Anthony Warren, Cargill Vinton, Carlos Esteban, Chris Cruise, Chris Matrix, Cold Hard Cash, David Cash, Frank Rocha, Gary Gold, John Cena Sr., Mr. Don Vega, Nature Boy Gary Gold, Nicholas Night, S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs, Sargent Muldoon, Sensational Scott Levesque, Shay Cash, Superstar Shawn Candido, The Bitter Club, Tommy Mack
Showcase Pro Wrestling
December 1, 2018
Attleboro, MA USA
Ring Announcer: Sargent Muldoon
Referees: Frank Rocha, Anthony Warren
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Commissioner: John Cena Senior
Professor’s Notes: A nice tight show with a card packed with talent. We love SPW at The Moose, even if there is no heat. The athletes provided literal and metaphorical heat in abundance. Last Attleboro show for 2018 and it was tremendous.
Match videos will be available after 10:00 p.m EST December 4th at our YouTube channel.
Match 1. Cargill Vinton v. Sensational Scott Levesque. W – Vinton
The Premiere Wrestler of New England generously offered membership in The Bitter Club to Cargill Vinton who for some odd reason did not accept. A match of veteran champions ensued in which the opponents were on equal terms. Levesque applied his patented slingshot suplex but Cargill reversed it with a reverse neck breaker, stunning Scott followed by a pin.
Match 2. Superstar Shawn Candido v. Chris Cruise. W – Cruise
Two men well matched in size and skill. Candido tried to end things with his famous head stomp but Cruise moved at the crucial moment, sending #1 into Referee Rocha. After that Cruise had the momentum. Cruise stunned The Superstar with a neat kick to the groin followed by a roll up and pin.
Match 3. Grudge Match: Gary Gold v. John Cena Sr. Wrestlers: Chris Matrix v. “The Master of Mayhem” Tommy Mack. W – Mack
Gary Gold and his former Manager John Cena Sr. are in a feud. They decided to resolve it by each bringing a chosen wrestler to Attleboro to duke it out. Mr. Cena came in with Chris Matrix who promptly defected to Mr. Gold’s corner. Cena had a “Plan B”, The Master of Mayhem (formerly “Heart Attack”) Tommy Mack from New Hampshire.
Mack and Matrix went at it hard. At one point Mack had Matrix upside down in a Bear Hug and Matrix’ feet went through the ceiling, which rained debris into the ring. Gary had multiple opportunities to beat on Mack but hesitated each time. Probably because Sena Sr. was at ringside with a hickory cane. When Gary finally had his shot he missed Mack and punched Matrix in the face by accident. This allowed Mack to pin Matrix.
Gold and Cena shook hands and declared that they are still friends after this conflict.
We hope that Gary paid Matrix handsomely because this match was a fiasco for him. Matrix is still the man. We’ll go out on a limb and predict that he recaptures the Heavyweight title in 2019.
Match 4. Mr. Don Vega v. Carlos Esteban. W – Mr. Vega
Teacher v. Student, a poignant illustration of one generation giving way to the next. Not. Carlos started things off by taking the mic and insulting the Attleboro fans and Mr. Vega. Don Vega has no problem smack talking in response. Once the match started it was an impressive demonstration of technical wrestling as taught at the SPW Training Center. The teacher gets a win by slamming the student hard on his back followed by a pin. Carlos is on the ascendant while Mr. Vega just keeps on going.
Match 5. Cold Hard Cash (David Cash & Shay Cash) v. Nicholas Night & S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs. W – Night & Ribs (DQ)
We’ve said this before: Any time you have an opportunity to see Hoodz legend David Cash perform, do whatever it takes to make it to the venue. Don’t bother cooking dinner for the family, leave wet laundry in a pile to rot, forget the deadline for your tax filing. All worth it to see David Cash.
This was an interesting match up with Ribs and Night combining for the first time. These teams had no prior beef of which we are aware. The match was vigorous and brutal, given the skill of all four men. Unfortunately we were robbed of a conclusive result because Bitter Club members Sensational Scott Levesque and Carlos Esteban ran into the ring and proceeded to indiscriminately stomp down all four participants. They ruined the match. Mr. Vega and Mr. Vinton ran in to intervene but it was too late. For some reason Cold Hard Cash was disqualified even though they had nothing to do with The Bitter Club’s actions. Night offered to help Ribs get revenge but he announced he would do it solo and stormed out of the room.
Friday, December 7th
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