The Extreme Enforcer Paul Richard: 38 Years of Pro Wrestling

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The Extreme Enforcer Paul Richard: 38 Years of Pro Wrestling” is a 7-part video interview series. The Professor and The Co-Conspirator were invited by Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame member Mr. Richard into “The Compound” in September 2017 to record his thoughts, insights, and memories of a 38-year career in Professional Wrestling. Paul Richard has seen it all and holds nothing back. This is a completely honest treatment of a man’s life in this great sport.

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Portrait of Paul Richard

Part 1: The Pre-Interview

Part 2: The Early Years

Part 3: The Savoldis, WWF, The Extreme Enforcer 

Part 4: Legends, Life on The Road, Giving Back

Part 5: ECW

Part 6: NECW

Part 7: CTE

 

Today is King Kong Bundy’s Birthday

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King Kong Bundy (Christopher Alan “Chris” Pallies) was born in Atlantic City, NJ on this day in 1957.  He’s 60 years old.

King Kong Bundy was Hulk Hogan’s opponent in Wrestlemania II in 1986.  The Professor was a college kid at the time and saw the event “Live” at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, MA USA on a closed circuit broadcast.  (For you youngsters, that was the technical ancestor of Pay-Per-View).  KKB juiced himself fairly obviously. The crowd went nuts.

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Showcase Pro Wrestling Results & Reviews Woonsocket, RI USA Nov. 3, 2017

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Showcase Pro Wrestling
November 3, 2017
Showcase Pro Wrestling Training Center & Arena
Woonsocket, RI USA

Ring Announcer: Jared, Sgt. Muldoon
Referees: Rob Roberts, Alicia Muldoon, Anthony Warren
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Commissioner: Mr. Frank Rocha

Another great night in the center of the New England Wrestling Universe.  Good to see Rob Roberts bringing experience to the referee squad.

(Videos will be available Monday 6 November after 10:00 p.m. EST on our YouTube Channel)

Sergeant Muldoon. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 1. Alec Price v. Ty Shyne. W – Shyne

Punk Beau Douglas Student Price got into it with a ringside critic. It didn’t quite go his way. Despite that, the kid gave Shyne a lot of trouble through most of the match until Shyne applied a devastating neckbreaker to end things.

Alec Price. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Price Dominates. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Ty Shyne. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 2. Big Dog Butler v. Abruzzi. W – Butler

Who seriously enjoys wrestling Big Dog Butler? Answer: No one who values his health. Butler destroys Abruzzi with an unrecoverable frog splash.

Big Dog Butler. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Another Day, Another Victim. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Abruzzi. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 3. Sons of Liberty Championship Match: Diabolical Scott Ledeur (C) with Annabelle v. S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs. W – Ledeur

The office is taking this new title seriously by providing top-level challengers. Ribs and Ledeur are well matched in size, strength, and skill. Despite Ribs military pressing Ledeur and dropping him on his face, Scott managed a modified neckbreaker which stunned The S.O.G. long enough for a pin.

S.O.G. Wants This Title. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Ribs & Ledeur. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Neck Breaker. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 4. Buck Nasty v. Carlos Esteban. W – Esteban

Carlos took his obligatory beating like a man. Nasty dominated most of the match until Carlos showed us some of the new skills he’s acquired at the SPW school. He rolled up the big man for a pin. Nasty exploded as Carlos was declared the winner and beat the young man down until Mr. Don Vega entered the ring and the intimidated Nasty ran out into the crowd. Mr. Vega offered to help mentor the young man from Portland, an offer that Carlos wisely accepted. There’s no telling how far the kid can go with one of the top wrestlers in the Northeast by his side.

Obligatory Beating. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Carlos Wouldn’t Give In. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Mr. Don Vega. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Lockdown: Ruby Bastaine

Ruby came out and shot his mouth off about Gary Gold and every one of the veterans over 40. He’s a punk and will likely get destroyed by Gary next month but in the meantime he’s a good antagoniste for all. He B slapped ring announcer Jared and ran away unscathed.

The Most Annoying Man in SPW Talks Smack. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 5: 8 Man Survivor Match: Mack Attack (Monster Mack & Trainee #1) & The Stacked Deck (Mike Montero & Chris Cruise) v. Krueger & Dylan & Team Number One (Superstar Shawn Candido & Richie Rich). W – The Stacked Deck

For some odd reason Team Number One were eliminated early. Krueger and Dylan were left to their own devices. (This might have been intentional). Krueger managed to remove Mack Attack by himself as Dylan deliberately abandoned him. Montero and Cruise double teamed Krueger and were declared victors. This sets up a revenge scenario for Krueger. Dylan should avoid Woonsocket for a few months.

Trainee #1 Gets Rid of Candido. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Abandoned. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Mack Attack & Montero. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Monster Mack & Krueger. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 6. SPW Heavyweight Championship: Chris Matrix (C) v. The Bitter Man Buddy Romano. W – Matrix

Another title taken seriously. We were not aware that Mr. Romano was a ranked contender but he is worthy of a shot. Matrix escapes a piledriver attempt and a sunset flip to pin The Bitter Man definitively.

Worthy Opponents. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Bitter Man. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Champion. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Next Show:

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
Bell Time: 7:07pm
Doors: 6:30pm
Tickets: $12 @ the door
Taunton VFW
Taunton, MA USA

 

 

Diabolical Scott Ledeur is the First SPW Sons of Liberty Champion

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Scott Ledeur is an over the top character in professional wrestling. His persona tends to overshadow his substantial wrestling ability. He’s one of the strongest guys in New England and an underrated technician. We’ve watched Mr. Ledeur grow as an athlete for years now and are big fans. We wish him a long title reign.

Diabolical Scott Ledeur with Annabelle. Image: SPW

Remember When…Vince McMahon Ushered in the Attitude Era

The effect of Vince McMahon on the sport of Professional Wrestling cannot be overstated and has been debated endlessly by all of us. One thing is certain: We can never go back to the territory days and what is done is done. We are no longer certain whether McMahon’s hegemony ultimately ruined or saved Wrestling. We can say that the advent of the tasteless Attitude Era was the impetus for our 20-year exile from the sport. Only local independent wrestling brought us back. We continue to find the WWE product less than compelling to put it mildly.

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Twenty years ago this year, on the 15 December 1997 of Raw is War, to start the second hour, Vince McMahon cut a charged promo in which he outlined the changes ahead for his company. In this ‘Remember When?‘ we look back at a promo widely regarded as the birth of the Attitude Era.

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Showcase Pro Wrestling Results & Reviews Woonsocket, RI USA Oct. 7, 2017

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SPW
Oct. 7, 2017
Showcase Pro Wrestling Training Center & Arena
Woonsocket, RI USA

Ring Announcer: Sargeant Muldoon
Referees: Alisha Muldoon, Kyle Rocha, Anthony Warren
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Commissioner: Mr. Frank Rocha

(Videos will be available 10 Oct. after 10:00 p.m. EST on our YouTube Channel)

Heavyweight Champion Chris Matrix Addresses The Fans

Chris Matrix speaks to Sergeant Muldoon about his thoughts on winning and keeping the Heavyweight title. This could be a long run.

Sergeant Muldoon & Chris Matrix. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 1. Carlos v. Diabolical Scott Ledeur (with Annabelle). W – Ledeur

Carlos once again shows that he can hang with the best. The youngster absorbed enormous amounts of punishment including several claws to the gut and hung tough. Scott shows his skills by escaping from a fireman’s carry and landing full force on Carlos for the pin.

Ledeur’s Claw. Image: The Wrestling Professor

He Lived Through it Somehow. Image: The Wrestling Professor

This Just Made Him Mad. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 2. Blade Runner & Big Dog Butler v. MIA.  W – Blade Runner & Butler

We believe that this was the first pairing of the giant men, making this the biggest tag team in the Northeast with perhaps the exception of The Heavy Hitters. MIA is a team from New Zealand. They should have stayed in Kiwi land. MIA did their best but the big men beat them senseless. Despite their limited one-word vocabulary (OY! is all they can say) the men seemed to have some cohesion but had really no chance. Once they were immobilized Butler put the Kiwis on top of each other and splashed them for fun.

New Zealand Ref Check Protocol. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Big Dog. Image: The Wrestling Professor

MIA Destroyed. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Zack Belair Addresses The Crowd

Mr. Belair is now known as Ruby Bastain (his father’s name). He appears to be angling to take over the company. Last night he challenged Gary Gold. Tonight he shot his mouth off and slapped the Sarge. He came up with a great burn on Carlos. “What do you see in that kid? He’s a charisma vacuum.” This is an audacious leap. Journeyman Referee to Power Broker is a stretch. Let’s see how he does.

The Kid Has Guts. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 3. Sons of Liberty Tournament Match: Buck Nasty v. Kid Reflex Eric Dylan. W – Nasty

The Kid is back with his unique and interesting personal and wrestling style. Despite the vast weight difference, Reflex had Nasty on his heels in the early part of the match. Things went south for the kid when he tried to hit Nasty with his removed boot. Unseen by Referee Warren, Buck took the footwear and used it on Dylan.

Kid Reflex. A Unique Talent. Image: The Wrestling Professor

His Arrogance Cannot Be Overstated. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Kid Bewildered. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 4. King Leon VI v. “The Bitter Man” Buddy Romano. W – Buddy Romano (DQ)

King Leon VI entered with the pomp and circumstance befitting a royal personage. He made the Sarge read a scroll with his manifesto. Predictably he disparaged the fans as peasants and the venue as a “shack”. Romano had difficulty with the monarch given his unorthodox style and the size difference. In the end Buddy outsmarted the King. Leon tried to take Romano out with his royal scepter. Buddy got it away from him, threw it back to His Highness, made a slap sound, and hit the floor on his back. When the dazed referee looked she called a DQ. Romano advances in the tournament.

His Royal Highness King Leon VI. Image: The Wrestling Professor

King Leon & Romano. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Bitter Man. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 5. Tag Team Championship: Team #1 (Richie Rich & Superstar Shawn Candido) v. The Stacked Deck (Chris Cruise & Mike Montero) v. Mack Attack (Monster Mack & Trainee #1). W – Team #1

3 Teams each totally qualified to be the Champions. The problem is with all the variables in a 6-man contest it’s virtually impossible to outsmart Candido and Rich. Team #1 brilliantly wins by spoiling Cruise’s attempted drop of Montero onto Monster Mack with a boot to the back. Candido swooped in to pin Monster Mack. Pure Genius.

Team #1. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Superstar and Monster Mack. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Mack Attack v. The Stacked Deck. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Next Show:

Taunton VFW
82 Ingell St.
Taunton, MA USA
Oct. 21, 2017
7:07 p.m.

 

 

Showcase Pro Wrestling Results & Reviews Attleboro, MA USA Oct 6, 2017

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Showcase Pro Wrestling
October 6, 2017
The Moose
Attleboro, MA USA

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

Sgt. Muldoon. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Sgt. Muldoon. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Professor’s Notes: A small but vocal crowd enjoyed a rare Friday night event at The Moose.

Match videos will be available after 10:00 p.m EST Oct. 9 at our YouTube channel.

Match 1. Sons of Liberty Tournament: Superstar Shawn Candido v. Chris Cruise v. Alec Price. W – Price

We expected the veterans to dispose of Price quickly. Somehow it didn’t happen. Cruise was going up top to finish Candido when The Superstar knocked him off his balance. Price swooped in and in a freak of luck, pinned the Champion. Price advances in the tournament.

Cruise, Price, Rocha, & Candido. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Champion’s Champion. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Alec Price. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 2. Amanda Fox v. Kennedi Copeland. W – Copeland

This was Copeland’s debut at SPW. Fox toyed with her while interacting with the fans in her usual arrogant way. The second fluke of the night. After a sustained beating by Fox, Kennedi kicks her in the face and pins her.

The Alpha Female Amanda Fox. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Fox Schools Copeland. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Zack Belair Challenges Nature Boy Gary Gold

Zack must be out of his mind. He deliberately ruined Mr. Gold’s interview and outright challenged him while dismissing his 30 years of industry accomplishments. Gary, with fan encouragement, smashed the kid in the puss. A match on December 2 at The Moose was agreed upon. It could be Belair’s debut and retirement match in the same night.

Two Hall of Fame Wrestlers. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Zack May Have Made a Huge Mistake. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 3. Diabolical Scott Ledeur (with Annabel) v. Carlos Esteban. Draw (Time Expired)

Carlos is constantly improving but few can stand up for long to the science and strength of Ledeur. Carlos endured enormous punishment and managed by a miracle to hold on till the end. Time expired, which did not please Mr. Ledeur.

Diabolical Scott Ledeur. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Carlos Takes a Beating. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Upset with the time expiration. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 4.  The Maniacal Jack Krueger v. Big Dog Butler. W – Butler

Krueger is half the size of The Big Dog. He was still able to punish the Man from Memphis all through the match. He could have won this one but he fell victim to a devastating frog splash. Few get up when that much mass lands square on your chest.

The Maniacal Jack Krueger. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Krueger whales on The Dog. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Fatal Splash. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 5. Heavyweight Championship: Chris Matrix (C) v. Cargill Vinton. W – Matrix (DQ)

Cargill Vinton’s darkness is intense. He was determined to unseat Chris Matrix whom he does not think deserves the title. Cargill spent most of the match demonstrating classic wrestling technical malevolence. Matrix got hold of Vinton’s fireball device and tried using it on him without effect. Matrix was coming back when Vinton got himself disqualified by bonking The Champion with the belt.

Champions. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Matrix Suffers. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Vinton Can’t Help Himself. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Next Show:

Saturday, October 7 Woonsocket RI @ 7:07
126 Main St.
SPW Arena