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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    With the second night of Seattle Showdown now posted, PCW drops Masanobu Fuchi and picks up Akira Maeda.
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    Pacific Championship Wrestling Seattle Showdown from the Kingdome, Seattle, Night 2 Bret Hart vs. Hector Guerrero Night Two of Seattle Showdown kicked off with a battle of two storied second generation wrestlers. The two had squared off in a number of tag matches recently but they got the fans rocking and rolling with and exciting scientific match. Hector showed his usual flair in this match while Bret was all business, but the pair were evenly matched in skill, and it seemed like either could come out on top. Bret was trying to get Hector in his Sharpshooter finisher, the same hold that had already gotten him a win over Guerrero. But Hector had it spotted, and countered with a small package to score the pinfall. Bret was none to pleased at being outfoxed by Hector, but still slapped palms with him in a show of sportsmanship after a first class match. Curt Hennig vs. The One Man Gang Both men were coming into this considerable banged up, Gang from a brutal Chain Match with Barry Windham and Hennig from being ambushed by Gary Young with a DDT on the concrete. While Gang had been busted open in his match, Hennig seemed even worse for wear , coming out in a collar to protect his damaged neck. It was like a red flag to a bull as Gang was merciless in attacking his neck. Hennig bravely struggled but it was too much for him. Gang blasted him with a huge clothesline, then hit the front layout suplex to put an end to the match. Just goes to show how dangerous it can be to mess with a tough as nails street fighter like the One Man Gang. Jeff Jarrett vs. Mando Guerrero Jeff Jarrett has been out of action since being injured by Bob Backlund, and was making his return against on of the Guerrero Brothers. Mando was certainly not about to go easy on Jarrett just because he was coming back from an injury, and was very aggressive with young Jeff. Jarrett was determined not to be overwhelmed, fighting back with tenacity and grit. No matter what Guerrero did to him, Jarrett kept coming back. Mando tried to take him down with a clothesline, but Jarrett was able to counter it with a crucifix that kept Mando's shoulders down for the one two three. An impressive comeback for Jarrett. The Rainbow Warriors (Vic Steamboat & Brian Adams) vs. ?? ?? & ?? ?? The Rainbow Warriors were coming off a big series of challenges for the Midnight Express and their Pacific Tag Team Titles, and were just as keen as the fans to find out who their opponents would be. After their ring entrance, there was a pause, and the announcer introduced their mystery opponents … Joe and Dean Malenko, the Malenko Brothers! The sons of the legendary Professor Boris Malenko had developed something of a reputation for their skills overseas, but until now had not much exposure in North America. Interestingly, they were both wearing black trunks with a golden lion emblem on the back. They got right down to work once the bell rang, and quickly proved that their reputation was no exaggeration. They dazzled the fans with their considerable expertise and mastery of weardown and submission holds, and the Rainbow Warriors certainly had their hands full. It was a rare misstep for the Malenkos when Dean attempted a running cross body on Adams, and the big man was able to draw on his considerable reserves of power to turn that around to hit the Spinning Backbreaker for the win. A hard fought win for the always popular Rainbow Warriors, but the Malenkos had made a big impression in their debut as a team to watch out for. Brian Pillman vs. Gary Young Gary Young had defeated Pillman at Vegas Vengeance, and ever since then , Flyin' Brian had been champing at the bit to get another shot at Bob Backlund's Favorite Like-A-Son. Since that match, Young has been making a name for himself as Backlund's chief enforcer, doing a lot of damage including his dastardly ambush of Curt Hennig. These two didn't even wait for the bell to ring, and the fists were flying throughout the match. Brian unleashed all of his pent up anger on Young, but Young was not about to go down easy. The result was an all out brawl that the ref was at a loss to contain. It seemed like Pillman's quest for vengeance would be denied when Young had him set up for his always deadly DDT. But Pillman blocked it and swiftly took Young down with a legsweep. By the time Young had gotten back to his feet, Flyin' Brian was coming off the ropes with the Air Pillman. Quick as a flash, Pillman went for the cover and got the one two three. Pillman had gotten his revenge in perhaps his biggest win yet. Jim Neidhart vs. Maxx Payne Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart was another wrestler who was returning from injury after suffering a damaged shoulder in a past match. While he was on the shelf, his Hart Foundation partner Bret Hart had been teaming with his brother Owen as well as having singles matches. Neidhart would be making his own return in his own singles match against the always dangerous Maxx Payne of the Crazy Gang. Neidhart was clearly favoring his shoulder in this match, looking to keep it from being reinjured. This put him at a considerable disadvantage against the huge Payne, who zeroed in on that shoulder every chance he could. Ultimately, Payne was able to take Neidhart down with a side suplex and apply his Payne Killer armbar. Desperate to protect his shoulder, Neidhart almost immediately tapped out, so quickly that Payne released it right away out of surprise. While the announcer was calling the result, Neidhart ran out of the ring and back to the locker room, shame faced and clutching his shoulder. Both Payne and the fans seemed dumbfounded and unsure what to make of just what had transpired. Mask vs. Mask Match : Konnan vs. Lord Humongous This is a feud that has been brewing for a while but didn't take long to reach the boiling point. Such was the hatred between these two that it was inevitable that something had to give. It came down to both men placing something valuable on the line, in Konnan's case it was the mask that represented his heritage of Latino wrestling. For Lord Humongous , it would be the hockey mask that was both his most distinctive feature and most effective weapon. Humongous loomed over Konnan and had a significant power advantage over him. Humongous seemed to be sadistically torment Konnan, tearing at his mask and trying to pull it over his eyes. But the always scrappy Konnan dug deep and started to make his comeback. Little by little, he would chip away at the Ayatollah Of Rock And Rolla, eventually taking him off his feet with a dropkick to the legs. Konnan immediately sprang on his back and started working on the straps of the hockey mask. Humongous frantically tried to get him off, but Konnan came at it until he got the mask off. Humongous started to freak out, doing everything he could to cover his face, and Konnan took advantage by placing the hockey mask on his fist and using it to pound away at Humongous' head. He eventually got Humongous doubled over, so he dropped the hockey mask on the mat and hit the Cradle DDT on Humongous on top of it, cracking the mask in half. One … two … THREE! Konnan had prevailed and Lord Humongous would no more wear the hockey mask. The crowd cheered Konnan and he reveled in his greatest victory yet. After the match, Percy Pringle tried to talk to Humongous as he stalked away from the ring, but Humongous was not listening, and had a look of sheer vicious fury on his face. What would come next for the no longer masked man? British Steel (Steven Regal & Robbie Brookside) vs. The Bomb Squad (Chris Candido & Al Snow) These two teams have been on two different trajectories for the last long while. While the Bomb Squad had some success as part of the now dissolved Hollywood Knights, they have really caught fire as part of the Knights Templar. The mentorship of Mr. Bob Backlund has given them focus, and Candido and Snow have managed a number of big wins. British Steel, on the other hand, have experienced a drastic decline since losing the Pacific Tag Team titles to the Midnight Express. They went on to a series of heartbreaking losses, both tag matches and singles , and the relationship between Regal and Brookside has gotten increasingly strained. The two were barely looking at each other as they came out to the ring, but when the bell rang, they did their best to work together. The Bomb Squad did all they could to capitalize on the fracture, tagging in and out and taunting the Englishmen throughout the match. Regal eventually got to the point where he started working the match on his own, ignoring Brookside and getting more and more violent. Things got to the breaking point when the Bomb Squad were double teaming Regal. Candido went for a running crossbody on Regal, but Regal ducked and Candido hit the ref. Regal started unloading on Snow with lefts and rights, driving him to his knees. Determined to do as much damage as possible, Regal went and got a ringside chair and brought it in, clearly looking to do something horrific to Snow. But when he got back in the ring, he found Brookside had interposed himself between Regal and Snow. Brookside held out his arms, begging Regal not to do something he could never take back. Regal paused, as if realizing he was at a crossroads. He stared at Brookside for a long time …. then shook his head and dropped the chair. Brookside wrapped his arms around Regal, holding him. The fans cheered, glad that Regal had pulled himself back from the bring just in time. It was at this moment that Candido tried to capitalize on the distraction by sneaking up on the reconciled friends. Almost by instinct, Snow and Regal whirled around and hit him with a double boot to the midsection. They swiftly followed up with the Lawbreaker (double slingshot belly to back suplex) and covered him. The ref had by then recovered enough to make the count, and the losing streak had come to an emotional end. The crowd celebrated along with British Steel, and it looks like bright things are back for the popular English duo. Pacific Light Heavyweight Title Match : Black Tiger © vs. Masanobu Fuchi After the drama of the previous match, there was a bit of a break before the action got back under way. Black Tiger has been a fighting champion, taking on challengers from both sides of the aisle in matches that have consistently been highlights of PCW house shows. Tonight , he would face off against the skilled Japanese star Masanobu Fuchi. Much of this match took place on the mat, with Fuchi attempting to catch Tiger in a series of submission holds, and Black Tiger calling on his considerable counter wrestling abilities to escape. Fuchi came close on a number of occasions, but Black Tiger was canny enough to find a way out of his traps, and eventually was able to execute the Black Tiger Bomb for the win. Another victory in a legendary title run for Black Tiger. Fit Finlay vs. Buddy Rose Fit Finlay left the Playboy Club on incredibly bad terms, and ever since has taken every opportunity he good to get his licks in on Buddy Rose. Tonight, they would be one on one, with none of the Playboy Club or any of Finlay's friends there to get involved. Rose was understandable apprehensive about facing off against the Belfast Bruiser, but Finlay didn't give him any say in the matter, Finlay went right after Rose with unrestrained fury, blistering him with lefts and rights. Rose used his considerable powers of evasion to do everything he could to avoid Finlay's attack, but Finlay was relentless. Eventually, Finlay had Rose trapped in the corner, unleashing all of his pent up aggression. The ref tried to get between the two of them, but got knocked to the ground for his troubles. Rose proceeded to go for his usual stratagem, reaching into his trunks and pulling out a set of brass knucks. But then, something unusual happened. Instead of using the knucks on Finlay, he tossed them at him, and the Fighting Irishman caught them, staring at them in confusion. Seeing that the ref had recovered, Rose fell down on his knees, begging Finlay not to hurt him. Seeing this and the brass knucks in Finlay's hand, the ref immediately called for the bell, disqualifying Finlay. The Belfast Bruiser protested, but the ref wasn't interested in listening. Rose was giggling and pointing to his temple, then immediately changed to a fearful look when the ref looked at him. Finlay had given it his all, but the Playboy had outfoxed him. Pacific Tag Team Title Match : The Midnight Express © vs. Black Gold (Steve Blackman & Shane Douglas) The Midnight Express, in one form or another, have held the Pacific Tag Team Titles for quite some time. To their credit, they have faced a wide variety of challenger, but have held onto the titles by hook or by crook. Lately, they have been dealing with the dual challenges of Black Gold and the Rainbow Warriors, with both of them getting closer and closer to taking the prize for themselves. Blackman and Douglas were set on making sure that tonight would be their night. Jim Cornette's men didn't seem to think much of the chances of the Army, having a cocky and dismissive air in the early stages of the match. But the challengers were not about to be taken lightly, going all out against the Express and catching them off guard on a number of occasions. The champions did all they could to put down their challenge, but Douglas and Blackman could not be kept down for long. The Midnights thought they had them dead to rights when they had Douglas set up for the Double Goozle. But Blackman was able to grab Douglas' arm and pull him out of the way, and the Midnights ended up tangled up in confusion. Blackman waited until Eaton was lined up then hit him with the running Bicycle Kick. As he went for the cover, Lane tried to break it up, but found himself waylaid by Douglas. One … two … THREE!!!! Cornette was aghast as Black Gold were now crowned Pacific Tag Team Champions. The fans were jubilant as the two young wrestlers who had come so far together in their time in Pacific Coast Wrestling had now achieved the ultimate prize in the territory's tag team division. Pacific Heavyweight Title Match : Barry Windham © vs. Nick Bockwinkel It was now time for the main event, the most anticipated match of the weekend. Both men had a long road to this match. Bockwinkel had tough matches with all of the other members of the Brigade. Windham , in turn , had come off a series of draining and brutal challenges from Mr. Bob Backlund and the One Man Gang. While he was coming in worse for wear, Windham was clearly not going to go down without a fight. Windham and Bockwinkel quickly got down to it, and the match had all of the makings of a classic. Bockwinkel as a considerable challenge, with his incredible skill and cunning coming close to getting the better of Windham on a number of occasions. But Windham has proved himself time and again of being a worthy champ, and his athletic ability and talent did him well in surviving Bock's attacks. The two battled long and hard, and the fans were riveted with every minute that passed. Then, after a long war, chaos broke out. Mr. Bob Backlund, Gary Young, Chris Candido and Al Snow made their way to the ring , clearly with malicious intent. But before they could execute whatever their plan was, Konnan, Ron Simmons and the Dingo Warrior raced out to intercept them. The two groups did battle at ringside, the ref tried to create some kind of order. But while he was so distracted, it was then that things took a turn for the worse, a huge figure dove into the ring from the other side. It was the One Man Gang, wielding a chain. Gang clobbered Windham with the chain, then hit a quick running splash on him before rolling out of the ring. When the ref turned around, Bockwinkle had Windham pinned in a Double Leg Cradle. One … two … THREE!!!! NO! After everything he had gone through, Windham's title reign had ended through treachery. The crowd and the other Brigade members gasped in astonished disappointment. Bockwinkel had an insufferably smug look on his face as he put the championship belt around his waist. Whether the fans like it or not, Bockwinkel was now the Pacific Heavyweight Champion.
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    I keep thinking of Backlund and Burke as being these wise old vets at this point. And then I looked up and realized that they were both in their late 30s
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    ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS

    PCW drops Mr. Hito and picks up Doug Furnas.
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    Pacific Championship Wrestling Seattle Showdown from the Kingdome, Seattle, Night One Leo Burke vs. Rick Gantner The Kingdome was jam packed with PCW fans who were all excited to see 2 great nights of wrestling action. The first night kicked off with the veteran Burke facing one half of the Wild Bulls. Burke and US Steel have had several scraps with the Bulls, and a fair amount of aggression has built up between them. Gantner was bigger and more powerful, landing some devastating blows. But the experience and resilience of Burke proved to be the deciding factor, as he was able to let the more hostile Gantner tire himself out and get him in position for the Sleeper Hold. Gantner found himself trapped in the middle of the ring and with no choice but to tap out. Just goes to show that you should never overlook a veteran wrestler. Ron Garvin & John Tenta vs. Ed Wiskowski & Cannonball Grizzly Since his return to Pacific Coast Wrestling, Garvin has formed a fast friendship with Fit Finlay, as well as taken young John Tenta under his wing. The three of them have had many battles in their feud with the Playboy Club, with this match putting them across the ring from Buddy Rose's two top lieutenants. The two teams had a ferocious battle, with plenty of moves that looked like they might smash the very ring to pieces. Grizzly proved his value to the Club by sneaking into the ring and ambushing Garvin with an Avalanche in the corner. This left Garvin vulnerable a face first piledriver from Wiskowski, giving the match to the Playboy Club. That said, I don't think we have seen the last of this feud. Owen Hart vs. Chavo Guerrero After losing the California Title to Bob Backlund, Owen Hart took some time off to tend to his injuries, and since his return, has focused mainly on tag matches with his older brother Bret. He was determined to show he was back and better than ever as he did battle with the firstborn of the Guerrero Brothers. Chavo was not to be taken lightly, and the two had a fast paced battle that thrilled the fans. The match looked like it could have gone either way, but Owen was able to go up top and hit the moonsault that gave him the victory. Owen is definitely back and on track. Falls Count Anywhere Match : Cactus Jack vs. Sabu The wild thing of the Army and the craziest member of the Crazy Gang have had so many chaotic brawls that it seemed that the ring just could not contain them. As a result, this match was booked where the entire Seattle Kingdome would be the arena. These two battled up and down the aisles, into the stands, even into the concession area, throwing everything that was not nailed down at each other. With all that, the match came terrifyingly close to ending actually in the ring. The two were slugging it out on the ring apron when Cactus clotheslined Sabu down to the ringside floor. Cactus then came running off the apron with an elbow drop that looked like it would crack Sabu's sternum and did quite a number on Cactus himself. Still, Cactus still had enough presence of mind to make the cover and get the three count. Strangely, Cactus then helped Sabu back up to his feet before heading back to the locker room. Dingo Warrior vs. Mr. Hito Dingo's seemingly unchallenged momentum in PCW came to a screeching halt at Aloha Spectacular with a countout loss to Japanese veteran Mr. Hito. Since then, Dingo has gotten some wins over Hito in tag team matches, but until tonight had not gotten the singles match he craved. Hito was all icy poise as he and Gary Hart made their to the ring. Dingo, on the other hand, made his usual full speed charge to the ring before shaking the ring ropes from the ring apron. But then things took a different turn. Instead of charging straight at Hito the moment he got in the ring like he did in their first match, the Dingo Warrior gave him a hard stare and pointed at him. For the first time, Hito looked unnerved as Dingo slowly pace towards him. He went for a few kicks on Dingo when he got into range, but the face painted one shook them off like they were mosquito bites. The two locked up, and Dingo shoved Hito very hard into the corner. They locked up again with the same result. Hito went in again, only to be flattened by a clothesline by the Warrior. When Hito was able to get back to his feet, another clothesline sent him back down again. Warrior unleashed all of his pent up frustration on Hito by way of a series of devastating power moves. He then hoisted Hito high above his head in a Gorilla Press, then slammed him and hit the running splash to finally put the match to rest. The Dingo Warrior had erased the shadow of his earlier lost and showed that he has truly arrived as a force to be reckoned with. Ron Simmons vs. Curtis Hughes Speaking of forces to be reckoned with, both the competitors in this match more than filled that description. In the year and a half in PCW, Ron Simmons has faced some of the biggest and baddest wrestling has to offer, and come out standing tall. Meanwhile, Ronnie P. Gossett's big roughneck Curtis "The Cat" Hughes has bowled over everyone who has crossed his path, to the immense glee of his rotund manager. The two went at in this match full force, with neither man giving way for long. The action wound up spilling to the outside, with the two slugging it out as the ref counted them out to a draw. The question as to which of the two is the toughest will have to be tabled for the moment. Billy Jack Haynes & Texas Red vs. John Tatum & Jack Victory Billy Jack Haynes has held a grudge against Jack Victory ever since the New Jersey native cheated his way into costing Haynes his return match to PCW. When Haynes finally got a rematch at Vegas Vengeance, he was once again deprived of a clear win by the interference of John Tatum. He came into this match locked in on getting his revenge against the pair of them. He was teamed up with his best friend, Texas Red, with his manager, Sunshine, by his side. For contrast, Tatum and Victory had neither their leader, Mr. Bob Backlund, nor any other members of the Knights Templar, having rubbed their fellow Knights the wrong way with their impious and irreverent attitudes. Billy Jack and Texas came out ready to go. But Tatum and Victory refused to be intimidated, fighting hard against their bigger opposition and synching up well as a team. The pair were able to escape a number of close calls, while getting a number of near falls of their own. It took considerable effort for Billy Jack to get Victory on his own and finally hit the shoulder breaker to score the pinfall. Billy Jack had finally gotten his decisive victory. After the match, both teams slapped palms and nodded in acknowledgement of a great match. They may not have the respect of the rest of the Knights Templar, but Tatum and Victory have earned the respect of Billy Jack Haynes, Texas Red, Sunshine, and the fans. US Steel vs. Ed Gantner This would be the other half of the Army/Wild Bulls duel, with the two big men of their teams squaring off in the ring. This was a battle of super heavyweights, with every shot and slam causing the ring to shake. This was a power wrestling showdown and it seemed like Steel just might make it when he tried to get Gantner up for the Steel Driver (front slam). But a wild swinging elbow from Gantner hit Steel in the face, causing Steel to drop the Wild Bull. Gantner then laid into Steel with several punches and kicks before hitting the Bull Hammer (running forearm smash to the face). That was enough to put Steel down for the three count and give the win to Gantner. Golden State Tag Team Title Match : Badd Company © vs. Tabarnak De Team (Big Jos Leduc & Pierre Carl Ouellet) These teams have had several matches, with TDT coming close but Badd Company managing to keep their titles just outside their grasp. TDT have put up a considerable challenge, with the energy of Ouellet being balanced by the experience of Leduc. Their toughness was matched in this bout by the speed and skill of Tanaka and Diamond. Gary Young's men had held onto the titles for quite some time, facing down many different challenges, and did everything they could to run TDT ragged. They tried to go for the kill when Tanaka had Ouellet in a waistlock to set him up for a superkick from Diamond. But Ouellet was able to reverse it and whip Tanaka into Diamond's kick. Ouellet then took down Diamond with a clothesline, and brought Leduc into the ring for the Clear Cut (Leduc put Diamond over his knee while Ouellet came off the top with a flying elbow smash). The ref counted one two three and Tabarnak De Team were the new Golden State Champs, to the cheers of the fans. 2/3 Falls Match : Art Barr vs. Eddie Guerrero These two second generation wrestlers may be in the first year of their career, but they have had a feud that has set the whole west coast ablaze. They have had plentiful battles, both singles and tag matches, with both men taking victories at different times. It all came down to this match, a 2/3 falls match to settle it all. Eddie Guerrero was the first one to the ring, coming out without any of his brothers as a show of his determination to prove himself. Barr came out alone, but his entrance was much different. Barr stormed the ring and immediately charged at Guerrero and took him down with a clothesline. Quick as a flash, he grabbed Eddie and planted him to the mat with a tombstone piledriver before going for the cover. Just like that, Barr had gone one up in the match. He then started punching the downed Guerrero, but the ref ordered him back into the corner to give Eddie time to recover for the second fall. The moment the ref restarted the match, Barr went right after Eddie, but Guerrero was ready this time. Guerrero was able to bring considerable counter wrestling skills, taught to him by his father and brothers, to stymie and frustrate Barr. After a long and thrilling showdown, there was a battle of rollups where Eddie was able to trap Barr with a Victory Roll and get a three count. The match was all even, and Barr started to get more reckless, more desperate. He kept taking bigger and bigger chances, but it looked like it would all pay off when he thrust kicked Guerrero to the mat before going up top for his trademark Frog Splash. At the very last moment, Eddie rolled just out of the pay, causing Barr to land hard on mat. Eddie was able to pull himself to his feet, then bodyslammed Barr back to the mat before going up top. This time, Barr would not be able to escape and Eddie landed on him with his own Frog Splash. The ref counted three and that was it. Eddie Guerrero had prevailed in an epic battle of two rising superstars. After the match, Barr was furious and kicked and threw several ringside chairs before stalking off to the locker room. Title Vs. Title, Submission Title vs. California Title Match : Dan Severn vs. Bob Backlund This would be one of the most heavily anticipated matches of the night. In a previous match, Backlund had so badly beaten Severn's friend and partner Jeff Jarrett that Jarrett has not been able to wrestle until his return at Seattle Showdown. This has so infuriated Severn that he would do anything to get his hands on Backlund, ultimately putting his own Submission Title on the line against Backlund's own California Title. Severn was staring daggers at Backlund as the introductions were made, then went straight after the former world champion. Backlund initially seemed overwhelmed by his younger opponent, with Severn landing several jarring takedowns and suplexes. Severn came close to cinching in several different submission holds, but Backlund was always able to escape. He even had Backlund in a Boston Crab, only Backlund was able to reach the ropes to break the hold. It was then that Backlund sprang his trap. So intent was Severn on forcing Backlund to submit, he had burned himself out early. Although he had been in a recent war with Barry Windham, Backlund still had plenty left in the tank, while Severn's needle was perilously close to E. Backlund was then able to stretch Severn in a series of excruciating arm takedowns and locks, a situation that the Beast was not used to being in. Smelling blood in the water, Backlund pounced, procuring the Cross Face Chicken Wing on Severn. Severn struggled mightily, but was in the middle of the ring and far from salvation. He had no choice but to tap out. The fans were aghast, as now Backlund was both California and Submission Title. Gary Young, Chris Candido and Al Snow all joined him in the ring as he held both belts over his head in triumph. Pacific Television Title Cage Match : Big Bubba Rogers © vs. Tony St. Clair Since he defeated Bam Bam Bigelow for the TV title last year, Big Bubba Rogers has held onto the belt with an iron grip. His manager, Jim Cornette, has been endlessly gloating about his main man's dominance, and his egotistical pride has thus far been justified. But "Tough" Tony St. Clair has looked increasingly like the personal kryptonite of the Louisville Slugger. Little by little, St. Clair has been chipping away at Big Bubba, getting a number of countout wins without taking the title. This brings us to the result of having this settled in a steel cage, where there would be no chance of a countout. This would play into St. Clair's hands, but at the same time, he would be penned in the cage with the titanic Rogers. Neither man held anything back, with both men ending up busted open against the unyielding walls of the cage. The pair had a ferocious war, and both men showed increasing wear and tear as the match wore on. It seemed like it would be another successful defense for Rogers when he whipped St. Clair into the ropes for the Big Bubba Slam. But St. Clair grabbed onto the cage as he went in, stopping his momentum. He then came roaring out of the blocks with the spinning forearm smash, knocking Rogers off his feet. One … two … THREE!!!! The crowd exploded in approval as Tony St. Clair had pulled off the seemingly impossible feat of unseating Big Bubba Rogers as TV champ. Jim Cornette was having a fit outside the cage, but the British Lion reigned supreme as Night One came to an end. On to Night Two!
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    1988 Rookie List

    Wondering about the Jason Jordan on this list. There is the Jason Jordan who was Chad Gable's partner who was born in 1988. Is this some other Jason Jordan? I am unable to find a record of any other wrestler by that name.
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    Oy vey, missed another one from Night 1 Ron Garvin & John Tenta vs. Ed Wiskowski & Cannonball Grizzly
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    Whoops, missed a match, for Night 1 Title Vs. Title, Submission Title vs. California Title Match : Dan Severn vs. Bob Backlund
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    The full lineup for Seattle Showdown has now been released. Coming from the Kingdome, it will once again bee a 2 night spectacular. Night One Leo Burke vs. Rick Gantner Ron Garvin & John Tenta vs. Ed Wiskowski & Cannonball Grizzly Owen Hart vs. Chavo Guerrero Falls Count Anywhere Match : Cactus Jack vs. Sabu Dingo Warrior vs. Mr. Hito Ron Simmons vs. Curtis Hughes Billy Jack Haynes & Texas Red vs. John Tatum & Jack Victory US Steel vs. Ed Gantner Golden State Tag Team Title Match : Badd Company (c) vs. Tabarnak De Team (Big Jos Leduc & Pierre Carl Ouellet) 2/3 Falls Match : Art Barr vs. Eddie Guerrero Title Vs. Title, Submission Title vs. California Title Match : Dan Severn vs. Bob Backlund Pacific Television Title Cage Match : Big Bubba Rogers (c) vs. Tony St. Clair Night 2 Bret Hart vs. Hector Guerrero Curt Hennig vs. The One Man Gang Jeff Jarrett vs. Mando Guerrero The Rainbow Warriors (Vic Steamboat & Brian Adams) vs. A Mystery Team Brian Pillman vs. Gary Young Jim Neidhart vs. Maxx Payne Mask vs. Mask Match : Konnan vs. Lord Humongous British Steel (Steven Regal & Robbie Brookside) vs. The Bomb Squad (Chris Candido & Al Snow) Pacific Light Heavyweight Title Match : Black Tiger (c) vs. Masanobu Fuchi Fit Finlay vs. Buddy Rose Pacific Tag Team Title Match : The Midnight Express (c) vs. Black Gold (Steve Blackman & Shane Douglas) Pacific Heavyweight Title Match : Barry Windham (c) vs. Nick Bockwinkel
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling

    Pacific Coast Wrestling Show from the UCSB Event Center, Santa Barbara, May 22nd Cactus Jack vs. Eddie Guerrero Eddie has had a grueling weekend, first with a intense battle with Steven Regal yesterday, and now he has to face his rival Art Barr's best friend Cactus Jack. To his credit, Eddie gave the man from Truth Or Consequences a determined fight before going down to the side Russian Legsweep. Brett & Owen Hart vs. John Tatum & Jack Victory Both of these teams are really coming into their own of late, resulting in a tense and highly competitive bout that wound up going to a 20 minute time limit draw Leo Burke vs. Curtis Hughes The veteran Burke really took it to Ronnie P. Gossett's Big Cat, pushing him to the limit before Hughes was finally able to hit the Cat's Claw (modified side slam onto the knee) for the win Billy Jack Haynes, Texas Red & Fit Finlay vs. The Bomb Squad (Chris Candido & Al Snow) & Gary Young Once again, Billy Jack, this time with his good friends teaming with him, did battle with the Knight's Templar, with both sides coming close to taking the match before Finlay was able to pin Snow after the Tombstone Piledriver Tabarnak De Tam (Big Jos Leduc & Pierre Carl Ouellet) & John Tenta vs. Badd Company & Mr. Hito Another exciting six man tag match, with TDT hitting the Clear Cut (Leduc put Tanaka over his knee while Ouellet came off the top with a flying elbow smash) to score a major victory for their team California Title Match : Bob Backlund © vs. Brian Pillman Backlund has faced some tough challenges in his time as California champ, but the former Cincinnati Bengal gave him is greatest test yet. Flyin' Brian ferociously fought his way out of any attempt to put him in the Cross Face Chicken Wing and laid into Backlund with blistering chops, along with his trademark high flying moves. Backlund kept his cool, but you could tell he was trying to figure out how to get the best of his young challenger. It wound up coming down to a battle of rollups, and Backlund came out on top with his namesake Backlund Bridge. After the match , Backlund held out his hand to Pillman. Pillman was wary before cautiously offering his own hand, but Backlund was offering a sincere show of respect and shook his hand before leaving the ring.
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling show from the LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles, on ESPN / TSN Pacific Super Cards, May 21st Art Barr vs. Sabu A ferocious battle between two young light heavyweights that ended when Barr hit the Frog Splash for the win Steven Regal vs. Eddie Guerrero Regal has been increasingly frayed with the current losing streak of British Steel and was looking to take his frustrations out on his opponent. But Eddie Guerrero is nobody's punching bag and threw down just as hard against the young Englishman. The result was a fierce and chaotic battle that wound up being declared a no contest by the ref when the two would not stop brawling. Ron Garvin vs. Buddy Rose The Playboy was just barely able to duck the Hands Of Stone Punch, and countered with a roll up assisted by a fistful of trunks to score the pinfall Ron Simmons & Dingo Warrior vs. Chavo & Mando Guerrero A classic duel of power vs skill, the Guerreros running Simmons and Dingo ragged but the two powerhouses making every shot they landed count with devastating effect. Simmons was finally able to catch Chavo in the Spinebuster Slam, getting an incredibly hard fought win Curt Hennig vs. Nick Bockwinkel This would be the second go round for these two, with Hennig drawing a line in the sand and doing everything he could to keep Bockwinkel for getting a shot against his good friend Barry Windham. Bockwinkel threw everything he had at Hennig, but the young Minnesotan refused to go down. The match took a turn when Hennig went for the Ax Lariat, only for Bock to duck and Hennig hit the ref instead. With the ref down, Bockwinkel made the desperation move of tossing Hennig out of the ring. That's when things got truly strange. As Hennig started to get to his feet, Gary Young of all people snuck down to ringside and ambushed him, driving him head first into the ringsteps then hitting a brutal DDT onto the concrete. He then threw the unconscious Hennig into the ring and ran back to the locker room. For the first time since his arrival in PCW, Bockwinkel seemed caught off guard, but ultimately decided not to look a gift horse in the mouth. He rolled up Hennig in a double leg cradle and the ref came to his senses and made the three count. Regardless of how it came about, Bockwinkel was going to face Barry Windham at Seattle Showdown for the Pacific Heavyweight Title. Pacific Tag Team Title Match : The Midnight Express © vs. The Rainbow Warriors (Vic Steamboat & Brian Adams) Another epic battle between these two teams that went to the champs when they hit the Double Goozle on Steamboat. Pacific Heavyweight Title Chain Match : Barry Windham © vs. One Man Gang A brutal, bloody battle with both men getting busted open. After taking an hellacious pounding, Windham wrapped the chain around Gang's head and hit a running bulldog headlock to finally put the big man down. Windham had defended his title, but at what cost?
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    Pacific Wrestling Showcase from the Olympic Auditorium , Los Angeles , on ESPN / TSN, May 20th Billy Jack Haynes vs. Chris Candido Ever since his return to PCW with Sunshine by his side, Billy Jack Haynes has been a force to be reckoned with. But he still bears a grudge from losing his return match with Jack Victory. Any time he has had him in his sights, the big New Jersey native has slipped out of his grasp. Even when he has gotten wins, it has usually been over Victory's partner John Tatum. Billy Jack was looking to take out his frustrations on the first member of the Knights Templar to step in the ring with him, and it was Chris Candido who drew the short straw. The former Light Heavyweight Champ tried his best, but Billy Jack just plain overwhelmed him, pinning him after a shoulder breaker. If I were Jack Victory, I would be actively concerned. Cactus Jack & Art Barr vs. John Tatum & Jack Victory Speaking of Victory and Tatum, they certainly had a struggle on their hands with the young wild things of the Army, Cactus and Barr. In spite of the efforts of the other members of the Army to put some space between the two, they kept teaming together and encouraging each other's reckless sides. Both teams fought like wildcats, with Cactus knocking Tatum out of the ring with the Cactus Clothesline. This left Barr in the ring with Victory, and they had a crazed showdown until the Victory-Plex gave the match to the Knights Templar. In spite of the loss, Cactus had a maniacal grin on his face as he helped his partner from the ring, and even in his dazed condition, Barr had a similar grin that would give chills. Interview : Frank Bonnema stands in the ring Bonnema : Ladies and gentlemen, my next guests are always figures of controversy in Pacific Coast Wrestling … Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express! The crowd explodes in boos, which only provokes laughter in Cornette and the Midnights as they head to the ring. Big Bubba Rogers doesn't so much as crack a smile as he follows them out. Bonnema : Well, Jim Cornette, you certainly seem to be in an especially jovial mood. Cornette : Let me tell you, Freewheelin' Frank, I have plenty of reasons to have a smile on my face. It's clear sailing for my men. The Midnight Express are Pacific Tag Team champs, my main man Big Bubba is the TV champ, and no one is even close to taking that away from us! We are the uncontested kings of the hill! Bonnema : But you have to be at least somewhat concerned about Seattle Showdown coming up in a week. The Midnight Express will have to defend against Black Gold, and Big Bubba Rogers will have to put his title on the line against Tony St. Clair. Cornette : I don't see any cause for concern at all. We have beaten Fool's Gold with ease and Seattle Showdown will be no different. And Tony St. Clair has had his chance at Big Bubba and has proved that he just can't get the job done. Bonnema : But what about the fact that the TV title will be held inside a steel cage? At this news, Cornette explodes, and for the first time , Big Bubba has a look of consternation on his face. Cornette : WHAT? WHAT? That's not fair! This is an outrage! I am going to get my mother's lawyers right now and put a stop to this … this … this fiasco! Come along, men! And with that, Cornette and his men storm out of the ring. Leo Burke & US Steel vs. The Wild Bulls (Ed & Rick Gantner) These two teams have faced off before, in both tag action and singles matches, and there has been a growing sense of bad blood between the Army and Ronnie P. Gossett's team. This led to a battle between four bruisers that came close to completely breaking down on a number of occasions before Ed hit the Bull Hammer (running forearm smash to the face) on Burke. A hard fought victory, but one that left its mark on the competitors. Robbie Brookside vs. Lord Humongous Hoo , boy. Lord Humongous was in no mood to trifle as he stormed the ring and levelled Brookside with a clothesline. He then battered him with hockey mask headbutts before planting him to the mat with a chokeslam. Even then , he wasn't finished, hauling brookside to his feet and then executing a Power Bomb to get the pinfall. Not satisfied with that, he landed several running legdrops on the unconscious Brookside until the ref threatened him with suspension. A tough break for Brookside, but I think that Konnan will be a much tougher nut for Humongous to crack. Barry Windham & Curt Hennig vs. Bob Backlund & Gary Young Backlund has had some epic matches with Windham of late, but for some reason in this match he and his top lieutenant focused most of their attention on Hennig. They relentlessly worked over Curt and did all they could to keep him from tagging in Windham. Young was very close to hitting the DDT on Hennig, but Hennig blocked it, then countered with the Cradle Suplex for the pinfall. Young was quite upset after the match, but Backlund was seen whispering in his ear as they returned to the locker room.
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling show from the Selland Arena, Fresno, May 15th Cactus Jack vs. John Tatum Cactus was all over Tatum and nearly pulled out the win until he recklessly ran right into a Superkick that gave the match to Tatum Submission Title Match : Dan Severn © vs. Mando Guerrero Severn was in no mood to mess around, flattening Mando with a series of jarring suplexes before trapping him in a Boston Crab to force the submission. I'd hate to be Bob Backlund when Severn finally catches up to him. Ron Simmons & Dingo Warrior vs. Mr. Hito & Masanobu Fuchi Dingo clotheslined Hito into a belly to back suplex by Simmons for the win Pacific Tag Team Title Match : The Midnight Express © vs. British Steel (Steven Regal & Robbie Brookside) The Midnight Express won by DQ when Regal grabbed Jim Cornette's racquet and started whalloping Bobby Eaton with it. Brookside tried to pull him off, and the two started an argument that broke down into shoving until Tony St. Clair and Black Tiger ran out and separated the two. Pacific Light Heavyweight Title Match : Black Tiger © vs. Brian Pillman Another exciting match between the two that ended when Tiger pinned Pillman after a Victory Roll Pacific Television Title Match : Big Bubba Rogers © vs. Tony St. Clair St. Clair won by countout when he ran off the ring apron and hit a running forearm on Rogers on the floor. Big Bubba remained TV Champ.
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    Pacific Coast Wrestling show from the Cow Palace , San Francisco, on Pacific Super Cards, May 14th Billy Jack Haynes & Texas Red vs. The Wild Bulls (Ed & Rick Gantner) This match between four big broncos had plenty of hard hitting, smash mouth action. Red pulled out the win with the Tombstone Piledriver on Rick Gantner. Art Barr vs. Jack Victory Victory pinned Barr with the Victory-Plex Tabarnak De Team (Big Jos Leduc & Pierre Carl Ouellet) vs. Hector & Eddie Guerrero Eddie went for a Frog Splash on Ouellet , but Ouellet rolled out of the way and Eddie went crashing into the mat. Leduc came into the ring and hit an Elbow Drop on Eddie to get the pinfall. John Tenta, Fit Finlay & Ron Garvin vs. Buddy Rose, Ed Wiskowski & Cannonball Grizzly Finlay gave a vicious low blow kick on Rose right in front of the ref, leading to a DQ decision. California Title Match : Bob Backlund © vs. Owen Hart Owen finally got a rematch and came very close on a number of occasions to pinning the champ, but Backlund was finally able to put his shoulders to the mat with the Backlund Bridge Pacific Heavyweight Title Match : Barry Windham © vs. One Man Gang This was a long, bloody brawl with both men getting busted open. The match went for a long time and ended in DQ when Gang hit Windham with his chain.
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    Pacific Wrestling Showcase from the Oakland Alameda County Arena, Oakland, on ESPN / TSN, May 13th Cactus Jack vs. Gary Young Gary Young's first run in PCW was fairly undistinguished, but ever since his return as Mr. Bob Backlund's right hand man in the Knights Templar, he has become a force to be reckoned with. While Brian Pillman has been gunning hard for a second shot at him, tonight Young would face one of the wild things of the Army, Cactus Jack. Backlund was in Young's corner providing his usual brand of solemn moral support. For the first time in a long while, Young seemed uncertain of himself, faced with the reckless and unconventional man from Truth Or Consequences. Cactus got a number of near falls on Young that got gasps from the crowd. Young was able to stay the course and keep his calm, luring Cactus into a DDT that got the three count. A hard fought victory, but one that left its mark on Young, who came away with a black eye and was bleeding from the mouth from Cactus' furious offense. Black Gold (Steve Blackman & Shane Douglas) & Art Barr vs. Chavo, Hector & Eddie Guerrero Speaking of Cactus Jack, it seems like his comrades in the Army are doing everything they can to keep him apart from Art Barr. Even Cactus' old friend Shane Douglas seems to be at a loss to try to keep Cactus and Barr from going off the page in every match where they team together. Even without Cactus in the match, Blackman and Douglas were having difficulty wrangling their junior partner. It certainly didn't help that Barr would have his personal nemesis , Eddie Guerrero, facing him across the ring. Chavo and Hector also seemed to be at their wits end trying to keep Eddie under control. Eddie kept charging into the match , heedless of the wishes of his older brothers, and wound up charging right into a bicycle kick from Blackman that gave the match to the Army. As per usual, Barr and Eddie had to be held back by their older partners from going after each other post match. These kids today, huh? John Tenta vs. Mr. Hito In his short time in PCW, big John Tenta has been a dominant force up and down the coast. Even though Tenta towered over him, Mr. Hito was not intimidated by the former Sumo wrestler. The Japanese veteran was able to dodge Tenta's attempt to grapple with him, all the while lacing into Tenta's legs with brutal kicks. Hito was able to stagger Tenta, and it looked like his tactics were paying off. But then Tenta managed the seemingly impossible feat of hitting a standing dropkick on Hito that sent him to the mat. He followed up with an elbow drop, then after a couple of side belly to belly suplexes, he hit the Big Quake for the win. Golden State Tag Team Title Match : Badd Company © vs. British Steel (Steven Regal & Robbie Brookside) The decline in the fortunes of British Steel have had a deleterious (TM Mr. Bob Backlund) effect on the mental health of Regal and Brookside. Regal in particular has been uncharacteristically aggressive of late, and this showed in this match. He even ended up wrestling much of the match on his own, in spite of Brookside imploring him to tag out. This came to a head when Pat Tanaka ducked under an attempted running forearm by Regal, and Regal hit the ref by mistake. The ref immediately called for the DQ, further infuriating Regal. Regal wanted to keep after Badd Company, but Diamond and Tanaka wisely retreated with Gary Hart to the locker room. Brookside was still trying to calm him down as they left the ring. Interview : Frank Bonnema stands in the ring Bonnema : Ladies and gentlemen, my next guest is on a campaign to take the Pacific Heavyweight Title … Nick Bockwinkel. The crowd booed loudly as Bockwinkel made his entrance, mixed with some cheers from his die hard fans. Bock's trademark smirk and strut seem a bit more restrained as he joins Bonnema in the ring. Bonnema : Nick Bockwinkel, your path to a title shot has hit something of a roadblock in your inability to get past Curt Hennig. Bockwinkel : A temporary setback, nothing more. I faced off with his father, Larry Hennig, more than once, and it is no surprise that young Curt is of a similar caliber. He is certainly a tough nut to crack, but he will crack. By Seattle Showdown, I will have earned my shot at Barry Windham. Bonnema : Speaking of Barry Windham, you recently interfered in one of his matches, but you actually cost Mr. Bob Backlund his chances of winning Barry Windham's title. Care to explain? As if on cue, any answer Bockwinkel might have given is cut off by a commotion at the back. Mr. Bob Backlund and the rest of the Knights Templar walk out to the ring. They all have the same stern expressions on their faces, except for John Tatum and Jack Victory at the back of the line, who seem to be making jokes to each other and cracking up, earning dirty looks from the rest of the Knights. Backlund : Frank Bonnema has raised a very good question, *Mister* Bockwinkel. You chose to interfere in my business, and by extension, in the business of the Knights Templar. This is not something we take lightly. So I am going to give you a chance to explain … and I strongly recommend that you choose your words quite carefully. Bockwinkel : Bob … Mr. Backlund. I'll get straight to the point. Don't you have enough on your plate as it is? You already have the California Title to defend. You have Dan Severn after your head. And you seem to have your own house to keep in order. (Bockwinkel gives John Tatum a significant look. Tatum pouts in reply.) But you are an intelligent man, and I wouldn't dream of insulting your intelligence. The reason I interfered is simple. I want the Heavyweight Title for myself, and if you win it, it will be that much more difficult for me to get another shot. I've put a lot of work and planning in getting that shot, and I am not about to let it slip away just so you can add another trophy to your case. So I took matters into my own hands. So, what do you intend to do about it? Backlund : Bockwinkel … your candor is, I must say , refreshing. I thought for a second you might try to imply you were doing some sort of favor. The fact is, Bockwinkel, that your reputation precedes you. You have a wealth of experience and skill. You have your prestige. You have considerable credentials. But you are alone. If I want to make it so, the Knights Templar could make your life very difficult. (Bockwinkel frowns and balls up his fists, ready for anything.) But I don't want to. You raise some good points. I do have more than a few plates spinning right now. So I will do you a favor. Just this once, I will let this slide … only once. There will be no retaliation. Go get your title shot with the blessings of the Knights Templar. But in exchange, I expect you to do me a favor. Should you be successful in your quest for the Pacific Heavyweight Title … you will then give me a shot at your title. Just you and me for the belt. Do we have a deal? Bockwinkel pauses, then replies. Bockwinkel : Mr. Bockwinkel … we have a deal! The two men shake hands, and the world just got a little darker. Curt Hennig, Konnan & Ron Simmons vs. Maxx Payne, Lord Humongous & Sabu It seems like the Brigade and the Crazy Gang have been at war forever, but Konnan and Lord Humongous have been taking it to a whole new dimension. Humongous is relentless in going after Konnan, tearing at his mask and bruising him with hockey mask assisted headbutts. Konnan fought back furiously , managing to take the huge Humongous down with a big clothesline. Konnan's fellow Brigade members were able to take the match when Simmons pinned Sabu with a Spinebuster Slam, but the two masked men kept at it long after the end of the match. Something needs to be done to settle things between these two once and for all.
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