KAYFABE THEATER: Bill Watts as… The Midnight Rider?

A music video  featuring a short-lived angle that saw Bill Watts portray the shadowy avenger. Willie Nelson’s version of the popular song plays while The Rider makes his way to the Mid-South territory.

Watts had come to the aid of Jim Duggan, after he had been hit in the face by Skandor Akbar’s fireball.  Watts then lost the pin in a tag match with Duggan against Kamala and Kareem Muhammad and had to leave Mid-South. As a result, the mysterious Midnight Rider suddenly announced he was coming to “avenge his friend”. 

Watts’ version of the angle was generally not well-received, as many fans in the area had already seen Dusty Rhodes portray the character on television in Florida.


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