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While we cover many wrestling companies here at WDR, we only cover the best wrestling companies, so occasionally we have a free weekend, and we just can't have that. So, starting this Friday, June 3rd, we will debut "Unholstered." A live Facebook broadcast any Friday night that WDR has nowhere to be. Unholstered will be NO HOLDS BARRED! We will also open the comments, and you can ask any questions you want, but let's make them wrestling related, and not X-rated please. Adam is known for never holding back, and he will be in true form each and every episode. Please join us for the debut of "Unholstered" this Friday, June 3rd at 9pm!
Adam Leavelle Is #Over
Signs about Adam, WDR, and even Adam Leavelle masks, were in the audience of a Pennsylvania company that WDR doesn't support, or attend. How does Adam feel about that?
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On Pro Wrestling Empire's Collateral Damage show, this past Saturday, May 21st, it was announced that the former promoter, and owner of Lancaster Championship Wrestling, and current podcast co-host with Adam Leavelle (Perfect Podcast, found here on the podcast page) will be making an appearance with Hollywood's Finest! This is huge news, and leaves everyone wondering what he has planned!
PWE Recap and Review!
Pro Wrestling Empire continues to grow, so much so that they’ve announced that much of their next show, Clash of the Titans, on Saturday, October 22nd, will be filmed for local television! This past Saturday though, May 2st, it was PWE’s third show, Collateral Damage. Wrestling Done Right was there for our live pre-show (Found on my Facebook page HERE) “Indy Wrestling Saturday,” but now it’s time to bring you our post show review and recap.
The show kicked off with a tag team bout between The Regulators and American Adrenaline. The Regulators, a team of two former police officers, dominated most of the match, and sent AA packing with a big win, moving up the ranks in The PWE tag team scene, ever closer to becoming the first PWE tag team champions.
This match is what you’d expect a preshow match to be, decent, but nothing you’d regret missing if you got to the show late. My issue with the match is that American Adrenaline is a team that works nowhere outside of PWE, and that easily shows. The Regulators have worked a few other places, so they deserved the win, but I still wonder how they stand up to the likes of other teams in the area like The Blood Bound Warriors, and The Wildcardz? It’s never a great thing when a wrestling match makes you think of other wrestlers.
The official show kicked off with “The Untouchable Kevin Murphy appreciation night.” Murphy, the infamous leader of Hollywood’s Finest, has more fans than you might imagine, and they were clearly showing their appreciation of him until Ryan Kolby interrupted for the start of their match. Kolby, once the leader of Hollywood’s Finest, was attacked by Murphy, and kicked out of the faction over a year ago. This was never settled in the ring, and this night both men wrestled one of the best matches I have personally ever seen either wrestle. The crowd was split evenly, as was the match up, until Murphy used the ropes for leverage and pinned one half of The Heroes for Hire. Murphy then proceeded to beat down Kolby until he was rescued by The Mercenary.
This match was solid, you could tell there had been a lot of preparation beforehand, but I much prefer that to sloppy work. Both guys looked good, and Kolby isn’t really hurt by the loss, due to being part of a solid tag team in Heroes for Hire, with Zack Rayne.
As Murphy retreated to the ramp, he announced who Mercenary’s opponent would be this evening. And it was none other than a returning Miss Brianna, BooKoo Bucks! Brianna, having been out for over a year, was happy to be back, taking on Mercenary in a no holds barred match. She used a cane to unmercifully beat on Mercenary, until he refused to take anymore, and delivered a huge Samoan drop for the victory. Mercenary was livid, and said that PWE owner Colin Bright promised him that if he won his match tonight, that he would have a match with Murphy on the October show, with any stipulation he wanted! Colin Bright made his way to ringside, and said this is indeed true. Mercenary then challenged Murphy to a “Hell in a cell” match! Murphy smirked, until Bright said that he had indeed procured a cell, and the match would happen. It would not only happen, but Hollywood’s Finest’s manager, Andy Vineberg, would be locked in that cell as well, with not only Mercenary, and Murphy, but Colin himself!
This match was nothing special obviously, but it was nice to see BooKoo back, and it was a solid set up to a HIAC match up in October. My other thoughts on this situation? Murphy is a fair wrestler, but a top notch entertainer. Vineberg is an excellent manager in every aspect. Bright is a respectable owner, authority figure. Mercenary…while maybe a wonderful man behind the paint, his gimmick is poor, his look is even worse, and he doesn’t come off the least bit “menacing.” Some of you think I’m just a jerk, or too picky. Let’s be fair here…take a look at this picture and decide for yourself.
Am I a jerk, or simply honest? I’ve heard rumor that The Mercenary is working on his image, his gear, etc. I certainly hope that’s the case. If he takes constructive criticism, and improves those things, maybe I can take him serious. As is, I was highly annoyed, and frustrated, that he defeated BooKoo Bucks!
Next up it was a member of the one and only Anoa’I family, in Lance Anoa’I, taking on the very creepy, and strange, Jason Gory. In a very solid clash of styles, these two worked one of the best matches of the night. Just when Lance seemed to have total control, and was preparing to put Gory down, something that’s very difficult to do for anyone, Gory dropped a hypodermic needle that he seemingly was preparing to use on Lance in some way! This distracted, and apparently horrified referee Bruce Delaney, who put on his latex gloves in order to pick it up, and dispose of it. As he was doing so, Gory spit his red blood mist into the face of Lance, and rolled him up just as the referee turned around, and counted the 1-2-3, giving Gory a big win.
This match was very solid, a good indy wrestling match up. Solid work from both guys, and the hypodermic needle was something I’ve never seen before, and made me enjoy the match, and ending all the more.
Local favorite Richie Nightmare then took on Blackwater in a very short match. Much of the start was both guys playing to the crowd, something you never can do against Nightmare on a Harrisburg show. Richie made quick work of Blackwater, hitting his finish about 5 minutes in. Afterwards Nightmare shook his opponent’s hand, and said he hopes to see him back in PWE. Nightmare then demanded to know why he wasn’t placed in the main event, TLC match up, for a shot at becoming the first ever PWE champion. After all, he’s popular, and defeated BJ Walker on the last show in a brutal falls count anywhere match. Colin Bright came to the stage and agreed to put Richie into the match. This brought out Hollywood’s Finest associate, C.M. Serenyi, who snatched a pink folding chair from the founding Nightmare nation fan in attendance, and proceeded to unmercifully beat down Richie with it. Serenyi took out both knees with brutal shots, leaving Nightmare laying. It was obvious to all that this would likely leave Richie out of the TLC main event, and it was announced later, that this was the case.
What do I even say here? Richie is over, he has a ton of fans in Central Pennsylvania, and he tries really hard. He seems to be a great guy, and he has a solid look! He wears good gear, (but don’t ask me why he wears kickpads) and looks like a professional wrestler, though he’s not in ring shape, fixing that alone would help him tremendously. He will work other shows here and there, but overall is just a local guy. I’ve seen worse, but when I am getting messages from fans that have just been exposed to him, asking why he’s so popular, that tells you something is wrong. In my opinion he’s sort of like Roman Reigns, but instead of being pushed by a major company onto the fans, the fans are pushing him onto the companies in this area. It’s great for all those who love him so, but for everyone else, it’s just sort of an annoying mystery.
It was then the women’s turn to shine, as Roxanne Steel, Tess Valentine, Vanity, and Mandy Leon faced off in a fatal four way elimination match. Roxanne grabbed the house mic and said there was no need for this match, as she is the best woman in the area, and she was sick of PWE bringing in others that were no challenge to her. This caused the other three ladies to join forces, beating Roxanne down, and eliminating her immediately from the contest. Vanity seemed hampered in some way, as she was slower than usual, and as such found herself eliminated soon after Steel was, but when she was pinned, her leg was draped across the bottom rope, and Referee Bruce Delany didn’t notice it at all! It was unfortunate to see a referee’s lack of attention costing someone like Vanity her spot in this match up. This bout had quickly turned into a traditional one on one match between Tess Valentine and Mandy Leon. Both women worked solidly, and had a good match. I believe most assumed the Ring of Honor wrestler would prevail, but much like Chuck and I predicted on the pre-show, you cannot under estimate Valentine, and I suspect Leon may have done so just a little, and found herself on the losing end of that mistake. Tess Valentine picked up a big win, moving up the rankings of the PWE women’s division.
While I was disappointed to see Vanity out so early, Valentine and Leon worked well together. While I have nothing against Leon, I was happy to see Tess Valentine get a big win, and I want to see just how far she goes in PWE.
In a match that I don’t want to even give much time to, The Party Nerds took on Horror Core, SwiftSylde, and The Star Lords to see which tag team would advance towards the PWE tag titles. The Star Lords won a pretty dull match that was outshined by the break up, and fight, between Swift Kick Canon and Slyder.
Look, I don’t get any of these teams. Horror Core are okay, but their size keeps me from taking them overly serious as “monsters.” The Party nerds were filler, as this was the last show for Dexter McPoindexter, and I’ll never understand the popularity of The Star Lords, a cheap version of Heroes for Hire, that I think are over because of their entrance theme. Let’s just move along.
In a match to determine a finalist for the push to crown the first ever PWE champion, Laszlo Arpad would take on Kai Katana in a submissions match…or so we thought. After Arpad made his entrance, and awaited Katana, C.M. Serenyi came dragging Katana out, battered and beaten, barely conscience! Arpad and Serenyi celebrated Laszlo’s easy advance, only to be interrupted by Heroes for Hire’s Zack Rayne and Ryan Kolby. Rayne was irate, and told Arpad he was not going to just walk into the finals of the PWE title tournament, and said he would take Katana’s spot. This was agreed upon by PWE management, and the bout was underway. This match was a show stealer, as Rayne and Arpad gave each other everything they had. Rayne fought like a man possessed, and backed the bigger man down numerous times. It was clear Arpad wasn’t expecting this, and fought on his heels most of the bout. In frustration, Arpad nailed his dreaded “Sword of Attila” clothesline finisher, forgetting it was a submissions only match. After arguing with the referee for not counting a pin fall, Arpad locked in a horribly painful looking full nelson camel clutch, that he later informed me, is called “The Heroes Square!” As valiantly as Rayne fought, I don’t see any man not tapping to such a brutal hold, as Rayne did, giving Arpad a path into the finals for the PWE championship. Hollywood’s Finest all came to the ring to celebrate, when Colin Bright interrupted to inform them that the title picture wasn’t just going to be all about them. Bright announced that in October, there would be a Royal Rumble style match to determine another contender to the first ever PWE championship match!
This bout between Arpad and Rayne was top notch, and clearly one of, if not the show stealer. Both men gave it their all, and showed that central Pennsylvania has many top notch talents in the world of pro wrestling. This is the kind of match I like to see on wrestling cards, and something I could see making both men a bigger deal.
BJ Walker would then introduce his “Icon Hour” segment to much applause. Walker is very over with the local wrestling fans, and they have been wanting him to have bigger, and better opportunities. Walker made his way to the ring dressed in a nice suit, and carrying an expensive bottle of liquor. The Icon proceeded to tell anyone booing him just how foolish they were, before announcing that he was declaring himself number one in the PWE Royal Rumble style match on the October, Clash of the Titans show. This brought out Shane Malice, who seem to declare himself Walker’s first guest. Malice questioned Walker’s attitude, and told him that if he was declaring himself number one, he was declaring himself number two! Walker smirked, and told Malice “If you want to be the second guy in that match, and the first guy out, I’ll be happy to oblige, just shake my hand!” When Malice shook Walker’s hand, he got a face full of whatever expensive “adult beverage” Walker had brought to the ring with him, and a few stomps and kicks as well.
Walker is great, I’ve been saying that for over a year now. Here’s hoping this Icon Hour continues, and he uses it to become a Roddy Piper kind of heart getting heel with it. Malice is a strong, “enforcer” style of wrestler that should match up well against Walker. I am looking forward to these two possibly having a long feud in PWE, and to more Icon Hours!
The special guest of the evening, Buff Bagwell, faced off against “The Flex Express’s “Sizzling Stan Styles” who of course had his ever present valet Destiny by his side. As if that wasn’t enough, he also brought along his tag team partner, Total Alpha TJ Mathis. Bagwell, 46 years old, moved around the ring like a 30 year old, and tied up Styles often, frustrating him, and causing Mathis and Destiny to get involved as often as they could. At one point Bagwell was tossed from the ring, allowing Destiny and Mathis to get in his way just enough to give the count out win to Sizzling Stan. This didn’t sit well with Colin Bright who came to the stage, and announced that the match would restart, and if Destiny or Mathis interfered they would not work for PWE again! After another ten minutes of a well fought contest, Bagwell got the victory. Colin Bright came to the ring to congratulate him, only to be attacked by Bagwell! As Bagwell walked out with The Flex Express, Andy Vineberg appeared on the stage, and handed Bagwell an envelope full of cash for “doing the right thing.” Vineberg then went on to promise that he and Hollywood’s Fines would soon own the PWE, because Colin was nothing but a mistake in the world of wrestling, just like his conception was, alongside route 83, where all the accidents happen!
This match was fun, as Bagwell looked good, and performed solidly. It allowed not only Styles to get over, but his entire team. Even with a loss, it didn’t matter, as it was all a ploy to see Bright humiliated. The Flex Express look good, and perform solidly, and should be in the tag team mix for sure, it needs them. Vineberg keeps inserting himself anywhere that’s important, making Hollywood’s Finest more and more important, as well as hated, as it should be.
Finally, and I do mean finally, as I reach page 5 on Microsoft Word for this recap/review, it was time for the main event! In an insane Tables, Ladders, and chairs match, where the winner would advance to the finals for the PWE championship, Hollywood’s Finest Eddie Smooth would take on Sean Carr, Shane Strickland (Lucha Underground’s Killshot) and AR Fox! While several fans complained on social media that having these four incredible wrestlers face off in a gimmicked, four way match was a “waste,” these guys made them all eat those words! This bout was worthy of a Wrestlemania moment, as every competitor threw their body’s all over the venue, and caution to the wind. I can’t even begin to recap everything that went on, but it was a wrestling fans dream! From ladder spots, to chair shots, to AR Fox falling from one level of the venue, through a table, onto the floor, via Sean Carr superkick, you had to be there to believe it. At one point Strickland hit Eddie Smooth with a hurricurrinna from the top rope, through a table, that put Smooth out of the match, onto a gurney, for the second half of the match! As Fox and Strickland seemed to team up to take out Carr, and then ascend to see which could capture the briefcase above the ring, that had the title match contract in it, Eddie Smooth rushed back to the ring, took both men out, and climbed the ladder to claim that all for himself, as the winner of the match up! Was he playing possum? It’s likely he was, but that’s Hollywood’s Finest for you, and to think…they are “only getting started!”
Wow…if Collateral Damage had only been this main event match, it still would have been worth the price of admission! While it ran longer than I like to see wrestling shows run, it was a solid effort, and an entertaining night. I have to subtract points for most of the tag team action, as it was just subpar, but matches like Lance/Gory, Arpad/Rayne, Styles/Bagwell, /The ladies,/ And my lord that main event, they won more points back than they lost, giving the show a respectable 8/10 overall. Keep The Icon Hour, find better tag teams, and keep everything else the same, and PWE will work their way to a 9/10 from me as they will be even more… Wrestling Done Right!
The UWE used to be one of the hottest wrestling tickets in town, until politics and money issues shattered it, leaving many of us still wondering exactly how it happened. However, before fans could get too frustrated, Pro Wrestling Empire rose to take its place, and so far, each show has been better than the last. The Empire seems determined to build its Kingdom on the backs of the best wrestlers they can find, while still allowing local wrestlers an opportunity to showcase what they have to offer alongside guys like AR Fox, Eddie Smooth, Shane Strikland, Sean Carr, and Façade.
Collateral Damage brings in top names like Fox, and Strickland, once again while also providing local favorites like Stan Styles an opportunity against former WCW and WWE superstar Buff “The Stuff” Bagwell. Let’s take a look at the entire announced card.
The special attraction match is “Sizzling” Stan Styles taking on former WCW/WWF star Marcus “Buff” Bagwell. Bagwell, still not an old man, will be a very tough challenge for Styles, who is trying to use Bagwell to prove that he is the real deal, and should be booked just as much as any of his contemporaries. Styles is never without his valet, Destiny, so Bagwell will have to have eyes in the back of his head here. I’m very anxious to see how this match unfolds, and what Styles has to show.
Central Pennsylvania’s favorite man in pink, Richie Nightmare takes on the very experienced and better traveled Blackwater. While Nightmare has faced stiff competition in the Harrisburg region, Blackwater has trained at the CZW Dojo, and has performed much more regularly. Nightmare has a large following, and will have his “Nightmare Nation” behind him here, as always, and it’s going to take every ounce of energy that they can instill in the former UWE Champion to overcome Blackwater.
Another local favorite, The Mercenary, has been literally begging for more attention and he will get his shot against a mystery opponent. Ever a thorn in the side of Hollywood’s Finest leader, Kevin Murphy, just who does PWE have in store for Mercenary? Will it be someone sympathetic to Hollywood’s Finest? Will it be someone Murphy has hired to come in and take out Mercenary? Will Mercenary be able to step up and prove that he’s got what it takes to step outside the PWE region and go toe to toe with anyone? WDR will be watching this match with notepad in hand, making sure to fairly review the efforts of both men in this match.
The Untouchable Kevin Murphy has been promising all kinds of announcements, and surprises for Collateral Damage, but he first has to take on a longtime nemesis, and the original leader of Hollywood’s Finest, Ryan Kolby. Kolby, one half of Heroes for Hire, will be seconded by his partner Zack Rayne, in an effort to thwart any involvement from Murphy’s stable mates, Eddie Smooth, and Laszlo Arpad. If this can be kept in order it should be a very solid match up with a solid story behind it, going back years. My fear is that it turns into a giant brawl.
In a women’s match we will see Roxanne Steele vs. Tess Valentine, vs Mandy Leon vs Vanity. These four women want to be the first women’s champion, they want to be the woman that is the face of the women’s division of PWE. They want to kill each other! Roxanne Steele has felt disrespected for some time now, as the area keeps bring women in to feature, while she’s been faithful for years now. Tess Valentine also feels overlooked, and doesn’t like Roxanne’s attitude. Mandy Leon is a Ring of Honor star, and major favorite of fans everywhere, and Vanity just wants to kick someone’s ass. The winner of this bout will stake their claim as being THE woman of the PWE, and possibly all of Central Pennsylvania.
In a tag team tournament six teams will battle it out to stake their claim as being legit, and deserving of an eventual shot at the PWE tag team titles. American Adrenaline, The Regulators, The Starlords, Swift Slyde, Horror Core, and The Party Nerds better have the best matches of their careers as many eyes will be on this card and this is the chance of each of their lifetimes to impress? Can they do it? Sure they can, will they? I will let you know with my post show write up.
We now get into the meat of this card, and what better way to introduce that, than with BJ Walker’s “The Icon Hour!” Walker, one of if not the best talker in this region, finally gets his moment with his very own “Pipers Pit” style segment. While we have no idea what Walker is going to do here, I for one don’t care, as I trust it’s going to be great. Have a seat at table three and shut up!
Lance Anoa’I of the infamous Anoa’I family, arrives at PWE along with his opponent Jason Gory. Anoa’I, a high flying, tough as nails, Samoan fighter will have his work cut out for him with Gory, a man that is very difficult to take off his feet and seems to almost enjoy pain! The styles clash here should make for a great match.
Finally, there will be two match ups where the winners will advance to a match that will decide the first ever PWE Champion! Laszlo Arpad, the wild Hungarian and resident beast of Hollywood’s Finest, takes on Kai Katana in a submission match! While Arpad is great at inflicting pain and beating down his opponents, I’ve never seen him concentrate on submissions. Katana on the other hand is very agile, and smooth. He will rely on speed and possibly the use of oriental nerve holds to try and wear down the Hungarian Hero. This match could go either way, but if Katana gets caught in the dreaded “Sword of Attila” he will submit to whatever it is that comes next.
In what is a completely insane bout, four of the best wrestlers in the world today throw their wrestling abilities out the window as they face off in a tables, ladders, and chairs match. AR Fox, Sean Carr, Eddie Smooth, and Shane Strickland will have to try and kill each other if they want to make it to the championship match. My only issue here is, won’t the winner be completely wiped out, and beat up, in the championship match? Won’t either Arpad or Katana have an easier time facing a man that just went through a destructive TLC match with three guys that could main event anywhere on Earth? My other concern is what if the championship match is between Hollywood’s Finest members Laszlo Arpad and Eddie Smooth? Will we get a legitimate match? Or some kind of WCW finger poke of doom scenario? One thing is for sure, if you want to get the PWE championship, you’ve got to go through hell to do so! That’s “wrestling done right!”
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Indy Wrestling Saturday returned to the scene at The Monster factory LLC, for The MFPW show on Saturday night, May 14th, 2016! Danny Cage runs a very tight ship, so we at Wrestling Done Right were delighted to be welcomed in by him, and his team. Unfortunately we had some wifi issues that cut our pre-show just a little short, but we will work out the kinks and improve with each live broadcast! We’ve already secured some lighting, and registered with Xfinity wifi hotspots to help us going forward.
The MFPW show kicked off with two pre-show matches, beginning at 6:30pm. One which included a returning Major McCLendon, who looked good, and another featuring the MFPW tag team champs, Paid in Full vs the Blood Bound Warriors, who were off synch all match long, and actually began fighting with each other at the end of the match, costing them the victory. We will be keeping an eye on that developing situation.
The show officially began at 7pm sharp with former NXT star Bull James taking on MFPW stand out, and leading member of Rico De La Vega's Beast Cartel, Nick Comoroto. This match was two huge gladiators going full bore. From the opening bell, when Comoroto challenged Bull to do his best, withstanding numerous shoulder blocks, to Bull finally tossing Comoroto across the ring, this match was full of power moves, as each man wanted to show the other up. Bull, looking better than ever, quieted the attempted chant of “Bullfit,” and wrestled like a man out to prove something. Comoroto, determined to prove he can go toe to toe with anyone, nearly pulled the upset numerous times, until Bull finally put him away with a huge pedigree! Of course, true to form, Rico, and Fallah Bahh stormed the ring, and attacked Bull, but “The Reel life heels” Punisher Martinez, and Matt Riddle chased them out, and celebrated with Bull, to the fans delight.
Next up, the debuting Matt Macintosh came out to face Clutch Adams. While Adams came to the ring in his gear, he was visibly limping, so the fans seemed to suspect something afoul from MFPW’s resident excuse maker. True to form, Adams claimed that upon arriving in Paulsboro, he tripped on litter that the disgusting people of the area left lying around the parking lot, twisting his ankle. As such, he would not be able to wrestle, but instead Macintosh would take on Cody Vance. Vance ridiculed Adams, but accepted the match as Adams limped away to the back. Macintosh and Vance put on a clinic, as the well-known indy performer Macintosh was determined to win his first MFPW match, and Vance, always fueled by the MFPW fans, wanted to continue his climb of the MFPW rankings. Just when it looked like Vance may get the victory, Macintosh fell to the matt, clutching his leg. As the referee checked on him, Clutch Adams came to the ring, and nailed Cody Vance. Suddenly recovering, Macintosh hit a huge leaping stomp onto Vance’s chest, and scored the three count.
The ending of the Macintosh/Vance match brought out MFPW promoter Danny Cage. Cage confronted Clutch Adams, and told him that his leg seemed a lot better, and as such, he would be wrestling tonight. Adams protested, but the crowd insisted that Adams wrestle, and Cage agreed, announcing his opponent, Anthony Bowens. Bowens, looking like he was carved out of granite, came into the ring on fire, and tossed the former MFPW Champion around the ring like a rag-doll. Adams however, soon got on his game, and went toe to toe with Bowens in an amazing match up that saw numerous near falls, and a match so smooth that it gives me high hopes for both men’s future in the wrestling business. Adams however resorted to bringing a chair into the ring. As the referee tried to keep Adams from using the weapon, Cody Vance comes to the ring and confronted Adams. Bowens, using his ring smarts, takes advantage of the distractions, and Adams loss of focus, and gets the victory. Adams is irate, and promises to repay Vance for costing him the match.
The next match was a styles clash if ever there has been one, as Matthew Riddle took on another member of “The Beast Cartel” in Fallah Bahh. Danny Cage came to ringside and made Nick Comoroto leave, because he was sick of seeing matches end in interference. Comoroto wasn’t happy, but obliged. I’ll have to admit that I thought Riddle would win this easily, but for such a large man, Bahh has great cardio, and more power than I expected him to have, as he tossed Riddle across the ring numerous times to start the match. This took the former UFC star out of his game, and he suffered a beat down for several minutes, before regaining his composure, landing his famous strikes on the big man, wearing him down some. Rico provided many distractions to give Bahh the upper hand again, but Riddle overcame, and nailed his springboard knee to the face, for another notch in his win column.
After the intermission was what I’ve decided I’m calling the match that stole the show. Every match was good, so making this determination was difficult for me to do, but the 4 way bout for the MFPW Super Sonic Championship was one of the best 4 way matches I’ve ever seen. Chris LeRusso, Anthony Bennett, Chris Steelers, and LSG, put on a show! Before this match, I had never seen a 4 way that didn’t consist of one or two of the wrestlers laying on the ringside floor, as the other wrestlers performed center ring. This match consisted of all 4 men being in the ring 90% of the match! They pulled it off by performing as if the bout were a tornado tag team match, as LeRusso and Steelers worked together, as Bennett and LSG worked together. However, that said, each of those men would turn on the other the second the right moment struck, and they would not allow the other to get the pin fall either. In the end, LSG benefited the most from these tactics, as pin fall after pin fall was interrupted. LSG capitalized the one moment he had, when only he and one other wrestler (Steelers) was in the ring, and got the 1-2-3 to retain. Bennett celebrated with LSG, then suddenly kicked him in the crotch, and said that title was going to be his again!
Mario Bokara, The Croatian Sensation, who went all the way to the finals of The MFPW Cup, was out next. The MFPW fans legitimately hate this man, and anxiously awaited to see who his opponent was going to be. They were delighted when Benchmark Bill Daley was announced. Daley has been working hard to make a major upswing in professional wrestling, and has been trying to impress The MFPW faithful for months. Daley used the crowd support to give Bokara all he could handle, but Bokara is a beast, and he dominated most of the match up, taunting the fans with every move, telling them things like “this is for you!” As Bokara went to finish Daley off, he nailed a huge german suplex that he held onto, with a bridging pin. The ref made the three count, and Bokara celebrated what he thought was another win. However, the referee signaled that Daley lifted his shoulder before the three count, while Bokara’s were down, giving Benchmark a major win! Bokara was not happy, and let the crowd know that they would all pay for this injustice.
Miranda Vionette, or M.V. for short, stormed the ring, determined to win her MFPW girls title back from Britt Baker. M.V., once beloved by The MFPW faithful is now hated. M.V. grew so much, so fast, that it all went to her head, and she believes no one can touch her talent, looks, and ability. Britt Baker, trained by Candace LeRae came to The MFPW and showed M.V. how wrong she was, and took her Girl’s title away from her in a great match. This would be no different as both ladies put on a stellar show. Baker’s strikes, and kicks did M.V. in though in the end, and she retained The MFPW Girls title. Amazingly enough though, M.V. seemed undaunted, and arrogantly left ringside with her head held high.
In the main event, The Miracle Mike Bennett challenged for The MFPW championship against the champion, Punisher Martinez. Martinez has owned The MFPW for a long while now, being the face of the company, and taking on challenges from top name wrestlers across the world. Bennett, after leaving one of the hottest factions in Ring of Honor, has soared to the top of TNA wrestling, and figured he’d stop at The MFPW, and snatch their championship to add to his list of accomplishments. This match was ridiculously evenly contested. Bennett and Martinez battled in, and around the ring, as well as up and down the ramp. At one point, Bennett got so frustrated that he tossed Martinez into the locker room, and sprinted back to the ring in an attempt to win by count-out. Finally, after numerous false-finishes, and a crowd that Bennett earned so much respect from that they were split between he, and the hometown hero, Martinez finally managed to nail his sit out choke slam for the win. Maria was notably absent, and I can’t help but wonder if things could have been different for Bennett had she have come along. Rico De La Vega brought Comoroto and Bahh to the ring to attack Martinez, but Matthew Riddle, and surprisingly Mike Bennett, helped Martinez rid the ring of the “Beasts.”
Danny Cage ended the evening telling the crowd that in two weeks, there would be a Monsters ball match, with a cage, chains, chairs, tables, and thumbtacks as The Reel Life Heels, and Abyss take on The Beast Cartel. Tickets went on sale today (Sunday May 15th) at noon. This is a card you don’t want to miss and it all comes to a head between the RLH and The Beast Cartel. The MFPW improves with every show, as they are, and always have been Wrestling Done Right!
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Recently I was approached by “The Perfect Owners” legal team with a request to join him for “The Perfect Podcast,” moderated by Irish J. I was intrigued. I enjoy podcasting, and having a regular co-host, and moderator, was enough to get me to sign on the dotted line. While Jason and I don’t agree on much, I believe that will make for an interesting, and different podcast. I picture the heated debate, and banter between Steven A Smith and Skip Bayless, on ESPN’s “First Take,” and believe we will have something similar, and with First Take being gone, or wildly different after Bayless’s departure, Jason and I can fill that void in the world of Professional Wrestling. So join us every week as we discuss everything wrestling. From the WWE, to TNA, Lucha Underground, and NXT, to even “indy wrestling!” It’s going to be wild and crazy, and I am confident like no other podcast out there today! After all, we will discuss “wrestling done right,” on The Perfect Podcast!
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ROH Global Wars!
WOMEN OF HONOR - BEFORE PPV STARTING AT 6:35PM CST -
KELLY KLEIN vs CRAZY MARY DOBSON
Wow, this should be a great match. Power and size vs speed and aggressiveness. I think both of these women are over looked as major players in the world of women's wrestling, and here is their chance to prove that to the world. I see Kelly pulling out the hard fought victory.
JUSHIN LIGER & CHEESEBURGER vs THE ADDICTION (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & FRANKIE KAZARIAN)
Word is that Christopher Daniels is retiring. Sad if true, but understandable. I'll admit that I don't "get" the Cheeseburger thing at all. I am hoping that Kaz and Daniels go out on top.
ALEX SHELLEY/CHRIS SABIN/MATT SYDAL/KUSHIDA vs YOUNG BUCKS (NICK & MATT JACKSON)/GUERRILAS OF DESTINY (TAMA TONGA & TANGA ROA)
Whoa, Katey bar the doors because this is going to be a barn burner. In a match that will likely steal the show, I suspect Bullet Club to pull out the win, but is it ever going to be one wild dance until we get to the end.
KYLE O’REILLY vs IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION TETSUYA NAITO
Two of my most favorite wrestlers in the world today. Both are red hot, but Naito is just a little bit hotter. I suspect a 5 star match with Naito just edging out Kyle. This match is worth the price of the PPV to me.
MICHAEL ELGIN & HIROSHI TANAHASHI vs KAZUCHIKA OKADA & MOOSE W/ GEDO & STOKELY HATHAWAY
Very tough one to call, but I suspect something huge to go down here, like Moose pinning Tanahashi.
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
BOBBY FISH vs TOMOHIRO ISHII (C)
It's time to give Fish a title already. The man can work like no other, and talk like few others. Reward the man for it! Ishii is awesome, but it does little for ROH to have their TV champion in Japan for an extended period of time.
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
MARK & JAY BRISCOE vs WAR MACHINE (RAYMOND ROWE & HANSON) (C)
This will be great, and I hope a feud that continues for months, with the titles being traded back and forth. No one does that anymore with the tag titles, and here is ROH's chance to do so.
ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
COLT CABANA vs JAY LETHAL (C) W/ TAELER HENDRIX
I don't hate Cabana, but I don't care much for him. Since he's returned to ROH he's been more serious, and I much prefer that, but if Cabana wins here, he will be nearly insufferable. Lethal has been the Ric Flair of ROH for a long time now, so I don't see the sense in having Cabana take the title off of him here. I hope a returning Adam Cole gets set up to do that instead.