Look Out Chuds – It’s The Middlesex Express

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Steven Lust and Steven Broad make up the most explosive tag team in New England today. They are causing damage all over the place, working everywhere. Even the experts at The New England Pro Wrestling Academy and Beyond Wrestling acknowledge this fact.

Showcase Pro Wrestling Results & Reviews Marchiversary XI Taunton, MA USA March 25, 2017

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Showcase Pro Wrestling
Marchiversary XI
March 25, 2017
Taunton VFW
Taunton, MA USA

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

Sgt. Muldoon. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Professor’s Notes: Marchiversary XI was beyond sold out. The room was packed and the fans got more than their money’s worth. We’ve attended SPW shows regularly for the past three years and can honestly say that this was the best event yet. It’s so nice in these troubled wrestling times to see a family business grow and evolve the way Showcase has done. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Match videos will be available after 10:00 p.m EST 28 March at our YouTube channel.

Match 1. Heavyweight Championship Match: Buck Nasty (C) v. Nicholas Night.  – No Contest

Nick accidentally took out Referee Belair with a flying drop kick off the top rope.  As he was dazed Buck took Nick’s steel chain off his neck and wrapped it around his fist. Buck tried to use it for the K.O. but Nick avoided the blow and dropped Nasty’s face on his knees and rolled him for a pin. Referee Carter ran into the ring and counted to three, declaring Night the winner. Mr. Belair revived and tried to reverse the decision (reason unclear).  Nasty entered the ring in rage and attacked both referees who wisely fled. Commissioner Rocha got into the ring to bring some order and was promptly KO’d by Nasty. Nasty then attacked Sgt. Muldoon, who fought back hard. Promoter Blackheart and former Champion Benny Blanco inserted themselves but were unable to mollify Buck Nasty. Sgt. finally announced that Referee Belair disqualified Buck Nasty which meant a Nick Night win but no title change. Mr. Muldoon informed the room that the Heavyweight Title is “held up” (vacated) and would be determined by the outcome of the Gauntlet For The Gold later in the evening. Mr. Nasty proclaimed that he would “bury SPW” and left in disgust.

Rage. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Pain. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Blood Feud. Image: The Wrestling Professor

He Won’t Let Go. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 2. Alicia v. Delilah v. Foxy. W – No Contest

We expected Foxy and Delilah to gang up on Face Alicia but they beat each other up as much as the fan favorite during a fairly even contest. Alicia managed a double bulldog and might have gotten an advantage had Scott Ledeur not entered the ring uninvited and destroyed all three women in succession. Before Ledeur could be coaxed backstage his rival Jack Krueger entered with doll Annabel in a little red wagon. This naturally upset Scott. Referee Carter declared no contest.

Foxy. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Alicia Muldoon. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Delilah. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Diabolical Scott Ledeur. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Krueger Taunts. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 3. Chris Matrix v. “Cruisin” Chris Cruise. W – Matrix

Stipulation: If one wrestler’s feet hit the floor during the match, instant loss. A culmination of a months long feud. A fairly even, brutal contest that could have gone either way until both men were on the apron. Cruise clotheslined Matrix back into the ring for some reason. Matrix quickly capitalized, kicking Cruise through the ropes and onto the floor.

Set Up. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Cruise Brings It. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Victory. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 4.  Tag Team Championship: “Team Number One” (Richie Rich & Superstar Shawn Candido with Doctor Ozone) v. “The Harris Country Club” (Todd Harris & Malik Logan) with special referee S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs. W – Team Number One

Team Number One were displeased to say the least at the appointment of the S.O.G. as special referee. This is a man who they not only relieved of his tag team title, but took his manager in the process. Mr. Ribs promised to call the match straight, but continually came up with super slow counts every time Rich or Candido had the youths pinned. This went on for 15 minutes when Harris came flying and knocked our camera out of commission. We quickly switched to the Samsung Phone and captured the rest of the match.

Doctor Ozone and Superstar Shawn Candido. Two of The Greatest Minds in Professional Wrestling. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Experience Matters. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Number One. Image: The Wrestling Professor

He Has to Acknowledge The Victors. Image: The Wrestling Professor

In minute 20 Candido kicked young Harris in the head (trademark move) and got him in a pin that even Ribs could not stop with a slow count. Ribs dejectedly counted 3 and declared the champions victorious. He then received a well-deserved beat down by Rich, Candido, and Ozone until he was saved by Fellowship partners Osiris and Dante.

Match 5. “The Punisher” Mr. Don Vega v. Tommy Mack v. Osiris. W – Osiris

All three men have beefs with each other so this was a good vehicle for resolution. The antagonists beat the crap out of each other for quite some time until an exhausted Osiris knocked Mr. Vega to the floor and countered a Tommy Mack charge, throwing Mack on his face for the pin.

The Legendary Mr. Vega. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Mr. Vega’s Crab. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Match 6. Gauntlet For The Gold. W – Nicholas Night

TGFTG is a 30-man rumble-style event held annually at Marchiversary. Contestants are chosen at random and enter at intervals of a few minutes.  This year, due to monkey business in the opening Heavyweight Championship contest, the winner of the Gauntlet is the new Heavyweight Champion.  Todd Harris was the first to be called, followed by Steven Lust.

Lust & Harris. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Battle Royal matches can sometimes be a bore, but this was anything but. Scores were settled, talents showcased, alliances formed and betrayed. Great all around.  In the end Nicholas Night removed rival Buck Nasty for the final conclusion to their blood feud.

Mayhem. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Madness. Image: The Wrestling Professor

A bloodied Cargill Vinton came into the ring post victory to congratulate his long-time friend. Instead he knocked him cold. The new champion was dazed for quite some time but managed to leave the room under his own power.  We believe this is the third title reign in SPW for the 18-year veteran.

The Champion. Image: The Wrestling Professor

Next Shows:
Friday, April 7 Woonsocket RI @ 7:47
Saturday, April 8 Attleboro MA @ 7:07
Friday, May 5 Woonsocket RI @ 7:47
Saturday, May 6 Taunton MA @ 7:07

Lucha Underground on Netflix

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Netflix has gone seriously downhill over the past few years. They cut most of the classic movies and put their money into “original” series and lamer-than-lame “documentaries”. It’s still only 9 bucks or so a month so TWP has not cancelled it as he did cable years ago.

One bright spot is Lucha Underground seasons 1 & 2.  It is overproduced, with annoying Mark Burnett nonsense and overhead but putting that aside the series gives viewers a chance to see Mexican wrestling and some of the best of the American Indies combined into a strong product.

Sexy Star. Image: luchawomen.blogspot.com

It was fun to see Cortez Castro in action in The Temple. We saw him last fall as Ricky Reyes at New World Wrestling Extreme in Woonsocket, RI.

One of these days TWP will return to Mexico City and Arena Naucalpan. Something to look forward to.

The Biggest Night of The Year – Marchiversary XI

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This Saturday night is Marchiversary XI which celebrates 11 years of Showcase Pro Wrestling. We consider SPW our home promotion and could not be more excited to share this special night with Chris Blackheart, Sergeant Muldoon, Mr. Frank Rocha, and the amazing athletes who make this company a special organization. We hope you join the festivities in Taunton, MA. See you there.

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Huzzah! NECW is Back

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Ok, we admit it, we look for opportunities to use the term “Huzzah”. Please indulge us.

NECW has been on hiatus and is roaring back next month. This is one of our favorite promotions so we are pumped for this show. Also, make sure you attend New England’s premiere wrestling event, The Iron 8 Tournament which will take place on May 6th.

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SPOTLIGHTS: The Confusing Configuration of the Modern Wrestling Scene

The business of wrestling is certainly in flux to say the least. TWP understands this perhaps less than TIB. So much for that M.B.A. What’s next?

WRESTLING IN FLORIDA: Celebrating Independent Pro Wrestling Worldwide

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It used to be simple.

Independent wrestlers join regional promotions, work through the ranks, potentially go overseas, to subsequently sign on with nationally televised organizations. Garner enough positive buzz, earn WWE tryout…cross fingers. Make the cut, work developmental, and hope for the big show. And maybe the Big Show, if you’re large enough. It’s unfortunately all broken.

Work with me here:

Impact gets sold, rebrands, loses much of its talent…to Ring of Honor, who just lost several of its own to include announcers…to WWN, made up of talent from regional independents…with its former roster on WWE spin off shows. Shine, Impact and NXT rotate talent but not names. CMLL and AAA are locked in battles/alliances with ROH and Lucha Underground, respectively, while NJPW is aligned with ROH but lends its stars to WWE spinoff shows.

Making matters even more complicated is that each of the above has its own streaming/PPV…

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Press Release: Madness Reigns March 10th in Norwood!

We can’t wait for this event. See ya in Norwood.

Northeast Championship Wrestling

march-madnessNORWOODOn Friday night March 10th Northeast Championship Wrestling’s 2017 Season continues when we return to the Norwood Lodge of Elks (152 Winslow Avenue) in Norwood, Massachusetts for NCW’s March Madness! Doors open at 7pm with a 7:30 bell time. Tickets are available online at theNCW.com/tickets and will also be available at the door the night of the event $10 for adults and $5 for all kids twelve and under.

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