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  2. Aside from her MOYTC with Aja, Satomura has had a pretty quiet year for one of the young standouts in the Joshi scene. You'd have to say that Hamada has been the leading young star in the Joshi world with Satomura being a distant second. I still don't agree with the decision to partner Meiko with Chigusa. Chigusa may have been the banged-up, battle-worn veteran and Satomura the young gun about to enter her prime, but so long as Chigusa remained the figurehead of the promotion, Satomura and other young workers would continue to live in her shadow. I suppose Kato was injured by this point which robbed Satomura of a Crush Girls style partner. The highlight of the match was Devil's selling. You don't see Devil pinned that often and she made it clear it was gonna take a hell of a lot to do it. I loved the look on her face the final time she stood up. She knew her legs were gone but she gave Chigusa a delirious grin, challenging her one last time. Vintage Devil.
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  4. Beast

    Tommy Rich's Mother (Memphis 11/22/80)

    Peggy Rich did some damn fine acting here. Triple turn with Valiant/Tojo turning heel after mocking Rich's mother and attacking him leading Tommy to turn face. Angle was good, but Rich had only been back in Memphis (and heel) for 2 months so this was obviously a rush job after Jerry Jarrett had cold feet in pairing heel Rich vs a returning face Jerry Lawler the next month. Crowd was quiet, but I took that to be more stunned than uninterested. Lance Russell's severe annoyance at Tommy Rich getting bloodied rather than any actual concern was pretty interesting. I've seen more mid/late '80s Memphis and his reactions seem much more in tune with what's going on around him. Just my opinion, but he didn't do much to help the fans along in cementing the three sudden turns happening.
  5. Beast

    Battle Royal (Memphis 11/22/80)

    Watched this on a random 1980 Memphis episode, my first taste of the era. Pinfall only 14 man battle royal for the new Memphis TV title. No over-the-top eliminations meant some very crowded pin attempts, but they made it work with dog piles and flash small packages accounting for most of the pins. It's too bad that the episodes on YouTube usually feature local interviews that were filmed after the episode airing. So right before this is an interview with Valiant & Tojo about taking on Rich & Dundee and Valiant is full heel. Then in the Battle Royal I was confused because one side was Valiant/Tojo/Koko/Dundee and another was Tommy Rich, Bobby Eaton, and Danny Davis and I couldn't tell who were the good guys. Turns out Valiant turned heel on Koko after losing the battle royal and then he and Tojo cemented their turns by attacking Tommy Rich who preceded to dump Jimmy Hart and turn face. Whew. Was able to fill in the context questions after through Scott Bowden's treasure trove of Memphis-related columns online. Guess Koko was basically prelim-level at this point, so the TV title obviously wasn't meant to be a top tier deal, but was mainly a backdrop for the major angle.
  6. Richeyedwards

    The mist

    Then there was Muta spit the Asian mist into Yinling the erotic terrorist's vagina this caused her to become pregnant with a giant egg that hatched into Monster Bono (akebono).
  7. Brickhouse is still alive. Various MS wrestlers have posted pics taken yesterday. Seems Brickhoyse's mom jumped the gun reporting his death.
  8. Stiva

    The mist

    Man, pro wrestling is just fantastic
  9. spaldoni

    WWF On Tour July 1986

    I agree with Gene. Golden would of been brought in with a gimmick and Bunkhouse fits so well with this era. It reminds me of Blackjack Mulligan's Gimmick in the WWF at this time IRL. Just a tough brawling cowboy. And like Dawho says, it's usually a happy thing when these gimmicks arrive early.
  10. spaldoni

    Portland Wrestling July 1986

    I agree with the squash matches. It's a great way to keep all your talent strong on TV. I've enjoyed the Ranger Ross vignettes, they did a great job in hyping him up. Love seeing the Heavenly Bodies debut. Prichard works very well with charismatic managers Cool seeing a potential Superstar/Sika feud. Portland can be a great place for these guys to really shine. Really looking forward to the Gauntlet Match. I'll be cheering Rip Oliver on LOL. You're doing a great job with the Summer Gold build.
  11. Alucard

    Is Impact the best promotion in wrestling history?

    Co-signed, that was a lot of fun! 5150 and Pentagon/Sami lived up to the violence for sure. Aries/Moose felt like a big time main event match.
  12. Alucard

    The mist

    I always loved using Muta's mist on VPW2 for n64 as every time would be a different color at random.
  13. The DDT main event scene has been pretty dry this year, and this match was no exception. I honestly don't really have much else to say about it other than I started the year super into DDT and at this point can't care about any of their major matches.
  14. dawho5

    1983 Project General Chatter Thread

    Maybe things go smoother with the way the NWA is working now. Since there is such cooperation and sharing of talent, having these guys seen all across the country wouldn't be such a blow to the way the NWA works here as opposed to the way it affected the way the NWA actually worked. If you saw a late night WCCW show in Canada or a Lutte show in Texas there wouldn't be a huge disconnect. It would also mean you would have multiple promotions trying to air shows in different markets and the competition that would engender might hurt that cooperation (in a real life scenario). But it could be a deal where most everything was seen in a lot of areas of the country and everybody basically had the prime time slots/ratings in their home area too.
  15. gordi

    Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling July 86

    Bad News vs Lewin would have been so hard-hitting and nasty. Great Gama vs. Rheingans would have had some great classic chain wrestling. Those are two superb match-ups, letting some relatively underrated guys shine.
  16. gordi

    1983 Project General Chatter Thread

    Perhaps he and Sean Royal have returned to the distant future world of 2002?
  17. Wahoos Leg

    [2018-07-14-NJPW-G1 Climax 28] Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White

    Like many Okada matches and New Japan main events as a whole, this was about 5-10 minutes longer than it needed to be. White continues to come into his own as a heel after six months of floundering, and while it was technically good, it didn't really do it for me. Maybe because I'd already been spoiled by the result? The match was mediocre but the greater story -- with Okada looking somewhat like a shell of his champion self and White making good on the promise he laid down when he joined Chaos -- was good.
  18. LowBlowPodcast

    WWF On Tour July 1986

    I then went out and looked at some Golden/Fuller stuff... I don't think Golden would go well in the WWF but the Buck gimmick is something they would go with. Just an opinion and better way to write him.
  19. LowBlowPodcast

    1983 Project General Chatter Thread

    What kind of changes could you see happening?
  20. sek69

    Is Impact the best promotion in wrestling history?

    So Impact just put on the best show they've done in a long time, maybe ever. Slammiversary blew away anything WWE has done this year by a large margin, which seems an amazing and unlikely thing to happen...yet here we are. OGz vs LAX was a great crazy brawl, Penta vs Callahan was such an AAA apuesta match all that was missing was Hugo at ringside, and I didn't think Aries and Moose could possibly deliver after all that yet they did.
  21. dawho5

    Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling July 86

    One of these days Casey will get a win over a high profile opponent. He's earned it. I like Mark & Chris getting a squash win so soon after Chris's return. Always love seeing SBS in action. Big win for Bad News! And big way for Lewin to get some heat by dragging in a jobber. Hot 6-man with the Assassins getting one over on Hot Property and DJ Peterson. Is the Great Gama next in line to get his arm destroyed by the Professor??? Loved Cooley getting the hot tag and not Johnson in the tag titles bout. Orndorff and Mulligan is a great, great main event.
  22. dawho5

    August 1986 Freelancers Booking Thread

    The WWC would like to book Abdullah the Butcher on August 8th.
  23. dawho5

    1983 Project General Chatter Thread

    A thought hit me and I did some research. In 1980 there were 28 cable networks (or channels I suppose). Deregulation by the government in 1984 led to that being 79 by the end of 1989. There were 53 million homes wired for cable at that time. We all know the territories were affected greatly by cable and how different promoters handled it. Do we want to work that into how things go as we get closer to 89?
  24. spaldoni

    Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling July 86

    MACW @ Township Auditorium, Columbia SC 7-20-86 'Cowboy' Scott Casey vs. Pat Rose Pat works over Casey with some stiff shots and body slams. Casey fires up and makes a comeback. He swings Pat hard into the turnbuckles, clamps on a headlock and hits the Running Bulldog for the pin! Renegade Warriors vs. Mike Sharpe and Chick Donovan Sharpe and Donovan display some solid teamwork by working Chris over. Donovan body slams Chris, tags in Sharpe, who hits a flying elbow drop from the 2nd turnbuckle 1..2..Kick Out. Sharpe and Donovan swing Chris to the ropes but miss a double clothesline attempt. Chris swings back and puts them both down with a clothesline, then tags in Mark. Mark comes in with a flurry of chops. Mark swings Sharpe to the ropes and hits a lunging thrust shot. Mark tags in Chris. They swing Sharpe to the ropes and put him down with a double chop. Chris swings Sharpe into the turnbuckles and follows with a boot to the head then tags in Mark. Mark hits the Sling Shot Splash for the pin! The fans cheer as the Renegade Warriors embrace. Sweet Brown Sugar vs. Steve Pardee Fun fast paced and clean match. Pardee gets in some good offense with some hip tosses, take overs and drop kicks. Sugar comes back with a leaping head scissors take over. Sugar swings Pardee to the ropes and back drops him then jumps over him with a head snap. Sugar quickly goes to the top turnbuckle. Pardee rises and Sugar hits him with a missile dropkick to get the pin! Bad News Brown vs. ? There's confusion in the ring as Brown's opponent Tim Straw is a no show. The announcer is set to announce the forfeit when there's a commotion. Straw is being dragged down the aisle by Mark Lewin! Straw is a bloody mess. Lewin just throws him down and points up to Brown and challenges him. Brown is more than willing and tells him "Come on!" The Ref says "OK" and signals for the bell. Bad News Brown vs. 'Maniac' Mark Lewin Nothing fancy here as these two trade punches and brawl all around the ring. They finally get back in the ring and continue to brawl. Lewin gets an upper hand and punches away. Lewin body slams Brown and stomps on him, drops a knee and chokes him. Lewin puts Brown's head on the bottom rope and continues with the choking. Lewin picks up Brown, swings him to the ropes but Brown comes back with a fist to the face. Now it's Brown who hammers away. Brown punches Lewin into the turnbuckles and just stomps him down. Brown starts punching away and accidently knocks the Ref down with the back of his elbow. Brown turns around and Lewin kicks him low. Brown falls back. Lewin regroups and goes outside to grab a chair. Lewin gets in the ring. He's ready to nail Brown with the chair but Brown kicks him low. Brown grabs the chair and smacks Lewin with it! Lewin is busted open but doesn't fall! Brown throws the chair out of the ring. The Ref slowly gets up. Lewin is wobbling. Brown hits the Ghetto Blaster 1..2..3! The fans cheer as Bad News holds his fist up then exits. Hot Property/DJ Peterson vs. The Assassins/The Flame w/The Assassin Pier six brawl to start the match! Hot Property sends the Assassins through the ropes with dropkicks. DJ and Flame start the match. DJ swings Flame to the ropes and back drops him, then follows with a scoop slam and another scoop slam. DJ tags in Travis. Travis drop kicks Flame into the corner. Flame tags in Cobra. Cobra charges but Travis back drops him and follows with a suplex slam. Travis tags in Savoldi. They swing Cobra to the ropes and hit a double clothesline and follow with a double elbow drop. Savoldi swings off the ropes and hits a leg drop 1..2..Kazuo breaks the count. Savoldi picks up Cobra but Cobra rakes the eyes and hits a snap suplex then tags in Kazuo. Kazuo kicks away on Savoldi then drops several knees. Kazuo hits a backbreaker 1..2..Travis breaks the count. Savoldi slowly rises and Kazuo unloads a series of stiff kicks then puts him down with a roundhouse kick and tags in Flame. Flame gets up on the top turnbuckle and hits a flying elbow drop 1..2..DJ breaks the count. The Assassin is throwing a fit on the outside. Another brawl ensues. Savoldi finally makes the tag to DJ. DJ fires away on Flame, swings him to the ropes and hits a Power Slam 1..2..The Assassins break it. Another brawl ensues! After more brawling and back and forth action, Travis and Cobra are the legal men. From the outside The Assassin hands Flame a foreign object and he sticks it in his mask. Travis swings Cobra to the ropes and hits a sidewalk slam 1..2..Kazuo breaks the count. Savoldi and DJ run in. After more brawling the Ref guides Savoldi and DJ back to the corner. Kazuo nails Savoldi from behind with a kick to the head. DJ fights with Kazuo. Flame (foreign object in mask) grabs Travis and headbutts him. Cobra goes to the top turnbuckle and hits the Senton! The Assassin yells at the Ref, who runs over and counts 1..2..3!!! Assassins and Flame get out of the ring to a chorus of boos. The Great Gama vs. 'Professor' Brad Rheingans Another evenly match contest here. Brad executes a series of takedowns, suplexes and choking. Gama comes back and works on the back. He hits a backbreaker and follows with several knee drops. Brad regains control with a Cutter. Brad starts working the arm and goes for the Kimura but Gama escapes then hip tosses Brad over and follows with a drop kick. There's one minute left in the match. Brad eye rakes Gama and swings him into the turnbuckles. Brad charges in with a flying knee but Gama moves. Brad hits hard, Gama rolls him up 1..2..3!! Gama just beats the clock and pulls out the victory! The fans cheer. Gama is exhausted on his knees but raises his arms in victory. Brad nails Gama from behind. Brad starts stomping on the arm then applies the Kimura! He wont let go. Finally officials come in to break it up. Brad gets up and starts to walk away but rushes back and reapplies the Kimura! The officials are trying to get him off but Brad wont release the hold. Wrestlers from the back hit the ring and Brad finally releases but a lot of damage has been done. US Tag Team Title Bout Rocky Johnson and Wendell Cooley (C) vs. The Fabulous Blondes Ken Timbs and George Wells seem to be off their game a bit without Rock Riddle in their corner tonight. The champs dominate early. They hit a double suplex on Timbs. Cooley swings off the ropes and hits a jumping elbow drop 1..2..Kick out. When Timbs finally makes the tag, Wells doesn't do much better. Cooley hip tosses Wells and follows with a running forearm blast then tags in Johnson. They swing Wells to the ropes and double back body drop him. Johnson follows with a fist drop 1..2..Timbs drops a knee on Johnson. Wells hits a gut wrench suplex on Johnson then tags in Timbs. They swing Johnson to the ropes and hit a double flying knee. Timbs follows with a jumping knee drop 1..2..Kick out. Timbs gets on the 2nd turnbuckle and comes down with a forearm drop 1..2.Kick Out. Timbs tags in Wells. Timbs swings Johnson to the ropes and Wells hits him with a flying shoulder tackle 1..2..Cooley breaks the count. Wells swings Johnson to the ropes and bends down but Johnson leapfrogs over and swings back with a clothesline. Johnson rolls over and tags in Cooley. Cooley hammers away on Wells. Timbs runs in and Cooley hammers away on him, then grabs both their heads and knocks them together. Cooley picks up Wells and hits the Oklahoma Stampede 1..2..Timbs drops a knee. Johnson runs in and fights Timbs to the corner. Cooley and Wells fight in the opposite corner. Johnson and Cooley swing the Blondes into each other. Timbs staggers back and Johnson back suplexes him. Cooley catches Wells, hoists him up and hits another Oklahoma Stampede 1..2..3!! The crowd roars as Johnson and Cooley retain the US Tag Titles. Mid Atlantic Title Bout 'Mr. Wonderful' Paul Orndorff (C) vs. Blackjack Mulligan w/Paul Jones Hard hitting match up as these guys trade some powerful blows. Mulligan rakes Orndorff's eyes then slams his head several times on the turnbuckle. Mulligan body slams Orndorff then chokes him with his boot. Mulligan swings Orndorff to the ropes but misses a clothesline. Orndorff swings back and hits a high knee. Orndorff regroups and hits a German Suplex 1..2..Mulligan kicks out. Orndorff follows with a vertical suplex, swings off the ropes with a delayed knee drop 1..Paul Jones gets on the apron and distracts the Ref. Orndorff walks over and Jones jumps down and yells up at him. Mulligan nails Orndorff from behind and follows with a back suplex. Mulligan stomps away on Orndorff. Mulligan picks up Orndorff but Orndorff punches away and staggers Mulligan. Orndorff swings off the ropes but Jones trips him. Orndorff staggers forward and Mulligan puts him down with a clothesline! The crowd boos Jones and he turns around and yells at them. Mulligan swings Orndorff to the ropes and hits a flying back elbow smash. Mulligan throws Orndorff to the turnbuckles and puts the boots to him and chokes away. The Ref pushes Mulligan back. Jones gets up on the apron and chokes Orndorff as the fans boo. Mulligan punches away on Orndorff and follows with choking. Same thing happens as the Ref pushes Mulligan back, Jones chokes Orndorff. The boos are loud. Just as Mulligan applies the claw, the fans cheer as Rip Oliver comes running down the aisle! Jones freaks out and panics, he tries to run but Oliver grabs him and rams his head into the steel post, busting him open! The fans are going crazy! Mulligan has released the claw and is yelling down at Oliver. Oliver picks up Jones and just levels him in front of Mulligan. Mulligan goes crazy and is about to go out after him but Orndorff pulls him back and starts firing away with punches. Orndorff body slams Mulligan, picks him up and hits the short arm clothesline. The fans go nuts as Orndorff makes the signal. Orndorff hoists Mulligan up and crashes him down with the Piledriver 1..2..3!!! The crowd roars. Oliver gives him the thumbs up and walks away. Orndorff flexes and holds his Mid Atlantic title high as Paul Jones is unconscious on the outside.
  25. BruiserBrody

    Watching Wrasslin': WHAT THE WORLD (or just PWO) IS WATCHING

    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wrasslin-back-in-the-day-may-1985-part-1/ May of 1985 saw the debut of "Saturday Night's Main Event", which caused problems backstage between NBC execs and the WWF's booker, Roddy Piper goes outlaw from the WWF to work on a competitor's show, Inoki and McMahon butt heads over Hogan and Andre working in Japan, another old timer puts on the tights to work for the WWF, fans in Boston riot, Jim Crockett runs a stadium show in a WWF town, St. Louis books brawlers from different generations for a unique tag team match, plus more news and notes!
  26. kevinmcfl

    Portland Wrestling July 1986

    Interesting Gordi. I was just about to say how much I liked the format. As for the show... the squash matches did a nice way of pushing your talent. Superstar and Sika is an awesome TV bout. Keep up the great work
  27. dawho5

    Portland Wrestling July 1986

    That there is some fancy wrestling.
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