WWC Super Estrellas de la Lucha Libre
July 3rd 1985
Opening - A video recap of what happened last week during the main event bout of Victor Jovica vs. Chicky Starr - the return of Hercules Ayala, followed by Ayala running off Al Madril during his interference attempt, Ayala knocking down Jovica, and Ayala standing tall with Jovica down in the ring and Starr / Madril on the run
- In the arena -
Rickin Sanchez welcomes us back to another week of hot action in Puerto Rico. We're going to see two huge names and fan favorites here on the island square off, as Victor Jovica faces Hercules Ayala. What a matchup! We also have the first announcements of the card for July 13th in Hiram Bithorn Stadium - sure to be a huge show! Angel Acevedo of the tag team champions AK-47 is here to face Invader I, and both men's partnerts are banned from the arena. The Rough Riders are going to be in action as well - it's a jam-packed show, and let's get straight to it.
Carlos Colon - absent last week due to a charity function - is out first, though. He's interrupting because he needs to speak to both Victor Jovica and Hercules Ayala. The two men - set to wrestle later - both come out at Colon's urging.
Carlos talks about how much he respects both men, and how hard they've fought the villains that have come through Puerto Rico and the Caribbean over the years. Now he turns to Victor, and he implores Victor to understand that Ayala's "attack" on him was simply a heat of the moment misunderstanding. He turns to Hercules Ayala and implores him to explain to Victor about the misunderstanding - with treacherous wrestlers like Chicky Starr and Al Madril running around, we can't have honest, good, strong, men fighting amongst themselves instead of fighting the real enemies.
Ayala speaks first, apologizing to Victor - Hercules is sorry Jovica got in the way of the heat. Jovica understands he may not have "meant" it, but he was attacked, and that is an attack on his honor as a competitor.
Colon is frustrated but glad it appears to not be a personal grudge - he encourages, with the help of the crowd, both Jovica and Ayala to shake hands and agree to a clean, scientific match-up. They do so.
We're off to the ring for our first match --
Invader I vs. Angel Acevedo
Invader I is a house of fire against Acevedo, with the crowd going wild as Invader pummels Acevedo. Shiek Ali Hassan is not barred from ringside, and he quickly tries to turn the tide for his man by tripping Invader. This leads to a period of Acevedo control, before Invader I starts on the comeback trail and gets a win over 1/2 of the tag team champions. He chases Acevedo and Hassan away from ringside to the delight of the crowd.
Invader I d. Angel Acevedo via pinfall
Invader I stops at the desk with Rickin Sanchez - he's excited to see Invader II in action against Kostina Korchenko next week, even though this time he will be barred from the arena. Invader I doesn't want to steal the thunder of the WWC officials, either, but he has an announcement - the contracts have been signed, the Invaders will face AK47 for the tag team titles at Hiram Bithorn Stadium on July 13th!
Rough Riders (Joel Deaton & Brad Rheingans, accompanied by manager Don Carson) vs. Salvatore Bellomo & Joe Savoldi
The rough and tumble Rough Riders make easy work of the young Savoldi and veteran Bellomo. Don Carson sits on commentary with Rickin Sanchez, talking up both the Rough Riders team and his new acquisition, Tamba the Flying Elephant. Sal isn't pleased with Savoldi's performance, and for the second week in a row, Savoldi finds himself getting kicked while he's down by a veteran who just moments before was his tag team partner. The Rough Riders look fearsome here, and it's clear they are working their way into the tag team title picture quickly.
Rough Riders d. Bellomo & Savoldi via pinfall
CHICKY'S SPORT SHOP featuring guest OMAR ATLAS
Chicky Starr - reigning, defending, victorious always WWC Universal Champion - welcomes us back to the Sport Shop. After some unwelcome interruptions due to the WWC bureaucrats, Chicky is back doing what he loves, talking to some of the great athletes that Puerto Rico has to offer. This week, he is welcoming the legendary Omar Atlas.
Omar Atlas arrives, and he's already hot. Chicky says that he knows Omar has some stuff on his mind, so let's get down to business - several times in the past month, Omar has been on the losing end of a tag team match. Now, Omar never takes the fall, so he's clearly not the problem.
Omar agrees with Chicky. He's been beating up his partners because they simply don't have the toughness to hang with a legend like Omar Atlas. Omar believes he's got a strong pedigree, he's a big time wrestler, and bums like Joe Savoldi are beneath him. He's on the hunt for a new tag team partner, someone who can live up to the standard of excellence that Omar Atlas demands.
Chicky understands - he has to deal with ingrates like Victor Jovica and Carlos Colon. Both him and Omar deserve much better.
As final proof of his legendary status in the wrestling world, Omar Atlas talks about his close personal relationship with the world famous Hulk Hogan. He learned from Hogan, and Hogan learned from him, you might say, he helped make Hulk Hogan the man he is - as proof, he provides this photo:
And claims this is Hulk thanking him for all his advice over the beginning of his career.
Rickin Sanchez is a bit bewildered by that interview, but he can't stay focused on that too long. Rickin interrupts the ending of the Sport Shop because he figures now is as good as time as any to make this announcement - at Hiram Bithorn Stadium on July 13th, Chicky Starr is going to face .... CARLOS COLON! Chicky is apoplectic, even though Colon was the obvious #1 Contender considering the circumstances of Chicky's reign at the top. But Rickin Sanchez isn't finished with the announcements - not only does Chicky Starr have to face Carlos Colon, but due to Chicky's actions since winning the title and his outside help, he's going to face Carlos Colon in a STEEL CAGE MATCH! Chicky is irate - and he storms off the Sport Shop set screaming about the crooked promoters and this god-fore-saken hellhole of an island.
Mike George vs. Damien Kane
Young Damien Kane faces a stiff challenge here in the tough veteran Mike George. Chris Colt - who threatened to beat up Kane last week - arrives shortly after the match begins to watch the proceedings. This, naturally, unnerves Kane, and makes it an even easier match for George. However, just minutes into the action, Rickin Sanchez tells us there is a commotion in the parking lot of all places! A camera man is rushing their right now, in fact. The match continues as George puts on a clinic against Kane, who is out-gunned and keeping one eye on the creepy Chris Colt outside. Mike George gets the pin, and just in time, as our camera man has made it to the parking lot.
We cut to the parking lot, where the Rough Riders are causing quite a scene keeping security and the camera man at a reasonable distance from the action - Don Carson and Tamba the Flying Elephant are viciously assaulting ... a car? Yes, it appears that's Mike George's car, and Tamba is attacking it with great ferocity - similar to:
Back in the arena, Rickin is yelling to Mike George what is happening, and Mike George takes off to the back - security is swarming the scene outside and George can't get his hands on Tamba, Carson, or the Rough Riders, who take off into the island night.
Back in the arena again, Chris Colt is in the ring eyeing Damien Kane - but he doesn't attack. He picks him up, dusts him off (literally), and then exits, leaving a beaten and confused Kane in the ring alone.
Mike George d. Damien Kane via pinfall
Hercules Ayala vs. Victor Jovica (Caribbean Champion)
Carlos Colon joins the commentary desk with Rickin Sanchez. He wants to make sure this battle between two of his good friends stays clean and fair.
The two fan favorites square off in a clean matchup. There are some hints towards a bigger brawl, but they keep their emotions in check. It's a solid match, but mostly a teaser for what could be if they were to engage in a full-on feud - and as we've grown accustomed to lately here in PR, Chicky Starr, Al Madril, and little Frankie Starr can't leave an opportunity like this wasted. With Ayala and Jovica growing more frustrated with each other, the trio hit the ring and attack both men. This draws Carlos Colon into the fray, but that's the plan. With Jovica and Ayala both down from the sneak attack, the trio have open season on Colon when he tries to dive into the ring. Madril and Frankie Starr hold up Colon and Chicky slams the Universal Title into Colon's head, leaving a bloodied challenger laying in the ring with Ayala and Jovica. Madril, Starr, and young Starr escape to the back to the anger of the crowd!
Hercules Ayala vs. Victor Jovica (No Contest)
What a scene! Rickin Sanchez can't believe the cowardice that Madril and Starr continue to show on a weekly basis. He's sure the WWC officials will have some more to say about this next week. Unfortunately we have no time for standby matches this week - but we'll have plenty more action next week as barrel towards Hiram Bithorn Stadium on Saturday July 13th!!