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Mid-South Wrestling 12/2/1982

Written By Alfredo Esparza

Mid-South Wrestling 12/2/1982

Taped 11/24/1982 at the Irish McNeil’s Boys Club in Shreveport, Louisiana. Aired on 12/2/1982.

Boyd Pearce and Bob Roop are on commentary.

“Cowboy” Bill Watts gives a donation to the Irish McNeil’s Boys Club from Mid-South Sports and the Legion Post. Roop praises what Watts did and calls it a “class act”.

Stagger Lee vs. Marty Lunde

Marty Lunde gets Stagger Lee on the ropes but Lee punches his way out of there. Stagger Lee punches and slams Lunde. He follows with a clothesline off the ropes. Big power slam by Stagger Lee on Lunde and he gets the pin and win over Lunde in a very short match.

WINNER: Stagger Lee

Kamala “The Ugandan Warrior” (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar & Friday) vs. King Cobra

Bob Roop mentions that there is a rumor that Ted DiBiase is in colusion with Gen. Skandor Akbar over Kamala taking masks off his opponents because DiBiase wants to take Stagger Lee’s mask off to prove it’s the Junkyard Dog.

King Cobra goes for a dropkick on Kamala but it doesn’t knock him down. Kamala misses a chop on King Cobra and he coutners with some punches. King Cobra gets Kamala with a couple of dropkicks that still don’t knock him down. Kamala chops away on King Cobra. He grabs King Cobra with a choke and then chops him again. He whips King Cobra into the ropes and chops him again. More chops by Kamala followed by a choke.

Kamala whips King Cobra into the ropes again and chops him. He slams King Cobra. Follows it up with a couple of splashes to King Cobra’s back. Kamala rolls him over and covers King Cobra for the pin.

WINNER: Kamala

Mr. Wrestling II vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu

Mr. Wrestling II asks to speak on the mic because he received more messages and one of his masks with a yellow streak. Mr. Wrestling II is very upset and challenges the person sending these messages and masks to him.

Yoshiaki Yatsu misses a chop on the ropes at Mr. Wrestling II. He gets him with a side headlock but Mr. Wrestling II sends him into the ropes and back drops him. Yatsu goes for a side kick but misses. Mr. Wrestling II with a hip takedown on Yatsu into a side headlock. Yatsu gets him on the ropes and chops him. Mr. Wrestling II makes a comeback and punches and takes Yatsu down.

Mr. Wrestling II whips him into the ropes and gets him with a punch to the mid-section. Takedown by Mr. Wrestling II into a near fall. He kicks at Yatsu and then slams him down to the mat. Mr. Wrestling II with a knee lift sends Yatsu into the ropes and he then goes for the pin. Mr. Wrestling II has Yatsu down when the fans start to yell. Kamala runs in and attacks Mr. Wrestling II. He splashes Mr. Wrestling II! Kamala tries to unmask Mr. Wrestling II. Stagger Lee runs in and slams Kamala!

Kamala gets back up and attacks Stagger Lee. He beats and splashes Stagger Lee. Mr. Olympia runs in and helps Mr. Wrestling II. Stagger Lee joins in on stopping Kamala and Yatsu. Gen. Skandor Akbar calls Kamala to leave the ring.

WINNER: Mr. Wrestling II via DQ.

Matt Borne & Ted DiBiase vs. “Iron” Mike Sharpe & Mr. Olympia

Ted DiBiase and Mr. Olympia start the match with some fast paced action. Mr. Olympia with some armdrags on both DiBias and Borne to send them to the outside of the ring. Sharpe tags in and he goes up against DiBiase. DiBiase misses an elbow on Sharpe. Sharpe with some forearms across DiBiase’s back followed by backdrops for both DiBiase and Borne.

DiBiase gets back in the ring and he and Sharpe go back and forth with a wristlock. Mr. Olympia back in and he continues the attack on DiBiase. Good back and forth counter wrestling. DiBiase escapes with a punch at Mr. Olympia and he tags in Borne. However, Mr. Olympia catches Borne with an armdrag and tags in Sharpe. Borne gets back dropped by Sharpe. Borne responds and punches at him but Sharpe is able to counter both Borne and DiBiase.

Sharpe gets caught by DiBiase in the corner as he grabs hold of him and Borne is able to attack Sharpe. Borne lands a knee across Sharpe’s forehead. DiBiase back in and he elbows Sharpe a few times. Borne back in and he continues to punch Sharpe. He slams him into the corner and DiBiase and Borne go with quick tags and double-teams. Sharpe with a knee lift on DiBiase and he’s able to tag in Mr. Olympia.

Mr. Olympia goes to work on both DiBiase and Borne. He slams and backdrops both a few times. DiBiase and Mr. Olympia knock each other down on a reversal into the ropes. Sharpe comes in to stop Borne from interfering. Referee gets distracted by getting Sharpe out of the ring. Borne climbs up to the top rope and lands a seated senton on Mr. Olympia. DiBiase covers Mr. Olympia for the pin.

WINNERS: Matt Borne & Ted DiBiase

Chavo Guerrero vs. Bobby Jaggers

This match was video footage from Houston, Texas with Paul Boesch on commentary.

Bobby Jaggers whips Chavo Guerrero into the ropes but Chavo catches him with a dropkick. Jaggers gets him with a side headlock but Guerrero breaks out of it. Jaggers pulls Chavo’s hair to keep him down on the mat. Chavo reverses it into a wristlock and then goes for an arm stretch. Jaggers rolls out and gets Guerrero in a side headlock. Quick action as Chavo Guerrero escapes the hold.

Chavo Guerrero with a double wristlock on Jaggers. Bobby Jaggers knocks Guerrero down but Chavo keeps hold of the wristlock. Big elbow smash into Guerrero’s forehead by Jaggers. He slams Guerrero into the top turnbuckle. Elbow off the ropes by Jaggers followed by a knee drop. Jaggers gets Guerrero in a reverse chinlock.

Chavo Guerrero tries to escape the chinlock but Jaggers pulls him down by the hair. Referee doesn’t see him do it. Jaggers with a knee drop on Guerrero. Snapmare and back into a chinlock. He keeps Chavo down by pulling his hair. Guerrero gets out and hits a few elbows. Jaggers counters with an elbow but misses a second elbow drop attempt. Chavo with some uppercuts and a monkey flip on Jaggers.

Guerrero whips Jaggers into the ropes and backdrops him. He follows with a couple of dropkicks. Chavo then catches Jaggers with a huracarana (victory roll) for the pin.

WINNER: Chavo Guerrero

Princess Victoria vs. Leilani Kai

Armlock by Leilani Kai on Princess Victoria who quickly reverses it into a hammerlock. Kai reaches the ropes to break the hold. Armbar by Princess Victoria. Kai kicks out of the hold. She gets Victoria in an armbar and goes to work on her left arm. Hammerlock by Kai.

Princess Victoria escapes the hammerlock and gets Leilani Kai down with a leg lock. Kai chokes Victoria as she escapes the leg lock. Big foot to the mid-section by Kai. She slams Princess Victoria and goes for the cover but Victoria kicks out. Kai whips Victoria into the ropes and she hits her with a tope in the ring. She slams Victoria into the corner turnbuckles. Victoria counters and whips Kai into the ropes and catches her with a chop.

Princess Victoria with a body slam on Leilani Kai for a two count. Front facelock by Princess Victoria into a pinning combination. Victoria whips Kai into the ropes but Kai catches her for a pin attempt. Back and forth with Kai finally slamming Victoria. She goes for a splash off the middle turnbuckle and misses. Princess Victoria with a body press off the ropes and gets the pin.

WINNER: Princess Victoria

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan vs. Mike Bond

Hacksaw Duggan with a hiptoss on Bond. He beats on Bond in the corner and whips him and gets him with a backdrop. Knee drop by Duggan on Bond. He refuses to go for the pin. Gets Bond with an elbow off the ropes. Bond makes a quick comeback and gets in a few shots on Duggan before Duggan regains control of the match. Duggan slams Bond. Duggan slams Bond a second time. He then spears Bond and covers him for the pin.

WINNER: Hacksaw Duggan

Duggan heads over to the announcers table and starts trashing Tony Atlas. He claims Atlas doesn’t have the guts to face him. He demands a match with Tony Atlas next time he shows up in Mid-South.

SHOW THOUGHTS: Good episode. Some good matches on this show with the DiBiase and Borne tag match and the Chavo Guerrero vs. Bobby Jaggers match from Houston. They had some shorter matches mixed throughout the show. Women’s match was okay. The big story on this episode was Kamala attacking Mr. Wrestling II and Bob Roop revealing that there might be some agreement between Gen. Skandor Akbar and Ted DiBiase when it comes to taking the mask off Stagger Lee.

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