- Last week on SMW TV... Ron Wright continues to be a pest at ringside, resulting in Brian Lee losing to Dutch Mantel via DQ... Ivan Koloff introduced his new partner, Jimmy Golden, with Vladimir "called back to Russia" for unclear reasons... Buddy Landel is on his way to Smoky Mountain Wrestling, assuming he doesn’t over-sleep or something... Bob Holly, Tim Horner, and Robert Gibson won squash matches, all with varying levels of performance... Rip Rogers snatched a victory over Jumpin’ Joey Maggs... there’s a Tag Team Championship Tournament coming, and Jim Cornette’s unnamed team will compete.
- Taped on November 27th, 1991, from the East High School in Morristown, TN. Bob Caudle and Dutch Mantel are calling the action, unless otherwise noted. This is the second half of a TV taping, so anything that happened last week that could possibly have a follow-up on this episode. Advertised ahead of time is a match between the Fantastics and Ivan Koloff & Jimmy Golden. Hector "Gomez" Guerrero (Caudle accidentally called him Hector Gomez before correcting himself), "Primetime" Brian Lee, and Killer Kyle will also be in action.
- Bob Caudle is standing by with Ivan Koloff and Jimmy Golden for tonight’s Main Event. Ivan just talked to Vladimir, who is taking care of official business in Russia, but he will be back soon. The Fantastics were foolish to sign a contract to face them tonight. Golden doesn’t know how they got their name, because he’s never seen anything fantastic about either of them. They couldn’t win on their best day and he and Koloff plan on winning the Tag Team Titles.
- We recap what happened last week, where Ron Wright handed a weapon off to Dutch Mantel, but Brian Lee intercepted whatever it was and used it on Mantel instead. Unfortunately, he was too dumb to take it off his hand, and the referee disqualified him mid-count, awarding the match to the Dirty Dutchman. We replay the interview that followed the match, with Lee wanting another shot at Mantel in the ring. Mantel says he’s not afraid of Brian Lee, but he’s afraid of getting hurt. He was going through Murphy, NC and met a man named Carl Stiles. Mantel continues with his promo while Stiles flexes for the camera. If Lee wants a piece of Dutch, he must go through Mr. Stiles, first.
- Bob Caudle is standing by with generic "coming to your town soon" comments from Tim Horner, Robert Gibson, and Brian Lee. When Brian Lee is your strongest babyface promo in a group of three by a country mile, you might want to add some more talent to carry that load.
- Ron Wright is standing by, accusing Brian Lee of trying to maim Dutch Mantel last week. He’s broken down and crippled from a lifetime of competition, but he’s still out there looking to pick someone up to pay for his hip and knee implant surgery. Medicare and Medicaid won’t pay the whole thing, and he’s got to find the money somewhere. The Flu Season is upon us, and hopefully something comes up before it gets too cold.
- Bob Caudle is in the ring with White Lightnin’ Tim Horner, the pride of Morristown, TN. He’s also joined in the ring by Don Cunningham, who has an award for Horner for his community work. Horner looks bored out of his mind and looks like he’s about to fall asleep. I swear, I saw him yawn. He accepts the plaque and is happy to give back to a community that gave him so much. Maybe he can push children in the right direction in life.
- Bob Holly is standing by with comments. Fans came up and asked what he was doing in a hillbilly town, and says he wanted to give people what a movie star looks like. He talks about bumping into Jack Nicholson, and Jack asked him what he’s doing in a business like professional wrestling when he can be in movies and commercials. He likes to beat people up for a living, and wants to show hillbilly hicks what a real star looks like, and what a real star can do.
- Post-match, Carl Stiles gets in the ring and they get into a shoving match. Lee gets the better of a slugfest and hits him in the corner with a clothesline. Stiles avoids a second clothesline and hits Lee with his own while Mantel barks orders from ringside. Lee rolls away from an elbow drop and we get heel miscommunication, allowing Lee to stand triumphant in the ring when all is said and done. The rivalry between Lee and Mantel seems to still have legs to stand on.
Golden lures Jackie into the ring to distract the referee and assaults Bobby from behind with knees. Koloff is bleeding from the forehead, but the big picture right now is Bobby getting worked over in the corner. Golden shoots him across the ring for a hard bump to the corner. Bobby ends up on the floor and Koloff gives him a receipt. He tries fighting back, but Golden rakes the eyes and slams him into the corner. Golden covers, but Bobby gets a boot on the rope. Bobby fights off Koloff, sending him to the turnbuckle, and tags out to Jackie. The Fresh Fulton dominates with slams and dropkicks. He climbs the ropes and hits Golden with a flying body press for two. Bobby and Ivan have the referee preoccupied, allowing Vladimir to run in (the heels were... LYING!?!), hit Jackie with his boot, and Golden lands on top of Jackie for three at 9:14, all while a geriatric woman is having a fit in the front row. **1/2 Fine work, which is something I feel like is going to be said often throughout the history of the promotion. Golden came across more watchable here than for most of his WCW run as Bunkhouse Buck, with a few notable exceptions, of course.
- Bob Caudle is standing by with comments from Mr. Ron Wright, Bob Holly, and Jim Cornette. This same video was featured on last week’s episode.
- The Koloffs and Jimmy Golden are celebrating their victory. Vladimir made the last flight out of Moscow to be here. Bobby Fulton doesn’t take kindly to what took place and picks another fight. The Fultons do their best to fight the odds, but the Koloffs and Golden quickly take advantage of the numbers game. Tim Horner runs out to make the save, probably because he’s the hometown boy. He singles out Koloff while Jackie Fulton KO’s Vladimir with an unprotected chair shot. All six men continue to brawl around ringside while the credits roll. Ivan gets a chair shot to the head, too.
Final Thoughts: Not the greatest show this week, but the 47-minutes flew by without me begging for the end to come. They continue to push the Fantastics vs. Koloffs (and Golden) program, which seems like a short-term option while they build other stars up. In another "keeping people warm" scenario, we’ve got potential #1 babyface Brian Lee dealing with color commentator Dutch Mantel and his new protégé, Carl Stiles. Mr. Ron Wright is still making his presence felt at ringside, despite not having anyone officially signed. No new details on either the Heavyweight or Tag Team Title Tournament situation, and we didn’t get any new information from Jim Cornette on his new tag team.