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A Rare Tropical Storm Hits The Mid Atlantic Sportatorium And Shane "Hurricane" Helms Wins CWF Worldwide Television Championship at CWF NEW YEAR'S KNOCKOUT 2018!
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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
1001 Springwood Ave.
The first CWF Mid Atlantic event of the calendar year began with introductions of the new CWF Worldwide lead commentator Cecil Scott, the evening's returning guest commentator Smith Garrett and the host of CWF Worldwide, C.L. Party. Moments later, Coach Gemini and the All Stars interrupted, with the new CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title belt around the waist of Roy Wikins. After announcing that Wilkins would later "defend" his title, but only against another champion, the All Stars retreated and the event began in earnest with ring introductions for the opening bout.
Ethan Alexander Sharpe sauntered into the arena to face Chet Sterling in singles action. Sterling got grounded early by a persistant Sharpe, but proved to be even more resilient and defeated Sharpe by pinfall.
Donnie Dollar$ entered and awaited scheduled opponent Dirty Daddy and went ballistic upon the bell, tearing into Dirty and quickly setting him up for a big leg drop, and deciding it wasn't worth it. "Assassin" Ray Kandrack made his way to the ring figuring he'd fight whoever was left, which he did, until the referee called for the bell and stopped the match.
"Wrestling Machine" Otto Schwanz and All Star Mace Li entered for tag team action against Nick Richards and Michael "the Fury" McAllister with William L. Cross. Li hit and ran and Otto became even more incoherant but McAllister and Richards kept getting up and fighting, turning the tides and winning the match by pinfall.
An angry Mike Mars, of recent Rising Generation League Championship fame, entered with an attitude to take on the Rampaging Beast Aaron Biggs in singles action. In a literal battle to be bull of the woods, Biggs stood tall and defeated Mars by pinfall.
Cain Justice entered next for a singles bout against rival Jesse Adler. Justice came in with a wrestling mindset and Adler obliged, showing off his arsenal of abilities up close. After the ten minute mark, however, Cain Justice seemed to change up to the "make him tap" mode and began working exclusively on one arm and hand of Adler's. Adler showed a lot of heart continuing to fight back with an apparently injured shoulder, but was forced to submit giving Justice another win.
"Golden Boy" Aric Andrews entered next to take on popular high-flyer Cam Carter in singles action. Carter had the crowd fully behind him early on and he turned on the jets for the fans and Andrews kept getting up to fight some more. With the match in Andrew's favor late, Cam Carter turned the tides and got a huge pinfall win over the veteran Golden Boy.
One half of the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champion Dawson Brothers, Dave Dawson, hit the arena from the lobby to take on Snooty Foxx in one-on-one action. In another battle of big men with history, Foxx stayed in the face of Dawson from bell to bell but found himself on the wrong end of a Dave Dawson pinfall victory.
The All Stars' Roy Wilkins and entourage entered and as promised announced the champion Wilkins would face. Brand new Rising Generation League Champion Kool J hit the ring and the fans erupted with cheers for their most recently-crowned champion. Wilkins, with both Coach Gemini and Jarry Carey in his corner, did eventually wear down Kool J and win by pinfall over the guy with the biggest heart in CWF. However, it took Wilkins and Company over twenty-two minutes to finally defeat young Kool J.
Coach Gemini presented his CWF Worldwide Television Champion "Ace" Arik Royal for the main event drawing for a title challenger. Somehow, El Dandy's name was drawn and he was not actually in attendance. Gillberg's name was drawn but we didn't have his entrance music. After another miss or two, the name of Shane "Hurricane" Helms was drawn and the superstar enters for the main event to the surprise of everyone in the building.
Arik Royal probably put his hands on Shane Helms more in a less than ten minute match than anyone in his career ever has. Royal showed off his moxy and strength and kept the world traveller baffled for most of the traditional ten minute television time limit. However, the Hurricane seemed to be on the verge of dropping in the final minute and turned a Royal attack into a surprising pinfall win, making Helms the new CWF Worldwide Television Champion.
C.L. Party announced the title change and asked Shane Helms if he would defend the title on mic and Helms informed everyone he would most certainly defend the title and would be a fighting champion!
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to action on Saturday February 10th for CWF STRONG and tickets are available NOW at cwftickets.com.
(Above) All Star Roy Wilkins displays the new CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title belt that his crew took from Trevor Lee during a Coach Gemini intervention at CWF NEW YEAR'S KNOCKOUT at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
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The Most Unlikely Upset In Years And Kool J Is Your New CWF Rising Generation League Champion At CWF RISING GENERATION LEAGUE "ICE BOWL"!
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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
1001 Springwood Ave.
The CWF RISING GENERATION LEAGUE "ICE BOWL" kicked off with singles action pitting Ivy Leaguer Griff Garrison against Marcus Cross. In a fast-paced battle, the fans got behind Cross and helped him use their boost in momentum to stay ahead of Garrison and get a pinfall win.
Tag team action was out next with the Millennials' Garrett Coleman and Chance Rizer taking on Michael "the Fury" McAllister and Nick Richards. A hard-hitting fight erupted and both teams showed their skills in trying to take out the other. CWF vets Richards and McAllister defeated the Millennials by pinfall.
Donnie Dollar$ was up next to take on Dirty Daddy in singles action. Fresh off of his RGL title loss at Battlecade X8, Dirty finds himself face-to-face with another one of the area's "big" men. Dirty Daddy started strong but seemed not to do much damage to Dollar$, who turned things around for a pinfall win.
"Pitbull" Steven Idol returned to the Sportatorium ring to find the masked Metallico across the ring from him for scheduled singles action. The masked man started fast but was soon under the thumb of the ground and pound method practiced by Idol. The Pitbull enjoyed punishing his opponent for a while before ending the bout with a pinfall win.
Cain Justice entered to do battle with fan favorite Cam Carter in singles action. Carter waited out Justice's early clowning with the fans and went to it with the cocky youngster. Cain Justice turned the battle around with his feet, twisting the shoulder of Cam Carter violently on the canvas. Carter spent the rest of the bout with a nearly unusable arm and Justce was able to use that to force him to submit to keep from having more damage done.
Ethan Alexander Sharpe entered the ring before Carter could exit and went off on the house mic. Carter, still smarting from his match, decided to shut Sharpe up with a back kick to the head. Sharpe had nothing more to say.
All Star Mace Li was out to take on Snooty Foxx in singles action. The "Most Honorable One" Li played the hit and run card, doing damage and moving away before Foxx could retaliate in kind for the balance of the bout. When Snooty Foxx did finally get his hands on Mace Li, he sent him flying upside down into the turnbuckles with a release suplex, gaining control for a pinfall win.
Snooty Foxx was still in the ring when main event ring introductions began and found himself face to face with CWF Rising Generation League Champion Mike Mars as he made his entrance. Foxx backed away and Kool J was introduced as the first challenger for the new champion's title reign. Mars manhandled and rag-dolled Kool J at will, but Kool J kept coming back, he kept kicking out and refused to quit for the monsterous RGL champ.
As soon as Mike Mars realized Snooty Foxx was back at ringside, he turned his back on his crumpled opponent, who leapt into action! Kool J used an old fasioned school boy roll up to put the champion's broad shoulders to the canvas for the three count and secured his very first career title win. Kool J rolled out of the ring to the floor and stared as the referee brought him the RGL Championship belt. Still out of breath and hurting, Kool J exited the arena for his very first time as a champion.
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to action on Saturday January 13th for CWF New Year's Knockout 2018 and tickets are available NOW at cwftickets.com.
(Above) CWF Rising Generation League Champion Mike Mars goes full Bamm-Bamm on challenger Kool J in main event title action at CWF RISING GENERATION LEAGUE at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
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Four New Champions Crowned At A Historic CWF BATTLECADE X8! Mike Mars Wins RGL Title! Andrew Everett Wins PWI International Ultra-J Crown Championship! Ric Converse Wins PWI International Heavyweight Championship! Arik Royal Wins CWF WorldWide TV Title!
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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
1001 Springwood Ave.
The Mid Atlantic Sportatorium was at SUPER no vacancy for CWF Mid Atlantic's eighteenth anniversary with more than fifty fans turned away.
Mike Mars defeated Dirty Daddy in the Finals of the 2017 Rising Generation League Championship Tournament to win the title.
The Ugly Ducklings and Coach Mikey were introduced to make a special announcement but before Coach Mikey could speak, they were interrupted by the music of the Gymnasty Boys' "White" Mike Jordan and Timmy Lou Retton to a thunderous ovation. White Mike told the Ducks that the Gym Nasty Boys have faced them all over the country so it only seemed right that the two teams face at Battlecade X8. Before the match could be made however, Ethan Alexander Sharpe and Otto Schwans hit the scene with Sharpe insisting that White Mike still worked for Sharpe whenever he competed in the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium. Sharpe insisted on a 3 on 2 handicap match before Matthew de Nero appeared and turned the bout into an impromptu six man tag-team bout.
Matthew de Nero and the Ugly Ducklings' Rob Killjoy and Lance Lude with Coach Mikey defeated Ethan Alexander Sharpe and the Gymnasty Boys' "White" Mike Jordan and Timmy Lou Retton when de Nero pinned Retton after blasting him with a Nintendo power glove. Sharpe berated White Mike for his partner losing until Mike punched Ethan and then drilled him with the Can Opener. After the bout, Coach Mikey finally made the Ugly Ducklings intended announcement as they declared themselves the first team to officially enter the 2018 Kernodle Brothers Cup Tag-Team Tournament. Upon hearing this, White Mike & Timmy Lou threw their name into the hat as the second team to enter the tournament and the teams faced off knowing that they could meet again down the road.
Aric Andrews won a Scramble Match to earn the Golden Ticket and any match of his choice with any opponents and stipulations to be named later. Other participants in the bout included Tracer X, Cam Carter, "Southern Savior" John Skyler, All Star Mace Li, Michael McAllister, "Assassin" Ray Kandrack and Snooty Foxxy.
After the bout, Andrews berated everyone in the crowd insisting they failed to choose him for the Television Title drawing during the #ChooseAndrews campaign and declared himself CWF's new “Golden Boy”.
CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions Zane and Dave Dawson defeated Aaron Biggs and Mecha Mercenary of the Sandwich Squad in a Last Men Standing Rules to retain the titles in a controversial decision after all four men were down and Zane Dawson fell onto his feet on the arena floor before the referee's ten count.
Andrew Everett defeated PWI Ultra-J Crown Champion Logan Easton Laroux to win the championship. Everett departs for a Japanese tour on Monday and negotiations are already underway for him to now defend the title while on tour.
Brad Attitude defeated Chet Sterling in a grudge match where they fought all over the building after a low blow, buckle bomb and penalty kick.
Cain Justice defeated Nick Richards by submission when Justice caught Richards in a flying armbar as Richards attempted the cutter. A visibly dejected Richards was approached after the loss by William L. Cross and Michael McAllister, whom Cross has been mentoring in recent months, and the three left together.
"The 1st" Ric Converse defeated PWI International Heavyweight Champion C.W. Anderson in a Title versus Career I Quit Match to regain the championship and save his career.
Arik "Ace" Royal with Coach Gemini defeated CWF Worldwide Television Champion Jesse Adler by pinfall to win the championship.
CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee defeated All Star Roy Wilkins in a controversial I Quit Match to retain the championship. Wilkins bled after being accidentally punched in the face by his own manager Coach Gemini with the All Stars' trademark brass knucks. Coach and the All Stars protested the decision since it was not Trevor Lee specifically who drew first blood and then the All Stars attacked, hanging Trevor by the bottom rope which had been removed during the course of the match by the All Stars grounds crew. Prior to the match, Trevor Lee was presented with a brand new Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship belt, which Wilkins and the All Stars took possession of and left with at the conclusion of the night.
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to action on Saturday January 13th for CWF New Year's Knockout 2018 and the Rising Generation League takes center stage THIS Saturday January 6th with their first RGL event of the year. Tickets for both events as well as our return to Chapel Hill on Saturday January 27th are on sale now at cwftickets.com.
(Above) All Star Roy Wilkins gives photographers a photo op during the main event of CWF BATTLECADE X8 at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
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CWF CHRISTMAS PARTY/ROAD TO BATTLECADE Cements Bouts For CWF BATTLECADE X-8!
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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
1001 Springwood Ave.
The Aftermath's Ric Converse and Chet Sterling interrupted the pre-event activities to present their cases to the fans for the upcoming anniversary event BattleCade X-8.
In-ring action began with a six-man tag bout pitting Ethan Alexander Sharpe, Mike Mars and Kool J against CWF RGL Champion Dirty Daddy, Snooty Foxx and "Party Starter" Keith Mac. Ethan Sharpe led his team to victory by pinfall in the night's opener.
Brad Attitude answered the challenge of Chet Sterling via the video screen, agreeing to face him at CWF BattleCade X-8 from the ACC Championship game.
Christmas presents were then distributed to six of CWF's favorites, with Nick Richards and Michael McAllister unwrapping Mid Atlantic Tag Team shots against the Dawsons and Cam Carter unwrapped his second opportunity to challenge Jesse Adler for the CWF Worldwide Television Championship.
Jesse Adler hit the ring to take on the winner of the challenge, facing off against impressive Cam Carter for the second time with the title on the line. Both men took to the air during this outing with Adler standing tall after a pinfall win.
PWI President William L. Cross was introduced and he addressed the fact that PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Logan Easton Laroux refusing to defend his belt at the Sportatorium. After being interrupted by Laroux on video, Cross ordered Laroux to appear at CWF BattleCade X-8 to defend his title against former two-time champion Andrew Everett!
CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champion Dawson Brothers' Zane and Dave Dawson hit the ring and after seeing Nick Richards and Michael McAllister standing across the ring, thought they were being pranked. A brawl erupted and it took several minutes before the referee would even call for the bell. When the match began, Richards and McAllister went straight at the champions, who responded in kind, winning by pinfall to retain their titles.
The Sandwich Squad's Aaron Biggs and Mecha Mercenary entered to clear the ring and threw down a challenge for Last Man Standing tag title bout at CWF BattleCade X-8 to the Dawsons, who accept the challenge.
The "People's Choice" Aric Andrews entered as CWF Officials were prepared to draw the chellenger for CWF Worldwide Television Champion Jesse Adler, offering his assistance in the task. With the help of Andrews, the name was drawn for BattleCade, when the All Star's "Ace" Arik Royal will challenge Jesse Adler for his belt.
All Star Mace Li entered to rub a little salt in the wound of Andrews and found himself in an impromptu singles bout against Andrews. Li took the tide of battle to the former TV Champ but the suddenly popular "People's Choice" came away with a quick pinfall win.
Joey Lynch makes his return to the Sportatorium to take on young Cain Justice in singles action. A grappling bout erupted, with both men showing off their mat wrestling skills and educated feet. In a marathon of brutal shots, Cain Justice maintained his bearings and forced Lynch to submit well past the fifteen minute mark of the bout. Afterwards, Nick Richards approached the ring and threw down the gauntlet for a match at BattleCade X-8, which the cocky Justice accepted.
Coach Gemini led his All Star team of Roy Wilkins and "Ace" Arik Royal to the ring to take on the Aftermath's Ric Converse and Chet Sterling in a bit of a revenge match for the Aftermath. After more than twenty minutes of war, the All Stars win by pinfall and PWI International Heavyweight Champion C.W. Anderson enters the ring. Referee Kevin Pierce was taken down first by spinebuster and then rolled out of the center of the ring by the PWI Champ. Anderson jumped on Ric Converse in the corner and handcuffed him to the turnbuckles, grabbed a steel chair and threatened anyone who wanted to stop him with their life.
Anderson eventually sat in the chair out of arm's reach of Converse and asked him if he had been talking about retiring from wrestling. Then announced he would indeed give Converse the title shot, but only if Converse put his own career up against it. Converse hesitated, then countered, saying he'd put his career on the line against the PWI strap only if the match is fought under "I Quit" rules. Anderson got red-faced before finally accepting Converse's terms and left the arena in a storm.
CWF Mid Atlantic presents CWF BATTLECADE X-8 on Saturday December 30th at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium! CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee v. All Star Roy Wilkins in First Blood Title action! PWI International Heavyweight Champion C.W. Anderson v. "the 1st" Ric Converse in "I Quit" Title action! CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Champion Dawson Brothers v. Sandwich Squad in Last Man Standing Title action! PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Logan Easton Laroux v. former two-time champion Andrew Everett! CWF Worldwide Television Champion Jesse Adler v. All Star "Ace" Arik Royal! All of this and MORE! Join us! Visit cwf247.com for tickets and current info on CWF BATTLECADE X-8!
(Above) That is NOT Coach Gemini interfering in his team's main event tag bout at CWF CHRISTMAS PARTY 2017 at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium. He swears it's not him.
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:::Steps up onto the soapbox:::
Stardate: 01.11.18 9:47 pm
A whirlwind of allegations, stories, rumors and lies has been swirling around the CWF locker room and in fact, the entire CWF family for the past week or so. I have not spoken publicly on it except to say that I did not witness any of the possibly criminal activites that were alleged to have occured, but I do trust the credibility of the sources. I support the actions taken by the ownership of CWF Mid Atlantic and will continue to help my "home" promotion for the past 18 move forward and over this period of disruption and anger.
I am taught to forgive those who trespass against us, and I truly hope that in time I can say I have done that with a clear conscious. This was a personal attack on everything from our sanity to our sensibilities, so right now I am not to ready to forgive. I just pray that sooner rather than later I can make peace with this rough and unexpected series of events and grant forgiveness. I am only human, after all.
To date, the only explanation of the series of events that I believe to be correct was authored by Bruce Mitchell and published on Pro Wrestling Torch (www.pwtorch.com). Below is a direct link to the article:
Read Bruce Mitchell's Report on Pro Wrestling Torch
We at CWF Mid Atlantic intend on putting this chapter behind us and moving forward with an exciting 2018 in the works! I'm confident that we'll continue to make you want to join us for every live event in the coming year as in the past and that CWF Mid Atlantic's program will continue to air weekly. I feel a united front has been formed and that everyone has redoubled their efforts to make CWF both the top draw and the top destination. We're not going anywhere but up, ya'll.
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Upcoming CWF Mid Atlantic Events
February 10th - Saturday, 7:30pm - CWF STRONG! - Mid Atlantic Sportatorium - Gibsonville NC
February 17th - Saturday, 7:30pm - CWF-RGL RISIN' TO THE TOP! - Mid Atlantic Sportatorium - Gibsonville NC
February 24th - Saturday, 7:30pm - CWF END OF AN ERA 2018 - Mid Atlantic Sportatorium - Gibsonville NC
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