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Chris Riddle and Robby Walsh were introduced for live commentary and the 2019 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament's first round continued in the ring just mere moments later with Redemption's Nick Richards squaring off against the masked Kamakazi Kid. The two former Tournament winners went at it hard as they are familiar old foes and don't have a lot of use for each other and their disdain for each other was more apparent as the match went on. Kazi wins by pinfall after going after a recent nagging injury of Richards to advance to the second round.
Another former Tournament winner Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega was up next to take on PWI Central Carolinas Champion Snooty Foxx in first-round Weaver Cup action. Foxx seemed to toy with the veteran Ortega early but Ortega's determination kept him in the bout until he could turn the momentum and advance by a pinfall over the much larger Foxx.
Robby Walsh hit the ring with a mic and asked rookie Adrian "Action" Jackson to join him for a few words for the fans. The young rising star is ready for ANYTHING and champing at the bit to get into the main event FREEDOM 500 Match.
CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions Corruption's Killer Koga was out next to take on PWI International Heavyweight Champion All Star Roy Wilkins, who announced he was ready to sign a new All Stars contract. Coach Gemini and Jarry Carey cheered on the technical professor of the CWF ring as he withstood an assault and turned the battle around for a pinfall win to advance to the second round of the 16th Annual Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament.
Corruption's Ethan Alexander Sharpe entered next with Dirty Daddy in tow to take on the "Rampaging Beast" Aaron Biggs in first-round Weaver Cup Tournament action. Sharpe ran into a brick wall early as the reigning CWF Worldwide Television Champion had his way with him at the start. Sharpe played the long game and survived the Beast's rampage and watched as he hit the concrete floor at ringside. Sharpe advanced to the second round of the tournament over Biggs by the most unexpected means, a count-out.
The first-ever FREEDOM 500 Match rules were explained, with the winner taking possession of the CWF Golden Ticket, allowing them to choose the title match of their choice. Thirteen competitors waited as they were introduced for one-on-one action. Team BitDon's Otto Schwanz was introduced first followed by the second entrant, the masked Number Braaah. As the 500 second clock expired, Schwanz forced the Braaah to submit with a new 500 second clock started for the third entrant, Grand Daddy Numbers. The elder statesmen of the Numbers Family was unfortunately counted out as he was unable to enter the ring before the referee's lax ten-count.
Mike Mars entered in the #4 slot and eliminated Schwanz by tossing him over the top rope. Mars then encountered and defeated Viva Las Amish's Hezekiah Hoskins by pinfall, Jebediah Moss entered as the #6 entrant. The bulls went head-to-head with Mars sending Moss to the floor over the top rope, eliminated. Viva Las Amish's Danny Vegas entered next and hesitated but eventually eliminated Mars over the top rope.
With Vegas in control of the match the #8 entrant, Cain Justice, sent him sailing around the ring and eventually forces Vegas to tap out. A new 500 second clock begins as Dirty Daddy hits the ring to take on former tag partner and thorn in the side Justice. Fan favorite Justice was sent to the showers early by Dirty, who then came face-to-face with the #10 entrant, Adrian "Action" Jackson. Jackson eventually sent Dirty Daddy to the showers with an over the top rope elimination, only to be Pearl Harbored over the top rope himself immediately after entrant #11 Donald J. BitDon hit the ring.
Buddy Flowers hit the ring in the #12 slot and takes the fight to the larger veteran BitDon, but the CEO kept his wits under fire and pinned Flowers, leaving only the #13 entrant between himself and the CWF Golden Ticket. The final 500 second clock began as Rising Genertion League Champion "Cowboy" Kool Jay hits the ring to battle Donald J. BitDon. They ARE somewhat familiar with each other despite the size desparity between them, but the heart of Kool Jay keeps motivating him to continue to fight. The Cowboy stayed in the match despite some big shots delivered by the CEO, but also had to contend with BitDon's second, Khan O'Kelly on the outside. Kool Jay is a survivor but could not survive the onslaught of Donald J. BitDon and company, eventually allowing himself to be pinned, giving Donald J. BitDon the coveted CWF Golden Ticket.
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to live action for CWF OH WHAT A SUMMER on Saturday July 27th at 7:30pm at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium! Tickets now at cwftickets.com!
(Above) Donald J. BitDon clamps down on the cranium of CWF RGL Champion "Cowboy" Kool Jay in main event FREEDOM 500 action at the CWF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION 2 at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium.
Old rivals Nick Richards and Kamakazi Kid shake hands before engaging in first round 2019 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament action.
Richards seems to have seen this before...
Kazi goes behind and Richards tries to counter by twisting out of his grasp.
Kamakazi Kid clobbers Nick Richards down to the canvas in the corner.
Kazi gets the ropes for a break when Richards ties up his legs with a Boston Crab.
PWI Central Carolinas Champion Snooty Foxx sizes up first-round Weaver Cup Tournament opponent, a former Cup winner, Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega.
Foxx dominates early over Ortega by sheer size and strength.
"El Fuego" tries to force Snooty Foxx to the canvas face-first.
Snooty Foxx grabs the ropes to force Ortega to break his armbar hold.
Ortega continues to assert pressure on Foxx with a Fujiwara armbar.
Robby Walsh has a few words with rookie fan-favorite Adrian "Action" Jackson between first-round bouts.
CWF Tag Team Champion Corruption's Bellamy "Killer" Koga tenderizes the chest of PWI International Heavyweight Champion All Star Roy Wilkins in first-round Weaver Cup Tournament action.
Koga drives a knee into the spine of Wilkins after putting him on the canvas.
Wilkins blasts a shoulder into the midsection of Killer Koga through the ropes from the ring apron.
Roy Wilkins stands over Koga awaiting his return to the vertical position.
Both men see the canvas rushing up to meet them with this Wilkins drop.
CWF Worldwide Television Champion "Rampaging Beast" Aaron Biggs squares off against Corruption's Ethan A. Sharpe in the final first-round 2019 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament contest.
The Beast advances with Sharpe backed into the corner.
The huge hands of Aaron Biggs double chop the chest of Ethan Alexander Sharpe in the turnbuckles.
Sharpe sees those hands but can't avoid them as Biggs closes in for the kill.
With the Corruptor prone on the canvas, Biggs feels the match is in hand.
The first-ever Freedom 500 bout kicks off with Otto Schwanz battling Number Brah for surpremcy and the CWF Golden Ticket.
Mike Mars goes toe-to-toe with the "Wrestling Machine" Otto Schwanz.
Schwanz rips across the eyes of Mars in the corner turnbuckles.
Mars whips Viva Las Amish's Hezekiah Hoskins across the ring into the turnbuckles.
Viva Las Amish's Jebediah Moss goes to slam the face of Mike Mars into the corner turnbuckles.
Viva Las Amish's Danny Vegas tries to put some space between himself and Cain Justice as they race around the ring.
Justice draws long-time rival Dirty Daddy and they collide in the squared circle.
Adrian "Action" Jackson hits the ring loaded for bear.
CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions Corruption's Dirty Daddy begs off from rookie Adrian Jackson.
Buddy Flowers hits the ring and engages with the current "King of the Hill" Donald J. BitDon.
CWF Rising Generation League Champion "Cowboy" Kool Jay goes straight to the face of BitDon after entering the Freedom 500 match as the final competitor.
BitDon's Director of Marketing Khan O'Kelly takes advantage of the situation to get a shot at Kool Jay from the ring apron during the final elimination of the main event.
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to live action with CWF OH WHAT A SUMMER! on Saturday July 27th at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium! Purchase your seats NOW at CWFTickets.COM!
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