Post by gorillasrus on Nov 28, 2019 7:35:11 GMT -5
BULLETIN: What a turn of events during card #24!! Stan Hansen returns, Abdullah the Butcher leaves, Savage teams with Snuka to capture the gold, and the team of Bockwinkel and Stevens are now on shaky ground (much to the Brain's dismay).
Please note that the barbed wire, loser-leaves WWGP match between Brody and Butcher was not allowed for broadcast due to its brutality, a series of black and white stills reported the results to explain why Butcher will not appear in a WWGP ring for awhile.
Post by gorillasrus on Dec 1, 2019 13:27:38 GMT -5
WWGP #25 - Legends of Sports Arena Magnum TA d. Stan Hansen in a special opener challenge match using an Abdominal Stretch pinfall combo.
Nick Bockwinkel d. Ron Hutchison with a BOCKWINKEL SLEEPER. Bill Apter interviewed Bockwinkel and Bobby Heenan in a special Hot Seat segment. Bockwinkel called out Ray Stevens while blaming him for losing the Heenan Family's gold. An irritated Stevens came to argue at ringside but was held back by a special security detail.
Tiger Conway, Sr. WDQ over TV Champion Claudio Castignoli after an errant forearm hit the referee.
The Flying Tigers (Jim Brunzell and Tiger Conway, Jr.) won the Ultimate Tag-Team Titles over the Super Macho Men (with Sherri Martel). Tiger tossed Randy Savage off the ropes and used the FLYING HEAD BUTT to capture the belts. Sherri threw a tantrum, while Savage and Snuka sat stunned in the middle of the ring while the new champions celebrated.
Tully Blanchard (with JJ Dillon) WDQ over Rad Racer. Tully was in control until Barry Windham appeared in the aisle to argue with both Dillon and Blanchard. Windham slugged both of his rivals, forcing a DQ.
Killer Kowalski WDQ over Bruiser Brody. Out of control brawl which could have caused a DQ for either men, but Brody used his chain in retaliation for Kowalski trying to use a ring bell.
Barry Windham upset WWGP Ultimate Champion Shane Douglas (with Francine) A LARIAT floored Douglas to give Windham the big title win here!
Justin Credible and Steve Corino WDQ over Sandman and Al Snow in a Grudge Match. Al Snow used his mannequin to slug Corino in this extreme brawl.
Ray Stevens over Nick Bockwinkel with BOMBS AWAY in a post-television challenge match. Rumor has it both men are leaving WWGP.
NOTES: A special Odd Couple Tournament will feature eight teams paired off in a single elimination tournament. Each team features a set of wrestlers who have faced each other in the ring. The winner will receive a title shot against the new Champions, The Flying Tigers. This event was arranged prior to the events of Card #25. Killer Kowalski and Bruiser Brody square off in a special bonus match on the same evening.
The Odd Couple lineup and matches: Sandman and Justin Credible - this team of extreme, cane-wielding rivals will face Barry Windham and Tully Blanchard - two rivals who feuded in promotions in arenas along the Southern Atlantic Coast.
Steve Williams and Stan Hansen - these foes have brought their Japanese rivalry to the US but have also teamed occasionally. They are matched against TV Champion, Claudio Castignoli and former TV Champion David Taylor - Claudio teams with the man he stripped of the TV title.
DDP and Macho Man - two men who engaged in a rivalry which heated up many a Monday Night face Magnum TA and Shane Douglas (with Francine) - two practicioners of the Belly To Belly Suplex, can tradition coexist with the Franchise?
Lazer and Jet Set Strutter - these two have engaged in hours of matches together and have teamed on occasion. Can they reunite and topple Hacksaw Duggan and Ted Dibiase - two warriors who have battled in both the Northeast and in Southwest rings with plenty of bad blood since teaming early in Duggan's career.
Special results from Japan featuring WWGP stars: Rad Racer d. Super Nova after 2 running shouldberblocks and a Cannonball Run
Hacksaw Duggan d. Blue Meanie after a Tough Guy Clothesline
Terry Gordy d. Stevie Richards after reversing a Samoan Drop into a spinning sidewalk slam
Stan Hansen d. Steve Williams in a rugged brawl following a Power Bomb and LARIAT
Nick Bockwinkel d. Terry Gordy (sub for Ray Stevens) with an Abdominal Stretch.
Post by gorillasrus on Apr 1, 2020 21:33:53 GMT -5
A Roll Call of Champions as we head to the Beat The Bug Showdown Weekend.
Ladies Champion: Fabulous Moolah (won tournament final over Trish Stratus to claim vacant title)
Hardcore Champion: Rob Van Dam (won tournament final over Killer Kowalski to determine first champion)
Ultimate Tag-Team Cup Champions: Diamond Stunners (DDP & Kevin Steen) d. Tag Team Champions the Midnight Express (with Jim Cornette) in a tournament final.
Ultimate Championship: Vader (with Harley Race)
Fabulous Moolah will give Trish Stratus a rematch from the tournament and the Sandman challenged Hardcore Champion Van Dam to a rematch of his semifinal match. The Hardcore Rematch will have a special stipulation added.
Post by gorillasrus on Apr 2, 2020 19:51:01 GMT -5
Ultimate Cup Tag-Team Tournament #2 (Steve Williams and Terry Gordy won the inaugural edition)
15-teams entered in this invitation tournament, with reigning tag-team champions The Midnight Express earning a first-round bye.
** First Round ** The Quebecers (Jacques and Pierre with Melina) d. Allied Powers (Hacksaw Duggan and Davey Boy Smith) after a double hot shot pinned Duggan.
Doctors of Doom - Steve Williams and Scott Nightingale d. Stars & Stripes (Patriot and Marcus Bagwell) as Patriot was pinned after missing a turnbuckle charge.
European Union (Claudio Castignoli and Fit Finlay) d. Sheepherders (Butch & Luke) when Claudio used an Inverted Chikara Special on Luke.
James Gang d. Downtowners (D-LO Brown and Disco Inferno) with a Shake, Rattle and Roll Knee Drop.
Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen d. Texas Hangmen (Psycho and Killer with JJ Dillon) as Hansen used a big elbow drop to pin Killer.
The Fantastics d. The Blue Bloods by DQ (David Taylor and Johnny Saint with their "Colonial Liaison", Steve Regal). Regal interfered after a ROCKET LAUNCHER, which showed the crowd what a Colonial Liaison does.
Diamond Stunners (DDP & Kevin Steen) d. Flying Tigers (Tiger Conway, Jr. and Jim Brunzell) after DDP used a DIAMOND CUTTER on Conway.
** Quarterfinals ** The Midnight Express (Eaton & Lane with Jim Cornette) d. The Quebecers (with Melina) after a Russian Leg Sweep on Pierre.
The European Union d. Doctors of Doom by DQ. Steve Williams roughhouse style earned himself a DQ after a brawl with Fit Finlay spilled to the crowd.
The James Gang DDQ with Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen. Referee Morgan Dollar called the match by the book which ended up with Dollar tossing out the match.
DDP & Kevin Steen d. The Fantastics as DDP rallied with a DIAMOND CUTTER to pin Bobby Fulton and a ride to the finals with the DDQ finish of the previous match.
** Semifinal ** The Midnight Express d. The European Union with a VEGOMATIC on Claudio Castignoli.
DDP & Kevin Steen drew a bye to the finals.
** Championship Final ** The Diamond Stunners upset the reigning tag-team champions the Midnight Express (with Jim Cornette) to win the Ultimate Tag-Team Cup and Title Belts! Excellent tournament final as both teams exhausted their save opportunities. DDP used a DIAMOND CUTTER for one near fall. The Midnights used their excellent double-teaming to gain a few near falls themselves. The finish occurred when Cornette's interference backfired and hit Eaton with his Racket. Lane tagged in but Page turned the tide with a DIAMOND CUTTER to win the match! DEFINITE MATCH OF THE YEAR candidate!!! Steen and Page celebrated by hoisting the large, Ultimate Cup together and collecting the winners medals along with the tag-team title belts! The delighted crowd went berserk for the finish and the celebration as the Midnights were finally ousted from the top of the tag-team heap.
** Bonus Match: No-Holds Barred to a Finish! ** Lazer topped long-time rival Barry Windham in a match that went all over ringside. Once the match returned into the ring for the fourth time, Lazer used a Superplex to win the match.
Post by gorillasrus on Apr 25, 2020 5:38:07 GMT -5
Now that the Beat The Bug Showdowns have crowned some new champions in my fed, I ran a series of cards dubbed the Showdown Challenge Tour. Before I post some of the results here is a roll call of champions with a short list of contenders for each.
Ultimate Champion: Lou Thesz Tully Blanchard (tournament runner-up) Vader (former champion who beat Bruiser Brody for the title) Abdullah The Butcher Randy Savage Larry Zbyszko
Hardcore Champion: Sandman Rob Van Dam Killer Kowalski Hacksaw Duggan Nikolai Volkoff
Tag-Team Champions: Diamond Stunners (DDP & Kevin Steen) Midnight Express James Gang Can-Am Flyers (Brunzell and Lyons) Impact Players (Credible and Corino) Quebecers
Ladies Champion: Fabulous Moolah Mildred Burke Candi Devine Sherri Martel Ivory Rockin’ Robin
NOTES: A special Queen of the Hill Battle Royal is signed for the tour, with the winner receiving a title shot against Ladies Champion Fabulous Moolah (or whoever is champion). . .Vader wants back in the title picture and has challenged Abdullah the Butcher to prove it. These two had a slobberknocker during the Beat the Bug Showdown tournament. . . Fed officials have also announced the return of the Fighting Spirit Championship (Cruiserweight) with an 8-man Title Tournament and is scheduled for a later leg of this upcoming tour.
Post by gorillasrus on Apr 25, 2020 6:01:46 GMT -5
Showdown Challenge Tour #1 Cage Match Double Header at the Meadowlands
Bill Apter opened the show interviewing Tully Blanchard and his manager JJ Dillon. Blanchard was the runner-up in a recent Beat The Bug Showdown Tournament and had plenty to say. He claimed that referee Morgan Dollar screwed him out of the tournament and title in his loss to Thesz. Dillon claims he is contact with the best legal team in the country to ensure he gets a fair shake and challenge the slanderous comments that he paid off Abdullah the Butcher to injure Thesz. Blanchard claimed that Thesz influenced the officials with his sanctimonious attitude and payoff. He even pointed out a post-tournament interview with Thesz as the champion stated Dollar is a "fine official". Blanchard said the fix was in and he was railroaded, calling out Thesz that he can take the title "anytime, anyplace". Thesz answered the challenge and while these two were scheduled for a match later, what better way to kick off the tour with a title match!
Ultimate Champion Lou Thesz d. Tully Blanchard (w/ JJ Dillon) by COR. Both men held early advantages but referee Morgan Dollar called this match by the book. Blanchard was frustrated and ended up counted out. This rivalry is not over as they fought to the back much to the crowd's delight.
Mildred Burke beat Ida Mae Martinez in a best of three falls match, using the ALLIGATOR CLUTCH to win her second fall.
Killer Kowalski won a 21-man, come as you are street brawl battle royal. Hacksaw Duggan was last eliminated after Kowalski also tossed Al Snow. The Killer would like a Hardcore Title Match.
Nikolai Volkoff d. Steve Williams with a BACKBREAKER DROP. Battle of powerhouses, saw Volkoff squeeze by the good Doctor with his impressive finisher. Which finisher is better? Volkoff's BACKBREAKER DROP or Williams OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE?
Ladies Champion Fabulous Moolah d. Trish Stratus with a JACKKNIFE CRADLE in another rematch from the Beat The Bug Showdowns.
Sandman d. Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam to win the title! Sandman used the SINGAPORE CANE to win this match, setting up a title match with Killer Kowalski down the road.
CAN-AM Flyers, Jim Brunzell and Red Lyons d. The Quebecers in an exciting tag-team match. After many pin saves, Brunzell polished off Jacques with his patented HIGH FLYING DROPKICK.
Commissioner Teddy Long ordered the match between Vader and Abdullah the Butcher as a Chain Match, since he needed a way to contain these two wild bulls.
Candi Devine d. Sherri Martel with two double leg catapults, followed by a CROSS-BODY BLOCK for the pin on a stunned Sherri.
Vader d. Abdullah The Butcher in a brutal chain match. Both men were bloodied, using the chain as a weapon in a variety of ways.
The James Gang and Cornette’s Midnight Express battled to a DDQ that went all over the arena.
CAGE MATCH DOUBLE HEADER Cage Match #1: Randy Savage d. Ted Dibiase. A bloody Dibiase fell easy prey to a series of vicious knee drop as Savage wanted payback for Dibiase purchasing the services of his manager, Sherri Martel.
Cage Match #2: Larry Zbyszko d. Nick Bockwinkel with a PILEDRIVER. These rivals used the cage as a bludgeon but Larry Legend squeaked by a win in this exciting cage match.
Showdown Challenge Tour #2 Featuring a Queen Of the Hill Battle Royal in Baltimore
Candi Devine upset Ladies Champion Fabulous Moolah to win the TITLE!! Devine used four consecutive SUNSET FLIPS to breakdown the defenses of the champ and get a pinfall! Excellent display of agility and creativity to keep the champ off-balance.
The Midnight Express d. James Gang in Falls Count Anywhere match. The James Gang almost won the match leading off with an impressive hot shot on Lane, but the resourceful Midnights rallied to use the ROCKET LAUNCHER to pin Kip. Great match.
Killer Kowalski d. Hardcore Champion in a Taped Fist Match to win the TITLE! The title train keeps rolling through as the evening’s second title change had Sandman comeback from a big hole only to see Kowalski use a BOMBS AWAY to KO Sandman. The match lived up to expectations.
Tully Blanchard d. Ultimate Champion Lou Thesz in a Best of Three Falls Match but the match had a controversial ending.
Blanchard won fall #1 by DQ as Thesz uncharacteristically lost his cool. Blanchard retaliated with an illegal foreign object passed by Dillon.Some sort of caustic substance was used in Thesz eyes, forcing the referee to DQ. With the match even at 1-1, Tully went to work on Thesz in fall 3. While officials helped Thesz clear the substance enough to continue the match, Blanchard was able to capitalize and pinned Thesz with a SLINGSHOT SUPLEX.
The victory celebration was short as Tully and JJ mocked Thesz and used two piledrivers (one on the title belt) to bloody and injure Thesz. A frustrated Morgan Dollar, grabbed the title belt from the devious duo and claimed suspensions are in order for this heinous act.
Stay tuned on what this means for the Ultimate Championship…
Ivory capped off the night winning the 21-lady Queen of The Hill Battle Royal. The final four were tag-team partners Rockin’ Robin and Princess Victoria along with veteran Beverly Shade. Shade and Vicky went out together, while Ivory used a Northern Lights Suplex to stun Robin before winning the royal!
NOTES: Commissioner Teddy Long was ready to make an announcement regarding the Ultimate Championship but first wanted to assure the fans that the Showdown Challenge Tour will continue. The tour has scheduled stops in Milwaukee, Atlanta, Philadelphia and San Francisco with a big event happening in Chicago. More Details to follow!
Post by gorillasrus on May 4, 2020 19:02:20 GMT -5
BULLETIN: Commissioner Teddy Long stated that what happened between Blanchard and Thesz was despicable as Thesz has a dislocated shoulder and has recovered only 60% of his eyesight. One eye is still completely hazy, with the other facing intermittent problems. No permanent eye damage is anticipated with Thesz taking medication to reduce the infections causing pain and distortion. Thesz also suffered nerve damage in his shoulder/arm from the piledrivers and is not expected to return to action until the later stages of the tour. Long mentioned he must receive medical clearance before allowing a return to the ring. With that said, Tully Blanchard is suspended through the tour as he will miss some big paydays on account of his actions.
With regards to the Ultimate Champion, he stated that Thesz is not the champion since he did lose the match. Blanchard is also not the champion as his status due to suspension will not allow him to defend the title as cannot have him represent the company. Since we have no champion, each city of the tour will hold a 25-man battle royal. Each of the four cities will advance to a mini-playoff tournament in Chicago which will determine a new Ultimate Champion.
The first tour stop is Milwaukee with the battle royal winner representing the North Seed of the knockout tournament in Chicago. Milwaukee also gets a bonus match as a special four-corners tag-team elimination match tops the card: The Road Warriors, Quebecers, Texas Hangmen and The Bushwhackers are the four teams signed to this rumble. Andre The Giant, Crusher, Nick Bockwinkel, Larry Zbyszko, Curt Hennig, Stan Hansen and Hulk Hogan (Dude Brohan) are some of the first names signed for Milwaukee’s leg of the Ultimate Battle Series.
Post by gorillasrus on May 8, 2020 13:40:03 GMT -5
Ultimate Battle Series #1 in Milwaukee, 25-man Battle Royal with Four Corners Elimination Tag-Team Match:
Andre The Giant won the 25-man battle royal and the North Seed last eliminating Hulk Hogan (80sMW Dude Brohan). Crusher and Boris Zhukov rounded out the final four. Hulk and Andre electrified the crowd as the last two survivors with Andre tossing Hogan over the top for the win. Andre tossed Crusher with Hulk pitching out Zhukov to set up the big finish.
Bonus Match: Four Corners Elimination Tag-Team Match: Road Warriors (with Paul Ellering) vs. Quebecers (with Jimmy Hart) vs. Texan Hangmen (with JJ Dillon) vs Bushwhackers.
Road Warrior Hawk pinned Bushwhacker Butch with a running clothesline - Bushwhackers eliminated.
Texas Hangman Psycho pinned Road Warrior Animal after a Pummel in Corner - Warriors eliminated.
Quebecer Jacques pinned Hangman Killer to win the match - Quebecers win the Four Corners Match!
The tour stop hits Atlanta next, stay tuned for some great action!