Throwback Thursday Halloween Edition: A Memphis Wrestling Halloween

With Halloween only hours away, what better way to celebrate than a special edition of Throwback Thursday.  Of course, that comes with a very special clip from Memphis Wrestling’s past.

Typically, we could rewind back to a classic Jerry Lawler versus Leatherface battle.  Or maybe we could throw in a classic Freddy clip.  He wrestled numerous times in Memphis, as well.  Perhaps, we could show a clip of the time Jerry Lawler & Lance Russell traded places?  Those are all great clips that we have seen time and time again.  But do you remember when all of the wrestlers dressed up and fought matches in-costume?

Let’s rewind to October 30, 1998 – sixteen years ago today – to one of the most unique episodes of Memphis Power Pro Wrestling I’ve ever seen.  During this match-up between Batman & Popeye vs. Freddy & Leatherface, try to figure out who’s under each mask!

Be sure to share you favorite wrestling Halloween costume on Twitter by sending them to @MemphiSport or @DustinStarr.  I will share them next week on Throwback Thursday.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween, everyone!

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

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MSL’s Playing Hurt Podcast: Memphis Grizzlies Season Preview Edition

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Join MSL and HardBashin producer CJ Hurt and Sports 56 producer and WUMR Sports Desk host Drew Barrett as they take you on a sports odyssey full of twists, turns, and a good time during MSL‘s Playing Hurt Podcast.

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Week 10 TAM Rankings: Ole Miss Falls to LSU

msu_bulldog_nation_flag_53289smaThere were two undefeated TAM teams going into Saturday’s contests, and after the smoke settled there was only one.

After a heavily contested victory on the road against an improving Kentucky squad, Mississippi State is the only undefeated team in these rankings.

Ole Miss went into Tiger Stadium at night on a Saturday and played valiantly.  Unfortunately the Rebels just could not find a way to pull off the victory and fell to LSU.  Giving the Rebels their first loss of the season.  Even with that loss Ole Miss remains number two in the TAM Rankings.

Memphis came out firing on all cylinders against SMU, torching the Mustangs with 582 total yards and beating them by 38 points.

Arkansas got back to winning this week blasting lowly UAB.  More importantly the Razorbacks gave fans one of the greatest plays of the year.

Tennessee surrendered 20 first quarter points in route to a 14 point loss to Alabama, while Arkansas State fell to Louisiana Lafayette in a Tuesday night game.

MTSU rested this week to get ready for their matchup with BYU, and Southern Mississippi lost more than their game this week when starting quarterback Nick Mullens left the game with a foot injury.

With their loss to Missouri, Vanderbilt is one loss away from missing out on a bowl for the first time since 2010.

As always there are tons of great matchups featuring TAM teams.  Yet there can only be one TAM Game of the Week, and that distinction goes to Ole Miss versus Auburn.  The Rebels are coming off a heartbreaking loss, but have no time to sulk as a very talented Auburn team comes to town trying to keep their national title hopes alive.

We are a week closer to bowl season and the TAM teams are ready for a late season push towards bowl eligibility.

Without further ado, here are week ten’s TAM Rankings…

The Mid-South is full of fans with allegiances to different area college football programs. Which FBS program in the three states surrounding the Memphis area is the best? To help end some arguments and start others, every week MemphiSport ranks all the college football teams in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. We call it the TAM Rankings.
1.  Mississippi_State_Bulldogs logoMississippi State (7-0):
Last Game: 
W 45-31 @ Commonwealth Stadium
Best Win: 
38-23 vs. Auburn @ Davis Wade Stadium
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (Southern Miss)
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A


2.  ole_miss logoOle Miss (7-1):
Last Game: 
L 10-7 vs. LSU @ Tiger Stadium 
Best Win: 
23-17 vs. Alabama @ Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium
Worst Loss: 10-7 vs. LSU @ Tiger Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 3 (Memphis, Vanderbilt, Tennessee)
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A


3.
  memphis-tigers logoMemphis (4-3):
Last Game:
 W 48-10 vs. SMU @ Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Best Win: 41-14 vs. Cincinnati @ Paul Brown Stadium 
Worst Loss: 28-24 vs. Houston @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (MTSU)
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Ole Miss)


4.  Arkansas logoArkansas (4-4):
Last Game: 
W 45-17 vs. UAB @ Razorback Stadium
Best Win: 
49-28 vs. Texas Tech @ Jones AT&T Stadium
Worst Loss: L 35-28 (OT) vs. Texas A&M @ AT&T Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A


5.   University-Tennessee-Logo-2Tennessee (3-5):
Last Game: 
L 34-20 vs. Alabama @ Neyland Stadium
Best Win: 38-7 vs. Utah State @ Neyland Stadium
Worst Loss: 34-10 vs. Oklahoma @ Memorial Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (Arkansas State)
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A


6. MTSU LogoMTSU (5-3):
Last Game: 
W 34-22 vs. UAB @ Floyd Stadium
Best Win: 50-47 (3 OT) vs. Western Kentucky @ Floyd Stadium
Worst Loss: 36-17 vs. Memphis @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams:
 1 (Southern Mississippi)
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Memphis)


7. 
  Arkansas State Logo 2Arkansas State (4-3):
Last Game: L 55-40 vs LA Lafayette @ Cajun Field
Best Win: 21-14 vs Utah State (OT) @ Liberty Bank Stadium
Worst Loss: 55-40 vs LA Lafayette @ Cajun Field
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Tennessee)


8.  Vandy LogoVanderbilt (2-7):
Last Game: 
L 24-14 vs. Missouri @ Memorial Stadium
Best Win: 34-31 vs. UMass @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Worst Loss: 
 41-3 vs. Ole Miss @ LP Field
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Ole Miss)


9.  Southern Miss logo 2Southern Mississippi (3-5):
Last Game: 
L 31-20 vs. LA Tech @M.M. Roberts Stadium
Best Win: W 26-20 vs. Alcorn State @ M.M. Roberts Stadium
Worst Loss: 49-0 vs. Mississippi State @ Davis Wade Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: 2 (Mississippi State and MTSU)

 

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CJ Hurt covers college football for MemphiSport. Follow him 
@conradicalness for live tweets from games.

 

 

 

Top Five Indie Memphis Movies For Sports Fans

indie memphisThere are few annual events in Memphis bigger than the Indie Memphis Film Festival.  Serving as one of the best film festivals in the nation, Indie Memphis gives Memphians a chance to see some truly special films that they otherwise might not get the chance to see.

This year’s film selection has several outstanding movies with sports tie-ins, and below is a list of some of the best ones at this year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival.

1. American Cheerleader
Day: Sunday, November 2
Time: 2:45 pm
Location:  Playhouse on the Square
First up on our list is this spectacular documentary.  In American Cheerleader, two separate high school cheerleading teams are followed and filmed as they practice and get ready to compete for the illustrious National High School Cheerleading Championship.  For more, check out the trailer:

2. Happy Valley
Day:  Saturday, November 1
Time: 9:15 pm
Location:  Studio on the Square
We all remember the scandal that that shook Penn State football to its core.  The Jerry Sandusky scandal led to an unprecedented series of events, including a NCAA mandated four year bowl ban and major scholarship losses for one of the proudest college football programs in the nation.  Said scandal also forced Penn State officials to fire legendary head coach Joe Paterno amid a firestorm of controversy.  This film takes an in depth look at the events that led to Sandusky’s arrest.  A real must see for all college football fans everywhere. For more, check out the trailer:

3.  Glena
Day:  Saturday, November 1
Time: 6:30 pm
Location:  Circuit Playhouse
Glena is a sports documentary that will be shown at Indie Memphis that is truly like no other.  A woman who appears to have it all, Glena Avila decides to join the world of cage fighting with no background or training whatsoever.  She shocks opponent after opponent in the amateur ranks on her quest to live her dream and make to the professional ranks.  If you do not think this is going to be a great film, simply check out the preview below:

GLENA – Trailer Slamdance World Premiere from Allan Luebke on Vimeo.

Listen to Kevin Cerrito, Greg Akers, and Executive Director of Indie Memphis Eric Jambor discuss all of this years Indie Memphis Films

4.  Hoop Dreams
Day:  Sunday, November 2
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hattiloo Theatre
Every now and then the folks at Indie Memphis like to give Memphians a look at a film that is far from new, yet still holds relevance in our society today, and Hoop Dreams is that movie this year.  For those who may not know, this film came out 20 years ago and follows two young men from Chicago, Arthur Agee and William Gates, as they chase their dreams of becoming professional basketball players.  Both Agee and Gates will be in the house to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of this great film, and there will be a question and answer session following the film. Watch the trailer from 1989:

Click here to purchase your Indie Memphis tickets, weekend passes, or standby cards

5.  “They Live”
Day:  Friday, October 31
Time:  9:15 pm
Location:  Studio on the Square
One of John Carpenter’s earlier films, They Live follows a drifter who realizes that the ruling class is a bunch of aliens and that the Earth has in fact been invaded by these extraterrestrials.  The aliens are manipulating people, tricking humans into spending money, reproduce, and be satisfied with the monotony of everyday life.  Now you might be asking yourself where the sports element is in this film, after all aliens taking over the world does not exactly scream sports themed like the other movies.  The sports element for this film lies in the star of the movie.  Retired wrestler and WWE  Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper plays John Nada, a man on a quest to save the world. Watch the trailer:

WIN TIX: Like Memphis Sport on Facebook, follow @memphisport on Twitter and listen to MSL for your chance to win tickets to these Indie Memphis sports films as the festival approaches.

CJ Hurt covers a wide range of topics for MemphiSport. Follow him @conradicalness for live tweets from all sorts of events sports and otherwise.  You can also hear him every week on MSL’s Playing Hurt Podcast.

Throwback Thursday: Vampire Warrior Gangrel returns to Memphis tonight

10511671_518883954914456_5502080124092945174_oTonight is a big night for wrestling fans, as Memphis Wildfire Wrestling returns to Minglewood Hall for their annual Halloween Spooktacular “Bumps in the Night”.  With Halloween just one week away, what could be a better main event than Jerry “The King” Lawler going one on one with The Vampire Warrior Gangrel?

The King has battled monsters such as Leatherface, Freddy & even a Christmas Creature.  But no monster has been as successful & done the damage that The Vampire Warrior has.  These two men have a long history, dating back to Gangrel’s Memphis Wrestling debut.

Let’s rewind back to July 10, 1993 inside WMC-TV5 Studios for USWA Wrestling.  A rare match-up between Brian Christopher and Jerry Lawler was interrupted by the man who will step inside the square circle against The King tonight at Minglewood Hall – Vampire Warrior Gangrel.

Also announced for the event:  Buff Bagwell vs “Grand Master Sexay” Brian ChristopherDustin Starr with Maria vs Hurricane Helms with weatherman Tim Van Horn & a special Halloween Costume Contest.  Along with the fantastic line-up, a special Meet & Greet is scheduled for 6PM.  Bell time is at 7PM.

Catch up on the latest videos featuring your favorites at Memphis Wildfire Wrestling!

VIDEO:  Tim Van Horn’s Weather Forecast to Dustin Starr & Maria

VIDEO:  Hurricane Helms on MSL

VIDEO:  Tim Van Horn calls in on MSL

VIDEO:  Dustin Starr & Maria join Local Memphis Live

VIDEO:  Kevin Lawler joins Good Morning Memphis

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

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MSL’s Playing Hurt Podcast: Memphis Tigers Basketball Preview Edition

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Join MSL and HardBashin producer CJ Hurt and Sports 56 producer and WUMR Sports Desk host Drew Barrett as they take you on a sports odyssey full of twists, turns, and a good time during MSL‘s Playing Hurt Podcast.

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Week 8 TAM Rankings: Bulldogs Unanimous Number One TAM Team

miss st helmetMississippi State and Ole Miss continue to dominate the college football landscape.  The Bulldogs had a well-deserved bye week, while the Rebels dominated in their contest against fellow TAM team Tennessee.  Ole Miss held the team from Rocky Top to just 191 yards of total offense, zero rushing yards, and just three points.

Tennessee was not the only TAM team to get throttled this week.  Arkansas allowed 31 second quarter points and trailed 38-6 at half time before Georgia stepped off of the gas.

Both Tennessee and Arkansas fell in the TAM Rankings because of their pitiful performances, which means Memphis moves on up to three.  This is the highest the Tigers have ever been ranked in these rankings.

Arkansas State and Vanderbilt had bye weeks as well, and MTSU returned to their winning ways by knockling off C-USA foe UAB.

Southern Mississippi managed to beat North Texas for their third win of the year.

This is another week full of awesome contests featuring TAM Teams, but there can only be one Game of the Week.  Ole Miss vs. LSU gets that distinction this week.  It is one thing to go into Tiger Stadium at night as the hunter, but the Rebels will not be the hunted on Saturday.  Vegas has the Rebs favored by three points in that game so a loss to LSU would be considered an upset.

It is that time of the year where teams begin to separate themselves from one another.  Here is hoping that your favorite TAM team makes you proud.

Without further ado, here are week eight’s TAM Rankings…


The Mid-South is full of fans with allegiances to different area 
college football programs. Which FBS program in the three states surrounding the Memphis area is the best? To help end some arguments and start others, every week MemphiSport ranks all the college football teams in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. We call it the TAM Rankings.

1. Mississippi_State_Bulldogs logoMississippi State (6-0):
Last Game: 
W 38-23 vs. Auburn @ Davis Wade Stadium
Best Win: 
38-23 vs. Auburn @ Davis Wade Stadium
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (Southern Miss)
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A


2.  ole_miss logoOle Miss (7-0):
Last Game: 
W 34-3 vs Tennessee @Vaught Hemmingway Stadium 
Best Win: 
23-17 vs. Alabama @ Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: 3 (Memphis, Vanderbilt, Tennessee)
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A


3.
  memphis-tigers logoMemphis (3-3):
Last Game:
 L 28-24 vs. Houston @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Best Win: 41-14 vs. Cincinnati @ Paul Brown Stadium 
Worst Loss: 28-24 vs. Houston @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (MTSU)
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Ole Miss)


4.  Arkansas logoArkansas (3-4):
Last Game: 
L 45-32 vs. UGA @ War Memorial Stadium
Best Win: 
49-28 vs. Texas Tech @ Jones AT&T Stadium
Worst Loss: L 35-28 (OT) vs. Texas A&M @ AT&T Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A


5.   University-Tennessee-Logo-2Tennessee (3-4):
Last Game: 
L 34-3 vs. Ole Miss @ Vaught Hemmingway Stadium
Best Win: 38-7 vs. Utah State @ Neyland Stadium
Worst Loss: 34-10 vs. Oklahoma @ Memorial Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (Arkansas State)
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Ole Miss)


6. Arkansas State Logo 2Arkansas State (4-2):

Last Game: W 52-10 vs. Georgia Southern @ Georgia Dome
Best Win: 21-14 vs Utah State (OT) @ Liberty Bank Stadium
Worst Loss: 34-19 vs. Tennessee @ Neyland Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Tennessee)


7. 
 MTSU LogoMTSU (5-3):
Last Game: 
W 34-22 vs. UAB @ Floyd Stadium
Best Win: 50-47 (3 OT) vs. Western Kentucky @ Floyd Stadium
Worst Loss: 36-17 vs. Memphis @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams:
 1 (Southern Mississippi)
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Memphis)


8.  Vandy LogoVanderbilt (2-5):
Last Game: 
L 21-20 vs. Charleston Southern @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Best Win: 34-31 vs. UMass @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Worst Loss: 
 41-3 vs. Ole Miss @ LP Field
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Ole Miss)


9.  Southern Miss logo 2Southern Mississippi (3-4):
Last Game: 
W 30-20 vs. North Texas @ Mean Green Stadium
Best Win: W 26-20 vs. Alcorn State @ M.M. Roberts Stadium
Worst Loss: 49-0 vs. Mississippi State @ Davis Wade Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: 2 (Mississippi State and MTSU)

 

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CJ Hurt covers college football for MemphiSport. Follow him 
@conradicalness for live tweets from games.

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Hurricane coming to Memphis & MSL

1614092_515843335218518_5742660651836774986_oWMC-TV5 Weatherman Tim Van Horn says a severe storm will hit Memphis on October 23rd.  Not just any storm – but a Hurricane is coming!

Memphis Wildfire Wrestling announced last week that former WWE Superstar Hurricane Helms will be appearing at Minglewood Hall next Thursday for the Halloween Spooktacular “Bumps in the Night”.  His opponent?

None other than myself – Dustin Starr.

So, this week let’s take a look back at WWE’s super hero going one on one with The Great One.  In 2003, Hurricane pulled off one of the biggest upsets in WWE history.

Speaking of upsets, I’m planning one of my own on October 23rd.

Not only will Hurricane Helms be appearing at Memphis Wildfire Wrestling, but he will be joining us on MSL this Saturday.  MSL airs live every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT on on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM .  If you have any questions you’d like to ask Hurricane, feel free to post them here or send them via Twitter @MemphiSport.  Also, be sure to follow Shane “Hurricane” Helms on Twitter.

Also announced for the event:  Jerry “The King” Lawler vs Gangrel, Buff Bagwell vs “Grand Master Sexay” Brian Christopher & a special Halloween Costume Contest.  You’ll have your chance to win FREE tickets to the event during Hang Up & Listen, this Saturday on MSL.  Click here to view the Facebook event page.

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

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Week 7 TAM Rankings: Mississippi Schools Are Tied For First

miss license plateThose two schools in Mississippi just keep on rolling and are cementing themselves as two of the best teams in the nation.  More importantly they are clearly the two best teams in these rankings and are tied this week for the number one overall spot.

Ole Miss destroyed a Texas A&M squad that many anointed SEC West Champions after the first week of the season.  It was 35-7 before Hugh Freeze called off the dogs and let the reserves have some fun.

Not to be outdone by their instate rival, Mississippi State forced Auburn to commit two turnovers on their first two plays from scrimmage in route to a 15 point victory over last year’s SEC Champions.

Arkansas suffered another close loss this time at the hands of Alabama after leading most of the game.  The dominate Razorbacks rushing attack was held to just 89 total rushing yards, and managed five rushing yards the entire second half.  This is the Razorbacks fifteenth straight conference loss, and coach Bret Bielema is still looking for his first SEC win.

Tennessee bounced back nicely against UT Chattanooga.  They will get to pick on somebody their own size this week when they face fellow TAM team Ole Miss on Saturday.

After looking like one of the best teams outside the “Power Five”, Memphis came back down to Earth Saturday.  Paxton Lynch and company suffered their first loss to a team outside of the AP’s Top 25 Poll when Houston came to town.  Memphis was playing mistake free football up until their five turnover performance on Saturday.

Arkansas State manhandled Georgia State, while Rakeem Cato and Marshall proved to be too much for MTSU to handle.

Vandy played one of the best FCS teams in the nation and came away with a one point victory.  Southern Mississippi was off this week, and look to get a much needed win against North Texas Saturday.

There are a slew of games featuring TAM teams worth watching this week, but Tennessee vs. Ole Miss is the TAM Game of the Week.

Ole Miss and Mississippi State are both bowl eligible and you can expect a few more TAM teams to join them when it is all said and done.

Without further ado, here are week seven’s TAM Rankings…


The Mid-South is full of fans with allegiances to different area 
college football programs. Which FBS program in the three states surrounding the Memphis area is the best? To help end some arguments and start others, every week MemphiSport ranks all the college football teams in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. We call it the TAM Rankings.

T1. ole_miss logoOle Miss (6-0):
Last Game: 
W 35-20 vs. Texas A&M @ Kyle Field 
Best Win: 
23-17 vs. Alabama @ Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: 2 (Memphis and Vanderbilt)
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A


T1. Mississippi_State_Bulldogs logoMississippi State (6-0):
Last Game: 
W 38-23 vs. Auburn @ Davis Wade Stadium
Best Win: 
38-23 vs. Auburn @ Davis Wade Stadium
Worst Loss: N/A
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (Southern Miss)
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A


3.
  Arkansas logoArkansas (3-3):
Last Game: 
L 14-13 vs. Alabama @ Razorback Stadium
Best Win: 
49-28 vs. Texas Tech @ Jones AT&T Stadium
Worst Loss: L 35-28 (OT) vs. Texas A&M @ AT&T Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A


4. University-Tennessee-Logo-2Tennessee (3-3):
Last Game:
W 45-10 vs. UT Chattanooga @ Neyland Stadium
Best Win: 38-7 vs. Utah State @ Neyland Stadium
Worst Loss: 34-10 vs. Oklahoma @ Memorial Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (Arkansas State)
Losses Against TAM Teams: N/A


5. memphis-tigers logoMemphis (3-3):
Last Game:
 L 28-24 vs. Houston @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Best Win: 41-14 vs. Cincinnati @ Paul Brown Stadium 
Worst Loss: 28-24 vs. Houston @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: 1 (MTSU)
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Ole Miss)


6. Arkansas State Logo 2Arkansas State (4-2):

Last Game: W 52-10 vs. Georgia Southern @ Georgia Dome
Best Win: 21-14 vs Utah State (OT) @ Liberty Bank Stadium
Worst Loss: 34-19 vs. Tennessee @ Neyland Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Tennessee)


7. 
 MTSU LogoMTSU (4-3):
Last Game: 
L 49-24 vs. Marshall @ Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Best Win: 50-47 (3 OT) vs. Western Kentucky @ Floyd Stadium
Worst Loss: 36-17 vs. Memphis @ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams:
 1 (Southern Mississippi)
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Memphis)


8.  Vandy LogoVanderbilt (2-5):
Last Game: 
L 21-20 vs. Charleston Southern @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Best Win: 34-31 vs. UMass @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Worst Loss: 
 41-3 vs. Ole Miss @ LP Field
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: 1 (Ole Miss)


9.  Southern Miss logo 2Southern Mississippi (2-4):
Last Game: 
L 37-31 vs. MTSU @ Floyd Stadium
Best Win: W 26-20 vs. Alcorn State @ M.M. Roberts Stadium
Worst Loss: 49-0 vs. Mississippi State @ Davis Wade Stadium
Wins Against TAM Teams: N/A
Losses Against TAM Teams: 2 (Mississippi State and MTSU)

 

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CJ Hurt covers college football for MemphiSport. Follow him @conradicalness for live tweets from games.

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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