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In Topic: 1983 Project General Chatter Thread

Yesterday, 10:25 AM

To be honest, I have been feeling this way for awhile.  UWF, NWA, WWF and the AWA are all separate "National" type programs.  We are in fact not working together but to push our own brands.   We should all be able to run wherever we want.  

 

UWF is looking to keep the Southern Rasstlin Idea and has no interest no in running in the Northeast, West on Canada but after that all should be fair game.  Houston, St. Louis and even Hawaii made a living on using others talents for their own game.  Houston would run World Class type shows one night and UWF shows the next followed by WWF next week.  This is exactly what this game has turned into.  Everyone for themselves.  We have three World Champions.  Why should the UWF care if the WWF went to Dallas this week and I went next.  If they are enough fans to support it, great.  If not, let the better show win!

 

With that, UWF is going to be centered in the southern and middle part of the country.  I am going to try and follow the Memphis and Mid South loops but major shows could include near cities like St. Louis or Kansas City.  If the AWA, NWA or WWF wants to run any city that was used historically in my loops feel free.  

 

If you did a search of where Mid-South Wrestling was aired in 1985-86, it was everywhere but the Northeast.  Watts had easy access to ratings and could see hotbeds for his product and might want to reward them with a house show along the way. 


In Topic: Continental Championship Wrestling June 1985

22 June 2017 - 10:24 PM

Love the new and improved Stud Stable.  Poor Dusty can't seem to catch a break here!  Enjoy your trip.  I am away for two weeks but will try to pop om a bit.


In Topic: UNIVERSAL WRESTLING FEDERATION (UWF)

22 June 2017 - 04:19 PM

Thanks for the feed back and I understand your comments.  

 

I put the Garvin title defense to get the TV audience into this early.  As we often see in the WWF today, they put the hook in quickly and that was why I put it there. As for Ric Flair he might be one of the biggest stars in the game but he is not one of the biggest in the UWF.  I have often seen him in 6 main matches as the main event in his own NWA.  The key story line here was Fritz-Jarrett as we have often see in wrestling history whether it by Vince, Shane, Stephanie or Eric B.

 

Also, since the WWF and the NWA are on fire, this card needed showcase the superstars of the UWF and not the lower card members of the promotion in order to keep up.  Historically, I do not think their is much of an undercard in Wrestlemania or the Bash.  They bring in stars just to use their names all the time like Mohammed Ali, Liberace or Joe Frazier.  This was the purpose of Flair.  Not to put over the NWA and help their cause but to showcase that the UWF can keep up with anyone else.  


In Topic: UNIVERSAL WRESTLING FEDERATION (UWF)

22 June 2017 - 07:41 AM

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THE LOUISIANA SUPERDOME

 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

7/3/1985:  WTVT

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“Hello again everybody.  Welcome to UWF Wrestling and New Orleans, Louisiana.  We are coming to you live on WTVT from the world famous Superdome.  I am Jim Ross along with Ernie Ladd. What a night it is going to be.  We have 5 huge titles matches and three matches that hold the fate of the USWA in their hands as the Tennessee – Texas War has come to a head.  After the show tonight, we will see the end of one of two legendary men in all of wrestling as one will have to leave the USWA forever and give his share of the company to the other.  That’s right folks. Tonight will be the last we see of either Fritz VonErich or Jerry Jarrett as owner of the USWA.

 

With 11 matches on the card, let’s get to the ring and get this historic show started. 

 

USWA CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

JIMMY JAM GARVIN with PRESCIOUS

VS

BRAD ARMSTRONG

 

Brad gets a nice ovation here even though he doesn’t spend all that much time in Louisiana but most of that is due to the fact that Jimmy Garvin and Precious are experts at bringing the heat down on themselves.

 

Garvin plays the scarred heel for a while but Armstrong finally catches him and wrestles from the top for the first 4 minutes or so.  The action spilled out onto the floor and with a trip by Precious we get our first momentum change.  Garvin plays in rough and softens up Armstrong and he goes for his finisher, the Brainbuster.  Armstrong blocked it and connected with a suplex.  From here, Armstrong whips Garvin into the ropes and catches the champ into an Abdominal Stretch.  As the ref bends down to ask if Garvin is going to give up ….

 

WHAM

 

A loaded purse by Precious and Armstrong is out.  Now Garvin connects with a Brainbuster just to make it look legit.

 

All Jim Ross can say is “That Jezebel.” And Ernie Ladd responds with “like the Armstrongs play it all on the up and up.  Jim Ross, Who is the Bullet?  Let’ be real and call the Armstrongs the cheaters and leave me man Jimmy Garvin alone. 

 

 

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INTERGENDER MATCH

JIM CORNETTE

VS

BABY DOLL

 

This match begins with Jim Cornette using the house mic to tell everyone what he is going to do to Baby Doll but as soon as she hits the ring and goes after him, he is the one running away. 

 

When she finally does catch him, she gives him a big right hand and when he jumps up off the matt, she catches him with a body slam.  Cornette runs out of the ring and grabs the tennis racket.  Baby Doll doesn’t seem to care and goes back at Cornette.  He swings but she ducks under.  As the ref admonishes Cornette, Baby Doll connects with a huge boot to family jewels.

 

Jim Ross:  Oh bah Gawd.  Does Cornette have two new lumps in his throat?

 

A three count here gives her the victory but she was not done.  As Cornette slowly gets to his knees….

 

WHACK!

 

A tennis racket shot of her own for good measure.

 

Baby Doll leaves to huge applause as Cornette is face down in the center of the ring.

 

Ernie Ladd reminds us that this might not be the last we see of this tonight as just a little later, Baby Doll’s Fabulous Ones and Cornette’s Midnight Express will be in the ring for the # contender’s match to the UWF World Tag Team Title.

 

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UWF WORLD TV TITLE MATCH

ICEMAN KING PARSONS

VS

RIP RODGERS

 

Except for a few minutes with Rodgers on top, Iceman gets some good revenge for the Tar and Feathering he received from Rodgers just a few weeks back!  The end came after the two traded a few haymakers in the ring before but Iceman knocked Rodgers down.  He scooped him up for a big bodyslam and just as Rodgers made it to his feet again, Iceman hit the ropes and came off for a perfectly times Big Butt Bump!

 

The crowd, as they had done when Iceman came to the ring, danced in the aisles as Sister Sledge and “We Are Family roared form the speakers. 

 

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UWF WOLRD TAG TEAM #1 CONTENDERS MATCH

 

THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS with JIM CORNETTE

VS

THE FABULOUS ONES with BABY DOLL

 

This one is ready to blow up from the second both teams come out.  Baby Doll and the Fab Ones have the crowd going wild with their “Sharpe Dressed Man” entrance and they really explode as Cornette comes out with his head bandaged from the Tennis Racket shot from Baby Doll just a little while ago.

 

We get 15minutes of some of the best tag team action around in this one.  The end comes as Steve Keirn is playing the face in peril and is taking a nasty beating.  Finally he blocks a punch be Eaton and connects with one of his own.  He then scampers to his corner and tags in Sweet Stan Lane.

Lane comes in like a house afire and knock both members of the Midnight Express to the ground.  He drags them both up by the hair and

 

WHAM

 

Knocks their heads together.  Keirn is up by now and we go a little bonzo gonzo with all 4 men in the ring.

 

Eaton is able to catch Lane with a back body drop over the top rope as he rushed in a bit too quickly.  Eaton and Condrey now double team Keirn for a minute or two as the ref is on the verge of losing control.  He seems to have forgotten Lane is the legal man in the ring and is not making a 10 count.

 

Eaton eventually goes for the Alabama Jam but is shoved off awkwardly by Lane who finally made his way back to the apron.  Eaton is down and the ref checks on him when ….

 

WHAM

 

A tennis racket shot for the second time tonight.  This one by Cornette on Lane. Lane tumbles inside the ring as Baby Doll chases Cornette all the way back to the locker room. 

 

Condrey connects with one last shot on Keirn and then scampers over to make the cover on Lane.

 

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Ernie Ladd is hyping up the fact that the Midnight Express are the new #1 contenders for the UWF Tag Titles while Jim Ross is screaming that the ref has lost complete control and that Condrey was not even the legal man in the ring so how could he make a pin attempt.

 

It seems like Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express have outsmarted the UWF once again and Ernie Ladd is loving every minute of it. 

 

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STEEL CAGE MATCH

JIMMY SNUKA

VS

DINGO WARRIOR with SKANDAR AKBAR

 

After short break, we get about 12 minutes of Snuka brawling with the Dingo Warrior.  The Warrior and his powerful build has perfected a view power moves in his rookie year but Snuka really carries the match.  After using his head as a weapon with a series of headbutts, Snuka tosses Warrior headfirst into the cage.  Warrior staggers back and falls right in the center of the ring.

 

Time for the Super Fly Splash but this time Snuka climbs all the way to the top of the cage and launches himself from 15 feet in the air across the ring and right onto the mid-section of Dingo. 

 

The crowd is in awe at what they have just seen and Snuka is high fiving the fans as he leaves to go back to the locker room

 

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UWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

THE ROAD WARRIORS with PAUL ELLERING

VS

SKANDAR AKBAR’S MYSTERY TEAM

 

 

The Road Warriors are first to the ring an eager to get this bout started.  Akbar comes out next and grabs the house mic and tells everybody in the audience to hide the women and children as this will be the most violent match anyone has ever seen

All of a sudden, face painted and all, out comes Konga the Barbarian and Haku!

 

Jim Ross:  Bah Gawd… The Faces of Fear are in the Louisiana Superdome and they are every bit as big and strong as the Road Warriors.

 

Animal and Hawk leave the ring and rush up the aisle and meet the Faces of Fear even before they get to the ring.  Total chaos ensues and we have fighting all over the arena.  Nothing is save.  The steel barricade, the announce table and chairs with fans in them are all used as weapons.

 

Finally the ref calls for the bell are rules this mess a No Contest but that does little to stop the mayhem.  Wrestlers and refs alike come out of the locker room to try and restore order but as long as the TV cameras were rolling, the fighting was going on.

 

It took a TV break to get order restored. 

 

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UWF NORTH AMERICAN TITLE MATCH

HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN

VS

TED DIBIASE

(NO DQ:  LOUISIANA STREET FIGHT)

 

No rules here just means come as you are and beat the crap out of each other for 20 minutes.  After many momentum changes, the end is utterly wild.  Dibiase is in control and connects with a knee to Duggan’s gut.  He whips Duggan into the corner and Duggan hits the turnbuckle hard and he staggers to the middle.  We see one of the few moments of actual wrestling now as Dibiase takes Duggan down with a drop step toe hold that he quickly turns into his finisher, The Figure 4.  Duggan is in serious pain but somehow reverses it and now it is Dibiase in trouble. 

 

Dibiase now gets help from the Rat Pack as Buddy Landell and Eric Embry hit the ring in this no DQ bout.  They give it to Duggan for a minute or two before the crowd pops as Michael Hayes and Buddy Robert hit the ring.  Dibiase is about to clock Duggan, who is being held by Embry, with the loaded black glove.  Michael Hayes jumps in with headlock on Dibiase.  Hayes follows up that with a big running Bulldog!

 

Dibiase takes some time to get to his feet but Duggan is just setting him up for a huge football tackle.  As Duggan rushes in, we see Dibiase side step the tackle and Duggan hits the ring post hard and goes down.  Dibiase hops up onto the 2nd rope and jumps off backwards connecting with a massive elbow drop. 

 

Hayes in desperation grabs the 2 x 4 as Dibiase goes for the pin.

 

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Hayes loads up on the 2 x4 and is about to swing at the head of Dibiase.

 

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CRACK

 

Eric Embry connects with a Super Kick to the head of Michael Hayes.

 

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Jim Ross:  Just look at the carnage!  Ted Dibiase and the Rat Pack have left Hacksaw Jim Duggan and the Freebirds spewed all over the ring and Ted Dibiase is the NEW UWF NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION!

 

 

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BATTLE FOR THE USWA

TENNESSEE VS TEXAS MATCH #1

UWF WORLD 6 MAN TITLE MATCH

 

THE TENNESSEE VOLUNTEER ARMY

(Tommy Rich, Eddie Gilbert & Honky Tonk Man)

VS

KENDALL WINDHAM, BARRY WINDHAM & BLACKJACK MULLIGAN

 

The UWF 6 Man Champions are getting good at playing the heel and it is no different here as they use every dirty tactic in the book.  The only difference is that at least have the crowd is behind them.  This Tennessee-Texas War has divided fans down the middle and heel or face doesn’t make much difference here. 

 

In the end, we see Blackjack and Barry brawling with Honky Tonk and Gilbert on the outside while Rich is in the ring with Kendell.  Kendell misses a back flip after he whipped Rich into the ropes and Rich comes back with a Thesz Press.  Wildfire rolls out of the ring as the ref turns his attention to the action outside of the ring for just a second.  Rich comes back to the ring with a towel and puts it over the face of Kendell.  Windham struggles for a few seconds and then seems to pass out from whatever is on the towel.

 

With Kendell out on his feet, Rich picks him up and puts him in a sleeper to make it look legit!  The ref turns back and sees the sleeper and picks and drops Kendell’s arm 3 times for the knock out win for the 6 Man Champs.

 

Rich kicks the towel out of the ring and Gilbert quickly disposes of the evidence.

 

Ernie Ladd:  War is War and we now see Jerry Jarrett up 1-0 in this Battle for the USWA.  One thing is for certain, Tennessee agrees with me…. In War….”By Any Means Necessary.”

 

Jim Ross:  Of course you would say that, the only fight you ever liked was a fixed one.

 

Ernie Ladd:  Watch it Ross, watch it!

 

 

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BATTLE FOR THE USWA

TENNESSEE VS TEXAS MATCH #2

 

THE TENNESSEE STUD STABLE & RICKY MORTON

VS

MIKE, KEVIN & KERRY VON ERICH

 

The VonErichs are waiting in the center of the ring as the Tennessee team is taking some time to come out.  Finally, they come out but it appears that Jimmy Golden is really dazed.    

 

Ross notes that he just doesn’t look right, and the match basically becomes a handicap match.  Golden plays no part in the match except for the end.  Fuller and Morton do their best but just both seem to be trading places as to he is getting the beating.  With Morton and Golden outside the ring, Fuller is taking it pretty good from the VonErichs.  Mike rushes the opponent’s corner and drop kicks Morton to the floor.

He then whips Fuller in the corner and right into Golden where the ref signals a legal tag has been made.  Mike monkey flips Golden in to the ring and tags in Kerry who connects with one big Tornado Punch.  Golden is out on his feet as Kerry tags in Kevin who climbs to the top rope for a Von Erich barefooted Super Splash!

 

Fuller tries to make the save but to no avail as Kerry simple catches him in a Brain Claw.

 

This war is all even now at one apiece.

 

At the end of the match, Robert Fuller grabs the house microphone!

 

Robert Fuller:

 EDDIE GILBERT!   TOMMY RICH!  YOU HAVE GONE TO FAR.  THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT TENNESSEE BUT YOU CAN’T STOP YOUR SHENNANIGANS EVEN FOR ONE NIGHT.  ONE OF YOU TWO PUT AN EITHER SOAKED TOWEL AROUND JIMMY’S FACE AND MAY HAVE CAUSED SOME SERIOUS BRAIN INJURIES.  FOR WHAT?  TO TRY AND PROVE THAT YOU ARE THE REAL STUDS?  LISTEN CLOSELY BOYS, WE ARE COMING TO TAKE YOU OUT.  IT DOESN’T MATTER IF IT’S FOR FRITZ, JERRY JARRETT, WATTS OR CONTINNTAL CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING….. YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!

 

Jim Ross:  Ernie, what were you saying about war?  It seems Rich and Gilbert are just out for themselves.

 

Ernie Ladd:  I knew I liked them two.

 

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UWF UNIFIED WORLD TITLE MATCH:

 

“THE UNIVERSAL HEARTTHROB” AUSTIN IDOL with FREDDIE BLASSIE

VS

JUNKYARD DOG

 

A 4 part match here.  Dog with the quick start after his Dog Chain Swinging Entrance to “Another One Bites the Dust” followed by Idol on top following an eye rake.

 

Dog then plays the top again and seems on the verge of victory after a Big Thump but nothing is ever as it seems with Blassie around.

 

A perfectly timed Pearl Harbor attack by Teddy Muscles and David Sammartino give JYD the win but by DQ so Idol retains the title.

 

JYD takes it pretty good here until he finally gets some help from some old faces who I can’t reveal just now as I am posting this show a little early and the trades are not complete!

 

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BATTLE FOR THE USWA

TENNESSEE VS TEXAS MATCH #3

 

TERRY GORDY, JERRY LAWLER & RIC FLAIR

VS

STAN HANSEN, DICK MURDOCH & DUSTY RHODES

 

This is plain and simply the match of the year in the UWF.  Not only is the company on the line but we could take any two names here and it would be a Main Event.  It is also the hardest match I have had to write so far.  With so much on the line and the names involved in the match, I really can’t see anyone of them doing the job here.  My only solution…. A total screw job where none of the wrestlers know the real outcome coming into the match.

 

This math goes nearly 30 minutes and has everything you would expect.  Momentum changes, power moves, some technical wrestling and a lot of outside the ring action.  We get a powerslam by Gordy on Rhodes.  We have a huge lariat by Hansen on Flair.  We get a second rope fist drop with the wrestling singlet dropped down under his arm by Lawler on Murdoch.  We get the Bionic Elbow by Rhodes on Flair.  We even get the “Now We Go to School” quote by Flair as he locked in the Figure 4 on Rhodes.  With so much on the line the fans were on the edge of their seats. 

 

At one point, we have Hansen in the ring against Flair.  Hansen whips Flair into the ropes as he goes for another Lariat on the NWA champ.  Flair ducks under but ref, Pee Wee Anderson is in an awful position and takes the full force of the blow.  A running lariat by Hansen on the diminutive Anderson nearly takes his head off and Pee Wee is down and out.

 

Action continues for a while with no ref.  Hansen and Flair continue their war on the outside where Hansen brings a chair into play.  Flair is bloodied and Hansen continues to go to work.  Bam Bam and Murdoch are also outside the ring trading some of the biggest haymakers seen in this sport.

 

That leaves Rhodes and Lawler, the top two challengers to Idol’s UWF tittle battling it out in the ring with no referee.  Lawler connects with another second rope fist drop and goes for a pin but still no referee.  Lawler then goes for a piledriver but Rhodes blocks it.  Rhodes turns the piledriver into a back body drop and connects with a series of Bionic Elbows.  Rhodes then goes for a piledriver of his own and connects.  Lawler is out!  Rhodes goes for the pin but still no Pee Wee Anderson.

 

WHAM!!!!

 

Somehow Flair on the outside had gotten control of the chair and laid Hansen out.  Flair then entered the ring and cracked Rhodes right in the head with the chair.  Rhodes is no busted open and is out.  Flair drags Lawler on top but still no ref.

 

Jim Ross:  Bah Gawd look who it is.  It is suspended referee Bronco Lubich coming to the ring.

 

Ernie Ladd:  I don’t think he is suspended anymore.  He is in his black and white shirt and is in the ring.

 

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Jim Ross:  I can’t believe what I have just seen here tonight.  I am not even sure if this was legal but the team from Tennessee is celebrating in the ring.  Dusty Rhodes looks truly shocked!  Fritz VonErich is no longer in charge of the USWA.  Welcome to the Jerry Jarrett Era or at least that is what we believe.  We will need Cowboy Watts o give us some answer.

 

Watts comes down to ringside and informs Ross and everyone else that Bronco Lubich, the senior official for the entire UWF, was suspended 90 days for actions unbecoming of a referee.  That suspension came to an end yesterday and he was reinstated.  Our rules are very clear.  If one referee is down and another is available to take his place, they must do so.  Bronco saw Pee Wee get injured by the Lariat and quickly got dressed.  His three count was not only legal, it is exactly what he should have done!

 

 

Jim Ross:  What a night it has been for Tennessee and Jerry Jarrett and what a nightmare it has been for the American Dream.  So long from New Orleans. 


In Topic: NWA Lutte Internationale June 1985

22 June 2017 - 07:35 AM

I must admit that I have trouble with the Spoiler not playing the heel but it works here and I thought the segment with the Midnight Rockers was awesome.  That is a creative way to give young talent an real push and get the fans behind them right away.

 

I am unsure which is true... it is either the beginning of the end for Backlund and that might very well be the case by mid 85 or it is the rising star of Smirnoff.  Either way, it will be fun to keep an eye on this.