One of the exciting things about Championship Wrestling from Memphis is how they try to make things feel important or special. From bringing back the unpredictability and wildness of the Memphis studio wrestling days with the WrestleCenter to holding exciting events such as the ‘Grind City Rumble’ and the Cobra Cup, CWFM makes the effort to make things fun and feel like an event for their fans.
The next step in this mission has been to promote house shows, much like the famous Monday night shows at the Mid-South Coliseum all those years ago. The first of these was launched this week with the first ‘Memphis Saturday Night‘ show at the Memphis WrestleCenter and today, CWFM kept its fans updated with the first Memphis Wrestling Update, hosted on YouTube by Terrence Ward!
Reminiscent of the old segments you would get on shows like WCW Worldwide and WWF Wrestling Challenge, where Eric Bischoff or Mean Gene would update the viewers from a control room with banks of monitors showing all the latest action, Terrence presented us with the big news from Memphis Saturday Night in front of a control room screen that looked very professionally done. In fact, the production of the segment looked very professional indeed!
If CWFM decides to continue with the format, then I think they’re onto a winner.
A warning, though, to those who haven’t seen it: Terrence does give away the name of the winner of the Memphis Women’s title, which is not due to be aired for a couple of weeks yet, so if you don’t want to know, don’t watch!
In results from Memphis Saturday Night:
- ‘Big Swole’ Justin Cole beat Norman Meklakov in a flag match.
- Austin Lane beat Derrick King by tap-out victory.
- Dustin Starr defeated Van Viciouss.
- Paris Kelly beat Diana Taylor by count-out as Diana was unable to compete (Terrence Ward revealed that Nikki Lane came out and issued a challenge to Paris before the two had a scuffle).
- Brent Michaels beat the Hollywood Horror Show by count-out after a bat-wielding Michaels forced them to retreat.
- Lastly, The Skimahorns defeated The Posse and The Yung Goats in a tornado match to crown the first Memphis Tag Team Champions. Lil’ Chris of The Posse was fighting alone after an undisclosed injury to Big Simon took him out of the match. Meanwhile, Uncle Mikey proved to be enough of a distraction to allow the Skimahorns the victory.
Sounds like a good show to me!
Remember, Memphis Saturday Night shows will be non-televised house shows, but keep it here with Sports Obsessive and we’ll keep you up to date on all the happenings from these events as and when they happen!