By Rich Dalton:
First and foremost, THANK YOU to all the loyal NBWA fans that came to Danville on Saturday to support the NBWA. Without your support and devotion there would be no NBWA, so thank you to you all!
As we are set to kick off “Pick Your Poison” we are informed by The Lead Council to the Board of Directors, Jonathon Castle that the NBWA Mid-West TV Champion, Eric Ruffington is boycotting today’s show, due to the fact that the NBWA fans had chosen for Mr. Ruffington to face off against Cheapshot McGrot in a karaoke competition. So,wrestling Cheapshot McGrot this afternoon was Cecil Cerveza. To begin the match Cheapshot demonstrated to Cecil how to do his trademark hand jive, but after that, the fun and games were over with. It was a hard fought match between the NBWA veterans but in the end Cheapshot was victorious.
Winner by pinfall: Cheapshot McGrot.
Next up on the agenda was a tag team match between the team of Wild Bill and Nicky “The Weasel” Mankotti against “The Frat Pack” which was the team of Gavin Alexander and Jonathon Napier. With their new attitudes in tow, Alexander and Napier are looking to take the NBWA tag team division by storm! There seemed to be a few miscommunications during the match for Gavin and Napier, eventually causing “The Frat Pack” the match. Wild Bill ended the match when he pinned Gavin following a frog splash.
Winners by pinfall: Wild Bill and Nicky “The Weasel” Mankotti.
Following the match after Gavin and Napier had left ringside, Bill and Weasel were celebrating their victory when who should appear but Aaron Matthews. It looked as though Matthews had something he wanted to discuss with Wild Bill, but as Aaron had Bill’s attention Jeff Harris attacked Bill from the backside. This wasn’t just an attack, it was evident that Harris and Matthews had every intention of putting Bill out of action by trying to take out his shoulder. Just when it looked as if Wild Bill was done for, ‘Bloody” Harker Dirge had come to the rescue. BHD had chased Harris and Matthews out of the ring, and in their haste someone had forgotten their tag team title belts, and now Harker Dirge was in possession of the belt.
Following the melee Miss Amanda announces that the new NBWA Heavyweight Champion “Mr. Fabulous” Jason V. was going to be making his way to the ring accompanied by Serenity. Jason V. makes it known that the NBWA will be keeping in last years tradition with an invitational battle royal to celebrate the NBWA’s 4th anniversary. Today though, we will be getting a small taste of the battle royal with the winner of today’s battle royal being granted with the final entry in the HUGE invitational Battle royal on March 7th. With that being said, let the Battle Royal begin…..
The opening participants are DaCobra and “Dangerous” Drew Thomas, who are followed by “The Unpredictable” Cyclone, Aaron Matthews, Jeff Harris, Angelo Santelli, Nicky “The Weasel” Mankotti, Serinity, Issan Hadeev, Cheapshot McGrot, “The Prime Cut” Nick Cutler, Vic “The Pitbull” Santelli, Wild Bill, D’Andre King, “The Apex” Blake Steel, Gavin Alexander, Cecil Cerveza, Christian Rose, and Anderson Rhodes,. When the dust settled the final two combatants were Angelo Santelli, and Aaron Matthews, the two former members of “The New Breed” stood face to face for a moment, and then all hell broke loose as the former allies tried to tear one another limb from limb, but in the end Angelo sent Aaron Matthews over the top rope for the win, and the final spot in the invitational battle royal to be held on March 7th, with the w inner being guaranteed a NBWA Heavyweight Title shot.
Winner: Angelo Santelli.
Following the match Santelli made it know that he was the most decorated champion in the NBWA, and the only title that had eluded him over the years was the one title in Jason V’s possession and he was coming after it!
The next match of the afternoon was a “First Blood Match” between “The Lord of the Ring” Issan Hadeev and “Dangerous” Drew Thomas. With this match being a no DQ match we saw the use of many foreign objects such as Issan’s flag pole, a chair, and a staple gun. In the closing moments of the match involved Issan Hadeev repeatedly stapling the forehead of Drew Thomas causing his head to bleed and thus ending the match.
Winner by first blood: “The Lord of the Ring” Issan Hadeev..
After the match had ended something inside Drew Thomas head snapped he viscously attacked Issan and the two former members of “Dangerous by Design” brawled inside the ring and out. Members of the security staff tried to separate the two but to no avail as the y brawled their way into the locker room area.
The fifth match of the afternoon was another match that was chosen by the NBWA fans for “Pick Your Poison” and was between the team of the newly crowned NBWA No-Limits champion “The Prime Cut” Nick Cutler, and the man he defeated for the=2 0title on Jan.11th “The Apex” Blake Steel. Their opponents, who won the fan polling was the team of D’Andre King and Vic “The Pitbull” Santelli, otherwise known as “Encore”. It was evident from the get go that the team of Cutler and Steel were going some trouble putting their past match behind them. You could hear Cutler throughout the match tell Blake Steel “I could have done it better”. Nick Cutler wasn’t the only one who had a problem with Blake Steel during the match up, Anderson Rhodes also had issues with Steel after Blake had told Rhodes to go back to the locker room during the match, and Rhodes promised that Blake would have to deal with Eric Ruffington when he returned to the NBWA next month. With all the bickering within the team of Cutler and Steel, it was just a matter of time before the team self destructed. I the closing moments of the match it looked as though Blake Steel was going to pull of the win, but Cutler entered the ring and delivered an “Un-prettier” to Blake Steel and then draped D’Andre King over Blake’s lifeless body for the 3 count.
Winner by pinfall: “Encore” ( D’Andre King & Vic “The Pitbull” Santelli)
The next match of the afternoon was the match between the 2008 Alberta J. Murray Memorial Tournament Champion, Da Cobra vs. “The Unpredictable” Cyclone. This match was al so a “Pick Your Poison “match and the NBWA fans had chosen for this match to be a “ Caribbean Rules Match”. Apparently the rules for this match were chosen at one point or another by Cyclone himself, and decided it would be to his advantage to keep the rules of this match a secret until the rules had to be enforced. The one rule we did know at the onset of this match was that there were two weapons in opposite corners of the match, and they may be used during the match up. But, there were certain conditions…. They may only be used for 30 seconds, a bell would be sounded at the beginning of the time period, and a bell would be sounded at the end of the time period, and if either participant was still holding the weapon at the sound of the second bell, that wrestler would be disqualified. There would be 4 of these periods within the 15 minute time limit for this match. So after the lengthy explanation of this rule the bell sounded and Da Cobra hit Cyclone square in the head with a roundhouse kick and went for a cover and got the 1..2…3! BUT….. “The Don” Kato Morales chimed in from his position at the announce table, and read from the list of Caribbean Rules that there were no 3 counts, you must pin your opponent for a four count. So the match was restarted, and we saw 2 of the weapons periods come into play, the first, Cyclone used a chair shot to20the midsection of DaCobra, but was only able to get a 3 count. Some time went by and the action had now spilled outside the ring when the bell signaling a second weapon period sounded and DaCobra had used a cookie sheet to deliver a knockout blow to Cyclone outside the ring, and a referee Carley Rae administered a 10 count, BUT….yet again “The Don” interjected himself and let everyone know that in a “Caribbean Rules Match” that in order to be counted out, it must be a 20 count. But by that time Cyclone had recovered and re entered the ring. So the match continued until a point where DaCobra had thrown Cyclone over the top rope, and Cyclone’s entrance music began to play, at first everyone had thought it was a malfunctioning sound system, but yet again ‘The Don” announced one more of the undisclosed Caribbean rules, and said that if anyone was thrown over the top rope, it would lead to a disqualification. So Cyclone was officially announced as the winner of the match.
Winner by disqualification: “The Unpredictable” Cyclone.
Now, the time had come for this afternoons main event. A Handicapped tag team elimination match between “The Fabulous” Jason V. and his partners, the NBWA Tag Team Champions” Aaron Matthews & Jeff Harris, who were accompanied by Serenity. Their opponents for the afternoon were The Heritage Wrestling Coalition Champion “Bloody0 Harker Dirge, and the partner for BHD was chosen by the NBWA fans through the “Pick Your Poison” poll was former NBWA Tag Team Champion Noon Moon. As a last minute stipulation to the match it was announced that if BHD or Noon Moon pinned Jason V. they would become the NBWA Heavyweight Champion, and if Aaron or Jeff pinned Harker Dirge, they would in turn become the new HWC Champion. So now with all the stipulations in place, the bell sounds and the match is under way. The team headed by Jason V. had the upper hand throughout much of the opening part of the match, as the team executed many quick tags to keep a fresh man in the ring as they wore down Harker Dirge. Eventually Harker would tag in Noon Moon to get the fresh man in the ring against the trio of champions. The match went back and fourth for some time before it came down to BHD and Jeff Harris in the ring as the legal men when harker was able to lock in his patented Dragon Sleeper, “The Dirt Nap” and Harris had no choice but to tap out. Now the odds were all evened up with 2 men on each side of the ring, that is until Harker Dirge had a momentarily lapse in sanity and retrieved his chain from the corner of the ring and used it to knock the sense out of Aaron Matthews, and gotten himself disqualified. Now Noon Moon was all alone against the team of Aaron Matthews and Jason V. Noon Moon used Harker’s mistake to his=2 0advantage though covering Matthews for the 3 count. Now it was down to Jason V. and Noon Moon. An angry Jason V. attacked Noon Moon and soon removed the mask, and the face behind the mask this time was none other than Angelo Santelli! The two NBWA vet’s fought back and fourth and as the match continued “The Don” had slyly gotten up from his seat and stood at ringside. In the mean time Serenity was walking around the ring cheering on Jason V. when “The Don” passed a huge crescent wrench off to the young lady. In the mean time, Angelo had been setting Jason up fir the “Sky High”, but Serenity had reached out to Jason V. and passed off the wrench and V. who had used it to knock Angelo’s lights out. All this was unknown to referee Chad Tally who had his back turned away from the action trying to keep “The Don” out of the match. When Tally had turned back to the action all he could see was Jason V. on top of Angelo and laid down a 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall: “The Fabulous” Jason V.
That just about wraps it up for this edition of the NBWA. Be sure to mark your calendar on Sunday, February 22nd for the next NBWA live show, featuring legend of the ring Tracy Smothers as he returns to the NBWA! The action will get under way at the New Breed Gym, located at 400 Sager St. in Danville, IL, with the opening bell set to sound at 2:00.