Post by David Morse on Feb 24, 2018 16:41:54 GMT -5
INTERSTELLAR RUMBLE 2114First created as a GWF supercard, the original Interstellar Rumble took place in 2095. In 2097 the GWF discontinued the event, and rights to the card were later purchased by the USWF, which first presented the Rumble as a year-ending card in 2101. In 2103 the Interstellar Rumble moved from December to mid-summer and was relocated from the Mimas Spectrum to the Rhea Forum of Saturn. In 2106 USWF transferred the event to Earth’s Victory Garden.
The 2114 Rumble was held on July 8. The main event was scheduled to be a USWF Heavyweight Title match between Blitz and Colossus. In addition, Jack of Diamonds and Death Knight II were set to continue their feud in a Four Weapons of Destruction Match. Complete results of the card were as follows:
Blizzard defeated Brainstorm
Brainstorm started strong, but the iceman quickly turned things around and won it with a "Frozen Lariet."
Dagger Mack defeated Talisman
As he had on the previous supercard, Talisman challenged Dagger Mack without any explanation, and once again he was easily defeated as Dagger Mack again knocked him out with a foreign object.
Wildcat defeated Holocaust
The smaller man blasted Holocaust with a "Thrill of the Kill" for an easy win.
Justice and Splatter defeated The Protectorate
Zouave and Sentinel had been one of the hottest tag teams in the federation, while Justice and Splatter had struggled recently, but this match was a fairly easy win for the unlikely combo of former Krakan hitmen as Zouave went down to a "Contempt of Court."
Between matches, Talisman was asked to explain why he has now challenged Dagger Mack twice, given that the two have no known history. The True Way leader's only response was a cryptic "All will be revealed in its time."
Halcón Oro defeated Lycosa
The former tag team partners, who have now both officially dissolved their ties with Terak, fought for the first time in many years, with Oro surviving some good early offense by Lycosa and winning with an "Ave de Rapina." Oro has now won all six of his singles matches since the Masked Marvels broke up, while Lycosa has yet to win in six attempts.
Castor Chain Match for the Hardcore Title: Mourn (champion) vs. Gordo
Mourn had little trouble retaining his belt, knocking out Gordo with a "Mournful Cry" in just four minutes.
The Dominator defeated Doctor Payne
The Dominator has struggled in 2114, but in this match he blasted Payne with a "Painful Domination" for the win. Payne had won four of his previous five singles contests since returning to the USWF after an absence of over a year.
Blackout (Charon and Scorpio) defeated Upper Class (Witherspoon and Varsity)
In a matchup of two of the most successful tag teams in USWF history, both of which have underperformed in 2114, Blackout picked up an important win in a tough back-and-forth match as Varsity went down to a "Total Blackout."
USWF Crusierweight Championship: Stigma (c) vs. Zed Marlowe
This contest was not just a title match but another battle between members of the teams led by Exo-King and Death Knight. Stigma has had an outstanding rookie year in 2114, but this time he was pinned by Marlowe with a deathjump to give the King's Court member his third reign as cruiserweight champion.
Between matches, Jack of Diamonds was asked whether he felt his Four Weapons of Destruction Match with Death Knight II would settle matters between them. "I honestly don't know," Jack replied. "When this started, it was my father's fight. But even though I'm letting my father handle his own business now, I still don't like Death Knight II much, and what's worse is I haven't managed to beat hm yet. So we'll see how this goes tonight and who is still standing at the end."
Cosmic Cage Match: Homicide defeated Crow
Two of the USWF's long-standing stars squared off in this match, which was won by Homicide after he had manhandled his quicker opponent in the cage.
Titan Hardcore Match: Dar Gova defeated Thayne
Overall, Thayne has had a better rookie year than Dar Gova, but in head-to-head matchups Dar Gova has prevailed. This contest was no different as the bigger man controlled the action and won with an "Inquisition."
Interstellar Championship Match: Pathfinder vs. Paragon
Two of the federation's most powerful wrestlers squared off in a match to fill the Interstellar Title that was vacated when Blitz won the USWF Heavyweight Belt. After a solid performance by both men, Paragon claimed the championship with a "Paragon Power Bomb." After the final bell, Pathfinder raised his opponent's hand in acknowledgement of the victory and then called for a microphone.
"You've always been an arrogant cus, and I never have liked you," the USWF's all-time leader in singles victories and titles held began. "But I gotta say I've been impressed lately, and this was a heck of a match tonight. And I've also noticed that recently you've been keeping your mouth shut and just fighting, and doing it very well. I hope you get your head together and start doing things the right way. My career is winding down, but you've got some time left, and I'd be happy if you wanted to think about taking my place in standing up to some of the real jerks in this fed."
With that, Pathfinder dropped the microphone and left he ring. Paragon said nothing, simply gazing thoughtfully after his opponent.
Titan Hardcore Tag Team Match: Espionage defeated Theater of Pain
The growing feud between these two top tag teams continues to intensify. On this night Espionage won a tough fifteen minute contest as Shylock pinned Tragedy with a "Shylock Slam."
Painmaster defeated Lance At-Las
This back-and-forth contest between two long-time stars ended when Painmaster caught Lance with a "Torture Rack."
Falls Count Anywhere Match: Puma defeated Chupacabras
Two of the USWF's wildest stars engaged in a brawl that ended when Puma stopped his opponent in the ring with a wrenching full nelson.
Circinus Cell Match Raven defeated Mace
This contest between the former W. A. R. members ended quickly when Raven hit back-to-back "Bladerunners."
USWF Tag Team Championship Match. The Ninja Assassins (c) vs. the Lower World
The Brymstone team controlled the action in this match and looked to be on their way to victory when Daemon was disqualified for using a chair in a brawl outside the ring, allowing the Assassins to retain their titles.
Four Weapons of Destruction Match: Jack of Diamonds vs. Death Knight II
For the fifth time in five meetings, the masked man came out on top, this time beating Jack brutally with the weapons and finally knocking him out with a "Loaded Gauntlet."
USWF Heavyweight Championship Match: Blitz (c) vs. Colossus
After a slow start the Aethran powerhouse hammered his cyborg opponent all over the ring before tossing him outside and claiming the win by countout.
After the card, Death Knight commented to the media. "We won again tonight. Jack of Diamonds is no match for Death Knight II," he said. "But the real issue is not with Jack, but his father. We will continue to beat up on Jack just so that Exo-King will have to watch and see his son suffer. The same will happen to anyone aligned with Exo-King. We will not stop until my revenge is complete."
PRIMARY COLORS, STAR DEFENDERS SHARE EARLY WAR GAMES LEADTwo teams, Primary Colors and the Star Defenders, have stood out in early USWF War Games action. Current standings and records are as follows:
1. The Star Defenders (Pathfinder, Lance at-Las, Angst, Charon, Scorpio, Espionage, Thayne, Gordo): 4-0
2. Primary Colors (Blitz, Paragon, Painmaster, Chupacabras, Mourn, Dr. Payne, Varsity, Witherspoon, the Lower World): 3-0
3. The King;s Court (Zed Marlowe, the Protectorate, Homicide, Dagger Mack, the Ninja Assassins, Talisman, Blizzard, Indigo): 3-2
4. The Black Knights (Death Knight II., Stigma, Theater of Pain, Mace, Dar Gova, Lycosa, the Pekhota): 1-3
5. Penthouse Suite (Colossus, the Dominator, the Penthouse Punks, Holocaust, the Troubleshooters, Wildcat, Brainstorm): 1-4
6. The Savage Kingdom: (Raven, Puma, Crow, Halcón Oro, Gila, Justice, Splatter, Karah, Talon): 0-3
Note: Pathfinder, Charon, Scorpio, Chupacabras, Blitz, Marikel, and Silver Ace are my own bootlegs. Dagger Mack is a creation of Andrew Karas. Homicide is a creation of Steve Minskoff. Crow is a creation of Jaime Wilson. Death Knight II is a creation of Pete Beck. The Unknown Soldier was originaly a creation of Paul Sougleris. Dr. Payne is from the first Promoter Madness GWFZ set.