Just as an announcement, I'm going to take a short hiatus from posting this project. This month will be a pretty hectic one for me both work and personally. I'm also struggling with writing a couple of the storylines and have a bit of a writer's block. Now, that doesn't necessarily mean that I won't post all month. There may be a few times where I get the writing bug and have a bit of free time to post so there may be an opportunity. I thought I'd post just so that there's communication between me and those that read the thread (and thank you all for reading). Once November hits, I shall be back to my regular posting.
International Wrestling Association
Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:57 AM
Well, I had a bit of free time the last couple days and I got another week in the bag.
IWA on WGN [taped on July 13, 1991] (aired on July 17, 1991)
⦁ The show opens with the camera team outside the arena and a black car pulls into the parking lot and a well dressed driver comes out and opens the back passenger door and out steps Tully Blanchard and surprisingly with Medusa. Cue TV show intro.
⦁ Bob Caudel and Scott Hudson welcome us to another edition of IWA on WGN. We have one of the most stacked matchups in IWA's short existence. We will see the IWA title tournament start the quarter finals and the tag title tournament begin the semi-finals bracket. The main story of this week's show is the main event that pits Brad Armstrong & Jerry Lynn against Lightning Kid & "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert.
⦁ Brad Armstrong and Jerry Lynn make their way to the interview stand. Caudel asked them how they plan to dispose of the team of Lightning Kid and Hot Stuff in the main event. Armstrong replied that they need to neutralize them and keep an eye on Gilbert as he cannot be trusted. Jerry Lynn said that the last couple years, him and Lightning Kid have fought across the country from Minneapolis to Chicago to Las Vegas to Texas. They will need to have a very solid win over them in order to have a lead in the rankings.
⦁ IWA Title Tournament Quarter-Finals Match: Chris Adams defeats Eric Embry after a superplex from the top rope.
⦁ Music Video: Hit and Run by Girlschool (for the women of IWA)
⦁ Bob Caudel brings out Tully Blanchard and Medusa out for an interview and asks what business they have together. Blanchard said that while it's really none of his business, he'll tell him anyway. He said that wrestling always needs a power duo and this is one. Medusa replied that they will dominate both of the rankings in the company and will bring more prestige and money to their brand. Blanchard says that their dominance will continue tonight as he takes out Sabu and then advances to the semi-finals and then the finals of the tournament.
⦁ IWA Tag Title Tournament Semi-Finals Match: The Fabulous Ones defeats The Fantastics after Jim Cornette throws a pair of brass knuckles to Steve Kiern and distracts the referee while they knock out Bobby Fulton and get the pin.
⦁ The Fantastics come to the announce table and tells Caudel and Hudson that they will get The Fabulous Ones and Jim Cornette back and it won't be pretty.
⦁ IWA Title Tournament Quarter-Finals Match: Tully Blanchard defeats Sabu with the slingshot suplex. Sabu tries to make an attack after the match but Medusa helps Blanchard escape and run to the back.
⦁ Before the match begins, Lightning Kid and Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert comes out for an interview and they talk about how they are going to win and show theses punks who the real men in this promotion are. They keep gloating until Armstrong and Lynn come out and a brawl begins and goes into the ring without ring announcing and the bell rings.
⦁ Lightning Kid & Eddie Gilbert defeats Brad Armstrong & Jerry Lynn after Eddie Gilbert lands a brainbuster and Lightning Kid hits a moonsault off the top rope.
IWA on ESPN July 20, 1991
⦁ Tom Prichard, Billy Joe Travis & Art Barr defeats Black Terry, El Satanico & Pirata Morgan after Art Barr lands an impactful frogsplash onto Pirata Morgan.
⦁ IWA Title Tournament Quarter-Finals Match: Lightning Kid defeats El Dandy after a dropkick from the top rope.
⦁ Miss Texas & Luna Vachon defeats Debbie Combs & Desiree Peterson with Luna Vachon hits a backdrop suplex on Debbie Combs for the pin.
⦁ IWA Tag Title Tournament Semi-Finals Match: Thrill Seekers defeats Wild Bunch in a shocking victory with Lance Storm hitting a superkick on Joel Deaton and Chris Jericho landing a beautiful moonsault for the win.
⦁ IWA Title Tournament Quarter-Finals Match: Brad Armstrong defeats Blue Panther after a very competitive and exhausting match with a thunderous lariat.
Posted 10 October 2017 - 03:39 PM
Already calling Tully winning the TV title and the Thrillseekers the tag titles!
Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:03 AM
IWA on WGN [taped on July 16, 1991] (aired on July 19, 1991)
⦁ Bob Caudel and Scott Hudson welcomes us back to another action packed week of IWA on WGN. We will have Eric Embry on board to defend the Television Championship against Villano III. Jerry Lynn will team up with the Thrill Seekers to take on The Fabulous Ones and Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert. In the main event, we will finally have the beginning of the semi-finals to the IWA Championship as Brad Armstrong faces off against Lightning Kid.
⦁ Before the first match, Bob Caudel brings Miss Texas out for an interview. This will be her second match on television for the promotion as she debuted on the ESPN show. Caudel asks her how she feels about the level of competition of women's wrestlers in this company and how she will fit right in. Miss Texas replies that everywhere she goes, she wins championships and this is no different. Since she has a bigger platform to work on, she's going to show the world that her attitude and talent is as big as Texas.
⦁ Miss Texas defeats Debbie Combs after hitting a tornado DDT from the corner and gets the pin.
⦁ Eric Embry comes to the announce booth to be interviewed by Bob Caudel. When asked about his ties to Eddie Gilbert and his loss in the title tournament, Embry reassured Caudel and the audience that their favorite Texas-Tennessee connection will remain and dominate the IWA, simple as that. Asked about his opponent tonight, Villano III, Embry says that he knows that the Villanos always have a trick up their sleave but he knows the game and will remain the IWA TV Champion.
⦁ TV Championship: Eric Embry vs. Villano III goes to a 10-minute time limit draw with Villano nearly getting a major pinfall. Both clotheslined each other and collapsed as the last few seconds ticked by before there was a winner.
⦁ Thrill Seekers and Jerry Lynn come out to be interviewed before their match and said that this match will be a warm up for next week's big 2 hour ESPN show. Jerry Lynn will help neutralize Eddie Gilbert while the Jericho & Storm will show that they can beat the veterans in The Fabulous Ones and win the tag titles.
⦁ Thrill Seekers & Jerry Lynn defeats The Fabulous Ones & Eddie Gilbert by DQ when Gilbert smashes Lynn with Cornette's tennis racket in front of the referee to stop the babyfaces from getting a pinfall win on Steve Kiern. The heels take over and beat down the younger babyfaces and stand tall.
⦁ IWA Title Tournament Semi-Finals Match: Brad Armstrong defeats Lightning Kid by submission with hitting a Russian legsweep while applying a three-quarter facelock. Armstrong will go on to the finals to face either Tully Blanchard or Chris Adams on the 2 hour ESPN show on August 3rd.
IWA on ESPN July 27, 1991
⦁ Wayne Shamrock & Al Snow defeats Scott Levy & Brad Rhenigans when Shamrock submits Rhenigans with an ankle lock.
⦁ Medusa defeats Desiree Peterson with a rollup pin.
⦁ Blue Panther, El Dandy & Felino defeats Black Terry, El Satanico & Pirata Morgan after El Dandy pins Pirata Morgan with a crossbody from the top rope.
⦁ TV Championship: Sabu defeats Eric Embry to become new TV Champion after hitting the triple jump moonsault for a shocking win.
⦁ IWA Title Tournament Semi-Finals Match: Tully Blanchard defeats Chris Adams with the slingshot suplex. Blanchard will go on to face Brad Armstrong in the finals on the 2 hour ESPN show next week on August 3rd.
Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:09 AM
Imagine if you had practice in the 1983 Project, how even better your series would be. Developing your own writing style gives so much more life to your series.
Posted 07 November 2017 - 05:12 PM
IWA on WGN [taped on July 27, 1991] (aired on July 31, 1991)
⦁ Bob Caudel and Scott Hudson welcome us to another episode of IWA wrestling on WGN and we are 3 more days until we will finally get an IWA Heavyweight Champion and the first IWA Tag Team Champions on the live edition of the ESPN show. Tonight we'll see an 8 man tag match and a return match of the new TV champion, Sabu, defending his title against former champion Eric Embry.
⦁ Just as they are running the rest of the card down, Tully Blanchard and Medusa make their presence known at the announcers booth.
⦁ The Fabulous Ones & The Wild Bunch defeats The Fantastics & The Thrill Seekers when Billy Black hits Lance Storm with a moonsault for the pin.
⦁ Interview: Eddie Gilbert
⦁ TV Title Match: Sabu vs. Eric Embry ends in a 10-minute time limit.
⦁ Tully Blanchard & Medusa vs. Brad Armstrong & Monster Ripper ends in a Double DQ. Both teams end up in a brawl around the studio and as both are using chairs, the ref throws the match out and several refs come out to try to break them up.
IWA on ESPN August 3, 1991
⦁ 10-Women Elimination Match: Akira Hokuto, Aja Kong, Desiree Peterson, Debbie Combs & Luna Vachon defeats Bull Nakano, Candi Divine, Cynthia Moreno, Miss Texas & Leilani Kai with Luna Vachon being the sole survivor.
⦁ Order of Elimination: Candi Divine by Aja Kong, Lelilani Kai by Luna Vachon, Desiree Peterson by Bull Nakano, Cynthia Moreno by Bull Nakano, Bull Nakano and Aja Kong both counted out, Akira Hokuto by Miss Texas, Miss Texas by Luna Vachon.
⦁ TV Championship: Sabu defeats Tom Prichard with a tornado DDT.
⦁ Bob Caudel tries to get a chance to interview Sabu but Sabu walks to the back.
⦁ Medusa defeats Monster Ripper after Medusa uses a chain to hit Monster Ripper with and puts her feet on the ropes. Tully Blanchard comes out to celebrate with Medusa and helps her to the back
⦁ Bob Caudel interviews Brad Armstrong about his tournament finals match against Tully Blanchard later this evening. Armstrong said he will become the first champion of the IWA.
⦁ Eddie Gilbert, Eric Embry & Lightning Kid defeats Jerry Lynn & The Fantastics when Gilbert hits a DDT on Bobby Fulton to get the pinfall.
⦁ IWA Tag Title Tournament Finals: The Fabulous Ones defeats The Thrill Seekers in an incredibly action packed and bloody match. Chris Jericho gets slingshotted into the ringpost by Stan Lane and is busted open and bleeds a ton throughout the match. Steve Kiern also gets busted open after being tripped into the crowd barrier. The crowd really gets behind the Thrill Seekers and they valiantly try to finish the match with Lance Storm hitting a dropkick and Jericho landing a moonsault on Lane but getting kicked out at 2 3/4. Steve Kiern then hits an inverted DDT and picks up the win.
⦁ Interview: The Thrill Seekers. As Jericho has a bandage being put on his forehead before getting stitches, they were asked what they thought went wrong in the match. Lance Storm says that they will have to be much more aggressive the next time and if it's a fight the Fabulous Ones want, a fight is what they'll get.
⦁ IWA Title Tournament Finals: Tully Blanchard defeats Brad Armstrong to become the first IWA Champion. The crowd has been buzzing for this and the atmosphere had a big fight feel. The action was very mat based through a good portion of the match until Armstrong got the best of Blanchard until Blanchard slid out of the ring to slow the pace down. Blanchard got the best of Armstrong with running him shoulder first into the crowd barrier. Action returns to the ring as Blanchard works over Armstrong's arm and cuts him off any time he tries to make a comeback. Armstrong makes a comeback as he hits a series of punches and clothesline on his opposite arm but when he hits a near knockout Von Eric style discus punch with his bad arm, he collapses in pain. He eventually covers Blanchard but he kicks out at 2 1/2. Eric Embry and Eddie Gilbert come out to be by Tully's side. Armstrong has Tully tied up in the ropes and goes to rush towards him but Gilbert grabs him by the foot to distract him as Tully gets loose and hits a devastating backdrop suplex and gets the pinfall. The heels celebrate in the ring until Armstrong gets up and tries to fight the 3 of them until they overtake him. The Fantastics come out to help chase off the heels as they celebrate at the arena entrance.
Posted 07 November 2017 - 05:34 PM
Loving the emphasis on Tully Blanchard. His pairing with Madusa is such a natural fit.
Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:00 PM
Top 10 Ranking:
1. Tully Blanchard [8-0-2] IWA CHAMPION
2. Eric Embry [7-3-3]
3. Eddy Guerrero [6-1-1]
4. Lightning Kid [6-4-2]
5. Stan Lane [4-2] TAG TEAM CHAMPION
6. Steve Kiern [4-2] TAG TEAM CHAMPION
7. Blue Panther [4-3-1]
8. Bobby Fulton [4-3-1]
9. Chris Adams [4-3-1]
10. Sabu [4-3-1] TV CHAMPION
11. Brad Armstrong [4-3-4]
12. Tommy Rogers [4-4-1]
13. Jerry Lynn [4-6-2]
14. Akira Hokuto [3-0]
15. Bull Nakano [3-2]
NEWS UPDATE: ESPN is upset with the excessive use of blood in the tag title match and the monthly live show will probably be coming to an end but IWA will have a big announcement at the next airing of the WGN show about the future of big televised shows.
Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:01 PM
IWA on WGN [taped on August 5, 1991] (aired on August 6, 1991)
⦁ Bob Caudel and Scott Hudson welcome us back to the this new episode of IWA on WGN, we will see some great action with a 6 woman tag match, Sabu will defend the Television championship against Art Barr, the new tag team of Al Snow and Wayne Shamrock will show the audience what they're made of and Brad Armstrong will be in action on this show.
⦁ After showing clips from the main event of the ESPN show, they bring out the very first IWA champion, Tully Blanchard. He told Caudel that this was a practice in inevitability. He will show that he will be a true world champion and will take on all comers. Caudel asked if he will give a rematch against Brad Armstrong from the finals of the title tournament, Blanchard said that since he is no longer in the top 10 rankings, he will not recieve a title shot. Just as they shift into another round of questions, Brad Armstrong comes up to the announce table and wanted to make a correction. "Unless my ears are decieving me, I swore I heard you say that you will take on all comers but then you said only those in the top 10. So which is it?" Bob Caudel interjects and mentions that in the IWA title bylines, Tully is correct in that he will defend against those in the Top 10. Tully grins and told Armstrong to enjoy being in the preliminary matches and walks away signifying the end of the interview.
⦁ Luna Vachon, Monster Ripper & Akira Hokuto defeated Miss Texas, Medusa & Bull Nakano with Vachon hitting a DDT on Medusa for the win.
⦁ Bob Caudel congratulates Luna, Monster Ripper and Akira Hokuto on their win tonight as well as their win from the big ESPN show. Luna says that she will continue her family's tradition of kicking butt and taking names and will prove she, along with the two she's with, are the toughest women in wrestling. Women aren't just prissy valets who just follow the men around and not do anything of their own. This is just the beginning of women showing that they can also be top stars in the wrestling world.
⦁ TV Championship: Sabu defeated Art Barr with a moonsault into a pinning combination.
⦁ The Fabulous Ones with Jim Cornette walk out to the announcers table as the new IWA tag team champions. Cornette said that he told everyone that The Fabs would come into this ramshackle part of the country, win the titles and beat everyone that there is to beat here. You will see these two superstars hold the straps for a very long time around their gorgeous waists. He will admit that those two Canadian punks, The Thrill Seekers, were scrappy and had some fire but at the end of the end of the day, they weren't even in their league and got treated as such and everyone should see the tape of the ESPN show for proof.
⦁ Al Snow & Wayne Shamrock defeated The Villanos with Al Snow landing a German Suplex on Villano III for the win.
⦁ Bob Caudel then makes a special announcement that they will be making their debut on PPV on September 21st called FALL SLAM.
⦁ Lightning Kid defeated Brad Armstrong as Eddie Gilbert and Eric Embry come out and interferes with Embry distracting the referee and Gilbert throwing a chain to Lightning Kid for him to knock out Armstrong and get the 3-count. All 3 beat down Armstrong and then pose as a unit as the show comes to a close.
Live Show [August 5, 1991]
⦁ Buddy Landel vs. Brian Lee
⦁ Pirata Morgan vs. Art Barr vs. Javier Llanes vs. Felino
⦁ Sabu & The Wild Bunch vs. Tom Prichard & The Elminators
⦁ Chris Adams vs. Norman Smiley
⦁ Eric Embry & Eddie Gilbert vs. Jerry Lynn & Brad Armstrong
Live Show [August 6, 1991]
⦁ PG-13 vs. The Eliminators
⦁ Scott Levy vs. Negro Navarro
⦁ Bobby Fulton vs. Chris Adams
⦁ IWA Tag Team Championship: The Fabulous Ones vs. Al Snow & Wayne Shamrock
⦁ Battle Royal: Aja Kong, Akira Hokuto, Candi Divine, Cynthia Moreno, Debbie Combs, Desiree Peterson, Leilani Kai, Luna Vachon, Medusa, Miss Texas, Monster Ripper
⦁ Eric Embry & Eddie Gilbert vs. Jerry Lynn & Brad Armstrong
⦁ IWA Championship: Tully Blanchard vs. Sabu
Live Show [August 7, 1991]
⦁ PG-13 vs. The Eliminators
⦁ Billy Joe Travis, Doug Somers & DJ Peterson vs. The Villanos
⦁ Chris Adams vs. Tommy Rogers
⦁ Aja Kong vs. Miss Texas
⦁ Eddie Gilbert vs. Tom Prichard
⦁ Brad Armstrong vs. Eric Embry
⦁ IWA Tag Team Championship: The Fabulous Ones vs. The Thrill Seekers
Live Show [August 8, 1991]
⦁ Pirata Morgan & Black Terry vs. Art Barr & Jimmy Del Ray
⦁ Billy Joe Travis vs. Brad Rhenigans
⦁ Luna Vachon, Monster Ripper & Akira Hokuto vs. Medusa, Miss Texas & Bull Nakano
⦁ PG-13 vs. The Thrill Seekers
⦁ Lightning Kid vs. Bobby Fulton
⦁ Brad Armstrong & Jerry Lynn vs. Eric Embry & Eddie Gilbert
Live Show [August 9, 1991]
⦁ Steven Regal vs. Norman Smiley
⦁ The Villanos vs. Los Brazos
⦁ Battle Royal: Art Barr, Billy Joe Travis, Brad Rhenigans, Brian Lee, Buddy Landel, Chris Candido, Dean Malenko, Doug Somers, Iceman King Parsons, Jackie Fulton, Jimmy Del Ray, Jeff Gaylord, Negro Navarro, Scott Levy, Tom Prichard
⦁ Medusa vs. Monster Ripper
⦁ IWA Tag Team Championship: The Fabulous Ones vs. The Fantastics vs. The Wild Bunch
⦁ Brad Armstrong vs. Eddie Gilbert
⦁ IWA Championship: Tully Blanchard vs. Chris Adams
IWA on ESPN (taped on morning of August 10, 1991)
⦁ Pirata Morgan defeated Dean Malenko by submission with the Saka Otoshi into the Pirata Lock.
⦁ Aja Kong & Akira Hokuto defeated Bull Nakano & Cynthia Moreno as Aja Kong hits a thunderous powerbomb on Cynthia Moreno for the win.
⦁ Black Terry, Felino & Javier Llanes defeated Brad Rhenigans, Brian Lee & Tom Prichard with Felino using La Casita on Brad Rhenigans.
⦁ TV Championship: Sabu defeated Wayne Shamrock by countout after hitting a tope suicida on Shamrock on the outside and crawling back in before the 10 count.
⦁ The Thrill Seekers defeated The Wild Bunch with Jericho hitting a brain buster on Billy Black for the win.
Injury Report: Scott Levy was injured during a live show and might not return to action until February of 1992.
Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:52 PM
IWA on WGN (taped on August 12, 1991) [aired on August 14, 1991]
⦁ Bob Caudel and Scott Hudson welcome us to another edition of IWA on WGN. We will see tag team action from some established stars that we see every week and some newcomers. As well, later in the show, we will see The Fantastics challenge The Fabulous Ones for the IWA Tag Team Championship. But the main story is that Brad Armstrong will have to come back from the beat down he received from Embry, Gilbert and Lightning Kid last week. The trio of heels come out to talk to Caudel. They gloat about beating down Armstrong and that maybe he should have just stayed home where his daddy would keep him safe instead of being in their den of wolves. Caudel says that what they did was uncalled for, unsportsman like and dispicable. Gilbert laughed and replied, "And that's supposed to make us feel bad? Bob, you of all people have been in this business for a very long time and know that it's a dog eat dog world. Let's face it Brad, you're just a chew toy and we're rottweilers." Caudel then says that we will here from Armstrong later in the show and there will be a six-man tag with these gentlemen.
⦁ PG-13 defeats Doug Somers & DJ Peterson after JC Ice hits a buldog from the top rope onto Peterson for the win.
⦁ Bob Caudel then introduces Medusa to come up to the announcer's table for an interview. He then asks Medusa how she felt about her loss last week against the newcomer Luna Vachon. She then goes on to blame her tag partners not to be around to help keep them from losing the match. Then Miss Texas comes out to defend herself from being bad mouthed by Medusa. The two get heated and Medusa then challenges Miss Texas to a match and she agrees.
⦁ Medusa defeats Miss Texas after getting a rollup pin. The match goes on for about 5 minutes in which Miss Texas dominates for the most part but Medusa gains the upper hand with a lariat, lands a thunderous suplex, goes for a pin but gets a nearfall. Miss Texas makes a quick comeback but Medusa rolls her up for a decisive three count.
⦁ Next up, Bob Caudel has the IWA tag team champions, The Fabulous Ones with their manager, Jim Cornette to the announcer's table. Cornette says that they will defend against two chumps that he has dealt with too many times in the past but he knows how to beat them. They will run through them like a hot knife through butter.
⦁ Brad Armstrong, Jerry Lynn & Blue Panther come out to have an interview before their match against Eric Embry, Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert and Lightning Kid. Asked about being attacked by his three opponents last week, what will Armstrong do? Brad said that you can't keep an Armstrong down and with his two partners, they will take care of business and show that those guys can't win a battle without even greater numbers and a face to face.
⦁ Brad Armstrong, Jerry Lynn & Blue Panther vs. Eric Embry, Eddie Gilbert & Lightning Kid ends in a double DQ. Both sides could not stay to their seperate corners and brawled around the ringside.
⦁ Tag Team Championship: The Fabulous Ones vs. The Fantastics. The Fantastics defeat The Fabulous Ones by DQ. The Fantastics had The Fabulous Ones so close to being beat as Tommy Rogers got a major hot tag and just as they were about to hit their team move, Jim Cornette came rushing in to blindside them which caused the ref to disqualify the tag champions. The champs tried to take advantage of them but The Fantastics had chased them off. Commissioner Les Thatcher comes out and says that they can't be having these type of cowardly results to the matches. It cheats the opponents and most importantly, the fans. So next week, The Fabulous Ones will once again defend their titles against The Fantastics but this time around, Jim Cornette will be banned from ringside. Jim Cornette throws a tantrum as the champions are obviously upset as the show goes off the air.
IWA on ESPN (taped on morning of August 17, 1991)
⦁ Jeff Gaylord defeats Jackie Fulton with a clothesline off the top rope.
⦁ Al Snow & Wayne Shamrock defeats Billy Joe Travis & Buddy Landel as Shamrock puts on an Fujiwara arm bar on Travis to make him submit.
⦁ Luna Vachon defeats Cynthia Moreno with a tornado DDT.
⦁ Chris Adams, Jerry Lynn & Steven Regal defeats The Villanos as Jerry Lynn hits a victory roll on Villano IV.
⦁ TV Championship: Sabu defeats Pirata Morgan. It was a near brawl around the studio but it ends in the ring as Sabu hits a double springboard moonsault to gain the victory and retaining the TV title.
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