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LIVE REPORT - HOUR ONE
by Adam Drew, Courtesy Shootfireworld.com
The main show kicked off with a BANG as Scott Starring and James O'Connor were brawling in the backstage area. O'Connor ended up being driven into the floor with a legsweep DDT that Starring called the "Star Killer" as Matt Payne stepped on to the scene. What does this mean for O'Connors chances inside the Deathwish Cage?
Toxic Shock quickly located Starring to get some comments and a possible explanation. Starring spelled it out that he was not happy with how O'Connor was given the speedy rise in the company without earning it not to mention how he was looked over for so long, culminating with him not being involved in the Deathwish Cage match. Starring then walked off, leaving Toxic Shock behind.
The announce team noted that Barry Baldwin went with O'Connor to the hospital with the promise that both he and JOC would be back in time for the cage match. From there, the went down to ringside for the first match of the PPV -- Red Dragon versus El Rey Futuro.
Dragon and Futuro started off very fast as the luchador went for a headlock, countered with a drop toe hold by Dragon and countered again by Futuro with a diving front roll. And it went straight to the outside as Dragon tried for a flying plancha on to Futuro who ducked out of the way. Fans, as you can see, this match was nonstop back and forth from the opening bell and it went all over the place, including into the crowd. Futuro had a VERY near fall in the middle of the match after a tilt a whirl powerbomb but Red Dragon was able to kick out at two and three quarters. El Rey continued the onslaught of offense until Red Dragon caught him with a Tornado DDT. Late in the match, Dragon had El Rey Futuro in a submission hold and Futuro found the strength to get to the ropes and break the hold. At that moment, Marissa Monet rushed down to the ring and Eddie Christian jumped the guardrail with a tire iron in hand. Both slid inside and Christian nailed Red Dragon in the back of the leg with the tire iron, forcing the referee to disqualify El Rey and give the match to Red Dragon. Monet continued to go after Dragon after the match, slapping on a heel hook to which Red Dragon immediately tapped out. Does this even things up between the two teams going into the cage match? We'll wait and see.
El Rey was definitely not happy with the actions of Eddie Christian and Marissa Monet as the referee called for security to come down and escort them away but Eddie Christian just nailed one of them with the weapon and another with a big superkick to the chin. He continued to take down members of the security force as Monet kept applying the submission hold. Eventually The entire Invaders crew (JPC, Wild Bill Ian, JDM Superstar, Nathan Taylor, and Orchid) came out to go at it with Christian and Monet who quickly slid out of the ring for safety, knowing the damage had been done to Red Dragon.
Jean Pierre Celine got on the microphone and just spewed alot of Frenchiness about how funny it was to see Team SPW finally get on the same page yet the fed as a whole doesn't feel the same way as them. He then moved on to talk about Andrew Davis and how he doesnt really care for the Invaders. Celine claimed Davis was just using the Invaders to "soften up" Sammy Knight for the World title match following the Deathwish Cage so he decided to cut tie with Davis and make him wrestle Knight BEFORE the Cage match instead.
The 8 belt tag team title ladder match was the second on the card as The Deadbeats, The O'Malley Brothers, Team EGO, and The Black Mass would do battle to finally settle the dispute over who is the rightful World Tag Team champions in SPW. The rules were simple...
- If both of a team's belts are pulled down, they are out of the match.
- One member of each team in the ring at a time.
- Strict tag rules apply.
Owen Cage, Anthony O'Malley, Spooky Doom, and Kasady started things off for their respective teams as O'Malley went after Cage while Doom tangled with Kasady. Stereo Irish whips sent their opponents into the ropes and O'Malley dropkicked Cage while Doom hit a huracanrana on Kasady. O'Malley and Doom continued to work as a team as they went after Cage first and then Kasady. The referee quickly lost control as Shane Diamond rushed in followed by Colt Montana, Steve Liermann, and Marcus O'Malley. With chaos in the ring, it didn't take long for four men to be sent outside and the remaining four to take a high risk leap to dive out there and crash on to one of their opponents. Now it's very hard to recap all of the action so allow me to move ahead to later in the match as Shane Diamond had the ladder in the ring. Miss Jasmine tried to take down Kasady but he ducked under her clothesline and brought the ladder (but not Shane Diamond) crashing to the mat as Diamond held on to one of the Mexican tag titles.
Diamond unhooked the title and let it fall to the mat, meaning if the other one is unhooked, The Deadbeats would be out of the match. He then got one of the O'Malleys belts to fall followed by the second one, eliminating The O'Malley Brothers from the match. Steve Liermann ripped Shane Diamond down to the mat and Kasady nailed Shane with a kick to the face for his troubles. The Deadbeats springboarded off the ropes as The Black Mass elevated Diamond with a suplex to hit a Double Team Elevated Spike Piledriver. And from there, The Deadbeats brawled with The Black Mass as Doom powerslammed Kasady into the downed ladder. Owen Cage hit a CKutta on Colt Montana and then dropkicked Doom into the ladder face-first.
The next belt to be pulled down was one half of the original belts meaning Team EGO was close to being eliminated. All this while Owen Cage was pinned underneath the ladder that Spooky Doom was standing on. Doom then threw down one of the Black Mass represented belts evening the playing field as now all three teams were one step away from being out of the match. The Black Mass quickly went after Doom on the ladder but Kasady was kicked away. Steve Liermann on the other hand smacked Doom in the back with the fallen tag title belt and then climbed up to rehang the belt on the hook. In a strange twist of fate, Kasady climbed the ladder and took the belt, nailing Steve Liermann in the face with it. He ripped off the other Black Mass belt and hit Steve with that one as well, eliminating them from the match.
It was now down to The Deadbeats and Team EGO as Kasady left ringside through the crowd. The Deadbeats sent both Cage and Diamond straight into the ladder which was setup in the corner; Diamond slid down and Cage leaped off to hit a moonsault on Colt Montana and Spooky Doom. Montana continued to fight against Cage but was taken down to the ringside floor by Shane Diamond with a sunset flip powerbomb off the ring apron. Doom tried for the Death Valley Driver but Cage had it scouted and countered with a Tornado DDT. He then went for the Cagelock and went for an overhead suplex but Doom landed on his feet and took Cage down with the Cryptonite Crunch. Spooky Doom climbed the ladder and was going for the other half of Team EGO's belts when Shane Diamond climbed up right alongside him. The two duked it out on top of the ladder until Doom went for a suplex; Cage pushed over the ladder knocking Doom down but Shane Diamond held on to the hook in the air. He pulled down the other half of the Deadbeat's belts, making them the two-time SPW World Tag Team champions.
Kieran Rae then came out to the ring for the next segment as she was set to announce the recipients of Legends Contracts, those who would act as goodwill ambassadors on behalf of SPW. One by one they came out as their names were called...
Top Dog Rick Styles
VILE.... VINCE.... VIPER! HOLY SMOKES!
The announce team spoke about the five legends before noting that the World Title match will indeed occur before the Deathwish Cage, hopefully giving Barry Baldwin and James O'Connor enough time for O'Connor to get medically cleared and return back to the arena. Also, no word was given on whether Red Dragon would be able to compete.
From there, AsH came back out to the ringside area to talk to the fans about how great it was to be back in SPW on the PPV that HE created. His speech would be cut short though by Darkside Clyde. The two exchanged words and AsH waved for an official to come down to the ring as we had ourselves an impromptu bonus match. On top of that, Chance Fortuna joined the announce team to do commentary. The match started off with Clyde going for a few shots to which AsH ducked but not for long as he was able to land an uppercut followed by a shoot kick. Things turned into a street fight as both men went after each other with blow after blow. It stayed pretty even between the two of them until Rick Styles strolled down to ringside. AsH had Darkside Clyde Dixon down and out after a Hangman's Neckbreaker and was going for a top rope maneuver when Styles distracted him. AsH leaped off anyways and went for a Missile dropkick to which Darkside Clyde caught and used the momentum to pancake AsH. Dixon went for the Midnight Special and a three count later, AsH had lost the match.
Hour 2 coming up next...
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