Smoky Mountain Wrestling
"Don't change that channel all that flippin' around!
You're about to see the hottest show in town.
The biggest stars and the biggest brawls
The biggest hits and the biggest falls.
Non stop action no messin' around, pretty soon we're comin' to your town.
The way you like it way it used to be...Smoky Mountain Wrestling's on TV."
(SMW) was Jim Cornette
's own Professional Wrestling
promotion based in Knoxville, TN, running from October 1991 through December 1995. Cornette established the promotion after having cut ties with WCW
, with initial financial backing from Record Producer Rick Rubin
. SMW emphasized an old-school mentality, with clear Faces
. In 1993, Cornette established a working relationship with WWE
, leading to him making his surprise debut on the August 2 (taped July 25) episode of Monday Night Raw
. Eventually, dwindling audiences led to the promotion shutting down at the end of 1995.
Along with various Ring Oldies
, SMW also provided early exposure for Glen Jacobs, best known in WWE as Kane
, Chris Candido
and Tammy "Sunny" Sytch (here as Tammy Fytch), Jonathan Rechner (here as Boo Bradley, better known as ECW's Balls Mahoney
), as well as introducing the U.S. to the Thrillseekers (Chris Jericho
and Lance Storm
As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki
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