A Call To Arms 5
December 20th, 2008
Court Time Sports Center – Elizabeth, PA
Complete results from Joe Dombrowski
- Michael Facade def. Logan Shulo
- Super Hentai def. Chest Flexor
- Delirious def. Sami Callihan
- Ricky Reyes & BabyFace Fire (Shiima Xion & Jason Gory) def. The Cleveland Mafia (Raymond Rowe, Shane Taylor, & J-Rocc)
- Daizee Haze def. Nevaeh
- Jimmy DeMarco def. Larry Sweeney
- Sexual Harassment (Eric Xtasy & Justin Idol) def. IWC Tag Team Champions The Gambino Brothers (Mickey & Marshall Gambino) and Irish Airborne (Dave & Jake Crist) to win the titles
IWC ended its calendar year with A Call to Arms 5 on Saturday night, December 20. In the main event, Eric Xtasy & Justin Idol survived a three-team elimination match to make Sexual Harassment once again IWC Tag Team Champions! The elimination of the third team in play, Dave & Jake Crist of Irish Airborne, saw their night cut short under controversial means, with the official counting 3 without noticing Jake’s foot on the bottom rope. Airborne pleaded their case to no avail, and in an act of frustration went as far as to attack Harassment later on in the match, nearly crushing their championship dreams. As the Gambinos fought on with flunky Ferrari at ringside, Viki Gambino was emotionless and disinterested, clearly signifying her torn allegiance from within the Family. The rift widened when Gambino cousin “DeeeLicious” Jimmy DeMarco was instrumental in the defeat of Mickey & Marshall. Sexual Harassment are champions again, with Irish Airborne hot on their heels, while the rift in the Family continues to widen with escalating friction, a struggle for power, and Viki Gambino caught in the middle.
A wild and physical six man tag team war saw IWC Champion Shiima Xion re-unite Babyface Fire with Jason Gory, and also join forces with formerchampion Ricky Reyes to defeat the re-formed Cleveland Mafia of Ray Rowe, J-Rocc, and Shane Taylor, however the true story here had little to do with the actual match. Following a Cleveland Mafia sneak attack on their foes immediately after the match, Ray Rowe cut the celebration short, with a shocking clothesline delivered to J-Rocc, just weeks after re-uniting with him. A surefire explosion between Rowe and Shane Taylor was defused quickly when Taylor joined Rowe in the assault on J-Rocc. To make matters even more chaotic, Ricky Reyes locked champion Shiima Xion in the lethal dragon sleeper. After a heated personal, and nearly physical altercation between Reyes and our promoter, Reyes, Rowe, and Taylor left togther, taking IWC’s most physically imposing faction, and somehow making it even more dangerous. How and why has this happened? And perhaps more importantly, what’s next, and who can stop it?
Super Indy champion Delirious successfully defended his championship over perhaps the most talked about athlete in independent wrestling today “The New Horror” Sami Callihan. But after such a strong performance against a 2-time champion, can IWC gold be that far ahead in Callihan’s future?
One month after being called out before their scheduled match-time by Dennis Gregory, John McChesney returned the favor. Holding the very shirt he wore when he first confronted Gregory as a fan some ten years ago, McChesney promised to shove it down Gregory’s throat and prove Gregory to be a ‘bum’. When Gregory emerged McChesney, not about to let Gregory’s screwdriver attack happen once again, had a plan. With a roll of quarters in hand, The Fabulous One delivered a knock-out punch, and let the fans count his unofficial pinfall over the former 5-time champion. Gregory’s assertion that McChesney will always be a follower and not a leader certainly didn’t ring true tonight as McChesney takes one step farther in proving HE was the true reason for success in Gregory’s War Machine.
“Sweet & Sour” Larry Sweeney, the most charismatic entity in IWC history, had a busy Call to Arms this year. The “Sour” of Sweet & Sour came out as Sweeney accepted a large payoff from Mickey & Marshall Gambino in an attempt to take out their rebellious cousin “DeeeLicious” Jimmy DeMarco. While DeMarco was able to catch an upset victory, Sweeney re-introduced IWC to his lethal side, severely damaging DeMarco’s knee, shoulder, and lacerating his head. With his tag partner Vendetta out indefinitely thanks to a Gambino attack, will the self-described Pope of Grope DeMarco be able to survive the direct and indirect wrath of The Family?
Sweeney also debuted his brand new interview segment “Sweeney’s Swaghouse”, and who could be more fitting as a first guest than Larry Sweeney himself. Sweeney soaked in the spotlight as he somehow interviewed himself, as the multi-time ICW/ICWA Texarkana Television Champion’s ego seemed to grow to heights not seen in IWC in recent years. Sweeney even went so far as to call out “Nature Boy” Ric Flair for next month’s “A New Beginning Woo”. Before long, Sweeney introduced his real guest… Chest Flexor, of the Gambino entourage, who has seen himself enter IWC rings as an active competitor in some less-than-advantageous circumstances lately. After a brief interview, Sweeney was tired of sharing the spotlight, attacking Flexor unprovoked, knocking him out. Unfortunately, Flexor then had a match… against the man who put Super Indy on the map… Super Hentai. Hentai made short work of Flexor, and also fended off an attack from the still-fired CJ Sensation from the crowd, before hearing good news from our promoter: As a result of Hentai’s requests, the annual Super Indy Tournament is back… however Hentai must now qualify. The work to bring back the tournament is done but with the glory of the tournament, comes the sacrifice and effort to get there, and for Hentai that road begins now.
In women’s action, manager and interpreter for Delirious, Daizee Haze defeated Midwest standout Nevaeh in one-on-one action, much needed momentum leading into her scheduled match-up next month against former WCW star and one of the most unpredictable women around, Daffney.
The young lions of IWC continued their great series, as Michael “The Bomber” Façade collided with Logan Shulo in a winning effort to even the series 1-1. Façade was able to counter the powerbomb that finished him last month, and connect with a 720-degree DDT he calls “Defamation of Character”. While Façade and Shulo’s score is largely unsettled, one thing for sure is IWC’s future is brighter than ever.