WCW December 19, 2014 Fairhaven VFW, Fairhaven, MA USA
Ring Announcer: Sgt. Muldoon. Referees: Chris McCluskey, Richard West
Promoter: Superstar Shawn Candido
Professor’s Note: This was the Professor’s first time at WCW. Superstar Shawn Candido put together a strong card and a quality show. There were several prominent wrestlers in the crowd as spectators. That says a lot for the respect in which WCW and Mr. Candido are held.
(The pictures suffered from the dim lighting in the venue).
Match 1. Convict #1 (with Convict #1) v. Cargill Vinton. W – Vinton
Convict 1 & Cargill Vinton
Cargill Vinton is in the last month of his exile from Showcase Pro Wrestling. He looks strong and fit. This is the first time that The Professor has seen him in months. Mr. Vinton dominated The Convicts. His opponent was Convict #1 but the criminals managed to switch out without Referee McCluskey realizing the deception. (Despite the 6″ height difference and different colored boots). Vinton handled two strong wrestlers at once, finishing one of the jailbirds with a Neck Breaker. The Convicts did a bit of a beatdown after the bell but this didn’t seem to faze Cargill Vinton.
Note to Scott Levesque: It looks like Cargill Vinton is in prime shape to come at you for your SPW Belt. He didn’t take a vacation during his banishment. He’s obviously been training hard and it shows.
Match 2. J. B. Tickle v. “Kid Reflex” Eric Dylan (with Kevin Castro). W – Dylan
The Kid came out in some odd costume armor. It actually looked cool and you can see by the picture below, he’s quite pleased with himself.
Dylan gave an obviously intoxicated Tickle a lecture on Alcoholism and then proceeded to beat the inebriated Southerner badly. At one point a collapsible baton was seen. Castro got control of it quickly after the Ref. spotted it and denied it was Dylan’s. Mr. Castro was sent to the back by the Referee. J.B. Tickle was actually drinking “Mountain Dew” during the match which did not help his cause. Kid Reflex rolled him up for the pin. Dylan then preened and pranced. He actually threatened the Security Guy on the way out.
“Your’e an Alcoholic!”
Match 3. The Heavy Hitters (Shady Shay Cash & Frank Champion with Kevin Castro) v. Devin Baker & Reverend Redemption. Double DQ
Redemption & Baker.
The Heavy Hitters weigh in at 637 lbs. Young Baker needed to close the weight differential and did it with one of the biggest men in New England – Rev. Redemption. The match was fairly even at the beginning but the Redemption factor kicked in and Frank Champion’s size advantage was neutralized. Baker was able to handle Cash fairly well. When things were not going his team’s way, Castro rang the bell. He got caught despite his denial that it was him and the match went on.
Cash Gives it to Baker.
The Referee lost control of the match as the four men battled simultaneously in the ring. He got knocked out and when he revived he declared a Double Disqualification.
Redemption Punishes Champion.
Match 4. “Fatal Four Way”. Kenyon Mora v. Jamie Tucker v. Maverick v. Robbie The Giant. W – Robbie The Giant
The rules stipulated that four men would be in the ring and each one pinned or submitted would leave. The final man standing wins.
It was pretty clear to everyone that Robbie The Giant was far beyond the skill level of his opponents. No big surprise that he won. Maverick Pinned Tucker followed by Robbie pinning Mora. Robbie let Maverick have his moment and then went for the kill with a series of Cannonballs. He finished the youngster with a Backwards Rollup.
Three Man Hold
Giant & Maverick
Match 5. Commonwealth Championship Match. “The Flamboyant One” Kenny Roberts v. “Scatman” Kevin Stryder (C). Count Out.
A fairly even contest. Frankly, neither man was having his best night. Roberts seemed like he was close when he put Stryder head first into a Ring Post. Unfortunately for him, this resulted in a Count Out. No title change. The opponents had a small dust up after the bell, but nothing seriously damaging to either.
The Flamboyant One
Match 6. Dr. Roger Williams v. Kuma. W – Williams
Kuma came to the ring spewing an angry “NO MORE GIMMICKS” mantra over and over. He was in normal ring attire and has put the Kamala knock off gimmick behind him. He has something to prove and took his rage out on Dr. Williams. Roger Williams has steadily improved and he did not allow Kuma to get the upper hand. For example, Roger used the second rope on Kuma’s nether region to great effect. He finished Kuma with a splash off the top rope. This is a move that The Professor has watched Dr. Williams perfect over the last year.
No More Gimicks
Kuma left the ring area as angry as when he arrived. He got into some arguments with fans as he exited. It will be interesting to see where he goes from here.
Williams Prepares to go Airborne
Match 7. “The Clinic” Christopher James & The Refflers (Chris Matrix & Five Star Scott Ledeur) with Kevin Castro v. Chris Cruise & “Sweet” Scott Ashworth & Little Daddy Bravo. W – Cruise, Ashworth, Bravo
The Professor is accustomed to seeing Mr. Castro in his Interviewer persona. He performs decently as a Manager of Heels. The Orange Sport Coat has got to go however.
The Refflers are licensed Referees and as such used their position as a tactical advantage by intimidating the Referee with pat downs and emphatic statements about how they “Know The Rules”. This move, combined with James’ sneakiness, put them in a good position to win.
Five Star Scott Ledeur
The Good Guys got lucky tonight. Ledeur, Matrix, and James were the stronger team but somehow (probably Ashworth’s veteran experience) they managed to win. Cruise pinned Matrix with a Back Splash for the victory.
I Know The Rules
James Warns Sweet
Ashworth started a fan chant: “Chris Can’t Wrestle” which knocked The Clinic off his game. This might have been the determining factor of the match.
Match 8. WCW Heavyweight Championship. “Blackwolf” Derek Andrews (C) (with Frankie The Fist) v. Keanu “The Flyin Hawaiian”. W – Keanu (DQ)
Keanu has guts. He’s a big guy in his own right but next to Black Wolf he’s a Peanut. He did everything in his repertoire but it wasn’t enough. It appears that The Wolf is unused to taking many hits and if an opponent could get enough in it might make the difference. Perhaps Keanu should have focused on one body part. He got plenty of licks in but they did not accumulate to the point of turning the tide. Black Wolf did whatever he wanted including threatening the Referee. Frankie The Fist got a few hits in on Keanu but that was just adding insult to injury. The Wolf Dominated.
Keanu’s big chance came when he did a Splash and had Black Wolf in a presumptive pin. The Fist intervened by knocking out the Referee. Keanu helped revive the official but by that time The Wolf and The Fist just laughed and ambled out of the ring area. They didn’t even care. No title change.
Blackwolf Warns The Ref
Friday January 23, 2015 7:30 p.m.
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