Pacific Wrestling Showcase from the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, on ESPN / TSN , October 4th
Leo Burke, Gypsy Joe & The Hart Brothers vs. Jake Roberts, "Diamond" Timothy Flowers & The Starr "Cousins"
Timothy Flowers just hasn't had any good luck of late, and that downward trend certainly continued in this match. Burke, Gypsy and the Harts were all over him throughout the match, with Flowers unable to make the tag to get some respite. Jake Roberts was giving him a disgusted look during the course of the match, eventually giving the Starr's orders to make no effort to tag in. Flowers eventually went down to a nasty running uppercut from Gypsy Joe that meant the end of the match. Roberts came in the ring right afterwards and helped up Flowers, only to take him down again with a DDT. Evidently the Diamond Starr Corporation are done, as the only response from his now former partners was a look of contempt from Ron Starr and snickering from Chicky. But the humiliation was not done for Flowers, as the moment Roberts and the Starrs left the ring, the Fabulous Freebirds rushed the ring and plucked the big gold ring from his hand. After Michael Hayes put the ring on his own finger, the three Freebirds viciously put the boots to Flowers until security cleared them out. In the end, poor Flowers ended up being taken out of the ring on a stretcher.
AWA Pacific Television Title Match : Terry Taylor © vs. Super Strong Machine
For all of his questionable tactics, Terry Taylor has been ducking no challengers as TV Champion. His latest challenge would be the always tough Japanese superstar, Super Strong Machine. Machine clearly had no time for Taylor's shenanigans as he was all business , going right after Taylor with blistering chops and jarring kicks. Taylor was on the defensive early but took the low road to get back the advantage, going after Machine's mask by tearing and pulling at it to distract him. This ultimately enraged Machine, who started going after Taylor full bore, but this wound up playing into Taylor's hands. Taylor lured him into a vicious knee shot to the midsection, which set up Machine for a Fivearm and the wrong side of the referee's count. Say what you will for Taylor's change of methods, but they have certainly gotten results.
Texas Red vs. Dick Slater
The feud between the Marauders and the tandem of Billy Jack Haynes and Texas Red just keeps rolling on in this singles match. Both men had their partners in their corner but seemed laser focused on each other. Slater seems to be one of the few wrestlers not intimidated by Red, as he went after the towering Texan with both guns blazing. Red fought back with equal intensity and the battle went back and forth. It looked like Slater just might pull it off until Red sent him down hard to the mat with a flying lariat. He then dragged up Slater to get him ready for his dreaded Heart Punch, only to be clipped from behind by Matt Borne. The ref called for the DQ and the Marauders worked over Red's leg until Haynes dashed into the ring to run them off. Billy Jack helped Red up, but the Texan was clearly limping as he returned to the locker room.
The Vachon Brothers vs. The Royal Family
The Vachons are coming off their brutal feud with the Assassins, and the nasty Antipodean duo of Boyd and Morgan were clearly not going to let the brothers catch their breath in this match. Both sides went at it fast and furious, with the match threatening to break down into complete chaos several times. Things finally fell apart when the ref tried to get in between Mad Dog and Rip Morgan and getting slugged by both men for his troubles. Despite the double DQ finish, both sides wanted to keep going. Looks like the Vachons might have gone straight from the frying pan to the fire and , strangely enough, they seem to like it that way.
Hulk Hogan vs. Larry Zbyszko
After spending the last while taking pot shots at Hogan while hiding behind Nord The Barbarian, Larry Z would have no such safety net this time out. With Nord sent packing last week, Larry would have to face the Hulkster all by himself. While he did have his manager KY Wakamatsu in his corner, Larry was clearly quaking in his boots when Hogan came out. He did everything he could to put off locking up with him, but Hogan finally caught with him and started tossing him around the ring. Larry kept trying to come back with short cut moves but Hogan would not be held off by that for long. Larry finally caught a lucky break when he ducked under an Axe Bomber which hit the ref. He tried to take advantage of this, but a big fist from Hogan sent him to the mat. Then Wakamatsu came into the ring but Hogan sent him and his megaphone out with violent force. But then, out of nowhere , a mysterious man appeared in the ring behind Hogan. The Hulkster turned around to face him, only to catch a face full of green mist! Hogan staggered around until the mystery man caught him on the chin with a lightning quick spin kick and Hulk went down. Larry crawled over and covered him, and the ref had recovered enough to count the one two three. Larry Zbyszko just beat Hulk Hogan! The crowd was in shock as Larry, Wakamatsu and the mystery man dashed out of the ring before Hogan could come to his senses, but you just know that the Hulkster will be out for vengeance, and soon.