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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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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.
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(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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Chet Sterling Wins 2017 CWF JOHNNY WEAVER MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT In A Night Of Surprises At The Sportatorium!
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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...
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(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.
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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
1001 Springwood Ave.
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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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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