FRANKIE SUMMERS BLOG – CPW SUPERSTARS SEASON 2 THE EVENT PART TWO
So we got to the day of the show. In a final run down we all practiced our moves to make sure they were the cleanest they could be to cause the most impact, we headed to the back and all waited in anticipation for our matches. The Hagard was filled to capacity with about 180 people in attendance.
Dewinter was the master of ceremonies for the show and he gave us the
rundown of how things are if you’re new to CPW and a lot of the
people in the crowd were. He also gave the people what we do at every
show, and that is of course sing and dance along to Sweet Caroline.
Usually it’s me who leads it along with Caitlyn James or whoever
else I have along with me, but this time Dominic lead the charge and
the crowd were into it. The crowd were hot for the action most of the
night and it was really good that they were as some had never been to
a live wrestling show before.
I didn’t see the majority of these matches and two I didn’t see
at all because I was in place to go out to the ring after it was
done. I’ll just give quick rundowns as to how the matches were in
general, and any moments that stood out. The matches will be up on
the CPW On Demand service via our Patreon account.
wasn’t the unknown territory it was before when we first did
Superstars last year. We knew what we were letting ourselves in for,
and to show off exactly what CPW is all about, we opened up with a
special attraction champion vs champion match as CPW Unified Champion
Will Starr took on the Godiva Champion, the Imperial Dragon.
of these men have been flying high lately, and both have contrasting
styles, with Will being the classic mat grappling British wrestler
who adopts an all-rounder style that includes strikes, speed, high
flying, technical work and even some power. Never roughnecking
however as it goes against his morals. Imperial Dragon is the
opposite when it comes to that however, he loves to roughneck and
brutalise his opponents. He however also has an all-rounder style
likes big strikes and use of power. He can mat grapple and fly as
well. He doesn’t use speed because he doesn’t really need to. He
goes for a slow and deliberate style to maximise pain and intensity.
was a very close match between Will and Dragon, way closer than you
might suspect, but you need to remember that Dragon has so much
experience and has been wrestling since before some of the people on
our roster were even born. This is what happens when you’re a human
form incarnate of an ageless mythical creature. Both men gave the
other everything they had, and Will ended up getting the roll up for
the win. This was a very stern test for Will, but since winning the
unified title, every single match has been. He has a huge target on
him and everyone wants a piece. His next challenger is Jay J Roberts.
Let’s see how that one goes.
opened up the show proper with the first of our Superstars Matches as
the rule breaker himself Harry Taylor took on former CPW Champion
George. Harry did very well to beat Morris in his first match, at
Superstars 1, but George is not known for losing. He’s overcome
nearly every challenge and it even landed him the Nextgen title last
year. Harry wore the same gear as last time, but had a t shirt made
for his entrance gear and it had his face on it, and a slogan that
said ‘It ain’t cheating if the ref don’t see it’
was another back and forth match, but Harry had to resort to
underhanded tactics to get anywhere with George, as it seems that he
was ready for him. A standout moment was where Harry blatantly
distracted the referee by telling him to look behind him, which
instantly had the crowd turn on the ref. He didn’t know what Harry
was like in the ring. These referees, Sean and Chris were brought in
especially for Superstars. They’ve not worked with us before so
naturally didn’t know the Superstars competitors. It wasn’t his
fault, but I feel that trick won’t work for Harry again. It didn’t
matter about the trickery however as George managed to pull out the
Backstabber, appropriately enough and pin Harry for the 3 and get the
win, much to the enjoyment of the fans.
has been working hard since the last show on trying to improve his
moves but it wasn’t enough to get by George. He has two choices. If
he’s going for a base of dirty tactics he needs to compile a
strategy and figure out new things to do (which I do not advocate
for), or he can get some more speed based moves to frustrate his
opponent and get the upper hand on them. As someone who may
potentially have to get in the ring with Harry one day and face these
tactics, it does concern me what he may come up with next.
was 6 person action as Team Tango, consisting of Tango, Natalie Wild
and Tommbie as they took on Team Tucker, consisting of Tucker,
Victoria Adams and Isaac Quentin III. I didn’t see much of this
match, only heard it, for reasons that will be apparent later.
surprises me that Tucker has gone bad considering all he’s been
through, but siding with former Nextgen champion Sir Isaac and
current Women’s champion Victoria Adams seems like a winning combo.
Tango however had current Nextgen champion Tommbie and the Queen of
CPW, Natalie Wild. This was very even. Team Tucker had their great
record, but Team Tango had contingency. All 3 of them had orange
outfits. Well 2 of them did, Tommbie had orange tights and that’s
probably the most colourful I’ve ever seen him. The response that
Tango got when he went out there was unreal. They were singing along
to his entrance theme, which is Gold by Spandau Ballet. As a unit
they’re collectively 3 of the most popular stars in CPW right now,
against 2 of the most despised, and Tucker who gets hate by
Tango came out victorious much to the pleasure of the crowd. They
about blew the roof off the Hagard when they won. They celebrated in
the ring to that memorable song and basked in victory. Tango has made
leaps and bounds in the last few months. His confidence has gone way
up and his moves have become crisper and more pronounced. He may be a
force to be reckoned with now, we may just have to watch out, or end
up facing Tango Time.
4 is one that I can recall pretty well as it was I, Frankie Summers,
against the Superkick King, Bashby. This match came about due to the
hassle that Bashby has been giving me since I started ring
announcing. As you’ll know last time I had the green trimmed neon
tights that didn’t fit properly and didn’t look or feel right, so
I replaced them with some slick black ones first seen at the Xmas
Bash, then later at Elimination, but I’m looking into getting
something completely new very soon.
short this match was yet another beatdown. It wasn’t balanced like
myself and Tom Lindsay. It went wrong for me early on as I decided to
play the theatrics, which I shouldn’t have done, As I was ill and
forgot how volatile Bashby is when angered. He’s very easy to anger
these days and I paid for it. I took kicks and knees left, right and
centre. I fought back early but gave him too much of a gap to fight
back, after a burst of corner moves. He took control fast, but still,
I managed to fire back and tried to level him a couple of times but
he was too fast. I managed to weather the storm and fight through it
and in the end hooked him from behind and I yelled BURNING QUESTION
and hit a jumping reverse DDT.
was out and I got the pinfall win, my first ever in CPW. I was over
the moon as evidenced by my over the top celebration. I was gassed
and weary, as well as beat to hell. Even Dominic Dewinter got in on
it and raised my hand in the centre of the ring. To not be 100% 2
matches in a row and still come out the winner has really helped give
myself a boost out there. The roar of the crowd always keeps me with
it. Thank you once again CPW Galaxy for supporting me, there’s more
to come soon, I hope.
was the leader of the NBO warriors, Morris, taking on Dan Gibson. Dan
has a power/striking style but can do the technical stuff. Morris as
we all know has a similar style focusing mainly on power.
was uncharacteristic in the match oddly. He just seemed to turn on
Dan, even after a friendly Display of sportsmanship to open up.
Usually he’s all for honour, but it was thrown out quite fast.
Morris went to roughnecking moves quite fast, but Dan managed to hold
with it just long enough to get the upper hand, take advantage of a
space given to him by Morris. He hit the cutter from nowhere and
managed to get the 3 count. Dan Gibson won it.
performance from Dan. I don’t know if he pushed himself too hard or
Morris was too fast for him but like myself he was feeling wear not
long into the match. Either way he did so well to get the win over
the leader of the NBO Warriors. That’s 2 Superstars competitors who
have beaten Morris now.
Semi main event to wrap up the first half was Oddball Eightball, a
mysterious and strange individual taking on the Messiah of the
Trailer Park, Alex Conners. Alex saw Eightball and immediately
thought he was a joke and wasn’t taking the sport seriously. It
turns out however he does take it seriously, but goes about it in a
unique and unorthodox way and it’s a breath of fresh air to see
someone doing something different with a comedy style that is still
very effective in ring.
showed his speed and endurance and that he’s not one to be laughed
at. He managed to frustrate Alex who just couldn’t get a grip on
him. It’s like he has non stick coating or something. Alex has been
Nextgen champion in the past and to essentially by humiliated like
this was a surprise and a shock.
managed to get the win in very impressive fashion and celebrated in
an over the top fashion with the ref and got a great response from
the crowd. He was so enjoyable to watch, let’s hope he stays with
was the interval that didn’t last long, there was no fan access
this time, but there was enough time for people to get refreshments.
We opened up the second half with an exhibition match in more ways
than one as Prince of Camp, Fifi, as he took on the arrogant Mr Ace.
This came about as Fifi specifically asked to face Mr Ace after
seeing his attitude during training, with his cocky demeanour, he
thought it may be good to teach Mr Ace a lesson.
himself came out and gave us his bravado, with his jacket undone to
show off his buff physique, strutting and blowing kisses to the women
in the audience. He got a lot of cold stares however as the crowd
weren’t having any of it. He didn’t let this rock him however,
and especially not so as Fifi came out to a big pop from the crowd.
It didn’t open up in typical fashion however. The two men faced off
in a pose down, where Fifi won the hearts of the fans easily, even if
Mr Ace’s technique is far better. But this is CPW. We cheer our
match was surprisingly close as Mr Ace showed he’s not all mouth
and posing. He held off Fifi for a good portion of the match. It
ended after Fifi hit the Fifi Factor for the 3 count to get the win.
There was an attempt at a show of sportsmanship after the match as
Fifi helped Mr Ace up and offered a handshake. He accepted, but he
then hit a Low Blow kick on Fifi and hit his own finish, the Twist of
Ace, and left to the anger of the crowd.
Ace has impressed me certainly, in the short times he’s been with
CPW he has proven that he has some great ability in the ring, It
wasn’t enough to get by Fifi however. I think if he focuses more on
his opponent, he could be a very dangerous part of the CPW roster. He
has the power, strength, speed and endurance which is a very good
combination to have. I’m sure he will be back soon.
it opened in unusual fashion as Bashby came down to the ring to
address the match that he had with me. He stated that he could not
answer the Burning Question, which pleased me. However, he said he
wasn’t done yet and wanted to face the two biggest and baddest
Superstars trainees to prove just how good he really is.
got his wish as we got this call answered by none other than Mr
Richards. Now as much as some would have loved to see Mr Richards
take Bashby’s head off at this point, he answered so he could bring
out Bashby’s next opponents, and this lead to the welcome
happening, of the debut, of The Little Rascals. Anton and Charlie.
crowd went crazy for them, and rightly so, these two young lads have
put in so much graft and made leaps and bounds in their time in CPW.
There’s been spills, tears and struggles along the way, from being
two kids in an environment full of competitors much bigger than they
are. They’ve both pulled through and here they were to take on the
disgruntled Superkick King.
Bashby decided to try and intimidate them both and take them both out
fast, but it didn’t work as both Rascals dodged Bashby’s attack
and hit him with a double clothesline. It was similar to my match
with Bashby, in that as soon as they got a head up of steam, Bashby
would cut them off. It all turned around when a beaten up Charlie,
called out to Bashby to get his attention. Bashby sensing he’d got
an easy weakened target let his guard down and asked him told Charlie
to come at him. He’d stepped back and Anton leapt on his back and
grabbed Bashby by his pineapple hair-do. Bashby fought him off, but
this gave Charlie time to recover. He put Anton back onto the
Turnbuckle and tried to punch him. Anton blocked and hit back which
sent Bashby staggering back. He didn’t know that Charlie was right
behind him, and he fell backwards over him. Then Charlie moved Bashby
into position and Anton hit the Splash from the top rope. They got
the double pin, Bashby was down for 3.
roof about blew off the Hagard at this decision. They’d overcome
the Superkick King, after all he did and all of the trickery he tried
to pull off. These two kids, despite being outmatched, outsized and
with way less experience, used grit and team work to get by… well
let’s not mince words here, Essentially a bully. It shows that
dreams do come true and we are all about that in CPW. We gave them
the chance, they took it and have been elevated to stardom in just
one night. As a personal note to their families. We’re as proud of
Anton and Charlie as I’m sure you are. They were a pleasure to work
and train with and always stuck with it regardless, and it all paid
off with this fantastic win to their names. Of course this wasn’t
the end. There’s still more to come.
was Ryan Evo vs Dan Evans. I didn’t get to see much of the match
but from what I know it was just brutal. There was a lot of hard
strikes and a lot of grimaces from the crowd and Evo valiantly fought
to try and take on the cagey veteran Dan Evans. Personally I don’t
know how wise it was for Evo to try and take Dan on at this point,
a brave battle, Evo was defeated by Dan. Dan was wanting to engage in
what Gorilla Monsoon would have called Extra Curricular activity, but
what we call a post-match beat down, however this was interrupted by
the man we call Dirty Wallz. He came out and lay down some Slam
Poetry about Dan. Before giving the Mic Drop and jumping Into the
ring. Dan wasn’t at 100% as he had been worn down a lot by the
martial arts expert, Evo.
was short but it still wasn’t an easy task as Dan is dangerous even
in the worst of situations. Wayne kept with it though and managed to
go power for power with Dan and in the end hooked him for a Front
Powerslam and dropped him for the 3 count. Wayne Wallz with a
monumental quick win over the Demolition Man.
was the match for the richest prize for the CPW New Blood division,
including the Superstars. It was newcomer Ryan Lance against Leyton
Simms. Ryan as documented is the martial arts expert and prides his
kicks. He doesn’t care what you think, he will just beat you up
with a stoic look on his face. He was facing the former Hooligan
may be more chilled with his flowers now but he can still rumble with
the best of them. This match was far closer than anyone could have
expected. Ryan gave Leyton a pasting throughout the match. It was a
knock down drag out match heavy on strikes and mat grappling. Leyton
was hit with a Black Mass kick twice which would have knocked out any
normal man, but not with Leyton. He managed to fight back and knock
down Ryan just long enough to get to the top and drop the flying
headbutt and win the match and retain the New Blood Belt.
was a very stern test and showed that with enough dedication, even on
the superstars program you can get a shot at glory. James Cross did
it last year at Superstars one, in a very close contest with Will
Starr. You may not like him but Ryan Lance put on a fantastic match
with Leyton and put up a great fight. Simms fans everywhere had their
hearts in their throats in the fear that he may lose that title to a
newcomer, thankfully he didn’t.
was the much anticipated women’s match as Lucia Lee who shocked the
CPW Galaxy by beating Victoria Adams on her first time out. Her
moveset has only increased and gotten better as time has gone one.
She’s beaten one women’s champ, could she do it again in the form of
Nadia Sapphire? Nadia gleefully accepted the match with Lucia,
because she will take any excuse to be in front of an audience and be
beating someone up.
was the first ever CPW women’s champion and has a lot of experience
behind her, and wasn’t going to let a newcomer show her up. Again
this was a shockingly close match with Lucia showing off her
athleticism and some very unique moves added to her list since last
time, including her straddle reverse DDT which is a marvel to look at
every time, I feel my hamstrings seize up just by seeing the move,
let alone thinking of doing it. Lucia had the match it seemed on a
couple of occasions, but only got a long 2 count, including after a
surpirse roll up when Nadia was aruging with referee Sean. Nadia
fought back however and managed to get the 3 over Lucia, ending her
winning streak. It was a sad moment, but we’re all proud of the
effort she’s put in, especially against one of the most experienced
female wrestlers in the country. It was a mismatch on paper, but in
reality. Not really. We look forward to future performances from Miss
was the main event as James Cross took on Dr Gage for the number one
contendership for the CPW Hakimpur New Blood Championship. These two
have had their problems. They came to a head at Elimination and have
had issues since it was revealed that Gage was actually a physician.
Cross’ attitude has deteriorated over the past few months. He’s
become volatile and aggressive. Of course he always had that since
his first match against Will Starr, where the first thing he did was
attack Will from behind outside the ring. Gage on the other hand has
made his way into the hearts of the CPW Galaxy. Since helping Leyton
Simms and forming this bizarre pairing, they’ve really got behind
him. First he was the big scary monster, but now, he’s the big and
still pretty intimidating physician. He’s one Doctor’s orders you do
not go against. This still doesn’t take away from his physical
presence. I found this out first hand at Elimination.
started with James and Gage squaring off, James getting quite verbal
with the good Doctor. I went for a couple of shoulder tackle attempts
but Gage would not budge. On the third, James was sent flying. This
only angered him more. James showed that he does have a great deal of
strength in this match as he hit a Crucifix drop, a fallaway slam and
a German suplex. But Gage just absorbed these attacks and hit his own
slam, a spinebuster and even a Choke Slam.
match ended when James went for a double axe from the buckle but Gage
caught him and went for another Choke Slam but James countered and
locked in the Crossface. Gage tried to fight it off but it was no
good, he had to surrender. James Cross is your new Number One
contender for the New Blood championship. However it wasn’t over as
James left the prone and aching Gage in the ring while he went
outside and got a table. He set it up in the corner, powered Gage up
and set to whip him into it. Gage reversed it and James went
barrelling into the table and knocked himself out on the turnbuckle.
commiserated Gage on his loss but congratulated him on his effort.
This was seemingly the end of the show. Or was it? Just like last
time we had our Superstars battle royale, but instead of us and the
trainers. It was pretty much everyone on the whole show in there, and
we all proceeded to pummel eachother’s lights out, friend or foe. We
all got thrown out quickly. Until only Bashby remained. Pleased with
himself, he celebrated, but there was something he hadn’t counted on.
The Little Rascals had entered into the battle royale too. They once
again got the better of Bashby and both Rascals were given the
co-win. Because turning them on eachother in a barbaric display of
betrayal wouldn’t have been right.
everyone left happy and once again Superstars was another absolute
smash hit. This show was another really good experience for all those
involved and I wish to thank the family and friends of those who took
part for coming along to cheer and jeer us all on. You were
fantastic. We hope to see you again at our regular shows, so you can
get a taste of some true blue CPW action.