In an attempt to finish off Michael Hayes once and for all, Jerry Lawler pulls his trump card by throwing a fireball at the Purely Sexy one–but Hayes quickly pulls the referee into the line of fire, avoiding the flame. The fireball hits referee Jesse Allen square in the face and lights him up right nicely. Looked real to me. Ouch. Kinda dangerous too. 🙂

Date: August 5, 1985
Location: Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis
Play-by-play: Lance Russell
Referee: Jesse Allen

Did you see the match?
“Jerry Lawler, Austin Idol vs Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy”

Did you see the post-match beatdown?
“Michael Hayes Whips Lawler & Idol with Ref’s Belt”

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