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This section contains monthly articles on over two dozen territories. To relive those wonderful days of old, click here.

Wrestlers 4

Enter this section for bios/profiles of various wrestlers from the regional days. To find more out about your favorite pro wrestler, click here.

Stories 4

This section contains stories from the pros themselves told exclusively to Kayfabe Memories. Want to know more as told from the wrestlers themselves? Click here.

Old School Book Reviews4

Click here to find various book reviews from old school wrestlers. 

KM Links 4
For tons of links to old school related sites, click here.
KM Micro Wrestlers4
What are Micro Wrestlers?  Click here  
to find out.
KM Interviews... 4
Click here to read exclusive interviews with stars from the regional territories.

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 - Cole Meade

"Don't change that channel all that flippin' around! You're about to see the hottest show in town. The biggest stars and the biggest brawls, the biggest hits and the biggest falls. Non stop action no messin' around, pretty soon we're comin' to your town. The way you like it way it used to be...Smokey Mountain Wrestling's on TV."

That was the theme we heard weekly as SMW was broadcasted nationally on syndicated TV networks. SMW, owned and promoted by Jim Cornette, was a hot territory from 1992-1995, in which anyone whom was anyone traveled through at one time or another. Established stars from Randy Savage and Cactus Jack to The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels appeared. SMW is also where a lot of people got there first big break. Wrestlers like Hardcore Holly, Brian Lee, Chris Candido and Tammy (Sunny) Sytch, New Jack, Boo Bradley (Balls Mahoney), Unabom (Kane), Al Snow and many others all had their first big exposure in SMW. The region was also where great talent of the past were resurrected to show they still can work including Rock 'n Roll Express, Stan Lane, Tom Pritchard, The Fantastics, Eddie Gilbert, Buddy Landel and many others.

Throughout its run, SMW saw several men in the broadcasting booth. The original commentating team consisted of Dutch Mantell and the legendary Bob Caudle. Over time, others took that role but two are most important to note… current HWA Promoter Les Thatcher and the WWF's own, Jim Ross. The main referee throughout the years was the one and only late, great Mark Curtis (Brian Hilderbrand).


During the promotions opening in 1992, promoter Jim Cornette successfully began his company with many greats like Paul Orndorff, Brian Lee, Bob Holly, Tim Horner, Rip Rogers, the Fantastics and more. Who can forget the endless hype for weeks regarding the new team of the Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane/Tom Pritchard)? 1992 featured the first ever SMW Heavyweight Title Tournament in which in the finals saw Brian Lee (at the time, a young blonde pretty boy) score a win over Paul Orndorff in the finals. The Heavyweight Title Tourney was decided on the SMW's first big show held in Knoxville,TN at the Civic Coliseum and was called Volunteer Slam.  More...

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KM DVD/VHS Store 4
Click here to purchase DVD or VHS products direct from the official distributors.
KM Replica Masks 4
Click here to purchase pro quality replica wrestling masks of all your favorite old school masked wrestlers.   
KM Store 4
The KM Store now features products featuring the GCW logo as well as some other very cool images.  To see what's new and to purchase T-Shirts, ball caps, mouse pads and more, click here
KM Message Board 4

Want to chat with other fans of regional wrestling? This message board has forums for over two dozen promotions. Click here.

KM Belt Gallery 4

This section contains an extensive title belt gallery... images of heavyweight, tag, U.S. and various regional title belts.  To view it, click here.

Old School Tape Review 4

Reviews of various PPV's, commercial tapes and regional wrestling TV shows are available in this section. To read more, click here.


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