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61I do want to warn people that the matches that are associated with the month of May this year and our theme of No Holds Barred may not be suitable for everyone. Reader discretion is advised from here on out. As I just said, we are celebrating No Holds Barred matches of all kinds here at Mr. X’s Punch Out and you can’t have one of these without a Japanese Deathmatch and it’s King of the Deathmatches at one time Cactus Jack (Mick Foley). In 1995, Cactus Jack put it all on the line when he traveled to Japan to participate in the tournament as he faced WCCW legend Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy in the first round. The match starts with both wrestlers on the outside on opposite sides of the ring while the referee counts down from 10. Now the reason for that is that the ring is lined up with various weapons for the wrestlers to use. As soon as it hit zero, they both rushed in, but Gordy prevented Cactus from grabbing the barbed wired bat and instead he used it on him forcing Cactus out of the ring. Terry of course would follow Cactus outside where he continued to beat with some big rights.

62When they got back in the ring, he tried to hip toss Cactus into a pile of thumbtacks, but he just missed it. The biggest mistake Cactus Jack could make in this match is to just have a fist fight with a brawler like Terry Gordy which he quickly learned in the match. Cactus was enduring just as much punishment in this match as he was dealing out and he was already busted open at one and that was just from the fists of Gordy. After delivering two straight lariats, Foley landed near the box of thumbtacks and without hesitation, Gordy stomped on his head forcing it in the thumbtacks. Despite all the thumbtacks jammed in his temple, he fought back and he grabbed the barbed wired baseball bat and he used it on Gordy’s head. Despite the burst of offense from Foley, it was short lived as Gordy piledrived him into a table that didn’t break on the outside of the ring. When they went back into the ring, Gordy powerbombed Foley into the table of thumbtacks. After forcing a rope break, Cactus grabbed a bunch of the thumbtacks, threw them at Gordy, and then DDT’d him into the thumbtacks. That was all it took as Cactus Jack covered him for the 1-2-3. Tobe perfectly honest, after the DDT, it looked like Gordy wanted no part of this Deathmatch thing anymore. Hey, don’t forget to like our page on Facebook at Facebook.com/MRXPUNCHOUT and while you are it why don’t you follow us on Twitter too.