What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – December 2, 1995

Final reminder to vote in the Doomies.  Polls close Saturday!  https://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2021/01/04/seventh-annual-doomie-awards-poll/

Dave Brown and Corey Maclin are doing the announcing duties, returning to the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – October 21, 1995

Reminder to vote in the Doomies.  Polls close Saturday!  https://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2021/01/04/seventh-annual-doomie-awards-poll/

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are doing commentary and they are taped from Harlan, Kentucky.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 04-20-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: April 20, 1985 (taped 04/05)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kevin defeat Gino while on his World title path? What is the BIG announcement this week? And who will join me for this bacon’n’eggs episode?

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – November 25, 1995

Corey Maclin is going solo today for this episode, taped from the Nashville Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee.  The temporary switch out of the WMC-TV5 studio is nice because this venue is bigger and has more energy.  You can also see cigarette smoke wafting from the crowd on numerous occasions too as this was a time before indoor smoking bans.  And in a weird aesthetic, the promotion uses a white picket fence for a guardrail.

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – October 14, 1995

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are calling the action, originating from Caywood High School in Harlan, Kentucky.  According to prowrestlinghistory.com, the taping, which took place on October 9, drew a small crowd of 200 fans.

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AWA Superclash 85

Greetings, sir. I came across this on youtube and thought you might enjoy it. I don’t know if you’ve seen or reviewed it, but I think it’s worth a look.
Happy 2021.
I certainly did review it when it was on WWE 24/7 back in the day, but here’s a repost in case anyone hasn’t read it, yourself included.

The SmarK 24/7 Rant for AWA SuperClash ’85  (September 28 1985)

– For some reason the full show didn’t appear on Sasktel until yesterday’s update, so I’ve been holding off until now.  But I’ve been dying to see the full show for years now, so this is continued evidence of the awesomeness of the people who program this channel.  The concept is that all the major non-WWF promotions are working together to beat the WWF, but since they can’t agree on ordering a cup of coffee, let alone running a show, things don’t work out.  But it was quite the attempt.  The most awesome story I’ve heard about this mess is that David Crockett, acting as the agent for the NWA, spent most of the time signing up AWA stars for his brother.  Now those are some balls.

– Taped from Chicago, IL, in the sadly empty baseball stadium.  It drew about 20,000, but it would have been better served in an arena.

– Hosted by Larry Nelson

 

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – November 18, 1995

Lance Russell and Corey Maclin are in the booth for today’s show, which is a special “on the road” broadcast because of repairs being made to the WMC-TV5 studio.  The matches on this show come from the November 13 card in Memphis.

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – October 7, 1995

A replay of Buddy Landel being brutalized by Jim Cornette’s Militia on last week’s program is shown.

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are calling the action and are wrapping up the taping from Cookeville, Tennessee.

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – November 11, 1995

Footage of Ahmed Johnson beating Jerry Lawler for the USWA Unified World Championship in Memphis is shown.

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are in the booth, broadcasting from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 04-06-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: April 6, 1985 (taped 03/22)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

If it’s Friday night, it’s time to head to the Sportatorium! While Hercules and Oliver grapple, how will Kerry and Adias fare against Eaton and Kiniski in the main event? And who will join me for this runaway episode?

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – November 4, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown call today’s action from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee

Brown interviews Richard Lee, a longtime Tennessee manager to worked for Nick and George Gulas in the 1980s and then started working for Jerry Jarrett in 1985. He was best known for managing the Moondogs, who he hypes as the most violent team in the territory. On today’s show he is returning after being gone for three years and brings with him Moondog Cujo, a man he claims is going to bring more violence to the USWA.

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Final Conflict 83 – 03.12.83

The SmarK Rant for NWA Final Conflict 83 – 03.12.83

OK, people have been asking me for my opinion on the Slaughter & Kernodle v. Steamboat & Youngblood match, so I figured I’d take a look at the full(ish) card that’s up on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ripeKNwLGp4&ab_channel=4WrestlingFans

Taped in Greensboro, NC, drawing 16,000 or so people, with the footage apparently saved by Private Jim Nelson/Boris Zhukov. Bob Caudle provides commentary, with David Crockett joining later, and it’s pristine footage shot with multiple cameras. So this show was MASSIVE, with stories of a sellout of the building and then traffic backed up for miles from people trying to purchase walkup tickets.

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – September 23, 1995

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are calling the action in the second round of tapings in Cookeville, Tennessee.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 03-30-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: March 30, 1985 (taped 03/22)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who are these guys called the “Dynamic Duo”? And how will the Von Erichs fare against them? Also, a familiar face returns to WCCW to face Oliver. Will he succeed? And who will join me for this dark and confusing episode?

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – October 28, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are reunited in the booth for today’s show from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

Russell interviews Downtown Bruno, who complains about what Doug Gilbert and Miss Texas have done to Brandon Baxter over the last few weeks.  Bruno says that he will be taking Baxter’s place as an ally of Smoky Mountain Wrestling.  He also complains about the recent treatment of Bob Armstrong.  This brings Armstrong out and he shakes Bruno’s hand before running down the USWA.  Armstrong hypes his son Jesse James and Tracy Smothers as his biggest weapon.

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