Bailey Mannix ends Eric Allen’s career in a classic 60 Min Iron Man Match- Justin Reno new MECW Champion?
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 29, 2011
By Brian Kelley
MECW celebrated their 4 year anniversary and concluded the night with their biggest match in the history of the company as MECW Champion Bailey Mannix would face his former partner and friend Great Plains Champion Eric Allen.
Allen would not be alone though as he would bring reinforcements in powerhouse Chris Logan.
Not only would this match be 60 minutes long and for the title, Both Mannix and Allen’s wrestling career was on the line in a war that had been escalating in one of the most emotional feuds in MWR history.
Each man has been able to capture title after title and building a reputation as two of the most entertaining wrestlers in the Midwest. In 2011 MWR fans named Bailey Mannix the Sexiest wrestler of the year, but on this night there was going to be no time for smiles and posing.
The 60 minutes of Iron Man battle was supposed to be the focal point of the night but it would be actions prior in the night that would have ramifications as the night came to a close.
For a play by play I give you wrestling expert Patrick Brandymeyer for the rundown.
Before the main event, Sinn Enterprises attacked MECW owner Mr. K and forced his signature onto the contract that gave the company to Sarin Sinn. Sinn promptly fired the injured Evan Money (who was sitting in the audience and is currently recovering from an automobile accident that will leave him out of action indefinitely).
After a action packed night that featured Mike Anthony vs Shawn Santel 2 and Mauler McDarby defeat Mizfitt Manners in a bullrope match the match of the fans had been waiting for was about to begin.
The fight spilled outside the ring quickly , the two tore into each other all over the building with Mannix attempting to destroy Allen’s arm. He actually forced Allen to tap out to a cross-arm breaker, but the referee ruled that it didn’t count since it was outside the ring. Mannix was able to get a modified cross-arm breaker in the ring for the tapout (and first fall) just past the twenty-minute mark. Allen brought a ladder into play and evened the score after a powerbomb variant onto the ladder as it was propped up in the corner. Not long after that, Allen got another fall after a low blow and the Shortcut. After the thirty-minute mark, Bailey rallied with a cobra clutch suplex followed by a Shining Wizard to make it 2-2. Around the 45-minute mark, Allen got a fall out of nowhere after a huge kick to the head. The clock ticked down to the time limit and Mannix got Allen in a reverse armbreaker in the final minute, finally forcing Allen to tap with seconds to go!
That made it 3-3 and a draw, but Sarin Sinn ordered overtime…then Sinn Enterprises attacked BOTH men and even the referee. Leon Alexander tried to help only to get choked out by Anthony. Finally, the fan favorite locker room emptied to run off Sinn Enterprises…but the combatants recovered as the overtime was still officially in progress! Mannix finally got the decisive fall in sudden death after a sitout Tombstone onto a chair!
-Chaos ensued after the match as Justin Reno ran into the ring and hit a swinging fisherman buster on Mannix, then Sinn and company ordered the referee to make a three-count…making Reno the new Heavyweight Champion! Sinn continued his power trip by firing Mannix, who stayed true to his word by leaving his boots in the ring on his “retirement”…but Reno made off with the boots as well as his ill-begotten title.