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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
With all eight competitors brawling all over the Sportatorium, Rage & the Machine's Mecha Mercenary & Michael McAllister kept their bearings and used the distraction of the brawl to pull off a convincing pinfall win in one-fall four-way tag team scramble action to kick off CWF BATTLECADE XIV over Smith & Weston, the Mid Atlantic Outlaws & the Killbillies.
The All Stars' "Assassin" Ray Kandrack was bracketed with the Goon Squad as he entered the arena for singles action against young bull "New Era" Jimmy Parker. The two went nose-to-nose, but with a little help from his friends Kandrack was able to put Parker away by pinfall. We can only assume that this was not the last time these two big men's paths will cross.
CWF's Rising Generation League Champion Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea hit the ring to defend his title in the 2013 RGL Tournament Final against the Aftermath's red-hot Chet Sterling. Lea left the ring with a noticeable limp and several pounds lighter after Sterling defeated the champion by pinfall while possibly holding the bottom rope, undetected by the referee.
CWF Mid Atlantic Television Champion Chase Dakota hit the ring to defend against PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Andrew Everett. A week out of his Ring of Honor debut, Everett found himself only leaving with the title belt he entered with after the traditional ten minute television time limit expired before a winner could be determined.
CWF's Golden Ticket Scramble Elimination match was up next with Aaron Biggs battling Mark James for two and a half minutes before Jason Miller was introduced. Miller eliminated Biggs and was almost finished with James before Lance Lude entered the fray. James found himself on the floor thanks to Miller and when the final competitor Cedric Alexander was introduced, Lude promptly tossed Miller out. Alexander and Lude put on an aerial show and a show of determination as Lance Lude walked out with the Golden Ticket and the right to sanction and schedule ANY match of his choosing with ANY stipulations at ANY time in the next six months!
The PWI International Heavyweight Title was on the line next as champion Shane "Hurricane" Helms hit the ring to defend against the 2013 CWF RUMBLE winner "Dirty" Zane Dawson. They started off with a vicious brawl, in ring and on the floor with Helms feeling the brunt of Dawson's spite. Several minutes into the battle, "Assassin" Ray Kandrack ran into the arena and clobbered Helms, who was already having trouble getting to his feet. As Dawson attempted to finish off the champion a familiar music blasted and Jeff Hardy (or someone who looked incredibly like him) blew in the back door, sent Kandrack running out of the arena and returned the favor to Dawson, allowing Helms to pin the big man to retain the title after exiting the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
"El Jefe" Manny Garcia was out next to battle Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride in a special No DQ Flag Match, with the winner's flag being put on display in the building on January 11th. McBride took an early advantage in the bout only to be defeated by his OWN flag pole to the midsection, allowing Garcia the pinfall win.
No DQ Three-Way Dance action was up next with "Lost Cause" Nick Richards forced to battle both Matthew de Nero & Donnie Dollar$, who were both former tag partners of Richards. Surprisingly, Dollar$ and de Nero went to war after Richards was dumped to the floor. Dollar$ was nearly out on his feet as de Nero won the match by pinfall over Richards. Sadly, de Nero then announced his farewell to CWF Mid Atlantic as he is relocating to Florida to continue his education, singing his way out of the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium and tearful fans.
Lee Valiant & Kamakazi Kid put the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Titles on the line against TWO teams in three-way tag title action, facing both the Goon Squad's Walter Eaton & Roy Wilkins w/Coach Gemini and Dynasty's Brad Attitude & "the 1st" Ric Converse with the gold on the line. "New Era" Jimmy Parker escorted the champions to the ring, standing in their corner and before the bell, TV Champion Chase Dakota entered the arena wearing a Ric Converse t-shirt and cheering for the Dynasty team and evening out the numbers for each team. Despite the champions brawling with EACH OTHER during the closing moments of the bout, they walked out with the titles, with Kazi screaming at Valiant as he disappeared through the curtains.
CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal hit the ring to defend his title against the Aftermath's "Head Honcho" Trevor Lee, escorted to the ring by new RGL Champ Chet Sterling. They fought, they brawled, they grappled and they fought some more. Lee was unimpressed after finding himself on the wrong end of a pinfall decision, setting Royal into a celebration kicked off by former champion "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel, who reminded everyone that Royal has held the title an entire calendar year!
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action on Saturday January 11th at 7:30pm at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium for CWF New Years Knockout 2014! Already signed for tag team action, the Aftermath's Trevor Lee & new RGL Champ Chet Sterling take on Lance Lude & Cedric Alexander! Also, the 2013 IndyInsiders Awards and the 2013 Images of the Year! All this and a full card of bone crushing wrestling action! Tickets, reservations, directions and MORE at www.cwf247.com!
(Above) Exiting the CWF ring after catching "Dirty" Zane Dawson with a Twist Of Fate to help out PWI International Heavyweight Champion Shane "Hurricane" Helms, the enigmatic Jeff Hardy heads for the exit at CWF BATTLECADE XIV at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sporatorium.
The Killbillies' "South Paw" Aric Andrews sets up Smith & Weston's Smith Garrett for punishment in 4-Team Scramble action for a shot at the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Titles.
Smith & Weston's Smith Garrett goes straight to the face of the Killbillies' "Honky Kong" Evan Banks.
Rage & the Machine's Michael McAllister goes toe-to-toe with the Mid Atlantic Outlaws' Matt Houston.
Rage & the Machine's Mecha Mercenary backs the Outlaw's Louis Moore into the corner.
Moore hoists up McAllister for a slam to the canvas.
"New Era" Jimmy Parker gets a quick measure of what to expect from the All Stars' "Assassin" Ray Kandrack in singles action.
Kandrack attacks as Parker turns his back on him in the ring.
Powerhouse Parker drives a shoulder into the midsection of Kandrack in the turnbuckles.
Kandrack goes for a quick pin attempt.
CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Champions Lee Valiant & Kamakazi Kid display dysfunctional family values as Valiant announces that Parker will be in their corner in the 3-Way Tag Title match later in the evening.
CWF Rising Generation League Champion Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea drops challenger/opponent Chet Sterling in a painful manner in the 2013 RGL Tournament Final.
Lea drops Sterling to the canvas, trying to slow down his attack rate.
The champion takes to the top ropes, but the challenger is waiting.
The Aftermath's Sterling tries to shoot Lea across the ring to the opposite corner.
CWF Mid Atlantic Television Champion Chase Dakota locks up with PWI International Ultra-J Crown Champion Andrew Everett in TV Title action.
Everett uses leverage to his advantage on the TV champion.
Everett comes in for a landing after nailing Dakota in the face with a flying drop kick.
Even with his opponent tied upside down in the turnbuckles, Dakota is not a happy camper.
Dakota adjusts his equipment prior to attempting to finish off the Ultra-J Crown champion in his "home" ring.
5-Man Golden Ticket action kicks off with rookie Aaron Biggs reeling from his colission with Mark James.
Jason Miller walks out from under Lance Lude, sending him face-first to the canvas.
Final competitor for the Golden Ticket, Cedric Alexander, enters the match.
Alexander ducks the attack of Lude. I think.
Lude moves forward despite Alexander awaiting him with an open-hand chop.
PWI International Heavyweight Champion Shane "Hurricane" Helms attempts to power slam challenger "Dirty" Zane Dawson in International Title action.
The Hurricane covers up in the corner as Dawson leads with his knuckles!
Dawson enjoys watching Helms attempt to return to his feet.
Helms is flat on his back while Dawson sounds off to the vocal sold-out house.
"Sugar" Shane successfully powers up Dawson for a big slam to the canvas.
"El Hefe" Manny Garcia sets up Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride for a chop in the corner in special No DQ Flag Match action.
Garcia collides with McBride in the corner with a clothesline.
Garcia takes a moment to let the fans at ringside know he considers them all to be "pieces of crap".
Garcia goes old school, attempting to finish off McBride with the finisher he used to have him forced out of CWF for 90 days earlier in 2013.
McBride tries to get the fans behind him so he can find a way back to his feet.
"Lost Cause" Nick Richards sets up former tag partner Donnie Dollar$ for a steel chair sandwich in No DQ 3-Way Dance action.
Dollar$ finds himself across the ring from another former partner, Matthew de Nero.
De Nero attacks with his feet, catching Dollar$ in the midsection.
Dollar$ goes under the ring for the kitchen sink!
Matthew de Nero employs his own equalizer, the Power Glove©!
Former manager Brad Stutts helps de Nero sing his exit from CWF Mid Atlantic's active roster, as he is continuing his education in Florida.
Coach Gemini offers a helping hand to the Goon Squad's Walter Eaton & Roy Wilkins, who have Dynasty's Ric Converse trapped in their corner in 3-Way Tag Title action.
Dynasty's Brad Attitude catches partner Converse in the mouth with a superkick.
CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions Lee Valiant & Kamakazi Kid get all dysfunctional during a title defense!
The Goon Squad's business picks up in their corner as they go 2-on-1 on Valiant.
Dynasty's Converse & Attitude await the return of Kamakazi Kid to his feet.
Eaton attacks Valiant after clobbering Kazi on the top turnbuckle.
CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Arik Royal hoists up challenger "Head Honcho" Trevor Lee in main event title action.
Lee struggles for a quick cover after nailing the champion with a flying dropkick.
Lee catches an elbow in the midsection staying in close with Royal.
Lee's Aftermath partner Chet Sterling seems stunned watching Royal beat up his teammate.
Lee lifts and runs Royal head-first into the canvas.
Lee drives a shoulder into the gut of Royal in the turnbuckles.
Royal changes course of Lee's attack, shoving him toward the ring ropes.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium at 1001 Springwood Ave. in Gibsonville NC on Saturday January 11th at 7:30pm for CWF New Years Knockout! 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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