Post by bookerbill on Feb 29, 2020 10:08:54 GMT -5
February 2020 Rankings
Canadian Heavyweight Champion: Randy Savage (CDN) Commonwealth Champion: Jimmy Snuka (4) Northern Lights Champion: Johnny Saint (2)
1. Mad Dog Vachon (3) 2. Joe Blanchard (NL) 3. Ted DiBiase (CW) 4. Adrian Street (-) 5. Johnny Mantel (5) 6. Ron Hutchison (6) 7. Magnum T.A. (1) 8. Shane Douglas (-) 9. Steve Regal (10) 10. Ricky Morton (8)
Canadian Open Tag Team Champions: Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (COTT) 1. Flying Redheads (1) 2. Magnum T.A. & Del Wilkes (-) 3. Double Axe Attack (4) 4. Armstrongs (2) 5. Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff (-)
Texas Hangman w/ Rock Riddle bested Johnny Mantell & Ron Hutchison. It seems that Killer and Psycho has spent more time being suspended then actually competing since arriving in the territory but they looked very impressive early on in this one dominating both of their foes much to the displeasure of the fans. Mantell was able to turn the momentum and almost ended it with a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP on Psycho. Front that point, the masked duo found themselves in trouble. Mantell picked up another near fall after a Texas Tumbleweed and appeared to have the match won after a butterfly suplex but Riddle was able to cause a distraction. Hutchison used his SHEDIAC LOBSTER TRAP on Psycho but Riddle jumped into the action but was quickly tossed aside but Hutchison. Riddle’s interference did the trick however as Psycho was able to toss Hutchison from the top the corner to the mat. Killer tagged in and dominated Hutchison for the last several minutes of the match before the Hangman combined for a HANGMEN BACKBREAKER to complete the comeback. Hangmen look to do some further damage after the bell but the arrival of Bruiser Brody swinging a chain makes them think twice.
“Mr. Electricity” Steve Regal score a huge win over Mad Dog Vachon. Regal was able to use his speed to get the upper hand when he countered an early backdrop with an inside cradle for a big near fall. Regal then went to work with a stun gun and FT. LAUDERDALE LEGLOCK. Regal earned solid heat attacking Vachon’s leg with a chair at ringside but Morgan Dollar allowed the action to continue which lead to a second FT. LAUDERDALE LEGLOCK a few minutes later. Vachon could not counter and Regal won via submission.
Joe Blanchard submitted Wild Bill White. Blanchard showcased his mix of brawling and scientific skills from the outset but White was able to escape an ABDOMINAL STRETCH by grabbing the ropes. While White had the occasional offensive move, this match belonged to Blanchard who punished White in and out of the ring. At one point, Blanchard executed an airplane spin and dumped a disoriented White to the floor! The finish came when Blanchard crushed White with a piledriver in the middle of the ring and applied his finisher, the ABDOMINAL STRETCH, a second time and this time there was no rope break.
Jazz bested Judy Martin. Morgan Dollar has strict instructions for the competitors before the bell. Martin wrestled desperate early on and wanted to put Jazz away early. Despite picking up a pair of near falls she could not get the job done and Jazz eventually powered her way back into the match. Jazz tossed around her larger foe including an electric chair facebuster that rocked the fans. Southern Comfort does damage but Martin is able to escape an STF. However, Jazz follows immediately with a double underhook suplex and gets the win.
Curt Hennig destroyed Brad Armstrong. Hennig was not messing connecting with a series of punches early and then hitting a rolling neck snap. A HENNIG PLEX followed and ended it in less than a minute. Hennig starts to lay in the boots when Bob Armstrong arrives to assist his son. Larry Hennig follows and it is a wild brawl in the ring. Officials come down to ringside and pulls the two sides apart.
Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff came back against Magnum T.A. & Del Wilkes. Morgan Dollar was in charge of the match which was controlled by Wilkes and Allen early on. Wilkes picked up a big near fall on Koloff after an UNCLE SLAM. Koloff was able to get the action to the floor against Allen and while Smirnoff distracted Dollar, Koloff smashed Allen with his chains at ringside. The fans were livid and Allen was busted open. Back in the ring, Koloff connected with a RUSSIAN SICKLE and that was it.
Bob Armstrong pinned Larry Hennig in a Texas Death Match. The rule book went out the window early in this one as Hennig punished Armstrong with his fists and then whipped the “Bullet” into the ring steps and ring rails. Hennig brought a chair into the ring and beat Armstrong with the weapon leaving him a bloody mess. The fans were desperate for a comeback and Armstrong gave them what they wanted and then some. Armstrong wielded the chair himself and soon Hennig was busted open. Hennig managed to kick out after a GEORGIA JAWJACKER and the action when back and forth. Hennig grabbed an extra ring rope from under the ring but Armstrong gained control of the rope and choked out Hennig in the middle of the ring. Later, Hennig grabbed a turnbuckle wrench but again Armstrong took the weapon and knocked Hennig loopy with it. The finish came when Armstrong connected with a second GEORGIA JAWJACKER and covered Hennig for the three count.
Northern Lights Champion Johnny Saint pinned “Exotic” Adrian Street. Saint used his agility and skill to control the match early on leading to a pair of near falls including one off of an impressive high cross body block. Street showed some countering skills but eventually went after the eyes and face of the champion. A cobra clutch nearly forced the champion to submit and later a running splash lead to a two and half count from Morgan Dollar. Saint battle back countering an attack from the top with a superplex. Saint controlled the balance of the match and picked up the win when he avoided Street’s charge into the corner and rolled up him for the three count.
Abdullah The Butcher w/Rock Riddle bested Bruiser Brody. Despite still recovery in form his injuries, Brody was a man possessed in the early going thrashing Butcher from corner to corner. Butcher found no relief on the floor as Brody rammed him face first into the ring post and the blood was flowing. Brody did not let up and landed a JUMPING KNEE SMASH for a two count. A second one connected and Rock Riddle jumped into the action. Brody gave chase and was nearly counted out. Back inside, Brody went to the top but was slammed to the mat by Butcher. It was the opening the Butcher needed and he went to work in and out of the ring with his foreign object carving up Brody into a bloody mess. The fans were livid as the assault unfolded and eventually lead to a SUDANESE MEAT CLEAVER for the pin.
Flying Redheads defeated Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Rock ‘n’ Roll Express to win the titles. Morgan Dollar has strict instructions for both teams before the bell. Handshake get the action underway. The action was as back and forth and fast paced as you would expect between these teams. The challengers were able to cut off Ricky Morton for a stretch and twice Billy Red Lyons nearly ended it with an SLEEPERHOLD. Morton eventually made the hot tag and Gibson cleaned house. It was Lyons turn to get into some trouble but a timely pin save after a DOUBLE DROPKICK from the champions kept the challengers in the contest. The action went back and forth with both teams making key tags until the challenger were able to isolate Robert Gibson. They worked him over including rapid-fire dropkicks until Red Bastien managed to lock in an abdominal stretch for the submission while Lyons cut off Morton’s pin save attempt.
News and Views: Huge congratulations to the Flying Redheads who are you new Canadian Open Tag Team Champions. Former Champions Rock ‘n’ Roll Express must certainly be disappointed dropping the titles in relatively short order after surviving an epic feud with the Heavenly Bodies to become the to contender . . . Northern Lights Champion Johnny Saint overcame a determined challenge from Adrian Street. Afterwards, Street claimed that the champion had cheated but hooking his tights in the winning roll up but video evidence has proven otherwise . . . Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff came up with a big win tonight in what many called a must win match for the Russian duo. Magnum T.A. & Del Wilkes were understandably hot after the match particularly Allen who had to receive stitches and the pair demanded a rematch as soon as possible . . . Incredible victory for Steve Regal tonight over the former Canadian Heavyweight Champion Mad Dog Vachon. With losses to both Adrian Street and Regal in the recent weeks, many are now calling Vachon’s victory a fluke. Vachon will have the opportunity to prove them wrong on March 15th in St. Catharines when he battles Canadian Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage in a best of three falls encounter . . . Highly competitive battle between Jazz and Judy Martin tonight as the Trillium Division continues to be featured on a more regular basis in recent weeks . . . Rock Riddle earned his pay tonight as he was the deciding factor in the Texas Hangmen’s and Abdullah The Butcher’s victories tonight . . . Despite coming away with the victory tonight, many thought that Joe Blanchard let Wild Bill White hang around too long and that error against higher ranked competition will not win you too many matches . . . Curt Hennig made shockingly quick work of Brad Armstrong tonight but tensions between the Double Axe Attack were on full display in the post match brawl. The tensions were clearly on full display during the Texas Death Match later in the night as Larry Hennig went war with Bob Armstrong in a very bloody and violent encounter.
Up Next, Maple Leaf Wrestling heads to Dundas for a card at the Dundas Arena with a Steel Cage Match headlining the lineup: • Trillium Action will see Sheri Martel take on the always popular Rockin Robin • Tom Prichard returns to Maple Leaf Wrestling with a new partner in Chris Candido and will be looking for revenge against the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express when the two sides meet. • Mad Dog Vachon was not pleased after his shocking loss tonight and there is a tore up dressing room as evidence. Vachon has demanded a rematch with Steve Regal and will battle “Mr. Electricity” one on one in Dundas • The feud between the team of Magnum T.A. & Del Wikes and the Russian combo of Alexis Smirnoff will be showcased in a pair of singles encounters will Wilkes facing off with Smirnoff and Koloff battling Allen • Bob Armstrong will be looking to build on his success tonight when he joins his son Brad Armstrong to face the Double Axe Attack • There was some wild action this week centered around Bruiser Brody and his classic feud with Abdullah the Butcher. The two will be on opposite sides of the ring in Dundas when Brody joins forces with Johnny Mantell & Ron Hutchison to face Butcher and the Texas Hangmen in six man tag team action • The new Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Flying Redheads will be in Dundas to participate in a pair of singles encounters with Red Bastien taking on Shane Douglas and Billy Red Lyons clashes with Joe Blanchard • In the main event, Jimmy Snuka puts the Commonwealth Title on the line against former Champion Ted DiBiase in a Steel Cage Match which will put an end to the competitors battle over the title which started back in November of last year.
Maple Leaf Wrestling – Frank Tunney Classic Sunday, April 12, 2019 Doors at 7:00 pm Bell Time: 8:00 pm Brantford and District Civic Centre, Brantford, ON
Eight Man Tournament Canadian Heavyweight Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage Commonwealth Champion Jimmy Snuka
Joe Blanchard defeated Billy Red Lyons. Lyons was incredibly popular the fans who had jammed the arena for tonight’s event so they were not pleased when Blanchard assumed control of the encounter with his stiff forearms and knee drops. Blanchard rocked Lyons with a piledriver and then attempted the submission with an ABDOMINAL STRETCH. Lyons survived and mounted a brief comeback but Blanchard had too many weapons tonight and eventually gained a submission with another ABDOMINAL STRETCH.
Mad Dog Vachon downed “Mr. Electricity” Steve Regal. Regal was coming off a huge win last week over Vachon and the Mad Dog was hell bent on revenge. Regal had some words for Morgan Dollar which appeared to shake up the official before the bell. It was no shock that Vachon was the aggressor at the bell but Regal was able to counter a back drop with a piledriver. Regal seized his opportunity with a FT. LAUDERDALE LEGLOCK but Vachon made the ropes. Regal went back to his finisher right away but again Vachon made the ropes. A pair of stun guns had the fans feeling a second upset coming. Vachon bailed to the floor and Regal made the critical error of following Vachon outside. Vachon gained the upper hand during the brawl and then immediately planted his opponent with a PILEDRIVER for the three count.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Express over Chris Candido & Tom Prichard. The action went back and forth early on before Ricky Morton found himself cut off from his corner. Candido & Prichard looked solid in their double teaming leading up to a near fall after a PRIMA DONNA PLUNGE. Morton was eventually able to get the hot tag but Robert Gibson was quickly tied up in a series of counters with Prichard. With the fans behind them, the Express began to slowly press the attack. They managed to catch Candido with a DOUBLE DROPKICK. The pin save was blocked but Candido made an impressive kick out. Morton followed up immediately with a CROSS BODY BLOCK for the win.
Alexis Sminroff beat Del Wilkes by disqualification. Morgan Dollar has strict instructions for both men before the bell. Smirnoff looks unstoppable in this one quickly overpowering Wilkes and going to work with slams, stomps and boots. Wilkes looks completely overwhelmed from the attack of his opponent. A delayed pump suplex looks impressive and winds Wilkes. The go to the floor twice and during the second time, Smirnoff grabs a chair but Wilkes gets control of the weapon and drops Smirnoff with it. Morgan Dollar quickly calls for the disqualification and this one is over.
Abdullah The Butcher & Texas Hangmen w/Rock Riddle defeated Bruiser Brody, Ron Hutchison & Johnny Mantell. It was Butcher and Brody from the opening bell and Butcher quickly bloodied Brody with a forearm object and then connected with a karate thrust to the throat. The Hangmen took over and executed a Hangman’s Noose and then a Hangman’s hammer to get the shocking three count on Brody. Sherri Martel destroyed Rockin Robin. Morgan Dollar called for the bell and Martel went to work immediately and had Robin in a position for a TOP ROPE SPLASH in just minutes. Robin kicked out but Martel followed up with a deathjump smash and then a second TOP ROPE SPLASH. The fans were stunned when Robin rolled her shoulder off the mat at the last second. Martel then planted Robin with a cobra clutch suplex and Morgan counted to three.
Red Bastien came back against Shane Douglas w/Francine. The fans were all over Douglas before the match and he responded by giving Bastien a vicious beating. Multiple gourdbuster landed along suplexes and running knee lifts. Douglas worked over Bastien on the floor and back in the ring as well. Bastien managed to grab the occasional headlock. Things turned nasty when both men exchanged whips into the steel post within minutes of each other leaving both men a bloody mess. Bastien drew on the fans support to mount a comeback counting a charge to the corner with a lariat for a near fall and then connecting with an ATOMIC DROP for another two count. Bastien hit his finisher again. Francine attempted to cause a distraction but it did not work as the referee made the three count.
Double Axe Attack downed Armstrongs by disqualification. Curt Hennig looked very impressive early on against Brad Armstrong but it was THE AXE from Larry Hennig that downed Armstrong for what appeared to be a certain three count from Morgan Dollar but Bob Armstrong made the save. “The Bullet” was able to get the hot tag and the momentum of the contest turned. Armstrong took on both Hennigs with passion and fire. Perhaps too much fire when he cracked Larry Hennig with a chair across the back to earn a disqualification. Both teams brawled after the match and the Armstrongs cleared the ring much to the delight of those at ringside.
Magnum T.A. survived a war with Ivan Koloff. The action was closely contested early on but Koloff took control after bouncing Allen’s face off of the ringside table. Koloff had all of his power on display for the next several minutes but Allen drew on his fans support and mounted a big comeback. Koloff ate the ring post and was busted open. Allen appeared to have the match won after a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX but Alexis Smirnoff came to the ring to break up the count earning huge heat. Del Wilkes arrived to even things up and brawled with Smirnoff to the back. Koloff then managed to somehow kick out after a second BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX. Things turned south for Magnum T.A. at this point as Koloff attacked him with his chains at ringside not once, but twice. Allen was soon a bloody mess as well. The fans were livid but Allen dug deep and mounted another offensive comeback including a running forearm that the fans thought would end it but only resulted in a 2 ¾ count. Allen would not be denied and executed a third BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX to claim the victory.
Commonwealth Champion Jimmy Snuka beat Ted DiBiase in a Steel Cage Match. DiBase was all over Morgan Dollar before Jimmy Snuka is introduced and the official is introduced. DiBiase took control early on with a series of stomps and charges into the corner. Snuka was able to block an attack in the corner with a vicious looking lariat and downed DiBiase with a backbreaker and leap frog and chop. More chops from the champion who proceeded to run DiBiase into each of the four cage walls leaving him in a dazed and bloody heap. Snuka then hooked the leg and Dollar made the three count.
News and Views: While many fans were hopeful for a Superfly Leap tonight in the main event, they still witnessed a wild and bloody card of action with Snuka retaining the Commonwealth Title at the top of the card . . . Mad Dog Vachon was able to get his win back but it was not easy with some saying that he was fortunate to score the victory over Steve Regal tonight. It is expected that Vachon, a former holder of the both the Canadian Open Tag Team Titles and the Canadian Heavyweight Title will be shortlisted as one of the eight competitors invited to compete in the upcoming Frank Tunney Classic . . . Mixed result for the Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Billy Red Lyons and Red Bastien tonight in their singles matches . . . Sheri Martel continues to be a force in Maple Leaf Wrestling not only as the valet for Canadian Heavyweight Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage but also as a competitor in the Trillium Division . . . A big win for Rock Riddle’s stable tonight as they destroyed Bruiser Brody in a six man tag team event while Ron Hutchison and Johnny Mantell stood by powerless on the ring apron . . . Joe Blanchard continues to impress in recent weeks and has already secured a showdown for the Northern Lights Title on March 29th in a best of three falls encounter with Johnny Saint. However, many speculate that Blanchard has bigger goals in mind and after tonight’s win may be looking for a regular tag team partner to go after the Canadian Open Tag Team Titles currently held by Flying Redheads . . . More wild action between the Double Axe Attack and the Armstrong family tonight . . . Despite coming out on the losers end, Chris Candido & Tom Prichard did not look out of place in the ring with former Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Rock ‘n’ Roll Express . . . The feud between the teams of Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff and Del Wilkes & Magnum T.A. does not appear to be slowing down based on the level of violence and intensity demonstrated in their pair of singles encounters tonight . . .
Up next, Maple Leaf Wrestling travels to St. Catharines for a show at the Garden City Arena featuring a Canadian Heavyweight Title defense: • It was back in January in Cornwall where Francine stole a victory from Leilani Kai via a controversial disqualification decision and Kai will finally get her chance for some payback when the two clash in a Trillium Division encounter that should be intense • Ivan Koloff will once again be back in tag team action along with his partner Alexis Smirnoff when they battle the team of Del Wilkes & Magnum T.A. once again after the two sides battled it out in a pair of wild singles encounters tonight • In a preview of next weeks Canadian Open Tag Team Title Match, one half of the champions Billy Red Lyons will step into the ring with one half of the top contenders, Ricky Morton of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express • The battle between the father and son duos of the Double Axe Attack and the Armstrongs has been raging since the first of the year and the two sides will look to settle things in a Texas Tornado Match • Northern Lights Champion Johnny Saint will be in action when he takes on Shane Douglas in a non-title encounter. • After suffering an embarrassing defeat tonight, Bruiser Brody’s desire for revenge only intensified. He has recruited his on again off again tag team partner Jimmy Snuka to join him in a tag team battle against the Hangmen. With the current Commonwealth Champion backing him up, Brody will be looking to punish Psycho and Killer for their part in the attack that but Brody on the shelf just a few short weeks ago • The other half of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express Robert Gibson will challenge one half of the Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Red Bastien in a singles encounter • In the main event, “Macho Man” Randy Savage will put the Canadian Heavyweight Title on the line against the man he beat for the title, Mad Dog Vachon, in a best of three falls encounter.
Maple Leaf Wrestling – Frank Tunney Classic Sunday, April 12, 2019 Doors at 7:00 pm Bell Time: 8:00 pm Brantford and District Civic Centre, Brantford, ON
Eight Man Tournament Canadian Heavyweight Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage Commonwealth Champion Jimmy Snuka Northern Lights Champion Johnny Saint
Canadian Open Tag Team Title Match!
Last Edit: Mar 9, 2020 11:25:24 GMT -5 by bookerbill
March 15, 2019 – Card #76 – Garden City Arena, St. Catharines, Ontario
Chris Candido & Tom Prichard over Ron Hutchison & Johnny Mantell. The team of Candido & Prichard were looking to pick up some momentum in their second appearance but ran into some trouble early on particularly against Johnny Mantell. The fans were on the edge of their seat when Hutchison trapped Prichard in a SHEDIAC LOBSTER TRAP but Prichard made the ropes and the action continued. Candido and Prichard managed to cut off Hutchison and went to work leading to a PRIMA DONNA PLUNGE for two count. Hutchison was in trouble and could not make the tag falling to an ENZUIGIRI from Prichard.
Leilani Kai downed Francine. Kicks, slaps and biting ruled the day early on in this one leading to a spear from Francine and a two count from Morgan Dollar. Kai was reeling and the Francine picked up another near fall after a moonsault that had the fans out of their seats. Kai was able to counter a whip into the corner and finally got in some offense. A running lariat connected for a two count before Kai crushed Francine with a RUNNING SPLASH in the corner for the victory.
2 Cold Scorpio made short work of Wild Bill White. Scorpio was making his debut in the territory and the fans were excited to see the high flyer from Denver. White and Scorpio struggled from the lock up but Scorpio quickly took control with a knee life and never looked back. Scorpio kept White off balance with dropkicks and superkicks before hitting a moonsault to get the three count.
Magnum T.A. & Del Wilkes defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff. Allen & Wilkes had a clear plan of attack and that was to cut off Smirnoff from his corner and keep Koloff on the apron for as long as possible. It worked to near perfection as Smirnoff took a beating including a PATRIOT MISSILE and UNCLE SLAM back to back and only a pin save from Koloff kept the match going. Koloff saved his partner a second time after an atomic drop but there was no pin save after Allen connected with a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX and pinned Smirnoff under the watchful eye of Morgan Dollar.
Ricky Morton w/Robert Gibson pinned Billy Red Lyons w/Red Bastien. The story in this one early on was Morton dominating but being unable to find a way to get Lyons into a pinning position. The action was fast paced and eventually Lyons was able to battle back using a pair of SLEEPERHOLDS to slow down Morton and nearly claim the victory. Morton came back and connected with a CROSS BODY BLOCK but Lyons was able to get a shoulder up at the last possible second. The action went back and forth from that point with the fans eating it up. Morton finally connected with a top rope punch and it was enough to daze Lyons for the three count.
Armstrongs over Double Axe Attack in a wild Texas Tornado Match. This one was off the charts with insanity. The early action belonged to Larry and Curt Henning but even after Curt Hennig delivered The Axe to “Bullet” Bob Armstrong they were unable to get the victory. The Armstrongs battled back and Bob Armstrong nearly ended it with a GEORGIA JAWJACKER. From that point, the momentum was continually going back and forth. Both Larry Hennig and Bob Armstrong where a bloody mess before the action ended. The finish came when Bob Armstrong connected with a GEORGIA JAWJACKER to Larry Hennig for the three count from Morgan Dollar while Brad Armstrong blocked the pin save attempt from Curt Hennig.
Shane Douglas w/Francine bested Northern Light Champion Johnny Saint in a non-title match. Saint had a counter for everything Douglas tried from the outset of the match but was a counter from Douglas that gave him the victory as he avoided a charge into the corner which sent Saint crashing against the buckles. Douglas rolled Saint up for a two count and then connected with a PITTSBURGH PLUNGE for the victory.
Bruiser Brody & Commonwealth Champion Jimmy Snuka downed Texas Hangmen w/Rock Riddle. Morgan Dollar was going to have his hands full with this one and he seemed particularly annoyed with the verbal assault of Morgan Dollar before the bell. The Hangmen are able to cut off Bruiser Brody early on and attack with various double team moves including a Hangmen’s Noose. Snuka gets the hot tag but is quickly powerpowered by the Hangmen. They assault the Superfly in and out of the ring and Snuka is soon a bloody mess. Snuka manages to kick out after a HANGMAN’S BACKBREAKER and then gets the tag to Brody who enters the ring on fire against Killer. Brody stomps and punches his way through his opponent and then crushes Killer with back to back piledrivers. Brody then lands a boot to the face and gets the three count while Snuka trips up Psycho.
Robert Gibson w/Ricky Morton over Red Bastien w/Billy Red Lyons by disqualification. The action and counters were incredible from the opening bell. Bastien was the first to break the stalemate with a series of flying head scissors. The action ended up on the floor where tempers flared and all four men got into the action. The referee had a tough decision to make and ultimately disqualified Bastien when the official thought Lyons was the major disrupter to the match as opposed to Morton. All four men battled until officials came to the ring to break things up.
Mad Dog Vachon battled Canadian Heavyweight Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage w/Sheri Martel to a draw in a best of three falls match. Morgan Dollar is not impressed with the not so kind words Martel and the Macho Man have for the official before the bell. Savage uses his speed to get the upper hand but when the action goes to the floor it is Vachon who controls choking out Savage on the rails. Back in the ring, Savage recovers and forces the match back to the floor. This time the brawl cannot be stopped and Morgan Dollar throws out the first fall and calls for a double disqualification. Vachon was a like a man possessed in the second fall and tore into the champion with bites and stomps. Savage’s offense just never started. Gutbuster gave Vachon a near fall before a Mad Dog Pounce did more damage. Vachon crushed Savage with a PILEDRIVER for a huge near fall. Martel distracted Dollar after a second PILEDRIVER and the fans were livid. Vachon then hit a third PILEDRIVER to take the second fall. Savage is able to block a charge to the corner early in the third fall with a knee to the chest. Savage lands a knee drop and Vachon bails to the floor. Savage follows but Vachon gets him into an airplane spin. The second rotation sends Martel flying. Vachon spins a few more times then dumps Savage through the ringside table. The fans are roaring. Dollar calls for the bell and declared the fall over via disqualification as Savage is down in a heap of broken wood. The match is officially a draw.
News and Views: What a controversial main event battle between Mad Dog Vachon and Randy Savage over the Canadian Heavyweight Title resulting in a violent draw in the best of the three falls match. Vachon scored the only pin in the match and was the one standing at the end of the war. As result, the two will main event the April 5th show at Maple Leaf Gardens inside a Steel Cage for the Canadian Heavyweight Title! . . . Leilani Kai was able to get some measure of payback against Francine after a short, but intense battle in the Trillium Division . . . Candido and Prichard looked very good in their match tonight and have made it known that they are looking for another match with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in the coming weeks . . . Johnny Saint continues to show he can compete outside of the Northern Lights Division but came out on the losing end tonight after a single mistake allowed Shane Douglas the opportunity for victory . . . Wild Bill White was not happy after he loss tonight to the debuting 2 Cold Scorpio and is looking for rematch as soon as possible . . . It was clean sweep for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express over Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Flying Redheads in their singles encounters tonight which has set the stage for what should be an intense showdown for the Title next week in Markham . . . With their victory tonight, the team of Del Wilkes & Mangum T.A. have to be on the short list of potential challengers for the Canadian Open Tag Team Titles . . . Tonight’s Texas Tornado Match was epic and might have been one of the longest non-battle royal matches I have every played. Larry Hennig’s pin was 14 and Bob Armstrong’s was 10 at the end of the match!
Up next, Maple Leaf Wrestling will be in Markham for a show at the Markham Arena for a solid night of action featuring the following: • In what is being regarded as a challenge of potential top contenders, Joe Blanchard will take on the rising Shane Douglas in singles action. Blanchard is already a two time Northern Lights Champion and is looking to collect more gold in Ontario • Del Wilkes will be in singles action when he takes on Alexis Smirnoff. The last encounter between these two ended when a char was introduced into the action resulting in a disqualification. There will a clean finish in Markham however as the match will be contested under Texas Death rules! • Wild Bill White was not pleased with his one-sided loss against the debuting 2 Cold Scorpio and demanded an immediate return match. Scorpio was happy to sign on the dotted line and they two will clash as part of the undercard in Markham • Bruiser Brody’s quest for revenge against Rock Riddle and his squad will continue as Brody steps into the ring with his arch nemesis Abdullah The Butcher who scored the pinfall over Brody just two weeks ago as part of a six man battle • It was back in February when Adrian Street stunned the fans with a victory over then Canadian Heavyweight Champion Mad Dog Vachon in a Chain Match. Vachon has been waiting for his opportunity to back into the ring with Street and that will happen when the two clash one on one. • In a tag team encounter with title shot implications, The Armstrongs look to continue their momentum as they take on the Texas Hangmen with the winners receiving a shot at the Canadian Open Tag Team Championship at the Frank Tunney Classic! • After their wild and bloody encounter earlier this month, a rematch between Ivan Koloff & Magnum T.A. has been signed for Markham. Koloff, a former Canadian Heavyweight Champion, has struggled since his return to the territory and will be looking to make an example out of his popular opponent. • Flying Redheads will put their Canadian Open Tag Team Titles on the line against former Champions Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in a battle that is certain to thrill the fans.
Maple Leaf Wrestling – Frank Tunney Classic
Sunday, April 12, 2019 Doors at 7:00 pm Bell Time: 8:00 pm Brantford and District Civic Centre, Brantford, ON
Eight Man Tournament Canadian Heavyweight Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage Commonwealth Champion Jimmy Snuka Northern Lights Champion Johnny Saint Mad Dog Vachon
2 Cold Scorpio downed Wild Bill White. White came to the ring looking to get his win back from last week and nearly did it in the opening momentums of action connecting with his finisher RUNNING POWER SLAM. Scorpio was able to kick out before the three count and the action carried on. Scorpio drew on the support of his fans and battled back to control the action for the most part. White proved his toughness as he kicked out twice after a moonsault landed and later again after a flip leg drop. White even managed another offensive run with a series of uppercuts and chops. The action ended up outside where Scorpio whipped White into the rails hard and then tossed him back inside. THE DISS THAT DON’T MISS followed and that was it.
Greg Valentine over Ron Hutchison. The fans were solidly behind Hutchison and he responded with a near perfect performance against the “The Hammer” who was looking to make an impression in his debut. Hutchison controlled a large majority of the action after weathering an early offensive flurry from Valentine. Three times he went to his finisher, the SHEDIAC LOBSTER TRAP but Valentine made the ropes to keep the action going. Hutchison continued to press the advantage and whipped Valentine into the corner. Valentine was able to avoid the charge to the corner which sent Hutchison crashing against the buckles. Valentine rolled his opponent up for the three count from Morgan Dollar using his foot on the ropes for leverage for good measure.
Melina bested Princess Victoria. Victoria looked very impressive early on and Melina infuriated the fans but rolling to the floor to break her opponent’s momentum several times. Melina was nearly counted out at one point but her plan eventually worked as she was able to get Victoria outside and bounced her face first into the ringside table. Melania took the match back into the ring and finished it with LAST CALL.
Joe Blanchard defeated Shane Douglas w/Francine by disqualification. This one was intense from start to finish. Blanchard was nearly counted out early on after Francine grabbed his leg in an effort to prevent him from getting back into the ring. Douglas went on an offensive run after that as Blanchard was clearly keeping one eye out for potential interference. Blanchard survived a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX even after Douglas crushed him with three piledrives. Douglas knew from that point he was in the fight of his life as the action went back and forth. Running bulldog gave Blanchard his first near fall from Morgan Dollar but the action soon ended up on the floor. Both men traded blows and Douglas appeared to have the upper hand until Francine’s low blow stopped Blanchard cold. Morgan Dollar witnessed the infraction and called for the disqualification.
Texas Hangmen w/Rock Riddle over Armstrongs. Both sides were able to make tags to keep things moving until Brad Armstrong found himself cut off from his father. The double- teaming attack of the Hangmen punishes Armstrong including a choke with the bullrope that earns the Hangmen some serious heat. The attack continues in and out of the ring until the Hangmen crush Armstrong with a HANGMEN BACKBREAKER for the win while Bob Armstrong is prevented from making the save. Magnum T.A. downed Ivan Koloff. Allen struggled early against the power attack of Koloff but with the fans support, Allen was able find an opening and connected with a series of dropkicks and a running forearm. Allen controlled the balance of the match including an impressive vertical suplex. Koloff rocked Koloff with jabs and leg drops before a running forearm sets up a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX and Allen gets the three count from Morgan Dollar.
Mad Dog Vachon battled to a double disqualification with “Exotic” Adrian Street. There was loads of tension between the two competitors before the bell sounded that spilled over into the actual match much to the delight of the fans at ringside. Vachon scored with a backbreakers that forced the action outside. Once on the floor, both men refused to listen to the official and instead grabbed chairs and went after each other. The referee had no choice but to call for the double disqualification as both men brawled into the fans until security arrived to pull them apart.
Del Wilkes crushed Alexis Smirnoff in a Texas Death Match. Morgan Dollar has just one job and that was to make the three count since there were no disqualifications or count-outs. Wilkes was on the offensive from the outset and Smirnoff tried to escape to the floor for a breather but Wilkes grabbed a turnbuckle pipe and cracked Smirnoff with the weapon. Smirnoff was busted wide open and Wilkes never let up his attack. Smirnoff kicked out after an atomic drop and an UNCLE SLAM. Wilkes nailed a standing dropkick and then hit a second UNCLE SLAM for the win.
Abdullah The Butcher w/Rock Riddle pinned Bruiser Brody. The opening minutes of the match were just as chaotic as the fans expected. Butcher broke out his foreign object and Brody was quickly a bloody mess. Brody was able to drag Butcher to the floor and run him into the ring post and both men were now wearing a crimson mask. Butcher and Brody tore into each other but Butcher started to dominate after repeated blows with his fork and a pair of karate thrusts to the throat. Both men were fatiguing due to the punishment and loss of blood. Brody sent Butcher into the corner but Butcher countered Brody’s charge with a lariat. Butcher covered Brody for the three count as Riddle held Brody’s foot from the outside ensuring there would be no kick-out.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Express over Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Flying Redheads by disqualification. Morgan Dollar has strict instructions for both teams and they shake hands at the bell. The action is fast paced from the opening bell. The Express manage to cut off Red Bastien and Ricky Morton hits a CORSS BODY BLOCK for a huge near fall and then immediately follows with a second one but Bastien just kicks out. A hot tag to Lyons turns the momentum and Lyons catches Robert Gibson in a FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK for a near submission. Gibson is in trouble but Morton saves him from another FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK. Morton gets back into the match and the fans are roaring as the action goes back and forth. The Express start to press the advantage and the battle goes to the floor. Morgan Dollar goes outside to get the action back into the ring but Bastien shoves the official to the floor in the heat of the battle. Dollar calls for the disqualification and the Redheads lose the match but leave Markham with the titles.
News and Views: With a pair of dominating singles victories, Del Wilkes & Magnum T.A. appear to have put the challenge of Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff behind them . . . Greg Valentine has arrived in Maple Leaf Wrestling and controversy has already surrounded him after his tainted victory tonight . . . Texas Hangmen have earned themselves a shot at the Canadian Open Tag Team Titles as part of the upcoming Frank Tunney Classic on April 12th . . . Abdullah the Butcher continues to have the number of Bruiser Brody but Butcher received a huge assist from his manager Rock Riddle to get the win tonight . . . Melina showed some smarts in her outing tonight and might be someone to watch in the Trillium Division . . . 2 Cold Scorpio and Wild Bill White set the tone tonight with a competitive opener . . . Controversy continues to follow Shane Douglas as the interference of Francine cost him the victory against the always tough Joe Blanchard . . . There is some significant controversy in the tag team division as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defeated Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Red Redheads in the main event tonight but will have to wait for a rematch as the Texas Hangmen have earned a the next opportunity at the titles by virtue of their win over the Armstrongs tonight . . .
Up Next, Maple Leaf Wrestling stay in the Greater Toronto Area with a show at the Iroquois Park Arena in Whitby with a mix of encounters that should prove for a fun night of action: • After the controversial finish to their encounter tonight, Greg Valentine will once again step into the ring with crowd favourite Ron Hutchison • Fresh off of their victory over the Canadian Open Tag Team Champions, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express will battle the team of Chris Candido & Tom Prichard in a rematch from their encounter in Dundas that was competitive encounter won by the Express • Del Wilkes looks to build on his victory tonight when he battles the technical specialist Curt Hennig • In a rematch from the last card of 2019, Trish Stratus will take on Nora Greenwald in Trillium Division action • In what is becoming an intense rivalry, Mad Dog Vachon will once again face “Exotic” Adrian Street this time under Texas Death Rules • Bruiser Brody will take his battle with Abdullah The Butcher back to six man tag team action as Brody joins forces with Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Flying Redheads to battle Butcher and the next challenger for the tag team titles, The Texas Hangmen • The Northern Lights Title will be on the line as Johnny Saint defends his championship against former two time champion Joe Blanchard in a best of three falls match • Jimmy Snuka will defend the Commonwealth Championship against Magnum T.A. in the main event. Allen was the reigning champion at the beginning of the this year and is looking to start his second run with the belt
Maple Leaf Wrestling – Frank Tunney Classic Sunday, April 12, 2020 Doors at 7:00 pm Bell Time: 8:00 pm Brantford and District Civic Centre, Brantford, ON
Eight Man Tournament Canadian Heavyweight Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage Commonwealth Champion Jimmy Snuka Northern Lights Champion Johnny Saint Mad Dog Vachon Abdullah The Butcher Joe Blanchard
Canadian Open Tag Team Title Match Flying Redheads [ch] v. Texas Hangmen
March 29, 2019 – Card #78 – Iroquois Park Arena, Whitby, Ontario
Greg Valentine downed Ron Hutchinson. Hutchison started with some arm drags and a headlock but soon Valentine came back with a vertical suplex and a throat drop on the ropes. Valentine lit up Hutchison with a series of Valentine Chops and then covered Hutchison for the three count.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Express survived Chris Candido & Tom Prichard. Morgan Dollar was in charge of the action and the fans were treated to a classic. Candido & Prichard were on their toes tonight and went move for move with the Express early on before cutting off Ricky Morton from his corner. Twice Robert Gibson had to save his partner from being defeated first after a PRINA DONNA PLUNGE and after an ENZUIGIRI. The Express battled back and picked up several near falls of their own before Robert Gibson was cut off from his corner. Candido nearly finished it with a top rope huracanrana before Prichard scored with a Dr. Tom Bomb for a two and three quarter’s count. The Express came back again and connected with a DOUBLE DROPKICK on Prichard for a two count. Gibson did some further damage with a Gibson Leglock before the Express connected with another DOUBLE DROPKICK for the win while Candido’s pin save was blocked.
2 Cold Scorpio pinned “Mr. Electricity” Steve Regal. This one was over before it started. Scorpio pressed the advantage but Regal managed to reverse a whip to the corner but Scorpio bounced out of the corner with a clothesline and then covered Regal for the three count.
Curt Hennig defeated Del Wilkes. Curt Hennig has words with Morgan Dollar before the bell and Dollar appears shaken up. The action was back and forth from the outset and closely contested. Wilkes was able to use his power attack to press the advantage leading to a PATRIOT MISSILE for a big near fall. Hennig was come back with his speed leading to a HENNIG PLEX but Wilkes was not finished yet. Hennig locked in a sleeper but Wilkes escaped to the floor and backed Hennig into the ring post. The action become a slug fest but it was Hennig who scored with a running lariat that knocked the wind out of Wilkes enough for the three count.
Armstrongs over Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff by disqualification. The Russians were in a foul mood from the outset and Smirnoff quickly forced Bob Armstrong to the floor. Once outside, Smirnoff attacked with his partner’s chains and the referee quickly called for the bell. Bob Armstrong was left in a bloody mess after the match and challenged Smirnoff to singles match next week at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Trish Stratus downed Nora Greenwald. Morgan Dollar has strict instructions for both ladies. The action moves a great pace as both ladies knew each other well and countered each other early offence. Stratus begins to press the attack nearly winning twice with Stratusphere before landing STRATISFACTION but Greenwald rocked the fans with a kick out. Greenwald had her opening connecting with a handspring elbow. Greenwald went for a FLIPPING STEATED SENTON but missed the move. Stratus had dodged defeat and never looked back dominating the balance of the lengthy encounter and finishing Greenwald with a second STRATISFACTION.
Mad Dog Vachon defeated “Exotic” Adrian Street in a Texas Death Match. The action quickly went to the floor and fans cleared out of the way as both men brawled around the arena. Street used Vachon’s own chains to bust him open and the fans were livid. Vachon bounced back when he countered a CRUCIFIX and scored with a low blow. Vachon connected with a Mad Dog Pounce and then covered Street for the three count (snake eyes!). After the match, Canadian Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage hits the ring and attacks Vachon from behind. Street joins in for two on one beat down that ends with a FLYING ELBOW SMASH from Savage!
Joe Blanchard over Northern Light Champion Johnny Saint in best of three falls match to win the titles. Morgan Dollar was in charge of the action. Saint looked very impressive early on putting Blanchard to the mat for a near fall with a cross body block and nearly submitting the challenger with a THREE IN ONE. Blanchard slowly began to battle back picking up a near fall of his own and then wrapping on an ABDOMINAL STRETCH for his own submission attempt. The action went to the floor and Dr. Mike Lano leaned in a tight shot and his flashbulb accidently exploded blinding Saint. Blanchard rolled up Saint but the champion kicked out of the cover. Saint then planted Saint with a piledriver to claim the first fall. Blanchard controls the opening of the second fall but Saint counters a backdrop with a piledriver and then scores a near fall. The rally is short lived however as Blanchard take control and ends the encounter with an ABDOMINAL STRETCH. Blanchard is the new Northern Lights Champion.
Bruiser Brody & Canadian Open Tag Team Champions Flying Redheads over Abdullah The Butcher and Texas Hangmen w/Rock Riddle. This match was insane from start to finish and featured all kinds of mayhem before it was all said and done. Brody started the match for his side and was more than happen to batter both members of the Hangmen. The Redheads also had their moments in the ring. The fans were finally treated to Brody v. Abdullah midway through the encounter and Brody was unstoppable tonight. Riddle distracted the referee to save Butcher after a JUMPING KNEE DROP. Brody hit his finisher a second time and Riddle again was up on the apron. Brody chased Riddle around the ring but did not catch his foe. Billy Red Lyons nearly submitted Butcher with a figure four leglock that had the fans roaring. The Hangmen were eventually able to get Butcher out of the action but they could get nothing going before Red Bastien took the win with a flying body press on Killer.
Commonwealth Champion Jimmy Snuka pinned Magnum T.A. Snuka gets into an exchange with Morgan Dollar before the bell and the official is anything but impressed. Snuka takes his frustration out on his challenger. A piledriver gets a two count as does a backbreaker. Snuka then crushes Allen with a SUPERFLY LEAP to retain the Commonwealth Title in a complete squash.
News and Views: Joe Blanchard is now a three-time Northern Lights Champion after a controversial victory over Johnny Saint . . . Curt Hennig is moving up the rankings after his win tonight . . . Jimmy Snuka made shockingly short work of Magnum T.A. tonight to retain the Commonwealth Championship . . . . Another thriller tonight between the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and the team of Chris Candido & Tom Prichard that left the fans wanting more action between the two teams . . . Greg Valentine looked very impressive tonight and could soon be making his way up the rankings . . . Trish Stratus thrilled her fellow Canadian fans with her convincing victory tonight . . . 2 Cold Scorpio continues to impress and will be looking to move up in competition in the coming weeks . . . The feud between Bruiser Brody and Abdullah The Butcher was on display as part of the six man tag team action tonight that also offered the fans a preview of upcoming Canadian Open Tag Team Match at the Frank Tunney Classic between the Flying Redheads and Texas Hangmen If tonight was any indication, the Redheads are likely favoured to retain their titles . . . The Russian duo of Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff continued to show they are two of the most hated competitors in the territory but have they bitten off two much in the form of a fired up “Bullet” Bob Armstrong . . . Canadian Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage did everything in his power to make sure that Mad Dog Vachon would not make it to their Steel Cage showdown next week but Vachon is expected to be able to compete next week but clearly will not be one hundred percent.
Up next, Maple Leaf Wrestling returns to Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto for a big show featuring the Canadian Heavyweight Title on the line a Steel Cage Match • Magnum T.A. hit a wall tonight in the main event but will be looking to get into the win column but will have to get by Curt Hennig who is looking to make his own way into title contention. • In special challenge match, Bob Armstrong will face Alexis Smirnoff in single action • 2 Cold Scorpio will bring his unorthodox attack to the ring when he faces “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff • In a rematch February 23rd, Madison Rayne will be looking to get her win back against Tina Moretti as both ladies look to climb to the top of the Trillium Division • Former Northern Lights Champion Johnny Saint returns to competition when he takes on fellow British Competitor “Exotic” Adrian Street • In a rematch from tonight’s tag team war, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express battle Chris Candido & Tom Prichard • Bruiser Brody will continue his war with Abdullah the Butcher as the two clash one on one • Mad Dog Vachon has been cleared to compete and will step into the Steel Cage with Canadian Heavyweight Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage in an effort to reclaim the title that Savage captured from Vachon back in February 23rd
Maple Leaf Wrestling – Frank Tunney Classic Sunday, April 12, 2020 Doors at 7:00 pm Bell Time: 8:00 pm Brantford and District Civic Centre, Brantford, ON
Eight Man Tournament Canadian Heavyweight Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage Commonwealth Champion Jimmy Snuka Johnny Saint Mad Dog Vachon Abdullah The Butcher Northern Lights Champion Joe Blanchard “Exotic” Adrian Street Magnum T.A.
Canadian Open Tag Team Title Match Flying Redheads [ch] v. Texas Hangmen