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Mid Atlantic Sportatorium
The thirteenth annual CWF BattleCade kicked off with six-man tag action pitting the Black Watch's Solomon Spades, Chase Dakota & Joe Black squaring off against the team of Matt Smith, Donnie Dollar$ & Matthew de Nero. A fast-paced rumble ensued with all six men showing off their favorite means of inflicting pain on their opponents including the appearance of the legendary Power Glove™. The Black Watch team stole yet another bout by using teamwork to confuse the official and win with a numbers game advantage. Matt Smith was seen leaving the arena in disgust.
Grudge action hit the ring as All Star Michael "the Fury" McAllister was introduced followed by former teammate "Hard Times" Ty Dillinger, who came to CWF Mid Atlantic asking for a chance to redeem himself from CWF Last Date With Destiny. Dillinger went to work after surviving a couple of McAllister's patented low-angle clotheslines, finally turning the tide into his favor. McAllister didn't let that phase him whatsoever, as he simply retrieved a wooden club he'd brought to the ring area and clobbered Dillinger out of the sight of the ring official and rolled him up for a pin.
Overdrive's Robyn Golphin & Terrell Givens were out next to face off against the Aftermath's Chet Sterling & Xsiris w/William L. Cross in tag team action. Xsiris, returning from a notable absence, hit the ring in stride with his vocal disgust for his opponents at full volume. After showing rookie partner Chet Sterling how the Aftermath rolled, Xsiris showed off his own abilities, helping finish off his lightning-fast opponents by pinfall.
Falls Count Anywhere action hit the arena next as All Star Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega renewed hostilities with Jason Miller. The match only occurred inside of the squared circle for a few minutes at a time, at one point saw the two competitors exit the fire exit at the rear of the facility. Ortega dropped Miller into the center of the Mid Atlantic Wrestling logo on the lobby floor and armed himself with a steel chair as he snarled at the fans who'd followed the bout into the entranceway of the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium. Miller fought back against Ortega, blocking the chair and turning his anger back on the All Star, getting a pinfall win on the floor in the lobby.
CWF Mid Atlantic Television Champion Trevor Lee was out next only to discover a change in his challenger as Commissioner Corey Edsel introduced Brad Attitude as the replacement for "Young Gun" Nick Richards, who was unable to appear. Attitude got serious at the opening bell, looking for a quick pinfall over the young champion, but was thwarted in his attempts to grab the TV Title belt in short order. Lee kept his composure and showed off his own abilities against veteran Attitude, who ended up bleeding from his throat area after a collision on the ringside floor. Lee took control of the bout, pinning Attitude to continue his first major title run.
The Final of the 2012 CWF Rising Generation League Tournament pitted rookie Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea against reigning RGL Champion Aftermath's Ben Tyler w/Chet Sterling. Lea continues to display his progress, keeping the champion off balance and in reverse, but the champion would always get Sterling on the floor to create a diversion to turn the advantage of the bout. Adding insult to injury "the 1st" Ric Converse hit the ring and attacked Lea as the referee was trying to regain control of the bout. Tyler was then able to finish off his challenger via pinfall to become the first ever reigning champion to win the RGL Tournament.
Marcellus "Mid Atlantic" King was introduced next, and all hell followed. The Aftermath's Ric Converse brutally attacked King in the ring, dragging him to the concrete floor before the referee could start the match. Referees and security personnel were summoned to the ring area to help King out of the arena as the fans loudly disapproved. King didn't let it end that way, he drug himself back to the ring with an injured leg, climbed through the ropes and went to battle against a former six-time Mid Atlantic Champion and former World Champion. Converse had his motor running backwards as the relentless King advanced on him for the majority of the bout, dishing out serious damage when he got his hands on him. TV Champ Trevor Lee & RGL Champ Ben Tyler hit the ring moments after the ring official was speared by King, attacking King along with Converse. King cleaned house despite an injured leg, send them all flying out of the ring before finishing off "Mr. BattleCade" by pinfall.
Coach Gemini presented his All Star Goon Squad's Walter Eaton & Roy Wilkins to challenge the undefeated CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Champions Killbillies' "South Paw" Aric Andrews & "Honky Kong" Evan Banks w/"Barefoot" Bobby Joe Neil. With Banks arriving at ringside with his injured arm still in a sling, he became the focus of the Goon Squad's attacks until Andrews' face was introduced to the steel ringpost, causing one of the most horrendous pictures of pain I've seen in many years of covering pro wrestling. Andrews fought his way to the corner to tag in to help Banks, who was being brutalized by the sadistic Eaton & Wilkins team, but was unable to do much more than stand his ground despite a vicious gash on his forehead. The Killbillies will have to lick their wounds and get healthy to demand a title rematch after finally losing their first bout as a team at the year-end Anniversary event.
Six man tag action was up next as "Surly" Cecil Scott led the team of Mecha Mercenary and Zane & Dave Dawson to the ring to take on Kamakazi Kid, Chiva Kid & PWI International Heavyweight Champion Shane "Hurricane" Helms. A fast-paced bout of multiple tags and high-flying action erupted all over the arena as the "superheroes" went to war with the "monsters". The tide of the battle tilted in both team's favor but the fan-favorite team of Kazi, Chiva & Helms took it up a notch for a pinfall win.
CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion All Star "Assassin" Ray Kandrack w/Coach Gemini was up for the main event, defending against 2012 Weaver Cup Champion Arik Royal. These two competitors have a long ugly history with each other and there was no love lost from bell to bell in the BattleCade XIII main event. With the fans firmly behind the challenger, Royal found yet another magic moment to remember in his career, resisting the attacks of the "Assassin" and doing as he's been telling everyone he was going to do since the Weaver Cup Finals, taking the title from around the waist of the champion. The ring filled with revelers as the celebration began for Royal's first Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title reign.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns next Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium with the Set's Lance Lude & Jay Sinn challenging the Goon Squad for the CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Titles at CWF New Year's Knockout! The return of Charlie Dreamer and the latest on the 2012 Insiders Awards! Reserve your seats NOW or anytime at www.cwf247.com!
(Above) Chiva Kid suicide dives over the top ropes onto the Dawsons at Gibsonville NC's Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.
Fatback's Donnie Dollar$ drops from the ring apron onto the battle on the floor as Matt Smith & Fatback take on Solomon Spades' Black Watch in six-man action.
Matt Smith feeds Spades a mouth full of knee in the corner turnbuckles.
Joe Black attacks Matthew de Nero who is attacking Chase Dakota...
Smith tortures former partner Dakota as Spades makes a timely save.
Smith continues his one-man wrecking crew tirade, trying to choke out Joe Black in the corner.
"Hard Times" Ty Dillinger feeds former partner Michael "the Fury" McAllister a menu of ringboots in singles grudge match action.
McAllister does what he does best, attacking Dillinger from behind.
Dillinger tries to backslide McAllister's shoulders to the canvas for the pin.
Overdrive's Terrell Givens controls the Aftermath's Chet Sterling on the canvas as the referee asks if he wants to continue in tag team action.
Xsiris hits the ring, ready to wreak havoc on Givens.
Overdrive's Robyn Golphin feeds ringboots to Sterling as he's tied up on the canvas.
Xsiris drives a knee into the spine of Golphin.
Xsiris toys with Golphin, trying to get a humiliating submission in the center of the ring.
All Star Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega renews hostilities with Jason Miller in Falls Count Anywhere action.
Ortega retreats on the floor as Miller advances.
Ortega drops boots on the prone Miller on the floor at ringside.
Ortega crows that the match is over as he positions Miller on the Mid Atlantic Wrestling logo in the lobby floor and arms himself with a steel chair.
Brad Attitude measures CWF Mid Atlantic Television Champion Trevor Lee for a belt removal.
Lee stays on course, attacking the challenger on the floor at ringside.
Lee gets full extension as he nails Attitude with a flying dropkick.
Attitude flips into the ring and onto the TV Champ.
Attitude has the title won, but the ring official is distracted by "the 1st" Ric Converse's presence.
Current RGL Champion Ben Tyler sets up rookie Chris "Sho Smoove" Lea for punishment in the final bout of the 2012 Rising Generation League Tournament.
Lea reacts to the damage being inflicted by the Aftermath's Tyler.
Tyler goes for a long field goal...and it's good!
Lea follows Tyler up onto the corner turnbuckles to decide the title.
Marcellus "Mid Atlantic" King goes overhand attacking former partner "the 1st" Ric Converse in grudge match action a long time in the making.
King tries to boot Converse as manager William L. Cross proclaims the bout over.
Converse connects to the jaw of King.
The Aftermaths' Lee & Tyler try to make the save, inserting themselves into the battle.
Xsiris tries to keep Converse calm after he blows his stack following the King pinfall. The Aftermath seem to have some issues...
CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Champions Killbillies' manager Bobby Joe Neil tries to cheer "Honky Kong" Evan Banks off of the floor abd back into the title match.
All Star Goon Squad's Roy Wilkins continues to punish the injured shoulder of Banks with an assist from partner Walter Eaton.
After a collision with the ringpost, "South Paw" Aric Andrews bravely climbs onto the apron for a tag.
Andrews is seriously in need of medical attention and questionable in returning to the ring.
Andrews is down but not out after the titles change hands and the ring officials begin calling for help.
PWI International Heavyweight Champion Shane "Hurricane" Helms stands over Zane Dawson in six-man tag team action.
Helms drags Dawson to the corner for a tag with Chiva Kid.
Chiva attacks Dave Dawson after dropping him to his knees in the center of the squared circle.
Dave Dawson positions the stunned Kamakazi Kid for the entrance of Mecha Mercenary.
Mecha hoists Kazi up for a face-plant into the canvas.
The Dawsons double flap-jack the Chiva Kid to the canvas.
Helms catches Zane Dawson and signals for a chokeslam.
The 2011 and 2012 Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament champion Arik Royal tries to escape the go-behind of CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion "Assassin" Ray Kandrack in main event title action.
Kandrack lifts Royal across his shoulders on the floor at ringside.
Coach Gemini makes the save as Royal tries to submit the champion.
Challenger and champion exchange Muay Thai-style kicks after cleaning the ring of Aftermath rookies.
Royal tries to feed Kandrack his entire ringboot!
Coach Gemini is in convulsions on the entrance ramp after being knocked silly by Royal.
Kandrack can't believe that Royal was able to get a hand over the rope before the three-count.
Referee Charles Richardson warns Kandrack after he drops to the floor and grabs a steel chain from under the ring.
Royal tries to catch his breath after being awarded the CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title by the referee.
PWI International Heavyweight Champion Shane Helms joins the celebration to congratulate Royal and CWF Mid Atlantic for a spectacular 13th Anniversary event.
CWF Mid Atlantic returns to live action at the brand new Mid Atlantic Sportatorium on 1001 Springwood Ave in Gibsonville NC on Saturday January 5th 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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