Terry Gordy Memorial Show

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Terry Gordy Memorial Show
Theme
song
(s)
"Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Information
Promotion Legends of Pro Wrestling (LPW)
Date August 11, 2001
Venue Boutwell Auditorium
City Birmingham, Alabama

The Terry Gordy Memorial Show was a professional wrestling memorial event produced by the Legends of Pro Wrestling (LPW) promotion, which took place on August 11, 2001 at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama. The event was held in honor of Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy who had died of a heart attack at his home outside Chattanooga, Tennessee the previous month. Promoter Linda Marx Keebles promised that 20% of the proceeds would be donated to Gordy's family to help cover funeral costs and guaranteed at least a $1,000 donation.[1] Nine professional wrestling matches were featured on the event's card, with two including championships.

The main event was a standard wrestling match between Gordy's Fabulous Freebirds teammate P.S. Michael Hayes and Ray Gordy, and the challengers, "Dirty White Boy" Tony Anthony and "Nightmare" Ken Wayne, both among the top "heels" in the Continental Championship Wrestling during the 1980s. Ray Gordy had originally been scheduled to wrestle with his father and Hayes, who had been in retirement since 1995, offered to fill in after Terry's death.[1] Another featured match was "Wildfire" Tommy Rich versus "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel, which Rich won. Robert Gibson defeated "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, and Jimmy Golden defeated The Honky Tonk Man, with outside interference from Robert Fuller and Robert Gibson, to win the LPW United States Championship. In a 6-man "Southern Street Fight", Robert Fuller, Jimmy Golden and Jerry Stubbs defeated "Bullet" Bob Armstrong, Scott Armstrong and Chad Fuller. Chad Fuller was accompanied to the ring by his father Ron Fuller, who was unable to compete due to a shoulder injury, both father and son later turned on the Armstrong's and costing them the match.[2][3][4]

The event featured many wrestlers with whom he worked with throughout his career, mostly from the National Wrestling Alliance, as well as from the World Wrestling Federation and local independent wrestlers. Also during the event, Mr. Wrestling II gave an in-ring interview with his memories of Gordy and Triple H, who was in Birmingham undergoing rehabilitation with Dr. James Andrews for a knee injury, made a surprise appearance at the end of the main event.[2] The show, and the backstage goings-on, was later covered by the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter.[5]

Results[edit]

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Christian Steele defeated River DeAngelo via disqualification Singles match n/a[2][3]
2 Demon Master defeated Buzz the Rodeo Clown Singles match n/a[2][3]
3 Candi Devine defeated Robbie Rage (c) Singles match for the UWA Women's Championship n/a[2][3]
4 Robert Gibson defeated Bobby Eaton Singles match n/a[2][3]
5 Jimmy Golden defeated The Honky Tonk Man (c) Singles match for the UWA United States Championship n/a[2][3]
6 Tommy Rich defeated Buddy Landel via disqualification Singles match n/a[2][3]
7 Bull Buchanan defeated "Hot Stuff" Eric Brown Singles match n/a[2][3]
8 Robert Fuller, Jimmy Golden and Jerry Stubbs defeated "Bullet" Bob Armstrong, Scott Armstrong and Chad Fuller 6-man Southern Street Fight tag team match n/a[2][3][4]
9 P.S. Michael Hayes and Ray Gordy defeated Tony Anthony and "Nightmare" Ken Wayne Tag team match n/a[2][3]
(c) - refers to the champion prior to the match

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marvez, Alex (August 10, 2001). "Hayes Among The Many Who Will Not Forget `Bam Bam'". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Martin, Calvin; Adam Pilkinton (August 12, 2001). "Terry Gordy Memorial Show Results (HHH, Michael Hayes, Bull Buchanan)". LordsofPain.net. Archived from the original on April 11, 2005. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Legends of Pro Wrestling (Producer) (August 11, 2001). Terry Gordy Memorial 8/11/01 (1:50) (VHS). Birmingham, Alabama: Ty's Professional Wrestling Tape Page. 
  4. ^ a b Dills, Tim (2004). "Memphis/CWA #22 Page #2". Regional Territories: Memphis/CWA. KayfabeMemories.com. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ "WWF loses rights to WWF initials, Summerslam preview, Konnan Interview - 5 Yrs. Ago Torch". Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter. PWTorch.com. August 13, 2006. Retrieved February 21, 2011.