May 18, 1968 - Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto, ON, CA

Pat Patterson pinned Baron Mikel Scicluna with the Atomic Drop in 0:05:32.
Rating: ** 3/4

Pat Patterson still hasn't been able to get Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher to agree to a match against him, and he has said he will make everyone else suffer until he gets that chance. This month's poor soul was Baron Mikel Scicluna. Scicluna didn't even get a chance to do his typical cheating as Patterson never gave him a chance to breathe en route to a dominating victory.

Interview:
Pat Patterson will do anything to get his match against Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher.

Pat Patterson remained in the ring after his dominating win knowing that Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher had a match next. Patterson said he wasn't going to leave the ring until his foes agreed to give him a match. Bruiser & Crusher came out and refused the challenge again, saying they have nothing left to prove to Patterson. Patterson didn't like this answer and went after Bruiser & Crusher, but officials separated them before any physicality could take place.

The Funk Brothers (Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr.) defeated Crusher & Bruiser (The Crusher and Dick the Bruiser) when D. Funk Jr. defeated Crusher by countout in 0:05:42.
Rating: *** 1/4
[Pat Patterson interfered against The Crusher.]

Patterson was clearly in the head of Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher, who seemed to be wrestling the Funk Brothers looking of their shoulders. This became quite apparent when Patterson came out and Bruiser & Crusher both took off running through the crowd, getting themselves counted out. For a couple of guys who claim not to be scared, they sure ran out of here in a hurry.

Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Johnny Valentine by disqualification in 0:21:31.
Rating: ** 3/4
(Chief Jay Strongbow retained the GCW United States Title.)
[Hiro Matsuda interfered against Chief Jay Strongbow.]

Johnny Valentine got the United States Title shot that he wanted against Chief Jay Strongbow, but didn't expect his own stablemate to get directly involved in the outcome. The match itself was quite solid until HIRO MATSUDA became involved and attacked Strongbow right before Valentine was going to lock on the Figure-Four Leglock, giving Strongbow the win by DQ. Valentine couldn't believe it and got into an argument with Matsuda, the latter saying (we think) that he should have been the one to get the title shot, not Valentine. Albano had to break the two up, which let Strongbow recover and dispatch of all three. Matsuda is going to get his chance to prove he should be the one to get the US Title shot as he will face Strongbow on June 15th at our debut in Detroit, Michigan!

The Half-Ton Team (Gorilla Monsoon and Haystacks Calhoun) defeated Nick Bockwinkel and Killer Kowalski when Calhoun pinned Bockwinkel with the Big Splash in 0:10:35.
Rating: * 1/2

With their second big win in a row, the Half-Ton Team has been granted a shot at the World Tag Team Titles in Detroit, no matter who holds the gold. Gorilla Monsoon has previously held the tag team titles, but Haystakcs Calhoun will be looking to snag his first title reign.

Hiro Matsuda pinned Edouard Carpentier after a gutwrench suplex in 0:13:10.
Rating: *** 1/4

With Matsuda getting a shot at the US Title next month, he needed to get a win here tonight against Edouard Carpentier for the ever-important momentum. A win over Carpentier, who is a former US champion himself, goes a long way. Matsuda would do just that though as he rolled out of the way of Carpentier's Somersault Senton and hit a quick gutwrench suplex for the duke.

Peter Maivia defeated Ernie Ladd when Ernie Ladd passed out in the Stump Puller in 0:17:44.
Rating: ** 3/4

"High Chief" Peter Maivia has dove head first into singles competition in GCW and picked up his biggest win to date with an extremely evenly contested victory over Ernie Ladd. The end came when Maivia sidestepped the Boot to the Face, hit a legsweep, and locked on the Stump Puller.

The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene Anderson and Ole Anderson) defeated Pedro Morales and Dominic DeNucci when O. Anderson made Morales submit to the Armbar in 0:24:06.
Rating: ****
(The Minnesota Wrecking Crew retained the GCW World Tag Team Titles.)

Just as they promised, Pedro Morales & Dominic DeNucci were much more prepared this month for their rematch to regain the World Tag Team Titles from the Minnesota Wrecking Crew. You couldn't ask for a better tag team match than the one we saw here as both teams brought their A-games and showed how important the tag team titles really are. The Andersons had a great game plan as they worked over Morales' left arm throughout the entire match. Morales is a gamer and his fiery Latin temper helped him on more than one occasion, but the damage became too much as he was forced to submit to the devastating Armbar of Ole Anderson.

After the match, Pedro Morales grabbed the microphone and thanked everyone for their support, but said that it was time for him to move on. Morales thanked Dominic DeNucci for being his partner and a great friend, but he needed to prove to himself that he could do it on his own. Morales will be entering the singles ranks while DeNucci has stated that he will be looking for another tag team partner.

Bobo Brazil defeated Jack Brisco by disqualification in 0:20:36.
Rating: ** 1/4
(Bobo Brazil retained the GCW World Title.)
[George Steele interfered against Bobo Brazil.]

Lou Albano has promised that he is going to get the World Title off of Bobo Brazil no matter what it takes, and it didn't take long for him to show how serious that threat was. Luke Graham is temporarily out of the picture, but Brazil has obtained the services of a new threat. Brazil was defending the World Title against Jack Brisco, and about 20 minutes in, Albano started down to the ring. James Dudley got in the way to cut him off, but this let a very large man run out and attack Brazil from behind, giving us a disqualification. This large individual beat the living tar out of the World champion, planting him with several slams and acting like a crazed beast. Albano introduced us all to GEORGE "THE ANIMAL" STEELE and said this would be the man to take the World Title and bring it where it belongs. Never one to back down from a challenge, Brazil has demanded that GCW matchmakers put him in a match with Steele as soon as possible. Albano said he would only have his man wrestle if Brazil agreed to put the title on the line, which Brazil promptly agreed to. The match will take place in Detroit next month.

Card rating: ** 3/4

Match observations:

Global Championship Wrestling is excited to make our official debut in Detroit, Michigan on June 15th with these four matches already signed:

WORLD TITLE - Bobo Brazil (c) vs. George Steele
UNITED STATES TITLE - Chief Jay Strongbow (c) vs. Hiro Matsuda
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES - The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (c) vs. The Half-Ton Team
Peter Maivia vs. Ernie Ladd

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