Winner Takes All
November 20th, 2010
Court Time Sports Center – Elizabeth, PA
Complete results from Joe Dombrowski
- Matt Justice def. Logan Shulo
- Dennis Gregory vs. Dean Radford went to a double count-out
- Tyler Stone def. David R. DiMera
- The Gambino Brothers (Mickey & Marshall Gambino) def. Irish Airborne (Dave & Jake Crist)
- ROH World Champion Roderick Strong def. IWC Super Indy Champion Shiima Xion in a non-title match
- Jon Bolen def. Bubba the Bulldog in a #1 contenders match for the IWC Championship
- IWC Tag Team Champions Flippin’ Ain’t Easy (Jason Gory & Michael “The Bomber” Facade) def. Hit And Run (“Canadian Crazyhorse” Michael Elgin & “The Hit” Ashley Sixx)
- Justin Idol def. Eric Lee Schwab in a strap match
- Super Hentai def. Sara Feeny, Corey Futuristic, Nicki Valentino, Grea Cingsley, and Josh Alexander in Shiima Xion’s Final Trial Series
- “Big League” John McChesney def. IWC World Heavyweight Champion “DeeeeeLicious” Jimmy DeMarco in a Career vs. Career, Last Man Standing Match to win the title
DeMarco Career Comes To Close As Internal Unrest Rises
Saturday night, November 20 at the Court Time Sports Center in Elizabeth, PA was the very aptly named “Winner Takes All”, but it wasn’t just about taking all, it was about losing everything. One man was to leave as IWC Champion, the other was just simply to leave, as “Big League” John McChesney challenged “DeeeLicious” Jimmy DeMarco in a Last Man Standing Career vs. Career Match.
The mood was raucous all night, hitting a fever pitch as perhaps the most lively and vocal crowd in IWC history converged together to witness this course-altering encounter. The mood was proven to be one-of-a-kind experience early, with an entrance that only Jimmy DeMarco could make, including the listing of over two dozen nicknames he’s held throughout his career, as well as a few special props thrown in along the way. When the bell sounded, brutality ensued as both McChesney and DeMarco brawled all over the building, using a variety of weapons. “Big League” revisited the damage done from several months ago, cracking DeMarco in the skull with a steel chair. Two referees went down in the carnage as well. McChesney even momentarily handcuffed DeMarco to the ring ropes before assaulting the champion with a baseball bat. Undeterred, and always showing the will to fight, DeMarco battled back and seemed poised for victory until a sick plan unfolded before our eyes. Bubba the Bulldog, Jimmy Vega$ and Dean Radford emerged together with a plan, seemingly out to get DeMarco, however Jon Bolen and Super Hentai were able to even the odds for the most part. However, when it appeared Dennis Gregory was coming to the aid of long-time ally DeMarco, Gregory instead turned his fury onto Jimmy, taking part in the assault himself. With every official down and DeMarco unconscious with the vultures circling, Bubba forced IWC owner Chuck Roberts to make perhaps the most difficult choice of his life — Count out his friend DeMarco, and cause the end of Jimmy DeMarco’s career, or refuse to count him and risk ending DeMarco’s life. Chuck did what he had to do, he made the 10 count, crowning John McChesney the new IWC Champion and Jimmy DeMarco, sadly, gone from IWC.
Jimmy had an opportunity to address the fans, thanking them for their support of himself and the company, showcasing the passion and dedication Jimmy has had for IWC since day one, one final time. Bubba offered Jimmy a chance to get to keep his IWC job, that is, if DeMarco would get on his knees and beg. DeMarco, always a stand-up guy and never politically correct, instead gave IWC one more classic DeMarco moment, the dreaded crotch claw before fleeing into the crowd amongst his people and riding off into the IWC sunset. On behalf of everyone at IWC, we sincerely thank Jimmy DeMarco for the years of dedication and sacrifice to this great organization. Jimmy will go down as one of the most talented, unique, and entertaining competitors in IWC history, and regardless of what the future holds, a big part of Jimmy DeMarco will always be here in IWC.
But with one chapter ending, one must question the motives of the group we saw at the conclusion of the night, as it seems this is much more than meets the eye.
Early in the night, Dean Radford battled Dennis Gregory to crown a new #1 contender to the IWC Title. However, rather than compete, it seemed all Radford wanted to do was talk to Gregory and explain SOMETHING to him. Gregory, a 5x former IWC Champion, wanted nothing more than to be back in title contention and refused to listen, so Radford intentionally got himself, and Gregory counted out. This was the second time Radford had walked out from a fight in recent memory. We know Radford has claimed that IWC today isn’t the same IWC he used to know and love, and he has largely been a man alone, but why would Dean Radford back down from a fight?
Moments later, we saw two young graduates of the official IWC training school, The Iron City Wrestling Academy, do battle under heavy pressure and impress, as Tyler Stone defeated “The Feature Presentation” David DiMera. However, right after the match, former 2-time IWC champion Jimmy Vega$ hit the ring and laid waste to both men. Vega$ stated his frustration with not being schedule on the event that evening, and placed the blame at IWC owner Chuck Roberts for overlooking him. Vega$ stated there would be changes, and they would start tonight.
Even still, we saw these men during Shiima Xion’s final test for Super Hentai for Hentai to “prove” he deserved one last shot at the IWC Super Indy Title. After chasing Shiima for months, and body slamming 375 lb Shane Taylor last September, Hentai was ready for anything. Shiima sent Hentai a bizarre group of challengers in a gauntlet style including young female rookie Sera Feeney, a goofy young rookie who believes he’s from the future named Corey Futuristic, followed by the capable and athletic Nicki Valentino, before sending out a number of others at once making it a three-on-one assault. Radford & Vega$ picked this moment to pick their spot, wiping out everyone in the ring. It was clear they weren’t working for Shiima, but had their own brutal intentions. Their assault to Hentai seemed to physical, it almost seemed as if Shiima was showing remorse toward Hentai for the first time.
We don’t know the exact specifics yet, but we do know by night’s end that Bubba the Bulldog, Jimmy Vega$, Dean Radford, Dennis Gregory, and apparently new IWC Champion John McChesney were seemingly united at night’s end. Between them, nine IWC Title reigns, and some very conniving minds. Why would Dennis Gregory betray Jimmy DeMarco and shake the hand of longtime rival John McChesney? Is this a Bubba master plan? Is this a new Team Big League? What does this group want?
ROH World Champion Roderick Strong represented his home promotion well in his Champion vs. Champion clash with IWC Super Indy Champion Shiima Xion. It was 20 minutes of hard-hitting physical competition, with Roderick utilizing his deadly chops, devastating backbreaker variations, and smart usage of the ring itself as an offensive weapon. Shiima attempted to counter with a quick pace, countering Strong move for move, and luring Strong into his crossface submission to counter Roddy’s “Stronghold”. In the end, Roderick finished Shiima with the Gibson Driver, but following the match, made it a point to mention how impressed he was with Shiima’s talents, and if Shiima gets his head on straight and adjusts his attitude, he star could rise even higher. A big time endorsement from a current World Champion, and something for Shiima to keep in mind. Did these words from Roderick effect Shiima’s behavior later in the night with Super Hentai? And how will it effect the future?
The incredibly personal rivalry between Justin Idol and Eric Lee Schwab came to and end with nowhere to run in a Strap Match. Idol was able to exorcise his proverbial demons and end the sick alleged morality cause that Schwab had been on. For turning on his best friend, for attacking Justin’s pregnant girlfriend, and for turning his back on everything he believed in, Justin gained retribution for all of those wrongs. It was a Chest Flexor miscue that led to the loss, leading to Schwab ending his partnership with Flexor, dropping him with the Flash Delirium DDT.
IWC Tag Champions Flippin’ Ain’t Easy, Michael “The Bomber” Façade & Jason Gory, showed another clear mark of a champion, and they performed under pressure and adjusted to a last-minute change. With Aeroform not in attendance due to illness, signed to challenge Façade & Gory were the team of “Hit & Run”, the team of Ashley Sixx & “Canadian Crazy Horse” Michael Elgin, who brought a unique blend of agility and power with them. Despite training for an entirely different team, FAE were able to rise to the occasion and utilize the patented buddy moonsault to help them retain the tag team titles once again.
Although Chuck Roberts’ night ended terribly, he did get a few moments in the sun earlier in the night, outsmarting Director of IWC Wrestling Operations Bubba the Bulldog in two key moments. Firstly, was luring Bubba into a match to determine a NEW #1 Contender to the IWC Title after the double-countout ending in our previous attempt, as Bubba would have to wrestle… Bolen. Not just Bolen… an angry Bolen. Before night’s end, Bubba felt the Meltdown, and Bolen is waiting in the wings to challenge the IWC Champion as the new #1 Contender.
Chuck also tricked Bubba into signing some very special documentation. What Bubba had thought was his #1 Contender’s contract turned out to be something else. Bubba was feeling very sure of himself after firing the suspiciously masked tag team “Los Dagos” moments beforehand, however with that document he had just signed, he had unknowingly re-instated … Mickey & Marshall Gambino! Much to Bubba’s chagrin, Mickey & Marshall, no masks, no disguises, went into battle against Irish Airborne, Dave & Jake Crist, who have never been shy about doing favors and taking shortcuts since entering IWC, and the same team that beat The Gambinos to force Mickey & Marshall out of IWC one year before. However, in a truly inspirational story, not only did they return, but The Gambino Family defeated the Airborne to become #1 Contenders to the tag team title! Can The Gambinos score a record 6th tag title reign? And how will the champions react at the thought of facing some old foes once again?
Also, Matthew Justice overcame “The Frontman” Logan Shulo for the second time in a row to score some major momentum on his side, looking forward to a Super Indy title shot this upcoming year in Clearfield. Justice seems bigger and better than he’s ever been, but is he good enough to wear IWC gold?