June 19, 1965 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

Antonino Rocca and Argentina Apollo defeated The Golden Grahams (Dr. Jerry Graham and Eddie Graham) when Rocca pinned E. Graham after a spin kick in 0:08:58.
Eddie Graham suffered a torn ligament in his left knee. He will be out for approximately 5 months.
Rating: ***

The night didn't start out well for the Golden Grahams in our opening contest against Antonino Rocca & Argentina Apollo. The match seemed to end suddenly when Rocca hit Eddie Graham with a spin kick and Graham fell awkwardly. Rocca made the quick pin in this match was over. It was later revealed that Eddie Graham tore a ligament in his left knee and he will be out for several months. Dr. Jerry & Luke Graham have already vowed revenge against Rocca & Apollo for injuring Eddie. A tag team match has been signed for July 17th in Philadelphia.

Edouard Carpentier pinned Mark Lewin with the Somersault Senton in 0:03:07.
Rating: ** 1/2
(Edouard Carpentier retained the GCW United States Title.)

Edouard Carpentier is proving to be a great United States champion already as he not only defeated "Maniac" Mark Lewin, but he dominated him to retain the gold. Carpentier's next opponent is going to be Abdullah Farouk's charge, Baron Mikel Scicluna, next month.

Luke Graham pinned Don Leo Jonathan with the Thumb to the Throat in 0:05:13.
Rating: ** 1/4

Luke Graham was fuming over his brother's injury earlier and took out his frustrations on Don Leo Jonathan. Jonathan tried to slow down the angry madman, but it was like Luke Graham wasn't feeling any pain whatsoever as he went on his way to victory.

Pedro Morales defeated Gorilla Monsoon by disqualification in 0:04:56.
Rating: 1/4*
[Killer Kowalski interfered against Pedro Morales.]

Just like what happened last month, Pedro Morales ended up on the receiving end of a beatdown from Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Kowalski. This month he was wrestling Monsoon when he was attacked by Kowalski, causing the DQ. Monsoon & Kowalski double teamed Morales, but unlike last month, there was some help as someone ran out from the back to even the odds, helping Morales clear the ring!

Interview:
The man who saved Pedro Morales introduces himself.

The man who saved Pedro Morales grabbed the house mic and introduced himself as DOMINIC DENUCCI. DeNucci said that he saw what happened last month and wasn't going to sit by and let thugs like Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Kowalski do whatever they wanted. DeNucci said he was going to have Morales' back and do whatever it takes put Monsoon & Kowalski in their place.

Haystacks Calhoun pinned Ernie Ladd after hitting him with a foreign object in 0:14:07.
Rating: * 1/2

Talk about getting a taste of your own medicine! Ernie Ladd & Jack Davis were cheating left and right in this match against Haystacks Calhoun, and finally Calhoun had enough and pulled out his trademark horseshoe while Davis thought he was distracting the referee for Ladd. Calhoun clocked Ladd with the horseshoe, tucked it into his overalls, and made the 1-2-3.

Bill Watts and Johnny Valentine defeated Crusher & Bruiser (The Crusher and Dick the Bruiser) when Watts pinned Bruiser with the Oklahoma Stampede in 0:25:47.
Rating: *** 3/4
(Bill Watts and Johnny Valentine retained the GCW World Tag Team Titles.)

Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher were the ones who ended Bill Watts' & Johnny Valentine's first title reign last year, and they were looking to do it to their second reign as well. They had the crowd solidly behind them in this one, but they fell just short as Watts hit Bruiser with the Oklahoma Stampede to barely retain the gold.

Bobo Brazil, Bruno Sammartino, Spiros Arion and Lou Thesz defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna, Gene Kiniski, The Sheik and Ray Stevens when Arion defeated Scicluna by countout in 0:20:01.
Rating: ** 1/2
[Abdullah Farouk interfered against Bruno Sammartino.]
[Abdullah Farouk interfered against Lou Thesz.]

We had an epic clash of an 8-man tag team main event! A lot of bad blood and feuds involved in this one. Eventually, Abdullah Farouk's rulebreaker faction ran for higher ground and were counted out.

Card rating: ** 1/4

Match observations:

We are back to the Philadelphia Spectrum on July 17th for a huge night of GCW action!

WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES - Bill Watts/Johnny Valentine (c) vs. Bruno Sammartino/Spiros Arion
UNITED STATES TITLE - Edouard Carpentier (c) vs. Baron Mikel Scicluna
Pedro Morales/Dominic DeNucci vs. Gorilla Monsoon/Killer Kowalski
Antonino Rocca/Argentina Apollo vs. Dr. Jerry Graham/Luke Graham

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