SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER - ARBROATH COMMUNITY CENTRE
Arbroath was the destination for the WrestleZone grapplers this past Saturday night as we head down the final stretch of 2017! It has been an eventful few weeks with new champions crowned and rivalries entrenched, and an enthusiastic crowd were on hand at the Community Centre to witness the action.
Three championship matches were in store for our loyal Angus fans and our web team were in the crowd for the action and pick-up the top three talking points from our penultimate event of the year.
1 – Tag Titles move in focus
The fate of the Tag Team titles was first up as the Sterling Brothers looked to stave off the challenge of Chris Archer and Bryan Tucker in doubles action. Former title holder Archer, of the Rejected, had recruited former four-time champion Tucker to aide his quest to dethrone William and Alan and from the opening bell, the duo performed well mixing in their different experiences of tag team wrestling to control Alan Sterling.
However, the match took an ugly spill when Tucker took a bad knock on his knee, and William and Alan needed no second invitation to go to work on their big rival. From there, the tag team champions put on a clinic in isolated Tucker from Archer and going to work on his bad wheel.
But the fiery Tucker was able to make the tag in a desperate leap, and it was the “Outcast” who burst in to put his team in the ascendancy. The high-flying actions of Archer had William and Alan on the ropes – enough that Richard R. Russell had to act in pulling the referee out of the ring as Archer looked poised for victory!
This of course caused the disqualification, but the Sterling Brothers were not finished, looking to finally kill off the challenge of The Rejected by taking out Archer! They hit the Oil Crash but coming to his rescue was the returning Mikkey Vago! Having not been seen since suffering a concussion at the hands of William and Alan at Battle of the Nations, Vago returned with a steel chair in hand!
William and Alan bailed before Vago laid down a challenge for the champions; put the tag titles on the line at Christmas Chaos in our annual Xmas Brawl! It looks like Richard R. Russell will have no choice but to accept – and with the Rejected back on form, can they regain the doubles gold on December 2nd?
2 – Zach attacks as champion!
NEW Tri-Counties Champion Zach Dynamite made his first title defence in Arbroath this past Saturday night – taking on Jason Reed in singles action. Having dethroned Aspen Faith earlier in the month, “Fully Loaded” looked amped as he made his way to the ring with the championship in tow!
However, his bout against the “Cheeky” Fifer was a tough affair with the young challenger putting in a great challenge before eventually being caught in the Anaconda Vice leaving him no option but to submit.
Dynamite looked great here and must be enjoying his time on top of the Tri-Counties division. However, further tests lie in wait for ZD and he will learn quickly that this division is one where every title challenge must be treated with the upmost respect.
Meanwhile, Zach’s running mate Bradley Evans returned to action after a short layoff and was also victorious in putting the Super Executioner to sleep courtesy of the Full Nelson. Evans will be happy to get back to winning ways and must be looking to follow Dynamite’s lead in living up to his potential.
3 – Damien has a target on his back
Meanwhile, Undisputed Champion Damien faced his biggest challenge to date as former title-holder Andy Wild was the challenger for the top prize. The size difference here made for a very intriguing match with the “Revolutionary” forced to hit-and-run against the powerful Wildman.
After 20 minutes of hard-hitting action, Damien was able to avoid the Wild Driver and instead hit the Codebreaker for the victory that reinforces his role as the man to beat.
However, while Damien was able to overcome the talented Wild here, his future appears to be much more catastrophic as Crusher Craib is gunning for the Undisputed Championship. The “Creator of Carnage” once again defeated a spirited Johnny Lions and has signalled his intention to cash-in a rematch for the title he lost at Aberdeen Anarchy 2016.
Damien might have enjoyed his first two title defences but there is no rest on top as the title-holder gets set to defend against Sterling Oil’s beast – an altogether different proposition that offers a chilling end to 2017!
So, thanks once again to everyone who was able to join us in Arbroath – all eyes now look forward to our final event of 2017 on Saturday 2nd December where there will be Christmas Chaos at the Danestone Community Centre in Aberdeen.
Shawn Johnson def. Mr. P
Crusher Craib def. Johnny Lions
Tag Titles: Bryan Tucker & Chris Archer def. Sterling Brothers by disqualification
Tri-Counties: Zach Dynamite def. Jason Reed to retain
Bradley Evans def. Super Executioner
Undisputed Title: Damien def. Andy Wild to retain