Anthony Michaels & Chris Hamrick (The
Gangstas debut in SMW Afterward, they have their first interview and
it’s the first in a long line of the best interviews I've seen in years. The heat they generated was incredible!)
INT with Jim
Ross at Night of Legends 8/5/94. The Gangstas make their challenge to the Rock
& Roll Express.
They also Make their feelings known about the local chapter of the NAACP who complained about the
Steve Skyfire & Scott Studd (The Gangstas then do an interview mentioning O.J
Reginald Denny. The TV station is now bleeping out parts of their promos.
Rock & Roll Express
v. Chris Candido & Brian Lee (From the following night where Ricky Morton and
Tammy’s hair was on the
line. The Gangstas interfere, leading to Candido & Lee winning the match.)
5. Promo – Rock & Roll Express lays out a challenge for the Gangstas.
6. Gangstas v. Brian Logan & Steve Skyfire
7. Int – Gangstas
8. Gangstas v. Chris Hamrick & Dan Dubiel
The Rock & Roll Express (the RRs win, but
the Gangstas' "security force" beats down Ricky
Morton with Nightsticks, much like Reginald Denny in LA.)
10. Gangstas v. Anthony Michaels & Doug Dalton
11. Int – Gangstas
Rock & Roll Express in a WILD brawl from Johnson City. The whole locker room
empties, as the
two teams brawl all over the building, and into the parking lot. New Jack gets thrown onto his own car, setting
off the alarm!
13. Gangstas v. Anthony Michaels & Brian Logan
Rock & Roll Express (The Gangstas win the SMW tag titles by using New Jack's
night stick, but
Bob Armstrong comes out and tells the ref who restarts the match, leading to the RRs getting the pin.
announces that the Gangstas had hired a civil rights lawyer and threatened a
multi-million dollar lawsuit, forcing
SMW to return the Tag Titles to them. Fantastic angle, as the Gangstas cheat to win, and then accuse SMW of discriminating against them because they're black.
VIDEO - The
Gangstas return to the "Hood" with their newly won Tag Titles. New Jack &
time partying with their boys and talking about the RR express. As intimidating as their neighborhood looks
on video, imagine how Jim Cornette felt. He was the one behind the camera filming it. Cornette had to go to
Atlanta, and since New Jack was from Atlanta, they decided to film the footage in Jack's neighboorhood.
- Robert Gibson & New Jack are the last remaining wrestlers. They brawl to a
double DQ. Mustafa runs In and joins the
fight. Once again, the whole locker room empties to break it up. .
Gangstas. Robert Gibson runs in and attacks the Gangstas during their
interview, and YOU GUESSED IT, the locker room empties
Int – Rock &
Roll Express. A clip is shown of a badly beaten Morton, who says the Gangstas
attacked him in the parking lot before
the previous match.
1. Gangstas v. Brian Logan & Steve Casey
2. Int – Gangstas
Security Camera Footage of the Gangstas in a bar, boasting about
everything they've done to the Rock & Rolls.
The RRs burst into the bar, and brawl with the Gangstas with everything that's not nailed down. The Gangstas
bring this tape to the police and have the RRs ARRESTED! This was even funnier, because the bartender
was not let in on the angle in advance. He had no idea that this was going to happen. HE WENT NUTS!
New Jack v. Ricky Morton (After about 45 seconds Gibson & Mustafa run in
and brawl. New Jack juices
heavily as the Locker room empties once again to break it up.)
CORNETTE OFFERS THE GANGSTAS "THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!"
Cornette offers the Gangstas his services as their manager. The Gangstas let him know in NO
UNCERTAIN TERMS that they don't need, nor want a "REDNECK" like him as their manager.
Cornette is HUMILIATED!
6. Gangstas v. Brian Lee & Lance Storm (lots of interference by D-Lo Brown. Yes THAT D-lo Brown)
CORNETTE PLOTS TO GET EVEN WITH THE GANGSTAS by offering to manage his
LIFELONG enemies, the Rock & Roll Express, who to everyone's surprise, accept Jims offer
to manage them during the "Christmas Chaos" tour.
8. Int - Gangstas
9. D-Lo Brown v. Steve Armstrong (The Gangstas run in, but Scott Armstrong runs them off with a lead pipe.)
10. Int – Gangstas
11. Int – Jim Cornette, who promises a big surprise at Christmas Chaos
12. Int – Jim Cornette. Included, is a “strategy session” with Cornette & the Rock & Roll Express
13. Gangstas v. Scott & Steve Armstrong
14. Int – Rock & Roll Express
15. Int – Gangstas
16. Int – Rock & Roll Express
Jim Ross interviews the Rock & Roll Express. He lists all of the rotten
things (and it's a pretty big list) that
Cornette's Done to them over the past 10 years. Cornette runs out to shut Ross up, and the RRs are now
more suspicious then ever.
18. Int – Gangstas
19. Int – Gangstas
20. D-Lo Brown v. Brian Lee
21. Int – Gangstas
Rock & Roll Express v. The Infernos (The RRs are managed by Jim
Cornette! The Gangstas run
in, and Cornette runs away - but returns to the ring with three tennis raquets, which he and the
RRs use to pound the Gangstas with.
23. Int – Gangstas
24. Int – Rock & Roll Express & their new manager, Jim Cornette!
Gangstas v. Rock & Roll Express w/ Jim Cornette (Joine in progress from
Knoxville. Cornette's requet
comes into play, and the RRs win the Tag Titles. During the post match brawl, Cornette has the Gangstas
hold Morton, and loads up the raquet, but instead of hitting Morton, CORNETTE BLASTS BOTH
GANGSTAS WITH THE RACQUET GETTING A HUGE POP FROM THE CROWD! The
Gangstas recover and DESTROY Cornette, beating on his leg with the nightstick.
26. Post match interviews with the Rock & Roll Express & Jim Cornette
27. Int – Jim Cornette
1. Cornette petitions Bob Armstrong to re-instate the Heavenly Bodies in order to gain revenge on the Gangstas
2. INT - Heavenly Bodies and Jim Cornette - Cornette gives some pretty hard comments and accuses the Gangstas
of profiting on the Black v. White issue.
3. The Gangstas accuse Commisioner Bob Armstrong of being a racist, and Bob responds by calling
New Jack an A$$hole!
4. New Jack v. Steve Armstrong (The match never starts, as Cornette comes out with an injunction barring the
gangstas from ringside. The Gangstas flip, and then triple team Steve, injuring
his knee with the night stick. Bob Armstrong makes
5. Tracey Smothers & Scott Armstrong reform the "Southern Boys" tag team and plan to go after the Gangstas.
6. The Gangstas v. The Wolfman & Tommy Pitner
7. The Gangstas in a “Smoky Mountain Rumble” (reminiscent of the WWF’s Royal Rumble) 1/28/95
Smokey Mountain Rumble - Joined in progress from Morristown, TN. Tracy
Smothers eliminates the Gangstas
to win the battle royal, but the Gangstas jump him after the match. D-Lo and Scott Armstrong join in to help
out their partners.
The Heavenly Bodies (GREAT BRAWL! Cornette and the HBs get revenge on the
giving them a bloody beating. They Fight all over the arena, in the back, in the parking lot, and EVEN
OUT IN THE STREET!
commisioner Bob Armstrong starts levying fines on the heels for just about every
angle that's taken place
in the last couple of months. The Gangstas come out to complain about being discriminated against, and levy
their own 3 on 1attack on Armstrong.
Int – Bob
Armstrong. Jim Cornette comes in and requests a special referee. He whispers
the name in Armstrong’s ear, and Armstrong
12. Int – Gangstas
Int – Jim Cornette, who reveals that the guest referee for the Gangstas
v. Cornette/Heavenly Bodies match at “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” is
BOB ARMSTRONG! The Gangstas immediately run in and attack Bob Armstrong and Jim Cornette. Cornette & Armstrong are
actually fighting SIDE BY SIDE, as the Southern Boys run in to help even the odds.
Southern Boys v. The Masked Infernos
(The Gangstas run in and Destroy
the Southern Boys. Bob Armstrong runs in
with a baseball bat and clears the ring!)
15. Int – Gangstas
16. Int – Jim Cornette (Footage is shown of the Heavenly bodies in action in the WWF against the Steiner Brothers)
17. Int – Gangstas
18. Gangstas v. Southern Boys (The Gangstas destroy the Southern Boys, Cornette & Bob Armstrong)
19. Int – Jim Cornette, Bob Armstrong & The Southern Boys
The Gangstas & D-Lo Brown v. The Heavenly Bodies & Jim Cornette
Progress. Afterward, the Gangstas demolish Bob
Int – Jim Cornette & Bob Armstrong – Cornette offers to bring Armstrong a new
6man tag partner to join Armstrong & Tracy
Smothers against the Gangstas & Dlo Brown if Cornette can manage Armstrongs team. Armstrong agrees and Cornette will
reveal who he’s bringing in next week.
Int – Jim Cornette & Tracy Smothers. Cornette offers his managerial services to
the Southern Boys. Cornette has signed a
match for the upcoming Bluegrass Brawl with the Gangstas & Dlo Brown v. Smothers, Bob Armstrong and a partner of
Cornette’s choice with the loser having to salute the winner’s flag. Smothers is IRATE that Cornette has signed this match
without his and Armstrong’s consent. That is, until Cornette reveals that their mystery partner will be none other than
4. Int – The Gangstas, who aren’t too happy about the Undertaker being signed for the big 6-man tag match at Bluegrass Brawl.
Killer Kyle v. Boo Bradley
(Killer Kyle is now a part of the Gangstas,
and New Jack, Mustafa & D-Lo Brown are at ringside.
Think they’ll get involved?)
6. Int – The Gangstas
Killer Kyle v. Boo Bradley
(Rematch from last week. Killer Kyle wins
the TV Title. New Jack is doing guest commentary for the
8. Int – Jim Cornette
9. Killer Kyle v. Kenny Arden (The Gangstas are at ringside)
– The Gangstas are in a cemetery discussing their upcoming match with Smothers,
Armstrong & the Undertaker. They
are so paranoid that they wind up being scared off by a black cat!
11. Int – Jim Cornette, with a promo by Paul Bearer & The Undertaker
New Jack v. Tracy Smothers (Needless to say, it’s not long before the
Gangstas run in to maul Smothers. Boo Bradley and
Jim Cornette run in to attempt the save, but c’mon now, babyface or not, just how much help can Cornette give? In the
end, Bradley and Smothers are lying in the ring bloodied, and Cornette is laid out with the Gangstas’ Malcom X Flag
draped on top of him.)
13. Killer Kyle v. Wolfman
14. Int – Jim Cornette/Tracy Smothers & Bob Armstrong
15. Int – The Gangstas
Gangstas & Dlo Brown v. Tracy Smothers, Bob Armstrong & Undertaker
(Joined in progress after the babyfaces win.
Instead of kissing the Confederate Flag as per the stipulation, the Gangstas brutally attack Smothers, Armstrong
Cornette and even the referee. The Gangstas then spray paint the Gangstas’ X symbol on Bob Armstrong and continue
beating on Smothers & Cornette until the Undertaker comes back in and clears the Gangstas out of the ring.)
Int – Bob Armstrong, Tracy Smothers & Jim Cornette. The babyfaces
(funny, calling Cornette a babyface huh?) are in the
back and boy are they pissed! They promise to find a way to run the Gangstas out of Smoky Mountain Wrestling for good.
– Jim Cornette & Bob Armstrong. Armstrong will do anything to get rid of the
Gangstas. Cornette has once again decided
to sign another match. This time it’s Armstrong and yes, ANOTHER mystery partner against the Gangstas in a Texas Death
Match! Cornette won’t reveal just yet who the mystery partner will be, but will tell Armstrong next week.
19. Killer Kyle v. Bobby Blaze (The Gangstas are at ringside)
Jim Cornette calls a conference with Bob Armstrong, and reveals that his mystery
partner for Bob Arnstrong in their
Texas Death match against the Gangstas at Volunteer Slam will be none other than TERRY FUNK!!! In order to prove
that he can be trusted, Cornette puts up $50,000 of his own money to refund the fans money if Armstrong and Funk don’t
win the match.
Int – The Thugs, who talk about their upcoming match against PG-13 for the USWA
Tag Titles. The Gangstas interrupt the
interview to complain that they’re not getting a shot at PG-13’s titles. New Jack challenges the Thugs to a match next week to
determine who will fight PG13.
22. Gangstas v. the T.H.U.G.S. Dirty White Boy & Tracy Smothers (The faces win, but D-Lo & Killer Kyle jump them after the match. 5/6/95)
1. Int – Gangstas
2. PG-13 VIDEO (JC Ice & Wolfie D are coming in from the USWA to feud with the Thugs & the Gangstas)
the Terry Funk v. Bob Armstrong feud, leading up to the Two teaming v. the
If Funk & Armstrong don't win, Cornette promises to refund every fan's ticket money.
4. Gangstas v. T.H.U.G.S. (Chain match Clips - Tracy gets hung from the top rope)
5. Int – Gangstas
T.H.U.G.S. vs. PG-13 (The Thugs appear to win the USWA Tag Titles. After the
match though, the USWA Titles were returned
to PG13 and a wild 3 way brawl breaks out between the Gangstas, PG 13 and the THUGS!)
v.Bob Armstrong & Terry Funk (Texas Death Match. THE BIG DOUBLE CROSS
takes place after Funk & Armstrong
defeat the Gangstas. Cornette thanks Bob for his help by Throwing a FIREBALL IN HIS FACE! Funk & Cornette and several
other wrestlers then destroy Armstrong, cementing Cornette's return to heel-dom)
8. Int – Gangstas/PG-13/THUGS
9. Killer Kyle & D-Lo Brown v. The T.H.U.G.S. - DWB & Tracy Smothers (The Gangstas were finished in
SMW at this point, and had gone to ECW. They actually Left SMW earlier than scheduled,
no-showing about 4 dates where they were supposed to put the THUGS over. D-Lo and Killer Kyle
are not referred to as Ganstas now, and The name "Gangstas" was not even mentioned.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
from Jim Cornette's 1995 shoot interview, where Cornette talks about the
Gangstas' stint in SMW. Cornette discusses His
opinions about New Jack & Mustafa, whether or not he's a racist and his opinions about Black people in general. Cornette also
discusses the events leading up to The Gangstas' leaving SMW ahead of schedule.
AND WE CAN'T END WITHOUT THE REBUTTAL…..
from New Jack's 199 6shoot interview filmed after Smoky Mountain folded. Jack
also discusses his stay in SMW. He talks
about the other workers, who he got along with, who he didn't and how they got along backstage (The answers may surprise you).
He also discusses all of the accusations and comments made by Cornette, including why he left SMW early. New Jack even gives his
personal opinion of Cornette himself. He gives his comparison between Cornette and Paul Heyman, He discusses whether he thinks
Cornette is a racist, and whether or not he dislikes Cornette. (Once again, some of the answers may surprise you.)
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