The Vintage Wrestling Club of Virginia found its niche when the monopoly of professional wrestling was broken up. A conglomerate of believers that legitimate sportsmanship and talent could outshine showmanship and glitz. A resurrection of the Greco-Roman and Catch as Catch Can styles has captivated a small east coast audience and is hoping that with a bit of luck (and perhaps a TV contract?) to bring their unique blend of entertainment to a much larger audience...
It was announced that all matches this evening would be contested in a single fall match, except for the Main Event which would be contested under 2 out of 3 falls rules. It was further announced that the Greco-Roman World Champion Aleksander Aberg would be coming through town soon and before his arrival would be a 2 night tourney to determine the #1 Contender to his title.
1. Ken Shamrock def Dr. B.F. Roller with the Ankle lock.
2. Great Gama destroyed Buff Bagwell in 2 moves pinning him with a waist lock and heel trip.
3. Bas Ruten and Volk Han put on a 20 minute clinic of catch-as-catch-can hold and counter-hold before the time keeper rang the bell for the TLD.
4. Magnum T.A. def Henry Irslinger with a Belly-To-Belly Suplex.
5. Nikolai Volkoff def Ilio DiPaolo with a Russian Bearhug.
6. Stanislaus Zbyszko def Doug Gilbert with the Toe Hold.
7. Steve Williams destroyed B Brian Blair following back to back lariats.
8. MAIN EVENT: Ed Lewis def Kurt Angle 2 falls to 1. Angle took the first fall with the Angle Slam. Lewis returned to take the second fall after a series of 4 Headlocks, wearing Angle down for the pin. The 3rd fall was mired in controversy as Angle connected with a clothesline that sent Lewis over the top rope, garnering Angle the DQ loss in the 3rd fall.
Announced for next week is the Greco-Roman tourney opening round and a "Top Rope Rule is waived" rematch between Lewis and Angle.
Really good stuff though disappointing ending to the final match.
Yeah, I have some separate house rules I have used for vintage style matches... and the dice at times seem determined to screw with what i have planned, but they also at times open all new ideas and angles, so I guess we will find out where they are headed this time, lol
The announcement was made that due to the "Top Rope Rule is waived" rematch between Kurt Angle and Strangler Lewis in the main event, these 2 men would not be in the tournament and 2 men, determined by luck of the draw, would receive a first round bye. The rules of the Greco-Roman tourney were explained and a spokesman for Mr. Aberg was present to ensure that all was in proper readiness for the champion's upcoming visit.
Greco-Roman Tournament: Night One
It is announced that Magnum T.A. has received the upper bracket bye and that Henry Irslinger has received the lower bracket bye.
1 (Winner to meet Magnum T.A. in second round): Ken Shamrock def Ilio Dipaolo with a bridging suplex in the first round.
2: Volk Han def Buff Bagwell by disqualification in the second fall when Bagwell lost his cool and started throwing fists. After a 3rd warning, the referee stopped the match and awarded it to a rather upset Han.
3: Bas Ruten def Nikolai Volkoff 2 falls to 1. Ruten took the first and third fall on points, Volkoff squeaking out the points for the second fall.
4: Doug Gilbert def B.F. Roller by injury default when Roller's ribs were injured in the second fall and he was unable to continue. Ringside doctors reported later that he should be cleared to return within 2 weeks.
5: The Great Gama def B. Brian Blair by pinfall with a body lock and bridge in the first fall.
6 (Winner to face Henry Irslinger in second round): Steve Williams def Stanislaus Zbyszko by injury default when Zbyszko could not keep his feet after the second fall (tied 1-1 on points). Ringside doctors reported it was a minor sprain and Zbyszko would likely return the following week.
7: MAIN EVENT: Strangler Lewis def Kurt Angle via pinfall following a body suplex and bridge in the second fall. Angle had the first fall on points (4-1) and was looking strong in the second when Lewis pulled the suplex out of nowhere. Angle seemed a bit dazed after and took a moment to accept Lewis's outstretched hand.