No Excuses 3
August 4th, 2007
Court Time Sports Center – Elizabeth, PA
Complete results from Joe Dombrowski
- “Balls Hot” Troy Lords def. Azrieal
- Sexual Harassment (Eric Xtasy & Justin Idol) def. The Hollywood Balds (Jimmy DeMarco & Vendetta) and Michael “The Bomber” Facade & Johnny Gargano
- “The Baddest Man in IWC” Raymond Rowe def. “The Havana Pitbull” Ricky Reyes
- The Burning River Brigade (“M-Dogg” Matt Cross & Josh Prohibition) def. Southern Comfort (Tracy Smothers & Chris Hamrick)
- IWC Super Indy Champion “Fabulous” John McChesney def. Delirious
- J-Rocc def. Bubba the Bulldog
- “The Shooter” Brent Albright def. HENTAI
- IWC Tag Team Champions The Gambino Brothers (Mickey & Marshall Gambino) def. BabyFace Fire (Shiima Xion & Jason Gory)
- IWC World Heavyweight Champion Dennis Gregory def. Sterling James Keenan
“No Excuses 3” Saturday August 4, 2007 from the Court Time Sports Center in Elizabeth, Pa would be a night nearly one year in the making for Sterling James Keenan. Sterling had battled through every top contender, and even through being fired for a brief time, to finally earn the right to challenge 4-time and current IWC Heavyweight Champion Dennis Gregory. In the hours leading up to the encounter, SJK made several violent but very calculated attempts at eliminating all who could potentially screw SJK out of the gold. From John McChesney to Brent Albright to Sebastian Dark, all received knock-out shots from SJK and were promptly ejected from the building. Promoter Norm Connors took great delight in eliminating crooked referee Steven Colter himself, leaving just Sterling and Gregory to settle their differences, with impartial referee CJ Sensation calling the action. Or so we had thought. In a shocking act of betrayal, CJ assaulted Sterling with CJ’s Kidnapper maneuver, screwing Sterling, and protecting the title reign of Dennis Gregory. As Gregory and his henchmen celebrated their success, CJ Sensation counted the money for all to see, as Dennis Gregory successfully bought off another longtime Norm Connors loyalist.
Tragedy was not just limited to the IWC Title picture, but the tag titles as well. Mickey & Marshall Gambino were successful in defending the IWC Tag Team Titles against Babyface Fire, Shiima Xion & Jason Gory. Action continued after the bell and into The Gambinos’ champagne celebration, which soon turned disastrous. Apparently with victory not enough to please the sinister Italians, The Gambino clan viciously struck Shiima in the facial area with a heavy glass champagne bottle, shattering the bottle into hundreds of pieces, and causing Shiima to require medical attention shortly thereafter. The growing Gambino Family: Mickey, Marshall, Jimmy DeMarco, Vendetta, Viki Gambino, and chauffeurs Flexor & Ferrari all celebrated their distasteful actions.
One man who seemed content with facing his consequences head-on was HENTAI. Rumors of HENTAI’s growing unrest with the new direction of the Unholy Alliance, being shifted more toward Dennis Gregory’s ego than toward the cause and beliefs HENTAI and original leader Shirley Doe had fought so long and hard for, finally came to a head when HENTAI confronted Gregory about the situation, claiming there is no Unholy Alliance without Doe or HENTAI. Gregory’s response was quick and merciless, Gregory stated that both HENTAI and the Unholy Alliance name were completely dead to him, and led the rest of his charges on an all-out assault on HENTAI. Ever the competitor, HENTAI refused to back down, accepting an open challenge from “The Shooter” Brent Albright later that night. HENTAI fought his heart out, but with an already severely injured arm thanks to that attack earlier in the night, it was an easy target for Albright and his Crowbar submission hold.
The one-time Unholy Alliance was successful across the board, as “Fabulous” John McChesney was able to defeat his greatest rival of 2006 and someone who had his number for several months, the very bizarre Delirious accompanied by personal translator Daizee Haze.
“The Baddest Man in IWC” Ray Rowe, still with taped ribs from his unforgettable clash with Samoa Joe, went toe-to-toe with perhaps an equally physical and intense athlete in former IWC Champion Ricky Reyes. Ray Rowe again showed superhuman like intensity and pain threshold with match Reyes strike-for-strike, overpowering the Rottweiler with three vicious powerbombs en route to a win and major step in Ray Rowe’s singles career.
The hottest tag team rivalry in IWC in 2004 was re-lived as “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross & Josh Prohibition, teaming for the first time in IWC in over one year, defeated the timeless veterans of the “Original Wild-Eyed Southern Boy” Tracy Smothers and “High-Flying” Chris Hamrick, teaming for the first time in and IWC ring together in nearly two years. Both teams were in rare form and are another indication of just how red hot IWC’s tag division is becoming.
“Balls Hot” Troy Lords got himself back on the post-Super Indy winning path, evening his series with “Da Good Guy” Azrieal. Lords and Azrieal are 1-1 with major Super Indy Title ranking implications at stake when it comes to these two men. One can only believe a rubber match is right around the corner.
Sexual Harassment, Eric Xtasy & Justin Idol, have had their mental, emotional and lifestyle differences on display for the past year, but with Justin Idol finally laying down the law, saying he’s sick of the shenanigans, Sexual Harassment seems to finally have that serious edge it had lacked through most of its most recent incarnation. Despite the last-minute addition of the social deviant “DeeeLicious” Jimmy DeMarco and his Hollywood Balds teammate Vendetta, Eric & Justin still prevailed in this impromptu three-way dance which also featured former tag team champions 19-year-old prodigy Johnny Gargano and the “Suburban Terrorist” Michael “The Bomber” Façade.
Bubba the Bulldog, with his open challenge to the man he helped train for professional wrestling Kurt Angle on the table, stepped into battle against “The Big Daddy of Destruction” J-Rocc. It was Bubba’s mouth and ego that once again got him into trouble. Bubba got into the face of Ray Rowe at ringside, took his eye off of J-Rocc, and suffered the One Hitter Quitter death valley driver for the win.