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If there is one thing that I alway got too caught up in when doing DOTT diaries, it's being historically accurate. But not this time. I won't do anything outlandish (such as signing Hulk Hogan, Abdullah the Butcher and Ric Flair to headline a small sized company, but I won't let history handcuff me.


So this time around I'm going to put Atlantic Canada's Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling vs. Western Canada's All-Star Wrestling. In the shadow of Stampede wrestling, these two regional companies do not get their due (and given the booking sometimes, this is justified).


Player One takes the mantle of ASW. Ruled by way-past-his-prime Sgt. Slaughter rip-off Al Tomko. Tomko insists on booking himself at the top of the card, and his two talent-less sons Terry and Todd (both who are unsackable with creative control). To offset this, I added Nick and Kelly Kiniski the semi-talented sons of Tomko's right-hand man Gene Kiniski. He is nominally with the NWA, but not at all likely to import Harley Race or Ric Flair anytime soon.

To his immediate south is long-time ally Don Owen's Big Time Wrestling, aka Pacific Northwest Wrestling. Time to time they will swap or share talent.

For fun, I added Road Warrior Hawk and Rick Rude, who were involved unhappily there at the time as goose-steppin' Crusher Von Haig and vanilla babyface Ricky Rood (true story).


Player Two helms Altantic Wrestling Grand Prix, which traditionally ran only in the summer months as a "beach league", taking hiatus in the winter. For this game's purposes it will run year-round. Emil Dupree and Cormier family run the show, with such oddities as the Spoiler and the Cuban Assassin headlining the card. Aside from the schedule tweak, AWGP also a requirement where at least ten people on the roster must speak French. This has pros and con's as they can break into potentially lucrative Quebec and (to a lesser degree) Ontario.


Ground rules:

1) In the first calendar year they can only hire workers who are listed as alumni on their respective Wikipedia pages.

2) Both start with $40,000, small size and no TV deal.

3) Injured workers cannot be fired.

4) Gimmicks and pushes cannot be changed (unless the in-game help advises so) in the first year.


The rosters are as they came to me in the DOTT database. Any inaccuracies will be ignored.


EDIT: It should have been Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling (AGPW). But one cannot edit titles, so we're going with this.

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<p><img alt="200px-NWA_All-Star_Wrestling.jpg" data-src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3d/NWA_All-Star_Wrestling.jpg/200px-NWA_All-Star_Wrestling.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p>

<strong>All-Star Wrestling</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Sports Entertainment</p><p>

Small </p><p>

Based in British Columbia, Canada</p><p>

$45,000 starting funds.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Roster</span></strong></p><p>

Green= <span style="color:#006400;">Faces</span> Red=<span style="color:#FF0000;"> Heels</span></p><p>

<strong>Main Event</strong></p><p>

Al Tomko</p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Moose Morowski</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Dean Ho</span></p><p><span style="color:#006400;">

Bob Brown</span></p><p><span style="color:#006400;">

Buzz Tyler</span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Upper Midcard</strong></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Moondog Moretti</span></p><p><span style="color:#FF0000;">

Nick Kiniski</span></p><p><span style="color:#FF0000;">

Kelly Kiniski</span></p><p><span style="color:#FF0000;">

Karl Moffat</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Igor Volkoff</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Timothy Flowers</span></p><p><span style="color:#FF0000;">

Rick Patterson</span></p><p> </p><p>


<span style="color:#FF0000;">Jeff Costa</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Oly Olsen</span></p><p><span style="color:#006400;">

Butch Miller</span></p><p><span style="color:#006400;">

Luke Williams</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Michelle Starr</span></p><p><span style="color:#FF0000;">

Honky Tonk Man</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Randy Rich</span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Lower Midcard</strong></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Rick Davis (aka Todd Tomko)</span></p><p><span style="color:#006400;">

The Frog (aka Terry Tomko)</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Terry Adonis</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Wojo the BC Hulk</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Crusher Von Haig</span></p><p>



<span style="color:#006400;">Ricky Rood</span></p><p> </p><p>


</strong><span style="color:#FF0000;">Michael W Allen</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Al Costello</span></p><p> </p><p>


<span style="color:#006400;">Ed Karl</span></p><p> </p><p>


<span style="color:#FF0000;">Verne Siebert</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Gary Allen</span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Road Agent</strong></p><p>

Gene Kiniski</p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Titles</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">


<strong>All-Star Television</strong> - Vacant</p><p>

<strong>Canadian Heavyweight</strong> - Vacant</p><p>

<strong>Canadian Heavyweight Tag Team</strong> - Al Tomko & Moose Morowski</p><p> </p><p>


<strong>Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling</strong></p><p><strong>


Traditional </p><p>

Small </p><p>

Based in the Maritimes, Canada</p><p>

$45,000 starting funds.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Main Event</strong></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Yvon Cormier</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Pierre LeFebvre</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Leo Burke</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">The Cuban Assassin</span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Upper Midcard</strong></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Gerry Morrow</span></p><p><span style="color:#FF0000;">

Hercules Ayala</span></p><p><span style="color:#FF0000;">

Bobby Bass</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Stephen Petitpas</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">The Spoiler</span></p><p><span style="color:#FF0000;">

Ed Moretti</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Steve Casey</span></p><p> </p><p>


<span style="color:#006400;">Ron Ritchie</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Steve DiSalvo</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Phil Lafon</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Bif Wellington</span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Lower Midcard</strong></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Allen Sarven</span></p><p><span style="color:#006400;">

Buddy Lane</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Del Wilkes</span></p><p><span style="color:#FF0000;">

"The Poet" Lanny Poffo</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Kerry Brown</span></p><p> </p><p>


</strong><span style="color:#006400;">Willie Davis</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Red Shadow</span></p><p><span style="color:#FF0000;">

"Macho Man" Randy Savage</span></p><p> </p><p>


<span style="color:#006400;">Jean-Louis Cormier</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Angelo Poffo</span></p><p><span style="color:#FF0000;">

Pierre Martel</span></p><p> </p><p>


<span style="color:#006400;">Gair Maxwell</span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Colour Commentator</strong></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">Bill McCaullah</span></p><p> </p><p>


<span style="color:#006400;">Rene Dermont</span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Road Agents</strong></p><p>

<span style="color:#FF0000;">The Great Malumba</span></p><p>

<span style="color:#006400;">Emile Dupree</span></p><p> </p><p>


<strong>Grand Prix Light Heavyweight</strong> - Vacant</p><p>

<strong>Maritimes Tag Team</strong> - Vacant</p><p>

<strong>Maritimes Championship</strong> - Vacant</p>

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<p>All-Star Wrestling's Tale of the Tape:</p><p> </p><p>

Based in Langley, BC (a suburb of Vancouver), All-Star Wrestling is run by Al Tomko. </p><p>

Due to (in his view) a lack of support from the boys "Back East", Tomko has just jumped ship from the NWA. ASW's fortunes are on the decline. </p><p>

A lucrative TV deal with the local CTV affiliate fell through when its general manager was forcibly ejected from the Cloverdale Fairgrounds office by Gene Kiniski. Gene is unapologetic, saying it was to "protect the business."</p><p> </p><p>

A weekly show (All-Star Wrestling on Tour) crosses the province from Fort Nelson to Victoria, with a big quarterly show in Vancouver, and an annual big event takes place at the Cloverdale Rodeo.</p><p> </p><p>

Due to the recent bailing from NWA, the two main singles titles have been renamed and vacated. Tomko and Kiniski both have decided their kids can do whatever they want, giving four semi- and no-talent workers to deal with.</p><p> </p><p>

Roster: </p><p> </p><p>

Al Tomko: Head honcho, top face and a bad mix of Sgt. Slaughter and Dusty Rhodes. He is getting on in years, and his performance in the ring shows this.</p><p> </p><p>

Moose Morowski: Brutal heel onscreen and well-liked backstage. He trains many of the youngster on the card.</p><p> </p><p>

Dean Ho: Hawaiian star with lots of charisma. By far the most popular star in ASW. Does double duty for PNW in Oregon, which sometimes causes schedule conflicts.</p><p> </p><p>

Bob Brown: Former NWA champ. Gettin on in years, but still semi-convincing.</p><p> </p><p>

Buzz Tyler: A fixture in the Mid-Atlantic scene, Tyler elected to stay with ASW despite being involved in NWA-Mid-Atlantic.</p><p> </p><p>

Moondog Moretti: To this day I have no idea why there are so many Moondogs. Must be a 70s thing.</p><p> </p><p>

Nick Kiniski & Kelly Kiniski: Head booker Gene Kiniski's boys. While not exactly the Midnight Express, they can draw heat and know how to work a match.</p><p> </p><p>

Karl Moffat: He would one day gain a measure of fame as Jason the Terrible. Currently he is Karl, the lumberjack.</p><p> </p><p>

Igor Volkoff: An odd duck in pre-Glasnost USSR; a friendly Russian.</p><p> </p><p>

Timothy Flowers: Flowers is a mainstay in the Vancouver territory. Currently sitting in the midcard, but capable of improvement.</p><p> </p><p>

Rick Patterson: As will Moffat, he would historically go on to bigger FMW fame as Leatherface. However, lawyers' letters of Cease and Desist can travel fast, so Rick stays Rick in cash-poor ASW.</p><p> </p><p>

Jeff Costa: Oddball Costas calls himself the Lobster Man. He seems out of place on the west coast. Maybe he should consider re-branding as Salmon Man.</p><p> </p><p>

Oly Olsen: A green bodybuilder with some fan following. Historically he would become a top face in the Vancouver Territory.</p><p> </p><p>

Michelle Starr: Anachronistic and more than a little offensive nowadays, Starr was a heel institution in Vancouver using the Evil Gay gimmick. His Falling Starr top rope piledriver was legit cool to watch.</p><p> </p><p>

Honky Tonk Man: Half-man, Half-Honky, all Tonk. Wayne Ferris was not actually the Honky Tonk Man at this time, but what the database says goes.</p><p> </p><p>

Randy Rich: A bland journeyman whose sole job is to make the bad guys look tough. A dependable if unexciting stepping stone.</p><p> </p><p>

Rick Davis (aka Todd Tomko) & The Frog (aka Terry Tomko): While they both have creative control and unsackable contracts, Tomko won't IC acknowledge either of them. "The Frog"'s gimmick is he that hops. And his entrance music is the electronic beeps from a Frogger game cabinet.</p><p> </p><p>

Terry Adonis: A minor bleached-blonde heel. He is capable enough and is used properly can be useful.</p><p> </p><p>

Wojo the BC Hulk: A young big man with loads of potential, saddled with a ridiculous gimmick. Clearly riffed from George "the Animal" Steele.</p><p> </p><p>

Crusher Von Haig: Poor Road Warrior Hawk was shipped off to BC by Bill Watts, repackaged as the ever-relevant evil person from WW2 Germany which is censored by these boards.</p><p> </p><p>

Ricky Rood: Rick Rude is also on loan from Watts' UWF. Here grossly misused as a boring good guy.</p><p> </p><p>

Michael W Allen: The only manager currently on the roster. His gimmick is a cousin of the producer Bruce Allen. Kayfabe tells us he has a percentage ownership in ASW and is trying to take over. Through wrestling!</p><p> </p><p>

Announcer Ed Karl: Mediocre at best.</p><p> </p><p>

Refs Verne Siebert and Gary Allen: Allen calls it straight, while Verne is susceptible to the occasional bribe.</p><p> </p><p>

Gene Kiniski: Tomko's right-hand man and locker room enforcer. The former NWA champ is well-respected and a local mattress commercial celebrity.</p>

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After Emil Dupree decided to go year-round instead of touring in the summer months, he has to scramble to get arena bookings for the previous "off-season." He also knew it would be pointless to run a show on the same night as a televised hockey game.</p><p>

From January to March he plans to run one monthly show until he can get a TV deal. Then a weekly tour would become the business plan.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Roster</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong>Yvon Cormier: Yvon "the Beast" is the oldest of the Cormier brothers. The Cormiers are the big deal on the East Coast, akin to the Harts or Von Erichs.</p><p> </p><p>

Pierre LeFebvre: "Mad Dog" LeFebvre is the current top dog heel. His bilingual skill on the mic will serve as bonus as AGPW tries to break the Quebec market.</p><p> </p><p>

Leo Burke: While born Leon Cormier, Leo took on the nom de guerre so he could break into primarily English markets like Stampede, all the while avoiding being stuck in the wrestling family shackles.</p><p> </p><p>

The Cuban Assassin: A dependable worker who can get easy heat. Not your typical evil commie, as he's less of a brute and more of a wildcard.</p><p> </p><p>

Gerry Morrow: A worker whose gimmick is VERY loosely associated with the Cuban Assassin (they're both from Caribbean islands, though Martinique isn't communist last time I checked).</p><p> </p><p>

Bobby Bass: A great heel who can also control a match. He can cause riots with his anti-Canadiens rants. Hockey is king here after all.</p><p> </p><p>

Stephen Petitpas: A diamond in the rough. Has worked elsewhere as s wrestling sheik.*</p><p> </p><p>

The Spoiler: one of the least-appreciated masked villain of all time. Don Jardine was also known in some markets as the Super Destroyer.*</p><p> </p><p>

Steve DiSalvo: A big and imposing heel. He takes the rather imappropriate nickname "Strangler" as an homage to Albert DeSalvo, the Boston Strangler.</p><p> </p><p>

Ed Moretti: Wrestles as Moondog Moretti in some markets. But not this one.</p><p> </p><p>

Steve Casey: A popular English wrestler with an unorthodox style.</p><p> </p><p>

Ron Ritchie: Another bland but dependable wrestler, which seems to be an unspoken tradition with Canadian wrestlers.</p><p> </p><p>

Phil Lafon: See Ritchie, Ron.</p><p> </p><p>

Bif Wellington: See also: Lafon, Phil.</p><p> </p><p>

Allen Sarven: A young up-and-comer who would one day become Al Snow.</p><p> </p><p>

Buddy Lane: Raising the bland bar to new heights, Buddy Lane is known mostly for being a student of Verne Gagne.</p><p> </p><p>

Del Wilkes: A big and young and very green grappler. He would go on to such acts as the Trooper in AWA and the Patriot in WCW, WWF & elsewhere. Right now his role is an obnoxious American.</p><p> </p><p>

Kerry Brown: Nephew of NWA stalwart Bob Brown. Has held a few belts and is a fairly decent ham & egger.</p><p> </p><p>

Willie Davis: A jobber who knows his place. The man would get fearful and bewildered if you proposed a push.</p><p> </p><p>

Red Shadow: The dastardly masked curtain-jerker and ceiling inspector.</p><p> </p><p>


Pierre Martel: A retired wrestler who sometimes goes by Frenchy Martin.</p><p> </p><p>

Jean-Louis Cormier: Retired brother of Yvon and Leonce, now serves as their manager.</p><p> </p><p>

Gair Maxwell: The voice of AGPW and all around straight-up sports journalist.</p><p> </p><p>

Bill McCaullah: The bombastic Scottish colour man who roots for the bad guys.</p><p> </p><p>

Rene Dermont: The AGPW head (and only) official.</p><p> </p><p>

The Great Malumba: A retired star, now road agent.</p><p> </p><p>

Emile Dupree: Owner and head booker for AGPW.</p><p> </p><p>

Titles: Since returning to a year-round schedule, all the titles have been made vacant. </p><p>

Grand Prix Light Heavyweight - Vacant (For midcarders under 210 lbs)</p><p>

Maritimes Tag Team – Vacant</p><p>

Maritimes Championship - Vacant</p>

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><strong><span style="color:#FF0000;"><span style="font-size:24px;">All-Star Wrestling on Tour!</span></span></strong></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

Live, Monday January 2nd 1983 at the Italian Cultural Centre, in Vancouver BC!</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:18px;">8 Man Tournament </span></p><p><span style="font-size:18px;">

</span>for the Vacant Canadian Heavyweight Championship!</p><p> </p><p>

One night! Eight Men! One Champion!</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:14px;">Canadian Heavyweight Tag Team Match</span></p><p>

<strong>NO</strong> Disqualification! <strong>NO</strong> Count Out! <strong>NO</strong> Time Limit!</p><p> </p><p>

Moose Morowski & Master Sgt. Al Tomko</p><p>


"Bulldog" Bob Brown & Buzz Tyler</p><p> </p><p>

</p><p><span style="font-size:18px;">

10 Man Battle Royal!</span></p><p>

For the Vacant All-Star Television Championship!</p><p>

The only way to win is throw your opponents to the hard concrete floor!</p><p> </p><p>

PLUS: Dean Ho! Oly Olsen! Moondog Moretti!</p><p> </p><p>

Doors open at 6:30! Ladies Night: Half-price hot dogs and beer for the ladies!*</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:10px;">*First 50 tickets sold only.</span></p><p>


Card Subject to Change</em></p></div><p></p><p></p>

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All-Star Wrestling On Tour!

Monday, January 2, 1983

7 pm PST at the Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC


Co-Owner Michael W. Allen is in the ring. He announces that due to his executive vote in ASW, he has declared all singles titles vacant.

And tonight there will be an 8-man tournament to crown the new Canadian Heavyweight Champion!

Also, a come-as-you-are 10-man Battle Royal will decide the new All-Star Television Champion! Tell no one there is no TV show to defend the title on.

Rating: D


Tournament Bracket:

Round 1

Al Tomko vs Moose Morowski

Karl Moffatt vs. Oly Olsen

Moondog Moretti vs. Dean Ho

Igor Volkoff vs. Timothy Flowers


Al Tomko and Moose Morowski argue. They are current co-holders of the Canadian Heavyweight Tag Titles, and they have never really seen eye to eye.

Moose wants Al to lay down for him if he wants to keep on being tag title co-holders. Al balks at the suggestion and says he would sooner forfeit the titles than team up with Morowski.

Rating: C


Michael W. Allen interrupts the argument and demands the tag champs defend the titles. Forfeiting belts makes them look meaningless, so Tomko or Morowski must choose an opponent.

Al selects his friends Buzz Tyler and Bulldog Bog Brown. Moose is angry at the prospect, as he knows Tomko will just lay down and drop the titles to his buddies.

Rating: C-


Canadian Heavyweight Champion Tournament Round One:

Al Tomko vs Moose Morowski

The match was more of a brawl than anything resembling a wrestling contest. It came to an end when Moose and Tomko fought at ringside. Michael W. Allen tried to interfere with a chairshot on Al, but a last-second duck saw Moose take the blow.

Tomko chivalrously tries to get his partner into the ring, but alas neither get back in before the count.

Winner: Double count out.

Rating: C+


Post-match, Al tries to make peace with Moose, but the big will have none of it. He snatches up his half of the tag titles and storms backstage.

Rating: C


Canadian Heavyweight Champion Tournament Round One:

Oly Olsen vs. Karl Moffat

The second match in the Canadian Heavyweight title tournament, Moffat has the edge on size, but Oly is naturally stronger.

In the end Moffat, with underhanded tactics, gets the win.

Rating: D


After the match, Moffat celebrates. By the brackets, he is guaranteed a second round bye.

Rating: E


Moondog Moretti stalks to the ring and begins to talk trash about his opponent, Dean Ho.

Rating: C


Before long, the Polynesian Powerhouse appears in the crowd with a microphone to rebut, then he charges the ring!

Rating: C+


Canadian Heavyweight Champion Tournament Round One:

Dean Ho vs. Moondog Moretti

Moretti puts the boots to Ho as he enters the ring, but Dean soon rallies and drives Moretti out of the ring.

Outside Moondog grabs a chair and threatens to beat Ho to a pulp.

The ref Allen gets out of the ring and tries to speak some sense into him. Taking advantage of the distraction, Dean knocks Moretti inadvertently into the ref.

With the ref out, Moondog and Ho both start brawling all over the arena. They eventually make their way back to the ring.

A vicious blow with Chekov's chair from Moretti lays Ho out. With Gary Allen still out, alternate ref Verne Siebert comes to the ring and counts.

Moretti wins... No! Has recovered and declares the decision void!

The match is restarted, and Ho gets a roll-up to steal back the win.

Rating: C+


After the match, Dan Ho gets beaten down by Moretti, showing to be a poor loser.

Rating: C


Canadian Heavyweight Champion Tournament Round One:

Igor Volkoff vs Diamond Timothy Flowers

The friendly Soviet starts strong with the One-Man Riot Squad, but Flowers cheats to win® with his feet on the ropes after Igor misses the dreaded Russian Hammer in the corner.

Rating: C


10-Man Battle Royal for the All-Star Wrestling TV Title

Ricky Rood, Crusher Von Haig, The Frog, Rick Davis, Timothy Flowers, Michelle Starr, Rick Patterson, Jeff Costa, Honky Tonk Man and Oly Olsen were the participants.

Order of eliminations:

Crusher Von Haig

The Frog

Honky Tonk Man

Rick Patterson

Jeff Costa

Oly Olsen

Timothy Flower

Rick Davis

Ricky Rood

Michelle Starr won after eliminating Ricky Rood.

Rating: D


Michelle Starr celebrate in the ring, doing a very suggestive gyrating dance. Rood is taking notes...

Rating: C-


Canadian Heavyweight Champion Tournament Round 2:

Dean Ho vs Timothy Flowers

Ho wins, but after the match Karl Moffatt and Moondog Moretti attack.

Rating: C


Dean Ho is stretchered out. Could he forfeit his place in the tournament? If so Karl Moffat will win the Canadian Heavyweight Title by default!

Rating: C+


Canadian World Tag Team Match – No Holds Barred

Al Tomko & Moose Morowski vs. “Bulldog” Bob Brown & Buzz Tyler

Al Tomko is smug, as he will deny Moose Morowski a tag team title by laying down for his friends Buzz Tyler and Bob Brown...

But wait! Bob & Buzz viciously attack master Sgt. Tomko and string him up in the ropes! Moose Morowski comes into the ring! He joins in the assault! Al Tomko is being attacked 3-on-one!

The ref warns the threesome, but Moose points out the match isn’t even started yet! As the crowd boos lustily, each of the gruesome threesome take turns beating Al down. Finally, mercifully, Bob Borwn does the crab pose pin, and this mockery comes to an end. The crowd pelts the villains with wads of paper and cups.

Rating: C+


Bob Brown, Buzz Tyler, and Moose Morowski watch as Al Tomko is aided backstage. Moose then grabs a mic and mocks Al for thinking he had ANY friends in All-Star Wrestling.

Rating: C+

(Bob Brown and Buzz Tyler turned, both were complete successes.)


Nick Kiniski and Kiniski are in the ring with Gene Kiniski at ringside jawing with fans. The Amazing Kiniski Brothers claim that they are so good that they cannot be defeated by anyone.

They are making an open challenge for any team on the roster to face them in a tag team match.

Rating: E


But wait, all by his lonesome, the humungous Wojo (the B.C. Hulk) comes to the ring. Through grunts and single word roars, he says that he will take the Kiniskis on in a handicap match! Right now!

Rating: E


Wojo the BC Hulk vs. The Amazing Kiniski Brothers

Handicap Match

Wojo gets the quick upper hand, tossing Kelly through the ropes in to the arms of Gene Kiniski. He then capitalizes on Nick Kiniski. This outsized pantomime continues until Gene grabs the ref’s leg, drawing his distraction. While this happens, Nick sneaks up behind Wojo and hits a cowardly low blow!

Poor Wojo topples and Kelly get the pin, much to the crowd’s disgust.

Rating: E


Wojo is getting the boots laid to him in the ring by all three Kiniski. From backstage, the plucky young Frog tries to intervene. And fails. Finally Wojo rallies and saves himself and the Frog from further beating.

Rating: F


As the announcer Ed Karl is about to announce Dean Ho’s forfeiture, Dean Ho himself charges to the ring! He has his ribs taped and looks a bit battered, but he won't give up!

Rating: C


Canadian Heavyweight Champion Final

Dean Ho vs. Karl Moffat


Karl focuses on Dean’s injured ribs and keeps the crowd subdued. Suddenly Dean rallies and looks like he will take the win... but from the back Moondog Moretti rushes to the ring, hoping to cost him the match!

The ref is knocked out when Moffat is knocked into him, but an attempt to interfere backfires! Moffat is nailed by Moondog, and the semi-conscious ref counts a slow... dramatic... 3-count!

Dean Ho wins the Canadian Heavyweight title!

Rating: C


After the match Dean Ho and Moondog Moretti engage in a tension-filled staredown. Neither give ground.The crowd goes home happy as top babyface Dean Ho takes the title.

Rating: C-


Show Rating: C

Total Attendance: 138, 30 left after reading the hot dog small print.

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<p>In the afterglow of the first All-Star Tour, Al Tomko and the new booker went over the gate receipts and determined it better to go to a monthly format instead of touring. </p><p>

The hope is to get a TV deal in the next few months, to cut down travel costs. </p><p>

ASW could then stay close to home, produce some cheap TV and then promote a big monthly event.</p><p> </p><p>

Despite the low turn-out, the show itself got favourable ratings (It even got a paragraph in PWI!) so Tomko is optimistic for a Television slot...</p>

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<p>Meanwhile back East...</p><p> </p><p>

Emil Dupree met some grumbling from his crew when he announced his plan to change to an all-year touring plan. But Dupree was resolute, and he finally got the Boys to fall in line.</p><p> </p><p>

Changing to a 12-month format means the annual culminating event in August would become their flagship show instead, and all storylines would build up to the blow-off then.</p><p> </p><p>

The first order of business would be to put belts onto warm bodies, and to try and attract some big names to attract ticket-buyers who'd rather sit at home and watch Hockey Night in Canada.</p>

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<p>I am going to be brutally honest OOC, I know a great deal less about AGWP than ASW, so I apologize in advance to any East Coast purists out there.</p><p> </p><p>

Any thoughts thus far? I see lots of views, but that might just be me?</p>

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Courtesy of Pro Wrestling Illustrated:


AGPW on the "Grow?"


by Bill Apter


With the announcement that the Canadian Radio Television Commission plans to allow national cable specialty channels equivalent to their American counterparts, several regional Feds across the nation are scrambling to get noticed by producers of the nascent "Sports Network."


Among these federations looking to gain a national audience is Atlantic Wrestling Grand Prix. Based in Moncton, New Brunswick (north of Maine), AGPW has changed from a seasonal touring company to a year-round product.


The biggest news so far is the high-profile talent signing by owner Emil Dupree: Canadian megastar and former AWA champion Rick Martel and Puerto Rican madman Hercules Ayala have roots in AGPW and look to make waves. Martel has had some bloody confrontations with Yvon Cormier and Pierre Lefebvre in the past, and Ayala has his own brutal record vs. fellow Caribbeans Cuban Assassin and "Champagne" Gerry Morrow.


In addition to these big names, Dupree's scouts went down to Memphis to lure the outlaw wrestling family of Angelo Poffo! "The Poet" Lanny Poffo and "Macho Man" Randy Savage have a reputation of running roughshod over their competition. AGPW and its fans alike better be on guard!

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Vancouver Province

January 15, 1983


New Zealand Invasion

by Jim Coleman


"This must be what it felt like in Galipoli," journeyman grappler Oly Olsen mused as the two new competitors barged into the All-Star Wrestling locker room.


Indeed when a small army of New Zealanders swarm your beaches, it can feel like an invasion. When three new faces from the Lands Down Under arrived today, everyone new it would never be business as usual.


"There to be a law," protested local tough guy Gene Kiniski, "they're coming here and taking our jobs!"


'They' would be Luke Williams and Butch Miller, aka the New Zealand Sheepherders and their Australian manager, Fabulous Kangaroo Al Costello.


"I couldn't care a fig what that pansy thinks," Costello rebutted. "They're running scared of me and my boys. Everyone in All-Star Wrestling better get outta our way!"


The Anzacs are scheduled to appear at the next All-Star event.

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<div style="text-align:center;"><p><span style="font-size:36px;"><strong>Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling </strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:36px;">

returns to St. John, New Brunswick!</span></p></div><p></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><em><strong>All Titles Up for Grabs!</strong></em></p><p>

</p><p><span style="font-size:18px;">

Four-Man Single-Elimination Tournament</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

For the Atlantic Grand Prix Heavyweight Championship!</span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rick Martel</strong> vs. <strong>"The Beast" Yvon Cormier!</strong> </p><p>


<strong>Leo Burke</strong> vs. <strong>"Mad Dog" Pierre LeFebvre!</strong></p><p>


the Winners meet for the vacant title in a 15 Foot Steel Cage!</em></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:18px;">First Time Ever!</span></p><p><span style="font-size:18px;">

Six Men fight for the AGPW Eastern Seaboard Title:</span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Gerry Morrow! Allen Sarven! Steven Casey! </strong></p><p><strong>

Del Wilkes! Buddy Lane! Ed Moretti!</strong> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:18px;">AGPW Tag Team Title Tournament</span></p><p>

<strong>Four teams enter, one team wins!</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The Spoiler & Bobby Bass </strong></p><p>

vs. </p><p>

<strong>Ron Ritchie & Stephen Petitpas</strong></p><p>


<strong>The Outlaws ("Macho Man" Randy Savage & "the Poet" Lanny Poffo)</strong></p><p>

vs. </p><p>

<strong>The Pitbulls (Kerry Brown & Bif Wellington) </strong></p><p>

</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

Tickets available at the door or at participating grocers. </p><p>

Card Subject to change or cancellation due to inclimate weather. </p><p>

Check the St. John Telegraph for updates.</p>

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<p>Predict the winners! Winner is the first to post with all answers correct or highest total.</p><p> Winner gets to choose the next signing for either All-Star Wrestling, or Atlantic Grand Prix from the following lists:</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="41717" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong>ASW</strong><p> </p><p> Abdullah the Butcher</p><p> Al Tomko</p><p> The Assassin</p><p> Buddy Rose</p><p> Bugsy McGraw</p><p> David Schultz</p><p> Don Muraco</p><p> The Iron Sheik</p><p> Jake Roberts</p><p> Jay Youngblood</p><p> John Tenta</p><p> Mark Lewin</p><p> Masa Saito</p><p> Mike Shaw</p><p> Mike Sharpe</p><p> Rip Oliver</p><p> Roddy Piper</p><p> Tiger Jeet Singh</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="41717" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>AGPW<p> </p><p> Andre the Giant</p><p> Adrian Adonis</p><p> Bruno Sammartino</p><p> Bruiser Brody</p><p> Bulldog Bob Brown</p><p> Dino Bravo</p><p> Jacques Rougeau</p><p> Larry Zbyszko</p><p> Ken Patera</p><p> Killer Karl Krupp</p><p> Raymond Rougeau</p><p> Rip Rogers</p><p> Rocky Johnson</p><p> Sweet Daddy Siki</p><p> </p></div></blockquote>
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Okay then, I'll defer that to a later date then.</p>

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<p><span style="font-size:18px;">Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling January Arena Show</span></p><p>

Friday January 20</p><p>

<em>Live at the Carleton Curling Club, in St. John, New Brunswick</em></p><p> </p><p>

(Not in attendance: Hercules Ayala and Cuban Assassin)</p><p> </p><p>

The show opens with Rick Martel in the ring.</p><p>

After taking in the crowd's cheers, Martel first offers a sarcastic French greeting to the crowd. He then rips on the crowd for not being bilingual like the cultured crowds in Montreal.</p><p>

Finally, just before the crowd riots, hometown hero Leo Burke comes out to shut Martel's pie hole.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: C-</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Heavyweight Title Tournament Round One</strong></span></p><p>

<strong>Leo Burke vs. Rick Martel</strong></p><p>

Leo starts strong, beating the arrogant French Canadian all around the ring. But a missed charge gives Martel a rally. Burke powers out of the Boston Crab to a huge pop, but Martel wins when Pierre LeFebvre interfered.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: B</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Pierre LeFebrvre And Rick Martel beat down Leo until Jean-Louis & Yvon Cormier rush in to clear off the duo. Ringside, Pierre Martel appears and proudly announce these men are his new clients.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: C-</strong> <em>(Pierre LeFebvre's turn was complete success)</em></p><p> </p><p>

Yvon Cormier is aghast at this turn of events, but promises to restore honor to AGPW by defeating Pierre LeFebvre, and going onward to beat Rick Martel for the Heavyweight title.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: C+</strong></p><p> </p><p>

After the ring clears, Angelo Poffo comes to the ring with his boys. He hypes Lanny Poffo and Randy Savage's upcoming tag team match against Kerry Brown and Bif Wellington in the first round of the AGPW tag team tournament.</p><p>

Also he proclaims his belief in their tag team superiority and their inevitable title win tonight.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: C+</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>AGPW Tag Team Tournament Round One</strong></span></p><p>

The newly formed team of Kerry Brown and Bif Wellington (the Pitbulls) defeated Randy Savage and Lanny Poffo, (under the creative sobriquet the Outlaws) in 6:54 when Randy Savage was disqualified when he was caught hitting Bif Wellington with Angelo Poffo's cane.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: E</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Leo Burke comes back to the ring and warns Martel & Martel to stay out of the next match, or else he will also get involved.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: B</strong>-</p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Heavyweight Title Tournament Round One</span></strong></p><p>

Yvon Cormier defeated Pierre Lefebvre in 10:38 by submission with a Bear Hug. Pierre Martel attempted a chair shot while Jean-Louis Cormier argued with the ref, but a last-second duck left LeFebvre stunned and ripe for a huggin'.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: B-</strong></p><p> </p><p>

The bell has sounded, yet the Cormiers and Leo and the Martels and Lefebvre continue to do battle with each other all the way through the arena. Nowhere is safe: the security gates, the concession, the ladies' restrooms... the combatants leave a swath of destruction.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: B+</strong></p><p> </p><p>

"No Class" Bobby Bass and his tag partner the Spoiler come to the ring and hype their upcoming tag match with Ritchie and Petitpas, all the while running down the local whatever.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: C</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Ron Ritchie and Stephen Petitpas come out to rebut; discussing how they both want a piece of Bass & Spoiler.</p><p>

(It should be noted Stephen Petitpas & Ron Ritchie need a new gimmick.)</p><p>

<strong>Rating: C-</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>AGPW Tag Team Tournament Round One</strong></span></p><p>

Bass & Spoiler defeated Ron Ritchie and Stephen Petitpas in 11:10 when "No Class" Bass defeated Ron Ritchie by pinfall with a handful of tights.</p><p>

Spoiler and Bass will now face the Pitbulls later tonight for the titles.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: C+</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Emil Dupree comes to the ring to explain the rules governing the match:</p><p>

<em>Round One</em>, the six entrants will be split into two random teams.</p><p>

The will face off in a one-fall, six-man tag team match.</p><p>

Then <em>Round Two</em>, the winners will meet in a three-person elimination match to decide who will win the AGPW Eastern Seaboard Title (the renamed and repurposed Light Heavyweight title).</p><p>

The two teams are: Ed Moretti, Gerry Morrow and Steve Casey, and their opponents are Del Wilkes, Buddy Lane and Allen Sarven.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: D</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Ed Moretti, Gerry Morrow and Steve Casey vs. Allen Sarven, Buddy Lane and Del Wilkes</strong></p><p>

The team of Morrow, Moretti and Casey were immediately at odd with each other, as noble Casey refused to participate in his erstwhile teammates' cheating tactics.</p><p>

Finally the two villains refused to let Casey tag out.</p><p>

The finish came when Allen Sarven accidentally hit Del Wilkes when the latter held Casey, who ducked a super kick from the former.</p><p>

Sarven and Wilkes started to fight each other and Casey made a tag.</p><p>

Ed Moretti defeated Buddy Lane by pinfall after a low-blow and small package.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: C</strong></p><p> </p><p>

After the match, Moretti and Morrow put the boots to Casey, hoping to eliminate him from the next round.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: D</strong></p><p> </p><p>

As they come to the ring, "No Class" Bobby Bass & the Spoiler rile up the crowd. After running down the local culture and generally being jerks, Kerry Brown and Bif Wellington come to the ring and tell the villains to put up of shut up.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: B-</strong></p><p>

</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>

AGPW Tag Team Title Tournament Final</strong></span></p><p>

<strong>"No Class" Bobby Bass & the Spoiler vs. The Pitbulls</strong></p><p>

Bobby Bass & the Spoiler defeated The Pitbulls in 11:39.</p><p>

Bif was in the ring taking the brunt of the assault before tagging in Kerry.</p><p>

After clearing the ring, Brown and Wellington went on the offensive. </p><p>

However, Bobby Bass defeated Bif Wellington by pinfall with a DDT.</p><p>

"No Class" Bass & the Spoiler win the AGPW Tag Team titles.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: C+</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Grasping their newly won titles, Bass & Spoiler clutch the belts and celebrate their victory.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: C+</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Steve Casey limps to the ring and announces upcoming opponents (Gerry Morrow and Ed Moretti) that it'll take more than what they can give to keep him down!</p><p>

<strong>Rating: D</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>AGPW Eastern Seaboard Title Match</strong></span></p><p>

<strong>Three-Person Elimination</strong></p><p>

Steve Casey defeated Gerry Morrow and Ed Moretti in 15:45; the order of elimination was Ed Moretti first after a botched foreign object attack by Gerry Morrow. Casey pinned Gerry Morrow with a cross body block to wins the AGPW Eastern Seaboard Title. </p><p>

<strong>Rating: C</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Yvon Cormier makes way to the ring. The crowd grows excited. It is announced that due to the earlier destruction wrought, all participants in the earlier brawl are banned from ringside.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: A</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Heavyweight Title Tournament Final</span></strong></p><p>

<strong>Steel Cage Match</strong></p><p>

Rick Martel defeated Yvon Cormier in 20:21. Yvon could not answer a three arm lift check after being knocked into unconsciousness.</p><p>

Martel smashed the Beast into the cage until he bled profusely, then locked the Boston Crab.</p><p>

Rick Martel wins the Atlantic Grand Prix Championship title.</p><p>

<strong>Rating: B</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Show Overall Rating: C</strong></p><p><strong>

Attendance: 432</strong></p><p> </p><p>


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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="font-size:18px;">All-Star Wrestling</span></strong> </p><p>

at the Frank Crane Roller Rink, in Nanaimo, BC</p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">ASW Canadian Heavyweight Championship Match</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

Champion <strong>Dean Ho</strong> vs. <strong>Moose Morowski</strong></p><p>

</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">

All-Star Wrestling Canadian Tag Team Title Match</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

Champions <strong>Buzz Tyler and "Bulldog" Bob Brown</strong></p><p>


Challengers <strong>Igor Volkoff and Master Sgt. Al Tomko</strong></p><p>


</strong><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Tag Team Street Fight</span></strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">


<strong>The New Zealand Sheepherders</strong> with Al Costello</p><p>


<strong>"Diamond" Timothy Flowers and Honky Tonk Man</strong></p><p>

</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>

All-Star Television Title Match</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

Champion <strong>"Beautiful" Michelle Starr</strong> vs. <strong>Oly Olsen</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Grudge Match</span></strong></p><p>

<strong>Nick Kiniski</strong> vs. <strong>The Frog</strong></p><p> </p><p>

ASW Look-Alike Contest! Dress as your favourite star or bad guy and win a free All-Star Wrestling t-shirt!</p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="font-size:18px;">Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling</span></strong></p><p><strong>

at the Shearwater Fitness & Sports Centre & Arena </strong></p><p><strong>

in Halifax, Nova Scotia!</strong></p><p>

</p><p><span style="font-size:8px;">

card subject to change</span></p><p>

</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>

AGPW Heavyweight Championship Title Match</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rick Martel</strong> champion</p><p>


<strong>"The Beast" Yvon Cormier</strong></p><p>

</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">

AGPW Tag Team Championship Match</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The Spoiler & "No Class" Bobby Bass </strong>Champions</p><p>

vs. </p><p>

<strong>The Pitbulls (Kerry Brown and Bif Wellington)</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Pierre Lefebvre</strong> vs. <strong>Steven Petitpas</strong></p><p>

</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">

Six-Man Tag Team Match</span></strong></p><p>


The Invaders: Hercules Ayala, The Cuban Assassin & "Champagne" Gerry Morrow</strong></p><p>


<strong>Leo Burke, Ron Ritchie & Phil LaFon</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">AGPW Eastern Seaboard Championship Match</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Steve Casey</strong> Champion</p><p>


<strong>"Strangler" Steve DiSalvo</strong></p><p> </p><p>


<strong>10-Man Over-the-Top Battle Royal!</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Tickets at all usual outlets and at the box office.</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>


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