Written by: Bob Colling
From: Memphis, TN
Lance Russell and Dave Brown welcome everyone to the program and they rundown what will be seen throughout the show.
The Hunter comes out and says that he has proved that Bambi is his woman. Hunter brags about Bambi whipping Alan West over the back and proved he’s the better man than Alan West.
Opening Contest: The Hunter vs. David Haskins: Hunter has no issue with Haskins this week and wonders where Alan West is at during the match. Haskins avoids an elbow drop and gets a few moments of shine in. Hunter stops Haskins with a swinging neckbreaker. Hunter wins the match following a powerslam. (*. I’ve been warming up to the Hunter lately.)
Second Contest: AWA International Tag Team Champions The Mercenaries vs. Jerry Garmen & Bennie Trailer: Paul E. Dangerously is on commentary and says that the Mercenaries are his “butt kickers”. They hold the AWA International Tag Team Championships. Mercenaries hit a side slam/middle rope forearm drop combo to win the match. (1/2*. I’m intrigued to continue to see the development of Dangerously in the CWA.)
Third Contest: Steve Keirn, Mark Starr & Alan West vs. Thunderbird, Rough & Ready: Keirn is making his second return to the area in about five months. He made his return last winter, which was short-lived. Keirn’s team easily win the match following Starr earning the pin for his team. (*. I can honestly see myself getting behind a guy like Keirn or Starr in a singles role. Keirn just needs to actually stick around and get some steam.)
Fourth Contest: Jeff Jarrett, Billy Travis & John Paul vs. Mr. Shima, Mr. Helo & Tojo Yamamoto: Jarrett arm drags Helo and Shima to start the match. Yamamoto turn around to avoid an arm drag. Shima gets monkey flipped by Jarrett a couple of times. Paul dropkicks Shima but Helo enters the match and Paul hits a crossbody for a two count. Travis arm drags all three opponents. Helo stops Paul with an eye rake and Shima enters to get the upper hand. Shima strikes Paul several times to keep the advantage. Yamamoto chokes Paul on the apron over the middle rope. Paul has a sunset flip on Shima, but the referee is out of position. Jarrett hammers away on all three men, but here comes Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond to cause a disqualification. (*. Well, that was really nothing of a match and just a matter to continue the real feud with Tanaka and Diamond.)
Fifth Contest: Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka vs. Jim Jameson & Ron Nations: The new duo of Diamond and Tanaka worked rather well in this showing to easily beat on Jameson and Nations throughout the match. Diamond rammed Nations head onto a steel chair outside the ring. Nations continued to beat on with Tanaka hitting a DDT and Diamond hitting a neckbreaker. Diamond won the match following a top rope elbow drop. (*. I think the team of Diamond and Tanaka is a great fit and I can buy into them as a top heel tag team moving forward. They just worked really well together.)
A music video promoting the Midnight Rockers, Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels, is shown. They will be coming to the area very soon.
Paul E. Dangerously comes out with Chic Donovan and Jack Hart for an interview. Donovan recently beat the AWA International Champion Soul Train Jones with help from Jack Hart. Hart thanks Dangerously for having him in the stable, which is the greatest. Hart calls Soul Train “Mule Train” and Rocky Johnson as “Cocky Johnson”. Donovan says he can be sassy and nasty. Donovan wants anyone to try and come to beat him for the title.
Main Event: AWA International Champion Chic Donovan & Jack Hart vs. Ed Mattox & Randy Bryant: Donovan and Hart keep their offense rather simple and to the point against the enhancement talents this week. It took me halfway through the match to realize that Hart would go on to be known as Barry Horowitz. Donovan gets the win following a swinging neckbreaker on Mattox. (1/2*. Jack Hart is a good wrestler and Donovan brings the personality that the duo would need.)
For the most part, there wasn’t a whole lot going on here. I’m liking the apparent phasing out of Downtown Bruno and a heavier focus on Paul E. Dangerously and his group of men. This might be the beginning of a new direction of focus for the company.
Thanks for reading.