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  GARY WILL: Wrestling Title Histories 4th Edition
Wrestling Title Histories is the most complete record of professional wrestling titles and titleholders ever published.
It is cited by wrestling publications around the world as the authority on wrestling's champions and championships.
It is a listing of the title histories of virtualy every major pro wrestling championship dating back to the World Collar-and-elbow championship in 1867.
www.garywill.com /wrestling/wresbook.htm   (610 words)

  Smoky Mountain Wrestling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Smoky Mountain Wrestling was an organization staging professional wrestling in the Appalachian area of the United States from October 1991 to December 1995, when it was run by Jim Cornette.
The first Smoky Mountain Tag Team Champions were crowned in a tournament final on April 23, 1992 in Harrogate, TN when The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Fantastics.
Smoky Mountain was, however, the birthplace of the controversial "Gangstas" gimmick, where African American wrestlers New Jack and Mustafa would cut promos about activist Medgar Evers, use fried chicken and watermelons as props and win matches as a result of a two count (rather than the conventional three count), puportedly due to Affirmative Action.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Smoky_Mountain_Wrestling   (1142 words)

 Wrestling Perspective: Write and Wrong
That same company attempts to have wrestling deregulated by a number of state athletic commissions in a move that has major ramifications for the business and the states involved and yes, again, we learn that wrestling is fake.
One of the biggest and most popular stars of our era is sued by a major wrestling company over a breach of contract which has quite the impact on an industry run by two companies in the middle of a bitter battle for supremacy and you guessed it, the public learns that wrestling is fake.
Most newspaper readers understand that about wrestling so a reporter who concentrates on exposing a business that has been overexposed for decades is not doing his or her readers a service.
www.wrestlingperspective.com /Skolnick.html   (1923 words)

 Prince Kharis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gimmick was based on a wrestler who had wrestled in the Continental Wrestling Association as "The Mummy" in the 60's and 70's and had feuded with local star Jerry Jarrett.
After a short feud with the Dirty White Boy for the SMW heavyweight title, (done to justify the television time spent to create the character) Kharis disappeared from Smoky Mountain Wrestling, and the wrestling landscape, never to be seen again.
His impact on the wrestling world could best be described as "minimal." Rob Mayze would never again appear in a significant role in professional wrestling.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prince_Kharis   (218 words)

 Smoky Mountain Wrestling October - November 1995
SMW Tag Champs The Heavenly Bodies (Pritchard & Del Rey) beat Robert Gibson & The Dirty White Boy.
SMW Tag Champs The Heavenly Bodies (Pritchard & Del Rey) beat The Dirty White Boy & Tracy Smothers in a "street fight" match.
SMW Tag Champs The Heavenly Bodies (Pritchard & Del Rey) beat Tracy Smothers & The Dirty White Boy in a "hospital elimination" match.
www.prowrestlinghistory.com /smw/results/1995d.html   (859 words)

 The Smoky Mountain Wrestling story
Smoky Mountain Wrestling, a grand experiment started by Jim Cornette in 1991, ended several weeks ago in Cookeville, Tenn., when Jim Cornette announced to his crew that the promotion would be closing shop effective immediately.
``Smoky Mountain was one of only three places in the country where any talent could be developed to move on to better things.
Smoky Mountain Wrestling also became known as a promotion in which veteran stars and retired greats were not forgotten.
members.tripod.com /~ALSNOWSHEAD/SMWstory.html   (1568 words)

 Wrestling Information Archive - SMW Wrestling Cards
Smoky Mountain Wrestling Heavyweight Title Match (Country Whipping Match): Brad Armstrong pinned Terry Gordy in a "country whipping" match to win the title....Buddy Landell and The Bullet defeated Tommy Rich and The Punisher....Robert Gibson and The Heavenly Bodies (Tom Pritchard and Jimmy Del Rey) defeated Ricky Morton, Tracey Smothers, and Tony Anthony by Disqualification.
Smoky Mountain Wrestling Heavyweight Title Match (Coward Waves the Flag Match): Tony Anthony (seconded by Don Wright) defeated Tracey Smothers (seconded by Tim Horner) in a "coward waves the flag" match.
Smoky Mountain Wrestling Tag Team Title Match (Loser of the Fall Leaves SMW): The Rock-n-Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) defeated The Heavenly Bodies (Tom Pritchard and Stan Lane) in a "loser of the fall leaves SMW" match when Gibson pinned Lane to win the tag team titles.
www.100megsfree4.com /wiawrestling/pages/old/smwcards.htm   (2515 words)

 Smoky Mountain Real Estate
Smoky Mountain Wrestling was an organization staging professional wrestling in the Appalachian area of the United States from 1992 to December 1995, when it was run by Jim Cornette (now working for the World Wrestling Entertainment developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling).
The late Brian Hildebrand was a Smoky Mountain mainstay, occupying such myriad roles as Head of Merchandise, referee (under his alter-ego Mark Curtis) and sound director.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Appalachian Mountains.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/188/smoky-mountain-real-estate.html   (872 words)

 FCW - Florida Championship Wrestling - ANTHONY MICHAELS / TONY CARLONE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Anthony Michaels, was trained by Tim Horner, "White Lightning", was the first student at the Smoky Mountain Wrestling school (SMW.) Wrestled for SMW, USWA, and other mid-south promotions from 1993-1995.
Wrestled everyone from Rock and Roll Express, Chris Jericho, Lance Storm, Unabomb (Kane), Al Snow, D’Lo brown, and the rest of the SMW talent.
Wrestle for the WWF in a dark match at a taping of Raw.
www.fcwwrestling.com /profiles/profile-carlone.htm   (259 words)

 Smoky Mountain Wrestling from 1992   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Awesome stuff, and Smoky Mountain was incredible in its first year of existance.
They give their opinions on whether The Master should be able to wrestle in Smoky Mountain.
Their television at this time was amazing, and I wouldn't be biased, in my opinion, by saying these were THE best wrestling shows of the 90s.
members.aol.com /chmshpwres/SMW92.html   (1347 words)

 As I See It - 7/29/2002: A Famous Wrestling Son Returns a Mother's Lifetime of Support
As a result, Ohio Valley Wrestling will not be taping any new television for a period of time until their debut at their new home facility, and to allow Jim to mourn the passing of his mother.
I recently went back and watched a tape of the Q&A from SMW Fanweek 1994, when Cornette talked about his childhood as a wrestling fan, and being encouraged by his single mother (his father passed away when Cornette was 8 years old).
It seems sadly appropriate that Jim Cornette dropped wrestling for awhile to be with a mother who supported her son's love for the wrestling business for most of her lifetime...and his.
www.pwbts.com /columns/b072902.html   (933 words)

 Wrestling Observer - headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Wrestling is so huge overseas, and WWE is wise to take advantage of that.
Wrestling would not be where it is today if Vince did hire Eric back then.
Jim got his SMW crew on national TV and got to borrow some WWE guys for his big house shows.
www.wrestlingobserver.com /wo/news/headlines/default.asp?aID=14094   (1250 words)

 Amazon.com: Wrestling Gold: Before They Were Famous: DVD: Before They Were Famous-Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The premise is simple - the DVD is a collection of matches from the now defunct Smoky Mountain Wrestling promotion of the early-mid 90s, featuring wrestlers who went on to greater fame working for the WWF, WCW and/or ECW.
It's funny, even though these matches aren't from all that long ago (the oldest match on the collection is about 10 years old) it is amazing how many of these wrestlers are practically unrecognizable in comparison to their current persona.
Since Cornette ran Smoky Mountain Wrestling, there is nobody better to provide behinds the scenes stories from the territory.
www.amazon.com /Wrestling-Gold-Before-They-Famous/dp/B00005Y6ZN   (1731 words)

 ROB MOORE--Remembering Smoky Mountain Wrestling
In the first half of the 1990's, there was a pro wrestling promotion centered in Knoxville, Tennessee (actually, the main offices were in Morristown, Tennessee) called Smoky Mountain Wrestling.
The pages linked to from here are my own tribute to the last remnants of the "good old days" of professional wrestling, when the wrestlers worked hard and traveled hard for their money, and, most of all, when fans BELIEVED.
SMW King Of The Mountain, Morristown, TN--August 13, 1994
www.geocities.com /~smokyrob/smoky1.htm   (180 words)

 WCW Wrestling
His wrestling career started at Webster High School and when he graduated he went to the Univeity Of Minnesota to earn a full wrestling scholahip.
Kelly Brook Wrestling:- British model and actress, Kelly Brook celebrated her Christmas Eve in a very different way as she preferred to wear sumo suit to have a wrestling with her fiancé, actor Billy Zane.
Stacy was born on October 14, 1979 as 'Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler' in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. At the age of 3, Stacy is practicing dancing and she does ballet, jazz, and tap.
www.trivia4u.com /trivia4u/216/WCW-Wrestling/google/wcw   (1404 words)

 Smoky Mountain Wrestling 1994
SMW Heavyweight Title: White Boy vs Killer Kyle.
SMW Heavyweight Title: Dirty White Boy vs. Killer Kyle.
SMW Tag Team Titles: Rock and Roll Express vs. Gangstas.
kandd.shootangle.com /smw94.html   (954 words)

 Professional Wrestling Online Museum - Spotlight on Tammy Sytch
With her sights set on bigger achievements, Tammy would ultimate move to the World Wrestling Federation, forming the Bodydonnas with Candido.
Along with winning the WWF Slammy award, Sunny also graced the cover of several wrestling magazines and became so popular, her pictures were the most downloaded images on America Online's service.
Sunny gained notoriety in the sport by using her intelligence and sharp to enrage wrestling audiences but she fame has grown immeasurably because she has combined it work her beauty and demeanor, making her one of the most popular figures in Professional Wrestling today.
www.wrestlingmuseum.com /pages/bios/sunny2.html   (447 words)

 Wrestling Gold - Cornette   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Currently, the Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) matchmaker and color commentator on OVW television, Jim Cornette has had a diverse career in the pro wrestling industry as a manager, announcer, matchmaker, television producer, and talent scout.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Cornette served as a photographer, ring announcer, and wrestling magazine correspondent from the age of 15 until in 1982, at 21, he received the opportunity to enter the managerial end of the profession.
Cornette was added to the WCW creative team in 1989, and was responsible for formatting many of their television shows and pay-per-view broadcasts, including the two highest-rated TBS Saturday and Sunday evening programs of the decade.
www.vcihomevideo.com /wrestlinggold/cornette.html   (413 words)

 WWC - World Wrestling Community - объединение информации о рестлинге
разместила ссылку на Wrestling Community, на своем официальном сайте.
Сайт посвященный памяти очень уважаемому рефери WCW, SMW и ECW.
- WWE, TNA, Indy Wrestling News & Rumors And The Babes.
www.wrestlingcommunity.ru   (492 words)

 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Midnight Express were defeated by Mr Wrestling II & III (masked RockNRoll Express) for the Mid-South tag team titles..
Jim Cornette helped create Ohio Valley Wrestling, which would be used as a developmental system for the WWF/E..
October 2, 2005 - ROH: Jim Cornette was announced as the NEW Authority Figure in Ring of Honor..
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /profiles/j/jim-cornette.html   (1759 words)

 Smoky Mountain Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The match ended as any beginning of a good heated rivalry should, with the "Bad Guys" getting the win and the titles, uncleanly I might add.
After a bit of Cornette interference with his tennis racket, the team of the Heavenly Bodies got the win and became the first ever SMW Tag Team Champions.
Another title would be added a while later, the SMW Beat the Champ Television title, more on that at a later date.
www.kayfabememories.com /Regions/smw/smw3-2.htm   (127 words)

 The Wrestling Oratory: Leaving Its Mark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Smoky was promoted by Jim Cornette who now has a bit (lol yeah right!) of a problem with New Jack.
The Rock and Roll Express were 10 Time Smoky Mountain Champions, and it tended to be the case that teams would trade the title back endlessly.
What he did was wrong, but his time in Smoky Mountain was reputably brilliant, and did quite a bit for the company.
oratory.rajah.com /index.php?archive=225   (5212 words)

 SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Rattlesnake will rock Montreal
And wrestling's Rattlesnake, Stone Cold Steve Austin, will strut into the ring at the No Way Out pay-per-view, his first WWE appearance since late last summer.
Even in the storyline world of wrestling where matches are scripted, you can't help but wonder if Austin won't let off a bit of steam when he faces Eric Bischoff, the former WCW boss who claimed Austin had no talent.
After releasing the superb Wrestling Gold collection a year or so ago, there are four new must-haves for any wrestling fan's video library: Blood, Brawls and Grudges, Night of the Legends, Before they were Famous and Wrestling's Future Stars.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Wrestling/2003/03/06/37309.html   (725 words)

 As I See It - 2/22/2001
Any of us who've watched wrestling for a long time have gotten to watch quite a few artists perform on their own kind of canvas.
They later took on a heavy metal gimmick in Smoky Mountain Wrestling...and became stars in the World Wrestling Federation...Glen Ruth and Chaz Warrington, the Headbangers.
It's rather unusual for a worker that young to have earned that much personal loyality from the locker room all the way to the promoter, where Blade is often referred to as "the third Hardy".
www.pwbts.com /columns/b022201.html   (930 words)

 Smoky Mountain Wrestling
Backed by legendary music producer Rick Rubin, Smoky Mountain Wrestling was led by manager-turned-promoter Jim Cornette, with a creative team that included such names as Sandy Scott, Brian Hildebrand, and Mark Curtis.
However, the wrestling landscape had changed and the increased cost of distributing syndicated television, coupled with a changing perception of what is and isn't "major league" led Cornette to form an alliance with Vince McMahon's Titan Sports (the WWF).
Click here to purchase pro quality replica wrestling masks of all your favorite old school masked wrestlers.
www.kayfabememories.com /Regions/smw/smw.htm   (362 words)

Smoky Mountain Wrestling held Fire On The Mountain 93 in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Smoky Mountain Wrestling held Fire On The Mountain 94 in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Brian Lee/Chris Candido won SMW Tag Team Titles from Rock N Roll Express which meant that Ricky Morton had to shave his head.
www.1wrestling.com /news/newsline.asp?news=23591   (1165 words)

 eBay - smoky mountain ..., DVD, HD DVD Blu-ray, CDs items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Smoky Mountain Lacer Western Boots Youth 7 Brown NIB
Smoky Mountain Souvenir Pigeon Forge Old Mill Tote
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=smoky+mountain+...&krd=1   (450 words)

 Smoky Mountain News | Arts + Events
Maybe the full effect of four men in Mexican wrestling masks playing fun-fast riffs on sparkly guitars would help.
If you remember liking surf-rock when it was new, chances are you’ll be pleased with the modern iteration.
If you think the business about wrestling masks and metallic-finished guitars is too good to pass up no matter the music, go on and see the show — the only thing better than supersonic guitars in 3-D are supersonic surf-rockers in 3-D. Regional News
www.smokymountainnews.com /issues/02_04/02_25_04/art_in_review.html   (1361 words)

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