This one is a bit different CPW fans. I was out of commission for a lot of this show So I can’t give the usual comprehensive experience of the show in written form that I usually give. I’ll run down what I know however. It will be shorter than most, but I can still tell you what happened. If you want to see the matches in full and what happened properly, subscribe to the CPW Patreon account and get the On Demand service and check out free matches from previous shows. My descriptions can’t do them justice.
Adrenaline is the annual extreme show that we do every single year,
meaning lots of the matches are No Disqualification, and we have our
own 6 person staggered entry extreme rules match, known as the
Adrenaline Death Row match. It happens every year and the winner of
the match gets the Golden Ticket briefcase. Which contains a one time
title shot at any championship in CPW or Nextgen. We’ve got a
varied assortment of our younger talent in it this year, let’s see
who wins out.
came to you once again from the Henley Green Community centre in Bell
Green which has become our home and main base in recent times. We had
a 7 match card and the show was hosted by myself and Caitlyn James,
and we of course opened up the show with our traditional rendition of
Sweet Caroline. I gave the warning that due to the nature of this
show, there would be more action than normal heading in the direction
of the fans. Weapons, shrapnel and wrestlers being thrown out of that
ring about the same as Elimination.
We opened up with a Kendo Stick match between CPW Godiva Champion The Imperial Dragon taking on the Queen of the Jungle, Fifi, in a long awaited match that has been brewing since November last year. Multiple times has Fifi been assaulted or screwed out of match wins or just pushed about by the Dragon. These two are no strangers to eachother and this should be the final resolution between them, and in true fashion, it’s No DQ.
announced them both. Dragon came out first as he has to take centre
stage. He came out as Normal with his kendo stick and started trying
to taunt the fans. He then threw his belt into the ring in typical
fashion and on this occasion nearly hit Referee Chris Bryce with it.
There was about a foot in it. It could have been nasty had it hit and
we would have needed an EMT before the match even starts, and a new
ref. He obviously tried to intimidate me which has been going like
clockwork for months.
it started out as you would expect. The Kendo sticks came out
immediately. Fifi had one made for the show especially with pink
detailing. Very befitting. The came out hard and fast with swinging
kendo stick strikes as was promised, in a display of rage and pent up
brutality. Dragon was his usual punishing self. Using his size and
strength to throw around Fifi, as well as using the stick to take out
his legs, to stop his progress. Fifi put Dragon in the corner and
deservedly so used the Stinkface on Dragon, but then lined him up,
but he missed an epic cannonball into the corner and hit the propped
Kendo stick and broke it in 2. He fought back to gain enough
advantage to hit the Fifi Factor, but somehow Dragon kicked out of
the move to the shock of everyone. He kept fighting on and managed to
hit another move to finish the Dragon off and put him away for three.
pleased the fans greatly, but annoyed the Dragon more so. He picked
up his Kendo stick and hit Fifi so hard with it, that part of it
broke on impact. Fifi yelled in pain as he was hit over and over
again. Then something came over me. With my hatred of Dragon brewing
and frustration at myself for not stepping in to help Leyton from
getting hurt last time, I jumped into the ring to save Fifi and get
the Dragon off him. I did just that and went to check on Fifi, but
then it happened. Dragon attacked me with the Kendo stick right
across my back. It was one of the most painful things I’ve ever
felt as evidenced by the sound I made that made the whole crowd gasp
in horror as Dragon kicked me and choked me with the Kendo stick.
Then he let me go and hit me again with it, giving me two perfectly
parallel lashes across my back, he also proceeded to choke me with
the stick, even getting me in a camel clutch like move with it. It
was nothing compared to what Fifi had to take and has had to take in
recent memory, but this was different. I do feel bad for complaining,
but I’m not a full time wrestler, I’m a ring announcer who
wrestles in the Academy division on occasion. I had to claw my way
out of the ring to get away from the beating, but during all of this,
some very familiar music hit. None other than Mr Richards came out to
the ring, wielding a sledgehammer, which stopped Dragon in his
tracks. Mr Richards leapt in and quickly dispatched the Dragon and
sent him on his way. Checking myself and my injuries as well as the
prone Fifi in the aftermath.
rolled out of the ring and eventually was helped out to the back by
Caitlyn. Fifi thanked me for my bravery, and gave us a speech for an
absolutely shocking announcement. Mr Richards is retiring from
wrestling. This is due to medical reasons, but he will be back in
other ways, just not wrestling. We thank you for all of your services
to wrestling in our fair CPW, and I personally thank you for the
heights you have taken this promotion. That we can pull in a triple
figure audience every single show. How you entice in a die hard
contingent of fans who admire the heroes and revile the villains that
we have in our ring every show, and of course for being the Captain
of the good ship CPW for the past 6 years. We all hope you’ll be back
again as soon as possible to run this ship once again.
this huge announcement, we celebrated the birthday of one of our own.
We celebrated the 35th
Birthday of CPW Superstars competitor and fan favourite, Tango. We
sang Happy Birthday and presented him with a chocolate cake and our
sponsors at Hakimpur Cash and Carry gave him a gift package,
presented by Ravi.
after this I had to head to the back to be checked out by the EMTs
who just advised me to wait, so here is all the information that I
have for each of the matches between now and the interval so I will
have to real them off in simplified form.
was the Deathrow Match which is the flagship event for the entire
show. An annual event where 6 wrestlers get a chance at the Golden
Ticket briefcase. 2 wrestlers start, 4 are handcuffed to ringposts.
After a time interval, allocated on a number draw system like
Elimination, the next person enters into the match. A person is
eliminated when they are pinned or made to submit. There is no count
out or Disqualification. The match only ends when there are 2 people
left in the ring and a decision occurs. The winner of that fall wins
the match and the Golden Ticket Briefcase.
entrants for the match were Morris, George, Isaac Quentin III,
Bashby, Drake Wynter and making his main roster debut, Ryan Lance.
The match was brutal with noone coming out unscathed. As people
walked past me in the medic bay, I saw their welts and wounds, like
we were part of some kind of sick club. The last two came down to
Morris and Isaac Quentin III in a confrontation not seen since Isaac
lost his Nextgen belt in that Fatal Four Way at Summerfest III. Isaac
managed to get the win over Morris to become the first ever 2 time
Golden Ticket holder. The crowd were understandably annoyed as Morris
had been denied his big moment once again. However Isaac has come out
in a video on social media to say that he is giving an open challenge
to anyone who will accept for someone to come and take that Briefcase
from him, if they can get past him. He’s only lost on a decision one
time and that was to Jake Casanova a few shows ago by a very
controversial submission. Morris would be a good fit to go after the
briefcase, but as it stands, we could easily see a repeat of what
happened last year and see Isaac become unified champion or Nextgen
champion again at any given moment. I would be interested to see how
that progresses though.
we had the tag team championship match as the Merseyside Murder Squad
defended against the unlikely team of Kieran Young and “Wild One”
Casey Wild. Casey made a huge impact beating Iron Serb in his debut
at Ready or Not, but subsequently it caused Serb to go on his rampage
and beat up a helpless Leyton Simms. Kieran we last saw at Summerfest
III in a losing effort against Scott Oberman in a rare singles outing
these days. He proved however to be just as devestating in singles as
he is in Tag team action. I didn’t see the match of course but from
what I can tell and what I heard, this impromtu team of Wild and
Young fought valiantly but it just wasn’t enough. The MMS look even
more unstoppable than ever, it’s just the question of whether anyone
can actually stop these two? Everyone they’ve faced has eventually
fallen, but the saving grace is we are getting fantastic matches out
of it and we’re seeing unlikely alliances out of it. But nothing
beats tag team continuity which is what the MMS have in spades. Let’s
hope that something stops them soon.
we had part 1 of a match as the Nextgen Champion Tommbie defending
his title against Alex Conners. This was the Conners Yard part of the
match, that took place in an unknown location. Tommbie and Alex as
well as Big Eli giving the assist. This part of the match was shown
via projection of a live stream on the back wall of the Henley
Community centre. I didn’t see much of what happened from where I was
but I know that weapons were involved, there was mud smearing, and
Tommbie getting whacked with a spade which bust him wide open. The
video stream stopped suddenly after a scream was heard and signal was
cut. The CPW Galaxy were left baffled as we headed to the first half
interval. What had just happened and why did it stop? Where were the
Conners brothers? Where was Tommbie, and what about the championship?
We would find out.
the break we had fan access with Casey Wild, Morris, and a selection
of others, and after we had a very special celebrations to honour,
and the first was for loyal CPW fan Lucymay’s son Cohen-Lee, who
turned 2 not long before the day of show, and we celebrated and sung
Happy Birthday. A cake was presented by New Blood champion Leyton
second half opened and it was the New Blood championship match as
Leyton Simms defended against the Iron Serb. I thought that such a
big match needed some punch with its announcements so I hobbled out
as I wanted to give Iron Serb a piece of my mind for what he did to
Leyton at the last show. I know he wouldn’t attack what was
essentially a wounded animal, he had other things to worry about. I
didnt see most of this match either for being in the back, but it was
another brutal match.
assaulted Serb with a chair on the outside of the ring, and the
biggest highlight of the match was Serb being put into the bin, with
it over his head, and Leyton smacking the bin with a Kendo stick
which must have scrambled his senses for while.
ended with Leyton hitting Serb with the bin, but Serb got an opening
by throwing the flowers in Leyton’s face. This blinded Leyton
temporarily as Serb speared him through the Table to get the pin for
3 and become the new New Blood champion. The crowd was outraged at
this and understandably so. This was not how it was meant to end for
them. Leyton was supposed to overcome the odds one more time and lay
the Serb out and beat him at this own game. Sadly it didn’y happen,
but Leyton has a return title shot in his contract to be used at
another occasion. For now we have a couple of other people in line
for a shot at that championship and Leyton will just have to join the
queue. He defended the belt so valiantly and was the classic example
of a fighting champion. Even if the belt isn’t involved in future,
this war is not over. This isn’t the end for these two men.
we had the second half of the Nextgen Championship match. The Taker
of Souls match which would of course be no holds barred when it
happened. It started when Alex Conners came out and held the Nextgen
belt high and proclaimed himself the new champion. Of course the
lights started flickering on and off and darkness filled the Henley.
This happened 3 times before a bloody, enraged and filth covered
Tommbie emerged from the darkness and destroyed the Hillbillies.
Starting by picking up the 265lb Eli and planting him with the Occult
Assault. It ended when Alex and Tommbie were tied together and Alex
tried to get the advantage by swinging a weapon but Tommbie ducked it
and crotched Alex with the rope, before hoisting him up, hitting the
Occult Assault and getting the 3 and retaining the championship.
knows if this will be the end for this rivalry for now, as Tommbie
has beaten Alex soundly multiple times now when the title has been on
the line, so who knows what will happen next. Will Alex go after
something else or hide in the shadows for a bit for another time to
strike? Only time will tell.
was the Women’s title match as Valkyrie Victoria Adams took on the
challenger baddest girl on the planet, Chantal Jordan in a submission
match where there were no pinfalls, only a tapout or surrender is the
only way to win the match. These two young women have fought
eachother before and this was Chantal’s last chance against Tori to
win the championship. Again I was out in the back still recovering so
I didn’t see much of the match but I know that the match was hard
hitting and brutal. Footage emerged of Tori pulling out her now
standard German Suplexes on Chantal. With a trade of submissions and
close calls throughout the match, but in the end Chantal managed to
lock in the submission hold and shockingly made Tori tap and become
the new Women’s Champion. Ending Tori’s around 6 month run.
is Chantal’s first ever title win which we congratulate her for on
such a hard fought and well deserved win. Tori left without a fuss or
trying to attack Chantal over the decision, but instead she went to
the back quiet and seemingly quite broken. It was sad to see, but she
was a great champion, even if the fans had turned on her for her
turning on Mr Richards at Betrayal.
I came out for the last match for the CPW Unified championship as Jay
J Roberts took on Will Starr once more for the championship. He was
dissatisfied with how the last match went, due to the ending. He
claimed to have kicked out at 2, but Dale called 3. As a result to
settle the score after an interview conducted by me the match was set
for these two to duke it out again. Before the match started I came
out and called out Imperial Dragon, to say that I wanted a match with
him, to show that I am not to be seen as a joke. To show that I can
rumble with anyone in this promotion, including a big nasty lizard.
The fans got behind this, I just wanted a shot at him. A fair and
square match, man to man. More about that later.
both men came out, but a special set of stipulations were put in
place. It was best 2 out of 3 falls and we had a special outside
enforcer in the form of Dominic Dewinter on the outside to observe
the action and make sure that no foul play took place.
short this was another intense and fast paced and back and forth
match with the technical skill of the Chosen One and the power and
size of the King of Beards. The first two falls occurred rather
quickly with both getting a pin each which instantly ramped up the
stakes. But now here’s where the controversy came in.
J hit Will with a sit out Powerbomb and Dale hit a 2 count after Will
kicked out or so it seemed, but Dominic told the booth to ring the
bell and he grabbed the belts to give to Jay J and I was about to
name him the new Unified Champion until Dale took it upon himself to
go back and check the VAR for a replay on the stream and found that
he was right and Will did kick out at 2. The match restarted but the
boos and chants reigning down on Jay J and Dominic at this point were
deafening. I struggled to get the crowd’s attention to make the
announcement to begin with. It restarted with Jay J trying to get a
roll up on Will but he kicked out just in time. Will managed to get
the advantage however, swing it in his favour and get the last pin
fall to retain his Unifed title. Dominic jumped into the ring to
congratulate Will but his parting words caused Will to stare in shock
at what had just been said. There’s speculation, but it’s unknown
what exactly was said. Will hasn’t said what it was, but the burning
question is, Mr Dewinter. What exactly are you playing at with a
display like that? You were the outside observer, the one there to
confirm if foul play had taken place, or if something had happened
that Dale missed. Dale was well on top of the situation, but you used
your station to try and turn the situation to your own advantage. But
for what, is there some kind of alliance with Jay J you’re forming
under our noses? As far as we all knew, you had no quarrel with Will
Starr. You always sing his praises, but to do this, and have everyone
in that audience turn on you the way they did is unprecedented, but
most of all, a bad judgement call.
is all a very strange situation here. Usually Dominic is a force for
good and calling it straight down the middle and fairly, as well as
being against the bad guys on the roster as all they do is try and
pull CPW out from under the feet of the fans and the other people on
the roster. I hope that this was just an isolated incident and we
won’t have to deal with this unfortunate happening again.
how the next show will be on April 27th,
the show New Blood, named after our new division. It will feature the
main roster debut of Lucia Lee as she takes on Luna Rox as both
ladies stake their claim to become Queen of the CPW Galaxy and win
the new Lineal CPW Women’s championship. Will Starr will be taking on
the standout from Superstars 2, Ryan Lance in a non title match.
Leyton Simms and Dr Gage will be taking on Bashby and new New Blood
champion Iron Serb, and I will be in my first ever championship match
against Imperial Dragon as I fight for the CPW Godiva championship.
that and a whole lot more to be announced, for now. We all have
matches to prep for and we shall see you at the Henley Green
Community Centre for New Blood. For now, Frankie Summers is signing
off. Now I have 2 mysteries to solve.