TAPE 291

Quality: EX

Length: 1.4 hrs (DVD)

NWA FINAL CONFLICT: THE ROAD TO GREENSBORO (Awesome! For those not familiar with the story, this is part of a collection of footage released by Jim Nelson from his personal collection. He had the tape made back in 1983 after he participated in one of the greatest storylines in Mid-Atlantic history. The footage sat for over 20 years, seen only by his friends, until he released this incredible set. This is the first of a 2-disc set covering the Sgt. Slaughter/Don Kernodle/Jim Nelson vs Ricky Steamboat/Jay Youngblood feud. Incredible stuff that's a must-see for any fan. VQ on this stuff is EX throughout, as it's all footage converted directly from Jim's masters - which themselves were producted from broadcast masters.)
Jim Nelson & Don Kernodle vs Terry Taylor & Tim Horner (good match) Jim Nelson & Don Kernodle vs Tony Anthony & Mike George (JIP) Jim Nelson & Don Kernodle vs Jake Roberts & Johnny Weaver (No DQ, No countout) (Show this one to anybody who says "Nobody's ever kicked out Jake Roberts' DDT!") Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood congratulate Slaughter/Kernodle for winning tag titles Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs Jim Nelson & Ben Alexander (JIP) Interview w/Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle (Great stuff as they tear up a fan-made picture and destroy a headdress of Youngblood's and a lei of Steamboat's) Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle (Steamboat & Youngblood appear to win the match, but it gets restarted due to a foot on the ropes. Slaughter & Kernodle then hit the "Slaughter Cannon" on Youngblood and injure him w/Cobra Clutch) Interview w/Slaughter & Kernodle Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle vs Rick Rude & ??? (Rude is called "Ricky Rudd") Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs Jim Nelson & Black Bart (Steamboat & Youngblood come out very aggressively in this match and punish Nelson. At the end of the match, Youngblood breaks the Cobra Clutch!) Interview w/Steamboat & Youngblood (Youngblood says they have a SECOND escape for the Cobra Clutch) Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle vs ??? & ??? (JIP - After the match, Slaughter bets $5000 that Youngblood can't break HIS Cobra Clutch) Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kerndole (JIP - "The Bloodbath" - wild match that features an incredibly obvious bladejob from Kernodle) Sandy Scott fines Slaughter & Kernodle and announces cage rematch for 3/12/83 (the heels gladly pay the fine) Sandy Scott fines Steamboat & Youngblood (Hilarious - Steamboat & Youngblood act like they're going to have all kinds of trouble getting the money to pay the fine, but they'll "get the money somehow" so they can participate in the rematch.) Slaughter/Kernodle promo for title defense vs Jack & Jerry Brisco Contract signing for the 3/12/83 rematch Interview w/Steamboat & Youngblood (After Steamboat calls Youngblood "Jason", they reveal Jim Nelson as their spy in Slaughter's camp!) Slaughter promo for 3/5/83 matches against Johnny Weaver & Jim Nelson Jim Nelson promo for 3/5/83 match against Slaughter Interview w/Slaughter & Kernodle Re: Jim Nelson (Slaughter beautifully points out that the Cobra Clutch that was escaped was Nelson's, NOT his and admits that there are many ways to escape the hold - but not when Slaughter applies it!) Interview w/Steamboat, Youngblood & Nelson Re: Training Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle vs Jim Nelson & Mike Rotundo (Nelson attacked after the match)