SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – August 15th, 1992
– Last time on SMW TV, we covered the “Fire on the Mountain” Super Card that took place on August 8th, 1992 from the Freedom Hall Civic Center in Johnson City, TN. It’s been a while since we’ve covered some Smoky Mountain Wrestling. In the last recap I published, I noted there might be a delay in the follow-up episodes due to Hurricane Irma, and yes, for a couple of weeks, I did lose electricity, and doing recaps was the furthest from my mind. At the same time, I found out my fiancée and I were expecting our first child together, and suddenly my time to watch wrestling has dwindled. I continued to do projects elsewhere, but the coverage of SMW went quiet… until now. Due to unpopular demand, we shall pick up where we left off, almost 16 months ago, as we cover the fallout from Fire on the Mountain. Hopefully another natural disaster doesn’t interfere with things.
– Taped from the Avery County High School in Newland, NC, Bob Caudle and “Dirty” Dutch Mantell are calling the action, unless otherwise noted. This week, we’re going to be recapping the action of Fire on the Mountain, as well as talking to some of the winners and loser. Dutch has good news and bad news for us. The good news is Brian Lee is no longer the SMW Heavyweight Champion, but the bad news is The Fantastics are the Tag Team Champions. Dutch tried to cleverly pretend that SMW no longer had Tag Team Champions until being corrected by Caudle.
– Highlights of Brian Lee defending the SMW Heavyweight Title against The Dirty White Boy. The stipulation going in was that Dirty White Boy would be forced to leave Smoky Mountain Wrestling if he were unsuccessful in winning the Championship. Brian Lee appeared to have the match won, but thanks to the interference of Ron Wright and a mysterious attacker (that looked like the world’s lamest Genie), Dirty White Boy was able to accomplish Mr. Ron Wright’s dream of managing a Champion, so he could afford the good medication for his crippling career-ending injuries. The mysterious man ran in and almost left the ring in full view of Brian Hildebrand, but Wright and Hildebrand somehow worked some magic to avoid that muck-up.
– Post-match interview with Brian Lee. He had the Dirty White Boy up in the Cancelation, but in the corner of his eye, he saw a big freak run into the ring and hit him with an elbow that had to be loaded. If the Dirty White Boy and Ron Wright were behind this, he’ll make sure there’s hell to pay.
– Bob Caudle is in the studio with Ron Wright and NEW Heavyweight Champion, the Dirty White Boy. Wright denies any knowledge of who the attacker was, probably a drunk fan fed up with Lee. He was having a heart attack and left his monitor in the locker room. He asked the referee to call an ambulance, and that’s all that he knows. Dirty White Boy says all he knows is that he was on top of Brian Lee for a 3-count and promises to be a fighting Champion. Bob Armstrong, the Commissioner of SMW, interrupts, telling them if they were behind the attack, he’ll strip White Boy of the title and Wright will have to cancel his operation.
– Bob Caudle hypes an upcoming show in Knoxville on August 21st: Dixie Dy-No-Mite meets Killer Kyle in a “Boxing Match”, Tim Horner faces Buddy Landell in an “I Quit Match”, Ron Garvin battles Paul Orndorff in a “Piledriver Match”, and the Dirty White Boy defends his newly won Heavyweight Title against the former Champion, “Primetime” Brian Lee, in a “Texas Death Match.” Ron Wright promises that the Dirty White Boy will beat Lee into pieces. Jimmy Golden and Ron Fuller continue to hype the card, as they meet the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express.
– Bob Caudle is standing by with White Lightnin’ Tim Horner. He wants to throw his hat in the ring and says he’s yet to have an opportunity to face the Champion. He’s from “this part of the country” and could be a Champion the people can be proud of. He’s not saying he can beat him, but he deserves a shot. WHO SAYS THAT? I understand being humble, but don’t sound like a wimp.
– Highlights of the Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane and Tom Prichard) defending the SMW Tag Team Championship against The Fantastics (Bobby and Jackie Fulton) inside of a Barbwire Cage, with Bob Armstrong as the referee. These two teams have been feuding almost since the day the company opened shop, and this was a fantastic (no pun intended) match to bring them to the next level. Despite the Fantastics walking away as the NEW Tag Team Champions, I don’t expect them to hold onto the belts for long, and we sure as heck can expect the rivalry between Armstrong and Jim Cornette to continue.
– Post-match interview with the (Bloody) Heavenly Bodies and Jim Cornette. Prichard accuses Bob Armstrong of making sure they would lose the Tag Titles, regardless of what took place. Cornette accuses Armstrong of letting the Fantastics do whatever they want, but the second they get a weapon in their hand, he gets in the way. Cornette demands a rematch to be signed within 24 hours, otherwise he’ll have lawyers sue him until he’s so broke, he won’t be able to pay attention, and SMW will be shut down.
– Post-match interview with the (equally bloody) Fantastics. Jackie thanks the fans for sticking behind them the whole time. Bobby says that blood is thicker than water. It’s been a long, hard road, and ridicules Jim Cornette for blaming Bob Armstrong for their loss. Bobby reminds us when Jackie’s career was threatened thanks to a heinous attack from the Heavenly Bodies. Low-lives like Cornette don’t know what sticking together is, but they waited for the opportunity to come where they could be the Tag Team Champions. He says if the Heavenly Bodies want a shot, they’ll have to wait, because they have 30-days before they are obligated to defend them. When they do defend the belts, it could be a team other than the Heavenly Bodies that gets that opportunity.
– Down & Dirty with Dutch Mantell. This week’s guest is the mysterious Killer Kyle, who has recently added Jim Cornette as his manager. Cornette does all the talking, saying Kyle doesn’t talk because there’s no one around worth having a conversation with. He’s had a heart-to-heart with Kyle, and they have the same views and interests. Cornette hypes an upcoming Boxing Match against Dixie Dy-No-Mite. He says Kyle has a fist the size of a canned ham and hits like a jackhammer. He’ll knock Dixie colder than a banker’s heart. He has a visual demonstration for everyone. A jobber named Mike Sampson holds up a piece of “Kentucky board” for Kyle, who proceeds to punch the board in two with “a little tap.” When Dixie gets in the ring with Killer Kyle, he’ll be broken in half, just like the garbage he is.
– Bob Caudle is standing by with “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff. It’s been MONTHS and he’s still complaining about Bob Armstrong banning the Piledriver. He runs down the fans and says he doesn’t need their encouragement. He promises to put Ronnie Garvin down once and for all. Bob Armstrong interrupts, as he tends to do. He wants to know if Orndorff had anything to do with the “big goofy guy” that interfered at Fire on the Mountain. Orndorff denies having anything to do with it. Orndorff says he’s got enough money to get out of any situation.
– Highlights of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express versus Jimmy Golden and Rob Fuller from Fire on the Mountain. Morton and Gibson were victorious, but Golden and Fuller had the last laugh, brutally attacking the Express and attempting to re-injure Gibson’s surgically repaired knee. On the way back from the ring, Golden takes delight in the beating they laid on the Express, and insist they’re the real winners, since they were able to walk away on their own.
– Bob Caudle is standing by with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express. Gibson gives us a history lesson of the Stud Stable attacking him 2-on-1, leading to him calling up Ricky to reform the team. They might have won the battle, but they lost the war, and they aren’t satisfied with that. Morton says they do their talking in the ring, and the Stud Stable can find that out if they’d like. Morton says he’s made some mistakes in his life, but they’re here to stay and are going to the top.
– SMW Heavyweight Championship Match:
The Dirty White Boy (c) (w/ Mr. Ron Wright) vs. Dixie Dy-No-Mite:
Looks like Tim Horner is going to have to wait for his shot at the belt. I somehow doubt Dixie has earned such a title opportunity, but then again, Brian Lee has defended against lesser opponents, so who am I to doubt the SMW Championship committee? Lockup and neither man with the advantage. The White Boy backs Dixie into the corner and slaps him across the chest. White Boy with some trash talking, daring Dy-No-Mite to do something. Dixie returns fire with chops and right hands. Whip to the corner, he takes White Boy over with a back drop, and sends him to the outside with a dropkick. Back inside, White Boy goes to work on the left arm. Dixie escapes with an arm drag and connects with another dropkick. Crisscross and Dixie sends White Boy to the outside, again. Dy-No-Mite grabs a side headlock. Whip to the ropes and the White Boy tosses him through the ropes, onto the hardwood floor. Killer Kyle makes his way to ringside and smacks Dixie across the back of the knee with a concealed weapon. White Boy wastes no time going after the leg. Dixie avoids an elbow drop and fires back with right hands. He goes for a slam, but the knee buckles and White Boy lands on top, hooking the tights to score the three-count at 5:21. Just a quick match to further Kyle’s feud with Dixie and to show that White Boy will do whatever it takes to keep the title. **
– More hype for the card on August 21st in Knoxville.
– Bob Caudle with closing comments from Dixie Dy-No-Mite. He talks about standing tall after all that Killer Kyle has done to him. He promises to go toe-to-toe with him for 10 rounds with the gloves on his hands, all between kissing up to the fans and trying to get over this gimmick.
Next Week: Ronnie Garvin vs. Paul Orndorff!
Final Thoughts: With Fire on the Mountain in the books, it looks like we’re getting a lot of “unfinished business” storylines, with one notable exception: Brian Lee as the top babyface, at least as far as the Heavyweight Title picture is concerned, seems to be over, as he’s settling into a “who done it?” storyline with the mysterious attacker while the Dirty White Boy is seeking a new contender, with Tim Horner the likely challenger waiting in the wings. The Fantastics and Heavenly Bodies are destined for another battle, as are the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and Stud Stable. Giving Killer Kyle a manager helps his act, they just need to protect him more when it comes to his time in the ring (in previous recaps, they never seem to embrace the unstoppable brute aspect, forcing him to sell too much).