Post by on_the_edge on Nov 27, 2021 17:29:45 GMT -5
Dateline - 12/11/79
As we leave the turbulent 70's and enter the energetic 80's the time is right for one of the oldest forms of entertainment in America to take the next step in its evolution. Thus, we bring you Radically Cool Wrestling (RCW). The brainchild of two Wall Street whizzes, a couple of their friends in the entertainment world and a gentleman with a long history involving the grappling game.
The idea is to bring wrestling to the masses in a new and exciting way. Fans will get to learn about the wrestlers more as people, seeing what motivates them. The show will be syndicated and carried on numerous channels across the country, especially in major markets. It will air at 8 PM on Tuesdays starting 2/5/80. Most stations will air a replay on Saturday or Sunday in either late morning or early afternoon.
What will the program be called? The Show. Because as official celebrity spokesman for RCW, former NY Yankees skipper and new Oakland Athletics' manager Billy Martin says, "Just like in baseball, everyone in wrestling hopes to make it to The Show." Billy Martin will be at that first show which will take place in Miami. Florida is a hotbed for wrestling and like Billy said, "Miami has no MLB team and never will but at least they have wrestling."
The RCW has some amazing corporate sponsors as well. First is Radio Shack. As their spokeswoman said, "We are entering the electronic age. Radio Shack will be leading the way both into the 80's and eventually the new millennium. As we are on the forefront of this new age so is RCW on the forefront of professional wrestling. We here at Radio Shack are proud to be sponsors and work with the RCW". Other sponsors include the Sears, Roebuck and Company plus the official burger place of RCW, Burger Chef.
Now, for the important part. The roster. The RCW signed some of the best up and coming future stars. The also signed one HUGE star. Figuratively and literally. They are in talks with some other big names to bring in. First let's look at the men who make up the Hero team. These are the good guys who play by the book.
First is that huge name we mentioned. Standing well over 7 foot is one of the most well-known and well-loved wrestlers in the world, Pierre the Enormous. He was recently in the movie The Princess Ride. Now he comes to RCW to do what he does best. Wrestle. He is a nice guy but can be quite the...brute. There is also the energetic Lazer, a favorite of the ladies. We also have the masked superstar from Mexico, Star Boy. The BMX legend, Rad Racer. Archeologist turned adventurer turned pro wrestler, Arizona Chance. Finally, a man who is friends with Pierre and who Pierre helped train, Red Pirate Rogers.
Now on the Villian side there will be some dastardly dudes making up that camp. We have the mysterious but surely evil Dark Invader. Karate bad boy, Johnny Kobra. Tennis bad boy (sense a theme here?) Tennis Pro. The creepy one known as The Piranha. Scary looking Skull Gore. Last but far from least, the intimidating man from the USSR, Hammerhead.
What will these men be wrestling for besides fame and fortune? Well championships of course. More info on when they will decide the inaugural champions will come later. But we know there will be three titles. The RCW World Championship, the RCW World Tag Team Championship and a secondary singles championship, the USA Title.
The last bit of info for now is the man in charge of the craziness with be RCW Commissioner Mr. Codger. He's been in the wrestling business for decades and loved by fans. Hopefully he has enough energy to keep up with this new brand of wrestling. So, join us in Miami for the first show if you can. If not, check your local listings for the station in your area carrying The Show. Again, the first episode will be Tuesday, 2/5/80.
See you in the new decade.
Post by on_the_edge on Dec 23, 2021 18:36:59 GMT -5
Dateline - 01/21/80
It is almost time for the first RCW show and this weekend is your chance to earn free tickets. At different Radio Shacks across Miami this Saturday and Sunday the RCW will be having meet and greets. You will be able to meet and get autographs from RCW wrestlers Lazer and Rad Racer. Along with them come out and see RCW Celebrity Spokesman, Billy Martin, as well as Strawberry Shortcake. The first 10 people in line at each event will get free tickets to the show. Fans will have the ability to purchase General Admission tickets as well. But that is not all. McDonalds will be at the events handing out their newest menu item for the kids, the McDonalds Happy Meal. Also, while you are at the Radio Shack check out the hottest new item, the Sony Walkman. Take music with you wherever you go. Radio Shack will have their Walkman on sale this weekend. Check the listing at the bottom of the page for times and locations you can come meet the stars of RCW and all the other exciting action. It is almost time for...THE SHOW.
Post by on_the_edge on Dec 24, 2021 17:05:15 GMT -5
2/5/80 Miami, FL - card #1
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor is playing as we are live for the first The Show. The crowd is pumped up. Then we go to the announcer's desk.
Gorilla Typhoon: Hello everyone and welcome to The Show. I'm Gorilla Typhoon and the man next to me is former wrestler and part time actor KC "The Bod".
KC: Thanks Gorilla. I'm looking forward to all the great action. We have an amazing show lined up for tonight.
Gorilla Typhoon: That's right KC. Now, let's go to the ring and Billy Martin.
The camera shot goes to the ring where Billy Martin is standing.
Billy Martin: Welcome to Miami and The Show. Is everyone ready for some hot wrestling action from Radically Cool Wrestling? (He pauses as the fans cheer). We'll all right then, let's get to it.
Star Boy vs The Piranha.
A solid match that saw The Piranha dominate. He went for his Outlaw Choke finisher but when the ref tried to stop him from choking Star Boy, he shoved the ref. That resulted in a DQ.
Winner: Star Boy by disqualification. (**)
-- Commercials including Sears --
We see Tennis Pro arriving in back with his manager, Valley Girl, walking behind him as she files her nails. Behind them is a young man struggling with three pieces of luggage and what appears to be four tennis rackets in expensive cases.
We go to the interview area where backstage reporter Mean Jeans is standing by with Dark Invader.
Mean Jeans: You asked for this time Dark Invader. What's on your mind?
Dark Invader: Did you see that horrible display in the opening match? The Piranha was in complete control and due to an accidental bump of the ref he lost the match.
Mean Jeans: Oh, come on now. It sure looked like it was intentional.
Dark Invader: Do not interrupt me worm. I find your lack of respect disturbing. The point is, Star Boy should be ashamed to win like that. I think he needs to learn his place. So, I challenge him to a match on our next show in Jacksonville. I doubt he will accept.
-- Commercials including Radio Shack --
Red Pirate Rogers w/Pierre The Enormous vs Johnny Kobra.
Rogers showed his inexperience early on. But Pierre encouraged him and he fought back. He hit his finisher, Swashbuckler, and got the pin.
Winner: Red Pirate Rogers by pinfall. (***)
Rogers is having his arm raised when someone rushes in the ring and attacks him from behind. It's the Russian powerhouse, Hammerhead. He pummels on the Pirate till Pierre is able to enter the ring. Hammerhead beats a quick retreat leaving a steaming Pierre behind. Pierre shakes his fist then checks on his good friend.
We see world famous manager to the stars, The Thinker, walking in back. Mean Jeans catches up to him.
Mean Jeans: The Thinker? What are you doing in RCW?
The Thinker: I'm looking for a job as a hot dog vendor. What kind of moronic question is that? It's obvious you didn't get this job based on your looks but now it is obvious it wasn't based on your IQ either. I'm here scouting talent. I'm looking for someone to receive the greatest gift of their career. Me as their manager. Now, go find a job worthy of your skills. Like being a doorstop.
-- Commercials including Burger Chef --
Standing in the promo area is Star Boy.
Star Boy: You want a match with me Dark Invader? I say sì. We will see who is embarrassed next week.
Gorilla Typhoon: Well, that is one match for next week. I just got word of another one. Due to Hammerhead's actions earlier, we will have our first tag match. It will be Pierre The Enormous and Red Pirate Rogers taking on Hammerhead and Johnny Kobra.
KC: That sounds great Typhoon. But right now, I'm ready to see Tennis Pro wipe the face paint off that pretty boy Lazer.
Lazer vs Tennis Pro w/Valley Girl.
Laser came out to a loud pop. As the match started Tennis Pro was complaining to the ref about the fans. He wanted quiet as he was used to performing that way. This allowed Lazer to get the jump on him to the delight of the fans. While the match went back and forth some, Laser dominated most of it. He motioned to the fans, who went wild, and applied his Lazerlock finisher. Tennis Pro called to Valley Girl for help, but she was busy jawing with a ringside fan. He ended up tapping.
Winner: Lazer via submission. (***)
Gorilla Typhoon: Well, that is our show this week. Join us next week when we come live from Jacksonville, FL. For myself and KC "The Bod" thanks for watching and we will see you next week.
Post by on_the_edge on Dec 25, 2021 16:25:03 GMT -5
2/12/80 Jacksonville, FL - card #2
Gorilla Typhoon: Welcome to The Show. We are live in Jacksonville FL. And do we have a great show for you folks tonight.
KC: Of course it will be good. I'm here. But let's get to the action shall we. Our opening match is a challenge match from last week.
Dark Invader vs Star Boy.
Dark Invader was dominating early in the match. He seemed to be more concerned with playing with Star Boy and embarrassing him than winning. It almost cost him when Star Boy started fighting back. Finally, Invader hit a Shadow Side Slam and pinned Star Boy
Winner: Dark Invader via pinfall. (***)
We see Tennis Pro in back berating the boy who carried his bags last week.
The camera is back in the loading area of the arena and a black limo pulls up.
KC: Wow, look at that. I wonder who's in the back of that limo.
Gorilla Typhoon: There have been rumors of a big-name wrestler jumping ship and signing with RCW. Perhaps that is him in the back. Looks like we are about to find out.
The driver of the limo gets out and walks to the back. He opens the door and a middle-aged man, dressed immaculately in the common uniform of a butler exits the limo. He straightens out his pants and jacket then proceeds toward the back of the limo.
We then see a second limo behind the first. This one is a white stretch limo. The gentleman walks to the back door of that limo and opens it. Outcome four stunningly beautiful women in elegant evening dresses. Two blonds, one brunette and one red head. They wait as someone else is exiting the limo. A young blond man with perfectly styled hair and wearing an expensive looking three-piece suit comes out.
Gorilla Typhoon: Well, I'll be. That's Jet Set Strutter. Many consider him to be the best pure wrestler in the world today. He's won gold everywhere he's been. If he's signed with RCW that's a huge coup for us.
Jet Set turns toward the butler.
Jet Set Strutter: Alfred, me and the ladies are headed to the suite RCW got for us. Grab the bags from the trunk and bring them there.
Alfred: Of course, sir.
With that, Jet Set takes two ladies on each arm, and they walk off.
--- commercials including for The Show next week ---
Arizona Chance vs Skullgore.
An intense match that went back and forth. Arizona took a beating but kept coming back. His lack of experience probably cost him. Skullgore hit a Diving Skullbutt and finally put Arizona away.
Winner: Skullgore by pinfall. (*** 1/2)
Laser is in the ring. He cuts a promo on how he may be young but he's hungry to be the best. He says he keeps learning and training. When RCW crowns their inaugural World Champion, he plans on it being him. The crowd goes wild.
The Thinker is in an office talking on the phone. He sees the camera and tells the person on the phone to hold on. He then gets up and while tossing out insults forces the cameraman out of the office before slamming the door in his face.
--- commercials including Radio Shack ---
Gorilla Typhoon: It's just about time for our main event. But first we want to let people in the Atlanta area to know we will be there next week so come out and see us. The following week we will be in Nashville. So, if in the area get your tickets for the hottest wrestling action.
Pierre The Enormous and Red Pirate Rogers vs Johnny Kobra and Hammerhead.
Before the match started Hammerhead towered over Rogers and tried to intimidate him. Then Pierre walked over and looked down at Hammerhead. Having to look up at someone is something new for the Russian.
This was a short match. Rogers chopped Johnny's chest and Johnny mocked his karate skills. Johnny unleashes some short offense then hit his finisher, Leg Sweep. Rogers kicked out but was obviously in trouble. Johnny tagged out and Hammerhead wasted no time. He blasted Rogers with a KO Punch and pinned him.
Winner: Johnny Kobra and Hammerhead via pinfall. (*)
Johnny and Hammerhead celebrate while Pierre checks on Rogers.
The camera shows Jet Set Strutter and his ladies sipping champagne and enjoying the show.
Post by on_the_edge on Dec 26, 2021 16:20:48 GMT -5
2/19/80 Atlanta, GA - card #3
I Will Survive plays and the crowd is rocking. We see Gorila Typhoon and KC "The Bod" sitting at the announcer's desk. KC is sporting sunglasses and a feather boa.
Gorilla Typhoon: Welcome to Atlanta and another exciting episode of The Show. I'm Gorilla Typhoon and as always, I'm joined by KC. Tell me KC, what's with the new get-up?
KC: Well Gorilla, I've got a part in a major motion picture that will be a blockbuster. I can't talk about it now, but it has led me to go Hollywood.
Gorilla Typhoon: Give me a break KC. But speaking of Hollywood, there is a movie coming out this summer based on the life and adventures of one of our very own. Arizona Chance and his life as an archeologist and adventurer. It's called Raiders of the Ozark and we will have a sneak peek at it later tonight. But for now, let's get to the ring for the opening bout.
Star Boy vs Tennis Pro w/Valley Girl.
A decent match that saw Tennis Pro abuse Star Boy for most of it. Then Valley Girl got on the apron and flirted with the ref. That is when the young man who has been seen with Tennis Pro ran down with a tennis racket and handed it to Tennis Pro. A Tennis Racket Smash led to the cover and pin.
Winner: Tennis Pro by pinfall. (*)
As Tennis Pro, Valley Girl and the other man start to head to the back they are stopped at the top of the ramp by Mean Jeans.
Mean Jeans: A moment of your time Tennis Pro if you will. We have seen this young man with you on numerous occasions. Who is he?
Tennis Pro: He is of no importance. Just a ball boy and that is what you can refer to him. Ball Boy.
Mean Jeans: No importance? He helped you win by bringing you the tennis racket.
Tennis Pro: You cannot be serious!
With that he walked off, Valley Girl and Ball Boy right behind him.
The camera peeks thru a slightly opened door into an office. The Thinker is talking on the phone and appears to be very happy.
--- commercials including for The Show being in Nashville and Memphis the next two weeks.
Mean Jeans: We have a way for all our fans to get the latest breaking news and hot gossip going around the RCW. It's a hotline you can call anytime for the low price of $1.99 the first minute and $.99 for each additional minute. Just call 1-999-THE-SHOW.^ Kids, get your parents' permission before calling. Back to you Typhoon.
Gorilla Typhoon: Well, that sounds like a great service for RCW fans. Now, let's get ready for our next match. It is part of the ongoing feud between Red Pirate Rogers and Hammerhead as they meet for the first time one on one. Let's go to the ring for the action.
Red Pirate Rogers w/Pierre The Enormous vs Hammerhead.
Rogers relied on his speed to avoid Hammerhead and his power for most of the opening few minutes. He jumped on the Russians back and used a sleeper to wear him down. He hit the Swashbuckler to earn the upset victory. Rogers celebrated with Pierre on the floor after the match as Hammerhead stewed in the ring.
Winner: Red Pirate Rogers via pinfall. (* 1/2)
A trailer for Raiders of the Ozark.
A shot of Jet Set Strutter leaving his dressing room as he headed to the ring for his match. He is wearing a flashy robe.
--- commercials including one for Raiders of the Ozark ---
People are walking in a back hallway when a woman screams. The camera pans down and shows a cockroach. Suddenly a boot comes slamming down on it, squashing it. The camera pans up to show a slightly pudgy man in an exterminator's uniform. He says, "Got something bugging you? I'm the one you are gonna call."
An introduction of a new talk show segment, Across From The Spectrum, featuring interviewer Rex Spectrum. His first guest, The Piranha.
The segment was Rex asking questions, The Piranha starting to answer and then Rex talking over him. The Pirahna was visibly upset. Finally, he had enough and exploded. He said Rex just liked to hear the sound of his own voice. He said he will show Rex and everyone he is a serious threat next week. He then stomps off.
Jet Set Strutter vs Rad Racer.
The BMX rode his bike down to the ring, popped a wheelie and hopped on his back wheel a few times to the delight of some young fans in the front row. Then Jet Set made his way out to boos. The camera did catch a couple female fans admiring his looks.
Jet Set seemed to be playing with his opponent. He was never in real trouble. He put Rad Racer in his finisher, Six-Figure Leg Lock. Due to his strong legs, Racer held out for a bit but finally tapped.
Winner: Jet Set Strutter by submission. (**)
Jet Set struts in the ring as the show ends.
^ Legal notice: This phone number is not in service in the 21st century.
Post by on_the_edge on Dec 28, 2021 17:09:53 GMT -5
2/26/80 Nashville, TN - card #4
The Show's theme song plays then Gorilla Typhon and KC welcome the viewers.
Gorilla Typhon: Our opening match will involve two new men to RCW. They are Colbalt Commander and Ace Arcadium. That match will be next after these commercials.
--- commercials including one for Montgomery Wards ---
The camera shows a fly on a wall. A fly swatter swings in, smacks and kills it. The camera pans out and shows the exterminator holding it.
Exterminator guy: Swatting flies. Swatting bad guys. It's all the same to me. Next week, it's Swatting Time.
The screen goes black then in white letters, "Bug Buster's in ring debut...next week".
Colbalt Commander vs Ace Arcadium.
Both men didn't just want to win, they wanted to impress RCW officials to get more airtime. The match was really good as both men made runs. Ace Arcadium hit his finisher, Game Over, but did not get the pin. A minute later he hit it again and pinned Colbalt.
Winner: Ace Arcadium via pinfall. (***)
The Piranha walks out with a mic and to the shock of all he makes his way over the barricade and moves thru the crowd.
The Piranha: I deserve to have the PR department of RCW behind me like some of these other guys. I am a man of the people. I should be in the commercials and on the posters.
A fan close to The Piranha holds up a sign that reads "The Piranha fears Shamu". The Piranha sees it and motions for the fan to put it down. The fan refuses and gets excited, jumping up and down with it. The Piranha motions again but with an angry look on his face this time. When the fan still refuses The Piranha snaps and attacks the fan to the surprise of all around them. Ushers and security come over, grab The Piranha and drag him off.
--- commercials including one for 1-999-THE-SHOW ---
Gorilla Typhon: I would like to apologize for everyone here at RCW. The actions of The Piranha are not what RCW stands for and it will not be tolerated. The fan has been checked on and he is ok. As far as The Piranha, I have been informed that our Commissioner, Mr. Codger, is reviewing the situation. He will have a response later this evening.
Arizona Chance and Rad Racer vs Dark Invader and Skullgore.
This was supposed to be a tag match but did not end up that way. Neither team made a tag as Racer shocked Skullgore with a sleeperhold drop and pinned him.
Winner: Arizona Chance and Rad Racer by pinfall. (*)
After the match, Skullgore and Dark Invader get in a heated discussion. Skullgore is upset that Invader didn't try and break up the pin and Invader can't believe he didn't kick out.
Mean Jeans and The Thinker are in the interview area.
The Thinker: What is happening tonight Mean Jeans? Tonight, was supposed to be my night but all people are talking about is The Piranha. He is stealing my thunder. Why? Why is he doing that?
Mean Jeans: Actually, I'm supposed to ask the questions. I'm the backstage reporter.
A slight pause as The Thinker stares at Mean Jeans.
The Thinker: Oh shut up you peon. It is time for my huge announcement. I have found a man worthy of my managerial brilliance. With no further ado, the one and only, Jet Set Strutter.
With that Jet Set made his way out with three gorgeous ladies.
Mean Jeans: Wow, this IS big news. So, The Thinker is now your manager?
Jet Set: That is correct. The world's greatest wrestler joins up with the world's greatest manager. Nothing can stop up. We are going straight to the top. Now, we have to go discuss strategy...at the hottest night clubs Nashville has to offer. (Speaking to someone off camera) Alfred, get the limos ready.
--- commercials including The Show coming to New Orleans in two weeks ---
Mean Jeans: What a night for news. First, The Thinker becomes the manager of Jet Set Strutter. Now, there is exclusive news on 1-999-THE-SHOW^ regarding a tournament to crown the inaugural RCW World Champion. So, make sure to call and find out. Kids, get your parents' permission first.
Lazer vs Johnny Kobra.
Johnny came out to boos, and he threatened to attack some ringside fans. KC points out he gets where Johnny is coming from but after what happened earlier it's not a wise thing to do right now. Then Lazer came out and got a huge pop. When the bell rang it was all Lazer as he dominated Johnny. When Lazer put Johnny in the Lazerlock it was all over.
Winner: Lazer via submission. (* 1/2)
Commissioner Mr. Codger is sitting behind his desk.
Mr. Codger: What happened tonight is not acceptable. The Piranha, and all RCW wrestlers, need to understand that you should never put your hands on a fan. I am left with no option but to suspend The Piranha. Thus, he is suspended 6 weeks without pay. Hopefully this will be the last time I have to do something like this.
The Show ends with a reminder to tune in next week as they will be live from Memphis, TN.
^ For those interested in the news but cannot call the hotline due to being in the wrong decade they can message me with "1-999-THE-SHOW" and get almost the same experience. Just without the long pauses and filler to stretch out the call to make it longer. Of course, no huge charges on your phone bill. As always, kids get your parents' permission first.
Post by on_the_edge on Jan 2, 2022 16:38:40 GMT -5
3/4/80 Memphis, TN - card #5
Gorilla Typhoon and KC "The Bod" welcomes everyone to Memphis and The Show.
Bug Buster vs Tennis Pro w/Valley Girl and Ball Boy.
The bell rings to start the match but Tennis Pro is giving the ref the riot act. Bug Buster walks over and taps Tennis Pro on the shoulder. Tennis Pro brushes him off. Buster taps again and another brush off. Bug Buster shrugs and then lifts up Tennis Pro for a reverse atomic drop. Soon after he put on Extermination and Tennis Pro tapped. Nice debut for Buster.
Winner: Bug Buster by submission. (*)
After the match Tennis Pro gives Valley Girl a tongue lashing.
Tennis Pro: Why didn't you do anything to help me from getting beat?
Valley Girl: I didn't think you'd get beat so fast.
Tennis Pro: You cannot be serious!
Rad Racer is walking down a hallway with a bounce in his step. He accidentally bumps into Johnny Kobra.
Johnny Kobra: Hey! Watch it punk.
Rad Racer: I'm so sorry. I'm just excited. I had a big win last week.
Johnny Rocket: Yea, well I lost.
Rad Racer: Oh, sorry to hear that. I promise to be more careful in the future.
Johnny Rocket: Yea, ok.
With that, Rad turns around to continue on his way. Suddenly Johnny runs up behind him and sweeps Rad's legs. Then Johnny springs as fast as a cobra and is on top of Rad, raining down blows. Some staff comes over and pulls Johnny off of Rad. Johnny gets a sneer on his face, tugs on the collar of his gear with both hands and walks off.
--- commercials including Burger Chef and their new kids' meals ---
Gorilla Typhoon: Welcome back. We'd like you to know we will be in the Big Easy, New Orleans, next week. Then we head to Texas for dates in Houston and Dallas, so come out and see us if you are the area.
KC: I will be there, so of course the shows will be sold out.
Gorilla Typhoon: Oh give me a break.
Dark Invader vs Arizona Chance.
These men were in a tag match last week but neither tagged in. First couple minutes went back and forth then Dark Invader got on a role. He hit The Corruptor and pinned Arizona.
Winner: Dark Invader via pinfall. (**)
We see a workout video from Ace Arcadium. We see him playing different video games at an arcade, working on his hand eye coordination. Then sparring with a partner in the ring. He hits a strong attack and knocks his partner loopy.
Ace Arcadium: Oops. Sometimes I do not know my own strength. But that will work to my advantage in RCW and take me to the top. Just like on every video game score board.
--- commercials including Sony Walkman ---
Gorilla Typhoon: It is just about time for our main event. Make sure to watch next week as we will have some exciting news about the crowning of our first World Champion.
Jet Set Strutter w/The Thinker vs Star Boy.
The flamboyant one started hot but the youngster from Mexico fought back. For a couple minutes it seemed Jet Set was in trouble. The Thinker was looking nervous as he paced back and forth ring side. It would not be good for his man to lose the first man with him at the helm. Jet Set finally got back on track and soon wiggled his finger in the air signaling he was going for his finisher. He slapped on the Six-Figure Leg Lock and although Star Boy tried not to, he has to eventually tap out.
Winner: Jet Set Strutter via submission. (***)
We see workers in back moving boxes when a loud roar is heard. The men stop, frozen, with a look of fear as the show ends.
Post by on_the_edge on Jan 4, 2022 16:20:23 GMT -5
3/11/80 New Orleans, LA - card #6
As The Show's theme song, I Will Survive, plays we see shots of the French Quarter including world famous Bourbon Street where people are having a good time. Then we see fans who were lined up before the show began.
Gorilla Typhoon: Welcome to the Big Easy everyone. We have a great show for you.
KC: Wait, something is going on in the back. Are you hearing this Gorilla?
Gorilla Typhoon: Yes I am KC. Can we go to a camera back there?
The shot goes to in back where Hammerhead is wailing on Red Pirate Rogers. Hammerhead lifts Rogers up and slams him thru a table. A loud yell is heard and the camera pans to the hallway where we see an enraged Pierre rumbling toward the action. Hammerhead sees this and decides to beat a retreat.
KC: That was wild. Hammerhead got the better of Rogers but at what cost? He has an angry Pierre the Enormous after him now.
Gorilla Typhoon: You said it KC. Let's go to the ring for our opening match.
Star Boy vs Colbalt Commander.
Star Boy has been on every card bit one. He was looking for his first win by pin or submission. It did not look good at first as Colbalt was pounding on him. Then Star Boy fought back and hit a Flying Cross Chop leading to the pin. Star Boy had his first win that wasn't due to his opponent getting DQ'd.
Winner: Star Boy by pinfall. (**)
Gorilla Typhoon: Congratulations to Star Boy on his big win. Now, let's go to the ring and Mean Jeans.
Mean Jeans: It's time to release some big news. Actually, those that have called our RCW hotline have already heard this news. It regards awarding our first World Championship. We will be having a super card on Sunday April 13th in Pasadena, CA. It will be held at the Rose Bowl, the stadium that just two months ago saw the Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl 14. To go with that theme, we are calling this card Wrestle Bowl. Over the next couple weeks, we will announce the eight men that will take part in the World Championship tournament. But there is more news. For those fans around the country that want to see this event but cannot be in California you will be able to watch at different locations via closed-circuit television. More info on that will be forthcoming. Back to you Typhoon.
Gorilla Typhoon: The is big news indeed. Who will be the very first RCW World Champion?
--- commercials including a trailer for Superman II ---
A promo for how The Show will be coming to TX for the next couple weeks.
As we get ready for the next match, one that came out of Johnny Kobra attacking Rad Racer last week, the camera pans the ringside fans. We see an overzealous middle-aged man. A balding man wearing a raggedy black robe that causes him to stand out.
Johnny Kobra vs Rad Racer.
Johnny was all over Racer. When he tossed Racer hard into a corner Racer snapped and fought back. His momentum did not last long. Soon Johnny took Racer out with a Leg Sweep.
Winner: Johnny Kobra via pinfall. (**)
Gorilla Typhoon: So much for Rad Racer getting payback for the sneak attack he suffered at Johnny's hands.
KC: What is going on over there?
Gorilla Typhoon: What are you babbling about now KC?
KC: The fans are worked up over something Gorilla. They are looking up at...WHOA, what the heck is that? Get a camera, get a camera to shoot at the rafters.
A camera shot goes toward the rafters. It is poorly lit, full of shadows. Someone with a full mane of hair is seen moving thru the shadows but he is hard to see before he disappears.
Gorilla Typhoon: Who, or what, was that?
KC: It looked part man, part lion.
Gorilla Typhoon: Do we have a Phantom of The Show?
--- commercials including a trailer for The Empire Strikes Back ---
Gorilla Typhoon: Some great movies coming out this summer. Superman, Empire and of course Raiders of the Ozark.
KC: Who cares? We have insanity all around us. Guys gets jumped in back. Mystery men in the rafters. Besides, the biggest movie will be the one I have a part in.
Gorilla Typhoon: Give me a break KC.
Skullgore comes out for the main event and the fan in a robe we saw early is jumping up and down. He appears to be trying to get Skullgore's attention. He gives Skullgore a thumbs up. When Ace Arcadium came out the fan booed. Ace walked near the fan who tossed his popcorn at Ace. Security came over to remove the fan as Ace laughed it off.
Ace Arcadium vs Skullgore.
Ace was tapping all the right buttons early on. Then his opponent used his head, literally, to turn things around. Skullgore hit a Crossbone Body Block and covered Ace who kicked out with power at two. Skullgore followed up with a Diving Skullbutt and got the three count.
Winner: Skullgore by pinfall. (**)
Before the show ends, we get a promo from Jet Set Strutter.
Jet Set: Soon we will crown our first World Champion. Who will it be? Whooooooo! This guy. (points to himself with both thumbs) Because to be the guy you have to beat the guy. I'm the guy and no one can beat me.
Post by on_the_edge on Jan 5, 2022 16:43:42 GMT -5
though I really wish we had ended up with another set or two to flesh things out, some really fun action here.
Thank you. Yea it would have been nice to have a few more cards. When I got the email with the write up, I saw the two dozen and thought it could use a few more. I forgot about the 4 bonus cards that helps some. I have plans to add a half or dozen wrestlers down the line that fit the theme of the official ones. I also have plans to one day bring in a few CHIKARA guys that would mix well with the official cards.