Elite Pro: Quack vs. Ali


Oak Forest, IL – 2.28.2009

Elite Pro Television Championship
Prince Mustafa Ali (Champion) vs. Mike Quackenbush

Ali tries bailing to the floor. Instead, Quackenbush pulls him in from the apron and allows him to drop face first into the mat. He gets two with a backslide and an O’Conner Roll. Quackenbush runs the ropes for a tornado clutch, also rendering in a two count. Ali bails 0t the floor. Quackenbush tope con hilo’s after him. Team Taliban, Ali’s stable, tries encouraging him. Ali rakes Quackenbush’s eyes and forearms him in the corner. Ali avoids a corner attack and dropkicks Quackenbush into the turnbuckles. Quackenbush gets him a pendulum stretch. He rams Ali’s head into the bottom turnbuckle a few times. Quackenbush gives him a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. One of the Taliban trip Quackenbush as he hits the ropes. Ali back suplexes Quackenbush into a back kick. He continues to focus his attack on Quackenbush’s back. He drives his knees into Quackenbush’s chest. Quackenbush catches him and spins him out into a facebuster. He gets two with a Magistral cradle. Ali gives him a back cracker. He applies a bodyscissors. He turns it over into a Gedo Clutch for two. Quackenbush monkey flips Ali across the ring. One of the Taliban trip Quackenbush as he tries ascending the ropes. Ali kicks Quackenbush in the back while he’s distracted. Ali powerslams him for two. Quackenbush palm strikes Ali as Ali goes to the top rope. He brings Ali down with a superplex, which also huts Quackenbush’s back. Quackenbush windmill chops Ali a few times in the corner. He brings him out with a face crusher and running elbow strike. He backdrops Ali. Ali rolls to the floor. Quackenbush has to chase him through the crowd. Ali ends up attacking his back as he hops over the guardrail. Quackenbush drives Ali crotch first into the ring post. As he sets up for a superkick, the Taliban grabs him. Ali accidentally forearms the Taliban member. Quackenbush rolls Ali up for two. He gives Ali a stunner for two. He applies a crossface. Ali taps out just as the 15:00 time limit expires, resulting in a Draw. The result was obvious as soon as the commentators began talking extensively about how much time there was left in the match. It was a solid match and Ali’s work on Quackenbush’s back was very well done. The interference of the Taliban was a bit excessive, but at least it had a payoff. I imagine both guys may have held back some knowing the result, perhaps anticipating a rematch (which would have been logical), but sadly that did not come to pass (to the best of my knowledge). **½


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