SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – June 13th, 1992
– Last week on SMW TV… Brian Lee made his 1st appearance as SMW Champion, defeating Barry Horowitz and has unfinished business with the Dirty White Boy and Ron Wright… The Batten Twins were given shine to pump them up for local events against the Heavenly Bodies… Bobby Fulton vows revenge now that his brother is on the mend… Paul Orndorff pinned Dixie Dy-No-Mite with a handful of tights in the Main Event.
– Taped on May 25th from the Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg, SC, with Bob Caudle and “Dirty” Dutch Mantell calling the action, unless otherwise noted. Advertised for today’s episode: Brian Lee defends the SMW Heavyweight Championship against the Hustler, Rip Rogers. Also featured on the broadcast: Rock N’ Roll, Robert Gibson, The Party Patrol, and The Heavenly Bodies are here, and we’ll also be hearing from White Lightning, Tim Horner. Mantell promises to give details on “the whole truth.”
– Commissioner Bob Armstrong wastes no time to inform fans that Summer Blast will be a special card in the middle of July, and he’ll have more details for the fans when they come in.
– “Rock & Roll” Robert Gibson vs. Paul Lee:
Paul Lee looks like he’s wearing Buddy Landell’s hand-me-down robe. Lockup and Lee complains about a hair pull. Lee with a rake of the eyes and shoulders to the midsection. Whip to the corner and he gets caught up in the ropes. Gibson with an atomic drop and clothesline, sending Lee over the top rope. He even takes a flair flop on the floor! Gibson brings him back in with a sling-shot, but Lee regains control and plants him with a slam. Lee to the top, missing a leg drop. Whip to the corner and Lee does the Flair flip, climbs the ropes, and gets slammed off. Gibson with a side headlock, fist to the midsection, and running knee lift. Running bulldog finishes at 2:02. Quick win for Gibson as he has unfinished business with Jimmy Golden. As for Lee, I don’t get it. Did Cornette have heat with Ric Flair to put this joke on television, or am I looking too into things?
– Bob Caudle is standing by with Jimmy Golden. He’s got something to say to Gibson’s face. He says Gibson never beat him, and he never will beat him, and he wants one more chance to show these hicks what he can do to him in the ring. Gibson tells him to sign the contract and he’ll take care of him. Golden says he’s going to sign the dotted line and take him to school.
– “Killer” Kyle vs. Tommy Angel:
I will never get enough of Angel’s glorious mullet. Mantell reminds Caudle of the interview he did with Kyle that produced zero answers. Unlike Irwin R. Schyster, Kyle is smart enough to remove his tie for competition. Lockup and Angel goes to work on the left arm. Kyle escapes with a short right and blocks a roll-up, but gets hit with a cross body press. Angel with an arm drag and he continues to work the arm. Whip to the ropes and Kyle presses Angel in the air for a stomach buster. Kyle with a back breaker and running clothesline. Angel rolls away from an elbow drop and unloads with rights. Whip and Angel with an elbow. He goes for another body press, but Kyle counters with a back breaker. He pulls Angel up at two and whips him hard to the corner. Angel avoids a charge, but Kyle recovers and finishes with the Rub-Out at 2:40. These Killer Kyle squashes are just puzzling. He continues to give up too much offense, and he’s due for direction after four months of (mostly) squash matches.
– “Nitro” Danny Davis and Dixie Dy-No-Mite are standing by with comments. Davis says when you put them together, you’ll see a bunch of big explosions. Dixie tells the fans to write in and come see Smoky Mountain Wrestling live.
– Johnny and Davey Rich are standing by with comments on the Heavenly Bodies. They’ve got them in a No DQ Match in Knoxville coming up on Friday Night. They promise to walk out of the Knoxville Coliseum with the Tag Team Titles.
– The Party Patrol vs. Scott Sandlin & Joe Cazana:
Yes, another week where a flavor of the month tag team squashes these poor suckers. Last week it was the Batten Twins, now it’s going to be the Rich Cousins. Davey starts with Sandlin. Lockup and Davey quickly grabs a wrist-lock. Johnny comes off the top with an axe-handle and continues with working the arm. Mantell questions how many teams the Heavenly Bodies must contend with at the same time. The Party Patrol with a double wrist-lock and chop. Cazana tags in and runs into an arm drag. Whip to the ropes and the Rich’s with a double hip toss. Johnny in, working on an arm-bar. Cazana forces a break, but Johnny goes back to work. Johnny with a slam for two. Sandlin and Cazana get some offense in, to my surprise. Cazana climbs the ropes and misses an elbow drop. “Stevie Wonder could’ve seen that coming!” says Mantell. The Rich’s run wild and connect with synchronized dropkicks. Davey with a flying body press on Cazana to finish at 4:35. This was paint-by-numbers work to give the Party Patrol a win heading into a local title match with the Heavenly Bodies. Joe Cazana might be the Least Valuable Player to get frequent work in SMW now that Carl Stiles is gone.
– Speaking of Carl Stiles… Dutch Mantell has been talking about going to the producers of the show for his own private segment on SMW Television. He’s going to be spreading the truth that Bob Armstrong doesn’t want to hear! “Down and Dirty” is the official name of the interview segment. He’s here to get the in-depth stories and scoops of SMW. As much as he likes Bob Caudle, he’s not getting the scoop like he does. Mantell is joined by “Bad Boy” Barry Horowitz, a man striving to be at the top. Dutch puts over his ability and talent, unlike Carl Stiles, who has been institutionalized because he’s a hillbilly from the Smoky Mountains. He’s researched Horowitz’s record, and he’s had 0 win and 43 losses. Barry: “I thought it was only 25 or 26!” Mantell promises to give him the advice that gets him to the top.
– The Heavenly Bodies (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Joey Maggs & Ben Jordan:
Before the match, the ring announcer is instructed to tell the females in audience to keep their hands off the Heavenly Bodies or face prosecution to the fullest extent of the law, and for the men to keep their women under control. Prichard and Maggs start. Lockup and they fight over a waist-lock. Prichard with a hammer-lock into a side headlock, but Maggs counters with a head scissors. Maggs with rights, but Lane with a blind tag and he lays Maggs out with a clothesline. Lane with a super-kick to the midsection, whip to the ropes, and hooking clothesline. Whip and the Bodies with a double elbow, snap mare, and choking. Lane with a Russian leg sweep, but misses a pair of elbow drops. Jordan in with a pair of dropkicks and a scoop slam. Prichard blind tags and hits Jordan coming off the ropes with a Super-Kick. Prichard with a suplex and knee across the chest. Prichard climbs the ropes and hits the falling elbow for two. Whip and the double-team back drop into a gut-wrench suplex finishes at 3:51. Another squash match, with the Bodies easily outclassing their opponents.
– Bob Caudle is standing by with Jim Cornette and The Heavenly Bodies. The line is long and there’s many ways to fall when you get in the ring with the Champions. This week it’s the Rich’s in Knoxville or the Battens in West Virginia, but it doesn’t matter. Lane says they’ve had to change their numbers because the Fantastics’ girlfriends have been calling them all night and day, and says Jackie is crippled and Bobby is impotent. Call the 900 numbers and leave them alone. Prichard says their girls reminds him of all the disgusting sweat hog pigs in the audience today.
– Bob Caudle is standing by with Tim Horner for an update on what happened last week when the two got into a physical altercation. Horner is sick and tired of Landell and from now on, he’s going to be in his face, and when he gets him in the ring and can’t beat the man, he’s going to leave Smoky Mountain Wrestling. My synopsis was much clearer than what Horner delivered.
– SMW Heavyweight Championship Match: “Primetime” Brian Lee (c) vs. “Hustler” Rip Rogers:
How does Rip Rogers earn a Championship opportunity when he has roughly the same win/loss record as Barry Horowitz?! That’s like saying Von Kaiser is a more qualified for a Title Match than Glass Joe when both are complete trash. Ron Wright and the Dirty White Boy show up with a handful of cash to pay off Rip Rogers to take a dive out of the ring and let the White Boy take his spot in the match!
– SMW Heavyweight Championship Match: “Primetime” Brian Lee (c) vs. The Dirty White Boy (w/ Mr. Ron Wright):
We’ve immediately upgraded the quality of the challenger, didn’t we? Rogers attacks Lee from behind, allowing White Boy to come in to get the upper hand. Whip to the corner and Lee takes a big bump to sell the impact. Lee comes back with a flurry of rights. Whip to the corner and Lee takes him over with a back drop for a soft two-count. White Boy fights out of a chin-lock, but Lee drops him with a clothesline. Lee with a big slam for another two-count. White Boy gets a boot up to counter a charging attack and rakes the eyes. Whip to the ropes and White Boy with a clothesline, followed by an elbow drop for a pin attempt. White Boy shrugs off a shoulder to the midsection and goes back to clawing at Lee’s face. Lee rallies with rights, but misses a dive into the corner. White Boy with punts to the midsection and more choking. White Boy sends him to the corner and slaps him around. They get into a slugfest, with White Boy remaining in control. White Boy with a DDT for a near fall. He comes out of the corner with a leg drop for another near fall. Lee boots White Boy charging into the corner and connects with a clothesline. Whip and Lee with a Power-Slam for two. Lee with mounted rights. White Boy gets sent to the floor, where Ron Right greets him to pass off a weapon. He KO’s Lee with whatever it was and sticks it back in his trunks. Back inside, White Boy with a snap mare and fist drop. Lee has a small cut on his forehead. Hector Guerrero shows up to dispute what happened, and Lee uses the distraction to find the weapon and KO the White Boy for the Disqualification at 9:00.
Lee continues the attack with the foreign object, and here’s Paul Orndorff to smash Lee across the back of the head with a briefcase. Guerrero tries to help out, but White Boy keeps him trapped in the corner and hangs him from the top rope with his own necktie. Mantell says he’d look better hanging from a hemp rope. Scott Sandlin comes in and takes a piledriver, and Ben Jordan takes the Bucksnort Blaster. Finally, the babyface roster runs in to clear the ring as the episode comes to a close. ** These two aren’t going to put on a scientific masterpiece any time soon, but it was fine for what it was, helped by a strong post-match beatdown.
Final Thoughts: We’re still trying to reestablish things with the Volunteer Slam in the rear-view mirror and moving forward into the summer programs. We were given short segments to keep the Gibson/Golden and Horner/Landell rivalries heated, as well as a hot Main Event to further Brian Lee’s angle with the unlikely duo with Mr. Wonderful and the Dirty White Boy. Bob Armstrong mentioned “Summer Blast” coming in Mid-July, so I expect TV to be focused on building that card.