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...