FWA Management has fined Ray Stevens in the amount of three cards for his actions against DJZ. While FWA realizes that this is a competitive sport, his actions crossed the line. He faced a possible suspension also, but Steve Regal requested a no DQ rematch on the next card that has been granted.
This card is the first to be broadcast on Twitch.TV
Semi-Final Match for the FWA Championship: Larry Zbyszko vs DDP: Page has the advantage early but Zbyszko leaves the ring to stall. DDP gives chase which plays into Zbyszko's hands. Page is run into the ring post and thrown back in where he is then nailed with a "PILEDRIVER". 1-2-3 and Zbyszko is the winner and moves on to the Championship Match. 3:13 *
Jimmy Valiant vs Pampero Firpo: Valiant and Firpo go back and forth. Both men are a bloody mess from repeated trips to the outside of the ring. Valiant is able to nail a "BOOGIE WOOGIE ELBOW" but Firpo kicks out. The match ends in a thirty minute time limit draw. 30:00 ****1/2
Johnny Saint vs Ron Hutchison: They fought on the last card that ended in a double dq. These two shake hands to start the match. What a wild match! Back and forth match. Hutchison has Saint reeling when Saint goes for a "JOHNNY SAINT SPECIAL" to the toon of a 2 and 3/4 count. A short time later, Saint goes to the top turnbuckle for a cross body, but he inadvertantly hit the ref, knocking the ref out for some time. The two men fought outside at this point, hitting each other with chairs at various points. The ref regains his bearings as Saint hits Hutchison with a "cutblock and folding press" for the 3 count. 27:00 ****3/4
Larry Zbyszko brags about how he is the smartest wrestler in the World. After card #4 ends, he will be holding the FWA Championship high over his head.
No DQ Match: Ray Stevens vs Steve Regal: It's a back and forth match that doesn't get as physical as Stevens wanted. Regal locks in a "FT. LAUDERDALE LEGLOCK" for the victory. 12:41 **
After the match, Dominic Garini slides in the ring and attacks Steve Regal with a pair of brass knuckles. He and Ray Stevens leave the ring together.
A match in the Tag Team Championship round robin tourney: Rock and Roll Express vs The New Zealanders: Mid way through the match, as the ref is distracted by Boris Zhukov, Nikolai Volkoff puts Robert Gibson down with a russian chain wrapped around his fist. Butch Miller gets the pinfall victory over a knock out Gibson. **
Semi-Final Match for the FWA Championship: Walter vs Masked Superstar: Walter reverses The Masked Superstar and nails a "POWERBOMB" for the 3 count at 3:11 to advance and face Larry Zbyzsko for the FWA Championship. *1/4
Overall rating: **1/2
**Promoters Note** The semi-final matches were short dud matches, that dropped the overall rating quite a bit. Two fantastic matches helped us out immensely. The first twitch stream had a peak of 18 viewers with an average around 11. Next card will feature the FWA Championship.
Jake “The Milkman” Milliman vs Anthony Henry: Milliman was 1-0 entering this match. But Henry took it to him and defeated him following a “DOUBLE STOMP”. Milliman did kick out of 2 pin attempts first. 5:04 **
Scott Casey vs Rock Riddle: Casey and Riddle go back and forth. Riddle locks on a “Figure Four Cobra Sleeper” which puts Casey away. 12:16 **1/4
Ray Stevens and Dominic Garini come out from the back and get in the ring. The two of them kick Casey out of the ring and celebrate with Rock Riddle. Stevens grabs a mic.
Stevens: “The three of us have come together to take the FWA and make it ours. Last week Steve Regal, you beat me. I want you to know, and I want everyone to know, that loss meant nothing to me. I want to make you hurt. I want you to bleed. I want to cripple you. This is about respect. The disrespect shown to me by FWA Management, makes me sick. I was not included in the Championship tournament, when I am quite clearly the best in this organization. That’s why I attacked DJZ a couple cards ago. It’s a travesty that they allowed him in that tournament over me. Here is a challenge to you Regal. Get yourself a tag partner and face Garini and I. We will put you down very painfully.”
Pampero Firpo vs Jimmy Valiant: These two fought on the last card that ended in a thirty minute time limit draw. Back and forth match at the beginning, but Firpo takes control. “EL GARFIO” for the win 8:13 **1/2
Regal is shown backstage getting looked at by a trainer. “Ray Stevens, I accept your challenge. And I’ll tell you my partner right now. I made a call to the person you attacked and laid out. He is ready to come back and take it to you. DJZ is my partner. Payback is a bitch!”
FWA Tag Team Round Robin Tournament Match: The New Zealanders vs The Russians: A good back and forth match. But Volkoff was the worse for wear. The New Zealanders worked on Nikolai the most and Butch finished him off with a “running knee to gut”. 23:15 **3/4 With The New Zealanders win over The Russians, they are the first ever FWA Tag Team Champions!
Timothy Thatcher vs Joe Blanchard: Back and forth to start but Thatcher took over. Blanchard taps to the “FUJIWARA ARMBAR”. 8:44 **
FWA Championship Tournament Final:] Walter vs Larry Zbyszko: In the first few seconds, Zbyszko is able to lock on a “Larryland Sleeper”. Walter is able to leave the ring to escape. Larry allows Walter to get back in the ring. Mistake. Walter takes control and doesn’t let up. It does take a second “COBRA CLUTCH” to get the win though. Walter is the first FWA Champion! 10:12 **1/4
Sam Houston vs “Wild” Bill White: “Wild” Bill never had a chance. Houston hits the “BULLDOG” for the win. 7:22 *1/2
Jim Brunzell and Bob Armstrong vs The Russians: Brunzell and Armstrong make quick work of the Russian team. Armstrong nails Volkoff with the “GEORGIA JAWBREAKER” for the victory. 6:56 **
FWA Champion Walter gets in the ring and talks about how there isn’t a wrestler in the world that can take his title.
Anthony Henry vs Johnny Saint: Henry had the momentum for most of the match. Saint did perform “THE RUSS ABBOT” for a two count. Henry went back on offense and hit a “KUDO DRIVER” for the win. 13:24 ***1/2
Ray Stevens and Dominic Garini are backstage getting ready. Stevens looks at the camera and wonders if Regal and DJZ are ready for what is to come. “You will suffer”.
DDP vs The Masked Superstar: The two men that made it to the semi-final matches and lost to the eventual Champion and runner-up. DDP jumps on Superstar from the beginning and wins following the “DIAMOND CUTTER”. 5:22 *1/2
Ray Stevens and Dominic Garini vs Steve Regal and DJZ: Stevens and Regal start the match and it’s back and forth. The disdain that both of these guys have for each other is intense. Stevens slips up and Regal takes over. Regal tags in DJZ and he comes in a ball of fire. A couple cards ago, it was Stevens that put DJZ out with a piledriver on the floor. But Stevens puts the ball of fire out. Stevens reverses DJZ and then nails a “CRIPPLING PILEDRIVER” for the pin. Garini came in to stop the pin save, and then to add injury to insult, Garini hit Regal with a “SNAP PILEDRIVER”. 8:31 *1/2