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 Posted: Sat Aug 24th, 2019 08:25 pm
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80sWrestlingBuff wrote: ICW TV Taping @ Augusta, Maine
December 28, 1988
Att: 2,500
Steve Keirn D Brett Sawyer
Chris Adams D The Invader (Mike Sundance)
Scott & Ivan Putski D Tony Ulysses & The Lumberjack
Fabulous Phil Apollo DW Pez Whatley
ICW Junior Heavyweight Title: Robbie Ellis D Eric Sbraccia (C) to win the title
Tom Brandi D Mike Kahlua
Tommy Rich D The Invader (same guy)
Vic Steamboat DW Moondog Spike
Ivan Putski D Bob Orton
Power Twins d. Scott Putski & Tony Atlas
ICW Heavyweight Title: Jonathan Boyd (the booker during this timeframe) d. Joe Savoldi (C) after the Duke's interference
Vic Steamboat won a two-ring battle royal and $50,000
Also appearing: Sky Low Low

During the fall of 1988 and into 1989 for a while, ICW had TV on Tempo, a now defunct cable network that always had some sort of pro wrestling on its schedule. At one time or another Tempo aired ICW, Mid-South/UWF, Memphis, Continental, and Bob Luce showing old films from the International Amphitheatre in Chicago. In the build up to this card, ICW could not have pushed it any harder than if it was Wrestlemania or Starrcade. There were a bunch of fly ins such as Bob Orton Jr., Tommy Rich, Steve Keirn, Brett Sawyer, Chris Adams, Pez Whatley, and a few more that were billed but may have no showed such as Blackjack Mulligan although he may have been in the battle royal. Apart from wanting to draw a big house, I wonder if perhaps the idea was to have some additional recognizable name to shoot some TV shows that would look more attractive to syndicators and individual stations.