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    New Writers Wanted

    We are currently looking for one more writer. With a new year just starting, it is a great time to join. There are a lot of great wrestlers that will be available along with lots of possible locations to run your territory from. If you are interested, please PM me.
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    TRADE BLOCK

    UWF puts Kevin Sullivan on the block
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    Wonder Women Wrestling

    Nice job with WWW in 1986. It seems like this would have been so much better then GLOW. You made it seem like there were true feuds and angles without all of the gimmicky nonsense of GLOW. Looking forward to 87 and seeing you introduce new talent to the roster.
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    UWF

    Jan. 11th Show opens with a video tape from this week’s show in Tulsa where Jake “The Snake” Roberts is holding a chair with Skeik Adnan Al Kassie closing in on him. WHAM… Sheik throws a fireball at Snake but Snake had the chair in front of his face and the fireball seemed to rebound off the chair and caught the Sheik who is rolling around the ring. From the historic Cowtown Palace, next to Billy Bob’s Texas in the heart of the Ft. Worth Stockyard, it’s Power Pro Wrestling. Sixty minutes of the wildest action in professional Wrestling featuring the stars of the Universal Wrestling Federation. Jim Ross: Hello again everybody and welcome to the Cowtown Palace and Power Pro Wrestling. You have just seen footage of what happened this past week in Tulsa between Jake “the Snake” Roberts and Sheik Adnan Al Kassie. Hello again, I’m Jim Ross along with Cowboy Bill Watts, the President of the UWF. Bill, we have another tremendous hour including the debut of Tojo Yamamota’s new tag team, Rising Sun taking on Verlon Biggs and Clive Johnson. Koko Ware will be taking on The Brooklyn Brawler. Kevin Sullivan’s monster, Big Van Vader will be facing Scott McGhee. We will also see the debut of Eddie Gilbert’s new member of Hot Stuff Inc., Rick Steiner. Brad Armstrong will be defending the UWF TV title for the first time tonight as he takes on “Canada’s Strongest Athlete” Iron Mike Sharpe and what a main event we have for the fans today,Bill. Bill Watts: We sure do as it will be a UWF Tag Team Title Match between Demolition and Terry Gordy and Steve “Dr. Death” Williams. We have a great crowd on hand waiting for us to get it kicked off but before we start, I have to inform you, Ernie Ladd has demanded that Dick Murdoch pay for interfering in my match against him at Last Stand 86. Jim Ross: Are you kidding me! Did he forget that it was Bruiser Brody who attacked you? It was Brody the one interfering. Bill Watts: I know. I know but we all know what type of sick man Ernie Ladd is. Well, when I explained this all to Dick Murdoch he was more then willing to face either Bruiser Brody or Ernie Ladd this week in the Sam Houston Coliseum. Ernie Ladd will be out here later with Brody to give us their answer. Jim Ross: Just our luck that Ladd will be here again. Oh well, as the combatants are getting ready for our first match, I want to take you back to last week and the words of Michael Hayes. VTR of Michael Hayes….. Michael Hayes: Every where I go the people have been asking me, Michael…. Why did you throw Gorgeous Jimmy under the bus? Why did you help him get devoured by the wolves? I tell them all, listen up man… Once a Freebird, always a Freebird. As I told ya’ll once, back in 83 right there in Dallas, Texas, Jimmy Garvin helped us Freebirds out against those VonErich inbreeds. But the story doesn’t end there. When Garvin had the chance to fight for the Texas Heavyweight Title, it was like he didn’t know the Freebirds existed. He was selfish back in 83 and Buddy Jack and I decided that if it came down to one of us or Garvin… we were kicking him to the curb. Now I wish him and his old lady well, but Freebirds stick together through thick and thin. He just didn’t have that Freebird blood running through his veins. Now, the Freebirds got a few unsolved issues… One… Terry Gordy is still walking around the UWF. The folks down on Bad Street been wondering if I’m starting to lose my mojo… they starting to wonder if I can get the job done… Well listen up Jack… The Freebirds always get the job done. Terry Gordy your walking your last mile… Second thing… people been wondering about the Freebirds and how there’s always been three. Well just to let you know that Freebird Fantasia is running through the veins of a lot of folks in Rasstlin! People been calling up and saying Mike… you know I’m your man. Make me the third Frrebird! Listen up Jack… Freebirds are born ready-made and we will tell you if and when there is someone capable of flying up high down on Bad Street with the Birds! Bill Watts: Folks… I don’t respect Michael Hayes. I don’t like Michael Hayes but I’ll tell you one thing. He has a plan, and I wouldn’t bet against him. Terry Gordy… Be ready! MATCH #1 Rising Sun (Kendo Nagasaki & Muta) with Tojo vs Verlon Biggs & Clive Johnson Total domination by Tojo’s new team with most of it coming by pure violence. The end saw a nasty backbreaker/moonsault combo that left Clive Johnson nearly split in half. After the match Jim Ross: Folks as you just saw, the tag team division in the UWF is getting deeper and deeper. Rising Sun just had a very good debut but now I would like to bring in another team that recently arrived in the UWF… The Rock n Roll Express. Robert how is your brother doing? Robert Gibson: Better Jim, thanks for asking but he has a long way to go before getting back in the ring. The only good thing to come out of all of this is the RPM’s are outta here. Jim Ross: Well, we are all pleased with that. So, what is next for the Express here in the UWF? Ricky Morton: What’s next for the Rock n Roll Express baby is to show everyone around here everything the RnR’s got to offer. We just saw Tojo’s new team out there and we want a piece of them. Michael Hayes been all over the place running his mouth and Robert and I would love a chance to shut his mouth and let’s not forgot Sheik Adnan’s team.. The Masked Superstars or Demolition or whatever their calling themselves these days. Whatever it is they always seem to be covering up those faces of theirs. Whether with a mask on or a bunch of silly pain… well step in the ring with the Express and you’ll find out just how good we are! Jim Ross: Fans, you got to love the enthusiasm of the Rock n Roll Express. Ok, next up, I would like to take you to this past Monday night in the Tulsa Civic Center where Steve “Dr. Death” Williams had just defeated Hercules Ayala and he had a very interesting bit of information for everyone. VTR: Dr. Death: Boy do I have a surprise for you all. Ya know you people have watched me and followed me since I wrestled and played football for the University of Oklahoma. (The crowd erupts) I just want to bring someone out that you’re all very familiar with here in Tulsa. The football and wrestling captain of this year’s Tulsa University’s Golden Hurricanes…He reminds me a lot of myself back in the day and now I am going to take him under my wing and make him my protégé… Steve Cox A handsome, well-built young man comes out to the ring and these two give a nice embrace! Dr. Death: Ya know Steve… the greatest thing in this business is to bring some one in here and then teach them…. Teach them how to kick some tail and take names. Steve, I’m going to show you everything I know and all the tricks I got up my sleeve. Now I’m going to tell you the best advice Bill Watts gave me…. always pay attention… watch every single match. What I’m telling you Big Boy is that I’m going to give the best seat in the house and you’re going to watch every one of my upcoming matches here in the UWF. As we come back to the TV show, Jim Ross is really excited about the future of Steve Cox and let’s everyone know that he has the best mentor in the business. MATCH #2 Koko Ware defeats the Brooklyn Brawler with a Top Rope Elbow Drop After the match Ernie Ladd comes out with Bruiser Brody. They both seem to have smiles on their faces after looking at the bruised face of Cowboy Bill Watts. Ernie Ladd: Watts… I’ve been calling you a big dummy for over a year now and you just prove me right week after week. What were you thinking about taking on Bruiser Brody at Last Stand. Bill Watts: Ladd…. The truth is exactly what I’ve been telling everyone around here. You, Mr. Ladd are nothing but a big coward. It was supposed to be me and you in the ring at Last Stand but instead you needed to bring a hired gun! Ernie Ladd: Wrong again Watts. I didn’t hire Bruiser Brody. He came to me. I told you that there were others just like me who hates your guts and one would be coming real soon. Brody just happened to be here even quicker than I thought. Brody has vowed to do my fighting for me. He knows I’m retired and you are just trying to bully me into leaving the UWF just like you did to him. Bruiser Brody: That’s right Watts. This week in the Sam Houston Coliseum, I will be the one facing Dick Murdoch in the ring. Back just before Thanksgiving you go and suspend me for no reason. Black Bart attacked me in the arena and you take a pay check from me. You took food out of my family’s mouth and now I am here to get even and there is nothing you can do about it. My contract is with Ernie Ladd… not UWF. You have no power over me and I don’t care if it is in the ring, the locker room or the parking lot, I’m getting my money back by taking it out of your hide. In fact, the time seems right now… Brody closes in on Watts… Jim Ross: Watch out Bill… from out of nowhere it is Dick Murdoch who is all over Brusier Brody. Ladd is now going after Watts. Watts is ready… We get a nasty 2-2 brawl on the coliseum floor that goes on and on until the locker rooms empty. Jim Ross: Well, it seems like UWF President Bill Watts has friends to and thank goodness for that. Dick Murdoch has saved the day. MATCH #3 Big Van Vader with Kevin Sullivan vs Scott McGhee McGhee never backed down here and gave Vader all he could handle but in the end, Vader was just too big for Scott McGhee. McGhee did seem a little distracted during the match and Jim Ross speculated that it might be because Sunshine has decided to leave his side and head down to Florida. Big Van Vader defeats Scott McGhee with a powerbomb after which Kevin Sullivan comes in and demands more punishment. Vader seems hesitant so Kevin Sullivan picks up McGhee and whips him so hard into the corner that he flips upside down and now Sullivan begins stomping all over McGhee. As Sullivan and Vader leave the ring, Sullivan could be heard yelling at Vader that he has to get meaner, more maniacal. MATCH #4 Rick Steiner with Eddie Gilbert & Missy Hyatt defeats Larry Cheatum with a German Suplex There were a few times in the match were Steiner started to use some questionable tactics but Gilbert reprimanded him and reminded him to use his technical skills. At the post-match interview, Eddie Gilbert and Missy Hyatt both expressed that Hot Stuff Inc. and Hyatt International is so excited to be helping the next generation of pure wrestlers and that it was a pleasure to watch someone like Rick Steiner, a former collegiate champion at Michigan University, remember just how great a wrestler he truly is. When asked when his UWF debut was going to be, Eddie Gilbert said very soon and he was looking forward to giving all these great fans in the UWF a great show! Jim Ross let us know that next week, it will be the debut of the other Hot Stuff Inc. youngster, Chris Benoit. MATCH #5 UWF TV TITLE MATCH Brad Armstrong © defeats “Canada’s Greatest Athlete” Iron Mike Sharpe Sheik Adnan Al Kassie and Ted Dibiase join Jim Ross at the interview desk. Sheik has a bandage over his cheek where the fireball hit him after ricocheting off of Jake Robert’s chair. Sheik Adnan Al Kassie: Jim Ross… the time has come to put all other tasks on hold. The time has come for Demolition to not worry about the UWF Tag Titles. The time has come for Hercules Ayala to stop protecting me and become the hunter that he is. It is even time for the Million Dollar Man to stop his pursuit of Hacksaw Butch Reed and the UWF Title. It is time to put an end to Jake Roberts. The man I once overpaid for his services… the ingrate who turned on me and my army. The Man who scarred my face with a fireball… It is time Jake Roberts that your time in this business comes to an end. I hear that you have some new found friends… Terry Gordy and Steve Williams have taken pity on you. In fact, you seem to even have the UWF Champion on your side. This week in the Sam Houston Coliseum it will be my army against yours! It will be the Massacre of the Century! Ted Dibiase: Jake Roberts… it might be an 8-Man Tag Match but I can assure you that me focus will be on you. You cost me the UWF World Title and now it is my time for revenge. MATCH #6 MAIN EVENT: UWF TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Demolition © with Sheik Adnan Al Kassie vs Terry Gordy & Dr. Death Steve Williams with Steve Cox observing As you would expect… No Wrestling Here! This is a pure brawl from both sides with Demolition and the fan favorites sharing the momentum right down the middle. In the end we get a double DQ for outside interference as all heck broke loose. Hercules Ayala rushed the ring but the UWF Champion Hacksaw Butch Reed seemed to know this was coming and was right behind him. These two were closely followed by Ted Dibiase and Jake Roberts…Our tag title match has turned into an 8-man melee. All of a sudden Sheik is up on the apron with a chair …. From behind, Steve Cox yanks the legs of the Sheik. As he falls toward the apron he crashes face first into the chair and then tumbles to the arena floor as the screen fades to black.
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    Great job getting us all caught up on the new talent here in PCW. While Backlund was the big surprise here, I am really interested in seeing what happens with Rip, Jos and Ouellet. Glad to see Pillman go over Eddie. Eddie is going to be awesome but I think you got it right that he isn't ready for Pillman. Great classic main event!
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    AWA Major League Wrestling

    Awesome event... The Battle of the O's was enjoyable. Some nice DQ's to keep some wild angles going. First shocker of the night... Vin Man turns on the Diamond Aces. Next shocker... Here comes Dream Machine. Mulligan is going to be fuming. This is going to be fun. Enjoying what you are doing with Larry Z. WOW... shocker of the night... Baby Doll and Wildfire together. This is going to be awesome. More Steamboat-Hennig please. AWA is on fire going into 87.
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    Great research!!
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    I couldn't wait to read your first show of the year. With all your roster moves I knew this would be exciting. In Dawn of War, you are the master at developing talent and you got a lot of new faces to work with. Can't wait to see what happens here. Crippler Rip Oliver is back home and I can't wait to see where this goes. His feud with Rose is going to be fun. I am also excited for the new Midnights. This is going to be fun. And what a great main event. These two are set up to have a huge 87!
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    AWA Major League Wrestling

    Very interesting show as you were able to introduce a lot of new talent as well as hype up the big show from the Mid-South Coliesum. I admit that I knew very little of Bully Busick until you used him in another game we were in together. You quickly made him one of my favorites there and now I can't wait to see what you do with him here. He is off to a great start! I like the cowboy battle between Casey and Royal also. Can't wait till tomorrow night. Some huge matches that I am really looking forward to.
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    You got this thing moving in the right direction. Really looking forward to Wrestlemania.
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    UWF

    1987 Volume 1 THE REAL ROCK n ROLL TEAM HAS STOOD UP! To the fans delight, the Rock n Roll Express made their surprise UWF debut at Last Stand 86 and made quick work of the imposters, the Rock n Roll RPM’s. Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson were laser-focused in their first match as they wanted revenge for putting Robert’s brother, Ricky, in the hospital. Bill Watts, who promised to fire the Rock n Roll RPM’s if he found out they were at all involved on the attack on Ricky Gibson has followed through with that promise after Ricky, from his hospital bed, informed Mr. Watts that the RPM’s were so stupid when they attacked him they announced themselves as Reindeer Mike Davis and Reindeer Tommy Lane! So much for staying incognito with the masks! Some good news to come out of this story was that the Rock n Roll Express received such an ovation from the UWF fans that they have decided to stay. Robert Gibson said that anyone who knows the Rock n Roll Express knows that they hold two things near and dear to their hearts and that’s family and fans. Now that they have done what they need to for Ricky they are going to do everything they can to give the UWF fans what they want! Ricky Morton added that they wouldn’t mind adding a bit of gold to their wardrobe in! THE UWF SHOULD BE AFRAID! SULLIVAN CALLS FOR VADER TO AMP UP DESTRUCTION! Even though Big Van Vader defeated U.S. Steel at Last Stand 86, Kevin Sullivan seems frustrated by the lack of “violence” from his big man. Sullivan announced that Vader will some day be an unstoppable force in this sport but until he wants to destroy everything in his path, he will not reach his full potential. When it was pointed out to Sullivan how impressive it was that Vader powerbombed the 400 pound U.S. Steel for the win, Sullivan explained that is exactly his point. Sullivan wanted to know why he had to come into the ring to help deliver the second powerbomb on U.S. Steel. Vader must develop a killer instinct said Sullivan. It is not enough to defeat your man; you must cripple him! Last Stand 86 did mark the end of the Patriots. The reason why is twofold. First, U.S. Steel is going to be out of action for a while. That second spike powerbomb did a number on the coccyx bone and U.S. Steel is going to need time to heal. Secondly, and most importantly U.S. Steel has lost trust in Todd Champion. When Champion left U.S. Steel alone at Last Stand, U.S. Steel realized that “Champion is all about himself. Whether it is him wanting all the glory in a match or him not wanting to do any of the hard work required to get to the top, Champion is not someone I can be around anymore.” When asked about this Champion explained that he was tired of doing all of the heavy lifting for the Patriots and he used Last Stand as a match to see if U.S. Steel was a worthy partner. He said the answer to that is obvious. HOT STUFF INC- A MENTOR TO THE YOUNSTERS! Fans of the UWF were recently showed a video from Pacific Coast Wrestling where Eddie Gilbert and Missy Hyatt gave a tearful goodbye to the fans as they stated Missy’s family is going through some difficult times to needed to be closer to home. Pacific Coast Wrestling’s loss is UWF’s gains. In his first UWF appearance, Gilbert explained that the sport of wrestling means everything to him. Eddie Gilbert: Fans, I grew up in this sport. My father, Tommy Gilbert, who is now a referee over in Alabama had me in the ring from the time I could walk. I remember going to all those great arenas up in Tennessee. The Mid-South Coliseum… the Knoxville Civic Center. I would watch my father give everything he had in the ring each and every night. I learned from day one that this was a tough business. Dad… I want to thank you for teaching me the ropes. Now, Missy and I want to give back to the sport we love. Hot Stuff Incorporated and Hyatt International have joined forces to open a training school to help up-and-coming young athletes reach their full potential. Some of these talented wrestlers are just getting started while others have wrestled for a year or two and need our help to make it to the top. Some of them have made some mistakes… taken some shortcuts… and it will be our job to put them on the path to being the best WRESTLERS then can be; not brawlers or rule-breakers but pure wrestlers. Just like my father did for me. Missy takes over the interview and explains that she truly has been lucky also as her parents where able to give her whatever she needed to be successful in life and it will be her job to teach the young wrestlers about business and finance and to make sure they are not only successful wrestlers but successful young men. Missy and Eddie Gilbert then introduced the first two members of Hyatt International and Hot Stuff Incorporated… Rick Steiner and Chris Benoit. Gilbert goes on to explain that both of these young wrestlers have been pushed in the wrong direction early in their career but that they are two of the most talented young wrestlers he has ever seen. He hoped that with his help, they will become true fan favorites and great champions. When asked about his own wrestling goals, Eddie Gilbert, smiled and said nothing could keep me from getting in that ring. I hope to be the face of UWF Wrestling. I hope I am the reason these fans are coming to arenas all across Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. MONEY TALKS! Through Sheik Adnan Al-Kassie’s normal treachery, Ted Dibiase came within inches of defeating Hacksaw Butch Reed and becoming the next UWF Champion. The problem was that fellow stablemate, Jake “The Snake” Roberts wouldn’t allow it to happen. Snake has since left the Sheik’s Army and will now have to defend his UWF North American Title without the “help” of Al Kassie. This does not seem to be a problem for the Snake who recently had this to say… Jake Roberts: Oh what a wicked web we weave when our only goal is to deceive. Sheik Adnan… you promised me the world. You paid me $50,000. You told me that together, we would rule the wrestling world. The only thing I had to do was sit back and be quiet and do what you said. Well Sheik, The Snake can no longer be quiet. I watched you for months carry around that Million Dollar Briefcase and promise to give it to the perfect wrestler. Each week I would step into that ring and with precision and perfection, win my match. After each victory, I thought you would hand me that million dollars, but it never came. I won the North American Title… no briefcase. Oh… just to remind you… I defeated Hacksaw Butch Reed, the current UWF Champion to win this title. What did you do… kept looking for someone to win you the World Title. Someone to defeat Butch Reed. Then… Ted Dibiase, a low-life sucking dog turned on Dr. Death Steve Williams and some sort of lightbulb went off in your head. You handed that man a million dollars to win the world title. Fast-forward to Last Stand and you see your Million Dollar Man can’t beat Hacksaw Butch Reed without help. You call for Hercules Ayala.. You call for me! You have a new master plan- with a 4-1 attack and a loaded glove, your Million Dollar Man can defeat Hacksaw Butch Reed for the title… yes Dibiase needs 3 more men to defeat the man I bet 1-1. Dibiase gets a million dollars from you… I get $50,000! Talk about a lightbulb going off… My head was going a ring-a-ding-ding. Dibiase… you got exactly what you deserved… A special deliver DDT. Sheik… you better get another million-dollar briefcase and find someone to protect you from me… The Snake is coming. HSSSSSSSS. When asked about this situation Sheik Adnan Al Kassie was fuming… Sheik Adnan Al Kassie: Jake Robets… I should have expected this. You are just like every other ungrateful American. I paid you. I paid you good money and what to you do? Get jealous. Your money is not enough. Your payment is not the same as someone else. Well listen up Roberts… your pay was not the same as Ted Dibiase and you are half the wrestler he is. You are not in the same class as he is. You ceiling is the North American Title. That is where his skill begins. He is a world champion. You are second class. Oh, by the way… Never question his black glove again. You know as well as I do, you injured Dibiase’s right hand in our last training session. You clumsily fell right on it. You know doctors didn’t even want him to wrestle at Last Stand. Roberts… be ready as my Army is coming for you. We are going to take your $50,000 pay and take it from your hide! Ted Dibiase: Roberts… I did nothing to you. Sheik is right… You are jealous. Jealous of my pay, jealous of my skill. Heck Jake, you are jealous of everything in my life. I almost don’t blame you for Pear Harboring me at Last Stand. I bet the anger was just building up since the day we met. The problem for you is that my anger is now boiling. You cost me the UWF Title. To get even, the only thing for me to do is take your North American Title. So anytime you have the guts to get in the ring with the Million Dollar Man, let me know. IS MICHAEL HAYES THE MOST SELFISH MAN IN PRO WRESTLING OR THE MOST LOYAL? While Last Stand left us with so many unanswered questions, the biggest one might have been why Michael Hayes actually sacrificed Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin in the Loser-Leave Town Match against Terry Gordy, Dr. Death and Scott Casey. Well here is what Michael Hayes had to say on the issue… Michael Hayes: Everywhere I go the people have been asking me, Michael…. Why did you throw Gorgeous Jimmy under the bus? Why did you help him get devoured by the wolves when all you say is … Once a Freebird, always a Freebird. As I told ya’ll once, back in 83 right there in Dallas, Texas, Jimmy Garvin helped us Freebirds out against those VonErich inbreeds. But the story doesn’t end there. When Garvin had the chance to fight for the Texas Heavyweight Title, it was like he didn’t know the Freebirds existed. He was selfish back in 83 and Buddy Jack and I decided that if it came down to one of us or Garvin… we were kicking him to the curb. Now I wish him and his old lady well, but Freebirds stick together through thick and thin. He just didn’t have that Freebird blood running through his veins. Now, the Freebirds got a few unsolved issues… One… Terry Gordy is still walking around the UWF. The folks down on Bad Street been wondering if I’m starting to lose my mojo… they starting to wonder if I can get the job done… Well listen up Jack… The Freebirds always get the job done. Terry Gordy, you’re walking your last mile… Second thing… people been wondering about the Freebirds and how there’s always been three. Well just to let you know that Freebird Fantasia is running through the veins of a lot of folks in Rasstlin! People been calling up and saying Mike… you know I’m your man. Make me the third Freebird! Listen up Jack… Freebirds are born ready-made and we will tell you in when there’s someone capable of flying up high down on Bad Street with the Birds! Bill Watts: Folks… I don’t respect Michael Hayes. I don’t like Michael Hayes but I’ll tell you one thing. He has a plan and I wouldn’t bet against him. Terry Gordy… Be ready! WHY BRUISER BRODY JOINED ERNIE LADD! UWF Fans… it’s your own fault. We keep believing Ernie Ladd is going to do one honest thing in his life. We thought he had the guts to step in that ring at Last Stand and fight a fair fight against Bill Watts. What were we thinking? We should have know there was a trick up The Big Cats sleeve. Now, we might not have guessed that trick to be Bruiser Brody but we should have expected something. After examining this issue, Bruiser Brody might be as much to blame as Ernie Ladd. If it is possible, Bruiser Brody seems to have as much dislike for Bill Watts as Ernie Ladd. Here is what the duo recently had to say about Bill Watts. Ernie Ladd: Listen up you Big Dummy… I didn’t hire Bruiser Brody. He came to me. I told you that there were others just like me who hates your guts and one would be coming real soon. Brody just happened to be here even quicker then I thought. Brody has vowed to do my fighting for me. He knows I am retired and you are just trying to bully me into leaving the UWF just like you did to him. Bruiser Brody: That’s right Watts. Just before Thanksgiving you go and suspend me for no reason. Black Bart attacked me and you take a pay check from me. You took food out of my family’s mouth and now I am here to get even and there is nothing you can do about it. My contract is with Ernie Ladd… not UWF. You have no power over me and I don’t care if it is in the ring, the locker room or the parking lot, I’m getting my money back by taking it out of your hide COMINGS & GOINGS AROUND THE UWF Besides those already mentioned in this article, there have been many changes to the UWF Roster… Gone: Scott Casey and Sunshine… The duo stated that they arrived in UWF to rid the Territory of “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin and Precious and after Last Stand, there job is complete. It will be interesting to see if these two remain a duo or if they had joined forces to rid of a common enemy. Either way, the UWF would like to thank them for a job well done! Gone: “Soul Man” Rocky Johnson… After losing the unification match with Jake “The Snake” Roberts at Last Stand, Johnson has decided to part ways with the UWF. Cowboy Bill Watts would like to thank Rocky for giving it everything he had and being a great Mid-South Champion. Arriving: Rising Sun… It seems Tojo Yamamota has decided to become a full-time manager and has added The Great Muta to go along with Kendo Nagasaki. Tojo plans on the two wrestling mostly in tag team action. Arriving: Just a Rumor but don't miss an event near you as The King might be there! There will be many other new individuals coming to the UWF in the very near future but you will have to tune in each and every week to see all the new big names! The UWF is looking forward to making 1987 the best year yet in Dawn of War!
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    Thanks for all the great shows in 86 and can't wait to see what you have for us in 87!
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    NWA

    Christmas Chaos was really well done. I enjoyed all of the great pictures. I think Flair was a great choice for the Battle Royal Win! Now we get to wonder about the unity of the Horsemen for as long as you want. Great booking which gives us an angle to enjoy for as long as you want. I think it was a good idea to unify some of the titles. While the NWA roster size and territory size could allow for 3 tag titles, 2 makes more sense to me. It makes the belts worth more even though you do loose all of those title matches on your house show loop. Good booking to have the DQ win for the Road Warriors as now we get to see that classic again. Good main event. I like how you kept the belt off of Race. He is awesome but might not be the top dog as we head into 87. Thanks for an awesome show!
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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    UWF releases Ricky Gibson
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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    UWF adds Joel Deaton
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    UWF

    DALLAS, TEXAS: REUNION ARENA DECEMBER 26, 1987 (SHOWN ON SUPERSTATION 17) GRUDE MATCH The Rock n Roll RPM’S VS Koko Ware & Ricky Gibson The match begins with the Rock n Roll RPM’s already in the ring as Bill Watts walks to the ring with Koko Ware. Watts takes the microphone and announces that late last night on his way to the airport, Ricky Gibson was attacked outside of his home and is currently receiving treatment at his local hospital. While he is expected to make a full recovery, he will be out of action for a while. The RPM’s are looking very smug and confident. Mike Davis tells Watts that since it is not their fault that Ricky Gibson tripped over his own two feet and the RPM’s should win by forfeit or Koko Ware should have to wrestle in a handicap match. Bill Watts: Interesting that you say you have nothing to do with the attack. Reports are that Ricky Gibson was attacked by two masked men matching your description for height and weight. If I ever find out, you had anything to with the attack, you will be fired forever from the UWF! Both RPM’s do a good job of playing dumb about the attack and try to convince everyone that they had nothing to do with it before asking again if they win by forfeit or not. Bill Watts: Forfeit no…. in fact, Koko Ware has graciously decided to step away from the match as he thinks this is family business. Tommy Lane: Family business. Bill Watts: Tis the season to help family you know. Suddenly, Rock n Roll is King begins to blare from the house speakers…. Jim Ross: Oh my… I think it is… yes it is… The Rock n Roll Express are here! Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson are running to the ring. The RPM’s look like they have seen a ghost as Watts calls for the bell! As for the match, let’s just say the real Rock n Roll team stood tall here as the Express beat the RPM’s all around the ring. There was no need for Morton to play his “face in peril” act as this was all Express with the win coming with the real Rock n Roll Double Dropkick! HANDICAP MATCH Big Van Vader with Kevin Sullivan vs The Patriots (Todd Champion & U.S. Steel) Jim Ross admits that Big Van Vader is one tough man but he isn’t convinced that he can defeat both Patriots at the same time. The match starts off with Vader against U.S. Steel and both 400-pound monsters push and shove all around the ring in a sort of plodding manner for the first few minutes. WHAM… Huge lariat by Vader WHAM… What strength… Vader body slams U.S. Steel. Interesting thing here was the expression of Todd Champion’s face. It went from excited to be at Last Stand to how do I get out of here? Vader seemed to want to punish both men so when Steel went to tag in Champion, Vader did nothing to stop it. The problem for U.S. Steel was that Todd Champion wanted no part of the tag and jumped off the apron and headed for the hills. No matter how much the crowd booed, Champion wasn’t coming back to help his partner. The handicap match was now a singles match with the end coming when Big Van Vader somehow powerbombed U.S. Steel. After the three count, Kevin Sullivan rushed the ring and came in and demanded another power bomb which Sullivan helped to slam down big U.S. Steel. U.S. Steel was left lying in the ring while Sullivan was full of evil laughter as he guided Vader to the back. UWF TV TITLE MATCH Brad Armstong defeated “The Mighty Yankee” Billy Jack Strong with a Russian Legsweep. When “The Masked Yankee” tried to interfere in the match, Armstrong answered with another Russian Legsweep for the masked assailant. Brad Armstrong is the first UWF TV Champion. TITLE VS TITLE MATCH (WINNER IS THE NORTH AMERICAN CHAMP) “North American Champ” Jake “the Snake” vs “Mid-South Champ” Rocky Johnson Really good match that marked the first time in his tenure in the UWF that Sheik Adnan Al-Kassie did not accompany his man to the ring. Jim Ross speculated that it was because he was focused on getting his Million Dollar Man, Ted Dibiase ready for his UWF World Title match against Hacksaw Butch Reed. That left this match to be fought under “fair” conditions which was perfect as there could be no excuses when this title vs title match was over. In the end, Rock is setting up Snake for the Soul Man Shuffle but Roberts strikes first. WHAM… Roberts, like a Snake, lashed at Rocky and connected with the DDT! 1..2..3! Jake Roberts defeats Rocky Johnson. Jim Ross: I must admit… that was a great match by both men as Jake “The Snake” Roberts showed us that he can do it all as he defeated a tremendous Rocky Johnson to retain his UWF North American Title. LOSER LEAVE TOWN 6-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH (Only the person who takes the loss, must leave town) The Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin & Buddy Roberts) with Precious Vs Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams & Scott Casey with Sunshine A huge part of this match was the entrances for both teams. We get the brash, braggadocios, Freebirds making their way to the ring with their flashy outfits and cocky smirks as the push the fans to their heat-giving limits. This is followed by the power and business-like demeanor when the fan favorites hit the ring. Between Doc, Bam Bam and Casey, they have such built up anger that they can barely wait for the bell. Give the Freebirds some credit here as they don’t back down an inch and go nose to nose with the big boys as the ref tries to keep some order. Let’s not leave out the two pretty women, Precious and Sunshine who are also nose to nose, chest to chest in some sexy outfits; are talking as much smack as anyone in the ring. As for the match, we all know that everyone has their time to shine, and some serious blows are landed by the fan favorites and the treachery by the Freebirds reaches epic proportions so let’s just get to the finish…. After Michael Hayes had taking a beating in the wrong corner for an extended period of time, he makes the escape after catching Gordy with a low blow. All 6 men end up in the ring as we go Bonzo Gonzo with the ref just letting everything go. A slightly recovered Michael Hayes again uses another low blow; this time on Scott Casey. Hayes then throws Casey through the middle ropes. WHAM… Big body slam on Jimmy Garvin by Dr. Death. These two are actually the two legal men in the ring. Michael Hayes, a little out of his element, climbs to the top rope. Instead of covering Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin, Dr Death sees Michael Hayes up on the top rope and starts to head over to him. WHAM… Jim Ross: What in the world… Michael Hayes has just jumped off the top rope and hit Jimmy Garvin with a nasty knee drop right to the temple. And… yes… it appears Michael Hayes has motioned to Buddy Roberts and … they have jumped off the apron and are on the arena floor. It is like they have given Jimmy Garvin up and have made him the sacrificial lamb. Precious is screaming at Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts to come back to the ring but they actually take a seat on folding chairs that were against the steel barrier and they seem to be taking in the show! Jim Ross: Well, there is nothing anyone can do about. The numbers game is just too much for Garvin with the end coming with running bulldog by Scott Casey. I must admit that I am not disappointed to see Jimmy Garvin leave the UWF but I need some sort of explanation from Michael Hayes. Why did he turn on his fellow Freebird? Was it just to save himself? I put nothing past Michael Hayes. STREET FIGHT “Cowboy” Bill Watts vs “The Big Cat” Ernie Ladd Talk about bad blood… these two have been involved in a serious war of words for the entire 1986 and tonight these emotions are getting ready to be let unleashed by two men who haven’t stepped foot in the ring for quite some time. Watts comes out to a thunderous ovation. For one, he has brought Mid-South Wrestling out of the dark ages that was the NWA and into the forefront of professional wrestling with the UWF. Secondly, and more importantly, tonight, he is taking on the most hated man in all of the UWF. Ladd sure talks a good game, but it is a game full of hate. Hate for Watts. Hate for Butch Reed. Hate for all that most southerners hold near and dear to their hearts. Watts couldn’t wait for the bell, and he charges from the ring, up the aisle and meets the Big Cat halfway to the ring. This is as close to the ring as the two will ever get as the brawl is on. From ring posts to steel chairs, any solid object becomes a weapon as these two batter each other all over the lower level of Reunion Arean. The crowd erupts as the camera turns toward the entrance as we see someone making their return to the UWF… Jim Ross: What’s this? … Bruiser Brody is here, and he is looks like he means business. Ernie Ladd better have eyes in the back of his head…. Jim Ross: Wait… Wait a minute! Brody is all over BILL WATTS. Wham… mauling knee lift to the head of Watts. Wham… With Brody holding Watts, Ernie Ladd connects with a Big Boot right to the face of Cowboy Bill Watts. Watts, who is now busted wide open, needs help form the back as a few wrestlers rush out to his aid. The problem was that Brody was like a man possessed and he was tossing them away like rag dolls in order to continue his attack on Watts. Finally, Dick Murdoch comes out and we get someone who is ready to go toe to toe with both Brody and Ladd. Eventually, between Murdoch and the rest of the wrestlers, Brody and Ladd head back to the locker room. Both smiling like they had just received the best Christmas present in all the world. Murdoch helps the medics get Watts onto a stretcher and then guides them to the back and presumably to Dallas General Hospital. UWF TITLE MATCH Hacksaw Butch Reed © vs Ted Dibiase with Sheik Adnan Al Kassie Jim Ross: Wow… this one is for all the marbles. We are about to find out if Sheik Adnan’s million-dollar signee can bring him the world title that he so desperately seeks. Dibiase, who recently turned-on Dr. Death and all these great UWF fans gets monstrous heat from the crowd but he could seem to care less. He means business. Same can be said for Hacksaw Reed he seems not even to hear the thunderous ovation he receives on his way to the ring. As for the match… whoever was in Reunion Arena tonight, has a story to tell for the rest of their lives. These are two of the best in the business and they put on a show equal to their reputations. Technical moves, power moves, pure brawling, bumping, selling, momentum changes, outside interference… this match had it all during its nearly 30 minutes. Let’s just get to the finish… Hacksaw Butch Reed reversed an Irish Whip by Ted Dibiase but the problem was that ref Ron West was in the way. The blow by Dibiase was not on purpose but it sure was violent and West ended up rolling through the middle ropes. Sheik sees his chance and motions to the back… Jim Ross: I was afraid of this. Here comes Hercules Ayala… now the champ is going to have to deal Sheik’s Army as well as Dibiase. Hercules hits the ring and Hacksaw goes right after him as Dibiase is still struggling to get to his feet after the collision with the ref. Meanwhile, Sheik seems to have handed Dibiase some sort of black glove and he is putting it over his right hand. A loud groan from the crowd… Jim Ross: Oh no… more reinforcements for Dibiase. Here comes Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Hercules Ayala and Reed are trading blows in the center of the ring while the Sheik and Roberts are entering. Sheik grabs Reed from behind as Dibiase and the newly worn black glove closes in on the champ. WHAM… Ted Dibiase has just nailed Reed with what must be a loaded glove as the champ has gone done like a sack of potatoes. Sheik, Hercules, Dibiase and Snake are all smiles in the ring. Dibiase and Snake give a jubilant high-five to each other…. WHAM… Jake has just hit a DDT on Dibiase!!! Dibiase is out. Both the Sheik and Hercules are confused for a second but then come to the realization that Jake “The Snake” is now the enemy. Sheik motions to Hercules to attack… WHAM… DDT on Hercules Ayala. The Sheik, with a look of horror backs towards the ropes and to everyone’s delight, falls right through the middle ropes out onto the arena floor. Sheik is so afraid that Snake is coming for him that he doesn’t even feel the hard fall and gets up and high tails it up the entrance way to the locker room. Snake helps Butch Reed cover Dibiase just as ref Ron West makes his way back to the ring. 1…2…3! Hacksaw Reed, in a wild finish, pins Ted Dibiase. Jim Ross: Fans. I don’t know what to say. What a night of wrestling it’s been but we might be leaving Reunion Arena with more questions then answers. Tune in next time as we try to sort this all out. … Who attacked Ricky Gibson? Are the Patriots finished as a tag team? What was Michael Hayes thinking when he attacked Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin? Is Bruiser Brody the man that Ernie Ladd promised would take his stable to the next level? And is Jake “The Snake” Roberts now officially enemy #1 for Sheik Adnan Al Kassie?
  17. kevinmcfl

    The Game

    As we head into our 4th year, I just wanted to thank everyone who has made this crazy hobby one thing I look forward to each and every week. When Spaldoni and I started this, I was unsure if we would last a month but now it seems like it can go as long as we want it to. Again, thanks to everyone who has been with us from the beginning, everyone who has jumped in multi-times and to all of those first time writers who gave Dawn of War a chance. I truly appreciate everyone's efforts into keeping this project going. I was just looking back and seeing some of those early shows and to see how this games continues to morph into whatever WE want. I think the idea that we all get along so well and have no egos is why Dawn of War has succeeded. Enjoy 1987... It is shaping up to being a great 4th year!
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    The Game

    The Dawn of War It appears that Vince McMahon’s road to controlling the wrestling industry has some real competition and it is coming from Verne Gagne and the American Wrestling Association. It all started with a phone call between Jerry Jarrett and Verne following the NWA quarterly meeting in March of 1983. Jerry informed Verne that Vince was threatening once again to break away and start his own national promotion and everyone in the room knew had the money to do it. Jarrett’s other concern and the real reason he called Gagne was that he felt that the NWA would never break away from their territory system as each owner was too pigheaded to see the forest through the trees. The original deal between Jarrett and Gagne to have Memphis break away from the NWA and join the AWA hinged on one big factor; Verne must sign Hulk Hogan to a long- term contract. Verne and Jarrett both loved the sport of wrestling but while Verne wanted to focus on the technical side, Jerry knew that in a large national promotion where you only visited major venues once or twice a month, Hogan’s schtick would be way over in every market. This required Verne to do two things. First, he had to agree to give Hogan the best merchandising deal ever handed out in the pro wrestling. This was the only way Verne could compete with the contract being offered by Vince McMahon and his money. Verne also allowed Hogan to go to Japan numerous times a year to pad his pockets with a whole lot of Yen. The contract extension for Hogan in 1983 means that Stanley Blackburn never entered the ring on April 24th, 1983 in Minneapolis. This was the night that Hulk Hogan had defeated Nick Bockwinkle for the AWA World title. In real life, AWA President, Stanley Blackburn entered the ring and reversed the decision saying that Hulk Hogan had thrown Nick Bockwinkle over the top rope and was therefore disqualified. In our version of wrestling history, Hulk Hogan is still the AWA World champion as we enter 1984. The next phone call by Verne was to Joe Blanchard of Southwest Championship Wrestling. Southwest had a great working relationship with the AWA and recognized their World Champion. Verne knew that SWCW was a key to the AWA succeeding and Vince not controlling the whole enchilada. The reason for this is that Southwest worked out a deal with the USA Network and was being seen across the United States on cable television each and every Saturday morning. Word was that Vince wanted this spot and the USA Network was intrigued as it would give them some major viewership in major east coast markets. While Joe and Verne were okay business men, Jerry Jarrett was a genius. Just look at his 17,000 square foot mansion outside of Memphis and you can see he is the one small time market who made it big. Jarrett had pitched an idea to Verne who was to relay it to Joe. TNT Wrestling…. Texas and Tennessee! TNT would combine Memphis and Southwest but with a name like TNT it would not have a regional feel. Combining some of the huge names from Southwest with the likes of Jerry Lawler and Nick Bockwinkle, who has been in Memphis ever since losing to Hogan in 1983, would make TNT one hot AWA show each and every week. Joe Blanchard loved the idea and so did the USA Network Executives who signed a long-term deal with Verne Gagne. TNT Wrestling will be airing each week starting in January of 1984. The other reason USA Network agreed to stay with the AWA and not go to Vince was another of Jerry Jarrett’s good ideas. “We only asked for 30% of what the WWF wanted from USA. We understood that we were not making much on our TV broadcasts at the time but as long as Vince’s product not being seen on national tv, he was not going to dominate the industry. Now all we had to do was put on a product that the fans loved and we would be the brand FOREVER! Since that original phone conversation with Jarrett back in March of 83, Verne has completely bought in to the idea that cable is the way to go. Taking a page out of Georgia Championship Wrestling and Fred Barnett, Verne looked to the new superstations of cable tv. WTBS has done wonders for Georgia as it has allowed him to move into places like West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan. These are three states that Gagne had hoped would someday become AWA but now he sees that as an uphill battle; all because of Ted Turner. So, what does Verne do? He turns to WGN, a superstation based in Chicago. Chicago, along with the Twin Cities has long been an AWA stronghold and if he could secure air time on this channel, he could lock up the third largest market in the county and bring in money that could rival Vince in, NY. Verne, once again, offers a major network a contract they can’t resist. He gives away some money in the deal for longevity as he knows McMahon is running out of cable options. Verne next turns to Stampede Wrestling and Stu Hart based out of Calgary. Gagne has already been running shows in Winnipeg and his AWA Major League show is shown across Canada on TV station CKND and syndicated across the country. Verne now wants to convince Hart that it is okay to jump ship and come to the AWA. In talks with Stu, Verne promises to keep his boys, Brett, Keith and Bruce over and to add a Light Heavyweight title and to bring in Stampede’s North American title as the second major title in the AWA. As luck or lack of luck would have it, the action was so hot on December 2, 1983 in the Ogden Auditorium in Calgary, a riot broke out as Bad News Allen turned on his teammates, the Stomper and Jeff Gouldie. After piledriving Gouldie on the concrete floor, Bad News Allen took the microphone and told everyone that he wished that his attack on Gouldie led to his death. This caused the crowd to erupt in anger and several injuries were reported. After this, Stu Hart was suspended from promoting events in Calgary. Without Calgary, Hart and Stampede was dead so it! Verne again calls Stu and offers him a small share of the AWA for his promotion. Hart is still reluctant until Verne gives him one more little nugget. For this bit of information, everyone will have to tune into WGN and All-Star Wrestling each and every week. Verne was on fire now, and once again took to the phones. He contacted both ESPN and TSN, the Canadian equivalent of ESPN, looking to make a deal. ESPN originally wanted a weekly show but Gagne felt that the way ESPN was looking to promote the AWA was a little too stuffy and came across with a boxing style feel so Verne went with WGN for the weekly show. He offered ESPN and TSN something bigger; 6 major cards with all the true stars facing each other. ESPN and TSN salivated at the idea of cheap, live, prime time shows that could see the likes of Hulk Hogan vs Jerry Lawler. Verne also gave ESPN and TSN all the rights to run the shows as often as they liked in reruns but he retained the video rights! Verne saw his audience growing and growing and for the first time, he thought that he might actually succeed in going national. We will see. Hopefully you enjoy Dawn of War and thanks to my partner in this project; Spaldoni. Any questions pm either one of us.
  19. kevinmcfl

    Continental Championship Wrestling

    Awesome event! Like how you always use so much of your roster in these big shows. Tag Team Battle Royal was a nice idea. Add in all the other stipulations and this was a really creative card! It seems like Bad News Allen and Slick are set up for a big 1987. Big win... interference in another. These are a dangerous duo. Add Buddy and they could rule USA Wrestling Great job having Dusty end the show. He is another one I expect a huge year from. Can't wait for USA Wrestling to get under way.
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    NWA

    Awesome preview for Christmas Chaos! Really looking forward to Savage vs Nikita and what the Horsemen do
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    AWA Major League Wrestling

    Great lead up show to the Christmas Spectacular! Rich vs Lawler is my favorite feud in real life and it is going to be just as good here! I like Billy Jack as a fan favorite. He was awesome in Portland back in the 80's and now I am looking forward to seeing what you do with him in the AWA! Nice run for the RnR Express. They are awesome and had a monster feud with the Fab Ones. Steamboat-Hennig.... Nothing else to say! I hated Larry Z in real life. I found him boring but in Dawn of War, I am really enjoying him. I liked writing for him and now I am really enjoying reading what you are doing with him. I find myself hoping they win the belt in the Mid South Coliseum
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    Awesome Awesome first segment. Piper with the chair on Orndorff reminded me of Piper hitting Snuka with the pineapple on Piper's pit. While I don't give Bundy a great shot at beating Hogan, you have build it up so well, I could really see it happening. Really looking forward to Wrestlemania
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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    UWF adds Scott McGhee
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    Wonder Women Wrestling

    Fun card with the highlight for me coming in the first match. I enjoyed how Velvet had to "put out at least a half dozen fires" from the Glamour Girls before Medusa comes to the rescue. Looking forward to the next supercard.
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    TRADE BLOCK

    UWF places Demolition and Scott Casey on the trade block
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