Anthony Warren, Big Dawg Butler, Buck Nasty, Carlos Esteban, Chris Matrix, Dan Terry, Dante Dio, David Cash, Frank Rocha, King Leon VI, S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs, Sergeant Muldoon, Shady Shay Cash, Shay Cash, Showcase Pro Wrestling, SPW, Superstar Shawn Candido, The Bitter Club
Showcase Pro Wrestling
7 December, 2018
Woonsocket, RI USA
Ring Announcer: Sergeant Muldoon
Referees: Anthony Warren, Frank Rocha
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Professor’s Notes: This was the last Woonsocket show of 2018. Great winter’s night in the center of The Professor’s wrestling world. The place was packed. Quite a few wrestlers from around New England were in the audience. What does that tell you about Woonsocket? Make a New Year’s resolution to get yourself to the SPW arena in 2019. It’s a unique and wonderful experience in independent professional wrestling. We can’t wait.
Match videos will be available after 9:00 p.m EST 10 December at our YouTube channel.
Match 1. Superstar Shawn Candido v. Dante Dio. W – Candido
The Superstar messed with Dante’s head from the beginning, delaying the start of the match until he (and everyone involved including fans and this reporter) were “ready”. When the match finally commenced, Dante, who has been absent from SPW of late, showed us what he’s learned in his travels throughout The Northeast. The kid is no longer a kid. He’s become quite a mature and skilled worker.
Dante took too long to set up his top rope dive, allowing the ever sneaky Superstar to play dead and move out of the way at the last movement. Dante landed on his face and was stunned. Candido went to the corner and ran over to Dante, applied his patented Head Stomp, and promptly pinned the younger wrestler.
Match 2. Dan Terry v. Chris Matrix. W – Matrix
The Fittest Man in The World spent a bit too much time clowning for his colleagues in the back section when he should have been paying attention to one of the most dangerous men in New England. Matrix has had a few bad breaks lately but truth be told he’s in amazing shape and is out for blood after perceived disrespect from the front office. This was a highly entertaining and theatrical match but in the end Terry did one goof too many, missing Matrix in a corner charge and allowing the former double champion to power slam him for the pin. Don’t mess with Matrix. It’s bad policy.
Match 3. His Royal Majesty King Leon VI v. Shady Shay Cash. W – King Leon VI
The Woonsocket peasants for some reason did not have the requisite respect for the royal personage expected by His Majesty. There were a lot of derisive jeers instead of the traditional supplication from the crowd. Shay Cash was even worse. He stole the royal crown and had the audacity to not only wear it himself, he put it on Sgt. Muldoon and on a young kid in the audience. This was an outrage that The Monarch put right when after a violent contest, he dropped Shay on his face and pinned him clean.
Match 4. S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs v. Big Dawg Butler. W – Ribs
Ribs insisted on doing a lot of comedy for his peers in the back section which gave Big Dawg plenty of opportunities to dominate. It looked like The Dawg’s night until The Soldier of God applied a DDT for the stun and pin. After the bell Ribs added insult to injury by going to the top rope and dropping a Benoit style flying Head Butt on the prostate Butler. Too much.
Match 5. Buck Nasty v. Hugo Brito. W – Nasty
Poor Hugo. He’s an up-and-comer, willing to take on anybody. The office has been cruel to him in 2018. He barely survived a feud with Buddy Romano, now they end the year by putting him in the ring with a guy at least 150 pounds heavier than him and meaner than a snake. Hugo did well for himself, embarrassing Nasty by knocking him down with multiple drop kicks. The saddest part was when Nasty decided to rip the braces out of the youth’s mouth. Disgusting sadism. Buck ended it with a cannonball in the corner that put Hugo unconscious. As a bonus he threw the limp body of Hugo through the ropes and onto the floor. We hope Hugo heals in time for Christmas.
Match 6: David Cash v. Carlos Esteban. W – Esteban
Carlos has risen from Rookie of The Year to Main Eventer in a very short time. He faced one of his toughest opponents in Hoodz luminary David Cash.
Cash is skilled and the toughest of the tough. Carlos brought his own brand of determination and technical acumen to the contest. It could have gone either way.
Cash seemed to have Carlos in an inescapable German Suplex when Carlos grabbed Referee Warren who forced a break. Carlos amazingly rolled up Cash for a decisive pin. Carlos beats a legend. Amazing.
Saturday, 15 December 2018
Bell Time: 7:07 VFW Hall
82 Ingell Street