I wasn't talking about them being black. Yee-ikes. Sheesh, some of my best friends are black!!!
No, really, what I meant by it was more along the lines of JYD and Kamala both seem to be more goofy in their gimmicks and not exactly great wrestlers. They have their own niche, but I wouldn't really compare them to Adams, Dr. Death, or Murdoch.
And hey, Tarver fits in perfectly and I'm not saying anything about him!
Post by tommybrownell on Jun 24, 2010 17:03:36 GMT -5
JYD was the top face in Mid-South until he got snatched up by WWF and went comedy mid-carder...so their wider exposure is not necessarily what I'm aiming for...(notice I will never use Kamala without Akbar as his manager...ever).
I've seen a couple of Youtube matches of Kamala before his WWF/WCW days, same with JYD. But it's just hard to get their comedy stuff out of my head. On the other hand, Murdoch, Slater, DiBiase, Williams are not hard to picture as pure badasses. Part of that, though, might be because I've seen more matches of all of them pre-WWF/WCW days.
Post by tommybrownell on Jun 24, 2010 20:00:57 GMT -5
I guess it helps with what guys are most famous for. Murdoch is most famous for his hard nosed stuff, as is Slater. Peter has commented that he can't get "The Million Dollar Man" out of his head for DiBiase. Doc is most famous for his Japan stuff, but even in WWE he was never a comedy guy.
Post by tommybrownell on Jun 25, 2010 1:21:28 GMT -5
PRO WRESTLING IMMORTAL Fighting Spirit 9.2.1
The show opened with Dick Murdoch heading to the ring! The crowd booed him as he showed up for singles action...against Romero Contreras!
Murdoch attacked Contreras as he tried to enter the ring, Murdoch reminding everyone that he can stand toe to toe with anyone in the company!
Romero's size proved problematic for Murdock, and he soon rebounded! Romero rattled Murdock with his huge forearm called The Beaner! Romero scooped Murdock up...and spiked him with the Kool-Aid Krunch!
Romero Contreras pinned Dick Murdoch with the Kool-Aid Krunch in 0:08:58. Rating: ***
Winded and wounded, Romero still celebrated his win!
Robert Roode came to the ring next, with James Storm and Chris Harris, still in the wheelchair, behind him! As Roode took off his t-shirt, he kinda tossed it onto Harris.
Paul Roma came to the ring to mild cheers!
The match was mostly Roode as he aggressively attacked Roma. The Payoff put him down!
Robert Roode pinned Paul Roma with the Payoff in 0:05:55. Rating: ** 3/4
Roode rolled out of the ring, pleased with himself. Then he took his place next to Harris as James Storm entered the ring! Sensei Bolo brought The Greatest American Bolo out! This match was for the Fighting Spirit Title!
Bolo hit Roode with a baseball slide while Roode seemed to be talking to Chris Harris about something, sending Roode into the guardrail. Storm used that to attack Bolo, but Bolo reversed an irish whip and hit the Patriot Act (a running clothesline in the corner followed by an enzuigiri through the ropes). Skandor Akbar led Kamala to the ring, and he sent Kamala after Sensei! Storm caught the ref as Bolo tried to save Sensei, and Kamala savaged Bolo with chops! He tossed Bolo in the ring...and he at the Last Call! Storm retained in his first defense!
James Storm pinned The Greatest American Bolo with the Last Call in 0:04:55. Rating: ** 1/4 (James Storm retained the PWI Fighting Spirit Title.) [Kamala interfered against The Greatest American Bolo.]
Bad Bromance came out next and, as usual, the crowd tore them apart! Steve Williams and Ted DiBiase, still smarting after the events of last week, came to the ring looking to take out some aggression!
An amazing thing happened, though...Ryder and Slater seemed to think things through! They took advantage of the anger of Doc and DiBiase, leading to Doc and DiBiase to make mistakes!
Doc used his power to make Slater and Ryder each regret being born at times, while DiBiase brawled furiously. The crowd was on the edge of their seat for every nearfall, just stunned that Bad Bromance made it past five minutes! Ryder opened up Doc's forehead, which was weakened after last week's attack by Sawyer, so when the bloody Doc tagged out, he slumped to the floor. DiBiase unloaded on both men and went for the loaded glove on Ryder...when William Regal ran to the ring! He nailed DiBiase with the Power of the Punch!
Ryder and Slater hit the Bad Bromance and scored their biggest win yet!
Bad Bromance (Zack Ryder and Heath Slater) defeated Steve Williams and Ted DiBiase when Z. Ryder pinned DiBiase after the Bad Bromance in 0:37:42. Rating: ***** [William Regal interfered against Ted DiBiase.]
Doctor Death, enraged, recovered and went after Regal...but Buzz Sawyer yanked him out of the ring and sent him into the ringpost! Then he hit a scoop slam on the floor!
Bad Attitude came to the ring, challenging Terry Taylor and Chris Adams for the Tag Team Titles!
Saturn and Morley were in control in the beginning, but the champs outmaneuvered Saturn and isolated Morley! Taylor fed Morley the Five Arm he neglected to last week and got the pin!
Chris Adams and Terry Taylor defeated Bad Attitude (Perry Saturn and Sean Morley) when Taylor pinned S. Morley with the Five Arm in 0:05:58. Rating: *** 1/4 (Chris Adams and Terry Taylor retained the PWI Tag Team Titles.)
At intermission it was announced that Bad Attitude would face Bad Bromance, James Storm would defend the Fighting Spirit title against Terry Taylor, Dick Slater would meet Jake Roberts, Dick Murdoch would face Sting, Anthony Jackson and Kamala would team up for one night against The Greatest American Bolo and Romero Contreras, and much, much more!
Anthony Jackson came to the ring and said that next week he would slap Romero across the border and he would beat Bolo so bad that Bolo would have to wear a mask over his mask! In fact, he's thinking about giving Kamala the night off!
Jim Powers came to the ring to take on Jackson!
What followed was a match that went on way, way too long. Powers kept rallying back and applying rest holds, which killed the crowd. Finally...after way, way too long...Jackson caught Powers with the spear! Then he hit the Vanilla Drop! When the ref counted three, a handful of fans cheered him!
Anthony Jackson pinned Jim Powers with the Vanilla Drop in 0:18:25. Rating: 1/4*
Michael Tarver and Skip Sheffield came to the ring for the main event...their opponents, teaming for the first time ever, the team of Jake Roberts and Sting aka Fatal Encounter! Sting and Jake had matching green and gray rights, with a snake on Jake's leg and a scorpion on Sting's!
Sting clotheslined Tarver over the ropes, while Jake ducked a clothesline by Sheffield and spiked him with the DDT! That was it!
Fatal Encounter (Jake Roberts and Sting) defeated The Regal Empire (Michael Tarver and Skip Sheffield) when J. Roberts pinned Sheffield with the DDT in 0:00:44. Rating: *
The crowd was stunned with how quick that was! Dick Murdoch and Dick Slater attacked Sting and Roberts! The element of surprise gave them the upperhand...but Murdoch charged Jake, who pulled the top rope down! Slater went for a piledriver, but Sting backdropped him out!
Sting and Jake BEGGED The Hard Liners to come back in the ring, but even with Tarver and Sheffield there, they thought better of it!
Post by tommybrownell on Jun 25, 2010 13:12:12 GMT -5
PRO WRESTLING IMMORTAL Fighting Spirit 10.2.1
When the show begins, the first introductions are made: For Bad Bromance! Zack Ryder and Heath Slater head to the ring to face Bad Attitude, Sean Morley and Perry Saturn!
The crowd was raring to go here! Morley is still a little bitter over Slater turning on him a couple of months ago, but tonight was not his night for revenge as Slater puts him away with a splash!
Bad Bromance (Zack Ryder and Heath Slater) defeated Bad Attitude (Perry Saturn and Sean Morley) when H. Slater pinned S. Morley after a splash in 0:05:22. Rating: *** 1/2
Bad Bromance got booed out of the building for their win, and they loved it!
Robert Roode hit the ring, this time alone! His opponent: Ted DiBiase!
This was a great back and forth match, with Dibiase outbrawling Roode. Roode managed to overpower DiBiase, but the turning point came when DiBiase ducked a Northern Lariat and hit a chop block! Roode kept fighting back, no doubt, but that opened him up for a Figure Four, and that put Roode away!
Ted DiBiase defeated Robert Roode when Robert Roode passed out in the Figure Four Leglock in 0:08:16. Rating: **** 1/4
Post-match, DiBiase celebrated...when Regal slid in the ring and nailed him once more with the Power of the Punch!
Regal sneered at DiBiase and left him laying!
Michael Tarver and Skip Sheffield hit the ring looking sour, taking on the duo of Jim Powers and Paul Roma! Tarver and Sheffield dominated The Young Stallion, and milked it a bit. Tarver kept pulling Roma up from pin attempts...but when he tried to pick him up after a big slam, Roma caught him with an inside cradle!
The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated The Regal Empire (Michael Tarver and Skip Sheffield) when Roma pinned Tarver after an inside cradle in 0:03:34. Rating: 3/4*
Tarver threw a HUGE fit at the upset! Sheffield tried to calm him down, but Tarver just stomped away!
Dick Murdoch came to the ring for the next match...but caught Sting in the aisle! This thing was ON. Murdoch and Sting just tore into each other, fighting around the ring area and into the ring! Honestly, even once the match got going, they still mostly just fought instead of wrestled! Sting split Murdoch open pretty early on, and began working his cut to make him gush blood. Dick Slater hit the ring area and distracted Sting from the floor...so Sting dove over the ropes onto him!
Between Murdoch and Slater, they rammed Sting into the ring post, hit him with a chair and the ring bell, and Slater even spiked Sting on the floor at one point, trying to get him counted out...Sting crawled back in...so Murdoch hit a Gourdbuster and Sting STILL kicked out. Murdoch was bleeding all over Sting and the referee, but even when Sting got him in the Scorpion Deathlock, he managed to push to the ropes!
After doing everything just shy of shooting Sting, the third Gourdbuster in the match put him away!
Dick Murdoch pinned Sting with the Gourdbuster in 0:14:45. Rating: **** [Dick Slater interfered against Sting.]
Murdoch limped away from the ring with Slater. A brief intermission followed to clean up the ring.
Buzz Sawyer came to the ring for the next match...and Tag Team Champion Chris Adams followed! They were just getting started when Steve Williams hit the ring and mauled Sawyer!
Buzz Sawyer defeated Chris Adams by disqualification in 0:00:40. Rating: * [Steve Williams interfered against Buzz Sawyer.]
Doctor Death just beat the crap out of Sawyer, with Adams trying to pull him off and nearly getting nailed himself!
Anthony Jackson, Kamala, Skandor Akbar and Friday came to the ring next! Jackson was giving Kamala a pep talk of some sort, but it is possible that it went right over Kamala's head.
Sensei Bolo led Romero Contreras and The Greatest American Bolo out!
This wasn't a bad match, but it was far from a great tag match, as neither team worked like a team. Romero was quick to do whatever he needed to do to even the score since Bolo is so much smaller than the opponents. He went for the Border Jump on Kamala at one point, but Friday tripped him up!
Bolo was dealing with Akbar on the floor while Romero was fighting Kamala, when Jackson got Bolo's kendo stick and went after Sensei! Jim Powers came out to a nice surprise and snatched the kendo away!
A little later on, Romero hit a huge spinebuster on Jackson for the win!
Romero Contreras and The Greatest American Bolo defeated Anthony Jackson and Kamala when Contreras pinned Jackson after a spinebuster in 0:15:20. Rating: 1/2* [Sensei Bolo and Jim Powers interfered against Anthony Jackson.] [Friday interfered against Romero Contreras.]
The crowd loved the result as Jackson and Kamala tried to regroup!
At intermission it was announced that The Regal Empire and Buzz Sawyer would face Fatal Encounter, Steve Williams and Ted DiBiase in an elimination match next week! The Hard Liners would get their Tag Title rematch next week as well! Anthony Jackson would take on Jim Powers, while Bad Bromance would face The Greatest American Bolo and Romero Contreras!
Dick Slater was up...and Jake Roberts was out to face him!
With Murdoch and Sting's ugly brawl from earlier, that lessened the likelihood that anyone would be involved here! That gave Roberts the edge, and though Slater is no pushover, Roberts managed to hook him with the DDT for the win!
Jake Roberts pinned Dick Slater with the DDT in 0:10:47. Rating: ***
Terry Taylor came to the ring for the main event...while Robert Roode wheeled out Chris Harris so they could support James Storm!
Storm and Taylor locked up, and what followed was a very nice match! Taylor had a counter for most of Storm's offense, but the area where he really screwed himself up was that he thought ROODE was the distraction and he wasn't. As Storm was down, Taylor set up the Five Arm, when Heath Slater and Zack Ryder ran down, and Slater tripped him up! This gave Storm time to recover and hit the Last Call!
James Storm pinned Terry Taylor with the Last Call in 0:08:16. Rating: *** 3/4 (James Storm retained the PWI Fighting Spirit Title.) [Heath Slater interfered against Terry Taylor.]
After the match, Bad Bromance attacked Taylor! Chris Adams ran out to save him, but Robert Roode ambushed him on the floor! Storm went outside and grabbed a chair, then tossed it to Slater! Storm and Roode joined them in the ring as Slater and Ryder set Taylor's knee in the chair!
Shinsuke Nakamura ran to the ring and pulled Taylor out of the ring! Ryder, Slater, Storm and Roode yelled at Nakamura, and Nakamura got up on the apron! Storm asked Nakamura if he was SERIOUSLY going to get into the ring with a four on one...and Nakamura hesitated...then said "No!"
Chris Harris stood out of his wheelchair and jumped in the ring, then speared Storm!!! He came up fighting as Roode and Bad Bromance tried to jump him! He was on fire, and then Nakamura was right beside him, making it two on four! Chris Adams recovered and joined in, and Terry Taylor did as well!! Storm, Roode, Ryder and Slater were sent scattering as Harris stood on the turnbuckles calling them cowards!
Post by tommybrownell on Jun 25, 2010 13:57:40 GMT -5
- I was building to Taylor/Adams vs Bad Attitude vs Bad Bromance. Then the show after Morley won his triple threat, he gave notice. So I rushed their tag title shot, then made them put over Bad Bromance.
- The Tarver thing is officially Going Somewhere at the moment.
- TNM keeps trying to get Roma and Powers involved. TNM is about to get into trouble.
- Obviously, I completely ripped the angle off of season 2 of Buffy. That said, I justify it by asking "Are Storm and Harris more relevant now than they were in the first cycle"?
Post by tommybrownell on Jun 25, 2010 14:37:09 GMT -5
- I agree! I thought Morley/Saturn was a nice combo I had stumbled upon. Once I knew it was time to take the belts off of The Hard Liners, I got the idea for the three way feud and then...bleh.
- I also intentionally ignored your Angel/Spike comment for a reason...=) And yeah, I don't know if that's ever been done in wrestling before...(wheelchair angles are usually just guys faking it, this one wasn't exactly that).
Post by tommybrownell on Jun 27, 2010 9:44:34 GMT -5
PRO WRESTLING IMMORTAL Fighting Spirit 11.2.1
The show opens with Anthony Jackson being introduced! Jackson doesn't even try to talk as Jim Powers heads to the ring!
Jackson jumps him as he enters the ring, spears him and hits the Vanilla Drop!
Anthony Jackson pinned Jim Powers with the Vanilla Drop in 0:00:54. Rating: DUD
Jackson says that's a warm-up for Romero!
Bad Bromance come to the ring, getting booed loudly! The Greatest American Bolo and Romero Contreras are led out by Sensei Bolo!
Romero and Bolo are kinda getting used to each other, but Ryder and Slater are much crisper as a team. They wisely isolated Bolo as much as they could. Ryder went for a sidewalk slam and Bolo made the mistake of trying to get his arm down to block it, wrenching his elbow!
Bad Bromance (Zack Ryder and Heath Slater) defeated Romero Contreras and The Greatest American Bolo when Z. Ryder pinned Bolo after a sidewalk slam in 0:11:47. The Greatest American Bolo suffered an elbow injury. He will be out for approximately 1 card. Rating: *** 1/2
Bad Bromance was victorious! Ryder and Slater said they were dead set on the tag team titles, whether Taylor and Adams like it or not!
Skandor Akbar and Friday brought Kamala to the ring! Paul Roma came to the ring to mild cheers!
Kamala didn't sweat Roma as he tore into him. He brutalized Roma with chops and kicks, then crushed him with Air Africa!
Kamala pinned Paul Roma with the Air Africa in 0:01:37. Rating: -1/4*
Shinsuke Nakamura is out to a nice pop, taking on Fighting Spirit Champion James Storm!
Nakamura is very aggressive, but Storm stands his ground. He uses cheating tactics to get the upperhand. but Nakamura rallies back and hits the Landslide! Robert Roode hits the ring as Nakamura nails Storm with the Boma Ye, and begins beating Nakamura down!
Shinsuke Nakamura defeated James Storm by disqualification in 0:07:56. Rating: *** 1/2 (James Storm retained the PWI Fighting Spirit Title.) [Robert Roode interfered against Shinsuke Nakamura.]
Chris Harris is quick to charge to the ring, but Roode and Storm get out FAST!
The Hard Liners come out next, challenging for the tag team titles...and they wait in the entrance for Chris Adams and Terry Taylor! Adams and Taylor dodge the attacks right off and stun Murdoch and Slater with the Superkick and the Five Arm!
Taylor tosses Murdoch in the ring and hits a gutwrench suplex for the pin!
Chris Adams and Terry Taylor defeated The Hard Liners (Dick Murdoch and Dick Slater) when Taylor pinned Murdoch after a gutwrench suplex in 0:00:44. Rating: * (Chris Adams and Terry Taylor retained the PWI Tag Team Titles.)
The Hard Liners are stunned, but recover and attack the tag team champions! However, Sting and Jake Roberts storm the ring and chase them off!
At intermission, it is announce that next week William Regal must defend the PWI Heavyweight title against Jake Roberts! Bad Bromance faces Terry Taylor and Chris Adams in a non-title match! Shinsuke Nakamura gets a rematch with James Storm! Chris Harris faces Robert Roode and more!
Perry Saturn came to the ring ready to fight...and Chris Harris came out to a big pop to take him on!
Saturn viciously went after the neck of Harris. both to capitalize on his injury and to set up the Death Valley Driver, but Harris kept watching for the DVD. Harris had a bit of ring rust, but it didn't stop him from hitting Saturn with the Catatonic for the win!
Chris Harris pinned Perry Saturn with the Catatonic in 0:09:30. Rating: **** 1/4
William Regal, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver and Buzz Sawyer were up next! Jake Roberts, Sting, Steve Williams and Ted DiBiase followed!
The faces were in charge in the opening minutes, isolating Regal and taking turns beating on him!
DiBiase was the first victim, eating a Powerslam by Sawyer!
Sting and Jake stayed in most of the time from there, but the numbers advantage by the opponents kept them able to break up falls easier. Jake had a staggered Sawyer set up for a running kneelift, when Regal blasted him with a knee to the back! This allowed Sawyer to hit a Powerslam on him, too!
Sting and Doc, their partners gone, tried to keep their opponents on their side of the ring, but Sting missed a Stinger Splash in the neutral corner on Tarver and ate a brutal blow to the back of the head! William Regal took over and hit the dragon suplex for the win!
Doc hit the ring on fire and tore apart everything that moved! He dominated everyone and set Tarver up for the Oklahoma Stampede and Sheffield entered the ring! Doc dumped Tarver and nailed Sheffield! He decked Sawyer! He tackled Regal! He picked Tarver back up for the Stampede, but Tarver caught him with an inside cradle for the pin!
Elimination Match: The Regal Empire (Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield and William Regal) and Buzz Sawyer beat Fatal Encounter (Jake Roberts and Sting), Steve Williams and Ted DiBiase 4 falls to 0: x Sawyer beat DiBiase via the Powerslam in 0:08:56 x Sawyer beat J. Roberts via the Powerslam in 0:14:16 x W. Regal beat Sting via a dragon suplex in 0:20:30 x Tarver beat S. Williams via an inside cradle in 0:27:23 Survivors: Buzz Sawyer, Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield, William Regal Rating: ** 3/4
The crowd was upset as Regal's coalition of villains managed to get ahead of the faces again!
Post by ultramagnus on Jun 27, 2010 11:35:44 GMT -5
I think the issue was that I would usually start with the "best" wrestler from each side in a strategy where each team wanted their best wrestler to get as many eliminations early as possible, so the other guys were playing catch up. Of course, this resulted in the weakest wrestlers at the end of the match, so even when there was a sole survivor situation, it wasn't with very good wrestlers. I think probably a better strategy for winning, but not as dramatic.
Post by tommybrownell on Jun 27, 2010 19:10:29 GMT -5
PRO WRESTLING IMMORTAL Fighting Spirit 12.2.1
Sensei Bolo came to the ring and announced that even though The Greatest American Bolo did get hurt last week, he would return next week! Skandor Akbar and Kamala came to the ring! Akbar kept threatening to unleash Kamala on Sensei...but Kitty announced that next week, Kamala and Akbar would have to take on Sensei Bolo and The Greatest American Bolo! Akbar flipped out and told Kamala to crush Sensei, but Kitty announced that Kamala had a match right now...against Sting!
Sting hit the ring and saved Sensei from Kamala! Sting was all over Kamala, hitting a flying cross body press for the pin!
Sting pinned Kamala after a flying cross body press in 0:02:23. Rating: * 1/4
Michael Tarver and Skip Shrffield were up next, against Jim Powers and Paul Roma!
Regal Empire dominated The Young Stallions, with Tarver being particularly brutal. Tarver crushed Powers with Tarver's Lightning for the win!
The Regal Empire (Michael Tarver and Skip Sheffield) defeated The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) when Tarver pinned Powers with the Tarver's Lightning in 0:02:10. Rating: *
Tarver celebrated...and then Sheffield nailed Tarver!! He hit the Over The Shoulder Boulder Holder! William Regal came to the ring and patted Sheffield on the shoulder! He explained to Tarver that he blamed Tarver for every failing that The Regal Empire had ever experienced, but he did do some good, and that was the only reason why Sheffield was not ending his career tonight!
Zack Ryder and Heath Slater came to the ring to face Chris Adams and Terry Taylor in a non-title match!
The theme of the night was aggression, which Slater and Ryder had in spades! Taylor and Adams tried to rally, but Bad Bromance were smelling blood! Ryder locked on a side headlock, but he slipped it into a chokehold and choked Adams out!
Bad Bromance (Zack Ryder and Heath Slater) defeated Chris Adams and Terry Taylor when Z. Ryder defeated Adams when Adams passed out in a side headlock in 0:03:32. Rating: ***
Bad Bromance guaranteed themselves a title shot!
Anthony Jackson hit the ring, again not talking! Perry Saturn came out, but Jackson jumped him as he came through the ropes!
Jackson was ruthless, but Saturn brawled like crazy to stay in it! Jackson missed a spear and Saturn moved in for the kill, but Jackson dodged a dropkick and went for the pin, tossing his feet on the ropes for leverage!
Anthony Jackson pinned Perry Saturn after a side step in 0:03:17. Rating: *** 1/4
Buzz Sawyer stalked to the ring for the next bout...taking on Romero Contreras!
Sawyer rushed Romero, but Romero dominated him! He pummeled the Mad Dog from pillar to post! Sawyer got some licks in out on the floor, but Romero smashed him into the ring steps and set him up for the Kool-Aid Krunch!
Romero Contreras pinned Buzz Sawyer with the Kool-Aid Krunch in 0:03:48. Rating: ***
Shinsuke Nakamure made his way out to battle James Storm for the Fighting Spirit title!
This one was intense, but both men brought the fire! Early on, Robert Roode came to ringside to distract Nakamura! Nakamura, at one point, dove through the ropes at Roode!
Storm hit the Eight Second Ride and the Eye of the Storm, but Nakamura kept kicking out! Storm even dodged the Boma Ye! Storm smashed a beer bottle over Nakamura's head...but he kicked out!!
Storm went for the Last Call...but Nakamura ducked it and hit an enzuigiri! Storm slumped to his knee...and Nakamura locked in the Shining Triangle!!
Storm held on...but finally tapped out!
Shinsuke Nakamura made James Storm submit to the Shining Triangle in 0:16:55. Rating: **** 1/4 (Shinsuke Nakamura won the PWI Fighting Spirit Title.) [Robert Roode interfered against Shinsuke Nakamura.]
The crowd erupted as Nakamura won the title! Roode tried to attack him, but Nakamura sent him through the ropes and to the floor!
At intermission it was announced that Adams and Taylor would defend the belts against Bad Bromance, Nakamura would defend his title against Robert Roode, Romero would battle All Action, The Bolos would take on Kamala & Akbar, Michael Tarver would face Skip Sheffield and Chris Harris would battle James Storm!
The Hard Liners came to the ring for tag action, against Steve Williams and Ted DiBiase!
This was a slobberknocker like we have come to expect from these four men...but Buzz Sawyer, who has recently invoked the rage of Steve Williams, came to the ring to attack Doc!
Steve Williams and Ted DiBiase defeated The Hard Liners (Dick Murdoch and Dick Slater) when S. Williams defeated Murdoch by disqualification in 0:07:28. Rating: ** 1/4 [Buzz Sawyer interfered against Steve Williams.]
The Hard Liners sent DiBiase out of the ring, as Sawyer stomped a mudhold into Doc, then choked him out with his chain!
Robert Roode was up next...battling Chris Harris!
Roode viciously attacked the neck of Harris, but Chris Harris had a lot of pent up frustration! He beat on Roode for a good chunk of the match, but Roode caught him with a slingshot into the turnbuckles! A few moments later he hit a powerslam and held Harris tight!
Robert Roode pinned Chris Harris after a powerslam in 0:07:21. Rating: *** 3/4
Jake Roberts - unbeaten in singles competition - came to the ring to face William Regal for the PWI Heavyweight title!
Jake was playing mind games, having pinned Regal in minutes before! Regal still seemed confident, and we knew why once The Hard Liners came to the ring! As Roberts went for the DDT, Slater tried to enter the ring! The referee pushed him back, but Dick Murdoch slid in and clubbed Roberts from behind! Regal hit the Knee Trembler and scored the pin!
William Regal pinned Jake Roberts with the Knee Trembler in 0:07:25. Rating: ** 1/2 (William Regal retained the PWI Heavyweight Title.) [Dick Murdoch interfered against Jake Roberts.]
Regal ordered The Hard Liners to brutalize Roberts!! Sting ran to the ring and started fighting off both Hard Liners! While this was going on, Ted DiBiase entered the ring behind Regal, pulled out his loaded glove, the knocked out the Heavyweight champion!
Post by tommybrownell on Jun 27, 2010 19:35:47 GMT -5
Cycle 2 - the second 13 weeks, comes to an end!
When Anthony Jackson turned on The Greatest American Bolo, it looked like he was picking an easy fight. Along the way, he infuriated Romero Contreras (partly by cheating to hand him a very rare loss). Romero has beaten Jackson a few times since, but keeps coming back with attacks! Lately, Jackson doesn't even talk, he just wins matches quickly! Can this new, silent Jackson beat Romero? Or will Romero beat him one more time?
For some strange reason, Skandor Akbar and Kamala have fixated on trying to hurt and scare Sensei Bolo. This has led to The Greatest American Bolo fighting a bigger fight than he really wants to. Now, however, The Bolos get what several wrestlers have wanted: Akbar in a match! Akbar is a retired wrestler, while Sensei has never wrestled in his life...have the Bolos bitten off more than they can chew?
Since PWI opened, Michael Tarver and Skip Sheffield have been joined at the hip. Tarver started missing shows, but Sheffield and William Regal seemed to blow it off. When Tarver started losing matches, Sheffield and Regal seemed to blow it off. Suddenly, last week, Sheffield violently attacked Tarver after they won a tag match! Regal told Tarver he was being held responsible for every failing The Regal Empire had faced, and it was only by his mercy that Sheffield was not ending his career right there! That may have been a mistake, however, as Tarver can be a dangerous man, and he's been left breathing.
The Hard Liners and Buzz Sawyer have been retained as hitmen of sorts for William Regal. After "Dr. Death" Steve Williams won a gauntlet, Regal unleashed Sawyer on Doc to keep him from winning the PWI Heavyweight title! Sawyer did his job well...now Doc is hunting "Mad Dog"! When they face off, there will be no DQs, no countouts, no time limits and falls will count anywhere!
Jake Roberts burst on the scene out of nowhere and pinned Regal on one of his first appearances. Regal recognized him as a title threat and told The Hard Liners to end the threat. When he ordered them to do the same to Sting, he inadvertently pushed the two opposites together! Sting and The Snake have begun to gel quickly as a team...but now they have to face one of the best teams in PWI history!
The Hard Liners ended the career of Jim Duggan, leaving a floundering Terry Taylor without a partner. He called his old friend Chris Adams, and the two resumed the battle with The Hard Liners, eventually winning the Tag Team titles! They got locked into a three way fight with Bad Attitude and Bad Bromance, but when Perry Saturn's partner left him high and dry, that left Bad Bromance along to challenge Adams and Taylor. Zack Ryder and Heath Slater have been incredibly aggressive lately...can they parley that into championship gold?
"Fighting Spirit" began with Shinsuke Nakamura battling Robert Roode in the Fighting Spirit title tournament. As Nakamura neared the finals, Roode became allies with James Storm, eventually aiding Storm in beating Nakamura for the belt in the tournament finals. Nakamura persevered, and is now the Fighting Spirit champion! Roode is dead set on ending that reign early...while Nakamura plans to repeat his feat from the first show of the cycle.
America's Most Wanted were well on their way to becoming jokes in PWI until Chris Harris and James Storm were forced to face off in the Fighting Spirit title tournament. In their match, Storm went for a powerbomb but botched it, and nearly crippled Harris! Storm surprised some folks with his flippant attitude toward nearly ending the career of his partner, and made it worse when he and Robert Roode began using the wheelchair bound Harris as their "mascot". This came to extremes when Storm used Harris' wheelchair to beat Sting in the semifinals of the tournament! When Shinsuke Nakamura confronted Storm, Roode and Bad Bromance a couple of weeks ago, Harris rose from his wheelchair and attacked his former partner! Harris has shown, however, that he's not 100% yet...but is he strong enough to beat Storm?
William Regal has formed a wall around himself as champion. As if Michael Tarver and Skip Sheffield were not bad enough, he hired Buzz Sawyer and The Hard Liners too protect his gold and take out challengers. Recently, he seemed to be picking on Ted DiBiase, slugging him out with the Power of the Punch. Last week, DiBiase finally got the drop on Regal and laid HIM out with the loaded glove! William Regal now defends the title against Ted DiBiase...but with Tarver fired, Sawyer in a brutal match with Steve Williams and The Hard Liners having to face Fatal Encounter, this is probably the best chance anyone's had in a while of taking the title off of Regal!