C*4 Presents Rise Above. Knights Of Columbus Hall, Ottawa, Ontario. 1/19/13. This was C*4‘s first show of 2013 and as usual, they delivered! I can’t believe I haven’t gone to more of their events! Needless to say, I’ll be going to as many as I can now. It’s about an hour and a half drive for me but well worth it. Let’s get to the results.
- Dark Match #1: Leon St. Giovanni def. Jeff Fury & Preston Myles. Fans that purchase the VIP tickets get a dark match. My first time seeing Giovanni. Very familiar with the other two. Decent fast paced match that set the tone for the evening.
- Dark Match #2: John Greed beat Jaka. VIP ticket holders were treated to a second match! This was Jaka’s first appearance here that I know of. I thought they said his name was Jackoff and apparently so did Greed as he did a hand gesture or two! This was a very hard hitting match as both guys are all there. I keep saying it but…I like John Greed. I also wouldn’t mind seeing Jaka again as well. After this there is a 20 minute break as the General Admission people are let in.
- Tag Team Title Match: Tabarnac de Team(Mathieu St. Jacques & Thomas Dubois) def. The Afterparty(Cecil Nyx & “Charming” Chaz Lovely). I really like both teams. Messieurs Dubois and St. Jacques (TdT) are a smash-mouth kind of team and I would love to see them against Dem Boys sometime. With The Afterparty, you never know what you’re going to get. Cecil Nyx kissed me on my forehead on the way to the ring! What a character! These teams went all out and beat up each other in this very physical bout just as I knew they would. The roughnecks get the win and retain the C*4 Tag team Trophy (ugh).
- World Inter-Gender Championship: This was supposed to be between Champion Twiggy and Vanessa Kraven. Twiggy had a restraining order against Kraven but decided to wave it for this last match between the two. If Kraven won, Twiggy would rip up the order for good. Twiggy came out to a bunch of streamers and had a huge pile around him as he introduced Vanessa Kraven? Actually, it was Giant Tiger wearing Kraven’s tights. Trust me, they fit Vanessa much better! Twiggy and Tiger had a fake match that had everybody rolling! Twiggy got the pin. Such a fun time! Of course, Vanessa Kraven ended up being there and she came out only to face Giant Tiger. She brought it to him and ended up with the win. Good stuff.
- Sebastian Suave def. Chris Dickinson. This was the debut of Dickinson in C*4. He usually competes for Beyond Wrestling and Inter Species Wrestling. Suave has been around a long time and always impresses me. This would have been a favorite match of mine but I was too busy laughing at the, uh, erection jokes. Put it this way, it seemed Dickinson was glad to be there. Enough about that. I enjoyed this technical yet hard-hitting contest. I talked to both afterward and I told Chris I’d see him in Philly for National Pro Wrestling Day! But that’s another story entirely.
- Brent Banks, Jae Rukin & Alex Vega beat 3.0(Shane Matthews & Scott “Jagged” Parker) & “Superstar” Shayne Hawke. All of these guys can get it done in the ring. What a fast contest this was! I was surprised I didn’t have any wrestlers land on me as they were all over the place. Another reason I’m glad I attend C*4!!
- “Hacker” Scotty O’Shea beat “Speedball” Mike Bailey. The feud between these two has been going on for quite a while so I knew this would be an exciting match and they didn’t disappoint. I can’t believe how good these guys are. Bailey has pulled off some moves that I’ve never seen before! Such a great outing that ended with Hacker hitting Bailey in the face with a computer keyboard. As a result of the win, O’Shea doesn’t have to accept any future challenge from Bailey unless he feels like it. Great match!
- Super Smash Brothers def. Ethan Page & Michael Von Payton. This was originally supposed to be a confrontation on the microphone between Player Uno & Stu Grayson(Dos). They were in the ring arguing when Ethan Page came out and said they were wasting his time. Page then called out his would be opponent MVP and they took on the “former” SSB. This was a very violent yet technical match that had the SSB beating on each other just as much as their opponents! SSB gets the win in another great match. After the match, TdT and Suave came out and fought with SSB. My first time seeing Ethan Page but I was impressed and I look forward to seeing him again during National Pro Wrestling Day. By the way, I prefer SSB as a team and not singles competitors.
- “Dirty” Buxx Belmar beat Franky The Mobster. This was a good time. I like both of these guys in and out of the ring. During this bout you could tell they were having fun as they had a “test of strength” in which they started by spitting in their own hands. This led to them really digging deep for some of the nasty stuff which they took turns spitting in each others faces. Ugh. Franky stuffed his hands down the front of his own pants and Buxx stuffed his down the back of his and then proceeded to wipe them in Franky’s face! Oh man, that’s about as gross as it gets. These were just some of the shenanigans that happened during this. I loved it!
- Main Event: “Ronin” Josh Alexander def. Checkmate(Christopher Bishop & Lionel Knight). This was a three way dance and it was just fantastic. These guys are damn good. This match was the proverbial barn burner! I had a feeling that Ronin would come out the victor but it could have gone to any of the three. There was a spot where Ronin put Bishop through two chairs that I got a little nervous about but, after a small mishap on the ropes, they pulled it off. Somehow a chair got thrown against the ropes and it stuck there. That couldn’t be done again if they tried. Once again, a great contest and the winner and still C*4 Heavyweight Champion Josh Alexander!
Once again, C*4 pulls off a great event with fantastic talent. I will continue to support them as long as possible. Looking forward to their next show. C*4 presents Level Up 2013 on March 9th.