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SPW October 18, 2014 Moose Lodge, Attleboro, MA USA

Ring Announcer: Sgt. Muldoon.  Referees: Rob Sandow, Chris McCluskey

Promoter: Chris Blackheart.  Commissioner: Frank Rocha

WWF Veteran and SPW Ring Announcer Sgt. Muldoon.  Image: The Professor

WWF Veteran and SPW Ring Announcer Sgt. Muldoon. Image: The Professor

1. Nicholas Night v. Superstar Shawn Candido. W – Night

The Professor was absent from a big SPW weekend last week due to a trip to India to attend to some of his other business interests.  The Superstar warmly greeted The Professor on his return from abroad (0:30).  It’s nice to be missed, sort of.

Stature of Nandi. Bangalore,  Karnataka, India.  Image: The Professor

Statue of Nandi at Bangalore Palace. Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Image: The Professor

The fact that Nick Night was put in the opener against a ranked contender like The Superstar shows that he is working his way back into contention the right way.  He’s not being given preference based on past achievements.  Perhaps The Bull demi-god Nandi is on his side.  Either way, he beat The Superstar which puts him one step closer to regaining the title.  It seemed like The Superstar was a bit off because Mr. Night barely beat him.  On another evening Mr. Candido could have just as easily stopped Night cold.  If he’s smart Mr. Night will avoid anything to do with the dangerous Mr. Candido going forward.

2. Sgt. Muldoon Lockdown Segment with Keanu “The Flyin Hawaiian”

As stated before with all due respect: Keanu is one of the best Wrestlers around. Unfortunately for him, Mr. Levesque is a Wrestling Genius.  Levesque is pulling the strings in this rivalry.

3. Triple Threat Match: Buck Nasty v. Dr Roger Williams  v. Five Star Scott Ledeur. – W. Nasty

Mr. Nasty has become the Rodney Dangerfield of Showcase.  Even after soundly beating two respectable opponents, D.J. A.C. had the gall to play music over his interview (to great risk to his personal safety).  Whom does Mr. Nasty have to beat to get his title shot?

4. Tag Team Championship Match: Travis Funk & Gary Gold v. Champions The Cartel (Mad Dog Matt Storm & Reverend Redemption) with Manager Rich Bass. Special Referee Chris Matrix. Draw (DQ).

Rich Bass is back and in top form.  Gold & Funk may be older, but they are a solid team.  It was a pleasure to see them apply punishment to the knees of both Redemption and Storm.  That being said, It’s still hard to see how The Cartel can be dethroned.

5. Chris Matrix v. Mad Dog Matt Storm.  W – Storm

Messrs. Bass and Storm took exception (or maybe advantage) of the placing and performance of Mr. Matrix (who as noted last week still holds a valid Referee license) in the championship match.

6. Heavyweight Championship Match:  The New Scott Levesque (C) v. Keanu The Flyin Hawaiian.  Count out.

(The Professor pushed the limits of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and ran out of disk space before the end of the contest.  He decided to put what he had here and supplement the missing minutes with stills and narrative.)

Sleeper.  Image: The Professor

Sleeper. Image: The Professor

Mr. Levesque applied respectable Sleeper holds on Keanu twice.  He almost got him but somehow Keanu managed to stay conscious.  It’s hard to see how anyone could have resisted these holds.

Favor Returned.  Image: The Professor

Favor Returned. Image: The Professor

The Hawaiian did a sleeper of his own.  It seemed to work but Referee Sandow ruled rightly that the match time had expired.  Keanu was not pleased.

Time Runs Out. Image: The Professor

Time Runs Out. Image: The Professor

5 Minutes Added.  Image: The Professor

5 Minutes Added. Image: The Professor

The fans started chanting “Five More Minutes!”.  Referee Sandow conferred with Commissioner Rocha who agreed to restart the match.  The Champion was displeased to say the least.

So Long Suckers.  Image: The Professor

So Long Suckers. Image: The Professor

Mr. Levesque showed his superior Wrestling mind and decided not to tempt fate. He deliberately forced a count out and left the room.  The last we saw of him was his back as he went up the stairs and out of the Moose Lodge.  Levesque keeps his title as promised.  No real loss to The Champion and Keanu is just heaped with more frustration.  This is a prime example of the superior mind of a Wrestling God in action. Mr. Levesque has been compared to Ric Flair on these pages before.  This was something Ric Flair would have done.

Mr. Levesque Has Left The Building.  Image: The  Professor

Mr. Levesque Has Left The Building. Image: The Professor