We’ve gotten to the point with CCW to where we walk away from a show going “wow, that was amazing” after almost ever show we go to. Best of the Best 2 was no different, but at the same time, completely different than many shows this year! I’d venture to say that this show may very well have been the best CCW show this year. And I know, I know, I’m guilty of saying that a lot as of late. But the fact of the matter is, Cape Championship Wrestling has one of the most solid and exciting rosters on the planet right now. Each show has a “well if you liked last month’s show, you should see what happens this time” and it delivers every time! Its safe to say that the majority of the crowd left with a huge smile on their face after Saturday night.
Things kicked off with the Ace Age, which is Ace Hawkins and his entourage of THE Cody Wilson and JD Wilk. Prior to the match, Ace, in his humiliating ways, forced JD and Cody to get down and cheer for him, much the same as how Dexter Roswell did prior to his, well, unfortunate ending. This already can’t end well. As the two knelt down to cheer, the music hit and the Big Margoogliak himself, the Staching One, Mikey McFinnegan, made his way to ringside. Since returning the singles ranks, Mikey has had a great string of matches and was out to show that he is indeed one to be reckoned with, as he attempted to take the Missouri Wrestling Revival Missouri Championship off the waist of Ace Hawkins. The Ace that Runs the Place had the two man advantage with his minions outside and that came into play multiple times. Ace Hawkins is resourceful in that aspect, as he knows how he can control the match in his favor, even if it is through sneaky ways such as that. But, Mikey, who is no rookie by any means, was able to weather that storm multiple times and almost take the match. But, you know how hard it is to do something when you’re at a disadvantage? That’s the story of the whole match for Mikey. Whenever Ace would get pinned, then JD and Cody would come find a way to get him out of the situation. Through all that, though, Mikey kept it competitive as best he could. As things were winding down, suddenly, Jeff O’Dell appeared at the ramp calling out for Mikey. Jeff and Mikey have been at it the past few shows, ever since Jeff decided to throw himself into the match, as he does, between Mikey and Marko. This left Mikey wide open, which is where you don’t want to be against a guy like Ace Hawkins. And, as expected, Ace took advantage of Jeff O’Dell’s interference, hit the finish and that was all she wrote as Ace Hawkins was able to retain his MWR Missouri Championship for one more match. Something also tells me that this feud between Jeff O’Dell and Mikey is far from over, either.
The women took the stage in the second match of the night, featuring the return of the CCW Women’s Champion, Marni Gras, as she teamed up with Sarah Summers to take on The Pinnacle’s pairing of Nikki Lane and….Marko. Jeff O’Dell put together quite a pair for this match, but they were dangerous!! Marko can come at you with speed and agility while Nikki fires back with her force and strength. But, that’s not to downplay anything from Marni Gras or Sarah Summers. Ever since Sarah was ousted from The Pinnacle, we’ve seen a much more ferocious and determined version of her, making sure that every time she is in the ring, she’s showing the world that she simply didn’t need them. And what else is there to say about Marni Gras at this point in the game? She is one of the most resilient women on the face of the planet and she proves night in and night out that she deserves that CCW Women’s Title. This one started off with a tease by Marko, as he was going to give us the Rick Rude treatment, and “treat” us by taking off his shirt. That never happened, but he did manage to fake us out by taking off his shorts to debut a new pair of trunks. Quite the entertainer, that Marko. But this match featured a flurry of offense from Sarah Summers with Marko on the receiving end quite often. We were even treated to a rousing game of Marko Polo! But, Marko was able to use his speed, along with The Pinnacle’s cunning tactics, to isolate Sarah in their corner and keeping her from tagging Marni Gras. This strategy lasted for quite some time, until a furious Ballsplex by Sarah on Marko helped create space. It seemed as if Marni Gras coming into the match would be all that her and Sarah needed to take the momentum and win the match. And to their credit, things were going rather smoothly, too, as she hit Marko with her finish and it looked to be over! However, Marko quickly, and smartly, rolled out of the ring to recover. During this time, Marni Gras went to the corner to check on Sarah and plan strategy. However, in the blink of an eye, Marko rushed across the ring and rolled up Marni Gras! The count! 1-2-3!! That was it! The Pinnacle snuck their way into victory!!! After that, things got a little wild!! Marni was launched to the outside while Marko sprinted to the back. This left Jeff O’Dell and Nikki Lane in the ring with Sarah Summers. Jeff instructed Nikki to go after Sarah when suddenly…BILLY HILLS!!!! WHAT!?!?!?! Farmer Billy Hills, one of the bright spots of the Pinnacle’s roster, hit the ring. Billy and Sarah are a married couple, so there’s no doubt that this split between Sarah and The Pinnacle has been tough. Billy got into the ring and starred directly at Jeff O’Dell and Nikki Lane, who in turn backed out of the ring. At that point, Billy and Sarah hugged, kissed….THEN BILLY POWERSLAMMED HIS OWN WIFE!!! What a dastardly act!! Billy, while staring at Jeff O’Dell, throw up the sign of The Pinnacle to show his allegiance. Its very clear at this point who Billy is looking out for.
The third match of the night featured the in-ring debut of Otis Crowley as he joined his brother, Jacksyn Crowley, to face 2/3 of the Ace Age in JD Wilk and THE Cody Wilson. Many of us were shocked after Cody turned on Jacksyn to join the Ace Age. However, the Crowley’s exacted their revenge when Otis made his debut and destroyed Dexter Roswell. Come to think of it…we haven’t seen him since. Rest in Peace(Piece?) Dexter. The Crowley brothers are an intimidating duo, wearing kilts and entering the ring with pig masks on. However, when they hit the ring, they are lights out. The brothers work well together, albeit rather scary. Their opponents, Cody and JD, while they haven’t had much time to mesh with one another, were still very capable inside the ring. Both young stars are poised for big things in the wrestling business. Oh, before I get too far along, did I mention this match had a casket involved? Yeaaaaaaaah, see, the Crowley’s, in all their darkness, decided to make this match a friggin CASKET MATCH! Let me tell you, seeing two sinister, pig faced men wheeling a casket to the ring in a dark arena is a scary site. I’ll give a ton of credit to JD and Cody, though. They didn’t seemed to be all that affected by the casket. I’m sure it was in the back of their mind, though. How could you NOT be distracted by that? JD Wilk is one of the most talented rookies out there and THE Cody Wilson is, in my opinion, the most underrated wrestler on the CCW roster. The Crowley’s utilized a wide variety of tag moves to control the pace of the match early on, but much as we would have expected, Ace Hawkins made his presence felt in this one. Just when we thought that JD was getting ready to go into the casket, Ace ran down to ringside, closing the casket lid before the Crowley’s could take the win. This lead to Jacksyn going after Ace, leaving Otis in the ring for a 2-on-1, which JD and Cody took advantage of. At times, it seemed like JD and Cody were going to pull off the victory, but the Crowley’s would find a counter. Both teams came dangerously close to being closed in that casket. At one point, Otis had one lid closed and fought his way back out, nearly having the top half closed on him. It was a wonderful back and forth affair, with a “this is awesome” chant breaking out, and rightfully so. This was a GREAT match. In the end, the dark power that is Jacksyn and Otis Crowley proved too much, as they hit a beautiful double Spanish Fly and that was all that they needed. It was lights out for JD Wilk as he was dumped in the casket and a big win for the team of Jacksyn and Otis Crowley in their debut match together.
Coming back from intermission, we were expecting a 6 man tag match. However, Jason “The Fury” Vaughn was unable to make it to the show on Saturday, so GM Osby Tomlin and his partner Justin “The Juice” Smart, opted to take on KC’s Finest in a 3 on 2 handicap match. We’ve seen two members of KC’s Finest before, Aaron Clay and Phoenix, but this time they brought in a newcomer from the Northwest, Leo D’Auria. The People’s Prince was a great addition to the already fun KC’s Finest bunch, and you can tell that trio gets along very well inside and out of the ring. Early on, KC’s finest held control of the match. One of my favorite things that they do is a corner multi-tag where they’ll put their hand over their opponents chest, then each take turn throwing chops to tag in. Its a fun move! But, their momentum didn’t last long. Once Leo, Aaron and Phoenix all had their fun, The Juice turned things up and took over the match. Justin is another one of those guys on the CCW roster that I feel is underrated and its only a matter of time before we see just how good he is. We’ve seen glimpses of it and I think that any night, he’s poised to break out. Also, having the GM on your side can’t hurt! Speaking of the GM, he definitely sent a message to everyone on Saturday…don’t cross the boss. Now, Osby and Justin are two completely different wrestlers in the ring. Justin has a quickness and aerial flair to his style. Osby…he just punishes you! He’ll suplex you out of your boots, crush your core with thunderous knees and then lay you out with one of the most dominating lariats this side of Stan Hansen! For most of the rest of the match, Justin and Osby used quick (often blind) tags to keep themselves fresh and in control of KC’s finest. Toward the end, we saw KC’s finest, after a desperate hot tag, gain a bit of momentum as Leo launched over the top rope to Osby outside and a great 3 man powerbamb, a’la The Shield, on Justin. But, it just wasn’t enough. Justin finally hit a jaw breaking superkick on Leo followed by the meathook of a clothesline onto Leo as Osby covered for the tag. The only issue was….Osby wasn’t the legal man!! Rather than getting up and letting Justin legally cover Leo for the win, Osby FORCED official Lane Austin onto the ground to make the pin with threats of a firing hanging over Lane’s head. So THIS is how the GM is going to run things? Impressive match by Osby and Justin, but, really!? Maybe it was just a case of being in the moment. And maybe, just maybe, Osby is setting things up for himself even more with this. Whatever the case may be, Osby and Justin are a great, complimentary team that really are a force to be reckoned with.
We were treated to another great tag match following the 3 on 2, and this time it was for the gold!! After last month’s tag match fiasco, that saw Blaster and then partner Aaron Clay defeating the pair of Dell Tucker and Bradley Diggs, let’s just say that things got…interesting…for CCW. Lawsuits, legal actions, threats, you name it and it happened. Long story short, the CCW Tag Team Titles were vacated and we were set up with a triple threat tag match featuring the returning Sexy Blasters, The LA Hustlers and back once again by popular demand, Farmer and The Dell!! It was an all star cast and this one didn’t take long at all. Billy and Dell rushed the ring and began attacking the LA Hustlers. Sarge and Blaster waited in the corner until finally the Sexy Blasters joined in on the attack, eventually clearing the ring. This match had knockout, drag down brawl written all over it! All three of these teams have a history with one another over the course of this year. All three teams have held the gold at one point or another this year, and you knew that all three of the teams wanted it back. Billy and Dell held the advantage starting off against the Hustlers. Then, as what I can only think of as strategy, Dell tagged in Blaster and let him get to work. The Hustlers and Blaster have had quite the feud the past few months, and it didn’t slow any on Saturday. While Sexy Blasters and The LA Hustlers battled in the ring, Farmer and The Dell recovered and plotted on the outside. The tide of the match turned multiple times, with each team fighting harder and harder to stake their claim yet never truly able to claim a stronghold. Suddenly, in a moment of confusion to referee C-Lo Banks and the crowd itself, all 3 team members tagged in their partner. What do you do there!? YOU UNLEASH CHAOS!!! The fight spilled out of the ring to ringside, it happened in the ring, basically anywhere a fight could happen, it did happen!! Finally, Blaster had Dell Tucker cornered and it seemed as if things were about to right for the Sexy Blasters when Billy Hills came in. He manhandled Blaster long enough to set up the patented finish for Farmer and The Dell!! Dell launched from the ropes, Billy slammed Blaster and that was all she wrote!! Farmer and the Dell are once again your CCW Tag Team Champions!! And it didn’t stop from there. The entire Pinnacle spilled into the ring to cause chaos as only The Pinnacle can. Hollis, Matheus, Marko, Jeff, even Billy and Dell’s bag carrier hit the ring to attack!! Everyone and anyone that was in their way was laid out. Blaster, who was still out from the grand finale of the match, had a chair placed on his ankle and was viciously attacked in what had to have broken his leg! Then, the lights in the building went dark! We saw some images of barbwire, a mask, broken glass on the screen. We’d seen this before on a cryptic video, saying that “he was coming soon” and now we finally know…THE MONSTER ABYSS IS COMING TO CCW FOR HARDCORE HALLOWEEN!!! And not only that, but he specifically called out Matheus for a Monster’s Ball match!! MONSTER VERSUS MONSTER ON OCTOBER 21ST!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?!?! Wow what an announcement!!! After the lights came on, Matheus was livid of this discovery, but quickly, The Pinnacle was dispatched from the ring. The LA Hustlers and Sexy Sarge, after a brief stare-down, shook hands and helped the broken Blaster back to the locker room. I guess the enemy of my enemy is my friend is what happened in this situation. Either way, you know that the Hustlers and the Sexy Blasters will be back again after those belts.
The semi-main event featured the very first leather strap match in a brutal contest between Brandon Barbwire and the Viking Monster Matheus. These two have gone to war over the past few months, ever since Matheus debuted to attack Brandon at the Ashlynn McClure Memorial Show back in May. These two have had Last Man Standing Matches and now, the leather strap match. This wasn’t to see who could win, this was to see who could survive. As a fun, added stipulation to this match, Jeff O’Dell was going to be handcuffed to someone of Brandon Barbwire’s choosing. Many of us expected Psycho to come walking out at any moment, but in a pleasant surprise, Brandon Barbwire called Mikey McFinnegan to ringside to be the one that Jeff was attached to!! This was right up Mikey’s alley, as he was clearly ready to have fun at Jeff O’Dell’s expense. And they started off fast and furious with Brandon going toe to toe with the big man and mounting the offense early. That thick, leather strap that bound both competitors together came into play early and often, as both Brandon and Matheus used it to whip their opponent. It sounded like a shotgun at times! Talk about making us wince in pain. Matheus also took time to use the strap as a way to choke Brandon, trying to take him down and out early. But, one thing we know about Brandon Barbwire is that the man has exactly no ounce of quit in his body. Even against the toughest competition, he does not back down. Its quite an admirable quality. And a quality that willed him through this match with Matheus. Let’s be honest here, if you’ve never seen Matheus’ matches, just know that he is as much of a beast as I’ve ever said he was. He will punish you! Matheus introduced a chair into this match to add more destruction to things. As if we needed more!! These two men, no not just men on Saturday night, these two WARRIORS went back and forth, neither willing to give in to the other, nearly facing death, just to win the match. It seemed as if the match was designed for Matheus and it would land in his favor. But again, going back to that never quit spirit of Brandon Barbwire, we saw him with one last, valiant effort take the leather strap and wrap it around Matheus’ neck. I wasn’t sure if this would work, but Brandon cinched the leather strap, tighter and tighter. Matheus fought hard with all of his might, but in the end, Brandon was able to choke out the monster!!! Brandon Barbwire defeated Matheus!!! In quite a display, Brandon was finally able to lay waste to the monster and in one last act, laid into Matheus with a thunderous chair shot. As Jeff was being undone from his shackles with Mikey at ringside, the mischievous Mikey slid Jeff’s hands between his legs and handcuffed him together! It was quite a site to see! And quite an ending (maybe?) to one of the most physically punishing feuds in CCW!
Whew. All that and we STILL had the Main Event of the night. The former CCW Champion and Pinnacle member Hollis Giroux was out to reclaim his gold against the Best of the Best, the man with the gold, Austin Lane. In a story that had been nearly a year in the making, Austin Lane was finally able to claim the title last month at CCW Homecoming 2 in the first ever ladder match. This time around, the stakes were raised even further, as CCW signed a title rematch in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match. TLC has come to CCW for the first time ever!!! After an intense staredown between the two, things took off in a hurry with Austin quickly going for his package piledriver, which was reversed into a near Holliscaust! If that opening sequence was a sign of what to expect for the night, we were in for a treat. But, when you have Hollis Giroux and Austin Lane in the ring, you KNOW that sparks will fly. Austin started things off in his favor with a barrage of knee strikes that quickly staggered Hollis and sent him out to the ringside. Then, that’s where all the fun came into play. Both guys raided the bounty of supplies under the ring, which had a ladder, chairs, baking sheets, crutches, there was a table, I’m pretty sure I saw a dog and I can’t be for sure, but maybe a stack of bricks? It was a supply of weapons that would make a mobster smile with glee! And both guys used each and every single weapon that they got their hand on!! Austin quickly went for the crutches and got a few shots in until Hollis swung for the fences and connected to Austin’s head with a baking sheet. This started a back and forth trend with weapons that lasted for a long while. Austin tried to get things back into the ring, but Hollis caught him on the apron and ended up throwing Austin back into the ring. After a quick two count pin, Austin regained his composure and attempted to set up a ladder in the corner. He climbed up the turnbuckle with the ladder in tow, but didn’t account for what Hollis would do next! Hollis climbed the ladder up to the top turnbuckle and hit a beautiful belly to belly suplex, launching Austin into the middle of the ring! Hollis went for another quick pin, but Austin was able to escape at two once again. However, now, Hollis was clearly in control of the match. Hollis dropped the champ face first onto a metal folding chair with a drop toe hold and was attempting a legdrop for good measure when Austin moved out of the way, leaving Hollis to take the back of the chair right in the feel good zone! With Hollis now about half the man he used to be, Austin regained his balance long enough to climb to the top rope, only to be snatched out of the air and flung into a chair by Hollis. Things had taken quite the brutal turn in the match to the point that both competitors were beginning to show the effects of the physicality of the match. But Hollis made one mistake that you can’t afford to make against Austin Lane, and that’s to taunt him like things are too easy. Hollis, who had grabbed his trusty cigar from Jeff O’Dell at ringside, sat in a chair after attacking Austin and proceeded to mock him. That did not sit well with the champ, as he flashed the middle finger at Hollis, superkicked Hollis out of his chair, then went to hit his package piledriver on Hollis for the win!! But, it didn’t quite work out that way. Hollis was able to kick out, much to the surprise of everyone in the CCW Arena! Shortly after, Austin set Hollis up in two chairs, then climbed a ladder looking to end it. That wasn’t a wise decision as Hollis moved out of the way, sending Austin crashing through the chairs. Then came the table. For the second straight match, Big Nasty’s table made an appearance and if things went like they did last month, someone was going through it! Hollis and Austin jockeyed for position. At one point, Austin was wrapping up Hollis for a package pile driver, then Hollis was reversing it into a Holliscaust. Both men fought valiantly until finally, Austin gained the advantage and delivered a death valley driver from the top rope, sending Hollis through the table once again!!! That was it!!! 1-2-3 and Austin Lane has successfully defended his CCW Championship!!! It didn’t take long for the CCW faithful to find out who Austin would be facing next, as GM Osby Tomlin came out and announced that at Hardcore Halloween on October 21st, Austin Lane would be defending against FARMER BILLY HILLS!!!!! The crowd erupted at the announcement. To wrap things up, Austin celebrated with C Lo doing the worm in the ring and that’s how things wrapped up.
What a night!!! Austin and Hollis with yet another match of the night/match of the year caliber match, The Crowley’s and The Ace Age with a top tier match of the night, and storylines set in motion to carry things for the next couple months. Simply amazing. Its hard to top a night like that. And not only that, but we had TWO awesome nights in September to enjoy time together with one another. CCW Fan Fest was a smashing success, featuring Peroxwhy?Gen. It was so cool to see Jeff Hardy around. And, thanks to everyone who bought Lady Smits cupcakes!! They were delicious and we hope that you enjoyed them!
We would like to thank everyone for their great performances on Saturday night because, wow, you guys and gals turned things up and let it fly. It was an amazing night and I’m sure that everyone watching on Fite TV will enjoy these matches when they are aired. Don’t forget that CCW has two shows this month. The first will be on the 14th during Chaffee’s German Days, the Red Devil’s Revenge 2 and the second will be the Hardcore Halloween show in Sikeston at the Armory on the 21st, which features Abyss. We’ll put up flyers and matches soon. Be sure to check out our friends in the links section up there! Tune into the Pro Wrestling Unscripted show for the recap, or catch their CCW Live each Wednesday on Facebook live. It’ll be a short time and we’re back at it again!! So don’t forget to mark it on your calendars!! We’ll see you at the show!
Is it just me, or did it go from Friday afternoon to Monday in about an hour and a half? It sure seems like it to me! Maybe I’m finally starting to get old? NAH! Just feeling like it a bit today, I suppose, but that’s nothing a little coffee can’t fix! As we get into the new week, its time to take a second to pause and reflect on the monumental Cape Championship Wrestling card from Saturday night, CCW Homecoming 2!
CCW Homecoming 2 featured 9 amazing matches, which I believe is the highest match count to date on a CCW show, with each one telling a great story and holding huge ramifications across the company. Would The Pinnacle retain power? Would, after one year of chasing, Austin Lane FINALLY win the CCW title? Would the desperate actions of Billy Hills earn him a title? If you weren’t there, you truly missed a barn burner of a weekend! As a bit of a disclaimer, its highly possible that I may get a few matches out of order as I talk about them. Admittedly, and really unprofessionally, I’m running on very little sleep from the weekend. That’s what I get for not writing things down and trying to go off memory! But, I’ll get down to the nitty gritty as best as I can! So, come along and ride on a fantastic voyage!
The opener was the first ever Last Man Standing match, featuring the Viking Warrior Matheus, who donned the fearless warpaint, was joined by the ringleader of The Pinnacle, Jeff O’Dell, as he marched toward the ring for war. And war he got. Brandon Barbwire, the champion of the fans, the self proclaimed one true champ, hit the ring more than prepared for battle. And these two did not hold back. The bad blood has been brewing between these two ever since Matheus’ debut at the Ashlynn McClure Memorial show back in May. Since that moment, Matheus has placed a target firmly on the back of Brandon Barbwire and has no let any moment pass by where he couldn’t attack. This match went EVERYWHERE, both in and out of the ring. Brandon attacked the legs of Matheus in attempt to mobilize the big guy and keep him down for a 10 count. Matheus, ever the warrior, was able to mount his comeback and his own attack, targeting the back of Brandon many times. This fight had everyone in the arena on the edge of their seats throughout the whole match! Every time one man went down, they answered the 10 count. We even saw both Matheus and Brandon down simultaneously, both struggling to make it to their feet before 10. Back and forth the match went, neither foe able to gain any more traction than the other. As we all know, though, anytime you have a match involving The Pinnacle, you know that there’s a possibility for outside interference. Jeff O’Dell, the mastermind of the group, keenly watched things transpire when he finally interjected himself into the match. With the referee distracted, Jeff, with what looked like an old sock? covered Brandon’s face. Was there something on that? What just happened!? All I know is that one minute Brandon is trying to win a match and the next minute he’s down. As referee Kelly counted, we all sat there waiting for Brandon to get up one last time….but it never happened. As the final count of 10 came down and the bell rang, Brandon remained on the mat, struggling to regain his composure and whereabouts. Matheus, with the help of Jeff O’Dell, claimed victory in the first ever Last Man Standing match and took a very important edge over Brandon during this feud. We all know better, though, and Brandon won’t soon forget what happened, which will make his Pinnacle destruction plans even stronger.
Another Pinnacle member hit the ring next, as the Nephilim, D’Mone, came to the ring looking more ready than ever. His opponent was none other than Brandon “Espy” Espinosa, the former Missouri Wrestling Revival Missouri Champion, who was looking to get things back on track in CCW after falling short against Pinnacle members Billy Hills and Hollis Giroux in back to back shows. This time, he faced off against D’Mone, who is on a mission as of late. His goal is to get the big man, Kevin Lee Davidson, in the ring, one on one, and is out to show everyone that not only is he ready to take on the big monster, but he is more than capable. Would this oversight lead to a rough night for D’Mone? Well, in a show of extreme confidence, or hubris one, D’Mone grabbed the mic and said that Espy wasn’t who he wanted in the ring and that he had his eyes on KLD and that Espy had until the count of 10 to get on out of the ring and to the back. It was almost as if D’Mone was doing Espy a favor and giving him the night off. At one point, it seemed as if Espy was tempted to take up the offer to have a paid night off. Then, the fighting spirit in Espy came alive as he launched an attack on D’Mone. Espy came out of the gate on fire, showing D’Mone that taking him lightly would be a huge mistake. It seemed as if D’Mone let his words go too much, but he finally was able to regain his composure and mount a strong attack to keep Espy at bay. D’Mone took full control of the match at one point, hoisting Espy up into one of the most impressive reverse Gory Special’s I’ve seen in quite some time!! At one point, I thought he was about to drop Espy with a Vertebreaker, instead only showed his strength by doing a few squats. At this point, D’Mone had controlled the largest part of the match. Every time that Espy was able to hit an attack to slow things down, D’Mone would regain his composure and take the match back into his own hands. However, Espy, being the fighter that he is, never quit with his attack and finally, as the match seemed to be all but over, dug down for one last shot at ending it. As D’Mone was trying to finish things off from the corner after his impressive submission, Espy was able to reverse a superplex attempt off the top rope. From there, he was perched and knew what he had to do, the Frog Splash, that has won many matches for Espy over his impressive career. Espy hit the frog splash for the pin and that was it! Espy, with an unbelievable comeback victory over the impressive D’Mone!! What a GREAT match!
Following two great matches, we were set for six-man action, as The Ace That Runs The Place, Ace Hawkins, came out with his new cheering section of JD Wilk and Dexter Roswell. After forcing Dexter to cheer for him and recruiting JDW, Ace has pieced together a young, yet capable group over the past few months. Their opponents would be an eclectic mixture of talent, featuring the INKCredible Tatt2, the returning practitioner of midwest Strong Style, THE Cody Wilson, and the debut of the dark superstar, Jacksyn Crowley! We all know who Jacksyn Crowley is, but to see him in this way is still mind blowing. He’s darker, more sinister and is out for Ace Hawkins. It was clear early on that Ace wanted nothing to do with Jacksyn, as he tagged himself out when Jacksyn was getting into the ring. Due to that, Ace kept his distance and his cheering squad, JD Wilk and Dexter Roswell, were able to control the pace early on over Cody Wilson, who also has a beef to settle with Ace Hawkins. Last time we saw Cody in a CCW ring, he was getting attacked by Ace and was, coincidentally, saved by Syn. Tatt2 came in and was looking to push the tempo of the match more, using a wide array of athletic moves and his wild quickness. But, the extra man advantage played into the match rather heavily, as there were numerous extra man attacks coming from Ace and his crew. Finally, though, as it was inevitable, Jacksyn Crowley made his way into the match and the crowd exploded! He found his target, Ace Hawkins, and went right for him. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen Ace move quite THAT fast in my whole life!! Ace wanted nothing to do with Jacksyn, but ultimately, he could evade no longer. Things took a strange turn rather quickly, though, as things began to unravel in the ring and chaos began taking over. All six men were in and out of the ring when Cody Wilson ran over to the corner where Jacksyn finally cornered Ace. It looked like a two-on-one was imminent when Cody pulled out Jacksyn and began attacking him!! WHAT!?!?! WAS IT A RUSE ALL ALONG!?!?! It sure seemed that way! Cody Wilson has aligned with Ace Hawkins group! Suddenly, it turned into a 3-on-1 on Jacksyn, as Tatt2 was being held at bay at ring side. Then, mysteriously, the lights went out and a chant begin to play over the speakers. It was a rather chilling moment when suddenly, this pig headed figure appeared from the back, wearing nothing but a blood stained, white cloak. The ring cleared, save for Jacksyn and Dexter Roswell, who was met with a devastating underhook pile driver. Then, as mysteriously as he came, the cloaked, pig-headed person returned to the back. While we all took a moment to compose ourselves (and many of us get our mouths to close again) Jacksyn Crowley scooped up the seemingly lifeless Dexter Roswell and carried him to the back on his shoulders. Was this a sacrifice? What will happen to Dexter? WHO WAS THE PIG MAN!?! Wow. That was nuts!
After a shocking turn of events, we were heading into a match that was slated to have rather far-reaching implications. It was Justin “The Juice” Smart, who was accompanied by GM Osby Tomlin and Osby’s personal bodyguard, taking on Jason “The Fury” Vaughn. This match was set up following Jason’s victory last month over both Osby AND The Juice in a handicap tag match at the Anniversary show. Once the Fury won back his contract and his spot in the company, Osby came forth with a stipulation saying that there would be a match between The Juice and The Fury. If Justin Smart won, then Osby would take Jason on in his entourage and Jason would, basically, do whatever Osby wanted him to do. However, if Jason were to win this match, then Osby would step down as the GM of Cape Championship Wrestling. This had HUGE written all over it. Jason controlled things early on, but it seemed as if he was constantly concerned with Osby Tomlin, who was circling the ring throughout the court of the match. Every time Jason was in the corner, he was looking to find Osby. It took a little bit, but The Juice took firm control over the match. And when he did, he stayed on top. Every opportunity for Jason Vaughn to get back into the match, Justin Smart was able to notice and capitalize on it. It was a masterful job done on Justin’s behalf of controlling a match. It seemed as if Jason could never fully get going in the match once the initial flurry slowed down. Whether it was Osby’s influence from the outside getting into Jason’s head, or maybe Jason felt as if he didn’t need to prove anything else after defeating two men on the prior show, Jason was struggling to find his footing. Finally, after a match where Justin Smart was showing what he was capable in the ring, Jason made strides to get himself back into it. He avoided the chair being used on the outside and got Justin back in the ring, where it seemed like things would be turning the tide into his favor. Unfortunately for Jason, it was not to last. As Osby’s bodyguard distracted the referee, GM Osby Tomlin made the move to get into the ring and lay out Jason Vaughn with a thunderous clotheslines. That gave Justin the chance to take the pinfall opportunity. The ref finally turned back around to see Justin covering Jason and made the count. As the three count came down, Osby jumped back into the ring proclaiming that not only was Jason Vaughn now a part of his group and will be answering to all of his calls, but that he was NOT going anywhere. Osby, Justin and their bodyguard pulled Jason Vaughn out of the ring and in one last act of humiliation, forced him to crawl to the back. Things look rather bleak at the moment for Jason Vaughn as he assumes his role in Osby’s entourage!
Earlier in the night, we’d heard that there may be some changes regarding the tag-team title match at Homecoming 2. As it turns out, both Sexy Sarge and Lamonte were injured and unable to compete. At first, the idea was thrown around to have Blaster and Bradley go one on one with each other. Finally, they decided to allow the remaining members to choose their own tag partners. Blaster came out first and picked one half of KC’s Finest, Aaron Clay, to join him. Blaster came out with his game face..er…mask on and seemed bound and determined to get the belts back, while his partner, Aaron Clay, was getting the crowd behind them from the very start. Bradley and Lamonte came out, with Lamonte in his street clothes and a NICE sport coat, followed by their partner for the night…DELL TUCKER!!! Dell, who was previously not on the card, was called in as a late replacement, out on loan from The Pinnacle. I guess it was Clay Blasters vs The Dell-A Hustlers? Either way, it was an interesting match. It was apparent early on that Dell and the Hustlers weren’t on the same page, although they all agreed that they would work together to fight a common enemy. Would it work? Starting out, Bradley and Dell did seem to have a good connection with each other, tagging in and out and working together. They worked together to keep Blaster from entering the ring. To Aaron Clay’s credit, he withstood quite a beating before he was able to get over to tag Blaster. When he did, the place erupted in cheers for the big guy! As hard as Bradley and Dell tried, they couldn’t keep the big man out of the match for long! He burst into the ring, taking out everyone in site, in attempt to regain his prized tag team championship belt. Things began to unravel quickly for Dell and Bradley, though, as the match continued to move along. Dell and LaMonte even had words from the ring. Finally, it came to a head. Dell was going for a cover that seemed to be all they needed to win when Bradley pulled Dell off, claiming that wanted to be the one to take the pin since it was his title belt. Dell, visibly angered, got up and let Bradley take the pin. The match went on a bit further and the same situation happened again. Finally, it came to a heated end as Bradley pulled Dell out of a pinfall for the last time, in which Dell responded with a well placed, and very solid, super kick right to the jaw. Upon seeing this, Blaster managed to use the last bit of his strength to roll over and make the cover. The three count came down and just like that, we have new CCW Champions!
Coming back from intermission, we saw one of CCW’s most entertaining talents, Marko Stunt, lead to the ring by Pinnacle mastermind Jeff O’Dell. His opponent for the night was the newly single star, Mikey McFinnegan! While no stranger to the world of singles wrestling, for the past two years, we have seen Mikey as part of Roscoe Eat Lisa. Now that he has moved onto a different view of wrestling, Mikey has come back with authority. He’s got the training regimen stepped up, the diet in place and the bookings are stacking up. However, he had to first take on Marko Stunt, who has, in short time, found his way into the hearts of the CCW faithful. Although he may be small in size, he more than makes up for it with his quickness, agility and high risk moves. Early on, though, it was hard for Marko to find his footing, as the size of Mikey was too much for Marko to overcome. Mikey knocked Marko down, shoved him around and shoot, even had the time of his life! (That was a Dirty Dancing reference, and if you’ve seen the picture, you know what I mean by it) Eventually, Marko was able to, with a little help from Jeff O’Dell, use his quickness in his favor and began attacking Mikey’s hand. This quickly took Mikey down to his knees and slowed down his attack. With Mikey now focusing more on the pain in his hand, Marko stepped up his attack, which featured a flurry of kicks and flips. It seemed like Marko was wearing down the bigger Mikey and cruising on his way to take the match, when with one final push, Mikey launched forward with a brutal kick, sending Marko into the corner. This was the beginning of the end, as Mikey hoisted Marko up to the top rope, preparing for a superlex, when Jeff O’Dell stuck his nose into the match one more time. As Mikey began to suplex Marko, Jeff grabbed Marko’s ankles, which caused Mikey to fall to the mat. Once he realized he was still on the top turnbuckle, Marko regained his composure and hit his patented 450 Splash to seal the deal! Afterward, Mikey was still dazed and wondering what exactly just happened to him when he finally asked if we wanted to see him kick Jeff O’Dell’s ass. Duh. So he ran back to the back to work on fulfilling his end of the bargain!
The women of CCW took center stage in a grudge match of sorts, featuring the recently ousted Sweet Sarah Summers taking on her former friend and Pinnacle stablemate, Smokin Hot Nikki Lane. Per the norm, Jeff O’Dell was once again at ringside, ready to throw himself into the match if need be. And, from the looks of things, you could tell he may have to! These ladies wasted no time getting in each other’s faces. This has the potential to become a rather hard hitting feud, as the bad blood didn’t take very long at all to boil. Both women unleashed on one another, trying to gain the upper hand. Nikki tried her best to use her size advantage and bullying tactics to take down Sarah but it never seemed to work. Sarah arrived with a new approach, seemingly a renewed sense in the ring. Gone was the brash cockiness and now we were seeing a confident woman who was ready to stop at NOTHING in her quest for retribution toward the Pinnacle for ousting her last month. The two met face to face in the ring and after a few shoves, all hell seemed to break loose as they began unloading on each other. Throughout the match, you could see the anger glowing in Sarah’s eyes, fueling her motivation to get back at the Pinnacle. However, Nikki KNEW what her job was and that was to not only win the match, but to do so at all costs, for the sake of her group. And it seemed like she was well on her way to doing so when Sarah turned the tide of the match in a big way! That sent Jeff O’Dell over the edge. As Sarah had Nikki down on the match, Jeff climbed up onto the ring apron and distracted the referee. Ever the sly one, Jeff reached into his pocked and pulled out a chain! He tossed it into the ring to Nikki, all while still keeping the attention of the ref, while Nikki began hitting Sarah with the chain. However, Jeff wasn’t able to make sure the referee kept his eyes off the match as Kelly finally turned his attention to what was going on. Seeing as how the chain was rather shiny, it didn’t take long for Kelly to see what had happened and he quickly called for the bell to ring. Sarah Summers took the win, but you KNOW that this feud is far from over. Things will get nasty before this one is done.
The co-main event featured worldwide star and GFW Grand Champion Ethan Carter III, widely known as EC3, as he came to CCW to replace another GFW superstar, Moose. Moose was pulled out, but GFW felt that they would do something awesome for CCW since they needed Moose elsewhere, so they decided to let EC3 defend his Grand Championship. How awesome! The man he was up against was none other than Farmer Billy Hills, CCW’s resident loud mouthed, table flipping bad ass. In recent weeks, Billy began to adopt a different approach toward his championship opportunity, taking on the role of a man with nothing to lose, a desperate man who would not stop until gold was in his hand. These two didn’t even wait until the match for a confrontation! Billy, who always likes to enter through the front door of the Arena, went straight to the ring where EC3 was and unleashed a verbal attack. This set the stage early and the crowd was eager for this match by the time both men made it to the ring. Billy started off controlling things early, but his safety net, The Pinnacle, weren’t able to be by his side very long. Early on in the match, Dell Tucker reached in to trip up EC3. After being alerted of this, referee C-Lo made the decision to oust The Pinnacle members from ringside. Not only did he throw them out, but upon encouragement from EC3 and the CCW crowd, C-Lo did his famous worm, THEN threw them out! What a sight! From there, it was back to the business at hand. With EC3 helping usher Pinnacle members Dell Tucker and Matheus out, Billy tried to control the match by sneaking up from behind. It worked for just a bit, but then EC3 quickly took over. From there, EC3 took Billy on a tour around the ring, slamming Billy’s head onto the ring and chopping him at every chance he could. EC3 was firmly in control and looking like he was going to end the match early, but his confidence was a bit too high, as Billy managed to thwart EC3’s attempt at a Samoan Drop. That quickly changed the pace of the match in Billy’s favor, slowing things down so he could take his time picking apart EC3. Billy wasted no time throwing elbows, headbutts and using chokes, but he let himself get a little too cocky. He reached for a bottle of water and spit it in EC3’s face, but all that did was wake up the champ and fire him up more! After spitting water back in Billy’s face, EC3 was alive and ready to go. After surviving a senton drop, EC3 finally managed to turn the tide and get the big man off of his feet. Billy was down but far from out, as his “I’ve got nothing to lose” attitude was driving him throughout the fight. This match was anyone’s at this point! EC3 attempted his patented One Percenter headlock driver, but Billy countered it! However, in the counter, it looked as if maybe EC3 was able to throw a reversal of some sort, as Billy immediately curled up hurt. Seeing this opportunity, EC3 was able to get Billy up into a Samoan Drop and then in succession, hit his final move, the One Percenter, and that was all she wrote!! As EC3 celebrated, we saw that Billy was still in the ring, appearing to clutch his side. Finally, Pinnacle members came out from the back to help the big guy to the back. Billy was having trouble walking as he was in so much pain, but he gave 125% in that match. We’ll have more about Billy in just a bit.
The final match of the night was one of the most anticipated matches in Cape Championship Wrestling history for multiple reasons. First off, it was for the CCW Heavyweight championship, held by Pinnacle member Hollis Giroux. Secondly, it marked the one year anniversary of Austin Lane, who exploded onto the CCW scene last year with a remarkable performance against international phenom, Ricochet. And last, it was the first ever ladder match held in CCW. With all that, you KNOW that things were going to be intense. Since stepping foot in the CCW ring a year ago, Austin Lane has firmly put himself into the title hunt, with great matches against Brandon Barbwire, Marko Stunt, Hollis Giroux and Dell Tucker. Every match with Austin has a main event feel and he truly lives up to his nickname “The Best of the Best.” Would Saturday finally be the time for him to claim the title? Standing in his way is Hollis Giroux, who we first saw at the inaugural CCW show in July of 2016. Since then, Hollis has grown before our eyes, every month improving and developing his skills to the point that he was able to capture the CCW Heavyweight Title back in April at the Super Show. These two have had great matches, and with the stipulation of a ladder thrown in, we expected nothing but fireworks. Before the match started, the crew wheeled out this large box that looked like a giant Jack in the Box. However, when it got to ringside, Austin began unloading chairs. He was going to make this one interesting, and it probably doesn’t help to have extra weapons at your disposal when you go up against The Pinnacle. This one wasted no time becoming physical, as the fight quickly spilled outside of the ring and a ladder became involved. Hollis was able to use his strength early on to muscle Austin around on the outside, then began attacking Austin with the ladder. One thing you can never do, at any point in time, is count out Austin Lane. Even in the face of the most extreme adversity, Austin has the ability to reach deep down and shift gears, so to speak, to keep himself in a match. We’ve seen it many times and we saw it in this match, too. Back and forth they went as Hollis began attacking the leg of Austin. If you go back last month to the match with Austin and Dell, Austin hurt his ankle during the match, yet finished it to secure his number on spot. Don’t think that Hollis didn’t notice that, as he began going for that leg early and often which left Austin noticeably limping. Hollis attacked the leg with a ladder at multiple points as well. Every time Hollis pushed, Austin pushed back. If Hollis used the ladder to his advantage to inflict pain, then Austin was firing right back. With each thunderous clap from the ladder, you could see each the pain on their faces. And then the chairs came into play!! It was madness!!! As the match went on, neither competitor could gain any traction and they were both trying to climb the ladder for the title. Finally, Hollis noticed a table set up outside and brought it into the ring! This has turned into a TLC match! He set it up hoping to throw Austin through, but Austin was having none of it. Both men continued to vie for the belt that was suspended above the ring when Austin delivered a thunderous shot to the head of Hollis, sending Hollis off the ladder and through the table! Austin had his shot! But it was short lived, as suddenly from the back appeared the monster Matheus! He was out to save his Pinnacle member!! He ripped Austin from the ladder into a devastating Choke Bomb. Surely that was it! As Matheus was tossed out of the ring, it seemed as if Hollis would be able to get his belt and take the win once again. But….do you remember that box? It didn’t have JUST chairs inside of it. BRANDON BARBWIRE WAS IN THE BOX!!! BRANDON WAS IN THE BOX THE WHOLE TIME!!! He jumped up, grabbed a chair, and attacked Matheus. Then, he laid out Hollis!! Austin had a clear lane to the title. Austin, who was finally coming to, saw what was ahead of him! He pulled himself up to his feet and climbed the ladder!! Hollis was back on his feet, too!! They scrambled to the top!! AUSTIN GOT THE BELT!! AUSTIN GOT THE BELT!!! AUSTIN LANE IS THE NEW CAPE CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!! After one long year of going for it, Austin Lane has finally claimed the gold that he has been chasing!!! As Brandon Barbwire left ringside, he looked at Austin and told him to not forget about him, as Brandon still wants to get that gold back in his hands.
WOW!!! I was left speechless at the end of the night!!! What a great night of action. Nine amazing matches, each one telling a great story. We can’t be happier for Austin Lane. We’ve seen him put on match of the year matches every card out this year so far and this was no different. Austin Lane is a man on another level and he has captivated us once again with his amazing abilities. But, with a target firmly on his back, the Pinnacle wanting their rematch and Brandon waiting in the wings, Austin will have to use those abilities to defend his title. I think he’s up to it. Enjoy your reign up top, Austin. You truly deserve it!
I also want to give a few updates on Farmer Billy Hills. He did have to take a trip to the Emergency Room after his match, fearing broken ribs and a possible punctured lung. A large majority of the CCW roster, as well as CCW management, came out to check on him and ultimately, Billy was released. Thankfully, there were no breaks or punctures and that he suffered from a severe bruise to his ribs. In a situation that could have been MUCH worse, thankfully things worked out alright and he’ll just be sore for a little bit. It was a scary situation to see happen, so we’re just dang happy that our big buddy is going to be ok and back in action soon.
Which, that leads us to the next show, which will be Best of the Best 2! Here’s what is on tap as of this writing:
TLC @ CCW
CCW CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
“Leather Strap Match”
Matheus w Jeff O’Dell
“THE” Ace Hawkins
Grudge Tag Match
JackSyn & Otis
Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 1st, at 6PM over at CapeWrestling.com. Be sure to check that out. Also, there are talks of a CCW Fan Fest on Friday, September 29th! Details are minimal at the moment with more to come, but it sounds like it will be a GREAT opportunity for fans to come out and get a chance to meet up with their favorite CCW stars! I’ll post more details on that as they come out, as well as any other additions or changes that may occur! Sure looks like we’re in store for yet another quality CCW show as we have been accustom to seeing!
Once again, a huge shout out goes out to all the men and women who gave it their all in the ring. Thanks for the CCW management for providing us with a great show. Also, thanks for the Podzilla 1985 crew for their Pro Wrestling Unscripted shows as well as for providing commentary on Fite TV episodes of CCW Chaos AND be ready for their new Facebook live broadcast show, CCW Live, coming tomorrow, I believe.
Speaking of Facebook live videos, we’re going to work on incorporating our own Facebook Live CCW show reviews to go along with the blogs! That may make things a little less wordy on the blog end, but also provide some more content and interaction with everyone! Keep a look out for more announcements on that.
Whew. That’s a lot to talk about but TOTALLY worth it! CCW is the best show going right now, by and large, and its only going to get better! Trust me on this! So get those tickets on Friday and keep an eye here for any more information! Take care!
Hey all!! Long time no talk!! Things have been slow here, mostly because of the fact that I took a little mini-vacation! That sorta thing doesn’t happen too often, so when I do get the chance to get away for a bit, I tend to drop off the grid for a while. Not to say that I don’t love y’all. I do. But, sometimes, we all need that little bit of me time. That break is over, though, and we’re getting back into the swing of things and with that, I just noticed that Cape Championship Wrestling has posted the new flyer for the upcoming Homecoming 2 show! Check it out!
Mandy Kennedy has provided some great photos and I believe that Brian over at Big Skink Tales, has put out another great flyer! There is a lot of hype surrounding this card and with great reason. First off, its been one year since the Best of the Best, Austin Lane, debuted in CCW and coming up at the Homecoming 2 card, he gets a title shot in the first EVER CCW ladder match! That’s just huge! Let’s take a look at the card!
LADDER MATCH FOR THE CCW CHAMPIONSHIP
Hollis Giroux W Jeff O’Dell
THE LAST MAN STANDING MATCH
CCW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The LA Hustlers
Brandon “Espy” Espinosa
Jaxsyn Crowley & Cody Wilson & Tatt2
Ace Hawkins & Dexter Roswell & JD Wilks
GM Position v Jason’s Services
Justin Smart vs Jason Vaughn
“Farmer” Billy Hills
GFW Grand Champion EC3
“Smoking Hot” Nikki Lane
Yeah, you read that right!! NINE FRIGGIN MATCHES!!! HOLY CRAP!!! Jason Wells, the COO/head booker of CCW, did a brief Facebook live prior to recording with Podzilla 1985 last week saying that normally he doesn’t like to go over 8 matches, but with Mikey striking out on his own (R.I.P. Roscoe Eat Lisa, we’ll miss you dearly) and wanting to get on the card, he had to slide him in. And against a GREAT competitor in the small yet feisty Marko. This will be a great match for the CCW faithful to see what Mikey has in terms of being a singles star, which I have seen in action a few times myself, so I know that we’ll all be in for a treat as far as that goes. And to Marko’s credit, you know that anytime he steps in the ring, there’s a chance for some electricity. This match will be one you do NOT want to sleep on and is an early darkhorse candidate for Match of the Night.
Sarah Summers will find herself in a different position on the 26th as she will be a fan favorite for the first time in CCW. Sarah has been aligned with The Pinnacle since day one and now, due to being ousted by Nikki Lane and Jeff O’Dell, Sarah finds herself added to the list of people who want to destroy The Pinnacle. We all know, though, that is no easy task. Not only is Nikki Lane one of the top women’s wrestlers in the area, she also has strength of numbers behind her. In any Pinnacle match, there’s always the chance that not only will Jeff O’Dell put himself into the match in some way, but one of the other of the Pinnacle members could show up and interfere. With the crowd behind her, expect Sarah to turn things up a notch into an area that we haven’t seen before. This should be a fun match and go a long way, too, in the Women’s Championship hunt.
Jason “The Fury” Vaughn, who last month won his roster spot back after a two-on-one handicap match with Justin “The Juice” Smart and General Manager Osby Tomlin, returns in a rematch with Justin Smart that features an interesting set of stipulations. Did you think that Osby Tomlin would be able to stay out of this feud after losing the match last month? Please. Osby has set the stipulations for this match, making it quite possibly even more high stakes than before. If Justin Smart wins the match, then Osby Tomlin will get the services of Jason Vaughn to do in any way he pleases. I could see Jason fetching coffee, shining wrestling boots, washing gear, maybe even walking dogs. And that’s just the tip of that iceberg! There’s no telling what sort of dark place that Osby could go with his demands of Jason. However, should Jason Vaughn come out of that match as the victor, then Osby Tomlin has said that he will step down as the GM of CCW!!! There’s a chance that we could very well see the last of Osby Tomlin on the 26th! This match has a LOT riding on it, so you can expect it to not only be hard hitting, but, quite possibly featuring an appearance by the GM in some way, shape, or form.
Speaking of matches with a lot riding on them, the Sexy Blasters reunite once again in a tag title rematch against the CCW Tag Team Champions, the LA Hustlers. If you were keeping up with the Hustlers going into last month’s match at the Anniversary show, you saw how confident and focused they were about getting the tag titles and they did just that! Granted, they DID have a well placed chain in a shoe. Nobody ever said that the Hustlers play by the rules. They’re a ruthless pair, but Bradley and Lamonte mean business in that ring and will do whatever it takes to get the gold and win a match, something they’re not shy about saying. But, the LA Hustlers are squaring off against arguably two of the most popular wrestlers on the CCW roster, Blaster and Sexy Sarge O’Riley. There’s no denying the massive wave of popularity that propels these two in each match. The crowd is 100% behind them every time out and it shows in how they are able to control things. Last month could be considered a fluke by some, but I don’t want to discredit the LA Hustlers, as they are a tough team who work together better than most out there. You do have to wonder how they can change up their game in this defense, though. Either way, expect this one to be a hard fought match.
Things have been a little rocky for Brandon “Espy” Espinosa these past few weeks. He lost his CCW Heavyweight Title match against Hollis Giroux, then lost his MWR Missouri Championship to Ace Hawkins, and followed that by losing his match to Billy Hills. Needless to say, Espy could use a win with his run as of late. It won’t come easy at all, though, as Espy steps into the ring with one of the toughest in CCW, D’Mone. If you go back a bit, you’ll remember D’Mone was a part of the tag team with Billy Hills in a match against Blaster and KLD. Even though D’Mone did put the big guy on his ass in the match, they were still unable to secure the titles. Even though he wasn’t on the card last month, he did make his appearance in the match with Billy Hills and Espy to aid in helping his Pinnacle teammates attack Espy. All that has set up what I think will be an outstanding match.
Ace Hawkins has been on quite the run as of late. Not only has he regained the Missouri Championship Title, but he’s also forming himself a nice following in CCW. I mean, if you can’t get the fans to cheer, find people that you can make cheer, right? Dexter Roswell was his first follower, after Ace humiliated him in June at Inferno. Last month, Dexter made his way to ringside and handed a letter to young upstart, JD Wilk, which ended with JD following Dexter to the back. It seems now that the Cheering Section is growing by the show. The cheering could come to an end, as Syn, er, the man formerly known as Syn, now known as Jacksyn Crowley, will try his best to get retribution from an attack by Ace in June. Ace attacked Jacksyn following a match with Justin Smart, which left Jacksyn out and headed to the hospital. However, Jacksyn made his presence felt at the Anniversary show, giving us a glimpse of what to expect in the very near future. To aid him, Jacksyn has recruited the always exciting, the InkCredible Tattoo as well as the returning THE Cody Wilson. This will be a great chance for Cody to get back at Ace, which has been a bit of the impetus of this feud. Jacksyn saved Cody from a further beating by Ace back at the Ashlynn McClure Memorial show. To repay the favor, Cody is siding with Jacksyn in this big six man tag match. Will Ace add another to his cheering squad? Or will Jacksyn be able to get others to see what Ace is up to?
Billy Hills is a desperate man. Or so he says. One thing that is VERY much for sure is that going into this match, Billy Hills has absolutely nothing to lose. Originally slated to square off against Moose, Billy now has a new opponent and it could be trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble. That’s right. Global Force Wrestling’s Grand Champion, Ethan Carter III, aka EC3, has been tagged as the replacement in this match and will be putting his GFW Grand Championship on the line! Look for a side of Billy Hills that we’ve yet to see so far in CCW. Going into it with the mindset of having nothing to lose could be a fairly dangerous situation for EC3, as Billy is one of the toughest around. I don’t know that we’ve seen a completely unleashed Billy Hills yet, so this is going to be a treat for us in what could truly be a career changing moment for Billy. Will The Pinnacle factor into things? I have to think so. EC3 is no slouch. Sure, he got his start in TNA/Impact years ago thanks to his last name, but his pedigree is strong. Sure, he’s sarcastic and cocky, but his in ring work speaks for itself as he’s defeated a who’s who among wrestling’s elite, including Matt Hardy and Kurt Angle. If you’re looking for a match that could blow the roof off the place, this one is likely to be it. Is it just me, or are we seeing a different side of Billy here lately? Guess we’ll see if more of that comes out!
Brandon Barbwire has been set on destroy since he was ousted by The Pinnacle back in April at the Super Show. And now, he’s yet again going face to face with his biggest challenge, figuratively and literally, Matheus. Matheus has been unrelenting in going after Brandon Barbwire since his big debut at the Ashlynn McClure Memorial show in May. These two have locked on to each other and neither look like they’ll back down until the other is defeated and left in a pile on the mat. So far, they’ve fought to a draw back at inferno and last month, they were part of the big tag team main event featuring Matheus, Hollis Giroux, Brandon and Bad Ass Billy Gunn. So by now, they’re definitely no strangers to one another. This could be the biggest feud in CCW right now and one that has the potential to go for a long time. Neither guy knows how to quit. And for every strength that one has, the other has their own counter ability. Matheus is just a beast of a man, as we have seen. The mad Viking warrior has size, quickness and strength working in his favor. But one thing that makes Brandon Barbwire stand out above anyone he’s faced is his resiliency. No matter who or what comes at him, he does not back down. Sure, he took the easy way out before when he was the crown jewel of The Pinnacle. Some things weren’t always on the up and up, but even through that, Brandon is a fighter and that has been what we have come to love about the man. I don’t feel that we’ve even began to see what is in store between these two, but I’m excited to be along for the ride.
The main event of Homecoming 2 will have a familiar feel to it. It was one year ago that The Best of the Best, Austin Lane made his CCW debut, taking on the international high flying phenom, Ricochet. I, like so many other, came in expecting to see Austin Lane be all hype and no substance, but left a huge fan of the man. And now that we’ve all had the chance to see him for a year, we’ve had even more of a chance to be wowed many times over. Austin Lane has earned his spot as the #1 contender once again. Across the ring from him this time will be Hollis Giroux, the reigning CCW champion and the new crown jewel of The Pinnacle. Jeff O’Dell has done a great job of putting his man in the right spot at the right time. However, this time around things will be completely different. For the first time EVER, the CCW Heavyweight Title will be decide in a ladder match! Many times I’ve stated that Austin Lane should be the CCW Champion. I thought this after his match last year with Ricochet, I thought that when he became #1 contender against Brandon, twice, and I still feel the same way. And this isn’t being said to discredit Hollis Giroux at all. I’ve said it many times that the progression of Hollis Giroux, right in front of our eyes nonetheless, has been spectacular to watch. He has found his footing and improved leaps and bounds from where he was when we saw him a year ago. He earned that title! And he’s a great champion in terms of his image. But, to say that Hollis is on Austin’s level is a stretch. Austin truly is the best of the best, whether he’s in the ring, on the mic or anywhere in between. This will be a hard fought match for both competitors. We have to wonder a few things as well. How involved will The Pinnacle be, especially with Jeff O’Dell wanting to keep the title in his camp? Will Psycho be there? If not, would anyone come out to even the numbers game in Austin’s favor? There are plenty of questions going into the card. Thankfully, we’re less than two week away!
I know that I sound like a broken record when I say that this CCW show will be one that you don’t want to miss. I’ve been saying it for well over a year now. I mean it 100% and will continue to mean it 100% every time that I say it! The action right now is at a fever pitch! From the top to the bottom of the card, everyone involved has something big at stake! So, be sure to scroll back up and hit the links, get your tickets, and get ready to do some cheering!!! Things are about to get crazy!
Well, its now official, we can put the final punctuation mark on the first year for Cape Championship Wrestling. And what an unbelievably remarkable year it has been. In just ONE year, Cape Championship Wrestling has taken the wrestling world by storm, not only in Southeast Missouri and the surrounding areas, but on a much larger level just the same. CCW has booked some top tier talent in their short time, including a small who’s who of independent wrestling, featuring Ricochet, Jeff Cobb, Joey Ryan, Colt Cabana, Broken Matt Hardy, Kyle O’Reilly, Crazzy Steve, and most recently, the one and only Bad Ass Billy Gunn!! As a side note to that, the inner teenage in me exploded with excitement so much after hearing he was coming to Cape, which was announced at the Inferno show last month. I’ve long been a D-Generation X fan, I may or may not have gotten in trouble in school for telling people to suck it, so this was a way of helping things in my life come full circle, in a sense. However, even though I was pumped for Billy Gunn, I was even more amped up to see what would transpire in the ring with our regular CCW roster members, as their stories would continue to unfold in front of us.
One more time, here is the beautiful flyer for the Anniversary Show. Take it in, man!
The opening match was supposed to be a title match for the Missouri State Championship between Brandon “Espy” Espinosa and Farmer Billy Hills. However, last weekend in St. Louis, Espy lost the title to the one and only self cheering section, Ace Hawkins. But, the Farmer/Espy match had plenty of bad blood behind it, as it was Farmer who cost Espy the match, and the CCW Title at Inferno last month. Espy was set on taking his shot at the big guy and making an example out of him for what he did. However, as we’ve come to see on a regular basis, the Pinnacle rarely plays by the rules and tends to use their strength in numbers to their advantage. And they did just that, as Jeff O’Dell, Dell Tucker and Matheus made their presence felt, unleashing an attack on Espy at the onset of the match, severely hindering him from the start. And it looked like Billy was going to be able to kick into cruise control until we all realized that Espy doesn’t know the meaning of the word quit. And he came firing back with some very stiff shots of his own. Espy is one of those wrestlers who has multiple gears and you can never count him out until he is down for the three count, which often times can take a LOT to get him there. These two battled each other so fiercely that we were sure that the only way this match would end would be in a TKO. Billy has impressive striking that helped match him well with Espy. We thought it was over at one point when Espy hoisted Billy on his shoulders, on the top rope mind you, into a rolling fireman’s carry/death valley driver sort of move! What impact! That didn’t end it, though, as one last member of The Pinnacle, D’Mone, who wasn’t even scheduled to be on the show, came out to ringside for one more distraction and an attempt at taking Espy down. Espy dispatched him with a super kick, but it was enough of a distraction for Billy, who capitalized on the moment, rolling Espy into a pin and taking the 1-2-3 victory in what many considered to be an upset! It just furthers the feud that’s raging between, well, The Pinnacle and everyone who isn’t, but its a huge victory for Billy Hills as he’s embarking on more of a solo run.
Up next, the CCW Tag Team Titles were on the line as the Sexy Blasters, Sexy Sarge O’Riley and The Man, The Myth, THE BLASTER took on two of the cockiest yet most self-assured men, Bradley and Lamonte, the L.A. Hustlers. For the last month, the L.A. Hustlers have been guaranteeing victory in this, saying that they only come for gold and now that they are making CCW a regular home for themselves, they were turning up the intensity. In fact, we’ve seen them share pictures and videos of them in the gym working out and getting their heads in the game to take the belts. As we all know, you can talk a lot but its the in ring actions that back it up and we know what Sarge and Blaster bring to the table. Sarge is one of the most experienced and loved talents on the CCW roster and anytime you’re paired up with a man as popular as Blaster, you have that “third man” with you when the crowd gets in your corner. And believe me, the crowd wasn’t getting in the L.A. Hustlers corner! It was a hotly contested match as the Sexy Blasters took the opening momentum and managed to keep the Hustlers from creating any offense. After an early Blastoff Clothesline in the corner, it seemed as if the Sexy Blasters were going to run right through the Hustlers en route to another successful defense. That wasn’t the case, as any tag team can tell you, experience together goes a long way. We saw that with the L.A. Hustlers once again on Saturday night, as not only did they use their years of teaming to their advantage, but also their ability to bend the rules in their favor. Multiple times, referee C-Lo was tending to one corner of the ring, allowing for the Hustlers to blindly tag in and out without being noticed. These sneaky and underhanded tactics kept the Hustlers fresh all the while the Sexy Blasters struggled to tag. Suddenly, big bad Brad was knocked off the apron by his own partner LaMonte as Sarge ducked out of the way of a clothesline. This allowed for the hot tag to Blaster! It seemed destined to be all over, but, little did we know that while he was on the outside, Bradley was loading up his shoe with a chain. He came back in with two thunderous kicks, one connecting squarely to the side of the face of Blaster! The champ was down! Hustlers with the pin, the 1-2-3, and just like that, CCW had new Tag Team Champions! Just as they had predicted, the L.A. Hustlers have claimed the gold! On their way out, Bradley proudly swung his chain around, as if it was his way of saying “I don’t care how we did it, but we got what we came for!” and that’s exactly what happened. Just like Jesse “The Body” Ventura said, “Win if you can, lose if you must, but ALWAYS cheat.” I think we see that being true with the Hustlers. After the match, the Sexy Blasters were treated to a large ovation of thanks as they exited the ring. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of them, though.
Moving along, we had another tag match, featuring Ace Hawkins and his own personal cheering squad, Dexter Roswell, hit the ring as they prepared to square off against Roscoe Eat Lisa, one of the best tag teams on the independent circuit! Ace came out to his usual chorus of boos as it was apparent that he just wasn’t getting that many people to cheer for him. Dexter carried a sign, as he usually does, with “The Proclamation of Acclimation” on it, in hopes that he could get some attention for their team. I don’t believe it worked, Dex. Roscoe Eat Lisa, on the other hand, hit the ring to a HUGE ovation of appreciation (see, I can rhyme, too) from the CCW faithful, with a thunderous “Bark Bark” chant erupting, much to their delight. And then, the match got started in a furry, as the teams brawled to the outside. At one point, Mikey unbuttoned Dexter’s dress shirt and unleashed two devastating chops to the chest, which left Dexter’s chest immediately red. From there, Mikey and Zakk traded off on kicking Dexter and Ace, who were set up in chairs in the corner of the barricades, at one point, toppling a barricade just down from where we were sitting! It was pandemonium! Roscoe Eat Lisa used their tag expertise to control the match with quick tags until Ace, with his usual array of sneaky attacks, put that to a quick halt. At one point, Ace connected on a huge kick that immediately left Zakk with a black eye. Ace and Dexter kept the match in their corner of the ring, controlling the pace at that point, even seeing Ace with his patented Dab Attacks. However, Ace got a little too excited to Dab and missed a high flying attack that helped turn the tide back to Roscoe Eat Lisa’s favor. Then, music began to ring out and a man appeared from the back wearing a rather dressy attire. Syn!? It was Syn!!! If you remember at the Chaos show, Ace attacked Syn in retaliation from the Ashlynn McClure Memorial show in May, sending Syn out indefinitely. We were told that Syn would be out for a while, but, it looks like he’s back, in a new form and clearly has his sites set on Ace Hawkins! All the while we were watching Syn come out, Roscoe Eat Lisa hit their finisher, got the 1-2-3 and took home the win! What a great match!
As we gathered our emotions from one tag match, we went right into another one, this of the mixed gender variety. The Pinnacle members Nikki Lane and the birthday boy, Marko Stunt, accompanied by Sarah Summers and Jeff O’Dell, teamed together to take on CCW Women’s Champion, Marni Gras, and the Inkcredible Tatt2, in what was definitely a match to ignite the crowd. After both teams made their way down to the ring, Marni Gras grabbed the mic, saying that she had a surprise for us, since it was the One Year Anniversary show. A familiar tune played and all of a sudden, out walked DIAMOND DOLL!! DIAMOND DOLL IS BACK!!! After being out of action for nearly a year, Diamond Doll returned to CCW to a very welcoming and thunderous ovation. THIS definitely put the momentum in favor of Marni Gras and Tatt2, even though they were going up against The Pinnacle. In an attempt to squash that prior to the match, Jeff O’Dell tried to get the crowd to chip in on Marko’s birthday by passing the box around. I think I put a sticker in there. So…I hope you enjoyed. It came from the heart. This was a fast paced match from the word go, as Tatt2 and Marko went at each other, featuring a flurry of quick roll up pins by Tatt2 before Marko could even take his shirt off to get ready. Tatt2 held a huge advantage over the diminutive warrior Marko until Marko was able to tag in Nikki Lane. Nikki is a very strong woman and she was able to slow down Tatt2’s attack with a series of deep armbars and swing momentum her way for a brief moment. That is, until Marni Gras hit the ring and hit that ring she did! She came with a flying furry of attacks at Nikki Lane, even warding off a double team attempt from the Pinnacle members. But, the Pinnacle, as they always manage to do, fought back with a few of their own little tricks, most notably some outside help from Sweet Sarah Summers. The match went back and forth, even spilling out of the ring at one point! It looked over at that point, as Nikki Lane hit her famed Princess Plex on Marni Gras in the middle of the ring! The only issue was that Marni was NOT the legal person in the match! Ultimately, order was restored and Nikki hit another Princess Plex on the then-legal Marni Gras, only for Marni to dig deep and find a way to kick out at two! Nikki signaled for the end and began to climb on top when suddenly, Sarah Summers tried to enter the ring. This caused Nikki to lose her balance, crashing down to the mat. While Nikki and Sarah began to argue, this gave Marni Gras enough time to regain her composure, hit her finisher and wrap up the match with the 1-2-3! After this, Sarah and Nikki continued to argue while Jeff O’Dell struggled to separate them. As they argued, Jeff seemed to finally give up and gave the signal for Nikki to attack Sarah!! Sarah was ousted from The Pinnacle!! After the attack, Jeff and Nikki left the ring while Sarah remained, receiving a HUGE ovation from the crowd! It looks like The Pinnacle has one more person targeting them, and I believe that Sarah and Nikki will be a BITTER feud!
That ended the first half, so I had a chance to walk around and talk to a few folks. Mrs. Smitty made her famous cupcakes, so she was busy making sure that everyone was taken care of in that regard. We had two GREAT friends of ours down from Iowa, so they got some bbq nachos and I went to talk to a few of the guys. I managed to make it over to the table where D’Mone was sitting. I offered my hand out for a shake and a way to patch things up over our differences. He shook my hand and said that things were cool. So that made me feel better. I then, inadvertently, photo-bombed a picture with Sarge and one of his young fans. Oops! I had a chance to talk to Kyle and Darryl at Sigs From The Bigs, but only for a brief moment. I always enjoy talking to them. Same for Patrick at F&M and J from Spooky’s Customs and Collectibles.
After a quick break, we were back and the first match of the second half of the card featured the highly anticipated in-ring return of CCW General Manager, Osby Tomlin! If you go back a year ago, Osby Tomlin, who was set to be a part of the inaugural CCW Championship Tournament, was forced to retire due to a serious neck injury. However, Osby, after over a year off from the ring, decided to come out of retirement to face Jason “The Fury” Vaughn. As you know, this feud has been boiling since earlier this year, after Osby fired Jason from CCW. Jason has since made it his goal to get back into that CCW ring and on Saturday, he finally had his chance to get his roster spot back. To do so, he had to take on not only Osby, but also Justin “The Juice” Smart, who made his in ring debut at last month’s Inferno show. Joining the GM and The Juice at ringside was Jason’s former protege, the young high flyer, JD Wilk. This match had high stakes, and it showed, as Jason came out of the gate on fire, tossing The Juice around like a ragdoll. That all changed once Osby hit the ring. The momentum took a hard turn into the GM’s favor as he unleashed a ferocious bevvy of attacks onto Jason. You could tell that the past year of being away from the ring was being released with every forearm, knee and suplex that Osby delivered. There was a moment where The Fury was regaining control of the match when something interesting happened on the outside. Dexter Roswell came up to JD Wilk at ringside and delivered a note. JD read it, smiled, then walked away from the match! Is Ace’s cheering section growing? Time will tell! Back in the ring, though, Osby was using his “GM’s advantage” to distract referee Lane Austin from the attack that The Juice was delivering to Jason on the outside. This lasted for quite some time, quickly draining The Fury of energy. The action returned to the ring, where The Juice and Osby took turns dismantling The Fury, with quick tags in and out to keep one another fresh. Things were looking rather bleak for The Fury, as well as his chance to once again be a full time part of CCW. Justin and Osby were setting up Jason to finish him off, when suddenly, The Fury used his last bit of energy to reverse the move! He launched Justin into Osby, knocking the GM from the apron and grabbed The Juice for his famed Fury Smash!! He squeezed out the last of The Juice for the 1-2-3! Jason “The Fury” Vaughn is once again a full time member of the CCW Roster!! What a match!!! Afterward, as Osby and Justin left ringside, the Fury’s children came to the ring to celebrate with their Dad, who was one proud, happy man!
The next match was one that I believe I was most excited for and that was the Number One Contender’s match between The King of Darkness, Dell Tucker, and The Best of the Best, Austin Lane. These two are no strangers to each other, having had many battles over the years, even being a multiple time match of the year. Knowing that, we were all excited and had high expectations of this match and just let me say, they didn’t disappoint. Before the match started, Austin, knowing that he was facing the numbers game against The Pinnacle, shocked the CCW crowd as he called out his own personal security for the evening, PSYCHO!!!! Psycho and his sidekick, Kayte, who has been the muscle for Austin Lane once before, came out to another thunderous ovation from the crowd. With the odds a little more even, Austin and Dell got in the ring and this party started! The two started out in an impressive chain wrestling showing, with neither Austin nor Dell able to gain an advantage during their sequences. The pair would go back and forth attempting to gain the upper hand when suddenly things looked rather grim, as Austin came down hard on his left ankle while attempting a leap frog. He grimaced in pain, even pounding the mat, as C-Lo threw up the dreaded X, signaling that someone is hurt. It looked as if the match would be going to Dell due to injury, but there is absolutely no quit in Austin Lane. I’m pretty sure that he would continue the match if his foot had been cut off! He found some athletic tape, did a quick tape-up and then hopped back up to face Dell Tucker. This gave Dell an open invitation to attack the foot of Austin, however, and Dell did just that. Multiple strikes and submissions from Dell did a lot of damage to Austin and slowed the match considerably. Dell worked Austin inside and out of the ring to try and gain an advantage to take the match but the Best of the Best just would not give up. Its not in him to do so! Every time that Dell seemed poised to win, Austin would kick out, reverse a hold or block what Dell was hoping to accomplish. Multiple times, even, Dell had Austin up on his shoulders, ready for the GTS, yet Austin found his way out. Austin ALMOST had the match after a combination of a GTS followed up by the package pile driver, but Dell was able to kick out! Dell finally hit his GTS and even a package pile driver of his own, but Austin would still not give up! Finally, it seemed as if Jeff O’Dell had enough and he hopped up on the apron to attempt an interference. I think he forgot about Psycho on the outside, though. I don’t know that I’ve heard a man scream that loudly before! Psycho, along with Kayte and his fork, chased Jeff around the outside of the ring. As C-Lo attempted to restore order, Dell decided to take matters into his own hands and hit Austin with a blatant low blow! After that, it was time for one more GTS to truly attempt putting Austin to sleep and Dell into the #1 contender spot. However, the guts and determination of Austin were just too much as he escaped the GTS one last time!! However, this time would be the last as Austin furiously locked in a STF. Dell fought for what seemed like an eternity, but it wouldn’t be enough, as he finally gave in to the pressure of the hold! CCW has a new #1 contender, the Best of the Best, Austin Lane!!! WHAT A MATCH!!!
At that point, I think its safe to say that we could’ve all gone home happy, but true to CCW’s form, there was still one more match left to go! The main event featured Pinnacle member’s Matheus, the Viking beast, and his partner, CCW Heavyweight Champion, Hollis Giroux, squaring off against Brandon Barbwire and the one and only, Bad Ass Billy Gunn! The former DX member and New Age Outlaw hit the AC Brase Arena building to a THUNDEROUS applause from the over 500 solid in the arena!! We were treated to a roaring rendition of Billy’s longtime mic work where, if you’re not down with that, then he had two words for ya! Its crazy to think that, 20 years later, this is STILL as popular as it is! It echo’d throughout the arena building and set the tone for the match. Brandon and Hollis got things started. You can tell that with every move he makes, Brandon Barbwire has the goal of destroying the Pinnacle in the back of his mind. Everything has more force and meaning behind it when it is directed at a Pinnacle member. Brandon jockeyed for position against Hollis for a bit, then he decided to tag in Billy Gunn. As soon as Billy hit the ring, Hollis ran away to tag in the bigger Matheus. Now, its not very often that you see a guy who matches up in size with Matheus, but Billy Gunn did just that. Matheus was able to take Billy to the mat quickly, but a few well timed and well placed side kicks put big Matheus on the mat and quickly out of the ring. As the action spilled outside, Matheus was able to gain some ground on Billy with a few well placed strikes of his own before getting things back into the ring and hitting a cannonball dive onto Billy Gunn. Hollis Giroux was tagged in and seemed poised to wrap things up, but a well timed boot to the face by Billy allowed him to tag in Brandon and things were fresh all over again. For a bit at least. That momentum didn’t last long and suddenly, The Pinnacle had Brandon Barbwire back on the ground. With a series of quick tags between Matheus and Hollis, they mounted a big advantage on Brandon, all the while keeping him from tagging in Billy Gunn. That momentum came to a screeching halt as Brandon Barbwire dug deep into his energy reserves to hit a DDT on Matheus and then tag in Billy! It seemed all over except for the formalities at this point. Billy cleaned house and then pandemonium broke out! All four combatants were in the ring. Matheus sent Brandon flying to the outside, then Billy launched Matheus out! It looked like Hollis was done!! Billy hit the Fame-Asser!! 1-2-3!!! That’s it!!! Billy and Brandon have defeated The Pinnacle!! From out of nowhere, Billy Hills flies into the ring and begins assaulting Billy Gunn. AND ITS AUSTIN LANE!!! Austin Lane hits the ring for the save, clearing it of all the Pinnacle members, and makes sure that Hollis knows he is coming for him at Homecoming 2!
HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CCW!!! WOW!!! That was just, from top to bottom, one of the most solid cards that CCW has put on. I loved the tag matches, as I’ve made very well known for a while now, as they truly showed off some great competition in the matches. My match of the night is split. Austin Lane and Dell Tucker put on such a phenomenal match, showing how well they’ve scouted each other over the years, but at the same time, Osby Tomlin, Justin Smart and Jason Vaughn put on one hard hitting, hard fought match. Its a toss up!! They were both SO good. I can’t pick. And that’s not to discount the other matches, either! They were all good!! To the talent that was in the ring, seriously, pat yourself on the back for such a great job on Saturday night. You men and women truly owned that ring on Saturday. But, I feel as if we’re being spoiled here a bit because that’s literally how EVERY CCW card is these days! I’ve yet to leave the show saying “you know, they just weren’t that good tonight” because every show has just been a great show. CCW is firing on all cylinders right now and the attendance at these shows has reflected that. There were over 500 on Saturday night, we’ve seen that many for Matt Hardy as well, and its rare to see anything under 300+ these days! Its all systems go right now for CCW and if what they have done in just one year is any indication of where things are headed, then all I can say is don’t miss a thing!
If you did happen to miss this past weekend, you can always catch up on the action every Wednesday night on the Fite TV app. The crew that is heading that up (Zach Price and Mandy Mae Kennedy filming, Seanan Young, Asa Gray, Dalton Anthony and Ally Hebert on commentary and Osby Tomlin editing the show) have been doing a PHENOMENAL job at presenting CCW to the world. And if you are unable to catch Chaos on Wednesday nights at 6, each episode goes into the On Demand part of the app, so you can watch it any time you’re able to after that. Also on Wednesday’s, the Pro Wrestling Unscripted team that does the CCW Chaos commentary records a new episode, that is usually posted late that evening or early the following Thursday. Definitely bookmark that or download the Podbean app. I’ve got the link on my links page for all this, plus many other awesome friends we’ve made along the way, as well as ways to communicate with your favorite CCW stars!
I’ll be coming back again to, hopefully, get around to writing my note of thanks for one amazing year of CCW. I’m still thinking on that. I don’t believe I can sit down and do it justice by just clacking something out. I’ll also come back when we have the flyer for the Homecoming 2 show, but for right now, we’re looking at an amazing slate of matches! I’ll be back later to talk more about that!
That’s all for this time. As always, thanks for tuning in…er…reading in…ya know what, thanks for clicking the link! There we go! We appreciate you guys so very much for reading the recap and we hope to see you at a CCW show! I know that the talent in the ring would love that as well! Hit up those links and give those fine folks some love and we’ll see you next time!! KUMINAYEAHAH!
To quote the late, great Stuart Scott “its time, right about that time” and indeed it is time: Time to talk about CCW!!! I know, I know, I promised an entry between the flyer release and now talking about one year of CCW, but, I got to thinking about it a bit more and decided that I would take in the One Year Anniversary show before I reflect on things. That will give me a great punctuation on one year, rather than more speculation. That and work has hit its busy stretch, so, by delaying it a bit I should have some more time to really gather my thoughts on things. But, that’s not what we’re here for today. As is tradition around here, its the Monday before the upcoming show, so we have to do some previewing!!
To keep things fresh in your mind, here’s the upcoming show flyer:
Dang doesn’t that look good? Props to the design and marketing team that CCW has producing their flyers as they are always on their game and do just a bang up job of getting us hyped up for a show! And one more time, here is the card slated for Saturday night.
Hollis Giroux & Matheus w Jeff O’Dell
Missouri Wrestling Revival Championship
“Farmer” Billy Hills
Brandon “Espy” Espinosa
Inter gender Tag Match
Tatt2 & Marni Gras
Nikki Lane & Marko
CCW Tag Team Title Match
The Blaster “Sexy”Sarge
Justin “The Juice” Smart & Osby Tomlin w JD Wilks v Jason Vaughn
#1 Contender match.”
The King of Darkness” Dell Tucker vs “The Human Highlight Reel” Austin Lane
Dexter Roswell & Ace Hawkins vs Roscoe Eat Lisa
Whew. Dang. I don’t know how I’m going to be able to contain myself!! This may very well be the best card that they have put on so far! Let’s dive in.
First up, the tag match featuring Ace Hawkins and his new partner….cheering squad…lackey? I’m not exactly sure how you would describe it, but whatever Dexter Roswell is to Ace now, they are teaming up on Saturday night. If you go back to last month’s Inferno show, you’ll remember that the two had a phenomenal match, resulting in Ace taking the win and then preceding to force Dexter down on his knee to cheer for him. Which, side note, I’m curious to see what Ace has in store for this. Does he recruit more, younger talents to cheer for him and join him? Time will tell. What I do know is that they need to have their boots tied tight, because they’re going up against the tag team powerhouse, Roscoe Eat Lisa. REL has won their spot in the hearts of the CCW faithful with electric performances, going back to their CCW debut earlier this year in the Tag Team Warfare tournament, nearly making it to the final round. And that’s all it took for them to let everyone in CCW know that they aren’t called one of the premier tag teams on the independent scene for nothing. Zakk and Mikey have an odd approach to matches, but possess a chemistry and teamwork ability that very few have, not to mention tag team experience. This one should light the crowd up in a heartbeat! My heart tells me that Roscoe Eat Lisa should win this one…but there’s something devious about Ace and Dexter that says to not count them out.
Up next, the CCW #1 Contender Match, featuring The King of Darkness Dell Tucker going up against the Best of the Best, Austin Lane. This match has happened before in other promotions and has been in the running for match of the year multiple times. I expect nothing less between these two. I’ve said it many times here, but Dell Tucker is a savage. He stops at nothing to win matches with his devious outlook on things. And with the stakes being a possible title shot, you KNOW that he won’t be pulling out any stops. Plus, with Jeff O’Dell being at ringside, Austin is already at a disadvantage in this one. But, its Austin F’n Lane that we’re talking about here!! He’s not called The Best of the Best or The Human Highlight Reel for nothing. He goes out and gives 200% (yes, I said 200%) in Every.Single.Match. Austin has made it very clear that he wants to tear apart The Pinnacle piece by piece to get to that title, and so far, he’s accomplishing just that after his early Match of the Year performance last month with Marko Stunt. This is shaping up to be another potential Match of the Night, even a Match of the Year candidate as these two know each other well and know what they are getting into going into it. Both men are coming off wins at Inferno, so with momentum in their favor, expect nothing less than an Asa Gray (that’s 5 Stars) in this one. I think Austin comes out with this match in the end, but, what toll will it take on him going up against an intense opponent like Dell Tucker? We’ll find out.
For the past several months, Jason “The Fury” Vaughn has been embroiled in a feud with CCW’s own General Manager, Osby Tomlin. Osby fired Jason over Facebook, of all places, stating that The Fury’s attitude had gotten out of hand and that he was, to sum it up, not wanted in CCW. However, I think the fans said otherwise, as Jason is still one of the most popular wrestlers with the fans today. Jason ran in on JD Wilk just days after being fired, and he even donned a mask and wrestled against JD as the “Lawless Outlaw” at the Ashlynn McClure Memorial. Things came to a heated boil at Inferno as Osby brought The Fury to the ring. In the ring stood debuting CCW talent, Justin “The Juice” Smart, who had just won his debut match against Syn. That will be very important as I unravel this story. The Fury was told that there would be a contract signing and that Osby would meet him in the ring. The contract stated that The Fury was set to square off against The Juice at the Anniversary show. So Jason said he didn’t care what the contract said, he just wanted to sign it and get in the ring. After a brief stare down between Jason and Justin, Osby separated the two combatants and delivered a bombshell to us all. The contract stated that The Fury was set to face The Juice, plus one other person in a handicap match. Then…it happened. Osby delivered a THUNDEROUS clothesline to lay out Jason Vaughn, then quickly announced that he was indeed the other person!!! Osby, who over 400 days ago, laid his boots in the ring at the very first CCW show, is coming out of retirement!! My mouth was left wide open and so many in the crowd were in a state of shock and disbelief. I have to assume that CCW management is not too thrilled about this, but, here we are. This rivalry comes to a head on Saturday! Can the Fury withstand two? I think so. But, a returning Osby Tomlin can be a very dangerous man, having sat for over a year, watching CCW develop and build without him for many months. To say he’s motivated is an understatement. And he has a fresh body in The Juice to help him all the same.
I’m a fan of intergender tag matches and we’ve seen several of them already in CCW’s young time, but I don’t know that we’ve seen one quite THIS exciting yet. The Queen of the Women’s Division, Marni Gras is squaring off with the exciting, the Inkcredible, Tatt2 going up against members of The Pinnacle, the always dangerous Nikki Lane and the pint sized phenom, Marko. This may very well be the dark horse contender for the Match of the Night, because this has multiple levels of excitement built into it. Marni Gras/Little Bit and Nikki Lane have an intense feud that has been building since earlier this year when Nikki Lane made her CCW debut. Nikki made it very clear that her goal is to be the #1 woman in CCW, and quite possibly the planet, and has done her best to prove that she is every bit of that. Except for when it came to the CCW Women’s Title Match. Marni Gras was able to use her quickness and never give up attitude to take the gold to become the first ever women’s champion in CCW. This bad blood continues to boil and I expect that this won’t be settled for quite some time. However, this time around, an interesting twist has been added to it. Marko, Jeff O’Dell’s personal bodyguard, who wowed the fans in his in ring debut last month in a losing effort to Austin Lane, will be added to the mix as will Tatt2, one of the most spectacular high flyers in the region. This will be a match showcasing speed and quickness all around and one that if you blink, you could miss a ton of action! Will be see the possibility of Marni Gras and Marko meeting up in the ring at some point? I wouldn’t rule it out, as Marni has a pinfall victory over Billy Hills, after all. Or could Nikki Lane use her impressive strength to take out Tatt2? The Pinnacle will be in full force in this one, but will it be enough to overcome the guts and perseverance of Tatt2 and Marni? Definitely keep your eyes open wide for this one, it shouldn’t disappoint.
The CCW Tag Team Titles will be defended on Saturday night as the Sexy Blasters reunite once again in a title defense against the returning LA Hustlers. The LA Hustlers make no bones about how they view themselves, which is the best tag team on the planet. Their goal is one thing: gold. Lots and lots of gold. They’re training hard right now, too, as they have the tag championships in their sites. But, can they derail this train that’s ran by Blaster and Sarge? Its no surprise that Blaster has become one of, if not THE most beloved superstar in CCW this year. The fans are fully behind him right now and any time you add Sexy Sarge to the mix, its going to be hard to go against their momentum. Sarge, the crafty veteran, has the love and support of the crowd almost on the same level as Blaster, which can almost create a third man situation, putting the LA Hustlers at a deficit early on. But, if we know one thing about the LA Hustlers, its that they have no problems at all going whatever it takes to win a match, whether its interference or even relying on that baseball bat that Lamonte brings with him to ringside. And with a clear goal of gold, I’d have to say that the LA Hustlers will be even more deadly than ever before. However, c’mon, you can’t deny that Blaster and Sarge have the champion’s advantage in this one. I’m anxious to see how this will turn out. Blaster has had some serious contenders step up in his title reign that he’s knocked off, plus he has a very good chemistry with Sexy Sarge. I expect the Sexy Blasters to hang on to the belts, just know that if it happens, the Hustlers aren’t going down without a fight.
We were slated to have a match for the Missouri Wrestling Revival Missouri State Championship between Brandon “Espy” Espinosa and Farmer Billy Hills on Saturday night, but over the weekend, Ace Hawkins defeated Espy to win the title back. And, as far as I know, its a title victory that is standing. So, now, we have one heck of a grudge match, I guess? Either way, this match won’t disappoint. Espy has had his hands full from The Pinnacle as of late, so a chance for him to get back at them is likely something that is high up on his list. Especially seeing as how it was Billy Hills who helped Hollis Giroux retain his title. If you go back to last month’s Inferno show, Billy Hills hid under the ring and grabbed Espy’s ankle, keeping Espy from answering the ten count, which resulted in his count out loss to CCW Champion Hollis Giroux. The motivation is there for Espy. Billy Hills, though, is one of the most cunning individuals in CCW. The fans hate him, and shower him in boos, from the moment he walks through the doors. Whether he’s flipping merch tables, nearly inciting riots, or even challenging fans to fights, Billy knows how to get under people’s skin. And he does it with this excited look in his eyes every single time. He knows what he’s doing. Its the mental game and very few have been able to match it. Espy has his own tricks, though. We’ve seen him don the face paint and use that to get into his opponents heads before. Even though he used it last month, could we see it again? Its always possible. To make this match even more interesting is, we’ve seen this match once before in CCW, going back to last year’s Homecoming card. Espy took that one, so you know that Billy is ready to come out swinging, maybe even more so than usual.
The main event for Saturday night features The Pinnacle’s crown jewel, Hollis Giroux, CCW Champion, teams up with his new Pinnacle stablemate, the monster viking, Matheus. Matheus made his debut in CCW in devastating fashion by interfering during the match between Hollis and Brandon Barbwire, hitting a monster chokebomb that left Brandon laid out in the middle of the ring. Matheus is one of the most physically imposing and intimidating members of the CCW roster and now that he has sided with The Pinnacle, it makes them even more dangerous. Not only do they have strength in numbers, they have crazy talent across their members and now they have this big enforcer. Its a crazy situation right now with how much talent they have and normally, I would say that they would run over anyone. But I’m not. Brandon Barbwire, the former CCW champ, is also making it very well known that he doesn’t care so much about going after the title as he wants to destroy The Pinnacle. The group that he was the star of now has a target. And to help him do just that, he’s enlisting the help of the legendary Badass Billy Gunn!! The former New Age Outlaw and Degeneration X member is coming to CCW to team up with Brandon Barbwire. Billy Gunn has his own experience in taking down stables and factions. Look what he did to the Nation of Domination back in the Attitude Era. Plus, you have to figure that many of the other stars of the CCW roster are growing tired of the Pinnacle and their shenanigans. This could turn into an all out war. This will be an epic main event, so be sure to get a soda or energy drink or something to get ready!
Wow. What a freaking card. But, I must make note that it is missing Pinnacle member D’Mone. Now, I do have to address this. D’Mone feels like I have disrespected him due to skipping over the fact that he took the mighty KLD off his feat and, as D’Mone put it, “Put him on his ass” during my last report. D’Mone, trust me man, I will never set out in my writing to disrespect you. And if you feel like I owe you an apology, I’ll say here that I am sorry you read into it that way and, furthermore, I would be more than happy to talk to you at the next show you’re at. I’ve got nothing but respect for ya, truth be told.
That’s how it goes sometimes, though. But, I’m not about this to promote myself. All this that I do, its for CCW. The talents, the owners, the bookers, the social media directors, everyone affiliated with CCW mean a lot to me. That’s why I do this. I’ll dive into that later on when I recap one amazing year in Cape Championship Wrestling. In the meantime, don’t forget about the weekly FITE TV show, CCW Chaos, that airs each Wednesday night at 6pm. Also, make sure to check out Pro Wrestling Unscripted each week (usually releases late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning) to hear about CCW as well. I’ve redone a few things on the site, so rather than having a big list of links down here at the bottom, I’ve made an updated links page up at the top, which now has links to your favorite CCW wrestlers fan pages, twitter accounts and much more. Keep up with all the action from your favorite stars of Cape Championship Wrestling and beyond! I hope you’re as excited about the Anniversary show as I am, as you never know what could happen!!! I’ll see you at the Arena Building!
The flyer has been released for the upcoming CCW Anniversary Show and WOW does it look awesome!!! The digital marketing crew at CCW has done a fine job once again. Check it out!
Check that out!!! And if you missed the last post, here’s the card for the 29th
Hollis Giroux & Matheus w Jeff O’Dell
Missouri Wrestling Revival Championship
“Farmer” Billy Hills
Brandon “Espy” Espinosa
Inter gender Tag Match
Tatt2 & Marni Gras
Nikki Lane & Marko
CCW Tag Team Title Match
The Blaster “Sexy”Sarge
Justin “The Juice” Smart & Osby Tomlin w JD Wilks v Jason Vaughn
#1 Contender match.”
The King of Darkness” Dell Tucker vs “The Human Highlight Reel” Austin Lane
Dexter Roswell & Ace Hawkins vs Roscoe Eat Lisa
I’ll have my match preview/predictions blog up the week leading up to the show, so be sure to look for that. I am also working on a bit of a One Year retrospective blog that I hope to have out at the end of this week or early next week, where we talk about all the happenings over the last year. That one could get LONG as I am often one who does that, plus I have a ton of great memories of this past year anyway! CCW has been one of the most fun things to come into our life and its also become something that has introduced us to a swath of new people, many of whom are now people that we consider friends. That will be a special one here at Talking Smit, so keep your eyes open for that coming soon! Until then, be sure to scroll up top to our links section and give some love to everyone! They are some great folks who do a lot in wrestling, social media and in CCW. Take care!
Its Monday and time to talk a little bit about one of our favorite things, Cape Championship Wrestling! They’re coming up on their One Year Anniversary and this show is shaping up to be HUGE!!! Its crazy to think that we were looking at the Super Show back in April as THE biggest CCW show of the year, but, much like CCW is able to do, they’ve managed to put on shows that are just as good, shoot, if not BETTER than the Super Show!!! Right now, CCW has such a great roster of talent, as well as a connection to some of the best and biggest indy names across the country. And, as a special treat, they’re bringing in none other than Bad Ass Billy Gunn, the iconic D-Generation X and New Age Outlaw member for the main event!! On top of that, we get to see the in ring debut and wrestling return of CCW’s own GM, Osby Tomlin!
If you missed the news on Friday, tickets were flying out left and right. So fast, in fact, that CCW got close to setting their all time day one sales record. At least that was what I last heard. They may have beaten it because I saw that only after about an hour into the sales. This makes me so happy to see as it was just a year ago that we were anticipating their first show. I plan on doing a post about that as we near the one year show, but I’ll talk about it a bit here. We weren’t sure what to expect. We knew that we were beyond excited to see things that were about to unfold. I knew a few of the names on that first card, names like Osby Tomlin, Farmer Billy Hills, Jason Vaughn, Jake Dirden, Davey Vega and the special guest, former WWE star, Trevor Murdoch. I went in expecting a fun show but never in my wildest dreams did I expect that we would be getting the gift of CCW that we received. And in just a year, they have skyrocketed to a level that can take other organizations YEARS to accomplish. They’ve got a great team in ownership and I will continue to brag about them for many years to come.
While we wait on the flyers to be posted, here is the card that is coming for July 29th!
Hollis Giroux & Matheus w Jeff O’Dell
Missouri Wrestling Revival Championship
“Farmer” Billy Hills
Brandon “Espy” Espinosa
Inter gender Tag Match
Tatt2 & Marni Gras
Nikki Lane & Marko
CCW Tag Team Title Match
The Blaster “Sexy”Sarge
Justin “The Juice” Smart & Osby Tomlin w JD Wilks v Jason Vaughn
#1 Contender match.”
The King of Darkness” Dell Tucker vs “The Human Highlight Reel” Austin Lane
Dexter Roswell & Ace Hawkins vs Roscoe Eat Lisa
So…that’s a big card!!! And you KNOW that I’m excited because of the tag team matches that are on tap. I LOVE tag team matches in wrestling and will be beyond excited to see these. Don’t forget to tune in on Wednesday night’s for CCW Chaos on the FiteTV app or on the Fite TV link down there. And as always, be sure to check out our friends down here and show them some love! And if I don’t see you before then, don’t go blowing yourself up on the 4th of July!
I know that I say this a lot, but hear me out. If you missed out on this past Saturday night’s show, CCW Inferno, then you missed out on a LOT. And not just wrestling action!! I’m talking about furthering stories even more as things head into the one year anniversary show in July. And on top of that, the action reached a fever pitch in the ring as we saw some of the best action in a CCW ring in quite some time. Here’s the flyer, in case you missed it before.
You can already see that this card was stacked to begin with. One of the many strengths of CCW right now is its roster. Its diversely stacked with insane talent top to bottom. Plus, Jason “The Brain” Wells, head booker of CCW, has a far-reaching network of talent across the independent wrestling scene, which has him ready to add people at a moment’s notice. That was the case on Saturday in a couple matches, which I’ll let you know more on in a bit. So, let’s get started, shall we?
The opening match featured the in ring debut of The Pinnacle’s body guard, Marko Stunt, going up against one of the most talented wrestlers in the world, the Best of the Best, Austin Lane. Now, due to Marko’s small stature, most just assumed he was nothing more than a comedy bit orchestrated by Jeff O’Dell. However, we were soon impressed by his abilities. The match started off in what seemed like a quick ending, as Austin attacked with a flying kick, followed up with a package pile driver that looked like things were soon over. However, referee Lane Austin had not signaled for the match to start. This brief moment allowed Marko to regain his composure and then what unfolded next was a match unlike any we had seen since Austin Lane took on Ricochet last year at CCW Homecoming!! And when I say this was a 5 star match, I truly mean this was a 5 star match!! Both guys matched each other’s athleticism and energy, seeing Marko unleashing a high flying arsenal, much to the surprise of many in attendance. Austin matched him, move for move and the tide of the match was even for the biggest part. Marko used his quickness to an advantage and it seemed like he may be able to do the impossible and take a win from Austin, but in crunch time, the veteran Austin Lane was able to finish off the match in a big way, with a top rope package pile driver to seal the deal. But holy crap. This match was SO good and it has just taken over the top spot for CCW Match of the Year in my opinion. 5 Stars all around as far as I’m concerned.
With a lead off match like that, how could you top that? Well the women came out to do just that! Nikki Lane and Marni Gras squared off to see who would be crowned the first ever CCW Women’s Champion. These two have had an intense rivalry going back to February with constant interferences in matches and confrontations in between. With gold on the line, you KNEW that these ladies would be bringing it and they did just that. It showcased the strength of Nikki Lane against the speed and guts of Marni Gras. This match started out in a flurry as Nikki hit a neckbreaker on Marni, but the resilient Marni fought back through a barrage of forearms and head slams to the turnbuckle to hit a beautiful hurricanrana off the top rope. Marni draped Nikki over the middle rope for her trademark rope assisted armbar, yet Nikki was able to endure it, find a way out and turn the momentum to her side with a sit out facebuster. And this would be the pace of the entire match!! Nikki hit a top rope side slam, only for Marni Gras to rally back and push through to hit a flipping neckbreaker. These women were pushing each other to their limits in pursuit of the gold and they were pulling out all stops! At one point the action spilled outside and Nikki flung Marni Gras into the side of the ring! We thought that Nikki hit her so hard that Marni Gras exploded into a pile of glitter. She was nowhere to be found! But, soon we realized it was only a trick, as Marni Gras came out from under the ring to surprise Nikki! But, this was short lived as Nikki, furious at this point, hurled Marni back into the ring and hit her signature Princess Plex!! It was all over at this point, but she was too close to the ropes! Marni Gras got her legs on the rope to break the pinfall! At this point, Nikki was beyond frustrated as she let senior referee Kelly know that she wasn’t happy with that call to break the pin. And in that moment, Marni Gras, using her last bit of energy, rolled up Nikki into the small package. 1-2-3!! We have the FIRST CCW Women’s Champion!! Marni Gras has taken the belt!!! What an AMAZING match by these two women!!! This puts Marni Gras on top of the mountain, but breathing down her neck will be Nikki Lane, Sweet Sarah Summers and whoever wants to step up to the champion. Wow what a great way to start your championship reign!!
So after two top notch matches, we were supposed to be seeing a grudge match between THE Cody Wilson and THE Ace Hawkins. However, unfortunately, Cody has a foot injury that is holding him out of action until the end of summer. This lead to our second in ring debut of the evening featuring the man who is set on making wrestling, and CCW, great again, the one and only Dexter Roswell!! Now, Dexter is your typical politician. He’s a smooth talker, hypes his platform and is dressed to the nines. He came out and grabbed the mic, letting everyone know that he was exactly what wrestling and CCW needed to make wrestling great again. This did not set well with the Ace that runs the place, Ace Hawkins, as he came out in his rather incensed state of mind. He let Dexter know that he was the one making wrestling great again and that the CCW fans wouldn’t cheer for him, so they wouldn’t cheer for Dexter either. That started a corner pose-off, where neither guy could get the crowd in their favor. Never the less, Dexter offered a handshake prior to the match, but, only before using some hand sanitizer, just to make sure that Ace wasn’t carrying many germs. It didn’t take long for the action to get underway. Dexter left a great impression on many of us throughout the match, as he was able to use his youth and determination to match Ace early on and use that to his advantage. Ace, however, quickly began using his speed advantage and his veteran prowess to take control of the match with a well-time use of Dexter’s necktie. But that set up a heavy offensive run for Ace, using his high flying ability, his speed and, well, maybe a few of his underhanded tactics to his advantage. Dexter DID try to put a hat to the famous Top Rope Dab that Ace likes to do, even setting up his own flying crossbody. But, it was never enough. Ace finally wore down Dexter and hit him with the Ace Crusher to call it a match. Afterward, he berated Dexter to the point that Dexter, down on his knees, was forced to cheer for Ace. Are we about to see the beginning of a new group between the two? Its interesting to think of what could happen!
The next match featured another CCW in ring debut match, where we saw Justin “The Juice” Smart, an arrogant talent from Sikeston, Missouri, taking on one of the top stars in CCW, SYN!!! The Juice was showing his cockiness from the start, as he snubbed fans for high fives and then draped himself across the ropes in the corner waiting. This match got started off hot as, from out of nowhere, Ace Hawkins came flying from the back and attacked Syn from behind! This, stemming from the Ashlynn McClure Memorial show where Syn saved Cody Hawkins from Ace, lasted quite some time, draining Syn of energy that he should have been using in his match with The Juice. And you could tell throughout the course of the match that the pre-match attack wore him down quite a bit. For a guy who was making his return to professional wrestling after a brief time off, The Juice looked ready to go and maintained his offense well throughout the match. Syn, much to his credit, fought back as best as he could. He has no ounce of quit in his body, sometimes no love either, as he hurled himself over the top ropes to attack Justin on the outside. It just wasn’t enough, though, as The Juice had far too much, well, juice in his tank for this match and in the end, he over powered Syn to take the win in his CCW debut.
At the conclusion of the match, The Juice stayed in the ring as GM Osby Tomlin came out with JD Wilk. This set up Osby calling The Fury, Jason Vaughn, to ringside. If you go back to the Ashlynn McClure Memorial show last month, you remember Jason Vaughn got the upper hand on Osby as he wrestled as The Bootheel Outlaw in a match against JD Wilk. Jason, who had been fired by Osby earlier this year, made it very clear that the things Osby was saying about him, that he was all about the money and didn’t care about the fans, were not true allegations and that Jason would be getting back into a CCW ring. After last month, Osby decided to set up a meeting with The Fury in the middle of the ring and Jason Vaughn hit the ring to a huge pop. Its clear that the fans are still 100% behind The Fury. Osby let Jason know that he had a contract in his hand for Jason to sign, if he wanted, to give him another match. Jason was more than ready to sign the contract as he grabbed it and let Osby know that he didn’t care what the match, stipulation or anything about it was, he just wanted to sign it and get it over with. After Jason signed the contract, Osby had a devious look on his face. He said that Jason should have read his contract over a bit more carefully as he had just signed up for a match with The Juice. Quickly, Jason and The Juice started sizing each other up, almost coming to blows before Osby separated the two. That’s when Osby let Jason know that it wasn’t just a one on one match but rather a two on one handicap match. And then, the unthinkable happened. OSBY TOMLIN CLOTHESLINED JASON VAUGHN!!! At that point, Osby let Jason know that the other person in that handicap match was none other than himself. OSBY TOMLIN IS COMING OUT OF RETIREMENT!!! WHAT!?!?!?! OSBY IS BACK!!! Owner Ken Murphy came out to get Osby and The Juice to the back, almost coming to blows with his GM. What a moment!! Big Curtis Boss, at that point, announced it was time for intermission and I think it was rightfully time as everything to this point had just blown our minds. Wow!
Coming out of intermission, things fired off with another CCW debut as we saw the mad Viking monster, Matheus, taking on former CCW champion, Brandon Barbwire. These two developed bad blood last month as Matheus came through the crowd down at Lawless Harley Davidson to attack Brandon in the ring, aligning with The Pinnacle and allowing Hollis Giroux to take the win and retain his title. Things heated up rather quickly between Matheus and Barbwire as they were throwing some STIFF strikes at one another. It looked like both of these guys were out for blood. This is another step on the way for Brandon Barbwire to dismantle the Pinnacle, but from the looks of things, its a BIG step as Matheus truly is one of the most imposing people on the CCW roster right now. Brandon isn’t a small person by any means, but Matheus’ size made Brandon seem smaller than usual. Just to get this image in your mind of the size of Matheus! This match was split down the middle the whole way through. Every time that Brandon had a pinfall attempt, Matheus would power out and vice versa. The drive of Brandon Barbwire to take down the Pinnacle, the fire in his eyes, was VERY apparent on Saturday, as he came at Matheus with everything he had in his arsenal. On the other side of it, Matheus did the same to Brandon. This match was truly anyone’s match as neither competitor could get enough momentum in their favor to take the match!! Toward the end, Brandon and Matheus traded moments where they would attack their downed opponent in the corner until referee Kelly had to pull them apart after a 5 count. Finally, Kelly had enough of that and called for the time keeper to ring the bell to end the match. Jeff O’Dell, furious at the decision, jumped up on the apron to contest it. But Kelly insisted that since neither competitor would follow his instructions. Then, Kelly called for help and the locker room emptied. Pinnacle members came out for Matheus, other CCW roster members came out to hold back Brandon. And that STILL didn’t work, as both opponents continued to lunge after each other. It was sheer chaos!! GM Osby Tomlin came out and as people were finally being pulled apart, said that since things weren’t settled this time around, they would be squaring off in the ring again next month at the One Year Anniversary show, but in a tag match. Matheus would be teaming with Pinnacle member D’Mone going up against Brandon Barbwire and….BAD ASS BILLY GUNN!!! The legendary DX member, half of the New Age Outlaws, THE ASS MAN HIMSELF BILLY FREAKIN GUNN IS COMING TO CCW!!! What a huge announcement by Osby Tomlin!!!
Wow! What a night and we still had 3 matches left!! Up next was Dell Tucker, on his own this time, going up against Tatt2 in a grudge match between the two. Tatt2 and Dell Tucker are staples of the MidSouth wrestling scene and have crossed paths many times over the years. This feud has continued to boil until they both decided to take things into the CCW ring. This was a match that I was very anxious to see, because even though they did have varying styles, they could both match each other well. Dell Tucker, who I still believe to be just an insanely ruthless punk in the ring, has very deceptive speed to be able to keep up with the high flyers. Tatt2, who may be the quickest person on the roster, packs a LOT of power in his smaller frame. From that alone, I knew this match would be special. And it was all that, plus some! Tatt2 clearly had the fans behind him from the start, so much that it began to affect Dell, as he took time to point and call out multiple members of the crowd. From that, Tatt2 used his quickness to attempt two quick roll up pins on Dell. Tatt2 kept the pace up as he flipped Dell Tucker into the ring from the apron, following it up with a flurry of kicks into the corner. It looked like from there, it would be smooth sailing from there until Tatt2 made one mistake and that was all it took for Dell to get back into the match. With a thundering boot to the face, the tide shifted, allowing Dell to begin slowing the pace with his power. Tatt2 would try to escape or quickly attack, to which Dell would continue to power Tatt2 down. Dell began attacking body parts with submissions. It was looking like the tide had shifted enough that Dell would take it, but the competitive fire burning in Tatt2 just wouldn’t go out. He found some more momentum, took the skies a few times and just when it seemed like his high flying artistry would win this match….he was caught. Dell Tucker was able to pluck Tatt2 from the sky and then…boom. Go To Sleep!! Tatt2 crumpled to the canvas after the devastating knee strike as Dell covered for the three count and taking this leg of the victory in their ongoing war!
The co-main event featured the Pinnacle member tag team of Farmer Billy Hills and, this time around, D’Mone, going up against quite possibly THE most popular superstar on the CCW roster, BLASTER and his partner for the weekend, none other than KLD himself, Kevin Lee Davidson!! Talk about a power team right there! If you’ve never seen KLD work, you would be blown away by the agility that he has for his size! Couple that with the sheer, brute power of Blaster and you had what many considered to be the odds on favorite to win at Inferno. But, when you’re dealing with The Pinnacle, you know that there is strength in numbers. At any given time, you could have four, five, maybe even six people to deal with at ringside with that motley crew. Plus, the dirtiest heel in the business right now, Farmer Billy Hills, is always such a wild card in his matches. You never know what he will do to gain the upper hand. And let’s not forget about the Nephilim, D’Mone. Sure, he doesn’t say much, but he doesn’t need to!! His actions speak loud and clear, with many of those moves being swift, accurate and deadly. I think that once you take those things into consideration, you’ll see how evenly matched things were. WHICH IS WHY CRAZZY STEVE WAS IN THE HOUSE!!! CCW knew that Blaster could use a bit of help keeping things in line outside, so former Impact Wrestling star Crazzy Steve decided to bring his crazy ways to CCW! KLD and Billy started out and, for the first time in quite a while, Billy was unable to use his size to take down an opponent. Multiple times, he attempted a shoulder block in which KLD shrugged it off and taunted in return. After a couple minutes of going back and forth, KLD finally dropped Billy to the mat to a thunderous ovation! Billy quickly tagged in D’Mone to change things up, but his barrage of strikes only seemed to further anger the bigger KLD. Then finally, it was time for Blaster!! Blaster stormed the ring and kept the momentum until he tried one too many Blastoff corner clotheslines. At that point, D’Mone was able to catch the big guy, get a quick pin attempt in and then tag in a rested Billy Hills. From there, Billy began laying into Blaster with hard forearms, strong kicks, even beard pulling and chokes! It was all systems go for Farmer and D’mone from there as they neutralized Blaster to their corner and kept the momentum halted in their favor until one mistake allowed Blaster to garner enough strength to get into his corner and tag in a hot and ready KLD! He DESTROYED D’Mone with punches, clotheslines and a corner cannonball. It looked like things were working into the champions favor when Billy Hills decided to steal Curtis Boss’ chair and play a little bit of Pinnacle style baseball. But, as he was there to do, Crazzy Steve didn’t allow it, eventually spraying Billy in the face with his red mist. And that was all she wrote. Blaster came back in, made D’Mone go Catatonic and that was that!! Blaster and KLD retained the CCW tag team championships!!!
And that led us to the main event, Hollis Giroux, the CCW Champion, going up against Brandon “Espy” Espinosa, the Missouri Wrestling Revival Missouri Champion, in what was guaranteed to be a barn burner of a main event. Hollis elected to hit the ring first and right by his side were every member of The Pinnacle, lead down by their ringleader, Jeff O’Dell. They hit the ring, strutted around, then turned to face the entry way to wait on Espy. As Espy’s music hit, nobody was walking out from the back. Did Espy decide against the match? All the lights were off in the arena building when suddenly, a shadow came from the crowd and entered the ring….was it? IT WAS!!! Espy, who donned his dark, demonic facepaint, was standing behind The Pinnacle and they had NO clue!!! Finally, Espy tapped on the shoulder of Marko, who quickly bailed out of the ring. After that, the lights came on and the rest of The Pinnacle saw who was standing behind them, causing them all to bail! IT WAS ON FROM THERE!! Espy gained an early advantage and was looking to hit that Brainbuster as quick as possible, but Hollis managed to escape to the outside and regroup with his Pinnacle teammates. Hollis attempted to take his belt and go home, but Espy was having none of that plan, as he launched an attack outside, flooring the champ in front of the fans. Things finally returned to the ring, where Hollis was able to right his ship and take control of the match, turning things down ever so slightly to fit his pace. Ever since aligning with The Pinnacle, Hollis has a bit of a new style where he is able to slow down a match and then systematically attack his opponent, usually with vicious strikes to the face, before wearing him down. This was no different. Even when Espy tried to fight back, Hollis was able to blocks the attempts of Espy and keep things in favor of the new jewel of The Pinnacle. While the action was continuing inside, Jeff O’Dell shouted his instructions from outside the ring, while Matheus and Marko taunted the fans outside. The Pinnacle was hitting their stride in full form, with all the parts doing their job. Every now and then, Espy would slip a few attacks through Hollis’ defense and work toward setting up that big Brainbuster, but every time, Hollis would slow things down again. With one final gasp, Espy warded off a springboard roundhouse kick by Hollis to FINALLY hit a sequence of moves that ended with the Brainbuster. It looked over, but quickly, Marko hopped up on the apron to distract Espy, followed by Matheus charging in close behind. This lead to the fight spilling out to the arena building floor where ANYTHING was possible at this point. Hollis grabbed a chair and swung at Espy, but miss, hitting the corner post instead. All the while, referee Kelly was in the middle of his 10-count. As the count drew closer to 10, Hollis hopped in and Espy….did not. Espy was stuck outside!! Why couldn’t he get back inside? As Kelly counted to 10, we finally found out what kept Espy outside. It was Billy Hills!! He had been hiding under the ring the whole time!!! As Hollis let everyone know he was still the champ, Espy rolled Billy into the ring and delivered a crushing Death Valley Driver, to send the message to everyone that….you don’t cross Espy.
WHAT A FREAKING CARD!!! Seriously, from start to finish, every match was so insanely good. This may have been the best card that CCW has put on to date. Holy crap. I seriously want to thank all the wrestlers on the roster who put on this amazing show, as well as Big Lee Montgomery, Jason “The Brain” Wells, Barry Karafa and Ken Murphy for bringing all the action to us, Curtis “The True Ass Man” Boss for his great announcing and for Mandy from Voyage Visions and Zach Price for recording things for future Fite TV tapings.
Speaking of the Fite TV tapings, be sure to tune in every Wednesday at 6PM to catch the CCW Chaos show! After two episodes, the show keeps getting better!! Mr 100, Big D, The Five Star Man and Ally have done such an AWESOME job in their commentary roles. I can’t praise the Pro Wrestling Unscripted crew enough for their work, both in the Chaos tapings, but on their podcast as well. If you haven’t tuned into the podcast, I’ll give you a link down below. Hit that up and give them some love. I’ve got a lot of folks down here who would love for you to check em out, share their work, comment, interact, just show em some attention and appreciation because they’re all a hard working bunch of folks.
Most importantly, keep sharing things with CCW! Its taken off to a level that, truth be told, I could not have predicted one year ago. I knew last July that I was beyond excited for professional wrestling in Cape Girardeau and after one show, I knew that we would be supporting everything they do. Little did we know it would be at the level that it is right now, emerging as one of the hottest promotions not just in this area, but in the United States altogether! I’m not doing this as something to make a brand about myself or try to promote myself. I’m doing this as a wrestling fan who just truly enjoys talking about one great product that is right here in my back yard.
That’s all for this time around, but we’ll be coming back with the upcoming card for the One Year Anniversary show, as well as talking about the ticket packages for Billy Gunn when they are released, and much more! KUMINAYEAHAH!!!
We’re less than a week away from Cape Championship Wrestling’s Inferno card, which is guaranteed to be hot, featuring seven AWESOME matches, as well as the promise of a huge announcement and more!! Have you seen the card yet? If not, check it out!
The opening match of the night is, in my opinion, one that could potentially steal the show. We get to see the Best of the Best, back and healed up, taking on Marko Stunt in his CCW debut. Now, Marko has been viewed as just Jeff O’Dell’s little lackey, however, Marko, while small in stature, can go hard against the best of them. And he’ll need to. Austin Lane’s nickname isn’t just a fancy saying to sell merchandise. He is the true embodiment of that in every aspect and gives 110% every time. On top of that, Austin recently went on a vacation to heal himself, so knowing that he is coming back in rested and healed makes him THAT much more hard to pin. Trust me on this, everyone following this match will need to bring their A game on Saturday night.
Up next, Brandon Barbwire gets his shot at the viking beast, Matheus, stemming from the attack at the Ashlynn McClure Memorial. Matheus came through the crowd during the main event, shrouded in mystery, and proceeded to attack Brandon Barbwire, which lead to Hollis taking the win. For those unfamiliar with Matheus, all you REALLY need to know is that he’s a destroyer. The monster of a man has a big challenge, as Brandon Barbwire has found a new level of motivation since losing his title and being ousted from The Pinnacle at the Super Show in April. Brandon has made it very clear that he is taking out the Pinnacle, one by one, and will stop at nothing to do it. Brandon faces what may be his strongest opponent on Saturday, but I think that he is up to it.
We were set to have a grudge match between Ace Hawkins and THE Cody Wilson on Saturday, one that had us VERY excited. However, Cody was unfortunately set back due to an injury. Rather than pull out altogether, Ace requested a new opponent and filling in for Cody will be the debuting Dexter Roswell!! Dexter is a Stride Championship Wrestling school graduate as well as the leader of a revolution to make wrestling great again in Southern Illinois. He’ll need to be on his A-game, as he is stepping into the ring with the Ace that Runs the Place, Ace Hawkins, who is working on cementing his name among the best in Cape Championship Wrestling. Will the former Missouri Wrestling Revival Missouri State Champion regain his winning ways? Or will Dexter Roswell make an impressive debut? This match has a chance to stand out, so don’t sleep on it at all!
We will still be seeing a grudge match on Saturday night, featuring two of the midsouth region’s toughest and most entertaining competitors. Dell Tucker, a former CCW Tag Team Champion alongside Pinnacle member Billy Hills, will be taking on the high flying and exciting Tatt2. Now, I don’t know exactly when this beef started between the two. They’ve both been working alongside each other for quite some time, so this is something that may have been boiling for a while at this point. One thing I DO know is that this match will feature a bit of a styles clash between them. Dell Tucker has a ton of agility and athleticism in his style, but I don’t know that its enough to be able to keep pace with Tatt2 for a whole match. Dell, to his credit, is also a guy who can control the tempo of the match in his own way by grinding the pace down through submissions and powerful moves. However, if Tatt2 gets a chance to fly and push things to his level, oh man, get ready for some fireworks!! I can’t honestly pick a winner in this one, but I know one thing, we’ll be watching this match with amazement in our eyes!
The women of Cape Championship Wrestling will finally be getting their chance to crown a champion in a match between Marni Gras and Nikki Lane! From how I understand it, CCW has absorbed another wrestling organization from the midsouth, something along those lines at least. This organization featured Nikki Lane as their champion. The title that she held with them will be rebranded as the CCW women’s championship and this match will crown the first, official, CCW women’s champion. Its nothing new that the feud between these two is escalating on a regular basis. We’ve seen this thing building since February, when Nikki first appeared in a CCW ring to help Marni Gras escape an attack from Sweet Sarah Summers. Since then, we’ve seen Nikki take her allegiance to the Pinnacle and focus her attacks on Marni Gras/Lil Bit. Much to her credit, however, Marni Gras is one of the toughest women on the planet. Able to withstand attack after attack, she keeps on fighting. And that is something that really makes her stand out in the CCW Women’s division. She’s fast, athletic and is a complete all around performer. This feud is far from over, but it will be interesting to see how crazy things get in the ring when a title is on the line. And, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw an appearance from Sarah in this match, just to make sure that she isn’t forgotten when it comes to the title.
The CCW Tag Team Titles will be on the line in the co-main event. The former champion, Billy Hills, will be joined this time by his Pinnacle stablemate, the Nephilim, D’Mone, as Jeff O’Dell hopes to lead his team back into gold. Standing against them will be the CCW Champion and one of THE most popular people around, BLASTER, teaming up with one of the top names in the midwest, Kevin Lee Davidson!! KLD worked in Cape Girardeau last year for the Comic Con Show and now that he is taking bookings again, he is setting his sites on Cape Girardeau once again. This will be a barn burner because all of these guys are very strong, as we’ve seen before. KLD is deceptively quick for his size and we know that D’Mone can take to the sky if need be. Its hard to really pick someone with the advantage in this one. Clearly, you would point to the champions to have the “champion’s advantage”, sort of a home court thing. But then you realize that they are dealing with The Pinnacle, a group who is known to be rather sneaky, thanks to their leader Jeff O’Dell. I guess that’s why CCW has brought in former Impact star CRAZZY STEVE!!! Steve, while not part of the match itself, is set to be the special enforcer to make sure that things don’t get too out of hand. Will he have to use force to do that? I guess we’ll find out. But that will level the playing field in this match by a large margin.
Lastly, the CCW Title Match will be a GREAT way to go home. Hollis Giroux, the new crown jewel of the Pinnacle and CCW Champion, will take on current MWR Missouri State Champion, Brandon “Espy” Espinosa in a match that could be a 5 star match. I truly believe that. Hollis has grown by leaps and bounds over the last year since he made his debut at the inaugural CCW show and has proven that he has what it takes to be the man in CCW. He needs to make sure that he’s got his boots laced extra tight, because if not, Espy will wear him out. Espy has over a decade of experience in the ring and it shows every time he steps between the ropes. He’s held multiple titles and is one of our favorites in CCW. Now, with the thought of becoming CCW champion and holding another belt, you KNOW he has to be extra motivated in this match. Can Espy make it happen? Or will The Pinnacle find out a way to win their champion yet another title match? It could go either way. If Espy puts on his warpaint like he said, then we could see a changing of the guard. It will be interesting to see how things unfold on Saturday night, but I do know one thing, both of these guys are coming in hot!
On top of this great card, we’re also going to see CCW General Manager Osby Tomlin come to the ring to have a face to face meeting with Jason “The Fury” Vaughn. If you go back to last month, you’ll remember Jason surprised everyone by wrestling as the Bootheel Outlaw against JD Wilk, only to reveal himself after the end of the match. This feud with Osby and Jason is getting to a fever pitch, so there’s no telling what Osby has in store to deal with Jason Vaughn.
That’s about it for the preview!! As promised, CCW will be making some big announcements for the upcoming One Year Anniversary show in July, as well as other exciting announcements about the company. Don’t forget to get the Fite TV app on your phones/tablets/computers/streaming devices to check out the weekly CCW Chaos shows! Which, if you haven’t seen the first episode, its up on their archive (https://www.fite.tv/watch/ccw-chaos-ep-1/2kdhn/) and I do have to say that it is GREAT!! The group at Pro Wrestling Unscripted did a knock out job of commentary on the first show and I believe that, even as good as that was, its only going to be getting better in the future! Its hard to believe that so much has happened in less than a year!! The future sure is bright around the CCW community, so make sure that you’ve got shades. I’ll be back next week with a post show recap, so in the meantime, be sure to hit up these links down at the bottom and visit some of our good friends.
Hey all!! Its the Smitster back with you today and man, oh man, do I feel rough!!! Haha not how you expected a blog to start, huh? I’ve been slapped in the face with a sinus cold/infection and it knocked me out pretty good over the weekend. Cough syrup is still disgusting, by the way. I just can’t get on the same page with that stuff. But ya know, I don’t think any of you awesome folks stopped by here today to learn about my snot issues haha. No, no, no, we’re here to talk CAPE CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, BAY-BAY!!! I’m sure you’ve seen it by now if you follow them on social media, but the flyer has been posted for the CCW Inferno event on the 24th. Check it out!!
This show will follow in succession of a string of just amazing shows this year that CCW has put on. I’ll be doing my full on preview/write up in the coming week or so. But you can tell that this is going to be a great show!! KLD is BACK on the independent scene and its awesome that CCW is going to be one of his first shows back on the indy scene. Also, the in ring debut of Marko Stunt should be one that you don’t want to miss, especially seeing as how he’s going up against one of our absolute favorite wrestlers in the world, The Best of the Best, Austin Lane. Also debuting will be the Viking Beast, Matheus, in a match set up from the Ashlynn McClure Memorial 5 show, going up against Brandon Barbwire. We’ve got TWO grudge matches, one featuring THE Cody Wilson vs THE Ace Hawkins, as well as Tatt2, making his return to settle a score with Dell Tucker. Plus, CCW will have THREE championship matches on this card. KLD will team with Blaster going up against the Pinnacle members D’Mone and Billy Hills. Nikki Lane makes her return to battle Marni Gras in a battle for the CCW Women’s Championship. And Brandon Espinosa, the Missouri Wrestling Revival Missouri Champion will step between the ropes to take on CCW Champion, Hollis Giroux. Plus, we have General Manager Osby Tomlin set to have an open discussion with Jason Vaughn, stemming from Jason’s surprise return last month.
AND to spice it up a notch, it was just announced earlier by CCW staff members Big Lee, Jason Wells and Barry Karafa that former Impact star CRAZZY STEVE will be in Cape Girardeau on June 24th as a special enforcer during the Tag Team Championship match!! Along with that, he will be signing autographs and doing meet and greets with the fans throughout the evening!! What an amazing bit of news!!
But, that’s not all the big news we got!!! As we found out recently, Cape Championship Wrestling has inked a deal to become part of Fite TV, where their show, CCW Chaos, will be aired. The dates were still unsure until today, when it was also announced that starting on Wednesday, June 14th, CCW Chaos will have a weekly spot on Wednesday nights at 6pm on Fite TV!! Our friends at Pro Wrestling Unscripted, part of the Podzilla1985 podcasting group, are handling commentary, so if you haven’t listened to PWU yet, hit that link down here at the bottom!! And, if you want to know how you can watch CCW Chaos, Wednesday nights at 6pm, follow this handy dandy little link right here https://www.fite.tv/how-to-watch/
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