September 10, 1983 Southeastern Championship Wrestling Television Show Review

By: Karl Stern (@dragonkingkarl, @wiwcool,

We continue our look at the NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling promotion and television program from Dothan, Alabama television studio.  There isn't a lot of footage from 1982 and 1983 unfortunately.  What little does exist (like this clip) is incomplete and poor quality.

Unfortunately, this show only has one match surviving but it's a pretty cool one historically.  Charlie Platt is joined on commentary by Dick Steinborne, a longtime pro wrestling star.  I don't know where Ric Stewart is at during this time but Steinborne has no clue what is going on.  He keeps thinking there are two Super Olympias when, in fact, there is Mr. Olympia (Jerry Stubbs) and Super Olympia (Arn Anderson).

The match is a television squash match featuring Super Olympia (Arn Anderson) against Marty Jannetty.  Obviously, both later became very successful wrestlers, especially as tag team members.  Super Olympia wins with his forward suplex, which would be a stable of Arn Anderson's ring work for years to come.  After the match you can see Mr. Olympia (Jerry Stubbs) walk in front of the camera in a white mask on the way to the desk.  Both were babyfaces at this time but not really acknowledging each other.


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September 10, 1983 (Dothan, AL) (Television Show):  Complete results not available...  Charlie Platt & Dick Steinborne host...  Super Olympia (Arn Anderson) defeated Marty Jannetty.

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