A Special Photo Extra!
Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
Brad Stutts introduced one half of the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions, the Dynasty's "the 1st" Ric Converse, who announced that his championship partner Xsiris was unable to attend to defend the titles prior to the beginning of the internet Pay Per View. Converse announced he would defend the titles with a hand-chosen partner, who he revealed as CWF's Rising Generation League Champion Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea. An announcement was also made that Andrew Everett had injured his ankle and that against doctor's orders he showed up, got dressed and let it be known he was fighting in the 2013 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament as scheduled!
As advertised, semifinal action in the 2013 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament kicked off the iPPV, as Trevor Lee made short work of the injured Andrew Everett. After a quick tie-up, Lee connected with Everett's injury, rolled him up and won in barely a half minute to advance to the evening's main event Weaver Cup Final.
Chet Sterling was out next to square off against Lee Valiant for the last spot in the Weaver Cup Final main event. Valiant had fire in his eyes as he was introduced and appeared to be the man fate had chosen to be the next Weaver Cup Champion. After feeling out the red-hot rookie Sterling, Valiant took him to task and finished him off in under ten minutes by pinfall to advance to the main event Final.
Tag team action was introduced next as the team Smith & Weston, Smith Garrett & Charlie Weston, hit the ring to await former Mid Atlantic Tag Champions the Killbillies. "South Paw" Aric Andrews & "Honky Kong" Evan Banks answered the bell and a hard-hitting battle erupted. With fists flying and holds executed, both teams showed out to the world-wide audience. However, the Killbillies found themselves on the wrong end of the bout's outcome, losing via pinfall to Smith & Weston!
Three-way one-fall singles action was up next as Michael "the Fury" McAllister, the Black Watch's Chase Dakota & rookie Aaron Biggs were introduced. The bell rang and mayhem erupted in and out of the ring. As the three competitors settled into the bout, the big rookie found himself tied up in the ropes, leaving Dakota an opportunity to roll up McAllister for a quick pinfall win.
The monsterous Mecha Mercenary was out next, taking on fellow masked star Kamakazi Kid in singles action. The big man had his way early but the veteran former Mid Atlantic Champ used his wiles and flexibility to withstand Mecha's onslaught and to turn the match around for a convincing pinfall win, leaving the ring as the mechanical monster had a tantrum after losing his iPPV bout.
The CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Titles were on the line as Dynasty's "the 1st" Ric Converse entered with CWF Rising Generation League Champion Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea as a legal replacement for Xsiris. The official #1 Contenders, Matt Houston & Louis Moore, a.k.a. the Mid Atlantic Outlaws, hit the ring ready to begin their first CWF title reign. Converse and the impressive Lea must have decided it was NOT going to happen on their watch despite Lea surviving a couple of brutal Outlaws double-teams to make the tag to Converse. Converse was able to pull off a pinfall win after the still-irate Mecha Mercenary rushed the ring and attacked the closest men he could find, the Outlaws!
No DQ - No Time Limit 6-Man Tag Team War was up next as security escorted the team of Jason Miller, "Lost Cause" Nick Richards & Zane Dawson into the arena to face returning Mark James, Donnie Dollar$ & CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal. They brawled. They brawled. They brawled some more. On the floor, on the ramp, in the front rows, even in the ring. They brawled. The fan favorites found themselves being whipped like proverbial red-headed step-children and despite their intentions, couldn't do anything to stop the carnage against their team. The fans in attendance at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium were most unhappy with the outcome of the battle as Miller, Richards & Dawson had their hands raised in victory.
The last man to win the Johnny Weaver Cup and have it presented to him by Johnny Weaver himself in 2007, "Handsome" Mitch Connor made his way to the ring. Connor explained to the new fans the legacy of the Weaver Cup Tournament in the Carolinas during it's tenth anniversary on behalf of CWF Mid Atlantic and remained at the commentary table to present the Weaver Cup to the winner.
With no time limit, Trevor Lee and Lee Valiant climbed through the ropes to face off for the Championship of the 2013 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament. Valiant advanced to the Final through sheer willpower and determination while Lee seemed to arrive there by sheer happenstance. Young Lee played a coy game, exiting the ring and playing the ten-count game with the referee repeatedly, both frustrating Valiant and the fans alike. Valiant stayed steady, keeping his anger at Lee's tactics on the back burner and attacking his opponent as viciously as he could get away with. However, after the thirty minute mark it appeared that Lee was connecting more with his attacks than Valiant and began to maintain an advantage as both men left everything inside of the squared circle. Both men tangled on the ring apron and crashed to the concrete and the referee counted to ten and called for the bell. Everyone exploded for more time as officials and the referee discussed that there had to be a winner. The match was restarted and Valiant pulled off one more second wind, attacking with renewed vigor. Lee, however, connected with a couple of swinging kicks and found himself in the driver's seat, pinning the popular Valiant in a 45+ minute Weaver Cup Final for the record books.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action on Saturday September 7th at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium for a full card of skull-crushing pro wrestling action! Details as they're released, directions, tickets and reservations now or anytime at www.cwf247.com!
(Above) 2013 Johnn Weaver Memorial Tournament Champion Trevor Lee steps on the Weaver Cup Trophy for the photographers at ringside at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
An injured Andrew Everett attacks Trevor Lee in semifinal 2013 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament action.
The referee forces the break as Everett can hardly stand on one leg.
Lee Valiant and the Aftermath's Chet Sterling lock up in semifinal 2013 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament action.
Valiant confounds Sterling with a wrist lock.
Sterling responds with an arm to the face of Valiant.
Valiant reacts to an illegal eye rake as Sterling tries to go on the offensive.
The Killbillies' "South Paw" Aric Andrews shoots Charlie Weston across the ring in tag team action.
The Killbillies' "Honky Kong" Evan Banks drops an elbow on Weston on the canvas.
Banks sets up Weston for the finish as Andrews measures the shot.
Smith Garrett drops an elbow onto the prone Andrews as Banks watches helplessly from the ring apron.
The Black Watch's Chase Dakota picks up rookie Aaron Biggs and shouts for Michael "the Fury" McAllister to attack him in three-way singles action.
Biggs is feeling the attack of Dakota as he advances on McAllister on the canvas.
Biggs drives Dakota through the ring canvas!
McAllister and Biggs collide as Dakota awaits his chance to steal a pinfall.
The Kamakazi Kid drops both boots across the back of the head of the prone Mecha Mercenary on the outside of the ring ropes in singles action.
Mecha measures Kazi for a big elbow.
Mecha stands over Kazi, who appears to be seeing little birdies flying around inside of his mask.
Kazi body splashes Mecha in the turnbuckles as he changes the momentum of the bout.
The Mid Atlantic Outlaws' Matt Houston cranks on the cranium of CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Champion "the 1st" Ric Converse in tag title action.
RGL Champion Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea, Converse's legal substitution for Dynasty partner Xsiris, goes on the attack against the Outlaws' Louis Moore.
"Slick Diddy" cranks on the head of Houston on the canvas.
Lea tries a couple of new chiropractic moves on Houston.
Lea kicks at the hand of Moore, who is desperately trying to tag in for Houston.
Louis Moore takes flight, dropping a knee on the back of the head of Lea as partner Houston gets the assist.
Mark James drives his boot into the throat of Jason Miller in No DQ 6-Man War action.
Donnie Dollar$ finally gets his hands on "Lost Cause" Nick Richards as the other competitors brawl on the floor.
Zane Dawson regains his bearings after tangling with CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal on the floor.
Mark James tries to get back to his feet notices Miller pounding on his partner Royal.
Richards torments a former best friend.
The "Lost Cause" seems to be enjoying himself more in the squared circle these days...
Royal unloads with a chop to the chest of Miller as Richards tries to find Dollar$ on the floor.
Zane Dawson flies through Arik Royal in a violent collision.
Lee Valiant and the Aftermath's Trevor Lee square off for the championship of the 10th Annual Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament.
Lee backs Valiant into the ropes minutes into the bout.
Valiant takes the upper hand after finally catching Lee inside of the squared circle.
Driving a knee into Valiant's kidney, Lee pulls back on the head of his opponent on the canvas.
Referee Redd Jones asks Valiant if he wants to continue as Lee poses for the ringside cameras.
Lee adds his own body weight to the burden carried by Valiant despite playing a hit-and-run stradegy for most of the match.
Both men bleeding from their noses, they pull up the padding at ringside and brawl on the concrete!
Both men are counted out, but due to the rule that there must be a winner, the match is restarted!
Minutes after the re-start, Trevor Lee celebrates becoming a Weaver Cup Champion.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium at 1001 Springwood Ave. in Gibsonville NC on Saturday August 17th at 7:30pm for a full card of skull-crushing pro wrestling action! 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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