News and Views Update: Steel Cage Match Announced! The feud between Pepperland Rockers team of Marty Jannetty & Blue Meanie and the Golden State Connection tandem of “Pretty Boy” Bobby Heenan & Lenny Lane started back in October and will come to a violent conclusion at the Jingle Brawl in London on December 23rd when the two sides are locked inside a steel cage! Jannetty has been involved in his share of famous cage matches through his career and Meanie got his break in a company known for its extreme ways so perhaps they will hold the advantage heading to what promises to the main event of the night. However, Heenan has shred his share of crimson over the years so perhaps he may be able to lead his team to victory.
Maple Leaf Wrestlng – The Jingle Brawl Sunday, December 23, 2018 Doors at 7:00 pm Bell Time: 8:00 pm London Gardens, London Ontario
STEEL CAGE SHOWDOWN – MAIN EVENT Pepperland Rockers v. Golden State Connection
COMMONWEALTH CHAMPIONSHIP – FEATURED MATCH Buddy Rogers [ch] v. Masked Superstar
TEXAS DEATH MATCH – FEATURED MATCH Blackjack Mulligan v. Redd Dogg
December 9, 2018 – Card #10 – Oshawa Civic Auditorium, Oshawa, ON
Lou Albano stunned Terry Gordy. Albano found some early success countering Gordy’s size with an attack to the eyes. They go outside and Albano eats the ringside table. Back in the ring, Gordy grinds away with an STF and later plants Albano with a back suplex. Albano takes a powder but Gordy is on the hunt. Albano manages to reverses and whips Gordy into the post. Gordy is split wide open and Albano takes advantage coming off the top with a forearm smash that is enough to put Gordy down for the shocking three count (snake eyes!)
Wild Bill White dominated Ron Hutchison. It is all White early on as he overpowers Hutchison leading to a near fall after a shoulder breaker. Hutchison is in trouble and White knows it connecting with a tombstone piledriver for the one-sided victory.
Brad & Bob Armstrong defeated Valiant Brothers. Morgan Dollar is charge of the action for the third match of the night and gets an ear full from the Valiant Brothers before the bell. Dollar appears a bit off after the verbal attack. Bob Armstrong and Jimmy Valiant almost immediately go to the floor and Valiant uses a chair to bust open Armstrong in two separate attacks. Brad Armstrong is not pleased with the officiating. Bullet is a bloody mess but manages to counter Johnny Valiant’s belly to belly attempt and gets the much needed tag. Brad Armstrong is on fire and connects with a two handed bulldog for a near fall. Armstrong moves to a sleeper hold to wear down his opponent before stepping things up with elbows, knees and three consecutive dropkicks that get a two count. Handsome Jimmy makes the defensive tag and takes out Armstrong with a body slam and atomic drop for a two count. Jimmy Valiant is relentless including back to back running lariats. The Valiant Brothers combine for a double buckle whip which nearly ends it. Valiant connects with a deathjump smash. Luscious Johnny tags in and hits a spinning neckbreaker for a two count. Valiant continues to work over Armstrong but a choke with a boot is blocked and Bullet hot tags back into the match. Jimmy Valiant tags in as well and whips Armstrong into the corner but Bob Armstrong rebounds out with a clothesline. Armstrong connects with a Georgia Jawjacker and covers Jimmy Valiant to complete the comeback.
Nikolai Volkoff w/Ivan Koloff over Sam Houston w/”Cowboy” Scott Casey. Volkoff overpowers the popular Houston early on leading to a big running stomp for a two count. The go to the floor and Dr. Mike Lano gets tosses around. The action involves all four men and Volkoff gets the upper hand as the action heads back into the ring. Volkoff lifts Houston into a backbreaker drop and gets the pin.
Blackjack Mulligan and Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express beat Redd Dogg and The Fantastics. We get Mulligan and Dogg from the outside and Dogg shakes the ring with spinebuster. The action heads outside and it is mayhem. Mulligan gets the advantage and rams Dogg back first into the post. Morgan Dollar lets the action carry on. Dennis Condrey keeps the pressure on but Dogg is able to find a counter and tags in Bobby Fulton. Fulton is countered and Randy Rose takes over the match with a snap suplex. Rose punishes leading to a jumping knee drop. Rose Bomb is on target for a two count. Double Clothesline from the Express brings in Rogers for the pin save. The Express stay focused and combine for a Rocket Launcher on Fulton but once again Rogers breaks up the pin. Rose with a power slam followed by a Rose Bomb and covers but Fulton gets his shoulder up at the last possible second. The Express then connect with a double goozle for the three count.
Diamond Dallas Page crushed Shawn Daivari. Daivari had plenty of heat before the bell and Page thrilled the fans with his early attack including a arm twist and shoulder rams and a face first piledriver that lead to a two count. Daivari was able to counter and the action become slightly more back and forth but it was clear that Page had the better weapons tonight connecting with a discuss clothesline that turned Daivari inside out and was enough to give Page the win.
Ivan Koloff won a bloody battle over “Cowboy” Scott Casey. Morgan Dollar sends Volkoff and Houston to the back and we are going to have one on one action. The match is back and forth with Casey focusing his attack on the Russian’s arm while Koloff unleashed a power attack. Koloff goes on a run including a leg drop, falling face slam and tombstone piledriver. Casey battle back with a power slam but Koloff manages to smash Casey with his chains drawing great heat. The go to the floor and a bloody Casey manages to smash Koloff’s face into the ringside table. The fans are fired up and Casey presses his attack. Back to back powerslams force Koloff to the floor. Casey moves to a sleeper and then back to the arm. Koloff muscles Casey into the ropes and on the rebound Casey small packages Koloff for a 2 ¾ count. The fans thought it was over. Koloff gets whipped into the corner and they crack heads on the rebound. Koloff is up first with a Russian backbreaker. Casey is whipped into the corner but he reverses and catches Koloff with a clothesline. The go to the floor and Casey grabs the chains and uses them on Koloff. The fans are roaring and the blood is flowing. Both men are tired and miss moves. Koloff gets sent into the corner and Casey charges but Kolkoff steps clear sending Casey hard into the corner. Koloff covers him for two. Koloff with a leg drop and hammering blows. Koloff whips Casey into the corner and follows him in with a clothesline but Casey counters with one of his own sending both men to the mat. Koloff is up first and executes a tombstone piledriver. Casey escapes to the floor where Koloff chokes him out with his chains. Russian Backbreaker leads to another tombstone piledriver. Koloff unleashes thrusts, stomps, hammers and smashes on Casey. Casey gets sent into the ropes and manages to counter Koloff’s clothesline with one of his own and again both men are down. Casey stumbles to his feet and into a Russian Sickle giving Koloff the win.
Golden State Connection over Pepperland Rockers in a Texas Tornado Match. It was mayhem from the outset with Marty Jannetty and Lenny Lane battling in the ring and while Bobby Heenan and Blue Meanie took things to the floor. Heenan used a chair shot to the skull to bust open Meanie and Golden State focused their attack on Meanie going forward. Lane connected with Memory Lane but could only get a two count. Heenan then attacked while Lane went back after Jannetty on eh floor. Jannetty and Lane battled into the fans while in the ring, Heenan cracked an already bloody Meanie with a foreign object and covered him for the decisive victory.
Jerry Lynn stunned Masked Superstar. Lynn works the arm early on and then sends Superstar into the corner but his charge is countered with a clothesline that sends both men to the mat. The battle onto the corner and Lynn kicks Superstar to the mat. Lynn then manages to plant Superstar with a cradle piledriver for a near fall. Lynn connects off the top with a forearm and then executes a sunset flip powerbomb that shocks everyone but only gets a two count. Another cradle piledriver but Superstar lifts his shoulder at the last second. Lynn is clearly frustrated and mounts the corner but is tossed to the mat. Lynn gets tossed to the floor and Superstar comes out after him. Dr. Mike Lano is caught up in the action and Lynn gains the upper hand. DDT nearly ends it. It is all Lynn including another DDT and a slingshot dive. Superstar powers out of a cobra clutch suplex attempt and finally goes to work with thrust, forearms, punches and a sleeper. A flying cross chop downs Lynn and Superstar then applies a Cobra Hold but Lynn makes the ropes. Swinging neckbreaker scores a two count. Superstar lands a club to the neck off the top and then plants Lynn with second swinging neckbreaker for another near fall. Superstar clothesline crushes Lynn and sleeper slows the action down. Lynn counters back and now the action starts to go back and forth with both wrestling countering each other moves. The fans are buzzing. Lynn breaks out of a sleeper and nails a Cobra Clutch Suplex. Both men are down. Lynn recovered first and hits another cradle piledriver and gets the huge win.
Thesz gets control after the opening exchanges. Race manages to whip Thesz into the corner but the Champion counters the charge with a backdrop that sends Race into the cage wall. Greco-Roman Backdrop gets a near fall from Morgan Dollar. A bloodied Race battles back with three belly to belly suplexes and a back suplex. Thesz gets whipped into the corner and Race charges in but Thesz moves out of the corner just in in time. Race crashes into the corner and rolled up for a two count. Race is stunned and Thesz plants him with a Greco-Roman Backdrop and retains the title in convincing fashion.
News and Views: Big win tonight for Canadian Champion Lou Thesz finally putting the challenge of Harley Race behind him. Fans are now asking who will be next in line for a shot at the territory’s top prize. . . Golden State Connection appears to hold the advantage over Pepperland Rockers heading into their steel cage showdown at The Jingle Brawl . . . The Armstrongs took a beating tonight but came out of the other side the victors after their showdown with the Valiant Brothers. Both teams will be part of a huge eight-man tag team battle at The Jingle Brawl as the Armstrongs join forces with the Fantastics to face the Valiant Brothers and Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express . . . Speaking the Canadian Open Tag Team Champions, their double teaming was on point tonight and they continue to look impressive . . . The night kicked off with a huge upset that sent shockwaves through the dressing room. Terry Gordy was not pleased afterwards as he was stitched up but gave Lou Albano his due promising that they will cross paths again in the near future . . . Masked Superstar dropped yet another decision heading into his Commonwealth Title Match at The Jingle Brawl which his causing headaches for the championship committee as now both Terry Gordy and Jerry Lynn feel they are deserving of that title shot . . . The feud between the side of Ivan Koloff & Nikolai Volkoff and the team of Sam Houston & “Cowboy” Scott Casey continued to heat up and become more violent each encounter . . .
Up next, Maple Leaf Wrestling head back to the Maple Leaf Gardens for a huge card featuring the following encounters • One of the top feuds in the territory will be showcased as the team of Ivan Koloff & Nikolai Volkoff look to get their win back against the popular “Cowboy” Scott Casey & Sam Houston • Diamond Dallas Page meets Terry Gordy after the two battled to a double disqualification in Welland • Top contending tag teams will clash as Fantastics meet the always dangerous Valiant Brothers. • Harley Race takes his first steps to move back up the contenders rankings when he meets Redd Dogg • In advance of the big steel cage main event at The Jingle Brawl, members of the Golden State Connection and Pepperland Rockers will meet in a pair of singles encounters • Jerry Lynn looks to keep his hot streak alive when he gets into the ring with Shawn Daivari. • Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express put their titles on the line against the Bob and Brad Armstrong as the long history between Jim Cornette and Bullet Bob Armstrong carries on
Maple Leaf Wrestlng – The Jingle Brawl Sunday, December 23, 2018 Doors at 7:00 pm Bell Time: 8:00 pm London Gardens, London Ontario
STEEL CAGE SHOWDOWN – MAIN EVENT Pepperland Rockers v. Golden State Connection
COMMONWEALTH CHAMPIONSHIP – FEATURED MATCH Buddy Rogers [ch] v. Masked Superstar
TEXAS DEATH MATCH – FEATURED MATCH Blackjack Mulligan v. Redd Dogg
EIGHT MAN TAG TEAM BATTLE Original Midnight Express & Valiant Brothers v. Bob & Brad Armstrong & Fantastics
Post by bookerbill on Dec 16, 2018 10:04:15 GMT -5
December 16, 2018 – Card #11 – Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON
Jerry Lynn over Lou Albano. Both men strain making for a lengthy lock up. Albano cranks up the heat spitting at Lynn who steps up his attack with a guillotine leg drop for a near fall. Albano is stunned and a slingshot dive puts him away.
Shawn Daivari picked up an unpopular victory over Ron Hutchison. Daivari has great heat. Hutchison control the arm early on but Daivari downs him with a running lariat. Daivari goes to work including a pair of blatant chokes that earn him no respect from ringside. Hutchison gets out of trouble with a suplex. Hutchison catches his opponent with a kick in the corner and Kiwi Roll. Daivari counters another suplex and picks up the pace. Back elbow catches the chin. Running lariat connects and Hutchison is rebounded into a dropkick. They go the floor and Daivari gets the best of Hutchison. Daivari grinds away with a chinlock and then connects with a standing dropkick and deathjump smash. Knee dive to the body is on target. Hutchison gets sent into the ropes and rebounds with a flying shoulder tackle. He kicks out the knee of Daivari and works the arm. Hutchison catches Daivari with a kick to the knee in the corner but a charge into the opposite corner is countered with a knee to the chest. Daivari goes back to the choke and then a back elbow puts Hutchison down for two. Standing dropkick sends Hutchison to the floor. Back inside, it is all Daivari who taunts the fans. Another two count follows a back elbow smash. WMD connects and gets the three count.
Ivan Koloff and Nikolai Volkoff beat Sam Houston and “Cowboy” Scott Casey by count-out. Volkoff sings to huge heat. Morgan Dollar has strict instructions for both sides before the bell. Crowd is chanting. Casey and Koloff start thing off and Koloff overpowers Casey. A forearm off the top sends the action to the floor where Koloff blasts Casey with his chains while Volkoff distracts Dollar. Casey is busted wide open and cannot meet the ten count. Volkoff and Koloff are not satisfied with a count out win and carry on their attack after the bell. Houston is tossed to the floor allowing Volkoff to crush Casey with a backbreaker drop followed by a falling face slam by Koloff. Houston grabs a chair and breaks thing up but Casey is left in a bloody heap.
Petey Williams over Wild Bill White. White was able to get the early advantage with a body slam and power slam but Williams regrouped on the fly connecting with a momentum changing drop toe hold. Williams laid in the forearms and then hit a double knee facebuster that was enough to just get the three count.
Fantastics defeated The Valiant Brothers. The Valiant Brothers are all over Morgan Dollar who looks anything but impressed. The Fantastics control with double teaming and Johnny Valiant is not impressed with Dollar’s officiating. “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant steps and charges at Bobby Fulton in the corner who counters with a clothesline. Valiant bails for a breather but Fulton is all over him. Valiant takes second powder and this time when he returns to the ring Fulton stuns him with a Fantastic Cradle for a two count. Fantastic control with more double teaming. Jimmy Valiant is able to counter and tags out. “Luscious” Johnny connects with an uppercut punch to Fulton and then mounts the corner but Fulton tosses him to the mat. Fantastics with more double teaming including a pair of double sitout hip tosses. Both sides make several defensive tags as the action begins to even out. Johnny Valiant ends up in against Fulton and whips Fulton into the corner but Fulton blocks the charge with knee to the chest. Jimmy Valiant gets a defensive tag in and takes over the action against Fulton. The Valiant Brothers showcase their own double teaming. Fulton gets sent into the ropes and on the rebound counters Jimmy Valiant’s clothesline with one of his own. Rogers is brought in with a Fantastic Flip for a big near fall. Double sitout hip toss connects and a cobra clutch suplex plants Valiant. Double backdrop from the Fanatastics lights up ringside. Fulton mounts the corner Johnny Valiant shakes the ropes and Fulton crashes to the mat. Both sides are able to make tags in the next few moments. Rogers sends Johnny Valiant to the floor with dropkicks. Back in the ring, Fantastic execute a press slam/splash to Johnny Valiant. Jimmy Valiant is cut off and Dollar makes a rather quick count to give the Fantastics the win.
Blue Meanie w/ Marty Jannetty paid the price but got the win over “Pretty Boy” Bobby Heenan w/ Lenny Lane by disqualification. Meanie has the upper hand early on and a neckbreaker forces the action to the floor. Heenan gets the best of the exchange thanks to a timely shot from behind from Lane. Back inside, Heenan pulls hair, chokes and does whatever he can to keep Meanie down. A whip to the corner is reversed and both men crack heads on the rebound. Meanie hits the People’s Leg Drop to a great pop forcing Heenan to take a powder. Meanie comes out after him and Heenan smashes Meanie with one of Dr. Mike Lano’s camera. The referee calls for the disqualification. Meanie is busted open. Lano is furious. Lane and Heenan go after Jannetty who wisely grabs a chair. Golden State Connection think better of it and return to the back.
Harley Race crushed Redd Dogg. Race has all the answers early on, countering all of Dogg’s attempted offense while punishing his opponent with suplexes, knees and elbow drops. Race continues to dominate including a belly to belly suplex followed by a falling knee drop to the head. Race then plants Dogg in the middle of the ring with a piledriver to finish off a dominating performance.
Lenny Lane w/”Pretty Boy” Bobby Heenan over Marty Jannetty w/Blue Meanie. Morgan Dollar is getting an ear full from Lane and Heenan before the bell and looks shaken up by the time be calls for the bell. Lane gets a quick start including a powerslam and wheelbarrow facebuster. Gut wrench powerbomb looks great. Both men trade whips into the ropes leading to an inside cradle from Lane for a near fall. Jannetty tosses Lane from the top to the mat and takes over with a top rope fist drop. Back elbow and running knee lift connect. Lane sends Jannetty into the corner for a kick and then into the ropes. Backdrop is countered with a piledriver. Lane is tossed to the floor and Jannetty dives out onto both members of the Golden State Connection at ringside. Lane barely makes it back into the ring before a count-out. Jannetty mounts the corner but Heenan shakes the ropes sending him crashing to the mat. Gut wrench powerbomb and wheelbarrow facebuster gets a near fall. Lane connects with another gut wrench powerbomb and claims the victory.
Terry Gordy beat Diamond Dallas Page. Neither man is backing down early on and they end up colliding after Gordy whips Page into the corner sending both men to the mat. Page is able to get something going with a back elbow smash, kick in the corner, swinging neckbreaker and jaw breaker. Discus clothesline is like hitting a tree. Page keeps on his opponent including another jaw breaker. The two crack heads after Page whips Gordy into the corner and charges in. Both men go down. Gordy manages to recover first and locks in a punishing STF. Gordy nails Page with a piledriver for two. Page manages to comeback and works the arm with Gordy on the mat. Gordy power back with forearms. Even a snap mare looks huge from Gordy. Lariat nearly kills Page but he kicks out after a Bamm Bamm Slam. Gordy quickly goes back to an STF and Page has no choice but to submit. After the match, Gordy motions that he will soon have a title belt around his waste.
Bob & Brad Armstrong downed Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express w/Him Cornette by disqualification. Both sides make frequent tags until Bob Armstrong backdrops Randy Rose nearly to the top of the Gardens. Rose bails but Amrstrong makes him pay on the floor with a chair across the back. In the ring, Armstrong hits a Georgia Jawjacker. Condrey is in starting a four way brawl. The Express get the upper hand. Condrey sends Armstrong into the ropes but a backdrop is countered with a piledriver. Brad Armstrong is in with a Russian Legsweep for a two count. Knee lift follows and Morgan Dollar nearly makes three. Another Russian Legsweep but Cornette distracts Dollar. “Bullet” Bob is back in and locks in a sleeper but Condrey is able to get free and tag. The double teaming of the Champions is on display. Both sides make key defensive tags until Condrey sends Bob Armstrong into the ropes with both men coming together in a clothesline attempt. Armstrong tosses Condrey outside starting a wild brawl on the floor. Armstrong uses Cornette’s tennis racket on both Condrey and Rose. Armstrong attempts a moonsault that misses and moments later Rose attempts one of his own that crashes and burns. Brad Armstrong hot tags in and traps Rose in a sleeper which is transitioned into a Russian Legsweep. Cornette interferes with a tennis racket jab. Rose takes Armstrong to the floor and inflicts more damage with the racket. The Express combine for a rocket launcher to Brad Armstrong. Bullet is cut off but Armstrong kicks out at the last second. Rose goes to the top but Bob Armstrong knocks him to the mat causing the fans to pop. Condrey gets the tag in after Rose avoids a running stomp. Armstrong counters a charge to the corner by getting his knees up and tags in his son. Hip toss from Armstrong who then comes off the top with an elbow. Knee lift rocks Condrey and Armstrong follows with a two handed bulldog. Armstrong charges Condrey in the counter but Condrey counters with a backdrop that spills Armstrong to the floor. Condrey is outside. Cornette tosses him his tennis racket and Condrey chokes out Brad Armstrong with the weapon while Randy Rose and Bob Armstrong brawl on the opposite side of the ring. Dollar has lost control and calls for the bell. He awards the match to the Armstrongs via disqualification. Bob Armstrong gets the best of Rose and then chases the champions from ringside with a chair.
News and Views: Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express manages to just barely hang onto their titles tonight against the always determined Armstrong family. No double a rematch will occur in the near future. In the meantime, the two teams will be on opposite sides as part of the upcoming eight-man tag team match at The Jingle Brawl . . . Ivan Koloff & Nikolai Volkoff struck again tonight taking out “Cowboy” Scott Casey in a post match. The war between the Russians and the Cowboys continues to escalate on a weekly basis . . . Jerry Lynn continues to impress at the upper mid card and it will be interesting to see how he fares again main event talent . . . The Fantastics continue to prove that they are a top contender to the Canadian Open Tag Team Titles . . . It will be hard to deny Terry Gordy a title opportunity in the coming weeks. The heat between the Pepperland Rockers and Golden State Connection continues to build heading into their steel cage match at The Jingle Brawl . . .
Up next, Maple Leaf Wrestling takes over the London Gardens in London Ontario for The Jingle Brawl. The hype is over and the following matches will take place: • Sam Houston will once again step into the ring with his current nemesis Ivan Koloff • Diamond Dallas Page will face Harley Race in a battle of top contenders • In what promises to be a wild encounter, Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express join up with the Valiant Brothers to face the Armstrongs and the Fantastics • In a special attraction, Malia Hosaka will challenge Madison Rayne • Blackjack Mulligan and Redd Dogg will be looking to settle things when they battle in a Texas Death Match • Nikolai Volkoff was signed to meet “Cowboy” Scott Casey in singles match but with Casey’s injury tonight, management is attempting to locate a new opponent for the Russian powerhouse • A week ago, Lou Albano scored a huge upset victory over Terry Gordy in Oshawa. Gordy will be looking for some payback when the two clash once again in London. • Canadian Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz has requested to be part of this special event and challenging him in a special non-title match will be Jerry Lynn • Despite struggling in resent outings, Masked Superstar will face Commonwealth Champion Buddy Rogers with the title on the line. • In what will be a feud ending contest, the Pepperland Rockers battle Golden State Connection inside a steel cage!
Post by bookerbill on Dec 23, 2018 10:17:55 GMT -5
December 23, 2018 – Card #12 – London Gardens, London, ON – The Jingle Brawl
Nikolai Volkoff crushed Petey Williams. Volkoff opens the show by singing for the jammed packed crowd who boo him out of the building. Morgan Dollar has strict instructions for both men in a rare opening bout appearance for the official. Williams has the fans behind him and uses his speed early until Volkoff catches him with knee to the gut. Volkoff overpowers Williams including a lengthy Russian Bear Hug and back to back to back throat drops on the ropes. Later, another throat drop on the ropes gets a two count before Williams shocks the fans with a last second kick out after a backbreaker drop. Volkoff takes a risk coming off the top with a forearm but it pays off and sets up another backbreaker drop from Volkoff for the impressive victory.
Terry Gordy bested Lou Albano. Albano shocked the territory with his win over Gordy in Oshawa earlier this month and he took the early control in this one as well. A countering clothesline in the corner turned the momentum and Gordy went to work with snap mares and elbows. A pair of back suplexes rocked Albano and set up an STF. A lariat nearly kills Albano but he manages to get the shoulder up when the referee counts. Albano is able trap Gordy in a punishing abdominal stretch using the ropes for some assistance. Gordy comes back blocking a charge into the corner. Gordy later charges Albano in the corner but Albano ducks and backdrops Gordy to the floor. Albano goes to the floor but Gordy reverses and sends Albano head first into the ring post. More brawling on the floor and Albano is quickly becoming a bloody mess. Back inside, Gordy locks in an Oriental Spike. Albano is losing too much blood and cannot counter giving Gordy his victory.
Madison Rayne pinned Malia Hosaka. Morgan Dollar has his second assignment of the night. Rayne works the arm before Hosaka sends her into the ropes. Hosaka telegraphs the backdrop leading to a piledriver counter. Northern lights suplex gets a near fall and leads directly to a Rayne Check and this one ends quickly.
Diamond Dallas Page defeated Harley Race. Race control with a headlock but Page breaks out and hits an elbow chop. Race counters a swinging neckbreaker with one of his own forcing Page to the floor. They brawl around ringside and Page connects with a discuss clothesline. Page comes off the top with a forearm to the top of the head leading to a Diamond Cutter. Page gets the shocking pin in a match than many thought would go longer.
Sam Houston over Ivan Koloff w/Nikolai Volkoff by disqualification. Morgan Dollar is back to the ring for this one. He gets into an exchange with the Russians and appears irritated. Houston thrills the fans taking Kolkoff to the mat with head scissors and then connecting with a dropkick. Koloff comes back and lands a leg drop for a pin attempt. The action goes to the floor and Houston brawls with both Koloff and Volkoff much to the delight of the ringside fans. Koloff maintains the advantage with his power attack once the action returns to the ring. Houston is sent into the ropes and they crisscross the ring several times leading to a piledriver counter from Houston that pops the fans. Elbow smash connects and Kolkoff is send into the ropes leading to mid ring collision that drops both men. Houston is up first and goes to the top. He leaps but Koloff catches him and slams him to the mat for a huge near fall. Koloff with a series of rope straddles and a double stomp. The action goes back to the floor and again Houston finds himself brawling with both Russians but this time Morgan Dollar has had enough and calls for the disqualification. It is a two on one beat down but “Cowboy” Scott Casey arrives with a chair to break things up.
Blackjack Mulligan destroyed Redd Dogg in a Texas Death Match. Mulligan wastes no time no selling a knee to the midsection and attacking with a blatant claw choke followed a lariat that nearly kills Dogg. Mulligan then applies a Blackjack Claw dead centre of the ring. Dogg cannot escape and passes out ending the shockingly one-sided match.
Jerry Lynn over Canadian Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz in a non-title match. Morgan Dollar calls for the bell and he get a handshake to start things off. It is back and forth early until Thesz executes a rolling short arm scissors that forces Lynn to grab the ropes to break the hold. Thesz keeps things grounded but Lynn eventually regains the vertical base and counters a charge into the corner with a knee to the chest. Lynn hits a guillotine legdrop followed by a springboard dropkick for a two count. Tombstone piledriver crushes Thesz for another two count. Slingshot dive lands and so does another guillotine legdrop. Lynn hooks the leg and Thesz just gets the shoulder up. Ringside is buzzing. Lynn thinks better of tossing Thesz to the floor and hits another guillotine legdrop. Thesz kicks out at the last possible second and ringside cannot believe it. Sunset flip power bomb and Thesz cannot answer the three count this time. Lynn not only beats the Canadian Heavyweight Champion but does it in convincing fashion!
Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express w/Jim Cornette and Valiant Brothers over Fantastics & Brad Armstrong and Bob Armstrong. Jimmy Valiant gets the early advantage on Bobby Fulton and the Valiant’s hit their super elbow. Tommy Rogers jumps into the ring and this kicks off a chaotic brawl involving all eight competitors. Bobby Fulton is able to get officially tagged in after the official regains control but the Original Midnight Express work over Fulton. Rogers gets a defensive tag but cannot get anything going as the Express and Valiant work well together as a unit keeping a fresh man in the ring at all times. The Valiant team up for a double clothesline for big near fall on Rogers. Jimmy Valiant works over Rogers on the floor and then the Valiant Brothers hit a Super Elbow. The pin save is cut off and the match is over. The Armstrongs never officially see any action!
Commonwealth Champion Buddy Rogers submitted Masked Superstar. After three one sided matches heading into the top of the card, the fans anxious for this one. Morgan Dollar is the referee and has strict instructions for both men who battled to a double count-out a weeks ago in Welland. They go move for move from the lock up until Rogers is able to execute a piledriver. Rogers covers but only gets one. Superstar manages to shake out the cobwebs and the action goes back and forth again. Rogers goes hard into the corner and Superstar charges in but gets nothing but buckle leading to a roll for two. Superstar is stunned which allows Rogers to grab a leg and apply a figure four grapevine. Superstar has no counter and Nature Boy retains his title.
Pepperland Rockers bested Golden State Connection in a steel cage match. There was brief intermission to allow the steel cage to be assembled. At the bell, both sides are able to make several kick tags. Bobby Heenan gets the advantage on Blue Meanie for a short stretch. Marty Jannetty gets his team back in control taking it to Lenny Lane with a top rope fist drop, deathjump smash and Rocker Dropper for a big near fall. Meanie is tagged in and lands a deathjump smash followed by a Meaniesault that should have ended the match but Heenan jumps into the ring starting a brawl. Both Lane and Heenan taste the steel and are busted open during the ensuing brawl. Jannetty tags in and plants Lane with a second Rocker Dropper for the fan pleasing victory.
News and Views: The feud between the Russian team of Nikolai Volkoff & Ivan Koloff and the resident cowboy tandem of Sam Houston and “Cowboy” Scott Casey continues to get more intense. Watch for an upcoming Russian Chain Matches and Bull Rope matches in the near year involving members of these two teams . . . Holy log jam at the top of the singles rankings with Blackjack Mulligan and Terry Gordy both picking up impressive victories tonight and Jerry Lynn actually dominating current Canadian Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz in a non-title match. The championship committee had a lot to consider in short amount of time and as a result of an emergency committee meeting after tonight’s card, it will be Jerry Lynn who will be the next challenger for the Canadian Heavyweight Title. Gordy and Mulligan were none too pleased to hear this news but were offered their own opportunity. The two will meet in a number one contenders match. The winner will get a Canadian Heavyweight Title opportunity on January 20th in Kitchener while the loser will face Commonwealth Champion Buddy Rogers on January 13th in St. Catharines . . . Despite his big win tonight Diamond Dallas Page appears to be on the outside of title contention for near future . . . Pepperland Rockers emerged the victors of the steel cage main event tonight over the Golden State Connection. After the card, it was announced that “Pretty Boy” Bobby Heenan would be departing the territory to return to the west coast. Meanwhile it appears that Lenny Lane will now be looking for success in singles action . . . Harley Race fall from top contender continues . . .
Up next, Maple Leaf Wrestling heads to the Canada’s capital city Ottawa for a show at the Civic Centre featuring plenty of action headlined by a Canadian Heavyweight Title match to close out the year: • Pepperland Rockers look to build on the momentum of their steel cage victory tonight when then get into the ring with the Valiant Brothers who are building momentum of their own • In junior heavyweight action, Brad Armstrong battles Shawn Daivari • Petey Williams faces Lou Albano • In special contenders match, Blackjack Mulligan faces Terry Gordy. The winner claims a shot at the Canadian Heavyweight title shot and the loser will earn a Commonwealth Title shot. • The feud continues as “Cowboy” Scott Casey returns to action and will join Sam Houston to take on Ivan Koloff & Nikolai Volkoff • In a battle of competitors on the downward slide, Masked Superstar faces Redd Dogg. • One half of the Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Dennis Condrey faces one half of the Fantastics, Bobby Fulton • Canadian Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defends against the man who pinned his shoulders to the mat in non-title action tonight, Jerry Lynn
Wishing all those at Filsinger Games and all my fellow promotors big and small Happy Holidays.
Post by bookerbill on Dec 30, 2018 10:21:54 GMT -5
December 30, 2018 – Card #13 – Civic Centre, Ottawa, ON
Lou Albano over Petey Williams by disqualification. Albano neutralizes Williams’ speed with an eye rake and then almost ends it early with a Sicilian Slam. Albano works over Williams outside the ring and gets another two count after knee drops. The go back to the floor and Williams is able to reverse a whip and sends Albano shoulder first into the post. Williams has the fans excited with his offensive attack including a pair of sharpshooters. A backbreaker does not work and Albano goes back to the eyes. They go back to the floor after another two count on Williams. Albano grabs a chair but Williams muscles it away and cracks Albano with the weapon. The referee calls for the disqualification. Both men brawl their way to the back with the fans cheering each blow.
Masked Superstar pinned Redd Dogg. Both competitors are slightly cautious at the lock up knowing that they need a win. Superstar scores with thrusts and forearms. They go outside and Superstar takes a camera from Dr. Mike Lano ans smashes it into Dogg. The fans are livid and so is Lano. Back inside, Superstar connects with a swinging neckbreaker for a one count only as the bloody begin to flow down Dogg’s face. Superstar transitions from a sleeper to a Cobra Hold but Dogg makes the ropes. Superstar drags Dogg back to the middle of the ring and clamps on another Cobra Hold for the win.
Diamond Dallas Page defeated Wild Bill White. It is all Page early on who comes to the ring through the ringside fans causing a commotion. A one point, Page connects with three consecutive Russian Leg Sweeps. White finally gets something going blocking a reverse atomic drop. However, a monkey flip flops and Page is back in control. He lands a moonsault that has the fans roaring but only gets a two count. Diamond Cutter follows and ends it.
Lenny Lane impressed against Ron Hutchison. Lane is all over Hutchinson from the opening bell with his agility mixed with an impressive looking power slam. Hutchison kicks out after a Memory Lane but Lane keeps on his opponent with a running bulldog and second Memory Lane for the three count.
Ivan Koloff & Nikolai Volkoff over “Cowboy” Scott Casey & Sam Houston by count-out. Volkoff sings and the fans boo. Even Morgan Dollar looks annoyed. Volkoff’s power set the early tone of the match against both Casey & Houston. Koloff keeps the momentum building. Casey & Koloff brawl on the floor in front of Dr. Mike Lano. Back to the floor again and Koloff smashes Casey with his chains busting him open. Casey is nearly counted out. Back to the floor a third time and Koloff connects with a falling face slam from the apron to the floor. Ringside is stunned and obviously concerned as Casey cannot respond before the count of ten. Houston quickly attends to his partner as Volkoff and Koloff celebrate their controversial victory.
Brad Armstrong beat Shawn Daivari. Armstrong gets the early advantage after a heat generating introduction for Daivari. Daivari comes back catching Armstrong on the top of the corner and tossing him to the mat. Knee dives to the body are on target. Daivari is in complete control when Armstrong locks in a sleeper to turn things around. They trade counters before Daivari regains the upper hand with a choke. Running lariat connects but Armstrong counters a backdrop with a piledriver. Back and forth countering. Armstrong slips out of a hammerlock and moves to a sleeper which Daivari counters with a back into the corner. Armstrong with a running neck breaking clothesline in the corner. To the floor and Armstrong lays them in bringing the fans to their feet. Back inside, Armstrong comes off the top with a cross body block for a two count. Daivari stumbles to his feet and a two handed bulldog connects and gets the three count.
Pepperland Rockers defeated Valiant Brothers by disqualification. Morgan Dollar draws his second assignment of the evening. Jimmy Valiant gets the upper hand on Blue Meanie. A double buckle whip stuns Meanie and Valiant makes use of a foreign object forcing Meanie to the floor. Valiant comes out after him and cracks him across the back with a chair. Dollar calls for the disqualification and the Valiant Brothers are not impressed. The fans give it to Valiants as they exit ringside with the loser’s end of the purse.
Dennis Condrey w/Randy Rose & Jim Cornette over Bobby Fulton w/Tommy Rogers. With the extra bodies at ringside, the potential for chaos was high. Condrey gains control and goes to work with knees and suplexes. Fulton gets sent into the ropes and counters a clothesline with one of his own sending both men to the mat. Fulton recovers first and starts an offensive flurry with a dropkick. It comes to a halt when Condrey counters a back body drop with a gut wrench suplex. Condrey controls with a deathjump smash and suplexes. They go to the floor and the tag team partners become involved in the action. Back in the ring, face first leg sweep plants Fulton for two. More action outside. Back inside, Condrey goes to the top but Fulton counters with a superplex. Condrey gets sent into the ropes and a shoulder block downs Fulton. More brawling on the floor. Face first leg sweep gets another near fall. Tombstone piledriver crushes Fulton. Choke of the ropes and knee drop land. Condrey follows with a shoulder power slam and a backbreaker before hooking the leg for the three count.
Blackjack Mulligan pinned Terry Gordy. Morgan Dollar calls for the bell and Gordy breaks the lock up with a knee to the gut. Gordy muscles Mulligan into the corner and charges. Mulligan counters with his own clothesline and both men crash to the mat. Gordy presses the attack including a snap mare and back to back lariats that lead to a near fall. A STF slows things down before Gordy sends Mulligan into the corner again shifting the ring. Mulligan gets his knees up to counters a charge before a big boot to the face sends Gordy to the floor. Mulligan goes outside and slams Gordy to the floor. Back inside, Gordy powers out of a Blackjack Claw. The match goes to ringside and Gordy rams Mulligan face first into the ringside table. Back inside, Gordy grinds away with an STF but Mulligan escapes and then counters a charge to the corner with knee to the chest. Mulligan chokes and lands forearms. Body slam and Gordy bails. Mulligan is outside and cracks Gordy with a chair shot. Gordy is rolled in and Mulligan comes off the top with a deathjump stomp that gets a two count. Mulligan dominates including three consecutive big boots to the face. Gordy fight back with a kick in the corner and head butts. Waistlock takedown is countered with a lariat and the fans eat it up. Mulligan comes off the ropes with back elbow smash and then rebounds Gordy into a huge back body drop. Mulligan slows it with a trapezius claw. Gordy punches free but Mulligan maintains the advantage and transitions to a Blackjack Claw. Gordy is thrashing but cannot escape and his shoulders go down long enough for the three count.
Canadian Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz over Jerry Lynn by disqualification. Morgan Dollar has strict instructions for both men. Lynn works the upper body early on and Thesz escapes with a shot to the ribs. Thesz hooks into a rolling short arm scissors but Lynn makes the ropes. Thesz keeps on his challenger with a cobra clutch suplex. Lynn bails and Thesz pursues exchanging forearms. Back inside, Thesz connects with dropkicks. They trade reversals and Lynn goes hard into the corner. Thesz charges but is backdropped to the floor by Lynn. Lynn comes outside and slams Thesz onto the ringside table smashing the table in the process. Dollar, who has already given strict instructions, calls for the bell. Thesz retains by disqualification and Lynn is not happy and neither are the fans at ringside.
News & Views: Blackjack Mulligan has punched his ticket to a Canadian Heavyweight Title Match on January 20th in Kitchener with his victory over Terry Gordy who will face Commonwealth Champion Buddy Rogers on January 13th in St. Catharines . . . Wins tonight by Brad Armstrong and Lenny Lane cast a spotlight on the junior heavyweight division causing some fans to call for an official division and championship . . . More blood spilled tonight between the team of Nikolai Volkoff & Ivan Koloff & the side of Sam Houston & “Cowboy” Scott Casey. This is likely the signs of things become between the two teams . . . A hard loss tonight of Redd Dogg and it was announced after the show that he would be departing the territory for the American mid west . . . Canadian Heavyweight Champions Lou Thesz left Ottawa with is title thanks more in part to the officiating of Morgan Dollar than his own in ring performance.
Up next, Maple Leaf Wrestling heads to the Windsor Arena in Windsor to kick off 2019 with a solid night of action capped off with a Canadian Open Tag Team Title Match. • In a Russian Chain Match, Sam Houston challenges Ivan Kolkoff • Fantastics are back in tag team action against a new pairing in the territory, Harley Race & Larry Hennig • Junior Heavyweight action will see Lenny Lane face Jerry Lynn • Top contenders will battle in an effort to move closer to a title shot when Masked Superstar meets Diamond Dallas Page • Petey Williams will look to get his win back in front of his hometown fans when he faces Lou Albano • Pepperland Rockers look to keep their winning ways going when the face Valiant Brothers in a rematch from tonight’s disqualification finish • In a huge tag team encounter featuring champions and contenders, Canadian Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz teams with Terry Gordy to face Commonwealth Champion Buddy Rogers & Blackjack Mulligan • Brad & Bob Armstrong will again challenge for the Canadian Open Tag Team Titles after besting champions Original Midnight Express by disqualification at the recent Maple Leaf Gardens card
The action in MLW is about as good as it gets and I loved that feud ending win for the Pepperland Rockers over the Golden State Connection in the Steel Cage match in London. I love the idea of Bobby Heenan competing in a cage match, thoroughly entertaining performance from the "Pretty Boy" for sure. I also love that both Lou Albano and Heenan see regular action here. Blackjack Mulligan vs. Terry Gordy in Ottawa was match of the night for me and I'm looking forward to Gordy and Lou Thesz taking on Mulligan and Buddy Rogers in Windsor.
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
1. Jerry Lynn (2) 2. Diamond Dallas Page (1) 3. Blackjack Mulligan (4) 4. Terry Gordy (3) 5. Harley Race (8) 6. Masked Superstar (5) 7. Petey Williams (7) 8. Ron Hutchison (-) 9. Ivan Kolkoff (6) 10. Brad Armstrong (-)
Canadian Open Tag Team Champions: Original Midnight Express (COTT) 1. Bob & Brad Armstrong (2) 2. Pepperland Rockers (3) 3. The Valiant Brothers (4) 4. Fantastics (1) 5. Nikolai Volkoff & Ivan Koloff (-)
Last time Maple Leaf Wrestling was in Windsor was the premier card where fans witnessed the crowning of the first Canadian Champion in Lou Thesz. The arena was packed early tonight hoping to see more history made.
Shawn Daivari destroyed Ron Hutchison. Daivari has some serious heat from the outset but managed to focus his energy in attacking Hutchison early and often, dominating the action. At one point, Daivari rebounds Hutchison into a perfect standing dropkick and the follows up with knee drives to the body that nearly end it. Hutchison gets hits with WMD but kicks out at the last second giving the fans some hope of a comeback but Hutchison can get nothing going against the continuous attack of his opponent. Hutchison finally catches a break when a cocky Daivari bad mouths the fans from the top of the corner allowing Hutchison to slam Daivari to the mat. The action goes outside and Daivari runs Hutchison shoulder first into the ring post. Daivari focus his attack on the upper body for several more minutes before a back elbow smash is enough to end the match.
Pepperland Rockers bested Valiant Brothers. Both sides make frequent defensive tags to keep the momentum going back and forth. Marty Jannetty is able to catch Johnny Valiant in a scorpion death lock but “Luscious” Johnny makes the ropes. Blue Meanie gets into some trouble after a double buckle whip from the Valiant Brothers but is able to duck under a double clothesline attempt and take out both of his opponents on the rebound. Jannetty follows up tagging in and downing Johnny Valiant with a dropkick for a huge near fall. Jannetty connects with a second dropkick and then plants Valiant with a DDT but “Handsome” Jimmy is in for the save. Both sides change up and Meanie controls sending Valiant into the ropes but Jimmy Valiant counters a clothesline with one of his own sending both men to the mat. Valiant recovers first and tags in his brother for a Super Elbow but Jannetty comes in and takes out Johnny Valiant with a Rocker Dropper. Meanie tags and Jannetty connects with his finisher again, this time officially. Meanie trips up Jimmy Valiant and Jannetty makes the cover for the win.
Brutus Beefcake downed Wild Bill White. Beefcake had the fans behind him but White showed he came to fight and survived an early attack by Beefcake to take control of the action. Beefcake came back with a tackle rebounding off the ropes but could not find a way to get White in a pinning position. White countered a clothesline with one of his own sending both men to mat and later, both men ended up colliding in the corner and again falling to the mat. The action goes to the floor and the fans love it when White trips over Dr. Mike Lano. White comes back and works the arm thanks to a pull of the hair that the fans hate. The end up back on the floor and White runs Beefcake into the ring steps and Beefcake just beats the ten count back into the ring. Beefcake just kicks out after a Running Power Slam. Fans anticipate an upset but Beefcake counters a kick and connects with a running lariat. It goes back and forth with both using whips into the corner and reversals. Beefcake nails a suplex and then traps White in a sleeper but White makes the ropes to stay alive. Wind up punch connects and is followed by a clothesline for a near fall. White staggers to his feet and Beefcake is ready with a sleeper to pick up a hard fought win.
Petey Williams picked up a popular victory over Lou Albano. The hometown crowd is solidly behind Williams and he responds by taking the early battle to Albano picking up a near fall after a double knee facebuster. William’s offense is impressive and Albano has no answers to O’Canada, Canadian Leg Sweep or rolling suplexes. The action goes to the floor and Williams uses a series of forearms to rock is opponent. Hurcanrana nearly ends it. Albano catches a break when he avoids a rope straddle dropkick but he cannot maintain any momentum. Rolling suplexes rock the fans for a third time but only get a two count. Canadian Destroyer plants Albano and gives the fans something to cheer about at the count of three.
Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express w/Jim Cornette retained against Brad & Bob Armstrong. Morgan Dollar has the fans on their feet as he sends Jim Cornette to the back to avoid potential outside interference. The Champions are furious. Randy Rose takes his aggression out of Brad Armstrong including a jumping knee smash that gets an early near fall. Armstrong is stunned enough that the Express combine for a human cough drop. Bob Armstrong is cut off but his son just manages to get the shoulder up before the three count. Dennis Condrey keeps on Armstrong but he manages to tag in “Bullet” Bob who comes in on fire sending Condrey high into the air with a back body drop. Georgia jawjacker follows for a big near fall. Rose gets back into the match and takes control. Armstrong counters back and tags in his son. Rose reverses a whip into the corner and crushes Brad Armstrong with clothesline against the buckles. Rose Bomb connects and Dollar makes the three count (Snake Eyes!)
Lenny Lane shocked Jerry Lynn. Lane looks very impressive early countering a headlock takedown to hit a running bulldog followed by a tombstone piledriver. Lynn shows he can counter as well and manages a guillotine leg drop to take control. Lynn has the fans rocking with his high level offense including a pair of bulldogs of his own and a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Lane brings it to a crashing halt when he counters a backdrop with a piledriver which sets up Memory Lane for the upset pin. The fans are not pleased.
Masked Superstar defeated Diamond Dallas Page. Morgan Dollar has strict instructions for both men before the bell. Superstar takes control after countering an elbow chop and forces the action to the floor. Page gets tangled up in Dr. Mike Lano allowing Superstar to press the attack. Back in the ring, Page comes back and works the arm. Superstar gets sent off into the ropes and counters a backdrop with a kick to the chin. Superstar Clothesline connects for the second time in the match and sets up a swinging neckbreaker. Page just kicks out and then blocks a leg kick firing back with a discuss clothesline that sends Superstar to the floor. Reverse atomic drop has the fans howling. Another discuss clothesline connects and Superstar escapes to ringside. Page is out for a brief exchange on the floor before Page connects with a deathjump smash. Superstar counters a swinging neckbreaker from Page and transitions into a sleeper in the middle of the ring. Page cannot counter and Superstar has the win.
Fantastics schooled Larry Hennig & Harley Race. Tommy Rogers uses his agility to get Larry Hennig in some trouble nearly ending it early with a FANTASTIC FLIP. The fantastic then combine for a ROCKET LAUNCHER for the shocking victory while Harley Race is cut off from making the pin save.
In a Chain Match Ivan Koloff beat Sam Houston. Despite the chain, Houston creates just enough space to use his agility to take control. He knocks Koloff to the mat with a cross body and goes to work with the chain busting Koloff open in the process. The go to the floor and things go south for Houston when Kolkoff slams him through a ringside table. The fans are on their feet chanting. Back in the ring, Kolkoff dominates with a double stomp and Russian Hammer. Back outside, Kolkoff runs Houston into the ring post busting him open. Another double stomp connects followed by a leg drop. Koloff hooks the leg and gets the three count.
Canadian Champion Lou Thesz & Terry Gordy defeated Commonwealth Champion Buddy Rogers & Blackjack Mulligan. Four of the top singles competitors including both singles champions were brought together for this special tag team attraction. Morgan Dollar calls for the bell and we get treated to Mulligan and Thesz who battle back and forth in a stalemate. Gordy is in and takes Mulligan to the mat with a snap mare. Rogers tags but his headlock is counters with a back suplex followed by a lariat from Gordy that nearly kills the Nature Boy. Gordy keeps on Rogers leading to a second back suplex and a Bamm Bamm Slam for a near fall. Rogers is finally able to counter and tags out to Mulligan who attacks Gordy with a boot to the face and lariat. Gordy takes stomps and gets rebounded into a back elbow before he is able to counter and tag out. Thesz mixes take downs and dropkicks to control. We are treated to a battle of the champions as Thesz controls against Rogers. Mulligan tags back in and powers Thesz into the corner but Thesz counters the charge with a clothesline. Thesz controls with airplane spins and dropkicks. Gordy tags in and keeps the pressure on Mulligan. Gordy crushes Mulligan in the corner with a clothesline and then connects off the top with a Vader Bomb [substitute for moonsault on choice chart]. Gordy hooks the leg and gets the three count (Snake eyes).
News & Views: Action packed main event tonight has the fans looking forward to the respsective title shots for Blackjack Mulligan and Terry Gordy over the next two cards . . . Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express looked dominating even without the services of their manager Jim Cornette on the floor . . . The stock of the Pepperland Rockers continues to rise as they picked up their second victory over the Valiant Brothers to start out the new year. They have to be considered in the title picture in the near future given their recent success . . . After tonight’s Chain Match, we may have witnessed the beginning of the end of the feud between Sam Houston and Ivan Koloff . . . Significant victories tonight for both Masked Superstar and Lenny Lane . . . Fantastics continue to impress while the frustrations of Harley Race continue . . .
Up next, Maple Leaf Wrestling heads the Niagara Region for a packed card at the Garden City Arena in St. Catharines, Ontario featuring the following matches. • Brutus Beefcake meets the always dangerous Lou Albano • Harley Race & Larry Hennig look to have better result when they step into the ring with the Valiant Brothers • Ivan Koloff challenges Bob Armstrong • In a number one contenders match, Pepperland Rockers face Fanastics • In bull rope match, “Cowboy” Scott Casey takes on Nikolai Volkoff • Upstart Lenny Lane clashes with Petey Williams in a junior heavyweight battle • Buddy Rogers puts his Commonwealth Title on the line against Terry Gordy • In special non-title match challenge main event, Canadian Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz meets Jerry Lynn in a best of three falls encounter.