–WCW Prime did not feature any original bouts so we head into WCW Pro where Gordon Solie, Dusty Rhodes, and Larry Zbyszko are on commentary.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – OCTOBER 3RD, 1992
– Last week on SMW TV… The Dirty White Boy finally had enough of Tim Horner, attacking him from behind and stringing him up from the top rope, Paul Orndorff failed to cash-in on the $10,000 bounty over Brian Lee’s head, The Stud Stable accused The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express of being drug addicts like Guns ‘n’ Roses, Ronnie Garvin is still upset over his towel being destroyed, and the Mystery Man behind the bounty on Lee’s head has offered to meet him in the ring at an unspecified date.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – SEPTEMBER 26TH, 1992
– Last week on SMW TV… Tim Horner defeated the Dirty White Boy in a Non-Title Match, Jimmy Golden and Robert Fuller cost the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express their chance at the Heavenly Bodies’ Tag Team Championship, “Primetime” Brian Lee was attacked, again, by the Mongolian Mauler, and Paul Orndorff has promised to stick a bunch of people, including Brian Lee, who has a $10,000 bounty over his head.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – SEPTEMBER 19TH, 1992
– Last week on SMW TV… The Dirty White Boy defended his SMW Heavyweight Title against “top contender” Newton Steffey, but it was revealed as a sham when the name he pulled was really Tim Horner’s… The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express assisted Dixie Dy-No-Mite and Danny Davis in upsetting The Stud Stable and have been granted a random title opportunity from Jim Cornette himself. If you don’t smell something fishy, I don’t know what to tell you… Someone is still out for Brian Lee’s blood, having sent a 2nd letter to Commissioner Bob Armstrong… Paul Orndorff and Ronne Garvin still hate each other, nothing is resolved, lather, rinse, repeat.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – SEPTEMBER 12TH, 1992
– Last week on SMW TV… The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Fantastics to become the 2-time SMW Tag Team Champions when Jim Cornette assaulted Bobby Fulton with an ether-soaked rag. Whoops, sorry, he was treating a cut and that no-good alcoholic passed out in the ring. The win not only netted them the Tag Team gold but saved Mama Cornette’s $20,000 as well… Brian Lee’s been attacked again, but now we find out through an anonymous letter that the (games)master behind the attacks will reveal himself in due time. I think that hint gave it away, but it’s a reference that’s 30+ years old, so maybe it’ll jump over the heads of my readers… Tim Horner still wants a title shot, Dirty White Boy thinks Tim Horner is a bum, and the Piledriver War wages on between Mr. Wonderful and the Hands of Stone.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are back as the Saturday Night commentary team and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the tapings were held on April 12 and 790 fans attended, with admission being free.
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.
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.
WCW Prime aired on April 10 with a couple of new bouts. Those will be recapped before going into the April 15 episode of WCW Pro.
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–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are handling the studio portion of the show. They recap tensions between the Butcher and the other Faces of Fear and the recent developments regarding Ric Flair’s possible reinstatement. Heenan also praises the heel turn of Big Bubba Rogers, alluding to his past issues with Rogers in the WWF.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are still taped from Atlanta, Georgia from March 22. Heenan says that he could easily break the WCW Executive Board’s tie and reinstate Ric Flair.
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–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Orlando, Florida. Heenan warns Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage that they do not want Ric Flair reinstated.
After having some broadcasts that lacked original matches, WCW Prime featured a new bout on April 3:
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are calling the action tonight and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings were held on March 22.
–Gordon Solie, Dusty Rhodes, and Larry Zbyszko are doing commentary and they are taped from an unspecified location.
–Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are on commentary and they are live from Tupelo, Mississippi, the site of tonight’s Uncensored pay-per-view. Heenan is still rattled from how Ric Flair snapped last night on WCW Saturday Night, which is replayed for the viewing audience.
–Tony Schiavone interviews WCW Champion Hulk Hogan in the aisle. Hogan mocks Vader’s taunt and says that Jimmy Hart is busy with the “ultimate surprise” backstage. He then proceeds to go into his usual habit of promising to run wild on Vader tonight.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings were done on March 7. Like last week’s broadcast, this show is also one hour.
–Gene Okerlund interviews WCW Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel, who says that until Uncensored WCW Champion Hulk Hogan will not be allowed into any WCW event. This was due to Hogan’s attack on Vader at the end of last week’s show.
–Johnny B. Badd and Arn Anderson do dueling promos, with Badd saying that he is coming to get his Television Championship back on tonight’s show.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping were held on February 8 and attracted 785 fans, none of whom had to pay for their ticket. WCW Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel comes out and says that he is here to meet with Ric Flair tonight.
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…
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.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – May 23rd, 1992
– Last week on SMW TV… It was the Volunteer Slam Preview Show, so no new content to further existing storylines other than “the tournament is coming this week.”
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.
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.
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.