rainmakerrtv Posted January 11, 2019 Report Share Posted January 11, 2019 Pacifc Wrestling Showcase from the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, on ESPN / TSN , January 7th The Rock & Roll Express vs. Mr. Hito & Gama Singh In front a boisterous and excited crowd, the debut broadcast of Pacific Wrestling Showcase kicks off with a hot tag team battle. The Rock & Roll Express, an impressive young duo out of Memphis consisting of Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson, got a strong reaction from the crowd, especially the young ladies. Their opponents, no strangers to followers of Canadian wrestling, seemed to care much less for the approval of the fans, ambushing the Express before the opening bell and double teaming them throughout the match. The Express fought back and used their speed and athleticism to pull themselves out of several precarious situations. The crowd cheered their every move, with Ricky Morton especially able to rally the fans to their cause. They were able to get the upper hand and ultimately take down Singh with a Double Dropkick to get the win in a very eye catching West Coast debut. "Playboy" Buddy Rose vs. Brian Adias Pacific Northwest mainstay Rose came to the ring accompanied by Rip Oliver and Al Madril, who was carrying a fancy black wooden box. The Playboy didn't seem to take young Adias very seriously during this match, taking lots of time to preen and showboat. Adias put in a game effort against Rose but in the end was not able to overcome the cunning of the veteran, who lured him into the Inside Out Backbreaker to score the pinfall. After the match, Madril and Oliver were loudly praising the Playboy, who acted like he had pulled off a spectacular win, completely ignoring the jeers of the fans. Baron Von Raschke vs. The Spoiler The fans were solidly behind the German legend in this bout, cheering on his antics as he squared off with the masked man. Spoiler, for his part, was not at all fazed by anything the Baron did to taunt him and just went at him full bore. Both men were clearly attempting to catch the other in the Iron Claw, which led to a battle near the ropes that resulted in them spilling outside the ring. Both men kept chopping and punching each other until they were counted out. They kept at it, even after the final bell. Clearly we have not seen the last of this pairing. Larry Zbyszko vs. Steve O Larry Z manage to take offense at pretty much everything Steve O did in this match, putting off locking up with him for as long as possible and bitterly complaining to the ref any time Steve got the advantage in the match. For the most part, the technical wrestling standout maintained his poise in the face of Larry's bellyaching, but wound up being drawn into a low blow that Zbyszko snuck in out of the ref's line of sight. Quick as a cat, Larry followed up with an over the shoulder neckbreaker and the one two three. Larry Z may be annoying, but he is always dangerous. Ron Starr vs. Cobra "Rotten" Ron Starr has a well deserved reputation as vicious brawler with a wealth of dirty tricks up his sleeve. He is also, however, a multiple time Junior Heavyweight champion with the technical skills to back it up. He seemed quite determined to show off the latter abilities as he faced off with the masked Japanese superstar, and more than held his own in what turned out to be a real nail biter of a match. The pendulum of momentum rocked back throughout match, and both men looked like they might pull off the victory at several points in the match. The end came when Starr whipped Cobra into the corner, but Cobra swiftly ascended to the top rope and came back with a flying back body press that got the pinfall. The fans gave both men a round of applause as they shook hands and bowed in respect after the match. Leo Burke vs. "Diamond" Timothy Flowers The rather eccentric Flowers came to the ring accompanied by Goldie Rogers, and the two immediately drew the ire of the fans with their primping and fussing over their looks before the match. The Canadian legend Burke clearly had no time or tolerance for the shenanigans of Flowers or Rogers, going right after Flowers and not letting up. Flowers kept backpedaling through much of the ring and kept calling out to Rogers, but Burke kept shutting down Rogers attempts to interfere in the match. Things took a strange turn, however, when Buddy Rose, with Rip Oliver, Al Madril, and black box in tow, showed up at ringside. As Rose and his men cheered on Flowers, Burke did his best to shut out the distractions, but it wound up being just too much. After the match, Rose and his men entered the ring and opened the box, which wound up having 4 large and gaudy gold rings inside. Rose took out one of the rings and ostentatiously presented it to Flowers, who put it on his finger and held it over his head . As Flowers paraded about the ring, Rose's crew along with Rogers were loudly crowing "The King of Canada!" as the fans responded with loud boos as the show ended. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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