Six-Man Tag Match
ICP: Violent J & Shaggy 2 Dope, & Derek St. Holmes, ESQ
Hombre Muerto Recorre, Ryan Roxbury, and Shane Stevens
HMR proved to be the most talented man in this six man tag match, and the only one in his team that could overcome the
constant interference and double teams of their opponents. Finally it all broke down as the six men brawled. Violent J opened
up a fire extinguisher into the eyes of HMR when the ref was on the other side of ringside. This allowed an ICP double team
of Shane Stevens to pick up the win.
[ICP & Holmes defeat HMR, Roxbury, & Stevens at 7:24 when Violent J pinned Shane Stevens after an assisted
President Jack Larkin comes out with his new executive assistant Sable. He apologizes
for having to come out here again, twice in one month, but he says he is disgusted after watching last week's Rage. Match
after match featured outside interference, run-in's from the crowd, managerial interference, foreign objects, and brawls that
went into the stands. Well that has to stop tonight. Those who continue these tactics will face fines and suspensions. Also,
this goes for the proliferation of new groups here in GPW. When GPW first started it was every man for himself. Now we have
Full Deck, The Wolfpack, and Sammy Yip's little group. Larkin says he and the referees of GPW will not be intimidated by these
groups. Finally, Larkin says that when GPW first started it was about mat wrestling. But last week all the fans got was brawl
after brawl. Well to remind everyone about mat wrestling excellence, so next week we will have an amateur rules match between
Cael Sanderson and Rulon Gardner, two of the finest amateur wrestlers the U.S. has produced in the last 10 years.
Sable then grabs the mic. She says that last week she was out smarted by Asp Evergreen, which doesn't
say much for her own intelligence, but she guarantees it won't happen again. Sable says she knows Asp isn't in the arena tonight,
but challenges him to a match next week on Rage. She wants a paddle match. A paddle will be suspended from a pole. Whomever
gets the paddle and delivers a spanking on the other wrestler first, wins the match.
Eddie Chavez makes an unexpected appearance at the top of the ramp. He apologizes to Sable for Asp's
MILF crack about her. He says that comment wasn't appropriate for someone with Sable's level of class. Sable
gives him a weak smile and nods her head slightly. Chavez then smiles and says Sable is more likely to have ridden the Bang
Bus! The crowd jeers Chavez as Sable is furious. Chavez says that on behalf of Asp he accepts the match next week
for Asp to face Sable in a paddle match.
<<< cue "Ride of the Valkryies" by Wagner>>>
Den of Thieves, Den Graves & Den Scarrman come to the ring to the jeers of the fans. Graves has
the Heritage title around his waist that he won from Vic Gate.
Graves says that after watching two meatheads like Chrome and Riley fight it out last week for the top contendership
for this title, for once he has to admit that Larkin is right. There is too much emphasis on brawling skill and not enough
anymore on mat wrestling. Graves reminds the crowd that he was properly schooled at the Wiggan School of wrestling in England,
where all true shooters learn the ropes in a literal and figurative sense. The fans begin to chant BORING.
Graves looks visibly upset and walks over and shakes the ropes. "You people wouldn't know a good match if I walked
up to you and shoved it down your throat". He goes on to say that since neither Riley nor Chrome was man enough to win
the match, they both got their butts kicked by that greenhorn Batista, that there was no #1 contender for the Heritage title.
So, he says, I guess I'll see you, when I see you. He throws down the mic and begins to leave the ring.
"NOT SO FAST"
V.P. Dale Kuentz comes out with a mic. He tells Graves and Scarrman that since they are already in the
ring, using up precious TV time to do nothing constructive, they might as well wrestle. Kuentz says he has a new team brought
in tonight and the Den of Thieves would make an excellent first test for these men.
From the back comes the formidable team of Haku & Kurrgan!!!
Tag Team Match
Haku & Kurrgan
Den of Thieves: Den Graves & Den Scarrman
Graves and Scarrman did their best to stall and to slow down the pace of the match. But they were too surprised by this
new team to really get organized. Graves was a good enough wrestler to twice gain the advantage on Haku, but Scarrman was
the weak link and found himself being manhandled by Kurrgan. However, Dave Batista came down from the back
and made his way to ringside. He didn't interfere but just looked on from the floor. Graves got upset and started to exchange
words and shoves with Batista. Soon Scarrman left the ring to join his tag team partner. Kurrgan and Haku followed next and
it turned into a 5-man brawl outside the ring which caused referee Melissa Coates to call for the bell.
[Den of Thieves and Kurrgan & Haku fought to a double countout at 10:38]
Sammy Yip (Korea) comes to the ring accompanied by his two charges, Gregor Kitnitsov
(Russia) & Tiger Khan (India). Yip says a bunch of disparging things about the USA and how they were
wrong about Saddam having weapons of mass destruction. He tells the people not to be afraid of the government spooks in the
FBI and CIA and to protest, on the lawn of the White House if need be, to make them accountable for the loss of human life
all in error. He tells the Americans to take heed of the way the winds of politcal change are blowing. A new force has arrived,
and it's called Global Warning. With that all 3 men clasp hands and raise them
<<< cue "Dirty Deeds" by AC/DC>>>
Global Warning is surprised and fearful when Jon Stewart's music hits. They look all around for the Kutlu Warrior, who
finally comes strolling down the aisle to the ring brandishing a Singapore cane. He challenges Kitnitsov to another match,
right now. Kitnitsov accepts.
"Kutlu Warrior" Jon Stewart v Gregor Kitntisov
Kitnitsov actually controls the early going with a gound and pound game that keeps the brawler Stewart off his game.
The Russian punishes Stewart with an airplane spin toss, German suplex, and a front neck chancery takedown that only gets
a 2 count. He takes too much time though and Stewart comes back by clipping the knee of Kitntisov. He rallies with punches
and kicks, but when he goes for the DDT Kitnitosov shoves him off into the ropes. The two are so close neither has time to
adjust and they bang heads on the rebound. Stewart is on his feet at the count of 8, but the Russian moves out of the way
of a kneedrop attempt by the Kutlu Warrior. The two then brawl, first trading punches in the middle of the ring, and then
collar and elbow hook-ups took the two into each corner of the ring as they tried to gain an advantage. Kitntisov punished
Stewart with a series of knees to the gut, but Stewart spun out of the corner putting the Russian into a hammerlock. He lifted
his opponent into the air, and took him down to the mat still holding onto the hammerlock. Kitnitsov managed to get to the
ropes for the break. He ran out of the ring to buy some time, and when Stewart pursued he ran right into a clothesline from
Khan. With the tables turned Kitnitsov punished Stewart with a series of 3 German suplexes, before locking on a short arm
scissors. Stewart fights to the ropes but is then sucker punched by Khan. Stewart leaves the ring and goes right after Khan.
He throws him head first into the ring steps. Kitntisov attacks Stewart from behind and then throws him back into the ring.
But when the Rusian reaches down to pull Stewart up the Kutlu Warrior straight arms him with a nasty shot to the throat. Both
Kitnitsov's hands go to his throat making him easy prey for Stewart to close the distance and then hit a belly-to-belly suplex.
A series of running clotheslines and a DDT later the match is over.
[Jon Stewart defeated Gregor Kitnitsov by pinfall at 15:52 after a DDT]
A furious Sammy Yip tells Stewart he was lucky. He challenges Stewart to sign an open contract for "Nothing Else Matters"
to face a member of Global Warning of Yip's choice. Stewart just nods his approval.
Tag Team Tournament Semi-Final
The Spinebusters (Bryan Caruthers & Jerry Orth) defeated The Young Guns (Greg Pawluk & Johnny Devine)
by pinfall at 9:03 when Caruthers pinned Pawluk after a double reverse russian legsweep.
Another disapointing match for the Young Guns losing to the veteran team of the Spinebusters who make cheating look so
Tag Team Tournament Semi-final
Union Jack & Gabriel Argos defeated Boss Strickland & Mr. Wrestling by submission at 12:08 when Argos
made Mr. Wrestling submit to the triangle scissor lock.
Argos overcame the pain from his broken nose to work yet another match and turned in a stellar performance. They will
meet the Spinebusters in the final of the tournament. The winners will receive the vacant GPW Tag Team titles, as well as
a shot at the NWA World Champions at "Nothing Else Matters".
Deane Moore catches up with Dave Batista as he is packing his bag and getting ready to leave.
Moore] Batista, Batista..
The Leviathan lifts his head and glares at Moore, who flinches noticably.
Moore] umm...I guess everyone wants to know...
Batista] Who is everyone? Do YOU want to know something little man? Then ask me? Ask me why I am here in GPW.
Ask me who my first victim will be. Will it be Chrome? Will it be Steve Riley? Will it be Den Graves? Perhaps Kurrgan or Haku?
Ask me when I will leave, trying to hide the expectant look on your face. Ask me anything you want to ask me Moore, but look
me in the eye and ask me.
Moore] Well, i guess..
Batista] LEAVE ME ALONE. Worm.
Raymond Bingham v "Sinister" Stan Baker
Bingham comes down to the ring and reminds us that, yes, in fact, he is still the PWI 2001 Rookie of the year. This match
is a bit of a re-match between 2 of the 4 men who competed at "Heroes" in a Fatal 4 Way match. The fans don't like
either man but they seem to side with Baker in this match.
Bingham starts strong with a standing wristlock that he applies several times in a row. Baker would get the break but
Bingham would find a way to apply it again and again. Bingham then went to work on the wrist, stomping on it, wrapping it
around the ring rope, and smashing it against the ringpost. Baker has never been one to do much kicking, he is mostly a puncher,
and his finisher is the heartpunch, so it was a good strategy.
But Baker found a way to fight back. Even though his hand was hurt he used his arm to underhook and tie up the arm of
Bingham. He used his power to move Bingham around like this and delivered a series of headbutts that had Bingham "out
on his feet". Baker finally released him, with a belly-to-belly-suplex!
Baker got a 2 count. He then went into a mount and started to hammer Bingham with punches using his "weak" hand. However,
when he got up and sent him to the ropes, Bingham ducked under a clothesline attempt and nailed a crucifix, rolled up Baker
and got a surprising 3 count. It was a very quick count from long time inept official Jurgen Hermann.
[Raymond Bingham defeated Stan Baker by pinfall at 8:09 after a crucifix]
As Baker stayed in the ring to complain to Hermann about a fast count, Bingham left the ring and ran like a madman to
the backstage area.
Sam Holiday v Jesse Hennig
Two old rivals renewed acquaintances once again. Holiday had challeged Hennig last week to try and avenge Hennig's victory
in the Fatal 4 Way match at "Heroes".
Hennig kept refusing to enter the ring, telling the ref to back Holiday away. He kept stalling for time as the fans took
up the "chicken" chant, followed soon after by "boring". Finally Hennig got into the ring, got slapped by Holiday, and rolled
right out of the ring again. The ring bell finally sounded.
Holiday pursued Hennig out of the ring, but the villian rolled back in the ring, trying to catch Holiday coming back
in. But when Hennig turned around inside the ring Holiday was no where to be seen. He was crouched down beside the apron out
of Hennig's sight. Jesse Hennig turned his back to look in the other directions and this allowed Holiday to slip into the
ring. Hennig turned around and walked right into a huge boot to the gut. Holiday followed up with a pair of legdrops, a slingshot
into the corner, and then a series of 3 running clotheslines. Hennig though managed to fight back by raking the eyes of Holiday.
The two men traded the advantage back and forth for a few more minutes until Hennig reversed a whip attempt and sent Holiday
crashing into head referee Buddy Lane.
Hennig dug into his tights and brought out a pair of brass knux. He was lining up Holiday when from the back emerged
Raymond Bingham. He slid into the ring with a chair and waffled Bingham over the back. It was a receipt for
last week when Hennig nailed Bingham (his own partner in the match) with brass knux and left him to lose the match. Bingham
left the ring. Holiday recovered first and nailed Hennig with a big knee drop. He then climbed the top rope and hit the Holiday
leg drop. A still groggy Buddy Lane crawled over and counted the 1, 2, 3.
[Sam Holiday defeated Jesse Hennig at 9:22 after the Holiday leg drop and some outside interference]
Bingham returns to the ring as Holiday stands on the 2nd turnbuckle facing the crowd, celebrating. Bingham nails Holiday
in the back with the chair. Then he nails him one more time in the head before kicking him out of the ring.
Bingham grabs a mic. He says this is proof that nobody screws with the fastest rising star in the NWA. And next week
he promises to take one more step to cement his position as one of the premiere wrestlers in the world.
The announcers remind us that next week on Rage we will have the Tag Team Tournament final between Spinebusters and Union
Jack & Gabriel Argos. In addition the Wolfpack will be in the house for the main event to take on the duo of Vendetta
& Shawn Michaels!!
FADE TO BLACK