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The Flying Frenchman Ulysse "OPA" Demos Successfully Defends CWF Rising Generation League Title And Announces He Will Remain In The USA For Several More Weeks For CWF BATTLCADE XIX!
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The final Rising Generation League event on the 2018 calendar began with slow talking "Cowboy" Kool Jay with the house mic telling the fans he has an opportunity to regain a title he's lost at CWF BATTLCADE XIX in a special Magnificent Seven match and needed to work out. The masked 2018 Model Number Man answered the challenge and the bell rang for singles action. A physical battle ensued with the powerful masked man using his brawn to his advantage as often as possible. The duly-elected Sheriff of the Sportatorium defeated the masked man by pinfall and as he's catching his breath, another "challenger" appears in the ring asking for a shot at him.
Despite the size disadvantage, "Cowboy" Kool Jay didn't hesitate to agree to take on Donnie BitDon, who made his way to the ring with Khan O'Kelly at ringside. BitDon turned the Sheriff inside out at least three times during his second match of the night, but he kept returning to his feet. The harder you hit the Cowboy, the harder he repays the favor, paying off with a surprising pinfall over the veteran BitDon. And then another crew appeared on the entrance ramp...
Corruption's Ethan A. Sharpe presents his new partner Dirty Daddy for a shot at the Cowboy, who tells him to "come on" and the bell rings for his THIRD match of the evening. Despite having a second at ringside, Dirty Daddy also fell to "Cowboy" Kool Jay by pinfall, giving him three consecutive pinfall wins on the same night.
Singles action was introduced with Corruption's Ethan A. Sharpe entering the ring to take on "TKO" Teddy Ireland Jr. Sharpe came to the ring with Dirty Daddy at ringside and proceeded to try to dismantle the boxer-turned-pro wrestler. After an underwhelming display of "hand speed" by Sharpe, "TKO" took his opponent to the ground and won with a series of wrestling moves that resulted in a pinfall win. But of course, Dirty Daddy didn't approve of the turn of events...
With both Dirty Daddy and Ethan Sharpe attacking Teddy Ireland Jr., the most unexpected man on the roster made the save, the Iron Man "Cowboy" Kool Jay! A referee enters and declares a tag team match to finish the shenanigans for good and rings the bell. Kool Jay and TKO took a quick advantage but soon found themselves seperated by the Corruption "plan". The Cowboy and the pugilist had their own plan and continued to make timely tags and pour on the heat, but the wiley veteran mind of Sharpe willed his Corruption squad to a surprising pinfall victory.
All Star Mace Li hits the ring for his main event rematch for the CWF Rising Generation League Title against Ulysse "OPA" Demos, with Coach Gemini and Jarry Carey. Gemini dropped to the floor and went to do commentary after the French-born champion made his way to the ring. Mace Li and Ulysse Demos showed the world what they were both capable of doing inside of the squared circle and well before the end of the bout, Gemini excused himself from commentary to take a call, disappearing through the curtains. Demos took the advantage in the match, looked eager to retain the title but soon found himself attacked from behind by a masked man in military fatigues. "TKO" Teddy Ireland Jr. rushed the ring to help fight off the masked man after the referee went down, and Demos wins the bout by pinfall after a second referee makes his way to the ring. Demos and Ireland Jr. then unmask the bad guy, Coach Gemini, who declared that he'd have gotten away with it if not for those meddling kids!
The RGL Champion asked for the house mic and the room got quiet as some were afraid this was where Demos would surrender the title belt, as he was scheduled to return to France the following day. Instead, Ulysse announced to the world that he's gotten permission to remain in the US for a few more weeks and will be here for CWF BATTLECADE XIX! Then he capped off his evening by interrupting the BitDon Twitch Aftershow and having some fun at the expense of Khan O'Kelly.
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to live action Saturday December 29th at 7:30pm at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium for CWF BATTLECADE XIX! Tickets now at cwftickets.com!
(Above) CWF Rising Generation League Champion Ulysse "OPA" Demos reveals he will remain in the US for several weeks longer than first planned at the conclustion of CWF-RGL NO SLEEP TILL PARIS at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium.
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The Flying Frenchman Ulysse "OPA" Demos Wins The CWF Rising Generation League Championship At CWF ROAD TO BATTLECADE At The Sportatorium!
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A wild and crazy CWF THE ROAD TO BATTLECADE kicked off with the debut of Chatanooga TN's "Ichiban Number One" Jaden Newman, who entered to take on the popular "Cowboy" Kool Jay in singles action. The cocky newcomer took the "Sheriff of the Sportatorium" to the edge, staying in his face from bell-to-bell. Fortunately, the Cowboy tends to look at the long game and turned the tides late to pull off a pinfall win over the Scenic City's Finest.
Bellamy Koga returned with debuting tag partner Chase Jordan to square off against Snooty Foxx and "Party Starter" Keith Mack. Mack, dressed in a Santa onesie, had the holiday spirit working for him until Koga decided he was a "Dirty Santa" and took exception to his dance moves. Chase Jordan tagged in and began pummeling Snooty Foxx in the midsection like a heavy bag, to no effect from the big man. Despite Mack having the boots put to him by big Koga, the Snooty/Party Starter team perservered to win by pinfall.
PWI International President William L. Cross entered the ring next with the house mic and a file folder and began to explain that he did indeed have some very personal medical information on Smith Garrett. Garrett interrupted, stomped, screamed, denied and eventually claimed to have been only acting to protect his friend, Ric Converse. That's when Converse made his way to the ring. Cross then revealed that Garrett had been given his medical release to go back to full schedule of competition SIX MONTHS AGO and Converse demanded Garrett face him one-on-one at CWF BATTLECADE XIX. Garrett responded with a cowardly superkick aimed at Converse that struck Cross, sending him to the canvas before Garrett bolted from the ring.
The CEO himself, Donnie BitDon, entered with Khan O'Kelly to take on newcomer David Ali in singles action. The confident executive went to work like he was on a deadline and dispatched the good-looking young prospect in under four and a half minutes with a convincing pinfall win.
With a shot at the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Titles guaranteed to the winners at CWF BATTLECADE XIX, Corruption's Ethan A. Sharpe and Dirty Daddy with injured Cain Justice entered to do battle with "Rampaging Beast" Aaron Biggs and Mike Mars. The fan-favorite Mars/Biggs team roughed up their opponents for much of the match, with Justice remaining at ringside questioning every move Sharpe made from bell-to-bell. The Corruption "plan" seemed to begin to take effect eleven minutes in and Corruption v.2 stole a pinfall win to win a title shot against Redemption at CWF BATTLECADE XIX.
After a few discouraging words from Aric Andrews the CWF Worldwide Title defense was introduced with champion Otto Schwanz making his way to the ring with CEO Donnie BitDon and Director of Marketing Khan O'Kelly for the fan drawing of his opponent. A former two-time CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champion, Bobby Wohlfert, was chosen and he made his way to the ring with his monkey to take on Schwanz in a battle of wills and physicality. A description of the following ten minutes would be either absurd or possibly more confusing than I could ever straighten out, but the fight ended on the canvas with both men trying to land haymakers from their knees. The time limit expired and Schwanz refused to stop, forcing the referee to make a three count in a match that had already concluded.
CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee came to the ring with the house mic to catch the fans up on his career and the coming year when he is released from his contract with Impact. A few minutes in, after a commenting about how he wasn't even sure he was facing at CWF BATTLECADE XIX, Lee was interrupted by the Georgia powerhouse O'Shay Edwards, who let Lee know in no uncertain terms he had came to CWF Mid-Atlantic for the sole reason of releiving him of his remaining title. Lee took exception, called for a referee and gave Edwards a title shot right there on the spot.
The bell rang and a determined champion took the much larger challenger straight to the canvas to equalize the size advantage. He went through parts of his catalog of torment on the big man, who reacted, but refused to back down. Trevor Lee had the upper hand for much of the first half of the match before O'Shay Edwards flipped a switch and took control of the match by willpower and strength alone. In a quite impressive preview of this powerful young competitor, Trevor Lee saw several opportunities for Edwards somehow elude him and allow him to set up the big newcomer for an STF submission hold and force him to tap out.
The Grinch That Stole Christmas Rules eight-man tag team main event required every entrant to put something of value on the line, with the winner of the match taking whatever was put up by the person pinned or submitted. The All Stars team was led to the ring by Jarry Carey, who stood at ringside as "Ace" Arik Royal put up the CWF Golden Ticket, Roy Wilkins put up the PWI International Heavyeight Championship, Mace Li put up the Rising Generation League Championship and Coach Gemini put up his World's Greatest Coach trophy. Their opponents, CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions Redemption's Nick Richards and Michael McAllister put up the tag titles, TKOPA's Ulysse "OPA" Demos put up his passport and "TKO" Teddy Ireland Jr. put up "Little Teddy".
A wild main event romp broke out, lasting nearly forty minutes, with eight men beating on each other like they owed each other money. They squared off in twos, and eventually ALL eight were brawling, eventually littering the ring and ringside with bodies unable to continue but not pinned leaving "Ace" Arik Royal and Mace Li taking on TKOPA's "TKO" Teddy Ireland Jr. and Ulysse "OPA" Demos going wide open until Royal and Ireland hit the concrete leaving Demos and Li battling for the win. "TKO" re-appeared late to assist in helping his partner to his first professional championship, but it was all "OPA" taking advantage of a rare opportunity and executing. Demos exits as the brand new CWF Rising Generation League Champion on the shoulders of the locker room after the match.
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to live action Saturday December 29th at 7:30pm at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium for CWF BATTLECADE XIX! Tickets now at cwftickets.com!
CWF Mid-Atlantic's Rising Generation League returns to center stage on Saturday December 8th at 7:30pm at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium for CWF NO SLEEP TILL PARIS! Tickets now at cwftickets.com!
(Above) All Stars Coach Gemini shows everybody where he was "injured" at the boot of Ulysse "OPA" Demos in main event Grinch That Stole Christmas Rules eight-man tag team action at CWF THE ROAD TO BATTLECADE at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium.
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Redemption's Nick Richards And Michael McAllister Regain CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Titles In A Crazy Four-Team Ladder Rules Tag Title Main Event at CWF ULTIMATE SURVIVOR XVI!
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Traditional Torneo Cibernetico action kicked off CWF ULTIMATE SURVIVOR XVI with the Breakfast Club's Francis Kip Stevens and Abonimable CPA led out "Pale Horse" Josey Quinn, Cuzzin Shaggy, Team Espana's Jos A and Jos B and Kyler Myzery to take on Aaron Biggs' team with Mike Mars, Snooty Foxx, Chris "TNT" Taylor, Bellamy Koga and Labron Kozone in elimination action whe the last man standing wins an invite into the main event. The fight went on for nearly twenty minutes before the first elimination, and continued until only the Breakfast Club, Mike Mars and Aaron Biggs remained. Stevens and CPA successfully forced Biggs' untimely exit from the match, only to see the Abominable CPA tossed over the ropes and then Francis Kip Stevens eliminated, giving Mike Mars the win and his tag team partner of choice a spot in the Four Team Tag Team Ladder Rules main event.
5-on-5 Elimination action entered the arena next pitting Team New School's PWI International Heavyweight Champion Roy wilkins, "Ace" Arik Royal, CWF RGL Champion Mace Li, Aric Andrews and "Pitbull" Steven Idol with Coach Gemini and Jarry Carey in tow against Team Old Schools' "the 1st" Ric Converse, "Infamous Icon" Joey Silvia, "High Definition" Steve Green, "El Fuego" Jesse Ortega and Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride who were accompanied by Tank Lawson, Xsiris and Lee Valiant. When eliminations began, the Pitbull and the popular Boogie Woogie Man were the first to exit the ring. Aric Andrews was ruled eliminated after he fled the ring following a surprise run-in attack by Kamakazi Kid, and then "High Definition" Steve Green was sent to the locker room. Captain Ric Converse exited next after a run-in attack by former friend Smith Garrett, then quickly followed by both "Ace" Arik Royal and PWI Champion Roy Wilkins and then the "Infamous Icon" Joey Silvia. The final two were RGL Champion Mace Li, who outlasted and stole the win from veteran Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega for an "All Stars And Friends" victory.
CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee and TKOPA's "TKO" Teddy Ireland Jr. and Ulysse "OPA" Demos hit the ring to take on Team BitDon's CEO Donnie BitDon, CWF Worldwide Television Champion Otto Schwanz and the 2018 Model Number Man with BitDon Corp's Director of Marketing Khan O'Kelly in Triathlon Survivor Rules action. The first fall is traditionally a singles bout, the second a traditional tag team match and if needed, the third fall would be a six-man rules tag team match. Fall one lasted every bit of fourteen seconds after Trevor Lee submitted Number Man with a flourish. Team BitDon evened the score in fall two, with a pinfall win by BitDon and Schwanz over TKOPA. The third fall started with Trevor Lee kicked off of the ring apron into the floor, pretty much leaving it 2-on-4 (counting O'Kelly) for much of the last fifteen minutes plus of the bout.
When Trevor Lee did return to the apron and then to the ring, he took control and finished off the masked Number Man by slamming him into the already prone Donnie BitDon. The fan favorites won the third and deciding fall as the CWF Worldwide Television Champion somewhat confused and angry as the celebration began.
Corruption's Ethan Sharpe and Cain Justice, Dirty Daddy and Nick Richards, CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions Blazing Saddles' "Cowboy" Kool Jay and "Marshal" Michael McAllister and the Monsters of the Midway Mike Mars and "Rampaging Beast" Aaron Biggs entered the ring with ladders set up in the corners on the floor and both CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title belts hanging from the ceiling. It's every man for himself, as whoever brings the belts down from the ceiling becomes new tag champions, regardless of the combination or allegiance. "Marshal" McAllister secured the first title belt and retired to ringside to watch the conclusion of the bout as the other seven continued to fight. Corruption's Ethan Sharpe shoved Cain Justice from the ladder, cueing Justice to attack the cowardly Sharpe. Dirty Daddy intervened on behelf of Sharpe and was revealed to be part of Corruption, but was unable to forsee McAllister at ringside slipping through the ropes to stop Dirty Daddy from preventing Nick Richards from winning the second title belt. The team of Redemption began their second reign Saturday night. McAllister's record as tag champion continues.
CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to live action Saturday December 1st at 7:30pm at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium for CWF THE ROAD TO BATTLECADE! Tickets now at cwftickets.com!
(Above) Corruption's Cain Justice tries to re-injure the arm of Nick Richards with a ladder in the main event Four Team Tag Title Ladder Match at CWF ULTIMATE SURVIVOR XVI at Gibsonville NC's Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium.
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Benefit Championship Wrestling Earns $1853.00 For Relay For Life AND Crowns A New Heavyweight Champion at CRUSHING CANCER!
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Positive Attitude Youth Center
With the support of wrestling fans AND great sponsors, Benefit Championship Wrestling pitched tent at the Positive Attitude Youth Center for BCW CRUSHING CANCER, a benefit for Relay For Life. Singles action kicked off the afternoon's matches with Donnie BitDon tangling with Frenchman Ulysse "OPA" Demos. Demos angered BitDon, BitDon turns and attacks both his opponent AND the referee, which was a mistake. Referee Teddy Ireland Jr. happens to be Demos' regular tag partner and they doubled up on the big BitDon and took him down for a pinfall win.
The Kamakazi Kid entered next to scrap with big Snooty Foxx in singles action. Kazi took a quick advantage in the bout but Foxx got a second wind and turned the tables on the masked man, winning with a convincing pinfall.
Three-way Tag Team Championship action hit the ring next as the BCW Tag Team Champions $outh$ide Playas' J-Money and Will B. Smooth were led to the ring by Nick D. The challengers entered, with Redemption's Nick Richards and Michael McAllister and then the team of Mike Mars and "Mini-Mars" James Johnson. A spirited and gritty fight ensued with the Playas retaining their tag titles with a pinfall win.
First Blood Rules action hit the building next with Sean Cruise trying to start his match against Tre-G with a surprise Pearl Harbor attack which backfired when Tre-G entered from the public entrance behind Cruise. Cruise's tag partner Steven Idol joined in and together made sure the referee saw Tre-G bleeding before seeing Cruise, giving Cruise the win.
"Pitbull" Steven Idol was introduced to challenge BCW NC Champion Chris "TNT" Taylor. In a crazy turn of events, Idol was awarded the title only to have his celebration interrupted by Tre-G, who showed the referee a double-team attack the referee missed before the three-cound on his phone, prompting the official to re-start the match. Taylor pinned Idol moments later and relieved the official of having to care for the BCW NC Title belt until May.
The Corporate Number Dad entered with Number Man to take on "Rampaging Beast" Aaron Biggs in singles action. The masked man's offense was mostly hit and miss (I didn't say 'hit OR miss' intentionally) and the popular Biggs squashed both his opponent and his second with a Double Thesz Press and an impressive demanded five count pinfall.
The Geordie Bulldogs' Sean and Mark Denny entered next for tag team action against the Gymnasty Boys' Timmy Lou Retton and "White" Mike. After a few tie-ups, a dance contest erupted before the regularly scheduled tag team bout continued. The Gymnastys took the duke by pinfall to a roar from the crowd.
Cain Justice hit the ring next to battle "OMG" James Ryan in singles action. A spirited hard-hitting fight erupted, with Ryan able to keep out of Justice's normal submission set-ups, but wasn't able to fight off the final three count, Justice over by pinfall.
The Dawson Brothers demanded (and recieved) not one, but three different ring entrances until they were satisfied with the crowd response. Opponents Brad Attitude and "Ace" Arik Royal followed suit and had some fun demanding their own different introductions before war broke out in the ring. Four of the hardest-hitting guys in the business went to it full tilt with the Dawson Brothers stealing the pinfall victory after all four men began to fight around the arena.
Billy Brash made his way to the ring to take on Ethan Case in main event BCW Heavyweight Title action for the vacant championship. A back-and-forth dance followed with Case evading many attacks of Brash and returning the favor with shots of his own. Case perservered and ended up with his hand raised by the official after being presented the BCW Heavyweight Title for his pinfall victory.
Benefit Championship Wrestling wishes to thank the fans and it's loyal sponsors for giving us the opportunity to do good for our community. All About Roofing and Willow Tree Muffler led the sponsorship charge, with strong support by Martha Moss & Rylan, Super Save Pawn, RJR Electric, Southern Events Unlimited, East 70 Service Station, Over Yonder Tavern, Mye Tavern, FA Jenkins Construction Co., Jamie Terry (Eastern Class of '95), Daniel Hill Mechanics and Terry's Towing & Garage. IndyInsiders applauds the efforts by everyone involved, it takes a team to win big!
Benefit Championship Wrestling returns to live action Sunday May 19th at 7:30pm at Burlington NC's Positive Attitude Youth Center to benefit our hosts, the Positive Attitude Youth Center!
(Above) New BCW Heavyweight Champion Ethan Case shows off his new bling along with referee Bobby Garner following the main event at BCW CRUSHING CANCER at Burlington NC's Positive Attitude Youth Center.
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Stardate: 11.15.18 9:55 pm
Seems like we just did this in the last Soapbox, but hats off to Jimmy Harris for his efforts with Benefit Championship Wrestling, which raised $1853.00 for Relay For Life as a result of his big event BCW CRUSHING CANCER. BCW returns to live action in May 2019. You'll hear about it right here, kids!
Summer 2018 was as hot as expected, wrestling-wise. PWI International debuted a new championship, the PWI Central Carolinas Championship in Chapel Hill NC, with hometown hero Snooty Foxx becoming the first-ever champion. The CWF Summer schedule blew everybody's minds and now we're rolling toward the grand-daddy of them all in December, CWF BATTLECADE 19!
Yes, fans the 20th year of CWF Mid-Atlantic events kicks off in January 2019 at CWF New Years Knockout! So one must assume that 2019 will cap with our 20th Anniversary Battlecade. Getting shivers thinking about that one this far out.
Not going to lie, I made a new friend the moment I met Ulysse Demos at the Sportatorium. He has a magnetic personality, he's outgoing, friendly and perhaps the best single ambassador from France to EVER come to the USA. Ulysse made it happen, coming across the Atlantic to spend a couple of months training at the CWF Dojo & Training Center and has made such an impression on the fans, the wrestlers and everyone he's met that parting will indeed be sad. I really hope he becomes a huge star in his home promotion of Orleans when he returns home in December, I know I'm going to miss his enthusiasm and humor as well as his antics in the ring. The first thing he told me when we met was "I play bass and sing" which is a pretty fair mirror of what I do in music, so I knew we'd be friends right away.
Be sure to get out to see Ulysse "OPA" Demos during his last few matches in the USA, he's tearing it up in the ring and he's turning heads everywhere he goes. And yes, it is true. I do sometimes get the urge to throw my fist in the air and yell "OPA!" at random strangers. #TrueStory
A tip of the cap to a veteran who changed everything and is making quite the name for himself. For years Donnie Dollar$ stayed in the background of a group setting, despite winning tag team gold. He reinvented himself and became Donnie BitDon, someone right out of the pages of Fortune magazine, with his own unique logo set and corporate look. One thing that hasn't changed, his boot can make you think little birdies are spinning around your head. Way to go Donnie! Great effort and look.
Everybody be safe during the upcoming holiday season, and if you're going to drive, please don't drink. The life you save may be MINE!
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