Friday, February 24, 2017

AJPW 12/3/1979 - Dory Funk Jr. vs Mr. Wrestling

AJPW 12/3/1979 - Dory Funk Jr. vs Mr. Wrestling

Dory Funk Jr. beat Mr Wrestling with a backslide in about 12 minutes of the 14 minutes total of this match. This was a total dud. They did very little but work the headlock or a small armlock the whole time. The crowd didn't make a peep and they didn't do a single thing of interest. Skip this.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

World of Sport - Wayne Bridges vs Butts Giraud

World of Sport - Wayne Bridges vs Butts Giraud

8 five minute rounds, 2 falls to win

Wayne Bridges - The guy next to him really looks like The Dynamite Kid, but I don't think he is

The announcer said that Mighty John Quinn asked Butts Giraud to finish off Wayne Bridges.

Butts took a warning near the end of the 1st for punching Bridges in the stomach.
Butts Giraud gets a cheapshot in after the bell

Butts Giraud took the first fall in the second round with a body slam and a pin when he caught Bridges in a cross body.
Wayne Bridges then got the 2nd fall a minute later with a body slam and a pin and then took the 3rd and final fall less than a minute after that with another body slam and a pin.

The match wasn't that good. Butts works like a typical 1980's American heel and this was not the typical technical WoS style. He focused mostly on cheap shots and there wasn't much wrestling here. The match was too short and too rushed to really be good anyway

Hungarian Wrestling - Mamdou Farag vs Ray Glendenning

Hungarian Wrestling - Mamdou Farag vs Ray Glendening

Marndou Farag on the left, Gallagher(LOL JK) is your referee  in the middle and Ray Gelndering is on the right

The finish

Ray Glendenning beat Marndou Faraq with a super nasty piledriver. This has to be some of the worst quality footage I've ever seen. It was clipped to hell, the screen at one point was split in the middle, things were replayed 3-4 times in a row and the quality was rough. The match was eh. Farag wasn't good but Glendenning is pretty much a beast of a guy and seemed to play the cocky power heel here, powering out of attacks and re-rerouting Farq where he pleased. This was not blog worthy, but I'd never seen Ray Glendenning before.

World of Sport 10/23/1974 - Pete Curry vs Abe Ginsberg

World of Sport 10/23/1974 - Pete Curry vs Abe Ginsberg

8 rounds of 5 minutes
2 pins or submissions to win it

Abe Ginsberg with the black helmet, Pete Curry in the blue
"Ginsberg, a wrestler who never holds his cool for more than 2-3 rounds at most"

"It must give him a tremendous advantage for headbutts" - The announcer on Abe Ginsburg's helmet

Curry objects to the helmet so Ginsberg, the heel, removed it. The announcer said this was the first time he's removed it during a match. A fan was heckling him about it as well and Ginsberg brought it up.
Ginsberg takes the 3rd with a sunset flip

Curry picked up the 2nd fall in the 4th round with a body slam and pin.

The finish

Abe Ginsberg beat Pete Curry with the 3 in 1 in the 6th round. The story of this was dirty heel Ginsberg sticking to the rules, taking off his helmet and dominating Curry on the mat and in holds before taking the win. Mostly all mat based here until the end with Ginsberg focusing Curry's left leg. The work wasn't anything too special but Ginsberg was pretty smooth and is definitely a technican who is pretty good at doing his thing. Ginberg's helmet was something I've never seen before and made him stand out. Curry wasn't bad but he didn't bring anything of note to the table. This was unoffensive at worst and really just kind of average.