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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.60
The original JYD blinding was Mid-South, as the payoff was in the Superdome. I'm less excited for Sting and more excited for the potential of a DiBiase DVD than anything else. Only a year's worth of a Raw Sting in the UWF when Watts owned the territory.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
    Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad

    I've never seen any Mid-South, but if this gives me a chance to see the JYD/Freebirds blinding, can't-even-see-my-newborn-daughter angle I've heard about all my life, then I'm excited. That was Mid-South, right?




The Mid-South library (or at least what is for sale to the public) starts in 1982.

http://universalwrestling.com/

Their latest email says they are still selling videos until 7/22 or the WWE sale goes through.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
    Originally posted by LaCorte
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    Of all the territories I saw on TV as a child, read about in PWI or caught up with when I got older, I always missed out on Mid-South and UWF.

    An accessible documentary and compilation's release is necessary.

    I had a co-worker who would go on and on about JYD and DiBiase. Can someone explain the Stagger Lee angle?


Yes, yes I could. Its been covered before in this thread. One of the greatest things about the angle though, was how Watts and the Announce team acted as if they had no clue who the man under the Orange and Green mask was.

There was an episode of Mid South Wrestling where they were showing footage from a house show from the Hemisphair arena in Houston, and Stagger Lee and DiBiase were going at it in the ring, and Ted was working the mask, trying to remove it, and when it got up over Stagger Lees mouth, the screen went to static. It was at this point where Watts explained that the video machine in Houston had malfunctioned and they didn't know who was under the mask, and had no further footage to show.

Interesting tidbit about the angle wrapping up, was that at the end of the 90 day period expired, Watts shows up at the beginning of a show, with the North American title belt in a box, (Stagger Lee was champion) explaining that he received the belt in the mail, with a note explaining that DiBiase had turned Stagger Lee into his parole officer, for leaving the state of Louisiana to wrestle in Texas to wrestle, settling up a one night Superdome tournament show where the returning JYD won the title.

DiBiase was great throughout the angle, and it had a nice wrap up.

I'm telling you, Mid South was booked as well as any territory or federation ever.

And the JYD blinding angle was gold. YouTube used to have that promo up, not sure if it's still up or not.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00


In the angle where Stagger Lee debuts, Watts says that JYD told him that Stagger Lee was the guy who used to beat him up and take his lunch money at school.

The next week, they start the part of the angle that DiBiase thinks its JYD and if he can prove it, JYD's suspension could be extended to one year.

Boyd and Watts made sure to put over in the angle they didn't know who it was, but it was conceivable that it could be him.

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And, Stagger Lee would later return as part of the Last Stampede to team with Watts vs the Midnight Express.



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.60
    Originally posted by odessasteps
      Originally posted by LaCorte
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      Of all the territories I saw on TV as a child, read about in PWI or caught up with when I got older, I always missed out on Mid-South and UWF.

      An accessible documentary and compilation's release is necessary.

      I had a co-worker who would go on and on about JYD and DiBiase. Can someone explain the Stagger Lee angle?


    I just watched this angle the other day.

    There was a tag title match between DiBiase/Matt Borne (the Rat Pack along with Jim Duggan) and JYD/Mr. Olympia (Jerry Stubbs). The loser of the fall had to leave for 90 days.

    The show was taking place during the Louisiana State Fair and there was a guy in a gorilla suit running around during the show playing with kids.

    The match was supposed to be Ted/Duggan, but Duggan no-showed. Watts suggested he probably got in a bar fight the night before and was probably in jail.

    Can you see where this was going?

    During the Schmozz, the gorilla ran to the ring, bodyslammed My Olympia on the floor, jumped in the ring and speared JYD, revealing it was Duggan. He kicked out and then Teddy loaded the black glove and slugged JYD with it and that was that.

    The next week, Ted was working a tv match and a little jobber called S. Lee was in the ring. Ted did the Ted laugh and then he unrolled a banner that said "S. Lee is Stagger Lee" and then the music hit, Stagger Lee hit the ring and beat up Ted and pinned him with the Big Thump.








The footage of Stagger Lee's debut.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0s0-PO_nuo
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#26 Posted on
An awesome angle indeed. Something like this could definitely work with a Tyson Kidd or Kofi Kingston or Bo Dallas type.

Thanks for the info, folks.



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.97

It was carried over and kind of redone in Georgia.

(edited by Eddie Famous on 8.7.12 1250)


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The name "Stagger Lee" itself comes from the numerous legends and songs that sprung up around "Stag" Lee Shelton, who was arrested for murder in 1895 St. Louis after killing a man in a dispute over his hat. He became a kind of folk character in the African-American community, coming to symbolize a strong black man who defies white authority (even though in truth Lee Shelton's victim was also a black man). Thus it was a fitting name for Junkyard Dog in his fight against Ted DiBiase.
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And here, all this time, I thought the song was about a plucky yet portly AWA announcer who would go on to WCW hotline and Tony The Tiger greatness.



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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    The name "Stagger Lee" itself comes from the numerous legends and songs that sprung up around "Stag" Lee Shelton, who was arrested for murder in 1895 St. Louis after killing a man in a dispute over his hat. He became a kind of folk character in the African-American community, coming to symbolize a strong black man who defies white authority (even though in truth Lee Shelton's victim was also a black man). Thus it was a fitting name for Junkyard Dog in his fight against Ted DiBiase.


There was a graphic novel that came out in the past 4 or 5 years based on the Stagger Lee story. I've always been partial to the Dr. John version of the song.



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