Showcase Pro Wrestling
1 June, 2018
Woonsocket, RI USA
Ring Announcer: Sergeant Muldoon
Referees: Rob Roberts, Frank Rocha
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Professor’s Notes: The last night of the summer in Woonsocket before SPW hits the road on the festival circuit. A birthday party ruined. The Big Dawg gets ever closer to his goal. The Return of The Kid in an improbable victory. MIA I noticeably improving as a worker. Frank Rocha treats the fans to his vocal style with a rousing rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. It was only in the high 80s in the arena, at least 20 degrees cooler than it would be in July.
Match videos will be available after 9:00 p.m EST 4 June at our YouTube channel.
Match 1. Superstar Shawn Candido v. Buddy Romano (with Sensational Scott Levesque, Carlos Esteban, & Ruby Bastein). W – Romano
Lesson #1A in wrestling: Don’t take someone on who has 2 confederates ringside. The Superstar and Buddy are fairly well matched but this was an inevitable outcome. Superstar drops Romano’s face on his knees, knocks Carlos off the apron, scares Ruby half to death without laying a finger on him, but gives Buddy a chance to recover, bounce his neck off the ropes, and roll him up for a pin. Fair is Fair, Romano wins.
Superstar Shawn Candido
Romano & Candido
Match 2. Kid Reflex Eric Dylan v. Buck Nasty. W – Dylan
Buck Nasty entered displaying what he must have thought was a Confederate flag but was in reality a cheap silk screen he probably found left over from a 1978 beach party. He demanded that Referee Roberts salute the beer souvenir. He refused to do so. Dylan, who purposely chooses to fight big men, used his guile and quickness to outsmart the giant from Deliverance, staying alive long into the match.
Enter Blade Runner, who somehow hypnotized or possibly possessed Nasty, allowing The Kid to get in a face breaker and pin. Blade Runner then led a babbling Buck Nasty out of the ring area. Weird.
Nasty with his liquor store souvenir
The Kid Gets an Unexpected Win
Blade Runner Summons Buck Nasty
Match 3. Sensational Scott Levesque (with Buddy Romano, Carlos Esteban, & Ruby Bastein) v. Big Dawg Butler. W – Levesque
This started with Sergeant Muldoon re-introducing a veteran of SPW who is in contention to be the new Commissioner, Johnny Ray Justus. Ruby Bastein came out and ruined the interview, making some bizarre claim that his father’s financial power would allow him to shut down the company and rename it “Bitter Club Wrestling”. His Bitter Club colleagues emerged and a Levesque v. Butler match was on.
Test of Strength
Big Dawg Butler
The Premiere Wrestler of New England Sensational Scott Levesque
Again, even if you are over six feet tall and nearly 300 pounds, never fight a match with someone with 2 seconds at ringside. The Big Dawg is getting a lot of shots at top guys, in this case The Premiere Wrestler of New England. We get a sense that momentum is on his side in his quest for recognition and titles at SPW. The man from Memphis used his advantages to give Mr. Levesque a lot of trouble. Scott left the ring more than once to take the microphone to demand that the fans stop “barking” or he would go home. Butler allowed himself to be distracted by Bastein. A kick to the bread basket and a bulldog masterfully applied by Mr. Levesque ended things.
Match 4. Carlos Esteban v. MIA I. W – Esteban
Carlos came out alone, probably thinking his Bitter Club buds need not provide any assistance for a match against the winless MIA I. A mistake. MIA I has improved dramatically. Carlos was lucky to get the win, dropping the New Zealander on his face followed by a pin.
The Bitter Club entered with a nice birthday surprise for Carlos. Buddy presented Carlos with one of the Tag Team Belts. The Bitter Club has been given clearance by the office to invoke The Freebird Rule, which means that the title is a three way entity that can be defended by any two members whenever they choose.
The Club celebrated for a while with party hats and streamers in the ring until Mr. Don Vega and Cargill Vinton spoiled the party, setting up next week’s six man no DQ match in Taunton. The Bitter Club left plenty angry. Mr. Vega and Mr. Vinton mocked them all the way out.
Esteban & MIA I
Improved MIA I
Celebrating The Birthday Boy
Mr. Vega and Mr. Vinton Spoil The Party
Pleased With Themselves
Match 5. Sons of Liberty Championship: Diabolical Scott Ledeur v. Chris Matrix. W – Ledeur
Another grudge match between former best friends and Tag Team Champions. If anyone could take the S.O.L. title from Ledeur, it would be Matrix. Unfortunately for him, his anger got in the way. Scott entered the room without his living doll Annabelle, though it seemed to us that he thought she was with him, perhaps in invisible form. Who knows what goes through that demented mind? Deep into the match the power gave out for several seconds. Matrix claimed after Ledeur pinned him fairly that he had him pinned during the blackout. Not true. We were ringside and he had him in the ropes. Ledeur keeps his title (barely). Matrix continues to be the number one threat to all title holders in SPW.
Former Best Friends in The Reffler Era
Matrix Delivers Pain
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Bell Time: 7:07 VFW Hall
82 Ingell Street