By Rich Dalton
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We dive head first into the action on this cold Sunday afternoon in Danville with a tag team bout between the team of “The Lord of the Ring” Issan Hadeev and his partner for the afternoon, “The Unpredictable” Cyclone. Their opponents for the match were Cecil Cerveza and “Dangerous” Drew Thomas. It was a very closely contested match up, and in the end the team of Issan Hadeev and Cyclone were victorious after Issan hit the “Jihad” neck breaker on Cecil while Drew and Cyclone were fighting on the outside of the ring.
Winners by pinfall: Issan Hadeev and Cyclone
Following the match, still not satisfied that Issan had gotten what he deserved from the last NBWA event when Drew lost a “First Blood Match” to Issan, Drew issued a challenge to Issan for an “Unlucky 13 Staple Gun Match” to be held on Saturday March 7th at the NBWA’s huge 4th anniversary event. On a side note, Issan is still yet to be defeated in the “Unlucky 13 Staple Gun Match” I believe the record is now 2-0 with wins over Jaxson Pride, and Cecil Cerveza.
The second match of the afternoon was the second ever NBWA women’s match and was between “Serenity” (formerly Brandi Harris) and NBWA newcomer Alicia. Serenity improved her NBWA record to 2 and 0 with a win in this match, but it’s worth noting that she had her feet on the second rope for added leverage when she pinned Alicia.
Winner by pinfall: Serenity
After the match “The Fabulous” Jason V. entered the ring and pointed out that he likes to surround himself with excellence, noting that Serenity is undefeated in the NBWA, and “Aaron and Jeff” are the NBWA Tag Team Champions. Jason V. also said that he would allow “Bloody” Harker Dirge to be in the NBWA Invitational Battle Royal….IF he could defeat a special hand picked opponent later on in the show.
Next up for the afternoon, NBWA Lead Council, Jonathan Castle made his way to the ring to inform NBWA Mid-West Television Champion, Eric Ruffington that since he saw it fir to boycott the “Pick Your Poison” event on Feb.7th, Mr. Ruffington would not only have to compete in the karaoke competition that the fans choose, he was also going to compete in a dance competition, AND a wrestling match against Cheapshot Mcgrot. First up was going to be the singing competition, but before we can get started Mr. Castle introduces us to the 3 hand picked judges for the competition. The first judge is Marvin, the owner of the NBWA gym, and the maker of the worlds best nachos! The second judge is NBWA ring announcer The Lovely Miss Amanda. The third judge making his long awaited, surprise return to the NBWA….former NBWA Heavyweight Champion…”The Strangler” Diego Corleone!
In the first phase, Cheapshot McGrot sang the song “I believe I Can Fly” made popular by R. Kelley, and received good reviews from both Marvin, and Miss Amanda, but Diego made a comment something to the likes of the song sounding similar to the sound artificially inseminating sheep. I apologize for not knowing the song Eric Ruffington performed, but I do remember he didn’t impress Marvin or Miss Amanda, but got a stellar review from Diego.
The second phase was the dance phase of the competition, and Cheapshot McGrot did the “Soldja Boy” and again received good reviews from Marvin, and Amanda, but of course Diego had something negative to say, something to the effect of reminding him of a fat stripper, who needed to have a bag pulled over her head. Then it was Ruffington’s turn to dance and to start off, he said he was going to need a little help from a couple friends, then Aaron Matthews and Jeff Harris came to the ring to help him with the dance made popular by the Saturday Night Live cast, Chris Kattan, Will Farrell, and Jim Carey. Marvin and Amanda didn’t care too much for the dancing, but Diego gave it favorable reviews.
So now onto the wrestling match between Mr. Ruffington and Cheapshot. Ruffinton was in control for much of the match, and almost ended the match with a European Sleeper hold, but Cheapshot was able to hang on. Cheapshot eventually took the upper hand in the match and was going to the top rope for his signature diving headbutt when Diego, who was still sitting at ringside jumped up from his judge’s seat and pushed Cheapshot from the top rope, disqualifying Ruffington from the match. Keep in mind though, a title does not change hands on a DQ.
Winner by disqualification: Cheapshot McGrot
After the match was over Aaron and Jeff came to the ring and assisted Ruffington and Diego in the onslaught on Cheapshot. Luckily for Cheapshot help was on the way in the from of Heritage Wrestling Coalition Champion, “Bloody” Harker Dirge, who’s appearance alone cleared the ring.
As Ruffington, Matthews, and Harris all exited the arena, Diego got the mic and announced that he wasn’t just here for judging this competition, he was here to face off against BHD as Jason V.’s hand picked opponent, and what better time to begin that match than NOW!
So the match between “Bloody” Harker Dirge and Diego Corleone begins, with Harker’s spot in the 2nd Annual NBWA Invitational Battle Royal on the line. This was a great match by the 2 former champions and the match came to a conclusion when referee Carley Rae was inadvertently knocked out, and Diego, ever the opportunist went to the corner of the ring and retrieved BHD’s chain and attempted to use it, but Harker was able to make him miss, and then used the chain himself and delivered a shot to Diego’s throat, and went for the cover. By this time the referee was coming to, rolled over, and administered the 3 count.
Winner by pinfall: “Bloody” Harker Dirge
After a brief intermission, we dive head first back into the action with a match between Nicky”The Weasel” Mankotti and “The Catalyst” Corey Carter, who is making his first appearance back in the NBWA since the NBWA event on May, 24th 2008 when he participated in a “Gauntlet Match” against Harker Dirge. This time though Mr. Carter fared much better in the NBWA ring, gaining a pinfall over “Weasel” following a reverse back breaker.
Winner by Pinfall: “The Catalyst” Corey Carter
Next up for the afternoon was a NBWA Tag Team Championship match between the champions, “Aaron Matthews and Jeff Harris, and their opponents were D’Andre King, and Vic “The Pitbull” Santelli, otherwise known as “Encore”. This was a great back and fourth match between the champs, and the #1 contenders. Jeff and Aaron had D’Andre isolated for much of the beginning of the match, but when Pitbull entered the match he was taking care of business. In the end though neither team was awarded with a victory. As D’Andre, Jeff and Aaron were fighting outside the ring, Pitbull climbed to the top rope and dove onto the 3 men outside, and this eventually led to a double count out.
No Winners: double count out
The next match has been the center of much chatter for the last couple of days since the show. It was between the team of Eric Ruffington and his partner for the afternoon was Morbid, who was accompanied to the ring by Alicia and their opponents were Joey Grunge and Dan The Man. Grunge and Dan the man had much of the match going in their favor, but towards the end of the bout Eric Ruffington left his partner Morbid to face both Grunge and Dan all alone, and that is when things fell apart. Morbid hit the mat, and had been pulled out of the ring by his Alicia. Referee Chad Tally who had been sitting at ringside noticed things didn’t look quite right and ran to check on Morbid, apparently Morbid told Tally he couldn’t feel his arms, and Tally motioned that he needed medical assistance for Morbid. Then the announcement was made asking all the fans in attendance to please go outside while Morbid was being tended to. While the fans were outside it became know that there was nothing wrong with Morbid, and that he had faked an injury because he in fact was an untrained wrestler, that didn’t know how to handle the situation inside the ring, so he tried taking the easy way out of the match and faked the injury. Just minutes after being asked to leave ringside the fans, not knowing what was going, on were allowed back into the arena, and the show was allowed to continue.
The seventh match of the afternoon was between the 2008 Alberta J. Murray Memorial Champion, DaCobra, and his opponent, one half of the tag team “Babewatch”, “Thee” Brandon Espinosa. This was a fast paced action paced match between two of Illinois finest athletes. After a hard fought battle DaCobra was victorious following a “Final Intention” (reverse back breaker)
Winner by pinfall: DaCobra
Finally, we have come to the main event of the evening, the NBWA Heavyweight Champion “The Fabulous” Jason V., who was accompanied by Serenity, putting his title on the line against wrestling legend, Tracy Smothers. It was a slow and methodical beginning to the match, as Jason V. tried to size up his much larger and stronger opponent. To Jason V.’s credit though he was able to go toe to toe with the ring legend, using a number of wrestling holds to wear down Smothers. In the end though, it wasn’t any wrestling holds, or maneuvers that won the match for Jason V. It was the help, yet again of the crescent wrench that we have seen used for the last 2 events. This time, while the referee was distracted by Serenity, Jeff Harris slipped into the ring and delivered a shot to Smother’s head with the wrench. When referee Carley Rae turned around, all she saw was Jason V. covering Smother’s and she counted 1…2…3!
Winner by pinfall: “Fabulous” Jason V.
After the match HWC Champion, “Bloody” Harker Dirge came to the ring to aid the fallen legend, but Smother’s who quite literally…never saw what hit him….was confused with the situation, you see when Smothers came to, he saw BHD holding a wrench in his hand and had thought it was Harker who had dealt the blow to him. After some convincing from the crowd, Tracy seemed to accept the fact that it was NOT Harker who had hit him, and the two men shook hands. But just when Harker least expected it, Tracy took the wrench that Harker had still been holding, and gave Haker a vicious shot to the throat with the wrench! Before he left the building though, Tracy was sure to insult all the fans in attendance that afternoon, the he got back in his helicopter and flew back to Tennessee.