As many of you know, yesterday was National Dog Day. We couldn’t scroll through a social media channel without seeing images of dogs to celebrate the social holiday. There were nearly 5 million posts on Instagram alone with the hashtag – #NationalDogDay.
Naturally, being a wrestling fan from Memphis – I had a few other dogs on my mind.
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, I not only do I have a classic clip to share – but I have a bonus clip, as well. The first comes to us from September 21st, 1992 inside Mid-South Coliseum. The late, great Junkyard Dog was crowned USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion with a victory of “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert.
JYD will always be remember as one of the greatest “dogs” of all time. But National Dog Day couldn’t go on without mentioning my friend and Memphis Wrestling legend Moondog Spot. For those of you who think Moondog Spot was only big in Memphis – here’s a bonus clip from February 15th, 1987 where he squared off against King Harley Race on WWF Wrestling Challenge.
I’ll be joining Kevin Cerrito this Saturday to find out who his favorite “dog” of all-time is, as well as recapping the biggest party of the summer – Summer Slam. Cerrito Live airs every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT on on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM .
Delta Fair: Memphis Wild Fire Wrestling will be live at the Delta Fair on September 5th & 6th with wrestling shows at 1PM & 5PM each day. Wrestling will take place indoors at Agricenter Memphis and will be a part of the fair admission.
Scheduled to appear: Jerry “The King” Lawler, “Superstar” Bill Dundee, Derrick King & of course the Power Couple – Dustin Starr & Maria. For more info, click here.
Don’t forget: Pro Wrestling Trivia with Kevin Cerrito is back at The Green Beetle on September 10th at 8PM . Test your knowledge against other wrestling fans to see if you have what it takes to bring home the title! Also, dress as your favorite wrestler and win a prize in the Costume Contest! View the official event invite here.
(photo cred: WMC Action News 5)
Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and Cerrito Live. Follow him @DustinStarr.