You are here: Home>Tape Reviews>SMW TV>#1

Search Kayfabe Memories

Regional Territories 4

This section contains monthly articles on over two dozen territories. To relive those wonderful days of old, click here.

Wrestlers 4

Enter this section for bios/profiles of various wrestlers from the regional days. To find more out about your favorite pro wrestler, click here.

Stories 4

This section contains stories from the pros themselves told exclusively to Kayfabe Memories. Want to know more as told from the wrestlers themselves? Click here.

Old School Book Reviews4

Click here to find various book reviews from old school wrestlers. 

KM Links 4
For tons of links to old school related sites, click here.
KM Micro Wrestlers4
What are Micro Wrestlers?  Click here  
to find out.
KM Interviews... 4
Click here to read exclusive interviews with stars from the regional territories.

View Old Guestbook is © 2004 AtomDesigns. All promotional art, characters, logos and other depictions are © their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.

All contents save Wrestler Stories are © Kayfabe Memories.

Website designed and maintained by  AtomDesigns © 2004 . If you experience any problems with this site or have any questions, please contact the Webmaster.


Smoky Mountain Television from Mid-July/Mid-August 1994

 - Corey Morgan

For those who aren’t familiar with Smoky Mountain, a little history. Smoky Mountain Wrestling was an independent promotion that ran from 1992 to 1995 mainly in Tennessee and the surrounding areas. Unlike the other Indy feds at the time, Smoky wasn’t designed to be extreme and hardcore. Smoky Mountain was wrestling in the finest tradition of the old territories of the 70s and early 80s. Small crowds, good angles, and great 80s style old school wrestling made Smoky Mountain an oasis in a desert of a stale WWF, WCW and a fledgling ECW. Smoky Mountain’s motto was "Wrestling the way it used to be… The way you like it" And they were right. Their TV programming was a combination of 2 or 3 matches and lots of promos and interviews. Their TV shows usually were build ups to the various house shows that SMW put on, as well as their periodic big PPV caliber shows, where the big feuds would end, and others begin. Hopefully, my re-caps of Smoky Mountain TV will capture some of that old flavor. Enjoy.

Episode #1

Jim Cornette shows off the enforcers of his union F.I.T.E. Bruiser Bedlam drags a horse cart filled with several big men. Killer Kyle takes the same men on in a Tug-o-War. Then Bruiser braces himself against a building and holds back a truck with his legs.

What is FITE you asked? Well a little history. The Federation of International Thugs & Eliminators (FITE) was formed by Jim Cornette when he couldn’t take the title of Commissioner of Smoky Mountain away from Bullet Bob Armstrong. As a result, he decided to form a union to take SMW out from under Armstrong. His first 2 members were Bruiser Bedlam and Killer Kyle. This is just one of the many funny angles that Jim Cornette created during his time running Smoky Mountain.


The story here: Jake and the "Dirty White Boy" Tony Anthony are involved in a bitter feud that started in April that saw Jake win the SMW title with the help of the masked Kendo the Samurai (don’t ask.). This was a very good feud with lots of back & forth mind-games by both men. At one point, we even see a second Kendo join the fray as DWB’s second. More...


KM DVD/VHS Store 4
Click here to purchase DVD or VHS products direct from the official distributors.
KM Replica Masks 4
Click here to purchase pro quality replica wrestling masks of all your favorite old school masked wrestlers.   
KM Store 4
The KM Store now features products featuring the GCW logo as well as some other very cool images.  To see what's new and to purchase T-Shirts, ball caps, mouse pads and more, click here
KM Message Board 4

Want to chat with other fans of regional wrestling? This message board has forums for over two dozen promotions. Click here.

KM Belt Gallery 4

This section contains an extensive title belt gallery... images of heavyweight, tag, U.S. and various regional title belts.  To view it, click here.

Old School Tape Review 4

Reviews of various PPV's, commercial tapes and regional wrestling TV shows are available in this section. To read more, click here.


Website designed & maintained by



Thanks for visiting!