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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
1001 Springwood Ave.
The 2017 JOHNNY WEAVER MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT FINALS kicked off with a spirited singles bout between Cam Carter and Slade Porter. The match was decided by a convincing Cam Carter pinfall to set the mood for the evening's excitement.
The first Weaver Cup Semifinal was scheduled next but before introductions could be made, PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Logan Easton Laroux revealed the results of his own snooping, a fracture in a bone in the neck of Smith Garrett, requiring him to withdraw from the tournament he had breezed through up until this point, giving Laroux a literal bye into the Weaver Final main event.
Ethan Alexander Sharpe and Chet Sterling, however, didn't have physical issues and went to war for a spot in the Weaver Tournament Final main event. Sterling had a hard time putting away Sharpe, who seems to have began to take his craft a little more seriously than he has in the past. Sharpe took the advantage after the ten minute mark, surprising ringsiders and fans with his tenacity, but was unable to fend off Chet Sterling's pinfall win for a spot in the evening's main event.
CWF Worldwide Television Champion Aric Andrews was out next, along with partner Lee Valiant, to await the drawing of his challenger for the evening. With a hand from PW Torch's Bruce Mitchell, "Innocent" Isaiah Santero was chosen as the night's challenger. Andrews immediately had issues with the sometimes suggestive nature of Santero's antics and seemed peronally offended to the point of trying to lodge a complaint with the referee mid-match. Andrews persisted and remained TV champ by pinfall over "Innocent" Isaiah.
Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride hit the ring for the next bout to discover that Santero and Andrews were still having issues post-match. Lee Valiant used the distraction as a cover to attack McBride from behind and the official called for the bell. Valiant v. Boogie began in earnest with Andrews and Santero both remaining at ringside to witness McBride pinning former friend Lee Valiant and then celebrating with "Innocent" Isaiah after the match.
Chip Day hit the ring next to challenge Modern Vintage Wrestling Champion Jason Kincaid for his title. Day started strong, remained strong for most of the match and still seemed almost a half-step behind Kincaid, who proved he can withstand an incredible amount of punishment before returning the favor in spades. Kincaid retains the title by pinfall in a high-speed series of violent collisions.
CWF Rising Generation League Champion Cain Justice entered next to defend his title against former champion Dirty Daddy. Daddy's spirited challenge came to a crashing halt when Justice forced him to tap out in the ring to retain the title.
Coach Gemini and All Star Arik Royal hijacked the next match intro before the other five wrestlers in the Six-Pack Challenge for a shot at the CWF Heavyweight Title were even introduced. After a short tirade Beau Crockett, Mike Mars, Mecha Mercenary, Aaron Biggs and Snooty Foxx entered and the bell was called for. War erupted between the biggest men on the roster and even threatened the partnership of former tag champion Sandwich Squad. Mecha Mercenary advances to the CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title match to follow by pinfall.
CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee hit the ring and after introductions, the bell sounded on Mecha Mercenary's first Mid Atlantic title bout. The masked robot started strong, flooring the champion on a couple of occassions before Lee gathered his wits to change his fortune and take the big man beyond his normal time constraints with consideration that the challenger had already won a match to earn the title shot. Mecha Mercenary didn't run out of gas, it was closer to the truth that the champion turned his game up a notch after the fifteen minute mark to finish off the big man to retain the title by pinfall. Trevor Lee stood in the ring and made a point to shake the hand of Mecha following the bout and both men left remaining friends.
The Final of the 2017 JOHNNY WEAVER MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT was introduced as PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Logan Easton Laroux entered to battle Chet Sterling for the Weaver Cup Trophy. Sterling got his bell rung early and took a swipe or two at Laroux from reflex, and surprisingly the referee assigned to the bout called for the bell and disqualified Chet Sterling! Officials milled around and the question as to the referee's credentials came up and after consultation, it appears that Laroux himself had actually hired the referee. Another referee was called to the ring and the match restarted. Sterling only needed about three more minutes in the ring with Logan Easton Laroux to claim the 2017 Weaver Cup Championship with a convincing pinfall. The celebration was still ongoing into the early hours of the morning...
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium on Saturday September 9th at 7:30pm for a full card of hard-hitting pro wrestling action and fun! Visit cwf247.com for all of the info and to purchase your seats NOW!
(Above) CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee uses the ropes to pull himself back to his feet while defending the belt against Mecha Mercenary at the CWF 2017 JOHNNY WEAVER MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT FINALS at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
Cam Carter takes control of Slade Porter's wrist in singles action.
Carter works on the arm of Porter after taking the match to the canvas.
Cam Carter catches another Slade Porter incoming shot.
Porter ducks a spinning back kick from Carter.
Smith Garrett realizes his 2017 Weaver Cup aspirations ended by disclosure of his own neck issues by scheduled opponent Logan Easton Laroux. Laroux advances to the Final by forfeit.
Ethan Alexander Sharpe cranks the wrist of Chet Sterling in 2017 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament action for a spot in the Final.
Sharpe works a hammerlock on Sterling, who is looking for an out.
Sterling gives out a little agony of his own, judging from the face of Sharpe.
Ethan Alexander Sharpe hoists Chet Sterling into the lights for a drop to the canvas.
"Innocent" Isaiah Santero celebrates being picked to challenge for the CWF Worldwide Television Title.
CWF Worldwide Television Champion Aric Andrews and Lee Valiant attempt to lodge a formal complaint against questionable personal contact.
Andrews sends Santero flying as he kicks out of a suggestive pinfall attempt.
"Innocent" Isaiah tries to hoist Andrews up off of his feet in vain.
Lee Valiant attacks Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride after sliding into the ring following the TV title bout.
McBride sounds off to the TV Champion as he urges Valiant back to his feet.
Valiant drags the face of Boogie across the ring ropes.
Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride eagerly awaits Lee Valiant returning to his feet.
Chip Day's shot is blocked by MVW Heavyweigtht Champion Jason Kincaid in title action.
Kincaid bloisters the chest of Day on the canvas.
Chip Day winds up a big kick for the chest of Jason Kincaid.
Kincaid takes control and sets up Day for another dose of pain.
Challenger Dirty Daddy catches CWF Rising Generation League Champion Cain Justice with a knee to the arm in title action.
Justice kicks the skull of Daddy tied up in the ropes.
Dirty Daddy tries to fight his way back into the match.
Dirty Daddy hits the canvas with a thud.
Snooty Foxx sets up All Star Arik Royal for a slam in Six-Man Scramble action for a shot at the CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title.
Mike Mars staggers out of the corner after head butting Snooty Foxx.
The "Beau Show" Beau Crockett grabs the wrist of Snooty Foxx in the center of the ring.
Sandwich Squad's Aaron Biggs watches Mike Mars sink to his knees after splashing him in the corner.
The Sandwich Squad's Biggs and Mecha Mercenary get in each other's faces!
Scramble winner Mecha Mercenary whips CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee out of the corner in title action.
Mecha puts the boots to the champ on the canvas.
Trevor Lee catches the full brunt of a Mecha Mercenary elbow drop.
The CWF champion rolls away from another meeting with Mecha's elbow from the turnbuckles.
Trevor Lee returns the favor of putting the boots to the masked robot.
Chet Sterling catches PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Logan Easton Laroux with five across the lips in the Final of the 2017 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament.
Laroux is not happy about Sterling's refusal to be pinned.
Logan Easton Laroux gives a hand up to Sterling on the canvas.
Laroux searchs the Sportatorium for 1%ers.
Chet Sterling lets off a little steam after being presented the Weaver Cup Trophy for winning the 2017 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action on Saturday September 9th at 7:30pm at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium for a full card of pro wrestling action! 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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