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Xmas Bash 2019 Results
CPW Lineal Heavyweight Championship
Will Starr def Morris
CPW Heavyweight Championship
Niall Fairchild def Jimmy Vice via DQ
NextGen Heavyweight Championship
James Cross def Scott Oberman, Tommbie & Bashby
CPW Women’s Championship
Lucia Lee def Lana Austin
CPW Tag Team Championship
Living Proof def 666 Pack
Special Attraction Match
Dan Evans def T-Bone
2019 ROTG Tournament Final
Apollo Vela def Morgan Black
8 Man Tag Match
Drake Wynter, Alex Conners, Iron Serb & Kevin Issac def Eli Conners, Frankie Summers, Dr Gage & Mr Ace
Match Of The Night
Lucia Lee vs Lana Austin
Performance Of The Night
Lana Austin – Set the bar for 2020 in the CPW Women’s Division
OMG Moment Of The Night
– Lucia Lee cashing in her 2019 CPW Women’s Golden Ticket to become a unified CPW Champion adding the CPW Galaxy Championship to her collection.
– The unmasking of Apollo Vela and it turned out to be FIFI 😲
CPW Championship Landscape
Will Starr retained the CPW Lineal Heavyweight Championship with a bruising victory over Morris.
Lucia made history by winning the CPW Galaxy Championship and then went on to defeat Lana Austin to remain the CPW Women’s Championship in doing so Lucia Lee becomes the longest reigning CPW Women’s Champion in our history and also the first female to ever become a unified CPW Champion.
Despite losing Jimmy Vice held onto his CPW Heavyweight Championship after being disqualified in his title defence against Niall Fairchild.
New CPW Tag Team Champions were crowned as The Living Proof were able to defeat 666 Pack in a thrilling match.
James Cross closed a phenomenal 2019 for himself with a victory in a star studded Fatal 4 Way Match.
Cleopatra formally known as FIFI became the new Ruler Of The CPW Galaxy after beating Morgan Black in the disguise of Apollo Vela.
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Its the latest addition to the CPW family as New Blood Wrestling takes centre stage this month. Saturday 27th April LIVE from the Henley Green Community Centre in Coventry the first show of a new era takes place and will feature the eagerly anticipated debut of Lucia Lee as she takes on Luna Rox in the CPW 2019 Queen Of The Galaxy Tournament.
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Hello once again CPW Galaxy and this is my breakdown of Ruler of the Galaxy. This will be extremely broken down with acquired knowledge for Ruler of the Galaxy. I was mainly in the back conducting interviews and for Tidings I was off with the seasonal flu and didn’t want to spread it to anyone in the locker room, audience or management. That or make an embarrassment of myself in front of the crowd by going into a coughing fit. So I am not able to do a blog for that show. However I will be back for the Bash and want to provide something extra special for the show this time. I shall see you there. In the meantime I want to talk about this show as best as I can.
Ruler of the Galaxy came to us from the Xcel Centre in Canley. A massive 2storey leisure centre with a sports hall that is absolutely perfect for wrestling shows like ours. We have great acoustics, plenty of seat room, great lighting and utilities we can use for more exotic styles of match. Ones even we haven’t tried before. We opened up the show with something a little more serious. All of us in the back came to the ring and lined up around it in silence. Mr Richards got into the ring and addressed the crowd. We were there to pay tribute to referee Dale’s dad who had passed away the day before the show. We gave a 10 bell salute, a minute of silence and a round of applause for the late Mr Richardson. We all left the ring and went to the back afterwards.
Then my music hit and I marched out to the ring and did my intro afterpaying my own tribute. Opening with Sweet Caroline and the crowd warm ups to really get you all into it before the bing sing along. I end edit a burned out and emotional wreck before announcing Caitlyn James who would announce the show.
We opened up with a number one contenders match for the NextGen between Man like DeReiss against Tommbie. This was a knock down drag out and intense match between two very experienced wrestlers. It was close but it ended up with Tommbie winning the match and the number onecontenders spot. I tried to get a word with Tommbie back stage but hejust put his bat Shelley 2 up to his face and laughed maniacally at me. Personally I don’t know how we got him in the interview room. I guess he just wanted to let a feeling of some kind known. I give a lot of credit to DeReiss, he’s been on a great winning streak lately and it’s a shame it’s come to an end, but that won’t be the last we see of him I’m sure.
Next we got the first semi final match of the Galaxy tournament and it was Fifi vs Stevie W. Now on paper this match doesn’t seem all that fair as Stevie doesn’t have the experience, size or power that Fifi does, but he has a lot of heart and a surprising amount of support against a fan favourite like Fifi. The match was short and fast paced. It was going Fifi’s way until Imperial Dragon dashed in out of nowhere and distracted him. This caused Stevie to sneak out the win. Stevie advances in the tournament. Dragon beat on Fifi with the kendo stick and ran for it. For a follow up to this, watch the interviews on theCPW Facebook page. You’ll notice Fifi in a far more emotional state than I have seen him in before. This is of course about pride and dignity and that’s something any one of us can get behind fighting for. On another note I don’t appreciate being manhandled, Dragon. I had a handprint on my chest for days after you shoved me.
Moving on, we had the Murder Squad against Leyton Simms and Morris for the CPW Tag Team Championships. This was another one that was just a brawl with the ever uncertain mental state of Leyton Simms. Morris and Leyton fought valiantly throughout the match, but it just wasn’tenough. Leyton, when the flowers wear off is still tense and dangerous. Morris is a great partner for him as they are both into their bikes and are both sluggers. Evans and Oberman took everything they could handle however and managed to get the win. Still tag team champions for a total of 5 months now. It’s a shame but the Murder Squad shows how they still deserve those belts, being able to take onanyone and beat them when it counts.
To wrap up half one was the second Galaxy Tournament semi final pitted Will Starr against Tom Lindsay. This one was a tough and gruelling match, as well as quite evenly matched. Will managed to get squeezeout the win and advance to the finals to face Stevie W.
The result of the match is somewhat overshadowed by what happened afterwards. Mr Richards came out with a sledgehammer and a suspicious looking flying jacket. Upon getting in the ring and addressing the crowd, as well as Will himself. Upon this he unveiled the new Lineal CPW Heavyweight Championship, in honour to all those who have held CPW in the past, especially since this fiasco with the Beast. Mr Richards told Will that no one else deserved a shot at that new belt than Will, he then proceeded to perform a despicable act of attacking Will with the Sledgehammer, which hurt him so badly that myself and Dominic DeWinter had to go out and help him to the back.
Mr Richards, you know how out of character this is for me, but I have to speak out about your actions this time. You attacked a weakened man with a weapon to the point where he couldn’t even stand. We had to get him to the medic in the back to patch him up as best as they could. The act was disgusting and it put the crowd into a stunned silence… they didn’t know how to think or feel, however, I have the feeling I know why you did it. It’s understandable that you wouldn’t want to make it easy for Will and I dare say that had it been out of malice, you would have and could have done far worse. But I’ll give you credit that you did this one your own with only one weapon for help. I get the feeling you want to awaken something different in Will. To make him forget that he will be in the ring with a mentor and good friend and ally. He’s in there with one of the most dangerous opponents he could ever imagine. So he’s going to have to bring not only his A game, but his S rank game, that’s one for the nerds. I am hoping that this is the case and Will can bring out everything he has when he gets his shot at the Lineal title in February.
We took a break and when we came back, and we opened up with a return asDisco Bert took on Isaac Quentin III in one of the most anticipated comebacks in CPW History. The fans have missed Bert and it was great to see him back, and he got a great response from the crowd. Sir Fancypants came out to his usual response of boos, accompanied by some different music this time. Coming out to Beethoven over Mozartthis time (I’m cultured too, Isaac).
The match was fairly even and exactly what you’d expect from 2 big studs like this. A mass brawl. In a very close match as you would guess too, with Isaac’s skill and Bert’s experience. It was all going well for Bert as well for most of the match, but just as he was going infor the kill, Isaac’s knee blew out out he rolled out of the ring,not wanting to fight anymore. He let the count run out and Bert picked up the win. Afterward I got an interview with both men, so check those out for the follow up. I actually agree with Bert with what he’s said. It’s about time that Isaac was put in his place and the only way to do this is to stop him from getting himself counted out or disqualified.
Nextwas the Nextgen championship no 1 contenders match between Alex Conners and Academy Champion George. This is a rematch from Halloween Reload where George got a shock win and Alex was pretty annoyed by it, what would happen this time?
Alex came out with strong offence as is to be expected. Using his strengthand power to work over George. However with the crowd behind him andthat tenacious spirit he’s known for, George managed to sneak out thew in and pin Alex in the centre of the ring again. However while Alexwas out in the middle of the ring, Danny O’Neil came out to try and cash in the Golden Ticket. Alex knocked out George and took out Danny, before dashing with the belt to the back. If you want the follow up, watch the interviews on the Facebook page as always. I’m not impressed by the conduct of you, Alex Conners, I guess you haven’t laid off me so much after all.
Next was the Women’s match. Best 2 out of 3 falls between Natalie Wild,the challenger against the women’s champion Valkyrie Victoria Adams. As I was doing interviews I didn’t see any of this match apart from clips and what I heard. All I know is that it got to 1 all very quickly and ended with Tori finishing Natalie off with a trio of German Suplexes and getting the pin to retain the belt once again.
I really don’t know what to say about this situation now as Natalie,try as she might cannot get past the Valkyrie. No matter what thecircumstances or stipulation, with the fans behind her or not,Natalie just can’t seem to beat Tori. It’s a shame really but it maybe a sign that the tides are changing in CPW, as much as I hate to say it. We’re all still rooting for you Nat, but let’s hope a changeof fortune happens for you again soon. It just seems odd seeing you without that belt.
Next was the final to the CPW Ruler of the Galaxy tournament as Stevie faced Will Starr. However Dominic came out to announce that the injuries Will sustained cost him his chance to fight for this tournament win opportunity. This meant that Stevie had to fight the wily Tom Lindsay, back again for his chance to win the tournament.However somehow justice prevailed and Stevie W managed to make the most of this chance and beat Tom Lindsay to win the CPW Ruler of the Galaxy Tournament. Dale, Dominic DeWinter, Caitlyn James and myself all got into the ring to celebrate with Steve. We all applauded and the show came to a close. So looking forward to the Xmas Bash, what surprises may come along? We can only look forward with excitement.
The results to Xtreme Tidings are on the Facebook Page, so I shall see you all at the Bash to give you a more definitive talk throughabout that event. I shall see you there.
This is Frankie Summers signing off.
Hello once again CPW Galaxy, It’s now time for the moment I have been wanting to talk about in detail since it happened. After the match between Rene Dupree and Dan Evans, we had the interval and a meet and greet with René. He got a huge amount of business and we raised quite a lot of money from it and raffle tickets for the Clotheslining Cancer appeal, where the prize was a t shirt signed by every one of us who took part in the show. Near the end of the show, Rene was called out and he made the draw for the winner and Morris’ Grandma got the winning ticket, so I give my congrats to her. I forgot to mention it before, but the final total raised as confirmed by Sheriff Eastwood.In the buckets we got £226.80 and with donations, pledges and purchases we got a grant total of £731.80. All for this fantastic campaign. I take my hat off to everyone who donated and took part.
Now I know there was an interval in between, but my match had to follow Rene Dupree. Ihad to get to the entrance early so it wouldn’t be a chore to getthere, like had I done it during interval. The nerves really hit during that wait time. It had never felt more real as right then, I’d had to use the toilet 3 time in the space of an hour before going out due to the nerves. Mr Richards gave me a short sharp pep talk and got my head back in it as Tom made his entrance. He got the crowd riled up with natural ease as he does so effortlessly, he came in, smugged his way around and got in the ring…then came the big moment. Before I got to it I must thank everyone who gave me all of the support they have in the run up, and don’t think that I wasn’t told about this. I found out that numerous people actually contacted management and had said that they thought it was crazy that I be thrown in there with Tom, beings as they know his reputation and what he’s done in the past. But that hammer was banned from ringside this time, it was manoy mano, like the ancient Greeks. One man would prevail.
Now before I start I have to point out about my gear. I got my tights from Decathalon, I liked the neon green bits, they really added to them. My boots are the standard Lonsdale boots you see most wrestlers wear on the indie scene, My tank was also from decathalon, and I got it printed up in the city. There was an issue however, it’s regarding how I look. I decided to have my gut hanging low as had I had the tank tucked in, Iwould have had the shirt riding up, which actually made it look worse than the option I went for. But for next time I promise you I will be in better shape and have my gear fit properly. On the bottom half I think I look fine though which is a plus.
Dominic DeWinter announced me as, “The man everyone loves to listen to. The voice of NextGen Wrestling. The man who pulls no punches on his blog and won’tbe pulling any tonight.
Here is…FRANKIE SUMMERS!”
Then Best of Both Worlds by Van Halen hit, which is my new entrance music I’m going to use for when I get in the ring from now on. I planned it with this song so I can hang out in the back and try and get some build up to my entrance. We managed to get the whole crowd clapping, then when the heavy riff dropped, I burst through the curtain through the smoke and was overwhelmed by the sea of people. That first few seconds felt like an awkward eternity. I’d come out to crickets and noticed a fair few people weren’t actually watching the entrance way, as if they thought I’d chickened out. But thankfully an attractive pair of ladies in the audience turned around, saw me and yelled out when they noticed, which got the whole crowd started. I personally think it took a moment for them to see me in dark attire but once that spark happened, they blew the roof off the place. I gave high fives to everyone who wanted one.
I came to an awkward stop when we got to the side with my fans who were too busyfilming to realise that I was right in front of them. So I awkwardly stood there for a second waiting for a couple of them to five me before I eventually moved on and fived the rest. Some of my friends at the back complained that I blanked them despite being inches away. The reason was the smoke was filling the room, it was a tight squeezeand I didn’t want to trip like most people did. I couldn’t see a thing apart from those who made themselves seen. I did get to everyone and managed to get my entrance in, and got some big cheers getting on the buckles. On the second occasion Tom got in my way but he did eventually step aside which was lucky. Then the music cut, it all went quiet and the action began.
So we squared off and went face to face which got the crowd really going. Then, to get me out of his face, Tom slapped me. I checked to make sure he didn’t make my mouth bleed, and then while he was having a go at the fans, I quickly rolled him up and got a close 2 count. Then I clubbed him and got him to the corner, working away with body shots. First I did a corner to corner whip, followed by a clothesline, then the same,followed by a back splash. I did a run to the other side, signalled for the corner spear and Tom kicked me to stop me in my tracks. Then he took me down with a savage forearm, followed by kicks and strikes.Then he hooked me for a suplex, which after a couple of attempts, Icountered, then went to capitalise and he cut me off with the kneeand went back to work. This time he got me in the corner, choked mewith his foot, and hit 3 running forearms. I was really dazed at thispoint so Tom threw me down and tried to pin me. I managed to kick out at 2 but he followed up and locked in a reverse chin lock. I struggled a bit before and during this. In the end I clawed my way back up to my feet, hit a few elbows, sent him off and he hit me witha clothesline. He rocked me, but for some reason that just gave me my second wind and awakened that nasty side of me I warned all of you about. I yelled at Tom to try it again. He did and the same result, I told him to try it one more time, and he threw his all into it.
This time I caught the clothesline. Tom looked on in shock as I turned his arm and leveled him with a clothesline of my own. Then I picked him up and did the same again but slower. He hit the deck again. I went for onemore, but he kicked my arm, I took to long. He tried to pull me down to position me for the pumphandle drop, but I broke out, hit the knee and smashed him with a savage DDT. I went for the pin but Tom some how kicked out, so then, with my last gas, it was all or nothing, I called for my finisher. The discus line. I wound it up, bounced off the ropes and missed. Tom shoved me into the ropes, to which I went chest first, knocking the wind out of me and making me step back. Tom got behind me, tripped me, got the roll up and grabbed my tights. Hegot the 3 count. It was over. I couldn’t kick out. I just lay there on all fours with my head in the mat in defeat. Tom gloated while Itold Dominic that Tom grabbed my tights, as backed by a lot of people in the crowd. Some were screaming for the bell to ring again so we could restart and I had another chance to give him a pasting. They said the ref’s decision is final so it didn’t happen.
I stood up and Tom offered the hand of friendship. I went to accept it and he pulled his hand away and walked off, leaving me there in the ring alone with what happened. I apologised to the crowd and said I let them down. Then Dominic requested I speak about this right here, which is exactly what I am doing. Dale then came over to me and said “HeyFrankie.” I looked over and he raised my hand to a big cheer fromthe crowd. It was very nice of Dale to do so, I didn’t deserve it, but I guess I got the moral victory to nearly beating a 2 time former CPW champion. I jumped out of the ring and clapped to the audience who all gave a final big clap before I left.
I left in defeat but I still left on my own to feet with my head held high with therespect of the fans. I have single handedly hushed the doubters thatassumed I’d get torn apart out there (I’m tougher than you think, you know) and the ones who didn’t think I’d be able to make it as a wrestler. It’s early days but it shows that my childhood dreams weren’t so silly after all. I’ve made it a reality and done everything I ever wanted to in the wrestling industry, and a few other dreams too along the way. I’m not going to stop here, I’m going to carry on and take part in Superstars Season 2 and get a sequel to this. I doubt I’ll get to face Tom again and to honest I’d sooner save that for much later on, when I’m in better shape, am much better in the ring and have more moves I can throw at him. There’s some in the Superstars I’d love to get in the ring with and hope that somewhere down the line there will be some arrangement in place that we do get to face each other and see how much we’ve all really learned.
I must once again thank everyone for everything. You made us all feel like heroes and villains. Like something from a comic book. It’s a rush I really want to feel again and it will happen again soon.
For now, on behalf of Mr Richards, Dale and Dominic. Will, Fifi and Tom. As well as John,Lucia, Kilbane, Khash, Harry, Gage, James and Rob this is
Frankie Summers signing off!
Alright CPW Galaxy!!! It finally happened, after 9 long and gruelling weeks of training and graft we finally got there. On 10thNovember 2018 CPW once against made History. The first ever batch of CPW Superstar trainees got their own show.
CPW Superstar Project Season 1- The Event. At the Henley Green Community Centre we packed the venue out to capacity with over 200 people, with one of the best gates we have ever had for any CPW show in our 5 and a half years. This show was one for the record books and one for the ages.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This project had humble beginnings, cooked up by Mr Richards and Will Starr, as a sort of experiment. Thequestion was, could we take a group of people who have not been in aring before and train them to be competent wrestlers in the space of 2 months? Well this show has certainly answered that question.
Now there is a bit of a disclaimer that has to be made here. Not all of the talents that got in the ring on the night have only trained for the space of 2 months. 5 of us on the programme have previous trainingexperience, myself included, but we all have in common that we hadnever had a match before. We started off as a group of 10, but one person had to drop out due to medical and personal reasons. However we still had a great group of 9 participants, and I think we need a role call for those who don’t know who is who, or those who didn’t catch the names of the competitors first time. As well as their reasons to compete. I’ll note the good guys first, then bad.
We may as well start with familiar ground, myself, Frankie Summers. You know me, Kind of short, kind of rotund, announces CPW Live and NextGenshows, is often dragged into song and dance numbers with FIFI and Jake Casanova, and not the kind of person you would assume would getin the ring to compete. However I will reveal that I have beentraining under Will Starr and Justin Joy since March, a month after I first came to a CPW Show. This was my ticket to get into that ring for the first time and finally face off with Tom Lindsay, who hasbeen hassling me since History. So in short, my reason to wrestle? Short sighted revenge and nothing more. I wrestle Power/Brawl Style.
Next is Khash Knight, a biking, rocking radio DJ who has been a devout CPWfan for a couple of years now, and a trainee since April accompanied by his Daughter Lara-Faith, Athena Furie’s biggest fan who really wanted to be involved with the programme. To be honest she took to it very well, even doing some of the moves and warm up routines with us. We all already see great potential in her, even at the age of just 5. However this is about Khash, and his reason to compete. In short, Leyton Simms has been insulting him in the crowd since he firststarted in CPW 2 years ago, now was the chance for Khash to stand his ground and finally get some retribution against the loose cannon hooligan that is Leyton Simms. He wrestles a quick style.
Third is John Eastwood, a cowboy law man from the States who has trained with CPW on off since June. He has been chasing the Hillbillies for the past 10 years. In particular their Leader, the Nextgen Champion, AlexConners. He chased them from Mudlick, Kentucky to the Louisiana Bayouand further, wanted under charges of cattle rustling, chicken running without a permit and most heinous, wearing work boots in church. The Hillbillies bounty was pretty high, but the statute of limitations was about to expire on them, that’s why Eastwood is here, to claim that bounty. He wrestles in an all-round style.
Next is Kilbane Michaels. A young man who joined us just for his love ofwrestling and desire to compete, despite the issues he has holdinghim down. No better reason needed than that. Kilbane is so dedicated to this that he even got specialist gear commissioned just for thisshow. He has previous fight experience before, but not in terms of wrestling. This was all new to him, and he took to it very well, and has found a very special place in the hearts of the CPW roster. His kindly demeanour was not taken favourably by the Merseyside MurderSquad:- Dan Evans and Scott Oberman, but Stevie W and George have stepped in to defend Kilbane’s honour from these cheap shot artistbullies. He wrestles a power style, but favours strikes.
Lastly from the good guys is not a guy at all. It’s Lucia. Lucia is the sporting type who has dance and athletics experience and has proven herself to be a natural in the ring. She has rightfully gained the respect of all the rest of the Superstars group, definitely including me, however it was a rocky start, with her being of slender frame and theonly girl, the bigger guys were afraid to strike or grapple with her. This got her frustrated to begin with, but she started to reallyenjoy it when we stopped holding back and we can all see just howtough she really is. Lucia joined us at Superstars in an effort toanswer the open challenge from Victoria Adams who claims to be able to take down anyone. She’s not afraid to try her hand at all styles either, she can fly, she can grapple, she can run and strike, and can take you down too. This makes Lucia an all-rounder, but she favours a more technical style.
Now onto the baddies. We will start with Harry Taylor, a young lad who has probably been on CPW’s radar the longest, being a trainee on andoff for the past 2 years. It was always his dream to become a part of the main roster and this was his chance. However Harry got frustratedand embittered on his training journey and as a result developed abit of an attitude, and after a spat with Morris, that’s when thematch came about. Harry in his anger insulted Morris and his Bikerfamily roots and if we’re honest, he was rather annoyed about it, but any excuse Morris gets to have a match, he will take. Especiallyif it means to teach some respect. However it’s not like Harry istotally new to this. He’s fast and tricky and not afraid of dirty and underhanded tactics. Harry wrestles with a speed/roughneck style.
Second is Rob Conflict, a handsome, chiselled, tough and arrogant young man whosees himself as above those in the Superstars group. He turned out tobe a bit of a natural in the ring due to his athleticism and groundbuilt ability. He proved to be strong and powerful but also light on his feet, making him the perfect all rounder candidate. However, His ego got the better of him, and he caught the attention of Jake Casanova who is of course a CPW original. Jake took the responsibility of dealing with Rob,in a way to show him the response,as Jake was once in Rob’s position. That being green and not used to this environment, but Rob was not deterred, he took Jake’schallenge and that’s how the match came about. Rob wrestles with a brawl/power style.
Next we have Gage Rage, the Butcher. He has been training with us since June. We don’t know much about him other than he is rather large, rather scary and has a beard of epic proportions. He has succeeded in making everyone else in the training step back in a we at his size and strength. Fifi tried to lighten the mood with his cheery ways andGage did not respond well. Fifi not one to back down from an opponent no matter how big they are stood his ground and said he’d teach this big man a lesson. With his pig mask, cleaver and staff with Gagewrestles with a power style.
Lastly we have James Cross, a stocky guy with a similar build to myself, however don’t let this put you off, James is extremely agile and surprisingly athletic in a way comparible to Fifi combining powermoves with running, strikes and high flying. He was hand picked to wrestle against Will Starr as Will wanted to show that he could take a person with no experience and turn them into a wrestler within 2 months and he was most impressed with James out of all who qualified as having no prior experience. James wrestles with a power/brawlstyle.
So that’s the breakdown of the competitors. In part 2 we will analyse the show,the matches and my personal experience. Sort of as a written companion to the event.
This is Frankie Summers signing off.