What the World Was Watching: SMW Thanksgiving Thunder ’95 (Johnson City)

This show took place at Freedom Hall in Johnson City, Tennessee on November 25, 1995.  It drew a crowd of 550 fans, a decline from the 800 fans who attended the Halloween Scream card there on October 28.  Footage of the show is provided by a fan recording.

Ring announcer Tommy Noe tells fans that Terry Gordy has a concussion and cannot compete, covering up for Gordy’s inability to show due to a prior commitment in Japan.

Buddy Landel walks into the ring and tells fans that Jos LeDuc has no showed because of a family issue.  Landel says that he is willing to face Tommy Rich and the Punisher in a handicap match until Commissioner Bob Armstrong comes out and says he will help Landel find a partner.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 06-01-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: June 1, 1985 (taped 05/17)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Adias defeat Gino and become Texas champion? What’s going on between Cornette and Casey? And who will join me for this greenish episode?

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – November 25, 1995

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are in the booth, calling the 200th and final episode of Smoky Mountain TV from Cumberland, Kentucky.

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – November 18, 1995

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

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 05-18-1985

Taped from Irving, TX

Airdate: May 18, 1985 (taped 05/05)

Attendance: 26,153

Hosted by Marc Lowrance

Who will win the vacant American tag titles? Who wins the 12-man match? Who wins the car? How does Mike fare against the “Crippler”? And who will join me for the second half of this doubleheader?

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – November 11, 1995

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher kick off the last television taping in the promotion’s history at Cumberland High School in Cumberland, Kentucky.  According to prowrestlinghistory.com, the taping took place on November 6 and attracted 200 fans.

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – November 4, 1995

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are in the booth and they are concluding the tapings in Harlan, Kentucky.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 04-27-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: April 27, 1985 (taped 04/19)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry topple Adams? How will the Midnight Express fare against Adias and Casey? What special announcement does Sunshine have in store for us? And who will join me for this marathon-like episode?

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – December 9, 1995

Dave Brown and Corey Maclin are calling today’s action from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bob Armstrong comes out with Downtown Bruno, who is in a wheelchair and wearing a cervical collar.  Before Armstrong says anything important the show cuts to commercial.

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain Wrestling – October 28, 1995

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

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

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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: 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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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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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 04-13-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: April 13, 1985 (taped 04/05)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who will win the vacant American tag team titles? How will Hercules fare against the nefarious yet beloved Adams? And just who in God’s name is wrestling Kevin tonight?

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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: 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: Smoky Mountain TV – September 16, 1995

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are doing commentary and they are finally kicking off a new set of television tapings at the Cookeville Community Center in Cookeville, Tennessee.  According to prowrestlinghistory.com, the tapings took place on September 5 and drew 400 fans.

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