I loved that main event tag between the Midnight Express and the Armstrongs in Dundas along with the card overall. I am also really looking forward to the MLG card especially those title matches on top.
World Heavyweight: Buddy Rogers World Tag Team: Midnight Express International: Exotic Adrian Street Junior Heavyweight: Marty Scurll Tex-Arkana TV: Juan Francisco de Coronado Ring Angels: Jazz SHIMMER: Sara Del Ray SHIMMER Tag Team: Crazy Mary Dobson & Courtney Rush Heart of SHIMMER: Jordynne Grace IWA Heavyweight: Bryan Danielson IWA Tag Team: WALTER & Timothy Thatcher IWA J-Crown: Will Ospreay
Post by bookerbill on Nov 21, 2018 14:57:37 GMT -5
November 11, 2018 – Card #6 – Cornwall Arena, Corwall, ON
Randy Rose w/Jim Cornette over Bob Armstrong by disqualification. The fans are solidly behind Armstrong who comes out swinging but is stopped with a suplex followed by a Rose Bomb for a near fall. The fight goes to the floor and back into the ring where Rose lands a power slam followed by a second Rose Bomb. Armstrong kicks out and the fans want him to get going. Rose comes off the top three times in a row and Cornette loves it. Back to the floor and Rose cracks Armstrong with Cornette’s tennis racket and the fans are livid. DDT connects for a huge near fall before Armstrong kicks out of after a third Rose Bomb. The fans cannot believe it. Rose is clearly frustrated and tosses Armstrong to the floor. Rose comes outside and Cornette tosses him his racket again but Armstrong intercepts and smashes Rose with it. Armstrong snaps and wears out Rose with the weapon leaving the referee no choice but to call for the disqualification. Armstrong goes after Cornette who quickly bails.
Brad Armstrong defeated Shawn Daivari. Great heat for Daivari before the bell and the fans keep on him as Armstrong dominates early on leading to a neck breaking clothesline in the corner. Daviari slows it down and works the arm. The pace picks up again and Armstrong counters a backdrop with a piledriver. Two-handed bulldog connects but a knee drop misses. Daivari with a charge into the corner but gets backdropped to the floor. Daivari trips up Armstrong and rams his leg into the ring post. Daivari controls for a few minutes before Armstrong battles back. Neither man can get anything going. Armstrong connects with a two-handed bulldog out of nowhere and it is enough to get the three count.
Jerry Lynn beat Petey Williams. The story early on was both men countering to perfection. Lynn finally breaks through with a tilt-a-whril backbreaker and immediately hits a cradle piledriver but cannot get the three count. Lynn follows immediately with a DDT for the finish.
Diamond Dallas Page stunned The Destroyer. Morgan Dollar calls for the bell. It is all Destroyer from the opening including forearms and a crushing backbreaker. Destroyer moves in and Page hits a defensive Diamond Cutter out of nowhere and gets the three count.
Pepperland Rockers bested Golden State Connection. Back to back assignments for Dollar. It is back and forth early on with Marty Jannetty taking on first Bobby Heenan and then Lenny Lane. Blue Meanie is in but Heenan is able get the upper hand until both men crack heads coming off the ropes. Heenan recovers first. A pin using the ropes is caught by Dollar. Lane punishes Meanie with a Boston Crab and a back elbow. Wheelbarrow facebuster is a crazy spot and gets a near fall. Heenan keeps the pressure on. A whip to the corner leads to a double clothesline sending Heenan and Meanie to the mat for the second time. This time, Meanie is up first. Jannetty hot tags in and an atomic drop sends the action to the floor. Heenan whips Jannetty into the ring post busting him open. Lane tags in with gut wrench powerbomb followed by a running bulldog for a two count. Another gut wrench powerbomb and Jannetty is able to tag out. Meanie is fired up but a moonsault misses. Lane crushes Meanie with a wheelbarrow facebuster for a second time and forces him to the floor. Meanie gets hit with a cockscrew press to the outside and just beats Dollar’s count. Heenan tags in and dominates Meanie in and out of the ring. Kneedrops and body slams. Lane is back in and charges Meanie in the corner who counters with a backdrop. Jannetty is in. Lane crawls back into the ring and Jannetty hit s a cross body block deathjump. Lane uses the tights to roll through and nearly gets the win. Tombstone piledriver crushes Jannetty. Kicks in the corner set up Memory Lane for a near fall. Heenan keeps up the attack but Jannetty counters a charge backdropping Heenan from the ring. Meanie tags in and brawls with Hennan on the floor. Pretty Boy gets the upper hand. Back in the ring, Heenan goes to the top but gets tossed to the mat for his trouble. The fans explode. Meaniesault connects for a two count. Short-arm clothesline sets up a body slam and People’s Leg Drop for a two count. Heenan gets tossed outside and when he rolls back in a Meaniesault connects for another near fall. The fans are buzzing. Jannetty connects with a superkick and a pair of shoulder tackles. All four men brawl on the floor. Back inside, a dropkick spills Heenan back to ringside and Jannetty is out after him. Jannetty continues to dominate with dropkicks and then hits an atomic drop. Jannetty mounts the corner but is tossed to the mat by Heenan. Lane tags in and takes over with back elbows and a whip into the corner. Jannetty reverses a second whip and connect with a kick. Meanie tags in and controls leading to a reverse atomic drop and a DDT that forces Lane to the floor. Lane crawls back in a Meanie hits his finisher but Dollar only counts to two before the shoulder comes up. Jannetty tags and crushes Lane with a Rocker Dropper. Dollar makes the three count while Meanie cuts off the pin save.
Masked Superstar dominated King Kong Bundy. The ring is shaking before the lock up. Superstar sends Bundy into the ropes early and both men go for a clothesline crashing into each other and spilling to the mat. Superstar is up first and hits a Superstar Clothesline for a two count. With Bundy still down, Superstar hits a very risky looking moonsault that somehow is on target and scores the three count.
“Cowboy” Scott Casey pinned Ivan Koloff. Casey works the arm early on until Koloff attacks with a double thrust and then connects with a double stomp. They struggle back and forth. Casey hits a powerslam but Kolkoff comes back with another double thrust. Koloff gets whipped into the corner but backdrops a charging Casey to the floor. Dr. Mike Lano gets caught in between the competitors on the floor and Casey shoves him into Koloff. Inside, Casey goes back to the arm again for several minutes. Koloff rebounds Casey into a back elbow and takes over again. A backdrop is countered with a piledriver. Backbreaker and Koloff takes a breather. Fans are chanting at Kolkoff and his is not pleased. Back inside, Casey maintains control and moves to a sleeper to slow his opponent. Casey goes back to working the arm and connects with a back elbow smash. Koloff gets whipped into the corner but rebounds out with a crushing clothesline. Russian Sickle connects but only gets a two count. Double stomp lands and a tombstone piledriver crushes Casey’s neck and skull. Whip into the corner and this time it is Casey who connects with a countering clothesline. Casey hits his bulldog finisher and gets the three count. The fans love it.
Dennis Condrey over Bobby Fulton by disqualification. It is back and forth early on with no clear advantage. Condrey manage to execute a take down and rubs Fulton’s face into the mat. Condrey hits a gut wrench suplex and backbreaker that both look impressive. Atomic drop gets a two count from Morgan Dollar. They go to the floor and things get out of control. Condrey grabs Cornette’s tennis racket but Fulton gains control of the weapon and smash Condrey with it. Dollar is quick to make the disqualification call. Suddenly, Tommy Rogers is out and the Fantastics double up on Condrey which brings out Randy Rose and we have a pier six brawl on our hands. Security is needed to break things up.
Redd Dogg over Blackjack Mulligan by disqualification. Mulligan catches with an early lariat that nearly knocks his head off and Dogg wisely bails to the floor. Mulligan follows but Dogg is ready and slams Mulligan through a ringside table! The fans are unglued. Dogg control in the ring including an overhead belly-to-belly suplex that shakes the ring. Mulligan counters a flying shoulder block attempt with a big boot to the face! It is back and forth from that point. Mulligan stomps and throws forearms. Back to back lariats connect at one point as does a belly to belly suplex of his own. Dogg is firing his own offensive moves as well including an STO and his own forearms. A bear hug from Dogg slows it down. Mulligan gets sent into the ropes and counters a backdrop with a piledriver. They brawl on the floor and Dr. Mike Lano has the covershot for his next issue. Mulligan sends Dogg into the corner but Dogg backdrops a charging Mulligan to the floor. Mulligan is able to regain the ring but escapes to the floor again after a second overhead belly-to-belly suplex lands. Dogg comes outside and Mulligan is ready for him smashing Dogg with what is left of the broken table. Mulligan then chokes out Dogg with a chunk of the table and the referee is forced to call for the disqualification. Bob Armstrong arrive with a chair and cracks Mulligan across the back breaking up the attack. Armstrong lays in another blow for good measure and the we a left with Armstrong standing over two broken competitors and a broken table at ringside while Dr. Mike Lano wears out his camera.
Commonwealth Champion Buddy Rogers defeated Terry Gordy by disqualification. Strict instructions from Morgan Dollar before the bell. The action is back and forth. Gordy steps up the attack with a double knee drop and lariat. Rogers catches Gordy with a back elbow but a hard punch is blocked. Rogers counters a charge into the corner with a clothesline and then mounts the top of the corner. Gordy recovers sufficiently to toss Nature Boy to the mat. Tombstone piledriver gets a one count from Dollar. Gordy pounds away. Three whips into the corner from Gordy and Rogers bails to the floor. Gordy follows and both men trade blows. Rogers grabs a chair but Gordy easily takes it away and smashes Rogers with the weapon. Morgan Dollar calls for the bell and Gordy has blown his opportunity at championship gold.
News and Views: In a press release following tonight’s action, Maple Leaf Wrestling announced the “Jingle Brawl” card on December 18th in at the London Gardens in London, Ontario. Details of the holiday event will be announced in the coming weeks . . . Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express came away with victories tonight in singles action but took a beating in the process. If the singles encounter between Bobby Fulton from the Fantastics and Dennis Condrey from the Express is any indication, the title match between the two teams in two weeks should be a barn burner . . . The feud between Blackjack Mulligan and Redd Dogg continues to get more intense with each match. However, Mulligan will turn his attention to Brad Armstrong next week challenging The Bullet to a Texas Death Match after Armstrong showed up to save Dogg after his match tonight and clobbered Mulligan with a chair. . . “Cowboy” Scott Casey scored a big win in his feud against Ivan Koloff tonight as the powerful Russian will soon find himself outnumbered when Sam Houston returns to action next week . . . The Destroyer came up short this week in his rematch against Diamond Dallas Page thanks to a Diamond Cutter out of nowhere. Destroyer has accepted a contract and will depart the territory for a tour of Japan starting next week . . . King Kong Bundy dropped another match to his former partner Masked Superstar and will also be leaving the area. He refused to speak to media after tonight’s card . . . Pepperland Rockers continue to impress and picked up another win over their arch rivals Golden State Connection.
Up next, Maple Leaf Wrestling will head to Kitchener for a show at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium featuring the following contests: • In a rematch from the October 28th Maple Leaf Gardens show, Redd Dogg will face Terry Gordy in a battle of heavy hitters • In a battle of junior heavyweights, Jerry Lynn meets Brad Armstrong. • Iron Mike DiBiase will be looking for to get his win back when he steps into the ring with Ron Hutchison. • The battle between Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express and Fantastic continues to heat up as Randy Rose battles Tommy Rogers in a special singles attraction. • Sam Houston returns from injury to seek revenge against the man who put on him on the shelf, Ivan Koloff • In a special challenge match, Blackjack Mulligan takes on Bob Armstrong in a Texas Death Match • Canadian Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz will defend his title against his persistent challenger Harley Race. This with be the third encounter between the two and likely the last opportunity for Race as the list of contenders continues to grow.
Last Edit: Nov 22, 2018 6:06:45 GMT -5 by bookerbill: wrong arena!
Post by bookerbill on Nov 24, 2018 17:25:45 GMT -5
November 18, 2018 – Card #7 – Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener, ON
Ron Hutchison stunned “Iron” Mike DIBiase. Series of punches forced Hutchison to the floor where DiBiase cracked him with a chair earning serious heat from the ringside fans. Back inside, DiBiase dominated until Hutchison managed to avoid a kick to the jaw and went to work on the arm. Moonsault landed and stunned DiBiase for a big near fall. Hutchison took DiBiase to the mat with an Olympic Roll Up and then sent him into the corner but DiBiase rebounded out with a tackle of his own sending both men to the mat. DiBiase recovers first and gains control of the action with body slams and kicks. A lengthy abdominal stretch forces Hutchison to the floor again but he managed to bounce DiBiase’s face off the ringside table much to the delight of the fans. The advantage is short lived as DiBiase regains control and attacks with a pair of body slams, kicks and a sleeper. Hutchison gives the fans something to cheer about again blocking a backdrop with a piledriver. The follow up knee drop misses and DiBiase kicks Hutchison in the jaw and crushes him with a top rope knee to back. Hutchison kicks out at two. DiBiase is fired up landing a piledriver and body slams. Kick to the jaw is avoided and Hutchison executes a suplex. Kiwi Roll but DiBiase comes back with a body slam. Hutchison with a suplex. DiBiase sends Hutchison into the ropes but telegraphs his backdrop allowing Hutchison to kick him in the teeth. DiBiase bails and trips over Dr. Mike Lano and the fans love it. Back inside, Olympic Roll Up and O’Connor Roll fail to get even a one count. Hutchison goes for a second moonsault but this one misses. DiBiase to the top but is tossed to the mat. Both men are down. Olympic Roll Up from Hutchison for a two and half count. Shediac Lobster Trap but DiBiase makes the ropes. Hutchison off the top with a deathjump cross body block for the stunning three count.
Valiant Brothers bested Pepperland Rockers. Morgan Dollar draws the assignment for this match which many are considering a potential number one contenders bout. The Valiant Brothers get under the skin of Dollar before the bell and the official looks anything but impressed. Johnny Valiant goes after Marty Jannetty’s face and eyes to gain the upper hand leading to a double clothesline with Jimmy Valiant for an early near fall. Jimmy and Johnny Valiant then combine for a super elbow to Jannetty and get the three count while Blue Meanie’s pin save attempt is cut off.
Sam Houston over Ivan Koloff by disqualification. Koloff overpowers his opponent early on and hit several leg drops and double thrusts. Another leg drop connects for a two count followed by a Russian Sickle that turns Houston inside bout. Kolkoff pulls Houston up after two earing solid heat. Even the referee is not happy. Falling face slam lands and Kolkoff overs Houston for the pin but again pulls him up at two. Tombstone piledriver has the fans asking for the referee to end it but a rope straddle misses. Houston has live with an arm drag and twist which leads to a bulldog for a huge two count. Running lariat from Houston connects and a cross body block tumbles both men to the floor. Koloff trips backwards over a crouched Dr. Mike Lano! Back side, cross body block knocks Koloff to the mat and allows Houston to come of the corner with a perfect cross body block. Houston has Koloff beat. Nikolai Volkoff hits the ring and attacks Houston. “Cowboy” Scott Casey arrives and it is mayhem. Koloff with a knee to the back and covers him for a two and half count. Volkoff and Casey brawl on the floor. Koloff grabs his chains and smashes Houston busting him open. The referee calls for the bell. Casey has a chair and clears the ring before any further damage can be done.
Diamond Dallas Page pinned Wild Bill White. White looks impressive early on but a powerslam is countered and Page goes to work including a face first piledriver for a near fall. Page works the neck including a swinging neckbreaker. White wisely takes a powder but when the action returns to the ring Page continues to control and gets the win after a cross body block deathjump (snake eyes!)
Petey Williams destroyed Shawn Daivari. Williams comes out strong with forearms and dropkicks. O Canada gets a near fall and Williams follows up with a stunning looking Canadian Destroyer to get the pin in less than two minutes.
Brad Armstrong defeated Jerry Lynn by count-out. Morgan Dollar calls for the bell and the two shake hands earning a nice ovation from ringside. Lynn controls the arm and then takes the action to the mat before a cobra clutch suplex plants Armstrong and forces him to the floor. Lynn is outside as well and Dr. Mike Lano gets shoved around and into Lynn. Back inside, Armstrong connects with a knee life and a whip into the corner. Lynn takes another whip but counters the charge with a knee. Armstrong ducks under and hits a flying tackle followed a dropkick that is on target. Lynn gets tossed to the floor. Armstrong is outside for an exchange Armstrong backdrops Lynn to the floor and then rolls back into the ring just beating Dollar’s count. Lynn cannot and is counted out of the ring.
Tommy Rogers w/Bobby Fulton beat Randy Rose w/Dennis Condrey & Jim Cornette. Rose counters an early deep arm drag and connects with a clothesline that stuns Rogers. Rose Bomb gets a two count only. Whip into the corner and Rogers backdrops Rose to the floor. It is a pier six brawl on the floor and Rose is nearly counted out. Rogers mounts the corner but is distracted by Cornette at ringside just long enough to allow Rose to knock him to the mat. DDT connects and a suplex follows. Rogers gets out of a front facelock and lands dropkicks that put Rose to the mat. Rogers then executes a cobra clutch suplex that puts Rose onto his head for the three count while Fulton and Condrey brawl on the floor.
Terry Gordy pinned Redd Dogg. Morgan Dollar is in charge of the action. Gordy counters an armbar and destroys Dogg with a lariat for a shocking near fall in the opening minute. Gordy takes it to the floor and they tear it up. Back inside, Bamm Bamm Slam near ends it. Dogg attempts to get something going but Gordy is countering everything. Three consecutive lariats and Dogg has to roll outside. Dr. Mike Lano captures the brawling on the floor. Gordy plants Dogg with a piledriver for another two count. Dogg counters a tombstone piledriver but his lariat has zero impact. Whip to the corner and Dogg backdrops Gordy to the floor. Dogg goes outside but eats the ringside table. Back in the ring, Gordy executes a power bomb and gets the win.
Blackjack Mulligan defeated Bob Armstrong in a Texas Death Match. The fans are buzzing before the bell in anticipation of the violence that is about to unfold. Mulligan uses his size to grab a grinding arm bar. Armstrong takes a break at ringside and Mulligan rolls out after him. Mulligan gets whipped into the barrier. Armstrong grabs a chair but Mulligan gets it away and cracks Armstrong with it across the back. Mulligan off the top with a forearm and then locks in a trapezius claw. Mulligan launches a chair into Armstrong. Armstrong rolls to the floor and Mulligan grabs him for what appears to be a powerbomb but Armstrong counters with a backdrop putting Mulligan through the ringside table. Ringside is chanting. Both men are down. Mulligan is up first but Armstrong posts him busting Mulligan open. Mulligan goes hard into the ringside rails. They brawl into the fans and back to ringside. Mulligan goes again into the ring post. Armstrong goes for a piledriver at ringside but Mulligan backdrops The Bullet and now two tables are smashed! The fans are roaring. Mulligan slows it with a trapezius claw and Armstrong comes back with a knee lift. Armstrong picks up the pace and Mulligan eats a pair of back elbows but crushes Armstrong with a lariat. Armstrong escapes a Blackjack Claw. Mulligan grabs a ladder and suplexes Armstrong onto it. With Armstrong still on the ladder, Mulligan applies his Blackjack Claw. Armstrong is out cold and the referee calls for the bell.
Canadian Heavyweight Title – Lou Thesz [ch] bested Harley Race. Morgan Dollar calls for the bell and the main event is underway. A rolling short arm scissors forces Race to the floor almost immediately and earns Race some heat. Thesz comes outside and cracks Race across the back with chunk of the broken table. The fans are shocked but Dollar lets it go. Back inside, Thesz connects with a GRECO-ROMAN BACKDROP and gets the three count (Snake Eyes!). The fans are stunned and Race is not pleased getting in to the face of Dollar. Race then attacks Thesz who fires back with forearms. The two brawl until the locker rooms empty for a pull apart to end the night.
News and Views: A bit of shocking turn of events in the main event with Canadian Champion Lou Thesz taking things to the extreme in his bout against Harley Race and coming away with the controversial victory. The two ended up in a pull part after the match so things are obviously not finished between these two. Promotors will quick to react and have booked Race and Thesz in a steel cage match on December 9th at Oshawa Civic Auditorium with the Title on the line . . . Sam Houston made an emotional return to action and picked up a big victory over Ivan Koloff in a match that also involved “Cowboy” Scott Casey & the debuting Nikolai Volkoff. This battle is just getting started between these two sides . . . Ron Hutchison scored what might be the biggest win of his career with a second consecutive victory of “Iron” Mike DiBiase. What an upset! . . . Brad Armstrong and Blackjack Mulligan nearly killed each other tonight in a match that will set the standard for violence for some time to come . . . Tommy Rogers picked up an important victory over one half of the Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Randy Rose as the Fantastics prepare for their title opportunity next week . . .
Up next, we head to Niagara Region for a card at the Crowland Arena in Welland, Ontario featuring the following bouts: • Nikolai Volkoff makes his official in ring debut when he steps into the ring with “Cowboy” Scott Casey • The feud between Pepperland Rockers and Golden State Connection will continue in Welland with the two sides clashing in tag team action. • In a special non-title encounter, Commonwealth Champion Buddy Rogers will be in action against one of his top contenders, Masked Superstar. • “Iron” Mike DiBiase will be looking to back on track after some definitive loses but will be in tough when he battles the red hot Jerry Lynn in junior heavyweight action. • The Valiant Brothers are making lots of noise about being top contenders to the Canadian Open Tag Team Titles and will be looking to drive the point home with a victory over Bob & Brad Armstrong. • In a battle of top contenders, Diamond Dallas Page will step into the ring with Terry Gordy • Sam Houston will be back in action against Ivan Koloff in a rematch from their wild encounter tonight. • In the main event, The Original Midnight Express will put the Canadian Open Tag Team Titles on the line against the Fantastics. The two sides have locked in a feud in both singles and tag team encounters for several weeks which should make this an intense tag team encounter.
Last Edit: Nov 25, 2018 11:56:25 GMT -5 by bookerbill
November 25, 2018 – Card #8 – Crowland Arena, Welland, ON
Shawn Daivari bested Ron Hutchison. Daivari has plenty of heat but gains the immediate advantage after the bell with his speed. A pair of running lariats connect and later a neckbreaker gets a two count. Daivari continues to dominate outside the ring and the uses a back elbow smash to set up WMD for the three count. Hutchison has no offense the entire match and fans give it to Daivari as he leaves the ring.
Petey Williams over Wild Bill White. White presses the attack with his power advantage from the outset. Williams has no answer as White continues to dominate including a pair of power slams and a Russian Leg Sweep. Williams is rebounded into a clothesline and White keeps the pressure on with a hammer to the neck and knee lifts. White earns some heat with an arm bar and hair pull but Williams stuns him with a running lariat out of nowhere. Both men end up down on the mat. Williams grabs a leg and moves into a sharpshooter. White hangs on but Williams sets up and hits a Canadian Destroyer for the comeback win.
Golden State Connects downed Pepperland Rockers. Morgan Dollar has strict instructions for both teams. Blue Meanie’s offense is offset by Lenny Lane’s speed and this leads to a running bulldog and a Memory Lane for a two count. Bobby Heeanan keeps the pressure on but Marty Jannetty is able to get into the action. Heenan forces the match to the floor and Jannetty gets tangled up in Dr. Mike Lano allowing Heenan to take advantage. The go to the opposite side of ringside and Jannetty reverses a whip and Heenan goes into the ring post. Meanie is in with a Meaniesault. Heenan is out of the cover. Meanie comes off the top with another Meaniesault. Lane is in but blocked. Heenan kicks out again. Jannetty is in with an atomic drop and running knee lift. Heenan with a countering clothesline sending both men to the mat. Jannetty mounts the corner but Heenan tosses him to the mat. Lane tags in and locks in a Boston Crab. Tombstone piledriver sends Jannetty to the floor. Jannetty eats the ringside table. Gut wrench powerbomb and running bulldog crushes Jannetty who rolls to the floor. Back inside and Heenan comes off the top with a deathjump crossbody for the three count in shocking fashion (Snake Eyes!). The action carries on beyond the bell with Heenan and Lane laying the beating to the Pepperland Rockers. Jannetty needs to be assisted to the back by Meanie after the bell.
Jerry Lynn pinned “Iron” Mike DiBiase. There is a great pace to this one from the outset. Lynn breaks through with a back elbow and then hits a cobra clutch suplex sending DiBiase outside. Lynn dives onto DiBiase outside and DiBiase is nearly counted out. Tombstone from Lynn is blocked and DiBiase scores a near fall after a series of punches. DiBiase control but Lynn battles back countering a deathjump with a superplex. DDT lands for a near fall. Lynn is fired up and goes on a run. A tombstone piledriver and a corba clutch suplex gets the win.
Diamond Dallas Page battled to a double disqualification with Terry Gordy. Page is able to duck under a clothesline and counters a backdrop with a piledriver. Deathjump smash lands. Second one is countered and Page is tossed to the mat. Gordy tosses Page to the floor and follows him outside. Both men trade blows on the floor and ignore the referee. The official calls for the bell and throws out the match but neither man appears to care as they fight back to the dressing room.
Nikolai Volkoff w/Ivan Koloff bested “Cowboy” Scott Casey w/Sam Houston. Volkoff sings and the fans are anything but impressed. The jeers turn to cheers when Morgan Dollar sends Houston and Koloff to the back. Casey and Volkoff are both missing moves. Casey hits a power slam for a two count. Volkoff drags Casey to the floor and runs him into the post back first drawing great heat. Volkoff pounds away. Deathjump smash lands and leads to a near fall. Volkoff executes a backbreaker drop and gets the three count.
Commonwealth Champion Buddy Rogers battled to a double count-out with Masked Superstar in a non-title match. Superstar powers Rogers into the ropes but Nature Boy ducks under a clothesline and rebounds off the opposite side and executes an inside cradle for a near fall. It is back and forth. Superstar counters a hard punch and again sends Rogers into the ropes but Rogers counters a backdrop with a small package for a two count. Rogers is in control but Superstar catches him and attempts a throat drop on ropes but Rogers drops back and catches Superstar with a hard punch. Jumping knee smash lands. Rogers to the top but Superstar tosses Rogers to the mat. Superstar controls including a Superstar Clothesline. Rogers battles back with his own punches. Superstar is sent into the ropes and ducks under twice and counters a clothesline with one of his own. Both men are on the mat. Rogers mounts the corner but Superstar tosses him to the mat. Deathjump smash from Superstar connects but a kick to the leg is countered. Jumping knee smashes from Rogers to the knee of Superstar. Figure Four Grapevine but Superstar makes the ropes. Rogers with a pair of piledrivers and a kick in the corner. Dropkicks connect. Whips to the corner are traded and reversed leading to a sleeper from Superstar. Rogers sends Superstar into the corner but Superstar gets the knees up. Rogers back with a dropkicks. Deathjump smash lands. Superstar back up and lands double thrust. Superstar rebounds Rogers into the ropes and Nature Boy counters with a roll up. Rogers tosses Superstar. Back inside, Rogers attempts a pin using the ropes but the referee is wise. They go back to the floor and both men tear it up. The referee is counting and the action is not returning to the ring. The bell sounds as Rogers grabs his title and heads to the back with Superstar in pursuit.
Brad & Bob Armstrong defeated Valiant Brothers. Morgan Dollar signals for the bell and we are underway. Jimmy Valiant counters with Brad Armstrong. They go to the floor for a brief exchange. Back inside, Valiant connects with a fist drop. Johnny Valiant tags in and hits a spinning neckbreaker for a one count only. A second one brings the Bullet in for the save. Brad Armstrong blocks a boot scrape and Bob Armstrong steps into action with punches. Armstrong chops and stomps away. More chops and vertical suplex has Valiant reeling. Running stomp connects but Valiant is able to roll to his corner for the tag. Bob Armstrong and “Handsome” Jimmy trade moves. Brad Armstrong is in but a fireman’s carry attempt does not work. Double buckle whip. Armstrong gets rebounded in a backdrop but counters with a piledriver. Armstrong whips Valiant into the corner but Valiant reverses sending Armstrong into the corner. Armstrong bounces out with a clothesline and Jimmy Valiant rolls to the floor. Armstrong follows and Valiant shoves Dr. Mike Lano into him. “Luscious” Johnny is in with a face slam to the mat. Elbow drop misses and “Bullet” Bob tags in. Valiant makes the change as well. Double buckle whip sets up a first drop and another double buckle whip for a one count. Valiant to the top but Armstrong catches him and tosses him to the mat. Brad Armstrong with a running lariat but Valiant is knocked close enough to his corner for the tag. Johnny Valiant connects with a cobra clutch suplex for a two count. Valiant comes off the top twice with impacts to Armstrong. “Bullet” gets the hot tag and lights up Johnny Valiant with karate chops. Armstrong hits a Georgia Jawjacker and gets the pin. After the bell, The Valiant Brothers jump the Armstrongs. Brad Armstrong is knocked to the floor and the Valiant double up with stomps to Bob Armstrong then then hit a Super Elbow leaving Armstrong in a heap in the ring but the time Brad Armstrong can recover and make the save with the help of a chair. Bob Armstrong is assisted to the back by his son and looks to be in rough shape.
Ivan Koloff w/Nikolai Volkoff crushed Sam Houston w/”Cowboy” Scott Casey. Houston uses his speed to avoid Kolkoff’s early attack but eventually gets caught with a rope straddle and falling face slam. Houston avoids an elbow smash and moves to a standing toehold and running lariat. Dropkick connect to the chin of the big Russian and Houston follows with a cobra clutch suplex. The action goes to the floor and everyone is throwing punches. Back inside, Koloff hits a falling face slam for a near fall followed by a second one. Houston is in trouble and Koloff lands his Russian Sickle as the finishing blow.
Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express w/Jim Cornette retained against The Fantastics. Morgan Dollar is handling the main event. A snap suplex gives Randy Rose the early advantage over Tommy Rogers and the following jumping knee drop gets the first pin attempt. DDT connects and Rogers cannot make a tag. Slingshot Splash from the Express. Bobby Fulton is in but is cut off while Dennis Condrey hooks the leg for the stunning squash victory.
News and Views: As much as fans were disappointed with the main event they were certainly treated to some intense action up and down the card tonight . . . How about the performance of the Masked Superstar who proved to the everyone watching that he was deserving of an opportunity for the Commonwealth Title but pushing the current title holder Buddy Rogers to the limit in a non-title match . . . How about the post match attack by the Valiant Brothers on Bob Armstrong after their loss to the father and son tandem? Was the start of something between the two sides or just part of a larger statement by the Valiant Brothers regarding their position in the tag team ranks? . . . Speaking of post match action, how about the attack on Marty Jannetty by the Golden State Connection? How much longer before this feud really explodes? . . . Speaking of post match action, what about the brawl between Diamond Dallas Page and Terry Gordy. There is obviously some unfinished business between these two competitors . . . A man looking to finish his business is Ivan Koloff who picked up a dominating victory over Sam Houston tonight.
Up next, Maple Leaf Wrestling makes its return to Hamilton for a show at the Convention Centre featuring the following matches: • Petey Williams battles Jerry Lynn in what promises to be a high energy encounter • Ivan Koloff & Nikolai Volkoff will team up for the first time officially in Maple Leaf Wrestling and will battled the team of Sam Houston & “Cowboy” Scott Casey • In a battle of junior heavyweights, Lenny Lane takes a break from tag team action to challenge Brad Armstrong • One half of the Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express will be action as Dennis Condrey tests his skills against one half of the Fantastics tag team Bobby Fulton • Masked Superstar looks to continue his impressive run in recent weeks when he steps into the ring with Terry Gordy who is also looking to get back into title contention. • Buddy Rogers will be in action defending his Commonwealth Title against top contender and fan favourite Diamond Dallas Page in a clash of Garden State natives. • The feud between Golden State Connection and Pepperland Rockers carries on in singles action when “Pretty Boy” Bobby Heenan clashes with Blue Meanie. • Canadian Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz makes a special tag team appearance in the main event when he joins forces with Redd Dogg to battle Thesz’s number one contender Harley Race and Dogg’s current arch rival Blackjack Mulligan.
With the Jingle Brawl event just a few weeks away on December 23rd, officials have made the first match announcement and it concerns the Commonwealth Title Match. Many were surprized when Diamond Dallas Page was granted a title shot over Masked Superstar against current Commonwealth Champion Buddy Rogers after Superstar battled the Nature Boy to a double count-out in Welland. However, that situation has been address and Masked Superstar will have his opportunity to at the Commonwealth Championship on December 23 at the London Gardens. The question is, who will be champion come Jingle Brawl? Buddy Rogers or Diamond Dallas Page?
COMMONWEALTH TITLE MATCH – FEATURED MATCH Buddy Rogers [ch] v. Masked Superstar
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November 2018 Rankings
Canadian Heavyweight Champion: Lou Thesz (CDN) Commonwealth Champion: Buddy Rogers (CW) 1. Diamond Dallas Page (3) 2. Jerry Lynn (7) 3. Terry Gordy (2) 4. Blackjack Mulligan (5) 5. Masked Superstar (6) 6. Ivan Koloff (10) 7. Petey Williams (-) 8. Harley Race (1) 9. Scott Casey (-) 10. Redd Dogg (-)
Canadian Open Tag Team Champions: Original Midnight Express (COTT) 1. Fantastics (1) 2. Brad & Bob Armstrong (2) 3. Pepperland Rockers (3) 4. Valiant Brothers (4) 5. Golden State Connection (-)
Despite still being the only wrestler to have received a shot at the Canadian Heavyweight Title currently held by Lou Thesz, Harley Race takes a significant tumble in the rankings largely due both is inability to unseat Thesz and his inactivity in general (Race has been taking booking in his native St. Louis in addition to his Maple Leaf Wrestling appearances). He will have to make this next title opportunity count if he wants to stick around the top ten. Diamond Dallas Page take the top spot this month after impressive series of matches including a recent double disqualification against fellow top contender Terry Gordy. Jerry Lynn has also looked impressive in recent outing but it remains to be seen how he will do against competition outside of the junior heavyweight weight class. Ivan Koloff is up four spots but looks like he may be spending some time tagging up with Nikolai Volkoff in the coming weeks. In the tag team division, it is status quo with none of the top teams changing spots.
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December 2, 2018 – Card #9 – Convention Centre, Hamilton, ON
Ron Hutchison defeated Lou Albano. Making his debut, Albano earns some heat by spitting at Hutchison but this fires up Hutchison which allows him to get the quick upper hand. They go to the floor for a brawl and Albano takes over. Albano with a whip into the corner and clothesline. Back to the floor and Hutchison bounces Albano’s face off the ringside table. Hutchison gets a two count from an O’Connor Roll before nearly ending it with a Shediac Lobster Trap. Hutchison maintains control for several minutes before Albano counters a charge into the corner with a clothesline sending both men to the mat. Hutchison stumbles into a Sicilian Slam for a big near fall. Albano lands knee drops and then cracks Hutchison with a chair outside the ring earning more heat. Albano is all over Hutchison and the fans are getting behind the Toronto native. Albano goes for a front facelock takedown but Hutchison counters with a Kiwi Roll for a 2 ¾ count that pops the fans. Hutchison is on top working the arm and keeping the action grounded. Deathjump smash lands. Hutchison goes back to the arm but Albano counters with a front facelock takedown that works this time before transitioning to a Sicilian Slam for a two count. Albano is frustrated and his delay allows Hutchison to counter a head to the turnbuckles. Hutchison with a Kiwi Roll and then Olympic Roll up for two. Another Olympic Roll Up and the referee makes the three count.
Tommy Rogers dominated Wild Bill White. Although Rogers controls the early action, it is a wishbone stomp that wakes up the fans. Dropkicks sends White to the mat for a near fall before Rogers plants White with Tomikaze for the three count.
Jerry Lynn crushed Petey Williams. The early story in this one is Lynn dominating the action from the opening bell. Back to back springboard dropkicks land as does a pair of tilt-a-whirl headscissors. A cobra clutch suplex nearly kills Williams. Another springboard dropkick sets up a cradle piledriver and Lynn has an impressive victory.
Bobby Fulton w/Tommy Rogers bested Dennis Condrey w/Randy Rose & Jim Cornette by disqualification. Cornette is giving Morgan Dollar his referee 101 course and the official is not pleased. Condrey gains the early advantage with punches and a gut wrench suplex. A choke on the ropes leads to a face first leg sweep that earns a two count. Condrey crushes Fulton with a tombstone piledriver but Fulton gets his knees up to block a charge in the corner. He cannot get anything going and Condrey regains the control choking Fulton on the ropes. Fulton catches Condrey with a running knee lift and a right hand punch. They go to the floor and Fulton grabs the tennis racket from Cornette and cracks Condrey with it while Rogers and Rose brawl as well. Back inside, Condrey catches Fulton on the top and tosses him to the mat. A face first leg sweep only gets two. Backbreaker and they go back to the floor. It is chaos and Dr. Mike Lano gets tangled up in the action and become a human foreign object. Fulton has the upper hand. Cross body block downs Condrey and a right hand punch sends him to the floor. More brawling on the floor and Rose joins Condrey for a double team on Fulton which the referee will not stand for and calls for the disqualification. It is a wild brawl after the match with the Fantastics eventually cleaning house.
Blue Meanie w/Marty Jannetty beat “Pretty Boy” Bobby Heenan w/Lenny Lane. The fans are solidly behind Meanie but Heenan uses some questionable tactics to get the upper hand. Meanie storms back with a series of hip tosses, a body slam and bulldog. Heenan is able to counter another hip toss and rebounds Meanie with a back drop. Heenan comes off the top but Meanie rolls clear leading to a big near fall. Meaniesault is on target but Lenny Lane distracts the referee and is ordered to the back. Another Meaniesault but “Pretty Boy” kicks out. Peoples Leg Drop pops the fans. Heenan counters a charge into the corner with a clothesline sending both men to the mat. Short-arm clothesline from Meanie sets up a body slam for another near fall. Both men reverse whips into the corner leading to a crushing clothesline from Meanie. Heenan is nearly out on his feet. Meanie with deathjump elbow to the head and then connects with another Meaniesault for the win.
Brad Armstrong downed Lenny Lane. Morgan Dollar calls for the bell. The countering stalemate is broken by a sleeper from Armstrong followed by a running lariat that sends Lane to the floor. Lane crawls back into the ring and Armstrong is ready with a Russian Leg Sweep for the three count.
Sam Houston & “Cowboy” Scott Casey over Nikolai Volkoff & Ivan Koloff. Casey blocks an early backdrop attempt by Koloff with a piledriver which thrills the fans who were already chanting against the Russians. Casey then hits a bulldog and Morgan Dollar drops for the three count. The fans cannot believe it. Koloff and Volkoff are not pleased with Dollar claiming a fast count but the decision stands.
Terry Gordy bested Masked Superstar. Gordy is laying in the punches but Superstar counters back with a sleeper and a double thrust. A series of snap mares leads to a whip to the corner and kick. Superstar goes back to a sleeper again getting his larger opponent to the mat. Gordy slips to the floor but Superstar maintains the sleeper until Gordy backs Superstar into the ring post. Gordy cannot maintain the advantage and Superstar hits double thrusts and forearms. Gordy gets sent into the ropes but Superstar telegraphs a backdrop allowing Gordy to counter with piledriver. Bamm Bamm Slam gets a two count. Gordy then digs in with an Oriental Spike and Superstar has no where to go and submits.
Commonwealth Champion Buddy Rogers defeated Diamond Dallas Page. Rogers is all over Morgan Dollar before the bell and the official seems shaken up from the verbal assault. Rogers controls from the outset. Jumping knee smash connects but Page nails a Diamond Cutter out of nowhere from the defensive position for a two and half count. Ringside is buzzing again as Page continues to press his attack. Rogers survives a Diamond Dream before coming back with hard punches. Rogers dropkicks find their mark and down Page for a one count. Rogers begins to settle in and go to work. Page is rebounded into a back elbow. Dropkicks again down Page allowing Rogers to grab a leg an apply his finisher. Page escapes the figure four grapevine but grabbing the ropes. Dollar won’t allow a pin using the ropes and Page gets sent across the ring and on the rebound catches Rogers with an inside cradle to nearly claim the title. Page with a deathjump smash to the top of the head following by a second Diamond Cutter for a two count. Page works the neck with a face first piledriver and swinging neckbreaker. Rogers with a slap and strut the draws great heat. Page works the arm but Rogers gets out and lands a jumping knee smash to the knee of Page. Rogers goes to the top but gets tossed to the mat much to the pleasure of ringside. The go to the floor and Rogers wins the exchange with a chop block that is captured by Dr. Mike Lano. Back inside, Page can barely stand and Rogers attacks the leg with a figure four grapevine. Page struggles but falls just short of reaching the ropes and Rogers retains when Page blacks out.
Harley Race & Blackjack Mulligan over Canadian Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz & Redd Dogg. Morgan Dollar draws back to back assignments. Race gets the advantage on Dogg early on including a kick in the corner after a turnbuckle whip. Mulligan is in and nails a lariat. Blatant choke earns a warning from Dollar. Thesz is able to tag in and immediately gets Mulligan down to the mat. The go back to a vertical base and Mulligan is sent into the buckle but bounces out with a clothesline that crushes the Canadian Champion. Mulligan hits a belly to belly suplex on Thesz before giving away to Race but Thesz counters and tags. Race gets control and hits a back suplex and falling knee drop that forces Dogg outside. Back in the ring, it is all Race including another falling knee drop and a neck breaking clothesline in the corner. Backbreaker from Race allows Mulligan to come off the top with a deathjump clubbing forearm. Mulligan then applies a Blackjack Claw to Dogg and gets the win.
News and Views: What a night of wrestling featuring multiple champions in action. Heartbreak for Diamond Dallas Page who came up just short in his effort to capture the Commonwealth Championship from Buddy Rogers. The Nature Boy can now look down the road to the Jingle Brawl later this month for his next title defense against Masked Superstar . . . Speaking of Masked Superstar, he dropped his match tonight against Terry Gordy causing many to question who should actually be in the Commonwealth Title Match at the Jingle Brawl . . . Huge win tonight for Sam Houston & “Cowboy” Scott Casey over the debuting tandem of Ivan Koloff & Nikolai Volkoff. Tensions between the two teams continues to grow . . . Speaking of tension between teams, the bad blood between current Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express and The Fantastics was once again on full display tonight. Something will have to give between these two side eventually . . . Harley Race and Blackjack Mulligan made an impressive team in the main event although the fans were not treated to a Race v. Thesz showdown at any point in the contest. Dogg takes the pin and will be looking to get back at Mulligan when the two clash in a Texas Death Match as part of the upcoming Jingle Brawl card.
Up next, we head to Oshawa Civic Auditorium where the community can use a break from the news of the recent auto plant closure. The fallowing contests have been signed: • In an undercard battle, Wild Bill White faces off with Ron Hutchison • Sam Houston will be in singles action against Nikolai Vokoff • In a Texas Tornado Match, Golden State Connection meets their arch rivals Pepperland Rockes in a bout where all four men will in the ring at the same time! • Jerry Lynn looks to solidify his position in the rankings when he takes on Masked Superstar • Brad and Bob Armstrong will be looking for some payback for the attack on the Bullet a couple of weeks ago when the battle Jimmy & Johnny Valiant • Blackjack Mullgan joins forces with Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express to face The Fantastics and their partner Redd Dogg in a six man tag team war. • Ivan Koloff will seek revenge for his loss tonight when he meets “Cowboy” Scott Casey one on one • In the main event, Harley Race will another, and likely his final, opportunity to capture the Canadian Heavyweight Title when he faces champion Lou Thesz in a steel cage match
Maple Leaf Wrestlng – The Jingle Brawl Sunday, December 23, 2018 Doors at 7:00 pm Bell Time: 8:00 pm London Gardens, London Ontario
COMMONWEALTH CHAMPIONSHIP – FEATURED MATCH Buddy Rogers [ch] v. Masked Superstar
TEXAS DEATH MATCH – FEATURED MATCH Blackjack Mulligan v. Redd Dogg
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