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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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – April 25th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – April 25th, 1992

 
– Last week on SMW TV… The Field of Eight for the Volunteer Slam’s Championship Tournament has been confirmed: Brian Lee, Tim Horner, Robert Gibson, Dixie Dy-No-Mite, Dirty White Boy, Jimmy Golden, Paul Orndorff, and Buddy Landel… The relationship between Dutch Mantel and Carl Stiles appears to be over… Bob Armstrong has fined Orndorff $2,500 for his piledriver parade, but that’s just a drop in the bucket for Mr. Wonderful… Buddy Landel made his in-ring debut and miraculously didn’t pull a no-show…

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – April 18th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – April 18th, 1992

 
– Last week on SMW TV… Jim Cornette FINALLY introduced the world to his new tag team, the greatest team in the universe, The Heavenly Bodies, Stan Lane and Tom Prichard… The Semi-Finals of the Tag Team Title Tournament are set, with the Heavenly Bodies and make-shift team of Joey Maggs and Danny Davis advancing, along with the Fantastics and the Maulers… Paul Orndorff frustration over the piledriver ban boiled over, and left half the enhancement talent roster laying with piledrivers, including dropping Hector Guerrero on a steel chair…

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NXT Live! Venice, FL – June 3rd, 2017

NXT @ Venice, FL – House Show; June 3rd, 2017

 

 

– I’ll be back to the SMW shows in mid-week, but first, a live report with the third bran under the WWE umbrella. Today marked the 2-year anniversary of NXT shows coming to the Venice area. Advertised in the days leading up to tonight across social media were Kassius Ohno, The Authors of Pain, The Velveteen Dream, Sonya Deville, and Kimberly Frankele. Ohno and the AOP were not here, which was a bit of a disappointment (I’ve grown used to this, since an NXT show doesn’t come and go without at least one notable bait-and-switch). Also notable is the first appearance in Venice of the new, Female referee, the former Kennadi Brink.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – April 11th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – April 11th, 1992

 
– Last week on SMW TV… “Primetime” Brian Lee pinned Dutch Mantel to keep his spot in the Volunteer Slam Championship Tournament, despite a pre-match attack by the Dirty White Boy… For Heaven’s sake, Jim Cornette once again failed to deliver footage of his team, and yes, I ripped the joke off from the comments section, so thank you Danny Omega. Armstrong ruled his team must appear this coming week, or their removed from the tournament… Dixie Dy-no-Mite debuted and might have the most annoying wrestling name to type on a regular basis… Tim Horner, the Dirty White Boy, and Killer Kyle were all victorious in showcase matches (my fancy word for “enhancement” opponents).

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – April 4th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – April 4th, 1992

 
– Last week on SMW TV… The Fantastics defeated The Wild Bunch to join The Maulers in the Semi-Finals of the Tag Team Title Tournament… Tim Horner was given a “personality profile”, and sings “Shameless”… The Volunteer Slam has been announced, featuring an 8-Man Single Elimination Tournament for the SMW Heavyweight Title… Brian Lee offered his guaranteed spot in the tournament for a rematch with Dutch Mantel… Bob Holly says he’s not in the tournament because it’s smarter to just beat the Champion than waste time wrestling three matches in one night… Jim Cornette failed to deliver footage of his tag team for the second week in a row.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – March 28th, 1992

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – March 28th, 1992

 
– Last week on SMW TV… The Tag Team Tournament began! Jack Victory and Rip Morgan advanced to the Semi-Finals, defeating Johnny and Davey Rich… Jim Cornette brought a camera crew to meet his new team at Hooters, but that didn’t go as well as planned. He also had a limo driver named Herd… The Fantastics revealed Tommy Rogers as their mystery partner, but wouldn’t you know it, both Ivan and Vladimir had wives going into labor at the same time, switching the advertised Main Event (the Koloffs didn’t appear at the taping, so maybe transportation or last-minute booking issues, rather than classic bait-and-switch).

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – March 21st, 1992

Smoky Mountain Wrestling  TV – March 21st, 1992

 
– Last week on SMW TV… After weeks of hype, the Tag Team Title Tournament is upon us, or so we hope… Mr. Ron Wright introduced us to his new protégé, the Dirty White Boy… Tim Horner used his White Lightnin’ to defeat Rip Rogers in a solid Main Event… Jim Cornette has promised to deliver a video of his new Tag Team… Killer Kyle squashed Jerry Lynn in a match that would mean more to Indy darlings in the following years… The Koloffs and Jimmy Golden had a warm-up match for their anticipated battle with the Fantastics and a Mystery Partner… There’s no truth to the Bob Holly/Julia Roberts scandal.

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Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV – March 14th, 1992

Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV
Broadcast Date: March 14th, 1992
Taped: February 1992; Knoxville, TN

 

– Last week on SMW TV… The SMW Tag Team Championship Tournament begins on the March 21st episode, card subject to change. Jim Cornette’s team will compete, but we still have no information on them… Bob Armstrong has banned Mr. Ron Wright from ringside until he has a wrestler under contract… Brian Lee pinned Carl Stiles, but can’t quite get all he wants out of Dutch Mantel… Tim Horner cheated Rip Rogers out of a $500 squat challenge… Paul Orndorff is frustrated about his finisher being banned and barely squeaks a victory by Barry Horowitz… Terry Gordy debuted in less-than-impressive fashion… Bob Holly remains undefeated.

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