The SmarK Rant for Smoky Mountain Wrestling – 05.07.94
Taped from the Anderson Country High School in Clinton, TN
The SmarK Rant for Smoky Mountain Wrestling – 04.30.94
We actually jump ahead a full month on the Network’s collection of SMW stuff now. I know it’s “available” elsewhere but I want to work through the Network versions first before I explore that. Also, we’re making good progress on the legal front and everything is totally under control, like 80%. 72% at absolute worst. Smooth sailing. If we’re being honest, I MAY have neglected to notice a small bit of fine print in the contract, but it’s nothing that can’t be worked out.
Taped from the Anderson County High School in Clinton, TN, which I’m assuming is not a town named after Hilary.
Your hosts are Bob Caudle & Les Thatcher
This event – the last in Smoky Mountain Wrestling’s history – took place at the Cookeville Community Center in Cookeville, Tennessee on November 26, 1995. Attendance for the show could not be found, but there are lots of empty seats and a generous estimate of the crowd might be 150 people. Like the Thanksgiving Thunder show in Johnson City, this event was recorded by a fan.
Fans do not take kindly to the announcement that Terry Gordy is not in attendance because of a “concussion.”
This show took place at Freedom Hall in Johnson City, Tennessee on November 25, 1995. It drew a crowd of 550 fans, a decline from the 800 fans who attended the Halloween Scream card there on October 28. Footage of the show is provided by a fan recording.
Ring announcer Tommy Noe tells fans that Terry Gordy has a concussion and cannot compete, covering up for Gordy’s inability to show due to a prior commitment in Japan.
Buddy Landel walks into the ring and tells fans that Jos LeDuc has no showed because of a family issue. Landel says that he is willing to face Tommy Rich and the Punisher in a handicap match until Commissioner Bob Armstrong comes out and says he will help Landel find a partner.
Footage from a Barbourville, Kentucky house show where Jim Cornette dismisses Buddy Landel from the Militia for losing a tag team match with Tommy Rich airs.
The finish of a ten-man tag team elimination match in Morristown, Tennessee for $10,000 airs. The bout came down to Boo Bradley and Terry Gordy. Gordy won after Cornette tripped Bradley and Gordy dropped an elbow. After the bell, Cornette and Gordy beat on Bradley until Brad Armstrong tried to make the save. Cornette tossed powder in Armstrong’s eyes and Gordy powerbombed the SMW Champion several times, with Cornette counting to three afterward. Tommy Noe is a terrible voiceover on this footage.
This show is supposed to feature live footage from The Super Bowl of Wrestling but it gets off to a bad start when the opening with Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher has mic issues and they cannot be heard over the crowd in Knoxville, Tennessee who attended the show. Why SMW decided not to edit this out is a mystery as it immediately makes the viewers dismiss the promotion.