November 5, 1966 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

Haystacks Calhoun and Spiros Arion defeated Edouard Carpentier and Chief Jay Strongbow when Calhoun pinned Carpentier after a senton in 0:12:01.
Rating: ** 3/4

Our opening match was a unique one pitting four of the most popular wrestlers in GCW meeting in a tag team match. It would be Edouard Carpentier & Chief Jay Strongbow taking on Haystacks Calhoun & Spiros Arion. The catch was that the winner of the fall would be wrestling Luke Graham for the United States Title on December 3rd at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. It was interesting to see the dynamics of these teams as even partners were wary of each other as only one man could earn the title shot. That man would be Haystacks Calhoun, who literally squashed Carpentier with a senton and a title shot. After the match, cooler heads prevailed and all four men shook hands.

Ernie Ladd and Danny Hodge battled to a draw in 0:20:00.
Rating: ** 1/2
[Jack Davis interfered against Danny Hodge.]

Another match and another draw between Danny Hodge and Ernie Ladd. This time the time limit was enough to settle this as neither man could pull out a win in 20 minutes. These two will meet one more time in Philly, but with no time limit.

Bobo Brazil vows revenge.

Bobo Brazil came out for an impromptu interview and I have never seen a man look both as furious and exasperated as he did. He said it will always weigh on his heart that he wasn't there when James Dudley was forced out of GCW and he will never forgive himself. He did say that he can get even for what happened though, and the man he blames is World champion Gene Kiniski. Brazil said he will not rest or slow down until Kiniski suffers the same fate that James Dudley did.

Pedro Morales and Dominic DeNucci defeated The Golden Grahams (Dr. Jerry Graham and Eddie Graham) when DeNucci defeated Dr. J. Graham when Dr. J. Graham passed out in a single-leg takedown into a leglock in 0:15:50.
Rating: ** 1/2

Pedro Morales & Dominic DeNucci are still upset over losing in the way they did to the Pretty Boys last month, and they took it out on the Golden Grahams, Dr. Jerry & Eddie. Morales & DeNucci work better than maybe any other team in GCW, and they showed that by the way they both worked over Dr. Jerry's knee. This would lead to DeNucci getting the submission victory with a leglock. Morales & DeNucci have been named the next challengers for the tag titles and will get that shot in Philly no matter who the champions are.

The Crusher and Antonino Rocca battled to a double countout in 0:07:33.
Rating: **

We had a match that is a big crowd pleaser here in GCW, the Wildcard match. The first man selected was Antonino Rocca, who is also wrestling in tonight's main event. The man he was chosen to wrestle was The Crusher, who is not in the best of moods over losing the World Tag Team Titles last month. Two of the best tag team wrestlers in GCW had a spirited singles contest, one that ended in a double countout.

Gorilla Monsoon pinned Killer Kowalski after a splash in 0:11:25.
Rating: * 3/4

The brutal battles between Gorilla Monsoon and Killer Kowalski appear to finally be over after this no-disqualification contest. As he has done twice in the past, Kowalski nailed Monsoon in the gut with the ringbell, but this time Monsoon was prepared as he had a steel plate hidden under his tights! Kowalski was confused, and this opened the door for Monsoon to snatch the ring bell from him and bust him in the face! A huge splash followed and Monsoon was the winner.

The Pretty Boys (Pat Patterson and Larry Hennig) and Bill Watts and Johnny Valentine battled to a no-contest in 0:03:21.
Rating: *** 1/4
(Bill Watts and Johnny Valentine retained the GCW World Tag Team Titles.)
[Lou Albano and The Crusher interfered against Pat Patterson.]
[Dick the Bruiser interfered against Bill Watts.]
[Dick the Bruiser interfered against Larry Hennig.]

Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher are not taking losing the World Tag Team Titles well at all, as shown by them running down and attacking not only new champions Bill Watts & Johnny Valentine, but the team that cost them the gold, the Pretty Boys. Due to these brutes beating the tar out of both teams, referee Danny Bartfield had no choice but to throw this match out. Bruiser & Crusher will get one chance at revenge next month when they meet the Pretty Boys in a #1 contenders match, while Watts & Valentine defend against Pedro Morales & Dominic DeNucci.

Dory Funk Jr. demands his title shot against Luke Graham.

Just like he said, Dory Funk Jr. came out to confront United States champion Luke Graham. Funk said that he beat Eddie Graham & Dr. Jerry Graham and demanded that "the Crazy Graham" give him the shot at winning the US Title that he deserved. Luke Graham did come out and was immediately bombarded with chants of "CRAZY!" Graham ignored it as best he could, and said that Funk still hadn't earned a shot at the gold. When Funk asked what else he had to do, Graham told him if he could beat BOTH Eddie & Dr. Jerry in a handicap match next month, he would give him a title shot for sure. Funk said fine and the match is set. Graham then tried to get a cheap shot in on Funk, but Funk saw it and sent his foe over the top rope with a backdrop.

Antonino Rocca, Miguel Perez and Bobo Brazil defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna, The Sheik and Gene Kiniski when Rocca made Sheik submit to the Argentine Backbreaker in 0:32:58.
Rating: ** 1/2
[Abdullah Farouk interfered against Miguel Perez.]
[Abdullah Farouk interfered against Antonino Rocca.]

A lot of emotion in our main event especially after the words of Bobo Brazil earlier in the night. As a result, World champion Gene Kiniski did his best to stay away from Brazil through the most of this 6-man tag team match. When they eventually did lock up, the fight spilled to the floor and all the way to the back. Brazil & Kiniski were tearing each other apart while in the ring, Rocca locked The Sheik in the Argentine Backbreaker for the win.

Card rating: ** 1/2

Match observations:

Only two more shows in 1966, starting with the Spectrum in Philadelphia on December 3rd!

WORLD TITLE - Gene Kiniski (c) vs. Bobo Brazil
UNITED STATES TITLE - Luke Graham (c) vs. Haystacks Calhoun
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES - Bill Watts/Johnny Valentine (c) vs. Pedro Morales/Dominic DeNucci
#1 CONTENDERS MATCH - Dick the Bruiser/The Crusher vs. The Pretty Boys
HANDICAP MATCH - Dory Funk Jr. vs. The Golden Grahams
Danny Hodge vs. Ernie Ladd
Antonino Rocca/Miguel Perez vs. Baron Mikel Scicluna/The Sheik

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