Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – October 3rd, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – OCTOBER 3RD, 1992

 

– Last week on SMW TV… The Dirty White Boy finally had enough of Tim Horner, attacking him from behind and stringing him up from the top rope, Paul Orndorff failed to cash-in on the $10,000 bounty over Brian Lee’s head, The Stud Stable accused The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express of being drug addicts like Guns ‘n’ Roses, Ronnie Garvin is still upset over his towel being destroyed, and the Mystery Man behind the bounty on Lee’s head has offered to meet him in the ring at an unspecified date.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – September 26th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – SEPTEMBER 26TH, 1992

– Last week on SMW TV… Tim Horner defeated the Dirty White Boy in a Non-Title Match, Jimmy Golden and Robert Fuller cost the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express their chance at the Heavenly Bodies’ Tag Team Championship, “Primetime” Brian Lee was attacked, again, by the Mongolian Mauler, and Paul Orndorff has promised to stick a bunch of people, including Brian Lee, who has a $10,000 bounty over his head.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – September 19th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – SEPTEMBER 19TH, 1992

 

– Last week on SMW TV… The Dirty White Boy defended his SMW Heavyweight Title against “top contender” Newton Steffey, but it was revealed as a sham when the name he pulled was really Tim Horner’s… The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express assisted Dixie Dy-No-Mite and Danny Davis in upsetting The Stud Stable and have been granted a random title opportunity from Jim Cornette himself. If you don’t smell something fishy, I don’t know what to tell you… Someone is still out for Brian Lee’s blood, having sent a 2nd letter to Commissioner Bob Armstrong… Paul Orndorff and Ronne Garvin still hate each other, nothing is resolved, lather, rinse, repeat.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – September 12th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – SEPTEMBER 12TH, 1992

 

– Last week on SMW TV… The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Fantastics to become the 2-time SMW Tag Team Champions when Jim Cornette assaulted Bobby Fulton with an ether-soaked rag. Whoops, sorry, he was treating a cut and that no-good alcoholic passed out in the ring. The win not only netted them the Tag Team gold but saved Mama Cornette’s $20,000 as well… Brian Lee’s been attacked again, but now we find out through an anonymous letter that the (games)master behind the attacks will reveal himself in due time. I think that hint gave it away, but it’s a reference that’s 30+ years old, so maybe it’ll jump over the heads of my readers… Tim Horner still wants a title shot, Dirty White Boy thinks Tim Horner is a bum, and the Piledriver War wages on between Mr. Wonderful and the Hands of Stone.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – September 5th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – SEPTEMBER 5TH, 1992

 

– Last week on SMW TV… The contract is signed, and the stipulations are confirmed: The Fantastics defend the Tag Team Titles against former Champions, The Heavenly Bodies, where there will be No DQ’s, and the winning team takes home $20,000, courtesy the bank account of Mama Cornette. Oh, and Jim Cornette’s tennis racket is barred from ringside… The Dirty White Boy continues to be a fighting Champion, drawing “Nitro” Danny Davis’ name from a hat and barely getting by him after using a foreign object. Paul Orndorff and Ronnie Garvin still hate each other and are threatening to cripple the other with a piledriver. In the TV Main Event, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and Stud Stable fought to a Double Disqualification, prolonging their rivalry.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – August 29th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – AUGUST 29TH, 1992

 

– Last week on SMW TV… The saga surrounding Brian Lee continues, as we found out there’s a $10,000 bounty on his head, as well as a second attack from the mysterious (and yet to be named) Mongolian Mauler… Jim Cornette offered $10,000 of his mama’s cash for the Fantastics to give them their rematch ASAP, but was turned down… Paul Orndorff and Ronnie Garvin wrestled another non-finish with the Piledriver as the center-piece of the match….The Dirty White Boy is offering a title shot to anyone who wants one, except Tim Horner, because he doesn’t deserve it, obviously… The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and Stud Stable are on a collision course and scheduled to meet this week.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – August 22nd, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – AUGUST 22ND, 1992

 

– Last week on SMW TV, we got a detailed recap of all the big happenings at Fire on the Mountain, including Brian Lee being attacked by a mysterious man that looked like a Genie. The only new content from last week featured Tim Horner issuing a challenge for the SMW Heavyweight Title, and the Dirty White Boy successfully defending the title against Dixie Dy-No-Mite, with a little bit of help from the dastardly Killer Kyle.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – August 15th, 1992

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.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – August 8th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – AUGUST 8th, 1992

 

 

– Last week on SMW TV… Heavy pushing for the upcoming “Fire on The Mountain”, with extended video packages to promote the Heavenly Bodies/Fantastics Barbwire Cage Match, but strangely enough, NOT the match for the Heavyweight Title… Brian Lee and The Dirty White Boy had an impromptu match where Lee fluked into a victory… Buddy Landell hasn’t been seen and might not show up at all at FOTM… Dixie Dy-No-Mite and Killer Kyle will continue their feud in taped-fist matches… Jimmy Golden and Robert Fuller have promised to beat and whip the Rock N’ Roll Express until they’re obedient ponies.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – August 1st, 1992

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.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – July 25th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – JULY 25th, 1992

 

– Last week on SMW TV… Fire on The Mountain is coming on August 8th with a Double Main Event. The Heavenly Bodies defend their Tag Titles against The Fantastics inside a Barbwire Cage, with Commissioner Bob Armstrong as special referee, and Brian Lee defends the Heavyweight Title against the Dirty White Boy, with the stipulation that the DWB must leave SMW if he’s defeated… Tim Horner challenged Buddy Landell to an “I Quit Match”… Dixie Dy-No-Mite defeated Killer Kyle in a Mask vs. Violin Case Match, and was beaten down when inside the case was revealed to be nothing more than a roll of tape… Robert Fuller made his debut, siding with Jimmy Golden in his rivalry with Robert Gibson.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – July 18th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – JULY 18th, 1992

 

 

– Last week on SMW TV… The Fantastics and Heavenly Bodies continue to be one of the more prominently featured storylines in the company, with constant pull-apart brawls and strong promo work to build up their upcoming match at Summer Blast… Stan Lane is officially working the gimmick with the head gear where loud noises bother him (he’s got to protect a rug he’s wearing)… Brian Lee stepped up to the plate to help the Battens in a one-sided slaughter at the hands of Mr. Wonderful and The Dirty White Boy… Robert Gibson promised no funny business next time he’d step in the ring with Jimmy Golden… Buddy Landell promised to whip Tim Horner like his “mammy” should’ve done a long time ago… Ron Garvin’s arrival was promoted with a montage featuring him in the ring with legends such as Andre the Giant, Bob Orton Jr., and Jos LeDuc.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – July 11th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – July 11th, 1992

 

– Last week on SMW TV… The “Main Event” of The Batten Twins vs. Dixie Dy-No-Mite and Danny Davis was immediately interrupted by a scuffle with The Fantastics and Heavenly Bodies… Paul Orndorff and the Dirty White Boy aren’t scared of Ron Garvin, but Mr. Ron Wright isn’t as confident… Brian Lee continues to be a fighting Champion, easily vanquishing Paul Lee… Jimmy Golden pinned Robert Gibson under dubious circumstances, so they’ll rematch at Summer Blast… Buddy Landell and Tim Horner have incorporated a leather strap into their feud, and are also on a collision course for Summer Blast…

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – July 4th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – July 4th, 1992

 

 

– Last week on SMW TV… Summer Blast ’92 is coming together with the top three matches already signed… Brian Lee has enlisted “Hands of Stone” Ron Garvin to even the odds against Dirty White Boy and Paul Orndorff… The Fantastics and Heavenly Bodies got into a wild backstage brawl, costing each man $1,500 in fines, and will face off at Summer Blast in a Smoky Mountain Street Fight… Tim Horner repaid Buddy Landell for costing him a shot at the Tag Titles, by costing him his match with Brian Lee for the SMW Heavyweight Title. Landell was about to use an illegal object, so the interference wasn’t totally unjustified.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – June 27th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – June 27th, 1992

 

 

– Last week on SMW TV… The Heavenly Bodies successfully defended the Tag Team Titles against Tim Horner and Robert Gibson, with a little help from Buddy Landell… Speaking of Horner and Landell, Horner offered to leave SMW if he doesn’t defeat Landell next time they meet. Landell retorted by offering to move next door to annoy him as much as possible, and pop out his eyeballs so he can blow wind through his skull… Paul Orndorff is still crying about conspiracy theories because of the banned Piledriver… Everyone hates the Heavenly Bodies… Summer Blast is coming soon.

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WWE Smackdown Live House Show – August 12, 2017

WWF @ Tampa, FL – August 12th, 2017

 

Live from the Amalie Arena, it’s a Smackdown Live (Almost) Exclusive Live Event. Start time was 7:30 p.m., but things started a little earlier, so we missed the “welcome to blah blah” and national anthem stuff. Thankfully, we arrived to our seats as the entrances for the first match were taking place. Decent sized crowd, although there were huge sections in the upper areas that were completely empty. Also, the crowd reactions for the night were lukewarm at best, except for the tippy-top guys. The show ended almost at 10:30, which seems unusual to me. The last few house shows I went to went at 2 hours 20 minutes or so, including intermission.

 

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – June 20th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – June 20th, 1992

 

 

– Last week on SMW TV… Rip Rogers handed over his Championship Match to the Dirty White Boy (for a handful of cash). The White Boy won the match by DQ when Lee obtained a foreign object previously used, and post-match, along with Paul Orndorff, laid waste to Lee and a handful of undercard geeks… Jimmy Golden and Robert Gibson are both throwing down the gauntlet for a rematch from the Volunteer Slam… Tim Horner offered to leave SMW if he couldn’t beat Buddy Landell… Dutch Mantell debuted “Down & Dirty with Dutch”, told us Carl Stiles has been institutionalized, and offered to improve Barry Horowitz’s 0-43 record… The Party Patrol won a showcase to get the audience pumped for a live event Championship opportunity against The Heavenly Bodies…Killer Kyle continues to win half-hearted squash matches but still doesn’t have direction.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – June 13th, 1992

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.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – June 6th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – June 6th, 1992

 

 

– Last week on SMW TV… We recapped the entire Volunteer Slam, with highlights from all seven Tournament matches, as well as the Tag Team Championship Match between the Heavenly Bodies and Party Patrol… Bobby Fulton had unkind words for the Heavenly Bodies, vowing revenge when his brother, Jackie, recovers… Tim Horner pinned Buddy Landell for the Mountain Mayhem paycheck, but Landell bloodied him up afterwards, tore the check up, and stuffed it down his throat.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – May 30th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – May 30th, 1992

 

 

– Last week on SMW TV… Buddy Landell won an “18” Man Mountain Mayhem Battle Royal, last eliminating Tim Horner, despite being thrown out moments earlier. Unfortunately for Horner, the referees were distracted by an altercation between Brian Lee and the Dirty White Boy on the opposite side of the ring, allowing Landell to pull the underhanded tactic. On the bright side, Bob Armstrong has ordered a one-on-one match where Landell and Horner will compete for the $5,000 prize.

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SMW Volunteer Slam ’92

SMW VOLUNTEER SLAM (1992)

 

 

– Presented on May 22nd, 1992 from the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum in, you guessed it, Knoxville, TN. The show runs 90-minutes and was produced in-house for home distribution, so I would expect most matches to be clipped down, but not to unwatchable levels. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (yup, get used to reading this here, too), the attendance was around 1,000, which is slightly better than what WCW had done recently, and slightly down from the WWF, which goes to show how hard the times were, at least for WWF. In the Dark Match, Hector Guerrero & Joey Maggs defeated “Hustler” Rip Rogers & “Bad Boy” Barry Horowitz.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – May 9th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLNG TV – May 9th, 1992

 

 

– Last week on SMW TV… The Fantastics defeated The Maulers to advance to the Finals of the Tag Team Championship Tournament, and that’s pretty much it. The rest of the show was a recap of the entire tournament leading up to that, with highlights from the other five matches already featured in the tournament. The Volunteer Slam is now only two weeks away!

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – May 2nd, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – May 2nd, 1992

 

 

– Last week on SMW TV… The Heavenly Bodies defeated Danny Davis and Joey Maggs to advance to the Tag Team Tournament Finals… The 1st Round of the Heavyweight Championship Tournament at Volunteer Slam has been announced: Brian Lee vs. Buddy Landel, Dirty White Boy vs. Dixie Dy-No-Mite, Robert Gibson vs. Jimmy Golden, and Tim Horner vs. Paul Orndorff… The toxic relationship between Dutch Mantel and Carl Stiles continues… Bob Holly squashed Bart Batten in what turned out to be the former’s last SMW appearance.

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