Re: Universal Wrestling League
UWL 'SLAM!' WRESTLING - EP. 118 - LAS CRUCES, NM - PAN-AMERICAN CENTER - 4-23-13 (Taped)
(Announcers Steve Stack and Joe Pedicino welcomed viewers and then ran down the program: Greg Valentine returns from his 60-day suspension; Lord Humongous & Missing Link vs. Harley Race & Wahoo McDaniel (w/ JJ Dillon); former UWL Women's World Champion Tina Ferrari makes her first appearance since losing the title and her undefeated streak at 'Spring Mayhem'; David Schultz vs. Lex Luger; Ken Patera vs. Scott Hall; the in-ring debut of The Sacred Anvil; an i'view with 'Bad Boy' Brunzell; an i'view with DDP; and more!)
Match 1 (Non-Title)
Rick Steiner (PC) vs. Gene Anderson
(Gene came to the ring alone and to fairly strong boos.
Steiner came to the ring to the song 'Welcome To The Jungle' and got a good ovation. He was wearing the title. Steiner barked and slapped hands with fans on the way to the ring and then ran around the ring slapping more hands and barking some more as the fans barked back. Steiner got in the ring and started to continue his pre-match act when he was attacked before the bell by Gene.
Ref called for the bell.
Gene took the match early but Steiner fought his way back into the battle and gained brief control before it became a see-saw affair.
At the end of the match, Steiner had whipped Gene into the corner and mounted the middle buckle and started popping Gene in the head with punches when Gene grabbed Steiner and stunned the champ with an inverted atomic drop. Rick down. Gene then grabbed Steiner's legs and turned Steiner over into his finisher, the sharpshooter. Steiner struggled to try and get to the ropes. It appeared Steiner was going to tap out at one point but he didn't give in. Steiner then finally reached the ropes and draped his arm over the bottom rope to force a break in the hold. Gene got up and put the boots to the downed Steiner and then snapped Rick up, nailed Rick with a couple of body shots and then whipped Rick into the ropes and caught Rick coming off with an elbow to the chest. Rick crashed down to the mat. Gene bent down to pick Steiner up when Steiner stunned Gene by catching him in the guillotine choke. Gene was only in the potentially lethal hold for a few seconds before tapping out. Ref called for the bell as the fans cheered. Ref raised Steiner's hand in victory and handed him the President's Championship.
WINNER: Steiner - Submission - Guillotine Choke - 7:39)
(After the match: Lee Marshall i'viewed Steiner in the ring.
LM: "Rick Steiner! Wow! I gotta tell ya! I was suprised to see you use that move! I've never seen you use it before!"
RS: "Lee! The move is called the guillotine choke! It's another move I've added to my repe...repe...rep...ah!...arsenal! Woof! Woof! Woof!"
Crowd barked back.
LM: "It's a devastating hold. One that's used by many cage fighters. Gene Anderson obviously tapped out quickly to avoid serious injury."
RS: "It is a move that can cut off the blood flow to the brain! Some people have told me that they think the blood flow to my brain was cut off a long time ago! Oh well! Here I am! The President's Champion! Woof! Woof! Woof!"
Steiner bolted the ring and slapped hands and barked heading back up the aisle and the fans barked back.)
(Announcers discussed Steiner defeating Gene Anderson in a good match to start the show. Hyped still to come: Greg Valentine returns from his 60-day suspension; Lord Humongous & Missing Link vs. Harley Race & Wahoo McDaniel (w/ JJ Dillon); former UWL Women's World Champion Tina Ferrari makes an appearance since losing the title and her undefeated streak at 'Spring Mayhem'; David Schultz vs. Lex Luger; Ken Patera vs. Scott Hall; the in-ring debut of The Sacred Anvil; an i'view with 'Bad Boy' Brunzell; an i'view with DDP; and more! Said The Firm is here next!)
(Announcers intro'd video from last week where Pres. Watts confronted Firm Director Ted DiBiase about Adrian Adonis attacking Lex Luger during their match at 'Spring Mayhem' and Adonis costing Luger the match.
Ted: "Go ahead and talk, Watts. Talk all you want. It doesn't change the fact that I beat Lex Luger on Sunday. As I said last week, no Firm, no problem! I showed everyone that I could beat Luger without outside help from other members of the group!"
BW: "Ted, I have two words for you...Adrian Adonis. Since Adrian Adonis interfered on your behalf and cost Luger the match, it's obvious that Adonis is the newest member of The Firm. Because of that, I'm reversing the decision..."
Ted: "Hold it right there, Watts! Adrian Adonis is not a member of The Firm! The stipulation for my match with Luger at 'Spring Mayhem' clearly stated that all other members of The Firm were barred from ringside, correct?!"
BW: "That's right."
Ted: "If Adrian Adonis is not a member of The Firm, then how was the stipulation violated?!"
BW: "The stipulation wouldn't have been violated in that case. But what was Adonis doing hiding under the ring and only coming out when you were wrestling Luger?"
Ted: "Why don't you ask him?"
Adonis came out from under the ring.
BW: "Adrian, I'm gonna get right to the point. Why were you hiding under the ring and why did you attack Lex Luger at 'Spring Mayhem'?"
Adrian: "I want to state publicly for the record that I decided to attack Luger because I wanted to!"
BW: "Because you wanted to?!"
Adrian: "It means I did it because I could."
BW: "This doesn't even make any sense. Somehow, you were able to sneak under the ring and wait until Lex Luger wrestled Ted DiBiase at 'Spring Mayhem' so you could attack Luger. This is mind-boggling to say the least."
Ted: "President Watts, if I may interrupt you for a second. I have here in my hand a contract. Adrian Adonis, you sign this contract and you are the newest member of The Firm!"
BW: "Wait a minute!"
Adrian: "Mr. DiBiase, I humbly accept your gracious offer."
DiBiase handed Adrian a pen and the clipboard with the contract on it. Adonis quickly signed the contract and handed it back to DiBiase.
Ted: "Adrian Adonis! You are now officially a member of The Firm! Welcome to the elite! Hahahaha!"
Adrian shook DiBiase's hand and then there were hugs and high fives from Hall and Nash. Watts was furious.
BW: "Ted! You were in cahoots with Adonis at 'Spring Mayhem'!"
Ted: "Prove it!"
BW: "This is an absolute outrage! I know you, Ted! You and Adonis were in contact before Sunday! I know the way your mind works!"
Ted: "Let me refresh your memory, Bill! You said all other members of The Firm were banned from ringside during my match with Luger! Adrian Adonis was not a member of The Firm...on Sunday, was he?! Hahahaha!"
Hall, Nash and Adonis joined in the laughter as Watts was furious as 'Money' played over the p.a. system and the four Firm members celebrated their newest addition as Watts could only look on.)
(In-ring: 'Money' by Pink Floyd played over the p.a. system and all seven members of The Firm came to the ring. Schultz and Hall were in their ring attire, DiBiase was in a suit and Rhodes, Rude and Nash were in casual street attire. Adonis was wearing his 'Hell's Kitchen' t-shirt, leather jacket, NY Yankees' cap, jeans and tennis shoes. All had mics. Hall and Nash had the tag belts slung over their shoulders. They received a mixed crowd reax.
Schultz: "Last week, it was Ken Patera of the UWL that fell victim to 'Dr. D'! This week, Lex Luger gets to be my next victim! And another big win will have been scored by The Firm in our war against the UWL!"
Hall: "Hey yo! I am truly gonna be honored later tonight, man! Because I'm the chosen one who gets to beat Ken Patera! Patera couldn't beat David Schultz last week! He's not beating me tonight! And he's gonna get his ass handed to him every time he steps into the ring with other members of The Firm in the future! Things are really starting to break our way in this war right now! A few weeks ago, the UWL was riding high against us! They had things going their way! But now...hey...The Firm has the upper hand!"
Rhodes: "I stand here tonight with the elite of our sport! Not 'sports entertainment'! Our sport, which is professional wrestling! Schultz and Hall are gonna win tonight! 'Stardust' has no doubt about that, daddy! The Firm is gonna further cement their position in this war with the UWL! We are moving towards a time when we will start establishing our dominance! And once that happens, well, it will be like that Elite 8 game between Duke and Louisville a few weeks ago! Louisville was the better team! They had the superior talent! But underdog Duke hung with them to well into the second half! And then Louisville asserted their dominance and wound up routing Duke by 22 points! That's what we have here! The UWL wrestlers are the underdogs as they face the elite in The Firm! Recently, they fired off a good run against us! But you can feel it in the air! The Firm, like Louisville, is starting to assert their superioritay! And I am proud to say that I am going to do my part to make sure The Firm wins this war and we rule!"
Nash: "Just have a quick message for all the UWL tag teams out there! We'll be taking your names and kicking all of your asses while defending these titles at arenas all across this country in the weeks and months ahead! Thank you!"
Rude: "Let it be known that the 'Ravishing One' is on the lookout for UWL dragons to slay! I am setting my sights on all the singles titles here! All men's champions have been put on notice! Rick Rude is gonna do his part for The Firm and win a championship for the good of the organization! One day, we'll hold all the men's championships! And then, we'll make our open power-play for the biggest title of all! And that's as the ones who hold all the power in the UWL!"
Adonis: "It is great to be in the company of great men! I'm Adrian Adonis! And I'm proud to be the newest member of the only organization to be part of in wrestling, The Firm! I got a phone call a few weeks back from Director Ted DiBiase! He said that he'd always admired my toughness! He said I reminded him of a street fighter but with great wrestling skill! It's obvious that Mr. DiBiase knows talent! I am tough! I grew up in Hell's Kitchen in New York! You have to be tough to survive there, boys and girls! If you're weak in Hell's Kitchen, you won't survive! You will get your ass kicked again and again!
"Lex Luger! He's a pretty boy! Comes out here showing off his muscles and pretty white teeth! He'd be great as a model for 'Muscle & Fitness' magazine! But I don't respect pretty boys! Luger, he wouldn't last five minutes in Hell's Kitchen! He makes me sick! Lex Luger made the big mistake of tangling with Director DiBiase! When you mess with one member of The Firm...then you're messing with all members of The Firm! Luger paid a heavy price for his stupidity at 'Spring Mayhem'! Now, he says he wants a match with me! Luger! I'll fight you anytime, anywhere, and show you why a guy from Hell's Kitchen is far tougher than a Florida pretty boy!"
Ted: "Adrian, it is truly an honor to have you as a member of The Firm! I know this man's background in this sport! I know what Adrian can bring to the table for our organization! He is outstanding in the ring! And he is one tough son-of-a-bitch! Luger! You tangle with the bull known as Adrian Adonis, mark my words, you'll get the horns, pal! Hahahaha!"
'Born in the USA' played over the p.a. system and out walked Pres. Watts on the entrance stage. He had a mic. Not much response for Bill.
Ted: "Still seething from being outsmarted by me last week, President Watts?!"
Watts: "I have to say that you stunned me last week, Ted. And I would be lying if I didn't say that I was still a little pissed about it. I knew that you had to be working behind the scenes with Adonis leading up to 'Spring Mayhem'. Tonight, as we've heard, that's been openly admitted. But, we all have to move on."
Ted: "I have to admit that it's nice to hear you say that I'm a superior thinker to you, Watts! Hahahaha!"
Watts: "Yeah. Whatever. I came out here tonight because I have a message to deliver to David Schultz. The UWL Championship Committee has decided that since David Schultz beat Ken Patera last week, albeit under controversial circumstances, if Schultz beats Lex Luger tonight, he will face Roddy Piper in a UWL World Title match right here on 'Slam!' next Tuesday."
Ted: "Finally! The Firm is getting it's just due! President Watts! You just go ahead and print up those contracts! That UWL World Title match is going to happen next week and a big piece of the puzzle will be put into place when we seize control of the big gold belt! It will be a gigantic leap forward for us in our war with the UWL! Once we win the World Title, the clock will be on the verge of striking midnight for the UWL as it was! Because it won't be long after that that taking total control of this company will be in our grasp and we will usher in the era of The Firm here in the UWL!"
Schultz: "President Watts! You tell Roddy Piper not to damage the World Title between now and next Tuesday! Because I want that belt to be in perfect condition when I win it!"
'Money' played over the p.a. system as members of The Firm talked in the ring and Watts looked on from the entrance stage.)
(Announcers discussed Pres. Watts coming out and stating that if Schultz wins tonight he gets a UWL World Title shot against Roddy Piper next week. Hyped still to come: Greg Valentine returns from his 60-day suspension; Lord Humongous & Missing Link vs. Harley Race & Wahoo McDaniel (w/ JJ Dillon); former UWL Women's World Champion Tina Ferrari makes an appearance since losing the title and her undefeated streak at 'Spring Mayhem'; David Schultz vs. Lex Luger; Ken Patera vs. Scott Hall; an i'view with 'Bad Boy' Brunzell; an i'view with DDP; and more! Said the in-ring debut of the Sacred Anvil was next!)
(Video aired for the 'Deja Vu Presents: Thunderstruck' PPV - Sunday - June 9 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena - 8pm E/5pm P - Tickets on sale this Saturday, Apr. 27 @ 10am PST!)
(Video aired from last week where Father Dutch gave a new name to his newest congregant Jim Neidhart.
FD: "I just had the most wonderful vision. Brother James! The Almighty has laid it upon me to tell you that your name is to be changed because you're a new man!"
Jim: "You mean like when God changed Jacob's name to Israel?!" (Neidhart strokes goatee.)
FD: "Yes! Brother Jim, from this moment forward, your new name will be...The Sacred Anvil! You are to be an enforcer for the Lord!"
Jim: "Halle-frickin'-lujah! Thank you, Father Dutch!)
The Sacred Anvil (w/ Father Dutch & Grog) vs. Norman Smiley
(Gregorian chants filled the arena and Sacred Anvil, Father Dutch & Grog came to the ring to loud boos.
The Sacred Anvil wore tights similar to those he wore in the Hart Foundation, only these were white, silver and black with black boots. On the back of his tights right in the middle of the back was a golden anvil surrounded by a white light. His black boots had the same design on the outside of each one. Grog was in his usual silver and black mask and silver and black leg-length tights with silver crosses on the outside of the legs and black boots and Father Dutch was in his usual priest's attire.
The Sacred Anvil basically destroyed Smiley with some power moves and finished Smiley off with the forward fireman's carry slam (aka, Wasteland). Anvil covered Smiley and hooked the leg. 1...2...3! Ref called for the bell.
Father Dutch and Grog got in the ring and Father Dutch pulled a vial of holy water out of a small black bag and sprinkled some on the downed Smiley and then blessed Smiley. Father Dutch then took the r.a. mic from Lee Marshall and stood over Smiley.
FD: "Norman Smiley. Your sins are now forgiven."
WINNER: Anvil - Pinfall - Forward Fireman's Carry Slam - 2:07)
(After the match: Lee Marshall interviewed Father Dutch and Sacred Anvil.
LN: "Sacred Anvil, that was quite an impressive debut. Do you have a name for your finisher?"
SA: "It was impressive because righteousness is on my side thanks to his spokesman here on earth, Father Dutch! As for the finisher, I've been fasting and praying and asking the Lord to give me a proper name for it since I am his enforcer! But the Lord hasn't spoken to me about it yet! But He will! I know it! Because I am doing his work!"
LN: "Father Dutch, what say you?"
FD: "Well done, Sacred Anvil. Well done my faithful congregant. He just showed the sinner Norman Smiley that the path to righteouness is a rough road. I hope that Smiley will think about the beating he took tonight and come to the knowledge of truth and turn from his wicked ways.
"One man who apparently has yet to turn from his wicked ways is Dallas Page! Page, there is still hope for you! The beating you took in our confessional match at 'Spring Mayhem' was the first step you had to take on the road to righteousness! Your path to redemption is still a long and painful one! But, you can be salvaged! Open your eyes to the truth contained in Father Dutch!"
Gregorian chants played as the trio left the ring and headed back up the aisle to more boos.)
(Announcers discussed the Sacred Anvil winning his UWL debut in impressive fashion. Hyped still to come: Greg Valentine returns from his 60-day suspension; Lord Humongous & Missing Link vs. Harley Race & Wahoo McDaniel (w/ JJ Dillon); former UWL Women's World Champion Tina Ferrari makes an appearance since losing the title and her undefeated streak at 'Spring Mayhem'; David Schultz vs. Lex Luger; Ken Patera vs. Scott Hall; an i'view with DDP; and more! Said an i'view with 'Bad Boy' Brunzell was next!)
(In-ring: Marshall i'viewed 'Bad Boy' Brunzell.
'Bad Boys' by the Miami Sound machine played over the p.a. system and out came Brunzell to fairly solid boos. Brunzell was wearing his black derby hat, a black t-shirt with 'Bad Boy' in white lettering on the front, blue jeans and penny loafers. He also had the construction paper practice belt that his mother made him before his match for the President's Championship at 'Spring Mayhem' slung over his shoulder.
When Brunzell stepped into the ring, crowd started chanting 'Jim! Jim!'
BBB: "Stop it! All of you! Cut it out! I mean it! I'll come down there and start kicking posteriors in these brand new penny loafers my mom sent me the other day!"
'Jim' chants continued and Brunzell covered his ears as he stood in the ring. Brunzell uncovered his ears and the chants continued and he covered them again.
BBB (with ears still covered): "My name is 'Bad Boy' Brunzell! 'Bad Boy'! 'Bad Boy'! 'Bad Boy'!"
LM: "'Bad Boy', we need to get on with the interview."
Chants started to die down and Brunzell finally uncovered his ears.
LM: "Well, 'Bad Boy', unfortunately for you, you were unable to win the President's Championship at 'Spring Mayhem'. But I notice that you still have the construction paper practice belt your mother gave you. What is the deal with that?"
BBB: "First off, Lee Marshall, if you laugh at me once during this interview then I'm leaving. You show this bad boy some respect this time. Got me?"
LM: "Well what?"
BBB: "Aren't you going to apologize for laughing so hard at me a couple of weeks ago?"
LM: "I can't do that."
BBB: "Why not?"
LM: "Because I'll start laughing."
BBB: "Don't let me catch you laughing during this interview or it's over! These people want to hear what this bad boy has to say!"
Marshall had to put his hand over his mouth and turn away from Brunzell.
BBB: "Are you laughing at me?! I just saw your shoulders shake a little bit! Look at me, dag nabit!"
Marshall had to briefly compose himself and then turned around.
LM: "I'm not laughing. Just had to stifle a cough."
BBB: "I bet."
LM: "OK. 'Bad Boy', could you please tell us why have that construction paper practice belt with you?"
BBB: "Since I didn't win the President's Championship, I've decided to declare this belt an official title in the UWL!"
Brunzell held the title up in front of him.
BBB: "As you can see, I've placed a sticker across the centerpiece of the belt. And in fine point black Sharpie marker, the most expensive there is, I have written 'Bad Boy Championship'! What better person to be the first holder of the 'Bad Boy Championship' than the premiere bad boy in wrestling...me!"
LM: "Have you gotten clearance from the UWL Championship Committee to defend that title here officially?"
BBB: "No, I haven't. But who wouldn't want to win a championship that makes you a bad boy?"
LM: "I see the strap is made of only the finest construction paper. Where did your mother get that paper from? Paris? London? New York? Rite-Aid?"
BBB: "Are you insulting the 'Bad Boy Championship', Marshall?! I'll have you know it took my mom 20 minutes to make this belt!"
Marshall covered his mouth again and turned away from Brunzell.
BBB: "Don't laugh or I'm hittin' the bricks!"
Pres. Watts walked out on the entrance stage unannounced. He had a mic. Very little response to Watts.
BW: "'Bad Boy' Brunzell, I was listening to what you were saying about creating a new title. In most cases, I wouldn't allow a title created by a wrestler to be defended in the UWL. But in this case I'll make an exception. Next week on 'Slam!', you're gonna have your first defense of that title. And the man you will be defending it againt is...Brain Blair! Let's get ready to hook 'em up for the 'Bad Boy Championship'! Hahahaha!"
Marshall could no longer contain himself and burst out laughing. Brunzell saw Marshall laughing and went over and grabbed the mic out of Marshall's hands as Marshall fell against the ropes from laughing so hard.
BBB: "Next week, no one's gonna be laughing when I take Brian Blair down and retain this title that was made by the loving hands of my mom! Lee Marshall! You can go to H-e-double hockey sticks, mister!"
Marshall really lost it and fell on the mat and started pounding his fist on the mat because he was laughing so hard. Brunzell angrily threw down the mic and went and stood on the middle buckle and hoisted his construction paper title in the air and then left the ring and stalked back up the aisle as the fans started chanting 'Jim' at him again.)
(Announcers discussed Watts allowing Brunzell to defend his construction paper title on next week's 'Slam!' against former tag partner Brian Blair. Hyped still to come: Greg Valentine returns from his 60-day suspension; former UWL Women's World Champion Tina Ferrari makes an appearance since losing the title and her undefeated streak at 'Spring Mayhem'; David Schultz vs. Lex Luger; Ken Patera vs. Scott Hall; an i'view with DDP; and more! Said Wahoo & Harley vs. Lord Humongous & Missing Link was coming up!)
(Video aired for the 'UWL on Tour': Fri. - Apr. 26 - Jakson, MS - MS Coliseum; Sat. - Apr. 27 - Biloxi, MS - MS Coast Coliseum; Fri. - May 10 - Johnson City, TN - Freedom Hall; Sat. - May 11 - Jackson, TN - Oman Arena; Fri. - May 17 - Frankfort, KY - Frankfort Convention Center; Sat. - May 18 - Bowling Green, KY - Anderson Arena; Fri. - June 7 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena @ Boston Univ.; Sat. - June 8 - Springfield, MA - Massmutual Center; Fri. - June 21 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena; Sat. - June 22 - Kingston, RI - Ryan Center. More info, visit: uwlslam.com!)
(Video aired from last week of the confrontation between Wahoo McDaniel, Harley Race and mgr. JJ Dillon.
WM: "Anyone who watched the match between me and Roddy Piper at 'Spring Mayhem' knows...they know...that I should have won the match! I beat Roddy Piper from pillar-to-post! I had him on the brink of defeat! Victory should have been mine and would have been mine...had someone done their job!"
Wahoo turned and glared at Harley. Race seemed taken aback by Wahoo's statement.
HR: "What are you talking about?! You're the one who got pinned, Wahoo!"
WM: "Harley! You had a job to do in the match and you botched it! I can't believe you are an 8-time World Champion! You can't seem to handle the simplest duties handed to you!"
Race and Wahoo then got nose-to-nose with each other and were having words off-mic when JJ stepped in to separate the pair.
JJ: "Harley! Go stand in the corner!"
JJ: "You heard me, Harley! Go stand in the corner...now!"
Race glared at JJ and Wahoo stepped in front of JJ and pointed for Race to go stand in the corner.
JJ: "Just do it, Harley!"
Race looked on in disbelief and then Race, after a brief staredown with Wahoo, did as he was told and went and stood against the buckles.)
(Backstage: Larry Nelson i'viewed Race, Dillon and Wahoo.
LN: "Gentlemen, we just witnessed video from last week of a confrontation between all three of you. JJ, are there really no serious problems in JJ Dillon Enterprises right now?"
JJ: "I am getting quite tired of answering this question. But, I'll say it again. There are no serious problems in the ranks of JJ Dillon Enterprises. Occasionally, even guys on the same team will butt heads in a dispute. What you saw last week was just a minor dispute between guys on the same team. It is over now. We are all on the same page. Things couldn't be better in JJ Dillon Enterprises."
LN: "Wahoo, what are your thoughts on tagging up with Harley Race tonight against the powerhouse team of Lord Humongous and the Missing Link?"
WM: "Larry, I can tell you that I will carry my share of the load in this match with Lord Humongous and Missing Link. The question is, can Harley uphold his end of the bargain and do his job?"
HR: "What the hell kind of question is that, Wahoo?! I can more than carry my weight in the match!"
WM: "Well, you didn't carry your weight and do your job at 'Spring Mayhem' in my match with Roddy Piper for the UWL World Title. You couldn't complete the simple task you were given! How can I feel confident having you as my tag team partner tonight?! Why should I believe that you can uphold your end of the bargain against a team like Lord Humongous and Missing Link?!"
HR: "I can match-up with anybody, Wahoo! You're the one who lost to Roddy Piper! Quit blaming me for your failure!"
WM: "Why you..."
Wahoo lunged forward and grabbed Race and the two started struggling with each other. JJ stepped in and separated the pair.
JJ: "We've got a huge match coming up here! Save the violence for our opponents! Let's go! Larry Nelson! There are no major problems! None!"
JJ and his men left the interview area as Nelson sent it back to ringside.)
Harley Race & Wahoo McDaniel (w/ JJ) vs. Lord Humongous & Missing Link (w/ Dark Journey)
(Race, Wahoo and JJ came to the ring to strong boos. JJ was in a suit.
After a brief pause, the music-only version of 'Breaking The Law' by Judas Priest blared over the p.a. system. Out on the entrance stage came Lord Humongous, Missing Link and mgr. Dark Journey to a loud ovation. The trio made their way to the ring.
Once at ringside, Link slammed his hard head against the ring post three times. Lord got up on the apron, pounded his chest with his right fist and then pointed at Wahoo and Harley. Link got in the ring and stomped around as Lord stepped over the top rope into the ring.
Short, explosive match that saw Race and Wahoo give the bizarre pair a battle. JJ never interfered. A pin try on Wahoo by Humongous was broken up with a stomp to the back by Race.
At the end of the match, Link and Race were the legal men in the ring. Race was on the offensive and picked up Link and dropped him throat-fist across the top rope. Link crashed to the mat and was holding his throat by the ropes. Race then grabbed the top rope and stomped on Link's chest. Ref counted and Race let go of the top rope at the count of four. Race grabbed Link and bodyslammed him into position for a turnbuckle move. Race mounted the middle buckle and came off with a diving headbutt. Big mistake. Race's head slammed into Link's head and it was Race who got the worst of it. Race down on the mat holding his head. Link made it to his feet just as the dazed Race was getting up. Link moved in and blistered Race with a rapid-fire series of headbutts with his rock hard head. Link then hoisted Race in the air, spun around and nailed Race with the high angle spinebuster (aka, Alabama slam) and covered Race and hooked the leg. 1... Wahoo got into the ring to break up the pin try but Lord hit the ring and nailed Wahoo with a big running clothesline that sent Wahoo hurtling over the top rope and down to the floor. ...2...3! Ref called for the bell as the fans cheered.
Journey got into the ring. Ref raised Lord's hand in victory but Link was hesitant to give the ref his hand until Journey told Link it was OK. Link cautiously held out his hand and the ref raised it and Link then quickly pulled his hand away from the ref. Lord and Link left the ring and dropped to the floor. Journey climbed out on the apron and jumped into Lord's arms and he caught her around the hips and lowered her to her feet on the floor. The victorious trio then headed to the back.
Harley still laying on the mat in another mental universe. Wahoo recovered on the floor and was furious and went over and started having words with JJ. Wahoo pointed an accusatory finger at Harley and JJ nodded in agreement to what Wahoo was saying. JJ then signaled for Wahoo to leave the ringside area. Wahoo and JJ left and headed back up the aisle, leaving the just recovering Harley on his own in the ring. Ref helped the unsteady Race to his feet. Race showed his gratitude by shoving the ref away. Race looked around and saw JJ and Wahoo were gone. Race stood in the ring with a look of disbelief on his face. Race then shook his head 'no' and then made his way to the floor and walked slowly to the back.
WINNER: Lord & Link - Pinfall - Link pinned Race with the High Angle Spinebuster - 5:20)
(Announcers discussed the win by Lord and Link. Also discussed the obviously escalating problems between Wahoo, Harley and JJ even though JJ insists there are no serious problems in JJ Dillon Enterprises. Hyped still to come: Greg Valentine returns from his 60-day suspension; former UWL Women's World Champion Tina Ferrari makes her first appearance since losing the title and her undefeated streak at 'Spring Mayhem'; David Schultz vs. Lex Luger; Ken Patera vs. Scott Hall; and more! Said an i'view w/ DDP was next!)
(In-ring: Lee Marshall i'viewed DDP.
DDP came to the ring in street clothes to the strains of the music-only version of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. DDP got a good ovation coming to the ring. DDP slapped hands with fans when coming down the aisle.
Once in the ring, DDP made the Diamond sign and did the 'Bang!' gesture.
LM: "Dallas Page, you are coming off a controversial loss to Father Dutch in the confessional match at 'Spring Mayhem'. Earlier tonight, we heard Father Dutch out here saying that you're still a sinner and that your only path to righteousness would be an excrutiating one. Are you thinking of accepting Father Dutch's offer for his version of salvation?"
DDP: "Surely ye jest, Lee Marshall? There is no way on God's green earth that I would ever repent of anything before Father Dutch or any of his loopy congregants. That man is totally off his rocker. I want no part of his version of religion. He's a con. He's power mad. He's abusive. And he cloaks it all in the smokescreen of saving souls. I think Father Dutch knows exactly what he is doing. He just likes to control people. He's trying to gain as many followers as possible that he can completely control in every facet of their lives. That's what Father Dutch is all about.
"I was stunned when I was attacked by Jim Neidhart, whose now called by the ridiculous name the Sacred Anvil. I knew Neidhart was a wild and crazy guy. But I never thought he would fall for the line of bullcrap from a guy like Father Dutch. Neidhart, or Sacred Anvil, cost me the confessional match. I'm gonna continue my fight against Father Dutch and all of his congregation. I want another match with Father Dutch. I want payback for what he and his stooges did to me at 'Spring Mayhem'."
Father Dutch, Grog and Sacred Anvil all walked out on the entrance stage. FD had a mic. They were booed.
FD: "Dallas Page! Sinner! So, you want another match with me?! You say that you want to pay me back for what was done to you by us at 'Spring Mayhem'! Open your eyes, Page! Can't you see what I tried to do for you in our confessional match! I was trying to get you to pay attention to your wicked ways by beating you within an inch of your life! I wanted you to see what your sinful life had wrought! But, there you stand in the ring, still stupid and stiff-necked, resistant to the truth! I am all for another match with you! Because maybe when I destroy you this time, you will have the awakening you need to make the necessary changes in your life to begin your journey down the path to righteousness and start following the ultimate purveyor of the truth...me!"
DDP: "We can have a match right now, Father Dutch! Get your less-than-holy ass in this ring!"
FD: "I would love to come down there right now and set you straight. But the Almighty has told me to wait. Our next confessional match will take place on His..."
Pres. Watts walked out on the entrance stage with mic in hand. Nil repsonse from the crowd.
BW: "Father Dutch, a higher power will indeed determine when the next match will take place between you and Dallas Page. And that higher power is me."
FD: "President Watts! Do not blaspheme in front of a holy man like me! You are a..."
BW: "Can the Elmer Gantry-like religious chatter, Father Dutch! Next week on 'Slam!', you will be facing Dallas Page in another match! And it won't be a confessional match! No! You guys are gonna square off in a...falls count anywhere match! God Bless!"
Crowd cheered as Father Dutch brooded on the stage with his congregants as a charged up DDP looked on from the ring.)
(Announcers discussed Watts making the Falls Count Anywhere match between DDP and Father Dutch for next week's show. Hyped still to come: Greg Valentine returns from his 60-day suspension; David Schultz vs. Lex Luger; Ken Patera vs. Scott Hall; and more! Said former UWL Women's World Champion Tina Ferrari makes her first appearance since losing the title and her undefeated streak at 'Spring Mayhem' next!)
(Pics aired of Madusa defeating Tina Ferrari to become the new UWL Women's World Champion at the 'Spring Mayhem' PPV.)
(In-ring: The return of Tina Ferrari.
'Invincible' by Pat Benatar played over the p.a. system. Ferrari came out on the entrance stage to very loud boos. She was in a black mini-skirt, black tank top and black heels. The tiara was gone. She had a mic. She power-walked to the ring and had a look of determination on her face. Once in the ring, Tina soaked in the boos for a moment.
Tina: "At 'Spring Mayhem', the end came for me. My 26-month undefeated streak in the UWL...gone. My 14-month UWL Women's World Title reign...gone. All of it gone in three seconds. To say it was devastating for me would be an understatement. Losing doesn't happen to Tina Ferrari. I don't know how to cope with losing because I'm not a loser like all you people. My life has been nothing but win, win, win. Three seconds have changed my life in ways I could have never imagined. I've been a loser for three seconds in my entire life. For you people, being a winner for three seconds would be the highlight of your existence.
"I've now had to figure out how to deal with this and move forward. I must re-build everything. I will begin a new winning streak. I will be the UWL Women's World Champion again. And I'm looking to start both in my very next match. I need President Watts to come down here."
Pres. Watts made his way to the ring. Fans appeared to be getting annoyed just seeing him. He had a mic.
BW: "I think I know what you want, Tina..."
Tina: "If you think it's you, President Watts, you're sadly mistaken."
BW: "I'll let that smart-ass remark pass for right now. UWL Women's World Champion Madusa. Please come to the ring."
The song 'American Woman' played over the p.a. system and out came Madusa to a solid ovation. Madusa was in street clothes and had the title slung over her shoulder. She slapped hands with fans on the way to the ring. She also had a mic. Madusa acknowledged the crowd once in the ring.
BW: "Tina, it's obvious that you want to trigger the re-match clause in your contract and face Madusa again for the title."
Tina: "You've got that right! I want that re-match with Madusa, ASAP! This time you're going down, sister! I'm winning that belt back and starting a new undefeated streak!"
Madusa: "Tina! I promised that I would beat you and end your undefeated streak and Women's World Title reign and I did it! I feel real confident right now! I know I can beat you again! And the only thing you'll have going for you after our next clash is a two match losing streak!"
Tina: "Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! I don't lose two in a row! Especially to someone like you, Madusa! That belt's already as good as regained by me! Hope you've enjoyed your blip on the radar championship run! You're lucky to have even gotten that!"
Madusa: "We'll see how lucky the next time we meet! I didn't need luck to beat you at 'Spring Mayhem'! I knew I could win and I did it! This belt says so!"
BW: "Ladies, and I use that term very loosely for you, Tina, this is what we're gonna do. Tina Ferrari has a re-match clause in her contract. She wants to trigger it. And the re-match will take place next week on 'Slam!' Tina Ferrari! Madusa! Get ready to hook 'em up!"
Fans cheered as Tina and Madusa engaged in a staredown to end the segment.)
(Announcers talked about Tina getting her Women's World Title next week on the program. Hyped still to come: Greg Valentine returns from his 60-day suspension; David Schultz vs. Lex Luger; and more! Said Patera vs. Hall was next!)
(Video aired from last week of Schultz beating Patera with outside help from fellow Firm member Scott Hall.)
Scott Hall (The Firm) vs. Ken Patera
(Patera came to the ring to a strong ovation.
Hall came out alone with his tag belt around his waist. Hall got to the end of the ramp and turned and signaled for somebody to come out. It was Kevin Nash. Mixed crowd reaction for the pair as they came to the ring. Nash didn't have his tag title with him.
Patera and Hall slugged it out. During the match, out on the floor Nash dropped Patera with a running clothesline while Hall distracted the ref in the ring. Nash pulled Patera up and nailed Patera with a couple of punches to the head and then threw Patera back in the ring. Hall had some pin tries but couldn't put Patera away. At another point in the match, Hall and Patera had collided and Patera went down next to the ropes. As the ref checked on Hall, Nash drug Patera's head and shoulders out on the apron and nailed Patera with some more punches to the head.
At the end of the match, Hall was on the offensive. Hall worked over Patera with slaps upside the head and then dropped Patera with a discus punch. Hall snapped up Patera and grabbed Patera around the waist and drove Patera back-first into the buckles. Patera staggered out of the corner and Hall quickly mounted the middle buckle and dropped Patera with a diving bulldog. Hall for the cover. 1...2...2-1/2... Patera kicked out. Crowd buzzing. Hall grabbed Patera, whipped Patera into the ropes and caught Ken coming off by the throat. Hall prepared to chokeslam Patera but Patera stunned Hall with a series of elbow strikes to the side of the head, breaking Hall's grip. Patera whipped Hall into the ropes and caught Hall coming off with the Russian hammer. Crowd popped. Nash grabbed Hall's tag belt off the timekeeper's table. Patera circled behind Hall waiting for Hall to start making his way to his feet.
Ref looking on at Patera and Hall as Nash climbed into the ring and prepared to strike Patera from behind with the belt. Crowd erupted as Lord Humongous hit the ring, blew past everyone and violently tackled Nash and the two tumbled through the top and middle rope down to the floor. Crowd eating it up. With Nash out of the way, Hall slowly made it to his feet. Patera moved in and locked Hall into the full nelson and blasted Hall with his full nelson slam finisher. Patera covered Hall and hooked the leg. 1...2...3! Ref called for the bell. Fans loving it. Ref raised Patera's hand in victory.
Nash made it to his feet on the floor and got up facing away from Lord Humongous. Nash turned around and saw Lord and jumped back. Lord pounded on his chest and then pointed at Nash. Nash and Humongous now glared at each other. UWL security came charging out and got between Lord and Nash before anything could happen between them. Fans booed security. Security grabbed Lord and Lord responded by throwing them off. Nash yelling at Lord as security kept Nash at bay. More security came to ringside. Lord gestured for Nash to come at him. Hall had recovered in the ring and jumped down to the floor in front of Lord. Hall shoved Lord. Lord went to move on Hall but security grabbed Lord. Hall kicked Lord in the nether regions. Nash broke free from security and jumped on Lord and started flailing away on Lord. Security tried to get a hold of the situation and pull the men apart. Missing Link came charging down to ringside. Security went to restrain Link. Lord broke free of security again and started firing back on Nash. Hall joined Nash. Link fought through security and nailed Hall with a headbutt that staggered Hall. Security finally able to separate Nash and Lord. A wall of security now separated the two teams. Crowd into it. Some guy in the front row with curly hair and wearing the funny nose and glasses threw popcorn at the wrestlers and security. Link and Lord were looking on as Nash was yelling at Lord and Link as Hall was regaining his bearings from the headbutt by Link. Lord pointed at Nash again. Link started slamming his own head on the apron. Security was finally able to hustle Hall and Nash around the ring and back up the aisle. Remaining security was on the floor holding Lord and Link back from going after them. As they were being herded up the aisle, Nash turned, pointed and yelled back at Lord and Link. Hall said nothing as he was holding his head and suffering a terrible headache courtesy of Missing Link. Security working on calming down an angry Lord and Link at ringside. Dark Journey came down to ringside and was able to calm her two men down and lead them back up the aisle to the cheers of the fans.
WINNER: Patera - Pinfall - Full Nelson Slam - 9:26)
(Announcers discussed Patera gaining a measure of revenge against his former Firm mates by beating Scott Hall. Also discussed the post-match altercation between Lord Humongous and Missing Link against Hall and Nash. Hyped still to come: David Schultz vs. Lex Luger; and more! Said Greg Valentine's return from his 60-day suspension is coming up!)
(Backstage: Nelson i'viewed Lex Luger.
Asked about tonight's match-up with David Schultz, where if Schultz wins he gets a UWL World Title match against champ Roddy Piper next week.
Lex: "I can think of nothing sweeter than beating a member of The Firm and costing him his chance at winning the World Title! Right now, Hall and Nash of The Firm hold the World Tag Team Titles! We UWL wrestlers must...MUST...do everything in our power to keep The Firm from winning all the championships here! If The Firm ever succeeds in their goal of holding all the gold, then they will seek to implement the final part of their master plan! And that's the complete takeover of the UWL! We cannot allow that to happen! There's too much at stake here! And it goes well beyond the wrestlers!
"You've got the livelihoods of all the people who work for the UWL to think about here! Whether they work in the front office or the production trucks! Whether they set up the ring or work security! Whether they work backstage or pick up the trash! Every single UWL employee is threatened by The Firm's grandiose plans! Tonight, I'm gonna do my damndest to make sure David Schultz doesn't even get a whiff of a World Title shot next week against Roddy Piper!")
(Video aired from the 2/19 'Slam!' of Pres. watts suspending Greg Valentine for 60 days.
BW: "First, as you all know, Greg Valentine failed to regain the UWL World Title two nights ago at 'Winter Warfare' against Roddy Piper in a Dog Collars and Chain match."
BW: "Later in the evening, as an angry Valentine was walking out of a bar, a couple of people heckled the loser of the World Title match. Valentine responded by physically assaulting the pair. I want it made perfectly clear right now! As President, I will not tolerate any UWL wrestler attacking anyone in a situation where they weren't physically provoked first! Only words were hurled at Valentine! And Greg Valentine crossed a serious line when he laid his hands on those people.
"So, because of Greg Valentine's actions Sunday night...I have decided to suspend Valentine for 60 days without pay and fine him $100,000 dollars!"
(In-ring: Gary Hart was standing in the middle of the ring in a suit with mic in hand. He was getting some boos, but it wasn't overwhelming.
Hart: "Good evening. I'm manager Gary Hart. For the last two months, the UWL has been without one its biggest stars because of a 60-day suspension imposed upon him unfairly by President Watts. This man was suspended for the crime of defending himself against druken louts outside a bar in Morgantown, West Virginia, after the 'Winter Warfare' pay-per-view. But now he's back. And he is gonna be better than ever. I give you...Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine!"
Valentine now had entrance music as the music-only version of 'All Along The Watchtower' by Jimi Hendrix filled the arena. Crowd now loudly booed as Valentine, dressed in a black short-sleeve shirt, gray slacks and black dress shoes came out on the entrance stage. He had a mic. Valentine made his way to the ring as the boos continued.
Once in the ring, Valentine and Hart embraced and then Valentine stood and soaked in the love from the crowd.
GV: "I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack! Haha!"
GV: "For the past two months, I have been forced to stay away from the sport that I love because I'm so good at it! As Gary mentioned, President Watts suspended me, without pay I might add, because I used my God-given right of self-defense against a couple of hecklers after the 'Winter Warfare' show! It was an unfair suspension! But, the good news for all of you is that I didn't let it get me down! Instead, I used my time away from the UWL wisely! I trained harder than I've ever trained in my life! I watched and studied videos of the different wrestlers in the company! I had 60 days to make myself even better than I was before I was unjustly suspended! Again, suspended without pay!
"I'm in better shape now than I've ever been both mentally and physically! 'The Hammer' is ready to conquer the world...again! Knowing Watts, he'll start me back down at the bottom rung of the ladder! I'll have to work my way back into title contention! And you can take this to the bank! I will succeed! In the very near future I will be back at the top of the mountain! Watts, he can throw any obstacle in my way that he wants! He's not gonna stop me because I'm too focused! I'm too determined! President Watts, he thinks..."
'Born in the USA' played over the p.a. system and out on the entrance stage came Pres. Watts with mic in hand. Very little crowd response for his appearance.
Once the music stopped, fans started chanting: 'Go home Bill Watts!' followed by rhythmic clapping.
Chants and clapping grew louder.
BW: "I will go home...as soon as the show is over."
Chanting and clapping continued.
BW: "Greg Valentine. First of all, I want to correct something both you and your manager Gary Hart said earlier. You were not suspended for 60 days because you defended yourself from a physical attack. If that were the case I would have never suspended you...without pay. You went out of your way to assault a couple of hecklers. That's why you were suspended. Truth does not seem to be a strongsuit with you two."
GV: "It's all in one's perception, Bill."
BW: "There's perception and then there's the facts, Greg. The facts back up why you were suspended."
Hart: "President Watts, did you come out here for some reason other than to besmirch the fine character of Mr. Valentine and myself?"
BW: "Why, yes I did, Gary. Greg, I have a gift for you on the occasion of your return."
GV: "What is it? Are you resigning as President of the UWL?"
BW: "Unfortunately for you, no. Instead, the gift is a match. A match you will be wrestling on next week's show."
GV: "That's my kind of gift! Who's the unlucky victim gonna be?!"
BW: "He's been a friend of mine for a long time. And you'll find out who it is next week when you face him."
GV: "Not gonna tell us, huh? That's all right! If he's a friend of yours then I doubt I'll break much of a sweat putting him down for the count!"
BW: "Greg, I would tread lightly there. It may just be him who's putting you down for the count. Get ready to hook 'em up with my friend!"
Greg and Hart looked at each other as Watts exited the stage. Hart and Valentine then had an intense off-mic conversation as the segemnt ended.)
(Video aired for the 'UWL Top 5' for the week of 4-21 thru 4-27.
* Top 5 determined by the UWL Championship Committee.
UWL WORLD CHAMPION: Roddy Piper
1 - Rick Steiner (President's Champion)
2 - Wahoo McDaniel
3 - David Schultz
4 - Hugh Morrus (TV Champion)
5 - Arn Anderson
* The President's Champion is automatically deemed the #1 contender.)
(Announcers hyped next week's huge edition of 'Slam!':
UWL WORLD TITLE*: Roddy Piper (C) vs. David Schultz (The Firm)
(* Match will take place only if Schultz beats Luger tonight in the main event.)
UWL WOMEN'S WORLD TITLE RE-MATCH: Madusa (C) vs. Tina Ferrari
FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE: Father Dutch vs. DDP
'BAD BOY' CHAMPIONSHIP: 'Bad Boy' Brunzell (C) vs. Brian Blair
Hugh Morrus (TVC) & Rick Steiner (PC) vs. The Anderson Brothers
JUST ANNOUNCED: Greg Valentine vs. ???
UWL 'Slam!' Wrestling - Tuesdays - FX - 9:30pm E/P!)
(Announcers said Schultz vs. Luger was next with Schultz getting a World Title shot next week if he defeats Luger.)
Match 5 (If Schultz wins he gets a UWL World Title shot next week!)
David Schultz (The Firm) (w/ Ted DiBiase) vs. Lex Luger
(Schultz and Firm Director DiBiase made their way to the ring to the song 'Money'. The received a mixed crowd reaction.
Luger came to the ring to a solid ovation. Luger slapped hands with fans on the way to the ring.
Luger took 60% of the match, but Schultz was able to repel Luger's chances at victory. DiBiase never interfered.
At the end of the match, Schultz was on the offensive. Schultz had dropped Luger with a clothesline and then Schultz went out on the apron and mounted the top buckle. Schultz came off the top buckle as Luger got to his feet and attempted to hit Luger with an elbow to the head but Luger instead caught Schultz in a bearhug. Schultz struggled briefly in the hold before escaping by clapping his arms against the sides of Luger's head. Schultz then hit Luger with a couple of punches before Luger fought back and brief punch exchange ensued. Schultz got the advantage with a quick knee to Luger's gut. Schultz went to whip Lex into the ropes but Lex reversed and sent Schultz into the ropes and caught Schultz coming off with a powerslam. Luger got to his feet, yelled and signaled it was time for the rack.
Suddenly, Adrian Adonis came out from under the ring just like he did at 'Spring Mayhem' during the DiBiase-Luger match.
Stack: "Adonis was out here with The Firm earlier tonight! How in the world did he get under the ring?!"
Adonis climbed up on the apron. Luger turned and saw him. Luger went over and had a few words with Adonis and then Adonis punched Luger in the jaw. Luger looked on angrily at Adonis and then tore into Adonis with a serious punch assault of his own. Luger hammered away on Adonis as the ref tried to separate the pair. Luger then grabbed Adonis by the shirt and was shaking Adonis violently as Schultz made it to his feet behind Luger. Schultz came up behind Luger and bashed him with a forearm smash across the back. Luger let go of Adonis. Adonis dropped down to the floor. Schultz grabbed Luger and nailed Luger with the Redneck Death Drop (aka, Scorpion Death Drop). Schultz covered Luger and hooked the leg. 1...2...3! Ref called for the bell and raised Schultz's hand in victory as DiBiase got in the ring and also raised Schultz's hand victoriously as a happy, though hurting a little, Adonis applauded from the floor as the program faded to black.
WINNER: Schultz - Pinfall - Redneck Death Drop - 7:42)
Dusty Rhodes (The Firm) vs. DDP
(WINNER: DDP - Pinfall - Diamond Cutter - 10:21)