October 4, 1969 - Roosevelt Stadium - Jersey City, NJ

Gene Kiniski won a 16-man Battle Royal:
x Malenko threw out Thunderbolt in 0:01:45
x Kiniski threw out Ernie Ladd after a side headlock in 0:02:46
x T. Woods threw out R. Stevens in 0:06:12
x T. Woods threw out Bockwinkel in 0:09:02
x Scicluna threw out J. Valentine in 0:09:19
x Morales threw out Malenko after a forearm to the back in 0:11:36
x T. Woods threw out Altimore in 0:14:52
x Sheik threw out Monsoon in 0:16:58
x Maivia threw out Scicluna in 0:22:20
x Kiniski threw out Sheik after a back suplex in 0:25:50
x Kiniski threw out Watts in 0:26:10
x Morales threw out Maivia after a headscissors submission in 0:29:35
x Perez threw out T. Woods in 0:30:40
x Kiniski threw out Morales after a backdrop in 0:37:09
x Kiniski threw out Perez in 0:43:43
Rating: *** 1/2
[The Princess interfered against Pedro Morales.]

Our debut in Jersey City kicked off with a 16-man battle royal to determine who will challenge Luke Graham for the World Title in our main event. A huge opportunity for several men, but this match belonged to Gene Kiniski. Kiniski outlasted an impressive showing by Miguel Perez and the fiery return of Pedro Morales amongst others to secure his opportunity to possibility regain the World Title he held back in 1967. And with Graham's injury, this could be the perfect shot for Kiniski to become a 2-time champ.

The Cripplers (Gene Anderson, Ole Anderson and Ray Stevens) defeated Dominic DeNucci, Victor Rivera and Tim Woods when O. Anderson pinned Rivera after a spinebuster slam in 0:16:29.
Rating: *** 1/4

Ray Stevens has had his hands full with newcomer Tim Woods in recent months, so both men had backup for a 6-man tag team match here. Stevens of course had the Minnesota Wrecking Crew backing him while Woods had Dominic DeNucci & Victor Rivera with him. The experience teaming of the Cripplers proved to be the difference as they eeked out a win at Roosevelt Stadium.

Tony Altimore and Baron Mikel Scicluna battled to a double countout in 0:06:29.
Rating: 3/4*

Baron Mikel Scicluna & Tony Altimore met one more time, both trying to end their unimpressive losing streaks. It looked like Scicluna was going to be the one to break his streak as after the two fought on the floor, he hit a bodyslam on Altimore to wipe him out. But as bad luck would have it, as Scicluna tried to climb back in the ring, he slipped and fell, resulting in a double countout. Simply stunning.

Chief Jay Strongbow and Wahoo McDaniel defeated Crusher & Bruiser (The Crusher and Dick the Bruiser) when Strongbow made Bruiser submit to the Indian Deathlock in 0:23:27.
Rating: * 1/2
(Chief Jay Strongbow and Wahoo McDaniel won the GCW World Tag Team Titles.)
[Lou Albano interfered against Wahoo McDaniel.]

Despite the collective efforts of Lou Albano and the Minnesota Wrecking Crew in past months, there was nothing that was going to stop Chief Jay Strongbow & Wahoo McDaniel from capturing the World Tag Team Titles! Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher saw their 4th tag title reign come to an end as the highly motivated Native Americans weathered the brutality storm en route to taking the tag titles for the first time. They won't have time to rest on their laurels though as challengers are already lining up.

No-Countout-No-DQ-Falls-Count-Anywhere Match:
Nick Bockwinkel pinned The Sheik with the Piledriver in 0:16:08.
Rating: ****
[The Princess interfered against Nick Bockwinkel.]

Nick Bockwinkel is your typical pretty boy, so on paper he was obviously overmatched in a falls-count-anywhere fight with the madman that is The Sheik. Bockwinkel surprised a lot of people, namely The Sheik & The Princess, with how well he faired under these circumstances. Sure, The Sheik dominated much of the match, but Bockwinkel punished his opponent a lot as well. Pinfalls could happen anywhere and these two made good use of the ringside area. The Sheik seemed to have this match won after he stabbed Bockwinkel with a pencil and had him locked in the Camel Clutch on the floor, but GORILLA MONSOON broke it up with a hard shot to the back of The Sheik's head. Monsoon leaned Sheik up against the ringpost and crushed him with an avalanche, allowing Bockwinkel to drive The Sheik into the concrete with the Piledriver to get what has to be called an upset win.

The Brisco Brothers (Jerry Brisco and Jack Brisco) and The Funk Brothers (Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr.) battled to a draw in 0:30:00.
Rating: *** 1/2

Every time the Funk Brothers and the Brisco Brothers lock up, the potential for something special happening is always there. We got another gem of a match between these feuding families as they wrestled to a time limit draw in front of the sold out crowd. Even though these two teams hate each other, each team gave each other a nod of respect after the match as they know how evenly matched they are.

Luke Graham pinned Gene Kiniski with the Thumb to the Throat in 0:02:47.
Rating: ** 1/2
(Luke Graham retained the GCW World Title.)
[The Crusher interfered against Gene Kiniski.]

Luke Graham is injured, but he refused to miss his scheduled title defense tonight, which shows that he may have more guts than brains, especially when his opponent was Gene Kiniski! Lou Albano always has a plan though, and his plan tonight was to have the angry Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher jump Kiniski before he even made it to the ring. The former tag team champions dished out quite a beating on Kiniski before the bell even rang to start the match. Kiniski proved how tough he is by even agreeing to still wrestle the match anyway, but he was no match for Graham who quickly put him away with the Thumb to the Throat. Albano's instructed his men to continue the assault on Kiniski, but luckily BILL WATTS ran out with a chair and chased the men off. A 6-man tag team match has been signed for November 1st Madison Square Garden show.

Card rating: ** 3/4

Match observations:

On November 1st we are back in Madison Square Garden with the following lineup:

MAIN EVENT - Luke Graham/Dick the Bruiser/The Crusher vs. Gene Kiniski/Bill Watts/Mystery Partner
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES - Wahoo McDaniel/Chief Jay Strongbow (c) vs. The Brisco Brothers
Gorilla Monsoon vs. The Sheik
Dominic DeNucci/Victor Rivera vs. The Minnesota Wrecking Crew

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