Cargill Vinton won the Showcase Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship belt for the third time last Saturday. He defeated Nicholas Night fair-and-square. Mr. Vinton is an exemplary sportsman and gentleman.
We have had the privilege of being permitted to record nearly 500 match videos at Showcase Pro Wrestling. Being a regional independent promotion, views are in the modest range, usually between one hundred to several hundred for most videos.
A notable exception is the debut match of a new female star, Madame Butterfly. This video has been on YouTube for 2 months and has received more than 107,000 views.
Women’s Wrestling has really arrived.
This Saturday night is Marchiversary XI which celebrates 11 years of Showcase Pro Wrestling. We consider SPW our home promotion and could not be more excited to share this special night with Chris Blackheart, Sergeant Muldoon, Mr. Frank Rocha, and the amazing athletes who make this company a special organization. We hope you join the festivities in Taunton, MA. See you there.
Nature Boy Gary Gold will retire on December 3rd after a prolific career spanning 35 years. Gary is one of the last working wrestlers trained by Killer Kowalski. Mr. Gold was inducted into the New England Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2008. We’ve had the pleasure of seeing The Nature Boy in action over the past several years at Showcase Pro Wrestling. He’s given so much to wrestling its hard to overstate his impact. We’ll be in Attleboro to bid Mr. Gold a fond farewell as he enters the ring one last time, accompanied by his long-time manager John Cena Sr.
Godspeed Gary Gold.
Gary Gold’s Final Match:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Showcase Pro Wrestling
Bell Time: 7:07pm
Tickets: $12 @ the door
Moose Lodge – 241 Thacher St. Attleboro, MA
Alicia, Black Wolf Derek Andrews, Buck Nasty, Carlos Esteban, Chris Matrix, Dante, Diabolical Scott Ledeur, Doctor Ozone, Mad Dog Matt Storm, Nicholas Night, Osiris West, S. O. G. Ronnie Ribs, Showcase Pro Wrestling, SPW, Steven Lust, Superstar Shawn Candido, The Cartel, The Fellowship
Showcase Pro Wrestling
September 25, 2016
Raynham Community Pride Day
Raynham, MA USA
Ring Announcer: Sgt. Muldoon
Referee: Zack Belair
Promoter: Chris Blackheart
Commissioner: Mr. Frank Rocha
Professor’s Note: This was a great end-of-summer outdoor show. Showcase continues to be an innovative organization, always trying new things.
Match videos will be available after 4:00 p.m EST 28 Sep. at our YouTube channel.
Match 1. Nicholas Night v. “The Apprentice” Dante (with Doctor Ozone). W – Night
Dante did well for himself (and was acknowledged as such by Mr. Ribs post match) in facing a veteran with decades more experience. The outcome was inevitable. Night deftly reversed a sunset flip to pin the youngster.
Match 2. Superstar Shawn Candido v. Carlos Esteban. W – Esteban
The Superstar is back fully after losing his championship title. He wiped the floor with young Esteban despite the inconsiderate noise generated by the younger fans who ignored his request for quiet. Carlos got him once with a bulldog and tried again. Candido reversed it, dropped the kid on his face, and followed up with a stomp to the back and pin. Superstar is still #1.
Match 3. Heavyweight Championship Match: Buck Nasty (C) v. Chris Matrix. W – Nasty
Nasty lived up to his name by being nasty to the fans as well as top contender Matrix. Chris put up a spirited offense but it appears at least for now that no one is going to be able to take the belt that Nasty spent 10 years earning. Mr. Nasty put Matrix away with his trademark top rope splash. The Buck Nasty era is fully underway.
Match 4. Steven Lust & Scott Ledeur v. Black Wolf Derek Andrews & Alicia. W. – Black Wolf & Alicia
Lust and Ledeur are an odd pairing. Ledeur is at this point the ultimate disturbed loner and Lust has a long-term partner, Steven Broad. They did fairly well against the giant Black Wolf and his female partner but in the end, The Wolf used Alicia as a missile to take down Ledeur for the pin.
Match 5. The Fellowship (Osiris West & S.O.G. Ronnie Ribs with Doctor Ozone and Dante) v. The Cartel (Mad Dog Matt Storm & Redemption). Double DQ.
The Fellowship has held onto the championship for 480+ days by being the best of the best. The Cartel are on the same level of skill and cunning, only 50% larger. They held the belts not so long ago and Mr. Bass intends to get them back soon. This was the hardest contest yet for the champions, as every man did every brutal and sneaky thing that’s possible in a wrestling match.
It all came to an abrupt end when Ribs and Storm simultaneously punched out Referee Belair. Commissioner Rocha called the match a double DQ and The Fellowship retains their title. For now.
Friday October 14
Showcase Pro Wrestling Training Center
126 Main St.
Bell Time 7:47
Saturday October 15
Bell Time 7:07
Saturday October 22
Attleboro Moose Lodge
Bell Time 7:07
“The Boogie Down Brawler” Benny Blanco captured the Showcase Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship from Superstar Shawn Candido last Saturday night in Taunton, MA USA.
Unfortunately we missed this historic event due to Asia travel but wish both champions the best. These are two great athletes and amazing people.