Re: Universal Wrestling League
UWL 'SLAM!' WRESTLING - EP. 120 - GREEN BAY, WI - RESCH CENTER - 5-7-13 (Taped)
(Announcers Steve Stack and Joe Pedicino welcomed viewers and ran down the program: Arn Anderson vs. Greg Valentine; a video message from Pres. Bill Watts concerning Greg Valentine's assault on Steve Williams last week; an update on Steve 'Dr. Death' Williams; UWL World Champion Roddy Piper is here; The Nasty Boys vs. Wahoo McDaniel & Harley Race; Rip Oliver vs. DDP; President's Championship: Rick Steiner (C) vs. Ole Anderson; an update on whether Tina Ferrari really did quit the UWL last week; Dusty Rhodes vs. Buzz Sawyer; and more.)
(Video aired from two weeks ago of the end of the Hall-Patera match and the confrontation between Hall and Nash of The Firm and Lord Humongous and Missing Link.
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 got up on the apron and started climbing into the ring and prepared to strike Patera from behind with the belt. Crowd erupted as Lord Humongous tore down to the ring. As Nash got into the ring, Lord hit the ring, blew past everyone and violently tackled Nash and the two tumbled through the top and middle ropes 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 him. Security tried to get a hold of the situation and pull the men apart. Missing Link came charging down to ringside. Security went to retain 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 as 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.)
('Money' by Pink Floyd played over the p.a. system and all seven members of The Firm came to the ring. They received a mixed crowd reax. DiBiase and two other members had mics.
The group got in the ring and soaked in the crowd reaction for a moment before speaking.
Nash: "Lord Humongous and Missing Link! You wanna mess with Hall and Nash, huh?! That's fine with us! Bring it on! We're not scared of you two neanderthals! You wanna tangle with the World Tag Team Champions, we'll fight you guys anywhere and anytime! You name the date and place and Hall and Nash will be there! As the video replay that just aired showed, the match was between Hall and Ken Patera! But, you guys had to stick your nose in Firm business! And as other UWL wrestlers can tell you, that's not a good idea by any stretch of the imagination! Feel free to join the body count, Link and Humongous! Because when Hall and Nash get through with you two evolutionary mishaps, you guys will be reduced to nothing more than green scum on the pond from which man emerged!"
Hall: "Hey yo! Man, Missing Link and Lord Humongous! You guys may intimidate some wrestlers out there! But you don't intimidate us! You want a war with us?! Alright! You've started it! But Hall and Nash will finish it! That's all you need to know! Who knows if those guys are even fully human?! I mean, one guy calls himself The Missing Link, man! His name implies that either he's not all there in the DNA department or he's what...half-monster and half-human?! Who in their right mind gets off on slamming their own head into a chair or on the ring post?! That's not normal! And Lord Humongous! Is the guy's face so hideous that it will cause instant death if we see it?! Here's a guy who walks around wearing a hockey mask from the Ken Dryden-era of hockey! Does Humongous even know what millenium we're living in now?! Those guys, they may be big and tough and all that! But they're also not the sharpest knives in the drawer! Those guys have tangled with the wrong tag team! And they're gonna realize that the next time we lock horns with 'em! It will even be understandable for their pea-sized brains to comprehend that they made a huge mistake messing with us!"
Rhodes: "Ladies and Gentleman! 'Stardust' is back in action tonight, baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabyyyyyyyyyyyy! I know you've missed seeing me in action recently! But, the thrill is back! You're all gonna feel a tingle go up and down your leg once I step through these ropes and dispatch another enemy of The Firm! We are just amping things up, daddy! You can feel a seismic shift coming real soon! And it's gonna be in The Firm's favor! We're keepin' our eyes on the prize! We may have some setbacks along the way! But we are gonna win in the end! And I'm gonna love being part of the group that one day is gonna have complete dictatorial control over the UWL! It's comin'! And y'all need to be ready for it!"
Rude: "Roddy Piper! You may have won your match last week against David Schultz! But it was a painful victory for you! The entire Firm has set its sights on you and the UWL World Title! You won a battle, Piper; but you're gonna lose the war, both personally and as a member of the UWL! We're willing to suffer a few casualites in our efforts to wrench the World Championship from your grasp! We'll do whatever we have to do! We will make sacrifices! But The Firm will one day be the owners of the UWL World Title! And Piper, you're gonna pay a severe price at our hands on our way to obtaining the gold!"
Adonis: "It seems that Mr. Lex Luger wants a fight with Mr. Adonis. Great. I'm all in. Touche', Lex, in coming to the defense of your UWL crony Roddy Piper last week. Bravo. (Adonis clapped.) It was well done. I didn't see it coming. You made me realize, Lex, that you're not just a dumb, musclehead pretty boy afterall. You've got some fight in you. I still don't believe that you'd hold up all that well walking through Hell's Kitchen after sundown. Next to my fellow Firm-ites, those guys in the Kitchen are the toughest SOB's walking the planet. But, I think we could have a real interesting scuffle. You want a match with me, Luger? Just sign on the dotted line. I'm more than ready to show you that brains and skill trump muscles and power."
Ted: "Last week, The Firm didn't accomplish a huge goal. Roddy Piper is still walking around as the UWL World Champion. But The Firm is more than one person! It's the elite group in this sport! Piper, you may knock off one of us, but you've still got several other members of the group to deal with! And as was pointed out by Rick Rude, The Firm won't rest until we have control of the big belt! And that day will come! I promise you that day is coming sooner than anyone wants to believe! If it takes wearing Piper down with a non-stop assault from all of us then that's what we'll do! We will beat Piper down until the day comes when he can longer win the battle with us! He will be so battle-weary that there will be no way on God's green earth that he can keep the championship from falling into The Firm's hands! And when we get the World Title, we will have taken a gigantic step towards our naked grab for complete control of the UWL! Hahahaha!")
'Money' played over the p.a. system and The Firm briefly played to the crowd in the ring before heading to the back to a mixed crowd reax.)
(Announcers discussed The Firm promos. Hyped still to come: Arn Anderson vs. Greg Valentine; A video message from Pres. Bill Watts concerning Greg Valentine's assault on Steve Williams last week; an update on Steve 'Dr. Death' Williams; UWL World Champion Roddy Piper is here; The Nasty Boys vs. Wahoo McDaniel & Harley Race; Rip Oliver vs. DDP; an update on whether Tina Ferrari really did quit the UWL last week; Dusty Rhodes vs. Buzz Sawyer; and more. Said the President's Championship match was next!)
Match 1 (President's Championship)
Rick Steiner (C) vs. Ole Anderson
(Ole made his way to the ring first to pretty strong boos. He was alone. As Ole came to the ring, video aired from last week of Ole making Steiner tap out to the cross armbreaker to give Ole and Gene their win against Steiner and TV Champ Hugh Morrus.
After a brief pause, 'Welcome To The Jungle' blared over the p.a. system. Rick Steiner came out to a strong ovation. He had the title on around his waist. Steiner slapped hands with fans and barked on the way to the ring. Steiner then ran around ringside barking and slapping more hands and the crowd barked back.
Steiner then got in the ring and started running and barking some more and Ole jumped Steiner from behind. Ref called for the bell to start the match.
Ole dominated early, but Steiner battled back with pitbull-like tenacity and fought his way back into the match. Rick took control for a brief period before Ole regained the advantage and started working over Steiner's left arm.
At the end of the match, Ole was able to hit Rick with the Divorce Court and apply his cross armbreaker finisher. After a brief struggle, Steiner was able to move close enough to the ropes and get his hand on the bottom rope to force a break in the hold. Ole got up and stomped on Rick's left arm. As Steiner got up, Ole grabbed Steiner's left arm and started pounding on Steiner's left shoulder area. Steiner mustered the strength to fire back on Ole with a punch to the face with his free hand. Ole then struck Steiner in the left shoulder again with his right fist. The two then engaged in a brief punch exchange with Ole punching Steiner in the left shoulder and Steiner popping Ole in the face. Steiner then got the upper hand and nailed Ole with a few uncontested punches. The punches stunned Ole and freed Steiner from Ole's grasp. Steiner then whipped Ole into the ropes and caught Ole coming off with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Ole down. Steiner grabbed his left arm as it was hurting from where Ole had tortured it. Steiner in pain as Ole made it to his feet. Steiner moved in and hoisted Ole across his shoulders. Steiner fought through the pain and managed to nail Ole with his Steiner Driver (aka, Death Valley Driver). Ole down and Steiner was sitting up and grabbed his left arm as he felt the effects from hitting Ole with devastating move. Steiner managed to cover Ole and hook the leg. 1...2...3! Ref called for the bell as the fans cheered. Ref went over and took the title from r.a. Lee Marshall and had a few words for Marhsall.
Ref went over and handed Steiner the belt and raised Steiner's hand in victory. Steiner held his left arm close to his side and carried the belt with his right hand as he exited the ring.
WINNER: Steiner - Pinfall - Steiner Driver - 7:22)
(Announcers discussed Steiner retaining the President's Championship against Ole. Hyped still to come: Arn Anderson vs. Greg Valentine; A video message from Pres. Bill Watts concerning Greg Valentine's assault on Steve Williams last week; an update on Steve 'Dr. Death' Williams; UWL World Champion Roddy Piper is here; The Nasty Boys vs. Wahoo McDaniel & Harley Race; Rip Oliver vs. DDP; Dusty Rhodes vs. Buzz Sawyer; and more. Said an update on Tina Ferrari is coming up!)
(Video aired for the 'Deja Vu Presents: Thunderstruck' - Sunday - June 9 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena - 8pm E/5pm P - Tickets on sale NOW!)
(Announcers intro'd video from last week of the end of Madusa defending the UWL Women's World Title in a re-match against former champ Tina Ferrari and Ferrari quitting after the match.
Tina grabbed Madusa from behind and around the waist. Tina held Madusa for a second and then blasted Madusa with Madusa's own finisher, the German suplex into a bridgeout. Tina for the pin. 1...2...2-7/8... Madusa kicked out. Crowd popped. Tina picked up Madusa and prepared to bodyslam the champ when Madusa stunned Tina by catching her in a small package. 1...2...3! Ref called for the bell as the fans erupted.
Tina absolutely shocked as Madusa made it to her feet and the ref came over and handed Madusa the title and raised her hand in victory to the delight of the crowd.
Ferrari walked over and grabbed the mic out of Marshall's hand. She was furious and glaring at Madusa.
Tina: "This is not happening! I do not lose two matches in a row! That does not happen to Tina Ferrari! I'm the best, not Madusa! I can't believe this! I don't know how to deal with being a loser like all the little people out here! This is not reality! My reality is one of nothing but wins and being the champion forever! But now I have no choice! I... I...quit!"
Crowd popped as Tina slammed the mic down on the canvas, blew past a stunned Madusa and stormed out of the ring to the floor. Tina looked with wide-eyed disbelief at the crowd, many of whom were waving goodbye to her. Tina then made her way up the aisle.)
(UPDATE: Announcers discussed the status of Ferrari.
Pedicino: "Steve, no one in the UWL has been able to contact or find Ferrari all week. She's been texted, e-mailed, called; no response whatsoever from the former Women's Champ. A UWL official went to her home in California and she wasn't there and has only been seen a couple of times by the neighbors since she announced she she was quitting."
Stack: " What has happened to her? UWL officials will keep trying to contact her. But right now, nothing from Tina. This is still an unfolding situation and we'll keep you fans updated here and on uwlslam.com with any new developments.")
(Announcers then said Race and Wahoo vs. The Nasty Boys was coming up!)
(Backstage: Larry Nelson interviewed JJ Dillon Enterprises.
LN: "JJ, everyone is wondering what's going on between Harley, Wahoo and yourself. Are you sure there are no real problems brewing in the camp of JJ Dillon Enterprises?"
JJ: "Larry, how many times do I have to say this? There are no serious problems in the ranks of JJ Dillon Enterprises. The sensationalist media is trying to make it appear there are big problems between us when nothing could be further from the truth. Sensationalism sells. What you have seen recently are just some minor tiffs that can happen within any group. I stress the word 'minor'. We're still on the same page when it comes to doing what's best for us as a unit. And the fans are gonna see that tonight when Wahoo and Harley wrestle the Nasty Boys."
LN: "Wahoo, are you confident heading into the match tonight with the Nasty Boys?"
WM: "I'm confident that we'll win tonight...if Harley does his job. If that doesn't happen then we could be in big trouble."
HR: "I'm getting sick and tired of this! Wahoo, what if you're the one who doesn't carry his share of the load in the match?!"
JJ: "Harley, you need to calm down and..."
HR: "Shut up, JJ! You've so totally buried your nose in Wahoo's rear end..."
WM: "Don't talk like that to JJ! We're supposed to be a team! I know that I'll carry my share of the load in our match tonight! It's you who's dropped the ball on every occasion lately!"
HR: "I'll say what I want to who I want, Wahoo! Ever since you signed with JJ Dillon Enterprises, you've been nothing but a diva! You think everything should be built around you and everyone should kiss your ass and cater to you! If we're a team, then we need to start working like a team!"
WM: "No, Harley! You need to be more of a team player if we're gonna succeed! And don't ever call me a diva again! You hear me?! I'm a star and deserve to be treated like one!"
HR: "And I'm not a star?! 8-time World Champion! That's a star for you! And JJ, you need to quit being Wahoo's enabler!"
WM: "How dare you..."
JJ: "We've got a big match coming up with the Nasty Boys right now. Let's go. Again, this is all nothing more than minor differences of opinion."
JJ walked out of the interview area with Wahoo while Harley looked on for a moment before following them out.)
Wahoo McDaniel & Harley Race (w/ JJ Dillon) vs. The Nasty Boys
(Wahoo, Race and JJ came to the ring to pretty strong boos. Harley was walking behind JJ and Wahoo, who were walking together.
Nasty Boys came out to a decent ovation.
Match was a back-and-forth battle between four veterans of the tag team wars. Dillon never interfered.
At the end of the match, Wahoo and Knobs were the legal men in the ring. Wahoo had gained a brief advantage. Wahoo had just come off the top turnbuckle and nailed Knobs with a chop to the head. Knobs crashed to the mat. Wahoo snapped Knobs up and whipped Knobs into the ropes and looked to catch Knobs coming off with his big chop finisher but Knobs ducked the move and came back plastered Wahoo with a flying lariat. Wahoo crashed to the mat. Knobs tagged in Sags. Knobs and Sags grabbed Wahoo, whipped Wahoo into the ropes and caught Wahoo coming off with the flapjack. Wahoo crashed face first into the mat and then rolled over on his back. Knobs went to his corner and had his back turned to the ring and was urging on the crowd as Sags covered Wahoo. Race climbed into the ring and mounted the middle buckle. Ref counted. 1..2... Race came off the middle buckle and looked to blast Sags with his diving headbutt but Sags rolled out of the way and Race smashed heads with Wahoo. Race rolled over next to the ropes holding his head. Sags re-covered Wahoo and hooked the leg. 1...2...3! Ref called for the bell as the fans cheered. Ref raised the Nasty's hands in victory and the team briefly celebrated in the ring.
As Harley recovered on the apron, JJ was furious and was yelling at Harley and poking harley in the chest. Race rolled off the apron and dropped to his feet on the floor. JJ was still yelling at Race. Race grabbed JJ by the lapels of his jacket. Wahoo recovered and saw what was happening and immediately left the ring. Wahoo came up behind Race grabbed Race by the shoulder and spun Race around. Race and Wahoo were nose-to-nose and having words with each other. JJ stepped in and looked to defuse the situation. As the two men were gently being separated by JJ, Wahoo caught Race with a cheap shot to the jaw. Race was stunned but didn't go down. Wahoo and JJ then left the ringside area and headed to the back as Race stood holding his jaw at ringside and shook his head in disbelief and then headed to the back alone.
WINNER: Nasty Boys - Pinfall - Sags pinned Wahoo after Race's interference backfired - 6:40)
(Announcers discussed the Nasty Boys defeating Wahoo & Harley and then JJ Dillon Enterprises having more problems with each other after the match. Hyped still to come: Arn Anderson vs. Greg Valentine; A video message from Pres. Bill Watts concerning Greg Valentine's assault on Steve Williams last week; an update on Steve 'Dr. Death' Williams; UWL World Champion Roddy Piper is here; Rip Oliver vs. DDP; and more. Said Dusty Rhodes vs. Buzz Sawyer was next!)
(Video aired for the 'UWL on Tour': 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!)
Dusty Rhodes (w/ DiBiase) (The Firm) vs. Buzz Sawyer
(Sawyer came to the ring to the song 'Delirious' by ZZ Top. He got a fair ovation coming to the ring. He slapped and bit the hands of some fans on the way to the ring. Once in the ring, Buzz ran around the ring barking and the crowd barked back.
'La Grange', also by ZZ Top, played and Dusty Rhodes and Ted DiBiase came to the ring to a mixed crowd reax. Dusty was wearing his top hat, black satin ring jacket with 'Dusty' written in red cursive lettering on the back, black tights and his white cowboy-style wrestling boots. Ted was in a suit.
Buzz gave Dusty a battle. DiBiase never interfered.
At the end of the match, Buzz was on the offensive. Buzz whipped Dusty into the ropes and caught Dusty coming off with a flying dropkick. Dusty crashed to the mat. Buzz then bodyslammed Dusty into position for a turnbuckle move. Buzz went out on the apron and mounted the top buckle. Buzz came off with a big elbow but Dusty rolled out of the way and Buzz crashed to the mat. Both men down. Both men made it to their feet and Dusty moved in and stunned Buzz with a bionic elbow to the head. Dusty then blasted Buzz with a rapid-fire series of bionic elbows to the head and then grabbed Buzz and hoisted Buzz upside down and blasted Buzz with the 'Stardust Driver' (aka, inverted piledriver). Dusty covered Buzz and didn't bother to hook the leg. 1...2...3! Ref called for the bell and raised Dusty's hand in victory. DiBiase got in the ring and congratulated his man.
WINNER: Rhodes - Pinfall - Stardust Driver - 4:21)
(Announcers discussed Dusty defeating Buzz. Hyped still to come: Arn Anderson vs. Greg Valentine; A video message from Pres. Bill Watts concerning Greg Valentine's assault on Steve Williams last week; UWL World Champion Roddy Piper is here; Rip Oliver vs. DDP; and more. Said an update on Steve 'Dr. Death' Williams was coming up!)
(Video aired for a special 2-1/2 hour edition of 'Slam!' on Tuesday, May 21, with a special start time of 8:30pm E/P on FX!)
(Video aired from the Falls Count Anywhere match last week where DDP beat Father Dutch in a bloody battle and Grog and the Sacred Anvil attacked DDP during the match and Brian Blair and Buzz Sawyer came to DDP's aid.)
(Backstage: Larry Nelson interviewed DDP.
Asked DDP about Blair and Sawyer coming to his aid last week and tonight's match with Rip Oliver.
DDP: "Larry, last week's match with Father Dutch was brutal. And when his unholy henchmen decided to get involved, I thought I was in serious trouble. Thank God for Buzz Sawyer and Brian Blair. Without them, I would have suffered a serious beating at the hands of Father Dutch, Grog and the Sacred Anvil and possibly lost the match. They saved my bacon, man. But this holy war isn't over. It's now a 3-on-3 situation. Father Dutch, if you and your congregants want a match with DDP and the Crusaders, ask and ye shall receive, brother.
"I've got a tough match coming up with Rip Oliver. Rip apparently hasn't been a happy man since he lost the TV Title to Hugh Morrus at 'Spring Mayhem'. I aim to prolong his agony tonight.")
(Video aired from last week of the Greg Valentine vs. ??? match. The mystery opponent turned out to be Pres. Watts' long-time friend Steve Williams. Video showed Valentine violently assaulting Williams beofre the match, driving the top part of a chair into Williams' left ankle and seriously injuring Williams' ankle in the figure four leglock and Arn Anderson coming to Williams' aid and Arn battling Valentine briefly in the ring. Video ended showing Williams being stretchered off to the back.)
(UPDATE ON STEVE WILLIAMS:
Pedicino: "Unfortunately, the initial reports we received after the show went off the air last week were correct. Greg Valentine did break Steve Williams' ankle with the figure four. Williams is recovering at home right now. Healing time for the ankle is expected to take 6 to 8 weeks. Steve, you're in our thoughts and prayers. You just concentrate on getting better right now."
Stack: "President Watts really pulled a shocker last week when the mystery opponent he'd chosen for Greg Valentine was Steve 'Dr. Death' Williams. Watts and Williams have had a long-time professional and personal relationship. We'll be hearing from Watts about the incident a little later on tonight in pre-recorded comments. President Watts was not at 'Slam!' last week and he's not here this week because he's taking care of some personal business. We do know that he will be here next week. And I think that there could be some real fireworks between him and Valentine. Knowing Watts, he won't take this matter lying down. He'll have a response that Mr. Valentine and Mr. hart may not like."
Pedicino: "Indeed. It's gonna be interesting to see how this all plays out in the coming weeks.")
(Announcers said Oliver vs. DDP was next!)
DDP vs. Rip Oliver
(Oliver came to the ring first to strong boos.
Music-only version of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' played over the p.a. system. DDP came out to a good ovation. DDP got to the bottom of the ramp, made the Diamond sign and then did the 'Bang!' gesture as pyro went off on the stage.
A lot of action crammed into a short match as both men gave it their all.
At the end of the match, Oliver was on the offensive. Oliver worked over DDP and then nailed DDP with the sitout rear mat slam. The back of DDP's head slammed into the mat. Oliver then assumed the position. A dazed DDP made it to his feet and Oliver went to finish DDP off with his superkick finisher but DDP ducked the kick and blasted Oliver with the Diamond Cutter out of nowhere. Crowd popped as Oliver crashed to the mat by the ropes, rolled out on the apron and dropped to the floor.
Just then, Father Dutch, the Sacred Anvil and Grog came down to the ring. FD was in his priest's attire. Anvil was in his Mormon missionary-style duds. Grog was wearing his silver and black mask with a cross in the center above the eyes and silver and black tights with silver crosses on the outside of each leg. DDP noticed the trio. The three men hopped on three different sides of the apron. DDP was prepared to fight them all. Fans cheered as Blair, in street clothes, and Buzz, still in his ring attire, made their way to the ring. Grog and Anvil dropped to the floor and started brawling with Blair and Sawyer at ringside. FD got in the ring and charged at DDP and swung wildly at him. DDP ducked the move and DDP kicked FD in the gut and obliterated FD with a Diamond Cutter. Fans going wild. FD down in the ring. Ref tried to get the downed FD out of the ring. Oliver had recovered on the floor and climbed back in the ring as DDP made the Diamond sign for the crowd. DDP then turned around...WHAM!... Oliver popped DDP with his superkick finisher. DDP crashed to the mat. Oliver covered DDP and hooked the leg as the ref turned and saw Oliver covering DDP. 1...2...3! Ref called for the bell and raised Oliver's hand in victory.
Fighting between Blair and Sawyer against Grog and the Sacred Anvil petered out on the floor and Blair and Sawyer climbed into the ring to check on DDP. Grog and Sacred Anvil went over to where FD had just gotten to his feet on the floor. Oliver had left the scene with a win. DDP made it to his feet on his own and he, Buzz and Blair looked down at the unholy trio. Neidhart was pointing at DDP and laughing at him as FD and crew headed for the aisleway. DDP was gesturing for the men to get in the ring and fight as Buzz and Blair stood at the ready. But, FD, Grog and Anvil just looked on in the aisleway before heading to the back.
WINNER: Oliver - Pinfall - Superkick - 5:47)
(Announcers discussed Oliver beating DDP thanks to some 'other worldy' help from Father Dutch and his congregants. Hyped still to come: Arn Anderson vs. Greg Valentine; UWL World Champion Roddy Piper is here; and more. Said the special video message from Pres. Watts was coming up.)
(Backstage: Larry Nelson i'viewed Arn Anderson.
Asked Arn about coming to Steve Williams' aid last week when Valentine broke Williams' ankle and his match tonight with Valentine.
AA: "I knew when Greg Valentine returned from his 60-day suspension that he would go looking for trouble. And he's found that trouble. I'm not Greg Valentine's only problem right now. Steve Williams will be back. He's double tough and there's no way he'll let a broken ankle keep him away from returning and getting his hands on Valentine. When he heals, Valentine's gonna have some serious hell to pay. Valentine's also gonna have to deal with President Watts. He's in hot water on so many fronts that I would hate to be Greg Valentine right now.
"I'm dedicating this match to Steve Williams. I can't let 'Doc' down. I have got to win and I have also got to unleash some serious pain on Greg Valentine in the process.")
(Announcers intro'd the special pre-recorded video message from Pres. Watts responding to Valentine breaking Steve Williams' ankle last week before the match could even start between the two. Watts has been away on personal business the last two weeks and UWL official Wally Karbo has acted as the interim President in Watts' absence.
Watts was standing in a hotel room. The video was filmed on a hand-held video cam.
BW (cool but angry): "Last week, my good friend Steve Williams suffered a gruesome injury at the hands of Greg Valentine. Steve is healing up right now. But that healing process is going to take time. These last couple of weeks, I haven't been able to be at the 'Slam!' shows because of other business I've had to attend to. Right now, I am very angry. And you know who I'm angry at. Greg Valentine, I've got some news for you, mister. I will be returning to 'Slam!' next week. You and me are gonna have a meeting. And it's not gonna be too pleasant for one of us, Greg. I'll let you guess which one of us that is. I'll see you next Tuesday, Valentine.")
(Announcers discussed the Watts video response and hyped Watts confronting Valentine next week on 'Slam!' Hyped still to come: Arn Anderson vs. Greg Valentine. Said an i'view with UWL World Champion Roddy Piper was coming up!)
(Video aired for the 'UWL Top 5' for the week of 5-5 thru 5-11.
The top 5 is determined by the UWL Championship Committee.
WORLD CHAMPION: Roddy Piper
1 - Rick Steiner (President's Champion)*
2 - Wahoo McDaniel
3 - Dallas Page
4 - David Schultz
5 - Hugh Morrus (TV Champion)
* The President's Champion is automatically deemed the #1 contender.)
(Video aired from the end of last week's World Title match between Piper (C) and David Schultz of The Firm where Piper was laid out by Rick Rude with the Rude Awakening as the program ended.)
(In-ring: Lee Marshall i'viewed UWL World Champion Roddy Piper.
Piper, in his ring attire and with the title around his waist, came to the ring to bagpipe music and a strong ovation. Piper slapped hands with some fans along the way. Piper got in the ring and briefly played to the crowd.
LM: "Roddy, we all saw what happened after you successfully defended the World Title against The Firm's David Schultz, when fellow Firm member Rick Rude left you laying with a Rude Awakening. The Firm was out here ealier tonight and said they are now targeting you and are gonna win that World Title from you no matter what it takes. Are you concerned about this? I mean, these guys pose a serious threat and they have shown that they can back up what they say."
RP: "Lee Marshall! I welcome The Firm coming after me! One thing that you have to give The Firm credit for is they don't disguise their goals in the UWL! One of their biggest goals is to win the UWL World Title! I'm not gonna run from them! I'm not gonna hide from them! I refuse to be intimidated by them! I took down David Schultz last week! They look at it as a temporary setback! Every other guy in that group is gonna be hot on my heels! You deal with The Firm by dealing with The Firm! You can't avoid them! So let's get it on!
"But, there's one particular member of The Firm I want to zero in on right now! And that's Rick Rude! Rude, you don't have to ask for a match me because I'm demanding a match with you! You want to play games and sneak attack me! Fine! I'll get my revenge by pummeling the hell out of you in this ring! The fight has to be brought to every member of The Firm! No matter..."
Rick Rude walked out on the entrance stage in street clothes with mic in hand. He got a mixed crowd reax.
Rude: "Roddy Piper! You want a match with the 'Ravishing One'?! You're on, pal! We are gonna wage such an intense war against you that we won't let up on your carcass even after we've taken the World Title from you! Now, I have two requests, champ!"
RP: "And what is that?!"
Rude: "Let's have our match next week here on 'Slam!'!"
RP: "I'm all for it! And your next request?!"
Rude: "You put up the World Title in the match!"
RP: "You are on, Rude! I'll put the title on the line against you or any other member of your outfit! I'm a fighter! And fighting The Firm and frustrating their attempts to win the top title in all of wrestling brings me great joy! If a member of The Firm is ever gonna win this belt from me...he'd better know that he's in for the fight of his life! I'll make it as hard for any of you as possible! You'll practically have to pry this belt from my hands with the Jaws of Life! Winning titles and losing titles is the reality of this business! But, the last people I ever want to see this title in hands of is any member of The Firm!"
Rude: "Well, looks like those Jaws of Life could be making an appearance next week! You will not be able to withstand the assault unleahsed upon you by The Firm forever! We want the UWL World Title! And we're gonna get it!!"
Interim Pres. Wally karbo walked out on the entrnace stage with mic in hand. Virtually no response to Wally from the crowd.
Rude: "What do you want, Wally?!"
WK: "Roddy Piper. Rick Rude. I just called President Watts and informed him of the situation that was developing between you two. He told me to tell you that he has OK'd a match between you two for next week. However, he's going to have discussions with the championship committee in the next few days to determine if the title will be on the line in the match. A decision will be rendered at the beginning of 'Slam!' next week."
RP: "Waldo! You lean on President Watts a little bit this week and let him know I want the match to be a championship match!"
Rude: "Piper, next Tuesday could be a historic day! It could be the day that The Firm seizes strong control in this war when you lose the World Title to a member of The Firm!"
The two did the long-distance staredown as the segment ended.)
(Announcers discussed the Piper interview and confrontation with Rude and a match being made between the two next week, though we don't know if it will be a title match until next week. Said Arn Anderson vs. Greg Valentine was coming up!)
(Video aired for a special 2-1/2 hour edition of 'Slam!' on Tuesday, May 21, starting at a special time: 8:30pm E/P on FX!)
(Backstage: Larry Nelson interviewed Greg Valentine and manager Gary Hart.
Asked about breaking Steve Williams' ankle last week and the match tonight with Arn Anderson.
GV: "Last week was my return to action after my unfair 60-day suspension! To say I came back with a bang would be an understatement! It's really a shame that President Watts couldn't be here last week to see his buddy, Steve Williams, have his ankle broken by yours truly! Steve Williams made a major mistake as soon as he got to the ring! He turned his back on me! You don't do that to Greg Valentine, because as Steve Williams learned, you can suffer some ugly ramifications because of it!
"Watts! You thought you were gonna shock me by springing Steve Williams on me as an opponent! But it was me who shocked everyone and it was me who had the last laugh! Watts says he will be back next week and we're gonna have a meeting and it won't be a good thing for me! Oh! I'm so scared! President Watts is coming! I'd better prepare to grovel before him! Hahaha! What's Watts gonna do to me, huh?! I'm looking forward to my meeting with the President!
"As for tonight, I heard that Arn Anderson has dedicated his match with me to Steve Williams! Well, maybe I can help things along and make it a true dedication by breaking Arn's ankle in the figure four as well! If we're lucky, Arn will also squeal that phrase popularized by Williams last week: 'My ankle! My ankle!' Hahaha!"
Hart: "What we saw last Tuesday was that Greg Valentine is taking no prisoners in his return to the UWL. While President Watts will say that Steve Wiliams was victimized by Greg, the man who's at fault for all this is...President Watts. He brought all this on himself. Steve Williams wouldn't have a broken ankle today if it wasn't for Watts getting cute and calling up his friend Williams and asking him if he'd be the suprise opponent for Valentine. Steve, if you're watching this, you really need to pick better friends. If this keeps up, Watts will one day get you run over by an 18-wheeler.
"Tonight, Arn Anderson has a chance to join Williams in the Ankle Break Hotel. As both Greg and I have said the last few weeks, he has come back in better shape than he's ever been in and he's determined to make it back to the top. And a victory over Arn Anderson will show that Greg Valentine is back with a vengeance and the rest of the UWL will be put on notice that it's 'hammer time' again.")
(Announcers hyped for next week on 'Slam!':
- Roddy Piper (WC) vs. Rick Rude (The Firm) - Pres. Watts will announce if the match will be for the UWL World Title at the start of next week's 'Slam!'
- Pres. Watts confronts Greg Valentine
- Madusa (WC) vs. Luna
- The in-ring debut of Adrian Adonis (The Firm)
- Lord Humongous & Missing Link see action
UWL 'Slam!' Wrestling - Tuesdays - 9:30pm E/P - FX)
Arn Anderson vs. Greg Valentine (w/ Gary Hart)
(Arn came to the ring first to a strong ovation.
'All Along The Watchtower' by Hendrix played and out came Valentine and Hart to strong boos. Hart was in a suit.
Ref called for the bell and the men came out of their corners and cricled one another. Valentine swept at Arn's left leg with his hand but Arn evaded the move. The two men continued to cautiously circle one another and the two went to lock-up in a collar-and-elbow tie-up but Greg stunned Arn by grabbing Arn's left leg causing Arn to lose his balance and crash to the mat. Greg went to immediately apply the figure four but Arn caught Greg in a small package for the pin try. 1... Greg kicked out. The two men got to their feet and Greg went to punch Arn but Arn blocked the punch try and blasted Greg with a series of punches to the head. Arn whipped Greg into the buckles and followed Greg in and nailed Greg with a series of rapid-fire shoulder blocks to the mid-section. Arn then whipped Greg into the opposite buckles and Greg flipped up over the top buckle and landed on his feet on the apron. Greg charged down the apron and Arn blasted Greg with a clothesline that sent Greg crashing to the floor as the fans popped. Hart over to check on Greg. Ref ordered Arn back and started the 20-count. Arn wanted Greg back in the ring and came over by the ropes but the ref again ordered Arn to step back. Ref started the count again as Valentine got to his feet on the floor and had some words with Hart. Greg got up on the apron and Arn came over. Greg ordered the ref to make Arn step back so he could get in the ring. greg stalled out on the apron and feigned getting in and Arn came over and Greg pulled out onto the apron again. Ref ordered Arn to step back and Arn had words for the ref and Greg stunned Arn with couple of shoulder blocks. Greg then grabbed Arn and went to suplex Arn out of the ring and down to the floor but Arn twice blocked the move and suplexed Greg back into the ring.
Arn then backed up and came at Greg and looked to nail Greg with a knee drop to the head but Greg rolled out of the way and Arn crashed into the match. Both men down. Greg got to his feet as Arn was getting up and Greg nailed Arn with a series of elbows to the back of Arn's neck. Valentine then stunned Arn with a swinging neckbreaker. Greg for the pin. 1...2.. Arn kicked out. Greg grabbed Arn and whipped Arn into the buckles and Greg followed Arn in with a clothesline. Arn stumbled out of the corner next to the ropes. Greg leaned Arn back against the ropes and smashed Arn with a series of stiff, deliberate forearm smashes to the chest. Arn grabbing at his chest and hunched over. Greg pounded Arn with a series of froearms to the upper back that dropped Arn to a knee. Greg raked his boot laces across Arn's eyes. Greg grabbed Arn and slammed his head into the top buckle. Arn walked out of the corner and Greg grabbed Arn and whipped Arn into the ropes and caught Arn coming off with an elbow to the chest. Arn crashed to the mat. Greg dropped an elbow across Arn's chest and went for the cover. 1...2... Arn kicked out. Greg grabbed Arn and went to whip Arn into the buckles but Arn reversed and sent Greg crashing into the buckles. Greg walked out of the corner and was greeted with a clothesline from Arn. Greg down. Arn grabbed Greg and whipped Greg into the opposite buckles and follwed Greg in, mounted the middle buckle and pounded away on Greg with head shots. Arn stopped and dropped off the buckle and Greg staggered out of the corner and crashed face first to the mat. Arn pulled Greg up, whipped Greg into the ropes and caught Greg coming off with the spinebuster. Crowd popped. Arn made the throat-slitting gesture.
Gary Hart jumped up on the apron. Ref went over and ordered Hart off. Arn saw Hart on the apron and went over and started having words with Hart. Valentine recovered and came up behind Arn and low-blowed Double A. Arn went down and Hart dropped off the apron. Greg grabbed the hurting Arn, whipped Arn into the ropes and caught Arn coming off with a low dropkick to Arn's lower left leg area. Arn went back down and was know grabbing his leg rather than his nuts. Greg grabbed the leg and violently twisted Arn's left ankle area a few times. Arn in a bad way.
Stack: "It looks like Valentine's gonna try and repeat last week against Steve Williams!"
Greg then dragged Arn over to the ring post, dropped to the floor and pulled Arn's legs out around the post. Instead of looking to do damage to the left knee area by slamming it into the post, Greg slammed Arn's left ankle into the post three times.
Pedicino: "He's definitely going for another ankle break!"
Arn scooted away from the post as Greg got back in the ring. Arn was grabbing at his left ankle but Greg killed that by stomping on Arn. Greg then grabbed the leg, yanked on it a few times and then locked Arn in the figure four. Crowd buzzing. Arn in pure agony as Valentine applied great pressure to the hold. Greg started rocking back and forth violently in an effort to break Arn's ankle. Arn writhing in pain but not giving up. Arn was inching his way towards the ropes. Greg kept the hold firmly locked in. Arn started weakening from the pain and dropped his back to the mat. 1...2... Arn sat up and you could see it was painful. Arn finally scooted close enough to the ropes to get his hands on the bottom rope and force a break in the hold. Arn slowly and painfully made it to his feet with the help of the ropes. Greg moved in and he and Arn tangled up next to the ropes. Ref tried to order a break. Arn shifted and Greg was now next to the ropes as Arn bought some time with the tie-up. As the ref tried to get the pair away from the ropes, Hart snuck over, grabbed Arn by the ankle and pulled Arn's leg out from him. Arn crashed to the mat. Valentine rolled Arn up for the pin while placing his feet on the middle rope for leverage. 1...2... Arn got a shoulder up. Greg went for the pin again and once more placed his feet on the middle rope for leverage. 1...2... Ref saw it and ordered a break. Greg went over and started having words with the ref. Greg then shoved the ref. The ref then shoved Greg back and Greg turned just as Arn had gotten to his feet. Arn stunned Greg with a kick to the gut and then a DDT. Crowd popped. Arn slowly over for the cover. 1...2... Greg kicked out. The two men got to their feet and Greg moved in on Arn but Arn stunned Greg with a left to the jaw. Arn then reached down and grabbed Greg's left leg and pulled Greg's legs out from under him. Greg tried to beg off as Arn yanked on Greg's left leg a few times and then locked Greg in the figure four. Fans popped like microwave popcorn with butter and light salt. Now, Greg's the one feeling the pain.
Greg trying to get to the ropes. Arn started rocking back and forth violently like Greg did when he had Arn in the hold. Greg in dire hurt. Greg raised his hand like he was going to tap but didn't. As the ref looked over at Arn, Hart reached in the ring, grabbed Greg's hands and tried to pull Greg near the ropes. Ref saw it and ordered Hart to let go which Hart did. Greg struggled a little more and finally made it close enough to the ropes and got his hands on the bottom rope to force a break in the hold. Both men now have a bad wheel as they slowly, painfully made it to their feet. The two men moved in on each other and exchanged punches and Arn got the better of it and went to whip Greg into the ropes but Greg reversed and caught Arn coming off with a kick to the gut that double Arn over. Greg then went to lock Arn into the hold for the Hammerhead (aka, Pedigree), but Arn once again grabbed Greg's legs and pulled them out from under him and Greg went down. Arn then catapaulted Greg into the corner. Greg's head slammed into the top buckle and Greg staggered backwards out of the corner and crashed to the mat. Arn covered Greg for the pin. 1...2...2-1/2... Greg kicked out. Arn then grabbed Greg and hoisted Greg in the air for a suplex, but Arn's left ankle appeared to give out on him and toppled to the mat with Valentine on top of him. Greg for the cover. 1...2...2-7/8... Arn got a shoulder up. Crowd on the edges of their seats. Greg got to his feet as Arn was getting up. Greg popped Arn with some punches and then went to whip Arn into the ropes but Arn reversed and caught Greg coming off with a spinebuster. Crowd exploded. Hart looking very uneasy at ringside. Arn again made the throat-slitting gesture. Arn grabbed Greg and, fighting through the pain, Arn was able to hoist Greg up and nail Greg with his gourdbuster finisher. Greg rolled over on his back. Arn painfully covered Greg and hooked the leg. 1...2...3! Ref called for the bell as the fans ate it up. Shot of a disappointed Hart at ringside. Arn rolled off of Greg and, with the help of the ref, made it to his feet. Ref raised Arn's hand in victory as the program went off the air.
WINNER: Arn - Pinfall - Gourdbuster - 16:11)
Dark Match (Non-Title: Indian Strap Match)
Roddy Piper (WC) vs. Wahoo McDaniel (w/ JJ)
(WINNER: Piper - Touched all four corners in succession - 9:55 - Both men bled.)