Night of the Superstars 3 – April 12th, 2014
Meadville Area High School – Meadville, PA
Complete results from Joe Dombrowski
Photos from Daniel Hooven
- Facade def. Ilya Malkin and Sergey White
- Gregory Iron, Bronco McBride, Keith Haught, & Jay Flash def. The Sexy Talented Dudes (Chest Flexor, Brian McDowell, Corey Futuristic, & Andrew Palace)
- IWC World Heavyweight Champion Dalton Castle def. Matt Taven
- The Founding Fathers (Dennis Gregory & Justin Idol) def. Rocky Reynolds & Asylum
- RJ City (with Justin LaBar) def. Davey Boy Smith, Jr. (with Bret Hart) via DQ
- Bobby Fish def. Matt Striker
- Jimmy Nutts & The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner) def. Team Big League (John McChesney, Rex Lawless, & Joseph Brooks)
- AJ Styles def. Anthony Nese
IWC played host to what was possibly its largest indoor attendance in company history on Saturday night, April 12 for the third annual IWC Night of Superstars. It was a day-long affair featuring an extended meet & greet with all the top stars on hand, a special seminar for trained wrestlers hosted by AJ Styles the afternoon of the event, live music from The Delaneys, and more making this not just a wrestling event, but an all-around experience that no one in attendance will soon forget!
Our feature match featured a Phenomenal homecoming as former 2-time IWC Super Indy Champion returned to the organization after an over-four year absence, battling “Premier Athlete” Tony Nese in a first-time-ever encounter. Nese had won the right for this match after defeating Facade last month in Clearfield, and Nese made the most of his opportunity, pushing AJ to his limit, before ultimately succumbing to the Styles Clash.
However, in spite of the loss, Nese’s abilities were proven, and all of IWC must certainly be on the lookout for this young talent should he decide to pursue IWC gold once again.
The guest of honor that evening was unquestionably Hall of Famer and 7-time World Champion Bret “The Hit Man” Hart who had the pleasure of accompanying his nephew, Davey Boy Smith Jr. (formerly known as David Hart Smith) to ringside as Smith battled reigning IWC Super Indy (or in his words, “Sports Entertainment”) Champion RJ City (unfortunately accompanied by Justin LaBar). It appeared that Smith had RJ defeated with a massive powerslam reminiscent of his father’s, but unfortunately victory was not to be. City had attempted to use brass knuckles toprocure a victory and, once that plan failed, RJ snuck the object into Smith’s trunks during the struggle of the match’s conclusion. Upon his loss, City lied to the official, claiming the nefarious knucks were Smith’s, and that he had used them on RJ. The official took the circumstantial evidence and reversed the decision, robbing Davey of a victory over a champion, but not of the respect and adulation of a capacity crowd.
It was perhaps a career moment for Jimmy Nutts as he went a long way in proving himself in the eyes of everyone, particularly Team Big League, one would think. Nutts stood tall with arguably the greatest tag team of all time, Rick & Scott Steiner, in their victory over John McChesney, Joseph Brooks & Rex Lawless. From their trademark suplex variations to their timeless top ropebulldog, the Steiners were as good as they’ve ever been, and helped Jimmy Nutts show he’s far from a pushover or a lackey – he’s to be taken very seriously.
Dalton Castle’s IWC Title reign and “Era of the Peacock” continues with a victory over the longest reigning Ring of Honor Television Champion on record, Matt Taven. The match started substantially earlier than expected as Justin LaBar, still on a mission to avenge Dalton taking the IWC Title from Team Big League, attempted to host a live Chair Shot Reality with Taven to sing the praises of the evening’s challenger, but Dalton would have none of it, confronting his defamers and leading to an impromptu battle right then and there. In spite of a smart, calculated attack by Tavenneutralizing Dalton’s arm and shoulder, the Peacock’s athleticism and raw power won out, and Dalton will see another day still as champion.
In other action, Bobby Fish proved in his own right there’s successful life after Team Big League, defeating the pompous and condescending Matt Striker… “Neon Ninja” Facade put himself back on the correct win-loss path, overcoming intimidating odds, surviving a three-way match with two men who were partners only weeks ago – Russian imports Ilya Malkin & Serg White…. Founding Fathers Justin Idol & Dennis Gregory used the oft-present numbers edge of Jimmy Vega$ at ringside to overcome hometown hero Rocky Reynolds & his partner Asylum…. In the most bizarre encounter of the evening, Keith Haught, Gregory Iron, Jay Flash & Bronco McBride scored a big win over all 4 STDs (Flexor, McDowell, Palace & Futuristic w/Ginger), with Marshall The Bull & Madisynn presiding over the contest. One must wonder how Haught’s scoring of the winning pinfall could impact he & regular partner Colin Delaney’s chance of a future tag title shot at champions Flexor & McDowell.