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Mid-South Wrestling 9/24/1982

Written By Alfredo Esparza

Mid-South Wrestling 9/24/1982

Taped on 9/15/1992 at the Irish McNeil’s Boys Club in Shreveport, Louisiana. Aired on 9/24/1982.

Boyd Pearce and “Cowboy” Bill Watts on commentary. Watts says that the stip for the lumberjack match is that if Robley can beat The One Man Gang then he gets a match the following week against Gen. Skandor Akbar.

They again air the video of Kamala “The Ugandan Giant”. He’ll be on next week’s show.

Watts also mentions that there are now two Grapplers and they show highlights from last week’s match where Mr. Wrestling II faced off against two Grapplers.

The Grapplers (I & II) vs. Johnny Rich & Tim Horner

The Grapplers get taken down by Rich and Horner. They catch them with dropkicks with one Grappler going to the outside. Grappler I gains control of the match and tags in Grappler II who Johnny Rich is able to counter and quickly tag in Tim Horner.

Bill Watts then starts talking about how Johnny Rich has wrestled on Georgia Championship Wrestling TV and he then says everyone there talks about how you have to go wrestle in Mid-South Wrestling to prove yourself.

The Grappler II lands a forearm on Horner and tags in TheGrappler I who continues his attack on Horner. Quick tags from The Grapplers as they continue to beat on Horner. Grappler I gets in a few more forearms on Horner. Grappler II lands an elbow into Horner’s side as the fans start to cheer on Horner. Grappler I slams Horner but misses an elbow.

Horner tags in Johnny Rich who comes in on fire. He misses an elbow on Grappler I. Both Grapplers double team Rich and lift him up by the hair. Grappler II slams Rich. Both back in the ring and lift Rich up again by the hair. The Grappler I gets kicked by Rich and he is able to tag in Horner. Tim Horner catches Grappler I with a dropkick. He backdrops him and then lands a legdrop across him. The Grappler II runs in for the save. Grappler I gets back up and catches Horner with a shoulder breaker. He tags in Grappler II who hits an elbow on Horner. Backdrop by Grappler II followed by Grappler I using the knee lift on Horner. He then uses the Grappler twist (running armbar slam) to get the win over Horner.

WINNERS: The Grapplers

The Junkyard Dog vs. Billy “The Star Child” Starr

Starr gets going on JYD with a few punches that do nothing to JYD. JYD knocks down Starr and he is sent out of the ring. JYD brings Starr back in and then clotheslines him. Junkyard Dog slams the Star Child! Watts mentions that Tony Atlas will be appearing on Mid-South Wrestling very shortly. JYD whips Starr across the ropes and lays in a punch into Starr’s mid-section.

The Junkyard Dog with an atomic drop. Starr bounces off the ropes and JYD catches him for a powerslam and gets the pin. Short match.

WINNER: TheJunkyard Dog

Mr. Wrestling II vs. Larry Clark

Mr. Wrestling II with a clean break against Larry Clark to start the match. Armdrag by Mr. Wrestlingl II followed by a double underhook slam to take Clark down. Clark escapes a pin attempt. Mr. Wrestling II takes Clark down with a side headlock. Clark throws a few punches at Mr. Wrestling II.

Mr. Wrestling II controls the match despite Clark getting in a few brief shots at him. He whips Clark across the ropes and punches him in the mid-section. Mr. Wrestling II continues with a slam. Mr. Wrestling II schooling Clark throuhout the match and then catches him with the knee lift for the pin.

WINNER: Mr. Wrestling II

Col. Buck Robley vs. The One Man Gang (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar) in a lumberjack match

The One Man Gang quickly slams Col. Buck Robley. He shoves Robley down again. Robley gets OMG in a wristlock but OMG lands a series of forearms across Robley’s back. One Man Gang tosses Robley to the outside and the lumberjacks throw him back in. OMG tosses him out again and the lumberjacks roll Robley back into the ring. The One Man Gang drops some his knee across Robley’s chest a few times. Elbow smashes by OMG at Robley. He whips Robley across the corner and charges at him but Robley moves out of the way!

Col. Buck Robley punches, elbows and uppercuts OMG. The One Man Gang rolls to the outside and all the lumberjacks roll him back in. Robley tries for a pin on OMG when he was getting rolled back into the ring. OMG goes to the outside again and gets thrown back in. Robley continues his attack on OMG. Front facelock by Robley. Robley rolls over OMG and tries to get a pin but OMG knocks him off. The One Man Gang lands a few forearms and then slams Robley. He follows with a knee across Robley and gets a two count.

The One Man Gang continues to beat on Robley who reaches the ropes to break the hold. Robley gets thrown back into the ring by the lumberjacks. Robley and OMG fight on the mat for a bit. The One Man Gang misses an elbow and Robley dropkicks him and OMG goes flying over the top rope. All the lumberjacks go over and roll OMG back into the ring. Robley whips OMG across the ring and puts him in the sleeperhold. OMG reaches the ropes and sends Robley to the outside. Lumberjacks pick up Robley and throw him back in the ring.

The One Man Gang slams Buck Robley! He then climbs up the ropes and misses a big splash off the middle rope! Robley dropkicks The One Man Gang and he hits the corner turnbuckles. Robley loads up his elbow pad and climbs up the ropes and catches OMG with an elbow drop. He covers OMG for the pin! Robley will now face Akbar on next week’s show!

WINNER: Col. Buck Robley

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan & Ted DiBiase vs. Jesse Barr & Vinnie Romeo

DiBiase lays in a a series of forearms on Jesse Barr. He misses a clothesline on Barr and gets caught by a few dropkicks. Crowd cheers for Barr. Action gets a little fast paced between the two. Barr reverses DiBiase’s sunset flip and nearly gets the pin on him. Duggan and Romeo get in the ring and Romeo gets in a few dropkicks on Duggan. He uses his speed on Duggan! Duggan’s confused and DiBiase asks for the tag.

Vinnie Romeo continues to use his speed on DiBiase but DiBiase is able to get control of the match. He slams Romeo’s head into the top turnbuckle. Elbow off the ropes at Romeo. Duggan back in and he beats on Romeo. He whips him into the ropes and catches him with a shoulder breaker. He tags in DiBiase. DiBiase whips Romeo across the ropes and catches him with an elbow. He tags in Duggan who spears Romeo. DiBiase back in and he powerslams Romeo for the pin. Duggan keeps Barr from saving Romeo.

WINNERS: Hacksaw Duggan & Ted DiBiase

Bill Watts starts to talk about The Mongolian Stomper and Don Carson coming to the Mid-South area. Hacksaw Duggan is heard screaming in the ring. Ring announcer Jack Curtis tells DiBiase and Duggan that they have to leave the ring. They refuse and want to settle the tag team title situation right now. They want Junkyard Dog & Mr. Olympia in the ring at that moment.

Mr. Olympia runs out to the ring to confront them. He says that they had no control over what the Mid-South office did with the tag team titles. He tells them that JYD just had a match and is taking a shower. DiBiase tells Mr. Olympia that he cries every time he loses a match. Duggan starts yelling at him as well. Mr. Olympia tells them that if they want a match, he’ll go get the tag team titles and give them a match. DiBiase and Duggan attack Mr. Olympia as he makes his way out of the ring! Duggan gets Mr. Olympia in a reverse backbreaker and DiBiase jumps off the ropes and lands a knee across Mr. Olympia! Several wrestlers run out to save Mr. Olympia!

They air a clip of The Mongolian Stomper in a handicap match from Tampa, Florida.

The Mongolian Stomper vs. ??? & ??? in a 2-on-1 Handicap match

The Mongolain Stomper beats on his opponents. He slams one. The second opponent runs into the ring and the Stomper just beats on him and slams him. He gets him in a claw hold. Stomper takes his opponent to the outside and beat shim before he throws him back in the ring.

The other guy comes in and The Stomper just continues to beat on him. He gets in a chop and some forearms on his opponent. Slams his head into the top turnbuckle. Hard chop across his opponent’s chest. Don Carson goes back and forth to provide some boastful comments about how great The Mongolian Stomper is. The Mongolian Stomper gets the Shininomaki on his opponent and gets the win. The other guy runs in to break the old but The Stomper beats on him.

WINNER: The Mongolian Stomper

DiBiase and Duggan return to the ring to continue challenging everybody. Watts mentions that Mr. Olympia was injured. JYD is in the back putting his gear back on again and he will come out to face DiBiase and Duggan but Watts isn’t sure who he’ll be bringing out with him to the ring.

Ted DiBiase & “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan vs. “Capt. Redneck” Dick Murdoch & The Junkyard Dog

JYD’s music hits! JYD is accompanied by Dick Murdoch! Wild brawl to start as all four men are in the ring. JYD knocks Duggan out of the ring. Murdoch beats on DiBiase and DiBiase rolls to the outside. Duggan and DiBiase get back in the ring and charge into each other. JYD and Murdoch continue to beat on them. Duggan tosses Murdoch outside the ring. Duggan and DiBiase beat on JYD. Murdoch gets back in the ring. Brawl continues.

Duggan slams Murdoch. JYD knocks DiBiase down but Duggan makes the save. Murdoch back up and he punches Duggan. They toss Duggan and DiBiase into each other and then they use football tackles on both. More punches thrown by JYD and Murdoch thrown at DiBiase and Duggan. Bell rings to let everyone know time has run out but the brawl continues.

WINNERS: No Contest

Bill Watts mentions that on next week’s show The Dream Machine and Kamala will be on.

SHOW THOUGHTS: Good episode with the tag team angle and battle between Ted DiBiase and Hacksaw Duggan against Junkyard Dog and Mr. Olympia continuing on. They took out Mr. Olympia and that just added Dick Murdoch into the mix who has been feuding with DiBiase. Thought the last half of the show was excellent. The lumberjack match was good as well with Robley beating the much larger One Man Gang to earn a match against Skandor Akbar. Watts also made a point of announcing some new people coming in including Kamala, The Mongolian Stomper, Tony Atlas and The Dream Machine.


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