We’re Not Quite Done For The Year

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We’re off to India for a few weeks and won’t be able to attend these year-end shows but wanted you to know about them. Give yourself an early Christmas present and enjoy the best that New England Professional Wrestling has to offer.

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Image: Beyond Wrestling

New England Championship Wrestling returns to live action on Saturday night, December 17 at the Americal Civic Center, 467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA with a 7 PM bell time for UNWRAPPED, a holiday wrestling spectacular with all titles being defended and more.In the main event, it’s a return grudge match as NECW Heavyweight Championship Todo Loco battles former champion Brad Hollister.NECW Television Champion, “Pure Talent” Chris Escobar faces former NECW Heavyweight Champion, Slyck Wagner Brown in a return grudge match.  Manager James Maddox will be barred from the building.NECW Tag Team Champions, The Heavy Hitters take on The Suple-X Files.World Women’s Wrestling Champion, Vanity VixSin defends her title against Luscious Latasha.

In an unusual grudge match, partners collide as Jack Maverick battles his tag team partner, Brute Van Slyke, plus “Sensational” Scott Levesque collides with “The Heat” Kris Pyro in a return grudge match and more to be announced.

We have special pricing for this holiday event.  Tickets are $15 for adults in advance, $17 at the door. Kids under 12 are just $5 in advance and $10 at the door.  Get tickets online by clicking here or by calling 1-800-838-3006

 

Chaotic Wrestling presents Red Carpet Chaos – Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – Nashua, NH

Chaotic Wrestling LIVE!
Friday, December 14, 2016
Chunky’s Cinema & Pub
151 Coliseum Ave. – Nashua, NH
Doors open at 6 PM; bell time at 7 PM

TICKETS

Matches Announced:

More matches for this upcoming Chaotic Wrestling live event will be announced in the coming weeks; stay tuned to ChaoticWrestling.com as well as our homes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more details.

Also scheduled to appear: More of your favorite Chaotic Wrestling competitors!

*Card subject to change. When scheduled talent is/are unable to appear due to circumstances beyond the control of the promoter, the promoter reserves the right to make suitable substitution(s).*

 

Chaotic Wrestling LIVE! – Friday, December 16, 2016 – Woburn, MA

Chaotic Wrestling LIVE!
Friday, December 16, 2016
Woburn Elks #908
295 Washington St. – Woburn, MA
Doors open at 7:15 PM; bell time at 8 PM

TICKETS

Matches Announced:

More matches for this upcoming Chaotic Wrestling live event will be announced in the coming weeks; stay tuned to ChaoticWrestling.com as well as our homes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more details.

Also scheduled to appear: More of your favorite Chaotic Wrestling competitors!

*Card subject to change. When scheduled talent is/are unable to appear due to circumstances beyond the control of the promoter, the promoter reserves the right to make suitable substitution(s).*

 

SPOTLIGHTS: Streaming Services – Too Many Options, Not Enough ‘Fans’

Interesting post by our colleague “The Intercontinental Belt” down in sunny Florida. Enjoy.

WRESTLING IN FLORIDA: Celebrating Independent Pro Wrestling Worldwide

floslam-articleAs the venerated National Football League (NFL) is discovering, even the most diehard fans grow tired of over-exposed product. In the NFL’s endless search for market dominance, Thursday night football emerged, likewise international games at odd times. Ratings fell and fast. Of course, the over-politicizing of the League certainly did not help. (Fans turn to sports for escapism, not ideology.)

Independent wrestling is similarly staring over the edge of the cliff…yet fails to realize it. Between WWE Network, Ring of Honor, Chikara, FiteTV, FloSlam, and an array of independent wrestling promotion streaming services, there’s simply far too much content for any dedicated wrestling fan to keep up with. Let alone live events. SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

Still, these companies continue to push subscriptions, ones expecting any and every ‘true fan’ to go ‘all in’ across the board. As do the wrestlers through social media sales pitches. The catch is, indy wrestling fans…

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Showcase Pro Wrestling Results & Reviews Attleboro, MA USA Dec. 3, 2016

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Showcase Pro Wrestling
Dec. 3, 2016
The Moose
Attleboro, MA USA

Ring Announcer: Sargent Muldoon
Referees: Bobby Rossi, Zack Carter
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Commissioner: Mr. Frank Rocha

Professor’s Note: What a great climax to a fantastic 2016 for Showcase Pro Wrestling. Team Number One firmly in command, Doctor Ozone’s betrayal, the return of luminaries Don Vega and Tommy Mack, the emergence of Cruise & Foxy, and of course the retirement of the legendary Gary Gold. We congratulate this organization on its success and we look forward to seeing what Mr. Blackheart has in store for 2017.

We suggest that SPW management provide Referee Rossi with a pair of Croakies. His glasses have been taken away too many times by too many heels.

Match videos will be available after 10:00 p.m EST 6 Dec. at our YouTube channel.

Match 1. “The Apprentice” Dante v. Todd Harris. W – Dante

Dante ties Harris up in a backwards figure four with a bridge. Harris submits. Dante tried to claim the coveted Harris Country Club Championship belt but Sargent Muldoon informed him that this was not a sanctioned title match. Maybe next time.

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Harris Presses His Small Advantage. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Putting The Peasants in Their Place. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Dante Victorious. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 2. Lockdown with The Nastys followed by Buck Nasty v. Carlos. W – Nasty

The Nastys do their usual hot air routine which included insulting Carlos who has been named Rookie of The Year at Showcase. Buck even joked that Carlos’ last name had left him. Carlos entered the ring and challenged the Champion to a match which was quickly sanctioned as a title match (mostly due to The Nastys’ annoying SPW management). Carlos did his best but no rookie was going to unseat Big Buck. Carlos goes down under a Nasty Splash.

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Extreme Displeasure for The Sarge. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Carlos & Nasty. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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All Over. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 3. Alicia v. Foxy. W – Foxy

Alicia made the mistake of making a comment on Foxy’s physical appearance. Bad move for which she paid dearly. Cruise may have tripped Alicia which was smartly followed by Foxy rolling her up for a pin. Tights were grabbed but this was done fairly. The veteran schools the student.

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Easy Win. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Choking The Upstart. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Cruise & Foxy. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Gary Gold Retirement Ceremony

Gary Gold was honored at the end of a 35-year career. His long time manager John Cena Sr., his wife, partner Travis Funk, Sargent Muldoon, and Frank Rocha lauded Mr. Gold. The entire locker room surrounded the ring in a truly emotional event. God Bless You Gary Gold.

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Gary Speaks From The Heart. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Mrs. Gold Presents Her Husband With a Gift. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Tribute From Mr. Cena. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 4.  Don Vega v. Tommy Mack. W – Mack (DQ)

Don Vega made it clear early on that he doesn’t want fan adoration. It was hard for most of us to be quiet because we are used to cheering this pantheon member. Tommy Mack returns to Showcase after a long absence.  He looked great and gave Mr. Vega a heck of a run for his money.

Vega accidentally threw Referee Rossi into Tommy Mack who was on the top turnbuckle. Mack landed on his crotch. Rossi called for the bell and disqualified The Punisher. What a rip off.

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Vega & Mack. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Vega Gouges. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Mack Hangs On. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 5. Chris Cruise (with Foxy) v. Chris Matrix (with Alicia).  Double Count Out

These two are going to kill each other if something isn’t done by The Commissioner. Evenly sized and skilled, Cruise and Matrix fought to a stalemate when both men were counted out. Alicia and Foxy caused a bit of distraction but were for the most part non-factors.

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Cruisin’ Chris Cruise. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Matrix Won’t Submit. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Matrix Unloads. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 6: Tag Team Championship Mandatory Re-Match: Team Number One (Superstar Shawn Candido & Richie Rich with Doctor Ozone) v. The Fellowship (S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs & Osiris with Dante). W – Team Number One

Match of the night. Doctor Ozone’s betrayal of The Fellowship is epic. He led his new team to total victory. Perhaps the biggest defeat in the careers of The Fellowship. Osiris took a beating most of the match, being kept from the tag by the wily Rich and Candido. Ribs never should have competed with a tender shoulder and he may pay for his mistake with an extended recovery period or perhaps a career limiting injury.

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Number One: Superstar Shawn Candido. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Candido, Rich, and Ozone mercilessly focused on the injury which led to the disastrous defeat. Ribs submits to Richie Rich’s chicken wing on the injured shoulder and arm. In the end, all 3 Fellowship wrestlers were down and out on the canvas as Team Number One and their genius manager laughed all the way backstage. The room was astonished. This reporter at this juncture can think of no team in New England who is a serious threat to Team Number One.

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Candido Punishes Osiris. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Rich Continues The Osiris Beat Down. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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The Commissioner Gives Aid. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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No Doubt Who is Champion. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Team Number One Own Showcase. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Next Shows:

New Years’ Resolutions
SPW Arena
126 Main St.
Woonsocket, RI USA
January 6, 2017
7:47 p.m.

Tag Team Turmoil
Taunton VFW
82 Ingell St.
Taunton, MA USA
January 7, 2017
7:07 p.m.

 

 

 

Showcase Pro Wrestling Results & Reviews Woonsocket, RI USA Dec. 2, 2016

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Showcase Pro Wrestling
December 2, 2016
SPW Arena
Woonsocket, RI USA

Ring Announcer: Sgt. Muldoon
Referees: Zack Belair, Anthony Warren, Bobby Rossi
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Commissioner: Mr. Frank Rocha

Match videos will be available after 10:00 p.m EST 5 December at our YouTube channel.

The Middlesex Express and The Elite & Entitled contend for a shot at Tag Team Champions Team Number One

Three teams of egomaniacs argue over who gets to face Team Number One for a title shot. It was clear to us that only The Middlesex Express should be ranked number one contenders and thus be given the match that they got via a coin flip. This was a bizarre way to open a wrestling show. Mr. Candido never tires of letting the fans know that he (and Rich) are number “ONE!”.

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Lust makes an easy 25 cents. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Mr. Modest Talks About Himself..Again. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Logan & Harris. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Logan & Harris. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 1. “The Clinic” Chris James v. Robbie The Giant v. Carlos. W – Robbie The Giant.

What else would you expect when one of New England’s top 10 wrestlers is in a triple threat? James had his moments as we would expect from a seasoned veteran. Rookie Carlos held his own. Robbie took his time and finished off James, capitalizing on Carlos’ escape from a James splash.

James, Carlos, Robbie. Image: The Wrestling Professor

James, Carlos, Robbie. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 2. Heavyweight Championship: Buck Nasty (C) v. Nick Night. W – Nasty.

Nick goes to the well too many times and misses his patented face breaker. Nasty capitalizes with a foot-on-the-ropes pin (unseen by Referee Belair). A rematch is scheduled for 6 January.

Heavyweight Champion Buck Nasty. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Heavyweight Champion Buck Nasty. Image: The Wrestling Professor

A disappointed Nick Night. Image: The Wrestling Professor

A disappointed Nick Night. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 3. The Fellowship (S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs and Dante) v. The Elite & Entitled (Malik Logan and Todd Harris).  W – The Fellowship

The Fellowship used this match to show their sadism prior to their title re-match tomorrow against Candido & Rich.  Harris and Logan suffered numerous chops by both Ribs and Dante.  The kids did OK but as green wrestlers stood little chance against the ring generalship of the S.O.G. Dante is coming along nicely in his own right. Ribs ended up dropping Harris on his head while administering The Nail in The Cross finisher. Harris miraculously was unhurt, though it looked close to a career ender. It doesn’t pay to wise off to Ribs.

Ribs' Message to Doctor Ozone. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Ribs’ Message to Doctor Ozone. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Harris in The Air. Image: The Wrestling Professor

 

The Meaning of Pain. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Meaning of Pain. Image: The Wrestling Professor

What it Is. Image: The Wrestling Professor

What it Is. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 4.  Diabolical Scott Ledeur (with Annabelle) v. The Invisible Man. W. – The Invisible Man (Count Out)

Ledeur faced one of his demons, an invisible entity.  He fought the unseen foe valiantly but allowed himself to be distracted by the surprise return of The Maniacal Jack Krueger, who is pissed at Ledeur for infringing on his area of renown – insanity. Ledeur wandered between Krueger and Annabelle and was counted out. We never figured out the identity of his opponent.  The only clues being his hailing from Venice, CA and his music was “Real American”. Weird.

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Return of The Maniacal Jack Krueger. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Battling The Invisible Man. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Invisible Defeat. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 5. Foxy v. Alisha. W – Foxy (Forfeit)

Match 6. Chris Cruise v. Chris Matrix. Double Count Out

Foxy showed up and Alisha did not due to a family emergency. Foxy humiliated Referee Rossi by making him get on his knees and count to three for her “victory”. The Sarge had the last laugh by declaring the match a forfeit with the commensurate small pay day for Foxy.  Cruise entered and tried to push the lawman around without success. Matrix followed and attacked Cruise in what somehow became a sanctioned match. These guys are well-matched and went at it for some time before being counted out together. The antagonists would not stop after the bell so three referees had to come out and separate them. The feud will continue.

Get on Your Knees. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Get on Your Knees. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Cruise & Foxy. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Matrix v. Cruise. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 7. Little Daddy Bravo v. Jamie Tucker. W – Bravo

This was the first time we had seen Bravo at SPW. This was Tucker’s debut. Bravo used his size to his advantage. He was surprising quick for a big man. Tucker did OK but it was clear that Little Daddy had more time in the ring to call upon. Bravo threw Tucker face first into the ring post and pinned him after he bounced off the steel.

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Little Daddy Bravo. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Tucker & Bravo.Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Bravo Wins. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 8. Tag Team Championship: Team Number One (Superstar Shawn Candido & Richie Rich – Champions) v. The Middlesex Express (Steven Broad & Steven Lust). W. – Team Number One

The Middlesex Express could have surely beaten Team Number One. Tonight it was not to be. Rich and Candido are the two premiere veterans in SPW. They used their guile to best the Lowell Men. Candido finished a hard fought contest by punching Mr. Lust in the crotch, followed by a couple of head stomps and a pin. A bit dirty perhaps, but Lust would have done the same or worse if given the chance.

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Broad Makes Pain His Ally. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Superlative Middlesex Express. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Superlative Middlesex Express. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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NUMBER ONE. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Next Show:

Saturday December 3, 2016
Attleboro Moose Lodge
Attleboro, MA
Bell Time 7:07

 

 

The Lengendary Mean Gene Okerlund

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Mean Gene Okerlund was born on this day in 1942.  He’s 74 years old.  He is one of the greatest Wrestling announcers and interviewers in the history of the sport.  Mean Gene was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. Mr. Okerlund is semi-retired.

Mr. Okerlund worked for the AWA, WWF, and WCW.  The Professor’s fondest Mean Gene moments were his legendary interviews with Macho Man Randy Savage.  The two men had a chemistry that has never, and will never be duplicated.

The Professor and The Co-Conspirator were honored to meet Mr. Okerlund at New England Fan Fest in Providence, RI in 2015.  TWP told Mr. Okerlund of his contention that the 80’s wrestling boom would not have happened without him. Mr. Okerlund was modest at that assertion.  He’s total class.

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Mean Gene interviews his great friend The Late Macho Man Randy Savage:

Showcase Pro Wrestling Results & Reviews Franklin, MA USA Nov. 12, 2016

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Showcase Pro Wrestling
November 12, 2016
Franklin Elks
Franklin, MA USA

Ring Announcer: Rich Palladino
Referees: Zack Belair, Mickey O’Shay
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Commissioner: Sgt. Muldoon

The Dean of New England Ring Announcers, Rich Palladino. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Dean of New England Ring Announcers, Rich Palladino. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Professor’s Notes: We were honored to be given a few minutes of the legendary Ricky Sexton’s time after the show. Mr. Sexton starred in the WWWF for 10 years. He told us he had over 1000 matches before he left his teens. He’s a legend.

Rich Palladino is quite a “get” for Showcase. He’s the most in-demand announcer in The Northeast. His work in ECW, Chaotic, and Beyond Wrestling has made him an international property.

Match videos will be available after 10:00 p.m EST 15 November at our YouTube channel.

Match 1. Diabolical Scott Ledeur (with Annabel) v. Carlos Esteban. W – Esteban (DQ)

Scott dominated Carlos as in their last match but blew it when he wouldn’t release the Peruvian once the bell had rung after submission. Decision reversed by Referee Belair. This referee should be careful. This is the third match this fall that he’s reversed for dubious reasons. Insane wrestlers are not always understanding.

Ledeur & Annabel. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Ledeur & Annabel. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Esteban, Belair, Ledeur. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Carlos Goes High. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 2. Superstar Shawn Candido v. “The Apprentice” Dante (with Doctor Ozone and Osiris). W – Candido

Candido has trouble with the up-and-coming kid as in their last contest but ends up finishing the punk with his patented stomp to the back of the head. Doctor Ozone didn’t have a chance to cheat.

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Doctor Ozone. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Candido Hurts Dante. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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More Pain. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Nastys Pontificate

Buck Nasty and his annoying father Papa Nasty addressed the crowd. Buck claimed to have researched tonight’s opponent Richie Rich’s WWF career and demonstrated Mr. Rich’s consistent finishing move. Very funny.

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Father & Son. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Demonstrating Rich’s Alleged Finishing Move. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 3. Chris Cruise & Foxy v. Chris Matrix & Alicia. W – Matrix & Alicia

This was a rematch. Foxy and Cruise are a seasoned team and toyed with Alicia and even the great Chris Matrix. Alicia got lucky once again and bounced Foxy off the ropes for a roll up pin. She’s blessed to have some of her early matches against some of New Bedford’s finest.

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Cruise & Matrix. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Foxy & Cruise. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Foxy vs. The Fans. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 4.  Tag Team Title Match: The Fellowship (S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs & Osiris with Doctor Ozone) V. Todd Harris & Malik Logan. W. – The Fellowship

The children gave the adults more of a fight than anticipated in what was expected to be a 5 minute rest match for the champions. Osiris particularly caught punishment from both Harris and Logan. After play time was over, The Fellowship put Harris in The Nail in The Cross Finisher but Referee Belair wouldn’t count the pin because Osiris was not the legal man. Ribs then dropped Logan on his head and easily pinned him for the win.

The Champions. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Champions. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Ribs Closes in on Logan. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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The Nail in The Cross. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 5. Heavyweight Championship Match: Buck Nasty (C. with Papa Nasty) v. Richie Rich (with Ricky Sexton) W – Nasty

Worthy challenger Richie Rich was accompanied by his father, legendary WWWF star Ricky Sexton. The always irritating Papa Nasty seconded his son. Apparently his wife lent him one of her hats to wear, which was nice of her. Richie punished Buck by focusing on keeping him on the ground and working his legs. Dueling figure fours and other scientific techniques almost succeeded for Richie Rich. In the end Rich succumbs to the inescapable Nasty Splash.

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Rich and Sexton. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Dueling Leg Locks. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Rich v. Nasty. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 6. Survivor Series Style 6 Man Team Match: S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs, Osiris, Chris Matrix, Alicia, Rob “The Trash Man” Roberts, & Dante (with Doctor Ozone) v. Diabolical Scott Ledeur, Foxy, Chris Cruise, Superstar Shawn Candido, Malik Logan, & Todd Harris. W – Ribs, Osiris, Matrix, Alicia, Roberts, & Dante

An excellent novelty match featuring 12 of the top stars in Showcase. We always have a hard time describing the trajectory of battle royals and multiple man matches so we encourage you to watch the video (available Tue. night). Matrix finishes former partner Ledeur with his Shooting Star Moonsault.

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It Begins. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Foxy’s Revenge on Alicia. Image: The Wrestling Professor

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Something we Never Thought to See. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Next Shows:

Friday November 18, 2016
Bell Time: 7:47pm
Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: $8 Adults $5 Kids @ the door
SPW Arena – 126 Main St. Woonsocket, RI

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Bell Time: 7:07pm
Taunton VFW
82 Ingells St. Taunton, MA

Friday, December 2, 2016
Bell Time: 7:47pm
Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: $8 Adults $5 Kids @ the door
SPW Arena – 126 Main St. Woonsocket, RI

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Bell Time: 7:07pm
Doors: 6:30pm
Tickets: $12 @ the door
Moose Lodge – 241 Thacher St. Attleboro, MA