Congratulations to our friend promoter Atlee Greene for another huge success with ElkMania IV. ElkMania 4 not only broke its own attendance record but also raised a record breaking $2797.04 for the Elks National Foundation.
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From Mr. Greene:
-ELKMANIA 4 RESULTS: SIMONETTI CLAIMS BAY STATE GOLD
September, 24 2016
Beverly/Salem Lodge of Elks in Beverly MA.
Referees: Rob Greer, Josh Day, Redd Roche
Time Keeper: Adam Kohn
Ring Announcer: Adam Salzer
Matchmaker: Atlee Greene
– Pre-Show Match: “Insane” Dick Lane defeated “The International Male” Aaron Amadeus
The show began with ElkMania matchmaker Atlee Greene addressing the audience until he was interrupted by Chad Epik along with The Firebirds and “The Gentleman” Burke Beckett. Epik ran down ElkMania Promotions and the fans claiming that his stable deserves more respect.
Greene took umbrage with Epik’s comments against the fans. He ordered that the tag team match with the Firebirds start immediately and sent Burke Beckett back to the locker room.
– The Black Gate Mercenaries (Kevin Gyles & “The Hired Gun” Derrick Conway) w/ Delilah Hayden defeated The Firebirds (Richard Ripley & Michael McManus) w/ Chad Epik when Conway hit the Meteora on Ripley for the pin.
– Liberty States Wrestling Showcase: “The Unequaled One” Todd Sople pinned “The Best Around” TK O’Ryan after Sople hit O’Ryan with a low blow off of the referee distraction. Sople went to throw O’Ryan out of the ring in order to signify how he was going to win the North Shore Rumble later in the evening.
O’Ryan, however, reversed things and threw Sople out of the ring to the delight of the crowd, vowed revenge on Sople and declared his intentions to win the North Shore Rumble.
***Matchmaker Atlee Greene was conducting a poll to see who the fans thought would win the All-Star title match until he was interrupted by “Tough Talk” Tony Spencer. After running down the crowd, Derek Simonetti came out and the two exchanged words until Simonetti ended with telling Spencer that he would “break his ass in half.”
– The Kool People (DJ AC & Sammy DeLeon) and “The Viking” Jon Wilson defeated The Middlesex Express (Steven Broad & Steven Lust) and Billy Avery when Wilson hit Avery with the spear for the 1-2-3.
– The Loser of the Fall loses their spot in the North Shore Rumble: The Closers (Brad Hollister & Hammer Tunis) defeated “The East Bay Outlaw” Rocco Abruzzi and “The Native American Warrior” Tomahawk when Hollister pinned Tomahawk.
Post-Match activity saw The Closers voice their displeasure over having to put their Rumble spots on the line and guaranteed that one of them would leave Bay State Champion.
– All-Star Championship: Joey Warner pinned “The Wrestling Machine” Tommy Corbin to retain the title.
The lights went out as Warner celebrated his victory. A hooded figure emerged from the darkness, entered the ring and blinded sided the champion with a brutal beat down.
The lights went up and the hooded figure was revealed to be “The Maniacal” Jack Krueger, who wasn’t even supposed to be in the building.
Krueger, along with his manager, Jason J. Alexander, goaded and challenged a beaten Joey Warner into a title match on the spot. Against the advice of medical personal, referees and officials, Warner accepted the challenge.
– All-Star Championship: “The Maniacal” Jack Krueger w/ Jason J. Alexander defeated Joey Warner to become the new champion.
Warner put up a valiant effort, but between the damage he sustained in his previous match with Corbin and the onslaught from Krueger, it didn’t take long for the champion to fall. In their post-match tirade, Krueger and Alexander stated that a “Revelation” is coming.
– North Shore Rumble for the vacant Bay State Championship: 30 Wrestlers, each enter at sixty seconds intervals according to the number they drew, the final two wrestlers compete in a singles match to determine the winner.
Rumble Order and Notes:
1. “The Wrestling Machine” Tommy Corbin:
2. Richard Ripley drew #2 (The Firebirds)
3. “The East Bay Outlaw” Rocco Abruzzi
4. Michael McManus (The Firebirds)
5. Hammer Tunis (The Closers)
6. Matt Louden
7. “Tough Talk” Tony Spencer
9. Alex Knight: Pro Debut
10. Derek Simonetti
11. Kevin Gyles (Black Gate Mercenaries)
12. “The Viking” Jon Wilson
13. Billy Avery
14. “The Hired Gun” Derrick Conway (Black Gate Mercenaries)
15. Delilah Hayden
16. DJ AC (The Kool People)
17. “Insane” Dick Lane
18. “Big Bacon” Brad Hollister (The Closers) *Most eliminations (7)
19. Jesse Albernaz
20. Steven Lust (The Middlesex Express)
22. TK O’Ryan:
23. Steven Broad (The Middlesex Express)
24. “International Male” Aaron Amadeus
25. “The Original Showoff” Mike Pavia
26. NCW Heavyweight Champion: LumberJake
27. Sammy DeLeon (The Kool People)
28. “The Gentleman” Burke Beckett
30. “The Unequaled One” Todd Sople
The final four came down to Derek Simonetti, Derrick Conway, TK O’Ryan and Brad Hollister.
In a shocking turn of events, Conway eliminated Hollister. Enraged by being trumped by the young upstart, Hollister came back into the ring and threw Conway over the top rope for the elimination. Hollister wasn’t done yet as he proceeded to put Conway through a table with a spinebuster from the stage.
The finals came down to TK O’Ryan and Derek Simonetti and the match was announced, however, Tony Spencer, who was thought to be eliminated, came out of nowhere and dumped out TK O’Ryan. The officials ruled that Spencer never went over the top rope, and therefore was still legally in the Rumble and now a finalist.
– North Shore Rumble Finals: Derek Simonetti defeated “Tough Talk” Tony Spencer after hitting him with a moonsault from the top rope to become the new Bay State Champion.
The Elks Lodge erupted in unison as the referee’s third slap of the canvas ushered in the era of Simonetti. The ‘Agent of Change’ pinched himself in disbelief as he received the newly minted title belt.
Chants of “SIMONETTI, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP” and “YOU DESERVE IT” filled the air as an emotion filled Simonetti expressed some heartfelt reflection over the microphone along with a preview of what could be next for the champion.
ElkMania 4 not only broke its own attendance record but also raised a record breaking $2797.04 for the Elks National Foundation.
We couldn’t have done this without all of the fans who came out and supported the show. We would also like to thank all of our sponsors as their generous donations helped make this event possible.
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