A.D. (After DeMarco) – January 29th, 2011
Court Time Sports Center – Elizabeth, PA
Complete results from Joe Dombrowski
- Logan Shulo def. Justin Idol
- The Founding Fathers (Dennis Gregory & Jimmy Vega$) def. Tyler Stone & David R. DiMera
- Nicki Valentino def. John Kermon
- Super Hentai def. IWC Super Indy Champion Shiima Xion to win the title
- Chest Flexor def. Corey Futuristic
- Matt Justice def. Sonjay Dutt in a Super Indy X Qualifying Match
- IWC Tag Team Champions Flippin’ Ain’t Easy (Jason Gory & Michael Facade) def. The Gambino Brothers (Mickey & Marshall Gambino)
- IWC World Heavyweight Champion John McChesney def. Tommy Mercer via DQ
FOUNDING FATHERS PREPARE FOR A REVOLUTIONARY WAR
With the career of Jimmy DeMarco ended, and the plan put forth by IWC Director of Wrestling Operations Bubba the Bulldog in place, Bubba stood tall in the IWC ring, flanked by IWC Champion “Big League” John McChesney (complete with balloons to celebrate the demise of DeMarco’s career), Dean Radford, Jimmy Vega$, and the man who betrayed DeMarco and IWC Owner Chuck Roberts, Dennis Gregory. With the group present en masse we discovered it was all about the “founding fathers” of IWC, the athletes who built this organization from the ground up in its early years, only to find themselves out of the spotlight in more recent times. They feel their time is still now and seem dead-set on not earning their spots, but outright taking them back from the young and hungry athletes who have stepped up and claimed IWC as their own in their absence. And with Bubba as head of in-ring operations, and the IWC Title in their stable, there was little we could do to stop them.
The first example came as Dennis Gregory & Jimmy Vega$ handily defeated IWC rookies Tyler Stone & David R. Dimera. Credit goes out to the youngsters for stepping up to the plate and fighting, but with a combined 7 IWC Title reigns on the opposite side, they were simply overmatched. A post-match assault on both rookies by the Founding Fathers was abruptly stalled by the appearance of The Gambinos, Flippin’ Aint Easy, and others who seemed to make it clear they were none too appreciative of the Founding Fathers’ motives.
Their presence was next felt in the long-awaited IWC Super Indy Title clash between Shiima Xion and the “Super Indy Innovator” Super Hentai, a match Hentai had fought for eight months to earn. Shiima had turned down a spot in the Founding Fathers earlier in the night, and it would not be forgotten. Shiima & Hentai battled violently throughout the building in perhaps the most chaotic and vicious Super Indy Title match in history. Shiima busted Hentai open, ripping apart both the skin on his forehead and the sacred mask he has worn for over a decade, nearly exposing his face to the world. After action had gotten so intense that the official had been incapacitated, and Hentai down and hurt on the outside of the ring, The Founding Fathers rushed the ring to assault Shiima, unbeknownst to Hentai or the official. The Fathers left the area before either downed man could recover, and without realizing what had happened, Hentai pinned Shiima to capture his third Super Indy Title. As proud of a moment it was for Hentai, it was sadly tainted by the involvement of the Founding Fathers. How will Hentai react when he learns what has taken place?
Our main event was schedule to see IWC Champion John McChesney take on #1 challenger Bolen, however Bubba the Bulldog, promising to do things “by the book” dropped the bombshell just seconds before the match was to start, that Bolen had still not been officially medically cleared from his prior injuries that plagued him a year ago. Bolen was forced by doctors to withdraw from the match, but Chuck Roberts found a solution from OUTSIDE IWC that was NOT in Bubba’s control… TNA Wrestling’s newest acquisition, Crimson. We’ve seen Crimson on television hinting that “They” are coming. But he didn’t need “they” on this night, only himself. Or so it seemed. After McChesney had donned an NFL Green Bay Packers Aaron Rogers jersey to infuriate the Pittsburgh crowd, Crimson ripped the jersey from McChesney and flung it into the champion’s face before scoring a very unlikely and unexpected 3-count. Bubba, still playing “by the book”, explained the jersey was a “foreign object” that Crimson was disqualified for using, meaning McChesney took a dive to save his IWC Title and Bubba came out to make sure all ended well. But one thing they did not count on and none of the founding fathers expected, was the identity of the mystery man who claimed to want to “congratulate” McChesney on his title win. He wasn’t just any man, he was the BADDEST man in IWC, “The Emotionless Assassin” Ray Rowe. With the rest of the Fathers driven to the back by an enraged Crimson & Bolen, “Big League” was left all alone with the man he had forced to leave Cleveland forever a year prior, Ray Rowe. Rowe’s congratulatory message was a physical one and ended with a challenge… Rowe vs. McChesney for the IWC Title.
Elsewhere on the card was a tag title match that did not have the fingerprints of the Founding Fathers, that was not about stealing spotlight and an insatiable hunger for power. It was the right way to prove establish the flag-bearers of a division and organization. We saw a very competitive and physical contest between Mickey & Marshall Gambino, recently re-instated and the most decorated tag team in IWC history, face Jason Gory & Michael “The Bomber” Façade, Flippin’ Ain’t Easy, the team that had taken the proverbial ball and ran as far as possible with it, enjoying months of success atop the tag team division. FAE were able to survive with the titles in tact, but with the rapidly changing landscape in IWC, what does the future hold for either of these tag teams?
The future is bright for “One Man Militia” Matthew Justice. Not only does he still have a guaranteed Super Indy Title match in Clearfield, PA in the near future, but he also became the very first entrant into Super Indy X to take place this June by scoring a victory over one of the best… former Super Indy III & VI competitor “The Original Playa From The Himalaya” Sonjay Dutt. 2011 seems poised to be Matthew Justice’s year. Can he cash in and capture the ultimate Super Indy prize?
Logan Shulo was able to score a very notable singles victory against former IWC Tag Champion and long considered among the most underrated athletes in the region, Justin Idol. Idol was on an emotional high following the conclusion of his very personal rivalry throughout 2010, but “The Frontman” brought his A-game to show he is looking to soar to new heights here in 2011.
“Late Nite” Nicki Valentino scored an impressive win over frequent ROH competitor John Kermon. Valentino may be the most underrated competitor in IWC right now and is another of the great, young athletes that may presently be under the radar but are searching for their break. What will Nicki Valentino mean to IWC in 2011?
Also, just who the heck is Chest Flexor? I’m not sure how many answers we got to that in the videos posted on IWCwrestling.com, and we may have gotten even less on this night. In an attempt to answer that query, Flexor, wrestled his “hand-picked” opponent Corey Futuristic, a 135 pound kid who seems to think he is, in fact, from the future. Flexor, clad in gear that can only be compared to a stuffed animal, abominable snowman, or Jimmy Jacobs’ old boots, was able to put away the nutty and goofy Futuristic in short order and send him back to the future, despite Corey‘s showing of what Flexor referred to as “spunk“. Who is Chest Flexor? I’m not sure I want to find out.