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By David Tees on 2011-08-13 20:21:50

We are live to tape from the 2011 Gathering Of The Juggalo’s in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois and this event has a ton of wrestling’s greatest stars on the card…so let’s get to the action!!!

The JCW MC is pumping up the crowd by going over tonight’s card and then he introduces Mick Foley as his color commentary partner tonight. I should mention that the steel cage has been set up, so it appears that Tito Santana and Greg Valentine will kick off the event. Mick Foley talks about the events unique atmosphere and he demands the fans chant “Cactus Sack” for a little while. Mick Foley then talks about all the legendary wrestlers that are backstage and they throw it backstage to Bill Apter.

Bill Apter is backstage and he’s got Tito Santana with him, Tito Santana says that he will neer forget that Greg Valentine was responsible for his surgery and destroying the WWE Intercontinental Title.

Steel Cage Match: Tito Santana vs. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine

The match kicks off with Valentine immediately attacking Santana with forearm smashes, Valentine tries to smash Santana’s head into the cage and fails. They battle back and forth until Santana starts ramming Valentine’s head into the cage wall, Santana then rakes the head of Valentine on the cage. Santana continues punishing Valentine with punches and stomps, Valentine is cut open and he regains the advantage by chopping Santana in the corner. Valentine goes for the figure four leg lock on Santana and he gets shoved away, Santana and Valentine exchange some more punches until Santana gets the edge. Santana then stomps Valentine directly in the testicles, Valentine then counters a Santana figure four attempt into a small package for a two count. Valentine then cradles Santana with his feet on the ropes for a three count.

Winner: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine

After the match, Greg Valentine gave Tito Santana the PWI “Most Hated Wrestler” award plaque and Tito Santana smashes it.

Not a bad match at all, but I find it interesting that the steel cage match kicked off the IPPV event.

The JCW ring crew is taking down the cage while shots of the crowd are shown along with Mick Foley talking about the legends appearing tonight. Mick Foley says that it took him thirteen hours to get to the event and he also plugs the “Countdown To Lockdown” book.

Bill Apter is backstage with The Headbangers, who announces that they are in the battle royal and they will both win in tonight.

Battle Royal

Order Of Entry: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan,Headbanger Mosh,“Rugged” Ronnie Garvin, Headbanger Thrasher, Carlito, "Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas, Big Daddy V, “The Submissionary” Rob Conway, Zach Gowen, Doink The Clown, U-Gene, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Disco Inferno, Rikishi.

Order Of Elimination: Ronnie Garvin by Jim Duggan, Headbanger Mosh by Jim Duggan, Jim Duggan by Big Daddy V, Headbanger Thrasher by Big Daddy V, Tony Atlas by Big Daddy V, Carlito by Himself, Jimmy Snuka by Zach Gowen, Doink The Clown by Big Daddy V, U-Gene by Zach Gowen, Brutus Beefcake by Big Daddy V, Rikishi by Big Daddy V, Rob Conway by Big Daddy V, Disco Inferno by Big Daddy V, Big Daddy V by Zach Gowen

Winner: Zach Gowen.

After the match, Zach Gowen was given a plaque for his victory.

This match was just awful, the ending sequence with Big Daddy V and Zach Gowen was botched three times until Big Daddy V just tossed himself out of the ring…Gail Kim style!!!! Mick Foley shined here by spontaneously grabbing eliminated wrestlers for interviews as the match was happening.

Bill Apter interviews The Rock N’ Roll Express backstage, they say that their feud with The Midnight Express will never die.

This match begins with all four competitors in an all-out brawl, Gibson and Morton then hit Condrey with a double drop kick and the three count follows.

Winners: The Rock N’ Roll Express

This was a big letdown as the entire match lasted under a minute total.

Bill Apter interviews Terry Funk, who said that he is ready for Roddy Piper tonight and that Roddy Piper is nothing but cat poop. Terry Funk then says Roddy Piper’s mother was a hoar and father was an idiot, thus they bread a friggin’ idiot.

Philly Madness Match: Raven vs. Balls Mahoney vs. Shane Douglas vs. Sabu vs. 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Al Snow with Head vs. Rhino

The match begins with Douglas trying to get a quick roll up on Sabu, Snow and Douglas exchange punches until Sabu returns with a table. Sabu then hits Douglas and Snow with a double springboard elbow, Sabu and Scorpio then double team Rhino. Mahoney gets tagged in and he takes out Scorpio with his signature jabs, Rhino goes for the gore and he is tripped up by Sabu. Scorpio then hits Mahoney with a 450 splash, Douglas then takes out Scorpio with a belly to belly suplex. Raven then hits Douglas with an even flow DDT, Snow then clobbers everybody with head shots with head. Sabu then tries to put Snow through a table and he goes through himself, Rhino then gores Snow to get the three count.

Winner: Rhino

This match wasn’t that bad at all, but there were way too many competitors in the match to make anything worthwhile.

Bob Backlund vs. Ken Patera

This match begins with both men shaking each other’s hands, Patera then powers Backlund into the turnbuckles. Backlund then uses his speed the duck under Patera’s lock up attempts, Backlund then teases Patera by rubbing his hair while applying a head lock. The wrestlers have a test of strength that is won by Patera, Backlund eventually rolls free to escape Patera’s strength. Patera then catches Backlund and locks him in the dreaded bear hug, Backlund breaks free by using a head butt and both men are dazed. Patera quickly locks in another bear hug on Backlund, Backlund escapes the second one by lifting Patera off the ground. Patera then locks in the full nelson on Backlund, Backlund escapes and eats an elbow strike from Patera. Backlund then catches Patera with a roll up from out of nowhere for the three count.

Winner: Bob Backlund

Bob Backlund looks amazing for his age and he performed well against Ken Patera, who applied a few decent power holds on Backlund.

Memphis Madness Match: “Dirty” Dutch Mantell vs. “The Birdman” Koko B. Ware vs. Brickhouse Brown vs. “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert vs. “The Universal Heartthrob” Austin Idol

The Madness kicks off with all the competitors attacking a posing Idol, Brown and Mantell then toss Idol out of the ring. Ware then starts working Gilbert over with punches in the corner, Mantell and Ware then start double teaming Idol. Brown and Gilbert are then brawling in the opposite corner, Ware and Mantell then start fighting each other outside of the ring. Idol then knocks Brown out of the ring, Idol then locks Gilbert in the figure four and Mantell breaks it up. Mantell then accidentally hits Gilbert with the cowboy whip, Idol then rolls up Mantell for the three count.

Winner: Austin Idol

This match was short and pretty decent, Mick Foley seemed genuinely shocked that Brickhouse Brown was in attendance.

Tracy Smothers w/Isabella Smothers vs. “Wildfire” Tommy Rich

This battle kicks off with Smothers and Rich exchanging some punches, Rich then catches Smothers with a running knee lift. Isabella Smothers tripped up Rich and Smothers pinned him with his feet on the ropes to earn a victory.

Winner: Tracy Smothers w/Isabella Smother

This was absolutely terrible, that’s all that can really be said about this one.

Special Guest Referee: Vampiro - The New Age Outlaws (The Road Dog & Billy Gunn) vs. The Wolfpack (Kevin Nash & X-Pac) with Scott Hall

This tag team match starts off with Nash immediately hitting Road Dog with a series of knee lifts and elbow strikes, Road Dog recovers to hit Nash and X-Pac with his patented jabs. Gunn and X-Pac tag in to get involved in the action, Gunn and X-Pac quickly get into a shoving contest with each other. Gunn then locks in X-Pac into a head lock, X-Pac recovers to hit Gunn with chops and a spinning heel kick. X-Pac also hits an interfering Road Dog with a spinning heel kick, X-Pac then hits Road Dog with a bronco buster before getting clothes lined by Gunn.

Road Dog then takes the opportunity to choke X-Pac on the middle rope, Road Dog then puts X-Pac in a chin lock. X-Pac eventually breaks free of the hold and Road Dog instead hits him with a knee drop, Vampiro then slow counts Road Dog. X-Pac then hits both of The New Age Outlaws with a double clothes line, Nash gets tagged in and he cleans house on his opponents.

Nash then nails Gunn with a choke slam, Road Dog then breaks up a pin attempt and he eats a spin kick from the referee. Vampiro then puts Nash back on top of Gunn for a quick three count.

Winners: The Wolfpack w/Scott Hall

After the match, Vampiro reveals himself to be aligned with The Wolfpack.

This was easily the best match of the night, but still a subpar match at best.

Terry Funk vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper w/”Cowboy” Bob Orton

The match begins with Funk grabbing a microphone. He bashes Piper's acting ability and his family, Piper responds by telling Funk that he screwed Funk’s mother. Piper and Orton then start double teaming Funk, Piper then starts whipping Funk with his belt on the arena floor. Piper then starts choking Funk with the belt while punching him, they go back into the ring where Funk nails Piper with a few punches.

Funk then locks Piper in the sleeper hold and Orton breaks it up by hitting Funk with the cast, Piper and Orton resume the double teaming on Funk. Mick Foley then leaves the announce position and he helps Funk. Orton and Foley are brawling in the corner. Funk then regains the advantage on Piper in the other corner, Orton then goes to work on Funk and Piper battles Foley. Orton then brings Foley outside the ring and throws him into the ring post, Piper then helps Orton pin Funk for the win.

Winners: Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr.

After the match, Mick Foley talks about how great the fans were and that he will be back at next year’s Gathering Of The Juggalo’s.

This match was fun while it lasted and it was cool seeing all four legends in the ring.

Well that is it from the Gathering Of The Juggalos folks!

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