A rare look at a classic CWA Championship Wrestling studio match featuring Ricky Morton versus Sonny King. This is one of Ricky Morton’s first matches and probably his first televised match.

A stiff but gentle-handed Sonny King gives the young wrestling student, Ricky Morton, a grueling technical wrestling workout in an interesting match in which no punches are ever thrown. Rick stalks Sonny most of the match who strictly plays defense. As the match progresses, Sonny basically sets up typical grappling situations while the determined youngster exhausts himself countering and escaping them. Few words are ever spoken–mostly cold stares. The lesson today is that wrestling is hard work. ūüôā

Date: April 26, 1980
Location: WMC TV5 Studio, Memphis
Play-by-play: Lance Russell, Dave Brown
Referee: Jerry Calhoun

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