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The Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
Former tag partners Charlie Weston and Josh Bishop renewed hostilities to kick off CWF OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS with a hard-hitting singles bout. Weston appeared to have the upper hand for the majority of the bout but opportunistic Bishop kept his eyes open and his head down and was able to pull off a clean win by pinfall.
Red-hot Aftermath rookie Chet Sterling found himself across the ring from a long-time Mid Atlantic area competitor, Lance Lude, for a singles tilt. Sterling continued to display his "rookie learning curve" by continuing to impress with his in-ring abilities as he pretty much kept up with the high-flying Lude. Lude seemed to be up during the whole bout but Sterling continued his amazing streak with a pinfall win secured with a handful of Lude's tights.
Eight man tag team action hit the ring as the Black Watch's Solomon Spades, Chase Dakota & Jester Jokes teamed with newcomer Smith Garrett to take on the Mid Atlantic Outlaws' Matt Houston & Louis Moore and the Killbillies' "Honky Kong" Evan Banks & "South Paw" Aric Andrews w/Bobby Joe Neil. Garrett quickly showed the Sportatorium that he was NOT a part of the Black Watch, but played his role in the match until he was ignored by his own teammates. When they finally tried to tag him in after the tide had turned, Garrett dropped to the floor and bid his former teammates goodnight, leaving the Outlaws with a double-pin opportunity for the win.
Brandon Day made his return to the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium and drew singles action against one half of ROH's C&C Wrestling Factory Cedric Alexander. A hard-hitting and high-flying bout ensued with both men showing the fans what a serious fight was all about. In a great display of athletic abilities by both men, Alexander pulled off a beautiful reverse to win over a stunned Day via pinfall.
Mecha Mercenary and "Surly" Cecil Scott were out next to challenge CWF Mid Atlantic Television Champion Matthew de Nero for the TV belt. Scott, in street clothes, was quickly warned off by the referee after interfering early, and de Nero exited the ring to ask Aaron Biggs to cover his back in his corner to neutralize Scott. The challenger didn't venture toward Biggs in the corner but Biggs did make his way around the ring to clean up any foul plans hatched by the Surly One. The "Summer of Matty" continues after de Nero pulled off a pinfall win over the mechanical monster, leaving him lying in the ring on his back with Biggs asking for a rematch against him on July 20th.
Tag team action was up next as Coach Gemini presented his team of All Stars Michael "the Fury" McAllister & Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega to go head up against the team of CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal & CWF RGL Champ Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea. Five or six minutes into the match it appeared that the All Stars were having some communication breakdowns to the point that Coach Gemini tried to substitute HIMSELF into the bout to show his team what was expected. The champions pulled off the pinfall win against the All Stars, who seemed to have yet another difference of opinion arguing on the floor before exiting the arena.
"The Lost Cause" Nick Richards grabbed a house mic and entered the arena beside the announce position, calling out Andrew Everett just so he could deny him his wish of winning the Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament. In the 2013 Tournament's opening first-round match Richards and PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Everett answered the bell with Jason Miller making his way to the ring area as well. Miller wasn't bashful about interfering any and every time that he could get away with it, looking angry at ringside as Richards went to war with the former Chiva Kid. Andrew Everett defeated Richards by pinfall to be the first man to advance to the 2013 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament Final Four!
Jason Miller was out next for a singles rematch against Donnie Dollar$, who keeps finding himself in the crosshairs of the "Lost Cause Brotherhood". Dollar$ made quick work of Miller, pinning him for the win in under three minutes. Richards joined his partner, sitting in a chair at ringside as Miller continued to attack Dollar$ relentlessly. After several long minutes of brutal attacks, Miller and Richards ambled away from the ring with a moral victory, leaving Dollar$ flat on his back in the ring.
CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions The Dynasty's Xsiris & "the 1st" Ric Converse were up next to defend their titles against the Aftermath's Trevor Lee & Ben Tyler w/Chet Sterling in CWF OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS main event action. Three-on-two action kicked off with Sterling using every opportunity to help his partners out from the floor. Converse & Xsiris found themselves playing defense mid-match as Lee & Tyler showed off their skills, but used their veteran wiles to know when to turn the tide and leave the arena after a successful title defense won via pinfall. The Aftermath team seemed less than happy with each other as they exited.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action on Saturday July 20th at 7:30pm for CWF NO EXCUSES! The 2013 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament continues! Reserve your seats at www.cwf247.com NOW!
(Above) CWF Mid Atlantic Television Champion Matthew de Nero celebrates the continuing Summer of Matty after defending his title against Mecha Mercenary at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium during CWF OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!
Josh Bishop cranks on the head of former tag partner Charlie Weston in singles action.
Weston drapes an ankle across the throat of Bishop while discussing rules with the official.
Weston flies in to Bishop in the corner.
Weston tries to regain the upper hand on Bishop late in their fight.
The Aftermath's hot rookie Chet Sterling goes for a neckbreaker on Lance Lude in singles action.
Lude prepares Sterling for launch into the turnbuckles.
Sterling advances on Lude after dropping him face-first to the canvas.
Sterling seems surprised that his veteran opponent refuses to quit battling.
Newcomer Smith Garrett lets the fans and the Killbillies know that he was NOT a member of the Black Watch in eight-man tag team action.
Killbillies' "Honky Kong" Evan Banks mat wrestles with Garrett.
The Mid Atlantic Outlaws double up to welcome Garrett to CWF Mid Atlantic.
The Black Watch goes into full effect with Chase Dakota choking the Killbillies' "South Paw" Aric Andrews, Solomon Spades dropping in ringboots and Jester Jokes waiting his opportunity to take a shot in the corner.
Cedric Alexander cries out as Brandon Day drops a knee into his spine on the canvas in singles action.
Day drops his body weight across the shoulders of Alexander to wear him down.
Day figures that the best way to beat a high-flyer is to ground him.
Alexander shows great flexibility as Day tries to drop him on the back of his head.
The monsterous 400+ pound Mecha Mercenary attacks CWF Mid Atlantic Television Champion Matthew de Nero in title action.
Matty can't get a breath in without Mecha advancing on him.
Rookie Aaron Biggs cheers de Nero on from the floor at ringside.
Hammer Time! Celebration begins for successful TV Title defense.
CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion and current Weaver Cup Champion Arik Royal prepares for non-title tag action, surrendering the Weaver Cup to officials at ringside.
CWF Rising Generation League Champion Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea cranks on the chin of the All Stars' Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega in tag team action.
All Star Michael "the Fury" McAllister looks on casually as Lea leaps over his partner to escape an armbar.
McAllister feels the fury of CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal's chops seconds after entering the ring.
Lea and Royal clean house as Coach Gemini sorts through his collection of penalty flags.
The All Stars in turmoil, blaming each other for their tag team loss.
While referee Redd Jones tries to control "Lost Cause" Nick Richards inside of the ring, Jason Miller slides up behind PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Andrew Everett and pulls him face-first into the ring apron.
Everett tries to get his bearings as Richards claws his back in the ring ropes in the first 2013 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament first-round bout.
Richards snapmares Everett to the canvas.
Everett flips out over the top ropes onto both his opponent Richards and pain-in-the-rear Miller at the same time!
Jason Miller grabs the boot of singles opponent Donnie Dollar$ before entering the ring.
Dollar$ shoots for the jaw of Miller and connects!
Miller drives Dollar$ to the canvas with a shoulder block.
Richards yammers as Miller continues to torment Dollar$ minutes after their bout ended.
The Aftermath's Trevor Lee drives a knee into the midsection of CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Champion "the 1st" Ric Converse in the turnbuckles in main event title action.
Dynasty's Xsiris enters the ring and cleans house, tossing the Aftermath's Ben Tyler into the ring lights.
Lee taunts Converse after putting partner Xsiris on his back.
Converse catches Lee in the mouth with an elbow in the corner.
Xsiris signals he's ready to end the match while Lee struggles in his grasp.
Tyler makes the save as Converse locked Lee up for his Ric-Tor Scale finisher.
Another day in the office ends with Converse & Xsiris exiting with the Mid Atlantic Tag Titles.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium at 1001 Springwood Ave. in Gibsonville NC on Saturday July 20th at 7:30pm for CWF NO EXCUSES! The 2013 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament continues! 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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