Super Secret Showdown
once again CPW Galaxy, this is Frankie Summers reporting with a quick
rundown of a surprise show that came to you on 9th November from the
Performance Centre at the North Point Church. The first show we’ve
held there since Summerfest 3. Yet it still felt like only 5 minutes
ago since I was there being faced down by Dan Evans and Scott Oberman
before being saved by Mr Richards. This show was a birthday surprise
for a CPW Superfan, Trainee and now CPW Superstars entrant, Emma
Cross. Organised by Tina Hewitt, the Matriarch of the Cross Section,
she said she gave me the night off and asked me to come along as a
guest this time which was was a very nice gesture.
I felt bad
for not being of any help as I do like to be calling the action, but
my good friend Leyton Simms was given the task of calling the show.
He liked ring announcing at F U and this was a great task to see if
he was up to the task of announcing in future while he is on the
shelf. This is, of course, stripped-down because this jam-packed and
fun little show is better off being watched on CPW On Demand rather
than me talking about it.
We had 6 matches, a great spread of
food and a roster of stars ready to go and paste each other for the
roar of the crowd once again. Mr Richards was in the commentary booth
and he asked me if I wanted to join him in the commentary booth for a
couple of matches while we waited for his commentary partner. Of
course, I jumped at the opportunity as I do enjoy doing commentary
too as it gives me a chance to show my knowledge of moves and event
history. I’m thankful for the chance and I got a great seat
afterwards to watch the action.
First, we got a Triple Threat
match between Alex Conners, George and Kevin Isaac. George had a
grudge with both of these men, last year with Alex for taking his
Nextgen title and with Kevin for turning his back on him when he
needed it most in the Let’s go to war match. This match was the
thrilling Triple Threat fare you would expect. The majority being
Alex and George working on each other with Kevin creeping in to break
up any attempts at a pin. It ended when George managed to snag Kevin
into a Ripcord Codebreaker out of nowhere after Alex was taken out of
the picture and George got the win. This was a great showing from
George, showing he’s back into the spotlight and back to his winning
ways, let’s see where this takes him.
Next, we had a tag
team match as CPW Champion Mr Ace and Dingo took on the Saints of
Sin, Imperial Dragon and Tommbie. Dragon and Tommbie lost the tag
titles to the 666 Pack at the last show after Dragon didn’t show up
and left the Taker of Souls to deal with it on his own. They seemed
to have made up perhaps they had marriage counselling or something.
An odd unit with current CPW Heavyweight champ Mr Ace teaming with
Dingo who has lost his way since the G6 dissolved. However, he is
still nasty and that’s why he joined with Mr Ace to join someone with
as much love to punishment as he does. The rookie and non-established
team were shown up by the former tag team championships. Tommbie
being annoyed at losing the belts and angry with Dragon for leaving
him high and dry.
All four of these men like to rumble and get
physical and this match was no different with lots of heavy strikes.
Mr Ace tried to muscle in on the Saints of Sin and failed after being
thrown around, his cowardly screams following him. The two of them
got desperate including Dingo trying to channel his inner Bashby and
tried to balance on the ropes to leap off and hit a big arm drag but
a quick tug of the arm by Dragon caused Dingo to spaghetti himself in
the ropes before splatting on the mat. Despite their best efforts,
the more experienced men pulled through after pulling Dingo up for
the double team Occult Assault. It was over in a flash, then Tommbie
and Dragon celebrated, seemingly over their previous tiff, but for
how much longer I wonder?
We wrapped up the first half with a
CPW Galaxy Championship challenge as Bashby took on Drake Wynter.
This was another frantic match as our crown Prince of Pineapples
threw a relentless barrage of high impact attacks but they were all
eventually countered by the sheer power of the Emperor. The main one
being that crazy plancha from the ring apron to the outside that
Bashby tried to turn into a head scissors but Drake caught him and
turned it into a powerbomb on the Apron. It ended after Bashby tried
to get back in the ring after being thrown out once more and behind
the ref’s back Drake kicked the rope which caught Bashby in a low
blow, then he pulled Bashby up for another powerbomb, nailed it and
pinned Bashby for the 3.
Bashby has been put in a lot of high
profile situations this year but always seems to come up short, which
is such a shame, because since he became one of the good guys he has
come on leaps and bounds and he’s shown that he is a serious
contender and his trim stature and relatively short height is not
going to hold him back. He comes at you with the force of a gale and
he is really hard to prepare for. The Emperor had to resort to
cheating to get by this challenge, but he showed the kind of
resourcefulness that a warlord should have. He has defended the title
in the way he wanted to and he has it for another day. However, there
are a group of guys lining up around the block to challenge for that
We opened up half 2 with Dr Gage facing the recently
defecting Ryan Conway, formerly known as Ryan Lance. Lance is his
middle name it’s revealed, but he didn’t want to use it anymore
because he associated it with bad memories. His attitude hasn’t
changed it seems as he’s still arrogant and complacent as he was in
the days with his cronies. Dr Gage got a wonderful intro from Leyton
and he got the crowd behind him as he always does.
that Ryan took Dr Gage too lightly in the early going, slapping the
bigger man all around the ring, choking, controlling and generally
just cheating. He proclaimed he could do this all night. I said it at
the time, you aren’t Dan Evans, kid. In the end, Ryan slapped Gage
around too much as Gage just bulldozed him and finished it up with a
big Chokeslam for the win and a big roar from the crowd. This shows
that Gage has come along with his abilities and is willing to mad on
people whenever the chance comes along. He’s got great momentum and
the chance of the lifetime to get a shot at representing Team Madness
alongside Bashby in the Ruler of the Galaxy Tournament.
we had the showcase match to end all and that was the warm-up match
between Will Starr and Morris. This was a classic match with a full
display of what both men can do, or as much as they wanted to show.
It was a mix of power, style, technical and roughnecking from both
sides. Both men tried to polish off the other with their finishers
but it leads to them both ending up with a pin exchange which led to
Morris hooking up Will and pinning him after a backslide. This was a
shocking and unexpected decision and Will got up angered and in
disbelief and some of us thought that Will was going to take the CPW
Lineal Championship and smash Morris in the face with it, but
instead, he eased back and went away as Morris celebrated in the
ring. It was a tense moment and possibly a harbinger of things to
come in just a few weeks. What will happen when these two clash at
the Bash? Only time will tell and both of these men better be ready
to put up the fights of their lives.