Showcase Pro Wrestling
March 17, 2018
Taunton, MA USA
Ring Announcers: Sergeant Muldoon, Dominic Damiano
Referees: Rob Roberts, Anthony Warren
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Timekeeper: David DeJesus
Commissioner: Mr. Frank Rocha
Professor’s Notes: The biggest night of the year for Showcase Pro Wrestling and perhaps the best of the five Marchiversarys we have attended. The room was beyond packed, the wrestlers on fire, and plenty of feuds were resolved. In a night of superlative matches and performances, Amanda Fox owned the event. It was hers. She killed. If anyone had any doubt about her status it evaporated last night: She is The Alpha Female.
Match videos will be available after 10:00 p.m EST 20 March at our YouTube channel.
Match 1. Sons of Liberty & Tag Team Combined Championship Match: The Stacked Deck (Chris Cruise SOL Champion & Mike Montero, Tag Team Champions) v. The Disorder (The Maniacal Jack Krueger & Diabolical Scott Ledeur with Annabelle). – Winner of first fall and again Sons of Liberty Champion – Ledeur. Winners of second fall and still Tag Team Champions – The Stacked Deck
An interesting match setup with 2 titles on the line. Winner of the first fall becomes Sons of Liberty Champion. Winner of second fall takes Tag Team Titles.
Both teams beat the *&#@ out of each other, much of the time outside the ring despite practically no room to work do to the overflow crowd.
Diabolical Scott Ledeur. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
In a display of true Teamsmanship, Krueger dropped Cruise face first on Scott’s knees and Scott promptly threw his partner out of the ring and pinned Cruise, taking back his Sons of Liberty title. Krueger didn’t seem to mind at all. (as a smart man observed about this team after the show “It works because they are different kinds of nuts”).
A bit later Cruise put Krueger on his back so that Montero could dive on him from the top rope feet first and then apply the pin. The Stacked Deck retain their Tag Team title. Of course they went on after the bell and continued to beat up their opponents. Ledeur didn’t notice. He was too busy cradling his SOL Belt.
Teamsmanship. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
After the match a disappointed Jack Krueger threatened The Living Doll with a chair but thought the better of it and left the room. Perhaps Annabelle’s powers protected her. Who knows?
Krueger & Cruise. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Montero Suffers. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
The Maniacal Jack Krueger. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Match 2. Amanda Fox (with Alisha Muldoon) v. Alec Price. W – Fox
Stipulation: If Fox loses, her head is shaved in the ring by Price. If Fox wins, Alicia is relieved of her service contract to Mr. Price.
We are accustomed to intergender matches after their boom of the past few years. There is a plausibility to these matches based on the skill and grit of a new generation of female athletes. But how likely is it that a 120 pound female can beat a much bigger male who is in the prime of his youthful strength and vigor? Fox did it and put the kid in a Superplex in the process.
Fox on Fire. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Price Focused on Her Leg. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Sadistic Beating. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Friendship Can be Fleeting. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Fox was on the mat most of this match because Price was smart enough to concentrate on her injured leg, stomping her mercilessly. We we worried that this could be a career ender for The Alpha Female.
Amanda persevered and in the end ran up the corner ropes while Price had her in a choke hold and pinned him as they fell backwards. Rare athletic skill on display. When Price was prostrate Fox attempted to put him in a dress that she took from Price’s gear bag. It was at this point that Alicia unexpectedly turned on the person who just took a beating to free her. Price ran out of the room as Ms. Muldoon put more hurt on Amanda’s leg. Fox was carried backstage, injured but triumphant.
Match 3: “The Bitter Man” Buddy Romano (with Sensational Scott Levesque) v. Hugo Brito. W – Brito
Buddy took the mic and advised Hugo’s parents not to wait up for him as Hugo would be in the nearby hospital after the match. For some reason Hugo objected to Buddy inviting his significant other home with him after the show, and came out and Pearl Harbored The Bitter Man. A raucous match ensued in which Hugo seemed destined to meet Romano’s predicted fate. The youth held his own despite a bit of interference from Bitter Club member Sensational Scott Levesque (all fair and legal).
Buddy Romano and Sensational Scott Levesque. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Bitter Club Rules. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
New England’s Premier Wrestler couldn’t help himself and came into the ring to apply some beautiful stomping to the kid. Then Carlos Esteban entered, ostensibly to rescue Hugo but he turned Bitter and also helped to wail on young Brito. Cargill Vinton followed by Don Vega intervened to save their student from destruction. A melee of former champions ensued and The Bitter Club left the ring. Hugo declared victor apparently by DQ, but in the chaos it was unclear. Mr. Don Vega offered an alliance with Cargill Vinton to defend the new generation but Mr. Vinton just left the ring area saying nothing.
New Generation. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Cargill Vinton. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Match 4. Heavyweight Championship: Chris Matrix (C) v. Nicholas Night. W – Matrix
Nick Night appeared after a long sojourn in Miami. (He told us after the show that this was only the second time since May that he’s worked). The office warned Matrix that he would face one of four former champions at Marchiversary (Mike Nice, Barricade, Don Vega, or Night) so he came with his A game. You never would have known that Night has been out of action given his fitness level and performance. Matrix defended his Championship effectively, showing us what a great athlete he is. Matrix kicked Night in the back fairly which sent him into the Referee in the corner, knocking out the official. Unexpectedly, as Matrix and Warren were both temporarily stunned and on the mat, Bobby Ocean sneaked in and attacked Night with a chair. He then threw him back into the ring. Matrix and Warren came to and Matrix pinned the former champion.
“The First” Nicholas Night. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Night protested to no avail. Sure, Ocean interfered but so what? This is professional wrestling. Things happen. Matrix capitalized on an unexpected opportunity and keeps his title fair and square.
Collision of The Champions. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Bobby Ocean Settles Old Score. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
The Champion Victorious. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Match 5: The Gauntlet For The Gold 2018
The Gauntlet is a 30-man royal rumble event in which the fans pick the order of wrestler entry. As usual, this was insane. Impossible to do a play-by-play description of this kind of chaos. It reminds us of what the daily battle in Valhalla must be like.
We will say that the final four were Romano, Levesque, Ribs, and Vinton. Ribs won the day by pinning Buddy Romano after The Bitter Man landed on his crotch in the corner ring post. Ribs has won a title shot at the belt of his choosing any time in the next year. He told us after the show that he will challenge Chris Matrix for the Heavyweight title on April 21 in Taunton. He aims to restore The Fellowship to dominance of SPW.
Insanity. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
Chaos. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs – Winner of the 2018 Gauntlet. © wrestlingprofessor.wordpress.com
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