Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Hogans At Walmart!!!

----Just got word that Hulk and Brooke Hogan had a big crowd today at Walmart in Cordova, TN for the autograph signing. I did not get an actual number. The gimmick was you had to buy the Brooke Hogan CD or the Hulk Hogan Anthology DVD to get an autograph. Jimmy Hart was there – as seen in the picture above. This is a little blurry, but it was taken with a cell phone. Corey Maclin arrived at the event after most of the crowd was there and got a big pop!! It will be interesting if anything comes out of this as in an angle or interview.

RassleBits: Vanity, TLCW Big Show, Gates, Hollywood and Axeman, Jumptertown, Top Grosses and Attention!!!

----Vanity, who I heard from earlier this week about the WEW PPV, also sent this along –“I had a really great time doing the pay per view. I worked my very first wrestling match at the old ECW arena, which was packed. I was nervous at first but Francine (ecw,wwe) gave me a pep talk and really helped me out a lot. Francine who was just a sweetheart. I got to meet a lot of great female wrestlers like Mercedes Martinez, April Hunter,Bobcat, Amy Lee, and many many more. A lot of other wrestlers like the Sandman (ecw) was there. Who is also a great guy and funny!! It was just an overall great experience!! I look forward to the next pay per view and I thank them for the opportunity. Athena is in the photo [by Brian Graddis] to the right. Why?? Because I think she looks really good in that suit. LOL

----TLCW is building for a big show on January 6, 2007 in Ripley, TN. They will be moving for that night to a bigger building to support more fans. I could not get many details, but I think booker Derrick King has lots of great things planned. I am looking for some of these things to finish feuds – TLC, cage and was even told to look for some kind of shoot/worked thing. It could be the first big show of 2007.

----Gate from Friday on the SUW show was a bit wrong. I was thinking $5 to let people in, but looks like they let everyone in for $1 or $2 because the whether was so bad. USWF is also getting 120 – 150 estimates from last Friday’s $1 show.

----My address and phone number was posted on Hollywood Jimmy’s board. I would like to personally thank Jimmy for removing it. I have no idea why something like that would be posted?? Most people can obtain that info by e-mailing me, but why would you post it on a message board. Speaking of Jimmy’s site, Axeman Speaks is hilarious this week with the meeting that Axeman had with Jimmy. Deathwish had some nice comments made towards yours truly also. LOL

----Jumpertown results are also posted in Axeman Speaks. Chris Rocker’s valet was Lawler’s ex-girlfriend Joanie. Rocker wrestled Neil Taylor that night. I was told that Joanie caused some problems in the back. “Cruzin’ 4 Pain” were on the show, but are not expected to return. Did not get the full story on that one??

----Tonight with APP/CWA I am expecting to have some changes to in the Top 10 grosses of the year. ASWF has a big show next weekend that might place them in the Top 10. If for some reason, Memphis Wrestling does get to do the Coliseum, I am expecting that will be the top grossing show of the year.

----ATTENTION AREA WORKERS – Below are two opportunities that you may take advantage of. The only way you are going to make it in this business is to be seen!! Take a shot and get out there!!

--Shimmer-Women Athletes is looking for talent for a DVD taping near Chicago in the first quarter of 2007. Any woman wrestler interested in being part of the tapings are encouraged to submit demo material no later than 1/1. E-mail dave_prazak@yahoo.com for more info. You can also be evaluated in person on 12/20 in Fayetteville, NC.

--WWE will be having tryouts on 12/13 at the OC Dojo in San Clemente, CA. They are looking for huge, charismatic guys and "ultra" hot women. So if you know someone who can be the next Daniel Rodimer and Kelly Kelly and can get the fast track to wrestling stardom, they're looking for them. For more info you can go to info@upw.com

Friday, December 08, 2006

RassleRiot Awards Race 2006

----Here is how this is going to work. I will be sending out e-mails to a committee of workers/promoters/writers from this area each week. They will be asked to nominate 5 candidates in each category. They can not nominate themselves. I will narrow it down to 3 candidates per category. Starting on January 1st to midnight on January 10th will be “10 TO VOTE” where all 14 categories – each with 3 candidates - will be presented on one page where everyone will be able to vote. January 14th will be considered the site’s SUPER SUNDAY as I will release all the winners along with a “Yearbook” of facts & figures of 2006 from this area. I will start my review of the year end awards with what I consider the 4 most important awards.

--Wrestler of the Year - Total package, drawing, promos, and in-ring. This is the guy that no matter what promotion you are running, you would like to have him on your card. He is a money maker. This guy does not have to be a great in ring performer, but as a whole he made 2006 in this area.

-- Best Damn Performer of The Year - In-ring exclusively, basically the MVP so to speak. This winner does not have to be drawing crowds or be great on promos. He is just the best damn worker in this area.

--Tag team of The Year - Total package, drawing, promos, and in-ring. This is the team that no matter what promotion you are running, you would like to have them on your card. They are money makers. This team does not have to be a great in ring performer, but as a whole they made 2006 in this area.

--Best Damn Tag Team of the Year - In-ring exclusively, basically the MVP so to speak in the tag team division. This winner does not have to be drawing crowds or be great on promos. They are just the best damn in ring performers in this area. Psychology is a must along with a great variety of moves and being able to wrestle anyone and make them look good.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Shows for the Weekend 12.08 - 12.9.06

ATTENTION: If you are a promoter, please send me the address of the wrestling building. I will then be able to Google map your show, just like I have done to a few of the shows below. I have fans that write this site wanting to know directions to different buildings every week. If I get a street address, then may apply it to Google Maps.

IF I MISSED YOUR SHOW, THEN PLEASE DROP ME A LINE. I WILL ADD IT IN A LATE FRIDAY EDITION FOR SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWS.

Shows for the Weekend

----Friday night in Humboldt, TN for NWA Mid-South with “Picture Perfect” V2 [Jon Michael/Chris O’Neal], “The Cowboys” [Ricky Murdoch/Big Bill Nasty], Christian Jacobs [maybe], Gaylon Ray, Pat McGuinness, Eric Hayes, Jazz and more.

----Friday night in Osceola, AR for MCW includes The Hambones, Loose Cannon, Chris Hollywood, Big Daddy LaFonce, Derrick King, Flash Flanagan, “The Posse” [Simon Reed/’Lil Chris] and more.

----Friday night in Tupelo, MS for TFW has Tony Dabbs, “Pure Destruction” [Brody & Cody Hawk],The Gold Diggers, POPULAR [Shawn Reed/Ryan Williams]with Anita Page, Scott Porteau and more.

----Friday night for USWF in Corinth, MS with Kross, Keylo Green, Izzy Rotten, Nick Grymes, Psycho, Buzz Harley, Danny Morris, “Concrete Cowboy” Johnnie Reno, Neil Taylor, Tysin Starr and more.

----Saturday night for MCW in Luxora, AR at the Charles Strong Rec Center for MCW includes The Hambones, Chris Hollywood, Big Daddy LaFonce, Frankie Tucker, and more.

----Saturday night for APP in Grenada, MS at the National Guard Armory with Giant Hillbilly, Pappy, Uncle Felton, The Asylum (Psycho & Wraith), Hollywood Jimmy Blaylock, Anton Leveigh, Phoenix X, Brandon Barbwire, Baron Malkevain, Mad Dog, JD McKay, Austin Lane, Trent Schultz, and more.

----Saturday night for CWA at the Jaycees Building in Selmer, TN for “Christmas Chaos” with “the Posse”, Chris Rocker, Brickhouse Brown, Big Nasty Bill, Family of Pain, The Posse, Chris Rocker, Mr. Wrestling III, Outlaw Don Bass, Doink the Clown, Chris Kilgore, Neil Taylor, Danny Morris, Reno Diamond, and more!

----Saturday night New Blood Wrestling @ Country Nights 1901 Saint John Ave - Bell time 7:30 PM in Dyersburg, TN –Jeremy Moore, Sir MO, Tim Alfonzo, Tank , "All That" Alan Steele and more.

----Saturday night in Jumpertown, MS for JWS with Chris Styles, Little Stevie Davis, Homeless Joe, Mario, Devon Raynes, Dalton Storm, Kage, Cyrus, Chaz, “Cruzin’ 4 Pain” [Motley Cruz/187/Tasha Simone] and more.

----Saturday night in New Albany, MS 107 McGill ST [right off the square] with XWO will have Storm, Scott Porteau, "Pure Destruction"[Brody & Cody Hawk],Thomas Knox, " Danny B, and more.

----Saturday night in Paragould, AR for ACW at the National Guard Armory with Loose Cannon with Rott’n Randy, Big Indian, Deadly Dale, Idol Bane, Cody Daniels, Cujo, Hambone Express, Ed Love, Big Buster Johnson, Blakestar, Farmer Tucker, Arnez and more.

----Saturday night in Ripley, TN with TLCW 207 Washington Street – Christian Jacobs, Derrick King, Stan Lee, Flash Flanagan, Chris O’Neal, Jon Michael , Dustin Starr, Oz, Bishop, Kevin White, Big Steve, Pokerface. Bill Dundee and more.

---- Saturday night Batesville, AR at the Old Miller Gym for Main Event Wrestling. Admission is free Crazy Luke Graham Jr. & Gerry "Chubby" Graham Casino Kid, Scott Fury, Austin Lane, Ray Ray, Tommy Lane, The Danger Zone ( Hotrod Ellison & Danger Dave Foxx) and many more.

FUCK YOU to Steve Creasy

----This week I could not come up with a HIGH FIVE recipient. So every once in a while, instead of giving a HIGH FIVE, I am going to give a FUCK YOU!!

In the realm of wrestling the word honest is not used a lot. The whole business is based on fa├žade, a trick or might we call it a “slight of the hand.” When looking on the message boards last week, I seen where someone was looking to buy or rent a ring. I had my thoughts on who it was, but then this week they were confirmed. My old friend and everyone’s buddy Steve Creasy. Creasy has opened a new website, which is one of many he has opened, to announce that in April, 2007, he will begin running shows under the CCW banner again. I will be the first to admit, CCW was no big deal to a lot of people. We never drew record crowds and we never had TV or anything. CCW meant something to me and the guys that started the promotion. Some of young guys that are the most talented in the local scene got their start or biggest early pushes with the promotion – Christian Jacobs, Psycho, Arnez, Jon Michael, Chris O’Neal, Stan Lee, Mark Justice, Rod Dent III and many more. I hope this is just one of Creasy’s brainless attempts at starting again, because I and all the other guys do not want to see him running CCW. So, this week I do not give a HIGH FIVE – all I got to say to Steve Creasy is….FUCK YOU!!

PREPERATION H: “Rumors circulating around the area for the last few days say that Steve Creasy is planning on bringing CCW back in the spring. Frankly, I hope that is not true. Creasy is the perfect example of what is wrong with wrestling in this area. He is needed about as much as a bad case of hemorrhoids. Stay home, Creasy.” Axeman Speaks 12.05.06

BLAH BLAH BLAH: "Brian - CCW "Chaotic Championship Wrestling" is no longer in business. CCW was fun for awhile but no more. All sponsorship money was returned to the sponsor by means of certified USPS mail, which I along with my Attorney can prove. I'm completely finished with the pro-wrestling business. I will not be responding to any further questions about pro-wrestling whatsoever. I wish you the very best with your website. Stephen” 7.17.06 www.rasslinriotonline.com

YADA YADA YADA: “Now, if you think I should stay out of wrestling why in the hell would you mention CCW in your column? CCW, in this area has drawn some good crowds to shows. Workers who stayed beyond the 2nd intermission were paid, if they left prior they were not. CWA, has drawn some good houses just like CCW did. Both promotions together has sold probably 80% of all tickets to wrestling in this area. Now, do I owe money? Of course I owe money! I get bills once per month some personal & some CCW. But they are getting paid. Now, alot of people may wanna work with me & some may not. But by god a column by Axeman, Tramel or anyone else isn’t gonna stop me from running shows. Am I the best promoter? NOPE Am I the worst? NOPE Will I ever cancel another show? If sales are not where I want them to be then yeah I will if I have too. Are you welcome at CCW events? Sure, so long as you buy a ticket!” Steve Creasy, last night on Hollywood Jimmy’s board.

LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE: “After a long history of providing some of the very best in pro-wrestling to fans all over the Mid-South. CCW "Chaotic Championship Wrestling" founded by Brian Tramel and later purchased by Steven Anthony in 2003 is no more. CCW has a great history, good memories and of course some bad ones. All in all CCW was for an indy promotion one of the all time greats. Times change however! TSWF Tri-States Wrestling Federation will take pro-wrestling to the next level. TSWF will not be "Sports Entertainment" no diva contest and no prize giveaways. You will see wrestling, pure and simple. Goodbye CCW and Hello TSWF.” Steve Creasy 9.20.06 www.rasslinriotonline.com

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT: “While I will admit "BT" and myself are not partners, or probably even friends I will defend him in what he does. Like it or not he has done a lot for wrestling in the Mid-South area. His reports are good exposure for not only the wrestlers but promotions & some of those promotions a lot of people had never heard of until BT started his website. If and I say If he is pushing whoever on the website that is his business.” Steven Creasy 11.17.06 on Southern Independent Wrestling board

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

RassleTube Gets New Home!!!

----RassleTube has a new home of sorts. It is now featured as a www.youtube.com channel. All the videos in MY VIDEOS are videos that I have added. The My Favorites section is videos that I have watched and picked for past or future weeks of RassleTube – I will be making comments of some of those also in the blog. You may take a look at all or none. LOL I will update visitors of the site every week here on the blog of new entries on the RassleTube page. Or, you may subscribe to the page and every time that I post a new video, you will get an e-mail. There will not be a weekly TV of videos that I ask you to watch in order like in the past, but I will try my best to have them added by Monday nights. Click HERE for RassleTube.

----Added this week: Ken Wayne DVD commercial – check it out and buy yourself a copy!!; 10 man tag -Giggles/Cowboys/Fire/Flame vs PP/Possee/Tatt2; “Opening The Vault” – Jerry Lawler Part 1 [art work]/Part 2[Lawler vs Funk]; Lawler/Starr/White vs Flash/Too Cool 2. Also make note and watch the old Freebirds stuff, WCW stuff with Kevin Sullivan and the second Japanese girls hair match is in the favorites.

RassleChronicle 12.02.96 and 10 Years Ago in Memphis Wrestling

----RassleChronicle covers the results of RAW/Nitro 10 years ago. This week is posted.I have also added a Herb Kunze Wrestling Tidbits column that was published at this time.

USWA: Contrasting fortunes when it came to house show attendance. The November 21st house show drew USWA’s all-time lowest ever crowd, of just 150 fans. The November 28th Thanksgiving show was an improvement, drawing 600 fans, for Jerry Lawler’s first match back as a babyface, teaming with Brian Christopher, and losing to PG-13, after Akeem Muhammad had interfered and hit Lawler with a chain…. Focus of the November 30th tv show was on the Memphis version of the Nation of Domination gimmick, which was kind of a spin off from the WWF version. The only connection between the two versions was that PG-13 were associated with both groups. The Memphis NOD was comprised of Akeem Muhammad (formerly known as ‘Big Black Dog’), Kareem Olajuwon (Reggie B. Fine under a new name) and Randy X (Randy Hales, doing an absurd Malcolm X gimmick). They claimed a major ‘superstar’ would join them next week, which Meltzer speculated might be Bill ‘Superstar’ Dundee………. With house show attendance so up and down (mostly down), USWA’s latest idea was to move their weekly shows to Wednesdays, which would allow Lawler to be booked once again. Business was very poor, and most wrestlers were only earning the minimum $40 per show (usually just one show a week), and had other jobs to carry them.

Get My Point? by Randy Cresswell



What a HORRIBLE way to bring ECW to PPV in my opinion. Although, while most say Lashley was not the ideal guy to put the strap on, let me put it to you in this light. The title is going to give Lashley his push. Guys like RVD and even CM Punk, do not need the title, but for Punk they need to do something with him soon because they cannot risk losing his overness. This is the time you bring in the TV Title to move along the lower tier wrestlers. With the Paul Heyman (shoot or work) angle, none the less he isn't there and I am sure in the upcoming weeks, you will be able to tell TV wise if he is giving his imput or not. Needless to say they didn't mention anything on the show last night, so take it for what it is worth which with it being WWE, I do not know if anyone really cares.

There is a rumor going round that the X-Division hates the way they are being used by Russo. Go figure, him and Vince M share two things in life....the way they feel about Lightweights, they either love em or hate em and it shows what state of mood they are in when you watch how they are used. Right now, I'm betting Russo is taking care of the Nash angle while someone else is taking care of the Daniels/Sabin feud. Although, turning Styles heel was a good gesture, his babyface run has long been over due for a change.

TNA, I think, does not realize the oppertunity they have in taking it to another level with WWE sinking so horribly. While somewhat entertaining, I believe if they stop with all the current WWE bashing and concentrate on their own product, they could prove they are worth 2 hours a week and start to build from there. Let's face it, the days they were running 2 hour PPVs was some of the best stuff they have done period.

Didn't watch RAW this week, for some reason I had a funny feeling in my stomach. After reading the results, I guess it proved to be right. RAW is so stale that people are watching Boogeyman on Smackdown. Talk about a swing in ratings there.

Ok, Im done, I think you all....Get My Point.

Take Care

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

RassleBits: Big Rumor, Maclin Ratings, Flash, NWA Battlezone, Creasy, RAW, Vanity and Gates

----Big rumor the last few days is that the Mid-South Coliseum show on 12.30.06 will feature Doug Gilbert/Sid Vicious vs Jerry Lawler/Hulk Hogan. Not sure the truth of this, but if it isn’t Hogan, then look for it to be a major WWE star. Also, if it is going to be Hogan, then look for them to shoot an angle this coming weekend at the Walmart appearance.

----Corey Maclin told the boys Saturday at TV that the ratings for the last show was bad. The reason he felt they were bad was because they are not running house shows. As I have written in the past, Memphis Wrestling TV ratings do not = a good crowd. And, unlike in the past, Maclin will be running major shows on Saturday nights – same night as the show airs.

----Flash Flanagan worked for Tony Falk’s USWO last Friday night as he teamed with Matt Dillenger to beat Ruffhouse Jordan/Mark Anthony. Also a few other familiar names from the Memphis area were in the main event as Matt Korbaine/Chase Stevens/Arrick Andrews beat Shawn Shultz/Chris Michaels/Michael Jabolonski with Quinton Quarisma. Well, hell, Chris Michaels was on TV teaming with Chris O’Neal Saturday – that is what Corey Maclin said anyway.

----NWA Battlezone news from 12.02.06 in Magee, MS had some local guys working also. Cassanova Kidd beat Kross and “Prime Time” Nick Grymes in a triple threat elimination match; Bonecrusher beat Rick Morgan and Izzy Rotten vs Jesse Dalton had a dog collar chain match for the NWA MS Championship in which Rotten retained the belt. I was told the crowd was loud and rowdy. Also the main event was bloody with Izzy ending it wrapping the chain around a chair and giving Jesse a DVD onto it.

----Steve Creasy is at it again. He is promising an April return date for CCW. Did he not promise me he was not using that name again?? Hey, Steve, you are a liar!!!! But, I am not – if you plan to promote as CCW I will cover your shows, but I will call it as I promised – “So from this point on the old promotion is dead and in my mind and the mind of my readers your promotion will be called SSAWP – “Steve ‘s Stupid Ass Wrestling Promotion”.”

----I did watch the HHH/Michaels/Hardys vs MNM/Edge/Orton 8-man tag. It has been months since I have actually watched anything on RAW. I enjoyed it as I like all 8 guys, but Michaels looks old and hardly does anything anymore. He also looks funny with no hair on his chest. I like Kenny Doane too, but they can kill him how many times??

----Vanity sent me results and link from the WEW PPV she worked this past weekend in Philly. Vanity was featured in the first HIGH FIVE. The site said the following about her match, “This was followed by a “Devil’s Advocate” Match: Vanity The Duchess Of Desire" with Lucy Furr against the former Thai “Killer” Weed, now T.H.A.I. (Teaching His Almighty Influence). The highlight of this match was when Lucy Furr got on the ring apron with THAI’s Bible, shrieking, “I stole your Bible! I stole your Bible!” She then played “Keep Away” with THAI until Vanity went to hit THAI with her mirror. THAI ducked and pinned Vanity after hitting her with what must have been the “Clothesline from Heaven.” " Click the link above for all the results and pics.

----I also talked with KC Gold about the MAW attendance. 120 to 150 were at the show, but only about 50 paid. It seems they got to many people getting in for free. Gold said he is going try to get a handle on that. I was also told 100 at the TIWF show last Friday night?? Anybody else at that show?? Good for them with close to a $500 gate.

Monday, December 04, 2006

RassleResults: MAW New Daisy Theatre Memphis, TN 12.03.06

----Blalok The Blazer (w/Big Ace) def. Void at 8:21 with a 3rd Degree Burn;Jason Skyler def. Shawn Reed (/w Anita Page) at 4:13 with a Skyliner to retain the TCW Television Championship.;Gabriel Stalker (w/The Movement) def. A.J. Bradley at 9:25 to retain the Jr. Heavyweight Title;In a Knockout/Submission match, Reno Diamond (w/Big Badd Steve) def. The Crime at 14:31 to retain the TCW Heavyweight Championship; Raven def. Big Country at 12:42 in a Raven's Rules match.;MAW Tag Team Champions High Society, consisting of "God's Gift" Jason Richards and "Pimp Glorious" Jeremy Killz vs "Juicy" Johnny Morton and "New Blood" Dave Anthony ended in no contest; "Punisher" Dre Black def. "Big CA" Carnage Antwane at 10:42 to become the new MAW Heavyweight Champion and in the Main Event: Chris Lexx def. Big Ace at 11:54 in an Anything Goes match.

----Paid crowd was around 50 with a gate of around $500 and there were at times around 100 people in the building. A lot of freebies and hate that for this crew. I was wishing 200+ for Raven…They ran an angle most of the night with KC Gold and Antoin Smooth. The Crime and Jason Skyler accepted Gold’s offer to be with TFO [The front office] & MAW. After that Smooth jumped Gold with a chair. After the tag team title match, K.C. Gold comes out and attacks Smooth with punches and clotheslines, and one of the TFO girls executes a running double handspring low kick. Smooth is then beaten with a boot by Morton, and gets spanked with a belt by Morton. KC stated he will wrestle Smooth on the next show… During the Diamond/Crime bout a table did not break on the first try, but as Diamond stood to his feet on the table, he was caught with a Diamond Cutter from the top rope by Crime, putting both men through the table. Heatwave, Inc (Blalok and Big Ace) ran into the ring and attacked Crime, and Reno locked in the Crossface. Smooth immediately called for the bell, and TCW VP Scotty C announced Reno as the winner.Reno says that the surprise is the arrival of Heatwave, Inc in TCW, and says to either "like us, love us, or fuck you all!"… Big Country came out and said that he issued the challenge to Raven but he has been too scared to face him. A few months back, he sent Rick Steiner to take his place, and Steiner got pinned. Country calls the ref out and says that even though they were supposed to meet later in the main event, he knows Raven won't show up and wants his hand raised. The lights go out, and Raven appears at ringside. The crowd breaks out into a "TNA" chant, but Raven says that the only "T&A" are Big Country's man-boobs. Country tries to attack Raven, but gets beat across the head with the mic. Most of the action took place outside the ring, and saw use of chairs, trash can lids, cookie sheets, a cheese grater, a skillet, fluorescent light bulbs, and various weapons from the crowd, including a cane and a broomstick. Near the end of the match, Raven was whipped into a trash can placed between the top and middle ropes, and the resulting collision tore the middle rope off the ring post! Country took advantage and used the rope to strangle Raven, but Raven was able to escape and executed a drop toe-hold to a chair in the middle of the ring. After another chairshot, Raven finished the match with an Evenflow DDT into the chair.After the match, Raven thanked the Memphis fans, as well as "MAW, CIA, FBI, ABC, your mom's phone number, whatever." He says that he started his career in Memphis, and now works for Jarrett, who also started in Memphis, so the city has been wonderful to him, and he plans to come back sometime. He ended with "Quote the Raven, nevermore."…During the Lexx/Big Ace bout, Lexx was smashed across the back with four strapped fluorescent light bulbs, causing blood to pour down his back for the rest of the match. Check out these pics!! As the show came to a close, a package was placed at the announce table for the Front Office. Since no one from TFO was available, Scotty opened the package. Inside were four pink flowers and a red rose. Ok that got me to wondering WTF?? LOL

The Ratings Are In!!!

----Memphis Wrestling this week scored a 3.5 [57,762 viewers], which is about an average number for the crew. Jerry Lawler was not there for a live match, so his streak was not alive, but the first quarter he was feature in dropped 12,152 viewers.

----The first quarter scored a 3.6 [60,425 viewers] with Cobra angle being attacked by Jethro and ended in the middle of the 6 man tag with O’Neal still in the heat. Second quarter started with the finish of the 6 man, the Southern tag team title match and ended during the Derrick King interview. That quarter scored a 3.8 [62,922 viewers] jumping 2,497 viewers. The third quarter scored 3.1 [50,770 viewers] dropping 12,152 viewers for the King vs Reed match, Maclin/Hart telephone interview and Idol/Lawler vs Panthers match. The show finished with Lawler vs Von Erich, Flex/Grind beating up Dundee and the Cobra vs Jethro bout. [photo to the left]That last quarter finished with a 3.4 [56,763 viewers] up 5,993 viewers. They only lost 3662 overall viewers from start to finish.

----I would have never thought that Cobra vs Jethro would have kept the viewers interested, but it did. I had been told by others that the 4th quarter was dropping and it really had nothing to do with Lawler, but this is proof. The viewers actually went up almost 6,000 viewers to see the main. As mentioned Lawler was in the biggest dropping quarter [3rd quarter] anyway along with “Opening the Vault” segment, but the second part did jump up.

RassleResults USWF Corinth, MS 12.01.06

----Kross beat Keylo Green; Izzy Rotten/”Prime Time” Nick Grymes beat Psycho[pic to the right]/Bubba Boodrow;Buzz Harley beat Little Steve Davis;Keith Haynes Jr/ Keith Haynes Sr/Dana beat Danny Morris/”Concrete Cowboy”Johnnie Reno/ Heather and in the Main Event: Neil Taylor beat Tysin Starr to retain the USWF Championship - after the match Tysin Starr/Izzy Rotten jumped Neil Taylor.

----Crowd was the biggest in USWF history. There were over 100 people there with a special “Fan’s Appreciation Night” with tickets only $1, so gate was around $100. I was told that total concession plus gate was more than they having been bringing in. It will be interesting whether this will help the crowd next week.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

RassleResults TLCW Ripley, TN 12.02.06 New Tag Champs!!

----Jawbreaker Jones defeated Shawn William; “The Posse” [‘Lil Chris/Simon Reed] defeated Reno Diamond/Shannon Lee - Tatt2 defeated Jr. Heavyweight Champ Derrick King by pinfall in a non-title match - Rockin' Randy and Rashard hit the ring after the match and laid them both out. Randy left with the belt; “Naughty by Nature”[Rude/Pokerface] w/Rashard defeated Kevin White/Bill Dundee;Dustin Starr defeated Kelly Warner by DQ after Chris O'Neal hit the ring and attacked Starr; “Picture Perfect” VI [Jon Michael/Christian Jacobs] [pic to the right] defeated the “Blackout Squad” [Oz/Bishop] w/Rashard in a No DQ match to win the TLCW tag titles and in the Main Event: Flash Flanagan defeated Seth Knight to retain the TLCW title.

----Crowd was in 150-180 range again this week. I am guess around a $850 gate…Earlier in the night they announced the new Operations Manager for TLCW would be Kelly Warner. Warner came to the ring. They ran an angle where he was interrupted by Dustin Starr, who said he could beat Warner blindfolded during his “5 Starr Showcase” interview segment. Warner took him up on the offer and a match was made for later… There was distention with Lee/Diamond from the moment they came out and Diamond left during their match…Dell Tucker was in the ring for an interview when “The Golden Boy” Greg Anthony hit the ring, making his return to TLCW. He held an impromptu “Golden Circle” interview segment with Tucker. As Tucker was leaving the ring after the interview, TGB attacked him from behind and left him lying in the ring…During the final intermission of the night, a lot of noise could be heard in the back. Dustin Starr came through the curtain dragging a bloody Chris O'Neal down the ramp and into the ring. Starr beat O'Neal down in the ring until Christian Jacobs hit the ring for the save in his underwear… Following the main event, they ran an angle as Matt Foley hit the ring and attacked Knight. He got on the mic and said he was the greatest owner, commissioner and champion TLCW ever had. Tim Grind appeared on the ramp and made his way to the ring. Grind took exception to what Foley said, but agreed to let it slide, as long as it didn't happen again. As Grind went to leave, Foley came up behind him with a chair, Grind turned around and saw him coming and proceeded to give Foley a spinebuster. Flash then made his way back to the ring and exchanged words with Grind to end the show. Flash said Grind's big return would be very short-lived…Sounded like a real good show. 10 times better than anything they are doing on Memphis TV.


Memphis Wrestling TV Report 12.02.06

----Nate the Rat comes out after Corey Maclin goes over the show. Nate was wearing a new “Fire & Flame” suit. Nate says he is joining Maclin on commentary.

----King Cobra comes out. Nate starts ringing the bell. Maclin calls Cobra a “legend”. Nate pushes Cobra. Cobra goes after Nate – “Hillbilly Assassin” Jethro comes out to save Nate. Grady Watson comes out and tries to grab Nate. Later in the show the match is signed – Cobra vs Jethro. Alright!!!!

----Flash Flanagan/”The Cowboys” [Bill Nasty/Ricky Murdoch] beat Tatt2/”Picture Perfect” [Chris O’Neal/Jon Michael], when Flash pinned Tatt2. A good match when Nasty was not in the ring. I think Murdoch also missed something as he did a bearhug to a belly to belly that didn’t look good. Heat on O’Neal with a hot tag to Michael. Flash and Tatt2 left in the ring as PP battled ‘Boys on floor. Tatt2 got ready to do a moonsault and Flash cut him off ending with Tatt2 in a tree of woe. Flash jumped from the top turnbuckle with a face stomp from the same corner Tatt2 was hanging. Clean pin.

----Kevin White/Dustin Starr interview. Southern Tag Team Title Match: Starr/White beat Fire/Flame[pic below] by DQ when Flame threw a big fireball on Starr. Heat was on White with hot tag to Starr. Ref was trying to get White out of the ring, when Nate handed Flame something. Starr was punching Fire, when he turned around Flame hit him on the shoulder and side of face with fireball. It looked good. Good match.

----Derrick King interview. “New Era” Johnny Dotson [pic to left] was on the phone challenging King. Dotson has been out with a broken leg and looks like he will come in as a baby. Derrick King beat “The Posse” member Simon Reed when he superkicked ‘Lil Chris to win. Yes, you read that right. Short match with the “Insane Clowns” [Bobo/Giggles] interfering and pulling Reed out of the ring, then Chris got to get pinned.

----Maclin talks with Jimmy Hart on the phone to talk about the Mid-South Coliseum. They are in talks to do one more big show at the Coliseum. I have been told they are trying to get in on December 30. Hart also said that Hulk Hogan is going to be a local Walmart in Memphis next Saturday with Brooke Hogan & him.

----“Opening the Vault” with Lance Russell. Jerry Lawler clips again this week. Lawler/Austin Idol vs Pink Panther/Black Panther. Pink was horrible. Lawler vs Kerry Von Erich air next. The crowd had so much heat for that bout. Horrible finish.

----“Too Cool 2” [Tim Grind/Flex] interview. Bill Dundee comes out with them. They call him “00G”. Dundee says, that they are just like his son “you want to be brothers”. I know. Grind/Flex beat up Dundee. Cobra/White made the save.

----Cobra beat Jethro by DQ when Nate jumped in. Watson also jumped in and the show ended with them all in the ring. I felt sorry for Jethro in there with Cobra. Cobra had some good punches, but after that it was horrible. Watson has no business being on TV!!

RassleNotes: Maclin actually called Kerry Von Erich’s title the WCW title during the opening of the show…Jethro had a new suit on that was a black jumpsuit with gloves. Why do you still call him a Hillbilly!!!...Corey called Jon Michael “Chris Michaels” this week. This makes him look soooooooo stupid!! How many weeks could Jim Ross call someone by the wrong name?? Or think about this – Corey is the owner of the company and can’t get the name right!! ...Tag title match was a good fast bout. They air a slow-mo of the fireball and it looked real good!!! White/Starr were wearing matching gear and looked good...King called Dotson an “egg sucking dog” and said, “I am Derrick”By God” King”. Funny…Looks like they are programming “Posse” vs “Clowns”, but they will probably forget they even did that…It will interesting to see how many people show up at Walmart to see Hogan. Probably out draw the last Southaven show. LOL….This was a horrible show. Good tag title match and a good interview from DK/Dotson, but rest of the show was bad. No Lawler live this week, so it will be interesting to see if the final quarter goes down in the ratings. I am saying it will – because it was Jethro vs Cobra!! Question?? Why use Cobra when you have so many young guys in this area that you could use vs Jethro??...White/Lawler/Starr were left in the ring last week by Flex/Grind/Flash?? No mention of this!! Maclin wrote this TV show and you could tell – he acts like he doesn’t even watch his own product.

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RassleResults NBW Dyersburg, TN 12.02.06

----Tank beat Slim Pickens to retain the NBW Title; AW James beat The Kid; Lil Tim Alfonzo beat Baron Malkavain[pic to the left by Emilo Lazardo] by DQ after Malkavain wouldn’t stop biting Tim on the neck; Gaylon Ray beat Phoenix X to retain the High Risk Title, "The Upset Kid" Jeremy Moore beat "All That" Alan Steele by dq after Bigg Money Gripp stopped the pin attempt after Jeremy gave Alan a swinging RKO.. and in the Main Event Kilo beat " The Real Deal" Tim Edwards after a frog splash

----66 paid with a gate close to $330… “Cash Flow” opened the show saying Mo wasn’t in the building. Big Money Gripp picked Alan Steele over Mo, and Alan said he was gonna do BMG a favor and take Jeremy Moore out. Also “Cash Flow” said since Slim Pickens wanted to get involved last week, that Tank would make his 1st title defense against Slim Pickens. Any old pro will tell you – never put your champion in the first match…Malkavain/Alfonzo biting gimmick had blood and looked good. I love Malkavain’s gimmick and he looks the part…After the High Risk Title match Gryffon X came in and attacked Gaylon and Phoenix stole the belt… I was told that the main was a good match. Kilo did a 619 around the pole outside on Tank and when Tank went down Kilo springboarded off of his back to give Edwards a calf kick.