Right from the start, they look to be gunning after the Creatchmans!
Édouard Carpentier: Well, when you are the NWA World Tag Team Champions, you have a big bullseye on your back. Here in the NWA, the Rougeaus want their title back, the Midnight Rockers want those titles. In Mid-Atlantic, the current NWA Canadian International Tag Team Champions The Vachons probably want those titles as well and perhaps the most dangerous opposition they could have, Ole & Arn Anderson, now managed by JJ Dillon. This couldn’t get any more exciting!
Guy Hauray: I’m sure that we’ll hear from the Creatchman Family sooner rather than later. Later on, we’ll hear from Sherri Martel and perhaps we’ll hear about that mysterious secret admirer. But when we come back, we’ll hear from the champion, Jacques Rougeau himself.
Guy Hauray: Welcome back to Lutte TV. Please welcome the NWA Canadian International Heavyweight Champion Jacques Rougeau!
(Jacques Rougeau comes out to a rousing ovation from the studio crowd.)
Guy Hauray: Obviously, Jacques, no one will deny that you’re a fighting champion since you’ve won the tournament last August to be the new NWA Canadian International Heavyweight Champion. This brought you to go represent the NWA and Lutte Internationale against some of the top talents in the world, namely from World Class Championship Wrestling . You’ve recently been pinned by Black Bart in Jupiter, Florida and he hasn’t stop mocking you since. He has even claimed that if you’re not scared of him, to come to World Class Championship Wrestling on October 25th to defend your title against him. What is your response?
Jacques Rougeau: Vous savez, m’sieur Hauray, oui, c’est vrai que les choses se sont pas trop ben passé quand on a fait nos galas aux États-Unis pis quand les gars de Dallas sont venus ici. J’ai vraiment rien à redire contre Kevin Von Erich parce que dans les circonstances, on avait le meilleur partenaire, Raymond pis moi. J’aurai toujours le plus grand des respects pour la famille Von Erich. Black Bart m’a battu 1-2-3 dans un combat par équipe, oui, c’est vrai. Big John Studd a fait la même chose à Edmonton dans un combat 5 vs 5. Je pourrai pas toutes les gagner. Mais par contre, la chose que je vais dire, c’est que des gros malpropres comme Black Bart, on n’a vu un pis un autre dans notre vie, Raymond pis moi. M’as vous dire une chose; Black Bart peut rire de moé tant qu’y veut mais le 25 octobre, j’vas aller y fermer la trappe pour de bon dans son territoire. J’ai dit à M. Fritz von Erich que ce serait un honneur pour moi d’aller me battre un jour à Dallas pis je suis un gars de parole. Pis j’vais encore faire mieux que ça, monsieur Hauray. On va faire d’une pierre 2 coups. Si le gros Big John Studd pense lui aussi qu’y peut m’enlever ma ceinture, j’suis prêt à rester au Texas pour une couple de jours pis défendre mon titre. En fait, m’as prendre n’importe qui de World Class. Pis j’ai parlé à Raymond pis ça l’intéresserait ben gros également.
(Translation : You know, Mr. Hauray, yeah, it’s true that things didn’t go our way when we wrestled in the United States and when the boys from Dallas came over here. I got nothing to say against Kevin Von Erich because under the same circumstances, Raymond and I had the best partner we could have. I’ll always have the utmost respect for the Von Erich family. Black Bart pinned me 1-2-3 in a tag match, yeah, that’s true. Big John Studd did the same thing in Edmonton in a 10-Men Tag. I won’t win them all. However, the thing that I’ll say is that big fat asses like Black Bart, Raymond and I we have seen a lot of ‘em in our lifetime. I’ll tell you something; Black Bart can mock me as much as he can but on October 25th, I’ll go in his backyard to shut him up once and for all. I told Mr. Fritz Von Erich it would be an honor for me to wrestle in Dallas one day and I’m a man of my word. And I’ll do you one better, Mr. Hauray. We’ll kill 2 birds with one stone. If Big John Studd also thinks that he can take the title away from me, I’m willing to stay in Texas an extra couple of days and defend my title. In fact, I’ll wrestle anybody from World Class. And I spoke to Raymond and he’s also interested into making the trip!)
Guy Hauray: Are you saying that you and Raymond are throwing an open challenge of your own IN Texas?
Jacques Rougeau: M’sieur Hauray, j’ai regardé notre horaire pour la fin du mois pis à part notre combat par équipe ici la semaine prochaine contre Chris Benoit pis Steve Strong, Raymond pis moi on a du temps libre faque si Mr. Fritz Von Erich est d’accord, si y a du monde au Texas qui veulent battre les Rougeaus, ils savent où nous trouver!
(Translation : Mr. Hauray, I’ve checked our schedule for the rest of the month and other than our tag match vs Chris Benoit & Steve Strong right here on TV next week, Raymond and I have a lot of free time so if Mr. Fritz Von Erich is OK with it, if there are people in Texas looking to fight the Rougeaus, we won’t be too hard to find!)
(Jacques returns to the back)
Guy Hauray: Well, Eddie, looks like Jacques Rougeau has accepted Black Bart’s challenge. He’ll wrestle him IN TEXAS on October 25 and he wants to wrestle anyone else from Texas until then.
Édouard Carpentier: Well, Jacques is right; his next scheduled title defense is on November 2 vs Hangman Bobby Jaggers but one may say that Jacques is being a bit careless. Let’s hope for him that he’ll be up to the task. But if Raymond tags along with him, fans in Dallas will be in for some major excitement.
Guy Hauray: We should have confirmation from World Class in the next couple of days. When we come back, before our main event, we’ll hear from Sherri Martel!
Guy Hauray: Welcome back to Lutte TV as we’re approaching main event time but before we do, please welcome Sherri Martel and her Sensationals.
(Sherri Martel walks to the set with the same flowers she received last week and both Billy Robinson and the #1 contender for the TV title, Hangman Bobby Jaggers behind her.)
Guy Hauray: First of all, Sherri, you look absolutely delighted today.
Sherri Martel: Of course, I am! Wouldn’t you be too if you’d receive flowers like I did last week? I mean, I always knew that my Sensationals appreciate me but I’m actually a bit speechless about this. I mean....Billy, you didn’t have to do this.
Billy Robinson: Sherri, I didn’t.
Sherri Martel: Oh, don’t be so humble, Billy. You don’t have to lie here. I love those flowers, those are my favourites.
Billy Robinson: But Sherri, I....
Sherri Martel: It’s OK, Billy, I know that you have a tough guy reputation in the UK and everything but really, women love caring men like you. Just say it, it’s OK.
Billy Robinson: I don’t know how else to tell you, Sherri. It wasn’t m...
Sherri Martel: You know what? That’s OK, no big deal. We’ll have more time to celebrate tonight after Bobby Jaggers is the new NWA Canadian International TV Champion! Let’s go Bobby, show ‘em how it’s done!
(Billy Robinson doesn’t have the time to place another word that Sherri drags him to ringside for the main event!)
NWA Canadian International TV Championship
Super Strong Machine © vs “Hangman” Bobby Jaggers (w/Sherri Martel & Billy Robinson)
The broadcast team is quick to notice that Super Strong Machine came alone; no trace of his fellow Strong Machines. They speculate if they have returned to Japan as well along with Super Strong Machine earlier. Either way, it’s a pretty rugged and highly-contested match the crowd in attendance is witnessing. And as expected, Sherri Martel gets involved as much as she can, especially since there seems to be no presence of the other Machines in sight. The challenger is about to turn the tide and it looks like Bobby Jaggers is on his way to win the title. However, a stagehand comes at ringside to deliver a box to Sherri Martel. Sherri opens it and it’s a box of chocolates. There’s a card going along with it and it’s only signed “ Love, B.R.” Sherri is once against convinced that it’s Billy Robinson and Robinson argues with Sherri that it isn’t him who sent her the box of chocolates. This distracts Jaggers long enough for Super Strong Machine to clock Jaggers from behind with the Machine Lariat! With Jaggers out cold – and Sherri too busy trying to hug a perplexed Billy Robinson – Super Strong Machine scores the pinfall victory over Bobby Jaggers. Super Strong Machine triumphantly exits the ring as Sherri and Robinson realize what just happened. This week’s show ends with all 3 Sensationals trying to make sense of what just happened with “Ace” Bob Orton coming in street clothes, to try calm down Bobby Jaggers after his mysterious and bizarre situation.
Winner and still champion: Super Strong Machine
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