There’s an intense scene as Bill Dundee and Buddy Landell target the Jarrett family by viciously attacking both Jerry and Jeff. Eddie Marlin believes there is only one man to get rid of Dundee and Landell, and it is the King. But, will Lawler return to team with Dutch?
Jerry Jarrett announces his retirement, but also reveals that his son Jeff Jarrett will be getting involved in professional wrestling. Joe LeDuc is making his return to the CWA. There’s a split between the trio of Buddy Landell, Dutch Mantell and Bill Dundee. In the main event, Buddy Landell takes on Billy Travis.
Austin Idol makes his in-ring return for the CWA when he takes on the loud mouth, Tony Falk. AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Bill Dundee teams with Dutch Mantell to take on Billy Travis and Frank Morrell in the main event.
Let’s take a look inside Pro Wrestling Illustrated February 1995, shall we?
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Bill Dundee is hell bent on proving he knows who the Midnight Rider is. Everyone is preparing for the Thunder Dome.
Abdul Gaddafi makes his debut for the CWA and it’s clear that he’s not going to be liked. JD Costello, a new manager in CWA, is coming in and he’s got to make his mother proud at any cost. AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Bill Dundee teams with Dutch Mantell to take on Dirty Rhodes and Tracy Smothers in the main event, which leads to a crazy aftermath. The Spoiler unmasks and reveals his identity.
Koko Ware looks to get revenge on Bill Dundee. Austin Idol is returning and he’s coming for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship. AWA Mid-American Champion Buddy Landell teams with Dutch Mantell to take on Tracy Smothers and Billy Travis in a tag team main event.
We’ve got new AWA Southern Tag Team Champions as the Fantastics defend against Pat Rose and Tony Falk. Buddy Landell, Bill Dundee and Dutch Mantell are determined to take over the CWA with Lawler gone. AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Bill Dundee takes on Tracy Smothers in a singles match.
Did Dundee survive the challenge of Big Red Reese? The Spoiler spoils the recent attack by the Bladerunners on Phil Hickerson, his former partner. The Fantastics begin a competition for two lucky ladies to win a date with them, but one CWA wrestler takes exception to that. An eight man tag team main event takes place.
Did Dundee and his wife lose their hair? Or, is Lawler gone for six months? Steve Keirn returns to the CWA and has his eyes set on the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship. The Fantastics compete in tag action against Dutch Mantell and Tony Falk. The Blade Runners are in action and Big Red Reese returns to the area.
Recently, I decided to seek out and obtain Memphis wrestling from 1986 to 1995, at least for now. I’ve been reviewing a bunch of the shows from 1986 and thought it would be a good idea to share them here to read your reactions/memories and maybe get a better idea of what Memphis wrestling was all about. Currently, I’m up to August 1986, but I’ll start from the beginning here.
Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas don’t like the criticism they’ve gotten in WCW. Dustin Rhodes is bummed about Barry Windham turning on him. Does Randy Savage need a break from wrestling? Being a smaller wrestler is in instead of being a larger than life persona. Kevin Sullivan recent attacks and blood feud with Brian Lee in SMW. All this plus much more in the magazine!