May 17, 2013. Gloversville, NY. 2CW returns with the official “Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame”(PWHF) show and what a fun time it was! A little background information here. Each year, the PWHF in Amsterdam,NY has their induction ceremony on Saturday night but on Friday night they have an official tie-in show. You can’t get any better than 2CW. There were 500+ fans packed into the arena and were treated to some great action. Let’s get to the results!
- CK(Sean Carr & Kage)& IB Green def. “Supercop” Dick Justice ,Pete D. Order & Eric M. Timmins. In a fine opening match, the cops get beaten by Team CK. There was nothing new here but I wasn’t expecting anything new…and I didn’t want anything new! I like the cops with their partner EMT and they always bring some fun to the night. CK are some fine wrestlers and deserved the win. Although, I thought IB Green lost a “loser leaves town” match or something like that. Well, nothing ever lasts in professional wrestling.
- Slyck Wagner Brown beat AR Fox. I’ve been waiting for 2CW to bring in AR Fox so this was a highly anticipated match in my opinion. I first saw Fox at a Pro Wrestling Syndicate show in NJ and I was very impressed. Same goes for this night as he went back and forth the very talented SWB. This was a fantastic match and a chant of “This is awesome!” was heard. These guys pulled out all sorts of moves and spots that had me holding my breath during the count! The seasoned vet gets the win! Fox tried to shake hands with SWB after the match but being the consummate bad guy, SWB didn’t go for it! I’d watch these two against each other at every show if I could!
- At this time, Bin Hamin and Milan X came out to celebrate the “funeral” of Zaquary Springate III. At the last event, ZS3 had a fireball thrown in his face. As we guessed, ZS3 ran out and tried to hit Bin Hamin with a fireball…he missed. Not by much but he missed. On a personal note, I have always liked fireballs in wrestling. Either Jerry Lawler, Eddie Gilbert, or the Original Sheik…I love them!
- “Punisher” VanSlyke & Kevin “The Man” Graham def. Planet Fitness (Cheech & “Muscle” Marcos) to retain the 2CW Tag Team Titles. To be truthful with you, I just remember complaining about an idiot photographer that spent all of his time parking his big ass directly in front of me and my friends. No, it wasn’t the usual 2CW camera guy. Anyway, from what I remember, this was a really good contest with the tag champs getting the win. I like them but I was actually surprised as they were fan favorites here! By the way, anybody wants to hire a true gem…call Cheech!! 2CW Heavyweight Champion Isys Ephex def. “Die Hard”Eddie Edwards & “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen to retain the title. This was supposed to be Isys vs. Edwards but Steen came out and said he still hasn’t gotten his rematch. He gave the ref until the count of three to make the match. The ref didn’t so Steen gave him a package piledriver! The next ref came out and he got to 2 1/2 until he signaled for the bell! Smart. What a match this was. First off, I think Eddie is great. I also think Steen is great. Isys?…he’s certainly growing on me. This was an action packed match that involved the fans actually throwing their sneakers into the ring! This, of course, led to a “Shoe C Dub! Shoe C Dub!” chant…ah we are the best fans! Great match that saw Isys leave with the belt. This certainly wasn’t how I had the rest of the evening planned in my head! I’ll get to that later.
- Electric Dream Machine (“Studly” Steve McKenzie & Loca Vida) def. Tabarnak de Team (Mathieu St. Jacques & Thomas Dubois). Finally! The 2CW debut of TdT!! I love these guys and I’m dying to see them vs. Dem Boys! Anyway, I think only six people knew who they were but who cares. They lost and they shouldn’t have. No offense to Steve and Vida of course. Bring them back!! That’s all I’m saying about this match.
- Dalton Castle beat Colin Delaney. Very good match featuring Albany’s own Dalton Castle against “Extremely Cute Wrestler” Colin Delaney. Colin has been getting better and better every time I see him. Not saying he was bad before but towards the end of his time as one half of the Olsen Twins, he was drinking beer during the match and actually getting a beer gut! He’s in really good shape now. I first saw Castle at the streaming live show from Watertown. The “Party Peacock” is a very charismatic wrestler, maybe I should say “flamboyant”! Lots of good action and a well fought win for Castle.
- Spike Dudley beat “Juggernaut” Jason Axe in a No DQ Match. WOW! This was a wild match! First off, Axe came out accompanied by Kevin Steen. So, in all fairness, Spike came out with Terry Funk!! Let me state here that I absolutely LOVE Terry Funk! This man is the best! I will go to any event that he’s at! Getting back to the action…just mayhem! At one point, Spike and Axe went through a table. I didn’t see it because that big ass camera man was in the way, but it was loud!! Steen kept running away from Funk on the outside during the match. One thing that made me crack up was when he saw 2CW‘s Jack Trades out of the corner of his eye and started to run away! He told Jack, “I thought you were Funk!” It was hysterical! Before much longer, Funk caught up with Steen and the two brawled all over the building, even outside! The match ended with when both Spike and Funk applied the spinning toe hold on their respective opponents! Simply fantastic!
Being the official PWHF show, several legends were in attendance including The Destroyer, Lanny Poffo, Dominic DeNucci, and many others that I can’t remember right now. I also noticed “Dirty” Buxx Belmar from C*4 was there too. In closing, I had a great time as always at a 2CW event and it was great seeing the legends too. I was a little confused seeing the title match so early in the night but that’s just me being old school. Check out 2CW whenever you can! Their next event is the Girls Grand Prix 2 in Binghamton,NY on Saturday, June 1, 2013. They are also returning to Watertown for The Big Event 3 on July 13, 2013 which I will be giving results for. Thanks for a great weekend 2CW!!!!