May 11, 1972 - Boston Garden - Boston, MA

The High Flyers (Jim Brunzell and Greg Gagne) defeated Bill Watts and Johnny Valentine when G. Gagne made Watts submit to the Gagne Sleeper in 0:18:54.
Rating: *** 1/2

In our opener, Bill Watts & Johnny Valentine took The High Flyers far more seriously than they did last time, but the result ended up largely the same. It was a solid almost 20 minute affair that saw Watts once again end up on the losing end of an upset being caught in the Gagne Sleeper. Watts was stunned after the match, and promised that the High Flyers haven't heard the last of him.

Mr. Fuji pinned Billy White Wolf with the Thrust Kick in 0:13:55.
Rating: **

With his partner wrestling for the US Title later, Billy White Wolf wanted to go a long way toward earning he & Chief Jay Strongbow an opportunity at the World Tag Team Titles. He had a singles match against one-half of the tag champions, Mr. Fuji, but Professor Toru Tanaka was down at ringside with Fuji. Tanaka was instrumental in distracting Wolf, eventually tossing salt in his eyes which let Fuji hit the Thrust Kick to get the 1-2-3.

Baron Mikel Scicluna and Baron Von Raschke defeated Dominic DeNucci and Johnny Weaver when Baron defeated J. Weaver when J. Weaver passed out in the Claw in 0:01:00.
Rating: **

Lou Albano is a sick man. His charges, Baron Mikel Scicluna & Baron Von Raschke, are scary enough on their own, but Captain Lou actually instructed them to injure Johnny Weaver, and that exactly what they did. They ambushed Weaver & Dominic DeNucci before the match officially started. Once referee Danny Bartfield finally got things in order, DeNucci & Weaver were already out of it. It took only a minute for Raschke to lock on the Claw and get the win on a hapless Weaver. Raschke kept the hold on for almost 5 minutes before officials were finally able to get Albano to call off his man. Weaver had to be stretchered out and we hear we won't be seeing him for a long time. This leaves DeNucci without a tag team partner and with a big score to settle.

Tony Garea pinned Toru Tanaka after a small package in 0:04:10.
Rating: **

After that ugly scene, the show must go on, and it did with World Tag Team champion Toru Tanaka taking on Tony Garea. The tag champs had the same plan that they did earlier in Fuji's match, but it backfired in a big way. When Fuji tried to throw the salt, Garea ducked out of the way, causing the salt to blind Tanaka instead! Garea rolled Tanaka up in a small package for the 1-2-3. Tanaka went after Garea, but the New Zealander wisely got out of there. Garea may have won, but he may have made himself a couple of dangerous enemies.

Luke Graham pinned Gene Anderson with the Thumb to the Throat in 0:08:05.
Rating: *** 1/4

Since putting the final nail in his unwanted feud with his own brother, Luke Graham looks focused and ready to get back on track. That, and though his in-ring career is over, Eddie Graham is now acting as the manager of Luke. With Luke's re-found focus, and Eddie's coaching from the floor, Luke picked up the victory against Gene Anderson.

Arnold Skaaland, Gorilla Monsoon and Jimmy Snuka defeated The Cripplers (Ray Stevens and Nick Bockwinkel) and Bobby Heenan when J. Snuka pinned Heenan with the Superfly Splash in 0:14:14.
Rating: ** 1/4

Bobby Heenan had to step into the ring for the first time ever in his GCW ever, teaming with his men Ray Stevens & Nick Bockwinkel to take on Gorilla Monsoon, Jimmy Snuka, & Arnold Skaaland. Heenan played the coward for most of this match, and I can't say I blame him. I wouldn't want to be trapped in the ring with Monsoon or Snuka either. When the Cripplers looked to have this match well in hand, Heenan demanded that he get tagged in to make the cover. It backfired on him in a big way though as Snuka was not down and out. Snuka recovered and planted Heenan with a big bodyslam before nailing him with the Superfly Splash to get the 3 count. When Heenan got back to his feet and regained his senses a bit, he grabbed the house mic and told Snuka that he would have his revenge and soon.

Billy Graham pinned Jerry Lawler after a piledriver in 0:09:53.
Rating: ***
[The Grand Wizard interfered against Jerry Lawler.]

With his win over Ernie Ladd in the Garden, Jerry Lawler has earned the right to call himself the King. The Grand Wizard sent another one of his men at Lawler this month in Boston, "Superstar" Billy Graham. Graham has been an animal, and he was particularly vicious after losing in a cage to Luke Graham last month. Superstar wanted to send a message to everyone, and he did precisely that when he dropped Lawler with a piledriver to get a convincing win. Graham's performance has garnered him a World Title shot against Bruno Sammartino on June 1 in Toronto, Canada.

Crusher & Bruiser (The Crusher and Dick the Bruiser) defeated Ernie Ladd and Stan Stasiak when Bruiser made Ernie Ladd submit to the Stomach Claw in 0:14:19.
Rating: ** 3/4

Our semi-main event had some bad blood attached to it as Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher had some bad blood stemming from a 6-man tag team match on February 21 where Stan Stasiak and Bruiser, partners that night, came to blows. Bruiser was with Crusher tonight, while Stasiak teamed with Ernie Ladd. Four large burly men beating the ever-living crap out of each other. Bruiser & Crusher have said that this year they're going to get back to what made them so successful in the first place - knocking bums' teeth down their throats. Stasiak & Ladd are anything but a couple of bums though and took the fight right back to the former 6-time tag champs. All four are going to leave the match with bruises, but only two would leave with a win - Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher.

Wahoo McDaniel and Chief Jay Strongbow battled to a double disqualification in 0:17:50.
Rating: * 1/2
(Wahoo McDaniel retained the GCW United States Title.)

The main event was for the prestigious United States Title as long-time champion Wahoo McDaniel defended against Chief Jay Strongbow in a rematch from the Garden a month ago. Much like their previous match, this was a hard-hitting bloody affair from two proud warriors who simply do not like each other. The fans in Boston loved the match as the battle got uglier and uglier, eventually causing referee Dick Kroll to throw this match out and rule it a double disqualification. The fight got even worse as Wahoo had a chair and looked to bludgeon Strongbow with it, but thankfully BILLY WHITE WOLF ran Wahoo off. We have learned there will be a tag match on June 1 where Strongbow & Wolf will take on McDaniel and a partner of his choosing.

Card rating: ** 1/4

Match observations:

The card so far for the June 1 show in Toronto stands as follows:

WORLD TITLE - Bruno Sammartino (c) vs. Billy Graham
Dominic DeNucci/Tony Garea vs. Baron Mikel Scicluna/Baron Von Raschke
Chief Jay Strongbow/Billy White Wolf vs. Wahoo McDaniel/TBA
Jimmy Snuka vs. Bobby Heenan

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