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Broseph Barksdale
George Washington Fan
Member since Sep 2010
10571 posts

Mid South Wrestling
Any memories from the old school guys in the audience?

Spawned by this awesome picture that I just found on the internet:





ehidal1
Houston Astros Fan
Chief Boot Knocka
Member since Dec 2007
26794 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
Used to love me some Mid South wrestling. Many of them used to come in my grandmothers doctors office, so she would get me autographs and pictures. Also, said my first curse word in front of my mom calling General Skandar Akbar an ass. I was 8. Ahh...the good ole days.


Shoulderchoke
UNO Fan
Swamps of Lafourche
Member since Aug 2008
7135 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
Midnight Express FTW


Broseph Barksdale
George Washington Fan
Member since Sep 2010
10571 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
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Midnight Express FTW



I wonder if Bobby hit ol Hacksaw with the Alabama Jam in this one


TigerBait2008
LSU Fan
Death Valley
Member since Jun 2008
25257 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
Hacksaw butch reed, mr wrestling, rock n roll and midnight express, JYD, those were the days..


DEANintheYAY
Cal State Fullerton Fan
LEFT COAST
Member since Jan 2008
31965 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
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Hacksaw butch reed


???

Hacksaw Jim Dugan, no???


TigerBait2008
LSU Fan
Death Valley
Member since Jun 2008
25257 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
They were both around..


TigerBait2008
LSU Fan
Death Valley
Member since Jun 2008
25257 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
Even had a coal miner's glove match, battle of the hacksaws..


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TigerBait2008
LSU Fan
Death Valley
Member since Jun 2008
25257 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
Mid-South

Reed established himself as a force to be reckoned with while competing in Bill Watts’ Mid-South Wrestling from 1983 through early 1986. In Mid-South, he was known as “Hacksaw" Butch Reed and came into the territory as a tag team partner for the main face in the territory the Junkyard Dog. Reed immediately came face to face with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan over the “Hacksaw" nickname. Back in 1983, Duggan was part of the heel group the "Rat Pack" along with Ted DiBiase and Matt Borne and used every dirty move he could think of to beat Butch Reed. Reed and Duggan would feud over the “Hacksaw" name until Jim Duggan turned face. Duggan’s face turn resulted in Butch Reed’s heel turn when Duggan was picked to be the Junkyard Dog’s tag team partner over Reed.

Reed appeared on TV stating that "Butch Reed is going to start looking out for Butch Reed", which prompted the Junkyard Dog (JYD) to join him in the ring. After arguing back and forth, Reed attacked JYD and was soon joined in the attack by Ted Dibiase. On July 16, 1983, Butch Reed won the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship and proceeded to turn back JYD’s challenges in subsequent months.[2] In October 1983, Reed’s arrogance made him agree to let the Mid-South fans pick a challenger for the North American title; he let them pick from the JYD, “Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, newcomer Krusher Khruschev, and Magnum T.A.. The fans picked JYD but Reed dismissed the choice; he also said Duggan and Khruschev did not deserve a shot and instead gave the title shot to a very young and inexperienced T.A. As fate would have it, T.A. beat Reed to win the title, then lost it 12 days later to Nikolai Volkoff.[2]



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LSU CRAZY
LSU Fan
Da Bestbank!!
Member since Dec 2004
3075 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
JYD and the THUMP!!


Buck Magnum
LSU Fan
The Dark Side
Member since Dec 2003
9809 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
When Ted Dibease turned on JYD with the loaded glove. That was pretty epic. Anything with Dirty Dick Murdoch.


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TigerintheNO
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2004
28979 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
I saw JYD beat Nikolai Volkoff in the lakefront arena


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dukke v
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PLUTO
Member since Jul 2006
158792 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
quote:

JYD and the THUMP!!






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FightOn4ever
Southern Cal Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jun 2012
1503 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
Tricky Dick Murdoch!!



Broseph Barksdale
George Washington Fan
Member since Sep 2010
10571 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
Captain Redneck!


Chitter Chatter
LSU Fan
In and Out of Consciousness
Member since Sep 2009
3681 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
Love some Mid South!! Loved when Ric Flair would come for about a month and when the Freebirds came along - think it changed to UWF around then.


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lsufan112001
USA Fan
sportsmans paradise
Member since Oct 2006
8207 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
Ran into JYD at a truck stop putting water in his Mercedes. Dude was as big as a door in person.


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bgtiger
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since Dec 2004
6933 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
I remember Jim Ross describing the Freebirds jumping Ted DiBiase at the end of the show like this; "Hayes and Gordy are running to the ring! Oh my God! They are brutalizing DiBiase! Somebody help him! (enter Dr. Death Steve Wiliams to help DiBiase) Dr. Death! Oh MY GOD! It's a bunkhouse brawl! PANDELIRIUM has broken out!!! See you next week!



USMC Gators
Member since Oct 2011
14633 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
I always thought that Mid South/UWF was overrated, but it's a shame that Crockett buried them.


bgtiger
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since Dec 2004
6933 posts

re: Mid South Wrestling
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I always thought that Mid South/UWF was overrated


child please


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