Written by: Bob Colling
From: Memphis, TN
Lance Russell and Dave Brown welcome us to the program and then they rundown what we’ll see on the program. Every match on the show is either tag team match or a six man tag match.
Opening Contest: Rock N’ Roll RPM’s (Mike Davis & Tommy Lane) vs. Robert & Randy Bryant: It seemed like the fans wanted to cheer for the RPMs but then that suddenly stopped. RPMs have control for the majority of the match. I don’t believe the Bryant’s have gotten any offense in the match, but the RPMs aren’t doing much of anything in terms of exciting matches. RPMs win following a double team backbreaker. (1/4*. That wasn’t very good.)
Lance Russell interviews the Rock N’ Roll RPMS and they say they are tired of Russll and the company showing videos of other teams. Naturally, Russell shows a brand new video of the Fabulous Ones. Back to the studio, the RPMs aren’t happy about that video being shown. Tracy Smothers comes out again and wants the tape from last week where Smothers got attacked by the RPMs. Once again back to the studio, the RPMs are taunting Smothers for the attack. They tease another attack on Smothers, but Smothers has a friend of his that’s here. Steve Keirn comes out and the place erupts. Keirn then runs over and gets a few shots in the RPMs causing them to runaway. Keirn gets interviewed and says that they got the message from the RPMs. Keirn talks about forming a team in Memphis five years ago. Keirn says that if the RPMs had any guts they would wrestle himself and Smothers.
Lance Russell promotes the Evansville show and Jonathan Boyd says that he is going to make Jeff Jarrett eat his words in their upcoming pole match, apparently. The RPMs enter the scene and they promote their tag match with Tracy Smothers and Tommy Rich. They don’t care who Smothers brings because they are going to rip him apart. Big Bubba and Goliath will be wrestling Lou Winston and Jerry Lawler. Downtown Bruno cuts a promo saying that Winston will pay the price.
Second Contest: Memphis Vice (Jerry Bryant & Lou Winston) vs. Boy Tony & Tony Burton: Bryant and Winston punch Tony and Burton to the floor early on. It looks like Bryant has shaved off his beard, and needless to say he looks better with the beard. I’m not just saying that because I have a beard, either. Bryant hip tosses Tony and follows up with a standing dropkick. Burton tries to get involved and is met with a dropkick, too. Winston hip tosses Tony and Burton to keep the advantage. Burton knocks Bryant down with a back elbow shot and a scoop slam. Tony comes off the ropes with a knee drop for a two count. Bryant blocks a backdrop with a kick and Winston enters to clean house. All four men are in the ring until Big Bubba rolls into the ring and attacks the Memphis Vice. Bubba slams Bryant to the mat and the duo is triple teamed. Jerry Lawler makes his way out and makes the save punching Bubba through the ropes to the floor. (1/4*. Mostly just a match to advance the angle and give more promotion to the Lawler/Bubba feud.)
A music video promoting Jerry Lawler is shown now.
Jerry Lawler makes his way out and is interviewed by Lance Russell. Lawler wants to talk about Great Kabuki. We see footage of Kabuki in action against Paul Diamond where he used nunchucks to beat down Diamond. Kabuki also used the nunchucks on Pat Tanaka choking him out. Lawler eventually came out and attacked Kabuki and Tojo to make the save. Lawler talks about how he had a match with Bubba later on and Kabuki got involved there, too. Remember, the only way to lose was if your cornerman tossed a towel into the ring. We see footage of the match where Lawler knocked Bubba into the ropes and tied him up. Tojo got knocked off the apron and Kabuki had nunchucks. Lawler was focused on Bubba and Kabuki spits mist into Lawler’s eyes. Bubba kept control driving Lawler face first onto the mat several times. That caused Eddie Marlin to throw the towel in as Bubba continued to ram Lawler head first into the turnbuckles. Lawler talks about not liking to lose matches and thought he had the match won. He doesn’t blame Marlin for doing what he did. Lawler thinks that Marlin did the right thing. Lawler says the mist burns your eyes and he doesn’t think any damage has bee done to his eyes. Lawler isn’t going to let Kabuki do that and he’ll be wrestling Kabuki. The winner of the match will get a World Championship match. Lawler is angry and all he has to do is remind himself what Kabuki did to him and promises that Kabuki will go down.
Lance Russell promotes a six man tag match coming up and interviews Tojo Yamamoto and his group of men. Tojo says that Lawler has been here for a long time. Tojo talks about how Lawler has beaten all the big names in wrestling. He says that Lawler has one wrestler in his way and that man is Kabuki. Tojo predicts that Kabuki will get the win over Victory and get a World Championship match. Tojo says he respects Lawler and everything, but says that Kabuki is going to torture Lawler.
Third Contest: Great Kabuki, Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto vs. Ed Mattox, Jim Jamison & David Johnson: Jamison gets a few shots on Goto and Mattox enters to deliver a dropkick but that offense is short-lived. Kabuki works over Mattox with chops and strikes. Mattox fights back but is met with a belly to belly suplex. Johnson tries to get some offense on Goto, but that doesn’t work very well. Goto holds Johnson and allows Kabuki to come off the middle rope with a strike for the win.
Lance Russell interviews Downtown Bruno, Big Bubba and Goliath. Bruno cuts a promo saying that looks aren’t everything and that their wrestling is all that matters. Bruno talks about how Bubba won the match against Lawler because there is no way that Lawler could ever beat Bubba. Bruno thinks they could beat them twice in a fifteen minute match. Bruno is going be $5,000 richer.
Fourth Contest: Big Bubba & Goliath vs. William “Freezer” Thompson & Mike Murphy: As expected, Goliath and Bubba don’t have much of an issue against Murphy and Thompson. Bubba drives Murphy down onto Goliath’s knee. Goliath delivers two leg drops and easily wins the match.
Jonathan Boyd comes out with his python and says his matches with Jarrett aren’t done with and he’s not finished with Jeff. Boyd drops the snake and has to jump back to avoid being bit. The snake is slithering on the floor and the crowd is screaming. Boyd promises to get Jarrett and picks up his python before heading backstage.
Tojo Yamamoto is interviewed again and says that Jeff Jarrett better get his team ready before walking of. I’m not sure if that was really needed.
Jeff Jarrett, Pat Tanaka and Billy Travis come out for an interview. Jarrett says that the falls count anywhere match is the first one of his career and he’s looking out for all three men. Travis is going to beat them all to death.
Main Event: Jeff Jarrett, Billy Travis & Pat Tanaka vs. Keith Eric & The Headhunters (Keith Roberson & Mike James): As per usual, Tanaka, Travis and Jarrett control the majority of the match and take care of business. Downtown Bruno is on commentary downgrading what the trio is going in the ring. Jarrett wins the match following a standing dropkick. Bruno makes sure to leave as soon as the match is over.
Some intriguing feuds are developing as I am glad they are doing a Lawler/Kabuki feud to close the year. RPMs against Smothers and the Fabulous Ones could make for some good matches. RPMs are not great in the ring, but their promo work has been decent thus far. Boyd is quickly becoming one of my favorites of the area since he plays the crazy character rather well.
Thanks for reading.
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