Saturday, December 27, 2008
To start this week I would like to end the old year and bring in the new by thanking anyone and everyone who has been reading my articles on a weekly basis.
I can remember being out to dinner in Washington DC with Jim Crockett Jr, Dusty Rhodes and Lex Luger after a show there. At that dinner Dusty made comments about how PPV had changed the booker job around. It was important that he knew about trends and numbers. They had determined that running a PPV the day after Christmas was important since people could buy something and not have to pay for it for about a month. It made sense to me. But I am writing this on Dec. 26th but there are no PPVs tonight. My how things have changed.
I see that the Rock and Roll Express are in New Dyersburg, TN tonight. If you are an Indy worker or a fan, you need to attend that show. If you are a worker and are asked to buy a ticket you should gladly pay for it. If you are a fan, understand that one day a year, or twenty years from now. the chance to see Ricky and Robert team up won’t be there. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss. You can’t always catch someone next time. Sometimes there is no next time.
I recall that Ricky Nelson the 50’s TV and singing star was coming to NY and I said “Ah-hh I will catch him the next time through". Well there was no next time. There was a horrible plane crash on New Year's Eve that took the life of Ricky Nelson. Many times since then I think of that when deciding whether to do something now or later. It, hopefully, will not be a tragedy like that that causes us to miss an opportunity in life. But whatever the reason, you don’t want to miss a chance presented to you.
I learned to appreciate The Rock and Roll Express in a way that I never had before on those recent shows in Charlotte. I had heard stories for years about The Rock and Roll Express. I didn’t really grasp the true meaning of those stories. I can always count on Carolina’s Own David Isley to recreate the hysteria for me but not being around or working the territory in those days it’s hard to understand. I think that now I am a little closer to it after the shows in the Charlotte area. In the days when wrestling was still wrestling and guys work like Ricky and Robert against teams like The Koloffs, The Midnight Express, The Road Warriors, Manny Fernandez and Rick Rude no wonder hysteria was created.
The picture for this article was taken in Greensboro, NC. It was taken by Maria Lane. It is of Ricky Steamboat Jr who I hadnt seen in about ten years and of course myself and Sweet Stan Lane. I want to wish Ricky Jr luck he leaves for Japan soon for atleast three months. He is dedicated to learning his craft. If what I have seen so far is any indication the young Steamboat could have a very long and prosperous career in front of him.
Well that’s it for me. I am out. I will be back on January 4th . Happy Holidays to all of you and best wishes for a prosperous new year.
Friday, December 26, 2008
- Matt Justyce defeated Tatt2
- Kid Nikels defeated Greg King
- Eric Wayne defeated Derrick King
RassleNotes: Crowd was around 60-70 continuing the recent trend of houses in that range...Downtown Bruno served as referee for the evening. Prior to the show, during pre-event warm-ups, Bruno picked out the "loudest fan" to receive a free WWE Classics action figure featuring himself (as Harvey Wippleman) and Giant Gonzalez...The story of the undefeated singles streaks of Nikels and Wayne continued to be played up on commentary...NEW was featured in an edition of the West Memphis "Crittenden County Times" newspaper this week with an article on Page 2 of the publication. The promotion also ran a 2x5 ad in the paper...NEW returns to West Memphis next Friday at 8 p.m.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Dusty Wolfe was recently interviewed by W. Dwight Hatfield for his wrestling interview series. You may listen to the interview at: http://www.myvirtualbc.com/audiointerviews/dustywolfe.mp3
Dusty discusses a number of topics concerning his career and recently published book. Of course, the book is available by following the appropriate links right here at www.rasslinriotonline.com
Sorry to say the cover is only wishful thinking on my part...
What is real is my wish for you to have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
----Just wanted to let everyone know that we will be slow around here tomorrow at the RRO Offices. I do not expect to post anything and hope everyone enjoys time with their families. My family and my RRO family wishes all of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
----Posted below is something that has become a tradition here at RRO. I am now posting my third version of it. It always been just about TLCW, but this year I broaden it a bit. But...I didn't mess it up so we couldn't make fun of DK though!! LOL You know why I make fun of DK every year?? Because it is fun!! LOL
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Twas the night before Christmas, low was the house
Kevin White was smiling big and it was time for Klaus
In the dressing rooms, the workers were talking about Dustin Starr
Hoping they could wrestle and then on to the bar
The fans were marking out of their heads
Waiting to hear what Hollywood Jimmy said
Out from the back came Eric Wayne
Who swore “I didn’t mean to kick him the face..DANG!!”
In the parking lot, arose such a mass
It was Leslie Jones from Christmas past
Standing by the window, it was his friend Neal
Tim Edwards yelled, “Dammit, I am the Real Deal!!”
As I looked outside again at the new-fallen snow
Bill Dundee is at the circus, you know??
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear
But a black man with blond hair holding a beer
He was so lively and wearing a crown
His chest pushed out and he said, “I hate wrestling in this town.”
Now BLS !! Now Tatt2!! Now Austin Lane!! Now TGB!!
On SOBs!! On Seth Knight!! On Idol Bane!! On Stan Lee!!
To the dressing room!! To the ring!! To the mat!!
Now hiptoss!! Now bodyslam!! Now rat!!
As the man made himself the center of the show
The fans were chanting “ Go, DK , Go!!”
He yelled at the fans and said go home
I would rather be here all alone!!
He was dressed all in wrestling gear, from his head to his foot
And his gear was all tarnished with vodka and soot
His crown almost falling off the top of his head
“I will be the KING!!”, he proclaimed, only when Lawler is dead
His eyes—they were so blurry!! His speech so slurred!
His cheeks were red as cherry!! His vision was blurred!!
His mouth drooled like a sleeping bear
“Do you know who I am?? Do you care??”
The straw of his drink he held tight in his teeth
And smoke encircled his head like a wreath
The Posse was here for the night
He yelled, “TIWF keeps outdrawing us!! That is not right!!”
He was colored and blond, a right grumpy man
And I laughed when he said he was the best in the land
A wink in his eye, a twist of his head
PK Ripper was scheduled to wrestle again, oh I dread
He sprang out of the ring, to his crew gave a whistle
And away the workers flew behind him like the down of a thistle
But I heard him exclaim, as Slim Pickens drove him out of site
“Merry Christmas to all, and I am Derrick King….DAMMIT!!
Chris Lexxus def. AC Styles
Way Cool def. Hardknox Hooligan to retain the TV Title
Lawman Williams def. Mark Southern
Jawbreaker Jesse Dee def. Chico Mendoza to win the Regional Heavyweight Title
Credit: Steve Hunter
----This group continues to draw good numbers. It will probably help put them over as RRO Promotion of the Year.
----Horizon – Who deserves a contract in the WWE, TNA or ROH?? Last two years this award has been won by Dustin Starr. Even though he has not wrestled as much this year, the stuff he has done outside the business has also proved this guy has a mind to be with the big time. Could he get nominated and win three years in a row?? My picks would also include some of these guys: Brian Thompson [announcer], Cameron Valentine, Byron Willcott [who has a contract, but still eligible here], Eric Wayne, Kid Nikels and the usual of guys like Flash Flanagan, Derrick King and Rodney Mack.
----Most Improved: Who has improved as a worker from last year?? Idol Bane is the leader here in my book as he was almost off the radar last year and is probably going to end up in the Top 10 this year. Cody Melton, Albino Rhino, Pappy and Slim Pickens are my other picks.
----Most Underrated: Who is the most underrated by workers and fans?? A lot of names here including last year’s winner Kilo. AJ Bradley is my top pick along with Chris O’Neal and the following: Cameron Valentine, Mark Justice, Izzy Rotten, Dell Tucker, Psycho, Seth Knight, Christian Jacobs and Rik Burton [for his booking].
----Best Wrestling Web Site: What site do you go to more often?? Everyone is eligible, except www.rronews.com. Dustin Starr’s “World of Wrestling Blog and www.wrestlingnewscenter.com easily lead the pack. Last year’s winner Mid-Southern Message Board should also be considered. I should also mention NBW [who has a real good looking site], WWCW [ditto] and TIWF.
----Columnist of the Year: Sal Corrente is the most constant on this site. Dustin Starr should also be considered for updating his stuff every day. Brian Thompson has good columns. “Axeman” Randall Lewis also gets a mention because he probably is the hardest working guy in wrestling kayfandom.
----Best Female Performer – NEW AWARD – This is the only new category for the year, but I have added it because of the influence of MLW and the level of ladies in this area. My three picks would be in no particular order – Tasha Simone, Su Yung and Lil Bit.
Sons of the South (Josh Matthews/Chris Styles) defeated The Executioners (Axe/Dagger).
Bone Crusher & Soul Taker defeated Mexicans 1 & 2, who turned out to be PHAT Foundation members Justin Rhodes & Chris Fontaine when they were unmasked by Bonecrusher & Soul Taker. Bonecrusher forced Chris Fontaine to accept an anything goes match for January 3, Bonecrusher & Soul Taker vs. PHAT Foundation.
After intermission, Kilo Green came to the announcer's table and called out EPW Promoter Edith Poole. He said he was upset about Barney's actions earlier, and that he wanted a match with Barney. Edith called out Barney and asked him if he would accept the match. Barney said that he was a referee, not a wrestler. He then slapped Kilo and went to the back. Edith said that, due to Barney's actions, the match would take place on 1-3-09.
The Ghost Riders (Buzz Harley/Blade) defeated 24/7 (Kross/JR Mauler) to become the undisputed #1 contenders for the EPW Tag Team Championship.
Main Event: Down to Party ("Prime Time" Nick Grimes/David Andrews) & Cassanova Kid vs. PHAT Foundation (Justin Rhodes/Chris Fontaine) w/Paul Rhodes/Chris Styles & Tysin Starr w/Dustin Burcham. This was basically a 6 on 3 handicap match, and it was shaping up to be a great match when the match was stopped due to a medical emergency. One of the fans had a heart attack. The referee, KC, who is a licensed EMT, immediately went into the crowd to help the man who was ill. The ambulance arrived after about 10 minutes and the man was taken to the hospital. No word as to his condition has been received. EPW Promoter Edith Poole re-scheduled the match for Saturday night, 1-3-09.
EPW is taking a little time off during the Christmas holidays, so there will be no EPW show on Saturday night, 12-27-08.
EPW will return to action on Saturday night, 1-3-09. The card will include:
Bonecrusher/Soultaker vs. Pain, Inc. in an ANYTHING GOES MATCH.
Kilo Green vs. Barney the Referee.
Six man tag team action: PHAT Foundation & Tysin Starr
vs. Down to Party & Cassanova Kid.
That will be a great show to start off the New Year! Don't miss it!
EPW wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! See you in 2009!
Credit: "Axeman" Randall Lewis @ www.wrestlingnewscenter.com
Jay Webster & Chris Chaos w/Izzy Rotten defeated (cheated their way to victory) Little Guys, Inc. (Kid J & Lil' Devil).
Blade defeated David Andrews.
Josh Matthews by DQ over Curly Moe due to interference by Chris Styles.
Chris Styles by DQ over "Spectacular" Shawn Reed due to interference by Josh Matthews & Big Daddy Nino.
Izzy Rotten defeated "Southern Thunder" Chris Kilgore.
"Bad Attitude" Tony Dabbs w/T-Bird vs. Mason was ruled a no contest when things got out of hand. After the match T-Bird was barred from ring side for the following week's matches since he had interfered in the match. Instead, he will announce.
TFW Tag Team Champions Syn & DJ Stunner defeated Suicide & LSD.
TFW wishes everyone a very merry Christmas! Please be safe.
Credit: "Axeman" Randall Lewis @ www.wrestlingnewscenter.com
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Martin opened the show welcoming the crowd and telling them that Santa Clause would be there at intermission and would have gifts for everyone in the building.
As the show started pp3's music hit and out came Lucky. Now Lucky and PP3 have been having some good matches but Lucky was dressed like a nerd...Martin told him he knew who PP3 was but he looked like PP squared! Lucky did a mic spill and told the crowd it would be the last time they would see him like that and the last time they would see PP3. He called out PP3 and told him that tonight would be the last match and after he beat PP3 then PP3 would have to be his man servant. Well then PP3 said if he wins then Lucky has to dress like a nerd and be his tag partner.
1st match Roger Allen vs Mike Titan. Winner Roger Allen.
2nd match John Allen vs Ron Rage. Winner Ron Rage.
3rd match The Loose Cannon vs Chupa Cabra' Winner The Loose Cannon
4th match Lucky vs PP3. Winner PP3
5th match Rodney Mack / JD Kerry VS "Angel of Sin" Byron Willcott [pictured]
6th match Mike Anthony and Poker Face VS Natural Born Playa'z No winner
Before the Lucky PP3 match Martin introduced the special referee for the match. It was Lucky's brother Lethal. Lucky was highly upset since he thought he put Lethal out of wrestling. The new tag team out of this is PP3 and PP Squared.
Rodney Mack made his way to the ring and was ready for his match with the Angel of Sin. But AOS pulled another rabbit out of his hat. He told Rodney there was no contract signed or no agreement signed between him and Mack. But when Mack left the building after the training period the AOS got J.D. Kerry to sign an agreement to wrestle him. He told Rodney that he did not play by the rules. That's when Kerry came out. Martin got into the middle of this since this was an advertised match. Martin told the AOS that this was his game and he made the rules not the AOS. He told Mack that if JD wins the match then Mack would be given his title match next week. This really made the AOS very mad. During the match he did all he could to hurt Kerry. As the AOS went for a suplex Mack came out and got his attention. Kerry reversed it and rolled AOS up and got the 3 count. Then Ron Rage who just made his return to the RWA came in the front door and attacked Rodney Mack. These two have a long history... The AOS joined in and as Mack and Kerry made their come back AOS and Rage took a powder. AOS told Mack he was sick of him and that he wanted a stipulation put into the match. It has to be a Loser Leave Arkansas. Mack agreed.
The main event was a Texas Tornado Death Match between The Natural Born Playa'z and Mike Anthony and Pokerface. This was an absolute brutal match. These 4 did not pull anything nor did they hold anything back. All four were bleeding from the numerous weapons they used. Mr Pimptacular and Mike Anthony came off the ring apron onto a wooden door propped up on for chairs. As they hit the door the chairs shot out from underneath and they landed on the door on the concrete floor and could not get up. Southside Brawler did a moonsault off the top rope onto a bunch of folding metal chairs pilled up in the ring. Then Pokerface came off the top rope with a frog splash and missed Southside and landed on the chairs also. No one could answer the 10 count. The match was 20 minutes long and one of the best hardcore matches seen.
Yes Santa Clause did show up at intermission and took pictures with the kids in the ring and gave every kid in the building a gift and then gave all the adults a gift. But before Santa could leave The Loose Cannon came out and told him he wanted a gift. Santa put his bag down and let Cannon look in the bag for a gift. While Cannon was bent over looking Santa took a chair and gave Cannon a great stiff chair shot. Martin told them to ring the bell and Santa Clause got a 3 count over Cannon. The crowd loved every minute of this and Santa Clause is undefeated in the RWA.
Good crowd for the holiday's there was 100+ in the building.
----It almost reads like an angle, but CLICK HERE and read about the latest on the Eric Wayne saga. Wayne has agreed to answer questions from WOW readers. Pictured above is Kid Nikels, Wayne, Greg King JR and Matt Justyce.
"Arkansas State Fire Marshall came in and said that the building wasn't up to the fire code for a "place of assembly". Jeff just can't afford, at least not all at one time, to get it up to code. So, until further notice LAW isn't running anymore shows."
----LAW owner, Jeff O'Dell, was contacted, but had no response.
----"Axeman" Randall Lewis reported yesterday afternoon the following about TFW in Tupelo, MS on www.wrestlingnewscenter.com
BREAKING NEWS! TFW Closes Doors Temporarily!
TFW, which has been running in Tupelo/Skyline for over five years, has been notified that they will be unable to have any future wrestling shows in their new building on Hwy. 178 in Skyline. The reason given to the owners, Wayne & Denise Blaylock, is due to fire code violations.
Before the rumors get started and all the TFW bashers start spreading crap, here are the facts in the matter:
1. TFW and its owners did nothing wrong. There are NO code violations in the part of the building TFW occupies.
2. The parts of the building on either side of TFW, which TFW does not lease or occupy and are currently vacant, contain numerous code violations.
3. The Lee County Fire Marshall has declared the entire building unsafe due to the code violations in other parts of the building. Therefore, TFW will have to leave immediately.
4. This absolutely, completely, totally, and undeniably sucks. TFW complied with every code, but they are out because the landlord did not have other parts of the building up to code.
Those are the facts, unfortunately. TFW will be back as soon as they find a new building to run in.
----Here is their Christmas commercial!!
----This group does such a great job with getting their talent over in videos and the TV show.
Monday, December 22, 2008
----I had the pleasure of heading back to the NEW arena in West Memphis, TN for my next to last “Arena Report” of the year. As I walked backstage I noticed an improvement over what is considered Ken Wayne’s office. But, there was so much video equipment in that little room it looked like a small TV studio. If I am remembering correctly there was like 6 monitors with everything set up for switching cameras and such. I have no knowledge of TV technical terms and such, so all I can say is - it looks like a lot of TV “stuff” back there. LOL
----The first person I ran into was my old pal Brian Thompson and then had the chance to sit down to talk with Eric Wayne. Wayne and I had talked a few days earlier about the incident that happened here the week before with Wayne hitting Scott Fury in the mouth. Fury lost a tooth and apparently swallowed a lot of blood. Unfortunately Fury was not there, but what I could gather first from Wayne and the whole crew, Wayne did apologize many times to Fury. [That is all you can do in a situation like this] Fury had only a drop of blood hit the canvas and rest he swallowed, which wasn’t good. Wayne felt like Fury was coherent enough to finish the bout. He felt he did make a mistake “because of my inexperience” by not just taking Fury into a hold and slowing down the bout a bit. He did stomp him in the face after the kick, but I am told it wasn’t as stiff as originally reported. Fury and Wayne were seen after the show talking and laughing, so all was good. This was the same story I got from four people that were there during the incident, so Dustin Starr’s “World of Wrestling” blog story was almost completely false other than Wayne did kick Fury in the face. In Starr’s defense though, he did state he was not there and was going on hearsay. Eric also made a statement on the Kayfabe Message Board. You may CLICK HERE and read it.
----Derrick King/Greg Anthony defeated Matt Justyce/El Chupacabra. Chupacabra did a move off the turnbuckle that looked good, but he was outshined by all three of the other guys. Justyce was “on” and he wasn’t in the ring with his regular trainee crew. He also had a new cool robe – Apollo Creed would have been proud. Good solid bout with nice exchanges. Anthony did a flying side kick to Matt. A series from Justyce had him do two leapfrogs following by a sweet dropkick. DK came out with a dropkick of his own. DK used his infamous elbow stomp. Finish had hit Chupacabra with a sloppy sitdown powerbomb for the win. [**1/2]
----Eric Wayne beat Greg King JR. Good solid match as expect from both guys coming from the school. King got a HUGE pop when he came out and Wayne is a heel in front of this crowd. Good move for move – hold or hold stuff. It seemed as if King got more of the bout. King also has a sweet dropkick. King put Wayne in a figure four that looked good. Finish had Wayne set up for the boot to the face in the corner [what he did to Fury] – King moved and Wayne went flying into the corner. King then missed a move into the corner with Wayne rolling him over into a german suplex. [***]
----Kid Nikels beat Bryon Willcott with the “Nikels pickle 2” submission. This was the same submission he beat Derrick King with. Another good solid match. Willcott is a big man and is not as clumsy as you would suspect from a guy his size. Both guys did smart things not to make the match just a cliché big man vs big man match. Willcott does a British accent and had my kids rolling when he made reference to some guy in the crowd being from “Twilight”. Nikels had Willcott in an arm bar and he said, “Ease up a scuttch”, which got a laugh from the crowd. Finish came out of nowhere with Willcott tapping. Willcott pushed Downtown Bruno after the match and then Bruno suspended him. Angle being that NEW will not tolerate that done to officials. [**3/4]
----Probably about 70 people in the building…Referee Downtown Bruno [wearing a Power Pro Wrestling shirt] and crew were told that as soon as something happens like the Fury incident, then the ref is to make a judgment about continuing the bout. If it is a busted lip, then all is good. If someone gets their tooth knocked out or there is excessive blood – the bout is to be stopped…Place looked like a TV studio from the old days with new curtains and the announcer’s desk sit up from the floor…Live interviews were done before the matches backstage before the workers exited the curtains. All the interviews were really good with DK/TGB having the best one. Surprise?? Wayne actually said something about kicking King’s teeth down his throat. Chupacabra, the Luchador, spoke English, which made even my kids wonder and say, “I thought Luchadors spoke Spanish?”…I think I would have acknowledged Willcott going to the WWE, instead of the pushing DT Bruno down gimmick. It would have made Nikels even look stronger. He has beat two time wrestler of the year – Derrick King and WWE developmental guy – Bryon Willcott…When I ask Willcott if he was going to drop the RWA title the next night, he said [in old school fashion], “I am going to try not to..” LOL Willcott was super nice guy and had a great attitude backstage. Best wishes to him in Florida and WWE!! He still owes me a Diet Coke and a cheeseburger!!... Chupacabra literally means "goat sucker"!! LOL No kidding – CLICK HERE – and look!!
RPW Southern IL Champ Mickie Taylor beat KB Chaser
D4H beat Tony Flood & Brooklyn Bull
RPW Women’s Champion Diabla beat Fallen Destiny with Brian “The GM” Trump
RPW Champion Kilo with Auburn Thunder beat Ty Blade
“Superstar” Bill Dundee/Tojo Yamamoto JR beat RPW Tag Champions PrettyBoy/Danny Ice with Mr. Kryptonite in a Non-title Match.
RPW raised $1,700 worth of toys and 130 paid to see show.
Battle Royal For #1 Contender
A lot in the battle royal with GraveDigger and Murdock being the final 2. Murdock reversed Digger into ropes and hit a huge flying close line. Murdock then put Digger in corner and ran into a boot then Digger caught Murdock in chock slam for the victory. GraveDigger over in 15:48
Oasis VS Lord Humongous
Good battle between this 6'10 oasis and the massive Lord Hugo with slams and power threw this match Hugo got a roll up after Oasis missed a splash.
Lord Humongous Over Via Pin Fall In 7:34
Nacho Libra Vs Mighty Midgets
Very funny match with it back and forth finally one of the midgets FU A Libra for the pin.
Lil Devil & Kid J Over Via Pin Fall In 18:33
European Championship Match
"Mr Muscle" Morgan Williams Vs "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher
Morgan Williams actually gave Brian all he could handle for his match it was one costly mistake when Athena got in the ring to help Morgan, She got hit bye him instead what a mistake and a roll up by Brian for the victory.
Brian Christopher wins via pin fall In 12:33
Survivor Series Match
LSD,Ray Ray,& Chuck Fears Vs Demon X,Austin Lane,Casino Kid & Tommy Wayne
This Was A Very Busy Match with lots of stuff going on at one point all men on Chuck's team got close lined over the top then Casino and Tommy did dives threw ropes and Austin did front flip over on top of them as the eliminating started Demon X got pinned bye Chuck Fears. After that Cody Only Got pinned By Austin Lane. Austin Lane then hit the ride of life on Idol Bane and Fears came in and hit the cudagraw on Austin then rolled Idol over so Austin is eliminated. Casino runs in and pins Idol so now its down to final 4. Ray is the next to go from a top rope sunset flip from casino. Chuck does get the advantage on both Tommy and Casino using a chain, but T-bone wanted to celebrate Chuck turns into a DDT from casino and frog splash from Tommy Wayne. Winners Tommy Wayne and Casino Kid
Team Casino,Tommy, Austin , And Demon X Over Via Pin Fall 19:29
Jerry The King Lawler Vs Lord Humongous
Back and forth match with lawler pinning Hugo because of Jimmy Blaylock getting in the way. Blaylock was trying to crush the crown of Jerry Lawler.
Jerry lawler over via Pin Fall in 8:22
Notes On Show
Crowd was at 249 paid...X- Kailber was suppose to wrestle and was there until main even when his wife fell and broke her wrist at the arena...All matches pretty solid...Good luck to Austin Lane in the future.
----I was told that Austin Lane was a bit upset because a promised "farewell" to the fans never happened. I think I might have been pissed also - what other guy has been with a promotion this long in this area??
Show opened w/ Santa Claus coming to the ring and handing out candy to the kids, while he was wishing everybody a Merry Christmas Sarge and Xow made their way out. Sarge OReilly stated that Santa Claus wasn't real and he was sorry to burst everyone's bubble but its true. Jeff McDonald then came to the ring and told the kids not to listen to Sarge because he never got what he wanted as a kid he is just mad. Santa Claus then took the mic.... and started agreeing with what Sarge said, he said Santa was a fake. Sarge and the XOW were laughing it up, Jeff started to get mad until Sarge and company backed him in a corner and was about to lay a beating on him until Jeremy Moore and Maverick made the save. This set up Moore/Maverick vs. Sarge/Taylor
1.Syn/D.J. Stunner Def. Gaylon/Biscuit after some interference
2. "The Baron" Malkavain Def. Simon Reed via countout
3. Tommy Redneck def. Suicide, during the course of the match Suicide used light tubes on Redneck and bloodied him pretty good
4. Shawn Reed vs. D.J. Stunner went to a no contest after Syn got involved
5. Jeremy Moore and Maverick def. Sarge and Neil Taylor by double roll up
Good show crowd was up with over 80 there maybe around 90
1. Phoenix X def. The Kid
2. Baron Malkavain def. Shawn Reed with Demons Wings
3. Suicide def. Tommy Redneck to retain the XOW Hardcore title
4. Deranged def. Tank
5. Syn/Stunner def. Gaylon Ray/Biscuit. Earlier in the night Syn and Stunner attacked biscuit and hurt his arm, wounding him before this match
6. Jeremy Moore def. Sarge by DQ to retain the NBW High Risk Title. Highlight of this match was Moore taking a powerslam off the top rope by sarge
Good Show, crowd was down a bit this week with probably between 60-70 maybe.
----Good to see they are still drawing. Maverick usually brings a lot to the show, so that might have been the increase for the first show...I have been told DCW is drawing about the same as here and TLCW may be drawing less...Chris Rocker - NBW Champion - has not worked the last two weeks??...Malkavain works this show - did he work anywhere else?? I was told TLCW/DCW were not allow to work DCW??...Good to see "Deranged" [Crazy Train] and Tank back. They both were a big part of the start of this promotion.
Saint b JD Fluffy
Psycho Medic b Chris Norte by DQ when Kevin Dunn ran in
Derrick Neal b Tim Renesto
Psycho Medic b Kevin Dunn by DQ when Chris Norte ran in
Anthony Wayne b Josh Crowe
JD Fluffy & Ref Boogie the Cowardly Lion (w/LT Falk) b Damien Payne & Ref Mark Owen (Psycho Medic served as special ref) when Fluffy pinned Owen
Credit: Jimmie Daniel
USWO Jr. Champion Jason Xavier b Damien Payne (w/Josh Crowe)
Jeremiah Plunkett b Travis Starr
Cody Whitehead & Antonio Cathey vs Saitan & Mr. Justice (w/Diamond) went to a double countout as all ended up out on the floor
Josh Crowe & Damien Payne b Psycho Medic & JD Fluffy when Payne pinned Medic
Steven Green & Shane Eden & Derrick Neal b Saint & Tim Renesto & Lee Cross when Neal pinned Cross
USWO Champion Michael Jablonski b Mitch Ryder by DQ when Jablonski takes Ryder's chain away then tosses it back to him and takes a dive as ref Mark Owen gets up from a ref bump and sees all this and DQs Ryder
Credit: Jimmie Daniel