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!