Post by MT "Emperor Norton" on Nov 25, 2020 1:55:48 GMT -5
Saturday night at 6:05PM on the Superstation
After a brief recap and highlights of what went down to end the show last week, Bruiser Brody joined Jim and Tony at the hosts area. He said Bundy calls himself King Kong, but there's not a hair on his body. He thinks he's a tough guy, but Brody thinks he's "Boom Boom" because that's what a toddler calls what he does in his pants. Brody said there's a big event coming up in the NWA Arena called "Season's Beatings" and he can think of no better place to settle his differences with Boom Boom Bundy. And for good measure he wants to make it a Texas Death Match.
With that said, let's go to the ring for the opening contest
- Brad Armstrong upset Curt Hennig after the side Russian Leg Sweep. Curt was firmly in control until making one mistake that Brad did indeed capitalize on with a big dropkick and his finisher for the pin. After the bout a dejected Hennig sat in the middle of the ring and stared around in disbelief before slowly walking to the back.
- Hacksaw Jim Duggan pinned Nikolai Volkoff after a Flying Spear. IVAN KOLOFF joined the commentary team during the match and berated the decadent American lifestyle. After the match Koloff got in the ring and seemed to be scolding Volkoff and challenging him to re-embrace the old country ways.
Rob Van Dam made his way to the ring for the special challenge match and announced his mystery partner, the man who "approached RVD and offered to watch his back against the Long Riders, BARRY WINDHAM".
- The Long Riders defeated Rob Van Dam and Barry Windham. The story here is that it was basically a handicapped match, as Windham never quite seemed to be paying attention when RVD went to tag out. Finally Windham hopped off the apron and left Van Dam easy prey to a Scott Irwin Superplex that gave the Riders the victory.
After the match Windham and the Long Riders joined Tony at ringside. Windham said he heard RVD was stupid, but he's even dumber than he looks. He just fell to the newly formed "OUTLAWS OF WRESTLING", the team that will run roughshod over the singles and tag team division here and destroy anyone and anything in their path to the top.
- The Rock N Roll Express made a successful debut over their long time rivals from various territories The Midnight Express when Robert made a comeback and executed a sunset flip on Dennis for the win. This was exactly the kind of classic tag team match you'd expect from these teams. Lots of double teaming and back and forth action.
And in the main event,
- US Champion Handsome Harley Race defeated Superfly Jimmy Snuka after a piledriver to defend his title.
AS the show closed Race looked into the camera and stated "Tick tock, Savage. Time is running out on your title reign".
Post by MT "Emperor Norton" on Nov 27, 2020 14:22:01 GMT -5
We interrupt the normal programming to take a look into what's going on elsewhere in the territories with Philly Extreme's November To Dismember from the Arena.
After some hyperbole from Joey Styles and a limerick from Joel Gertner it's time to get on with the action.
- The Pitbulls beat 2 High (Marty Jannetty and 2 Cold Scorpio) when Pitbull #1 pinned Jannetty. Fast-paced opener with plenty of action.
- Jerry Lynn defeated Super Crazy after a cradle piledriver in the car crash match of the night.
- Al Snow pinned Fit Finlay after hitting him in the head with Head. Finlay attacked in the aisle and got things started quick in this grudge match, but Snow used his head and his Head to score the win.
TV champion Sandman was doing his customary entrance through the crowd for the triple threat match for the television title when he was attacked in the bleachers by Shane Douglas, who has not been seen in months after going down to an injury at the hands of Sandman. Douglas wore Sandman out and pildrove him on a steel chair in the stands. Sandman had to be carried out and was ruled unable to compete. Therefore the contest became a one on one match with the two contenders fighting to become new champion.
- Steve Corino defied the odds to beat Justin Credible and become new television champion. This one was fought all over the ring and ringside area. Both men bled heavily. Corino finally scored the win after hitting Credible with his own Singapore Cane before securing the pin. Sandman has lost the television title despite not being involved in the match, all thanks to that dirty Shane Douglas.
Chris Candido came to the ring for his special challenge match, daring Bill Alfonso to send in anyone to replace the injured Sabu. To the surprise of many Fonzie came out with none other than the returning Rob Van Dam, on loan from NWA Championship out of Atlanta for one night only.
- Rob Van Dam defeated Chris Candido with the Five Star Frogsplash. Candido took the early advantage, but RVD made his comeback, got his highlight reel in, and got the win.
- Rhino* pinned Mikey Whipwreck after the Gore through a table to defend the heavyweight championship. The unlikely contender was on a roll and it looked like the title was about to change hands until Mikey was caught in midair attempting a cross body off the top rope. Rhino dumped the challenger hard over the top rope, set up a table in the corner, and as Mikey rolled back into the ring and to his feet, Rhino gored the challenger straight into and through the table to get the pin.
* Rhino card is from the ROH set.
Post by Sam Fain on Dec 1, 2020 20:11:14 GMT -5
Great stuff, MT "Emperor Norton"
! Really enjoy your style and the build of all your angles and factions. Wonderful write-ups, too. I wish I were that succinct, haha.
Post by MT "Emperor Norton" on Dec 2, 2020 9:42:16 GMT -5
Great stuff, MT "Emperor Norton"
! Really enjoy your style and the build of all your angles and factions. Wonderful write-ups, too. I wish I were that succinct, haha.
Thanks. Succinct is an acquired skill. I don't have time to type out an opus and no one has time to read it! 😆
Post by MT "Emperor Norton" on Dec 4, 2020 0:12:08 GMT -5
with hosts Gordon Solie and Bob Caudle
Featuring bouts from around the country featuring the superstars of the National Wrestling Alliance
The show of pre-taped matches begins with Gordon and Bob talking from the studio. They hype up the upcoming Season's Beatings supercard and give a rundown of "exciting matches already signed":
In the main event, Randy Savage puts the NWA world title on the line against United States champion Harley Race.
Bruiser Brody locks up with King Kong Bundy in a Texas Death Match
Rob Van Dam looks for revenge when he goes one-on-one with leader of the Outlaws Of Wrestling Barry Windham
The Road Warriors will defend the world tag team championship against the winner of the tag team main event set for next week on NWA Championship Saturday Night between the Rock N Roll Express and the Heavenly Bodies.
-And just signed, the pride of Montague County Texas, Johnny Mantell will face "Mr Electricity" Steve Regal as NWA Championship hosts a Junior Heavyweight title match for the first time.
Aaaand now, to the ring for the opening contest.
- Ivan Koloff (w/Nikolai Volkoff) defeated George South with ease after a Russian Sickle.
In pre-recorded comments played during the match, Koloff stood with Volkoff and newcomer Boris Zuchov as he announced the formation of the Russian Coalition, which he decreed would dominate the sport and show that mother Russia produces the greatest athletes in the world and USA is soft and weak by comparison.
In action from Minnesota
-Jumpin Jim Brunzell defeated Sodbuster Kenny Jay after a flying knee smash.
Jay got in a little offense, but this was mostly a showcase match for Brunzell.
- Heavenly Bodies won by countout over the Fantastics thanks to interference by the Sheepherders.
A great tag team match was marred by controversy in the end. Dr Tom tossed Tommy out of the ring and was going for a top rope move to the floor. The referee was busy trying to stop him when the SHeepherders ran out with those notorious New Zealand flags and attacked the Fantastics from behind. They hurried away as the referee turned around and administered the ten count to give the Bodies the victory.
After the match Tommy and Bobby recovered and spoke to Jim Ross at ringside. Bobby said enough is enough with the Sheepherders and it's time to get them in the ring on even ground. He challenged the matchmakers to put together a FLAG MATCH between them and the Sheepherders for Season's Beatings.
(and since a good promoter doesn't tease something he/she is not going to follow through on, you can add it to the lineup for the supercard)
- Exotic Adrian Street made an impressive debut with a decisive win over Jake Milliman.
Street was hesitant to lock up with the Milkman (who he called "the Milkmaid") until Linda sprayed perfume in the ring. Once the bell sounded Street was all business though and showed a vicious streak in dismantling his opponent before getting the pin with the Crucifix hold.
Adrian was interviewed at ringside after the match and said he has come to the NWA after dominating British wrestling because he heard this is where the real men are and "I must fight with men."
From Platinum Pro wrestling out of California
- Bobo Brazil defeated Johnny Valentine in a hard hitting contest after Bobo caught Johnny with a boot to the head as he came at him in the corner and followed up with a hard Coco Butt for a pin.
And in our feature bout
- The Midnight Express (w/Jim Cornette) defeated Brad and Bob Armstrong after the Dark Side on Brad.
The Armstrongs fought hard, but the teamwork of the Midnights along with the distraction of Cornette at ringside was too much to overcome.
Post by MT "Emperor Norton" on Dec 7, 2020 2:16:01 GMT -5
The Mothershiiiip....if you will.
Saturday at 6:05PM EST
with Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross
Ross and Tony were joined by world tag team champions The ROAD WARRIORS and Paul Ellering to begin the show. Ellering said tonight we learn who will be the next victims of the Road Warriors traveling world of pain. Animal said it didn't matter what team won because the results would be the same then threw it to his partner with the patented "Tell 'em, Hawk". Hawk said both the Heavenly Bodies and the Rock n Roll Express look like something he'd scrape off the bottom of his shoe and that's what they'll be after Season's Beatings.
- Barry Windham easily beat George South. South tried to start quick, but got shut down. Barry only needed a big vertical suplex and his superplex to score the win.
- Nikolai Volkoff and Ivan Koloff (w/Boris Zuchov) defeated Jake Milliman and Kenny Jay when Ivan pinned Jake. The Russians continued to beat on their opponents after the bell until JIMMY VALIANT, BOB ARMSTRONG, and BRAD ARMSTRONG ran out to chase the Soviet trio away.
The Armstrongs and Valiant spoke with Tony at ringside afterwards. Bob said he's a Marine and it's his duty to fight all enemies of this country, foreign and domestic. That includes loudmouth Russian pro wrestlers, too. Jimmy said he may be street people, but he's American through and through and he's not about to let those three reds get the better of him. Jimmy warned that he may have a surprise in store for Koloff and his Bolsheviks, too.
After the break, pre-recorded comments from NWA champion Macho Man Randy Savage, speaking from his home. He said he knows Race paid the Outlaws to try to take him out, but they failed and he'll be at Season's Beatings to make Race regret he ever took it to that level. Then he promised that Windham and his lackeys are next.
- Jimmy Snuka won by disqualification over Masked Superstar (w/King Kong Bundy). A great match spilled out to the floor, where Bundy jumped Snuka from behind. Bundy and Superstar double teamed Snuka, then threw him into the ring where Bundy delivered the Avalanche. Snuka had to be carried to the back.
Ross and Schiavone were joined by newcomer Johnny Saint. Saint said he heard Adrian Street say he wants to fight real men. Well, Saint has followed Adrian clear across the pond to try to get the match Street has been ducking over there for too long and when they finally meet in the rings of NWA Championship Wrestling Street will find out that Johnny Saint is more man than he can handle.
- Johnny Saint defeated Mr. X with an elevated surfboard. This was an excellent display of Saint's unique style and a primer for what's to come when the two British superstars meet in the ring.
- The Rock N Roll Express defeated the Heavenly Bodies after the Double Dropkick on Stan. A nearly perfect tag team match took place between two of the best teams going. It could have gone either way, but the Express had just a little more gas in the tank at the end. Ricky made the hot tag out to Robert and he set up Stan for the double dropkick finish.
Main Event: NWA World Title
-Randy Savage (champion) vs Harley Race (US Champion, Challenger)
NWA world tag team title match
-Road Warriors (champions) vs. Rock n Roll Express (challengers)
Texas Death Match
-Bruiser Brody vs King Kong Bundy
-The Fantastics vs. The Sheepherders
-Rob Van Dam vs. Barry Windham
-Jimmy Valiant vs. Ivan Koloff
NWA Junior Heavyweight title match
-Mr Electricity Steve Regal (champion) vs. Johnny Mantell (challenger)
Post by MT "Emperor Norton" on Dec 12, 2020 9:00:33 GMT -5
Mr Electricity Steve Regal defeated Johnny Mantell with the Ft Lauderdale Leglock to defend the light heavyweight title.
A close contest that went nearly twelve minutes ended when Mantell used a butterfly suplex and Regal bailed out of the ring. Mantell got close to the ropes and Regal grabbed his leg, pulled him down, and ran the left knee into the corner post. Mantell rolled back to the center of the ring and fell victim to the leglock for the submission.
Ivan Koloff pinned Jimmy Valiant after a Russian Sickle off the second rope.
Jimmy fought hard, but Ivan got the upper hand and scored the pin in a straight forward brawl. After the bell The Bolsheviks jumped into the ring, but were quickly met by The Armstrongs. A standoff ended when Ivan ordered his men to return to the locker room since they were not being paid to fight this night.
Jim Ross got into the ring and introduced newcomer to the territory, MAGNUM TA. Magnum said he'd been paying attention to what's going on here and he heard what Harley Race said when he called the United States title "second best". Magnum said he's dreamed of becoming US champ since he was a young boy and Harley has no respect for what that title means to the fans. That brought out Harley, who asked how dare Magnum get in this ring and basically call him out on the night of the biggest match of the year. Before Magnum could answer Race slapped him across the face. Magnum paused and returned the insult with a powerful belly to belly suplex. Race struggled to recover as Magnum left the ring in disgust.
The Fantastics defeated The Sheepherders in a flag match
The object of the match was to climb the corner and grab the flag of your country from the pole above. The battle was fast and furious and several attempts were made at the flags by both teams. In the end Tommy climbed the post on Butch as Bobby kept Luke Williams at bay to give the fan favorites the win.
Barry Windham defeated Rob Van Dam after a lariat
This match delivered all the action and excitement that was anticipated. RVD seemed to be in control after using the Van Daminator and climbed the turnbuckle for a deathjump. He was momentarily distracted by Wild Bill, giving Barry enough time to recover and slam RVD off the top. A lariat later and the leader of the Outlaws Of Wrestling scored the pin.
The Road Warriors (w/Paul Ellering) defeated The Rock N Roll Express to defend the world tag team championship.
A classis encounter of power versus speed. The Express ducked and dodged and dropkicked their way to a competitive match, but eventually Hawk countered Robert's offense and a press slam set up the Doomsday Device for the successful title defense.
Bruiser Brody beat King Kong Bundy in a bloody Texas Death Match
Both men pulled out all the stops and both were wearing the "crimson mask" of blood by the end. Late in the match when Bundy was in trouble MASKED SUPERSTAR tried to run down the aisle to help (although no one was allowed at ringside, as per the rules of the match), but was stopped by SUPERFLY SNUKA before he could make it to the ring. As Snuka fought Superstar to the back Brody laid a steel chair in the ring and gave Bundy a piledriver onto it to incapacitate Bundy. Bundy could not continue and Brody was awarded the match.
Macho Man Randy Savage defended the world heavyweight championship with a disqualification win over Harley Race
This was a fiercely contested match. Race had Savage in trouble early, but the Macho Man rallied. After roughly fifteen minutes of action Savage went to the top and scored with the FLYING ELBOW. Race somehow managed to kickout. Race came all the way back to hit a piledriver, but Savage would not stay down for the three. Frustrated, Race tossed Savage out of the ring and followed. Savage fought back, but Race grabbed the folding chair that was left on the arena floor after the Brody/Bundy match and hit Savage in the midsection with it to fold him over. The referee warned him to put it down, but Race disregarded and slammed the chair across Randy's back to prompt the disqualification.
After the decision Race argued with the referee back in the ring as Savage recovered, grabbed the world title belt from the timekeeper, and and climbed to the top rope. Race turned around and Savage brought the belt down on the head of Race to send the US champ rolling out of the ring and send the fans home happy.