I've gone to numerous Maryland Championship Wrestling matches, but not as many as I would like to go to. I've recently decided, and announced on Facebook, that WDR will begin covering their shows, via the MCW network, and will do so live from their shows in Joppa. MCW does everything right, all roster members are thoroughly trained, wear solid wrestling gear, and there isn't a single over the top gimmick to be found. While I enjoy all of MCW, I've come to greatly appreciate the stable lead by Colonel Calihan, called The Appalachian Outlaws. Oakley Woods, Bo Nekoda, and Hoss Hagood are solid in ring performers that gel very well, and look even better. They don't play "Hillbillies" or "Goofy Rednecks." This isn't an over the top gimmicky mess. Instead, imagine if you will, Terry Funk, Stan Hanson, and Terry Gordy coming together under the management of Colonel Parker. While these men are not imitations of those past greats, I just want you to get an idea of what their teaming could be compared to, so you have an idea.
These three wrestlers are easily top contenders for any singles championship, as well as the tag team titles, and I in fact would not be surprised to see them obtain numerous championships before too long. While many MCW fans are focused on King Ryan McBride, and his court, as well as The Echtourage, and Black Wallstreet (as well they should) The Outlaws are gaining more, and more, momentum. In fact, on December 26th, in Joppa, the team of Woods and Nekoda over came indy wrestling darlings Sean Carr and Kai Katana when a new member of the Outlaws revealed HERSELF and distracted the usually self disciplined Katana. Ivy Woods (sister to Oakley) is yet another formidable addition tot he Outlaws and now lines them up for the possible capture of the MCW women's title as well! I am a big fan of good, solid, stables, and The Outlaws without a doubt fit that bill. Keep an eye out for big things, and Wrestling Done Right from the Appalachian Outlaws!
Seasons Beatings 12/26/2015
Maryland Championship Wrestling uses a formula that's very familiar in today's world of independent professional wrestling. They bring in major names, and superstars, to help draw the crowd, and then have their own home grown/trained talent perform in most of the matches, alongside some well, or better known indy circuit wrestlers. The formula works, but MCW does it better than most, it not everyone. The reasons MCW stands out among the crowd are several. First, their home grown/trained wrestlers are great. They all have very good skills inside the ring, good looks, solid gear, and the gimmicks are balanced just right. You won't be disappointed in an MCW show after meeting the "stars," because the mainstay "workers" can go, and will not disappoint you. MCW uses solid story lines as well, something nearly non existent in today's indy wrestling. To top it all off, their presentation is very professional with a nice set up, beautiful entry way, and a clean ring. Their title belts aren't knock offs, and they look very professional. MCW is a first rate organization, and the best place to go to meet numerous superstars in the preshow, and then watch tomorrows stars in the matches. I highly recommend them.
First up this Saturday, we've got a great heel stable tag team consisting of Oakley Woods and Bo Nekoda taking on fairly well established indy stars Sean Carr and Kai Katana. The first thing about this match up is that it's not just random. MCW actually has very solid story lines. When you combine story lines with good workers you get what wrestling is supposed to be all about, athletic drama! Colonel Callahan, a very solid manager, has been having his men wreck havoc on Katana for months now, and Katana reached out to Eddie Smooth on the last Joppa show. Smooth, unable to make this show is being replaced with Sean Carr. Carr, growing in reputation daily is a suitable replacement for Smooth (incredible in his own right) to take on a solid team in Oakley and Bo. This will be fun match with 4 wrestlers than can go, and a solid male manager, the likes of which we never see anymore.
On the 26th we will also see Fenix Fury, a very fast and solid Lucha style wrestler that has been getting better each time I see him. He seems to be challenging himself as of late, as he's taken on much larger and stronger opponents. Last time in Joppa he wrestled the former and multiple time MCW Champion, The Bruiser. This time he's going against another larger opponent in Sean Studd. A clash of styles like this can be great, or terrible. I trust that Fenix will do all that he can to steal the show, and make this one memorable, while Studd does all he can to ground the high flyer and pound him through the canvas.
The Dixon Line Security, two guys that stand guard over the MCW Champion, King Ryan McBride, do any and all they can to cause misery to anyone not associated with them and their "King." FED-UP is a very popular team among the MCW faithful. As such this will be a very fun, and well supported clash between the fan favorites, and the hated "bad guys." If you like and miss traditional professional wrestling, this match has it in spades. MCW has many solid tag teams, something you don't see much of today, and both of these teams want the coveted MCW tag team titles. This bout is about pride, respect, and getting to the top of the heap to go for those belts!
In a match that has happened outside the MCW borders, inside the violent confines of CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) comes the feud between MCW mainstay, and star, Lio Rush and The Bad Boy Joey Janela. These two tore the house down at CZW's Cage of Death, and Rush captured the CZW Wired Championship from Janela. Now The Bad Boy is coming to Maryland, and he would like nothing else than to embarass Rush in front of the hometown faithful. This is immediately a contender for match of the night, I promise you that.
Brandon Scott, the former MCW Rage Champion, out to prove he's as good as anyone in all of professional wrestling, will challenge the former TNA World Champion, Ethan Carter the third, or EC3 in what is bound to be incredible. Carter is out to show the world that he's one of the top names in all of professional wrestling, and that his home base, TNA is as good as any other wrestling company known to man. Carter is coming in to knock Scott down a few pegs, to prove that he's not ready for the big time yet. Scott is out to show that he can beat a former legitimate World champion, and deserves to be just as respected. These are two top level talents with opposite missions in the match up. Both will wrestle with heart, fire, and passion, and both have all the talent in the world. This match will be five star, of that I am certain.
For the MCW Women's championship, it's champion Kimber Lee, a women who seems to be the women's champion every singe place in the world, and the Grand Champion of CHIKARA, taking on the challenge of MCW mainstay and crowd favorite, Renee Michelle. Lee, fresh off a major performance in Ring of Honor, feels Michelle isn't much of a threat, but Renee has been practicing her craft like never before, recently returning from a trip to Japan, and promises that she's never been more prepared and anxious for a match. On the last Joppa show, Michelle defeated Tessa Blanchard, and now seeks to defeat another well known name in women's wrestling in order to be crowned MCW women's champion. Is Lee spreading herself too thin? Or will she make quick work of Renee?
Former WWE writer/creative team member (I know this because the man never lets anyone forget it) Kevin Eck brings his tag team champions, The Ecktourage to Joppa to defend against former champions The Hell Cats. The has been a long standing feud, and kindles ones memories back to the days of the Midnight Express vs the Rock n Roll Express. The MCW tag titles are important because of battles like these. Eck, always out to prove how foolish WWE was for letting him go, has gotten his team to the top, and as hard as it is for me to say this, established himself as a good manager. The Hell Cats are a very popular, fined tuned, fast, and exciting team on the rise. This match will be great, and calling a winner is near impossible, but inside of a steel cage, I'd say The Hell Cats hold a slight advantage.
Finally, for the MCW Championship it's the current champion, King Ryan McBride defending against the former, and multiple time MCW champ, The Bruiser. Mcbride, one of the slimiest, sneakiest, underhanded, cheats, in all of wrestling today will stop at nothing to keep his title, but this time the hordes of people he likes to have escort him to the ring, and help him any chance they get, will be hindered by a steel cage! The Bruiser is a very large man, very skilled, and has nearly every single MCW fan behind him. I don't see how "The King" gets through this match with the title...but if anyone can find some way to do so, it's Ryan McBride.
I'll be venturing off to Joppa Maryland the day after Christmas all on my own, as my staff, and other friends, will still be preoccupied with the holidays. For me, Wrestling is better than anything the "Christmas Spirit" has to bring me, so join me for MCW's Seasons Beatings, and then tell me how correct I was about this preview, because MCW is "Wrestling Done Right!"
I can’t for the life of me understand why Pepper Parks isn’t the main event, the poster boy, and the champion, of a major wrestling organization. We hear all the time about needing to have “it” in order to be a top guy in the world of wrestling. “It” being a good look, good mic skills, and top notch in ring skills. There’s no doubt that Pepper Parks has “it” in spades. He looks like Adonis, easily able to stand side by side with any WWE performer in that regard. He has proven that he can cut great promos, and his ring skills are second to none. Throw in the fact that he’s married to one of the most talented, and best looking women in wrestling today in Cherry Bomb, and his marketability is off the charts. All of this isn’t to say that Parks isn’t successful. He’s been wrestling for nearly seventeen years, and has held numerous titles including the prestigious NWA National Heavyweight title, and is currently one half of the Combat Zone World tag team champions, with his partner BLK Jeez. They bill themselves as “TV Ready,” based on the idea (and truthfulness) that they could be slotted into any major Wrestling TV show, and fit right in immediately.
If I ran a company I’d be using Parks as my main draw. He could work as heel or face, and if you combine Cherry Bomb with him you not only have a more attractive package, you have a great female lead for a women’s division. Parks, as your champion, defending off challengers, or as the guy chasing your champion, further establishing that champion as a main event player, on his way to capturing the title himself, is money. You could also put him as the lead of a cool, or evil faction as well, or the guy being singled out by your heel faction. There’s really no position that Parks wouldn’t excel in. I think the only danger in putting Parks on top of a company is trying to make it seem believable that others on your roster are capable of defeating him. Parks looks like a guy that should be staring on NXT with guys like Balor, Samoa Joe, and Sami Zayn. As such, he can almost look out of place on a typical “indy” company roster. That said though, what a weakness to have!
I’ve already petitioned Legacy Wrestling to use him, and hope they find a way to do so. Either way, I’ll be a big fan of just about any company that sees what I see in Pepper Park and Cherry Bomb. Both even have a stellar reputation in the business as being legitimate good people. Talk about the total package. Thanks for all you do Pepper Parks and Cherry Bomb. For making indy wrestling look professional, and accepting whatever roles come your way, and for being the stars you are in those roles. I’ll see you both on top one day. At least then I’ll get to once again say “see, I told you! Wrestling done right!"
Combat Zone Wrestling’s infamous “Cage of Death” show is this Saturday, December 12th at the Flyers Skate Zone in Vorhees, New Jersey, and Chuck Ransford and I shall be in attendance. Always considered CZW’s Wrestlemania, Cage of Death is truly like nothing else. If you want an amazing night of balls to the wall action, then you cannot miss this show. Let’s take a look at the card.
Greg Excellent has suddenly gotten real serious, and issued a challenge to any “indy star” out there who will face him. No sooner did Greg cut that promo than up stepped Anthony Nese. The Premiere Athlete is ready to face the usually jovial, and silly, Excellent, who says that he’s now ready to prove that he needs to be taken seriously. It’s hard for me to call this one because I’ve never seen Excellent like this, and Nese is a legit star. If I have to though, I’d pick Excellent because I think there’s a chance that Nese will come in over confident and not prepared for this new Greg Excellent.
The Amazing Gulaks, insisting that they are the measuring sticks by which all other wrestlers are measured, as well as the tag team of all tag teams, will face off against perennial CZW favorites in the Beaver boys. This should be an excellent match up, and a true test as to where the Gulak boys really sit as a tag team. The Beaver boys have been booked all over the Country, and while Drew has been as well, Rory hasn’t, and is often pointed out as holding Drew back. I look for Drew and Rory to get the win here to establish their dominance and likely soon challenge for the tag titles.
Danny Havok takes on Ricky Shane Page in a death match rules bout. I’m going to be honest here, I am not a big fan of death matches at all. The cage of death once a year is cool, but besides that…not my thing really. I’ll enjoy this for what it is, a brutal, sick, fight to the end. This is more Chuck’s style, so I asked him who will win. He wasn’t certain, but thinks the death match torch may be passed to Page.
In an “I quit match,” Joe Gacy takes on Tim Donst. Honestly, this is a match I am looking forward to a lot. It’s a great match up between two excellent wrestlers. Donst, the inspirational wrestler of the year, and Gacy, the big man that moves better than he ought to be able to, in a legitimate storyline angle that should cause the CZW faithful to be fully invested. Both guys trying to prove they belong on the main event level, both guys out to show that they are #wrestling. I really cannot pick a winner. It’s so even that it’s crazy.
A returning Sami Callahan hasn’t been announced as facing anyone yet, but The Product David Starr has been pleading with DJ Hyde, and CZW, to give him a match against the former NXT star. The Product has been on a role, capturing several titles on the indy scene, also recently defeating former UFC great Matt Riddle at Legacy Wrestling. Callahan is excited to be back on the indy scene, capturing the 2CW title immediately. I hope this match happens, because it could very possibly steal the show.
For the CZW Wired title, the champion Joey Janella takes on Lio Rush. These two are going to pull out all the stops to show the CZW crowd that this is what they want to see. Both guys are daredevils that can also chain wrestle with the best of them. Both guys have been on fire on the indy scene, showing up all over the place for numerous companies, but in the end they both want to be a champion in the Combat Zone, where they will get the National limelight. I’ll pick Janella here. As great a Rush is, and he’s very, very good, I don’t think Janella is giving up that title yet.
For the CZW tag team titles it’s long time champions Team Tremendous, taking on “TV Ready” BLK Jeez, and Pepper Parks. Let me say this flat out, Team Tremendous is legit, they are extremely talented, and worthy. Now that I’ve said that….I so despise their gimmick. I don’t get it. They are “detectives,” and wrestle in their Magnum PI wanna be clothing. I don’t know, that’s just not for me. I don’t find it entertaining, or funny. On the other hand, Jeez and Parks are my kind, and style of wrestlers. Toss in Cheery Bomb, and you indeed do have a “TV Ready” team on your hands. Parks has been held down in my opinion. He looks great, works great, and has charisma, and a beautiful woman at his side. He and Jeez, the former CZW world champion need the titles, and will get them.
Finally, in the Cage of Death, for the CZW World title, the champion, Matt Tremont will put it all on the line against world superstar and crazy high flying AR Fox, CZW legend Masada, and CZW resident, disciple, leader, and favorite, Devon Moore. To try and predict what will happen in a cage of death is completely impossible. Tremont has proven that there’s nothing he won’t do, Fox has proven he will risk his damn life, Masada has proven that you have to kill him to keep him down, and Moore has proven that he will never be anything other than a main event guy for CZW. All four guys have an incredible passion to win this match, not just for the CZW title, but to say they conquered the other three guys inside the scariest contraption to ever hit professional wrestling. My pick is Fox as your winner, simply because he’s pretty much King of the indies. I wouldn’t put it past Moore to pull the upset though because he just never goes away, and remains at, or near the top, year after year in CZW. No matter who wins this match, it should not be missed by any true wrestling fan.
How does one review a show that they knew going in it wasn’t going to be their “cup of tea,” but wanted to check it out anyways? I can’t gripe and complain about this show not giving me much of what I wanted, because that’s not what “Cage of Death” is about. I’m a fan on Combat Zone Wrestling, and have been for a few years now, but I am not, nor have I ever been, a fan of hardcore matches, let alone death matches. I’ve followed CZW for the excellent, straight up “wrestling” matches that they give us, for Best of the best, and their terrific production values as well. I went to Cage of Death to see what it would offer me that was more my “flavor,” and to see my friends Laszlo Arpad, and Eddie Smooth, make their big stage premiers. So, as I begin this review, keep in mind that while I shall be honest, I have to also be fair, keeping in mind that Cage of Death isn’t my kind of show.
An 8 man Scramble Match for a Best of the Best Tournament Spot
Desmond Xavier vs Poseidon, Chip Day, Eddie Smooth, Conor Claxton, Lucky 13, and Brittany Blake.
Over all this was a very good match that I enjoyed. However, I did not enjoy the CHIKARA style humor, and hijinks, at the beginning of the match. Why Rex Lawless is in some over the top gimmick as a “Merman” bewilders me. This guy is a jacked Bruiser Brody and they have him dressing like Namor, with two guys that look like Blueman group rejects following him around with fish hats. It’s just way too over the top, and most of the CZW crowd didn’t like it at all. In similar fashion, Connor Claxon is a great worker, but his “Thor’s Wrench” is just lame. Watching the seven other competitors fall to the ground when he stuck center ring with it made me hide my face in shame. Why are we doing this stuff on the indy scene? When the foolishness settled, and they all got down to actually wrestling, all eight competitors looked great. I would say Eddie Smooth, and Xavier, looked the best, and it was Xavier that got the big win, but Smooth got over with the CZW crowd and I hope he returns.
CZW Wired Title match-
Joey Janela vs Lio Rush was one of the best matches of the night as both men gave 100% and nearly killed each other. In fact, that’s my only complaint. When you hit a move like a reverse hurricarana on the ring apron, to the floor, it’s hard to accept that doesn’t end the match. I’d suggest that if two wrestlers are going to take the insane spots each of these guys took in this match, that they be saved as the finish. In the end Rush reversed Janela’s “rings of Saturn” and got the three count to become the new Wired Champion!
The Amazing Gulaks then took on The Beaver boys in a decent tag match. I was disappointed that the Gulaks seem to be taking an over the top comedy approach to their teaming, rather than two legitimate kick ass wrestlers out to dominate the tag scene. While they performed well, watching them constantly strike poses, and shout “AMAZING” got old after the 17th time or so. The Beaver Boys also seemed to have tuned their stuff down a notch or so for this match. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t impressive. If you like silliness, and wild tandem spots (like the Gulaks forming a human ball, and rolling around the ring) you’d have loved this match. I wanted more than that.
The now serious Greg Excellent took on Anthony Nese in a decent match, but it seemed flat for some reason. I suspect it’s because if anyone hadn’t seen Greg’s promo about ‘getting serious” and laying his challenge out for any indy worker to take him up on a match, they didn’t know what was going on. I mean here was silly Greg Excellent coming out straight faced and angry, defeating Nese in a basic match up. I enjoyed it, because I love Excellent getting “real” finally, and I am a fan of Nese as well.
The winner of the Dojo Wars rumble, George Gatton took on CZW owner DJ Hyde is an okay match that I struggled to get over the huge size difference. I understand that Gatton is a work horse and dedicated to his craft, but Hyde was so much bigger, so much stronger, and so much more experienced that I just expected the match to end rather quickly. Instead, Gatton competed with Hyde and pulled the upset victory. It made for a good story, but for me, it was asking for too much suspension of reality.
For the CZW World tag titles.
TV Ready (BLK Jeez and Pepper Parks with Cherry Bomb) challenged Team Tremendous. Dan Berry hit the ring with Dick Justice and announced that Bill Carr couldn’t make it, and his replacement for the night would be Sozio. That instantly made the match feel odd, but it didn’t make it a bad match. Cherry Bomb got involved, helping TV Ready become the new champions. I’m a big fan of Jeez, Parks, and Cherry, so I was very glad to see this.
Joe Gacy then took on Tim Donst in a no rules I quit match. This was very entertaining, and extremely brutal. These men took barbwire, chairs, tables, and staple guns to each other. Just when you thought neither would quit, Donst did just before Gacy was set to throw him off the hardcam scaffold, through a table with barbed wire. Gacy didn’t care, and tossed Donst off anyways.
In a crazy death style match, that I honestly can barely handle watching, and don’t enjoy (no reflection of the participants talent) Danny Havoc overcame Ricky Shane Page. This match left both men horribly bloodied, and torn to shreds.
David Starr then got his wish, as Sami Callihan answered his challenge, and, in my opinion, the match of the night was on! Starr is out to prove he’s the best out there today and will stop at nothing, or no one to do so. I’ve been admiring his drive, and passion, for months now. Callihan, tired of not being used much in NXT, storms back to the indy scene like a man possessed, and those two ingredients made for a terrific fight/match. To me, this was worth going to an event that isn’t really my “style.” This bout went back and forth with neither giving in at all. Both were so determined that it took Starr passing out, while in the stretch muffler while also receiving multiple kicks to the head, for the match to be stopped. Callihan told the crowd that Starr is the future of wrestling, which lead to Jonathan Gresham coming to ringside and getting into it verbally with Callihan. Gresham said he’s sick of not getting the respect he deserves and will take out Callihan if that is what he has to do to get his respect. As Gresham walked off, Starr attacked Callihan, and then told the audience he was the best, and if they didn’t see that, to take a step back and LOOK AT IT! This match, and exchange afterwards, is the kind of stuff I love, and made the show great for me.
After an intermission for the massive “Cage of Death” to be assembled, it was time for the main event of Matt Tremont vs AR Fox, vs Masada, vs Devon Moore. Folks, words can’t begin to do this car wreck justice. I don’t say “car wreck” as an insult either. This match had all four men going through panes of glass, getting hanged up on barbed wire, falling, or leaping off a twenty foot tall scaffold, being skewered in the head, being beaten on with a barbed wire baseball bat, amongst other things. The end came when Matt Tremont delivered a sidewalk slam to AR Fox through a pane of glass, and a table, from atop of the twenty foot tall scaffold! When it was over, all four men looked like they had been hitched to horses, and dragged through town. The punishment that most of the CZW roster puts their bodies through to entertain the fans there deserves all the credit, and respect in the world. While I only want to see straight up technical wrestling, with maybe an occasional brawl or hardcore rules here and there, I still have to give this show a 8/10 for doing what they set out to do, offer Ultra Violence to those thirsting for it.
Best matches for “Wrestling Done Right” in my opinion were-
Rush vs Janella
Starr vs Callihan
TV Ready vs Team Tremendous
Excellent vs Nese
The hardcore/extreme/death matches were good for those styles. I’d have scored the show higher had Berry show up for Team Tremendous, and The Gulaks had been more serious. If I would have gotten those things, and had NONE of the silliness in the scramble match, it would have been a near perfect score. Finally, Laszlo Arpad competed on the Dojo Wars preshow in the rumble match, to earn a match on Cage of Death, and finished in the final six for an excellent showing from your Hungarian Hero.
David Starr began wrestling at the age of seven. In his high school career Starr finished third for all time wins on the mat with 92 of them! Starr ranked in the top 16 wrestlers in the Country, defeating five different State champions. He then went to Elizabethtown College on a wrestling scholarship, later transferring to West Chester, where he became an NCWA National Qualifier at 157 pounds. If there is anyone in professional wrestling that can legitimately say they are wrestling, it’s David Starr. Starr was then trained at the Wild Samoan School, and got his very first match only one month after starting that training, the fastest any student has ever been given a match from the Samoan’s.
Matthew Riddle was born in Pennsylvania but his family moved to New York where he captured a National Wrestling championship. He then attended East Stroudsburg University where he was a member of the wrestling team, but quickly moved on to MMA shortly after the wrestling coach was fired. Riddle found quick success in UFC, having one of the greatest knockouts of all time on the reality show “The Ultimate Fighter.” Riddle won numerous bouts in UFC, but left the organization with an impressive 9-3 record.
Now these two athletes, highly skilled and rising fast in the world of Pro Wrestling encounter one another at Legacy Wrestling on Saturday December 5th in Mannheim, Pennsylvania. Legacy, a wrestling organization known for its more realistic style, a rougher, or stiffer style of professional wrestling will showcase this match as one of the feature bouts, as it is sure to be an incredible contest. Starr, formally one half of “The Juicy Product” a highly decorated tag team with JT Dunn, is now determined to be just as successful as a singles competitor, and having recently won both the PPW and Rock Star championships, seems to be doing just that. Riddle, in his very young Pro Wrestling career, has already captured the Monster factory championship, had a WWE tryout, and then was shipped off to Evolve Wrestling at apparently the WWE’s request!
This Saturday come see Wrestling Done Right when David Starr and Matthew Riddle collide on their way to the top at Legacy Wrestling, Dangerous Encounters, Spooky Nook Sports Complex, Mannheim, Pa.
Previewing LEGACY WRESTLING: DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS 12/5/2015
Chris LeRusso vs. Tony Deppen – A great way to kick off another amazing card as both men come to Legacy for the first time! What’s a little odd about this match is that neither man is normally a fan favorite, so we get to see which bad guy prevails here. Deppen has caught on quickly, and LeRusso is out to show that he’s not laying down for the new kid. Both guys can flat out wrestle, of course that’s a prerequisite to get booked at Legacy, but this will be a great one as both men are out to prove that they are as legit as they come!
Veda Scott vs. Brittany Blake – Yet another match where a vet is out to stop a streaking rookie as Veda comes in from Ring of Honor to take on the fast rising Brittany Blake. Veda has to be careful not to underestimate her smaller opponent because I’ve seen Blake a few times, and she’s the real deal. Veda has been doing very well in the Women of Honor series though and will be very tough to overcome. What’s great about the women of Legacy is that all of them wrestle just as good as any of the men. The ladies are never a step down, or the time to go get a drink. This is match is absolutely certain to deliver.
Laszlo Arpad vs. DJ Hyde – Hollywood’s Finest is sick of being under rated, looked past, and not given the respect they deserve. DJ Hyde says legacy gets most of their stars from CZW, and is ready to take on Hollywood’s Finest “enforcer” in Arpad. Two big men with incredible clothesline finishers out to prove something, will make for a hard hitting, physical match!
Lio Rush vs. Jonathan Gresham – Rush has been appearing all over the Country as of late, but Gresham isn’t impressed, as he’s been doing that for some time now, and is ready to ground and pound the smaller high flyer. Rush, inspired by WWE signing his long time tag partner in Patrick Clark, seems determined to join him at Full Sail ASAP, but getting through Gresham is going to be a tall order.
Richie Nightmare vs. Matt Tremont – Tremont, the current CZW World champion comes to legacy to answer the challenge of Nightmare, who seems to be a paid bodyguard for Hollywood’s Finest. Nightmare also seems to resent his current position, and says he will prove to the world that he’s the real deal by defeating a hardcore icon in a hardcore match! I know Nightmare is a determined guy, but I suspect he’s bit off a little more than he can chew against the Bulldozer!
David Starr vs. Matt Riddle –This is going to be unbelievable. Riddle is a former MMA and UFC star. He’s rising quickly through the ranks of pro wrestling with rumors saying that WWE is taking a very serious look at him. Starr, an amazing amateur himself, recently wrestled a 103 minute match that every fan that was in attendance is praising as incredible. Riddle is out to show that he is everything others are saying he is, and Starr, if not too distracted by his former partner refusing to face him in this match, will be an excellent test of those rumors. Too hard to even guess the outcome here, but it’s going to be a strong contender for match of the night.
The Wildcardz vs. TJ Mathis & Shawn Morley –With Red Scorpion sidelined with a serious knee injury, the WildCardz are annoyed that they have no one to face for the Legacy tag titles. They made an open challenge to anyone, and Mathis went out and found himself a pretty good partner to answer that challenge in Morley, who of course is the former Val Venis of WWE fame. Mathis is also dedicating this match to a young local boy fighting a major illness. If the Wildcardz wanted competition as they await their shot at the Legacy tag titles, they certainly got it here. This should be a fun, and emotional match up.
Eddie Smooth vs. AR Fox – This will be the third time I will see this match up and I could see it 333 more times and never tire of it. Two of the best on the indy scene today and they have a lot of chemistry together. It will be their first meeting at Legacy and their first time fighting over a title, those two things will make it better than the other two match ups without a doubt. Any company not booking Fox is idiotic, he’s one of the best in the world today, and Smooth is absolutely a wrestling prodigy. The ticket price is worth this match alone, and yet you’re getting seven other incredible match ups. Legacy is the KING of indy wrestling in this area, and this match it it’s crown jewel. This match will be so damn good that you’ll be depressed when it’s over wishing the next Legacy card were closer than it’s going to be. Every show you see after this one will be a little less special as well. The only reason not to come to this show, is that it will make you hate all the the other shows you go to, or at least lose some appreciation for them.