Annabelle, Anthony Warren, Big Dawg Butler, Buck Nasty, Buddy Romano, Carlos Esteban, Chris Blackheart, Chris Matrix, Dan Terry, Frank Rocha, Kid Reflex Eric Dylan, Mike Montero, Mr. Don Vega, Mr. Pickles, Nick Diamond, Rob Roberts, Rob Sandow, Sargent Muldoon, Sensational Scott Levesque, Superstar Shawn Candido, The Bitter Club, The Bitter Man Buddy Romano, Zane Rico
Showcase Pro Wrestling
4 January 2020
Taunton, MA USA
Ring Announcer: Paul Rogers
Referees: Anthony Warren, Frank Rocha
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Commissioner: John Cena Sr.
Full videos of these matches will be available at 9:00 p.m. EST on 7 January on our YouTube channel.
Flu downed Sargent Muldoon, Scott Ledeur, and some other performers. Trainee Paul Rogers did a great job announcing. Mr. Don Vega says farewell in an unexpected way. Kid Reflex Eric Dylan is coming back to New England Wrestling after a long break. Mr. Pickles left the Dark Carnival for one night. Dan Terry’s manager is someone we know from way back.
Match 1: Superstar Shawn Candido v. “The American Hammer” Dan Terry (with Rob Sandow). W – Candido
The Superstar took the mic early and called The Fittest Man in Professional Wrestling “Pasty”. That did not sit well with The American Hammer. Dan Terry didn’t need it, but his manager continually distracted referee Warren and interfered with The Superstar. Sandow was removed as a factor when he held The Superstar in the ropes for a Terry charge. Candido jumped out of the way at the last second and the manager was on the floor. Candido quickly followed up with his patented Super Stomp, and Terry was done. After the bell Candido announced that his 2020 goal is to capture The Sons of Liberty Championship, making him the first person to hold all three SPW titles.
Match 2: Chris Matrix (with Annabelle) v. “The Flawless” Nick Diamond. W – Diamond
Matrix likely would have prevailed based on experience, skill, and power, had not Big Dawg Butler come in and interfered. Referee Rocha was temporarily incapacitated, having taken an accidental bump from both wrestlers. Matrix dropped Diamond on his face and was about to pin him when Butler jumped in the ring and kicked him in the back twice, stunning him. Diamond rallied and pulled himself on the prostate Matrix, just as Frank revived and counted to three. Diamond gets a sleazy victory and Butler sends a message to The Tag Team Champions.
Match 3: Heavyweight Championship: Buddy Romano (C) v. Zane Rico. W – Romano
Zane Rico (not Shane Mico) did a credible job against The Champion. He lasted a long time longer than most rookies would have. Mr. Romano ended things by dropping the kid on his face and pinning him. When that was done Buddy took the mic and called for his partner Sensational Scott Levesque to come into the ring for a powwow.
Buddy had the gall to say in reference to Levesque’s recent match while injured against Rico, “Never send a boy to do a man’s job”. Scott Levesque is The Premiere Wrestler of New England. No one talks like that to his face and expects to leave the room under his own power. Scott kept his cool but in no uncertain terms severed the relationship and left the building. Now Buddy has only Ruby Bastein in his Bitter Club. (This is not certain as Ruby has been absent for some time). It’s hard to hold the title without friends.
Match 4: Mr. Pickles v. Big Dawg Butler. W – Butler
We admit that Mr. Pickles makes the hair stand up on the back of our neck. He’s genuinely frightening. This was not Mr. Pickles’ night. Butler dominated the contest, never letting up on the unnerving clown. Big Dawg finishes the harlequin with a boot to the heart and a clean pin. Butler has been on a roll and seems destined for a title this year.
Match 5: Non-Title Heavyweight Championship Match: Buddy Romano v. Carlos Esteban. W – Esteban (Count Out)
Buddy entered the ring and started to comment on mic about his earlier encounter with Sensational Scott Levesque. Esteban came out and challenged Buddy to another match. Buddy unwisely accepted. After some aggressive work from both wrestlers, Carlos stunned Buddy, who fell out of the ring. The Champion repeated last night’s performance and left the room, taking a count out and keeping his title.
Mr. Don Vega Says Farewell
Mr. Vega said a heartfelt and thankful goodbye to the fans, management, and workers of SPW. It was an emotional moment, especially when his protege Carlos Esteban said a few words of appreciation to the legend. Then all hell broke loose when Mr. Vega unexpectedly attacked Carlos, saying that he had disappointed him. Mr. Vega even attacked Chris Blackheart and knocked him out of the ring. Mr. Vega then did the unthinkable: He cut Carlos with a sharp blade. Blood was all over the place and none of the security personnel could do a thing about it.
We are against blading and juicing in any form. We will address this issue later in a separate piece, when the dust has settled.
What does this mean for Mr. Vega going forward? No one knows.
Friday 7 February
126 Main St.
Saturday 8 February
Attleboro Moose Lodge