Originally this show was slated to take place at the Westbrook Armory, however just two weeks prior to the event Limitless was forced to change venues because of a rescheduled Military event now taking place there. Limitless moved to the Portland Club, a venue they had run earlier in the year the only downside it is a smaller building cutting potential ticket sales by 75 tickets.
Canaan, Alex, and I got down to the venue at quarter past five because I wanted to get street parking close by as I had to go to work after and wanted to be able to make a quick getaway after the show. The only thing that bugged me was when we got in there wasn't enough seats for us in a row in the front row to sit together. There are six of us that get front row and three that get general admission and we like to seat near each other and we couldn't.
VIP get's in early and for the $15 more per ticket getting a picture with and autograph from Matt Cross, although he's cool, it wasn't worth it to me. Because I take my son that translates to an extra $30 which is a lot. Personally I think VIP and Front Row should get in early with the VIP advantage being the photo and autograph with whoever the selected wrestler is.
Also Teddy Hart was supposed to appear and wrestle Josh Briggs, but he was unable to attend due to a court appearance in Texas stemming from an incident last year. Promoter Randy Carver has promised when Hart is available he will come to Limitless to face Josh Briggs.
One last thing, the lighting in there was terrible and a lot of my pictures didn't come out very well because of it. Here are the best of what I got.
Lets get to the show!!
Ace Romero pinned Sami Callihan
I tweeted that I couldn't wait to watch these guys kick the shit out of each other and I was not disappointed at all! Ace is just getting better with every passing match he wrestles he can move unbelievably for a man his size.
The match started out explosively and the fast pace didn't let up. Callihan even managed a death valley driver and a body slam which was impressive! Ace got the pin with his versions of a black hole / boss man slam.
Jordynne Grace pinned Jessicka Havok
Havok was advertised for the Six Way Scramble but Grace who had no advertised opponent came out and challenged Havok one on one. No complaints at all from me because these two girls put on a hell of a show and really went at each other.
This was my first time seeing them both live and they did not disappoint! Stiff wrestling both in the ring and on the floor with back and forth action. Again they were really laying it into each other but in the end a Grace pushed Havok up on the second rope and threw her down with a powerbomb for the pin.
Josh Briggs pinned Darby Allin
Allin substituted for Teddy Hart and Briggs let him know this early. I think a lot of people were surprised with just how good Darby is. Evolved has put a could mini-docs featuring him on their YouTube page and you should go check them out.
This was just a damn good match! Allins athleticism flying around the ring with precision is much more impressive live. Briggs can move for a big man and you should take advantage of the opportunity to watch him now before he is in NXT.
I want to see Allin back in Limitless no doubt about it!
The Thick Boys: Jon Silver & Jay Freddie defeated The Maine State Posse: Alexander Lee & Danger Kid
The Posse drops another match this time without Aggro. The first three matches were so wild and crazy that I felt bad that for the first half of the match the crowd was regrouping and wasn't reacting well. Decent tag team match with the Thick Boys getting the win with their double team finish where both members of the team pinned Alexander Lee, which is an illegal pin.
Post match Joey Eastman came out and offered his managerial services to The Posse who declined, so Eastman called them a bunch of losers and teased that Aggro wasn't there because of that.
Matt Cross pinned Petey Williams
A lot of people there were excited for this match, four were there specifically for Matt Cross. These two veterans started off slow and let the match build to a crescendo with Cross getting the pin. At one point during the match Williams had Cross in a single leg crab that transitioned into an STF, then crossface, then rings of Saturn before Cross made it to the ropes for the break.
When Williams was announced for the show I said I hope he doesn't do a Canadian Destroyer. The reason for that is because it's become the most over done highspot in indy wrestling, everyone does it and it is no longer impressive. Mikey, Roy, and others insisted that there was no way he wasn't doing one. My second caveat was is if he does it then no one on the card should be able to. Well not only did not one on the card do one, but Williams didn't either! He teased it but never hit one and people were pissed! HAHAHAHA, I love it!
Maxwell Jacob Friedman submitted Jonathan Gresham
This match had more comedy than I expected it would, but also fantastic mat wrestling from Gresham. Surprisingly though Freidman got the submission victory with his modified arm bar. I say this in every report that I do but Friedman must be the best heel on indy's right now. He is so friggin good, quick on the mic, and is not afraid to be a chicken shit. I enjoy him thoroughly.
Friedman would not release the submission until Matt Cross made the save. He then challenged MJF to a match on January 19th.
"Dirty Daddy" Chris Dickinson pinned Cam Zagami
Zagami came out for this American Grit open challenge, music started and everyone looked towards the entry way when Dickinson hit the ring from behind in his street clothes to a monstrous ovation! He leveled Zagami then hit a pazuzu bomb kicking Zagami to the floor after while soaking in the thunderous "Dirty Daddy" chant. He then grabbed the mic to cut a promo and said "I fucking forgot that this was an actual match" so he pazuzu bombed Zagami for the three count.
Now post match he cut a scathing promo on Eddie Kingston, about him being afraid to wrestle him, that he was going to hurt him. Honestly I couldn't tell if he was shooting or not. He challenged Kingston to a match January 19th when Limitless returns to Westbrook.
Christian Casanova pinned Ethan Page
Before the match Stokely Hathaway came out and propositioned Casanova to join the Dream Team, he did. Page and Casanova had a great match, Page dominated the majority and when the ref got in the way he ate a boot in the face.
Casanova was going to cheat when Mr. Grim came out to a big ovation. He then attacked Page joining the Dream Team. Casanova leveled Page with a chain and got the three count. Post match the Thick Boys ran out making the save preventing Grim and Casanova from laying in a beat down on Page.
Scramble Match: Terra Calaway defeated Skylar, Willow Nightingale, Davienne, Kennedi Copeland, & Ashley Vox
Ashley Vox replaced Jessicka Havok in this match. As always with the six way scrambles there was a great mix of styles and talent in the ring. It was a fun match with one particular scary moment when Willow Nightingale was going for a moonsault from the second rope to the floor and it looked like the rest almost didn't catch her. Made my stomach flutter.
Calaway got the win with a pin on Copeland, was surprised to see her get the win. I would like to see them all comeback, but I'm partial to Miss Nightingale.
"All Good" Anthony Greene wrestled JT Dunn to a double count-out
Greene came to the ring first flanked by two flunkies that stood between him and the fans, it's was hilarious! This was a great match! Dunn took out both flunkies and then Greene jumped him from behind. They battled all over the floor and then finally got back into the ring when the ref called for the bell.
The match then went a direction I wasn't expecting, not that it wasn't good. It culminated with the ref getting hit in the dick, then AG hitting Dunn followed by Dunn hitting AG so all three were rolling around holding their junk.
Then the match went where I thought it would. Dunn hurt his knee, AG took advantage working it for several minutes, Dunn's comebacks were thwarted by his knee until he finally managed to work through the pain. Dunn never stopped selling the knee even after the match, I appreciate that. We had a series of false finishes and then both men were on the apron where Dunn nailed a tombstone piledriver on the ring apron and then both thudded on the floor. The ref started the 10 count and Dunn almost made it back in but AG prevented him ending in the double count-out.
Post match the flunkies attacked Dunn, Ace Romero made the save, Dunn didn't appreciate it. Josh Briggs came out attacking Romero tossing him to the floor, then did a dive over the ring post onto the floor onto everyone. He then said that he was the Ace of Limitless not them and challenged them to a fatal four way match in January.
At intermission I got a few cards signed and had really great interactions with Jessicka Havok, Sami Callihan, Jordynne Grace, Matt Cross, & Petey Williams. Limitless was dealt a tough hand with the venue change only a short time before the show and did a great job pulling it off. I wasn't a big fan of this building simply because it's not big enough, other wise it's a great venue.
Limitless Returns to the Westbrook Armory Friday January 19, 2018, already advertised:
The debut of Deonna Purrazzo
The return of "The King of Taunts" David Starr
Matt Cross vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman
Chris Dickinson's challenge to Eddie Kingston
Fatal Four Way: Josh Briggs vs. Ace Romero vs. JT Dunn vs. "All Good" Anthony Greene
Sincerely if you like wrestling or even if you don't and are looking for a great time you need to come to Limitless Wrestling.
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