Toru Tanaka responds angrily to highlight footage of a Southern Heavyweight Title match which took place at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis. Despite Lance Russell’s search for the truth, Professor Tanaka denies any collaboration with Austin Idol who interfered in the match by blinding Lawler with a bottle of black ink.

Date: March 3, 1979
Location: WMC TV5 Studio, Memphis
Interview: Lance Russell

Lawler’s promo…
“Jerry Lawler Questions Toru Tanaka’s Legitimacy as Champ (2-24-79)”

Official Results…
– February 26, 1979 in Memphis, TN
– Mid-South Coliseum drawing 3,750
– Jerry Lawler beat Southern Champ Toru Tanaka via DQ.

From Playlist: “Memphis Wrestling (1979)”
View Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=0D8E81F8083EF3BB
Play All: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCbp4wnyG9U&feature=PlayList&p=0D8E81F8083EF3BB&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1

Related Playlist: “Monday Night, Mid South Coliseum. Be There.”
View Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=86DF151D6FB37AA2
Play All: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq1rB7OeVHM&feature=PlayList&p=86DF151D6FB37AA2&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1

More Info…
Jerry Lawler: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lawler
Professor Toru Tanaka: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kalani,_Jr.
Austin Idol: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Idol

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