Thanks DMKII: 'The Revenge', I should've been more clear, though, it'll be single elimination. I love round robins tournaments, but I think this would've been too much tournament stuff to get things started. That said, there will be a round robin singles tournament down the line!
Solid picks from both you and Pariah. Without spoiling anything, after rolling out a few cards, your picks are still alive...
Look for results coming this afternoon!
The Block format threw me for a loop. Youre rigjt though, round robins can be a real handful. Looking forward to seeing who emerges from the tournaments as champions.
"Let me tell you now, a man of my position can afford to look ridiculous at any time!" - "Macho Man" Randy Savage
G.W.F -GALAXIAN WRESTLING FEDERATION [end 2087]
GALAXIAN Champion: MASSIF (v2)
GALAXIAN Tag Team Champions: THE GLADIATORS (v4)
C.E.W - CENTRA ENTERTAINMENT WRESTLING [Q1.2115]
ALL-CENTRA ENTERTAINMENT Champion: tbd
ALL-CENTRA ENTERTAINMENT Tag Team Champions: tbd
PRIMUS CARNAGE GAUNTLETS Special Matches Champion: tbd
Post by tigersamurai on Apr 26, 2018 16:56:39 GMT -5
Wrestling from Marigold: Championship Wrestling (Card# 1) Year 1 - 04.23 from Marigold Arena, Chicago, IL
Championship Wrestling presented by Wrestling from Marigold at the world famous Marigold Arena in Chicago, IL!
JB: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Wrestling from Marigold! I’m Jack Brickhouse, your play-by-play man for the evening and we have some exciting news. As you may have already heard, Chicago has been chosen to host the tournament to crown a World’s Heavyweight Champion! We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring you eight of the greatest wrestlers in the world battling it out for the richest prize in the game. Names like Lou Thesz, Buddy Rogers, Frank Gotch, and Rikidozan will be competing to determine who will lead our great sport into the future. Of course, it wouldn’t be Chicago wrestling without a couple of wild cards, and perhaps no one fits that bill quite like the man joining me now…
SAVAGE: My name is Macho Man Randy Savage, dig it? And I’m here with one thing mind and one thing only. Climbing to the mountaintop to see the highest of heights! To reach the pinnacle in our sport and look down upon all that is below before dropping the biggest elbow, the one that shakes the Earth, and rattles the heavens, freak out freak out. You know what I mean? Oh yeah!
- Tag Team Championship Tournament - The Rock'n'Roll Express vs. and Brutus Beefcake, Greg Valentine Brutus Beefcake defeated Ricky Morton with a DQ at 10:09 Match Rating: 3.00 Match Notes: "Ladies and gentlemen, your opening contest is a first round matchup in the Tag Team Championship Tournament! It is scheduled for one fall and has a 30 minute time limit!
Making their way to the ring at a combined weight of 516 pounds, the team of Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine, the Dream Team!
And their opponents, hailing from Memphis, TN at a combined weight of 450 pounds, the team of Ricky and Robert, the Rock 'n' Roll Express!"
Ricky and Brutus started things off and Beefcake was able to use his size and strength advantage, but it didn't last long as the superior tag work of the Rock 'n' Roll Express won out!
The performed a multitude of quick tags and double team moves that had both Valentine and Beefcake reeling.
The Dream Team had other things in mind, tho and Beefcake was able to capitalize on a rare mistimed move from Ricky and Robert.
He tossed Ricky outside and they began brawling and while Valentine distracted the ref, Brutus grabbed a chair and hit the ring post before tossing it to Ricky!
The ref spun around and Brutus was laying on the ground while Ricky held the chair. The ref called for the bell as the fans booed and Ricky and Robert protested. Valentine "helped" his partner up as they stole the win...
Vince Lloyd is with the “victors”. VL: Gentlemen, gentlemen, please, that was disgraceful! I can’t believe that the officials or Fred Kohler would let this stand.
GV: Well, Vince, it’s a sad situation. That that punk, Ricky Morton, thought he needed to cheat his way into a win-
VL: That’s simply not what happened.
BB: You’re right, Vin-man! The ref opened his eyes and was able to see what was going on. That’s why we’re walking into the next round. And this Dream Team will strut all the way to the Tag Team Championship!
VL: Well, viewers at home, you and I know what we saw and now we’ll have to see if Robert and Ricky get another chance down the road after that miscarriage of justice. In fact, here they are now, Robert, Ricky-
RM: Vince! Those two think they’re going to get away with this! Robert and I didn’t rock ‘n’ roll our way up I-55 from Memphis to let those two cheaters steal their way to the top! You can be sure that we’ll be boogying our way into the title picture one way or another!
VL: Well, wrestling fans, there you have it. We’ll have to see if the Dream Team can make it any further in the tournament and if the popular Rock ‘n’ Roll Express is able to capitalize on their spot on the roster in spite of this setback. Let’s go to the ring.
- United States Championship Tournament - Iron Sheik vs. The Destroyer The Destroyer defeated Iron Sheik with a DQ at 6:37 Match Rating: 2.00 Match Notes: "The next contest is scheduled for one fall and is an opening round contest in the United States Championship tournament!
Coming to the ring now, hailing from parts unknown and weighing in at 233 pounds, the Destroyer!
And his opponent from Tehran, Iran at 262 pounds, the Iron Sheik!"
They jockeyed for position early, but the Destroyer was just a little faster and came out ahead. He had no trouble combining his mat skills with an aerial attack to wear the Iron Sheik down in short order.
Iron Sheik would roll out to catch a breather and upon his second trip outside he suckered Destroyer out with him and a wild brawl erupted. Destroyer whipped him into the time keepers table, where Sheik picked up the ring bell and rammed it into the Destroyer's face!
The ref immediately called for the bell! The Destroyer will advance, while the Iron Sheik takes the low road and eliminates himself from the tournament.
VL: An unbelievable act of brutality by Iron Sheik as officials are attending to the Destroyer. He’s refusing to take off his mask, tho! In fact, here he comes…
Des: Sheik! You see this (the Destroyer has blood seeping through his mask) I won’t forget this! You might not care about the United States Championship, you might spit on what it stands for, but I’m not going to let you get away with this! One way or another, we’ll meet again, and when we do, it’s going to be a whole different story!
- United States Championship Tournament - Bobo Brazil vs. Johnny Valentine Bobo Brazil defeated Johnny Valentine with a top rope cross body block at 18:07 Match Rating: 4.00 Match Notes: "Our next contest is another opening round match for the United States Championship! It is scheduled for one fall with a 30 minute time limit.
Making his way to the ring now from Seattle, Washington and weighing 255 pounds, Johnny Valentine!
And his opponent, from Benton Harbor, Michigan and weighing 280 pounds, Bobo Brazil!"
This is a main event contest in any territory and these two had a classic clash!
Bobo took to the offensive using his slight power advantage to punish Valentine.
He scored some near falls and after a COCO BUTT, Valentine was busted open! He soldiered on, though and another COCO BUTT opened him even further.
Somehow, the bloodied Valentine mounted a comeback and even scored a near fall of his own, but it wouldn't be enough to stop Bobo's onslaught.
Valentine mounted one last shot at offense and whipped Brazil into the corner, but Bobo moved and Valentine charged into the corner hitting the post! Bobo rolled him up, but only got a 2!
He then went up top and as the bloody Valentine got to his feet, he was met with a colossal cross body from the top to finally score the 1, 2, 3.
Great match! Fans were on their feet multiple times, but especially in the finishing stretch. They cheered on Bobo's victory here.
VL: Bobo Brazil, that was amazing! To see a man your size come off the top like that!
BB: Well, Vince… Truth be told, I didn’t know I had it in me either… But Johnny Valentine is a world class talent. And as the match went on I knew I was gonna have to dig deep and pull something special out to get the job done. But I’ll be honest. On another night… It might’ve gone another way.
VL: Now Bobo, that Coco Butt, it split Johnny wide open. I thought it was over after that.
BB: That’s what I’m talking about Vince, Johnny is a tough customer. He’s one of those tough guys that sees his own blood and gets stronger. So I knew I was gonna have to do things I don’t normally do. But he earned my respect. Unlike that son of his…
VL: Now wait a minute, here comes Valentine now.
(Johnny Valentine has been hastily bandaged up)
JV: Now wait a minute, Brazil. I appreciate you recognizing how tough I am. I appreciate you giving me a great match, even if I did come up short. And I may not agree with everything my son does, but he’s still my son. So I’d like if you didn’t bring him up. No reason to make things ugly between us.
(There’s a tense moment between the two, before Johnny leaves the booth. Bobo shakes his head and then walks off shortly after.)
VL: Fans, we’ll be watching these two closely. Can’t help but wonder if there won’t be some growing issue or animosity after Bobo’s comments. Unintentional or otherwise.
- World Heavyweight Championship Tournament - Antonio Inoki vs. Lou Thesz Lou Thesz defeated Antonio Inoki with a DQ at 5:15 Match Rating: 1.75 Match Notes: "It's time for the main event of the evening! This match is schedule for one fall with a 60 minute time limit and is an opening round bout in the World's Heavyweight Championship Tournament!
Coming down the aisle at 225 lbs and hailing from Yokohama, Japan, Antonio Inoki!
And his opponent, from St. Louis, Missouri and weighing in at 238 pounds, Lou Thesz!"
Things got off to a good start with Thesz mixing it up with some strikes and holds. He worked over the head and neck area, but Inoki came back to do the same with a pair of cobra twists!
Thesz would bounce back with a punch to the ribs and a series of dropkicks for a near fall.
After an airplane spin, Inoki rolled to the outside and Thesz came to the apron to try to get him back in, but Inoki pulled him down and out and rammed him into the announce table!
The referee warned him, but he kept slamming Thesz into the table and the ref called for the bell!
The fans are not happy and this is certainly not the way either man wanted it to end, but Inoki's temper may have gotten the best of him... Or was it desperation?
Certainly not the way we wanted to end this telecast.
VL: Lou, Lou, Mr. Thesz, can we get a word?
LT: Vince, I’m not too happy right now and I’d rather not say something I don’t mean, so I’ll keep this short. Things should’ve gone a different way. I don’t want to coast to the next round on a disqualification. I know Inoki is better than that, he knows he’s better than that. Maybe we’ll get the chance to prove it just like I’m looking forward to the chance to prove to these fans and the viewers what I’m capable of when there aren’t any shenanigans like tonight.
VL: Thank you, Lou. You’ve handled yourself well. And I, for one, am certainly looking forward to seeing you in the ring again. Well, fans, that’s all for us tonight, here at the Marigold! For Fred Kohler, Jack Brickhouse, and all the team here in Chicago, we bid you a good evening and we’ll see you next time at the matches.
Post by tigersamurai on Apr 26, 2018 17:51:02 GMT -5
Troy yeah, I wasn't too thrilled with the DQs, but the dice roll funny sometimes and I guess that'll help with the old school nature. Rules once broken, have consequences. Show two is markedly better in my opinion.
Post by tigersamurai on Apr 27, 2018 15:00:08 GMT -5
Wrestling from Marigold: The Main Event (Card #2) Year 1 - 04.28 from Marigold Arena, Chicago, IL
Jack Brickhouse and Vince Lloyd welcome us to the Main Event and run down the card. Vince then welcome Paul Ellering to the booth!
VL: Mr. Ellering, your team, The Road Warriors are scheduled to compete in the Tag Team Championship Tournament. What can you tell us about Hawk and Animal?
PE: What can I tell you about Hawk and Animal? Vince, I could tell you a great many things about Hawk and Animal, but there are no words to speak for the devastation and demolition that will be wrought in the ring. No words could speak as loudly as the shattered bones and broken bodies they leave behind. Hawk and Animal are not just here to win titles, Vince, they're here to inflict pain. They're here to bring about doomsday for any team that steps in the ring with them. All you need to know about Hawk and Animal, the Road Warriors, you will learn in the ring next week.
- United States Championship Tournament - Jimmy Snuka vs. Curt Hennig Curt Hennig defeated Jimmy Snuka with a HENNIG PLEX at 7:12 Match Rating: 3.50 Match Notes: "Our opening contest is a first round match in the United States Championship Tournament scheduled for one fall with a 30 minute time limit!
Coming down the aisle, the competitor from Fiji Islands, weighing 250 pounds, Jimmy "Suplerfly" Snuka!
And his opponent, hailing from Robbinsdale, MN, weighing 256 pounds, Curt Hennig!"
This match got off to a hot start as Hennig hit some strikes and a big dropkick for a near fall!
After that is settled into a great see-saw battle as they targeted each others backs and necks. Snuka tried going up top, but Hennig cut him off and dumped him to the mat!
They continued to jockey back and forth, both hitting some big moves and feeling the pain as the minutes ticked by.
They were battling in the corner when Snuka took over and shot Hennig into the ropes... Double clothesline! Both men are down. Snuka stirs... He's going up top... But Hennig is up! He tosses Snuka from the top! HENNIG PLEX! 1, 2, 3!
What a win in a hard fought little match.
Hennig is stopped by Vince Lloyd on the way to the back.
VL: Curt, that was a fantastic performance and what a suplex to finish things off.
CH:Thanks a lot, Vince. It's a move I've been working on and while I won't say it's quite perfect, it's getting there. And maybe, so am I.
VL: Congratulations on your victory and advancement in the US title tournament.
- Tag Team Championship Tournament - The Midnight Express vs. The Heavenly Bodies DennisCondrey2017 defeated Stan Lane with a MIDNIGHT MASSACRE at 8:28 Match Rating: 3.00 Match Notes: "This next contest is a one fall match with a 30 minute time limit and it is an opening round match in the Tag Team Championship Tournament!
Making their way to the ring now from the Darkside in Alabama, at a combined weight of 472 pounds, accompanied by the manager, James E. Cornette, Beautiful Bobby and Lover Boy Dennis, the Midnight Express!
And their opponents weighing in at 445 pounds, Tom Prichard and Stan Lane, the Heavenly Bodies!"
This was an interesting bout as Stan Lane ended up being the only man in the ring for his team. Dennis and Bobby controlled most of the match, but Stan had some incredible flurries.
Tom Prichard broke up one pinfall attempt and faced DQ as he dropped Condrey with an ENZUGIRI!
Somehow Condrey got up to his feet and made the tag before Lane did as the ref saw Prichard to the corner.
Eaton unloaded on Lane and then tagged Condrey for the MIDNIGHT MASSACRE!
Eaton cut off Prichard and the Midnight Express gets the win!
Vince Lloyd stops the victors on their way to the back and Cornette snatches the mic.
JC: My name is James E Cornette and I represent the greatest tag team in all the land, the Midnight Express! I don’t know if Chicago is even ready for the spectacular beatings my team of Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey will lay down on all challengers. So all the tag teams coming through this territory have been forewarned!
- United States Championship Tournament - Blackjack Mulligan vs. Tony Atlas Tony Atlas defeated Blackjack Mulligan with a PRESS SLAM AND SPLASH at 22:22 Match Rating: 3.75 Match Notes: "This next matchup is scheduled for one fall with a 30 minute time limit and it is an opening round match in the United States Championship Tournament.
Introducing first, hailing from Roanoke, Virginia and weighing in at 250 pounds, Mr. USA, Tony Atlas!
And his opponent from Eagle Pass, Texas and weighing 340 pounds, Blackjack Mulligan!"
They see-sawed for control early and Atlas was able to hit some big moves, but Mulligan shook it off and came roaring back. He spent the bulk of the match pummeling Atlas with forearms, elbows, and some big lariats, but Atlas would not stay down or submit to the CLAW.
A near fall after a big lariat seemed to see the writing on the wall, but Atlas would block a jab and shoot Mulligan into the ropes... big shoulder tackle and both men are down! But Atlas is up! Jumping headbutt!
Atlas picks Mulligan up! He gets him up! Incredible! PRESS SLAM AND SPLASH! 1, 2, 3!
What a win out of no where! Mulligan can't believe it either as he exits to the back, not too happy, and clutching his mid-section.
Vince stops Atlas on his way to the back.
VL: Tony Atlas, that was an amazing display of strength! Especially, if you don't mind my saying, after the beating you were taking in there.
TA: Whooph... Well, Vince... I'm hurting... No doubt. But sometimes you just gotta believe you can get it done... And that's what... That's what I did tonight.
- World Heavyweight Championship Tournament - Rikidozan vs. Frank Gotch Frank Gotch defeated Rikidozan with a grinding hammerlock at 20:05 Match Rating: 4.00 Match Notes: "The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it has a 30 minute time limit. It is in the opening round of the World's Heavyweight Championship Tournament!
Making his way to the ring right now from Humboldt, Iowa and weighing in at 208 pounds, Frank Gotch!
And his opponent hailing from Nagasaki, Japan at 230 pounds, Rikidozan!"
These two shared a tense handshake early, but it didn't take long for both men to start laying in the strikes as they battled for control.
Gotch took advantage of a mis-step and began stretch Rikidozan every which way he could. He worked the crossfire and armbar and would end up dropping Rikidozan multiple times with the big Iowa backdrop!
Rikidozan was able to use his power a couple of times, but it wasn't to last.
Gotch began working the knee bar and Rikidozan was limping as well as having a left arm hanging limply at his side.
Rikidozan tried to take a breather outside, but Gotch was relentless. He followed him out, smashed his arm into the ring-post and then rolled Rikidozan in and applied a grinding hammerlock, he stepped on Rikidozan's knee as well and the Japanese talent had no choice but to tap out!
Vince Lloyd tries to get a word with Gotch after, but Gotch seemed to have little interest in speaking as he gave a wave to the fans and hit the back.
VL: Fight fans, it seems the man from Humboldt, Iowa isn't interested in talking right now, but after that performances, I suppose he said it all in the ring.
JB: Wrestling fans, that's it for us this week on the Main Event presented from the world famous Marigold Arena here in Chicago, Illinois! We'll see you next time on Championship Wrestling with more great action!
Post by tigersamurai on Apr 28, 2018 19:26:41 GMT -5
Thanks, guys. Glad Gotch got the win, Troy It wasn't a foregone conclusion, but he was my first every LOW champ way back when I started playing with the Legends, so I'm always pleased to see him get victories.
Pariah Back in the day, when I first started playing and posting to the old message board/ guestbook and they yahoo groups, I used to fully script out my shows. Long promo segments, back and forth, commentary, whole nine yards. Some of those old shows were like reading the transcript of an ECW show, no joke. So it's fun to be able to script out some bits here and there, plus I hope it's a good intro into the character. Because, even with LOW guys, there's some latitude as to which Curt Hennig we're getting, for example. I don't do too many promos for my Classics fed any more, tho there are a few here and there.
That said, I've had a CHIKARA fed brewing for over a year that I've written some dialogue scenes for. After seeing Infinity War last night, it made me start to think it might be the right time to unleash it one the group. Of course, I always keep meaning to get Bandit Dragon started up again too. So many feds, only so many hours... Unless you're you, of course. You're so prolific it makes my head spin sometimes, haha. Keep the good work, man. Always fun to read. And thanks for following along.
Post by tigersamurai on Apr 28, 2018 19:29:01 GMT -5
Wrestling from Marigold: Championship Wrestling (Card #3) Year 1 - 04.30 from Marigold Arena, Chicago, IL
- United States Championship Tournament - Diamond Dallas Page vs. Del Wilkes Diamond Dallas Page defeated Del Wilkes with a face first pile driver at 4:52 Match Rating: 2.50 Match Notes: "Ladies and gentlemen our opening bout is scheduled for one fall with a 30 minute time limit! It is an opening round contest in the United States Championship Tournament!
Making his way to the ring from Columbia, South Carolina weighing in at 275 pounds, The Patriot, Del Wilkes!
And his opponent from the Jersey Shore, weighing 253 pounds, Diamond Dallas Page!"
These two jockeyed for position early, looking evenly matched, but DDP hit a Diamond Dream off the ropes!
Wilkes came back, but it was not to be as Page hit a sunset flip off the ropes and then dropped him with another Diamond Dream before hitting a face first piledriver to get the 1, 2, 3!
- Tag Team Championship Tournament - The Sheepherders vs. The Fantastics Tommy Rogers defeated Luke Williams with a ROCKET LAUNCHER at 1:19 Match Rating: 0.10 Match Notes: "Ladies and gentlemen, this next contest is an opening round match in the Tag Team Championship Tournament! It is scheduled for one fall with a 30 minute time limit!
Making their way to the ring at this time from Auckland, New Zealand at a combined weight of 500 pounds, Butch and Luke, the Sheepherders!
And their opponents, hailing from the City of Angels and at a combined weight of 442 pounds, Tommy Rogers and Bobby Fulton, the Fantastics!"
Tommy Rogers was whipped into the ropes, but hit a big dropkick that had Luke reeling a quick tag to Fulton saw the team hit a PRESS SLAM and SPLASH for a two count and then immediately follow up with a ROCKEY LAUNCHER to get the quick 1, 2, 3! Unreal! What a dominant win for the Fantastics. Butch and Luke don't even know what to make of it.
Vince Lloyd grabs a moment with the winners.
VL: Tommy, Bobby, that was just incredible! What do you have to say?
TR: Well, Vince, we knew going in we had an advantage as far as speed goes. We knew we could come out the better team.
BF: That's right! But being honest men, even we didn't think it would go down quite like that. All I know is, we're off to the races and there ain't nobody stopping us now!
- United States Championship Tournament - Magnum T.A, vs. Tully Blanchard Tully Blanchard defeated Magnum T.A, with a top rope sledge at 11:10 Match Rating: 3.75 Match Notes:Our next contest is scheduled for one fall with a 30 minute time limit and it is an opening round match in the United States Championship Tournament!
Making his way to the ring, accompanied by the manage James J. Dillon, hailing from San Antonio, Texas and weighing 228 pounds, Tully Blanchard!
And his opponent, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, weighing 244 pounds, Magnum T.A.!
The fans are crazy for Magnum and he gives them one hell of a match. But Tully is able to cut him off at a couple of crucial moments.
Getting desperate, Blanchard is able to land a few punches and quick pile driver! But he can't get the 3 count! While Dillon complains to the ref about the speed of his count, Blanchard gets in his tights and blasts Magnum with a loaded fist!
He hits the top rope sledge, but it's elementary as he scores the tainted 1, 2, 3!
The crowd is hollering at the ref about the foreign object, but it's too late as Blanchard high tails it to the back and Magnum is slow to get to his feet, but livid once he does.
VL: Magnum, Magnum, I'm sorry, but I have to get your thoughts on what just took place.
TA: What just took place, Vince! What just took place was a coward being a coward. But I'm not going to cry over sour grapes here. Tully Blanchard, you got by the only way you know how, but I tell you this, we haven't seen the last of one another and the next time you step into a ring with me, we're going to write a whole different story, you hear me? And I guarantee, no matter what I have to do, there will be a next time.
- World Heavyweight Championship Tournament - Harley Race vs. Nick Bockwinkle Nick Bockwinkle defeated Harley Race with a BOCKWINKEL SLEEPER at 14:54 Match Rating: 4.00 Match Notes:It's time for the main event of the evening! It is an opening round contest in the World's Heavyweight Championship Tournament and it is scheduled for one fall with a 60 minute time limit!
Making his way to the ring at this time, hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, weighing it at 268 pounds, Harley Race!
And his opponent from Beverly Hills, California and weighing in at 245 pounds, Nick Bockwinkel!
These two had a great back and forth match that could've gone either way! Lots of holds and strikes and some big suplexes from the get go. Neither man was able to hit much from the corner, but Harley did score big with a back suplex and knee drop combo.
Bockwinkel started to get an advantage by working over the midsection of Race with some big kicks to the ribs and the abdominal stretch. Race came back, though. He was protecting his ribs and it may have cost him as he was tentative in whipping Bockwinkel into the ropes.
Nick scored with a big pile driver and then applied his patented sleeper hold to get the big win!
Vince Lloyd was able to get a word with him after the match...
NB: Vince, before you say another word, let me tell you where Mr. Race went wrong. You see, he was not prepared for my fortitude and it was his on ineptitude that led to my dissection of his body and demolition of his championship dreams. Success is simply when opportunity meets preparation and tonight, I was more prepared than my opponent. And the next time you see me, I won't miss out on that opportunity. And I just might not be alone.
JB: Well, Vince, we've had a quite a night here at the Marigold and wrestling fans, we thank you for joining us. We'll see you next time at the matches right here on the DuMont Network! G'night!