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After the introduction of Chris Riddle and CL Party for commentary duties, PWI President William L. Cross fired up the fans for the first of two Weaver Cup Semi-Final bouts pitting Corruption's Ethan Alexander Sharpe against All Star Roy Wilkins for a shot at the Cup and the Mid-Atlantic Title. Sharpe surprised many casual fans with his growing repertoire of wrestling skills and seemed to control much of the first ten minutes of the match. Wilkins, however, returned to task and pinned the Corruptor with a backslide to advance to the main event.
The second 16th Annual Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament Semi-Final match pitted All Star Arik Royal against the "uncrowned champion" Cain Justice for the opportunity to wrestle Roy Wilkins in the main event. Justice started hot and Royal did what he could to shut him down, using his size and power advantage over the Dojo grad. The AceGawd depended on his own cardiovascular fitness to stay in twenty minutes or so of the match, but when he found a way to hurt Justice, he took control and won by a convincing pinfall for the chance to fight his own championship tag team partner for the 2019 Weaver Cup Championship. Corruption entered after Royal's exit to attack Justice in the ring.
Donald J. BitDon and Khan O'Kelly entered next demanding the house mic and changing an arm wrestling match scheduled for the Aftershow to right now, to which Chris Riddle immediately stepped up for the chance. Riddle powered the hand of O'Kelly to the table with an audible thud and suddenly the competition is scheduled for the best of three falls. Riddle agrees, gets to the table again only to have it thrown at him with O'Kelly declaring his win. The deciding fall was a Pearl Harbor attack by the boot of the BitDon CEO. O'Kelly wins 2 falls to 1.
Six-man tag team action was introduced next pitting the masked Corporate Number Dad, his son Number Braaah and Viva Las Amish's Danny Vegas against CWF RGL Champion "Cowboy" Kool Jay, Mike Mars and Buddy Flowers. Hostilities erupted EVERYWHERE during this match with the Number Dad having problems with his son and his tag team partner on top of the three guys across the ring. Braaah was banished from the ring by his dad and grabbed a seat at ringside. Buddy Flowers tagged in for his team and summoned Number Braaah to the ring where he flipped over his own partner Vegas allowing the pinfall win for Flowers, Mars and Kool Jay.
Steampunk Myzery returned to the CWF ring to challenge CWF Worldwide Television Champion "Rampaging Beast" Aaron Biggs for the title that's been firmly in his grasp for a number of months. Biggs roared at the bell and ran through his game challenger who finally got a little distance between himself and the champion allowing him to take some shots at the big man midway through the bout. The Rampaging Beast soon put the brakes on that and tossed his opponent around until he caught him coming off of the ropes with a Thesz Press for the win.
Sixteen men entered the ring for the 1st Annual Johnny Weaver Memorial Battle Royal, with the winner given a shot at the brand new CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion in September. With a champion yet to be crowned in the main event a brutal Battle Royal erupted and the first elimination was a gang elimination, sending Aaron Biggs over the top rope to the floor. Number Braaah and Buddy Flowers, still celebrating being reunited, were eliminated second and third respectively before Viva Las Amish's Danny Vegas was eliminated. Corruption's Killer Koga and Dirty Daddy exited next followed by Viva Las Amish's Hezekiah Hoskins and Jebediah Moss, followed by Nick Richards and Michael McAllister. Mike Mars was ambushed and eliminated, then Snooty Foxx and "Cowboy" Kool Jay. Rookie Adrian "Action" Jackson, Donald J. BitDon and All Star TGA Moss were the final three with BitDon's exit Jackson targeted Moss for the Torture Rack. Once caught, Action Jackson walked to the ropes and tossed TGA Moss to the floor for the win and the guaranteed title shot.
The long anticipated Final of the 2019 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament was introduced with Jarry Carey in the corner of All Star Arik "Ace" Royal and Coach Gemini in the corner of All Star Roy Wilkins in a bout pitting the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions against each other with another title in play. Both seconds, at different points in the bout, offered outside assistance for their man, and both declined any help, including two pairs of brass knuckles being tossed into the hands of both men. Attacks from the outside were repelled and a physical mostly scientific match continue with the tide of battle flowing back and forth but never solidly in one corner.
Coach Gemini changed that, however, by grabbing the ankles of Roy Wilkins in the ropes out of the referee's line of sight to allow Royal to get the pinfall counted for his third Weaver Cup Championship and the CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title. Roy Wilkins asked for the house mic and declared himself to be a free agent after ripping up the All Star's most recent contract extention paperwork with PWI President William L. Cross as a witness in the ring.
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to live action for on Saturday September 7th at 7:30pm for CWF NIGHT OF RECKONING at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium! Tickets now at cwftickets.com!
(Above) Viva Las Amish's Danny Vegas realizes he's in the ring against Mike Mars in six-man tag team action at the CWF 2019 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament Finals at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium.
The first 2019 Weaver Cup Semi-Final pits Corruption's Ethan A. Sharpe against PWI International Heavyweight and CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champion All Star Roy Wilkins for a spot in the main event.
Sharpe shows his moxy by barring the arm of the multiple title holder.
Wilkins reverses and cranks on the arm of Sharpe.
The Corruptor flies over the head of Roy Wilkins, dragging him to the canvas with his inertia.
Wilkins finds himself on the canvas at the feet of Ethan A. Sharpe with the Weaver Cup and the CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship in action.
CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champion All Star "Ace" Arik Royal gets a grip on Cain Justice in 16th Annual Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament Semi-Finals action.
Justice cranks on the wrist of the Ace in the center of the ring.
Cain Justice tries to force Arik Royal's shoulders to the canvas.
Royal flips over the back of Justice, who was ducking what he thought was an incoming kick.
The AceGawd catches Justice in mid-air as he flies from the top turnbuckles.
Donald J. BitDon watches as Khan O'Kelly and Chris Riddle prepare for an arm wrestling contest.
BitDon's boot becomes the final factor in the third fall of the arm wrestling exhibition.
Corporate Number Dad stands on the back of his son Number Braaah to take on Mike Mars in six-man tag team action.
The Number Dad measures up with Buddy Flowers.
Viva Las Amish's Danny Vegas drags CWF Rising Generation League Champion "Cowboy" Kool Jay into his team's corner.
The young Number Braaah takes over on the duly-elected sheriff of CWF Mid-Atlantic.
Mike Mars elbow drops Number Braaah with authority.
After re-uniting with Buddy Flowers, Number Braaah goes big air flippy over his own partner Danny Vegas!
CWF Worldwide Television Champion "Rampaging Beast" Aaron Biggs is ready for his title defense.
Biggs accepts a test of strength from challenger Steampunk Myzery.
Biggs muscles the Steampunk toward the corner turnbuckles.
Steampunk Myzery finds his boot in the hands of the Rampaging Beast.
The Thesz press illustrated.
Sixteen competitors duke it out in the 1st Annual Johnny Weaver Battle Royal, with the winner getting a shot at the new CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion in September.
Viva Las Amish's Hezekiah Hoskins clubs the back of Michael McAllister in the ropes.
All Star TGA Moss and "Cowboy" Kool Jay have a meeting of the minds in the corner.
Rookie Adrian "Action" Jackson gets back to his feet to try to eliminate Donald J. BitDon.
The BitDon Corp CEO finds himself in Action Jackson's torture rack!
CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions All Stars Arik Royal and Roy Wilkins lock horns for the 16th Annual Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament Championship AND the CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship.
Royal clamps a leg scissors around the chin of Wilkins on the canvas.
Roy Wilkins returns the favor, torquing the arm of Arik Royal.
Royal works a cloverleaf on the legs of Wilkins.
Long time partners begin taking the match to heart realizing what is on the line.
Arik Royal goes to the top ropes only to be followed by Roy Wilkins.
The fight becomes personal as Wilkins tries to lock in a submission hold on his championship tag partner.
The referee orders All Star TGA Moss, who arrived with one of the Mid-Atlantic Tag Title belts, out of the arena to the lockeroom.
Former All Star Mace Li appears on Royal's side with the other tag title belt, only to be ordered out of the arena.
Both men declined outside help and battled toe-to-toe before Coach Gemini helped Royal to an unprecedented third Weaver Cup Championship and the CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title.
Roy Wilkins addresses the fans and his former partners about how the match played out.
Wilkins trashes the All Stars contract extension, becoming a free agent in September.
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to live action on Saturday September 7th at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium! Purchase your seats NOW at CWFTickets.COM!
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