NPWA PRESENTS: Japan Wrestling Federation SUPERCARD! Jan 14, 2023 13:52:20 GMT -5
Post by lankylefty17 on Jan 14, 2023 13:52:20 GMT -5
Around the Territories
As we get set for an epic World Heavyweight in just a couple days, the full card for Japan Wrestling Federation Presents: NEW YEAR SUPERCARD has been announced:
Dynamite Kid vs Tiger Mask
Rikidozan vs Big Van Vader
Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen vs Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba
MAIN EVENT NPWA World Heavyweight Championship: Nick Bockwinkel(c) w/Bobby Heenan vs Antonio Inoki
Sources seem to indicate the World Champ’s next stop will be out west, though that’s likely not going to be confirmed until after the show. In the meantime, lets take a look at what’s been happening around the country in the various territories of the National Pro Wrestling Alliance...
Minnesota Wrecking Crew defeat The Briscos via knee smash in 4 min. ★
Harly Race (0) defeats Angelo Mosca (3) via PILEDRIVER in 18 min ★★
Atlantic Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair (0) beat Magnum T.A. (3) via FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK in 17 min ★
The Horseman continue to wreak havoc in the ACW territory. A loaded knee pad left the Briscos on the wrong end of a screw job finish for the second straight month, while Magnum TA failed to take the Atlantic title from Ric Flair, and was jumped in the ring by Tully Blanchard after the match for good measure. Harley Race earning a win seems to set up a big showdown with Flair for next month.
Midnight Express w/Jim Cornette defeat The Sheephearders via Double Goozle in 7 min ★
Bob Roop (0) defeats Paul Orndorff (1) via SHOULDER BREAKER in 11 min ★
Southern Heavyweight Championship: Ted DiBiase (0) defeats Steve Williams (3) via LOADED GLOVE in 14 min ★
The big story in Mid South this month was the introduction of the Southern Heavyweight Championship, and Ted Dibiase defeating Doctor Death Steve Williams for the inaugural belt. He had a little help from a loaded glove to do it though... and with JYD still out recovering from injuries it would seem the territory is all Dibiase at the moment. Paul Orndorff and Bob Roop's rivalry continues with Roop dominating in the rematch from Road to Gold Stop 4, while the Midnight Express continue to run through the division- as rumors continue that a world tag title tournament is forthcoming...
Curt Hennig (0) beat Billy Robinson (2) via Sleeper in 8 min SQUASH
Sgt Slaughter (4) beat Dick the Bruiser (1) via DQ ★★★
Nick Bockwinkel & Larry Zbyszko w/Bobby Heenan vs Verne Gagne & Harley Race was ruled a DRAW due to double DQ when both teams started brawling and didnt answer the referee count ★
The Bruiser and Sgt Slaughter kicked off a heated rivalry, with Slaughter picking up the first win via DQ. Meanwhile Curt Hennig looked incredibly impressive, and Bockwinkel and Verne Gagne's rivalry continues, with a tag team match that included a guest appearance from Harley race ended in a double DQ.
Killer Bees defeat The Love Brothers via Jumping knee smash in 4 min DUD
Bruno Sammartino (0) defeats Bob Backlund (2) via BEARHUG in 9 min ★
Randy Savage (4) defeats Hulk Hogan (8) via Running knee to the back in 32 min ★★★★★
The NWF was highlighted by a mini tournament that would determine who would face off in the main event next month to crown the inaugural Northeast Champion. The main event, Hogan vs Savage, delivered an all time classic- with Randy Savage kicking out of a Leg Drop and hitting Hogan with two elbow drops and a running knee to the back before dramatically punching his ticket to the finals- where a showdown with Bruno Sammartino awaits.
The Spoiler (5) defeats Joe Blanchard (5) via BIONIC CLAW in 32 min ★★★★
Blackjack Mulligan (0) defeats Michael Hayes (0) via BLACKJACK CLAW in 4 min DUD
David & Kerry Von Erich defeat Dory and Terry Funk via DQ in 22 min ★
The feud between the Von Erichs and the Funks continues to end in bloodshed as the main event abruptly ended with both Funks nailing everyone with lead pipes. Fritz confirmed after the show a cage match would main event next month’s show. Meanwhile the Spoiler continues to impress and the rivalry between the Mulligan’s and the Freebirds rages on.
Battle Royale: Rocky Johnson wins the Battle Royal in 1 hour 45 min ★★★
Buddy Rose ( via Pepper Gomez)
The Grappler (via Andre The Giant)
Doug Somers (via Red Bastien)
Pedro Morales (via Red Bastien)
Pepper Gomez (via Red Bastien)
Andre The Giant (via Greg Valentine)
Greg Valentine (via John Tolos)
Dutch Savage (via Billy Red Lyons)
Mr. Fuji (via Ray Stevens)
Pat Patterson (via Billy Red Lyons)
Mr. Saito (via John Tolos)
Billy Red Lyons (via John Tolos)
Chris Tolos (via Rocky Johnson)
Bobo Brazil (via Ray Stevens)
Red Bastien (via John Tolos)
Ray Stevens (via Rocky Johnson)
John Tolos (via Rocky Johnson)
Freddie Blassie (1) defeats Roddy Piper (2) via SOUTHERN NECKBRECKER in 12 min ★★
With the heavily rumored news that the World Champion would be coming through the west coast next month, WCPW ran a big Cow Palace show featuring a huge 20 man royal rumble with Rocky Johnson coming out on top- shocking a field that included special guests Greg Valentine and none other than Andre the Giant. Roy Shire also announced a tag team tournament that would start next month and crown the territories first champion. But the big story was the main event, where Freddie Blassie defeated Roddy Piper for the likely next shot at the World Champion.