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#1 rainmakerrtv

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:02 AM

AWA All-Star Wrestling on ESPN / TSN , August 9th

 

Jesse Barr vs. Daniel Lue

 

Things have been a bit quiet of late from Buck Robley’s army, but the Colonel certainly brought in an impressive new recruit in tough Jesse Barr. Young pup Daniel Lue didn’t stand a chance as Barr pummeled him all over the ring before finally putting him out of his misery with a running bulldog. After the match, Barr let it be known he had his sights set on Al Perez and the Southern title.

 

The Varsity Club vs. British Steel

 

Kevin Sullivan had let it be known that he was displeased with Missy Hyatt lately, and it clearly didn’t take long for him to show the cheerleader of the Varsity Club the door, as her place at the side of the Club was taken for this match by a black clad woman with a whip known only as the Fallen Angel.  As Rotundo and Steiner did battle with Regal and Smiley, she was all over Sullivan at ringside until Smiley looked like he was about to get Steiner in the Norman Conquest, at which point she leapt on the ring apron and started shrieking at the referee. While the ref was so distracted, Sullivan took advantage by tossing the Golden Spike in to Rotundo, who slugged Smiley in the head with the blunt end of it before putting Steiner on top of Smiley for the win. After losing the World Tag titles, the Varsity Club seem to be back on the rise with Fallen Angel on their side.

 

Pvt. Mick Foley vs. The Great Kabuki

 

After Kabuki’s impactful performances as a gun for hire at the Holiday Spectaculars, Sheikh Adnan Al-Kaissie was impressed enough to buy his services full time. Kabuki was accompanied not only by Kaissie and Kendo Nagasaki, but Tojo Yamamoto, who Kaissie refered to as the Sensei and waved his kendo stick as Kabuki took apart the youngest member of the Cobra Corps with his martial arts moves. After he had got Foley staggering in the middle of the ring, finally dispatching him with a thrust kick to the jaw.  With the war between the Sinister Syndicate and the Cobra Corps escalating the way it has , who knows where it will go next?

 

Tony Atlas vs.  Wahoo McDaniel

 

Tony Atlas has been running roughshod since he first appeared in the AWA, but he was facing someone who was neither impressed nor intimidated by his imposing physique and power. Atlas went full bore against Wahoo with huge clotheslines and slams, but Wahoo just kept firing back with blistering chops and shots . After a brutal match, Atlas was finally able to get Wahoo in a crushing bear hug, but McDaniel just refused to give in, so Atlas tossed him to the ground in frustration then hit a running splash to finally put him away.

 

Nick Bockwinkel & Curt Hennig vs. Lex Luger & Bob Roop

 

While Roop was clearly going all out against the young Hennig, Luger didn’t seem to be taking the veteran Bockwinkel seriously , taking every chance to showboat and mock the former AWA world champion. Not a good idea against one of the most cagey men in wrestling. After an extended sequence slugging away at Bock, the American champ made the mistake of thinking he was out of commission when he was only playing possum. When Luger turned his back to him and gave a mocking double bicep flex to the crowd, Bockwinkel snuck up behind him and caught him in a tight-grab assisted roll up to get a shocking one two three. Luger was livid at this result but he has no one but himself to blame for not treating the former World champ with the resepct he deserved.

 

 



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:20 AM

AWA show from the Met Center, Bloomington, August 9th (As shown on ESPN/TSN Super Cards)

 

Memphis Vice vs. Onyx Express

 

Onyx Express pinned Lou Winston after a spike brainbuster

 

Buddy Rose vs. Norman Smiley

 

Rose won with the Inside Out Backbreaker

 

Leo Burke vs. Curt Hennig

 

Hennig got the victory with the Ax Lariat

 

Da Crusher vs. Dan Spivey

 

Spivey got the win after a running leg drop

 

Nick Bockwinkel vs. Bob Roop

 

Bockwinkel made Roop give up to a figure four leg lock

 

AWA Southern Title match : Al Perez © vs. Buzz Sawyer

 

Sawyer was going for a German Suplex when Perez countered with a roll up to successfully defend his title

 

Cobra Corps ( Sgt. Slaughter, Cpl. Scott Hall, Pvt. Mick Foley & “Special Forces” King Kong Bundy) vs. The Sinister Syndicate ( Kendo Nagasaki, The Great Kabuki, Sheikh Adnan Al-Kaissie & Tojo Yamamoto)

 

Sarge was about to lock Kaissie in the Cobra Clutch when two men charged the ring and attacked him and Bundy. It was Killer Khan and Crusher Blackwell! Khan locked Sarge in the Oriental Chokehold while Blackwell gave a running splash to Bundy while the rest of the Syndicate piled on Foley and Hall until the AWA officials intervened

 

AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Don Muraco

 

Orndorff worked over Muraco’s legs for much of the match. Muraco was going for a piledriver on Orndorff when his leg gave out and Orndorff was able to get the cover with his feet on the ropes to get the win.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:12 AM

Really enjoyed your writing for the ESPN show.   A little background goes a long way and you did just that for newcomers Jesse Barr and Fallen Angel.  The Atlas-Wahoo match was interesting as I am not used to either playing the heel but they could both be awesome at either heel or face.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:42 AM

Good use of Foley this early in his career. A perfect character for him. "Special Forces" Bundy is also an awesome name! lol

 

The finish to the Atlas/Wahoo match felt almost like a squash. That was pretty shocking to read how Tony disposed of the Chief.

 

Look at the names in both the TV and house show main events... Quite the stacked roster, and good use as well of many of the talents that weren't necessarily major stars. I'm a British Steel guy for sure...



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:56 AM

I can't stress enough how The Great Kabuki is such a good fit in the Sinister Syndicate. Whenever you lose a member of that group, you always find the exact one to replace him in the group. Great stuff again.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:32 PM

I've been trying to put across Atlas as a runaway train. Wahoo was too tough to be forced to surrender but in the end , just couldn't stop Atlas' momentum.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:40 PM

Really enjoyed your writing for the ESPN show.   A little background goes a long way and you did just that for newcomers Jesse Barr and Fallen Angel.  The Atlas-Wahoo match was interesting as I am not used to either playing the heel but they could both be awesome at either heel or face.

 

Wahoo was actually working heel around this time period IRL. I admit I am using the heel Tony Atlas angle several years ahead of when it actually happened, but that was the role that most interested me when I picked him up (he did actually do a couple of baby face guest appearances for me from WWA in the early days of the project).



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:33 PM

I hope you didn't take that wrong.  I admit my knowledge is pretty low and when I think of Atlas, I think back to Georgia Championship wrestling when he was a babyface with Tommy Rich and such.  I think he is a great heel and am enjoying the freight train that he is becoming.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:01 PM

Oh, no worries, was not taking offense. Just mentioning I am a bit ahead of real life in my booking :)



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:39 AM

Orndorff vs Muraco and Wahoo vs Atlas are both matches that I would have loved to see. 



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:14 AM

Kabuki and Khan are a great fit here.

Personally I've always preffered heel Wahoo because it fits hit imposing hard hitting style. Would love to see him in CCW one day.

Orndorff vs. Muraco for the AWA title feels right....I'm enjoying Mr Wonderful as champ

I'm sure Jesse Barr is excited to get to be "Jesse Barr" instead of an "Anderson" or wearing a hood.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:27 AM

AWA show from Cobo Hall, Detroit,  August 10th

 

Jesse Barr vs. Jerry Bryant

 

Barr won with the Bulldog

 

British Steel vs. The Moondogs

 

Smiley made Spot submit to the Norman Conquest

 

Tony Atlas vs. Lou Winston

 

Atlas forced Winston to give up to the Full Nelson

 

Greg Gagne vs. The Great Kabuki

 

Kabuki pinned Gagne after hitting a thrust kick to the jaw

 

Ricky Steamboat vs. Mike Rotundo

 

Steamboat won with the Flying Cross Body Press

 

Buddy Rose vs. Wahoo McDaniel

 

Rose pinned McDaniel after the Inside Out Back Breaker

 

AWA Southern Tag Title match : Badd Company © vs. The Onyx Express

 

Both teams went to a double countout

 

AWA Southern Title match : Al Perez © vs. Dave Schultz

 

Schultz was going for a piledriver, but Perez countered with a slingshot into the turnbuckle followed by a rollup for the win



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 01:28 PM

Love seeing the AWA Southern title getting the main event slot here. Always giving much importance to all of your titles.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:36 AM

AWA All-Star Wrestling on ESPN / TSN for August 16th

 

The Great Kabuki, Kendo Nagasaki & Killer Khan vs. Ryan Opray, Ryan Shoulders & Osten Taylor

 

After his shocking return to the AWA at the Bloomington show, Killer Khan (along with his Sinister Syndicate cohorts and joined by Sheikh Adnan Al-Kaissie and Tojo Yamamoto) showed his dominance as his team tore through the trio of young rookies. Opray, Shoulders and Taylor never stood a chance as the Syndicate dissected them until Kabuki and Kendo hit a double thrust kick on Shoulders to put them out of their misery. This, however, was not enough for Kaissie, who had Khan put Taylor in the Oriental Chokehold until the ref ordered him to let it go with a threat of suspension. The arms race between the Syndicate and the Cobra Corps has clearly reached terrifying new heights.

 

Memphis Vice vs. The Onyx Express

 

It seems like only yesterday that Memphis Vice put on an impressive winning streak against the team now known as the Onyx Express, but Brickhouse and Koko are clearly determined to turn that into a distant memory. Now that they are under the tutelage of Tony Atlas, the Onyx Express have taken no prisoners in their matches and Bryant and Winston were now paying the price for that change of attitude. Every time Memphis Vice tried to rally, the Express shut it down brutally with a cheap shot or a nasty double team before finally putting the match to an end by hitting the Spike Brainbuster on both men in quick succession. There was a time when it seemed like Koko and Brickhouse were becoming something of a joke, but who is laughing now?

 

Leo Burke vs. Curt Hennig

 

Hennig had come to the attention of Playboy After Dark during their feud with Nick Bockwinkel, and they clearly still bear a grudge, as they have send Canada’s Toughest Man against him.  Burke really made Hennig pay some dues, pounding him with heavy punches and stretching him with painful wear down holds, but the second generation favorite just kept coming back. Little by little , Hennig took control of the match, and when Burke desperately tried to shut it down by trapping him in the Sleeper, Hennig broke out of it with some powerful elbows to the midsection. Hennig then followed it up with the Cradle Suplex to get the pin.

 

AWA Southern Title match : Al Perez © vs. Mike Shaw

 

Col. Buck Robley’s Army has been gunning for Perez’s Southern Title lately, and now they have brought in their biggest gun, “The Tank” Mike Shaw. Shaw looked to use his incredible size and power to overwhelm Perez, but the canny “Latin Heartthrob” used his speed and technical knowhow to work his way out of a lot of tight spots. He used several armlocks to try to take the power slam out of the occasion, and kept sticking and moving to keep himself out of danger. Shaw eventually took the action to the outside and tried to hit a running splash, but Perez rolled out of the way just in time and was able to make it back into the ring while Shaw was staggered. Perez got the victory by count out , but the Army wasn’t done coming after him by a long shot.

 

AWA World Tag Title match : The British Bulldogs © vs. The Moondogs

 

It was a real dogfight (tee hee) as the champs pitted their high impact, high speed offense against the crazy brawling of the Moondogs. Although the Bulldogs impressed the fans with their spectacular moves, the Moondogs just kept coming at them like something out of a horror movie. Eventually, Rex brought the ring bell into the ring and hit Davey Boy with it, leading to the ref to declare the match a DQ win for the champions. All four men kept slugging it out long after the ref called the match.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:31 AM

I just played British Bulldogs vs Moondogs on Fire Pro Wrestling World (out now on Steam Early Release). What a coincidence!

Nagasaki, Kabuki, and Khan are a perfect 80s foreign heel stable.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:30 AM

AWA show from the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 16th (as shown on ESPN / TSN Super Cards)

 

British Steel vs. Rick Steiner & Dan Spivey

 

Smiley countered a side suplex attempt by Steiner with a butterfly suplex to get the win. After the match, Fallen Angel and the Varsity Club attacked Smiley with the Golden Spike

 

Tony Atlas vs. Wahoo McDaniel

 

Atlas beat Wahoo with a power slam

 

Koko Ware vs. Ricky Steamboat

 

Steamboat won by DQ when Brickhouse Brown knocked him off the top turnbuckle

 

“Crusher” Jerry Blackwell vs. Pvt. Mick Foley

 

Blackwell pinned Foley after hitting a running splash

 

AWA World Tag Title match : The British Bulldogs © vs. Leo Burke & Doug Somers

 

Dynamite Kid defeated Burke with a flying headbutt

 

Nick Bockwinkel vs. Buddy Rose

 

Both men went to a 30 minute time limit draw

 

AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Don Muraco

 

Orndorff successfully defended his title by getting the pinfall with a belly to back suplex



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:43 AM

I just played British Bulldogs vs Moondogs on Fire Pro Wrestling World (out now on Steam Early Release). What a coincidence!

Nagasaki, Kabuki, and Khan are a perfect 80s foreign heel stable.

 

I'm so jealous, I won't lie. Heard nothing but great things about that new release.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:12 PM

AWA show at the Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, August 17th

 

Jesse Barr vs. Jerry Bryant

 

Barr won with the bulldog headlock

 

Mike Rotundo vs. Pvt. Mick Foley

 

Rotundo pinned Foley with the Varsity Rush

 

Sgt. Slaughter & King Kong Bundy vs. The Great Kabuki & Kendo Nagasaki

 

Sarge and Bundy won by DQ when the Syndicate both sprayed him with the green mist

 

AWA Southern Title match : Al Perez © vs. Ed Wiskowski

 

Perez successfully defended his belt by catching Wiskowski with the German Suplex

 

AWA American Title match : Lex Luger © vs. Curt Hennig

 

Luger pinned Hennig after hitting a running forearm smash to the head following interference by Sheikh Adnan Al-Kaissie

 

AWA Southern Tag Title match : Badd Company © vs. The Moondogs

 

In a crazy match, Badd Company finally took out Spot with a double thrust kick

 

AWA World Title 2/3 falls match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Buddy Rose

 

In a lengthy, epic match that had the fans riveted throughout, Orndorff got the first fall when he came back after Rose thought he had thrown him out of the ring and flattened Rose with a lariat ; Rose came back to take the second fall with a low blow followed by a pull of the tights ; Orndorff finally took the last fall when Rose went for the Inside Out Back breaker and Orndorff countered with a roll up assisted by his own grab of Rose’s tights. Orndorff retained the World Title.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:14 PM

Solid main event in Portland. I bet Buddy Rose probably had some babyface reactions in that match.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:29 PM

Solid main event in Portland. I bet Buddy Rose probably had some babyface reactions in that match.

Yep, that's a great Main Event for that town.

I like the "turn about is fair play" finish, too. Classic.




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