Sunday, 30 July 2017

NWA Classics 24/7 #20

Gino Hernandez v Nick Kozak (Houston Wrestling, 12/1/78)

There wasn't really a whole lot to this, but they told a nice enough story. Kozak must've wrestled on and off around Texas for about twenty years. He's clearly in the twilight of his career at this point and looks like a New York firefighter six months off retirement. Gino had his head shaved recently and is rocking the awesome mask/wig combo. Match is basically built around Kozak trying to expose Gino's baldy head to everyone in attendance. He seems more preoccupied with that than actually winning, though, and Boesch touches on it on commentary. Eventually he pushes Gino too far so Gino rams him into the post and smashes him with a chair. For some reason Bronko Lubich doesn't disqualify him and Gino finishes things off with a Russian leg sweep and a couple elbow drops. Gino in Houston is a well I haven't really tapped yet and this was an okay place to start.

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