Billy Garrett and Dick Murdoch were keeping up with the rapid pace
of J.C. Dyckes' Infernos, Rocky Smith (Club Foot Inferno) and Frankie Cain.
(Not to be messed with) The match at the studios of KFDA in Amarillo was
intense as it was the first appearance on television for J.C. and his infernos.
Earlier in the week it had been brought to Dory Funk Sr.'s attention
that if J.C. Dyckes got into a position where he was drawing money, he
could become a problem. Funk Sr. responded that if J.C. was drawing money,
he would welcome any problems because the territory would be doing well.
He also commented that he would use Satan himself if he would draw money.
Dory Sr. also wanted an English Lord in the territory. Lord Blears and
Lord Layton had drawn money in other territories.
The Infernos were moving fast and taking bumps. Dick Murdoch could
stay right with them. Billy Garrett wanted to show that he could maintain
the pace also. It was a short and spectacular match, as Murdoch and Garrett
doubled up on Frankie Cain. J.C. was on the apron. Murdoch busted him and
J.C. went flying. Dick followed J.C. to the floor. As a result of the pace
of the match and his slight overweight condition, Billy Garrett was actually
turning blue as his blood was being forced to his extremities by his rapidly
beating heart. Frankie Cain hit Billy low and flying mared him over and
took a rear chin lock. The Club Foot Inferno was in the ring, jumping up
and down and tapping his club foot against the mat. Frankie Cain clinched
up on Billy's neck turning his face a pulsating purple. The Club Foot Inferno
with the now loaded boot kicked Billy right in the forehead. Frankie cut
him deep across his forehead to the bone. Blood spurted from Billy's forehead.
He was bleeding like a stuck pig. Blood was everywhere and covered Billy's
entire upper body. The Club Foot Inferno was now tapping his heel against
the mat to unload his boot. Frankie Cain covered for the win and the infernos
were made as the top heel team in the territory.
We were told by many this tape was too violent to be aired on television
and some TV stations on the fringe of the territory refused to play the
match. In the major cities throughout the territory Dory Funk Sr. accepted
responsibility and aired the video tape in six of our major markets. Billy
Garrett required ten stitches to close the wound.
With J.C. Dyckes and the Infernos and Lord Patrick Patterson (An English
Lord with a Canadian accent) who had recently come to the territory from
Roy Shire in San Francisco, the territory was hot for the next two years.
Pat Patterson and Dory Funk Jr.
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WWE will be in the Central Florida Area between December 14 - 16 beginning
with WWE's Pay Per View, Armageddon coming to Orlando on Sunday December
14 at the TD Waterhouse Center. Show time is 7:45pm.
Funking Conservatory's Adam Windsor, Dory Funk, Magnum the Giant
and The Claw
(The !BANG! Gang will be traveling to the Florida WWE shows)
The Raw Brand comes to Tampa, Florida on Monday December 15 at the St.
Petersburg Times Forum. Show time is 7:45pm.
The Smackdown Brand comes to Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday December
16 at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Show time is 7:45pm.
Each venue is approximately ninety minutes from the Funking Conservatory
here in Ocala, Florida.
For more information:
Call - 352-895-4658
E-mail Dory Funk Jr.
Visit Dory Funk's Web Site