Announcers: Vince McMahon Jr. & Pat Patterson
Ring Announcer: Joe McHugh
Referees: Dick Kroll, John Stanley & Dick Woehrle
1. "Matman" Robbie Ellis defeated Steve Travis via Count Out at 6:46.
Introduced as "The Pride of Portland, ME" by Ring Announcer Joe McHugh, Robbie Ellis made his way to ringside with a lobster trap looking very much like the Gorton's fisherman in his yellow rain slicker and cap. While Travis dominated the proceedings inside the squared circle, things took a turn for the worse for the native of Charlottesville, VA once the action moved to the floor. Ellis managed to side-step a wild charge by his opponent causing Travis to trip over the lobster trap and sail into the second row of patrons at ringside. By the time he extricated himself from a stubborn folding chair, Travis found that he had already been counted out by Referee Dick Kroll.
2. Ken Patera (w/ "The Guiding Light" Captain Louis Albano) over Johnny Rivera by Submission at 4:53.
Credit Rivera for giving the Olympic Strongman fits with his speed and agility in the early going. Time and time again, Johnny was able to somersault and cartwheel out of trouble whenever his opponent tried to unload with the rough stuff. Alas, it was just a matter of time until Patera's brute force took over the bout. Once hurt, Rivera was tossed around like a rag doll before being finished off with the Swinging Full Nelson Neckbreaker.
3. "High Chief" Peter Maivia & Chief Jay Strongbow beat the Golden Terror & Baron Scicluna at 6:34.
Strongbow & Maivia have been hot on the heels of the WWWF Tag Team Champion Valiant Brothers for quite some time now. Maivia found himself in a heap of trouble with the dirty double teaming of Scicluna and the Terror until he was able to make the hot tag to a fired up Strongbow who immediately went on the warpath and stunned the heels with a flurry of Tomahawk Chops and Running Knee Lifts. A mighty noggin knocker sent Scicluna flying out of the ring leaving the Terror to fall victim to Strongbow's Sleeper Hold for the victory.
4. Dominic Denucci defeated Butcher Vachon at 7:51.
A sneak attack from behind while Dominic was removing his ring jacket gave Vachon some valuable bonus points to keep this match tight. The turning point of the bout came when the big Butcher removed the padding from a corner turnbuckle but had his own head rammed into the steel. The dazed Vachon staggered backward right into a roll up from Denucci for the winning pinfall.
5. Mr. Fuji (w/ Professor Toru Tanaka) over Tony Garea (w/ Larry Zbyszko) by way of Count Out at 11:17
Referee John Stanley exercised a great deal of patience in this match, but seemed on the verge of disqualifying both men when Zbyszko and Tanaka interjected themselves into the action to create a four-man-free-for-all OOR. During the ensuing mayhem, Fuji dipped down into the tights for a bag of ceremonial salt and threw a handful of it into Garea's eyes before rolling himself under the bottom rope and back inside the ring. The blinded Garea stumbled around the floor trying to find his bearings while Stanley laid the ten count on him.
6. WWWF World Title Match. Champion Bruno Sammartino turned back the challenge of "The Big Cat" Ernie Ladd (w/ the Grand Wizard of Wrestling) at 16:38.
Towering nearly a full foot over the Champ in height, Ladd used his size advantage to great effect with some thunderous Body Slams that seemed to take a toll on Bruno's back. Ladd looked to inflict more damage with a prolonged Bear Hug until an ear clap finally broke the hold. Perhaps the Challenger went to the well once too often when he bent over to scoop Sammartino up for yet another Body Slam and was promptly cradled in a surprise Small Package for the three count. Bruno Sammartino retains the WWWF Championship.
WWWF Results (Circa Late 70's) – Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. Attn: 2,807.
Announcer: Vince McMahon Jr.
Ring Announcer: Gary Cappetta
Referees: Billy Caputo, Gilberto Roman & “Tough” Tony Altimore
1. Tony Russo used his ring savvy to defeat Frankie Williams at 5:28. Russo played possum to lure Frankie into a high risk leap, but Williams found nothing but canvas with a Diving Splash attempt. Russo quickly hooked a leg to score the winning pinfall.
2. The popular young Canadien Dino Bravo signed autographs for a group of youngsters as he made his way to the ring to take on Jose Estrada. Jose had his moments in this match and even did a little bit of showboating after tossing Bravo out of the ring, but Dino returned with a Sunset Flip from the apron to put Estrada’s shoulders down for the three count at 4:37.
3. “Pretty Boy” Larry Sharpe was up to his usual tricks, but it was not enough to beat Pedro Morales. No stranger to the rough stuff, Referee Tony Altimore admonished Sharpe for his illegal tactics and got into a confrontation with the belligerent Pretty Boy. Sharpe made the mistake of laying his hands on Tough Tony and was leveled by a haymaker from the official. Morales followed up with a Running Cannonball across his opponent’s chest to gain the 1-2-3 at 6:49.
4. “The Iron Greek” Spiros Arion got a little help from his manager “Hollywood Fashion Plate” Classy Freddie Blassie to defeat “Irish” Pat Barrett at 8:12. Arion was able to induce a submission with his Over-the-Shoulder Backbreaker after Blassie clubbed Barrett from behind with his teak wood cane.
5. Gorilla Monsoon over “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant (w/ brother “Luscious” Johnny Valiant) by DQ at 8:35. The Valiants, who are the WWWF Tag Team Champions, proudly wore their belts to ringside despite this being a singles match. Handsome Jimmy received a lot of help from his brother; none more so then when Jimmy became caught in Monsoon’s Airplane Spin finisher. Luscious Johnny ran into the ring and clobbered Gorilla from behind with his tag team belt to draw the disqualification.
6. Tony Garea & “Country Boy” Haystacks Calhoun beat the Grand Wizard of Wrestling’s Golden Grahams (“Superstar” Billy Graham & “Crazy” Luke Graham) in the Main Event at 10:51. The turning point of this match came when the Superstar accidentally KO’d Crazy Luke with Haystacks’ lucky horseshoe before being Drop Kicked out of the ring by Tony Garea. The 601lb Calhoun then took a seat on Luke’s chest while Referee Tony Altimore made the three count.
WCW Results (Circa Early 90's) - Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL. Att: 2,780.
Announcers: Jim Ross & Missy Hyatt
Ring Announcer: Rich Landrum
Referees: Randy "Pee Wee" Anderson, Mickey Jay & Fred Atkins
1. Showing some amazing agility for a big man, "Rap Master" P.N. News earned himself 100 bonus points for breakdancing in the ring to his entrance theme music while the fans clapped along. News did a number on Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker of the State Patrol by planting him with a Belly to Belly Suplex and then coming off the top rope with the Broken Record (Diving Splash) for the three count at 3:13.
2. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico's own Cactus Jack (missing several teeth and marbles) put a hurting on young Tim Frye in a one-sided squash. Cactus could have easily won the match after delivering his Double Arm DDT, but chose instead to toss his opponent OOR. Frye then sustained a Flying Elbow Drop from the apron and was counted out by Referee Mickey Jay at 3:49.
3."Scrap Iron" Bill Ford proved to be no match for strongman Bill Kazmaier. The power lifter put his muscles to good use by clamping on a crushing Bear Hug off the ropes to induce a submission from Ford at 2:40.
4. J.T. Southern (w/ Scotty Flamingo) over "Heavy Metal" Van Hammer (w/ Electric Guitar) at 7:51. There was a lot of bad blood going into this match thanks to Southern accusing Van Hammer of being "a poser" who doesn't even know how to play guitar. While we still don't know the answer to that question, one thing we are certain of is that Johnny Flamingo's interference had a direct impact on the outcome of this bout. Flamingo pushed Van Hammer's foot off the bottom rope to insure a three count after Southern had connected with his Superkick finisher.
5. In another grudge match, "Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff was scheduled to face Deadeye Dick tonight, however it was obvious to all that Dick would be unable to wrestle when he ambled down to ringside wearing a neck brace. (The Russian Nightmare came to Ron Simmons aid last week by delivering a Russian Sickle to Deadeye while Dick was in the process of choking out Simmons with a bull rope). Koloff agreed to wrestle Bunkhouse Buck instead with Dick and Colonel Parker camped out at ringside. Deadeye (who is the WWF's Moondog Rex) showed his true colors by running into the ring with a High Knee Smash to Koloff's back after the Russian Nightmare had applied a Cobra Clutch to Buck. Referee Fred Atkins immediately called for the bell and was then tossed OOR as Bunkhouse and Deadeye put a double team beatdown on Koloff. Buck held onto Nikita's arms while Dick whipped the Russian's ribs continually with his neck brace. Ron Simmons raced in to make the save and assisted the injured Koloff to the back. Your winner by disqualification at 8:55 - Nikita Koloff.
6. The Six Man Tag Main Event pitting Paul E. Dangerously's "Dangerous Alliance" (Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko & "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton) against the trio of Flyin' Brian Pillman, "The Z Man" Tom Zenk & "The Natural" Dustin Rhodes took a rather unexpected turn when Zbyszko and Anderson turned their backs on their partner and hung Bobby Eaton out to dry. Dangerously returned to the back with his men in tow leaving Beautiful Bobby to fend for himself. Eaton was planted with a Bulldog by Dustin who then slingshotted Pillman into the ring with a Flying Splash from the apron to gain the three count at 8:38.
WCW Results (Circa Early 90's) - Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV. Att: 9,407.
Announcers: Tony Schiavone & Kevin Sullivan
Ring Annouuncer: Gary Michael Cappetta
Referees: Nick Patrick, Bill Alphonso & Randy Eller
1. Young Chris Benoit heard his share of cheers tonight but seemed indifferent toward the crowd support. Benoit employs a highly aggressive style regardless of his opponent. Snake Watson drew the assignment this evening and was rocked from the onset with a flurry of European Uppercuts. Watson's brief comeback was derailed by a Benoit Head Butt that seemed to stagger both men. Benoit then landed a trifecta of Rolling German Suplexes and scored the pinfall with a bridge on the third one. After the bout, Benoit snatched his hand away from Referee Nick Patrick and once again refused to acknowledge the crowd as he returned to the locker room. They cheered for him anyway. The time of the match was 4:04.
2. The York Foundation's Head of Security Mr. Hughes (w/ Executive Director Alexandra York) put a clubberin' on Rick Fargo. There was never any doubt as to the outcome of this one. Fargo could muster little in the way of competition for the superior Hughes. A Swinging Sidewalk Slam off the ropes led to Hughes' Chokeslam finisher for the three count at 3:30.
3. "Young Pistol" Steve Armstrong might very well have been on his way to a win over the Diamond Studd as he climbed up to the top rope to deliver a Missile Drop Kick, but the Studd's manager Diamond Dallas Page had other ideas. Armstrong was shoved from behind before he could set himself and tumbled awkwardly to the mat. That was all the help that the Studd would need. He scooped up the dazed Armstrong and planted him into the canvas with the Diamond Death Drop (Razor's Edge) for the victory at 6:58.
4. Marcus Alexander Bagwell caught a bad break in his match against "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson (w/ Manager Paul E. Dangerously). Bagwell had victory in his sights after an errant mobile phone smash from Paul E. Dangerously decked Anderson, but "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton came out of nowhere to interfere before Marcus could even pounce on his opponent for a possible pinfall. Eaton no doubt had revenge on his mind after the Dangerous Alliance turned on him during a six man tag team match a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful Bobby laid on the punches before Dangerously was able to drag Anderson out of the ring to safety. Your winner by disqualification due to outside interference at 7:42 - Arn Anderson.
5. Nikita Koloff (w/ Heavily Taped Ribs) & "All-American" Ron Simmons over Colonel Parker's tandem of Bunkhouse Buck & Deadeye Dick at 11:27. (It should be noted that Koloff's points total was reduced by 200 points for wrestling with his injury which was suffered at the hands of Deadeye Dick and his bogus neck brace a few weeks back.) Colonel Parker's well placed jab to the ribs with his walking stick might have spelled the end of Nikita were it not for Simmons running in to break up Buck's tainted pin attempt. Koloff somehow managed to crawl to his corner and tag out allowing Simmons to clean house of the heels. A Flying Shoulder Tackle off the 2nd rope was good enough to send Deadeye Dick down for the three count.
6. Tonight's Main Event featured a United States Championship Title defense by the Great Muta (w/ "Playboy" Gary Hart) against Barry Windham. Muta may have headed to the top rope prematurely in the hopes of attempting his patented Moonsault finisher, but was caught off at the pass by his challenger. Windham met him half way up and hit a monster Superplex off the top rope, however his pin attempt was foiled by a face-full of the Champion's mysterious Green Mist. Referee Randy Eller immediately called for the bell and awarded the match to Windham by disqualification at 18:05. The Great Muta retains the United States Title despite the DQ.
WCW Results (Circa Early 90's) - Civic Center, Rainesville, AL. Att: 4,038.
Announcers: Jim Ross & Missy Hyatt
Ring Announcer: Gary Michael Cappetta
Referees: Johnny Boone, Mickey Jay & Randy "Pee Wee" Anderson
1. Teddy "Peanut Head" Long's latest find "Mean" Mark Callous mauled Pablo Crenshaw in tonight's opening match. Callous barely broke a sweat in this lop-sided contest. Crenshaw was leveled by a Big Boot off the ropes and then finished off with Callous' Heatseeking Missile (Rope Walk Diving Elbow Drop) at 2:16.
2. Youngster Erik Watts, who normally hears the boos and jeers from the crowd, was warmly received by Rainesville. Watts carried the good vibe into the ring to face "Inmate # 3260" Death Row and was well on his way to winning the bout with his Stepover Toehold Facelock submission when Chris Benoit inexplicably ran in and attacked. Erik was able to hold his own against Benoit and was awarded the victory by way of disqualification due to the outside interference. The time of the match was 5:58.
3. "Stunning" Steve Austin (w/ Valet Lady Blossom) got a cheap win over "Heavy Metal" Van Hammer (w/ Electric Guitar) at 6:16. Hammer summoned the powers of the rock gods and had Stunning Steve reeling with a barrage of fisticuffs in the corner. Austin was then sent hard into the opposite turnbuckle but pulled Referee Randy Anderson in front of himself just in time to take the full brunt of Van's oncoming corner charge. The dazed official signaled for the bell and DQ'd Hammer for flattening him.
4. This was suppose to be a grudge match pitting "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton against his former Dangerous Alliance stablemate "Living Legend" Larry Zbyszko, but Paul E. Dangerously had other ideas. The irritating manager sent in his enforcer Arn Anderson to help Larry put a double team beatdown on Beautiful Bobby. Dangerously also got in his licks until "The Natural" Dustin Rhodes raced in from the back with a folding chair to clear the ring of the heels. Eaton was declared the winner by way of disqualification at 3:51.
5. Dustin Rhodes remained in the ring to take on Johnny B. Badd (w/ "Badd Blaster" Confetti Cannon & Teddy Long). The story of this bout was Lumberjack Big Josh who came down to ringside to be in Dustin's corner and keep an eye on the agitating Long. Badd was clearly off his game due to the presence of his chief rival and spent more time jawing with Josh than in focusing on his opponent. Rhodes was able to capitalize on the confrontation and caught Johnny from behind in a surprise Schoolboy Roll Up for the pin at 7:20.
6. WCW Tag Team Championship Match. The reigning Champs, the Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Saggs) put their titles on the line against the Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy "Jam" Garvin & Michael P.S. Hayes w/ Big Daddy Dink) in this evening's Main Event. The Freebirds came within an eyelash of winning the gold after laying out Saggs with a Double DDT, but Brian Knobbs rushed in with one of the championship belts and clobbered Hayes to break up the pin. Your winners by DQ at 11:21 - the Fabulous Freebirds with the Nasty Boys retaining their titles.
WCW Results (Circa Early 90's) - Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC. Att: 2,919.
Announcers: Tony Schiavone & Kevin Sullivan
Ring Announcer: Rhubarb Jones
Referees: Randy Eller, Nick Patrick & Bill Alphonso
1. Newcomer Bill Kazmaier racked up another victory (literally) when the Strongman induced a submission from Zan Panzer with a Backbreaker across his shoulders at 2:42.
2. Young Chris Benoit, who has been embroiled in a feud with Erik Watts, continued to show a mean streak in his victory over Johnny Gunn tonight. Benoit took the action to the floor and choked out Gunn with Ring Announcer Rhubarb Jones' microphone cord. Gunn was unable to answer Referee Nick Patrick's ten count. The time of the match was 6:27.
3. WCW Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader (w/ manager Harley Race) beat Rikki Nelson (w/out Ozzie & Harriet) in a non-title match. This match would have ended much, much sooner but Vader kept yanking Nelson up on after several two-counts to inflict more punishment. The Champ mercifully ended things with a Powerbomb at 4:19.
4. Diamond Dallas Page's Diamond Mine (Vinnie Vegas & the Diamond Studd) had their brief unbeaten streak snapped by the Patriots (Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip) at 8:06. Chip scored the pinfall on Vinnie Vegas with a Diving Cross Body Press from the top rope amidst a ring full of chaos. Page argued that Chip was not the legal man at the time but his protest was ignored by Referee Randy Eller.
5. Cactus Jack (w/ Missing Teeth & Marbles) fell behind early after his sneak attack on opponent Marcus Alexander Bagwell was thwarted. Jack flew over the top rope and crash hard to the floor when Bagwell was able to duck his wild charge. An eerie, toothless grin by the madman from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico let Bagwell know that he was in for a battle. Sure enough, Jack would go on to win this bout with his Double Arm DDT despite being behind in points at the time. The time of the fall was 7:15.
6. Call if karma, but Paul E. Dangerously and his Dangerous Alliance ("Living Legend" Larry Zbyszko & "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson) finally got what they had coming in their Main Event tag team match against "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton & "The Natural" Dustin Rhodes. An errant phone smash from Dangerously laid out Zbyszko and was immediately followed by the Alabama Jam (Flying Leg Drop from the top rope) by Beautiful Bobby to score the winning three count. The victory was sweet vindication and retribution for Eaton who was dumped by the Dangerous Alliance several weeks ago.
WCW/n.W.o. Results (Circa Mid to Late 90's) - Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, ND. Att: 8,824.
Announcers: Mike Tenay & Scott Hudson
Ring Announcer: Dave Penzer
Referees: Scott Dickinson, Johnny Boone & Billy Silverman
1. "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner (w/ Valet & "Number 1 Freak" Midajah) wrestled like he was double parked in his win over Prince Iaukea. Big Poppa Pump tossed Iaukea around like a rag doll with a couple of suplexes, kissed his bicep and then clamped on the Steiner Recliner (Camel Clutch) for the submission win at 1:48.
2. Ice Train was dominant in his victory over Al Greene. The big man caught Greene coming off the ropes with an overhead Belly to Belly Suplex and immediately followed up on his advantage with the Train Wreck finisher (Standing Splash) at 3:31.
3. As always, Ultimo Dragon dazzled the crowd with his speed and agility. The Dragon was tested tonight by the Mexican luchador Psicosis, however, who also put on quite a show with some flashy aerial maneuvers of his own. The end came when Psicosis tucked his head for a Back Body Drop attempt and had Ultimo sail over him with a running handspring flip and clamp on the Dragon Sleeper from behind for the win at 6:59.
4. Mike Awesome bested Big Vito in a brutal Falls-Count-Anywhere Hardcore Match. Both Referee Scott Dickinson and the cameraman had difficulty keeping up with these two as their battle carried them throughout the spacious backstage section of the Civic Center facility. Awesome ripped a fire extinguisher off the wall, sprayed the foam into Vito's eyes to blind him and then clobbered him over the back with the item to make the pin at 17:04.
5. Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) over the n.W.o. B-Team contingent of Vincent (Mike Jones) and Scott "Flash" Norton at 7:42. The highlight of this match was seeing the two big bulls from their respective teams Stevie Ray and Norton go at it head-to-head in the ring with neither man budging an inch. Vincent proved to be the weak link and went down for the three count after the Heat Seeker double team combo (Stevie Electric Chair Lift and a Missile Drop Kick from the top rope by Booker).
6. United States Title Match. Scott Hall had a little more success than his n.W.o. stablemates from the previous match in his successful defense of the US Title against Konnan. With the title in jeopardy and Konnan carrying the action, Buff Bagwell made a timely appearance by coming off the top rope with his Blockbuster (Flying Neckbreaker) on the challenger while Referee Billy Silverman was down and out on the mat. Hall then added the Outsider's Edge (Crucifix Powerbomb ) to put away Konnan as Silverman recovered to count the pin. Scott Hall retains the United States Title.
WCW/n.W.o. Results (Circa Late 90's) - Sioux City Auditorium, Sioux City, IA. Att: 2,958
Announcers: Tony Schiavone & Mark Madden
Ring Announcer: Dave Penzer
Referees: Nick Patrick, Charles Robinson & Mark "Slick" Johnson
We see the Boy Band/Tag Team "Three Count" (Evan Karagias, "Sugar" Shane Helms & Shannon Moore) setting up a table in the lobby of the Auditorium. They have a stack of CD's for sale with their new "hit" single "Girl, You Got What I Want What You Got". WCW GM Vince Russo walks by and tells the boys how proud he is of them. He says that they are much bigger than those "posers" 'N Sync will ever live to be and that the line of girls seeking their autographs will be stretching back to Des Moines. Three Count is all fired up by Russo's pep talk and high five each other.
1. "Above Average" Mike Sanders' recent winning streak came to an abrupt end at the hands of Crowbar. Sanders seemed to be in complete control and dominating his opponent until David Flair and his goth girlfriend Daffney Unger came down to ringside. Daffney's constant screaming caught the attention of Referee Nick Patrick who told her to zip it or hit the road. In the meantime, Flair snuck into the ring and laid out Sanders with a tire iron shot from behind. Patrick turned around to find Crowbar making the cover and counted the pin at 5:49.
2. Ernest "The Cat" Miller (w/ Ruby Red Karate Slippers and Sonny Onoo) defeated "Ragin' Cajun" Lash Leroux. Miller grabbed the house mic away from Dave Penzer and went on a ten minute tirade about Sioux City which earned him plenty of heat. Miller then gave Leroux an opportunity to return to the dressing room and forfeit the match to "save himself a whopping". Lash decided to stick it out and gave it his best shot, but as is often the case, came up a bit short in his bid to defeat his opponent. Miller scored the pinfall in his usual fashion with the Feliner (Roundhouse Kick) at 5:03.
3. The Mamalukes (Big Vito & Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli) over the West Hollywood Blondes (Lenny Lane & Lodi) in a cakewalk at 6:37. Not much to see here. The Mamalukes did what they do best and put a clubberin' on their rather glamorous opponents. Vito ended things with the Code of Silence (Elevated Spinning DDT) of Lenny for the three count.
And speaking of "Three Count", we hear *crickets* in the lobby as the boys look rather bored waiting for someone.... anyone.... to drop by their table.
4. "Crippler" Chris Benoit received a thunderous ovation during his ring entrance and still even louder cheers 7:22 later when he made Hollywood Hogan's nephew Horace Hogan tap out to the Crippler Crossface submisison hold.
5. WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match. Champion Billy Kidman (w/ Torrie Wilson) and his challenger Rey Mysterio Jr. shook hands both before and after this fast-paced and exciting aerial extravaganza. Amid the cavalcade of flying bodies, Rey attempted a Sommersault Guillotine Leg Drop from the top rope and found nothing but canvas. Kidman went up top next and did not miss with his Shooting Star Press for the winning pinfall. As Tony Schiavone said, it was a shame that someone had to lose. Billy Kidman retains the Cruiserweight Title.
6. In the Main Event, Bret "The Hitman" Hart resorted to unscrupulous means but still came up empty against his opponent Sting. The Hitman pulled a foreign object from his tights but missed his target with a roundhouse punch. The Stinger planted him with a Back Suplex and then greeted the Hitman with the Scorpian Death Drop (Inverted DDT) as Hart was getting back to his feet. Your winner at 14:44: a man called Sting.
WCW/n.W.o. Nitro Results (Circa Late 90's) - Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN. Att: 12,419.
Announcers: Tony Schiavone & Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Ring Announcer: Dave Penzer
Referees: Mickey Jay, Charles Robinson & Billy Silverman
1. "The Chairman of WCW" La Parka (w/ Air Guitar Entrance) beat fellow countryman Hector Garza at 5:05. Lots of high-flying Luchador theatrics that saw Garza miss a Suicide Plancha to the outside and land hard on the floor. Hector never seemed to recover after that. (La Parka's chair shot to the back certainly didn't help matters any.) A Skytwister Press (Corkscrew Body Block) from the top rope put Garza down for the three count.
2. Vince Russo brainchild UFC Fighter Tank Abbott did what he does best - knockout his opponent in about a minute. Prince Iaukea was on the receiving end of the stiff punch this time. The time of the "match" was 1:14.
3. Berlyn needed some help from his bodyguard The Wall to defeat the masked high-flyer Psicosis. The Luchador was in the process of setting himself on the top turnbuckle to deliver a Guillotine Leg Drop when he was shoved from behind by the bodyguard and took a bad spill to the canvas. Berlyn then covered the dazed masked man and grabbed a hand full of tights to secure the pin at 5:49. Berlyn and his bodyguard are not always on the same page but they were in sync tonight against Psicosis.
4. Disco Inferno's "Boogie Wonderland" entrance was spoiled by the rather macabre Vampiro and his Insane Clown Posse buddies Shaggy 2 Dope & Violent J who promptly pulled the plug on the "Saturday Night Fever" wannabe and bopped him in the head with his own glittery disco ball. Disco was down and out (and minus 200 points) before the bell had even rung to officially start the match. Showing an odd mixture of martial arts, power and aerial maneuvers, Vampiro dominated the action and finished Disco off with his Nail in the Coffin (Michinoku Driver) at 6:35.
5. The Bluebloods ("Lord" Steven Regal & "Squire" David Taylor) in all their snooty British arrogance, could not defeat the Filthy Animals (Konnan & Rey Mysterio Jr.) Apparently, Lord Steven was appalled at the mere notion of having to wrestle "filthy animals" and threatened to walk out on the match. Referee Billy Silverman called his bluff and began a rather fast ten count which got Mr. Regal back in the ring pronto. The Brits could get nothing going the entire match and probably wished that they had returned to the dressing room after all. Squire David tapped out to Konnan's Tequila Sunrise (Arm Trap Single Leg Boston Crab ) at 7:20 while Mysterio took out Regal with the 619 (Tiger Feint Kick).
6. WCW Title Match. The powerhouse Goldberg was well on his way to successfully defending his WCW crown against "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash after connecting with both his trademark Spear and Jackhammer (Verticle Suplex Slam) when the floodgates of n.W.o. run-ins opened. Scott Hall, Buff Bagwell and Syxx all ran in and put the boots to the Champ. The only remaining question was who, if anyone, would come to Goldberg's defense. The answer came from above as Sting descended from the rafters in his black trenchcoat and ran off the n.W.o. with a baseball bat. Ironically enough, it was none other than Sting who Goldberg had beaten to win the title. Your winner by DQ and still WCW Champion: Goldberg.
WCW/n.W.o. Monday Nitro Results (Circa Late 90's) - United Center, Chicago, IL. Att: 12,572.
Announcers: Tony Schiavone & Mark Madden
Ring Announcer: Dave Penzer
Referees: Scott Dickinson, Johnny Boone & Mark "Slick" Johnson
1. "Screaming" Norman Smiley received a huge pop from the crowd when he wore a Chicago Blackhawks jersey to the ring. His opponent "Thunderfoot" Jerry Flynn was not impressed, however, and attacked before the bell with a barrage of karate chops and kicks. Norman fought back with some European uppercuts and gained the upper hand after his trademark Upside Down Frown (Swinging Body Slam). Smiley finished off Flynn with the Norman Conquest (Crossface Chickenwing) submission at 5:10.
2. n.W.o. B-Squad member Vincent aka Mike Jones (w/ Scott "Flash" Norton) offered Kanyon an opportunity to "walk away" and forfeit the bout or "face the consequences". Kanyon declined the offer and was promptly tossed OOR where Scott Norton pummeled him on the floor while Vincent kept Referee Johnny Boone occupied. Kanyon's Jersey Triad buddy Diamond Dallas Page came down to ringside to even the odds and keep Norton at bay. This proved to be the turning point of the match as Kanyon mounted a comeback and went on to victory with his Flatliner (Reverse STO) at 6:27.
3. The cruiserweight bout between Juventud Guerrera and Shannon Moore was also marred by some outside interference in the form of Moore's fellow Three Count band mate "Sugar" Shane Helms. Helms got in some random cheap shots during the match and then tried to trip Juvy as he bounded off the ropes. Guerrera had enough and dragged "Sugar" Shane into the ring for some well deserved retribution. It did not take long for Moore and Helms to gain the upper hand on him with a double team beat down. Referee Slick Johnson immediately called for the disqualification and awarded the match to Guerrera at 7:36. Rey Mysterio Jr. raced in from the back to come to Juvy's assistance.
4. KroniK (Brian Adams & Bryan Clark) pulled the plug on High Voltage (Robbie Rage & Kenny Kaos) at 8:00. A Tilt-a-Whirl Backbreaker off the ropes from Adams was the beginning of the end for Robbie Rage. Bryan Clark was tagged in and joined his partner for the High Times (Double Chokeslam) to finish off Rage.
5. Vince Russo's "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett (w/ "Slap Nuts" T-Shirt and ominous guitar) defeated Perry Saturn at 7:22. Things were suddenly looking bright for Saturn when a ring attendant (accidentally?) took Jarrett's guitar backstage with him after the ring introductions. Jarrett didn't seem to notice its disappearance until late in the match when Referee Scott Dickinson had been knocked to the mat. Unfazed by the missing guitar, Jarrett improvised and stunned Perry with a chair shot to the back before applying The Stroke (Forward Russian Leg Sweep). Dickinson recovered to make the three count at 9:31.
6. United States Title Match. Diamond Dallas Page over the defending champ n.W.o.'s Scott Hall (w/ "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash) for the title at 11:58. Still hot under the collar after his loss to Kanyon earlier on the card, Vincent returned to ringside to also be in Hall's corner and looked for a chance to get a little payback on DDP. The opportunity came when Nash got into a heated exchange with Referee Slick Johnson. Vincent snuck into the ring and tried to bash Page with a blackjack but inadvertently hit Scott Hall with the weapon instead. DDP then dropped Vincent with a Diamond Cutter and pounced on Hall. Slick Johnson turned around to find Page making the cover and counted the pin. Diamond Dallas Page is the newwwwww United States Champion !! A groggy Vincent was just getting back to his feet when he was plastered with a Jackknife Powerbomb by an angry Kevin Nash and left laying in the ring.
AWA on ESPN Results (Circa Mid to Late 80's) - Showboat Sports Pavillion, Las Vegas, NV. Att: 5,229.
Announcers: Rod Trongard & Nick Bockwinkel
Ring Announcer: Al DeRusha
Referees: Robert Warren & Scott Ledoux
1. Pete Sanchez from San Juan, Puerto Rico over Leon "The Baby Bull" White via Count Out at 5:41. Boris Zhukov came down to ringside waving his Russian Flag and caught the ire of "The Baby Bull". White chased Zhukov back to the dressing room which earned him loud cheers from the crowd but also cost him the count out.
2. The pompous "Mr. Magnificent" Kevin Kelly (w/ Madusa Micelli) was a bit too arrogant for his own good in his match against Kent Carlson. Kelly tossed his opponent out of the ring and battered Carlson around ringside. "Mr. Magnificent" then paused to flex his muscles and jaw with the fans and was counted out along with Carlson at 5:31 by Referee Scott Ledoux.
3. Ladies Championship Tournament. Debbie Combs pinned the Magnificent Mimi with a Flying Cross Body Press at 8:17 to advance in the tournament.
4. "The Living Legend" Larry Zbyszko (w/ Go the Ninja) pinned Anthony "Earthquake" Ferris at 5:18. Zbyszko had difficulty lifting big Ferris into his Piledriver Finisher and nearly botched the move. Prior to the match, Zbyszko snatched the mic away from Ring Announcer Al DeRusha and serenaded the crowd with "Hello, Spudheads !!" earning him some heel points.
5. Taking a page from his old man, Curt Hennig defeated "Olympian" Brad Rheingans with "The Axe" off the ropes (Running Forearm) at 10:56 in a great scientific match. Rheingans and Hennig shook hands both before and after the bell.
6. Blackjack Lanza & Big Bad Bobby Duncum (w/ Eddie "The Brain" Creatchman) beat the Fabulous Ones ("Sweet" Stan Lane & Steve Keirn) by DQ at 11:39. "Sweet" Stan reversed a cowbell smash on Lanza right in front of Referee Robert Warren to draw the disqualification.
7. Bruiser Brodie (w/ Sheik Adnan El-Kaisee) defeated "Crusher" Jerry Blackwell in a brutal and bloody Steel Cage Match at 15:12. Blackwell was knocked dizzy after being run face-first into the cage wall. Brodie then landed a Leaping Knee Drop onto his opponent before climbing out to victory.
Announcers: Roger Kent & Larry "The Axe" Hennig
Ring Announcer: Larry Nelson
Referees: Gary DeRusha & Larry Lisowski
1. Stan "The Lariat" Hansen (w/ bullrope, cowbell and a wild look in his eyes) defeated Jesse Hernandez by submission with the Brazos Valley Backbreaker (Boston Crab ) at 6:48.
2. "Pistol" Pete Pistulka went down to defeat at the hands of D.J. Peterson and the TNT (Flying Shoulder Tackle off the 2nd rope) at 4:26.
3. Ladies Championship Tournament. Despina Montogas upset Velvet McIntyre with a Diving Cross Body Press off the top rope at 8:38 to advance to the next round.
4. Teijo Khan (w/ Soldad Ustinov) over David Sammartino (w/ little crowd reaction during his entrance) via Count Out at 10:12. Ustinov was the difference in this bout as he baited Sammartino into a confrontation OOR while Referee Larry Lisowski laid on the ten count.
5. The Pretty Playboys ("Playboy" Buddy Rose & "Pretty Boy" Doug Somers w/ manageress "Sensational" Sherri Martel) over the tandem of Jim Evans & Todd Becker at 6:33. Rose scored the pinfall on Becker with his Las Vegas Jackpot DDT.
6. Boris Zhukov (w/ Russian Flag & Sheik Adnan El-Kaisee) defeated Leon "The Baby Bull" White by Count Out at 12:49. During OOR action, Zhukov managed to side-step the charging "Baby Bull" as White crashed shoulder-first into the ring post. Big Leon could not recover in time to make Referee Gary DeRusha's ten count.
7. In the Main Event, "The Mercenary from South Africa" Colonel Debeers over "High Flyer" Greg Gagne in controversial fashion at 12:52. The unscrupulous Colonel dipped into his fatigues for a hidden foreign object and KO'd Gagne with a loaded punch for the pinfall.
AWA Results (Circa Mid 80's) - Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, Green Bay, WI. Att: 4,870.
Announcers: Roger Kent & Wally Karbo
Ring Announcer: Al DeRusha
Referees: Marty Miller & Robert Warren
1. "Polish Prince" Steve Olsonoski pinned Buddy Wolff with the Airplane Spin at 4:53.
2. Jesse "The Body" Ventura over "Sodbuster" Kenny Jay by submission with the Body Breaker (Over the Shoulder Backbreaker) at 4:00.
3. "Mr. Electricity" Steve Regal defeated "Olympian" Brad Rheingans via Count Out at 10:31. Regal choked out Brad Rheingans with Al DeRusha's microphone cord during OOR action. Rheingans could not recover in time to make Referee Robert Warren's ten count.
4. Angelo "King Kong" Mosca (w/ Eddie "The Brain" Creatchman) used a loaded punch with a hidden foreign object to pin Buck "Rock & Roll" Zumhoffe at 7:32.
5. Ray "The Crippler" Stevens (w/ Nick Bockwinkel) and Baron Von Raschke were both Counted Out by Referee Marty Miller in a brawl around ringside.
6. Verne Gagne & Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon defeated Blackjack Lanza & Big Bad Bobby Duncum (w/ Eddie "The Brain" Creatchman) at 10:03. Lanza was KO'd by his own manager when Creatchman inadvertently bashed him with Bobby Duncum's cowbell. "Mad Dog" Vachon made the cover for the three count.
7. Bruiser Brody (w/ Sheik Adnan El-Kaisee) defeated Billy Robinson at 11:39. With Bruiser Brody and Referee Marty Miller both down and out on the mat after a violent mid-ring collision, El-Kaisee snuck into the ring and clobbered Robinson with a chair shot from behind. The Sheik then draped Brody's arm across the KO'd Robinson's chest and bailed out of the ring as Marty Miller crawled over to count the pin.
The AWA on ESPN Results (Circa Mid 80's) - Hulman Center, Terre Haute, IN. Att: 9,316.
Announcers: Roger Kent & Wally Karbo
Ring Announcer: Lee Marshall
Referees: Rich Frisk & Scott Ledoux
1. Boris Zhukov (w/ Russian Flag & Sheik Adnan El-Kaisee) defeated Tom "Rocky" Stone at 3:27. Stone was caught off guard by Zhukov and rolled up from behind while he was jawing with El-Kaisee.
2. Ladies Tournament Match. "Cowgirl" Wendi Richter over Leilani Kai by DQ at 6:30. Caught in Richter's Sleeper Hold and fading fast, Leilani Kai slugged Referee Scott Ledoux to draw the disqualification and save herself from the submission.
3. D.J. Peterson pinned Rick Gantner with the T.N.T. (Diving Shoulder Tackle off the 2nd rope) at 3:23.
4. "High Flyer" Greg Gagne over Ali Khan (w/ Sheik Adnan El-Kaisee) by DQ at 7:11. Khan smashed Greg across the back with a folding chair that El-Kaisee had slid into the ring. Referee Scott Ledoux immediately called for the bell.
5. In a Non-Title Match, the AWA Tag Team Champion Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated the team of "Mr. Magnificent" Kevin Kelly & "Canada's Greatest Athlete" Nick Kiniski (w/ Madusa Micelli) at 8:25. Miscommunication ! With Kiniski holding Shawn Michaels from behind, Kevin Kelly attempted a running Clothesline at the Rocker but Michaels was able to escape at the last second. Kiniski took the full brunt of the Clothesline instead leading to the pinfall. The Rockers made a spectacular entrance and gained valuable babyface points from their throng of female fans in attendance.
6. "The Mercenary from South Africa" Colonel Debeers (w/ swagger stick and controversial political views) defeated "Crusher" Jerry Blackwell via Count Out at 9:09. The vile Colonel sent Blackwell crashing throught the announcer's table during OOR action. Jerry could not recover in time to make Referee Rich Frisk's ten count.
7. In the Main Event, Curt Hennig over "The Living Legend" Larry Zbyszko (w/ "Go" the Ninja) by Count Out at 22:11. Typical Zbyszko antics in the ring, i.e., constant stalling, bailing out of the ring and arguing with Referee Scott Ledoux. Convinced that Ledoux was favoring Hennig and conspiraing against him, Zbyszko walked out on the match and took the intentional count out. Larry drew incredible heat from the cheated Terre Haute fans who peppered him with insults and cups as he returned to the dressing room.
Championship Wrestling from Florida Results (Circa Late 70's) - Ralph Munroe Marine Stadium, Virginia Key, Miami, FL. Att: 5,297.
Announcers: Gordon Solie & Barbara Clary
Ring Announcer: Dr. Tom Miller
Referees: Buddy Colt, Sonny Myers & Charley Laye
1. Ali Bey (w/ Turban & Magic Lantern but no Flying Carpet) lost to Sweet Brown Sugar at 5:00. This match was a contrast of styles pitting Sugar's high flying aerial attack against the rough house brawling of his rotund Middle Eastern opponent. As he so often does when he finds himself in trouble, Bey reached for his Magic Lantern - not to summon the Genie of whom he claims to dwell inside, but more likely to bash his opponent in the head with the object. Sugar was ready, however, and cradled his opponent from behind with a School Boy Roll Up while Bey was reaching for his Lantern in the corner.
2. The wild & crazy Bugsy McGraw (In a ragged Crop Duster Overcoat, Leather Pilot's Helmet, Scarf and Goggles) flew around the ring with arms outstretched and then attacked his opponent Don Moore before Ring Announcer Dr. Tom Miller had even finished making the introductions. Moore tried to battle back with a few ineffective blows to McGraw's midsection but the starch was largely gone from his punches. A Backbreaker across the knee was followed by a Running Splash to give Bugsy the three count at 2:52.
3. Rocky Johnson came out worse for wear after his victory over Bryan St. John. Rocky was able to hit all his trademark moves including a couple of high flying Drop Kicks and the Johnson Shuffle (Three Left Jabs followed by a Right Cross) before inducing a submission from St. John at 6:19 by way of a Boston Crab. The finishing move no doubt incensed Killer Karl Kox who was providing guest analysis at the Announcers' Table with Gordon Solie & Barbara Clary. Kox once again insisted that his Chesapeake Crab was far superior to the Boston Crab and raced into the ring to attack Johnson from behind while Rocky was getting his hand raised in victory. Kox then applied the Chesapeake Crab to Johnson and refused to let go. Sweet Brown Sugar finally ran out to make the save. Solie called it a "despicable act" and wondered aloud if "the voices" in Kox's head had egged him on to do it.
4. A Lumberjack Match might be necessary to decide a winner between Paul Ellering and "Dirty" Don Serrano who were both counted out by Referee Sonny Myers at 8:35. These two have met once before with similar results. The match ended up in the souvenir stands with Serrano being body slammed through a table of wrestling programs and 5 x 7 glossy black and white photographs of the grapplers.
5. Steel Cage Match. Big Bill Dromo vs. Ron Slinker (w/ "Playboy" Gary Hart). Dromo must have been chomping at the bit for this night to come. Having been injured at the hands of Slinker's dark martial arts on more than one occasion, Big Bill was seething with vengeance. It was not for the feint of heart. Dromo battered and bloodied Slinker's face from one cage wall to another. Sensing desperation, Gary Hart tried to smuggle a piece of lead pipe into the ring but even that backfired as Big Bill got to it first and clocked his opponent over the head with the weapon. Dromo then locked Slinker's arms in the ring ropes for good measure and climbed out to victory at 9:44. Despite the savage beating, Slinker left the ring with an evil smirk on his face.
6. Manager Sonny King donned the tights to join forces with fellow Family members King Curtis Iaukea & Pak Song as the trio took on Blackjack Mulligan, "Lumberjack" Jos Leduc & Jerry Brisco in tonight's 6 Man Tag Team Main Event Match. Jerry Brisco was able to attain some measure of revenge for injured brother Jack who sustained stitches and a concussion by way of a King Curtis chair shot a few weeks back. Brisco was able to force a submission from Sonny King with his Figure Four Leglock after all three heels were whipped together in a train wreck in the middle of the ring. The time of the match was 12:50.
Championship Wrestling from Florida (Circa Late 70's) - Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL. Att: 6,007.
Announcers: Gordon Solie & Buddy Colt
Ring Announcer: Jay Goodley
Referees: Leo Garibaldi, Bill Alphonso & Don Curtis
1. Sir Winston may fancy himself a descendant of British Royalty, however he did little in the ring to back up his pompous pre-match interview with Gordon Solie prior to stepping foot in the ring to face Tiger Conway Jr. This was all Tiger from the get go with Conway scoring the winning pinfall following a Flying Head Butt off the ropes at 2:53.
2. The team of Raul Mata & Prince Tonga won by DQ over The House of Humperdink (Beautiful Beauregarde & Siegfried Stanke) at 4:16. Sir Oliver Humperdink let his temper get the better of him after being insulted by Mata. The feisty manager ran into the ring and blatantly cracked Raul over the back with his walking stick right in front of Referee Bill Alphonso to draw the disqualification on his team.
3. John Boy Ruffin had some fleeting moments of success prior to going down to defeat at the hands of "All-American" Bob Roop. Ruffin employed a hidden foreign object to great effect but eventually dropped it when Roop caught him with a quick boot to the midsection. The All-American then connected with a Shoulderbreaker to pin Ruffin at 4:32.
4. Thor the Viking attacked before the bell to put his opponent Jimmy Garvin behind the 8-Ball in the early going, but a missed corner charge quickly turned the tide of the battle. Garvin followed up with a Drop Kick to the kisser and then clamped on a Sleeper to put Thor in dire straits. Manager Sonny King raced in with a high knee to Jimmy's back to break the hold prompting Referee Leo Garibaldi to call for the DQ at 6:19.
5. Spoiler II (w/ Spoiler I) over Steve Keirn via Count Out at 8:59. As always, the Spoilers used their masks to great advantage by making several illegal switches behind Referee Bill Alphonso's back. Neither Keirn nor Alphonso (nor anyone else) knew which Spoiler was in the ring at any given time. Keirn's patience finally ran out as he battled with both masked men OOR. He was able to corral them into a noggin knocker, but one of the Spoilers was able to roll themselves back inside the ring in time to make Alphonso's ten count.
6. The Main Event featured a grudge match pitting Rocky Johnson against Killer Karl Kox. This feud stemmed from Kox' assertion that his Chesapeake Crab was far superior to the Boston Crab that Rocky uses on occasion. The fans knew they were in store for a wild one when Johnson attacked before the bell before Kox had even taken off his ring jacket. It was no surprise that both men were disqualified after they took turns bashing one another with a folding chair that Kox had brought inside the ring with him. Referee Don Curtis had enough and called for the bell at 12:34.
Championship Wrestling from Florida Results (Circa Late 70's) - Chiefland High School Gym, Chiefland, FL. Att: 990.
Ring Announcer: Barbara Clary
Referees: Frenchy Bernard & "Coach" John Heath
1. Mike Graham over Don Moore in a crowd pleasing scientific contest. This was mat wrestling at it's finest with holds and counter holds and clean breaks both on the ropes and in the corners. Graham proved to be the better man by pinning his opponent with a Swinging Neckbreaker at 4:21. Both men shook hands after the bell and signed autographs for the fans before heading back to the locker room.
2. Florida Champion Don Muraco teamed up with fellow Sonny King Family member Pak Song in a victory over El Rayo & Prince Tonga. Muraco ratcheted up the heel heat a notch or two when he berated an elderly gentleman in the crowd. The old timer immediately made a beeline for the ring prompting Muraco to cower behind his tag team partner. Attendants promptly ushered the man back to his seat as a relieved Muraco looked on. Once the action finally got under way, the masked El Rayo dazzled the fans with some fancy footwork and kept his team in the match with a series of successful aerial maneuvers. Things went downhill quickly, however, once Prince Tonga tagged in. A Fallaway Slam by Muraco proved to be the beginning of the end. Pak Song induced a submission from Tonga moments later with his Korean Clawhold at 4:54.
3. Bryan St. John was probably wishing that he hadn't interrupted Blackjack Mulligan's interview with Barbara Clary before their match officially got under way. The big Cowboy from Eagle Pass, TX was in an especially ornery mood after that and pummeled St. John from the opening bell until the bout's conclusion at 5:06. Mulligan connected with his Flying Back Elbow Smash off the ropes to gain the three count.
4. Big Bill Dromo over the Beautiful Beauregarde by DQ at 7:59. A pretty even match up with neither man being able to put the other away despite getting in their fair share of offense. Beauregarde became caught in a Dromo Sleeper Hold and slugged Referee John Heath to save himself and draw the disqualification.
5. Substituting for the injured Jack Brisco, Rocky Johnson teamed up with Jerry Brisco to face Killer Karl Kox & Lars Anderson in the Main Event. This was originally slated to be a championship match with the Briscos defending their Florida Tag Team Titles, but Jack's injury cancelled that. The bad blood between Killer Karl Kox and Rocky Johnson resurfaced at the conclusion of this bout. Kox became trapped in Johnson's Boston Crab and seemed on the verge of submission when Lars Anderson raced in and clobbered Rocky from behind with his bag of coins. Jerry Brisco then took out Anderson while Kox draped an arm across the KO'd Johnson's chest. Referee Frenchy Bernard, who had been knocked to the canvas earlier in the contest, recovered to count the tainted pin for Kox. The time of the fall was 9:00.
Championship Wrestling from Florida Results (Circa Late 70's) - Bayfront Center, St. Petersburg, FL. Att: 6,467.
Announcers: Gordon Solie & Buddy Colt
Ring Announcer: Dr. Tom Miller
Referees: Leo Garibaldi, Sonny Myers & Scrappy McGowan
1. Jim Garvin (w/out Valet Precious as of yet) over Phil Mercado at 3:35.
Although he has teamed with Lumberjack Jos Leduc on occasion, Garvin has been wrestling mainly in singles competition as he looks to earn a title shot against Florida Champion Don Muraco. Jimmy has been training quite extensively with Florida Tag Team Champions Jack and Jerry Brisco as of late and their influence was very apparent this evening when he induced a submission from Phil Mercado with their trademark Figure Four Leg Lock hold. Muraco has also used the Figure Four with much success, but denies any affiliation with the Briscos.
2. The Spoilers I & II defeated Tiger Conway Jr. & "The Unofficial Mayor of Lake City" Bubba Douglas at 6:42.
The former Tag Team Champion Spoilers were up to their old tricks by creating a great deal of masked confusion for both their opponents as well as Referee Sonny Myers. It was difficult to determine which Spoiler was in the ring at any given moment as they used their identical appearance to make several illegal switches behind the official's back. The masked men combined for a Double Hot Shot to snap Douglas' throat across the top rope while Myers was sending a protesting Conway back to his corner. The ref finally turned around to find Spoiler #2 (or was it #1 ??) making the cover and counted the pin.
3. Steve Keirn beat Ron Slinker (w/ Manager "Playboy" Gary Hart) by DQ at 8:39.
Demented Martial Arts expert Ron Slinker, who is missing some 17 or 18 cards from his deck, cut a brilliant promo with Gordon Solie at the announcers' desk prior to the match to earn himself bonus heel points and carried the momentum into the ring against opponent Steve Keirn. Slinker was actually wrestling a fairly scientific match when he abruptly snapped and began choking out Keirn with the Black Belt from his Gi and refused to break on Referee Scrappy McGowan's five count. The official immediately called for the bell but couldn't get Slinker to release the choke. Jim Garvin raced in from the back with a folding chair to make the save for Keirn.
4. "Handsome" Harley Race pinned Sweet Brown Sugar at 7:06.
Sweet Brown Sugar tends to live and die with his aerial maneuvers and tonight was no exception. Sugar connected with a high flying Drop Kick off the ropes to stun his opponent, but the cagey Harley Race put on the breaks to thwart a second attempt. Race immediately climbed up the turnbuckle and delivered a Swan Dive Head Butt from the top rope to gain the three count.
5. Lumberjack Jos Leduc and Mr. Uganda (w/ Sonny King) - No Contest
This match was over before it ever got started. Leduc has been embroiled in a feud with Sonny King's Family ever since the Lumberjack was unceremoniously dumped from the stable well over a year ago. As he always is, Leduc was seething to get his hands on King and his men and wasted no time this evening. The Lumberjack jumped his opponent in the aisle as Mr. Uganda was making his way to ringside for Dr. Tom Miller's match introductions. The two men slugged it out on the floor and took turns battering one another with a trash can until they were finally separated by a host of wrestlers from the locker room. Since the bell had never actually rung to start the bout, it was officially declared a "No Contest" by Referee Sonny Myers.
6. Rocky Johnson beat Killer Karl Kox in a Texas Death Match at 13:44.
Kox was accompanied by his friend and Tag Team partner Lars Anderson at ringside and it seemed just a matter of time until that alliance would manifest itself into the proceedings. Anderson waited until Referee Scrappy McGowan had been toppled to the canvas during the action to make his move, but errantly smashed Kox with his mysterious money bag after Rocky had ducked his swing at the last second. Kox was out like a light and unable to get back to his feet in time to make the woozy ref's ten count thereby giving Johnson the victory.
WWF Results (Circa Early to Mid 90's) - Rockford MetroCentre, Rockford, IL. Att: 6,072.
Announcers: Sean Mooney & "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig
Ring Announcer: Mike McGuirk
Referees: Tim White, Mark Curtis & Mike Chioda
1. "The Skunkman" Barry Hardy actually heard some cheers (albeit sarcastic ones) tonight in Rockford but the derisive crowd support was not enough to help carry him to victory over NASCAR racer-turned-wrestler Bob "Spark Plugg" Holly. Hardy got more than he bargained for when he attempted to slug it out with his opponent and was ultimately pinned with the Pit Stop Plunge (Diving Elbow Drop from the top rope) at 4:59. The fickle fans booed when Holly's arm was raised in victory.
2. Once again, the crowd support leaned toward the heel as Rockford didn't quite know what to make of the masked "Portugese Man O' War" Aldo Montoya. Perhaps remembering his days as the clean cut babyface WWF champion of the late 70's and early 80's, the spectators chose to support zany Bob Backlund instead. They may have change their minds, however, when Backlund snapped and refused to release his Crossface Chickenwing hold despite Montoya's screaming submission at 4:13. Incredibly, Referee Mark Curtis did not disqualify the deranged Backlund for unnecessarily prolonging the hold.
3. Jeff Jarrett's Roadie has been on a roll lately but was by far over-matched in his bout against "Native American" Tatanka this evening. Things took a definite turn for the worse for Jarrett's sidekick when the Roadie tried to bash the Native American with Mike McGuirk's microphone and had the attempt blocked and reversed. Tatanka then finished off his dazed opponent with the End of the Trail/Renegade Drop (Fallaway Slam) at 6:36.
4. The Beverly Brothers (Beau & Blake w/ "The Genius" Lanny Poffo) went down to defeat at the hands of the Allied Powers ("Made in the U.S.A." Lex Luger & "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith). Blake was dazed by an errant smash from the Genius' corny book of poems and then leveled by Lex Luger's "Ace is the Place" Running Forearm to the head for the three count at 10:25.
5. Razor Ramon (w/ Toothpick & Oosing Machismo) was perhaps taken out of his element when his match against "The Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow spilled out of the ring and onto the floor. It was there that Bigelow began to dominate and inflict the most damage. Razor had his head rammed into the steel ring steps and was then body slammed through the timekeepers' table. Referee Mike Chioda issued a slow ten count but Ramon still could not make it back inside the ring in time to prolong the bout. The time of the Count Out was 11:47.
6. WWF World Title Match. Champion Bret "The Hitman" Hart narrowly squeaked by the challenge of his brother "King of Harts" Owen Hart at 18:20. A barn-burner of a match that saw Bret connect with his trademark moves including the Side Russian Leg Sweep, Eye Burn along the top rope, Pendulum Backbreaker and Flying Elbow Smash from the 2nd rope. Owen even managed to escape the Sharpshooter Submission on two separate occasions by reaching the ropes. The match ended, oddly enough, with Bret kicking off the top turnbuckle while caught in his brother's Sleeper. Owen maintained the hold despite both men falling back to the canvas and had his own shoulders counted down on the mat by Referee Tim White. There was confusion momentarily in the ring as to who was pinned until Bret's arm was raised in victory. Bret Hart retains the WWF World Title !!
WWF "In Your House" Wrestling Program Results (Circa Early to Mid 90's) - Memorial Civic Auditorium, Stockton, CA. Att: 4,726.
Announcers: Todd Pettengill & Jerry "The King" Lawler
Ring Announcer: Mike McGuirk
Referees: Nick Kozak, Bill Alphonso & Mike Chioda
1. It seemed as though everyone's attention was on the scantily clad Sunny who strutted her stuff around ringside while her beau Bodydonna Skip took care of business in the ring against Reno Riggins. If the cameraman had been able to keep his focus on the match instead of the promiscuous blonde valet, we might have been privy to see Skip pin Riggins with a Swan Dive Head Butt off the top rope. As it turned out, we shall have to take Todd Pettengill's word for it. The time of the fall was 3:53.
2. Razor Ramon (w/ Toothpick flick and Oozing a great deal of Machismo) was counted out by Referee Bill Alphonso at 4:58 in his match against everyone's favorite demented clown Doink (w/ Evil Carnival Music). Whether it was a planned caper or not, the shady Repo Man slunk down to ringside and made off with Razor's gold bling which the ring attendant had carelessly left on the apron. The heist did not go unnoticed by Ramon who gave chase all the way back to the dressing room. In the meantime, Alphonso laid on the ten count while Doink rolled about on the mat in a fit of laughter.
3. Psycho Sid Vicious used a garbage can that his opponent Duke "The Dumpster" Droese had brought with him to ringside to his own advantage. As the action spilled OOR, Sid clobbered Droese in the face with the lid and then smashed the can over Duke's back for good measure. Droese was then tossed back inside the ring like a sack of potatoes and finished off with a Powerbomb for the pinfall at 6:11.
"The King's Court" Segment
Host Jerry "The King" Lawler's guest tonight was Irwin R. Shyster who came out to remind all the "tax cheats" in the audience that their taxes were coming due and to file their returns on time this year.
Lawler: "I always file my return on time, Irwin, you know that. In fact, I mail it directly to your attention at the Internal Revenue Service Center."
IRS: "Mr. Lawler, whenever I see that purple envelope with the gold trim in my mail box, I know that it's from you and I give it my immediate attention."
Lawler: "Thank you."
IRS: "I also know that your forms will be filled out properly which is more than I can say about all these dopes here in Stockton, California."
Lawler: "I'm hoping to get a refund once again this year, Irwin. In all the years that I have ever mailed my returns to you, I always get a substantial refund."
IRS: "As you know, Mr. Lawler, there is a special tax bracket reserved for upstanding citizens such as yourself and Mr. Dibiase. (Lawler nods emphatically.) We created some new tax credits that I know you will be able to take advantage of."
(The King wipes his brow in relief.)
Lawler: "I'll be looking for that refund check in my mailbox, Irwin. In the meantime, all you peasants had best get your taxes done!"
Shyster throws a handful of blank 1040 Tax Forms into the crowd. He and Lawler are both boo'd off the set as we go back up to the ring for more wrestling action.
4. "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith gave the fans something to cheer about by defeating the Berzerker (w/ Furry boots, Viking helmet, Sword & Mr. Fuji in a tuxedo) at 7:40. It was shades of Bruiser Brody to hear the Berzerker shout "Huss ! Huss !" continually throughout the match. A missed Leg Drop from the 2nd rope by the unorthodox Viking proved to be the turning point of the match. The Bulldog scooped up his dazed opponent and used his trademark Running Powerslam to gain the three count.
5. What was billed in tonight's program as a "Battle of the Giants" between "Big Daddy Cool" Diesel and the Giant Gonzalez turned into the Shawn Michaels' Comedy Hour. Never one to be shy about having his mug in front of a camera, the snarky Michaels took his time exiting the ring after the introductions were made. Chewing gum and blowing bubbles, HBK fussed with his hair and flirted with some girls in the first row. Michaels then danced around Gonzalez like Muhammad Ali, bobbing and weaving with mock jabs and fancy footwork. Even Diesel's patience grew thin. The big Bodyguard picked HBK up and lowered him gingerly to the floor. At last it was time for action but apparently no one told the Giant Gonzalez. The big lug preferred to flex the padded muscles of his cheesy body suit instead rather than lock up with his opponent. In an almost comical moment, both men grabbed each other by the throat simultaneously to deliver a would be Chokeslam onto one another. This awkward match was finally (and thankfully) decided when Gonzalez caught a Big Boot to the chin as he lumbered off the ropes. Diesel hooked a leg and that was that. The time of the fall was an excruciating 7:29 (most of which was consumed by Michaels' antics.)
6. Tonight's Main Event featured a rematch for the WWF Tag Team Titles. The challengers and former champs, the Smokin' Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) found out that regaining their titles would be a difficult undertaking. The Quebecers (Jacques & Pierre) were content to be disqualified in order to keep their belts. Pierre blatantly smashed Bart Gunn in the back with Manager Johnny Polo's mallet right in front of Referee Mike Chioda to draw the DQ at 11:39. The Quebecers retain the WWF Tag Team Titles.