Throwback Thursday: Jos LeDuc’s blood oath

Joe LeDucThrough the annals of time, there have been many great wrestling interviews that made an impact on their audience.  Historic sayings and catch phrases that live forever.  From the famous Austin 3:16 interview, to CM Punk’s original “pipe bomb promo” – interviews that made wrestlers famous.  But there hasn’t been anything quite like Jos LeDuc‘s famous “blood oath” promo.

The interview is arguably the most famous in Memphis Wrestling history.

This week’s Throwback Thursday, we take you back to August 5, 1978.  Lance Russell interviews the maniacal Jos LeDuc, as he threatens Jerry “The King” Lawler before their match on Monday night at the Mid-South Coliseum.  Did I mention that LeDuc is holding an axe in his hand?

You will not believe what happens next.  This clip contains graphic material:

I have never seen anything like Jos LeDuc.  His historic interview would never be allowed on television today.  In fact, Lance Russell thought the incident would have the show taken off television.

 

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

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2014 M Awards: Favorite Mascot

super grizzWas there ever any doubt who would win this category?  Super Grizz takes home another First place finish in the M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala after taking home first place in the Best Off Beat Moment category.  Nobody even came close to Super Grizz, who beat the Second Place Riverthing by 30 percent! 

Super Grizz, First Place: 48%
Riverthing, Second Place: 18%
TOM III, Third Place (Tie): 13%
Pouncer, Third Place (Tie): 13%

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RiverKings To Hold Dance Team Tryouts

riverkings logoAre you tired of the same old dance moves?  Are you looking for a more creative way to exercise? Do you think you can dance?  If you answered yes to any of these questions you should check out the Riverkings Dancers tryouts. Not only will you be learning some of the innovative moves used by the Riverking Dancers, but you will be burning calories and getting fit too.  You get to work on your dance techniques with last year’s actual RiverKings Dancers.  Each class is only $10.  However, if you have a valid college ID each class is just $7. Classes start July 21st and will happen every Monday at the Stars in Motion Performing Arts Studio, until official auditions begin August 24th at the Landers Center (click here to see where Landers center finished in the 2014 M Awards Best Sporting Venue Category).  Registration for the official tryouts kicks off at 9:30 AM with auditions starting at 10:00 AM.  It is a great experience for all and will be an absolute thrill of a time.

What: Riverkings Dancers Tryout
Where: Stars in Motion Performing Arts Studio 3370 Goodman Rd E, Southaven, MS 38672
When:  July 21, 2014 7:30 PM
Cost: $10 per class/$7 per class with a valid college ID

 

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

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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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MSL Interview: WWE Hall of Famer Koko B. Ware

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WWE Hall of Famer Koko B. Ware joined Kevin Cerrito and Dustin Starr on MSL to talk about NBA star Chris Anderson, his middle initial, flipping the bird, being in the first-ever Monday Night RAW match and more.

Click here for more MSL interviews.

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Kevin Cerrito hosts MemphiSport Live (MSL) with and Marcus Hunter on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. MSL was voted 3rd Best Sports Radio Show in the 2010, 2011 & 2012 Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll.

2014 M Awards: Best Place to Play Cards

horseshoeThere is nothing like a night of fun at a casino, and according to the voters nobody does it better than Horseshoe Casino.  The good folks at Horseshoe Casino make your night of playing cards an unique one full of fun, excitement, and big payouts (if you are lucky).  Special congrats to Harrah’s for placing 3rd in their last year of eligibly.

Horseshoe,
First Place: 35%

Gold Strike, Second Place: 27%
Harrah’s Tunica, Third Place: 21%

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2014 M Awards: Best Place to Eat Before/After the Game

hueys t shirtYou the fans really like Huey’s.  This is their second win in M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.  Kooky Canuck and Central BBQ came close, but they just did not have enough to jump Huey’s.

Huey’s, First Place: 23%
Kooky Canuck, Second Place (Tie): 22%
Central BBQ, Second Place (Tie): 22%

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2014 M Awards: Best Place to Watch the Game

hueysWatching the big game at home can be nice, but every now and then you want to go out and enjoy the game.  According to you the fans, there is no better place to watch the game than Huey’s.  Maybe it is the awesome atmosphere, or maybe it is World Famous Huey’s Burgers.  Whatever the reason Huey’s is your favorite place to watch the game.

Huey’s, First Place: 31%
Brookhaven Pub, Second Place: 18%
Max’s, Third Place: 10%

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2014 M Awards: Best Off Beat Moment

GrizzamaniaSeeing Grizz is  good. Seeing wrestlers is better.  Seeing Grizz impersonate wrestlers is the best.  It is safe to say that we all are looking forward to more of Grizz’s tributes to wrestlers.

Grizz impersonating pro wrestlers,
First Place: 25%

Justin Timberlake flexing like Tony Allen during his Memphis concert, Second Place: 24%
Neck tattoo night at FedExForum, Third Place: 23%

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2014 M Awards: Moment We Would Most Like To Forget

sad baby twoApparently there are four moments Memphis sports fans would like to forget. There is a tie for third, just like this year’s Most Memorable Moments category.  Something tells me it will take Memphians a while to forget this terrible moments in Memphis sports history.

Z-Bo “punching” Steven Adams, First Place: 21%
UCF’s 2 TDs in 9 seconds during the 4th quarter to prevent what would’ve been a huge Memphis Football victory, Second Place: 19%
Marc Gasol injuring his MCL, Third Place (tie):16%
Tigers getting blown out by OK State, Third Place (tie): 16%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

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