Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 03-16-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: March 16, 1985 (taped 03/08)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Will the Fantastics recapture the American tag titles? What’s the latest with Adams and Hart? And who will join me for this sloppy episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 02-16-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 16, 1985 (taped 02/08)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry retain the American title, or will Adams attain gold? What’s the latest on Haynes? And who will join me for this hard-hitting episode?

Uh…whoops, wrong tape. Let’s try again…

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 01-26-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: January 26, 1985 (taped 01/11)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

How will Kerry clash with Adams? Will the Fantastics retain their titles against Cornette’s men? And just who is Hart’s “solution”? Also, who will join me for this investigative episode?

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Rock Star Gary presents WCCW Year in Review: 1984

1983 was such a banner year for WCCW. Some would call it WCCW’s best year due to all the great feuds. Of course, the Von Erich-Freebird feud tops the list but also David Von Erich-Jimmy Garvin, “Iceman” King Parsons-Buddy Roberts, and Chris Adams-Jimmy Garvin deserve mention. Of course, the battle of the valets between Sunshine and Precious cannot be ignored.

What happens in 1984? Can WCCW keep the momentum going as their syndicated show gets more coverage across the country?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 01-12-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: January 12, 1985 (taped 12/25)

Attendance: 20,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

How will Kevin fare in a lumberjack match against Adams? Will the Midnight Express make a name for themselves at the expense of the Fantastics? And who will join me in this journey of an episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 11-24-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 24, 1984 (taped 11/09)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Adams become World champion? Who’s that in Kiniski’s corner? Will the Fantastics win? And who will join me for this enticing episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 11-03-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 3, 1984 (taped 10/27)

Attendance: 12,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can the Von Erichs retain the six-man titles against Adams, Hernandez, and Roberts? Who’s the newest tag team in WCCW? And who will join me for this fluffy episode?

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – June 18, 1995

Eric Bischoff and Dusty Rhodes are in the booth and they are live from Dayton, Ohio.  Since this is the night of The Great American Bash tonight’s broadcast functions as the pre-show.  Rhodes is in complete hard sell mode, telling fans that if they are going to buy anything in their lives, they must buy the pay-per-view.

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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 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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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – March 25, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Orlando, Florida.

Schiavone narrates pictures of the action that took place at Uncensored.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – February 25, 1995

-Here was the feature match from WCW Prime, which aired on February 20:

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – January 21, 1995

Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are doing the commentary.  These Worldwide tapings were done on November 1, 1994 in Orlando, Florida.  Heenan puts over the attractiveness of Sister Sherri and warns WCW Champion Hulk Hogan to be on the lookout for Big Van Vader.

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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 – 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 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 – 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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