IWC SUPER INDY 16
JUNE 10th, 2017
COURT TIME SPORTS CENTER – ELIZABETH, PA
Results by Nick Lendl – Photos by Damian Lynch
Adam Cole def. DJZ in the quarterfinal round of Super Indy 16
Joey Janela def. Colt Cabana in the quarterfinal round of Super Indy 16
Jonathan Gresham def. Jay White in the quarterfinal round of Super Indy 16
Chis LeRusso def. Mike Orlando in the quarterfinal round of Super Indy 16
Adam Cole def. Joey Janela in the semifinal round of Super Indy 16
Jonathan Gresham def. Chris LeRusso in the semifinal round of Super Indy 16
Jack Pollock & Wardlow def. Andrew Palace & Jimmy Vega$
IWC Women’s Champion Britt Baker def. Penelope Ford
Adam Cole def. Jonathan Gresham in the final round of Super Indy 16 to win the IWC Super Indy Title
Experts agree the Super Indy Tournament is one of the biggest events in all of Independent Wrestling. Each year the field is loaded with some of the top names in the business attempting to become IWC Super Indy Champion and this year’s sixteenth annual tournament was perhaps the most stacked bracket to date!
In the opening round, former three-time Ring of Honor World Champion Adam Cole defeated DJZ in what was his first match back since having emergency surgery in Mexico a number of months ago. The only Triple Crown winner in IWC history was able to keep pace with the former Bullet Club member, but perhaps it was too early for DJZ to return. Time will tell if the IWC mainstay is able to gain momentum and once again rise through the IWC ranks in the coming months. Also advancing was defending Super Indy Champion Chris LeRusso as he was able to defeat Mike Orlando thanks to familiar antics from manager BC Steele at ringside. This time, Steele threw powder into Orlando’s eyes, temporarily blinding “The Green Machine” long enough for LeRusso to take advantage and pick up the victory. The opening round also saw “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela slide past Colt Cabana to advance to the semi-finals, and two Ring of Honor standouts put on a Wrestling clinic as last year’s runner-up, Jonathan Gresham, defeated Jay White!
The semi-finals were just as exciting as Adam Cole defeated Joey Janela and Jonathan Gresham eliminated the defending Super Indy Champion, Chris LeRusso, forcing “The Heir Apparent” to tap out in the center of the ring! Perhaps the favorite walking into the tournament, Adam Cole would go on to defeat Jonathan Gresham in the finals after twenty plus minutes, becoming the new Super Indy Champion! While it was a night of celebration for Cole, it was a night of disappointment for Gresham as for the second year in a row he came up short, making it all the way to the finals only to ultimately be defeated.
Elsewhere, Jack Pollock teamed with the IWC World Heavyweight Champion, Wardlow, to defeat the team of Andrew Palace and Jimmy Vegas. At the conclusion of the match, Wardlow had victory well at hand, but Pollock’s disdain for Andrew Palace got the best of him, inadvertently angering “The Man with War in his Name” by stealing the pinfall victory from him in order to get one up on his biggest rival. Wardlow didn’t hide his frustration and got in the face of Pollock following the bell. This brought out IWC Owner Justin Plummer to make a huge announcement: Pollock has been demanding a shot at the World Heavyweight Title for months and after seeing the tension between the two on display, Plummer granted his request, pitting the one night only teammates against each other next month at Threat Level Midnight for the Championship!
In other action, Britt Baker continued her impressive reign as the first-ever IWC Women’s Champion, successfully defending her title against Penelope Ford!
Chaos may in fact fill the Court Time Sports Center on July 22nd when IWC returns to present Threat Level Midnight. Chris LeRusso and Jonathan Gresham want another shot at Adam Cole’s newly won Super Indy Championship, and Wardlow has his eyes set on destroying Jack Pollock and perhaps Team Storm in the process! Before we get to Threat Level Midnight however, we make our debut in Beaver Falls, PA as IWC presents Summer Vacation in just a few weeks on June 24th. Check back here at IWCwrestling.com and on Facebook/Twitter for matches and up to date announcements! Tickets are available now!