Super Indy XI – June 23rd, 2012
Court Time Sports Center – Elizabeth, PA
Complete results from Joe Dombrowski
- Gory def. Matt Justice in the quarter final round of the Super Indy XI Tournament
- IWC Super Indy Champion Facade def. Pepper Parks in the quarter final round of the Super Indy XI Tournament
- Chuck Taylor def. Aiden Veil in the quarter final round of the Super Indy XI Tournament
- Sami Callihan def. Rickey Shane Page in the quarter final round of the Super Indy XI Tournament
- Chest Flexor won a 5-way #1 contender match involving Dalton Castle, Ray Rowe, Dennis Gregory, & Super Hentai
- IWC Super Indy Champion Facade def. Gory in the semi final round of the Super Indy XI Tournament
- Sami Callihan def. Chuck Taylor in the semi final round of the Super Indy XI Tournament
- IWC Tag Team Champions The One Nighters (Bobby Beverly & Nicki Valentino) def. Blue Collar Slaughterhouse (Bronco McBride & Matt Sagaris)
- John McChesney def. IWC World Heavyweight Champion Logan Shulo via count-out
- Sami Callihan def. IWC Super Indy Champion Facade to win the title in the final round of the Super Indy XI Tournament
CALLIHAN TOURNAMENT MACHINE
IWC’s 11th-annual Super Indy Tournament went back to its roots after an unfortunate transportation issue kept scheduled competitors Davey Richards & Kyle O’Reilly from appearing – Super Indy reverted back to its traditional eight-man elimination tournament format that helped build the Super Indy legacy over its first seven years. And with that came the opportunity for eight men to step up and steal the show.
The opening round saw a clean sweep of submission victories. The diabolical Gory snapped a four-year curse of never escaping the first round of Super Indy by finally advancing this year, defeating “One Man Militia” Matthew Justice with his controversial Pestilence submission hold. Meanwhile, defending Super Indy Champion Michael Facade began his mission of becoming the first man to successfully defend the gold in a Super Indy Tournament with a victory over surprise entrant Pepper Parks with the Dreadlock. The debuting “Kentucky Gentleman” Chuck Taylor used his heir of Southern superiority to propel him over the young and game Aiden Veil with the Kentucky Crab. And it was the “Callihan Death Machine”, Sami Callihan surviving Rickey Shane Page in the most physical confrontation of the night, putting the mentally unstable RSP away with the Stretch Muffler.
Second round action began even before the event itself resumed, as Gory attacked Facade during intermission at Facade’s merchandise area, as the two brawled back towards the ring to start the battle impromptu. It was Gory who was able to out-maneuver Facade, however it was Facade who was able to out-smart Gory. Facade found himself trapped in Pestilence, and with an escape nowhere in sight, Facade used Gory’s own mindset against him. Knowing the animalistic & torturous mindset of Gory, Facade knew Gory would not release the hold. Facade shifted his weight over top of Gory’s shoulders, trapping his foe long enough for an unexpected three count and trip to the finals. Upon realizing he had failed at his mission of finally achieving vindication and the death of his one-time friend’s dreams, Gory went even further off the deep end, assaulting Facade’s knee & ankle with a chair, leaving the champion’s health heavily in doubt. Meanwhile, Sami Callihan made it 2-0 with the Stretch Muffler, making Chuck Taylor tap out in a most unusual contest.
The final round saw Facade – injured leg and all – battle Callihan, who had already won two matches with a submission hold specifically targeting the leg. Callihan had tunnel vision on the injury, while Facade did his best to adjust to the weakened limb, though his style of high impact kicks and dangerous balancing and agility was just not conducive to his new-found weakness. After escaping three or four Stretch Muffler attempts, Callihan finally clamped down on the hold long enough to not only trap Facade, but kick violently at the back of Facade’s head until he was either knocked out from the blows or passed out from the pain. The most successful tournament competitor in wrestling today, who has seen success in nearly a dozen tournaments spanning three countries, has added IWC Super Indy XI to his very long and accomplished list. Congratulations to the “Callihan Death Machine”!
One must feel for Facade, however, as even though Callihan reaped the benefits, it’s clear the loss in the finals was directly related to the earlier Gory attack. The announcement was made shortly afterward that Facade and Gory would both have a chance to end things once and for all… inside a steel cage this August!
The result of the IWC Championship match was far less clear. Although John McChesney is seemingly post-Founding Father and post-Jimmy DeMarco, he seemed to have some allies in his back pocket. As Logan Shulo pushed “Big League” to his limit, we saw John’s championship hopes saved not only by Marshall “The Bull” Gambino, still in McChesney’s camp stemming from his relationship with DeMarco, but we were also shocked to see Pepper Parks along with his manager Cherry Bomb, appear to add additional help as well. At the end of the day, the four-on-one onslaught may have led to a Big League victory via countout, but Logan Shulo still retains the championship. It seems Big League is once again maneuvering the puzzle pieces in place for his next master plan. As for what’s next for Logan Shulo.
Super Hentai, Dalton Castle, and the returns of Ray Rowe and Dennis Gregory all surrounded the IWC Title picture – each of the four had a claim to the next title shot, and Chuck Roberts promised to add a fitting fifth man and let everyone fight it out one fall to a finish. Chuck’s selection was only appropriate – the one crony who has yet to get what’s coming to him, one of the masterminds behind the McChesney/DeMarco plots that have hurt so many – Chest Flexor. As all four men swarmed Flexor early to get revenge, it was Chest himself who wound up with the last laugh. As Ray Rowe powerbombed Flexor onto Dalton Castle, Dennis Gregory met Rowe with a vicious spear. Flexor was still on top of Castle and, with no one around to interrupt, the official counted Flexor’s unconscious body as a pinfall, deeming Flexor the NEW #1 Contender! All four other challengers were dumbfounded, but rules were rules. After July 28th, could we be calling Chest Flexor the IWC Champion?
The One Nighters, Bobby Beverly & Nicki Valentino, once again lucked out over Matt Sagaris & Bronco McBride, Blue Collar Slaughterhouse. After BCSH winning the IWC Tag Titles a month ago, only to have the decision reversed moments later, many thought tonight was their night. However, another case of an official in the wrong spot at the wrong time spelled the demise of BCSH, as the official failed to notice the foot of the pinned BCSH member on the rope as Bobby Beverly pinned him. BCSH have every right to demand a rematch after being the victim of poor officiating two months in a row, but what will Chuck Roberts do to make sure their next meeting does not end in a fluke?