EPW set a new attendance record Saturday night with 169 paid. This was the benefit show for Denise Blaylock and David Cox. The crowd was treated to a very enjoyable and very wild show.
Opening match: David Andrews won a 4-way match over "Monkey Boy" Danny Morris, "Prime Time" Nick Grimes, & "Hotrod" John Ellison.
Sons of the South (Josh Matthews & "The Future" Chris Styles) w/Antesha defeated "Spectacular" Shawn Reed & "High Flying" Jonathon Douglas w/Anita Page.
Chop Top the Clown & LSD defeated "DC" David Cross & Suicide.
At this point my announce partner, Gino Sydal, was evicted from the table by Pure Destruction, Cody & Brody Hawk, and I was joined by PD, Cody sitting on my right and Brody to my left. They said they were there to "help" me announce.
Buzz Harley & "Big Nasty" Bill Bass vs. Soul Taker & Jose Guerrero ended in a double count out. This was more of a brawl than a match, but it was fun to watch.
The next match was a title for title tag team match: EPW Tag Team Champions PHAT Foundation (Justin Rhodes & Big Daddy Neno) vs. TFW Tag Team Champions Syn & DJ Stunner. Winners would be both EPW and TFW Tag Team Champions. The match was eventually thrown out when Sons of the South interfered. No belts changed hands.
Bonecrusher & Cassanova Kid defeated Izzy Rotten & "The Pink Flamingo" Brian SoFine by DQ.
At this point Brody & Cody left the announce table and were going around the ring taunting and insulting everyone in the building (which they had been doing for the last 3 matches). A woman came out of the crowd and beat Brody down with a cane and ran out the front door. Brody & Cody were extremely angry, and said that it was Kross dressed in drag who came out of the crowd. They called EPW Promoter Edith Poole out of the back and demanded that Kross be fired. Edith had said the week before that PD & 24/7 were not to touch each other before their match on 3/21 or they would be fired. They told Edith to come into the ring, which she reluctantly did. Edith called Kross & JR Mauler out of the back. Kross denied having been involved. Edith told Brody she would not fire Kross, because she saw a woman attack him, not Kross. Brody then jerked the glasses off Edith's face and broke them, then grabbed Edith and pushed her into a corner. At this point a Prentiss County Deputy Sherriff came out of the crowd and arrested Cody & Brody, and hauled them out of the building in handcuffs, much to the delight of the crowd.
At this point Gino Sydal cautiously crept back to the announce table.
Next match: Hittman & Mason defeated "Bad Attitude" Tony Dabbs & "Southern Thunder" Chris Kilgore.
Next was the match that everyone had been waiting for: Sons of the South (Chris Styles & Josh Matthews) & Andy2Dandy vs. Bad Boy Burns, Sammy Hall, & Big Bubba Monroe. This was a great match. Bad Boy/Sammy/Bubba dominated for most of the match, but Chris/Josh/Andy eventually won the match by using a chain. Great match! Bad Boy/Sammy/Bubba have still got it - in fact, I hope they will re-unite and team up again soon.
The final event on the card was an invitational battle royal, with the winner to beecome the #1 contender for the EPW Championship (currently held by Cassanova Kid).
Before the match started, Cassanova Kid came to ring side and sat down to watch the match. Participants in the match were "The Greatness" Jay Webster, Devon Raynes, Mason, Izzy Rotten, Damion Rage, Chris Chaos, Syn, Blade, "DC" David Cross, "Southern Thunder" Chris Kilgore, "Bad Attitude" Tony Dabbs, JR Mauler, Bonecrusher, BB, Tysin Starr, Curly Moe, David Andrews, & Chazz Stone. It was a wild way to end a wild show! Eventual winner was Mason.
The 169 fans who attended were treated to a great show and a lot of money was raised for a good cause. A good time was had by all. I enjoyed seeing several workers I had not seen in quite a while. Thanks to all the workers who participated, to all who donated prizes, and to all the fans who turned out for the benefit.
Credit: "Axeman" Randall Lewis @ www.wrestlingnewscenter.com