April 25, 1964 - Boston Garden - Boston, MA

The Golden Grahams (Eddie Graham and Dr. Jerry Graham) defeated Argentina Apollo and Edouard Carpentier when Dr. J. Graham defeated Carpentier when Carpentier passed out in the Sleeperhold in 0:07:30.
Rating: *** 1/4

As action kicked off here in the Boston Garden, The Golden Grahams picked up another tag team victory by getting the better of Argentina Apollo & Edouard Carpentier. The Grahams look poised to make a run at the tag team titles, but they will have to wait their turns.

Johnny Valentine pinned Don Leo Jonathan after an inside cradle in 0:07:19.
Rating: **

Johnny Valentine stole a victory right out from under the feet of Don Leo Jonathan. This match was clearly going in the Mormon Giant's favor, but Valentine showed how he'll win a match by hook or by crook, catching Jonathan with an inside cradle, and with a handful of tights, got away with grand larceny and stole a victory.

Pedro Morales defeated Masked Man when Masked Man passed out in a figure-four leglock in 0:14:29.
Rating: ** 1/2

Pedro Morales wanted to find out who this Masked Man was once and for all, and he put up his own hair to do so. Luckily for Morales, he came out victorious when the pain from a figure-four leglock was too great and the masked assailant passed out. Morales wasted no time after the match in ripping off the Masked Man's mask, despite FREDDIE BLASSIE running out to try to stop it. Morales countered the Classy One's attack and tied him up in the ropes and pulled off the Masked Man's mask, revealing RAY STEVENS. We now know who the Masked Man is, but now we need to find out why he has been after Pedro Morales.

Ernie Ladd offers an open challenge and is not happy by who answers it.

The United States champion came out for an interview and said he was tired of their being no competition in GCW. He said he had already established himself as the most dominant champion in the world and that he was issuing an open challenge to anyone in the back to come out and try to take the US Title from him. After a moment, he was shocked to see HAYSTACKS CALHOUN come down to the ring! Ladd tried to back out of the challenge seeing how Calhoun tipped the scales at over 600 pounds, but before he could leave, Calhoun jacked him in the jaw, causing the Big Cat to roll out of the ring and retreat to the back.

Crusher & Bruiser (The Crusher and Dick the Bruiser) defeated The Madmen (Abdullah the Butcher and The Sheik) when Crusher pinned Abdullah with the Bolo Punch in 0:21:16.
Rating: * 1/4
[Abdullah Farouk interfered against The Crusher.]

A bloody brawl between two of the most ferocious teams in all of wrestling ended with the #1 contenders to the tag titles surviving the brutal onslaught of The Sheik & Abdullah the Butcher.

Gene Kiniski pinned Bobo Brazil with the Backbreaker in 0:11:39.
Rating: * 1/2

Gene Kiniski is a sick, sick man, and he showed this with the intensity of what he did to Bobo Brazil. It was a good even match, but Brazil got knocked loopy by Kiniski when he was thrown head first into the ringpost. After that, Brazil was bleeding profusely which allowed Farouk's charge to hit him with his patented Backbreaker no less than 3 times before finally pinning him.

Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez defeated Gorilla Monsoon and Killer Kowalski when Rocca pinned Kowalski after a flying cross body press in 0:33:38.
Rating: ** 3/4
(Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez retained the GCW World Tag Team Titles.)

Antonino Rocca & Miguel Perez remain undefeated and retain the World Tag Team Titles over Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Kowalski, thanks to a little assist from Rocca's countryman, Argentina Apollo. Apollo was brutally assaulted by Monsoon a couple of months back as Monsoon looked to send a message, so Apollo sent one of his own late in this match by jumping Monsoon on the floor. Kowalski was distracted by the attack, which allowed Rocca to hit a flying cross body press to get the flash pin and keep the gold.

Lou Thesz made Mark Lewin submit to the STF in 0:27:02.
Rating: **** 1/2
(Lou Thesz retained the GCW World Title.)

Though "Maniac" Mark Lewin hasn't had a ton of success, he had a huge opportunity as Lou Thesz granted him a shot at the World Title. Lewin brought his A-game as everyone does against Thesz, and on several occasions, it looked like Lewin was going to pull off the huge upset and both win the title and retire the legend, but Thesz's resiliency came through again when he caught a charging Lewin with a drop toehold and locked on the STF for the submission victory.

Bruno Sammartino defeated Bill Watts by countout in 0:15:20.
Rating: **

Our main event was the first ever singles meeting between Bruno Sammartino & Bill Watts, and it was as heated as we expected it to be. Sammartino wasn't his normal focused self, but instead went at the Cowboy with reckless abandon. Watts tried his best to weather the storm and capitalized on the mistakes that the angered Bruno made, but eventually it became too much and he simply walked out for the countout rather than continue to take abuse. The crowd, and especially Sammartino, were not happy. Watts said that he had nothing to prove as everyone already knew that he was better than Bruno anyway. Watts has also since made a challenge to the World Tag Team champions, saying that he has a partner who is tons better than Bruno and he will prove it by ending their undefeated streak and taking the tag team titles.

Card rating: ** 1/2

Match observations:

We are back at Madison Square Garden on May 23rd for another night of exciting GCW action, featuring the following matches:

World Tag Team Titles - Antonino Rocca/Miguel Perez (c) vs. Bill Watts/Mystery Partner
United States Title - Ernie Ladd (c) vs. Haystacks Calhoun
Argentina Apollo vs. Gorilla Monsoon
Pedro Morales vs. Ray Stevens

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