#124 – The Moondogs vs Lawler and Jarrett, Kennett Concession Stand Brawl, January 1992

We take a trip down to the swamp this week on the show as we discuss the Moondogs in their legendary feud against Jeff Jarrett, Robert Fuller, and Jerry Lawler and review the classic concession stand brawl from January 1992 in Kennett, Missouri. We also get a scoop on one of the stars from Karate Kid 2 and go over some feedback from the last episode. Plus, we receive a special return visit from the American Dream in the OSWP studios. The Old School Wrestling Podcast will be broadcasting live from The Squared Circle on June 12 in Chicago with Box Brown. Stop by and join in on the fun! Please support the Old School Wrestling Podcast by visiting flairchop.com to purchase our book “The OSWP 500,” the collected volumes of the first 75 episodes, an OSWP t-shirt, or one of our beautiful posters.

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11 Comments

  1. thunderboltpeterson says:

    The other member of the original Tupelo Concession Stand Brawl (6/15/1979) was Larry Latham, one half of the Blond Bombers with Wayne Ferris, later known as The Honky Tonk Man in the WWF. Larry Latham would go onto to be non other than Moondog Spot in the WWF. The replacement to Moondog King who was allegedly “Hit by a car” while hold the WWF tag team belts. Moondog Spot was also one of the Moondogs in this Kennett Concession Stand brawl along with Moondog Spike.

  2. thunderboltpeterson says:

    We also would be remissed if we didn’t give some recognition to the original wrestling Moondog, the late great Lonnie ‘Moondog’ Mayne. Who died in an automobile accident on August 13th, 1979 while holding the San Francisco version of the NWA’s US Championship.

  3. Tremendous thanks for another hilariously great episode!

    Some of my insights:

    • As Thundeboltpeterson mentioned, the first Moondog Lonnie Mayne worked in California (San Francisco and L.A.) as well as Portland where he wrestled or partnered with “Playboy” Buddy Rose, a young “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Pepper Gomez. Mayne also had an appetite for glass. http://youtu.be/u8scnxR98D4

    * The Moondogs were in thee 1st ever live wrestling match I saw – a WWF card at the Oakland Colosseum on July 1984. While my friend & I were up in the nosebleed seats we still could see their giant white hair, beards and their swingin’ bones (double entendre not intended
    🙂 This night they were in singles matches: Rex took on jobber Steve Pardee whereas Spot was up against Tito Santana.

    • I look forward to your book “You Might Be A Moondog If…” or is it “Jeff Jarrett Presents: WWII History”?

    * Speaking of Jeff Jarrett – I think he should have a “suspender cage match” with Larry King.

    • “29 Youtube videos” – is that the distance from Kenosha, Wisconsin to Chicago?

  4. P.S. – Great ending with your “Bedtime Story with Dusty”.

  5. Boomer says:

    I would pay good money to hear Double J history lessons

  6. It’s always such a joy to hear from Dusty Rhodes on the Old School Wrestling Podcast. Shame Dre never seems to be around to meet the Dream.

    I am not very familiar with the Moondogs but have seem them a few times on the Old School program on WWE Network. The description you gave of them is spot on.

    I always loved Colonel Rob Parker, and was astonished to find out that he “random Memphis guy Robert Fuller” (not actually random, but that’s what I thought as I had only seen his name in the Apner mags). Him and Jimmy Golden (Bunkhouse Buck/Jack Swagger’s Daddy) were all over Memphis. I saw Robert Fuller in a match once and immediately thought of Brutal Bob Evans, but I have no idea why.

    I love the Moondog family tree, so to speak. Cousin Junior (AKA the original Cousin Luke), played Moondog Cujo on the Indies. And Randy Colley (Moondog Rex) was the original Smash in Demolition. Apparently fans could tell it was him under the paint and chanted Moondog at him when he was in the ring.

    Great show as usual boys. So long for now.

  7. cactus316 says:

    This episode couldn’t have come at a better time for me, personally. I just acquired the entire year of 1992 USWA, from the guy who made the Horror of the Moondogs series on Youtube (or so he claims).

    That time period in Memphis is very nostalgic for me as I watched USWA wrestling every Saturday. Good time, fellas.

  8. The Small Package says:

    Another great episode, as usual. Do you ever get tired of hearing that? Hearing Dre say that the Moondogs were one of his earliest wrestling memories got me to thinking about mine.

    My earliest wrestling memory was when I was maybe 6 or 7 years old, I remember watching a Superstar Billy Graham match on TV with my father on a Saturday afternoon. During the match he got busted wide open (Superstar, not my dad) and I started freaking out. I started getting very upset and crying, “Why doesn’t somebody help that man, they’re killing him”. My mother went off on my dad for letting me watch that. Needless to say that was the last wrestling viewed in my house for quite a while.

    My dad still hasn’t let me forget it. I now have a 13 year old son who has been into wrestling since he was 6 years old. And every time my father is over my house while we are watching wrestling, he brings up the fact that I got wrestling banned from the TV in my house as a kid.

  9. Dan Rackley says:

    The way you guys described Eddie Marlin almost perfectly mirrored an old man from North Carolina I encountered once that worked on the transmission of a car I owned once(minus the not wearing pants thankfully). Kept a small bottle of Jack Daniels in his office desk drawer.

    Haven’t seen as much Memphis stuff as I would have liked to by this point, but it always felt like some of the stuff was thought of ten minutes before they went on the air. Seems like that was the beauty of it.

    One clip you should find is the one where Hector Gurerro enlists Lance Russell in helping him celebrate Christmas Mexican style. The way the story goes, Hector comes out with a Pinata. Blindfolds lance and has him take a few whacks at the thing. When he finally hits it, the pinata was filled with flour that dumped all over Lance’s Baxter suit.

    Lance gives Dave Brown this “I’m not taking this shit anymore” look and just leaves. He doesn’t show back up until later in the program until Hector is wrestling Jeff Jarrett. Lance makes what could technically be considered one of the few run ins of his career, hands Jarrett a bag of flour and he hits Hector Gurerro over the head with a sack of flour.

    Part of me always pictured Lance driving back to his house, getting into a brief argument with his wife over why he was covered in flour and why he needed a sack of flour from his pantry and driving back to the studio with evil intentions in his mind.

    On a personal note, want to thank Black Cat for helping me with a project of mine. Hope telling folks about some of the stuff you guys have for sale was sufficient thanks.

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