SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER - STEWARTS HALL, HUNTLY
Two championships were on the line this past Saturday as WrestleZone made a triumphant return to the Stewart’s Hall in Huntly for some amped family-friendly action.
The bone-crunching action was in full flow during a tense night of competition, the grapplers all with their eyes on seeing out 2017 in winning style.
Our website team were there to soak in the incredible action and here they are with the three top talking points.
1: Zach Dynamite hits career high
Ever since getting his fingertips on the Tri-Counties Championship, but ultimately failing to win the prize at Aberdeen Anarchy, Zach Dynamite has been on a mission. This past Saturday night, the talented grappler would finally get a chance to avenge the grappler who beat him to the gold, Aspen Faith, as the duo met for the gold!
Taking the main event stage, these two had a classic singles content in which both grapplers brought their best! The “King of Catch” may have underestimated Dynamite here as the superior speed and agility of “Fully Loaded” looked live coming up trumps. For those of you on Facebook, this match is available to view for free now - just visit https://www.facebook.com/wrestlezonescotland/videos/1749913575050954/
Without his “Queen” by his side, Faith struggled to contain Dynamite but several times he had him set for the Tombstone Piledriver, only for Zach to wriggle free! However referee Mikey Innes took an unfortunate elbow moments before Faith finally scored with the Tombstone. The referee took some time to recover, but somehow Zach was able to kick-out. Flustered, Faith began to make a few mistakes that allowed the spirited Dynamite back into the contest.
With the finger crunching climax to the ladder match in mind, Dynamite took his chance when it abounded and scored with the running knee strike that knocked Faith down and out! A new Tri-Counties Champion was crowned in deepest Aberdeenshire and this was greeted with a huge roar.
Dynamite has long been a firm fan favourite, but he has never quite unlocked his full potential. Now with his first piece of championship success in the bag, ZD is poised to reach his lofty ambitions.
As for Aspen Faith, you can put this night down to a bad one at the office. For the past five months, he has knocked down all challengers who have lined-up for the gold, but in Huntly he found Dynamite just too hot to handle.
Make no doubt about it, the “King of Catch” will be back but for now let’s appreciate hard work, grit and determination paying off and the crowning of our second-ever Tri-Counties Champion in young Zach Dynamite – congratulations!
2: Crusher Craib faces stiffest test yet!
Since returning at Aberdeen Anarchy, the “Creator of Carnage” Crusher Craib has been on a tear through WrestleZone. Dominating wins over Scotty Swift, Bryan Tucker and Bradley Evans have unleashed this beast that lay dormant for over a year.
But in Huntly, it was the rematch of our very first Beach Ballroom main event that drew the attention as “Tenacious” Johnny Lions looked to chop down the giant!
Using all his experience, Lions made a great fist of it here in frustrating Crusher Craib, forcing the Sterling Oil grappler to make mistakes and even taking him off his feet for the first time in years!
Lions was in the form of his life and looked set to make an assault for an unlikely victory when fate intervened. As he went to springboard in the ring, Lions foot slipped on the rope and this moment allowed Crusher Craib in!
One Big Boot was all it took for Lions to be defeated and Crusher Craib to reign tall! However, the Sterling Oil grappler knows he has many wounds to lick after Lions put in one hell of a fight; respect to the “Tenacious One” for that.
3: A real wrestling crowd
Cold November nights seem to bring the best out of the WrestleZone fans and we want to thank you again for your great support throughout the years.
The Stewart’s Hall was bouncing on Saturday night for an event that had many twists and turns. In the opening contest, old rivals Bryan Tucker and William Sterling matched-up and there was a controversial end as Richard R. Russell’s quick-thinking saved his charge from defeat.
There was also the battle of fan favourites as Mr. P defeated Chris Archer – a rare handshake following proceedings there. Blue Thunder also put the Super Executioner to sleep in the battle of the masked men.
However, it was the reaction to Damien’s maiden victory as Undisputed Champion that is still revebarting around the Strathbogie town now. “The Revolutionary” has developed a cult following and in Huntly, he was as relaxed as we have ever seen him.
Challenger Nathan North can learn a lot from his defeat here but there were moments where he had the upper hand.
But the fan support for all the matches really helped create a great atmosphere, and so we thought it was fitting to mention it in this report.
With the sands of time running out on 2017, we look forward to our penultimate event of the year in Arbroath where the grapplers will hope to recreate some of the Huntly magic on the streets of Angus.
We hope to see you at ringside!
Saturday 11th November - Stewart's Hall, Huntly
William Sterling def. Bryan Tucker
Mr. P def. Chris Archer
Crusher Craib def. Johnny Lions
Undisputed Title: Damien def. Nathan North
Blue Thunder def. Super Executioner
Tri-Counties Title: Zach Dynamite def. Aspen Faith to win the championship