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#41 dawho5

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 08:34 AM

The last 8 matches on the card were all highlights for me.  Piper vs. Jack more than the rest, but what a card!



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:17 PM

Solid card...Spivey vs. Sawyer had to be a stiff main event!

I'm facinated with the idea of Slaughter vs. Bigelow it's a great match that I really don't think ever happened in real life.

I can't help but think Piper vs. Cactus had to be the most fun match on the show.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:30 AM

AWA All-Star Wrestling on ESPN / TSN for April 18th

 

Brian Pillman vs. Paul Wachter

 

Last week, Pillman was unceremoniously booted from the Varsity Club, but to look at him, he seems well rid of the presence of Kevin Sullivan. Since then, he had an incredibly impressive appearance in Japan and now seems to be all fire and enthusiasm as he took on Wachter. He bounced the rookie all over the ring with a series of dropkicks and aerial moves before finishing him off with Air Pillman, with the crowd solidly behind him all the way. It looks like the sky is the limit for young Pillman, now that he is free of the “help” of the “Games Master”.

 

The British Bullies vs. The Youngbloods

 

Someone else who has returned from Japan are Biff Wellington and Steve Blackman, The Youngbloods, who score a hard fought victory over Yoji Anjo and Osamu Kido. If they were hoping to keep up their momentum, they certainly had their work cut out for them, facing one of the toughest teams in the AWA. This was a mostly a technical battle , but an intense one, with Taylor and Jones seeming to throw in a bit extra with every suplex or submission hold. Jones looked like he was trying to put down Blackman for good with a takeover suplex, but Blackman dug in and blocked it, followed by a single arm takedown into a cross arm breaker. Taylor came in to try to break it up, but was intercepted by Wellington, who managed to hold him off until Blackman forced Jones to give up. The Younbloods may be one of the newest teams in the AWA, but the other teams would disregard them at their peril.

 

AWA Six-Man Tag Team Title Match : The Guerrero Brothers © vs. Doug Furnas, Darryl Peterson & Jeff Gaylord

 

The Varsity Club Rush members were out on their own this time, with no one accompanying them to the ring, but worked well as a unit throughout the match. Peterson and Gaylord in particular  managed a series of swift tags and double teams that showed them working with one mind. The champions, however, were no slouches themselves with regards to combination moves, and the momentum swing back and forth throughout the match. The match eventually broke down to all six men in the ring at one time, with Gaylord and Peterson hitting the Execution on Mando in one end of the ring, while Chavo hit the flying somersault senton on Furnas in the other. It was this second move that the ref caught, and he made the count in favor of the champions.

 

Sgt. Slaughter vs. Doug Somers

 

Playboy After Dark have managed to keep their World Tag Team Titles in a series of tough defenses against Rocky Mountain Thunder, but this time out Somers would be facing Thunder’s Cobra Corps commander, Sgt. Slaughter. Somers had his partner Buddy Rose in his corner for the match, and the Playboy got progressively more agitated and frantic throughout the match. Somers frequently found himself overwhelmed by the powerful DI, and eventually went to his familiar dirty trick of loading up his elbow pad. Before he could use it, though , Sarge caught him in a boot to the midsection before sending him to the mat with the Slaughter Cannon. He wasn’t interested in pinning him, however, instead picking up Somers in the Cobra Clutch. Somers had nothing left in the tank and the ref called the match, while Sarge just let Somers drop to the mat. Rose was clearly livid as he led his partner away from the ring, as his partner was clearly in very rough shape.

 

Chris Adams vs. Bill Dundee

 

Adams has been having a series of epic time limit draw matches for various singles titles, but has declared that he will not rest until he has singles gold around his waist. No title was on the line in this match, but Adams was clearly looking to prove himself against the Australian veteran. So determined was Adams to establish his credentials that he ordered his manager, Sheikh Adnan Al-Kaissie, to return to the locker room so that he had no “distractions” for his match. This clearly didn’t please the Sheikh but he acquiesced, leaving Adams on his own to demonstrate his skill. And demonstrate he did, dazzling the crowd as he and Dundee displayed expert matwork and counter-wrestling until Dundee attempted to put him away with a piledriver , only to get caught in a small package that gave the win to the match. Both men shook hands after the match as the crowd cheered in approval.

 

The Can-Am Express vs. Kevin Sullivan & Ron Simmons

 

If any team could be said to not be on the same page, it would be Sullivan and Simmons. Sullivan was extremely upset with Simmons as he had just gotten word that the former Florida State Seminole has teamed with former Varsity Club Rush candidate Leon White for a match in Japan. Simmons, for his part, had been greatly angered by the news that, while he was in Japan, Sullivan had cut his good friend Brian Pillman from the Varsity Club Rush. This made for an explosive situation, with both men seemingly more focused on arguing with each other than fighting the Can-Ams. This made for a recepie for disaster, a disaster that looked like it would be averted when Simmons caught Lafon in the Seminole Slam. But it was Sullivan who was the legal man in the ring, and who ate a Zenk Superkick for the one two three. After the match, Sullivan lit into Simmons, berating him for not breaking up the pin. Simmons finally had enough of Sullivan’s mouth and gave him a mighty backhand slap, sending him flying across the ring. As Simmons stalked up the aisle to the locker room, Sullivan struggle to his feet and demanded the ringside microphone.

 

Sullivan : Simmons! I knew you were going to be trouble from the moment I scouted you, but I thought I could make something of you. So I took special precautions … when I brought you into the AWA, I made sure I was in charge of your contract, and held onto it. If you don’t come back here and apologize to me, you’re not just out of the Varsity Club … you’re out of the AWA!

 

The crowd was stunned as Simmons stopped in his tracks. After a long pause, he turned around and walked back to the ring. Stepping inside, he stared at Sullivan for a long while, then finally, reluctantly, offered his hand as a conciliatory gesture. Scowling, Sullivan shook his hand … then Simmons swiftly pulled him in and powerslammed him! He then stood Sullivan up, and came off the ropes with a jarring flying shoulder tackle! Simmons followed up by whipping Sullivan into the ropes and crushed him with a spinebuster slam! Jeff Gaylord and Darryl Peterson charged out to attack him, but stopped dead in their tracks as Simmons stood in the ring while making a “come on” gesture with his hands, daring them to try something. They didn’t dare, just staring at him with their mouths open , not moving a muscle even when he walked past them on his way to the door. As the crowd cheered his name, Simmons turned around and raised his fist in defiance before exiting through  the door. Ron Simmons may be gone from the AWA, but he is going out a legend.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:26 AM

Nice to see Pillman off the leash.

What a tough week the Youngbloods are having: Fly to Japan to take on Anjo and Kido. Fly back to America and take on the British Bullies. Talk about tough, stiff matches! Then back on the 'plane for another go in Japan. Looks like they are up to the challenge, though.

Guerreros holding on to their titles by the slimmest of margins!

Sarge looking very tough. I am looking forward to his rematch with Bigelow at the JRMC.

Adams vs Dundee sounds like a show-stealer.

VERY satisfying end to the AWA chapter of the Ron Simmons story. I'm pleased the JWA could play a part in telling that tale.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:09 AM

So much good stuff going on that gordi covered really well.  Sullivan may not be having success with Simmons or Pillman, but Gaylord, Peterson and Furnas all seem to be doing well.  Doug Somers was in way over his head there.  Taylor and Jones working on top would have been fun to watch.  And good on Simmons for telling Sullivan off in the best kind of way.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:59 AM

That was so good that I am upset that the Varsity Club Rush angle might becoming to an end. Great work with all your rookies.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:42 PM

AWA show from the Mecca, Milwaukee, April 18th (as shown on ESPN / TSN Super Cards)

 

Hector Guerrero vs. Bill Dundee

 

Hector was attempting a double underhook suplex, but Dundee blocked it and countered with an inside cradle for the win

 

Brian Pillman & The Can-Am Express vs. Kevin Sullivan, Darryl Peterson & Jeff Gaylord

 

Sullivan went down to a Superkick from Zenk

 

Fit Finlay vs. Greg Gagne

 

Finlay executed a brutal leaping double footstomp in the corner to score the victory

 

The Great Kabuki & Nord The Barbarian vs. Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell

 

A brawl that went to a double DQ finish

 

Masa Saito vs. Shane Douglas

 

Douglas put up a valiant struggle before ultimately giving up to the Prison Lock

 

Roddy Piper & Bob Orton vs. Jake Roberts & Cactus Jack

 

Another crazy match ending with Jake hitting the DDT on Orton

 

AWA World Tag Team Title Match : Buddy Rose & Doug Somers © vs. The Razor Boys

 

The Razor Boys brought everything they could to try to finally wrest the titles from Playboy After Dark. Perez had Rose set up for the German Suplex when Somers came in with the loaded elbow pad. However, Somers was intercepted by Diamond with a leaping clothesline, and Perez hit the German Suplex for the one two three. The Razor Boys are the new World Tag Team Champions.

 

AWA World Title Match : Ricky Steamboat © vs. Larry Zbyszko

 

Larry Z put up a long and intense challenge to Steamboat’s World Title before finally going down to the Flying Cross Body Press



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:05 PM

What a great main event between Ricky Steamboat and Larry Z. Perfect way to cap off that show at the Mecca!



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:02 PM

Great AWA TV as usual. Pillman seems to be a real crowd pleaser, no doubt better off on his own. Guerreros might be slipping in solo matches but they continue to be successful in defending their 6 man titles. Sarge makes a huge statement, putting Sommers to sleep. Adams might be taking a page from Pillman's book by realizing he might be better off on his own. What a way to end the show! Simmons standing tall! BTW, I really love the effort you put into the description of not only the match itself but what's going on with all the wrestlers.

 

Nice to see Zenk and Pillman teaming up in that 6 man tag. Of all people in the AWA, Greg Gagne just cant seem to find his way. Things like this is why I love this Fantasy world. Jake and Jack get a big win over Piper and Orton. Oh Snap! It's the Razor Boys who end the long reign of Sommers and Rose! Wow! I got to give it to Playboy After Dark, they had one heck of a run. Looking forward to the reign of the Razor Boys. Larry Z puts up a fight but Steamboat has to much momentum going right now.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:36 PM

Huge win for Perez & Diamond, for sure.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:59 PM

Pillman on the winning team against Sullivan had to feel good.  That Pit tag would have been a Hell of a brawl.  New tag champs!  Good for Perez and Diamond.  And you cap it off with a great main, Milwaukee got their money's worth.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:06 AM

AWA show from the International Amphitheater, Chicago, April 19th

 

The Youngbloods vs. Jeff Gaylord & Darryl Peterson

 

The Varsity Club pinned Wellington after the Execution

 

Doug Furnas vs. Marty Jones

 

Furnas won with the running Canadian Backbreaker into the corner

 

Buzz Sawyer vs. Mike Rotundo

 

Sawyer was going for a bulldog, but Rotundo blocked it and countered with the Varsity Rush to get the win

 

Rocky Mountain Thunder vs. Chavo & Hector Guerrero

 

Hector caught Scorpio in the Guerrero Clutch for the victory

 

The Great Kabuki vs. Jerry Blackwell

 

Blackwell had Kabuki in the corner for an avalanche, but Kabuki blasted him in the face with the green mist, then followed up with a thrust kick to the jaw to score the pinfall

 

Tom Zenk vs. Dave Taylor

 

Zenk pinned Taylor after a flying cross body press

 

AWA Southern Tag Team Title Match : Black Irish © vs. British Steel

 

Regal had Finlay trapped in the Regal Stretch, but Cameron nailed the ref with a clothesline, leading to a DQ win for British Steel. Black Irish retained the belts

 

AWA Southern Title Match : Pat Tanaka © vs. Phil Lafon

 

Tanaka pinned Lafon after hitting the Rolling Wheel Kick

 

AWA American Title Match : Dan Spivey © vs. Chris Adams

 

In what is getting to be a trend with Adams, both men went to a 30 minute time limit draw



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:22 AM

Guerreros getting back on track in a tag team match is good to see.  I had almost forgotten about the Blackwell/Kabuki feud.  Three big title matches and something big is coming for Adams in the near future.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:44 AM

Guerreros getting back on track in a tag team match is good to see.  I had almost forgotten about the Blackwell/Kabuki feud.  Three big title matches and something big is coming for Adams in the near future.

 

This history of Chris Adams Time Limit Draw title matches :

 

Feb. 15th American Title vs. Nick Bockwinkel

March 15th World Title vs. Ricky Steamboat

March 28th NWA World Title vs. Rick Martel

April 6th Southern Title vs. Pat Tanaka

April 19th American Title vs. Dan Spivey

 

This *is* going somewhere.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:12 PM

I agree, great to see the Guerreros getting back on track. Man, Blackwell gets the mist! That might put him down for a bit but I have a feeling he'll be back with revenge on his mind. The remaining Varsity Club members are looking strong. Zenk continues his singles win streak. Speaking of winning, Tanaka is really on a roll. Another classic draw with Adams. Black Irish is one brutal team.



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 01:43 PM

AWA show at Boylan High School, Rockford, IL, April 20th

 

Bob Orton vs. Doug Furnas

 

Furnas was going for a Canadian Backbreaker, but Orton countered with a slide down his back followed by a trunks assisted sunset flip for the pinfall

 

Masa Saito & Larry Zbyszko vs. Rocky Mountain Thunder

 

Saito and Larry won by DQ when White bowled over the ref trying to break up Saito’s Jailhouse Lock on Scorpio

 

Bill Dundee, Shane Douglas & Brian Pillman vs. Mike Rotundo, Jeff Gaylord & Darryl Peterson

 

Throughout the match, Rotundo was extremely reluctant to get in the ring with Pillman. This led to some arguing with his partners, which in turn led to Gaylord being sufficiently distracted to fall victim to a rollup by Dundee. After the match, Rotundo and his partners continued arguing back to the locker room

 

Steve Blackman vs. Leo Burke

 

Blackman caught Burke with a roundhouse kick to the jaw to get the win

 

Greg Gagne vs. Ken Patera

 

Patera made Gagne give up to the Swinging Full Nelson

 

Chris Adams vs. Steven Regal

 

A technical matchup where Steven was going for the Regal-Plex, but Adams blocked it and countered with a belly to back suplex and got the one two three. Strangely, even though Adams had harsh things in the past to say about Regal, he offered his hand to his opponent after the match. Regal couldn’t believe what he was seeing, but reluctantly shook his hand.

 

AWA Southern Tag Team Title Match : Black Irish © vs. The British Bullies

 

A furious match that went to a 20 minute time limit draw

 

Buzz Sawyer vs. Nord The Barbarian

 

Nord won with a running double knee drop

 

The Great Kabuki vs. Jerry Blackwell

 

Sheikh Kaissie interfered in the match, leading to Blackwell pinning Kabuki after a power slam and splash

 

 AWA Six-Man Tag Team Title Match : The Guerrero Brothers © vs. Ron Garvin & The Can-Am Express

 

Mando pinned Lafon with the German Suplex

 

Cactus Jack vs. Roddy Piper

 

Cactus was going for the Russian Legsweep, but Piper grabbed onto the ropes to block it , then continued to use the ropes for leverage to pin Cactus

 

AWA World Tag Team Title Match : The Razor Boys © vs. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers

 

The champs defended their belts with the Straight Razor on Somers



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:07 PM

I bet the 6-Men Tag title match stole the show!



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:37 PM

Yea, that 6 man tag title bout was awesome! The Guerreros have magic when it comes to 6 man tags. Ut oh, more dissention in the Varsity club. Blackwell gets some payback on Kabuki. Black Irish and British Bullies sure gave the fans their money's worth. Could Adams be heading for a full on face turn? LOL, liked Piper's finish on Jack, typical heel Piper. Razor Boys get their first successful title defense against the former champs, solidifying them as the real deal.  



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:58 PM

I think I need to learn from you.  So many clean finishes instead of all my DQ's and run-ins.  I just feel that when I have a clean finish, the angle is over even though you keep proving that it isn't.  Great show as always.



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:15 PM

That's a hue show for a high school gym! I'm imagining the crowd making a huge noise by stomping on the bleachers in excitement.

 

Did Doug Furnas get a little extra at the pay window for pulling double duty? 






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