UWF UNIFIED WORLD CHAMPION: JERRY “THE KING” LAWLER
NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION: TED DIBIASE
UWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE ROAD WARRIOIRS
UWF WORLD 6 MAN CHAMPIONS: THE TENNESSEE STUD STABLE
(TOMMY RICH, EDDIE GILBERT & JOHN STUD)
UWF WORLD TV CHAMPION: ICEMAN PARSONS
Hello again everybody. Welcome to Power Pro Wrestling, a UWF & Mid-South Wrestling production from Shreveport, Louisiana and the McNeil’s Boys Club. I am Jim Ross and my partner today is the “Big Cat” Ernie Ladd. The big news is that the UWF Unified Champion, Jerry “the King” Lawler will be here tonight as we will find out who his opponent will be this week in Houston.
ANGLE #1: WHO WILL JERRY LAWLER FACE THIS WEEK IN HOUSTON FOR THE UWF UNIFIED WORLD TITLE?
The show starts will Jerry Lawler coming out to the interview desk where Jim Ross congratulates him on his recent win over Austin Idol for the World Title. As you would expect, Ernie Ladd is pretty quiet at this point.
As usual, Lawler does not have any problem coming off confident and almost arrogant but it works for him and the fans are into him. Lawler admits that the competition down here in Mid-South Wrestling is good and he knows he will have his hands full.
All of a sudden, Hacksaw Butch Reed comes out and Jim Ross begs for some decorum. Reed gets right in the face of the King and says that he is the #1 contender and will be the shortest reign in UWF history.
Jim Ross reminds Hacksaw that he demanded that his manager, Skandar Akbar get this match signed and if he didn’t he would be leaving Devastation Inc. Ross asks if that contract has been signed and if he will have his World title shot this week.
Hacksaw admits that he has not seen Akbar since last week and but he is confident the deal got done.
Akbar comes out and plays around the topic for a bit and just kept reminding Reed that he is working hard to help Hacksaw’s career as well as his star tag team the Faces of Fear. Akbar said he tried all week but that the UWF Board of Directors refused to grant Reed the title shot.
Reed is furious and fires Akbar on the spot and the crowd goes wild.
This joy is short lived as out of nowhere Ernie Ladd gets everyone’s attention.
Ernie Ladd: Hacksaw, I know that you and I have not always been on the same page. It was just over a year ago that you put me into retirement but I can guarantee you that Akbar is using you to feed his bank account. I know that he never even went to the UWF Board of Directors. How do I know this? I went and here is the contract with your name on it vs Jerry Lawler for this Thursday in Houston. What do you say Hacksaw? Let’s bury the hatched brother. Let’s turn this sport on its head. IT IS TIME TO JOIN BACK TOGETHER AND FORM THE NATION OF DOMINATION. Together we can make sure we are fighting for the cause. You have said it before, YOU ARE THE MAN and before you, I WAS THE MAN. Together we can turn these white crackers on their heads!
It is like a lightbulb goes off in Reed’s head as he agrees with Ladd and hypes up the fact that he has a World Title shot in 5 days.
Jerry “The King” Lawler was not happy being called a cracker and basically challenges Reed right now and starts to head to the ring!
Reed clocks Lawler from behind and together with Ladd they start to lay the boots to him.
The Faces of Fear under the demands of Skandar Akbar are all over Ladd and Reed as Akbar is furious that he was fired.
The Road Warriors have hit the interview area and are all over the Faces of Fear, the biggest rivals for the UWF World Tag Title.
This chaos goes on for a few minutes until finally Jim Ross takes us to commercial break hoping that order can be restored.
ANGLE #2: RAT PACK VS DUSTY RHODES & HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN
-A rather peacefully show here for this angle.
Hacksaw Duggan won a squash match against Billy the Kid with a football tackle. He was joined by the American Dream at the interview desk where we find out Ted Dibiase escaped his match with Dusty last week in New Orleans with h is North American Title.
We get a little video and we see the familiar loaded Black Glove clock Rhodes as the ref’s attention was turned toward Eric Embry who had come to ringside.
When the video is over, the Dream and Hacksaw say they are sick and tired off the Rat Pack being allowed to interfere in Dibiase’s title matches. Dream says it would be easier to take on all 4 of the Rat Pack members because then at least you would know where they were.
Hacksaw agrees and says this is gone past just the North American Title and that it is personal. He wants a Gauntlet Match this week in Houston where it will be Dusty and Hacksaw against the 4 members of the Rat Pack and each time someone is defeated, they must leave ringside.
Jim Ross, who has been alone since the first segment where Ladd turned manager, says that is a very dangerous match and thinks that Rhodes and Hacksaw should rethink this idea.
We know there is no chance of this and after Ted Dibiase defeated Leo Seitz with the Figure 4, he is joined by the rest of the Rat Pack who accept the Gauntlet Match and they are full of laughter at how there aren’t 2 men in the World who can beat them.
Cowboy Bill Watts comes out and admits that he is not happy about sanctioning this match but he is going to do it. He then goes on to inform the Rat Pack that if they lose the Gauntlet Match, Ted Dibiase will have to put the title on the line in two weeks in New Orleans in a 4 Corner Match with the last 4 men standing from the Gauntlet Match.
Dibiase, who is doing most of the talking tonight, has no fear about this as he is sure they are winning this week!
ANGLE #3: THE ROAD WARRIORS VS THE FACES OF FEAR
Neither of these teams see any action tonight except for their involvement in the opening brawl.
Both teams do get a bit of interview time for their upcoming Steel Cage Match in Houston this week. The Road Warriors are basically roaring into the microphone while Akbar was a little more philosophically about how his monsters were the one team who can beat the Warriors at their own came. He asks Jim Ross to look at his men and tell him if he thinks they look afraid.
Konga is basically contorting his face and beating himself in the chest while Haku is chanting some strange sounds and he is slapping his head in rhythm.
Ross admits they don’t look afraid but the do look insane. Ross wonders what the condition of these 4 men will be after their epic Cage Match.
ANGLE #4: $25,000 BOUNTY ON JYD
JYD comes to the interview desk where we can see he has a pair of sunglasses on.
JYD, talking real slow, is full of anger as he explains what happened last week as he and Dick Murdoch faced the Midnight Cowboys.
“Captain Redneck and myself were really giving it to these two clowns who are calling themselves the Midnight Cowboys when all of a sudden, the lights in the Lake Front Arena went out and that he was hit by something and then someone put a noose around his neck and tossed him over the top rope basically hanging him.
Was it not for Dick Murdoch, JYD might not be with us. Murdock clobbered the Midnight Cowboys and rushed to JYD and picked him up and got the noose off. JYD needed help to get back to the locker room.
Dog says that his neck is still a little sore but if those Midnight Cowboys think they are putting the Dog out of wrestling and collecting the bounty they have another thing coming. Dog again calls out the coward who has put this bounty on his head.
Jim Ross gives JYD something to ponder and he asks if there could be another person involved as the Cowboys were in the ring so someone else must have turned out the lights.
All of a sudden, Cowboy Bill Watts comes out and says he was has received another letter and would like to read it on the air.
Sometimes you make a good point. I might as well come and meet you face to face and put you out of wrestling myself and save $25,000. See you soon!
The show ends when in the Main Event the Midnight Cowboys got a little of their own medicine as during their match against the Samoan Connection, an angry JYD and Dick Murdoch hit the ring looking for blood. JYD had the dog chain and Murdoch came carrying a chair. The Cowboys quickly left the ring and ran for higher ground.
ANGLE #5: NEW ANGLE: Mr. Wrestling II and Shane Douglas
This is Wrestling II’s first time in Mid-South in almost a year but he still is one of the most popular wrestlers in the territory.
Wrestling II explains that he knows that he is getting up there in age and wants to pass on his knowledge to a hard-working, talented youngster who has the drive to succeed in this business and that person is Shane Douglas.
We see Shane Douglas win a match with the Million Dollar Knee Lift against Tony Perkins and Jim Ross hypes up the fact the Shane Douglas seems like a quick learner.
IN OTHER ACTION
UWF World TV Champ, Iceman Parsons defeats Chris Benoit in an 8-minute match that saw the young Benoit really hold his own. Benoit did connect with a suplex and got a 2 ¾ count before falling to Iceman after a Big Butt Bump. What was nice was that the two shook hands after the bout.
This week’s big card in New Orleans and the Lake Front Arena includes:
THE RAT PACK VS DUSTY RHODES & HACKSAW DUGGAN
UWF UNIFIED WORLD TITLE MATCH
JERRY LAWLER VS HACKSAW REED with ERNIE LADD
JYD & Dick Murdoch vs The Midnight Cowboys
Jim Ross: So long from Shreveport!