September 6, 1969 - Chicago Stadium - Chicago, IL

Miguel Perez defeated Dick the Bruiser by disqualification in 0:01:21.
Rating: * 1/2
[Lou Albano interfered against Miguel Perez.]

This is not how Miguel Perez wanted his night to go, I'm sure. Yes, he got the win, but only because Dick the Bruiser didn't care much about winning. Rather The Crusher and he wanted to hurt somebody and they chose Perez, double teaming him and leaving him lying, a clear message being sent to whoever wins the #1 contenders match later on.

Dominic DeNucci and Victor Rivera defeated The Brisco Brothers (Jerry Brisco and Jack Brisco) when DeNucci pinned Jack Brisco with the Airplane Spin in 0:11:18.
Rating: ***

The Brisco Brothers grabbed the microphone before their match and again made a challenge for the World Tag Team Titles, saying they are the class of the tag team division in GCW. Well someone should have told Dominc DeNucci & Victor Rivera that, as they were here to fight and to win, and win is exactly what they did. Despite being former champions, DeNucci & Rivera get underestimated a lot and it cost the Briscos here. Jack Brisco took his sweet time in locking DeNucci in the Figure-Four when he had the chance, allowing DeNucci to kick Brisco off of him and surprise him with the Airplane Spin to get the 1-2-3! The Briscos didn't take kindly to this and beat down on DeNucci & Rivera after the match, but THE FUNK BROTHERS ran down to make the save.

Gorilla Monsoon defeated The Sheik by disqualification in 0:10:05.
Rating: -* 1/4
[The Princess interfered against Gorilla Monsoon.]

The barbaric nature of The Sheik shouldn't surprise us by now, but each act of brutality he commits always serves to shock. The victim tonight was Gorilla Monsoon. The Sheik has shown that many times winning the match isn't his main objective. For him the win comes in injuring his opponent. Well in his book you can chalk up a W thanks to a railroad spike he used to bloody Monsoon up. To make matters worse, Sheik's used Monsoon's blood and smeared it on his chest, almost like it was war paint. This guy is sick, and ever since he lost the United States Title, he seems even more out of it. Unfortunately, this would not be the last we saw of him.

Baron Mikel Scicluna and Tony Altimore battled to a double knockout in 0:05:29.
Rating: DUD

Once partners, Baron Mikel Scicluna & Tony Altimore have been on phenomenal losing streaks in GCW. This match between the two was supposed to end one of those streaks. That did not happen. During this fierce fight to ascend from mediocrity, Scicluna & Altimore's heads collided in the center of the ring and both were knocked unconscious, resulting in a draw. When it rains, it pours.

Johnny Valentine and Nick Bockwinkel battled to a no contest in 0:00:22.
Rating: *
(Johnny Valentine retained the GCW United States Title.)
[The Sheik interfered against Nick Bockwinkel.]
[The Sheik interfered against Johnny Valentine.]

Like we mentioned before, The Sheik was a busy man tonight as he got involved in the United States Title match between Johnny Valentine & Nick Bockwinkel, two men he has had recent issues with. The Sheik was out of control, attacking both men as this match began, leading to the match being thrown out. The Sheik wants the US Title back, and he made that very clear with his actions tonight. Before he gets that opportunity, however, he will be meeting Nick Bockwinkel in Jersey City on October 4th in a Falls-Count-Anywhere match!

Tim Woods defeated Ray Stevens with an inside cradle in 0:14:39.
Rating: *** 1/2

Tim Woods has picked up his first win in GCW, and his victim Ray Stevens was not at all happy with it. After a tremendous technical match, Woods lived up to his "Mr. Wrestling" moniker when in a great counter, he caught Stevens with an inside cradle for the 3 count. Stevens didn't respond well to this and called for reenforcements in the Minnesota Wrecking Crew, who beat on Woods 3-on-1. Woods was in bad shape until DOMINIC DENUCCI & VICTOR RIVERA ran in for the save.

[CHICAGO STREETFIGHT]: No-Countout-No-DQ-Number-One-Contenders-Match:
Chief Jay Strongbow and Wahoo McDaniel defeated The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene Anderson and Ole Anderson) when Wahoo made G. Anderson submit to the Indian Deathlock in 0:18:55.
Rating: *** 1/4

After the Minnesota Wrecking Crew cost Wahoo McDaniel & Chief Jay Strongbow their shot at the tag titles, revenge was on the mind of the Native Americans in this Chicago Streetfight. Not only that, but a shot at the World Tag Team Titles was at stake. There are no rules in a Chicago Streetfight, and both teams used that fact to their advantage. We saw an intense bloody brawl the likes that we haven't seen before. Wahoo & Strongbow are two men you just don't want to make angry, and the Andersons found that out the hard way. Gene & Ole might have the advantage in a standard tag team match with their great teamwork, but in a bloody brawl, you're going to be hard pressed to find any duo that can beat Wahoo & Strongbow. The Native Americans get bloodied up but win a great brawl to earn a tag title shot at Roosevelt Stadium.

Peter Maivia made Boris Malenko submit to the Stump Puller in 0:16:13.
Rating: ** 3/4

Peter Maivia gets back on track after falling short at winning the World Title with a win tonight over Boris Malenko.

Ernie Ladd vows to end Bobo Brazil's career.

As the steel cage was being constructed around him, "King" Ernie Ladd cut a promo on his opponent, Bobo Brazil. The King said that Brazil isn't what he used to be, and Brazil's reign as World champion is a thing of the past. LAdd said that there is a new King reigning in GCW, and it's him. Ladd finished by saying he would end Brazil's career tonight.

Cage Match:
Ernie Ladd defeated Bobo Brazil by escaping the cage in 0:23:11.
Rating: * 3/4

Ernie Ladd had a lot of terrible things to say about Bobo Brazil before the match, and the former World champion heard every one of them and took it out of Ladd's hide in this cage match. These two have been hated enemies for years and this isn't even the first cage match they've been involved in together. Since Ladd has adopted this "King" moniker, he has been next to unstoppable, but Brazil slowed him down a lot. Both men sued the cage as a weapon effectively, but it was Ladd who proved to be more ruthless. While Brazil was stuck between the ropes and the cage, Ladd crushed Brazil's head against the steel with the Boot to the Face, leaving Brazil in a lump. The result was academic and Ladd had defeated Brazil. Brazil wasn't moving and had to be stretchered out of the ring thanks to the King's heinous actions. Ernie Ladd may have just delivered on his promise afterall.

Bill Watts and Luke Graham battled to a no contest in 0:04:56.
Luke Graham suffered a neck injury. He will be out for approximately 5 months.
Rating: **
(Luke Graham retained the GCW World Title.)

We expected to see a great World Title main event as the recently returned Bill Watts looked to become a 2-time champion by taking on his former manager's current monster Luke Graham, but we didn't get the match we thought we would. After asserting his will early, Luke Graham missed a big lariat and the Cowboy hit him with a deep back suplex. Graham landed high on his head and wasn't moving. Referee Dick Kroll immediately stopped the match as EMTs came out to check on Graham. We later found out that what was thought to be a severe neck injury was considerably less severe as it was a stinger. Regardless, Graham has been adviced to take some time off, but if anyone knows Luke Graham, I wouldn't count on it.

Card rating: **

Match observations:

We are making our debut at a new venue as Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey will play host to Global Championship Wrestling on October 4th! On the card will be:

Battle royal for a World Title shot later in the night
WORLD TITLE - Luke Graham (c) vs. Battle Royal winner
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES - Dick the Bruiser/The Crusher (c) vs. Wahoo McDaniel/Chief Jay Strongbow
FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE - The Sheik vs. Nick Bockwinkel
The Funk Brothers vs. The Brisco Brothers
Tim Woods/Dominic DeNucci/Victor Rivera vs. Ray Stevens/The Minnesota Wrecking Crew
Baron Mikel Scicluna vs. Tony Altimore

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