Ken Doane def. Shawn Daivari Les Thatcher def. Ken Doane Evan Lewis def. Les Thatcher Evan Lewis def. Louis Lyndon
Dick Hutton, Bobby Shane & Virgil def. Fritz Von Goering, Kurrgan & Dupae Rupa
HEAVYWEIGHT GAUNTLET MATCH
Adrian Street def. P.N. News Adrian Street def. Don Leo Jonathan George Hackenschmidt def. Adrian Street French Angel def. George Hackenschmidt
Danny Hodge def. Nigel McGuinness
QUARTERFINALS EUROPEAN TAG TEAM TITLE TOURNAMENT
Iron Sheik & Terrible Turk def. Too Cool by D.Q.
John Pesek & Masked Superstar II def. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams
Fit Finlay & Dave Taylor def. Giant Bernard & Dan Spivey
Frank Gotch & Ed Lewis def. Jim Londos & Johnny Saint
Show Notes: Evan Lewis injured Louis Lyndon with his Stranglehold. A special non-title match saw Mid-Heavyweight champion Danny Hodge defeat the EPW heavyweight champion Nigel McGuinness. Scotty 2 Hotty never got a legal tag and was DQed after interfering. Bobby Heenan's men Pesek & Masked Superstar II outlasted Doc & Gordy. Gotch jumped in the ring and turned the tables allowing Lewis to beat Saint with the Headlock.
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SIX-MAN MID-HEAVYWEIGHT ELIMINATION MATCH Evan Lewis, Ken Doane & Shawn Daivari def. Les Thatcher, Louis Lyndon & Brian Pillman Jr.
Evan Lewis def. Brian Pillman Jr. (Stranglehold) Ken Doane def. Louis Lyndon (elbow smash) Les Thatcher def. Evan Lewis (Stump Puller) Ken Doane def. Les Thatcher (top rope fall)
HEAVYWEIGHT GAUNTLET MATCH
Adrian Street def. Dick Hutton (Crucifix) Adrian Street def. Claudio Castagnoli (elbow drop) Bobby Shane def. Adrian Street (countout) The French Angel (5 coins) def. Bobby Shane (3 coins) palm strike Virgil def. The French Angel (6 coins) cobra clutch
HEAVYWEIGHT GAUNTLET MATCH
Kurrgan def. P.N. News (boot) Kurrgan def. George Hackenschmidt (neckbreaker) Fritz Von Goering def. Kurrgan (corner miss) Fritz Von Goering def. Don Leo Jonathan (6 coins) backbreaker Dupae Rupa def. Fritz Von Goering (choke)
TAG TEAM GAUNTLET MATCH
Jim Londos (6 coins) & Johnny Saint (5 coins) def. Steve Williams (2 coins) & Terry Gordy (4 coins) Dan Spivey & Giant Bernard def. Jim Londos & Johnny Saint Too Cool def. Dan Spivey & Giant Bernard
SEMIFINALS EUROPEAN TAG TEAM TITLE TOURNAMENT
John Pesek & Masked Superstar II def. The Iron Sheik & The Terrible Turk by D.Q.
Frank Gotch & Ed Lewis def. Fit Finlay & Dave Taylor
Show Notes: There was a whole lot of tremendous action on the show this week! The French Angel and Bobby Shane tore each other apart. Later the same thing took place between Fritz Von Goering and Don Leo Jonathan.
In tag team action, two favorites to win the title tournament were eliminated and in a Gauntlet Match here tonight. Jim Londos & Johnny Saint were obliterated but would not go away against Dr. Death and Bam Bam Gordy. They won after taking amazing punishment and then lost the next match.
Bobby Heenan's men easily got a DQ win against the Terrible Turk & The Iron Sheik. Frank Gotch & Ed Lewis will face John Pesek & the Masked Superstar II for the European tag team titles!
Don Leo Jonathan eliminated Bobby Shane Ares eliminated Evan Lewis Dick Hutton eliminated Kurrgan Fritz Von Goering eliminated Ares French Angel eliminated George Hackenschmidt Adrian Street eliinated Don Leo Jonathan & Les Thatcher French Angel eliminated Dick Hutton Dupae Rupa eliminated Virgil Louis Lyndon eliminated Dupae Rupe Shawn Daivari eliminated Louis Lyndon Brian Pillman Jr. eliminated French Angel Claudio Castagnoli eliminated Shawn Daivari Claudio Castagnoli eliminated Adrian Street Brian Pillman Jr. eliminated Fritz Von Goering Claudio Castagnoli eliminated Brian Pillman Jr.
Winner: Claudio Castagnoli
TAG TEAM GAUNTLET MATCH
Fit Finlay & Dave Taylor def. Jim Londos & Johnny Saint Fit Finlay & Dave Taylor def. Too Cool Fit Finlay & Dave Taylor def. Iron Sheik & Terrible Turk Dan Spivey & Giant Bernard def. Fit Finlay & Dave Taylor Steve Williams & Terry Gordy def. Dan Spivey & Giant Bernard
MID-HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP Danny Hodge (ch) def. Ken Doane
EUROPEAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP P.N. News def. Nigel McGuinness (ch)
FINALS EUROPEAN TAG TEAM TITLE TOURNAMENT
John Pesek & Masked Superstar II def. Frank Gotch & Ed Lewis
Show Notes: A huge show with two of three titles changing hands. P.N. News wrests the EPW belt away from Nigel McGuinness and his manager Bobby Heenan. The team of John Pesek & Masked Superstar II responded though by winning the tag titles so the Heenan Family still has some gold.
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European Pure Wrestling (EPW) is excited to announce its first major event! The Euro Catch Cup will be a 16-man tournament taking place over the course of a few weeks.
There are 10 wrestlers that have automatically been entered into the Cup. That means 12 wrestlers will be involved in a six singles qualifying matches to make it into the Cup.
Wrestlers entered in the Euro Catch Cup are:
P.N. News (EPW champion) Danny Hodge (EPW Mid-Hvwt. champion) John Pesek (EPW tag team champion) Frank Gotch Ed "Strangler" Lewis Nigel McGuinness Jim Londos Johnny Saint Adrian Street George Hackenschmidt
Cup Qualifying matches:
Terrible Turk vs. French Angel
Claudio Castagnoli vs. Don Leo Jonathan
Steve Williams vs. Terry Gordy
Fit Finlay vs. Dave Taylor
Dick Hutton vs. Fritz Von Goering
Iron Sheik vs. Bobby Shane
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Les Thatcher, Louis Lyndon & Brian Pillman Jr. def. Evan Lewis, Ken Doane & Shawn Daivari
Too Cool def. Dan Spivey & Giant Bernard
EURO CATCH CUP QUALIFYING MATCHES
8 ROUNDS MATCHES
The Terrible Turk def. The French Angel, 2-0 in 3 rounds
The Iron Sheik def. Bobby Shane, 2-0 in 3 rounds
Dave Taylor def. Fit Finlay, 2-0 in 3 rounds
Don Leo Jonathan def. Claudio Castagnoli, 2-0 in 4 rounds
Dick Hutton def. Fritz Von Goering, 2-0 in 5 rounds
Steve Williams def. Terry Gordy, 2-0 in 3 rounds
Show Notes: A rematch from two weeks ago saw Thatcher, Lyndon and Pillman get the win in a one fall match. Too Cool were crushed but amazingly stayed alive and scored the win!
All matches in the Euro Catch Cup will be British Rounds Matches. The qualifying round was set at 8 rounds.
Some one-sided matches saw the Turk squeeze and choke the life out of the French Angel. The Iron Sheik easily defeated Bobby Shane. Tag partners Taylor and Finlay went at it with Taylor winning. Don Leo Jonathan worked his way to the win. Dick Hutton needed five rounds to defeate Von Goering. Dr. Death battered his tag partner Terry Gordy, winning with the backdrop driver.
EPW World of Sport #12 Minsk, Belarus June 29, 2120
10 MAN MID-HEAVYWEIGHT BATTLE ROYAL
Ken Doane eliminated Brian Pillman Jr. Brian Christopher eliminated Bobby Shane Louis Lyndon eliminated Virgil Shawn Daivari eliminated Louis Lyndon Les Thatcher eliminated Evan Lewis Ken Doane eliminated Brian Christopher Scott Taylor eliminated Ken Doane Les Thatcher eliminated Shawn Daivari Les Thatcher eliminated Scott Taylor
Winner: Les Thatcher
10 MAN HEAVYWEIGHT BATTLE ROYAL
Masked Superstar II eliminated Fit Finlay French Angel eliminated Terry Gordy French Angel eliminated Masked Superstar II and Claudio Castagnoli Giant Bernard eliminated Kurrgan Dan Spivey eliminated French Angel Dan Spivey eliminated Davey Boy Smith Jr. Dan Spivey eliminated Fritz Von Goering
Winners: Dan Spivey and Giant Bernard
FIRST ROUND EURO CATCH CUP
10 ROUND MATCHES
Ed Lewis and Don Leo Jonathan went to a 10 round draw, no falls
Johnny Saint def. Dick Hutton, 2-0 in 5 rounds
Adrian Street def. Danny Hodge, 2-1 in 7 rounds
Steve Williams def. Terrible Turk, 2-1 in 7 rounds
Jim Londos def. P.N. News, 2-0 in 3 rounds
Iron Sheik def. Nigel McGuinness, 2-1 in 7 rounds
Dave Taylor def. John Pesek, 2-0 in 6 rounds
George Hackenschmidt def. Frank Gotch, 2-1 in 6 rounds
Show Notes: in battle royal action, Too Cool were really doing well. Taylor was on Daivari when Thatcher took the elimination and then ousted Taylor to win. In the heavyweight battle royal, Spivey and Bernard cleared the ring and took credit for the win together, demanding a tag team title match.
The first round of the Euro Catch Cup saw some tremendous in-ring wrestling. Ed Lewis and Don Leo Jonathan went the distance with neither recording a fall to end in a draw.
Adrian Street upset the Mid-Heavyweight champion Danny Hodge. Dr. Death outlasted the Terrible Turk. Jim Londos had no problem with the EPW heavyweight champion P.N. News.
Both of Bobby Heenan's men, Nigel McGuinness and tag team champion John Pesek, were eliminated. The final bout was a great one with George Hackenschmidt defeating Frank Gotch 2-1.
EPW World of Sport #13 St. Petersburg, Russia July 6, 2120
Les Thatcher def. Scott Taylor
Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Brian Pillman Jr. def. Dan Spivey & Giant Bernard
Terry Gordy def. The Terrible Turk
Frank Gotch def. Nigel McGuinness
Ed Lewis def. Don Leo Jonathan
John Pesek & Masked Superstar II def. P.N. News & Danny Hodge
QUARTERFINALS EURO CATCH CUP
10 ROUND MATCHES
George Hackenschmidt def. Dave Taylor, 2-0 in 3 rounds
Adrian Street def. Steve Williams, 2-0 in 5 rounds
Jim Londos def. The Iron Sheik, 2-1 in 10 rounds
SEMIFINALS EURO CATCH CUP
Johnny Saint vs. Adrian Street
Jim Londos vs. George Hackenschmidt
Show Notes: a lot of good wins were had by competitors tonight. Gotch overcame the former EPW champion Nigel McGuinness. Ed Lewis and Don Leo Jonathan went at it in a rematch from the first round of the Euro Catch Cup where they went to a draw. This was another classic with Lewis coming out the victor.
The Euro Catch Cup saw one upset in Adrian Street stopping Dr. Death Steve Williams. Londos and the Iron Sheik went to the 10th round where Londos scored the win with the airplane spin before a draw would have eliminated both men.