Post by tigersamurai on Dec 21, 2019 13:21:11 GMT -5
Thanks, Troy. Been so busy with work and fatherhood, I haven't been able to roll the dice much. After recording the pod and needing a breather from real life for a minute, this was fun and therapeutic and much needed. The dice will be rolling through the holidays for sure!
Post by tigersamurai on Dec 27, 2019 10:16:57 GMT -5
Wrestling from Marigold: Championship Wrestling 06.23.2070 from Marigold Arena, Chicago, IL
Disco Inferno vs. George South Disco Inferno defeated George South with a jumping facebuster at 13:48 Match Rating: 3.00 Match Notes: This turned into an excellent debut match for Disco Inferno. He controlled the early goings handily, but South exploded out of the corner with a lariat and got in a string of offense on his own!
Inferno came back, though, and built up a head of steam before putting him away with a jumping face buster. It was dancing time after the bell and while some fans were impressed with the debut, others found his antics bordering on insufferable.
Johnny Saint vs. Ox Baker Ox Baker defeated Johnny Saint with a body slam at 10:10 Match Rating: 3.75 Match Notes: A clash of styles for sure, but no less of a great match for it.
Saint came on strong with his classic mat-based attack. Baker's power proved too much, though and he began working over the smaller man with power moves and holds of his own.
Saint took a beating, but came back in spectacular style and utilized his unique offense to put Baker on the ropes.
Again, Baker's power won out, though. He attacked Saint with a grinding bear hug and then a pair of big body slams before scoring a well-earned 1, 2, 3.
The James Gang vs. The Quebecers Jacques Rougeau defeated B.G. James with a TOWER OF QUEBEC at 4:12 Match Rating: 2.50 Match Notes: The James Gang and the Quebecers were each hoping to score the win in their debut match.
B.G. James got off to a hot start, but Jacques cut him off and an early tag led to a finisher! B.G. kicked out but the punishment didn't stop and Pierre kept the pressure on to wear down B.G. completely.
Kip tried to make the save, but a second TOWER OF QUEBEC and suitable interference in the save by Pierre gave the Quebecers a strong win.
Magnum T.A, vs. Bobby Shane Magnum T.A, defeated Bobby Shane with a pinning combo at 27:40 Match Rating: 4.25 Match Notes: This was a great match between two great competitors that are no stranger to having their hands raised at the Marigold.
Magnum is still looking for a shot at Tully Blanchard's US title and Bobby Shane turned a lot of heads over the last month moving up the rankings toward a shot of his own.
This was an excellent see-saw battle and both men poured everything they had into it. Shane got desperate and loaded the knee up a couple times as well as peppering in some sucker punches.
Magnum was not to be denied, though, he came back and gave as good as he got. The ref showed some levity when the action spilled out, but for the most part this one was kept in the ring.
After over 20 minutes of heated action, both men were teetering on exhaustion as they jockeyed for position. Shane shot Magnum into the ropes and went for a sunset flip, but TA sat down and clutched the legs for a 1, 2, 3!
MAGNUM: Tully Blanchard... I hope you have eyes in the back of your head... Because Diamond Dallas Page isn't the only one with his sights set on you... And tonight is just one example... I don't need the Belly to belly to win...
(Bobby Shane blindsides Magnum with a forearm shot and then lays in some loaded knees! Tully Blanchard runs down and puts the boots to him. DDP is out to run Shane and Blanchard off! JJ Dillon stands with Blanchard and Shane at the entryway as DDP helps Magnum to his feet...)
Flying Redheads vs. The Dream Team Greg Valentine defeated Red Bastien with a FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK at 8:46 Match Rating: 3.25 Match Notes: The Flying Redheads put on a clinic for the majority of this match. Beefcake was their hapless victim as they rolled over him using an array of dazzling and effective moves, but they couldn't put him away in site of fending off some underhanded tactics from his partner.
Eventually, Beefcake took a powder and then trip Bastien and pulled him out and posted him!
Bastien was out on his feet and a desperate tag to Valentine saw the tides shift firmly as the Hammer picked Bastien apart and locked in a FIGURE FOUR for the win.
Lyons was hot and complained to the ref about the earlier moment outside. After an impressive start it's a disappointing outing for an undefeated team.
The Dream Team picks up a big win.
The Destroyer vs. Bobo Brazil Bobo Brazil defeated The Destroyer with a COCO BUTT at 25:37 Match Rating: 4.75 Match Notes: Incredible war! These two went back and forth in spectacular fashion; each man throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the other.
By the end, both men were bleeding and it could've gone either way. Just when the pace would slow and one man would work a hold, an explosion of offense would follow as they continued to see-saw right up until the very end.
The Destroyer looked like he had it in the bag, but a bloody Bobo came back and put the masked man down repeatedly with his patented slam! After a big hammer punch, the Destroyer fell outside. As he climbed back in, Bobo hit his second COCO BUTT of the match and practically fell on Destroyer to score an incredible hard-fought and well-earned victory.
Bob Armstrong vs. Jim Brunzell for the Television Championship Bob Armstrong defeated Jim Brunzell with a GEORGIA JAWJACKER at 2:07 Match Rating: 0.10 Match Notes: Wow! The TV champ made a huge statement here. He squashed Brunzell in convincing fashion and then kept putting the boots to him after the bell, kicking him out of the ring. "Get that piece of garbage out of here!" he shouted.
Steve Regal and Disco Inferno will meet at the next Main Event to decide the next challenger to Armstrong... But after this one has to wonder if either wants that dubious honor...
Post by tigersamurai on Apr 26, 2020 19:39:02 GMT -5
Wrestling from Marigold: The Main Event 06.25.2070 from Marigold Arena, Chicago, IL
The Fantastics vs. The Dream Team Bobby Fulton defeated Greg Valentine with a cross body block at 7:24 Match Rating: 3.75 Match Notes: Incredible action in this compact, fast-paced bout.
The Fantastics are just on fire. They had an answer for everything and were able to dominate Beefcake in the early going and rebound handily when The Hammer put the pressure on later.
Quick tags, great continuity, and devastating double-teams dictated the pace and wore down Valentine until a beautiful cross body put him away.
The Fantastics have earned a shot at the Tag Team titles held by the Midnight Express!
Steve Regal vs. Disco Inferno Steve Regal defeated Disco Inferno with a FT. LAUDERDALE LEGLOCK at 14:57 Match Rating: 4.00 Match Notes: Steve Regal came out like a ball of fire, but much to Disco Inferno's credit, he absorbed it all and continued to look for openings of his own. Regal was able to shut him down at nearly every turn, but as the bout went into the final stretch, Disco came back big and nearly put Regal away.
The timekeeper was preparing for a time limit draw, but Regal timed a reversal perfectly and was able to pepper Disco with more blows and floor him with a big Russian Leg Sweep.
Regal then locked in his finisher and got the submission victory with 3 seconds left on the 15 minute clock!
Regal earns a shot at Bob Armstrong's TV title...
And the Bullet wastes no time making his way to the ring and getting in the new challenger's face, holding the belt up high.
Regal just went nearly 15 hard-fought minutes, but he doesn't back down!
Jimmy Valiant vs. Ox Baker Ox Baker defeated Jimmy Valiant with a HEART PUNCH at 12:06 Match Rating: 3.50 Match Notes: Solid brawl that see-sawed back and forth. Valiant scored a big near fall with the BOOGE WOOGIE ELBOW, but Baker came back strong and they brawled around the ringside area.
Baker got away with one as he hit Valiant with a chair, rolled him in, and hit the HEART PUNCH for the win.
Miracle Violence Connection vs. The Quebecers Jacques Rougeau defeated Terry Gordy with a TOWER OF QUEBEC at 10:22 Match Rating: 3.75 Match Notes: Exciting tag match that ended with a small dose of controversy.
Dr Death and Bam Bam brutalized Jacques Rougeau early on and it looked like the MVC would run away with it.
But a well-timed tag turned the tables, if briefly. They battled back and forth for a time until some double-teaming paid off and Pierre was able to score a series of nearfalls on Gordy.
Eventually the Quebecers hit TOWER OF QUEBEC but Doc was in to break it up. The ref was escorting Doc out when the Quebecers took advantage and beat down Bam Bam! Another TOWER OF QUEBEC and Doc can't stop the count! 1, 2, 3!
What a huge upset. Big win for the Quebecers. They high-tail it as Doctor Death is breathing fire and Gordy gets to his feet, dazed, but angry at what just happened.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. The Destroyer Hacksaw Jim Duggan defeated The Destroyer with a DQ at 3:00 Match Rating: 1.50 Match Notes: Destroyer was a ball of fire early and scored a near fall with the airplane spin and followed up with handstand knee drops.
Hacksaw was in a bad way but started to get something going only to careen out of the ring missing a charge into the corner.
The Destroyer followed out and pummeled Duggan. He ignored the ref's call to get back in the ring and eventually used a chair to draw a DQ. Disappointing finish and it certainly hurts the Destroyer's chances for a title shot.
Diamond Dallas Page and Magnum T.A, vs. Bobby Shane and Tully Blanchard Bobby Shane defeated Magnum T.A, with a JAPANESE SLEEPER at 27:44 Match Rating: 4.00 Match Notes: No love lost between these two newly minted teams.
DDP pummeled Shane early and Magnum unleashed on both Shane and Blanchard.
When he got his hand on Tully, the only thing Blanchard could do was dig into his tights and blast Magnum with a foreign object.
Magnum rallied, but was clearly feeling the effects.
Shane came in and spilled the action outside and he and Tully worked over Magnum as the ref tried to hold back DDP!
Bobby Shane rolled Magnum in and slapped on a figure four, blasted him with a flying forearm, and then locked in the JAPANESE SLEEPER to score a shocking win!
But it wasn't without help from Tully's foreign object and the double-teaming.