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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
CWF's very first FanFest kicked off with "Revolutionary" Darius Lockhart challenging Cain Justice for the CWF Rising Generation League Championship. Lockhart takes Justice to the limit but is still forced to tap after the crafty rookie champion took advantage of his situation.
CWF FanFest promised "Superfan" Poppa Hales would get to choose a challenger for CWF WorldWide Television Champion Aric Andrews. When presented with the sealed names, Hales tossed them all into the ring and proclaimed HE would actually choose the challenger, announcing tag champ Mecha Mercenary. Mecha climbed through the ropes as Hales announced it would also be fought under LumberQuack Rules! Andrews tried the hit and run tactic for a while before realizing he could stay out of the grasp of the monster Mecha and survived after only a regular beating at the hands of Mecha before being saved by the time limit. Andrews retains the title by rule.
A sixteen-person tag team match was then introduced. Yes, I typed "sixteen-person tag team match". "Blue Eyed Devil" Tripp Cassidy, Kris Main, The Fury Of Him, Shawn Kemp, the Dirty Blondes' Leo Brian and Mike Patrick, Sweet Dee and Jonathon Wolfe fell to the team of Nick Richards, Sis, the Carnies' Nick Iggy and Kerry Awful, Ethan Sharpe, Dirty Daddy, A.J. Gray and Ace Perry by pinfall.
Coach Gemini and a panel of luminaries then played a full episode of Match Game, offering fabulous prizes to the winner. The fans won with this one, kids, I'm telling you.
The CWF FanFest Main Event pitted "White" Mike Jordan against the "New & Improved" Chuck Taylor in a singles tilt. "White" Mike dropped his opponent to the canvas and announced "we're going to suplex city!" After a couple or three spirited suplexes of Taylor, Taylor shoved the ring official, who stepped in and suplexed Taylor for himself! A young child from the crowd stepped through the ring ropes into the ring and HE proceeded to hit Taylor with a textbook belly-to-back suplex! Then a former CWF Commissioner who has been MIA for the last 6 years, Ty Dillinger, hits the ring and takes Chuck Taylor to Suplex City before "White" Mike remembered that it was actually HIS match. White Mike wins by pinfall. We all win.
VIP Bonus matches kicked off the evening of the KERNODLE BROTHERS TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT FINALS as the masked bizarro-chick Sis went to war against newcomer "Harlot" Priscilla Kelly. Sis takes the duke by pinfall.
A.J. Gray was up next to battle Xsiris in VIP Bonus singles action. These two went hard and fast, with the veteran Xsiris taking a lot of punishment before finishing off young Gray.
VIP Bonus eight-man tag action kicked off next with CWF WorldWide TV Champion Aric Andrews, Dave Dawson and the Dirty Blondes' Mike Patrick and Leo Brian taking on Nick Richards, "Handsome" Mitch Connor, Slade Porter and Ace Perry. Andrews, Dawson and the Dirty Blondes win by pinfall.
Kernodle Cup Quarterfinal action was up next with the All Stars' Roy Wilkins and Arik Royal with Coach Gemini taking on the surprise winner of Night One, So' Time's Dirty Daddy and Snooty Foxx. The All Stars advance by pinfall with the expert coaching of Gemini on a roll.
The Carnies' Kerry Awful and Nick Iggy were up next, taking on Ethan Alexander Sharpe and "White" Mike Jordan in Quarterfinal Kernodle Cup action. The Carnies advance after forcing a ref stoppage into the Semifinals.
Quarterfinals continue as Stokley Hathaway's Dream Team of #Real Joshua Cutshall and Tracer X hit the ring to battle the Ugly Ducklings' Rob Killjoy and Lance Lude with Coach Mikey. An incredible aerial display broke out as these teams battled tooth and nail with the Ducklings paying dearly for the win over Hathaway's Dream Team.
The last Quarterfinal kicked off with CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Champions Sandwich Squad's Aaron Biggs and Mecha Mercenary taking on "Blue Eyed Devil" Tripp Cassidy and RGL Champion Cain Justice to advance. Cassidy and Justice left angry at each other after the champions survived and won by pinfall to advance into the Semifinal round.
Moving forward began almost instantly as the Carnies' Nick Iggy and Kerry Awful attack the Tag Champions before they ever left the ring from the Quarterfinal match. The referee calls for the bell, indicating that the first Semifinal match had just bagan. The Carnies, the world-class talent that they are, didn't stand a chance when the Sandwich Squad got fired up and finished them off with a pinfall to advance to the Final. Mecha Mercenary was helped to the back after with an injured leg.
The All Stars "Ace" Arik Royal and Roy Wilkins with Coach Gemini hit the ring for a Semifinal battle against the Ugly Ducklings' Lance Lude and Rob Killjoy with Coach Mikey. Coach-on-Coach clipboard warfare broke out while the All Stars kept pounding on the already tender Ducklings, advancing to the Final by pinfall.
Georgia native Chip Day was out next to challenge CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee in a No Time Limit title bout. Day's reputation as a strong kicking attack didn't back down Lee, who asked for a few shots as the two were feeling each other out. A literal war erupted as these two young stars kicked in the afterburners near the ten-minute mark and never looked back. The match went back and forth like the tide, receding and advancing between the two until Trevor Lee found the opportunity to put down the shoulders of Chip Day. The crowd LOUDLY appreciated the effort of both wrestlers, who shook hands after the bout.
Coach Gemini was introduced by Jerry Carey along with All Stars Roy Wilkins and Arik "Ace" Royal for the main event Final of the KERNODLE BROTHERS TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT. The CWF Tag Champion Sandwich Squad entered and Coach Gemini immediately demanded that the tag titles also be on the line. Mecha and Biggs agreed and combat ensued with everything on the line. The ebb and flow of this match included a few tidal waves and a tsunami and even saw special guests Don and Rocky Kernodle exit their namesake VIP Lounge to clamp their signature sleeper locks on both Coach Gemini and Jerry Carey on the floor at ringside. Brad Attitude hit the ring ready to help determine the outcome of the tournament, but was thwarted by the vigilant Nick Richards, who cut him to the canvas before he could strike. With the Coach and his ring announcer down Mecha Mercenary and Aaron Biggs grabbed the pinfall win, the Kernodle Cup trophy and a plate of sandwiches before leaving the ring.
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(Above) Sandwich Squad's Aaron Biggs powerslams All Star Arik "Ace" Royal in main event KERNODLE BROTHERS TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT action at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
CWF Rising Generation League Champion Cain Justice squares off against the challeng of "Revolutionary" Darius Lockhart in CWF FanFest title action.
Justice takes Lockhart to the canvas by the head.
Darius Lockhart and Cain Justice rush to see who can get to their feet first...
Papa Hales chose Mecha Mercenary to challenge CWF WorldWide Television Champion Aric Andrews, and then made it a LumberQuack match!
Mercha introduces Andrews to the corner turnbuckles.
Aric Andrews drops to the canvas in CWF FanFest TV Title action.
The Carnies' Kerry Awful and Nick Richards double up on Shawn Kemp in 16-Person FanFest Tag Team action.
Awful lets Tripp Cassidy pin him, but Richards is having none of that.
The Carnies' Nick Iggy drops in on Jonathon Wolfe, the hard way.
"White" Mike Jordan clamps down on the head of "New & Improved" Chuck Taylor in FanFest Main Event action.
"White" Mike announces we're all going to Suplex City!
Referee Robby Walsh joins in and suplexes Chuck Taylor.
A random small child from the audience suplexes Chuck Taylor.
"White" Mike looks on as out of nowhere Ty Dillinger hits the ring and suplexes Chuck Taylor!
The masked Sis enjoys her work as she works over "the Harlot" Priscilla Kelly in VIP Bonus action.
Sis gets straight to the point on the floor.
Sis stands her ground against Kelly as she keeps getting up off of the canvas.
A.J. Gray slams Xsiris to the canvas in single VIP Bonus action.
Gray sents X flying into the night...
Xsiris sounds off while returning to his feet against Gray.
Dave Dawson wipes out Slade Porter in eight-man VIP Bonus tag team action.
CWF WorldWide TV Champ Aric Andrews drives a shoulder into Ace Perry in the corner.
"Handsome" Mitch Connor drops the hammer from the ropes onto the arm of Aric Andrews.
So' Time's Dirty Daddy comes off of the ropes onto All Star Arik "Ace" Royal in Quarterfinal Kernodle Cup action.
Dirty Daddy drops boots onto the arm of All Star Roy Wilkins with an assist from Snooty Foxx.
Foxx cranks on the wrist of Wilkins in the middle of the ring.
The Carnies' Nick Iggy locks up with "White" Mike Jordan in Quarterfinal Kernodle Cup action.
Kerry Awful sounds off after dropping Mike to the canvas.
The Carnies' Kerry Awful rains boots on Ethan Sharpe on the canvas.
The Ugly Ducklings' Lance Lude flies off of the top ropes onto #Real Joshua Cutshall in Quarterfinal Kernodle Cup action.
The Ugly Ducklings' Rob Killjoy dropkicks Stokley Hathaway's Dream Team's Tracer X out of mid-air!
Tracer X takes Lude out for a little flight.
The Sandwich Squad's Aaron Biggs shoves "Blue Eyed Devil" Tripp Cassidy into the corner in Quarterfinal Kernodle Cup action.
Mecha goes to the face of Cassidy in center ring.
Mecha blisters the chest of CWF RGL Champion Cain Justice in the corner.
The Carnies' Nick Iggy attacks Sandwitch Squad's Mecha Mercenary as soon as the Quarterfinal ended, demanding the start of their Semifinal Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament action.
Mecha clobbers Iggy with a clubbing clothesline.
The Carnies' Kerry Awful runs into the broad shoulder of Mecha Mercenary in the corner.
All Star Arik Royal beats up the Ugly Ducklings' Lance Lude in Semifinal action of the Kernodle Cup Tournament.
All Star Roy Wilkins advances on Lude on the canvas.
Roy Wilkins tries to slow down fired up Rob Killjoy.
Challenger Chip Day stares down CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee as title action begins.
Lee backs Day away from the ropes.
Chip Day stands over Trevor Lee after dropping him to the canvas.
Trevor Lee puts the boot leather to Chip Day.
The Sandwich Squad's Aaron Biggs overpowers All Star Roy Wilkins in the Kernodle Cup Final.
All Star "Ace" Arik Royal turns his back on Mecha Mercenary.
Wilkins puts some sole in Mecha's diet.
Wilkins ties up Mecha as Royal attacks.
Aaron Biggs becomes the hunter against Arik Royal.
Don Kernodle drops Coach Gemini with a sleeper lock as his brother Rocky does the same to Jerry Carey.
The Sandwich Squad is congratulated by the namesakes of the weekend's tournament, Don and Rocky Kernodle.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action on Saturday April 8th at 7:30pm at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium for the CWF BATTLE BOWL 2017! Purchase your seats NOW at CWF247.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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