Anthony Gangone, Anthony Greene, Anthony Neese, Aurora, Beyond Wrestling, Blake Morris, Brandon Watts, Brian Fury, Cam An Connection, Cam Zagami, Chris Pyro, Chuck O'Neil, Connor Claxton, Crusade For Change, Da Hoodz, Darius Carter, Davey Cash, David Starr, Denver Colorado, Devin Blaze, Dorian Graves, Joey Janela, Jonathan Gresham, Jordynne Grace, Massage NV, Matthew Riddle, Milk Chocolate, Randy Summers, Rex Lawless, Rich Palladino, Ryan Galeone, Ryan Galleone, Stockade, Sugar Dunkerton, The Minutemen, The Professor, TJ Marconi, Tommaso Ciampa, Tommy Trainwreck, Tracy Williams, VSK, Xavier Bell
A Fundraiser for Brandon Watts
May 29, 2016
Providence, RI USA
Promoter: Denver Colorado
Ring Announcer: Rich Palladino
Referees: Manny Souza, Kevin Quinn, Tony P., Steve Dumeng
Timekeeper: Steve “The Turtle” Weiner
Denver Colorado gives so much more than you pay for in each show. He also presents back-to-back events. As much of a connoisseur of wrestling as he is, The Professor can’t mentally absorb 8 hours straight of matches so he decided this month to attend C5 only (10 matches). This decision was guided by the fact that this was not a “pre-show” but a rock solid card just as good as the second show if not better. The deal was sealed by the announcement of Lufisto on C5. Wrestling Legend Fury and Professor favorite Joey Janela sweeten the pot.
Five dollars from each ticket went to help Brandon Watts who fractured his C5 vertebrae in Somerville last month. Local promotions donated prizes for raffles which was quite generous.
1. No Disqualification Tornado Tag Team Match: Da Hoodz (David Cash & Chris Pyro) v. Anthony Stone & Dave Cole. W – Da Hoodz
This match started at 300 m.p.h. before the congregation even knew what was going on. Da Hoodz used their many years of teamsmanship to brutalize Stone and Cole despite their aggressive assault. Chairs, Suicide Dives, and a bemused Aurora bartender followed. The Legends pin The Hardcore Jesus.
2. Connor Claxton v. Xavier Bell. W – Bell
A fairly even contest. Claxton put his wrench away and used chops to inflict severe agony on Bell’s already raw chest. Bell finishes Claxton with a head butt and power slam off the top turnbuckle.
3. The Cam/An Connection (Cam Zagami & Anthony Greene) v. Massage NV (Dorian Graves & VSK). W – Massage NV
Fury’s kids didn’t know quite how to stay angry once the masseurs applied some of their special rubs during various spots. The oil was out and used by both teams and a chant of “Happy Ending!” inevitably broke out given the not-so-subtle erotic messaging. Massage NV (not sure which masseur) wins by dropping Cam’s back on his knees for the pin.
4. Brian Fury v. Chuck O’Neil. W – O’Neil
Billed as “Mixed Martial Arts” vs. Professional Wrestling” this was a hard-fought contest. O’Neil tried to dominate by using his MMA skills but Fury was not fazed. He countered MMA kicks with old style super kicks to good effect. Fury almost had Chuck done with his famous crab but O’Neil managed a reverse and got the submission. Lucky.
5. Tomasso Ciampa v. Matthew Riddle. No Contest
One of the matches of the afternoon. Ciampa is indeed a psycho who appears senseless to physical pain. He did everything to make Riddle miserable including biting his toes multiple times. Ciampa allowed Riddle to strike him repeatedly while on his knees without any apparent pain felt. Chuck O’Neil announced after his match that he would be ringside to watch Riddle which Ciampa adamantly rejected as unneeded. After a long bout of insane brutality, Riddle would not break an arm bar when Ciampa had a foot on the ropes despite the referee’s directive. The locker room cleared and chaos ensued. Some said O’Neil was the cause of the match being called as no contest.
6. Lufisto v. Jordynne Grace. W – Lufisto
The veteran legend meets the future legend. This match was two sides of a coin, Grace seeming to be a younger version of the Wrestling God. This match was a clinic and a show of strength. Lufisto finishes things with a power bomb and pin.
Another example of good booking. These men were well-matched. Dunkerton tried bridges multiple times to no avail. Williams ended things by stunning Sugar with a pile driver. Dunkerton eventually revived and took the mic. He bemoaned the fact that he “Is crucified on a cross every month for you people and still there are fans yelling “One More Time” (meaning they wanted another pile driver). He has a point but as the saying goes: “Self pity is bad box office”. Neediness and Indy Wrestling don’t mix too well. We hope Mr. Dunkerton reconciles himself to the coldness of this sport and comes back next month refreshed.
8. “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela v. David Starr. Double Count Out
These two appear to really hate each other. They did everything to do lasting bodily harm including multiple suicide dives and bar room brawling which ended up spilling out of the building where eventually Janela made his escape by hijacking a passing motorist, barely missing hitting Starr, and disappearing down Westminster Street. This isn’t over.
9. “Crusade For Change (Darius Carter, TJ Marconi, Anthony Gangone,Tommy Trainwreck & Devin Blaze) v.Team NYWC (Anthony Nese, Randy Summers, Stockade, Rex Lawless, Blake Morris). W – CFC
After Janela and Starr disappeared, Rich Palladino invited Brandon Watts into the ring to address the crowd. This emotional moment was spoiled by many fans running out after Janela and Starr and then by the most irritating faction in wrestling today, Crusade For Change. Everything imaginable in a 10-man contest occurred, including a near assault on Watts who is recovering from a fractured neck (thus C5). Stockade appeared initially to be with CFC but quickly attacked them with fury. He ended up eating garbage on the Aurora floor. Amazingly CFC got the upper hand and subjected Summers to a potentially career ending beat down to win the day. Call him Urkle all you like but Carter is not only a psychopath, he’s a genius.
10. H.O.G. Rematch: Jonathan Gresham v. John Silver. W – Gresham (submission)
We love mat wrestling and these two men gave us a showcase. Well-matched in size, style, and skill, Gresham and Silver put on the match of the day. We consider Gresham the top technical wrestler in the world today. Silver clearly rivals him for that title. Gresham wins it with a choke hold submission.
Sunday May 29th, 2016
276 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903
“HOG x BEYOND”
Friday June 17, 2016