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Another night in Greensboro as you all will have expected by now and we have one of those, lets start up the Feud Spectaculars that the fine folks at Crockett Promotions were famous for.

Well, the good old coliseum crowd of lets say, 12,000 plus had taken the bait and we all settled in for the Classic Weight Lifting Challenge between The Legion of Doom, the Road Warriors with Paul Ellering verses The Powers of Pain with its team of the Barbarian and Warlord with Number One Paul Jones.

I always call Paul Jones Number One because that was his old moniker during his face days and whenever Jones would pass by the Front Row I would yell that at him. And being Number One he would always slyly put out his index finger as he passed by.

Nice to know that he never forgot his fans.

Now everyone in Greensboro knew that the Challenge was going to be an angle to get heat on The Powers of Pain and boy did they need it. I personally always liked the Barbarian because he would kick the shit out of whom ever he was facing.

And I do mean kick. That was his big finishing move - he would lift his foot over his head and kick wrestlers in the mouth My favorite boot shot other than a Bruiser Brody was in Florida when The Barbarian in an out side the ring brawl turned and delivered a boot shot in the face of one Scott Hall and basically knocked his teeth out. Big Scott Hall was doing a run in and took the boot full force and just staggered away. Did he really knock out his teeth? I thought so and that is a reality, isn't it?

The Warlord was and I'm sure still is a huge juice guy that really sucked. He looked good with a bald head and bushy goatee but that was it. He was kind of like Hulk Hogan with no superman comeback.

The Road Warriors were a big deal. Everyone in attendance couldn't wait to see how much these guys could lift. It wasn't wrestling it was showbiz.

Needless to say the Front Row cheered for the Horsemen so it was just a guess as to when the Heel Turn would happen.

 We knew it would.

 It always did.

 It was a constant of great Pro wrestling. Everyone but Bud that is. Bud Grondy was thrilled to see his heroes up close and cheered like a fourteen year old for the Road Warriors.

(I was never so embarrassed in my life).

Anyway the crowd was really hot for this angle and cheered the set up. There was a bench press, a ton of weights and a box of chalk. See, a great set up takes little effort. The Warriors must have had a plane to catch because after one lift they wanted the weight raised to 600 lbs. The crowd went nuts and Bud jumped up and down with glee.

Remember when I said I was never so embarrassed?

Change that.

Now that I think about it, Ivan Koloff was there too in support of the Powers of Pain. Remember:  Heel Rule Number One, if Ivan Koloff is evolved in an angle it is going to turn out really bad for the faces. You can never trust a Commie Rat! But in our case we just loved the guy.

As Animal got on the bench press to lift the great weight, Number One Paul Jones hit Animal with the box of chalk and the heels beat the hell out of the immortal Road Warriors. Man oh man! We all popped big for that. Animal was trapped under the 600-pound bar as the Barbarian and Warlord kicked and hit him. Hawk was tossed into the weights leaving him out of the action.

Then the heels run away.

The Crocketts really wanted to sell this angle so out came the stretcher.  This was the first Stretcher job that the Roadies ever did in the Mid-Atlantic so the fans really bought it as real. The referees carefully put Animal on the stretcher and wheeled him out of the Coliseum. Only one problem. The referees got mixed up and pushed Animal the wrong way! They forgot the direction to the dressing room.

I guess that Animals injuries were not as life threatening as we all thought.

So slowly they had to push the injured right past the Front Row. I really started thinking that maybe I should throw myself screaming on Animal for effect but as they got closer I chickened out .Man are those guy huge or what? I think Bruce gave them all the Four Horsemen four fingers and Bud started to cry.

 Well, he should have.

As we were leaving the arena a few skeptical fans knocked over the weights to see if they were legit. David Crockett got pissed at that even though it really made the angle by doing so. Come to think of it when wasn't David Crockett pissed about something?


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