Post by tigersamurai on Apr 28, 2018 20:35:59 GMT -5
Totally agree! Would love to see Bockwinkel in color. Would not be mad at all if the next set was AWA themed. We could get Stevens and the Vachons in color, too. That said, I don't mind mixing and matching the color and B&W in the meantime. Too many combinations to pass up.
Beautiful job summarizing the action... Especially with that final bout... Race gets a lot of credit for being one tough hombre, but sometimes there's just no counter for superb technical ability... As was the case here with Bock disecting his opponent with a surgeon's skill...
Also really enjoyed Magnum's closing remarks... He was so worked up over his loss that he mixed his cliches - But I'm not going to cry over sour grapes here. Ha! I could totally picture a wrestler doing that during a real promo...
Post by tigersamurai on May 1, 2018 11:46:25 GMT -5
Thanks Pariah I've been enjoying trying to get in the wrestlers "heads" and deliver promos that have some verisimilitude to them. I can never decide what's more difficult: writing promos for characters we've never heard speak in GWF, aCe, & CPC, etc or LOW and Indy promos from guys we hear speak all the time.
Post by tigersamurai on May 1, 2018 12:54:46 GMT -5
Wrestling from Marigold: The Main Event (Card #4) 05.05.2070 from Marigold Arena, Chicago, IL
- United States Championship Tournament - Masked Superstar vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan Masked Superstar defeated Hacksaw Jim Duggan with a COBRA HOLD at 7:30 Match Rating: 2.75 Match Notes:Our opening contest is schedule 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 from Atlanta, Georgia and weighing 269 pounds, Masked Superstar!
And his opponent from Glen Falls, New York, weighing in at 280 pounds, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan!
Superstar paced himself early and wore down Hacksaw. Frustration started to mount after he couldn't put him away with the SPINNING NECKBREAKER.
He hit a huge Superstar clothesline and Duggan rolled out. Superstar followed and smashed him into the post! Duggan was split open!
Superstar his a splash back inside and applied his COBRA HOLD to get the victory as blood loss took it's toll on Hacksaw.
- Tag Team Championship Tournament - The Road Warriors vs. and Boris Zhukov, Nikolai Volkoff Animal defeated Nikolai Volkoff with a POWER SLAM at 2:07 Match Rating: 0.10 Match Notes:The next match is scheduled for one fall with a 30 minute time limit and it is an opening round contest in the Tag Team Championship Tournament!
Making their way to the ring accompanied by the manager, Paul Ellering, hailing from Chicago, Illinois, at a combined weight of 562 pounds, Hawk and Animal, the Road Warriors!
And their opponents, hailing from the Soviet Union, at a combined weight of 611 pounds, Boris Zukhov and Nikolai Volkoff, the Russians!
Hawk had an easy night as Animal demolished both members of the Russians in short order and hit a huge POWER SLAM to take out Volkoff for the 1, 2, 3 in short order.
Vince Lloyd is able to get a word with Paul Ellering...
PE: I told you, Vince. I told everyone out there. The Road Warriors are not here to play nice or put on wrestling clinics. They are here to seek and destroy. And tonight is just a taste of the havoc that Hawk and Animal will unleash!
HAWK: Oooooooooow, what a rush!
- United States Championship Tournament - Bruiser Brody vs. Tommy Rich Tommy Rich defeated Bruiser Brody with a DQ at 6:03 Match Rating: 2.75 Match Notes:This matchup is an opening round match in the United Sates Tournament and is schedule for a 30 minute time limit with one fall!
Entering first, from Hendersonville, Tennessee at 248 pounds, "Wildfire" Tommy Rich!
And his opponent, from Albuquerque, New Mexico at 284 pounds, Bruiser Brody!
Rich had quite a following of fans, but the wild man, Bruiser Brody was not without his admirers.
Brody had control early and asserted his power with some big moves, but Rich bounced back after a near fall and actually applied his SLEEPER HOLD!
Brody powered out and the action would spill outside. Rich actually got the advantage after pushing Brody into the guardrail and then slamming him into the time keepers table!
Brody's ire was up and it meant disaster for Rich's well-being as he slammed him on the floor, then pulled up the mats much to the referee's protestations and dropped him again with a suplex on the concrete!
Brody then grabbed the time keepers bell and dropped it on Rich!
The ref called for the bell and DQ'd Brody! Brody barely seemed to register as he continued his assault on Rich!
Luckily officials were able to contain the situation before any serious damage was done.
Brody then storms the booth and grabs Vince's mic!
BB: Excuse me, Vince! Excuse me! You see it seems around here if you know the right people, you can get whatever you want. Exhibit A: Buddy Nature Boy Rogers… Lou Thesz... Randy Savage... Harley Race! Need I go on? Who did they beat to get in their little tournament? Who? They sure as hell didn’t beat Bruiser Brody! And Bruiser Brody is more than willing to go in that ring and prove that no man that steps in with me will walk out the same. So come what may, I’m demanding that Mr. Kohler puts me on the path to a World’s Heavyweight Championship match… Or else… You can damn sure bet there’ll be hell to pay!
(Brody storms out of the booth leaving Lloyd flustered as he tries to get control.
VL: Well, fans... I don't know what else to day... I mean, the language... I apologize for the outburst of Bruiser Brody... I don't know, Jack... There seems little excuse... Let's get back to the ring.
- World Heavyweight Championship Tournament - Buddy Rogers vs. Randy Savage Buddy Rogers defeated Randy Savage with a FIGURE FOUR GRAPEVINE at 9:25 Match Rating: 3.50 Match Notes:This next contest is scheduled for one fall and it has a 60 minute time limit. It is an opening round match in the World's Heavyweight Championship Tournament!
Making his way to the ring, from Sarasota, Florida at 248 pounds, "Macho Man" Randy Savage!
And his opponent, hailing from Camden, New Jersey, and weighing 227 pounds, "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers!
Buddy Rogers methodically took the fight to Savage and controlled the early goings handily!
He scored a near fall, but Savage would come back and they would see saw for a bit, but Rogers was always able to get the edge.
Eventually, he hit a pair of big jumping knees to Savage's leg and Macho Man was clearly hurting! He showed one last flourish by hitting a clothesline at the same time as Rogers.
Both men were down, but Rogers was able to get to his feet and lock in his FIGURE FOUR! Savage was in excruciating pain and Rogers made it only worse by grabbing the ropes for added leverage! The ref was blind to it as he checked on Savage and Macho Man had no choice but to concede the match as his leg was being wrenched by the move.
Vince Lloyd was able to grab the victor...
VL: Buddy... Buddy, the ref might not have seen-
BR: Vince, let me tell you something, you might not like it and these plebeians might not like, but when Nature Boy Buddy Rogers decides it's time to put an end to a match, no one, no matter how Macho will be able to stop me. My skills have no match. I have no peer in that ring.
(Savage, in spite of his pronounced limp, rushes the announce booth!)
SAVAGE: Buddy Rogers! You know what you did! They know what you did! Most importantly, I know you did! Oh yeah. I'll take your leg off and beat you to death with it! You hear me?! Oh yeah!
(Officials pour into the booth area to keep Savage away from Buddy Rogers.)
JB: Fight fans, we are out of time here at the Marigold! I'm sure we haven't seen the last of this, but in the meantime, thanks for watching! We'll be back on the DuMont Network for our next night at the matches!
Post by tigersamurai on May 2, 2018 20:00:23 GMT -5
Wrestling from Marigold: Championship Wrestling (Card #5) 05.07.2070 from Marigold Arena, Chicago, IL
- United States Championship Tournament - Tully Blanchard vs. Tony Atlas Tully Blanchard defeated Tony Atlas with a SLINGSHOT SUPLEX at 8:34 Match Rating: 4.00 Match Notes:Ladies and gentlemen our opening contest is schedule for one fall with a 30 minute time limit and it is a quarter-final match in the United States Championship Tournament!
Making his way to the ring, accompanied by the manager J.J. Dillon, from San Antonio, Texas, weighing in at 228 pounds, Tully Blanchard!
And his opponent, from Roanoke, Virginia, and weighing 250 pounds, "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas!
Atlas went for a big clothesline at the bell, but Blanchard ducked and then was on him with a fury!
Atlas tried to make a comeback, but it was short-lived and Blanchard hit his SLINGSHOT SUPLEX, not once, but twice! Shocked when Atlas got the shoulder up, things turned ugly...
Action spilled outside and Blanchard dropped the axe handle from the apron to the back of Atlas' head sending him face first into the guardrail!
Tony Atlas was busted open and Blanchard one to work on the cut! Atlas was a mess in short order as Blanchard dipped into the tights and hit him with that foreign object!
Dillon definitely did his job, but Tony Atlas, enraged at the sight of his own blood came back with a big jumping headbutt!
They brawled around the ringside area and just when it looked like the tides were turning for Mr. USA, J.J. Dillon distracted the ref and Blanchard got the upper hand!
He brutalized the bloodied Atlas and then rolled him in, hit him with the foreign object for good measure and then dropped him with another SLINGSHOT SUPLEX to get the 1, 2, 3!
Blanchard was standing over Atlas and laid in a couple of kicks... Here comes Magnum T.A.!
Magnum clears the ring as the fans cheer!
Vince Lloyd can't get a word with Tully as he escapes to the back, but Magnum stops as a doctor attends to Atlas.
VL: Magnum, clearly you took issue with what we saw here tonight.
TA: Vince, let me tell you something, Tully Blanchard, you're no man as far as I'm concerned. You strut out to the ring all ego and have your little manager at your side looking for any way to cheat your way to a win. You busted up a good man tonight and stole his opportunity the same way you did mine! I won't stand for it, these people won't stand for it, and I hope Tony Atlas doesn't stand for it! You're a coward and a cheat and it's gonna catch up with you and when it does... I'm gonna be there. You can count on that!
Magnum is fired up as the fans chant his name.
- United States Championship Tournament - Diamond Dallas Page vs. Curt Hennig Curt Hennig defeated Diamond Dallas Page with a DQ at 3:29 Match Rating: 2.00 Match Notes:Our next match is a quarter-final round contest in the United States Championship Tournament. Scheduled for one fall with a 30 minutes time limit.
Making his way to the ring from the Jersey Shore and weighing 253 pounds, Diamond Dallas Page!
And his opponent, from Robbinsdale, Minnesota, weighing 256 pounds, Curt Hennig!
They see sawed back and forth with Hennig landing some bigger bombs like The Axe, but Page was rallying when Hennig charged the corner and flipped outside!
Page went after him and they began brawling at the ringside area. The ref came out to try and restore order, but Hennig suckered Page in and ducked a chop! The ref went sprawling to the floor. When he got back to his feet, groggy, he called for the bell and DQ'd Page!
Page protested, but it was to no avail! Hennig advances in the tournament!
- Tag Team Championship Tournament - The Fantastics vs. and Brutus Beefcake, Greg Valentine Bobby Fulton defeated Greg Valentine with a right hand punch at 22:09 Match Rating: 4.75 Match Notes:The next match is scheduled for one fall with a 30 minute time limit! It is scheduled for one fall with a 30 minute time limit.
Making their way to the ring, from the City of Angels at a combined weight of 442 pounds, Tommy Rogers and Bobby Fulton, the Fantastics!
And their opponents at a combined weight of 516 pounds, Greg Valenting and Brutus Beefcake, the Dream Team!
This was a stone cold classic! They went back and forth and both teams played to their styles. There were plenty of near falls and as the match went on the action just got hotter and hotter. Valentine, Fulton, and Beefcake were all bloodied up due to brawling on the outside.
There was some beautiful double-team moves from each, with a high-light being Rogers lifting Valentine in a suplex and Fulton coming off the top with a cross body!
At one point, Fulton came over the top rope with a plancha, but Beefcake moved and he went crashing to the floor, coming up bloodied and Beefcake then drove him into the post nearly scoring with a count-out.
The finish was hot as the crimson masked Fulton slipped out of a suplex attempt by Valentine and when Beefcake came in, he and Rogers hit the double body drop and then Fulton clocked Valentine with a right hand to get the 1, 2, 3!
Vince Lloyd was unable to get a word with the exhausted and bloody competitors, but there was an interested party at ringside that he got a moment with.
VL: Excuse me, but you seemed rather interested in this match-
HART: That's right, daddy. Let me tell you something, I wanted a look at these two teams. You see, Jimmy Hart is looking to find a team of wrestlers and take 'em to the very top.
VL: I take it you're interested in the Fantastics, Tommy Rogers and Bobby Fulton?
HART: Well, that's where you're wrong, Vince! I see something in Valentine and Beefcake. They call themselves the Dream Team, but I have a feeling their dream is missing one special ingredient... And I think I know what they need...
VL: Well, there you have it. Newcomer Jimmy Hart, looking for a team to manage... Perhaps the losers win in this instance?
- World Heavyweght Championship Tournament - Lou Thesz vs. Nick Bockwinkle Nick Bockwinkle defeated Lou Thesz with a pinning combo at 4:18 Match Rating: 2.75 Match Notes:The next bout is your main event of the evening! It is a semi-final match in the World's Heavyweight Championship Tournament!
Making his way to the ring from Beverly Hills, California and weighing in at 241 pounds, Nick Bockwinkel
And, his opponents, coming to the ring from St. Louis, Missouri and weighing 238 pounds, Lou Thesz!
We got out of to a great start with some excellent scientific mat wrestling. Thesz targeted the neck and head of his opponent and ground in with the headlock and the head scissors.
Bockwinkel was able to make it to a vertical base and Thesz shot him into the ropes, but when he came off Bockwinkel was able to roll him up! He's got the tights! He's got the tights!
1, 2, 3!
Unbelievable! Bockwinkel slides out of the ring as Thesz confronts the ref. Bockwinkel is making his way to the back as Vince Lloyd stops him, but a familiar face interjects himself...
HEENAN: Listen here, mongoloid! You don't need to ask Mr. Bockwinkel a thing! All you need to know is that he is represented! And he is not alone. And Lou Thesz, the great Lou Thesz can cry a river in that ring, but it is undeniable that the greatest wrestler in the world is standing to my left right now. And that man, Nick Bockwinkel, will be the World's Heavyweight Champion. And the great hooker just found out what it's like to get out-smarted by a literal genius in the ring. So like it or not, you better learn to live with it, because the man from Beverly Hills is here... to... stay!
JB: Fans what a night it has been. I don't know what to say about what we've just seen, but I also know we saw one of the best tag team matches ever... Wait a minute, wait a minute...
Lou Thesz has made his way to the broadcast booth.
THESZ: Jack, I'm sorry, but I've got something to say! Bobby Heenan! Nick Bockwinkel! You want to insult the sport of professional wrestling by lying and cheating and pulling fast ones! By disrespecting the business I love and will protect with the last drop of blood in my body! The next time you stand across the ring from me, and believe me there will be a next time, I will give no quarter! There will be no easy way or hard way, but just my way. You'll be lucky if I don't leave you crippled in the middle of the ring. You took an opportunity from me and you took it in the most cowardly way possible! Fool me once... You will not fool me again!