November 2 ,1968 - Paul Sauvé Arena - Montreal, QB, CA

Jack Brisco introduces the world to his brother Jerry.

The show kicked off with Jack Brisco introducing everyone to his little brother and new tag team partner, Jerry Brisco. Jerry admitted to being the man that attacked Gene Kiniski last month, causing him to be unable to wrestle his match. Jerry said that's what happens when you mess with the Briscos. Jack went on to explain why they attacked the Funk Brothers, citing that Terry Funk was his tag team partner and then went back to his no good brother without explanation. "No one turns their back on me and gets away with it!" The Briscos vowed to eliminate the Funks from GCW no matter what it took.

The Funk Brothers (Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr.) defeated The Brisco Brothers (Jerry Brisco and Jack Brisco) when D. Funk Jr. made Jerry Brisco submit to an abdominal stretch in 0:23:46.
Rating: ***

The Brisco Brothers showed before the match they could talk the talk, but the Funk Brothers were interested in if they could walk the walk. That answer was a resounding yes as the Briscos took it right to the former tag team champions. After a great match, Jerry Brisco made a rookie mistake when he tried to jump on Terry Funk on the floor, but Funk moved which sent Jerry right into the safety rail. This spelled the beginning of the end as eventually Dory Funk Jr. caught Jerry in an abdominal stretch to get the submission win. I have a feeling this is just the beginning of this war though.

Gene Kiniski pinned Baron Mikel Scicluna with the Backbreaker in 0:16:54.
Rating: ** 1/2

No doubt Gene Kiniski heard the words of the Briscos earlier in the evening, and he took out his aggression on Baron Mikel Scicluna, prolonging Scicluna's losing streak in the process. We have seen Kiniski mad in the past, but I would hate to be either Jack or Jerry Brisco right now.

Chief Jay Strongbow and Pedro Morales defeated Nick Bockwinkel and Killer Kowalski when Morales pinned Kowalski after a sunset flip in 0:21:38.
Rating: ** 3/4

Nick Bockwinkel was certain that he and Killer Kowalski would be able to wipe the floor with US champion Chief Jay Strongbow & Pedro Morales, but that would not be the case. After a great back and forth match, Morales, who had been getting pummeled by Kowalski, surprised him when he reversed a suplex into a sunset flip to get the flash pin. After the match, Bockwinkel was livid with Kowalski, dressing him down in front of everyone. When Bockwinkel slapped Kowalski, the Killer snapped and grabbed Bockwinkel by the throat. Bockwinkel talked his way out of it and smoothed things over, only to assault Kowalski from behind as he was leaving the ring! Bockwinkel ended up dropping Kowalski with three piledrivers before PEDRO MORALES ran back to the ring and chased him off. What a sickening act by the egomaniac Bockwinkel.

If that wasn't enough, after the match ERNIE LADD stepped out and confronted Chief Jay Strongbow, indicating to him that he wanted a shot to regain the US Title. Strongbow is never one to back down from a challenge and Ladd will get that shot on November 30th in Charlotte.

Peter Maivia defeated Hiro Matsuda by disqualification in 0:14:23.
Rating: ***
[Lou Albano interfered against Peter Maivia.]

Peter Maivia & Hiro Matsuda have been waging battle for several months now, and they looked to finally settle the score once and for all in this match. Matsuda and Lou Albano cheated at every opportunity they could, but they weren't able to put the High Chief's shoulders to the mat. Matsuda became frustrated and got himself disqualified when he used Albano's cane on Maivia, smashing him in the ribs. It became worse for Matsuda though when he missed another shot with the cane, had it taken away from him, and the High Chief blasted Matsuda upside the head with it! It will be a long while before Matsuda wants to mess with Peter Maivia again.

The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene Anderson and Ole Anderson) defeated Dominic DeNucci and Edouard Carpentier when G. Anderson pinned Carpentier with the Piledriver in 0:08:25.
Rating: *** 1/2
(The Minnesota Wrecking Crew retained the GCW World Tag Team Titles.)

The Minnesota Wrecking Crew showed they were fighting champions by putting out an open challenge for anyone who wanted a tag title shot. That challenge was answered by Dominic DeNucci & Edouard Carpentier. The challengers were game, but as a team, they just simply aren't in the same league as Gene & Ole Anderson. The champions retained in impressive fashion.

The Minnesota Wrecking Crew propose a challenge to the tag teams of GCW.

After their win, Gene & Ole Anderson got on the microphone and declared that they are the best tag team in the world today. The MWC said that they are the cream of the crop, and issued a challenge to the tag teams of GCW. They said they were setting up a 4-team round robin tournament for November 30th in Charlotte. Whichever team walked out of the tournament with the most points would get to challenge the champs at the huge year-end show at MSG on December 28th.

The Sheik pinned Gorilla Monsoon after a short lariat in 0:16:45.
Rating: -* 1/2

Since coming under the spell of The Princess, The Sheik has been as sick as ever. He showed that he will do anything to make The Princess happy, including throwing a fireball into the face of Gorilla Monsoon. Monsoon was using his size to push The Sheik around, but once he took the fireball to the face (thanks to the distraction of The Princess), he was easy pickings for the insanity from India. And just as before, The Sheik was completely calmed after the bell rang. Rumblings from backstage say that The Princess is quite pleased with The Sheik's progress and she wants gold in her future.

Luke Graham and Bobo Brazil defeated George Steele and Johnny Valentine when Brazil pinned G. Steele with the Coco Butt in 0:27:57.
Rating: ** 1/2
[Lou Albano interfered against Luke Graham.]

The fans in Montreal and around the world are in absolute shock right now. It turns out that this new leaf we thought Luke Graham had turned was all a facade. Graham wrestled as World champion Bobo Brazil's partner in a match against Lou Albano's George Steele & Johnny Valentine. After a grueling contest, Brazil put the Animal away with the Coco Butt. Luke Graham congratulated Brazil after the match by raising his arm up, only to turn on him and drop him with the Thumb to the Throat! We were sickened when we then saw Graham & Albano embrace, showing the entire thing was a setup months in the making! To make matters worse for Brazil, Graham took the World Title and smashed him across the face with it, leaving him out cold. This is just proof that a leopard can't change his spots.

Cage Match:
The Blond Bombers (Pat Patterson and Ray Stevens) defeated Crusher & Bruiser (The Crusher and Dick the Bruiser) when R. Stevens pinned Bruiser after a piledriver in 0:31:54.
Rating: *** 1/2

After almost 3 years of being at each others' throats and bloodshed, the feud between the Blond Bombers and Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher finally came to an end in this steel cage match. This was the very same arena that Dick the Bruiser originally shattered Ray Stevens' face, and that fact was not lost on Stevens who wrestled like a man possessed. Both teams used the cage as an ally and as a result, all four men were severely busted open and bleeding like stuck pigs by the time this one was over. The difference was it seemed the sight of their own blood made the Blond Bombers snap, and from that point on, there was no stopping them. The finish would see Pat Patterson tie The Crusher up in the ropes while Stevens brought Bruiser down with a devastating piledriver, getting the pinfall and ultimately, his revenge. This bloody affair will be one that they are talking about for years to come.

Card rating: ** 1/4

Match observations:

Our next show will be the 2nd Annual Cow Palace Battle Royal to be held on November 12th at the famous Cow Palace in San Francisco! The main event will be a 25-man battle royal where the winner will receive not only a trophy for his efforts, but $10,000! This is sure to bring wrestlers from all over the world to try to capture the prize.

In addition, Bobo Brazil will defend the GCW World Title against the man who won last year's inaugral battle royal, Rocky Johnson!

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