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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
The first of two semifinal bouts in the 2012 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament pitted Fun Athletic Guy Trevor Lee w/Chet against the 2011 Weaver Cup champion Arik Royal for a shot at the main event final. The two battled tooth and nail from bell to bell until Royal finally "rang the bell" of the apprentice in the Aftermath, allowing him to advance to the Final via pinfall. Aftermath manager William L. Cross came out and announced Lee has 4 weeks to prove himself or he's out of the group!
Fatback's "Young Gun" Nick Richards was up next in the second semifinal bout, led to the ring by manager Brad Stutts, only to discover CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion "Assassin" Ray Kandrack and Coach Gemini awaiting their arrival. Richards took several momentum swings and came really close to finishing off the CWF Champ, with the final momentum swing being when Richards caused Kandrack to injure his own knee. The usually stoic champion screamed in pain, refocused and withstood attacks on his injured knee to advance to the evening's main event final by pinfall.
The bizarre Chase Dakota was out next for singles action against high-flyer LaBron Kozone and the two went to battle, sticking mainly to the canvas and a vertical base. As the fans got loudly behind the newcomer Kozone, Dakota took note and turned up his viciousness a few notches to get a pinfall win in under five minutes against the fan favorite.
Mecha Mercenary and "Surly" Cecil Scott were out next, with the mask of the Kamakazi Kid in tow for singles action against Matt Smith. Smith took a beating early on and was flat on the canvas before redoubling his efforts (or perhaps getting angry) and taking the fight to the nearly invincible masked monster. Mecha held up the mask of the Kamakazi Kid and suddenly, the former champion's entrance video flared across the big screen. Kazi hit the arena from the back door, hitting and running, and exiting after getting Mecha so angry that Smith was able to earn a win over the big man via the referee's count out.
Six man tag team action was up next as the All Stars team of Roy Wilkins, Walter Eaton & Michael "the Fury" McAllister w/Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega entered to take on Jason Miller and two partners of his choice. After the All Stars surrounded Miller, CWF Mid Atlantic Television Champion Donnie Dollar$ and Matthew de Nero hit the ring to even the odds, with manager Brad Stutts in tow. One of the hardest hitting contests in CWF history ensued with blistering chops and vicious kicks raining down on both teams before the more vicious stomping kicked in. Ortega, with his arm in a sling, removed it and got involved on the floor of the arena as all six men brawled, helping his team to a pinfall win via his helping hand.
The Aftermath's "the 1st" Ric Converse w/William L. Cross were out next for a singles bout against one half of the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions, Killbillies' "South Paw" Aric Andrews. Converse spent several moments unleashing his acid tongue on the Killbillies fans at ringside, who never once let up the entire match. Andrews displayed the wrestling ability and skills necessary to be a champion, swapping holds and counters with the former six-time Mid Atlantic Champion. After a run-in by Aftermath partner Trevor Lee, which was turned away quickly by Andrews, Converse finished off the game competitor by winning the numbers game via pinfall. As Converse is about to exit the ring, Marcellus "Mid Atlantic" King appears on the big screen and tells Converse he's not the same person that he used to team with in the Aftermath and that he was all business today. Converse responded with the house mic that he wants King in the ring in two weeks when CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action on Saturday September 8th.
Injured and hobbling, CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion "Assassin" Ray Kandrack made his way to the ring with Coach Gemini to await Arik Royal, who had won the 2011 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament and was looking for back-to-back wins. The two bulls of the woods locked horns and it got ugly quick. The two have no love lost between them and it only took a few minutes for Royal to realize just how injured Kandrack really was. Kandrack became the proverbial immovable object forcing Royal to become the proverbial irresistible force, which he did with the support of the fans. Royal did his part to make the Final bout of the 2012 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament an instant classic, forcing a submission out of the angry champion Kandrack in the middle of the ring. During his celebration and victory lap, Royal took the house mic and announced that unlike last year, when he used his winning challenge for a title shot and failed to win it, that he was ready to announce his challenge immediately. Stating he hopes that Kandrack is still champion in four months, Royal cashed in his winner's bonus demanding a CWF Heavyweight Title bout at Battlecade in December!
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action on Saturday September 8th at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium. Only ten minutes from Greensboro, the M.A.S. hosts top-shelf independent pro wrestling and is the home of CWF Mid Atlantic. You can reserve seats for the next event now or anytime at www.cwf247.com.
(Above) Arik Royal circles injured CWF Heavyweight Champ "Assassin" Ray Kandrack during the final match of the 2012 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
2011 Weaver Cup Champion Arik Royal cranks on the wrist of Fun Athletic Guy Trevor Lee in 2012 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament Semifinal action.
Lee crows from the position of advantage as he catches Royal in the ring ropes.
Trevor nails Arik with a flying dropkick to the face.
Royal puts the boots to Lee in the closing moments.
Arik Royal sounds off to Chris Lea after the bout about making history in the Weaver Cup Final main event.
CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion "Assassin" Ray Kandrack unloads a hammering blow across the back of "Young Gun" Nick Richards in 2012 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament Semifinal action.
Coach Gemini takes advantage of Richards being tossed to the floor at ringside behind the referee's back.
Kandrack circles Richards like a shark moving in for the kill.
Richards swings the momentum after realizing Kandrack has injured his knee!
Richards sets up Kandrack for a Figure Four leglock in hopes of advancing to the main event.
The bizzare Chase Dakota shoots LaBron Kozone into the ropes in singles action.
Dakota relentlessly stays on the high-flyer, keeping him grounded on the canvas.
Dakota teases the Kozone fans at ringside as he twists him up like a pretzel.
Referee Charles Richardson asks Kozone if he wants to submit.
Matt Smith goes straight to the face of the masked Mecha Mercenary in singles action.
Smith physically removes "Surly" Cecil Scott from the ringside apron.
Mecha hoists up Smith for a painful body slam.
Mecha looks around in confusion as the Kamakazi Kid's entrance video plays and he enters the back door of the arena.
Matthew de Nero goes for a quick pinfall over the All Stars' Walter Eaton in six-man tag team action.
Jason "JBM" Miller picks up Wilkins for a painful body slam to the canvas.
Eaton drops a vicious boot off of the ropes onto the waiting Miller.
The "Goon Squad" Wilkins and Eaton double-team de Nero on the canvas.
Michael "the Fury" McAllister drags de Nero back into the All Stars' corner as Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega directs traffic from the floor at ringside.
TV Champion Donnie Dollar$ finally gets into the fray, setting the All Stars up and knocking them down.
Former six-time Mid Atlantic champion "the 1st" Ric Converse tries to get out of the grip of the Killbillies' "South Paw" Aric Andrews in singles action.
Andrews shows that winning one half of the Mid Atlantic Tag Titles wasn't a fluke by displaying his wrestling prowess in the squared circle.
Converse walks right into an Aric Andrews chop.
Converse tries to slow down the momentum by putting the brakes on Andrews.
Referee Charles Richardson removes Trevor Lee from the ring as William L. Cross strikes behind the official's turned back.
Marcellus "Mid Atlantic" King lets Converse know he's still in the crosshairs and that he will be back at the M.A.S. in two weeks to face him!
Despite his knee injury, the game CWF Champion gets violent quickly with Arik Royal in the 2012 Weaver Cup Final.
Royal punts the chest of Kandrack in the center of the ring.
Royal knows Kandrack's seconds are numbered as he struggles to get off of the canvas due to his injury.
Royal drives his glutes into the midsection of Kandrack in the corner turnbuckles.
Royal nails Kandrack in mid-air and a cry of pain can be heard all over the arena.
CWF Commissioner "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel, the first Weaver Cup Champion, hits the ring to being the celebration with the first repeat champion Arik Royal.
Edsel presents the first back-to-back Weaver Cup Champion to the fans in Gibsonville.
Royal throws down the guantlet, cashing in his title shot for the Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title at Battlecade in December!
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action at the brand new Mid Atlantic Sportatorium on 1001 Springwood Ave in Burlington on Saturday September 8th with 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. Gibsonville NC
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