NWA Lutte Internationale TV LIVE!
February 1st, 1986
(New intro, same broadcast team! And a new set as for the first time, NWA Lutte TV takes place live on CFCF-12 and CHLT-TV in Montreal & Sherbrooke respectively. We move to the broadcast booth)
Guy Hauray: Good evening , ladies and gentlemen, we are live from Vernon, British Columbia for our very first edition NWA Lutte Internationale TV LIVE! Eddie, what a night we have ahead of us! Especially for the main event.
Édouard Carpentier: No doubt about it. Tonight, in our first live main event, Rick Martel will be defending the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Richard “Le Magnifique” Charland. These two are no strangers to each other and this should be a classic.
Guy Hauray: And also for the last time, Armand Rougeau will be defending the Quebec Heavyweight Championship against “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka! As you probably know, Armand Rougeau punched his ticket last night to the Omni in Atlanta tomorrow night where he will be competing to crown the first NWA National Heavyweight Champion!
Édouard Carpentier: And we are very proud to be hosting that historic moment. Looking at our roster, so many deserving wrestlers could be worthy of wearing that title. We’ll see over time but Armand may be the first.
Guy Hauray: And we’ll find out right away who he’ll face because...
(Badstreet hits the PA system and guess who comes out....TERRY “BAM BAM GORDY”, MICHAEL P.S. HAYES & BUDDY JACK ROBERTS, AKA THE FABULOUS FREEBIRDS. The Freebirds strut their way to the ring as we go to the ring for the opening bout.)
Winner is in the NWA National Heavyweight Championship Match tomorrow at the Omni.
Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy (w/The Fabulous Freebirds) beat Pirata Morgan (w/Los Infernales) in 18:25 to secure his spot in tne National title match tomorrow night!
(After the match, the Freebirds are headed to the broadcast booth for an interview)
Édouard Carpentier: Terry Gordy, congratulations as you’ll be headed to Atlanta to face Armand Rougeau to crown our very first NWA National Heavyweight Champion.
Terry Gordy: Mr. Carpentier, I hope that you’re not surprised. It was written in the stars that this would happen. Every time I come in Canada, that’s the only thing I do: win. The very first time you had that Johnny Rougeau Memorial Cup, I won it. And I beat the current NWA World Heavyweight Champion in the finals. So, if you had any doubts about the results of this one, they have been erased.
Michael Hayes: You see, Mr. Carpentier, you’re looking at the three baddest dudes on the planet! Buddy Jack Roberts, my brother Terry Bam Bam Gordy and Michael P.S. Hayes himself! We have been the measuring stick for every trio in the entire world. And now, we’re seeing some pop up everywhere: the Rougeaus, the Harts, the Von Erichs, name it. They might be brothers; they might be family but this bond right here (pointing at them), this bond is unbreakable. We’ve been through hard times, we’ve been through highs and lows but in the end, we always stuck together and we outlasted everyone. So tomorrow night, in our backyard, in our hometown of Badstreet, USA – Atlanta, GA, Terry will make history by winning the NWA National Heavyweight Championship. And then, Terry will come in this territory as much as he wants to destroy everyone and anyone to prove that he is the top dog in the NWA. This man right here will dominate Lutte Internationale as long as he wishes. Just like the Fabulous Freebirds are the dominant force in World Class, we will do the same right here in Lutte Internationale!
Buddy Roberts: Oh yeah, because if you think that Bam Bam was coming alone....he didn’t. We’re gonna wreak havoc in this territory just like we’re doing in World Class. Hell, Michael...I think we could do both, whadya think?
Michael Hayes: I like the way you think, Jack! Get ready because we’re taking you on a wild ride...all the way to Badstreet, USA!
(The Freebirds walk off the set)
Guy Hauray: Eddie, do you realize what this means? The Fabulous Freebirds could eventually hold gold in BOTH World Class & Lutte? You know they’re meaning what they say.
Édouard Carpentier: Well it’s a perspective that is very real. Especially if Terry Gordy is our inaugural NWA National Heavyweight Champion. He could hold on to that title as long as he wishes and he’ll be here for a while. So are Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts!
Guy Hauray: Nonetheless, we’ll have to wait tomorrow night in the Omni to see who will be crowned the winner and we will hear from Armand Rougeau a bit later on as he defends his Quebec Heavyweight Championship for the last time against Jimmy Snuka. The National Heavyweight Championship will be replacing the Quebec Heavyweight Championship going forward. And now, it looks like we’re ready for our 2nd match, which will be for the NWA Canadian International TV Championship!
(Jos LeDuc makes his way to the ring, saluting the crowd, when all of a sudden, THE NASTY BOYS attack Jos from behind! Paul E. Dangerously isn’t too far away, directing traffic as the newcomers and security for TV champion Adrian Adonis are dismantling LeDuc outside! The Nasties send LeDuc head first on the post and....yeop, LeDuc has been busted wide open. And that’s the moment Adrian Adonis chooses to saunter his way to the ring. As Paul E. holds him off, the Nasty Boys continue their attack on LeDuc. Knobbs is holding LeDuc and Sags whacks him with a wooden chair! LeDuc goes down, motionless. Adonis now climbs in the ring and hands over his championship belt to referee André Roy. LeDuc is struggling to get in the ring and the referee isn’t sure if he should start the match or not. LeDuc insists and despite his better judgment, he rings the bell anyway!
NWA Canadian International TV Championship
Adrian Adonis © (w/Paul E. Dangerously & The Nasty Boys) beat Jos LeDuc in 1:39 to retain with Good Night Irene as LeDuc lost consciousness through blood loss.
Guy Hauray: This is disgusting, Eddie! How can those 4 live with themselves? That’s not how a champion behaves himself!
Édouard Carpentier: I think this has a lot to do with the mentality Paul E. wants to instill with his protégés; Jos will always be a formidable threat to Adonis’ title. He just wanted to make sure the message was sent.
Guy Hauray: We’ll have to see what NWA President Bob Geigel and his enforcer Bruno Sammartino will have to say about that. The action continues right after the commercial break!
NWA World Light Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit beat Mark Youngblood in 10:46 with a flying headbutt
Lord Humongous (w/Eddy “The Brain” Creatchman) beat “Mr. Electricity” Steve Regal in 11:42. After the match, Lord Humongous and Eddy keep taunting Regal but Regal responds with a slap to The Brain’s face! That immediately brings The Botswana Beast who attacks Regal from behind. With Humongous holding Regal on the ground, Beast hits a huge series of splash on “Mr. Electricity”! Finally, the Brain and his monsters retreat and Regal struggles back to his feet. Regal gingerly walks to the broadcast booth and grabs a mic.
Steve Regal: Creatchmans! If you think you just broke me, you haven’t succeeded yet. I’m still breathing! Next week, I want a shot at that primal you call the Botswana Beast! And I’m not gonna take no for an answer!
(Regal walks away, visibly in pain.)
Édouard Carpentier: I don’t know if that’s the smartest thing to do from Regal but you can’t question his heart.
Guy Hauray: And to think that we still haven’t seen the monster that The Brain has been hyping for a while now. If he’s more dangerous than anyone in the Creatchman Family, I don’t know what awaits the rest of us! When we come back....ladies action!
Leilani Kai beat Donna Day in 4:40 with a big boot
King Tonga (w/Frenchy Martin) beat Farmer Boy Ipo (w/Hillbilly Jim) in 9:08 with a Tongan Death Grip
(After the match, King Tonga continues his mauling of Ipo while Richard Charland shows up to attack Hillbilly Jim! Frenchy’s boys are continuing their carnage until The Fantastics make the save! Crowd goes nuts as Frenchy’s men must retreat. Bobby Fulton takes the mic.
Bobby Fulton: For someone who has a World title match later tonight, Charland, you feel a lot of confidence to even show up here and beat down two defenceless men. But I tell you what, Tommy and I, we think we can teach you a lesson next week.
Tommy Rogers: How about you two show up in Kitchener, ON next week and if you wanna fight, let’s fight. Let’s do this....FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE IN THE BUILDING!
(Frenchy doesn’t hesitate to mouth “You’re on!” before having his troops retreating to the back. The Fantastics play to the crowd a bit before retreating themselves)
Guy Hauray: The Fantastics vs Richard Charland & King Tonga next week...FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE? What a match this will be.
Édouard Carpentier: The Fantastics have never been afraid of undertaking challenges and this one will be a helluva challenge. Charland & Tonga are two tough men. And who knows if Charland does the impossible later tonight and beats Rick Martel to become NWA World Heavyweight Champion? That’s gonna give them even more momentum.
Guy Hauray: When we come back, for the last time, the Quebec Heavyweight Championship will be defended!
Quebec Heavyweight Championship
Armand Rougeau beat “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka in 6:51 with a flying cross body to retain. After the match, both men shook hands.
(Armand Rougeau goes to the broadcast booth and NWA Enforcer Bruno Sammartino is already there, waiting for him.)
Bruno Sammartino: Armand, as you know, this is the last time you defended that championship. The Quebec Heavyweight Championship will be replaced tomorrow by the National Heavyweight Championship and last night, you earned the right to compete in this match to crown our inaugural champion. It is now time for you to move on and hand over this championship to me.
(Armand seems a bit hesitant but after a few moments, he hands over the championship to Bruno.)
Bruno Sammartino: Best of luck to you tomorrow against Terry Gordy. Make your family proud, young man!
(Armand and Bruno shake hands and Édouard Carpentier goes to get some comments from Armand.)
Édouard Carpentier: Armand, are you ready to move on and to be our first NWA National Heavyweight Champion?
Armand Rougeau: C’est certain que je mentirais si je vous disais, m’sieur Carpentier, que j’suis pas un peu nerveux pour demain. C’est le plus gros match de ma vie. Mon frère Jacques va être là pour défendre sa ceinture. J’ai une province au complet qui va être derrière moi. J’ai pas l’intention de laisser tomber personne. Pis je promets de revenir au Canada en tant que champion National!
(Translation : Of course, I’d be lying if I told you, Mr. Carpentier, that I’m not a bit nervous for tomorrow. This is the biggest match of my life. My brother Jacques will be there to defend his title. I have an entire province rooting for me. I’m not intending on letting anyone down. I promise to come back to Canada as the National Heavyweight Champion!)
(Armand Rougeau walks away after shaking hands with Édouard Carpentier)
Guy Hauray: Indeed, Armand Rougeau’s biggest match of his career tomorrow night in Atlanta against Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy of the Fabulous Freebirds! I’m sure that he’ll do well though.
Édouard Carpentier: It’s gonna be definitely difficult for Armand as he’ll be in Fabulous Freebirds territory. Atlanta, GA. They are almost invincible in their backyard. Armand will have to bring his A-game to beat Terry Gordy!
Guy Hauray: One man who will bring his A-game is up next in our main event as Rick Martel will be defending the NWA World Heavyweight Championship!
NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Rick Martel © beat Richard Charland (w/Frenchy Martin) in 10:31 to retain with a slingshot splash. After the match, Rick Martel is celebrating in the ring when one half of the NWA Canadian International Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon shows up and stares Martel in the ring. Mad Dog makes it clear; he wants a shot at the title next week! Rick Martel doesn’t hesitate and tells Mad Dog he’s got it! The very first live edition of NWA Lutte TV ends with a staredown between Rick Martel and Mad Dog Vachon!
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