View Full Version : The Battle for the Belt: A Masters of the Mat Diary
05-02-2005, 05:12 PM
Alright, we've got thirteen promotions representing the Pro Wrestling Alliance, each is sending two to three workers a piece.
Representing Wally McLane’s Carolina Pro Wrestling:
Dale McKinley (Ex-Olympian who’s now working the wrestling ring)
The Shadow (Mysterious masked man hailing for Ottawa)
Igor Akimov (A babyface Russian... that’s right, a babyface Russian)
Representing Pete O’Fearghal’s Great Lakes Pro Wrestling:
Eric Baker (“Cleveland’s Son” and huge draw in the area)
Johnny Acres (Former shoot fighter and best friend of the owner)
Johnny Zhu (An ex-Yakuza/shoot fighter)
Representing Teddy Austin’s Mid-South Pro Wrestling:
Harry James Sr. (Patriarch of the James family and a decent technician)
Bob Hutton (Eldest boy of the Scottish Hutton clan, a feared brawler)
Aaron Coffey (An All-American goofball, Coffey gets over with his charisma and marginal wrestling skills)
Representing Abe Gonyea’s Midwest Pro Wrestling:
Abe Gonyea (Owner/Main Eventer of Midwest, he’s a former amateur wrestler)
Hayden Rally (A protégé of Gonyea, Rally will be making his pro debut at the tournament)
Billy Taylor (A great technical worker and ‘rival’ of Abe Gonyea)
Representing Neil St. John’s New England Pro Wrestling:
Vito Sammartini (Beloved Italian hero in the region, and the promotion’s focal point)
Baron Von Reinhold (Enemy of Sammartini and ex-**** overlord)
Luigi Limardi (A former student of Sammartini and leader of the group bent on destroying him)
Representing Tobias Root’s Pacific Northwest Pro Wrestling:
Tobias Root Jr. (Son of the owner and a gifted technical wrestler)
Mike Peakock (The youngest of the Australian Peakocks, Mike is the tag partner of Root Jr.)
Adrian Decker (An phenomenally talented youngster
Representing Freddie Graeme’s Southeast Pro Wrestling:
Warren Brockmann (A naturally gifted technical wrestler who’s shining in the Southeast)
Conan O’Ryan (An Irish immigrant, Conan is one of Southeast’s top babyfaces)
Representing Jim Bouchard’s Southwest Pro Wrestling:
Jim Bouchard (Owner/Main Eventer, Bouchard is dedicated to delivering bloody brawls to the fans)
Hans Von Reinhold (Younger brother of the feared Baron, he’s an equally terrifying brawler)
Representing Henry Pabon’s Tri-State Pro Wrestling:
Montana Rhodes (After playing the generic ‘monster heel’ for years, Rhodes has found a real niche playing the ‘gentle giant babyface’)
Dolph Yager (A German bodybuilder, Yager has a certain quality to him that helps him get over)
Representing James Whiteford’s Australia Pro Wrestling:
James Whiteford Jr. (Son of the owner, Whiteford Jr. is consider by many as a future great, just like his father)
Steven Maddox (A brutal madman, this Australian is believed to be a direct descendant of the convicts who used to inhabit the continent)
Representing Nicolas Bellamont’s Eastern Canadian Wrestling:
Rusty Dubois (A ex-minor league hockey player, Rusty’s got a ton of charisma and a whole career ahead of him)
Bobby Tyger (A ruthless limb marksman and fan favorite in Canada)
Representing Kim Sin-Nak’s Japan Pro Wrestling:
Kim Sin-Nak (The owner of JPW, who is regarded as Japan’s greatest)
Fred Thontz (Thontz is old school and one of the world’s greatest technical artists. He’s abandoned the U.S. system to work for Sin-Nak)
Representing Christopher Macon Sr.’s Western Canadian Wrestling
LaMont Hurdt (An ex-Sgt. in the Canadian forces, Hurdt is a decent ring worker)
Kazumar Chitosh (A Japanese Kabuki warrior with a strong following in the U.S. and Canada)
Coming next is the brackets for the tournament.
05-02-2005, 05:39 PM
Bold Indicates a Win
#1 Kim Sin-Nak
#32 Aaron Coffey
#2 Vito Sammartini
#31 Johnny Acres
#3 Fred Thontz
#30 Dolph Yager
#4 Abe Gonyea
#29 Bobby Tyger
#5 Baron Von Reinhold
#28 Dale McKinley
#6 The Shadow
#27 Warren Brockmann
#7 Luigi Limardi
#26 Rusty Dubois
#8 Eric Baker
#25 LaMont Hurdt
#9 James Whiteford Jr.
#24 Bob Hutton
#10 Billy Taylor
#23 Hans Von Reinhold
#11 Jim Bouchard
#22 Kazumar Chitosh
#12 Tobias Root Jr.
#21 Igor Akimov
#13 Johnny Zhu
#20 Hayden Rally
#14 Conan O'Ryan
#19 Steven Maddox
#15 Harry James Sr.
#18 Mike Peakock
#16 Montana Rhodes
#17 Adrian Decker
05-02-2005, 08:36 PM
Kim Sin-Nak beat Aaron Coffey at the 16 minute mark with a Leaping Piledriver
Comments: A one-sided battle as Kim Sin-Nak battered "All-American" Aaron Coffey with his vast assortment of limb weakening holds.
Johnny Acres beat Vito Sammartini at the 30 minute mark with an Elevated Hammerlock
Comments: Unlike the opening match, this match was a bitter back and forth battle. Sammartini had the advantage, but Acres managed to come back and take down the Italian hero for a Round One upset.
05-03-2005, 12:07 AM
Very interested to see how this one comes along, Rick!
Too bad about the whole Mike Pea**** thing! Isn't it ridiculous that a bird can't have it's full name revealed due to some crazy anti-profanity filter!? I mean **** isn't even a bad word originally. Maybe you could call him Mike Pea-Male-Genitalia instead? :D
05-03-2005, 10:00 AM
Thanks for the compliments, and yea, I guess for the board, he'll have to be 'Mike Peakock'....
05-03-2005, 10:50 AM
Fred Thontz beat Dolph Yager at the 22 minute mark with the Back Elevated Hammerlock
Comments: Once thrown in the ring, Yager used his superior strength to dominate Thontz, but the aged veteran used his mat skills to take Yager down a notch, and managed to kick out of several Yager Splashes.
Abe Gonyea beat Bobby Tyger at the 19 minute mark with a desperation Brass Knuckle Punch
Comments: Gonyea was totally thrown off-guard, as the limb marksman proceeded to weaken his arms down extensively. It was believed that Tyger had the win, but Gonyea pulled out a brass knuckle and smacked Tyger in the side of the head, earning him the win and the boos of the fans.
05-03-2005, 02:06 PM
Dale McKinley beat Baron Von Reinhold at the 27 minute mark with a Lariat Clothesline
Comments: McKinley pulled off a close win, as the German madman stomped his bad knee up terribly. McKinley fought back and wouldn't submit Von Reinhold's Iron Claw, and managed to pull off a victory.
Warren Brockmann beat The Shadow at the 25 minute mark with the Figure-Four Leglock
Comments: The Shadow and Brockmann had a great back-and-forth battle, but when the time came winding down, Brockmann pulled off a leaping piledriver and managed to make The Shadow submit.
05-03-2005, 03:35 PM
Luigi Limardi beat Rusty Dubois at the 20 minute mark via DQ
Comments: The two went at immediately, neither getting a heavy advantage. The brawl spilled outside the ring, when the ref decided to hand the DQ to Dubois for a brutal DDT onto a chair.
Eric Baker beat LaMont Hurdt at the 31 minute mark via a Knock-Out Punch
Comments: Baker held the advantage for most of the match, managing to take out the Canadian Sgt. with a knock-out punch.
05-04-2005, 08:40 PM
James Whiteford Jr. beats Bob Hutton at the 12 minute mark with a Double Arm Belly-to-Belly
Comments: Hutton tried his hardest to work the arms of Whiteford Jr., but it proved to be futile, as he took Hutton to the ground and worked him over quickly for an easy win.
Billy Taylor beats Hans Von Reinhold at the 13 minute mark with a Crossface
Comments: Von Reinhold got zero offense in, as Taylor just thrashed him, getting an early win. Whiteford Jr. vs. Taylor is looking to be one of the highlights of the tournament.
05-04-2005, 09:11 PM
Jim Bouchard beat Kazumar Chitosh at the 13 minute mark via DQ
Comments: About 10 minutes in, Chitosh spit a mouthful of black mist into the eyes of Bouchard. But he kept going, not giving in to the pin. Chitosh reloaded and nailed Bouchard with a mouthful of red mist, which finally earned him a DQ from the ref.
Igor Akimov beat Tobias Root Jr. at the 29 minute mark with the Russian Hammer
Comments: In the night's biggest upset, the Russian was able to beat the young Root. After battling it out for close to half an hour, Root Jr. got nailed with the brutal Russian Hammer and was put down for the 3-count.
05-04-2005, 09:35 PM
Johnny Zhu beat Hayden Rally at the 9 minute mark with an Elevated Hammerlock
Comments: The rookie Rally was heavily outmatched, but the fact that he was able to hold out for almost 10 minutes, as well as getting plenty of offense in, shows that there may be a future for him in wrestling.
Conan O'Ryan beat Steven Maddox at the 14 minute mark via DQ
Comments: Maddox easily had the match won, but his use of a pencil and fork drew the ref's attention, and a last moment fireball drew the DQ.
05-04-2005, 10:00 PM
Harry James Sr. beat Mike Peakock at the 16 minute mark with a Double-Arm DDT
Comments: The youngster was outmatched against James Sr., but it didn't stop him from putting on a great match.
Adrian Decker beat Montana Rhodes at the 20 minute mark with a Lariat Clothesline
Comments: A bitter battle, as the two never stopped trading devasting hits on each other. Decker got the advantage when he leveled Rhodes with a Lariat for the win.
05-04-2005, 10:08 PM
With the Round 1 over, we take a look at the Round 2 matchups.
Bold Indicates Win
James Whiteford Jr.
Harry James Sr.
05-05-2005, 04:21 PM
Johnny Acres beat Kim Sin-Nak at the 28 minute mark with an Elevated Hammerlock
Comments: Another great upset, as the Great Lakes shoot fighter takes down the Japanese legend. Sin-Nak had the early advantage, but his inability to make Acres submit lead to his loss.
Fred Thontz beat Abe Gonyea at the 18 minute mark with a Rolling Cross Armlock
Comments: Gonyea put up a good fight, but he eventually submitted to the superior Thontz.
05-07-2005, 11:30 AM
Warren Brockmann beat Dale McKinley at the 13 minute mark with The Figure Four Leglock
Comments: McKinley put up a decent fight, but Brockmann got the upperhand and took advantage of his bad knee for an easy win.
Eric Baker beat Luigi Limardi at the 17 minute mark with a Knock-Out Punch
Comments: Limardi had a good size advantage on Baker, but the Cleveland hero managed to get a lead on Limardi, and finished him off with a heavy right-hand to the face.
05-07-2005, 02:27 PM
James Whiteford Jr. beat Billy Taylor at the 23 minute mark with a Rolling Cross Armlock
Comments: Billy Taylor seemed to have had the win, but an unconscious ref costed him the opportunity. And a Back Elevated Hammerlock turned bad, when Whiteford Jr. reversed it into the winning Rolling Cross Armlock.
Jim Bouchard beat Igor Akimov at the 20 minute mark with a Leaping Piledriver
Comments: Akimov tried his hardest to keep up, but Bouchard overwhelmed him and finished him off nicely.
05-07-2005, 04:55 PM
Johnny Zhu beat Conan O'Ryan at the 11 minute mark with a Judo Choke Sleeper
Comments: Zhu totally dominated in this match, not even falling below High, as he tore O'Ryan apart.
Harry James Sr. beat Adrian Decker at the 15 minute mark with a Clutch Hold Suplex
Comments: Decker still has some training to do, as James Sr. was able to easily take the youngster down a few notches.
05-07-2005, 04:57 PM
We now take a look at the Quarter-Finals.
James Whiteford Jr.
Harry James Sr.
05-07-2005, 06:00 PM
Fred Thontz beat Johnny Acres at the 21 minute mark with a Back Elevated Hammerlock
Comments: Acres put on a good fight with the legendary Thontz, and definately earned his respect.
Warren Brockmann beat Eric Baker at the 47 minute mark with a Leaping Piledriver
Comments: This match seemed to draw on forever, even after Baker seriously hurt his arm about midway into the match. Brockmann took advantage of the injury and proceeded to twist and grind that arm, before putting Baker down with a piledriver.
05-08-2005, 06:57 PM
Jim Bouchard beat James Whiteford Jr. at the 16 minute mark with a Brass Knuckle Punch
Comments: Whiteford Jr. clearly had the advantage, getting Bouchard to a High to Low lead, but Bouchard battled back and got a cheap shot in with the ref's back turned and got the pinfall.
Harry James Sr. beat Johnny Zhu at the 22 minute mark with the Figure Four Leglock
Comments: Zhu put up a good fight, but the veteran Harry James Sr. walked away the winner.
05-08-2005, 06:58 PM
Now the Semi-Finals...
Harry James Sr.
05-14-2005, 02:07 PM
Warren Brockmann beat Fred Thontz at the 24 minute mark with a Leaping Piledriver
Comments: Brockmann and Thontz worked a great match together, but Brockmann brought it home with a piledriver for the win.
Harry James Sr. beat Jim Bouchard at the 20 minute mark with a Clutch Hold Suplex
Comments: James Sr. had the early advantage on Bouchard, getting him to a Medium to Danger advantage, but Bouchard fought back, bringing James Sr. down to Danger. But Harry James Sr. got the win with a suplex.
This leaves two men left... in the finals, Harry James Sr. will meet Warren Brockmann to crown the very first Pro Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight champion.
05-14-2005, 02:27 PM
James won.. with a SUPLEX? What is this, 1920?
05-14-2005, 02:38 PM
It was a Clutch Hold version, that's a particularly nasty suplex. Taz used to do it in ECW, it's a Cobra Clutch style grab around the head and arm, then arched backwards to drop the opponent on his head. He did it to Mikey Whipwreck in the opening credits of ECW Hardcore TV every week during the golden period of ECW :D
05-15-2005, 06:03 AM
James won.. with a SUPLEX? What is this, 1920?
Well, it is set in 1960, infact it's not the only deadly suplex, as the back suplex, slingshot suplex and Superplex will join it in the final version, as well as their cousins, The Brainbusters. But yes, Adam is correct, it was a Clutch Hold Suplex.
05-16-2005, 06:42 AM
Warren Brockmann beat Harry James Sr. at the 26 minute mark with The Figure Four Leglock
Comments: A great match between a veteran of the game and a young star. James Sr. gave a great match, but it was Brockmann who walked away the victor and the very first Pro Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight champion, as the title (and the PWA World Tag titles) is shipped off to Southeast Pro Wrestling.
D. Boon's Ghost
05-16-2005, 08:28 AM
Fantastic Tournament, Rick.
Brockman better have won; the limb cracker! :)
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