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Derek Kraft - Jul 18, 2015 - 11:02 PM
Post subject: DK TV Pro Wrestling Federation
Welcome to the Retro Wrestling Federation, where men are wrestlers, circles are squared, and it is always the '80s!
Derek Kraft - Jul 18, 2015 - 11:20 PM
Post subject: Overview
The Retro Wrestling Federation ("RWF") is a nationwide promotion featuring superstars from the Minneapolis and Early '80s Georgia TV Pro Wrestling sets. Original Game Tribute set wrestlers will eventually be added. The rules of TV Pro Wrestling are generally followed, but some adjustments are made (such as for timing, so every match doesn't end in 0 or 30 seconds, and in storytelling).

The Commissioner of the RWF is Percy Buttons, notable eccentric, playboy, and cardboard enthusiast.

The first order of business was crowning an RWF World Heavyweight Champion. A single elimination tournament featuring 32 of the best wrestlers in the world was held to crown the inaugural Champion. Who won? Find out in the following posts!
Derek Kraft - Jul 18, 2015 - 11:34 PM
Post subject: Match Day 1 Results
Match Day 1
Centrum in Worcester, Worcester, MA
World Heavyweight Championship Tournament

Match 1: # 1 seed Bruno Sammartino v. # 8 Iron Sheik: the match ended at 2 min 36 secs when Bruno was DQ'd after blocking the Iron Sheik's use of a foreign object and using it himself! The first of many upsets!

Match 2: #4 Mad Dog Vachon v # 5 Terry Funk: Superstar Billy Graham interrupted Mad Dog's pre-match interview. Stan Hansen came to the aid of Funk and disabled the referee, but Mad Dog dominated the match and forced the SUB with a sleeper hold. 9 min 15 secs.

Match 3: # 3 Bob Backlund v # 6 Larry Zbyszko (w/ Manager Paul Dangerously): Zybyszko started the match with a foreign object, unseen by the ref, applied his patented Shoulder Breaker, then pinned Backlund a few minutes later. 4 min 33 secs.

Match 4: # 2 Dusty Rhodes v #7 Mr. Saito: Kerry Von Erich applied the Iron Claw on Saito during his entrance. Saito couldn't make it to the ring and was counted out. It couldn't be easier for Dusty.
Derek Kraft - Jul 18, 2015 - 11:45 PM
Post subject: Match Day 2 Results
Match Day 2
Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT
World Heavyweight Championship Tournament

# 1 Ric Flair v # 8 Sailor Art Thomas: Flair was controlling the match but Sailor Art was able to get a quick pin w/ a fist full of tights. Another # 1 seed upset! 6 min 36 secs

#4 Curt Hennig v # 5 Gene Kiniski: a one hold match, with Kiniski opening with a bridging German suplex and pin. 33 secs

#3 Andre the Giant (w/ Manager Bobby Heenan) v # 6 Jumbo Tsuruta: Andre knocked out the ref then applied a series of illegal moves (wearing out Tsuruta) before the ref recovered. Andre applied a figure four leglock (what a sight!) but Tsuruta reached the ropes. Andre finished him off with a sitting splash. 11 min 39 secs

# 2 Harley Race v # 7 Kerry Von Erich: pre-match, Von Erich grabbed a foreign object from Race and used it on him. During the match, Race applied a figure four leglock but Andre came to Von Erich's rescue and whalloped Race (exhausting him). Sensing his opportunity Von Erich immediately applied his iron claw and forced Race to submit. 2 mins 39 secs
Derek Kraft - Jul 18, 2015 - 11:53 PM
Post subject: Match Day 3 Results
Match Day 3
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
World Heavyweight Championship Tournament

# 1 Verne Gage v # 8 Superstar Billy Graham: a quick match as Superstar was inadvertently whipped into the ref, who DQ'd him. Superstar proceeded to beat the ref senseless. 3 mins 33 secs

# 4 Pedro Morales v # 5 Rick Martel: an even match until the end, when Martel made multiple pin events, getting the 3 count after an elbow smash. Post-match, the Commissioner, Percy Buttons, tried to reverse the result but was bodyslammed by Martel ally Dusty Rhodes. 12 mins 18 secs

# 3 The Crusher v # 6 Billy Robinson: Billy Robinson tried to use a foreign object, was blocked by Crusher, who used it himself, and the ref DQ'd Crusher! 30 secs

# 2 Dick the Bruiser v Leon White: White knocked out the ref early and applied a series of illegal moves to the Bruiser. Bruiser came back, using a chair, foreign object and finally an atomic drop to get the pin. 7 mins 51 secs
Derek Kraft - Jul 19, 2015 - 12:03 AM
Post subject: Match Day 4 Results
Match Day 4
William & Mary Hall, William & Mary College, Williamsburg, VA
World Heavyweight Championship Tournament

# 1 Hulk Hogan v # 8 Otto Wanz: Wanz dominated Hogan (the AWA version fyi) and finished him off with German head scissors and pin. 9 min 21 secs

# 4 Stan Hansen v # 5 The Sheik (w/ Manager Abullah Farouk): Farouk turned on The Sheik, hitting him with a chair, tiring him. Hansen controlled the match and pinned The Sheik after applying the Brazos Valley Backbreaker. 7 mins 24 secs

# 3 Jack Brisco v # 6 Sgt. Slaughter (w/ Manager Alfred Hayes): Hogan was ringside pre-match and distracted Slaughter. A relatively long match that was decided by manager interference, when Hayes used a foreign object to disable Brisco and allow Slaughter to get the pin. 12 mins 15 secs

# 2 Nick Bockwinkle v # 7 Bobo Brazil: Leon White tried to interfere on Bockwinkle's behalf right away, but instead of hitting Bobo with a chair, he hit his friend! Bockwinkle evened things up with a hip roll and a pair of knee slams. Bockwinkle applied 3 piledrivers over the course of 5 mins but Bobo refused to be pinned. Finally, Bockwinkle resorted to the use of a foreign object, unseen by the ref, which allowed him to get the pin. 9 mins 15 secs
HoustonRules - Jul 19, 2015 - 12:44 AM
Post subject: RE: Match Day 4 Results
This looks great! I'll be following along.
Derek Kraft - Jul 19, 2015 - 01:33 PM
Post subject: Re: RE: Match Day 4 Results
HoustonRules wrote:
This looks great! I'll be following along.


Glad to hear it! Hope it provides some pleasure for you
Derek Kraft - Jul 19, 2015 - 01:51 PM
Post subject: Match Day 5 Results
Match Day 5
Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
Round 2 (part 1 of 2) of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament

# 4 Mad Dog Vachon v # 8 Iron Sheik: The Sheik (I did NOT make this up, that is what the dice and ally/heat rating said!!!!) entered the ring and DDT'd Mad Dog. The Iron Sheik was DQ'd. He and The Sheik then brutally beat Mad Dog. After the match it was announced that Mad Dog would be out for 2 weeks, causing him to miss the rest of the tournament. 1 min 30 secs

# 5 Gene Kiniski v # 8 Sailor Art: Kiniski was controlling the match before fireworks went off in the arena, injuring both wrestlers. The RWF doctor, Brenda "Bones" Buttons, no relation to the Commissioner, allegedly, was a busy woman, and ruled both wrestlers out for a week, meaning 2 more wrestlers were eliminated from the tournament.

# 2 Dusty Rhodes v # 6 Larry Zbyszko (w/ Manager Paul Dangerously): Zbyszko was establishing control when his manager threw brass knuckles into the ring. Dusty intercepted the weapon and used them on Zbyszko, wearing out the heel. A bionic elbow finished off Zbyszko. With Mad Dog out, Dusty gets a bye into the semifinals. 4 mins 12 secs

# 3 Andre the Giant v # 7 Kerry Von Erich: Stan Hansen interrupted Von Erich's pre-match interview, promoting his own upcoming match v Otto Wanz. An even match early on, with Von Erich even executing a shaky bodyslam on Andre. The Giant eventually took control and got the pin after an unseen chokehold. Andre gets a free pass to the semifinals with the earlier pyrotechnic accident. 7 mins 45 secs
Derek Kraft - Jul 19, 2015 - 08:56 PM
Post subject: Match Day 6 Results
Match Day 6
Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL
Round 2 (2 of 2) of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament
"No Injuries This Time!"

# 1 Verne Gagne v # 5 Rick Martel: Martel pummeled Gagne with a steel chair until the locker room emptied to stop the beating. Martel was DQ'd. 4 mins 3 secs

# 2 Dick the Bruiser v # 6 Billy Robinson: Dick got the pin after biting, and cutting, Robinson's forehead. 9 min 36 secs

# 4 Stan Hansen v # 8 Otto Wanz: a GREAT MATCH! Hansen pummeled the big Austrian with a foreign object pre-match. Wanz got into the match and was able to deliver 3 Big Splashes. Hansen though was able to get the pin after a Brazos Valley Backbreaker. 12 min 27 secs.

# 2 Nick Bockwinkle v # 6 Sgt. Slaughter: Ric Flair joined Bockwinkle to intimidate the ref pre-match. Bockwinkle dominated and pinned Slaughter after a devastating piledriver. 6 min 39 secs
Derek Kraft - Jul 19, 2015 - 09:12 PM
Post subject: Match Day 7 Results
Match Day 7
The Omni, Atlanta, GA
Quarterfinals of the World Heavyweight Championship

Because of injuries, only 2 of the 4 quarterfinal matches actually took place. Dusty Rhodes and Andre got free passes into the semifinals. 2 non-Tournament matches replaced the 2 cancelled quarterfinal matches.

Bruno Sammartino v Terry Funk: a long, back and forth match featuring a combined 9 pin/sub attempts. Bruno got the pin after a reverse chinlock. 15 mins 27 secs

Bob Backlund v Ric Flair (w/ Manager Bobby Heenan): Backlund was on cloud nine after being complimented pre-match by all time great, Bruno Sammartino. Heenan tried to interfere in the match but was caught by the ref and his client was DQ'd! 2 mins 36 secs

# 1 Verne Gagne v # 2 Dick the Bruiser: a match that looked incredible on paper did not disappoint. Dick controlled the first 1/4 of the match, Gagne the second 1/4, it went back and forth for the third 1/4, then Dick dominated the end, getting the three count after executing a lethal top rope knee drop. 12 mins 15 secs

# 2 Nick Bockwinkle v # 4 Stan Hansen: the media-hungry Hansen introduced a new heel, Don Muraco, pre-match. Early in the match, Mad Dog Vachon tossed brass knuckles to Hansen, but Bockwinkle intercepted them and used them on Hansen, exhausting him. Bockwinkle applied a sleeper and executed a piledriver, but couldn't keep Hansen down for a pin. Hansen replied with a Boston Crab and got Bockwinkle to submit, though Bockwinkle claimed he did not. Hansen into the semis to face Dick the Bruiser! 4 mins 45 secs.
Derek Kraft - Jul 20, 2015 - 10:43 PM
Post subject: Match Day 8 Results
Match Day 8
Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville TN
Semifinals of World Heavyweight Championship Tournament + 2 preliminary matches

"Quarters in the Semis"

Rick Martel v Curt Hennig: Martel controlled the match until Terry Funk distracted the ref and Hennig used a monkeywrench on Martel. Hennig finished him off soon after with a flying body press. 5 mins 9 secs

Pedro Morales v Harley Race: back and forth match w/ 6 pin/sub attempts. Race forced a sub with a sleeper hold at 14 mins 18 secs

And in the Semis:

# 2 Dusty Rhodes v # 3 Andre the Giant (w/ Manager Bobby Heenan): neither wrestler had to step into the ring last round as their opponents were injured. Andre controlled the match, with 8 pin/sub attempts v only 1 for Dusty. Heenan interfered multiple times. The Sheik slipped Andre a roll of quarters which he used to pummel Dusty. Andre executed 3 consecutive Sitting Splashes but needed to choke Dusty to get the pin. 12 mins 30 secs. Post-match, a hoarse Dusty screamed at the ref, claiming a quick count.

# 2 Dick the Bruiser v # 4 Stan Hansen: Hansen controlled the match early but Dick got back into it before Ric Flair slipped a roll of quarters to Hansen, who used them to batter Dick. Hansen got the pin after delivering a big elbow smash. 10 mins 21 secs

Next Match Day will be the final of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament, Andre the Giant v Stan Hansen. I don't know whether it goes down as one of the greatest or the worst matches ever, but it is certainly on one of the lists. We'll also have 3 excellent preliminary matches and another appearance by the ubiquitous Sheik, who seems to spend more time interfering in the matches of others than he does wrestling in his own.
DaveP - Jul 20, 2015 - 11:56 PM
Post subject:
Great tournament!

Found an Andre vs. Stan Hansen match from 1981 on Youtube, took place in Japan. Amazing match, Andre was really agile back then. He was the heel, believe it or not.

Hope your final is a good one!
nolefan2 - Jul 21, 2015 - 01:35 AM
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I was a huge Stan Hansen fan, ever since he tagged with Ole Anderson at a house show in Saginaw, Michigan around 1982-93 (since I was a new driver and this was a big trip for me!). Old school wrestling might have had pre-planned endings, but The Bad Man from Borger sure seemed credible for that nickname! Yet, if I remember correctly, the Japanese fans loved him, so a face turn makes sense.

Hansen would have the size to do well with Andre. Looking forward to your results!
Derek Kraft - Jul 21, 2015 - 10:22 AM
Post subject:
DaveP wrote:
Great tournament!

Found an Andre vs. Stan Hansen match from 1981 on Youtube, took place in Japan. Amazing match, Andre was really agile back then. He was the heel, believe it or not.

Hope your final is a good one!


Thanks Dave! Andre has been wrestling as a heel here (Bobby Heenan is his manager) too. But he may be having second thoughts...
Derek Kraft - Jul 21, 2015 - 10:27 AM
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nolefan2 wrote:
I was a huge Stan Hansen fan, ever since he tagged with Ole Anderson at a house show in Saginaw, Michigan around 1982-93 (since I was a new driver and this was a big trip for me!). Old school wrestling might have had pre-planned endings, but The Bad Man from Borger sure seemed credible for that nickname! Yet, if I remember correctly, the Japanese fans loved him, so a face turn makes sense.

Hansen would have the size to do well with Andre. Looking forward to your results!


Thanks for the encouragement! Looking at Hansen, it is hard to see his shtick working anywhere but in the US, or at least North America. But he was huge in Japan.
Derek Kraft - Jul 21, 2015 - 11:44 PM
Post subject: Match Day 9 Results
Match Day 9
Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN
Finals of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament + 3 preliminary matches

"Resolution?"

Kerry Von Erich v Superstar Billy Graham: An even match until the end, when Superstar dominated and got the pin after a power bodyslam followed by the use of an unseen foreign object. 11 min 45 secs

The Crusher v Iron Sheik: pre-match-Andre the Giant looks on and distracts Iron Sheik (but shouldn't he be preparing and resting before his match?!?!). The Crusher had 7 pin/sub attempts to the Iron Sheik's 3. The Crusher gets the pin after a DDT followed by a press slam. BUT post-match, the Commissioner Percy Buttons reverses the result, ruling that Crusher had conceded when the Iron Sheik applied the Camel Clutch late in the match. 13 min 33 sec

Hulk Hogan v Larry Zbyszko (w/Manager Paul Dangerously): Zbyszko dominated the match. His manager distracted the referee late in the match, allowing, you guessed it, The Sheik, to enter the ring and doubleteam Hogan. Zbyszko then finished him off with a shoulder breaker and pin. 9 min 15 sec

THE MAIN EVENT: THE TITLE BOUT: # 3 Andre the Giant (w/ Manager Bobby Heenan) v # 4 Stan Hansen: the final of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament. Before any wrestling move is made, Andre asks the referee to keep an eye on Hansen, who has a history of dirty tactics. Hansen takes umbrage and pushes Andre into the referee. The referee DQ's Andre! Stan Hansen is the inaugural RWF World Heavyweight Champion! 33 secs
DaveP - Jul 22, 2015 - 05:30 PM
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I'm not sure the fans got their money's worth in that Main Event. :)

I sense a rematch down the road, although between the Sheik and Commissioner Buttons, does a good, clean, mom-and-apple pie scientific wrestler stand much of a chance???
Derek Kraft - Jul 22, 2015 - 06:16 PM
Post subject:
DaveP wrote:
I'm not sure the fans got their money's worth in that Main Event. Smile

I sense a rematch down the road, although between the Sheik and Commissioner Buttons, does a good, clean, mom-and-apple pie scientific wrestler stand much of a chance???


I agree! I just followed what the dice and chart said, modifying it a bit to make a little more sense. I like your tractor pull Dave P!

So here is what is coming up over the next two weeks: (1) introducing some new wrestlers to the Federation; (2) establishing the # 1 contender (or confirming Andre is the # 1 contender) to the World Heavyweight Championship and setting up that match; and (3) building up to a title bout for the United States Championship (the # 2 most prestigious singles title in the RWF!).
Derek Kraft - Jul 25, 2015 - 01:10 AM
Post subject: Match Day 10 Results
Match Day 10
Uptown Theater, Chicago, IL

Jack Brisco v Abdullah the Butcher w/ Manager Paul Ellering: Dick the Bruiser performed a knee drop on Abdullah from the top of the gate guarding the ramp. Abdullah can't make it to the ring and is counted out. Brisco wins

Junkyard Dog v Sgt Slaughter w/ Manager Alfred Hayes: Slaughter started off strong, initiating a series of punishing moves (3 back body drops) on JYD, exhausting JYD early. But the Dog battled back and at the end performed The Thump 2x on the staggered Slaughter, getting the 3 count on the 2d Thump. 11 min 12 secs

Jumbo Tsuruta v Mr. Saito: Tsuruta seemed to be in control for most of this marathon match. He had 9 pin/sub attempts to Saito's 3. But Saito refused to cede and near the end used a chair, a foreign object and a German suplex to exhaust Tsuruta. A karate kick finished Tsuruta off. 18 min 39 secs. Post-match, a jubliant Saito pummeled Tsuruta until the locker room emptied to stop the beating.

Billy Robinson v The Sheik: a back and forth match at the beginning but controlled the rest of the way by Robinson, who had 6 pin/sub attempts to 1 for the Sheik. A shoulderbreaker allowed Robinson to get the pin. 15 min 50 secs. Commissioner Buttons tried to reverse the result but was convinced otherwise by Verne Gagne, who bodyslammed him!

Bobo Brazil v Leon White: a quick match dominated by Bobo, who got the submission on a reverse chin lock. 6 min 30 secs

Otto Wanz v Don Muraco: pre-match staredown but neither wrestler backs down in this highly anticipated match. Wanz seemed to dominate, but most of the his moves were 1 pointers while Muraco delivered fewer but more damaging holds. Wanz delivered a Big Otto Corner Splash at the 12 min mark and got his first and only pin attempt but Muraco kicked out. Soon after, the Magnificent One executed a piledriver follwed by a lethal Asian Spike and got the pin. 13 min 42 secs. Post-match, Muraco announced the hiring of Saul Creatchman, who he believes will help him win the US Championship.
Derek Kraft - Jul 25, 2015 - 07:50 PM
Post subject: Match Day 11 Results
Match Day 11
Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO
Referee Ralph Hamilton

Dusty Rhodes v Ken Patera w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: a marathon match mostly controlled by Dusty, but he had some scares, including 3 early pin attempts by Patera. The strongman withstood 6 Dusty pin/sub attempts, including 2 figure 4 leglocks. Heenan was able to slip a foreign object to his client, but a minute later distracted Patera to his detriment. From there onward Dusty dominated, finally getting the 3 count after a well-executed bionic elbow. 17 mins

Sailor Art Thomas v Paul Orndorf w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: the Navy man racked up the points but only tallied 1 pin/sub attempt (a Bear Hug after Heenan yet again distracted his own client). Orndorf was able to capitalize on the use of an unseen foreign object then delivered a devastating piledriver and got the pin. 7 min 30 secs

Verne Gagne v Mongolian Stomper: Zbyszko and Hennig attacked Gagne pre-match, tiring him out before the match even began (-10 END). Gagne recovered and dominated the match, except when the Stomper delivered a Mongolian Stomp and DDT. Gagne was able to kick out of both subsequent pin attempts then got the pin himself after a release German suplex. 8 min 12 secs. Awesome recovery from Gagne!

Tony Atlas v Nick Bockwinkle: Mr. USA had his chances early on with a Bear Hug then one of his finishers, the press slam. But he could neither get the pin nor the submission from Bockwinkle. The heel executed the final 7 maneuvers of the match, including the winning piledriver. 7 min 12 secs

Jerry Lawler v Gene Kiniski: Wahoo McDaniel grabbed the microphone from Kiniski pre-match and taunted his upcoming opponent Larry Zbyszko. Kiniski seemed to be in control of the match, but then lost it in the 7th minute when he grabbed a ringside steel chair and bashed both Lawler and referee Ralph Hamilton, who immediately DQ'd him. 6 min 12 secs

Dick the Bruiser v King Kong Bundy with Manager Bobby Heenan: Heenan tried to interfere but was caught and his client DQ'd by the quick trigger Hamilton. 1 min 3 secs

Face Turn: Andre the Giant announced the firing of Heenan. He said he had been questioning the usage of illegal tactics and was convinced tonight that Heenan was more trouble than he was worth. Heenan was furious and vowed to destroy the Giant. Andre shoved his huge paw into Heenan's face, and Heenan scurried away as the crowd roared.
Derek Kraft - Jul 26, 2015 - 10:55 PM
Post subject: Match Day 12 Results
Match Day 12
Century II Convention Hall, Wichita, KS
Referee = Tom Hamilton

"Oh, Andre"

Commissioner Buttons puts the pressure on Andre the Giant by announcing that he will get a title shot against World Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen IF he defeats Harley Race tonight!

Bob Backlund v Jesse Ventura: after Backlund threw Ventura out of the ring, a group of masked men appeared and pummeled both wrestlers. Doube countout. 1 min 30 secs

Bruno Sammartino v Adrian Adonis w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Bruno executed a DDT, a 2 pt body slam and his finishing back breaker in 3 consecutive moves, getting the 3 count for the pin. 6 min 6 secs

Tommy Rich v Mad Dog Vachon: Mad Dog got upset at the comments from announcer pre-match and was more pumped up than usual. Excellent match! Vachon had a quick roll-up and Boston Crab early but couldn't get the pin or sub. Rich executed 2 piledrivers and got the pin after the 2d. 10 min 48 secs. After the match, a cocky Rich announced that he was cutting everyone out of his life and focusing solely on the US Championship.

Tito Santana v Curt Hennig w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Tito executed a Flying Slingshot early but Hennig wouldn't be pinned and responded with a Gut Wrench Suplex, an elbow smash to the head and then a sunset flip for the pin. 2 min 36 secs

Jimmy Snuka v Superstar Billy Graham: Superstar dominated Superfly, finishing him off at 7 min 10 secs with his 3d Bear Hug.

Andre the Giant v Harley Race: Oh Andre, why can't you keep your cool? The grapplers took the action outside the ring and into various corner of the arena. DQ's for both. 2 min 33 secs
Derek Kraft - Jul 27, 2015 - 09:25 PM
Post subject: Match Day 13 Results
Match Day 13
Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX
Referee = Dick Wohrle

"Bruised Ego"

Ricky Steamboat v Iron Sheik: both wrestlers brawled into the crowd, double count-out. 40 secs

Wahoo McDaniel v Larry Zbyszko w/ Manager Paul Dangerously: short but excellent match! It was all Zbyszko at the beginning (flying kneedrop, abdominal stretch, foreign object) then all Wahoo (Tomahawk Chops, piledriver). Zbyszko used both of his finishers, the Shoulder Breaker and another Abdominal Stretch but couldn't get the pin or sub. Wahoo executed another piledriver, then got the pin after a second series of Tomahawk Chops. 8 min 21 secs

Billy Robinson v Buddy Rose: Robinson tired Rose out quickly with a German suplex, a chair smash, and an abdominal stretch. The Playboy responded with a chair smash of his own, Bomb's Away, bodyslam and stalling suplex. Robinson then applied consecutive finishers (Double-Arm Suplexes) followed by a piledriver, getting the 3 count after the latter. 6 min 9 secs

Bobo Brazil v John Studd with Manager Bobby Heenan: Studd tried to use pepper spray on Bobo pre-match but Bobo turned the spray on Studd. Brazil then dominated the match, forcing a submission from a Boston Crab. 3 min 45 secs

Junkyard Dog v Roddy Piper: Pre-match, Piper introduced Ted Dibiase to the RWF. King Kong Brody introduced himself,entering the ring at the end of the 3d minute and pummeling Piper. JYD was DQ'd. 3 min 6 secs

Dick the Bruiser v Abdullah the Butcher with Manager Paul Ellering: fans of the RWF will remember what happened in Match Day 10 when Dick the Bruiser accosted Abdullah on his way to the ring with a knee drop from the top of the gate guarding the ramp. Here, Abdullah made it to the ring, but it didn't look much better for him. The match lasted 5 min 39 secs and the Butcher did not execute one move! It was all Bruiser. Unfortunately, he got his 1st DQ pt after biting the Butcher's forehead, his 2d after an eye gauge, and his 3d, and a DQ from the match, after a top rope kneedrop.

Postscript: it wasn't announced, but the talk in the locker room was that, with his DQ tonight, Dick the Bruiser blew a chance to wrestle Stan Hansen for the World Heavyweight Championship. Next up for the title shot now that Andre and Dick are out? Verne? Dusty?
Derek Kraft - Jul 29, 2015 - 03:56 PM
Post subject: Match Day 14 Results
Match Day 14
Austin Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX
Referee = Jack Pesek

"Contention"

Jerry Lawler v Terry Funk: pre-match assault on Lawler by Ted Dibiase. Lawler was tired to start the match, but managed to inflict a 2d Rope Fist Drop finisher to both start and end (with a pin) the match . 33 secs

Tony Atlas v Don Muraco w/ Manager Saul Creatchman: more security issues in Austin as the Iron Sheik attacked Atlas on the ramp, tripping him and applying the Camel Clutch! Atlas can't make it to the ring and is counted out.

Jack Brisco v Paul Orndorff w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Just after the opening bell, Leon White appeared and distracted referee Jack Pesek allowing Orndorff to use a foreign object undetected on Brisco, wearing him out. Orndorff controlled the match and pinned Brisco at 5 min after a finishing Power Slam.

King Kong Brody v Ted Dibiase: Brody mistakenly offered a handshake pre-match and Dibiase responded with a piledriver! Brody was on his way to battling back when Dibiase began pummeling him with a steal chair, stopping only after the locker room cleared. Dibiase DQ'd. 3 min 39 secs

Verne Gagne v Curt Hennig: a grudge match (on MD 11 Hennig and Zbyszko attacked Gagne before his match against the Mongolian Stomper). Excellent match! Gagne was up on points all match but Hennig had plenty of chances (3 quick roll-ups and a Boston Crab). Gagne got the pin after executing his finishing Flying Dropkick. 10 min 40 secs. Is Zbyszko next for Gagne?

Dusty Rhodes v Nick Bockwinkle: Bockwinkle attempted to use a foreign object on Rhodes pre-match, but Dusty grabbed the object and used it himself. Bockwinkle wrestled well and had pin attempts after a Bridging German Suplex and piledriver, but couldn't pin Rhodes. The American Dream got the pin after his second Bionic Elbow. 8 min 48 secs
Derek Kraft - Jul 29, 2015 - 04:06 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 1 and an announcement
Official Rankings (singles only)

Tabulated after Match Day 14 and confirmed and audited by the irreproachable accounting firm, Arthur Andersen.

(1) Stan Hansen-World Heavyweight Champion
(2) Dusty Rhodes
(3) Verne Gagne
(4) Dick the Bruiser
(5) Andre the Giant
(6) Nick Bockwinkle
(7) Billy Robinson
(Cool Superstar Bill Graham
(9) Bruno Sammartino
(10) Paul Orndorff

Commissioner Buttons announced that Dusty Rhodes would get a title shot against World Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen on Match Day 16. The Commissioner refused to answer questions regarding the amount of corrugated cardboard in his office.
Derek Kraft - Jul 31, 2015 - 11:05 PM
Post subject: Match Day 15 Results
Match Day 15
University Arena, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Referee = Larry Lisowski

Kerry Von Erich v Mr. Saito: On Match Day 1, Von Erich applied his Iron Claw on Saito while Saito was on his way to his match with Dusty Rhodes. Saito was counted out. Out for revenge, Mr. Saito was utterly dominated by Von Erich, submitting on a Full Nelson at 3 min 3 secs

Bruno Sammartino v Mongolian Stomper: Bruno seemed to be in control but The Stomper used 3 illegal moves (2 of which he was given DQ pts for) to pull ahead. Bruno responded with a Bear Hug and Stomper submitted, delighting the crowd. 6 mins

The Crusher v Ken Patera w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: The Crusher was absolutely dominating the Olympian when, just as in the Match 12 bout between Ventura and Backlund, a group of masked men entered the ring and pummeled both wrestlers, resulting in a double count-out at 9 min 31 secs. Who are these masked men?

Sailor Art Thomas v King Kong Bundy w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Sailor Art caught Bundy in a Bear Hug on the first move of the match, after Heenan inadvertently distracted his client. Although Bundy reached the ropes, he couldn't get out of Sailor Art's subsequent quick pin move with a fist full of tights (must have been quite a fistful considering Bundy's size!). 1 min 9 secs

Hulk Hogan v Ric Flair w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: the crowd went crazy pre-match when the in-house Jumbotron showed mega-star Larry Hagman ringside, jawing at Flair. The match was even until Hogan grabbed and used the brass knuckles thrown in the ring by you-know-who (Heenan, in case you didn't). Hogan's subsequent Thunder Slam exhausted Flair and he was able to pin Flair a few minutes later after a Scoop Slam. 8 min 15 secs

Andre the Giant v Mad Dog Vachon: Mad Dog was in control early when they took the action outside the squared circle. Then tragedy struck as both wrestlers fell from the entrance ramp. Double count-out at 2 min 10 secs

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brenda Buttons announced that both Andre and Vachon would be out of commission for THREE MONTHS! She certainly has had her hands full. Reports from backstage suggest that Commissioner Percy Buttons had his hands full of the voluptuous Brenda. Better than cardboard, said this pundit!
Derek Kraft - Aug 01, 2015 - 09:10 PM
Post subject: Match Day 16 Results
Match Day 16
Hollywood Palladium
Hollywood, CA
Referee = Tom "Rocky" Stone

"Showtime in Hollywood," possibly the BEST Match Day yet!

Tommy Rich v Adrian Adonis w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: a match dominated by Rich but made interesting about halfway through when Heenan jumped into the ring and distracted the ref, allowing Adonis to choke Rich (-7 END!!!). After 2 straight Atomic Drops though, Rich got the pin. 12 mins 12 secs. After his last match Rich announced that he was focused on himself and the US Championship. Here, he celebrated by beating Adonis with a shoe horn. Rich turned heel!!!

Wahoo McDaniel v Gene Kiniski: you'll remember back on Match Day 11 when Wahoo grabbed the mic from Gene before the latter's match and promoted his own upcoming match. Kiniski wrestled like a man with a grudge, allowing McDaniel only 1 move all match. Kiniski got the pin after a Bridging German Suplex at 6 min 9 secs

Bob Backlund v Harley Race: Backlund started off strong, tiring Race out before Race had even executed a hold. But Race then took over and controlled the rest of the match, getting the 3 count after a finishing Piledriver at 12 min

Rick Martel v Jesse Ventura: a great, marathon, back and forth match, where each grappler had 5 pin/sub attempts. The Body had 3 straight during the middle of the match when he applied a Bearhug, an Inverted Body Vice, and hit Martel with a steel chair. Martel responded with a Back Drop that almost resulted in a pin. Soon after, the action left the ring for what appeared to be a long time, but Rocky Stone demonstrated a casual attitude towards the 20 second out of the ring time limit. Finally, a Suplex from Martel resulted in a pin at 15 min 55 secs. Along with Rich, Martel may be positioning himself for a shot at the US Championship.

Otto Wanz v Superstar Billy Graham w/ Manager Adnan Al Kaissey: the match was even until the 6th minute when Al Kaissey threw a fireball at Wanz, allowing Superstar to apply his Bearhug. Although he didn't get the submission there, Superstar dominated the rest of the way (Wanz had to be leery about turning his back to Al Kaissey!) and forced a clearly shaken Wanz to submit with a Side Headlock at 8 min 15 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Challenger Dusty Rhodes v Champion Stan Hansen: it was going to be tough to live it up to the high standard set by the rest of the matches this evening, but this match managed to do it! Rhodes started strong, tiring out the Champ early. Hansen got back into it with a DDT and eye gauge (earning his 1st DQ pt). Hansen hit Rhodes TWICE with his branding iron but Rocky Stone remained clueless. The match almost ended after the challenger hit Hansen with an awesome Bionic Elbow but Hansen kicked out. Hansen responded by biting Dusty's fragile forehead (yes, it started bleeding), earning his 2nd DQ pt. 2 Running Bulldogs gave Rhodes 2 more pin attempts but he couldn't keep Hansen's shoulders down. The climax occurred when Hansen used a foreign object on Rhodes, unseen by Stone, and a quick count at 11 min 48 secs allowed Hansen to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. AWESOME MATCH! When he got the pin, Hansen trailed Rhodes in ENDURANCE -19 to -8, so you can see why Dusty felt like he deserved to win.
Derek Kraft - Aug 02, 2015 - 12:40 PM
Post subject: Announcements
(1) Commissioner Percy Buttons revealed that tag team matches will be added to the roster, beginning on Match Day 17;

(2) The Road Warriors with Manager Paul Ellering came out for their first promo carrying what appeared to be the masks worn by the mysterious gang that assaulted JYD and Roddy Piper on Match Day 13 and The Crusher and Ken Patera on Match Day 15. The tag team did not comment on the masks but apparently they are the assailants. Paul Ellering announced their plan to reign over the tag team division of the RWF.

(3) The RWF announced the cards for the next three Match Days. Highlights include:

(a) Match Day 17 will feature a rematch of Ricky Steamboat v Iron Sheik (both wrestlers were counted out on MD 13 after immediately going into the crowd after the bell and brawling), Heavyweight Championship contender Verne Gagne v Don Muraco, a US Championship hopeful, and the aforementioned Road Warriors v the Blackjacks in the inaugural RWF tag team battle;

(b) Match Day 18 has an unbelievable lineup, including a battle of US Championship contenders in Paul Orndorff v Rick Martel, and not one but TWO matches featuring World Heavyweight Championship contenders in Billy Robinson v Superstar Billy Graham and Dick the Bruiser v Nick Bockwinkle. Oh, and some tag team calling themselves the Fabulous Freebirds will face the Original Midnight Express; and

(c) Finally, Match Day 19 sees Jerry Lawler try to avenge the pre-match attack Ted Dibiase inflicted on him on MD 14, US Championship hopefuls Kerry Von Erich v Tommy Rich, and the British Bulldogs v the East-West Connection.

(4) Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, in conjunction with the RWF, announced their plan to take a leave of absence. They will be touring Japan in support of the RWF and, perhaps more importantly (it is) training with some of the top wrestling teachers in the world to perfect their craft. The Federation wishes them luck and are confident they will return better than ever (and will be their AWESOME Original Game Tribute selves rather than the lesser AWA versions we have seen thus far. And I do mean awesome-every stat is better including most importantly Control which goes from 0 for both to +2, which is HUGE).

That is it from me. Keep on Wrestlin'!
Derek Kraft - Aug 06, 2015 - 10:37 PM
Post subject: Match Day 17 Results
Match Day 17
San Jose Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA
Referee = Bruno Lauer

Ricky Steamboat v Iron Sheik: The Iron Sheik and Curt Hennig intimidated the referee pre-match (adding +5 to Iron Sheik's END). Steamboat dominated the match, getting 10 Pin/Sub attempts to Iron Sheik's 0. The Iranian battled hard, almost getting to the 20 minute time limit. Steamboat got the pin at 18 min 33 secs after a Flying Body Press.

Bobo Brazil v Sgt. Slaughter w/ Manager Alfred Hayes: Bobo Brazil got the pin at 12 min after a Body Slam. But the big news here was that Sgt. Slaughter injured his knee from a chair shot. Dr. Brenda Buttons revealed post-match that Slaughter would be out for 6 weeks.

Pedro Morales v Buddy Rose: a quick match controlled by Morales, who got the pin with a Small Package at 5 min 6 sec

Jumbo Tsuruta v Gene Kiniski: Hold by hold Gene executed a Release Suplex followed by a Sleeper, and Tsuruta submitted. 1 mins 3 secs

Verne Gagne v Don Muraco w/ Manager Saul Creatchman: Bruno Lauer was inadvertently injured during a whip into the ropes and was replaced as referee by Tim Fuller. A very technical match controlled by Gagne, who got the pin after a Rebound Cross-Body Block at 11 min 05 secs. Gagne has to be in contention for a title shot against Stan Hansen.

The Road Warriors w/ Manager Paul Ellering v the Blackjacks w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: the match lasted 23 min 51 secs but referee Tim Fuller only made it to 18:30 before being knocked out and replaced by Brad Robinson. This marathon match was highlighted by the Road Warriors' double team moves, a Power Slam by Animal followed by a Body Splash by Hawk, and a Backbreaker by Animal followed by a Flying Forearm from his partner. After the latter, they finished the Blackjacks off with the Doomsday Device. As if the Blackjacks didn't suffer enough, the victors celebrated by giving them a beatdown post-match.
Derek Kraft - Aug 08, 2015 - 05:58 PM
Post subject: Match Day 18 Results
Match Day 18
Paramount Theatre
Portland, OR
Referee = Tom Foley

Rick Martel v Paul Orndorff w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Martel dominated the match with 8 pin/sub attempts to Orndorff's 2. Martel executed a Monkey Flip and got the pin at 15 min 31 secs (when he was ahead -7 to -22 in END).

King Kong Brody v Roddy Piper: On MD 13 the uncontrollable Brody disrupted Piper's match against JYD by entering the ring and pummeling the Scotsman. Here, Brody again made quick work out of the Rowdy One and got the pin at 4 min 6 secs after a Stalling Piledriver.

Sailor Art Thomas v John Studd with Manager Bobby Heenan: excellent back and forth match with 8 pin/sub attempts total (5 for Sailor Art). Studd came oh so close to an early pin but Thomas got his leg on the rope at the last second. Sailor Art finished the match with consecutive Bear Hugs and Studd submitted at 13 min 57 secs.

Billy Robinson v Superstar Billy Graham w/ Manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Robinson took care of Al Kaissey early on, KO'ing him ringside, where he remained unconscious for the rest of the match. Even match, with both wrestlers attempting early pins. But Superstar took the match when he followed up a Powerbomb with his finishing Bearhug, and got Robinson to submit at 7 min 58 secs.

Dick the Bruiser v Nick Bockwinkle: a couple of top contenders, at least according to the last rankings, this was expected to be a great match. Instead, Bockwinkle dominated, taking the fight to Bruiser from the get go and not letting up. The Bruiser executed a total of 2 moves, a Sleeper, which Bockwinkle broke out of, and a toss out of the ring. Bockwinkle executed 2 Piledrivers, 2 Sleepers, and finally got the pin after a Flying Shoulder Smash, putting Dick out of his misery at 6 min 40 secs.

The Fabulous Freebirds w/ Valet Precious v The Original Midnight Express: What was expected to be a coming out party for the Freebirds turned into a monumental battle. Dick the Bruiser was still hanging around ringside when the Freebirds entered the ropes. He grabbed Michael Hayes, dragged him down, and administered a beating before the match even began. Hope that felt good, Dick, because it didn't for Hayes, who began the match at a disadvantage (-4 END). An excellent match, with each side getting 5 pin/sub attempts. All 4 wrestlers were exhausted when Dennis Condrey put the Sleeper on Terry Gordy and knocked him out. 24 min 36 secs. What a win for the Original Midnight Express!
Derek Kraft - Aug 10, 2015 - 10:55 AM
Post subject: Match Day 19 Results
Match Day 19
Springfield Civic Center Arena
Springfield, MA
Referee = Connie Marker

Bruno Sammartino v Larry Zbyszko w/ Manager Paul Dangerously: Short but interesting match. Bruno opened by smashing Zbyszko with a chair, unseen by the referee. Zbyszko assumed control with a series of moves, including 2 Blatant Chokes (Marker gave him DQ pts). Dangerously tossed an object into the ring but Bruno intercepted and used it on Zbyszko, evening up the match. Then, Dangerously, Curt Henning and Gene Kiniski entered the ring and attacked Sammartino. Zbyszko was DQ’d at 7 min 3 secs. Otto Wanz tried to rescue the fallen winner but was beaten down. It’s a madhouse! At the end of the night Dr. Brenda Buttons announced Wanz would be out of action for 3 weeks. 7 min 3 secs

Junkyard Dog v Harley Race: JYD was given a cool reception by the New England crowd as he made his way to the ring, and it seemed to affect him, as Race dominated the match, albeit with a series of illegal moves. Race was given his first DQ pt after an Eye Gauge, his second after the use of a foreign object, and his third after using the same foreign object. DQ! 4 min 37 secs. Another disappointing finish for the underachieving Race.

Tito Santana v Leon White: Pre-match, Jerry Lawler grabbed the microphone and taunted his upcoming opponent Ted Dibiase, insisting that revenge would be his. White opened the match with the use of a foreign object, surprisingly unseen by the referee. He had two early pin/sub attempts, the first a Quick Roll-Up and the second a Boston Crab, but could get neither the pin nor the submission. Santana got into the match with a Suplex and Mule Kick. He put the Sleeper Hold on but White was able to reach the ropes. A few minutes later Santana again caught White in the Sleeper and this time was able to get the submission. 8 min 32 secs

Jerry Lawler v Ted Dibiase: After all the build-up to this one (remember that Dibiase inflicted a pre-match assault on Lawler before the latter’s match with Terry Funk on MD 14) it was a bit of a surprise that there was no pre-match event. These guys just wanted to get on and wrestle! Dibiase caught Lawler with a Small Package early but couldn’t keep his shoulders down. Lawler then took over, hitting the Million Dollar Man with a chair (not seen by Marker), using a hidden foreign object (not seen by Marker), and battering Dibiase twice with a series of punches. Lawler finished him off with a Fireball (AGAIN unseen by Marker) and pin. 8 min 25 secs. I don’t want to insist Connie Marker has a face bias but c’mon!

Kerry Von Erich v Tommy Rich: There was a lot of anticipation for this match too between two of the top aspirants for the US Championship. Rich executed the first 7 maneuvers, exhausting Von Erich after a Flying Fist Drop. The match almost ended minutes later after Rich executed a devastating Piledriver, but Von Erich got his foot on the rope just before Marker came down with the 3d count. Von Erich was able to inflict some damage with consecutive Release German Suplexes, but then Terry Funk entered the ring and knocked out Connie Marker (honestly, I can’t say I felt sorry for him) and he was replaced by Bruno Lauer (who is awfully lenient on heel wrestlers). Rich, who turned heel on MD 16, immediately took advantage of the change in referee and used a foreign object, unseen by Lauer, and got the 3 count. 8 min 45 secs. At the time of the pin Rich was leading in END +3 to -16.

British Bulldogs v East-West Connection: The heel tag team soaked up the boos from this [surprisingly?] pro-British Bulldog New England crowd. Ventura and Davey Boy Smith began the match and Ventura seemed to be in control when Davey Boy rolled him up in a Small Package. Ventura got his foot on the ropes and avoided the pin. Davey Boy tagged out and the Dynamite Kid immediately rolled Ventura up in another Small Package. This time the Body was pinned! 4 min 9 secs

Commissioner Percy Buttons announced that new rankings will be posted tomorrow and that Match Day 20 will feature another title defense by World Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen.
Derek Kraft - Aug 11, 2015 - 01:32 PM
Post subject: Rankings # 2
Official Rankings
Tabulated after MD 19 and confirmed by the impeccable Arthur Andersen
(in parentheses and to the right is the last ranking, NR = Not Ranked)

Singles:
(1) Stan Hansen - World Heavyweight Champion (1)
(2) Verne Gagne (3)
(3) Nick Bockwinkle (6)
(4) Superstar Billy Graham (Cool
(5) Dusty Rhodes (2)
(6) Bruno Sammartino (9)
(7) Dick the Bruiser (4)
(Cool Tommy Rich (NR)
(9) Gene Kiniski (NR)
(10) Sailor Art Thomas

Honorable mention: Bobo Brazil, Rick Martel

Top Contenders for US Championship:
(1) Tommy Rich
(2) Rick Martel
(3) Jerry Lawler
(4) King Kong Brody

Still in contention: Ricky Steamboat, Junkyard Dog, Don Muraco, Paul Orndorff
Derek Kraft - Aug 12, 2015 - 01:24 PM
Post subject: Match Day 20 Results
Match Day 20
Stanley Theatre
Jersey City, NJ
Referee = Johnny Shorn (but not for long)

Ricky Steamboat v Curt Hennig w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: On MD 17, Hennig joined the Iron Sheik to intimidate the referee before the latter’s match against Steamboat. Steamboat dominated the match and got the pin, but still wanted revenge on Hennig. Here, in the first minute of the match, Johnny Shorn was inadvertently hit during a whip to the ropes, and had to be replaced by Ralph Hamilton. The first half of the match went back and forth, with both wrestlers executing high flying maneuvers. Steamboat controlled the second half, exhausting Hennig with a Top Rope Body Press, and following it up with a Figure Four Leglock, Karate Thrust and Boston Crab, getting the submission on the latter at 14 min 21 secs.

Jimmy Snuka v Ken Patera w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Superfly executed the first five holds of the match, tiring out the strongman. Patera responded with a Swinging Neck Breaker and by throwing Snuka out of the ring. Once on the concrete, Snuka slammed Patera through the announcer’s table not once but twice (is that even possible?). Snuka then tried to bodyslam his opponent but Patera reversed the move and slammed Snuka on the concrete, before sliding back into the ring just before the referee finished his count-out and while Snuka was lying prone outside the ring. Win by count-out for Patera! 5 min 35 secs

Dusty Rhodes v The Sheik: Way back on MD8, during Dusty’s match against Andre the Giant, the Sheik slipped Andre a roll of quarters, which he used to pummel Dusty. The crowd remembered the travesty and greeted the Sheik with a deafening chorus of boos. The negative reaction seemed to affect the Sheik, as Rhodes caught him in a Sleeper right away. The Sheik recovered and was able to hit Rhodes with a Double Leg Kick, an Arabian Facebuster and Mounted Punches, consecutively, before putting Dusty in a Figure Four Leglock. It looked like the end for the American Dream when from out of nowhere Jack Brisco rushed into the ring and KO’d the Sheik (who lost 10 END pts), exhausting him and breaking the submission hold. Ralph Hamilton was oblivious. Rhodes put on another Sleeper and that was all she wrote. 3 min 42 secs.

Tony Atlas v Abdullah the Butcher w/ Manager Paul Dangerously: the RWF gets weirder and weirder. Dangerously announced pre-match that he was now representing Abdullah after the cowardly Ellering quit [to focus on the Road Warriors]. He stated that the Butcher has “the right Paul” looking after him now. Then, in the second minute of the match, after Abdullah threw Atlas out of the ring, Dangerously turned on his client and clocked him. The Butcher was counted out. Dangerously apparently has turned Face! 1 min 40 secs

High Flyers v Minnesota Wrecking Crew: the pin/sub attempts were even but the Anderson brothers were well ahead in points when Gagne successfully tried a Quick Roll-Up pin on Lars and Ole couldn’t break it up. High Flyers pull the upset! 12 min 58 secs

THE MAIN EVENT: Verne Gagne v World Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen: Hansen dominated early on, executing a Brazos Valley Backbreaker and DDT but was unable to keep Gagne’s shoulders down for a pin. Gagne got back in the match with a DDT of his own and some outside of the ring maneuvers. But a Chop Block, Head Twist and finally a Texas Stomp allowed the Bad Man from Borger, Texas to pin the legendary Gagne and retain the World Heavyweight Championship. 9 min 39 secs
Derek Kraft - Aug 13, 2015 - 01:22 PM
Post subject: Match Day 21 Results
Match Day 21
Baltimore Civic Center
Baltimore, MD
Referee = Tom Hamilton

Jerry Lawler v Don Muraco w/ Manager Saul Creatchman: the Magnificent One was caught twice using a foreign object, and he did have a pin attempt after an Asian Spike, but other than that it was all Lawler, who got the pin after a Small Package. 8 min 36 secs

Tito Santana v Adrian Adonis w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: a heel manager influencing a match in FAVOR of his client? You better believe it! Santana opened the match by hitting Adonis overhead with a chair, somehow unseen by the referee, and repeated the illegal move 2 more times during the match (receiving 1 total DQ pt from Hamilton). Adonis used no less than 6 dirty moves, including twice hitting Santana with brass knuckles passed to him from Heenan. Adonis also hit Santana with a chair and an intentional Low Blow, and Heenan gouged Santana’s eyes when he was caught in the ropes. Adonis got the pin at 12 mins after Heenan reached under the bottom rope and tripped Santana. Adonis led in END -8 to -20 at the time of the pin.

Jack Brisco v Terry Funk: it took 3 min 3 secs and ZERO moves from Funk for Brisco to get the pin with a Bridging German Suplex. Technical wrestling fans would have enjoyed the Hip Toss and Head Scissors from Brisco. Funk is now 0-4.

Bobo Brazil v Gene Kiniski: with Kiniski in the top 10 and Brazil just outside, this was a battle of top wrestlers. Brazil executed the first 9 maneuvers of the match, including an Atomic Drop and Shin Breaker. Kiniski got back into the match with a Back Drop and his finishing Backbreaker, but couldn’t keep Bobo’s shoulders pinned to the mat. Brazil exhausted Kiniski by slamming him on the concrete outside the ring, then inflicted another Atomic Drop when the grapplers reentered the ring. Finally, it was a finishing Coco Butt and pin for Brazil. Bobo will likely move into the top 10 and closer to a possible title shot. 9 min 9 secs

Midnight Rockers v The Butchers: I know this is going to be hard to believe but, in a match that the Butchers were controlling, though not quite dominating, the Sheik, running contrary to course, earned his first DQ pt for hitting Marty Jannety over the head with a chair, his second when he and Abdullah executed a pretty Doubleteam Move (dropkick by Abdullah and Facebuster by the Sheik) and the pivotal third when he choked Jannety with the tag rope. Butchers are DQ’d and Midnight Rockers win! 17 min 34 secs. For this pundit, the Sheik seems like an excellent wrestler who just can’t seem to help himself. Unlike Funk above who just can’t seem to wrestle!

MAIN EVENT: Dick the Bruiser v Superstar Billy Graham w/ Manager Adnan Al Kaissey: with Bruiser ranked 7th and Graham 4th, this was a big one and worthy of the appellation, main event! Dick opened with a Turnbuckle Ram and a couple of single point maneuvers before Al Kaissey got involved, botching an interference attempt and clocking Superstar with chair (costing Superstar 8 END pts). Bruiser added to Superstar’s misery with an Eye Gauge. Graham was able to put Bruiser in a Boston Crab but could not earn the submission. Moments later, Bruiser finished Superstar off with consecutive 2d Rope Knee Drops. 4 min 53 secs. END was +4 to -18 in favor of Dick the Bruiser at the time of the pin.
Derek Kraft - Aug 15, 2015 - 10:46 PM
Post subject: Match Day 22 Results
Match Day 22
Cleveland Public Hall
Cleveland, OH
Referee = Dick Wohrle

Junkyard Dog v Mongolian Stomper: Stomper controlled the match and almost had the pin after a DDT but JYD kicked out just before the 3 count. Seconds later, Stan Hansen was in the ring, brandishing his branding iron, and his swing at JYD missed but connected with the Stomper, knocking him out, and allowing JYD to cover for the pin. 5 min 36 secs

Wahoo McDaniel v Mr. Saito: No problem for McDaniel, who dominated from start to finish, getting the pin after a devastating Piledriver at 6 min 58 secs. Post-match, Saito lost it over comments made by the ringside commentator. Jack Brisco was watching backstage and issued a challenge to Saito. Expect to see that match-up soon.

The Crusher v King Kong Bundy w/ Bobby Heenan: a pre-match attack by Bundy and Harley Race left the Crusher dazed (and he lost 10 pts END!). The Crusher was caught by Wohrle hitting Bundy with a chair and punching Bundy in the groin. Bundy thought he finished Crusher off with a Bundy Splash but Crusher got his shoulders off the mat. After Crusher hit Bundy again with a chair, Wohrle called for the bell and disqualified the veteran. 6 min 31 secs. Seemed awfully unfair for Crusher, who was attacked pre-match by 2 wrestlers, to have been DQ'd.

Rick Martel v Tommy Rich: an interesting match until, for the second time in the RWF, fireworks went off during the match, showering the ring with sparks, and injuring both wrestlers. The match was declared a draw. At the end of the night, Dr. Brenda Buttons announced that both wrestlers would miss 1 week of action. Pyrotechnician Sparky Buttons, no relation to the Doctor or the Commissioner, Percy Buttons, will be taking a leave of absence to attend a fireworks safety course.

British Bulldogs v Blackjacks w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: 8 pin attempts for the Bulldogs to 1 for the Blackjacks. Davey Boy Smith walloped Mulligan with two Power Slams and a Running Powerbomb, consecutively, but couldn't get the pin. On a lighter note, Heenan tried to interfere but was knocked unconscious by Davey Boy Smith, delighting the crowd. The Dynamite Kid pinned Lanza after a finishing Bulldog at 17 min 50 secs. At the time of the pin, the Bulldogs were a combined +9 END and the Blackjacks -36.

Bruno Sammartino v Nick Bockwinkle: the # 6 v the # 3 wrestler, as per the most recent rankings. Many thought Sammartino would be the favorite for the next title shot against Stan Hansen if he could pull out a victory here. Bruno got an early pin opportunity after a DDT but Bockwinkle got his foot on the ropes. The match was even through 6 minutes. Bockwinkle earned a DQ pt, and turned the match, when he hit Sammartino with a chair. He then executed 2 perfect Piledrivers, failing to get the pin but exhausting Sammartino. A Kick to the Ribs and Bruno was pinned. 8 min 42 secs. Bockwinkle is probably the most deserving of a title shot but has refused to wrestle his friend, Hansen. He may be biding his time until a face takes the title away from Hansen.
Derek Kraft - Aug 18, 2015 - 01:04 PM
Post subject: Match Day 23 Results
Match Day 23
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Columbus, OH
Referee = Jack Pesek

King Kong Brody v Paul Orndorff w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: an interesting match. Brody almost got the fall early with a Quick Roll Up Pin but Mr. Wonderful kicked out at the last second. The match was relatively even until Brody executed a finishing Stalling Piledriver. He didn’t get the pin there but he did exhaust Orndorff. Brody bit Orndorff’s forehead three times, all unseen by the oblivious Pesek, and got the 3 count after the third. 13 min 55 secs.

Bob Backlund v Buddy Rose: this one was over before it even started as both wrestlers exited the ring and brawled in the crowd. A double count-out at 2 min 22 secs.

Jimmy Snuka v Iron Sheik: short back and forth match. The Iron Sheik executed a Belly-to-Back Suplex and got the quick count from Pesek for the pin at 4 min 36 secs.

Sailor Art Thomas v Harley Race: Sailor Art’s pre-match interview was inauspiciously interrupted by Mr. Saito, promoting his own upcoming match v Jack Brisco. Race tried two Quick Pin Moves with a fist full of tights early but couldn’t keep Thomas’s shoulders down. It didn’t matter as Race dominated the match, gouging the veteran’s eyes and hitting him with a chair, with impunity of course, then hitting him with a 2d Rope Knee Drop. Mercifully, he finished Sailor Art off with a Piledriver at 6 min 09 secs.

Ricky Steamboat v Roddy Piper: the crowd gave Steamboat a hero’s welcome when he entered the ring, and he showed his love for Columbus by absolutely dominating Piper. Steamboat stunned Roddy with two Top Rope Body Presses early on, then had his first pin attempt with a finishing Flying Body Press. An exhausted Piper fought that pin off, and another after Knife Edge Chops. A second series of Knife Edge Chops was too much though, and Piper was pinned. 8 min 37 secs.

The Road Warriors w/ Paul Ellering v the Fabulous Freebirds w/ Precious: Although the Road Warriors were controlling the match, neither pins nor devastating moves were attempted until Precious threw a metal hairbrush from her purse into the ring for Terry Gordy to use. Animal intercepted it and bashed Gordy with it. Two moves later Hawk joined Animal for the Doomsday Device, Hayes was met by Hawk, and Gordy was pinned. 15 min 03 secs. The Road Warriors move to 2-0 and into prime position for a World Tag Team Championship opportunity, while the Freebirds move to 0-2 and into the role of spoiler.
Derek Kraft - Aug 22, 2015 - 01:48 AM
Post subject: Match Day 24 Results
Match Day 24
Fox Theatre
St. Louis, MO
Referee = Larry Lisowski

Billy Robinson v Ted Dibiase: Dibiase got an early Quick Roll Up Pin attempt but the match was controlled by Robinson. Billy executed his finishing Double-Arm Suplex and a few moves later a German Suplex, but couldn't keep Dibiase down for the count. They took the match outside the ring and brawled in the crowd. Lisowski counted both wrestlers out. Robinson led in END -1 to -11 at the time of the count-out. 10 mins 16 secs

Pedro Morales v Ken Patera w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: The Brain got banned from ringside after being caught trying to pass an object to Patera. Morales was in control but allowed the Olympian to get in his head, complaining to the ref re: his dirty tactics, which inspired Patera to push him into the referee, who DQ'd Morales. 7 min 33 secs

Tony Atlas v Leon White: Mr. USA got in some good licks, including a Running Clothesline, Running Power Slam and his finishing Full Nelson, but White was not to be defeated tonight. Leon hit Atlas with a Big Splash and applied the Boston Crab twice, getting the submission on the second. 9 mins 10 secs

Jumbo Tsuruta v John Studd w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Tsuruta began the encounter with a handicap after being assaulted pre-match by a new heel, Randy Savage (-6 END!). Studd tired him out quickly but Tsuruta took over from there with some good technical wrestling and a German Suplex, and finished Big John off with an Abdominal Stretch. 5 mins 30 sec

Original Midnight Express v East-West Connection: The Junkyard Dog attacked Adrian Adonis on the ramp pre-match and knocked him out with a Thump. Adonis was unable to make it to the ring. Count-out!

MAIN EVENT: Non-title bout. Jerry Lawler v Stan Hansen: Lawler has been aiming for the US Championship, but a victory here would allow him to dream a bigger dream. A quick match that went exactly as follows: (1) Lawler executed a Back Suplex, (2) Lawler Piledrives Hansen, (3) Wild Event-Hansen misses a flying headbutt, and (4) In-Match Event-the new tag team of Ox Baker and Baron Von Raschke enter the ring and flatten both grapplers. Double count-out! Post-match, Dr. Brenda Buttons revealed that the Heavyweight Champ would be out of action for 3 weeks! The rules of the RWF clearly state that a champion must defend his belt at least once every month, so Hansen is safe for now, though he probably won't be 100% when he defends his title next.
Derek Kraft - Aug 22, 2015 - 01:29 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings after MD 24 + other news
Official Rankings # 3

Tabulated after MD 24 and confirmed by the intrepid Arthur Andersen

(1) Stan Hansen - World Heavyweight Champion (1)
(2) Nick Bockwinkle (3)
(3) Dusty Rhodes (5)
(4) Dick the Bruiser (7)
(5) Jerry Lawler (NR)
(6) Verne Gagne (2)
(7) Bobo Brazil (NR)
(Cool Superstar Billy Graham (4)
(9) Bruno Sammartino (6)
(10) Tommy Rich (Cool

Top Contenders for US Championship:
(1) Jerry Lawler (3)
(2) Tommy Rich (1)
(3) Rick Martel (2)
(4) King Kong Brody (4)
(5) Ricky Steamboat (NR)
(6) Junkyard Dog (NR)

Numbers in parentheses to the right are the previous rankings; NR = Not Ranked


Other News:

(1) Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair are doing well touring Japan and training. They are expected to be gone for another 5 weeks.

(2) Mad Dog Vachon and Andre the Giant have missed 3 weeks of action and are expected to miss another 9 weeks.

(3) Sgt. Slaughter is recovering well, having missed 2+ weeks, but is expected to miss 3+ more weeks.

(4) Otto Wanz is expected to return to wrestling action in about a week.

(5) At MD 24, Randy Savage and the Ox and Baron tag team introduced themselves to fans of the RWF (aren't we all?!). The Federation has announced that 6 more new singles wrestlers and 1 more new tag team have joined. Antonio Inoki, Hacksaw Duggan, John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar and the Rock & Roll Express will debut over the next few match days.

(6) Finally, if you don't mind a little break from kayfabe, the following wrestlers will replace their lesser AWA/WWA cards with their cards from the TV Tribute edition: John Studd, Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, Bob Backlund, Nick Bockwinkle, Rick Martel, Junkyard Dog and Larry Zbyszko. Bockwinkle joins Inoki (and Andre when he returns from injury and Hogan and Flair when they return from training/Japan) as wrestlers with a + 2 control rating.
Derek Kraft - Aug 23, 2015 - 01:15 AM
Post subject: Match Day 25 Results
Match Day 25
San Antonio Civic Auditorium
San Antonio, TX
Referee = Tom "Rocky" Stone

"Funky Mischief"

Ricky Steamboat v Gene Kiniski: Steamboat blocked Kiniski's pre-match assault (+3 END for Steamboat). The Dragon controlled the match, with 4 pin attempts to Kiniski's 0. Steamboat got the 3 count after a 2d Rope Headbutt. 11 min 45 secs

Jack Brisco v Mr. Saito: Mr. Saito lost it after getting pinned by Wahoo McDaniel on MD 22. Brisco was watching backstage and issued a challenge. Saito accepted and interrupted Sailor Art's interview on MD 23 to promote the match. Brisco was complimented pre-match by the legendary Bruno Sammartino (+5 END!). Maybe it went to Jack's head, as Saito dominated the match. The high point for Brisco during the match was when Terry Funk intervened, grabbing Brisco from behind, and allowing Saito to go for the Throat Thrust. Brisco ducked and Saito hit Funk. Saito shook it off and connected with a Karate Chop a little later and with a Throat Thrust. After another Karate Chop, he got the pin. 10 min 13 secs.

John Cena v Jesse Ventura: Cena's debut. Cena landed awkwardly after a Flying Elbow during the 3d minute (-10 END). Somehow, Cena persevered. He blocked Ventura's use of brass knuckles, took them away from the Body, and KO'd him with them! An easy pin and Cena got his first victory, albeit one that turned out to be pyrrhic as Dr. Brenda Buttons revealed after the match, and after thoroughly examining Cena, maybe a little too thoroughly, that Cena would miss 6 weeks of action. 7 min 02 secs.

Kerry Von Erich v Don Muraco w/ Manager Saul Creatchman. Early in the bout, Creatchman distracted the ref and Muraco used an object to hurt Von Erich (-10 END!). Muraco followed up with his finishing Hawaiian Hammer but couldn't pin Von Erich. A minute later Muraco executed a Backbreaker and Body Slam, but Von Erich kicked out after both. Kerry then executed the next 6 moves, including a Body Slam and Power Slam, culminating in a Small Package and pin. 7 min 15 secs. Von Erich was down -14 to -4 in END at the time of the pin.

High Flyers v The Butchers: Abdullah beat the hell out of Brunzell to start the match, but when Brunzell tagged out, Gagne gave it all back and then some to the Butcher. Abdullah couldn't tag out but when Gagne threw him over the top rope, Terry Funk returned ringside and DDT'd Gagne on the concrete. The referee immediately called for the bell and the Butchers were DQ'd. Abdullah, the Sheik and Funk proceeded to beat Brunzell and Gagne. The busy Brenda Buttons confirmed post-match that the Flyers would be out of commission for 2 weeks. 8 mins 17 secs

Bobo Brazil v Superstar Billy Graham w/ Manager Adnan Al Kaissey: 2 top 10 wrestlers. In the 2d minute, Al Kaissey distracted Stone, allowing Roddy Piper to enter the ring and double-team Bobo (-5 END). Graham immediately followed up with a Bearhug and then a foreign object, the latter unseen by Stone. Bobo was exhausted, Stone gave a quick count and Superstar got the pin and victory. 3 min 9 secs.
Derek Kraft - Aug 24, 2015 - 02:51 PM
Post subject: Match Day 26
Match Day 26
McNichols Arena
Denver, CO
Referee = Bruno Lauer

Jumbo Tsuruta v Randy Savage: The Macho Man savagely assaulted Tsuruta on MD 24 before the latter’s match with John Studd. Revenge was not exacted here, as Savage controlled the match, pinning Jumbo with a Small Package at 9 min 36 secs.

Junkyard Dog v Adrian Adonis w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Another grudge match, as JYD knocked out Adonis with a Thump pre-match on MD 24. No Thump here, just a good old fashioned thrashing as JYD executed all 7 of the moves in the match. He found Adonis’s hidden belt buckle and walloped him with it (-8 END for Adrian). A Backbreaker exhausted and finished Adonis off. 3 min 41 secs

Wahoo McDaniel v Seth Rollins: Wahoo was complimented pre-match by Verne Gagne (+5 END) and welcomed Seth to the RWF by whacking him with a chair. An even match, but McDaniel caught Rollins in a Small Package and got the quick count pin from Lauer. 6 min 29 secs

Dusty Rhodes v King Kong Bundy w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: this match had to be seen to be believed. It began with some pre-match referee intimidation by Bundy and Ken Patera (+5 END for Bundy). Each wrestler caught the other early with a Sleeper hold. Bundy had a pin attempt after a Running Knee Lift but the referee got knocked down and was woozy for 30 seconds or so and couldn’t make the count. In the mean time, Junkyard Dog entered the ring, knocked out Bundy, and placed Dusty on top of him. Lauer came to and counted 1-2-3! 4 min 42 secs.

Midnight Rockers v Minnesota Wrecking Crew: The Road Warriors grabbed the microphone from the Crew pre-match to taunt their upcoming opponent, the East-West Connection. Lars and Ole combined to use a mini-crowbar 5 times, unseen by Lauer. They also placed some steel under one of the turnbuckles and smashed Shawn Michael’s head into it (-15 END). Lars applied a Back Breaker to Shawn and on their fifth pin/sub attempt, to the Rockers one, the Crew got the pin. 16 min 30 secs. The Wrecking Crew led in END at the time of the pin by a combined +6 to -24.

Rick Martel v Tommy Rich: a rematch from MD 22, when pyrotechnics went off during the match and sparks injured the combatants. Although Martel did not quite dominate here, he did control it most of the way, executing ten moves of 2+ points (including four Diving Crossbodies) to Rich’s two. The first pin/sub came at the 6 minute mark when Martel caught Rich in a Boston Crab. Tommy got the next one when he hit Martel with his finishing Flying Fist Drop and came oh so close to getting the pin but Rick kicked out at the very last second. Martel then took over the match, punishing Rich with a Slingshot Splash, a Piledriver and finally getting the pin after a Scoop Slam. 13 min 18 secs.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Match Day 29 is going to be awesome! After the events of MD 26, King Kong Bundy and Ken Patera have challenged Dusty Rhodes and Junkyard Dog (what a tag team!!!) to a tag team bout, and Dusty and the Dog have accepted! And if that is not enough, the United States Championship will be contested in a no time limit, no double disqualification, no double count-out match between Rick Martel and Jerry Lawler! Assuming no unforeseen circumstances (hopefully the Federation can keep the Sheik and Terry Funk away from the ring!) the first United States Champion will be crowned! Are there enough exclamation points in this announcement?!?!?!
Downey Games - Aug 24, 2015 - 09:14 PM
Post subject: RE: Match Day 26
Bundy will get the five count over JYD. He stuck his nose where it didn't belong and he will pay!
Derek Kraft - Aug 25, 2015 - 12:57 PM
Post subject: RE: Match Day 26
Interesting take. Another view is that whenever you enter the squared circle, you enter the junkyard and become JYD's business Smile
Derek Kraft - Aug 26, 2015 - 12:42 PM
Post subject: Match Day 27 Results
Match Day 27
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA
Referee = Tim Fuller

Hacksaw Duggan v Larry Zbyszko w/ Manager Paul Dangerously: Duggan impressed in his debut, dominating the match. He had 3 pin/sub attempts, 2 after Powerbombs and 1 after a Shoulder Breaker. Zbyszko was down -7 to + 7 in END when he snapped, grabbing a steel chair from ringside and nailing both Hacksaw Jim and the referee Fuller. DQ! 8 min 34 secs

Dean Ambrose v The Sheik: regular viewers know that when the Sheik makes an appearance, something strange is going to happen. Here, he was set up to attack Ambrose with a chair pre-match. Tito Santana though was in no mood for funny stuff, snuffed out the assault, and whacked the Sheik with said chair (-7 END)! Never one to give up on a good, or bad, idea, the Sheik grabbed a steel chair 1 minute into the match and pummeled Ambrose until the locker room cleared to stop the beating. Ambrose wins by DQ. 1 min 09 secs. The Sheik falls to 0-4, though surprisingly this was his first singles match in which he was disqualified.

Antonio Inoki v Curt Hennig w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: in a match lasting 8 min 40 secs, Hennig executed exactly one move, a Quick Roll-Up Pin that Inoki kicked out of. An impressive debut for Inoki. His last 3 moves were a Fall-Away Slam, a Seated Armbar and a Figure Four Leglock. He forced a submission on the latter.

King Kong Brody v Brock Lesnar: a match that was as good in reality as it looked on paper. Back and forth, with each wrestler having periods of dominance. Lesnar had 7 pin/sub attempts to Brody’s 4 and led in END at the time of the pin -17 to -24. In the 10th minute Brock executed a Backbreaker that exhausted Brody and came close to a pin, only to have KKB kick out at the very last second. Over the next 5 minutes Lesnar executed a Snap Suplex and his finishing F-5 but to no avail. In the 15th minute Brody took over, executing 8 straight maneuvers, including a series of Punches with Chain, a Boston Crab, and a Piledriver. Lesnar would neither submit nor be pinned, and he responded by slamming Brody’s head into the ring post and following it up with a finishing Brock Lock and pin. Awesome match that almost went the distance. 18 mins 26 secs

The Crusher v Harley Race: another excellent tussle! Crusher tired out Race early with a Neck Toss across the ring, 2 rammings of his head into the ring post, an Eye Gauge, a Sleeper and a real wrestling move, a Spinning Hammerlock. Race got into the match with a Knee Roll, a Thumb to the Throat and a Body Slam. The Crusher had pin attempts after another unseen Eye Gauge, Body Slam on Ropes and his finishing Full Nelson. Race fought back, earning 3 straight pin/sub attempts with an Atomic Drop, Sleeper and his finishing Diving Headbutt. There was one more card in the deck though – a finishing Bolo Punch from the Crusher, and this one was indeed finishing as he got the 3 count for the pin. 14 min 33 secs

British Bulldogs v Ox and Baron: In a match that lasted 10 min and 54 secs, Ox Baker never tagged out and never executed a move; his END was -38 at the time of the pin!!! (For those wondering, Ox is a 0 control and both Bulldogs are + 1, and once one wrestler gains control he wins all ties. So here, Ox may have rolled a 5 and Davey Boy a 4, but since Davey Boy executed the last move Ox needed to roll 2 better to take control, which he never did). The other 3 wrestlers (and I use that term loosely as the only wrestling Baron Von Raschke did was break up a pin attempt) finished the match with the same END as they started. As is the norm in the RWF, the neophyte Ox Baker was christened with a steel chair. And from there it went downhill. Pin/sub attempts were made after a Small Package, another Hit with a Chair, a Boston Crab, 3 finishing Powerslams and finally a finishing Flying Headbutt. The Bulldogs are on a collision course with the Road Warriors for the World Tag Team Championship.
Derek Kraft - Aug 29, 2015 - 12:20 AM
Post subject: Match Day 28 Results
Match Day 28
Paramount Northwest Theatre
Seattle, WA
Referee = Brad Robinson

Verne Gagne v Iron Sheik: Jumbo Tsuruta joined Gagne for the entrance. I don't know why. The opening bell rang, Verne attempted a Superplex, and referee Robinson was KO'd! Replacement ref Tom Foley rushed to the ring and reached a 20 count. Double count-out!

Bob Backlund v Buddy Rose: a rematch from MD 23 when they were both counted in after brawling in the crowd. A very even match. Buddy almost knocked Backlund out with a Sleeper a few minutes into the match, but Backlund reached the ropes just in the nick of time. Backlund responded with an Arm Bar Submission but Buddy broke out. A few minutes later a Boston Crab almost caused Backlund to submit but he was able to break the hold. The Playboy eventually got the pin after a Piledriver. 10 min 12 secs. END was -6 to -5 in favor of Rose at the time of the pin.

Pedro Morales v Paul Orndorff w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: an excellent match. In the 14th minute Mr. Wonderful executed a finishing Power Slam. Foley counted 1-2- and just before his hand hit the mat for the 3d time, Morales put his foot on the rope. Two moves later, Morales hit Orndorff with a Cannon Ball and this time Foley counted to 3. Morales wins! OR DID HE?!?!? Post-match, Commissioner Buttons reversed the result of the match, stating that Orndorff pinned Morales fair and square in the 14th minute.

Tito Santana v Nick Bockwinkle: Superstar Billy Graham and, who else, Terry Funk jumped Santana on his way to the ring. Santana broke loose with the help of Morales, who was making his way back from the ring at the time. Santana and Morales challenged Superstar and Funk to a match and the latter accepted! We will see that one soon. Bockwinkle dominated. A Sleeper, a Superplex, a Blatant (but somehow unseen by Foley) Choke, another Blatant (and again unseen) Choke, since the first one went over so well, and a Flying Shoulder Smash exhausted Santana. A Piledriver finished him off. 5 min 42 secs. Bockwinkle led +9 to -13 at the time of the pin with Santana failing to execute a single move.

Road Warriors w/ Manager Paul Ellering v East-West Connection: Warriors blocked a sneak attack by the Connection pre-match, increasing their already formidable END. Ellering tired Adonis out by punching him with brass knuckles after Hawk threw Adonis out of the ring. Animal pounded Ventura with a Gut Buster followed by a Gorilla Press Slam. Hawk joined Animal to perform the Doomsday Device and this match was over. 4 min 30 secs

Bruno Sammartino v Superstar Billy Graham w/ Manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Bruno got an early submission attempt with a Sleeper Hold but Graham reached the ropes. In the 12th minute Sammartino hit Superstar with a DDT but the latter kicked out. Superstar had 6 pin/sub attempts, including 4 in the final 4 minutes. The final one came on his 3rd Shoulderbreaker, but before Foley could count to 3, the bell rang. The first time limit draw in the RWF! Another second and Bruno would have been pinned! 20 min
Derek Kraft - Sep 04, 2015 - 12:22 PM
Post subject: Match Day 29 Results
Match Day 29
Boston Music Hall
Boston, MA
Referee = Todd Sinclair

Tony Atlas v Randy Savage: Savage’s pre-match sneak attacked was foiled (costing him 2 END pts). Atlas appropriately opened the match by hitting the Macho Man with a chair. Less than 2 minutes later Savage pummeled Atlas with a steel chair until the locker room emptied to stop the beating. Savage DQ’d. 2 min 6 secs

Dick the Bruiser v Terry Funk: Funk got a pin attempt early after a Bridging German Suplex, but after that it was all Dick the Bruiser. Highlights included a 2d Rope Knee Drop, Headlock & Punches, and Forearm Smash to Chest. Dick got the pin at 9 min 55 secs after a DDT.

Billy Robinson v Ted Dibiase: On MD 24 both wrestlers were counted out brawling in the crowd (Robinson led by 10 pts in END). The first part of this match was back and forth. Robinson dominated the middle portion, executing multiple 2-pt moves, including 2 Backbreakers, a Side Suplex and a German Suplex. Dibiase responded with a couple of Swinging Neckbreakers then tried to attack Robinson with a screwdriver. Robinson blocked it then used the screwdriver on Dibiase. Sinclair DQ’d Robinson! 10 min 28 secs. This grudge is turning into a real feud!

Jimmy Snuka v Roddy Piper: Mr. Saito and a still amped Savage double-teamed Snuka during his pre-match interview (-10 END!!!). Snuka looked like he had a chance when he started with consecutive Flying Body Presses. But a DDT, Piledriver and Sleeper finished Superfly. Pin for Piper at 3 min 9 secs.

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Rick Martel v Jerry Lawler: An excellent back and forth match. The King was caught using a foreign object, earning his first DQ point, on the first move of the match. Lawler caught Martel in a Small Package early but Martel kicked out. Martel applied a sweet Superplex but Lawler kicked out of the pin attempt. Lawler threw a Fireball in the 11th minute, earning his second DQ point from Sinclair. Jerry followed it up with a Release German Suplex and the referee counted 1-2-3. Jerry Lawler is the inaugural United States Champion! 11 min 41 secs

Dusty Rhodes & Junkyard Dog v King Kong Bundy & Ken Patera w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: See MD 26 for the origin of this one. The adrenaline ran high but the wrestlers were able to keep their distance pre-match. Bundy executed his finishing Bundy Splash early on but JYD got his foot on the ropes at the very last second, narrowly avoiding the 3-count. 5 minutes later, the referee was temporarily knocked out by Bundy, who teamed with Patera to attack Dusty while Heenan grappled with JYD (-10 END for Dusty!). An Atlantic City Avalanche soon after looked like the end for the faces but Rhodes managed to kick out. JYD took advantage of an opportunity against Patera and battered the strongman with a series of 2-pt moves, including a Backbreaker, and went for the pin, but Bundy stormed into the ring to break it up. At the end, KKB had 2 straight pin attempts on JYD but the Dog kicked out of both before tagging out. Dusty roared into the ring and applied a Piledriver, getting the quick count pin against the behemoth. 21 min 33 secs. Post-match, JYD and Dusty cut a brilliant promo.
Derek Kraft - Sep 04, 2015 - 04:21 PM
Post subject: Match Day 30 Results
Match Day 30
Civic Center
Hartford, CT
Referee = Red Shoes Unno

Ricky Steamboat v Brock Lesnar: an In-Match Event settled this bout, with Harley race jumping into the ring, swinging a souvenir miniature baseball bat, missing The Dragon and whacking Lesnar, knocking him out. Steamboat covered him for the easy pin. 4 min 6 secs

Otto Wanz v Mongolian Stomper: Welcome back, Wanz! That isn’t exactly what Larry Zbyszko said as he grabbed Wanz from behind and the Stomper went for the Doubleteam move, but surely it was his sentiment. Wanz smartly ducked and the Canadian slammed Z instead! 5 pin attempts for Otto to 0 for Stomper, as Wanz dominated the match with 2 Big Otto Splashes and 1 Big Otto Corner Splash. Wanz pinned the Stomper after hitting him with a chair (somehow unseen by the ref). 8 min 53 secs

Dean Ambrose v Abdullah the Butcher: a perfectly reasonable match between 2 perfectly sane individuals. A Dirty Deeds (snap double-arm DDT) and Midnight Special (over-the-shoulder back to belly Piledriver) were the most technical moves of the match. At one point, in consecutive order, Ambrose executed an Eye Gouge, another Eye Gouge, a Forehead Bite and Abdullah responded with his own Forehead Bite. Ambrose got the pin after a DDT. He led in END +3 to -19 at the time of the pin. 10 min 15 secs

Pedro Morales v Paul Orndorff w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: The Connecticut crowd gave a hero’s welcome to Morales. He executed the first 4 maneuvers then on the 5th he mistimed a Powerbomb and injured Orndorff. The medical team got to Mr. Wonderful quickly and carted him off. Dr. Brenda Buttons declared that he would miss 4 months of action!

Wahoo McDaniel v Nick Bockwinkle: Bockwinkle controlled the match (+3 to -13 END) but Wahoo had 2 pin attempts to Bockwinkle’s 1. A Piledriver put McDaniel away though. 8 min 9 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: British Bulldogs v Road Warriors w/ Manager Paul Ellering. Pre-match, a new wrestler, Magnum TA, appeared ringside to cheer on the British Bulldogs. The first half of the match was even. Davey Boy Smith caught Hawk in a Small Package early but couldn’t get the pin. Animal executed a Power Slam on Smith. The Kid Superplexed ?Hawk. The Road Warriors executed a Doubleteam Move-Spike Pile Driver. Dynamite Kid put Animal in a Boston Crab but the Warrior reached the ropes. Davey Boy then tried a Quick Pin Move with a fist full of tights but Animal broke loose. The match changed in the 11th minute when Smith was thrown to the ropes and hit on the hit by Ellering with a steel chair. Two moves later Animal slipped Hawk a roll of quarters. Hawk used them on Davey Boy (a combined -10 END on those 2 moves). Smith did not exit the ring after. Needless to say, he did not execute another move. He withstood 2 Doomsday Devices but could not fight off a pin on the 3rd. Pin at 16 min. Smith was -32 END at the time of the pin (Dynamite Kid was -1, Hawk + 11 and Animal +3). Your World Tag Team Champions, the Road Warriors!
Derek Kraft - Sep 05, 2015 - 11:08 AM
Post subject: Match Day 31 Results
Match Day 31
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton Roads, VA
Referee = Brian Hebner

Jimmy Snuka v Mr. Saito: In the first minute, Roddy Piper jumped into the ring with a pineapple, missed Snuka but walloped Saito, knocking him out. Snuka chased Piper from the ring and covered Saito for the pin. 1 min 6 secs

Junkyard Dog v Ken Patera w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: the feud involving Dusty Rhodes and JYD on one side and King Kong Bundy and Patera on the other continued with this singles bout. Patera earned a DQ pt when he opened the match with a Choke on the Ropes. He then proceeded to the top rope to attempt a catapult move when there was a tragic equipment failure. The top rope snapped and the Olympian toppled out of the ring onto the concrete! A leg injury that the comely Dr. Buttons has said will take 5 weeks to recover. Just when this feud was really starting to heat up! 55 secs

Antonio Inoki v Seth Rollins: the first half of the match was back and forth. Then during a whip to the ropes, the referee was injured and had to be replaced by Drake Wuertz. Inoki started to assume control, executing among other moves a Running Clothesline and Seated Armbar. But Rollins caught him in a Sleeper and he submitted (SUB was 1-2 and rolled a 1). Rollins was down -8 to 0 END at the time of the submission. Big win for Rollins! 9 min 46 secs

Verne Gagne v Iron Sheik: these men were counted out on MD 28 after a Gagne Superplex went awry. This one was absolutely dominated by Verne. He had 8 pin/sub attempts to 1 for the Iron Sheik, finally finishing him off with a Sleeper at 11 min 57 secs. Gagne led in END 0 to -29 at the time. Post-match, Commissioner Percy Buttons tried to reverse the result but was convinced otherwise by Superfly Snuka who bodyslammed him and was threatening to do so again.

Midnight Rockers v Original Midnight Express: the Rockers foiled a pre-match sneak attack by the Express (-2 END for the Express). The first 5 minutes of the match involved Randy Rose and Dennis Condrey beating up on Marty Jannety. Shawn Michaels finally came in and delivered some damage of his own, including a Running Clothesline and Top Rope Body Press. Rose responded by hitting him with a chair, earning his first DQ point. Condrey came in and wore down Michaels with a Knee Lift, Release German Suplex and Body Slam, but couldn’t keep his shoulders down when he caught him in a Small Package. Jannety returned and hit Condrey a couple of times with a chair, unseen by the referee, but when Rose tagged in and responded in kind, he was given his 2d DQ pt. Jannety tagged out and Rose used his finishing Rocket Launcher but again Michaels avoided the pin. A third bash with a chair by Rose and the Express were disqualified! They led in END by a combined +4 to -11. 18 min 34 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Tommy Rich: Pre-match, JYD felt slighted in the interview with Dusty (-6 END next tag team match and BREAK-UP IF LOSE!!!). Dusty dominated the opening minutes of the match, executing a Powerbomb, Figure Four Leglock and Piledriver. Rich then accrued 2 quick DQ pts when he was caught using a metal hair brush (on Dusty’s face, not his own long, beautiful hair) and hitting Dusty with a chair. Rhodes was cut on both occasions and had a steady stream of blood down one side of his face. Rich dominated the rest of the way, popping Rhodes with a Flying Fist Drop and 2 Piledrivers and finishing him off with his second 2d Rope Bodypress. Huge win for Rich who led -2 to -18 in END at the time of the pin. 9 min 51 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 05, 2015 - 01:48 PM
Post subject: Match Day 32 Results
Match Day 32
Kiefer Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA
Referee = Connie Marker

Hacksaw Jim Duggan v Roddy Piper: a quick match that Duggan won when he applied a Boston Crab. 2 min 3 secs

Jack Brisco v Leon White: Brisco had a couple of opportunities early with a Bridging German Suplex and Sleeper, but couldn’t get the pin or submission. Marker was knocked out and Johnny Shorn took over as referee. A Figure Four Leglock, another Sleeper, a Boston Crab and a second Figure Four finished White off. 8 min 7 secs

Tony Atlas v Randy Savage: a rematch of MD 29 when Savage beat Atlas with a steel chair until other wrestlers stepped in. Buddy Rose joined Savage here to intimidate Shorn pre-match (+5 END for the Macho Man). Randy then pummeled Mr. USA, finishing him off 3 min 52 secs with a Small Package. Atlas didn’t get in a single blow.

Kerry Von Erich v Gene Kiniski: Gene controlled the first 8 minutes of the match, executing a Drop Toe Hold and Rear Chinlock and nearly pinning Von Erich after a Fireman’s Carry and an unseen foreign object (Von Erich kicked out at the last second on both pin attempts!). Kerry got back into the match with a 2d Rope Knee Drop, an Iron Claw and a Figure Four, but Kiniski avoided the pin. A Rear Chinlock and pin attempt by Kiniski looked like the end for Von Erich but he got his foot on the ropes just before the 3d count was made. Another Iron Claw by Von Erich was broken by Gene. In the 15th minute a gang of masked men (different masks than the ones carried by the Road Warriors) entered the ring and pummeled both grapplers. Double count-out! 14 min 55 secs

High Flyers v Fabulous Freebirds w/ Manager Precious: The Freebirds got more moves in than the Flyers but both sides had their chances. The Birds executed a double DDT early but couldn’t pin Jim Brunzell. Greg Gagne caught Michael Hayes in a Boston Crab but couldn’t get the submission. He tried a Sleeper on Terry Gordy but Hayes stormed into the ring and broke it up. A Small Package late by Hayes failed to pin Gagne. But a second Double DDT did the trick and Gagne was pinned by Hayes. 15 min 48 secs

Bruno Sammartino v Superstar Billy Graham w/ Manager Adnan Al Kaissey: a rematch of the MD 28 bout that ended in a 20 minute draw, the Federation’s first! Another excellent match between these 2, with 6 pin/sub attempts for Superstar and 5 for Sammartino. In the 14th minute Graham put Bruno in a Bear Hug but Bruno got to the ropes in the nick of time. Another Bear Hug looked like it would finish Bruno off but he again escaped. Sammartino responded with a Reverse Chin Lock and managed to get Superstar down for the 3-count pin. Sammartino was down -28 to -7 in END at the time. 18 min 33 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 05, 2015 - 03:24 PM
Post subject: Match Day 33 Results
Match Day 33
Hofheinz Pavilion, University of Houston
Houston, TX
Referee = Ralph Hamilton

King Kong Brody v Playboy Buddy Rose: Boy, do they hate the Playboy here in Houston (+1 Heat)! In the opening minute Curt Hennig entered the ring, knocked out referee Hamilton, and replaced him with heel referee Bruno Lauer! Buddy had a pin attempt after a Powerbomb and a submission try after a Boston Crab, but couldn’t put Brody away. Brody earned an early DQ point after a Punch to the Groin, a second one after a series of Punches with Chain and a third and final point after another Punches with Chain. It was Playboy Buddy Rose by disqualification at 6 min 12 secs

Sailor Art Thomas v Jesse Ventura: a long and interesting match between a couple of plodders. Mr. Saito got involved but ended up getting slammed by the Body after Sailor Art ducked. Ventura controlled the match, with 6 pin/sub attempts to only 1 for Thomas. In the 8th minute Ventura came close to getting the pin after a Powerbomb but Sailor Art got his foot on the ropes at the last second. The ending was a bit anti-climactic, with a Hip Roll by Ventura followed by a pin. 16 min 27 secs

Billy Robinson v Ted Dibiase: These two brawled in the crowd and were counted out in MD 24 then on MD 29 Robinson blocked Dibiase’s use of a screwdriver then used it himself and was DQ’d. Here, we had an even, relatively clean (Dibiase only used one dirty move, unseen by Lauer) back and forth match. Robinson applied a Boston Crab early but Dibiase reached the ropes. The Million Dollar Man surprised Billy with a Swinging Neckbreaker followed by a Figure Four Leglock but couldn’t get the submission. A Small Package almost ended the bout but Robinson kicked out at the last second. Another Figure Four followed by a Small Package and Dibiase got the victory. 12 min 8 secs

Bobo Brazil v King Kong Bundy w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Bobo tired Bundy and got the first pin attempt after a Powerbomb but couldn’t keep the big man down. KKB exhausted Brazil less than 2 minutes later with a Clothesline and controlled the rest of the match, getting pin attempts after his own Powerbomb and a Running Knee Lift and finishing Bobo off with a Boston Crab (what a sight that was, King Kong Bundy applying a Boston Crab!). 14 min 12 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Champion Jerry Lawler v Challenger Ricky Steamboat: Someone important in the wrestling world often said, “to be the man, you have to beat the man.” Well, Ricky Steamboat is the man! Bobo Brazil, still fuming after his loss, was still at ringside when Lawler made his entrance, and he attacked the champ (-4 END!). Lawler seemed to shake it off, tiring out Steamboat early with a Release German Suplex, Piledrover and Superplex. He proceeded to throw Ricky over the top rope and some interesting outside the ring action ensued. Lawler slammed Steamboat through the Announcer’s Table, Body Slammed him onto the concrete and Reverse Slammed him. Lauer counted neither wrestler out and the match continued in the squared circle. Steamboat caught the Champ in a Sleeper but Lawler reached the ropes. A Head Scissors Takedown exhausted Lawler but he managed to avoid the pin. A Flying Body Press just about finished Lawler; a second Head Scissors Takedown did. 1-2-3, Ricky Steamboat is the new United States Champion! Post-match, Ricky snapped and brutally beat Jerry, eliciting much surprise and some boos from the crowd.

Tito Santana and Pedro Morales v Superstar Billy Graham and Terry Funk w/ Manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Houston hates the heels! Graham and Funk were roundly booed during their entrance (+1 Heat). A fun match that came to an unsatisfying conclusion. The S&M team executed a Double Powerbomb early. Superstar and Funk responded soon after with a Double Hip Toss. Morales beat Funk up with a 3 different Series of Repeated Punches to Face, a Release German Suplex and a Hip Toss. The heels did manager a Double DDT during the sequence. Superstar entered the ring and tired Morales out with a Backbreaker. Funk joined Graham for a Double Suplex but Morales kicked out of the pin attempt. After tagging in Santana hit Superstar with an Elbow Smash but the latter responded with a Superplex (tiring Tito) and a Bearhug that was broken up by Morales. A Power Body Slam exhausted Santana but he managed to kick out of the pin attempt. Morales tagged in and Santana joined him for a Double Atomic Drop, tiring out the Superstar. But Al Kaissey tossed a crowbar to Graham who used it on Morales (-4 END), exhausting him. Another Bearhug by Graham looked to be the end for the faces but Morales got to the ropes at the very last second. Graham and Funk had enough (despite being up a combined -5 to -18 END) and with Al Kaissey’s assistance pummeled Santana and Morales with steel chairs until the locker room emptied. Heels DQ’d at 15 min 53 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 05, 2015 - 03:45 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 4
Official Rankings # 4
Calculated after MD 33 and confirmed by America's Accountants Arthur Andersen.

(1) World Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen
(2) Nick Bockwinkle
(3) United States Champion Ricky Steamboat
(4) Dick the Bruiser
(5) Verne Gagne
(6) Dusty Rhodes
(7) Jerry Lawler
(Cool Bruno Sammartino
(9) Junkyard Dog
(10) Superstar Billy Graham

US Champ. Contenders
(1) Jerry Lawler
(2) Junkyard Dog
(3) Rick Martel
(4) Tommy Rich

Other News:
(1) Hansen returns on MD 34, defending his title against...JYD?!?! The Junkyard Dog has clearly received a push from Commissioner Buttons, but in his defense JYD has been confirmed by the impeccable Arthur Andersen as a top 10 wrestler.

(2) The Rock & Roll Express will make their long awaited debut on MD 34 against the Blackjacks.

(3) MD 35 is going to be awesome! Magnum TA will make his debut against Larry Zybszko. Jerry Lawler and Tommy Rich will meet in a no double count-out, no double DQ, no time limit brawl with the winner guaranteed a title shot against US Champion Ricky Steamboat on MD 37. Oh, if that is not enough, the Road Warriors will defend their title in a rematch against the British Bulldogs!

(4) MD 36 is highlighted by a Dusty/JYD tag team match against the Minnesota Wrecking Crew (remember Dusty and JYD will begin with lessened END, see MD 31) and if the faces lose, they will break up! Bruno Sammartino will meet Gene Kiniski in an old school showdown. And finally, a match we all have been waiting for, Nick Bockwinkle will face Verne Gagne in a battle of legends yet still current top 10 wrestlers. Also, Sgt. Slaughter will make his return from injury and face the Crusher.

Enjoy the bouts and keep on wrestling!
ACOMPLITAN - Sep 05, 2015 - 03:58 PM
Post subject:
Have been enjoying following this. I started something like this but got sidetracked with other games. T.V. Pro Wrestling is a great wrestling game

Alan
Derek Kraft - Sep 05, 2015 - 04:06 PM
Post subject:
Thanks Alan! Agreed this is a great game. The game itself is a ton of fun but I love the stats and the record keeping and have as much fun if not more pre- and post-match than I do actually playing. I have an index card for each wrestler where I record the MD, opponent and result and that really helps keep things organized. Strat-O-Matic basketball is the other game I play. My wife actually likes it! We are playing the Pistons 1987-88 season right now (3/4 of the way through!) along with some games for other teams from the same season. We should finish that in 2 or 3 months and I will post something about that too.
Derek Kraft - Sep 08, 2015 - 12:40 PM
Post subject: Match Day 34 Results
Match Day 34
Activity Center, Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Referee = Tom Hamilton

“Are you kidding me?”

Rick Martel v Adrian Adonis w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Martel slipped and fell during his pre-match entrance (-3 END, -1 Heat and some embarrassment). A quick bout that Adonis won after executing a Piledriver. 5 min 42 secs. The real action happened post-match, when Adonis offered a handshake to the deflated Martel. Heenan got upset and, after Adonis pushed him, scurried away. Adrian then took the microphone and announced that he was done with Heenan and that the East-West Connection was dissolved. Adonis turned babyface!

Jack Brisco v Curt Hennig w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Brisco controlled the match (putting on the Figure 4 2x and coming close to a pin after a hard Body Slam (Hennig got his foot on the ropes at the very last second)) but Hennig came back at the end, earning pin attempts after a Flying Body Press and Flying Dropkick. Brisco wouldn’t be denied though, catching Curt in a Small Package and getting the pin at 11 min 4 secs. Brisco was up -8 to -21 END at the time of the pin.

Brock Lesnar v Harley Race: on MD 30 Race tried to interfere on Lesnar’s behalf in the latter’s match against Ricky Steamboat, but he ended up slugging Brock with the souvenir baseball bat rather than Ricky. Lesnar took offense. Here, Race Pummeled Lesnar with a Cow Bell during Lesnar’s pre-match interview. After the bell, but in the first minute of the match, Gene Kiniski and Don Muraco joined Race to gang up on Lesnar. The heroic Billy Robinson tried to intervene but was beaten down by the heels (Dr. Brenda Buttons revealed that he would miss 3 weeks of wrestling action). Race was DQ’d. 59 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Big John Studd w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Harley Race was a crazy man tonight! He was still at ringside when Dusty made his entrance and attacked the American Dream (-4 END!). Studd had opportunities early with a Quick Roll Up Pin and Powerbomb but couldn’t keep Rhodes down. Dusty caught Big John in a Sleeper and got him to submit at 6 min 44 secs.

Rock & Roll Express v Blackjacks w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: a very busy day for the Brain (his 4th match!). The Express were walking on air as they entered the ring, after being complimented pre-match by tag team legends Dick the Bruiser and the Crusher (+5 END!). The Express executed a Double Back Elbow early on and were given a DQ point by the stickler Hamilton. Mulligan used a clipboard tossed to him by Heenan on Ricky Morton, and followed it up with a Punch to the Groin, neither detected by the referee. Lanza executed a Piledriver and The Claw Hold on Robert Gibson but couldn’t end the match. A Jumping Piledriver by Lanza on Gibson did end the bout in the Blackjack’s favor, spoiling the Rock & Roll Express’s debut. 9 min 39 secs.

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Junkyard Dog v Champion Stan Hansen: the champion, returning from injury, was distracted pre-match by Sailor Art Thomas, who happened to be watching ringside (-3 END!!!). JYD tired out the champ on his first move, JYD Headbutts, then followed it up with the same. Hansen kicked out of the pin attempts. Hansen hit the Dog with a Running Lariat, applied a Boston Crab (JYD reached the ropes) and smashed JYD with a Chop Block before the challenger rammed Hansen with another series of JYD Headbutts. This time, the referee counted 1 – 2 – 3!!! The Junkyard Dog is [amazingly!] the new RWF World Heavyweight Champion!!! 3 min 15 secs. Unbelievable!
FrankC - Sep 08, 2015 - 01:03 PM
Post subject: are you kidding me?.......
Great Stuff. JYD beats Stan Hansen for the title. Big News!! JYD was always capable. Adrian Adonis, leather jacket and all, has turned face. I don't know how long this will last but if just for a day it will be a miracle that we never though we would see.
Derek Kraft - Sep 08, 2015 - 06:30 PM
Post subject: Match Day 35 Results
Match Day 35
Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
Referee = Bruno Lauer

Antonio Inoki v Seth Rollins: a rematch from MD 31, when Rollins forced Inoki to submit on a Sleeper hold. Here, Jerry Lawler watched ringside and distracted Rollins (-3 END). Early in the bout, something made Rollins snap and he grabbed a steel chair and whacked both Inoki and the ref. DQ! Afterwards, it was announced that a third bout between these two would take place, but this time in a STEEL CAGE! Look for the first steel cage match in the Federation in the coming weeks.

Magnum TA v Larry Zbyszko w/ Manager Paul Dangerously: The Crusher came to the rescue and prevented Zbyszko’s pre-match assault w/ chair (-7 END!!!). In the second minute, a gang of masked wrestlers (who appeared to be the same guys who attacked Von Erich and Kiniski on MD 32) entered the ring and pummeled both grapplers. Double count-out! 1 min 56 secs

Dick the Bruiser v The Sheik: if I told you that the Sheik would wrestle in the 3d match of the evening but his match would be the first to come to a satisfying resolution, would you believe me? The match got interesting in the 5th minute when Dick tried a Quick Pin Move with a Fist Full of Tights, which the Sheik got out of. The Sheik responded with a Superplex and a Fireball (unseen by Lauer). A Punch to the Groin from the Bruiser caught the referee’s eye though. A 2d Rope Knee Drop exhausted the Syrian. The Sheik then threw the kitchen sink at Dick as the match proceeded as follows: Camel Clutch by Sheik (exhausting Bruiser), Fireball by Sheik, Arabian Facebuster by Sheik, Forearm Smash to Chest by Bruiser, Head Twist by Bruiser, Fireball by Sheik, Bruiser found Sheik’s hidden lighter and flash paper and threw a Fireball of his own (-8 END), and finally a Swinging Neckbreaker by the Sheik that resulted in a pinfall! 10 min 53 secs.

Dean Ambrose v Superstar Billy Graham w/ Manager Adnan Al Kaissey: the action left the ring early. Superstar rammed Ambrose into the ring post then through the announcer’s table. Ambrose then slammed Graham through a Table three straight times. Lauer, content to allow the match to unfold outside of the squared circle, failed to count either wrestler out. Ambrose dominated once they returned to the ring, hitting Superstar with a Running Knee Lift and two Dirty Deeds, getting the pin after the second. 8 min 9 secs. With consecutive losses to Sammartino and Ambrose, Graham is likely to fall outside of the top 10.

Jerry Lawler v Tommy Rich: Rich introduced a new wrestler, Greg Valentine, pre-match. A couple of Small Packages and a Flying Fist Drop put Rich up but he failed to get the pin early on. Both wrestlers brawled into the crowd but because of the no double count-out rule of this particular match, Lauer let the match continue. Eventually they returned to the ring where Rich hit Lawler with another Flying Fist Drop, and this one was good enough to allow Rich to get the 3 count on Lawler. 8 min 11 secs. Rich will get a title shot against United States Champion Ricky Steamboat.

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: British Bulldogs v Road Warriors w/ Manager Paul Ellering: a short but exhilarating match. Hawk started for the Warriors but Animal joined him for a Double Back Drop to start the match. Hawk added a Flying Bodyblock then Animal joined him again for the Doomsday Device and fans of the Bulldogs groaned. Davey Boy was already tired but he was able to kick out then tag out. The Kid came in and they used their own doubleteam move, the Sandwich Clothesline, for which they received a DQ pt from Lauer. The Kid got in a Release German Suplex too before Hawk tagged out. Animal used a foreign object on the Dynamite Kid and again on Davey Boy when he reentered, receiving DQ pts each time. The Bulldogs received their second DQ pt when they executed a pretty Double Face Plant. After a Flying Shoulderblock from the Kid, Ellering tried to interfere, but was caught by an alert Lauer, who called for the bell and DQ’d the Road Warriors. The Bulldogs win the match but the Road Warriors retain the title. 9 min 39 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 09, 2015 - 01:15 PM
Post subject: Match Day 36 Results
Match Day 36
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
Sacramento, CA
Referee = Tim Fuller

The Crusher v Sgt. Slaughter w/ Manager Alfred Hayes: Slaughter returned from injury and got an early pin after Hayes disabled the Crusher by hitting him with his cane. 2 min 6 secs

Jimmy Snuka v Randy Savage: on MD 29 Savage and Mr. Saito attacked Superfly during his pre-match interview, costing him 10 END and likely the match against Roddy Piper. The Macho Man dominated this match early, executing a Quick Pin Move with a Fist Full of Tights (Snuka got his foot on the ropes), a pair of Flying Body Blocks and a Back Body Drop. Snuka got in a Superplex and his own Quick Pin Move (Savage kicked out) but Savage was well ahead. Then Snuka took over, executing the final 9 moves of the match, beginning with a Brain Claw that tired Savage and ending with a Knee Drop and pin. 9 min 52 secs

Pedro Morales v Jesse Ventura: Dick the Bruiser joined Morales for his entrance (+1 END). Morales controlled the match from start to finish. Fuller was inadvertently hit during a whip to the ropes and was replaced by Brad Robinson. Morales had 6 pin/sub attempts to 0 for Ventura, and got the pin at 11 min after a Hip Toss.

Bruno Sammartino v Gene Kiniski: a solid match between a couple of wrestling veterans. Kiniski managed 5 pin/sub attempts to only 2 for Sammartino. A Fireman’s Carry early tired Bruno and a Backbreaker less than 3 minutes later exhausted him. Bruno tired Gene out with Mounted Punches and later exhausted him with a Press Slam. A second Backbreaker by Kiniski allowed him to pin Sammartino at 13 min 21 secs.

Verne Gagne v Nick Bockwinkle: this one had all the excitement of a title bout. The fans were worried early when the action went outside the ring but Robinson was in no hurry to count them out. A Hip Roll in the 6th minute tired Gagne while 3 minutes later a Flying Shoulderblock tired Bockwinkle. Two moves later Bockwinkle exhausted Gagne with a Kick to the Ribs followed by a Piledriver. Gagne kicked out of the pin attempts though. A few minutes later a Blatant Choke, Snap Suplex and Shoulder Block allowed Bockwinkle to pin Gagne. 14 min 12 secs. Bockwinkle has been patiently biding his time for a title shot and certainly made his case for a matchup against JYD with his performance tonight. But will the Commissioner agree?

Junkyard Dog & Dusty Rhodes v Minnesota Wrecking Crew: on MD 31 JYD felt slighted in Dusty’s pre-match interview (-6 END for this match + break up if lose!). Honestly, after he won the World Heavyweight Championship, can you blame JYD for not feeling up for this? An early Double Back Elbow Smash was the highlight for the face tag team. A Double Running Lariat exhausted JYD in the 5th minute but he managed to get his foot on the ropes at the very last second to avoid the pinfall. Ole finished JYD off with a German Suplex, Clothesline, German Suplex sequence. 6 min 35 secs. Dusty and JYD are done as tag team partners. RIP what seemed like a sweet combination.
Derek Kraft - Sep 14, 2015 - 08:39 PM
Post subject: Match Day 37 results
Match Day 37
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA
Referee = Tom Foley

Roddy Piper v Mr. Saito: a grudge dating back to MD 31 when Roddy Piper jumped into the ring with a pineapple, intending to hit but missing Jimmy Snuka and walloping Saito, knocking him out. Here, Saito attempted to use pepper spray on Piper pre-match but the Scot blocked it and used the spray on Saito (-4 END!). On the third move of the match, Saito smashed Piper’s head into a turnbuckle that Saito had secretly placed steel under, all but knocking out the Rowdy One (-15 END!!). A Karate Kick finished off Piper. 2 min 9 secs

Hacksaw Duggan v Don Muraco w/ Manager Saul Creatchman: Dick the Bruiser ended this match before it started, performing a Knee Drop from the top of the gate as Muraco made his entrance. Muraco couldn’t make it to the ring and was counted out.

Kerry Von Erich v Ted Dibiase: a solid match. Dibiase caught Von Erich in a Quick Roll Up Pin early but couldn’t keep his shoulders down. A 2d Rope Knee Drop followed by a Full Nelson tired out Dibiase. The Million Dollar Man battled back with 4 straight 2-point moves, including a Release German Suplex and a Swinging Neckbreaker, tiring out the Texas Tornado. But the Iron Claw exhausted Dibiase and the subsequent Power Slam finished him off. 9 min 43 secs

Otto Wanz v King Kong Bundy w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Stan Hansen joined Bundy in the ring pre-match to intimidate Foley (+5 END to Bundy!). Bundy executed 5 of the first 6 maneuvers, tiring out Otto, then the grapplers went back and forth the rest of the way. Wanz hit KKB with a Big Otto Corner Corner Splash but Bundy got his foot on the ropes. 2 moves later it was a Big Otto Splash and this time Wanz covered him for the 3 count! An upset in this commentator’s book, especially considering the pre-match event. 6 min 22 secs

Midnight Rockers v Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious: this match went back and forth for 25 minutes without a single pin or submission attempt. Marty Jannety tagged in at 21:30, dropkicked Terry Gordy outside the ring then threw him back into the ring. Gordy exhausted Jannety with a Suplex then followed it up with a Hip Toss, getting a pin attempt that Shawn Michaels broke up in the 26th minute. Gordy tagged out and a little later returned to assist Michael Hayes with a Double DDT. Jannety kicked out of the subsequent pin attempt. A Figure 4 was broken up again by Michaels. Jannety was fortunately able to tag out in the 29th minute. No further pin/sub attempts were made and the match ended in a time limit draw at 30 minutes. ENDs at the end were Gordy -2, Hayes -1, Michaels -6 and Jannety -24. The Rockers must feel like they dodged a bullet.

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Champion Ricky Steamboat v Tommy Rich: an excellent title bout. Rich executed the first 5 moves of the match, including 2 Release German Suplexes and a Quick Roll Up Pin but this match wasn’t gonna end that easily or quickly. Steamboat got a pin attempt after a Superplex then hit Rich with a nice Head Scissors Takedown. Rich tired out Ricky with an Atomic Drop. Knife Edge Chops and a Body Slam by Steamboat tired out Rich. Steamboat seemed to have the edge after a Superplex and Sleeper exhausted Rich in the 12th minute. Two minutes later the Dragon executed a pretty Flying Body Press but Rich managed to kick out. Rich then hit Steamboat with a Knee Lift followed by a chair, which Foley failed to detect. The referee counted 1-2-3 on the exhausted Steamboat and Tommy Rich won the match and became the new United States Champion! 14 min 15 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 15, 2015 - 11:08 AM
Post subject: Match Day 38 Results
Match Day 38
Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee, WI
Referee = Dick Wohrle

Tito Santana v Greg Valentine: the Hammer’s debut, against who else but his old rival. Santana caught Valentine in a Boston Crab and Sleeper Hold early but couldn’t get him to submit. In the 6th minute, the match spilled outside the squared circle and Wohrle began his count-out but was stopped by our old friend the Sheik, who hit him with a Fireball! Worhle was done for the evening and was replaced by Jack Pesek. By that time, the action returned to its proper forum. Santana exhausted Valentine with a Forearm Smash and got his first pin attempt but Valentine kicked out. A Dropkick and Figure 4 resulted in the same, kicked out pin attempts. Finally, Santana finished the Hammer off with a Flying Slingshot and the 3 count. 13 min 51 secs. Tito led -4 to -17 END at the time of the pin and had 6 pin/sub attempts to 0 for Greg.

Jumbo Tsuruta v Buddy Rose: Rose berated the hapless ring announcer pre-match (adding 1 pt to his Heat and 3 to his END!). The Playboy executed the first 3 moves, including a Running Clothesline, but the rest of the first half of the match was dominated by Tsuruta. The Japanese superstar got a pin attempt on a Quick Roll Up but Rose kicked out. Tsuruta tired out Rose with s Snap Mare. Rose then was in control most of the second half of the match, tiring out (and tying on END points) Tsuruta with a Body Slam, getting a pin attempt after a Powerbomb (Jumbo kicked out at the very last second!) and exhausting him with an Atomic Drop. Jumbo responded with a Snap Suplex and the final move of the match, a Jumbo Lariat, and pinned the stunned and exhausted Playboy. 13 min 41 secs

Bob Backlund v Terry Funk: a match controlled from beginning to end by Funk! He executed the first 6 moves, including a Quick Roll Up Pin that Backlund kicked out of. Backlund tried his own Quick Roll Up Pin, albeit with a Fist Full of Tights, but Funk got his foot on the ropes. Funk executed his 4th Snap Suplex of the match and got the pinfall on the exhausted Backlund at 10 min 42 secs.

Brock Lesnar v Harley Race: grudge match! On MD 30 Race tried to interfere on Lesnar’s behalf in the latter’s match against Ricky Steamboat, but he ended up slugging Brock rather than Ricky with a souvenir baseball bat. On MD 34 the two met officially, and Race pummeled Lesnar with a Cow Bell during Lesnar’s pre-match interview and, after the bell, received help from Gene Kiniski and Don Muraco who joined Race to gang up on Lesnar. Race was DQ’d. Here, to make a long story short, nothing was decided, as 20 minutes expired without either wrestler having the advantage. Race barely led in END ( -22 to -23) and Lesnar in pin/sub attempts (5 to 4). Rumor has it that a no time limit steel cage bout is in the offing to settle this feud.

Sailor Art Thomas v Stan Hansen: the former World Heavyweight Champion was well on his way to victory, and most likely a rematch against the man who took his title, the Junkyard Dog, when he inexplicably lost it, grabbing a sledgehammer from under the ring and bashing the naval veteran with it! Hansen was DQ’d! 3 min 20 secs. Chief Medical Officer of the Federation Dr. Brenda Buttons proclaimed, after a thorough examination, that Thomas would miss 1 month of action.

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: British Bulldogs v Road Warriors w/ Manager Paul Ellering: a Flying Body Press by the Dynamite Kid opened the match. The 2nd “move” ended it. Nick Bockwinkle entered the ring and DDT’d the Kid, drawing a DQ for the Road Warriors from Pesek. 1 min 12 secs. Bockwinkle and the Warriors proceeded to brutally beat the Bulldogs. It was another busy night for Dr. Buttons, who announced that the Dynamite Kid would need 2 weeks to recover. The Warriors have now defeated the Bulldogs for the title but lost to them twice on DQ. The Bulldogs deserve better.
Derek Kraft - Sep 15, 2015 - 02:53 PM
Post subject: Match Day 39 Results
Match Day 39
Music Hall
Cincinnati, OH
Referee = Larry Lisowski

Adrian Adonis v Iron Sheik: the fans pelted the Iron Sheik during his entrance, hitting him with a bottle (-2 END). And with a Low Blow by Adonis to open, things did not seem to be going well for the Iranian. But he absolutely dominated the match, executing a plethora of moves throughout, including two Sleeper Holds, a Camel Clutch, and seemingly every variation of a Suplex (Stalling, Front and Belly-to-Belly), but failing to get a pin or submission on any of his 6 pin/sub attempts (Adonis had 0). Late in the 12th minute Adonis complained to Lisowski re: the Iron Sheik’s dirty tactics (honestly a single Hit with a Chair was as dirty as the Iron Sheik got). The Iron Sheik pushed Adrian in the referee and the latter DQ’d Adonis! 11 min 54 secs. The Iron Sheik led -1 to -21 in END at the time of DQ.

Magnum TA v Mongolian Stomper: 3 straight 2-point moves opened the match, a Power Slam by the Stomper and a Diving Knee Drop and Release German Suplex by Magnum. A Small Package was applied by Magnum but the Stomper kicked out. The wrestlers proceeded to leave the ring and brawl into the crowd, where they were counted out. 2 min 36 secs

Jack Brisco v Abdullah the Butcher: Brisco controlled this one, with 6 pin/sub attempts to 0 for the Butcher. 2 of them came when Brisco whacked Abdullah with a chair, unseen by Lisowski. A Body Roll Takedown late looked like the end but Abdullah got his foot on the ropes at the last second. 2 moves later a second Body Roll Takedown by Brisco resulted in the 3 count. 12 min 50 secs

Bobo Brazil v Jerry Lawler: a grudge match dating back to MD 33 when Bobo attacked Lawler before his United States title defense against Ricky Steamboat (costing him 4 END pts). Brazil managed 2 moves the entire match. Lawler had unsuccessful pin attempts with a Small Package and 2d Rope Fistdrop (as well as earning a DQ pt for a Fireball). The King finished off Brazil with a Piledriver. 6 min 9 secs

Rock & Roll Express v Ox Baker and Baron Von Raschke: Ox and Baron verbally assaulted the ring announcer pre-match (earning 1 Heat pt and 3 END pts). Ricky Morton and Baker began the match. Morton executed a pretty Springboard Leg Drop then Ox made the next 5 moves, including an Overhead Elbow Smash and Big Elbow Smash, before Morton tagged out. Robert Gibson entered and threw Ox over the top rope. That was the final move executed by the Express, as Ox and Baron combined to pummel Gibson the rest of the way and not allow him to tag out. Baron’s Claw hold exhausted Gibson and the heel managed to pin him immediately after. 9 min 34 secs

STEEL CAGE GRUDGE MATCH: Antonio Inoki v Seth Rollins: the 3rd match between these two and the Federation’s 1st steel cage match! On MD 31 Inoki was ahead but got caught in a Sleeper by Rollins and submitted. On MD 35 Rollins snapped and was DQ’d after whacking both Inoki and the referee with a steel chair. Here, the first 8 minutes went back and forth, with Rollins’ best moments being when he executed a Burning Hammer and when he rammed Inoki’s head into the cage and Inoki’s a Release German Suplex and Big Slap. Inoki had a sequence soon after where he rammed Rollins’ head into the cage, eliciting a cut, gave another Big Slap, then whipped him into the cage, opening up Rollins for a second time. 2 minutes later Inoki again whipped Rollins into the cage and got the match’s 1st pin attempt, albeit an unsuccessful one. Rollins got in a Diving High Knee then a minute later a second one, but couldn’t keep Inoki’s shoulders down for a pin. Inoki then caught Rollins in the lethal Manji-Gatame (Octopus Hold) and pinned him moments later. 14 min 39 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 15, 2015 - 03:23 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 5 + Announcements
Official Rankings # 5
Calculated after MD 39 and confirmed and audited by our friends at Arthur Andersen

(1) World Heavyweight Champion Junkyard Dog (9)
(2) Nick Bockwinkel (2)
(3) Stan Hansen (1)
(4) United States Champion Tommy Rich (NR)
(5) Dusty Rhodes (6)
(6) Ricky Steamboat (3)
(7) Jerry Lawler (7)
(Cool Verne Gagne (5)
(9) Dick the Bruiser (4)
(10) Dean Ambrose (NR)

US Champ. Contenders
(1) Ricky Steamboat (Ch)
(2) Jerry Lawler (1)
(3) Dean Amrose (NR)

In parentheses to the right of the wrestler is his previous ranking. NR is Not Ranked and Ch means he was the Champion. Tag Team rankings are expected to be included soon.

Announcements:

(1) Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair have returned from training and touring in Japan! Both wrestlers look to be in peak condition and from what this commentator has seen from tapes and sparring sessions, both are much-improved wrestlers.

(2) The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) are the newest tag team to enter the Retro Wrestling Federation. In their introductory press conference, they revealed themselves to be the masked men who pummeled Kerry Von Erich and Gene Kiniski in MD 32 and Magnum TA and Larry Zbyszko in MD 35.

(3) Commissioner Buttons himself announced the cards for the next 3 Match Days:

(a) Wrestling nirvana will occur on MD 40, when the Junkyard Dog defends the World Heavyweight Championship against the # 1 contender, Nick Bockwinkel! Tito Santana and Pedro Morales continue their feud against Superstar Billy Graham and Terry Funk. If that is not enough to whet your appetite, both Hogan and Flair will make their return. Hogan will wrestle former World Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen, and Flair will face the American Dream Dusty Rhodes!!

(b) MD 41 features a Steel Cage Grudge match between Brock Lesnar and Handsome Harley Race, a tag team battle between the Minnesota Wrecking Crew and High Flyers, and a second grudge match, albeit sans the cage, between Superfly Snuka and Rowdy Roddy Piper!

(c) Tommy Rich will attempt to become the first US Champion to successfully defend his title when he faces either Jerry Lawler or Ricky Steamboat (the Commissioner has not yet made up his mind who!!) on MD 42! Hacksaw Duggan will meet Superstar Billy Graham. The Hart Foundation will debut against 2 of the men they beat up, Magnum TA and Kerry Von Erich (a natural combination!).

That is all the news for today. Hope you enjoy the matches!
Derek Kraft - Sep 17, 2015 - 12:25 PM
Post subject: Match Day 40 Results
Match Day 40
Silver Stadium
Rochester, NY
Referee = Tom “Rocky” Stone

“Unpredictable Predictability”

Ricky Steamboat v Mr. Saito: the Dragon had 2 pin attempts early with a Quick Roll Up Pin and after a jumping Judo Chop but couldn’t keep Saito down. The heel threw salt in Steamboat’s eyes then executed a Step Over Toe Hold before snapping and pummeling both Ricky and Rocky with a steel chair. DQ for Saito. 6 min 9 secs

Dean Ambrose v Curt Hennig w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: the Upstate NY crowd gave some love to Ambrose upon his entrance (+2 Heat). Hennig was quick out of the gate with a Swinging Knee Lift and Superplex + pin attempt, but Ambrose kicked out. Ambrose caught Hennig in a Quick Pin Move with a Fist Full of Tights but Curt got his foot on the ropes. Hennig tried a Quick Roll Up Pin but Ambrose managed to kick out at the very last second. The use of a foreign object, unseen by the referee, tired out Hennig. 2 moves later, Ambrose got Hennig with a DDT and the pin. 6 min 17 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Ric Flair: the return of Flair! Tom Selleck was at ringside and got involved in the pre-match jawing (+1 Heat to both). Dusty got in a Body Slam to open the match but Flair dominated the rest of the way, hitting the Dream with Flair Chops in the Corner, exhausting him with a Figure 4 Leglock, getting a pin attempt after a 2nd series of Flair Chops, and finishing Rhodes off with a 2nd Figure 4. 6 min 37 secs. Flair was 0-3 before his Japanese hiatus and has clearly come back a different wrestler.

Tito Santana & Pedro Morales v Superstar Billy Graham & Terry Funk: The Kangaroos, a new tag team, appeared ringside pre-match to cheer on Santana/Morales (+1 END). Their presence did not help as Funk caught Morales in a Quick Roll Up Pin on the second move and got the 3 count. Unbelievable! 1 min 3 secs

Hulk Hogan v Stan Hansen: if the pressure was on Hogan to replicate Flair’s triumph, it certainly did not show. Except for a couple of Eye Gouges by Hansen, Hogan dominated the match. Both wrestlers spilled out of the ring early and as Stone began his count-out, Greg Valentine hit him with a cowbell. The match continued with Todd Sinclair as referee. An Atomic Drop set up by a Big Boot resulted in a pin and victory for Hogan. Post-match, Superstar Billy Graham joined Hansen to beat up Hogan. This commentator predicts a Graham/Hogan matchup very soon. Hell hath no fury like Hulk Hogan, brother

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Champion Junkyard Dog v Nick Bockwinkel: Bockwinkel attacked JYD during the latter’s pre-match interview, choking him with his own chain (-6 END)! JYD began the match tired, and proceeded to bed as Bockwinkel caught him in a Sleeper right away. The referee called for the bell and Nick Bockwinkel is the new Retro Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Champion! 36 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 19, 2015 - 11:13 PM
Post subject: Match Day 41 Results
Match Day 41
Providence Civic Center
Providence, RI
Referee = Red Shoes Unno

Jimmy Snuka v Roddy Piper: a rematch from MD 29 when Mr. Saito and Randy Savage attacked Snuka during his pre-match interview (-10 END!). Snuka understandably lost the match. Here, Piper tried to use pepper spray on Snuka as he made his entrance, but Superfly was ready and took it away from Piper and used it himself (-4 END Piper). The actual match started well, with Piper opening with a Suplex and Snuka countering with a Quick Roll Up Pin (Roddy kicked out) and a Flying Body Splash. Terry Funk then entered the ring, swung a branding iron at Snuka, who ducked, and bashed Piper, who was knocked out. Snuka chased Funk from the ring and pinned the unconcscious Piper. 1 min 47 secs

Magnum TA v Terry Funk: Magnum dominated the 1st half of the match, including executing back to back Belly-to-Belly Suplexes, both of which Funk kicked out of at the very last second (for example, on the 2d one, 1-10 on the 20-sided die was a pin, and I rolled an 11). Funk also kicked out of a Small Package. Funk was able to get a sub attempt on an early Boston Crab, but TA reached the ropes. Funk made a comeback in the 2nd half, executing a German Suplex and Hip Toss back to back, and exhausting Magnum with a 2nd German Suplex. Magnum got out of that pin attempt and reached the ropes after Funk hit him with a Piledriver. A Fireman’s Carry resulted in another pin attempt on Funk, which he easily kicked out of. Finally, Magnum hit Funk with a chair, unseen by Unno, and covered him for the pin, which Funk complained was a Quick Count. Excellent match! 12 min 54 secs

Kerry Von Erich v Leon White: Seth Rollins performed a Finishing Curb Stomp on Von Erich on the ramp pre-match. Kerry couldn’t make it to the ring and was counted out! Rollins loves feuds (on MD 39 he lost the Steel Cage match against Inoki, the 3rd match between those two) and it looks like he started another one here!

Wahoo McDaniel v Sgt. Slaugher w/ Manager Alfred Hayes: certainly not a technician’s match, but exciting as hell! Wahoo opened with a Quick Roll Up Pin but Slaughter kicked out. Slaughter responded by bashing McDaniel with a foreign object, which Red Shoes spotted and took away. Former Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen climbed onto the apron soon after and distracted Unno, allowing Slaughter to use a different foreign object on Wahoo, exhausting him (-10 END!). A Boston Crab and Slaughter Bomb resulted in unsuccessful sub/pin attempts. McDaniel fought valiantly, catching and exhausting the veteran in an Indian Sleeper, but Slaughter got to the ropes. A 2nd bash with the foreign object, again unseen, earned Slaughter another pin attempt but Wahoo kicked out. The crowd was screaming for Red Shoes to check Slaughter but apparently he didn’t hear them. McDaniel hit Slaughter with a chair while the referee was distracted, earning huge cheers from the crowd, but Slaughter kicked out of the pin attempt. Slaughter responded by pulling the unseen foreign object from his trunks for a 3rd time, and this time got the pinfall. 8 min 58 secs. 16 of the END pts lost by Wahoo were as a result of Slaughter’s use of foreign objects.

High Flyers v Minnesota Wrecking Crew: the Crew opened with a Forearm Smash Combo, then Greg Gagne responded with 3 straight moves, including an Armdrag and Release German Suplex. The rest of the match was literally all Wrecking Crew. Lars Anderson tagged out and Ole introduced himself with a Gutwrench Suplex. Ole Anderson got a pin attempt with a Piledriver but Gagne got his shoulder up. A second Forearm Smash Combo doubleteam move tired out Gagne. A Double Running Lariat earned another pin attempt but Jim Brunzell raced into the ring and broke it up. A 2nd Gutwrench Suplex and 2nd Double Running Lariat exhausted Gagne and allowed Ole to get the pin. 5 min 38 secs. Gagne was never able to tag Brunzell and was -12 END compared to +5 for Lars and +10 for Ole.

STEEL CAGE GRUDGE MATCH- Brock Lesnar v Harley Race- quick history: (1) on MD 30 Race inadvertently slugged Lesnar with a souvenir baseball bat; (2) on MD 34 Race pummeled Lesnar pre-match with a cowbell then was DQ’d in the match proper when he was joined by 2 others to gang up on Lesnar; and (3) on MD 38 the 2 wrestled to a time-limit draw. No time limit in this one but it didn’t matter as the match was decided quickly when Race got the pin after a Diving Headbutt at 4 min 3 secs.
Derek Kraft - Sep 20, 2015 - 12:17 AM
Post subject: Match Day 42 Results
Match Day 42
Civic Center
Roanoke, VA
Referee = Brian Hebner

Tito Santana v Randy Savage: the Macho Man opened well with the 1st 3 moves, including a Stalling Suplex and Back Body Drop. But Santana made 4 out of the next 5 moves, including his finishing Figure 4 Leglock. And though Savage got out of it, he could not kick out of the subsequent pin attempt. 4 min 3 secs

Tony Atlas v Buddy Rose: on MD 32 Rose joined Savage to intimidate the referee in Savage’s match against Atlas. Mr. USA sought and earned some revenge here, getting the pin at 4 min 7 secs after a DDT.

Pedro Morales v The Sheik: a long excellent match, controlled mostly by Morales, who led in pin/sub attempts 9 to 4. Morales almost got the pin at the opening with a Quick Roll Up but the Sheik kicked out at the very last second. The Sheik then tried the same maneuver, albeit with a Fist Full of tights, but Morales kicked out. Morales tried a Boston Crab and exhausted the Sheik with a Cannon Ball, but couldn’t get the sub or pin. A Cross Body Block almost resulted in a pin but again the Sheik kicked out at the very last moment. The Sheik earned a sub attempt with a Boston Crab but Morales reached the ropes. A second Cross Body Block by Morales resulted in another pin attempt but the Sheik got his foot on the ropes. The Sheik hurt Pedro with a DDT but couldn’t get the pin. A Cannon Ball by Morales looked like the end but again the Sheik got his foot on the ropes. The Sheik then executed 5 out of 6 moves, including a Turnbuckle Ram and finishing Camel Clutch, and looked like he might steal the match, but Morales reached the ropes. Morales then executed in order another Cannon Ball (Sheik kicked out again at the last second), Repeated Punches to Face (Sheik kicked out) and another Boston Crab. This time the slippery Sheik could not escape and was forced to submit at 14 min 55 secs. Tito Santana joined his tag team partner in the ring post-match and the 2 beat down the Sheik.

Hacksaw Duggan v Superstar Billy Graham w/ Manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Curt Hennig appeared ringside and slipped Superstar a roll of quarters in the 2nd minute. Graham immediately slugged Duggan with them (-6 END!). Superstar thought that was so good that he did it again, but this time was caught by Hebner, probably because the roll busted open and the mat was covered with quarters (Superstar earned 1 DQ pt). A Powerbomb set up by a Side Headlock got the early pin for Graham at 3 min 36 secs.

Kerry Von Erich & Magnum TA v the Hart Foundation w/ Manager Jimmy Hart: a dream tag team against the debutante Hart Foundation. Von Erich executed the 1st 5 moves of the match (all 1 pointers) before Jimmy Hart threw salt in his eyes. A finishing Hart Attack tired out Von Erich but he was able to kick out of Jim Neidhart’s pin attempt. Brett Hart then tagged in and executed 4 consecutive moves, exhausting Von Erich, and earning pin attempts after a Pendulum Backbreaker and the use of an unseen foreign object. Von Erich kicked out of the first but not the second, and the Hart Foundation were victorious. 5 min 39 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Ricky Steamboat v Champion Tommy Rich: a rematch of MD 37 when Rich pinned Steamboat and took his title after hitting him with a chair. This match went back and forth and was even on END pts after 10 minutes, though Rich led at that time in pin/sub attempts 4 to 1(Rich had ones with 2 Small Packages, a Boston Crab and a Figure 4, and Steamboat had one with a Boston Crab of his own). Rich’s Boston Crab came the closest to ending the match but Ricky broke the hold just before it looked like he was through. At the 10 minute mark the champion took over, executing the final 4 maneuvers, including a Stalling Suplex that exhausted Steamboat and a Piledriver that finished him off. 11 min 49 secs. Rich is the 1st US Champion to successfully defend his title!
Derek Kraft - Sep 22, 2015 - 12:55 PM
Post subject: Match Day 43 Results
Match Day 43
Bayfront Center Arena
St. Petersburg, FL
Referee = Drake Wuertz

“Who is more out of control?”

Rick Martel v Greg Valentine: the Hammer got in a Neckbreaker early and a Back Elbow Smash, but that was about it as Martel dominated. Martel exhausted Valentine and almost pinned him at the 7 min mark after a Piledriver, but Valentine got his foot on the ropes at the last second. A Boston Crab less than 2 minutes later caused Valentine to submit. 8 min 53 secs. Martel led +3 to -14 in END at the time of the submission.

Otto Wanz v Gene Kiniski: Gene dominated this short match, tiring out Otto with a Backbreaker and following it up with a Fireman’s carry and Stalling Suplex. A second Backbreaker exhausted Big Otto and allowed Kiniski to get the pin. 4 min 30 secs

Dick the Bruiser v Don Muraco w/ Manager Saul Creatchman: Dick slipped and fell during his entrance (-3 END), but he still made quick work of the Magnificent one here, getting the pin on his 1st attempt after a 2nd Rope Knee Drop. Muraco claimed a quick count (1-9, rolled a 9). 5 min 36 secs

Bruno Sammartino v Iron Sheik: this was an interesting match. Bruno came out of the gate hot, executing a pair of Atomic Drops and a Shoulder Block (with Post-Match Event-oh oh). The Sheik then executed 5 moves in a row, including 2 Front Suplexes and a Camel Clutch. Sammartino used his savvy to get out of the Clutch, and 2 ½ minutes later resorted to the same after a 2nd Camel Clutch. A 3rd and final Camel Clutch earned the victory for the Iron Sheik at 8 min 9 secs. Or did it?! The Commissioner reversed the result of the match, saying the Iron Sheik was illegally choking Sammartino with the Camel Clutch and should have been DQ’d by the referee. Needless to say, the Iron Sheik was apoplectic and chased Commissioner Buttons up the ramp and out of the arena. The Commissioner’s helicopter whirled away just as the Iron Sheik was closing in.

Verne Gagne v Larry Zbyszko w/ Manager Paul Dangerously: look for this one on ESPN Classic soon as it was an absolute gem! Wuertz was inadvertently hit in the 1st minute during a whip to the ropes and was replaced by the notoriously face-friendly Connie Marker. In the 4th minute Zbyszko executed a Shoulder Breaker and went for the pin but Verne got his foot on the ropes. Gagne responded with a Small Package but Zbyszko escaped. In the 9th minute Zbyszko had 3 straight pin attempts after 2 more Shoulder Breakers and a series of punches while Dangerously distracted Marker. Verne barely escaped the latter, kicking out of the pin attempt at the very last second. Zbyszko led +1 to -16 END at this point. Gagne then executed the next 4 maneuvers, including a Minnesota Body Slam and a pair of Sleepers, cutting the END deficit to only 4 pts but failing to get a pin or sub (Zbyszko got his foot on the ropes at the last second after the 2nd Sleeper). Zbyszko applied an Abdominal Stretch but Gagne reached the ropes just before it looked like he would submit. A Release German Suplex by Gagne earned another pin attempt but Larry kicked out. Finally, a Blatant Choke by Zbyszko, unseen by Marker, allowed him to get a quick count pin on Gagne. 15 min 7 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Champion Road Warriors w/ Manager Paul Ellering v Minnesota Wrecking Crew: Lars Anderson got caught with a foreign object early on by Marker and earned a DQ pt. He got a pin attempt after a DDT but Hawk kicked out. Ole tagged in and the Crew executed a Forearm Smash Combo. Ole followed it up by bashing Hawk with a chair, for which he earned a DQ pt. Animal tagged in and executed a sweet Gorilla Press Slam. Ole tagged out. Lars executed a Shoulder Breaker then earned his 2nd DQ pt and the team’s 3rd for a Thumb to the Throat. Lars caught Animal in a Quick Roll Up Pin but Animal kicked out. Animal then blocked Lars’s use of a foreign object and used it himself. Marker DQ’d the Road Warriors! 8 min 9 secs. Not that they were to blame for this one, but this is the 3rd straight match in which the Warriors retained their belts despite or maybe because they were DQ’d. To this commentator, that is unacceptable and unbefitting champions!
Derek Kraft - Sep 28, 2015 - 12:42 PM
Post subject: Match Day 44 Results
Match Day 44
Reunion Arena
Dallas, TX
Referee = Johnny Shorn

“An eye for an eye, a cane for a cane”

Antonio Inoki v Jesse Ventura: the Body talked trash to the ringside fans as he entered the ring, but stumbled as he made his way through the ropes, eliciting plenty of laughs. Inoki both dominated the match and continued the theme of making the crowd laugh, twice executing Enzuigiri (chop to the back of the head) as well as hitting Ventura with a Big Slap. Inoki caught Jesse in consecutive Boston Crabs, the 1st of which he broke just in time. The 2nd forced him to submit. 5 min 42 secs

Jack Brisco v Mongolian Stomper: the Stomper was joined by Gene Kiniski pre-match and the two intimidated Shorn (+5 END). Nevertheless, Brisco executed a perfect Bridging German Suplex and got the quick count pin at 1 min 41 secs.

King Kong Brody v King Kong Bundy w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: the battle of King Kongs! Bundy set the tone by smashing Brody with a chair. Brody executed a couple of Elbow Smashes to the Throat, bit Bundy’s forehead and even managed a legitimate maneuver, a Flying Legdrop. He got 3 pin attempts, after a Quick Roll Up Pin, a DDT and a Quick Roll Up Pin with a Fist Full of Tights, but couldn’t keep Bundy pinned. An In-Match Event decided the match, as Brody discovered Bundy’s foreign object ( a horseshoe), KO’d Bundy, and got the easy pin. 5 min 49 secs

Crusher v Sgt. Slaughter w/ Manager Alfred Hayes: on MD36 Slaughter pinned Crusher after Hayes disabled him with his cane just over 2 minutes into the match. Crusher would not be denied here, opening with a DDT (Slaughter kicked out of the pin) and Sleeper (Slaughter reached ropes). He followed that up by grabbing Hayes’s cane and walloping the veteran, knocking him out, and covering for the 3-count. 1 min 39 secs

The Kangaroos v Original Midnight Express: a long, excellent, back-and-forth match with 7 pin/sub attempts for each tag team. In the 7th minute, Harley Race entered the ring brandishing a tire iron. He attempted to bash Don Kent but inadvertently hit Randy Rose (-15 END!!!). In the 25th minute Kent and Al Costello executed the Boomerang but Rose managed to kick out at the very last second. Kent followed it up with a Sleeper but Rose broke the hold just in the nick of time (rolled within the SUB range but also rolled a 6 which meant he broke hold). Rose tagged out immediately after and he and Dennis Condrey dominated the rest of the way, executing in order a Doubleteam Face Slam, a Diving Leg Takedown and a Rocket Launcher to get the pin. 27 min 18 secs. The Express got the win, but at a cost as Dr. Brenda Buttons revealed that her post-match examination of Rose revealed an injury, caused by the tire iron, that would take 1 month to heal. Also, Don Muraco entered the ring post-match and joined in a beating of the fallen Kangaroos.

Junkyard Dog v Ric Flair: the former Heavyweight Champion against the up-and-coming Flair. The Nature Boy showed both his technical side, with maneuvers such as the Snap Mare and Neckbreaker, and his dirty side, twice using a foreign object (belt buckle). The 1st pin attempt came after a Figure 4 Leglock, in which an exhausted JYD managed to get his foot on the ropes just before the 3 count. Flair followed it up by punching JYD with the belt buckle for the 2nd time, unseen by the referee, but JYD kicked out of the subsequent pin attempt at the last second. JYD managed to get the object from Flair and used it himself (-8 END!). JYD then executed 3 Clotheslines and a Backbreaker but couldn’t manage a pin attempt. A 2nd Figure 4 Leglock by the Nature Boy allowed him to get the pin at 9 min 41 secs. Flair led -4 to -18 in END at the time of the pin. Perhaps upset by Flair’s cheating, JYD jumped Flair as he was posing for the fans post-match and beat him senseless (-2 Heat for JYD).
Derek Kraft - Sep 28, 2015 - 01:51 PM
Post subject: Match Day 45 Results
Match Day 45
Oklahoma City Music Hall
Oklahoma City, OK
Referee = Ralph Hamilton

Billy Robinson v Mr. Saito: Robinson’s 1st match since MD 33 (on MD 34 he was injured when he tried to rescue Brock Lesnar from a Don Muraco/Gene Kiniski/Harley Race beatdown). Here, Robinson executed in order 2 Abdominal Stretches, Body Scissors, a Backbreaker and a Boston Crab, for which he got Saito’s submission. 2 min 33 secs

Jumbo Tsuruta v Leon White: Tsuruta’s pre-match interview was interrupted by the Iron Sheik promoting his own upcoming Steel Cage grudge match against Bruno Sammartino. A solid match in which each grappler got some licks in. Jumbo tired out White with a German Suplex and Jumbo Lariat then got the 1st pin/sub attempt with an Abdominal Stretch (White reached the ropes). 3 minutes later Tsuruta applied a Boston Crab but White broke the hold. Leon responded with his finisher, the Big Splash, but Jumbo got his foot on the ropes. Tsuruta applied a 2nd Abdominal Stretch and a Figure 4 Leglock but couldn’t get White to give in. A Body Slam by White exhausted Tsuruta and appeared to catch him by surprise, and Hamilton quickly counted to 3 for the pin (pin 1-7, rolled 7). 11 min 30 secs. White was down -13 to -8 END at the time of the pin.

Kerry Von Erich v Seth Rollins: on MD 41 Rollins KO’d Von Erich with a Curb Stomp on the entrance ramp before the latter’s match with Leon White (Von Erich never made it to the ring). This match may not have settled the score but no fan was asking for his money back. The match was back and forth, with 5 pin/sub attempts for Kerry and 4 for Seth. Beginning in the 4th minute, Von Erich executed 8 out of the next 9 moves, including hitting Rollins with a chair THREE TIMES, rolling him up in a Small Package (kick out), twice hitting him with a Short-Arm Clothesline and applying the Iron Claw (Rollins escaped). A 2nd Rope Kneedrop exhausted Rollins and gave Von Erich a 2nd pin attempt but Rollins kicked out again. Seth turned the tide and exhausted Von Erich with a Single Underhook DDT, a Curb Stomp, and a Diving Splash, all of which Von Erich kicked out of. A Body Slam followed up by a 2nd Iron Claw looked like the end but Rollins reached the ropes. He then caught Von Erich in a Sleeper and when the latter could not break free Hamilton called for the bell and ruled the match a submission victory for Rollins. 14 mins

Magnum TA v Jerry Lawler: Magnum slipped and fell during his entrance (-3 END). In the 4th minute Greg Valentine entered the ring, botched his interference, and clocked Lawler with a chair (-10 END). After chasing the Hammer from the ring, Magnum covered an exhausted King for an easy pin. 3 min 29 secs

Midnight Rockers v Ox & Baron: the Rockers opened the match with the 1st 5 maneuvers, a Double Team Suplex, Shawn Michaels’s Flying Elbow and Flying Body Press, a Double Drop Kick and a single Dropkick by Michaels. A very tired Ox Baker was fortunate to tag out but a Rocker Dropper allowed the faces to get the 1st pin attempt (Baron Von Rashke got his shoulder up). The Baron responded with a Boot to the Face, which dazed Marty Jannetty, but he kicked out of the pin attempt at the very last second. The next 10 minutes went back and forth, with the best moments being a Powerbomb by the Baron, a Double back Body Drop by the Rockers and a Superplex by Michaels. Neither side could get the pin though. During this period the Baron earned 2 DQ pts for hitting Jannetty with a chair and for a Doubleteam Back Rake. Those infractions would come back to haunt Ox & Baron as the latter went one time too many to the well, bashing Jannetty again with a chair in the 22nd minute, earning the DQ from the stickler Hamilton. 21 min 24 secs.

Hulk Hogan v Big John Studd w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: in a match lasting 10 min 35 secs, Studd managed a grand total of 3 maneuvers. Hogan had unsuccessful pin/sub attempts with a Quick Roll Up Pin with a Fist Full of Tights, 3 Bear Hugs, a Stalling Suplex and a Powerbomb. The devious Heenan then earned his keep by using an unseen object to disable Hogan, allowing Studd to cover him for the pin! Hulk led +5 to -17 in END at the time of the pin and was totally dominating the match. Hogan was furious after the bout but Studd and Heenan got out of dodge and back to the dressing room in a hurry.
Derek Kraft - Sep 28, 2015 - 02:31 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 6 + Announcements
Official Rankings # 6
Calculated after MD 45 and confirmed by the scrupulous Arthur Andersen

(1) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel (2)
(2) United State Champion Tommy Rich (4)
(3) Dick the Bruiser (9)
(4) Dean Ambrose (10)
(5) Antonio Inoki (NR)
(6) Dusty Rhodes (5)
(7) Junkyard Dog (1)
(Cool Stan Hansen (3)
(9) Ricky Steamboat (6)
(10) Jack Brisco (NR)

US Champ Contenders:
(1) Dean Ambrose (3)
(2) Ricky Steamboat (1)
(3) Jack Brisco (NR)
(4) Gene Kiniski (NR)
(5) Jimmy Snuka (NR)
(6) Jerry Lawler (2)
(7) Rick Martel (NR)

Tag Teams
(1) World Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors
(2) British Bulldogs
(3) Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(4) Original Midnight Express

In parentheses to the right of the wrestler is his previous ranking. NR is Not Ranked.

Other Notes: for Official Rankings # 5 there were only 3 US Champ Contenders listed. Official Rankings # 6 is the inaugural rankings for tag teams.
There was a lot of movement in the rankings as many of the top 10 wrestlers from Official Rankings # 5 lost. Dusty Rhodes only dropped 1 slot despite losing to Ric Flair (who also beat another top 10 wrestler JYD, so expect to see him ranked soon if he keeps winning) because 2 wrestlers above him and 3 wrestlers below him all lost.

Announcements:
(1) Ken Patera, John Cena and the British Bulldogs have all returned from injury.

(2) Commissioner Buttons has completely ensconced his RWF office desk with cardboard, including a cut-out door.

(3) The Federation announced the cards for the next 3 Match Days.

(a) MD 46 features a double main event, with the British Bulldogs battling the Minnesota Wrecking Crew for the right to face the World Tag Team Champion Road Warriors, and Dick the Bruiser challenging Nick Bockwinkel for the World Heavyweight Championship.

(b) Wrestling fans will love MD 47, when 2 US Championship contenders meet, Jimmy Snuka and Gene Kiniski, Bret Hart makes his singles debut against Tony Atlas, the American Dream Dusty Rhodes faces Handsome Harley Race in a match specifically designed for the ladies, and Bruno Sammartino meets the Iron Sheik in a Steel Cage Grudge match.

(c) John Cena returns on MD 48 to face Brock Lesnar. Adrian Adonis will wrestle his former tag team partner, Jesse Ventura. And the Rock & Roll Express will battle the Freebirds. And that is just the tip of the iceberg! Antonio Inoki v Ric Flair!!! A victory for the latter moves him into the top 10 while an Inoki win would certainly push him very close to the top of the rankings. Finally, the US Championship is at stake as Champion Tommy Rich defends against Jack Brisco.

That is all the wrestling news for now. Think of baseball and not these upcoming matches if you are trying to delay anything, as MDs 46-48 will do nothing to dull your excitement!
Derek Kraft - Oct 05, 2015 - 01:21 PM
Post subject: Match Day 46 Results
Match Day 46
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Morrison, CO
Referee = Tom Hamilton

Ricky Steamboat v Randy Savage: the bout was even after 4 min 30 secs but then the Dragon Body Slammed Savage and pinned him after a finishing Flying Body Press (the 1st pin/sub attempt of the match). 5 min 33 secs. Another disappointing loss for the Macho Man.

Hacksaw Duggan v Curt Hennig w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: on MD 42 Hennig was ringside for the Duggan/Billy Graham match when he passed Superstar a roll of quarters, which he used twice. Here, Mr. Saito and Gene Kiniski jumped the unpopular [at least with the heels] Hacksaw pre-match. Duggan was able to fight them off (Duggan and an unnamed partner will face Saito and Kiniski in a tag team bout on MD 50). In the actual bout, Hennig snapped early and battered Duggan with a steel chair, also nailing Hamilton, earning the immediate DQ at 1 min 41 secs.

Dean Ambrose v Larry Zbyszko w/ Manager Paul Dangerously: this match got crazy at the outset! Dangerously tossed a phone to his client and Zbyszko used it to smash Ambrose on the side of the face (-4 END). Ambrose responded with a Superplex and Piledriver. Zbyszko knocked out the referee and applied a series of illegal maneuvers before Hamilton recovered (-10 END!!!). Dangerously tossed the phone again but Ambrose intercepted it and used it on Zbyszko (-4 END). Ambrose evened the match up with a 2nd Superplex but Zbyszko dominated the rest of the way, finishing the 4th ranked Ambrose off with a Boston Crab. 8 min 11 secs. Zbyszko has beaten Verne Gagne and now Ambrose in his last 2 matches.

Bob Backlund v Stan Hansen: an excellent back and forth match. Hansen opened with a Quick Roll Up Pin but Backlund got his foot on the ropes. Hansen hit Backlund twice with a Branding Iron early on (earning 1 DQ pt). Backlund responded with an Atomic Drop and German Suplex. Hansen came close to getting a submission in the 8th minute with a Boston Crab but Backlund reached the ropes at the last second. A subsequent Punch to the Groin earned a 2nd DQ pt for Hansen. Backlund got a pin attempt after a Rolling Bridge but couldn’t keep Hansen’s shoulders on the mat. Backlund caught the Bad Man from Borger in a Sleeper but he reached the ropes. The subsequent Release Suplex was devastating though, and Backlund got the pin on the former World Heavyweight Champion, who is drifting further and further away from his glory days. 11 min 55 secs

British Bulldogs v Minnesota Wrecking Crew: winner gets another title shot against the Road Warriors! The sole pin/sub attempt came at the 5 min mark, when Ole Anderson made a Quick Pin Move with a fist full of Davey Boy Smith’s tights, but Smith kicked out at the very last second (1-7 pin, rolled Cool. The Bulldogs dominated the rest of the way and were in fact ahead a combined +14 to -3 END when the Kid complained to Hamilton about the Crew’s dirty tactics, Lars Anderson pushed the Kid into Hamilton, and Hamilton DQ’d the Bulldogs! 10 min 6 secs. A Warriors/Crew rematch is set!

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Dick the Bruiser v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: the Bruiser was attacked pre-match by a new wrestler, Tully Blanchard (-6 END!), tiring out Dick before the match even started! The champ dominated the match, with 8 pin/sub attempts to 0 for the challenger. Bockwinkel got the pin at 8 min 27 secs with a finishing Piledriver.
Derek Kraft - Oct 06, 2015 - 01:24 PM
Post subject: Match Day 47 Results
Match Day 47
Long Beach Arena
Long Beach, CA
Referee = Bruno Lauer

Tony Atlas v Bret Hart w/ Manager Gary Hart: a dominant debut (as a singles wrestler) for Bret, who led +2 to -16 in END at the time of the pin after a Snap Suplex. Hart also had pin/sub attempts after 2 Boston Crabs and a Piledriver. 12 min 12 secs

Rick Martel v Ken Patera w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Martel blocked a pre-match sneak attack by Patera (+3 END) then proceeded to execute the 1st 6 moves, including consecutive Airplane Spins. The discombobulated Olympian was given a chance to recover when Mr. Saito entered the squared circle and DDT’d Martel. While Lauer called for the DQ and bell, Saito and Patera brutally beat Martel. Dr. Brenda Buttons was on hand to thoroughly examine Martel and said that she would provide around-the-clock care and that she and her nurses would have him back in the ring within a couple of weeks. 3 min 36 secs

Jimmy Snuka v Gene Kiniski: a true classic! This even battle featured 12 pin/sub attempts (7 for Snuka). Superfly had the 1st 2 after 2 early Superplexes. Kiniski had 2 pin attempts after Backbreakers, and another after exhausting Snuka with a Fireman’s Carry. Superfly had another pin attempt and exhausted Kiniski less than 2 minutes later with a Diving Headbutt. Kiniski’s Canadian Press and 3rd Backbreaker still weren’t enough to pin Snuka. The subsequent pin attempt after a Snuka Brain Claw looked good but Kiniski kicked out at the very last second (1-8, rolled 9). Snuka evened the match on END at -17 at the 15 minute mark with another Diving Headbutt, then executed the final 2 moves of the match, a Sleeper and a 3rd Diving Headbutt, which resulted in a pinfall. 16 min 14 secs. If everything shakes out in his favor over the next week, Snuka could find himself in the top 10 and as the top contender for the US belt.

Dusty Rhodes v Harley Race: Race executed the opening 4 moves, including Mounted Punches and an Elbow Smash. But as Dusty was complaining to Lauer, Race hit him from behind, knocking the Dream into Lauer, who proceeded to DQ Dusty. 2 min 30 secs. A rematch is predicted between these 2 veterans.

Pedro Morales & Tito Santana v The Butchers: a grudge match dating back to MD 42 when Santana joined his partner in a post-match beatdown of the Sheik. The Butchers dominated a short match here, never allowing Morales to tag in. The Sheik almost pinned Santana after using a hidden foreign object, but Tito got his foot on the ropes at the last possible second. A subsequent Turnbuckle Ram was enough though, as Morales was met by Abdullah and an exhausted Santana succumbed to the pinfall. 5 min 7 secs. Something about payback…

STEEL CAGE GRUDGE MATCH: Bruno Sammartino v Iron Sheik: we all remember MD 42 when the Iron Sheik seemingly defeated Sammartino with a Camel Clutch only to see Commissioner Buttons reverse the result, saying the Iranian was choking Bruno and should have been DQ’d. But you may not recall that in the very 1st match of the RWF, Sammartino was DQ’d after grabbing and using the Iron Sheik’s foreign object. So the bad blood between these 2 goes way back. The Iron Sheik dominated the opening minutes, bloodying Sammartino when he whipped him into the cage multiple times. The 1st pin attempt came in the 9th minute after a Stalling Suplex, but an exhausted Sammartino got his shoulder off the mat. 2 moves later Sammartino applied a Bear Hug but a tired Iron Sheik broke the hold. Sammartino then fought off consecutive Camel Clutches. A Kick to the Throat resulted in another pin attempt but Bruno kicked out. Finally, the Iron Sheik rammed Sammartino’s head into the cage and got the 3 count from Lauer. Post-match, the Mongolian Stomper and Stan Hansen joined the Iron Sheik in the cage and announced that they had agreed to form a gang! 12 min 51 secs
Derek Kraft - Oct 10, 2015 - 08:05 PM
Post subject: Match Day 48 Results
Match Day 48
Greek Theatre, University of California
Berkeley, CA
Referee = Tim Fuller

Adrian Adonis v Jesse Ventura: the 1st time in the ring together for these 2 since Adonis turned face and broke up the East-West Connection on MD 34. Ric Flair and Seth Rollins showed what they thought of Adonis’s turn during his interview when they double-teamed him (-10 END!!!). It took less than 3 minutes of match time for Ventura to exhaust Adonis thanks to an Inverted Body Vice (Adonis kicked out). The Body followed it up with a Boston Crab but Adonis reached the ropes. 2 minutes later Adrian slammed his former tag team partner through the announcer’s table (-8 END!!!). Adonis exhausted Ventura with a Sleeper then applied it again only to have Ventura break the hold just in the nick of time (1-7 Sub, rolled 6, but also 6 on 6-sided die). Ventura had pin attempts after a Powerbomb and Knee to the Back, and Adonis after a Low Blow, but neither could get the pin. Finally, Ventura executed consecutive Piledrivers and got the 3 count from Fuller. 10 min 37 secs. An examination from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brenda Buttons revealed that Ventura hurt his shoulder (probably from being slammed through the table) and would need 3 weeks to recover.

John Cena v Brock Lesnar: a quick match featuring 5 2+ point moves from Lesnar and only 1 from Cena. Lesnar got the pin after a finishing F-5. 6 min 6 secs

King Kong Brody v Superstar Billy Graham w/ Manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Brody offered a pre-match handshake and Graham replied with a Piledriver (-5 END!!!). The match ended quickly after a Superstar Bear Hug, when he got the pin. 2 min 39 secs

Antonio Inoki v Ric Flair: great anticipation for this match and it did not disappoint, so long as you weren’t cheering for anyone in particular. The match went 20 minutes and ended in a time limit draw. Flair led -17 to -30 END at the 20 minute mark. He also had 7 pin/sub attempts to 5 for Inoki. At the 11 minute mark the Nature Boy almost got the pin after a Piledriver but Inoki kicked out at the very last second (1-4, rolled 5). In the 14th minute the match was tied at -9 END. Flair then went up with 2 Figure 4 Leglocks and another Piledriver but couldn’t get the pin. Inoki then got 3 straight pin attempts with a Diving Knee Drop, a Hit w/ a Chair, and an Enzuigiri (kick to the back of the head) but Flair wouldn’t stay down. Flair applied another Figure 4 (Inoki reached ropes) and a Sleeper but the time limit expired. Great match without a resolution.

Rock & Roll Express v Fabulous Freebirds w/ Valet Precious: Ricky Morton caught Michael Hayes in an early Quick Roll Up Pin and Terry Gordy in a Boston Crab but could coax neither the pin nor the submission. The Freebirds executed consecutive Doubleteam Moves (Forearm Smash Combo, Atomic Drop/Reverse Atomic Drop Combo) to tire out Morton. The Freebirds repeated the Atomic Drop Doubleteam move when Gordy tagged out. Hayes then dominated the rest of the way. Robert Gibson was exhausted after back to back Fabulous Freebird Spike Piledrivers, but somehow avoided the pin. He kicked out 2 more times after a Slingshot Suplex and Running Knee Smash. Morton tagged in only to be met with a Double DDT and pin. 11 min 21 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Jack Brisco v Champion Tommy Rich: Brisco opened with a 2 pt Hip Toss then the pair took it into the crowd and were counted out by Fuller. 1 min 3 secs. Rich retained the belt but earned no new fans after this quick and disappointing finish.
Derek Kraft - Oct 10, 2015 - 11:15 PM
Post subject: Match Day 49 Results
Match Day 49
Cumberland County Civic Center
Portland, ME
Referee = Brad Robinson

Bobo Brazil v Ted Dibiase: Brazil controlled this one from beginning to end, earning an early pin attempt with a Powerbomb (Dibiase kicked out) and pinning the Million Dollar Man after a finishing Piledriver at 7 min 17 secs. At the time of the pin Brazil led +4 to -7 in END.

Pedro Morales v Abdullah the Butcher: on MD 42 Morales defeated the Sheik and participated with tag team partner Tito Santana in a post-match beatdown of the heel. On MD 47 the Sheik got revenge as he and Abdullah dominated and pinned Santana in a tag team bout. Here, Morales dominated in a short match. Robinson was in the act of counting out the grapplers when John Studd disabled him with a foreign object. Referee Tom Foley took over. Morales had pin attempts with a Small Package and Cannon Ball but couldn’t keep Abdullah’s shoulders down. A Release German Suplex exhausted the Butcher and allowed Morales to get the pin. 7 min 15 secs

Wahoo McDaniel v Sgt. Slaughter w/ Manager Alfred Hayes: the 2nd grudge match of the evening, this one dating back to MD 41 when Slaughter pinned McDaniel after pulling out and using an unidentified foreign object for the 3rd time in the match. Here, more craziness as Foley was inadvertently KO’d during a Superplex. Replacement of the replacement referee Dick Wohrle rushed in and reached a 20-count. Double count-out! 2 min 19 secs

Jerry Lawler v Greg Valentine: Lawler was walking on air after being given a big kiss by Loni Anderson at ringside pre-match (+1 Heat, +5 END). That seemed to have won the crowd over and the King seemed to appreciate the cheers. Lawler’s face turn continues. The Hammer earned the 1st pin attempt of the match at the 5 min mark with a Piledriver but Lawler got his shoulder up. Lawler caught Valentine in a small package but the latter kicked out. 2 minutes later a Fireball exhausted Valentine and the subsequent Atomic Drop allowed Lawler to get the 3 count from Wohrle. 8 min 11 secs

Hulk Hogan v John Studd w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: wrestling fans will remember with disgust MD 45 when Hogan absolutely dominated Studd only to have the devious Heenan use an unseen foreign object to disable the Hulkster and allow his client to get the pin. Like last time, Hogan controlled the match, tiring and later exhausting Big John with Suplexes . The Hogan Leg Drop in the 9th minute almost finished Studd off and the Atomic Drop 2 moves later did. Pin for Hogan at 9 min 17 secs. Younger fans are especially enjoying the charismatic and much improved Hogan. A nascent Hulkamania is appearing in the Federation.

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP NO DQ bout: Champion Road Warriors w/ Manager Paul Ellering v the Minnesota Wrecking Crew: the Warriors have retained their belts 3 matches in a row by being disqualified (twice against the British Bulldogs and once against this Crew). Bret Hart appeared at ringside early and grabbed Animal, but Lars Anderson missed the Warrior and slammed Hart instead. In the 9th minute Ellering bashed Ole Anderson with a steel chair when the latter got whipped to the ropes. A good sequence by Ole began at the 14:30 mark when he executed a Bridging German Suplex, earning the 1st pin attempt of the match (Animal got his shoulder off the mat). Ole followed it up with a Gutwrench Suplex and Bear Hug, earning a 2nd pin attempt, which Hawk broke up. The match went back and forth for about 8 minutes until Ellering for a 2nd time bashed a member of the Crew with a steel chair after being thrown to the ropes, this time Lars. The Warriors followed it up with their finishing Doomsday Device, exhausting Lars, but Ole broke up the pin attempt. A 2nd Doomsday Device in the 26th minute earned another pin attempt but Ole squirmed out. Lars tagged in and caught Hawk in a Bear Hug but the latter broke out of the hold and subsequent pin attempt. The Warriors executed a 3rd and final Doomsday Device at 29:30 but Ole broke up the pin attempt. Soon after the 30 minute time limit was reached and Wohrle called for the bell. Time limit draw!
Derek Kraft - Oct 17, 2015 - 07:56 PM
Post subject: Match Day 50 Results
Match Day 50
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA
Referee = Jack Pesek

Bob Backlund v Seth Rollins: Greg Valentine entered the ring in the 2nd minute, apparently turned face, and clocked Rollins (-6 END!!!). Less than 2 minutes later Rollins rolled up Backlund in a Small Package and almost got the pin but Backlund kicked out at the last second. Stan Hanson then entered the ring and DDTd Backlund, causing Pesek to call for the bell and DQ. 3 min 40 secs. Hanson and Rollins brutally beat Backlund. Dr. Brenda Buttons’ examination revealed a 2 week injury.

Tito Santana v Terry Funk: Funk hit Santana with a Low Blow (-5 END) and with a foreign object, but a pair of Suplexes, an Elbow Smash, and finally a Superplex allowed Santana to get the pin. 4 min 36 secs

The Crusher v the Sheik: the Sheik caught Crusher in a Sleeper on the 1st move of the match, and when the latter started to pass out Pesek called for the bell (1-3 SUB, rolled 1). Submission victory for the Sheik at 33 secs.

Magnum TA v Larry Zbyszko: a grudge match (on MD 35 Zbyszko tried to attack Magnum pre-match but the Crusher prevented it. A gang of masked wrestlers, who later we found ot to be the Hart Foundation, battered both early in the match and there was a double count-out). This rematch was yet another quick match on this night, ending on a Quick Roll-Up Pin by Magnum at 49 secs!

Jimmy Snuka v Bret Hart w/ Manager Gary Hart: a marathon compared to the rest of the bill in Philadelphia. Snuka executed 7 of the 1st 9 maneuvers, all of them 2+ pts for Superfly, including an opening Superplex, a Flying Body Splash and a Top Rope Body Press. Gary Hart threw brass knuckles into the ring but Snuka got to them 1st and used them (-10 END!!!). An exhausted Hart kicked out of the subsequent pin attempt and managed to get out of the follow up Brain Claw. Hart fought back and managed 6 straight moves, including a DDT, but couldn’t turn the tide here. Snuka had 4 more pin/sub attempts and finally forced the resilient Hart to submit with a Brain Claw. 14 min 56 secs. Snuka led -5 to -35 END at the time of submission.

Hacksaw Duggan & Roddy Piper v Mr. Saito & Kiniski: another grudge match (see MDs 31, 37, 46) that we will detail next time, since this one ended so quickly and without resolution. Duggan executed a Stalling Suplex and bashed Saito’s head into the turnbuckle until the grapplers took it outside the ring and brawled into the corners of the arena. Double count-out at 1 min 53 secs.
Derek Kraft - Oct 18, 2015 - 08:57 PM
Post subject: MD 51 Results
Match Day 51
Miami Arena
Miami, FL
Referee = Larry Lisowski

Billy Robinson v Randy Savage: the Macho Man controlled this one, rolling Robinson up in a Small Package early (Robinson kicked out), executing a Flying Elbow in the 4th minute (Robinson got his shoulder up) and finishing him off with a 2nd Flying Elbow at 7 min 9 secs.

Verne Gagne v Buddy Rose: Gagne warned Lisowski about Rose’s history of dirty tactics. Rose took offense and pushed Gagne into the referee, who DQ’d Gagne! 33 secs

Junkyard Dog v Leon White: a series of JYD Headbutts early allowed JYD to get a pin attempt (White kicked out) but a 2nd series a few minutes later were too much for the rotund White and JYD got the pin. 5 min 14 secs

Ricky Steamboat v Don Muraco w/ Manager Saul Creatchman: Steamboat took the ring announcer’s mic pre-match and taunted his opponent. The Dragon dominated the match, with 7 pin/sub attempts to 0 for the Magnificent Muraco. Steamboat got pin attempts twice after Jumping Judo Chops, 3 times after Arm Drags, and once after a Top Rope Body Press. But it was a Boston Crab that finished the match, with Muraco submitting at 13 mins.

High Flyers v Iron Sheik & Mongolian Stomper w/ Ally Stan Hansen: Otto Wanz was ringside pre-match and distracted the Stomper (-3 END). Highlights included a Doubleteam Double Back Drop by the Flyers and a Superplex by Jim Brunzell. Lowlights were a Blatant Low Blow by the Iron Sheik and and Hansen twice tossing his bullwhip into the ring-though both times the Flyers intercepted and used it! Double Flying Dropkicks allowed Gagne to pin the Stomper at 8 min 45 secs.

Dusty Rhodes v Harley Race: these 2 faced each other on MD 47, when Race pushed Rhodes into the referee and the referee DQ'd Rhodes. Race controlled the opening minutes of this match, catching Rhodes in a Quick Roll Up Pin (Dusty kicked out at the last second). Rhodes then executed 4 moves in a row, including a Figure 4 (Race reached the ropes) and a Roll Up Pin of his own (Race got his shoulder up). When the match went outside the ropes, Race slammed Rhodes through a table. Upon returning to the appropriate confines, Harley executed an Eye Gouge and Punch to the Groin, exhausting Rhodes. Race got a 2nd pin attempt after Mounted Punches but Rhodes squirmed out. A 2nd Rope Knee Drop looked like the end for the American Dream but he kicked out at the very last second (1-7 pin, rolled Cool. A follow-up Piledriver allowed Race to cover anew, but Dusty got his foot on the ropes just before Lisowski completed the 3 count (1-7 pin, rolled 2, but also a 6 w/ the six-sided die). Whether it was desperation from Dusty or frustration from Harley, the combatants left the ring and brawled into the crowd, being counted out by Lisowski at 10 min 16 secs. Race led in END at the time + 2 to -14. A 2nd rematch is expected.
Derek Kraft - Oct 20, 2015 - 11:15 AM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 7
Official Rankings # 7
Calculated after MD 51 and confirmed by our trustworthy friends, Arthur Andersen

Singles
(1) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel (1)
(2) United States Champion Tommy Rich (2)
(3) Jimmy Snuka (NR)
(4) Junkyard Dog (7)
(5) Ricky Steamboat (9)
(6) Dick the Bruiser (3)
(7) Antonio Inoki (5)
(Cool Jack Brisco (10)
(9) Superstar Billy Graham (NR)
(10) Dusty Rhodes (6)

US Champ Contenders
(1) Ricky Steamboat (2)
(2) Jack Brisco (3)
(3) Jerry Lawler (6)
(4) Dean Ambrose (1)
(5) Magnum TA (NR)
(6) Pedro Morales (NR)
(7) Rick Martel (7)

Tag Teams
(1) World Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors
(2) Minnesota Wrecking Crew (3)
(3) British Bulldogs (2)
(4) Original Midnight Express (4)

In parentheses to the right of the wrestler is his previous ranking. NR is Not Ranked.
Derek Kraft - Oct 20, 2015 - 01:38 PM
Post subject: Announcements
Announcements

(1) The next 3 Match Days will feature some of the best match-ups yet! Tommy Rich v Jack Brisco in a rematch for Rich's US Championship. Ric Flair and Antonio Inoki meet again after their time limit draw. Nick Bockwinkel defends his World Heavyweight Championship against Superfly Jimmy Snuka. Sgt. Slaughter and Wahoo McDaniel will battle for the 3rd time-this time in a steel cage! Hulk Hogan faces Superstar Billy Graham. And in another rematch, the Midnight Rockers meet the Fabulous Freebirds.

(2) Sailor Art Thomas returns from injury and will face Stan Hanson in a grudge match. Rick Martel also returns and will battle Mr. Saito in another grudge match.

(3) The long-awaited return of Andre the Giant, and to a lesser extent Mad Dog Vachon, is almost here. Both are scheduled to wrestle in the next week or two.

(4) The top button of Dr. Brenda's Buttons blouse apparently has popped off. The thread holding the second button on is getting very thin.
Derek Kraft - Oct 23, 2015 - 07:49 PM
Post subject: Match Day 52 Results
Match Day 52
Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH
Referee = Tom “Rocky” Stone

Magnum TA v Curt Henning w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: a fun match and a dominant performance by Magnum TA. He had 11 pin/sub attempts to 0 for Hennig and led -1 to -33 END at the time of the pin. Hennig somehow lasted until 16 min 9 secs, twice getting his foot on the ropes at the last second in pin attempts. The highlight was about 5 minutes into the match when Heenan inadvertently distracted his client, allowing Magnum to execute the TA Bulldog. Also, Rocky Stone was inadvertenly hit during a whip to the ropes and replaced by Todd Sinclar. The wrestlers were outside the ring when Magnum hit Hennig with a chair. He then rolled him into the ring and got the 3 count from Sinclair.

Dick the Bruiser v Tully Blanchard: on MD 46, before Bruiser’s World Heavyweight Championship title challenge against Nick Bockwinkel, Blanchard attacked him (costing him -6 END). Bruiser then proceeded to lose the match, understandably. Here, he got some measure of revenge, repeatedly hitting Blanchard with illegal maneuvers, before being DQ’d by the stickler Sinclar after his 3rd Eye Gauge (he also had a Punch to the Groin and a Foreign Object). 10 min 46 secs

Sailor Art Thomas v Stan Hansen: the 2nd grudge match of the evening, and it involved similar circumstances to the Bruiser/Blanchard bout; Hansen was World Heavyweight Champion and Sailor Art was at ringside before Hansen’s MD 34 title defense against JYD (-3 END). Hansen was fazed and lost the match and his title. He faced Thomas directly on MD 38 and was well on his way to victory when he snapped and bashed Sailor Art with a sledgehammer, drawing a DQ and forcing the Naval veteran to miss 1 month of action. Hansen still had hard feelings here and opened the bout by hitting Thomas with a branding iron, while Sinclar was conferring with the timekeeper. He tried it again a minute later but Sailor Art blocked the iron and used it himself, drawing a DQ from the suddenly aware Sincalr. 1 min 17 secs

Antonio Inoki v Ric Flair: these 2 wrestled to a time limit Draw on MD 48. This one was a great one, 18 min 6 secs of nonstop action. Inoki rolled Flair up in a Small Package early but Flair kicked out of the pin attempt. Flair earned a DQ pt for hitting Inoki with a chair. Inoki tired out Flair at 7:30 with a Release German Suplex. Flair tired Inoki on the very next move (Throw out of the ring). Flair got a pin attempt 2 minutes later after a Bridging German Suplex but Inoki kicked out. Flair reached the ropes to avoid a submission on a Boston Crab. A Chop Block followed up by a Figure 4 Leglock exhausted Inoki, but he used his savvy to avoid the subsequent pin attempt. Inoki then executed the following 4 moves, including a Diving Knee Drop and Fall-Away Slam, exhausting Flair but failing to get the pin. The use of a Foreign Object earned Flair a 2nd DQ pt. He followed that up with a 2nd Figure 4 but Inoki reached the ropes. Inoki then evened the match on END (-17 each) when he executed a 2nd Fall-Away Slam, but Flair used savvy to avoid the pin (both wrestlers were now out of savvy). Inoki then proceeded to execute 4 straight moves and 4 straight pin attempts, finally getting the quick-count pin after a 3rd Fall-Away Slam (1-11 pin, rolled 11). Inoki, currently ranked 7th, is sure to move up.

British Bulldogs v Hart Foundation w/ Manager Gary Hart: Dolly Parton greeting the Bulldogs at ringside, giving both of the boys from across the pond a big kiss on the lips. Needless to say, Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid were walking on air (+5 END each). It looked look like Smith and Jim Neidhart were going to start the match but a fracas developed outside the ring between the Kid and Bret Hart, and before you knew it Sinclair was left alone as the teams brawled into the crowd. Double count-out at 35 secs!

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Jimmy Snuka v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: Hennig and Hansen were waiting around ringside to intimidate Sinclair (earning +5 END for Bockwinkel). The champ needed the boost as Superfly gave him all he could handle. Early highlights included Multiple Chops, a Brain Claw and a Knee Drop from Snuka, with the Claw earning a pin attempt (Bockwinkel used savvy). Bockwinkel held his own and tired Snuka out with a Quick Pin Move with a Fist Full of Tights but Snuka got his foot on the ropes. A Superplex tired Bockwinkel. 2 moves later Bockwinkel executed his finishing Piledriver and got the 3-count from Sinclair. 9 min 45 secs. Next up for the champ in this commentator’s opinion, Antonio Inoki!
Derek Kraft - Oct 26, 2015 - 06:26 PM
Post subject: Match Day 53 Results
Match Day 53
Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, MI
Referee = Red Shoes Unno

Otto Wanz v Roddy Piper: Piper earned a DQ pt early when he used a foreign object then tired Wanz with an Eye Gouge. Wanz executed a Massive Forearm to Back and Body Slam then tired Piper with a Chin Lock. 2 straight Sleeper holds exhausted Wanz, but he did not submit. Nor did he when Piper applied the hold again less than 2 minutes later. Finally, a Big Right Hand by Rowdy Roddy finished Wanz off as Unno counted to 3.

Bobo Brazil v Mongolian Stomper: the Stomper’s ally the Iron Sheik entered the ring pre-match while the Stomper distracted Unno, and tried to sneak up on Brazil, but the face was warned by the crowd and kicked the Iron Sheik through the ropes, then dropkicked the Stomper (-3 END). Brazil controlled the match, with 5 pin/sub attempts to 0 for the Stomper. Bobo almost pinned the Stomper in the 6th minute after a Coco Butt but the Mongolian Stomper got his foot on the ropes at the last second. 2 minutes later Brazil got him in a Figure 4 but the Stomper reached the ropes just before he reached his pain threshold (1-7 Sub, rolled Cool. A Shin Breaker led to the pin at 11 min 50 secs.

Hacksaw Duggan v Brock Lesnar: the Detroit fans greeted Lesnar with a chorus of boos and 1 fan even pelted him with a [presumably] empty Stroh’s beer bottle. Lesnar either didn’t allow the fans to bother him or used it as motivation as he dominated Duggan. Brock had pin attempts after 2 Brock Locks and then an F-5 (with Duggan getting his foot on the ropes just in time), and finished him off with a Dragon Suplex at 9 min 43 secs.

Hulk Hogan v Superstar Billy Graham w/ Manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Hogan got a pin attempt early after a Bear Hug but Superstar kicked out. Graham was inadvertently whipped into Unno and the referee DQ’d Graham, who proceeded to beat Unno senseless. Brian Hebner would replace Unno for the remainder of the bill. 3 min 6 secs

Kangaroos v Blackjacks w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: this match never happened as Bruno Sammartino and Dick the Bruiser performed finishing maneuvers on the Blackjacks on the entrance ramp. Count-out!

STEEL CAGE MATCH: Wahoo McDaniel v Sgt. Slaughter w/ Manager Alfred Hayes: excellent grudge match. Wahoo seemed in control at the start, executing a Release German Suplex and tiring Slaughter with a Full Nelson. Slaughter replied with 9 straight moves, including a Back Body Drop, Stalling Suplex and Military Knee to the Gut. A Whip into the Cage exhausted McDaniel and Slaughter unsuccessfully covered. A Cobra Clutch gave Slaughter a 2nd pin opportunity but Wahoo kicked out. McDaniel exhausted Slaughter with a series of Tomahawk Chops, but Slaughter got his shoulder up on the pin attempt. A Body Slam from McDaniel provided a 2nd pin attempt but Slaughter kicked out. A Chest Breaker from Slaughter decided this one and Slaughter got the pin at 12 min 18 secs. Commissioner Percy Buttons tried to reverse the result but was bodyslammed by Ken Patera.
Derek Kraft - Oct 27, 2015 - 06:56 PM
Post subject: Match Day 54 Results
Match Day 54
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
Kansas City, KS
Referee = Drake Wuertz

Rick Martel v Mr. Saito: fans will remember MD 47 when Saito interfered in the match between Martel and Ken Patera, DDTing Martel then mercilessly beating him after the ref called for the bell. Martel has been recovering from injuries suffered that night for the last 2 weeks. Here, the diabolical Saito started off strong (Boston Carb, Martel reached ropes) if not cheap (Blatant Low Blow, Salt into Eyes). When Curt Hennig entered the ring the crowd gasped, recognizing the danger Martel was in. But Hennig botched his interference and clocked Saito w/ the chair (-10 END!). The depleted Saito somehow hung in there, fighting off 5 pin/sub attempts before finally succumbing to a pin after a Diving Crossbody. Martel led -3 to -30 END at the time of the pin at 11 min 27 secs.

Pedro Morales v King Kong Bundy w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Bundy dominated the opening minutes of the match, executing a Powerbomb, 2nd Rope Elbow Drop and a Body Block. Morales got back into the match when he grabbed and used the brass knuckles Heenan tossed into the ring (-10 END!). A follow up Cannon Ball exhausted Bundy and looked like it might finish him off but he kicked out of the pin. Bundy exhausted Morales with an Atlantic City Avalanche but Morales used his savvy to avoid the pin. Bundy executed a 2nd Atlantic City Avalanche though and got the 3-count from Wuertz. 8 min 11 secs. Bundy let -11 to -14 END at the time of the pin.

John Cena v Iron Sheik: Cena controlled this one, exhausting the Iron Sheik with an Attitude Adjustment and pinning him after a Five Knuckle Shuffle. 7 min 36 secs

Jerry Lawler v The Sheik: the Sheik hit Lawler with a steel chair THREE times in the 1st 3 minutes, earning 2 DQ pts from Wuertz. After both wrestlers spilled into the crowd, Gene Kiniski appeared and knocked out Wuertz, who had begun his count-out. Connie Marker took over, putting on his striped shirt as he ran up the ramp. A Back Suplex by Lawler exhausted the Sheik and allowed Lawler to attempt the pin but the Sheik got his shoulder off the mat. The Sheik applied a Camel Clutch that exhausted Lawler but he was able to roll out of the hold. Lawler executed an Atomic Drop and Marker quickly counted to 3 (1-8 pin, rolled Cool to give the victory to the King. 8 min 18 secs. The Sheik was upset post-match and pummeled Lawler before being chased off by Ricky Steamboat.

Midnight Rockers v Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious: on MD 37 these tag teams battled to a time limit draw. This one was significantly shorter and dominated by the Freebirds. 2 early double-team moves (Choke w/ Tag Rope and Double Clothesline) by the Freebirds earned DQ pts. Michael Hayes almost pinned Marty Jannetty after a Figure 4 Leglock but Jannetty kicked out at the last second (1-6 pin, rolled 7). Hayes tagged out and 1 minute later Terry Gordy applied the same move, Shawn Michaels couldn’t break it up, and Jannetty was forced to submit. 12 min 44 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Jack Brisco v Champion Tommy Rich: it only took 1 min 3 secs on MD 48 for these 2 to be counted out. It was all Wildfire here. He tired Brisco with a Release German Suplex and exhausted him when he executed a 2nd Rope Bodypress and Piledriver back to back. Brisco kicked out of the pin attempt and then both wrestlers brawled into the crowd. Marker was having none of this tomfoolery, counted to 20, and called for the bell. D
Derek Kraft - Nov 01, 2015 - 03:02 PM
Post subject: Match Day 55 Results
Match Day 55
The Summit
Houston, TX
Referee = Johnny Shorn

Jumbo Tsuruta v Randy Savage: Tsuruta got a pin attempt early after a Bridging German Suplex, but the Macho Man dominated after that. Savage hit him with the Flying Elbow in the 10th minute but Tsuruta got his foot on the ropes. A few minutes later, Brock Lesnar snuck into the ring but Tsuruta was warned by the crowd and ready for him, and he kicked Lesnar through the ropes then dropkicked Savage. That only irritated the Macho Man even more, and he finished him off with a 2nd Flying Elbow minutes later, getting the pin at 15 min 18 secs. Savage led -2 to -34 END at the time of the pin.

Adrian Adonis v Ken Patera w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Adonis caught Patera in a Sleeper early, and Shorn called for the bell when the strongman started to pass out in the center of the ring. Submission victory for Adonis! 2 min 34 secs

Verne Gagne v Buddy Rose: on MD 51 Gagne was DQ’d 33 seconds into the match after being pushed into the referee by Rose. Here, an upset Patera was still at ringside when Gagne made his entrance. The Olympian assaulted Gagne on the apron (-4 END!!). Less than 2 minutes into the bout, Rose hit Gagne with a Blatant Low Blow (-5 END!!). Rose exhausted Gagne with a Suplex. The Playboy used an unseen foreign object to get his 1st pin attempt but Gagne kicked out at the very last moment (pin 1-5, rolled 6). Rose followed it up with a Figure 4 but Gagne got to the ropes. Rose got further pin/sub attempts with a Stalling Suplex, Backbreaker, Suplex and Single-Leg Boston Crab, but couldn’t finish Verne off! Gagne stayed in the match with multiple Spinning Toe Holds and by repeatedly bashing Rose into the ring post. Ultimately, it was a Gagne Spinning Toe Hold that won the match at 12 min 27 secs. Gagne was down -22 to -7 END at the time of the pin, and Rose led in pin/sub attempts 6 to 1. Awesome comeback victory for the veteran Gagne!

Dean Ambrose v Mad Dog Vachon: Mad Dog’s 1st bout since MD 15 when he and Andre the Giant took a nasty fall outside the ring. Ambrose tired Vachon in 2 minutes, executing a Superplex, Running Bulldog and Piledriver. But Vachon got the 1st pin attempt after a Piledriver of his own (Ambrose used savvy to avoid the pin). A Dirty Deeds exhausted Mad Dog but he used some savvy of his own. Ambrose earned further pin/sub attempts after an Eye Gouge, Figure 4 and DDT, but couldn’t keep Vachon down. Mad Dog caught Ambrose in a Boston Crab but Ambrose reached the ropes. Minutes later it was a Midnight Special from Ambrose that resulted in a pin. 11 min 32 secs. Ambrose led -3 to -18 END at the time of the pin.

Andre the Giant v Abdullah the Butcher: as much as we all missed Vachon, the spotlight here was deservedly on the superstar Andre and his return. Abdullah cheated (Fork to Head, Bites Forehead) and battled (Dropkick, Karate Thrust) as best he could, but the Giant was not to be denied on this evening, earning 4 pin/sub attempts to 0 for the Butcher. While 2 Sitting Splashes and 1 bash over the head with a chair did not result in an Andre victory, he did get Abdullah to submit when he caught him in a Boston Crab! Quite a sight, with close to 1000 lbs intermeshed in a Crab! 8 min 44 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Champion Road Warriors w/ Manager Paul Ellering v Minnesota Wrecking Crew: a no DQ bout and the 3rd match between these Tag Teams (Road Warriors were DQd on MD 43 and the time limit was reached on MD 49). Ole Anderson got the 1st pin attempt in the match in the 10th minute after a Double Running Lariat but Animal got his shoulder up. In the 13th minute the Road Warriors hit Ole twice in a row with the Doomsday Device but Ole used his savvy on the 1st and Lars Anderson broke up the 2nd pin attempt. In the 16th minute Lars tried for the pin after a Double Running Lariat but Animal kicked out. A Top Rope Powerslam by Animal earned a pin attempt on Lars but Ole broke it up. Lars became exhausted after he was whipped to the ropes and greeted there by Ellering, who hit him with a steel chair (-4 END!). Ole broke up the subsequent pin attempt. Lars caught Animal in a Boston Crab but the latter reached the ropes. A 3rd Doomsday Device by the Warriors allowed Hawk to cover Lars for the 3-count and allowed the Warriors to retain their World Tag Team Championship. 18 min 24 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 01, 2015 - 03:42 PM
Post subject: Match Day 56 Results
Match Day 56
Compton Terrace Amphitheater
Tempe, AZ
Referee = Ralph Hamilton

Tony Atlas v Roddy Piper: excellent opening bout! Atlas was strong out of the gate, executing an array of 2-point moves (Running Powerslam, Stalling Suplex, Running Clotheseline). Piper caught him in a Sleeper (reached ropes) and Quick Pin Move with a Fist Full of Tights (Atlas kicked out, but just barely, pin 1-8 and rolled 10). Neither an Eye Gouge nor a Thumb to Throat by Piper caught Hamilton’s attention. A DDT earned a 2nd pin attempt for Roddy but Atlas kicked out. Atlas executed a Piledriver and earned his 1st pin attempt (Piper used savvy). Piper executed a 2nd DDT but couldn’t keep Atlas down. Atlas executed a Running Power Slam followed by 2 DDTs of his own. After Piper kicked out of the pin attempt, he moved quickly and responded with a Boston Crab that caught Mr. USA by surprise and forced him to submit at 13 min 24 secs. Piper led -8 to -11 END at the time of the pin in this even match.

Bruno Sammartino v Big John Studd w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: 3 notable things in this match: (1) it was an even, back-and-forth match until the end; (2) Sgt. Slaughter interrupted the bout after Bruno and Studd were outside the ring and Ralph Hamilton started his count-out. Slaughter KOd Ralph and he had to be replaced by his brother Tom; (3) Studd demonstrated the full repertoire, utilizing a Shoulderbreaker, Big Boot and Running Powerslam, and at the very end a 2nd Running Powerslam, a Clothesline and, to finish Bruno off, an Inverted Backbreaker. Pin for Big John at 10 min 30 secs.

Magnum TA v Gene Kiniski: Mr. Saito, Kiniski’s tag team partner, interfered in the match when he threw a pair of brass knuckles into the ring. But TA intercepted and used them on Kiniski (-10 END!!!). A TA Bulldog 2 minutes later resulted in a pin for the face. 2 min 4 secs

Hulk Hogan v Don Muraco: another short bout, as Hogan got the pin after a devastating Powerbomb. 1 min 11 secs

Tito Santana v Ric Flair: Flair dominated, executing all but 4 moves in this 9 min 12 secs match. The Nature Boy got the pin after back-to-back Flair Chops in the Corner and a Figure 4 Leglock.

Rock & Roll Express v The Butchers: the fans greeted the Butchers by pelting them with garbage and even hit Abdullah with a bottle (-2 END). The Butchers responded with every dirty trick in the book. The Sheik did execute a legitimate wrestling move, a Swinging Neckbreaker, before resorting to a Thumb to Throat and Eye Gouge, neither of which he was penalized for. Robert Gibson caught him in a Boston Crab but the Sheik reached the ropes. Abdullah tagged in and immediately bit Ricky Morton’s forehead, for which he was not punished. 1 move later he bit him again and this time Tom Hamilton gave him the team’s 1st DQ pt. Abdullah was so concerned that he popped Morton with a Pencil to the Head, resulting in his 2nd DQ pt. After Gibson and the Sheik tagged in, the latter proceeded to punch Gibson in the groin, earning the teams 3rd DQ pt. A doubleteam Double Headbutt by the Butchers was surprisingly ignored by Hamilton, but a Thumb to Throat by the Sheik was not, and the Butchers were DQd at 9 min 22 secs. The 1st win for the Express, albeit a painful won, and yet another DQ loss for the Butchers.
Derek Kraft - Nov 09, 2015 - 01:46 PM
Post subject: Match Day 57 Results
Match Day 57
Cal Expo Amphitheater
Sacramento, CA
Referee = Bruno Lauer

Ricky Steamboat v Tully Blanchard: Verne Gagne interrupted Blanchard’s pre-match interview to taunt his upcoming opponent, Roddy Piper. An excellent, back-and-forth bout. In the 9th minute Blanchard executed a Piledriver and caught Steamboat in a Sleeper but could get neither the pin nor the submission. 2 minutes later Steamboat hit Blanchard with a Jumping Judo Chop but Blanchard got his foot on the ropes for the pin attempt. A Delayed Knee Drop allowed Blanchard to cover for the pin and upset victory at 14 min 15 secs. Steamboat attacked Blanchard post-match, using a fan’s motorcycle helmet to injure the victor. Dr. Brenda Buttons examined Blanchard and estimated a 1 month absence. The Dragon’s bizarre behavior has this commentator wondering whether a heel turn is imminent.

Greg Valentine v Ted Dibiase: Valentine turned face on MD 50 when he interrupted the Seth Rollins/Bob Backlund match and [intentionally] clocked Rollins. The Hammer made quick work of the Million Dollar Man here, applying a Belly-to-Back Suplex, executing a Pointed Elbow to Gut and getting the 3-count after a Piledriver. 4 min 26 secs.

Kerry Von Erich v Bret Hart w/ Manager Gary Hart: the Hitman dominated this short match, executing 5 of the 6 moves, including a DDT and 2 Bridging Suplexes, getting the pin after the 2nd. 3 min 16 secs

Junkyard Dog v Stan Hansen: great anticipation for this bout between 2 former World Heavyweight Champions (a rematch of MD 34 when JYD easily took the title from the Lariat). It turned into a fun backyard brawl! Hansen opened by hitting JYD with a Branding Iron. JYD caught Hansen in a Quick Roll Up Pin but Hansen kicked out. Hansen got in an Elbow Smash and tired JYD with a Running Corner Attack. JYD countered with an Irish Whip into the Corner, a Snap Suplex and a DDT, getting a pin attempt on the latter (Hansen kicked out again). After another Running Corner Attack and an Atomic Drop, the match was even at -4 END. JYD dominated the rest of the way, executing 6 of the final 8 maneuvers, including The Thump, which exhausted Hansen (but he used savvy to avoid the pin), a 2nd Thump (Hansen kicked out at the last second), a 2nd Snap Suplex (another kick out), and finally a DDT, which earned a pin. Huge victory for JYD. 10 min 59 secs

Roddy Piper & Hacksaw Duggan v Mr. Saito & Gene Kiniski: bad blood between these tag-teams, with the last clash on MD 50 resulting in a double count-out less than 2 minutes into the bout. Here, Kiniski opened with a Leg Grapevine followed by a Nightstick to Piper’s noggin, unseen by Lauer. Piper retaliated with a DDT (Kiniski kicked out of the pin) and a bash with the same Nightstick. While Lauer warned Piper about the use of foreign objects, Ric Flair entered the ring, lifted Piper off the mat, and DDT’d him! Lauer called for the bell and the heels brutally beat both Piper and Hacksaw. Verne Gagne, who earlier had called Piper out, rushed into the ring and saved Piper and Hacksaw from further damage. Piper actually thanked Gagne and is now officially a face! Dr. Buttons revealed that Piper and Duggan each suffered damage that would keep them out of the ring for 2 weeks.

STEEL CAGE MATCH: Dusty Rhodes v Harley Race: grudge match! On MD 47, Dusty was DQ’d (by the same Bruno Lauer) after being pushed into the ref by Race. In the rematch on MD 51, a double-count out occurred in the 11th minute when the combatants brawled into the crowd with Race leading the match +2 to -14 END. This one was even through 9 minutes of action. Rhodes applied a Figure 4 early and followed it up with a Running Knee Lift. Race got in a Body Slam and Superplex. Rhodes whipped Race into the cage. Harley hit Dusty with Mounted Punches. Dusty got in a Body Slam and Running Bulldog. In the 10th minute Rhodes rammed Race’s head into the cage and went for the pin, but Race used his savvy. Race then whipped Rhodes into the cage, exhausting and cutting the American Dream (Dusty used his savvy to avoid the pin). A finishing Piledriver by Race proved decisive, as Lauer quickly counted to 3. 10 min 45 secs. Race celebrated by grabbing a cowbell from outside the cage and beating Dusty.
Derek Kraft - Nov 09, 2015 - 02:03 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 8
Official Rankings # 8

Singles
(1) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel (1)
(2) Junkyard Dog (4)
(3) United States Champion Tommy Rich (2)
(4) Antonio Inoki (7)
(5) Jimmy Snuka (3)
(6) Hulk Hogan (NR-1st appearance in rankings)
(7) Harley Race (NR-1st appearance in rankings)
(Cool Jack Brisco (Cool
(9) Ricky Steamboat (5)
(10) Jerry Lawler (NR)

US Champ. Contenders
(1) Jimmy Snuka (NR-but only because was battling for World Heavy. Ch.)
(2) Jack Brisco (2)
(3) Ricky Steamboat (1)
(4) Jerry Lawler (3)
(5) Dean Ambrose (4)
(6) Magnum TA (5)
(7) Rick Martel (7)

Tag Teams
(1) World Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors (1)
(2) The British Bulldogs (3)
(3) The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (2)
(4) TIE BETWEEN The Original Midnight Express (4) and The Fabulous Freebirds (NR)

In parentheses to the right of the wrestler(s) is his (their) previous ranking. NR means not ranked
Derek Kraft - Nov 16, 2015 - 07:11 PM
Post subject: Match Day 58 Results
Match Day 58
Oakland Coliseum Arena
Oakland, CA
Referee = Tim Fuller
“Oh, What a Night”

Bob Backlund v Seth Rollins: after losing to Backlund on MD 46, former Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen disrupted Backlund’s MD 50 bout with Rollins, DDTing him and participating, along with Rollins, in a devastating post-match beatdown (Backlund was injured for 2 weeks and this was in fact his 1st match back). This was an excellent match. Both wrestlers unsuccessfully tried early Quick Roll Up Pins. Rollins also caught Backlund in a Boston Crab to no avail. In the 11th minute Rollins tied the match at -5 END and earned a 2nd pin attempt with a Curb Stomp (Backlund kicked out). Backlund bashed Rollins with a steel chair at the 14th minute mark, but Rollins kicked out of the pin attempt at the last second (pin 1-4, rolled 5). Seth responded with a Single Underhook DDT and almost pinned Backlund, who himself kicked out at the very last second (pin 1-4, again rolled 5). Rollins followed it up with a winning Piledriver, getting a quick count pin (1-5 pin, again rolled 5!!!) at 15 min 21 secs.

Jimmy Snuka v Larry Zbyszko w/ Manager Paul Dangerously: Dangerously’s services were unneeded, as Harley Race and Curt Henning softened Snuka up during the pre-match interview (-10 END!!!). Snuka fought valiantly, executing a pair of Top Rope Body Presses and a Flying Body Press, but the pre-match beatdown was too much, and Fuller called for the bell after Zbyszko latched on with a Sleeper that Snuka could not break. 5 min 2 secs

Dick the Bruiser v Big John Studd w/ Manager Bobby Heenan: Bruiser and Studd’s penchant for rule breaking and Fuller’s lackadaisical enforcement of the rules produced a match that was light on legitimate wrestling moves but fun to watch. Bruiser bit Big John’s forehead twice in the early going, and Studd responded by hitting Bruiser with a belt buckle. A sequence consisting of a Running Power Slam, another bash with the buckle, this time given to him by Heenan, and a Bear Hug exhausted Bruiser. Bruiser replied with 8 straight moves, including a Thumb to Throat, Headlock & Punches, Eye Gouge, and an Elbow Smash to Throat, evening the match on END. Studd applied a Figure 4 Leglock and executed a 2nd Running Power Slam, but Bruiser wouldn’t stay down. Bruiser grabbed the belt buckle from Heenan and used it on Studd, executed a Piledriver, and hit him with a steel chair, but Studd kicked out of all the pin attempts. Studd used his Big Boot after whipping Bruiser to the ropes, and then executed his finishing Inverted Backbreaker, but Bruiser got his foot on the ropes at the last second (pin 1-6, rolled 5, but also rolled a 6 on 6-sided die)! Bruiser reached into his trunks, pulled out the Studd/Heenan belt buckle once more, and bashed Studd in the forehead, and this time was able to keep Studd’s shoulders pinned to the mat long enough to get the quick count pin from Fuller (pin 1-6, rolled 6). The match was tied at -22 END at the time of the pin. 18 min 30 secs. Great match!!!

John Cena v Superstar Billy Graham w/ Manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Al Kaissey offered little assistance to his client, accidentally tripping Superstar and having Cena intercept numb chucks tossed by him. Cena looked like the match was his when he executed in order a Five Knuckle Shuffle, an STF, a Running One-Handed Bulldog and a Small Package Roll Up, but Graham kicked out of the pin attempts. Superstar responded with a Powerbomb that must have stunned Cena, and perhaps even Fuller, who quickly counted to 3 and awarded the match to Graham (pin 1, rolled 1!!!). 8 min 12 secs

The British Bulldogs v the Hart Foundation w/ Manager Gary Hart: a new tag team, the Russians (Ivan & Nikita Koloff) introduced themselves to the RWF in general and the Bulldogs in particular during the pre-match entrance, attacking Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid from behind (-6 END for each Bulldog!). Smith got the Bulldogs into the match with a Series of Headbutts to Jim Neidhart then a Running Powerbomb on Bret Hart, followed by2 double-team moves with the Kid (Double Back Body Drop and Sandwich Clothesline). Hart tagged out and Neidhard applied a Full Nelson, but the Kid dominated the rest of the way with a Flying Headbutt (the Anvil kicked out), another Double Back Body Drop (another kick out) and a 2nd Flying Headbutt that finished Neidhart off. 11 min 47 secs.

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Antonio Inoki v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: on a night of fantastic entertainment, the main event was bound to be a letdown, right? WRONG! This match opened with Bockwinkel applying a Boston Crab (Inoki reached the ropes), a Blatant Choke (for which Fuller gave him a DQ pt) and a Hit w/ a Chair (which Fuller ignored). Inoki responded with 3 straight 2-pt moves, a Big Slap, a Seated Armbar and a Cross Armbreaker. 4 minutes later Inoki had the 1st pin attempt after a Fall-Away Slam, but the champ used his savvy. After another illegal move by Bockwinkel (unseen foreign object), Inoki had enough and bashed him with a chair, exhausting the champion (but he kicked out of the pin). Bockwinkel got his foot on the ropes when Inoki followed up with a Boston Crab. In the 13th minute Inoki landed a Diving Knee Drop but Bockwinkel again got his foot on the ropes. After leaving and re-entering the ring, Inoki was up -5 to -18 END. But just when it looked like the end for Bockwinkel’s reign, and when maybe an intentional DQ might be the best tactic, the champ rallied, catching Inoki in a Sleeper (he used his savvy to break free) and a Blatant Choke (unseen by Fuller, Inoki kicked out). 2 minutes later Bockwinkel executed a finishing piledriver and got the 3-count for the pin. 16 min 43 secs. Bockwinkel was down -20 to -15 END at the time of the pin.
DaveP - Nov 16, 2015 - 07:16 PM
Post subject:
I don't mean to jump your thread right away, but in case anyone hasn't heard, Nick Bockwinkel passed away over the weekend. He was 80.
Derek Kraft - Nov 17, 2015 - 09:46 AM
Post subject:
I didn't know about his passing. Thanks for letting me know.
Derek Kraft - Nov 20, 2015 - 02:07 PM
Post subject: Match Day 59 Results
Match Day 59
Oxford Plains Speedway
Oxford, ME
Referee = Brad Robinson

Adrian Adonis v Jesse Ventura: Adonis turned face and broke up the East-West Connection on MD 34. The former partners met on MD 48 but not before Ric Flair and Seth Rollins showed what they thought of Adonis’s turn when they attacked him pre-match (-10 END). During the bout on MD48 Adonis slammed Ventura through the announcer’s table (-8 END), which a post-match examination found caused injury, but Ventura hung in and ended up getting the pin. So we have a rematch here. Adonis slipped and fell when he was entering the ring, aggravating his back a bit (-3 END). He shook it off though and opened with 4 straight 2-point moves, including a Shoulder Drop from the Top Rope and a DDT. Ventura responded with 4 of the next 5 moves, including a Stalling Suplex. Adonis then caught Ventura in a Sleeper, exhausting him, and followed up with another DDT and a Clothesline, the latter resulting in a pin. 6 min 22 secs

King Kong Brody v Terry Funk: while Brody and the referee were busy pre-match, Funk placed steel under the turnbuckle. A minute into the match he smashed Brody’s head into it (-15 END!!!). A finishing Spinning Toe Hold allowed Funk to get the upset victory. 2 min 12 secs

Dean Ambrose v Randy Savage: 8 minutes into the match the grapplers were even at -2 END, with no pin/sub attempts. After a Macho Man Running Elbow Smash, the Lunatic Fringe clamped on with a Sleeper hold (Savage reached the ropes). Less than 2 minutes later Ambrose exhausted Savage with Dirty Deeds, but the Macho Man got his foot on the ropes. A second Dirty Deeds minutes later almost finished Savage off, but he kicked out at the last second (pin 1-10, rolled 11). Savage then exhausted Ambrose with a Release German Suplex but the latter used his savvy to avoid the pin. Ambrose pulled what appeared to be a My Little Pony keychain out of his pocket and swiped Savage on the side of the head. Robinson counted to 3 and Ambrose was the winner. Yee-haw! 15 min 15 secs

Andre the Giant v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: less than 3 minutes in Andre went for the Quick Pin Move with a Fist Full of [a whole lotta] Tights but Bundy kicked out. After exchanging bashes with chairs, Heenan got involved and tripped Andre, tiring the Giant. Andre responded with an Arm Twist, tiring Bundy, and an unseen Foreign Object. He followed that up with a Powerbomb that looked like the end for the bald behemoth, but he managed to kicked out at the last second (pin 1-4, rolled 5). Bundy then executed a Powerbomb himself, stunning Andre, and allowing him to get the pin (pin 1-3, rolled 2)! Huge win for King Kong! 6 min 42 secs

Original Midnight Express v Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious: Dennis Condrey almost got the early pin on Terry Gordy after a Double Team Face Slam but Gordy got his foot on the ropes just before the 3 count (pin 1-7, rolled 4 but also 6 on 6-sided die). In the 8th minute Michael Hayes manipulated Randy Rose into a Boston Crab but Rose reached the ropes. 2 minutes later Precious stood on the apron and tried to interfere but Condrey pushed her away, and she twisted her ankle, drawing the ire of the crowd and the Freebirds. Commissioner Buttons himself helped take her back to the dressing room. Hayes executed the next 9 moves, including a Neckbreaker, DDT and 2 separate pin moves, neither of which resulted in a pin. Condrey tagged out and Rose Threw Hayes over the Top Rope, the final maneuver conducted by the Express. Another Neckbreaker and DDT, a pair of Double DDTs, a Running Knee Smash and finally, mercifully really, a Rocket Launcher resulted in a Freebirds victory. 20 min 30 secs. At the time of the pin Hayes had a 0 END, Gordy -5, Condrey -2 and Rose -19. After the match Dr. Brenda Buttons announced that Precious would be ok but would have to wear a plastic boot for a few weeks. Commissioner Buttons was seen exiting the grounds with a cardboard replica of the boot.

Rick Martel v Ric Flair: the Nature Boy must have had some post-match plans, because he attacked and pummeled Martel pre-match (-6 END!!) and made quick work of him once the bell was rung, finishing him off with a Piledriver. 2 min 5 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 24, 2015 - 01:54 PM
Post subject: Match Day 60 Results
Match Day 60
Brendan Byrne Arena
East Rutherford, NJ
Referee = Tom Foley

“Squash!”

Verne Gagne v The Sheik: not sure what good could come of Dick the Bruiser grabbing the microphone pre-match and taunting his [and Bruno’s] upcoming opponents, the Blackjacks. The Sheik appeared to be settling into a normal wrestling match with a Head Twist and Arabian Facebuster, but then seemed to snap, as evidenced by his grabbing a steel chair and bashing both Gagne and the referee Foley. DQ! Maybe he blamed Foley for the Bruiser’s antics? 1 min 36 secs

Bobo Brazil v Mad Dog Vachon: the Mad Dog dominated this one, getting pin attempts after 2 DDTs and a submission attempt after a Boston Crab, and getting the pin after a Fireman’s Carry at 8 min 42 secs. Vachon led -1 to -12 END at the time of the pin.

Jerry Lawler v Brock Lesnar: The King made quick work of Lesnar, finishing him at 4 min 22 secs with a sequence of Piledriver, Elbow Drop and Quick Pin Move with Fist Full of Tights.

Hulk Hogan v Sgt. Slaughter w/ Manager Alfred Hayes: another match dominated by 1 party, although this one at least lasted some time. Slaughter opened the action by throwing Hogan both outside then back inside the ring, before the Hulkster executed the next 9 maneuvers, including a Body Slam and Atomic Drop. A Back Body Drop followed by a Sleeper earned a submission attempt for Slaughter, but Hogan reached the ropes. 6 more straight moves by Hogan, including a pair of Hogan Leg Drops, earned 4 pin attempts but Slaughter bravely fought on. A 3rd Hogan Leg Drop looked like the end (pin 1-14) but the veteran again somehow kicked out. A Figure 4 Leglock by Hogan though was too much, and Slaughter was forced to admit defeat. 11 min 20 secs. Hogan led +2 to -32 END at the time of submission. The 6th ranked Hogan is sure to move up in the rankings after recent losses by the 4th (Antonio Inoki) and 5th (Jimmy Snuka) ranked wrestlers. Title shot?

Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino v the Blackjacks w/ manager Bobby Heenan: on MD 54, Dick and Bruno performed finishing maneuvers on the Blackjacks on the entrance ramp before the latter’s scheduled bout with the Kangaroos. Lanza and Mulligan never made it to the ring that night. Here, the Sheik, likely upset by the Bruiser’s interruption earlier, teamed with his partner Abdullah the Butcher and performed their own finishing maneuvers on Bruiser and Bruno on the entrance ramp. The faces can’t make it to the ring and are counted out pre-match! Dick and Bruno now have 2 feuds to settle! And by now it has to be clear that no one causes more havoc in the Federation than the Sheik!

UNITED STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Jack Brisco v Champion Tommy Rich: 2 bouts and 2 double count-outs thus far in Brisco’s quest for the title. Perhaps wanting to quash Brisco’s dream once and for all, Rich dominated this one, allowed Jack only 4 moves during a match lasting 9 min 16 secs. The champ exhausted the challenger with a Piledriver then got the pin 2 minutes later after a Bulldog. Thinking aloud here, this commentator can’t imagine a scenario where a healthy Nick Bockwinkel, assuming he lost the big prize, wouldn’t get an immediate rematch. But wouldn’t Rich be next in line if Bockwinkel can’t succeed?
GV - Nov 25, 2015 - 04:06 PM
Post subject: RE: Match Day 60 Results
3's a charm for Wildfire ! Rich turns back Brisco to retain the US Championship after the two previous double count outs !
Derek Kraft - Nov 26, 2015 - 01:22 PM
Post subject: Match Day 61 Results
Match Day 61
Capital Centre
Landover, MD
Referee = Dick Wohrle

Greg Valentine v Seth Rollins: on MD 50, Valentine entered the ring in Rollins’s contest against Bob Backlund, clocked Rollins and turned face. Rollins tried to get revenge here and pulled an object out of his trunks, but Valentine took it away and used it, knocking Rollins out! The ref counted to 3 and the Hammer was declared the winner. 4 min 35 secs

Billy Robinson v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: Robinson got a move in here and there but Zbyszko controlled the match. A pair of Shoulder Breakers late finished Robinson off and allowed Zbyszko to get the pin. 10 min 31 secs. Zbyszko led 0 to -14 END at the time of the pin.

Otto Wanz v Harley Race: Harley’s 1st bout as a ranked wrestler got off to an inauspicious start, as Robinson, still at ringside after losing the previous match, attacked Race as he came through the ropes (-4 END!). The Handsome one shook off the attack and opened with a Punch to the Groin, a Belly-to-Belly Suplex and an Atomic Drop. Wanz responded understandingly with a bash with a chair followed by a Running Clothesline, tiring Race. A 2nd Belly-to-Belly Suplex tired Wanz and a follow-up Piledriver exhausted him, but Wanz used his savvy to avoid the pin. Otto executed a Powerbomb but Race kicked out of the pin attempt. A 2nd Punch to the Groin was spotted by Wohrle and resulted in a DQ point for Race. Harley applied a Boston Crab and went for the submission but Wanz reached the ropes. Otto mounted a comeback, executing back to back a Body Slam and Power Slam, exhausting Race, and applying a Sleeper Hold (Race used savvy to get out), evening the match at -10 END. Wanz got pin attempts after a 2nd Powerbomb (Race used his savvy again) and another Hit w/ a Chair (kick out). A 2nd Sleeper Hold looked like the end for Race but just before Wohrle was about to call the match Harley slipped out (1-5 sub, rolled 3, but also 6 on 6-sided). Wanz followed it up with his finishing Big Otto Splash and got the 3 count from Wohrle. 13 min 57 secs. Excellent bout!

Dusty Rhodes v Leon White: Dusty was forced to use his savvy right away after White rolled him up in a Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Tights. Rhodes hit White twice with a chair and slammed him through the announcer’s table in some outside the ring action. The American Dream then finished off White with a Bionic Elbow, earning the pin at 6 min.

Magnum TA v Bret Hart w/ manager Gary Hart: Leon White was still at ringside as TA made his entrance and attacked him on the ring steps (-4 END!)(so Hart starts the match at 10 END and TA 2, a tough obstacle to overcome for TA). Magnum earned 2 pts each when he executed a Fireman’s Carry and Stalling Suplex early. He went for the submission when he caught Hart in a Sleeper Hold but the Hitman reached the ropes. Hart responded with a European Uppercut and Hit w/a Chair, earning 1 DQ pt. TA then caught Hart in a Small Package and got the quick count pin (pin 1-3, rolled 3) from Wohrle. TA gets the big win! 5 min 39 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: British Bulldogs v Champion Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering: the Bulldogs 3rd attempt to wrest the belts from the Warriors (the champs were DQ’d both previous times). The Dynamite Kid battered Animal early, forcing the latter to use his savvy to avoid a pin after a Flying Headbutt. Davey Boy Smith came in and executed a Press Slam before Animal was able to tag out. Hawk executed a Neck Breaker and Superplex on Smith, but the latter was able to score some points when he grabbed and used the foreign object tossed into the ring by Ellering. Smith tagged out and the Kid complained to Wohrle about the Warriors’ tactics. Hawk pushed the Kid into the ref, and Worhle DQ’d the Bulldogs! 7 min 36 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 26, 2015 - 10:12 PM
Post subject: Match Day 62 results
Match Day 62
The Rubber Bowl, University of Akron
Akron, OH
Referee = Jack Pesek

John Cena v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Cena blocked a pre-match sneak attack by Bundy (+3 END for Cena). Heenan, Ken Patera and John Studd entered the ring early, earning Bundy an immediate DQ from Pesek. It didn’t take a clairvoyant to see where things were headed and Cena got the heck out of dodge. 4 min 6 secs

Sailor Art Thomas v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: the crowd got a good laugh pre-match as Superstar, who was talking trash to folks in the front, stumbled as he made his way through the ropes (-1 Heat). Graham got multiple points with a Running Clothesline and a Knife Edge to Throat. Graham tried a Quick Roll Up Pin but Thomas got his foot on the ropes. Sailor Art cut Graham when he hit over the head with a chair. Graham responded with a Power Bodyslam. Al Kaissey influenced the match when he tossed a shoehorn to Graham, but Sailor Art made the interception and jabbed Graham with the object. Sailor Art then tossed the object out of the ring, Al Kaissey recovered it, and tossed it to Graham anew. This time Superstar caught and used the shoehorn, exhausting Thomas, and covering for the pin. Thomas screamed at Pesek post-match, claiming a quick count (-1 Heat). 7 min 12 secs

Dick the Bruiser v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: MD58 produced a bout between these 2 that was light on legitimate wrestling moves but heavy on fun and brutality (Bruiser won the match after bashing Studd with his own foreign object belt buckle, that he himself had used on Bruiser earlier). Here, Harley Race surprised Bruiser on the entrance ramp and executed his finishing Piledriver. Dick couldn’t make it to the ring and was counted out! Add Race to the list of feuds Bruiser has (Studd, the Blackjacks, the Butchers).

Jimmy Snuka v Curt Hennig w/ manager Bobby Heenan: on MD 58 Snuka was beaten by Larry Zbyszko after being attacked pre-match by Hennig and Race. You can check off revenge on Hennig here, as Snuka dominated the heel, getting the submission at 9 min 13 secs with a Sleeper Hold.

Bob Backlund v Stan Hansen: Backlund pinned the former World Heavyweight Champion on MD 46, despite the latter hitting him 2x w/ his Branding Iron. On MD 50 Hansen DDT’d Backlund in the middle of Backlund’s bout w/ Seth Rollins, then brutally beat Backlund after the referee called for the bell (Backlund was out injured for 2 weeks). Yeah, so these guys aren’t sharing a cab together. Backlund’s bad luck continued pre-match as a new wrestler, the Honky Tonk Man, appeared out of nowhere and smashed a guitar over Backlund’s back (-6 END!!). Hansen stayed true to form by opening not with 1, not with 2, but with 3 straight Hits w/ a Branding Iron, tiring Backlund but somehow avoiding the DQ from Pesek, who was preoccupied with the Honky Tonk Man who remained at ringside. Hansen earned pin attempts after a Body Slam, a Brazos Valley Backbreaker and a Running Corner Attack, but Backlund kicked out each time. Backlund executed a Boston Crab but Hansen used his savvy to escape. A Running Lariat produced another pin attempt and kick out. Backlund could not recover from a finishing Piledriver though and Hansen got the pin at 7 min 48 secs, leading in END -2 to -21.

The Kangaroos v Mongolian Stomper & Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: Hansen remained in the ring after his match, glared at the Kangaroos and welcomed his unit once they made their way in. The Stomper opened strong, tired Don Kent with a Turnbuckle Ram then went for the early pin after a Mongolian Stomp (Kent got his foot on the ropes). Al Costello tagged in and executed a Superplex before the Stomper tagged out. While the Iron Sheik distracted Pesek, the Mongolian Stomper attacked Costello from behind and pummeled him (-3 END!). The Iron Sheik then executed a Snap Suplex and 2 moves later finished him off with a Camel Clutch that Kent could not break up. 5 min 46 secs

ANNOUNCEMENT: in order to cull an overloaded roster, the RWF will have a single elimination tournament entitled Destination Relegation. 16 wrestlers will compete. The winner will be crowned Television Champion. The runner-up will keep his place in the Federation. The remaining 14 wrestlers will be demoted to the minor leagues or given their outright release. The final list of participants is still being discussed internally, but be assured that any wrestler with less than a .500 winning percentage is in danger. The first round will take place on MDs 64 and 65, the second round on MD 66, the semifinals on MD 67 and the final on MD 68. There will be no double count-outs or double disqualifications.
Derek Kraft - Nov 28, 2015 - 09:14 PM
Post subject: Match Day 63 Results
Match Day 63
U.I.C. Pavilion, University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
Referee = Larry Lisowski

Dean Ambrose v Mr. Saito: Ambrose dominated the 1st half of the match, executing the 1st 9 moves and 11 of the 1st 12, including a DDT w/ pin attempt (Saito kicked out) and a Thesz Press & Multiple Punches. Saito then executed 9 of the next 11 moves, including 2 German Suplexes w/ pin attempts (kick out and savvy) and a 2nd Rope Elbow Drop. Ambrose managed a 2nd Thesz Press & Multiple Punches, which exhausted Saito and resulted in another pin attempt, but Saito kicked out. Ambrose then finished the match off with a 3rd Thesz Press & Multiple Punches and this time the Lunatic Fringe got the pin. 12 min 41 secs. King Kong Brody came into the ring post-match and joined Ambrose in a beatdown of Saito. Speaking of 2 unhinged guys…

The Crusher v Mongolian Stomper w/ ally Stan Hansen: this was an interesting match. Hansen tried to enter the ring in the 5th minute as the Stomper distracted Lisowki, but the crowd warned Crusher and he kicked the former champ through the ropes, then dropkicked the Stomper! 2 minutes later he exhausted the Stomper w/ a Bolo Punch, but the latter kicked out of the pin attempt. A Press Slam earned a 2nd pin attempt 1 minute later but the Stomper again kicked out. 1 minute later Crusher Body Slammed Stomper onto the Ropes and tried again for a pin, but Stomper kicked out. A 2nd Body Slam on the Ropes allowed Crusher to get the pin. 11 min 18 secs. Crusher led -3 to -19 END at the time of the pin. Post-match, Commissioner Percy Buttons reversed the result, stating that Crusher should have been DQd for the pair of Body Slams on the Ropes! The crowd was furious, not to mention Crusher, who twice now has seen the Commissioner reverse his victories.

King Kong Brody v Terry Funk: apparently not liking Brody’s actions earlier, Seth Rollins attacked Brody pre-match and performed a Curb Stomp on the entrance ramp. Brody couldn’t make it to the ring and was counted out. This was supposed to be a rematch of MD 59, when Funk placed steel under the turnbuckle and used it to Brody’s detriment.

Wahoo McDaniel v Randy Savage: the Macho Man made a great entrance and really riled up the crowd (+2 Heat). Wahoo opened with a Running Clothesline then earned multiple points minutes later with a Wrist Lock Takedown and Body Slam, tiring Savage. The Macho Man kicked out of a Small Package. A Suplex exhausted Savage but he was again able to kick out. A 2nd Body Slam by McDaniel allowed him to get the 3 count from Lisowski at 12 min 42 secs.

High Flyers v Ox Baker and Baron Von Raschke: a long but mostly uneventful bout. Ox and Baron berated the hapless announcer pre-match, earning 1 Heat pt and 3 END. The Baron applied the Claw early on Jim Brunzell but he managed to kick out of the subsequent pin attempt. The Baron tried to force Greg Gagne to submit with a Boston Crab but he used his savvy to get out of the hold. At the 25 minute mark the Baron applied the Claw to Gagne but the latter kicked out of the subsequent pin attempt. Less than 3 minutes later Von Raschke knocked out the ref then applied a series of illegal moves on Brunzell before Lisowski recovered and while Baker kept Gagne busy. After the ref recovered the Baron covered an exhausted Brunzell for the pin, which Gagne could not break up. 27 min 42 secs

Rick Martel v Ric Flair: on MD 59 Flair attacked Martel pre-match then made quick work of him in the ring. Here, the match went a little longer, but it was as one-sided as the previous bout. Martel executed 3 Scoop Slams and once hit Flair w/ a chair. The rest of this 9 min 35 secs match was dominated by Flair, who exhausted Martel w/ a Piledriver (Martel got his foot on the ropes) and got the pin after a Knee Drop.
Derek Kraft - Nov 28, 2015 - 09:33 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 9 + Announcement
Official Rankings # 9

Tabulated after MD 63 and confirmed by the eminently trustworthy Arthur Andersen

(1) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel (1)
(2) Junkyard Dog (2)
(3) United States Champion Tommy Rich (3)
(4) Hulk Hogan (6)
(5) Antonio Inoki (4)
(6) Jimmy Snuka (6)
(7) Ric Flair (NR)
(Cool Ricky Steamboat (9)
(9) Jerry Lawler (10)
(10) Dean Ambrose (NR)

US Champ Contenders
(1) Jimmy Snuka (1)
(2) Ricky Steamboat (3)
(3)Jerry Lawler (4)
(4) Dean Ambrose (5)
(5) Magnum TA (6)
(6) Jack Brisco (2)
(7) Larry Zbyszko (NR)

Tag Teams
(1) World Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors (1)
(2) The British Bulldogs (2)
(3) The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (3)
(4) The Fabulous Freebirds (Tie 4)

Note: the number to the right is the previous ranking. NR = Not Ranked

Announcements:
(1) The participants and 1st round matchups for Destination Relegation are set. Remember, the winner of this 16-man tournament will be crowned Television Champion, the runner-up retain his place in the RWF, while the remaing 14 wrestlers will be demoted. On MD 64 Tony Atlas battles Mr. Saito, Bob Backlund faces Curt Hennig, Jumbo Tsuruta matches up against Don Muraco, and Sailor Art Thomas meets Abdullah the Butcher. And on MD 65 we have Kerry Von Erich v Leon White, Billy Robinson v Ted Dibiase, the Crusher v Mongolian Stomper and King Kong Brody v Terry Funk. Crusher will be very happy to see the Stomper again and Funk has to be worried about facing Brody anew.
(2) Nick Bockwinkel will risk his World Heavyweight Championship again on MD 64, facing the Junkyard Dog, who Bockwinkel defeated to take the belt on MD 40.
(3) The main event of MD 65 will feature 2 top 10 wrestlers. Ric Flair faces Hulk Hogan in a huge battle!
(4) MD 66 will have the 2nd round of Destination Relegation as well as Tommy Rich defending his US Championship against Superfly Jimmy Snuka.
(5) Roddy Piper and Hacksaw Jim Duggan are healthy and will return on MD 67 and 68, respectively.
(6) The Russians make their debut against the British Bulldogs on MD 67.
(7) The Road Warriors defend their World Tag Team Championship on MD 68 against the Fabulous Freebirds.
Derek Kraft - Dec 09, 2015 - 12:42 PM
Post subject: Match Day 64 Results
Match Day 64
Alpine Valley Music Theatre
East Troy, WI
Referee = Tom “Rocky” Stone

DESTINATION RELEGATION RD. 1: Jumbo Tsuruta v Don Muraco w/ manager Saul Creatchman: a nice contrast of styles, with the technical Tsuruta opening with a pair of Waistlock Side Suplexes and the brawler Muraco responding with a Body Slam and Backbreaker. Tsuruta got the 1st pin attempt after a Bridging German Suplex but Muraco kicked out. Creatchman distracted Stone while Muraco pounded away. The match was even after 8 minutes at -4 END. The Sheik entered the ring while Creatchman distracted Stone but Muraco accidentally slammed the Sheik when Tsuruta ducked! Tsuruta’s trickery only served to motivate Muraco, who exhausted Jumbo with an Asian Spike, Body Slammed him, and finished him off with a Hawaiian Hammer at 11 min 45 secs. Say sayonara to Jumbo Tsuruta, who is relegated to the minor leagues. Don Muraco advances to the 2nd round of this 16-man tournament, with the winner being crowned Television Champion, the runner up keeping his place in the RWF, and the other 14 wrestlers relegated.

DESTINATION RELEGATION RD. 1: Tony Atlas v Mr. Saito: an excellent back and forth match. Mr. USA opened with a DDT but couldn’t get the pin. He captured Saito for a Running Power Slam early as well. Saito responded with a German Suplex and Elbow Smash. The grapplers exchanged finishing maneuvers, with Atlas executing a Press Slam and Saito a Karate Chop, with neither finishing the match. At the 8:30 mark the match was even at -5 END. Atlas executed a Running Power Slam and a Power Slam back to back, exhausting Saito, but the latter got his foot on the ropes. A Body Slam earned another pin attempt for Atlas but Saito kicked out. Saito then responded with a devastating Throat Thrust that exhausted Atlas and earned the 3 count for the pin. 11 min 51 secs. Saito advances and Atlas is relegated.

DESTINATION RELEGATION RD. 1: Sailor Art Thomas v Abdullah the Butcher: an interesting pairing dominated by the Butcher. Abdullah caught Thomas in a Quick Roll Up Pin early but the Sailor kicked out. A Bite to the Forehead earned a DQ pt. Abdullah executed a Powerbomb and tried for the pin again but Thomas kicked out. A Fork to the Head did some damage but earned a 2nd DQ pt for the Butcher. Seeing that Stone was looking the other way Abdullah used the fork again, exhausting Thomas, then held him down for the 3 count! 6 min 50 secs. Abdullah moves on while the RWF bids farewell and ahoy to Sailor Art.

DESTINATION RELEGATION RD. 1: Bob Backlund v Curt Hennig w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the match lasted 9 min 23 secs, which was probably at least 6 or 7 minutes too long, as Mr. Perfect failed to execute a single maneuver. Heenan must have taken a pre-match tranquilizer as he did not get involved. Backlund executed 4 Arm Bar Submissions and got a pin attempt after a Rolling Bridge, but it was a simple Boston Crab that got him the victory. Congratulations to Backlund and good riddance to the ineffective Hennig.

Midnight Rockers v Ken Patera & King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Patera and Bundy attempted a pre-match sneak attack but were stopped by Jerry Lawler, who clobbered them with a steel chair (-7 END each!). This match disintegrated quickly, with Patera battering Marty Jannetty twice with a foreign object. After Jannetty tagged out Shawn Michaels came in and hit Patera with a chair. Bundy used that as his cue to storm the ring and pummel Michaels with the same chair. Stone called for the bell and DQd the Patera/Bundy combo. Bundy was last seen loudly exclaiming, “a chair for a chair…” 4 min 1 sec

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Junkyard Dog v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: the # 2 wrestler in the world, JYD, the former champion, facing the man who dethroned him, the # 1 ranked Bockwinkel. This had all the makings of a tremendous bout, right? Well, maybe not. The champ executed 5 of the 1st 6 maneuvers, including a Running Clothesline, Knee Slam and German Suplex and looked well on his way to victory. Then the unthinkable happened: Bockwinkel made a cover while referee Rocky Stone was stunned, Tito Santana snuck into the ring undetected, KOd Bockwinkel then placed JYD on top of the champ. Stone came to, counted to 3 and raised the right hand of the dazed JYD, the new World Heavyweight Champion and the 1st 2-time champion in the RWF! 3 min 33 secs
Derek Kraft - Dec 09, 2015 - 05:58 PM
Post subject: Match Day 65 Results
Match Day 65
Park West Ski Resort
Park City, UT
Referee = Todd Sinclair

DESTINATION RELEGATION RD. 1: Kerry Von Erich v Leon White: Von Erich caught the Bull in Small Package right away and got the pin at 19 secs! Von Erich, one of the favorites to win the Television Championship, moves to round 2 and White is banished.

DESTINATION RELEGATION RD. 1: Billy Robinson v Ted Dibiase: these gentleman have already feuded. On MD 24 Robinson seemed to have the match in hand but then they brawled into the crowd and were counted out. On MD 29, Dibiase attacked Robinson with a screwdriver, Robinson blocked it, then used the screwdriver on Dibiase, and Sinclair (the ref then and again here on MD 65) DQd Robinson. Finally, on MD 33 Dibiase won on a clean pinfall. Here, we had a long, punishing match with no less than 12 pin/sub attempts. Highlights included a Dibiase Figure 4 in the 11th minute, which Robinson rolled out of just as he was about to submit (1-8 sub, rolled 8 but also 6 6-sided), a Robinson Double-Arm Suplex in the 15th minute (Dibiase got his foot on the ropes just before the 3 count, pin 1-8, rolled 5 but 6 6-sided), and back to back back Piledrivers in the 16th minute, the first by Dibiase followed by one by Robinson, neither of which resulted in a pin. Finally, Dibiase caught Robinson in another Figure 4, and though Robinson got free, he was not able to kick out of the subsequent pin attempt. 16 min 32 secs. The Million Dollar Man advances to the next round while Robinson is demoted.

DESTINATION RELEGATION RD. 1: The Crusher v Mongolian Stomper w/ ally Stan Hansen: another rematch, with the Crusher’s victory on MD 63 being overturned by the Commissioner and the Stomper being declared the victor. Here, the match got nasty at the outset, with the Crusher gashing the Stomper with a foreign object and the Stomper responding with a Choke Takedown. Crusher used the object once more and added 2 Punches to the Groin for good measure. A Body Slam on the Ropes (the same maneuver the Commissioner reversed the decision because of and DQd him for) allowed Crusher to get the pin and send Stomper to the minor leagues. 10 min 42 secs

DESTINATION RELEGATION RD. 1: King Kong Brody v Terry Funk: the 3rd scheduled meeting between these 2. The 1st was affected by Funk placing steel under the turnbuckle and the 2nd never happened because Seth Rollins Curb Stomped Brody pre-match. This one could hardly be described as a match, as Brody opened with a Shoulder Block then the match went outside the ring, the wrestlers brawled, and Brody was counted out while Funk made it back to the ring. Post-match, Brody attacked Funk w/ a chain, injuring the latter and preventing him from continuing in the tournament! Both wrestlers are out of the tournament and relegated. It was announced at the end of the evening that a lottery was held and that Ted Dibiase would receive a free pass into the semifinals.

Pedro Morales & Tito Santana v Minnesota Wrecking Crew: the key moment came in the 7th minute, when Sgt. Slaughter distracted the referee, allowing Lars Andersen to utilize a foreign object to hurt Pedro Morales (-10 END!). The Andersons then got 5 straight pin/sub attempts, including after 2 Double Running Lariats, but the resilient Morales hung on. Santana tagged in but he was dominated the rest of the way, and Lars got the pin after a Clothesline at 14 min 24 secs. At the time of the pin the Andersons were a combined + 12 and Morales/Santana -32 END.

Hulk Hogan v Ric Flair: wow, finally, a battle between 2 up and coming titans. And again, sadly, the match did not live up to the hype. The following actually happened: Flair applied a Sleeper on a distracted Hogan to open the match and Sinclair called for the bell when the Hulkster started to pass out (Sub 1, rolled 1, a 1 in 20 chance). 33 secs
Derek Kraft - Dec 11, 2015 - 05:08 PM
Post subject: Match Day 66 Results
Match Day 66
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, CA
Referee = Red Shoes Unno

DESTINATION RELEGATION RD. 2: Bob Backlund v Mr. Saito: a study in contrasts as Backlund executed maneuvers like the Leg Grapevine, Neckbreaker and German Suplex while Saito hit Backlund with a foreign object and chair and applied a questionable Nerve Hold. To each his own it seems because at 5 minutes the match was tied at 0 END. Saito went for a pin after a Karate Chop but Backlund kicked out. Backlund got in a few 1-pt moves while Saito got in a pair of 2-pointers, a Throat Thrust and Side Kick. Don Muraco interfered by grabbing Backlund from behind but when Saito went for the doubleteam move he accidentally bashed Muraco. Backlund got hit by a 2nd Karate Chop, Saito went for the pin, and this time Unno counted to 3. 10 min 9 secs. Saito to the semifinals and Backlund to the minor leagues.

DESTINATION RELEGATION RD. 2: Kerry Von Erich v Abdullah the Butcher: Abdullah got the early pin after a back to back Running Elbow Drop and Powerbomb combination. 4 min 49 secs. Very disappointing for the popular Von Erich to be dropped, but hopefully he will learn from this and return to the RWF better than ever. The Butcher is only one match away from securing his position in the federation, and two from the Television Championship.

DESTINATION RELEGATION RD. 2: The Crusher v Don Muraco w/ manager Saul Creatchman: an excellent match, dominated in the beginning by Crusher, who twice executed Spinning Hammerlocks, and then got pin attempts after a Bolo Punch, Neck Toss Across the Ring and a Piledriver (Muraco kicked out of all of them). Beginning in the 8th minute, the Magnificent one started battling back, executing a Back Breaker, then getting pin attempts after a Hawaiian Hammer and 2 Piledrivers of his own (Crusher used his savvy, kicked out, and got his foot on the ropes, respectively). At the 11 minute mark Muraco Body Slammed Crusher, evening the match at -12 END, and came within a split second of getting the pin, as Crusher kicked out at the last second. A Neck Toss Across the Ring allowed Crusher to try for the pin anew, but Muraco got his foot on the ropes just before the 3 count. Crusher finished the match, and Muraco’s RWF career, at least for now, with a Bolo Punch. 12 min 34 secs. Crusher was joined in the ring post-match by Bruno Sammartino, Dick the Bruiser and Otto Wanz, who pledged to form a gang in the name of righteousness.

Pedro Morales v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: Slaughter got involved in Morales’s tag team match on MD 65, distracting the referee, which allowed Lars Anderson to land the pivotal blow, with a foreign object no less, and Pedro was looking for revenge here. Slaughter got an early pin attempt after a Powerbomb (kick out) but the rest of the match was all Morales. A Cannonball (Slaughter used savvy) followed by a Ram into Turnbuckle (kick out) exhausted the NCO, and a Forearm Smash finished him off. Pin at the 6 min mark.

Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino v the Blackjacks w/ manager Bobby Heenan: these guys are not sending Christmas cards to the other unit. On MD 53 Dick and Bruno executed finishing maneuvers on the Blackjacks before the latter’s bout with the Kangaroos. Then on MD 60 the Sheik and Abdullah the Butcher did the same to Dick and Bruno before their grudge bout against the Blackjacks. The throat, the gut, the groin, the forehead, I don’t think any area was off limits in this one. Heenan even threw a Fireball for good measure. Heenan inadvertently distracted Blackjack Lanza in the 12th minute, which allowed Dick the Bruiser to apply a Bear Hug (Lanza reached ropes). A few minutes later it was Bruno executing Bruiser’s move, a 2nd Rope Knee Drop, and that spelled the end for the Blackjacks. Pin at 14 min 45 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: Jimmy Snuka v Champion Tommy Rich: the selfish and loudmouthed Rich berated the hapless ring announcer pre-match, increasing his Heat and END (+3) (and to be fair, after Rich announced earlier in the year that he was dropping everyone and everything to concentrate on winning the US Championship, he DID win it, so…). The wrestlers exchanged Sleeper Holds early (each broke out of the others hold). Wildfire executed a pair of Stalling Suplexes and a Bulldog, and Superfly a Top Rope Body Press and Superplex (Rich kicked out of the pin). All this is to say that just before the 8 minute mark the match was tied at 0 END. Snuka then got in 3 straight aerial moves, an Elbow Smash to Head, a Flying Dropkick and finally a Diving Headbutt. He went for the pin after the latter and Red Shoes counted 1—2—3! Jimmy Snuka is the new Retro Wrestling Federation United States Champion! 9 min 5 secs
Derek Kraft - Dec 13, 2015 - 02:58 PM
Post subject: Match Day 67 Results
Match Day 67
San Francisco Civic Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
Referee = Brian Hebner

DESTINATION RELEGATION SEMI-FINALS: Ted Dibiase v Mr. Saito: Dibiase slipped and fell during his entrance (-3 END, -1 Heat). A short bout dominated by Saito, who had an early unsuccessful pin attempt after a Bridging German Suplex but then got the pin minutes later after a finishing Karate Kick. 6 min 9 secs. Saito led +5 to -7 END at the time of the pin. Saito retains his place in the Federation and positions himself for the Television Championship. Dibiase is relegated.

DESTINATION RELEGATION SEMI-FINALS: The Crusher v Abdullah the Butcher: the Sheik and Larry Zbyszko of all people double-teamed Crusher during his pre-match interview (-10 END!!!). So Crusher began the match very tired. A brutal match, as all Abdullah matches are, but this time it was Crusher inflicting the punishment. The Butcher got an early pin attempt after a Powerbomb (Crusher kicked out), but Crusher bit Abdullah’s forehead, executed a Kick to Knee Cap, hit Abdullah with a chair, and twice hit him with an Elbow Smash to Throat. Crusher exhausted Abdullah with a Bolo Punch but Abdullah used his savvy to avoid the pin. The Butcher responded with a Running Elbow Drop but this time it was the exhausted Crusher’s turn to use his savvy. A Neck Toss Across the Ring tied the match at -11 END (what a comeback for Crusher!) and allowed Crusher to go for the pin. Hebner counted to 3 and Crusher advances to the Destination Relegation final, keeping his place in the RWF and earning an opportunity to win the Television Championship. The Butcher will be missed. 7 min 5 secs

Roddy Piper v Gene Kiniski: this one was controlled by Kiniski who had 4 pin attempts to 0 for Piper. The first came after a Bridging German Suplex in the opening minute, the second after a Piledriver in the 8th minute, the third after a Backbreaker that exhausted Piper, and the final immediately after another Backbreaker that resulted in the pin. 9 min 42 secs

Dick the Bruiser v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the 3rd scheduled bout btwn these two rule breakers. MD 58 produced a classic that culminated in Bruiser using Studd’s foreign object (a belt buckle) against him to get the pin. On MD 62 Dick couldn’t make it to the ring as Harley Race executed a Piledriver on the entrance ramp. Here, Mr. Saito interrupted Bruiser’s pre-match interview to promote his upcoming Television Championship match (MD 68, Tacoma Dome, tickets still available!!!). An excellent back and forth match in which no man could get the upper hand for long. Early highlights included a pair of Rake Eyes w/ Boot Laces and a Forearm Smash to Chest for Bruiser and a pair of whip into the ropes Clothelines for Studd, the 2nd of which exhausted Bruiser and resulted in the 1st pin attempt of the match at the 7 minute mark (savvy). Less than 2 minutes later Dick again Raked Studd’s Eyes w/ Boot Laces and exhausted him. 2 moves later it was a finishing 2nd Rope Knee Drop and pin, and it was Bruiser’s arm that was raised in victory. 9 min 42 secs

Verne Gagne v The Sheik: the Sheik was DQ’d on MD 60 after hitting both his opponent Gagne and the referee with a steel chair. Not many highlights in this one though the climax was interesting. Sheik caught Gagne in a Quick Pin Move w/ Fist Full of Tights early but Verne kicked out. The Sheik also got in a nice Double Leg Kick. Gagne executed a pair of Spinning Toe-Holds that must have pleased the high school coaches in attendance. The end came with a Gagne Figure 4 Leglock, where Hebner called for the bell on a Sheik submission, but the Sheik claimed Gagne illegally used the ropes for leverage (Sub 1-3, rolled 3). 8 min 52 secs

The British Bulldogs v The Russians: the debut for Ivan and Nikita Koloff got off to an auspicious start with a Doubleteam Airplane Spin/Knee Drop Combo. Less than 2 minutes later Ivan tired Davey Boy Smith w/a DDT and the Dynamite Kid was forced to break up the subsequent pin attempt. Nikita and Dynamite Kid soon tagged in and Nikita twice executed a Jaw Clutch then rolled the Kid up in a Small Package that Davey Boy couldn’t break up. Hebner counted to 3 and the Russians won their debut! 6 min 36 secs. The Russians led in combined END +12 to 0 at the time of the pin.
DaveP - Dec 13, 2015 - 04:36 PM
Post subject: Re: Match Day 67 Results
Derek Kraft wrote:

Gagne executed a pair of Spinning Toe-Holds that must have pleased the high school coaches in attendance. .


Perfect!
Derek Kraft - Dec 14, 2015 - 04:36 PM
Post subject: Match Day 68 Results
Match Day 68
Tacoma Dome
Tacoma, WA
Referee = Drake Wuertz

Ricky Steamboat v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: solid match with Zbyszko taking the early lead after a pair of Double Chops, an Arm Bar, a Piledriver and Dangerously tripping the Dragon. Steamboat took the lead in END (-5 to -6) after a Flying Body Press (Zbyszko used savvy to avoid the pin) and Body Slam. Knife Edge Chops exhausted Zbyszko and allowed Ricky a second chance for a pin but Larry kicked out. A second Flying Body Press finished Zbyszko off. 9 min 1 sec

Hacksaw Duggan v Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: Duggan made a great entrance (+2 heat) then used the momentum to almost get the pin early after a Bear Hug (the Iron Sheik kicked out at the last second, pin 1-4, rolled 5). A minute later Hansen tried to sneak up on Duggan after he was thrown out of the ring but the crowd warned him and Duggan kicked Hansen then dropkicked the Iron Sheik (-3 END). A Slam through the Table tired the Iranian, and a Powerbomb back in the ring gave Duggan another chance at a pin (kick out). Duggan was up +6 to -4 END. The Iron Sheik fought back with a Front Suplex and Superplex, with the latter tiring Hacksaw. A finishing Camel Clutch allowed the Iron Sheik to go for the pin and remarkably, he got it! What a comeback! 6 min 45 secs

Antonio Inoki v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: a squash match for Inoki who earned pin attempts after a Fall-Away Slam, a Cobra Twist and a Hit w/ a Chair, and pinned Patera after a Manji-Gatame (Octopus Hold). 8 min 13 secs

DESTINATION RELEGATION FINAL-TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP- The Crusher w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Mr. Saito: this was one of those matches dominated by one party but awesome nevertheless. Crusher executed just about every move in the match and finished w/ 9 pin attempts to 0 for Saito. Crusher performed the Bolo Punch 3x, but couldn’t get the pin on the tenacious Saito. Twice Crusher utilized a foreign object and was caught by Wuertz. Late in the bout he bit Saito’s forehead, risking a 3rd DQ pt and automatic disqualification, but he got away with it as Wuertz didn’t see that one. Immediately after he performed a Neck Toss Across the Ring and pinned Saito. 13 min 27 secs. The Crusher is the inaugural Retro Wrestling Federation Television Champion!

Andre the Giant v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Superstar attacked Andre pre-match and pummeled him with a slapjack (-6 END!). A Running Clothesline early by Graham tired the Giant. Superstar hit Andre again with the slapjack, this time in the ring, but unseen by the distracted Wuertz. In the 5th minute Andre found Graham’s weapon and used it on him (-8 END!), evening the match at -5 END. 2 minutes later Andre Bodyslammed Graham and went for the pin, but Superstar used his savvy. Graham applied a Bear Hug and, after Andre broke the hold, went for the pin but Andre used his savvy. The strong Graham then did the unthinkable, Bodyslammed Andre, and came agonizingly close to getting the 3-count (pin 1-5, rolled 6). The Giant responded with a painful Butt-Smash in the Corner, but Graham kicked out of the pin attempt. An exhausted Graham somehow hoisted Andre a second time and Bodyslammed him again. Wuertz went to the mat and counted 1-2-3! Graham pinned the Giant! 10 min 8 secs. The match was tied at -14 END at the time of the pin.

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering v The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious: despite there being no pin attempts in the opening 23 minutes, this match was strangely stimulating. The Freebirds executed a Doubleteam Forearm Smash Combo. Hawk distracted Wuertz while Animal choked Terry Gordy w/ tag rope. Animal threw Gordy out of the ring and Ellering greeted him with Brass Knuckles. Michael Hayes choked Animal w/ tag rope as Gordy distracted the ref. Even Ellering distracted the inattentive Wuertz, allowing Animal to perform a Backbreaker and Hawk a Flying Forearm on Hayes. The Freebirds executed a Doubleteam Eye Rake/Slingshot Suplex Combo and another Forearm Smash Combo. In the 24th minute the Warriors got the 1st pin attempt of the match after a Doubleteam Press Slam/Body Splash Combo, but Hayes used his savvy. Gordy tagged in and responded with a Fabulous Freebird Spike Piledriver, but Animal used his savvy to avoid the pin. Hawk came in and applied a Boston Crab that Hayes could not break up, but Gordy reached the ropes. Hawk again distracted the referee so Animal could use the tag rope to choke Gordy but Hayes broke up the pin attempt. The match was put to bed when Hawk caught Gordy in a Sleeper, Hayes couldn’t break it up, and Wuertz called for the bell when Gordy passed out. 27 min 11 secs. The Road Warriors retain their title yet again! At the time of the pin the ENDs were as follows: Hawk -4, Animal -11, Hayes -9 and Gordy -18.
Derek Kraft - Dec 18, 2015 - 01:34 PM
Post subject: Match Day 69 Results
Match Day 69
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Referee = Connie Marker

Jack Brisco v Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: the Honky Tonk Man’s debut in the Federation. He has joined the Hansen/Iron Sheik gang, replacing the relegated Mongolian Stomper. The match went back and forth, with Brisco executing a Body Roll Takedown and Body Slam, and HTM a Honky Tonk Hip Toss and Belly-to-Belly Suplex. In fact, after a Brisco Indian Deathlock (Honky Tonk used his savvy to avoid the submission) at the 7 minute mark, the match was even at -2 END. Brisco then dominated the rest of the way, executing the next 5 maneuvers, including the finishing Figure 4 (HTM submitted). 9 min 37 secs. I guess Hansen was looking to see what he had in his new wrestler, as he didn’t interfere even once in the match. Until the end, HTM held his own and there is some potential there.

Tito Santana v Buddy Rose: this match was tied at -1 END after 6 minutes. The 1st and only pin attempt came after a Santana Flying Slingshot in the 11th minute, and Tito got the 3-count. 10 min 33 secs

Adrian Adonis v Jesse Ventura: this rivalry is turning into an all-out feud. Adonis broke up the East-West connection on MD 34. Ventura ended up pinning Adonis on MD 48, but not after suffering an injury after being slammed through the announcer’s table. On MD 59 Adonis pinned Ventura after a Clothesline. No time was wasted in this one as Adonis rolled Ventura up in a Small Package (Jesse used savvy) then followed it up with Short-Arm Scissors. Ventura executed a Powerbomb (Adonis got his foot on the ropes). Adrian then responded with consecutive Shoulderdrops from Top Rope and finished Ventura off w/ a Sleeper, from which the Body could not escape. 4 min 17 secs

Bruno Sammartino w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Brock Lesnar: the match of the evening. Each wrestler got an early pin/sub attempt that he couldn’t capitalize on. After 8 ½ minutes the bout was tied at -2 END. Lesnar performed a Release German Suplex followed by the Brock Lock (Sammartino reached the ropes). Bruno then applied a Bear Hug, from which Brock escaped using his savvy. A Body Slam exhausted Lesnar but he was able to kick out. Sammartino followed this up with a Back Breaker but Lesnar got his foot on the ropes at the last second. Another Body Slam by Bruno and Brock was pinned. 12 mins

Jerry Lawler v Mad Dog Vachon: the “face” Lawler twice used a hidden foreign object, for which he was caught by Marker each time, and twice threw a Fireball, which Marker somehow did not see. It wasn’t until the end of the match that the “heel” Vachon did anything untoward. Lawler applied a Boston Crab early but Vachon reached the ropes. In the 11th minute Lawler got a pin attempt after the aforementioned first Fireball but an exhausted Vachon kicked out. Mad Dog exhausted Lawler w/ a Piledriver but the King used his savvy to avoid the pin. Lawler responded with his second Fireball but Vachon used his savvy to avoid the pinfall. Mad Dog then illustrated the reason for his name by biting Lawler’s forehead, and following it up w/ a Fireman’s Carry that got the 3-count from Marker. 12 min 29 secs. This commentator wonders how much longer the fans will accept Lawler as a babyface.

Rock & Roll Express v Hart Foundation w/ manager Gary Hart: Bobo Brazil grabbed the mic from Bret Hart pre-match and taunted his upcoming opponent, Bret Hart (MD 72)! Gutsy move by BB! Ricky Morton and Jim Neidhart started this one (spoiler-one of them would never leave the ring. Well, while the match was going on he didn’t leave. He didn’t die or anything, I promise you that, don’t worry). They exchanged blows and Morton tagged out. Robert Gibson executed a Knee Lift followed by a Single Dropkick then went for the pin. Bret was a little slow out of the corner (still smarting from Bobo’s taunt?) and couldn’t break it up. And Neidhart couldn’t kick out. Pin for the R&R Express at 3 min 36 secs.
Derek Kraft - Dec 18, 2015 - 02:09 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 10 + Announcements
Official Rankings # 10

Calculated after MD 69 and published only after careful consideration by our friends at Arthur Andersen

(1) World Heavyweight Champion Junkyard Dog (2)
(2) Nick Bockwinkel (1)
(3) United States Champion Jimmy Snuka (6)
(4) Ric Flair (7)
(5) Antonio Inoki (5)
(6) Tommy Rich (3)
(7) Hulk Hogan (4)
(Cool Ricky Steamboat (Cool
(9) Dean Ambrose (10)
(10) Superstar Billy Graham (NR)

US Champ Contenders
(1) Tommy Rich (NR-was the US Champ)
(2) Ricky Steamboat (2)
(3) Dean Ambrose (4)
(4) Magnum TA (5)
(5) Jack Brisco (6)
(6) Television Champion The Crusher (NR)
(7) Tito Santana (NR)

Tag Teams
(1) World Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors (1)
(2) Minnesota Wrecking Crew (3)
(3) British Bulldogs (2)
(4) The Fabulous Freebirds (4)

The number to the right of the wrestler(s) refers to the last rankings

Announcements:
(1) What an incredible 6 Match Days we have had since our last rankings/announcements. JYD took the World Heavyweight Championship back from Nick Bockwinkel. Superfly defeated Wildfire to earn the United States Championship. The Crusher survived Destination Relegation (as did Mr. Saito) and won the Television Championship. And the Road Warriors remained the only World Tag Team Champions that the Retro Wrestling Federation has had in its illustrious, albeit brief, history.
(2) The Junkyard Dog will have his hands full as he faces Nick Bockwinkel, yet again, on MD 70. And Jimmy Snuka will have to defend his newly won title against the former champ Tommy Rich on MD 72.
(3) Bockwinkel will be a busy beaver as he will also team with Sgt. Slaughter against Tito Santana and Pedro Morales on MD 71. This feud is so convoluted that it would take an hour to explain but the most important tidbit is that it was Santana who climbed into the ring and knocked out Bockwinkel, allowing JYD to win the title.
(4) And speaking of MD 71, we will also see a STEEL CAGE match btwn Verne Gagne and “the most dangerous man in the Retro Wrestling Federation ©,” the Sheik!
Derek Kraft - Dec 21, 2015 - 02:32 PM
Post subject: Match Day 70 Results
Match Day 70
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
Referee = Johnny Shorn

Ricky Steamboat v Tully Blanchard: Tully’s first bout since MD 57, when Steamboat attacked him post-match (Blanchard had pinned the Dragon) with a motorcycle helmet, knocking him out of action for a month. Here, Gene Kiniski tried to get involved in the 5th minute, but the crowd warned Steamboat and he kicked Kiniski through the ropes and dropkicked Blanchard. The Dragon controlled the match, earning 7 pin/sub attempts to 2 for Tully. Steamboat’s third Sleeper Hold of the match proved to be the finisher. 15 min 30 secs

Greg Valentine v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: squash match for Slaughter, who finished with 3 pin/sub attempts to 0 for the Hammer, and led in END at the time of the pin +1 to -13. The pin came after the 2nd Slaughter Bomb at 8 min 8 secs.

Wahoo McDaniel v Ric Flair: a battle from the beginning to the end. The raucous New York crowd pelted Flair with trash during his entrance, hitting him with a beer bottle (-2 END). Wahoo capitalized on the support early, pummeling the Nature Boy with a Piledriver (kick out) and applying an Indian Leg Lock (broke hold). Flair exhausted McDaniel with a Piledriver of his own and earned his first pin attempt (kick out). He performed a second Piledriver minutes later but Wahoo got his foot on the ropes to avoid the 3-count. Flair applied back to back Figure Fours but couldn’t get McDaniel to submit. Another Piledriver from Wahoo forced Flair to use his savvy. Less than 2 minutes later a Chop Block by Flair put Wahoo down for the count. Flair led -11 to -22 END at the time of the pin. 16 min 30 secs. Post-match, McDaniel chased Flair around the ring with a Tomahawk, much to the crowd’s delight, and managed to land a blow or two. A close examination by Dr. Brenda Buttons revealed an injury to Flair’s left forearm that will keep him inactive for 1 month.

Hulk Hogan v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the 3rd match-up between these 2 behemoths (Studd earned a tainted pinfall on MD 45 after Heenan disabled Hogan w/ a foreign object; Hogan pinned Studd on MD 49). The Hulkster dominated this one, executing a Powerbomb and even the legendary Hogan Leg Drop early, exhausting Studd only minutes into the match (Big John did manage to kick out of both pin attempts). Ken Patera snuck into the ring and applied his Swinging Neckbreaker to Hogan (-3 END). Hogan shook it off and finished Studd with a Stalling Suplex minutes later. Studd claimed a quick count (pin 1-6, rolled 6). 6 min 20 secs

Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino v The Blackjacks w/ manager Bobby Heenan: a grudge match (See MDs 53, 60, and 66) that has definitely turned into a FEUD! The Blackjacks got angry pre-match by comments made by the ringside announcers (+ 1 Heat, + 3 END). Highlights included (1) Bruiser executed a 2nd Rope Knee Drop in the 11th minute that came oh so close to pinning Blackjack Mulligan, who got his foot on the ropes just in time (pin 1-9, rolled 8 but 6 6-sided); (2) Bruno executed the same maneuver at 22:30 and Mulligan again got his foot on the ropes at the last second (pin 1-11, rolled 7 but 6 6-sided); (3) Lanza and Bruiser earned 2 DQ pts each from Shorn; and (4) Mulligan performed a devastating Jumping Piledriver in the final minute on Sammartino that gave the Blackjacks the win after Dick could not break it up! 29 min 23 secs. At the time of the pin END were as follows: Dick -7, Bruno -12, Mulligan -13, Lanza -13. Post-match, Commissioner Buttons tried to reverse the result but was bodyslammed by Heenan stablemate Ken Patera (who must be nominated for Man of the Match Day, despite not being on the card).

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Junkyard Dog v Nick Bockwinkel: a rematch of a rematch as Bockwinkel tried to regain the title from the man he won the title from but also lost the title to. Bockwinkel was hot from the start, executing 3 2-pt moves (a Knee Slam, Shoulder Block and Kick to Ribs). A tired JYD battled back, rolling Bockwinkel up in a Quick Pin Move w/ Fist Full of Tights (Nick used his savvy), executing a Shoulder Block of his own, and tiring Bockwinkel w/ a Sleeper Hold (reached ropes). Bockwinkel executed the next 5 maneuvers, including another Shoulder Block and a Sleeper that JYD could not escape from. Bockwinkel wins back the World Heavyweight Championship! 9 min 35 secs
Derek Kraft - Dec 22, 2015 - 02:03 PM
Post subject: Match Day 71 Results
Match Day 71
Civic Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Referee = Ralph Hamilton

Dean Ambrose v Mr. Saito: these 2 wrestled an excellent, back-and-forth bout on MD 63, with Ambrose getting the pin then having King Kong Brody join him in a post-match beatdown of Saito. Revenge was not had here by Saito as the Lunatic Fringe dominated, with 6 pin/sub attempts to 0 for Saito. A Figure 4 Leglock forced a reluctant submission out of Saito, who 3x in the match kicked out or got his foot on the ropes at the last second. 8 min 48 secs

Otto Wanz w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Randy Savage: a pre-match Savage sneak attacked failed (-2 END). A quick bout that ended when Wanz Powerbombed a tired Macho Man then got the 3-count from Hamilton. 4 min 55 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Gene Kiniski: a No Contest was declared in the opening minute after The Russians stormed the ring and flattened both combatants. 33 secs

Andre the Giant v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: on MD 59, after foul play by both parties, Bundy pinned Andre. This one never got started as The Honky Tonk Man smashed his guitar over the Giant on the entrance ramp. Andre couldn’t make it to the ring and was counted out!

Tito Santana & Pedro Morales v Nick Bockwinkel & Sgt. Slaughter: Bockwinkel and Slaughter team up for the first time. Bockwinkel wanted revenge for Santana causing him to lose the World Heavyweight Championship (since regained) to JYD on MD 64 (while the ref was dazed, and Bockwinkel about to pin JYD, Santana KOd the champ and rolled JYD on top of him). Santana & Morales didn’t like Slaughter’s interference on MD 65, which allowed Lars Anderson of the Minnesota Wrecking Crew to use a foreign object on Morales. And Slaughter can’t be happy that on MD 65 Morales comfortably pinned him. Here, Santana and Slaughter exchanged blows early, with the former executing a Suplex and the latter a Chest Breaker and Stalling Suplex. The turning point looked like it came when Bockwinkel botched interference and clocked Slaughter with a chair (-8 END). But Slaughter was able to tag out and Bockwinkel came in. Bockwinkel hit Santana twice with a foreign object, earning 2 DQ pts from Hamilton, and risked a 3rd with a Blatant Choke, but Hamilton was distracted. Morales couldn’t break up a Bockwinkel Sleeper and Hamilton called for the bell at 7 min 11 secs.

STEEL CAGE MATCH: Verne Gagne v The Sheik: an admittedly bland evening was spiced up by this entertaining affair. The 3rd bout between these two, with the 1st on MD 60 ending with a Sheik DQ and the 2nd with a Sheik submission, though he claimed Gagne used the ropes for leverage. Here, the Sheik executed the 1st 4 moves, including using a foreign object that he snuck into the cage somehow. Hamilton caught him though and took the plexor (small reflex hammer) away from him. Dr. Brenda Buttons was seen putting the medical instrument into her black bag. The Sheik and Gagne exchanged Head Rams into the Cage, though the Sheik was the only one cut. A Release German Suplex at the 5:30 mark tied the match at -3 END. The Sheik executed 4 of the next 6 moves, including an Arabian Facebuster and a Whip into the Cage, exhausting Gagne, but the face was able to kick out of the pin. Gagne then dominated the rest of the way, earning 4 pin attempts and getting the win after a Head Ram into the Cage (the Sheik was bleeding profusely by this point). 11 min 49 secs
Derek Kraft - Dec 24, 2015 - 12:49 PM
Post subject: Match Day 72 Results
Match Day 72
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, OH
Referee = Tom Hamilton

John Cena v Seth Rollins: a solid opening match that was tied at +2 END at the 6:30 mark, but it was Rollins who was executing all the 2+ pt moves, including a pair of Diving High Knees, a Diving Splash and a Belly-to-Back Suplex. A Curb Stomp at 8:30 forced Cena to use his savvy then a follow up Diving Elbow Drop exhausted him (he kicked out of the pin). 2 moves later Rollins hit him w/ a chair but Cena kicked out at the last second. Cena then fought back, executing 6 of the next 7 moves, including a Hit w/ a Chair and a Throwback, but it was too little too late as a Curb Stomp followed by a Burning Hammer finished him off. Cena claimed a quick count (pin 1-6, rolled 6) but Rollins was declared the winner. Rollins led -6 to -19 END at the time of the pin. 14 min 51 secs

Bobo Brazil v Bret Hart w/ manager Gary Hart: on MD 69 Bobo grabbed the mic from Bret Hart before the latter’s tag team bout and taunted him! Here, after 5 minutes of feeling each other out, albeit with a Chair on Hart’s behalf and a Forearm Smash to the Back on Brazil’s, it was tied at -2 END. Bobo seemed to gain the upper hand with an Atomic Drop and Piledriver, but after Jim Neidhart jumped onto the apron and distracted Hamilton, Hart dropped a highly illegal 2nd Rope Piledriver (-7 END!) and pinned the exhausted Brazil. 7 min 40 secs

Magnum TA v Stan Hansen: TA seemed to be in control of this one (he had the first 3 pin attempts, albeit unsuccessful, with a Quick Roll Up, Fireman’s Carry and Release German Suplex), but Hansen did enough to stay in the match. Then the Bad Man from Borger rallied, executing 8 of 9 moves, including a Running Corner Attack, hitting TA with a Fan’s Prosthetic Leg (Magnum kicked out at the last second, pin 1-4, rolled 5), and a Body Slam (Magnum used savvy). After all that, TA responded by hitting Hansen with a chair and got the pin at 12 min 20 secs.

Dick the Bruiser v Harley Race: this is probably just a case of 2 men being too much alike. Either that or Bruiser took offense to being on the wrong end of a Piledriver by Race on MD 62 (causing Bruiser to be counted out before his match with Big John Studd). Sylvester Stallone was at ringside and got involved in the hullabaloo pre-match (+1 Heat to both). Race executed 9 of the first 10 moves of the match, including hitting Dick with a Nightstick and a Running Clothesline, and getting a pin attempt after a DDT (kick out), but it was Bruiser who won the match after a DDT of his own stunned Harley and he got the improbable pin (pin 1-3, rolled 2). 5 min 39 secs

High Flyer v Iron Sheik & Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: Jim Brunzell and the Honky Tonk Man started the match and exchanged blows, with Brunzell getting the better of him. The Iron Sheik tagged in and immediately the heels executed a Doubleteam Move Double Powerbomb, earning a DQ pt from the stickler Hamilton. Gagne tagged in and executed 7 of the next 8 moves, including an Arm Stretcher and Quick Roll Up Pin, but the Iron Sheik kicked out. The Iranian’s single move in the sequence was a Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Tights, which forced Gagne to use his savvy. The Iron Sheik tagged out and HTM came in hot, performing a Diving Fist Drop and the finishing Shake Rattle & Roll. Brunzell couldn’t break up the pin attempt and Hamilton counted to 3. 9 min 25 secs

UNITES STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Jimmy Snuka v Tommy Rich: a rematch from MD 66 when Snuka won the belt from Rich after a series of aerial maneuvers that culminated in a Diving Headbutt and pin. Here, Rich got upset at the pre-match comments made by the announcers (+ 1 Heat, + 3 END). Snuka opened by slamming Wildfire into the Turnbuckle, and Rich responded by flipping Superfly over into a Small Package (Snuka got his foot on the ropes just in time-pin 1-4, rolled 1, but 6 6-sided). Rich earned a DQ point after hitting Snuka with a chair. Rich caught Snuka again in a Small Package and this time got the 3 count from Hamilton, although Snuka claimed it was a quick-count (pin 1-5, rolled 5). 4 min 8 secs. Tommy Rich is once again the United States Champion!
Derek Kraft - Dec 26, 2015 - 11:38 PM
Post subject: Match Day 73 Results
Match Day 73
Rosemont Horizon
Rosemont, IL
Referee = Bruno Lauer

Roddy Piper v Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: the crowd did not love Piper pre-match (-1 Heat). HTM opened with 4 straight moves, including a Belly-to-Belly Suplex and Diving Elbow Smash. Piper responded w/ Bite Forehead, after Punch to Groin and got a pin attempt after a Big Right Hand (foot on ropes). Piper got a DQ pt w/ another Bite Forehead then a 2d pt after another Punch to Groin. HTM caught Roddy in a Sleeper (savvy), hit him w/ a Shake Rattle & Roll (kick out), exhausted him with a Fireman’s Carry Takedown, then got another pin attempt after a Scoop Slam (kick out). Piper got in a 3rd Bite Forehead then Repeated Punches. Hansen swung the branding iron but hit HTM and not Piper. Another Bite Forehead by Piper forced Lauer to call for the DQ and bell. 11 min 30 secs. Post-match, the crowd were not happy w/ the babyface Piper’s antics; 4 Bites and 2 Punches to the Groin were unacceptable to this Midwestern crowd. Another night like this and perhaps Piper returns to being a heel.

Jack Brisco v Jesse Ventura: until the very end, the only pin/sub attempt came on a Sleeper by Ventura in the 2nd minute (reached ropes). Multi-point moves included a Piledriver, Hip Roll, bash with a Souvenir Baseball Bat and Bodyslam by the Body, and pairs of German Suplexes and Hits w/ a Chair for Brisco. At the 11 minute mark the match was tied at -8 END. One minute later Ventura performed a Powerbomb and got the pin. 12 min 13 secs

Junkyard Dog v Randy Savage: this looked like a good one. Savage executed a Release German Suplex and cut JYD after hitting him w/ a chair. JYD got a pin attempt after a DDT (kick out) and performed an Irish Whip into the Corner. Then all hell broke loose when The Russians stormed the ring and flattened both the Macho Man and JYD. No contest ruled! 7 min 6 secs

Antonio Inoki v Brock Lesnar: a 3 move match consisting of an opening Small Package for Inoki (kick out), a retaliatory Triple Powerbomb by Brock and a Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Tights by Inoki that got the pin. 1 min 40 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Gene Kiniski: the Russians KOd both these guys in the first minute on MD 71, causing a No Contest. This one was excellent. Kiniski earned an early pin attempt after a Bridging German Suplex (Rhodes used savvy) then bashed Rhodes w/ a Slapjack. Dusty executed a Power Slam and a minute later applied a Figure 4 (reached ropes). Kiniski executed 2 of his finishing Backbreakers, exhausting Rhodes, but couldn’t get the pin. At the 9 min mark Kiniski was up 0 to -13 END. Dusty then executed 6 straight moves, including another Power Slam, and exhausted Gene. This looked to be one of those matches where someone is down big, battles back but then loses, as Kiniski executed yet another Backbreaker, but Rhodes found the internal strength to kick out (pin 1-12, rolled 15). The American Dream would not die though, and Dusty executed 5 straight moves, all resulting in pin attempts, including 4 of his finishing Bionic Elbows . Twice, Kiniski kicked out at the very last second, and Rhodes claimed a slow count (for example, 1-7 pin, rolled 8, which would have been a pin but Lauer is -1 for heels). The 4th Bionic Elbow though resulted in a pin for Rhodes. 15 min 58 secs. At the time of pin Dusty led in END -18 to -29. Great bout!

The Crusher & Otto Wanz w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Larry Zbyszko & The Sheik: this match had its origin in MD 67 when , during his pre-match interview before his Destination Relegation semifinals bout, the Crusher was attacked by Zbyszko and the Sheik (-10 END). Crusher somehow overcame the attack and won the bout (and kept his place in the RWF, then won the TV Championship). This one went back and forth and was very good. In the 6th minute the Sheik hit Wanz w/ a Shield. 3 minutes later Ric Flair appeared ringside, distracted Lauer, and the Sheik again used the Shield on Crusher (-10 END!!!). The Sheik then applied his Camel Clutch, Wanz couldn’t break it up, and an exhausted Crusher was forced to submit. 9 min 36 secs. Just like the Sheik drew it up back in the locker room.
Derek Kraft - Dec 27, 2015 - 01:46 PM
Post subject: Match Day 74 Results
Match Day 74
Metropolitan Sports Center
Bloomington, MN
Referee = Tim Fuller
“Bad Night for Managers”

Jerry Lawler v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: on MD 64 Patera and tag team partner King Kong Bundy attempted a pre-match sneak attack against their opponents The Midnight Rockers, but were thwarted by Jerry Lawler who clobbered them w/ a Steel Chair (-7 END!). The heels were DQd in the bout. Quick bout here, featuring a Fireball, Back Suplex and 3 pin attempts, all by Lawler, who got the pin w/ a Small Package at 5 min 9 secs.

Adrian Adonis v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Adonis slipped and fell during his entrance (-1 Heat, -3 END). Adonis chased and KOd Al Kaissey at ringside. He should have focused less on the manager and more time on his opponent as Slaughter hit him w/ a Cannon Ball then applied the Cobra Clutch and got the submission. 4 min 35 secs

Pedro Morales v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Studd opened with 4 consecutive multi-point moves, including a pair of Body Slams and a Bear Hug. He exhausted Morales after hitting him with a chair. Studd got pin attempts after an Airplane Spin, another Hit w/ a Chair, and and Inverted Backbreaker and Sleeper, but Morales got out of all of them. Morales could not withstand a Studd Piledriver though, and Big John got the pin at 9 min 51 secs. Morales claimed a quick count (pin 1-7, rolled 7). Post-match, Studd announced that he was done with Heenan and his gang (Patera, Bundy, etc) and would “focus solely on acquiring the Television Championship.” Wow!

Rick Martel v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: very good match, with some nefarious involvement by Dangerously, who twice tossed his mobile phone to Zbyszko. It was used in the ring both times, but the second time by Martel, who intercepted it. Martel earned 5 pin/sub attempts to Zbyszko’s 2, and finished him off w/ the following sequence: Airplane Spin, Boston Crab, Slingshot Splash and Release German Suplex. Martel led in END -3 to -20 at the time of the pin. 10 min 46 secs

Hulk Hogan v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the crowd booed Bundy mercilessly pre-match (+ 1 Heat). Hogan barely broke a sweat, executing all 6 moves in the match, including a Superplex, and got the pin after a Powerbomb (pin 1-2, rolled 1). 2 min 56 secs.

NON TITLE-BOUT: The Rock & Roll Express v World Tag Team Champions Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering: Hawk almost pinned Ricky Morton early w/ a Small Package but the Rock & Roller kicked out at the last second. Robert Gibson tagged in and bashed Hawk w/ a chair then hit him w/ a Jumping High Kick. Animal tagged in and executed a pair of Gorilla Press Slams. Then some insanity occurred, as Ellering smashed Animal, seemingly intentionally, w/a Flashlight, KOing and causing him to be pinned. 7 min 13 secs. Post-match, the Warriors announced the firing of Ellering (well, duh) and that they officially turned face.
Derek Kraft - Dec 28, 2015 - 02:33 PM
Post subject: Match Day 75 Results
Match Day 75
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Irvine, CA
Referee = Brad Robinson
“Heels 4-1-1” or “if you bet the under on the 10 minutes over/under, you went 5-1”

Tito Santana v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: although Santana broke out of an early Superstar Bear Hug he could not kick out of the subsequent pin attempt. He did claim a quick count (pin 1-6, rolled 6). 1 min 33 secs

Bruno Sammartino w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Buddy Rose: the Playboy got in a Body Slam and Forearm Smash to Chest and applied a SUB hold, the Sleeper, that Bruno escaped from, but Sammartino proved too much with a Lariat, Press Slam, Hit w/ a Chair and a back to back Bear Hug and Back Breaker finale that allowed him to get the pin. 5 min 39 secs

Ricky Steamboat v Tully Blanchard: Tully pinned the Dragon on MD 57 only to have Ricky attack him post-match with a motorcycle helmet. Blanchard returned to action on MD 70 and found himself on the losing end of a Steamboat Sleeper in a hard fought battle. Here, Blanchard had a nice sequence early that included a Delayed Knee Drop, Arm Lock and Quick Roll Up Pin (kick out). Steamboat then dominated the rest of the way, executing 14 straight moves, including 4 pin attempts, but he couldn’t finish off Blanchard. In the 12th minute the referee, Robinson, was inadvertently KOd during a Superplex, as were the combatants. Tom Foley rushed to the ring and reached a 20-count. Double count-out! 11 min 36 secs

Hacksaw Duggan v Mad Dog Vachon: Hacksaw’s pre-match interview was interrupted by Bret Hart, promoting his own upcoming rematch against Bobo Brazil (+1 Heat Hart, -1 Heat Hacksaw). Mad Dog got an early pin after a head-rattling Piledriver. 2 min 44 secs

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion The Crusher w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: just as happened before the Destination Relegation Semifinal on MD 67, Crusher was attacked during his pre-match interview by The Sheik and Larry Zbyszko (-10 END!!!). Unlike that day, Crusher could not recover from the devastation. The match was made even more interesting when Foley caught the Iron Sheik hitting Crusher w/ a chair, earning him his 2nd DQ pt. But the Iranian finished Crusher with the succeeding Piledriver. 8 min 16 secs. The Iron Sheik is your new Retro Wrestling Federation Television Champion!

Junkyard Dog & Randy Savage v The Russians: the Russians interfered in the JYD/Savage match back on MD 73, steamrolling both grapplers. Cleary, the only thing for JYD and Savage to do was team up and take on the nefarious Russians. Ever the sportsman, Savage offered a handshake to Nikita Koloff pre-match. Never the sportsman, Koloff dropped a Piledriver on the unsuspecting Macho Man (-5 END!). And then things went downhill for JYD/Savage. Nikita whacked Randy with a Chain then Ivan bashed JYD w/ a Fan’s Oxygen Tank (don’t worry, security and Dr. Brenda Buttons rushed ringside and re-hooked up the tank to the fan). A 2nd Rope Russian Sickle exhausted and finished off JYD, and the Russians got their 2nd victory in the Federation. 4 min 36 secs
Derek Kraft - Dec 30, 2015 - 10:11 AM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 11
Official Rankings # 11

Calculated after MD 75 and audited by Arthur Andersen, accountants you can trust

(1) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel (2)
(2) Ric Flair (4)
(3) Junkyard Dog (1)
(4) Antonio Inoki (5)
(5) United States Champion Tommy Rich (6)
(6) Hulk Hogan (7)
(7) Jimmy Snuka (3)
(Cool Dean Ambrose (9)
(9) Superstar Billy Graham (10)
(10) Rick Steamboat (Cool

US Champ Contenders
(1) Jimmy Snuka (NR-was the US Champ)
(2) Dean Ambrose (3)
(3) Ricky Steamboat (2)
(4) Magnum TA (4)
(5) Mad Dog Vachon (NR)
(6) Jerry Lawler (NR)
(7) Television Champion The Iron Sheik (NR)

Tag Teams
(1) World Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors (1)
(2) The Russians (NR)
(3) Minnesota Wrecking Crew (2)
(4) The British Bulldogs (3)

The number to the right of the wrestler(s) refers to his (their) previous ranking
Derek Kraft - Jan 01, 2016 - 08:52 PM
Post subject: Match Day 76 Results
Match Day 76
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Oakland, CA
Referee = Dick Wohrle

Jimmy Snuka v Jesse Ventura: Superfly dominated this one, earning 9 pin/sub attempts to 0 for Ventura. Snuka came close to getting the pin at the 5:30 mark after a Flying Body Press but the Body got his foot on the ropes just in time. Both wrestlers spilled out of the ring immediately after and Wohrle started to count them out but Harley Race popped up and disabled Wohrle. By the time replacement referee Jack Pesek arrived, both Snuka and Ventura were back in the ring. Snuka executed the final 3 moves of the match, a Missile Dropkick, Knee Drop and finally a Hit w/ a Chair, unnoted by Pesek, which allowed him to get the pin. Snuka led -1 to -19 END at the time of the pin. 11 min 14 secs

Bobo Brazil v Bret Hart w/ manager Gary Hart: Bobo called Bret out on MD 69 then on MD 72 the Hitman pinned Brazil after delivering a highly illegal 2nd Rope Piledriver (as Jim Neidhart distracted the referee). Here, Hart tried to use Pepper Spray on Brazil pre-match but the latter turned the spray on Hart (-4 END!). Hart caught Brazil w/ a Sleeper (reached ropes) but Brazil held his own early, executing among other moves a Power Slam and Stalling Suplex. The Hitman then dominated the 2nd half of the match, earning 6 pin attempts and getting the pin after his 3rd Sharpshooter at 8 min 54 secs.

Magnum TA v Brock Lesnar: the commentators irritated Lesnar pre-match and he went off on them (+ 1 Heat, + 3 END). The match opened w/ Magnum finding Brock’s hidden foreign object (a Simon Says game) and using it (-8 END)!!! Each wrestler got in a couple of good moves early as Magnum performed a Piledriver and Stalling Suplex and Lesnar a Release German Suplex and Overhead Bell-to-Belly Suplex. MTA exhausted Brock w/ a Fireman’s Carry then earned 2 more pin attempts, finishing him off w/ a Sleeper Hold. 9 min 44 secs. Gene Kiniski entered the ring post-match and joined Lesnar in beating down Magnum TA.

Andre the Giant v Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: HTM smashed Andre w/ his guitar on MD 71, preventing Andre from having his bout against King Kong Bundy. Here, Roddy Piper prevented Honky Tonk Man from attacking Andre w/ a chair pre-match (-7 END for HTM!!!), earning some good will from the crowd, who he appeared to lose on MD 73 when he was DQ’d after executing 5 illegal maneuvers. Once the match officially started, Andre introduced a Nightstick to Honky Tonk Man’s head followed by a Choke. Then both wrestlers and the referee Pesek were inadvertently KOd during a Giant Superplex. Larry Lisowski rushed to the ring and reached a 20-count. Double count-out! 1 min 56 secs

Hacksaw Duggan & Roddy Piper v Mr. Saito & Gene Kiniski: by my count there are least 6 actions resulting in animosity btwn these grapplers. The last 2 were a Kiniski pin on Piper on a singles bout on MD 67 and a Saito/Kiniski DQ after Rick Flair entered the ring and DDTd Piper (the heels then brutally beat Duggan and Piper, causing them to miss 2 weeks). Here, the High Flyers were ringside as Saito/Kiniski made their entrance, distracting the heels (-3 END for each!). This was a pretty even bout until the end. Roddy got the 1st pin attempt after a Big Right Hand but Saito got his foot on the ropes at the last second. 4 minutes later Kiniski executed a Backbreaker on Duggan but Piper broke up the pin. Piper delivered a 2nd Big Right Hand, exhausting Kiniski, but Gene used his savvy to avoid the pin. Piper followed up w/ a Sleeper but Saito came in and clobbered Piper. Saito then threw Salt into Piper’s face but was not caught by Lisowski. Kiniski tagged out and Saito got a pin attempt after a Bridging German Suplex but a tired Piper used his savvy. A minute later Hacksaw tagged in and went nuts, delivering in order a Three Point Stance Clothesline (Kiniski broke up the pin), grabbing the Brass Knuckles thrown into the ring by Kiniski and using them on Saito (-10 END!), then Whacking him w/ a 2x4 and getting the 3-count for the victory. 16 min 52 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Verne Gagne v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: Gagne rolled the Champ up in a Small Package early but Bockwinkel kicked out. A few minutes later they brawled into the crowd and were counted out by Lisowski. 4 min 14 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 02, 2016 - 11:43 PM
Post subject: Match Day 77 Results
Match Day 77
Community War Memorial
Rochester, NY
Referee = Tom “Rocky” Stone

Greg Valentine v Gene Kiniski: except for when Mr. Saito entered the ring (but the crowd warned Valentine and he kicked him through the ropes before dropkicking Kiniski), the Hammer couldn’t get anything going. Kiniski had all 3 pin attempts in the bout and got the 3-count after a Backbreaker at 7 min 11 secs. In a bit of overkill Playboy Buddy Rose joined Kiniski in a post-match beatdown of Valentine.

Wahoo McDaniel v Big John Studd: Wahoo got the pin early on Big John w/ the following sequence: Suplex, Apache Backbreaker and Small Package. 3 min 35 secs. Not an impressive debut for the manager-less Studd.

Jerry Lawler v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: a little history btwn these 2 (Lawler prevented a pre-match sneak attack by Bundy and his tag team partner Ken Patera against the Midnight Rockers on MD 64, clobbering the pair w/ a steel chair). The match was tied at -1 END after 4 min 30 secs, w/ each wrestler bashing the other w/ a chair and Lawler executing an Atomic Drop and Back Suplex and KKB a Stalling Suplex. Lawler then performed the final 3 moves, including a pair of 2nd Rope Fist Drops, getting the pin after the 2nd. 6 min 6 secs

Hulk Hogan v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: Slaughter was inadvertently whipped into Rocky Stone, and the referee called for the bell and DQd Slaughter. Slaughter beat Stone senseless! 33 secs

Kangaroos v Ox Baker & Baron Von Raschke: Todd Sinclair was the new referee. King Kong Bundy and Ken Patera jumped the ‘Roos pre-match, but the Aussies fought them off. Al Costello then took to the mic and challenged Bundy and Patera to a match on MD 79, which the heels gladly accepted. Kent never made it into the ring here, except for when he broke up a Baker Bear Hug and tried to break up Baker pin/sub attempts after a Running Knee Smash (Costello kicked out) and Boston Crab (reached ropes). A Sleeper Hold by Baker forced the submission from Costello. 5 min 48 secs

Dick the Bruiser v Harley Race: Race performed a Piledriver on Bruiser on MD 62, causing the latter to be counted out before his match against Big John Studd. On MD 72 Race and Dick went head to head and while Race dominated Dick got the pin after a devastating DDT. Here, Hacksaw Duggan grabbed the mic pre-match and taunted Gene Kiniski and Mr. Saito, with whom he and Roddy Piper are feuding (+1 Heat Hacksaw, -1 Heat Race). Dick got the 1st pin attempt with a Quick Roll Up but Race got his foot on the ropes. Harley responded w/ the exact same move, albeit w/ a fist full of tights, but Bruiser used his savvy. Race DDTd Dick but he kicked out of the pin attempt. 4 minutes later Bruiser hit Race w/ a 2nd Rope Knee Drop forcing Race to use his savvy. At the 10:30 mark Race performed a Piledriver on Bruiser (savvy), squaring the match at -11 END. Harley liked that so much he immediately did it again and this time almost got the pin (Bruiser kicked out at the last second). Race delivered a 3rd Piledriver less than 2 minutes later and got the pin. 12 min 43 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 05, 2016 - 04:06 PM
Post subject: Match Day 78 Results
Match Day 78
Boston Garden
Boston, MA
Referee = Red Shoes Unno

John Cena v Seth Rollins: Rollins pinned Cena on MD 72 after almost 15 minutes of solid action. Here, Cena earned all 4 pin attempts in the match, exhausting Rollins with an Attitude Adjustment and finishing him off w/ a Release German Suplex. 12 min 20 secs

Antonio Inoki v Mr. Saito: quick bout that opened w/ a Saito Blatant Low Blow (-5 END) and ended soon after w/ the following sequence performed by Inoki: Seated Armbar, Cross Armbreaker, Fall-Away Slam, Cobra Twist and Sleeper Hold. Unno called for the bell after Saito failed to reach the ropes or break out of the Sleeper. 3 min 10 secs

Otto Wanz w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v The Sheik: the most dangerous man in the Retro Wrestling Federation continued his war with all things Bruiser-related, and on MD 78 that meant Otto Wanz. The Sheik tried to set the tone from the outset w/ a Fireball, but was reprimanded by Red Shoes. Wanz dominated the match though, executing the final 6 moves, including a Power Slam that allowed him to get the pin at 8 min 39 secs.

Junkyard Dog v Stan Hansen: JYD took the World Heavyweight Championship from Hansen on MD 34 then, to prove his victory was no fluke, pinned him again on MD 57. This match was tied at -6 END after 9:30 with no pin/sub attempts. Then Hansen performed a Texas Stomp, Unno made the 3-count and the Bad Man from Borger, Texas had his 1st victory over his nemesis. 10 min 3 secs

Midnight Rockers v Original Midnight Express: on MD 31 the Express were DQd in the first Midnight Battle. And here, just as on that fateful day, a Midnight Express pre-match sneak attack failed (-2 END)! Solid match with a limited number of pin/sub attempts. Randy Rose got the 1st in the 8th minute when he applied a Boston Crab to Marty Jannetty but Shawn Michaels broke it up. In the 14th minute Dennis Condrey knocked out Red Shoes then Rose applied a series of illegal moves on Michaels before Unno recovered. Jannetty tagged in and was caught in a Sleeper by Rose. Michaels couldn’t break it up and Unno called for the bell. The Rockers insisted that Unno called for the bell too soon (sub 1-5, rolled 5) but the decision stood. 15 min 20 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: Dean Ambrose v Champion Tommy Rich: Ambrose blocked a pre-match sneak attack by Rich (+3 END for the challenger) and the violence continued when the bell rang to signal the official start of the match. Ambrose executed a Turnbuckle Ram then hit Rich 2x with a chair, earning 1 DQ warning from Unno. Rich responded in kind. But a quick DDT by the Lunatic Fringe put the US Champ on the mat, Red Shoes counted 1-2-3, and Dean Ambrose was the new RWF United States Champion! 3 min 30 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 06, 2016 - 07:06 PM
Post subject: Wrestler Updates Part 1 of 2
I thought it would be interesting to give a little more info about the activities of the superstars in the Retro Wrestling Federation. I am limiting it to wrestlers still in the RWF who have wrestled in at least 10 matches. For now, I am just doing singles wrestlers and the rankings referred to are the singles rankings. This is Part 1 of 2. There is no rhyme or reason to the order except that is the current order the index cards I record the results on are arranged. All of the information should be accurate through MD 78 (all complaints and corrections should be submitted to our accountants, the upstanding Arthur Andersen).

Key: Using Dusty Rhodes as an example, he has won 9 matches, lost 6 and drawn 2. He has been ranked in 7 of the 11 rankings and his highest ranking has been # 2. If you look at Jesse Ventura you see his record then dashes-he has never been ranked.

Dusty Rhodes: 9-6-2, 7/11 (2) – pinned Nick Bockwinkel on MD14 then challenged Stan Hansen for World Heavyweight Championship on MD 16 but was pinned. Since then he has been pinned by Tommy Rich, Ric Flair and in a steel cage match by Harley Race

Superstar Billy Graham: 11-5-1, 7/11 (4) – pinned Jimmy Snuka on MD 12 and Andre the Giant on MD 68; 2 of his 5 losses have been DQs and he has been pinned only by Dick the Bruiser, Bruno Sammartino and Dean Ambrose, so no shame there; currently on a 4 match win streak

Jimmy Snuka: 8-7, 5/11 (3) – lost his 1st 4 matches but rebounded quite nicely; challenged Bockwinkel for World Heavyweight Championship on MD 52 but was pinned; pinned Tommy Rich to win the United States Championship on MD 66 but lost it immediately after in the rematch on MD 72

Jesse Ventura: 3-7-1 ------ - pinned former tag team partner Adrian Adonis on MD 48 but has been pinned by(MD 59) and submitted to (MD 69) him since; best win was a pin of Jack Brisco on MD 73

Andre the Giant: 4-4-3, 1/11 (5) - made the finals of the tournament that opened the RWF and crowned the inaugural World Heavyweight Champion but lost to Stan Hansen; has only won 1 match since (3 losses, 3 draws) but did suffer a devastating injury that caused him to miss 3 months

Ricky Steamboat: 11-3-2, 8/11 (3) – a 6 match win streak culminated in a victory over Jerry Lawler for the United States Championship on MD 33; lost it immediately after to Tommy Rich on MD 37; in rematch on MD 42 was pinned by Rich; all in all has been quite impressive; currently feuding with Tully Blanchard

Randy Savage: 4-7-1 ------ - fair to say his RWF career has been a disappointment thus far; all 4 wins have been against wrestlers since relegated; has been pinned by Jimmy Snuka, Ricky Steamboat and Dean Ambrose, so he has some “good” losses; needs some wins against top-flight competition

Jack Brisco: 7-5-2, 3/11 (Cool – had a 4 match win steak then challenged Tommy Rich for the United States Championship (2 double count-outs followed by loss via pin); on one hand has exceeded expectations but on the other hand of his 7 wins the Honky Tonk Man is the only opponent still in the RWF

Gene Kiniski: 7-6-3, 1/11 (9) – best wins were against Bruno Sammartino, Otto Wanz and Wahoo McDAniel; most of his losses were against good competition (Ricky Steamboat, Jimmy Snuka, Dusty Rhodes); currently in a feud along with his tag team partner Mr. Saito against Roddy Piper and Hacksaw Duggan

Roddy Piper: 4-7 ------ - has too many losses to be taken too seriously but has pinned Jimmy Snuka and Otto Wanz

Magnum TA: 8-0-2 ------ - wait, why hasn’t he been ranked? Drew his 1st 2 matches but has since won 8 straight, including pins of Jerry Lawler, Bret Hart and Stan Hansen; becoming a force

The Iron Sheik: 7-5-2 ----- - has been surprisingly good, considering the competition he has faced, defeating Bruno Sammartino 2x, including a steel cage pin, and the Crusher 2x, including in a win for the Television Championship on MD 75 (currently holds title)

Harley Race: 7-6-3, 1/11 (7) – inconsistent but against good competition; has feuded with Brock Lesnar and Dusty Rhodes, pinning both in steel cage matches; now feuding with Dick the Bruiser

Dick the Bruiser: 10-8, 7/11 (3) – 2 of his losses were DQs and 1 was a pre-match count-out; pinned Verne Gagne and Superstar Billy Graham; has been pinned 2x by Nick Bockwinkel; has feuded with Big John Studd and is currently feuding with Harley Race; leader of a gang including The Crusher, Bruno Sammartino and Otto Wanz, who are currently feuding with The Sheik and Larry Zbyszko

Larry Zbyszko: 6-7-1 ------ - pinned Verne Gagne and got submissions from Dean Ambrose and Jimmy Snuka; most losses have been against good competition (Dusty Rhodes, Magnum TA, Ricky Steamboat); teamed up with The Sheik and currently feuding with Dick the Bruiser’s gang

Bruno Sammartino: 8-5-1, 4/11 (6) – best win was a pin of Superstar Billy Graham; has feuded with The Iron Sheik, losing 2 of 3; in Dick the Bruiser’s gang and feuding with The Sheik and Larry Zbyszko

Rick Martel: 8-6-1 ------ - pinned Tommy Rich and Larry Zbyszko; lost to Jerry Lawler in the original match for the United States Championship and, honestly, has not been the same since; 2 losses to the new and improved Ric Flair; should rise again and challenge for the Television Championship if not the United States Championship

Jerry Lawler: 11-4-1, 5/11 (5) – the inaugural United States Champion after pinning Rick Martel on MD 29; lost it immediately on MD 33 to Ricky Steamboat; pinned by Tommy Rich and Magnum TA

Adrian Adonis: 5-6 ------ - pinned by Bruno Sammartino, Tommy Rich and the Junkyard Dog; turned face on MD 34 after pinning Rick Martel; feuding with former tag team partner Jesse Ventura (2-1 against him)

Brock Lesnar: 4-6-1 ----- - pinned by Ricky Steamboat after being hit with a bat by Harley Race: feuded with Race and lost in a steel cage match; on a 4 match losing streak, albeit against quality opponents (Jerry Lawler, Antonio Inoki, Bruno Sammartino and Magnum TA); a little disappointing

The Crusher: 6-7-1 ----- - won Destination Relegation, avoiding the boot and becoming the Television Champion; immediately lost the title on MD 75 to The Iron Sheik; in Dick the Bruiser’s gang and currently feuding with The Sheik and Larry Zbyszko
Derek Kraft - Jan 12, 2016 - 07:30 PM
Post subject: Wrestler Updates Part 2 of 2
John Studd: 4-9 -------- - best win were pins of Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino; feuding with Hogan (1-2); after pinning Pedro Morales on MD 74 he renounced his gang, manager, etc, and proclaimed his focus to be the Television Championship; gonna need some wins if he is going to achieve that

King Kong Bundy: 5-8 ------ - pinned Andre the Giant on MD 59; teams w/ Ken Patera; plethora of “good” losses (Dusty, Hogan, Lawler)

Pedro Morales: 6-6 ------- - solid mid-card wrestler; teaming with Tito Santana

Wahoo McDaniel: 5-5-1 ----- - best win a pin of Larry Zbyszko; pinned by Nick Bockwinkel and Ric Flair; feuded with Sgt. Slaughter, losing in a Steel Cage

Hulk Hogan: 9-4, 4/11 (4) – 2 of his losses were before he went to Japan and trained; feuding with John Studd (2-1) and Sgt. Slaughter (2-0); a World Heavyweight Championship contender, though has yet to wrestle for the belt

Sgt. Slaughter: 6-7-1 ------ - most of his losses were against very good competition (Nick Bockwinkel, Junkyard Dog, Hulk Hogan); feuded with Wahoo McDaniel, pinning him inside a Cage; currently feuding with Hulk Hogan (0-2)

Buddy Rose: 3-7-1 ------ - probably would have been in Destination Relegation if he wrestled enough matches; a glorified jobber

Verne Gagne: 10-5-2, 5/11 (2) – feuded with the Sheik, winning all 3 matches, including a pin in a Steel Cage; most of his losses were “good” (Dick the Bruiser, Stan Hansen as World Heavyweight Champion, Nick Bockwinkel); no signature wins though (1st bout was a DQ win over Superstar Billy Graham); challenged again for the World Heavyweight Championship on MD 76 against Bockwinkel but Double Count-Out

Nick Bockwinkel 13-3-1, 1/11 (1) – Ranked # 1 in 5 of the 11 rankings (the most of any wrestler); clearly in the lead to win Wrestler of the Year; 2x and current World Heavyweight Champion; only losses were to Stan Hansen (in opening tournament), Dusty Rhodes and Junkyard Dog; won World Heavyweight Championship on MD 40 v JYD, lost it to him on MD 64 then won it back on MD 70; has pinned JYD 2x, Dick the Bruiser 2x, Bruno Sammartino, Verne Gagne, Jimmy Snuka and Antonio Inoki; feuding with Tito Santana who cost him his 1st title

Tito Santana: 5-5 ------- - very solid mid-card wrestler, with 3 of his losses against the top-flight (Nick Bockwinkel, Ric Flair, Superstar Billy Graham); feuding with Bockwinkel

Bobo Brazil: 6-7, 1/11 (7) – best wins were against Sgt. Slaughter and Gene Kiniski; feuding with Bret Hart (0-2)

Tommy Rich: 9-3-3, 9/11 (2) – 2x United States Champion; wins against Dusty Rhodes, Jerry Lawler, Jimmy Snuka and Ricky Steamboat (2x); only losses were to Rick Martel, Jimmy Snuka and most recently Dean Ambrose; expected to remain in contention for the US Championship

Dean Ambrose 9-1, 5/11 (4) – defeated Tommy Rich on MD 78 to win the United States Championship; feuding with Mr. Saito (2-0); has pinned Superstar Billy Graham; sole loss a submission to Larry Zbyszko on MD 46; currently on a 5 match win streak

Seth Rollins: 4-6 ----- - feuded with Antonio Inoki (1-2) and currently feuding with John Cena (1-1); solid but not great

Antonio Inoki: 8-2-1, 6/11 (4) – feuding with Rollins, winning 2 of 2, including a pin in a Cage; pinned Ric Flair; challenged Nick Bockwinkel for World Heavyweight Championship but was pinned; an elite wrestler who is expected to contend

Mr. Saito: 6-11 ------ - made it to the finals of Destination Relegation to keep his place in the Federation; 4 of his 6 victories against relegated opponents; a rabble-rouser who enjoys interfering; he and his tag team partner Gene Kiniski are feuding with Roddy Piper and Hacksaw Duggan

The Sheik: 2-10 ------ - he may be “the most dangerous man in the RWF” but definitely struggling to win matches; he did pin Dick the Bruiser whom he is currently feuding with (and Dick’s gang), along with tag team Larry Zbyszko; feuded with Verne Gagne, losing 3 straight matches

Otto Wanz: 6-5 ------ - in Dick the Bruiser’s gang, feuding with the Sheik and Larry Zbyszko; has pinned Hulk Hogan and Harley Race

Stan Hansen: 10-6-1, 6/11 (1) – the first World Heavyweight Champion, he kept the top ranking for 4 consecutive periods; in his glory days he pinned Nick Bockwinkel and Dick the Bruiser in the inaugural tournament, defeated Andre the Giant by DQ to win the belt, then successfully defended it against Dusty Rhodes and Verne Gagne before losing it on MD 34 to the Junkyard Dog; has lost 5 matches since; feuding with Junkyard Dog (1-2); has a gang that includes the Iron Sheik and Honky Tonk Man

Junkyard Dog: 9-5-1, 8/11 (2) – 2x World Heavyweight Champion, defeating Stan Hansen to win the title on MD 34 (lost it immediately to Nick Bockwinkel on MD 40) and Bockwinkel on MD 64 (lost it immediately after in rematch on MD 70); probably the biggest surprise in the RWF and, with being a 2X champ, must be considered a candidate for Wrestler of the Year
Derek Kraft - Jan 18, 2016 - 02:40 PM
Post subject: Match Day 79 results
Match Day 79
Roosevelt Stadium
Jersey City, NJ
Referee = Brian Hebner
“Tag Team Extravaganza # 1,” all matches were tag team bouts

The Kangaroos v King Kong Bundy & Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Bundy and Patera jumped the ‘Roos prematch on MD 79 before the latter’s bout with Ox Baker and Baron Von Raschke, but the Aussies fought them off then challenged them to a bout. Here, pre-match, Bundy came at Don Kent with a Trash Can Lid but Kent took away it away and bashed him (-5 END). Each team got early unsuccessful pin attempts. After a Mouth Stretch, Al Costello caught Patera in a Boston Crab and earned the submission at 3 min 12 secs.

Otto Wanz & the Crusher w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko: a lot of history here but at the forefront was MD 73 when these teams met and the Sheik bashed Crusher with a Shield (-10 END) then forced him to submit to a Camel Clutch. Here, through 24 minutes the heels had the advantage, with 5 pin/sub attempts to 1. But then Otto and Crusher took over. Wanz performed his Big Otto Splash but couldn’t pin the Sheik. After a pair of Doubleteam Moves (Double Back Elbow Smash and Double Russian Leg Sweep), Crusher rammed Zbyszko into the Ring Post but the latter kicked out of the subsequent pin attempt. The Crusher then performed in order a Boston Crab, Body Slam on Ropes and a Neck Toss Across Ring, but couldn’t finish Zbyszko off. Finally, Crusher applied a Full Nelson, and Larry did not appear to have the strength left to resist, but the bell went off, and we ended up with a dramatic 30 minute draw!

Rock & Roll Express v Minnesota Wrecking Crew: Ricky Morton was tired after only 2 minutes as Lars Anderson opened with a Power Slam, combined with Ole Anderson to deliver a Doubleteam Double Suplex, then shocked him with a Cattle Prod and executed a Turnbuckle Ram before Morton was able to tag out. 3 minutes later Robert Gibson earned the first pin attempt of the match after a Doubleteam Double Back Body Drop and Quick Roll Up Pin (foot on ropes). Lars earned the 1st DQ pt after an Eye Gouge then immediately earned d a 2nd after using the Cattle Prod again. In the 11th minute Morton slammed Ole through the Announcer’s Table. Ole never seemed right after that, and a post-match examination by Dr. Brenda Buttons revealed a 3 week injury. Ole was able to tag out and Lars came in hot, applying a Boston Crab to Gibson (Morton broke it up), executing a Shoulder Breaker, then, perhaps worried about his partner, earning a 3rd DQ point for an Eye Gouge. Hebner called for the bell and DQd the Crew. 14 min 29 secs

Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino v The Blackjacks w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Dick might need a manager just to keep track of his feuds! The most recent encounter on MD 70 resulted in a pin for the Blackjacks after Mulligan executed a devastating Jumping Piledriver on Sammartino in the 30th minute. Dick and Bruno controlled this one, earning 6 pin/sub attempts to 0 for their opponents. In the 16th minute Bruiser exhausted Lanza with a 2nd Rope Knee Rope and came close to the pin, then got the submission 2 moves later with a Bruno-inspired Bear Hug. 16 min 25 secs

The British Bulldogs v The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious: both Freebirds got bloodied after getting hit over the head with a Steel Chair. A back and forth match that Michael Hayes took over at the end, applying a Fabulous Freebird Spike Piledriver to the Dynamite Kid then finishing him off 2 moves later with a Reverse Atomic Drop. Post-match, Gene Kiniski and Mr. Saito joined Hayes and Terry Gordy in a beatdown of the befallen Bulldogs. 14 min 48 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 19, 2016 - 07:32 PM
Post subject: Match Day 80 Results
Match Day 80
The Mosque
Richmond, VA
Referee = Drake Wuertz

Jack Brisco v Randy Savage: pre-match, Brisco grabbed a Slapjack from Savage, who was attempting to use it, and turned it on the Macho Man (-5 END). A minute into the match Jack grabbed it again from Savage and bashed him on the side of the head (-8 END)! A dazed Savage somehow managed to execute a Stalling Suplex then caught Brisco in a Sleeper Hold. Wuertz called for the bell and ruled it a submission when Brisco started to pass out (Sub 1-3, rolled 3), surprising everyone in the arena, except perhaps the Macho Man himself. 2 min 23 secs

Ricky Steamboat v Tully Blanchard: an even feud with a win for each and a double count-out. Blanchard came out strong, executing the first 6 maneuvers, including a Delayed Knee Drop and Running Clothesline. Steamboat managed 2 moves before Blanchard took control again, executing another Running Knee Lift, tiring the Dragon, then a pair of Piledrivers, coming close to getting the pin on the first (Ricky kicked out at the last second) and exhausting Steamboat with the second. Less than 2 minutes later a third Piledriver led to the pin and a chorus of groans from the crowd. 7 min 39 secs. Blanchard led +4 to -16 END at the time of the pin.

Jimmy Snuka v Jesse Ventura: a rematch of MD 76, when Snuka dominated and got the pin. A CRAZY match, with 12 pin/sub attempts for Superfly, including 8 in a row to end the match, and only 1 for the Body. 8 times in this bout Ventura kicked out or got his foot on the ropes at the very last second!!! By the time Snuka got the submission with a Brain Claw, Jesse had earned his respect, and post-match they shook hands and Snuka asked him to be his tag team partner, which Ventura accepted. Snuka led in END at the end 0 to -37. 13 min 10 secs

Andre the Giant v Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: on MD 71 Honky Tonk Man prevented Andre from having his match against King Kong Bundy by smashing him with his guitar. On MD 76 HTM and the Giant were both counted out. Here, the opening minutes belonged to Andre, as he executed the first 6 moves, including hitting HTM on the side of the head with a Nightstick. Honky Tonk Man responded with 7 straight moves, including a Shake Rattle & Roll that required Andre to use savvy to avoid the pin. 2 minutes later HTM landed a Knee Lift that exhausted Andre and came oh so close to getting the 3-count (foot on ropes at last second). A Sitting Splash from the Giant gave him his first pin attempt but HTM used his savvy to avoid the pin. Honky Tonk earned 3 more pin attempts, getting the pin on Andre after a 3rd Shake Rattle & Roll at 12 min 13 secs.

Dusty Rhodes v Superstar Billy Graham with manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Gene Kiniski and Mr. Saito doubleteamed Rhodes during his pre-match interview (-10 END)!! Wuertz was inadvertently hit during a whip to the ropes and Connie Marker replaced him. In the meantime, while Rhodes was helping Wuertz, Superstar placed steel under the turnbuckle and 2 minutes later rammed Dusty’s head into it (-15 END)!!! 2 straight Bearhugs resulted in a submission by a totally exhausted Rhodes and a victory for the Superstar. 4 min 25 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: the Road Warriors earned some points (+5 END) and had their egos stroked when they were complimented pre-match by some all-time greats. Ivan Koloff earned the first pin attempt of the match after a 2nd Rope Knee Drop (Hawk used savvy). Nikita tagged in and used the same maneuver (Animal broke up the pin attempt) then followed it up with a Small Package that almost gave the Russians the belts (Hawk got his foot on the ropes at the last second!) and a 2nd Rope Russian Sickle (Animal broke it up). The Russians continued to dominate into the 7th minute when Seth Rollins entered the ring, having apparently changed his ways, and clocked the Koloffs with a Trash Can Lid (-6 END each)! Less than 2 minutes later Nikita was caught by Marker attempting to help Ivan and the Russians were DQd! 8 min 51 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 23, 2016 - 02:34 PM
Post subject: Match Day 81 results
Match Day 81
Curtis Hixon Hall
Tampa, FL
Referee = Johnny Shorn

Hacksaw Duggan v Gene Kiniski: singles matches between the feuding tag teams of Duggan and Roddy Piper and Kiniski and Mr. Saito. On MD 76 the faces won the match after Duggan used the Brass Knuckles thrown into the ring by Kiniski on Saito then followed up with a 2x4 Whack and pin. Here, Duggan was confronted pre-match by a taunting Stan Hansen. Hacksaw executed an Old Glory early then caught Kiniski in a Sleeper (reaches ropes). A minute later Hacksaw utilized his trusty 2x4 to tire Kiniski. Gene battled back with a multitude of 2-point moves, including a Canadian Press, Drop Toe Hold and Rear Chinlock. After Kiniski executed a Bridging German Suplex, an exhausted Duggan was unable to kick out of the pin attempt, and Kiniski’s arm was raised in victory. 9 min 41 secs

Roddy Piper v Mr. Saito: The Fall Guy star Lee Majors was at ringside and did some jawing pre-match. Less than 2 minutes in the wrestlers brawled into the crowd and never returned. Double count-out. 1 min 23 secs

Bruno Sammartino w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: this was actually a rematch of MD 19 when Bruno won by DQ, but most fans didn’t remember that. Instead, in the forefront of everyone’s mind was the feud between The Sheik and his friend and tag team partner Zbyszko and Dick the Bruiser and his gang, including Sammartino. Things looked good for Bruno when he executed his finishing Back Breaker in the opening minute (Zbyszko got his foot on the ropes). Little did he or Dick suspect that would be the closest he would come to winning the match, as Zbyszko absolutely dominated. The New Living Legend (Zbyszko) had 7 pin/sub attempts, getting the pin on Bruno after his 3rd application of the Abdominal Stretch. 13 min 54 secs. Zbyszko led -2 to -24 END at the time of the pin.

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Magnum TA v Champion The Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: the Iron Sheik caught the challenger in a Quick Roll Up Pin right away but couldn’t keep TA’s shoulders on the mat. Magnum responded with a Release German Suplex and Superplex. One minute later Hansen threw his Bullwhip into the ring but Magnum grabbed and used it (-4 END), tiring the champion. When Magnum executed in order a pair of Release German Suplexes and a Diving Knee Drop, he was able to pin the Iron Sheik and claim the Television Championship for himself. 5 min 36 secs

Pedro Morales & Tito Santana v The Hart Foundation w/ manager Gary Hart: back and forth bout with pin/sub attempts after a Bret Hart Hart Attack and Boston Crab and Morales Small Package and Boston Crab. But it was when Morales grabbed a Nightstick from Jim Neidhart and KOd Bret that this match was decided, as Morales made the cover and Shorn counted to 3. 15 min 15 secs

STEEL CAGE MATCH: Dick the Bruiser v Harley Race: Bruiser’s pre-match interview was interrupted by Gene Kiniski, who taunted his opponent, Hacksaw Duggan. An entertaining bout controlled by Race, who earned 7 pin/sub attempts to only 1 for Dick, and got the pin after Ramming Dick’s Head into the Cage. 14 min 41 secs. Race is the King of the Cage, winning all 3 of his steel cage matches (Brock Lesnar, Dusty Rhodes).
Derek Kraft - Jan 23, 2016 - 02:49 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 12
Official Rankings # 12

Tabulated after MD 81 and audited by our friends at Arthur Andersen

(1) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel (1)
(2) Antonio Inoki (4)
(3) Ric Flair (2)
(4) Hulk Hogan (6)
(5) Jimmy Snuka (7)
(6) United States Champion Dean Ambrose (Cool
(7) Superstar Billy Graham (9)
(Cool Junkyard Dog (3)
(9) Television Champion Magnum TA (NR)
(10) Tommy Rich (5)

US Champ Contenders
(1) Jimmy Snuka (1)
(2) Tommy Rich (NR-was US Champ)
(3) Television Champion Magnum TA (4)
(4) Mad Dog Vachon (5)
(5) Jerry Lawler (6)
(6) Ricky Steamboat (3)
(7) Bret Hart (NR)

Tag Teams
(1) World Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors
(2) The Fabulous Freebirds (NR)
(3) The Rock & Roll Express (NR)
(4) The Russians (2)

The number to the right of the wrestler(s) refers to his (their) previous ranking
Derek Kraft - Jan 29, 2016 - 02:56 PM
Post subject: Match Day 82 Results
Match Day 82
Assembly Center, LSU
Baton Rouge, LA
Referee = Ralph “Steel Cajun” Hamilton

Pedro Morales v Bret Hart w/ manager Gary Hart: Bret didn’t like when Morales conked him on the head with a Nightstick on MD 81 (of course, he ignored the fact that the weapon was being wielded by his partner Jim Neidhart). Here, Bret used what appeared to be the same Nightstick 2x on Morales, and got a pin attempt after a Sharpshooter (savvy). But FIVE Cannon Balls by Morales wore the Hitman out, and Pedro got the 3-count after a Piledriver at 11 min 21 secs.

The Crusher w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v The Sheik: the most dangerous man in the RWF continued his feud with all things Bruiser. And though he did get 3 pin attempts to 0 for Crusher (2 DDTs and a Double Leg Kick, all kicked out), the Sheik went too far, as he is prone to do, getting DQd after an Eye Gouge (after previously being warned after a Thumb to Throat and Bite Forehead). The Sheik led in END -1 to -13 at the time. 7 min 40 secs

Antonio Inoki v Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: HTM bit off more than he could chew here, which is kind of ironic after he defeated the big man himself, Andre the Giant, just a little while back. Inoki made quick work of him here, rolling him up in a Small Package and getting the pin after executing a Cross Armbreaker. 2 min 3 secs

Hulk Hogan v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: on MD 77 Slaughter beat referee Rocky Stone senseless after he was DQd after inadvertently running into him. Hamilton probably planned to play it safe but didn’t have to worry as the Hulkster dominated, executing all but 1 maneuver, including the final 12. The finishing sequence was Hogan Leg Drop, Big Boot, Hogan Leg Drop and pin. Somehow, Slaughter found the energy and wherewithal to get infuriated by Hogan’s post-match interview, brother, earning 2 Heat pts. 7 min 16 secs

Midnight Rockers v Original Midnight Express: pre-match the heels introduced a new wrestler, Pat Patterson (+2 Heat OME)! Whether the inspiration was JJ Cale/Eric Clapton or Salman Rushdie, the Midnight battle has become a feud! In the 12th minute Randy Rose jumped into the ring and distracted Hamilton, allowing Dennis Condrey to execute a highly illegal 2nd Rope DDT (-7 END for Marty Jannetty). In the 26th minute Randy Rose executed an Elbow Smash on Shawn Michaels that gave the Express their 5th pin attempt of the match, as compared to 2 at the time for the Rockers. Michaels kicked out, tagged, and Jannetty came in and DOMINATED the rest of the way, executing the final 8 moves of the night and earning 4 pin attempts. Rose was just about unconscious after a Top Rope Drop Kick, but time expired before Hamilton even started the 3-count, and the match was declared a draw. At the time of the bell, ENDs were as follows: Michaels -13, Jannetty -11, Condrey -2, Rose -19. 30 mins

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Verne Gagne v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: a rematch from MD 76 when both men brawled into the crowd and were counted out. The champ shot out like a bat out of hell, performing the first 8 moves of the match, including a Blatant Choke that both earned him a DQ pt and tired Gagne. Verne responded with 3 moves, including a Flying Dropkick that caught Bockwinkel by surprise (used savvy to avoid pin). A Bockwinkel Sleeper Hold forced Gagne to grab the ropes. Gagne could not break the Figure 4 Leglock applied by Bockwinkel though, and the champ retained his title via submission. 10 min 14 secs
GV - Jan 31, 2016 - 10:18 AM
Post subject: RE: Match Day 82 Results
It might just be a coincidence, but the Big Bossman's Nightstick has suspiciously gone missing !
Derek Kraft - Jan 31, 2016 - 11:43 AM
Post subject:
Is the Big Boss Man in any of the sets? If so, maybe he should make an appearance in the RWF to recover his Nightstick.
Derek Kraft - Jan 31, 2016 - 04:45 PM
Post subject: Match Day 83 Results
Match Day 83
Mershon Auditorium, Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Referee = Tom Hamilton

Tito Santana v Brock Lesnar: this match had just started when a crazed fan wielding a baseball bat entered the ring and swung at Lesnar. With no thought to his own safety, Tito Santana tackled the fan and saved Lesnar from a beating. Lesnar thanked Santana, the match was declared a draw, and Lesnar officially turned face! 1 min 10 secs

Greg Valentine v Buddy Rose: the Hammer was looking for revenge on Rose after the latter joined Gene Kiniski in a post-match beatdown of Valentine on MD 77. Mission accomplished. Valentine executed his full arsenal, including a Stalling Suplex, Belly-to-Back Suplex and Pointed Elbow to Gut. He got the cover after a 2nd Pointed Elbow to Gut. 8 min 6 secs

Rick Martel v Tommy Rich: these two last faced each other on MD 26 when Martel got the pin after a Scoop Slam. Here, Rich controlled the match most of the way, executing most of the maneuvers and all the multi-pt moves (2nd Rope Bodypress, Running Clothesline, Elbow Smash). The first pin attempt came after a Rich Flying Fist Drop at the 9 min mark (Martel kicked out). Martel the performed the next 4 moves, getting a pin attempt with a Small Package (Rich used savvy). A second Flying Fist Drop by Wildfire put an end to Martel’s comeback and indeed the match itself as Hamilton reached a three-count. 11 min 40 secs

Andre the Giant v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the third scheduled meeting between these two behemoths, with Bundy pinning the Giant on MD 59 and the Honky Tonk Man smashing his guitar over Andre on MD 71, resulting in a pre-match count-out. Here, Jerry Lawler watched ringside and distracted Bundy pre-match (-3 END). The Giant tired Bundy with a Chop to Head then one minute later Bundy tired Andre with a 2nd Rope Elbow Drop followed by a Clothesline. Three straight Atlantic City Avalanches both exhausted Andre and allowed Bundy to get a second pin over his rival. 6 min 12 secs

STEEL CAGE MATCH-Junkyard Dog v Stan Hansen: JYD took the World Heavyweight Championship from Hansen on MD 34, pinned him again on MD 57, and then was pinned by the Bad Man from Borger, Texas on MD 78. This one was all JYD as he executed the JYD Headbutts, an Irish Whip into Corner and finally a Whip into the Cage that resulted in the pin of Hansen. Bit of a letdown for a Cage match to be honest. 5 min 31 secs

Rock & Roll Express v Iron Sheik & Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: no time to sulk if you were Stan Hansen-dust yourself off and get back to work. An excellent tag-team match. Highlights included (1) the opening onslaught from Ricky Morton, who performed in order on HTM a Piledriver, Superplex and Top Rope Drop Kick; (2) Hansen tossing his Bullwhip to HTM who used it in the middle of the match (-4 END to Morton); (3) 4 pin sub/attempts by the Express that did NOT result in a pin/sub (Superplex by Morton, Quick Roll Up Pin and Sleeper by Robert Gibson, and Double Dropkick by the tandem); and (4) the finishing sequence by HTM on Gibson that resulted in a pin and victory (use of Trash Can Lid, Knee Lift, Diving Fist Drop, Scoop Slam and finally the Shake Rattle & Roll). Post-match, the heels lost it over comments made by the ringside announcer. The Express took offense and issued a rematch challenge, which the hyped up Iron Sheik and Honky Tonk Man accepted. 16 min 4 secs
Derek Kraft - Feb 09, 2016 - 06:03 PM
Post subject: MD 84 Results
Match Day 84
Horton Field House, Illinois State University
Normal, IL
Referee = Bruno Lauer

Jack Brisco v Randy Savage: despite being hit twice with his own Slapjack, Savage defeated Brisco on MD 80 after catching him in a Sleeper Hold. This time, Savage tired Brisco with a Running Clothesline and the use of a Nightstick, the objet du moment in the RWF, then exhausted him and got the pin with his devastating finishing maneuver, the Flying Elbow. 6 min 50 secs

Adrian Adonis v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Adonis defeated Patera on MD 55 after catching the strongman in a Sleeper. Here, King Kong Bundy stormed into the ring after Adonis hit Patera with a Low Blow (for which Lauer gave him a warning), causing a melee. Lauer disqualified both wrestlers. 1 min 33 secs

Jimmy Snuka v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Heenan stuck around to “manage” a second wrestler for the evening. Studd berated the hapless ring announcer pre-match, when he neglected to include the descriptive “Big” in Studd’s name (+1 heat, +3 END). Superfly controlled this one, executing all but 3 moves, including his Brain Claw (Studd reached ropes) and a Diving Headbutt that exhausted the big man and resulted in a pin, though Studd claimed a quick count (pin 1-5, rolled 5). 6 min 30 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Gene Kiniski: on MD 80 Kiniski and his tag-team partner Mr. Saito attacked the American Dream before the latter’s bout against Superstar Billy Graham (-10 END, he lost the match). Here, Dusty blocked a pre-match assault from Kiniski (+3 END) then got an early pin attempt after a Powerbomb (kick out). Kiniski ended up knocking out Rhodes but as he made the cover noticed that Lauer was discombobulated. In the meantime, Verne Gagne rushed the ring and KOd Kiniski, rolled Rhodes on top, then skedaddled out as Lauer came to and made the 3-count. Victory for Dusty at 3 min 58 secs

Crusher & Otto Wanz w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko: the 3rd meeting between these tag-teams, with the heels getting the victory on MD 73 after the Sheik bashed Crusher with a Shield then forced him to submit with a Camel Clutch and a 30 minute time limit draw on MD 79. Here, the Sheik got in a Blatant Low Blow, unseen by Lauer, in the 4th minute (-5 END for Wanz) then got a pin attempt after a DDT a minute later (Wanz kicked out). The Crusher applied his Full Nelson to Zbyszko but the latter reached the ropes. The Sheik earned a pair of DQ pts for a Bite Forehead and Thumb to Throat, par for the course for the nefarious Arabian. At the 17 minute mark the Sheik threw his patented Fireball, exhausting and blinding Wanz, but somehow failing to capture the attention of the distracted Lauer. Wanz managed to grasp the ropes on the pin attempt but was forced to submit when the Sheik followed up with the Camel Clutch. 17 min 41 secs. The post-match interview of the victors infuriated Crusher and Wanz (+2 END), who vowed to get revenge.

UNITED STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Dean Ambrose v Mad Dog Vachon: Mad Dog earned a Heat point as the Normal crowd greeted the challenger with a chorus of boos. Each wrestler received a warning early, Vachon for a Bites Forehead and Ambrose for an Eye Gouge. Ambrose tired his opponent with a Thesz Press and Multiple Punches then got pin/sub attempts after 3 of the next 4 moves (Dirty Deeds, DDT, Sleeper), but couldn’t get the 3-count or sub. Vachon responded with a DDT but the champ used his savvy. Ambrose applied a Boston Crab but Vachon reached the ropes. Ambrose smashed Vachon overhead with a chair outside the ring, rolled him back in, then made the cover for the victory and title defense at 10 min 21 secs.
Derek Kraft - Feb 19, 2016 - 06:21 PM
Post subject: Match Day 85 Results
Match Day 85
Dane County Coliseum
Madison, WI
Referee = Tim Fuller

Seth Rollins v Mitsu Arakawa: the newcomer Arakawa’s debut was spoiled by a fine match by newly turned face Rollins, who dominated the bout, with 6 pin/sub attempts to 0 for Arakawa. Seth got the pin after a Release German Suplex at 10 min 55 secs. Commissioner Percy Buttons tried to reverse the result but was bodyslammed by Road Warrior Animal, one half of the World Tag Team Champions and a pretty good guy to have on your side.

John Cena v Pat Patterson: this one turned into a madhouse early when the Original Midnight Express (apparently Patterson is part of their “gang”) stormed the ring and pounded on Cena. Patterson was DQd. Television Champion tried for the rescue but was not only thwarted but beaten down and injured (Dr. Brenda Buttons revealed the injury would keep him out for at least 3 weeks). The Commissioner announced later that night that the Television Championship was now vacant, incensing the Madison Magnum fans. 2 min 33 secs

Bobo Brazil v Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: here is the entire action-Bobo Powerbomb, pin. 33 secs. Good effort there, Mr. Wonderful.

Otto Wanz w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: the match was just about even and both wrestlers were tired after 7 minutes of action. Zbyszko then proceeded to execute the final 8 maneuvers of the match, including 3 Shoulder Breakers and 2 Abdominal Stretches, getting the submission after the 2nd Stretch. 10 min 59 secs

Wahoo McDaniel v Ric Flair: a rematch from MD 70 when Flair defeated McDaniel but was injured when Wahoo chased him around the ring with a tomahawk post-match, landing a couple of blows. Here, Wahoo executed a Piledriver early but Flair kicked out of the pin attempt. At the 6:30 mark the match was tied at 0 END. Wahoo then hit Flair with Tomahawk Chops but Flair used his savvy to avoid the pin. Flair responded with 3 straight moves/holds, including the finishing Figure 4. 8 min 29 secs

High Flyers v Blackjacks w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the Blackjacks came at the Flyers w/ Steel Chairs pre-match, but Hacksaw Duggan and Roddy Piper prevented the assault and turned the chairs on the heels (-7 END). The Flyers executed all but 1 move in this short match. The pivotal moment came when Heenan threw a pair of Brass Knuckles into the ring but Greg Gagne got to them before Blackjack Mulligan (-10 END). Less than 2 minutes later Jim Brunzell executed a Monkey Flip and got the pin. Heenan claimed a quick-count (pin 1-8, rolled Cool but Fuller wasn’t hearing any of it. 4 min 54 secs
Derek Kraft - Feb 28, 2016 - 03:18 PM
Post subject: Match Day 86 Results
Match Day 86
Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, MO
Referee = Brad Robinson

Ricky Steamboat v Jake Roberts: Pat Paterson and Tully Blanchard double-teamed the Dragon during his pre-match interview (-10 END!). The Snake put this one away early, executing a Snap Suplex and Short-Arm Clothesline before finishing off Steamboat with his patented DDT. Jake wins his debut! 3 min 6 secs

Jerry Lawler v Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: Lawler came out of the gate hot, executing the first 7 moves of the match, including a Series of Punches. Honky Tonk Man tried to get into it with 3 of the next 4 moves, including a Belly-to-Belly Suplex, but then Lawler reassumed control and got the pin after a second Series of Punches at 8 min 29 secs. Post-match, Lawler was joined onstage by Andre the Giant, Wahoo McDaniel and Antonio Inoki, who agreed to form a babyface gang!

Dick the Bruiser v Tully Blanchard: new face Roman Reigns appeared ringside to cheer on Bruiser pre-match. An even match most of the way, with the 1st pin/sub attempt coming at the 10 min mark when Dick applied a Boston Crab (Blanchard reached ropes). Bruiser followed it up with a 2nd Rope Knee Drop, exhausting Tully, who used his savvy to avoid the pin. Blanchard responded with a Slingshot Suplex, exhausting Bruiser, who used his savvy to avoid the pin. Bruiser then dominated the rest of the way, earning 4 pin attempts and finally getting the 3 count on the perseverant Blanchard at 14 min 7 secs after a Headlock & Punches sequence. Blanchard claimed the quick count (pin 1-9, rolled 9) but Robinson was having nothing of it.

Roddy Piper v Mr. Saito: a grudge match, with a double count-out occurring on MD 81 and 3 tag team bouts resulting in 2 Piper/Hacksaw Duggan wins and 1 double count-out. Saito left the ring victorious but not exactly in good shape as Piper was DQd after being caught by the referee 3x punching Saito in the groin (he wasn’t caught on another). 7 min 5 secs

Bruno Sammartino w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Harley Race: one look at the card and you knew this was going to be a good long match, and it was. Sammartino earned the first pin attempt at the 9 min mark after a Backbreaker, and followed it up with a DDT, but couldn’t get the 3-count on Race. Harley responded 2 mins later with a Diving Headbutt, exhausting Bruno and earning his first pin attempt (Bruno used savvy). Bruno was forced to use his second savvy at 14:30 after being hit with an Atomic Drop. Bruno got another pin attempt after hitting an exhausted Harley with a chair, but Race used his second savvy. Race then executed the final 5 moves of the match, including a pair of Piledrivers, getting the pin after the second at 18 min 24 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Road Warriors v The Russians: the challengers were DQd in the title match between these teams on MD 80. The Koloffs executed 9 of the first 11 moves, including a Doubleteam Double Suplex, a Backbreaker and a Shoulder Smash, inflicting some damage on the champs. But it was Hawk’s Small Package that earned the only early pin attempt (Nikita kicked out). The Road Warriors rallied with Animal executing in order a Running Power Slam, Power Slam and Stalling Suplex. The match went back and forth until the 16th minute when Ivan performed a 2nd Rope Knee Drop (Hawk used his savvy to avoid the pin). It was also single point moves with no pin/sub attempts until Nikita whacked Animas with a Chain at the 21 min mark. Animal tagged out and Hawk executed a pair of single point moves before Nikita caught him in a Small Package (Animal broke it up). Nikita followed up with a 2nd Rope Russian Sickle, Animal failed to break it up, and Robinson counted 1-2-3! The Russians take the World Tag Team Championship belts!!!! The Road Warriors had a remarkable run, having held the belts since the championship was debuted on MD 30, but tonight belonged to Nikita and Ivan Koloff!
Derek Kraft - Mar 14, 2016 - 02:11 PM
Post subject: Match Day 87 Results
Match Day 87
Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA
Referee = Tom Foley

Pedro Morales v Bret Hart w/ manager Gary Hart: in a tag team match on MD 81 Morales got the pin after bashing Hart w/ Jim Neidhart’s nightstick. They faced each other in a singles bout on MD 82, with Hart hitting Morales twice with what appeared to be the same nightstick. But it was Morales who got the pin after FIVE Cannon Balls and a finishing Piledriver. Here, the match had barely started when ringside lighting fell, hitting and injuring Morales. It was announced later that he would miss 1 month of action. 2 min 6 secs

Hacksaw Duggan v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: there was a lot of action in this one and very little technical wrestling. Hayes tried to interfere early but was bodyslammed and put of action by Duggan. Hacksaw used his 2x4 on Slaughter, then tired him out with a Power Slam. Slaughter responded with a Cannon Ball and Running Clothesline, tiring Duggan. Slaughter then grabbed a baseball bat from under the apron, accidentally cut himself on a splinter, and tossed the bat to Hacksaw, who instinctively caught it. Foley saw the blood on Slaughter and the bat in Hacksaw’s grip, put 2 and 2 together, and DQd Duggan at 6 min 9 secs!

The Crusher w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v The Sheik: the most recent battle in this feud occurred on MD 82, when The Sheik was DQd after being caught executing multiple illegal moves. Here, he attempted a sneak attack pre-match but was repelled (-2 END). The Sheik then opened with an Eye Gouge. Crusher responded with a Chop Block then inadvertently whipped the Sheik into Foley. The referee DQd the Sheik! The most dangerous man in the RWF may also be the most hapless. The Sheik beat Foley senseless. 1 min 36 secs

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: vacant title – John Cena v the Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: Magnum TA won the title from the Iron Sheik on MD 81 then was injured in a melee on MD 85 when he tried to rescue his friend, John Cena, from a 3 on 1 attack by Pat Patterson and the Original Midnight Express. The Commissioner vacated the title. Here, the Sheik was still at ringside pre-match and connected on a blow to Cena’s skull (-4 END!). (Dick Wohrle replaced Tom Foley as referee). The Iron Sheik then opened with a Snap Suplex and slammed Cena into the ring steps. A tired Cena responded with a suplex of his own, this one of the Gutwrench variety and went for a Quick Pin Move with a Fist Full of Tights (the Iron Sheik got his foot on the ropes). Cena must have been distracted because the Iron Sheik caught him in a Camel Clutch. Cena could not escape and was forced to submit at 4 min 10 secs. The Iron Sheik claims the vacant belt!

Verne Gagne v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adna Al Kaissey: Gagne extended his hand for a pre-match handshake and was met by a Superstar Piledriver for his trouble (-5 END). The bell didn’t offer Gagne any solace as Graham hit him 2x with a chair, cutting him both times, and 3x applied a Bear Hug, getting the pin after the 3rd one. 4 min 4 secs

Jimmy Snuka & Jesse Ventura v Ox Baker and Baron von Raschke: Ventura earned Snuka’s respect on MD 80 after taking a beating and the 2 decided to team up. Highlights here were a Double Powerbomb by Snuka and Ventura and a Repeated Head to Turnbuckle by the Baron. Ventura and Baker both entered the ring while their partners were still the legal participants, a melee ensued, and Wohrle called for the bell and DQd both teams. 4 min 19 secs. Larry Zbyszko joined the heels post-match to administer a beatdown on Snuka. Ventura never hesitated though and chased them off, officially turning face.
Derek Kraft - Jun 01, 2016 - 02:24 PM
Post subject: Match Day 88 results
Match Day 88
Arlington Theater
Santa Barbara, C
Referee = Dick Wohrle

Greg Valentine v Stan Hansen: Hansen’s END was increased by 3 after he became incensed by the announcer’s comments pre-match. The Lariat hit the Hammer with a pair of Running Lariats early. Valentine executed a Neckbreaker. Hansen earned a DQ pt for hitting his opponent with his Branding Iron. A Turnbuckle Ram by the former World Champion exhausted Valentine but he kicked out of the pin attempt. Valentine replied with a Powerbomb but Hansen kicked out. A pair of Brazos Valley Backbreakers decided this one, with Wohrle counting to 3 and Valentine claiming a quick count (pin 1-10, rolled 10). 10 min 45 secs

Brock Lesnar v Buddy Rose: the heel battered Lesnar with Hansen’s Branding Iron during Lesnar’s pre-match interview (-6 END!!). Wohrle was inadvertently hit during a whip to the ropes and had to be replaced by Jack Pesek. Rose applied a Figure Four Leglock in the 5th minute but Lesnar reached the ropes. Lesnar responded with 7 consecutive moves, including a Dragon Suplex, Boston Crab and finishing F-5. Rose was pinned at 8 min 35 secs.

Tito Santana v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Bundy attempted a pre-match assault with a chair but was thwarted by the Junkyard Dog, who turned the chair on him (-7 END KKB!!!). Despite the big END deficit to begin the bout, Bundy dominated his undersized opponent, executing all but 3 moves in this 9 min 48 sec match. Bundy earned 5 pin attempts (Santana twice got his foot on the ropes at the last second), getting the pin after a devastating Running Knee Lift.

Hulk Hogan v Ric Flair: these two titans met twice before - (1) on MD 15 when Hogan got the pin after using the brass knuckles thrown into the ring by Flair’s then manager Bobby Heenan, and (2) on MD 65 when Flair applied a Sleeper on a distracted Hogan on the first move of the bout and the ref called for the bell after Hogan began to pass out. This one did not disappoint. Mitsu Arakawa confronted Hogan from the platform pre-match. A German Suplex by Flair was matched by a pair of Hulked Up Punches. Flair tired Hogan out and earned the first pin attempt of the match when he executed a Bridging German Suplex (foot on ropes). He followed it up with the same but Hogan kicked out. Flair had the upper hand after a Back Suplex but the Hulkster then responded with 8 of the next 9 maneuvers, including another set of Hulked Up Punches, a Running Clothesline and a Stalling Suplex, evening the match at -4 END. The Sheik then tried to sneak into the ring while Flair distracted Pesek, but the crowd warned Hogan, and he kicked the Sheik through the ropes then dropkicked Flair (-3 END). But the Nature Boy finagled his way into the application of a Figure Four, exhausting Hogan who was able though to use his savvy to get out. A Chop Block one minute later allowed Flair to get the 3 count from Pesek and a victory over his rival. 12 min 53 secs

The Kangaroos v The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious: security was lax in Santa Barbara as another pre-match event occurred-the Minnesota Wrecking Crew attacked the Kangaroos, who fought them off (a match was later announced btwn the two teams for MD 91). Don Kent started well, executing 4 of the first 5 match moves against Terry Gordy, before tagging out. Al Costello executed a Monkey Flip, Gordy tagged out, and Michael Hayes caught Costello in a Sleeper Hold. Costello couldn’t escape and the referee called for the bell at 4 min 6 secs.

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Antonio Inoki v Nick Bockwinkel: the champion started strong with a Kick to the Ribs of Inoki and a Superplex. Inoki responded by hitting Bockwinkel with a chair, cutting him. Back and forth it went for 4 minutes with single pt moves before Inoki applied a Cross Armbreaker. One minute later came the first and only pin attempt of the match as Bockwinkel performed a Piledriver and got the 3 count at 9 min 2 secs.
Derek Kraft - Jun 02, 2016 - 04:45 PM
Post subject: MD 89 Results
Match Day 89
Cow Palace
Daly City, CA
Referee = Larry Lisowski

Rick Martel v Mad Dog Vachon: Martel’s pre-match interview was rudely interrupted by Ken Patera, promoting his upcoming match against Adrian Adonis. This one was excellent. Martel got in a Diving Crossbody early but Mad Dog countered with a Fireman’s carry. Martel slammed Mad Dog into the ring steps but the latter responded minutes later with a Bodylock (Martel reached the ropes). At the 6:30 mark the match was tied at -1 END. Martel executed 4 moves in a row, including a Boston Crab and Hip Toss, exhausting Vachon, but could get neither the submission nor pin. MDV then responded with 4 consecutive moves of his own, including his version of the Boston Crab (reach ropes), a DDT (foot on ropes at last second!) and a Piledriver (foot on ropes AGAIN at last second!!). One minute later Jake Roberts jumped into the ring, swung a fan’s beer bottle at Martel, missed but accidentally hit MDV! Martel covered for the easy pin. At the time of the pin Vachon led in END -7 to-13. 12 min 34 secs

Otto Wanz w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Randy Savage: these two faced each other on MD71, when Wanz finished the Macho Man off with a Powerbomb in the 5th minute. Here, Wanz performed the same maneuver on a distracted Savage in the opening minute, and again he got the 3 count! 41 secs

Roman Reigns v Big John Studd: the punishment of a Sleeper Hold, Tilt-a-Whirl Slam and Running Clothesline tired Studd, and a Superman Punch finished him off at 3 min 36 secs.

British Bulldogs v Mr. Saito & Gene Kiniski: an angry John Studd was still at ringside when the Bulldogs made their entrance, and his attack cost them 2 END pts each. The first pin attempt came after a Bulldog Double Face Plant and a Dynamite Kid Snap Suplex and Bulldog, but Kiniski used his savvy to avoid the pin. In the 7th minute the Kid slammed Saito through the announcer’s table (-8 END!!!) (after the match Dr. Buttons announced that Saito would miss 3 weeks of action). The heels were able to execute a pair of doubleteam moves (Double Atomic Drop and Double Back Elbow Smash) before the Kid could tag out. Kiniski punished Davey Boy Smith with a Back Drop, Fireman’s Carry and a Bridging German Suplex, earning a pin attempt, which the Kid broke up. Saito performed 5 straight moves on the Dynamite Kid and tried to force a submission with a Boston Crab, but Smith broke it up. The Kid tagged out, the Bulldogs caught Saito in a Sandwich Clothesline, and Smith got a pair of pin attempts with a Powerslam and Small Package, both of which Kiniski broke up. Kiniski tagged in, bashed Smith with a fan’s prosthetic leg (earning a DQ pt from the stickler Lisowski) then threw his opponent out of the ring. From there the wheel came off for the heels, as Smith executed both a Hanging Vertical Suplex and Press Slam onto the concrete before tossing Kiniski back inside the ropes. Davey Boy hit Kiniski with a Dropkick to Head (Gene kicked out), tagged out himself, and the Dynamite Kid got the pin after a Flying Headbutt. Commissioner Buttons tried to overturn the result post-match but was thwarted by the Kid, who bodyslammed him.

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Dean Ambrose v Tommy Rich: Ambrose faced the man who he took the belt from on MD 78. Each wrestler used signature moves early, with Ambrose executing a Piledriver and a pair of Turnbuckle Rams, and Rich a 2nd Rope Body Press, Stalling Suplex and Elbow Smash. Ambrose got the 1st pin attempt at the 8 min mark after a Midnight Special but Rich used his savvy. Less than 3 minutes later Ambrose came close to getting the submission with a Figure Four Leglock but at the last second the exhausted Rich broke the hold (1-6 SUB, rolled 4 but 6 6-sided). Rich mounted a comeback, getting pin attempts after a Flying Fist Drop and Piledriver, but failing to get the 3 count from Lisowski. Ambrose caught Rich in a Boston Crab and forced a submission, retaining the title. 15 min 47 secs

STEEL CAGE: Ricky Steamboat v Tully Blanchard: there is a history here of course, the highlights of which are: (1) Steamboat bashing Blanchard with a motorcycle helmet on MD 57 (injuring him for 1 month), (2) Blanchard pinning Steamboat after 3 Piledrivers on MD 80, and (3) Blanchard doubleteaming Steamboat pre-match on MD 86 (costing Ricky 10 END pts and possibly the match against Jake Roberts). Here, Steamboat had the advantage early after a Superplex, Arm Drag and a pair of Karate Thrusts. But Tully stayed in the match with a Stalling Suplex and Head Ram into the Cage. A Flying Body Press by Steamboat earned the 1st pin attempt of the match but Blanchard used his savvy. 2 minutes later Steamboat finished Blanchard off with a Jumping Judo Chop, though Tully claimed a quick count (pin 1-7, rolled 7). 9 min 9 secs
Derek Kraft - Jun 04, 2016 - 02:36 PM
Post subject: MD 90 results
Match Day 90
Memorial Auditorium
Bakersfield, CA
Referee = Tom “Rocky” Stone
ALL TAG TEAMS!!!

High Flyers v Hart Foundation w/ manager Gary Hart: the 1st pin attempt came early after Gary Hart threw salt in Jim Brunzell’s eyes, Jim Neidhart hit him with a Shoulderblock and Bret Hart executed a Sharpshooter (Greg Gagne broke it up). Gagne tagged in and performed 8 consecutive moves, including a Hip Toss, Release German Suplex and Dropkick, before Mitsu Arakawa (he’s everywhere!) interfered by grabbing Gagne from behind while Bret went for a doubleteam move only to slam Arakawa instead. Hart eventually tagged out but had to reenter soon after to break up a pin after Double Flying Dropkicks on the Anvil. The High Flyer sexecuted the same Double Flying Dropkicks 2 more times after Neidhart tagged out, and got the pin on an exhausted Hart. Big win for the High Flyers! 14 min 46 secs

Rock & Roll Express v Iron Sheik & Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: rematch of an excellent MD 83 bout in which the heels got the pin after a Shake Rattle & Roll by HTM. But before the match Sgt. Slaughter and Nick Bockwinkel (on the card in the main event) jumped the Express and challenged them to a future match, which was accepted. Here, Honky Tonk started strong, performing 3 Scoop Slams in the opening minutes. The Iron Sheik came in and performed a plethora of suplexes, including a German, Front and Belly-to-Belly Suplex. Yet the 1st pin attempt came at the 9:30 mark by Ricky Morton after rolling HTM into a Small Package (kick out). The Iron Sheik got a pin attempt after a Belly-to-Back Suplex minutes later but Robert Gibson broke up the attempt. A Double Dropkick at the 18 minute mark put HTM prone but he used his savvy to avoid the pin. Gibson got the pin after a beautiful ending sequence (Release German Suplex, Jumping High Knee and Double Dropkick). 21 min 15 secs

Hacksaw Duggan & Roddy Piper v The Blackjacks w/ manager Bobby Heenan: on MD 85 Duggan and Piper intervened (or from the Blackjacks’ perspective put their nose where it didn’t belong) when the heels attacked the High Flyers pre-match. Mulligan and Lanza earned a modicum of revenge here as Lanza pinned Duggan after a Piledriver and Quick Roll-up Pin early. 4 mins

Midnight Rockers v Original Midnight Express: the feud between these teams continues. Their last bout on MD 82 resulted in a 30 minute time limit draw. There Marty Jannetty executed the final 8 moves of the match and Randy Rose was just about unconscious after a Top Rope Drop Kick but time expired before the referee could even start the 3-count. A long, excellent bout, as has come to be expected from these rivals. Dennis Condrey came close to a pin in the 19th minute after a Rocket Launcher but Shawn Michaels lifted his foot onto the ropes at the very last second (pin 1-10, rolled 8 but also 6 on the 6-sided)!! In the 26th minute a just barely tired Jannetty was rolled up by Rose in a Small Package, Rocky Stone counted to 3 and OME was declared victorious! At the time of the pin Jannetty had the best END (0) while Michaels and Rose were at -8 and Condrey -9. 25 min 54 secs

Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino v Nick Bockwinkel & Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: the crowd was fired up after witnessing excellence in 3 of the 4 preceding matches. And here we had the World Heavyweight Champion in a tag team battle. What could go wrong? Sammartino started well, performing a Press Slam and Bodyslam and teaming with Bruiser to perpetrate a Double Bodyslam. A tired Slaughter tagged out and Bockwinkel executed 4 straight moves, including a Knee Slam, before Bruiser complained to the ref about the champ’s dirty tactics, Slaughter pushed Dick into the ref, and Stone DQ’d Dick and Bruno! 5 min 14 secs
Derek Kraft - Jun 09, 2016 - 02:35 PM
Post subject: MD 91 Results
Match Day 91
Onondaga County War Memorial
Syracuse, NY
Referee = Todd Sinclair

Adrian Adonis v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: a much-anticipated 3rd bout between these 2 (Adonis won 1 and the other resulted in a double DQ), especially after the Olympian grabbed the mic from Rick Martel on MD 89 and promoted this match. Here, Jerry Lawler taunted his upcoming opponent, Harley Race, pre-match. A Superplex in the 1st minute knocked everyone out, including Sinclair, and Red Shoes Unno rushed to the ring and reached a 10 count. Double count-out! 1 min 13 secs

Jesse Ventura v Jake Roberts: a battle between a man who wears a boa and man who might wear a boa constrictor! Ventura blocked Roberts’s pre-match sneak attack (+3 END). The Snake caught the Body in a quick roll-up pin to open but Jesse kicked out. A minute later Ventura complained to Unno about Jake’s dirty tactics, Roberts pushed Ventura into Unno, and the referee disqualified Ventura! 1 min 39 secs

Jimmy Snuka v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: Zbyszko defeated Snuka on MD 58 with the help of a pre-match beatdown by Harley Race and Curt Hennig (-10 END). Then on MD 87 Zbyszko joined Ox Baker and Baron von Raschke in a post-match attack on Superfly, but the latter’s tag team partner Jesse Ventura intervened (officially turning face). The War Memorial was ready for some real wrestling after the disappointing opening 2 bouts. Pre-match, Snuka grabbed a Taser from his opponent, who was attempting to use it, and used it himself (-5 END Zbyszko)!. In the 5th minute Dangerously tossed the Taser into the ring but again it was Snuka who was able to use it (-4 END). A finishing Diving Headbutt by Superfly allowed him to get the pin at 8 min 32 secs.

Verne Gagne v Gene Kiniski: Gagne interfered in Kiniski’s bout against Dusty Rhodes on MD 84, costing Kiniski the victory. Here, the fans were treated to some good old-fashioned rasslin’ (Kiniski Sleeper and Body Slam, Gagne Release German Suplex and Side Headlock) and were just settling in when Kiniski attempted to bash Gagne with a roll of quarters hidden in his trunks. Gagne grabbed the roll, used it himself, and Unno DQ’d Gagne! 5 min 57 secs

The Kangaroos v Minnesota Wrecking Crew: Don Kent wore out Lars Anderson right away, executing a Backbreaker, Bodyslam and 2 Doubleteam Moves (Double Headscissor Takedown and Double Back Elbows) in the opening minutes. Ole Anderson didn’t fare much better, as he was on the receiving end of a DDT and Aussie Leglock, both of which a tired Lars was forced to break up. After catching his wind Lars reentered and caught Al Costello in a Bear Hug (reaches ropes just barely) and got a pin attempt on Kent after a Bridging German Suplex (kick out). Costello got a pin attempt after a Double Neck Hang Slam but Ole used his savvy. Lars caught a Kangaroo again in a Bear Hug, this time Kent but he was able to reach the ropes. Lars followed it up with a finishing Piledriver on the exhausted Kent, Costello was met by Ole and could not break up the pin, and Unno counted to 3. Victory for the MWC! 16 min 51 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: MD 80 was rough on Dusty as he was doubleteamed before his bout with Superstar by Gene Kiniski & Mr. Saito (-10 END) and then during the match had his head smashed into a steel-reinforced (placed there by Superstar) turnbuckle (-15 END). The American Dream was forced to submit after consecutive Bear Hugs. Dusty got some revenge here, executing his Bionic Elbow after Al Kaissey inadvertently distracted his client (savvy), performing a Piledriver, and finishing the match with a 2nd Bionic Elbow, though Superstar claimed a quick-count (pin 1-9, rolled 9). 2 min 37 secs
Derek Kraft - Jun 13, 2016 - 12:39 PM
Post subject: MD 92 Results
Match Day 92
Cotterell Gym, Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Referee = Brian Hebner

Junkyard Dog v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Bundy did not like when the Junkyard Dog left his territory and interfered in Bundy’s pre-match attack on Tito Santana on MD 88. JYD has a keen sense of smell and knew something foul was afoot here when Bundy came at him pre-match. JYD turned KKB’s pepper spray against him (-4 END)! Then in the second minute JYD executed a perfect DDT and got the quick pin on the behemoth. 1 min 36 secs

Hacksaw Duggan v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: their bout on MD 87 resulted in a Hacksaw DQ after an incident with a baseball bat and some Slaughter misdirection. Slaughter opened this one by bashing Duggan with a fan’s beer bottle. Hacksaw replied with some real professional wrestling moves, a Sleeper Hold and Boston Crab, but failed to get the submission. Hayes handed Slaughter the bottle again for round 2 but Duggan blocked the attack and used the bottle himself on Slaughter. Hebner DQ’d Hacksaw! 4 min 39 secs

Wahoo McDaniel v Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: the best bout of the night (by far!) and the only one to last longer than 5 minutes. This one got crazy early on when Hansen jumped on the apron and distracted Hebner while HTM grabbed his guitar and bashed Wahoo in the face (-7 END)! Wahoo replied with 6 straight maneuvers, including a Superplex and Indian Sleeper (savvy). After Honky Tonk’s own Sleeper Hold (reach ropes) and Scoop Slam (kick out) and McDaniel’s Tomahawk Chops (foot on ropes) and Small Package (kick out) everyone was exhausted, including perhaps Hebner. Each wrestler would get 4 more pin/sub attempts in this one. After another set of Tomahawk Chops in the 11th minute this match looked over but HTM got his foot on the ropes at the last second to stay alive! A Figure 4 Leglock in the 15th minute looked like the end again but HTM reached the ropes just in the nick of time (Sub was 1-14, rolled 20). HTM rallied with a Diving Fist Drop then with Hansen distracting Hebner pulled out his spare guitar and smashed it over Wahoo’s head. Hebner counted to 3 and HTM was declared the victor. 16 min 55 secs. At the time of the pin Wahoo led in end -20 to -24. While celebrating, HTM was attacked by the aggrieved McDaniel, who hit him multiple times with the broken fret board. HTM had to be taken off via stretcher. Dr. Brenda Buttons would later declare him out for 1 month, thank you very much.

Andre the Giant v. Pat Patterson: this one had all the makings of a great…ok, it was the RWF version of a squash match. But no one has struggled more winning these kind of matches than the friendly giant. Patterson tried to even the odds pre-match with a chair assault but was met by Andre’s unforgiving gang member, Jerry Lawler, who walloped Patterson (-7 END)! A Sitting Splash in the 1st minute almost ended this one before it started but Patterson dangled his foot on the ropes at the last second. Patterson attempted to gain advantage illegally again when he grabbed the flute of the evening’s pre-show entertainer, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, but Andre took it away, used it himself, KOing Patterson, and got the easy pin. 1 min 39 secs

The Crusher w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v The Sheik: this one-sided feud continued its turn for the worse for the Sheik when King Kong Bundy jumped into the ring w/ brass knuckles, swung, missed Crusher and KO’d the Sheik. Crusher covered the prostrate Sheik for the 3-count. 1 min 58 secs

Jerry Lawler v Harley Race: an excellent bout on paper that ended when Race rolled the King up in a Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Tights and got the 3-count from Hebner. 1 min 30 secs
Derek Kraft - Jun 14, 2016 - 01:26 PM
Post subject: MD 93 Results
Match Day 93
Raceway Park
Englishtown, NJ
Referee = Drake Wuertz

Tito Santana v Randy Savage: at least he lasted longer than he did on MD 42, when Santana pinned him in just over 4 mins after a Figure Four Leglock. Here, Savage dominated at the onset, performing the first 7 moves, including a Stalling Suplex, Savage Punches in Corner and Body Slam. But Santana battled back, executing 9 of the next 11 moves, and getting 3 pin attempts, including the winning one after a devastating Superplex. The Macho Man claimed a quick count (pin 1-4, rolled 4) but his bad luck continued. 9 min 7 secs

Jack Brisco v Big John Studd: interesting bout. Brisco went for a Bridging German Suplex but Studd reversed the move. Brisco then found Studd’s Singapore Cane and used it on him (-8 END), exhausting the big man. Studd got back in the match with a Stalling Suplex and Clothesline. Brisco earned his 3rd pin attempt with Headscissors, but Studd kicked out in the 10th minute. Big John then executed the final 3 maneuvers of the match, including a Shoulderbreaker that allowed him to get the 3 count from Wuertz. 11 min 14 secs. The match was even at -10 END at the time of the pin. Post-match, Commissioner Buttons tried to reverse the result but was bodyslammed by Blackjack Mulligan (part of Heenan’s gang). Mulligan asked Studd to reconsider his decision to leave the gang and Studd decided to rejoin!

Bruno Sammartino w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: an excellent bout, featuring 3 pin/sub attempts for each wrestler. Heenan got involved, tripping Sammartino. Bruno exhausted Orndorff with his 1st Bear Hug. Orndorff exhausted Sammartino with a Piledriver. It was Bruno’s 2nd Bear Hug that forced a submission out of Mr. Wonderful at 10 min 48 secs.

Dick the Bruiser v Television Champion The Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen in a NOT-TITLE bout: the fan’s pelted the Iron Sheik w/ refuse during his entrance, hitting him w/ a beer bottle (-2 END). But it was Bruiser who came out hot, Body Slamming the Iron Sheik then inflicting a DDT. But the match was decided when a Superplex went wrong, and everyone was KO’d, including Wuertz. Connie Marker rushed to the ring and counted out both wrestlers. 2 min 19 secs

Hulk Hogan v Mitsu Arakawa: Mitsu probably regrets confronting Hogan from the platform on MD 88. A Powerbomb by the Hulkster early ended this one. Connie Marker’s heel adjustment of + 2 allowed the pin, so Arakawa’s complaint of a quick-count/bias may have been justified. 2 min 3 secs

Jimmy Snuka & Jesse Ventura v Ox Baker & Baron von Raschke: an even bout, but the faces couldn’t get any pin/sub attempts. Baker opened with a Powerbomb on Ventura, who was in the midst of removing his boa when the bell rang. Then in the 9th minute Baron executed the same move on Snuka. Superfly executed a pretty Missile Dropkick and the Body a Piledriver later but it was a Baker Boston Crab on Ventura that forced a submission and gave the heels the win. 16 min 16 secs. At the time of the pin ENDs were Snuka + 1, Ventura -2, Baker + 2 and Baron + 2.
Derek Kraft - Jun 14, 2016 - 01:26 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 13 + Announcements
Official Rankings # 13

Calculated and confirmed after MD 93 by our friends at Arthur Andersen

(1) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel (1)
(2) Ric Flair (3)
(3) Antonio Inoki (2)
(4) Jimmy Snuka (5)
(5) United States Champion Dean Ambrose (6)
(6) Hulk Hogan (4)
(7) Junkyard Dog (Cool
(Cool Dusty Rhodes (NR)
(9) Harley Race (NR)
(10) Superstar Billy Graham (7)

Tag Teams
(1) World Tag Team Champions The Russians (4)
(2) The Rock & Roll Express (4)
(3) The Fabulous Freebirds (3)
(4) The Road Warriors (1)

The number to the right refers to the previous ranking w/ NR = Not Ranked


Announcements:
(1) The buildup to MD 100 begins! Every championship belt in the RWF will be on the line at MD 100. In addition, there will be 6 other matches for a total of 10 bouts.
(2) MDs 94-99 are anything but throwaways! Every champion will defend during this period, including World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel against the American Dream Dusty Rhodes, US Champion Dean Ambrose against…drum roll…Ric Flair (!!!!), and World Tag Team Champions The Russians vs. The Rock & Roll Express!
(3) And there will be no letdown after MD 100 as the tournament to determine the # 1 contender for the Television Championship (and a promise of at least 2 title matches, plus a rematch if the challenger wins) begins. If successful, as it will be, similar tournaments will be held for the other RWF titles.
Derek Kraft - Jun 15, 2016 - 01:08 PM
Post subject: MD 94 Results
Match Day 94
Huntington Civic Center
Huntington, WV
Referee = Johnny Shorn
“One of the best Match Days EVER!”

Ricky Steamboat v Bret Hart w/ manager Gary Hart: a great professional wrestling match with a little bit of everything. Hart hit Steamboat with a Nightstick and Ricky responded by hitting him with a Chair. Steamboat Body Slammed Hart and the latter responded with a Body Slam on the concrete. Gary Hart got caught passing the Nightstick to his client and was banned from the ring. Steamboat almost got the Sub in the 9th minute with a Sleeper Hold but Hart broke out just before he was about to pass out. The final 7 moves went back and forth and all resulted in pin attempts. Twice Steamboat got his foot on the ropes at the last second (after an Inverted Atomic Drop and Sharpshooter). But it was a Flying Body Press by the Dragon that resulted in a pin at 14 min 57 secs. ENDS at the time of the pin were -19 for Steamboat and -15 for Hart.

Roddy Piper v Tommy Rich: another excellent and even bout. Each grappler had 3 pin/sub attempts. Piper exhausted Rich in the 10th minute with a Sleeper (savvy). A minute later Rich exhausted Piper with a Piledriver (foot on ropes). But the Rowdy one responded with a Piledriver of his own and got the pin. 11 min 40 secs. After falling out of the Top 10 rankings the former US Champion will fall further with this loss.

Seth Rollins v Stan Hansen: while waiting in the ring pre-match, Rollins was confronted by a trash-talking Jake Roberts on the apron. This one went back and forth, with minimal pin/sub attempts until the final 4 minutes, when this pair went toe to toe with their best moves. Rollins exhausted Hansen with a Boston Crab. The Lariat exhausted Seth with a Brazos Valley Backbreaker. A hard Body Slam for Hansen followed by a Curb Stomp by Rollins. A 2nd finishing Brazos Valley Backbreaker resulted in a Hansen victory at 13 min 51 secs. Another great match!

Brock Lesnar v Mad Dog Vachon: MDV was talking trash to fans as he made his entrance then stumbled as he entered the ring, eliciting some laughter ringside. Mad Dog looked good in the 2nd minute when he caught Lesnar in a Bodylock but Brock reached the ropes and dominated the match the rest of the way, executing 11 of the final 14 moves, including a pair of F-5s, an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex, and a Hit w/ a Chair, unseen by Shorn, that resulted in a 3 count. 9 min 1 sec

Verne Gagne v Gene Kiniski: Kiniski suffered a tainted loss to Dusty Rhodes on MD 84 when Gagne interfered. Then on MD 91 Gagne was DQd in his bout against Kiniski when he was caught with a roll of quarters (though he insisted he took it from Kiniski who was about to use it). This one was pretty much all Gagne, though Kiniski did get in a good lick with a Cactus. Gagne earned 4 sub/pin attempts to 0 for Gene, and got the pin after an unseen Hit w/ Chair at 9 min 14 secs.

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: The Rock & Roll Express v Champions The Russians: the final match of a spectacular evening did NOT disappoint. The High Flyers prevented a pre-match assault with Chairs, and in fact used said steel Chairs on the champs (-7 END each Russian)!!! Ivan Koloff started the match tired and was just about exhausted 2 mins in when he tagged out but after being subjected to a Rebound Suplex and Spike Piledriver by Robert Gibson. Ricky Morton and Nikita Koloff tagged in and Nikita took control with a Doubleteam Press Slam/Elbow Drop Combo, Release German Suplex and Stalling Suplex. Ivan returned and got a pin attempt after a 2nd Rope Russian Sickle (kick out). Gibson tagged back in and got 4 pin/sub attempts in 5 moves, albeit all unsuccessful, including after a Jumping High Kick and a 2nd Rebound Suplex. When Nikita returned he got pin attempts after a 2nd Rope Russian Sickle and Stalling Suplex but couldn’t keep Gibson down. Morton broke the Russians’ momentum when he tagged back in and teamed for a Double Back Elbow, but Nikita rolled him up for a Small Package that looked like the end (foot on ropes at very last second!!!). Gibson tagged in and dominated Nikita for 3 straight moves, a Spike Piledriver (Nikita got his foot on ropes at last second) and a pair of Double Dropkicks (pin was 1-10 and 1-11 and could not get it!!!). Nikita tagged out and Ivan hit Gibson with a devastating Russian Clothesline. Shorn counted 1-2-3 and the Russians retained the title!!! 20 min 51 secs. Post-match, the Express attacked the Russians with a roll of quarters each. END at the end was Ivan -12, Nikita -23, Morton -10 and Gibson -13. Tough loss for the Express.
Derek Kraft - Jun 18, 2016 - 11:20 AM
Post subject: MD 95 Results
Match Day 95
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Jacksonville, FL
Referee = Ralph Hamilton

Rick Martel v Jake Roberts: 14 moves for Martel to only 3 for Roberts. Jake withstood one Boston Crab and pin attempts after being Hit w/ Chair and an Airplane Spin, but he succumbed to the 2nd Crab at 8 min 38 secs. Roberts was -17 END at the time of the pin and Martel a barely winded +5.

Bobo Brazil v Randy Savage: the opening bell must have been hooked up to something as confetti and balloons dropped when it rang. The shiny objects distracted the Macho Man and allowed Bobo to subject him to a Superplex. Brazil also managed a Body Slam and Shin Breaker but otherwise Savage dominated, executing a pair each of Stalling Suplexes and Flying Elbows, the 2nd finisher resulting in a pin at 5 min 42 secs. Savage led in END +1 to -14.

Antonio Inoki v Buddy Rose: on paper, a mismatch. In reality, a HUGE mismatch. A 2nd move Sleeper Hold ended this one at 1 min 8 secs.

Junkyard Dog v Harley Race: a battle between the 7th and 9th ranked wrestlers in the Federation. This one did NOT disappoint, unless you are one of those technical wrestling fans. JYD found Race’s hidden Flashlight early on and used it (-8 END)! A sequence of Irish Whip into Corner, Shoulder Block and Sleeper Hold exhausted Handsome Harley. Two moves later JYD executed The Thump but Race used his savvy to avoid the pin. Harley battled back with 4 straight moves, including back to back Elbow Smash (tiring JYD) and Piledriver (exhausting him). JYD kicked out before the 3 count. JYD got another pin attempt after a 2nd Irish Whip (savvy again) and Race another after a Diving Headbutt (JYD kicked out at the last second, pin 1-9, rolled 10). It was a Shoulder Block for JYD that resulted in a 3 count from Hamilton. 10 min 51 secs.

John Cena & Magnum TA v The Original Midnight Express: TA was injured on MD 85 when attempting a rescue of John Cena (the Express were triple-teaming him along with Pat Patterson). Randy Rose and Magnum TA started this one with TA executing the opening 5 maneuvers, including a Diving Knee Drop, Running Knee Smash and Belly-to-Belly Suplex. Cena came in and continued where Magnum left off, executing 6 of 7 moves, including an STF that Dennis Condrey broke up and a Boston Crab that resulted in a submission. Condrey never got to wrestle, poor thing. 6 min 1 sec. The general consensus is that the OME learned their lesson.

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Dusty Rhodes v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: after witnessing JYD get the pin on Race in a great battle and Magnum achieve a modicum of revenge, the capacity crowd of wrestling fans here were in a mood to will Rhodes to the title with their cheering alone. Mitsu Arakawa and Ric Flair had other ideas though, proving it by doubleteaming Dusty during his pre-match interview (-10 END)!!! Bockwinkel earned 4 early pin/sub attempts and led in END + 8 to -15 after only 4 minutes. Rhodes then managed 5 of the next 6 moves, and caught the champ in both a Quick Roll-Up (savvy) and Figure 4 (reached ropes), before Bockwinkel inflicted a devastating Piledriver and Flying Shouldersmash, getting the pin after the latter. Dusty claimed a quick count (pin 1-9, rolled 9) and had to feel cheated after the pre-match assault. 8 min 27 secs
FrankC - Jun 20, 2016 - 09:01 AM
Post subject: match-up
If Magnum was going to pick a partner when he faced The Midnight Express, then John Cena was the right guy.
Derek Kraft - Jun 20, 2016 - 10:28 AM
Post subject: Re: match-up
FrankC wrote:
If Magnum was going to pick a partner when he faced The Midnight Express, then John Cena was the right guy.


Good point! Magnum is back for his 1st singles match since getting injured and being stripped of the TV title on the next MD
Derek Kraft - Jun 22, 2016 - 06:22 PM
Post subject: MD 96 Results
Match Day 96
Moody Coliseum, Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Referee = Tom Hamilton

Roman Reigns v Tully Blanchard: this was a good bout. Hamilton was inadvertently hit when Reigns tossed Blanchard over the ropes, and Bruno Lauer replaced him, much to the chagrin of the straight-laced fans (Lauer is a notorious “heel” referee). The first pin attempt came at the 10 min mark after a Reigns’ Spear, and he earned 4 more in the next 3 minutes but couldn’t keep Blanchard pinned. Down -23 to -7 END, Blanchard rallied, executing 4 moves in a row, earning pin attempts on all of them, and finally getting the 3-count after a Piledriver. 16 mins

Adrian Adonis v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: after an Adonis Sleeper won the first meeting on MD 54, a Double DQ on MD 84 and a Double Count-Out on MD 91, this feud limped to its logical conclusion - an Adrian domination. Patera offered ONE move in this 6 min 9 sec battle, and Adonis got the pin after a Knee Drop.

Magnum TA v Mad Dog Vachon: the crowd was psyched to see Magnum back wrestling as a singles wrestler, but were stunned when Vachon opened with 5 straight moves, including a Superplex, Fireman’s Carry and Piledriver. TA didn’t give up though and rolled the overconfident Mad Dog up in a Small Package. Lauer surprisingly counted to 3 (Vachon claimed a quick-count) and Magnum moved to 10-0-2 (10 wins, 0 losses, 2 draws, with pins against Jerry Lawler and Stan Hansen). 3 min 35 secs

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Otto Wanz w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Champion The Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: Bruiser got into a minor scuffle with the champ pre-match (-3 END). Then Wanz pummeled the Iron Sheik to the tune of a +2 to -21 END advantage by the end, earning 5 pin/sub attempts to 0, and getting the pin and the TV title after a Powerslam at 11 min 38 secs. Your new Television Champion…Otto Wanz!

Jesse Ventura v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Superstar looked to be in control here, having executed a pair of Powerslams and exhausting Ventura with a Bear Hug. Jesse caught a break when he intercepted the Brass Knuckles Al Kaissey tossed into the ring and used them on Graham. Superstar earned 2 more pin attempts and almost got the pin after a Bodyslam, but Ventura got his foot on the ropes at the last second. The Body surprised his opponent with a Powerbomb and his own Bear Hug combination, and 2 minutes later executed back to back a Piledriver and Bodyslam, which allowed him to get the surprise win at 12 min 59 secs. Ventura was down -19 to -9 END at the time of the pin.

The Road Warriors v The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valent Precious: nothing more needs to be said to demonstrate how palpable the excitement was, right? 2 legendary tag teams battling for preeminence in the RWF and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it. Freebirds made a great entrance (+2 Heat). Hawk performed three 2-pt moves in the opening minutes on Michael Hayes (Clothesline and pair of Atomic Drops). Terry Gordy tagged in and managed 5 straight moves, including a Doubleteam Eye Rake/Slingshot Suplex. Animal entered and used Brass Knuckles 2x and hit Gordy with a Gut Buster. After Hayes returned for round 2, Gordy tried for some interference but botched it, clocking his partner with a chair (-8 END). Animal followed it up with the Doomsday Device to exhaust Hayes. Hayes was able to use his savvy and tag out though, and Gordy came in hot, hoping to atone for his earlier error. He tired Animal with a Steel Chair and got a pin attempt after a Powerbomb (savvy). 4 more moves, including a Superplex, and finally a Doubleteam Body Slam/Knee Smash and Animal was exhausted. Gordy went for the pin, Hawk couldn’t break it up, and Lauer counted 1-2-3! Freebirds win! 15 min 15 secs
Derek Kraft - Jun 23, 2016 - 09:55 AM
Post subject: Opinions?
The aftermatch of the Freebirds victory over the Road Warriors is that there is no Face tag team on a winning streak that deserves a title shot on MD 100. 2 options, unless someone has another: (1) heel v heel as the Freebirds battle the Russians for all the marbles, or (2) Magnum TA/John Cena, with 1 match and 1 victory over the Original Midnight Express (who soon will be reunited with Jim Cornette) under their belts, get the shot for the real belts. Any thoughts?

The Main Event for MD 100 can be announced: 2-time and current World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel defending his title against 2-time World Heavyweight Champion The Junkyard Dog!
Downey Games - Jun 23, 2016 - 02:25 PM
Post subject: Re: Opinions?
Derek Kraft wrote:
The aftermatch of the Freebirds victory over the Road Warriors is that there is no Face tag team on a winning streak that deserves a title shot on MD 100. 2 options, unless someone has another: (1) heel v heel as the Freebirds battle the Russians for all the marbles, or (2) Magnum TA/John Cena, with 1 match and 1 victory over the Original Midnight Express (who soon will be reunited with Jim Cornette) under their belts, get the shot for the real belts. Any thoughts?

The Main Event for MD 100 can be announced: 2-time and current World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel defending his title against 2-time World Heavyweight Champion The Junkyard Dog!


I see two other options. You can have MD 100 in Atlanta, and the Freebirds could be 1 match Baby Faces. They were over HUGE in Atlanta, and the crowds loved them, no matter what they did.

The second option would be to flip the Free Birds and the Road Warriors. After the loss, the Road Warriors are salty, and become Heels. While the Free Birds have seen the error in their ways, and become huge Baby Faces. Of course, the game may flip them back, but that is the fun as the booker man!
Derek Kraft - Jun 23, 2016 - 07:08 PM
Post subject:
Thanks! I think a 20-sided die roll will decide this one.
Derek Kraft - Jun 29, 2016 - 06:31 PM
Post subject: MD 97 results
Match Day 97
Lloyd Noble Centre, University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
Referee = Tim Fuller

Roddy Piper v Bret Hart: Hart announced pre-match that he and the Hart Foundation had fired manager Gary Hart and retained the mouth of the south Jimmy Hart. Piper got some licks in but the Hitman controlled this one, earning 6 pin/sub attempts to 1 for the Rowdy one. A 3rd Sharpshooter was the final move of the match as Hart rolled him up for a pin immediately after. 13 min 54 secs. Not sure how much longer this face turn can last for Roddy-he must be getting sick of playing nice.

Greg Valentine v Pat Patterson: this match was absolutely insane. The Hammer withstood THIRTEEN pin/sub attempts (he had 2). Valentine was down -46 to -5 END at the 20 minute mark, when the match was declared a draw. -46 END is the lowest I have seen. Hats off to the Hammer for hanging in there.

Jimmy Snuka v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: the 3rd bout between these 2, with each getting the better of the other once. Plus in between there was another encounter post-match when Zbyszko tried to join some friends in administering a post-match beatdown but was chased off. Here, Z came at Snuka pre-match with some Pepper Spray but Superfly was able to turn it on him (4 END). Snuka then controlled the match, tired Zbyszko in the 3rd minute with a Flying Body Splash, exhausting him in the 7th with a Missile Dropkick, then getting the pin in the 11th after a Brain Claw. 10 min 15 secs

John Cena v Stan Hansen: an excellent bout that opened with Fuller getting hit during a whip to the ropes and being replaced by Brad Robinson. Both wrestlers were tired after 6 minutes. Hansen then executed his Brazos Valley Backbreaker, forcing Cena to use his savvy. Less than 3 minutes later it was a Texas Stomp that exhausted Cena, but he kicked out of the pin. Cena did roll the Lariat up in a Small Package but couldn’t get the 3 count. Hansen then had 5 more pin/sub attempts, including after a 2nd Brazos Valley Backbreaker (Cena kicked out at the last second). But it was an Attitude Adjustment that ended this one, with Cena getting the shocking pin on Hansen, who was leading -11 to -22 END. 15 min 24 secs

Hulk Hogan v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: 14 moves to 5 in favor of Hogan, with the 2nd Hogan Leg Drop finishing off Bundy at 9 min 30 secs.

Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino v World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel & Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: a rematch from MD 90, when Slaughter pushed Bruiser into the ref less than 6 minutes in and the ref DQd the faces. Bockwinkel himself earned 3 pin/sub attempts with a pair of Sleepers and a Kick to the Ribs but couldn’t get the sub or pin. When Bockwinkel tried to use a Mobile Phone passed to him by Hayes, not to make a call but to bash Bruiser’s head, as Slaughter had done earlier on Bruno, Dick blocked it and used it himself, drawing the DQ from Robinson. 14 min 46 secs
Derek Kraft - Jul 01, 2016 - 01:44 PM
Post subject: MD 98 Results
Match Day 98
Market Square Arena
Indianapolis, IN
Referee = Tom Foley
“Bruised Living Legends”

Jerry Lawler v Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the ring announcer didn’t put enough effort in his introduction of Orndorff, in Orndorff’s opinion, and he failed to call him “Mr. Wonderful,” so the heel berated her (+1 Heat, +3 END). Lawler watched in bemusement then dominated the match, tiring Orndorff with a 2nd Rope Fistdrop, exhausted him with a second Fistdrop, and getting the pin after an Elbow Drop at 8 min 22 secs.

Bruno Sammartino w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Mitsu Arakawa: Bruno is one tough SOB but in a match lasting 13 min 19 secs, he doesn’t stand a chance if he only executes 5 maneuvers. A Jumping Judo Kick from Arakawa in the 5th minute was the early highlight. In the final 3 minutes Arakawa applied a Sleeper Hold and 2 Claws, getting the submission from Sammartino on the 2nd. Arakawa earned his 1st RWF victory!

Andre the Giant v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the match seemed to be going the way the experts expected, Studd was exhausted at the 6:30 mark and Andre barely breaking a sweat. Big John managed 6 out of 7 moves and got back into the match, tiring the Giant. The Blackjacks made an appearance, Mulligan KO’d Foley, and Lanza escorted heel referee Bruno Lauer to the ring. The action went outside the ring and Andre appeared to be in good shape when he slammed Studd into the Ring Steps and slammed him on the concrete. Studd then found some magic, Body Slamming Andre onto the concrete, exhausting him, then executing 6 of the final 7 moves, finishing Andre off with a Clothesline and pin at 19 min 15 secs. Another stunning defeat for Andre and a big win for Studd, who has reunited with Heenan and his gang.

Dick the Bruiser v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: Slaughter performed a Power Slam and Cannon Ball and tired Bruiser early. But Dick’s Boston Crab earned the match’s 1st pin/sub attempt (reaches ropes). After an Eye Gouge, Slaughter was tired as well, though he responded with a Cobra Clutch (savvy). Bruiser executed 5 straight moves, including a 2nd Boston Crab (reaches ropes), and exhausted Slaughter. But the military veteran responded anew, with a powerful Body Slam that exhausted Dick and forced him to use his final savvy point, and then a finishing Cobra Clutch, that forced a surprise submission at 9 min 45 secs.

The British Bulldogs v the Minnesota Wrecking Crew: a rematch from MD 46 when the Crew won by DQ. The ring announcer did not learn any lessons from earlier and tried a Minnesota accent when introducing Ole and Lars Anderson. It did not go over well with them as they verbally abused her (+1 Heat, +3 END). Lars caught Davey Boy Smith in a Bear Hug right away but the Dynamite Kid bopped Lars over the head to break it up. The Bulldogs teamed up for a High/Low Clothesline on Ole when he and the Kid were the legal participants. Then when Lars and Smith were legal it was a Clothesline of the Sandwich variety by the Bulldogs. Smith came close to getting a pin with a fist full of tights but Ole broke it up A follow-up Small Package though was executed so swiftly by Smith than Ole couldn’t get back in the ring and Lauer counted to 3, giving the Bulldogs a nice victory at 8 min 12 secs.

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Dean Ambrose v Ric Flair: the main even that the wrestling world was looking forward to. Ambrose had impressed as US Champion. Flair was getting his 1st title shot. An inauspicious start for Flair, as the champ found Flair’s hidden Horseshoe and used it (-8 END)!!! That was the high point of the match for Ambrose though, as Flair took control and never really relinquished it, earning 7 pin/sub attempts to 0 for Dean. A Flair Chops in the Corner exhausted Ambrose, but a foot on the ropes saved his title momentarily in the 9th minute. Less than 3 minutes later Flair hit the champ with a Piledriver, Lauer counted 1-2-3, and Ric Flair is YOUR new United States champion! 11 min 58 secs. Flair grabbed the apparently lucky horseshoe from outside the ring and carried it back to this dressing room (it is now his preferred foreign object, understandably), along with the prestigious title belt.
Derek Kraft - Jul 05, 2016 - 01:07 PM
Post subject: MD 99 Results
Match Day 99
Evans Field Fouse, Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL
Referee = Dick Wohrle

Seth Rollins v Jake Roberts: on MD 84 Roberts engaged in some smack talk before Rollins’s bout against Stan Hansen, which Rollins ended up losing. Seth was in control of this one when Roberts caught him clean and knocked him out. Wohrle had taken a blow as well and was recovering from it and facing the other way when Ricky Steamboat stormed into the ring, KOd the Snake and placed Rollins on top. Wohrle came to, made the count, and declared Rollins the victor. 10 min 15 secs

Hacksaw Duggan v Mr. Saito: utter domination by Duggan, who had lost his previous 6 matches. Saito narrowly avoided the pin after a Whack by 2x4 and a Power Slam, but a 2nd Power Slam was too match and Hacksaw got the pin at 10 min 32 secs.

Rick Martel v Randy Savage: a new heel, Rick Rude, appeared out of nowhere pre-match and attacked Martel (-6 END)! Savage added insult to injury by hitting Martel early on with a Steel Chain. He followed that up with, in order, a Back Body Drop, a Flying Body Block and a Stalling Suplex, and got the 3-count from Wohrle. 4 min 6 secs

Wahoo McDaniel v The Sheik: if I told you that the Sheik executed every move in the match, and still managed to lose, would you believe me? Wahoo extended a hand for a pre-match handshake and was met with a Sheik Piledriver (-5 END)! The Sheik then performed 4 straight single point moves and looked to be in control. And he was, of the match, but not of his mind. He found Savage’s Steel Chain and used that, exhausting McDaniel but earning his 1st DQ pt. He then Hit Wahoo with a Chair, earning his 2nd DQ pt. Finally, a Punch to the Groin, again caught by Wohrle. The Sheik loses by DQ! He led +6 to -11 END. This was the Sheik’s 9th straight loss. Can’t take your eyes off this train wreck though. 3 min 22 secs

The Crusher w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Gene Kiniski: Gene got some licks in but this lollipop was controlled by the Crusher, who had 7 unsuccessful pin/sub attempts before Kiniski got his first. Kiniski survived multiple Bolo Punches, 2 Press Slams, a Full Nelson, and a Spinning Hammerlock, but it was a prosaic Ram Head into Ring Post that he succumbed to at 14 min 9 secs. Crusher led -9 to -30 END at the time of the pin.

High Flyers v Original Midnight Express w/ manager Jim Cornette: the OME announced the hiring of Cornette pre-match. Dennis Condrey earned a DQ pt for hitting Jim Brunzell with a chair, then teamed with his partner for a Double Leg Sweep before tagging out. Cornette drilled Brunzell with his Tennis Racket (-5 END) then Randy Rose and Condrey teamed up for a Doubleteam Face Slam (Brunzell kicked out). Greg Gagne tagged in and executed 3 moves, including a Back Body Drop, before Condrey returned with a Pool Cue, earning his 2nd DQ pt. A doubleteam Body Slam/Knee Smash combo minutes later, after being warned by the ref, was too much and Wohrle DQd the OME. 6 min 32 secs
Derek Kraft - Jul 09, 2016 - 02:45 PM
Post subject: MD 100 Results
Match Day 100
Fox Theater
Atlanta, GA
Referee = Jack Pesek

The night started with Roddy Piper appearing with his new personal bodyguard Cowboy Bob Orton and announcing that he was done being the good guy and wanted to start having some fun. Who doesn’t?

Verne Gagne v Stan Hansen: a new wrestler, Lex Luger, was introduced by Hansen pre-match. He will join Hansen’s stable. (+2 Heat Hansen). The Lariat was rolled up in a Small Package early and Gagne got the pin at 2 min 6 secs. Inauspicious 1st bout of the evening.

Dusty Rhodes v Mitsu Arakawa: Arakawa teamed up with Ric Flair to attack Dusty Rhodes before the latter’s championship bout against Nick Bockwinkel on MD 95 (-10 END!), which Dusty eventually lost. This one turned to be good, with the action going back and forth. Arakawa led in pin/sub attempts 4 to 2, but it was a Hit w/ a Chair by Dusty Rhodes, unseen by Pesek, that resulted in a pin. 11 min 48 secs

Rock & Roll Express v Minnesota Wrecking Crew: on MD 79 Ole Anderson was seemingly injured after being put through the announcer’s table by Ricky Morton, and Lars Anderson got the Crew disqualified soon after. Lars slammed Robert Gibson right away with a DDT (kick out) before Pesek and both in-ring grapplers were KOd during a Superplex gone awry. Larry Lisowski rushed to the ring and reached a 10 count. Double count-out! 1 min 13 secs

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Otto Wanz w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Studd seemed to be in control with a pin attempt after an early Powerbomb (kick out), a Body Slam, and a Figure 4 (foot on ropes) but 3 consecutive moves by the TV champ, culminating in a Boston Crab, decided this one. Studd weakly submitted at 5 min 35 secs. Surprisingly, this was the first time a champion successfully defended the prestigious TV title.

Ricky Steamboat v Tommy Rich: Wildfire beat the Dragon twice before, on MD 37 when he took the US Championship from him, and on MD 42 when he won the rematch. Steamboat though has been one of the best wrestlers in the RWF if you look at the entire year in total. Rich seemed a step too slow early on, as Steamboat executed 7 of the first 8 moves, including a Top Rope Body Press and Arm Drag. Rich battled back and evened the match at -3 END by performing 10 of the next 11 maneuvers, including a 2nd Rope Body Press and Elbow Smash. By the 16th minute, both wrestlers were exhausted, but they had only 3 pin/sub attempts between them and it looked like this could go the time limit. A Piledriver by Rich in the 18th minute looked likely to change that, but the Dragon kicked out at the very last second of the pin attempt (pin 1-10, rolled 11). Steamboat then responded with a Body Slam, covered, and Lisowski made the 3-count. Wildfire threw a tantrum, insisting that Lisowski’s count after the Piledriver was slow, to no avail. 17 min 49 secs

Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino v The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko: Sammartino started the match and got absolutely pummeled, avoiding 2 pin attempts by Zbyszko (Shoulder Breaker and Release German Suplex) and having a -15 END by the time he was able to tag out in the 8th minute. Bruiser came in and got 2 quick pin attempts on Zbyszko, who got his foot on the ropes at the very last second on the 2nd one. Dick got a DQ point after an Eye Gouge, then another after sticking a Dirty Sock in the Sheik’s Mouth! Another Eye Gouge and Lisowski had no choice but to DQ Dick and Bruno. 12 min 45 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: Jimmy Snuka v Champion Ric Flair: a new wrestler, The Ultimate Warrior, appeared ringside to cheer on Snuka (+1 END). That was the highlight for Superfly, as the champ performed 11 of the 13 moves in the match, and got the pin on an exhausted Snuka after a German Suplex at 6 min 40 secs.

Hulk Hogan v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: a fun match with a ton of action. Pre-match Graham bashed Hogan with a Briefcase during the latter’s interview (-6 END)! Then just as the opening bell rang Al Kaissey distracted Lisowki and Graham was able to connect with a Chair Shot (-5 END)! Hogan kicked out of the pin attempt but was clearly tired and the match had just begun. Hogan got a pin attempt with a Quick Roll Up w/ a fist full of tights, forcing Superstar to use his savvy early. Al Kaissey tripped Hogan, exhausting him and allowing a 2nd pin attempt by Graham (savvy). Superstar would manage 2 more unsuccessful pin attempts, but it was Hogan who dominated the rest of the way. Twice Superstar got his foot on the ropes at the last second during a pin attempt (Hogan Leg Drop, Running Clothesline) and once he kicked out at the very last second (Hogan Leg Drop). But the third time is the charm, and a third Hogan Leg Drop allowed the Hulkster to get the pin and victory at 15 min 39 secs. Great comeback for Hogan, who may very well have finally earned himself a title shot.

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious v Champions The Russians: the Freebirds slipped on some spilled beer during their entrance (-3 END, -1 Heat) then Michael Hayes got hit immediately with an Airplane Spin/Knee Drop Combo by the Koloffs. Terry Gordy tagged in soon after and executed 5 of 6 moves on Nikita, including a Body Slam and getting a pin attempt (foot on ropes). Nikita tagged out but before exiting the ring performed a Press Slam/Elbow Drop Combo with Ivan. Hayes tagged back in, and between him and his partner, executed the final 14 moves of the match, the best of which were a Running Knee Smash, a Double Clothesline, and a DDT that resulted in a 3-count and a change of title. The Fabulous Freebirds are your new Retro Wrestling Federation World Tag Team Champions! 12 min 12 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Junkyard Dog v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: the 3rd bout between these two, with Bockwinkel taking the title from JYD on MD 40 by submission, JYD taking the title back via pin on MD 64, and Bockwinkel reclaiming the title on MD 70 with another submission. Here, 5 moves, all by Bockwinkel, with JYD submitting, yet again. This time it was to a Boston Crab. 2 min 33 secs
Derek Kraft - Jul 09, 2016 - 08:33 PM
Post subject:
Announcements:

(1) I have created new charts to supplement the Pre-match, In-Match and Wild Event charts. Some events have occurred too many times (I had already changed the fireworks inadvertently go off one) and I thought it would be nice to have some new ones. I tried to make them even between Face and Heel, but my Heel favoritism may have creeped in a bit.

(2) The cards for Dusty Rhodes and John Studd will be replaced w/ their Expansion Set 3 cards, which are slightly better overall. The manager card for Bobby Heenan will also be changed to the Expansion Set 3 version.

(3) New referees from Expansion Set 3 will be added to the rotation.

(4) Most of the wrestlers from the 2015 set will leave the RWF and compete in the forthcoming 2016 subdivision. Ambrose, Reigns, Rollins and Lesnar will leave. For now, Cena stays. Not sure when the 2016 division will begin but should happen relatively soon.

(5) The tournament to decide the # 1 Contender for the coveted Television Championship will begin on MD 101. 22 wrestlers will be involved. The winner will receive a title shot and a rematch, win or lose (so he will have 2 bites at the apple). If the current champ, Otto Wanz wins the first and loses the second, he will receive a rematch, so there is a possibility of 3 matches. Good luck gentlemen!

(6) I have done my research and will post a “History of the Retro Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Championship” very soon. Similar posts will come for the other titles in the Federation. The quickie version for the World Heavyweight Championship is:
-MD 9- Stan Hansen won the title, defeating Andre the Giant in a tournament to crown the inaugural champ
-MD 34-Junkyard Dog won it from Hansen
-MD 40- Nick Bockwinkel took it from JYD
-MD 64-JYD won it back from Bockwinkel
-MD 70-Bockwinkel reclaimed it from JYD and has it held it since
Derek Kraft - Jul 13, 2016 - 02:10 PM
Post subject:
The History of the Retro Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Championship
Part 1

Match Day 9 – the RWF opened on MD 1 with a single-elimination tournament to crown the inaugural World Heavyweight Champion. On MD 9, Stan Hansen defeated Andre the Giant by disqualification in the final to become champion.

-on Match Day 12 Commissioner Buttons announced a title shot for Andre the Giant if he defeated Harley Race. Less than 2 minutes in they were both disqualified as they fought outside the ring.

-on Match Day 16 Hansen defended his title against Dusty Rhodes in a great bout. Rhodes was ahead but Hansen got the pin after using an unseen foreign object.

-on Match Day 20 a Texas Stomp allowed Hansen to get the pin on Verne Gagne and retain the title.

-on Match Day 24, in a non-title bout v Jerry Lawler, Hansen was injured after missing a Flying Headbutt. The match continued and both wrestlers were counted out after Ox Baker and Baron von Raschke stormed the ring and flattened both. Hansen was injured for 3 weeks.

Match Day 34 – Hansen was just returning from injury, Sailor Art Thomas distracted him pre-match, and the Junkyard Dog smartly took advantage, finishing him off quickly with JYD Headbutts. The Junkyard Dog took the title!

Match Day 40 – Nick Bockwinkel challenged for the title, attacked JYD pre-match then caught him in a Sleeper right away. The referee called for the bell only 36 seconds in the bout, and declared Bockwinkle the winner and new champion.

-on Match Day 46, Bockwinkel took advantage of Tully Blanchard’s pre-match attack on Dick the Bruiser, getting the pin on Bruiser after a Piledriver.

-on Match Day 52 Curt Henning and Stan Hansen intimidated the referee pre-match and Bockwinkel got the pin on Jimmy Snuka after a Piledriver.

-on Match 58 a finishing Piledriver again allowed Bockwinkel to retain the title, this time against Antonio Inoki.

Match Day 64 – The Junkyard Dog became the first 2-time World Heavyweight Champion when Tito Santana KOd Bockwinkel and rolled JYD on top of him.

Match Day 70 – Nick Bockwinkel took the title back from JYD, again after applying a Sleeper Hold.

-on Match Day 76 Bockwinkel and challenger Verne Gagne were counted out as they brawled into the crowd

-on Match Day 82 a Figure 4 Leglock gave Bockwinkel the victory over Verne Gagne

-on Match Day 88 a Piledriver allowed Bockwinkel to pin Antonio Inoki

-on Match Day 95, Ric Flair and Mitsu Arakawa attacked Dusty Rhodes pre-match. Bockwinkel took advantage, of course, and finished Rhodes off with a Flying Shoulderblock.

-on Match Day 100, in a battle between 2-time champions, Bockwinkel got the Junkyard Dog to submit to a Boston Crab

Summary in 1 sentence: with the title on the line, Nick Bockwinkel has walked in the ring as champion, and walked out of the ring as champion, a record 8 times, while Stan Hansen did it twice and the Junkyard Dog, a 2-time champion, not once.
FrankC - Jul 14, 2016 - 07:00 AM
Post subject: Bockwinkle
In 1982 Nick Bockwinkle traveled to the Memphis area and had quite a few matches with Jerry Lawler. Of course they filled the arenas, mainly the Mid-South in Memphis. Nick was the AWA Champion at the time. The title was always on the line but Nick would find a way to run off if he lost the match or some stipulation would prevent Lawler from winning the belt. Several other wrestlers from the AWA would showcase to the Memphis area.

A year or 2 later the AWA started having mixed cards with the Mid-Atlantic NWA.

Although I didn't realize it at the time, it was really a time when the AWA was heading for disaster and was teying new things out. As we all know none of the mixture ideas saved the AWA but the fans really got to see some great matches in Memphis.

Nick Bockwinkle was a great performer.
Derek Kraft - Jul 19, 2016 - 04:55 PM
Post subject: RE: Bockwinkle
Good stuff, FrankC!!
Derek Kraft - Jul 19, 2016 - 05:17 PM
Post subject: MD 101 Results
Match Day 101
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Referee = Tom “Rocky” Stone

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament: Hacksaw Duggan v The Sheik: the most dangerous man in the RWF, the Sheik, controlled things early, utilizing both his wrestling skills (Double Leg Kick), brutality (Turnbuckle Ram) and cheating (Eye Gouge, use of a Taser!). But then came 11 straight maneuvers from Hacksaw, including the use of that same Taser as well as a 2x4 and Trash Can Lid. A Stalling Suplex followed by a Scoop Slam allowed Duggan to get the pin on an exhausted Sheik at 10 min 15 secs. Hacksaw moves into rd 2.

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament: Jack Brisco v Mr. Saito: Brisco opened with the first 11 moves, and overall led in pin/sub attempts 10 to 3, but Saito wouldn’t go easily and made it a match late, before Brisco bashed him with a steel chair, unbeknownst by Stone, and got the 3 count for the victory. 17 min 41 secs

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament: Jesse Ventura v Buddy Rose: The Body earned pin attempts after a Powerbomb and Bear Hug (kick outs) but it was Rose who managed the final 5 moves of the match, culminating in a Single-Leg Boston Crab and pin at 7 min 42 secs. Upset victory for the Playboy, who moves into the 2nd rd.

Rick Martel v Rick Rude: the debut match for Ravishing Rick Rude, whom the RWF universe first met on MD 99, when Rude attacked Martel before the latter’s bout against the Macho Man. This one was even throughout, with both wrestlers using legitimate wrestling moves and ultraviolence. Martel earned DQ pts for hitting Rude with a Chair early on and 8 mins in. Rude came close to a victory in the 12th minute after a Piledriver but Martel got his foot on the ropes at the last second. Martel then went to the Chair again and Stone had had enough and DQd him on the spot. 17 min 21 secs

John Cena v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: the referee was inadvertently pushed to the mat and while he was recovering Hart went for the pin, Magnum TA stormed the ring and KOd Hart, then Magnum rolled Cena on top of the Hitman. Stone came to, counted to 3, and declared Cena the victor. Hart pled his case via the megaphone but Stone was hearing none of it. 2 min 20 secs

Otto Wanz & The Crusher w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Ken Patera & King Kong Bundy with manager Bobby Heenan: Larry Zbyszko and the Sheik performed finishing maneuvers on the faces on the ramp, and Otto and Crusher couldn’t make it to the ring. Pre-match count-out!
Derek Kraft - Jul 25, 2016 - 01:38 PM
Post subject: Match Day 102 Results
Match Day 102
St. Louis Arena
St. Louis, MO
Referee = Todd Sinclair

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament: Pedro Morales v Tully Blanchard: great match with 11 pin/sub attempts. Pat Patterson appeared at ringside early and slammed Morales into the ring steps. Beginning in the 9th minute Blanchard earned 4 straight pin/sub attempts, almost getting the pin on an exhausted Morales after a Running Knee Lift (foot on ropes at last second). Morales battled back, executing a Hip Toss, Cannon Ball and Boston Crab, tying the match at -12 END, but failing to get the pin/sub. He then hit 5 more consecutive moves, including a Cannon Ball and Ram into Turnbuckle but again could not keep Blanchard pinned. Tully responded with a Release German Suplex and Sinclair counted 1-2-3. Blanchard advances. 14 min 36 secs

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament: Tito Santana v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: good bout with Santana applying a Figure 4 Leglock early (Patera reached ropes) and the Olympian catching Santana late with a pair of Swinging Full Nelsons, getting the pin after the 2nd. 8 min 29 secs

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament: Greg Valentine v Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the Brain KOd the ref early and had his stable-member Big John Studd escort heel referee Nick Patrick to the ring. Patrick must have been asleep as he did not acknowledge Orndorff using a Trash Can Lid tossed to him by Heenan. After a Piledriver, Mr. Wonderful rolled the Hammer up in a Small Package and got the 3 count. A good evening for Bobby Heenan with both his clients advancing to round 2 of the tournament. 3 min 39 secs

Magnum TA v Harley Race: Handsome Harley executed 10 of the 11 moves in the match, earning a pin attempt after a DDT (Magnum kicked out), and looked on his way to victory. But then he snapped, grabbing a steel chair and nailing both MTA and the referee. Patrick immediately called for the bell and DQd Race at 6 min 6 secs. Magnum TA remains unbeaten.

Antonio Inoki v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: Inoki opened with a Cobra Twist and Running Clothesline before World Heavyweight Champion and Slaughter tag team partner Nick Bockwinkel appeared ringside. Bockwinkel got up on the apron and lifted up his right foot as Slaughter attempted to whip Inoki into the ropes. But Inoki reversed the maneuver, and Slaughter ran into Bockwinkel’s Big Boot. Inoki was able to cover for the easy pin. 2 min 3 secs

Jesse Ventura & Jimmy Snuka v The Hart Foundation w/ manager Jimmy Hart: the faces were hot out of the gate, with Snuka and Ventura getting 3 quick pin attempts early on Jim Neidhart (kick outs). Ventura and Snuka executed a pair of Doubleteam moves on Bret Hart (Double DDT, Double Russian Leg Sweep) and Snuka earned a pin attempt after a Superplex (kick out). Neidhart and Ventura tagged back in and the Anvil managed 6 straight moves, including a pair of Clubbing Forearms, a Slingshot Splash and a Discus Clothesline, exhausting Ventura, but couldn’t get a pin attempt. Snuka and Hart returned and Superfly finished off the Foundation with a Diving Headbutt and cover at 15 min 33 secs.
Derek Kraft - Jul 25, 2016 - 07:48 PM
Post subject: MD 103 Results
Match Day 103
Arlington Theater
Santa Barbara, CA
Referee = Red Shoes Unno

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament Rd. 2: Hacksaw Duggan v. Pat Patterson: the ring announcer irritated Patterson pre-match (+ 1 heat, + 3 END). The match was just about even through 8 minutes, with each wrestler having 2 unsuccessful pin/sub attempts. The turning point was when Patterson used his preferred foreign object, his trusty Crash Test Dummy, which earned him a DQ pt but also cut Duggan. Patterson then went on to execute 5 of the next 6 moves, getting 4 pin attempts and getting the 3 count after a finishing Sleeper. 12 min 57 secs

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament Rd. 2: Wahoo McDaniel v Buddy Rose: an opening Tomahawk Chops from Wahoo stunned Rose. McDaniel went for the pin, Unno counted to 3 and McDaniel moved into the quarterfinals. 33 secs

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament Rd. 2: Adrian Adonis v Randy Savage: King Kong Bundy surprised Adonis on the entrance ramp with a finishing Avalanche. Adrian never made it to the ring. Count-out!

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament Rd. 2: Jack Brisco v Roddy Piper w/ ally Bob Orton: Superstar Billy Graham and Cowboy Bob attacked Brisco during his pre-match interview (-10 END!!!!). Brisco began the match tired and failed to execute a single move, yet hung in there for over 6 minutes and avoided 5 pin/sub attempts. An Atomic Drop finished him off at 6 min 32 secs.

Dick the Bruiser v Lex Luger w/ ally Stan Hansen: Dick caught Luger unawares with a quick pin move with a fist full of tights to open but Luger kicked out. The Iron Sheik, another member of the Hansen stable, appeared and KOd Unno, replacing him with heel referee Bruno Lauer. The match then got down to some serious wrestling. Bruiser pounded Luger for 6 straight moves, including a Reverse Chinlock, Rake Eyes w/ Boot Laces and a Superplex. Hansen then made his presence felt, and turned the tide of the match, when he tossed Luger his Bullwhip (-4 END). Luger applied his Torture Rack finisher 2x but Bruiser used his savvy. Luger almost got the pin after a Rib Breaker but Dick got his foot on the ropes at the last second. Lex did get the 3 count and won his debut after a Big Lex Hiptoss followed up by a Snap Scoop Power Slam. 10 min 56 secs

Rock & Roll Express v Minnesota Wrecking Crew: the 3rd bout between these teams. On MD 79, the Crew were DQd and Ole Anderson was found to have a shoulder injury after having been slammed through the announcer’s table (he would miss 3 weeks). On MD 100 both teams were counted out early after a botched Superplex. MWC dominated this one, especially Ole, who was clearly out for blood. After a doubleteam Atomic Drop/Reverse Atomic Drop Combo, the Crew hit Robert Gibson with not one, not two, but three Double Running Lariats (with an Ole Bear Hug mixed in) and got the pin. 7 min 12 secs
Derek Kraft - Jul 26, 2016 - 11:30 AM
Post subject: MD 104 Results
Match Day 104
Swing Auditorium
San Bernardino, CA
Referee = Brian Hebner

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament Rd. 2: Bobo Brazil v Tully Blanchard: Clint Eastwood got involved in the action at ringside, asking Blanchard if he was “feeling lucky, punk.” This match was not for the faint of heart. Brazil hit Blanchard with a Forearm Smash to Back and then smashed him with a chair. Blanchard responded with a Release German Suplex and Stalling Suplex, back to back. Bobo used the chair again, then found Tully’s hidden Light Tube under the ring and smashed it over him outside the ring. A Coco Butt followed by a pair of Powerbombs and Brazil got the pin at 8 min 15 secs. The Swing auditorium janitorial staff went to work immediately after to clean up the debris outside the ring.

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament Rd. 2: Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan v. Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: a trash-talking Lex Luger confronted Mr. Wonderful as the latter waited in the ring pre-match. Orndorff was inadvertently distracted by Heenan as the opening bell rang and the Iron Sheik nailed a Belly-to-Back Suplex. The Iron Sheik then snapped, grabbing a steel chair and hitting both his opponent and Hebner, drawing an immediate DQ. 1 min 9 secs

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament Rd. 2: Mad Dog Vachon v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: these two wrestlers, and especially Vachon, treated the rules as if they were suggestions. Mad Dog resorted to the Blatant Choke 3x and even bit Patera’s forehead, while the strongman performed a Choke on Ropes once. Vachon controlled the match and his finishing sequence consisted of a Back Drop, Piledriver and Boston Crab. Patera submitted! 7 min 56 secs

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Tournament Rd. 2: Jake Roberts v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: a rubber match for the Brain, who didn’t even bother to exit ringside between bouts. Studd hit Roberts with a Nightstick, then when Heenan tried to pass it to him a second time the Snake intercepted it and used it on Studd. Heenan didn’t learn his lesson because he gave the Nightstick to King Kong Bundy next, who jumped onto the apron, swung, missed Roberts and hit his stablemate, allowing Roberts to cover for the easy pin. 4 min 30 secs

Ultimate Warrior v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: the Warrior showed his stuff from the get go, performing a Leaping Shoulder Block and Warrior Atomic Drop on the overwhelmed Zbyszko. Dangerously tried to change the course of the match by passing an object to his client but Hebner caught him and banned him from ringside for the duration. Zbyszko seemed to find some motivation, hitting the Warrior with an Elbow Smash and Superplex, before the most dangerous man in the RWF, and Z’s tag team partner, the Sheik showed up. The Sheik DDTd the Warrior, drawing a DQ for his partner. The heels then brutally beat the Warrior. Dr. Brenda Buttons would later announce that, upon close examination, the Ultimate Warrior had an inner thigh injury that would cause him to miss 2 weeks of wrestling action.

The British Bulldogs v The Russians: pre-match, the Fabulous Freebirds jumped into the ring and smashed the Bulldogs with the World Tag Team Championship Belts, which Michael Hayes said the Bulldogs would never have (-5 END Bulldogs!!!). The Freebirds glared at the Russians then left the ring. Highlights for the Bulldogs in this one were the Dynamite Kid bashing Nikita Koloff with a chair and Davey Boy Smith hitting Ivan Koloff with a Dropkick to Head. Ivan had a nice Hip Toss on the Kid then went for straight up brutality on Smith, twice punching him in the groin. Ivan then laid out Smith with a DDT and got the pin, though the Bulldogs claimed a quick-count (pin 1-4, rolled 4). Russians win! 5 min 22 secs
Derek Kraft - Jul 26, 2016 - 11:30 AM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 14
Official Rankings # 14

Audited by the eminently trustworthy Arthur Andersen after the conclusion of MD 104

(1) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel (1)
(2) United States Champion Ric Flair (2)
(3) Antonio Inoki (3)
(4) Hulk Hogan (6)
(5) Jimmy Snuka (4)
(6) Magnum TA (NR)
(7) Dusty Rhodes (Cool
(Cool Junkyard Dog (7)
(9) Television Champion Otto Wanz (NR)
(10) The Crusher (NR)

Tag Teams
(1) World Tag Team Champions The Fabulous Freebirds (3)
(2) The Russians (1)
(3) The High Flyers (NR)
(4) The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (NR)

The number to the right refers to the previous ranking with NR = Not Ranked
Derek Kraft - Aug 01, 2016 - 01:28 PM
Post subject: MD 105 Results
Match Day 105
The Forum
Inglewood, CA
Referee = Drake Wuertz

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Quarterfinals: Wahoo McDaniel v Jake Roberts: The Iron Sheik and Honky Tonk Man attacked Wahoo pre-match but Wahoo’s fellow gang member, Jerry Lawler, swopped in for the rescue. A tag team match between the 2 sides has been scheduled. Roberts set the tone early when he hit Wahoo with an Iron Pipe, drawing a DQ pt from Wuertz as well as blood from McDaniel’s forehead. A pair of Fist Drops had Wahoo in trouble, but he battled back, executing 8 straight moves, including a pair of Release German Suplexes and a Wristlock Takedown. The Snake responded with 3 straight 2-pt moves (Short-Arm Clothesline and a pair of Snap Suplexes) and went for the pin, but Wahoo kicked out at the very last second! Roberts drew more blood when he hit McDaniel with a steel chair then got the pin after another Fist Drop. To the surprise of everyone, Commissioner Buttons stormed into the ring and reversed the decision, saying he had seen enough of Roberts’s cheating and would not stand for a tainted # 1 contender for the illustrious Television Championship. Wahoo moves into the semifinals. 8 min 59 secs

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Quarterfinals: Bobo Brazil v Pat Patterson: Jimmy Snuka joined Bobo for his entrance. The match was starting to heat up when Tully Blanchard appeared out of nowhere and tried to help Patterson. Wuertz caught him and immediately called for the bell and DQ of Patterson. Brazil advances! 4 min 6 secs

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Quarterfinals: Randy Savage v Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the Macho Man dominated Mr. Wonderful. The highlight for the crowd was Savage Body Slamming Heenan on the concrete floor outside the ring, putting the Brain out of commission for the remainder of the match. The finishing sequence was a Back Body Drop, Figure 4 Leglock and the awesome Flying Elbow. Savage pinned Orndorff at 7 min 7 secs

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Quarterfinals: Mad Dog Vachon v Roddy Piper w/ ally Bob Orton: Piper executed a Fireman’s Carry and somehow won a Test of Strength, which must have irritated the Mad Dog, as he performed the final 10 moves of the bout, getting the submission after a 2nd Boston Crab. 6 min 39 secs. So it will be Wahoo v MDV and Brazil v Savage in the semifinals.

John Cena & Magnum TA v the Original Midnight Express w/ manager Jim Cornette: the feud between these teams started on MD 85 when the Express beat down Cena during the latter’s match against Pat Patterson and Magnum TA attempted a rescue but was not only thwarted but injured. The teams faced each other on MD 95 where the faces dominated and earned a victory in just over 6 mins. Before this one, a new wrestler, Sting, appeared ringside to cheer on Cena & MTA. Highlights were a Randy Rose Superplex on Magnum and a Cena Five Knuckle Shuffle/Attitude Adjustment combo on Dennis Condrey. But in the 13th minute Rose was inadvertently whipped into Wuertz, who called for the bell and DQd the Express! The heels proceeded to beat the referee senseless. Connie Marker, a referee notorious for favoring the faces, would replace Wuertz for the final bout of the evening. 12 min 12 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Hulk Hogan v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: with Marker as the referee, and the seemingly unstoppable Hogan finally getting his 1st title shot, would this be the day Bockwinkel’s incredible run as World Heavyweight Champion came to an end? In a word, no. The champ berated the ring announcer for calling him “Nicholas” (+3 END). Bockwinkel opened with 5 straight moves, 4 of which were multipoint (Hip Roll, Flying Shoulder Smash, Superplex, Kick to Ribs). Bockwinkel led in pin/sub attempts 8 to 1 for the match and in END at the end -6 to -24. A Sleeper hold allowed Bockwinkel to get the pin and retain the championship at 16 min 5 secs.
Derek Kraft - Aug 01, 2016 - 08:20 PM
Post subject: MD 106 results
Match Day 106
Orpheum Theatre
San Francisco, CA
Referee = Johnny Shorn

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Semifinals: Wahoo McDaniel v Mad Dog Vachon: through 4 and 1/2 minutes, Wahoo had 3 pin/sub attempts to 0 for his opponent and executed an Indian Leg Lock, Piledriver and Tomahawk Chops, but the match was tied at -4 END because Jake Roberts jumped onto the apron and distracted the referee, which allowed MDV to drop a highly illegal 2nd Rope Piledriver on McDaniel (-7 END!). Wahoo caught Vachon in another Indian Leg Lock but MDV reached the ropes. Vachon responded with an Eye Gouge, unseen by Shorn, that exhausted Wahoo and allowed Vachon to get the pin and advance to the finals of the tournament. 6 min 48 secs

TV Champ. # 1 Contender Semifinals: Bobo Brazil v Randy Savage: a rematch from MD 95, when Savage dominated and got the pin after his 2nd Flying Elbow. But this one had more on the line than a simple win/loss; the winner here would be just one step away from becoming the # 1 contender for the Television Championship! Brazil’s END was cut in half pre-match when he slipped and fell during his entrance (-3 END). Bobo earned a pin attempt after a Powerbomb but it was the Macho Man’s patented Flying Elbow that resulted in the pin at 10 min 2 secs. Rick Rude joined Savage in administering a post-match beatdown of Brazil.

The Crusher w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Mitsu Arakawa: Crusher must have been feeling the pressure of being ranked in the top 10 in the Official Rankings # 14 (released after MD 104), as Arakawa dominated at the start, exhausted the Crusher at the 3:30 mark after a Jumping Judo Kick and leading in END after 5:30 + 5 to -10. And though Crusher did have pin/sub attempts with a DDT and Boston Crab, through 12 minutes Arakawa had 5 pin/sub attempts, including after a 2nd Jumping Judo Kick (kick out, 1-10 pin, rolled 13), and Arakawa led in END -4 to -22. Crusher was done, right? WRONG! He rallied! He Body Slammed Mitsu on the Ropes. He got lucky when the action spilled outside the ring and, while Shorn was counting both contestants out, The Most Dangerous Man in the RWF, the Sheik, appeared in the nick of time and disabled the referee with a Fireball! Ralph Hamilton came out from the locker room and replaced him, and by the time he got into the ring both Crusher and Arakawa were back in as well. Crusher proceeded to perform the final 6 moves of the bout, including a Press Slam and the finishing Bolo Punch, which allowed him to get the pin. Unbelievable comeback for the Crusher! 17 min 6 secs

Andre the Giant v Stan Hansen: a rematch from MD 9, when these 2 faced off in the final of the tournament to crown the 1st World Heavyweight Champion of the RWF (Hansen won by DQ). In the opening minute here Andre took Hansen’s Branding Iron and KOd him! Hamilton made the count and Andre got the pin. 26 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: the 3rd bout between these 2, with Superstar having won on MD 80 after Dusty was attacked pre-match and had his head bashed into a steel-plated turnbuckle (placed there by Superstar), and Dusty got the quick win on MD 91 after a pair of Bionic Elbows. Here, the highlights were Dusty twice hitting Graham with a chair, a Superstar Knife Edge to Throat and a Rhodes Chop Block. The match was decided when Al Kaissey got on the apron, stuck out his Big Boot, and prepared for Superstar to whip Rhodes into it. Alas, the American Dream reversed it and Superstar was KOd when he ran into his manager’s Big Boot. Dusty covered for the easy pin. The crowd loved it! 7 min 36 secs

Road Warriors v Ox & Baron: prior to the bout, former manager Paul Ellering made overtures, hinting that he may want to come back to the Warriors and that it was a misunderstanding (he attacked Animal before being understandably fired). Hawk and Baker started the match and had a nice opening with Hawk hitting Ox with an Atomic Drop, Ox responding with a Body Slam, Hawk coming back with a Clothesline and Ox hitting an Overhead Forearm Smash. The Baron got the 1st pin attempt of the match after a Powerbomb (Animal kicked out). Baker went for the Quick Pin Move w/a Fist Full of Tights but Animal used his savvy. Von Rashke broke up an Animal pin attempt after a Powerbomb and Ox used his savvy to avoid a pin after a Top Rope Powerslam. All hell broke loose when Larry Zbysko and the Sheik, who just can’t stay out of anything, joined Ox and Baron in attacking the former tag team champions. Ox and Baron were DQd but the battle raged on, and the British Bulldogs of all people attempted to rescue the Warriors but were beaten down. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brenda Buttons would later examine the Bulldogs and revealed shoulder injuries that would take 3 weeks to heal. Neither the Sheik nor Zbysko had a bout scheduled for the night, so what the hell were they even doing here?
Derek Kraft - Aug 02, 2016 - 12:39 PM
Post subject: MD 107 results
Match Day 107
Cobo Arena
Detroit, MI
Referee = Tom Hamilton
“They must have plans for the evening”

Jerry Lawler v Gene Kiniski: Gene opened with a Release Suplex but Lawler was so unimpressed that he responded with a Release German Suplex, the 1st of 9 straight moves, including a Series of Punches, a 2nd Rope Fistdrop, a Piledriver and 2 more Release German Suplexes, getting the 3 count after the 3rd Release German Suplex of the bout. 5 min 9 secs

Bruno Sammartino w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: a Bundy Splash almost ended the bout in the 2nd minute but Bruno got his foot on the ropes at the last second. A 2nd one minutes later forced Sammartino to use his savvy to avoid the pin. Bundy followed that up with a Stalling Suplex, exhausting the Living Legend, and got the 3 count from Hamilton. 6 min 13 secs

Jimmy Snuka v Tommy Rich: Snuka won the US Championship from Rich on MD 66 then Snuka won the rematch and the title on MD 72. Here, the match started with single point moves until Rich hit a Stalling Suplex in the 4th minute. Then Larry Zbyszko entered the ring and DDTd Superfly! Hamilton DQ’d Rich but that didn’t stop Wildfire and Zbyszko from brutally beating Snuka, who suffered an injury that will keep him out of action for 2 weeks. 3 min 55 secs

TV Champ. # 1 Contender FINAL: Mad Dog Vachon v Randy Savage: the Macho Man opened with a pair of Back Body Drops and then went for the submission with a Boston Crab (reach ropes). The Mad Dog responded with a DDT (foot on ropes), Eye Gouge and a Back Drop of his own. Savage tired Vachon with a Running Elbow Smash then exhausted him 2 minutes later with Savage Punches in the Corner. The Macho Man went for the pin, Hamilton counted 1-2-3, and Savage is the # 1 contender for the Television Championship! 5 min 49 secs

Midnight Rockers v Blackjacks w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Tito Santana and Pedro Morales performed finishers on the Blackjacks on the entrance ramp. The Blackjacks can’t make it to the ring and are counted out!

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: Magnum TA v Champion Ric Flair: what happens when the irresistible force meets the immovable object? When the irresistible force is Magnum TA, undefeated in the RWF with 11 wins and 2 draws, and the immovable object is Ric Flair, with 9 wins a row and the reigning United States Champion, the answer is …wait, who is what again? Flair received a thunderous chorus of boos as he made his entrance. The blue collar Detroit crowd did not appreciate the fancy robe and cockiness of the champ. The opening minutes were a feeling out process with the best moves being a Flair Chop Block and a Magnum Running Knee Smash. Flair tired out MTA at the 5 min mark with Flair Chops in the Corner, then hit him with another set of Flair Chops a minute later. In the 9th minute the champ landed an Elbow Drop and earned the 1st pin attempt of the match (kick out). 1 minute later he applied his trademark Figure 4 in the center of the ring and Magnum TA was forced to submit. 9 min 39 secs
Derek Kraft - Aug 04, 2016 - 01:35 PM
Post subject: MD 108 results
Match Day 108
War Memorial Auditorium
Buffalo, NY
Referee = Bruno Lauer

Rick Martel v Rick Rude: there is only room for one Rick in the RWF! Rude introduced himself to the RWF universe on MD 99 when he attacked Martel before the latter’s bout against the Macho Man. The Ricks faced off on MD 101 in an even bout that lasted over 17 minutes and ended with Martel getting DQd for going to the steel chair one too many times. This one didn’t last nearly as long. Rude’s best move was a Gutwrench Suplex and Martel’s a Diving Crossbody. When Rude pulled out a Trash Can Lid, Martel took it away and used it himself. Lauer DQd Martel at the 6 min mark. Who would have thought that Rick Martel would become such a rule-breaker?

Junkyard Dog v Mr. Saito: JYD has become so good in the RWF that Saito is squash material for him. A Sleeper Hold by the Dog resulted in Lauer calling for the bell at 6 min 36 secs.

Sting v The Sheik: it was nice of the Sheik to take some time away from his pre-match, in-match and post-match shenanigans, not to mention his feuds, to wrestle an actual match. The crowd showed their appreciation by booing him as he made his entrance (+1 heat). The Sheik almost spoiled Sting’s debut with an Camel Clutch early but Sting used his savvy. The Sheik Threw a Fireball, Punched Sting in the Groin and Choked him with a Tag Rope, all of which was ignored by the oblivious Lauer. Sting showed off some skill with a Dropkick and a Scorpion Deathdrop, the latter forcing the Sheik to use his savvy. The climax and resolution came when the Sheik executed an Eye Gouge, turned his back and celebrated, and Sting rolled him up in a Small Package. Lauer counted 1-2-3 and Sting had won his debut! 11 singles action losses in a row now for the most dangerous man in the RWF. 10 min 42 secs

Verne Gagne v Lex Luger w/ ally Stan Hansen: the Lariat inadvertently distracted his underling, allowing Gagne to nail his finishing Sleeper hold. When Luger started to pass out, Lauer had no choice but to call for the bell. 1 min 33 secs

Wahoo McDaniel & Jerry Lawler v The Iron Sheik & Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: Wahoo and HTM had a great battle on MD 92, with a pair of smashes from the Man’s Guitar allowing Wahoo to be pinned and injuring HTM post-match. On MD 105 HTM and the Iron Sheik tried for a pre-match sneak attack on Wahoo (before the latter’s bout against Jake Roberts) but Lawler swooped in for the save, and this tag team bout was scheduled. Here, Wahoo almost got an early pin with a Small Package but it was too close to the ropes and the Iron Sheik reached them at the last second. The Iron Sheik then performed a Belly-to-Belly Suplex before tagging out, and HTM seemed to establish some momentum for Hansen’s team with a Diving Fist Drop and Scoop Slam. But other than a Loaded Boot by the Iron Sheik and a pin attempt by HTM after Hansen distracted Lawler and Lauer (a good name for a law firm), the faces dominated the rest of the way, earning 6 pin/sub attempts. An Apache Backbreaker and Wrist Lock Takedown by McDaniel tired the Iron Sheik. Lawler tagged in and executed his finisher, the 2nd Rope Fistdrop, 3x, and mercifully got the pin on the Iron Sheik after a Piledriver at 21 min 27 secs. The faces were combined -1 END at the time of the pin while the heels were -25. Post-match, Wahoo and Lawler snapped, understandably, and brutally beat their opponents.

World Tag Team Championship: Champion The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious v The Russians: MD 100 saw the Freebirds wrest the tag team titles from the Russians. Here, the Birds blocked a pre-match sneak attack by the Russians (increasing their END 3 pts each). The Freebirds proceeded to control the match, with the highlights being the Fabulous Freebird Spike Piledriver in the 12th minute and the pair of Body Slams by Terry Gordy that resulted in a pin of Ivan Koloff at 18 min 1 sec.
Derek Kraft - Aug 09, 2016 - 01:04 PM
Post subject: MD 109 results
Match Day 109
Barton Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Referee = Tim Fuller

Pedro Morales v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: the 3rd bout between these rivals, with Hart pinning Morales in a tag team match on MD 81 after bashing him w/ his partner’s Nightstick, Morales getting the pin after a TON of Cannon Balls in a singles match on MD 82, and a No Contest on MD 87 after ringside lighting fell and injured Morales. Pedro had 3 pin attempts early in this one but couldn’t keep Hart’s shoulders down. After 7 and ½ minutes, Morales led in END +4 to -6, with the crowd especially enjoying when Jimmy Hart accidentally tripped his own client. 2 minutes later the crowd roared even louder when the Mouth from the South tried to interfere again and was met with Morale’s fist, which not only shut Jimmy up but KOd him for the duration. Morales had a total of 4 more pin attempts, coming closest to a pin after a Cross Body Block (Hart got his foot on the ropes at the last second). In the 14th minute the Hitman battled back, executing 8 of the following 10 moves, including a Pendulum Backbreaker, Inverted Atomic Drop, Snap Suplex and Sharpshooter. Hart almost got the pin after the Snap Suplex but this time it was Pedro who kicked out at the last second. Hart found a pair of Brass Knuckles next to his prostrate manager and used them. Hart hit the final maneuver of the match, a Piledriver, but the bell ring before he could cover. 20 minute time limit draw!

Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino v Mr. Saito & Gene Kiniski: Bruiser found the Brass Knuckles left by Hart and used them on Saito (-8 END). Kiniski never made it to the ring, except to try and break up pin attempts. He was unable to break up Bruiser’s pin after a 2nd Rope Knee Drop, Fuller counted to 3 and the match was over at 6 min 22 secs.

The High Flyers v The Minnesota Wrecking Crew: the High Flyers got the pin on MD 20 and MWC on MD 41, but these 2 teams haven’t met since. This one looked interesting early, with a Double Back Body Drop and Double Suplex by the Crew and a Bear Hug by Lars Anderson, and a pair of Flying Head Scissors by Jim Brunzell and a Monkey Flip/Flying Body Splash combo by the Flyers. A new manager, Johnny Valiant, even appeared ringside to scout the match. When Lars sat on Brunzell with a Boston Crab, it seemed like just a formality that the hold would be broken, but Jumping Jim was stuck and when Lars applied even more pressure, Brunzell tapped at 8 min 45 secs. Post-match, Valiant announced that he had signed the Crew AND that he had procured a title match with the Fabulous Freebirds!

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Otto Wanz w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v # 1 Contender Randy Savage: this match had been building since MD 101, when the tournament to determine the # 1 Contender began, and it did NOT disappoint! Savage got in a Back Body Drop and Savage Punches in the Corner early, and Wanz responded with a Stalling Suplex and German Headscissors. Wanz got the 1st pin attempt after a Powerbomb (kick out). The Macho Man came back with his patented Flying Elbow, which exhausted the big man (savvy). Wanz then executed the next 7 moves, but only the Body Slam was worth more than 1 pt. Wanz had 3 more pin/sub attempts and Savage 6. The most interesting unsuccessful attempt was after Savage smashed a child’s Etch-a-Sketch over Otto’s head! It looked like the end for Otto’s reign when Savage hit him with a Running Elbow Smash, but the champ reached the ropes just in time. In the 19th minute the Macho Man landed his 2nd finishing Flying Elbow, Fuller made the count 1-2-3, and Randy Savage won the TV Championship! 18 min 33 secs

The Rock & Roll Express v Nick Bockwinkel and Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: this match was the result of the challenge issued by the heels on MD 90. Ricky Morton probably regretted accepting the challenge, as the World Heavyweight Champion kicked him in the Ribs early and both Bockwinkel and Slaughter threw Salt in his Face. Morton tagged out and he and Robert Gibson performed a pretty Drop Toehold/Elbow Drop Combo on the veteran. Gibson then executed 5 straight moves and earned pin attempts after a Small Package and Single Dropkick (kick out and savvy). Bockwinkel tagged back in and pummeled Gibson, hitting him with a Running Clothesline, Shoulder Block, a Blatant Choke, a Hip Roll, a pair of Flying Shoulder Smashes, 2 Piledrivers and twice hitting him with a Chair, yet the Express kept avoiding the pinfall (Morton broke up 3, Gibson kicked out of 5). When the match spilled out of the ring, it looked like a double count-out would occur but Lord Alfred Hayes did the aristocratic thing and clocked Fuller. By the time Brad Robinson raced down the ramp to continue the match the grapplers had returned inside the squared circle. Gibson was somehow able to tag out (he had a -33 END at the time) and Morton came in red hot, performing 4 straight moves on Bockwinkel, including a Bulldog and a pair of Top Rope Drop Kicks. But the champ responded with a finishing Piledriver and covered for the pin, earning another victory for him and his partner. 21 min 46 secs. Could Bockwinkel be greedily eying the tag team championship?
Derek Kraft - Aug 10, 2016 - 05:17 PM
Post subject: MD 110 results
Match Day 110
Colt Park
Hartford, CT
Referee = Tom Foley
“Are you FREAKING kidding me?!?!?!”

Hacksaw Duggan v Harley Race: a Whack w/ a 2x4 was nice, but the highlight for the crowd was probably when Mitsu Arakawa interjected himself by grabbing Duggan from behind, Race went for the doubleteam move but Duggan turned and Race slammed Mitsu w/ an Elbow Smash. The rest of the match was controlled by Harley, who had 4 pin/sub attempts to 1 for Duggan. Race got the pin after a DDT at 10 min 32 secs.

Jesse Ventura v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: Slaughter tried to use Pepper Spray pre-match but Ventura blocked it and used it on Slaughter (-4 END). The two exchanged Closed Fists to Head to start. Ventura tired Slaughter with a Hip Roll. Slaughter rebounded with 6 straight moves, including a Chest Breaker and Body Slam, tiring the Body. Ventura caught Slaughter in a Sleeper Hold but the latter slithered out of it. Nick Bockwinkel, World Heavyweight Champion and tag team partner of Slaughter, appeared ringside and distracted Foley, allowing Slaughter to use Brass Knuckles on Ventura (-10 END). When Foley turned around Slaughter made the cover and got the pin. 6 min 39 secs

Honky Tonk Man & the Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen v Big John Studd & Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Mr. Wonderful and the Iron Sheik met on MD 104 as part of the TV # 1 Contender tournament. There, the Iron Sheik hit a Belly-to-Back Suplex then snapped and hit Orndorff and the ref w/ a Steel Chair, drawing an immediate DQ. Here, Studd and then Orndorff punished HTM, with Studd hitting a Superplex and Big Back Breaker and Orndorff bashing him w/ a Chair. The Iron Sheik tagged in and took over, performing a Belly-to-Belly Suplex then teaming with Honky Tonk Man for a Double Powerbomb. Studd returned and hit the Iron Sheik with a Big Boot, but the latter caught him in a Quick Roll-Up, Orndorff couldn’t break it up, and the Iron Sheik got the 3 count on Big John. 7 min 36 secs

Tito Santana & Pedro Morales v Tully Blanchard & Pat Patterson: on MD 102, Pat Patterson interfered in the Santana/Blanchard # 1 Contender match, slamming Morales into the ring steps. The faces were firmly in control of this one early, having executed 3 doubleteam moves and tiring both their opponents but failing to earn a pin/sub attempt. Blanchard hit his finisher Slingshot Suplex but Santana kicked out. Tully followed it up with a Quick Roll-Up Pin and got the 3 count from Foley. Post-match, Blanchard and Patterson celebrated by beating their opponents w/ a Singapore Cane (+2 heat). 8 min 9 secs

Otto Wanz & the Crusher a/ ally Dick the Bruiser v The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko: the most recent event in this feud occurred on MD 101, when the Sheik & Zbyszko performed finishers on the faces on the entrance ramp, causing Wanz/Crusher to lose via pre-match count-out their bout with Ken Patera and King Kong Bundy. By the end of this night that event would be a pleasant distant memory to wrestling fans the world over. Wanz began this match with 5 straight moves on Zbyszko, including a Sleeper Hold that the Sheik broke up and a Running Clothesline. The Sheik tagged in and within 2 minutes had incurred 2 DQ pts. So it was clear where this one was going, right? If only, my friends. Zbyszko returned and hit 5 straight moves on the Crusher, including a Doubleteam Powerbomb. Wanz tagged back in and executed 3 straight moves, including a Power Slam. The Sheik returned but got pummeled by Wanz, who caught him in German Headscissors as well as a Sleeper Hold (Sheik broke the hold). Crusher and Zbysko came back in and the former rolled up the latter in a Small Package and the latter performed a DDT on the former (savvy for both avoided the pin). And then the unthinkable happened – Dick the Bruiser turned on Wanz and Crusher and used a Staple Gun on Crusher’s thigh! Crusher was so stunned, and clearly in pain as well, that Zbyszko was able to make the cover for the easy pin. DICK THE BRUISER TURNED HEEL!!! 16 min 8 secs
Derek Kraft - Aug 11, 2016 - 12:03 PM
Post subject: MD 111 results
Match Day 111
Capitol Theatre
Passaic, NJ
Referee = Rudy Charles

Ricky Steamboat v Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: the Dragon controlled this one, executing a pair of 2nd Rope Headbutts and Sleepers and a nice Head Scissor Takedown, and got the SUB on the 2nd Sleeper. 2 even more interesting things happened here: (1) Tommy Rich appeared ringside in the middle of the bout and clocked HTM, changing his ways and becoming a face; and (2) post-match, the omnipresent Mitsu Arakawa joined HTM in a beatdown of Steamboat and officially joined Hansen’s gang.

Adrian Adonis v Buddy Rose: King Kong Bundy interrupted Adonis’s pre-match interview to tell him that, while he better focus on the Playboy today, in the back of his mind will be the thought of the Avalanche that he will experience on MD 114, when the 2 of them meet. A Rose Powerbomb resulted in a very early pin at 1 min 20 secs.

Antonio Inoki v Tully Blanchard: Inoki dominated this one, with 5 pin/sub attempts to 1 for Tully. Inoki got the pin after his 3rd Fall-Away Slam of the match. Blanchard earned some heat post-match when he screamed at Charles, claiming it was a quick-count. 11 min 46 secs

John Cena v The Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: the Iron Sheik wanted to get some revenge for his leader, who was pinned by Cena on MD 97 despite having a comfortable END lead. The Iron Sheik offered a pre-match handshake but was swept off his feet by Cena, who was aware of his opponent’s trickery. A Belly-to-Back Suplex and the use of a Bullwhip tossed to him by Hansen put the Iron Sheik in a good position early. But one minute later Hansen botched his interference, hitting the Iron Sheik with a Steel Chair (-8 END)! Cena dominated the rest of the way, earning 6 pin/sub attempts to 0 for his opponent, and getting the pin after an Attitude Adjustment at the 9 min mark. Post-match, Magnum TA ran to the rang and joined his tag team partner in brawling with Hansen and the Iron Sheik.

Hulk Hogan v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the last bout btwn these 2 occurred on MD 70 and resulted in Hogan pinning Studd after a Stalling Suplex. Here, Big John got a pin attempt after a Heart Punch (savvy) and hit Hogan with a Hammer, but other than that this match was all Hulk, who had 5 pin/sub attempts and got the submission with a Boston Crab at 9 min 48 secs.

The Kangaroos v The Hart Foundation w/ manager Jimmy Hart: Neidhart received 2 quick DQ pts after a Double Hip Toss and the use of a Nightstick but was on his best behavior the rest of the way. His partner and manager, on the other hand, were not, as Jimmy slipped Bret Hart a roll of quarters and the latter used them on Al Costello (-6 END) in outside the ring action! Don Kent earned a pin attempt after a DDT but Hart kicked out. Neidhart tagged back in and dominated Kent, performing the Hart Attack with his partner then getting the pin after a Slingshot Splash. 12 min 46 secs
Derek Kraft - Aug 15, 2016 - 02:16 PM
Post subject: Note
I made a variety of changes to how I play the game. I won’t discuss every change but here are some of the most noteworthy ones: (1) I changed the 4 wrestlers w/ +2 Control ratings (Bockwinkel, Flair, Hogan and Inoki) to +1 (these guys were just too dominant and it wasn’t realistic to me how they controlled the action); (2) I adopted the FIN/CO system from TV2, but used my own ratings (the 4 guys who were a +2 Control now get 1 FIN/CO plus about 10 others, guys who I think are underrated, get 1 FIN/CO); (3) I adopted the Hot Tag from TV 2; (4) I modified the charts to increase the moves available and make it more realistic (foreign objects and chairs are used less for example); and (5) I played around with the Heavy/Strong rule to make it more to my liking (even a Strong guy doesn’t life a Heavy guy until the Heavy guy is tired-got this from watching Wrestlemania 1 when Andre wore out Big John Studd in the “Body Slam match” before he slammed him).
Derek Kraft - Aug 15, 2016 - 02:16 PM
Post subject: MD 112 results
Match Day 112
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke University
Durham, NC
Referee = Mickey Jay

Ultimate Warriors v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: the Warrior has been out for 2 weeks after suffering an injury on MD 104 in his previous encounter with Zbyszko (the Sheik got involved, giving the Warrior a DDT, drawing a DQ for Z, and then they brutally beat Warrior). Dangerously distracted Jay early on here, allowing Zbyszko to use a Hammer on the Ultimate Warrior (-10 END)! Zbyszko dominated, earning 5 pin attempts to 0, and getting the 3-count after his 3rd Shoulder Breaker. 5 min 48 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Mad Dog Vachon: the Mad Dog berated the ring announcer for not “growling” when she said the “Mad Dog” portion of his name, increasing his heat and END. Someone woke up on the wrong side of their doggy bed! The American Dream hit him with a High Knee & Elbowsmash combo, then rolled him up with a fist full of tights and got the 3-count from the referee.

Magnum TA v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: Hart was looking for some revenge after the events of MD 101, when Magnum interfered on behalf of his partner John Cena, knocking out Hart and rolling Cena on top of him for the pin. The Original Midnight Express continued their feud w/ MTA, attacking him pre-match. Fortunately, Cena was on hand to make the save and a tag team bout was scheduled for MD 113. This match was even throughout and it looked like Hart would get the win when he applied the Sharpshooter in the 10th minute. But Magnum escaped his clutches and executed the final 4 moves, including the finishing Belly-to-Belly Suplex that resulted in a win. Hart did claim a quick count (pin 1-8, rolled Cool but Jay wasn’t listening. 11 min 31 secs

Dick the Bruiser v Otto Wanz: after what happened on MD 110, when Dick the Bruiser turned on his friends, Wanz and Crusher, and became a heel, he certainly deserved what he got in this one. Wanz twice hit his former leader with a Steel Chair, then got out of the way when the Iron Sheik attempted to interfere in the match, hitting Bruiser with his Loaded Boot. Wanz covered for the easy pin. 3 min 36 secs

Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering v Ox Baker and Baron von Raschke: the Warriors announced the rehiring of Ellering pre-match, who stated that his attack on Animal on MD74 was the result of hypnosis gone bad. Seems reasonable. Ox & Baron were DQd on MD 106 when the Sheik and Zbyszko interfered. The rematch here turned into a long and excellent bout. The Baron and Baker led in pin/sub attempts 3 to 2 and seemed to have the upper hand late, but 6 straight moves culminating with a Double Back Drop, their 4th of the match, allowed the Road Warriors to get the pin. 27 min 21 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: The Crusher v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: a Flying Shoulder Smash by the champ and a Press Slam by Crusher were the most interesting moves in this one, until Sgt. Slaughter was caught by Mickey Jay trying to help his tag-team partner. Bockwinkel was DQd and a rematch was scheduled for MD 118. 4 min 7 secs
Derek Kraft - Aug 16, 2016 - 12:13 PM
Post subject: MD 113 results
Match Day 113
Memorial Coliseum, University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Referee = Joey Morella

Tito Santana v Roddy Piper: good bout with Santana getting in a Diving Headbutt Drop and Forearm Smash and Piper a Fireman’s Carry and Sleeper (Tito reached ropes). Piper pulled away at the end, slamming Santana through the Announcer’s Table then Hitting him w/ a Chair. Piper rolled Santana back into the ring and covered for the pin. 10 min 29 secs

Jack Brisco v Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Orndorff had a couple of Quick Roll-Ups early, one on account of Heenan who distracted Brisco, but couldn’t get the 3-count. A pair of Hip Tosses tired Orndorff. Brisco found a Fire Extinguisher under the ring, apparently placed there by Mr. Wonderful and/or Heenan, and sprayed it in Orndorff’s face (-8 END)! A Figure 4 by Brisco wore Orndorff down enough for Brisco to get the subsequent cover at 7 min 45 secs. Post-match, Brisco went bananas, brutally beating Orndorff after the latter claimed a quick count (pin 1-12, rolled 12) and turning HEEL!!!

Bobo Brazil v Rick Rude: Bobo was looking for revenge after the post-match beatdown he suffered on MD 106 at the hands of his then opponent Randy Savage and the co-conspirator Rick Rude. Mission Accomplished! Brazil dominated the bout, Hitting Rude w/ a Chair, performing a Front Choke Hold, a painful Shin Breaker and a Reverse Chin Lock, and getting the pin after a devastating Piledriver at 6 min 36 secs.

Ricky Steamboat v Jake Roberts: the Dragon interfered in the Snake’s MD 99 bout against Seth Rollins, KOing Roberts and placing Rollins on top for the pin for when the ref came to. Steamboat looked well on his way to victory here after a 2nd Rope Headbutt, Arm Drag and Body Slam, but Jake responded quickly with a Short-Arm Clothesline then got the submission when he clamped on a Sleeper Hold. The fans seemed not too pleased with the result but perhaps they don’t read this blog and were unaware of Steamboat’s MD 99 chicanery. 5 min 2 secs

Sting v Lex Luger w/ ally Stan Hansen: a Stinger Suplex and One-Handed Bulldog were the only highlights for Sting. Luger executed a Big Lex Hiptoss, Bear Hug, and a pair of Snap Scoop Power Slams before getting a submission out of Sting with the Torture Rack. 12 min 44 secs

Magnum TA & John Cena v The Original Midnight Express w/ manager Jim Cornette: on one hand this feud is violent (Magnum was injured) but on the other hand, Magnum and Cena formed a tag team because of it. Regardless, the fans love it and they showed their appreciation for the faces during their entrance. Cena hit Randy Rose with a Five Knuckle Shuffle early, and he and MTA teamed for a Double Powerbomb, Double Back Elbow Smash and Double Back Drop. Dennis Condrey managed a nice Gutwrench Suplex and he and Rose hit a Double Elbow Smash just before they lost it and attacked Magnum and Cena w/ Steel Chairs. The locker room emptied to stop the beating. The Express were again DQd. 6 min 9 secs
Derek Kraft - Aug 17, 2016 - 04:13 PM
Post subject: MD 114 results
Match Day 114
Manor Downs
Austin, TX
Referee = Neil Patrick

Wahoo McDaniel v Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: these 2 had a legendary battle in Hamilton, NY on MD 92, with HTM coming out ahead but only after his ally’s interference, and then Wahoo battering and injuring HTM post-match. Alas, that performance would not be repeated here. The Honky Tonk Man never even made it to the ring, being counted out pre-match after Antonio Inoki performed his finishing Fall-Away Slam on him on the entrance ramp.

Greg Valentine v Pat Patterson: Norman, OK saw a marathon bout btwn these 2 on MD 97 when the Hammer withstood 13 pin/sub attempts and had an END of -46 at the time of the 20 minute time limit bell. Here, Patterson went off on the ring announcer for referring to the Crash Test Dummy (his preferred foreign object, by the way) that accompanies Patterson as “his friend” (+1 heat, +3 END). Valentine did a Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Tights and got the pin at 4 min 35 secs.

Adrian Adonis v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Bundy performed a finishing Avalanche on Adonis on the entrance ramp on MD 103, causing him to lose via pre-match count-out his TV # 1 Contender bout. Here, Bundy tried to soften Adonis up with Brass Knuckles before the opening bell, but Adonis blocked and used the weapon himself (-5 END)! The momentum then swung Bundy’s way, as he twice blocked Adonis’s attempt to lift him, and executed a Body Block, a pair of Clotheslines, and an Atlantic City Avalanche in the first 7 minutes. Another Avalanche in the 9th minute looked to be the end but Adonis kicked out at the last second (pin 1-13, rolled 14). He also kicked out of a follow-up Bundy Splash. Adonis then executed 6 straight moves and earned 2 pin attempts but couldn’t finish KKB off. Bundy responded with another Clothesline and this time got the 3-count from Patrick. 14 min 37 secs

Jimmy Snuka v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: on MD 107 Zbyszko interfered in the Tommy Rich/Snuka encounter, causing Rich to be DQd, and then brutally beat Superfly, injuring him for 2 weeks. This match was a good one, with each wrestler getting some pin/sub attempts, but Snuka was mostly in control. His 2nd Flying Body Press of the night resulted in a pin at 15 min 30 secs.

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: John Cena v Champion Ric Flair: Cena caught Flair in a Sleeper Hold early but the champ reached the ropes. Cena also executed a Running One-Handed Bulldog. Flair performed a German Suplex, Chop Block, Elbow Drop and Superplex and seemed to be taking control of the match when Mitsu Arakawa jumped into the ring holding a Candlestick. Mitsu swung the Clue weapon, missed Cena, who perhaps he could not see (Cena “you can’t see me” joke) and knocked out Flair. Cena covered for the easy pin. Your new United States Champion, John Cena! 4 min 36 secs

The Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering v World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel & Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: Hawk earned a DQ pt early when he hit Slaughter w/ a Nightstick. The Road Warriors teamed up for a Double Clothesline that had Slaughter tired 2 mins into the bout. Slaughter rallied though, slamming Hawk into the Ring Steps and using Hayes’s distraction to team with Bockwinkel for a Double Dropkick outside the ring. Hawk responded by Slamming Slaughter through the Announcer’s Table and in case it wasn’t clear to everyone, this match was on! Animal and then Bockwinkel tagged in, and the World Champion hit a Flying Shoulder Smash and Hip Roll sandwiched around a Quick Pin Move (savvy). Hawk was soon back in and Bockwinkel hit him w/a Fist loaded w/ a Roll of Quarters, which went unnoticed by Patrick. Bockwinkel then made the next 5 moves before the Warriors went for a Flying Clothesline. Unfortunately for the Warriors, and especially the referee, Ellering shoved the referee into Hawk’s flight path, and the dazed Patrick had no choice but to DQ Ellering’s men. 12 min 2 secs
Derek Kraft - Aug 18, 2016 - 05:33 PM
Post subject: MD 115 results
Match Day 115
Golden Hall
San Diego, CA
Referee = Tommy Gilbert

Pedro Morales v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: the 5th match overall, including 1 tag team bout, between these 2, with a time limit draw the result in their last encounter on MD 109. Morales looked good early, executing in order a Knee Drop Backbreaker, Hip Toss, Repeated Punches to Face and another Hip Toss. He even did a Quick Pin Move and grabbed a Fist Full of Tights (savvy). But the Hitman countered with a Boston Crab in the center of the ring, and Morales couldn’t break the hold and was forced to submit at 5 min 36 secs.

Jesse Ventura v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: Slaughter got the pin on MD 110 after Nick Bockwinkel appeared and distracted the ref, allowing Slaughter to use Brass Knuckles to KO Ventura. This time the Body was doing his pre-match promo when he was doubleteamed by Mitsu Arakawa and the Iron Sheik (-10 END)!!! Ventura fought hard but when he blocked Slaughter’s use of a Turkey Leg, and used it himself, Gilbert DQd him! Post-match, the Iron Sheik returned and joined Slaughter in beating Ventura. 4 min 49 secs

Ricky Steamboat v Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: Arakawa participated in a post-match beatdown of the Steamer and joined Hansen’s faction on MD 111. Steamboat dominated this one, earning 10 pin/sub attempts to 0 for Arakawa. And when the Dragon got the pin after a Head Scissors Takedown at 13 min 30 secs, he led in END -3 to -28. Though you have to hand it to Mitsu for hanging in there, he may need to focus more on his matches and less on the matches of others.

The Ultimate Warrior v The Sheik: the Sheik interfered in the Zbyszko/Warrior bout on MD 104, and Warrior was forced to miss a couple weeks of action with an injury. This one was a good one. The Sheik got in 3 early strong moves, a Double Leg Kick, an Arabian Facebuster and a Choke w/ Tag Rope. The Warrior put the Sheik in a Boston Crab and cut him with a Closed Fist to Head. After 5 minutes, the match was tied at 0 END. Who would blink first? The Sheik caught Warrior in an Armpit Claw then exhausted him when Zbyszko distracted the referee, allowing the Sheik to nail an Arabian Facebuster on the Steel Steps outside the ring (-7 END)! By the time he got him back in the ring though it was too late to get a pin attempt. The Ultimate Warrior then rallied, executing the final 4 moves, including a pair of finishing Warrior Splashes and getting the pin. 12 min 10 secs. 12 straight singles losses now for the Most Dangerous Man in the RWF.

Hulk Hogan v Harley Race: Dusty Rhodes surprised Race with a Bionic Elbow on the ramp, reigniting their feud. Race couldn’t make it to the ring and Hogan was awarded the win via pre-match count-out.

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Champions The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious v The Minnesota Wrecking Crew w/ manager Johnny Valiant: the Freebirds aroused the crowd and themselves w/a fiery promo (+1 Heat, +2 END). Valiant inadvertently distracted Ole Anderson early on, allowing Terry Gordy to hit the Fabulous Freebird Piledriver. Then in the 12th minute Valiant was caught by Gilbert trying to help Lars Anderson. DQ! 11 min 39 secs
Derek Kraft - Aug 22, 2016 - 12:37 PM
Post subject: MD 116 results
Match Day 116
Civic Auditorium
Stockton, CA
Referee = Dick Wohrle

Midnight Rockers v The Hart Foundation w/ manager Jimmy Hart: the Rockers inspired themselves and the crowd with a fiery promo (+ 1 heat, +2 END). Shawn Michaels executed the opening 5 moves, including a Flying Elbow, before Jim Neidhart caught him from behind, accidentally stunning Wohrle. Marty Jannetty KOd Neidhart, Michaels rolled on top, and Jannetty held off Bret Hart as the ref came to and made the 3 count. 2 min 56 secs

The British Bulldogs v Gene Kiniski & Mr. Saito: the Bulldogs slipped on a fan’s spilled beer when making their entrance (-1 Heat, -3 END). The Bulldogs were undeterred though, and Davey Boy Smith hit Saito with a Running Powerbomb and a Running Clothesline early. The Bulldogs teamed up for High/Low Clothesline before the Dynamite Kid took over, almost pinning Saito with a Small Package. Kiniski still hadn’t tagged in but had seen enough and came at the Kid w/ a Nightstick. The Kid blocked the attack and used the Nightstick on Kiniski. Wohrle only saw the end and DQd the Bulldogs at 6 min 9 secs.

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Otto Wanz v Champion Randy Savage: even some folks who think the TV title is a minor championship found themselves tuning in to this battle as the Macho Man clearly lends an air of legitimacy to the belt. Wanz had 2 victories over Savage, including one in 41 secs on MD 89, before their meeting on MD 109, when the Macho Man got the pin and the title in a classic bout. This rematch was just as good. Wanz threw Savage out of the ring in the 3rd minute. Savage tried to lift the HEAVY Wanz but couldn’t do it, and Wanz slammed Savage on the concrete. Ken Patera showed up and distracted Wohrle, allowing the Macho Man to hit Wanz with a Roll of Quarters (-10 END), exhausting the former champ. Still outside the ring, Savage followed up with a Flying Elbow from the top rope, wowing the crowd and leaving little margin of error for Otto. Wanz bravely fought back with 12 of the next 14 moves, including a Body Slam and a German Headscissor that exhausted Randy. Amid that run Savage did earn 2 pin attempts and came very close to winning after a Back Body Drop (Wanz got his foot on the ropes at the last second). But Savage Punches in the Corner, a Savage Sleeper and finally a Flying Body Block resulted in a pin and the Macho Man retaining the Television Championship. 14 min 21 secs

John Cena & Magnum TA v Honky Tonk Man & the Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: we briefly interrupt Cena/MTA’s feud with the Original Midnight Express to bring you this bout with HTM/Iron Sheik, with whom they are also feuding. Cena beat Hansen on MD 97 and the Iron Sheik on MD 111 with Magnum joining him after the latter to brawl with the 2 of them. This one was a good match with some high impact maneuvers. The Iron Sheik gave MTA a Front Suplex early. Cena performed a Sitout Hip Toss and Gutwrench Suplex on the Iron Sheik. A Shake Rattle & Roll and Small Package by HTM resulted in the 1st 2 pin attempts but Cena refused to be pinned. Magnum TA hit a Stalling Suplex on HTM then the Iron Sheik responded with a Stalling Suplex of his own. Magnum delivered consecutive Piledrivers. Cena and Honky Tonk Man returned for the finishing sequence, with Cena performing 7 of the 8 maneuvers, including an Attitude Adjustment, STF and Sitout Hip Toss that resulted in a pin. 19 min 29 secs

High Flyers v Larry Zbyszko & The Sheik: the Flyers earned pin attempts after a pair of Double Flying Dropkicks and after Greg Gagne Whipped Zbyszko into the Ropes and after he performed a Hip Toss on the Sheik, none of which resulted in a fall. The Sheik used a fan’s Prosthetic Leg on Jim Brunzell (-5 END) and he and his partner teamed up for an impromptu Double Leg Kick/Flying Knee Drop combo. Zbyszko earned pin attempts after a Release German Suplex, Shoulder Breaker and Flying Kneedrop, but he couldn’t get the 3 count either. This one resulted in a 30 minute time limit draw! At the bell ENDS were Brunzell -1, Gagne -17, Zbyszko -10 and the Sheik -12.
Derek Kraft - Aug 23, 2016 - 12:48 PM
Post subject: MD 117 results
Match Day 117
Autzen Stadium
Eugene, OR
Referee = Jack Pesek

Junkyard Dog v Gene Kiniski: Kiniski increased his heat and END by going off on the ring announcer pre-match. After 10 minutes, the match was even at -6 END, but JYD had 5 pin/sub attempts, all unsuccessful. Gene would proceed to kick out of 2 more pin attempts, after consecutive Irish Whips into Corner. Kiniski got his 1st pin attempt after a Canadian Press (kick out) then executed a finishing Backbreaker and got the 3-count from Pesek. Big win for Kiniski! 15 min 13 secs

Tommy Rich v Mr. Saito: Saito did manage a Superplex, but that did little to counter the Stalling Suplex, Running Clothesline and pair of Release German Suplexes of Tommy Rich. Wildfire got the pin after a finishing Flying Fist Drop at 5 min 33 secs.

Andre the Giant v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: as much of a Squash match as it gets in the RWF but you have to hand it to the strongman, who withstood not 1, not 2 but 3 Sitting Splashes from the Giant, and lasted 15 min 13 secs before succumbing to a Body Slam and pin. The most interesting moment came in the middle of the match when Patera attempted to Superplex Andre. Now Patera is very strong, but what was he thinking here? Andre reversed it and slammed Pateria face first into the mat.

Tito Santana & Pedro Morales v The Blackjacks w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the Blackjacks looked to get revenge on their opponents, who performed finishing maneuvers on the heels on the entrance ramp on MD 107, causing them to be counted out pre-match. Blackjack Mulligan grabbed the mic pre-match and insulted the crowd, saying he “ain’t seen one man here in Eugene that would be fair to fight.” The Blackjacks executed a Double Lariat early on. Morales slammed Blackjack Lanza on the concrete outside the ring. Heenan distracted the referee, allowing the Blackjacks to doubleteam Morales. Mulligan Clotheslined Santana outside the ring then Morales interfered and hit a Hip Toss on Mulligan. Morales tagged in and performed 7 of the final 8 moves, pinning Mulligan after a Cannon Ball. 14 min 9 secs

Jerry Lawler v Stan Hansen: Lawler has been either in or on the border of the top 10 most of his tenure in the RWF, and Stan Hansen is of course a former World Heavyweight Champion, so there was some interest in this one. The King executed the opening 4 moves, but all were single pointers, and the Lariat responded with a Blatant Low Blow (-5 END). A Brazos Valley Backbreaker tested Lawler but he broke the hold. Lawler then came back with 8 straight moves, but only the bash with a hidden Hammer was more than a single pt, and he couldn’t get a pin attempt. An exhausted Hansen dug deep and managed consecutive Piledrivers, getting the pin at 8 min 42 secs.

Antonio Inoki v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Dusty Rhodes watched from ringside and distracted Superstar (-3 END). An even back and forth bout. Through 10 minutes there were no pin/sub attempts and the best moves were a Running Clothesline and Seated Armbar by Inoki and a Shoulder Breaker and Body Slam by Graham. Then Al Kaissey tripped Inoki, exhausting the Japanese superstar, and the American Superstar went for the pin (kick out). Inoki responded with a Big Slap and Cross Armbreaker, exhausting Graham, but could not get the pin either. Superstar tried to apply his finishing Bear Hug, but Inoki countered with an awesome Enzuigiri. Graham went down, Inoki covered and Pesek counted 1-2-3! 12 min 7 secs
Derek Kraft - Aug 23, 2016 - 12:49 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 15
Official Rankings # 15

Compiled after the results of MD 117 and audited by the scrupulous Arthur Andersen

(1) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel (1)
(2) Antonio Inoki (3)
(3) United States Champion John Cena (NR)
(4) Ric Flair (2)
(5) Hulk Hogan (4)
(6) Jimmy Snuka (6)
(7) Dusty Rhodes (7)
(Cool The Crusher (10)
(9) Magnum TA (6)
(10) Television Champion Randy Savage (NR)

Tag Teams
(1) World Tag Team Champions The Fabulous Freebirds (1)
(2) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel & Sgt. Slaughter (NR)
(3) United States Champion John Cena & Magnum TA (NR)
(4) The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (4)
(5) The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko (NR)

Note: the number to the right of the wrestler(s) in parentheses refers to the previous ranking with NR meaning Not Ranked
Derek Kraft - Aug 24, 2016 - 12:09 PM
Post subject: MD 118 results
Match Day 118
Uni-Dome, University of N. Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Referee = Larry Lisowski

Rick Martel v Rick Rude: Martel was disqualified in both previous matches between the Ricks (MD 101 and 108). Here, he proceeded to go to the Leg Scissors Choke right away, but Lisowski let it go. Rude performed a Diving Kneedrop, Martel caught him in a Quick Roll-Up Pin (kick out), and when the action went outside the ring, Martel Slammed Rude through the Announcer’s Table. Rude hit Martel with a Running Power Slam when they returned to the ring. Martel then executed the final 4 maneuvers of the match, including a Slingshot Splash and a Boston Crab, getting the submission on the latter. Smart money is on this feud continuing, but taking a little break and letting each come into contact with the sweat of a non-Rick. 7 min 9 secs

Bruno Sammartino v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: Slaughter hit with Bruno with a Chair early, drawing a DQ pt from Lisowski. Bruno earned a pin attempt after a DDT (kick out). A Power Slam by Slaughter tired Sammartino. Slaughter then snapped, grabbing a Steel Chair band whacking Bruno and catching the ref. Lisowski immediately called for the bell and DQd Slaughter. 4 min 56 secs

Ric Flair v Mitsu Arakawa: some people thought Mitsu cost Flair the Unites States Championship when on MD 114 he interfered in the bout btwn the champion Flair and Cena, swung a Candlestick, missed Cena and hit Flair, knocking him out. Flair is one of those people. Mitsu knew he was in for it and came at Flair with Brass Knuckles pre-match. Flair grabbed the Knuckles and used them on Arakawa (-5 END)! The former champ caught Mitsu in a Boston Crab right away, and got the submission in only 30 secs of ring action!

Dusty Rhodes v Harley Race: these two had a feud that culminated in a Steel Cage match on MD 57, won by Race. Then on MD 115, before Race’s bout against Hulk Hogan, Dusty Rhodes knocked him over on the entrance ramp and performed his finishing Bionic Elbow, causing Harley to lose by pre-match count-out and reigniting their feud. Here, the snarky college crowd showed their disdain for Dusty’s working man shtick, chanting “what could be dumber, than the son of a plumber” (-1 heat). Race opened with an Atomic Drop. Dusty used a Trash Can Lid to make his point. Rhodes followed up his Dusty Punches with the Bionic Elbow (savvy). 2 moves later a Dusty Atomic Drop exhausted Race. Rhodes covered and Lisowski counted 1-2-3. Race claimed a fast count (pin 1-6, rolled 6) but Dusty was the winner. 6 min 8 secs

The Midnight Rockers v The Russians: yet another quick match, as Shawn Michaels rolled up Ivan Koloff for a Quick Pin and got the count from Lisowski (pin 1-5 after using the ref’s +1 modified, rolled 5). 1 min 44 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: The Crusher v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: interference from Sgt. Slaughter on MD 112 caused the champ to be disqualified. Unlike most of the matches this evening, this rematch would NOT disappoint. Bockwinkel opened here with 4 straight moves, including a Blatant Choke, Knee Slam and Spitting Asian Mist in the Face of Crusher (earning a DQ pt). A tired Crusher responded with a Press Slam but Bockwinkel came back with 3 straight high-impact moves, including a Piledriver that exhausted the challenger and an Elbow Smash to the Head that cut him open. Crusher got his foot on the ropes at the very last second after the Elbow Smash or this match would have been over. A 2nd Blatant Choke earned the champ a 2nd DQ pt at the 6 minute mark. At the time Bockwinkel led in END +5 to -12. The match was his, right, assuming he didn’t get himself DQd? WRONG! Crusher executed the next 10 moves, including a Kick to Knee Cap and the Crusher Claw, forcing Bockwinkel to use his savvy. A Hip Roll by the champ appeared to restore order, but when the action went outside the ring moments later it was Crusher who performed the Slam on the Concrete, exhausting Bockwinkel. Once they returned to the ring Crusher immediately had 2 more pin chances and came close to taking the title after a Body Slam on Ropes (pin 1-9, rolled 11). Bockwinkel was able to counter (FIN/CO) when Crusher went for this finisher, but the Step-Over Toe Hold did little to thwart the determined challenger. Crusher nailed a Piledriver, the ref counted 1-2-3, and the RWF crowned a new World Heavyweight Champion! 17 min 33 secs. Post-match, Crusher was joined by his allies Bruno Sammartino & Otto Wanz, who put the champ on their shoulders and paraded him around the ring. It is important to remember here that it was not long ago that Crusher was part of Destination Relegation and almost booted from the RWF. But since the start of that tournament, he has rallied, going 11-1 in his matches. Congrats to the Crusher!
Derek Kraft - Aug 25, 2016 - 02:29 PM
Post subject: MD 119 results
Match Day 119
Cleveland Music Hall
Cleveland, OH
Referee = Tom “Rocky” Stone

Verne Gagne v Roddy Piper w/ bodyguard Bob Orton: Gagne turned the Pepper Spray around on Piper during a pre-match assault (-4 END). Gagne followed up a Minnesota Body Slam with a Flying Dropkick finisher and got the pin on a clearly discombobulated Piper. 2 min 46 secs

Jesse Ventura v The Iron Sheik a/ ally Stan Hansen: the Iron Sheik attacked the Body both pre- and post-match on MD 115. I doubt this match settled anything. Hansen got involved 3x, twice hitting a Running Lariat on Jesse (-2 END each) and once tossing a Bullwhip to the Iron Sheik who used it (-4 END). The Iron Sheik followed up the 2nd Running Lariat w/ a finishing Belly-to-Back Suplex and got the 3-count from Stone. 7 min 9 secs

The Ultimate Warrior v Larry Zbyszko w/ Paul Dangerously: this match probably just added fuel to the fire. These 2 met on MD 104, when the Sheik interfered and he and Z injured the Ultimate Warrior, and on MD 112 when Zbyszko used a Hammer on Warrior and eventually got the pin. Here, Zbyszko executed a Piledriver early. Warrior slammed Z through a Table outside the ring. Dangerously tossed his phone to Zbyszko who used it [to hit Warrior, not to make a call] (-4 END). Dangerously tried to interfere again but Warrior slammed him, putting him out of action for the duration. Zbyszko earned 2 DQ pts, for an Eye Gouge and Leg Scissors Choke. Zbyszko grabbed the phone again and bashed Warrior, but was caught by Stone and DQd. 9 min 36 secs

Jimmy Snuka v The Sheik: a child held up a pro-Snuka sign as the Sheik made his entrance, and he tore it up (+1 heat). The Sheik executed a Suplex early and followed it up with a Choke w/ Tag Rope. Superfly performed a Top Rope Body Press, but then was caught unawares when the Sheik nailed a DDT and went for the cover. Stone counted 1-2-3 and the Sheik got the SHOCKING upset! The Sheik had lost 12 straight singles matches.

Jerry Lawler v Dick the Bruiser: Otto Wanz watched ringside and distracted his former gangleader, Bruiser (-3 END). A pair of Forearm Smashes to Chest by Dick set the tone. Lawler clamped on a Boston Crab (ropes) and hit a nasty Elbow Drop. Bruiser exhausted Lawler after hitting him w/ a Chair. 2 straight 2nd Rope Knee Drops allowed Dick the Bruiser to get the pin. 9 min 48 secs

Otto Wanz & World Heavyweight Champion The Crusher v Ken Patera & King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Wanz and Crusher had finishers performed on them by the Sheik and Zbyszko on MD 101 before their bout with Patera and Bundy, and couldn’t make it to the ring. In this one, Bundy hit Crusher with 7 straight moves early, including a Body Block and an awesome Superplex, tiring the champ. Wanz came in hot but after Bundy tagged out, Patera rolled Wanz up in a Quick Pin Move w/ Fist Full of Tights (kick out). That was about it for the offense of Heenan’s crew. Wanz and Crusher proceeded to dominate the rest of the way, earning 10 pin/sub attempts and wearing out the heels in such a way that ENDs were combined +6 for Wanz/Crusher and -33 for their opponents. Crusher got the pin on Patera after a Bolo Punch at 19 min 37 secs.
Derek Kraft - Aug 29, 2016 - 07:44 PM
Post subject: MD 120 results
Match Day 120
Field House, Seneca College
Toronto, ONT
Referee = Todd Sinclair

Sting v Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: After 2 opening moves from Mr. Wonderful, Heenan inadvertently distracted his client, and Sting was able to apply his Scorpion Deathlock finisher. Orndorff submitted at 1 min 20 secs.

Antonio Inoki v Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: Inoki performed his finisher on HTM before the latter’s bout on MD 114, causing him to lose via pre-match count-out. Here, Inoki was in control after a Cobra Twist and Stepover Standing Armbar, but after hitting an Enzuigiri, the ref got distracted by Hansen, and HTM was able to roll Inoki up in a Small Package. Sinclair counted 1-2-and then acknowledged Inoki getting his hand on the ropes just before the 3 count (pin 1-2, rolled 2 but also a 6 6-sided). Inoki soon took back control, executing the final 5 moves, including the finishing Manji-Gatame, which caused Honky Tonk Man to submit at 7 min 19 secs. Inoki has established himself as one of a handful of elite wrestlers here in the RWF.

Andre the Giant v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Wahoo McDaniel watched ringside and distracted Studd during his pre-match preparations (-3 END). Andre landed, literally, a Butt-Smash in Corner then struggled in his attempt to Body Slam Big John, who hit Andre w/ a Forearm to Back. Andre retaliated w/ a Chop to Head. Studd managed 2 more moves before failing in a Powerbomb. Andre earned pin attempts after a pair of Body Slams but couldn’t keep Studd’s broad shoulders down. A Short-Armed Clothesline and Big Boot seemed to put Studd back in it, but a finishing Body Slam indeed finished Studd off, and Andre got the pin at 11 min 12 secs.

Hulk Hogan v Harley Race: these 2 were supposed to meet on MD 115 but Dusty Rhodes gave Handsome Harley a Bionic Elbow on the ramp, and Race never made it any further. These 2 made up for lost time, producing a great match, if not a satisfying conclusion. The 1st 10 minutes went back and forth with neither wrestling getting a pin/sub attempt. Race landed a 2nd Rope Knee Drop and Body Slam, and Hogan a pair of Stalling Suplexes and a Running Clothesline. From there the pin/sub attempts came hot and heavy. Race applied his Indian Deathlock but Hogan broke the hold. Race exhausted Hulk with a Body Slam but Hogan kicked out. Race tried to execute his finishing Piledriver but Hogan reversed the move and popped Harley w/ a Closed Fist to Head. Race hit 2 Piledrives in 2 minutes, but Hogan stayed alive. Hulk then rallied, nailing in order a Big Boot, Hogan Leg Drop and Hulked-Up Punches, and this time it was Race avoiding the pinfall. Another Piledriver then 2 moves later a Diving Headbutt allowed Harley to get the pin. BUT then Commissioner Buttons walked out and reversed the result of the match, saying that Race used the ropes for leverage! The fans immediately looked up to see the replay but the screen went dead. There were more than a few fans booing (-2 heat for Hogan). 16 min 57 secs

The British Bulldogs v Larry Zbyszko & The Sheik: the heels injured the Bulldogs on MD 106 after a melee at the end of a bout featuring neither of the 2 teams. This one didn’t last long. The Bulldogs delivered a pair of Powerslam/Diving Headbutt combos to the rapscallion Sheik, and got the pin on him after a Dynamite Kid Piledriver at 5 min 42 secs. Cup of coffee as a ranked tag team I guess.

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion John Cena v Ric Flair: the Nature Boy probably deserved a rematch after the way he lost the title on MD 114 (botched interference by Mitsu Arakawa, a candlestick, Flair’s head). Flair came at Cena here w/ Pepper Spray pre-match, but Cena was able to turn it on Flair (-4 END)! This match was even through 6 minutes, with Cena having performed a Gutwrench Suplex, Superplex and Five Knuckle Shuffle and Flair a Back Suplex, Flair Chops in the Corner and a German Suplex (countering Cena’s finishing attempt). After a Flair Elbow Drop the champ threw the Nature Boy over the Top Rope, and from there the matched changed. Flair performed 5 straight moves for a total of 12 END pts outside the ring (without Sinclair reaching the count of 10 I may add), twice Body Slamming Cena on the Concrete and Slamming him through the Announcer’s Table. A few minutes after returning to the squared circle, a Figure Four finisher by Flair forced the submission out of the game Cena, and Ric Flair reclaimed the United States Championship! 12 min 18 secs
Derek Kraft - Aug 30, 2016 - 02:23 PM
Post subject: MD 121 results
Match Day 121
Broome County Arena
Binghamton, NY
Referee = Red Shoes Unno

Magnum TA v Tully Blanchard: each man’s tag team partner (John Cena and Pat Patterson, respectively) entered the ring, causing a melee that resulted in a double DQ from Unno. 1 min 3 secs

Greg Valentine v Pat Patterson: these 2 followed their time-limit draw on MD 97 with Patterson rolling up the Hammer with fist full of tights on MD 114. A Boston Crab by Patterson in the 2nd minute here forced a surprising submission out of Valentine (sub 1-3, rolled 3). 1 min 36 secs

Ricky Steamboat v Jake Roberts: the Snake got the victory on MD 113 after he clamped on a Sleeper. Tully Blanchard botched his interference in this one, jumping into the ring w/ a Nightstick, swinging and missing the Dragon, and clocking Roberts. Steamboat covered for the easy pin at 1 min 33 secs.

Pedro Morales v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: each man has a victory against the other in singles action, with Hart forcing Morales to submit to a Boston Crab in their last encounter on MD 115. And on this night, after 3 BS matches lasting a TOTAL of just over 4 minutes, the crowd needed a good one, and boy did these gentlemen deliver one. After reaching the ropes on a Morales Sleeper, Bret grabbed a Singapore Cane (his NEW preferred object) from his manager and bashed Morales with it. After Morales nailed a Knee Drop Backbreaker, Hart hit a Snap Suplex. A Sharpshooter exhausted Morales and in fact Hart led in END +4 to -8 and looked well on his way to victory. One thing you can say about Morales is that he has heart, and he showed it here, battling back. Morales performed 7 straight moves, beginning with another Knee Drop Backbreaker and including a pair of Cannon Balls, exhausting Hart. But Morales failed to pin the Hitman. A single European Uppercut counter was enough, as Hart hit Morales hard and got the pin at 11 min 46 secs. Morales led in END at the time of the pin -10 to -12. Great bout!

Junkyard Dog v Mad Dog Vachon: great entrance for MDV, who really had the fans hating him in this battle of the dogs (+2 heat). After a Bulldog and Blatant Choke tired JYD, he responded with a Quick Pin Move and a Sleeper but couldn’t get the pin or sub. 2 minutes later a finishing Piledriver exhausted JYD and Mad Dog got the 3-count from Unno. 6 min 1 sec

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Champions The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious v Nick Bockwinkel & Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: a Fabulous Freebird Spike Piledriver forced a tired Slaughter from the ring in the opening minute. Bockwinkel performed 2 Blatant Chokes on Michael Hayes, earning 1 DQ pt, and also hit him with a Knee Slam. Precious accidentally tripping Hayes probably didn’t help the Freebird cause. Terry Gordy tagged in, Bockwinkel earned a 2nd DQ pt for a Front Choke Hold, and Gordy hit a Forearm Smash and Hip Toss, tiring out the former World Champion. Slaughter came in on a Hot Tag, and teamed up for a Double Atomic Drop with his outgoing partner before Alfred Hayes jumped onto the apron and distracted Unno, allowing Slaughter to drop a highly illegal 2nd Rope Piledriver (-7 END). A tired Gordy tagged out and it was Hayes’ turn to come in Hot. A pair of Fabulous Freebird Spike Piledrivers exhausted Slaughter and Hayes was able to get the pin at 10 min 56 secs. The Freebirds have made 3 successful title defenses and have won 7 matches in a row and 10 of their last 11.
Derek Kraft - Aug 31, 2016 - 01:44 PM
Post subject: MD 122 Results
Match Day 122
Thompson Arena, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Referee = Brian Hebner

Wahoo McDaniel & Jerry Lawler v Honky Tonk Man & The Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: the faces got the pin and victory against the heels on MD 108, then snapped post-match and beat the hell out of them. The Iron Sheik executed a pair of Stalling Suplexes on Lawler before the latter tagged out. Wahoo came in and applied his Indian Leg Lock and forced a quick submission out of the Iranian national (sub 1-2, rolled 2). 2 min 41 secs

The Rock & Roll Express v Pat Patterson & Tully Blanchard: Ricky Morton hit Tully w/ a nice Bulldog early then 2 moves later rolled him up for a Quick Roll-Up and got the 3-count! Wrestling fans were understandably getting a little restless after 2 quick and non-descript bouts. 2 min 10 secs

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Ricky Steamboat v Champion Randy Savage: the Macho Man went on the offensive from the get go and never really let the Dragon in this one. Savage inflicted a Running Elbow Smash, a Slam through Announcer’s Table, Savage Punches in Corner, a Superplex and applied a series of illegal moves on Steamboat after KOing the ref (-10 END)! A Back Body Drop at the 5:30 mark earned the 1st pin attempt but Steamboat kicked out. Ricky also kicked out of pin attempts after a Release German Suplex, Body Slam and Flying Elbow. A Savage Sleeper put this one to bed and the Macho Man got the pin at 11 min 48 secs. At the time of the pin ENDS were -2 for Savage and -26 for Steamboat.

John Cena & Magnum TA v The Original Midnight Express: Cena/MTA have won all 3 encounters, 2 by DQ. After this one, it may be time for the Express to move on. Dennis Condrey opened with a Side Headlock then when Cena went for the Five Knuckle Shuffle held up a Hubcap and almost pinned his musclebound opponent (pin 1, rolled 2). Magnum came in an executed 4 straight moves on Condrey, including a Piledriver. Randy Rose tagged in without much success as the faces teamed up for a Double Back Drop then MTA hit him w/ a Diving Knee Drop. Condrey tagged back in but was met by another Diving Knee Drop. Things only got worse for the Express when Cena returned to the ring as he executed, in order, a Five Knuckle Shuffle, a Throwback and a pair of Attitude Adjustments, getting the pin. 9 min 48 secs

The Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering v The Minnesota Wrecking Crew w/ manager Johnny Valiant: the Road Warriors seemed in control of this one, with Animal performing a Gut Buster and Running Power Slam and Hawk an Atomic Drop and Flying Body Block. Valiant broke up a Quick Pin Move by Hawk. But then Lars Anderson came in on a Hot Tag at the 9 min mark and hit 6 straight moves on Animal, including a Bear Hug, DDT, Clothesline and double-team Double Hip Roll, but he couldn’t put the Road Warrior away. Hawk tagged in Hot and got the pin after a Flying Body Press at 13 min 47 secs. The Road Warriors have fought through their rough patch and are certainly relevant again.
Derek Kraft - Aug 31, 2016 - 01:50 PM
Post subject: Announcement
Announcement: you wanted it, you GOT IT! A tournament will begin on MD 123 to determine the # 1 contender for the United States Championship. 20 wrestlers will be involved, with 8 wrestling on MD 123 to cull the number down to a nice 16. The second round will occur on MDs 124 and 125, the quarterfinals on MD 126, and the semifinals on MD 127. The final will take place on MD 128 but there is a twist; not only will the 2 winners of the semifinals be involved, but they will be joined by John Cena! That’s right folks, a Triple Threat Match will decide who is the # 1 contender!
Derek Kraft - Sep 03, 2016 - 06:36 PM
Post subject: RE: Announcement
Another Announcement: the 2016 subdivision is ready to go! I am going to do a Raw and Smackdown, as well as the Pay-Per-Views. I am NOT doing a replay and will allow stories to develop as they may. I am beginning with the Raw after the Royal Rumble, as I don't want to deal with a Rumble at this point. I am also going to pretend that Smackdown was always on Tue. I am sticking with the general 6 matches per event format. I will begin with a tourney to decide the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. 32 wrestlers are involved with the part-timers not participating. Guys like The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, etc will make occasional appearances but they are not in the tourney. I will also build up towards a Women's and Tag Team Championship. I am excited about this and I hope everyone following enjoys.
Derek Kraft - Sep 06, 2016 - 02:20 PM
Post subject: MD 123 results
Match Day 123
The Palladium
New York, NY
Referee = Drake Wuertz

Hacksaw Duggan v Buddy Rose: Duggan dominated this one, Whacking Rose with his trademark 2x4 and getting the pin after a 2nd Powerbomb. 5 min 29 secs

United States Championship # 1 Contender Rd. 1: The Ultimate Warrior v The Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: the 1st match of the tournament was an excellent one. The Honky Tonk Man did more than hold his own, thrilling the crowd with a Guitar Smash and a pair of Shake Rattle & Rolls. A Leaping Shoulder Block in the 15th minute gave Warrior his 1st pin attempt. Less than 2 minutes later a Warrior Splash resulted in a pin of the Elvis impersonator. 16 min 22 secs

United States Championship # 1 Contender Rd. 1: Sting v Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: shorter but just as exciting as the prior match. Sting threw Mitsu out of the ring at the 2 min mark. Mitsu hit 3 straight multipoint moves outside the ring, a Slam into Ring Steps, a Slam through Announcer’s Table, and Slam through Spanish Announcer’s Table (that’s right, the RWF is international), to seemingly take control. Sting hit a Scorpion Deathdrrop upon returning to the ring and followed it up w/ 3 more moves, including a Diving DDT. A Press Slam by Sting exhausted Arakawa and another Deathdrop looked to be it but Arakawa kicked out. Mitsu responded with a Jumping Judo Kick and Judo Chop to Throat, and got the 3-count from Wuertz at 9 min 55 secs.

United States Championship # 1 Contender Rd. 1: Wahoo McDaniel v Rick Rude: wow, another exciting bout! Wahoo threw Rude out of the ring in the 2nd minute and proceeded to Slam him through Table and hit a Body Slam on Concrete. Rude responded in kind by ramming Wahoo into the Ring Steps. After returning to the ring, Rude hit a pair of Running Power Slams and Wahoo a Suplex, and through 6 mins the match was even. Wahoo took control w/ Tomahawk Chops and consecutive Piledrivers and thought he had the pin but Wuertz ruled that Rude got his foot on the ropes at the last second (pin 1-8, rolled 3 but also 6 6-sided). Rude seemed rejuvenated, and struck back with 5 straight moves, including a Rude Awakening that exhausted Wahoo and a Rude Piledriver, but failed to get the pin. The two traded blows with a Release German Suplex from McDaniel and the use of a Hammer by Rude. But a Gutwrench Suplex by Wahoo ended this one as he got the 3-count! 13 min 24 secs

United States Championship # 1 Contender Rd. 1: Rick Martel v Lex Luger w/ ally Stan Hansen: a rubber match for Hansen, whose horses split their matches thus far. After the initial lock-up, Luger rolled Martel up in a tight Small Package, and Wuertz quickly counted to 3 (pin 1-4, rolled 4), giving Lex the victory at 34 secs.

Jesse Ventura & Jimmy Snuka v The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: the heels delivered a legendary promo with Zbyszko and Dangerously doing all the talking (“Why do you allow your client to team with this vicious partner?” “Look at my last name? That is how we live”) and the Sheik looking on menacingly (+3 END, +1 heat). The action was hard hitting from the get go, with Ventura nailing a Superplex on the Sheik and the heels teaming up for a Choke w/ Tag Rope/Elbow Smash combo. The Sheik used the Tag Rope for a Choke again and earned a DQ pt. Snuka tagged in and had a pair of unsuccessful pin attempts. Zbyszko hit a Piledriver on Snuka. Ventura Body Slammed Zbyszko onto the concrete. Snuka performed a Missile Dropkick and Flying Body Splash. Zbyszko executed 6 straight moves on Snuka after coming in on a Hot Tag, including a pair of Piledrivers. A Camel Clutch by the Sheik exhausted Ventura but he reached the ropes. Finally, a Shoulder Breaker by Zbyszko on Ventura resulted in a pin. 19 min 51 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 06, 2016 - 02:20 PM
Post subject: MD 124 results
Match Day 124
Cassell Coliseum
Blacksburg, WV
Referee = Connie Marker

United States Championship # 1 Contender Rd. 2: Magnum TA v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: Zbyszko berated the ring announcer for failing to introduce him as “The New Living Legend” (+1 heat, +3 END). Tully Blanchard appeared ringside and slipped Zbyszko a roll of quarters, which Z used to MTA’s detriment (-6 END). He followed it up with a Flying Kneedrop and Shoulder Breaker, exhausting Magnum, and came oh so close to the pin (pin 1-5, rolled 6). MTA battled back with 3 straight moves, including a Running Knee Smash and Belly-to-Belly Suplex. Marker counted 1-2-3, and Magnum advanced to the quarterfinals. 4 min 15 secs

Jerry Lawler v Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: Arakawa will be kicking himself for letting this one get away from him. Arakawa had 3 pin/sub attempts while Lawler had 0, and led in END -4 to -15. But Marker caught Arakawa executing a chokehold of some kind on 3 different occasions and had to DQ him (to be fair he caught Lawler 2x). 9 min 26 secs

United States Championship # 1 Contender Rd. 2: Junkyard Dog v Gene Kiniski: Gene earned a pin attempt early with a Sunset Flip but JYD dominated this one, executing a Suplex, Snap Suplex and Body Slam, and finishing Kiniski off with 3 sets of JYD Headbutts. Kiniski screamed at Marker post-match, claiming a fast count. 11 min 53 secs

The British Bulldogs v Ox & Baron: the Bulldogs were injured on MD 106 when they tried to rescue the Road Warriors from a 4 on 2 situation by Ox, Baron, the Sheik and Larry Zbyszko. Having gotten retribution on the Sheik and Zbyszko on MD 120 ( a pin in under 6 mins), the Bulldogs looked to exact the same on Ox & Baron here. The Bulldogs hit 3 straight double-team moves on Ox Baker early on (Dual Atomic Drops, Double Face Plant and Sandwich Clothesline). After a Davey Boy Smith Series of Headbutts, Ox was only too happy to allow Baron von Raschke an opportunity. The Baron came in on a Hot Tag and hit 3 straight moves, including a Power Slam before Smith tagged out. The Dynamite Kid performed a Piledriver on the Baron, before the latter steadied the ship with 6 straight moves, including Repeated Head to Turnbuckle, The Claw and a Power Slam. Ox tagged back in, as did Smith, who came in Hot. Smith performed in order a Gutwrench Suplex, Press Slam and teamed with the Kid for their finishing Powerslam and Flying Headbutt combo. Ox was pinned at 10 min 38 secs. The Bulldogs have moved themselves back into the championship picture.

United States Championship # 1 Contender Rd. 2: Jimmy Snuka v Television Champion Randy Savage (Television Championship NOT at stake): Savage went to the Pepper Spray pre-match but Superfly turned it on him (-4 END). Snuka clamped on a Brain Claw in the 2nd minute and the Macho Man determined that self-preservation was the best ploy and submitted. 1 min 36 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion The Crusher v Nick Bockwinkel: the former champion certainly deserved a rematch. He offered a pre-match handshake but Crusher was aware of his trickery and swept him off his feet. The first few minutes went back and forth before Bockwinkel assumed control w/ 7 straight moves, including a pair of Flying Shoulder Smashes and even more devastatingly a pair of Piledrivers. A Kick to Ribs, an Indian Deathlock and another Piledriver earned more pin/sub attempts for Bockwinkel but Crusher hung in there. Crusher fought back with a DDT and Press Slam, exhausting Bockwinkel, but couldn’t get the pin. As Crusher set up for his finisher, Bockwinkel reversed it, and hit his 4th Piledriver of the match. This time, Crusher could not kick out, and Nick Bockwinkel reclaimed the World Heavyweight Championship! At the time of the pin ENDS were Crusher -25 and Bockwinkel -10. 14 min 35 secs
ACOMPLITAN - Sep 06, 2016 - 03:01 PM
Post subject: RE: MD 124 results
Derek, Have been following your replay very very enjoyable. I Have TV Pro version 1 also plus so many other wrestling games I never know what one to play & stay with lol

Alan
Derek Kraft - Sep 06, 2016 - 07:16 PM
Post subject:
Thanks, Alan! I have only played TV Pro 1, and as a kid Superstar. I see Superstar on EBay, sometimes the real thing and am tempted but...

I hear Filsinger's Legends of Wrestling is good.

I am happy with TV Pro 1. It is an excellent game if you like playing move by move. I have adapted some of the TV Pro 2 rules and created my own charts to give more moves/holds and different events to make it more realistic in my mind. But that is part of the fun, adapting the game to your needs.
ACOMPLITAN - Sep 06, 2016 - 09:15 PM
Post subject:
Derek, I have tons of cards for legends of wrestling but to be honest with you never got into it. Never did much for me. TV Pro in my opinion is way better.
Derek Kraft - Sep 07, 2016 - 12:05 PM
Post subject:
ACOMPLITAN wrote:
Derek, I have tons of cards for legends of wrestling but to be honest with you never got into it. Never did much for me. TV Pro in my opinion is way better.


Thanks for the opinion on Legends! I have checked it out, read what people had to say, read the instructions, etc, but never pulled the trigger. Something just seems off. Glad to hear a confirmation of my instinct.
Derek Kraft - Sep 07, 2016 - 12:05 PM
Post subject: MD 125 results
Match Day 125
The Sportatorium
Pembroke Pines, FL
Referee = Johnny Shorn

US Championship # 1 Contender Rd 2: Ricky Steamboat v Jack Brisco: Brisco opened with a Body Slam and Flying Forearm but after that this one was pretty much all Steamboat. The Dragon earned 9 pin/sub attempts to 0 for Brisco and led in END at the end -5 to -41! A Flying Body Press finisher by Steamboat resulted in the pin at 19 min 5 secs.

US Championship # 1 Contender Rd 2: Wahoo McDaniel v Lex Luger w/ ally Stan Hansen: Luger was inadvertently whipped into Shorn early, and the ref DQd Luger! Lex beat Shorn senseless. Ralph Hamilton replaced Shorn for the remainder of the card.

US Championship # 1 Contender Rd 2: Tommy Rich v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: twice Hart reversed a Rich maneuver and turned it into a DDT. And when the action went outside Hart Slammed Rich through the Announcer’s Table. Rich earned a DQ pt after a Hit w/ Chair and hit a nice Stalling Suplex, but a Hart Sharpshooter resulted in a sub and finished this one off. 10 min 14 secs

US Championship # 1 Contender Rd 2: The Ultimate Warrior v Mad Dog Vachon: Carrie Fisher was at ringside and got involved in the action pre-match (+1 heat to both wrestlers). This match got crazy quickly. Apparently, MDV had secretly placed solid steel in one of the turnbuckles, because when he smashed Warrior head first into it Warrior was just about out of it (-15 END!!!!). Vachon then hit a pair of Piledrivers, which Warrior barely kicked out of. Then things got nuts! Vachon took the steel out of the turnbuckle while the ref was distracted and swung it at Warrior who blocked it. Warrior grabbed the steel and used it on MDV just as Hamilton turned around and took notice. Warrior was instantly DQd! 3 min 45 secs

Bruno Sammartino v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: highlights included Hayes accidentally nailing his client w/ Russian Chain (-5 END), Bruno twice slamming Slaughter through the Announcer’s Table (the crew was kept busy) and Slaughter earning DQ pts for a Rear Choke and use of a Slapjack. A Piledriver by Slaughter resulted in the pin at 12 min 42 secs.

The High Flyers v The Russians: Greg Gagne tired out Ivan Koloff early, opening with a pair of Arm Drags and a Dropkick and teaming with his partner Jim Brunzell for Double Flying Dropkicks. Nikita Koloff tagged in and performed three consecutive Russian Press Slams followed by back to back Whack w/ Chains. Things had to quiet down after that start, and they did for about 2 mins, but Nikita got hot again, this time on Brunzell, hitting a 2nd Rope Knee Drop and Gutwrench Suplex before tagging out. Nikita stuck around to team with Ivan for a Double Suplex and Power Slam Combo. A tired Brunzell tagged out and Gagne came in on a Hot Tag, executing 3 straight moves, including a Back Body Drop that exhausted Ivan. Nikita broke up the subsequent pin attempt. Nikita tagged back in, things went outside the ring, Gagne surprisingly Slammed Nikita through the Announcer’s Table (“time to get another table for the announcers, Bob”) and Ivan snuck over to deliver a Russian Clothesline. Back in the ring, Nikita had 3 straight pin attempts after a 2nd Rope Russian Sickle, Flying Body Press and 2nd Rope Knee Drop, but Gagne kicked out of the 1st and Brunzell broke up the following 2. Brunzell tagged back in and withstood another 2nd Rope Knee Drop by Nikita. Ivan tagged in, threw Brunzell through the ropes and the action went outside anew, where each slammed the other into the Ring Steps before Brunzell slammed Ivan through… you guessed it, the Announcer’s Table. The crew didn’t have to replace the table this time as Hamilton counted out not only the Russians but also the High Flyers (on a side note I think this is the 1st or maybe the 2nd time at most where a double count-out occurred on the ref’s card as opposed to an in-match or wild event. In fact, I don’t think I have had more than 1 or 2 count-outs on the ref card). 17 min 40 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 07, 2016 - 04:23 PM
Post subject: 2016 Raw 1/25 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 1/25
American Airlines Arena
Miami, FL
Referee = Mike Chioda

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd 1: Dolph Ziggler v Titus O’Neill: Bo Dallas performed his finishing Bo-Dog on Ziggler on the ramp and The Showoff was unable to make it to the ring. Count-out!

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd 1: Mark Henry v Sheamus: battle of big men here, and The Celtic Warrior emerged victorious. Sheamus hit his Beats of the Bodhran (basically, forearms to the chest of an opponent being held on the ropes) in the 2nd minute then 2 minutes later his finishing Brogue Kick and got the pin at 4 min 3 secs

Paige v Summer Rae: the action went outside the ring immediately and Summer Slammed Paige on the Concrete. Paige got pumped up (+4 END) when the crowd started chanting her name louder and louder. Paige kicked out of a Quick Roll-Up then hit Summer w/ a Side Kick. Summer responded with 4 straight moves, including a Top Rope Body Press. A pair of Cross-Legged STFs exhausted Summer and Paige got the 3-count from Chioda.

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd 1: Heath Slater v AJ Styles: Heath landed a Running Clothesline and a Flapjack but otherwise, as expected, this one was all AJ. Styles took control with 3 consecutive 2 pt moves early, a Styles Suplex Special, a Release German Suplex and a Pele Kick. As if AJ needed the help, fellow Club member Luke Gallows appeared and distracted the referee, allowing Styles to spit Asian Mist in Slater’s face (-10 END). A Phenomenal Forearm followed but Heath was somehow able to kick out at the last second (pin 1-13, rolled 14). When AJ clamped on a Figure 4 Leglock a few minutes later, Slater had enough and submitted. 10 min 39 secs

Lucha Dragons v The Club w/ ally AJ Styles: Luke Gallows and Sin Care began this one, and Gallows landed 4 out of the initial 5 moves, including a Sleeper and with his partner Karl Anderson a Double Grenade. Sin Cara tagged out, Kalisto executed a perfect Quick Pin Move w/ Fist Full of Tights, Anderson couldn’t break it up and the Dragons got the pin! LU-CHA, LU-CHA! 3 min 11 secs

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd 1: Alberto del Rio v Kevin Owens: not only the main event of the night, but perhaps the most anticipated match-up in Round 1 of the tournament. Owens twisted his ankle in the 2nd minute (-1 Control the rest of match)! But he proceeded to nail 5 moves in a row, including a pair of Double Knee Facebusters and a Release German Suplex. Del Rio responded w/ 3 moves of his own, highlighted by a Gutwrench Suplex and Release German Suplex of his own. At the 8 min mark this one was tied at -3 END. Back and forth it went with a Step-Up Enzuigiri by del Rio followed by another Double Knee Facebuster by KO. But a finishing Bullfrog Splash gave Owens the pin and victory at 12 min 32 secs.
Derek Kraft - Sep 08, 2016 - 07:15 PM
Post subject: 2016 Smackdown 1/26 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 1/26
Amalie Arena
Tampa, FL
Referee = John Cone

Dolph Ziggler demanded a match against Bo Dallas at the first opportunity (see Raw 1/25), which a bursting at the seams in a tight dress Stephanie McMahon granted. Ziggler was so impressed by her appearance he forgot to ask when the match would be. Presumably, as soon as there are less than 4 tourney matches on a card.

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd. 1: Zack Ryder v Ryback: The Long Island Iced-Z dominated this one, executing a Swinging Neckbreaker, a Slam on the Concrete, an Elbro Drop and a Somersault Plancha. Ryder got the pin at 6 min 37 secs.

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd. 1: Fandango v Erick Rowan w/ ally Bray Wyatt: this one started off hot, with Fandango hitting a Spinning Wheel Kick and Rowan responding with a Steel Chair and Clawhold Slam. Fandango executed 3 straight moves, a Diving Headbutt Drop, Russian Leg Sweep and Slingshot Leg Drop. Then disaster happened as Rowan mis-executed a Piledriver (-20 END!). He immediately pinned Fandango. Medical personnel stretchered Fandango out of the ring and later it was determined that he had a neck injury that would take at least ONE YEAR to recover. 5 min 3 secs.

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd. 1: Jack Swagger v Damien Sandow: Sandow performed his finisher You’re Welcome (Full Nelson Slam) on Swagger during Swagger’s promo (-2 END). Not much of a finisher really since Swagger made it to the ring easily. In fact, after the initial lock-up and a whip to the ropes, Swagger performed a Sunset Flip and got the pin only 36 secs into the bout.

Becky Lynch v Rosa Mendes: the Irish Lass Kicker performed a Release German Suplex and caught Mendes in a Boston Crab early, but Mendes retaliated with a Gutwrench Suplex and Rosa’s Thorn (Straight Jacket Choke). Things got crazy for a minute as Becky nailed an Electric Chair Drop and went for the pin, but Cone was distracted by a battle outside the ring between Sasha Banks and Summer Rae. In the meantime Mendes reversed the pin attempt and used the ropes as leverage. Cone turned around and began the count but stopped when he saw Mendes using the ropes. From there it was pretty much all Mendes, who earned 4 more pin/sub attempts while Becky didn’t earn another, and Mendes got the pin after Multiple Shoulder Blocks in the Corner. 8 min 41 secs

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd. 1: Chris Jericho v Darren Young: this match lasted less than 3 mins yet Jericho earned 2 DQ pts for a Leg Scissors Choke and Eye Gouge. A Lionsault (Springboard Moonsault) set up the finishing Codebreaker, and Jericho got the pin. 2 min 59 secs

The Usos v The Dudley Boyz: D-Von was given a DQ pt for bashing Jey Uso with a Briefcase, then came close to getting a pin with a Quick Roll-Up (foot on ropes at last second). Luke Harper appeared and threw Salt in Jey’s eyes. A Dudley Death Drop Finisher (Flapjack/Cutter combo) and pin ensued. 3 min 6 secs

The Usos vowed to get revenge on the Wyatt Family. Bray was shown in his rocking chair, amused and readily accepting of the challenge.
Derek Kraft - Sep 12, 2016 - 12:06 PM
Post subject: MD 126 results
Match Day 126
State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Jackson, MS
Referee = Tom Hamilton

US Championship # 1 Contender Quarterfinals: Ricky Steamboat v Mad Dog Vachon: the Dragon’s best moves were a Top Rope Body Press and 2nd Rope Headbutt but he failed to earn a single a pin/sub attempt. Vachon performed a Fireman’s Carry and Blatant Choke and pinned an exhausted Steamboat after a 2nd Fireman’s Carry at 11 min 47 secs.

US Championship # 1 Contender Quarterfinals: Wahoo McDaniel v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: the Hitman opened with 7 straight moves, including a European Uppercut and Inverted Atomic Drop, sucking the life out of Wahoo. A Pendulum Backbreaker from Hart resulted in the pin. 6 min 1 sec

US Championship # 1 Contender Quarterfinals: Junkyard Dog v Jerry Lawler: 8 straight moves to start the match for JYD, including a Boston Crab, DDT and The Thump, but he couldn’t get the pin or sub from the King. After a few moves by Lawler, including a Series of Punches, JYD took control again and earned pin attempts after JYD Head Butts, a DDT and a Shoulder Block. Lawler kicked out at the last second after the JYD Headbutts (pin 1-8, rolled 9). Antonio Inoki, sensing the dire straits Lawler was in and choosing friendship over honor, interfered on Lawler’s behalf but was accidentally slammed by his friend. Undeterred, Lawler hit a pair of Back Suplexes, tiring JYD. A Turnbuckle Ram earned a 7th pin/sub attempt for the Junkyard Dog, but Lawler kicked out again. The King then surprised JYD, rolling him up in a Small Package. Hamilton quickly counted 1-2-3 (pin 1-6, rolled 6) and Jerry Lawler advanced into the semifinals of the tourney! At the time of the pin he was down in END -16 to -3. Wow! 9 min 41 secs

US Championship # 1 Contender Quarterfinals: Jimmy Snuka v Magnum TA: this one went back and forth until the end. Snuka earned 2 DQ pts for a pair of Head Scissors Chokes. Magnum came close to getting the pin after a Flying Body Press but Superfly kicked out at the last second. MTA tired Snuka with a Running Knee Smash. A Diving Headbutt earned Snuka a pin attempt (kick out) and tired Magnum. At the 9 minute mark Magnum TA applied a Bear Hug, evening the match at -4 END. Snuka broke the hold but a Stalling Suplex and Belly-to-Belly Suplex by MTA resulted in a pin on the exhausted Superfly. 10 min 12 secs

The British Bulldogs v Gene Kiniski & Mr. Saito: Kiniski has a penchant for using foreign objects against the Bulldogs. He hit Davey Boy Smith w/ a fan’s prosthetic leg on MD 89 (Bulldogs got the pin anyways) and came at the Dynamite Kid w/ a Nightstick on MD 116 (Kid blocked and used it himself, getting DQd). Here, we had a nice wrestling match taking place, at least for a while. Saito hit a 2nd Rope Elbow Drop. The Bulldogs nailed their finishing Powerslam/Flying Headbutt combo (Kiniski broke up the pin). Kiniski beat up on the Kid once he tagged in, hitting a Back Drop, applying a Rear Chinlock and once the action went outside the ring, Slammed the Dynamite Kid on the Concrete. Another Back Drop back in the ring had the Kid reeling, but for some reason Saito snapped, grabbing a Steel Chair from ringside, entering the ring and nailing both the Kid and the referee. DQ! 10 min 9 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Stan Hansen: Dusty established control with 3 straight moves to open, including a Stalling Suplex and Power Slam. The Iron Sheik appeared ringside and handed a roll of quarters to Hansen, who used them (-6 END). Dusty didn’t let it bother him, and went on to dominate the rest of the match, earning 5 pin/sub attempts to 0 for Hansen, and getting the pin after Dusty Punches at 10 min 21 secs. Commissioner Buttons tried to reverse the result but was prevented by Hulk Hogan, who Body Slammed him.
Derek Kraft - Sep 12, 2016 - 06:06 PM
Post subject: MD 127 results + Announcements
Match Day 127
Civic Auditorium
Omaha, NE
Referee = Bruno Lauer

Otto Wanz v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: on MD 116 Patera inserted himself into the action for the Television Championship, then held by Wanz., by distracting the ref long enough for Randy Savage to hit Wanz w/ a roll of quarters. The Macho Man would go on to win the title. Unsurprisingly, Wanz sought revenge on the strongman. Unsurprisingly, he made easy work of Patera, performing 2 Suplexes and 4 Body Slams, getting the 3-count after the final Body Slam at 4 min 39 secs

US Championship # 1 Contender Semifinals: Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart v Mad Dog Vachon: Jim Neidhart prevented a Vachon pre-match Chair assault and used the Chair on him (-7 END). That made perfect sense, but when the bell rang and Neidhart jumped on the apron and whacked his tag team partner with that same Chair (-7 END), well, I don’t think anyone knew what to say. Neidhart stormed off, the crowd was stunned, as was Jimmy Hart, who decided his future was with the man in the ring as he stayed. After the combatants traded blows, and Vachon landed a Piledriver, Vachon and the Mouth of the South provided some comic relief as MDV chased the manager around the ring, eventually catching up to him and KOing him. Vachon then hit a Suplex and Bulldog, exhausting Hart, and got the pin. 4 min 42 secs

US Championship # 1 Contender Semifinals: Magnum TA v Jerry Lawler: in a bit of foreshadowing, Lawler got upset pre-match at what he perceived as the gushing of the announcers over Magnum TA (+1 heat, +3 END). Magnum though was the one who came out hot, executing 7 of the 1st 9 maneuvers, including a Superplex and Running Clothesline, tiring Lawler. The King had landed a Series of Punches earlier then hit tied MTA w/ 3 straight moves. Lawler then pulled out a Nightstick from under the ring, used it and followed up with a Fireball (more foreshadowing) exhausting Magnum. Lawler sat down in a Boston Crab but MTA broke the hold. A Flying Body Press gave Magnum his 1st pin attempt but Lawler reached the ropes. An Atomic Drop by the King provided another pin opportunity but MTA kicked out. Magnum then earned 3 straight pin attempts after a Fireman’s Carry, Piledriver and Stalling Suplex, getting the pin and advancing to the finals after the Suplex. At the time of the pin ENDS were MTA -12 and Lawler -11. Jake Roberts joined Lawler in a post-match beating of the victor. Lawler turned heel!!! 11 min 47 secs

Bobo Brazil v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Bobo took control of this one early. He battered Superstar w/ a Running Clothesline, Power Slam, a pair of Stalling Suplexes, a pair of Shin Breakers and a Reverse Chinlock. Superstar earned 1 pin/sub attempt and Brazil 6. A Piledriver for Brazil resulted in a pin at 11 min 21 secs.

The Midnight Rockers v Paul Orndorff & Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: this ended up being a good match with the high flying arsenal of the Rockers up against the ground and pound style of Heenan’s crew. Early on we had a Big Suplex from Studd and a Knee Lift and Missile Dropkick from Marty Jannetty. At the 5:30 mark Orndorff rolled up Shawn Michaels for a pin attempt after Heenan distracted the Rocker, but Jannetty broke it up. The Midnight Rockers teamed up for a Double Shoulder Block and a little later Jannetty Suplexed Orndorff. Studd came in on a Hot Tag and dominated, hitting 10 consecutive moves, including a Double-team Double DDT, a Running Clothesline, a whack with his Preferred Foreign Object, the Singapore Cane, an Atomic Drop and a Studd Slam. But Studd only managed 1 pin attempt in that sequence, which Jannetty kicked out of. The tide changed when Studd tagged out and the ref caught Heenan passing the Cane to Orndorff, banning the Brain from ringside for the duration. Shawn Michaels came in and hit 6 straight moves, including the Rocket Dropper and a Flying Cross Body that got the 3-count from Lauer. Commissioner Buttons tried to reverse the result of the match but had a change of heart after a Body Slam by Road Warrior Animal, accompanied by Hawk. 18 min 22 secs

Antonio Inoki v Dick the Bruiser: Inoki executed the 1st 8 moves and earned sub attempts w/ a Sleeper and Manji-Gatame, exhausting Bruiser but failing to get the submission. Dick put a scare into Inoki w/ a Go-Behind Takedown and Roll-Up, but Inoki put his hand on the ropes at the very last moment (pin 1-4, rolled 2 but 6 6-sided). Inoki clamped on a couple more Manji-Gatames (Octopus Holds) and a Cross Armbreaker, and got the pin after nailing a finishing Fall-Away Slam. 9 min

Announcements: Magnum TA and Mad Dog Vachon advanced to the finals of the United States # 1 Contender tournament. But remember the final will be a Triple Threat Match, to be held on MD 128, and will include former champion John Cena. The big question of course is who will win the Triple Threat Match and face the United States Champion Ric Flair on MD 129. But a subplot of that Triple Threat Match is whether the partnership of Cena and Magnum TA will survive such an encounter. They have been an incredibly successful tag team, and truth be told if they were not involved in this bout they would likely be facing the Fabulous Freebirds for the World Tag Team Championship on MD 129. Which leads into the question of who then faces the Freebirds. The answer, as determined by the Commissioner, with a little help from Road Warrior Animal, is the Midnight Rockers! Finally, we have the Television Championship, also to be defended on MD 129. The champion, the Macho Man Randy Savage will face…Bobo Brazil! Check back here next week for the results of MDs 128 and 129 and for a new set of Official Rankings.
Derek Kraft - Sep 13, 2016 - 07:44 PM
Post subject: 2016 Raw 2/1 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 2/1
Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center
Birmingham, AL
Referee = Chad Patton

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd. 1: Tyson Kidd v The Miz w/ valet/wife Maryse: the Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar appeared and performed his finishing F-5 on the ramp, leaving Kidd unable to make it to the ring, which suited the A-Lister The Miz just fine, as he had an important function to get to. Count-out!

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd. 1: Tommy Dreamer v Rusev w/ valet The Ravishing Russian Lana: Rusev welcomed Dreamer w/ some Pepper Spray but Dreamer turned it on the Bulgarian (-4 END). Dreamer started off hot, executing the 1st 3 moves, including a Quick Roll-Up (kick out) and Turnbuckle Ram. Rusev found his motivation, hit a Turnbuckle Ram of his own, as well as a Fallaway Samoan Drop, a Sowat Kick (Jumping High Kick) and a pair of Accolades. An exhausted Dreamer was forced to submit to the Accolade. Better men that you have done the same, Tommy. 5 min 15 secs

In an interview backstage, Tyson Kidd was asked whether he wanted a match against Brock Lesnar in order to exact revenge for the earlier attack. Kidd answered clearly and interrogatively, “are you crazy?”

Cameron v Charlotte w/ manager Ric Flair: Alicia Fox joined Cameron for her entrance. Then Charlotte nailed her finishing Natural Selection right away and got the 3-count from Patton. 36 secs

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd. 1: Dean Ambrose v Curtis Axel: this one was definitely a mismatch on paper, and Ambrose didn’t wrestle down to his competition, tiring out Axel early and finishing him w/ Dirty Deeds and a pin at 3 min 55 secs.

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd. 1: Goldust v Bray Wyatt w/ allies The Wyatt Family: looking back, it isn’t hard to see why this became the match of the evening, but it seemed surprising as it was happening. R-Truth appeared ringside pre-match to cheer on his bestie, Goldust. This match went outside the ring right away and Bray hit Sister Abigail. Goldust was able to shake it off and get back in the ring. The match went back and forth for 5 minutes, with Goldust executing a Bionic Elbow, Release German Suplex and a pair of Dropdown Uppercuts and Wyatt a Drop Suplex, Running Senton and use of a Foreign Object (drumstick left over by the drummer for Lenny Kravitz’s band, who performed pre-show). Both grapplers were tired. Goldust then went on a run, hitting 5 straight moves and earning pin attempts after a Flying Body Press (kick out at last second!) and a Small Package (kick out). Bray performed a Flying Body Press (kick out) and Goldust a Figure 4 Leglock (ropes). A Shattered Dreams by Goldust exhausted Bray but he used his savvy to avoid the pin. Down -12 to -4 END, Bray caught Goldust and nailed Sister Abigail, but somehow Goldust kicked out at the last second (pin 1-10, rolled 11). 2 moves later the Eater of Worlds reintroduced the exhausted Goldust to Sister Abigail, and this time he got the pin. 12 min 27 secs

The New Day (Kofi & Big E) v The Ascension: a Unicorn Stampede, a Pendulum Backbreaker & Diving Foot Stomp Combo and a Midnight Hour exhausted Konnor, and this one seemed like a Squash match. But Viktor tagged in and performed 3 straight moves, including a Downcast with his partner. Then things went awry for everyone as a Superplex was botched, KOing the referee and both of the in-ring superstars. Charles Robinson, watching from the back, rushed to the ring in an untucked but still official striped shirt, and reached a 10 count. Double count-out! 4 min 7 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 17, 2016 - 01:49 PM
Post subject: Smackdown 2/2 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 2/2
FedExForum
Memphis, TN
Referee = Charles Robinson
“Faster than the Speed of Light, these matches are”

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd. 1: R-Truth v Cesaro: this match didn’t last long (in fact, at 5 min 33 secs this was by FAR the longest bout of the evening) but it went back and forth. Cesaro hit a bunch of single pt moves and R-Truth hit a Spinebuster and Vertical Suplex Stunner. But when Cesaro rolled Truth up in a Small Package, Robinson calmly counted to 3.

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd. 1: Neville v Luke Harper w/ leader Bray Wyatt: a 4 move bout, with Neville nailing a Tiger Suplex and Superplex and getting the submission with a Boston Crab (1-3 sub, a 15% chance, rolled 3). 1 min 53 secs

The New Day, led by Xavier Woods and his trombone, assured the crowd that the New Day still rocked. Big E insisted the Double Count-Out with the Ascension on Mon would motivate them. Kofi Kingston offered Booty-Os to all those sitting ringside.

Nikki Bella v Eva Marie: Nikki opened with 5 straight moves, including a Front Power Slam, before the All Red Everything Eva Marie shocked everyone, including herself perhaps, when she hit her finishing Reverse STO and got the pin (pin 1-5, 25% chance, rolled 4). 3 min

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd. 1: Roman Reigns v Bo Dallas: Erick Rowan surprised Reigns on the entrance ramp, delivering a devastating Full Nelson Slam. Reigns couldn’t make it to the ring and is counted out!

Roman Reigns was furious backstage after he recovered. He declared war on Erick Rowan, Bray Wyatt, who “surely masterminded this whole cowardly attack,” and the entire Wyatt Family. Reigns “will not rest until I have defeated each member of this so-called family.” His focus on the World Heavyweight Championship would resume “once this Wyatt business is cleared up.”

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd. 1: Adam Rose v Seth Rollins: with Reigns out of the way, Rollins’s path to the semifinals looked pretty clear. Darren Young tried to create an obstacle by watching from ringside, which seemed to distract Seth pre-match (-3 END). A 4 move sequence by the Architect culminated in a Curb Stomp and pin of the Ultimate Party Animal. 2 min 13 secs

The Prime Time Players v The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman) w/ leader Bray Wyatt: Bray tossed a Hammer to Strowman right away but he bobbled it and Titus O’Neill took it away and used it on the mountain of a man (-3 END). Titus followed it up with a Flying Body Press and, true to the fashion of this particular night, somehow got the unlikely pin (pin 1-3, 15%, rolled 1). 1 min 3 secs

Shane-O-Mac came to the ring and presented the World Heavyweight Championship bracket on the big screen. In region 1 it will be AJ Styles v Kevin Owens, perhaps the marquee match of the 2nd round, as well as Titus O’Neill v Sheamus. AJ has to be considered the favorite. The winner of that region will face whoever comes out of region 2, which has Chris Jericho v Erick Rowan and Jack Swagger v Zack Ryder. Jericho looks to be the favorite to advance. Region 3 features another great bout, Dean Ambrose v Bray Wyatt as well as The Miz v Rusev. That may be the deepest region. And finally in region 4 it is Bo Dallas v Neville and Seth Rollins v Cesaro. Seth is the clear favorite.
Derek Kraft - Sep 19, 2016 - 01:12 PM
Post subject: MD 128 results
Match Day 128
Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Referee = Tim Fuller

Jesse Ventura v The Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: the Iron Sheik inserted himself into the pre- and post-match proceedings in Ventura’s bout v Sgt. Slaughter on MD 115, then when they faced off on MD 119 the Iron Sheik got the pin but with plenty of assistance from Hansen. Here, Ventura slipped and fell during his entrance (-3 END, -1 heat) and the Iron Sheik opened with a Snap Suplex. After an exchange of blows, Ventura set up for a Superplex, but Hansen gave a little tug and the move was botched. Fuller was KOd, as were both grapplers. Brad Robinson rushed to the ring and reached a 10-count. Double count-out! 2 min 46 secs

Adrian Adonis v Mr. Saito: in the opening minute Adonis caught Saito unawares in a Quick Roll-Up Pin and surprisingly got the 3-count from Robinson (pin 1-4, rolled 4). What is this, the 2016 WWE subdivision? 55 secs

Pedro Morales & Tito Santana v Tully Blanchard & Pat Patterson: the heels got the pin on Santana on MD 110 despite being out-wrestled most of the match. Here, Blanchard was too busy jawing to notice the opening bell. The opportunistic Morales flipped him over and applied his Boston Crab but Tully reached the ropes. The same result occurred when Morales caught him in a Sleeper. After a Ram into the Turnbuckle, Blanchard was tired. Patterson tagged in and executed a Piledriver. Santana tagged in and nailed a Suplex. Patterson performed 6 straight moves, including an Airplane Spin and rolled Santana up for a pin but Santana kicked out. Morales and Blanchard returned and had a Suplex party, with Morales hitting a Release German Suplex, Tully a Stalling Suplex, Morales a Suplex and finally Tully a Gutwrench Suplex. Morales tagged out and after an initial Springboard Leg Drop, Santana was dominated. An Arm Lock/Elbow Drop double-team move loosened him up and a Double Dropkick resulted in the pin at 13 min 48 secs. Then Commissioner Buttons came out and stunned everyone when he announced that the winners, Blanchard and Patterson, would have their next bout against the Rock & Roll Express in a 3 MONTH SUSPENSION MATCH!!! That’s right, the losers will be out of work and likely in an unemployment line near you. In an interview later that night the Commish elaborated on the details, saying it would be a no DQ and no time limit bout.

Andre the Giant v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the 4th bout btwn these 2 legendary behemoths, with Bundy pinning the Giant on MDs 59 and 83 and winning via pre-match count-out, thanks to the Honky Tonk’s Man guitar skills, on MD 71. Andre set the tone here w/ a Kick to Face to open. 3 minutes later a Chop to Head had Bundy reeling. KKB rallied though and after back-to-back Whip into Turnbuckle and Running Clothesline, Andre was tired as well. After 8 ½ minutes the match was even at -3 END. Then Andre took control with a Bear Hug and executed the next 7 moves, earning 5 pin attempts. The 3rd Sitting Splash proved to be decisive one, as is often the case. Andre got the pin at 12 min 55 secs. Post-match, another member of Heenan’s stable, and someone intimately familiar to Andre, John Studd, appeared and joined Bundy in a post-match beating of the victor.

Hulk Hogan v Harley Race: in a great match on MD 120 Race got the pin only to see the decision reversed by the Commissioner, who claimed he had used the ropes as leverage. The aggrieved party opened this one with an Elbow Smash. Hogan then executed 5 straight moves, including a pair of Power Slams. Race pulled out a pair of Brass Knuckles hidden in the ring apron and walloped the Hulkster, but it may have riled him up more than it damaged him. Hogan nailed 5 straight moves again, including an Atomic Drop and another Power Slam that exhausted Race. Hogan covered, Robinson counted to 3, and Hogan’s arm was raised in victory. 6 min 3 secs

US Championship # 1 Contender final: TRIPLE THREAT MATCH: John Cena v Magnum TA v Mad Dog Vachon: Magnum established right away that there could be no tag team loyalties here as he applied a Sleeper and went for Quick Roll-Up Pin on John Cena in the opening minutes. Vachon broke both up. Magnum tired Vachon with a Boston Crab and it was Cena this time who broke it up. MTA and MDV teamed for a Double Russian Leg Sweep on Cena. Cena hit a Running Leaping Shoulder Block on Vachon, earning jeers from the smarks in the crowd. Vachon executed a Superplex on Magnum. Then Cena and Magnum teamed up for a Double Hip Toss. Magnum hit a Stalling Suplex on Cena. After 11 minutes ENDs were MDV -6, Cena -2 and MTA 0. In the 12th minute Magnum performed a Belly-to-Belly Suplex on Vachon, who smartly rolled out of the ring to avoid a pin attempt. The Face that Runs the Place then took out some frustration on his tag team partner, nailing in succession a Sitout Hip Toss, a pair of Five Knuckle Shuffles and an Attitude Adjustment. MTA rolled out in obvious pain and exhaustion. Cena then whipped MDV to the ropes and flattened him with another Running Leaping Shoulder Block. MTA was unable to break up the pin, the ref counted to 3, possibly a little fast (pin 1-7, rolled 7) and John Cena became the # 1 contender for the United States Championship. Post-match, Cena helped Magnum up, and Magnum raised Cena’s arm in victory and patted him on the back, demonstrating sportsmanship.
Derek Kraft - Sep 21, 2016 - 06:49 PM
Post subject: MD 129 results
Match Day 129
Selland Arena
Fresno, CA
Referee = Tom Foley

Tito Santana v Tully Blanchard: Tully got the pin on Tito’s tag team partner, Pedro Morales, on MD 102, with some interference by Blanchard’s partner, Pat Patterson. The teams met on MDs 110 and 128 with the heels pinning Santana each time. This match was even after 10 minutes w/ neither wrestler having a pin/sub attempt. Blanchard earned the 1st with a Flying Body Press but Santana reached the nearby ropes. Santana then executed 4 straight moves, earning 3 pin attempts, getting the pin after a Suplex. 12 min 55 secs

Greg Valentine v Pat Patterson: the 3 previous matches btwn these 2 resulted in a time-limit draw, a Patterson pin w/ a Fist Full of Tights and a Patterson Boston Crab resulting in a submission. Valentine was the aggressor early in this one, nailing a Neckbreaker and a pair of Vertical Suplexes. Patterson saw Valentine’s moves and raised him with a German Suplex and a pair of his own, his of the Boston Crab variety. Valentine exhausted Patterson by Body Slamming him through a Table outside the ring then hit a Back Elbow Smash after rolling him back in. Foley counted 1-2-3 and the Hammer got a much-needed victory over Patterson. 9 min 12 secs

Wahoo McDaniel v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Wahoo pinned Studd quickly on MD 77 then distracted Studd in his MD 120 bout w/ Andre the Giant by watching ringside. Studd went for the pre-match chair attack here but Verne Gagne interceded and used the chair on Studd (-7 END). After Heenan was caught by Foley passing an object in the 2nd minute and banished from ringside, Big John expressed his displeasure by grabbing a chair and nailing both Wahoo and Foley. DQ! 1 min 52 secs

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Bobo Brazil v Champion Randy Savage: after 5 minutes and a Reverse Chin Lock, Forearm Smash to back and Body Slam on Concrete by Bobo, and a pair of Small Packages (kick outs) and Gutwrench Suplex by Randy, this was one tied at 0 END. In the 7th minute Brazil found Savage’s hidden Staple Gun and used it on the Macho Man, bashing his head and stapling him in the stomach, presumably to cause pain and not because Savage is gluttonous (-8 END!!!). But that only served to irritate the TV champ, who executed the final 9 moves, earning 5 pin/sub attempts, and finally getting the pin after his patented Flying Elbow, perhaps the most devastating finisher in the game. Post-match, Savage was approached by Johnny Valiant and the Macho Man agreed to have Valiant represent him as his manager! 11 min 30 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: John Cena (the #1 Contender) v Champion Ric Flair: Cena slipped and fell as he ran down the ramp (-3 END, -1 heat). The action spilled outside the ring right away and Foley was making the count when the Sheik showed up and disabled him. By the time Rudy Charles made it to the ring as the substitute both Cena and Flair were back in, and the Sheik had disappeared into the crowd. Cena had a move here and there, a Gutwrench Suplex and a Throwback, but Flair controlled this one, with 3 Chop Blocks, A Low Blow, a Piledriver and a Figure 4. At the 12 minute mark the action went outside the ring. Cena had Flair set up but the Nature Boy reversed the move and Slammed Cena on the Concrete. Cena Slammed Flair into the Ring Steps. Flair again reversed Cena’s advantage and Slammed him into the Ring Steps. Finally, Flair Slammed Cena through a Table. Flair made a move to get back into the ring but at that point Charles had counted out both Cena and Flair. Double count-out! Flair led in END -1 to -22. 14 min 17 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Midnight Rockers v Champions The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious: Terry Gordy pummeled Marty Jannety at the start, hitting a Running Clothesline, Running Powerslam and a double-team Eye Rake/Slingshot Suplex. The tired Rocker tagged out and Shawn Michaels came in and tired out Gordy, executing 5 straight moves, including a Clothesline and Shoulder Smash. Michael Hayes tagged in and, you guessed it, dominated Michaels, almost getting a pin w/ a Small Package, and hitting a Clothesline, Neckbreaker and Double DDT. Michaels was able to make the tag and hit a Double Shoulder Block w/ Jannety, but Hayes then tagged out, and a recuperated Gordy nailed 3 straight moves, including the finishing Fabulous Freebird Spike Piledriver that resulted in a pin and another successful title defense for the Freebirds. 14 min 19 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 21, 2016 - 07:14 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 16
Official Rankings # 16

Tabulated after the results of MD 129

Determined by a panel of experts, including of course Commissioner Buttons, “Sparky” Buttons, the RWF’s pyrotechnician, Dr. Brenda Buttons, the RWF’s comely medical examiner, and a few anonymous non-Buttons, who we assure you are quite independent and reliable. The rankings, as always, are audited by our friends at Arthur Andersen.

(1) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel (1)
(2) Antonio Inoki (2)
(3) United States Champion Ric Flair (4)
(4) Dusty Rhodes (7)
(5) John Cena (3)
(6) Hulk Hogan (5)
(7) The Crusher (Cool
(Cool Magnum TA (9)
(9) Television Champion Randy Savage (10)
(10) Mad Dog Vachon (NR)

Tag Teams
(1) World Tag Team Champions The Fabulous Freebirds (1)
(2) The British Bulldogs (NR)
(3) John Cena & Magnum TA (3)
(4) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel & Sgt. Slaughter (2)
(5) The Road Warriors (NR)

Note: the number to the right of the wrestler(s) in parentheses refers to the previous ranking with NR meaning Not Ranked
Derek Kraft - Sep 22, 2016 - 06:24 PM
Post subject:
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 2/8
KeyArena
Seattle, WA
Referee = Ryan Tran

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd 2: Titus O’Neil v Sheamus: this one ended quickly. Titus applied a Sleeper and tried for a Quick Roll-Up Pin but it was Sheamus’s Small Package that resulted in the pin at 2 min 39 secs.

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd 2: Jack Swagger v Zack Ryder: Swagger dominated this one, executing 12 of the 14 moves in the match. The highlights were a pair of Falling Powerbombs. After the 2nd Swagger hit his finishing Swagger Bomb and got the pin. 7 min 14 secs

Sasha Banks v Tamina: excellent bout. The superstars exchanged Flying Body Presses early. Tamina applied a Sleeper Hold and performed a Superfly Splash (she is after all Jimmy Snuka’s daughter). Sasha hit her w/ Forehand Chops. After 5:30 this match was tied at 0 END. Tamina then performed the next 9 moves, including a Tamina Snap Suplex, Single Leg Boston Crab, Samoan Drop and Superkick, but couldn’t get Sasha to give up or stay down. The 2 exchanged blows, Sasha again w/ the Forehand Chops and Tamina this time w/ a Piledriver. Emma then came out and distracted the referee, allowing Tamina to spray a Fire Extinguisher in Sasha’s face (-10 END)! She had a towel handy and wiped Sasha’s face before the ref turned around. 2 more Superfly Splashes later and this one was in the books as a victory for Tamina. Tamina then pummeled Banks post-match, before Becky Lynch made the save and chased the heel off. ENDS at the time of the pin were Tamina -6 and Sasha -29. 15 min 3 secs

The Usos v The Club: Jey Uso seemed to have things in hand when he hit in order an Uso Corner Splash, Pop-Up Samoan Drop and Uso Back Kick and Uppercut, but when he went for the pin on Karl Anderson, Tran was distracted by the battle outside the ring between Jimmy Uso and Luke Gallows. By the time the referee turned around, Anderson had reversed the pin attempt. As Tran began his count, Anderson used the ropes for leverage, which Tran did not see. 1-2-3 pin! The Club get the pin at 1 min 52 secs

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd 2: Chris Jericho v Erick Rowan w/ leader Bray Wyatt: Rowan earned some big-time heat with his entrance (+2 heat). Jericho had the advantage early, performing a Lionsault, Running Clothesline and Tiger Suplex. But then Bray jumped onto the apron and distracted Tran, allowing Rowan to hit a highly illegal Full Nelson Slam from the ropes (-7 END)! 2 minutes later Rowan used a Nightstick tossed to him by Bray. Clubbing Forearms and a pair of Rowan Spin Kicks were enough to get the pin on the exhausted Jericho. Jericho understandably attacked Rowan w/ the Nightstick post-match. 8 min 58 secs

Jericho was asked backstage about the Wyatt Family. He said they “most assuredly would be added to the list.” When asked what list he was adding them to, Jericho became a little irate, and said “the list that I put names on, IDIOT” and walked away.

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Rd 2: AJ Styles v Kevin Owens: this match received all the hype beforehand, and, though maybe it didn’t quite deliver everything fans wanted, man did it get CRAZY! Randy Orton & Adam Rose, upset at all the attention Styles has received, brutally attacked him during his interview (-10 END)! Owens tried to take advantage of a woozy Styles from the get go, but missed a Flying Headbutt (-8 END)! Owens nailed a Pop-Up Powerbomb after whipping Styles to the ropes but couldn’t secure the pin. AJ then executed 9 of the final 11 maneuvers of the match, hitting at the end the following in sequence: Stylin’ DDT, Muta Lock, Phenomenal Forearm and finishing Styles Clash. AJ got the pin at 7 min 54 secs. A post-match examination revealed that Owens would miss 3 weeks with an injury.
Derek Kraft - Sep 26, 2016 - 01:18 PM
Post subject: MD 130 results
Match Day 130
McArthur Court, University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Referee = Mickey Jay

Pedro Morales v Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: on MD 28, Morales pinned Orndorff but the Commissioner reversed the decision. Then on MD 30 Morales mistimed a Powerbomb, injuring Mr. Wonderful for 4 months. In this revenge match for Orndorff, Morales dominated, executing a Knee Drop Backbreaker, Boston Crab, Hip Toss and a pair of Cannon Balls, getting the pin after the 2nd at 8 min 19 secs. Post-match, Ken Patera stormed the ring and joined his stablemate in beating Morales.

Sting v Jake Roberts: the Snake had a Leg Drop and an unsuccessful pin attempt early, but otherwise this one was all Sting. With a One-Handed Bulldog, a pair of Diving DDTs, both a Release German and Gutwrench Suplex, and a Scorpion Deathdrop, Sting’s full arsenal was on display. Roberts had clearly had enough and grabbed a Steel Chair from ringside, nailing both his opponent and the referee, drawing the immediate DQ. 9 min 42 secs

Hacksaw Duggan v The Sheik: Hacksaw depleted the Sheik’s fight with a Bear Hug, and got the pin immediately after at 6 min 8 secs.

The Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering v The Russians: these guys went at each other in a back and forth bout. Nikita Koloff opened with a Whack w/ Chain and teamed w/ his partner Ivan Koloff for a Double Shoulder Block on Hawk. Ivan and Animal exchanged blows when they entered, Animal w/ a Running Powerslam and Ivan a Backbreaker and Boston Crab. The Road Warriors hit a pair of Doomsday Devices, one on each of the Russians. Nikita turned the tide back in the Russians’ favor with a Blatant Low Blow, Stalling Suplex and Double Shoulder Block and Double Suplex (w/ Ivan) on Animal, exhausting the Road Warrior. Ivan performed a Hip Toss when he tagged in but Animal was able to get to his corner and tag out. Hawk nailed 4 straight moves, including a 3rd Doomsday Device w/ his partner. Jay counted 1-2-3 and the Road Warriors earned another victory. 17 min 53 secs

Verne Gagne v Jerry Lawler: Gagne controlled this one, performing a Flying Body Press, a pair of Head Scissors, a Sleeper Hold, a Gutwrench Suplex and finally finished off the King w/ a Flying Dropkick and pin at 8 min 58 secs.

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Antonio Inoki v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: Inoki failed in his 2 prior attempts to wrest the title from Bockwinkel. Here, Inoki opened with 6 consecutive moves, including a Cobra Clutch. Bockwinkel responded the only way he knew how, with a Kick to Ribs. 2 more moves by Inoki and the champ was tired, less than 5 mins in. Bockwinkel may have been thinking DQ when responded w/ a pair of Chokes, but the ref wouldn’t take the bait. A Small Package by Inoki earned the 1st pin attempt of the match (kick out). After a Running Clothesline by Bockinkel, Inoki was tired as well, and a follow-up Bridging German Suplex gave the champ his 1st pin attempt (kick out). Bockwinkel then paired a Flying Shoulder Smash w/ his finishing Sleeper, and Inoki was unable to break the hold or reach the ropes and Jay called for the bell. Submission! 11 min 9 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 27, 2016 - 01:25 PM
Post subject: MD 131 results
Match Day 131
Patrick Gymnasium, University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
Referee = Joey Morella

The Ultimate Warrior v Roddy Piper: an excellent back and forth match. Early on Piper hit Warrior w/ a Running Clothesline and Warrior responded w/ a Vertical Suplex. In the middle of the bout Piper performed 8 straight moves, including a Sleeper and a Slam through the Announcer’s Table, before Warrior countered w/ 5 straight single pointers. Piper then caught Warrior again in a Sleeper, and performed a Suplex of his own, but could get neither the pin nor the submission. The Ultimate Warrior closed well though, following up a Warrior Splash w/ a Leaping Shoulder Block, and getting the pin after a Flying Body Press. 14 min 49 secs

Rick Martel v Rick Rude: Martel got the submission on MD 118 after being DQd in his previous 2 battles w/ Rude. The heel took it to Martel from the outset, with 6 consecutive maneuvers, including a pair of Diving Kneedrops and Figure 4. Rude tried to hit Martel w/ a Fire Extinguisher but Martel blocked it and used it himself. Morella DQd Martel! 4 min 6 secs

Bruno Sammartino v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: in the 2 prior encounters Slaughter was DQd (MD 118) and pinned Sammartino (MD 125). Here, Bruno hit a Backbreaker early but Slaughter tired out the face by executing 8 of the 1st 9 moves, including a Power Slam. Bruno performed a Suplex. Slaughter responded w/ a Military Knee to Gut. While Slaughter discussed strategy through the ropes w/ Hayes, Sammartino nailed him from behind, then whipped him to the ropes and hit a Lariat. Bruno followed it up w/ a Press Slam on the exhausted veteran. Morella counted 1-2-3, and Sammartino got the victory. 7 min 47 secs

Ricky Steamboat v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: these 2 wrestled a great 15 min bout on MD 94 that resulted in a Steamboat pin of Hart. John Cena watched ringside here and distracted the Hitman (-3 END). This one got wild early on. Hart hit a 2nd Rope Elbow Drop then tried to follow it up w/ one from the Top Rope, which he missed (-8 END). All the fans sitting close enough winced as it happened. The Dragon took advantage, Hitting Hart w/ a Chair and performing Knife Edge Chops and a Body Slam. But Hart battled through the pain, executing a Snap Suplex, DDT and getting the pin on Steamboat after a Bridging German Suplex. Post-match, it was revealed Hart would miss 3 weeks w/ an elbow injury. 6 min 34 secs

The High Flyers v The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: these teams wrestled to a time-limit draw on MD 116. Greg Gagne dominated the Sheik from the get go, hitting him w/a Running Clothesline, wearing him down w/ an Arm Stretcher, and exhausting him w/ Double Flying Dropkicks (w/ help from his partner, Jim Brunzell). The Sheik was able to tag out and Zbyszko came in hot. But this match was decided outside the ring when the Sheik came at Gagne w/ Brass Knuckles. Gagne blocked the assault, took the Nucks and used them on the Sheik. Predictably, Morella only saw the end and immediately disqualified the Flyers. 7 min 36 secs

The Crusher v Dick the Bruiser: we all remember what happened on that dark MD 110 when Dick the Bruiser turned on his boys and Stapled Crusher’s thigh. Crusher has been busy battling for the World Heavyweight Championship but had been looking forward to this one. Crusher was confronted by a trash-talking King Kong Bundy pre-match. Dick the Bruiser performed the opening 5 moves, including an Eye Gouge and Forearm Smash to Chest. By the time of the 5th move, the ring was surrounded and when Otto Wanz, Bruno Sammartino, King Kong Bundy, The Sheik and Larry Zbyszko entered the ring, all hell broke loose, and Morella was forced to call for the bell and disqualify both combatants. 3 min 6 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 27, 2016 - 07:23 PM
Post subject: MD 132 results
Match Day 132
Field House, Rensselaer Polytechnic
Troy, NY
Referee = Nick Patrick
“It’s His Night!”

Tommy Rich v Lex Luger w/ ally Stan Hansen: a former US Champion, Rich has struggled as of late, losing 5 of his last 6 matches. Luger is still feeling his oats in the RWF, and is 3-2 overall since his arrival in the venerable federation. Rich had his moments here, hitting a Running Clothesline and executing a Stalling Suplex early, and landing an Elbow Smash late, but Luger was in control throughout. Lex performed a pair of Snap Scoop Power Slams, hit a Luger Running Forearm, and applied a pair of Bear Hugs, getting the sub from Wildfire with the 2nd. ENDs at the time of the sub were Luger -2 and Rich -13. 11 min 42 secs

Jimmy Snuka v Buddy Rose: Superfly was firmly entrenched in the Official Rankings # 7 through # 15 (MDs 52-129) but fell out in the last rankings. So he was given what would probably not be unfair to call a squash match here. Of course, it turned out to be anything but as Rose put up a fight that any crying baby would be proud of. Rose earned a pin attempt in the 5th minute w/ a Powerbomb (kick out). After a Rose Suplex and a Snuka Knee Drop the match was tied at -1 END. The action went outside the ring soon after and Snuka exhausted Buddy w/ a Slam into Ring Steps and Head Ram into Ring Post, but when he went for another Slam Rose reversed it and Slammed Snuka on the Concrete. When they returned to the ring Snuka clamped on his Brain Claw but Rose broke the hold. Rose then threw Snuka back outside the ring and landed Bomb’s Away. Snuka made it back into the ring in the nick of time and nailed the celebrating Playboy w/ a Diving Headbutt Drop. A 2nd Brain Claw and Rose threw in the towel, submitting at 13 min 41 secs

The Junkyard Dog v Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: JYD was included in the Official Rankings from # 4 through # 14 (MDs 34-117), including of course 2 stints as the World Heavyweight Champion and # 1 ranked wrestler, but after losing 4 of his last 6, he has been out of the last 2 rankings. JYD hit a Snap Suplex early here, but from there it was all Arakawa, who performed a Jumping Judo Kick, Thrust Kick and Flying Headscissors, before getting the pin after bashing JYD w/ a Fan’s Beer Bottle (unseen by notorious heel ref Patrick). 4min 36 secs

The Kangaroos v The Iron Sheik & Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: on paper, blah, but in reality this match was GREAT! At the end, ENDS were Al Costello -9, Don Kent -14, Iron Sheik -12 and HTM -10. The Iron Sheik hit a Front Suplex and applied his Camel Clutch in the opening minutes. In the 13th minute Hansen inadvertently distracted his own wrestler, the Iron Sheik, allowing the ‘Roos to land the Boomerang. Costello then performed a Back Drop and 3 consecutive Body Scissors, exhausting the Iranian national. After HTM and Kent came in, Kent hit the Elvis impersonator w/ a Dropkick and teamed up for another Boomerang. Things were not looking good for the heels when the Iron Sheik tagged back in, but he executed a Snap Suplex and threw Kent out of the ring, and this is where the tide turned. Hansen tossed his Bullwhip to the Iron Sheik, and he used it (-4 END)! Hansen then hit Kent w/ his Branding Iron (where does he keep all this stuff, his chaps?) and the Iron Sheik applied his trademark Clutch on the downed Aussie. Kent fought back, Slamming his opponent on the Concrete and Hitting him w/ a Chair. Costello tagged in and applied a Mouth Stretch then teamed for a Double Back Drop. The heels responded w/ a pretty double-team move of their own, a Front Suplex followed by a Diving Elbow Smash. The Iron Sheik ended this one when he again applied his Camel Clutch, this time on Costello. Kent couldn’t break it up and Costello was forced to submit. Stan Hansen went 3 for 3 for the night! 26 min 47 secs

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Wahoo McDaniel v Champion Randy Savage w/ manager Johnny Valiant: not sure how long Savage will retain Valiant’s services, especially as the match opened with the manager botching some interference and clocking the TV champ with a Chair (-8 END)! The Macho Man battled back though, landing a Running Elbow Smash, executing a Release German Suplex and getting the submission with the application of the Savage Sleeper. 5 min 41 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: this was a rematch from way back, MD 5, when Dusty pinned Z. Here, Larry was greeted by fans pelting him with stuff, including a Beer Bottle that hit him square in the jaw (-2 END). Early on Dusty hit Z w/ a High Knee & Elbowsmash combo and caught him in a Sleeper, while the New Living Legend applied an Arm Bar, Slammed Dusty on the Concrete and put him in an Abdominal Stretch. Dusty hit a pair of Stalling Suplexes and after 9 min the match was even at -6 END. Zbyszko exhausted the American Dream w/ a Shoulderbreaker, and Rhodes did the same w/ a Powerbomb. But an Elbow Smash followed up with a Blatant Choke, unseen or at least unrecognized by Patrick, allowed Zbyszko to get the pin. 13 min 28 secs
Derek Kraft - Sep 30, 2016 - 01:15 PM
Post subject: Results Smack 2/9
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 2/9
Moda Center
Portland, OR
Referee = Rod Zapata

Emma v Natalya: Natalya dominated this match early on, nailing her finishing Nattie Bomb, performing a Release German Suplex and Canadian Backbreaker, and applying the Bow & Arrow Stretch. But an exhausted Emma battled back w/ a Hit w/ Chair, an Emma-Mite Sandwich (Running Crossbody) and then got the submission w/ an Emma Lock. 7 min 38 secs

World Heavyweight Championship tourney rd. 2: Neville v Bo Dallas: Bo executed a Snap Suplex but Neville hit a Dragonrana sandwiched between a pair of Imploding 450° Splashes and got the pin. 4 min 37 secs

Sasha Banks was interviewed backstage and asked about her loss the previous evening against Tamina. She admitted it was not the start she was looking for but that she was “still the Boss” and would “use the defeat as motivation to become the Women’s Champion.”

Lucha Dragons v The Ascension: another quick bout as Kalisto followed up a Springboard Cross Body on Viktor w/ a Quick Roll-Up pin for the victory. 2 min 3 secs

World Heavyweight Championship tourney rd. 2: The Miz w/ Maryse v Rusev w/ Lana: the Miz put on a show here, demonstrating his strength w/ a Flapjack, his technical acumen w/ a Figure 4 Leglock, and his modern-day wrestling repertoire w/ a Half-Nelson Facebuster and finishing Skull-Crushing Finale. He got the pin on the Bulgarian Brute after the Finale at 5 min 36 secs.

World Heavyweight Championship tourney rd. 2: Dean Ambrose v Bray Wyatt w/ allies the Wyatt Family (Harper & Strowman): Bray broke out of an Ambrose Sleeper then rolled up the Lunatic in a Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Tights and got the pin at 2 min 49 secs.

Roman Reigns was standing on the ramp as the Wyatts made their way from the ring. Stares and glares and smiles on the faces of Reigns and Bray, but no action.

World Heavyweight Championship tourney rd. 2: Cesaro v Seth Rollins: Darren Young (he watched Seth’s 1st rd match ringside) prevented a pre-match Chair assault by Seth and used the chair on him (-7 END)! Cesaro took advantage, performing a Gutwrench Suplex, Cranial Crank and Very European Uppercut in the opening minutes. Rollins managed 2 moves, including a Release German Suplex, before the Swiss Superman went on the offensive again, exhausting the Architect w/ a Double Foot Stomp. Seth tried to battle back, performing 3 consecutive moves, including a Rolling Suicide, but this day belonged to Cesaro, and he got the pin after following up another Cranial Crank w/ another Double Foot Stomp. 8 min 42 secs

Seth Rollins grabbed the mic from the ring announcer and exclaimed: “Darren Young, you will pay dearly for your meddling, young man. You have taken from me the opportunity for which I have worked my entire life. My revenge will be taken in the ring, when I destroy you, not once, not twice…” He threw the mic down and walked away, ending the show.
Derek Kraft - Oct 03, 2016 - 12:39 PM
Post subject: Raw 2/15 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 2/15
Honda Center
Anaheim, CA
Referee = Mike Chioda

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Quarterfinals: Jack Swagger v Erick Rowan w/ Wyatt Family (Braun Strowman & Luke Harper): I doubt anyone had this match when they filled out their bracket. Swagger controlled the bout, but couldn’t seem to put Rowan away. He performed a Bridging German Suplex, a Superplex, the Oklahoma Stampede, a Belly-to-Belly Suplex, and Biel Throw, but couldn’t get the pin. Rowan had a few good moves, including a Rowan Spin Kick, Clubbing Forearm and Fallway Slam. A 3rd Oklahoma Stampede finally got Swagger the victory at 14 min 23 secs.

Naomi v Alicia Fox: pre-match, Naomi was making her great “Glow” entrance, when she went down to her knees as part of the routine, and Alica hit her w/ her finishing Watch Yo Face (Scissors Kick). Naomi was knocked out and unable to make it to the ring. Count-out!

The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) v The Social Outcasts (Heath Slater & Curtis Axel): Kofi hit a Running Clothesline early and Big E performed a Running Splash outside the ring. Slater hit Kofi w/ a Heel Kick then when Big E tagged in Slater impressively nailed a Gutwrench Suplex. Big E executed another Running Splash and all 3 member of the New Day, including Xavier Woods, performed a Running Corner Avalanche on Heath. Axel tagged in and hit Big E w/ a Running Knee Smash and Release German Suplex. Big E tagged out, and Chioda got stunned as Axel made a cover on Kofi. Big E KOd Axel, placed Kofi on top and fought off Slater as the ref came to and made the count. New Day win! 10 min 41 secs

4 of the matches for Fastlane (2/21) were announced: (1) Becky Lynch v Summer Rae, (2) The Lucha Dragons v The Club (Kalista used a fist full of tights to get the pin on 1/25), (3) Nikki Bella battles Charlotte in a premium women’s division match-up, and (4) the Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar, makes his 2016 debut against a Mountain of a Man, Braun Strowman. The southern California crowd giggled as the clip of Kalisto pinning Gallows while grabbing a fistful of his ample tights was shown, cheered for the Nikki/Charlotte match, and just about exploded when Lesnar’s bout was announced.

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Quarterfinals: Neville v Cesaro: this was a tremendous match that had the crowd chanting “this is awesome” more than once. Neville performed a Dragonrana early to get the crowd into it. Cesaro impressed w/ a Cranial Crank and really got everyone excited when he performed a Running Corner to Corner Uppercut. Cesaro got the 1st pin attempt of the match at the 9 min mark after a Neutralizer (Belly-to-Back Inverted Mat Slam). Neville kicked out and hit 4 straight moves, including a Leg Lariat, another Dragonrana and a Spin Kick. The Man Who Gravity Forgot went for the pin on the exhausted Cesaro but the Swiss Superman kicked out. And then things got really interesting - back-to-back Crossface submission moves for Cesaro, the Red Arrow (Cesaro kicked out at the last second!) and a Piledriver for Neville, a pair of Running Corner to Corner Uppercuts for Cesaro, and a Tiger Suplex and Indian Deathlock for Neville. Finally, Cesaro performed the final 4 moves and got the pin after a Double Foot Stomp at 20 min 7 secs. ENDS at the end were Cesaro -20 and Neville -21.

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Quarterfinals: Bray Wyatt w/ Wyatt Family (Strowman and Harper) v The Miz w/ Maryse: needless to say, Miz’s wife and valet, Maryse, stayed as far away from the ring and the Wyatt family as possible. After 9 minutes, this match was even (each at -4 END), w/ Bray having applied a Sleeper, used a Slapjack, and performed a Drop Suplex and Running Senton and the Miz, never to be outdone, hit an Awesome Clothesline, smashed Bray w/ a Chair, and landed a Discus Punch. A pair of Sister Abigail finishers by Wyatt though allowed him to get the pin and advance to the semifinals. 10 min 45 secs

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Quarterfinals: AJ Styles v Sheamus: AJ made a great entrance and earned + 2 heat. Sheamus threw Styles out of the ring and went for his Brogue Kick but missed and landed awkwardly on the Guard Rail (-5 END). 2 moves later AJ nailed the Styles Clash and got the 3-count. 2 min 9 secs
Derek Kraft - Oct 04, 2016 - 10:18 AM
Post subject: Smackdown 2/16 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 2/16
Citizens Business Bank Arena
Ontario, CA
Referee = John Cone

Mark Henry v Chris Jericho: Henry escaped from The Walls of Jericho (Boston Crab) but was pinned in a Quick Roll-Up. 1 min 56 secs

The Golden Truth v The Dudley Boyz: after the Golden Truth performed their Shattered Truth finisher on D-Von, Bubba Ray entered the ring, all 4 wrestlers brawled, chaos ensued, and Cone disqualified both teams. 2 min 36 secs

Charlotte came out and told the crowd to prepare for the coronation of the queen, as she was soon going to claim the Women’s Championship. Nikki Bella, her opponent at Fastlane on 2/21, was “of little consequence, and in fact” was “more a speedbump than an obstacle to me claiming the title.”

Brie Bella v Paige: Rose Mendes grabbed the mic from Paige pre-match to taunt her upcoming opponent Tamina (Smack 2/23). A Top Rope Body Press and 2nd Rope Brie Dropkick were the highlights for the Bella sister in this match dominated by Paige. The Brit nailed a Side Kick, Bell-to-Belly Suplex, Multiple Short-Arm Clotheslines, a Samoan Drop, a Cross-Legged STF and got the pin after a Hair-Pull Toss at 11 min 49 secs. Post-match, Paige threw Salt in Brie’s face.

3 of the remaining 4 matches for Fastlane were announced (4 were announced on Raw last night): (1) The Golden Truth have a rematch against the Dudley Boyz, (2) Roman Reigns will battle Erick Rowan, and (3) the co-main event, along with the World Heavyweight Championship final, will feature John Cena facing off against…drum roll…THE ROCK!

Roman Reigns v Luke Harper w/ Wyatt Family (Braun Strowman & Erick Rowan): Reigns was attacked pre-match on Smackdown 2/2 by Erick Rowan, who delivered a Full Nelson Slam on the ramp, causing Reigns to miss his tournament bout against Bo Dallas. This would be Reigns’s 1st match of his revenge tour against the Wyatts. Alas, less than a minute in Strowman and Rowan blatantly interfered, leaving Cone no choice but to call for the DQ. It won’t be simple for Reigns to get his revenge on the Wyatts. 55 secs

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Semifinals: Jack Swagger v AJ Styles: Swagger aroused himself (not in an inappropriate way, you with the dirty mind, this is professional wrestling!) and the crowd w/ a fiery promo (+1 heat, +2 END). A Quick Roll-Up pin by AJ put an end to that. 1 min 6 secs

World Heavyweight Championship tourney Semifinals: Cesaro v Bray Wyatt w/ Wyatt Family (Strowman and Rowan): The match opened with the wrestlers trading single point moves and holds for 5 minutes before Bray executed a Standing Side Slam and Drop Suplex, tiring Cesaro. Luke Harper appeared and distracted Cone, allowing Bray to use a Roll of Quarters on Cesaro’s head (-10 END). Wyatt then hit the final 10 moves of the match, demonstrating his full repertoire, including Sister Abigail, the Spider Walk & Clothesline, and the Wyatt Stunner. Bray finished off the Swiss Superman w/ a Piledriver at 12 min 37 secs. Post-match, the Wyatts continued their assault on Cesaro, but he was rescued by Roman Reigns, who Speared Harper and cleared the ring of Wyatts, allowing medical personnel to attend to Cesaro.
Derek Kraft - Oct 04, 2016 - 12:17 PM
Post subject: MD 133 results
Match Day 133
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
New Haven, CT
Referee = Tommy Gilbert

Tommy Rich v Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: on MD 111 Tommy Rich turned face when he clocked HTM in the middle of the latter’s bout against Ricky Steamboat. Here, the Honky Tonk Man hit a pair of Diving Fist Drops and a Belly-to-Belly Suplex before tossing Wildfire out of the ring. This was where things got a little crazy. HTM Slammed Rich into the Ring Steps. Then, 3 straight times, Rich appeared to take control, but each time HTM reversed the hold and Slammed Rich into the Ring Steps. Gilbert made the count, HTM made it back into the ring, but Wildfire did not. Count-out! 6 min 30 secs

Wahoo McDaniel v Lex Luger w/ ally Stan Hansen: Luger was eliminated from the US # 1 contender tourney when, in his match w/ Wahoo, he inadvertently bumped the ref. McDaniel opened this one w/ a Release German Suplex and threw Luger over the top rope. Hansen saw his chance and immediately clocked Wahoo w/ a Branding Iron. Luger rolled Wahoo back into the ring and made the cover for the easy pin. 2 min 10 secs

Andre the Giant v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Andre pinned King Kong Bundy on MD 128 but then had to endure a post-match double-team beating by his opponent and Big John Studd. Here, Andre was on the ramp making his entrance when Studd laid him out w/ a Heart Punch and Bundy followed it up w/ a Splash. Andre was done and counted out.

Hulk Hogan v Jerry Lawler: the King executed an Atomic Drop early and threw Hogan out of the ring. Hogan took control outside the ropes, Slamming Lawler through a Table and twice Slamming him on the Concrete. Lawler seemed to grab something from under the apron though, and once back in the ring he pulled out a Hammer and walloped the Hulkster. Two moves later a Boston Crab caused Hogan to surprisingly submit (sub 1-4, rolled 2). At the time of the submission ENDs were Hogan 0 and Lawler -6. 6 min 36 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: John Cena v Champion Ric Flair: this would be the 4th match btwn these 2 legendary performers, with the last bout on MD 128 resulting in a double count-out outside the ring. Here, the Nature Boy nailed a Piledriver on Cena during the face’s interview (-3 END, +1 heat). After a Throwback Cena rolled Flair up w/ a Fist Full of Tights (savvy). Flair then hit consecutively a Back Suplex, Knee Drop and German Suplex, tiring the musclebound Cena. Cena performed a Gutwrench Suplex. Flair regained control w/ Flair Chops in the Corner and a Cloverleaf. Then, during a Superplex, Gilbert and both combatants were inadvertently KOd, and replacement ref Dick Wohrle rushed to the ring and made the 10 count. Double count-out! 8 min 2 secs

THREE MONTH SUSPENSION MATCH: The Rock & Roll Express v Tully Blanchard & Pat Patterson: after the heels defeated Pedro Morales and Tito Santana on MD 128, the Commissioner shocked the wrestling world when he declared that their next bout would be a suspension match (unpaid!) against the Express. Blanchard performed Multiple Stomps on Robert Gibson in the early going. The Express responded w/ a Drop Toehold/Elbowdrop Combo. Pat and Tully saw the double-team move with one of their own, a Double DDT. Ole Anderson appeared and threw Salt in Ricky Morton’s eyes. Blanchard took advantage and nailed a Piledriver then went for the pin. Patterson fought off Gibson, Wohrle counted 1-2-3, and Blanchard and Patterson were victorious. The stunned Rock & Roll Express were left speechless. Wrestling fans, have some sympathy if you see a man working at Home Depot sporting tights, wrestling boots and a bad mullet hairstyle; he may be an out-of-work wrestler.
Derek Kraft - Oct 05, 2016 - 01:38 PM
Post subject: MD 134 results
Match Day 134
Giants Stadium
East Rutherford, NY
Referee = Jack Pesek

Adrian Adonis v Stan Hansen: the Bad Man from Borger, Texas tried to put an end to this one before it even started, surprising Adonis during this pre-match promo by performing a Piledriver (-3 END). Then in the 1st minute a Hansen Superplex seemed to have him well on the way to an easy victory. But Adonis fought admirably, nailing a Shoulderdrop from the Top Rope and catching Hansen in the Sleeper Hold multiple times! Hansen kept the match even with a Body Slam and Hit w/ Chair. In fact, at the 11:30 mark the match was tied at -11 END. The fourth and final Adonis Sleeper looked to be the end but Hansen reached the ropes, then responded w/ a devastating Brazos Valley Backbreaker. He went for the pin and Pesek made the 3-count. 12 min 41 secs

Jesse Ventura v The Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: a real feud is developing here, w/ the Iron Sheik involving himself in a Ventura match against Sgt. Slaughter on MD 115, then the Iron Sheik getting the pin on Ventura w/ the help of Hansen on MD 119 and a double count-out occurring in the MD 128 rematch. Pre-match here, the Iron Sheik and his tag team partner the Honky Tonk Man jumped Ventura but the Body’s tag team partner Jimmy Snuka jumped in for the save. Commissioner Buttons demonstrated his authority by declaring a tag team match would soon take place. During the match proper, the Iron Sheik performed a Body Slam and Belly-to-Belly Suplex early and had Ventura tired, before a Superplex went awry, knocking out everybody, including Pesek. Larry Lisowski rushed to the ring and reached a 10-count. Double count-out!

Magnum TA v Jack Brisco: Magnum dominated this one, with highlights being a Gutwrench Suplex, Fireman’s Carry and Back Body Drop. A Finishing TA Bulldog put this one to bed. 7 min 38 secs

Otto Wanz v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: a Graham pre-match sneak attack failed (-2 END). Wanz opened w/ a Power Slam and Running Clothesline. After a Body Slam, Massive Forearm to Back and Big Otto Splash, you would think it couldn’t get any worse for Superstar. You would be wrong. Superstar took a Chair to the knee and moved awkwardly the rest of the way. A Big Otto Corner Splash resulted in a pin and victory for Wanz at 8 min 21 secs. Medical personnel assisted Superstar and it was announced by the comely Dr. Brenda Buttons after a long and very private examination that Graham’s knee would need 6 weeks to recover.

The Ultimate Warrior v Mad Dog Vachon: these 2 met on MD 125 where MDV had placed steel inside the turnbuckle and used in to his advantage. Warrior was eventually DQd holding the bag, i.e., after blocking the use of the steel by Vachon, who had taken it out of the turnbuckle. An early Turnbuckle Ram here by Vachon had the crowd on the edge of its seat, and must have worried Warrior, but it was clear immediately this turnbuckle was not loaded. A Bodylock by the Mad Dog almost resulted in the sub but Warrior broke the hold. Warrior then exhausted MDV by performing 6 straight moves, including a pair of Gorilla Press Drops, Multiple Warriors Clotheslines, a Warrior Atomic Drop and a Leaping Shoulder Block. It was Vachon’s turn to battle back, and he tied the match at -7 END at the 10:30 mark after a Back Drop and DDT. A Suplex exhausted Warrior, and 3 moves later a Boston Crab forced the submission out of him. Big win for Vachon! 12 min 54 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: The British Bulldogs v Champions The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious: a short but eventful bout with an unsatisfactory conclusion. The Freebirds introduced a new tag team pre-match, Doom. Those guys look good and I wonder if this will come back to bite the Freebirds. Terry Gordy opened the bout w/ a Powerbomb but the Dynamite Kid responded w/ a Small Package and Sleeper. Michael Hayes didn’t like the direction of this match and blatantly interfered, seemingly trying to draw the DQ. Lisowski obliged and disqualified the champs. Commissioner Buttons announced a rematch coming up. 2 min 30 secs
Derek Kraft - Oct 07, 2016 - 01:41 PM
Post subject: MD 135 results
Match Day 135
Beacon Theater
New York, NY
Referee = Tom “Rocky” Stone

Junkyard Dog v Gene Kiniski: each wrestler came into this one having lost 4 of his last 5 matches, and the victory each had was against the other. JYD opened w/ a Turnbuckle Ram before Kiniski performed the next 13 moves, including a Rear Chinlock, a Slam through Announcer’s Table, a Back Drop and finally, mercifully, a finishing Backbreaker that resulted in the pin at 7 min 9 secs. Utter dominance for Gene!

Pedro Morales v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the Olympian joined Paul Orndorff in a post-match beating of Morales on MD 130. Things didn’t start well here for Pedro, who slept and fell during his entrance. He didn’t press charges against the RWF or the Theater, but he did lost 3 END pts and 1 Heat pt. This turned out to be a good match. Patera nailed a Piledriver before Morales rolled him up in a Small Package. Morales performed a Hip Toss, Release German Suplex and a Boston Crab. Patera evened things up with a Swinging Neckbreaker and Sheik Slam. The strongman was beginning to take control when Heenan inadvertently distracted his client, allowing Morales to nail his finishing Cannon Ball and get the 3-count. 7 min 20 secs

Bobo Brazil v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Bundy used a pair of Brass Knuckles on Brazil, but the latter responded well and earned the match’s 1st pin attempt w/ a DDT. From there though this match was all KKB, as he demonstrated his ruthlessness and power w/ a Running Clothesline, Bundy Splash and Atlantic City Avalanche. A 2nd Bundy Splash resulted in the pin at 8 min 37 secs. ENDS at the time of the pin were Bundy 0 and Brazil -19.

Sting v Harley Race: Handsome Harley has struggled as of late, losing 6 of his last 7 matches. He wanted to rectify things here, hitting the 1st 5 moves, including a set of Mounted Punches. Sting performed a Release German Suplex and Race replied w/ an Elbow Smash. A pair of DDTs tired Sting and earned Race pin attempts but Sting kicked out. A Stinger Splash tired Race and a Sleeper Hold put him to bed. Submission at 7 min 39 secs (Sub 1-3, rolled 3).

Verne Gagne v Rick Rude: Gagne has enjoyed a nice run, winning his last 5 matches. Rude tried to put an end to that pre-match, when he came at Verne w/a Slapjack. The wily veteran turned the weapon on Rude though (-5 END). Rude rallied in the match proper, executing a Running Power Slam and Gutwrench Backbreaker early. At the 5:30 mark both wrestlers were at 0 END. Rude then went on a roll, hitting a Diving Kneedrop, Rude DDT, Piledriver and a Rude Awakening, exhausting Gagne. A 2nd Rude Awakening allowed Rick to get the pin. 8 min 59 secs

Magnum TA & John Cena v The Minnesota Wrecking Crew w/ manager Johnny Valiant: the faces came in undefeated in 5 total matches while the Crew entered w/ a respectable record of 9 wins 6 losses and 2 draws. Lars Anderson opened strongly against Cena, performing the 1st 4 moves, including a Backbreaker and Hit w/ Chair. MTA tagged in but was met soon after w/ a Double Hip Toss. Ole Anderson tagged and teamed for a Double Back Body Drop before Valiant was caught by Rocky passing an object and banned from ringside. Cena returned and established some momentum for the fan favorites, executing a Superplex and Throwback. Lars put an end to that when he nailed a Backbreaker and teamed for a Double Running Lariat, tiring the Face that Runs the Place. Magnum returned on a Hot Tag and performed 6 of the next 7 moves, but only the Fireman’s Carry was worth more than a single point. Lars tagged out and Ole came in Hot, performing a pair of Armbars and a Gutwrench Suplex. Moments later Ole clamped MTA in a Bear Hug, Cena couldn’t break it up, and MTA was forced to submit at 16 min 15 secs. At the time of the submission, ENDS were MTA -11, Cena -1, Ole + 5 and Lars + 2.
Derek Kraft - Oct 07, 2016 - 02:55 PM
Post subject: Announcement from the desk of RWF Commissioner Percy Buttons
Greetings Retro Wrestling Federation Galaxy,

As you know from your perusal of the New York Times, Yachting Magazine and Pro Wrestling Illustrated, I have been extremely busy conducting RWF business (contracts w/ wrestlers, vendors and arenas, developing protocol for wrestler safety, designing new referee uniforms, you get the gist) while on my private jet between jaunts in Aspen, the French Riviera, and Staten Island. Certainly, I have taken a moment or two for myself, ravishing my young and voluptuous wife, with her permission of course, eating escargot, sans their permission, and spending some alone time with a corrugated cardboard box. But the bulk of my normal business hours, 11am - 4pm with a 2 hour break for lunch, has been spent on wrestling business. And during that time I have come up with the brilliant idea of having a monster show to celebrate Match Day 150, our 150th Match Day coincidentally. But before that, I thought to myself, we must have a build-up. And before that build-up, I thought again, we must have…yes, you see it too, a build-up to the build-up. And before that build-up to a build-up we must have… no, that would be inane.

The build-up to the build-up begins on MD 136 when the High Flyers and the Russians meet again after their MD 125 double count-out, the Ultimate Warrior and Larry Zbyszko go toe-to-toe anew, and Magnum TA gets a non-title bout against your World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel, with the stipulation, which I worked very hard on by the way while on my 70-foot yacht taking a much-needed breather in the Adriatic, that if Magnum wins, he will be granted a title opportunity on MD 142.

MDs 137 – 141 feature a plethora of great matches, as impressive as my vocabulary, knowledge of Scotch [tape] and number of phone numbers, known since childhood, that I have forgotten in the cell phone era. Andre the Giant and John Studd and Dick the Bruiser and the Crusher renew their rivalries on MD 137. The Ricks, Martel and Rude, meet anew, the Macho Man defends his Television title against Lex Luger, and Bruno Sammartino and Sgt. Slaughter do battle in a steel cage on MD 138. Ric Flair and John Cena continue their battle for United States supremacy and Doom make their debut on MD 139. Andre the Giant makes another appearance on MD 140, this time against behemoth rival King Kong Bundy, and the [absolutely] Fabulous Freebirds defend their World Tag Team titles again versus the imperialistic British Bulldogs. Finally, the build-up to the build-up culminates on MD 141 when Bret the Hitman Hart returns from injury to face Ricky the Dragon Steamboat and the Iron Sheik and Jesse the Body Ventura attempt to have a match, godamnit, that does not end in a freaking double count-out!

If you will indulge me for a minute here, where in hell do these guys come up with their names? Bruiser, Crusher, Macho Man, they are normal men, just like you or…well, you at least. After spending time with him clutching my waist from behind as we jet-skied past the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, I can assure you, dear reader, that Jonathan Studzinski is one of the most rational, down-to-earth, and garlic-breathed individuals I have ever had the pleasure to encounter.

Well then, the build-up begins on MD 142 when Bockwinkel defends his title, perhaps against Magnum TA, perhaps another. On that day will also begin a tournament to determine the # 1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship! 29 wrestlers will participate in the tournament, with 3 being blessed with a bye into the second round. First round matches will take place on MDs 142-144, second round matches on MDs 145-146, the quarterfinals on MD 147, the semifinals on MD 148, and the final to crown the # 1 contender on MD 149. The # 1 contender will then face the World Heavyweight Champion in the main event on MD 150.

Other matches for the spectacle on MD 150 will be announced as contracts are signed and match-ups determined. Until then, either the flap on that Downey Games shipping box is giving me a come hither look or I am certifiably crazy. Either way, toodaloo.
Derek Kraft - Oct 17, 2016 - 01:52 PM
Post subject: Fastlane 2/21 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Fastlane 2/21 (Pay-Per-View)
Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, OH
Referee = Chad Patton

Roman Reigns v Erick Rowan w/ Wyatt Family (Braun Strowman & Luke Harper): Reigns looked to avenge the pre-match count-out he sustained on Smackdown 2/2 after a Rowan sneak attack. He wasn’t ready during his interview though, and Rowan came at him w/ a Baseball Bat and used Reign’s body for batting practice (-6 END). Reigns performed 5 of the first 6 moves of the match, including a Turnbuckle Ram, but Rowan dominated the rest of the way, earning 6 pin/sub attempts to only 1 for Reigns. Rowan repeatedly hit Roman w/ Clubbing Forearms. Strowman distracted Patton long enough for Rowan to administer another beating w/ the Bat (-10 END!). By the time Rowan landed his finisher, The Way, it almost seemed as if the Wyatt acolyte was being merciful. Even the crowd had some sympathy for the beating Reigns took. At the time of the pin at 12 min 54 secs, Rowan led in END -3 to -32.

The Golden Truth v The Dudley Boyz: D-Von flirted w/ a woman during his entrance, and it turned out that woman was Goldust’s wife! Goldust was pissed!!! The match itself was a rematch from Smackdown 2/16, when both partners entered the ring and a melee ensued, drawing a double DQ. The infuriated Goldust opened w/ 5 straight maneuvers, including a Spinebuster and a pair of Dropdown Uppercuts. A tired D-Von tagged out and a hot Bubba Ray came in, hitting 5 consecutive moves of his own, including a Bubba Bionic Elbow and teaming for a Dudley Death Drop II. R-Truth tagged in and a minute later blocked Bubba’s use of a Briefcase, used it himself, and was summarily DQd by Patton. Dudleyz got a cheap win. 7 min 12 secs

Becky Lynch v Summer Rae: Summer landed a Reverse Kneeling Facebuster but Becky responded w/ an Electric Chair Drop. A Small Package by the Irish Lass Kicker resulted in a 3-count. 2 min 35 secs

Brock Lesnar w/ manager Paul Heyman v Braun Strowman w/ Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan): Strowman made a great entrance (+2 Heat), scaring the bejesus out of a pair of kids in the front row when he growled in their faces. Brock took him to Suplex City in the 1st minute, and also nailed a Running Powerbomb and applied a Sleeper in the early going. A Closed Fist to the Head cut Braun open. Strowman battled back w/ Mudhole Stomps in Corner and a Canadian Backbreaker. But then Lesnar nailed a Power Slam and finished the Wyatt off w/ an F-5. 8 min 15 secs

The Lucha Dragons v The Club: another rematch, this one of a bout that took place on Raw 1/25, when Kalisto got the pin with a fist full of tights. Here, Karl Anderson placed steel under the turnbuckle in his corner then Luke Gallows rammed Sin Cara’s head into it. Ouch (-15 END)! Anderson then inexplicably grabbed a Steel Chair at ringside and bashed Sin Cara, Kalisto and the referee! DQ! 1 min 25 secs

Nikki Bella v Charlotte w/ manager Ric Flair: this one looked good on paper, and was great in reality. The women stole the show! Nikki performed a Release German Suplex early and followed it up with a Small Package. Minutes later, she nailed a Gutwrench Suplex and Rack Attack back-to-back, tiring Charlotte. The distaff Flair then executed 9 of the next 10 moves, all single pointers except for a bash w/ a Trash Can Lid, handed to her by her father. The match was even at -6 END and Nikki was exhausted when she grabbed the Trash Can Lid and used it, exhausting Charlotte. A Spinebuster and another Rack Attack put Bella ahead, but Charlotte avoided the pins. Charlotte then nailed Natural Selection, but this time it was Nikki who kicked out. Nikki then performed an impressive Handstand Backflip Calf Kick, and got the 3-count on Charlotte for the victory. 13 min 21 secs

John Cena v The Rock: the Rock was too busy jawing w/ the crowd to notice the bell, and Cena clamped on his STF submission hold (Rock reached ropes). The Rock hit a series of moves, including a Spinebuster and People’s Elbow. Each got rammed into the ring steps when the action went outside. At the 5 min mark the bout was tied at -1 END. The Rock earned a DQ pt for using a Steel Chain and hit a Jumping Clothesline. Cena responded w/ a Fisherman’s Suplex, exhausting the Rock. The Leader of the Cenation went for the pin, Patton counted 1-2-3, and Cena was victorious! 9 min 53 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: AJ Styles v Bray Wyatt w/ Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan): the month-long tournament culminated in this bout to crown the inaugural WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Harper inadvertently distracted Bray in the opening minute, allowing Styles to nail a Spinebreaker. AJ then performed the next 8 moves, tired Wyatt. Rowan had seen enough, entered the ring and DDTd AJ! Patton immediately DQd Wyatt and awarded the championship to Styles. Before AJ could even raise the belt, the Wyatts pounced and administered a brutal beating. WWE medical announced on the after-show that Styles would miss 2 weeks of action. 5 min 25 secs
Derek Kraft - Oct 19, 2016 - 01:54 PM
Post subject: Raw 2/22 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 2/22
Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, MI
Referee = Charles Robinson

The Golden Truth v The Prime Time Players: this was set up to be a singles encounter between Goldust and Titus O’Neil, but when R-Truth interfered in the 2nd minute Stephanie McMahon made it a tag team bout. The Golden Truth teamed for the 1st 3 moves, Shattered Truth, Double Bionic Elbows and the Golden Age/Truth Leg Drop combo, exhausting Titus. Darren Young tagged in and nailed a Snap Suplex but R-Truth hit 3 impressive moves against him, a Vertical Suplex Stunner, a Gutwrench Suplex and a Corkscrew Scissors Kick. O’Neil and Goldust returned, and Titus came oh so close to getting the submission with a Sleeper Hold but Goldust broke it just in time (sub 1-5, rolled 6). A 2nd Golden Age/Truth Leg Drop finisher resulted in Titus being pinned. 9 min 51 secs

Sasha Banks v Eva Marie: the All Red Everything tried a sneak attack pre-match but Sasha was ready and landed a firm forearm into Eva’s back (-2 END). Sasha tired her opponent early, hitting the 1st 3 moves, including Forehand Chops, before the action went outside the ring. The ladies brawled into the crowd, exciting the hormone-driven teenage boys in the area but also drawing a double count-out from Robinson. 2 min 16 secs

Renee Young was interviewing Sasha when Eva Marie attacked her from behind and the brawl from her earlier was renewed. As the segment ended Renee said, “I guess blondes aren’t the only women stereotyped. These redheads are crazy!”

Dolph Ziggler v Bo Dallas: on 1/25 Dallas performed his finisher on Ziggler on the ramp. Here, the Showoff was joined by Sin Cara and Kalisto during his promo, boosting his confidence for the match (+2 END). In the 3rd minute the action spilled outside, Dallas Slammed Dolph through 2 Tables before Dolph responded w/ a Chair shot. Curtis Axel disabled the referee but the match continued under the auspices of Ryan Tran. Ziggler went wild, exciting the crowd w/ a Gutwrench Suplex, Brainbuster a Hangman’s Neckbreaker and a Zig Zag. The exhausted Dallas succumbed to the pin after a 2nd finishing Zig Zag at 12 min 22 secs.

Lucha Dragons v The Club: Kalisto got the pin w/ a fistful of tights on 1/25 and Karl Anderson got his team disqualified on 2/21 when he attacked everyone w/ a Chair. This one turned out to be excellent, with Kalisto and Luke Gallows taking most of the punishment. The 1st 15 minutes featured a ton of action but ZERO pin/sub attempts. The Dragons hit a Double Superkick on Anderson and Kalisto performed a Handstand Headscissors Takedown. After the action went outside the ring Gallows Slammed Sin Cara on the Concrete and Anderson came over and nailed a Spinning Spinebuster. Back inside, Kalisto returned and teamed up for High & Low Drop Kicks. Kalisto then hit a pair of Running Frankensteiner Facebusters on Anderson. Gallows returned and hit a Blockbuster (Fireman’s Carry Facebuster) and 12th Step (Chokebomb) on the diminutive Kalisto. Gallows exhausted Kalisto and earned the match’s 1st pin attempt with a Gutbuster Drop and earned a 2nd when he followed up w/ Anderson for a Double Superkick, but couldn’t get the 3-count. Tran was hit during a whip to the ropes and the 3d referee of the night, Rod Zapata, took over. Sin Cara nailed a Superplex and teamed up for a Salida del Sol followed by a Swanton Bomb. Anderson broke up the pin attempts then tagged in and performed the match’s final 5 moves, including another Spinning Spinebuster, and got the pin with a Flying Body Press. 22 min 21 secs

The Usos v The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Braun Strowman) w/ leader Bray Wyatt: on 1/26 Harper interfered in the Uso’s match by throwing salt in Jey Uso’s eyes. Here, the Usos blocked a Wyatt a pre-match sneak attack (+3 END). Jimmy Uso opened w/ a Superkick then was setting up something else when Harper reversed the hold and landed a Spinning Side Slam. Strowman teamed with his family member for a finishing Body Avalanche/Discus Clothesline. Jey tried to break up the pin attempt but was met by the Mountain of a Man, Zapata counted 1-2-3, and the Wyatt Family earned a quick victory. 1 min 25 secs

Roman Reigns v Erick Rowan w/ leader Bray Wyatt: Rowan performed his finisher on the ramp on Reigns on 2/2, then at Fastlane used a Baseball Bat 2x on him. Needless to say, Reigns was seething as he made his entrance. Unfortunately for him, Braun Strowman was still making his way in the opposite direction and attacked Reigns on the ramp, nailing a big Powerslam (-6 END). Reigns Speared Rowan early. Rowan came back w/ a Fallaway Slam. But Reigns’s anger took over, and he hit a pair of Jumping Clotheslines before a Belly-to-Back Suplex. Zapata made the count, 1-2-3, and Reigns got the pin! 5 min 30 secs
Derek Kraft - Oct 21, 2016 - 11:16 AM
Post subject: Smack 2/23 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 2/23
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
Referee = Mike Chioda

R-Truth v Ryback: excellent opening match that really got the crowd going. Ryback clamped on a Sleeper and nailed a Superplex early. Truth executed a pair of Gutwrench Suplexes. After Ryback hit Shell Shocked at the 8 min mark, the match was tied at -3 END. Ryback earned 2 more pin attempts after a Body Slam and a second Shell Shocked, but Truth refused to stay down (on the Shell Shocked it was pin 1-13, rolled 16). Truth nailed his finisher, What’s Up? (Leaping Reverse STO) and got the 3-count on his first pin/sub attempt of the match at 14 min 15 secs!

Rosa Mendes v Tamina: solid match with a surprising winner. Mendes dominated, hitting a Rosa Shoot Kick, Multiple Shoulder Blocks in Corner and a Knee Bar Submission. Tamina hit a pair of Tamina Snap Suplexes. In the 9th minute Tamina performed a Flying Body Press, covered and got the pin. She was down -10 to -1 END at the time of the pin. 8 min 53 secs

Darren Young v Seth Rollins: in Seth’s eyes Darren needs to learn to mind his own business, having distracted Seth pre-match on 2/2 and having prevented a pre-match chair assault and in fact using the chair on Seth on 2/9. Rollins dominated, hitting 3 of his signature moves, a Turnbuckle Powerbomb, Rolling Suicide and Running Big Boot, as well as using a Slapjack, before finishing an exhausted Young off w/ a Curb Stomp. 4 min 3 secs

The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) v the Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman) w/ leader Bray Wyatt: Bray tossed a Trash Can Lid to Rowan in the first minute, but Big E intercepted and used it (-3 END). Less than 3 minutes later Strowman had the Lid but Big E took it away from him and KOd him, allowing Kofi to cover for the easy pin. 4 min 2 secs

Shane McMahon announced that Randy Orton would make his 2016 debut v Rusev on Smackdown next week. The Apex Predator made his entrance and the crowd went nuts. When he climbed to the middle turnbuckle and performed his signature pose, everyone had their phones out snapping pics. #Ortonpose was the # 1 trend of the evening.

Cesaro v Sheamus: Sheamus was inadvertently whipped into Chioda, who immediately called for the bell and DQd him. Sheamus was irate and beat Chioda senseless. 43 secs

Roman Reigns v Luke Harper w/ leader Bray Wyatt: John Cone was the new referee, replacing the woozy Chioda. Harper and Reigns faced off on 2/16 but Harper was DQd when the Wyatt Family intervened. These two put on an excellent battle here. Reigns nailed a Throat Attack and applied a Boston Crab. Harper used his Big Boot 2x and hit a Running Clothesline. Roman’s Belly-to-Back Suplex impressed, as did Harper’s Spinning Side Slam and Catapult Hangman. A Suicide Dive by the Wyatt acolyte exhausted Reigns, but Harper was in the same state when the action returned to the ring. Harper got the first pin attempt of the match after a Piledriver (NOT illegal in THIS WWE, btw). Reigns not only kicked out but nailed a Spear in response and got the 3-count from Cone. Harper was not happy and pummeled Roman post-match. Cesaro rushed to the ring to make the save as the Wyatts scurried away. Stephanie McMahon announced that a tag team had been scheduled between the Wyatt Family and Reigns and Cesaro.
Derek Kraft - Oct 24, 2016 - 12:47 PM
Post subject: MD 136 results
Match Day 136
Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, PA
Referee = Todd Sinclair

Tommy Rich v The Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: on MD 111 Rich interfered in HTM’s match and on MD 133 Honky Tonk Man got a modicum of revenge w/ a count-out victory over Wildfire after repeatedly bashing him into the ring steps. Here, HTM went after Rich pre-match with a Hammer, but Rich grabbed and turned it on his opponent (-5 END). This one went back and forth, with HTM performing a Honky Tonk Hip Toss and Wildfire an Elbow Smash. Honky Tonk Man nailed a Belly-to-Belly Suplex but Rich responded w/ a Bulldog. HTM was inadvertently whipped into the ref, who immediately called for the bell and DQd him. Understandably, HTM beat Sinclair senseless! 7 min 6 secs

Wahoo McDaniel v The Sheik: Red Shoes Unno took over as referee. A Superplex and Quick Roll-Up pin decided this one in McDaniel’s favor. 1 min 3 secs

Hulk Hogan v Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Andre the Giant prevented a pre-match Chair Assault by Orndorff and used the chair on him (-7 END). Mr. Wonderful rallied during the match proper, performing an Atomic Drop and Stalling Suplex in the early going. A Hogan Leg Drop exhausted Orndorff and Hogan also performed an Atomic Drop. Heenan tried to change the momentum when he jumped into the ring and distracted Unno, allowing Orndorff to drop a highly illegal 2nd Rope Piledriver (-7 END). But that only delayed the inevitable, and after a Stalling Suplex Hulk Hogan got the pin. 8 min 8 secs

The Ultimate Warrior v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: these 2 have had 4 encounters so far, with the Warrior winning by DQ but getting injured on MD 104 after the Sheik interfered, Zbyszko using a Hammer and eventually getting the pin on MD 112, Warrior pinning the Sheik on MD 115 despite interference by the New Living Legend, and Zbyszko getting DQd for using a Phone as a foreign object on MD 119. Here, the Warrior made a great entrance, and the crowd was entirely behind him. In the 4th minute Warrior chased Dangerously around the outside of the ring, but the Sheik was waiting and slammed Warrior onto the concrete (-4 END). Warrior recovered and Slammed Zbyszko into the ring steps before Z responded by Slamming Warrior through the Announcer’s Table. The 1st pin attempt came at the 10 min mark after an Abdominal Stretch by Zbyszko and another followed after a Blatant Choke. The exhausted Ultimate Warrior kicked out of both. A Warrior Splash exhausted Z but he kicked out of the pin attempt. Then the Sheik entered the ring, causing a melee that resulted in the disqualification of both wrestlers. Double DQ at 11 min 45 secs.

The High Flyers v The Russians: these teams had a bout on MD 125 that ended in a double count-out. Brunzell took a beating early on here, with the Russians teaming for a Double Suplex before Nikita Koloff nailed a pair of Reverse Atomic Drops. Ivan Koloff tagged in and performed a 2nd Rope Knee Drop that tired Jumping Jim. Brunzell and Ivan tagged out and Nikita had a pin attempt after a Flying Body Press and a sub attempt w/ a Bear Hug on Gagne. Ivan lifted a Shopping Cart on the apron but Gagne took it away from him and smashed Nikita into it before bashing Nikita’s body with it (-8 END). Brunzell tagged back in and earned the Flyers their 1st pin attempt after a Superplex, and followed it up w/ Flying Head Scissors. Ivan responded w/ a Shoulder Smash and 3 consecutive Hip Tosses. After they returned to action Nikita hit Gagne w/ a Chain and Gagne applied the Figure 4 on Nikita. Each rolled the other into a Small Package. Ivan and Jim returned and a pair of 2nd Rope Russian Sickles resulted in a pin on Brunzell. 21 min 35 secs

World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel v Magnum TA in a NON-TITLE bout: the champ performed 8 of the 1st 9 moves of the match, including slapping TA w/ the Title Belt and hitting him w/ a Flying Shoulder Smash. The tide of the match changed thanks to Sgt. Slaughter, who tossed Brass Knuckles into the ring. The aim of the normally sharpshooting Slaughter was not true and MTA grabbed and used them himself (-10 END). Bockwinkel rallied though, earning 3 straight pin attempts w/ a Blatant Choke, Kick to Ribs and Piledriver. Magnum refused to wave the white flag and kicked out of each then nailed in order a Running Knee Smash, Belly-to-Belly Suplex and Flying Body Press. The exhausted Bockwinkel was unable to kick out of the pin attempt and MTA got the victory and a title shot on MD 142!
Derek Kraft - Oct 24, 2016 - 05:25 PM
Post subject: MD 137 results
Match Day 137
Jai Alai Fronton
Miami, FL
Referee = Brian Hebner

Ricky Steamboat v Pat Patterson: quick match dominated by Patterson who had 3 pin attempts. What could be more exciting than a Sunset Flip and pin at 3 min 7 secs?

Jesse Ventura & Jimmy Snuka v The Honky Tonk Man & the Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: on MD 134, before a singles bout btwn Ventura and the Iron Sheik, the heels attacked Ventura pre-match and the Commissioner scheduled a tag team bout. Highlights here included a Diving Headbutt and Flying Body Splash by Snuka, a double-team Snap Suplex and Diving Elbow Smash by HTM and Iron Sheik, a Missile Dropkick outside the ring by Snuka, and a Gutwrench Suplex followed by a Knee Lift by the Honky Tonk Man. The heels took the momentum when they teamed up for a Double Atomic Drop, and HTM followed it up with another Diving Elbow Smash. The Iron Sheik tagged in and got the pin on Ventura w/ a Quick Roll-Up. 9 min 39 secs

Otto Wanz v Mad Dog Vachon: MDV dominated this one at the beginning, hitting a pair of Bulldogs, applying a Body Lock and landing a Back Drop, exhausting Wanz. The Iron Sheik tried to interfere on Vachon’s behalf but ending up on the wrong end of a Clothesline for his trouble when Wanz ducked. Wanz battled back with 8 consecutive maneuvers, beginning w/ a Running Clothesline and culminating in a Big Otto Splash that exhausted Vachon. MDV then took over for the crucial sequence, executing the final 5 moves, including another Body Lock, a Piledriver and finally a Suplex that resulted in the pin. 11 min 46 secs

Andre the Giant v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the most recent bout in this feud on MD 133 resulted in a pre-match count-out of Andre after Studd and King Kong Bundy attacked him. The 2 traded blows here for 10 minutes w/ nary a pin/sub attempt. Studd hit a Short-Armed Clothesline. Andre made everyone squeamish with a pair of Butt Smashes in the Corner. Big John landed a Big Boot. Andre responded w/ a Kick to Face and a Powerslam. After 10 mins the match was even at -5 END. Studd exhausted the Giant w/ a Rear Choke. A Closed Fist to Head by Andre exhausted Studd. Andre then followed up a Body Slam w/ Knife Edge Chops. Andre covered, Hebner counted 1-2-3, and Andre was victorious! 12 min 39 secs

Antonio Inoki v Stan Hansen: Hansen pummeled Inoki w/ a Steel Chair until the locker room emptied to stop the beating. Hansen was DQd. 31 secs

The Crusher v Dick the Bruiser: there was palpable excitement for this one in Miami. Bruiser turned heel on MD 110 when he stapled Crusher’s thigh. Then on MD 131 both wrestlers were DQd when 5 others entered the ring and brawled. Pre-match here, Otto Wanz and Bruno Sammartino joined Crusher for his promo, boosting his confidence (+2 END). Crusher bashed Bruiser w/ a Fan’s Beer Bottle then applied the Crusher Claw. After a Spinning Hammerlock less than 3 mins in Dick was already tired. He rallied though, smashing a Branding Iron on Crusher’s back and performing 3 single point moves. Crusher exhausted Bruiser w/ a Bolo Punch and Piledriver. Dick the Bruiser dug deep and performed 4 consecutive moves, if you can call them that! A Head Butt, Closed First to Head that tired Crusher, Rake Eyes w/ Boot Laces and finally a DDT. Bruiser covered and got the 3-count from Hebner (pin 1-4, rolled 3). Something tells me this feud hasn’t ended yet.
Derek Kraft - Oct 25, 2016 - 01:16 PM
Post subject: MD 138 results
Match Day 138
Boutwell Auditorium
Birmingham, AL
Referee = Drake Wuertz

Jimmy Snuka v Roddy Piper w/ bodyguard Bob Orton: a Superplex by Superfly resulted in the pin at 1 min 33 secs.

Sting v Mr. Saito: a good match. Saito earned an early pin attempt w/ a Bridging German Suplex then landed a Blatant Low Blow (-5 END), unseen by Wuertz. Sting executed a One-Handed Bulldog and Saito responded w/ a Side Kick. Both wrestlers were tired when the action went outside the ring, where Saito threw Salt in Sting’s Eyes. Sting Slammed Saito through a Table and Saito hit Sting w/ a Chair. Back inside Sting earned his 1st pin attempt after a Scorpion Deathlock. The exhausted Saito kicked out but he couldn’t kick out of the follow-up Press Slam. Sting got the pin at 10 min 32 secs.

The Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering v. The Original Midnight Express w/ manager Jim Cornette: Hawk got the early pin on Dennis Condrey w/ a Quick Roll-Up. 2 min 5 secs

Rick Martel v Rick Rude: in the 4 prior battles btwn these 2, Martel earned 1 submission victory and lost via DQ on 3 occasions. He wasn’t falling for any chicanery by Rude this time as he absolutely dominated the match. Martel performed a Superplex, Gutwrench Suplex, Hip Toss and Boston Crab, before getting the pin after a Slingshot Splash. At the time of the pin, 10 min 39 secs, Martel led in END +1 to -14.

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Randy Savage v Lex Luger w/ ally Stan Hansen: Blatant Low Blow by Luger to start the match (-5 END). The Macho Man performed a Flying Body Block and Body Slam. Luger came back w/ a Running Clothesline. Luger set up for his finisher but the champion countered, knocking Luger to the mat then racing to the turnbuckle and landing a Flying Elbow. Wuertz counted 1-2-3 and the Macho Man retained his championship! Savage has now had 5 successful title defenses. Post-match, Stan Hansen pummeled Luger, shocking the crowd. Luger turned babyface afterwards! 5 min 38 secs

STEEL CAGE MATCH: Bruno Sammartino v Sgt. Slaughter: their 3 prior matches resulted in a Slaughter DQ, a Slaughter victory via pin, and a Sammartino pin of the military veteran. The crowd would have loved if this match had gone all night. As it was, it lasted 10 min 25 secs with hardly a minute of Bruno not being covered in blood. Slaughter hit a Power Slam in the 1st minute and followed it up by Ramming Sammartino’s Head into the Cage, opening Bruno up. Bruno captured Slaughter in a Bear Hug and Whipped him into the Cage (with no blood resulting). A Back Body Drop, Military Knee to Gut and Stalling Suplex exhausted Bruno. The bloodletting continued when Slaughter threw him into the Cage. A Whip into the Cage produced more Bruno blood. Another Stalling Suplex by Slaughter looked to be the end for Sammartino but he kicked out. Slaughter set up for the Cannon Ball but Sammartino dove at the last minute and jumped up. As the dazed Slaughter got to his feet Bruno applied another Bear Hug. With blood streaming down his face and adrenaline running through him, Sammartino gripped tighter and tighter. Slaughter could not escape and had no choice but to submit. Sammartino was bloody but victorious! At the time of the submission Bruno’s END was -17 and Slaughter’s -4.
Derek Kraft - Oct 31, 2016 - 05:31 PM
Post subject: Raw 2/29 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 2/29
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Referee = Chad Patton

Tommy Dreamer v The Miz w/ valet Maryse: the Miz showed off his full repertoire here, nailing a Snap DDT, Skull-Crushing Finale, Release German Suplex, Running Knee Lift, Half-Nelson Facebuster, and a Piledriver, all in the first 4 minutes of the bout. Dreamer somehow survived, and even kicked out of a 2nd Skull-Crushing Finale. After another Half-Nelson Facebuster, Dreamer got his foot on the ropes before the 3-count, but Patton did NOT see it (In-Match event earlier) and the Miz got the [somewhat tainted] victory. 9 min 48 secs

Zack Ryder v Heath Slater: the One Man Band performed a nice Jumping Neckbreaker early, but otherwise this was all Long Island Iced-Z. A Rough Ryder resulted in the pin at 6 min 11 secs.

Cameron v Natalya: the Queen of Harts controlled this one, applying a Canadian Backbreaker and Bow & Arrow Stretch, and landing a Michinoku Driver II. Natalya got the submission with a Sharpshooter. 6 min 6 secs

The Golden Truth (R-Truth & Goldust) v the Dudley Boyz: there was a double DQ in their 2/16 bout and the Golden Truth were DQd in the 2/21 rematch. Bubba Ray performed the opening 7 moves, including a Bubba Cutter, Bear Hug and w/ his partner the Dudley Devastation. D-Von tagged in and earned a pin attempt w/ a Flying Body Press, broken up by Truth. Truth tagged in hot and hit a Release German Suplex and Truth Leg Drop. Bubba Ray returned but was surprised by another Truth Flying Body Press. Patton counted 1-2-3, and the Golden Truth got the win. 7 min 6 secs

Neville v Bray Wyatt w/ Wyatt Family: the high flying Neville performed a Dragonrana and Tiger Suplex, and earned a pin attempt w/ an Electric Chair Drop and Roll Up. Bray only hit single pt moves but had pin attempts w/ a Small Package and Quick Roll-Up. The match was decided when Erick Rowan jumped onto the apron w/ a Tire Iron, swung, and missed Neville but hit Bray. Wyatt was KOd and Neville covered for the easy pin. 7 min 42 secs

Shane McMahon announced that the vacant Intercontinental Championship would be at stake in a triple threat match involving Neville, The Miz and Zack Ryder. The match will take place on Raw on 3/14. JBL stated that the Miz has to be considered the favorite to take the Intercontinental title. Byron Saxton agreed but warned that neither Neville nor Ryder should be counted out. JBL thanked Byron for stating the obvious.

Dean Ambrose v Alberto del Rio: del Rio got upset pre-match over some comments made by Saxton questioning his fitness (+1 heat, +3 END). Ambrose opened w/ a Running Knee Lift and landed a Thesz Press. Del Rio performed a Gutwrench Suplex and Arm Wringer, cut and tired Ambrose w/ a Closed Fist to Head, and cut him again w/ a foreign object (hammer). A Top Rope Senton exhausted the Lunatic Fringe, and del Rio was able to get the 3-count from Patton. 10 min 29 secs
Derek Kraft - Oct 31, 2016 - 06:23 PM
Post subject: Smackdown 3/1 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 3/1
Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
Referee = Charles Robinson

Stephanie McMahon began the show with the announcement that on Raw next week a triple threat match would occur with the winner getting a title shot against WWE World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles the following night on Smackdown. Partaking in the triple threat match will be Cesaro and the winners of 2 of tonight’s matches-Jack Swagger v Kevin Owens and John Cena v Chris Jericho. The crowd erupted!

Naomi v Alica Fox: a rematch from 2/15 when Alicia performed her finishing Watch Yo Face on the ramp, resulting in a pre-match count-out. Naomi got her revenge her, applying A Bad Place submission (Headscissors Crucifix Choke) then getting the pin w/ an Electric Chair Drop & Roll-Up. 2 min 40 secs

Emma v Brie Bella: short but eventful match. Emma hit her finishing Michinoku Driver II. Brie landed her Brie Running Knee. The Bella sister locked in the YES! Lock, but Becky Lynch stormed the ring, broke the hold and battered Brie (-10 END)! The Aussie clamped on the Emma Lock (Inverted Indian Deathlock) and she got the submission from the exhausted Bella. 2 min 9 secs

Brie Bella vowed revenge on “the nefarious carrot-top” Lynch in her backstage interview w/ Tom Phillips.

The Social Outcasts (Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas) v The Ascension: 5 straight single point moves by Viktor on Axel to open, followed by a nice run by Bo, including a Bo-Dazzler, DDT and a double-team Rolling Neck Snap and Leg Drop. The tired Viktor tagged out, Konnor came in hot and landed a Corner Avalanche right away then a Flying Body Press. Axel couldn’t break up the pin and Robinson counted to 3. The Ascension win! 6 min 6 secs

Randy Orton v Rusev w/ valet Lana: the Bulgarian Brute spoiled Orton’s 2016 debut by surprising the Apex Predator w/ a Go-Behind Takedown & Roll-Up and getting the early pin (pin 1-4, rolled 1). 2 min 32 secs

Jack Swagger v Kevin Owens: in both this and the following match a winner must be declared so there could be no double DQ, double count-out or draw. In the opening minute Tommy Dreamer interfered, apparently attempting to hit Swagger w/ a Tire Iron. He failed, hitting Owens in the knee instead (-15 END). A Big Boot by Swagger finished the exhausted Canadian and Swagger got the pin at 1 min 40 secs. Shane McMahon revealed on the after-show that Owens had a knee injury and would miss 1 month of action.

John Cena v Chris Jericho: there was palpable excitement in the crowd for this battle between 2 legends. WWE World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles interrupted Cena’s pre-match promo to say he will defeat Cesaro, Swagger, Cena, Jericho or whoever else WWE decides to sacrifice at the altar of AJ. Styles was quite pleased with himself. Honestly, I am not sure how Jericho walked out of the ring at the end of this one, as he took a BEATING! Cena nailed a U Can’t See Me Suplex, a Diving Leg Drop Bulldog and a Release German Suplex in the opening minutes. An already exhausted Jericho endured a Fisherman Suplex and a pair of Throwbacks. Another U Can’t See Me Suplex, a pair of Attitude Adjustments and a 2nd Fisherman Suplex seemed almost cruel. A 3rd and final Attitude Adjustment resulted in the pin and Cenation went home happy. 17 min 7 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 01, 2016 - 06:00 PM
Post subject: MD 139 results
Match Day 139
Convention Center Arena
Dallas, TX
Referee = Connie Marker

Greg Valentine v Gene Kiniski: Gene kept the action on the mat with a pair of Rear Chinlocks and a couple of Quick Roll-Ups. A finishing Backbreaker exhausted Valentine and allowed Kiniski to get the pin. 8 min 9 secs

Tito Santana v Tully Blanchard: Tully and his tag team partner Pat Patterson have been feuding w/ Santana and his partner Pedro Morales. Tully pinned Pedro on MD 102 after some interference by Patterson, the heels pinned Santana in tag team action on MDs 110 and 128, and Santana got a modicum of revenge w/ a pin on Blanchard in a singles bout on MD 129. A Piledriver by Blanchard in the 2nd minute here resulted in an easy pin at 1 min 22 secs. Based on the result and the reaction of the fans, unless something happens I think this feud is dead.

Junkyard Dog v Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: Arakawa got the pin on JYD on MD 132 after hitting him over the head w/ a Fan’s Beer Bottle. Here, the Iron Sheik and Honky Tonk Man jumped JYD pre-match, but Bobo Brazil intervened to prevent any damage. Commissioner Buttons declared a tag team bout at the next available opportunity. Mitsu performed a pretty Flying Headscissors in the opening minute. The ref was stunned as Mitsu made the cover. It was the crowds turn to be stunned when Jesse Ventura appeared and knocked out Arakawa. The Body placed JYD on top as the ref came to and made the easy 1-2-3 count. JYD wins! 1 min 36 secs

Crusher & Otto Wanz v Doom (Ron Simmons & Butch Reed): Simmons inaugural move in the RWF involved a Slapjack, which cut Crusher but was unseen by Marker. Reed’s first action was even better, as he KOd Marker and brought heel referee Bruno Lauer to the ring to continue the match. Wanz got invigorated and nailed 7 straight moves, including a Body Slam. Reed tagged in hot and performed an Eye Gouge on Wanz before the action went outside the ring. Each slammed the other on the Concrete before Reed slammed Wanz through a Table and Hit him w/ Chair. Once the action returned inside the confines of the ring, Simmons tagged in and kept up the punishment, hitting 3 straight moves including a Short-Arm Clothesline, which earned the 1st pin attempt of the match. The exhausted Wanz finally was able to tag out and Crusher demonstrated his strength w/ a Neck Toss Across Ring. Crusher followed it up with his Full Nelson finisher. The exhausted Simmons was unable to break the hold and was forced to submit! 12 min 39 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Jerry Lawler: a new wrestler, Argentina Rocca, appeared ringside to cheer on Dusty Rhodes (+1 END). The American Dream didn’t let Rocca down, as he dominated this short match, performing a Dropkick, Dusty Punches, a High Knee & Elbow Smash, the Bionic Elbow and getting the pin after a Running Bulldog on the exhausted King. 4 min 46 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: John Cena v Ric Flair: quick history here-Cena took the belt from Flair, Flair won it back, Cena won a triple threat match to become the # 1 contender, and then 2 straight double count-outs. Cena got early and late pin attempts w/ Flying Body Presses and executed a nice Running Leaping Shoulderblock, but other than that it was all Flair. The champ delivered a Low Blow early, hit a Knee Drop, latched on a Figure 4, nailed consecutive Piledrivers, and finally finished the exhausted Cena off w/ a 2nd Figure 4 and subsequent pin at 11 min 20 secs. Flair retained his title and earned a bye in the World Heavyweight Championship # 1 contender tournament.
Derek Kraft - Nov 11, 2016 - 07:48 PM
Post subject: MD 140 results
Match Day 140
Assembly Hall, Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Referee = Johnny Shorn

Hacksaw Duggan v Harley Race: Handsome Harley pummeled Hacksaw w/ a Nightstick during the latter’s pre-match interview (-6 END). Duggan began the match w/ a fury, nailing a Power Slam and Old Glory. Race replied w/ a 2nd Rope Knee Drop and finished Duggan w/ a Diving Headbutt, getting the pin at 2 min 35 secs.

Adrian Adonis v Jake Roberts: Jake the Snake dominated this one, though Adonis impressively hung in there. Roberts landed his Fist Drop 4 separate times, and a Knee Lift, Short-Arm Clothesline, Gutwrench Suplex, Snap Suplex, and DDT 1x each. The coup de grace was a Running Clothesline, resulting in the pin at 14 min 28 secs.

Sting v Rick Rude: Sting increased his heat with a great entrance, shaking hands with a couple of children. The crowd got into this one early when the action went outside the ring. Rude slammed Sting into the ring steps, and the latter responded w/ a chair shot. The action kept up once the combatants returned to the squared circle, as Sting performed a One-Handed Bulldog, Press Slam and Diving DDT, tiring Rude. Ravishing Rick executed a Running Power Slam and Running Clothesline, tiring Sting a few minutes later. The key sequence was a pair of Stinger Suplexes followed by the finishing Scorpion Deathdrop. Sting got the pin at 12 min 9 secs.

Andre the Giant v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: in their 4 prior matches, Bundy has 2 pins and a win by count-out and Andre one pin. They also exchanged pleasantries on MD 133 when Bundy joined stablemate Big John Studd in a pre-match assault on the Giant. This match went back and forth until the end, and both men failed in attempts to lift the other. Andre landed a Chop to Head and Bundy a Clothesline in the early going. Outside the ring Andre performed a Kick to Face but then was attacked from behind by Heenan. Back in the ring Andre used Knife-Edge Chops and a Trash Can Lid intercepted from a Heenan pass. An exhausted KKB rallied w/ a massive Body Block then used the Trash Can Lid himself, exhausting Andre. But then Andre responded w/ a Sitting Splash, Chop to Head, and an impressive Body Slam on the behemoth Bundy. Shorn made the count after the Slam, 1-2-3, and Andre earned an impressive victory. 11 min 51 secs

Verne Gagne v Mad Dog Vachon: this one looked good on paper, and Vachon ended it quickly with a pin after a Back Drop followed by a Go-Behind Takedown and Roll-Up Pin (pin 1-2, rolled 1). 1 min 33 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: The British Bulldogs v Champions The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious: a rematch from MD 134 when Michael Hayes got the champs disqualified. Here, the Freebirds inflicted some damage by attacking the Bulldogs as the latter entered the ropes (-2 END). Once the bell rang though Davey Boy Smith took out all his pain on Hayes, performing the 1st 10 moves of the match, including a Hanging Vertical Suplex and a pair of double-team moves, a Double Hip Toss and Powerslam & Flying Headbutt combo. The Dynamite Kid tagged in but before Smith left they nailed another Powerslam & Flying Headbutt combo. An exhausted Hayes finally was able to tag out. Terry Gordy tried to establish some momentum, hitting a Forearm Smash and teaming w/ Hayes for a Body Slam & Knee Smash combo. Smith returned, landed a Dropkick to Head of Gordy, then caught the Freebird in a Boston Crab. Gordy couldn’t escape and was forced to submit, handing the titles to the British Bulldogs! 9 min 19 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 12, 2016 - 03:01 PM
Post subject: MD 141 results
Match Day 141
Auditorium Theater
Chicago, IL
Referee = Ralph Hamilton

Jesse Ventura v The Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: so far the Iron Sheik has pinned Ventura 1x and there have been 2 double count-outs in their singles encounters. Here, a new wrestler, JBL, appeared out of nowhere to attack Ventura on the apron pre-match. The Body’s feather boa was unharmed, but Jesse suffered -6 END. JBL and Hansen shook hands, indicating an increase in the Lariat’s stable. Things went Ventura’s way in the match proper, as he performed a Superplex, applied a Boston Crab and punished his opponent w/ a Shoulder Block, Piledriver and Suplex. But when Ventura set up for his finisher, the Iron Sheik countered w/ a pair of Bridging German Suplexes and got the quick-count pin (pin 1-7, rolled 7). 7 min 34 secs

Pedro Morales v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: through 5 mins the match was even but then the New Living Legend went on an 8 move run, performing a pair of Shoulderbreakers and Flying Kneedrops, as well as a Piledriver. After 9 mins ENDs were Zbyszko +2 and Morales -13. Dangerously tossed Brass Knuckles into the ring and Morales intercepted and used them (-4 END). The crowd sensed a Morales run, but Zbyszko squashed that dream w/ a Piledriver and another pair of Flying Kneedrops, coming oh so close to a pin. Then just like that, Morales exhausted Zbyszko w/ a Cross Body Block and Hip Toss, then nailed a Knee Drop Backbreaker. Morales covered, Hamilton counted 1-2-3, and the comeback was complete. 16 min 9 secs

Bobo Brazil v Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: a great match that almost went the distance. Mitsu controlled the early going, landing a Flying Dropkick and a pair of Karate Chops, and benefiting from the Running Lariat of his ally. Brazil battled back with a Powerbomb and a pair of Power Slams, tiring Arakawa. Bobo then withstood The Claw, a Karate Chop and a Judo Chop to Throat, and somehow made another run, hitting Mitsu w/ a Forearm Smash to Back and Shin Breaker and applying a brutal Reverse Chin Lock (he went for the pin after and almost got it), exhausting Arakawa. The two battled back and forth but ultimately, it was an Arakawa Claw that resulted in the sub at 19 min 19 secs. ENDs at the end were Brazil -31 and Arakawa -20.

The Midnight Rockers v The Blackjacks w/ manager Bobby Heenan: these teams were scheduled to meet on MD 107 but Tito Santana and Pedro Morales had other ideas, incapacitating the ‘Jacks w/ finishers on the ramp. The match here was pretty even all the way through. Marty Jannety performed an Arm Breaker early. Blackjack Mulligan earned a DQ pt for a Choke on Ropes. Blackjack Lanza tagged in and nailed a Neckbreaker then teamed for a Jumping Back Elbow and Flying Knee Drop. Shawn Michaels teamed for a double-team Suplex. Lanza earned DQ pts for a Thumb to Throat and Rear Choke. Michaels landed a Dropkick and a pair of Flying Body Presses late, and teamed for a Double Knee Lift. A double-team Choke on Ropes earned Lanza his 3rd DQ pt, and Hamilton wasted no time calling for the bell and awarding this one to the Rockers. 27 min 42 secs

Ricky Steamboat v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: the Dragon got the pin on MD 94 and the Hitman earned it on MD 131 (though Hart suffered an injury that would keep him out 3 weeks). Paul Orndorff tried to interfere here, but the double-team was bungled and all the strongman got was an elbow to the head by Hart. Steamboat took advantage, delighting the crowd w/ a pair of Headscissor Takedowns then nailing a Jumping Judo Chop. Steamboat got the pin at 7 min 59 secs.

Hulk Hogan v The Sheik: the MD before the tournament commences to determine the # 1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship, and what happens but the perennially top 10 ranked Hulkster is pitted in a bout against a man, The Sheik, who can’t seem to win a match, but certainly lives up to his nickname, the Most Dangerous Man in the RWF. Is Hogan being set up? Of course he is! The question is whether he can overcome the setup. The crowd was into this match from the get go. This was pure professional wrestling, with none of that sports entertainment bs. The Sheik opened the only way he knows how, by using a foreign object (Brass Knuckles in this case)! Hogan responded w/ a pair of Body Slams. The Sheik then performed 8 of the next 9 moves, including a pair of Swinging Neckbreakers. Stan Hansen appeared at ringside and distracted the referee, allowing the Sheik to use the Knuckles again, this time connecting 2x to the head of Hogan (-10 END)! The Sheik set up for his finisher but Hogan avoided the Clutch w/ a counter. 7 mins in and ENDs were +2 for the Sheik and -14 for Hulk. The crowd started chanting, Hogan responded and rallied w/ a Stalling Suplex and Atomic Drop. The Sheik hit him again w/ the Brass Knuckles. The crowd urged Hogan on again, and this time he hit his Hogan Leg Drop (savvy). Back and forth it went until Hogan got the edge, performing the following sequence: Stalling Suplex, Hulked-Up Punches, Hogan Leg Drop and Atomic Drop. After the final maneuver Hamilton made the 3-count and Hulk Hogan was the victor. 17 min 10 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 12, 2016 - 03:19 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 17
Official Rankings # 17

Calculated after the results of MD 141 and confirmed by the eminently trustworthy Arthur Andersen

(1) World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel (1)
(2) United States Champion Ric Flair (3)
(3) Magnum TA (Cool
(4) Antonio Inoki (2)
(5) Television Champion Randy Savage (9)
(6) Mad Dog Vachon (10)
(7) Dusty Rhodes (4)
(Cool John Cena (5)
(9) Hulk Hogan (6)
(10) TIE – Andre the Giant, and Sting (both NR)

Tag Teams
(1) World Tag Champions the British Bulldogs (2)
(2) The Fabulous Freebirds (1)
(3) The Road Warriors (5)
(4) Nick Bockwinkel & Sgt. Slaughter (4)
(5) The Midnight Rockers (NR)

Note: the number to the right of the wrestler(s) in parentheses refers to the previous ranking w/ NR meaning Not Ranked
Derek Kraft - Nov 14, 2016 - 12:37 PM
Post subject: Raw 3/7 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 3/7
Allstate Arena
Chicago, IL
Referee = Ryan Tran

R-Truth v Alberto del Rio: this match was looking good early, as Truth performed a Spinebuster and Mexico’s Greatest Export a Double Knee Backbreaker and Superplex. But a botched Top Rope Splash knocked out Tran and both grapplers. Rod Zapata rushed to the ring and counted out both. 4 min 13 secs

Rosa Mendes v Charlotte w/ manager Ric Flair: Charlotte hit Rosa w/ a Fan’s Beer Bottle but Zapata missed it. Mendes applied Rosa’s Thorn (Straight Jacket Choke). Charlotte tired Mendes w/ a Swinging Neckbreaker but Rosa responded w/ Multiple Shoulder Blocks in Corner. Ric Flair inserted himself into the action, distracting Zapata long enough for his daughter to use the Beer Bottle again on Mendes (-10 END). Charlotte followed it up w/ her Figure 8 Leglock and got the submission. 4 min 36 secs

The Usos v The Club: Karl Anderson got the pin on 2/8 when he used the ropes for leverage. Pre-match here, the Dudley Boyz interrupted the Usos’ interview to promote their upcoming match against the Golden Truth on 3/14; “the Truth is,” D-Von said, “the Golden Truth are going through some tables.” Karl tired Jimmy Uso early w/ a pair of Release German Suplexes and a Body Slam on the Concrete. Jey Uso tagged in and teamed for an Assisted Hot Shot, then Luke Gallows came in and hit a Gutbuster Drop. Jimmy returned and teamed for a Double Headbutt Drop, tiring Gallows, then followed it up w/ a Double Samoan Splash finisher. Anderson was unable to break up the pin attempt, and Zapata counted 1-2-3! Usos win at 8 min 36 secs.

Dolph Ziggler v Seth Rollins: great entrance for Ziggler, who showed off some karate moves a la Dirk Diggler and got a great response from the Midwest crowd. The 2 exchanged some exciting moves at the outset, with each performing a Gutwrench Suplex and Seth hitting a Superplex and Dolph a Brainbuster. Seth had the advantage after a Turnbuckle Powerbomb, Slingblade and Reverse STO. Ziggler evened things up w/ a Dropkick and Jumping DDT. At the 11 min mark the match was tied at -7 END w/ neither wrestler having earned a pin/sub attempt. Ziggler went on a run at the end, nailed a Hangman’s Neckbreaker and went for the pin. Zapata counted to 3 and Ziggler earned an impressive victory. 12 min 55 secs

Roman Reigns v Braun Strowman w/ leader Bray Wyatt: on 2/22 Strowman attacked Reigns before the latter’s bout v Erick Rowan. Reigns came out of the gate angry, opening w/ a Superman Punch and following it up w/ a Samoan Drop on the Mountain of a Man. Bray tossed a Steel Chain to Braun who used it (-3 END). Roman landed a Flying Boot on the Apron and a Turnbuckle Ram. Strowman replied w/ a Military Press Drop and Superplex. Another Superman Punch exhausted Braun. Reigns came close to getting the pin after a Throat Attack but Strowman got his foot on the ropes at the last second. Strowman peformed a Piledriver but Reigns kicked out. Roman landed a 3rd Superman Punch then performed a Piledriver of his own, getting the pin at 11 min 13 secs.

TRIPLE THREAT MATCH w/ winner getting a World Heavyweight Championship title match: Cesaro v John Cena v Jack Swagger: the main event lived up to its billing on Raw tonight. Swagger took the brunt of the punishment in the early going, w/ Cena performing 3 Fisherman Suplexes on him and Cesaro performing a Cranial Crank and a pair of Cesaro Swings. Cesaro clamped the Neutralizer on Swagger but Cena broke it up. Minutes later the Swiss Superman applied the same move on Cena but Swagger repaid the favor by breaking it up. Cena and Swagger teamed for a Double Dropkick. At the 11 min mark ENDs were Cesaro -1, Cena -1 and Swagger -8. Swagger hit 4 straight moves on Cesaro, including a Biel Throw, then Cena followed it up w/ an Attitude Adjustment. An exhausted Cesaro rolled out of the ring and took a much-needed breather. Cena then beat up on Swagger, culminating in a Vertical Suplex, which forced the exhausted Swagger to roll out of the ring. Cesaro was back in but Cena greeted him w/ a Release German Suplex and came oh so close to getting the pin. Swagger returned and Cena hit an Attitude Adjustment on him but Cesaro broke up the pin attempt. The pins and submission started to come fast and furious around the 20 min mark-Swagger applied the Patriot Lock on Cena then performed a German Suplex, Cena tried for pins on Cesaro after a Vertical Suplex and Piledriver, and Cesaro clamped on the Crossface on Swagger. No man would give in. Cena and Cesaro teamed up for a devastating Diving Leg Drop Bulldog and Double Foot Stomp. Swagger looked finished. Cena hit a Throwback on Cesaro then went for the pin on Swagger. Cesaro couldn’t break it up, Zapata made the 3-count, and Cena won the right to challenge for the WWE WHC! 24 min 40 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 15, 2016 - 03:01 PM
Post subject: Smackdown 3/8 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 3/8
BMO Harris Bradley Center
Milwaukee, WI
Referee = Mike Chioda

Goldust v Erick Rowan w/ Wyatt Family (Braun Strowman & Luke Harper): bookers thought it was a good idea to give the Wyatts somebody besides Roman Reigns to face. Strowman and Harper blatantly interfered at the outset, causing chaos and leaving Chioda no choice but to call for the bell and DQ Rowan. 31 secs

Sasha Banks v Eva Marie: these 2 wrestled to a Double Count-Out on 2/22. Here, Eva came at Sasha w/ some Pepper Spray backstage, but Sasha turned in on her (-4 END). Banks controlled this one and got the pin after a Springboard Arm Drag. ENDs at the time of the pin were Banks +1 and Marie -12. 7 min 59 secs

The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) v The Ascension: the teams faced each other on 2/1 but there was a Double Count-Out after a botched Superplex. This one ended up a very good, competitive match. Viktor performed Fade to Black and Big E responded w/ the E-Train and Spear through 2nd Rope. Kofi and Konnor tagged in and Kofi landed a Pendulum Kick while Konnor responded with a Gutwrench Suplex and teamed for Triple Impact (Electric Chair/Diving Clothesline). Big E returned and applied the Big E Stretch, complete w/ slaps on Konnor’s behind, much to the delight of the crowd. The key sequence came after Viktor hit Big E w/ a Cinderblock. He followed it up w/ a Viktor Dropkick, the finishing Downcast (Spinning Sitout Jawbreaker/Flapjack) and another Fade to Black. Kofi couldn’t break up the pin, Chioda made the count, and the Ascension earned an upset victory. 18 min 22 secs

Mark Henry v Bray Wyatt w/ Wyatt Family (Strowman & Harper): Bray nailed a Wyatt Stunner and Running Senton and seemed to have the match well in control. Strowman interfered and Bray attempted a double-team move but Henry slid out of the way and Bray hit his brawny acolyte instead. Henry earned some pts when the action went outside the ring (surprising w/ all the Wyatts lingering out there). Henry slammed Bray into the ring steps, hit him w/ a Body Avalanche, then when Bray unsuccessfully tried to lift him for a Body Slam, threw Bray into the ring steps anew. Wyatt recovered enough to hit another Running Senton but by that time Chioda had reached a 10-count, and this one was ruled a Double Count-Out at 9 min 3 secs.

Bray Wyatt was satisfied w/ the events of the evening, cryptically stating that “when the moon is aligned w/the wolf, the stars shine their brightest and the lambs are led to their slaughter. As it all should be and always will.”

Dean Ambrose v Chris Jericho: Jericho yelled at the ring announcer Jo Jo for putting more oomph into her introduction of Dean Ambrose than for him, then showed her how to do it properly (+1 heat, +3 END). The Lunatic Fringe dominated this one, displaying his full repertoire, including a pair of Dirty Deeds, a Sitdown Powerbomb, a Superplex, a Running Knee Lift and getting the pin after a Diving Elbow Drop. 6 min 38 secs

WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: John Cena v Champion AJ Styles: all the build-up, all the anticipation, all the …whatever-it was all spoiled by Bo Dallas, who earned the enmity of the entire WWE universe when he surprised Cena on the ramp and hit him w/ his Whiplash Neckbreaker finisher. Cena couldn’t make it to the ring and was counted out. New York Times headline the morning after was “Bo Strikes Again!” Remember that he hit Dolph Ziggler w/ his Bo-Dog on 1/25 in another match he was not scheduled to be involved with.

John Cena expressed displeasure w/ Dallas after the events of the evening, and also his hope for a “real match” w/ AJ Styles. Stephanie McMahon stated that both issues would be addressed.
Derek Kraft - Nov 16, 2016 - 12:07 PM
Post subject: MD 142 results
Match Day 142
Milwaukee Auditorium
Milwaukee, WI
Referee = Tom Hamilton

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: Jimmy Snuka v Gene Kiniski: Snuka’s pre-match interview was interrupted by Harley Race, who promoted his own upcoming tournament bout against the Crusher. Clearly, the technical Kiniski wanted to keep this match on the mat and the high-flying Snuka grounded. And with a Cloverleaf, Step-Over Toe Hold and Rear Chinlock, he appeared to be succeeding. But Superfly caught him in an Electric Chair Drop & Roll-Up and got the quick-count pin (1-5, rolled 5) from Hamilton at 6 min 9 secs.

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: Bruno Sammartino v The Ultimate Warrior: Bruno controlled the early going with a Body Slam, Suplex and Canadian Backbreaker Rack. Warrior demonstrated his massive strength w/ 3 Vertical Suplexes and a Piledriver. A Turnbuckle Ram by Bruno only momentarily stopped Warrior’s momentum, as he performed the final 7 moves of the match, getting the pin on the exhausted Living Legend after a Warrior Splash. 15 min 57 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: Verne Gagne v King Kong Bundy w/manager Bobby Heenan: the big man ran roughshod over Gagne here, dropping a 2nd Rope Elbow Drop and delivering a Bundy Splash before finishing the bout w/ the Atlantic City Avalanche. 4 min 7 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: The Junkyard Dog v Television Champion Randy Savage (title was NOT on the line): the Macho Man opened w/ a Gutwrench Suplex but JYD then performed the next 8 moves, all single pointers except for a Shoulderblock. Savage nailed a Stalling Suplex and applied the Savage Sleeper to tie the match at -2 END at the 7 min mark. At 12:30 the bout was tied at -8 END after a JYD Backbreaker. As the match went longer the advantage went to the Macho Man, and he got the pin after a sweet Flying Elbow. 14 min 50 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: Hulk Hogan v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the fans pelted Studd w/ refuse during his entrance, hitting him w/ a bottle (-2 END). Heenan was the story here, though, as he jumped on the apron and distracted Hamilton long enough for Studd to tie Hogan up in the ropes and deliver a Heart Punch and Short-Arm Clothesline (-7 END)! A minute later the Brain distracted Hogan while Studd made a Quick Roll-Up. Hamilton was in perfect position, counted 1-2-3 very quickly (pin 1-3, rolled 3) and Studd got the upset victory at 2 min 39 secs. Hogan has got to be questioning himself. He has been a top 10 wrestler for a long time, but in these big matches, he has not produced.

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Magnum TA v Champion Nick Bockwinkel: MTA pinned the champ on MD 136 in a non-title bout, earning the title shot here. Bockwinkel had the advantage early, performing a Hip Roll, Magnum’s own Belly-to-Belly Suplex and a Shoulderblock. After 5 mins ENDs were Bockwinkel +5 and MTA -3. Magnum then performed 10 consecutive moves, including a Piledriver. In the 12th minute Magnum grabbed Bockwinkel’s head and performed the TA Bulldog. Hamilton made the count, 1-2-3, and the RWF crowned a NEW World Heavyweight Champion, Magnum TA! 11 min 16 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 17, 2016 - 05:06 PM
Post subject: MD 143 results
Match Day 143
Oakland Coliseum Stadium
Oakland, CA
Referee = Bruno Lauer

Jesse Ventura v Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: Mitsu faced JYD on MD 139, and the ref was stunned while Mitsu made a cover on a KOd JYD. Ventura interfered, KOd Arakawa, and placed JYD on top for the cover when the ref recovered. Here, Ventura was soaking in the adulation of the crowd when he slipped and fell entering the ropes (-3 END, -1 heat). Despite this, the Body knocked Arakawa to the mat then caught him in a Quick Roll-Up while he was consulting w/ Hansen and got the 3 count from Lauer. 36 secs

Junkyard Dog & Bobo Brazil v The Iron Sheik & Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: pre-match of that MD 139 bout between Arakawa and JYD, the Iron Sheik and HTM jumped JYD but Bobo made the save. The Commissioner declared a tag team match for MD 143. Tensions ran high here pre-match, and Hansen had to be assisted by medical personnel and taken to the back after he attacked JYD from the apron and was tossed onto the concrete. JYD and Bobo worked well together, hitting a Double Dropkick and Double Hip Toss. The action went outside the ring, Honky Tonk Man lifted a Shopping Cart to smash over Bobo but JYD prevented the assault and slammed the Cart over the Iron Sheik. JYD rolled the Iron Sheik back into the ring, Brazil covered, and Lauer made the 3-count. 13 min 8 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: Dusty Rhodes v The Sheik: Dusty controlled this one, with a Power Slam and Running Clothesline early, and a pair of Figure 4s and a Bionic Elbow later. The Sheik had a nice move here and there, in particular a Double Leg Kick and Arabian Facebuster, but after 10 min ENDs were Rhodes 0 and Sheik -17. A Stalling Suplex less than 2 mins later by the American Dream allowed him to get the pin and move into the 2nd rd. 11 min 32 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: Lex Luger v Dick the Bruiser: the savvy veteran Bruiser dominated this one, using a Headlock & Punches, a pair of Forearm Smashes to Chest and a Turnbuckle Ram to exhaust Luger, then finishing him off w/ a Suplex and pin. 8 min 6 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: Ricky Steamboat v Stan Hansen: the former World Heavyweight Champion recovered enough from the earlier injury in the tag team bout to wrestle in this one. He tried to gain the advantage pre-match w/ some Pepper Spray but the Dragon turned it on him (-4 END). The action went outside the ring early, where Hansen Slammed Steamboat on the Concrete and Hit him w/ Chair and Steamboat Slammed Hansen through a Table. Back in the ring the 2 exchanged single point moves until Ricky followed up a Bulldog w/ a Flying Body Press, exhausting the Lariat. 1 minute later the Dragon nailed his finisher again, and this time got the pin. 7 min 44 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: John Cena v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: the main event was the match of the night, as these 2 battled for close to 20 minutes of non-stop action. Slaughter Hit Cena w/ a Chair and a Fan’s Motorcycle Helmet, then knocked out the referee and applied a series of illegal moves, including a 2nd Rope Power Slam, before Lauer recovered (-10 END). Cena got back into the match w/ a Throwback and Attitude Adjustment, but Slaughter regained control w/ a pair of Cobra Clutches. Cena earned a pin attempt after a Running One-Handed Bulldog but Slaughter reached the ropes. Slaughter clamped on the Clutch yet again but Cena used his great strength to break the hold (Sub 1-12, rolled 16). Slaughter kicked out of a pin attempt after another Attitude Adjustment and Cena kicked out of a pin after a Power Slam. Slaughter had 5 straight single point moves before Cena struck again, this time with his STF submission hold. Slaughter battled to break the hold, the crowd held their breath, Commissioner Buttons ogled his cardboard cutout, and eventually, Slaughter relented. Cena wins! ENDs at the time of the submission were Cena -35 and Slaughter -18. 19 min 20 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 18, 2016 - 11:01 AM
Post subject: MD 144 results
Match Day 144
Campus Stadium, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Referee = Tim Fuller

Tommy Rich v Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: this will have been the 3rd bout between the 2 after Rich interfered in Honky Tonk’s MD 111 battle, with HTM winning via count-out on MD 133 and Rich winning via DQ on MD 136. Wildfire performed the opening 3 moves, including a Gutwrench Suplex, before HTM was inadvertently whipped into Fuller. The ref called for the bell and DQd Honky Tonk Man. 2 min 5 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: Bobo Brazil v Mad Dog Vachon: the Mad Dog made a great entrance, inciting the crowd by growling and gloating. He applied his Bodylock early but Bobo reached the ropes. Brazil took control w/ a pair of Shin Breakers and a Stalling Suplex, tiring Vachon. After a 2nd Stalling Suplex Brazil went for the pin, Fuller counted to 3, and Brazil earned an upset victory. 5 min 39 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: Otto Wanz v Andre the Giant: as an independent journalist, I try to be impartial and call it like it is. In that vein, this match was BY FAR the best of the evening. Andre tired Wanz early w/ a Kick to Face and a Choke. Wanz tried for a slam but couldn’t lift the Giant. Andre inflicted a pair of Bear Hugs and came close to a submission both times (on the 2nd, sub was 1-6, rolled 3 but 6 6-sided). Wanz applied a Boston Crab and a Sleeper but Andre broke the holds easily. Andre performed 2 Sitting Splashes, the 2nd after Wanz again failed to lift him. Otto rallied, hitting 7 of 8 moves, including an incredible Body Slam onto the Concrete on the exhausted Andre. But a Sitting Splash once they went back into the ring allowed Andre the Giant to get the pin and move into the 2nd rd of the tourney. 17 min 24 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: The Crusher v Harley Race: Handsome Harley interrupted Jimmy Snuka’s pre-match interview on MD 142 to promote this bout. Hope no one paid good money because of the promotion as all Race needed was a Belly-to-Belly Suplex and Sleeper Hold to get the victory, as the former World Heavyweight Champion Crusher submitted at 58 secs.

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 1: Sting v Jerry Lawler: a Sleeper Hold decided this one too, w/ Lawler clamping one on in the 4th minute and getting the submission (sub 1-3, rolled 2). 3 min 37 secs

World Heavyweight Champion Magnum TA & John Cena v Nick Bockwinkel & Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: with 3 of the previous 5 matches having taken less than 4 mins each, the crowd was noticeably and understandably antsy for this one. An epic encounter was anticipated. That did not happen. Crusher and Wanz, both upset at their losses, and with no love lost for Bockwinkel, attacked the heels on the ramp. Crusher delivered a pair of Bolo Punches and Wanz Splashes. Slaughter and Bockwinkel were unable to make it to the ring and were counted out.
Derek Kraft - Nov 20, 2016 - 01:39 PM
Post subject: Raw 3/14 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 3/14
Consol Energy Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Referee = John Cone

Adam Rose v Rusev w/ valet Lana: the Bulgarian Brute made quick work of Rose, hitting him w/ a pair of Fallaway Samoan Drops and a Sowat Kick, then getting the pin after a Sidewalk Slam. 4 min 34 secs

The Golden Truth v The Dudley Boyz: in their 3 matches thus far there has a been a Double DQ, a Golden Truth DQ and a pin victory for the Golden Truth. Bubba Ray executed a picture perfect Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Tights and got the early pin on Goldust. 1 min 33 secs

Stephanie McMahon announced that a Women’s Champion would be crowned at Wrestlemania. She has been paying very close attention to the women’s matches and trying to determine who deserves to battle for the title. As of now, both women in tonight’s bout are in the discussion.

Tamina v Paige: Stardust appeared ringside to cheer on his friend, Tamina (+1 END). Tamina opened w/ a Running Big Boot but then Paige took control, nailing 7 straight moves, including a Running Clothesline, a pair of Hair-Pull Tosses and a finishing Ram-Paige (Cloverleaf w/ Knee to Back). Paige got the pin after the finisher. 4 min 2 secs

Titus O’Neil v Randy Orton: Titus jumped on Randy from the opening bell. He hit a pair of Pounces (Running Shoulder Blocks) and a Body Avalanche, tiring Orton. But the Apex Predator turned the tide by knocking out Cone then applying a series of illegal moves (taking full advantage of the ropes) before the ref recovered (-10 END). Orton then performed his finishing RKO and the exhausted O’Neil was in no shape to kick out. Pin at 6 min 6 secs.

Roman Reigns & Cesaro v The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) w/ leader Bray Wyatt: with Reigns’s feud w/ the Wyatts and Cesaro getting involved on 2/16 and 2/23, there was great anticipation for this one. Then after the Wyatt’s pre-match sneak attack failed (-2 END), the arena could barely contain itself. Cesaro nailed Harper w/ a pair of Very European Uppercuts early and the crowd roared. But Rowan tagged in and hit a Powerbomb, and Cone made the 3-count. Wyatts win! 2 min 37 secs

Cesaro apologized to Reigns backstage. Reigns seemed to accept the apology but the Big Dog demanded a better effort next time. Reigns said that his “beef with the Wyatts” was “no joke” and that it would be resolved in his favor, “or else.”

INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Triple Threat Match – Neville v Zack Ryder v The Miz w/ valet Maryse: this one almost ended before it really got going as the Miz Clotheslined Ryder over Top Rope then performed the Skull-Crushing Finale on Neville. The Man that Gravity Forgot kicked out of the pin attempt at the very last second (pin 1-4, rolled 5). Shortly after, Ryder hit his Elbro Drop outside the ring from the turnbuckle on Neville (-10 END). Long Island Iced Z rolled Neville back into the ring for the pin but the Miz broke it up. A Rough Ryder exhausted Neville and he was forced to roll out of the ring. Ryder hit the Elbro Drop on the Miz and he too was forced out of the ring for a breather. After 6:30, ENDs were Neville -9, Ryder +6 and Miz 0. Ryder nailed an Electric Chair Drop & Roll-Up on the Miz but Neville broke up the pin attempt. Ryder followed it up w/ a Piledriver but the Miz kicked out. The crowd waited w/ bated breath as the going seemed too good to be true. Neville performed a Tiger Suplex on the Miz and this time it was Ryder’s turn to break it up. The Miz rolled Zack up in a Small Package but he kicked out. Neville went for a move on Ryder but the latter reversed the hold and nailed a Swinging Neckbreaker. The Miz was unable to break up the pin attempt, Cone made the count 1-2-3, and Zack Ryder pinned Neville and won the Intercontinental Championship! 11 min 27 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 21, 2016 - 03:29 PM
Post subject: Smackdown 3/15 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 3/15
US Bank Arena
Cincinnati, OH
Referee = Chad Patton

Shane McMahon announced a special main event but wouldn’t say who would participate.

R-Truth v Alberto del Rio: a botched Splash resulted in a Double Count-Out on 3/7. Pre-match here, the crowd was NOT digging Truth’s rap intro. Del Rio nailed a Diving Double Foot Stomp early and got the pin. 1 min 11 secs

Nikki Bella v Natalya: Bella had the advantage early after a Front Power Slam, but then Summer Rae ran to ringside and handed Natalya a roll of quarters, which she used on Nikki’s head (-6 END)! One minute later, karma intervened in the form of a fan that entered the ring and smashed Natalya w/ a bottle (-10 END)! Nikki went on to perform a pair of Bella Bashes and got the pin. 5 min 10 secs

The Lucha Dragons v The Prime Time Players: Darren Young was in control in the early going, hitting a pair of Discus Forearm Smashes on Kalisto then a nice Snap Suplex on Sin Cara. In the 4th minute, Shane McMahon stopped the match, announced that a World Tag Team Championing match would be held at Wrestlemania on 4/3, and proclaimed that the winner of THIS BOUT would earn a spot in that championship match! Holy cow, the stakes couldn’t be higher for these teams! Titus O’Neil tagged in and continued the dominance of the Players, punishing Sin Cara w/ a Running Clothesline, a Body Avalanche and a pair of Titus Shoulderbreakers. Sin Cara was able to tag out and Kalisto returned, executing 8 straight moves, including a Springboard Cross Body and a double-team High & Low Dropkicks, getting the Dragons back in the match. Darren returned and pummeled Kalisto w/ a Money Drop, Running Clothesline, Superplex and a Million Dollar Slam/Money Drop combo w/ Titus. Kalisto kicked out of the pin then scampered over to his corner and tagged out. Sin Cara hit a Corkscrew Plancha then applied a Boston Crab on Young. O’Neil could not break up the pin and despite the tide of the match being against them, Sin Cara got the submission and earned the Lucha Dragons a title match at Wrestlemania! 15 min 42 secs

John Cena v Bo Dallas: on 3/8 Cena was supposed to face AJ Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Dallas put a wrench in that when he nailed his finisher on the Leader of Cenation on the ramp. Cena couldn’t make it to the ring. Cena made quick work of Bo here, with a finishing sequence of Vertical Suplex, Throwback and Small Package, getting the 3 count from Patton at 4 min 33 secs. Cena gets his championship bout next week.

Becky Lynch v Brie Bella: on 3/1 Becky broke up Brie’s YES Lock on Emma and KOd her, allowing Emma to get the submission immediately after. Here, Brie was given a big pop by the crowd. Becky hit her w/ a Running Clothesline and tired Brie w/ a Back Kick. Brie went for a Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Tights but Becky kicked out. Lynch responded w/ a Lass-Kick then minutes later clamped on her Dis-Arm-Her finisher. Bella got out of it but Becky covered for the pin attempt and Patton quickly counted to 3 (1-8 pin, rolled Cool. 7 min 9 secs

Kane v Sheamus: Kane’s unannounced debut, wow!!! This was a good one. Sheamus hit a pair of Rolling Fireman’s Carries and Kane a Backbreaker early. A group of attractive Irish females in the front row, perhaps planted by Sheamus (?), distracted Kane (subtract 1 from his Control the rest of the match). And though he executed a Backbreaker sub after noticing the lovely lasses (Sheamus broke hold), he wasn’t the same demon. Sheamus finished him off w/ a Battering Ram, getting the pin at 9 min 50 secs.
Derek Kraft - Nov 28, 2016 - 02:48 PM
Post subject: MD 145 results
Match Day 145
Pauley Pavilion, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
Referee = Brad Robinson

Argentina Rocca v Buddy Rose: in his debut, Rocca made easy work of the Playboy, demonstrating an array of moves from his high-flying arsenal, including a Slingshot Suplex, Flying Elbow Drop and Face Slap w/ Feet, the latter delighting the college crowd. Rocca got the pin after a 2nd Rope Splash. 6 min 3 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 2: Jimmy Snuka v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: exciting back and forth match. Snuka tried to lift Bundy into the Electric Chair but couldn’t do it. Bundy nailed a Running Knee Lift, 2nd Rope Elbow Drop and Body Slam to tire Superfly. Bundy went for his finishing Avalanche but Snuka rolled out of the way and hit a series of moves, including a Missile Dropkick, evening the match. But Bundy was too much, and he exhausted Snuka w/ another Body Slam, Running Knee Lift and Clothesline. A 2nd Clothesline from the behemoth resulted in a pin. 10 min 36 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 2: Antonio Inoki v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the Brain looked to lead his larger than life clients to consecutive victories. The first 10 minutes were spent feeling each other out, with the most impressive moves being a Seated Armbar, Diving Knee Drop and Enzuigiri by Inoki and a Studd Slam by Big John. Inoki had the advantage but Studd wasn’t out of it. A Big Slap by Inoki in the 11th minute exhausted Studd. Antonio then performed 6 of the next 7 moves, including 3 modified Fall-Away Slams, the last of which resulted in a pin of the big fella. 14 min 20 secs

Tito Santana & Pedro Morales v Ox & Baron: the Kangaroos watched from ringside and distracted Ox Baker and Baron von Raschke (-3 END). Santana and Morales combined for 6 of the 1st 7 moves, tiring the Baron. Baker came in on a hot tag and nailed a Big Elbow Smash but then went for another and Santana moved out of the way and countered w/ an Elbow Smash of his own. Morales returned and hit a sequence that focused on roughness, as he repeatedly rammed Baker’s head into the Turnbuckle then followed up w/ a Cross Body Block. Von Raschke returned and performed a Superplex. Santana tagged back in and followed up a Mexican Suplex w/ a Flying Slingshot, earning the 1st pin attempt of the match. The Baron tired Tito w/ 3 Power Slams and a Piledriver, earning a pin attempt. Morales tagged back in and exhausted both the Baron and Ox. The Baron nailed a Body Slam and went for the pin but Morales kicked out. Tito tagged in and executed a Flying Slingshot, but couldn’t get the cover. With time running out, Ox distracted the referee, allowing von Raschke to choke Santana w/ the Tag Rope. The ref turned around as the Baron made the cover, Morales was met by Baker and prevented from breaking it up, and Robinson counted to 3. Big win for Ox & Baron! 27 min 47 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 2: Ricky Steamboat v Ric Flair: a dream matchup that lived up to the hype. Flair hit a Back Suplex but then Steamboat performed 6 straight moves, including a Karate Thrust, Head Scissors Takedown and Knife Edge Chops, to take the advantage. Flair executed 5 straight moves, including a Knee Drop and Running Clothesline. Each man tried for his finishing move but the other countered. The Dragon tried again and this time hit his Flying Body Press. Flair responded w/ a Low Blow, Flair Chops in Corner and a Chop Block. Things didn’t look for the exhausted Steamboat when Flair clamped on his Figure 4, but he managed to break the hold. Steamboat exhausted the Nature Boy w/ another Flying Body Press. The Dragon stunned Flair w/ a Body Slam, Robinson made the 3-count, and Steamboat earned the upset victory! ENDs at the time of the pin were Steamboat -17 and Flair -14. 15 min 10 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 2: Dusty Rhodes v Harley Race: Race hit an Atomic Drop early then Rammed the American Dream into the Ring Steps, tiring Dusty only 4 mins in. Rhodes responded w/ a Running Bulldog. Jake Roberts materialized on the apron, but Rhodes reversed the whip into the ropes and it was Race’s face that was introduced to Roberts’s Big Boot. Dusty covered for the easy pin. 5 min 38 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 28, 2016 - 02:50 PM
Post subject: MD 146 results
Match Day 146
Feyline Field
Tempe, AZ
Referee = Tom Foley

JBL w/ ally Stan Hansen v Jesse Ventura: JBL attacked Ventura before the Body’s MD 141 bout w/ the Iron Sheik (-6 END). So JBL was making his wrestling debut here while Jesse looked for some revenge. Ventura rolled JBL up w/ a Quick Pin Move and even grabbed a Fist Full of Tights for good measure, but JBL kicked out. The Body then applied his Inverted Body Vice but JBL broke the hold. JBL went on an 8 move run, hitting Ventura w/ a Swinging Neckbreaker, Spraying him w/ a Fire Extinguisher, and sitting idly by while his ally Hansen nailed him w/ a Running Lariat. When Hansen was caught with the Fire Extinguisher, Foley had seen enough and called for the bell, disqualifying JBL. 5 min 32 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 2: The Ultimate Warrior v Television Champion Randy Savage (title NOT on the line): this one went back and forth for the opening 10 minutes. Warrior punished Savage w/ a Running Clothesline, a pair of Big Boots and Multiple Warrior Clotheslines. Savage nailed a Body Slam, a Flying Body Block and a Stalling Suplex. The Macho Man gained the advantage when Jake Roberts slipped him a roll of quarters and he used them (-6 END), exhausting the Ultimate Warrior. After performing another Stalling Suplex, applying a Sleeper and hitting 2 single pt moves, Savage led in END -5 to -18. But the Warrior replied w/ more Multiple Warrior Clotheslines, then hit his finishing Warrior Corner Splash. The exhausted Macho Man could not kick out, and the Warrior got the victory. 13 min 59 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 2: Andre the Giant v Jerry Lawler: the King as you may recall used to be part of Andre’s faction along w/ Antonio Inoki and Wahoo McDaniel, but he left when he turned heel. Savage, upset over his loss, attacked Andre as they passed one another on the ramp (-4 END). In the match proper, Lawler hit an Elbow Drop and a DDT but otherwise was no match for the unfriendly Giant. Andre hit Lawler w/ a Chop to the Head and treated him like a rag doll w/ a Power Slam. A Kick to Face, a Butt Smash in Corner and finally a Sitting Splash and the match was over. Andre got the pin at 10 min 40 secs.

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 2: John Cena v Dick the Bruiser: Mitsu Arakawa, apparently upset over not being included in the tournament, surprised Cena and all of the Arizona wrestling fans in attendance, with his finishing Jumping Judo Kick on the ramp. The Face That Runs the Place transformed into The Thing Who Could Not Make It to the Ring and was counted out.

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Rd 2: Bobo Brazil v Nick Bockwinkel: Bobo got in a Body Slam and a Quick Pin Move but that was it, as the former World Heavyweight Champion Bockwinkel dominated. The master ring technician applied a Blatant Choke, delivered a Kick to Ribs and performed a Knee Slam and Piledriver, before flipping Bobo to the mat w/ a Hip Roll and earning the 3-count from Foley. Bockwinkel wouldn’t let up, even after he was declared the victor, and it took Verne Gagne who ran to the ring to get Bockwinkel off Bobo. Gagne and Brazil proceeded to deliver a little justified extracurricular punishment to Bockwinkel. 8 min 12 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Champions The British Bulldogs v The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious: the Road Warriors joined the Bulldogs for their entrance (+1 END). The Dynamite Kid showed his strength early w/ a pair of Superplexes on Michael Hayes. Gordy tagged in and the Freebirds combined for a Double Clothesline. Davey Boy Smith nailed a Running Powerbomb on Gordy. The Kid earned a pin attempt w/ a Flying Body Press and combined w/ Smith for a Power Slam/Flying Headbutt combo. Gordy came in on a hot tag and earned 2 successive DQ pts w/ a Rear Choke and Kick to Groin. Gordy also hit a Body Slam on Kid and a Running Power Slam on Smith. But the Bulldogs rallied w/ Dual Atomic Drops then hit their finishing Powerslam/Flying Headbutt combo again. Hayes was exhausted, Gordy could not break up the pin attempt, and Foley counted 1-2-3. Bulldogs win! 16 min 45 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 29, 2016 - 10:39 AM
Post subject: MD 147 results
Match Day 147
McFarlin Auditorium, SMU
Dallas, TX
Referee = Rudy Charles

Rick Martel v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: the Hitman tried a Sunset Flip early and Martel a Boston Crab, but neither resulted in a pin/sub. Hart went on a run beginning in the 7th minute, force-feeding Martel an Inverted Atomic Drop sandwiched between a pair of 2nd Rope Elbow Drops. A finishing Piledriver allowed the Hitman to get the pin. 8 min 9 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Quarterfinals: Ricky Steamboat v King Kong Bundy: with an opponent similar to the one he faced and defeated in the last round (Jimmy Snuka), Bundy had to feel confident before this match-up. Bundy pummeled the Dragon w/ a pair of Body Blocks and Running Kneelifts and earned the match’s only sub attempt w/ a Bear Hug. Steamboat performed a nice Arm Drag but otherwise smartly played hit and run w/ single pt maneuvers. After 10:30 the match was deadlocked at -6 END. KKB went for his finishing Avalanche, but the Dragon moved away at the last minute, causing Bundy to crash into the corner. Steamboat hit his patented Knife Edge Chops and went for the pin but Bundy kicked out. The Dragon climbed the ropes and performed a Flying Body Press. Steamboat covered, Charles made the count, and Steamboat moved into the semifinals. 11 min 53 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Quarterfinals: The Ultimate Warrior v Dick the Bruiser: Dick had a few good moves in the opening 11 minutes (Reverse Chinlock, Boston Crab, Suplex) but otherwise it was all Warrior, who connected w/ a Big Boot, landed a pair of Warrior Atomic Drops (and almost got the pin after each) and performed his finishing Warrior Splash. After 11 minutes ENDS were Warrior -1 and Bruiser -15. Dick nailed a Top Rope Kneedrop but saw his rally squashed by a Gorilla Press Drop and another Warrior Splash. After a Running Corner Attack by Warrior, Dick the Bruiser Raked his opponent’s eyes w/ Boot Laces. Warrior went down, Dick piled on top of him, and Charles counted 1-2-3. Upset win for Dick the Bruiser at 13 min 46 secs. ENDS at the time of the pin were Dick -23 and Ultimate Warrior -9.

The Midnight Rockers v The Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering: the entrance music for the Road Warriors was changed to the Munchkin’s Theme (-1 heat). Hawk and Animal controlled the opening 10 minutes, with Animal performing the high impact Gorilla Press Slam and Body Slam. Animal made a mistake when he botched his interference, clocking Hawk rather than his intended target Shawn Michaels w/ a Chair (-8 END). Animal made up for it with a sequence of Power Slam, Stalling Suplex and teaming w/ Hawk for the Doomsday Device. Jannety broke up the pin then came in hot, landing a Flying Cross Body Block. Animal put an end to the mini rally by bashing the high flyer w/ a Lead Pipe, earning a DQ pt from the stickler Charles. Hawk tagged in and hit 6 straight moves, including a Flying Bodyblock, Gutwrench Suplex and a whack w/ a Branding Iron (unseen by Charles). The beasts from an apocalyptic future nailed a couple of doubleteam Double Clotheslines and put the match to bed w/ an Atomic Drop, getting the pin on Jannety at 24 min 38 secs.

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Quarterfinals: Antonio Inoki v Dusty Rhodes: Inoki established control early w/ a Diving Knee Drop, Cross Armbreaker and a slam into the Ring Steps. The American Dream landed a High Knee & Elbow Smash combo, then went for the Bionic Elbow, but Inoki rolled out of the way at the last moment and Dusty hit the mat hard. A Pair of Manji-Gatames exhausted Rhodes but he refused to submit. Dusty executed a pair of Chop Blocks and earned a pin attempt after a Powerbomb but Inoki kicked out. A Fall-Away Slam by the Japanese legend resulted in a 3-count from Charles. 17 min 18 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Quarterfinals: Andre the Giant v Nick Bockwinkel: a new heel, Kurt Angle, was introduced by Bockwinkel pre-match (+2 heat). Bockwinkel tried to end this one early when he latched on w/ his Sleeper but Andre broke the hold. The Giant performed 4 straight moves, including a Running Clothesline. Bockwinkel caught Andre in a Quick Roll-Up but couldn’t keep him pinned. He tried again for the Sleeper and this time put Andre to sleep as the big man collapsed to the mat, allowing Bockwinkel to cover for the easy pin. 6 min 46 secs
Derek Kraft - Nov 29, 2016 - 04:27 PM
Post subject: Raw 3/21 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 3/21
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, PA
Referee = Charles Robinson

Dolph Ziggler v Curtis Axel: a couple of closed fists to the head produced some color from Axel. He responded w/ an impressive 3-move sequence-an Axel Dropkick, Sleeper and Swinging Neckbreaker. The Show-Off tired Axel w/ a Gutwrench Suplex. Curtis grabbed a Sledgehammer from under the ring and used it on Ziggler! Robinson called for the bell and DQd Axel. Ziggler was examined by WWE doctors and it was determined he would miss 1 month of action w/ a knee injury. 4 min 38 secs

Jack Swagger v Ryback: each suplexed the other early, w/ Ryback performing the Stalling variety and Swagger a German one. A Bridging German Suplex by Swagger resulted in a quick-count pin at 4 min 33 secs.

The New Day v The Usos: 4 straight moves by Big E to open, including a Power Slam and Double-team DDT, before Jey Uso was caught holding onto E’s leg while Jimmy Uso pounded him. Usos are DQd! 2 min 35 secs

Emma v Alicia Fox: great match! Emma dominated out of the gate, performing an Emma-Plane (Airplane Spin) and an Underhook Suplex into Turnbuckle, tiring Fox early. Fox smashed Emma w/ a Branding Iron then hit her w/ Officer Nasty (Somersault Leg Drop). A Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Emma’s Tights almost resulted in a pin but the Aussie kicked out just in time. Emma rolled Fox up in a Small Package but Alicia got her foot on the ropes just before Robinson made the 3 count. Fox followed up a Matrix Evasion w/ a Watch Yo Face (Scissors Kick to bent-over Emma). Another Matrix Evasion and a Kick to Knee exhausted Emma, and resulted in a pin. 9 min 42 secs

Mark Henry v Bray Wyatt w/ Wyatt Family: the 3/8 bout between these 2 ended in a Double Count-Out as they battled outside the ring in the 10th minute. Here, after Henry performed a Corner Slingshot Splash and Military Press Drop, Luke Harper came at him w/ a Chair. Mark fought him off, grabbed the Chair and bashed Wyatt in the knee. Bray responded w/ a Running Clothesline and Standing Side Slam. Bray nailed Sister Abigail and clamped on the Sleeper but could get neither the pin nor the submission. The 2 battled back and forth until the strongman applied a Bear Hug. Bray gave in rather quickly. Post-match, it was revealed that Bray suffered a Knee injury during the match (presumably from that Chair shot) and would miss 6 weeks. 13 min 37 secs

WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion AJ Styles v John Cena: Cena was attacked pre-match on 3/8 by Bo Dallas, ruining his title opportunity that day. This time there were no pre-match shenanigans. A screwdriver fell out of AJ’s trunks when he rolled out of the ring, and Cena grabbed and used it on the champ (-8 END)! A U Can’t See Me Suplex and Gutwrench Suplex set up Cena’s finisher, the Attitude Adjustment. Robinson counted rather quickly (pin 1-8, rolled Cool but Cena got the victory AND the most prestigious title in sport- the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! 5 min 6 secs

Shane McMahon made some exciting Wrestlemania match announcements: (1) The Undertaker will make his 2016 debut, and will face the Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar!!! (2) The Women’s Championship match will be a triple threat encounter, and so far one woman has qualified – PAIGE! Next week on Raw will see an encounter between Becky Lynch and Charlotte, which could decide at least 1 other entrant. (3) World Heavyweight Champion John Cena and AJ Styles will meet again for the title.
Derek Kraft - Nov 30, 2016 - 01:19 PM
Post subject: Smackdown 3/22 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 3/22
TD Garden
Boston, MA
Referee = Ryan Tran

Cesaro v Chris Jericho: the Swiss Superman rolled Y2J up in a Small Package right away but then the match went back and forth w/ single point moves and no pin/sub attempts for a while. At the 6:30 mark the match was tied at +2 END. Jericho took the initiative w/ a Double Underhook Powerbomb. A few moves later he nailed a Release German Suplex. Finally, Jericho caught Cesaro w/ the Codebreaker, and got the 3 count from Tran. 10 min 6 secs

Naomi v Sasha Banks: Sasha tried a sneak attack pre-match but Naomi was ready for it and clocked her (-2 END). Sasha got an earful from Tran after she bashed Naomi w/ a Chair. The crowd loved it and stayed engaged when Banks hit a Suicide Dive. A few moves later the Boss clamped on the Bank Statement and got the pin immediately after. 6 mins

Dean Ambrose v Sean Rollins: to no one’s surprise, these 2 put on a show. Dean had the advantage early w/ a Superplex and a pair of Rebound Lariats. He tired Rollins w/ a Sleeper Hold. The Architect evened the match w/ a pair of Superkicks, a Release German Suplex and a Running Big Boot. Dean hit a Piledriver and Seth a Reverse STO. Rollins exhausted Ambrose after smashing him w/ a Fan’s Beer Bottle. The Lunatic Fringe had no qualms issuing a Thumb to Throat. Ambrose set up for Dirty Deeds, Seth reversed it and positioned for the Pedigree, but Ambrose reversed and countered w/ a Spinning Side Slam, stunning Rollins. Dean covered, Tran counted 1-2-3 and Dean walked out of the ring to Retaliation (his theme song). 15 min 23 secs

The Ascension v The Club: pre-match, Viktor grabbed the microphone to taunt the Lucha Dragons, who Viktor said the Ascension will soon be facing for the tag team titles. Konnor performed the opening 4 moves and earned a DQ pt for an Eye Gouge on Karl Anderson. Viktor tagged in and applied a Boston Crab. Luke Gallows entered but Viktor hit him w/ 3 straight moves, including a Gutwrench Suplex. Anderson and Konnor returned and the action went outside where Gallows nailed a Gutbuster Drop on Konnor. Back in the ring Viktor returned and executed a nice Snap Suplex. Gallows combined w/ Anderson for a Double Superkick before Viktor performed another Gutwrench Suplex. Anderson returned and performed the final 3 moves of the match, including a Superplex and the finishing Magic Killer w/ his partner. Viktor was too slow and Tran counted 3 on Konnor. Viktor’s pre-match prediction rang untrue. 12 min 39 secs

Stephanie McMahon announced that on Smackdown next week, the New Day would face the Dudley Boyz in a no double count-out/DQ match with the winner moving on to Wrestlemania to encounter the Lucha Dragons for the World Tag Team Championship.

Roman Reigns v Erick Rowan w/ Wyatt Family: Rowan beat the living hell out of Reigns with a Baseball Bat at Fastlane on 2/21. Reigns earned a modicum of revenge w/ a pin the following night on Raw. Here, Rowan opened w/ a pair of Clubbing Forearms and earned a DQ pt for a Rear Choke. Reigns responded w/ an awesome 3 move sequences of Samoan Drop, Throat Attack and Spear, tiring the big backwoodsman. Rowan tired Reigns w/ a Scoop Slam. But when Rowan went for his finisher, Reigns blocked it and countered w/ a Checkmate (Spinning Bulldog). The dazed Rowan was unable to kick out of the pin. 9 min 26 secs

INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Zack Ryder v Rusev w/ valet Lana: Sheamus and Ryback jumped Long Island Iced Z backstage, but Dean Ambrose made the save. Stephanie scheduled a tag team match for Smackdown next week. The Bulgarian Brute dominated a short match, delivering a devastating Fallaway Samoan Drop before finishing Ryder off w/ a Sidewalk Slam. Tran counted to 3 and handed the belt to the new Intercontinental Champion, Rusev! Stephanie announced that a rematch would take place at Wrestlemania.
Derek Kraft - Dec 01, 2016 - 04:30 PM
Post subject: MD 148 results
Match Day 148
Merramec Community College
Kirkwood, MO
Referee = Mickey Jay

Greg Valentine v Kurt Angle: debut for Angle, and he made easy work of the Hammer, hitting a Flying Body Press and getting the pin at 1 min 3 secs.

Tito Santana v Jack Brisco: this was a fun match. Brisco applied Head Scissors and nailed a pair of Belly-to-Belly Suplexes. Santana responded w/ a Diving Headbutt Drop and earned a pin attempt w/ an Electric Chair Drop & Roll-Up. The match was even at -2 END after 8 mins. Tito went for the Figure 4 but Jack countered w/ an Elbow Smash to Head then applied his own Figure 4. Santana reached the ropes to break the hold but when he whipped Brisco into the ropes soon after and set up for Back Body Drop, Brisco was ready and rolled him up w/ a Sunset Flip. Jay gave the quick count (pin 1-7, rolled 7) and Brisco emerged victorious. 10 min 16 secs

The Kangaroos v The Russians: Ivan Koloff landed a Shoulder Smash and Don Kent performed a Suplex early but it was all for naught as the action spilled outside the ring, all 4 gentleman got involved, and the teams brawled into the crowd. Double count-out! 2 min 46 secs

Wahoo McDaniel v Rick Rude: Wahoo caught Rude in an Indian Leg Lock just as the opening bell rang and Rude submitted (Sub 1-3, rolled 3)! 23 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Semifinals: Ricky Steamboat v Antonio Inoki: these 2 fought a clean but entertaining match. Inoki went for some early intimidation w/ a Big Slap, but an unfazed Steamboat responded w/ a Seated Armbar. Inoki had some pin attempts w/ a Small Package and Quick Roll-Up but the Dragon kicked out. Steamboat nailed a Superplex and went for the cover but Inoki kicked out. Things got interesting outside the ring, where Steamboat performed a Head Scissors Takedown and Slammed Inoki on the Concrete. Inoki, for his part, applied a Seated Armbar, delighting the technicians seated ringside. Back in the squared circle, Inoki set up his finisher, Steamboat reversed and countered, but Inoki was ready and countered back w/ a devastating Piledriver. Inoki covered and Jay counted 1-2-3. Inoki wins! 14 min 48 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 Contender Semifinals: Dick the Bruiser v Nick Bockwinkel: an even bout that ended w/ an In-Match Event. Bruiser applied a Rear Chinlock and performed an Atomic Drop early. Bockwinkel forced him to use 1 of his savvy pts when he rolled him up and grabbed a Fistful of Dick’s abundant Tights. Bruiser earned a pair of pin attempts but couldn’t pin the former (3 times!) World Heavyweight Champion. Dick slammed Nick through the Announcer’s Table. After 10 mins Bruiser was up 0 to -9 END. Bockwinkel ran off 4 straight moves, including a Sleeper, exhausting Bruiser. Bockwinkel applied a Figure 4 and landed a Piledriver, evening the match at -12 END, but could get neither the pin nor the sub. Dick Body Slammed Bockwinkel onto the Concrete then threw him back into the ring. Bockwinkel bumped Jay, who thought it was intentional. Jay called for the bell and disqualified Bockwinkel! Bockwinkel understandably beat Jay senseless! 15 min 29 secs
Derek Kraft - Dec 05, 2016 - 12:56 PM
Post subject: MD 149 results
Match Day 149
Coliseum
Indianapolis, IN
Referee = Joey Morella

Pedro Morales v The Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: the action went outside the ring immediately and the Iron Sheik gained a temporary advantage with a pair of Body Slams on Concrete. Hansen tossed Brass Knuckles to his buttery-fingered protégé, who dropped them. Morales picked them up, used them (-10 END), then rolled him back into the ring. A Flying Body Press minutes later ended this one in Pedro’s favor. 3 min 32 secs

Argentina Rocca v Pat Patterson: the Iron Sheik, upset over his loss, passed Rocca on the ramp and executed a quick Belly-to-Back Suplex (-4 END). Rocca performed 4 of the opening 5 moves, including a Flying Dropkick, Boston Crab and Flying Elbow Drop. After that it was all Patterson, who demonstrated an array of wrestling maneuvers, including 3 Belly-to-Belly Suplexes, his own Boston Crab, an Elbow Drop, a Sleeper and finishing off Rocca with a Piledriver. 10 min 55 secs

The Junkyard Dog v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: this one barely got underway before the wrestlers took it outside the ring and into the crowd. Double count-out at 43 secs.

Jimmy Snuka & Jesse Ventura v The Minnesota Wrecking Crew w/ manager Johnny Valiant: Lars Anderson caught Snuka in a Bear Hug in the opening minute. Ventura was unable to break it up and Snuka submitted at 1 min 4 secs. Post-match, the Body and Superfly decided to part ways, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Upon further questioning in separate interviews, it seems Snuka thinks Ventura gave a “half-hearted effort” in breaking up the submission attempt, and Ventura for his part thinks Snuka should have put up more resistance.

Sting v JBL: John Cena joined Sting for his entrance. Sting hit a Gutwrench Suplex and had a pin attempt after a Flying Body Press early. JBL landed an Elbow Drop and rolled Sting up in a Small Package. After 6 mins the match was even at +2 END. Then Sting went on the offensive, performing a Stinger Suplex, a pair of Scorpion Deathdrops and a Stinger Splash. A Flying Body Press allowed Sting to get the pin. 8 min 48 secs

World Heavyweight Championship # 1 contender Final: Antonio Inoki v Dick the Bruiser: this was it, the winner gets a title shot. Bruiser had been struggling lately but has had a great run in the tournament. Inoki has not lost a match to a man NOT named Nick Bockwinkel since MD 31. After 13 mins the match was tied at -9 END, with each man having earned a pair of pin attempts. Dick’s best moves early were Headlock & Punches, Turnbuckle Ram, Atomic Drop and Forearm Smash to Chest. Inoki had an Enzuigiri, Big Slap and Piledriver. Pin attempts came fast and furious after the 13 min mark. Inoki earned 4 straight pin attempts after a Manji-Gatame, Cross Armbreaker, Fallaway Slam and Diving Knee Drop but couldn’t keep Dick’s shoulders down. Dick responded w/ a pair of 2nd Rope Knee Drops. Inoki kicked out of the 1st pin attempt but couldn’t escape the pin after the 2nd. Dick the Bruiser wins the tournament! 17 min 42 secs

The illustrious Commissioner, Percy Buttons, blessed the RWF universe w/ an appearance. He made 2 important announcements: (1) Another Destination Relegation tournament will be held to cull the roster. Destination Relegation II will feature 16 wrestlers, each placed in a group of 4. Each wrestler will wrestle the other 3 members of his group. The winner of the group will be safe. The loser of the group will be relegated. 2nd and 3rd place will have at least one more match, outside the group, to determine their fate. (2) MD 150 card: (a) The British Bulldogs defend their World Tag Team Championship v The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko! (b) Randy Savage defends the Television Championship against Jimmy Snuka. (c) Andre the Giant continues his feud w/ King Kong Bundy. (d) In a non-title match United States Champion Ric Flair meets Hulk Hogan. (e) John Cena looks for revenge (pre-match sneak attack) against Mitsu Arakawa. (f) the Road Warriors do battle w/ Paul Orndorff and Big John Studd. (g) in a Stipulation match (loser goes into the Destination Relegation II pool) the Honky Tonk Man faces rival Tommy Rich. (h) the main event, for the World Heavyweight Champion Magnum TA defends against the winner of the # 1 contender tournament, Dick the Bruiser.
Derek Kraft - Dec 12, 2016 - 04:31 PM
Post subject: MD 150 results
Match Day 150
Labor Temple
Minneapolis, MN
Referee = Joey Morella

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Jimmy Snuka v Champion Randy Savage: the Macho Man was looking for his 6th straight title defense victory. Savage got off to a good start w/ a Running Elbow Smash, Savage Punches in corner and Back Body Drop. Snuka earned a pin attempt w/ a Superplex, hit a Fying Body Press and rolled out of the way of a Flying Elbow. After about 10 mins the match was even at -3 END. The Macho Man cut Snuka’s forehead w/ a Closed Fist then nailed 3 straight Flying Elbows. Snuka was indeed finished and Savage got the pin. 12 min 41 secs

STIPULATION MATCH –loser put into Destination Relegation II: Tommy Rich v The Honky Tonk Man w/ ally Stan Hansen: the feud started on MD 111 when, during the HTM/Ricky Steamboat encounter, Rich appeared and clocked HTM, turning face. They have had 3 matches since, with the Honky Tonk Man winning 1 via count-out and losing 2 by disqualification. A lot happened in this one. Ken Patera interrupted Rich’s pre-match interview and revealed his “shock” in discovering that he would be a participant in Destination Relegation II. Patera vowed to destroy his MD 153 opponent, Buddy Rose, as well as the others in his group, Roddy Piper and Adrian Adonis. Rich was then distracted in the opening minute by a group of comely women in the front row (subtract 1 from Control rest of match!!!). HTM was on the offensive early, hitting the opening 7 moves, including a Honky Tonk Hip Toss and Diving Elbow Smash. Rich responded w/ a great run of his own, hitting a Bulldog, ducking when Hansen swung a Branding Iron (which hit HTM), and nailing a Gutwrench Suplex and Elbow Smash. Wildfire exhausted Honky Tonk Man w/ a Stalling Suplex then landed his finishing Flying Fist Drop, getting the pin, and avoiding possible relegation, at 10 min 54 secs.

The Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering v Paul Orndorff & John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: this one never got under way as Tito Santana and Pedro Morales attacked the heels pre-match, nailing their finishers on the ramp, in retaliation for Mr. Wonderful’s post-match beating of Morales on MD 130. Road Warriors win via pre-match count-out.

John Cena v Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: another grudge match, with Arakawa having nailed his finisher on Cena on the ramp on MD 146, rendering the Face That Runs the Place incapable of wrestling his opponent Dick the Bruiser in the World Heavyweight Championship # 1 contender tournament. This one ended up being an excellent match. Cena opened w/ 6 consecutive moves, including a Running One-Handed Bulldog, before Arakawa landed a Blatant Low Blow (-5 END). Mitsu followed up w/ a Judo Chop to Throat. Cena responded w/ another Running One-Handed Bulldog and a Sitout Hip Toss. Arakawa nailed 5 straight moves, including a Flying Dropkick, Release German Suplex and Thrust Kick. After 8 mins the match was tied at -6 END. Another Sitout Hip Toss by Cena came close to earning the pin but Arakawa got his foot on the ropes at the last second. And another Running One-Handed Bulldop almost ended the match too but Mitsu kicked out just before the 3rd count. Arakawa applied his finishing Claw but Cena used his savvy to escape the hold. The crowd knew the match was just about over when the Leader of Cenation landed his Five-Knuckle Shuffle. He followed it up w/ an STF and got the pin immediately after. 18 min 21 secs

Andre the Giant v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: in this feud between larger than life men, each has pinned the other 2x and Bundy also has a win via pre-match count-out. Here, Andre whipped KKB to the ropes and tried a Back Body Drop but Bundy was too heavy for him. Bundy applied a Sleeper but Andre broke the hold then landed Knife-Edge Chops. After a Running Knee Lift, KKB went for a Body Slam, failed, and received an Elbow to Side of Head for his troubles. Andre delivered a Butt-Smash in Corner and followed it up w/ a finishing Sitting Splash. Morella made the count, 1-2-3 and Andre won! 7 min 10 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Champions The British Bulldogs v The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: the Bulldogs were waiting in the ring when Ox & Baron confronted them from the platform. Some good trash talk was heard by the ringside fans. The first pin attempt of the match came at the 7:30 mark when the Sheik caught Davey Boy Smith in a Quick Roll-Up but he kicked out. In the 13th minute Zbyszko came in on a hot tag and nailed in order a Blatant Choke, a double-team Atomic Drop, and an Elbow Smash. The Dynamite Kid caught Zbyszko in a Sleeper Hold in the 16th minute but he reached the ropes to break the hold. After the Bulldogs teamed for a Double Back Body Drop, Davey Boy went on an 8 move run that included a Gutwrench Suplex, Bear Hug and Powerslam and Flying Headbutt combo, exhausting the New Living Legend. The Sheik tagged in and hit 5 straight moves on Smith, including a DDT, an Arabian Facebuster and an Eye Gouge. Smith was able to tag out but the Sheik nailed a DDT on the Kid one minute later. The Sheik covered, Morella threw himself on the mat and made the count, 1-2-3, and there it is, the Sheik and Larry Zbyszko are your new World Tag Team Champions! 23 min 54 secs

Hulk Hogan v United States Champion Ric Flair in a non-title match: with pride being the only thing on line, things got crazy. In the opening minute, Mitsu Arakawa entered the ring and inadvertently knocked Flair in the knee w/ a Tire Iron (-15 END!!!!). Hogan then exhausted the Nature Boy w/ a Bear Hug, Body Slam and Stalling Suplex. Flair fought back w/ a Boston Crab, Running Clothesline and Chop Block. An Atomic Drop and another Bear Hug by the Hulkster had to mean the death knell, didn’t they? NO! Ken Patera and Big John Studd to the rescue, with Patera nailing a DDT on Hogan and then they and a gimpy Flair brutally beat him. DQ! Post-match, Dr. Brenda Buttons appeared in the cutest little white lab coat and revealed…no, not them, dirty boys…that both Flair and Hogan were injured. Flair will miss 1 month of action as a result of the shot to his knee and Hogan 2 weeks from the beating. Flair was forced to forfeit the prestigious United States Championship!

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Magnum TA v Dick the Bruiser: MTA seemed to be in control, nailing a Stalling Suplex and performing his TA Bulldog, but Bruiser caught the champ in a Go-Behind Takedown & Roll Up. Morella made the count, 1-2-3 (pin 1-4, rolled 2) and Dick the Bruiser is your new Retro Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Champion! 7 min 11 secs

Announcement: new cards will be introduced for Bruno Sammartino (much improved!!!), the Iron Sheik, Nick Bockwinkel and the Russians.
Derek Kraft - Dec 13, 2016 - 12:41 PM
Post subject: Raw 3/28 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 3/28
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, NY
Referee = Ryan Tran

Stardust v Damien Sandow: Damien tried to spoil Stardust’s debut by Throwing Salt in his Face, as well as nailing a legitimate Running Clothesline, but Stardust was too much. The son of a son of a plumber hit a 2nd Rope Bulldog and performed Dark Matter (Modified Reverse STO), getting the quick count pin (pin 1-9, rolled 9) at 6 min 34 secs.

Mark Henry v Braun Strowman w/ leader Bray Wyatt (carried in his rocking chair, as he is injured) & the Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper): The Big Show appeared out of nowhere and attacked Henry pre-match (-6 END), asserting that he was “the greatest big man in the WWE.” Braun demonstrated his great strength by opening w/ a Military Press Drop on his heavy but tired opponent. Henry tried to battle back w/ 4 straight moves, including a Body Avalanche, but the beating he took from Show combined w/ Strowman’s power was too much. Braun followed up Mudhole Stomps in Corner w/ a Standing Triangle Choke and got the submission. Strowman exacted revenge on Henry for the chair shot that injured Bray on 3/21. 4 min 56 secs

Nikki Bella v Alicia Fox: Alicia wowed the crowd w/ an early Matrix Evasion, but then Nikki rolled her up in consecutive Small Packages, coming close to getting the pin on the 2nd (pin 1-4, rolled 5). Fox landed Officer Nasty (Somersault Leg Drop), Nikki came back w/ a Back Body Drop and Fox responded w/ a Gutwrench Suplex. Mayhem occurred when Summer Rae stormed the ring and DDTd Nikki. Fox was immediately DQd then she and Rae brutally beat the Bella sister. It was announced on the after-show that Nikki would be out for 2 weeks. 4 min 36 secs

Becky Lynch v Charlotte w/ manager Ric Flair: Charlotte berated the ring announcer, Jo Jo, for failing to refer to her as “the Queen” in her introduction (+1 heat, +3 END). Charlotte caught Becky in a Sleeper right at the opening bell and Lynch passed out without anything else happening (sub 1-4, rolled 2). Submission victory for the Queen at 36 secs.

Neville v The Miz w/ valet Maryse: both gentlemen were upset over losing the 3/14 triple threat match for the Intercontinental Championship. The A-Lister dominated, hitting the Man That Gravity Forgot w/ everything in his arsenal, including a Discus Punch, Running Knee Lift, Skull-Crushing Finale and Snap DDT. Miz got the pin and apparent victory w/ a Small Package at 10 min 42 secs. But then Shane McMahon appeared on the ramp and inexplicably reversed the result. On the after-show Shane would claim Miz cheated but Miz denied it. ENDs at the time of the pin were Miz +2 and Neville -11.

Roman Reigns & Cesaro v The Wyatt Family (Rowan & Harper) w/ leader Bray Wyatt and Strowman (carrying the injured Bray): Reigns’s feud w/ the Wyatts continued. Reigns came out angry, hitting Harper w/ a Spear and Checkmate (Spinning Bulldog) on the opening moves. Rowan tagged in and executed an impressive One-Hand Biel Throw and, when the action went OTR, a Slam through Announcer’s Table. Cesaro tagged in and landed a Very European Uppercut. Harper returned and he punished the Swiss Superman w/ a Body Avalanche. The action again went beyond the ropes, where Cesaro Slammed Harper into the Ring Steps and the backwoodsman responded w/ a Slam on Concrete. Roman leapt down from his corner and nailed a Jumping Clothesline then tossed Harper back into the ring. Rowan tagged in and hit a Spin Kick on Cesaro before Reigns returned and ended the match the way it started, w/ a nasty Spear. Harper couldn’t break up the pin and Reigns and Cesaro earned the victory. 12 min 6 secs

Stephanie McMahon announced on the after-show that w/ Charlotte’s victory and Nikki’s injury, the Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match at Wrestlemania would be Paige v Charlotte v Sasha Banks!
Derek Kraft - Dec 22, 2016 - 04:30 PM
Post subject: Smackdown 3/29 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 3/29
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, NY
Referee = Rod Zapata

Goldust v Tyson Kidd: the key moment in this match occurred in the 3rd minute, when Goldust found Kidd’s hidden Branding Iron and used it (-8 END)! A Spinebuster less than 2 mins later allowed Goldust to get the pin on the exhausted Kidd. 4 min 39 secs

Heath Slater v Luke Harper w/ leader Bray Wyatt (injured) and the Wyatt Family (Braun Strowman & Erick Rowan): Harper made quick work of the One Man Band, getting the cover w/ a Quick Pin Move and with Zapata failing to notice the Fist Full of Tights. 2 min 25 secs

Emma v Tamina: Tamina opened w/ 5 straight moves, including a Vertical Suplex, before Emma responded w/ 5 out of 6 moves, including a pair of Emma Crossbodies and an Underhook Suplex into Turnbuckle. Tamina then dominated the next 8 mins, applying a Canadian Backbreaker and knocking out the referee and applying a series of illegal moves before he recovered (-10 END). At the 13:30 mark Tamina led in END -4 to -25. Emma had a trick left in her bag and nailed a Michonoku Driver II followed by a Flying Body Press, coming oh so close to a pain (foot on ropes at last second). Tamina shook it off and performed a pair of Superfly Splashes, earning the pin after the 2nd. 15 min 55 secs

Dean Ambrose & Zack Ryder v Ryback & Sheamus: on 3/22 the heels jumped Ryder pre-match and Ambrose made the save. Dean hit a Running Clothesline on Sheamus, Ryback a Ryback Powerbomb on Dean, and Ryder a Superplex of Ryback, resulting in the early pin (pin 1-5, rolled 2). 3 min 3 secs

Randy Orton v Alberto del Rio: the Brooklyn crowd did not appreciate Mexico’s Greatest Export and let him hear it. The Viper opened w/ an Orton Backbreaker and a Superplex (a la his father Cowboy Bob). ADR bounced back w/ a Release German Suplex and Tilt-a-Whirl Backbreaker. But Orton was too much, and del Rio succumbed after a pair of RKOs out of nowhere! 8 min 35 secs

Stipulation Match-winner gets title shot at Wrestlemania: The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) w/ ally Xavier Woods v The Dudley Boyz: the fans pelted the Boyz w/ debris during their entrance, hitting D-Von w/ a bottle (-2 END). Big E hit Multiple Rib Breakers and a Belly-to-Booty on D-Von early. Bubba Ray tagged and hit a gorgeous sequence of 2nd Rope Powerbomb, Bubba Bionic Elbow and Bubba Cutter. Kofi performed a Monkey Flip of Bubba Ray and D-Von landed a Blatant Low Blow (-5 END) then a Flapjack on Kofi. The New Day combined for a Shoulder Block & Leg Drop double-team move, and Bubba Ray hit another Bubba Bionic Elbow. Kofi performed a Springboard Tornado DDT, withstood a Flapjack and Diving Headbutt, and ended the match w/ the following sequence: Leaping Back Elbow, Double Foot Stomp and double-team DDT. The New Day will wrestle for the World Tag Team Championship at Wrestlemania! 15 min 11 secs
Derek Kraft - Dec 23, 2016 - 03:38 PM
Post subject: Wrestlemania 32
2016 WWE Subdivision
Wrestlemania 32 4/3
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX
Referee = Mike Chioda

INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Zack Ryder v Champion Rusev w/ valet Lana: Ryder won a triple threat match on 3/14 to become the inaugural Intercontinental Champion, then Rusev bested him for the title on 3/22. The Bulgarian Brute dominated this short match, hitting a Running Hip Attack, Fallaway Samoan Drop, and Blatant Low Blow before finishing Long Island Iced Z off w/ a Sidewalk Slam and pin. 2 min 38 secs

Cesaro & Roman Reigns v The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Braun Strowman) w/ leader Bray Wyatt (injured) and Erick Rowan: 1 win and 1 loss for each of these teams in this feud. Cesaro and Harper opened the match and exchanged blows, before Strowman tagged in and performed 3 straight moves, including the finishing Body Avalanche & Discus Clothesline. Cesaro was tired, Strowman covered, Reigns was met by Harper, and Chioda counted to 3, giving the Wyatts a win at 4 min 6 secs. Post-match, Reigns broke up the tag team, wishing Cesaro luck but ominously saying that this feud w/ the Wyatts was something he must face alone.

Tommy Dreamer v Kevin Owens: on 3/1 Dreamer tried to interfere on behalf of KO but accidentally hit him w/ a tire iron, causing him to miss a month w/ injury. Dreamer knew he was in for it so he came out of the gate w/ a Hit w/ Chair then nailed a Superplex. Owens responded w/ a Running Senton then got his sweet revenge by using a Sledgehammer on Dreamer! Owens was DQ’d but he didn’t care. A medical examination from Dr. Brenda Buttons revealed a lower back injury to Dreamer that would keep him sidelined for 1 month. 2 min 33 secs

Mark Henry v Big Show: on 3/28 Show attacked Henry before the latter’s bout, claiming that he was the best big man in the WWE. Here, the key moment came in the 3rd minute when Show KOd Chioda then applied a series of illegal moves before the ref recovered (-10 END). Henry tried to battle back w/ a Big Boot but a Fallaway Powerbomb by Show on the tired Strongest Man in the World put the match to bed. Show got the pin at 4 min 49 secs.

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: The Lucha Dragons v The New Day w/ ally Xavier Woods: Kalisto had the advantage early, performing a Double Suicide Dive w/ Sin Cara on Big E, then Slamming the big man through the Announcer’s Table. Kofi Kingston tagged in and he and his partner teamed for a Shoulder Block & Leg Drop combo. Sin Cara came in and he and Kalisto performed a Snap Suplex & Flying Cross Body. Woods tossed his horn Francesca to Kingston who used it to bash Sin Cara. The Dragons performed another Double Suicide Drive after Kalisto returned, this time on Kofi. Chioda then caught Woods using Francesca on Sin Cara and disqualified the New Day. Your World Tag Champions are the Lucha Dragons! 8 mins 2 secs

WOMENS CHAMPIONSHIP: Triple Threat Match – Sasha Banks v Paige v Charlotte w/ manager Ric Flair: the match opened with Paige applying the Cross-Legged STF on Sasha then hitting her finishing Ram-Paige on Charlotte. Sasha broke up the pin attempt. Banks landed a Running Clothesline on Paige and Paige responded w/ a Hair-Pull Toss. Sasha performed 3 straight moves on Paige: a Straight Jacket, Bankrupt and finishing Bank Statement. Charlotte broke up the pin attempt. Sasha and Charlotte teamed up for Forehand Chops and Flair Chops, exhausting Paige. The genetically superior Charlotte hit Sasha w/ a Trash Can Lid. Paige finally got back into it w/ a Samoan Drop of Charlotte. After 10 mins, ENDs were Charlotte 0, Sasha -4 and Paige -10. Charlotte and Sasha teamed for a Double Russian Leg Sweep. Paige clamped her PTO on an exhausted Banks, but Charlotte broke it up. Charlotte executed a pretty Somersault Senton but Paige kicked out of the pin. Paige landed a Samoan Drop on Sasha, who rolled out of the ring to avoid the pin and recover. Charlotte clamped the Figure Eight Leglock on Paige but she broke the hold just before she reached her pain threshold (Sub 1-10, rolled 11). The match came to its conclusion when Charlotte performed Natural Selection on Paige and the ref counted to 3 before Sasha could break up the pin. Charlotte is the inaugural WWE Women’s Champion! Post-match, Tamina, who thought she should have been part of the championship match, joined Charlotte in beating up Sasha. 17 min 50 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion John Cena v AJ Styles: after 9:30 the match was even at -4 END, with AJ having landed a Phenomenal Forearm, Pele Kick and Stylin’ DDT and Cena a pair of Diving Leg Drop Bulldogs and Fisherman Suplexes. AJ performed a Gutwrench Suplex then exhausted the Leader of Cenation w/ a Phenomenal Forearm. AJ had 3 straight pin attempts after a Styles Clash trifecta, but couldn’t get the pin on Cena. Cena then followed up a Shoulderblock w/ the Attitude Adjustment and went for the cover on the exhausted Styles. Chioda made the count, 1-2-3, and Cena successfully defended the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! 15 min 48 secs

The Undertaker v Brock Lesnar w/ advocate Paul Heyman: the Dead Man is getting old, and this was his debut in 2016, so you knew it wasn’t going to be a long and epic match. The Undertaker hit a Powerbomb early then followed it up w/a Running Clothesline. The action went outside and twice ‘Taker slammed Lesnar into the Ring Steps, tiring the Beast Incarnate. The action returned inside the ring and twice Lesnar rolled the Undertaker up in a Small Package. The Undertaker kicked out of the 1st one, just barely (pin 1-3, rolled 4) but succumbed to the 2nd (pin 1-3, rolled 3). 5 min 9 secs
Derek Kraft - Dec 28, 2016 - 11:17 AM
Post subject: WWE 2016 Subdivision Rankings # 1
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Official Rankings # 1 (4/4/16, day after Wrestlemania)

Men
1. World Heavyweight Champion John Cena
2. Intercontinental Champion Rusev
3. Roman Reigns
4. AJ Styles
5. Brock Lesnar
6. Jack Swagger
7. Randy Orton
8. Neville
9. Dean Ambrose
10. Sheamus

Tag Teams
1. World Tag Team Champions Lucha Dragons
2. The New Day

Women
1. Women’s Champion Charlotte
2. Paige
3. Tamina
4. Sasha Banks
Derek Kraft - Dec 28, 2016 - 04:53 PM
Post subject: MD 151 results
Match Day 151
Convention Center
Cleveland, OH
Referee = Nick Patrick

Reminder: Destination Relegation II begins this matchday. 16 wrestlers are divided into 4 groups of 4, with each wrestler facing off individually against the other 3 in his group. The winner of the group is safe, the loser is relegated, and the 2nd and 3rd place finishers will face off against the 3rd and 2nd place finishers of another group, respectively, so that a total of 8 wrestlers survive and 8 are relegated.

DESTINATION RELEGATION II GROUP A ROUND 1: Jesse Ventura v Jack Brisco: short bout dominated by Brisco, who connected w/ both a Running Clothesline and Flying Forearm. An Indian Deathlock forced a submission out of the Body at 4 min 58 secs.

DESTINATION RELEGATION II A1: The Honky Tonk Man v Stan Hansen: the Lariat was HTM’s ally, and had served him well outside the ring. But once the groupings for DRII were announced, the two parted ways. Hansen greeted his old friend w/ a perfunctory Eye Gouge. HTM performed a Belly-to-Belly Suplex and a Scoop Slam, but otherwise this match was all Stan Hansen. The Bad Man from Borger, Texas nailed a pair of Running Corner Attacks as well as twice smashing Honky Tonk Man w/ a Branding Iron, and got a submission with his second Brazos Valley Backbreaker. 10 min 48 secs

The High Flyers v Doom: Jim Brunzell had the misfortune of being slammed through a pair of tables as well as receiving a Belly-to-Belly Suplex onto the hard concrete. Greg Gagne came in on a hot tag and slapped an Arm Stretcher on Ron Simmons, but the latter tagged out and Butch Reed came in. Reed caught Gagne in a Boston Crab, Brunzell couldn’t break up the hold, and Gagne was forced to submit at 6 min 38 secs.

Verne Gagne v Harley Race: this match became HUGE when Commissioner Buttons announced pre-match that this would be a # 1 contender’s match, with the winner getting a shot at the United States Championship on MD 160 (against the winner of the John Cena/Mad Dog Vachon MD 152 bout for the open title). This bout was even, with Race earning 4 pin/sub attempts and Gagne 3. Gagne performed a Flying Body Press and Running Clothesline early, but Race earned unsuccessful pin attempts with a Quick Roll-Up, DDT and a Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Tights. Race nailed an Atomic Drop but while celebrating was rolled up in a Small Package by Gagne (kick out). Verne then clamped on the Sleeper, and after Harley reached the ropes, applied it once again (broke hold). Handsome Harley landed a 2nd Rope Knee Drop then hit a finishing Piledriver. Race covered, Patrick made the count 1-2-3, and Harley Race is your # 1 contender to the US title. 8 min 58 secs

Bruno Sammartino v The Sheik: the Living Legend landed a set of Bruno Punches before the Sheik applied a pair of submission holds (Sleeper and Camel Clutch). Bruno escaped both but could not sidestep Larry Zbyszko when he appeared ringside. Zbyszko battered Sammartino and even a heel referee like Patrick couldn’t do anything but call for the bell and disqualify the Sheik. 5 min 9 secs

STEEL CAGE MATCH: Rick Martel v Rick Rude: in this feud Martel has a pin and submission victory and Rude 3 wins via disqualification. These 2 were even at -7 END after 10 mins in the cage. Martel had rammed Rude’s head into the cage multiple times and once executed a Slingshot into cage. Rude had performed a Running Clothesline, Rude DDT and Stump Pulling Piledriver. Martel earned the match’s 1st pin attempt at the 8:30 mark w/ a Release German Suplex. Ravishing Rick then took over, performing the final 7 moves of the match, including twice nailing his finishing Rude Awakening. Rude got the 3-count after the second one. 12 min 18 secs
Derek Kraft - Dec 30, 2016 - 01:53 PM
Post subject: MD 152 results
Match Day 152
The Palestra
Rochester, NY
Referee = Tommy Gilbert

DESTINATION RELEGATION II GROUP B ROUND 1: Tito Santana v Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Mr. Wonderful started hot, hitting an Atomic Drop and Knee Drop and earning 2 pin attempts early. Santana responded with a Running Clothesline and a pair of Mexican Suplexes. Tito then performed his Flying Slingshot finisher, but Orndorff kicked out. Heenan handed Orndorff a foreign object, Santana blocked it then used it himself, spraying cologne into Orndorff’s eyes. The ref saw only the end and disqualified Santana, leaving Mr. Wonderful and the Brain to celebrate. 7 min 47 secs

DESTINATION RELEGATION II B1: Tully Blanchard v Mr. Saito: after 6 mins Blanchard had the advantage, having earned a pin attempt w/ a Flying Body Press, a submission attempt w/ a Sleeper and having performed a Running Knee Lift. The tide changed when Saito’s tag team partner Gene Kiniski appeared and distracted Gilbert, allowing the devious Saito to repeatedly toss Salt into Tully’s eyes (-10 END). A follow-up Karate Chop exhausted Blanchard but he managed to kick out of the pin attempt. Blanchard battled back w/ 6 consecutive moves, including a Stalling Suplex and Arm Lock, exhausting Saito. But a 2nd finishing Karate Chop by Saito earned a quick-count pin (pin 1-5, rolled 5) victory! And just like that Saito ended his 6 match losing streak. 10 min 35 secs

The Kangaroos v The Russians: on MD 148 these teams were counted out as they brawled into the crowd in the 3rd minute. Here, Ivan Koloff opened w/ a fury, hitting a 2nd Rope Russian Sickle and using a Chair on Al Costello, exhausting the Kangaroo only 3:30 into the bout. Nikita Koloff tagged in and continued the beating, Choking Costello w/ a Chain and clamping on a Bear Hug. Don Kent entered and demonstrated some offensive prowess with a double-team Back Drop and Sleeper Hold. When Costello returned, Nikita nailed him w/ a Russian Sickle and covered for the pin. Post-match, the High Flyers unwisely joined the Kangaroos in a beating of the Russians. 15 min 24 secs

The Ultimate Warrior v Jake Roberts: the Snake opened with a Running Clothesline then KOd Gilbert and repeatedly DDTd Warrior into the ropes before the ref recovered (-10 END). The Warrior battled back once the action went outside the ring, Slamming Jake on the Concrete and through a Table. Back in the ring Roberts exhausted Warrior w/ his patented DDT but couldn’t get the pin. Warrior evened the match up with a sequence of Leaping Shoulder Block, Gorilla Press Drop and Warrior Corner Splash, but Jake kicked out of the pin attempt. Roberts then nailed back to back Snap Suplexes and covered. Gilbert quickly made the count, 1-2-3, and Jake Roberts got the upset victory. 12 min 21 secs

Lex Luger v The Iron Sheik: the Iron Sheik announced that like Honky Tonk Man he too had parted ways w/ his longtime ally Stan Hansen, opting to side w/ his tag team partner HTM. Luger then proceeded to decimate him quickly. The Luger Suplex was for show and the Bear Hug earned the early submission. 3 min 6 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: John Cena v Mad Dog Vachon: Ric Flair was stripped of his title when he got hurt and was unable to defend it. This was a no double DQ/count-out and no time limit bout. One man would walk away as US Champion. MDV interrupted Cena’s pre-match promo and a scuffle ensued (-2 END each). Mad Dog had the advantage early, hitting a Back Drop and applying a Boston Crab, as well as his teeth to Cena’s forehead! Vachon hit Cena w/ a Trash Can Lid, which seemed to rile the Leader of Cenation, who responded w/ a Gutwrench Suplex and Sitout Hip Toss. A Piledriver by Vachon put an end to the momentum Cena was building and after 7 mins ENDs were Cena -12 and MDV -5. The action went outside the ring where MDV Slammed Cena on Concrete and Cena Slammed MDV into the Ring Steps. An Attitude Adjustment back in the ring evened the bout at -17 END but Vachon avoided the pin. MDV then nailed his 2nd Piledriver and went for the pin. Gilbert made the count, 1-2-3 and Mad Dog Vachon is your new United States Champion! 13 min 18 secs
Derek Kraft - Dec 30, 2016 - 05:54 PM
Post subject: MD 153 results
Match Day 153
Boston Tea Party
Boston, MA
Referee = Dick Wohrle

DESTINATION RELEGATION II GROUP C ROUND 1: Adrian Adonis v Roddy Piper w/ bodyguard Cowboy Bob Orton: Sylvester Stallone was at ringside and did some jawing with Adonis and Piper before the match began, earning a HUGE pop when he yelled “Yo Adrian!” The only pin/sub attempts until the end belonged to Adonis, who applied a Sleeper and hit a Flying Body Press. Adonis nailed a pair of Shoulderblocks off Ropes and connected on a Low Blow. Piper performed a Suplex and Repeated Punches. At the 10 min mark Piper pulled out a Hammer and used it, unseen by Wohrle. Piper then executed a Piledriver, evening the match at -6 END. Piper followed it up w/ a Fireman’s Carry, exhausting Adonis, and went for the pin. Wohrle made the count and Roddy had a nice victory. 11 min 12 secs

DESTINATION RELEGATION II C1: Buddy Rose v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: this was a fun match. The Olympian Patera dominated out of the gate, performing a Piledriver, Choke on Ropes and Swinging Neck Breaker. Playboy Buddy Rose then countered w/ an awesome sequence: Knee Smash, Use of Brass Knuckles intercepted from a Heenan toss, Bomb’s Away, Forearm Smash to Chest and Knee Smash. Heenan had seen enough and made up for the Brass Knuckles mishap by distracting Rose while Patera made a quick roll-up and got the 3 count. 6 min 32 secs

Ricky Steamboat v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: Hart has 1 win in this rivalry and Steamboat 2, with Hart getting injured in his win on MD 131. Hart nailed a 2nd Rope Elbow Drop and Superplex early then smashed a Fire Extinguisher onto Steamboat’s back. The Dragon responded w/ a Jumping Judo Chop then when the Mouth of the South tossed the extinguisher back into the ring, Steamboat grabbed and sprayed it in the Hitman’s face. When Hart landed a European Uppercut it looked like this was going to be a back and forth affair. Steamboat then performed 13 consecutive moves, including a Karate Thrust and Flying Body Press, exhausting Hart but earning only a single pin attempt. The action went outside the ring where each Slammed the other through a Table. The Dragon then performed a Jumping Judo Chop followed by a Flying Body Press and got the 3-count from Wohrle. 15 min 23 secs

The Crusher & Otto Wanz v Gene Kiniski & Mr. Saito: Crusher dominated Saito, disabling him w/ a Kick to Knee Cap then sending him sailing w/ a Neck Toss Across Ring. When he clamped on the Crusher Claw the match was over and Saito submitted at 3 min 35 secs. Post-match, our illustrious Commissioner Percy Buttons announced that on MD 158 Kiniski and Saito will face Tito Santana and Pedro Morales in a tag team match with the stipulation that the losing team will be DONE as a tag team. Thus, for Saito and Santana, both of whom are part of Destination Relegation II, the stakes are mighty high.

Sting v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: stablemate Ken Patera ambushed Sting on the ramp, applying his Swinging Full Nelson and tossing him crashing into the announcer’s table. Pre-match count-out!

Dusty Rhodes v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: the Minnesota Wrecking Crew apparently had a beef w/ the American Dream and attacked him pre-match, but Verne Gagne made the save. A tag team bout was scheduled for MD 157. What a mistake that may turn out to be by the MWC-a Rhodes/Gagne combination could dominate the division! Dusty opened with a Stalling Suplex then, when Slaughter consulted w/ Hayes, hit the veteran from behind. A Running Bulldog tired Slaughter. But he battled back, performing 6 of the next 7 moves, including a Military Knee to Gut and cutting Dusty w/ a Closed Fist blow. Dusty exhausted Slaughter w/ a Figure 4 then hit another Running Bulldog. Slaughter tired Rhodes w/ a Power Slam then followed it up w/ a nice Body Slam. But Dusty’s Bionic Elbow proved too much, as it often does, and he got the pinfall at 9 min 20 secs.
Derek Kraft - Jan 05, 2017 - 07:55 PM
Post subject: MD 154 results
Match Day 154
Alfred College
Alfred, NY
Referee = Jack Pesek

DESTINATION RELEGATION II GROUP D ROUND 1: The Junkyard Dog v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: JYD had the advantage early, hitting a bunch of single point moves and even grasping a Fist Full of Tights on a Quick Pin Move (savvy). Zbyszko mounted his comeback when Dangerously distracted the ref, allowing Larry to pound away. Zbyszko followed up w/ an Elbow Smash and Armbar. Dangerously tried again but only distracted his own wrestler, allowing JYD to execute a sneak attack. A Double Chop by Zbyszko and a minute later a Blatant Choke, unseen by Pesek somehow, gave the heel his 1st pin attempt (foot on ropes). The action went outside the ring and twice Dangerously tossed a Horseshoe to his client and both times JYD intercepted and used the foreign object. Back in the ring Zbyszko surprised the Dog w/ a Flying Kneedrop then applied his finishing Shoulder Breaker. The ref made the count, 1-2-3, and Zbyszko won the first round bout. 12 min 39 secs

DESTINATION RELEGATION II D1: Hacksaw Duggan v Greg Valentine: the Hammer surprised Hacksaw w/ a Boston Crab right away. Duggan wiggled and squirmed but he couldn’t flip over or reach the ropes. Submission!!! 37 secs

Argentina Rocca v Kurt Angle: the high-flying Rocca had a nice 5 move sequence early that included a Superplex, Flying Elbow Drop, Airplane Spin and Argentine Backbreaker. Angle broke out of the submission hold, nailed his own Superplex, then a minute later landed a Flying Body Press that resulted in a surprising early pin (pin 1-4, rolled 2). Rocca led in END +3 to -5 at the time of the pin. 6 min 5 secs

Otto Wanz v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: a chair shot by Wanz on MD 134 caused a 6 week injury for Superstar, and this was his first match back. Otto was in control early with pin attempts after a Body Slam, Big Otto Splash and German Headscissors. Superstar tried to tire the big man w/ a Bear Hug and a pair of Side Headlocks. A Big Otto Corner Smash looked like the end for Graham but he kicked out of the pin attempt. Another Bearhug by the Superstar allowed him to get the pin. 11 min 52 secs

Antonio Inoki v Gene Kiniski: these two were exchanging some good moves (Rear Chinlock, Body Slam, Fireman’s Carry, Canadian Press and Drop Toe Hold by Kiniski, and a Cross Armbreaker, Superplex and Flying Body Press by Inoki) when Mr. Saito attempted to interfere on his tag team partner’s behalf but BOTCHED it, clocking Kiniski w/ a Chair (-8 END). A Fall-Away Slam a little while later allowed Inoki to get the pin. 9 min 9 secs

John Cena & Magnum TA v Nick Bockwinkel & Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: on MD 144 Cena & MTA won via pre-match count-out as The Crusher and Otto Wanz surprised the heels with their finishers on the ramp. Bockwinkel and Slaughter pummeled MTA w/ Steel Chairs during his pre-match interview. Magnum demanded to start the match and hit 5 of the 1st 6 moves, including a Superplex and Diving Kneedrop. Cena tagged in and continued the beating on Bockwinkel. Slaughter and MTA tagged in and Slaughter was able to clamp on the Cobra Clutch, exhausting Magnum. Cena came back and put the veteran in a Boston Crab and punished him w/ a Superplex. Bockwinkel returned and went on a run, hitting 5 straight maneuvers on Cena, including an Indian Deathlock and Flying Shoulder Smash. Alfred Hayes lost the momentum when he accidentally whacked Bockwinkel w/ a Russian Chain (-5 END). Cena gave Bockwinkel an Attitude Adjustment moments later, exhausting the former World Heavyweight Champion. MTA returned and earned 3 straight pin attempts, almost getting the pin after a Fireman’s Carry (foot on ropes at last second). Slaughter came back and performed a Piledriver and Slaughter Bomb but couldn’t get the pin. MTA made the tag, Cena executed a Release German Suplex then put Slaughter in the STF. Slaughter was exhausted, Bockwinkel couldn’t break up the hold, and Slaughter was forced to grudgingly submit. 20 min 9 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 06, 2017 - 07:48 PM
Post subject: Raw 4/4 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 4/4
American Airlines Center
Dallas, TX
Referee = John Cone

Darren Young v Curtis Axel: a bout that certainly had wrestling fans excited! Axel delivered a Sliding Clothesline early and Young responded w/ a Discus Forearm Smash. The two exchanged single point blows until Axel performed a Release German Suplex then followed it up w/ the Axehole (Hangman’s Facebuster). The exhausted Young could not kick out of the pin and Axel earned a victory. 6 min 55 secs

Cameron v Eva Marie: Cameron hit a Spinning Facebuster early and caught Eva in a Boston Crab (reached ropes). The All Red Everything responded w/ a Reverse STO and got the early pin. 2 min 58 secs

Xavier Woods accompanied by Big E v Seth Rollins: in a match lasting 7 min 6 secs, Woods tallied a total of 3 maneuvers. Rollins landed a Superkick, performed a Rolling Suicide, hit Woods w/ the Slingblade, then got the pin w/ a Small Package roll-up.

The Golden Truth v The Club: 6 straight moves by The Club on Goldust to start the match, including a Magic Killer, Assisted Body Avalanche, Double Grenade and Gutbuster Drop. R-Truth came in on a hot tag and nailed 6 straight of his own, but only the Truth Leg Drop was significant. A Gallows Pole and another Magic Killer resulted in a quick-count pin (pin 1-10, rolled 10) of Truth. 7 min 12 secs

Despite the loss, Goldust challenged Rusev for the Intercontinental Championship. Rusev stormed out and accepted the challenge after Goldust asserted that he and NOT Lana looked best in tights.

Jack Swagger v Chris Jericho: the match of the night. Pre-match, Roman Reigns grabbed the mic from Jericho just before the latter bestowed the Gift of Jericho on the undeserving Dallas crowd. Reigns taunted his upcoming opponent Braun Strowman. This one went back and forth. Jericho had an early Quick Roll-Up Pin but Swagger got his foot on the ropes at the last second. Y2J nailed a Double Underhook Powerbomb. Swagger performed a Biel Throw and had chances for pins w/ a Small Package and Bridging German Suplex. In the 13th minute Swagger caught Jericho in the Patriot Lock, but Jericho escaped. A follow-up German Suplex proved to be too much and Swagger got the pin.

Dean Ambrose v Sheamus: Shane McMahon appeared ringside in wrestling clothes to cheer on Ambrose. After a Head Butt and Closed Fist to Head by Dean, Shane O’Mac jumped into the ring, KOd Ambrose, turning heel, and allowed Sheamus to get the easy pin. WTF?!?!? 1 min 11 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 07, 2017 - 04:12 PM
Post subject: Smackdown 4/5 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 4/5
Toyota Center
Houston, TX
Referee = Chad Patton

Stardust v Adam Rose: after 3 minutes of Rose in control w/ single point moves, Stardust dominated the rest of the way with a Springboard Bionic Elbow, Star Effect (Sitout Side Slam) and Diamond Dust (3/4 Facelock Jawbreaker). Patton, as well as both wrestlers, were stunned when he got in the way of a Suplex. In the confusion, the Rock jumped into the ring from the crowd, KOd Rose and placed Stardust on top. Patton came to just as the Rock disappeared and made the 3-count, giving Stardust the victory. 7 min 1 sec

Rosa Mendes v Brie Bella: pre-match, Paige and Summer Rae attacked Mendes, but Emma made the save. Stephanie McMahon announced a tag team match for 4/19. In the match proper, Brie opened w/ a Thesz Press w/ Punches and followed it up w/ a Backflip Knee Arm Drag. Unimpressed, Mendes performed 7 straight moves, including a Rosa Shoot Kick, Thesz Press and La Peligrosa (Sidewalk Slam). Rosa finished off the Bella sister w/ a Flower Suplex. 5 min 6 secs

The Usos v The Ascension: the heels earned some heat when the Houston crowd vociferously booed their entrance. Konnor landed a Big Boot and Stockade early on Jey Uso. Viktor and Jimmy Uso tagged in, with Viktor hitting a Dropkick and the Uso a Top Rope Corkscrew Senton and Spinning Side Slam. Konnor tagged in. Jey returned and had a couple of unsuccessful pin attempts w/ a Flying Body Press and Small Package. The Usos tagged well and Jimmy returned w/ a Superkick followed by a surprising Figure 4 Leglock. He must have had it locked in tight because Konnor submitted quickly (sub 1-5, rolled 3). 10 min 53 secs

Neville v The Miz w/ valet Maryse: these 2 lost the triple threat match w/ Zack Ryder for the Intercontinental Championship then on 3/28 the Miz pinned Neville but Shane McMahon reversed the result. The Miz was dominating here with an Awesome Clothesline, Sleeper Hold and Gutwrench Suplex before Heath Slater jumped into the ring w/ a Shield, swung and missed Neville but connected w/ Miz, knocking him out. The Man That Gravity Forgot covered for the easy pin. Maryse chased Slater up the entrance ramp, jiggling and wiggling in such a way to inspire impure thoughts in all but the very youngest males in the audience. Once he came to the Miz vowed revenge. 5 min 7 secs

Cesaro v Erick Rowan w/ Luke Harper and injured leader Bray Wyatt: this one didn’t last long (Rowan hit Cesaro w/ Chair, Cesaro performed a pair of Double Foot Stomps) before it spilled into the crowd, where they brawled and showed no interest in returning to the ring. Before the ref counted both of them out, Rowan performed an impressive One Handed Biel Throw on the concrete steps. Double count-out! 5 min 32 secs

Roman Reigns v Braun Strowman w/ Luke Harper and injured leader Bray Wyatt: Reigns got the pin on Strowman on 3/7. This one looked to be a brawl, with Strowman opening w/ a Full Nelson Slam and Reigns nailing a pair of Belly-to-Back Suplexes. But then the Mountain of a Man snapped, grabbed a Steel Chair and whacked both Reigns and Patton. The ref immediately called for the bell and disqualified the Wyatt Family member. 4 min 36 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 09, 2017 - 08:09 PM
Post subject: MD 155 Results
Match Day 155
State Pavilion
Flushing, NY
Referee = Larry Lisowski

DESTINATION RELEGATION GROUP A ROUND 2: Jack Brisco v the Honky Tonk Man: in round 1, Brisco got the submission from Jesse Ventura and HTM submitted to Stan Hansen. Brisco dominated here, with 6 pin/sub attempts to 1 for the Honky Tonk Man. Twice HTM kicked out of a pin attempt at the very last second. A Body Roll Takedown on the exhausted HTM resulted in the pin at 11 min 28 secs. ENDs at the time of the pin were Brisco +1 and HTM -22.

DESTINATION RELEGATION A2: Jesse Ventura v Stan Hansen: a great short match. Going in, the popular thinking was Hansen would win and Group A would come down to him v Brisco. Pre-match, Hansen came at Ventura w/ a Chair, but Lex Luger (who was for a brief period part of Hansen’s stable) stopped the assault and bashed Hansen w/ it (-7 END)! Ventura exhausted Hansen right away w/ a Shoulder Block and Bear Hug, coming close to getting the submission w/ the latter. Hansen applied an Abdominal Stretch then went on a 7 move run that included a Running Lariat, Texas Stomp and Brazos Valley Backbreaker. Ventura responded w/ a Hip Roll and went for the cover but couldn’t get the 3-count. Hansen grabbed his Branding Iron and bashed Ventura with it, unseen by Lisowki, and went for the pin on the exhausted Body, but he reached the ropes. The Body then caught the Lariat in his finishing Inverted Body Vice. Hansen was unable to break the hold and submitted. 8 min 21 secs

Mil Mascara v Pat Patterson: Mascaras won his debut in 2 moves – a Monkey Flip and Quick Roll-Up Pin. 52 secs

The Junkyard Dog & Bobo Brazil v Ken Patera & King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Bundy was doing everything possible to win this one, or get disqualified: he used a Cattle Prod (his new preferred object) on JYD (crossing all sorts of lines), hit Bobo w/ a Chair, and landed his Atlantic City Avalanche on Brazil. Lisowski called for the bell and disqualified Heenan’s boys when Patera grabbed a pair of chairs, tossed one to his partner, and the 2 proceeded to pummel JYD and Brazil. The locker room emptied to stop the beating. 6 min 10 secs

Wahoo McDaniel v Jerry Lawler: Heenan had his other henchman, Big John Studd and Paul Orndorff, double-team Wahoo during the latter's pre-match interview (-10 END). Lawler exhausted his former tag team partner McDaniel w/ a Release German Suplex then got the pin after a Fireball, apparently missed just like the earlier Branding Iron by Lisowski. Heenan gave an interview later in which he said he wanted to show Lawler what he could for him if he was part of his stable. For his part, Lawler seemed impressed. 2 min 39 secs

The Crusher v Nick Bockwinkel: 2 former World Heavyweight Champions and 2 very proud men. Crusher won the title from Bockwinkel on MD 118 then lost it back to him on MD 124. Bockwinkel dominated this one, w/ 5 pin/sub attempts to 0 for Crusher. A Bockwinkel Body Slam finished this one off w/ the heel getting the pin at 6 min 45 secs.
Derek Kraft - Jan 12, 2017 - 06:44 PM
Post subject: MD 156 results
Match Day 156
Anderson Theater
New York, NY
Referee = Tom “Rocky” Stone

DESTINATION RELEGATION II GROUP B ROUND 2: Tito Santana v Mr. Saito: in rd 1 Santana was DQd against Orndorff & Saito pinned Blanchard. Santana hit 5 of the 1st 6 moves here but Saito’s Slam on Concrete was the most significant in the early going. Saito earned a pin attempt w/ a Bridging German Suplex then tired Santana w/ a Nerve Hold. Santana landed a nice Dropkick then earned his own pin attempt after a Figure 4 Leglock. A finishing Flying Slingshot allowed Santana to get the pin. 11 min 9 secs

DESTINATION RELEGATION II B2: Tully Blanchard v Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Larry Zbyszko showed some solidarity w/ Tully Blanchard, joining him for his entrance. Mr. Wonderful went outside the ring just as the bell rang to what looked like consult w/ Heenan. But when Blanchard followed, Orndorff nailed an Atomic Drop on him. Blanchard was in danger of being counted out but made it back just in time. Blanchard performed 7 of the next 8 moves, including a Stalling Suplex and Delayed Knee Drop, tiring his opponent. A Sleeper Hold by Orndorff almost got the submission but Blanchard escaped just in time (sub 1-2, rolled 3). Blanchard performed Multiple Stomps but Rocky was distracted by Heenan. The ref turned around just as Orndorff rolled Blanchard up in a Small Package (kick out). A finishing Piledriver by Tully decided this one, as he got the cover at 12 min 51 secs.

Bobo Brazil v JBL: JBL berated the hapless announcer for also wearing a cowboy hat (+1 heat, +3 END). Solid match w/ JBL mostly in control but Bobo landing a Forearm Smash to Back and earning a pin attempt after a Body Slam. JBL hit a Last Call (Fallaway Slam), a Clothesline from Hell and got the pin on the exhausted Brazil after a Swinging Neckbreaker. Bobo has now lost 5 of his last 6 matches. 7 min 25 secs

Sting v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: on MD 153 Sting never made it to the ring against Studd because Ken Patera surprised him w/ a Swinging Neckbreaker on the ramp. This one was decided in the 9th min when Studd came at Sting w/ a Singapore Cane (Studd’s preferred foreign object). Sting blocked the attack, grabbed the weapon and bashed Studd w/ it. The clueless Stone disqualified Sting! 8 min 40 secs

The High Flyers v The Russians: on MD 152 the Flyers joined the Kangaroos in a post-match beating of the Russians. Here, Jim Brunzell and Greg Gagne teamed for Multiple Dropkicks then Brunzell executed a Monkey Flip on Ivan Koloff. Nikita Koloff tagged in, the heels performed a Press Slam/Elbow Drop combo, and a minute later Nikita caught Brunzell in a Full Nelson. Brunzell submitted quickly (sub 1-4, rolled 1). 2 min 53 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Triple Threat Match: Champion Dick the Bruiser v Magnum TA v Nick Bockwinkel: on paper this was excellent and in reality it was pretty darn good. Bruiser had no champion’s advantage under triple threat rules (first pinfall/submission wins match and title). He and MTA teamed for a Double Hip Toss early and he followed up w/ a DDT on MTA, trying but failing to get the pin. Magnum and Bockwinkel teamed up to deliver a Bockwinkel Dropkick and Magnum Diving Knee Drop on Bruiser, then less than a minute later a Fireman’s Carry and Kick to Ribs, exhausting the champion. Bockwinkle caught Bruiser in the Sleeper but MTA broke it up. Bockwinkel became exhausted on a Bruiser Reverse Chinlock. MTA set up his finisher but Bockwinkel countered w/ an Eye Gouge, exhausting MTA. Magnum nailed his finisher, the Belly-to-Belly Suplex on Bruiser but the champ rolled out of the ring before MTA could make the cover. Bockwinkel pulled the same stunt after a Magnum Piledriver less than 2 mins later. With Bockwinkel out of commission, MTA performed an impressive Piledriver / Belly-to-Belly Suplex combo, but Bruiser kicked out of the pin attempt. Dick landed a Top Rope Knee Drop on Bockwinkel and it was MTA’s turn to break up the pin. Magnum TA performed yet another Belly-to-Belly Suplex, this time on Bockwinkel. Dick failed to break it up, the ref made his count, 1-2-3, and Magnum TA regained the World Heavyweight Championship! ENDS at the time of the pin were MTA -9, Bockwinkel -19 and Bruiser -27.
Derek Kraft - Jan 17, 2017 - 06:51 PM
Post subject: MD 157 results
Match Day 157
McDonough Arena, Georgetown University
Washington DC
Referee = Todd Sinclair

DESTINATION RELEGATION II GROUP C ROUND 2: Roddy Piper w/ bodyguard Bob Orton v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: each pinned his opponent in Round 1, w/ Piper besting Adrian Adonis and Patera Buddy Rose. Patera performed a Piledriver early but it was 2 Fireman’s Carries followed by a Figure 4 Leglock that won this one for Piper. Patera submitted at 6 min 14 secs.

DESTINATION RELEGATION II C2: Adrian Adonis v Buddy Rose: Adonis almost got the pin right away on a Quick Roll-Up but Rose kicked out at the last second (pin 1-6, rolled 7). Rose then performed 10 of the next 11 moves, including a Body Slam, Hit w/ Chair, Atomic Drop, Stalling Suplex and Knee Smash. Undaunted, Adonis fought back w/ a Shoulderblock off Ropes and Low Blow. He applied the Sleeper and went for the pin. Sinclair counted 1-2-3, and Adrian got the much-needed win. 8 min 9 secs

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Pedro Morales v Champion Randy Savage: excellent match! Savage almost go the submission early with Morales’s own move, the Boston Crab, but he broke the hold just in time (sub 1-3, rolled 4). Pedro earned a pin attempt w/ a Flying Body Press in the 7th minute. A Flying Elbow by the Macho Man exhausted Morales. Savage earned more pin attempts w/ a Body Slam and Flying Body Press of his own. Savage also locked in his Sleeper. Each earned another pin attempt w/ his own Flying Body Press. Morales Slammed Savage through the Announcer’s Table outside the ring. When the action returned inside the squared circle, the Puerto Rican legend landed another Flying Body Press. He covered, Sinclair made the count, and Pedro Morales became your new Television Champion! ENDs at the time of the pin were Morales -18 and Savage -13. Savage had successfully defended the title 6x. 17 min 53 secs

Bruno Sammartino v The Sheik: Larry Zbyszko interfered in this match on MD 151, battering Sammartino and causing his tag team partner to be disqualified. The Sheik had the 1st 5 pin/sub attempts of the match, including w/ a Camel Clutch and after an Arabian Facebuster but couldn’t put the Living Legend away. Sammartino battled back w/ a Bruno Body Slam, Bear Hug and Shoulder Block. After 8 minutes both men were exhausted. The match turned when the action went outside and Bruno Slammed the Sheik through the Announcer’s Table. Back inside, Sammartino applied a Full Nelson and Bear Hug back to back, but the Sheik refused to submit. Bruno Punches did him in though, and Sammartino got the pin at 15 min 24 secs.

Dusty Rhodes & Verne Gagne v The Minnesota Wrecking Crew w/ manager Johnny Valiant: this bout had its genesis on MD 153, when the Crew attacked Dusty pre-match and Verne made the save. The faces looked good early, w/ Rhodes performing Dusty Punches, a Sleeper and a High Knee & Elbow Smash combo, and even got a little dirty by grabbing a fist full of tights on a Quick Pin Move, and Verne a pair of Head Scissors and Flying Body Press. Lars tagged in hot and landed a Blatant Low Blow (-5 END). A Double Running Lariat by the Crew forced Gagne to use his savvy to avoid the pin. Valiant pulled Gagne outside the ring. Lars followed and got Body Slammed on the Concrete and Slammed through Table for his trouble. Back in the ring Dusty landed his patented Bionic Elbow and went for the cover. Imagine his surprise when Valiant pulled him off! The Crew earned 3 consecutive pin attempts after an Atomic Drop/Reverse Atomic Drop Combo, a Lars Hip Toss and another Double Running Lariat, but couldn’t get the 3-count. Dusty applied a Figure 4 and landed another Bionic Elbow but Ole broke up both pin attempts. Ole executed a pair of Fireman’s Carries on Verne but Dusty broke up the 1st pin attempt and Verne got his foot on the ropes at the last second after the 2nd (pin 1-6, rolled 4 but 6 6-sided). Sinclair called for the bell and the match was declared a 30 minute time limit draw!

Hulk Hogan v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the most recent encounters in this feud were on MD 142 when Heenan repeatedly interfered, allowing Studd to get the roll-up pin and MD 150 when Ken Patera and Studd attacked Hogan during his bout w/ Ric Flair, putting the Hulkster out of commission for 2 weeks. Here, Heenan distracted Sinclair early, allowing King Kong Bundy to sneak into the ring and perform an Avalanche after a Studd Big Boot (-5 END). Hogan had his moments but this one was mostly controlled by Studd, who finished w/ 5 pin/sub attempts to 2 for Hogan. Big John got the pin after an Atomic Drop. 12 min 2 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 18, 2017 - 07:25 PM
Post subject: MD 158 results
Match Day 158
The Club Agora
Columbus, OH
Referee = Red Shoes Unno

DESTINATION RELEGATION II GROUP D ROUND 2: The Junkyard Dog v Hacksaw Duggan: both lost in round 1, w/ JYD being pinned by Larry Zbyszko and HD submitting to Valentine. Duggan was vociferously booed by the Buckeye crowd. Each man hit a Shoulder Block early w/ JYD adding a Headbutt. Hacksaw earned the 1st pin attempt w/ a 3-Point Stance Clothesline. Duggan earned another after rolling JYD back into the ring following a Hit w/ Chair outside (JYD kicked out at the last second). JYD nailed The Thump, exhausting Duggan, but failing to get the pin. A 2nd 3-Point Stance Clothesline ended this one, w/ Duggan getting the pin at 9 min 17 secs.

DESTINATION RELEGATION II D2: Greg Valentine v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: the New Living Legend applied an Armbar and nailed a Piledriver early, but it was a Hammer Figure 4 that earned the match’s 1st pin/sub attempt. Dangerously then pummeled Valentine outside the ring while Zbyszko distracted Unno (-4 END). Zbyszko dominated the rest of the way w/ an Abdominal Stretch, Double Chop, Piledriver and eventually getting the pin after a Shoulder Breaker at 13 min 51 secs. ENDs at the end were Zbyszko -2 and Valentine -26.

Tommy Rich v Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: Steamboat joined Rich for his entrance, giving the face an added pop (+1 END). Rich opened w/ a 2nd Rope Body Press and Atomic Drop, but Arakawa then rattled off 8 of the next 9 moves, including a Thrust Kick and Hansen tripping Rich. Rich battled back w/ a Flying Fist Drop then almost got the pin after an Elbow Smash. A Piledriver broke the camel’s back and Arakawa was pinned at 8 min 42 secs.

Jimmy Snuka v Rick Rude: Superfly got the submission victory w/ the Brain Claw but the big news here was the post-match announcement that Rude would miss 3 weeks of action due to a knee injury, apparently suffered when he was Slammed through Announcer’s Table (-8 END). Get well, get well soon, we want you to get well, Rick Rude!

Verne Gagne v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: each man entered the contest on a 4 match losing streak. Slaughter had the advantage early w/ a pair of Body Slams, a Power Slam and a Military Knee to Gut. Gagne almost got the surprise pin w/ a Small Package but Slaughter reached the ropes just before Unno’s hand came down for the 3rd time. Gagne continued w/ a Sleeper and Minnesota Body Slam. But a Stalling Suplex and a pair of Cobra Clutches by Slaughter allowed him to get the pin at the 10 min mark.

STIPULATION MATCH-Losers Done as a Tag Team: Tito Santana & Pedro Morales v Mr. Saito & Gene Kiniski: with Santana and Saito both involved in Destination Relegation II, this match took on even more pertinence. Recognizing this, Saito grabbed a Fist Full of Tights and went for a Quick Pin Move early but couldn’t get the 3-count. He and Kiniski teamed for a Double Clothesline on Morales. Santana tagged in and they teamed for a Double DDT before Tito came close to getting a pin w/ an Electric Chair Drop & Roll-Up. Saito was tired after Repeated Punches to Face by Morales followed by a Santana Mule Kick. Kiniski came in on a hot tag and evened up the match quickly, nailing a Canadian Press, teaming w/ his partner for a Side Kick/Body Slam combo, then performing a Back Drop. Minutes later the heels performed a Double Powerbomb. Morales came in on a hot tag but only hit single pt moves. Kiniski put him in the Canadian Press then tagged out, teaming for a Back Drop/Nerve Hold combo on his way out. Santana returned and went for the Figure 4 but Saito reached the ropes. Saito executed a Throat Thrust then the heels performed another double-team move, this time a Double Back Elbow Smash. Santana fought through the pain and performed another Electric Chair Drop and Roll Up. He covered, Unno began the count, Kiniski was met by Morales, and Santana/Morales got the win. 13 min 4 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 21, 2017 - 01:26 PM
Post subject: Raw 4/11 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 4/11
Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA
Referee = Charles Robinson

Zack Ryder v Seth Rollins: Seth hit an Inverted Huracanrana before the action spilled outside the ring. Robinson was on the verge of a 10-count when Damien Sandow disabled him. Ryan Tran ran to the ring and continued the match. Zack hit 5 consecutive moves, including an Inverted Atomic Drop, Diving Headbutt Drop and a pair of Double High Knees. Seth tired Zack w/ Rolling Suicide and a Turnbuckle Powerbomb. Ryder got the pin though after a sweet finishing sequence of Swinging Neckbreaker, Broski Boot and Elbro Drop! 8 min 16 secs

R-Truth v Kevin Owens: Truth performed the 1st 7 moves, all 2+ pts, including a pair of Lie Detectors (Corkscrew Flying Forearm Smash) and an Inverted Suplex Slam and looked well on his way to victory. Then Chris Jericho showed up (later in the night he and Kevin would reveal they were “best friends”) and distracted Tran, which allowed Owens to undo the turnbuckle and Powerbomb Truth into the corner without the protective layer (-7 END). Owens followed it up w/ a Moonsault and 4 straight single pointers. Truth’s What’s Up? (Leaping Reveres STO) surprised the rotund Owens and earned the 3-count from the well-positioned Tran. 7 min 11 secs

Kane v Ryback: Kane landed a Short-Arm Clothesline early then got the submission w/ a Sleeper. 3 min 5 secs

Dean Ambrose v Shane McMahon: who could forget on 4/4 when Shane O’Mac cheered on the Lunatic Fringe in the latter’s match against Sheamus, then turned on him, KOing him. Here, Shane was too busy jawing w/ the partisan crowd to notice the bell, allowing Dean to nail his finishing Spinning Side Slam. McMahon kicked out then hit a Shane Elbow Drop and Shane-O-Shuffle. Ambrose connected w/ a Diving Elbow Drop before Shane took over again. Shane hit a pair of Shane-o-Shuffles, another Shane Elbow Drop and finished Dean off w/ a Facelock Neckbreaker, getting the pin at 9 min 6 secs. The third upset of the night on Raw!

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Champions The Lucha Dragons v The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) w/ Xavier Woods: the match was even early on w/ Kofi performing a Superplex, Kalisto a Handstand Headscissors Takedown, Sin Cara a Springboard Moonsault and Big E a pair of Running Splashes. Everyone was doing what they did best! The New Day hit consecutive double-team moves (Shoulder Block/Leg Drop and Shoulder Breaker/Running High Knee), tiring Kalisto. Sin Cara tagged in a hot tag and performed 10 straight moves, including a Suicide Dive, double-team High & Low Dropkicks, Single Leg Boston Crab and Corskscrew Plancha. By the end of that run Kingston was exhausted. Kalisto and Big E returned, and this time it was the New Day’s turn for a run, with a Running Splash, Midnight Hour and Belly-to-Booty. Woods then distracted the ref, which allowed Big E to nail Multiple Rib Breakers and Spear through 2nd Rope. Kalisto somehow kicked out of the pin attempt. Sin Cara returned and he and Big E exchanged blows before the Dragons performed their finisher-Salida del Sol & Swanton Bomb. Kofi couldn’t break up the pin, Tran counted to 3, and the Lucha Dragons retained the tag team titles! 20 min 51 secs

STIPULATION MATCH-Triple Threat Match-Winner Gets Women’s Title Shot: Sasha Banks v Paige v Tamina: Sasha got beaten up early, w/ Tamina Superplexing her and Paige hitting a Paige-Turner (Swinging Leg Hook Fireman’s Carry Slam), Hair Pull Toss and Multiple Short-Arm Clotheslines. Paige landed a Side Kick on Tamina then the same on Sasha, but then while celebrating Banks rolled her up in a Small Package (Tamina broke it up). Paige had no allegiances, teaming up w/ Tamina for a Double DDT on Sasha, then immediately after working w/ Sasha for a Double Powerbomb. Paige applied the Black Widow (Octopus Hold) on Tamina but Sasha broke it up. Paige continued to control the match, applying an STF on Sasha and hitting the Ram-Paige on both Sasha and Tamina. Paige hit the Ram-Paige again on Tamina. She covered, Banks couldn’t break it up, the ref counted to 3, and Paige earned the victory and title shot. 15 min 8 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 21, 2017 - 01:39 PM
Post subject: Triple Threat Rules
Is anyone interested in the rules I have created for the Triple Threat matches? Am I allowed to post them? Thanks to Steve Williams for the basic concept of using 3 different 6-sided die, 1 for each wrestler, to determine control!

The 3 things I wanted to incorporate are (1) breaking up pins/subs (in a Triple Threat match the 1st pin/sub wins, so the 3rd person in the match has an incentive to break up), (2) rolling out of the ring (X hits a move on Y and the first thing Y does is roll out of the ring to avoid a pin attempt), and (3) double-team moves (X & Y team up on Z).

I think the results I get are pretty realistic. I have had about 5 of these matches and each have gone a decent length. The last thing I want is a really quick ending in one of these matches, and the rules I have help avoid that. I have also adjusted the rules as I go along to make the matches even more realistic.
Derek Kraft - Jan 23, 2017 - 05:54 PM
Post subject: Smackdown 4/12 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 4/12
Valley View Casino Center
San Diego, CA
Referee = Rod Zapata

Kofi Kingston w/ ally Xavier Woods v Chris Jericho: quick and easy victory for the New Day’s Kofi Kingston as he got a roll-up pin. Post-match, Y2J and his new best friend Kevin Owens challenged the New Day to a bout. 1 min 33 secs

Nikki Bella v Summer Rae: ladies, please! On 3/28 Summer Rae DDT’d Nikki then with Alica Fox brutally beat her, resulting in a 2 week injury to the lovely Bella. Here, pre-match, Summer came at Nikki w/ a Steel Chair, but Emma intervened and used the Chair on Summer (-7 END)! The fans knew what was coming-a squash match for Nikki. But someone forgot to tell Summer, who opened w/ 4 straight moves, including a Kneeling Mat Slam and Big Boot. Nikki responded w/ 4 straight moves of her own, including a Spinebuster and Snap Mare Knee Attack. Summer earned the 1st pin attempt of the match w/ a Superplex, but Nikki reached the ropes. Bella nailed her Rack Attack but Summer kicked out of the pin. Nikki went to the middle turnbuckle and performed a Flying Body Press. Zapata made the count and Nikki got the pin. Post-match though, Summer attacked Nikki w/ a Nightstick, clocking her in the head. A medical examination later revealed a concussion. Nikki will be out for 1 month!

Zack Ryder & Dean Ambrose v The Social Outcasts (Heath Slater & Bo Dallas): Bo hit the Bo-Dazzler early on Ryder then followed it up w/ a Low Blow/Quick Roll-Up combo. Dean wasn’t fast enough, Zapata made the count, and the Social Outcasts got the upset victory! 2 min 7 secs

Randy Orton v AJ Styles: AJ locked in the Stylin’ Crab early and walloped Orton w/ a Baseball Bat. The Apex Predator performed a Swinging Neckbreaker and Orton Elevated DDT. The Phenomenal One then nailed the final 5 moves, including a Stylin’ DDT and Styles Clash, getting the submission on an exhausted Orton w/ a Calf Crusher. 8 min 40 secs

STIPULATION MATCH-winner gets WWE World Heavyweight Championship bout-Jack Swagger v Sheamus: the Celtic Warrior dominated here, hitting a Drop Suplex, Irish Curse Backbreaker and Celtic Cross before putting Swagger away w/ a 2nd Celtic Cross. Sheamus got the pin at 4 min 6 secs. Next week on Smackdown, it will be John Cena v Sheamus for the world title!

INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Goldust v Champion Rusev w/ valet Lana: the match spilled outside the ring early and it looked like a likely double count-out but Lana smashed Zapata w/ Brass Knuckles pulled out of her dainty purse. The match resumed w/ Mike Chioda as ref and both combatants back in the ring. Rusev used the Brass Knuckles on Goldust, unbeknownst to Chioda. Lana inadvertently distracted Rusev, allowing Goldust to land a Dropdown Uppercut. Rusev performed a Running Hip Attack. Goldust tired the Bulgarian Brute w/ a pair of Dropdown Uppercuts. Rusev evened the bout w/ a Roundhouse Kick. The match was open for someone to take. Goldust went for it, landing a 2nd Rope Bulldog. He covered, Chioda made the count, and Goldust is your new Intercontinental Champion! 7 min 23 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 24, 2017 - 04:59 PM
Post subject: MD 159 Results
Match Day 159
Community Concourse
San Diego, CA
Referee = Brian Hebner

DESTINATION RELEGATION II GROUP A ROUND 3: Jack Brisco v Stan Hansen: Brisco is 2-0 in the tournament, w/ a sub victory v Jesse Ventura and a pin of the Honky Tonk Man. Hansen has a sub victory v HTM and a sub loss v Ventura. Hansen performed a Texas Stomp and a Superplex, but Brisco Slamming Hansen through the Announcer’s Table changed this one (-8 END). A Flying Forearm allowed Brisco to get the pin, win the group and secure his place in the RWF. 3 min 39 secs

DESTINATION RELEGATION II A3: Jesse Ventura v The Honky Tonk Man: the Body performed a Body Slam and covered, Hebner made the count, and the Honky Tonk Man lost the match and his livelihood in the RWF! 2 min 4 secs

Rick Martel v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: the Hitman got the pin on MD 147. Bret used his preferred foreign object, a Singapore Cane, early here then nailed a Snap Suplex. Martel tired Hart w/ 3 Diving Crossbodies. Hart responded w/ a DDT, Inverted Atomic Drop and Piledriver, earning the 1st pin attempt of the match. Martel exhausted Hart w/ a Gutwrench Suplex, Airplane Spin and Boston Crab. The Mouth of the South tried to turn the tide when he threw Brass Knuckles into the ring, but it was Martel who grabbed and used them (-10 END)! A Slingshot Splash soon after ended this one in Martel’s favor. 12 min 44 secs

John Cena v The Iron Sheik: Cene came into the bout w/ a 2-1 edge in the rivalry, and ended this one quickly w/ a Boston Crab, forcing the submission at 1 min 40 secs.

Andre the Giant v Jake Roberts: one of those matches that lasted much longer than you would think, but with the expected result. Andre dominated. By the time he got the pin after a Sitting Splash, he led in END + 3 to -19. This was the 6th win in Andre’s last 7 matches. He has to be considered a contender. 11 min 26 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: The British Bulldogs v Champions The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: Zbyszko almost got the pin on the opening move w/ a Small Package but Davey Boy Smith kicked out at the last second (pin 1-3, rolled 4). Zbyszko kept the momentum going w/ a Standing Reverse Figure 4 Leglock, Flying Kneedrop and Abdominal Stretch, tiring the Bulldog. The Dynamite Kid came in on a hot tag, performed 3 single pt moves then teamed w/ his partner for a Sandwich Clothesline. All hell broke loose when Ox Baker entered the ring and DDT’d the Kid. Hebner immediately called for the bell and DQ. The heels then brutally beat the Bulldogs. Dr. Brenda Buttons examined the Kid post-match and found a hamstring injury that would need 2 weeks to heal. The Bulldogs vowed revenge on Baker. 5 min 9 secs
Derek Kraft - Jan 26, 2017 - 03:29 PM
Post subject: MD 160 Results
Match Day 160
Universal Amphitheater
Universal City, CA
Referee = Drake Wuertz

DESTINATION RELEGATION II GROUP B ROUND 3: Tito Santana v Tully Blanchard: To bring you up to date, Santana lost by DQ to Paul Orndorff then pinned Mr. Saito, while Blanchard was pinned by Saito then pinned Orndorff. Tito landed an Elbow Smash early here and Blanchard came back w/ a Chop Block. But for some reason Larry Zbyszko got involved, entering the ring and Powerbombing Santana. The ref called for the bell and DQd Blanchard. The heels took their wrath out on Santana. 2 min 33 secs

DESTINATION RELEGATION II B3: Mr. Saito v Paul Orndorff w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Mr. Wonderful dominated the 1st 5 mins, performing an Atomic Drop, Running Clothesline and Body Slam, and allowing Saito only 3 moves. But a Karate Kick by Saito proved decisive, and he got the surprise pin, winning the group. Paul Orndorff is relegated! Bad went to worse for Orndorff when Gene Kiniski joined his former tag team partner (see MD 158) in the ring to administer a beatdown of Heenan’s charge. 6 min 32 secs

The Ultimate Warrior v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Bundy is tough to put away and has more endurance that you’d think a big guy would have. But the Warrior dominated, hitting Multiple Warrior Clotheslines, a Warrior Splash and Warrior Corner Splash. After exhausting KKB, the Warrior impressively demonstrated his great strength with a Gorilla Press Drop. The Ultimate Warrior got the pin after a Leaping Shoulder Block at 9 min 45 secs.

Dusty Rhodes v JBL: this was a good one. JBL was in control early after a Gutwrench Suplex and Superplex, but then Wuertz got knocked out inadvertently after a whip to the ropes. The match resumed w/ notorious babyface referee Connie Marker as the replacement. Not surprisingly, Dusty turned it around, performing 10 of the next 12 moves, including a Body Slam (JBL got his foot on ropes at the very last second), Power Slam and Dropkick. An exhausted JBL battled back though with a Swinging Neckbreaker and Elbow Drop. Then, somehow, a box of Thumbtacks spilled on the mat. There are those ringside who swear they came out of JBL’s trunks, but Marker only saw the what and not the how and allowed the match to continue. JBL took advantage and Body Slammed Rhodes onto the Thumbtacks! Dusty was bloody, JBL nailed a Flying Body Press, and Marker made the 3-count. 11 min 28 secs

The Crusher & Otto Wanz v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes & Nick Bockinwkel: the heels tried a pre-match sneak attack w/ Brass Knuckles but Crusher and Wanz foiled it and used the objects against them (-4 END for each heel). The match was full of action, with 10 pin/sub moves between the tag teams. Otto hit a Big Otto Splash on Bockwinkel. Both teams performed Double Dropkicks. Crusher exhausted Bockwinkel w/ a Full Nelson. Bockwinkel exhausted Crusher w/ a Piledriver. Wanz almost got the pin after a German Headscissor but Bockwinkel got his foot on the ropes just in time (pin 1-7, rolled 6 but 6 6-sided). Slaughter exhausted Wanz w/ a Cobra Clutch. Crusher exhausted Slaughter w/ a Bolo Punch. The match was pretty even. Who would blink first? Big Otto Splash! Bockwinkel is out, the referee makes the count and Crusher and Wanz win! 19 min 13 secs

UNITES STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Mad Dog Vachon v Harley Race: Handsome Harley went for a pre-match sneak attack but the Mad Dog was ready and Bit his Forehead! The champ followed up an opening minute DDT w/ his finishing Piledriver. A tired Race was unable to kick out and MDV successfully defended his US title. 1 min 39 secs
Derek Kraft - Feb 01, 2017 - 01:13 PM
Post subject: MD 161 results
Match Day 161
Euphoria Ballroom
San Rafael, CA
Referee = Johnny Shorn

DESTINATION RELEGATION II GROUP C ROUND 3: Roddy Piper v Buddy Rose: whether it was Rose getting a boost from introducing a new heel, Austin Idol (and Buddy’s replacement since he already lost the group and will be relegated), or Piper realizing the match meant nothing as he had already secured his RWF position by winning the group, Rose made quick work of Roddy and got the pin after a Body Slam. 1 min 36 secs

DESTINATION RELEGATION II C3: Adrian Adonis v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: not much on the line here with both guys going into the playoff to battle for their Federation lives. That didn’t stop Patera from whacking Adonis w/ a Chair or Heenan from Throwing a Fireball (-5 END)! And it certainly did not deter stablemate King Kong Bundy from entering the ring and DDTing Adonis, drawing the immediate DQ. The heels then started beating up Adrian, but were stopped when…his old tag team partner Jesse Ventura made the save! Post-match, “the East-West Connection is back,” said the Body! 3 min 19 secs

The Kangaroos v Ox & Baron: on MD 145 the ‘Roos watched ringside and distracted Baker and Von Raschke when the heels battled Tito Santana & Pedro Morales. Baker opened the action by Biting Don Kent, tiring him w/ a Heart Punch, Whipping Kent into the Ropes, exhausting him w/ a 2nd Heart Punch and almost getting the pin after a Body Slam (foot on ropes at last second). Baker decided to give his partner a chance, and they teamed for a Running Knee Smash/The Claw and a Choke w/ Whip while the other distracted Shorn. The embattled Kent was finally able to tag out and Al Costello demonstrated some offense w/ a Mouth Stretch, Back Drop and Hit w/ Chair. Baker returned and reestablished momentum for his team. The Ox nailed a Running Knee Smash while the Baron held Costello w/ the Claw. A Backbreaker by the Baron resulted in a pin of the exhausted Costello. But then Commissioner Buttons appeared and reversed the result of the match, citing the flagrant and persistent cheating of Ox and Baron, which has no place in the RWF! The Euphoria Ballroom crowd went wild, chanting, “Butt-ons, Butt-ons!” 13 min 54 secs

Ricky Steamboat v Kurt Angle: a Karate Thrust and Head Scissor Takedown put the Dragon ahead, and when he found and used Angle’s hidden Screwdriver (-8 END), the proverbial writing was on the wall. Steamboat finished him off w/ a Piledriver. 3 min 4 secs

Lex Luger v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: another fast match, w/ Superstar taking the advantage w/ a Backbreaker and Side Headlock, then grabbing a Fist Full of Tights on a Quick Pin Move and getting the 3-count from Shorn. Luger was pissed and demanded a rematch! 5 min 33 secs

Antonio Inoki v Jerry Lawler: Andy Kaufman got involved in the action at ringside, refusing to be intimidated by Lawler. Inoki pushed Lawler away, telling him to pick on someone his own size. This one got even crazier when the match proper began as Wahoo McDaniel, a member of Inoki’s gang, appeared ringside and knocked out Inoki w/ a Tomahawk whack, allowing Lawler to get the easy pin. Wahoo turned heel! What a strange evening. 1 min 2 secs
Derek Kraft - Feb 03, 2017 - 06:57 PM
Post subject: MD 162 results
Match Day 162
Family Dog at the Great Highway
San Francisco, CA
Referee = Ralph Hamilton

DESTINATION RELEGATION II GROUP D ROUND 3: The Junkyard Dog v Greg Valentine: the Hammer forced a submission out of Hacksaw Duggan then was pinned by Larry Zbyszko. The former World Heavyweight Champion JYD needed to win this one having been pinned in his 2 prior group matches. The ref was distracted by a commotion at ringside as the bell rang, and Valentine took advantage, using a Staple Gun on JYD. The ref turned around to see the Hammer toss the gun and JYD showed him his chest, where 2 staples were implanted (1 DQ pt). Valentine nailed a Pointed Elbow to Gut then applied a pair of Boston Crabs. JYD applied a submission hold of his own, an Abdominal Stretch before Valentine reasserted control w/ a Neckbreaker and Vertical Suplex. JYD looked like he had a chance after a Hit w/ Chair, Turnbuckle Ram and DDT, but the Hammer locked in his finishing Figure 4. JYD escaped but Valentine got the pin immediately after. JYD lost the group and was relegated! Valentine, who would have to wait for the next match to find out his fate, declared post-match “no more Mr. Nice Guy” and that he was willing to do whatever it takes to remain in the RWF. 9 min 18 secs

DESTINATION RELEGATION II D3: Hacksaw Duggan v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: Z’s manager might be named Dangerously, but we all know who the most dangerous man in the RWF is-tag team partner the Sheik. And he accompanied Zbyszko down the ramp for the entrance. As long as he was not pinned or submitted, Zbyszko would win the group. Hacksaw knew it and came out guns a blazin’, performing a trifecta of Power Slams, a Three-Point Stance Clothesline and a Sleeper Hold. The Sheik had seen enough, and surprised Duggan w/ an Arabian Facebuster. Hamilton disqualified Zbyszko, playing right into his hands. The heels then beat up Hacksaw. Zbyszko secured his place in the Federation while Duggan moved on to the playoffs along w/ Valentine. 5 min 31 secs

Argentina Rocca v The Sheik: Rocca earned a huge pop when he introduced a new wrestler to the RWF, the long-awaited Lou Thesz! Rocca was still basking in the adulation when the bell rang. The Sheik immediately threw Argentina to the mat and applied his finisher, the Camel Clutch. Rocca was stunned and forced to submit in 22 secs! The Sheik broke a 6 match [singles] losing streak.

The Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering v The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious: sometimes you have a match-up that looks bad on paper but ends up being exhilarating in actuality. Then you have this, a great match-up on paper that disappoints. Hawk must have been distracted when the bell rang because Michael Hayes immediately rolled him up in a Small Package and got the pin (1-4, rolled 3). The rivalry is now tied at 2 wins apiece. 37 secs

Otto Wanz v Gene Kiniski: big Otto applied a Bear Hug early then came close to getting a pin after a Powerbomb in the 6th minute, but Kiniski got his foot on the ropes at the last second. A Shoulder Smash seemed to not only soften Gene up a little more but also tired him. But Kiniski was only biding his time. He hit 5 of the next 6 moves, including a pair of ruthless Backbreakers, earning the 3-count after the 2nd on an exhausted Wanz. 9 min 42 secs

STIPULATION MATCH – winner gets World Heavyweight Championship match – Dick the Bruiser v Nick Bockwinkel (no double DQ, no double count-out, no draw and no time limit): Bruiser had the advantage early, landing a DDT, a Closed Fist to Head that resulted in a cut, Headlock & Punches and Forearm Smash to Chest. Bockwinkel fought back w/ a Flying Leg Smash and Dropkick and tried for a Quick Roll-Up. Dick was caught using a Roll of Quarters but only given a warning. After a Piledriver and Sleeper by Bockwinkel, the match was tied at -12 END. Dick performed a 2nd Rope Knee Drop. Bockwinkel responded w/ a Foreign Object of his own, a CPR Doll (which will be his preferred object going forward)! Bruiser executed another Headlock & Punches and went for the pin. Hamilton made the count, 1-2-3, and Bruiser earned a title shot. 14 min 40 secs
Derek Kraft - Feb 03, 2017 - 07:14 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 18
Official Rankings # 18
Calculated after the results of MD 162 and audited by the esteemed accounting firm, Arthur Andersen

1. World Heavyweight Champion Magnum TA (3)
2. Dick the Bruiser (NR)
3. United States Champion Mad Dog Vachon (6)
4. Ric Flair (2)
5. Nick Bockwinkel (1)
6. Andre the Giant (10)
7. Antonio Inoki (4)
8. Ricky Steamboat (NR)
9. Television Champion Pedro Morales (NR)
10. Randy Savage (5)

Tag Teams
1. World Tag Team Champions The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko (NR)
2. The British Bulldogs (1)
3. The Road Warriors (3)
4. The Crusher & Otto Wanz (NR)

Note: the number in parentheses to the right of the wrestler/tag team refers to the previous ranking.
GV - Feb 10, 2017 - 01:20 PM
Post subject: RE: Official Rankings # 18
Dick the Bruiser catapults himself to Number One Contender after the big win over Bockwinkel in San Francisco. How will he fare in the title match against Magnum TA ? Time will tell !
Derek Kraft - Feb 11, 2017 - 11:48 PM
Post subject: Re: RE: Official Rankings # 18
GV wrote:
Dick the Bruiser catapults himself to Number One Contender after the big win over Bockwinkel in San Francisco. How will he fare in the title match against Magnum TA ? Time will tell !


I allowed too much time to pass between rankings. In the interim, Nick Bockinkel lost the WHC to Magnum TA, Dick the Bruiser won the #1 contender tournament and then the title from MTA, and MTA reclaimed it in a triple threat win over Bruiser and Bockwinkel. And with his defeat of Bockwinkel, Dick the Bruiser will have an opportunity to become a two-time champion on MD 163
Derek Kraft - Feb 12, 2017 - 07:51 PM
Post subject: Raw 4/18 results
2016 WWE Subdivision
Raw 4/18
O2 Arena
London, England
Referee = Mike Chioda

Heath Slater v The Miz w/ valet Maryse: in a 4/5 bout between the Miz and Neville, Heath accidentally KOd the Miz w/ a Shield, allowing Neville to get the easy cover. Pre-match here, Neville grabbed the mic from the Miz to taunt his upcoming opponent (Raw 4/25), Seth Rollins. The Miz dominated the match, nailing an Awesome Clothesline and Release German Suplex before the action went outside the ring. Slater got distracted by a group
of attractive females in the front row and the Miz took advantage by Hitting him w/ a Chair. The Miz rolled the exhausted Heath back into the ring and covered for the pin. 6 min 47 secs

R-Truth v Kevin Owens w/ best friend Chris Jericho: these two faced each other on 4/11 and Truth got the pin despite Jericho getting involved. Truth opened this one w/ 5 straight moves, including a Vertical Suplex Stunner and Inverted Suplex Slam. Owens got back into the match
when he Smashed Truth into the Ring Steps and also performed a nice Pumphandle Neckbreaker. Truth surprised the Prizefighter w/ a Corkscrew Scissors Kick, then finished him off w/ What's Up? Truth wins again and the Britains loved it! 6 min 3 secs

The Prime Time Players v The Dudley Boyz: the match started hot, w/ D-Von performing a Corkscrew Back Elbow and Inverted DDT on Darren Young, before Darren responed w/ a Discus Forearm Smash. Titus O'Neil tagged in and executed a Pounce, Paycheck (Rib Breakers), Piledriver and a double-team Double Shoulder Block. A tired D-Von finally tagged out and Bubba Ray came in on a hot tag, nailing a Bubba Cutter and applying a Sleeper Hold. O'Neil submitted and the Dudleyz got a tag team victory. 5 min 38 secs

Roman Reigns v Braun Strowman w/ Wyatt Family: on 4/5 Strowman was DQd after whacking both Reigns and the ref w/ Chair. Reigns showed great strength here when he performed a Samoan Drop, and
followed it up w/ a Jumping Clothesline. Strowman picked Reigns up like a doll and delivered a Powerbomb and a little later a Chokeslam. Bray was offering advice to Brauan when Reigns took advantage, rolling him up and grabbing a fistful of tights, unseen by the ref, who made the 3 count.
5 min 36 secs

The Rock v Adam Rose: on 4/5 Rose was about to pin Stardust, when The Rock appeared, KOd Rose and placed Stardust on top. In the first minute here, the Apex Predator Randy Orton entered the ring and hit an RKO out of nowhere on the Rock, drawing a DQ for Rose. The heels then brutally beat the Rock, who will be out injured for 2 weeks. 1 min 3 secs

WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Charlotte w/manager Ric Flair v Paige: it was no surprise to anyone that the ladies stole the show. Paige wanted to win the title in her home country, while Charlotte relished denying her. The champ executed a Running Jumping Knee Drop and Somersault Senton early, but Paige was undeterred, clamping on her Cross-Legged STF and landing a Samoan Drop. Paige applied her other submission move, the PTO and then took advantage of Ric distracting his
daughter, nailing a Ram-Paige. The match looked to swing back into Charlotte's favor when her Dad distracted the ref, allowing the Queen to Blatantly Choke Paige on the Ropes (-5 END). Charlotte applied her own submission move, the Figure-Eight Leglock. But Paige wouldn't quit, hitting a Belly-to-Belly Suplex and applying the PTO again. After 13 mins the match was tied at -15 END. Charlotte applied her Figure-Eight Leglock again, and this time Paige could not escape, submitting at 14 min 14 secs. Charlotte retained the title, sending the English crowd home disapppointed!
Derek Kraft - Feb 18, 2017 - 06:35 PM
Post subject: Smackdown 4/19 results
2016 WWE Subdivision
4/19
O2 Arena
London. ENG
Referee = John Cone

Titus O'Neil v Alberto del Rio: Rusev jumped into the ring w/ a Nightstick in the early going, swung and missed Titus, but connected w/ del Rio, knocking out Mexico's Greatest Export. O'Neil covered for the easy win. 2 min 3 secs

The Golden Truth v The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Braun Strowman) w/ allies Erik Rowan and Bray Wyatt: as if his strength wasn't enough, Strowman discovered that he enjoyed using a Staple Gun (staple to Goldust's forehead) (his new preferred foreign object). While Harper distracted Cone, Rowan hit his finisher on R-Truth. The decisive moment came when Truth took Braun's Staple Gun, clobbered Harper with it, then covered for the 1-2-3. The Intercontinental Champ showed he could fight dirty if necessary, and the crowd approved of his actions against the hated Wyatts. 6 min 45 secs

Rosa Mendes & Emma v Summer Rae & Paige: this match had its genesis on 4/5, when the heels attacked Mendes pre-match and Emma made the save. This one turned out to be an excellent back and forth match. Paige applied her PTO early. Emma clamped on a Boston Crab. Paige and Summer teamed for a nice Side Kick and Big Boot right before a Summer Running Clothesline, tiring Emma. Mendes battled back with a double-team Double Back Elbow Smash followed by a pair of Thesz Presses and a Rosa Shoot Kick, tiring Summer. The 1st swing of the match came when Summer Rae distracted Cone, allowing Paige to punch Mendes w/ a Roll of Quarters (-10 END)! The exhausted Mendes managed to kick out after a Ram-Paige and Sunset Flip, provoking the commentators to compliment her great ring instinct because she clearly had no idea where she was. Emma tagged in and teamed for a Double Hip Toss. Summer and Paige teamed for a Back Kick and Samoan Drop combo. An Emma-Plane looked to give the faces a leg up but an Electric Chair Drop & Roll-Up by Summer surprised Emma, and Summer was able to get the 3-countfromy Cone. 14 min 13 secs

Cesaro v Erik Rowan w/ allies Braun Strowman & Bray Wyatt: these 2 wrestled to a double count-outo n 4/5 as they brawled into the crowd. A Cranial Crank by Cesaro and a Scoop Slam by Rowan were the best moves early, and after 7 mins the match was dead even at 0 END. Cesaro nailed 3 straight 2 pt moves, a Release German Suplex, Cesaro Swing, and Running Corner to Corner Uppercut before Rowan changed the momentum with a big Body Slam. The Wyatt acolyte followed it up w/ a Canadian Backbreaker Rack, from which there was no escape, and the Swiss Superman was forced to submit at 9 min 36 secs.

Dean Ambrose v Shane McMahon: who could forget Shane-O-Mac turning on the Lunatic Fringe on 4/4, then McMahon getting the pin on 4/11. Shane showed his class by opening w/ a Low Blow. A pair of Running Knee Lifts and a Superplex, not to mention a Punch to Shane's Groin, had Ambrose feeling a little better. Shane came at Dean w/ a Hammer but Ambrose showed why he is the master of improvisation when he took the Hammer and KOed Shane w/ it, making the easy cover for the pin and victory. Or so we thought! Commissioner Stephanie McMahon, who must DESPISE Ambrose because we know there is no love lost between the McMahon siblings, came out and reversed the result of the match, citing the use of the foreign object. 7 min 1 sec

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion John Cena v Sheamus: the pundits were unable to come up w/ a scenario where Sheamus got the upset. What little imagination they have! AJ Styles and Bo Dallas attacked the champ pre-match, with AJ catching him in the Styles Clash and Dallas the Bo-Dazzler (-10 END)! Sheamus looked to be on his way to victory after hitting a Drop Suplex and Celtic Cross early, but Cena rallied w/ 9 consecutive moves, including a Vertical Suplex and Slam through Announcer's Table. But the pre-match beating proved to be too much to overcome, and after an Irish Curse Backbreaker and Brogue Kick, Sheamus got the 3-count from Cone and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Cena. 9 min 10 secs
Derek Kraft - Feb 21, 2017 - 07:28 PM
Post subject: MD 163 results
Match Day 163
Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
Referee = Tom Hamilton

DESTINATION RELEGATION II - ELIMINATION ROUND: Adrian Adonis v Stan Hansen: Adonis was not ready for this one as Hansen opened w/ 9 straight moves, including a finishing sequence of Texas Stomp, Piledriver and Brazos Valley Backbreaker. Adonis submitted at 4 min 31 secs. The Lariat secures his RWF slot and Adrian Adonis is relegated!

DESTINATION RELEGATION II - ELIMINATION ROUND: Jesse Ventura v Ken Patera w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the Body had the advantage early after performing a Power Slam and Hitting the strongman w/ a Chair. The Brain inserted himself into the action when he tripped Ventura then tried to hand his client a Pool Cue. Jesse acted fast, intercepting Cue then bashing Patera on the back. Hamilton gave a stern warning. Patera caught Ventura in a Quick Pin Move and grabbed a Fistful of Tights for good measure bu the Body escaped. An Inverted Body Vice exhausted Patera and almost resulted in the pin, but the Olympian kicked out at the last second. Patera tired Ventura w/ a Swinging Neckbreaker. When Patera went outside the ring for a breather, Adrian Adonis, Ventura's old tag team partner from the East-West Connection, came down the ramp and surprised him, scooping him up and depositing him via Body Slam on the concrete. Adonis then rolled him into the ring where Jesse made the cover and got the 3-count. Ventura retained his RWF status while Ken Patera is done. Ventura and Adonis held raised hands in the ring and the East-West Connection is officially reunited! 8 min 4 secs

Bobby Heenan was interviewed and said good riddance to "those muscle-bound freaks" Orndorff and Patera. The Brain said he sticking w/ the big guys, John Studd and King Kong Bundy, who didn't need weights to be strong.

Sting v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: a feud has developed here after Patera surprised Sting w/ a finisher on the ramp on MD 153 and Sting took Studd's Singapore Cane and used it on MD 156, resulting in a DQ of the face. Blackjack Mulligan interuppted Sting's pre-match interview here to promote the Blackjacks upcoming MD 168 bout v The East-West Connection. Mulligan promised that size and strength would prove a lethal combination. The match itself was eventful as well. Heenan was caught trying to pass the Cane and banned from ringside. Studd had the momentum when he performed 7 of 8 moves, including a Body Slam, Big Boot and Heart Punch. Sting responded w/ 8 moves of his own, including a Diving DDT and Dropkick. A Scorpion Deathdrop softened up Studd and a Sleeper Hold finished him off, with the ref calling for the bell at 14 min 48 secs.

The High Flyers v The Original Midnight Express w/ manager Jim Cornette: a double-team Face Slam on Gagne by the Express resulted in an early pin. This was the 5th straight loss for the Flyers while the Express ended a 6 match losing streak. 3 min 8 secs

The Ultimate Warrior v Harley Race: an excellent bout. Warrior nailed a Gorilla Press Drop but the ref was distracted by Jake Roberts. Race rolled him up in a Small Package as Hamilton turned around (savvy). Warrior performed a pair of Vertical Suplexes, landed a Big Boot and hit a Gutwrench Suplex. Race stuck w/ the tried and true, inflicting his damage w/ a Body Slam, 2nd Rope Knee Drop, Elbow Smash and a bash w/ Brass Knuckles. Race impressively got his shoulder up after a Warrior Corner Splash. Just as impressively Warrior survived a Piledriver, 2d Rope Knee Smash, Piledriver sequence. Both men were exhausted. Race bit Warrior's Forehead. Warrior applied a Leg Scissor's Choke. Hamilton was oblivious. Then out of nowhere Race caught Warrior and nailed another Piledriver. Handsome Harley covered, Hamilton made the count, 1-2-3, Race wins! 18 min 57 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Magnum TA v Dick the Bruiser: Dick earned a DQ pt but also established the tone w/ an opening Thumb to Throat. He also performed a Body Slam, DDT and Headlock & Punches, tiring the champ early. An Eye Gouge earned Bruiser a 2nd DQ pt, and he would have to play it straight the rest of the way. MTA saw his opening and took it, performing 10 consecutive moves, including a Hit w/ a Chair (fair is fair), Stalling Suplex, and Belly-to-Belly Suplex. Dick was exhausted but was able to avoid the 3-count. Then Bret Hart stormed the ring and DDTd Magnum, forcing Hamilton to call for the bell and disqualify Bruiser. The heels brutally MTA. An examination by the renowned Dr. Brenda Buttons would reveal a back injury needing 2 weeks to heal. For those wondering, the Hitman was clearly seeking retribution for Magnum's interference on MD 101, when MTA KOd Hart while the ref was stunned and placed John Cena on top for the easy cover.
Derek Kraft - Feb 22, 2017 - 07:31 PM
Post subject: MD 164 results
Match Day 164
Springer's Inn
Portland, OR
Referee = Bruno Lauer

DESTINATION RELEGATION II - ELIMINATION ROUND: Hacksaw Duggan v Tully Blanchard: Hacksaw dominated this one, though Tully had a chance late after a Release German Suplex and Small Package. But Duggan proved too much, hitting a Superplex and Power Slam early, a pair of Stalling Suplexes in the middle, and ending the match w/ an Atomic Drop and pin. Hacksaw continues in the RWF while Blanchard is forced to wander the lesser wrestling landscape. 9 min 45 secs

DESTINATION RELEGATION II - ELIMINATION ROUND: Tito Santana v Greg Valentine: Tito's tag team partner Pedro Morales watched from ringside and distracted the Hammer pre-match (-3 END). The key sequence began in the 6th minute, when the action went outside the ring. Valentine Slammed Santana into the Ring Steps, Slammed him through the Announcer's Table then Body Slammed him onto the Concrete. Santana tried to rally but the damage was done. A Figure Four Leglock by Valentine forced a submission out of the brave Santana. Valentine will continue on his RWF path while Santana is done as a singles wrestler in the RWF. Pedro Morales took the mic from the ring announcer and vowed to remain Tito's tag team partner. An astute observer might say Santana looked less than pleased. 8 min 50 secs

This is as good a time as any to say an official goodbye to Tully Blanchard, Honky Tonk Man, Paul Orndorff, Ken Patera, Buddy Rose, 2-time World Heavyweight Champion the Junkyard Dog and at least as singles wrestlers, Adrian Adonis and Tito Santana. May the ropes always have a little give and your turnbuckles be filled with success.

Antonio Inoki v Wahoo McDaniel: on MD 161 during the Inoki Jerry Lawler bout, Wahoo McDaniel turned on his fellow gang member, KOing Inoki and allowing Lawler to get the easy pin. Here, Inoki had some embarrassment and a sore lower back after slipping and falling during his entrance (-3 END). There was some good action here in an even bout. Wahoo Body Slammed Inoki and performed a Suplex and Piledriver. Inoki had a Diving Knee Drop and Enzuigiri. A finishing Fall-Away Slam exhausted McDaniel, and Inoki was able to get the pin. 7 min 40 secs

Ric Flair v Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: the Nature Boy wanted revenge after Arakawa inadvertently hit him in the knee w/ a Tire Iron during Flair's match w/ Hulk Hogan on MD 150, putting him on the shelf for 1 month. Mitsu earned a pair of DQ pts w/ a Leg Scissor Choke and Eye Gouge. Flair tried to fight fair w/ an Elbow Drop and Flair Chops but gave in and engaged in a Mouth Rip. A Knee Drop exhausted Arakawa and a Back Suplex by Flair resulted in a pin. 7 min 55 secs

Dusty Rhodes v JBL: on MD 160 a Body Slam on Thumbtacks led to a JBL victory. Dusty had a Powerbomb and a pair of Running Bulldogs early but JBL responded w/ a Running Clothesline and Swinging Neckbreaker. Both men earned DQ pts, Dusty w/ a Front Choke Hold and JBL an Eye Gouge. Dusty caught JBL in a Figure 4, and an exhausted JBL was forced to submit. 8 min 6 secs

WORLD TAG TAG CHAMPIONSHIP: The Crusher and Otto Wanz v Champions The Sheik and Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: the New Living Legend introduced his Title Belt to Crusher's face TWICE in the opening minute, cutting Crusher's back then exacerbating the cut. Wanz tagged in and performed 4 of the next 5 moves, including a Superplex. The Sheik tagged in but was met w/ a Body Slam and tagged out shortly after. The Sheik changed the momentum of the match when he distracted Lauer, allowing his partner to tie Wanz up in a painful Abdominal Stretch in the ropes (-7 END). A Shoulder Breaker exhausted Otto, and Crusher was forced to break up the subsequent Standing Reverse Figure 4 Leglock. The Sheik returned and while Lauer was busy arguing w/ Crusher used his Title Belt on Wanz. Crusher finally returned and hit 6 stright moves, including a doubleteam Double Clothesline. Zbyszko returned, teaming for a Double Russian Leg Sweep and nailing a pair of Shoulder Breakers on Crusher, forcing Wanz to break up a pin attempt. Both Otto and the Sheik tagged in, and though Wanz was able to break out of the Camel Clutch, he was stunned by a Fireball, unseen somehow by Lauer, and the Sheik was able to get the tainted pin. Post-match, Nick Bockwinkel joined the champs in a beating of Wanz and Crusher. ENDS at the time of the pin were Crusher -9, Wanz -16, Zbyszko 0 and the Sheik -1. 15 min 54 secs
Derek Kraft - Feb 23, 2017 - 06:20 PM
Post subject: MD 165 results
Match Day 165
Salt Palace
Salt Lake City, UT
Referee = Tim Fuller

Rick Martel v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: coming into the match each had a win against the other. Martel's ego took a hit as he was not as well-received by the crowd as he thought he would be (-2 END). Guess that squeaky clean image just doesn't go over well in a roughneck town like Salt Lake! The opening 5 minutes were a feeling out process. Then the Mouth of the South used Sleeping Gas on the referee, allowing Bret to apply a series of illegal holds, culminating in a 2nd Rope Piledriver, before Fuller came to (-10 END). From there it was just a matter of time, as the Hitman put on a clinic, nailing a 2nd Rope Elbow Drop, European Uppercut, Inverted Atomic Drop and finishing Martel w/ a Pendulum Backbreaker. Hart got the pin at 10 min 18 secs.

Mil Mascaras v Austin Idol: the Universal Heartthrob had his debut spoiled by the masked Mascaras, who showed his high flying acumen w/ a Diving Crossbody, his technical skill w/ a Surfboard, and his surprising strength w/ a Bear Hug. The exhausted Idol was forced to submit at 6 min 14 secs.

STIPULATION MATCH-winner gets into Triple Threat Match on MD 166, which will determine who gets United States Championship opportunity-Ricky Steamboat v Kurt Angle: these two met on MD 161 where the Dragon made quick work of Angle after finding the heel's hidden Screwdriver. Angle never really got into this one, with a Headbutt as his only significant maneuver. Steamboat hit Angle w/ a Jumping Judo Drop after a Top Rope Body Press and got the pin on the exhausted Angle, who claimed afterwards that Fuller quick-counted him (pin 1-4, rolled 4). 7 min 39 secs

Dusty Rhodes & Verne Gagne v The Minnesota Wrecking Crew w/ manager Johnny Valiant: the genesis of what is developing into a feud was the MWC attack of Dusty on MD 153. Verne made the save. The teams then wrestled to a time limit draw on MD 157. This one looked like it was destined for the same. Valiant got involved early, distracting Fuller, which allowed Ole Anderson to enter the ring and double-team Dusty (-5 END). In the 6th minute the action went outside the ring, where Ole Slammed Verne through a Table, Body Slammed him on the Concrete then Slammed him again on the hard floor. Ole went on a tear on Rhodes beginning in the 13th minute, when he applied a series of Arm Bars, connected on a wicked Clothesline, teamed w/ Lars Anderson for a Double Running Lariat, then stood by as Valiant tossed Salt into the eyes of the American Dream. Valiant inserted himself again when he tossed a Nightstick to Lars who used it on Verne. Dusty performed an 8 move run late on Lars that included a pair of Chop Blocks, his Figure 4 and a Double Back Drop but couldn't get the pin. Ole tagged in and teamed for another Double Running Lariat. Verne was unable to break up the pin and the exhausted Rhodes could not kick out. The Crew got the pin at 26 min 15 secs. ENDs at the time of the pin were Dusty -16, Verne -15, Lars -24 an Ole +6.

Hulk Hogan v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: latest encounter in this feud occured on MD 157 when King Kong Bundy came in on a double-team and Studd eventually got the pin. Hogan pumped himself and the crowd up pre-match w/ a fiery promo (+2 END). Studd dominated the opening minutes, nailing a Big Backbreaker and Running Clothesline after Hogan failed to lift him in a Powerbomb attempt. After a pair of Atomic Drops by Studd, the Hulkster appeared to be in trouble but rallied, hitting a Running Clothesline and applying a Bear Hug. Studd stopped any momentum w/ a Heart Punch. In the 10th minute Bundy came stumbling down the ramp only to be followed by Andre the Giant. The crowd roared and Andre prevented any interference. His friend's help was just what the doctor ordered, and Hogan dominated the ensuing 5 mins, connecting w/ his Big Boot, applying another Bear Hug, and landing a pair of Hogan Leg Drops. But Studd proved resilient and hit a pair of Atomic Drops and applied a Bear Hug of his own that almost resulted in a submission (sub 1-3, rolled 4). But a knockdown by Hogan and a 3rd devastating Hogan Leg Drop proved too much, and Studd succumbed to the pin. ENDs at the end were Hogan -15 and Studd -39. 17 min 26 secs

Commissioner Buttons announced to great acclaim a tag team bout for MD 172 - Hogan and Andre v Studd and Bundy. He assured all that the ring would be reinforced.

Bruno Sammartino v Nick Bockwinkel: after 2 incredible matches, the Salt Lake crowd prepared themselves for a letdown that did NOT come. While waiting in the ring pre-match Bruno was confronted by a trash-talking Sheik standing on the platform. Sammartino was in control at the beginning, performing 8 of the opening 9 moves, but all were single pointers. Bruno hit a Belly-to-Back Suplex in the 8th minute then a couple of minutes later exhausted Nick w/ a Full Nelson. A Canadian Backbreaker Rack and another Full Nelson in the 13th minute had Bockwinkel wondering where he was. Then instinct took over, at least an instinct to cheat and rely on the help of a friend. Bockwinkel grabbed a Fan's Beer Bottle and smashed it over Bruno's head, tiring the Living Legend. Sgt. Slaughter appeared and slipped Nick a Roll of Quarters, which he also introduced to Sammartino's noggin (-6 END). A Blatant Choke and a pair of Sleeper Holds had the former 3x World Champion thinking he might pull this one out yet. But after a Flying Leg Smash the bell rang, and the match was deemed a 20 minute time limit draw. Bruno dominated the first half and Bockwinkel the second.
Derek Kraft - Feb 24, 2017 - 09:09 PM
Post subject: MD 166 results
Match Day 166
The Music Box
Omaha, Neb
Referee = Brad Robinson

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Pedro Morales v Randy Savage: the Macho Man invoked his rematch clause and hoped to regain the prestigious belt. Savage performed a Flying Body Block early only to get caught in a Quick Roll-Up (kick out). Outside the ring, Morales Slammed Savage on Concrete then Slammed him through a Table. Savage landed a Running Clothesline back inside the ring before the champ executed a Knee Drop Backbreaker and applied his finishing Boston Crab (ropes). The Macho Man then performed the next 6 moves, including a Running Elbow Smash, exhausting Morales. Savage Threw Morales over the Top Rope. Tito Santana then appeared w/ a Jump Rope. It looked to everyone like he was going to attack Savage but instead he choked his tag team partner Morales with it! Santana then rolled the unconscious Morales back into the ring, where Savage made the cover for the easy pinfall and recovered the TV Championship. Post-match, Santana said that Morales should have helping him during Destination Relegation II and that they are done as a tag team and as friends. And now Tito Santana is done in the Retro Wrestling Federation! 9 mi 49 secs

Lou Thesz v Pat Patterson: Lou did not disappoint in his debut. He performed a Belly-to-Belly Suplex and Bridging Belly-to-Back Suplex. Patterson was caught using his Crash Test Dummy (curiously named Patrick) that he brings with him to every match. The crowd chanted the face's name (Lou, Lou, Lou), pumping Thesz up (+ 4 END). A Body Slam exhausted Patterson and allowed Thesz to get the pin. 6 min 8 secs

Lex Luger v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: these two wrestled an even bout on MD 161 but Graham got the pin after grabbing a fistful of tights. Here, Mr. Saito jumped onto the apron in the opening minute and Threw Salt at Luger. But Lex covered his eyes and the Salt blasted Superstar's face. Blinded, he went down, and Luger covered for the easy 1-2-3. 1 min 3 secs

Andre the Giant v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the record between these 2 behemoths is even, with each registering 3 wins against the other. Each failed lifting the other early in this one. Andre's Kick to Face was the only significant move before the closing sequence, when the Frenchman nailed 8 straight moves. A Body Slam of Bundy followed 2 moves later by an even more impressive Power Slam allowed Andre to get the pin. 11 min 39 secs

The British Bulldogs v Ox & Baron: Baker and Von Raschke have been making life a living hell for the Bulldogs, trashtalking them before their title defense against the Sheik & Larry Zbyszko on MD 150 and interfering in the rematch (Baker DDTd the Dynamite Kid), drawing a DQ before the heels beat and injured the Kid. Here, the Kangaroos prevented a pre-match assault by Ox & Baron, using the Chairs on the heels (-4 END for Ox and -3 for Baron). The match itself was nice and violent. Davey Boy Smith performed a Press Slam and the Kid a Gutwrench Suplex early. Baron connected twice w/ a Boot to the Kid's Face. Baker landed an Overhead Forearm Smash. The Bulldogs teamed up for their devastating finisher, a Power Slam and Flying Headbutt combo, but the exhausted Baker was ablle to kick out. The Dynamite Kid hit a Piledriver and Smith a Running Clothesline on the Baron. The German performed a Superplex and Repeated Head to Turnbuckle. Baker tagged back in and the Baron distracted the ref while Baker Choked Smith w/ a Whip. The Kid came in hot, nailed a Snap Suplex and immediately after teamed for the finishing Power Slam/Flying Headbutt. The Baron failed to break up the pin and Baker could not kick out. The Bulldogs get some revenge! 16 min 12 secs

Triple Threat Match (winner faces Mad Dog Vachon for the United States Championship): Ricky Steamboat v John Cena v Ric Flair: as everyone knows the RWF puts on a great show but to this writer the triple threat matches might be the best of all. A nice sequence early set the tone, when Steamboat and Cena teamed for a Double Atomic Drop, Steamboat Body Slammed Cena, and Steamboat hit a Running Clothesline on Flair. All is fair in love and wrestling. Steamboat broke up a Sunset Flip pin on Cena, Flair an Electric Chair Drop & Roll-up pin attempt on Cena, and Cena the same move on Flair. The Dragon was at the top of his game! Flair hit a Running Clothesline on Steamboat and Cena a Running Leaping Shoulder Block to take Steamboat down a notch. Flair rolled out of the ring to take a breather after a Jumping Judo Chop. A Knife Edge Chops followed by a Diving Headbutt Drop on Flair gave Steamboat another pin attempt but Cena was able to break it up. Steamboat applied a Seated Armbar on Cena but he broke the hold. Ricky then hit his Jumping Judo Chop finisher on Flair but Cena broke up the pin again. Flair then ralled in a dizzying finishing sequence where all 3 had chances to win. But it was a Figure 4 by the Nature Boy that decided this one. He clamped it on Steamboat, who couldn't break the hold, and Cena couldn't break it up. Flair wins via Steamboat submission at 25 min 26 secs! ENDs at the time of the sub were Steamboat -18, Flair -18 and Cena -15.
Derek Kraft - Feb 25, 2017 - 06:10 PM
Post subject: Raw 4/25 results
2016 WWE Subdivision
Raw 4/25
XL Center
Hartford, CT
Referee = Chad Patton

Stardust v Luke Harper w/ allies the Wyatt Family and leader Bray Wyatt: the crowd loved the Wyatt's music and entrance-what an eerie spectacle (+2 heat)! Unfortunately for Luke, he was distracted by the crowd and his Family and Stardust was able to get a pin on a Quick Pin Move in the opening minute. Unbelievable! 38 secs

Dolph Ziggler v Curtis Axel: on 3/21 Axel injured Ziggler by smashing him w/ a Sledgehammer. Both men were ready from the outset here. Dolph performed a Superplex and Jumping DDT early and Axel a Running Knee Smash and Rolling Neck Snap. After Axel landed a Sliding Clothesline his fellow Social Outcast Bo Dallas tossed Brass Knuckles into the ring. But it was Ziggler who quick on the draw and he grabbed and used them on Axel (-10 END), which seemed like justice to Dolph and the crowd. A follow-up Zig Zag was too much for the exhausted Axel and Ziggler got the easy 1-2-3. 5 min 36 secs

Neville v Seth Rollins: the crowd hates the Architect, greeting him w/ a chorus of boos (+1 heat). This was an even bout with some impressive maneuvers. Neville surprised Seth w/ a Handspring Tornado DDT. Rollins responded w/ a Turnbuckle Powerbomb. Seth thought he had the advantage after a Reverse STO but the Man That Gravity Forgot came back w/ a Diving Headbutt Drop. Rollins grabbed a Cattle Prod (his new preferred foreign object) from under the ring, and gave Neville a nice shock. For good measure he followed it up w/ a Slingblade. Neville evened the match w/ 4 straight single pt moves but a Pedigree finisher from Rollins allowed the Architect to get the pin, albeit perhaps on a quick-count (pin 1-10, rolled 10). 8 min 36 secs

Zack Ryder v AJ Styles: AJ performed 10 of the opening 14 moves, but his were all single pointers, and a Double High Knee and Flapjack had Ryder still in the match. But the Phenomenal One hit a Phenomenal Forearm, followed it up w/ a Pele Kick, and a minute later clamped on the Calf Crusher. The exhausted Long Island Iced-Z was forced to submit at 9 min 39 secs. Then things got really interesting. AJ Styles shocked his opponent, the crowd and even referee Chad Patton when he offered a post-match handshake to Ryder. AJ Styles turned face!!!

Sasha Banks v Tamina: these were the losers of the triple threat match w/ Paige on 4/11. Sasha was in control of this one and had exhausted Tamina but Banks followed Tamina into the crowd where they brawled. Neither seemed aware that Patton was making the 10 count. Double count-out! 7 min 33 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Champions The Lucha Dragons v The Club: the New England crowd didn't take kindly to the heels' entrance and responded appropriately (-2 heat). After 7 mins in the ring, Luke Gallows didn't know if he was in Hartford or Rutherford. Sin Cara Slammed him through a Table. Kalisto caught him w/ a Springboard Cross Body. The Dragons teamed twice for a Salida del Sol/Swanton Bomb combo. When Gallows finally was able to tag out, he was at -18 END. Karl Anderson came in on a hot tag and was able to inflict some damage on Sin Cara, performing a Spinning Spinebuster and Reverse Piledriver. Kalisto returned and hit 4 straight moves, including a Running Frankensteiner Facebuster and teaming for a Double Back Body Drop. Anderson needed a break and Gallows returned, generating some offense w/ a Gutbuster Drop, Fireman's Carry Flapjack and teaming for an Aided Diving Shoulderblock. But it was too little too late. The Dragons finished the match w/ a Deadlift Powerbomb/Diving Corkscrew Crossbody finisher and easily go the 3 count. The Lucha Dragons continue their reign! 16 min 49 secs

Shane McMahon's music came on and he came out dancing and smiling, but the crowd greeted him w/ venom. Shane announced a few of the upcoming Payback matches: (1) Kevin Owens v R-Truth (on 4/11 despite Chris Jericho's help Truth got the pin, and then on 4/18 Truth nailed his What's Up and got the win again), (2) Sheamus v John Cena (Sheamus won the World Heavyweight Championship from a game Cena, who was attacked pre-match on 4/19), and (3) Shane McMahon v Dean Ambrose in a STEEL CAGE (Shane turned heel and attacked Dean on 4/4, Shane pinned Dean on 4/11, and Dean pinned Shane after taking and using Shane's Hammer on 4/19 only to see Stephanie reverse the result). Shane was not reading the crowd well as he promised to "uphold the good New England McMahon name against the trailer trash Dean Ambrose." The crowd chanted "Dean is bett-er" as Shane walked up the ramp.
Derek Kraft - Mar 01, 2017 - 11:28 PM
Post subject: Smackdown 4/26 results
2016 WWE Subdivision
Smackdown 4/26
Verizon Wireless Center
Manchester, NH
Referee = Charles Robinson

Mark Henry v The Miz w/ valet Maryse: the Miz opened w/ a Half Nelson Facebuster then caught Henry in a Boston Crab. The World's Strongest Man was not strong enough to get to the ropes or break the hold, and was forced to submit to the A-Lister. 1 min 13 secs

Becky Lynch v Alica Fox: the Irish Lass Kicker dominated, performing a pair of Back Kicks, a Gutwrench Suplex, a Lass-Plex and getting the pin after a Leg Lariat on the exhausted Fox. 4 min 31 secs

INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Goldust v Rusev w/ valet Lana: the Bulgarian Brute grabbed the Championship Belt pre-match and tried to hit Goldust with it. The champ evaded Rusev, took the belt from him, and smashed him on the back (-5 END). In the match proper, Rusev opened strong, performing the first 5 moves, including a Powerbomb that nearly resulted in a pin and title change (Goldust kicked out at the last second). But then Robinson and both wrestlers were knocked out in a Superplex gone wrong. Ryan Tran rushed to the ring and reached at 10 count. Double count-out! 3 min 52 secs

The New Day w/ Xavier Woods v Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho: Y2J performed the first 6 moves of the match, including a Double Underhook Powerbomb. Owens tagged in and continued the beating on Kofi Kingston, landing a Running Senton. Big E came in hot, hit a Powerbomb and made the cover. Tran dove to the mat, made the count, 1-2-3, and the New Day were victorious! Booty-Os for everyone! Owens berated the ref, claiming a quick-count (pin 1-3, rolled 3).

Jack Swagger v Randy Orton: in the 1st rankings issued on 4/4, Swagger was ranked 6th and Orton 7th, though both have lost since. The Apex Predator put on a clinic here, hitting a European Uppercut, Orton Stomp, Swinging Neckbreaker, Gutwrench Suplex, Exploder Suplex, Orton Elevated DDT, Orton Backbreaker, Piledriver and finishing Swagger w/ the RKO. 8 min 30 secs

The Rock entered the ring while Orton was posing post-match. The 2 engaged in a stare down before the Rock recapped what happened on 4/18 (Orton interfered in the Rock/Adam Rose match, DDTing the Rock and then engaging in a brutal beatdown of the Rock) then challenged him to a match at Payback. The crowd chanted "Yes, Yes Yes" and Orton accepted!

Kane v Brock Lesnar w/ advocate Paul Heyman: the Beast Incarnate pummeled Kane. In a match lasting 8 min 20 secs, Kane performed 3 moves. Lesnar executed a pair of Overhead Suplexes, a trifecta of F-5s, and got the pin after a Gutwrench Suplex.
Derek Kraft - Mar 03, 2017 - 07:59 PM
Post subject: MD 167 results
Match Day 167
Electric Theater
Chicago, IL
Referee = Tom Foley

Tommy Rich v Roddy Piper w/ bodyguard Bob Orton: Mitsu Arakawa and Mr. Saito attacked Rich pre-match, resulting in the Commissioner scheduling a tag team match for MD 170. Rich chose Ricky Steamboat as his partner! Piper dominated this short bout, landing Repeated Punches and performing a Suplex, before finishing Wildfire off w/ a DDT. The pin came at 4 min 6 secs.

Mil Mascaras v Gene Kiniski: Verne Gagne surprised Kiniski on the ramp, clasping him in his patented Sleeper. Kiniski was rendered unconscious and could not make it to the ring. Mascaras wins via pre-match count-out.

The Midnight Rockers v The Russians: this match barely got underway before a new tag team, the Steiner Brothers, introduced themselves to the Federation by storming the ring and flattening both teams. No contest! Tag team matches were scheduled between the Steiners and each of the teams here. 52 secs

The Ultimate Warrior v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: the last match in this feud was a while ago, MD 136, where the result was a double DQ. Warrior wasted little time getting reacquainted, hitting a Gutwrench Suplex and getting the pin after a Flying Body Press. 2 min 33 secs

Bobo Brazil v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: Bobo threw Slaughter out of the ring in the opening minute then tired him with an assortment of movs, including Slamming him through Announcer's Table. At Atomic Drop at the 4 min mark had Brazil well ahead. But Slaughter battled back w/ a Chest Breaker and Cannon Ball. Slaughter then caught Brazil in the lethal Cobra Clutch. Bobo couldn't break the hold and was forced to submit at 5 min 20 secs.

Verne Gagne v Jerry Lawler: Gagne performed the openign 10 moves, including a Side Headlock, Rebound Cross Body Block and Minnesota Body Slam. Lawler was exhausted. After the King executed a single point move, Verne performed another 8 consecutive moves, including a pair of Head Scissors and another Side Headlock. The action then went back and forth for a couple minutes before Lawler rolled Gagne up in a Small Package. Foley made the count, 1-2-3, and despite being down -23 to +4 END, Jerry Lawler got the victory. Unbelievable! This was the 6th straight loss for Gagne. 12 min 46 secs
Derek Kraft - Mar 04, 2017 - 03:32 PM
Post subject: MD 168 results
Match Day 168
Harpur College
Binghamton, NY
Referee = Rudy Charles

Argentina Rocca v The Iron Sheik: after losing his match on MD 149, the Iron Sheik threw a tantrum and hit a Suplex on Rocca's before the latter's bout. Rocca was in full control and displaying his entire arsenal, performing a Top Rope Body Press, Slingshot Suplex, Electric Chair Drop & Roll-Up, Diving Headbutt Drop and a pair of Flying Headscissor Takedowns. But the Iranian hung in there, then took his chance when Stan Hansen and Dusty Rhodes appeared ringside and battled. The ref was distracted, the Iron Sheik reversed a Rocca pin attempt then used the ropes as leverage as the ref turned around. Rocca kicked out but was in trouble as the Iron Sheik hit 5 straight moves, including a Gutwrench Suplex, a pair of Reverse Atomic Drops and a Power Slam, exhausting Rocca. But the high flyer had a 2nd Rope Splash left in him, delivered it, and got the 3 count from Charles for the victory. 16 min 30 secs

Otto Wanz v Jake Roberts: King Kong Bundy demonstrated his disdain for Wanz by performing an Avalanche on the ramp. Wanz couldn't get up and it was ruled a pre-match count-out.

The Crusher v Jack Brisco: Crusher was joined by Wanz and Sammartino for his promo, with Wanz vowing revenge against Bundy and Crusher gaining confidence for his match (+ 2 END). Crusher performed 3 of the opening 4 moves, but then Brisco went for a Flying Forearm, missed, and the match had to be stopped for injury. A post-match examination would reveal a 4 week injury to Brisco. 2 min 36 secs

The East-West Connection v The Blackjacks w/ manager Bobby Heenan: both Ventura and Adonis had confrontations w/ former Heenan client Ken Patera in Destination Relegation II. Blackjack Mulligan performed an Arm Breaker and teamed for a double-team Knee to Gut on Adonis, before Blackjack Lanza tagged in. Lanza hit a Flying Knee Drop then clamped on the Claw Hold and went for the pin on a tired Adonis. Ventura failed to break it up and Adonis couldn't kick out. Pin for the Blackjacks! 4 min 3 secs

Jimmy Snuka v Rick Rude: Ravishing Rick suffered a knee injury at the hands of Superfly Snuka on MD 158 and missed 3 weeks of action. So you know Rude would come out hot, right? WRONG! Snuka dominated the opening minutes, hitting among other moves Multiple Chops and a Top Rope Body Press. Rude showed some life w/ a Stump Pulling Piledriver. The action moved outside the ring and into the crowd and it looked like a double count-out when Harley Race showed up, armed w/ his new preferred foreign object, a Kendo Stick. He disabled the referee and the match continued w/ Mickey Jay as the new official. Rude showed some offense w/ a Gutwrench Suplex and Quick Pin Move, but Snuka was still dominant, hitting a Flying Body Press, Flying Body Splash, Diving Headbutt and applying his Brain Claw. A devastating Superplex on the exhausted Rude proved too much, and Superfly got the pin and victory. 14 min 53 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Mad Dog Vachon v Ric Flair: the Nature Boy looked to regain the title he was forced to relinquish after being hit inadvertently in the knee w/ a Tire Iron by Mitsu Arakawa on MD 150 (in a non-title bout w/ Hulk Hogan). Flair looked to be on his way, hitting 7 of the 1st 8 moves in the match here, including a Low Blow and Back Suplex. But then Flair ran into Jay on a whip to the ropes. Mickey called for the bell and DQd the Nature Boy. Flair responded as a heel should in such a moment and beat Jay senseless. Vachon retained. 4 min 35 secs
Derek Kraft - Mar 05, 2017 - 07:19 PM
Post subject: MD 169 results
MD 169
Worester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
Referee = Joey Morella

Rick Martel v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: on MD 165 Hart took a 2-1 series lead thanks to the Sleeping Gas used by the Mouth of the South on the referee. Here, Bret came at Rick w/ a Singapore Cane as the bell rang. Martel took the Cane, whacked Hart once, was warned by Morella then whacked the Hitman again, drawing the disqualification. 33 secs

Sting v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Sting has a submission victory and Studd a pre-match count-out and DQ victory in this feud. The New England crowd gave Sting a thunderous ovation during his entrance (+2 heat). The match didn't start well for Studd as he was distracted by the Brain, which allowed Sting to nail the Scorpion Deathdrop. In the 7th minute Heenan tossed Studd's Singapore Cane into the ring but Sting intercepted and used it, exhausting the big man. Blackjack Mulligan stormed out and slipped Studd a roll of quarters as he tried to recover on the apron. Studd bashed Sting on the side of the head (-6 END). But Sting responded w/ a Scorpion Deathlock, and Big John was forced to submit. 7 min 18 secs

The High Flyers v The Original Midnight Express w/ manager Jim Cornette: the Express got a quick pin on MD 163. This match started hot, with Randy Rose connecting on a Chop to Chest then Jim Brunzell performing in order a Monkey Flip, Quick Pin Move, Spinning Toe Hold and Superplex. Rose tagged out and Dennis Condrey came in, hitting 3 straight moves, including a Body Slam and Knee Lift. Jumping Jim was able to make the tag. Cornette flailed his hands wildly, catching the ref's attention, which allowed Condrey to pound away. But Gagne caught Condrey in a Sleeeper Hold and Morella called for the bell when Condrey appeared to pass out. 6 min 10 secs

Antonio Inoki v The Sheik: Inoki applied a pair of Cobra Twists and the Sheik Threw a Fireball and nailed a Swinging Neckbreaker. Then the match got interesting! The Sheik locked in his Camel Clutch and it looked like the end for Inoki but his friend Andre the Giant rushed to the ring and KOd the Sheik (-10 END). After a Manji-Gatame and Fall-Away Slam, Inoki got the pin on the Most Dangerous Man in the RWF. 5 min 19 secs

Bruno Sammartino v Nick Bockwinkel: these two legends battled to a time limit draw on MD 165. With a Blatant Choke, Flying Leg Smash and Sleeper Hold, Bockwinkel had this one well in hand. A finishing Piledriver allowed him to get the early pin on a stunned and tired Sammartino. 4 min 20 secs

STIPULATION MATCH-winner gets World Heavyweight Championship bout-Andre the Giant v Dick the Bruiser: Andre ws in control of this one early, landing a Running Clothesline, Knife-Edge Chops and a Chop to Head. The action went outside the ring where Dick Slammed the Giant into the Ring Steps two times, before the Andre responded w/ a Slam on Concrete. When Bruiser Slammed Andre into the Steel Steps for a third time, Morella reached a count of 10 and counted both men out! But we needed a winner, and Commissioner Buttons ordered the match restarted. 3 Sitting Splashes in less than 3 minutes are too much for any man, and Andre the Giant got the pin and earned a title shot. 13 min 45 secs
Derek Kraft - Mar 12, 2017 - 03:27 PM
Post subject: Payback 5/1 results
2016 WWE Subdivision
Payback 5/1
Allstate Arena
Rosemont, IL
Referee = Rod Zapata

Cesaro v Erick Rowan w/ Wyatt Family and leader Bray Wyatt: these 2 had a double count-out on 4/5 and Rowan submission victory on 4/19. The fan's greeted Rowan w/ debris, hitting the big man w/ a bottle (-2 END). The Swiss Superman dominated the opening minutes, hitting a pair of Swissblades, a Gutwrench Suplex and Running Corner to Corner Uppercut. Rowan battle back w/ 6 consecutive move, including a Sleeper. But a Cesaro Crossface on the exhausted Rowan forced a submission out of the Wyatt. 6 min 52 secs

Co-Commissioner Stephanie McMahon announces a series between 3 tag team, the Usos, New Day and Club, to determine the # 1 contender for the World Tag Team Championship. Over the next 3 nights, each team will face the other, beginning onight w/ the Usos v the Club

The Usos v the Club: each team has a pin against the other. Absolute domination as the Club steamrolled the stunned Usos. Luke Gallows impressed w/ a Running Clothesline, double-team Double Superkick, and a pair of Blockbusters. Karl Anderson tagged in and nailed 3 straight 2 pt moves, a Swivel Gun Stun, Brainbuster and Reverse Piledriver, exhausting Jey Uso. Jimmy tried to break up the cover but Gallows prevented it, and Zapata made the quick count (pin 1-8, rolled Cool. The Club go 1 up in the series. 4 min 32 secs

R-Truth v Kevin Owens: Truth has 2 victories over Owens, on 4/11 and 4/18. This one was over before it got going, with Owens getting an early pin after a Bullfrog Splash. 1 min 33 secs

The Rock v Randy Orton: The Apex Predator interfered in the 4/18 bout between the Rock and Adam Rose, DDTing the Rock and then brutally beating him. This ended up being an unbelievable match, and afterwards everyone agreed it stole the show. R-Truth was still at ringside pre-match and, upset over his loss, attacked Orton (-4 END). The Rock had the first 2 pin attempts of the match, after an early People's Elbow and after a Slam on Concrete/Hit w/ Chair. Orton gave as he good as he received and earned pin attempts after an Orton Elevated DDT and Punt Kick. After 13 mins the match was even at -15 END. The Rock hit an Samoan Drop. Orton fought back w/ an Orton Backbreaker and RKO. The Rock nailed a Swinging Neckbreaker and came oh so close to getting the pin (Orton kicked out at the last second, pin 1-9 rolled 10). The Rock landed another People's Elbow and this time Orton could not escape. The Rock got the victory and Payback at 16 min 50 secs. Post-match, the crowd gave a standing ovation to both wrestlers.

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: John Cena v Champion Sheamus: on 4/19 the champion Cena was attacked pre-match by AJ Stles and Bo Dallas (-10 END). Cena battled valiantly there but succumbed to the Irish Curse Backbreaker and Brogue Kick. Cena was in control early here after a Gutwrench Suplex, a Throwback and a pair of U Can't See Me Suplexes. An unbiased observer might have thought Sheamus saw the writing on the wall and was trying to retain by losing via disqualification, as he earned DQ pts for a Leg Scissors Choke and the use of a foreign object that even the most visually challenged referee would have a tough time missing, a Shopping Cart! Cena performed a 2nd Gutwrench Suplex and almost got the pin but the savvy Celtic Warrior got his foot on the ropes at the last second. A Vertical Suplex by the Leader of C-Nation proved too much though, and John Cena reclaimed the World Heavyweight Championship. Post-match, Jack Swagger ran to the ring and joined Cena in pummeling the vanquished Sheamus. 13 min 45 secs

STEEL CAGE MATCH: Dean Ambrose v Shane McMahon: the crowd knew the history here (Shane turned on Dean on 4/4 then got 2 victories over him, one because of his sister who overturned an Ambrose pin) and demonstrated their disapproval of the actions of the boss's son (+2 heat). Everyone was hoping this match would blow the roof off the arena (which Allstate would presumably cover w/ their superior insurance), but it didn't happen. Shane went to the 2nd turnbuckle twice and hit Shane Elbow Drops and Dean went up once, hitting a Diving Elbow Drop. A Dirty Deeds exhausted Shane-O-Mac. Dean followed it up w/ a Whip into Cage and a second Dirty Deeds. The Lunatic Fringe covered, Zapata made the count, 1-2-3, and Dean Ambrose earned Payback. 11 min 43 secs
Derek Kraft - Mar 12, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Post subject: Raw 5/2 results
2016 WWE Subdivision
Raw 5/2
Scottrade Center
St. Louis, MO
Referee = Mike Chioda

Sasha Banks v Tamina: these 2 were the losers in the 4/11 triple threat then wrestled to a double count-out on 4/25. A Banks Roundhouse, Suicide Dive, Forehand Chops and Bank Statement had Sasha in control. But an exhausted Tamina had some fight left in her, and rattled off 7 consecutive moves, sandwiched by a pair of Swinging Side Slams. But a second Banks Roundhouse not only ended that rally but also the match as Sasha got the pin at 9 min 45 secs in a solid opening match.

Neville v The Miz w/ valet Maryse: the A-Lister doesn't mind earning a nice stack of money for little work, so he must have enjoyed Seth Rollins nailing a Pedigree on the Man That Gravity Forgot while he was making his entrance. Pre-match count-out victory for the Miz.

Titus O'Neil v Alberto del Rio: on 4/19 Rusev came at Titus w/ a Nightstick but connected w/ del Rio instead, allowing O'Neil to cover for the easy pin. Alberto may want to see a new fortune teller, because he's seen this story before. Adam Rose tossed Brass Knuckles to him but they slipped through his fingers and Titus grabbed and used them (-10 END). O'Neil then put on a show, hitting the Paycheck, a Gutwrench Suplex and a pair of Clash of the Tituses, getting the pin after the 2nd one. SWERVE-Shane McMahon appeared post-match and reversed the result of the match, disqualifying O'Neil for using the Brass Knuckles. 4 min 8 secs

Kane v Braun Strowman w/ Wyatt Family and leader Bray Wyatt: a pre-match Strowman sneak attack failed. A Chokeslam from Hell put this one to bed early, w/ the Big Red Machine getting the pin at 1 min 6 secs.

The New Day w/ Xavier Woods v the Usos (match 2 of the 3 match/3 team tag team series): the crowd was not buying the New Day's shtick here. Both teams hit nice double-team moves early, w/ the New Day performing a Shoulder Block/Leg Drop combo and the Usos the Alley-Uce. Jey Uso executed a Pop-Up Samoan Drop and Kofi Kingston a Monkey Flip. Woods tossed his horn Francesca to Kofi who bashed Jimmy Uso w/ it. Kofi had the match's first pin/sub attempt w/ a Boston Crab at the 8:30 mark. Jey had a Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Tights. The Usos came close to getting the pin after a Double Samoan Splash but Kofi kicked out at the last second (pin 1-10, rolled 11). The Usos hit a second Double Samoan Splash at the 16 min mark, this time on Big E. Kofi broke up the pin attempt. Kingston then tagged in and hit a Superplex on Jimmy. Jey couldn't break up the pin and Kofi got the quick count (pin 1-5, rolled 5) by Chioda. The match between the New Day and the Club tomorrow will decide who gets the title shot. Post-match, the Usos lost it over comments made by the ringside commentators, who said the Usos "choked." Jimmy ripped out and threw both monitors at the commentators while Jey yelled at them. The Golden Truth came out and challenged the newly turned heels. 16 min 48 secs

WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP: Paige v Champion Charlotte w/ manager Ric Flair: a rematch from 4/18 which was even but Charlotte pulled out at the end. Rose Mendes trash-talked w/ Paige pre-match. The challenger performed 9 of the first 10 moves, including a Paige-Turner, Ram-Paige and Multiple Short-Arm Clotheslines. Charlotte landed a Running Jumping Knee and executed a Quick Roll-Up in which she nearly got the pin (foot on ropes at last second, pin 1-5 rolled 4 but 6 6-sided). But a surprise Sunset Flip gave Paige a chance at the title, Chioda made the count, and Paige is your new Women's Champion! 7 min 55 secs
Derek Kraft - Mar 13, 2017 - 07:31 PM
Post subject: Smackdown 5/3 results
2016 WWE Subdivision
Smackdown 5/3
Sprint Center
Kansas City, MO
Referee = John Cone

Becky Lynch v. Natalya: Lynch gains some confidence pre-match when she is joined by Sasha Banks and Emma for her promo (+2 END). The Irish Lass Kicker dominated the opening, hitting 7 of the first 8 moves, including a Lass-Plex. But then Becky botched a Superplex, knocking everyone out, including Cone. Chad Patton rushed to the ring and reached a 10-count. Double count-out! 4 min 46 secs

Kevin Owens v Tommy Dreamer: Dreamer accidentally bashed Owens w/ Tire Iron in Kevin's match w/ Jack Swagger (-15 END + 1 month injury). Owens got revenge at Wrestlemania when he took a Sledgehammer to Dreamer, injuring him for 1 month. Here, Owens pummelled Dreamer w/ a Cinder Block during the latter's pre-match interview (-6 END). Owens hit a Moonsault and had a pin attempt after a Pop-Up Powerbomb and a submission attempt w/ a Crossface. But Dreamer wouldn't give in and got back in the match w/ a Scoop Power Slam, Sitout Piledriver, a Shot w/ Kendo Stick and a Brass Knuckles blow. But a Double Knee Facebuster by the Prizefighter proved too much, and Owens got the pin at 6 min 34 secs in a fun match.

Stardust v AJ Styles: Stardust's ego takes a hit as his androgynous persona is not as well-received as he thought it would be by the Kansas City crowd (-2 END, -1 heat). Stardust used the perceived disrespect to his advantage hitting the opening 3 moves then performing a sweet Diamond Dust from the ring apron to the concrete floor. Styles was done, and the Club rushed down the ramp and annihilated Stardust, while the ref tended to Styles. The ref didn't see the chicanery and counted both wrestlers out. Double count-out at 2 min 26 secs.

The New Day w/ Xavier Woods v The Club (final match of the 3 team series, with the winner here getting a title shot): the Ascension made the mistake of instigating a trash-talk confrontation w/ the New Day pre-match. The "Road Warriors Lite" comment gave the win to the New Day. The difference in this good match was the third man, Xavier Woods, who interfered on 3 occasions: (1) he started the New Day rock chant w/ his horn, Francesca, distracting Luke Gallows and allowing Kofi Kingston to nail Midnight Hour; (2) he distracted the referee, which allowed Big E to hit Multiple Rib Breakers and a Belly-to-Booty on Karl Anderson; and (3) when the referee was stunned as Anderson made the cover on Big E, Kingston KOd Anderson, the ref came to and began the count, and Woods held Gallow's leg, preventing the break-up. The New Day get the pin and the title opportunity. 12 min

Jack Swagger v Seth Rollins: it wasn't the night for WWE booking/pushing as the crowd showed displeasure during Swagger's introduction. Swagger hit a Football Tackle to Knees early while Seth came back w/ Rolling Suicide less than a minute later. Seth hit a Superplex bu Swagger responded w/ a Big Boot and another Football Tackle. Swagger had the match's first pin/sub attempt w a Patriot Lock in the 10th minute. Seth earned a pin attempt after a Pedigree and Swagger after a German Suplex. Both men were exhausted when Swagger locked in an Abdominal Stretch. Rollins couldn't break the hold and was forced to submit at 12 min 47 secs.

Roman Reigns v Bray Wyatt w/ Wyatt Family: Reigns hoped to put his feud w/ the Wyatts to bed with a victory over the leader, Bray. Reigns came out aggressive w/ a Throat Attack. Bray hit a Running Senton. A Spider Walk + Clothesline creeped everyone out just as much as it hurt Reigns. Reigns landed a Running Clothesline, but was stunned when Bray rolled him up in a Small Package. The ref made the count and to everyone's surprise except for the Wyatts, it was Bray who had the victory. 5 min 36 secs

In a post-match interview, Roman Reigns assured the crowd that this feud was "not over." Bray's voice cackled over the sound system.
Derek Kraft - Mar 18, 2017 - 05:40 PM
Post subject: WWE 2016 Official Rankings # 2
2016 WWE Subdivision
Official Rankings # 2 (after Smackdown 5/3)

1. World Heavyweight Champion John Cena (1)
2. AJ Styles (4)
3. Roman Reigns (3)
4. Brock Lesnar (5)
5. Sheamus (10)
6. Intercontinental Champion Goldust (NR)
7. Rusev (2)
8. Stardust (NR)
9. The Miz (NR)
10. Dolph Ziggler (NR)

Tag Teams
1. World Tag Team Champions The Lucha Dragons (1)
2. The New Day

Women
1. Women's Champion Paige (2)
2. Charlotte (1)
3. Sasha Banks (4)

Number to the right of wrestler(s) was the previous ranking
Derek Kraft - Mar 18, 2017 - 06:33 PM
Post subject: MD 170 results
Match Day 170
Kresge Plaza, MIT
Cambridge, MA
Referee = Nick Patrick

Otto Wanz v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: on MD 168 Wanz was scheduled to wrestle Jake Roberts but couldn't make his match after a Bundy Avalanche on the ramp. Here, in the early going, Wanz blocked Bundy's use of his preferred foreign object, a Cattle Prod, and used it himself. The nefarious Patrick disqualified Otto! 1 min 10 secs

Jesse Ventura v Kurt Angle: Jesse had his moments, opening with the first 4 moves, including a Body Slam and Running Clothesline, and earning late pin attempts w/ a Piledriver, Body Slam and Power Slam, but overall this match was dominated by Angle. Stan Hansen distracted the ref around the 6 min mark allowing Angle to use Brass Knuckles on Ventura (-10 END). Angle earned pin attempts after a pair of Olympic Slams, a European Uppercut and a Headbutt. A third Olympic Slam late was too much for the Body, and the Olympian got the pin at 18 min exactly. At the time of the pin ENDs were Angle -11 and Ventura -42.

Ricky Steamboat & Tommy Rich v Mr. Saito and Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: heels jumped Rich pre-match on MD 167. In this one, Arakawa connected on a pair of Judo Chop's to Rich's Throat early, and the heels combined for a sweet Thrust Kick and Side Kick combo. When the action went outside the ring, all hell broke loose, with Saito Slamming Steamboat into the Ring Steps, Steamboat nailing an impressive Flying Body Press after Hansen distracted Saito, Saito Slamming the Dragon through a Table, and Steamboat hitting Saito w/ a Chair. Back in the ring, Rich rolled Saito up in a Small Package, and after a kick out, teamed for a Double Back Elbow Smash. But then Wildfire botched a Flying Fist Drop, and both he and Saito as well as Patrick were knocked out. Tommy Gilbert rushed to the ring and reached a 10-count. Double count-out! 6 min 26 secs

Hacksaw Duggan v Harley Race: on MD 140 Race hit Duggan w/ a Nightstick pre-match then got an early pin after a Diving Head Butt. Jake Roberts and Rick Rude attempted to double-team Duggan pre-match here, but w/ the help of Antonio Inoki Hacksaw fought them off. A tag team match was scheduled for MD 173. In the match proper, Hacksaw landed a Running Clothesline then followed it up w/ a Whack w/ 2 x 4. Unimpressed, Handsome Harley responded w a Belly-to-Belly Suplex and Diving Headbutt. 2 minutes later a Go-Behind Takedown and Roll-Up resulted in a victory for Race. 5 min 39 secs

Lex Luger v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: on MD 161 Graham got the pin w/ a Fistful of Tights and on 166 Graham was inadvertently hit in the face w/ Salt thrown by Saito, allowing Luger to get the easy pin. Superstar was dominant early, hitting an awesome 4-move sequence consisting of a Superplex, a pair of Backbreakers and Shoulder Breaker. 2 minutes later he hit another Shoulder Breaker and Backbreaker and added a Bear Hug, exhausting Luger. Lex rallied w/ 6 consecutive moves, including a Luger Running Forearm, Big Lex Hiptoss and Atomic Drop. But a second Superstar Bear Hug put an end to the run and the match, as he got the pin at 11 min 22 secs. Post-match, Graham whacked Luger on the head w/ a Steel Chair, injuring the strongman for 1 week.

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Magnum TA v Andre the Giant: the moment that decided this one happened before the match, when Doom attacked MTA during his promo (-10 END). The Champ then withstood a Chop to Head, Sitting Splash and Bear Hug, but a Power Slam in the 4th minute ended this one. Andre the Giant is the new Retro Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Champion!!! 3 min 10 secs
Derek Kraft - Mar 19, 2017 - 12:04 PM
Post subject: MD 171 Results
Match Day 171
Capitol Theater
Port Chester, NY
Referee = Dick Wohrle

Lou Thesz v Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: this one never really got going as Mr. Saito interfered in the 2nd minute, DDTing Thesz and drawing the DQ. The heels proceeded to apply a beating, resulting in an injury to Lou that the illustrious and beautiful Dr. Brenda Buttons estimated would need 2 weeks to heal.

John Cena v Mr. Saito: the devious Saito started well here, hiting an Elbow Smash, 2nd Rope Elbow Drop and Side Kick. Cena kept pace w/ a Running Clothesline and Sitout Hip Toss. After 6 mins the match was even at 0 END. An Attitude Adjustment by the Leader of C-Nation decided this one. Pin at 7 min 4 secs.

Verne Gagne v Gene Kiniski: not satisfied with interfering in the first match of the evening and upset over losing in the second (and possibly wanting to help his old friend and former tag team partner, Kiniski), Mr. Saito attacked Gagne as they passed on the ramp, connecting on a Chop to the Throat (-4 END). Gagne KOd Kiniski w/ a finisher on the ramp on MD 167, resulting in a pre-match count-out. Kiniski took it to Gagne early here performing a Fireman's Carry and Backbreaker. Gagne earned sub attempts w/ a Figure 4 and Sleeper. Kiniski hit 3 more Backbreakers, exhausting Verne. Gagne rallied w/ 4 straight moves, including Head Scissors, before slipping trying to perform a Flyig Body Press, knocking out everyone in the ring, including Wohrle. Jack Pesek raced to the ring and reached a 10 count. Double count-out! 10 min

The Kangaroos v Ox & Baron: a nice feud developing here. The 'Roos watched from ringside and distrated the heels on MD 145. Ox and Baron got the pin on the 'Roos on MD 161 but Commissioner Buttons overturned the decision for persistent rule-breaking. And on MD 166 the Aussies prevented a pre-match assault on their Commonwealth friends, the British Bulldogs, using Chairs on the heels. Here, Al Costello grabbed an Ice Scraper from Baron Von Rashke pre-match, and turned it on the big German (-5 END). Don Kent was the legal member when the Kangaroos performed a Boomerang and looked to be on their way when the unthinkable happened. Kent mistimed a Powerbomb, and the crowd winced when Ox Baker landed extremely awkwardly. The match was stopped and medical personnel rushed to the ring. Dr. Buttons accompanied Baker to the hospital, where it was determined that he suffered a neck injury that would keep him out of action for 4 months. And after the Baron arrived at his ice-covered car w/ no tool to clear his windshield, a loud "ARGHHH" was overheard over Westchester County. 2 min 39 secs

Hulk Hogan v Stan Hansen: the Lariat showed some color after Hogan connected w/ a Closed Fist. Hansen earned an early DQ pt after a Punch to Groin. Hogan mostly controlled this one and got the submission w/ an Overhead Gutwrench Backbreaker Rack. 7 min 33 secs

Bruno Sammartino v Nick Bockwinkel: these two wrestled to a time-limit draw on MD 165 then Bockwinkel got the pin after a Piledriver on MD 169. Bockwinkel went berserk pre-match here after overhearing the commentator question whether his heart was in the game since losing the World Heavyweight Championship (+3 END). It would be fair to say that the Living Legend Sammartino dominated this one. But I would be remiss if I did not mention that Bockwinkel trapped Bruno in a Figure 4 in the opening minute, only to have Pedro Morales rock him on the back, breaking up the hold and more importantly causing some serious damage (-10 END). Bruno's best moves were a Hammerlock, Belly-to-Back Suplex, Bear Hug and Canadian Backbreaker. He got the pin after a second Backbreaker. Post-match, Ric Flair joined Nick in a post-match beating of Sammartino. 8 min 28 secs
Derek Kraft - Mar 30, 2017 - 01:08 PM
Post subject: MD 172 results
Match Day 172
Gymnasium, SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Referee = Larry Lisowski

Ricky Steamboat v Greg Valentine w/ new manager Jimmy Hart: the Long Island crowd was stunned when Valentine came out w/ his new manager and booed liked never before (+2 heat). Steamboat was still removing his gear when the bell rang and the Hammer rolled him up and almost got the pin (pin 1-4, rolled 2 but 6 6-sided). Steamboat then performed the next 6 moves, including a Diving Headbutt Drop. Valentine came back w/ 7 of the next 8 including a pair of Belly-to-Back Suplexes. Steamboat executed a Flying Body Press, and Valentine a Neckbreaker. Ricky hit another Flying Body Press and 2 mins later got the pin after a 2nd Diving Headbutt Drop. Post-match, Valentine was joined by Bret Hart and the two pummeled Steamboat. 12 min 41 secs

Jimmy Snuka v Austin Idol: an even bout with Idol landing more high-impact moves (Power Suplex, Running Clothesline, Release German Suplex). Superfly earned the first pin attempt in the 7th min after a Superplex. Idol kicked out and less than 2 mins later applied a Figure 4 Leglock. Submission! There was some controversy over whether Snuka was fighting through the pin or submitting (sub 1-6, rolled 6) but the ref called for the bell and the records will reflect a victory for Austin. 8 min 6 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Dick the Bruiser: the Minnesota Wrecking Crew jumped Rhodes pre-match. Fortunately, Verne Gagne was nearby. A tag team match was scheduled for MD 177. Dusty found Dick’s hidden Hammer and used it early (-8 END), following it up with a Sleeper. Bruiser surprisingly submitted! 2 min 39 secs

Antonio Inoki v Jerry Lawler: Inoki faced Lawler on MD 161 when Wahoo McDaniel turned heel and used a Tomahawk on him, allowing the King to get the easy pin. This match was intense from the outset. Lawler landed an Elbow Drop then bashed Inoki w/ a Fan’s Oxygen Tank! Inoki replied w/ a Big Slap. Lawler nailed a Flying Body Press and covered (kick out). Inoki applied a Cobra Twist and hit a Fall-Away Slam, tiring Lawler. Inoki pulled out all the stops, performing a Gutwrench Suplex, Seated Armbar and Enzuigiri. A Cross Armbreaker minutes later resulted in a pin victory for Inoki. While the ref was raising Inoki’s hand in victory, Lawler attacked the victor w/ a Chair. But Andre rushed to the ring and made the save! 6 min 50 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Mad Dog Vachon v Ric Flair: on MD 168 the Nature Boy was well in control and looked to be about to reclaim the coveted US Championship when he inadvertently ran into the referee and was disqualified. Here, he was in control again after 5 mins, having exhausted the champ w/ a pair of Chop Blocks, a Back Suplex and a Figure 4. MDV tried to rally w/ 4 consecutive moves, including a Fireman’s Carry, but it wasn’t enough. An Elbow Drop from Flair allowed him to get the pin and become a 3x United States Champion! 7 min 39 secs

Hulk Hogan & Andre the Giant v Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: the faces have had separate feuds w/ Heenan’s big men but came together on MD 165 when Andre prevented interference from Bundy in the Hogan/Studd bout. Solid match w/ some interesting moves. Andre landed a Kick to Face. The heels teamed for a Double Back Elbow Smash. Andre and Hogan combined for a Double DDT. Bundy tried a Suplex but Andre was too heavy, eliciting some laughter and a “King Kong Wimpy” chant from the by now inebriated crowd. Studd and Bundy landed an impressive Double Dropkick, causing a gasp from the raucous attendees. Studd nailed a Short-Armed Clothesline followed by a Running Clothesline on Hogan. Hulk responded w/ a Bear Hug and Running Clothesline of his own. It was anyone’s match. Bundy tagged in and executed a Piledriver on Hogan. Lisowski counted, 1-2-3, and Big John Studd and King Kong Bundy got the upset victory! 11 min 1 sec
Derek Kraft - Mar 30, 2017 - 05:28 PM
Post subject: MD 173 results
Match Day 173
Colden Auditorium, Queens College
Queens, NY
Referee = Tom “Rocky” Stone
ALL TAG-TEAM ACTION NIGHT

Antonio Inoki & Hacksaw Duggan v Rick Rude & Jake Roberts: on MD 170 the heels attacked Hacksaw pre-match but the honorable Inoki made the save. Duggan earned 2 DQ pts in the opening minutes here then had to be on his best behavior the rest of the way. Inoki applied his Manji-Gatame hold. Roberts came in on a hot tag and performed 6 straight moves, including a Running Clothesline and Release German Suplex. Duggan nailed a Three Point Stance Clothesline. Jake performed his patented DDT. Back and forth it went. Inoki tagged out at the 25 min mark and Hacksaw came in and dominated, hitting the last 10 moves and earning 6 pin attempts. After a 3rd Three Point Stance Clothesline, he went for the pin. 1-2-BELL! Time limit draw! 30 mins

The Steiner Brothers v The Russians: on MD 167 the Steiners flattened both the Russians and Midnight Rockers. Nikita Koloff was the dominant force in this one, as he and Uncle Ivan earned 6 pin/sub attempts to 2 for the Steiners. A fourth Russian Sickle allowed Nikita to get the pin at 19 min 2 secs.

The East-West Connection v The Blackjacks w/ manager Bobby Heenan: who knew Robin Williams was a wrestling fan? He jawed with both teams pre-match. The Connection hoped for a different result than MD 168 when the Blackjacks won in a quick one. Heenan inadvertently distracted Blackjack Lanza in the 6th minute, allowing Adrian Adonis to nail a DDT. He followed it up with a Shoulder Block off Ropes and double-team Shoulder Block + Clothesline. Lanza was able to make the tag and Blackjack Mulligan almost got the cheap pin w/ a Go Behind Takedown & Roll-Up, but Adonis kicked out at the last second. The Blackjacks followed it up w/ a Double Powerbomb. Jesse Ventura tagged in and performed a Hip Roll. Mulligan did him one better w/ a Power Slam and Double Axe Handle. Then chaos broke out and both teams brawled into the crowd. Watch out Robin! Double count-out at 10 min 15 secs.

The Rock & Roll Express v the Minnesota Wrecking Crew w/ manager Johnny Valiant: I’m sure I don’t have to remind everyone what happened on MD 133 when the R&R Express met Tully Blanchard and Pat Patterson in a 3-Month Suspension Match. In case you forgot Ole Anderson interfered, allowing Blanchard to hit his finisher, get the pin and banish the Express from the RWF for 3 full months. The Crew pretty much controlled this one. Lars Anderson slipped Ole a Roll of Quarters in the early going and he used them on Robert Gibson (-6 END). The MWC earned 14 pin/sub attempts to only 1 for the Express. Bear Hug by Ole, Piledriver by Lars, pair of Clotheslines and a Body Slam by Ole, but somehow the match continued. Robert Gibson made an impressive rally late, nailing 6 consecutive moves, including 3 Rebound Suplexes and Multiple Atomic Drops. But Lars hit a devastating Power Slam and got the pin and win for the Crew VERY LATE, at 29 min 35 secs.

The Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering v The Fabulous Freebirds w/ valet Precious: these teams have each won twice against the other, w/ the ‘Birds winning in 37 secs in the last encounter on MD 162. Stone was well into his 2nd hour of ring action but he was going strong, catching Precious trying to pass an object to Michael Hayes (banned from ringside) and seeing Animal Choke Hayes w/ the Tag Rope (1 DQ pt). Animal had a nice run going w/ a Body Slam and a pair of Gutbusters, but Terry Gordy put an end to it by punching him w/ Brass Knuckles. The match was even, w/ the Freebirds hitting an Eye Rake/Slingshot Suplex and the Warriors a Forearm Smash Combo. Hayes applied a Figure 4 and landed a Running Knee Smash while the Warriors hit the Doomsday Device. The bell ended this one at the 30 minute mark - time limit draw! ENDs were Hawk -7, Animal -8, Hayes -5 and Gordy -6.

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: The British Bulldogs v The Champions the Sheik and Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: the Sheik nailed an Arabian Facebuster on the concrete early. He then applied a painful Armpit Claw and nailed a DDT on the Dynamite Kid. Davey Boy Smith was late to break it up and the champs got the early 1-2-3 and victory. 4 min 39 secs
Derek Kraft - Apr 13, 2017 - 11:15 AM
Post subject: Raw 5/9 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Raw 5/9
CenturyLink Center
Omaha, NE
Referee = Chad Patton

Xavier Woods w/ ally Kofi Kingston v Chris Jericho w/ best friend Kevin Owens: short but interesting match with Y2J hitting a Flying Forearm Smash and Tilt-a-Whirl Backbreaker early and Xavier performing a sweet sequence of Honor Roll, (Rolling Thunder Clothesline), Shining Wizard and Headscissors Takedown. Kofi pulled Jericho out of the ring and Woods bashed him w/ a Chair. Back in the ring Jericho put the match to bed, landing a Springboard Plancha, Lionsault and Codebreaker, getting the pin at 6 min 46 secs. Woods snapped post-match and had to be pulled off Jericho by both Kingston and Owens.

Rosa Mendes v Eva Marie: the ladies put on a nice show. Mendes went on the attack early, executing La Peligrosa and a Flying Clothesline. Marie battled back w/ a Running Back Elbow, Seated Surfboard and Side Slam Backbreaker. A Hell Makeover (Swinging Neckbreaker) exhausted Marie but she got some nice licks in outside the ring w/ a Hit w/ Chair and Slam into Ring Steps. A 2nd Hell Makeover proved too much and Mendes got the pin at 12 min 43 secs. Post-match, Mendes flipped out and beat Eva w/ a Nightstick, turning heel!

Dean Ambrose & Zack Ryder v The Social Outcasts (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel): on 4/12 the Outcasts got the pin after a Low Blow. Ambrose came out hot, grabbing some tights w/ a Quick Pin Move, applying a Cross-Face Chickenwing, and hitting a DDT. The Outcasts got into the match w/ a Slam into Ring Steps and Hit w/ Chair by Dallas and an Axel Dropkick. But Ryder dominated at the end, hitting 9 straight moves, including a Flapjack, Double High Knee, Inverted Atomic Drop and got the pin after an Elbro Drop. 16 min 48 secs

INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Goldust v Rusev w/ valet Lana: these 2 wrestled to a double count-out on 4/26. The champ dominated here, with 6 pin/sub attempts to 0 for the Bulgarian Brute. Goldust demonstrated his full arsenal, performing a Final Cut (Swinging Vertical Suplex), Cobra Clutch w/ Body Scissors, a Gutwrench Suplex, a Release German Suplex, a Dropdown Uppercut and honoring his late father w/ a Bionic Elbow. He got the pin and retained the title after a 2nd Gutwrench Suplex at 12 min 40 secs.

Roman Reigns v Ryback: this match was designed to be a nice little warm-up for the Big Dog before his encounter w/ Bray Wyatt at Extreme Rules later in the month. No one told Ryback, who absolutely obliterated Reigns here. Ryback connected w/ a Meat Hook, executed a Boulder Holder and Ryback Powerbomb, and finished the match w/ a devastating Shell Shocked (Cradle Suplex), getting the pin at 9 min 20 secs. Ric Flair approached the winner post-match and offered to be his manager. Ryback accepted!

Stardust v AJ Styles: the Club interfered on 5/3, causing a double count-out. In this rematch, AJ hit a Rack Bomb early, but Stardust established control w/ a Straight Jacket DDT. Diamond Dust and Superplex. Styles then went on a 4 move single pt run before Stardust went on a 5 move barrage that included a Star Effect and The Queen’s Crossbow. The Phenomenal One used an Electric Dog Collar (now his preferred foreign object) but that only served to motivate the strange Stardust. Another Diamond Dust and Queen’s Crossbow sapped anything AJ had left, and a 2nd Straight Jacket DDT finished him off at 15 min 18 secs. The Club joined Styles in beating Stardust post-match.
Derek Kraft - Apr 13, 2017 - 06:09 PM
Post subject: Smack 5/10 results
WWE 2016 Subdivision
Smackdown 5/10
Wells Fargo Arena
Des Moines, IA
Referee = Charles Robinson

Stephanie McMahon announced that there will be a 6-man Ladder Match at Extreme Rules, with the winner claiming the United States Championship! Stardust will be one participant and there will be 3 matches tonight and 2 next week that will hopefully determine the remaining participants. The pertinent matches tonight will be Neville/Rollins, Cesaro/Rowan and Swagger/Sheamus.

Neville v Seth Rollins: Seth hit a Pedigree on Neville on the ramp on 5/2, causing a pre-match count-out v the Miz. But more than revenge, Neville was looking to qualify for the coveted US Championship. Seth caught The Man That Gravity Forgot a couple of times early w/ Superkicks, then landed a pretty Inverted Huracanrana. Neville performed a pair of aerial maneuvers, a Top Rope Body Press and Diving Headbutt Drop. The Architect built a lead w/ 3 consecutive moves, including a Turnbuckle Powerbomb. But Neville rallied, performing 6 straight single pointers and evening the bout at -5 END. The match turned when Ryback entered the ring, botched his interference, and clocked Rollins w/ a Chair (-8 END). Neville made the cover, Robinson counted 1-2-3, and Neville will participate in the first ever Ladder Match to become the inaugural United States Champion.

R-Truth v Randy Orton: Truth attacked the Apex Predator after losing his match at Payback. Here, Orton came at him pre-match, but Truth caught him clean in the jaw w/ a Dropkick, KOing Orton. He was counted out and later it was revealed by Tom Phillips that he would miss 3 weeks of action w/ a jaw injury.

Emma v Brie Bella: Emma got the sub 2 months ago on 3/1. Brie landed a Running Clothesline to open here. But Becky Lynch, Rosa Mendes and Brie’s sister Nikki entered the ring soon after and all hell broke loose. Robinson tried to break it up, and may have been a little grabby (who can blame him?) but he was forced to call for the bell and disqualify both wrestlers. Stefanie McMahon announced that Rosa & Emma would face the Bella Twins at Extreme Rules in a Tornado Tag Team match!

Cesaro v Erick Rowan w/ leader Bray Wyatt: Bray confronted Cesaro and compared him to carrion and Rowan to a buzzard. Cesaro just smiled and mimicked a Cesaro Swing. Rowan landed Clubbing Forearms and Cesaro a Running Corner to Corner Uppercut before Bray blatantly interfered, poking Cesaro in the eye, which Robinson saw. DQ! Cesaro will battle for the US title at Extreme Rules! 3 min 28 secs

Jack Swagger v Sheamus: Sheamus pinned Swagger on 4/12 but Swagger joined John Cena in a post-match beatdown on the Celtic Warrior at Payback. An early Celtic Cross decided this one, w/ Sheamus getting the pin at 3 min 9 secs. Sheamus joins Cesaro, Neville and Stardust at Extreme Rules!

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Champions The Lucha Dragons v The New Day w/ Xavier Woods: the New Day earned a title shot by taking down both the Usos and the Club. Kofi Kingston looked like he might have won the New Day the titles when he grabbed a fistful of Kalisto’s tights on an early Quick Pin Move, but Kalisto got out of it. Sin Cara tagged in, landed a pretty Handspring Back Elbow, then rolled Kofi up and grabbed his own fistful of tights. Robinson made the count, 1-2-3, and the Dragons successfully defended their titles for the 3rd consecutive time. 3 min 7 secs
Derek Kraft - Apr 15, 2017 - 08:54 PM
Post subject: MD 174 results
Match Day 174
Cafe au Go Go
New York, NY
Referee = Todd Sinclair

Argentina Rocca v JBL w/ ally Stan Hansen: Rocca impressed w/ a Superplex, Airplane Spin and DDT, and JBL w/ a Swinging Neckbreaker and JBL Bomb. The match was decided when Jake Roberts entered the ring, swung Brass Knuckles, missed Rocca and connected w/ JBL. Easy cover for Argentina. 9 min 12 secs

Jimmy Snuka v Austin Idol: the Heartthrob applied his Las Vegas Leglock and a Sleeper Hold early, but otherwise this match was all Snuka. Three different times, after a Knee Drop, Flying Body Press and Top Rope Body Press, Idol got his foot/hand on the ropes at the very last second (the 20-sided die was within the pin range but the 6-sided die was a 6). Snuka even nailed a Diving Headbutt and two Superfly Splashes, but couldn't get the pin. Idol overcame 9 different pin attempts AFTER he became exhausted. This one ended in a 20 minute time limit draw. ENDs at the end were Snuka -7 and Idol -40.

TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Mil Mascaras v Champion Randy Savage: the Macho Man was determined here, opening w/ Savage Punches in Corner, hitting a Stalling Suplex and finishing the match w/ his patented Flying Elbow. Easy win for the champ. 4 min 2 secs

The Midnight Rockers v The Steiner Brothers: the Steiners stormed the ring on MD 167 and flattened both tag teams (Rockers and Russians). Here, Scott Steiner almost had the pin in the 11th minute but Shawn Michaels got his foot on the ropes at the last second. Steiner followed it up w/ a sweet sequence of Mounted Punches, Frankensteiner and Steiner Recliner (Standing Camel Clutch). Both Marty Jannetty and Rick Steiner tagged in soon after and Rick nearly got the pin but this time it was Marty who got his foot on the ropes at the last second. While Rick distracted the ref Scott hit a Blatant Low Blow on Jannetty (-5 END). A pair of Steinerizers late on Michaels earned the pinfall for the Steiners at 20 min 24 secs. Post-match, Adnan Al Kaissey approached the Steiners and offered his managerial services. The Steiners accepted!

Rick Martel v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: in their last bout on MD 169, Martel blocked Hart's Singapore Cane attack and used it himself, resulting in an early DQ. Here, Jimmy tossed Bret that same Cane early and he used it (-4 END). Bret performed a Snap Suplex. Martel rallied w/ a Hip Toss and Diving Crossbody. Hart hit a 2nd Rope Elbow Drop but Martel came back w/ a Spinning Spinebuster. Each applied a submission hold, Martel a Boston Crab and Hart a Figure 4. Hart exhausted Martel w/ a Pendulum Backbreaker then applied his finisher, the Sharpshooter. Martel submitted. 10 min 5 secs. Commissioner Buttons then stunned the crowd, taking a break from his cardboard infatuation to announce that the winner of the match, Bret Hart, would face Hulk Hogan in a 3-month suspension match! Unbelievable!

STEEL CAGE MATCH: Sting v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Sting came in w/ 2 sub victories against BJS and Studd 2 wins, via DQ and pre-match count-out. Pre-match, the Big Apple crowd loudly booed Studd. Sting dominated the opening 10 minutes, earning 5 pin/sub attempts to 0 for Studd and leading in END 0 to -24. Big John then went on a 7 move run, including a Whip into Cage, Big Boot and finally, Ramming Sting's Head into the Cage. Studd covered, blood dripped from both combatants, Sinclair made the count, 1-2-3, and Studd got the comeback and somewhat surprising Steel Cage victory. 4 straight wins by heels after Rocca's victory and a draw sent the NYC crowd home angry. 13 min 54 sec
Derek Kraft - Apr 16, 2017 - 11:29 AM
Post subject: MD 175 results
Match Day 175
Roosevelt Stadium
Jersey City, NJ
Referee = Red Shoes Unno

Tommy Rich v Roddy Piper w/ bodyguard Bob Orton: on MD 167 the kilted one got the early pin after Rich was attacked pre-match by Mr. Saito and Mitsu Arakawa. Wildfire was in control of this one, executing a Stalling Suplex before the action went outside the ring, where Rich Slammed Piper through the Announcer's Table and Hit him w/ a Chair. Piper got back into the match w/ a 6 move sequence that included a Running Clothesline and Repeated Punches, as well as the first 2 pin attempts of the match. Rich recovered though, exhausting Roddy w/ a Piledriver, softening him up w/ a Sitout Suplex Slam and getting the 3-count after an Atomic Drop. 11 min 49 secs

Pedro Morales v Wahoo McDaniel: Wahoo berated the ring announcer for putting what he perceived as more oomph into introducing his opponent (+1 heat, +3 END). But it was Morales who came out hot, opening with a Cross Body Block and Repeated Punches to Face, and also performing a Caribbean Lift (Running Knee Lift) and Release German Suplex. In fact McDaniel didn't have an offensive move until the 5th minute, when he caught Morales in a Indian Leg Lock. To everyone's surprise, Pedro couldn't escape and he was forced to submit (sub 1-3, rolled 1). WOW! 4 min 39 secs

John Cena & Magnum TA v Doom: the heels were in control after a double-team Headbutt and Flying Elbow and a Butch Reed Powerslam, but then inexplicably Doom went off and pummeled the faces w/ Steel Chairs until the locker room emptied. DQ! 2 min 20 secs

Lex Luger v Superstar Billy Graham w/ Adnan Al Kaissey: the 4th bout btwn the 2, w/ Graham getting 2 pins, 1 dirty, and Luger having 1 pin thanks to botched interference. Graham established his dominance early here, thanks to a bash w/ a Souvenir Baseball Bat, and following up w/ a Backbeaker and Powerslam. Al Kaissey did his part, distracting Unno long enough for Superstar to connect w/ a Chair Shot (-5 END). Another Backbreaker, a Bear Hug and then a 2nd Bear Hug and this one was over, w/ Graham getting the 3-count at 7 min 8 secs. ENDs were Graham +3 and Luger -17.

The Ultimate Warrior v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: Jimmy Snuka joined Warrior for his entrance, getting a big pop. Slaughter applied the Camel Clutch early, but after escaping Warrior took over and never looked back. A Gorilla Press Drop, Multiple Warrior Clotheslines, a Warrior Splash, a Powerslam and a Warrior Corner Splash were cumulatively too much, and the Ultimate Warrior earned the pin at 3 min 29 secs. SQUASH!

Bruno Sammartino v Nick Bockwinkel: these 2 have wrestled to a time limit draw, a Bockwinkel pin victory, and a Bruno pin victory, albeit after Morales's help. This one did not disappoint. The 1st significant even occurred in the 2nd minute when the action spilled outside the ring and the Most Dangerous Man in the RWF, the Sheik, disabled Unno before he could declare a double count-out. By the time replacement ref Brian Hebner arrived Bruno and Nick were back in the ring. Sammartino hit back-to-back Belly-to-Back Suplexes but Bockinwkel responded immediately w/ consecutive Flying Shoulder Smashes. Each earned a pair of pin attempts in the middle of the bout, w/ Sammartino getting one after Bruno Punches and Bockwinkel after a Piledriver. At the 10 min mark Nick executed a Bockwinkel Body Slam, evening the match at -9 END. Sammartino hit a Belly-to-Belly Suplex this time but couldn't get the pin. Bockwinkel then hit 3 straight high impact moves, culminating w/ a DDT and cover. Hebner quick-counted, 1-2-3 (pin 1-5, rolled 5) and Bockwinkel had the victory! 13 min 3 secs
Derek Kraft - Apr 18, 2017 - 02:04 PM
Post subject: MD 176 results
Match Day 176
Field House, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Referee = Drake Wuertz

The Crusher v Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: Zbyszko went off on the ring announcer for failing to introduce him as “the New Living Legend.” (+1 heat, +3 END). The Sheik entered the ring in the early going and DDTd Crusher. Zbyszko was DQd and the heels proceeded to beat Crusher. Dr. Brenda Buttons would later announce a 2 week injury. 2 min 6 secs

Bobo Brazil v The Iron Sheik w/ ally Stan Hansen: that’s right, the Iron Sheik is once again allied w/ the Lariat, as first reported by Pro Wrestling Illustrated! The Iron Sheik missed a Flying Head Butt early (-8 END) but continued the match. The Iron Sheik used his Loaded Boot. Brazil exhausted him w/ a Coco Butt. Bobo nearly got the pin after a Powerslam but Hansen placed his client’s foot on the ropes, which Wuertz saw (1 DQ pt)(I have added a new rule-if a wrestler has a manager/ally, and there is a 20-sided roll of 1 on a pin attempt on that wrestler, the ally breaks up pin). The Iron Sheik battled back w/ a Belly-to-Belly Suplex, Camel Clutch and Powerslam of his own. Then it was Brazil’s turn to respond, and he did, hitting 4 of the next 5 moves, including a finishing Piledriver that resulted in the pin. Another post-match examination by the busy and illustrious Dr. Buttons revealed some concussion symptoms for the Iron Sheik, certainly caused by the missed Diving Headbutt and aggravated further by the Coco Butt. He will miss 3 weeks of action. 11 min 38 secs

Otto Wanz v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: these 2 have some history, w/ Wanz being counted out after a pre-match Bundy Avalanche and Wanz being DQd after blocking and using Bundy’s foreign object. This match got crazy. Bruno Sammartino, friend of Wanz, watched from ringside and distracted KKB pre-match. Bundy hit a Clothesline early and went for the pin but Wuertz was distracted by Heenan. Wanz reversed the pin as the ref turned around and quick-counted, but Bundy kicked out. Wanz nailed a Shoulder Smash and covered, but Heenan pulled him off by the leg, unnoticed by Wuertz. Bundy hit a Bundy Splash, 2nd Rope elbow Drop and Piledriver. Wanz applied an Ankle Lock and performed the Big Otto Splash. The match was tied at -15 END in the 11th min. Bundy hit another Bundy Splash then a Running Knee Lift and covered. Wuertz counted, 1-2-Sammartino puts Wanz’s foot on the ropes (Wuertz sees the foot but not how it got there)! 2 mins later Bundy rushed Wanz w/ Brass Knuckles, Wanz blocked and grabbed them, KOing the heel. Wanz covered and got the 3-count and victory! 13 min 30 secs

Tommy Rich & Ricky Steamboat v Mr. Saito & Mitsu Arakawa w/ ally Stan Hansen: this feud began when the heels jumped Rich pre-match on MD 167. Both teams were counted out on MD 170 after Rich botched a Flying Fist Drop. Saito came close to an early pin here but Rich kicked out at the last second (pin 1-4, rolled 5). After 15 mins everyone was at +1 END. The match stayed even until the end when Rich performed 4 straight moves, including the finishing Flying Fist Drop that got the 3-count from Wuertz. Post-match, Stan Hansen joined in a beating of the faces. 27 min 24 secs

Verne Gagne v Gene Kiniski: on MD 167 Gagne hit his finisher on the ramp and Kinsiki couldn’t make his match. On MD 171 Kiniski dominated Gagne but botched a move that KOd everyone, resulting in a double count-out. Great entrance for Gagne here in the Midwest (+2 heat). Saito, good friend and former tag team partner of Kiniski, KOd Wuertz early and had heel referee Nick Patrick replace him. Kiniski performed a Body Slam and Running Clothesline and Gagne Headscissors and Belly-to Back Suplex. After 7 mins the match was even at -2 END. Verne performed a Spinning Toe Hold but it was a crowd-pleasing Back Drop by Kiniski that decided this one, as Gene got the pin at 11 min 20 secs.

Hulk Hogan v Jerry Lawler: Hogan has a 3-month suspension match coming up against Bret Hart, so you could excuse him if he overlooked this one. He didn’t. Both mean executed suplexes early, Hogan a Stalling Suplex and Lawler a Back Suplex. Hogan hit a pair of Powerslams and landed the devastating Hogan Leg Drop. Lawler used a Hammer, unseen by Patrick. The action went outside where Lawler performed a Body Slam on Concrete and Hogan a Slam through Announcer’s Table. Back inside, Hogan nailed a Body Slam and made the cover. Patrick surprisingly quick-counted, 1-2-3 (pin 1-5, rolled 5), and Hogan got the win. 11 min 12 secs
Derek Kraft - Apr 18, 2017 - 05:15 PM
Post subject: Official Rankings # 19
Official Rankings # 19
Tabulated after the results of MD 176 and audited by the good people at Arthur Andersen

# 1 World Heavyweight Champion Andre the Giant (6)
# 2 United States Champion Ric Flair (4)
# 3 Antonio Inoki (7)
# 4 Magnum TA (1)
# 5 Nick Bockwinkel (5)
# 6 Mad Dog Vachon (3)
# 7 Television Champion Randy Savage (10)
# 8 Hulk Hogan (NR)
# 9 Dusty Rhodes (NR)
# 10 TIE: Ricky Steamboat (Cool, Harley Race (NR)

Tag Teams
# 1 World Tag Team Champions The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko (1)
# 2 The Russians (NR)
# 3 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew
# 4 The British Bulldogs (2)

Note: the number to the right of the wrestler(s) refers to the previous ranking w/ NR = Not Ranked
Derek Kraft - Apr 21, 2017 - 01:56 PM
Post subject: Raw 5/16 results
2016 WWE Subdivision
Raw 5/16
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Greenboro, NC
Referee = Ryan Tran

Titus O’Neil v Alberto del Rio: on 4/19 Titus got the pin after Rusev inadvertently clocked the Pride of Mexico w/ a Nightstick, and on 5/2 Titus pinned del Rio after Adam Rose threw Brass Knuckles into the ring (O’Neil grabbed and used), but Shane McMahon reversed the result. Here, the most interesting event in the early going was Titus finding and using del Rio’s hidden Slapjack (-8 END). Alberto hung in there though and after 8 min the match was even at -6 END. The action went outside where del Rio Bodyslammed Titus on the Concrete and O’Neil Slammed Alberto through BOTH the English and Spanish Announcer’s Tables. Back inside del Rio used his Slapjack then caught Titus w/ a Step-Up Enzuigiri. Mexico’s Greatest Export covered, Tran counted 1-2-3 and del Rio was victorious. 12 min 9 secs

Dolph Ziggler v The Miz w/ valet Maryse: the Miz’s entrance music was replaced by the theme song from He-Man, delighting the crowd (-1 heat). This one had some high stakes with the winner getting a spot in the Ladder Match at Extreme Rules for the United States Championship. Ziggler had the momentum w/ a Dropkick and Sitdown Facebuster, but the Miz nailed a Half Nelson Facebuster then applied a Figure 4 Leglock and surprisingly got the submission from the usually game Ziggler. 4 min 50 secs

The Usos v The Golden Truth: after losing to the New Day on 5/2 the Usos went off, throwing a monitor at the commentators and turning heel. The Golden Truth challenged them. A Leaping Shoulder Block, Ram into Ring Steps and Double Headbutt Drop gave the Usos the advantage early. The Intercontinental Champion Goldust tagged in and made a quick pin move w/ a fistful of tights then almost forced Jey Uso to pass out w/ a Sleeper (sub 1-4, rolled 5). Later Truth came close to a pin after grabbing a fistful of tights (pin 1-7, rolled 7 but 6 6-sided). The Usos hit a Double Samoan Splash on Truth but Goldust broke up the pin attempt. A Double Suicide Drive moved the action outside where a Jey Uso Superkick and Truth Vertical Suplex Stunner left everyone in shambles. Jey was the first to recover and made it back to the ring just before Tran reached a 10-count. Usos win by count-out! 15 min 25 secs

Becky Lynch v Natalya: on 5/3 there was a double count-out after a botched Superplex. The Queen of Harts applied the family Sharpshooter early but Becky escaped. Lynch impressed w/ a Lass-Plex then an incredible closing sequence of Multiple Japanese Arm Drags, Back Kick, Pumphandle Side Slam and finally the Dis-Arm-Her. The Irish Lasskicker got the pin at 5 min 39 secs.

Dean Ambrose v Kevin Owens w/ best friend Chris Jericho: KO made a great entrance with the crowd popping when his music hit then when he and Jericho strutted out the crowd turned angry, hurling abuse at the hated heels (+2 heat). The winner here would be the final entrant into the US Championship Ladder Match at Extreme Rules. It almost took longer to write the summary of the match than it did to decide it, as Ambrose got the quick-count pin (pin 1-3, rolled 3) after an early DDT. 2 min 6 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion John Cena v Brock Lesnar w/ advocate Paul Heyman: Lesnar opened w/ 7 consecutive moves, including Multiple Knee Lifts, Suplex City and a Spinebuster. A mere mortal would be out but not John Cena, and after a Gutwrench Suplex, Diving Leg Drop Bulldog and a Boston Crab he was right back in it. Brock hit a Spinebuster then an F-5, regaining control and exhausting Cena. Another rally for the champ, including a Vertical Suplex and Piledriver, evened the match at -11 END in the 14th minute. An Attitude Adjustment by Cena looked like the end but Lesnar got his shoulder off the mat. Then Brock performed a Running Powerbomb and another F-5, covered, 1-2-3, and the WWE has a new World Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar! Post-match, Shane McMahon announced a 30 min Ironman Match at Extreme Rules btwn these 2 for the title! 15 min 36 secs
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