NWA Wrestling Showcase Episode 5

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Las Vegas, NV – 1.18.2008

NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
Mike Quackenbush (Champion) vs. Cassandro

Cassandro armdrags Quackenbush to the corner. Quackenbush figure fours his legs and pulls back. Cassandro escapes and gets two with a schoolboy. Quackenbush looks to do something to the knees but thinks twice and escapes his position in between Cassandro’s legs. Cassandro gives him a fireman’s carry slam. He twists on Quackenbush’s ankle. He ties up Quackenbush’s leg. Before he can pull back on the arms, Quackenbush armdrags him to the corner. Cassandro headbutts him in the stomach. He misses a corner tackle, sending himself shoulder first into the ring post. Cassandro comes back in before the count on the floor. He picks up the pace. Quackenbush gives him an armdrag. Cassandro comes back and comes off the top with a spin into an armdrag. He walks the top rope and comes down with another armdrag. He ducks Quackenbush’s palm strike and gives him a kiss! Cassandro comes off the ropes and gets caught with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Quackenbush puts him in a pendulum stretch. He hits an elbow smash in the corner. Cassandro blocks another corner attack with his buttocks. He scoop slams Quackenbush into an elbow drop. He turns a Gory Stretch into a pinfall for two. He wheelbarrows Quackenbush into another two count. Cassandro snaps off an armdrag. Quackenbush sends him to the apron. Cassandro blocks a palm strike and comes back in with a missile dropkick that sends Quackenbush to the floor. Cassandro follows with a suicide dive. Both men are counted out at 9:25. These guys wrestle similar styles so the match worked out well. Cassandro kept his antics to a minimum, but did just enough to add some extra entertainment to the action. I would have really enjoyed a rematch with a definitive finish. It did feel like they just did some stuff before the match ended but it was enjoyable stuff so I can only complain so much. **½

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