Well, Legacy Wrestling has advertised Matt Cross for their second show already, before the first show has even been held (see it this Saturday in Palmyra, Pa). As excited as I am by that, I’m left wondering how many central Pennsylvania fans will be even half as excited. Had they advertised a retired WWE guy, or a slightly better known TNA guy, I’m certain the buzz would be better. I mean who cares if Matt Cross is a star in Lucha Underground? Who cares that he’s worked for Ring of Honor, CHIKARA, and Wrestling Society X (on MTV), and who cares that he was a stand out on the fifth season of WWE’s “Tough Enough” program. Cross has stared in Indy darling promotions such as A.I.W. and C.Z.W. and spent three solid years in the afore mentioned Ring of Honor before becoming not only a star in the hotbed Lucha Underground, but a champion as a member of the Trios Champions with Ivelisse and Angelico. I mean Stone Cold Steve Austin is a fan of Matt Cross/Son of Havoc, but hey, why should that matter? Wouldn’t it better for Legacy to go out and pay a small fortune for a former WWE guy that doesn’t wrestle anymore, but will definitely sit at a table and sign autographs instead?
No, it wouldn’t be smarter. “Legacy” is so named because it’s time for someone to step forward and create a new “LEGACY in independent professional wrestling. It’s time that someone said “Here is where the future of wrestling lives.” Yes, everyone says that, but then they all fall back on bringing in the past. I love and respect wrestling’s past, don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate the legends, or those who “paved the way,” but there is so much incredible wrestling talent out there not performing for WWE, TNA, NXT, or even ROH (whom I do NOT consider an “indy” company) that someone could step up and focus 100% on those wrestlers and have the best show around. I’m telling you right now, that company is “Legacy Wrestling.”
I’ve told you all about the amazing tournament to crown the first ever Legacy Wrestling Champion. I’ve gone on and on about the tournament matchup’s between Eddie Smooth, Joey Janela, AR Fox, JT Dunn, David Starr, and Shane Strickland, where three of those men will advance to a fatal four way match against former WWE star, PJ Black (formally Justin Gabriel) for that beautiful championship belt. Those match ups are worth the mere $15 Legacy is charging for ALL TICKETS. I have not however focused on the other matches. Matches so good that I cannot call them “undercard.” We’ve seen the internet go insane over the quality of women’s matches being held by the WWE’s NXT brand, and rightfully so. Well, I can promise you that Kimber Lee vs. Hania The Howling Huntress will be just as great as any match you’ve ever seen in NXT. I can tell you that because both Hania and Kimber are two incredible talents that can hold their own with any of the men on this card, and they will be battling to become the first Legacy Wrestling Women’s Champion. Charlotte vs Natty Neidhart, and Sahsa Banks vs Becky Lynch were amazing matches. I loved them as much as anyone, but I know that I will see a match every bit as good as those, if not better, on Saturday, June 6th, at In The Net Sports Complex in Palmyra, Pa. because they are Wrestling’s Legacy!
I also know that when the Blood-Bound Warriors take on team CK to determine the first number one contenders to the Legacy Wrestling Tag Team titles, that it will be amazing as well. Sean Carr perfected tag team wrestling, and is currently perfecting the singles game, but for a chance at Legacy Gold he’s going back with his old friend, Kage to prove they are one of the best teams out there. These two men complement each other like no one else. Power and speed, strength and finesse, Team CK have battled with some of the top names in wrestling, so who can stop them? How about the absolute monsters “Greywolf and The Red Scorpion?” Training at “The Monster Factory” where they have been tag team champions, these two are the modern day Powers of Pain. Walls of muscle, each man is still capable of moving faster than you’d ever imagine. I’ve seen each man wrestle a high flyer like Carr in singles action, and all I can say is, don’t let them catch you. This tag team battle is going to be intense, and without a doubt will set the tone for indy wrestling tag team action anywhere.
Finally, we’re going to see the former, and longest reigning Hungarian Championship Wrestling, heavyweight champion of all time, Laszlo Arpad take on one of the only men alive, brave enough to accept a falls count anywhere match against him, Gran Akuma! Arpad has collected titles all over the world, literally, and now wants to show Legacy Wrestling that he’s a serious contender there as well. Akuma is a long time veteran of wrestling, and is out to stop the brash youngster, and prove that he is still a measuring stick for anyone wanting to claim greatness on the wrestling scene. As crazy as this battle will be, Arpad has been signed by Miss Brianna, BooKoo Buckz. Brianna is a well-known manager in the Eastern region, having managed an elite faction known as “Hollywood’s Finest.” Frustrated with the inner workings at one of the companies she was with in the recent past, she has secured Arpad to stake his claim in Legacy Wrestling so she can prove that she has one of the best eyes for talent in all of the business. Akuma, unfazed by this is certain nothing can help Arpad prevail over his experience.
While it’s nice to meet the legends, and shake the hands of those who paved the way, for me, it is more exciting to watch history being made, to watch the future unfold right in front of my eyes. WWE’s NXT is out there scooping up the hottest independent talent because even they see where wrestling is heading these days. Triple H and Vince McMahon see the handwriting on the wall, and they are acting on it. I mean Kevin Owens (formally Steen in ROH) just pinned John Cena on a WWE live network event! Vince McMahon demanded they sign Samoa Joe due to the crowd reaction to his one-time appearance on NXT! It’s time for all of you to stop looking in wrestling’s rear view mirror as well, and start looking into the coming sunrise so you can see wrestling’s LEGACY!