TAPE 1297

Quality: EX (Master Convert - See Below)

Length: 100 min (DVD)

MID-SOUTH TV - 3/1/86 (One of the very last Mid-South-branded episodes. Great stuff here with the Taylor/Roberts build. I've got a master convert so VQ is EX but audio is a bit low)
Masked Superstars I & II & Dick Murdoch attacking Dibiase/Williams, Mid-South TV, 2/22/86 Terry Taylor vs Jake Roberts, 2/20/85 (Finish - Roberts DDTs Taylor on a steel chair. They dig up this year-old clip to hype the #1 contenders match between the two later in the show. The idea is to remind everybody that Jake Roberts can be a scoundrel and that these two have a history between them. Beautiful! A wrestling company that remembers itself!) Sheepherders vs Bruise Brothers Buzz Sawyer vs Al Perez (oh wait, here's that match that Perez missed a couple weeks earlier - he gets shot at Sawyer who kicks out of Perez's unbeatable suplex finisher and then pins him clean. Been nice knowing ya, Al!) Masked Superstar I & II vs Steve Doll & David Peterson Taras Bulba vs Tracy Smothers (Smothers' Mid-South debut) Rock & Roll Express & Ricky Gibson vs Rick Steiner, Mike Scott & Sean O'Reilly Koko B Ware vs Gustavo Mendoza (THE dropdick. Ware just KILLS Mendoza with a dropkick from the second rope, blasting him in the jaw. This really was Mendoza's fault as he moved in closer to Ware than he should have and paid for it. Video of this would end up in the opening of Mid-South/UWF for a long time to come.) Terry Taylor vs Jake Roberts (#1 Contenders match - Face vs Face here. Great build thanks to the earlier video. The crowd is truly split here, cheering AND booing both guys. Good match!)
MID-SOUTH TV - 3/8/86 (More of the same as above, including the low audio)
Bill Watts Announcing Mid-South Name Change (Watts says that in two weeks Mid-South will be changing its name to something less regional...) Dick Slater vs Jake Roberts, Houston, 2/28/86 (JIP - No DQ - Dark Journey in a cage above the ring; Slater wins the Mid-South TV title. He now holds both the North American and TV titles and the whole mess with both titles is settled.) Dick Slater throwing the TV title off a bridge (He's mad that Mid-South won't let him hold both titles so he throws the medal into a river. I've always wondered if somebody went down after it later...) Terry Taylor vs Mike Scott Eddie Gilbert vs Koko B Ware (Before the match, Gilbert offers Koko a spot in Hot Stuff) Ted Dibiase & Steve Williams vs Gustavo Mendoza & Sean O'Reilly Kortsia Korchenko vs Ron Ellis Blade Runners vs Perry Jackson & Steve Doll (This is the Blade Runners' Mid-South debut; it's funny to see how green they both are given that they've been wrestling for over two years at this point.) Dick Murdoch & Masked Superstar vs Ricky Gibson & Steve Doll