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New Observer Hall of Fame inductees: Kazuchika Okada, Los Brazos, Jim Crockett Jr. and Don Owen.

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Those last two absolutely. Okada.....not yet.

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That is what you call some a-level pussy

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That's weird. I clicked on the video and tried to watch it on YT and it says "Members Only", but it's working when embedded.

Edit: And now it's not working. It must have just changed over to members only.

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The audio is shit so they shouldn't be making people pay for it.

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Yeah the part I watched the audio wasn't great.

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1/2/89 wrote: Dusty did his annual drop kick in this match.
1/2/89 wrote:The last time the NWA put on a mega show like this one was March 27th, and they managed to ride on that momentum for nearly 10 days before going into their normal pattern of self-destruction.
1/2/89 wrote:AWA Superclash III did a buy rate of 41,000
1/2/89 wrote:Starrcade '88 got somewhere between 100,000 and 150,000 buys
1/9/89 wrote:Cactus Jack Manson captured the World light-heavyweight title from Eric Embry on 12/30 in Dallas when Scandor Akbar hit Embry with a foreign object. If you are wondering how Manson could possibly qualify as light-heavyweight, well, World Class raised the weight class to “241.5 pounds”, which of course would make every single recognized World champion (Lawler, Flair, Fujinami and Savage) a light-heavyweight.
1/9/89 wrote:King Haku was found guilty on two of the three charges in connection with biting the nose off somebody in a bar fight a few months back. The sentencing will take place this week, but no jail term is expected. Haku still has to face civil penalties over the case as well.
1/9/89 wrote:Rotunda-Steiner ends with a DQ on Rotunda and the heels try to kidnap Steiner’s nameless Dog (real name Spike, by the way isn’t this terrible, now I’m revealing the real names of Dogs—by the way, Frankie the Bird’s real name is Frankie and he was Koko’ s pet bird way before Vince came up with the gimmick.)
1/9/89 wrote:Somebody PLEASE TELL LEX LUGER THERE IS NO SUCH WORD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AS "ALLOCADES." THE WORD IS ACCOLADES.
1/23/89 wrote:The USA network will be running a three-hour WWF special card on 2/20. What a coincidence. This obviously has nothing to do with the fact the NWA is running a PPV card the same night, since the NWA is no competition to the WWF
1/29/89 wrote:Actually, the most fun at the card occurred backstage when the Connecticut brass had a confrontation with the Pennsylvania athletic commission over whether or not the commission still has regulatory power of pro wrestling. Vince was there, with legal counsel, but at least for the present, the dispute was settled in that the commission still can regulate wrestling. There was some statute in the law that was being disputed. Ironically, here we have Titan fighting to eliminate commission regulation, when just a few weeks back, they were working with the commission in Illinois trying to get them to enforce an outdated statute to keep Kerry Von Erich from wrestling at Superclash. Consistency at work.
1/29/89 wrote:Flair pinned JYD in 26:00 using the ropes (JYD blew up in one minute, Flair really had to show all his ability and then some in pulling this one off and it was the first three-star match JYD has been in since Terry Funk left Titan) ***

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2/6/89 wrote:The contracts signed by the WWF wrestlers are for a two-year period, with the contract automatically renewing until terminated in writing by either side, but for a wrestler to break his contract after his two years, he must give 13 weeks notice in writing (which gives Titan three months to bury a guy on television if it wishes to do so to destroy the wrestlers’ market value if he wishes to jump to the NWA).
2/6/89 wrote:Wrestling is considered "out" next season by television programmers.
2/6/89 wrote:On a TV interview, Kerry claimed the reason he was bleeding from the arm at Superclash was because when he was coming to the ring, a knife-wielding fan attacked him but luckily he got his massive bicep in the way to block the knife. The guy tried a second shot in the stomach, but since he was wearing the title belt, it protected his stomach.
2/6/89 wrote:CWF taped TV this past week in Montgomery and used Jonathan Holiday as the “New Universal Heartthrob” as heel color man but wound up pulling him off in the middle of the show. He said one remark about Jesus Christ which sounded pretty mild to me, and another about something sounding like someone farted.
2/6/89 wrote:Bully Busick had to turn babyface since he’s been featured regularly on the news since he’s a real-life police officer in College Park, GA who has been responsible for a few major drug busts at the airport. A Miami gang machine-gunned Busick ‘s house so he’s pretty well keeping it a secret where he’s living right now.
2/6/89 wrote:The projection is showing Royal Rumble drew a lower buy rate than Starrcade.
2/6/89 wrote:Brutus Beefcake was scheduled to wrestle Rick Rude in Flint but was pulled from the show by the Michigan Athletic Commission. Maybe his barber's license isn't valid there.
2/13/89 wrote:The trial of Jose Gonzales ended this past Thursday with Gonzales acquitted of all charges in the death of Bruiser Brody. The jury of four women and eight men began deliberations Thursday at 11:55 a.m. and returned a verdict at 1:20 p.m. (and took a lunch break in between), voting nine-to-three in favor of acquitting Gonzales on both charges of voluntary homicide and a weapons violation. In Puerto Rico, unlike the U.S. they don’t need a unanimous verdict in a trial of this type.

After the trial, the World Wrestling Council held a press conference in which Gonzales stated he was very grateful for his friends and fellow wrestlers who stood by him and said that he’s now going to prepare for his comeback. Several of the wrestlers, particularly Gonzales’ partners in the WWC front office, Carlos Colon and Victor Jovica, testified on behalf of their booker. The key point in the testimony was Colon and Jovica both testifying that they saw Brody smoking marijuana earlier in the day and that he was carrying the stuff with him in the dressing room. None of the Americans testified, and this entire scene has turned into a West Side Story in which all the Americans sided with Brody, but none testified, and the Puerto Rican wrestlers sided with Gonzales in his claim of self defense although I do have to point out that according to several letters from someone close to one of the baby faces there, the fear among the wrestlers in this case about not crossing the promotion was tremendous and at least one claimed to be concerned for himself and his family if he said the wrong thing.
2/13/89 wrote:Lex Luger pinned Commando Ray Candy with a sunset flip in 14: 06. They never even locked up until the six minute mark. The first six minutes were also the best part of the match. -**
2/13/89 wrote:The AWA buried Jerry Lawler big-time again this week on television. Larry Nelson and Lee Marshall were almost out of control and it really made the AWA look bad, not Lawler, in the vindictive nature of it all. Lawler was on the Rasslin’ Radio talk show (610-AM WIP) in Philadelphia the next morning (show airs from 8 to 9 a.m. with Joel Goodheart as host) and basically gave his side of the story saying Verne still thinks it’s the 1950s.
2/13/89 wrote:Wendi Richter caused a minor disturbance on a recent airline. She brought her pet python snake on board and according to the flight status report, after a couple of drinks, took the snake out and placed it around her neck which caused quite a disturbance. US Air informed Richter that in future flights she would have to put the snake in a suitable container and it would travel with the checked-in baggage rather than as carry-on baggage.
2/13/89 wrote:It was announced on TV that Kevin & Kerry regained the World tag team titles on 2/1 in Lawton, OK which is funny since Kevin & Kerry were the ones who both no-showed that card, so the 600 fans in Lawton that are the hardcores that still go must be confused.
2/13/89 wrote:Rooster now is being requested to dye a red rooster stripe in his hair. Yes, they continue in their path of degradation.
2/13/89 wrote:On 2/3, Vince McMahon called up Ted Turner and wanted to make a peace pact about the wrestling war. He wanted both sides to agree to stop raiding talent and to stop trying to sabotage each other’s PPV events. Here is the way I see it. McMahon knows he’s so far ahead right now that if peace is called, he’ll never be challenged. He’s got more talent. and more power to control the talent he has. From what I’m told, Titan isn’t the least bit worried about anything from the wrestling end of the NWA right now because they are doing so much better at the house shows and as far as overall popularity. But Vince doesn’t want a raiding war to boost the salary scale as has happened in real sports, because Turner does have more money and as his experience with baseball and basketball has shown, isn't afraid to spend it.
2/20/89 wrote:Yes, folks, there is no Santa Claus. The big media story in wrestling this week is that the ultimate kayfabe violation has taken place, courtesy of Titan Sports and Vince and Linda McMahon. Titan admitted that pro wrestling was fake and that the competitors do everything they can to avoid hurting one another in a New Jersey state senate hearing on Thursday in hopes of getting pro-wrestling taken away from the authority of the state athletic commission and so state law would no longer mandate a doctor in attendance at ringside during pro wrestling exhibitions. The admission itself isn’t nearly as important a news story as the media’s response, which was huge. The New York Times ran a front-page story on Friday, while the Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer had major stories on Saturday. Actually, it was the Daily News story that was the most revealing, because it included a statement attributed to Vince that the results of all WWF matches are pre-determined by either himself or his agents and a statement attributed to Linda that the wrestlers do everything in their power to keep from hurting one another.

As of press time, “A Current Affair,” picked up on the thing, most of the TV and radio stations in New York ran the blurb on the news since it is the first time, to my knowledge, that anyone so important in wrestling that was still in the business ever “exposed” the business to the general public. “Entertainment Tonight” was scheduled to run a feature on Monday night (2/13) in which myself and Roddy Piper were interviewed on the subject with Piper presumably calling McMahon a liar for daring to tell the truth.
2/20/89 wrote:The biggest show of the past week (not in terms of fans, but in terms of overall interest) was the AWA’s card on 2/7 at the St. Paul Civic Center where they were to crown their new champion. As expected with every AWA card, it was no-show city, with most of the out-of-town wrestlers not arriving (bad plane connections, you see). Anyway, Larry Zbyszko-Gagne won the Battle Royal to determine the new champion, with Tom Zenk being the final guy in the ring with him. However, the title belt was a no-show, as due to the remarks made on the AWA show about former champion Jerry Lawler, Lawler still hasn’t sent the belt back to the AWA. From what I was told, Lawler is going to send the belt back, but wanted to make sure it didn’t arrive in time for this show since the AWA had gone so far past any standards of normal bad taste in burying Lawler on its TV show the past three weeks. Zbyszko-Gagne starts his new title reign with a belt basically devoid of credibility, since few fans will feel a Battle Royal is a correct way to determine a new champion. And predictably, in AWA fashion, he was pinned in a tag match on the undercard (by Wahoo McDaniel, no less).
2/20/89 wrote:Robert Gibson debuts as a baby face on Monday night teaming with Jerry Lawler against Ricky Morton & Master of Pain. Gibson did one of the worst interviews in a while, sent in on tape from North Carolina with his dogs barking so loud in the background that you couldn’t hear a word that he said. Not that you would want to or anything.

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Thanks for posting these! I give you tremendous allocades!

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Lex Luger vs Commando Ray Candy would be a 3 star match today.

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3/1/89 wrote:Roddy Piper’s new talk show on FNN, which will be called “Piper’s Pit” with Lee Marshall and Piper as host, was, at last word, scheduled for a 3/19 or 3/26 pilot. We’ll have more word on that next week, although I wonder how Piper working for Titan and working with Lee Marshall (AWA voice) will wind up, especially since the FNN plan was to have Piper interview wrestlers from all federations on the show and if he’s with Titan, you know that’s out.
3/1/89 wrote:The Nintendo game is out. DiBiase is the jobber in the game.
3/1/89 wrote:Vince Young with NWA is actually Mark Scarpa (son of Chief Jay Strongbow, worked as Private Pyle in CWF) and lots of folks are pretty pissed about George Scott turning down Brian Pillman, Tom Prichard and others and bringing in this guy who got booed out of the studio.
3/8/89 wrote:Buzz Sawyer and Antonio Inoki held a press conference at the Rancho Arroyo Sports Center in Sacramento on 2/17. Sawyer claimed they would put up $10 million for Mike Tyson to fight Inoki. Almost nobody even carried the story.
3/8/89 wrote:Adrian Street defeated The Samurai by count out after kissing him to make him run away.
3/8/89 wrote:Bill Dundee & Kevin Von Erich beat Ricky Morton & Dutch Mantell when Dundee pinned Morton (Kevin never tagged in, arrived at arena after the fourth match and it was already announced he wouldn’t appear and was scheduled to wrestle Mantell for the CWA title in the main event in a singles, then Kevin showed up in no condition to wrestle so they put him out in a tag and had Dundee work the entire match).
3/8/89 wrote:Lawler cut a promo on the WWF saying they might be a fake clown show but the wrestling in Memphis is real.
3/8/89 wrote:Chi-Town Rumble looks to have done around 220,000 buys.
3/15/89 wrote:Don’t get caught reading this in the dressing room.
3/15/89 wrote:A local 140-pound high school state wrestling champ and Kerry Von Erich got into the ring. Some swear this wasn’t worked, others say it was completely worked but anyway the kid took Kerry down a few times and “made him look like an idiot.” The office claimed it was worked and Kerry was warned that doing this would make him look stupid in letting a guy half his size throw him around but he did it anyway and it got a big pop from the audience.
3/15/89 wrote:Well, on Lance Russell’s final TV show in Memphis Lance Russell wasn’t there. I’m not sure of what went on but the 3/4 show had been heavily publicized locally in Memphis as Russell’s final show, and I do know that the local promotion didn’t like the fact that so much local media attention had been brought to this and didn’t want the TV show to turn into farewell Lance since they had a show to promote on Monday. So the show began without Lance Russell, and long-time sidekick Dave Brown opened the show, mentioned that Lance had taken another job and “had started early” and made a nice speech which got a good reception from the studio audience, and the subject was dropped completely. Much of the local media attention centered on the idea that Lance, after 30 years in Memphis, had finally made the big-time (since he was NWA bound), and Jarrett didn’t like the insinuation that his group was the small-time.
3/15/89 wrote:Tony Schiavone is now hosting Wrestling Spotlight with Lord Al Hayes and doing cable matches with him. He went from working with David Crockett to working with the British David Crockett.
3/15/89 wrote:At the last WWF show in Houston, Titan refused to cooperate with the commission, locked them out of the building, wouldn’t let them backstage and the commission officially shut down the card. Titan ran the card anyway and didn’t pay the taxes on the show.
3/20/89 wrote:"No Holds Barred” is the name of the long-awaited Hulk Hogan big screen flick that will be released this summer. Judging from the reviews of those who saw the thing, to borrow an overused joke, the movie won’t be released. And whomever lets it escape may face criminal charges. No major distributor would even bid on the film, although a B-movie company called New Vista will release it to 1,000 theaters. Everyone is saying it’s a sure bomb, but there is one variable which Hollywood doesn’t know about the power of, if there is any power here. Nobody who puts out a movie has six hours weekly in every major market of the country, between localized TV and cable, to promote whatever it feels like promoting, and this movie will be what it feels like promoting.

I’m not saying it’ll be successful, just that using traditional criteria to judge if it can interest people may not be germane in judging if people will buy the flick. Most of the distributors thought the movie was terrible, and some who saw it felt this could be the worst movie released over the last four or five years. Hogan’s work wasn’t complimented by anyone, and in fact all but one person who talked with me said he was terrible. The other said Hogan was the best thing about the movie, and that half the time he was awful and the other half he was passable, and that his performance was better than his work on the Friday Night Special. Most of the distributors were at a loss for words after viewing it. In fact, at one screening, Jesse Ventura (whose movie Thunderground was also being previewed by distributors) appeared and after the Hogan movie aired, Ventura (who has a small part. in it) wouldn’t even talk with anyone about it.
3/20/89 wrote:Jose Huertas Gonzales returned to action to a thunderous ovation on 3/4 in San Juan, beating Chicky Starr.
3/20/89 wrote:George Scott has banned wrestlers from saying "butt."
3/20/89 wrote:Penthouse Forum magazine has another groupie wrestling story that will appear in about six months (they don’t want to run it right now because of the proximity with the Wade Boggs story) and I’m told unlike the last story, this story names names, including the biggest names of the NWA and WWF so they say.

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03/27/89 wrote:Chris Von Erich did a TV interview and was talking that he hopes to debut sometime this year. The youngest of the family, who I believe is 19 right now, I’m told is 5’4 and 140 pounds
03/27/89 wrote:King Haku (Uliuli Fifita) was arrested once again this past week after a brawl in Rochester, NY. According to newspaper reports, Haku was insisting to a girl in a bar that she bow down in servitude to him and she refused and a scene occurred where the girls’ boyfriend showed up and Haku banged the boyfriend’s head into another guy’s head before police arrested him.
4/3/89 wrote:King Parsons did the ultimate leg kayfabe violation as his interview, which aired last Saturday night, he said that he was going to take Kerry’s foot off and give it to his daughter to use as a baseball bat.
4/3/89 wrote:Embry was reinstated and worked against Killer Tim Brooks on the 3/24 card which ended with Scandor Akbar, Young, Cactus Jack Manson, Botswana Beast and Iceman all running in. Iceman bloodied up Embry and Percy Pringle with his cane. Pringle bled about four quarts of blood as he sliced open an artery and was covered from head-to-toe in a lake of crimson. It was so bloody they edited it off television except the pre-juice part of the angle.
4/3/89 wrote:I used to think Jerry Blackwell (in his AWA heyday, not today of course) was the best working obesity case I’d ever seen, but Bossman blows him completely away.
4/10/89 wrote:I’ve been trying to find a nice thing to say about Beefcake and here it goes - he's got cool entrance music.
4/10/89 wrote:The Bushwackers downed the Rougeaus in 5:10 after a double stomach-breaker on Raymond. Suffice to say this was one of the worst matches in the modern history of any civilized nation. Monsoon didn’t know Luke from Butch. The Sheepherder strut is really over (not so much here, but in most places) but I can’t describe in words how bad this match was. Let’s just say Paul Jones vs. Ivan Koloff is no longer the favorite to win the Worst match of the year. - ****
4/10/89 wrote:Before our next match began, we had the “dead” rap band, Run DMC (yesterday’s news for those of you who don’t follow the rap music scene) do a WrestleMania rap.
4/10/89 wrote:Next came Brother Love, Roddy Piper and Morton Downey Jr. Let me preface this by saying I’m a big fan of Roddy Piper and of Brother Love. I could care less about Downey. But this was the worst skit I’ve ever seen in pro wrestling. The lack of crowd reaction to Piper’s antics and jokes was sad. The script was awful, but still probably would have worked in any other arena. Piper pulled off BL’s kilt and he ran away in his red underpants to absolutely no crowd reaction. BL even tripped on purpose to try and surprise the crowd into caring, but they still didn’t. It was sad, and got worse from that point. Piper and Downey went at it with all the personality of two three-year-old girls in pre-school. Downey was blowing smoke in Piper’s face. I was just hoping somebody would give Piper a coconut to save this fiasco. Anyway, the finish saw Piper use a fire extinguisher and spray the stuff all over Mort. Negative five stars to be sure. One of the worst things I’ve ever seen out of a major promotion.
4/10/89 wrote:Junkyard Dog pinned Butch Reed in 9:56. Dog missed something like eight shows in a row and was said to have been fired, but returned on Monday in Chattanooga and they wanted him on this show because they thought he’d draw fans in New Orleans. If it was 1983, he would have, but this isn’t the same wrestler. Nor is Reed. JYD’s ring entrance was a time consuming complete and total disaster. Match was horrible, saved only by Michael Hayes’ smart-ass commentary. Lots of stalling and both guys still blew up within four minutes. This belonged at WrestleMania IV.
4/10/89 wrote:There was some heat in the NWA about Hogan calling the NWA a “small outlaw group” in USA Today, but it appeared from the article that Hogan wasn’t happy when Steamboat said the WWF doesn’t have as much wrestling as the NWA
4/10/89 wrote:WWF got its commercial for the 900 number on during Clash of the Champions by buying six commercials through dummy corporations. TBS caught five of the six, but one slipped through once again.

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King Haku (Uliuli Fifita) was arrested once again this past week after a brawl in Rochester, NY. According to newspaper reports, Haku was insisting to a girl in a bar that she bow down in servitude to him and she refused and a scene occurred where the girls’ boyfriend showed up and Haku banged the boyfriend’s head into another guy’s head before police arrested him.

I laughed so hard I farted.

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4/17/89 wrote:But the new big heel for Hulk Hogan won’t be Randy Savage. It’ll be Zeus. Zeus is the character in the upcoming Hulk Hogan flick “No Holds Barred” who has the climactic brawling scene with Hogan where Hogan manages to beat him up. Well, Zeus will be introduced to the wrestling audiences over the next few months as a guest of Brother Love and proclaim that Hogan beat him up in the movie, but the movie was fake and if they ever met for real… Of course, that will remain an unanswered question for all eternity. Zeus is in reality “Tiny” Lister, a 6-foot-7 steroid monster who was the long-time bodyguard of Eddie Murphy and has appeared as an indestructible heavy character actor in several of his flicks. As we speak, they are teaching him how to wrestle. And you thought that the Rougeaus and Bushwackers was the worst match of the year?
4/17/89 wrote:The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran its long-awaited piece on the mat wars by Mark Madden the day before WrestleMania. There were a few interesting quotes I thought I’d repeat here. Lou Thesz said: “I’m 72-years-oId, I’ve had a total hip replacement, and I could beat Hulk Hogan right now in a wrestling match." Another, from Jim Cornette, said: “If I was wanted by the FBI or the Mafia wanted to kill me, I’d want to be on that (Clash of The Champions) show. No one knows when it is, where it is, or who’s on it. It’s a well-kept secret.”
4/17/89" wrote:Al Madril is now feuding with John Boyd after Madril threw fire at Boyd. An unintentionally hilarious spot occured on a later interview when Boyd said that Madril wasn’t the only one who could throw fire, and Boyd went and threw fire, to be aimed at the camera. Unfortunately, Boyd’s fireball went straight up, and came down on his own shoulder and he freaked out trying to keep it from lighting his beard on fire.
4/17/89 wrote:Have you ever noticed JYD’s trunks with the stars on the side? Somebody joked to me they should sew on a negative sign before the stars.
4/17/89 wrote:Road Warrior Hawk and Steve Williams nearly had an ugly confrontation in the dressing room in Daytona Beach, but they were separated. Whoever separated them must have a lot of guts.
4/24/89 wrote:Wednesday night, the Atlanta Braves are playing the San Francisco Giants on TBS. As the game goes on, Braves announcers Skip Carey and Billy Sample start plugging the freestyle wrestling meet which airs on U.S. Olympic Gold on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. Eastern (one hour before the NWA comes on). Anyway, the announcers start talking about what is free-style wrestling, and they conclude that it’s the wrestling where they don’t use fake blood. It gets worse. They start getting into a discussion about “fake” wrestling and one asks the other, who is the World champion right now? You know what they said? You got that right, Hulk Hogan. Then the two got into a nice little discussion about Hogan, Macho Man, Elizabeth and WrestleMania.
4/24/89 wrote:Jerry Lawler regained the other unified World title on the 4/14 card in Dallas against Kerry Von Erich. They had a clever gimmick in which Kerry came out with a metal detector and ran it over Lawler’s body to find the foreign objects and found about two dozen of them before they started the match.
4/24/89 wrote:The No Holds Barred flick is set for an early June release, although there could be some problems because theater owners aren’t exactly dying to bring it in. It still may do curiosity business the first week since Titan is planning to hype it so strongly . The movie won’t be pre-shown to critics so the reviews won’t come out until after it opens, in an attempt to not kill it before it even starts
4/24/89 wrote:Teddy Long’s future role is to be “What Don Cornelius would be like if he was a heel”
5/1/89 wrote:Brickhouse Brown & Iceman King Parsons had a tag team squash match and the jobbers were billed as Virgil Runnels & Richard Fliehr.
5/1/89" wrote:There is talk of Stu Hart actually wrestling against Bob Brown.

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5/8/89 wrote:Expect Iots of hype, both on this show when it airs, and on all the syndication and cable shows from this point forward centering on Zeus (Tiny Lister) and the release of the movie “No Holds Barred” on June 2nd. From what I’m told, Titan is putting forth the majority of the capital for promotion of the movie, not New Line Cinema, which is how it normally works in the movie business (or --0 make it clearer, normally the film company, and not the producer of the film, would buy the film, although this one was given away, and then pay for promotional hype). I can’t ever recall a movie which had 250 television stations broadcasting what would turn out to be nearly one-hour commercials for its release several weeks before release.
5/8/89 wrote:Basically the entire show was spent trying to build up the Dusty Rhodes vs. Terry Funk deathmatch on 5/6 in Miami. It is said that Dusty needs a house here badly, because things are going down the tubes fast. Here’s how the angle went. It started out with manager Diamond Dallas Page saying he had a gift for Dusty, which turned out to be one of his Diamond Dolls. Dusty said he wasn’t interested. Then as he was walking away, they had a second gift in a box on a cart. Funk came out of the box and hit Dusty in the shoulder with a chain (he was supposed to hit him in the head but the cart slipped).
5/8/89 wrote:I got to see the World Class TV show from last weekend and it was definitely entertaining, reaching new levels of unintentional comedy and grossness. They start off talking about what happened to Eric Embry in the cage match with Skandor Akbar when Cactus Jack Manson and Super Zodiac (Gary Young) came from under the cage with a baseball bat and hit Embry a half-dozen times, how Embry was in the hospital, may never wrestle again, suffered broken ribs, a concussion and internal injuries. Then they showed the match. The Embry-Akbar actual match was awful of course, but the post-match got a lot of heat with the baseball bat. Embry was spitting up blood and vomiting chunks of food. They absolutely shouldn’t have shown it as it was really sick watching Embry throw up all over the place. Definitely a new low here.
5/8/89 wrote:Well, Eric couldn’t stay away of course so he did an interview (with make-up put all over his body to look like bruises, however as the show went on, the make-up started fading and the bruises pretty much were all gone by the end of the TV show which had Eric doinq just three interviews and one match). Embry threatened to quit World Class, said he’d get the fans to boycott World Class and that he and Dusek would start their own organization and take all the wrestlers and all the fans with them if the USWA board wouldn’t reinstate Dusek as matchmaker. Also during the show, Embry hit Cactus Jack Manson with 2x4 and Manson did a stretcher job. Later Manson came back with a super Zodiac and they held Embry outstretched and Akbar came out with a chainsaw and tried to saw Eric in half and started doing so and they thought Eric had died, but later in the show, Eric came back with bandages around his waist where he’d been sawed in half and hit all the heels with a tire iron. By the way, that whole last two sentences were made up. I was just trying to give them ideas on where to take things next week since they are running out of hardcore ideas.
5/8/89 wrote:The top matches have Embry & Mil Mascaras (who they call Mils Mascaras—the guy is only the single most famous wrestler from Mexico to ever work in this country and they can’t even get his name right) against Zodiac & Manson with two poles in opposite corners and baseball bats on the top of each pole; Jerry Lawler defends the USWA title against Matt Borne with no DQ and two refs (the TV here airs in Memphis and throughout CWA territory, where Lawler is supposedly injured and also a face and the silliest part of all this is the same person owns both groups—for the life of me I can’t understand how they can do this and then complain about Vince McMahon exposing the business)
5/8/89 wrote:There is also continuing talk of Merv Griffin getting involved with a wrestling venture with Bruno Sammartino in 1990, but once again this is far from a completed deal.
5/8/89 wrote:Tom Magee worked once again as “The Megaman” managed by Jimmy Hart and looked poor.
5/8/89 wrote:At the WWF show in St. Paul over the weekend with Warrior vs. Rude on top, Rude went up to ref Eddie Sharkey and gave him a bunch of hundred dollar bills, telling Sharkey that if it wasn’t for him, he’d never have had the chance to make the money he's making now.
5/8/89 wrote:The Dynamic Dudes come out with skateboards and work in little striped speedos that will get them over huge in San Francisco.
5/15/89 wrote:Jim Ross got into the ring to interview Flair when Terry Funk, who was judging the match along with Lou Thesz and Pat O’Connor came into the ring to congratulate Flair. Funk kept interrupting Flair which caused the fans to start booing Funk. Finally, he challenged Flair to a title match in a friendly way, but Flair told him he couldn’t just walk in and get a title shot, that he’d have to work his way up the ratings and earn a shot like everyone else. Funk then got mad and asked Flair if he meant that he (Funk) wasn’t of championship calibre and Flair said he didn’t mean that, he just meant he’d have to earn his shot like everyone else. This went on for a few more brief exchanges. Finally Funk said that he was only kidding about asking for the title shot and he really didn’t mean it and shook Flair’s hand. You know what happened next. The big angle. Funk attacked Flair and pounded him all over the place with chairs and tables, including a piledriver on the table before walking off and Flair had to be helped out. Five stars doesn’t do this entire scenario justice.
5/15/89 wrote:Funk did one interview backstage after the show, which will probably air this weekend on TBS that folks were shaking their heads in awe of.
5/15/89 wrote:Dick Ebersol, who is now head of NBC Sports, was forced to divest himself of all his companies that he worked with Vince McMahon in and will no longer be a part of either Saturday Night’s Main Event or any wrestling programming.
5/15/89 wrote:The long-awaited Derrick Dukes vs. Col. DeBeers racist match with them painting the loser ended with DeBeers winning and starting to paint Dukes, however Tommy Jammer got in the ring and started beating on DeBeers and had him painted 50 percent black before he escaped.
5/15/89 wrote:Kerry Von Erich & Jarrett in interviews keep talking about how they are family and how Jeff Jarrett is an honorary member of the Von Erich family. I hope he doesn’t develop their luck or their responsibility.

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