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#1 SirEdger

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 01:05 PM

May 4th, 1986

Drummondville, QC

 

-Los Infernales beat Richard Charland & King Tonga (w/Frenchy Martin) in 26:03 after MS-1 pinned Charland

 

-Owen Hart beat NWA World Light Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit in 11:20 with a handful of tights

 

-Abdullah the Butcher (w/Floyd Creatchman) beat Gino Brito in 11:39 in a bloody brawl

 

-The Botswana Beast (w/Floyd Creatchman) beat "Wildcat" Wendell Cooley in 18:12

 

-NWA Canadian International Tag Team Champion Prince Alofa Fatu (w/Paul E. Dangerously) beat Jimmy Snuka in 18:12

 

-The Rougeau Brothers beat Gilles "The Fish" Poisson & Steve Simpson in 47:21



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Posted 02 May 2018 - 06:37 PM

Owen scores a win over the Light Heavyweight champ, perhaps earning himself a future shot. Always fun seeing Abby on tour as he always brings the chaos. Fatu with a big win over the Superfly. In Snuka's defense, I think Blackjack Mulligan has taken a lot out of him LOL. Looks like the Rougeaus had a tough time with Gilles and Simpson.



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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:19 PM

I'll bet Owen vs Benoit was exciting. I agree with spaldoni, I hope t sets up a future title match. 



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:15 PM

PRELUDE

May 5th, 1986

Cochenour, ON

 

Street Fight: "Mr. Electricity" Steve Regal beat "The Blonde Bombshell" Chris Candido in 12:12

 

-Steve Simpson upsets Jos LeDuc in 17:11. Clearly, LeDuc is still hindered by the numerous beatdowns at the hands of the Samoan SWAT Team.

 

NWA National Heavyweight Championship: NWA Canadian International Tag Team Champion Kokina Maximus (w/Paul E. Dangerously) beat Satanico in 8:41 - TITLE CHANGE!!!

 

-Pirata Morgan beat Abdullah the Butcher (w/Floyd Creatchman) by reverse decision in 13:19 after Abdullah refuses to listen to referee Luigi Macera's orders!

 

-Gino Brito beat Gilles "The Fish" Poisson in 8:34

 

Steel Cage Match: Death Sentence beat The Killer Bees

 

*NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship: Chris Benoit beat Adrian Adonis (w/Paul E. Dangerously) in 7:47 to retain

 

*Adrian Adonis (unsurprisingly) didn't make weight before the start of the match so the title shot was null & voided but Adonis still offered half of his purse to Benoit to put his title on the line anyway!

 

NWA Canadian International Heavyweight Championship: Don Kernodle beat Jacques Rougeau at 36:03 after using the American Flag to hit Jacques in the ribs. Fearful of his brother's health, brother Raymond threw in the towel! - TITLE CHANGE!!!



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:21 PM

Holy cow! The people of Cochenour get two huge title changes! I did not see that Kernodle victory coming. Wow.

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 04:12 PM

American Flag as a foreign weapon... LOVE IT

 

I also love the Adonis weigh gimmick. 

 

Now I like this idea of Les Duc getting a push but at 17-minutes it is hard to see him being upset. That time seems a little long for me... but just an opinion. 



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 04:55 PM

I see what you mean. No offense taken whatsoever. I don't think that we necessarily always see the word "upset" used in the same way. Perhaps you think it's more suited to a flash victory; in my definition of the word, I applied it as Steve Simpson was the underdog heading into the match with LeDuc. Tomato, tom-ah-to, basically ;)



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 06:05 PM

What a night of surprises! Kokina wins the National Title and Don Kernodle wins the Canadian International title! Looks like Don's frustration got him what he wanted. Death Sentence carry's their AWA fire over here with a steel cage victory over the Killer Bees. Good to see Gino Brito continue his winning ways. Adonis didn't make weight??? LOL. That's a big win for Benoit.



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 06:29 AM

I am unsure how big Cochenour is but I know that I have never heard of it and they are treated to two title changes.  Awesome!  I also like the American Flag being the heel here.  Was that big in Canada?  America vs Canada was often used in the U.S as well.



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:15 AM

Wow two title changes I didn't see coming! Love Kokina taking the National title, I hope it's the start of something big.

Don Kernodle is continuing to torment the Rougeaus...this title win plays well off the scaffold finish...and the flag finish was perfect.

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 12:47 PM

I am unsure how big Cochenour is but I know that I have never heard of it and they are treated to two title changes.  Awesome!  I also like the American Flag being the heel here.  Was that big in Canada?  America vs Canada was often used in the U.S as well.

 

Not as much in Canada than in America. Usually, the evil foreigner gimmick used was Soviets, Japs & Germans - obviously, World War II stuff. The circumstances just dictated the use of the American flag here ;)



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 12:53 PM

May 6th, 1986

Selkirk, MB

 

-Maxx Payne beat Jumpin' Jim Brunzell in 10:20

 

-Pedro Morales beat "Wildcat" Wendell Cooley in 10:18

 

NWA Canadian International Tag Team Championship: The Samoan SWAT Team (w/Paul E. Dangerously) beat Paul Jones' Army (Johnny Rich & Randy Rose) in 22:56 to retain

 

Floyd Creatchman Open Challenge: ANDRE THE GIANT beat Lord Humongous (w/Floyd Creatchman) in 6:37

 

-Steve Simpson beat Richard Charland (w/Frenchy Martin) in 8:51

 

-Chris Candido beat Bobby Fulton in 13:54

 

Submission Match: B. Brian Blair beat Gino Brito in 28:27, beating Brito with his own move, the Figure Four Leglock!

 

NWA Canadian International Heavyweight Championship: Don Kernodle beat Jimmy Snuka in 10:51 to retain



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 01:03 PM

Owen getting the win over Benoit is big.  Kernodle taking the Canadian International Title is HUGE.  Benoit beating Adonis is a nice comeback win.  Samoan SWAT Team continues their dominance.



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:44 PM

Fun card in Selkirk! The fans got a real bonus seeing Andre the Giant. Morales defeating Cooley might be enough to get Rolling Thunder a shot at the US titles. Blair gets a big win over Brito, using Brito's finisher! Love that SST/Jones Army match. Kernodle gets his first title defense over the Superfly.



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 10:37 PM

Only Andre could fly out from Japan to Manitoba and then roll right over Lord Humongous  :lol:



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 07:30 AM

Andre is putting on some major miles here... but what a contest it would be with Humungous. I like the push of Kernodle... even at Snuka's expense. 



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:08 PM

Snuka has always interested me.  I am unsure if he is a better babyface or heel but he has not had much love in this game.  We all gave him a run or two and we get him into a nice feud but he has never really gotten over to the Main Event.  Just an observation and I wonder why.  I know I have had him twice and was so excited and then I had him and I found him difficult to write for.



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:41 PM

It might be more bad luck than anything in Snuka's case. I think that with the trades that spaldoni made by sending the Horsemen to WWF, now he has much more suitable opponents to work with Snuka, in my estimation. I agree that some particular workers are harder to book for various reasons but it's not totally impossible.

 

As for Jimmy Snuka, there *might* be something coming up for him in Lutte. I heard through the grapevines that Paul E. Dangerously has taken a liking to the Superfly...



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:02 PM

I look at Snuka as a real crowd pleaser. He flirts in the main event scene but provides fun drawing feuds in the mid card. Edger made a great point in regards to Snuka and losing the Horsemen. It really did open up more suitable opponents for him. At this point in his career he probably couldn't hang long with technicians like the Horsemen but he can really go against brawlers like Blackjack Mulligan and Tiger Jeet Singh. 

 

Paul E and Snuka! Hmmmmmm very interesting 



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 06:23 AM

While my stay in this game was short, I will say I was generously offered Snuka for a 1st last year, which was more then a fair deal. It just felt like to me Snuka is kind of an in between type of guy that is hard to place. For a promotion like I was running it felt like he'd be the biggest star by a great deal, and that was almost a bad thing to a degree, because he just doesn't jump as a guy you'd actually want at the forefront of a promotion at this stage of his career. He's not a promo guy, and he doesn't really fit as a guy you want main eventing your shows (which, admitted, was true for most of my roster at that point).

 

Like, I felt more comfortable pushing Skip Young as the Main babyface of a promotion then Jimmy Snuka just because I felt there was more to do with him. It's weird.

 

Back to your actual shows, Lutte has risen to one of my favorite reads going right now. Watching Kokina rise up the card, and the Kernodle title reign have been a great shakeup in recent time. 






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