Throwback Thursday: Lawler & Dundee return to Mid-South Coliseum

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When Jerry “The King” Lawler and “Superstar” Bill Dundee return to the Mid-South Coliseum this Saturday, it’ll be under much different terms than in the past.  Although they have a longtime rivalry, they will set their differences aside to help save a building they both made famous together.

Roundhouse Revival is an all-day event in the parking lot of the Mid-South Coliseum and is free to the public.  Along with music, basketball and food – Lawler & Dundee will face the Coliseum Crushers in the day’s main event.  Longtime referee Jerry Calhoun will be there to officiate the match-up.

We know very little about the Coliseum Crushers.  However, we all know how well Lawler and Dundee can work together as a team.  In case you’ve forgotten, let me take you back to 1987 where the duo captured the AWA World Tag Team Titles.  To make it a little sweeter – the victory came inside the Mid-South Coliseum.

I will be reporting live from the Mid-South Coliseum this Saturday and will have free Memphis Wildfire Wrestling tickets.  Memphis in MAYhem takes place next Thursday night (May 28) at Woodland Hills Event Center in Cordova, TN and features a Street Fight between myself (with Maria) and Bill Dundee.  Also, you will have your chance to win free tickets on Cerrito Live.  Cerrito Live airs on Saturday afternoons from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM.

For more information on Roundhouse Revival – Click here

For more information on Wild Fire Wrestling’s Memphis in MAYhem – Click here.

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

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Throwback Thursday: Coliseum Classic

With the big Roundhouse Revival right around the corner and brand new Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame shirts fresh off the press, why not take a look back at a Mid-South Coliseum classic?  In Memphis, it doesn’t get any bigger than “Fabulous” Jackie Fargo and Jerry “The King” Lawler.

On October 4th, 1976 – 8,000+ jam-packed the Mid-South Coliseum to watch Jackie Fargo try to take the Championship away from Jerry Lawler.  You’ll be shocked at how this one ends.

Be sure to join us for Pro Wrestling Trivia Night at The Green Beetle on Thursday, May 14 (8:00 pm- 10:00 pm).  Kevin Cerrito will be your host and winners will get FREE tix to Wild Fire Wrestling‘s Memphis in MAYhem event on May 28th at Woodland Hills Event Center.  Plus, other great prizes for 2nd, 3rd and Best Team Name!

For more information click here.

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

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Throwback Thursday: Classic USWA tag team wrestling

This week, I have a clip that features two WWE trainers, a Superstar, and one of the biggest names in pro wrestling history all in one tag team match.  Looking back 25 years ago, this footage is golden.

“Superstar” Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn vs Steve Austin & Tom Prichard – and if that isn’t good enough for you – the late Tojo Yamamoto is ringside causing trouble.  Enjoy!

Speaking of “Superstar” Bill Dundee – I have one more clip I would like to share on Throwback Thursday.  Only this time, we go back just one week ago to Memphis Wildfire Wrestling‘s RETURN of the BURN.  Maria & I went head to head with Bill Dundee in the main event at Woodland Hills Event Center.  Things got a little out of hand in the end!

Don’t miss Memphis Wildfire Wrestling‘s Memphis in Mayhem at Woodland Hills Event Center on May 28th.  For more details, click here.

Fun Fact:  Steve Keirn and Tom Prichard have both been trainers for World Wrestling Entertainment.  Prichard is a former WWE Tag Team Champion, while Keirn was one half of The Fabulous Ones.

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

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Throwback Thursday: Handsome Jimbo calling into Mempho

The headline says it all – WWE Hall of Famer and Memphis Wrestling legend “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant will be our special guest on Cerrito Live, Saturday afternoon.  This will be the first time we have “Handsome” Jimmy on-air with us and it is sure to be an exciting call. No one in the history of Memphis Wrestling has had more glitz, glamour, enthusiasm and fanfare than the “boy from New York City.”  Even before his time in Memphis, “Handsome” Jimmy & “Luscious” Johnny – The Valiant Brothers set the WWWF on fire by capturing the World Tag Team Championships. Let’s take a look back at the historic career of not only “Handsome” Jimbo – but The Valiant Brothers as a Hall of Fame tag team. We are looking forward to speaking with “Handsome” Jimmy about a number of topics, including his thoughts on our historic Mid-South Coliseum, Roundhouse Revival event on May 23rd, and the upcoming Memphis Wildfire Wrestling event on April 23rd – Return of the Burn. Speaking of Wildfire Wrestling, I have one more clip to share.  This one comes from September 18th, 2014 at Long Live The King.  Maria & I had the honor of interviewing “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant in a segment we call The Five Starr Showcase.  Unfortunately for Valiant, things didn’t go too well for him.  I’m sure he will have something to say about this on Saturday. Along with the exclusive interview with “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant, you will have your chance to win FREE Memphis Wildfire Wrestling tickets.  Be sure to listen live! Cerrito Live airs 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 discuss with “Handsome” Jimmy, feel free to post them here or send them via Twitter @MemphiSport.  Also, be sure to find Jimmy Valiant on Facebook. Don’t Forget:  Memphis Wildfire Wrestling returns next Thursday, April 23rd!  Catch all the action at Woodland Hills Country Club in Cordova, TN.  Already scheduled: Brian Christopher vs Derrick King, Dazzler vs Chris Lexx, R&D vs Action Jackson and Dustin “FIVE” Starr with Maria vs “SUPERSTAR” Bill Dundee!  For the latest info, click here. Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and Cerrito Live. Follow him @DustinStarr. SEE ALSO:

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Throwback Thursday: Andy Kaufman & Jimmy Hart are out to get The King

Memphis Wrestling has been the starting point for some of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.  Along with that, we’ve seen some of the greatest wrestling managers of all time, as well.  For Memphis fans, it doesn’t get any bigger than Jimmy Hart and Andy Kaufman.

The two men were notorious for trying to dethrone The King.  At one time, their stable was the strongest in the territory as they brought in new faces to go head-on with Lawler.  We all know the history between Andy Kaufman, Jimmy Hart & Jerry Lawler – it has been well-documented.  But while I was searching for this week’s Throwback Thursday clip, I came across something that was just too gruesome not to share.

This week’s classic clip features WWE Hall of Famer “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart.  Hart is at the desk with Lance Russell to inform the world that his friend Andy Kaufman has found a new monster to face The King.  That monster is none other than Man Mountain Link… and you won’t believe what he does on live TV.

Yes, folks.  Man Mountain Link is eating a raw chicken!  How do I know?  I was fortunate enough to meet Man Mountain Link many years later and I witnessed him do this live!

Many competitors have made their way to the Mid-South Coliseum to face off with The King.  And Lawler, to his credit, has defeated them all.  On May 23rd in the parking lot of the Mid-South Coliseum, The King will do it once again.  Who will The King face at Roundhouse Revival?  For more information on Roundhouse Revival, click here.

Don’t Forget:  Memphis Wildfire Wrestling returns on April 23rd!  Catch all the action at Woodland Hills Country Club in Cordova, TN.  Already scheduled: Brian Christopher vs Derrick King, R&D vs Action Jackson and Dustin “FIVE” Starr with Maria vs “SUPERSTAR” Bill Dundee!  For the latest info, click here.

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

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