A Special Photo Extra!
Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
1001 Springwood Ave.
The first CWF Mid Atlantic event of the calendar year began with introductions of the new CWF Worldwide lead commentator Cecil Scott, the evening's returning guest commentator Smith Garrett and the host of CWF Worldwide, C.L. Party. Moments later, Coach Gemini and the All Stars interrupted, with the new CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title belt around the waist of Roy Wikins. After announcing that Wilkins would later "defend" his title, but only against another champion, the All Stars retreated and the event began in earnest with ring introductions for the opening bout.
Ethan Alexander Sharpe sauntered into the arena to face Chet Sterling in singles action. Sterling got grounded early by a persistant Sharpe, but proved to be even more resilient and defeated Sharpe by pinfall.
Donnie Dollar$ entered and awaited scheduled opponent Dirty Daddy and went ballistic upon the bell, tearing into Dirty and quickly setting him up for a big leg drop, and deciding it wasn't worth it. "Assassin" Ray Kandrack made his way to the ring figuring he'd fight whoever was left, which he did, until the referee called for the bell and stopped the match.
"Wrestling Machine" Otto Schwanz and All Star Mace Li entered for tag team action against Nick Richards and Michael "the Fury" McAllister with William L. Cross. Li hit and ran and Otto became even more incoherant but McAllister and Richards kept getting up and fighting, turning the tides and winning the match by pinfall.
An angry Mike Mars, of recent Rising Generation League Championship fame, entered with an attitude to take on the Rampaging Beast Aaron Biggs in singles action. In a literal battle to be bull of the woods, Biggs stood tall and defeated Mars by pinfall.
Cain Justice entered next for a singles bout against rival Jesse Adler. Justice came in with a wrestling mindset and Adler obliged, showing off his arsenal of abilities up close. After the ten minute mark, however, Cain Justice seemed to change up to the "make him tap" mode and began working exclusively on one arm and hand of Adler's. Adler showed a lot of heart continuing to fight back with an apparently injured shoulder, but was forced to submit giving Justice another win.
"Golden Boy" Aric Andrews entered next to take on popular high-flyer Cam Carter in singles action. Carter had the crowd fully behind him early on and he turned on the jets for the fans and Andrews kept getting up to fight some more. With the match in Andrew's favor late, Cam Carter turned the tides and got a huge pinfall win over the veteran Golden Boy.
One half of the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champion Dawson Brothers, Dave Dawson, hit the arena from the lobby to take on Snooty Foxx in one-on-one action. In another battle of big men with history, Foxx stayed in the face of Dawson from bell to bell but found himself on the wrong end of a Dave Dawson pinfall victory.
The All Stars' Roy Wilkins and entourage entered and as promised announced the champion Wilkins would face. Brand new Rising Generation League Champion Kool J hit the ring and the fans erupted with cheers for their most recently-crowned champion. Wilkins, with both Coach Gemini and Jarry Carey in his corner, did eventually wear down Kool J and win by pinfall over the guy with the biggest heart in CWF. However, it took Wilkins and Company over twenty-two minutes to finally defeat young Kool J.
Coach Gemini presented his CWF Worldwide Television Champion "Ace" Arik Royal for the main event drawing for a title challenger. Somehow, El Dandy's name was drawn and he was not actually in attendance. Gillberg's name was drawn but we didn't have his entrance music. After another miss or two, the name of Shane "Hurricane" Helms was drawn and the superstar enters for the main event to the surprise of everyone in the building.
Arik Royal probably put his hands on Shane Helms more in a less than ten minute match than anyone in his career ever has. Royal showed off his moxy and strength and kept the world traveller baffled for most of the traditional ten minute television time limit. However, the Hurricane seemed to be on the verge of dropping in the final minute and turned a Royal attack into a surprising pinfall win, making Helms the new CWF Worldwide Television Champion.
C.L. Party announced the title change and asked Shane Helms if he would defend the title on mic and Helms informed everyone he would most certainly defend the title and would be a fighting champion!
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to action on Saturday February 10th for CWF STRONG and tickets are available NOW at cwftickets.com.
(Above) All Star Roy Wilkins displays the new CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title belt that his crew took from Trevor Lee during a Coach Gemini intervention at CWF NEW YEAR'S KNOCKOUT at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
Chet Sterling backslides Ethan Alexander Sharpe into pinning position in singles action.
Sharpe uses the ropes as a weapon from the floor at ringside.
Sterling charges into the corner to catch a knee in the ribs.
Ethan A. Sharpe requests a break from hostilities to an amused Chet Sterling.
Donnie Dollar$ squares off against Dirty Daddy in singles action.
Dirty Daddy drops Dollar$ on the back of his head as "Assassin" Ray Kandrack enters the ring looking for a fight.
Dollar$ disappears to the floor at ringside and Dirty Daddy calls out Kandrack?
"Assassin" Ray Kandrack sends Dirty to the canvas in pain before the referee stops the contest.
Michael "the Fury" McAllister gets in the face of "Wrestling Machine" Otto Schwanz in tag team action.
Schwanz sounds off after blistering the chest of Nick Richards in the turnbuckles.
All Star Mace Li eyes the referee before considering how to best hurt Richards on the floor at ringside.
Michael McAllister sends the All Star to the canvas on his back.
"Rampaging Beast" Aaron Biggs challenges Mike Mars to hit the ropes in singles action.
Mars catches Biggs with a knee as he runs in on him in the corner.
Mike Mars chops Aaron Biggs in the ropes.
The Rampaging Beast whips Mars into the corner to return the favor.
Jesse Adler cranks the wrist of Cain Justice in singles action.
Justice considers options of how to extracate himself from the sticky wicket he finds himself in.
Jesse Adler backslides Cain Justice's shoulders to the canvas for a pin attempt.
Adler hits the ropes and Justice leapfrogs him to avoid contact.
"Golden Boy" Aric Andrews cranks the wrist of singles opponent Cam Carter.
Carter holds on for dear life as Andrews elevates him from the canvas.
Aric Andrews drops an elbow on a prone Cam Carter.
Cam Carter resists being whipped into the corner turnbuckles.
Dave Dawson grabs the arm of Snooty Foxx in singles action.
Dawson catches the rope to force the referee to break the hold.
Dave Dawson drops an elbow on the mostly horizontal Snooty Foxx on the canvas.
Snooty Foxx rains down a little justice on the face of Dave Dawson in the corner.
CWF Rising Generation League Champion Kool J ties up All Star Roy Wilkins in non-title singles action.
Kool J measures the veteran Wilkins, who finally appears ready to compete.
Wilkins rains ringboots on the face of Kool J after he got hung in the turnbuckles in the All Star corner.
Wilkins hoists up Kool J across his shoulders to drop him somewhere in the arena.
Chasity Taylor makes her return to CWF and has some fun with the fans before the main event.
Randomly-drawn challenger Shane "Hurricane" Helms whips CWF Worldwide Television Champion "Ace" Arik Royal into the ropes in title action.
The Hurricane goes straight to the face of the TV Champion.
All Star Arik Royal splashes Shane Helms across the ring apron outside of the ropes.
The Ace hoists the Hurricane up for a painful drop.
Shane "Hurricane" Helms explodes through Arik Royal with a running clothesline.
Helms takes control of the big All Star after surviving his onslaught.
Your new CWF Worldwide Television Champion, Shane "Hurricane" Helms.
The new champion informs the world he will be back to defend his Worldwide Television Championship and that he will be a fighting champion.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action on Saturday February 10th at 7:30pm at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium for the CWF STRONG! Purchase your seats NOW at CWFTickets.COM!
(From Greensboro) Exit Interstate 40/85 on exit 138, making a left turn at the end of the exit onto Highway 61. At the signal, turn right onto Highway 70. Make a left turn at the signal at Springwood Church Road, which turns into Springwood Ave. The Mid Atlantic Sportatorium is located on the right hand side of Springwood about a mile from Highway 70.
Or GPS us at: 1001 Springwood Ave. #15 Gibsonville NC
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