NWA RPW 5-6 RESULTS & more May 7, 2012 6:07:05 GMT -5
Post by nwawildside on May 7, 2012 6:07:05 GMT -5
NWA Rampage Pro Wrestling results for May 6, 2012.
by Daniel Lee Lumm on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 5:07pm ·
Warner Robins, GA. Rampage Pro Wrestling is giving back to the fans with this special (free entry) Fan’s Appreciation show at Johnny G’s. The fans took advantage of this, with a turnout of over 100 people for the first time in a few months.
Tommy Daniels defeats Leon McMichaels via pinfall
Referee: Stan Robinson
Leon gets a bigger pop than Daniels. The crowd gets into this match fast as the two wrestle for early control of the match. The crowd seems to be conflicting with who they want to chant for, with Leon generally getting the better reaction. Daniels gets the best of the match, with roughly half the crowd clapping for him and others booing. Leon is on a losing streak since first appearing in RPW.
Ben Masters gets in the ring to promote Memorial Mayhem on May 27th. His first announcement is that ROH Champion Davey Richards will be there facing off with K.C. McKnight. He also says that, provided Adler retains the title later tonight, he will defend the T.V. Title against ROH star Tony Kozina. From here he gets the crowd riled up to start the TV Taping. He brings out AJ Steele to discuss his situation with Murder 1. Steele goes on to say he wants to get rid of and destroy Murder 1, as opposed to simply defeating him. It is then announced that Doc Gayton will be the special guest referee for their match at Memorial Mayhem.
Jimmy Rave defeats Anthony Henry via pinfall
Referee: Dustin Robinson
Henry comes out to a huge pop. Rave goes to step out of the ring to put space between him and Henry and gets an early “chicken” chant. They go to chaining holds soon after, with Henry coming out on top with a drop kick and Rave promptly decides to exit the ring for another “chicken” chant. Upon coming back in, some impressive footwork gets Henry the advantage and ultimately results in Rave, again, ending up outside of the ring. After some more moving around, Henry gets Rave in a waist lock and the crowd starts a brief “boring” chant. Henry decides to pick up the pace and lands some good blows on Rave, but a roll-up out of nowhere with a handful of tights gives Rave the win. Half the crowd cheers while the other half chants “cheater”. Henry and Rave go to blows and the Approved storm the ring to take Henry down, but the Bullets, Adler, and Kyle Matthews make the save. Kyle gets a mic and proposes a 10-man elimination tag match with Rampage (luchadore) Rules on the spot. It’s noteworthy that Jeremy Vain joins Bill Behrens on commentary at this time, and Rave decides to accept the challenge.
Hollis, Day, Posey, Bentley, Rave defeats Jon, Trey, Adler, Matthews, Henry via pinfall
Referee: Dustin Robinson
Some quick tagging starts the match leading to an early advantage for team Matthews. Loud “strawberry shortcake” chants come in as soon as Chip Day tags in. Surprisingly, the Rampage Rules aren’t utilized in the early match, with every tag being semi-traditional. The crowd stays alive in this match, with virtually no idle time between chants and shouts. The Approved take advantage and start using some of their shenanigans to isolate Henry in the ring. Team Matthews starts a stomp-clap rhythm on the apron resembling “We Will Rock You” and the crowd gets real into it, and Henry managed to get out of the ring, being the first to utilize the Rampage Rules. The Bullets manage to eliminate Posey with the wheelburrow/Legdrop combo. Trey is eliminated almost instantly after. Everyone starts pouring into the ring and it’s total anarchy. Michael Stevens and Anthony Andrews come to the ring, Marv playing distraction, and unintentionally hit Bentley with the jar while aiming for Adler, and Bentley is promptly pinned by Adler. A series of suicide dives come in and Hot Like Lava runs out to try and take out Jon Williams. Trey and Jon fight Lava to the back (Jon is not counted out as Kyle Matthews comes into the ring). Things calm down a bit and it starts to look like a tag match again. The remaining Approved members isolate Kyle in the ring for some more heat. Adler gets the hot tag and starts cleaning house and, with some unintentional assistance from Corey Hollis, manages to have Chip Day eliminated by getting Henry in and locking in the cloverleaf. Adler gets eliminated by Rave after he and Hollis manage to double team. The remaining competitors are Rave and Hollis vs Henry, Matthews, and Jon Davis (who is backstage fighting Hot Like Lava). From here Kyle is isolated by Rave and Hollis until Kyle delives a kick to Rave that results in him hot tagging Henry in against Hollis. Hollis comes out on top of this one with a devastating backflip-backbreaker, leaving Matthews alone in this match (since it doesn’t look like Jon’s coming back). With Matthews at their mercy, Rave starts barking orders at Hollis. When Hollis hesitates and is slapped by Rave, Kyle capitalizes by getting Rave pushed outside and pinning Hollis. After exchanging some blows, Kyle gets in the Hidaka Lock. Vain comes down from commentary to support Rave as he gets out of the hold and capitalizes. Right as Kyle has the match won, Jeremy Vain pulls referee Dustin Robinson out of the ring to prevent the pinfall from being counted. Rave grabs the Heavyweight Title and knocks Kyle out during the distraction and picks up the win. They pulled some out of sight, out of mind on this one by never having Jon Davis come back out or even have the ref make a 10-count for him. The crowd was very vocal post-match, some cheering while others chanted “cheater”. The match was unbelievable and could have main-evented a big event.
Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shaun Banks) defeats BFF (“Marvelous” Michael Stevens & “Adorable” Anthony Andrews) via pinfall
Referee: Stan Robinson
We start hour 2 with a heel vs heel tag match. In these cases, Hot Like Lava typically gets the face reaction from the crowd and they don’t hesitate to start playing to them. BFF is probably one of the most comical tag teams in RPW’s history, and they do a great job at getting the crowd laughing. Marv and Andrews get in some cheap shots in to gain and hold the advantage, isolating Banks in the ring with Cru on the apron yelling insults at both the BFF and the ref. When all hell breaks loose in the ring, the ref gets taken out unintentionally. BFF brings in chairs and they manage to have them in Lava’s hands when the ref wakes up. As soon as the ref catches them, Cru suggests bringing in the ringside nurse to give CPR to see is they were actually unconscious. Upon seeing the elderly woman, they freaked out and dashed from the ring, at which time referee Stan Robinson decided to continue the match. Marv pleaded to have Lava DQ’d for bringing in “outside help”. Stan is, again, taken out during this match and Lava repeats what BFF did, this time having them caught with the chairs. “Yes” chants abruptly came from the crowd. Marv proposes that he and Andrews give CPR to Lava, and when they go to do mouth-to-mouth, Cru and Shaun spring up and pins both of them for the win. After the match, the Bullets rush into the ring and attack lava with the crowd’s approval. It is then announced that the Washington Bullets will take on Hot Like Lava at Memorial Mayhem.
Ben Masters goes on to make more announcements after the Bullets celebrate. He discusses an interview he conducted between Kyle Matthews and Jimmy Rave that officially names Rave vs Matthews for the Heavyweight Title at Memorial Mayhem. He also says that there will be a 4-Way match between Chip Day, Patrick Bentley, Mike Posey, and Corey Hollis, with the loser no longer being Jimmy Rave Approved.
Cash Vault (Rob Adonis & The Judge)(w/ Manager Charlie Cash) defeats Frankie Valentine & Billy Knight via pinfall
Referee: Stan Robinson
The crowd is noticeably quieter during this match, but in all fairness it is following both an amazing 10-man and a highly comical tag match. Frankie and Billy pull some interesting tag team shenanigans early on, but Adonis and Judge, with their size and strength to boast, take advantage quickly. Valentine is isolated away from Knight as the two powerhouses go to work. Knight gets the hot tag and fights off Adonis and Judge, then he and Valentine start working together with all 4 in the ring at once. Once order is restored, Cash Vault again gets the advantage and isolated Knight. Charlie Cash got more of a reaction from the crowd than anyone thus far, despite never actually getting involved. Frankie finally makes a desperate plea for the crowd to get more excited to motivate his partner to hit feet, and still gets a mediocre clap from maybe a quarter of the crowd. Knight and Valentine gain advantage briefly, but a spinbuster from Adonis put Knight down for the count. The post-match celebration from Cash Vault involved attack Knight but is interrupted by Valentine, who gets a kick on Cash. It is then announced that J-Rod and Frankie Valentine will team up against Cash Vault, with Billy Knight acting as an equalizer for Charlie Cash.
NWA RPW Television Title Match
Drew Adler (C) defeats “Untouchable” Jeremy Vain via pinfall
Referee: Dustin Robinson
The match starts slow with the two focusing more on holds. Vain did as much as he could to keep Adler at a stand-still. A nice change of pace came when the two started a bit of a skirmish to get the upper hand ending with Vain delivering a well-placed super kick, but they slow back down with holds and such afterwards. The crowd starts heating up when Adler gets to fighting back. When Vain goes for the DDT, Adler saves himself be holding the rope, then gets a surprise pin over Vain to retain the title. A “you got beat” chant start as Vain looked at Adler in astonishment. It is then announced that since Vain didn’t beat Adler, he won’t be at Memorial Mayhem.