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Northeast Championship Wrestling
Norwood Elks, Norwood, MA USA
June 19, 2015

“Aftermath”

Ring Announcer: Shane Daly

Commentary: Tim Kilgore, “Toxic” Tom Warren

Referees: Redd Roche, T.J. Richter, David Montenaro

1. 8-Man Total Elimination Match: “CROSSFIT UNITED” (Dan Terry & Derek Andrews “CrossFit) & “The Mutts” (Ian Griffin & Randy Guerrero) v. “THE KICK SQUAD” (The Loomis Brothers and “The Heavy Hitters” (Frank Champion & Shady Shay Cash).  W – CROSSFIT UNITED

Eight man matches are confusing and difficult to follow.  These contests provide a way for everyone in the back to get some ring time so that’s a good thing.  As far as pure wrestling goes, the Professor prefers no more than 4 men in any one match.  That said, this was an entertaining bout.

Hercules.  Image: The Professor

Hercules. Image: The Professor

Loomis & Terry.  Image: The Professor

Loomis & Terry. Image: The Professor

Guerrero pinned Champion for the first elimination followed by a quick pin by Cash on Guerrero.  Cross Fit double-teamed Cash in the corner and beat him up badly. Terry pins Cash for the early exit of The Heavy Hitters.

8 Men.  Image: The Professor

8 Men. Image: The Professor

Terry had Eddie Loomis in a nasty Surfboard at one point which was spoiled by his brother David.  Eddie was eliminated (reason unclear).  David Loomis retaliated by pinning the svelte Andrews.  Loomis and Terry were the final 2. Dan Terry pinned David Loomis with some outside assistance (leg grab) from Mutt Ian Griffin.  Dan Terry final man.

2. “Sensational” Scott Levesque (with Rich Bass) v. Tomahawk.  W – Levesque

The Wrestling God was backed by the top manager in New England, Mr. Rich Bass. The Norwood fans were not pleased, apparently not realizing who they were booing.  Mr. Levesque sported his trademark smirk, and Rich Bass gave it right back to the uncouth spectators.

The Best in New England.  Image: The Professor

The Best in New England. Image: The Professor

The Wrestling Intellectual.  Image: The Professor

The Wrestling Intellectual. Image: The Professor

You're Done Punk.  Image: The Professor

You’re Done Punk. Image: The Professor

It took Redd Roche about 10 minutes to convince the warrior to relinquish his Tomahawk and start the match.  Tomahawk appears to have hit the weight room seriously, being in much better condition than recently.  He needed every edge to face Levesque, who is arguably the best in New England at this point.  Tomahawk did well, delivering some serious opposition to The Wrestling God, but Levesque was in control the whole time, even if the fans were not conscious of the fact.  Fans accused Mr. Levesque of using a foreign object on the Indian Warrior while Bass distracted Roche, but The Professor saw no evidence of this and gives Mr. Levesque the benefit of the doubt based on his record of fair play and personal integrity.

3. “Simply God’s Best” G.A. West v. Robbie “Dastardly” Doug Summers (with Ashley Vox).  W – Summers

G.A. West took the mic to address the fans.  Mr. Summers and his uncongenial manager have a habit of spoiling other peoples’ platforms.  He came out and started running his punk mouth off about Mr. West, provoking the superior wrestler into a match.

Thoroughly Unpleasant People.  Image: The Professor

Thoroughly Unpleasant People. Image: The Professor

Skill on Display.  Image: The Professor

Skill on Display. Image: The Professor

Summers gave West a surprising amount of trouble, the match being fairly even. West had the match won with a devastating Face Buster.  He was trying to revive the referee when Summers rallied and got him with a variation on a Bulldog.  The ref woke up in time to call a pin.  Doctor Ozone was at a CD Release Party for his band “Chin Strap” and was not at West’s side.  This likely made a difference in the outcome of this match.

4. N.E. Championship: Tripleicious (C) v. Christian Casanova.  W – Casanova (New Champion)

If you think Tripleicious is at the back-end of his career, think again.  He gave us the match of the night.  This guy is tough, energetic, and his skills are as refined as anybody in New England.  The Professor feels he has underrated this athlete in the past.

Young Casanova did quite well and deserved to win the match, but in reality, it was a lucky day for the kid.  Taking the strap off of such an accomplished and relevant veteran was almost a miracle.  Brian Fury is no doubt proud.  The youngster hung with the big dog and finished him with a Frog Splash. Impressive.

Roche, Tripleicious, Casanova, & Frank.  Image: The Professor

Roche, Tripleicious, Casanova, & Frank. Image: The Professor

Antagonists.  Image: The Professor

Antagonists. Image: The Professor

New Champion.  Image: The Professor

New Champion. Image: The Professor

5. “Riot” Kellan Thomas (C) v. Frank.  W – Thomas

Thomas intervened when Frank and Tripleicious decided to mete out some bonus punishment on Christian Casanova.  This was perfectly legitimate and Thomas got a serious beating for his nosiness.  He wanted a piece of Tripleicious but was forced to go through the giant Frank first.  Frank does not have the scientific skill of Kellan Thomas but beat him up badly anyway.  Referee Roche for some reason objected to Tripleicious’ use of a metal briefcase on Kellan’s head and disqualified Frank.  The Professor couldn’t see the justice of cheating Frank out of a win just because Tripleicious got a bit excited.

Frank V. Thomas.  Image: The Professor

Frank V. Thomas. Image: The Professor

6. 8-Man Total Elimination Match: “RUTHLESS ANARCHY” (Batello, T.J. Richter & The Underground Anarchy) v. “THE BAND OF BASH BROTHERS” (The Lumberjake, Mike Paiva, Steve “The Turtle” Weiner, & Robbie Araujo.  W – THE BAND OF BASH BROTHERS

The Lumberjake was building his team up to the last-minute.  He put together a decent squad.  Particularly smart was bringing in Robbie The Giant, who really embarrassed Batello with all kinds of beatings, including his classic Cannon Ball in the corner.

Paiva & The Lumberjake.  Image: The Professor

Paiva & The Lumberjake. Image: The Professor

Lennox eliminated The Turtle quickly.  Feeney eliminated Paiva after Richter hit him in the groin.  The Giant eliminated Feeney with a well-deserved Face Buster. Lumberjake then pinned Richter.  Batello got revenge for the humiliation the diminutive wrestler heaped upon him by slamming the heck out of Araujo and pinning him hard.  Batello then got himself disqualified when the referee saw him hit The Lumberjake in the nads.  The Lumberjake then ended things by pinning Lennox after a slam no one could have come back from.

(It can be difficult to capture the sequence of eliminations in a chaotic 8-man match. Apologies for any misses)

Lennox gets it right in the Nads.  Image: The Professor

Lennox gets it right in the Nads. Image: The Professor

The Victors.  Image: The Professor

The Victors. Image: The Professor

Next Show:
“Red, White, and Bruised”
Friday night July 17th, 2015
Elks Lodge in Norwood, MA
7:30pm doors / 8pm bell time – $10 adults &  $5 kids