BY Mark Campos
A frightfully packed crowd witnessed an extravaganza of terror that was “Halloween Horror 4”. Those who survived another thrilling night of pro wrestling action from 3XWrestling will never be the same again! What could have caused such madness? Read on if you dare……….
Before “Halloween Horror 4” started there was pre-show match that featured the ever popular Tyler Cook going against the Las Vegas cowboy Brady A. Dezire. This was great match to add before the show started and if you want to see the result check it out at 3XWreslting.com as this bout will be featured on their next monthly web show “Outside the Ring”.
To start the show officially they began with the always exciting over the top rope battle royal. Many of 3XW’s wrestlers tried to be the last man in the ring as the winner then got a shot at the 3XW Heavyweight title later on in the night. In the end it was down to Brian Ash, “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson and “The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade. Ash tossed Thompson over the top rope only then to be pushed over by Slade who was the victor. The champ, Rory Fox, came out to congratulate Slade but was suddenly attacked from behind by Ash. As Fox lay wounded on the mat Slade stood over him holding the belt above his head in all his glory.
We were then treated to the Tag Team championship match with current champs “The Gentlemen’s Club” taking on “The Horn Dogs”. “Delicious” Devin Carter and Casanova vigorously tried to get an upper hand on “The Horn Dogs” but with Krotch and Maddog McDowell fully intent on winning the titles it seemed all their efforts were pointless. But being the dirty, underhanded cheats that they are “The Gentlemen’s Club” retained their belts when Carter delivered a very low blow from behind to McDowell to get the pin.
Up next was the 3XW Pure Wrestling Champion “The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong defending his belt against “The Right Price” Aaron Masterson. As always Kwong was lead to the ring by his manger and “Founder of MMA” Chad Mylan who is never at a loss for words when it comes to his wrestlers. Unfortunately for Masterson this may have been the shortest match in 3XW history as Kwong delivered a karate kid style crane kick from the start to get any easy one, two, three.
Midnight Guthrie then made an unannounced appearance and stated that the 3XW board of directors has given Kwong another opponent for the night that being one half of the Northstar Express, Darin Corbin! The crowd was on fire as Corbin charged the ring taking Kwong by surprise. The see saw battle was almost won by Corbin but with interference by his manager Kwong was able to get in a shot below the midsection and ultimately win the contest. Not happy with the win Kwong and Mylan started to stomp on Corbin again but “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell came out to make the save.
The grudge match was up next as Brian Ash took on his former student “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson. Even after colliding in the battle royal Thompson was going a hundred miles an hour at Ash from all corners of the ring. Ash seemed to be flustered at first but was able to regain his composure and use his strength and size to his advantage. As always though Ash had his manager “The Commissioner” Todd Countryman at his size and when Thompson almost got a pin Countryman attacked him with his loaded briefcase. Thompson was able to get the briefcase and with the ref distracted nailed Countryman and Ash and got the pin! Men gave standing ovations and women wept with joy as this win brings back Mike Sydal to 3XW and reuniting the fan favorite tag team “The High Flyers”.
After intermission was the match that has had the pro wrestling world buzzing for the last month. Mark Sterling and “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt wanted to settle their feud with a two out of three falls match to determine who the best wrestler in the Midwest is. After having split their wins at 3XW with one a piece this match is to be their final showdown. This war was back and forth from the get go but Sterling punished Wyatt severely and was able to get the first pin. The second pinfall came almost instantly as Wyatt pulled Sterling down for a quick roll up and the win. With the next pinfall being the final one these two outstanding wrestlers would not stay down despite delivering devastating maneuvers and finishers. The end came when Sterling attempted to spear Wyatt but ran head first into a steel chair! Wyatt then put on the Markshooter (aka Sharpshooter) as the ref lifted Sterling’s hand three times and called the match as he appeared to be unconscious. Wyatt then had the nerve to shake Sterling’s hand as he lay knocked out on the canvas and thus declaring this war over.
We then had the privilege of watching “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell manhandle White Lightning. Prior to the start of the match the reprehensible Chad Mylan came out to offer White Lightning a contract if he could beat and injury Rockwell. Rockwell came out and proved one again that he is a top contender for the Pure Wrestling championship belt and his Rock on Bomb finisher will put out any challenger.
Another tag team bout was featured on this card as Sir Bradley Charles and “The American Fury” Jon West took on the team of American Ground and Pound. This one sided fight ended badly for West as Ben Sailer hosted him on his shoulders while Nate Bash flew for the top turnbuckle hitting a beautiful crossbody that gave them the win. Bash and Sailer, who make up American Ground and Pound, seem to be agitated by fans as of late and have started using some underhanded tactics to their advantage in the ring.
The final match of the night pitted the 3XW Heavyweight champion, Rory Fox, against the battle royal winner, Ryan Slade. Slade has shown improvement throughout his time in 3XW and his Canadian Destroyer finisher is devastating. Fox, being a well groomed veteran, kept Slade on his toes in this fight as they were giving everything they had and then some. This included “The Gentlemen’s Club” making a surprise ring side appearance that distracted Fox and the referee and gave Slade the opportunity to break his Canadian flagpole over Fox’s back. Unbelievably Fox kick out of the pin attempt and was able to move out of the way from Slade’s top rope splash. This allowed Fox to hit him with his Fox bomb and get the cover for the one, two, three. Fox celebrated in the ring and with fans while Ryan Slade left for the back with his Canadian flag between his legs.
Don’t miss next months show “November Knockout 2” held at the Des Moines Social Club on November 5th located at 1408 Locust Street in Des Moines, IA. Tickets can be purchased online at 3XWrestling.com or at Cup O’Kryptonite and both Jay’s CD and Hobby locations. Advance presale tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for kids 10 and under. Ticket will also be sold the night of the show at $15 for adults, $6 for kids 10 and under and kids 3 and under are free. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the bell time being 7:30 p.m.