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RCW BOOGIE'S 75th BIRTHDAY BASH - LIZARD LICK STYLE Rocked Riders In The Country Like Never Before!
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Riders In The Country
RCW BOOGIE'S BIRTHDAY BASH kicked off with Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride asking everyone to stand for a 10-bell salute for our friend George Rider, who passed away earlier this year. McBride then introduced the birthday boy himself, "Handsome" Jimmy Valiant and then brought out Lizard Lick's Ronnie and Amy Shirley. The celebration then turned to RWA owner Julian Strauss, who entered with a birthday cake complete with candle for Valiant. Strauss' demeanor turned sour and he began insulting the legend to the point that Valiant shoved the cake in the face of his tormenter! All before the opening bell.
Wrestling action kicked off with Ethan Alexander Sharpe squaring off against the popular Dirty Daddy, a former tag partner of Jimmy Valiant's in Memphis. The two put up a fight that appeared to become personal with Daddy putting the boots to Sharpe and taking a pinfall win in under ten minutes.
Six-man tag team action was up next as Jimi Love, Johnny Roxville and Thunderfoot hit the ring to take on Robert Stanley, Sinn Crowley & "Simple Man" Jeff Flowers. Bodies flew around the ring and hit the canvas from bell to bell with the fan favorites dropping the duke to the Love, Roxville and Thunderfoot team by pinfall.
Kool J was out next for a singles bout against Snooty Foxx. Kool J proves over and over again that he has an incredible sized heart to take on men much larger than himself and takes the fight to Foxx at the bell. Eventually Snooty Foxx got a grasp on him and nearly pressed him into the fan over the ring. Foxx won the battle and the match, but Kool J made an impression on the RCW fans of not backing down.
RCW Heavyweight Champion Scrap Yard Dog was up next to defend his title against "the 1st" Ric Converse. Two men who have not faced each other in the ring in nearly a decade lit up the building with electricity. In a back and forth bout, Converse took a steel chain from Scrap before he could use it against him, and tucked it into his tights. Converse then dropped Scrap to the canvas, got the three-count and was announced as the new RCW Champion. During the confusion after, the referee spots the steel chain in Converse's possession and reverses his decision, awarding the belt back to Scrap Yard Dog.
The thirteen man George Riders Memorial Battle Royal for the George Rider Cup saw Snooty Foxx, Nick Richards, Kool J, Ethan Alexander Sharpe, Mr. Kingfish, "Terrific" Tony Benge, Dark Angel, Thomas Draven, Sinn Crowley, "Simple Man" Jeff Flowers, "Pimp Daddy" Brian Hall, Dirty Daddy & Sgt. Stryker create mayhem with each trying to toss the others to the floor at the bell. "Terrific" Tony thought he had won it all, but Brian Hall had pretty much stayed out of everyone's sights by staying low in a corner for the last few moments of the match and tossing the celebrating Tony over the ropes to the floor for the win.
Before intermission could begin, Jarry Carey grabbed a mic and went to the ring to introduce Coach Gemini for a special Rider's episode of Coach's Corner. Instead of the Coach's music, the USMC Marine Band's rendition of Hail To The Chief roared and a Secret Service detail entered with POTUS and made their way into the ring. The Donald explained the "repeal and replace" options of Obamacare before calling out "Pimp Daddy" Brian Hall and stripping him of the Food Stamp Championship. The Donald explained that he was no longer giving out food stamps, he was giving out job applications! As POTUS exits the building, the Dawson Brothers hit the ring and Coach Gemini rushes in looking for the nation's chief executive, who had already left.
RCW YouTube Champion "Handsome" Mitch Connor was out next to defend his championship against Blackjack Ryker. Connor had the match in hand at the five minute mark, rolled up Ryker at the 6:35 mark for the pin and was then clobbered by the title belt in the hands of "Terrific" Tony Benge, allowing Ryker to roll up the champion and win the title. "Terrific" Tony and Blackjack Ryker celebrated together as visions of Kurt Solo danced in the air above the ring.
The Mid Atlantic Outlaws' Louis Moore and Matt Houston entered with the masked Paco Loco to take on the Boogie Woogie Menz's "Handsome" Jimmy Valiant and Rob McBride and partner Ronnie Shirley in main event six-man tag team action. The Dawson Brothers, Dave and Zane, Nick D and Jody Collins all entered with the Outlaws and Amy Shirley joined her husband in the corner at ringside. After a few minutes of battle, the seconds at ringside became involved in the bout in both team's corners. The ring official had Riders Security escort Nick D, Jody Collins and the Dawsons out of the building and the bout continued in a different direction with the fan favorites winning the main by pinfall.
Following the match and the exit of winners, the Dawson/Nick D/Collins entourage rushed back in demanding the house mic from Lizard Lick's Ronnie Shirley. He gave it to Zane Dawson after warning him he only had 30 seconds to speak, as the ring would empty in 35. At the 35 second mark, Shirley spun back toward the ring with a fire extinguisher and white-washed the ring and stage as the Outlaws and entourage rushed away from the chemical attack in panic.
And despite not mentioning it before in this write-up, Lick Life's debut episode will incorporate footage shot at RCW BOOGIE'S BIRTHDAY BASH. A full film crew was on hand all afternoon and evening taking in everything that went on around the venue and the festivities held outside during the evening. When they announce what network this program airs on and a debut date, you will see it HERE!
(Above) Fair Warning's Brian Hall shows off the George Rider Memorial Cup after winning the namesake Battle Royal at RCW BOOGIE'S BIRTHDAY BASH at Randleman NC's Riders In The Country.
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The 2017 Weaver Cup Final Four Determined At CWF VARSITY BLUES!
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Ladies action kicked off the night's wrestling at CWF VARSITY BLUES with the "Midnight Mermaid" Aspyn Rose entering to take on Kaci Lennox. Rose had the match in hand but with the intimidation and presence of "Death Proof" Aaron Epic at ringside, forced the lovely Lennox to submit.
Six-man Dojo Challenge tag team action was up next pitting members of the AIW Dojo Brian Carson, Evan Adams and "Fantastic" Frankie Flynn against CWF Mid Atlantic Dojo's RGL Champion Cain Justice, Dirty Daddy and "Film Maker" Movie Myk with Big Zoe. The AIW Dojo took the duke after the CWF Dojo team decided to argue among themselves and allow a team member to be pinned.
A.C. Hawkes and Carolos Gabriel took the house mic and laid down an open challenge for a tag team match as a way of introduction. Former tag champion Sandwich Squad's Mecha Mercenary and Aaron Biggs answered the challenge and ate the two newcomers for lunch in under five minutes. Michael McAllister entered the ring and approached former tag partner Mecha Mercenary about tagging again and the masked robot informed his friend that his teammate was Aaron Biggs and they had a championship to win. McAllister looked stunned and former Commissioner William L. Cross entered telling McAllister he would help, just to follow him and they exited the arena.
CWF Worldwide Television Champion almost completed his in-ring interview before being interrupted with the announcement of the fan-drawn challenger for the title. Cam Carter's name was drawn and he hit the ring like a bolt of lightning. Andrews, who does NOT like being contradicted, retaliated with the backing of Lee Valiant, who followed him to the ring, continuing his TV Title winning streak.
Quarterfinals action in the 2017 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament kicked off with Ethan Alexander Sharpe entering the squared circle to battle "Ol' Juke Joint" Lucas Calhoun for a spot in the Weaver Cup Final Four. Sharpe used amazing control and refused to be distracted in becoming a 2017 Final Four competitor by pinfall over Calhoun.
"Death Proof" Aaron Epic and "Midnight Mermaid" Aspyn Rose entered for Quarterfinal Weaver Cup action, taking on Chet Sterling for a spot in the Finals. Epic got physical quickly and had Sterling either stunned and on rubber legs on several ocassions, but Sterling regrouped and took the fight back to Epic, advancing by pinfall.
"The Real-Life Ben Affleck" Alex Daniels was out next to take on red-hot Smith Garrett in 2017 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament Quarterfinals action. It took about a minute to remove his shirts and another twenty seconds to find himself staring at the lights overhead, with Garrett advancing to the Final Four.
The final participant of the 2017 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament's Final Four, PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Logan Easton Laroux, then had the curtains opened to the Kernodle Suite, allowing the fans and everyone there see he'd been watching all along. After a comment about the Garrett-Daniels match, Alex Daniels attacked Laroux, drug him into the ring and pinned him for a self-counted three. Officials quickly announced that with the "pinfall win" that Alex Daniels had just earned a shot at the Ultra-J Crown, which was not scheduled to be defended.
The main event CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Title bout pitted the champion Dawson Brothers Dave and Zane against the Vanguard's "Revolutionary" Darius Lockhart and Caprice "Ice" Coleman. A brawl erupted and continued until the official was tossed across the ring and mayhem ensued. A second referee entered as the fight continued and moments later BOTH referees were counting pinfalls and calling for the bell, with each team being pinned! The officials argued and officials responded by ordering they re-start the match. The bell rang a third time and the Dawson Brothers left with the titles when it sounded again about thirty seconds later.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action on Saturday August 26th at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium for the CWF 2017 JOHNNY WEAVER MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT FINALS! Tickets NOW at cwf247.com!
(Above) CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champion Dawson Brothers collide as they battle the challenge of the Vanguard in main event tag title action at CWF VARSITY BLUES action at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
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Top Shelf's Ian Maxwell, KL3 and Montana Black defeated Court Montgomery, Kalis Miller and Slade Porter in bonus Rising Generation League six-man tag team action.
CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champion Dawson Brothers, Zane and Dave Dawson, defeated So Time's Dirty Daddy and Snooty Foxx in a hard-fought tag title bout to retain their titles.
Current Shine NOVA Champion Priscilla Kelly returned to action at the Sportatorium, in non-title rematch action against the bizarre masked Sis. Kelly wins by submission.
Ethan Alexander Sharpe advances in the 2017 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament courtesy of a surprising pinfall victory over 2006 Johnny Weaver Cup Champion "Handsome" Mitch Connor.
Smith Garrett defeated Cam Carter in first-round 2017 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament action by pinfall in an astounding SEVENTEEN seconds!
Chip Day and CWF RGL Champion Cain Justice fought to a time limit draw in their first-round Weaver Cup match, both men are eliminated from the tournament by rule.
Chet Sterling advances in the 2017 Weaver Cup Tournament courtesy of a pinfall win over All Star Roy Wilkins. Wilkins and the All Stars attacked Sterling post-match prompting a force of nature to respond as Shane "Hurricane" Helms makes the save and demands a tag match against the All Stars!
Chet Sterling and Shane "Hurricane" Helms defeated All Stars Roy Wilkins and Arik Royal with Coach Gemini and Jarry Carey by pinfall in the impromptu tag bout.
Alabama (Aaron Biggs) last eliminating Auburn (Zane Dawson) in ESPN Paul Finebaum SEC Battle Royal action, filmed for ESPN2's Paul Finebaum program in August.
CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee defeated CWF Worldwide Television Champion Aric Andrews to retain his title in a champion versus champion bout. Andrews was set to defend his TV title earlier in the night but insisted he would not wrestle unless it was in the main event. Trevor Lee interrupted and offered to defend his title in the evening's main event.
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns live action on Saturday August 12th for CWF VARSITY BLUES! The 2017 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament continues!
(Above) CWF Heavyweight Champ Trevor Lee interrupts the demands being thrown down by CWF WorldWide Television Champion Aric Andrews at CWF NO EXCUSES 2017 at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium!
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CWF-RGL HEY MAN, CAN WE BORROW YOUR VAN!? Highlighted the Return Of Micheal McAllister; Metallico's Breakout Match(?); and Fun For All!
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The latest addition to the Number Family debuted as the bathrobe-wearing Number Dad entered the ring to take on Metallico in a singles bout between masked competitors. After the ring official removed several handfuls of toys, action figures, baby diapers and assorted clutter, Number Dad locks up with Metallico and a surprising physical altercation followed. Number Dad upheld his family tradition of finding and using shortcuts, but Metallico was able to stay in the battle and take an advantage and a pinfall win over the new masked crumudgeon, ruining his debut.
Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride was introduced next and entered the ring with a house mic to tell the fans about the RCW Event at Riders In The Country on August 6th. Of course, McBride, as he often is, finds himself interrupted by CWF's current Rising Generation League Champion Cain Justice. McBride let Justice talk himself out and finally decided he'd had enough and asked for a REFEREE. The bell rings and Justice begins to doubt his own abilities early as McBride moved forward. The match evened up thanks to the youth of Justice and McBride began to become angry and started blistering the chest of young Justice with open-hand chops. The referee steps in and warns McBride off, and most uncharacteristic of him, McBride tossed the referee across the ring! Justice wins by a rare DQ because McBride assulted the official.
Ethan Alexander Sharpe brought down the crowd with his entrance and in a surprising turn, roared when his opponent Michael McAllister was introduced. Wrestling without a mask for the first time in months, the recently emancipated McAllister began taking apart the wealthiest wrestler on the CWF roster like he owed him cash money. McAllister got a convincing pinfall win in just over five minutes in his first singles action since being reclaimed by former CWF Commissioner William L. Cross, who is still the manager of "the 1st" Ric Converse."
Big bad Mike Mars was out next for a singles bout against So Time's Dirty Daddy and their match could only be described as Fast & Punishing. Dirty provided the speed while Mars used every opportunity that arose to pound on the body of the Dirty Daddy. The relentless beating of Mars took it's toll over time and Dirty Daddy found himself on the wrong end of the pinfall win. Mars, however, wasn't happy with allowing Dirty Daddy to exit under his own power and continued to pound on the fan favorite. Mecha Mercenary, in street clothes and mask, hit the ring as Ethan Sharpe and Number Boy made their way out to help create mayhem. Michael McAllister entered the impromptu fray and someone said "six man tag" and a referee hit the ring, calling for the bell.
The freshest man in the match, Number Boy, started off against Mecha Mercenary and never quite got locked up with him before finding himself being rag-dolled by the friendly robot sammich guy. McAllister & Dirty took turns with the masked son of Number Dad (guessing here) before Sharpe was forced in by an unwanted tag. Mike Mars watched much of the match in disbelief from the ring apron, until the Teenage Dance Party broke out, forcing him to shut off the music and stop the dancing completely. Mars took on each of the three opponents, but also found himself the target of the bodies of his partners, as they were thrown around the ring. The Mecha, MechAllister & Dirty Daddy team wins by pinfall, leaving Sharpe, Number Boy and Mars looking around for someone to blame.
(Above) Dirty Daddy jumps over the ropes onto Ethan Alexander Sharpe & Mike MArs in main event six-man tag teamaction at CWF-RGL HEY MAN, CAN WE BORROW YOUR VAN?! 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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