Pro Wrestling Empire (PWE) held their show of the year, “Clash of the Titans,” on October 22nd, in the Zembo Shine, located in Harrisburg, Pa., in front of more than 1,200 fans. The venue was packed with people waiting to see the first ever “Hell in a Cell,” which for legal reasons was dubbed “The Chamber of Hell” match between the leader of the devious Hollywood’s Finest, Kevin Murphy, and his longtime rival The Mercenary. Before the match began, the crowd was shown a security video of Eddie Smooth, and Laszlo Arpad, members of Hollywood’s Finest, attacking Colin Bright, and locking him inside the PWE offices so that he could not get to the event. Amazingly the show kicked off with this brutal match that saw both men take extreme punishment, as they battered each other into the cage time and again, until the door final broke way, where they then battled each other throughout the venue! Murphy was fighting for ownership of the PWE, and Mercenary was fighting to keep the company in Bright’s hands. As Murphy frequently got assistance from his manager, The Winner Andy Vineberg, Colin Bright emerged, attacking Vineberg and laying him out on a table. In what was then pure insanity, Bright climbed the 20 foot high cell structure and leaped from the top in an attempt to take out Vineberg for good! Hollywood’s finest member C.M. Serenyi pulled Vineberg out of the way just in time for Bright to crash through an empty table. Throughout all the chaos, Mercenary gained the upper hand until perennial fan favorite, Richie Nightmare, came to the ring with a sledge hammer and took Mercenary out, giving Murphy the win, and ownership of PWE!
As the cell structure was being taken down, Richie Nightmare came out to tell the crowd why he did what he did. Nightmare called everyone a bunch of idiots, and he did what he did because he wasn’t “Wrestling Done Right” according to so many people, no matter how much he gave, no matter how much he fought for them. He then proceeded to flip the table of WrestlingDoneRight.com and tell Adam Leavelle, and Chuck Ransford, that they suck! As he left, a fan of his, wearing a Nightmare nation t-shirt, confronted him, and it came to blows! PWE security had to separate them, and escort Nightmare from the building.
Just before the second match of the night would begin, one of the two guest “General Managers” of the evening, formally of the now defunct Lancaster Championship Wrestling, Jason “The Perfect Owner” Smith, announced that Kevin Murphy had given him ownership of the PWE! However, that lead to Chance Tucker, the second guest G.M., to announce that Colin Bright had prepared for this, just in case, and prior to tonight’s show, sold half of PWE to Eric Bischoff, and at the next PWE event, Bischoff would help oversee War Games, where a team lead by Kevin Murphy would face a team lead by Shatter! This livened the crowd up to begin the show once again.
The second match was between The Osirian Portal members Amasis, and Ophidian, and the crowd was torn as to who to get behind. Both men electrified the audience with their stunning array of moves until finally Amasis fell to an amazing second rope destroyer.
Tessa Blanchard then took on Renee Michelle in one of the best pure wrestling bouts of the evening. These ladies have worked against each other numerous times, and with every match they get better, and this match was by far their best. Tessa Blanchard pulled off the victory in this one.
Next up was “Gladiator Games” a “Royal Rumble” style match that saw 35 entrants fight to become the 6th wrestler in the main event 6-man elimination scramble to become the first ever PWE World Champion. With too many names to list, the match came down to Façade, BJ Walker, Shane Malice, and Lance Anoa’I, with Façade outlasting them all and getting his shot at the PWE title, later that night.
After a short intermission The Horrorcore defeated American Adrenalin in a tag team match up
Then came a ladder match for the PWE tag team championship that saw Heroes for Hire, The Regulators, and The Starlords battle it out, until the Starlords managed to ascend the ladder first, and claim the belts to become PWE’s first ever tag champions.
In a matchup for the PWE women’s title, Vanity pulled an upset by winning a three way match that also featured Tess Valentine, and the world renowned Lufisto!
Another local wrestling company, Legacy Wrestling, well known for its “strong style” presentation, was granted a “Showcase match at Clash of the Titans.” This bout saw two hard hitting but technical workers, Tony Deppeen, and Johnny Silver, go nonstop for ten solid minutes until Deppen’s knee strikes finally took Silver out. This match was a great lead in for the main event.
In the main event, a 6-way elimination scramble to determine the first ever PWE World champion, the combatants were Legacy Champion Eddie Smooth, Laszlo Arpad, Kai Katana, Façade, Gory, and Sean Carr. These men put on a show that could have easily main evented anywhere on Earth! Gory was the first to be eliminated, followed by Katana, then Arpad, and Smooth. No one went easy though, and every time someone was eliminated it was shocking, as all these men are main event wrestlers. The match concluded when Façade finally managed to pin Sean Carr and become the new, and first PWE champion!
Having no time to celebrate, Eddie Smooth returned with a microphone and announced that PWE’s new owner, Kevin Murphy, had decided that Façade’s first defense of his title would be at Legacy Wrestling’s Final Fallout, at Spooky Nooke Sports complex, in Mannheim, Pa on December 17th! In fact this match will be a title for title match up! In the end, either Smooth, or Façade will hold both the PWE and Legacy championships!
UPDATE 11:00am 10/20/16- Bliss (Art) shared this public Facebook post today-
"I just want to put some minds at ease. I did have a stroke. They are trying to figure out why. I'm doing fine. The thoughts and prayers from FB have been Amazing...Thank You. Love You All."
UPDATE 10:25pm 10/19/16- Bliss (Art) is sitting up, giving thumbs up from his hospital bed. No definitive answer as to what the issue is, but his family reports that he is claiming to "feel better." We of course will keep the support, and prayers coming until he discharged, and home!
Long time professional wrestler, having appeared all over the East coast for numerous independent promotions, Adrian Bliss (Artemus Walls) was rushed to the hospital today. Details at this time are scarce, but we will keep you updated. Right now his family and friends are requesting prayers. WDR sends our prayers, well wishes, and support, to the "Sexy Psycho" and all of his friends and family.
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Monday, October 17th, 2016
Adam Leavelle has accepted a commentary position with MCW Pro Wrestling. As such, his traveling schedule will be severely cut down. Adam is very happy to "settle down" with MCWPW. Between this new position, commentating for Legacy Wrestling, The Perfect Podcast, and "I have til 5," here at WDR, Adam's schedule is going to be full. Adam, and WDR loves, supports, and appreciates all the companies that have opened their doors to WDR over the years, and we shall always shall be supportive, and appreciative, of these companies. Adam will be on the lead commentary team with Shawn Credle, for all Joppa, MD. shows. Adam is excited, and very, very, appreciative for this opportunity! Adam will also be writing some articles/blog posts for the MCWPW website! You can check that site out here-
Adam starts with MCWPW on November 5th, 2016. You can see details of that show by clicking the picture below!
Everyone is raving about Pro Wrestling Empire’s “Clash of the Titans” show, on October 22nd, in Harrisburg, Pa. at the Zembo Shrine. As well they should be, as their “Chamber of Hell” match (i.e. Hell in a cell) will be amazing, and if I’m correct, the only time an indy company has ever put on one of these matches. The Untouchable Kevin Murphy, and The Mercenary, will finally bring their several yearlong feud to a close inside this steel structure. Not only that, but every single PWE champion will be determined this night, as wrestlers like Eddie Smooth, Façade, Laszlo Arpad, Lufisto, Tessa Blanchard, and Matt Cross compete on a jam packed card.
Myself and Chuck Ransford will be there representing “Legacy Wrestling” on commentary for their “featured match.” PWE and Legacy, having a close working relationship, lead to PWE owner Colin Bright asking Legacy to send two wrestlers to the show for a special spot on the card. Legacy chose Tony Deppen and John Silver for this unique opportunity. As good as the entire show is bound to be, let me tell you why you need to pay special attention to this featured match up.
2016 has been the year of Tony Deppen. He has stared, or main evented for Legacy Wrestling, On Point Wrestling, and Combat Zone Wrestling! While small in stature, Deppen is huge in charisma. Deppen has more personality than most indy workers, and every time this writer has seen him in action, he’s been big time over with the crowd. You can’t help but enjoy a Tony Deppen match. From the moment he storms through the curtain, scowl on his face, arms flailing about, you want to see what this angry guy is all about. His skill in the ring is second to none. Having been trained by Andy Harner, and Aaron Arbo, Deppen represents them well in every aspect of the business. John Silver, one half of the former CZW World tag team champion “Beaver Boys,” is also no giant, but like Deppen makes up for it in every possible way. My dad might say that he’s “built like a fireplug.” While that may be a great description, he’s actual fire inside a wrestling ring. Silver is fast, strong, and agile. Having worked for the touted “Pro Wrestling Guerilla” organization multiple times, proves to any hardcore wrestling fan (smark if you will) that Silver is the real deal. Silver has also worked for Ring of Honor, CHIKARA, and AIW. Today Silver is a headliner of the North Eastern powerhouse company “Beyond” wrestling. Silver has been ranked as high as #280 on the PWI Top 500, and will come into this featured match ready to show what he’s all about.
These two men will wrestle “strong style” like no one else on the Clash of the Champions card can. They will tear into each other as if they were wrestling at Wrestlemania, for the biggest paycheck of their life, because that’s how these two men wrestle every match. That’s how anyone booked by Legacy wrestles every match. That’s why Legacy is special, and different, and that’s why PWE has decided to give them a “featured match” on their show of the year, in Harrisburg, Pa. on October 22nd, at the Zembo Shrine. Don’t sleep on this match, don’t use this time for a potty break, and don’t bet on any match having better odds of stealing the show more than this one has at “Clash of the Champions.” Tony Deppen vs John Silver will be “Wrestling Done Right!”