On Saturday, July 23rd, at Spooky Nook Sports complex, in Mannheim, Pa. Legacy Wrestling presents Summer Stampede. In the first match that we will feature here at WDR is an insane Lumberjack Strap Match that will see CZW owner, DJ Hyde take on The Hungarian Monster, Laszlo Arpad. We are calling that match “insane” because that’s exactly what it is. The fact that FANS can purchase leather straps, to act as the lumberjacks of the match, just puts this way over the top. If you aren’t aware, Hyde stormed into Legacy Wrestling months back, promising to fight off Hollywood’s Finest, and Laszlo was the man from the dominate faction to step up and accept that challenge. Since that time, Arpad has wreaked havoc on the entire Legacy roster, often attacking random wrestlers, as well as any opponent he has faced, with a large leather strap, beating them like dogs, as Kevin Murphy, Eddie Smooth, and Andy Vineberg stood around him laughing, and shouting encouragement. Hyde, having had all he could take, dared Arpad to face him in not only a match, but in a lumberjack strap match where the fans would be the lumberjacks!
This may sound all well and good, but part of me wonders if Hyde has stopped to consider just how big of a fan base Hollywood’s Finest has in the area in which Legacy runs? While Arpad, Murphy, Smooth, and Vineberg are pretty dastardly, and will stop at nothing to remain on top, the central Pennsylvania fans have grown to like them. In some sick, twisted way, the local fans live vicariously through the faction. That’s the best explanation I have for it, but if Hyde isn’t prepared, he need get so, because many of this matches lumberjacks are going to be out for him, and that may cost him dearly.
Arpad is also legit. He’s not an American playing a Hungarian. Laszlo is the youngest, and longest reigning Hungarian Championship Wrestling (HCW) champion. He is also a former UWE United States Champion, and 5 Star champion. He trains regularly at the CZW Dojo, and as such is very familiar with Hyde’s ways of operating. There’s also rumors that Laszlo wants to prove to the world that he’s not second fiddle to Hollywood’s Finest golden boy, Eddie Smooth, and facing off against the owner of CZW is a great way to prove that. With is pedigree in wrestling, size, strength, fan support, and surely Vineberg at ringside, Arpad will be a tough man to overcome.
Hyde however has wrestled all over the world, and has the same, if not more of an advantage on Arpad in regard to Arpad training at HIS dojo. Word is that Hyde has been studying everything Arpad does there, and is more than prepared. Hyde also wrestles in plenty of death style matches, so will being slapped with leather straps even phase him much at all? Especially by untrained fans that don’t really know how to wield them? Hyde brought many friends from CZW to Legacy with him in the past, so who says some of them won’t be with him on the 23rd? I don’t see Hyde being foolish enough to not counter Hollywood’s Finest tactics.
This will be a brutal match between two big, strong, men that legitimately do not like each other. Arpad has a strong faction, determination to prove he’s not his faction’s second pick, and the hometown advantage, but will that be enough to overcome a man as experienced, and calloused as DJ Hyde? Will fans wielding straps even phase Hyde in the least? Does Hyde have someone in his corner, “just in case?” This is just the first match we will breakdown like this for you as we prepare for Legacy Wrestling’s Summer Stampede in just a few weeks. Legacy has developed a strong reputation as something special, so come out and see why that is on Saturday, July 23rd for some Wrestling Done Right.