Throwback Thursday: Cactus Jack and Jeff Jarrett battle for titles

Cactus Jack Old School

Memphis was hardcore before hardcore was popular.  Mick Foley is now known as the Hardcore Legend, but before that he was one half of the USWA Tag Team Champions.

This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us back to the late 1980’s, where Foley was known as Cactus Jack.  Not only was he defending the USWA Tag Team Championship but he was defending them against a young Jeff Jarrett.

Cactus Jack & Scott Braddock defend the USWA Tag Team Titles against Jeff Jarrett & Matt Borne:

Mick Foley is a WWE Hall of Famer, former World Heavyweight Champion & a New York Times Best Selling Author.  Jeff Jarrett won World Championships, was the founder of TNA Wrestling & has brand new company Global Force Wrestling.  Each of these men left their mark on Memphis and the Mid-South during the early stages of their careers.

Fun Facts:  Mick Foley once played four different characters in the WWE… at the same time!  He actively competed as Mick Foley, Dude Love, Cactus Jack  and Mankind.

There has been a lot of buzz about Jeff Jarrett’s new wrestling promotion.  Global Force Wrestling is based out of Nashville and set to debut in 2015.  Jeff Jarrett provides daily updates on his Twitter.


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Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.


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