Throwback Thursday: Derrick King proposes on Memphis Wrestling

In the late 1990’s, Memphis PowerPro Wrestling took off as the premier wrestling organization in Memphis.  Hosted by Dave Brown and Corey Maclin, PowerPro Wrestling was live every Saturday morning on WMC-TV5.  This version of Memphis Wrestling was the official “farm league” of the WWE for many years, giving Saturday morning wrestling a mixture of WWE superstars.

This week’s Throwback Thursday features a gem that you may or may not remember.  We’ve seen so many storylines throughout the years, but do you ever remember seeing a proposal on Memphis Wrestling?  Well, it happened!

After competing in a hard-fought match against Tony Faulk, “Mr. Personalities” Derrick King was fired up and in love.  Faulk had Brandon Baxter and the late Billy Joe Travis in his corner.  In DK’s corner was none other than Miss Texas.

The storyline continued for quite a while and even ended up in a huge brawl in a local bridal shop.  A wedding never actually occurred.

Can’t get enough of Throwback Thursday?  Join us tonight at The Green Beetle for Wrestling Trivia with Kevin Cerrito.  The winning team will receive FREE tickets to Memphis Wildfire Wrestling‘s annual Halloween Spooktacular on October 23rd at Minglewood Hall.  Click here to view the Facebook event page.

WHAT: Pro Wrestling Trivia
WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 8:00 – 10:00 PM
WHERE: The Green Beetle, 325 South Main StreetSouth Main Street, Memphis, TN.
COST: Free to play

Fun Facts:  Miss Texas is a former WWE Women’s Champion.  In the WWE, she was known as Miss Jacqueline.  She also performed in TNA under the name Jackie Moore.  Brandon Baxter & Miss Jacqueline had several one on one matches at Power Pro.  Brandon is currently the #1 radio personality in Jonesboro, AR.  Oh and one last note – the local bridal shop mentioned was owned by Corey Maclin.

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


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