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A roundtable to remember Pt. II

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With less than a year of camera time as Lawler’s manager under his belt, Hart rarely had interview time to shine in his role, as the King was in his prime as one of the greatest heel promo guys in the business at that point. Most of their promos together saw Lawler boast and brag for a few minutes, with Hart relegated to nodding, smiling, carrying the CWA World belt and occasionally chiming in, “That’s right, baby!” But with Lawler not around in early 1980, Jarrett removed Hart’s muzzle, and the young manager was off to the races while his champion stud was put out to pasture for the rest of the year.

Because everything had been built around Lawler heading into 1980, Jarrett decided to rebuild the promotion around the manager and a stable of heels in 1980.

Click here to visit comics101.com to read the rest of Pt. II of the Memphis Wrestling Roundtable from the NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend in Charlotte.

  1. August 25th, 2009 at 09:40 | #1

    Just got done reading Part II on the other site. I had to tell the kiddos, “Guys, cool it for just a couple of minutes while I finish reading it.”

    For those who stumble across Scott”s site, go back and read everything. Just fantastic memories of one of the greatest promotions in the history of wrestling.

    No spoilers, but I”ve heard the Savage stories of when ICW closed shop and when he decided to leave for the WWF and it makes you look at Randy in another light.

    Surprised about the thoughts of Austin Idol.

    Loved the interaction between Jarrett and Mantel when discussing if they could re-create Jackie Fargo and co.

    There are a few things I”d do and change if I had to go back in time and going to this event and seeing a Memphis roundtable would be one. I truely regret missing this event.

  2. Cleatus
    August 25th, 2009 at 14:44 | #2

    That was a really great read, as were all the write-ups from fanfest. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. Sometimes your articles make my jaded heart feel like a mark again. Thank you!!!

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