Monday, February 17, 2020

Signed Cards: James Drake, Manders, and Brian Milonas

This batch of cards were signed in person at local wrestling events here in Maine.


James Drake
Call him the blue collar bad ass or the new age enforcer either way James Drake is excellent in the ring and I'm glad that Limitless Wrestling brings him in a few times a year.  This card is from the Limitless Wrestling Series 1 card set and I got it signed at Limitless Wrestling Twilight Zone


1 Called Manders
I bought the card from Manders and got it signed at Limitless Wrestling Twilight Zone.  This was first time seeing Manders live and he's a cross between Dr. Death and Stan Hansen and I hope he comes back.


Brian Milonas

My buddy Roy picked these up for me at the IWE Anniversary show on January 4th in Brewer, Maine.  The cards were made by Todd Graham of Proving Ground Brand where you to can get your own custom trading cards made.  Following the link above of catch him on Facebook.  Milonas was selling a 9 card set for $10.


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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Signed Trading Cards: Baron Von Raschke, Ron Simmons, Eric Embry

We are going to dive into some more through the mail success that I have had, it's been a good few months.


Baron Von Raschke
These two cards are both from the 1986 Monty card set.  I mailed them to the Baron on November 23rd and go them back on December 5th.  The Baron charges $5 for an autograph, which is very reasonable.



Ron Simmons
This was a huge success for me!  I mailed Mr. Simmons four cards from different times in his career and I got them all back signed plus he sent me a custom made card.  I mailed them on November 23rd and got them back on December 7th.
The first card is from the 1988 NWA Wonderama set, I love getting cards signed from this set!  The second is from the 1991 WCW Championship Marketing set.  The thirds is from the 1997 WWF Cardinal Trivia Game.  The fourth card was released in 2007 by Topps and is part of the WWE Heritage set from that year.


This card is the one that I was given by Mr. Simmons.  I've included both the front and the back of the card so you can see the release information.


Eric Embry

I mailed this card on December 13th and go them back on the 21st!  An eight day turn around, talk about fast!  This card is also from the 1986 Monty set.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Signed Trading Cards: Ivan Putski, Jerry Lawler, & Bunkhouse Buck

This batch is also about some recent through the mail success


"Polish Power" Ivan Putski
This card is from the 1985 Topps WWF card set, it is number 46.  I mailed this card to Mr. Putski on October 26, 2019 and got it back November 8, 2019.


Jerry "The King" Lawler
I mailed these cards to Mr. Lawler's BBQ restaurant in Memphis on October 26th and got them back on November 15th.  The card on the right is from the 1997 Cardinal WWF Trivia game and the card on the left is from the 2003 Fleer WrestleMania XIX set.


Bunkhouse Buck
This card is from the 1995 WCW Cardz set, and I believe that this is the only trading card featuring Jimmy Golden aka Bunkhouse Buck.  I mail it to him on November 16th and got it back on the 27th.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Live Report: NJPW New Beginnings (Durham, NC) - 1/27/2020

This past Monday night, I attended my first NJPW event as part of the US New Beginnings Tour. New Japan promoted the event as being held in Raleigh, NC but it was actually held in Durham, NC a nearby city and home of Duke University and the Durham Bulls. The event took place at the Durham Armory, which is the same location I saw NXT Live last January which is a nice small venue for wrestling.

I must say, New Japan is really organized. Their website is full of great information like what merchandise will be on sale, how much it will cost, whether or not there is an intermission, etc. Once at the arena, the lines were well managed and organized and they even had lines set up for merchandise which I wish more wrestling organizations would do.

I looked at the tickets the morning of the event and saw that over half of the front rows were still not sold. The $200 price tag was ridiculous, as were most of the ticketing prices. Luckily, the Armory is a small venue and doesn’t really have a bad seat, but I would not have glowing things to say about the show had I spent $200 or even $80 on a ticket. Luckily for me, I purchased $30 tickets which were listed to be in the balcony, but NJPW moved seats around to fill in all the gaps. Our seats were actually on the stage, which gave us an elevated view and it was unobstructed so that made me happy.


My fiancé Brandy accompanied me to New Beginnings and we found our seats quickly and shortly before 8 PM Colt Cabana and Toru Yano made their way to the ring to throw out some t-shirts and introduce a young child who was struggling with some health issues. After tossing a few shirts, Tanahashi came out with a signed t-shirt from the locker room for the child.


The card changed quite a bit from the initial announcement with Ibushi getting the flu and then Karl Fredericks suffered a shoulder injury. New Japan didn’t add any wrestlers, but they did move the card around some. I was pleased with the way the matches were laid out, so let’s take a quick look at them:

Yujiro Takahashi defeated Misterioso


This was a decent opening match, running just over nine minutes. I can’t honestly remember anything much of note about the match other than Misterioso’s cool costume and how amazing it was to see New Japan Pro Wrestling in North Carolina. It was cool watching two wrestlers face-off in a New Japan ring with announcements in Japanese.



Yuji Nagata and Satoshi Kojima defeated Alex Coughlin and TJP



I saw Nagata and Kojima last year at the Crockett Cup and they were just as entertaining this year. This was my first time seeing TJP in the ring and while he was smooth, I wish he had a little more ring time. Alex Coughlin took a beating for the majority of the match and ended up eating the pin in the end.



Toro Yano, Colt Cabana, and Rocky Romero defeated Alex Zayne and The Rock N Roll Express



This match went about as you’d expect with Ricky Morton taking a huge beating for the majority of it. I was surprised to see that The Express didn’t get in any of their usual moves like the dive to the outside or Ricky Morton’s new Canadian Destroyer. Instead, this was a pretty basic match with the crowd firmly behind The Rock N Roll Express (we’re in Crockett Country after all). Alex Zayne was pinned and the crowd still cheered for The Rock N Roll Express.



Following The Rock N Roll Express leaving the ring, a familiar tone hits and I look up and see the video screen is showing Marty Scurll’s video. I’m sitting there stunned and confused and wondering whether or not this is an advertisement or what. Then all of a sudden, he emerges and luckily I had my camera ready. You can watch it for yourself. He came out to challenge Jay White at Supercard of Honor and this was by far the coolest surprise I’ve ever experienced live. Brandy had even mentioned on our way to the event that she hoped there would be a cool surprise and I told her not to hold her breath for a NJPW house show in America.





Jeff Cobb defeated Clark Connors


I feel like the event really started to pick up pace with this match. This was my first time see Jeff Cobb live and he is a beast. These two guys put on a heck of a fight with Clark Connors getting in more offense than I expected and showed off some impressive strength on several occasions. Cobb got the win with The Tour of The Islands.



Lance Archer defeated Ren Narita




This was probably my favorite match of the night. I expected it to be a squash match, but instead, this was one of those matches where Archer controlled the crowd so much and got so much heat, that everyone was rooting for the underdog and Ren Narita put on one heck of a show. Archer got the win in the end, but not after Narita got in some flashes of offense and almost had the crowd buying he’d get in the win. Kudos to both of these guys for putting on a very entertaining match.



Yoshi-Hashi, Tanahashi, David Finlay, and Juice Robinson defeated Jado, Chase Owens, Tanga Loa, and Tama Tonga







Everyone came out hitting hard and the action poured out into the crowd for the first few minutes of the match. This was the match I was most looking forward to and I don’t want to say it disappointed, but it was very mediocre and not very memorable. Action went back and forth, chaos erupted a few times, and The Bullet Club did Bullet Club things. In the end Tanahasi managed to pin Jado and the match was over. Afterwards, Tanahashi and his team performed an air guitar concert for the crowd and we all made our way out the door.



Overall I was very happy with the show. I had great seats, it was a great price for the tickets that I bought, and a fun way to spend a Monday night. That’s not to say there aren’t some issues that will no doubt hurt NJPW’s expansion in to the US.

First, the show began at 8 PM on a Monday, which is great for people traveling and I didn’t mind it. However, it was listed to last till 11 PM which makes getting to work a bit difficult on Tuesday. Despite this, the show only lasted till 9:30 PM with a total of an hour and six minutes of actual wrestling in the three hour advertised show. So, let’s say you paid $200 to sit front row for a three hour show and you got half a show, I’d be rather irked.

Second, releasing the cards after tickets going on sale is a shady move and it really sucks for us having to take a chance on New Japan providing an adequate talent pool to come here to the US.

Third, the pricing needs to be adjusted if you aren’t going to bring in all the top stars.

The railing was really close to the ring and I think this prevented much action outside the ring. There were little to no dives and while it was nice to provide such an intimate setting for the event, I think providing the wrestlers a little more room to work out have benefited the show.

Those are my only complaints, which are rather limited to be honest. It was well run, fun, and I’m glad I can say I’ve seen New Japan Pro Wrestling live.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Live Report: Limitless Wrestling 1/24/2020

Limitless Wrestling kicked off their 2020 season in a big way Friday January 24th in Yarmouth, Maine with Flirtin' With Disaster!


Roy meet me at my house and we drove down together.  We met Mikey and Carolyn at the show

From the moment the name of this show was announced it reminded me of the Molly Hatchet song of the same name.  Every time I saw a new post or notification of the show the song popped into my head.  If Randy didn't open the show with this blaring over the speakers it would be a crime.  Well the didn't start with a recording of the song, it started with Ryan Curry rocking it out on the guitar and Rich Palladino belted and awesome rendition of the track!  What a way to start the show!

This show was amazingly fun with so many surprises through-out the night.  The crowd was amazing and the place was sold out, even the standing room only.  I heard they had to turn away about 40 people at the door.  Stinks for them, but good news for Limitless, people shouldn't hesitate to grab a ticket when they can.
I didn't get many pictures because my phone had low battery.

James Drake vs. Brian Pillman Jr.

The second generation star making his Maine and Limitless debut and he couldn't have drawn a tougher card than the blue collar bad ass and fan favorite James Drake.  I personally am a huge fan of Drake, he is a guy that would have thrived back in the day with the likes of Hansen, Brody, Murdoch, and others of similar ilk.

To say this match was hard hitting would be an understatement to say the least.  These two beat the tar out of each other with Pillman taking the brunt of the punishment.  Including a wicked foreman right into Pillman's mush.

Junior busted out a couple his his dad's signature moves including the springboard clothesline and cross body block off the second rope.  Drake hit the vader bomb and his always impressive moonsault.  Drake walked away with the win.

After the show I spoke with Pillman and he stated that this was the first time that they had ever wrestled and they had never touched before in the ring.  That adds so much to the match and I can't want to watch it back on IWTV.

"The Prize" Alec Price vs. Danhausen

Price has got some heat with the audience and Danhausen is beloved.  This was a good match, the crowd was into it which always helps.  Danhausen worked in his no swearing, tequila, and teeth spots.  In the end though a low blow while the referee was picking up teeth and that step up kick the back of the head that Price uses for a finish gave him his first win the Limitless Wrestling.

Legit Price is a face of the future not just in Limitless or New England, but in the world of professional wrestling.

"Red Death" Daniel Garcia vs. Oswald Project

Garcia getting that big time heat from the moment he entered the ring.  At first he seemed to be the reluctant heel but by the end of the match he was embracing the hate.  I'm still not overly impressed with Oswald, we saw a lot more of what he could do in this match than the last but that still wasn't  a lot.

Project spent the majority of the match getting ass handed to him while be begged off not wanting the fight, then when he decided to fight he busted out some interesting offense.  In the end Garcia locked in the sharpshooter and leaned back far enough that he even hooked Project around the head getting the submission win with a nasty move.

Post match Garcia got on the mic and said that this is what happens when someone who gets in the ring isn't prepared the fight.  That he wanted real competition and issued and open challenge that lead to....

"Red Death" Daniel Garcia vs. Kris Statlander

Kris Statlander with the unadvertised surprise appearance.  I thought for sure after November's Last Creature Standing match and with her signing with AEW we had seen the last of our favorite alien.

This was an excellent match!  Statlander is one of the best wrestlers of any gender in wrestling today.  I don't care who she is wrestling Statlander gets a good match out of them.  Not that she needed to work that hard with Garcia who is excellent as well.


Near the end Stat was going for big bang theory when Garcia reversed it into a roll up and the two rolled back and forth exchanging a couple dozen two counts.  In the end though Kris Stat picked up the win.  Post match Garcia attacked Statlander until Ashley Vox made the save.

Ashley Vox vs. Tasha Steelz

This was a good match.  My first time seeing Tasha Steelz live.  Vox worked her fish hook finish through-out the match going back to it several times until finally getting it sunk in good and getting the submission victory.


Maine State Posse: Danger Kid & Aiden Aggro vs. The North: "Walking Weapon" Josh Alexander & "All Ego" Ethan Page

This was announced as a non-title match as The North are the Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Champions.  Mikey and I attempted to start a Monster Mafia chant, but were not successful.  I like that name much better than The North.  This was Alexander's first time in Maine whereas Page has been here a bunch.

As one would expect that was a tremendous match!  Posse continues to get better and with teams like The North coming in to work with them they will continue to get better.  Page and Alexander brought their A game tonight but it wasn't enough as Aggro stole a cradle pin from Alexander giving MSP the upset victory.

In April Limitless is presenting the Prom and an eight team tag team tournament.  I would love for Monster Mafia to come back for this event.

Fatal Four Way: Josh Briggs vs. Jody Threat vs. Alexander Lee with Our Friend Joey Eastman vs. Kevin Blackwood

This was the first match back from intermission and they did a fantastic job bringing the crowd back up from the extended break.  They tried to stick to 15 minutes but Pillman and Statlander had long lines and I can understand the extension.

Alexander Lee came out to Ted Nugent's Stranglehold which is what Kevin Von Erich used back in his World Class days.  I'm probably the only one that noticed though.  Even though she didn't win Jody Threat shined in this match including a blue thunder bomb on Josh Briggs.

Near the end of the match Brandon Kirk walked to the ring surprising Joey Eastman who ran.  He then skewered the head of Lee and then piledrove him on the ring apron taking him out of the match.  He then chased Eastman to the back.  Briggs got the win pinning Blackwood.



Puf vs. Jon Silver

I'm not a fan of Puf, people love him and he's a nice guy, I'm just not a fan of his in ring.  Puf got the pin on Silver, then post match they reconciled drinking a beer together.  I really wanted Silver to take the beer and then beat Puf down.

JT Dunn vs. CJ Cruz

This was a great match!  The two meshed together very well with Dunn continuing to tell Cruz that he wasn't worthy and Cruz proving him wrong.  Cruz went for the BDE: Best Dropkick Ever, but Dunn side stepped him his DBE: Death by Elbow scoring the three count.

After being declared the victor Dunn continued the punishment on Cruz.  Dunn knew even though he got the pinfall he didn't prove what he set out to do which was show that Cruz couldn't hang with him.  When referee Kevin Quinn attempted to pull Dunn off Cruz, Dunn shoved Quinn to the mat.  Quinn then reversed the decision awarding the contest to CJ Cruz.

Dunn continued the beat down on Cruz and Rich Palladino tried to get Dunn to stop the assault when Dunn shoved Rich to the ground.  Well that move pissed off the entire Limitless crowd jumped to their feet letting Dunn know that, that was not cool.  Sincerely you could feel the hostile tension towards Dunn for his actions, and Dunn could too as he wisely left the ring returning to the back.

Let this be a warning to all, keep your fucking hands off of Rich Palladino.

Limitless Wrestling World Championship
"Retro" Anthony Greene vs. Christian Casanova vs. Ace Romero



The world championship match closed out the show, as it should.  Before and throughout the match dueling chants were busted out for Casanova and Acey Baby with Greene being left out of the adulation.  I tried to get the chant going for him but my lone voice wasn't enough.

Scary moment right near the beginning of the match when Ace went to powerbomb Casanova on the ring apron but only the back of Casanova's head made contact.  The crowd was silent while the referee attended to Casanova.  It was a legit unsettling moment.

This match was very hard hitting and high impact.  One moment saw Greene trying to suplex Casanova off the top rope and Ace powerbombing Greene at the same time.  It was wicked.  Greene stole the pin after Casanova his his ax kick on Ace from the top rope and Greene tossed Casanova out of the ring pinning Ace.

Post match Casanova and Greene brawled with Casanova demanding another match against Greene.  Again this match was fantastic, lots of action and some great offense from everyone.  Casanova will be champion someday, just not while Greene is holding onto the gold.


I bought a couple packs of the Series 2 Limitless Wrestling trading cards and managed to get a few of them signed as well.  I detail this in a coming post.

It was a wild and crazy night with some awesome wrestling and fun moments.  I loved the surprise of Kris Stat and the return of Brandon Kirk.  The announcements for the next show at awesome, I'm already excited about next month.

Limitless Wrestling returns Saturday February 22nd at the AmVets in Yarmouth with Anthony Greene defending against "Dirty Daddy" Chris Dickinson and the debut of Trevor Murdoch!! I super stoked about Murdoch coming in!  Tickets on sale Friday January 31st at 7pm.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Final Matches of Randy Savage

In the days leading up WrestleKingdom I found myself with a few days off and I decided to check out some prior January 4th shows at the Tokyo Dome.  I found some great matches and at times unexpected wrestles.  One of those was on January 4, 2000, then called Wrestling World, where "Macho Man" Randy Savage wrestled Rick Steiner.

Savage in the Tokyo Dome before wrestling Rick Steiner
Two things immediately came to mind when I saw this; I don't think I've ever seen them wrestle before and I don't remember Macho Man wrestling in the year 2000, I thought he had left WCW by then.  That was 20 years ago though, so why would I even remember this.

Using my normal sources Cage Match and The History of WWE plus a few other places I was surprised what I discovered about the Macho Man's finals days in the ring.

His last match in 1999 was on August 14th at the Road Wild PPV when he defeated Dennis Rodman in a hardcore match.  On October 25th he appeared on Nitro in Phoenix, Arizona cutting a promo on Vince Russo and the new blood, saying what they did to Hogan and Flair they could never do to him because he wasn't a punk bitch.  Talk about being a world champion in WWF & WCW and that he was looking to pass the torch to someone.  Savage was 47 years old at this point.

Savage vs. Rodman from Road Wild 1999
His next wrestling appearance came at that January 4th Tokyo Dome show for New Japan, his first appearance in New Japan since 1996.  In this match with Rick Steiner Savage was filling in for an injured Goldberg.

His next match was also filling in for an injured Goldberg, this time against Sid Vicious at a WCW House show on January 14, 2000 in Charleston, West Virginia and was pinned by Sid after a powerbomb.  This would end up being the final singles match of Savages career.

His next WCW TV appearance was on the May 2, 2000 episode of Thunder from this historic Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.  During the main event number 1 contender Battle Royal Savage made a surprise appearance 20 minutes into the 23 minute match that Ric Flair would go on to win.  This was also Randy's final WCW appearance.

We wouldn't see the Macho Man in a wrestling ring again until late 2004 in TNA.  Well technically he did appear in a wrestling ring on the season 1 episode 14 of Nikki a wrestling situational comedy where he played James "Pretty Boy" Carter and as Bonesaw McGraw in 2002 for Sam Raimi's Spider-Man.  He looked awesome in both.

Savage on Nikki
On November 7, 2004 TNA presented Victory Road their first ever 3 hour monthly PPV.  At the conclusion of the main event Savage made a surprise appearance confronting NWA World Champion Jeff Jarrett.

He appeared on the November 19th and 26th episodes of Impact confronting Jarrett, Scott Hall, & Kevin Nash building towards a six man tag team match at the next TNA PPV.  At Turning Point on December 5th, Savage teamed with AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy defeating Jarrett, Nash, & Hall in a six man tag team match.

I wouldn't say Savage looked bad in the match but he wasn't the Savage of old.  He'd lost a lot of muscle mass and even covered himself wearing a long sleeve shirt and loose pants.  Earlier in the evening Savage was attack in the back and stuffed in the trunk of a car that sped away after.  With a three on 2 advantage Jarrett, Nash, & Hall got the best of Hardy and Styles for over 15 minutes before Savage walked to the ring.


Tagging himself in he went to work with punches on Jarrett, then Hall & Nash.  There was a three way sleeper hold but Jarrett got out of his.  Jarrett then attempted a sunset flip but Savage punched him in the face and then sat down on his hooking the leg for the three count pinning the NWA World Champion.

I've read that this was supposed to lead to Savage defeating Jarrett for the championship at the January Final Resolution PPV and losing it back to Jarrett at the February Against All Odd PPV.  Image Randy Savages name in the history books as a former NWA World Champion.  He and Flair would then be the only ones to hold the WWF, NWA, & WCW World Championships.


Before anyone says but Kurt Angle the answer is no.  Kurt Angle was the first ever TNA World Champion, yes he held the NWA Championship up after defeating Sting and Christian Cage at Sacrifice however, the NWA had stripped Cage and Team 3D of their NWA Championships earlier that day.  Also when Kurt Angle won the WCW Championship, it was in namesake only as World Championship Wrestling had ceased to exist.

It's odd to me that Savage didn't wrestle during that time between WCW & TNA.  Perhaps he had one of those Time Warner contracts that prevented him.  I always think it's sad when a wrestler, especially the one the caliber or Randy Savage, doesn't get the big send off that I feel they deserve.

It's nice that he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015, but it would have been better if he could have been there himself to accept it.


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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Let's Wrestle Rumble Live Report 01/11/2020

On Saturday January 11, 2020 Let's Wrestle returned to the American Legion Post 84 in Orono, Maine for Chapter 12, the Let's Wrestle Rumble! 
 
Mikey joined Canaan and myself, as well as my nephew AJ for our first wrestling live event of the year.  This is actually my nephew's first ever Indy show and also part of his Christmas present as he asked me to take him to wrestling.  I had taken him to WWE last July.

We parked at the venue then walked next door to have dinner with Roy at the OHOP before heading back to stand inline at the venue.  Because Maine winter can be very dumb at times it was 52 degrees so waiting outside for the doors to open wasn't all that bad. 

I had bought front row seats for use and Mikey was going to buy as General Admission at the door, but someone was trying to give away a front row ticket they had and Mikey was the lucky recipient. This is the third time in the last four shows he's been too that he's gotten a free ticket.

Fatal Four Way: Winner get's the number 30 spot in the Rumble match
Aiden Aggro vs. Davienne vs. Scotty Wild vs. "The Prize" Alec Price


Solid opening match with all four wrestlers giving it their all.  The action was fast paced with his great high intensity.  The crowd was really into it as well.  Aggro stole pin on Wild after Price hit his finish on Wild and Aggro threw him out of the ring.

Devin Blaze vs. Danger Kid

I haven't seen Blaze in a while and post match Kid allude to the fact that Blaze hasn't wrestled in two years.  I thought the match was very good with both guys showing us some good technical wrestling before picking up the pace.  The crowd was super quiet for this match and I can't figure out why.  Multiple times though-out the night it was be as quiet as a library in the building kind of threw me off. 


Finish came when Kid was on the apron and Blaze was suplexing him into the ring and Kid reversed it into a small package for the three count.

Post Match: Aggro came out and Kid asked General Manager Torres and Eric Johnson come to the ring.  Essentially MSP challenged The Stigma to a tag team championship match, they said that Johnson trained them, but he hasn't wrestled them in years and as they are now.  Match was made for the next show on February 8th back in Orono.

DL Hurst vs. CJ Cruz
This was a fantastic match and I'm not surprised.  Both of these guys are two to watch here in New England as these guys are going to have a big 2020.  I'm a fan of both of them, but I was hoping Hurst was going to pick up the win.


Again a fantastic match that went back and forth no one having the clear upper hand but both getting in some great moves.  In the end Hurst fell victim to that beautiful missile drop kick that Cruz has.  I don't know what he calls it but Cruz Missile would be cool.

Fan's Bring the Weapons match
Let's Wrestle Champion: "Classic" Kalvin Strange vs. "Mass Hole" Mike McCarthy

Some decent weapons including an umbrella, a couple kendo sitcks, 7 lbs of used staples, and some ass hole that brought a Dolphins helmet.  To the surprise of no one the match quickly got physical with the weapons coming into the play.  To me though the most violent spot in the match was when McCarthy was standing on the apron and suplexed Strange who was standing in the ring onto the floor.


He then  dumped the blob that was the seven pounds of used staples on the floor and bodyslammed Strange on them.  It was wicked!  The match continued back in the ring where Strange for the upper hand with a cane shot to the head and then a headbutt to McCarthy while wearing the Miami Dolphins helmet.  At this point the Mass Hole was busted open.


Strange would have been wise to keep the helmet on because in the end McCarthy jumped off the top rope finishing Strange with a DDT capturing the championship!


We then had an intermission while the ring and ringside area were cleaned up.  AJ got his photo taken with the Maine State Posse.

Ava Everett's Birthday Bash Open Challenge
Limitless Wrestling World Champion: Retro AG vs. Ava Everett


It's Ava's birthday and the open challenge was answered by her boyfriend AG who gifted her a cake that said It Is Your Birthday and a title shot for the Limitless Wrestling World Championship.  Ava used every dirty trick that she could use and cheated as much as she could, but it wasn't enough for her to win the championship as AG retained with his corner pull up piledriver. 


I know what you are thinking, there is a cake at ringside, whose face did it end up in? Why Eric Greenleaf. 


KenneLee: Alexander Lee & Kennedi Copeland vs. Harris County Club: Bret Ryan Gosselin & Malik Logan


Fun tag team match with KenneLee coming out on top when Alexander Lee pinned Logan after a splash off the top rope. I appreciated the fact that Harris Country Club wore their old school matching gear.  I've only seen Copeland live a few times over the years but I must say that she has gotten better and continues to do better.  I really dig the tag team of KenneLee.


2020 Let's Wrestle Rumble
"The Prize" Alec Price won last eliminating CJ Cruz

I think overall this years Rumble match was better than last years.  Mikey was convinced that D'Lo Brown was going to be a surprise entrant, I even brought my cards just in case, but he wasn't.  Mac Daniels was the number 1 entrant and he brought someone to watch his back just in case one of the referee's tried to get one up on him, Jon Alba.  The crowd was pissed!


We got an entrant every 90 seconds, the ring never filled up too much and once it built up kept a good number of people in the ring at a time.  Mac Daniels lasted the longest in the match with Danger Kid lasting the second longest.  Sara Teller has the distinction of lasting the least amount of time.  Daniels eliminated the most competitors with 6 eliminations.


The save of the match went to Alexander Lee who body surged over Eric Greenleaf to avoid elimination.


I loved when Cruz entered the match and he and Price squared off continuing their feud. It was also cool that it came down to the two of them.  I'm very excited that Price got the win,   I think he and McCarthy will have some great matches over the championship. 


The rumble match built two new opponents for Mac Daniels with how he eliminated Greene and how he was eliminated by Cruz. 


Order of Entry
1 Mac Daniels
2 Retro AG
3 Antoine Nicholas
4 "Iron" Rip Bison
5 Sean Vegan (not sure I got this one right)
6 Ava Everette
7 Lil Blay
8 Davienne
9 Sara Teller
10 Channing Thomas
11 Ike the Bite
12 Danger Kid
13 Jeff James
14 "The Prize" Alec Price
15 Doug Wyser
16 Alexander Lee
17 BA Tatum
18 Jacob Drifter
19 Murdock
20 "Bulldog" Dave Dyer
21 Eric Johnson
22 Bret Ryan Gosselin
23 Malik Logan
24 Dojo Student (didn't catch his name)
25 Kalvin Strange
26 Kennedi Copeland
27 Scotty Wild
28 Jon Alba
29 CJ Cruz
30 Aiden Aggro


Order or Elimination
1 Sean Vegan by Ava Everette
2 Sara Teller by Davienne
3 Rip Bison by Daniels
4 Antoine Nicholas by Thomas
5 Lil Blay by AG
6 Ava by Price
7 Ike by Daniels
8 Jeff James by AG
9 Davienne by AG
10 AG by Daniels while Alba was holding AG's leg
11 Thomas by Danger Kid
12 Doug Wyser by Murdock
13 Murdock by Eric Johnson
14 Jacob Drifter by Dyer
15 BA Tatum by BRG
16 Dojo Student by Dyer
17 Dyer by Johnson
18 Logan by Alexander Lee
19 Alexander Lee by Wild
20 Kennedi Copeland by Wild
21 Scotty Wild by Daniels
22 Kalvin Strange by Johnson
23 Eric Johnson by 7 guys left in the match
24 Jon Alba by MSP
25 Danger Kid by Daniels at the same time as Aggro
26 Aiden Aggro by Price at the same time as Kid
27 BRG by Daniels
28 Mac Daniels by CJ Cruz
29 CJ Cruz by Alec Price


Let's Wrestle returns Saturday February 8th in Orono with Maine State Pose vs. The Stigma for the Tag Team Championships and pick your poison as Mike McCarthy and Alex Price will choose each others opponents.

Also Limitless Wrestling returns January 24th in Yarmouth with Flirtin' With Disaster in Yarmouth, Maine.

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