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#1 rainmakerrtv

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:25 AM

AWA All-Star Wrestling on ESPN / TSN for September 6th

 

Brad Armstrong vs. Robb Zbacnic

 

While she had initially kept to the background, Sunshine has quietly assembled quite the army of late. Not only does she have the Southern Tag champions Badd Company under her wing, but has lately allied herself with Al Perez, bringing her both the Southern Title and the Six Man Tag Titles to her stable. And now she has another impressive new charge to her roster, the talented and popular Brad Armstrong of the legendary Armstrong family. Brad got the crowd going as he easily dominated the up and coming Zbacnic with dropkicks and armdrags before ultimately hitting the Russian Legsweep to put him away. Looks like the Sunshine Boys have truly become a force to be reckoned with.

 

Doug Somers vs. Steven Regal

 

Last week, Buddy Rose scratched out a victory against Norman Smiley. This time out , Rose’s Playboy After Dark partner Somers would face the other half of British Steel, young Steven Regal.  The veteran Somers tried to pull the same dirty tactics against Regal, but the “Young Gentleman” was having none of it, firing back with a barrage of punches before hitting him with the Iron Fist Punch. Even though Somers was seemingly knocked out, Regal locked him in the Regal Stretch until the ref called the match. Clearly Regal has had enough of Playboy After Dark and their nonsense, and they had best watch their step with him.

 

“Crusher” Jerry Blackwell vs. Da Crusher

 

The two Crushers had faced off many times before, but rarely had the battle been so one one sided. “The Man Who Made Milwaukee Famous” certainly put up a fight, but the giant Blackwell overwhelmed him with is size and power, maintaining an all out assault until finally putting him away with a power slam and a running splash. Blackwell has been taking no prisoners since his return to the AWA, and the Cobra Corps are certainly in for a fight when he ultimately sets his sights on them.

 

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

 

Even Perez’s biggest fans have been a bit surprised at his more aggressive tack with Col. Buck Robley’s Army, but one can hardly blame him , given their relentless attacks on him. Last week, he went after the big Tank’s arm in his victory in the Six Man Tag title match, and he kept up that assault  in this Southern Title defense. Shaw tried to bowl over Perez, making the most of his size advantage, but Perez kept going after that arm, with Shaw only just barely making it to the ropes to break up the Japanese Armlock. He finally attempted to crush Perez once and for all with a scoop power slam, but Perez countered with a single arm takedown and finally trapped him in a cross arm breaker in the middle of the ring. Shaw had no choice but to give up the match, and Perez had earned perhaps his most impressive win yet.

 

Tony Atlas vs. Ricky Steamboat

 

Steamboat has had his struggles of late with the members of the Onyx Express, but now he would have to square off against their powerful leader, “Mr. Olympia” Tony Atlas. Atlas had been dominating his opposition in most of his recent matches, but Steamboat was clearly not about to be intimidated by him. The match swung back and forth, with neither man maintaining the advantage for long, but it looked like Steamboat would finally be able to get the victory when he went up top for the flying cross body press. As if on cue, Koko Ware and Brickhouse Brown charged out and knocked him off the top turnbuckle, leading to the DQ decision. Under orders from Atlas, they hit Steamboat with the Spike Brainbuster before Atlas put him in the Full Nelson. Atlas kept him in the hold for an agonizingly long time , in spite of the imprecations of the AWA officials, before finally dropping him to the mat and stalking from the ring with his men. Steamboat had to be taken from the ring in a stretcher.

 



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:46 AM

AWA Show from The Met Center, Bloomington, September 6th (as shown on ESPN / TSN Super Cards )

 

Jesse Barr vs. Jerry Bryant

 

Barr pinned Bryant after the Bulldog Headlock

 

Leo Burke vs. Brad Armstrong

 

Armstrong got the win with the Russian Legsweep

 

Buddy Rose & Doug Somers vs. British Steel

 

Rose got the pinfall on Smiley after hitting the Inside Out Backbreaker

 

Greg Gagne vs. Dan Spivey

 

Spivey hit a Big Leg Drop on Gagne to get the victory

 

Sgt. Slaughter vs. Killer Khan

 

Sarge won by DQ after Khan attacked the ref

 

AWA World Tag Title match : The British Bulldogs © vs. Kendo Nagasaki & The Great Kabuki

 

Dynamite Kid hit a flying headbutt on Nagasaki to successfully defend the World Tag titles

 

AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Mike Rotundo

 

Orndorff was about to execute the Piledriver on Rotundo when Tony Atlas and Onyx Express charged to the ring and attacked him, leading to the DQ. Rotundo and the other members of the Varsity Club wanted to join in on the beatdown, but Kevin Sullivan ordered them to stand down and head back to the locker room.  The Onyx Express kept up their attack on Orndorff until finally being cleared from the ring by AWA officials



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:06 AM

AWA show from Cobo Hall, Detroit, September 7th

 

Jerry Blackwell vs. Lou Winston

 

Blackwell got the win with a running splash

 

The Onyx Express vs. The Moondogs

 

Brickhouse pinned Spot after a missile dropkick

 

Curt Hennig vs. Don Muraco

 

Both men went to a 20 minute time limit draw

 

Cpl. Scott Hall vs. Bob Roop

 

Hall won with the Corporal Punishment

 

Ed Wiskowski vs. Steven Regal

 

Regal made Wiskowski give up to the Regal Stretch

 

AWA Southern Title match : Al Perez © vs. Rick Steiner

 

In an epic battle of power moves and suplex, Perez was finally able hit the German Suplex to defend his belt

 

AWA American Title match : Lex Luger © vs. Nick Bockwinkel

 

Bockwinkel won by DQ after Sheikh Adnan Al-Kaissie interefered in the match. Luger retained the title.

 

AWA Southern Tag Title match : Badd Company © vs. Buzz Sawyer & Dave Schultz

 

In a lengthy match, Sawyer was trying to hit a German Suplex on Tanaka, who blocked it was a backwards low kick. This set Sawyer up for a superkick from Diamon that got the victory for Badd Company.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:44 AM

I enjoy how you use history to help the AWA but also write your own history as you build certain characters.  Tony Atlas as a huge heel here destroying Steamboat with the Full Nelson and Al Snow with the series of power moves paints such a vivid picture makes it memorable to me instead of just results.  

 

Many of us focus on the outside ring action to build our stories while you do it in the ring.  I think these match details are important and it is something I need to work on.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:08 PM

Absolutely. Love how you have some certain unexpected people being the focus in some cards that wouldn't usually have drawn that attention in real life. I especially like what you're doing with Badd Company. They're probably the team flying most under the radar in the whole project right now.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:38 AM

AWA All-Star Wrestling on ESPN / TSN for September 13th

 

The Moondogs vs. British Steel

 

The wild and crazy Moondogs have charged through a lot of their opposition like a house afire, and at first it looked like they would be too much for British Steel to handle. But the two young wrestlers showed a lot of maturity as they weathered out the storm and let Rex and Spot burn out quickly, ducking and dodging and tagging in and out to minimize the damage.  When the Moondogs started to run out of steam, that is when they sprang their trap, breaking them down with limbwork and submission holds before Smiley was able to wrap Spot up in the Norman Conquest , forcing him to give up the match. A very impressive win for the two British rookies.

 

The Great Kabuki vs. Paul Diamond

 

With one half of the Southern Tag champs facing off against one of the most deadly members of the Sinister Syndicate, the was shaping up to be a battle of the Superkick vs. the Thrust Kick, with each man working the other over to set up their signature move. The battle raged back and forth and it looked like Diamond had Kabuki staggered enough to hit the Superkick. But as he was coming off the ropes, Tojo Yamamoto cracked him across the back with the kendo stick. Kabuki then struck with the Thrust Kick, but the ref had seen what Yamamoto did and called for the DQ. Yamamoto tried to throw the kendo stick in to Kabuki, but Sunshine grabbed it from him, leading to Tojo to go after Sunshine. This prompted Pat Tanaka to come out to her rescue, leading to Kendo Nagasaki to get involved, and the whole situation dissolved into chaos.

 

Sgt. Slaughter , King Kong Bundy & Cpl. Scott Hall vs. Killer Khan, Jerry Blackwell & Bob Roop

 

In this latest battle in the war between the Sinister Syndicate and the Cobra Corps,  Sheikh Kaissie’s men focused their attacks on young Cpl. Scott Hall, keeping Sarge and “Special Forces” Bundy out of the ring for all but brief instances. They seemed to do a lot of damage to the young Corporal, but at some point it looked like the light just went on for Hall, who exploded on the Syndicate and started making them pay some dues. He hit a devastating series of power moves, even shocking the crowd with a bodyslam on Blackwell, before executing the Corporal Punishment on Roop to get the win. Sarge and Bundy looked like they were somewhat shocked and in awe of Hall, who finally seems to have truly arrived on the big stage.

 

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

 

Al Perez has been dominant in his defenses against the members of Col. Robley’s Army, but Buzz Sawyer looked to give him more than he could handle. The crazed Mad Dog came at him fist and fire, slugging his way out of Perez’s attempts to get him in submission holds and coming after him with clubbing blows and clotheslines. Perez was game and started matching him shot for shot, but it seemed like Sawyer would get the better of him when he set the champ up for a Bulldog. However it turned out that Perez was just playing possum, as he reversed it into a massive belly to back suplex that took the wind out of Sawyer and got the one two three. At this point, Perez is looking lke he is an unstoppable champ.

 

AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Dan Spivey

 

Paul Orndorff has been fighting a war on two fronts of late, not only siding with is good friend Ricky Steamboat against Tony Atlas and the Onyx Express, but now having drawn the attention of Kevin Sullivan’s Varsity Club. This time out, the champ would be facing the Georgia Bulldog himself, Dan Spivey. Spivey has largely kept to the background since his arrival in the AWA, but this was truly the coming out party for Spivey. Orndorff found himself on the defensive against the blonde powerhouse, who knocked him down several times with big boots and mocked him by cupping his hand to his ear at the audience, soaking up their boos. For a moment, it seemed like Spivey might pull off an incredible upset when he bodyslammed Orndorff and went for a Big Leg Drop, but the champ rolled out of the way at the last second and Spivey crashed hard to the mat. Orndorff then set up Spivey for the Piledriver, which of course was the cue for the Onyx Express to charge out and attack him, leading to the DQ. Spivey wanted to join in the attack, but Sullivan ordered him back to the locker room while he and Fallen Angel watched the attack. Orndorff was finally able to scramble to the outside and grab a chair to drive off Atlas and his men. Sullivan was seen whispering something in Fallen Angel’s ear as they finally left the ringside area.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:53 AM

AWA show from the Cow Palace, San Francisco, September 13th (as shown on ESPN / TSN Super Cards)

 

Brad Armstrong vs. Col. Buck Robley

 

Armstrong won with the Russian Legsweep

 

Pvt. Mick Foley vs. Kevin Sullivan

 

Sullivan hit a double footstomp in the corner to get the victory

 

Don Muraco vs. Curt Hennig

 

In a shocking result, Hennig caught Muraco in a cradle suplex for the win

 

Nick Bockwinkel vs. The Great Kabuki

 

Kabuki was going for the Thrust Kick, but Bockwinkel dodged it and hit a single leg roll up to wrap Kabuki up for the pinfall

 

AWA Southern Tag Title 2/3 falls match : Badd Company © vs. British Steel

 

1st fall  - Tanaka small packaged Smiley for the pinfall

 

2nd fall – Regal hit the Iron Fist punch on Tanaka for the pin

 

3rd fall – Both teams went to a 45 minute time limit draw in the final fall. The crowd gave them a standing ovation as both teams embraced after the match

 

AWA Southern Title match : Al Perez © vs. Buddy Rose

 

Perez executed the German Suplex on the Playboy to defend his belt

 

AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Tony Atlas

 

Orndorff was attempting the Piledriver when Brickhouse Brown and Koko Ware interfered for the DQ finish



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:27 AM

Nice series of shows where your endings enabled all your major angles to continue.  Nice to Hall stepping up.  Sarge has some collection with him now!

 

I was surprised that you said it was shocking for Henig to beat Muraco.  I am off in my timeline or is Henig not yet the star I remember him to be in the AWA?  Either way, with him on the rise and your other youngsters, AWA is set to stay on top for a long time to come.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:29 AM

In my own timeline, Hennig is just in the process of catching fire, but he has been more the right hand to Bockwinkel lately. I said it was shocking because Muraco had just recently been challenging for the World Title, and this was pretty much the biggest win that Hennig has scored in his current run.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:37 AM

Definitely convinced that the 2 out of 3 Falls for the Southern Tag titles stole the show in San Francisco!



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:48 AM

Definitely convinced that the 2 out of 3 Falls for the Southern Tag titles stole the show in San Francisco!

 

While I only included the final fall results, in my imagination I like to think that the final fall involved a groggy Pat Tanaka, having been knocked out by the Iron Fist Punch in the previous fall, struggling to tag out , while Diamond had to keep diving in to breakup pinfall attempts.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:06 PM

That's the beauty of it; everyone can imagine how it went like and not being disappointed. :)



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:05 AM

AWA show from Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland , September 14th

 

Kendo Nagasaki & The Great Kabuki vs. Memphis Vice

 

Kendo and Kabuki pinned Bryant after a double thrust kick

 

Cpl. Scott Hall vs. Rick Steiner

 

Hall pinned Steiner with a side slam

 

The Onyx Express vs. Curt Hennig & Greg Gagne

 

Hennig hit the Ax Lariat on Brickhouse for the win. After the match, Onyx Express executed the spike brainbuster on Gagne

 

Sgt. Slaughter vs. Jerry Blackwell

 

Blackwell was going for a running splash on the outside on Sarge, but Sarge rolled out of the way just in time. Sarge was able to make it back into the ring and won by countout

 

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

 

In an impressive display of strength, Perez got the Ally-Copter on the much bigger Schultz to successfully defend the belt

 

AWA World Tag Title match : The British Bulldogs © vs. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers

 

In an extremely vicious match that resulted in both sides being busted open, the Bulldogs were finally able to put Somers away with a double flying shoulder tackle

 

AWA American Title match : Lex Luger © vs. Nick Bockwinkel

 

Interference by Sheikh Adnan Al-Kaissie led to Luger hitting a running forearm smash to Bockwinkel’s head to get the victory



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:29 PM

Great show.  I think I missed the 86 draft as Scott Steiner is already making a name for himself!  lol



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:42 PM

Oops :) Thanks for letting me know, it is now corrected.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:53 PM

Great series of shows here!  So many great match ups but one that stuck out to me was Kabuki vs. Bock, great finish to this one as well.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:45 AM

AWA show from the Kingdome, Seattle, September 15th

 

Jesse Barr vs. Pvt. Mick Foley

 

Barr hit the Bulldog for the win

 

Curt Hennig vs. Mike Rotundo

 

In a breathtaking technical match, Hennig was able to catch Rotundo in the Cradle Suplex for the win

 

Da Crusher vs. Buzz Sawyer

 

A knock down, drag out brawl that finally ended when Sawyer caught Crusher with a power slam to get the victory

 

Sgt. Slaughter & King Kong Bundy vs. Jerry Blackwell & Killer Khan

 

Bundy hit the Avalanche on Khan to score the win for his team

 

Nick Bockwinkel vs. Don Muraco

 

Muraco was going for the belly to belly piledriver but Bockwinkel caught him in a small package for the pinfall

 

Greg Gagne vs. Tony Atlas

 

Atlas force Gagne to give up to the Full Nelson

 

AWA World Tag Team Title match : The British Bulldogs © vs. Kendo Nagasaki & The Great Kabuki

 

In a battle that raged back and forth, Dynamite Kid was finally able to hit a flying lariat on Kendo to successfully defend their titles

 

AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Brickhouse Brown

 

Orndorff executed the Piledriver on Brickhouse to retain his World Title. After the match, Orndorff was attacked by Tony Atlas and Onyx Express



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:32 PM

Just Hennig vs Rotundo would've sold me right there.






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