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SMW TV #23 (6/15/1992)

Written By Alfredo Esparza

SMW TV #23 (6/15/1992)

Taped 6/15/1992 at Cumberland High School in Cumberland, Kentucky. Aired on 7/4/1992.

Bob Caudle and Dutch Mantell are on commentary. Caudle mentions that they will talk about The Heavenly Bodies and Fantastics altercation. They are going to show a videotape featuring Jimmy Golden and Robert Gibson. Buddy Landell will be a guest on Dutch Mantell’s “Down and Dirty” segment.

Paul Orndorff vs. Gary Scott

Paul Orndorff gets in the ring and charges at Scott before the bell rings. Orndorff misses an elbow in the corner and Scott goes for a pin but Orndorff kicks out. Orndorff catches Scott with a suplex and then starts to beat on him. He tosses Scott to the outside. Orndorff with a hard chop at Scott. He throws Scott back into the ring. Scott tries to make a comeback and hits a body press for a near fall on Orndorff. Orndorff kicks out and starts stomping on Scott! Orndorff and referee Mark Curtis start arguing.

Orndorff goes back to beating up on Gary Scott! He knee drops Scott and goes for a pin. He picks him up by his head to stop the count. Orndorff elbows Scott and Scott falls to the mat. Orndorff whips Scott to the ropes and then backdrops him. Orndorff pins Scott while posing.

WINNER: Paul Orndorff

Jim Cornette & The Heavenly Bodies join Caudle for an interview. Stan Lane calls The Fantastics lunatics and says they should be locked in prison on death row for attempted murder! Lane thinks the Fantastics are jealous and want to get rid of them. Cornette cuts a promo on the Fantastics about the street fight coming up at Summer Blast. He knows the Fantastics might try to get at them before then, so he warns them that next time they see the Fantastics, they are done.

Tim Horner joins Bob Caudle and they show highlights of Horner getting involved in last week’s match between Brian Lee and Buddy Landell. Horner said he did cost Landell a match and hopes that Landell thinks about him all the time.

Tim Horner vs. Joe Cazana

Horner goes for a quick pin attempt on Cazana. Some reversals lead to Horner taking Cazana back down with a wristlock. Horner armdrags Cazana a few times and goes back to working on Cazana’s left arm. Cazana whips Horner into the ropes, but again Horner gets him in an armdrag and back into an armbar. Cazana misses a corner attack as Horner moves out of the way and again Cazana’s caught in an armbar.

Cazana moves him into the corner and gets in a few knee lifts into Horner’s midsection. Cazana takes advantage of Horner and drops a knee on Horner. Cazana whips Horner into the ropes and Horner gets him with a kick and Horner goes back to regaining control of the match. Horner rolls up Cazana and bridges over him for the pin.

Buddy Landell runs out immediately and starts whipping Tim Horner with a strap!

WINNER: Tim Horner

The Dirty White Boy promo about an upcoming SMW Heavyweight title match with Brian Lee in Benton. Jim Cornette & The Heavenly Bodies talk about the 4-team elimination match featuring them, The Fantastics, Dixie Dynamite & Danny Davis and Jimmy Golden & Buddy Landell. Dr. Tom Prichard insults the women of Benton, Tennessee.

They show highlights of a match in Knoxville, TN between Robert Gibson and Jimmy Golden. Gibson is shown gaining the momentum of the match and then Jimmy Golden using a chain to knock out Gibson and get the pin. Jimmy Golden says that Robert Gibson is no match for him. He claims that he’s never used a chain in a match. He’s upset that now they want to have fans check him before matches to make sure he doesn’t have a foreign object.

Robert Gibson vs. Rick Cannon

Gibson whips Cannon into the ropes and hits an elbow. He follows with a body slam and a knee drop on Cannon. Knee lift followed by Gibson on Cannon. He gets Cannon in a wristlock. Cannon fights back. Gibson gets Cannon for a suplex. Headlock and punch from Gibson. Gibson dominating the match. He whips Cannon into the turnbuckles and then clotheslines him. Gibson whips Cannon again but it gets reversed. Gibson gets a knee up on Cannon and then grabs him by the head and sends him down to the mat with the bulldog. Gibson gets the pin.

WINNER: Robert Gibson

“Down & Dirty” with Dutch Mantell and this week’s guest is Buddy Landell. Dutch congratulates Buddy Landell for attacking Horner earlier on the show. Landell says he learned a lot riding along with Dutch on the road for 10 years. Landell says he’s a top contender so he’ll get another shot at some point while Horner gets a shot once in a lifetime. Tim Horner runs out with a strap and chases Buddy Landell away.

Dutch Mantell is still in the ring and begs Horner not to hit him with the strap. Mantell then says he’s glad he ran off Landell and hopes he gets his revenge on him because what Buddy did to him earlier was despicable. Horner vows to get even with Landell. Mantell tells Horner that he hopes he whips Landell like the dog that he is and tells Tim that is exactly what he told Buddy Landell.

Brian Lee vs. Paul Lee

Paul Lee shoves Brian Lee but then he shoves him back. Brian hiptosses Paul. Dutch Mantell starts to claim that Paul Lee might be Brian Lee’s son. Brian Lee throws a few punches at Paul Lee in the corner. Paul escapes and starts raking Brian’s back. He follows with some chops at Brian but have no effect on him. Brian Lee whips Paul into the corner and then gets him with an armdrag. He gets Paul in an armbar. Paul punches his way out of Brian’s grasp. Brian Lee sends Paul Lee into the corner and then Paul does the Ric Flair corner spot and runs over to a corner to climb to the top rope. Brian Lee catches him and slams him down to the mat. Brian Lee tries to do his finisher, “The Cancellation” but loses his grip on Paul Lee and slams him down awkwardly. He still gets the pin on Paul Lee.

WINNER: Brian Lee

Bob Caudle is joined by Brian Lee. He says he’s so excited that he’s bringing in “Hands Of Stone” Ronnie Garvin to help him against Orndorff and The Dirty White Boy. They show highlights of Flair vs. Garvin from Starrcade 1987. They follow that up showing the video interview with Ronnie Garvin talking about Orndorff and The Dirty White Boy. Brian Lee says it’s going to be nothing but a butt-whooping on those two at Summer Blast.

Mr. Ron Wright, Paul Orndorff and The Dirty White Boy join Bob Caudle for an interview. Mr. Wright is worried after seeing what Garvin did to Flair and says Garvin is dangerous. Orndorff then points out that we just saw Ronnie Garvin beat Ric Flair but he’s also beaten Ric Flair and so has the Dirty White Boy. Paul says everyone with a pair of trunks has beaten Ric Flair. He mentions that he didn’t want to team with Dirty White Boy but Brian Lee won’t face them in singles matches. Dirty White Boy says he doesn’t care that Lee brought in Ronnie Garvin. Orndorff then asks, “Ronnie Who?” and they both laugh as they leave.

SMW Commissioner Bob Armstrong awards a fan. He then joins Bob Caudle to give a rundown of the Summer Blast show. He says that a lot of guys are getting in trouble and SMW is getting rich on fines right now. The Fantastics say they are looking for The Heavenly Bodies.

Tim Horner and Brian Lee promos for Benton, TN show.

Danny Davis & The Dixie Dynamite vs. The Batten Twins (Brad & Bart Batten)

Clean start to the match with both teams using their quickness. Battens have a bit of an advantage early on against Davis. Davis is able to tag in Dixie Dynamite. They do some reversals. Right as this is going on, The Fantastics and The Heavenly Bodies show up brawling with each other. Jim Cornette gets involved with his tennis racket.

A bunch of other guys run out and everyone that was involved in the match fight those guys off. Cornette grabs a chair and hits Bobby Fulton. Stan Lane uses the tennis racket on Jackie Fulton’s leg. Cornette gets knocked down.

WINNERS: No Contest
Show ends with a wild brawl in the ring. The Heavenly Bodies and Jim Cornette leave the ring as The Fantastics stand alone in the ring.

SHOW THOUGHTS: Thought this was an okay show. Matches were kept pretty short. Some good interviews with Jim Cornette & The Heavenly Bodies, Mr. Wright, Paul Orndorff and The Dirty White Boy. I enjoyed the segment with Landell and Horner with Horner getting a bit of payback on this week’s show. The closing segment with The Heavenly Bodies and Fantastics interrupting the last match with their brawl was pretty good. I think it would have made some sense to have the other guys get involved in the brawl trying to separate them instead of having a strange mix of babyfaces vs. jobbers ringside brawling.


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