Post by bookerbill on Dec 31, 2019 14:21:05 GMT -5
December 2019 Rankings Canadian Heavyweight Champion: Randy Savage (CDN) Commonwealth Champion: Magnum T.A. (2) Northern Lights Champion: Johnny Saint (NL) 1. Johnny Valentine (1) 2. Ted DiBiase (CW) 3. Lou Thesz (4) 4. Joe Blanchard (7) 5. Jimmy Snuka (5) 6. Johnny Mantell (10) 7. Mad Dog Vachon (-) 8. Ricky Morton (-) 9. Ron Hutchison (-) 10. Steve Regal (-)
Canadian Open Tag Team Champions: Valiant Brothers (COTT) 1. Flying Redheads (1) 2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (3) 3. Armstrongs (5) 4. Heavenly Bodies (2) 5. Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka (-)
January 5, 2020 – Card #66 – Scarborough Arena Gardens, Scarborough, ON
Alexis Smirnoff destroyed Ron Hutchison. Smirnoff used his power to control the opening contest from the outset and picked up a pair of near falls before finishing an overmatch Hutchison with a delayed pump suplex.
Shane Douglas w/Francine defeated Brad Armstrong. Morgan Dollar had strict instructions for both men. Douglas looked very impressive from the opening bell leading up to a Pittsburgh Plunge but Armstrong was able to kick out of the cover. During a brawl on the floor, Armstrong shoved Dr. Mike Lano into Douglas which provided Armstrong with an opening to start his comeback. Armstrong’s agility ruled the match leading to his own finisher, Russian Leg Sweep, but Douglas was able to lift the shoulder. Douglas came back running Armstrong into the ring post. Douglas dominated the balance of the match including two more Pittsburgh Plunges but Armstrong found a way to kick out each time. However, Armstrong could not escape the finisher a fourth time and Morgan Dollar made the three count. Shane Douglas then cuts a solid promo that earns him some serious heat.
Jimmy Snuka pinned Mad Dog Vachon. The rulebook went out the window immediately as both competitors gouged, raked, bit and punched in an effort to get the upper hand. Snuka gained control and crushed Vachon with back to back to back piledrivers and when Vachon was able to regain a vertical base, the fans were stunned. Snuka kept on Vachon who was clearly in trouble and eventually connected with a Superfly Leap for the three count.
Bob Armstrong bested Larry Hennig. Fans expected some hard-hitting brawling in this one and were not disappointed. Despite a significant size disadvantage, “Bullet” Bob Armstrong was able to control the match after a double clothesline sent both men to the mat with Armstrong regaining his feet first and connecting with a Georgia Jawjacker for a near fall. Hennig was able to catch Armstrong on the top of the corner and tossed him to the mat but could not get anything going after that. Armstong got the best of a brawl on the floor and then picked up a near fall after a vertical suplex before a second Georgia Jawjacker was enough for the three count from Morgan Dollar.
Flying Redheads defeated “Mr. Electricity” Steve Regal & “Exotic” Adrian Street. Regal and Street were able to keep Red Bastien in the ring for a stretch early on but the experience of the Redheads as a team was too much for the makeshift tandem of Regal and Street to overcome. Billy Red Lyons was able to get the momentum back for his team and finished off Regal with a figure four leglock.
Johnny Mantell beat Tully Blanchard w/J.J. Dillon in a Texas Death Match. Morgan Dollar sent Dillon to the back before the bell and the fans loved it. Blanchard was not pleased and it was clear he was off his game as a result of his manager not being at ringside. This was a violent encounter from start to finish. Blanchard used a foreign object to stop the early momentum of his opponent and Mantell quickly wore the crimson mask. Mantell battled back when he bludgeoned Blanchard with a turnbuckle wrench and soon both men were a bloody mess. Mantell used an extra ring rope to choke the life out of Blanchard later in the match while Blanchard countered with a series of vicious chair shots. Both men were a wreck when Mantell was able to execute a Russian Leg Sweep onto a chair and cover Blanchard for the win.
Lou Thesz over Johnny Valentine by disqualification. This encounter had the fans on the edge of their seats from the outset. Valentine took control early on working the upper body of Thesz. After a lengthy struggle, Thesz took advantage of an opening and scored a near fall with airplane spin. Thesz could not maintain any offense and soon Valentine was methodically punishing his opponent. Again, Thesz managed to hit an airplane spin for a near fall. Valentine recovered and dropped Thesz for a near fall of his own with an Atomic Skullcrusher. Twice, Valentine bounced Thesz’s face off the ringside table and Thesz was bleeding from his nose. They went to the floor again to exchange forearms. The referee came out to break things up and Valentine decked the official. Thesz quickly checked on the referee but Valentine assaulted Thesz with forearms. The bell sounded and Valentine was disqualified. Thesz was left dazed on the floor while officials restrained Valentine preventing him from dishing out any further punishment.
Joe Blanchard defeated Northern Lights Champion Johnny Saint to win the title. Morgan Dollar made the rules clear to both competitor before the bell. Blanchard pressed the attack against Saint from the opening bell but the momentum of the match was interrupted when Morgan Dollar was knocked down by a deathjump smash. Dollar was down for nine moves and Saint managed to mount a comeback during that time. Dollar recovered just in time to make a two count after a double arm stretch and cradle from the champion. Blanchard regained control and twice nearly forced Saint to submit to an abdominal stretch. Saint really struggled with Blanchard size and power advantage and Blanchard was able to trap Saint in another Abdominal Stretch to claim the Norther Lights Title for the second time.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defeated Heavenly Bodies w/Jim Cornette in a Texas Tornado Match. The action and pace of this encounter was off the charts with all four men legal at the same time. The Express had the fans on fire controlling the early action and it looked like the Bodies were heading for a quick defeat. However, they weathered the storm and made a strong comeback connecting with a flapjack and later a Rocket Launcher. The Express barely hung on and mounted a huge comeback of their own ending with a double dropkick to Stan Lane but some timely distracting by Cornette kept his team in the match. The Bodies nearly took the win after Stan Lane connected with a Russian Leg Sweep to Rick Morton but Robert Gibson made the pin save. Finally, with all four men a bloody mess, a double dropkick to Tom Pritchard ended the match.
Ted DiBiase bested Commonwealth Champion Magnum T.A. to win the title. Allen came out on fire for this one and quickly set up and hit his finishing belly to belly suplex but DiBiase managed to just kick out of the cover. Allen kept on his challenger including an atomic drop that spilled DiBiase to the floor. DiBiase was able to get the best of the brawl on the floor and when the action returned to the ring, DiBiase cracked Allen with his loaded glove. Allen crumbled to the mat in a heap and was easily covered for the three count from Morgan Dollar. The fans filled the ring with trash as a bloody Magnum T.A. was treated by officials and DIBiase was presented with the title belt.
News and Views: The violence between the Heavenly Bodies and Rock ‘n’ Roll Express went to the next level with all four barely being able to stand after their Texas Tornado encounter. Up next, a Barbwire Steel Cage Match! . . . Ted DiBiase is now a two-time Commonwealth Champion thanks to a controversial victory over Magnum T.A. An immediate rematch was booked between the two has already been signed for January 26th in Uxbridge . . . Congratulations are in order for Joe Blanchard who captured the Northern Lights Championship for the second time with a dominating victory over Johnny Saint . . . Johnny Mantell might have scored the biggest victory of his career when he stunned Tully Blanchard in a Texas Death Match . . . Lou Thesz may have earned a shot at Canadian Heavyweight Champion Johnny Valentine next week but he certainly did it the hard way . . . Shane Douglas certainly had no shortage of confidence after his first win in Maple Leaf Wrestling . . . Jimmy Snuka’s win over Mad Dog Vachon tonight has put him back into title contention . . . The power of Alexis Smirnoff was on full display in his debut in the territory . . . Larry Hennig comes up short in his return to the territory causing some to question whether he will be able to shake the inconsistency that followed him during his initial run . . . While be barred from action in Ontario, Bruiser Brody has been causing havoc all over the southern United States but has sent a message to the fans in Ontario that he will back soon enough to finish what he started with Abdullah the Butcher . . . Flying Redheads continue to press towards the top of the tag team contenders list . . .
Up Next, Maple Leaf Wrestling returns to the London Gardens for a monster card featuring the Canadian Heavyweight Title being defended and a Barb-Wire Steel Cage Match: • In a battle of contrasting styles, Mad Dog Vachon will battle the “Exotic” Adrian Street • Johnny Mantell looks to continue his momentum after his victory tonight when he takes on the powerful Russian Alexis Smirnoff in singles action. • Johnny Saint may have dropped the Northern Lights Championship tonight but he still determined to prove his abilities and will challenge the always tough Johnny Valentine who has experienced multiple frustrations in recent weeks. • The brash Shane Douglas is already looking to move up the contenders list and has challenged Jimmy Snuka to face him one on one. • New Commonwealth Champion Ted DiBiase will be in tag team action when he joins forces with Larry Hennig and the debuting Curt Hennig when they take on the Armstrongs and former Commonwealth Champion Magnum T.A. • Trillium Action will see Sheri Martel taken on powerhouse Jazz • Canadian Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage will put his title on the line against Lou Thesz, the man he defeated for the title back in November • In what could be the final chapter of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express – Heavenly Bodies feud, the two sides will clash in a Barbwire Steel Cage Match!
January 12, 2020 – Card #67 – London Gardens, London, ON
Flying Redheads defeated “Mr. Electricity” Steve Regal & Wild Bill White. The Redheads had the fans behind them and dominated the early action but Red Bastien found himself in some trouble as White and Regal were able to isolate him from his corner. Regal managed to apply his finishing FT. Lauderdale Leglock but Bastien made the ropes to keep the match going. Billy Red Lyons was able to eventually get the hot tag back into the encounter and the momentum swung. The Redheads combined for rapid-fire dropkicks on White on two occasions before Lyons locked in a sleeperhold to claim the win.
Alexis Smirnoff over Johnny Mantell by disqualification. Morgan Dollar had strict instructions for both men. Mantell had the fans fired up as he tore into his larger Russian foe from the opening bell. Mantell was nearly perfect in his attack which including connecting with three Russian Leg Sweep finisher but Smirnoff found a way to power out of the cover each time. Mantell continued to press his attack landing several blows off the second rope. There was plenty of brawling as well both in and out of the ring. Late in the match, Smirnoff countered a charge and backdropped Mantell to the floor. Smirnoff rolled out after his opponent but Mantell was read bouncing Smirnoff’s face off of the ringside table. The move did not meet with the approval of the official who quickly called for the disqualification. The fans hated the decision but were pleased when Mantell sent Smirnoff packing during a post match brawl.
Melina downed Princess Victoria by disqualification. This one was over before it really even started. A cobra clutch suplex planted Melina who bailed to the floor. Victoria came out after her but Melina armed herself with a chair. Victoria managed to secure the weapon and then use it much to the delight of the fans. However, the referee was not as happy with the move and disqualified Victoria.
Mad Dog Vachon pinned “Exotic” Adrian Street. This was a wild as you would expect between these two competitors. The action went back and forth early on with plenty of brawling both in and out of the ring. Vachon nearly ended it with a piledriver but Morgan Dollar only reach two before Street got his shoulder off the mat. Street came back and dominated the match for a long stretch putting Vachon to the mat twice with a crucifix for near falls while using The Daffodil for another two count and the London Bridge Leglock to force Vachon to the ropes. Vachon looked to be out of it until he caught a break during a brawl on the floor sending Street into the ring post. Street was dazed and Vachon capitalized with a piledriver for the victory.
Shane Douglas w/Francine over Jimmy Snuka by disqualification. Snuka came out on fire in this one dominating the early action leading up to a Superfly Leap that had the fans out of their seats. He would have won the match but Francine jumped into the ring to make the save. The battle went to the floor and Douglas smashes Dr. Mike Lano’s camera into the face of the Superfly busting him open. Douglas planted Snuka with a piledriver and Snuka rolled to the floor to recover. Douglas came out after him but Snuka became enraged, grabbed a chair and smashed Douglas with it. Snuka was disqualified but he did not seem to care as he stalked Douglas around ringside looking to inflict more damage. Francine is able to get Douglas directed towards the back as Snuka give chase.
Johnny Saint pinned Johnny Valentine. This was a grinding chess match from beginning to end that even Morgan Dollar seemed to be marvelled by. Neither man was able to maintain any type of lengthy advantage during the encounter before their opponent found a way to counter and attack. They mat wrestling was off the charts with both men showcasing their skills. Valentine had the size advantage and it served him well at several points in the match. He was also wiling to mix it up with chops and forearms. The finish came when Valentine dropped Saint with a big chop to the chest but when Valentine moved in on Saint he executed The Ross Abbot to snatch the win (Snake Eyes!).
Jazz downed Sherri Martel by disqualification. Everything Jazz hit seemed to have a significant impact and Martel was reeling early on. Three electric chair facebusters in the row landed before Martel was able to counter back with a choke on the top rope. The went to the floor and Martel desperately grabbed a chair and smashed Jazz across the back with it. The referee called for the bell and Martel quickly fled ringside wanting nothing more to do with her opponent. Magnum T.A., Bob Armstrong & Brad Armstrong beat Commonwealth Champion Ted DiBiase, Curt Hennig & Larry Hennig. Morgan dollar was in charge of the action and the fans were treated o DiBiase v. Allen right at the start with Allen controlling the Commonwealth Champion. Brad Armstrong kept the pressure on and soon gave way with is father but the “Bullet” found himself in enemy territory for a stretch. Curt and Larry Hennig worked over Bob Armstrong but Armstrong found a way to get the hot tag to Allen who roared into the ring against DiBiase connecting with forearms and dropkicks. DiBiase stubbled into a perfect belly to belly suplex and Dollar made the three count.
Canadian Heavyweight Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage w/Sherri Martel defeated Lou Thesz. The challenger had the advantage early on. At one point, a dropkick toppled the champion to the floor but Savage was able to reverse a whip outside and send Thesz hard into the ring post. Thesz was busted open and was soon a bloody mess. Savage scored a near fall with a piledriver. Thesz used the support of his fans to battle back and the action went back and forth. The went back to the floor again and Savage was able to whip Dr. Mike Lano into Thesz. The action went back inside and Savage landed his finishing flying elbow smash to retain the title.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Express beat Heavenly Bodies w/Jim Cornette in a Barbwire Cage Match. The participants arrived in their street clothes and the action was intense from the opening bell. Robert Gibson was the first to taste the Barbwire and was soon a bloody mess. However, the Bodies could not get Gibson in a position for the win before Ricky Morton was able to get the hot tag. The action went back and forth with all four men seeing action. Soon Morton was busted open as well and it looked as if the Express would fall yet again to the Bodies. Momentum changed and the Express were able to cut off Stan Lane who took an epic beating. Twice he was saved from defeat by Tom Prichard before Ricky Morton landed a cross body block for the three count. Lane needed assistance leaving the ring after the match.
News and Views: Another successful title defense for Randy Savage as he appears to be settling in for a significant run on top . . . Big comeback win for Mad Dog Vachon after a competitive encounter with Adrian Street that saw the fans wanting more. . . Jazz appeared to have Sherri Martel’s number tonight as things between these two Trillium Division competitors are just getting started . . . Alexis Smirnoff may have left London with the winner’s purse but he will no double have to deal with Johnny Mantell again in the near future . . . Magnum T.A. score a pinfall on Commonwealth Champion Ted DiBiase tonight gaining momentum heading into his title match with DiBiase on January 26th . . . Controversy continues to follow Shane Douglas everyone he goes and he appears to have made an enemy out of the Superfly in the process . . . “Mr. Electricity” continues to search for a partner that he can find some success with in the tag team division . . . We can certainly anticipate a rematch between Princess Victoria and Melina down the road after the controversial result tonight . . . In a roster move that has been some time coming, former Canadian Champion Lou Thesz announced that his match tonight was his last appearance in the territory. Thesz will be heading back to St. Louis . . . Johnny Saint and Johnny Valentine put on wrestling clinic tonight . . . It appears that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express have finally put the Heavenly Bodies and more importantly Jim Cornette behind them . . . Speaking of Jim Cornette, Mamma Cornette was said to be so upset over the outcome of the main event tonight that she Cornette and company to come home.
Up next, Maple Leaf Wresting comes to the Cornwall Arena in Cornwall for an incredible night of action featuring all the champions on one card: • After the controversial finish to their match tonight, Johnny Mantell will be back in the ring against Alexis Smirnoff • Jimmy Snuka will be out for revenge and possibly blood when steps back into the ring with Shane Douglas in what promises to be an intense encoutner • Trillium Action will see Francine return to the ring to test her skills against a competitor who has held singles and tag team gold in the past, Leilani Kai • The Flying Redheads have been on roll as of late but they will be taking a team making their debut in the territory, the Texas Hangmen team of Psycho and Killer • Several fans at ringside remarked that Mad Dog Vachon was fortunate to be able to come out on top with his encounter with Adrian Street and the two will clash once again in singles action with Street looking to get his win back • In a battle of father and son combinations, Larry & Curt Hennig will face the Armstrongs with a whole lot of pride on the line • An incredible six man tag team encounter will take place as Canadian Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage joins forces with Commonwealth Champion Ted DiBiase and Northern Lights Champion Joe Blanchard to take on Magnum T.A., Johnny Saint and Johnny Valentine. • In the main event, Johnny & Jimmy Valiant will put the Canadian Open Tag Team Titles on the line against the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express. This will be Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson’s first shot at the title since August and their road back to a title opportunity was a violent one.
January 19, 2020 – Card #68 – Cornwall Arena, Cornwall, ON
Ron Hutchison downed “Mr. Electricity” Steve Regal Regal took the early control with his speed but Hutchison was able to slow the pace by working an arm bar and then hit a series of suplexes that winded Regal to the point where he could not counter an O’Connor Roll Up and Hutchison picked up the victory.
Francine stunned Leilani Kai by disqualification. Morgan Dollar was in charge of the action and Francine surprized many at ringside by going right after her opponent and dominating with slaps and kicks. Kai came back including a double chop off the turnbuckle but a stunner from Francine turned the momentum. They went to the floor and Francine choked out Kai on the guardrail. They went back to the floor a second time and this time, Kai took a chair from Francine and decked her with it. Dollar decided that was enough and called for the disqualification.
Wild Bill White upset Del Wilkes. Wilkes had the fans behind him and dominated the first half of the match. Despite demonstrating a superior speed and power, Wilkes was not able to put White away and White turned the momentum when he caught Wilkes on the top of the corner and slammed him to the mat. White then went to work and unlike his opponent, he was able to pick up a near fall after his finishing running power slam. Controversy occurred when the referee was taken out during a deathjump attempt. The official recovered and both men battled back and forth. Wilkes came off the top late in the match with a cross body but White rolled through hooking the tights to secure the three count.
Flying Redheads defeated Texas Hangman. The Hangman were largely unknown to the fans but certainly carried a size advantage over the popular team of Red Bastien & Billy Red Lyons. Bastien struggled to counter act that size advantage against Psycho but Lyons took control after he tagged into the match. Killer managed to get into the match but the Redheads unleashed rapid-fired dropkicks, one catching Killer on the chin and knocking him to the mat where Lyons hooked the leg and received a three count from Morgan Dollar.
Alexis Smirnoff downed Johnny Mantel. They wasted no time and quickly took the fight to the floor much to the delight of the fans at ringside and Dr. Mike Lano who was able to capture the action up close. Mantell came out with the advantage and carried the momentum into his attack in the ring. The fans were roaring as he landed a series of uppercut, back to back Texas Tumbleweeds and a classic butterfly suplex. Smirnoff was reeling but he managed to get the action back to the floor where he ran Mantell head first into the steel post. Mantell was quickly a bloody mess and Smirnoff showed no mercy in his offense. Finally, a bloody and battered Mantell stumbled into a heart punch and that was it.
Mad Dog Vachon bested “Exotic” Adrian Street. This was a wild affair from the outset as it was clear Morgan Dollar was going to let them go. Vahcon took full advantage with his brawling in and out of the ring. Street showed his own toughness and battled back but could not get the submission with a London Bridge Leglock. Vachon bit and clawed his way into control but it was a scientific move that ended things as Vachon climbed to the corner and took flight with a crazy looking cross body block that not only shocked the fans but also pinned Street to the mat for the three count.
Jimmy Snuka over Shane Douglas w/Francine by disqualification. Snuka clearly had revenge on his mind after being busted open last week before eventually losing his match against Douglas on a controversial disqualification. Snuka is all over Douglas early on and Douglas wisely escapes to the floor but Snuka follows him out. Douglas is able to run Snuka into the ring post and for the second straight week, Snuka is a bloody mess in minutes. Douglas attacks with a piledriver and then tosses Superfly to the floor. The brawl on the floor and low blow from Francine drops Snuka. The official sees it and calls for the disqualification. The beatdown continues after the bell and ends when Douglas powerbombs Snuka through the ringside table. Snuka needs medical assistance to leave ringside.
Double Axe Attack downed Armstrongs. Morgan Dollar called for the bell and the battle for fathers and sons teams started out with the dads in the ring as Larry Hennig struggled to get something going against “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. Armstrong landed his finisher, the Georgia Jawjacker for a big near fall and Brad Armstrong was able to keep the momentum going as well. Henning kicked out after a Russian Legsweep and eventually was able to tag his son into the action. Curt Hennig also struggled as the Armstrongs made several quick tags to keep a fresh man in the ring. Bob Armstrong unleashes a Georgia Jawjacker on Hennig for a two count. Hennig appeared finished against Brad Armstrong but managed to get the best of a brawl on the floor and tag in Larry Hennig who delivered The Axe to Brad Armstrong allowing the Hennig to steal the win.
Northern Lights Champion Joe Blanchard, Commonwealth Champion Ted DiBiase and Canadian Heavyweight Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage w/Sherri Martel defeated Magnum T.A., Johnny Saint and Johnny Valentine. Valentine took it to DiBiase early on who quickly gave way to Joe Blanchard. Valentine continued to control and nearly picked up the win after an atomic skullcrusher. Saint tagged in and took the action to the mat nearly submitting Blanchard with a three in one. Allen added a series of dropkick for good measure but made the error of engaging Blanchard on the floor. Blanchard came out on top, tagged in Savage who delivered his flying elbow smash to Allen to score the pin.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Express beat Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Jimmy & Johnny Valiant to win the titles. The Valiant Brothers gave Morgan Dollar an ear full before the bell and the official was anything but impressed. “Luscious” Johnny Valiant was still engaging with Dollar as the action got under way which allowed Robert Gibson to counter a snap mare attempt and connect with a back elbow smash that dropped Valiant for the three count. The fans exploded as the Express claimed their first titles in Maple Leaf Wrestling.
News and Views: In a match that lasts just two moves, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express are the new Canadian Open Tag Team Champions. The victory ends the third run as Champions for the Valiant Brothers who have held the titles an incredible 252 over their three reigns as Canadian Open Tag Team Champions since March 10, 2019 . The rematch between the two teams will be one the featured matches when Maple Leaf Wrestling returns to Maple Leaf Gardens on February 9th . . . An impressive collection of talent in tonight’s big six-man tag team action that saw the champions dominated by their top contenders for most of the encounter before Canadian Champion Randy Savage took advantage of his opportunity to pick up the victory for his team . . . A controversial decision from Morgan Dollar give Francine a shocking victory in the Trillium Division . . . Despite coming out on the losing end, Johnny Mantell showed the pride and guts that the fans have come to expect when he steps into the ring . . . Hutchison gets the win tonight and opens the show on a high note for the fans . . . Not the start that Del Wilkes was looking for in his debut encounter in the territory as his offense attack fizzled both in the ring and with the fans . . . The intensity between Shane Douglas and Jimmy Snuka boiled over tonight as Snuka was left a broken and bloody heap at ringside . . . The Flying Redheads keep finding ways to win and may soon find themselves with an opportunity at the Canadian Open Tag Team Titles . . . “Air Mad Dog”… it must have been an illusion but Vachon has another victory under his belt . . . Curt and Larry Hennig came away with the victory tonight but there is no doubt that the Armstrongs will be looking for a rematch in coming weeks after they dominated the majority of the tag team encounter . . .
Up next, Maple Leaf Wresting comes to Uxbridge for a card of action from the Uxbridge, Ontario feature the Commonwealth Title being defended in the main event • Rock Riddle has told everyone who will listen that Abdullah The Butcher will unleash his furry on the Maple Leaf Wrestling locker room when he returns to action after injury at the hands of Bruiser Brody. Ron Hutchison has stepped up to challenge the returning Mad Man from the Sudan • Embarrassed was the word Del Wilkes used several times to describe his feelings after tonight’s card but he will get the opportunity to get his win back from Wild Bill White when the clash in a rematch in Uxbridge. For his part, White was reluctant to accept the match stating that he had nothing left to prove against Wilkes • In another rematch from tonight, Texas Hangmen will also be looking to get their win back when the meet the top contending tandem of Billy Red Lyons and Red Bastien, the Flying Redheads • Another return tag team encounter will see the father and son team of Bob and Brad Armstrong return to action against the Hennig family of Larry and Curt Henning, the Double Axe Attack. The Armstrong will be looking for a measure of revenge after the Hennig were just slightly better tonight • One half of the New Canadian Tag Team Champions will be action as Robert Gibson of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express steps into the ring with one half of the former champions, “Luscious” Johnny Valiant • Johnny Mantell will step back into the ring against Alexis Smirnoff for the third straight time. The last two encounters have been intense and the fans will be hoping the third encounter is the best of them all • Jimmy Snuka has been left a bloody mess twice by Shane Douglas this month and will be looking for payback when the two meet in one on one action once again • The battle for the Commonwealth Championship will continue in Uxbridge as current champion Ted DiBiase puts the title on the line against former Champion Magnum T.A. in best of three falls encounter
Post by bookerbill on Jan 26, 2020 10:54:06 GMT -5
January 26, 2020 – Card #69 – Uxbridge Arena, Uxbridge, ON
Abdullah The Butcher w/Rock Riddle defeated Ron Hutchison. Hutchison had the fans rocking as he dominated the early action in this one including bouncing Butcher’s face off the ring side table busting him open. Hutchison scored a huge near fall after a deathjump but Butcher was able to mount an impressive comeback largely by assaulting his foe on the floor. A karate thrust to the throat did some serious damage and Butcher eventually put Hutchison away with a SUDANESE MEAT CLEAVER.
Del Wilkes downed Wild Bill White by disqualification. Wilkes was fired up to start this one and took the fight to White in and out of the ring. White proved tough to beat however as he managed to kick out after two PATRIOT MISSILES and an UNCLE SLAM. White eventually found an opening and went to work including three tombstone piledrivers and a pair of scorpion death locks. Wilkes battled back including a clothesline that lead to a 2 ¾ count that had the fans on the edge of their seat. An atomic drop spilled White to the floor and that is where the action ended when White body slammed Wilkes through the ringside table earning a disqualification from Morgan Dollar.
Flying Redheads over Texas Hangman by disqualification. Unlike their encounter last week, this match was much closer contested with both sides making key tags to keep a fresh man in the ring. The Hangman were able to make use of their size and power advantage. The Redheads used rapid fire dropkicks to nearly pin Killer. There was a crowd pleasing spot in which Bastien got himself out of trouble by tossing Psycho off the top of the corner to the mat. Psycho later earned some heat when he choked out Bastien with his bullrope. The action ended at ringside for the second match in row when Killer grabbed his bullrope and used it to choke Billy Red Lyons. The Hangman left both Redheads dazed in the middle of the ring after a beatdown with the bull ropes.
Mad Dog Vachon defeated “Exotic” Adrian Street by disqualification. The action went to the floor early and it was clear the Morgan Dollar was going to let things slide in an effort to get a conclusive winner. Street was able to gain some traction and nearly picked up the win with The Daffodil but Vachon made the ropes. Vachon brawled his way back into the match and they action went back to the floor. Street managed to grab Vachon’s chains and used the weapon on Vachon choking him out in the middle of the ring. Morgan Dollar has no choice but to call for the disqualification as security came to ringside to break things up.
The Double Axe Attack battled Armstrongs to a double disqualification. The action was even early on with all four men seeing action. The Armstrongs were able to cut off Larry Hennig for a stretch but a GEORGIA JAWJACKER from The Bullet did not get the job down. Brad Armstrong picked up a near fall after a knee lift and did some more damage with a sleeper before Curt Hennig was able to get the tag from his father. Hennig turned the momentum with his mix of skill and speed against Bob Armstrong but eventually Larry Hennig was tagged back into the match and the Armstrongs were able to regain control. The match appeared to be over after a second GEORGIA JAWJACKER but Hennig jumped in for the pin save attempt kicking off a wild brawl between the two sides. The referee could not regain control and called for the double disqualification.
“Luscious” Johnny Valiant w/ “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant downed Robert Gibson w/Ricky Morton. Morgan Dollar has strict instructions for both men. Both men missed moves early on before Valiant took control with a vicious uppercut punch. A jumping stomp scored a near fall before Valiant connected with his SPININING NECKBREAKER to get the three count from Morgan Dollar. The Valiant Brothers go on the attack after the bell but Ricky Morton is able to grab a chair and send the Valiant Brothers from ringside.
Johnny Saint submitted “Mr. Electricity” Steve Regal. Saint took control of the match from the outset and appeared to have Regal finished with a THREE IN ONE but Regal made the ropes to keep the action going. Regal had his moments but they were brief. Saint had just too many weapons and took Regal apart before putting him away with a second THREE IN ONE.
Alexis Smirnoff over Johnny Mantell. Morgan Dollar once again had strict instructions for both competitors before the bell. There was some controversy early on this one as Dollar was taken out during a deathjump spot and while the official was down, Smirnoff appeared to have Mantell beat after a HEART PUNCH. Dollar recovered just as Mantell was making a comeback. However, Mantell could not maintain the advantage especially when the action spilled to the floor. Smirnoff’s power was too much for Mantell tonight and the big Russian scored the win with a power body slam.
Shane Douglas was booked to face Jimmy Snuka but officials announce that Snuka has not been medically cleared to compete after being put through a table last week by Douglas. Douglas cuts a solid promo putting down the Superfly and saying there is no one in the back with the guts to come out and face him. Ricky Morton comes out to a great pop and we have our next match . . .
Ricky Morton bested Shane Doulgas w/Francine by disqualification. Morton came out on fire and had Douglas on the defensive after a fist drop and a top rope punch. Douglas took a powder and Morton came out after him. It proved costly as Douglas reversed a whip and sent Morton into the ring post. Douglas then tossed Morton back to the floor and grabbed a chair and crushed Morton with the weapon. The referee called for the bell but Douglas could care less leaving ringside to solid heat.
Allen dominated the action from the opening bell but was just never able to get DiBiase in a position where he could go for the victory. As a result of not being put the champion away, DiBiase eventually made a comeback and the action went back and forth. DiBiase picked up a pair of near falls before the action went to the floor. Allen was nearly counted out after a chop block from DiBiase on the floor. Back inside, DiBiase blasted Allen with his LOADED GLOVE and took the first fall after the three count from Morgan Dollar. Allen was a bloody mess to start the second fall and DiBiase went straight to work with fist drops to the wound. Allen kicked out after a FULL POWER SLAM but DiBiase kept coming including a neckbreaker drop for a near fall. DiBiase continued to attack and then trapped Allen in a FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK. Allen passed out and DiBiase retained the title.
News and Views: The tactics of Commonwealth Champion Ted DiBiase may have been questionable but he retained his title in the main event . . . Things appear to be only just getting started in the family feud between the Hennings and the Armstrongs . . . Del Wilkes came to town looking for some payback but ended up in a heap after his encounter with Wild Bill White. The fans can expect more between these two in the coming weeks . . . Abdullah the Butcher was challenged in his return from injury but came out the winner in tonight’s opening contest. After the match, Rock Riddle cut a promo promising the same fate for Bruiser Brody next week in Hamilton . . . Johnny Saint continues to look impressive has he will look to regain the Northern Lights Title from Joe Blanchard next week in Hamilton . . . The Texas Hangman apparently were looking to make a statement with their actions tonight but do they have the skills to survive a series of encounters with the popular Flying Redheads tandem? . . . It was announced during the card that Johnny Valentine has departed the territory and will compete in the Carolinas . . . Fans were wondering if Adrian Street had lost his mind after choking out Mad Dog Vachon with his own chain . . . The Valiant Brothers were able to get one back from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express but in singles action as both teams are set clash for the Canadian Open Tag Team Titles on February 9th. . . Alexis Smirnoff appears to have put the challenge of Johnny Mantell behind him as the fans wonder who will be next to face the wrath of the dangerous Russian . . . Shane Douglas is quickly becoming the most hated man in the territory . . .
Up Next, Maple Leaf Wrestling travels to Hamilton for a show at the North Wentworth Community Arena featuring the Canadian Heavyweight Championship on the line in the main event. • Del Wilkes will be looking to move pass Wild Bill White by finally picking up a decisive victory in singles action but White has proven to be a tough nut to crack for the masked competitor. • The feud between the Hennigs and Armstrongs will be featured in a pair of singles matches as the fathers, Bob Armstrong and Larry Hennig will battle one on one. • For the third straight card, the Texas Hangmen will battle the Flying Redheads as the Hangmen continue to look to make a statement after only being in the territory for only a short period of time • In what should be a fast paced classic, Bob Armstrong will take on Curt Hennig in single action • Bruiser Brody has been reinstated to compete in Maple Leaf Wrestling and he will make his return in Hamilton and will battle global enemy Abdullah The Butcher • The Northern Lights Title will be defended as current Champion Joe Blanchard will take on former champion Johnny Saint • Jimmy Snuka will return to action after missing tonight’s card and will join Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in six man tag team action against the side of the Valiant Brothers and Shane Douglas • Canadian Heavyweight Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage will defend his title in the main event against Mad Dog Vachon
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World Heavyweight: Buddy Rogers World Tag Team: Midnight Express International: Tyler Black Junior Heavyweight: Tiger Mask Tex-Arkana TV: Dutch Savage Trios: Vacant Empress Ring: Sherri Martel Empress Ring Tag Team: Vacant IWA Heavyweight: Adam Cole IWA Tag Team: PCO & Brody King IWA J-Crown: Joey Janela
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January 2020 Rankings
Canadian Heavyweight Champion: Randy Savage (CDN) Commonwealth Champion: Ted DiBiase (2) Northern Lights Champion: Joe Blanchard (4)
1. Magnum T.A. (CW) 2. Johnny Saint (NL) 3. Mad Dog Vachon (7) 4. Jimmy Snuka (5) 5. Johnny Mantell (6) 6. Ron Hutchison (9) 7. Will Bill White (-) 8. Ricky Morton (8) 9. Abdullah The Butcher (-) 10. Steven Regal (10)
Canadian Open Tag Team Champions: Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (2)