Alec Price, Anthony Warren, Bobby Ocean, Buddy Romano, Cargill Vinton, Carlos Esteban, Chris Cruise, Frank Rocha, Manu, Matt Striker, Mr. Don Vega, Mr. Grim, Noriega, Rob Roberts, Ruby Bastein, Ruby Bastien, S. O. G. Ronnie Ribs, Sensational Scott Levesque, Sergeant Muldoon, Showcase Pro Wrestling, Sons of Liberty Championship, SPW, Superstar Shawn Candido, The Bitter Club, The Fellowship, The Masshole Mike McCarthy, Whaling City Festival
Showcase Pro Wrestling
14 July, 2018
Whaling City Festival
New Bedford, MA, USA
Ring Announcer: Sergeant Muldoon
Referees: Rob Roberts, Anthony Warren, Frank Rocha
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Commissioner: John Cena Senior (not in attendance)
Professor’s Notes: A great night under the big top in the legendary whaling city of New Bedford. Famous stars Manu and Matt Striker wowed the crowd. The SPW debut of Mr. Grim. To us the most notable event was the return of The Masshole Mike McCarthy, a New England legend. Mr. McCarthy told us that he was living in the Midwest and Northwest for a while but has returned home. Good news for us. The Bitter Club does its magic and Carlos Esteban gets a chance of a lifetime.
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Match 1. The Masshole Mike McCarthy v. Chris Cruise v. Mr. Grim. W – McCarthy
The Masshole is back and as cunning and vicious as ever. He’s in great shape and even the acrobatic Chris Cruise could not stop him. This was the first we had seen of Mr. Grim. He has got to be one of the strongest guys out there. He hoisted both opponents multiple times and did double body slams on them. He could have pulled this out had McCarthy not sneaked in and pulled Cruise off of his pin attempt and replaced him for a pin of Grimm of his own. Masterful work by a master.
Match 2. Sons of Liberty Championship. Superstar Shawn Candido v. Alec Price. W – Price – New Champion
Alec Price continues to be given chances at the S.O.L title. The veteran Superstar had him pinned and was announced as new champion when Referee Rocha corrected the assumption because Price had his foot on the ropes. His foot barely grazed the rope and was under the rope (not sure if it actually has to be on top). Price then pinned The Superstar in short order by kicking him below the equator and using Candido’s own patented head stomp on him. Price reaches his goal of being the fourth Sons of Liberty Champion. Congratulations to Mr. Price but Candido was robbed.
Match 3. Noriega v. Manu. W – Manu
The former universal champion did everything he knows to try to defeat the Samoan giant. Nothing seemed to work, and he tried everything. Things ended when Noriega applied an audible Bulldog and assumed that was it. He started celebrating with the crowd and turned his back on what he thought would be a prostrate Manu. Manu bounced right back up, applied a Super Kick, and pinned Noriega. Don’t count your chickens Noriega, particularly the giant Samoan variety.
Match 4. Tag Team Championship: The Bitter Club (Buddy Romano & Sensational Scott Levesque with Ruby Bastein) v. Cargill Vinton & Mr. Don Vega. W – Vinton & Vega (DQ)
The Bitter Club had their hands full with two legendary former champions. After a lot of back-and-forth Mr. Vega had Buddy pinned and got to a 2 count when sneaky Ruby Bastein pulled Referee Roberts out of the ring by his feet. Referee Roberts immediately disqualified The Bitter Club. Mr. Vega persuaded Roberts to add 5 minutes to the match. For some reason the Champions consented and the match resumed. After a few minutes, their momentum lost, Romano and The Premiere Wrestler of New England did the sensible thing. They left. Champions’ prerogative. Titles retained. Ruby foolishly lingered and was treated to a well-deserved atomic wedgie from Mr. Vinton.
Match 5. Matt Striker v. Carlos Esteban. W – Esteban
WWE and Lucha Underground star Matt Striker took it easy with Carlos, at least in the beginning. As he realized that the kid had something, he turned up the heat. Good demonstration of technical wrestling from both men. Carlos eventually dropped the veteran on his back from up high and pinned him cleanly. Mr. Striker showed class by acknowledging the youngster’s victory and recent notice by WWE. This was a great example of an established international star helping the next generation on its journey. A beautiful thing to see.
Match 6: Heavyweight Championship: S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs (C) v. Bobby Ocean. W – Ribs
Ribs is truly a fighting champion. People are coming from near and far to try to take his belt. The office has thrown most of the top echelon of SPW talent at him. They also let outsiders of prominence have a shot. That’s where Bobby Ocean comes in. One of the finest wrestlers to come out of Connecticut has his chance. He started with a Pearl Harbor kick in the back as Ribs was greeted by the crowd. Ribs was on the defensive most of the match. He rallied with a series of clothes lines followed by a Macho Man style flying elbow off the top rope and pin. Who can dethrone the current king?
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