Post by gorillasrus on Apr 22, 2018 13:57:10 GMT -5
Madison Square Garden is next with a post-Superbrawl Card.
Matches or more accurately, re-matches are signed: A Cage rematch between Buddy Rogers and Destroyer . . .the Loser Leave Town Chain Match between Bobo Brazil and Superfly Snuka . . . Ted Dibiase defends the World title against Lou Thesz in another SuperBrawl rematch. . . Finally the Hennigs face off against their SuperBrawl singles bout foes Hacksaw Duggan and Bruiser Brody!
Other matches feature a special MMA challenge between Clinch and Johnny Kobra rounds out the featured bouts. The undercard features the Fantastics and Midnights in singles competition as Stan Lane faces Bobby Fulton with Bobby Eaton squaring off against Tommy Rogers. Michael Elgin is slated against Rock Riddle in the opener. See you at ringside!
Post by gorillasrus on Apr 27, 2018 6:33:00 GMT -5
New York City Michael Elgin W, Rock Riddle Power was on display with Elgin as a deadlift power bomb and charging lariat overwhelmed Riddle.
Stan Lane, W-DQ Bobby Fulton Cornette's racket played a factor as Lane tried using it as a weapon but Fulton intercepted it but was DQ'd for using it. Fulton and Rogers argued but to no avail.
Clinch W, Johnny Kobra (MMA rules) Clinch claimed everyone in pro wrestling is dodging him because of his MMA record and the quick work he made of Kobra reinforced his point. A devasting lung smasher led to an ULTIMATE COMBO for the win.
Double-brawl: Hacksaw Duggan and Bruiser Brody W, Curt and Larry Hennig A SuperBrawl rematch of sorts but the Hennigs were not going to wait for the bell and jumped Duggan and Brody. Back and forth action until Duggan reversed a turnbuckle throw from Curt and landed the FLYING SPEAR for a win. A good match with a sudden finish.
World Champion Rematch: Ted Dibiase (c) vs. Lou Thesz Thesz gets the title match here in a SuperBrawl rematch where he pinned Dibiase in the round-robin. Morgan Dollar was the referee and during introductions Dibiase really jawed at Dollar wanting a fair shake here. This truly intimidated Dollar but Thesz worked it to his advantage by keeping things on the mat. Thesz snuffed out each time Dibiase tried to gain advantage. Even escaping the COBRA CLUTCH at one point! Thesz locked in a double wristlock for an extended time and while he could not force a submission wrapped up Dibiase for the unconventional pin to nab the World Heavyweight Championship!!
Lou Thesz wins the WORLD TITLE!
After intermission, an interview was shown with Bill Apter interviewing new World Champion Lou Thesz. Thesz described his strategy in capturing the title but was interrupted by a former nemesis, Clinch. The MMA star called Thesz out saying that Thesz was the only person in Superstar Pro to defeat him but it was in a match where Thesz chose the rules. He wants a true winner from a 10-count and not some hokey match under pro wrestling rules. Clinch then got into Lou's face but security broke it up before any escalation. This is not over.
Bobby Eaton W, DQ Tommy Rogers Lane and Cornette were at ringside for Eaton, while Fulton supported Rogers. Predictably, each side got their shots in with Rogers and Fulton DQ'd for retaliation of a double-team from Lane and Eaton. These teams need another tag match to settle things and that will occur with the Fantastics titles on the line in the next card from Baltimore.
Loser-Leave-Town Chain Match: Bobo Brazil vs. Superfly Snuka This bloody brawl is an early candidate for Match of the Year. The chain was used liberally by both, including a vicious back and forth hammering with the chain which bloodied both men. After tying Brazil to the corner with the chain, a wild brawl at ringside had Snuka gain the advantage and attempted the SUPERFLY to finish Bobo off. Brazil moved out of the way and whipped Snuka with the chain. Bobo was not done as he returned the favor and tied Snuka to a corner, punishing the Superfly. A COCO-BUTT was a mere formality to send Snuka packing in an incredible bout. The fans gave the match an extended standing ovation, while originally intended for Brazil but the fans continued their applause when Snuka walked out of the ring for the final time.
Steel Cage Match: Buddy Rogers W, The Destroyer An intermission to setup the cage simmered the crowd a bit, but the New York crowd was anxious for this match as well. While two intense matches in a row could burn the crowd out a bit, it still was an exciting yet quick cage battle. Destroyer was all over Rogers bloodying him early, but the resourceful Rogers prevented an escape after a Bombs Away from the masked man. Rogers regrouped and tried "pinning" Destroyer with the ropes in hopes to catch a breather. Buddy then pounded Destroyer stunning him with a piledriver and using the FIGURE FOUR GRAPEVINE to disable the legs enough to escape the cage.
What an event in New York, nothing else to say as the title changes, drama and closure of some of the hottest feuds says it all. See you at ringside in Baltimore for the North American Title tournament!
Baltimore, MD NEW BLOOD TOURNAMENT for NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP = Prelim round = Ivan Koloff W, Masked Superstar A sellout crowd in Baltimore who were anxiously anticipating the interaction of Superstar Pro, Atlantic Coast Sports and the North American Title. Ivan wasted little time in the opener, using a Body Slam, Leg drop and RUSSIAN SICKLE to pin the masked man.
Johnny Valentine W, Tully Blanchard Another battle of the bullies with Valentine using his experience to come out on top landing two ATOMIC SKULL CRUSHERS for the pinfall.
Sam Houston, W JJ Dillon Sam's speed was too much for the veteran using a head scissor to setup a running lariat for the win.
= Quarterfinals = Boogie Woogie Man DDQ, Blackjack Mulligan Two brawlers engaged in a wild brawl and would not listen to any reprimands as as both men shoved the referee out of the way.
Magnum TA W, Brad Armstrong The suprise of the night as not in that Magnum won, but how many close calls Brad had to advance to the semis. Using the RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP to almost gain a couple of near falls. The end came however, when Brad tried a death jump but TA tossed him off the top rope and covered him quickly for the win. Awesome match between two fan favorites as they shook hands after as the fans gave them a standing ovation.
Barry Windham W, Sam Houston Barry advanced to the semifinals here as Sam was like a mirror image of a younger Windham. However Barry's experience ruled out as he reversed a suplex attempt into a flash powerslam.
Johnny Valentine W, Ivan Koloff Valentine lined up against his second match against someone with a similar mindset, but this match was a clean yet rough slugfest. After one terrific exchange that left both men weary, Valentine caught Koloff off the ropes with a big chop to chest for the pin.
= Semifinals = Magnum TA drew a bye due to the earlier DDQ
Johnny Valentine W, Barry Windham Both men were bloody with a berth on the finals on the line here. Valentine drew first blood with repeated forearm hammers. Windham rallied with a SWEETWATER SUPLEX, a smash off a death jump and a LARIAT for near pinfall. The death jump busted Valentine open. Both men were staggering but Valentine persisted with a set of forearm hammers sandwiched around the ATOMIC SKULL CRUSHER for the win. A hard-fought match left people wondering if Valentine had enough in the tank to proceed in the finals.
= Bonus Tag-Title Match = Fantastics (c.) W, DQ over Midnight Express with Cornette Morgan Dollar ejected Cornette from ringside as he wanted a clean finish. He did not get it as Stan Lane slugged Rogers with a title belt in front of the referee. Match ended in a DQ, and while a popular decision left the fans clamoring for a conclusive finish between these teams. Plus, since the titles were filled in the big tournament any championship team has not gained a pinfall or submission win. This situation will warrant a review.
= Finals = Johnny Valentine W, Magnum TA to win the title. A worn down Valentine was lucid enough to intimidate referee Morgan Dollar and he continued his roll here. Mike Lano was a ringside to capture the crowning of a champion but also played a role in the outcome as Valentine used him as a human foreign object after one exchange at ringside. The tide turned for Valentine there and continued roughing up Magnum into a bloody mask. An ATOMIC SKULL CRUSHER later notched the North American Title for him.
What an evening with the crowning of a new champion. Valentine earned the title winning four matches and also earned the respect of fans with his gutsy path to the title. . . Finally, word is out that Superstar Pro is reviewing the tag-team title situation as they want to address fan feedback that the titles have not gotten earned with all the DQ endings. Look for that information soon. See you at ringside!
Post by gorillasrus on Jun 5, 2018 10:28:44 GMT -5
Roll Call of Champions and Wrestling News Update World Heavyweight Champion: Lou Thesz World Tag-Team Champions: The Fantastics North American Champion: Johnny Valentine
Finally, Jim Cornette has received an injunction to prevent the Fantastics from claiming they are World Tag-Team Champions. The injunction has many legal threats and claims but the heart of it states: "Since the Fantastics and the previous champions Williams & Gordy never captured a pinfall or submission to claim the titles, these claims have created a fraudulent and mis-leading market place. Cornette's legal team of Dewey, Cheetum and Howe also noted that since Superstar Pro Wrestling by-laws that titles can only change hand via pinfall or submission, all other claims are null and void. Cornette demanded the titles get presented immediately so the Midnight Express take their place at the top of the wrestling heap.
A representative of Superstars, agreed with the premise but denied any ruling proclaiming the Midnights as champion. However, the current recognized champions, the Fantastics will put the belts on the line against the Midnight Express in a best-of-7 series. The first team to win four matches will claim the undisputed titles. Match #1 is scheduled at a televised event from Lowell, MA.
Post by gorillasrus on Jun 5, 2018 11:57:09 GMT -5
A televised card began with the replay of Jim Cornette's injunction and the subsequent announcement of a best-of-7 Super Series for the World Tag-Team Titles.
Best of 7 Super Series with Morgan Dollar as referee: Midnight Express (with Jim Cornette) def. The Fantastics. The Midnights take a 1-0 lead using a Sunset Flip off the ropes to pin Bobby Fulton. The dastardly trio intimidate the referee with legal threats and taunts, clearly impacting the outcome. Throughout the match, referee Morgan Dollar was tentative as Cornette was in a litigious mood on any conceived slight or transgression.
The Masked Superstar def. Bill White A flying cross chop setup the COBRA HOLD for a crisp win for the masked man.
Johnny Kobra def. Handlebar Fontaine Kobra used his Gi to throttle Handlebar. Fontaine fought back and used the Gi on Kobra. Unfortunately, the referee disqualified him. After the match, clips were shown of a special 16-man elimination Cruiserweight (225 lbs or less) Title Tournament in Mexico City. Kobra was eliminated by semifinalist Matthew Cross, while Fontaine was eliminated by eventual champion Warhawk. Congratulations to the new Champion Warhawk!
Brad Armstrong def. Barry Windham Armstrong continued his strong showing from the recent North American Title Tournament in Baltimore. Two straight RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS nailed Windham for the pin as Armstrong moves into title contention.
New Cruiserweight Champion Warhawk def. Pelvis Pressly Warhawk looked sharp in his debut as a champion. Kept Pressly off balance using Hand To Hand Combat techniques for a bruising win. Warhawk is unusual for a Cruiserweight bringing natural quickness and instincts with an explosive offense.
Ted Dibiase def. Destroyer Former champion Dibiase dodged a turnbuckle charge, sending the masked man crashing into the corner. Dibiase pounced with a backbreaker and COBRA CLUTCH to gain the win. Ted Dibiase claims to have a special surprise in the coming weeks and that phrase is the only clue.
The Super Series continues for the Midnights and Fantastics this time in Boston, MA. Randy Savage tangles with Harley Race in a Texas Death match with Bobo Brazil facing Buddy Rogers in a feature bout. Supporting the undercard has Hennigs in singles competition again as Larry faces Bruiser Brody with Curt tackling Hacksaw Duggan. See you at ringside!
Post by gorillasrus on Jul 29, 2018 17:01:10 GMT -5
NOTES: There were three solid match of the year candidates from this Boston Card as this section will recap. . .
Candidate #1 - The 2-ring battle royal had plenty of drama with the fans getting behind Dr. Death! While the Doctor is still aligned with Ted Dibiase, he was getting his share of cheers for his solo efforts. Williams and Bruiser Brody swept through the second ring to face 1-1. The fans rallied behind Williams as he stood up to a Brody flurry and tossed Bruiser! Iron Sheik won the first ring eliminating rival Jim Duggan by running into him. However, Ivan Koloff was clinched up with Duggan and was also tossed. Koloff was furious! The Sheik eliminated The Destroyer leaving him and Doc for the top prize. Williams was too much this night and made short work to claim the win, much to the crowd's delight! . . .
Candidate #2- The Battle of the Belts lived up to its hype as Thesz and Warhawk led off the match with a bang. A diving lariat laid a 2-count on Lane followed by a tag-in to Thesz, who had a near fall with the THESZ PRESS. Cornette threw a conniption after another THESZ PRESS as it looked like the belts were slipping away, but the resourceful champs kept it together. Eaton and Lane slowly climbed back into the match with their double-teaming. A ROCKET LAUNCHER on Warhawk led to a near-pin and a VEG-O-MATIC put it away as the champs squeaked by the world singles champions! A sweaty Cornette, grabbed the belts and jumped around like he won the lottery. . .
Candidate #3 - A wild steel cage match led to a new champion as each man bloodied the other in this dramatic slugfest. Valentine used his ATOMIC SKULLCRUSHERS and it looked like curtains for the Macho Man, but Savage used a double-ax handle from the cage to setup the FLYING ELBOW to escape the cage and capture the gold.
Finally, we cannot forget the tournament as Tully Blanchard claimed the honors. A SLINGSHOT SUPLEX brought Hennig into the ring the hard way for a 3-count. . .Race and Rogers went the distance in a close encounter, giving Blanchard the bye. . .Barry Windham shoved the referee twice in a row after one lockup with Magnum. Magnum took the win, but Barry's temper got the better of him here. The referee gave BW a warning, but the heat of the moment got him. . . Clinch continued his campaign against pro wrestlers as he bloodied the Masked Superstar and from early reports - broke one of his ribs. As a precaution against a punctured lung and apparent internal bleeding, medical officials suggested Superstar to withdraw from the tournament, giving Magnum TA a bye to the finals. . . The DQ was the order of the day as Magnum TA used a foreign object Tully had brought into the ring and gave Blanchard a controversial decision.
Am sure more will come from this card, see you soon at ringside!
Blackjack Mulligan and Barry Windham def. Bobby Heenan and Rock Riddle 2 falls to 0
King of the Ring Recap report
Dark Match Buddy Rogers squeezed by Harley Race with 30 seconds left
(Intermission before 2nd taped episode)
Episode 2 The Valiants defeated Bill White and Ron Hutchinson 2 falls to 0
Jim Duggan beat Ivan Koloff, DQ
Cruiserweight Elimination for title shot against Warhawk Skullgore beat Tim Donst
Steve Williams pounded Johnny Kobra
NOTES: Skullgore earned a rematch against Cruiserweight Champion Warhawk using a CROSSBONES BODY BLOCK to surprise Starboy and then smothering Tim Donst in his second bout to earn the title shot . . .Steve Williams looks sharp for his upcoming North American Title Match against Randy Savage, the good doctor is on a roll! . . .Two family tag teams made impressive debuts in best-of-3 falls matches, Blackjack Mulligan and Barry Windham along with The Valiant Brothers. Each team swept the match in 2 falls but are scheduled to face each other . . .Rogers and Race locked horns again after their draw at King of Ring, this time Rogers winning just before time expired. Another rematch is signed as Race claims the win was a fluke . . . Finally, Ivan Koloff challenged Jim Duggan to a match and used his Russian Chain to choke Hacksaw. The referee missed the first infraction but the second one ended the match in Duggan's favor. Fans are wondering where this is going next?
See you at ringside as big matches are lined up in Cincinnati, Ohio and Tampa, Florida!
Post by gorillasrus on Aug 10, 2018 18:34:56 GMT -5
All-star card at Cincinnati OH:
DDP def. Tennis Pro, DQ after a Tennis Racket Smash
Clinch pounded Masked Superstar using a Ground & Pound to notch a win.
The Road Warriors (with Paul Ellering), DQ over the Hennigs as Larry roughed up the ref for not paying attention to Ellering's interference.
Ivan Koloff (sub for Bruiser Brody) over Hacksaw Duggan
Cruiserweight Champion Warhawk over Skullgore
World Tag-Team Champions Midnight Express (with Jim Cornette) def. Rock & Roll Express
NOTES: Clinch destroyed the Masked Superstar and looks sharp. For someone who despises pro wrestling he is really sticking around the sport . . .Ivan Koloff asked to sub for Bruiser Brody and gained a win over Duggan. He used a slam into the ringpost to setup a RUSSIAN SICKLE. Not exactly a clean win. .The "Battle of the Expresses" was real special as it was full of back & forth action. A Double Goozle on the ringside floor led to a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP to pin Morton. Am sure these teams will meet again.