Showcase Pro Wrestling
8 June 2019
Taunton, MA USA
Ring Announcer: Sargent Muldoon
Referees: Anthony Warren, Frank Rocha
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Timekeeper: Chris Hades
Full videos of these matches will be available after 9:30 p.m. EST on 11 June on our YouTube channel.
New England Wrestling luminaries came to Taunton to Honor Sargent Muldoon on his 40th wrestling anniversary. The tournament was a hard fought contest with a surprise ending. Mike Law has his work cut out for him in New Bedford next month.
Number One Contender Tournament
The Participants: Buddy Romano, Chris Matrix, S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs, Mike Montero, Sensational Scott Levesque, Alec Price, Carlos Esteban, The Diabolical Scott Ledeur.
Round 1, Match 1. Buddy Romano v. Chris Matrix. W – Romano
This could have gone either way until Referee Rocha took it upon himself to interfere by pulling Matrix’s hands off the ropes illegally, allowing Buddy to get the pin. Matrix was grabbing the middle rope to escape a Sunset Flip – all quite legal. Once Mr. Rocha kicked his hands, Buddy had the leverage to get him into a roll up. Matrix shoved the referee in disgust. Frank is lucky it wasn’t more.
Matrix and Muldoon. Image: TWP
The Bitter Man Buddy Romano. Image: TWP
Evenly Matched Veterans. Image: TWP
Round 1, Match 2: S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs v. The Ace Mike Montero. W – Ribs
Montero survives a Ribs Superplex but in the end falls to a good old fashioned Bulldog. He still has his Sons of Liberty title which was not on the line in this tournament.
Sons of Liberty Champion Mike Montero. Image: TWP
Ribs Delivers. Image: TWP
“Bring on Whoever’s Next” Image: TWP
Round 1, Match 3: Sensational Scott Levesque (with Ruby Bastein) v. Carlos Esteban. W – Levesque
The Premiere Wrestler of New England layed out a pretty good case for why Carlos wants to be him, and the reasons for which he was ejected from The Bitter Club. Carlos did well against the master wrestler, but things were bound to get funky with The Bitter Club around. Ruby did his best distraction work which allowed Buddy to clock Carlos with a chain and place a groggy Mr. Levesque in a pin position. This is how factions work. We call this “Fair Cheating”. Levesque moves on in the tournament.
The Premiere Wrestler of New England, Sensational Scott Levesque. Image: TWP
Factions Work. Image: TWP
Tribute to Sargent Muldoon’s 40 Years in Wrestling
Brittany Brown, Ramblin’ Rose, Mr. Tony Ulysses, and Bandit Bill Rossi came into the ring to honor their long-time friend and colleague. It was a fitting tribute to a New England Legend.
Bandit Bill Rossi, Ramblin’ Rose, Brittany Brown, Sargent Muldoon. Image: TWP
Mr. Fabulous, Tony Ulysses. Image: TWP
Round 2, Match 1: S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs v. Buddy Romano (with Ruby Bastein). W – Romano
Buddy spitefully focused on Ribs’ bad knee, relentlessly pounding on it until The Soldier of God was limping. As usual, Ruby and Scott Levesque distracted the referee enough to allow Buddy to finish Ronnie off with a flying drop kick and pin.
Focus on The Knee. Image: TWP
Buddy and Ronnie to The Finish. Image: TWP
The Soldier of God Ronnie Ribs. Image: TWP
Round 1, Match 4 (matches were held out of order): The Diabolical Scott Ledeur v. The Prize Alec Price.
A viscous match that turned into chaos when Referee Rocha was knocked out. Alec Price tried to find protection with his grandfather, Old Man Price. Ledeur tore Grandpa’s wig and beard off and it turned out to be Howitzen Davis III in another disguise attempt at infiltrating SPW. He was removed bodily by security and as he was dragged out the back, he threatened multiple lawsuits. Alec body slammed Ledeur on the floor. Frank revived and called a no-contest. Both participants eliminated from the tournament. Sensational Scott Levesque was automatically moved to the finals.
Old Man Price Confronted. Image: TWP
Howitzen Davis III Ejected. Image: TWP
No Contest. Image: TWP
Round 2, Final Match: Buddy Romano (with Ruby Bastein) v. Sensational Scott Levesque. W – Romano – New Number One Contender
Buddy and Scott found themselves unexpectedly at odds. They refused to fight each other and kept leaving the ring for 9 counts to delay matters until they could figure out a solution. The Boss Chris Blackheart entered and insisted on a contest. The Bitter Club Brothers’ greed for gold won out and they ended up fighting. Multiple tests of strength and false count outs ensued until the people they screwed, screwed them. Ribs and Esteban destroyed the match. Somehow Scott Levesque was disqualified for outside interference. Buddy given the win. The Bitter Club members celebrated this milestone for the faction. Look out Mike Law.
The Boss Rules Against The Bitter Club. Image: TWP
Might as Well Fight. Image: TWP
Revenge. Image: TWP
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