Showcase Pro Wrestling
May 5, 2017
Showcase Pro Wrestling Training Center & Arena
Woonsocket, RI USA
Ring Announcer: Sgt. Muldoon, (new guy name unheard)
Referees: Zack Belair, Kyle Rocha, Anthony Warren
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Commissioner: Mr. Frank Rocha
Amanda Fox was the top performer of the night. The return of Anthony Catina (FKA The Magnificent Matthew King) after a 2-year sojourn to the West Coast was a surprise. He’s gotten much bigger and gained new skills. This man is going to be a factor if he sticks around.
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Match 1. Chris Matrix v. Anthony Catina. W – Matrix
We were all shocked to see what we thought was a new wrestler turn out to be a returned old friend. Anthony Catina used to be a SPW regular. He performed under the name “The Magnificent Matthew King”. He blew town for the West Coast two years ago in search of what he told us in an interview was more worthy competition. He’s completely transformed his body, now incredibly lean and muscular, and he has obviously learned some new skills in California. Matrix had a hard time with the youth. He underestimated him and even mocked his name, calling him “potato”. Catina went for the choke submission multiple times without a surrender. He applied serious punishment to the veteran, who in the end managed to slam him on his back for a pin. We hope Mr. Catina stays in area for a while so we can get a better look at his newfound repertoire.
Return of Catina. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Matrix. Image: The Wrestling Professor
He Wouldn’t Tap. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Match 2. The Maniacal Jack Krueger v. The Diabolical Scott Ledeur (with Annabel). W – Krueger (DQ)
Return of the disturbed wrestlers. This was an aggressive match with both eccentrics pounding each other with vigor. Scott bashed Krueger in the face with his mask and for some reason Referee Rocha called a DQ. It was only a rubber mask.
Krueger & Ledeur. Image: The Wrestling Professor
They’re Both Crazy. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Even Contest. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Match 3. Amanda Fox v. Alicia Muldoon. W – Fox
Amanda Fox is Alicia Muldoon’s “Good Bad Luck”. Alicia has the good fortune to be paired repeatedly with a veteran master. This is amazing training for her. The bad news is that she has to take a beating show after show by a wily pro. Ms. Fox plays the psychology end of the game beautifully, high fiving Muldoon’s toddler daughter on the way to ring and proclaiming her “My biggest Fan”. Muldoon is getting better every month and took her beating like an adult, and even meted out some punishment of her own. Fox tricked Alicia into charging her in the corner, ducked and pinned the youngster fairly, using her feet on the ropes as leverage. This was perfectly “down the middle” as Fox was heard to say post match to a fan, since the Referee did not see it.
The Charming Amanda Fox. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Free Wrestling Lesson. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Sweet Victory. Image: The Wrestling Professor
It Took 2 Refs to Stop Her. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Match 4. Kid Crazy v. Hugo Brito. W – Brito
A rematch from last month’s show in Franklin. Teacher Crazy schooled Trainee Brito on the reality of pain in professional wrestling. Crazy had some line crossing banter with the fans in the back which may have been a factor in the result. After beating the crap out of the youngster, Crazy took too long climbing the corner for an expected match-ending Moonsault when Brito knocked him down. Crazy was stunned. Hugo took advantage and pinned him.
Kid Crazy. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Kid Crazy Objects to Fan Comments. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Brito & Crazy. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Match 5: Cargill Vinton v. Johnny Trice. W – Vinton
Some low-end fans made a remark about Mr. Vinton going back to the nursing home. That tore if for Trice. Vinton turned up the cruelty and taught the man from Agawam that sometimes you pay for others’ big mouths. After a savage beating, Mr. Vinton finishes Trice with a Neck Breaker and pin. For good measure he choked Trice with some athletic tape post bell.
He’ll be Champion Again. It’s Inevitable. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Trice. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Time to go Back to Agawam. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Match 6. 18 Man Battle Royal. W – Carlos
At the end of a fairly short contest, Carlos was the last man standing. This was a nice reward after the beatings he has had to endure after being anointed Rookie of The Year in 2016.
18 Crazies. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Vindication for Carlos. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Match 7: Tag Team #1 Contender Match: The American Nightmares (Blade Runner & Mad Dog Matt Storm) v. The Middlesex Express (Steven Lust & Steven Broad) v. The Fellowship (S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs & Dante). W – TAN (Count Out)
Three top teams take turns beating each other, forming and breaking alliances, and generally applying violence to one and all. The American Nightmares wisely sat back for the most part and allowed The Middlesex Express and The Fellowship to wear each other out. Those teams handed The American Nightmares the victory by foolishly allowing themselves to be counted out.
Blade Runner & Ribs. Image: The Wrestling Professor
The Middlesex Express Did Most of The Work. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Counted Out. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Match 8: Tag Team Non-Title Match: Team Number One (Richie Rich & Superstar Shawn Candido) v. Mack Attack (Monster Mack & Trainee #1). W – Mack Attack
By some sort of miracle, Trainee #1 rolled up The Superstar and got an indisputable pin. This is what happens when Doctor Ozone isn’t around. Mack Attack earns a title match next week in Millville, MA.
Team #1. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Right Where it Hurts. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Mack Attack. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Match 9. Heavyweight Title Contest: Nicholas Night (C) v. Chris Cruise. W – Night
The best night of a champion’s life is the night he wins the title. Then he finds he has no friends (friends already a rare commodity in professional wrestling) and everyone in the world is after what is his. Chris Cruise recently concluded a feud with Matrix (another contender) and has proven himself to be a skilled ring technician. He gave Nick Night a painful and difficult evening of defending his title. Night finishes things with a very risky flip and pin. Cruise deserves a spot on the top of the contender list regardless.
Night & Cruise. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Cruising Chris Cruise. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Cruise Brings it. Image: The Wrestling Professor
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Bell Time: 7:07pm
Tickets: $12 @ the door
Taunton, MA USA