IWC WINNER TAKES ALL 2018
NOVEMBER 10th, 2018
COURT TIME SPORTS CENTER – ELIZABETH, PA
Results by JTM – Photos by Damian Lynch
Andrew Palace def. Mambo Italiano
IWC High Stakes Champion Chest Flexor def. Pretty Boy Smooth, #1 Brian Johnson, and Johnny Patch in a Taped Fist Match
Wardlow def. Chris LeRusso
IWC Super Indy Champion Jonathan Gresham def. Dylan Bostic and Gory
IWC Tag Team Champions Team Storm (Jaxon Argos & RC Dupree) def. Colt Cabana & RJ City
Jami Jameson def. Stevie Lebell
Jimmy Vega$ def. Bulk Nasty
Katie Arquette def. IWC Women’s Champion Britt Baker to win the title
IWC World Heavyweight Champion Jack Pollock def. Tommy Dreamer in an Extreme Rules Match
IWC’s annual blockbuster Winner Takes All broke IWC’s modern-era Court Time Sports Center attendance record! A huge crowd joined us for one of the biggest IWC live events to date, and this is how it all went down…
IWC World Heavyweight Champion Jack Pollock is a marked man. The leader of Team Storm has taken on all challengers, including the man he defeated at Winner Takes All in an Extreme Rules match, Tommy Dreamer. But following his incredible victory, Pollock was confronted by former champion Wardlow, who planted Pollock through a table and made his intentions clear: Wardlow wants the gold. How will Pollock be able to survive another encounter with Wardlow?
Earlier in the evening, in his match with Chris LeRusso, Wardlow vowed to end Team Labar or end his own career in IWC. Labar himself hasn’t been seen in IWC since Wardlow destroyed him inside a steel cage for costing him the IWC World Heavyweight Title. At Winner Takes All, Labar returned to attempt to help Chris LeRusso end Wardlow, but in the end, an All Day Driver to both LeRusso and Labar put an end to Team Labar in IWC once and for all. Now with Team Labar behind him, Wardlow has his sights set firmly on IWC gold once again.
A man who had a big impact on two championship matches was none other than star of stage and screen, former WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette! Arquette was originally scheduled to compete for the IWC Tag Team Championship, but an injury and filming obligations seemed to derail his championship dreams. But he was still able to appear and corner his tag team partner RJ City as he teamed with Colt Cabana to take on champions Team Storm. Arquette was mostly quiet at ringside until he decided to take to the air and dive onto Jaxon Argos & RC Dupree on the floor. In all the excitement, Arquette’s dive actually proved to be a distraction, allowing Team Storm to roll up Colt Cabana and get the win. He still hit a Diamond Cutter on thetag champs for good measure, though.
Later in the night, Katie Arquette was challenging IWC Women’s Champion Britt Baker for the title. After months of scratching and clawing her way to a title shot, Katie’s hopes seemed to be dashed away as referee CJ Sensation took an errant kick from Baker that put him out. Suddently, Katie’s cousin David Arquette appeared in a referee shirt! While it seemed a plot was afoot, David called it right down the middle. In fact, just the appearance of David seemed to frustrate Baker more than anything else. In her frustration, Baker found herself locked in her own submission hold by Katie, and Baker tapped out! With her cousin David Arquette handing her the championship, Katie Arquette was crowned the new IWC Women’s Champion!
IWC Super Indy Champion Jonathan Gresham had not one, but two challengers as he took on Gory and Dylan Bostic. Bostic tried attacking Gresham in the entrance way. When it seemed like Bostic was on the verge of pinning Gresham, Gory spit a red viscus liquid in the eyes of Bostic. Gresham locked both Bostic and Gory in submission holds at the same time, and Bostic tapped out! This is two title matches in a row for Gory where he lost the match, but did not tap out or submit. Both Bostic and Gory will meet to determine the #1 contender to Gresham once andfor all. Will Bostic face the wrath of Gory for costing him the title opportunity?
The IWC High Stakes Title was on the line in a Taped Fist Match as Chest Flexor defended against the 7′ giant Pretty Boy Smooth, Future of Honor standout #1 Brian Johnson, and Iron City Wrestling Academy graduate Johnny Patch! While the stipulation seemed a little unorthodox, the competitors went for it with tapes fists and all. But, when Flexor began knocking his opponents out with his fist, things seemed a bit awry. After knocking out Smooth and getting the win, Flexor unwrapped his fist to reveal a chain taped inside! By hook or by crook, Chest Flexor is still your IWC High Stakes Champion.
Keith Haught appeared in front of the live crowd to address his frustrations as of late with The Culmination. After taking out his friends Jason Tyler, Santana Diamonds, Shawn Phoenix, and Dan Hooven, it appeared as though Haught was by himself to take on Remy Lavey & Atticus Cogar. The Culmination appeared via video screen to show their attacks on Haught’s friends, including the sickening footage of Shawn Phoenix’s accident from October. When Lavey & Cogar tried blaming Haught for their injuries, that’s when Haught snapped. Not only would he be coming for The Culmination on December 8th, but he was bringing hisold IWC Tag Team Championship partner with him… Colin Delaney!
Andrew Palace wanted a piece of Jock Samson at Winner Takes All. For weeks, he called out Jock on social media, only for Jock to claim he’d be at another wrestling promotion in West Virginia on the night of WTA. Instead, Palace issued an open challenge, making it clear he wanted Jock to answer. Mambo Italiano answered the challege, but was put away with a Hernia Driver from Palace. As Palace celebrated, Jock appeared via video screen to tell Palace he wasn’t there but that the two men would meet in a Bullrope Match on December 8th. But to the shock of the crowd, Jock appeared from underneath the ring while Palace was distracted and attacked Palace with the bullrope and cowbell! The match has been signed and nearly a year of verbal and physical attacks will come to a head in a Bullrope Match!
In other action, Jimmy Vega$ and Bulk Nasty squared off in a match where the ring needed to be reinforced beforehand. Vega$ got the winwith a pair of ChaChing Slams, and Bulk Nasty seems to be a man without a country after the disbanding of Team Labar. Where does he go from here? Also, two Iron City Wrestling Academy grads met as “The Country Hammer” Jami Jameson defeated “The Ronin” Stevie Lebell with a Death Valley Driver.
IWC closes out 2018 with the first-annual Pittsburgh Pro Wrestling Classic, highlighting the best and brightest from our city! With several title matches already signed, and the grudge match between Palace and Jock, this is already shaping up to be an explosive night!