FRANKIE SUMMERS BLOG – CPW SUPERSTARS SEASON 2 THE EVENT PART ONE
So it happened once again, in a new venue with a new range of aspiring wrestling trainees as we descended upon the Hagard Community Centre in Willenhall, on March 9th, CPW Superstars happened once again. We had a few of the originals along for the ride. James Cross, Lucia Lee, Dr Gage, Tango, Harry Taylor and of course myself. But we had a group of new wrestlers along this time, as the programme is meant to create and they are as follows. I will break down the matches in part 2.
First we have Ryan Lance-
tall and buff lad with a stoic attitude. Nothing seems to faze him
and he doesn’t care whether the fans cheer him or not. His way is
to go out there and lay a beat down on his opponent. He has previous
experience as a kick boxer, so he is good at striking, but he’s also
good at the technical stuff too. He’s made leaps and bounds and
certainly impressed CPW management which is why he got his match with
Leyton Simms. Also, it was for the Hakimpur New Blood championship.
That is one mammoth task for anyone to live up to in their very first
Next is Dirty Wallz-
rapper and hip hop artist who has come to CPW to live out his dream
of becoming a pro wrestler. He’s won competitions for his ability
to spit bars and ‘mad rhymes’ and is hoping to continue that
success here. He has a large build and uses a power style with slams
and big running strikes. His opponent was Dan Evans, a CPW mainstay
who has been here since the start. He’s from Liverpool, has 10
years of experience, he apparently took your car stereo. A tough task
for anyone to face.
Next we have Mr Ace-
built and put together young man who is into fast cars, designer
clothes and pleasing the ladies. He’s very happy with how he looks
and he wants to make sure you know this. He blows kisses to those he
deems worthy of them. Yes he’s arrogant but he does back it up in
the ring with a ground based power style, playing to his strengths.
His opponent for the night was Fifi. We all know and love Fifi, our
resident Queen of the Jungle. Known for taking on all comers and
having a surprisingly brutal style for someone who looks as they do.
Showing looks can be deceiving as always.
Fourth we have Dan Gibson-
stockier built guy also with previous fight experience who wrestles
an all round style with a few aerial and power moves thrown in.
Little is known about him, but he seems to be in this for the right
reasons, he shows no malice towards anyone and his opponent Morris
who is known as a power/ brawler style user, asked specifically to
face him in the ring and Dan was more than happy to take the
Next we have Oddball Eightball-
had some previous experience in wrestling, on/off, but had never had
a match until now. What sets him apart is his crazy patterned tights
and his 6ft 7 stature, as well as his wild curly hair. He has more of
a comedy style, but that doesn’t mean he should be underestimated.
He’s fast, flexible and strong and will use this against all comers
to overcome any challenger. He was pitted against the Messiah of the
Trailer Parks, Alex Conners, who we know for a mix of power and
roughnecking. This would be a tough task for anyone.
Next we have Paul Tucker-
know him as a CPW superfan and Danny O’Neil’s best friend. He’s
also become a member of the Wolf Pack lately so he is very engrossed
with CPW inside and out. He signed up last year but couldn’t do the
show last time due to injury. Now he’s come back and he’s formed
an alliance with Sir Isaac Quentin III and Victoria Adams to take on
the team of Tommbie, Natalie Wild and Tango. He uses his large frame
as his weapon with a power striking style.
We also have Ryan Evo-
slender built and tall Martial Arts specialist who focuses on
striking, but he has more of a defensive style due to his frame. He
was quiet and subdued throughout the training and seemed quite
mysterious, but he did everything that was asked of him and showed a
lot of potential. His opponent was Dan Evans, and you’re not
reading that wrong. Dan pulled double duty at this show and had to
wrestle two separate opponents. You’ll see why later as I explain
Last but not least we have Anton and Charlie-
team of 10 year old lads we refer to as The Little Rascals. They
certainly do live up to that name. Anton has trained with us before a
bit, and he seemed a bit of a natural. Movement and ring presence he
has in excess. All of the drills we did he did with ease at the time
and up to today. He’s braver than most trainees too as he decided
to make his finisher a high flying move. Then there’s Charlie who
started with the programme at Superstars 2. Despite his age and being
smaller than the other entrants to the Superstars, he’s gelled in
so well and become a part of our CPW family with ease. Both of the
met the CPW stars who went to the hospital as he was receiving
treatment at the time, he met Will Starr and Mr Richards and was told
about the programme. When he was better his mum Abi signed him up for
Superstars 2, and in 8 weeks, he’s made leaps and bounds. I’ll
get onto their opponent later.
that’s the new entrants sorted. Now let’s rundown the previous
entrants who have come back again. You know their styles from last
time, but let’s see what has happened since. First some omissions.
Conflict, John Eastwood and Khash Knight were not able to take part
in the Superstars programme this time due to other commitments.
Hopefully we will see them again soon.
First, as he needs to be mentioned first, we have James Cross-
been the busiest out of all of the Season 1 entrants as he was
awarded his CPW Main Roster contract after his fantastic effort
against Will Starr at the Season 1 show. He has been in matches with
Leyton Simms, a 6 man tag, he entered first in Elimination this year
and lasted 10 minutes, and as a result of what happened at
Elimination, he has ignited a blood feud with Fifi, we look forward
to that match. His opponent is Dr Gage for a number one contender
shot at the Hakimpur New Blood Championship.
Next we have Dr Gage-
revealed that he had a PhD in Psychology, after his match with Fifi
at the Season 1 Show. He’s not really the psycho madman in the pig
mask that people took a shine to at the show. His big and
intimidating presence made a nice change of pace to most of the guys
we are used to seeing in CPW. He was then brought in as our CPW
physician and as you know has been making great progress with Leyton
Simms and his treatment. As stated before, his opponent is James
Cross for that Number one contender shot at the Hakimpur New Blood
Next is the stand out from CPW Superstars and the only female on the programme. Miss Lucia Lee-
has made an impact in her short time here. I’ve never seen a person
improve so fast and develop such a pronounced move set in such a
short time. She always adds more weapons to her armoury and is never
without something to take out an opponent with. She has the dubious
accolade of winning the first ever Superstars Battle Royale by
eliminating Fifi, Tom Lindsay and Will Starr by herself, and being
the only person to beat Victoria Adams in singles competition in CPW
to this point. All very impressive, and she’s a big hit with the
fans too. She’s one to keep an eye on. I’ve trained with her
before and can tell you first hand, her strikes hurt, a lot in fact.
Her opponent was the first ever CPW Women’s champion, Nadia
Sapphire. This will only by Lucia’s second match, but she has
already impressed us all greatly. Let’s hope she keeps this pace
Then we have Harry Taylor-
won his debut against Morris of all people. With how Morris has been
on a tear in CPW lately, with wins over Tom Lindsay, Dan Evans,
Imperial Dragon and a host of others. This puts Harry in a really
good position for later on. However he has a different task ahead
facing the last ever CPW Academy Champion, none other than George.
Morris was cheated out of a win over Harry, but George knows what to
look out for. Let’s see how this one develops.
Of course who can forget the fan favourite that is the man formerly known as Kilbane Michaels-
fan response to his bright orange gear on the night, the fans started
chanting for Tango. As a result, and because of the positive
reception, the name has just stuck, so from now on, he shall be known
as Tango. He was teaming up with Natalie Wild and Tommbie who were
set to take on Sir Isaac Quentin III, Tucker and reigning CPW Women’s
champion, Victoria Adams.
Now we have one person left and you know his name, it’s I, Frankie Summers-
know what I’ve been up to. I was in Elimination facing off with James
Cross to open it up, was in it 5 minutes and got eliminated by Isaac
Quentin. I wrestled Shaun Ruben and came out victorious at the Xmas
Bash on a DQ. Of course I wrestled with Tom Lindsay at the first
Superstars show and lost after he rolled me up and grabbed my tights.
Since then I feel I have improved a lot. I’m a lot more confident out
there and have my go to moves, as well as some unseen ones that
should be an unpleasant surprise to anyone who faces them. My
opponent was Bashby who was a replacement after my scheduled opponent
became unavailable. He’s been giving me enough stick as it is so it
was only right to face him.
So that about wraps up my rundown for CPW Superstars, be sure to keep an eye out for the show breakdown and my rundown of Nextgen’s Ready or Not. For now,