February 11, 1974 - Boston Garden - Boston, MA

Mr. Fuji and Toru Tanaka defeated Dominic DeNucci and Tony Garea when Fuji pinned DeNucci after a small package in 0:17:03.
Rating: *** 1/4

Mr. Fuji & Toru Tanaka are putting many wins together in succession these days, which is exactly what you need to do if you want to get a title shot. Tonight, Fuji & Tanaka got the better of Dominic DeNucci & Tony Garea. The veteran DeNucci made a rare mistake and got out countered in the ring, Fuji reversing a small package on DeNucci to get the 1-2-3.

Carlos Colon pinned Johnny Rodz after a headbutt in 0:02:02.
Rating: **

Johnny Rodz didn't last long in this one against Carlos Colon. Colon decided he wasn't working by the hour, putting Rodz's shoulders to the mat after a vicious headbutt.

Harley Race pinned Jimmy Snuka with the Piledriver in 0:13:59.
Rating: ** 1/4

Harley Race's second match was just as impressive as his first, getting a pinfall victory over Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. What makes Race so dangerous in the ring is the pace that he sets. He takes his time and manipulates his opponent to his whims. Race savored in punishing Snuka, putting a hurting on him before putting him away with the Piledriver.

Crusher & Bruiser (The Crusher and Dick the Bruiser) defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna and Spiros Arion when Crusher defeated Scicluna by countout in 0:04:40.
Rating: ** 3/4

Baron Mikel Scicluna has decided to take on The Grand Wizard as his manager, hoping it will bring him more success than Captain Lou Albano did. The Grand Wizard has Scicluna teaming up with Spiros Arion, who is in the middle of a huge losing streak himself. They don't have a lot of experience teaming, but they were thrown straight to the wolves as they were matched up against Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher. It didn't take long into the match for Scicluna & Arion to realize they were in trouble, so they decided that walking out for a countout was their best bet. An inauspicious start to the team of Siclcuna & Arion.

Baron Von Raschke defeated Blackjack Lanza by disqualification in 0:08:40.
Rating: **
[Bobby Heenan interfered against Baron Von Raschke.]

The feud between Baron Von Raschke & Blackjack Lanza got more intense last month when Lanza knocked Raschke out with a pair of brass knuckles. This has fueled Raschke even more to take Lanza out. Another stiff brawl between these two that saw Lanza again try to use the brass knux. This time, though, referee Dick Kroll caught Lanza and made a great call, disqualifying him on the spot! To make matters worse for Lanza & Bobby Heenan, while they argued with the referee about the decision, raschke nailed Lanza, took the brass knux away, and clocked him in the jaw with it! Some sweet redemption for Raschke, but I have my doubts that this is the last chapter in this feud.

Billy Graham and Luke Graham battled to a draw in 0:20:00.
Rating: ** 3/4
(Luke Graham retained the GCW United States Title.)
[The Grand Wizard interfered against Luke Graham.]

Billy Graham got his rematch for the United States Title against his brother Luke Graham, and it was a pier sixer if I've ever seen one. How two brothers can have this much animosity toward each other is still mind boggling to me, but at least we get to enjoy the matches. This one would go to the time limit after both men took turns beating the crap out of each other. When the match came to a close, Billy had the Bearhug on Luke, who has a history of back problems. It looked like Luke was about to give it up, but he held until until the bell rang to make this a time limit draw. Billy & The Grand Wizard were livid when they found out they didn't regain the US Title, but the right call was made. However, a rematch has been signed between these two battling brothers for the March 2 MSG show.

Billy Robinson and Don Muraco defeated The Texas Outlaws (Dusty Rhodes and Dick Murdoch) when Muraco pinned Murdoch after a powerslam in 0:00:26.
Rating: *

This match was shocking in that it only lasted 26 seconds. Billy Robinson & Don Muraco returned to teaming to take on The Texas Outlaws, and Muraco caught a cocky Murdoch by surprise with a quick powerslam to get a 3 count, that even shocked Billy Robinson. The Outlaws were not happy and a brawl erupted after the match that had to be pulled apart by officials. A rematch has been signed for the March 2 MSG show.

Gorilla Monsoon pinned Bobby Duncum after a splash in 0:02:08.
Rating: * 3/4

Bobby Heenan was not pleased with Bobby Duncum's performance tonight as a mistake in judgment cost him a match against Gorilla Monsoon. Duncum is young and talented, but that youth also means he is inexperienced. Duncum got suckered into trying to bodyslam Monsoon, which is a mistake as Monsoon is over 400 pounds. Duncum got him up momentarily, but collapsed under the weight and knocked the wind right out of him. Monsoon followed up with a big splash and this one was over in a hurry. Heenan was mad at Duncum and told him he had a rematch with Monsoon next month, and that the result better be different.

Mr. Wrestling I and Mr. Wrestling II defeated The Cripplers (Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens) when Wrestling II pinned R. Stevens with the Million Dollar Kneelift in 0:11:15.
Rating: ** 3/4
(Mr. Wrestling I and Mr. Wrestling II won the GCW World Tag Team Titles.)
[Ernie Ladd interfered against Ray Stevens.]

We have brand new World Tag Team champions, and The Cripplers & Bobby Heenan are certainly regretting what they did to the Brazil family now! Ray Stevens & Nick Bockwinkel defended the tag team titles against Mr. Wrestling I & II, and this was a tremendous wrestling contest. After a neck and neck contest, it looked like the The Cripplers were on their way to a successful title defense, but ERNIE LADD had other plans. While referee Jack Davis (Ladd's old manager, coincidentally) was being contained by Bobby Heenan with the intention of Bockwinkel interfering, Ladd ran down and knocked Bockwinkel off the apron, jumped in the ring, and hit the Boot to the Face on Stevens to completely wipe him out! Mr. Wrestling II followed with the Million Dollar Kneelift and that was game, set, match! The masked men from Georgia are the World Tag Team champions! Bobby Heenan was beside himself, vowing that this was the last thing that Ernie Ladd will ever do.

Ivan Koloff pinned Pedro Morales after hitting him with a foreign object in 0:19:39.
Rating: ** 1/2
(Ivan Koloff retained the GCW World Title.)

Pedro Morales is becoming obsessed with beating Ivan Koloff and regaining the World Title, but so far, it hasn't turned out well for him. In our main event, Morales had another opportunity to get his hand raised and become a 2-time World champion, and he pulled out all of the stops to derail the undefeated Russian. Koloff is still a beast though, and with every show, he shows more and more of just how dominating he could be. After referee Dick Kroll inadvertently got smashed into the corner, Morales dropped Koloff and grabbed Koloff's own steel chain. Morales wrapped it around his fist, but in doing so gave the Russian Bear time to recover. Koloff blocked the punch and hit Morales with a bodyslam. Koloff got the chain from him, wrapped it around his arm, and absolutely blasted Morales with the Russian Sickle. A groggy Kroll crawled over and made the count, and the match was over. Morales wants one more shot at Koloff, and Koloff has agreed to give him just one more shot - in a steel cage match! One way or another, this one is going to be settled.

Card rating: ** 1/4

Match observations:

March 2 at Madison Square Garden, you do not want to miss this great night of action!

WORLD TITLE CAGE MATCH (Morales' last shot) - Ivan Koloff (c) vs. Pedro Morales
UNITED STATES TITLE - Luke Graham (c) vs. Billy Graham
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES - Mr. Wrestling I/Mr. Wrestling II (c) vs. Mr. Fuji/Toru Tanaka
Ernie Ladd/Baron Von Raschke vs. The Cripplers
Gorilla Monsoon vs. Bobby Duncum
Billy Robinson/Don Muraco vs. The Texas Outlaws

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