BREAKING! NEW CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT FENWAY PARK!

Congratulations to The LumberParty. All the wrestlers who participated in the festival at Fenway did this sport proud.

Northeast Championship Wrestling

NEW CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT FENWAY PARK! In the NCW Showcase Match at El Mundo’s Family Festival in Boston MA “The Showoff” Mike Paiva and The Lumberjake defeated The Maine State Posse to win the NCW Tag Team Championship when Lumberjake sent Mike Paiva crashing down on top of DangerKid for the win!

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Madam Butterfly – Our Most Popular Video Ever

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We have been given the privilege of taping and posting matches and promos for Showcase Pro Wrestling, one of the hottest promotions in New England. Since 2013 we have produced 510 videos which are available to all on YouTube. This is a good opportunity to thank Promoter Chris Blackheart for his trust and support.

Our most popular video is the debut match of female wrestler Madame Butterfly in Attleboro, MA USA on 5 February 2017.  114,869 views so far, which for a niche like ours is a massive number. We hope to see this woman in New England again very soon.

 

The Art of Wrestling – Larry Zbyszko

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Visionary independent wrestler Colt Cabana interviews The Living Legend Larry Zbyszko on his “The Art of Wrestling” Podcast. Mr. Zbyszko is now 65 years old and reflects on his contribution to wrestling history as well as his intriguing philosophy and views on life.

As a blogger I’m sometimes asked to do Podcasts and shy away from them because most of them are just damn boring. Colt Cabana’s show is an exception and worth listening to every week.

Larry Then

Larry Now

NECW July 15, 2017 Summer Series 2017 Results and Reviews

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New England Championship Wrestling

2017 Summer Series 

July 15, 2017
Americal Civic Center
Wakefield, MA USA

Promoter: Sheldon Goldberg
General Manager: Paul Richard
Ring Announcer: Kevin Castro
Referees: Jack Hill, Eugene Scott

1. The Stacked Deck (Chris Cruise & Mike Montero) v. The Heavy Hitters (Frank Champion and Shay Cash). W – The Heavy Hitters

The Hitters had issued an open challenge that was answered by Montero & Cruise. It was an all Southern New England match. Montero and Cruise had the big men off-balance for most of the match but eventually the impact of Frank Champion’s size was the determining factor. Champion power slams Montero followed by a pin.

The Heavy Hitters. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Cruise and Cash. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Frank Finishes Things. Image: The Wrestling Professor

2. Television Championship Tournament 1: Richard Holliday (with Big Jym Anderson) v. Sensational Scott Levesque. – Double DQ

Beau Douglas took the mic pre-match and made the case for his displeasure at the tournament awarding the title that he never lost but was forced to vacate due to injury. He has been cleared to wrestle for a year yet the office has not given him a shot. Holliday and his goon came in and started shooting off their mouths about Holliday carrying the company and some alleged marketing scheme. They backed The Living Legend into a corner and showed him extreme disrespect.

Scott ambushed Holliday and Big Jym (who betrayed him while under his employ) with a chair. Referee Hill called a double disqualification and Mr. Castro announced that Levesque and Holliday were no longer eligible for the Television Title Tournament. Bummer.

The Living Legend Makes His Case. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Outrageous Disrespect. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Holliday & Levesque. Image: The Wrestling Professor

He Deserved It. Image: The Wrestling Professor

3. WWW Triple Threat: Isana v. Jawsolyn v. Amanda Fox.  W – Jawsolyn

This was the NECW debut of the amazing Amanda Fox. She was by far the most skilled wrestler in this contest. Ms. Fox generously aided Jawsolyn of Team Sea Stars in countering the aggressive Isana. In the end Isana pinned Jawsolyn with feet on the ropes unseen by the referee so it was completely fair.

Isana. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Amazing Amanda Fox. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Isana Punishes Fox. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Superplex. Image: The Wrestling Professor

4. Cortez Castro v. Slyck Wagner Brown. W – Brown

Cortez Castro is known to all of us from his work at Lucha Underground. The office brought in a talent worthy of Mr. Brown. This match went outside the ring early, as Mr. Castro Pearl Harbored SWB while he was being announced. Both men pummelled each other in the seats without mercy. After what was a wrestling clinic for the fans, Brown put Castro away with his trademark Moonsault off the top rope.

Cortez Castro. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Castro Punishes. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Brown Beats on Castro. Image: The Wrestling Professor

5. Kid Curry v. R.I.O.T. Kellan Thomas. W –  Curry

Former Champion Kellan Thomas returns to NECW after many years away to face a new kid on the rise. Curry showed some serious mat wrestling as well as aerial skills. He gave the veteran a hard time, though Thomas is as good as ever. Curry somehow survived a Thomas Pile Driver. He finished R.I.O.T. with a German Suplex and a backwards pin.

Thomas Goes High. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Mat Wrestling. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Curry Heads to Earth. Image: The Wrestling Professor

6. Heavyweight Championship: “Pure Talent” Chris Escobar v. Todo Loco. W – Todo Loco & Sensational Scott Levesque

There was a mysterious delay after the supposed start of this match. Beau Douglas took advantage of the vacuum and continued his speech about an office conspiracy to keep him out of title contention. The fans largely agreed with him, vocally supporting his assertion.  When Todo Loco finally entered the ring there was no Escobar. Mr. Castro took a call from The Champion who said that Todo Loco was not worthy of a title shot and that Escobar was not even in the building (Todo Loco was never defeated for the title – he had to surrender it due to injury). Mr. Richard went into the ring and announced that Escobar was stripped of his title for non-defense. He attempted to present Todo Loco with the belt but the warrior refused, asking for an opponent.

Todo Loco. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Title Offered and Declined. Image: The Wrestling Professor

We Want In. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Test of Strength. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Levesque Neutralizes The Kid. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Submission. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Holliday and Anderson entered and tried to capitalize but they were not expecting Scott Levesque to appear. An impromptu tag team match ensued. Levesque was a real factor, not shying away from a test of strength against Big Jym, and using a chair to incapacitate Holliday. Todo Loco got Big Jym to submit to a nasty choke hold.

7.Television Championship Tournament 2: “The Funny Man” Devin Blaze v. Kris Pyro. W – Pyro – New Television Champion

Devin Blaze and Kris Pyro are members of two formidable tag teams, The Minutemen, and Da Hoodz respectively. They are also intense singles competitors. Blaze came very close to winning this title. He and Pyro were well-matched. Blaze held the edge throughout but it was Pyro who prevailed, diving off the top rope to pin The Funny Man.

Devastating Crab. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Blaze & Pyro. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Funny Man. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Not So Funny. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Champion. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Next Show:

Saturday August 12 – NECW Tag Team Classic
Americal Civic Center
Wakefield, MA
7:00 p.m.

 

 

NECW This Saturday Night

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Our travel schedule has kept us away from NECW for way too long. We are excited to go this Saturday. Cortez Castro of Lucha Underground will face the legendary Slyck Wagner Brown. Superstars Sensational Scott Levesque and Kris Pyro are on the card. See you there.

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New England Championship Wrestling presents
Summer Series 2017 Continues
Saturday Night, July 15 at 7:00 PM
Americal Civic Center • 467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA

New England Championship Wrestling‘s Summer Series 2017 continues as the company returns to live action on Saturday night, July 15th at the Americal Civic Center, 467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA with a 7 PM bell time.In the main event, NECW Heavyweight Champion, “Pure Talent” Chris Escobar battles former champion Todo Loco.  The former champion has been cleared to wrestle after suffering a knee injury that forced him to be sidelined for the past 8 months. Escobar and Todo Loco have has many battles in the last, but now the roles are reversed. Escobar is champion and the masked man is the challenger.

Former champion, Slyck Wagner Brown returns to square off against Lucha Underground star, Cortez Castro, making his NECW debut.

There will be a four man tournament for vacant NECW Television Championship featuring Richard Holliday with Big Jym Anderson, “The Funny Man” Devon Blaze and former NECW Television Champions, “The Heat” Kris Pyro and “Sensational” Scott Levesque.

Plus NECW Tag Team Champions, The Heavy Hitters and Team Sea Stars more to be announced.

Showcase Pro Wrestling Results & Reviews New Bedford, MA USA July 8, 2017

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Showcase Pro Wrestling
July 8, 2017
Whaling City Festival
New Bedford, MA USA

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

Professor’s Note: We had been away from SPW for a long time, over a month-and-a-half due to travel. The company has been going strong with outdoor shows all over the place. This show was part of a three-day series. The matches below were part of two performances. We arrived on time for the first half but festivals take some of the control from promoters so they had to start earlier than planned. We missed the first 3 matches. Sorry fans.

New Bedford continues to be the home of some of the top New England wrestlers. Many were on the card, and a whole lot more were seen around the backstage area. We had the honor of meeting Mr. Don Vega’s father who travels with him around the country. A very nice man and quite the font of wrestling knowledge.

Match videos will be available after 10:00 p.m EST July 11 at our YouTube channel.

Match 1. Buck Nasty v. Hugo Brito. W – Buck Nasty

It’s not always fun being a rookie at the SPW Training School. Hugo once again paid his dues in pain and suffering at the hands of a brutal veteran. Mr. Nasty toyed with the kid, who got in some good forearm shots, before finishing him when it got too hot in the ring.

Hugo Pays The Price. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Kid Has Guts. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 2. Da Hoodz (Davey Cash & Kris Pyro) v. Sensational Scott Levesque & Mike Montero. W – Da Hoodz

Multiple legends in one match. We didn’t know who to support. Da Hoodz double team Montero (not sure what to call the move, check out the tape on YouTube), Pyro pins Montero.

Cash Dominates. Image: The Wrestling Professor

“Who’s The Man?”. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Da Hoodz Finish Things. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Spirit Squad Confront Mr. Don Vega & Cargill Vinton

Brian Partington was introduced in the ring and we expected him to have a match. Instead Cargill Vinton came out, shortly joined by Mr. Vega. They proceeded to humiliate the diminutive wrestler. Kenny and Mikey from The Spirit Squad entered the scene and rescued Mr. Partington. They challenged the Champions to a match later that day.

Brian Receives a Harsh Lesson. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Squad. Image: The Wrestling Professor

The Humble Champions. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 3. Cruisin’ Chris Cruise (with Amanda Fox) v. Kris Pyro. W – Pyro

Match of the day. Chris Cruise continues to impress. He went toe-to-toe with Pantheon member Pyro. Fox was a factor, at one point whaling on Pyro in the ropes while the ref was distracted. Unfortunately for us she used the back of our shirt to wipe off the sweat from her hands. Gross. Ringside access has its downside at times.

Pyro escapes a torture rack and rolls up Cruise for the pin.

Fox and Cruise. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Cruise Brings It. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Kris Pyro. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 4.  Diabolical Scott Ledeur (with Annabel) v. Chris Matrix. W – Ledeur

The rivalry that spans the ages. Ledeur found a way to win this time. He used one of his masks to bonk Matrix in the head. While technically illegal, in our opinion it was fair cheating because the referee didn’t see it. Both men put on a wrestling clinic for the festival crowd.

Eternal Rivals. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Matrix About to Close. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Too Crazy to Tap. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 5. Beau Douglas v. Makua. W – Makua

The Living Legend objected loudly to the fragrance emanating from the crowd. The New Bedford fans were not pleased. Mr. Douglas dominated as expected despite the Warrior managing to pull his shirt over his head for some nasty chops. Makua got lucky and did a top rope splash while Mr. Douglas was catching his breath on the canvas. Pin.

The Living Legend Beau Douglas. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Makua Exploits. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Douglas and Makua. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 6. Triple Threat: Superstar Shawn Candido v. Sensational Scott Levesque v. Davey Cash. W – Candido

Again, three legends in one ring. Candido and Levesque tried working together but it lasted about 3 minutes. All three men were fairly equal until The Superstar took advantage of Cash’s narrow escape from a Levesque hold, stomped the back of his head and pinned him.

Levesque & Candido. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Three Legends. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Cash and The Man. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 7. The Spirit Squad (Kenny, Mikey, and Brian Partington) v. Mr. Don Vega & Cargill Vinton. W – Vega & Vinton

We got what we wanted. Once in a while former WWE stars blow into town and everyone expects them to crush the independent wrestlers, who, as in this case, are better than the more known stars, they just didn’t get their break to ride the WWE wave for what is usually a very short time. Vega and Vinton dominated and used brain power to trick The Squad into allowing them to exploit their third man (Partington – How is 3 on 2 fair?) for a decisive pin by Cargill. We won’t explain the whole setup. You should watch the video on Tuesday. Mr. Vega is a God. Cargill Vinton deserves the SPW Heavyweight title. No disrespect to The Squad. They were just outclassed.

Mikey and Mr. Vega. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Mr. Vega Punishes. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Brains Win. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Next Show:

July 8, 2017
3 and 5 p.m.
Whaling City Festival
New Bedford, MA USA

 

Sensational

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Sensational Scott Levesque is the premiere wrestler in New England. He’s a member of our Pantheon. When the question is proffered “Who’s The Man?” the automatic answer of any New England Wrestling fan is inevitably Scott Levesque. 

Mr. Levesque has beaten them all and held belts all over the place. He’s a veteran, but we can’t help but think that the best is yet to come for “The Rick Flair of New England”.

The Man with Super Manager Rich Bass. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Happy Independence Day

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We wish all of our fellow American Citizens a happy and healthy Independence Day. Take some time with those you love and remember why we celebrate this day. Our Founding Fathers sacrificed everything to give us a chance to live as free citizens. Let’s show them that we deserve it.

An American Renaissance is underway. Thank God for the U.S.A.

Signing of the Declaration of Independence. Image: Bill of Rights Institute