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Mid-South Wrestling 10/6/1982

Written By Alfredo Esparza

Mid-South Wrestling 10/6/1982

Taped 9/29/1982 at the Irish McNeil’s Boys Club in Shreveport, Louisiana. Aired on 10/6/1982.

Boyd Pearce is joined by Bob Roop on commentary. Pearce asked about Roop being on vacation for a few weeks in Michigan. Roop said he can afford to go on vacations but refuses to tell Pearce anything about his vacation or his future plans. He tells Pearce that he has no intentions of letting anyone know when he’ll be returning to wrestle.

Pearce mentions that they kept the cameras rolling for last week’s main event between Ted DiBiase and Mr. Wrestling II and will show the final moments of that match. Mr. Wrestling II gets a few near falls on DiBiase as the match continued. Hacksaw Duggan ran out and attacked Mr. Wrestling II. The crowd’s screams helped warn Mr. Wrestling II and he fought them off early. DiBiase and Duggan get Mr. Wrestling II down and beat on him. They whip him into the ropes but Mr. Wrestling II catches both with his patented knee lift. DiBiase goes to the outside. Mr. Wrestling II beats on Duggan. Mr. Wrestling II continues his attack on DiBiase. Another knee lift at DiBiase and he covers him for the pin!

They recap last week’s Col. Buck Robley vs. Gen. Skandor Akbar match with The Mongolian Stomper interfering and saving Akbar.

The Mongolian Stomper (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar) vs. Mike Bond

The Mongolian Stomper gets a few chops on Bond in the corner. He then slams Bond’s head into the top turnbuckle. He stomps on Bond’s head. The Stomper chops Bond off the ropes. He sends Bond into the ropes again and lands a kick at Bond’s mid-section. More stomping by The Mongolian Stomper. Bond tries to make a comeback and gets in a few punches and forearms at The Stomper. The Stomper gets in a knee at Bond’s mid-section. He slams Bond’s head into the top turnbuckle a few times.

A big stomp at Bond’s mid-section followed by a body slam. The Stomper kicks at Bond. He gets in another chop. The Mongolian Stomper gets Bond in the shininomaki to get the submission win.

WINNER: The Mongolian Stomper

Col. Buck Robley vs. The Grappler II

Col. Buck Robley with a takedown on Grappler II. Mike Sharpe and Mr. Wrestling II show up ringside. Robley gets Grappler II in a front facelock. Grappler II escapes and gets Robley in a wristlock. He punches at Robley while Robley pokes at Grappler II’s eyes. The Grappler shows up ringside as well. Robley sees him and has Sharpe move in that direction to keep The Grappler from interfering.

Robley continues to work on Grappler II’s left arm. He gets a 2-count on Grappler II. Grappler II escapes and attacks Robley with some elbows and then tosses him into the corner. Grappler II works on Robley’s left arm. Robley escapes with a headscissors on Grappler II. Grappler II escapes but Robley gets a few knee drops on Grappler II. Robley slams Grappler II and continues with more knee drops on him.

Robley goes for the pin on Grappler II but can only get a 2-count. Grappler II struggles. Robley follows with a sleeper hold on Grappler II and gets the win.

WINNER: Col. Buck Robley

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan & Ted DiBiase vs. “Capt. Redneck” Dick Murdoch & “Iron” Mike Sharpe

Duggan and Sharpe start the match and exchange forearms. Murdoch tags in and lands a few elbows at Duggan and he takes him down with a side headlock. Roop mentions that he heard a recent story about Dick Murdoch at a honky tonk club, someone insulted Murdoch and he had to beat the guy up. DiBiase in the match and he takes down Murdoch. Murdoch gets DiBiase with an armdrag and then follows with a flying headscissors. He gets DiBiase with an elbow. DiBiase quickly tags out.

Duggan gets caught by a dropkick by Mike Sharpe. Duggan backs away as Sharpe is fired up and the referee had to stop him. Duggan gets Sharpe with a few forearms but Sharpe recovers and he tosses Duggan into Murdoch’s boot. Murdoch tagged in and he gets Duggan in a front chancery. Duggan reaches to his corner and DiBiase comes in and attacks Murdoch. Backdrop by DiBiase on Murdoch. Big elbowdrop by DiBiase on Murdoch and he goes for the pin but Murdoch kicks out. Murdoch goes for a sunset flip off the ropes on DiBiase but he kicks out and tags in Duggan. Sharpe also back in.

Mike Sharpe with a knee into Duggan’s hamstrings. Sharpe pulls Duggan out of the corner. He follows by throwing him into the ropes but Duggan kicks Sharpe. Duggan with an armbar on Sharpe and tags in DiBiase. DiBiase and Sharpe with some armbar reversals. DiBiase tosses Sharpe into the corner and knocks him down. Duggan back in the ring. He whips Sharpe into the ropes and catches him with a shoulder breaker. More big forearms at Sharpe. DiBiase with a middle-rope elbowdrop on Sharpe. Sharpe makes a comeback and tags in Murdoch.

Dick Murdoch beats on DiBiase. He whips DiBiase but it gets reversed and DiBiase punches him. DiBiase climbs up the ropes and goes for an elbow but Murdoch catches him with a punch. Murdoch with a shoulder tackle to take DiBiase down. Murdoch goes for a body press on DiBiase and gets a two count. Front facelock by Murdoch on DiBiase. DiBiase gets up and tries to break out of Murdoch’s grasp. Instead Murdoch is able to reach over to get Sharpe back in.

Mike Sharpe beats on DiBiase and then on Duggan. All four men are in the ring. Referee tries to break it up and tries to get Murdoch out of the ring. Duggan charges at Sharpe and spears him. Murdoch and Duggan head to the outside to continue their brawl. DiBiase loads up his glove and punches Mike Sharpe and knocks him out. DiBiase gets the pin.

WINNERS: Hacksaw Duggan & Ted DiBiase

Kamala (w/ Friday) vs. Vinnie Romeo

Kamala tosses Romeo aside a few times. Romeo goes for a couple of dropkicks that are not successful. Kamala with some chops at Romeo. He rakes Romeo’s back. More chops from Kamala! He gets Romeo in a bear hug , shakes him and tosses him aside. Kamala follows with a couple of splashes onto Romeo and covers him for the pin.

WINNER: Kamala

Mr. Olympia & The Junkyard Dog vs. Bob Stabler & Kelly Kiniski

Kelly Kiniski tries to take down Mr. Olympia but he can’t catch him. Some good wrestling to start between Mr. Olympia and Kiniski. Kiniski tags in Stabler who gets taken down by Mr. Olympia. JYD gets in the ring and beats on Stabler. Mr. Olympia with a punch to Stabler’s mid-section. JYD comes in and clotheslines Stabler. JYD picks up Stabler and powerslams him and gets the pin after the Thump. Kelly Kiniski tries to make the save but Mr. Olympia dropkicks him out of the ring.

WINNERS: Mr. Olympia & The Junkyard Dog

Jesse Barr vs. Tim Horner

Jesse Barr takes down Tim Horner but can’t keep hold of Horner. Bob Roop praises both of them as “can’t miss” future stars. Barr gets a near fall on Horner near the ropes. Barr with an armbar but Horner breaks free and gets Barr in a headscissors. Barr escapes and goes back to an armbar on Horner. That gets reversed on Barr. Barr goes back to an armbar on Horner. Horner whips Barr into the ropes and he takes down Barr and gets him in a side headlock. Barr escapes with a headscissors and stands up for an armbar. Horner tries to break free but Barr rolls thru and keeps the hold on him. As time runs out they exchange a few near falls and show comes to an end.


Boyd Pearce mentions that Chavo Guerrero will be on next week’s show and in two weeks there will be a showdown between Ted DiBiase & Hacksaw Duggan and Mr. Olympia & The Junkyard Dog for the Mid-South Tag Team titles. Pearce says that they are trying to add a stip that the loser of the fall must leave Mid-South Wrestling.

SHOW THOUGHTS: This was an okay show. The DiBiase & Duggan vs. Murdoch & Sharpe tag match was good but the other matches were kept pretty short. The closing moments of the DiBiase vs. Mr. Wrestling II match from last week were shown and I thought that was an excellent way to open the show.


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