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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
102 JAMZ Kyle Santillian and Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea opened the show to a hot building full of fans ready for a hot night of pro wrestling action. The first match hit the ring with the Aftermath's Chet Sterling facing newcomer Ernie Osiris in singles action. Sterling backed up his mouth and his attitude, standing toe-to-toe with the martial arts trained Osiris, who displayed a very versatile style of grappling. Sterling made a point to tell his opponent that there was only "one 'Siris" in CWF and that was his partner Xsiris en route to a pinfall victory over the impressive Osiris.
The masked monster Mecha Mercenary was out next, led to the squared circle by "Surly" Cecil Scott for singles action against Overdrive's Robyn Tyrone Golphin. The monster showed his teeth early, brutalizing his game opponent, who never quit despite several excellent opportunities to save himself to compete another day. Golphin fired up on the beast in the ring with him and staggered the monster on a couple of occasions, but was unable to overcome the size difference with his quickness as Mecha pinned him to the canvas, got the win and THEN attacked him again. Security hit the ring, with a couple of black-shirts exiting as fast as the ran in after getting the attention of Mecha Mercenary. One security man, who I believe to be currently in training at the CWF Dojo, stood his ground and challenged the monster to step back into the ring. Mecha declined and he and Scott exited the arena.
Six man tag hit the ring next as the Black Watch's Joe Black, Chase Dakota & Solomon Spades stepped through the ropes to battle Donnie Dollar$, Matthew de Nero & Matt Smith in a rematch from BattleCade XIII. Another hard-hitting fast-paced bout fired up the fans, who were cheering and chanting for their favorites the entire evening. Smith started for his team and basically took on the Black Watch by himself, refusing to tag out. Dollar$ tagged himself in with authority, across the back of his partner and soon tagged de Nero into the bout as well. When Smith was able to get his legal partner close enough to make contact with, he either tagged himself back into the bout or tried to. Sometime after the ten minute mark the bout comes to a sudden stop as Black throws down some freestyle on the mic. Matthew de Nero waited on a beat and then spit mad verbage at the surprised Black Watch team. Hostilities renewed and after tagging himself in and taking on the world, Smith pulled off a pinfall win with less than ten seconds remaining in the twenty minute time limit.
Commissioner Corey Edsel was up next, telling the fans that due to the weather and travel problems, a couple of advertised matches would have to be changed following the season's first snowfall of the area. With that in mind, the Commissioner announced that the next bout would be for a shot at the CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal on Jan. 26th at the Katie Zeban Benefit event at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium. Cedric Alexander, who is currently rising in the ranks of ROH with partner Caprice "Ice" Coleman, was introduced for the bout and looked on as if he was really surprised to see Marcellus "Mid Atlantic" King make his way to the ring to battle for a shot at the title. And battle they did. These two hard-hitters hammered away on each other in earnest in a classic bout which had the Sportatorium fans split almost perfectly in half according the the cheers. The cheers continued after the three count, which won Alexander a shot at Arik Royal in just one week, making a point winning via pinfall. King and Alexander shook hands and exited after catching their breath, appearing to be on good terms and showing good sportsmanship.
The Aftermath's William L. Cross hit the ring with the house mic following intermission, sounding off about the evening's proceedings and how "the 1st" Ric Converse refused to be a part of ANY event co-sponsored by 102 JAMZ. Cross then informed the fans that Converse was not there, but had a message for them all, signalling for a pre-recorded message from the six-time former Mid Atlantic champ. Converse continued on a rant in the vein of his manager, expressing his displeasure at the recent turn of events and announced that after he makes it through a re-match against Lee Valiant on Jan. 26th, that he'll then teach Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea a lesson on the next CWF event on Feb. 9th at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium in Gibsonville NC.
Ten man tag team action hit the ring as Coach Gemini brought his All Star team of Michael "the Fury" McAllister, Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega, "Assassin" Ray Kandrack along with CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions Goon Squad's Roy Wilkins & Walter Eaton to the ring to do battle against Ty Dillinger, Chiva Kid, Kamakazi Kid, Mark James & the Killbillies' "South Paw" Aric Andrews. One of the fastest, craziest and most entertaining bouts ever broke out to the delight of the vocal fans. At one point in the bout, Ty Dillinger had a Terry Funk Moment, dropping all five of his opponents to the mat and catching them in a spinning toe hold. Then he started on his own teammates, who hit the ring trying to stop him. After dropping Eaton to the canvas, Coach Gemini hit the ring and accepts his tag champion's foot from Dillinger, and then proceeds to use a spinning toe hold on Eaton and floating over for a two-count, which was counted by Dillinger! After more continuous hostilities, the All Stars left the ring victorious by pinfall.
As the main event and 102 JAMZ B-Daht is introduced as he joins event commentary, CWF's TV and RGL Champions, the Aftermath's Trevor Lee & Ben Tyler hit the ring with William L. Cross to take on CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal & Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea w/102 JAMZ Santillian. For reasons unknown, the Fun Athletic Guys arrived dressed much in the vein of PG-13 and even Cross joined in on the fun sporting a huge neon clock necklace. As their opponents and B-Daht laughed at Tyler's attempt to do the Worm, the fans joined in on laughing at the do-rag wearing gangstas, despite their recent title successes. And then the fun began. Another knock-down drag out bout ensued, a virtual barn-burner featuring four of the hottest competitors in the Mid Atlantic area going tooth and nail with pride on the line. Three current champions and a possible Rookie of the Year showed their abilities in main event fashion, with the fan favorites Royal & Lea taking the duke by pinfall.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action on Saturday January 26th at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium for a special Benefit for Katie Zeban, who will be undergoing spinal surgery in February. Already signed for this incredible night of action is a dream rematch as "the 1st" Ric Converse takes on Lee Valiant in singles action! The Goon Squad's Walter Eaton & Roy Wilkins defend their CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Titles against the masked Kamakazi Kid & Chiva Kid! CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal defends his title against Cedric Alexander! Reserve your seats NOW at www.cwf247.com.
(Above) Matt Smith drops in unexpectedly on the Black Watch's Solomon Spades in six-man tag team action at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea and the 102 JAMZ Wild Out Wake Up Show's Santillian kick off WRESTLEJAM 2013!
Ernie Osiris forces Chet Sterling to the canvas by controlling his wrist in singles action.
The Aftermath's apprentice clobbers Osiris with a shoulder block.
Osiris goes for broke, flying over the top ropes onto Sterling on the floor at ringside.
Sterling slows down the action and adds insult to injury in the ring ropes.
"Surly" Cecil Scott directs Mecha Mercenary to dispose of Robyn Tyrone Golphin after attacking him before the bell.
Mecha helps RTG remove his ring jacket by desensitizing the head region with a ring boot.
The referee warns off Scott as Mecha continues to brutalize the lightning-fast RTG.
Mecha puts an end to the spirited comeback by Golphin.
Mecha Mercenary RETREATS from CWF Security after they were sent to the ring to remove him. Woah.
Matt Smith gets busy with former tag partner Black Watch's Chase Dakota in six-man tag team action.
Solomon Spades helps Smith off of the canvas so he can put him back on the canvas again.
Fatback's Donnie Dollar$ finally faces off against Spades in the squared circle.
Smith cranks on the wrist of the Black Watch's Joe Black.
Dakota goes old school on Dollar$ with a Weaver Lock.
Dakota contorts Fatback's Matthew de Nero as referee Charles Richardson asks if he wants to submit.
Cedric Alexander cranks on the wrist of Marcellus "Mid Atlantic" King in singles action for a shot at the Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title on January 26th.
King leverages Alexander with a hammerlock as the referee asks if he wants to submit.
Alexander rolls back onto King after both men collide in the middle of the ring.
Alexander cranks on a chinlock keeping King on the canvas.
Cedric Alexander wins his shot at Arik Royal at the Katie Zeban Benefit on January 26th mainly because of this kick.
Mark James grabs a hand full of chest hair belonging to the All Stars' Michael "the Fury" McAllister in ten-man tag team action.
Kamakazi Kid works over Goon Squad's Roy Wilkins as partners Chiva Kid, Mark James, Killbillies' "South Paw" Aric Andrews & Ty Dillinger watch with approval.
"Assassin" Ray Kandrack renews hostilities with Kazi, who is conveniently located in the All Stars' corner.
Kazi begs off as partner Ty Dillinger sets him up for a spinning toe hold. [Dillinger obviously suffered a Terry Funk mental retrograde for several moments in this bout.]
Coach Gemini climbs through the ropes to protest Dillinger tying up his tag champion Walter Eaton with a spinning toe hold.
Chiva Kid ducks the vicious elbow of Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega, who unfortunately nailed partner McAllister.
Kazi defies the ring official and climbs through the ropes anyway to protest Ortega's treatment of partner Mark James.
James becomes the victim of the All Stars Goon Squad's Walter Eaton & Roy Wilkins flapjack, turning the tide of the match.
Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea and partner CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal tie up the Aftermath's RGL Champion Ben "Wolfie B" Tyler & CWF TV Champion Trevor "TL-ICE" Lee in main event tag team action.
Joining his team in the ring, 102 JAMZ Santillian celebrates Lea and Royal's momentum!
Royal dismisses Lee.
Lea and Royal join together to dismiss Chet Sterling.
Royal gets an eye on his partner while working over Lee in the ring.
Lea sets up Lee for a serious headache as Tyler rushes in to try to help his partner.
Santillian and B-DAHT from 102 JAMZ celebrate in-ring with the victors after Lea & Royal's pinfall win.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium on 1001 Springwood Ave in Gibsonville NC on Saturday January 26th at 7:30pm for a very special Benefit for Katie Zeban! Ric Converse v. Lee Valiant! Cedric Alexander v. Arik Royal for the Mid Atlantic Title! Goon Squad v. Kamakazi Kid & Chiva Kid for the Mid Atlantic Tag Titles and MORE! Reserve your seats NOW at CWF247.COM!
(From Greensboro) Exit Interstate 40/85 on exit 138, making a left turn at the end of the exit onto Highway 61. At the signal, turn right onto Highway 70. Make a left turn at the signal at Springwood Church Road, which turns into Springwood Ave. The Mid Atlantic Sportatorium is located on the right hand side of Springwood about a mile from Highway 70.
Or GPS us at: 1001 Springwood Ave. #15 Gibsonville NC
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