Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are calling the action in the second round of tapings in Cookeville, Tennessee.
Footage from a Barbourville, Kentucky house show where Jim Cornette dismisses Buddy Landel from the Militia for losing a tag team match with Tommy Rich airs.
The finish of a ten-man tag team elimination match in Morristown, Tennessee for $10,000 airs. The bout came down to Boo Bradley and Terry Gordy. Gordy won after Cornette tripped Bradley and Gordy dropped an elbow. After the bell, Cornette and Gordy beat on Bradley until Brad Armstrong tried to make the save. Cornette tossed powder in Armstrong’s eyes and Gordy powerbombed the SMW Champion several times, with Cornette counting to three afterward. Tommy Noe is a terrible voiceover on this footage.
This show took place on August 12, 1995 at Freedom Hall in Johnson City, Tennessee. According to prowrestlinghistory.com, the card drew 1,900 fans, 1,400 more than attended a Summer Blast tour card in the city a month earlier. Footage was provided courtesy of a fan cam.
Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are in the booth and they are still covering action from the Jellico, Tennessee tapings.
This show took place on Friday, August 4, 1995 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer, the show drew a crowd of 5,000, with 4,600 fans paying, thereby creating a gate of $37,500. That made this the best-attended card in the history of the promotion. The show is provided courtesy of a fan cam.
Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher call the action from the Jellico High School tapings. Kessler has been trying to channel Vince McMahon to kick off each program by screaming “Neexxtt” but he just ends up sounding like he is grunting on the toilet.
Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher call the action, which is still from the Jellico High School tapings.
Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are in the booth and they are broadcasting from a new set of television tapings from Jellico High School in Jellico, Tennessee. According to prowrestlinghistory.com, the tapings took place on July 6, but no attendance figures were reported.
Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are in the booth and they are concluding the tapings in Sevierville, Tennessee.
The closing moments of the Buddy Landel-Brad Armstrong SMW Championship match in Barbourville, Kentucky are shown. Timekeeper Kenny Rison, referee Mark Curtis, and Tracy Smothers recap the crazy endings of Jim Cornette ringing the bell prematurely to keep Armstrong from winning, Landel using a foreign object to get a pin until Tracy Smothers got Curtis to restart it, and Armstrong pinning Landel after a side Russian leg sweep. Cornette and Landel are incensed about Armstrong having the SMW title, and Landel calls Armstrong a thief while Cornette hilariously punches a wall and hurts himself. Armstrong says the belt is his because possession is nine-tenths of the law. Commissioner Bob Armstrong says the situation is a mess, so he declares the SMW Championship vacant until Landel and Armstrong meet again for the title in Knoxville.
Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher call today’s action, which is still taped from Sevierville, Tennessee.
Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are handling the broadcasting duties and they are taped from Sevierville, Tennessee.
Thatcher interviews Commissioner Bob Armstrong and Armstrong’s Avenger. Armstrong says he has faith in the Avenger against SMW Champion Buddy Landel. He promises a surprise.
Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher kick off a new round of television tapings in Sevierville, Tennessee. According to prowrestlinghistory.com, the tapings took place at Catan’s Chapel Elementary School and drew 300 fans.
Like Volunteer Slam IV, footage of this show comes from a fan cam. It took place on Saturday, May 20 at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to prowrestlinghistory.com, the show drew a paltry 200 fans.
Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are doing commentary and they are wrapping up the tapings from Warrensville, North Carolina. Very few fans are left facing the hard camera.
This show was provided via fan cam footage. It took place on Friday, May 19 in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Civic Coliseum and, according to prowrestlinghistory.com, drew a disappointing crowd of 1,550, with a gate of $10,000.
Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher do commentary, with the show still originating from Warrensville, North Carolina.
Thatcher interviews the Gangstas, D’Lo Brown, and Killer Kyle. New Jack runs down all the forces that have been brought to Smoky Mountain to take them down. He says he looks forward to Jim Cornette losing $50,000 when the Gangstas beat Bob Armstrong and Terry Funk at Volunteer Slam.
Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are doing commentary and they are still taped from Warrensville, North Carolina.
Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher call the action and they are still in Warrensville, North Carolina.
Jim Ross and Les Thatcher are in the booth and they are concluding the television tapings in Council, Virginia. Tonight is the big Fright Night card in Johnson City, Tennessee, so Ross spends a lot of the match hyping it.
Jim Ross and Les Thatcher are doing commentary and they are still in Council, Virginia.