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From the Video Vault: Cincinnati, Ohio is Horseman Country

Ric Flair...at an all-time high

Detroit Tigers v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Jim Crockett Promotions, the wrestling company which Turner Broadcasting System purchased and rechristened as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), brought its 1987 Great American Bash summer tour to the Cincinnati Gardens.

From the sounds of this promo, Ric Flair, Barry Windham, Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson were clearly ready to throw down inside of a Steel Cage for War Games on a hot summer evening in the Queen City.

Cincinnati, Ohio is without a doubt Horseman Country.

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As an added bonus:

A One Play Act Play Inspired by the 2015 Mississippi State-Arkansas Game

Rob Ryan: Fiddlesticks! I got fired!

Bret Bielema: Sorry to hear that Rob. Maybe if the Saints defense wasn’t last in the league in every category you’d still have a job.

Rob Ryan: Aw Heck. I think you’re right, Bret. Know of any open jobs?

Bret Bielema: Have I got the job opportunity for you!

Rob Ryan: You want me to be your defensive coordinator?

Bret Bielema: No. If you can’t stop the offenses in the NFC South, then you sure as heck can’t stop the offenses in the SEC.

Rob Ryan: Are you offering me the belly raspberry thing again?

Bret Bielema: I sure am. Until I beat LSU the other night, I thought I was a goner after the season. I picked up some part time work earlier this year, figuring there would be a transition time between jobs. Every afternoon, I’ve been sitting shirtless in a lawn chair outside the Exxon Station on Paris Road in Algiers, Louisiana. I let strangers give my belly a raspberry for $5 a pop. All profit. The guy who owns the gas station doesn’t even charge me. My belly brings him in at least five fill-ups every afternoon. I was making upwards of $70 a day. One time, Les Miles showed up and paid for a triple-double. He had three different recruits get two cracks each at my belly.

Rob Ryan: Is that an NCAA violation?

Bret Bielema: No. He cleared it with the compliance officer. Who is also one of my best customers.

Rob Ryan: OK, I’ll take it.

Bret Bielema: I just want ten dollars every day for chair rental.

Rob Ryan: Chair rental! This ain’t no barbershop. I’m not giving you 10 of my hard earned dollars every day.

Bret Bielema: Did I mention that this service station is across the street from a Shoney’s?

Rob Ryan: 10 dollars a day will be just fine. Shoney’s, here I come!