Billy Finnegan, Brandon Webb, Brutal Bob Evans, Chris Escobar, Chuck O'Neil, Craig Costa, Danny Miles, Don Vega, Frankie Vain, H2O Ryan Waters, Jason Blade, JT Dunn, Manny Souza, Mike Russell, Mr. Smith, Nico Silva, Spencer, Team Cold Steel, Team Waters, Teddy Goodz, The Devil's Doormen, The Professor, Tito Santana, Tony P., Top Rope Promotions, Wild Man Kongo, X-Pac
Top Rope Promotions
“Pro Wrestling Supershow”
June 4, 2016
Bridgewater Vets Club
Bridgewater, MA USA
Ring Announcer: Billy Finnegan
Referees: Manny Souza, Tony P., Spencer
This was the first TRP event at the Bridgewater Vets Club. It’s a huge room and the house was substantial. Lucky for TRP management there were no Obama Administration OSHA regulators lurking around to fine them for the excessively loud sound system. This should be tweaked down a bit next time. Pictures not the best due to dim lighting. Otherwise this is a great venue. Fans were heard saying that they hoped that this would become a regular stop for TRP.
1. TRP interstate Title Bout: “Dynamite” Danny Miles v. Teddy Goodz (Interstate & Heavyweight Champion). W – Goodz
Miles put in a good effort but beating a double champion is not the easiest task. Teddy Goodz was dominant. He escaped a burning hammer to power bomb his challenger for the pin.
2. Nick Westgate v. Jason Daniels. W – Daniels
Daniels was the better man in this contest. Both men went to the air a lot but in the end Daniels lifted the not light Westgate and ended things when he slammed him hard on his face followed by a pin.
3. The Devil’s Doormen (Frankie Vain and “The Devil’s Reject” Brandon Webb) v. X-Pac & Jason Blade. W – X-Pac & Blade
Despite multiple pleas by Mr. Finnegan to forgo profanity in this family friendly show, X-Pac had to open with an attitude era “Blank it” line best left in the past. What a jerk. We would have hoped he would have grown a bit since the Nineties and adjusted his act. Nope. The Doormen could not get traction and X-Box sets Blade up for a moonsault as he pins Webb.
4. “Pure Talent” Chris Escobar v. Nico Silva. W – Silva
We expected veteran and current NECW Television Champion Escobar to deal easily with young Mr. Silva (we think we’ve seen him maybe once somewhere). Not the case. Silva hung in there despite announcing and then missing multiple moonsaults and surviving an Escobar superplex. Silva did some sort of backwards hurricarana and finished Escobar.
5. Brutal Bob Evans v. Tito Santana. W – Santana
Battle of the old-timers. Both men showed us that they have lots left to bring. Mr. Santana rolls up Evans for a scientific pin. After the bell Westgate and Miles entered the ring and proceeded to beat on Tito and hold him down for Evans to smack. Bob surprised the crowd by dispatching the youths and holding Santana’s hand high. Bridges were burned by Bob Evans.
6. Steel Cage Match: “The Punisher” Don Vega v. Craig Costa. W – Costa
Seeing Don Vega in action is always a treat, though the crowd loves “their hero” Craig Costa. Both men used the steel against each others’ faces. A fairly even contest with several aborted attempts by each man to go over the top. Costa finds a spot and easily climbs over for the win.
7. Six Man Steel Cage Match: Team Waters (H20 Ryan Waters, Wild man Kongo, JT Dunn) v. Team Cold Steel (Nick Steel, Mike Russell, Chuck O’Neil). W – Team Cold Steel
The Match of the night. Submission only ending. One man enters as result of a coin flip. After that, a new man from alternate teams enters at one-minute intervals. Order of entry: Dunn, Russell, O’Neill, Kongo, Nick Steel, Waters. Waters would not enter the cage and Nick Steel was allowed to exit to confront him. This went on for some time with O’Neill and Russell also going after Waters outside. Tons of brutality and chain link against flesh. Mixed Martial Artist O’Neill did an impressive german suplex on the massive Kongo. The most notable spot was Waters being thrown over the top of the cage by his 3 opponents and falling all the way to the floor, perhaps a drop of 20 feet on hardwood. O’Neill ends things with an arm bar resulting in a JT Dunn tap.
“Whaling City War Games”
Saturday June 18th, 2016
The Pour Farm Tavern & Grille
780 Purchase St, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740