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A Journey Through Memphis: August 1986

What’s going on in August 1986 for Memphis wrestling?

CWA TV 8/2/1986
JD Costello is forced to get a makeover thanks to the Nightmares. Fire and Flame have a new manager. AWA International Champion Jerry Lawler teams with Giant Hillbilly to take on the Memphis Vice. Fire and Flame are determined for Eddie Marlin to “right his wrong” and begin to make his life a living hell. Bam-Bam Bigelow isn’t done with Jerry Lawler, not by a long shot.

CWA TV 8/9/1986

There is a new AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion and his name is Bam-Bam Bigelow. Bigelow competes in a handicap match. Jerry Lawler competes in a singles match against Juicy Jonny. Eddie Marlin stands up to Fire and Flame. Rock Steady Crew battles Memphis Vice in the main event.

CWA TV 8/16/1986

A tournament to crown a new Mid-American champion will be taking place. AWA Southern Tag Team Champions Fire & Flame return to in-ring action on television when they defend against Joe LeDuc and Phil Hickerson!

CWA TV 8/23/1986
A wide eyed southern boy is the new Mid-American Champion. Kenny D and the Killer arrive and they have their focus on Mr. Universe. Bam-Bam Bigelow wants Jerry Lawler and wants to end his career once and for all. AWA Southern Tag Team Champions Fire and Flame are forced to defend against Giant Hillbilly and Phil Hickerson! Eddie Marlin is determined to get the tag titles off of them! Jeff Jarrett, Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond team up to take on the Mod Squad and Ron Sexton in the main event.

CWA TV 8/30/1986

AWA Mid-American Champion Tracy Smothers teams with Jt Southern and Paul Diamond to battle Memphis Vice and Ron Sexton. Eddie Marlin has a surprise team to challenge Fire and Flame for the tag titles. Jerry Lawler competes in tag team action with Giant Hillbilly.

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