"The Last Battle Of Atlanta",
Buzz Sawyer Vs. "Wildfire" Tommy Rich
It's all but 100% confirmed that no video tape of this match exists anywhere. In February of 1982 Rich and Sawyer had their first battle in a feud that would go on for almost two years.
Rich/Sawyer First Meeting - February 6, 1982
The feud would rage on until "The Last Battle In Atlanta" in October of 1983. A special Cage with a top on it, an innovative idea for it's time. "Wildfire" Tommy Rich would emerge victorious, putting an end to the vicious feud that drew a ton of money for the Atlanta territory.
In 1997 another match type was inspired by this match, HBK remembered this bout and suggested a cage match with a roof instead of the same old cage match they always had, the rest is HELL.....IN A CELL!!!
It's highly doubtful that a recording of this match will ever surface, but if it does whoever has it will make a fortune!
By Mike Steele
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