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PWI President William L. Cross opened the two-day event by introducing the guests of honor, Don and Rocky Kernodle, who welcomed the fans to the 3rd Annual Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament.
The first of four first-round tournament matches was introduced, pitting TGA Moss and Jamal the Titan against PWI Central Carolinas Champion Snooty Foxx and CWF RGL Champion "Cowboy" Kool Jay. A physical and personal looking battle erupted with TGA Moss and Jamal advancing with a pinfall win.
Strength In Numbers' Number Man and Number Braaah with Grand Daddy Numbers entered next to battle CWF Worldwide Television Champion Aaron Biggs and Mike Mars in first-round tournament action. Biggs and Mars advance in the shortest tournament bout of the year by pinfall.
Former CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions Tank Lawson and Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride drew Corruption's Ethan A. Sharpe and Dirty Daddy for first-round tournament action and immediately began disrupting their famous plan. The BTF Express' McBride and Lawson advance with a pinfall win over the masked Numbers family.
Danny Vegas and "Amish Outlaw" Hezikiah Hoskins along with Jebidiah Moss and Betsey the Chicken entered for the final first-round match against TKOPA's Ulysse "OPA" Demos and Teddy "TKO" Ireland Jr. The fan-favorite TKOPA advanced to the second round with a convincing pinfall win over the Amish Outlaws and Vegas.
Cam Carter and Cain Justice were introduced for a special attraction singles bout and a grueling mat match between two of the rising young stars of the area, with most of the action taking place on the canvas, which would seem to be a disadvantage to Carter. Carter, however, withstood a bit of a beating to come back and defeat Justice by pinfall.
Second-round Kernodle Tag Team Tournament action was introduced pitting first-round winner TGA Moss and Jamal the Titan against Redemption's Michael McAllister and Nick Richards. Moss and Jamal hid in the shadows and attacked Redemption during their introduction, dropping both men to the concrete at ringside. Redemption, however, continued to fight and turned the battle in their favor, advancing by pinfall to the Saturday evening Finals.
CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions BitDon ICO's Donald J. BitDon and Otto Schwanz with Khan O'Kelly entered to take on "Rampaging Beast" Aaron Biggs and Mike Mars in second-round action with the titles on the line. The champions escaped with the titles and avanced to the Saturday night Finals by pinfall.
All Stars' Arik "AceGawd" Royal and PWI International Heavyweight Champion Roy Wilkins, with their entourage of Coach Gemini and Jarry Carey entered to battle Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride and Tank Lawson for the ticket into the Saturday Finals. Coach Gemini expertly led the All Stars to victory with a little mayhem and a helping hand from the floor.
Revolutionary's Darius Lockhart and Big Time Yah entered to battle TKOPA's Teddy Ireland Jr. and Ulysse Demos in the Friday main event for an invite to the Saturday Finals. An fast-paced match erupted with Lockhart and Yah dishing out the punishment as Demos and Ireland Jr. seemed to roll with the punches and regroup for the next salvo. TKOPA caused the crowd to roar when the three-count was made and it was announced they would advance to the Saturday Finals.
The Saturday Finals kicked off with a few words by both Kernodle Brothers and PWI President William L. Cross.
"Cowboy" Kool Jay's Rising Generation League Championship was on the line in the evening's opening bout, defending against Amish Outlaw Hezikiah Hoskins with Danny Vegas, Jebidiah Moss and Betsey the Chicken. The Cowboy ruled the range and now rules the farmyard with a pinfall win to retain his belt.
With the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Titles on the line, semi-final action began for the 3rd Annual Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament pitting champion BitDon ICO's Donald J. BitDon and Otto Schwanz with Khan O'Kelly against TKOPA's Ulysse "OPA" Demos and "TKO" Teddy Ireland Jr. Coming from behind in a physical fight, TKOPA advances to the main event Tournament Final and became CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions with one simple pinfall win.
The All Stars gang hit the arena, with Coach Gemini immediately demanding the match be called a forfeit due to the injury of Nick Richards on the previous night. PWI President William L. Cross stepped in and refused to disappoint the Kernodle Brothers, who were there to see tag team wrestling, and allowed RGL Champion "Cowboy" Kool Jay to tag with McAllister. Fighting under protest, the All Stars pulled off the win to advance to the Final to face TKOPA in the main event.
For the first time ever, the PWI Central Carolinas Championship was scheduled to be defended in the Sportatorium with Danny Vegas challenging champion Snooty Foxx. Jebidiah Moss lurked at ringside in the Vegas corner and watched as his friend came back from a big disadvantage to force Foxx to make a break to catch his breath. Foxx did, however get a second wind and retained his championship by pinfall in just over ten minutes.
Aric Andrews entered with a steel chair, forced CL Party to exit and sat down to give his public response to Kamakazi Kid's challenge for a Kazi Rules Match at Absolute Justice. Surprisingly, Andrews agrees to put his career and livelyhood on the line, but stipulated that if Kazi loses, he unmasks and retires from wrestling.
Eight man tag team action was introduced pitting Strength In Numbers' Corporate Number Dad, Number Braaah and Grand Daddy Numbers with Corruption's Dirty Daddy against Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride, Tank Lawson, Mike Mars and Adrian "Action" Jackson. The fan favorites won by submission (an "Action" Jackson Torture Rack!) two seconds past the twenty minute mark and two minutes and two seconds after Grand Daddy Numbers made his way to his team's corner.
Corruption's Ethan Alexander Sharpe entered with Dirty Daddy to take on Cam Carter in a singles challenge match asked for after Carter's win over former Corruption member Cain Justice. Sharpe showed off a lot of fast-paced chain wrestling and kept pace with the high-flying Cam Carter from bell to bell. Sharpe took advantage around the ten minute mark but Carter turned the tides and finished him off by pinfall.
The weekend's main event, the Final match of the 3rd Annual Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament, saw the rolling All Star squad enter to take on the red-hot new CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions TKOPA. The All Stars asked the champions to defend their titles, to which they agreed, and the building was electric as the official called for the bell and an instant classic unfurled before our very eyes.
Were the stars aligned? Was there something electric about the moment? Did lightning strike? Yes, Yes and quite possibly, Yes.
After nearly 30 minutes of battle in a hot and humid arena, both teams were still going strong. Then it happened. TKOPA's Ulysse Demos and Teddy Ireland Jr. rode that lightning bolt of history and defeated the highly-decorated All Star team to retain their titles and win the 3rd Annual Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tourament.
CWF Mid-Atlantic Young Lions of the Rising Generation League take center stage for CWF-RGL THE WILD BUNCH on Saturday May 11th at 7:30pm at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium! Tickets now at cwftickets.com!
(Above) TKOPA's Teddy "TKO" Ireland Jr. makes the tag with partner Ulysse "OPA" Demos during the main event tournament Final at the 3rd Annual Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium.
"The Pride of the USA" Don Kernodle welcomes everyone to the 3rd Annual Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament.
Jamal the Titan squares off with PWI Central Carolinas Champion Snooty Foxx in first-round Kernodle Tag Tournament action.
The Titan's partner TGA Moss breaks the momentum of Snooty Foxx with a quick run-in.
Foxx flies from the ropes and delivers a shoulder to Jamal the Titan.
TGA Moss goes straight to the face of CWF Rising Generation League Champion "Cowboy" Kool Jay.
After 52 years away from ringside, the return of Grand Daddy Numbers!
CWF Worldwide Television Champion "Rampaging Beast" Aaron Biggs double-chops the masked Number Man as Mike Mars looks on in approval in first-round tournament action.
Number Man finds himself between a rock and a hard place with Mars and Biggs.
The youthful Number Braaah is ready to hit the waves with his boogie board.
Corruption's Dirty Daddy shows off the guns to the unimpressed Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride in first-round Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament action.
McBride advances on Dirty Daddy in the corner.
Corruption's Ethan A. Sharpe catches Boogie in the midsection with a sharp punch as Tank Lawson discusses fashion with someone on the front row.
Boogie and Tank get on the same page and floor Dirty Daddy with a double back elbow.
Betsey the Chicken is escorted to ringside by the Amish Outlaws' Jebidiah Moss for first-round Kernodle Tournament action.
TKOPA's Teddy "TKO" Ireland Jr. gets caught by Danny Vegas after finally deciding to compete.
Amish Outlaw Hezikiah Hoskins whips TKOPA's Ulysse "OPA" Demos across the ring.
Ireland Jr. slams the Amish Outlaw with authority.
CWF's CL Party presents Don Kernodle his birthday cake!
Cam Carter sizes up Cain Justice in a special attraction singles bout.
Justice takes the lightning-fast Carter to the canvas in search of a quick advantage.
Cam Carter pulls a page from Cain's playbook and works his wrist.
Justice connects with the jaw of Carter from the ring apron.
Redemption's Michael McAllister tries to get back to his feet after being attacked during introductions for second-round Kernodle Tournament action.
TGA Moss and Jamal the Titan return to the scene of the crime after putting Nick Richards on the floor.
Moss demonstrates the proper way to walk on another's throat.
TGA Moss picks up Richards and looks to toss him over the top ropes to the floor.
Mike Mars steps through the ropes to face BitDon ICO's Donald J. BitDon with the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Titles on the line in second-round tournament action.
CWF Worldwide Television Champion "Rampaging Beast" Aaron Biggs floors CEO Donald J. BitDon.
Tag champion Otto Schwanz and Mike Mars brace for collision.
Biggs double-chops big Otto in the corner as Mars looks on.
Tank Lawson ties up with All Star Roy Wilkins in second round Kernodle Tag Team Tournament action.
All Star Arik "AceGawd" Royal offers Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride a test of strength. I think.
McBride sends Royal sailing backwards after meeting him head-on with a chop.
Coach Gemini, always looking for an opportunity, takes a shot at Rob McBride in the ropes.
Big Time Yah floors TKOPA's "TKO" Teddy Ireland Jr. with a shoulder in second-round tag tournament action.
Ulysse Demos and Teddy Ireland Jr. double-whip "Revolutionary" Darius Lockhart toward the ropes.
Air Yah makes a three point landing on Ulysse "OPA" Demos in the turnbuckles.
Ireland Jr. catches Lockhart and helps him to the canvas.
Don Kernodle kicks off the Saturday night Finals portion of the Kernodle Tag Team Tournament.
"Amish Outlaw" Hezikiah Hoskins floors CWF Rising Generation League Champion "Cowboy" Kool Jay in opening bout title action.
Kool Jay rolls Hoskins over for a pin attempt.
The Amish Outlaw suplexes the Cowboy to the canvas.
Hezikiah Hoskins gets personal with "Cowboy" Kool Jay in the squared circle.
TKOPA's Teddy Ireland Jr. gets tied up with CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champion Otto Schwanz in semi-final Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament action with the belts on the line.
Ulysse "OPA" Demos drops a hammer from the top ropes onto the offered arm of Schwanz before the five count.
CEO Donald J. BitDon vetoes the TKO bill.
Schwanz manhandles Demos in the center of the ring.
Stunned and breathless, Teddy Ireland Jr. and Ulysse Demos are awarded the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Titles and the news they are going to the Tournament Final in the evening's main event.
After a failed substitution challenge by Coach Gemini, the All Stars' Roy Wilkins cranks on the head of Redemption's Michael McAllister in semi-fanal tournament action.
Replacing Nick Richards, "Cowboy" Kool Jay gets busy with All Star Arik Royal with visions of the Kernodle Tournament Trophy dancing in his head.
The Ace drives a shoulder into the midsection of Kool Jay in the All Star's corner.
PWI International Heavyweight Champion Roy Wilkins tries to take Kool Jay to the canvas.
PWI Central Carolinas Champion Snooty Foxx shoulders challenger Danny Vegas to the canvas in title action.
Snooty Foxx warns off the Amish Outlaw Jedidiah Moss at ringside.
Danny Vegas takes control of the champion in center ring.
Vegas continues to advance on Snooty Foxx on the canvas.
CL Party and Elizabeth present Don Kernodle with his "Saturday Session" birthday cake.
Dirty Daddy and Adrian "Action" Jackson square off in eight-man tag team action.
Jackson backs the masked Number Braaah into the wrong corner as Tank Lawson, Rob McBride and Mike Mars look on.
Dirty Daddy tries to keep Tank Lawson on the canvas.
Strength In Numbers' Grand Daddy Numbers arrives in his team's corner 18 minutes into the match.
The Corporate Numbers Man grabs the hair of Jackson and considers the end of the match.
Cam Carter goes for a quick pinfall over Corruption's Ethan A. Sharpe in singles action.
Carter surfs the spine of Ethan Sharpe looking for a cool sea breeze.
Carter catches one in the bread basket from Sharpe.
Carter graps the leg and goes for the cover over the Corruptor.
CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champion TKOPA's Ulysse "OPA" Demos ties up PWI International Heavyweight Champion All Star Roy Wilkins in the main event Final of the 3rd Annual Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament.
TKOPA's "TKO" Teddy Ireland Jr. locks up the ankle of All Star Arik "AceGawd" Royal on the canvas.
Demos and Ireland Jr. double soccer kick Arik Royal in the, um, keester.
Royal flies into the frame dropping on TKO.
Wilkins taunts TKOPA as Ireland Jr. is kept from tagging his partner.
OPA body-blocks Arik Royal off of his feet to the canvas.
After running into the ring, Coach Gemini finds his chicken legs in a Figure Four Leglock at the hands, er, legs of Ulysse Demos.
Don Kernodle takes exception to the All Star's shenanigans and takes out Coach Gemini on the floor.
Rocky Kernodle cleans up the straggling All Stars, helping them rush back to the locker room.
Don Kernodle raises the hand of Ulysse "OPA" Demos as the celebration and trophy presentation begins.
Rocky Kernodle breaks out the tournament hardware for the victors.
New CWF Tag Champions and 3rd Annual Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Champions TKOPA's Teddy Ireland Jr. and Ulysse Demos are flanked by Don and Rocky Kernodle as the celebration turns up a notch.
The Young Lions of CWF Mid-Atlantic take center stage for CWF-RGL THE WILD BUNCH on Saturday May 11th at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium! 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.
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