IWC HIGH STAKES
APRIL 7th, 2017
WHEELING ISLAND CASINO – WHEELING, WV
Results by Nick Lendl – Photos by Damian Lynch
The Sexy Talented Dudes (Chest Flexor, Corey Futuristic, & Billy Ruxpin) def. Bulk Nasty, Marshall Gambino, & Jami Jameson
IWC World Heavyweight Champion Wardlow def. Gory
Andrew Palace def. Jack Pollock to become #1 contender to the IWC World Heavyweight Title
Noctus def. Daniel Hooven
IWC Women’s Champion Britt Baker def. Katie Arquette
IWC Super Indy Champion Chris LeRusso def. Shane InYaFace
Keith Haught & Remy Lavey def. Team Storm (Jaxon Argos & RC Dupree)
IWC made its way into Wheeling, West Virginia for the first time this past weekend as we presented IWC High Stakes at the Wheeling Island Casino and Racetrack. With Night of the Superstars 6 the following night, it would be the start of perhaps the biggest weekend in the history of the International Wrestling Cartel!
It didn’t take long for hometown boy Jaxon Argos to make an appearance alongside fellow Team Storm members RC Dupree and Jack Pollock and steal away a microphone. In true Argos fashion, what started as a nice “good to be back home” speech quickly turned into a shameful “I’m better than you” ramble. Thankfully fan favorites Keith Haught and Remy Lavey made their way to the ring, taking exception to the nonsense Argos was spewing. Lavey reminded everyone that Keith Haught is also a West Virginia native and Argos wasn’t the only hometown boy on the show that night! A war of words between the two teams led to a Tag Team Match being announced for the main event pitting Lavey and Haught against Argos and Dupree.
The match was announced as No Holds Barred and the two teams battled throughout the crowd, making their way to the entrance stage. Team Storm set up a table with bad intentions on their mind, but thanks to a double Superkick from Lavey and Haught, it was Argos and Dupree who went through the table! Unable to recover, Lavey and Haught picked up the victory, but as would be a theme for the rest of the night, Team Storm had each other’s backs as Jack Pollock quickly attacked Lavey and Haught from behind following the pinfall. Clearly outmatched, Lavey and Haught did their best to defend themselves from Team Storm, but to no avail. That was until WWE Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat would appear, clearing the ring of Argos, Dupree and Pollock! Steamboat posed with Lavey and Haught after Team Storm left the ring in what was truly a special moment for IWC.
Wardlow continues his dominance over the IWC locker room as he defeated Gory to retain the IWC World Heavyweight Championship. Wardlow has defended his title against men of all shapes and sizes ranging from DJZ to Shane Taylor, but perhaps he wasn’t prepared for the unorthodox style of “The New Age Plague.” Gory’s experience nearly led him to picking up the upset victory on more than one occasion, but the power of Wardlow was too much to overcome as Gory was slammed hard to the mat below for the 3 count! It’s unknown if anyone will be able to dethrone the dominant World Heavyweight Champion, but it’s safe to say “The Man with War in hisName” would have a vested interest in the Number One Contender’s Match later in the show!
Chris LeRusso was able to slide past Shane InYaFace and retain his IWC Super Indy Championship thanks to the aid of Bulk Nasty and manager BC Steele at ringside. “The Heir Apparent” keeps racking up the wins, adding to his impressive reign with the Super Indy Title. Still yet to lose in 2017, would LeRusso be as lucky the following night in Meadville when he would defend against “Big League” John McChesney? LeRusso would have Bulk and BC with him as always, but he’d need more tricks up his sleeve as Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat was announced as Special Guest Referee!
Jack Pollock originally defeated Andrew Palace to be named Number One Contender for the IWC World Heavyweight Championship, however the referee reversed the decision and declared Palace the winner after it was made clear that Pollock had used a steel chain to secure the victory! This didn’t sit well with Pollock and the other members of Team Storm as they ganged up on the new Number One Contender 3-on-1 until familiar music played and Ryback made his way to the ring, coming to the aid of Palace! Chants of “Feed Me More” echoed throughout the Wheeling Island Casino as Ryback single handedly took out all three members of Team Storm.“The Big Guy” then took to the microphone, challenging Pollock, Argos and Dupree to a 3-on-2 Handicap Match where he would team with Palace the following night at Night of the Superstars!
Adding Billy Ruxpin to the group may have been just the ticket The STD’s needed to get things back on track. In Six-Man Tag Team action, Chest Flexor, Corey Futuristic and Ruxpin defeated the much larger team of Bulk Nasty, Jami Jamison and Marshall Gambino. You truly never know what you’re going to see in IWC and Cory Futuristic made that abundantly clear, connecting with his own version of the Swanton Bomb for the three count!
In other action, Britt Baker successfully defended her IWC Women’s Championship in a rematch from Proving Ground against challenger Katie Arquette and Noctus picked up a victory over former Ringside Photographer Dan Hooven!
The biggest weekend in IWC history continued the following night in Meadville, PA when we presented Night of the Superstars 6 featuring Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Ryback, Mr. Anderson and WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The Hardy Boyz! Check back here at IWCwrestling.com for official results.