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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
Heavyweight tag team action kicked off CWF Night of the Grudge, pitting the team of Mecha Mercenary & "Assassin" Ray Kandrack against Mark James & Donnie Dollar$. Despite the Mecha/Assassin team bringing their own seconds to the ring, "Surly" Cecil Scott & Michael "the Fury" McAllister, a rift that formed between the two behemoths which lead to the team work of James & Dollar$ taking the duke to the roar of the crowd. Commissioner Edsel announced that Mark James was advancing to his latest brainstorm, the Heavyweight Tough Man Tournament. Kandrack and Mecha continued to argue and shove until Edsel announced that the two will face each other in the same tournament on Saturday March 2nd at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
The Black Watch's Chase Dakota was up next to face off against the red-hot Matthew de Nero, fresh off of a huge tag team win at National Pro Wrestling Day. Despite the ring official ordering de Nero to remove his power glove, he started out on a roll but hit a brick wall that ran out in front of him on the highway via pinfall in just under five minutes.
One half of the All Stars Goon Squad CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Champions Roy Wilkins was out next to take on CWF's own phoenix, Matt Smith, who seems to always rise from setbacks more determined and stronger than ever. Smith, who has been on a personal roll in the past few weeks, refused to back down to the veteran tag champion and stayed in his face and in the match from bell to bell. Wilkins dug deep into his bag of tricks but Smith was able to keep his head in the bout and use an opportunity presented to him to win the bout by pinfall.
Brad Stutts hit the ring with the house mic next, calling out everyone who participated in National Pro Wrestling Day in Philadelphia the previous week. CWF Champion Arik Royal, Chiva Kid & Matthew de Nero stepped into the ring followed by the Aftermath's Ric Converse, TV Champion Trevor Lee & William L. Cross. Cross took the mic from Stutts and thanked everyone in the ring for helping CWF Mid Atlantic steal the entire show, leaving the fans standing and chanting "this is awesome" as they exited the arena. In a rare show of sportsmanship, Cross shook the hands of the men he battles against on a regular basis, followed by Converse who followed suit. Lee, suffering a broken jaw at National Pro Wrestling Day, was less than enthusiastic about being friendly and exited the ring in silence.
The Aftermath's Xsiris was led to the ring by William L. Cross for singles action against Lee Valiant, which exploded into a lightning-fast display of offense and violence. Moves, counters, fisticuffs and fighting into the front row were all earmarks of this epic battle between two former Mid Atlantic Champions. Leaving nothing in the gas tank, both competitors went for broke with their feet to the floorboard and Valiant was able to walk out with his hand raised in victory via pinfall despite Cross producing his collapsible steel baton for Xsiris to use as a weapon.
Tag team action was up following a video presentation from National Pro Wrestling Day in Philadelphia, with William L. Cross leading CWF's Rising Generation League Champion Ben Tyler & Chet Sterling to the ring to face CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal & Chiva Kid. Fresh off of an incredible victory in Philadelphia, Royal and Chiva worked together like a well-oiled machine, much as the Aftermath's youngest team did during the entire bout. Momentum and a solid majority of the fans behind them pointed Royal and Chiva to a pinfall win to continue their incredible roll.
William L. Cross led "the 1st" Ric Converse to the ring for singles action against Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea, only to be dismissed by Converse, who assured his manager that he had the situation in hand. Going one-on-one with the rookie fan favorite, Converse roughed up his opponent, forcing him to turn up his game to retaliate against the veteran. Lea was up to the challenge, pulling out a few moves that we've not seen him attempt in the ring and hitting them. Converse, despite a goose-egg beside his eye from a Sho Smoove kick, kept his head in the game and took control of the bout, finishing off his opponent by pinfall moments after Xsiris appears at ringside. Converse and Xsiris had a heated exchange before Converse shook the hand of Lea and admitted in the ring that he finally respects him as a wrestler. Xsiris was not amused with the friendly spirit that Converse seemed to be showing and said so.
The main event of CWF Night of the Grudge was introduced with one half of the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions All Stars Goon Squad's Walter Eaton stepping through the ropes to take on the Killbillies' "South Paw" Aric Andrews in Last Man Standing action. Pinfalls and submissions meant nothing in this bout's stipulations, the only way to win is to beat your opponent into a position where he can't answer the referee's ten count. So you get the picture. It was violent, it was personal, and it was a slobber-knocker. Both men beat the tar out of each other in the ring, on the floor and back into the ring again. Both were up and down, up and then down again until the referee actually counted both competitors down at the same time. Commissioner Edsel made his way to the ring announcing there HAD to be a winner and that whichever man got to his feet first would win the match and it still took a couple of minutes for Andrews to pull Eaton back to the canvas before making it to his feet to win the match.
(Above) CWF Commissioner Corey Edsel is interrupted by a near-brawl between tag partners "Assassin" Ray Kandrack and Mecha Mercenary at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
Donnie Dollar$ cranks on the cranium of the masked Mecha Mercenary in tag team action.
Mark James and Dollar$ double-strike opponent "Assassin" Ray Kandrack.
Kandrack clubs the back of Dollar$.
Mecha Mercenary reaches for the ropes after Mark James drops him onto the canvas.
Commissioner Corey Edsel and Cecil Scott try to keep teammates Kandrack and Mecha Mercenary seperated after their bout.
Matthew de Nero hits the ring still ready to continue the roll from National Pro Wrestling Day in singles action.
The Black Watch's Chase Dakota drops an elbow on de Nero.
Dakota pulls de Nero back into the ring through the ropes.
Dakota makes a point that HE should have been a part of National Pro Wrestling Day.
Post-match Dakota celebrates his victory with an interview by Nick D.
Matt Smith tries to catch the All Stars Goon Squad's Roy Wilkins in a backslide for a pin attempt in singles action.
Wilkins, one half of the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Championship team, goes behind Smith with a hammerlock.
Wilkins powers Smith up onto his shoulder to drop him face-first to the canvas.
Smith can not believe he didn't score the pinfall after Wilkins kicks out.
Smith goes into submission mode, trying to make Wilkins tap out.
Matthew de Nero, Chiva Kid, Brad Stutts & Arik Royal look on as William L. Cross explains his view of National Pro Wrestling Day.
Cross continues as the Aftermath's Ric Converse & Trevor Lee listen to the proceedings.
Lee Valiant pulls the Aftermath's Xsiris off of the floor after dropping him next to ringside in singles action.
Xsiris questions the referee after being instructed to break on the canvas.
Xsiris tries to force Valiant into tapping out.
Valiant flips over the head of Xsiris and drops to his feet.
Valiant gets big air raining elbows on the prone Xsiris, who pulls up his knees for protection.
Commissioner Edsel, Matthew de Nero & "South Paw" Aric Andrews do their best imitation of Peter, Paul & Mary. Go look that reference up, aiight?
Chiva Kid chews up the tie of the Aftermath's Chet Sterling in tag action as CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal looks on from the apron.
Royal blisters the chest of the Aftermath's RGL Champion Ben Tyler.
Sterling shows off as he punishes Chiva in the ring ropes.
Tyler snatches Chiva out of mid-air for a face full of canvas.
Royal clubs the spine of Sterling.
The Aftermath's "1st" Ric Converse goes behind rookie Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea in a renewal of hostilities in singles action.
Converse clotheslins Lea over the top rope!
Lea tries to regroup as Converse takes over the bout.
Converse cranks on the skull of Lea in the center of the ring.
Converse questions partner Xsiris as to why he appeared at ringside late in his bout. Notice the body language of both men?
CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Champ Goon Squad's Walter Eaton drags the Killbillies' "South Paw" Aric Andrews across the arena in Last Man Standing main event action.
Eaton stands on the face of Andrews.
Eaton clobbers Andrews with a stiff forearm.
Eaton sees little birds flying around his head after Andrews connects with a forearm of his own.
Referee Charles Richardson counts as both men are on the canvas.
Like a good teammate, Roy Wilkins is here! Complete with one of the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Title belts, applied liberally to the cranium of Andrews.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium on 1001 Springwood Ave in Gibsonville NC on Saturday Febrary 9th at 8:30pm for a full card of skull-crushing wrestling action in conjuction with Premiere Wrestling Xperience! Buy your tickets now at PWXpro.Com! See CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal battle ROH World Champion Kevin Steen! CWF's Chiva Kid battles PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Eddie Edwards in title action! And MORE! Doors open at 8pm and belltime is at 8:30pm!
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium on 1001 Springwood Ave in Gibsonville NC on Saturday March 2nd at 7:30pm for a full card of skull-crushing wrestling action including "Assassin" Ray Kandrack going one-on-one against the masked Mecha Mercenary in the CWF Tough Man Tournament! 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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