AWA All-Star Wrestling on ESPN / TSN for October 4th
Cpl. Scott Hall & Pvt. Mick Foley vs. Rick Steiner & Kevin Sullivan
It seems that Sullivan and the Varsity Club still bear a grudge from Foley trying to join their ranks several months ago, as they seemed to take pleasure in bullying the rookie throughout the match. Steiner and Sullivan mocked Foley as they attacked him, out and out laughing as he struggled in vain to tag out. Steiner hit a brutal series of suplexes on Foley that clearly left him in bad shape, but refused to cover the young recruit. This would end up costing him, as a ducked clothesline gave Foley the opening to stagger into his corner and tag in the huge Scott Hall, who tossed Steiner around the ring before swiftly executing the Corporal Punishment to finish the match. The Cobra Corps got the win, but Foley had clearly taken a lot of damage and had to be carried from the ring by his concerned partner.
Al Perez & Brad Armstrong vs. Buzz Sawyer & Dave Schultz
Sunshine’s men came out and immediately brought the fight to the Army, showing themselves just as willing to throw down and slug it out as Sawyer and Schultz. This led to a tight, intense brawl, where it seemed like Sunshine’s men were getting the better of the Colonel’s , at which point Buck Robley himself interfered by attacking Brad Armstrong. While the ref called for the DQ, both sides continued to do battle until Jesse Barr rushed out and attacked Al Perez. While his cohorts piled on Armstrong, Barr gave a brutal Bulldog headlock to Perez which left him laid out in the ring. Sunshine was able to summon Badd Company to run off the Army but the damage had been done to Perez and Armstrong.
Dan Spivey vs. Jeff Wilson
The Dan Spivey Around-The-World Ego Trip Tour continues as he takes on muscular newcomer Jeff Wilson. Spivey went into his usual shirt ripping, flex posing theatrics before he started pointing at Wilson, waving his finger in Wilson’s face and challenging him to pose down. When Wilson did his own flexing, Spivey blind sided him with a lariat from behind. Several power slams, a Big Boot and a Big Leg Drop later and once more, Spivey was victorious. Spivey then went into his usual post-match routine of cupping his hand to his ear and parading about the ring like he owned the place. Big man, Spivey.
AWA Southern Tag Team Title match : Badd Company © vs. Kendo Nagasaki & The Great Kabuki
Kendo and Kabuki have had several shots at the Southern Tag belts, but have kept being foiled by Badd Company and, especially, their manager Sunshine. This time out , they were especially determined to make the titles theirs, unleashing a furious assault on Tanaka and Diamonds. The champs, however, were able to tough it out through a combination of resilience and deft tagging in and out. Diamond looked like he was going to dispatch this new challenge once and for all when he was about to set Kendo up for a superkick. Kendo went for desperation tactics by blasting Diamond full in the face with the green mist. The ref again called for the DQ, and as Sunshine frantically tried to check on Diamond, Kendo and Tojo Yamamoto went to town on Pat Tanaka, savagely beating him with the kendo stick. Sunshine then dashed over to interpose herself between Tanaka and the Syndicate. Tojo, sinking to a new low, ordered Kendo to grab the distraught Sunshine and hold her while he got ready to hit her with the kendo stick. He then had the stick grabbed out of his hands … by the Great Kabuki! Kabuki, for all of his past actions, was not about to let Tojo assault a lady. When Tojo started screaming in Kabuki’s face, Kabuki retaliated with a huge swat with the Kendo stick, giving one to Nagasaki for good measure to send them both scattering from the ring. He then helped up Sunshine and assisted her in getting Badd Company from the ring.
No DQ Street Fight : Leo Burke vs. Steven Regal
This is the second match of their Best of Five challenge. With Burke being up one win in the series, he seemed pretty cocky going in to this match, but the “Young Gentleman” was still determined not to be taken lightly. The Marquess of Queensberry Rules went out the window early as the two men furiously brawled. Nothing Burke did would keep Regal down for long. He finally went to dirty tactics, taking advantage of the No DQ stipulation by grabbing the ring bell and clobbering Regal with it. He then covered the unconscious Englishman to get the one two three. A cheap victory, but one that puts him within one more victory of taking the series. Things certainly don’t look good for Regal.
AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Brickhouse Brown
In a show rife with outside interference, it wasn’t a good omen when Brown came to the ring with his partners, Koko Ware and Tony Atlas. Orndorff, however, was clearly not intimidated. The Brandon Bull was seeing red as he tore into Brickhouse with a devastating series of power moves, all the while verbally daring the rest of Onyx Express to get involved. They were reluctant to directly engage him, and when he polished off Brickhouse with an especially vicious piledriver, the looked right at them and told them to come on if they were going to. They decided not to risk it, and simply pulled Brickhouse from the ring.