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Wrestling Challenge Taping 12/07/1988 – The Mystical Magical Magee [Duration: 09:55]
WWE Hall of Famer ‘Million Dollar Man’ Ted Dibiase battles the mystical Tom Magee in this never-before-seen contest from Challenge.

"Mystical"?  What was the gimmick there?  I don't remember Magee ever doing much of anything.



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I think they are poking fun at those that want to see the bret hart match



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Yeah they are. They see the chatter about Magee and someone thinks it's funny to make something we are curious about seeing feel stupid. Not exactly a good thing really, but I suppose they also know we will check it out regardless because we're hardcore fans.



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34 Episodes of Mid South coming tomorrow.

Mid-South 08/11/1984 [Duration: 41:39]
Junkyard Dog takes to the ring to do battle with the dangerous Russian sympathizer, Krusher Khruschev. Dr. Death Steve Williams makes a special announcement regarding Terry Taylor. Butch Reed and Buddy Landel face The Pretty Young Things in a Tag Team Match. All this and more!

Mid-South 08/18/1984 [Duration: 39:19]
Jim Cornette selects Krusher Khruschev to replace an injured Bobby Eaton to partner with Dennis Condrey against The Fantastics in a Tag Team Match main event. Living up to his promises, Dr. Death Steve Williams unveils a new award. Plus, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Mid-South TV Champion Terry Taylor, and many more take to the ring for action!

Mid-South 08/25/1984 [Duration: 40:22]
The Pretty Young Things battle Jim Cornette’s Midnight Express in a Tag Team Match main event. After an attack from Koko Ware, Hercules Hernandez looks for revenge. Buddy Landel tries to avenge his loss to Brickhouse Brown in another one-on-one bout. Plus, The Fantastics, Sonny King, and many more take to the ring for action!

Mid-South 09/01/1984 [Duration: 35:59]
Some hairy stipulations surround a main event battle between Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Krusher Khruschev. ‘Exotic’ Adrian Street lives up to his name when he takes to the ring for action. Plus, Ernie Ladd meets Brickhouse Brown in singles competition, Jim Cornette’s Midnight Express takes on Art Crews and Rick McCord, and more!

Mid-South 09/08/1984 [Duration: 39:33]
Krusher Khruschev and Ernie Ladd team up to take on Johnny Mantell and Terry Taylor in a featured bout. ‘Gentleman’ Chris Adams goes one-on-one with Dr. Death Steve Williams in match from the Myriad Center in Oklahoma City. Plus, ‘Exotic’ Adrian Street takes to the ring for action, Hercules Hernandez battles three opponents, and much more!

Mid-South 09/15/1984 [Duration: 40:07]
Hercules Hernandez partners with Dr. Death Steve Williams to take on Johnny Mantell and Steve Miller in a Tag Team Match. A turn of events sees Butch Reed finding himself at the mercy of a formidable competitor. Plus, The Fantastics take to the ring for action!

Mid-South 09/22/1984 [Duration: 42:11]
Terry Taylor puts the Mid-South Television Title on the line against Hercules Hernandez in the main event. Butch Reed looks to get some payback on Master G for his recent attack. Plus, Magnum T.A. takes to the ring for singles competition, ‘Exotic’ Adrian Street goes one-on-one with Mike Jackson, and more!

Mid-South 09/29/1984 [Duration: 42:40]
Magnum T.A. partners with Sonny King to battle the dangerous combination of Hercules Hernandez and Dr. Death Steve Williams in a Tag Team Match. Jim Cornette’s Midnight Express take to the ring to face Master G and Brickhouse Brown. Plus, ‘Superstar’ Bill Dundee, Terry Taylor, and many more gear up for action!

Mid-South 10/06/1984 [Duration: 42:06]
Terry Taylor takes to the ring to defend the Mid-South TV Title against ‘Exotic’ Adrian Street. The Fantastics look to showcase their speed and agility against the size and strength Hercules Hernandez and Dr. Death Steve Williams. Jim Cornette’s Midnight Express battles the duo of Master G and Brickhouse Brown in a return bout. All this and more!

Mid-South 10/13/1984 [Duration: 41:56]
Magnum T.A. puts the coveted North American Heavyweight Championship on the line against Skandor Akbar’s Killer Khan. As The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express begins their reign as the new Mid-South Tag Team Champions, ‘Cowboy’ Bill Watts responds to Jim Cornette’s ultimatum. Plus, Jake Roberts, Terry Taylor, and more take to the ring for action!

Mid-South 10/20/1984 [Duration: 42:08]
The Mid-South Television Title is on the line when ‘Exotic’ Adrian Street defends the gold against ‘Gentleman’ Chris Adams. Buddy Landel and Johnny Mantell meet one-on-one in a rematch. Plus, Hercules Hernandez and Dr. Death Steve Williams battle Shawn Michaels and Jim Horton in a Tag Team Match, Ernie Ladd faces Frank Lang, and more!

Mid-South 10/27/1984 [Duration: 41:56]
Before making his return to action against Johnny Mantell, Ted DiBiase becomes the subject of controversy when Hacksaw Jim Duggan makes a shocking revelation. Magnum T.A. defends the North American Heavyweight Championship against Ernie Ladd. Plus, Butch Reed, The Missing Link, and more are in action!

Mid-South 11/03/1984 [Duration: 42:34]
With the North American Heavyweight Title no longer in his possession, Magnum T.A. takes to the ring to go one-on-one with The Missing Link. ‘Exotic’ Adrian Street defends the Mid-South Television Title against ‘Superstar’ Bill Dundee. Plus, Hercules Hernandez, Ted DiBiase, and many more are in action!

Mid-South 11/10/1984 [Duration: 38:37]
After selling the contract of Hercules Hernandez over to Skandor Akbar during a special press conference, Jim Cornette leads his Midnight Express to the ring to battle Master G and Brickhouse Brown in a Tag Team Match. Plus, Buddy Landel makes Butch Reed an offer, Chavo and Hector Guerrero are in action, and much more!

Mid-South 11/17/1984 [Duration: 40:41]
After taking to the ring to meet Magnum T.A. in singles competition, Ted DiBiase calls out Hacksaw Jim Duggan for an unexpected battle. ‘Superstar’ Bill Dundee challenges ‘Exotic’ Adrian Street for the Mid-South Television Title. Plus, ‘Sheik’ Hercules Hernandez, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, and more are in action!

Mid-South 11/24/1984 [Duration: 39:36]
Skandor Akbar leads ‘Sheik’ Hercules Hernandez and Ted DiBiase to the ring to battle Mid-South Tag Team Champions The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express. Tensions between Buddy Landel and Butch Reed worsen once Dr. Death Steve Williams gets involved in their match. Plus, Terry Taylor returns to action, Magnum T.A. takes on Jack Victory, and much more!

Mid-South 12/01/1984 [Duration: 41:08]
Terry Taylor unites with Magnum T.A. to take on ‘Sheik’ Hercules Hernandez and Ted DiBiase in a Tag Team Match. Ernie Ladd defends the North American Heavyweight Title against Master G. Plus, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Butch Reed team up for action, Buddy Landel and Dr. Death Steve Williams look to humiliate Brickhouse Brown, and more!

Mid-South 12/08/1984 [Duration: 41:15]
Kamala turns the dreams of many into a nightmare when Butch Reed challenges Ernie Ladd for the North American Heavyweight Championship. Brad Armstrong makes his Mid-South debut against Jack Victory. Plus, Magnum T.A. faces Dr. Death Steve Williams in a singles bout, N’Superstar’ Bill Dundee defends his TV Title against Buddy Landel, and more!

Mid-South 12/15/1984 [Duration: 41:16]
In a Dream Match, Magnum T.A. takes to the ring for a little vengeance on Kamala. Brad Armstrong challenges Ernie Ladd for the North American Heavyweight Title. A young Shawn Michaels tries his luck against Mid-South Television Champion Buddy Landel. Plus, Pvt. Terry Daniels makes his debut, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express are in action, and much more!

Mid-South 12/22/1984 [Duration: 40:34]
The Dream Matches keep coming from the fans of Mid-South Wrestling, as The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express takes on the duo of Ted DiBiase and ‘Sheik’ Hercules Hernandez. Kamala is in action against ‘Iceman’ King Parsons. Plus, Dr. Death Steve Williams, Butch Reed, and many more take to the ring for competition!

Mid-South 01/06/1985 [Duration: 41:32]
Skandor Akbar leads ‘Sheik’ Hercules Hernandez to the ring to go one-on-one with North American Heavyweight Champion Brad Armstrong. Buddy Landel challenges Terry Taylor for the Mid-South Television Title. Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Private Terry Daniels team up to battle Ted DiBiase and Dr. Death Steve Williams. All this and much more!

Mid-South 01/12/1985 [Duration: 42:07]
The North American Heavyweight Championship is at stake when Brad Armstrong puts the title on the line against Dr. Death Steve Williams. ‘Sheik’ Hercules Hernandez challenges Terry Taylor for the Mid-South Television Title. Plus, Jake Roberts, Kamala, and many more are in action!

Mid-South 01/26/1985 [Duration: 42:12]
Buddy Landel takes to the ring to try to reclaim the Mid-South Television Championship from Terry Taylor. ‘Iceman’ King Parsons goes one-on-one with ‘Sheik’ Hercules Hernandez. Plus, Jake Roberts is in action, a look at the battle between Billy Jack Haynes and Kamala, and much more!

Mid-South 02/09/1985 [Duration: 40:27]
Two of Mid-South Wrestling’s biggest stars collide when Hacksaw Jim duggan goes one-on-one with his nemesis, Dr. Death Steve Williams. Hector Guerrero challenges Terry Taylor for the Mid-South Television Title. Plus, Kamala is in singles action, Pvt. Terry Daniels takes on Ted DiBiase, and much more!

Mid-South 02/16/1985 [Duration: 39:20]
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defends the Mid-South Tag Team Titles against Chavo and Hector Guerrero. Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Ted DiBiase look to impress the fans of Mid-South Wrestling in a Best Dressed Man Contest. Chaos ensues during a bout between Kamala and Butch Reed. Plus, Dr. Death Steve Williams, The Dirty White Boys, and more in action!

Mid-South 02/23/1985 [Duration: 40:55]
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express takes to the ring for a Tag Team Match main event against Hector and Chavo Guerrero. Ted DiBiase meets Hackaw Jim Duggan in another Best Dressed Man contest. Buddy Landel faces Butch Reed in singles competition. Plus, Terry Taylor, The Dirty White Boys, and more!

Mid-South 03/02/1985 [Duration: 37:54]
Kerry Von Erich journeys to the Mid-South territory to go one-on-one with Buddy Landel in a featured bout. Tim Horner challenges Terry Taylor for the Mid-South Television Title. Accidents occur when Hacksaw Jim Duggan interferes in a Tag Team Match. Plus, Gino Hernandez, Kamala, and many more are in action!

Mid-South 03/09/1985 [Duration: 42:10]
Terry Taylor’s reign as Mid-South Television Champion may be snakebit when he defends his title against Jake Roberts. Hacksaw Jim Duggan unites with Kerry Von Erich to take on the duo of ‘Gorgeous’ Gino Hernandez and Hercules Hernandez in a Tag Team Match. Plus, ‘Iceman’ King Parsons, The Dirty White Boys, and many more are in action!

Mid-South 03/16/1985 [Duration: 42:11]
Amidst frustrations with Jake Roberts, Terry Taylor puts his Mid-South Television Title on the line against Ted DiBiase’s North American Heavyweight Championship. Plus, ‘Gentleman’ Chris Adams is in action, The Barbarian goes one-on-one with ‘Iceman’ King Parsons, and much more!

Mid-South 03/30/1985 [Duration: 42:12]
A snake lies in wait during a battle between Kerry Von Erich and Thor. ‘Gentleman’ Chris Adams partners with Dr. Death Steve Williams to take on Tom Prichard and Pvt. Terry Daniels. Plus, The Barbarian takes to the ring for action, Brickhouse Brown faces Jack Victory, and much more!

Mid-South 04/06/1985 [Duration: 38:42]
Tim Horner, ‘Gentleman’ Chris Adams, and more kick off a tournament to crown a new Mid-South Television Champion. Kerry Von Erich and Terry Taylor untie for a Tag Team Match. Plus, Brickhouse Brown meets Thor in singles competition, Jake Roberts partners with Dr. Death Steve Williams, and much more action!

Mid-South 04/13/1985 [Duration: 42:07]
The tournament to crown a new Mid-South Television Champion continues with Dr. Death Steve Williams taking on Pvt. Terry Daniels. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express takes to the ring to battle the formidable duo of Jake Roberts and The Barbarian. Plus, Kamala, Dutch Mantell, and many more are in action!

Mid-South 04/20/1985 [Duration: 42:29]
Jake Roberts battles Steve Casey in the tournament to crown a new Mid-South Television Champion. Tim Horner is faced with the unfortunate task of taking on ‘Dirty’ Dutch Mantell. Plus, ‘Hot Stuff’ Eddie Gilbert and The Nightmare compete in a Tag Team Match, Hacksaw Jim Duggan battles Thor, and much more action!

Mid-South 04/27/1985 [Duration: 42:17]
The Mid-South Television Title tournament continues with Hacksaw Jim Duggan going one-on-one with Tom Prichard. The Nightmare is led to the ring by ‘Hot Stuff’ Eddie Gilbert for a match against Pvt. Terry Daniels. Plus, Jake Roberts and The Barbarian compete in a Tag Team Match, Kamala faces Thor, and much more!



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Those episodes of Mid-South from late 1984 and early 1985 were when the promotion was at its hottest, with lots of excellent action and hot angles. Does anyone know what was on the missing 3/23/85 episode?

I hope that the WWE eventually puts Power Pro Wrestling on the network someday. This was the Mid-South B show. until late 1986 or early 1987 when they started taping matches in Fort Worth, this show had an entertaining hodgepodge of material from the A show, highlight recaps of feuds, wrestler profiles, classic matches, house show matches, interviews, stuff from the Houston Wrestling show, matches from other promotions if someone new was coming in or if the promotion was borrowing a feud for some house shows, and those Joel Watts produced music videos that will have to be dubbed over.

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I popped onto the network and there are a few odd PPW episodes already.

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I watched a Power Pro Wrestling from March of 1986.

Jim Ross hosted from the studio.

- Kortsia Korchenko won a prelim squash over Perry Jackson at a house show from The Myriad in Oklahoma City. Eddie Gilbert managed the giant Soviet wrestler.

- A Road Warriors sub one minute squash win from JCP's World Wide Wrestling, with Tony Schiavone and David Crockett on commentary, aired because the upcoming Crockett Cup was in New Orleans and, I believe, the LOD were going to make some other Mid-South/UWF shots.

- Next is Koko B Ware vs. Rick Steiner at the OKC house show. Rick was still Rob Rechsteiner at the time. Joel Watts did post produced commentary for the OKC matches.

- Now we have the Blade Runners vs. Brett Sawyer and Sean O'Reilly from OKC. Sting and the future Ultimate Warrior are absolutely gassed up beyond belief and green as gas. You'd never guess they'd be such huge stars two years later. In an amazing and only slightly ironic line, Joel Watts referred to Helwig as "deranged" and said "it could be due to the steroid effect". In the studio, Jim Ross called them "not very polished". That was an understatement.

- From the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, it's Chavo Guerrero vs. Steve Keirn in a loser gets painted yellow match. The Fabulous Ones worked heel in Houston during early 1986 against Chavo and Hector. I don't know where Hector and Stan Lane were on this particular evening. Peter Birkholz was the announcer. This was an energetic match. Chavo won. While he was getting the paint, Steve grabbed brass knuckles to KO Chavo and then referee Tommy Gilbert. Steve went for the paint, but Chavo recovered to get the paint. Then Stan Lane ran in. He was there after all. The Fabs double teamed Chavo and then dumped the entire paint can on him. The heat for the post match stuff was incredible. Fans today would be angry over the stip not getting fulfilled, but the fans in Houston were just concerned about Chavo and really hated the Fabs. Jim Ross told us that next week (not available on WWE Network) we'd get the Guerreros vs. The Fabulous Ones in a cage match from Houston.

- Next up is the famous angle from early 1984 after the Midnight Express won the Mid-South Tag Team Title from Mr. Wrestling II and Magnum TA. Cornette, Eaton, and Condrey had a party with a cake. Then the Rock & Roll Express ran in to shove Cornette's face into the cake. Morton and Gibson got the jump on Cornette while he was cutting the cake because he'd sent Bobby and Dennis over to taunt the fans. All the wrestlers, Cornette, Jim Ross, and Bill Watts sold all of this like a million bucks.

- Jim Ross closed the show and promised Fabs vs. Guerreros in a cage, more Korchenko, and a Blade Runners music video for next week and in two weeks Midnight Express vs. Rock & Roll Express. I don't know if those teams did some shots in Mid-South around then, if it was an old match from 1984 or if it was something from JCP.

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The WWE Network announced this afternoon that they will present a live, streaming event this Sunday 4/21 at 9:30 PM EST, headlined by The final ever match of The Shield with WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose teaming for the last time. The special has been titled "The Shield's Last Chapter."

WWE also announced that Finn Balor will defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship on the special.

The Raw brand has a live event that night from Moline, IL at the Taz Slayer Center.



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bpickering wrote: The WWE Network announced this afternoon that they will present a live, streaming event this Sunday 4/21 at 9:30 PM EST, headlined by The final ever match of The Shield with WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose teaming for the last time. The special has been titled "The Shield's Last Chapter."

WWE also announced that Finn Balor will defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship on the special.

The Raw brand has a live event that night from Moline, IL at the Taz Slayer Center.

How many final Shield reunions are WWE going to hype?  



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tamalie wrote: I watched a Power Pro Wrestling from March of 1986.

Jim Ross hosted from the studio.

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- Jim Ross closed the show and promised Fabs vs. Guerreros in a cage, more Korchenko, and a Blade Runners music video for next week and in two weeks Midnight Express vs. Rock & Roll Express. I don't know if those teams did some shots in Mid-South around then, if it was an old match from 1984 or if it was something from JCP.

They had a match at the Lakefront in New Orleans on 3/24/86 and I'm pretty sure that's the one aired on PPW the weekend of 3/29 he's referring to. In it, Carl Fergie referees and Ricky Morton has a splint on his hand/wrist from his recent hand injury, the Midnights winning to retain the NWA World Tag Team title.

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tamalie wrote: Those episodes of Mid-South from late 1984 and early 1985 were when the promotion was at its hottest, with lots of excellent action and hot angles. 
Just some thoughts as I am watching that summer/fall of 1984 (June-September so far):

They BURY the JYD every week because he left for the WWF.

They show clips of him getting beat down, then cut away before he makes a comeback lol.  Watts makes some statement that he broke down mentally and couldn't handle it, so he went to NY for easier competition.

They also parade in a host of black wrestlers to try to take his place.  Brickhouse Brown, Sonny King, George Wels, The PYTs.  Apparently, Wells "turned down" $5000 to wrestle at MSG and came to Mid South. :)

A "blink and you miss it" appearance of Wendi Richter as a heel right before she left for the WWF.

Buddy Landell gets the shit kicked out of him every week.  Lost 4 straight matches vs Brickhouse Brown in 3 weeks, then get tarred and feathered.  Underrated chickenshit heel who takes a pretty good beating.

Cornette gets his head shaved by every face in the locker room.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan is about as over as any wrestler I've ever seen.

The Fantastics are about as over as any tag team I've ever seen.

Dr. Death's nice heel turn on Terry Taylor and tagging with Hercules Hernandez.  Also Herc being built up as a monster crushing guys in handicap matches.

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Today's Hidden Jem

Earlier today, we tweeted out a rumor we’d heard about today’s “hidden gem” which told us that it was set to be one of the “last remaining episodes” of Championship Wrestling from Leroy McGuirk’s Tri-State territory (somewhat of a predecessor to Bill Watt’s Mid-South Wrestling and the UWF). Well, they made us sweat for a while but it turns out that the information we received was absolutely correct. Given the name “Leroy’s Lasting Legacy” and dated 08/12/1978, the episode runs for 42:30 and features such big names as Paul Orndorff and Ernie Ladd earlier in their careers. Here is the official synopsis:

Witness one of the surviving episodes of Championship Wrestling from the McGuirk territory featuring Paul Orndorff, Ernie Ladd and more.

As the above suggests, episodes prior to Bill Watts’ operation of the era are exceedingly rare. To the point that there just wouldn’t be enough to include as proper classic content. So, this is once again a situation where Hidden Gems has unearthed a sizable chunk of footage that just wouldn’t fit elsewhere. Finally, here is a direct link courtesy of the WWE Network Reddit Bot:

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Leroys Lasting Legacy – 08/12/1978 ( – Springfield, MO)



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nyhack56 wrote: tamalie wrote: Those episodes of Mid-South from late 1984 and early 1985 were when the promotion was at its hottest, with lots of excellent action and hot angles. 
Just some thoughts as I am watching that summer/fall of 1984 (June-September so far):

They BURY the JYD every week because he left for the WWF.

They show clips of him getting beat down, then cut away before he makes a comeback lol.  Watts makes some statement that he broke down mentally and couldn't handle it, so he went to NY for easier competition.

They also parade in a host of black wrestlers to try to take his place.  Brickhouse Brown, Sonny King, George Wels, The PYTs.  Apparently, Wells "turned down" $5000 to wrestle at MSG and came to Mid South. :)

A "blink and you miss it" appearance of Wendi Richter as a heel right before she left for the WWF.

Buddy Landell gets the shit kicked out of him every week.  Lost 4 straight matches vs Brickhouse Brown in 3 weeks, then get tarred and feathered.  Underrated chickenshit heel who takes a pretty good beating.

Cornette gets his head shaved by every face in the locker room.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan is about as over as any wrestler I've ever seen.

The Fantastics are about as over as any tag team I've ever seen.

Dr. Death's nice heel turn on Terry Taylor and tagging with Hercules Hernandez.  Also Herc being built up as a monster crushing guys in handicap matches.

If results can be believed, Wendi worked AWA and Mid South shots while in the middle of her WWF run, only weeks before the MTV title win. 
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Pretty neat drop this week with a Leroy McGuirk studio wrasslin' show from 1978.- McGuirk is dull and needs his announcing partner to feed him names and such as they discuss angles.  Bill Watts comes in a few minutes later to replace McGuirk and covers for his bland and uninspired promoting by saying something like "Men of Leroy's generation were masters of hiding their emotions".  I thought it was a great spin. 




- Paul Orndorff works a rookie Bill Irwin.  Irwin is the exact type of semi-star that gets my juices flowing. The men shake hands to start, but Irwin gets a cheap forearm in on a rope break to establish a heelish persona.- 


Ray Candy works next, far less fat than I am accustomed to. He and Orndorff both used takedowns and grappling on the mat, as if this is some sort of sport or something.  



- We get a fine assortment of geeks and freaks as THE MONGOL, The CHALLENGER and The BRUTE eat up TV time.  Plus Jose Lothario!

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The women wrestlers were generally used as attractions that the territories booked for a trip around the loop and then not again for many months. The midgets were the same way. So Wendi Richter was working in several territories in 1984 before the big MTV match with Fabulous Moolah.

Despite the wrestling mags trying to make this feud about Richter and Moolah, the reality is this was Cyndi Lauper vs. Captain Lou Albano with the women wrestlers as proxies. The WWF did a lot by the seat of its pants in that expansion era and I wonder if the decision to use Richter came a bit late in the game.

The angle started at the 4/17/84 taping in Allentown with Piper's Pit segments getting taped the Albano taking false credit for Lauper's success in segments that aired the weekends of 4/28/84 and 5/12/84. Tying into the theory of not planning out the booking very well, Richter worked a matches at that taping as a heel.

At the 5/8/84 taping in Allentown, there were more Piper's Pits with Albano taking credit for Lauper being a big star with David Wolff, Lauper's boyfriend, producer, and manager, claiming Albano was a liar and promising to bring Lauper to confront him. These segments aired the weekends of 5/19/84, 5/26/84, and 6/2/84.

At the 5/29/84 taping in Allentown, there were Piper's Pit segments furthering the angle with Lauper appearing in person on the final two with airing dates of 6/9/84, 6/16/84, and 6/23/84. It should be noted that Wendi Richter at this point hadn't been mentioned at all on WWF TV in relation to the Albano vs. Lauper feud. She finally came into the mix at the last ever Allentown taping on 6/19/84 with it being announced on Piper's Pit segments that aired 6/30/84, 7/7/84, and 7/14/84 that Richter vs. Moolah was happening with neither the managers or ladies appearing live with Piper introducing pretaped segments instead. The big MSG match on MTV was 7/23/84. The crazy thing is that Richter worked Mid-South dates during June including a TV taping on 6/20/84, losing to Velvet McIntyre, and a house show as late as 6/24/84. I am really surprised Moolah didn't send someone else in with McIntyre, Princess Victoria, and Peggy Lee for those dates.

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Cruiserweights Collide – Wednesday, April 17 at 9/8 CCruiserweights from 205 Live, NXT UK and NXT will soar to new heights in never-before-seen matchups such as Tyler Bate vs. The Brian Kendrick, Akira Tozawa vs. Jordan Devlin, Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews vs. Ariya Daivari & Mike Kanellis, and Albert Hardie Jr. vs. Gran Metalik vs. Ligero.

I guess they felt like NXT UK needs a lot of help because they literally won every match on this show . 4-0. 

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