From Leroy McGuirk’s Tri-State Wrestling, Ernie Ladd does an interview with Reeser Bowden, and says that he isn’t intimidated by by The Eighth Wonder of the World
The North American Heavyweight Champion says that he is going to prove why he’s got the gold down at The Superdome in New Orleans
MID-SOUTH WRESTLING (1983) – Hacksaw Butch Reed issues a challenge to JYD for the North American title that turns ugly
Joe Blanchard interviews Bruiser Brody, who says he’s coming to Shreveport, Louisiana, to back up Stan Hansen in his dealings with Bill Watts
The Nature Boy is irate, and tells both Jim Ross and Joel Watts that the North American Champion is directly in his cross-hairs now
After winning the North American title, Dick Slater is told he can’t defend two championships. So, he ‘vacates’ the TV title in his own, unique way.
1984 – Bill Watts Watts unveils the massive, new version of the Mid-South North American Heavyweight title belt, and presents it to his young champion