NWA Lutte Internationale TV
Taped at CHLT-TV Studios, Sherbrooke, QC
Broadcasted November 2nd, 1985
(After the opening credits, we’re headed to the broadcast booth for this week’s introductions.)
Guy Hauray: Good morning, wrestling fans, and welcome to another edition of NWA Lutte Internationale TV. Another eventful week in Lutte as the always intriguing saga behind Sherri Martel’s mystery admirer took center stage in our main event. With another gift being delivered to Sherri, this cost Billy Robinson his match against Super Strong Machine for the TV championship. And we’re now left to wonder who exactly is that “B.R.”, Eddie.
Édouard Carpentier: This is certainly a troubling yet intriguing time for the Sensationals because the display of attention towards Sherri Martel has become a distraction for the whole stable and this needs to be settled if the Sensationals want to focus on gold here. I’m sure that we will eventually get that conclusion but right now, it doesn’t look like it’s gonna go away anytime soon.
Guy Hauray: Also, lots of action this week but we will obviously come back on the incidents in World Class Championship Wrestling involving the Rougeaus and The Desperados as the Rougeaus fell prey to a vicious attack by Black Bart and his friends. It is clear that Black Bart was still seething about his loss to Jacques Rougeau for the NWA Canadian International Heavyweight Championship and we will hear from the Rougeaus in an exclusive piece of footage shot in Amarillo, TX right after those incidents. But in our main event this week, the NWA World Tag Team Champions will be in action against Steve Strong & Chris Benoit in a non-title match.
Édouard Carpentier: Huge opportunity for the newcomers to make an impact on national television. A good showing for them will do wonders for their future!
Guy Hauray: And as you can see, we’ll kick things off with Ivan Putski’s request to being put inside a steel cage for this week’s TV opener. Here we go!
Steel Cage Match
Ivan Putski vs Bryan Tasker
This isn’t the fun-loving happy-go-lucky Ivan Putski we’re seeing in the ring this week. It literally is an animal. The broadcast team wonders what must’ve gone through Ivan Putski’s mind lately to change demeanor like that and act like a literal savage. In any event, Putski tortures young Bryan Tasker in the ring and Putski puts the finishing touches on Tasker with the Polish Hammer to score the victory. As the match concludes, we see “Pretty Boy” Floyd Creatchman standing near the broadcast booth observing Ivan Putski. Could Floyd add another monster to the Creatchman Family?
Winner: Ivan Putski
Guy Hauray: Welcome back to NWA Lutte Internationale TV. As we mentioned at the top of the hour, the Rougeau Brothers were wrestling in Texas for World Class Championship Wrestling over the last weekend and they were victims of a vicious attack from the Desperados after they defeated Big John Studd & The Grappler from the Pringle Dynasty. Afterwards, Black Bart challenged Jacques Rougeau to a rematch for the title, this time in a Bullrope Match! Jacques didn’t waste any time to answer Black Bart as we received this week a videotape of Jacques’ comments minutes after the Rougeaus were attended to in Amarillo!
(Minutes after being bandaged up from their attack by the Desperados, Jacques & Raymond Rougeau are sitting in front of their locker. Raymond has a bag of ice on his shoulder and is silent.)
Jacques Rougeau: So, that’s the way it’s gonna be, Black Bart? You can’t take a loss like a man, Black Bart? You wanna make jokes about my French Canadian heritage? Or are you just mad that I beat you in your own backyard in Texas when you thought you could beat me again? As you’ve seen in the past couple of weeks, we Rougeaus – and Quebecers – are very proud people. You attack one of us, you attack all of us! But I’ll tell you what, big boy. If you want to have that rematch so bad, I’ll gladly accept your challenge. And if you want that to be a Bullrope Match as well, so be it. So you can go cry and whine to Fritz Von Erich and you tell him that I’m gonna be at Thanksgiving Star Wars. I’m gonna be man enough to show up and give you the beating of your life. Once I’m done with you, we’ll see which of us will be the sissy!
(Back to the broadcast booth)
Guy Hauray: It’s safe to say, Eddie, that Jacques Rougeau has had enough of Black Bart and he wants to finish this once and for all.
Édouard Carpentier: The fact that he’s accepted Black Bart’s challenge for a Bullrope Match in Texas speaks volumes on how Jacques is determined to be respected in Texas. I’m sure that Fritz Von Erich quickly heard Jacques’ response and he’ll make the rematch happen at Thanksgiving Star Wars.
Guy Hauray: We will indeed keep you posted on that situation as Jacques Rougeau’s next title defense is tonight in Burk’s Falls, ON against Sensational member “Hangman” Bobby Jaggers. Coming up next, the Midnight Rockers are in action!
The Midnight Rockers vs Jules Jeffrey & Murphy Wray
The Midnight Rockers are definitely in fine form as they deliver tag team wrestling like only they can for their young age. Poor Jules Jeffrey & Murphy Wray are no match for the Rockers as Marty Jannetty scores the pinfall on Jeffrey after the Rockers Double Top Rope Fistdrop to close the match in around 4 minutes.
Winners: The Midnight Rockers
(After the match, the Midnight Rockers are headed to the broadcast booth for an interview)
Édouard Carpentier: Shawn Michaels, Marty Jannetty, congratulations for this victory as you’re headed tonight for your rematch against the Vachons for the NWA Canadian International Tag Team Championship in Burk’s Falls, ON. Many are speculating that this could be your last shot at the titles while the Vachons have them so my question is how are you prepared for this possible final opportunity at the titles?
Shawn Michaels: We would be lying if we told you that we aren’t aware that this is our possible last shot at those titles. After all, there are many other tag teams vying for this championship. But we are also aware that there are no other tag teams in the world who did what we did in such a short span of time. We proved everyone wrong when they thought that we couldn’t handle the pressure of this business; the pressure of being champions. People thought we would be out of here in no time and we were just flash in a pan. But I guess those people aren’t the ones standing right here with you sir, aren’t they? So, it goes like this; tonight, Maurice & Paul Vachon, 2 of the toughest men in the world, you have something that belongs to us. Something we should’ve never lost in the first place. But what is done is done and we will right this wrong tonight when we beat you for those titles and become 3-time champs.
Marty Jannetty: What Shawn is saying is that we know what’s at stakes for us tonight. We know that the Vachons have many other teams to face for the titles after us. But we plan on making sure that this isn’t something that they’ll have to worry about because after tonight, we’ll be the champions again and we’ll keep doing what we’ve been doing all along: filling seats and giving the fans a show that they won’t forget.
Édouard Carpentier: Playing devil’s advocate but should you not be successful against the Vachons....what’s next for the Midnight Rockers?
Shawn Michaels: I know that this is strictly hypothetical and you already know the answer to this. If we don’t win those titles tonight...there is still a bigger fish in the pond for us and they better be ready.
Marty Jannetty: Oh yeah, baby; Creatchman Family, win or lose tonight, we’re coming after the World Tag Team Championship! Be ready to rock and roll and party all night long, people!
(The Midnight Rockers leave to thunderous applause by the feminine part of the studio audience.)
Édouard Carpentier: I’ll tell you what, Guy, there is no shortage of confidence in the Midnight Rockers. They are convinced they’ll regain the titles from the Vachons tonight and if not, they’ll be gunning for Botswana Beast and Lord Humongous!
Guy Hauray: This will be a must-see match tonight in Burk’s Falls but don’t forget that we have 2 big events at the Montreal Forum in November, including one tomorrow night. When we come back, the NWA World Tag Team Champions are in action in our main event!
***COMMERCIAL BREAK + PROMO AD FOR NOVEMBER 3 AND NOVEMBER 17 EVENTS AT THE MONTREAL FORUM***
NOVEMBER 3RD CARD
6-MEN TAG TEAM MATCH
The Rougeau Brothers vs The Masters of Torture & The Great Kokina (w/Gary Hart)
6-MEN TAG TEAM MATCH
Midnight Rockers & Stan “The Lariat” Hansen vs The Sensationals (w/Sherri Martel)
QUEBEC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Bob Backlund © vs Boris Zhukov
Chris Benoit vs Alexis Smirnoff
+ Frenchy’s Legion!
NOVEMBER 17TH CARD
Bruiser Brody & Stan “The Lariat” Hansen vs UWF World Champion Jerry “The King” Lawler & NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair
NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Creatchman Family © (w/Eddy “The Brain” Creatchman) vs Ivan Putski & a mystery partner
NWA CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TV CHAMPIONSHIP
Super Strong Machine © vs Alexis Smirnoff
Armand Rougeau vs “Ace” Bob Orton (w/Sherri Martel)
Raymond Rougeau vs Matt Borne
Gino Brito vs Shawn Michaels
The Great Samu (w/ Floyd Creatchman) vs Marty Jannetty
“Mr. Electricity” Steve Regal vs Gilles “The Fish” Poisson
Steve Strong & Chris Benoit vs NWA World Tag Team Champions The Creatchman Family (Botswana Beast & Lord Humongous, w/ Eddy “The Brain” Creatchman)
The broadcast team hypes how much of an opportunity it is at this stage for Steve Strong & Chris Benoit, not only to be in the main event but also to face the current NWA World Tag Team Champions. They also hype how the contrast of styles could help them in the match against the pure viciousness of The Brain’s protégés. Steve Strong is able to match a bit of power with the champions and while Benoit is able to bring some speed into the match, he’s quickly overwhelmed by the champs’ power. Everything seems to be going the way of the champs when Alexis Smirnoff and Baron Von Raschke show up at ringside. They go at the broadcast booth where the NWA World Tag Team titles are laying in front of the booth and the Bolsheviks grab the titles. This doesn’t seem to please the champions and especially Eddy Creatchman and he lets Smirnoff & Von Raschke know about it. In act of arrogance, Smirnoff shoves Creatchman on the floor! This immediately enrages The Botswana Beast who steps outside of the ring and starts brawling with Smirnoff! Von Raschke jumps on the Beast and Lord Humongous goes defending his partner! We’ve now got a pier-six brawl on the outside and referee Luigi Macera has no choice but to throw out the match! Macera asks for help as a slew of referees and wrestlers from the back are trying to separate both teams! The show ends as Eddy Creatchman and his son Floyd are able to call back the troops and the World Tag Team Champions are retreating to the back while Smirnoff & Von Raschke keep yelling at them.
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