Throwback Thursday: Memphis Wildfire Wrestling’s Force of July was a major success


The King introduces Scott Steiner to Memphis BBQ.

Memphis Wildfire Wrestling celebrated Independence Day with their annual event Force of July.  Over 500 fans jam-packed Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN with hopes of seeing “fireworks” from The King.

They were not disappointed.

This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us back to last Thursday evening, July 10th, where Jerry “The King” Lawler squared off against former WCW World Heavyweight Champion “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner.  Also on the marquee was a match being billed as The Star Spangled Challenge, which pitted myself (Dustin Starr) along with the lovely Maria against “Superstar” Bill Dundee.

Steiner & Lawler, amazingly enough, had never wrestled against one another until Force of July.  The two had a war of words on various radio and television stations prior to their match-up.  As for Bill Dundee and myself, to say we had words would be an understatement.

First, let’s take a look at The Star Spangled Challenge between Dustin “FIVE” Starr with Maria & “Superstar” Bill Dundee in its entirety:

Maria & I discussed our feelings on how the match ended on MSL, last week.

Next, let’s take a look at the Main Event of the evening.  Jerry “The King” Lawler versus “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner:

One of the greatest compliments a wrestling audience can give to the performers is a chant of “This is Awesome!”

Anyone interested in seeing Dustin Starr & Maria vs Jerry Lawler and Lauryn?

For the full results and photos from the event, check out Wrestling News Center.  John Herrada & Derrick O’ Dell provided amazing photography for the event.

To stay up-to-date on when the next big event will take place, find Memphis Wildfire Wrestling on Facebook.

Fun Facts:  WWE Network was on-hand to film the event, as we reported a few weeks back.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes photo I posted on Twitter of the film crew interviewing Bill Dundee.

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


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