I just watched that and remember when it was made, had forgotten about it. Also watched a few others made in Memphis back then and if you watch them compared to today you'll notice that although they didn't try to injure anyone they were beating the heck out of each other!!!
Lawler-Dundee especially but most of the others as well.Anyone watching some of these will see why I always say that if the WWE would let Lawler wrestle like he did in Memphis he can put on a great show.
This "intent" or "referee's discretion" debate is despite the fact that the rules weren't like this before. It used to be very clear in WWE what called for a DQ when a foreign object is involved: Who used it.