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Mae Young and The Fabulous Moolah are two of the sweetest ladies you’d ever meet. All the boys respected the hell out of them and everybody rolled out the red carpet whenever they were on the show. By 2000, they’d already got over 100 years of in-ring experience between them, so that tells you how old they were. But they would still get in the ring now and then when they were given the chance. On one show, Crash and I were booked to do a tag team match against them, so we sat down in catering together to go over the match. Out of respect for them, I took myself out of the equation and told them we would do whatever they wanted to do. Mae planned a spot where she would be in the ring with Crash and I’d sneak in behind her. She would turn around and I’d clothesline her. I said to her, “Mae, I’ve got all the respect in the world for you but if you’re asking me to clothesline you, you need to know that I lay it in there.” She said, “Sure I know that, I want you to clothesline me.” I said, “No, you don’t understand – when I clothesline somebody, I try to rip their head off. It’s TV, I don’t want it to look bad but I don’t want to hurt you.” This nearly 80-year-old woman just looked at me and said, “Bring it, motherfucker.”

- Bob Holly

RIP Mae Young (1923 - 2014)

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Here we go with the sixth episode of Smoky Mountain Wrestling from March of 1992! Bob Caudle and Dutch Mantel are here to call the action because this is “wrestling the way it used to be and the way you like it!” Rip Rogers is also in the building with some disparaging words for the SMW faithful! He’s going to do free squats for the entire hour that the show is on, just to prove his physical prowess over all of these hillbilly wrestling fans! Hollywood Bob Holly squares off with Jumpin’ Joey Maggs! Tim Horner comes out for an interview with Bob Caudle, but is interrupted by Rip Rogers as he performs his free squats! Horner bets Rogers $500 that he cannot keep the squats going for the rest of the hour! Terry “Bamm Bamm” Gordy makes his Smoky Mountain debut against Tommy Angel! SMW commissioner Bob Armstrong announces that there will be tournaments held to crown championship titleholders, with the tag team tourney coming up in two weeks! Commissioner Armstrong goes on to inform everyone that Ron Wright will be banned from ringside due to his interference in several matches lately! He may have a manager’s license, but no one is under contract to him! Wright wheels his way out to protest Armstrong’s decision, but he forgets that they have known each other for a long time! Bullet Bob knows Wright’s tactics and will not be fooled! Off he goes! “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff is angry that the piledriver has been banned here in SMW since that move is his calling card! He then steps into the squared circle to take on Barry Horowitz! Jim Cornette sounds off about the socioeconomic ramifications of revealing his secret new tag team! Prime Time Brian Lee goes up against Carl Stiles in the main event! Dutch Mantel is in Carl’s corner and one has to wonder what kind of shenanigans the Dirty Dutchman has up his sleeve! Rip Rogers is still performing his free squats, but Tim Horner decides to trip him up so he loses that $500 bet! See you next time, folks!

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Chris Benoit vs Adam Bomb - Inside Wrestling [November 1995]

In the middle of his NJPW run and his appearances in ECW, Chris Benoit stopped by Vince Jr’s territory for three dark matches during summer 1995. He took on (and lost to) Sparky Plugg (Bob Holly), Owen Hart, and Adam Bomb, but Benoit never ended up signing with the World Wrestling Federation that year. Instead, he’d continue with New Japan until officially becoming a full-time wrestler for World Championship Wrestling in October 1995.

This Inside Wrestling story is kinda funny too as the kayfabe narrative it writes out has Benoit paired with Ted DiBiase specifically due to DiBiase wanting the “Crippler” on his team. The story mentions “The Million Dollar Man” sending off a henchmen to Philadelphia to raid ECW talent, with the hopes of stealing away Sabu. Once Benoit saw the DiBiase stooge at the show, Benoit set out to prove himself and “put Sabu away in spectacularly gruesome fashion, breaking a pair of vertebrae in Sabu’s neck with a suplex”.

The manner at which Chris Benoit destroyed Sabu impressed DiBiase’s associate causing DiBiase to arrange a deal with Benoit that would involve him being a member of his Million-Dollar Corporation.  Obviously that all never happened, but who knows – in an alternate universe, maybe it was Chris Benoit who become The Ringmaster for Ted DiBiase!

anonymous asked:

Did you hear about the Bob Holly/Mil Muertes match in Laselle, Illinois? Holly apparently won after two Alabama Slams. I'm very sad that I can't find any footage of the match anywhere. At least a guy who saw it told me that it was badass.

I hadn’t heard about that, but now I’m curious to see it! I know Holly’s had something of a feud on the indies with Sami Callihan, though. From what I hear, they’re doing some killer good matches in diff. promotions, but I haven’t been able to locate any of those videos either.

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