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AWA All-Star Wrestling on ESPN / TSN for September 6th


Brad Armstrong vs. Robb Zbacnic


While she had initially kept to the background, Sunshine has quietly assembled quite the army of late. Not only does she have the Southern Tag champions Badd Company under her wing, but has lately allied herself with Al Perez, bringing her both the Southern Title and the Six Man Tag Titles to her stable. And now she has another impressive new charge to her roster, the talented and popular Brad Armstrong of the legendary Armstrong family. Brad got the crowd going as he easily dominated the up and coming Zbacnic with dropkicks and armdrags before ultimately hitting the Russian Legsweep to put him away. Looks like the Sunshine Boys have truly become a force to be reckoned with.


Doug Somers vs. Steven Regal


Last week, Buddy Rose scratched out a victory against Norman Smiley. This time out , Rose’s Playboy After Dark partner Somers would face the other half of British Steel, young Steven Regal. The veteran Somers tried to pull the same dirty tactics against Regal, but the “Young Gentleman” was having none of it, firing back with a barrage of punches before hitting him with the Iron Fist Punch. Even though Somers was seemingly knocked out, Regal locked him in the Regal Stretch until the ref called the match. Clearly Regal has had enough of Playboy After Dark and their nonsense, and they had best watch their step with him.


“Crusher” Jerry Blackwell vs. Da Crusher


The two Crushers had faced off many times before, but rarely had the battle been so one one sided. “The Man Who Made Milwaukee Famous” certainly put up a fight, but the giant Blackwell overwhelmed him with is size and power, maintaining an all out assault until finally putting him away with a power slam and a running splash. Blackwell has been taking no prisoners since his return to the AWA, and the Cobra Corps are certainly in for a fight when he ultimately sets his sights on them.


AWA Southern Title Match : Al Perez © vs. Mike Shaw


Even Perez’s biggest fans have been a bit surprised at his more aggressive tack with Col. Buck Robley’s Army, but one can hardly blame him , given their relentless attacks on him. Last week, he went after the big Tank’s arm in his victory in the Six Man Tag title match, and he kept up that assault in this Southern Title defense. Shaw tried to bowl over Perez, making the most of his size advantage, but Perez kept going after that arm, with Shaw only just barely making it to the ropes to break up the Japanese Armlock. He finally attempted to crush Perez once and for all with a scoop power slam, but Perez countered with a single arm takedown and finally trapped him in a cross arm breaker in the middle of the ring. Shaw had no choice but to give up the match, and Perez had earned perhaps his most impressive win yet.


Tony Atlas vs. Ricky Steamboat


Steamboat has had his struggles of late with the members of the Onyx Express, but now he would have to square off against their powerful leader, “Mr. Olympia” Tony Atlas. Atlas had been dominating his opposition in most of his recent matches, but Steamboat was clearly not about to be intimidated by him. The match swung back and forth, with neither man maintaining the advantage for long, but it looked like Steamboat would finally be able to get the victory when he went up top for the flying cross body press. As if on cue, Koko Ware and Brickhouse Brown charged out and knocked him off the top turnbuckle, leading to the DQ decision. Under orders from Atlas, they hit Steamboat with the Spike Brainbuster before Atlas put him in the Full Nelson. Atlas kept him in the hold for an agonizingly long time , in spite of the imprecations of the AWA officials, before finally dropping him to the mat and stalking from the ring with his men. Steamboat had to be taken from the ring in a stretcher.


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AWA Show from The Met Center, Bloomington, September 6th (as shown on ESPN / TSN Super Cards )


Jesse Barr vs. Jerry Bryant


Barr pinned Bryant after the Bulldog Headlock


Leo Burke vs. Brad Armstrong


Armstrong got the win with the Russian Legsweep


Buddy Rose & Doug Somers vs. British Steel


Rose got the pinfall on Smiley after hitting the Inside Out Backbreaker


Greg Gagne vs. Dan Spivey


Spivey hit a Big Leg Drop on Gagne to get the victory


Sgt. Slaughter vs. Killer Khan


Sarge won by DQ after Khan attacked the ref


AWA World Tag Title match : The British Bulldogs © vs. Kendo Nagasaki & The Great Kabuki


Dynamite Kid hit a flying headbutt on Nagasaki to successfully defend the World Tag titles


AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Mike Rotundo


Orndorff was about to execute the Piledriver on Rotundo when Tony Atlas and Onyx Express charged to the ring and attacked him, leading to the DQ. Rotundo and the other members of the Varsity Club wanted to join in on the beatdown, but Kevin Sullivan ordered them to stand down and head back to the locker room. The Onyx Express kept up their attack on Orndorff until finally being cleared from the ring by AWA officials

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AWA show from Cobo Hall, Detroit, September 7th


Jerry Blackwell vs. Lou Winston


Blackwell got the win with a running splash


The Onyx Express vs. The Moondogs


Brickhouse pinned Spot after a missile dropkick


Curt Hennig vs. Don Muraco


Both men went to a 20 minute time limit draw


Cpl. Scott Hall vs. Bob Roop


Hall won with the Corporal Punishment


Ed Wiskowski vs. Steven Regal


Regal made Wiskowski give up to the Regal Stretch


AWA Southern Title match : Al Perez © vs. Rick Steiner


In an epic battle of power moves and suplex, Perez was finally able hit the German Suplex to defend his belt


AWA American Title match : Lex Luger © vs. Nick Bockwinkel


Bockwinkel won by DQ after Sheikh Adnan Al-Kaissie interefered in the match. Luger retained the title.


AWA Southern Tag Title match : Badd Company © vs. Buzz Sawyer & Dave Schultz


In a lengthy match, Sawyer was trying to hit a German Suplex on Tanaka, who blocked it was a backwards low kick. This set Sawyer up for a superkick from Diamon that got the victory for Badd Company.

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I enjoy how you use history to help the AWA but also write your own history as you build certain characters. Tony Atlas as a huge heel here destroying Steamboat with the Full Nelson and Al Snow with the series of power moves paints such a vivid picture makes it memorable to me instead of just results.


Many of us focus on the outside ring action to build our stories while you do it in the ring. I think these match details are important and it is something I need to work on.

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Absolutely. Love how you have some certain unexpected people being the focus in some cards that wouldn't usually have drawn that attention in real life. I especially like what you're doing with Badd Company. They're probably the team flying most under the radar in the whole project right now.

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AWA All-Star Wrestling on ESPN / TSN for September 13th


The Moondogs vs. British Steel


The wild and crazy Moondogs have charged through a lot of their opposition like a house afire, and at first it looked like they would be too much for British Steel to handle. But the two young wrestlers showed a lot of maturity as they weathered out the storm and let Rex and Spot burn out quickly, ducking and dodging and tagging in and out to minimize the damage. When the Moondogs started to run out of steam, that is when they sprang their trap, breaking them down with limbwork and submission holds before Smiley was able to wrap Spot up in the Norman Conquest , forcing him to give up the match. A very impressive win for the two British rookies.


The Great Kabuki vs. Paul Diamond


With one half of the Southern Tag champs facing off against one of the most deadly members of the Sinister Syndicate, the was shaping up to be a battle of the Superkick vs. the Thrust Kick, with each man working the other over to set up their signature move. The battle raged back and forth and it looked like Diamond had Kabuki staggered enough to hit the Superkick. But as he was coming off the ropes, Tojo Yamamoto cracked him across the back with the kendo stick. Kabuki then struck with the Thrust Kick, but the ref had seen what Yamamoto did and called for the DQ. Yamamoto tried to throw the kendo stick in to Kabuki, but Sunshine grabbed it from him, leading to Tojo to go after Sunshine. This prompted Pat Tanaka to come out to her rescue, leading to Kendo Nagasaki to get involved, and the whole situation dissolved into chaos.


Sgt. Slaughter , King Kong Bundy & Cpl. Scott Hall vs. Killer Khan, Jerry Blackwell & Bob Roop


In this latest battle in the war between the Sinister Syndicate and the Cobra Corps, Sheikh Kaissie’s men focused their attacks on young Cpl. Scott Hall, keeping Sarge and “Special Forces” Bundy out of the ring for all but brief instances. They seemed to do a lot of damage to the young Corporal, but at some point it looked like the light just went on for Hall, who exploded on the Syndicate and started making them pay some dues. He hit a devastating series of power moves, even shocking the crowd with a bodyslam on Blackwell, before executing the Corporal Punishment on Roop to get the win. Sarge and Bundy looked like they were somewhat shocked and in awe of Hall, who finally seems to have truly arrived on the big stage.


AWA Southern Title match : Al Perez © vs. Buzz Sawyer


Al Perez has been dominant in his defenses against the members of Col. Robley’s Army, but Buzz Sawyer looked to give him more than he could handle. The crazed Mad Dog came at him fist and fire, slugging his way out of Perez’s attempts to get him in submission holds and coming after him with clubbing blows and clotheslines. Perez was game and started matching him shot for shot, but it seemed like Sawyer would get the better of him when he set the champ up for a Bulldog. However it turned out that Perez was just playing possum, as he reversed it into a massive belly to back suplex that took the wind out of Sawyer and got the one two three. At this point, Perez is looking lke he is an unstoppable champ.


AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Dan Spivey


Paul Orndorff has been fighting a war on two fronts of late, not only siding with is good friend Ricky Steamboat against Tony Atlas and the Onyx Express, but now having drawn the attention of Kevin Sullivan’s Varsity Club. This time out, the champ would be facing the Georgia Bulldog himself, Dan Spivey. Spivey has largely kept to the background since his arrival in the AWA, but this was truly the coming out party for Spivey. Orndorff found himself on the defensive against the blonde powerhouse, who knocked him down several times with big boots and mocked him by cupping his hand to his ear at the audience, soaking up their boos. For a moment, it seemed like Spivey might pull off an incredible upset when he bodyslammed Orndorff and went for a Big Leg Drop, but the champ rolled out of the way at the last second and Spivey crashed hard to the mat. Orndorff then set up Spivey for the Piledriver, which of course was the cue for the Onyx Express to charge out and attack him, leading to the DQ. Spivey wanted to join in the attack, but Sullivan ordered him back to the locker room while he and Fallen Angel watched the attack. Orndorff was finally able to scramble to the outside and grab a chair to drive off Atlas and his men. Sullivan was seen whispering something in Fallen Angel’s ear as they finally left the ringside area.

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AWA show from the Cow Palace, San Francisco, September 13th (as shown on ESPN / TSN Super Cards)


Brad Armstrong vs. Col. Buck Robley


Armstrong won with the Russian Legsweep


Pvt. Mick Foley vs. Kevin Sullivan


Sullivan hit a double footstomp in the corner to get the victory


Don Muraco vs. Curt Hennig


In a shocking result, Hennig caught Muraco in a cradle suplex for the win


Nick Bockwinkel vs. The Great Kabuki


Kabuki was going for the Thrust Kick, but Bockwinkel dodged it and hit a single leg roll up to wrap Kabuki up for the pinfall


AWA Southern Tag Title 2/3 falls match : Badd Company © vs. British Steel


1st fall - Tanaka small packaged Smiley for the pinfall


2nd fall – Regal hit the Iron Fist punch on Tanaka for the pin


3rd fall – Both teams went to a 45 minute time limit draw in the final fall. The crowd gave them a standing ovation as both teams embraced after the match


AWA Southern Title match : Al Perez © vs. Buddy Rose


Perez executed the German Suplex on the Playboy to defend his belt


AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Tony Atlas


Orndorff was attempting the Piledriver when Brickhouse Brown and Koko Ware interfered for the DQ finish

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Nice series of shows where your endings enabled all your major angles to continue. Nice to Hall stepping up. Sarge has some collection with him now!


I was surprised that you said it was shocking for Henig to beat Muraco. I am off in my timeline or is Henig not yet the star I remember him to be in the AWA? Either way, with him on the rise and your other youngsters, AWA is set to stay on top for a long time to come.

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Definitely convinced that the 2 out of 3 Falls for the Southern Tag titles stole the show in San Francisco!


While I only included the final fall results, in my imagination I like to think that the final fall involved a groggy Pat Tanaka, having been knocked out by the Iron Fist Punch in the previous fall, struggling to tag out , while Diamond had to keep diving in to breakup pinfall attempts.

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AWA show from Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland , September 14th


Kendo Nagasaki & The Great Kabuki vs. Memphis Vice


Kendo and Kabuki pinned Bryant after a double thrust kick


Cpl. Scott Hall vs. Rick Steiner


Hall pinned Steiner with a side slam


The Onyx Express vs. Curt Hennig & Greg Gagne


Hennig hit the Ax Lariat on Brickhouse for the win. After the match, Onyx Express executed the spike brainbuster on Gagne


Sgt. Slaughter vs. Jerry Blackwell


Blackwell was going for a running splash on the outside on Sarge, but Sarge rolled out of the way just in time. Sarge was able to make it back into the ring and won by countout


AWA Southern Title match : Al Perez © vs. Dave Schultz


In an impressive display of strength, Perez got the Ally-Copter on the much bigger Schultz to successfully defend the belt


AWA World Tag Title match : The British Bulldogs © vs. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers


In an extremely vicious match that resulted in both sides being busted open, the Bulldogs were finally able to put Somers away with a double flying shoulder tackle


AWA American Title match : Lex Luger © vs. Nick Bockwinkel


Interference by Sheikh Adnan Al-Kaissie led to Luger hitting a running forearm smash to Bockwinkel’s head to get the victory

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AWA show from the Kingdome, Seattle, September 15th


Jesse Barr vs. Pvt. Mick Foley


Barr hit the Bulldog for the win


Curt Hennig vs. Mike Rotundo


In a breathtaking technical match, Hennig was able to catch Rotundo in the Cradle Suplex for the win


Da Crusher vs. Buzz Sawyer


A knock down, drag out brawl that finally ended when Sawyer caught Crusher with a power slam to get the victory


Sgt. Slaughter & King Kong Bundy vs. Jerry Blackwell & Killer Khan


Bundy hit the Avalanche on Khan to score the win for his team


Nick Bockwinkel vs. Don Muraco


Muraco was going for the belly to belly piledriver but Bockwinkel caught him in a small package for the pinfall


Greg Gagne vs. Tony Atlas


Atlas force Gagne to give up to the Full Nelson


AWA World Tag Team Title match : The British Bulldogs © vs. Kendo Nagasaki & The Great Kabuki


In a battle that raged back and forth, Dynamite Kid was finally able to hit a flying lariat on Kendo to successfully defend their titles


AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Brickhouse Brown


Orndorff executed the Piledriver on Brickhouse to retain his World Title. After the match, Orndorff was attacked by Tony Atlas and Onyx Express

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AWA All-Star Wrestling on ESPN / TSN for September 20th


Steven Regal vs. Leo Burke


It looks like the British contingent have drawn the ire of Playboy After Dark, with their technical specialist Leo Burke going after the “Young Gentleman” Steven Regal. Burke clearly didn’t think much of Regal, mocking him and stalling the initial lockup. He tried to take Regal to the mat early, but found the Young Gentleman was an expert at matwork and was able to get out of any trap Burke tried to ensnare him in. They eventually returned to standup, with Burke trying to work over Regal’s arm, but once again Regal kept one step ahead of Burke, working his way out of the armlock and catching Burke in one of his own. After a lengthy technical exchange, Burke was clearly getting frustrated with his inability to dominate Regal and snuck in a cheapshot punch, but was shocked when Regal fired back with a swift right cross. Burke recovered and started to exchange lefts and rights with Regal, but was clearly annoyed at having to take his much younger opponent seriously. The two resumed grappling and tried to work each other into submission holds, but as the match wound down, it seemed that the most they could manage was a stalemate. Both men had returned to standup and were just slugging it out when the bell rang, signaling the 15 minute time limit draw, but when the ref tried to separate the two, Burke and Regal kept going at it. Every time it looked like things had calmed down, one would go back after the other one , and the fireworks would start again. It finally took several AWA officials to finally get some distance between the two, but we clearly haven’t seen the last of this matchup.


Dan Spivey vs. John Reynolds


After his very strong showing against the world champ last week, Spivey has clearly been feeling his oats of late, strutting to the ring wearing a headscarf and University of Georgia Bulldogs t-shirt before tearing the shirt off and striking a series of flexing poses. Under the shirt he was wearing a gold chain with an large, ostentatious gold cross hanging from his neck. Reynolds, wearing a much smaller cross of his own , offered his hand to Spivey as a show of sportsmanship, and Spivey seemingly obliged with a handshake. However Spivey swiftly followed that with a huge clothesline that levelled poor Reynolds, and as the crowd exploded in boos, Spivey mockingly cupped his hand to his ears as he soaked up their jeers. He then proceeded to throw Reynolds around the ring before whipping him into the ropes and dropping him with a huge boot. Spivey finally dispatched Reynolds with a Big Leg Drop, continuing to mock the crowd while drinking in their anger like fine wine.


Cpl. Scott Hall vs. Moondog Spot


Perhaps as a result of Spivey’s earlier cocky display, Hall came out to the ring and, after taking some time to slap palms with some of the fans, was pretty much all business as he took on one half of the Moondogs. Spot tried to catch Hall in some of his trademark crazy brawling, but Hall was having none of that, easily dominating Spot with his incredible power before finishing him off with the Corporal Punishment. Hall has clearly built up quite a bit of momentum in the AWA.


Greg Gagne vs. Jesse Barr


This was mostly a technical matchup, with both men exchanging holds and keeping everything above board … until Gagne came off the ropes and Barr, taking advantage of being in the ref’s blind spot, felled Gagne with a nasty low blow kick. Barr swiftly followed up with a scoop power slam that got the extremely tainted pinfall.


“Crusher” Jerry Blackwell vs. Pvt. Mick Foley


Give full credit to the amiable rookie, Pvt. Foley did his best to put up a fight for Blackwell. The game Cobra Corps recruit peppered Blackwell with shots then dipping and dodging out of the way out of “Crusher’s” counter-attacks, ducking below some big clotheslines before firing back at him. It went well for a while before his luck finally ran out and Blackwell caught up with him, body slamming Foley and following up with some brutal elbow drops. He finally put an end to Foley’s challenge with a mighty power slam. He looked like he was not done with Foley and wanted to give him a running splash for good measure, but Cpl. Scott Hall rushed to the ring and pulled his comrade out of harm’s way. Hall and Blackwell exchanged words before parting ways.


AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Tony Atlas


As could easily be predicted, Atlas was accompanied by his Onyx Express stable mates Koko Ware and Brickhouse Brown, and both men provided a constant source of distraction to Orndorff has he tried to contain his aggressive challenger. The powerful Atlas was more than a handful for the world champ, but every time Orndorff seemed like he would get the match under his control, Koko and Brickhouse would make their presence felt. After he managed to catch Atlas off guard with a powerslam, Orndorff tried to take him out quickly with the Piledriver. But as Orndorff struggled to get him up, Brickhouse came off the top rope with a missile dropkick that signaled the end of the match by DQ. The three men would continue to attack Orndorff and it looked like they might do some serious damage, but then the crowd erupted in cheers as Ricky Steamboat, who hadn’t been seen since the Onyx Express had attacked him two weeks ago, charged out to the ring swinging a chair and ran them off. Orndorff seemed a bit wary of Steamboat but the two left the ring together.

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AWA show from the Mecca , Milwaukee, Sept. 20th (as shown on ESPN / TSN Super Cards)


Playboy After Dark vs. The British Bulldogs & British Steel


Buddy Rose blindsided Dynamite Kid with a set of brass knuckles and put Doug Somers on top of him to get the win for Playboy After Dark


Sgt. Slaughter vs. Rick Steiner


Sarge pinned Steiner after hitting the Slaughter Cannon


Memphis Vice vs. Kendo Nagasaki & The Great Kabuki


Kabuki blasted Winston with the green mist out of the line of sight of the ref before staggering him with a throat thrust to get the victory


King Kong Bundy, Cpl. Scott Hall & Pvt. Mick Foley vs. Killer Khan, Jerry Blackwell & Don Muraco


Khan made Foley submit to the Oriental Spike


AWA Southern Title match : Al Perez © vs. Jesse Barr


The match went to draw when both men were counted out of the ring


AWA Southern Tag Team Title match : Badd Company © vs. The Moondogs


Diamond got the pin on Rex after a reverse flying back body press


AWA World Title match : Paul Orndorff © vs. Mike Rotundo


Orndorff hit the Piledriver to successfully defend his title

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Great job pushing your mid card guys up the food chain. Regal, Barr, Hall all had great weeks. Give credit to Verne here for letting his son take the fall against Barr.... ALL FOR THE COMPANY!


Atlas-Orndorff would have been fun to see. You have so many big names mixed with up and comers that this is by far the most balanced roster we have going.

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AWA Show from the International Amphitheater, Chicago, September 21st


Cpl. Scott Hall vs. Dave Schultz


Hall pinned Schultz with a side slam


Brad Armstrong vs. Jesse Barr


Armstrong hit a slingshot cross body, but Barr reversed it with a rollover and a fistful of trunks to get the pin


Dan Spivey vs. Pvt. Mick Foley


Spivey hit the Big Leg Drop for the win


Curt Hennig vs. Kendo Nagasaki


Nagasaki was going for the thrust kick, but Hennig blocked it and executed the cradle suplex to score the victory


Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Steiner


Steamboat got the win with the Flying Cross Body Press


AWA World Tag Title match : The British Bulldogs © vs. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers


In another bloody match between these two teams, Somers was goind for a vertical suplex on Davey Boy when Dynamite Kid hit a dropkick that caused Davey Boy to land on top of Somers for the win. Both teams kept brawling after the final bell.


AWA American Title 2/3 falls match : Lex Luger © vs. Nick Bockwinkel


1st fall : Luger hit a running forearm to the side of the head for the pin


2nd fall : Bockwinkel pinned Luger with a belly to back suplex


3rd fall : both men were counted out while brawling outside the ring , leading to a final decision of a draw

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AWA All-Star Wrestling on ESPN/TSN for September 27th


Dan Spivey vs. James Miller


Spivey’s ego seems to be growing by leaps and bounds every week. He was extremely cocky as he came out to the ring , acting like he was slapping palms with the fans, in spite of their reluctance to do so with him. He then proceeded to rip off his Georgia Bulldogs t-shirt and make flexing poses in the ring, which seems to be a new ritual for him, and encouraged the much slimmer Miller to pose as well. Spivey could barely suppress laughter as Miller flexed and condescendingly applauded his efforts before shaking his hand. Once again, this turned out to be a ruse as he immediately followed up with a huge clothesline that dropped his opponent to the ground. He then bounced Miller all over the ring with a series of power moves before polishing him off with the Big Boot / Big Leg Drop combo. An easy victory but you would have thought he had just won the world title, the way he celebrated in the ring. Though the crowd loudly voiced their disapproval, Spivey acted like he was the homecoming king as he cupped his hand to his ear to soak up the imaginary cheers.


Sgt. Slaughter vs. Don Muraco


Sarge has been determined to take on all of the biggest guns in the Sinister Syndicate, and this time out was facing possibly their most ferocious competitor , the recent top contender for the World Title Don Muraco. As you could imagine, these two titans waged a tremendous struggle that swung back and forth, as Muraco kept trying to execute the belly to belly piledriver and Sarge in turn attempted to lock in the Cobra Clutch. Ultimately, Muraco whipped Sgt. Slaughter into the corner , only for Sarge to come roaring back with a mighty Slaughter Cannon that sent Muraco down to the mat. Slaughter got the pinfall in one of his most impressive victories yet.


Leo Burke vs. Steven Regal


Hot on the heels of their time limit draw last week, it was announced that Buke and Regal would face off in a best of five series of matches. While Burke seemed to be dismissive of Regal in the previous match, but this time out was clearly not taking him so lightly, working very aggressively with the “Young Gentleman”. He seemed to be switching to psychological warfare with Regal, sneaking in little cheap shots to goad him into a rash response. This got Regal’s blood up, who kept after Burke with lefts and rights to work him into the corner before the ref interceded. On the third time that Regal was punching away on Burke in the corner, the ref ducked in to try to put a stop for it, only for Burke to reach over him and drop his fist hard on the back of the ref’s head. Once he recovered, the ref, thinking that it had been Regal who had hit him, immediately called for the DQ win in favor of Burke. Regal protested, but the decision stood. Burke was smirking at having got one over on the “Young Gentleman”, but he would need to get two more wins to score the ultimate victory.


AWA Southern Tag Team Title match : Badd Company © vs. Kendo Nagasaki & The Great Kabuki


This was an incredibly intense match, with Badd Company’s speed and double team moves clashing with the martial arts expertise and underhanded tactics. Tojo Yamamoto’s men seemed to grow progressively more frustrated as every time they seemed to cheat their way into dominance, Tanaka and Diamond would find some way to rally and work it to their advantage. Tojo clearly decided to take matters into his own hands while the ref was disctracted and jumped up on the ring apron with the kendo stick and ordered Nagasaki to hold Diamond so he could clobber him. He never got the chance as Sunshine dove in, grabbed him by the ankle and pulled him to the floor. This caught Kendo off caught, and Tanaka schoolboy tripped him into a running crossbody by Diamond for the pinfall. An infuriated Tojo then went after Sunshine with the kendo stick, but Al Perez rushed out to ringside and he and Badd Company interjected themselves between their manager and the Syndicate’s men.


AWA Canadian Title match : Rick Martel © vs. Brickhouse Brown


To the surprise of no one , Tony Atlas and Koko Ware joined Brickhouse at ringside, and provided a consistent source of distraction to Martel. Martel did his best to keep his game face on, as he had his hands full with Brickhouse’s offense. He was able to prevail through Brickhouse’s attacks and had him set up for the slingshot splash. Koko took this opportunity to distract the ref while Atlas yanked down the top rope , causing Martel to fall to ringside. As Atlas and Martel slugged it out, the ref kept counting until he had counted Martel out of the ring, giving the win to Brickhouse. While this did not bring him the Canadian title, he did not seem to care as he and the rest of Onyx Express attacked Martel until Ricky Steamboat rushed out and helped run them off.

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