- Last week on SMW TV... Commissioner Bob Armstrong had a busy week, encouraging Robert Gibson to find back-up after being beaten up by the Koloffs and Jimmy Golden, booking a Six-Man Tag for the Fantastics and fining everyone in the brawl that ended the February 22nd episode, and let Dutch Mantel know that as long as he's at the announcers table, Brian Lee can't touch him. Dutch, of course, comes down with a cold when his match is scheduled to take place, and has Carl Stiles take his spot... Mr. Ron Wright encourages fans to send him money, reading a fake letter for sympathy... the Tag Team Title Tournament is coming soon, we promise!
- The second-half of the TV taping from the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Studio in Knoxville, TN. Bob Caudle and Dutch Mantel are calling the action, with Carl Stiles as Dutch's shadow. We have a special guest this week, as "Hustler" Rip Rogers offers to demonstrate his incredible cardio training by doing squats for the entire hour. No Flips, Just Squats. Scheduled for this week is a Main Event between "Primetime" Brian Lee and Carl Stiles, as well as the debut of Terry Gordy. What are the odds, that now I'm looking for it, they film Stiles in a bit of a shadow so I can't see his right eye?
- Bob Caudle is standing by with Morristown's own, White Lightnin' Tim Horner. Fans have been delighted to see him in action. Rip Rogers, surpassing the 250 mark, wants Horner to shut up because it's his interview time. "Nobody wants to hear from a hillbilly." Jim Cornette would be proud. He continues to insist on doing squats for the entire hour. He's not even tired, unlike the fat, disgusting, mountaineer hillbillies in attendance. Horner bets him (digs in pocket) 500 bucks he can't do it for the whole hour. Rogers says he could do squats for three weeks if he wants to.
- Bob Caudle is standing by with Terry Gordy for some post-match comments. He doesn't think there's a man alive that can beat him. The bombs are already starting to fall. If they've got a title in SMW, then it belongs to Terry Gordy. The commissioner knows what he can do, because he's already busted his head a couple of times before.
- Commissioner Bob Armstrong is standing by to give us information: The World Heavyweight Title Tournament is in the works, but in two weeks, we begin a tournament to crown the 1st SMW Tag Team Champions. He's got some bad news, and that is Mr. Ron Wright. We see footage from the weeks leading up to today where Wright has made his presence felt at ringside, often offering illegal assistance, coincidentally to the rule breakers of SMW. Wright has a manager's license, but he has no right being at ringside for matches featuring men he doesn't have under contract. Until that changes, Ron Wright is BANNED FROM RINGSIDE. Mr. Ron Wright rolls up to dispute the decision, trying to play the poor old man role, but Bob Armstrong isn't going to have any of that, noting he's known him for years and knows men who's careers he ended with his tactics. Armstrong calls him the rottenest, low-down wrestler he's ever seen, and he's barred from ringside. He cuts off Wright's rebuttal and wheels him backstage, with Wright flailing his arms wildly. Solid angle that should soon have a payoff.
- Bob Caudle is standing by with "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff. He's concerned about the SMW Heavyweight Championship Tournament, but he's still butt-hurt about the Piledriver being banned, while Terry Gordy is allowed to do a Powerbomb that can break someone's neck. He wants to know why he can't use a Piledriver, while everyone else can use whatever holds they want. "We're not a bunch of little babies out here, I want to win!" He doesn't think there's a man that can beat him, either, and he has a lot of moves he can beat people with.
- Jim Cornette is standing by, pointing out the front row looks like the cast of Deliverance. He accuses Bob Armstrong of assaulting a cripple, and that it's unfair for him to have a mystery team in the tournament. If he were to reveal their identity, then every man would hang their head in shame, move out of the area, and collapse the local economy. Every wrestler in the tournament would be backing out scared. His team is sexier than Madonna's latest music video and more dangerous than dinner at Jeffrey Dahmer's place.
- Highlights of a Carl Stiles/Brian Lee brawl from last week. At least Dutch Mantel has gotten over that terrible sickness he was suffering from that kept him out of the ring.
- Rip Rogers is still going to work on his squats, gloating about spending all of Tim Horner's money. He trips Caudle into looking away, and kicks the chair out from under Rogers, who falls just in time for Caudle to see he didn't quite make it for the whole hour. He insists it wasn't his fault, but Horner casually walks away and Caudle says so long for this week. What a hero, doing a sleazy tactic to get out of paying up the $500. I'd think Tim Horner of all people would have more honor and dignity.
Final Thoughts: We FINALLY have a start-date for the SMW Tag Team Championship Tournament, which is scheduled to begin in two weeks (the March 21st episode, assuming they weren't lying to us). Paul Orndorff continues to tease a heel turn, frustrated over the ban of his finisher, and nearly losing to Barry Horowitz as a result of that decision. Bob Armstrong has finally had enough of Ron Wright interfering in matches, so until he has a wrestler under contract, he's barred from ringside. Brian Lee and Dutch continue to drag out their program, and again, it doesn't have much momentum left for such a short-term angle. Speaking of short-term angles, don't be surprised if we get a follow-up to the Horner/Rogers debacle.