GCW: Joey Janela’s Spring Break 2

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Kenner, LA – 4.7.2018

Mike Quackenbush vs. David Starr

Quackenbush takes a wristlock exchange, ultimately kicking Starr’s hands away. Starr trips Quackenbush as he comes off the ropes. He takes him down with a Thesz Press for two. Starr also gets two with a surprise small package. Quackenbush boots Starr to avoid a corner attack. After a leap from the top, Quackenbush rolls Starr over looking for a submission but Starr gets the ropes before Quackenbush can apply anything. Quackenbush sweeps out Starr’s legs after an atomic drop and drives his knees into the mid-section. Once again he goes for Starr’s arm and Starr puts his feet on the ropes. As Starr comes off the ropes, Quackenbush catches him in an abdominal stretch. Starr hip tosses out of it, so Quackenbush easily rolls back and puts the hold back on. Starr however, picks up Quackenbush and drives him into the corner with a Death Valley Driver twice! He hits Quackenbush with a running “Look At It” for two. Starr clotheslines Quackenbush off the apron and to the floor and follows with a plancha. Starr brings a dazed Quackenbush back in the ring. Quackenbush however places Starr on the top turnbuckle and palm strikes him before bringing him down with a Frankensteiner. Quackenbush favors his back as he climbs up top and comes down with a Swanton. He hits the Quackendriver III for a two count. Quackenbush bounces off the ropes and into a Frankensteiner. Starr however counters mid-swing and powerbombs Quackenbush. Quackenbush ducks a rolling clothesline, but succumbs to an arm-capture Northern Lights suplex for two. Starr superkicks Quackenbush in the back of the head for another two count. Quackenbush sends a charging Starr to the outside. After some maneuvering on the apron, Quackenbush clotheslines Starr back inside the ring and hits the Tail of the Dragon. Starr’s momentum carries him outside. Quackenbush suicide dives onto Starr. He goes for a second but Starr cuts him off with the Cherry Mint DDT. Starr tries for Product Placement, but Quackenbush brings him down into the double arm submission he looked for earlier. Starr rolls Quackenbush onto his shoulders to escape. Quackenbush superkicks Starr. Starr rolls through it and hits a rolling clothesline for the pin at 11:35. Starr charmed Quackenbush into accepting his challenge, realized he had bitten off more than he can chew, and acted accordingly. Although Starr respects Quackenbush’s ability and talent, when Quackenbush out wrestled him in the start, Starr got desperate and his offense got more rugged. Quackenbush outmaneuvered Starr at just about every turn, but Starr’s relentlessly rough offense led him to the victory. An excellent story combined with top notch wrestling will never not be successful. ***½

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