KAYFABE THEATER: Smoky Mountain Crowns a Champion


‘Prime Time’ Brian Lee was crowned the first Smoky Mountain Wrestling Heavyweight Champion

May 22, 1992 – KNOXVILLE, TN

“Prime Time” Brian Lee defeats Paul Orndorff  to become the inaugural champion of Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling. 

That night’s event, SMW Volunteer Slam, would kick off a short, but highly-successful run for the southern-based promotion.





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