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#1 rainmakerrtv

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 09:19 AM

AWA All-Star Wrestling on ESPN / TSN for May 2nd

 

The Youngbloods vs. The British Bullies

 

The Youngbloods have been turning a lot of heads of late. Fresh off a very successful tour of Japan, Wellington and Blackman have made their mark as a hot young team on the rise. They were clearly looking to capitalize on their momentum as they squared off with the British Bullies, who had Sheikh Adnan Al-Kaissie. Jones and Taylor brought the full brunt of their technical ability to the fight, but the Youngbloods kept firing back with quick tags and hard hitting moves. It looked like they would take down the Syndicate members when Blackman had Jones set up for the Bicycle Kick, but as he was coming off the ropes, Kaissie tripped him, causing him to stagger. Jones swiftly capitalized with a jarring knee lift, followed by a takeover suplex that got the one two three. A tainted win, but further proof that you don’t dare let your guard down for a second with the British Bullies.

 

Chris Adams vs. Greg Gagne

 

In sharp contrast to his British Bullies teammates, Adams started the match by ordering Sheikh Kaissie back to the locker room, determined to do this on his own. Kaissie was clearly not happy with this, but acquiesced. Adams has been coming off a series of challenges for different singles titles, all of which have gone to time limit draws.  This has clearly stuck in Adams’ craw, but has only doubled his focus on proving himself worthy of championship gold. He worked a very focused, scientific match with the second generation veteran, clearly pulling back from some opportunities to take the low road and really taking it to Gagne. This paid off when he was able to dodge the Gagne Dropkick and nail him with the Superkick to get the hard fought victory. After the match, it was announced that Adams would get a rematch for the Canadian Title with Ron Garvin in Winnipeg, and that it would be a No Time Limit match.

 

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

 

The war between the Snakepit and Piper’s Pit has been tearing up the AWA rings of late, with both Roberts and Piper engaging in psychological warfare with the other. The wild card in this equation has turned out to be the New Mexico Madman himself, Cactus Jack, with Piper increasingly having his hands full having to adapt to his unpredictable opponent. Both he and Orton worked hard to break down Cactus, but he and Roberts kept swiftly tagging in and out and keeping them off balance. Orton was trying to take out Roberts with a piledriver, but the Snake dug in and kept blocking it, and when Piper came in to assist, he was sent flying out of the ring by an out of control Cactus Clothesline. Roberts took advantage of the ref being distracted to hit a low blow on Orton, followed by the rapid execution of the DDT and the pinfall.  After the match, Piper was helping up Orton and screaming at Cactus, “You’re a dead man!”

 

Shane Douglas vs. Hector Guerrero

 

Last week, Douglas went down in a close loss to Chavo Guerrero. This time, once again, Douglas was backed up by Bill Dundee, while Guerrero’s two brothers were in his corner. While Douglas still showed the fire and enthusiasm that has made him a solid favorite among the AWA fans, he took a more measured approach to this match, reining in his more reckless tendencies and working in more mat work and counter wrestling. This seemed to be the influence of Bill Dundee, who gave both instruction and encouragement from his spot at ringside. Douglas was consistently able to block the double underhook suplex, but looked it would be all for naught as Hector went for the Guerrero Clutch. Douglas was still able to roll through it and get his on cover for a 2 and a half count, and soon after the bell rang, signaling a 15 minute time limit draw. While he wasn’t able to get the win, Douglas certainly made his mark in this match.

 

Doug Furnas & The Can-Am Express vs. Kevin Sullivan & Death Sentence

 

After being kicked out of the Varsity Club last week, Furnas was clearly out for revenge, and had brought in the team of Phil Lafon and Tom Zenk to help him get it. While Darryl Peterson and Jeff Gaylord may have been newly dubbed Maxx Payne and “The Black Knight” Jeff Gaylord, they remained just as subservient to the will of Sullivan as ever, following his commands throughout the match. The powerful Furnas maintained the upper hand through much of the match, using his considerable strength to rock them with mighty clotheslines and power moves. After he tagged in Lafon, the skilled Canadian competitor kept the momentub going before being brought low by a nasty double team by Death Sentence. The Varsity Club proceeded to work over Lafon, drawing in Furnas to try to make the save and capitalizing by double and triple teaming Lafon while the ref sent Furnas back to his corner. Lafon was able to rally and came very close to tagging out to Zenk … but Zenk pulled back his hand at the last moment, letting Lafon get pulled back into the enemy corner. When Furnas shouted at Zenk, demanding to know what gives, Zenk responded with a superkick to the face, sending Furnas careening off the ring apron and into the ringside barricade. While Zenk headed back to the locker room, abandoning his partners to their fate, Payne and Gaylord hit the Execution on Lafon, putting a brutal and shocking end to the match.

 

Sgt. Slaughter vs. Buddy Rose

 

Since losing the World Tag Team titles, the members of Playboy After Dark have struggled to find their footing again, particularly in some tough losses to various combinations of the Cobra Corps.  For this match, it would be the leaders of these two factions facing off, with none of their allies at ringside. Rose was able to keep the upper hand for the first part of the match, but the double tough DI came roaring back with a vengeance, pinballing the Playboy all over the ring. It looked like it was all over for Rose when Slaughter put him in the Cobra Clutch, but a huge men, dressed in military fatigues and a black mask, charged into the ring and attacked Sarge. He and Rose put the boots to Slaughter while the other members of Playboy After Dark and the Cobra Corps rushed out and did battle in the aisle. Eventually, Rose and the masked man left Sarge lying in the ring to be helped out by Leon White and Too Cold Scorpio. Who is this mysterious menace that has seemingly joined the Playboy’s campaign?



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 09:49 AM

So much going on here... as usual in the AWA.

Adams getting a No Time Limit match... will this be the payoff to his story, or the start of a new chapter?

Piper and Cactus are headed for a collision, and it's going to be crazy when it happens.

Is Shane Douglas going to steal Chris Adams' gimmick ;) ?

Shocking heel turn by the Z-man!!

Who is the masked man? PAD vs CC keeps heating up more and more.

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 10:35 AM

Huge opportunity for Chris Adams this time. With no time limit, he's gonna make the most of it!



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 10:38 AM

Bullies continue to be one of my favorites of yours.  Adams in a no time limit title match?  Intriguing.  Piper and Jake at each others throats with the supporting cast are my absolute favorite angle you have right now.  Zenk must have heard about the alternate universe Can Am Express.  Rose with a mysterious ally, but that does make things even up for a 6-man bout!



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 11:14 AM

AWA show from the Met Center, Bloomington, May 2nd (as shown on ESPN / TSN Super Cards)

 

Nord The Barbarian, The Great Kabuki & Ron Garvin vs. The British Bullies & Sheikh Adnan Al-Kaissie

 

Nord pinned Kaissie after a double running knee drop

 

Cactus Jack vs. Bob Orton

 

Cactus won by DQ after Orton punched the ref in the face

 

Death Sentence vs. The Youngbloods

 

Gaylord dropped Wellington throat first onto the top rope to get the win

 

Too Cold Scorpio vs. Leo Burke

 

Scorpio won with a flying somersault legdrop

 

Mike Rotundo vs. Larry Zbyszko

 

Larry was going for an over the shoulder neckbreaker, but Rotundo blocked it and executed the Varsity Rush to score the pinfall

 

Phil Lafon vs. Tom Zenk

 

Lafon came to the ring accompanied by Doug Furnas, while Zenk came out with Kevin Sullivan. Sullivan caused sufficient distraction that it caused Lafon to leave himself open to the Superkick by Zenk, who got the tainted victory

 

Chavo & Hector Guerrero vs. Bill Dundee & Shane Douglas

 

Douglas was going for a belly to belly suplex, but Chavo blocked it and countered with a German Suplex to get the one two three

 

AWA American Title Match : Dan Spivey ©  vs.  Masa Saito

 

When Saito went for the Saito Suplex, Spivey countered with a bulldog headlock to defend his title

 

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

 

A frenzied match that got completely out of control, leading to a double DQ to be declared

 

AWA World Title Match : Ricky Steamboat © vs. Nick Bockwinkel

 

A long , tough match that finally ended when Bock went for a piledriver, but Steamboat countered with a back body drop and was able to hold down Bock’s shoulders for the three count



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 11:52 AM

Zenk and Lafon could be a really fun feud. Zenk joining Sullivan's crew is going to make the fans angry for sure.  Douglas learning against the Guerreros is a good program.  The last two matches on that card would have had my money any day of the week and maybe twice on Sunday.



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 11:53 AM

Steamboat is red hot right now with a clean win over Bockwinkle.

 

Never thought I would see Tom Zenk with Sullivan... very interesting here.

 

Adams is the wildcard right now in the AWA.... he could go all the way to the title or fall off the map.  Can't wait to see what happens.



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 06:29 PM

TV was great! Zenk goes heel, wow this will be very interesting. Piper's Pit/Snakepit feud just keeps getting better as both teams continue to trade wins. Douglas/Hector was a fun match. Who is the new henchman for Playboy After Dark???

 

Action packed card at the Met. Orton punching the Ref shows the frustration. Rotundo and Larry Z is a great match up, good win for Rotundo. SpiveyMania has a strong defense against Saito. Death Sentence are becoming serious contenders. Black Irish and British Steel get my money every time. Top all this off with Bock and Steamboat. Man the AWA must be racking in the money right now.



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:01 PM

Great card...Guerreros vs. Douglas/Dundee, Saito vs. Spivey, and Steamboat vs. Bock...being my favorites.

Zenk as a heel with Sullivan is fun!

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 11:52 AM

AWA show from Cobo Hall, Detroit, May 3rd

 

Biff Wellington vs. Leo Burke

 

Wellington won with a Tombstone Piledriver

 

Steve Blackman vs. Chris Adams

 

A martial arts showdown where Blackman went for the Bicycle Kick, but Adams countered with a legsweep and then trapped Blackman in the Super Lock until he was forced to quit. After the match, Adams helped Blackman up and congratulated him on a good effort

 

Nord The Barbarian vs. Bob Orton

 

An out and out slugfest where Nord blocked a backbreaker attempt and followed with a side suplex for the win

 

Doug Furnas vs. Kevin Sullivan

 

Furnas won by DQ when he was attacked by Tom Zenk

 

Too Cold Scorpio vs. Doug Somers

 

Scorpio pinned Somers after hitting a moonsault

 

Tom Zenk vs. Phil Lafon

 

Zenk won with a Superkick. After the match, Zenk and Kevin Sullivan brawled with Lafon and Furnas

 

AWA Six-Man Tag Team Championship Match : The Guerrero Brothers © vs. Ron Garvin, Bill Dundee & Shane Douglas

 

A fast paced match that ended when Douglas went for a top rope flying cross body press on Chavo that was reversed with a roll over that got the one two three for the champs

 

AWA Southern Title Match : Pat Tanaka © vs. Marty Jones

 

A battle of wits that ended when Tanaka was going for a German Suplex, which Jones blocked and countered with his own attempt at a German Suplex, that in turn Tanaka stopped with a back kick, followed by a savate kick to finally get the victory

 

AWA World Tag Team Title Match : The Razor Boys © vs. British Steel

 

Both teams went to a 30 minute time limit draw

 

AWA American Title Match : Dan Spivey © vs. Buzz Sawyer

 

A bloody match that ended with Sawyer catching the Big Dan Boot, followed by the Big Dan Leg Drop to successfully defend his title



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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:41 PM

SPIVEYMANIA RUNNIN' WILD, BROTHER.



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Posted 01 May 2018 - 01:04 PM

Spivey vs. Sawyer would have been all kinds of fun.  Zenk vs. Lafon is turning into a fun feud with the supporting cast joining in.  The Guerreros again come through as a unit.  They need to challenge for the NWA 6-Man at some point while they have their belts.  Adams is really coming on strong of late and I am very interested to see where his story goes.



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Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:15 PM

Yep, SpiveyMania runs wild over the Mad Dog. Tanaka just continues to impress me. I find the Zenk/Furnas feud so interesting. The Guerreros continue to be dominant in 6 man tags. Adams is really cleaning up his act. That's a big win for Scorpio over the former tag team champ, Sommers. Speaking of tag teams, great match between Razor Boys and British Steel.



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Posted 01 May 2018 - 08:19 PM

I love the sheer variety here:

 

Biff vs Burke is a rookie vs veteran showcase.

 

Blackman vs. Adams is a martial arts battle. 

 

Nord vs. Cowboy Bob is a slug-fest.

 

Furnas vs. Sullivan and  Zenk vs. Lafon were about furthering the storyline.

 

Scorpio vs. Somers was presumably fast-paced and technical.

 

... and then four title matches that run the gamut from battle of wits to bloody brawl!



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Posted 02 May 2018 - 09:08 AM

AWA show from the Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, May 4th

 

Chris Adams vs. Biff Wellington

 

Adams countered a suplex attempt with his own belly to back suplex for the win

 

Death Sentence vs. Mando & Hector Guerrero

 

Both teams went to a double DQ

 

Leo Burke vs. Steve Blackman

 

Burke looked like he would get the sleeper hold locked in, but Blackman was able to block it and counter with a single arm takedown, followed by a cross armbreaker that forced Burke to give up the match

 

Doug Furnas & Phil Lafon vs. Kevin Sullvan & Tom Zenk

 

Furnas dropkicked Sullivan into a Cobra Clutch Suplex by Lafon that got the victory for their team. After the match, Zenk ambushed Furnas with a superkick to the back of the head, then proceeded to beat down Lafon until the officials cleared them off

 

Rocky Mountain Thunder vs. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers

 

The masked man made his presence felt at ringside, and while White was chasing him, Playboy After Dark double teamed Scorpio to get the win

 

Jerry Blackwell vs. The Great Kabuki

 

A bloody match that ended when Sheikh Kaissie tried to interfere, but Kabuki sent Blackwell crashing into the Sheikh, and followed up with a thrust kick to the jaw to score the hard fought victory

 

AWA Southern Tag-Team Title Match : Black Irish © vs. Bill Dundee & Shane Douglas

 

Douglas was going for a running cross body press, but Cameron caught him and reversed it into a power slam that retained the titles for Black Irish

 

AWA Southern Title Match : Pat Tanaka © vs. Brian Pillman

 

In a bout that many called the match of the night, Tanaka and Pillman went to a 20 minute time limit draw

 

Jake Roberts vs. Roddy Piper

 

Piper won by DQ. During a clash in the corner, Piper hit a nasty eye gouge on Roberts, and when the ref tried to separate the two, Piper shoved the ref from behind into the blinded Roberts, who reflexively DDTed the ref. When the ref came to, he disqualified Roberts

 

Ricky Steamboat & Ron Garvin vs. Nick Bockwinkel & Masa Saito

 

Steamboat and Garvin worked over Saito’s legs for much of the match. When Saito was trying to put away Steamboat with a Saito Suplex, Steamboat was able to counter it with a cross body press to get the one two three.



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Posted 02 May 2018 - 11:09 AM

Adams is building momentum.  Kabuki and Blackwell with another bloody match, I love it.  Tanaka and Pillman would have been fun.  Last 2 matches again would have sold me on the whole card.



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Posted 02 May 2018 - 12:58 PM

Finally, Furnas & LaFon paired together. At least it's the first time I notice it. Always loved that combo. Also was a fan of Armand Rougeau & LaFon/Kroffat IRL in Lutte.



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Posted 02 May 2018 - 06:20 PM

Really liked the Death Sentence/Guerreros match. Looks like the masked henchman helped Playboy After Dark get back on the winning track. Great finish to the Piper/Jake match, furthering their intense feud. Z-Man and Furnas are heading for a big showdown. Pillman is really making his mark, taking Tanaka to the limit. The tag main event was money.



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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:22 PM

Steamboat & Garvin is just a great main event babyface team. Both very likable guys, but tough enough that you could put them in there against anyone.  



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 04:12 PM

I like the team of Steamboat and Garvin too... some fun dynamics there... plus Saito and Bock are underrated as well. Piper and Roberts at this point would be quite the entertaining event. 






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