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Old 04-30-2018, 11:35 AM
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It has been several years now that I've had little interest in the current professional wrestling scene. I've found myself becoming the grouchy old man who sits around shitting on the product, muttering "back in my day....". A moment of self-reflection reminded me how those old-timers always drove me nuts when I was younger and I don't want to be like that. So instead of complaining about what is going on now, I've decided to focus on the positive things that have made me a life-long wrestling fan. In this thread, I will go back and watch and comment on some of my favorite wrestling memories, whether they are matches, interviews, angles, cards, or the grapplers themselves. Maybe doing this will renew my interest in pro wrestling and I'll even be able to come around and appreciate what is currently going on in the squared circle.

It's been several years since I've watched most of this stuff, so I think I'll have some fun with it. Hopefully, some people will contribute their memories of the events or even share some of their own favorite moments.
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It's been tough trying to decide what to go back and watch first. So I figure why not go with one of the most iconic moments from my all-time favorite promotion? The Tupelo Concession Stand Brawl stands the test of time as one of the wildest, most believable fights pro wrestling has ever seen. All four participants-Jerry Lawler, Bill Dundee, Wayne Ferris(the future Honky Tonk Man) and Larry Latham(the future Moondog Spot) were bloodied and used everything available as weapons; a mop, glass jars, pans, a stool, a jar of mustard, and a table. Robert Fuller had recently been let go as the booker, taking a lot of the wrestlers to Knoxville with him, leaving the Memphis promotion thin on talent and this was an attempt to pop the fan-base while the territory found its ground.

This video joins the end of a Southern tag team title match in-progress with a bloody Superstar Bill Dundee being destroyed by The Blonde Bombers. The bout was a wild brawl that was about to get even wilder. As the Blondes win the belts, we're told we're out of time and the camera goes black. This is part of what I believe made this so great-while the screen is black, you hear Lance Russell's voice saying to get a camera, "we've got a a helluva' brawl going on back here". The show comes back on, with a hand-held camera showing the four combatants in the middle of the concession stand, beating the piss out of each other. What followed was a terrific and memorable fight that was a huge influence on wrestling for decades.



This brawl became one of the hottest angles in the promotion in years and was successful in popping houses around the circuit. The territory tried recapturing the moment by re-creating it with other wrestlers over the years but though some had their moments, they all paled to the original. As I mentioned before, this was highly influential on pro wrestling for decades; many credit it with being pivotal regarding the shift to hardcore wrestling here in the states and abroad as Atsushi Onita was a participant in one of them and brought the style back to Japan with him. All in all, a terrific fight featuring four legends and wrestling's greatest announcer.

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I went on and on about my last entry being an important moment in wrestling, memorable brawl, legendary wrestlers, etc. but this remembrance is purely for fun. It's one of those vignettes that always makes me laugh. At Home With "Dr. D" was the good doctor's attempt to show us that he is a regular guy, not the screaming, violent man we saw on television. I love how he seemingly tries so hard to come off as normal and a gracious host but his true nature takes over, showing him to be exactly like the screaming, violent man we saw on television. From his threats to backhand his wife and children to his outbursts: "Eat it! Eat it now!", "What is this, the city dump?", " I shouldn't have let you out of the bedroom anyway", "Don't smile at me, boy!", Schultz came across as a totally shitty, unlikable jerk-which means he totally nailed it. He was so convincing in his role that it has been rumored several people in Tennessee called in to child protective services after seeing this. And I think "Mrs. Schultz" was pretty hot in her rope belt. Implied domestic violence has never been so comedic....



Of course, Dr. D is probably best known for slapping the snot out of reporter John Stossel, but he really should be remembered as one of the toughest, most credible bad guys of his time. He had success everywhere he went and is one of professional wrestling's all-time great heels.


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That Tupelo Concession Stand brawl is famous. And I laugh uncontrollably at Dr. D slapping John Stossel and asking him about it.
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