May 25, 1963 - Capitol Arena - Washington, DC

Crusher & Bruiser (The Crusher and Dick the Bruiser) defeated Skull Murphy and Brute Bernard when Crusher defeated S. Murphy when S. Murphy passed out in an airplane spin in 0:12:12.
Rating: * 1/4

Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher continue their winning ways with a victory over Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard in our opening match.

Pedro Morales defeated Ernie Ladd via pinfall in 0:08:51.
Rating: ***

In what has to be considered an upset, Pedro Morales pinned Ernie Ladd. The Big Cat had beat Morales last month and came in for this return match overconfident, allowing himself to be caught in a small package and pinned 1-2-3. Ladd went after Morales, but Pedro escaped and celebrated with the fans.

Lou Thesz pinned Freddie Blassie after a German suplex in 0:00:28.
Rating: *

Freddie Blassie claimed to be completely healed from injury, but this time, he lost to Lou Thesz in even less time - only 28 seconds! Thesz wanted to prove a point and he sure did that by decimating Blassie. Blassie is again making excuses, claiming that a fan took a picture of him and the flash temporarily blinded him. Blassie wants another shot at Thesz. Why? God only knows.

Gorilla Monsoon and Killer Kowalski defeated Argentina Apollo and Johnny Valentine when Monsoon defeated Apollo when Apollo passed out in the Airplane Spin in 0:13:33.
Rating: ** 1/2

Another good effort, but another loss for the new team of Johnny Valentine & Argentina Apollo, falling to Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Kowalski.

Gene Kiniski pinned Danny Hodge with the Backbreaker in 0:15:58.
Rating: **
(Gene Kiniski won the GCW United States Title.)

Gene Kiniski is your new United States champion, but not without controversy. This was Danny Hodge's first title defense, and it didn't turn out how he wanted it to. During the match, a mystery man came down to ringside and distracted Hodge, allowing Kiniski to hit him with a knee to the back and then the Backbreaker for the 1-2-3. The mystery man left just as quickly as he arrived.

Mark Lewin defeated Bill Watts by disqualification in 0:04:04.
Rating: * 1/2

"Cowboy" Bill Watts decided to stand up for himself in this rematch against "Maniac" Mark Lewin, getting himself disqualified when he refused to release a chokehold. Watts was finally pulled off by officials.

Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez defeated The Golden Grahams (Eddie Graham and Dr. Jerry Graham) when Rocca defeated E. Graham by disqualification in 0:09:20.
Rating: ** 1/4
(Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez retained the GCW World Tag Team Titles.)

The Grahams wanted desperately to become the new World Tag Team champions, but they got caught with a pair of brass knuckles that they tried to hide from referee Petey Santangelo, and were thus disqualified.

Bobo Brazil pinned Abdullah the Butcher with the Coco Butt in 0:05:30.
Rating: 1/4*

Bobo Brazil got the duke over Abdullah the Butcher when he hit the Coco Butt out of nowhere, but he didn't end up looking like a winner. Abdullah attacked him after the match and jabbed him with the fork, again leaving Brazil bleeding profusely from the skull. Danny Hodge would run out and make the save, but the damage had been done.

Bruno Sammartino made The Sheik submit to the Sammartino Backbreaker in 0:52:14.
Rating: *** 1/2
(Bruno Sammartino retained the GCW World Title.)

As is the MO of the Madmen, The Sheik seemed more concerned with hurting World champion Bruno Sammartino than winning the championship. Bruno ended up bleeding profusely, but he showed how tough he is by dishing it out just as much, bloodying up The Sheik before getting the win with the Sammartino Backbreaker. Sammartino's first defense is a successful one.

Card rating: **

Match observations:

We are back at MSG on June 22nd, and the following matches have been signed:

No-Disqualification - Bill Watts vs. Mark Lewin
Lou Thesz vs. Freddie Blassie
United States Title - Gene Kiniski (c) vs. Pedro Morales
Bobo Brazil & Danny Hodge vs. The Madmen
World Tag Team Titles - Antonino Rocca & Miguel Perez (c) vs. Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Kowalski

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