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6/9/85, World Wide Wrestling

The Moondogs defeat The Nightmares when Spot hits his second rope legdrop and pinned Nightmare #1.

Dick Murdoch defeats Sonny King with the brain buster.

Duke Myers defeats the debuting Flash Borden quickly with a running clothesline.

In the Main Event, Fatu and Samu defeat Ron Bass and Mr. Wrestling II. The veteran duo of Bass and II are doing well despite not teaming together before, until Samu reverses an Irish whip and sends II smashing into Bass, propelling the Outlaw to the floor hard. Bass is slow to get up, while in the ring Fatu and Samu hit a double flapjack on II. Fatu follows with a diving headbutt, then goes for the pin. 1... Bass starts to climb in the ring... 2... he stops! 3!

As Oliver Humperdink celebrates with the Samoans, Bass hits the ring and assaults the masked man, screaming in his barely conscious face.

 

 

 

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HOUSE SHOWS 

6/8, Florence SC

Johnny Weaver defeats Dutch Mantell by countout.

Ole Anderson defeats Mike Jackson by submission.

Adrian Street defeats Tom Prichard by submission with the Gator Hold.

Kerry Brown and the Moondogs defeated The Rockers and Duke Myers in an Elimination Tag.

-Marty Jannetty pins Moondog Spot.

-Moondog Rex pins Marty Jannetty.

-Duke Myers and Moondog Rex both get counted out.

-Kerry Brown pins Shawn Michsels.

 

6/9, Roanoke, VA

Gene Ligon defeats Chris Youngblood.

Mr. Wrestling II defeats Korchenko.

Arn Anderson defeats Steve Gatorwolf.

Italian Stallion defeats Sonny King.

In an Elimination Tag, the House of Humperdink defeated JYD, Lex Luger and Jimmy Valiant.

-Lex Luger gets counted out.

-JYD gets disqualified for throwing Fatu over the top rope.

-Jimmy Valiant pins Samu.

-Jimmy Valiant pins Fatu.

-Kokina pins Jimmy Valiant.

 

6/10, Greenville NC

Tom Prichard defeats Korchenko with a superkick

Adrian Street defeats Mike Jackson by submission with the Gator Hold.

The Moondogs defeat Chris Youngblood & Steve Gatorwolf after Spot hits Gatorwolf with his middle rope legdrop.

Duke Myers & Johnny Weaver battle Kerry Brown & Dutch Mantell to a double countout.

The Andersons defeat the Rockers to retain the MACW Tag Titles, after Ole Anderson clocks Marty with a set of brass knuckles behind the referee's back.

 

6/14, Salisbury NC

Flash Borden defeats Gene Ligon by submission with a bearhug.

Mr. Wrestling II defeats Justice with his patented kneelift!

Dick Murdoch & Brett Sawyer defeat the Fabulous Rougeaus by DQ when Jacques gets caught trying to use a set of brass knuckles. Murdoch and Sawyer try to get their hands on Armand after the match but his brothers help him escape.

Kerry Brown defeats Italian Stallion in a non-title match.

In the main event, Power Play (Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson & Matt Borne) defeat JYD, Lex Luger & Jimmy Valiant after Borne pins JYD with both feet on the ropes while the other four men are brawling in a melee.

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Ron Bass is truly an outlaw as he turns on Mr. Wrestling 2! Bass is one bad dude.

Like those 6 man elimination tag matches. Very entertaining.

I have to say once again, the Myers/Brown feud has been pretty damn good! 

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I seem to remain perpetually a week behind, so shifting to quickie results so I can get caught up

 

6/15 MACW TV

Show opens with a recap of Power Play, including their new member Matt Borne, destroying Thunderbolt Patterson and the Brisco Brothers 

After opening credits and theme song, Bob Caudle interviews Thunderbolt Patterson, Jack Brisco, and Jerry Brisco. All three are bandaged up after the attack. Thuynderbolt promises he'll still get his hands on Ole Anderson. Jack and Jerry Brisco, meanwhile, call out Paul Ellering. They're not happy that Hawk and Animal weren't there to watch their backs last week. That's why they've challenged the Road Warriors to a match, June 20, in Columbia, SC! Paul Ellering accepts!

MATCH #1

The Rockers vs Gene Ligon & Pete Sanchez 

Shawn and Marty show more aggression than they have in the past! Marty pins Sanchez after tandem leaping fist drops from the top!

WIN: Rockers

The Rockers go to do an interview after the match but David Crockett wants to get their thoughts on a video sent in by Lord Adrian Street. Filmed in his manor, Lord Adrian is sitting in front a fireplace in his study. The Moondogs stand behind him, gnawing huge turkey legs. Street informs the Rockers that their issue is far from settled, and challenges them to a tag match with the Moondogs at the Great American Bash.

Back in the studio, the Rockers enthusiastically accept!

MATCH #2

TV Title Match

Kerry Brown defends vs. Steve Armstrong

Brown bum rushes Armstrong at the bell and unloads with punches and kicks, battering Armstrong into oblivion before scoring an easy pin. After the match, Brown keeps on beating Armstrong, bringing Duke Myers out into the studio! The two men brawl and Duke gets the upper hand, to the delight of the audience. 

WIN: Kerry Brown (retains title)

The Rougeaus are back in the studio, this time with Mad Dog Vachon spoon-feeding Armand caviar that costs $100 an ounce. Armand spits it out and demands a cheeseburger instead! He orders Vachon to go get him one... Meanwhile, Jacques and Raymond say that they have nothing to prove by wrestling Dick Murdoch and Brett Sawyer again in a tag match. David Crockett agrees, and says that's why the matchmaker has scheduled singles matches for the both of them with Murdoch and Sawyer, next week on the program!

MATCH #3

Matt Borne vs. Italian Stallion 

Borne completely devastates and dominates the poor Stallion, busting out several bridging suplexes. After dropping Stallion on his head a couple of times, the referee rules that Stallion cannot continue.

WIN: Matt Borne 

After the match, Borne joins all of Power Play for a victorious interview. During the interview, Gino Hernandez shares that he's heard Jack Brisco talking about wanting a rematch for the title, but there's nothing that Brisco can offer in return that interests the champion.

MATCH #4

Johnny Weaver vs. Dutch Mantell 

After Mantell lost his luggage last week, we try again in this grudge match. Once again, Weaver is waiting in the ring. Mantell starts toward the ring, and then complains about his boot. He says the laces are broken! Mantell shakes his head and says he won't be able to wrestle this week. He then high-tails it out of the studio before Weaver can catch him.

We see a recap from World Wide Wrestling, with Ron Bass and Mr. Wrestling II's team disintegrating in its very first match.

MATCH #5

Outlaw Ron Bass vs. Mike Jackson

Bass dominates, winning with his head vice.

WIN: Ron Bass

After the match, he talks about working on the ranch, and how when you have an animal that can't do its job anymore because it gets too old, you go behind the barn and put the animal out of its misery. He says that's precisely what he did to Mr. Wrestling II! Bass barely finishes the sentence when the masked man CHARGES into the studio, fists flying! A huge brawl breaks out between the two men, that ends up knocking over the broadcast podium and sending Caudle and Crockett scattering! Referees and personnel come out trying desperately to separate the two men as the show comes to a close...

 

 

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Fun read here.

Not sure the Briscos want to challenge the Road Warriors.  First of all, they need them for protection from Power Play and secondly, they might get hurt!

The young Rockers are starting to put things together.  Should be a fun ride to see them take off.

Dirty Dutch seems a bit yellow here!  Wonder what is going to happen here.

Bass vs II is a nice feud here as II's name still sells tickets in the south

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6/16/85, Worldwide Wrestling

The Nightmares defeat Chris Youngblood & Steve Gatorwolf after Nightmare #2 catches Gatorwolf in a Victory Roll.

Tom Prichard defeats Korchenko in a very hard-fought match.

Brett Sawyer defeats Sonny King with a cross body off the second rope. King issued the challenge after losing to Sawyer's tag partner, Dick Murdoch, last week.

In the main event, JYD and Jimmy Valiant defeat Fatu & Samu. JYD takes a beating at the hands of the Samoans, then makes a tag to Valiant, who cleans house until he gets tripped by Kokina, who is watching ringside. The referee ejects Kokina AND Sir Oliver after that. Fatu and Samu then proceed to maul Handsome Jimmy for several minutes more, until finally JYD has had enough, dropping both Samoans with haymakers and dragging Valiant near his corner so he can make the tag. JYD comes in like a house afire, laying waste to both Fatu and Samu. Even the Samoan headbutts have no effect! After JYD clotheslines Fatu out of the ring, he plants Samu for the Thump powerslam and the three count.

 

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HOUSE SHOWS

6/15, Richmond, VA

Gene Ligon defeats Flash Borden after a schoolboy with a hand full of tights.

Matt Borne defeats Italian Stallion.

Mr. Wrestling II defeats Jim Justice with his knee lift.

JYD & Jimmy Valiant defeat the Fabulous Rougeaus by DQ after Jacques attacks JYD with a steel chair. The Rougeaus lay waste to JYD with the chair while JYD tries to get his hands on Armand, who pedals furiously around the ring pushing his wheelchair.

The main event is a Championship Challenge. If a champion gets pinned, whoever beats him, gets a title shot. If a champion pins someone, whoever gets pinned cannot challenge for as long as they remain champion.

Dick Murdoch, Brett Sawyer & Lex Luger defeat Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson & Kerry Brown when Luger catches Brown with a powerslam.

 

6/16, Sumter SC

Steve Gatorwolf defeats Pete Sanchez.

Ron Bass defeats Phil LaFleur with a facefirst piledriver.

Rip Rogers defeats Mike Jackson, using the ropes for leverage.

Adrian Street submits Johnny Weaver with the Gator Hold. He refuses to let go! Thge Rockers hit the ring to help and get cut off by the Moondogs. A six man tag match is happening now!

Johnny Weaver and the Rockers defeat Adrian Street and the Moondogs when Shawn catches Spot in a sunset flip.

 

6/17, Greenville SC

Flash and Justice battle to a 10 minute time limit draw.

Italian Stallion defeats Gene Ligon.

Lex Luger, Dick Murdoch & Brett Sawyer defeat Kerry Brown & the Fabulous Rougeaus when Jacques pins Sawyer after a distraction by Raymond and Armand.

Matt Borne defeats Mr. Wrestling II.

In a Mid-Atlantic Tag Title Match, the Minnesota Wrecking Crew defeat JYD & Jimmy Valiant by DQ. Late in the match, JYD has Arn in trouble when Ole Anderson hustled in and spits in the face of Valiant. An enraged Handsome Jimmy storms the ring with a steel chair.

 

6/18, Hickory NC

Mr. Wrestling II defeats Flash with the knee lift.

Jim Justice defeats Italian Stallion.

Kerry Brown defeats Gene Ligon in a non-title match.

In the main event, it's Dick Murdoch, Brett Sawyer, JYD, Lex Luger & Jimmy Valiant vs Matt Borne, Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson & the Rougeaus in an Elimination Tag!

-Jimmy Valiant and Ole Anderson both get counted out.

-Jacques Rougeau pins Brett Sawyer after the Bombs Away.

-Dick Murdoch gets eliminated by countout trying to get his hands on Armand Rougeau.

-JYD gets disqualified for throwing Matt Borne over the top rope.

-Lex Luger pins Matt Borne after a powerslam.

-Lex Luger submits Raymond Rougeau to the Torture Rack.

-Arn Anderson pins Lex Luger after a gourdbuster.

Arn and Jacques Rougeau are the winners but after the match Jacques seems more interested in Arn's tag title belt than celebrating!

 

6/19, Raleigh

JYD defeats Justice after the Thump powerslam.

Kerry Brown beats the Italian Stallion.

Jimmy Valiant defeats Gene Ligon.

Matt Borne defeats Flash.

The Fabulous Rougeaus defeat Mr. Wrestling II & Lex Luger after Jacques pins Mr. Wrestling II on an O'Connor Roll with a hand full of tights. Kerry Brown had come out and distracted Luger at ringside.

In the main event, Ole and Arn Anderson defend the MACW Tag Titles against Dick Murdoch and Brett Sawyer. After nearly 30 minutes of back-and-forth action, Sawyer reverses an Irish whip and sends Arn into the unsuspecting referee, who was trying to break up a fight between Murdoch and Ole and gets sent hard to the concrete floor. Ole with a low kick! Then he grabs a title belt and smashes Sawyer in the head with it. Ole out trying to wake up the referee, and HAWK AND ANIMAL HIT THE RING! Huge double clothesline! They hoist an exhausted Arn... Doomsday Device! Now Ole sees what's happening, Hawk is out and letting him have it with punches and kicks! Animal leaving the ring as the referee crawls in. Sawyer is up and climbing the corner ropes. Splash off the top on Arn! 1! 2! 3! Dick Murdoch and Brett Sawyer are the NEW tag champions!

 

6/20, Columbia SC

Ron Bass defeats Flash Borden.

Lex Luger submits Gene Ligon with the Torture Rack

Jim Justice defeats Rip Rogers after a press slam followed by an elbow drop.

Dick Murdoch defeats Raymond Rougeau with a brainbuster. Brett Sawyer and Jacques Rougeau were both ringside.

The Brisco Brothers and the Road Warriors battle to a no contest. This was easily Animal and Hawk's hardest tag match to date since coming to the territory, but it ended when Power Play came out and surrounded the ring. The two opposing teams immediately became allies, fighting off the Horsemen despite the 4-on-5 odds!

 

6/21, Charleston SC

Flash Borden and Jim Justice battle to a 10-minute time limit draw.

JYD defeats Sonny King with the Thump powerslam.

Thunderbolt Patterson defeats Korchenko.

Fatu and Samu defeat the Nightmares after a spectacular leaping headbutt off the top rope by Fatu to pin Nightmare #2.

Kerry Brown defeats Tom Prichard in a non-title match.

The Brisco Brothers defeat Gino Hernandez & Masked Superstar by DQ.

 

6/21, Hampton VA

Kokina defeats Mike Jackson.

Mr. Wrestling II and Adrian Street battle to a 15-minute time limit draw. After the match, the Moondogs jump the masked man. The Rockers make the save. A six-man tag match is made on the spot!

Mr. Wrestling II and the Rockers defeat Adrian Street and the Moondogs when II pins Rex after a knee lift.

After intermission, Steve Armstrong & Italian Stallion defeat Rip Rogers & Pete Sanchez in tag action after Armstrong gets the pin on Sanchez.

Abdullah the Butcher pins Jimmy Valiant in a bloodbath main event.

 

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The Rockers and Moondogs are heading into a show stealing feud. 

Brown and Myers continues to be one of my favorite feuds. 

LOL, Dutch keeps playing games with Weaver. I think a match stipulation is coming soon. 

Wrestling 2 shows he still has some fire as he attacks Bass. Cool seeing Wrestling 2 get the sendoff he deserves. 

Lot's of fun house shows. The biggest result was Murdoch and Sawyer winning the tag titles!!! I'm sure we're going to see the Andersons and Road Warriors going at it soon. 

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Great set of house shows here.  I really liked how realistic it all seemed with the 5 or 6 match cards.

The most interesting thing to me here is the Road Warriors who are doing a great job of straddling the fence here as they help Murdoch ans Sawyer win the titles in Raleigh and then go after the Briscos the very next night in Columbia. I think Power Play coming down during this match and the Briscos and RW's joining forces shows were Animal and Hawk's allegiance really lies. 

Real well developed angle!

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6/22/85, MACW TV

Bob Caudle and David Crockett look at footage from the last few weeks:

-Thunderbolt Patterson, the Brisco Brothers, and the Road Warriors battling Power Play

-Power Play (aided by the debuting Matt Borne) decimating Thunderbolt and the Briscos

-Last week at a live event in Raleigh, the Road Warriors help Dick Murdoch & Brett Sawyer defeat the Minnesota Wrecking Crew to retain the MACW Tag Titles

-The Briscos and Road Warriors cut short their main event tag match to fight off Power Play together

A rare appearance from Jim Crockett follows. He says that the issue between these two groups is threatening to throw the entire territory into chaos. They will settle it at the Great American Bash in a two-ring cage match called Wargames: The Match Beyond! The rules will be explained next week. Meanwhile, both groups won't be allowed in the same building until the night of Wargames from the stadium in Charlotte.

 

A previously recorded interview with the new tag champs, Dick Murdoch & Brett Sawyer, follows. A gloating Murdoch says he now has what he needs to get a match with the Rougeaus at the Bash!

MATCH #1

Brett Sawyer vs Jacques Rougeau

Partners, managers and managers' valets have been banned from ringside for both of these matches. Sawyer comes out hot, but Jacques scores the victory after reversing an O'Connor Roll and grabbing a heaping handful of tights for the illegal assist.

WIN: Jacques Rougeau

 

MATCH #2

Tom Prichard, Phil La Fleur & Steve Armstrong vs Masked Superstar, Gino Hernandez & Matt Borne

Huge boos for Power Play's trio, and their opponents give them all that they can handle! Back-and-forth action for about 15 minutes, with the fan favorites stopping Power Play's underhanded tactics at every turn! Has this faction been thrown off by the tag titles changing hands, and the announcement of Wargames? Apparently not... Armstrong has Gino Hernandez isolated in the ring, but misses on a dropkick. Gino follows with a chop block then finishes Armstrong by submission with the figure four—Jack Brisco's very own move!

WIN: Power Play

 

MATCH #3

TV Title Match

Kerry Brown defends vs. Lex Luger

After Luger got the best of Brown in a Championship Challenge at a recent live event, Brown is obligated to put the title on the line here. Brown comes right at Luger—but this promising rookie sees it coming. It's all Luger until Brown blatantly rakes his eyes, then starts unloading with his punishing punches and kicks. Duke Myers is out now, and he starts heckling Brown from the commentary position. Frustrated that he hasn't put away Luger, Brown starts jawing at Duke, and that's the opening the challenger needed! Two clotheslines, and a big back body drop! Brown is reeling, Luger catches him and hits a power slam... but wait now here comes Sir Oliver Humperdink and his Samoans! Jimmy Valiant and JYD, they're out to try and even the odds! A huge brawl at ringside! The referee gets distracted, and Brown is into the ring with a chair! Duke Myers down to the ring in the chaos, and he yanks the chair away. Brown jawing at his former partner... and gets picked up in the Human Torture Rack by Luger! Brown has nowhere to go! He submits! Luger is the new champ!

WIN: Lex Luger by submission (AND NEW TV Champ)

A huge celebration with JYD, Valiant, and Luger after the final bell.

 

Back from the break to an interview with the three fan favorites. Luger promises to be a fighting champion. Valiant says he knows what the people want at the Great American Bash—and that's running Sir Oliver out of the territory. He challenges Humperdink to pick any man in his stable for a match at the Bash to settle the score, once and for all!

 

MATCH #4

Johnny Weaver vs Dutch Mantell

Mantell has all his gear. His boots are well-laced. He has no excuses this time against Weaver, who is raring to go after two weeks of false starts by the Dirty Dutchman. Mantell tries some stall tactics, avoiding locking up with Weaver until the studio audience is howling for his blood. Finally Weaver reaches through the ropes for two handfuls of hair, hoisting Mantell into the ring with a suplex. Before he can follow up, Outlaw Ron Bass hits the ring and starts laying the boots to Weaver. That quickly brings out Mr. Wrestling II to even the odds! The two veterans clear the ring, and end up nose to nose. II extends his hand—and Weaver takes it!

WIN: Weaver by DQ

 

After the break, Johnny Weaver and Mr. Wrestling II get interviewed by Bob Caudle. They challenge Outlaw Ron Bass and Dutch to a tag match at the Bash.

 

MATCH #5

Adrian Street vs. Mike Jackson

Street wins rather quickly and easily, submitting Jackson with what Crockett keeps calling the Gator Hold. After the match, Street corrects Crockett on the name, noting the hold now “heretofore and forever” shall be known as the Lordly Privilege.

WIN: Adrian Street by submission

 

MAIN EVENT

Dick Murdoch vs Raymond Rougeau

A back-and-forth match as Raymond takes the fight right to Murdoch. The misstep for Rougeau comes when he goes for a leaping dropkick, but the cagey Captain Redneck grabs the ropes and Rougeau crashes to the mat. A running neckbreaker, followed by a brainbuster, and just like that it is over!

WIN: Dick Murdoch

Brett Sawyer hits the ring and the new tag champs celebrate.

 

Caudle and Crockett go to wrap up the show when Kerry Brown comes charging back into the studio. He says he's had all he can handle of Duke Myers, and one of them has to go! He challenges Duke to an Anything Goes, Loser Leaves Town match at the Bash. Duke is quick to come into the studio and accept. Referees are getting between the two men as the show ends.

 

GREAT AMERICAN BASH

July 6, 1985

from American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC

MAIN EVENT

Wargames

Thunderbolt Patterson, Jack Brisco, Jerry Brisco, Animal & Hawk (w/ Paul Ellering)

vs

Power Play (Gino Hernandez, Masked Superstar, Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson & Matt Borne) (w/ J.J. Dillon)

Anything Goes, Loser Leaves Town Match

Duke Myers vs Kerry Brown

Valiant and Humperdink Settle the Score!

Jimmy Valiant vs A Member of the House of Humperdink

Tag Team Grudge Match

The Rockers vs The Moondogs (w/ Lord Adrian Street & Ms. Linda)

The Veterans Unite Against Their Rivals

Johnny Weaver & Mr. Wrestling II vs Outlaw Ron Bass & Dirty Dutch Mantell

 

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6/23/85, Worldwide Wrestling

The Rockers defeat Rip Rogers & Korchenko after hitting their double fist drop on Rip.

The Moondogs defeat Chris Youngblood & Steve Gatorwolf after Spot flattens Gatorwolf with his leaping legdrop off the middle rope.

Kokina destroys the Italian Stallion.

In the main event, Jack Brisco defeats Pete Sanchez, submitting him with the figure four.

Tony Schiavone and Ray Stevens announce that next week, Heavyweight Champion Gino Hernandez will be on the program AND putting the title on the line!

 

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MACW is on fire!

You have done a great job of developing all of these angles and I am really looking forward to the Great American Bash!  Bring on WARGAMES!

Nice, slow progress by Lex Luger.  

I never thought I would be into the Rougeau's but you have done such a great job of bringing the heat on the same that I actually root for them to go down each week.  I feel like a little kid thinking this is all real.

Dirty Dutch and Ron Bass could end up being one tough team!

No matter where Adrian Street goes in this game, he is such an intriguing figure for 1985 that he always captures my attention.  Nice use of him here.

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6/22/85, Marietta GA

Ron Bass defeats Steve Armstrong with his facefirst piledriver.

Adrian Street defeats Johnny Weaver, pinning him with an inside cradle—and a hand full of tights—after reversing the attempt at a Weaver Lock.

Mr. Wrestling II defeats Sonny King.

The Nightmares defeat Rip Rogers & Justice when Nightmare #1 pins Justice after a series of high-flying moves off the top by both Nightmares.

The Brisco Brothers, Thunderbolt Patterson & JYD defeat Power Play (Masked Superstar, Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson & Matt Borne) after Patterson pins Matt Borne. Borne tried to bring a foreign object into the match but Patterson grabbed it instead and used it to devastating effect!

 

6/23/85, Atlanta – Tag Wars

Steve Armstrong defeats Rip Rogers with a Russian legsweep.

The Nightmares defeat Sonny King & Justice when Nightmare #2 hits a flying legdrop off the top on a fallen Justice.

JYD & Jimmy Valiant battle Fatu & Samu to a Double DQ. Kokina and Abdullah the Butcher hit the ring, but Lex Luger runs out with a chair to help fight off the House of Humperdink!

Dutch Mantell & Outlaw Ron Bass defeat Johnny Weaver & Mr. Wrestling II after Mantell tries to untie II's mask, then catches him in a schoolboy pin and hooks the tights.

In an MACW Tag Title match, Dick Murdoch and Brett Sawyer retain over the Minnesota Wrecking Crew after Murdoch hits Ole Anderson with a brainbuster, and Sawyer comes off the middle rope with a splash!

In the Main Event, Power Play (Gino Hernandez, Masked Superstar & Matt Borne) defeat the Brisco Brothers & Thunderbolt Patterson after Superstar catches Jerry Brisco with a loaded headbutt.

 

6/24/85, Savannah

Korchenko defeats Steve Gatorwolf.

Ron Bass defeats Tom Prichard.

The Road Warriors defeat the Minnesota Wrecking Crew by DQ after Ole Anderson pulls the referee out of the ring and wallops him.

Gene Ligon defeats Chris Youngblood.

In an MACW Tag Title Match, Dick Murdoch & Brett Sawyer defeat the Fabulous Rougeaus by countout.

 

6/25, Jacksonville

Arn Anderson defeats Steve Armstrong.

Ron Bass defeats Chris Youngblood.

Ole Anderson defeats Steve Gatorwolf.

The Road Warriors defeat Korchenko and Gene Ligon after Hawk flattens Korchenko with a flying shoulder tackle.

In an MACW Tag Title Match, the Fabulous Rougeaus defeat Dick Murdoch & Brett Sawyer by DQ after Murdoch throws Jacques over the top rope.

 

6/26, Tallahassee

Korchenko defeats Steve Gatorwolf.

Jacques Rougeau defeats Chris Youngblood.

The Road Warriors defeat Gene Ligon and Ron Bass after a Doomsday Device on Ligon. Bass bailed out and abandoned Ligon in the final minutes of the match.

Steve Armstrong and Raymond Rougeau battled to a 15-minute draw.

In an MACW Tag Title Match, Dick Murdoch & Brett Sawyer retain over the Minnesota Wrecking Crew after hitting their brainbuster/corner splash combo on Ole Anderson.

 

6/27, Gainesville

Dick Murdoch defeats Gene Ligon with the brainbuster.

The Minnesota Wrecking Crew defeat Chris Youngblood & Steve Gatorwolf when Ole Anderson submits Youngblood with an armlock.

Brett Sawyer and Ron Bass battle to a time limit draw after 20 hard-fought minutes.

Steve Armstrong defeats Korchenko with a sunset flip.

The Road Warriors defeat the Fabulous Rougeaus by DQ after Jacques pulls the referee out of the ring before he can make the three count on Raymond.

 

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6/29/85, MACW TV

This week, Oliver Humperdink reveals which member of his faction will face Jimmy Valiant at the Great American Bash. Plus, explaining all the rules for Wargames and a HUGE announcement by MACW President Jim Crockett.

 

MATCH #1

MACW TV Title Match

Lex Luger defends vs. Korchenko

After his big win last week, the Total Package comes out like a house afire, bringing the fight directly to the mammoth Russian and battering him from pillar to post. Luger shows off his power by hoisting Korchenko in the Torture Rack for the submission and the victory!

WIN: Lex Luger

David Crockett interviews Luger, who says he'll face any and all challengers as champion. This brings out Tom Prichard! Prichard talks about how they've teamed together a few times out on the road, and says he wants a shot at the Great American Bash. Luger agrees!

 

Bob Caudle sets up a video to recount Duke Myers and Kerry Brown's history in Mid-Atlantic...

-Duke and Kerry teaming together as Stampede Rush
-Kerry Brown challenging Duke for the TV Title, then turning on his partner and bloodying him en route to winning the title

-Brawl after brawl between the two men

-Last week, Duke stops Kerry Brown from using a steel chair, leaving him vulnerable to the Torture Rack by Luger. At the end of last week's program, Brown challenges Duke to an Anything Goes Loser Leaves Town Match.
 

MATCH #2

Steve Armstrong vs. Abdullah the Butcher (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink)

Abdullah completely steamrolls Armstrong, mauling him and busting him open before finishing him with his elbow drop.

WIN: Abdullah

After the match, Sir Oliver reveals Abdullah will his man to face Valiant at the Bash. David Crockett then tells him that Sir Oliver will be handcuffed to JYD at ringside during the match!

 

MATCH #3

Mr. Wrestling II (w/ Johnny Weaver) vs. Rip Rogers

The masked man wins with his knee lift.

WIN: Mr. Wrestling II

II and Weaver talk about beating some respect into Ron Bass and Dirty Dutch Mantell at the Bash!

 

Bob Caudle goes through the rules for Wargames.

-One man starts out in the two-ring cage for each team. They wrestle for 5 minutes.

-A coin flip determines which team sends in the next man. That man comes in for 2 minutes, creating a 2 on 1 advantage.

-The team that loses the coin flip sends in its next man.

-Staggered entry continues until all 10 men have entered.

-The match does not officially begin until everyone has entered the cage. At that point, submission or surrender are the only ways to win.

 

We hear from Team Thunderbolt: Thunderbolt Patterson, Jack Brisco, Jerry Brisco, Animal, and Hawk. Thunderbolt calls out Ole Anderson to meet him one on one at the beginning of the match. Jack Brisco says he still has his sights set on Gino Hernandez and the Heavyweight Title. Jerry Brisco still wants a shot at the U.S. Title and Masked Superstar.

 

MATCH #4

JYD vs. Sonny King

King goes nose to nose with JYD, talking trash. JYD apparently doesn't like what he says, as he just starts choking King blatantly with both hands. He batters King back into the corner, waylaying him with punches and nearly getting disqualified. JYD hoists King onto his shoulder and hits a Thump powerslam. 1... 2... JYD pulls him up! JYD hits a second Thump and scores the win. An angry JYD scowls down on King's carcass after the dominant victory and King needs help getting out of the ring.

WIN: JYD

After the match, Jimmy Valiant and JYD do an interview. An excited Valiant does almost all the talking, says he can't wait to get his hands at Abdullah at the Bash and have that fat toad Sir Oliver handcuffed to his good buddy JYD and be forced to watch!

 

We then go to a previously recorded promo from Power Play. J.J. Dillon guarantees victory for his faction in the match.

 

MATCH #5

The Nightmares vs. The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (w/ Armand Rougeau & Maurice Vachon)

Vachon pushes Armand to ringside, and then is basically ordered to caddy for the Rougeaus. He takes their jackets and, after the Nightmares grab the upper hand and both brothers bail out, is ordered to dab their sweat with a towel. The Rougeaus keep struggling with the Nightmares, who are wowing the studio audience with their high-flying offense. After Nightmare #1 dropkicks Raymond off the apron, he evades a charge by Jacques and goes for a monkey flip. Vachon grabs the waistband of Jacques, sending Nightmare #1 crashing hard to the mat. Jacques promptly goes for a jackknife pin, using the ropes for leverage! A tainted victory for the Rougeaus!

WIN: Fabulous Rougeau Brothers

After the match, the Rougeaus say they've accepted the challenge and will face Murdoch and Sawyer for the tag titles at the Bash! That brings out Dick Murdoch and Brett Sawyer. Dick Murdoch promises to beat the Rougeaus and drop Armand on his head again with the brainbuster.

 

Jim Crockett is out next. He jokes about being on the program twice in as many weeks. Then he talks about Starrcade, which is coming Thanksgiving night from the Greensboro Coliseum. It's the biggest event of the entire wrestling year. That night, the MACW Heavyweight Title will be on the line in the main event. And to determine who gets the shot, Crockett is introducing the Starrcade Cup. It will be an eight-man, round-robin tournament, with two four-man groups. The winner of each group then advances to the finals, which happen at the Labor Day Spectacular on September 2 in Atlanta. The Starrcade Cup winner then gets a guaranteed MACW Title shot and will main event at Starrcade.

 

MAIN EVENT

Shawn Michaels (w/ Marty Jannetty) vs Moondog Spot (w/ Adrian Street, Ms. Linda & Moondog Rex

Shawn gets the better of Spot with his speed and quickness but after a few minutes, Rex storms the ring and leads to a DQ. Adrian Street joins in, and the Rockers do their best to fight off their three opponents but are left laying as the show ends.

WIN: Shawn Michaels by DQ

 

GREAT AMERICAN BASH

July 6, 1985

from American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC

 

MAIN EVENT

Wargames

Thunderbolt Patterson, Jack Brisco, Jerry Brisco, Animal & Hawk (w/ Paul Ellering)

vs

Power Play (Gino Hernandez, Masked Superstar, Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson & Matt Borne) (w/ J.J. Dillon)

 

MACW Tag Title Match

Dick Murdoch & Brett Sawyer defend vs Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (w/ Armand Rougeau & Maurice Vachon)

 

MACW TV Title Match

“The Total Package” Lex Luger defends vs Tom Prichard

 

Anything Goes, Loser Leaves Town Match

Duke Myers vs Kerry Brown

 

Valiant and Humperdink Settle the Score!
JYD and Oliver Humperdink Will Be Handcuffed at Ringside

Jimmy Valiant vs Abdullah the Butcher

 

Tag Team Grudge Match

The Rockers vs The Moondogs (w/ Lord Adrian Street & Ms. Linda)

 

The Veterans Unite Against Their Rivals

Johnny Weaver & Mr. Wrestling II vs Outlaw Ron Bass & Dirty Dutch Mantell

 

Plus much more!!

 

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Luger with a win over the big Russian can only help but build him up even more!  Nice job

Poor Jimmy Valiant... having to deal with Abbie at the bash!  Even if he finds a way to win, he will still get the fork!

Nice use of Wrestling II... no matter his age, he will always sell a few tickets.  Mantel and Bass seem to ready to take some cheer from the crowd.  Should be a fun one.

Valiant does all the talking during in an interview... Valiant is just being Valiant.  JYD was happy howling at the moon.

Really like the Starrcade cup Idea!

Bring on the Bash!

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6/30/85, Worldwide

Adrian Street submits Tom Prichard with the Lordly Privilege.

Ron Bass and Dutch Mantell defeat Steve Gatorwolf and Chris Youngblood in tag action. Bass pins Youngblood after his facefirst piledriver.

Johnny Weaver submits Pete Sanchez with the Weaver Lock.

Gino Hernandez defeats Phil LaFleur to retain the MACW Heavyweight Title.

 

 

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