LWA: Us vs. Them

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Fairview Heights, IL – 2.2.2008

LWA Medallion Championship
Evan Gelestico (Champion) vs. Mike Quackenbush vs. Gary the Barn Owl

Quackenbush tries to lock up with Gary but he keeps flapping his arms. So, Quackenbush ends up tying up Gelestico and taking him to the mat in an overhead knuckle lock. Gary makes a count which confuses Quackenbush. Quackenbush let’s go and Gary moves away from him. Gary and Gelestico locking up goes nowhere. Quackenbush puts Gelestico in a chinlock. Gelestico and Gary whip him to the ropes. Quackenbush throws Gary’s leg into Gelestico, then gets Gelestico to backdrop and dropkick Gary. He lands a senton on Gelestico for two. Gary and Quackenbush attempt to team up on Gelestico but Gelestico ends up out maneuvering them, resulting in a three way stalemate. A headlock chain is formed. Gary hip tosses Gelestico. Quackenbush hip tosses Gary, who ends up taking both Quackenbush and Gelestico down with a headscissors/armdrag combo. Quackenbush sends Gary to the floor and follows. Jay holds him for a dive from Gelestico but Quackenbush moves and Gelestico clobbers Gary instead. Back in the ring Quackenbush works over Gary’s back. Gelestico drops an elbow on Quackenbush. Quackenbush gets a reluctant Gelestico to help him wear Gary down. Gary ends up coming off the top with a clothesline to Gelestico. Quackenbush superkicks Gary to the apron. He snapmares Gelestico into a double stomp for two. Quackenbush spins him out into a gut buster for two. He drives his knees into his stomach for another two count. Gary missile dropkicks Quackenbush into a senton on Gelestico. Gary rolls Gelestico up for two. He also gets two with a Complete Shot. Quackenbush shoves Gary off the top rope and hits the Black Tornado Slam for two. He follows up with a reverse DDT. Gary kicks out of that as well. Gelestico drops Quackenbush with an Ace Crusher for two. Quackenbush comes back with a cross-legged tombstone piledriver. Gelestico kicks out. Quackenbush tries a Tiger Driver. Gelestico counters with a backslide for the pin at 16:40. Not sure why the match went that long, but it was pretty good while it lasted. Gelestico and Gary had some missteps but Quackenbush was there to get things back on track when necessary. The first part of this match was somewhat meandering but it came together pretty well by the end. **½

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