I'd say that was "The Raging Bull" Manny Fernandez.
They gotta bring these back!!!: "talk to the hand because the man don't understand." - "The Crippler" Chris Benoit "...and that is the LAST WORD." - "The Big Nasty" Paul Wight and of course: "Don't hate the playa...HATE THE GAME~!" - WCW World Champion Booker T
"Kent Brockman here once again at The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, where a complete evacuation has taken place. Details are sketchy at best, so we've taken what little information we have, added our own theories, and concluded that whatever the likely disaster, it's most likely the work of our former president Richard M Nixon, even though he is rumored dead." -Kent Brockman
Ok, so I'm a big NWA fan. Make fun of me (and my "totally 80s" car). The only thing that ticked me off about them was that you almost never saw Dusty Roads wrestle on TV. Most of his matches were at the arena shows in the south that were never broadcast. Is there a reason why the big names like Flair and Roads didn't do anything more than the interviews on the TV? Did they have special contracts or something?
It's because back then most of a company's money came from house shows. TV was basically a 30-60 minute ad for whatever next big house show was coming up.
This is also the reaosn behind the creation of the TV title. It was a way for the NWA to give the TV viewers a title match on 'free' TV while saving the big World Title match for the paying crowd at the house show.
"HOROWITZ WINS! HOROWITZ WINS! HOROWITZ WINS!" Jim Ross
Certainly during the match he was over enough to have carried the world championship for at least a couple of months - then again almost any wrestler could beat Trips right now and the same would be true. To hell you say...