With six big matches, including a four match tournament to crown a new Champion, XCW Mid-West Wrestling was loaded for bear as its January 5 New Year's Revolution show kicked off 2010 with a bang in their new home at Jammerz Rollerdome!
"The Real Deal" Derrick Neal started an exciting opening contest with Simon Sezz. before the bell, but quickly winding up outside the ring after his opponent regained his bearings. Retaking an agressive lead, Neal ignored the rulebook in order to wear down Simon. Cutting off a rally and cranking up the pressure, Neal grew frustrated with Simon's resilience after several near falls. A missed splash from the middle rope gave Simon the chance he needed, and he gained the pinfall following a flip piledriver
The tournament's first match saw Todd Morton battle 2 Tuff Tony. With the size and strength both being in 2 Tuff Tony's favor, the early half of the match saw the big man keep Morton off balance and desperate to break through, especially after a classic "criss cross" which left Morton outraged but able to return to the drawing board. While Tony pulled out a hard-fought win, the devious Morton planted a chain on him, leaving the ref no choice but to call for a disqualification, placing Morton one win away from gold.
Hardboiled Vets Anchor Mid-Card
Ready to beat some humble into the cocky JD Maverick in the second tournament first round match, Bull Pain certainly looked to be well on his way to doing just that, controlling the first ten minutes and displaying Maverick's toughness, if anything. While Maverick found an opening and attempted to ground Pain by battering his left knee, the big man rumbled back to hit the Painkiller and move on to the finals.
The third and final tournament first round match pitted two indy wrestling legends, the always memorable Mad Man Pondo against the heart and soul of XCW Mid-West Wrestling, "Marvelous" Mitch Ryder. What started out as a friendly match soon had nowhere to go but down. With a heavyweight title shot at stake, the clean breaks soon gave way to hard rights, and before long, Pondo had taken the match outside, using every bit of the surroundings to his gain. Making it back into the ring, both men slugged it out, colliding with the ref in the process. Taking advantage of the situation, JD Maverick hit the ring to deliver a top rope elbow to a prone Ryder. Quickly covering him, Pondo gained the fall to advance to the evening's main event.
Controversy Boils over into Main Event
In a singles match featuring members of two XCW tag teams, Johnny Punch of Knuckles and Knives stepped up versus The Mobile Homers' Adam Revolver. While Revolver was firing on all cylinders, a quick thinking Punch crotched him on the middle rope and wrapped him up for the three count, ending the match almost as fast as it began!
The tournament had been clouded in controversy, and the championship elimination final proved to be no different. While Todd Morton would be unsuccessful in creating an alliance with either of his opponents, Bull Pain was equally successful in quickly eliminating the scheming contender with an old school jumping piledriver. Playing the numbers game, Pondo ran interference as manager Melissa Wild cracked Pain across the head with her kendo stick. Diverting Senior Referee Ollie's attention to Wild, Pondo then devastated Pain with a stop sign shot to the head for the three count to steal the match and take the XCW Mid-West Title.
XCW Mid-West Wrestling returns to action Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Jammerz Rollerdome for the 2nd Annual Rollin' Hard Memorial Show.
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