Angel Ortiz, Anthony Stone, Beyond Wrestling, Bill Carr, Brian Fury, Chris Dickinson, Chris Hero, Chuck O'Neil, Colt Cabana, Crusade For Change, Da Hit Squad, Dan Barry, Darius Carter, Dasher Hatfield, David Starr, Devin Blaze, Donovan Dijak, Eric Corvis, Eric Spicely, Fete Music, Hot Sauce Tracey Williams, Jaka, Joey Janela, Jonathan Gresham, JT Dunn, Kimber Lee, Larry Legend, Lio Rush, Mafia, Matthew Riddle, Mike Bennett, Mike Draztik, Monsta Mack, Pinkie Sanchez, Providence, Rich Palladino, Rory Gulak, Ryan Galeone, Shynron, Stockade, Sugar Dunkerton, Supercop Dick Justice, T.J. Marconi, Team Pazuzu, Team Pazuzu Doom Patrol, The Amazing Gulaks, Tommy Trainwreck, Tracy Williams
Tournament For Tomorrow
November 29, 2015
Providence, RI USA
Promoter: Drew Cordeiro
Ring Announcer: Rich Palladino
Referees: Adam West, Manny Souza, Kevin Quinn
This was the second edition of a two night tournament. The Professor and Co-Conspirator were only able to make night two. We were glad we did. Night 1 results are available at PWPonderings.
Mr. Cordeiro announced that next month will be the final Beyond show at Fete Music. The venue is such a factor in the product and mystique of the company that this has to be a major blow. Having witnessed the resourcefulness of Drew Cordeiro and the passion of his people, we are confident that they will find the right new home in Providence.
1. Jonathan Gresham v. Black Baron v. Charade v. Moose. W. Gresham
A fairly even contest with Charade providing the comedy. The size difference between Gresham and Charade and the massive Moose and Baron seemed inconsequential. Gresham showed his smarts and skill by almost destroying Charade’s leg for a quick submission.
2. Viking War Party(Frank Wyatt & American Viking with Little Viking). vs. “The gentleman’s Club” (Swamp Monster & Orange Cassidy & Chuck Taylor). W. – The Gentlemen’s Club
Great booking here. Another well-matched set of teams. Both did some damage and provided some humor. The Vikings made the mistake of letting The Littlest Viking get in the way of Taylor. Mr. Taylor pinned the diminutive Norseman with little trouble.
3. Grudge Match: “The Almighty” Anthony Stone v. Mr. Touchdown. W. – Stone
The Hardcore Jesus had his hands full with Mr. Touchdown. Touchdown resisted all the aerial and scientific tactics that Stone could muster. Stone at one point tried a Hurricanrana which backfired horribly, resulting in his head hitting a support pillar outside the ring. The almighty one found a way to end things by taking Touchdown off the top ropes with his knees around his neck for the pin. Amazingly, Stone was seen watching the later matches as if nothing happened. He must be made of Stone.
4. Matt Tremont & Stockade v. “The Old School Throwbacks” (Sugar Dunkerton & Dasher Hatfield). W. – Tremont & Stockade
Comedy with a homicidal twist. It was fun to see rivals Stockade and Tremont working as a cohesive team. Great for fans, not so much for Sugar D and Hatfield. Stockade lulled the Chikara star into a false confidence by playing along with his baseball schtick. Sugar D foolishly allowed his team to get into a sit down with predictable results. Tremont finishes Dunkerton off with a devastating Power Bomb. In this analyst’s opinion, a naive team got what they deserved.
5. Donovan Dijak v. Chris Hero. W. – Dijak
Dijak is the (deservedly) golden boy of Beyond Wrestling. He has matured over the past few years. Dijak has tempered his arrogance with the humility of someone who realizes that he is special but does not yet know it all. His reaction to a fan’s taunt (“I’m still learning”) shows this. Chris Hero may have been his toughest opponent yet.
The most notable moment in the match was when Dijak put Hero in a pile driver which should have been career ending. Hero quickly moved out of it and almost pinned Dijak. Dijak ended things with his “Feast Your Eyes” move. Hero slid out of the ring and grabbed the mic saying “Donovan Dijak…you are the one”. He is.
6. Joey Janela v. JT Dunn. W. – Janela (DQ)
Finally “The Next Big Thing” gets a spot on a Beyond show. Janela did not disappoint, showing more sadism than wrestling acumen against a tough JT Dunn. Dunn lost his cool put Janela’s head into the ringside pillar (one of the most dangerous aspects of the venue) from the top rope. Dunn shoved Referee Quinn and was disqualified. Janela left with a trail of expletives and middle fingers. Dunn announced he wanted things to continue out in the street but his partner Chris Hero came in and talked him down. Dunn ran after Janela and both men disappeared. This is not over.
7. “The Amazing Gulaks” (Rory & Drew) & “Hot Sauce” Tracey Williams v. Chuck O’Neil & Eric Spicely & Matthew Riddle. W – O’Neil, Spicely, Riddle
The Professor was in heaven during this exhibition of Mat Wrestling. All six men demonstrated mat and scientific moves that showed a deep understanding and background of Greco Roman wrestling. Rory Gulak and Matt Riddle really shined here. Riddle showed what MMA can bring when he forced a submission in a few seconds with a wrist lock on Williams.
After the match Riddle took the mic and belittled his partners as local jibronis who did nothing to win the match. He derisively told them to “enjoy the Indies” as he arrogantly exited the ring.
8. “Crusade For Change” (Darius Carter & T.J. Marconi & Devin Blaze & Tommy Trainwreck) v. Team Tremendous (Bill Carr & Dan Barry) & Officer Colt Cabana & Supercop Dick Justice. W. – Crusade For Change
Law enforcement dominated most of the match. Team Tremendous integrated Dick Justice and Colt Cabana nicely. Dick was a bit unprepared for the match as he was eating his lunch well after the bell (a Jelly Donut). This was spoiled by the Crusaders and they paid a price for it.
The craziest part of this match (and the show) was Dan Barry jumping off the balcony onto the scrum of friends and foes. He was amazingly unhurt. Urkel Carter somehow managed to pin the Super cop as The Crusade steals the win.
9. TFT4 Singles Championship: Brian Fury v. David Starr v. Lio Rush v. Ryan Galeone. W. – Fury
Galeone dominated most of this elimination match and seemed to have things in the bag when Starr bridged him into a quick pin. Starr almost immediately did the same thing to Lio Rush. Out of nowhere, the master Fury rolled up Starr for the win. Starr was furious and left the room steaming. Fury is a sensei. He deserved to win on smarts alone.
10. TFT4 Tag Championship: Kimber Lee & Shynron v. Da Hit Squad (Monsta Mac & Mafia) v. EYFBO (Draztik & Angel Ortiz) v. Doom Patrol (Chris Dickinson & Jaka). W. – Da Hit Squad
This much talent in one ring made this an exhausting (and exhilarating) match to watch. So much, so fast. Kimber Lee rewarded Jaka’s big mouth with a clean pin. The evil Dickinson pinned Ms. Lee and Shynron was carried out of the ring by officials. EYFBO had to face Da Hit Squad and it was an epic battle. Somehow the smaller men hung on but in the end it was the veteran giants who came out on top. Draztik and Ortiz honored Mafia and Mac on mic and all four men shook hands. Amazing sportsmanship from EYFBO considering Larry Legend was at ringside to stir things up. Da Hit Squad took to the mic to thank Beyond and its fans for everything. These guys are in their forties and wrestle like twenty year olds. Do yourself a favor and see Da Hit Squad live while you can. They are gods.
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