Smokey Mountian Wrestling – Shawn Michaels vs. Buddy Landell (1995)

There’s  a special moment in professional wrestling when the fans lose their minds when they see a wrestler from Promotion A suddenly show up at a show hosted by Promotion B.  Smokey Mountain Wrestling’s co-founder and owner Jim Cornette signed a working agreement with the World Wrestling Federation to trade talent, manage and serve as an on-air talent for that company to become a financially successful independent promotion. In match below (after the break), WWF Intercontinental Champion “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels defends the title against “The Nature Boy” Buddy Landell at the SMW Super Bowl of Wrestling event, on August 4th, 1995 at the Civic Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Smokey Mountain Wrestling operated from October 1991 to December 1995, and though the promotion was relatively short-lived, it was held in high-regard for the quality of the matches, talent, and traditional in-ring and storyline style.  Watch the entire match by clicking here ==>  

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