The Road to Super Indy XII – May 3rd, 2013
Court Time Sports Center – Elizabeth, PA
Complete results from Joe Dombrowski
- IWC Super Indy Champion Anthony Nese def. Colin Delaney
- W.A.R. (Aiden Veil & Jordan Lennox) def. Rex Lawless via DQ
- Gory def. Mike Rayne in a Super Indy XII Qualifying Match
- Team Big League (Jimmy Nutts & Joseph Brooks def. The Founding Fathers (Jimmy Vega$ & Super Hentai)
- Shane Strickland def. Mr. 450 Hammett in a Super Indy XII Qualifying Match
- Andrew Palace & Brian McDowell def. Blue Collar Slaughterhouse (Bronco McBride & Matt Segaris) and The Gambino Brothers (Mickey & Marshall Gambino)
- HD Cannon def. Dennis Gregory
- Team Big League (John McChesney & Bobby Fish) def. Logan Shulo & Facade
IWC’s Road To Super Indy XII Includes Bizarre Twists & Turns
May 3, 2013 at the Court Time Sports Center in Elizabeth, PA saw one of the most unusual and unpredictable IWC events in recent memory with “The Road To Super Indy XII”. There was a vibe in the air like never before and it all centered around what could be the most competitive Super Indy Tournament ever coming next month!
The main event certainly had extra added Super Indy implications, as IWC Champion John McChesney & one-half of the ROH World Tag Team Champions Bobby Fish battled “Heavy Metal Jesus” Logan Shulo & the man who never lost the Super Indy Title “Neon Ninja” Facade. Stakes were raised early in the night when a stipulations was added that if Shulo & Facade were victorious, Chuck Roberts could hand-select all of Team Big League’s Super Indy matches without any interference from Team Big League Executive Consultant Norm Connors. However, should Team Big League win, Norm would be in charge of Shulo’s & Facade’s fates next month. Furthermore, it was agreed that the other members of Team Big League would be banned from ringside!
While Team Big League were not present at ringside, another dangerous entity was… Gory. As Logan & Facade seemed poised to bring home victory and a small measure of revenge for all the wrongs perpetrated by their rivals, the lights went black. Once power was restored, Gory was face to face with Facade in an IWC ring for the first time in nine months, and seemed ready to strike. Facade had an equalizer, however. Knowing Gory all too well, Facade had his spraypaint can ready, and was prepared to spray Gory in the eyes when Gory moved, leading to Facade accidentally blinding Shulo! The lights went black once again, with Gory vanishing and Facade in hot pursuit. This, sadly, left Logan alone 2-on-1 and blinded and from there Team Big League picked up the scraps and escaped victorious again. Shulo, irate after being screwed over yet again, snapped, assaulting IWC staff and chasing Team Big League to the back. But what chance will Logan have of retribution with Norm Connors calling the shots in a month’s time?
The Super Indy Tournament itself became a much clearer picture with several names added to the picture. Anthony Nese retained his title over IWC Tag Champion Colin Delaney, officially adding himself to the mix as defending champion? Could Nese become the first man to ever enter Super Indy as champion and exit as well?
In addition, Gory emphatically defeated Mike Rayne to cement his status back in a tournament he has competed in more times than perhaps anyone. Also, “The New Flavor” Shane Strickland defeated Mr. 450, in spite of some most unique circumstances. Early in the bout, the top rope snapped under the pressure of all the action of the evening, leaving these two superstars with a propensity to fly to adjust to their surroundings, and its safe to say neither missed a beat.
Although Strickland was victorious, Chuck Roberts announced that Mr. 450 will join Corey Hollis, Mike Rayne & HD Cannon in a four-way second chance scramble at Super Indy XII. These four men were all unsuccessful at making it into Super Indy however one man will have a chance to procure the final spot the night of the event.
In addition, three invitees were announced and they did not disappoint. AAA stand-out Extreme Tiger will be making a rare U.S. appearance to challenge for the crown. Former TNA & ROH star Jimmy Rave, last seen in IWC nine years ago, and a man who has battled and overcome substance abuse and addiction problems, and currently uses those experiences to educate and help others in need, brings his positive energy and incredible comeback story to IWC in an attempt to capture the Super Indy Title. Finally, the newest stand-out in ROH is ACH, and he will be making his IWC debut that night as well as he looks to quickly cement himself as a top tier player. We are set for one of the most diverse and unpredictable fields in tournament history!
It was a disastrous night, however, for the Founding Fathers. Dennis Gregory suffered a shocking loss to rookie “HD” Cannon that stunned Gregory & many of the Court Time faithful alike. Meanwhile, Jimmy Vega$ & Super Hentai came up short in match against Jimmy Nutts & Joseph Brooks for a future IWC Tag Title shot. Vega$ seemed especially frustrated at Hentai, who was the one pinned, at the conclusion of the match and for the first time ever we saw one Founding Father member walk away from another. Is there a malfunction in the junction here?
Another shocker saw the apparently downfall of the Founding Fathers bodyguard Rex Lawless. The 6’5″ 260 pounder handily dominated We Are Rockstars, Aiden Veil & Jordan Lennox, in the early going, particularly after a pre-match assault on WAR by Nutts & Brooks. However, as Lawless muscled around both rock stars, he seemed to go down with a knee or leg injury. WAR struggled to maneuver the big man who continued to dominate despite being on his back, refusing to let either opponent pin him and refusing to stop fighting and struggling. McChesney could sense danger from the outside no doubt, and entered the ring to strike the official, earning his man an automatic disqualification. While the result was not clear-cut, WAR now have major bragging rights as the first men to bring down the gigantic Lawless.
The bad blood between The Gambino Family & Blue Collar Slaughterhouse continued, with Mickey & Marshall agreed to pay Chuck Roberts’ fine in return for their Mountain State Madness actions on the condition Chuck put them in a match immediately, making the scheduled tag bout between Blue Collar and Andrew Palace & Brian McDowell into a three-way elimination match. Blue Collar & The Gambinos were more than happy to cross paths, not only wildly brawling with one another, but taking turns trying to send messages to one another in the form of abusing Andrew Palace. However, when things didn’t seem to go The Gambinos’ way, they summoned an unknown female who presented the two with baseball bats. It’s easy to surmise what Mickey & Marshall did to Sagaris & McBride from here, earning an automatic disqualification and elimination. Palace & McDowell were left to pick up the pieces and earn themselves a victory, a lucky win they celebrated along with Chest Flexor, Ginger, and Corey Futuristic as if they all had just won the World Title.