Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Roy's Review Halloween Havoc 1999

Here is my review of WCW Halloween Havoc on October 24, 1999

Ringside: Tony Schiavone announces that Rey Misterio Jr is injured and he and Konnan have been stripped of the Tag Team Titles. A Triple Threat, Falls Count Anywhere has been made featuring Harlem Heat, The First Family and The Filthy Animals combination of Konnan and Billy Kidman

Match 1: Crusierweight Champion Disco Inferno defeated Lash LeRoux to retain

This was a solid opening contest. There were a few botches and a few okward spots but overall a solid fast paced crusierweight match. Good choice for an opener.

In Ring: Lash LeRoux attackes Disco Inferno and gives him a Whiplash on the title belt.

Earlier Today: Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko arrived at the arena and are met by Saturn. Saturn says that he has been calling them all week and they won't return his calls. Malenko says that he can take The Revolution and stick up his ass. Benoit tells Saturn to relay that to Shane Douglas

Backstage Interview: Mike Tenay w/Harlem Heat. They said that tonight is their night and they will win back the Tag Team Titles.

Match 2: Harlem Heat: Booker T & Stevie Ray defeated The Filthy Animals: Konnan & Billy Kidman and The First Family: Brian Knobbs & Hugh Morrus w/Jimmy Hart in a Falls Count Anywhere Triple Threat Match to win the vacant Tag Team Titles

This was a good fun brawl with tons of chaos all over the place. There were two referees assigned to this one and with good reason. Jimmy Hart got involved, hitting Booker T with a trash can lid. When Booker went after him, Hart ran up the entryway. Knobbs followed and wrecked Booker with a trash can. Stevie Ray also followed and he and Booker beat the piss out of Knobbs with the stage props. They then brawled backstage. In ring Hugh Morrus hit a No Laughing Matter on Konnan threw a table, which appeared to injury Konnan. 

Then backstage, Booker slammed a mummy on Knobbs for the win. Tony Schiavone “He hit him with a mummy. He hit him with a mummy.” Heenan “His mummy is here?” Awful. As Harlem Heat was making their way back to ringside, Kidman got a pin on Morrus which caused a ton of confusion both with the wrestlers and the crowd because the live crowd didn't see the backstage pin. What an awful ending that ruined a good brawl.

Backstage: Ric Flair, with a crowbar, and David Flair arrive at the arena and they look pissed.

In Ring: Diamond Dallas Page and Kimberly come out and talk about Ric Flair spanking Kimberly 14 times. DDP challenges Ric Flair to a strap match. Bobby Heenan wets his pants over the strap match. Awful. Strap matches are one of the worst match types ever. On a side note Kimberly's promo was way better than DDP's. His was terrible.

Backstage: Goldberg arrives. He is looking for Sid Vicious and is super pissed.

Backstage Interview: Mike Tenay with Eddie Guerrero, Billy Kidman and Torrie Wilson. Tenay announces that all the members of The Filthy Animals as well as The Revolution are banned from ringside. Kidman says that is a load of crap because they are a team. Tenay asks about the health of Konnan. Eddie says Rey Rey is with him so don't worry. Tenay then asks if Eddie was wearing Ric Flair's watch. Eddie says that was none of his business. Tenay then asks about Eddie's match with Saturn. Eddie says that every Revolution must come to an end and tonight will be Saturn's.

Match 3: Eddie Guerrero defeated Saturn by DQ

Eddie comes out wearing Ric Flair's watch. He gives it to Bobby Heenan so he can hold it for him. This was a good solid match with a good combination of mat wrestling and fast paced action. For some reason the crowd wasn't into this one at all which hurt the match. The DQ came when Ric Flair ran out with a crowbar and attacked Eddie. This would have been much better had it had a proper ending.

In Ring: Billy Kidman comes out to make the save for Eddie Guerrero but gets wrecked with the crowbar too. Torrie Wilson comes out to check on both Eddie and Kidman but Flair grabs her and lays a big kiss on her and she appeared to like it. Flair leaves but then comes back to get his watch from Heenan.

Backstage: Goldberg is beating the hell out of someone. Officials pull him off and Sid Vicious gets up, bleeding badly, screaming “Is that all you got!”

In Ring: Buff Bagwell says that he has a problem with the 2 new writers from up north that are going to “save” WCW. He says that he also has a problem with Jeff Jarrett. Buff then challenges Jarrett to come out so he can kick his ass. Jarrett comes out with a guitar but Buff beats him up until Lex Luger comes out to get himself a piece of Jarrett. He went to hit Jarrett with the guitar but Jarrett moved and he hit Buff instead. Luger, the dumbass, hit Buff with the guitar handle, it didn't break and most likely injured Buff. Luger then breaks the guitar over the turnbuckle as Jarrett runs away.

Backstage: Mike Tenay is checking on Sid Vicious who is getting his head stitched up. Sid sees the camera and starts flipping out and yells “Let it bleed! Let it bleed!” as he tips over a table.

Backstage: Eddie Guerrero is on the phone telling Misterio and Konnan that they need to come back because they have Filthy Animal business to take care of as he was selling his injuries from earlier.

Match 4: Brad Armstrong defeated Berlyn w/His Bodyguard

They were trying to put this match over as Germany vs. USA. This match was really kind of average and I'm wondering why it was even on the PPV. 

It was nothing more than a squash until Armstrong got what was kind of a surprise win he blocked a neckbreaker and got the pin. After the match The Bodyguard came in and attacked Armstrong.

Backstage Interview: Mike Tenay w/Ric Flair. Flair talks about beating up The Filthy Animals. Flair talks about his strap match DDP and how when he spanked Kimberly, she liked it as did Torrie Wilson when he kissed her. He then says that after he is done with DDP Kimberly is going to get The Nature Boy again.

Match 5: Rick Steiner defeated World Television Champion: Chris Benoit to win the title

This was a solid match but for some reason the crowd wasn't into it. Steiner had the advantage for most of the match but Benoit had a good comeback. The end came when the referee got knocked down, allowing Steiner to bring in a chair. Benoit dodged it and palm striked it into Steiner's face. Benoit then went for a flying headbutt but Steiner threw the chair at him. Dean Malenko then came out and grabbed the chair, and hit Benoit with it. Anyone who didn't see that coming clearly wasn't watching this show. This allowed Steiner get the win. After the match Malenko walked back up the entryway and hugged Saturn who was waiting for him.

Backstage Interview: Mike Tenay w/Bret Hart. Tenay asks Bret about how his ankle might hinder him in his match with Lex Luger, Luger hit Bret in the ankle with a baseball bat 6 days earlier. Bret says that he as wrestled injured before and this won't be the last time. He then says that tonight he will beat Luger.

Match 6: Lex Luger w/Elizabeth defeated Bret Hart

This match was kinda dumpy. Bret dominated Luger for most of the match showing no signs of any ankle injury. Then they both went over the top to the outside and Bret came up limping. Luger gained the advantage, slapped on a single leg crab and Bret tapped out rather quickly.

Backstage Interview: Mike Tenay w/Goldberg. Tenay asked if Goldberg's actions from earlier have made Sid Vicious more dangerous. Goldberg points to Sid's blood on the floor and says that you see what he does to people and tonight he is going to separate his head from his body.

Ringside: Madusa comes out in a bikini and models the new Nitro Cologne. She dances on the announce table. Then gets down and grabs a microphone. She pretends to put over the cologne but says that you can tell the super powers from New York that this is bullshit. She then dumps the cologne all over Bobby Heenan. Awful.

Match 7: WCW Champion: Sting defeated Hulk Hogan to retain

This was fucking terrible. Hogan no showed his entrance then when he finally came out, he was in street clothes and just laid down so Sting could pin him. The crowd booed the fuck out of this.

Match 8: Goldberg defeated United States Champion Sid Vicious to win the title

This was kinda dumpy and really disappointed me. The buildup throughout the show made want to see this match. Goldberg busted open Sid early on and that pretty much spelled the end for Sid. Sid was bleeding so bad that it was all over Goldberg too. In the end Sid collapsed because of blood loss, the referee called the match and awarded title to Goldberg. Rick Steiner then came out to help Sid to the back but Sid kept refusing the help and wanted to continue fighting.

In Ring: Sting says he didn't come to Las Vegas for a night off. He came for a fight. He then challenges anyone in the back to a match later on tonight.

Match 9: Diamond Dallas Page w/Kimberly defeated Ric Flair in a Strap Match

The rules of this match were pin or submission not smack all four corners, which was way better. This was a good brawl. They battled all through the crowd. When they got back to ringside, Flair laid a big kiss on Kimberly. This allowed Page to gain the advantage and bust Flair open. They battled back into the ring and Flair worked Page's leg and put on the Figure 4 but Page got out.

Then all of a sudden Page hit the Diamond Cutter and referee Charles Robinson reluctantly counted to 3. Page was pissed at Robinson so he gave him a Diamond Cutter too. Page then started choking Flair with the strap until David Flair came out with a crowbar to help his dad. Kimberly blocked him and kneed him in the nuts. She took the crowbar and gave it to Page who smashed Ric Flair in the nuts with it. Then he gave David Flair a Diamond Cutter. Aside from the abrupt ending to the match, this was pretty good.

In Ring: EMTs come out to help Ric Flair. David Flair and Charles Robinson are both crying.

Backstage: As the EMTs were stretchering Flair to an ambulance, The Filthy Animals came out of nowhere and attacked him while Torrie Wilson video taped it. They stuffed him in the ambulance and drove away.

Match 10: Goldberg defeated WCW Champion Sting to win the title

This was okay for a 3 minute World Title match. The battle spilled to the floor almost instantly. Back in the ring Sting gained the advantage and out of nowhere hit spear on Goldberg. 

He no sold it, jumped back up and hit a spin kick on Sting. Goldberg then missed a spear in the corner allowing Sting to hit 3 Stinger Splashes. Goldberg then out of nowhere hit a Spear, then a Jackhammer for the win.

In Ring: Sting disputes the decision with referee Charles Robinson. Then Sting hits a Scorpion Deathdrop on Robinson.

Overall this show scored a 54 out of 100 for an overall score of 54%. This show was watchable but the overbooking really hurt it. The midcard guys put on some good wrestling matches just the stupid, necessary, interference endings ruined them. Its to bad that they weren't allowed to just go out and wrestle. If that were the case this may have been an awesome show. The main event guys on the other hand, except for Page and Flair, put on a bunch of stinkers. The Sting/Hogan title match was an embarrassment. This entire PPV felt more like an episode of Nitro than something I would want to spend $40 on.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Nasty Girls: Linda Dallas & Kat LeRoux

Women's Wrestling is more popular now than it has ever been in my lifetime with the casual wrestling fan.  After the Rock n' Wrestling boon of the mid 80's the Women's Wrestling seen slowly began to dwindle on the national level.  It didn't disappear it just wasn't as prevalent but it was kept alive with such groups as the Ladies Professional Wrestling Association, Powerful Women of Wrestling, and Delta Tiger Lillies to name a few.  Two women who toured this circuit as well as having exposure on the national level were Linda Dallas and Kat LeRoux (sometime spelled Kat LaRoux)

The Nasty Girls: Kat LeRoux & Linda Dallas
Information on these two ladies on the internet is scarce except what I have managed to put together in my research.  I would have thought with all the wrestling conventions these two, as well as Misty Blue, Black Venus, Heidi Lee Morgan, and other from that time frame would be making appearances at them.  I still hope one day to be able to meet them and thank them for their contributions to wrestling.

Linda Dallas

Hailing from the Utica, New York area Dallas began training in 1983 with Killer Kowalski in Massachusetts.  A long time opponent of Misty Blue they two would wrestle many matches against each other in many promotions from the independents, AWA, NWA, WCW, and more.  Often Linda Dallas found herself traveling around with Misty Blue and Kat LeRoux as well as other including Black Venus, Mad Dog Debbie, and more.

In 1985 Dallas would appear for Verne Gagne's AWA, and World Class Championship Wrestling in Texas.  In 1986 she found her way to Jim Crockett Promotions wrestling on and off until 1988.  She traveled around the independents in the northeast including Joel Goodhart's Tri-State Wrestling Alliance in 1990.  In 1991 Dallas and her troupe wrestled a few shows for World Championship Wrestling.

It was in the LPWA: Ladies Professional Wrestling Association that Linda Dallas and Kat LeRoux would adopt the tag team name of The Nasty Girls.  Even though they had been teaming together on and off for a few years.

The Fall 1994 issue of Fighting Females Magazine has an interview with Linda about her retirement.  I have been trying to find this issue so I can read the interview.

The last record of a match I can find of Linda's was for the TWWF: Trans World Wrestling Federation in Sayreville, New Jersey on October 3, 1992 she was defeated by Misty Blue.

One of my favorite things about Linda Dallas was how she would yell and carry on in the ring.  At her opponent, at the referee, the audience, she was so loud and it was great!

Kat LeRoux

Trained with Killer Kowalski at his school in Malden, Massachusetts at the age of 16 debuting in 1985.  Initially a baby face teaming with Misty Blue before turning heel and joining Blue's nemesis Linda Dallas remaining heel for the rest of her career.

Kat LeRoux with Misty Blue
Her career path appears to parallel that of Linda Dallas, she too worked for, IWF, ICW, USWF, NCW, Jim Crockett Promotions, Florida Championship Wrestling, Delta Tiger Lillies Joel Goodhart's TWA and Tor Berg's LPWA where she teamed with Linda Dallas and they adopted the name The Nasty Girls.

She did and an interview in New Wave Wrestling Magazine issue 10 April 1993.  Again I'm trying to find a reasonably priced copy of this magazine to learn more about her story.

The last recorded match that I can find of Kat's is for the WWA: World Wrestling Association in Clementon, New Jersey on May 1, 1993 and she too was defeated by Misty Blue.  I read that she retired in 1995.

What both of these lovely ladies did after they left wrestling is essentially a mystery.  Again I would love to see them show up at a convention so fans can pay their respects.

You can find their matches on the WWE Network just search their names.  Also YouTube has many of their matches from through-out their careers.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lesser Known Second Generation Wrestlers

Not all second generation wrestlers are as well knows as Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, The Guerrero's, The Harts, and more.  Here are some second or third generation wrestlers you may not have heard of or remember.

Amy Hennig
This third generation wrestler is the daughter of "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig, grand daughter of Larry The Axe, and sister of Curits Axel.  She began her training in 2008 with Harley Race and wrestled for his promotion the WLW holding the WLW Ladies Championship three times.
The last match I can find that she competed in was July 17, 2010.

Brad Anderson
The son of Gene Anderson, this second generation wrestler was trained by his father and Nelson Royal.  He wrestled primarily in the Mid-Atlantic area including Jim Crockett Promotions.  He also competed in Puerto Rico and the Pacific Northwest.

I saw Brad wrestled in 2009 at the NWA Legends Fanfest in Charlotte, North Carolina, in fact I cannot find a record of him having a match after this night.  He wrestled "Man Scout" Jake Manning and Anderson was over like gangbusters!  He worked the left arm the entire match and used the hammerlock slam, which I popped for, getting the win over The Man Scout.

Bryant Anderson
The son of Ole Anderson Bryant began training at the WCW Power Plant debuting in 1993 for WCW.  The majority of his short career was spent in Smoky Mountain Wrestling where he engaged in a feud with Tracy Smothers that ended with a series of "I Quit" matches with Smothers coming out the victor.  Anderson retired in 1995 shortly after the closure of SMW

Kelly Kiniski
The oldest son of former NWA World Champion Gene Kiniski, Kelly was trained by his father and debuted for Stampede Wrestling in 1980.  He would later wrestle for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling holding the tag team titles with The One Man Gang.  He then went to World Class Championship Wrestling winning the Television Championship.  He would also wrestle in the AWA before retiring in 1987.

Nick Kiniski
Also trained by his father, he was an amateur stand out and was an alternate on the 1984 Canadian Olympic Team.  He made his pro debut in 1985 in Oklahoma.  He would wrestle Texas All Star Wrestling, Pacific Northwest Wrestling, the AWA, and finished his career in World Class.  He also wrestled a handful of matches for the WWF including a match at Madison Square Garden.  He retired from wrestling in 1990 when World Class merged with USWA.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

The Last Match: WCW Mid-Carders of the 90's

In this edition of The Last Match I explore a few of WCW's mid-carders of the 90's.  Let's face it, WCW was never really known for building stars, but they did have a few gimmicky mid-carders that are memorable.

Johnny B. Badd
March 5, 2006 World Wrestling Legends, Orlando, Florida
with Russ Rollins defeated Normal Smiley & The Blue Meanie

Marc Mero began his wrestling career in 1990 training with the Malenkos.  After working as a jobber for WCW he was signed to a contract and made his debut as Johnny B. Badd at the first SuperBrawl. He would become a three time WCW World Television Champion before leaving in 1996. 

He would go one to join the WWE for three years and then make a single appearance return in WCW where he looked to challenge Tank Abbott but nothing ever came of it.  He would show up sporadically in TNA from 2004 - 2005 as Johnny B. Badd.  He is now a motivational speaker.

The Equalizer
August 20, 1997 PWA, Kingsburg, NJ
was defeated by JL Superstar

William Danenhauer was trained by Len Denton debuting in 1989 traveling around the independents, Germany and Japan.  He would debut in WCW in 1993 as The Equalizer.  In 1994 he would be repackaged as the simply minded Dave Sullivan the dyslexic brother of Kevin Sullivan often referring to himself as Evad. He was also Hulk Hogan's number 1 fan.  He and Kevin would eventually feud over Kevin's hate for Evad's hero.  His last appearance in WCW was the World War III 60 man battle royal in 1996

"Das Wunderkind" Alex Wright
May 13, 2003 NAWA Rock N' Wrestling Night 5, Uelzen, Germany
defeated Chris The Bambikiller

Trained by his father he wrestled his first match at just 16 in Germany in 1991.  He was signed by WCW in 1994 at just 19 and debuted as Das Wunderkind.  At Starrcade 1994 he defeated Jean Paul Levesque (Triple H) in his first ever PPV match. 

He would flounder on the mid-card for the next several years a baby face and heel winning the WCW World Television, Cruiserweight, and Tag Team Championships holding them for a combined 51 days.

In 1999 he would return under a new gimmick as Berlyn, he had a new look, refused to speak English instead being accompanied by a female interpreter and a bodyguard called The Wall. This character didn't last very long and he went back to being Alex Wright.  It's a shame because I really like the Berlyn character, also I thought Wright was good in the ring but his talent was wasted.  He stayed with WCW until the WWE buyout returning to Germany to eventually starting his own promotion. 

Maxx Payne
July 20, 1996 CWA Catch Cup 1996, Wien, Austria
defeated Ulf Hermann in a street fight

Darryl Petersen was trained by Red Bastien debuting in 1987.  He would travel to New Japan Pro Wrestling training in their dojo.  He took on the persona of Maxx Payne a heavy metal guitarist wrestling in the Continental Wrestling Association winning their championships.  In 1992  he toured Germany with Catch Wrestling winning their championships.

In 1993 - 1994 he wrestled for WCW his best known match was a Chicago Street Fight teaming with Cactus Jack in a losing effort against the Tag Team Champions: The Nasty Boys at Spring Stampede 1994.  He was released in 1994 signing with the WWF as Man Mountain Rock leaving the promotion after a year.  

Van Hammer
April 11, 2009 Maryland Championship Wrestling, Dundalk, Maryland
defeated Champ Champagne

Mark Hildreth was trained by Boris Malenko debuting in 1991.  That same year he was signed by WCW has Heavy Metal Van Hammer.  He would have an impressive start racking up a string of victories over the likes of Terry Taylor, Cactus Jack, and other before being defeated by Jack at Clash of the Champions XVII.  That would be the highlight of his career.  He would leave WCW in 1993, returning in 1994 until early 1995.  He would return in November 1997 as a member of Raven's flock, then join the Misfits in Action before being released in July 2000. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Signed Trading Cards: Paul London, Jonathan Gresham, The Batiri

Back on May 13th I attended the Limitless Wrestling event Problematic at the Westbrook Armory, you can read all about it here.  While there I managed to add a few signed cards to the collection.

Paul London

The card on the left is from the Topps 2005 Payback UK card game, the one on the right is from the Topps 2007 Face Off card game.

He also signed one for Canaan from the Topps 2006 Insider Italian set.

Jonathan Gresham

The card on the left is from the Missouri Wrestling Revival set and the one of the right is from the UK Resurrection wrestling magazine set.

I bought the MRW card direct from them here, Gresham had the Resurrection card that I bought off him for $5.

The Batiri: Kodama & Obariyon

I got this card at the Chikara: Blink show I went to this past March in Kennebunk, you can read about that show here.  This card is from the set Chikara released starting back in 2006 releasing cards over the next few months.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Limitless Wrestling: Problematic May 13, 2017 Report

On May 13th Limitless Wrestling was once again back in Westbrook at the National Guard Armory  presenting their show Problematic.

After it was announced that Colt Cabana would be appearing I told my cousin Jonny about it knowing he would want to go.  Even though he's not a wrestling fan he is a fan of Colt based on the footage I've shown him of Wrestling Road Diaries and Worst Promo Ever.  This was Jonny's second wrestling show, the first being last fall but you cannot compare the two.

After my daughters birthday party Jonny, Canaan, Alex, and myself loaded up in Vanna and headed south to meet up with Mikey & Roy for what we expected to be a good night of wrestling, that ended up being an outstanding night of wrestling.

Our VIP tickets entitled us a picture and autograph from Paul London and I must say he is one of the nicest guys I have met.  So down to earth and very friendly and talkative with all the fans.  I had heard a lot of positive things about his fan interactions but to see it in person through-out the show show how genuine he truly is. 

That being said anyone I talked to that night, Xavier Bell, Anthony Greene, Johnathan Gresham, Colt Cabana, The Batiri, were awesome.  Even Sydney Bakabella.

Another packed house, I would wager well over the 400 mark by bell time and no one, absolutely no one went home disappointed.  Well I sorta did, not with the wrestling action but with how the lighting this time really messed with my phone's camera.  This is the third time seeing Limitless in this building, but my phone did an update since the last and I don't care for how the pictures came out.

Brian Cage defeated Flip Gordon

When this match was initially announced I was very excited because I have seen enough of their matches individually that I knew the potential that these two could have together and was not let down!  Gordon recently signed with Ring of Honor and rightfully so, Brian Cage really is a fucking machine.  They tore it down form the moment the bell rang.

Very fast paced spilling to the floor right in front of us.  Cage showing for a big man he can move hitting a very impressive standing moonsault.  Flip got a near fall with a 450 splash, but in the end was not able to usurp the might of Cage.

Jeremy Leary & Skylar defeated Cam Zagami & Tyler Nitro w/ "Big" Mike Gamble

A solid match that had the dubious distinction of having to follow the opening contest.  Zagami and Nitro are the reluctant team with Cam being hard on Gamble being critical of everything about him.  After taking quite the beating in the match Nitro when for the tag and Cam short armed him then dropped off the apron leaving Nitro on his own.

Gamble got all fired up refusing to follow Cam to the back and desert Nitro.  He hopped up on the apron taking Cam's placing extending his arm for the tag.  I need to add the crowd popped big time for this as they had been booing Cam from the beginning of the match while cheering Nitro and Gamble.

Nitro battled back and went for the tag, when Gamble dropped off the apron and I was admittedly shocked not expecting this turn.  Leary and Skylar hit their finish getting the pin on Nitro.  Cam and Gamble cut a post match promo on Nitro where Cam sat on Gamble after splashing Nitro.   I want to see these two in a hair vs. hair match.

JT Dunn pinned Jonathan Gresham

This was my first time seeing Gresham live and I had only seen a few matches of his on YouTube previously.  I was so impressed with Gresham's mat based offense where he popped me big time when he busted out the Jim Breaks special!  If you don't know Jim Breaks please take a moment to read my blog post about him here.

This match was unique from everything else on the card.  It was ground based where Gresham worked Dunn's arm and Dunn worked Gresham's leg.  In the end though it was Dunn's Death by Elbow to the back of Gresham's head that got the win for Dunn.  Post match Dunn proclaimed to be the face of Limitless Wrestling.  I was to see Gresham on every card going forward.

"Top Shelf" Troy Nelson defeated Colt Cabana w/ Sydney Bakabella

After both Kikutaro and Dick Justice fail to stop Top Shelf Bakabella brought in his next assassin Colt Cabana to end Nelson.  Well, actually it appeared as though Cabana didn't want anything to do with Bakabella as when the manager tried interfere on Cabana's behalf Colt refused to take the low road.  Ultimately though, it was Bakabella's interference that cost colt the match as Nelson pinned him with a high stacked school boy.

This match was a lot of fun!  Pre-match Colt has grabbed a kid and carried him around a bit, Nelson then held a small child.  Not to be outdone Colt tried in vein to lift Alex and then moved on to me.  Now, Colt got one arm behind me and lifted one leg up, I debated throwing the other leg up but being a big fella hesitant because I didn't want to land on the back of my head. During intermission Colt joked with me, you should have gone up, I could handle it.

Colt seemed to be truly enjoying himself as he chopped the hell out of Nelson and pants him several times during the match.  The finish came when Colt ran from the back of the venue through the fans, into the ring, across the ring double axe handling Bakabella leading to being pinned by Nelson.

"All Good" Anthony Greene defeated Paul London

Another match that I was excited about when it was announced.  Greene has improved so much over the last few years and seeing him in the ring with someone the caliber of London just shows how good he really is. 

London serenaded the crowd singing us his entrance music, "Never Too Young To Die" the title song from the hit movie of the same name starring John Stamos and Gene Simmons.  I have seen this movie and was familiar with this song.  I must say it was quite the experience.

I really enjoyed this match, London heeled it up through-out. When the action came to the floor in front of us they took turns holding each other for the fans to chop their opponent.  AG held London wife for Alex to chop him and I'm happy to say that Alex redeemed himself and connecting with several very loud chops on London.  Back in August at an IWE show Alex was given the opportunity to light someone up and his foot slipped and he it didn't end well for him.

After the succession of chops London struck AG with multiple superkicks then ran all they way around the ring only to end up eating one himself.  Later in the match London executed a second rope shooting star press out of nowhere that took everyone by surprise.  In the end though Greene got the pin ending a fantastic match.  I had commented on Facebook that I had high expectations for this match and I was not let down.  Post match London cut a promo putting over Greene. 

Next up was a much needed intermission.  Jonny said to me, this is only the halfway point, I'm already exhausted.  At intermission I got Gresham to sign the Missouri Wrestling Revival card of his that I had and he had one last Resurrection card from the UK that I picked up for $5.  Also preshow I got Paul London to sign two cards for me, I also gave him one.  Post show I got the Batiri to sign a Chikara trading card that I had just gotten at the show in March.  Blog post to follow showing my new signed cards.

with John Gresham, being photo bombed by Tonya
The Maine State Posse: Danger Kid & Aiden Agro defeated The Batiri: Kodama & Obariyon

I like both of these teams but today they just didn't click together. 

Le Tabarnak De Team: Mathieu St. Jacques & Thomas Dubois and Buxx Belmar defeated Xavier Bell, "Kingpin" Brian Milonas & Mike Graca

My first time seeing Le Tabarnak De Team, they have a lumberjack gimmick and hail from Quebec, Canada.   I was really impressed with them.  This match was a lot of fun with action all over the ring.  Belmar has a gimmick of acting odd and being gross, Graca has a similar gimmick of acting strange.  I want to see these two in a one on one match. 

The fans were fully behind Xavier Bell, Milonas and Graca, but Tabarnak are a team who work together on a regular basis, they should be able to out do their opponents teaming for the first time, and they did. 

Post match Tabarnak were going to continue the beat down on Graca, but Maine State Posse made the save with Alexander Lee making it three on three.  I'm sure we'll see that in July when Limitless returns to Westbrook.

Mr. Grim defeated Alex Chamberlain w/ Jon Alba

This was the Bangor native, Alex Chamberlain's, return to Maine.  I had last seen him at the Boston Pro Wrestling Marathon in 2015.  Jon Alba is a local reporter for Channel 7 in Bangor.  He's playing the obnoxious heel manger who thinks he is better than everyone else.  He was conducting a star search and chose Chamberlain as his first protege. 

This match was decent, Chamberlain hit his stiff DDT finisher but Alba jumped on the ring apron in celebration which distracted the referee from making the count.  This distraction ultimately cost Chamberlain the match.  After when Alba was giving the riot act to him for losing he walked into a jumping front kick from Mr. Grim, who them put Alba in his trademark bodybag and carried him to the back.

Sadly we were not treated to his sick jump spinning piledriver.  Not to sure how Alba comes back from this other than to find new chargers to go after Mr. Grim and Chamberlain.

Fans Bring the Weapons Match: Ace Romero defeated AR Fox

I've been to other Fans Bring the Weapons Matches before and I've seen fans bring light tubes and barbed wire and what not, and they never use those items.  I was not expecting to see what we got, which essentially was a death match, and I loved it!  These two beat the tar out of each other, it was fantastic!  At the start all the plunder was placed on the ring apron including this large light tube contraption.

Fox attempted to jumpstart the match with a boot to the face, but Romero was ready for him.  After a few minutes of back and forth action the went to the floor.  Fox hit Ace in the head with a guitar hero guitar that had no give to it at all, it looked devastating!  Ace then broken a box can over Fox's head.  They returned to the ring and the first of the lightubes were used on both men.  Fox's shoulder was torn open and Ace has some lacerations on his head.

It really broke down from there with use of the chair and other weapons before more light tubes came into play.  Ace had a crown royal bag and we all thought thumbtacks were coming out, but it was gummy bears.  He then dumped out a box of legos, followed by a box full of bottle caps.  The canvas was just covered with broken glass, toys, metal, and fruit snacks for an amazing visual.

The light tube contraption was brought in the ring and placed on a table near the corner.  Eventually Ace put Fox through it was a death valley driver that shredded both of them.  It was quite an explosive visual.  Ace scored the pin ending the carnage.

Post match Fox told Ace that this wasn't over between them, and in July he's challenged Ace and his Take Me Home Tonight partner Anthony Greene to a tag team match against him and his partner Rey Fenix! Hell yes!

Once again Limitless produced an outstanding night of wrestling!  This night ran the gamut of match styles from comedy, mat based technical style, and closed out with a death match.

I'm already excited for July 21st with Rey Fenix and Super Crazy!

Thank you to Randy Carver for promoting the show, to all the wrestlers on the card, and specifically to AR Fox and Ace Romero for putting themselves through what they did to entertain us. 

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