Friday, 18 February 2011

Watts Love Got To Do With It? The Fuckin' Mid-South Project




So last night I finished going through the DVDVR Mid-South set. I never picked up the set until it was too late to participate in the voting process (think I got it just as Memphis was starting up), but I've had it for a little over a couple years now anyway. Some of it I haven't seen in two years, some of it I haven't seen in two weeks. Either way, long before I had watched everything on the set, Mid-South had become my all-time favourite wrestling promotion. Naturally, there's a truckload of stuff that I want to go back and re-watch, so here we go again with another dorkfest wrestling project.

Pretty much gonna re-watch everything over time (most likely a long time) and eventually have it all ranked, similar to the 1992 WCW Project. Instead of ranking it from #1-#150, though, I'm thinking I'll just split everything into 5 "tiers" -- tier 1 being the really awesome stuff, tier 2 being a step down from that but still great-borderline top level stuff, tier 3 being the stuff that's a step down from that but still really good, tier 4 being the stuff that's fun-good, tier 5 being the stuff that ranges from decent to bottom of the barrel. Or something like that. I'll put everything within each tier in chronological order and then whenever I've gone through the whole set again, I'll whip up a top 50 or whatever. Ranking the top level stuff isn't too difficult; it's when you get to the stuff below that that things become tricky, especially when there *so* much good stuff (found that out with the 1992 WCW Project).

Anyways, I'll plug away at this like I did with 1992 WCW. Sometimes there'll be daily updates, sometimes there won't be anything for months. You know how it is.

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Junkyard Dog & Mr. Olympia v Ted DiBiase & Matt Borne (Loser Leaves Town) (10/27/82)
Chavo Guerrero v Mr. Olympia (6/24/83)
Butch Reed & Jim Neidhart v Mr. Wrestling II & Magnum TA (Cage Match) (12/25/83)
Ted DiBiase v Magnum TA (No DQ, Tulsa) (5/27/84)
Rock 'n' Roll Express & Hacksaw Duggan v Midnight Express & Ernie Ladd (6/8/84)
Ted DiBiase v Hacksaw Duggan (No DQ) (3/8/85)
Ted DiBiase v Jim Duggan (NO DQ, Loser Leaves Town, Coal Miner's Glove on a Pole, Tuxedo Cage Match) (3/22/85)
Ric Flair v Terry Taylor (4/28/85)
Ric Flair v Terry Taylor (5/3/85)


Ted DiBiase v Hacksaw Duggan (Street Fight) (7/29/83)
Midnight Express v Mr. Wrestling II & Magnum TA (2/10/84)
Midnight Express v Bill Watts & Stagger Lee (4/22/84)
Ted DiBiase v Magnum TA (No DQ, OKC) (5/27/84)
Ted DiBiase v Magnum TA (7/6/84)
The Fantastics v Midnight Express (8/9/84)
The Fantastics v Chavo & Hector Guerrero (10/12/84)
Butch Reed & Ernie Ladd v Magnum TA & Master Gee (Ghetto Street Fight) (11/4/84)
The Fantastics v Dr. Death & Jake Roberts (4/14/85)
Rock 'n' Roll Express v Dirty White Boys (5/11/85)
Jake Roberts & The Barbarian v Rock 'n' Roll Express (6/28/85)
Terry Gordy v Dr. Death (6/22/86)
Terry Gordy v Hacksaw Duggan (8/3/86)
Terry Gordy v Dr. Death (9/28/86)


Rock 'n' Roll Express v Butch Reed & Buddy Landel (3/28/84)
Midnight Express v Bill Dundee & Porkchop Cash (4/6/84)
Rock 'n' Roll Express & Hacksaw Duggan v Midnight Express & Ernie Ladd (7/2/84)
Hacksaw Duggan & Dusty Rhodes v Butch Reed & Hercules Hernandez (8/19/84)
Butch Reed v Skip Young (9/23/84)
Butch Reed & Ernie Ladd v Brickhouse Brown & Master Gee (10/21/84)
Buddy Landel, Chavo & Hector Guerrero v Brickhouse Brown, Bill Dundee & Jose Lothario (Elimination Match) (11/16/84)
Rock 'n' Roll Express v Midnight Express (1/21/85)
Ted DiBiase v Brad Armstrong (2/10/85)
Rock 'n' Roll Express v Chavo & Hector Guerrero (2/13/85) 
Rock 'n' Roll Express v Ted DiBiase & Steve Williams (5/3/85)
Rock 'n' Roll Express v Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts (6/24/85)
Hacksaw Duggan, Terry Taylor & Bill Watts v The Fabulous Freebirds (8/17/86)
Terry Gordy v Dr. Death (9/15/86)


Bob Roop v Mike George (12/16/81)
Mr. Olympia v Paul Orndorff (2/3/82)
Bob Roop v Ted DiBiase (4/2/82)
Mr. Olympia v Bob Roop (7/15/82)
Junkyard Dog & Mr. Olympia v Ted DiBiase & Hacksaw Duggan (8/18/82)
Ted DiBiase & Matt Borne v Junkyard Dog & Mr. Wrestling II (2/16/83)
Midnight Express v Rock 'n' Roll Express (No DQ, Tag Titles vs. $50,000) (5/23/84)
The Fantastics & Jim Duggan v Midnight Express & Jim Cornette (7/20/84)
Killer Khan v Chris Adams (9/9/84)
The Fantastics v Midnight Express (No DQ) (9/28/84)
Brad Armstrong v Ted DiBiase (1/16/85)
Kevin Von Erich v Chris Adams (1/18/85)
Buddy Landel, Chavo & Hector Guerrero v Rock 'n' Roll Express & Joe Lothario (1/18/85)
Rock 'n' Roll Express & Butch Reed v Kamala, Dr. Death & One Man Gang (2/25/85)
Ric Flair v Kerry Von Erich (4/28/85)
Ric Flair v Kerry Von Erich (5/4/85)
Terry Gordy v Terry Taylor (6/17/86)
Hacksaw Duggan, Terry Taylor & Bill Watts v The Fabulous Freebirds (7/20/86)
The Fantastics & Missing Link v Eddie Gilbert, John Tatum & Sting (8/3/86)
Terry Taylor v John Tatum (8/17/86)
Terry Gordy v One Man Gang (9/21/86)
Ted DiBiase & Terry Taylor v Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts (Country Whipping Match) (10/12/86)
The Fantastics v John Tatum & Jack Victory (11/4/86)
Ted DiBiase v One Man Gang (11/18/86)
Terry Gordy v Dr. Death (12/26/86)


Junkyard Dog v Nick Bockwinkel (6/11/82)
One Man Gang v Buck Robley (Lumberjack Match) (9/15/82)
Stagger Lee & Mr. Olympia v Ted DiBiase & Matt Borne (Loser Leaves Town) (12/18/82)
Butch Reed v Iron Sheik (4/8/83)
Dusty Rhodes v Nick Bockwinkel (5/20/83)
Chris Adams v Adrian Street (10/10/84)
Rock 'n' Roll Express v Midnight Express (Scaffold Match) (12/2/84)
Adrian Street v Terry Taylor (Loser Leaves Town) (12/7/84)
Hacksaw Duggan & Terry Gordy v Ted DiBiase & Steve Williams (1/21/85)
Rock 'n' Roll Express v Dirty White Boys (4/15/85)
Rock 'n' Roll Express v Ted DiBiase & Steve Williams (6/19/85)
Terry Gordy v Terry Taylor (6/13/86)
Ted DiBiase & Dr. Death v Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts (Lumberjack Match) (8/31/86)
The Fantastics v Sting & Eddie Gilbert (9/7/86)

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