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Evans with a forearm shot and he backs Tom Shaft into the corner. Tom Shaft fights out of the corner with punches. Tom Shaft with an Irish Whip and he gives Grizzly Evans a headbutt as Evans bounces off the ropes. Tom Shaft with another Irish Whip and Headbutt. Tom Shaft with a third Irish Whip and as Grizzly Evans bounces off the ropes, Tom Shaft catches him with a powerslam (a la JYDís patented "Thump") for the three count.

On the episode of All Star Wrestling that was broadcast on June 17, 1984 (the matches took place on June 7, 1984), Tom Ivy wrestled Scott Ferris. (Iím not certain, but Scott Ferris may have went on to become Earthquake Ferris in the AWA). Scott Ferris weighs 243 pounds and is from Portland, Oregon. Tom Ivy is from Columbus, Georgia and weighs 263 pounds. Tom Ivy has a mohawk. They lock up and Ferris pushes him off. They lock up again, but this time Tom Ivy pushes Scott Ferris off. Tom Ivy with an armbar. Scott Ferris tries to free himself with a bodyslam, but Tom Ivy held on to the arm. Scott Ferris with an Irish whip on Ivy and Ivy bounces off the ropes with a dropkick and another armbar on Scott Ferris. They both have good physiques, but Scott Ferris is more muscular, but Tom Ivy is also 20 pounds heavier than Scott Ferris. Scott Ferris with punches on Ivy and an Irish Whip and as Tom Ivy bounces off the ropes, Scott Ferris gives Ivy an eyerake! Ferris with an eyegouge, an Irish whip and a kneelift. Scott Ferris with two elbowsmashes on Tom Ivy. Tom Ivy comes back with a shoulderblock, several punches and a hiptoss. At the five minute mark, Scott Ferris with an Irish whip and Tom Ivy bounces off the ropes and kicks Scott Ferris. Scott Ferris with a bodyslam. Scott Ferris misses a kneedrop off the second rope. Tom Ivy with an Irish whip and a clothesline as Scott Ferris bounces off the ropes. Tom Ivy goes for the pin and gets the three count.

On the episode of All Star Wrestling that was broadcast on June 24, 1984 (the matches took place on June 14, 1984), Tom Ivy wrestled Don Tally. From Columbus, Georgia weighing in at 263 pounds, Thomas Ivy. From Panama City, Florida, weighing 262 pounds, Don Tally. Your Referee is Sonny Myers. Tom and Don shake hands and lock up collar and elbow. Don Tally backs Tom Ivy into the ropes and Don breaks cleanly. Another lock up and Tom Ivy with an armdrag on Don Tally. They get near the ropes and itís another clean break. They lock up again and Ivy with a headlock takeover. Don Tally with a handful of mohawk but he canít get a good grip of Ivyís hair. (Tom Ivy did NOT say "I pity the fool that grabs my mohawk"). They get back to a vertical base and Don Tally with a forearm and an Irish whip into the corner and he hits Tom Ivy with a kneelift. Ivy with an Irish whip ramming Don Tally in the opposite corner and Tom Ivy follows him in with a shoulderblock. Another Irish whip into the opposite corner and another shoulderblock.

Kevin Wall says that "Tom Ivy is almost like a brother to Ted and Jerry Oates, and Ted and Jerry taught Tom Ivy all he knows about wrestling". Tom Ivy trained at Oates Brothers Gym and Ted and Jerry may very well have saved Tom Ivyís life. Kevin Wall doesnít go into it in this match, but as I remember it, (at least according to the angle), Tom Ivy had been homeless in Columbus Georgia and Ted and Jerry took care of him. They brought him to their gym and taught him about wrestling and got Tom Ivy in the Central States area.

Back to the match, Tom Ivy and Don Tally lock up again. Don Tally with a kneelift and a chop. Irish whip by Ivy and Tom Ivy catches Tally with a kneelift. Tom Ivy with another Irish whip and he comes off the ropes with a flying clothesline for the three count.

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