The Professor and his Co-Conspirator have an ongoing debate about this issue. The Professor feels that since at least the Nineties Attitude Era, and possibly before, that the line between Heel and Face has become morally ambiguous. Co-Conspirator is more of a traditionalist, and feels that too much Heel affirmation borders on breaking Kayfabe and distorts the point of the product.
The Professor is known for rooting for Heels for really two reasons. First, he likes irritating the crowd and creating noise. In the Professor’s opinion, this helps the show. Especially in a room of 60 people. Should a Heel not be acknowledged for his great qualities? The Professor rates a professional wrestler on the following attributes:
- Technical Skill
- Promo / Mic Skills
- Consistent Improvement
Second reason The Professor roots for Heels- the six factors above. Why shouldn’t a guy who is working his heart out for a crowd get the credit he deserves? What’s your take?’
The Professor and his Co-Conspirator were in the house. Great monthly show by NECW.
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WATCH: NECW TV 56: Tag Team Showdown! Thomas & Hollister vs. Prophet & Maverick
An all new action packed episode of New England Championship Wrestling, as aired in Boston on WMFP TV, Channel 62 is now available for online viewing.
Last week, we saw an epic battle between Brad Hollister and “The One Man Lynch Mob” Jack Maverick – a closely fought contest that saw Maverick snag the victory. This week, Brad Hollister looks to even the score in a special tag team challenge match.
Brad Hollister teams this week with his teacher and mentor, Antonio “The Promise” Thomas as they face the duo of “The One Man Lynch Mob” Jack Maverick and “The Canadian Sensation” Jeremy Prophet.
It’s must see action, excitement and intrigue as only NECW delivers it!
Video by: NECW
There are some great talented female wrestlers in New England but just not enough of them. The New England athletes would benefit by the opportunity to showcase their considerable skills against a wider range of competitors. Here’s the latest candidate for Promoters’ consideration:
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
|Weight||121 lbs (55 kg)|
|Born||August 31 1988|
Justin Credible is doing great and is active on the scene all over the place. The Professor saw him recently in Hudson, MA at a Lucky Pro Show. He’s put together a substantive series aimed teaching the young guys how to do this business. The videos are informative for we civilians, no matter how much we think we know about this sport.
Memo to: The Refflers, Wayne Winslow, Candyman, etc – Pay Attention to this man.
Mr. Credible’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/polacopeter73/videos
Mr. Credible’s Website: http://www.thejustincredible.com/
SPW April 18, 2014 Franklin Elks Club, Franklin, MA USA
1. Buck Nasty v. Dr. Roger Williams – W – Nasty
The Man From Deliverance came out with his father, “Papa Nasty” strutting around the room and shooting off both of their big mouths. Dr. Williams as usual entered the room to his signature “The Witch Doctor” song and distributed ample BlowPops to the crowd. Dr. Williams made the mistake of trying to knock Nasty down using brute power. Mr. Nasty is like a small car so this didn’t work. Dr. Williams allowed Nasty to play to his strength which is weight and sitting on people. Nasty gets the pin to the fans’ disapproval. Papa Nasty took exception to some Professorial comments and got right in the Professor’s face. The Professor gave it right back at one point threatening to “Knock the Pacemaker out of your chest old man”. Despite all, Nasty deserved the win.
The Professor and The Professor’s Co-Conspirator believe that Mr. Nasty needs to up his game and develop his technical skills. It’s not enough to be big. He seems to go with the same 3 moves (sitting on the other worker, splashes, and forearms). At this point in his career he should have more technique. Everyone hits plateaus in his career so this can be corrected if Mr. Nasty chooses to do so.
2. “The Refflers” (Chris Matrix & 5-Star Scott Ledeur) vs. “The Wild Stallions” (Tim Lennox & Robbie The Giant) – W – The Refflers
The Professor is not sure why a Tag Team Championship match was so early in the card. The Refflers are getting used to some very big changes in their lives. They did a turn from Heels to Faces at the same time they secured the Championship. This is a lot of adjustments to make in a short period. They are doing well with both so far but this match shows that they have a ways to go. Mr. Lennox is a champion elsewhere and is being seen more prominently around New England at some big shows. He knows his craft and is dangerous. Robbie The Giant is a surprisingly skilled wildcard. Putting his modest stature aside, he has some real skill (The Professor is all about scientific wrestling and technical skill. This is essential to the credibility of Independent Wrestling).
The Professor presumes that The Wild Stallions is a put together team and as such should have been easier for the well-established Refflers to defeat. Not so. The Stallions came out and started acting crazy – jumping up and down, trying to leave with the belts, and being deliberately confusing. (They may remember the bewilderment of The Refflers when Damon opened up their opportunity for the belts on March 21). Added to this, both men brought their A game and worked well as a team. Consequently, there was an inordinate amount of double-teaming, with Chris Matrix taking most of the punishment. The Refflers were strong and did some good teamwork but Mr. Ledeur should have been more willing to intervene when his partner was getting creamed, even if technically against the rules. Mr. Ledeur eventually got the pin over The Giant. It was too close and should be an opportunity for The Refflers to review with whomever is their advisor at the moment (They need an advisor). Refflers acquit themselves well. This is an opportunity to adjust a bit to keep the title run going.
3. Lockdown Segment. Sergeant Muldoon, Beau Douglas, Wayne Winslow, Tino “Macaroni”
Mr. Douglas was uncooperative and downright disrespectful to the WWF Veteran. He kept taking the microphone, complaining about his intro, and even yelling at the Ticket and Concession Ladies to adjust the lights to his liking. He brought out the students, Wayne Winslow (Sans Candido who was in Fairhaven, MA at the House of Bricks Show), and Tino Sipriani (sp.?) who Beau christened “Macaroni”. The 18-Year Veteran and Future HOF member easily verbally outclassed and flummoxed the two youths. The Professor admits it was quite amusing. Mr. Douglas was not well-received by the vocal fans for some reason.
4. “The New” Scott Levesque vs. Keanu “The Flyin Hawaiian” W – Levesque
Number 1 contender Levesque came out in his famous “Sensational” robe which is well-known to cost more than the average fan makes in a year. Keanu came out in his Kowloon outfit as usual. This was an energetic match between two top contenders for the SPW Heavyweight title. Very evenly matched until Mr. McCarthy decided to intervene. The islander was outgunned and perhaps outsmarted and Levesque scored a win. Cargill came out and saved Keanu from a beat down but by then it was too late for him.
Video by: The Professor
5. Dan Terry (with Mr. Montana) vs. Brandino Davis W – Davis
Both men are solid workers seen all around New England. Terry had the upper hand for at least the beginning of the contest but Davis would not lay down and got the pin by flying off the ropes at 5:15 and smashing Mr. Terry with a leg. Mr. Montana a non-factor having been shut down by a vocal group of six-year-olds.
6. Double Match: Beau Douglas v. Tino Sipriani and Beau Douglas vs. Wayne Winslow W – Douglas
Again, Mr. Douglas disrespected Sgt. Muldoon and demanded to do his own intro. He questioned whether anyone in the room had been to wrestling school and even remarked that 50 years ago when Muldoon started there was no wrestling school. Ouch. Beau complained and preened (as is his right in The Professor’s opinion. He’s generously educating the fans and other wrestlers). At one point Mr. Douglas was literally cornered by a group of six-year-old boys on what appeared to be a sugar overdose. They chanted “Beau Doesn’t Know!” for at least 45 minutes without a break. Tino was the first victim, getting easily beaten and pinned by the legend (with a fist full of tights). Serves him right for commenting “One thing Beau Doesn’t Know is The Gym”. (How impertinent for a beginner).
The second match sort of ended when young Winslow beat all odds and got lucky. He pinned Mr. Douglas quickly. However – The veteran pointed out that the bell was never rung to begin the match so there was no match. Sgt. Muldoon could not dispute that and ordered the match re-started (A good example of the professionalism of Mr. Muldoon). Mr. Douglas showed some veteran mind games by pulling out a baby crib for Winslow. This was not only funny, it had the desired effect on the kid. The second time, luck abandoned the whelp, and Douglas scored a quick pin for the victory. Wayne and Tino are good kids and are progressing nicely but come on – if they thought they had a snowball’s chance in hell against Mr. Douglas, they soon learned otherwise.
7. Cargill Vinton vs. “The Masshole” Mike McCarthy W – Vinton
Two of the best wrestlers in New England battling for a championship that both deserve. Mr. Vinton is the cornerstone of this company, having been a leader here for quite some time. He’s always been good, but he’s upped his game accordingly over the past year as Mr. Blackheart has raised the bar by bringing in such talent as Mr. McCarthy (#4 ranked contender, though The Professor ranks him #1 in New England). This match was worthy of a championship main event. Both men showed the fans what wrestling can be, what it should be. The fact that Cargill Vinton can match the technical prowess of Mike McCarthy move-for-move demonstrates his worthiness to hold the belt.
The Professor felt conflicted routing a bit more for “The Masshole” when he holds both men in high esteem. Mr. Vinton did something rarely done, he pulled McCarthy’s shirt over his head and proceed to punish him while he couldn’t see. Not many men could accomplish this. Mr. McCarthy did his own share of beating, taunting the crowd with “Every time you cheer, he’ll pay”. He paid dearly.
After a back-to-back test of strength Mr. Vinton got the better of The Masshole and pinned him cleanly for the win. After the bell McCarthy sneak kicked Cargill in the face and then power slammed him to the mat as Scott Levesque taunted Mr. Vinton with the Championship Belt in his face. Then Keanu came in and attacked Levesque. Vinton got up and eventually both McCarthy and Levesque were thrown over the top ropes. The #1 and #4 contenders left the room. They’ll be back.
Video: The Professor
The Professor has been investigating Toxis since the beatdown she gave Ms. Valentine in Beverly at NECW on April 12.
The only thing he could come up with online was the “About” on Toxis’ Facebook page:
TOXIS is a women’s professional wrestler who burst onto the scene in 2013. Cloaked in mystery, very little is known about Toxis as she refuses to speak. The practicing Wiccan has quickly built an intimidating reputation with her dominant performances and dark look.”
Perhaps Mistress Belmont and Ms. Sammi Lane know more. The Professor will keep digging.
Wrestling Expert FoleyFunk89 mentioned that Toxis is a student of Antonio Thomas.