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Trevor Lee Survives, Wins And Retains His Title; Two New Champions Crowned At The 17th Annual CWF RUMBLE!
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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
On the heels of the first CWF FanCon, the 17th Annual CWF RUMBLE began with a ten-bell salute to our fallen friend Scott Eiland. Then it got busy fast as Dirty Daddy hit the ring to challenge CWF Rising Generation League Champion Cain Justice one last time for his title. The two competitors know each other well and have some serious friction between them, and when they collide, it can be explosive. The explosion was felt throughout the Rising Generation League, with Dirty Daddy winning the title from Justice by pinfall in the center of the ring.
Six-man tag team action was up next with the team of Ethan Alexander Sharpe, Dr. Daniel C. Rockingham and "the Prince of Broadway" Frankie Flynn taking on Ian Maxwell, KL3 and "Playboy" Bobby Ballentyne. A hard-hitting battle ensued with the unpopular Sharpe and Company taking the duke by a pinfall.
The Sandwich Squad was then introduced, to challenge the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champion Dawson Brothers. The Dawsons entered through the back door, came up behind the Squad and clobbered Mecha Mercenary in the head with a steel chair before ever entering the ring. The Dawsons entered the ring and demanded the referee ring the bell and count out the Sandwich Squad. Aaron Biggs wasn't about to let that happen and hits the ring to take on the Dawsons by himself. Biggs put on a show, took a boatload of punishment but was never able to get an advantage over the Dawsons. Then Mecha, obviously still woozy, hits the apron and asks for a tag. He comes in legally and splashes Zane Dawson to the canvas but has a hard time following up. They collide again and with Dave Dawson and Biggs laying on the floor at ringside and neither man can answer the referee's ten-count. The bell is ordered and the Dawson Brothers retain the titles by rule.
Lee Valiant made his way into the arena with CWF Worldwide Television Champion Aric Andrews, who was not happy with his ring introduction. He dispactched Valiant to the locker room to fetch CL Party and made her introduce him again. Jesse Adler hit the ring like a rocket, the bell rang and ten seconds later Adler walked out of the arena as the brand new TV champion by pinfall. Andrews and Valiant were not pleased with this turn of events, to say the least.
With Golden Ticket holder Roy Wilkin's stipulations, CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee entered the 17th Annual CWF RUMBLE first, putting his belt on the line against 29 other competitors. Ric Converse entered second and the two battled until Dr. Rockingham entered. Frankie Flynn, Bellamy Koga and then Otto Schwanz entered and things got interesting. The good doctor was eliminated first, followed by Flynn, then Schwanz turned his attention to Converse and Lee. More men entered, a few more were eliminated before the eleventh entrant, Aric Andrews, hit the ring with Lee Valiant and attacked Trevor Lee. The faces of the competitors ebbed and flowed until the All Stars made their entrances, as #28, #29 and #30 per stipulation.
Wilkins donned Coach Gemini's brass knuckles and clobbered Trevor Lee in the forehead right in front of a referee, dropping him in the corner like a rock. Several CWF legends were involved in this year's RUMBLE, including the "Box Office Draw" Mikael Yamaha, "Assassin" Ray Kandrack and Kamakazi Kid, who all helped eliminate opponents before getting tossed over the top ropes themselves. The final four of the thirty worked down to #1 Trevor Lee, #21 Brad Attitude, #22 Chet Sterling and #24 Cain Justice and the champ quickly saw the Attitude eliminated, then his friend Sterling, leaving him alone in the ring with his student, Cain Justice.
Lee withstood more attacks by Justice but kept trying to get up, but Justice kept depositing him back on the canvas. They grappled and wore each other out even more rather than trying to eliminate each other, perhaps in a more defensive mode, for many minutes. Then something went off and Trevor Lee snapped back to life. Grabbing Cain Justice's arm, he pulled himself to his feet and the two went toe-to-toe for the remainder of the match. Trevor Lee eliminates Justice over the top ropes to the floor and drops to his knees exhausted. After some emotional words to the fans, the champion pulled himself up and exited the arena to a roar.
(Above) Brad Attitude applies the blood of CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee as war paint in the 17th Annual CWF RUMBLE at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
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"People still totally freak when I tell them that I stopped watching wrestling on television in 2001, the night Vince McMahon's face showed up on WCW's big screen to be exact. Everyone swears I need to know what's going on in WWE in order to put on a wrestling event. It hasn't stopped me yet, if I need inspiration I simply dig out my collection of wrestling tapes from the 80's and 90's, and yes, that includes WWF, WCW, WCCW, UWF, and the rest of the alphabet soup that makes up today's wrestling. - Randy "Randolph" Hedrick
Chapel Hill's Snooty Foxx KO'd By Brass Knucks, But Not The Ones On The Pole At CWF MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT!
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Hargraves Recreation Center
Chapel Hill NC
CWF MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT kicked off with returning Jesse Adler taking on All Star Mace Li in singles action. Adler battled the alleged third cousin twice removed of Chinese film star Jet Li on the ground and in the air, winning by pinfall. CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee took notice and entered the arena with a house mic to welcome young Adler back to CWF.
CWF Worldwide Television Champion Aric Andrews and Lee Valiant entered the arena, interrupting Lee and annoying him to the point he called out a partner and asked for a referee and a tag match as "the 1st" Ric Converse joined him in the ring. Hard hitting tag action ensued with the champion forcing a tap to give his team a victory.
#Real Joshua Cutshall and Otto Schwanz hit the ring as a team to take on the Sandwich Squad's Mecha Mercenary and Aaron Biggs in tag action. Schwanz, in stark contrast to the usual, was the only member of his team with his head in the match, and found himself being attacked by partner Cutshall, who just wanted to wrestle. Or something. The Sandwich Squad wins by pinfall.
CWF's Rising Generation League Champion Cain Justice was out next teaming with Ethan Alexander Sharpe to take on Dirty Daddy and his choice of partner for the night, Faye Jackson, in tag team action. The Daddy and Miss Jackson took the duke, winning by pinfall to a roaring crowd.
One half of the Carnies, the "Ring Leader" Nick Iggy was out next to take on Chet Sterling in singles action. In a physical battle Sterling survived a flurry of possible finishing moves and pinfall attempts to turn the tide of battle and win by pinfall.
Three team "Duck Rules" tag action broke out next as High Profiles' Shea Shea McGrady and Will Demented entered, followed by the Gymnasty Boys' Timmy Lou Retton and "White" Mike Jordan and then the Coach Mikey led team of the Ugly Ducklings' Lance Lude and Rob Killjoy. Battles raged in the ring and around the arena as the three teams left it all on the canvas in the end, with the Gymnasty Boys taking the win by pinfall.
Main event Brass Knuckles On A Pole action was introduced as All Stars' "Ace" Arik Royal entered with Jarry Carey and Mace Li to take on hometown hero Snooty Foxx. After a grueling battle, three-on-one at times, Snooty Foxx made it to the brass knuckles on the pole only to find out first hand that someone had already slipped the same to the "Ace". Royal wins by pinfall.
(Above) CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee fires up on both CWF Worldwide TV champ Aric Andrews and Lee Valiant in tag team challenge action at CWF MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT at Chapel Hill NC's Hargraves Rec Center.
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CWF MEGA ULTIMATE GRAND SUPREME RGL RELAUNCH Debuts New Talent And Coach Gemini Makes A Fashion Statement!
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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
A lively crowd assembled at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium for an event following up an afternoon tryout and wrestling seminar to get a look at some up and coming young talent in the squared circle. They were not disappointed as a fun and action packed evening ensued.
Singles action kicked off the evening with Ethan Alexander Sharpe taking on Bellamy Koga in singles action. Koga, making his second Sportatorium appearance, held up early against Sharpe but the new attitude he's been carrying went off, Sharpe wins by pinfall.
"The Massive" Z Rex entered with returning Irvin Legend to take on "Boss Hogg" Vinnie Dalton in singles action. Legend stayed out of the way of many of Boss Hogg's early attacks, but was unable to fend off the more seasoned opponent, as Vinnie Dalton wins by pinfall.
"Mercenary" Graham Bell made his Sportatorium debut in singles action against the masked Dojo grad Metallico. Bell assumed an "immovable object" stature and made it work to his advantage to the extent he was able to pin the shoulders of Metallico for the win.
"Pitbull" Steven Idol debuted against returning Wes Rogers in singles action. Rogers, who is instantly the fan favorite for the kids because of his entrance music found out that you don't want to mess with a Pitbull in an enclosed area. After a hard-hitting battle, Steven Idol got out of the doghouse and howled with a pinfall win over the game Wes Rogers.
Los Chicanos' Jeff and Jonathon Castro debuted in tag team action against the returning Prodigal Sons' Garrett Coleman and Chance Rizer. The Sons used a strategy to keep the match in their corner, limiting the possible use of double-teams by Los Chicanos, but weren't able to stay in their corner the whole bout, with the Castro brothers taking the win by pinfall.
Before intermission could begin, Ethan Alexander Sharpe entered demanding a house mic. He then renewed an old habit and threw down an open challenge for anyone in the back to face him in the ring. He seemed quite surprised with CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee walked through the curtain in tennis shoes and shorts saying he'd take that challenge. Sharpe wanted to know where the title was and demanded he defend it. Lee agreed, retrieved the title belt and climbed through the ropes to torture the "Sharpest Man In Wrestling".
As the crowd settled in for a possible long battle, judging from Lee's history of asking for no time limit defenses, Sharpe slipped into his all business persona and attacked the champion. Ethan Sharpe got in a few choice shots but Trevor Lee refused to stay down and began to dismantle Sharpe a body part at a time, beating him by pinfall in about ten plus minutes.
Thomas "the Tank Engine" Munoz was out next to challenge CWF Rising Generation League Champion Cain Justice for his strap. The big Tank Engine took the direct approach against Justice with good results early on in the match. Justice survived and continued trying to find a way to force a submission, but when the one chance for a pinfall came, he took it, pinning Munoz for the win to retain his title.
All Stars' Coach Gemini, Roy Wilkins, "Ace" Arik Royal, Mace Li and Jerry Carey entered with the house mic for the main event, explaining that a woman had grabbed the eye of everyone at the afternoon seminar and tryouts. He then introduced Allie Kat, telling her she could choose whichever All Star she prefered for the main event match. She refused all three, saying she had a couple of friends that wanted to compete in the main event as partners. Snooty Foxx and returning Jesse Adler hit the ring to take on the Coach's lineup of Wilkins, Royal and newcomer Mace Li, a third cousin twice removed of Chinese action movie star Jet Li.
Allie Kat started for her team, taking on Mace Li before both tagged out pitting Snooty Foxx against Roy Wilkins. After a few minutes, both teams tagged again, leaving Arik Royal in the face of Jesse Adler. Royal warned him that he would break his leg again, that if he wanted to continue, he'd hurt him. Adler wasn't phased by the threat and turned on the jets. After almost a half hour of combat, Allie Kat pulled the upset pinfall win for her team and the Coach erupted in anger. Climbing into the ring and throwing his flags, his whistle and his helmet, Coach Gemini found himself clutching his own head in agony with a certain cat behind him, dropping his trousers around his ankles. Hello Kitty is over.
(Above) Ethan Alexander Sharpe reacts to the attack on his fingers by CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee after the Champion accepted his open challenge and put his belt on the line at CWF MEGA ULTIMATE GRAND SUPREME RGL RELAUNCH at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
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CWF FOR THE RECORD Decides Longest CWF Heavyweight Title Reign as Trevor Lee Turns Away Arik Royal's Challenge!
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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
Coach Gemini and Jarry Carey led in All Star Roy Wilkins for singles action against up-and-coming powerhouse Montana Black. Black confounded Wilkins by remaining on his feet and forced the All Stars to use teamwork for a pinfall win over the big man. Coach Gemini tossed his chrome brass knuckles across the ring behind the back of the referee to land perfectly in the open hand of Wilkins.
Michael McAllister was out next to take on "Playboy" Bobby Ballentyne in singles action. A rough-house bout erupted with several exchanges of shots before McAllister finished off the Playboy by pinfall.
The masked Number Boy was up next to face the big Mike Mars in singles action. Mars tossed the game Number Boy around the ring like a rag doll and pinned him in around two minutes.
Coach Gemini entered with a new game show, Let's Make A Deal, and asked who would like to make $100. The crowd reacted and Snooty Foxx answered the challenge but raised the stakes by forcing Coach Gemini to make his upcoming bout in Chapel Hill against Arik Royal a title match if Royal defeated Trevor Lee later in the evening. The Coach, after being caught in the act of questionable repute, had no choice but to agree to the terms.
Six-man tag team action was introduced next, pitting the team of RGL Champion Cain Justice, Ethan Alexander Sharpe and Otto Schwanz against the Dirty Daddy, Pig Daddy Cool, the Proletariat Boar of Moldava and Ian Maxwell. A fast-paced bout ensued with a side order of violence before the Daddy/Boar/Maxwell team took the win by pinfall.
"Southern Savior" John Sklyer was out next to challenge "the Gift" Jason Kincaid for the Modern Vintage Wrestling Championship. A hard-hitting battle of wills broke out as neither competitor would bend to the will of the other. Kincaid was successful in his title defense, defeating Skyler by pinfall in a five-star battle.
CWF Worldwide Television Champion Aric Andrews and Lee Valiant were out next to defend the TV belt against #Real Joshua Cutshall and his imaginary legion. Cutshall took Andrews to the canvas early and kept him on the defensive for much of the match. Lee Valiant had to give his friend a little hand, loading something into Andrews' elbow pad for a KO blow and then helping hide the evidence after. Andrews wins by pinfall and retains the TV title.
Logan Easton Laroux entered with the PWI International Ultra-J Crown Championship to defend against lightning-fast Tracer X. Laroux also exited with the title belt, earned the right by defeating the perplexing Tracer X by pinfall in a moment over ten minutes.
Six-man action was delayed by in-ring cleanup after a fan tossed nachos into the ring, but despite the lack of home-training by said fan, PWI International Heavyweight Champion C.W. Anderson and the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions Zane and Dave Dawson lined up and battled 2017 Weaver Cup Champion Chet Sterling and the Kernodle Brothers Cup Champions Sandwich Squad's Aaron Biggs and Mecha Mercenary. The fan favorites ended coming out on the bad side of the pinfall decision and the Sandwich Squad exited, leaving Chet Sterling alone in the ring with Anderson and the Dawsons. The attack began and the lights went out, returning with Ric Converse standing in the face of C.W. Anderson in defense of Sterling.
"Ace" Arik Royal and the Coach's entourage entered to take on CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee in the evening's no time limit main event for the title. The All Star's Coach resorted to every trick in the book (hard cover AND paperback) but was still unable to keep his man from tapping out well over a half hour after the opening bell. Royal had kind words following for Lee and the two shook hands before exiting despite the look of disbelief on the face of Gemini.
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns live action on Saturday August 30th for CWF MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT at Chapel Hill NC's Hargrave Recreation Center! Tickets NOW at www.cwftickets.com!
(Above) Chet Sterling flips out over CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champion Zane Dawson at CWF FOR THE RECORD at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium!
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Stardate: 05.01.17 1:47 pm
No, I still don't watch WWE programming, and I'm not a "network" subscriber, but what I read this morning makes me doubly happy that I'm not paying for their product of date. A known wrestling pundit was on my timeline this morning comparing the House of Horrors thing from this weekend's WWE PPV to "bad indy wrestling". The indies have NOTHING to do with whatever the McMahons wish to peddle their fans, they'll buy anything. If you want to look for someone to blame, try the ivory towers where the McMahon braintrust work every day, don't try to find a way to slam an industry that is doing pretty darn well on it's on these days.
Hard to blame the indies because of the sheer numbers. WWE has how many active workers under contract? (And I SERIOUSLY have no clue on these numbers, I am making a supposition, ok?) If both the Raw and SD "brands" employ 25 each, that's 50 "superstars" ready to go. NXT is making better news these days, and so perhaps we add another 25 for the upstart brand that is outpacing it's parent company today, bringing the total to 75. Again, I do NOT have actual roster numbers, this is merely for comparison. There are what, 35,000 or 40,000 indy wrestlers (low range) across the country training and hoping to one day make that tiny number and become a WWE "superstar".
I can't imagine the job it has become in recent years of keeping the "best" or most profitable performers on payroll when the potential pool of employees has gone from a car load of applicants to a small city full, raising itself exponentially every year. I can't imagine having talent under contract that you feel obligated to keep involved in major storylines only because their contracts demand it too. Also, I wonder what part of a Sports Management degree makes one an expert in pro wrestling booking?
And people sometimes ask why I didn't go into booking events...
I hear Donald Trump is going to hire Vince Russo and put him in charge of building the wall. Told you he'd make the best of folk's expertise. With Russo involved NO ONE GETS OVER!
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