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Post subject: MD 215 results  PostPosted: Oct 14, 2017 - 09:34 PM



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Match Day 215
Memorial Auditorium
Utica, NY
Referee = Tom Hamilton

Rick Martel v Mr. Saito: on MD 210 Saito called Martel a "Boston Scab," and Martel challenged him to this match, which was announced to be Saito's last in the RWF. Ric Flair distracted the referee early, allowing Saito to throw and rub salt in Martel's eyes (-10 END), but the Scab's versatile arsenal, including a Release German Suplex, Gutwrench Suplex, Airplane Spin and his finishing Boston Crab allowed him to overcome and get the pinfall victory at 5 min 50 secs. Despite his deviousness, the upstate crowd gave Saito a warm goodbye.

Ivan Putski v Pat Patterson: Putski had a pin attempt after a Polish Hammer but otherwise had a difficult time w/ the more technical Patterson, who performed an Armlock Takedown, Bridging German Suplex and a Boston Crab. Putski submitted at 5 min 10 secs.

Pedro Morales v Carlos Colon: Morales evened this feud at 1 apiece after an early submission victory on MD 209. Despite Morales performing the majority of the moves, this match was even at +1 END after 7 minutes due to Colon's Biting of Morales's Arm AND Leg. A Knee Drop Backbreaker tired Colon and a Cannon Ball resulted in a 3 count in favor of Morales. 8 min 10 secs

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: The Midnight Rockers v Champions the Brisco Brothers: the Rockers got this title opportunity after winning on MD 211 after the Commissioner declared the stipulation. Shawn Michaels and Jerry Brisco opened this match and locked up. Brisco then caught the Rocker in a Quick Roll-Up Pin, Hamilton counted 1-2-3, and the Briscos successfully defended their title in 13 seconds!

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP unification (the Television title merged into the US belt): Television Champion Lou Thesz v United States Champion Bruno Sammartino w/ valet & girlfriend Precious: you knew this one was going to be a good one, which in wrestling doesn't always turn out true, but here it did. Thesz hit a Bridging Belly-to-Back Suplex. Precious Tripped Thesz. Hamilton caught Precious trying to pass a Branding Iron and banned her from ringside. Thesz exhausted the Living Legend w/ another Suplex and earned a pin attempt w/ Powerbomb. A Shoulder Block exhausted Thesz. Bruno then performed his signature Hammerlock and locked in a Bear Hug, which Thesz broke. After a pair of single point moves Sammartino grasped Thesz in another Bear Hug. Thesz couldn't break it this time and was forced to submit at 16 min 24 secs. Post-match, Sammartino called for Precious to return to the ring. He then got down on one knee, proposed marriage, and she accepted! Though a ring was not proffered, Precious walked out with the invaluable United States Championship belt on her waist.

Antonio Inoki v Andre the Giant: a contrast of styles, with the plodding Giant facing the methodical Inoki. Andre connected w/ a Chop to Head, Running Clothesline and Kick to Face and applied a Bear Hug early, but Inoki's Seated Armbar, Manji-Gatame and Stepover Standing Armbar kept the match even. A DDT, Indian Deathlock and 2nd Manji-Gatame kept Andre off balance, and a Cross Armbreaker resulted in Inoki felling the Giant and getting the pin. 11 min 13 secs
 
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Post subject: MD 216 results  PostPosted: Oct 16, 2017 - 11:15 AM



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Match Day 216
Sargent Gym, Boston University
Boston, MA
Referee = Bruno Lauer

Jimmy Valiant v Austin Idol: these two wrestled to a Double Count-Out on MD 209. Idol earned some heat and END pre-match after becoming upset at the announcer’s intro. Valiant landed a Big Clothesline and performed a pair of Eye Pokes to take the advantage early. Idol responded w/ a Sleeper, Body Slam, and Power Suplex. A Las Vegas Neckbreaker and a second Body Slam almost responded in a pin. The Boogie Woogie Man managed to escape from the Las Vegas Leglock but not the subsequent pin. Good victory for the Universal Heartthrob. 8 min 13 secs

The Masked Superstar v Steve Regal: each man was making his debut. Superstar went for a Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Tights right away then argued with Lauer when he didn’t get the 3-count. Regal went to the ropes and surprising Superstar w/a Flying Body Press. 1-2-3 and this one was over quickly. 52 secs

Ricky Steamboat v Jake Roberts: Jake opened w/ a Leg Drop and Release German Suplex but then the Dragon hit the next 9 moves, including a Head Scissor Takedown, 2nd Rope Headbutt and Body Slam. Steamboat nailed a Diving Headbutt Drop and got the pin. 7 min 10 secs

Lex Luger v Arn Anderson: the Enforcer, nephew of Ole and Lars Anderson, was making his debut in the RWF. The highlight of this one was Anderson setting up his signature Gourdbuster, but Luger reversed and nailed the move himself. 2 minutes later a Bear Hug resulted in the submission and spoiled Arn’s debut. 6 min 6 secs

Ed “Strangler” Lewis v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: there was a major stipulation to this match-if King Kong Bundy did not win, he would be dismissed from the RWF. The debutant Strangler looked good early, performing the opening 4 moves but then failed when he tried a Suplex on the Heavy KKB. They went back and forth a bit with Lewis executing a Spinning Leg Hold and Bundy a Body Slam. Bundy then went on a run, hitting a Powerslam and Clothesline, tiring Lewis. Then came the devastating Atlantic City Avalanche, which Lewis most certainly could never encountered previously. 1-2-3, KKB wins and retains his status in the RWF. 9 min 39 secs

The British Bulldogs v The Minnesota Wrecking Crew w/ manager Jimmy Valiant: MWC lead this feud 3-2-1 after a pin victory on MD 208. A child help up a pro-Bulldogs sign during the Crew’s entrance only to watch in horror as Ole Anderson ripped it up, eliciting a chorus of boos (+1 heat). The Dynamite Kid was able to hit a Flying Headbutt when Valiant inadvertently distracted Ole. After both Lars Anderson and Davey Boy Smith tagged, Lars was able to wrest control, performing 5 straight moves, including a Clothesline and teaming for Double Hip Toss. Lars locked in a Bear Hug, the Kid tried to break it up but was met by Ole, and DBS was forced to submit at 8 min 10 secs. Post-match, the Bulldogs cut a brilliant promo in which they vowed to return to the top of their game despite losing this feud.

Coming Up:

MD 217: the Iron Sheik battles for his RWF life as he must beat the debuting Pez Whatley; Ray Stevens debuts against the returning Kerry Von Erich; and Lou Thesz faces the returning Terry Funk w/ a US title shot at stake

MD 218: 2 triple threat matches: the 1st is a loser is gone from the RWF match featuring Bobo Brazil, Tommy Rich and Jimmy Snuka. Then to determine who will face the Macho Man for the World Heavyweight Championship, Dusty Rhodes v Nick Bockwinkel v a surprise entrant

MD 219: another loser gone triple threat as Harley Race v Pat Patterson v Superstar Billy Graham; Crusher & Slaughter continue their loser is gone feud; and Randy Savage defends the most prestigious title in sports
 
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Post subject: MD 217 results  PostPosted: Nov 13, 2017 - 01:01 PM



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Match Day 217
Wesleyan University
Middleton, CT
Referee = Tim Fuller

Bobo Brazil v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Bobo aroused himself and the crowd (+1 heat, +2 END) w/ a fiery promo, referring to the Superstar as a “Graham Cracker.” Brazil opened w/ 9 consecutive moves, including a Body Slam, Power Slam and a Coco Butt outside the ring. A Piledriver and another Coco Butt provided pin attempts. Al Kaissey tried to help his client w/a Fireball, which allowed Superstar to apply a Bearhug. Bobo escaped and reasserted control w/ a pair of Piledrivers. Another Body Slam by Brazil resulted in a pin. Post-match, Al Kaissey jumped into the ring, distracting Brazil, and Superstar jumped him before the heel and his manager applied a beatdown. 12 min 43 secs

Pistol Pez Whatley v The Iron Sheik: while this was the debut of Pez, the big story here was that the Iron Sheik needed to win the match or be relegated (in singles competition) from the RWF. Things did not bode well as he came into the match w/ 9 consecutive losses. Whatley took control early w/ a pair of Flying Body Presses, a trifecta of Big Headbutts, and a Top Rope Dropkick. The Iron Sheik was down -11 to +3 in END after 7 mins but still thought it prudent to celebrate after hitting a Vertical Suplex. A Flying Willie (Diving Headbutt) ended the Iranian’s RWF singles career. Pez gets a victory in his debut! 10 min 45 secs

Kerry Von Erich v Ray Stevens: Kerry returns and Ray makes his RWF debut. These two wasted no time exchanging pleasantries as Von Erich performed a Power Slam and 2nd Rope Knee Drop in the opening minute and Stevens responded w/ a Crippling Piledriver and Sleeper. The Modern Day Warrior hit a Vertical Suplex on the concrete but then was attacked by Nick Bockwinkel! The Crippler exhausted Von Erich w/ a well-placed but unseen Kick to Groin. But that kick only served to motivate Kerry, who applied a Full Nelson and executed 2 more Vertical Suplexes, getting the 3-count after the second. 10 min 20 secs

Crusher & Otto Wanz v King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: in their last encounter on MD 209 the heels were DQd after Bundy clocked Crusher and the ref w/ a steel chair. Studd earned some heat pre-match by grabbing the microphone from the ring announcer and calling the crowd “uppity good-for-nothings who should have been tossed off the Mayflower, mid-voyage!” The faces defended the honor of the New Englanders, with Crusher applying a Full Nelson and Kicking Studd in the Knee Cap. Later, Studd tried to Suplex Wanz and failed. Wanz hit a Power Slam then the Big Otto Corner Splash and covered. 1-2-3, faces win! Wanz had already been relegated in singles action and this was his last bout in the RWF. Good to see him go out in style. 9 min 15 secs

Dick the Bruiser v The Sheik: never one to miss an opportunity to make another enemy, the Sheik made derogatory comments about Pistol Pez’s mother pre-match. Whatley challenged him to a future match. The Sheik got some early offense in here w/ a Swinging Neckbreaker and Double Leg Kick. Bruiser then went on an 11 move run, including a DDT, Atomic Drop, Headlock & Punches and 2nd Rope Knee Drop. The Sheik then hit a few single pt moves before Dick Raked his Eyes w/ Boot Laces, putting the Sheik out of his misery and getting the pin. Post-match, the Sheik’s partner Larry Zbyszko hit Dick from behind and the heels pummeled him. 11 min 32 secs

Lou Thesz v Terry Funk: Funk was making his RWF return and to add to the excitement, this match would determine who got the next shot at Bruno Sammartino and the prestigious United States Championship. It was a feeling out process until the action went outside in the 5th minute when Thesz Slammed Funk through the Announcer’s Table. Back in the ring Funk his a Brainbuster and cut Thesz open w/ an Elbow Smash to Head. Thesz applied a Backbreaker Submission and Funk covered after a Spinning Toe Hold, but neither was successful in ending the bout. Thesz hit a Piledriver. Funk landed a Belly-to-Back Suplex then a Headlock Takedown. Fuller quick-counted (pin 1-3, rolled 3) and Funk got the victory! 11 min 38 secs
 
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Match Day 218
46th Street Rock Palace
Brooklyn, NY
Referee = Brad Robinson

Triple Threat Relegation Match (loser is gone from RWF, winner is safe, wrestler not involved in pin will be in a playoff): Bobo Brazil v Jimmy Snuka v Tommy Rich: Wildfire was the first to tire in this one after a Double Dropkick and Bobo Body Slam. Brazil tired due to a Rich Atomic Drop and Snuka Headbutt. Bobo hit Superfly w/ a Chair and squeezed him w/ a Bear Hug. Snuka rolled out of the ring after a Rich Flying Fist Drop. Bobo rolled out after Snuka hit him w/ Multiple Chops. Rich hit a Stalling Suplex but Bobo kicked out of the pin. Bobo landed a Forearm Smash to Back of Snuka but Rich broke up the pin. Brazil responded w/ a Piledriver on Tommy but Rich managed to kick out. While Bobo displayed his frustration, and Rich was out of it, Snuka went to the ropes and executed a Diving Headbutt on Brazil. 1-2-3, and Bobo Brazil is relegated from the RWF! Snuka is safe. 20 min 7 secs

Austin Idol & Randy Savage v The Russians: the Russians were disqualified on MD 211 when Nikita Koloff bashed both the Macho Man and the referee w/ a Chair. Here, the heels hit a Double Suplex on Idol but received a DQ pt from Robinson in the process. It was certainly a coincidence a minute later when Robinson was “accidentally” KOd, and the match continued w/ Tom Foley as the replacement ref. Idol earned a pin attempt w/ a Flying Body Press but Nikita kicked out. Savage tagged in and immediately applied a Sleeper Hold. To everyone’s surprise Nikita passed out (sub 1-3, rolled 2) and the ref rang for the bell. Submission victory for Idol & Savage. 3 min 29 secs

Argentina Rocca v Harley Race: the high-flying Rocca had a tough start when he was attacked by a Nightstick-wielding Handsome Harley Race during the pre-match interview (-6 END). A Body Slam and Eye Gouge after the bell rang tired Rocca, but he came back w/ 7 of the next 8 moves, including a Flying Elbow Drop, Airplane Spin and Diving Crossbody, evening the match at -3 END. Race hit a DDT and covered, but Rocca kicked out. Argentina delighted everyone but Race w/ a Faceslap w/ Feet. Race forced Rocca into the corner and landed Mounted Punches and covered. Foley made the 3 count raised Harley’s hand. 10 min 15 secs

Pat O’Connor w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Ric Flair: O’Connor and Dick were talking trash during the pre-match promo so Flair attacked them w/ a Trash Can (-6 END). O’Connor got off to a strong start in the ring w/ Leg Scissors, a Belly-to-Back Suplex and a Running Clothesline. A Flair Chop Block allowed the Nature Boy to take control. A pair of Figure 4s exhausted O’Connor, and Flair got the quick-count pin (1-9, rolled 9) after the 2nd. 6 min 10 secs

Triple Threat Match (winner gets World Heavyweight Championship title match): Dusty Rhodes v Lex Luger v Nick Bockwinkel: Luger was the surprise entrant and threw himself full barrel into this one, being involved in almost every move in the opening 8 minutes. Luger applied a Full Nelson on Dusty then teamed with Bockwinkle for a Double Powerbomb. Lex followed up w/ a Luger Suplex on the Son of a Plumber. But it was Luger who was tired first after a pair of Bockwinkel Chokes and a High Knee & Elbow Smash combo from Dusty. Luger tried another submission move on Dusty in the 12th minute, this time a Bear Hug but the American Dream escaped. Dusty performed 3 straight moves on Bockwinkel, including a Figure 4 and Chop Block, forcing the former World Champion to roll out of the ring and rest. A Luger Running Forearm forced Dusty out and Luger followed, Slamming Rhodes through the Announcer’s Table. Luger then picked up Bockwinkel and Slammed him on the Concrete. Back in the ring, the heavy hitting continued with Bockwinkel DDTing Luger then applying the Sleeper on Rhodes, Dusty applying the Figure 4 to Nick, and Luger and Bockwinkel exchanging Piledrivers! Rhodes and Bockwinkel teamed for a Double Powerbomb then battled it out to see who would cover. Dusty nailed a Dropkick on Bockwinkel and covered Luger but Bockwinkel managed to clock Dusty and break it up. Bockwinkel then followed up with a Flying Leg Smash on Luger. Dusty was out, Bockwinkel covered, Foley made the count, 1-2-3, and Nick Bockwinkel earned the title shot! 26 mins
 
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Match Day 219
Fillmore East
New York, NY
Referee = Rudy Charles

Hacksaw Duggan v Jerry Lawler: the King had a pair of pin attempts after 2nd Rope Fistdrops but ended up getting the 3-count after a Fireball, unseen by Charles. 8 min 30 secs

Ivan Putski v Carlos Colon: Carlos was dominating this one after a Running Clothesline, Release German Suplex and Leg Bite when Jimmy Snuka, a friend of Putski, appeared at ringside,seemingly poised to attack Colon. Instead, Snuka battered the Polish Power then hit his Superfly Splash on him. Colon covered for the easy pin. Snuka turned heel! 3 min 3 secs

The Kangaroos v The Steiner Brothers w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Scott Steiner was the out-of-ring partner when he got his team disqualified for battering Don Kent. 2 min 36 secs

TRIPLE THREAT MATCH - loser is out of the RWF (winner is safe, wrestler not involved in decision will be put in a playoff match to determine his fate) - Harley Race v Pat Patterson accompanied by his Crash Test Dummy Patrick v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Handsome Harley was in trouble early as Patterson caught him in a Sleeper (Graham broke it up) then Superstar followed up w/ a Flying Body Press (Patterson broke it up). Al Kaissey got involved and pummeled Patterson outside the ring then rolled him back in for the cover but Race broke it up. Graham then applied a Bearhug on Patterson while Race was preoccupied w/ Al Kaissey. Patterson was forced to submit! The crowd gave a nice sending off but it was unclear whether it was for Patterson or Patrick. 8 min 53 secs

The Crusher v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes - the feud is tied at 2 wins each w/ loser of the feud booted from the federation: Slaughter attacked Crusher as the latter entered the ropes but the brawler was ready for him and fought him off plus some (-3 END Slaughter). With a 1 to 6 pin/sub attempt disadvantage, Slaughter never really got into this one after his pre-match fail. Crusher got the pin after a 4th Bolo Punch to go up 3-2 in the feud and become 1 win away from securing his RWF future. 12 min 27 secs

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Randy Savage v Nick Bockwinkel: the challenger Bockwinkel is of course a 3x champion who had taken a dip in form but battled back to main event stature. Savage hit a Gutwrench Suplex early then tired Bockwinkel at the 5 min mark w/ a Flying Body Press. Bockwinkel earned a pair of DQ points w/ Blatant Chokes, tiring Savage. The Macho Man hit back-to-back Piledrivers on the exhausted Bockwinkel but couldn't get the 3-count. A Go-Behind Takedown & Roll-Up, Fling Leg Smash and another Blatant Choke, this one unseen, seemed to give the challenger some momentum. At the 17 min mark the Macho Man, who indeed is just a man after all, got distracted by some comely female fans in the front row (Control reduced by 1 the rest of the match). Bockwinkel took advantage by hitting a Piledriver and performed yet another Blatant Choke, but couldn't get the pin. The match was pretty even w/ ENDs at -16 for Savage and -15 for Bockwinkel. Nick Kicked the champ in the Ribs and covered, but Savage again kicked out. Randy then performed an impressive Gutwrench Suplex and covered. Charles made the count, 1-2-3, Savage retains! Great match! 19 min 20 secs
 
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Match Day 220
Marion Shea Auditorium, Patterson State College
Wayne, NJ
Referee = Mickey Jay

What a glorious night of real professional wrestling. It was a night of surprises, submissions and assaults, sometimes all in the same match!

Sting v Kurt Angle: the Olympian caught the Stinger in a Quick Roll-Up and got the quick-count from Jay. 1 min 3 secs SURPRISE

The Masked Superstar v Big John Studd w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Studd obliterated the Superstar here, hitting him w/ a Chair and a Singapore Cane (his preferred object), landing a Short-Armed Clothesline, and finishing him off w/ a Studd Bear Hug. 4 min 36 secs SUBMISSION

Antonio Inoki v Rick Rude: the action spilled outside the ring and Jay was about to reach a 10-count when Rude’s old ally, Jake Roberts, disabled the referee. Remember that Rude severed all ties with his allies on MD 197 and that on MD 206 Jake tried to help his former partner but Rude “inadvertently” hit him. This Snake is nothing if not loyal. Rude impressed everyone w/ the following 5 move sequence: Figure 4, Diving Kneedrop, Running Powerslam, Stump Puling Piledriver, Diving Knee Drop. After a Release German Suplex in the 8th min, Ravishing Rude led in END +4 to -7. Rude clamped on another Figure 4, exhausting Inoki, who was unable to escape and submitted (Sub 1-3, rolled 1). 9 min 55 secs ASSAULT, SURPRISE

Hulk Hogan v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: on MD 180, Hart lost a 3-month suspension match to Hogan. Here, he was looking for revenge, and began w/ a pre-match attack w/ a Light Tube, shattering it over Hogan’s back (-6 END). The attack seemed to fire up Hogan though, as he performed the opening 7 moves, including a Body Slam and Powerslam. Hogan tired the Hitman w/ a pair of Bear Hugs. Hart started his comeback outside the ring, when Jimmy tripped Hogan, exhausting him. Bret then Slammed Hulk on the Concrete, and once back in the ring softened him up w/ a Sharpshooter. Hogan hit a Powerbomb and Hart a Piledriver. Hart then applied another Sharpshooter. Hogan squirmed but could not escape and was forced to submit. 15 min 54 secs ASSAULT, SURPRISE, SUBMISSION

TRIPLE THREAT MATCH – loser gone from the RWF – Ricky Steamboat v Rick Martel v Pedro Morales: everyone got their licks in here as each wrestler was battling for the right to continue to put food on the table for his family. In the 19th minute Martel executed a Hip Toss on Steamboat and covered. Morales could not break it up and Joey Morella counted 1-2-KICK OUT at last second (pin 1-9, rolled 10)! Later, Martel attempted a Splash but Steamboat rolled out of the way and hit a Diving Headbutt Drop. But it was the old tried and true Boston Crab by Martel on Morales that decided this one. The Dragon took a boot to the face by Martel and couldn’t break it up, and Morales submitted, saving his back but not his RWF career. Steamboat will be put into a winner takes all elimination match. The crowd chanted “Goodbye Pedro” as tears fell from the Puerto Rican’s face. 24 min 44 secs SUBMISSION

NO-TIME LIMIT STREETFIGHT – loser of this 3-3-1 feud out of the RWF – Verne Gagne v Gene Kiniski: the action went outside early where Kiniski gained control by Slamming Gagne into the Ring Steps, onto the Concrete, AND through the Announcer’s Table. Gagne Clotheslined Kiniski over the guard rail and into the audience. There, Kiniski performed a Backbreaker onto the railing, a Spear into the Equipment and a Powerbomb onto the Catering Table, before the combatants exchanged blows and returned to the ring. Verne battled back w/a Flying Drop Kick and Slam through Announcer’s Table of his own but Kiniski matched him w/ another Backbreaker, a Hit w/ Chair and a Canadian Press. At the 11 min mark Gene led in END -9 to -19. Each applied a submission move (Gene a Sharpshooter and Verne a Figure 4) and each escaped in turn. Gagne then hit a Flying Dropkick and covered. Morella made the count, 1-2-3, and just like that, Gagne retained his place in the RWF and Gene Kiniski is gone. 13 min 20 secs SURPRISE
 
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Match Day 221
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Washington DC
Referee = Nick Patrick

Ed “Strangler” Lewis v Steve Regal: just after the bell rang to start the match, JBL pulled Lewis out and Slammed him into the Ring Steps. That ended up being Mr. Electricity’s best move. Lewis applied a Spinning Leg Hold, hit a Strangler Clothesline and clamped on the Strangle Hold 3x, earning the submission. 7 min 15 secs

Jimmy Valiant v Arn Anderson: another one-way match as the Boogie Woogie Man applied a Boston Crab, Sleeper and Cloverleaf, and executed a Back Rake, Release German Suplex, Flying Knee, DDT and Knee to the Gut. Valiant got the 3-count after an Elbow Smash finisher. 11 min 14 secs

The Destroyer v Andre the Giant: if Regal couldn’t get in any offense against Lewis and Arn couldn’t against Jimmy, what chance did the Destroyer have? Not much. Andre grasped him twice in Bear Hugs, performed a Choke and Piledriver, and destroyed the Destroyer w/ consecutive Sitting Splashes. The pin came at 8 min 12 secs.

The Road Warriors w/ manager Paul Ellering v The Sheik & Larry Zbyszko w/ manager Paul Dangerously: finally, a competitive match! The heels tried a pre-match sneak attack but the Warriors fought them off and Animal hit a Gorilla Press Slam on Zbyzsko. Hawk earned a DQ pt early w/ an Eye Gouge. Zbyszko performed a Flying Kneedrop then Pounded Away on Hawk while Dangerously distracted Patrick. The Sheik caught Animal in a Camel Clutch but couldn’t get the submission. Animal tired the Sheik w/ a Body Slam and Superplex. Hawk returned and earned a 2nd DQ pt after another Eye Gouge. The Warriors hit the Doomsday Device and Animal a Gutbuster. An exhausted Sheik tagged out and Zbyszko came in hot, connecting w/a Double Chop and performing a Release German Suplex. Hawk returned and Ellering tossed a Hammer into the ring. Zbyszko intercepted and used it! The heels then teamed for a Double Atomic Drop and Zbyszko grasped Hawk in a Blatant Choke. The Sheik tagged in, threw Hawk outside then applied the Camel Clutch on the concrete. The Sheik let go as the ref made his count and got back in just before the 10-count, while Hawk lie on the outside. Count-out! 16 min 19 secs

Mil Mascaras v Greg Valentine w/ manager Jimmy Hart: this is the 5th in the best of 7 series (tied at 2 wins apiece) whereby the winner gets a US title shot and the loser is fired from the RWF! Surprisingly, much of the crowd was not excited by this one and used the entrances to take a bathroom back. The match itself was fast but furious. The Hammer applied a Figure 4 after a Knee Dive to open then, after Mascaras reached the ropes, pulled him to the center and locked it in again. Mascaras was able to escape and performed a Suicide Dive and Slingshot Crossbody. But Valentine responded w/ a Vertical Suplex and once more cinched in the Figure 4. Mascaras could not escape this time and was forced to submit. Valentine was down 0-2 in this feud but now leads after 3 consecutive victories. 3 min 55 secs

TRIPLE THREAT MATCH –loser is gone from the RWF – Jake Roberts v Mad Dog Vachon v JBL: like most triple threat matches, it was good but in a “you had to be there” kind of way. Highlights included MDV and Roberts teaming for a Back Drop and Leg Drop on JBL, Roberts going for a Fist Drop on JBL but only connecting w/ a Metal Plate held up by JBL, and Roberts breaking up an MDV pin attempt on JBL after a Piledriver in the 27 minute. The match reached its climax and ending when Mad Dog Vachon caught the Snake in a Full Nelson. JBL couldn’t break it up, Roberts couldn’t escape, and Jake was forced to submit. Roberts is gone, MDV is safe, and JBL will face Harley Race in a match that will see one of them fired from the RWF. 28 min 11 secs
 
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Match Day 222
Baton Rouge International Speedway
Prairieville, LA
Referee = Tommy Gilbert

Ivan Putski v Jimmy Snuka: Superfly attacked his friend on MD 219, turning heel. Snuka opened w/a Missile Dropkick on Polish Power, then sat in a Boston Crab, forcing a submission quickly (submission normally for Putski 1-4 but w/ Gilbert favoring heels, it became 1-6, rolled 4). 1 min 5 secs

Argentina Rocca v Ray Stevens: while Stevens went for the hard-hitting and more traditional (a DDT and Suplex) Rocca went for performance art (Airplane Spin, 2nd Rope Splash). Rocca showed he could give with the best of the them when he hit an Argentine Backbreaker, exhausting the Crippler. Another 2nd Rope Splash was the killer and Rocca got the 3-count at 9 min 25 secs.

Lou Thesz v Austin Idol: do you like Suplexes? Thesz performed a Belly-to Back Waist-Lock, Belly-to-Belly and Overhead, and Idol a Power and Release Suplex. The Universal Heartthrob also hit a Sucker Punch which Thesz matched w/ a Powerbomb. Lou got the pin after the finishing Overhead Suplex. 7 min 10 secs

The High Flyers v Ox Baker & Baron von Rashke: 1st bout for the heels since Baker got injured on MD 171. The heels got a big pop when they were introduced, but it was appropriate (boos)(+1 heat, +2 END). Baker started things off appropriately as well, by knocking out Gilbert and holding off Jim Brunzell while BVR applied a series of illegal chokes and rope burns on Greg Gagne before the ref recovered (-10 END). When the match got down to actual wrestling, the Flyers looked good, with Jim hitting a Jumping Knee Smash, Flying head scissors and a Top Rope Body Press and Greg a Dropkick, Arm Stretcher and Hip Toss. The Baron demonstrated brawn over subtlety w/ a Backbreaker, Power Slam and Abdominal Stretch. Through 14 minutes though neither a pin nor sub attempt occurred. The Flyers then teamed for a High & Low Body Block and then Double Flying Dropkicks, but couldn’t get the pin. A Double-team Back Rake by the heels turned the tide, and after a Heart Punch and then a Bite, unseen by Gilbert, Baker covered Brunzell. Gagne tried to break it up but was met by the Baron, Gilbert counted 1-2-3, and Ox and Baron got the victory. 18 min 21 secs

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion Bruno Sammaratino w/ valet/fiancée Precious v Terry Funk: you could claim Bruno may have at least one too many accoutrements, but it was the challenger Funk who was distracted pre-match, as he was too busy jawing w/ the crowd to notice the opening bell. Sammartino took advantage and applied a painful Canadian Backbreaker. Funk broke the hold then tried a Quick Pin Move w/a fist full of tights, which Bruno escaped from. Funk tired the champion w/a Brainbuster and Snap Suplex. At the 6:30 mark, when Bruno tossed Terry from the ring, the match was even at 0 END. After Whipping Sammartino into the Guard Rail and rolling him into the ring, Funk hit 4 consecutive multi-point moves – a Spinning Toe Hold, Headlock Takedown , foreign object (Threw Salt in Face) and a Stalling Suplex. Bruno tried a Bear Hug but it was obvious he didn’t have the strength at this point. A Belly-to-Back Suplex and a second Spinning Toe Hold allowed Funk to go for the cover. It was 1-2-3 and the Retro Wrestling Federation had a new United States Champion, Terry Funk! 11 min 51 secs

STEEL CAGE MATCH – LOSER GONE FROM RWF – Ricky Steamboat v Tommy Rich: Wildfire lost his focus pre-match as he was seen ogling a scantily clad ring girl (-2 END). But he regained his focus when the bell ring, performing 6 of the opening 8 moves, including a Running Clothesline and a Ram of Steamboat’s Head into Cage, which opened up the Dragon’s forehead. A Whip into Cage by Rich resulted in more color. Steamboat landed a Top Rope Body Press and a Flying Body Press, but couldn’t get the cover. Rich Rammed Steamboat into the Cage again, causing even more blood. Then when he did it again in the 10th minute, and the blood was gushing out of Steamboat’s forehead, Gilbert was left with no choice, despite Steamboat’s pleading, and called the match due to blood, ruling it unsafe to continue. Steamboat is gone from the RWF, aghast!!! 10 min 2 secs
 
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Match Day 223
International Speedway
Hollywood, FL
Referee = Dick Wohrle

Kerry Von Erich v King Kong Bundy w/ manager Bobby Heenan: Bundy made a great entrance, strutting slowly and looking smug (+2 heat). Von Erich wiped that look off Bundy’s face w/ an early DDT and Full Nelson. Heenan Gouged Kerry’s eyes and when Von Erich writhed on the mat the behemoth hit the Bundy Splash. Von Erich failed on a Suplex attempt but after tiring Bundy, hit an impressive Power Slam. KKB rallied with a Body Slam, a pair of Heenan Fireballs and the Atlantic City Avalanche. But Bundy ran out of gas after that last burst. There were near falls after a Von Erich 2nd Rope Knee Drop and Gutwrench Suplex, but Von Erich eventually got the pin after an Iron Claw at 14 min 30 secs.

Pez Whatley v The Sheik: on MD 217 the Sheik insulted the Pistol’s mother. Here, a new masked wrestler (“who is he?” wondered the commentators) appeared at ringside to cheer on Whatley. The Sheik got pumped up and earned some END pts when the crowd voiced its displeasure for his use of an Ice Scraper on Whatley’s Back. The Sheik continued the chicanery w/ a pair of Eye Gouges, a Quick Pin Move w/ a Fist Full of Tights and a Fireball. But with a Flying Forearm, a Flying Body Press and his own Pin Move w/ Tights Grab, Pistol Pez stayed in the match. The Sheik proved he could actually wrestle with a pair of Swinging Neckbreakers then clamped on the Camel Clutch. He really had it locked in and it looked over but Whatley resisted and eventually escaped (sub was 1-18, rolled 20!). Frustrated, the Sheik went to the Ice Scraper again, but this time was caught and warned by Wohrle. Whatley struck while the Sheik complained, performing a Fireman’s Carry and a Big Headbutt before landing the Flying Willie on the exhausted Sheik. Pez covered, Wohrle made the count, 1-2-3, and Whatley completed the unlikely comeback victory. 12 min 31 secs

The British Bulldogs v The Fabulous Freebirds: Ox and Baron joined the ‘Birds in a pre-match assault on the ‘Dogs, culminating in Terry Gordy hitting Running Powerslams through Tables (-5 END each Bulldog, +1 heat Ox/Baron). The climax of the match came early when the ref was dazed by a bump, the heels double-teamed the Dynamite Kid, Davey Boy Smith broke it up and tossed Michael Hayes from the ring, and Wohrle came to and saw the Bulldogs pummeling Gordy. Wohrle called for the bell and disqualified the Bulldogs! 2 min 37 secs

Dusty Rhodes v Jerry Lawler: while Dusty waited in the ring for Lawler to be announced, he was confronted by a trash talking Superstar Billy Graham (+1 heat Dusty). Something Superstar said must have inspired the American Dream, because Dusty performed 9 moves in this 10-move match, including a Stalling Suplex and Running Bulldog and finishing the King w/ a Dropkick. Post-match, Graham jumped in the ring and delivered a beatdown on Dusty. 5 min 9 secs

Dick the Bruiser v Ric Flair: if you weren’t impressed by Flair’s arsenal (he applied a Boston Crab and Figure 4, landed a Low Blow, Chop Block and Elbow Drop, and hit a Stalling Suplex) you certainly had to notice that the Bruiser’s FIRST OFFENSIVE MOVE didn’t occur until the 7th MINUTE!!! Flair Chops in the Corner allowed the Nature Boy to get the easy victory. 9 min 10 secs

NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH – LOSER BOOTED FROM RWF – Harley Race v JBL w/ ally Stan Hansen: I wish I could say the loser went down fighting, but Race caught JBL in a Go-Behind Takedown & Roll-Up and got the 3-count from Wohrle at 3 min 33 secs. Handsome Harley retains his place in the Retro Wrestling Federation but JBL will have to find some other means to put food on the table.

Wrestling fans left the Speedway asking each other, “who was that masked man?”
 
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Match Day 224
International Amphitheatre
Chicago, IL
Referee = Jack Pesek

The Masked Superstar v Rick Rude: Ravishing Rick tired Superstar early with a pair of Figure 4s. The Masked Superstar got in some licks though with a DDT and a Closed Fist that resulted in some blood. Rude took control with a pair of Running Power Slams but Superstar fought back with a Flying Body Press and Boston Crab. 3 Rude Piledrivers in the final 3 minutes were too much and the Masked Superstar succumbed to the pin. 9 min 14 secs

Pat O’Connor w/ ally Dick the Bruiser v Superstar Billy Graham w/ manager Adnan Al Kaissey: Pesek called this one early, disqualifying Graham, when he caught Al Kaissey battering O’Connor with a Chair. 1 min 32 secs

Lex Luger v Nick Bockwinkel: as the bell rang Luger was distracted by a quartet of comely Chicago Bears cheerleaders in the front row. Bockwinkel immediately caught him in a Blatant Choke and proceeded to pummel him for a good 5 minutes, issuing a Kick to Ribs, a Flying Leg Smash, a Dropkick, a Turnbuckle Ram and a Bockwinkel Body Slam. The exhausted Luger rallied though, applying a pair of Bear Hugs and a Sleeper Hold, as well as earning a pin attempt with a Flying Body Press. Bockwinkel wasn’t about to let this one get away though, and got the 3-count after a devastating Piledriver. 8 min 58 secs

The Masked Man who first appeared on the scene in support of Pez Whatley before his match with the Sheik on MD 223 was seen backstage. All reports confirm that he certainly looks like a professional grappler with a body resembling that of a fit football linebacker or free safety. The taciturn man rebuffed all attempts at an interview.

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Champions The Brisco Brothers v The Minnesota Wrecking Crew w/ manager Johnny Valiant: this match was hard-hitting and intense from the outset. Jack Brisco opened with a Belly-to-Belly Suplex. Lars and Ole Anderson teamed for a Double Hip Roll. Ole then went on an 8-move run that included a Double Suplex, German Suplex, Diving Knee Drop and Double Running Lariat. Jerry was finally able to tag in and performed 9 consecutive moves, including a a Gutwrench Suplex, Boston Crab and a Flying Body Press. A while later, Lars tagged in and hit a Shoulder Breaker but while celebrating Jack rolled him up in a Small Package. Jerry returned but was caught in a 13-move MWC whirlwind that including a Lars Power Slam, a Double Hip Roll, an Ole Body Slam and a Double Running Lariat. The subsequent cover resulted in a near fall (pin 1-11, rolled 12). A little while later Lars slapped Jack on the back with one of the title belts! This one looked like it might go the distance, and certainly that was what the champions were hoping, as they were in serious trouble. Lars grasped Jack in a powerful Bear Hug and squeezed. Jerry was on the floor outside the ring. Jack was through and had to submit. The Minnesota Wrecking Crew are your new World Tag Team Champions!!! 26 min 36 secs

Hulk Hogan v Carlos Colon: Hogan was entering the ring when Colon, who was introduced first, dragged him in and repeatedly pounded him on the back of his head. The Hulkster went on a strong run early with an Atomic Drop, Body Slam and Hulked Up Punches. Colon responded though with an Elbow Drop to Leg and a Running Clothesline. Both men were tired. Colon went for the theatrical, a Cartwheel Elbow Smash then applied his Figure 4. Hogan got out, but when Colon caught him again 2 mins later, the exhausted Hogan was caught and was forced to submit at 9 min 42 secs. HUGE win for Colon!

Ed “Strangler” Lewis v Andre the Giant: Andre’s entrance music was replaced with the Munchkins song, much to the delight of the crowd (-1 heat). Andre used Brass Knuckles after the Strangler failed on a Suplex. Strangler hit a Running Clothesline and applied an STF. Then after Lewis failed with a German Suplex, Andre tossed him outside the ring, hit a Sitting Splash, and climbed back in. Lewis made it back into the ring just before Pesek’s 10-count. Andre applied a Choke, unnoticed by Pesek, and covered. The exhausted Lewis got his foot on the ropes at the last second (pin 1-8, rolled 2 but 6 6-sided). Then after a Sitting Splash Andre covered again but Lewis somehow kicked out (pin 1-14, rolled 16)! Lewis applied the Stranglehold twice but Andre escaped. Andre tried another cover after a Double Underhook Suplex but the Strangler again got his foot on the ropes at the last second! This one was going to end in either a draw or a dramatic finish. Lewis was on the mat, time was running out, Andre hit a Sitting Splash and covered, Pesek slid to the mat…and the bell rang before Pesek made the count, ending the match in a time limit draw. 20 mins
 
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Match Day 225
McGraw Memorial Hall, Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Referee = Larry Lisowski

Sting v Kurt Angle: on MD 220 Angle got the quick-count pin in the 2nd min. Here, the two exchanged suplexes, with Sting hitting the Stinger and Angle a Release German. But Sting controlled the match and ended it relatively early w/ a pair of Scorpion Deathdrops and the pin. 6 min 36 secs

Antonio Inoki v The Destroyer: the action went outside the ring right away and the Destroyer Slammed Inoki into the Ring Steps. The Destroyer was in control when he botched a Missile Dropkick, KOing everyone, including Lisowski. Tom “Rocky” Stone rushed to the ring and reached a 10-count. Double count-out! 2 min 53 secs

The Rock & Roll Express v Doom: the World Tag Team Champions, the Minnesota Wrecking Crew, who have a history with the Express, stood on the platform and talked trash w/ the faces pre-match. Robert Gibson hit a DDT and Ricky Morton a Diving Knee to Gut and Bulldog. But Doom had too much power. Ron Simmons went on a 7-move run, including a Scoop Power Slam, Dominator and Football Tackle, before tagging out. Butch Reed executed a perfect Power Slam and covered Morton. Stone counted 1-2-3 and Doom got the victory. 8 min 56 secs

Hacksaw Duggan v Bret Hart w/ manager Jimmy Hart: Duggan was giving his pre-match interview when he was double-teamed by Carlos Colon and Austin Idol (-10 END!!). Bret is not the guy to take it easy on a less than fully fit opponent, and hit a DDT and Jumping Vertical Suplex, exhausting Duggan early. Duggan showed some fight, performing an Atomic Drop and Old Glory, but a Hart Inverted Atomic Drop resulted in the pin and victory at 8 min 48 secs.

Rick Martel v Mad Dog Vachon: interesting bout as both competitors are Canadian and both won loser is out Triple Threat Matches on MDs 220 and 221. An even back and forth bout. Martel hit a Diving Crossbody early. MDV cut open his modelesque opponent w/ a Closed Fist. Vachon used a Steel Chain, unseen by Stone, but did receive a warning after a Punch to Groin. A Fireman’s Carry and STF exhausted Martel, but he bounced back immediately w/a Boston Crab, exhausting MDV, who used his savvy to escape. Undeterred, Martel clamped on the Crab again, and Vachon was forced to submit! 12 min 19 secs

The Crusher v Sgt. Slaughter w/ manager Alfred Hayes: in this best of 7 series, where the loser will be kicked out of the Retro Wrestling Federation, the Crusher entered with a 3-2 lead. Technical wrestling fans might want to look away. Slaughter hit a Body Slam in the opening minute. Crusher then performed, in order, a Ram into Ring Post, Turnbuckle Ram, Neck Toss Across Ring and Full Nelson. Slaughter broke the submission hold but then was caught for a Suplex and Body Slam on Ropes. Crusher covered, Stone made the count, 1-2-Slaughter got his foot on the foots at the last second (pin 1-5, rolled but 6 6-sided). The reprieve didn’t last long though as Crusher Rammed Slaughter into the Ring Post again and covered. 1-2-3, Crusher wins, and Sgt. Slaughter is gone from the RWF! 5 min 16 secs
 
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Official Rankings # 22
Compiled after MD 225 and audited by the esteemed firm of Arthur Andersen

# 1: WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION Randy Savage (#1)
# 2: UNITED STATES CHAMPION Terry Funk (NR)
# 3: Bruno Sammartino (#2)
# 4: Nick Bockwinkel (#Cool
# 5: Dusty Rhodes (#7)
# 6: Ric Flair ((#9)
# 7: Rick Rude (NR)
# 8: Rick Martel (NR)
# 9: Jimmy Snuka (NR)
# 10: Andre the Giant (#5)

Tag Teams

# 1: WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (NR)
# 2: The Brisco Brothers (#1)
# 3: Dusty Rhodes & Verne Gagne (#4)
# 4: The Fabulous Freebirds (NR)

Note: the number to the right of the wrestler or tag team is the previous ranking with NR = not ranked
 
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Greetings wrestling fans! This is the Wrestling Insider, who takes you behind the scenes and behind the cardboard to give you the scoop on what is really happening in the premier wrestling outfit, the Retro Wrestling Federation.

We will start right at the top, with the most prestigious title in all of sport, the World Heavyweight Championship. The holder? No other than the Macho Man himself, Randy Savage. He wrested the prize from Hacksaw Duggan on MD 205, pinned Duggan in the rematch on MD 212 and successfully defended it against 3x former champion Nick Bockwinkel on MD 219. Next up is the American Dream, Dusty Rhodes, ranked #5 in the current official rankings. Dusty is 5-1 in his last 6 matches with an impressive victory over the Nature Boy, Ric Flair (ranked #6). Savage and Rhodes square off on MD 226.

No reasonable person could doubt the importance of the United States Championship. Yes, it is the second of the two single's championships in the RWF, but there are only two single's belts in the RWF (since the unification of the Television and United States Championships on MD 215). Terry Funk, in his second run with the RWF, won the title on MD 222. Funk had a 4-7 record in his first run and was relegated after MD 65. But speaking to sources close to Commissioner Percy Buttons, the Wrestling Insider discovered that the Commissioner was so impressed with Funk's achievements outside of the Federation, that he asked him to come back and immediately placed him in a #1 contender's bout (he defeated the last Television Champion Lou Thesz in that bout on MD 217). The former United States Champion, Bruno Sammartino, gets his contractually required rematch on MD 229.

What wrestling fan could forget MD 200, a day that will live in infamy? Magnum TA and John Cena were defending their World Tag Team Championship against the Road Warriors. Hawk mis-executed a Piledriver on Cena. The Leader of C-Nation seemed hurt but valiantly continued the match. Then the Brisco Brothers apppeared and flattened both teams, resulting in a No Contest but more importantly further injuring Cena, who was carted off in a stretcher. Medical tests revealed that John would miss ONE YEAR of action. Reluctantly, and with tears in his eyes, the Commissioner was forced to take the belts from MTA and Cena. I will give you a moment here to recover, dear reader. I know that I, the Wrestling Insider, have dabbed my eyes with a tissue no less than twice, and no more than seven times, while typing this paragraph.

But the show, and this article, must go on. The Road Warriors faced the Brisco Brothers for the right to face former champion Magnum TA and his choice of a partner (he chose Sting!) for the vacant Championship. After wrestling to a time limit draw on MD 204, the Briscos defeated the Warriors on MD 205. On MD 206 the Briscos entered the ring wearing satin shirts and tight trousers and to the music of the Bee Gees. That's right wrestling fans, the Briscos went disco! In an excellent back and forth match against Magnum and Sting, it was a Flying Body Press of Jerry Brisco that decided this one and gave the belts to the Briscos.

The Briscos then took care of the Midnight Rockers on MD 215, in 13 seconds no less. But on MD 224, a team perhaps just as ruthless, the Minnesota Wrecking Crew, won the Championship when Jack Brisco submitted to a Lars Anderson Bear Hug. The rematch will happen on MD 230.

Astute observers will already have noted that four wrestlers dropped out of the new rankings. Even after losing the World Heavyweight Championship on MD 205, Hacksaw Duggan was ranked #3 in the world in Official Rankings # 21, but since then he has lost 3 consecutive matches. Lou Thesz was the Television Champion and ranked #4, but he lost the unification match on MD 215 then lost the #1 contender bout on MD 217. While Duggan may be in a freefall, Thesz just needs a bit of a turnaround to get himself back in the rankings.

After appearing in a remarkable 13 of the previous 14 rankings, Hulk Hogan dropped out after losing matches to Nick Bockwinkel, Bret Hart AND Carlos Colon. Like Duggan, Hogan is in a freefall. But the Wrestling Insider feels that Hogan has a better chance than Hacksaw of steadying himself and returning to his winning ways.

Pat O'Connor fell from the very competitive rankings after losing to Ric Flair, but it is early days for Pat and with his 6-2 overall record the Wrestling Insider is confident he will bounce back.

The new entries are (1) US Champion Terry Funk, who as noted above defeated Lou Thesz (previously ranked #4) and Bruno Sammartino (previously #2); (2) Rick Rude, who is 6-1 in his last 7 matches including victories over Ricky Steamboat, since relegated, and Antonio Inoki; (3) Rick Martel, who has won six consecutive matches, including a relegation triple threat match with the aforementioned Steamboat and Pedro Morales; and (4) Superfly Jimmmy Snuka, winner of nine of his last ten bouts, including a relegation triple threat match with Tommy Rich and Bobo Brazil. Snuka, a longtime fan favorite, disapppointed many when he turned on his friend Ivan Putski on MD 219.

The final topic is of course relegation. Mil Mascaras and Greg Valentine are engaged in a best of seven series in which the winner gets a US title opportunity and the loser gets kicked out of the RWF. Ouch! Valentine leads 3-2 and the two face off again on MD 227. Sgt. Slaughter just lost his best of seven series to the Crusher and was terminated. The RWF has lost a ton of other wrestlers in recent weeks but there are two in particular I want to note. Stan Hansen was the inaugural World Heavwyeight Champion. En route to the title he defeated Nick Bockwinkel and Andre the Giant, then successfully defended the championship against Verne Gagne and Dusty Rhodes. His form dipped after losing the title to the Junkyard Dog and he finished his tenure with an unremarkable 16 wins 21 losses and 3 draws resume. But he will be always be remembered as a champion. And it seems he will continue to work as a manager in the RWF. The other wrestler I want to say a word about is Ricky the Dragon Steamboat, one of the hardest working men in the business. He exits the Federation with a fine record of 29 wins, 18 losses and 3 draws, after losing a Steel Cage Match to Tommy Rich on a referee's decision to stop the bout because of the excessive amount of blood Steamboat had lost. Steamboat was not happy about this, and has vowed revenge, the Wrestling Insider has learned. How such revenge will be accomplished, one can only guess.

I hope you enjoyed this recap, dear friends, and until next time, may your ropes always have some give and the Steel Ring Steps never be used to your detriment.
 
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