SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – AUGUST 1st, 1992
– Last week on SMW TV… The Heavenly Bodies defeated Hector Guerrero and Ben Jordan, then attempted to hogtie Jordan with barbwire to send a message to The Fantastics… The Dirty White Boy appears to live in a junkyard, and promises to leave Fire on The Mountain as the Heavyweight Champion… Brian Lee made short work of the swastika wearing Stormtrooper… Ricky Morton has arrived in SMW, reforming the Rock N’ Roll Express to even the odds against Jimmy Golden and Robert Fuller… Paul Orndorff laid out Ron Garvin with a Piledriver following the Main Event at Summer Blast, so they’re on a collision course… Buddy Landell has been missing recently, and Horner has questioned his intestinal fortitude.
– Taped on July 6th from Polk High School in Benton, TN. Bob Caudle and “Dirty” Dutch Mantell will be calling the action, unless otherwise noted. We’re only a week away from SMW’s next big card, Fire on The Mountain! Jimmy Golden and Robert Fuller, Dixie Dy-No-Mite, and Brian Lee will all be in action. We’ll take a special look at the rivalry between The Fantastics and Heavenly Bodies, as well as preview the upcoming “Fire on The Mountain.” Finally, today’s edition of Down and Dirty with Dutch will be with Golden and Fuller.
– Jimmy Golden & Robert Fuller vs. Ben Jordan & Richie Dye:
Richie Dye is another new enhancement talent for the record books. He’s tall, not in the best of shape, has long hair and goatee, and this is his only appearance for the company. Nice to see Jordan recovered so quickly from last week’s attempted slaughtering. Golden and Jordan start. Golden quickly goes to work on the arm, yanking the hair to take Jordan down. Whip reversed and Jordan with a hip toss, followed by an arm drag into the arm-bar. Fuller in, throwing Jordan across the ring. Lockup and Jordan with an arm-drag. Fuller counters a side headlock, picking Jordan up and dropping him to the canvas. Dye tags in, and might as well call the bell now. He gets caught in the corner and double teamed. Fuller with boots to the midsection and Golden comes off the middle rope with a double axe-handle. He wraps the left arm of Dye around the post. Fuller with a hammer-lock slam, and Dye submits to a hammer-lock submission at 2:59. Golden wins with dropkicks, Fuller wins with a hammer-lock… I’ll accept it, logically speaking. Nothing flashy, but Golden and Fuller have good chemistry. Watching WCW as a youngster, I had no idea of Fuller’s credentials, and this was only a year or so before he made the move.
– Video of Ricky Morton cutting a promo from his backyard, or maybe outside an elementary school. He apologizes for his actions where he turned on his friends and family, and lost everything he had, and says that nobody does what Golden and Fuller did to Robert Gibson without getting his ire up. The Rock n’ Roll Express are reunited, and Morton says he’ll stand by Gibson, through thick and thin.
– Hype for the Piledriver Match between Ron Garvin and Paul Orndorff for Fire on The Mountain. We flashback to several months ago, when Paul Orndorff disregarded the rules of SMW and hit a bunch of scrubs, including Hector Guerrero, with the piledriver, the only move banned from competition. We cut to the Ron Garvin promo following the incident at Summer Blast, where he warned Orndorff he didn’t get the job done, because he’s on his feet, talking. When he hits a piledriver, nobody talks afterwards.
– Bob Caudle is standing by with Tim Horner to promote his I Quit Match against Buddy Landell. Horner brings up we haven’t seen Landell lately. He’s missed matches and for all he knows, he might be in jail. Horner has no doubt that he can make him say “I quit”, but he knows Landell cannot make him say those words. Horner’s promo continues to insinuate that Landell might not even show up.
– Phil Raney is standing by to hype shows on August 15th, August 21st, and Fire on The Mountain on August 8th. Tim Horner and Brian Lee with promos, on Buddy Landell and the Dirty White Boy, respectively. Lee says he’s the “greatest 10-second man in wrestling.” Before we laugh too hard, he’s hyping a Texas Death Match… but it’s still a ridiculous line.
– Highlights of the Mask vs. Violin Case Match between Dixie Dy-No-Mite and Killer Kyle from the July 18th episode. Kyle lost, but the case only had a roll of tape inside, leading to a beat-down of the confederate flag wearing punk. Dy-No-Mite is standing by with comments. He sarcastically calls Kyle for being a tough man to tape someone that’s 80 pounds lighter than him to the corner and beat him like a dog. They’ll rematch in due time, where both men are allowed to tape their fists up.
– Dixie Dy-No-Mite vs. The Stormtrooper:
God, the Stormtrooper is back for his second (and thankfully, last) in-ring appearance. Who do we cheer for, the guy in a Confederate Flag or with a Swastika? That’s sarcasm, the Confederate Flag, while controversial to some, isn’t nearly as awful. Not even close. Lockup to the corner and Dixie gives a clean break. Lockup and the Stormtrooper doesn’t have the same manners. Whip across the ring and Dixie greets him with a clothesline. Whip and Dixie with a dropkick, sending the Stormtrooper out of the ring. Back inside, Dixie comes off the ropes with a shoulder tackle, followed by an arm drag into the arm-bar. Stormtrooper comes back with a swinging neck breaker and gut-wrench suplex for two. Whip and Dixie with a sunset flip for two. Stormtrooper with a slam, but misses an elbow drop. Dixie with the Confederate Kick out of nowhere for three at 3:47. Stormtrooper looked a bit better than he did last week.
Killer Kyle comes in after the match and gives him another beating, choking him out with a coat hanger. Ben Jordan and Gary Scott try to break it up, but Kyle no-sells them and does the monster roar spot, sending both flying. Hector Guerrero with a chair to the head, also no sold. Finally, Bob Armstrong steps in to try and keep peace, or as much peace as you can have after a chair shot and wire hanger choke-out.
– Down and Dirty with Dutch Mantell. This week’s guests are Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden. Fuller says he’d drive a thousand miles just to be here with Dutch. He tells a story about a couple of ponies. He named them Ricky and Robert and kicked them around. Later, they came up to him and laid at his lap. If they whip the Rock n’ Roll Express, they’ll do the exact same thing. They close out with vague threats of murder, if things must go that far.
– Recap of the Heavenly Bodies/Fantastics rivalry. It was several months ago where Cornette helped the Bodies defeat the Fantastics in an impromptu match for the Tag Team Championship, and post-match, worked Jackie Fulton over, tearing up his knee and putting him out of action for 6-weeks. Not long after Jackie came back from injury, both teams were involved in a wild locker room brawl, ending with a smashed rear-window on Cornette’s car. Several weeks ago, these two teams met in the ring again, but with an inconclusive finish, thanks to Jim Cornette’s interference. Next we see highlights from the untelevised “Summer Blast” Street Fight, where the Bodies retained the Titles. Jackie somehow survived being suffocated with a plastic bag. Cornette’s interference, once again, proved to be the deciding factor. When these teams meet at Fire on The Mountain, it’ll be inside a barbwire cage. Cornette disputed being banned from ringside, so Bob Armstrong will be the special referee to allow him to remain in the Bodies’ corner.
– Bob Caudle is standing by with Jim Cornette and the Heavenly Bodies. Prichard is wearing heavy-duty gloves and a piece of barbwire. Cornette accuses Bob Armstrong of looking out for his buddies. He says the Bodies real men, and compares the Fantastics to tomatoes. Are they fruits or vegetables? “Maybe they’re fruits that we’ll turn into vegetables.” Cornette whips out a couple of tomatoes, and shreds them on the barbwire, comparing them to Bobby and Jackie Fulton.
– “Primetime” Brian Lee vs. Gary Scott:
I was about to say, I’m surprised we haven’t seen much of Brian Lee on the episode. He’s still the reigning SMW Heavyweight Champion, but this is Non-Title. Scott attacks from behind with rights. Lee ducks under a clothesline and turns Scott inside out with his own, then finishes with the Cancelation at 0:22. Post-match, the Stormtrooper runs in and gets laid out. Paul Lee gives it a go, and gets press slammed over the top rope onto the Stormtrooper. White Boy hits the ring now, and I guess we have an impromptu match…
– “Primetime” Brian Lee vs. The Dirty White Boy:
White Boy pounds away on Lee and plants him with a DDT. He rakes at the eyes and chokes, with referee Mark Curtis giving him a 5-count, so it’s a match, based on his body language. Whip to the ropes and White Boy with a clothesline. Lee tries trading blows, but White Boy rakes the eyes, again. He sends Lee to the corner and continues to choke him. White Boy with another DDT, followed by a series of elbow drops. He casually covers for a two count. Whip to the ropes and White Boy with a boot to the face. Lee takes exception to being slapped around and counters another boot with a charging elbow, and covers for a disputed three count at 3:47 (I say disputed, because White Boy’s shoulder was up). Will Brian Lee be able to do the same when the title is on the line, next week?
– Phil Raney is standing by with more hype for the previously mentioned live events. This time we get a promo from The Dirty White Boy. I guess these were recorded when Buddy Landell decided not to show up.
– Bob Caudle is standing by with Bobby and Jackie Fulton. They have a piece of barbwire, too. Bobby calls the Heavenly Bodies paper champions and shreds a newspaper against the wire.
– Bob Caudle hypes a 4-team Elimination Match for next week, running down the rules that we’re all used to by 2017. Dixie Dy-No-Mite and Danny Davis, Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden, The Fantastics, and The Heavenly Bodies will be the participants, and It’ll be Non-Title, but the winning team receives $5,000.
Final Thoughts: Depending on the market, this was the final episode before we get to Fire on the Mountain, and acted more as an hour long hype-job for the event, featuring plenty of recaps for all the major angles. We got a few short matches, the only one of significance being the impromptu match between Lee and White Boy, but that too was more to tease their real match at Fire on the Mountain.