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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
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CWF ULTIMATE SURVIVOR 2017 kicked off with the traditional 16-Man Torneo Cibernetico pitting two teams of eight in elimination-style action that can have only one winner. Stokley Hathaway returned with his Dream Team of Cain Justice, Ethan Alexander Sharpe, "Prince of Broadway" Frankie Flynn, Joshua Cutshall, "Excellence Personified" Brian Carson, Philly Collins and Marino Tenaglia to take on the team of co-captains CWF Worldwide Television Champion Jesse Adler and CWF RGL Champion Dirty Daddy's squad of Nick Richards, Michael McAllister, "Handsome" Mitch Connor, Cam Carter, Vanguard's "Revolutionary" Darius Lockhart and Caprice Coleman.
Well over a half-hour into the night's opener, Ethan Alexander Sharpe found himself surviving against Dirty Daddy and Jesse Adler, played it smart and survived to eliminate both men to win the Torneo Cibernetico.
Metallico, Number Boy and Kool J were introduced for three-on-one handicap action against big Mike Mars. Mars eliminated each of the three, finishing off Number Boy for elimination number three in right at three minutes for the win.
Thirteen year CWF veteran Donnie Dollar$ asked for the house mic to throw out a challenge for singles action to give him the chance to regain some of his momentum. The room screamed when the man answering the challenge turned out to be "Assassin" Ray Kandrack, who stormed to the ring and finished off Dollar$ in under two minutes.
Five-on-five elimination action was out next with the host's seat on CWF Worldwide on the line, pitting Team CL Party's Snooty Foxx, Faye Jackson, Mecha Mercenary and Aaron Biggs against Team Jerry Carey's All Stars Mace Li, Otto Schwanz, Roy Wilkins and "Ace" Arik Royal with Coach Gemini at ringside. The All Stars seemed to have momentum early in the match despite suffering the first elimination, Mace Li, they responded by eliminating Jackson and Foxx to take a numbers advantage. Schwanz, Wilkins and Royal were eliminated in order, leaving Jarry Carey to face CL Party and both members of the Sandwich Squad for a hosting job. Party got the last laugh and kept her job by forcing Carey to submit.
The Triathlon Survivor main event was introduced next with CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee making his way to the ring. PWI International Heavyweight Champion C.W. Anderson was introduced as his opponent, but before the bell rang, Anderson retreated to the floor and Brad Attitude hit the ring to attack Lee. Attitude and Lee got nasty quick and eventually Attitude got the shoulders of Lee pinned. Attitude refused to stop his barrage on Lee after the bell and the referee was forced to give Lee the win by disqualification.
C.W. Anderson and Zane Dawson began beating on Lee as "the 1st" Ric Converse runs in to make the save, with the official eventually ringing the bell for the two-on-two second fall to begin. Anderson and Dawson defeat Lee and Converse by pinfall to even the score and to require a three-on-three deciding fall. As Chet Sterling runs into the building to join the Trevor Lee and Ric Converse team, he's attacked by Dawson and thrown out the back door of the Sportatorium. Attitude, Anderson and Dawson then went to work on dismantling Trevor Lee and possibly injure him.
Sterling makes a late appearance to shift the momentum in the third fall, taking all three opponents to the canvas before getting caught and spiked into the canvas. That's about the time the All Stars' Roy Wilkins and Coach Gemini enter and Wilkins busts open Trevor Lee on the floor at ringside with brass knuckles. The Alliance of Anderson, Dawson and Attitude continued their onslaught until the very end, winning the deciding fall to end the night's carnage.
Bloodied and emotional, Trevor Lee shared his mindset with the fans at ringside, including demanding a first-ever First Blood Rules match for his title against Roy Wilkins at CWF BattleCade X-8 before exiting for the evening.
CWF Mid Atlantic presents the CWF CHRISTMAS PARTY 2017 on Saturday December 2nd at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium! Visit cwf247.com for tickets and current info on all upcoming events!
(Above) Trevor Lee gets a little emotional following his team's main event loss at CWF ULTIMATE SURVIVOR 2017 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
Benefit Championship Wrestling Raises $1,814.00 For Relay For Life In A Wild Sunday Afternoon Matinee in Burlington NC!
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Positive Attitude Youth Center
Ron Anderson began the afternoon's festivities with his wonderful performance of the National Anthem.
Beastly Brody took on Chris "TNT" Taylor in opening match singles action, setting the pace for a hard-hitting afternoon of pro wrestling action. Taylor took the duke to a roar from the fans.
Veteran Tre-G returned to the ring to take on So Time's Snooty Foxx in one-on-one action. Despite his ringside second continually interfering, Snooty Foxx took down the veteran for a pinfall win. The official then discovered brass knuckles in the tights of Foxx, reversing his decision giving Tre-G the win.
Mid Atlantic Outlaws' Matt Houston was out next to take on WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton in singles action. Morton, who seemed especially anxious to speak to the fans, turned his attention to Houston and made the match nearly unbearable for him before winning by pinfall.
The Dawson Brothers Zane and Dave Dawson were out next to take on the fan-favorite Ugly Ducklings' Rob Killjoy and Lance Lude w/Coach Mikey. A wild quacking battle broke out and the Ducks found themselves ending up with a surprising pinfall win over the hard-as-nails Dawsons.
Three-way singles action was up next pitting "Revolutionary" Darius Lockhart against Nick Richards and Cain Justice. In a strange series of attacks Cain Justice somehow managed to sneak out with a win against his two more seasoned opponents.
CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee was out next to take on one half of the GymNasty Boys, "White" Mike Jordan in non-title singles action. In an entertaining battle, Trevor Lee finally took control late in the match and forced "White" Mike to submit.
The Brute's Mark James was introduced next to take on PWI International Heavyweight Champion C.W. Anderson in non-title singles action. The Brute went toe-to-toe with the Rottweiler and they nearly tore the ring down. Anderson had his hand raised after a pinfall win, leaving James' wrestling calendar blank after months of contemplating his retirement from the ring.
"Southern Saviour" John Skyler, Tracer X, Chet Sterling and "Ace" Arik Royal were introduced for a special four-way elimination battle for the vacant BCW Heavyweight Championship. The popular Tracer X was eliminated first, followed by Skyler, the hands-on favorite to win the title. The Ace held up his end of the match and put eliminated Chet Sterling by pinfall to become the new BCW Champion.
Extreme Horseman Damien Wayne was out for the main event career-vs-career battle against former BCW Champion Lee Valiant. Both men left it all on the canvas, blood sweat and more in a harshly physical battle for their chosen livelihood. Tears flowed when the bell sounded and the often controversial Lee Valiant's career came to an end.
The biggest headling from BCW TAP OUT CANCER is that we raised $1,814.00 for Relay For Life!
Look for BCW to return sometime in the spring of 2018. IndyInsiders will report any future dates!
(Above) Damien Wayne looks for a tag in main event career-vs-career action against Lee Valiant at Benefit Championship Wreslting TAP OUT CANCER at Burlington NC's Positive Attitude Youth Center.
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Dirty Daddy And Mike Mars To Face At CWF BattleCade 18 In 2017 RGL Tournament Final!
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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
Former CWF WorldWide Television Champion Aric Andrews made a campaign appearance prior to the first bout and actually chose the night's challenger for the title. CWF Worldwide TV Champ Jesse Adler entered to discover he was facing Ivan Ali per the blind draw. Ali hit the ring and took advantage of his rare opportunity, but fell short with Adler retaining the title by pinfall.
The 2017 Rising Generation League Tournament kicked off with first-round action pitting "Pitbull" Steven Idol against current RGL Champion Dirty Daddy. The Pitbull continued to make an impression on the fans and opponents, but came up just short, with Daddy advancing by pinfall.
First-round RGL Tournament action then pitted All Star Mace Li with Jarry Carey against the masked Metallico. Li advanced to the second round by a submission win over the masked man.
Big Mike Mars was introduced for first-round tournament action to face off with Kool J. Mars missed a big clothesline early on and took a boot to the mouth in the last minute of the match, but otherwise manhandled his smaller opponent before pinning him to advance to the second round.
"Filmmaker" Movie Myk with Big Zoe entered next to battle Big Time Yah in first-round RGL Tournament action. This one could have gone overtime, maybe twice, as both men are eliminated from the tornament due to exceeding the time limit. This advances Mike Mars to the RGL Final at CWF BattleCade 18 in December.
Lee Valiant made his way to the ring to take on "Revolutionary" Darius Lockhart in a special attraction singles battle. About five minutes in, Valiant appeared to be missing a cylinder and Lockhart turned on the overdrive to win by pinfall.
All Star Mace Li returned to the ring to battle CWF RGL Champ Dirty Daddy for a shot at Mike Mars at BattleCade 18. Li took a quick advantage, attacking Daddy on the floor at ringside, but it just fired up the Dirty Daddy. Daddy advanced to the RGL Showdown against Mike Mars, who made his way to the ring to get in his face in an act of intimidation.
Ten-man RGL Survivor action pitted Ethan Alexander Sharpe, "Filmmaker" Movie Myk, Big Zoe, Cain Justice and Number Boy against Snooty Foxx, Bellamy Koga, Wes Rogers, "Playboy" Bobby Ballentyne & newcomer "Mr. Second To None" Dajuan O'Neal. Snooty Foxx and partner Dajuan O'Neal pinned Ethan Sharpe and Cain Justice at the same time to survive and win the RGL Survivor main event.
CWF returns to the Sportatorium on Saturday November 18th at 7:30pm for CWF ULTIMATE SURVIVOR! Tickets NOW at cwf247.com!
(Above) Big Mike Mars catches RGL Tournament opponent Kool J at CWF-RGL BOOM! SHAKE THE ROOM! at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
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Ethan Sharpe Comes Within Five Seconds Of Winning The CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title at CWF EXPLOSIVE ELEMENTS 2017!
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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
CWF EXPLOSIVE ELEMENTS 2017 began with a bang as Coach Gemini and Jarry Carey presented All Star Mace Li to take on So Time's Snooty Foxx in singles action. The slippery Li got an early advantage on Foxx, who finally flipped the switch and pinned the pesky Mace Li in under six minutes.
Michael "the Fury" McAllister was led to the ring by William L. Cross to take on returning Nick Richards in singles action. Cross coached from ringside for parts of the bout, trying to keep McAllister focused on the match at hand. The "Fury" showed up and Richards used the appearance of his darker half to finally take control of the bout and take the duke by a pinfall win. Richards and McAllister shook hands after the bout and left with no hard feelings.
Somewhere in the Kernodle Suite, former RGL Champion Cain Justice got a house mic and began a verbal assault on the men in the previous match, claiming that he is on the path to greater things than those who came before him.
Tag team action followed with "Wrestling Machine" Otto Schwanz and Mike Mars teaming up to take on the former tag champions Sandwich Squad Mecha Mercenary and Aaron Biggs. Mecha got his bell rang midway through the bout and was on rubber legs for several moments, allowing Schwanz and Mars to capitalize and steal a pinfall win from the Squad.
Coach Gemini and Jarry Carey entered with "Ace" Arik Royal for singles action against Chet Sterling, pitting a powerhouse against a high-flyer in singles action. In a battle that lasted well over twenty minutes, the monster All Star Royal beat down Sterling to the point he could barely defend himself, taking him to the canvas for a pinfall win.
Following intermission, as officials set up to choose the evening's challenger for the CWF Worldwide Television Championship, former champion the "People's Choice" Aric Andrews entered and began in earnest his campaign to be chosen to compete for the TV title, which does NOT have a guaranteed return match clause like many other titles. He watched as RGL Champion Dirty Daddy was chosen and introduced and sat in the bleachers with his people during the TV title match. After a high-flying ten minute time limit draw, Andrews rolled into the ring to celebrate with a stunned Jesse Adler, who wasn't sure what was going on at the time.
CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee entered and threw down an open challenge for the evening's main event with his title on the line. Ethan Alexander Sharpe responded and stated that HE would win the title. Trevor Lee joked about how long Sharpe lasted against him in the Rumble and in previous title shots, and Sharpe responded by saying he could survive anything Lee could dish out for twenty minutes. Trevor Lee accepted the terms, announced the title was on the line in a 20 Minute Challenge Match, where Sharpe could win the title by merely making it through 20 minutes with the champion.
Trevor toyed with the challenger for the first ten minutes and seemed surprised to hear the time call when 10 minutes had elapsed, kicking it into high gear. Sharpe refused to back down and kept coming back at the champion and began feeling like he'd won the lottery as the final two and a half minutes began. Sharpe dropped Lee to the canvas several times, but after the fifteen second call, Lee flipped the switch, turned on Sharpe and forced him to submit with only five seconds remaining in the 20 minute challenge.
Following the main event, with Lee still in the ring, PWI International Heavyweight Champion C.W. Anderson appears on the video screen, challenging Trevor Lee to face him for HIS title. Lee calmly listened to the recorded comments and quietly accepted the challenge for Ultimate Survivor against the Rottweiler on November 18th.
CWF's Young Lions of the Rising Generation League return to the Sportatorium's center stage on Saturday November 11th at 7:30pm for a full card of hard-hitting wrestling action!
CWF Mid Atlantic presents ULTIMATE SURVIVOR 2017 on Saturday November 18th at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium! Visit cwf247.com for tickets and current info on these big upcoming events!
(Above) Challenger Ethan Alexander Sharpe is hung up to dry by CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee in 20 Minute Challenge Title action at CWF EXPLOSIVE ELEMENTS 2017 at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
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:::Steps up onto the soapbox:::
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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Upcoming CWF Mid Atlantic Events
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