WARNING: STRONG VIOLENCE AHEAD
It’s spooky season once again. You know what that means. It’s time to dive into another 31 deadly, bloody, horrifying deathmatches as we go into the 3rd annual deathmatch calendar. As always, this will be a day-by-day calendar of gore as we break into some of the greatest, nastiest, and most infamous of deathmatches across the years culminating with my pick of the year so far at the number 31 spot. With the preamble out of the way, let’s see what is awaiting us in this year’s tour of wrestling terror.
Mance Warner has had his fair share of deathmatches. He’s won the Nick Gage Invitational last year and had some of MLW’s best and bloodiest matches. Some I’ve listed before, some I can no longer list due to certain fighters, and some that I might get to one day. For today, we are looking at one of the earlier ones during the earlier days of MLW. We were 50 episodes into Fusion and Salina De La Renta’s Promociones Dorado were going strong and murdering people. When two violent forces go to work in the same company, it’s only a matter of time before they clash. As the main event of this episode, MLW was promoting Mance Warner vs the Chairman, LA Park in a deathmatch! Let’s bust down this violent gem. These two were going to take the fight all around the venue as Bucksnort Tennessee took on the might of Mexico.
They opened with a battle of the strut and Warner knocked Park outside. They brawled around the venue as Jim Cornette commentated the violence and hoped to God Salina de La Renta wouldn’t bring the violence his way. Park collided with a guardrail and kept brawling into the crowd, fending off chairs and Warner’s attempts to rip his mask off. Warner brought the plunder in and flew off a chair at Park. He nailed an early Kneepad Up Kneepad Down and abused Park with a kendo stick. Park took a seat and Warner blasted him with headbutts. Park caught another kneepad up into dropped him across the chair with a leg-capture backdrop. He threw Mance outside and put him threw a table with an Apron Leg Drop. He smashed the kendo across Mance’s back and scooped him up for a Powerslam through the remnants of the table. He threw Mance into the ring again and whipped him with his weight belt. This just fired Mance up and we got a whip off as he attacked Park with his suspenders. The shirt came off and the pair were chopping it out, Park hitting Mance so hard he dropped his gum. They went to kicks and Park nearly got the win with a lariat. He went off and got more plunder then set Mance out on a ring board. Park went up and crushed Mance and the board with a diving senton. Somehow, that only got two so Park brained him with the board remnants. Warner fell outside and Park followed out with a dive, mangling a guardrail. Park argued with the ref about pin-counts and the pair traded lariats between the corners, Park breaking out the strut for a flying bulldog. Mance reversed a corner attempt and scored a near-fall with a draping DDT. Mance threw boards and chairs but Park joined in and pelted Warner off the top. Park brought them both crashing down and took the win with the spear. It wasn’t the most violent deathmatch ever but these two took some vicious shots and showcased some good ol’ fashioned plunder-based violence. Plus, I just love writing about LA Park. Come back tomorrow for the next deathmatch delight.
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