Written by: Bob Colling
From: Saltville, Virginia
1.) The Gangstas defeated Chris Hamrick & Dan Dubiel
2.) SMW Heavyweight Champion Dirty White Boy defeated Killer Kyle to retain the title
3.) Lance Storm defeated Chris Candido to win the SMW Beat The Champ TV Champion
4.) SMW Tag Team Champions Rock N’ Roll Express defeated The Heavenly Bodies to retain the titles
1.) Jim Cornette comes out with the Heavenly Bodies for an interview. The Bodies aren’t allowed to compete in SMW. Cornette says that the Rock N’ Roll Express got one fluke win over his team. He believes that the Express are scared and cowards. Cornette wants the Bodies to get a match with the Express one more time tonight. Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson make their way out and confront the Bodies. Morton accepts the match for tonight. There is one stipulation and that is for Bob Armstrong to be their manager for the match to combat Cornette. Cornette accepts that stipulation.
2.) The Gangstas have started to put a black X on the forehead of their opponents after defeating them. They are interviewed following their victory. New Jack says they built this country and they are going to stay whether you like it or not. They want the Rock N’ Roll Express to stop dodging them for a title match. They don’t care what kind of match they just want a piece of the Express. They don’t want a match but rather a street fight, something that the Express haven’t experienced. Rock N’ Roll died when they buried Elvis. Jack says that rap is in now and that the fans better not be upset when their kids are listening to it.
3.) Kyle takes White Boy’s belt off and whips the champ with it for a few moments and keeps control with stomps. Kyle drives White Boy down with a side slam but only manages a near fall on the cover attempt. White Boy attempts a DDT but Kyle holds onto the ropes. White Boy fights back with a big boot and hammers away on Kyle. White Boy elbows Kyle but is met with an eye rake. Kyle misses a running attack in the corner and White Boy hammers away on Kyle. Kyle hooks White Boy and hits a vertical suplex for a near fall. White Boy avoids a knee lift in the corner and gets a three count with a rollup. After the match, Bruiser Bedlam attacks from behind and sends White Boy into the ring post. White Boy is double teamed on the floor by Bedlam and Kyle. Tracy Smothers and Bob Armstrong come down to make the save. (1/2*. As per usual with Kyle’s matches, it was basic and boring.)
4.) Personality Profile this week is with Chris Candido, who is by himself. Candido says that everyone thinks it is funny that he is bald. Candido says that they beat Ricky Morton and he should have shaved his head. Morton wants a match with Candido in matches where Candido has to take his hood off. If Candido wins then Morton will have to shave his head. Candido says he carried Brian Lee on his back for six months. Candido needs a partner who is big, strong and stupid. He has someone who is bigger, stronger and stupider than Brian Lee. Candido was in New Jersey where he found a big bully. Tammy Fytch comes out with a man on a leash who is known as Boo Bradley. Bradley is acting like a dog and is acting like a complete goof. Candido says they will win the SMW Tag Team Championships. This is the debut of Boo Bradley, who is played by Balls Mahoney of later ECW fame.
5.) Storm takes Candido over with a hip toss and a dropkick sends Candido to the floor. Storm takes Candido over with another hip toss and controls the arm of Candido. Candido drops Storm gut first across the top rope. Candido misses a splash in the corner and crotches himself on the middle rope. Storm fights back with a leaping shoulder block. Storm heads to the top but is stopped by Candido with a right hand. Candido attempts a hurricanrana but Storm hangs onto the ropes and hits a missile dropkick. Boo Bradley comes to ringisde to stalk towards Jericho. Candido has Storm on the top turnbuckle but Brian Lee enter and tosses Candido off the middle rope allowing Storm to hit a top rope splash to win the championship. (*1/4. Mostly a way to advance the angle involving Candido and Lee for the most part. Not sure how I feel about the Bradley character.)
6.) Brian Lee is interviewed saying that he took Candido where he is today. Lee believes he carried Candido to success. We haven’t seen the last of Primetime, folks.
7.) Morton and Del Ray start the match with Morton sending Del Ray into Pritchard who backdrops his own partner. The Bodies bail to the floor to regroup. Gibson and Pritchard are no the legal men for the match with Morton quickly tagging in to control the arm of Pritchard. Morton with a rollup but Pritchard kicks out at two. Gibson decks both Del Ray and Pritchard with right hands. Morton tags back in and Pritchard continues to be double teamed. Gibson arm drags Del Ray to prevent the challengers from getting any momentum. Pritchard knees Morton from the apron and allows Del Ray to get some shots on Morton followed by a neck breaker. Pritchard gets a near fall following a leg drop on Morton. Del Ray delivers a super kick to drop Morton but only gets a near fall on the cover attempt. Del Ray gets out of a rollup to clothesline Morton and the Bodies work over Morton some more. Pritchard works over Morton but misses a strike in the corner. Del Ray gets tagged in as does Gibson with Gibson getting the better of the exchange. All four men are in the ring with the Express hitting a double dropkick on Del Ray for a near fall. Bob Armstrong decks Cornette on the floor. The Express end up having pin falls on both Bodies and win the match. (**. A decent TV match but it seemed like the crowd was dead for most of it since they’ve probably seen this match 300 times.)
8.) SMW Heavyweight Champion Dirty White Boy is interviewed and he says he wants Bruiser Bedlam. White Boy says he will grab Cornette by his throat if he gets involved in his match with Bedlam.
It’s a fine episode with several profile matches taking place making it an easy watch. The Gangstas continue to be an act I look forward to seeing each week just because they are so different compared to every other act. Boo Bradley is being presented as a mentally handicapped performer, but I’m not judging the act until I see how he performs in-ring. This was just like most weeks where a lot of stuff was advanced and I enjoyed it.
Thanks for reading.
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