2009 Pulse Wrestling Fantasy Draft: Rounds #12-16

Draft recap

BIG ANDY MAC – International World Class All Star Professional Championship Wrestling Global Alliance and Grappling Arts Federation Unlimited (IWCASPCWGAAGAFU)

GENERAL MANAGER

PLAY-BY-PLAY COMMENTATOR
COLOR COMMENTATOR

ROSTER
1. Bryan Danielson
2. KENTA
3. Paul London
4. William Regal
5. Naruki Doi
6. Masato Yoshino
7. Brian Kendrick
8. Roderick Strong
9. Matt Jackson
10. Nick Jackson
11. Kevin Steen
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AARON GLAZER – Pro Wrestling Company (PWC)

GENERAL MANAGER – The Rock

PLAY-BY-PLAY COMMENTATOR
COLOR COMMENTATOR

ROSTER
1. John Cena
2. Nigel McGuinness
3. The Rock (general manager)
4. Davey Richards
5. Cody Rhodes
6. Ted DiBiase Jr.
7. Místico
8. Nick Nemeth
9. Hiroshi Tanahashi
10. Eddie Kingston
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MARK ALLEN – Prime Championship Wrestling (PCW)

GENERAL MANAGER – Ric Flair

PLAY-BY-PLAY COMMENTATOR
COLOR COMMENTATOR – John “Bradshaw” Layfield

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1. Randy Orton
2. “The Instant Classic” Christian
3. “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair (general manager)
4. Sting
5. “The Warrior” Low Ki
6. Evan Bourne
7. John “Bradshaw” Layfield (color commentator)
8. “The Modern Day Enforcer” Paul Burchill
9. Tyler Black
10. “The Long Island Playboy” Zack Ryder
11. Drew McEntyre
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STEVEN GEPP – Generic Wrestling Promotion #25 (GNW-25)

GENERAL MANAGER – Hulk Hogan

PLAY-BY-PLAY COMMENTATOR – Jim Ross
COLOR COMMENTATOR

ROSTER
1. Chris Jericho
2. Robert Roode
3. James Storm
4. Jim Ross (play-by-play commentator)
5. Hulk Hogan (general manager)
6. Joe Hennig
7. Fit Finlay
8. Kofi Kingston
9. Batista
10. Doug Williams
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RAFFI SHAMIR – Just Pro Wrestling (JPW)

GENERAL MANAGER – Eric Bischoff

PLAY-BY-PLAY COMMENTATOR – Todd Grisham
COLOR COMMENTATOR

ROSTER
1. CM Punk
2. Austin Aries
3. Triple H
4. Matt Hardy
5. Eric Bischoff (general manager)
6. Tyson Kidd
7. David Hart Smith
8. Todd Grisham (play-by-play commentator)
9. Matt Morgan
10. Abyss
11. Brother Ray
12. Brother Devon
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GREY SCHERL – Real Ass Pro Wrestling (RAPW)

GENERAL MANAGER – “Stone Cold” Steve Austin

PLAY-BY-PLAY COMMENTATOR
COLOR COMMENTATOR – Taz

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1. Edge
2. John Morrison
3. The Undertaker
4. Montel Vontavious Porter
5. Rey Mysterio
6. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (general manager)
7. Big Show
8. Taz (color commentator)
9. Bobby Lashley
10. Kaz
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ROY REYNOLDS – Full Force Wrestling (FFW)

GENERAL MANAGER – Paul Heyman

PLAY-BY-PLAY COMMENTATOR
COLOR COMMENTATOR

ROSTER
1. Rob Van Dam
2. Kurt Angle
3. Chris Hero
4. Christopher Daniels
5. Paul Heyman (general manager)
6. Homicide
7. Hernandez
8. Mike Quackenbush
9. Jay Briscoe
10. Mark Briscoe
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MICHAEL O’MAHONY – Lost Art Wrestling (LAW)

GENERAL MANAGER – Matt Striker

PLAY-BY-PLAY COMMENTATOR – Mike Tenay
COLOR COMMENTATOR

ROSTER
1. Jack Swagger
2. Shawn Michaels
3. Alex Shelley
4. Shelton Benjamin
5. Matt Striker (general manager)
6. Naomichi Marufuji
7. Claudio Castagnoli
8. Mike Tenay (play-by-play commentator)
9. Petey Williams
10. Umaga
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DAVID BRASHEAR – New Generation Wrestling (NGW)

GENERAL MANAGER

PLAY-BY-PLAY COMMENTATOR – Joey Styles
COLOR COMMENTATOR

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1. Samoa Joe
2. AJ Styles
3. Brent Albright
4. The Miz
5. Colt Cabana
6. Rey Bucanero
7. Último Guerrero
8. Joey Styles (play-by-play commentator)
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10. Kota Ibushi
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Round #12

David Brashear of New Generation Wrestling (NGW) selects Joey Ryan and Scott Lost, the Dynasty.

Lost and Ryan have been a force to be reckoned with in the tag ranks since Pro Wrestling Guerrilla was formed. They are former three-time PWG tag team champions. Although differences have appeared between them from time to time, Lost and Ryan have always reunited and formed not only one of PWG’s top teams, they were two of the founding members of PWG’s Dynasty. Still, apart from scattered appearances for Ring of Honor and the late Pro Wrestling X, neither is well-known outside of their southern California home base. Now NGW offers both Lost and Ryan the chance to prove that they are more than So Cal champs – that they are worthy world champions. Of course, one also has to wonder whether they will be satisfied with tag team gold, or will they also be looking for world heavyweight and cruiserweight championships as well?

Michael O’Mahony of Lost Art Wrestling (LAW) selects Amazing Red.

Red’s recent time-off to recover from career-threatening knee surgery doesn’t seem to have slowed him down much. This breathtaking high-flier would be a boost to any roster, but he fits right in with LAW’s ethos and competitiors, and we look forward to seeing the amazing results of matching him up with the likes of Shelley and Marufuji.

Roy Reynolds of Full Force Wrestling (FFW) selects Jerry “The King” Lawler (color commentator).

Personally, I have never been a huge fan of Lawler on commentary, but it’s hard to fight against his legendary status as being one of the top professional wrestling broadcasters of all-time. He became a member of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 and will proudly carry that title as he sits at the FFW announce table. His partner in crime remains to be revealed.

Steven Gepp of Generic Wrestling Promotion #25 (GNW-25) selects Ron “R-Truth” Killings.

R-Truth / K-Kwik, what ever the name, the fact remains the man can go in the ring. He has held the NWA title while in TNA, defeating Ken Shamrock. And while his time in WWF/E may not have been brilliant thus far, he certainly has the ability to go places. We hope to give him the environment where he can shine.

Mark Allen of Prime Championship Wrestling (PCW) selects Tajiri.

Pulse Glazer of Pro Wrestling Company (PWC) selects Lance Cade.

It’s not every day you can get a main eventer this late in the game. To make matters better, this top level athlete is the total package as he can wrestle, talk and has a star presence. HBK was right when he said about a young Lance Cade “I smell money!”

Round #13

Big Andy Mac of International World Class All Star Professional Championship Wrestling Global Alliance and Grappling Arts Federation Unlimited (IWCASPCWGAAGAFU) selects Jimmy Jacobs.

In the not to distant past he was one of the most intriguing characters on the indies. He has every chance to bring that level of excitement and most importantly his promo ability to that company with the really long name.

Pulse Glazer of Pro Wrestling Company (PWC) selects Black Tiger IV (formerly known as Rocky Romero).

Romero is a very good wrestler who can work American, Mexican, or Japanese styles and has history with Junior stalwart, Davey Richards. His matches are always good, and he’s always a smooth worker… None of this is why he’s being drafted. Romero is being drafted to be the Black Tiger. In this role he wrestles the perfect Eddie Guerrero imitation. Now, Romero in the ring is very good, but Romero going “what would Eddie in 95 do” is something else entirely. Welcome to PWC, Black Tiger.

Mark Allen of Prime Championship Wrestling (PCW) selects Dragon Kid.

Dragon Kid has been lighting up Japan (and Dragon Gate in particular) for years. He has made somewhat of a name for himself on US soil thanks to ROH and DGUSA, but now is the time for Dragon Kid to become a household name with his insane speed, incredible acrobatics and amazing athletic talents.

Steven Gepp of Generic Wrestling Promotion #25 (GNW-25) selects Charlie Haas.

As a member of the World’s Greatest Tag Team he was a champion. And we feel he could be again, given the right environment. His amateur background and agility give him an edge. We feel he has been misused and want to give him a chance to develop more on the mic and to finally show what he is capable of in the ring.

Raffi Shamir of Just Pro Wrestling (JPW) selects Eric Escobar.

Escobar is an unknown commodity as he hasn’t even made his WWE in-ring debut yet, but JPW believes in taking chances and giving opportunity. JPW will give Escobar a chance to show his skills and move up the ladder, hoping he will make the most of this opportunity and become a major player for the promotion.

Grey Scherl of Real Ass Pro Wrestling (RAPW) selects Jay Lethal.

Oooooh yeah! Black Machisimo is one hell of a worker, and he not only has a Randy Savage gimmick, but he makes it work! The former three time X division champion had a good run in both JAPW and ROH before signing on with TNA. This guy is younger then I am and has nothing but talent and charisma, and should make a fine addition to the roster. His matches against Rey Mysterio shall be awesome.

Roy Reynolds of Full Force Wrestling (FFW) selects Teddy Hart and Jack Evans, the Hart Foundation 2.0.

FFW has come to the decision that they will reunite the tag team of the Hart Foundation 2.0. Hart and Evans had one of the most impressive tag team runs in all of wrestling throughout 2008 in AAA and will look to continue that success in FFW. Teddy Hart and Jack Evans will join the Latin American Xchange and the Briscoe Brothers in Full Force Wrestling’s growing tag team division.

Michael O’Mahony of Lost Art Wrestling (LAW) selects Mick Foley (color commentator).

While LAW has little interest in Foley as an in-ring worker, his verbal skills and charisma make him an ideal candidate to take the color commentator’s position he made such a promising start at in WWE. Additionally, Foley’s experience and knowledge of the game make him an instant role model for LAW’s younger talent.

Round #14

David Brashear of New Generation Wrestling (NGW) selects Dusty Rhodes (color commentator).

The American Dream has always been a great talker. During the 1990’s, Dusty Rhodes transitioned from the ring to the commentary desk, where he continued to entertain the fans. Dusty now gets the opportunity to return to the desk as NGW’s color commentator. With his wide array of accomplishments, from tag team champion to world champion, Dusty will definitely be an asset for NGW both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes.

Michael O’Mahony of Lost Art Wrestling (LAW) selects Keiji Muto.

Puro legend Muto is perhaps the most imitated performer on the face of the planet, with countless tributes to moves he made famous found all over the indie circuit as well as in WWE and TNA. Muto’s advancing years and litany of injuries mean he isn’t the performer he used to be, but he is still well capable of a significant contribution to LAW.

Grey Scherl of Real Ass Pro Wrestling (RAPW) selects Michael Cole (play-by-play commentator).

The voice of Smackdown for nearly a decade, and the current voice of Raw, Cole has grown into the kind of guy who can call the A show and not feel like a replacement. He’s a good guy to have on hand, and his work in the booth alongside long time partner Taz will only help the quality of RAPW’s televised shows.

Raffi Shamir of Just Pro Wrestling (JPW) selects JTG and Shad, Cryme Tyme.

Either in tag or single matches, JTG and Shad have proven more than once that they can hang with a variety of competitors. Their wwe.com show “Word Up” did wonders for their mic skills and the move to Smackdown gave them the opportunity to work with some of the best wrestlers and learn from them. JPW is proud to welcome Cryme Tyme to its roster.

Steven Gepp of Generic Wrestling Promotion #25 (GNW-25) selects Jerry Lynn.

Lynn is a respected wrestler in the US. As a recent ROH title holder he had the honour of representing the company associated with the best in wrestling in the USA. His run in ECW was memorable. And it is hoped that Jerry Lynn will be able to nring some of that experience to the table in GNW-25.

Mark Allen of Prime Championship Wrestling (PCW) selects “World Class” Jesse Ray Gordy (formerly known as Slam Master J).

The former Slam Master J has been toiling in the SmackDown undercard for far too long. Now is the time for the second generation star Jesse Ray Gordy to show the world how “World Class” he can be.

Pulse Glazer of Pro Wrestling Company (PWC) selects Kenny King.

Among the most talented wrestlers to come out of Tough Enough, King has the charisma and athleticism of a young RVD with far more logical wrestling. This soon to be star will set in and help make must-watch television for PCW.

Big Andy Mac of International World Class All Star Professional Championship Wrestling Global Alliance and Grappling Arts Federation Unlimited (IWCASPCWGAAGAFU) selects Bret Hart (general manager).

The Hitman is one of the most respected people ever to step between the ropes. He is an extremely underrated talker. He has the skills to put over whomever he needs to with his microphone work. His experience and knowledge will be put to good use in being the most fair General Manager.

Round #15

Big Andy Mac of International World Class All Star Professional Championship Wrestling Global Alliance and Grappling Arts Federation Unlimited (IWCASPCWGAAGAFU) selects Shingo and YAMATO, KAMIKAZE.

These two extremely young stars are destined for even greater things in IWCASPCWGAAGAFU. We have big plans for them, you can rest assured.

Pulse Glazer of Pro Wrestling Company (PWC) selects Larry Sweeney (color commentator).

He’s sweet, he’s sour, he’s oh so delish, he’s everyone’s favorite agent, he’s no joker fish. Larry draws heat like a young Bobby Heenan and allows heels to be built and elevated organically, with Larry as their mouthpiece. Sweeney might be my company’s color comentator, as well, but we’ll see as the draft unfolds.

Mark Allen of Prime Championship Wrestling (PCW) selects Jushin “Thunder” Liger.

The Japanese legend is a little older an a little slower, but he’s also a little wiser. He will bring a veteran international presence to the rings of PCW.

Steven Gepp of Generic Wrestling Promotion #25 (GNW-25) selects Rob Terry.

He’s big and strong and imposing. He has the goods to be a star in the future. We here at GNW-25 are more than happy to give him the opportunity to grow. And to complete the full British Invasion faction, we now have a heel stable that could be formidable.

Raffi Shamir of Just Pro Wrestling (JPW) selects Mark Madden (color commentator).

He’s obnoxious, annoying and loud but he’s one of the most underrated color commentators in North America. He had the misfortune of calling WCW in its worst days and couldn’t save the bad material with his words. JPW promises to give Madden a situation he may not be used to – sit at the broadcast table for some good pro wrestling and work his vocal magic. Madden will be redeemed in JPW.

Grey Scherl of Real Ass Pro Wrestling (RAPW) selects Mr. Anderson.

The former Mr. Kennedy has received a bad rap of being injury prone, but that could just as easily be placed on the workers that he was injured fighting. The reality is that he’s a talented worker who is even more talented on the microphone, and is adept at wrapping a crowd around his finger regardless of whether he’s a face or heel. RAPW is happy to give him a chance to show his talents to the world, and have the utmost faith in his ability to stay healthy when his opponents stay cautious. He will make a great main event addition to RAPW.

Roy Reynolds of Full Force Wrestling (FFW) selects Dave Prazak (play-by-play commentator).

Prazak may not be regarded as one of the top play-by-play commentators in wrestling today, but I like what he does on the microphone. In recent ROH on HDNet outings, I have thoroughly enjoyed his heel announcing work. Besides, with Jerry “The King” Lawler at his side, you can surely expect the FFW announce team to have several amusing moments.

Michael O’Mahony of Lost Art Wrestling (LAW) selects Kaz Hayashi.

Still sadly known to the majority of US wrestling fans as a WCW jobber and comedy character, Hayashi will be given the opportunity in LAW to demonstrate the ability that led to him defeating fellow LAW recruit Naomichi Marufuji for the strap in an incredible clash back in February. And what better opportunity for the two to renew their rivalry?

David Brashear of New Generation Wrestling (NGW) selects Perro Aguayo Jr.

As the son of lucha legend Perro Aguayo, Perro Jr. had all the tools to ensure the right start in professional wrestling. A natural heel, Perro truly hit his stride when he formed the Perros del Mal, a heel stable that dominated CMLL until Perro left the company. Now on his own, fifteen-year veteran Perro will have to stand on his own two feet. Will he succeed on his own, or will he seek to form a stable to once again watch his back and give him the assistance he needs?

Round #16

David Brashear of New Generation Wrestling (NGW) selects Shane Helms (formerly known as The Hurricane).

Helms debuted in 1991 and rose to prominence in Matt Hardy’s OMEGA. The notice he gained there earned him a slot on the WCW roster, and he was one of the WCW wrestlers picked up after the WWF buyout. Although best known for his comedic Hurricane persona, NGW is willing to let Helms be Helms. After nearly 20 years, is Helms ready to compete for the world title? NGW will give him the opportunity.

Michael O’Mahony of Lost Art Wrestling (LAW) selects Angelina Love.

Love has been a revelation over the past year or so, demonstrating on a national stage that a female performer can be talented both in and out of the ring while still appealing to wrestling’s core demographic. These are exactly the qualities that LAW would like to build a fledgling women’s division around.

Roy Reynolds of Full Force Wrestling (FFW) selects Cheerleader Melissa (formerly known as Alissa Flash).

Cheerleader Melissa is not known as the “Future Legend” for nothing. As the first female wrestler to sign a contract with FFW, she unquestionably will be a major factor in the company’s developing women’s division. Melissa dominated her way through all competition in ChickFight, but will she be able to continue the same success in Full Force Wrestling?

Grey Scherl of Real Ass Pro Wrestling (RAPW) selects Sheamus.

Why Sheamus? Call it a hunch, but we here at RAPW have seen him, and we like what we’ve seen. He’s still a little rough around the edges, but we feel that we can turn him into a top class monster heel with his size. Maybe even give him back his red glove.

Steven Gepp of Generic Wrestling Promotion #25 (GNW-25) selects G.D.Grimm.

Giant Dregan Grimm is a 2m tall Australian and current RCW champion. I was going to say he is a younger, more able version of Kevin Nash, but he’s better than that. He started life with a friendly clown gimmick and morphed into the monster that now dominates RCW. It will be interesting to see how he fares against some of the bigger boys in GNW-25. ANd to see just what he can do, here’s a pancake toss.

Mark Allen of Prime Championship Wrestling (PCW) selects “The Japanese Assassin” Taka Michinoku.

Taka is a long-term veteran of the sport and internationally recognized superstar. He has been successful on many continents and is still a viable name to North American fans. As PCW’s cruiserweight division continues to grow, Taka will provide veteran leadership as well amazing ability to teach younger stars a thing or two.

Pulse Glazer of Pro Wrestling Company (PWC) selects Tiger Mask III (formerly known as Koji Kanemoto)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kanemoto is one of the most consistent and best junior wrestlers in the world… ever. He’s getting on in years, but still puts on several MOTYC’s per year. He won’t be wrestling as Kanemoto here however. Here he will be taking back the mantle of Tiger Mask. As the third man to wear that esteemed mask, he’s always been the one most like the originator, Sayama, with the amazing, precise striking Sayama would develop later in UWF. Everyone from Jushin Lyger to Bryan Danielson has put him over as one of the best ever and now he’ll bring that amazing skill to PWC.

Rounds seventeen through twenty-one will be covered next time. As always, feel free to post comments and feedback below. Expect the next draft update to be posted some time within the next few days. Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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