Now, I will warn you - this is pretty indy. As in, I'll watch it on TV but I won't watch it on YouTube. But hey, maybe YOU wanna see Shawn Daviari's brother or get nostalgic for Mick Karch's baritone!
Yes, I believe there is a lineage between that AWF that had a national syndication deal for a few months and the rounds system and Sergeant Slaughter as champ and nobody watched it and it bombed horribly, but you have to be even MORE bored than "bored enough to watch AWF on YouTube" to research THAT.
They're currently in the middle of a tournament which has taken something like years to crown a heavyweight champion due to Tony DeNucci (who probably healed up six months ago) vacating. Brackets are at http://proAWF.com/ but sorry, Lenny Lane's already been eliminated. (Those brackets aren't really up to date - as is hardly anything else on that site - but it's still better than a warm bucket of spit. I guess.)
Where was I? Oh yes. So we in Minnesota get a weekly show on the "independent" station - it's been bounced from 6:30 to 11PM Saturdays but they're slowly moving into the Internet age and the past three weeks' worth of shows are available via the YOUTUBE. Here they are:
EPISODE 32 aired 1/8/11
EPISODE 33 aired 1/15/11
EPISODE 34 aired 1/22/11
If ANYBODY is interested at all in this, I will try to remember to continue to drag them over.
Sooner or later one of their high school shows will be close enough for me to consider driving there - I'll happily pay to watch one of these things in person, but I won't watch it on YouTube - but they're doing a lot of stuff in the sticks for the next few months and I'm not into driving hundreds of miles when there's still so much snow all over the place.
I have caught this from time to time and always have to stop and watch at least five minutes of it. I think I've seen it like six times, each time they're in that gym in the last vid with the yellow HS banners. Brings me back to my childhood. I can hear Ken Resnick and Wally Karbo right now........
I say "allegedly" because the boys' hockey state championship went to triple overtime, pushing things back about an hour, but then skipped from "Cash Cab" straight to infomercials and I never DID see this air late Saturday night. So....you're gonna (not) see this before I did!
He truly earned the 'AWESOMETAKER' CRZ name during the feud with Ric Flair. The scenes when he used David as a lure was some great promo work, topped off by Flair finally agreeing to fight him and Taker said, nah, he changed his mind.