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1986 Arco Arena! I went to a lot of events there. Awesome seeing it on your loop. 

Muta shows he's ready for Gilbert as he puts down Steamboat. 

Midnight's pick up another win while Bubba and Burke keep their feud going. 

Brigade win a round against the Crazy Gang. Luckily Hansen wasn't in the building LOL.

Wild Bulls vs. Dog Pound is worth the price of admission alone. The fans have been such a nice subplot. Very creative idea that's helped get both teams over. 

Young Jarrett gets a huge opportunity but Mr. Hollywood shows him why he's the champ. 

Gilbert defending against Rose in Sacramento would of brought in a crowd. Muta attacks Gilbert and the heat is on! 

 

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I think it's obvious that the Crazy Gang are going to struggle whenever Stan Hansen isn't around but, of course, that's no comfort when he is around.

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The full lineup of Vegas Vengeance has been revealed.

PCW Vegas Vengeance, from the Showboat Arena in Las Vegas, May 1st 1986

 

Pacific Heavyweight Title Match : Eddie Gilbert © vs. The Great Muta

 

Pacific Tag Team Title Match : The Wild Bulls (Ed & Rick Gantner) © vs. Iron & Steel (Tony Atlas & Larry Cameron)

 

Pacific Television Title Match : Bam Bam Bigelow © vs. "Cowboy" Bob Orton

 

2/3 Falls Golden State Tag Team Title Match : The Snowbirds (Owen Hart & Brian Pillman) © vs. Chavo & Hector Guerrero

 

California Title Match : "Mr. Hollywood" Tracy Smothers © vs. Keiichi Yamada

 

20 Man Battle Royal to be #1 Contender to the Pacific Heavyweight Title : Stan Hansen, "Mean" Mike Miller, Joel Deaton, Barry Windham, Mike Rotunda, Scott Hall, Vic Steamboat, Brian Adams, Jim Duggan, Buddy Rose, Ed Wiskowski, Nick Busick , Dave Taylor, David Finlay, Hiroshi Hase, Dan Severn, Jeff Jarrett, Mr. Hito, Jack Victory, Mando Guerrero

 

Super Bowl of Tag Team Wrestling Tournament to be #1 Contender to the Pacific Tag Team Titles (opening brackets) :

 

Badd Company vs. The Vice Squad (Jimmy Del Ray & Randy Rose)

 

Black Gold (Steve Blackman & Shane Douglas) vs. The Midnight Express

 

The Thundercats (Too Cold Scorpio & Norman Smiley) vs. The Dog Pound (Brian Knobbs & Rick Steiner)

 

British Steel (Steven Regal & Robbie Brookside) vs. The Hart Foundation

 

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A massive card what I believe is your first actual card in Vegas.

I'm putting my money on Hansen to win the Battle Royal.

The Snowbirds vs Los Guerreros 2/3 falls is a definite show-stealer.

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That Vegas card looks STACKED! 

That Gilbert/Muta main event looks intriguing to me. Just the mix of work styles seems like a good watch.

Also, I got $20 on Duggan in the battle royal.

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Vegas Vengence looks great.

Since we are betting here.... I got the Midnight Express in the battle to be the number 1 contetenders after their Super Bowl of Tag Team Wrestling Tourny....

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5 minutes ago, kevinmcfl said:

Vegas Vengence looks great.

Since we are betting here.... I got the Midnight Express in the battle to be the number 1 contetenders after their Super Bowl of Tag Team Wrestling Tourny....

Shit forgot to make my pick for the tourny... put me down for The Dog Pound.

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I gotta go with Hansen to win the battle royal. The man is tearing it up. 

The tag tournament is a tough one. I'm going with the Midnight Express. It's hard enough to beat them let alone deal with Corny's racket and Big Bubba. 

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PCW Vegas Vengeance, from the Showboat Arena in Las Vegas, May 1st 1986

 

20 Man Battle Royal to be #1 Contender to the Pacific Heavyweight Title : Stan Hansen, "Mean" Mike Miller, Joel Deaton, Barry Windham, Mike Rotunda, Scott Hall, Vic Steamboat, Brian Adams, Jim Duggan, Buddy Rose, Ed Wiskowski, Nick Busick , Dave Taylor, David Finlay, Hiroshi Hase, Dan Severn, Jeff Jarrett, Mr. Hito, Jack Victory, Mando Guerrero

 

Just about everyone came to the ring looking incredibly focused, knowing that a victory would lead to a title opportunity at Seattle Showdown. Dave Taylor and David Finlay, on the other hand, could not wait to get to the ring and went at it right in the aisle. Nothing security did could separate them or get them into the ring as they tore into each other, so they were declared automatically eliminated from the match. Dan Severn got off to a quick start, showing that he was a force unto himself as he quickly tossed out Mr. Hito, Hiroshi Hase, Mando Guerrero and Jeff Jarrett. However, this had the effect of drawing a lot of attention, and Joel Deaton, Jack Victory, Scott Hall and Mike Rotunda all ganged up on him and managed to eliminate him. Buddy Rose, on the other hand, chose to attack only from blindside and then hide behind Ed Wiskowski whenever he drew fire. Brian Adams and Vic Steamboat naturally went at it, and after a titanic struggle, Steamboat was able to get Adams over the top rope, but this left him vulnerable to being flipped out by Buddy Rose. The Brigade and the Crazy Gang naturally went at each other, and while Scott Hall was able eliminate Joel Deaton, Stan Hansen and "Mean" Mike Miller double teamed to get him out of the ring. Nick Busick displayed his incredible strength as he tossed big "Hollywood" Jack Victory out of the ring, but again this left him vulnerable to being eliminated by Buddy Rose and Ed Wiskowski. This, however, managed to draw the attention of "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, who blasted his one time rivals with big lefts and rights. Even though Rose and Wiskowski managed to bust him open, nothing seemed able to stop his unrelenting fury. In the other side of the ring, Windham and Rotunda were able to toss Mike Miller from the match, but could not seem to be able to make a dent in Hansen, and the big Texan eliminated Rotunda with a short lariat like he was swatting a fly. Jim Duggan, blood dripping into his eyes, sent Wiskowski out of the ring with the three point clothesline. This meant he had Buddy Rose alone in the corner, and he rained brutal punches down on the Playboy. But when he took a moment to wipe the blood from his eyes, Rose grabbed him by the trunks and hoisted him out of the ring. At the far end of the ring, Stan Hansen had unloaded with some heavy blows on Barry Windham and was about to deliver the coup de grace with a mighty lariat. But Barry, at the very last second, pulled down the top rope and Hansen went flying out of the ring. However, he did not have long to savor his triumph. As he grabbed the rope to pull himself to his feet, Buddy Rose swiftly capitalized by dashing over and flipping him out of the ring. The crowd was agog as Buddy Rose, of all people , had won the match. The Playboy would be going on to Seattle Showdown to get a shot at the Heavyweight championship!

 

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Super Bowl of Tag Team Wrestling Tournament to be #1 Contender to the Pacific Tag Team Titles  - First Round  :

 

Badd Company vs. The Vice Squad (Jimmy Del Ray & Randy Rose)

 

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After the end of last year, everyone had figured they had seen the last of the Vice Squad. But now the former Pacific Tag champs have reunited in the Crazy Gang and are back with a vengeance. Missy Hyatt's men certainly had their hands full, as Del Ray and Rose showed why they are a team one should never underestimate. Badd Company were just barely able to pull out the win when they caught Rose flush on the jaw with a double thrust kick, but the Vice Squad truly made them work hard for it. Just the first match of the tournament, and it was only going to get more intense from here.

 

Black Gold (Steve Blackman & Shane Douglas) vs. The Midnight Express

 

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Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express had done a lot of bragging going into the tournament , and now they would have to put up or shut up. Black Gold's mentor, Leo Burke, was at ringside and did a certain amount of chest bumping with Big Bubba Rogers before the match, but the ref ordered them to separate corners and warned them both that he would be keeping an eye on them. Despite this, the action for this match was kept in the ring as Black Gold gave it all they had against the Midnights, showcasing their considerable enthusiasm and energy. In the end, the more experienced Midnight Express just had too much of an edge, with Condrey luring Douglas into a DDT to score the pinfall. Nevertheless, the younger team had given a good accounting of themselves, and the crowd applauded their effort even though they would not go in the tournament.

 

The Thundercats (Too Cold Scorpio & Norman Smiley) vs. The Dog Pound (Brian Knobbs & Rick Steiner)

 

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Every time these two teams meet, they seem determined to prove the cliché of "fighting like cats and dogs". The Wild Dogs were in full force in the crowd and loudly barking for every move their favorite team made. The Thundercats had a considerable number of fans of their own, and the former Golden State Tag champs seemed determined to prove that they were still contenders. The momentum of the match swung back and forth, with the Thundercats using their considerable speed and agility to keep just barely ahead of the power and ferocity of the Dog Pound. Scorpio finally put them away with a top rope sunset flip on Steiner and was just able to hold him down long enough for the three count.

 

British Steel (Steven Regal & Robbie Brookside) vs. The Hart Foundation

 

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Lately, both Regal and Brookside have suffered harsh beatings at the fists of the Belfast Bruiser David Finlay, and with their mentor Dave Taylor conspicuous by his absence from ringside, they were both frequently looking over their shoulders throughout the match for any sign of the Fighting Irishman. Despite this distraction, British Steel put in a valiant effort against the Harts, with the fans rooting for them all the way. Sadly, it wasn't quite enough, as Regal failed to spot Hart making a blind tag and got flattened with a crushing running tackle from Jim Neidhart which gave the win to the Hart Foundation. A tough loss, but the young Englishman still gave a great showing for themselves.

 

 

California Title Match : "Mr. Hollywood" Tracy Smothers © vs. Keiichi Yamada

 

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Ever since his return to the Pacific Coast, Keiichi Yamada has been gunning for his former partner and the California Title. The self styled "Mr. Hollywood" has done everything he could to dodge Yamada but tonight he had no choice but to face him in the ring. Smothers stalled the match for all he could, but once it got underway, Yamada was relentless in going after the champ. Despite some of his tactics, Smothers is a tough man and managed to land some hard shots on the Japanese superstar, but Yamada kept going after him, with intense strikes and stretching him in painful holds. It looked like the California title would go to Yamada when he set up Smothers for the Brainbuster, but out of nowhere , Chris Candido dove into the ring and clipped his leg from behind. As the ref called for the DQ, Todd Morton and "Hollywood" Jack Victory quickly joined in the attack, and the Hollywood Knights ganged up on Yamada until Hiroshi Hase, Owen Hart and Brian Pillman rushed out and ran them off. A disappointing result for Yamada and the fans, but you can bet he is not done with this challenge.

 

2/3 Falls Golden State Tag Team Title Match : The Snowbirds (Owen Hart & Brian Pillman) © vs. Chavo & Hector Guerrero

 

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The Snowbirds have had a well respected reign as Golden State Tag Team champs, taking on a variety of challengers and ducking no one. All along, the former champs, the Guerreros, have been gearing up for a rematch, looking to take back what they see is rightfully theirs. They were all business as they headed to the ring, but once the bell rang, they exploded at the Snowbirds. Hart and Pillman were clearly taken aback by this, and it was all they could do to get on some kind of footing to try to hold back the Brothers' attack. Nothing they did seemed to be able to get an advantage on the Guerreros, and Hector was able to catch Pillman in the Guerrero Clutch and get the one two three, putting them one fall up. The Snowbirds were disheartened, but with the fans cheering them on, they regrouped and gradually started to hit their stride. Pillman would pepper the Guerreros with dropkicks, but the moment they started to come back, he would tag in Owen. Hart started to wear them down with a series of suplexes, then brought in Pillman when they started to fight back. Chavo thought he would put a stop to their rally when he set Owen up for a German Suplex, but Owen blocked it and countered with a roll up that got the pinfall and evened up the match. With the match in the final stage, both teams kicked it up into an even higher gear, with faster exchanges and more of an edge into their shots. The fans were ecstatic at watching this classic match, and when Pillman came off the top rope and hit a flying clothesline on Hector, they roared their approval as he scored the pinfall to win the match. The Snowbirds had faced their sternest test yet, and come out on top.

 

 

Super Bowl Of Tag Team Wrestling Semi-Finals

 

Badd Company vs. The Midnight Express

 

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These two teams were well familiar with each other, having had many battles to date, and there was certainly no love lost between them or their managers, Missy Hyatt and Jim Cornette. As both teams had one match under their belts and were looking to go as far as the finals, they started off at a fairly measured pace. But it didn't take long for their tempers to flare out, and both teams started going for bigger and more vicious moves. The teams were very evenly matched and well scouted, and it looked like it could go either way. But ultimately, the Midnights proved more devious, luring Diamond into a Double Goozle that took the match and sent them into the finals.

 

The Thundercats (Too Cold Scorpio & Norman Smiley) vs. The Hart Foundation

 

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Both of these teams had tough opening round matches, and were determined to make that final push to get into the finals. The Thundercats had youth and enthusiasm on their side, and certainly gave the Harts a run for their money. But in the end, the experience of the Hart Foundation proved to be the deciding factor, knocking Smiley out of the ring with a double clothesline before hitting the Hart Attack on Smiley. The finals were now set.

 

 

Pacific Television Title Match : Bam Bam Bigelow © vs. "Cowboy" Bob Orton

 

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A couple of months ago, Bigelow took the TV title from Orton, and after that, the Ace went into a bit of a decline. However not long after that, Orton joined up with the Crazy Gang and has been a whole new man since then. He was clearly looking to prove his worth by retaking the title, and went after the Beast From The East with a vengeance. Bam Bam certainly wasn't about to be pushed around, and fought back hard against the Cowboy, but this was certainly a different Orton from the one he faced when he took the title. No matter what Bam Bam threw at Orton, the Cowboy kept coming back for more. It looked like Orton might just pull it off when he attempted a waistlock suplex on Bigelow. But Bam Bam, showing incredible agility for a man his size, pivoted in mid air and landed on top of Orton. The ref made the three count and that was it. Bigelow was still the champ, but the Ace was clearly back and on track.

 

Pacific Tag Team Title Match : The Wild Bulls (Ed & Rick Gantner) © vs. Iron & Steel (Tony Atlas & Larry Cameron)

 

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While the Tag Team Tournament has been a big selling point of Vegas Vengeance, for many, this was the match to watch. Ever since their arrival in PCW, the Wild Bulls have been a force of nature, bowling over their competition and taking the Pacific Tag Titles. One team they have not been able to dominate, however, has been Iron & Steel, a team that, if anything, have proved to be just as big and scary as the Gantner Brothers. Atlas and Cameron got right down to brass tacks the moment they hit the ring and both teams slugged it out, without a care for technique or the rules. The Bullpen were as boisterous as ever, but even they had to be concerned for their favorite team when Atlas locked Rick in the Full Nelson. Luckily for the champs, he was close enough to the ropes to eventually grab them and force a break, but the challengers took an hellacious toll on the Wild Bulls. It looked like it was all over when Cameron had Ed lined up for the Harlem Hammer (running double axehandle smash to the back of the head and neck) , but Ed ducked it and caught Cameron coming off the ropes with a big boot to the chest. He then followed up with the Bull Hammer (running forearm smash to the face) on Cameron and Rick was able to intercept Atlas with a shoulder tackle while his partner got the winning pinfall. A hard fought victory, but the Bullpen went wild to see their team prevail.

 

 

Super Bowl Of Tag Team Wrestling Finals : The Hart Foundation vs. The Midnight Express

 

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This is it. After a series of intense matches, it came down to this. Two of the top teams in Pacific Coast Wrestling fighting it out for the $200000 prize and the position as top contenders for the titles. But before they got down to it, they were in for a bit of a surprise. The ref had previously worked the California Title match and got on the mic and announced that he was determined that there would be no outside interference or shenanigans in this match. While he couldn't do anything about the managers being at ringside, he ordered the bodyguards, Brian Adams and Big Bubba Rogers, to go back to the locker room and stay there, under threat of fine and possible suspension. While Gary Hart and Jim Cornette both protested, the ref stood firm and let them know that he would be watching them like a hawk throughout the match. With that settled, the match started and, even with notice being served, both teams showed they were just as capable of being devious even if they had to work hard to keep it outside of the eyes of the ref. No matter what dirty trick one team used, the other would sneak in another move even dirtier. Although neither team could be described as fan favorites, the audience were fascinated as this wild game of human chess unfolded in the ring. Both managers were pacing at ringside throughout the match, Hart looking stern, Cornette looking hysterical, but it all came down to the four men in the ring. The match went long , with a plethora of heart stopping near falls and close calls. The Harts were incredibly close to taking it all when they had Condrey set up for the Hart Attack, but Eaton intercepted Hart by pulling down the top rope. Condrey then managed to tie up Neidhart in a small package. One … two … THREE!!! Cornette was jumping up and down at ringside, waving his tennis racquet as he celebrated his team's victory. The Midnight Express had gone all the way and won the Super Bowl of Tag Team Wrestling.

 

Pacific Heavyweight Title Match : Eddie Gilbert © vs. The Great Muta

 

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Ever since he won the Pacific Heavyweight Title, Eddie Gilbert's most tenacious challenger has been the Pearl Of Japan. The feud started hot but exploded into an inferno when Muta sprayed Gilbert's manager Missy Hyatt in the face with the green mist. Ever since then, Gilbert has been seeking vengeance, and while he has managed to maintain his grip on his title, he has not yet managed a decisive victory over Muta. Neither man seemed looking to pace themselves, as they went at it fist and fire from the moment the opening bell rang. They laid into each other hard, with chops and kicks from Muta and punches and elbows from Gilbert. It wasn't long until both men were busted open, but the blood just seemed to spur them on, and they tore into each other with inhuman hatred as the match wore on. Even for a match this chaotic, it looked like all hell was about to break loose when Muta hit Gilbert with a spin kick that sent him flying into the referee. As Gilbert slowly got to his feet and tried to revive the ref , Muta could be seen gearing up to use the Green Mist, which would have spelled the game breaker in the match. But when Gilbert turned around, he shocked everyone present by throwing a massive fireball at Muta that caught the Japanese star square in the chest. Muta immediately ran out of the ring and out of the arena, with Gary Hart following. When the ref came to, he saw that Gilbert was the only one left in the ring, he counted to ten and gave the match to the champ by countout. Gilbert left the ring with the assistance of Missy Hyatt, but looked shaken at the extreme measures he had taken to keep his title.

 

 

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Good thing I didn't put any actual money on this card because I lost twice.

A stacked battle royal sees the Playboy come out #1 contender to the world title.

Badd Company scrape out a win over The Vice Squad. Percy must be throwing a fit.

The Midnight Express put down the exciting rookie team of Black Gold.

They may have eliminated my pick but I can't argue that the Thunderbirds earned this one.

A slightly distracted British Steel give everything they got but it's not enough to stop the Hart Foundation.

Yamada has the belt won but the Knights are there to bail out the boss. Bring on the rematch!

A 2 of 3 falls match where the faces lose the first fall? Inconceivable! But seriously a great win for the Champs.

Badd Company finds out the hard way you've got to get up pretty early in the morning to outthink the Midnight Express.

And the Hart Foundation defeats the Thunderbirds to set up the rare heel vs heel tournament Final.

The Ace brings his A-game but the Beast from the East won't be denied.

When four hosses beat the shit out of each other the true winners are always the audience. Congratulations to the Wild Bulls.

I would have sold my blood to watch the Hart Foundation take on the Midnight Express. The Express will be great opponents for the Wild Bulls.

Mist ain't got shit on a goddamm FIREBALL! I don't blame Muta a bit, You try to fry me I'm ghosting too world title or not. Rose may rue the day he won that battle royal.

Vegas Vengeance was a smashing success!

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Awesome... one of the best  PCW events ever.

I thought the battle royal write-up was great.  Playboy back on top and all is right in PCW.

I finally got one right.... great night for the MNE!

Smothers needs a lot of help in dealing with Yamada.  Yamada might need some help getting that title.

Nice win for the Snowbirds..

Nice to see Orton back on track but it might take more then that to stop Bam Bam.

I like the pairing the of the Wild Bulls vs Iron Steel.  This gives those fans that want to see the big boys go out at something to enjoy.

WOW.... Gilbert with the FIreball.  This feud has just gotten to the point where it is too personal.  Something must give.

GREAT EVENT

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WOW! That was an epic night of wrestling! Props to you and all the hard work you put into this. 

A battle royal is a sure bet to get the crowd going. Man, I thought Hansen was going to win it LOL. However, I'm ok with the Playboy taking it. His battle with Gilbert in Sacramento had me wanting more so I'm looking forward to their rematch at Seattle Showdown. 

The tag teams were on full display tonight as we get some competitive first round match ups. 

We get a tag team break with Smothers defending his CA title against Yamada. A DQ finish means we're going to get more. I think Yamada is going to need back up if he wants to take that title. 

Snowbirds and Guerreros tear it up in an exciting 2 out of 3 falls match up. Snowbirds get the final fall to retain but the Guerreros have nothing to be ashamed of. Classic match! 

The finals are set as the Midnights and Hart Foundation earn their way in with hard fought wins. 

Orton puts in a valiant effort but Bigelow retains. Bigelow is enjoying a nice TV title run. 

I was really looking forward to my guys Iron & Steel going at it with the Wild Bulls. The match was as hard hitting as I thought it would be and then some. Wild Bulls retain and prove they're for real. 

It all comes down to a dream match finals between the Midnights and Hart Foundation. What a match up! I loved the heel vs. heel dynamics. The finish was awesome as the Midnights get the win and take home the cash. They're going to give the Wild Bulls trouble. I was really impressed on how the Midnights won all their matches relatively clean. Tonight showed just how good they really are. 

Now we get the huge title main event with a ton of heat. Gilbert and Muta give the fans an edge of your seat thriller. Shocker ending as Gilbert one ups Muta with a fireball! I have a feeling this feud can only be blown off with a big gimmick match. All that and Gilbert has Rose waiting on his shot. This is going to get interesting. 

Great job Rain! 

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I knew when I decided to have this tournament that a) I was going to have all the matches end in (relatively) clean finishes (no foreign objects or outside interference), and b) the finals would be the Midnight Express against the Hart Foundations. I had my two all time favorite tag teams on my roster and they never faced each other in real life, so I was determined to write that match and give them a suitable stage for it.

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What a great card! That tournament was absolutely stacked, full of great encounters! The main event, impressively, managed to be the icing on the cake with such a dramatic finish leaving room open for another encounter.

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On 5/5/2021 at 8:34 PM, rainmakerrtv said:

I had my two all time favorite tag teams on my roster and they never faced each other in real life, so I was determined to write that match and give them a suitable stage for it.

So glad you did!

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Pacific Wrestling Showcase from the Victoria Memorial Arena, Victoria, on ESPN / TSN, May 7th

 

Scott Hall, Tom Magee & Brickhouse Brown vs. "Mean" Mike Miller & The Vice Squad (Jimmy Del Ray & Randy Rose)

 

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Ever since "Mean" Mike Miller and Percy Pringle reorganized the Crazy Gang, they have been a persistent thorn in the side of the Brigade. While the young men of the Brigade have managed to pull out some victories, the Crazy Gang have always made them pay dearly and every time it seems like the Brigade start to make some progress, the Crazy Gang would just kick them back in line. With the Vice Squad coming off a tough loss in the Vegas Vengeance tournament, the Brigade were looking to capitalize and regain their own momentum, with Hall in particular quite eager to lock up and prove himself. This eagerness proved to be a distraction, as the Crazy Gang played it cool and were able to draw the Brigade into numerous traps. The biggest one came when they were able to distract the ref at a vital moment so that he was unable to see Hall tag in, and while the ref was escorting him out of the ring over Hall's loud protest, Del Ray and Rose double teamed Magee with a double flapjack that left him lying for a running kneedrop from Miller that gave the win to the Crazy Gang. A heartbreaking loss for the Brigade, with Magee looking dejected and Hall looking like he was about to explode. Only Brickhouse seemed upbeat, consoling his partners and telling them that they would get them next time. Only time will tell if he is right.

 

Jeff Jarrett vs. Chris Candido

 

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In this battle of multi generational wrestlers, Jarrett was well aware throughout of the presence of the rest of the Hollywood Knights, who circled the ring like hungry sharks, but did his best to shut them out. In fact, he somehow managed to work them to his advantage, getting close enough to the ring ropes for them to try to reach in, but while the ref went over to chastise the Knights, Jarrett would then pepper Candido with hit and run shots. He continued to frustrate Candido until the Suicide Blonde thought he had Jarrett trapped in the corner, only for Jarrett to slide between his legs and catch him from behind with a roll up that got the one two three. The moment the ref's hand hit the mat for the third time, Jarrett released the hold and dove out of the ring, dashing back to the locker room just ahead of the clutches of the Hollywood Knights. A clever tactic, but who knows how long that will work until the Knights catch up with him.

 

Dave Taylor vs. David Finlay

 

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In the short time he has been in Pacific Coast Wrestling, David Finlay's feud with Taylor and British Steel has been one of the most brutal in the history of the territory. The Belfast Bruiser has savagely attacked the Englishmen any chance he got, and British Steel have been at something of a loss with what to do. Regal and Brookside tried to accompany their mentor to the ring for this match, but Taylor immediately sent them back to the locker room, saying they weren't ready for the Fighting Irishman. Taylor and Finlay tore into each other like wild animals, with both of them getting busted open fairly quickly. Both men have considerable technical wrestling skill, but none of that was on display as it was all about inflicting as much blunt force trauma on each other as possible. Things got even uglier when Finlay had Taylor trapped in the corner and wrapped his legs around the corner post. He then grabbed a chair from ringside and savagely attacked Taylor's leg with it. The ref tried to grab it from him , but got a punch in the face for his efforts. This proved to be too much for Regal and Brookside, who rushed out to the ring to save their mentor. Finlay still wanted to go at it with them, and it took a full complement of PCW security to get him from the ring. Regal and Brookside helped their mentor from the ring, but it was clear that Taylor was hurt very badly .

 

Interview : Frank Bonnema stands in the ring

 

Bonnema : Ladies and gentlemen, my next guest will be facing Eddie Gilbert for the Pacific Heavyweight Title at Seattle Showdown … "Playboy" Buddy Rose!

 

The crowd explodes in boos as Rose and his right hand man, "Polish Prince" Ed Wiskowski, head to the ring, but the Playboy Club pay it no mind, laughing jovially as they join Bonnema.

 

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Bonnema : Buddy Rose, to the surprise of many, you won the big Vegas Vengeance battle royal to get a shot at Eddie Gilbert and the Pacific Heavyweight Title.

 

Rose : I don't know what is so surprising about it, Bonnema. I told everyone I was going to get that shot, and I got it. Nobody else has what it takes to with that title and hold it. Chris Adams fell short of the mark. The Great Muta? Nobody has seen hide nor hair of him since Vegas Vengeance. But the Playboy just keeps going on until he gets what he wants. Pacific Coast Wrestling has enjoyed a nice long vacation , but play time is over, and the Playboy is going to take what is rightfully his.

 

Bonnema : You say it is rightfully yours, but a lot of people think that Barry Windham should have won that Battle Royal.

 

Rose : Hey, I won that Battle Royal fair and square. If Windham thinks he should have won it, he should have kept his eyes open. I was the last man standing, and that is all that matters. I leave Windham and the rest of the Brigade for the Crazy Gang to deal with. My sights are set on the Heavyweight title, and Gilbert, you better be keeping that belt nicely polished, because it is coming back to its true owner.

 

Leo Burke & Black Steel (Steve Blackman & Shane Douglas) vs. Big Bubba Rogers & The Midnight Express

 

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Things have been brewing between Burke and Rogers for a while now, but they really came to a boil in this match. Bubba kept using his incredible size to bully Blackman and Douglas, but Burke kept coming in to the rescue of his young charges. They were so single minded in their duel with each other that it seemed like an after thought when the Midnights took the pinfall with a double team on Blackman, and they kept slugging it out after the ring. It took threats of fines to get them to go back to their separate locker rooms.

 

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Hot of the heels of a amazing night in Las Vegas PCW returns to ESPN in triumph.

The Brigade just cannot get going in their feud with the Crazy Gang and it's starting to get to Hall.

Jarrett wisely splits after defeating Candido. If I were him I'd be seriously reconsidering Burke's offer.

The Playboy is his usual humble self explaining how great he is and how he's the next PCW World Champion. I'm ready for Seattle.

The Midnight Express don't miss a beat picking up a win in the 6 man main event. But the real story is Leo & Bubba trying to kill each other. Gonna need something special to settle this one.

PCW may be the most consistent company in the game.

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It's lovely to see the British feud just getting nastier and nastier! It's obvious that the face side needs a new tactic to put down the Crazy Gang, until they figure it out, it's fun to watch the mayhem.

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Looks like the young members of the Brigade need a good pep talk as the Crazy Gang are getting the better of them. BTW, always loved the flapjack. 

Young Jarrett picks up another victory. I think he's now on the Suicide Bombers hit list. 

The Finlay/Taylor feud kicks up another notch as Finlay does a brutal number on Taylor.

When Playboy Rose is in the title picture, the champ better be on high alert. I think Gilbert's reign might be in trouble. 

Midnight Express keep their tournament momentum going as they get the big win to end the show. I would love to see Burke and Bubba go at it in a taped fist match. 

Nice follow up from that huge Vegas event. 

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Pacific Coast Wrestling show from the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver on Pacific Super Cards on ESPN / TSN , May 8th

 

Jeff Jarrett vs. Mando Guerrero

 

These two had a technical showdown that wound up going to a 15 minute time limit draw.

 

The Midnight Express vs. The Dog Pound (Brian Knobbs & Rick Steiner)

 

This match came about after the falling out between the Midnights and the Dog Pound after the latter's failed attempts to assist the Midnights against the Wild Bulls. The Midnight Express, on their way to a Pacific Tag Team Title match, found themselves with more than they could handle for much of the match, as the Dog Pound had a lot of aggression to take out on them. Jim Cornette tried to interfere on his team's behalf, but that just got Rick Steiner chasing him around the ring. Condrey and Eaton capitalized on this distraction by hitting a double DDT on Knobbs that got the win, to the immense displeasure of the Wild Dogs.

 

Ron Simmons vs. Joel Deaton

 

The Crazy Gang have gotten a fair number of victories in their feud with the Brigade, but one member of the Brigade they have just not been able to crack has been the former Florida Seminole Ron Simmons. To try to put him down for good, they have sent out the big Outlaw, and he certainly gave it his best effort. He brought a fair amount of power of his own to the table, and if he couldn't knock Simmons off his feet, he switched seamlessly to dirty tactics. But Simmons kept his cool and simply switched gears, blasting Deaton with a series of power moves that rocked the ring. Simmons was unstoppable as he nailed Deaton with the running spear that got the three count.

 

Dan Severn vs. "Hollywood" Jack Victory

 

Severn may be done with the Hollywood Knights but they sure aren't done with him, sending out their enforcer, The Big V, to make him pay for leaving their ranks. Victory certainly landed some heavy blows on Severn, but the Beast weathered out the storm and started to take over with some jarring takedowns before locking him in the Body Scissors Sleeper. The was the cue for the Suicide Blondes to charge the ring and break up the hold, leading to a DQ. The three continued to attack Severn until Jeff Jarrett came in with a chair to run them off. Jarrett and Severn stared at each other awkwardly for a bit afterwards, but before Severn could give him his usual brush off, Jarrett gave Severn a cheeky wave before leaving on his own, leaving a bemused Severn behind in the ring.

 

Pacific Television Title Match : Bam Bam Bigelow © vs. Chris Adams

 

Ever since coming up short in his challenge for the Pacific Heavyweight Title, Chris Adams has been keeping a fairly low profile. But with his partner, the Great Muta, pretty much disappearing since Vegas Vengeance, the English Gentleman has taken it upon himself to show that he and Gary Hart International are still a force to be reckoned with. He certainly didn't choose an easy path, facing Bam Bam Bigelow, who has been dominant since winning the TV title.  Bigelow had the early advantage in the match, bowling over Adams with his considerable size and power. But little by little, Adams started to chip away at the champ, peppering him with kicks and blows and luring him into wasting a lot of energy chasing him in the ring. Slowly but surely, Adams managed to nail Bigelow with clothelines and kneelifts before unleashing a Superkick that sent Bam Bam crashing out of the ring. Bigelow was unable to make the count back into the ring, giving Adams the win by Countout but not the title. It looks like the Beast From The East has a tough new challenger for his title.

 

Pacific Tag Team Title Match : The Wild Bulls (Ed & Rick Gantner) © vs. Iron & Steel (Tony Atlas & Larry Cameron)

 

This was a rematch from Vegas Vengeance, and Atlas and Cameron doubled their efforts to take the belts from the Bulls. This was a knock down, drag out affair that saw the Wild Bulls face a ferocious challenge. This was an epic battle where it looked like it would finally go to the challenger when Atlas had Rick set up for the Full Nelson. But Rick managed to block it and grab Atlas by the throat. Giving him a determined look, Gantner somehow got Atlas up for the Hangman's Drop (two handed chokeslam) and held him down for the three count. The Bullpen went wild as their favorite team won the day.

 

Eddie Gilbert & Vic Steamboat vs. Buddy Rose & Ed Wiskowski

 

Buddy Rose won the Vegas Vengeance Battle Royal to win a shot at Eddie Gilbert and the Heavyweight Title at Seattle Showdown. Tonight, he and The Polish Prince, "Easy" Ed Wiskowski, would face Gilbert and his ally, Vic Steamboat, and try to show that he was a legit contender. Gilbert and Steamboat were just as determined to nip this challenge right in the bud, and the two teams waged war with each other. Rose was able to blindside Steamboat with a low blow from behind, setting him up for a face first piledriver by Wiskowski which gave the match to the Playboy Club. Gilbert will certainly need to be wary of the Playboy's dirty tactics when they square off at Seattle Showdown.

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Double J goes the distance with Mando and saves Severn from a beat down by the Hollywood Knights. Seems he may be starting to figure the beast out.

Steiner's temper gets the best of him as he's too busy chasing corny to notice his partner doing the job for the Express.

Simmons shows there's hope yet for the Brigade with a win over Deaton.

Chris Adams could prove to be Bigelow's toughest challenger yet. 

Four beefy bastards battering each other never gets old. The Wild Bulls have got a firm grasp on those Titles.

The Playboy shows Hot Stuff how much danger his title reign is in as he & " Easy " Ed cheat their way to a win over Hyatt International.

The pieces are moving into place for Seattle Showdown.

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Young Jarrett is slowly but surely moving up in Pacific. Holding Mando to a draw is a pretty big deal. 

Midnight Express have some serious momentum going as they prepare for a shot at the titles. 

Oh man I think it's only a matter of time before we get a big Simmons/Hansen match.

Sooner or later Severn might have to accept Jarrett's help against the Hollywood Knights.

Bigelow vs. Adams is a fun contrast of styles feud I can get behind. 

Well, Iron & Steel gave the Wild Bulls a run but it looks like the Wild Bulls have taken this feud. I think both teams come out looking good. They had some awesome hard hitting matches. 

Playboy gives Gilbert a taste of what's to come. Vic is a solid counter for Easy Ed. 

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Really liked the show in Vancouver.  I thought it brought so much star power to the arena but each finish was very realistic for the time.

The MNE  and Ron Simmons are on rolls.... love it.

Severn needs some friends.

I thought Bam Bam was going down here as Adams was hitting him with some big moves late.  Really well written match.

Never count out Playboy.... he is going to take over again real soon.  Gilbert better be careful.

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Pacific Coast Wrestling show from the Kelowna Memorial Arena, Kelowna, May 9th

 

Jim Duggan vs. Brian Adams

 

A slugfest between the Hacksaw and the American Ninja that ended when Duggan hit the Three Point Clothesline for the victory

 

Black Gold (Steve Blackman & Shane Douglas) vs. The Hart Foundation

 

This was a taut tag team battle with both teams on top of their game. Blackman looked like he might just be able to take Hart but failed to notice a blind tag and ran right into a scoop power slam by Neidhart that gave the win to the Hart Foundation.

 

Brickhouse Brown vs. Mr. Hito

 

Brickhouse was a game and enthusiastic competitor for the Japanese veteran and managed to pull out the win with a swinging neckbreaker.

 

Nick Busick vs. Chris Candido

 

Candido proved to be a real handful for the man from Powerhouse Hill, but Busick was able corral him and hit a Spinebuster Slam to score the pinfall

 

Barry Windham & Mike Rotunda vs. Bob Orton & Stan Hansen

 

The young men of the Brigade did everything they could to keep Orton in the ring as much as possible, working over the Ace and doing all they could to keep him from tagging out. But he was able to bring the Mad Man from Borger and Windham and Rotunda just couldn't hold him back, with Rotunda going down to a brutal lariat.

 

Pacific Light Heavyweight Title Match : Too Cold Scorpio © vs. Todd Morton

 

This was a fast paced and exciting match that kept the fans in rapt attention until Scorpio was able to land a top rope legdrop to defend his title.

 

Golden State Tag Team Title Match : The Snowbirds (Owen Hart & Brian Pillman) © vs. Badd Company

 

These two fan favorite teams had a match for the ages which kept the crowd on the edge of their seats with many near falls. Both teams gave it everything they had but neither could keep the other down for long and it wound up going to a 30 minute time limit draw.

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I can picture Duggan & Adam's being quite the hoss fest.

Blackman made one mistake against the Hart Foundation, unfortunately for him one's all they need.

Brown starts the Brigade's night off with a win over the always dangerous Mr Hito.

Somehow I don't think a Busick spinebuster will improve Candido's mood. Oh well.

Even a concentrated effort from the top team in the Brigade can't stop Hansen (& Orton)

Ricky's brother makes a comedable effort but the Light Heavyweight Championship is staying with Scorpio Sky.

And a Broadway for the Golden State Tag Team Titles ensures the crowd goes home happy.

I don't know where Kelowna is but what I do know is that they had a hell of a night of wrestling.

 

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