From Brady Lawrence
Proving Ground Pro‘s final event of 2013, Emergency Response, was a huge success and an absolutely wild night of action. New champions highlighted the best night of P.G.P.’s first year with a record crowd and hottest show to date!
“America’s Favorite Son” Ruff Crossing is one of the few men today that has the package to match Jake Dirdens tenacity in the ring.
Jake Dirden brings the pain to Crossing in route for the PWP Title. …Could these two men be heading towards a feud that could last for years?
With P.G.P.’s Franchise title vacant going into the evening, a one night,four man tournament was set to crown a new champion. The first round pairings were Ruff Crossing vs Tyson Dux and Jake Dirden vs TaDarius Thomas. “America’s Favorite Son” Ruff Crossing was able to move passed Canadian star”Textbook”Tyson Dux in a match that pushed Ruff to his limits.
“Textbook” Tyson Dux looked to take the “America’s Favorite Son” Ruff Crossing to school early on.
Dux’s scientific mat skills were almost too much for Ruff Crossing, but the big cowboy surprised Tyson with a roll up and moved on to the evenings main event. In the other first round match “Dirdey Jake Dirden overcame TaDarius Thomas in a classic battle of size versus speed.
TaDarius Thomas is a powerful man with a huge upside. Here he wisely tries to keep Dirden grounded.
TD showed the skills that made him P.G.P.’s first Franchise Champion by bringing his “A” game, putting Dirden in a tough spot on several occasions. In the end the size and power of the 6’10” bearded wild man proved too much for TD and “Dirdey” scored a pin off a huge driving choke slam, moving him on to the championship main event. The main event was then set, Ruff Crossing versus Jake Dirden for the P.G.P. Franchise Championship. This match had no time limit or disqualification, a winner must be decided. This stipulation resulted in Dirden calling Crossing out to the floor to start the match, this was a wild street fight from the opening bell. Spilling in and through the crowd from the get go, Crossing versus Dirden was and absolute old school classic that seemed to culminate in “Dirdey” Alabama slamming Ruff through an extremely stiff table. Somehow Crossing managed to kick out on the 2 and continue the match. Unable to get the 3 count Dirden appeared shocked and seemed to be taken out of his game, this allowed Crossing the opening he needed to hit Jake with a high impact lariat and score the pin. Congratulations to Ruff Crossing, new P.G.P. Franchise Champion.
Zero1 X World Champion Jonathan Gresham can fly and wrestle with the very best in the world.
P.G.P. Cutting Edge Champion”The Apex” Blake Steel changes the tide with his power advantage.
In the surprise shake up of the evening, P.G.P. Cutting Edge Champion”The Apex” Blake Steel was taken to a 20 minute time limit draw with Zero1 X World Champion Jonathan Gresham. This was the proverbial wrestling clinic. Both men executed solid game plans, but neither could gain a submission or 3 count before the time limit expired. With the crowd wanting 5 more minutes, Gresham and Steel seemed ready to make that happen. Before the referee could call for a restart, Mario Andrew Crivello interrupted the proceedings and cashed in the Cutting Edge Golden Ticket he had won earlier in the evening. This forced Blake Steel into a second title defense against a rested and ready Crivello. After kicking out of several early pin attempts, “The Apex” began to get the best of Mario and seemed on the verge of winning, but a distracted ref left an opening for Crivello’s manager “Mouth of the Midwest” J.P. To throw powder in Steel’s eyes.
NEW P.G.P. Cutting Edge Champion Mario Andrew Crivello
This allowed Mario Crivello to score the pin and take the title. Congratulations go out to new P.G.P. Cutting Edge Champion Mario Andrew Crivello.
Matt Knicks on fire.
Hooligan opponents beware , if what you see in the next two photos happens to you, then you are in deep trouble.
Proving Ground Pro Tag Team Champions The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter) successfully defended their titles in a fast and furious match with The 2 Star Heroes(Chris Castro and Matt Knicks).This one had moves and high flying that defied description. A great showing by the 2 Star Heroes came up just short. Congratulations to The Hooligans on a big win.
The power of Alex Rudolph made an impact in the battle royal.
Could this be the next the PWI ROOKIE OF THE YEAR? Raphael King enjoys beating on Jake Parnell.
Gary Jay thought he was lined up to win the golden ticket…..but
The 10 man Golden Ticket Gauntlet was won by Mario Andrew Crivello who overcame 9 opponents to earn the Golden Ticket and a shot at the Cutting Edge title. The other entrants were Abe Jackson, Gary J, Jack Rebel, The Great Akuma, Alex Rudolph, Jake Parnell, Randy Ray, Mr. Nice and Raphael King.
Colonel Gimp’s Mobile Home Militia
Derek Moss explodes!
Devyn Nichole hoped to chop down Melanie Cruise.
Poor Perry Winkle finds himself in the grasp of Melanie Cruise.
Two of the most entertaining wrestlers in the Midwest ,Evan Gelistico and Tripp Casidy
Colonel Gimp’s Mobile Home Militia, consisting of The Bum Rush Brothers(Shorty Biggs and Outkast) and Melanie Cruise crushed The Addiction ( Perry Winkle, Derek Moss and Devyn Nichole).
Jester Yorick from way up top.
Jester Yorick and Machine accompanied by Shonda Boomer defeated Tripp Casidy and Evan Gelistico.