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.