Vacationland Pro Wrestling returned on November 20th in Brewer for their one year anniversary show. Jonathan Gresham was originally slated to appear, however pulled off the card, he was replaced by Mike Bennett.
Canaan and I headed up early meeting Randy and Roy and Mad Kats for some grub before the show. We had little bit of time to kill and checked out Bull Moose where I get a few VHS tapes.
Doors opened at 5:30 for non-VIP and the show was slated for a 6pm bell time, however the show didn't start until 6:20pm mostly due to a severe car crash near by that shut the road down. We followed Roy over the backway and unknowingly avoided the crash.
This was a very big crowd tonight, I'd say double from the last time I was here for the barbed-wire death match. I credit it all to Ricky Morton! Before the show we chatted with Ricky Morton for close to half an hour and he couldn't have been nicer! I got some cards signed and photo with both Morton's, Ricky put his WWE Hall of Fame ring on me.
For A Spot in the Main Event Ladder Match
Bobby Ocean defeated Rhett Titus
The was a great opening match and was an old school wrestling match. The crowd was behind Bobby wanting to see him get the win, and he did, however his feet were tangled in the ropes. I don't think it was intentional, but the referee didn't see it and record book with show he got the pin with his feet on the ropes. Rhett's got a legit complaint for a rematch.
Number One Contender for the Intercontinental Championship
Johnny Primer with Doc Ozone vs. Dylan Nix with Willie Miles III
Crowd was pumped for Primer, I didn't expect the reaction that he got. Doc Ozone tattled on Willie Miles who was trying to cheat and referee Eric Greenleaf ejected Miles from ringside. Primer hit a cutter to get the pin and become the number one contender for the VPW Intercontinental Championship
Cousin Larry & Jason Maverick vs. Jacob Hess & Jacob Drifter with Beavis & NBK
Fun tag team match, Larry was super over and chopped the hell out of Hess and Drifter. Hess was the bad guy but he seemed so damn happy to be in the ring you couldn't erase the smile off his face. Finish came when Larry checked Hess's oil into Maverick's Boss Man Slam, and a whoopie cushion from Larry on Hess. Drifter looked good in the match, if he keeps his training up he'll keep getting better.
In Ring: Ricky Williams came out, cut a much too long promo about his complete knee replacement surgery and being told he'd never wrestle again. He called out JP O'Reilly. Honestly I couldn't understand most of what was said, it seems like Williams wanted to bury the hatchet and support his friend in the main event.
Abraham Kahn ran down and attacking JP O'Reilly before their ladder match.
Pimp Daddy Apple Cinnamon vs. Dajae Simone
Decent match, my first time seeing Simone and she looked good. Cinnamon got the pin with an inside cradle. Post match Jesse Nolan came out confronting Simone.
The Mortons: Ricky & Kerry vs. The Competition: Champ Mathews & Mark Moment with Conner Murphy & Willie Miles III
Moment substituted for Murphy who was out of commission with a knee injury. I loved every moment of this match. Ricky Morton was old school, Kerry showed he is going to be a big star in wrestling. Moment was Moment and Mathews was the champ.
Before the show I told Ricky that we were discussing before the show if he was going to do a Canadian Destroyer, he did, but all I wanted to see was a Ricky Morton do a dropkick. He hit Moment with a dropkick and I marked out BIG TIME! Morton then pointed me out in the crowd and said that, that was for me. So Ricky Morton personally dedicated a dropkick to me, so that's awesome!
The finish came when Moment pinned Ricky with his feet on the ropes. Ricky teased them coming back, I'd be down for that.
In Ring: Teddy,the owner of VPW, came out to cut a promo, I have no idea what he said the sound system was terrible. He got jumped by a bunch of guys, Lee Miller attempted to make the save and was beat up. John Bryar, who was watching the show, made the save. I guess Teddy & Bryar were buddies, then feuded and made up after this brawl.
Intercontinental Champion: Nuke The Great vs. Blade Bandit
This was a decent match, Nuka was the babyface but that was odd because a couple months ago he turned heel when he misted his tag team partner Malik Logan coasting them the match.
Blade hit a blue thunder bomb for the pin and won the championship.
Post match Primer came out stating his claim as the number one contender, then Jessie Nolan turned on Blade attacking him and stating that she wanted the championship. The ring announcer then stated at the next show it would be a triple threat match for the IC Championship.
Mike Bennett vs. Vinny Pacifico
This was a very good match! Bennett looks great, he came out with the ROH World Tag Team Championship. Bennett got the pin with a piledriver.
Dr. Reginald Heresy vs. Lee Miller
It's great seeing Heresy back in the ring in person, I haven't seen him in over 10 years since March 2011 at and IWE show. Heresy was a regular in the EWA back in the late 1990's here in Maine holding their Heavyweight and Tag Team Championships on two occasions.
Lee Miller got the win tonight on the veteran Heresy. I think this is Miller's best match that I've seen to date. The only thing that bugs me about him is that he brings that kendo stick to the ring and I've never seen him use it in a match.
Ladder Match for the VPW Heavyweight Championship
Ace Romero vs. Abraham Kahn vs. Mike Montero vs. Bobby Ocean vs. JP' O'Reilly with Chad Epik
Only one of the ladders looked safe enough to climb in this match. Ace was a surprise entrant and Ricky Williams was watching the match from the entrance way.
The crowd was solidly behind Bobby Ocean and wanted him to win the match, which he did. Montero took the biggest bumps and evidently suffered and eye injury, which last I heard was healing but there is potential for permanent damage. There were a few moments that looked dangerous, but overall it was good match. Everyone worked real hard.
When Ocean pulled down the title the crowd popped for him, but he was granted zero celebration time so instead they could run an angle where Williams turned on O'Reilly. I was told they were supposed to do the spot in the match but someone forgot, the crowd was pissed and didn't care about the angle, they wanted to be there for Bobby.
I had an awesome night because of Ricky Morton. I guy I grew up watching and still love the Rock n' Roll Express, one of the greatest tag teams of all time. Kerry is a genuine nice guy as well and it was cool to meet him and see him wrestle in person.
Vacationland returns on January 15, 2022 in Brewer.
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