Dec. 2, 2012. Murphy’s Inn- Cornwall, ON. This was CWA‘s second show in two days but this was free with the admission being canned goods or a toy for the food bank in Cornwall. Very nice gesture from CWA but unfortunately, there weren’t a lot of people that showed up. The difference between a good show and a great show is the amount of noise from the crowd. I’ve found that most of the fans in Cornwall are clueless. I sit there hooting and hollering like the idiot I am and I have fun. These people need to lighten up and enjoy themselves for a change. Anyway, I guess I’m just sick of trying to teach these people what to do. Let’s check out the card for the day.
- Odijgo beat JK47. This was the first time that I saw Odijgo wrestle and he was very impressive. Lots of energy and seemed to get the crowd reaction. JK47 keeps getting better and better. Decent opener that included a superkick to JK47 that just about knocked him out of his boots!
- Paul Rosenburg def. Shane Sabre. First time seeing both of these guys. I had a lot of fun with both of them during this one. I had to call Rosenburg by several different names. I just had to. Goldberg, Rosenstein, you get the idea. Fine match too.
- Tomer Shalom beat Sexxxy Eddy. Tomer won by count out as Eddy wasn’t able to make the show due to injury. Tomer kept yelling for EDDY! to the point that I joined in. Easy win if you want to call it that.
- Genesis beat D-Man. This was a mismatch as Genesis is a big guy whereas D-Man is just the opposite. D-Man rode a skateboard to the ring prompting me to ask which Dynamic Dude was he supposed to be? Best reply ever…”neither, they couldn’t ride their boards!” Nice. I had to record this for him as he gave me his camera before he got in the ring. He got a bad beating…bad enough to get “Stretchered” out on his skateboard!
- Buck Gunderson vs. Claude Prest in a Hardcore Match ended in a Double Count Out. They started off actually wrestling for a while until finally they used weapons. Nothing new or notable. Thumbtacks, crutch, cookie sheets. This actually was kind of a softcore match as they weren’t really laying into each other. Prest was thrown into the thumbtacks and bloodied a bit. They found one of the shortest ladders I’ve ever seen and proceeded to both fall off of it to the floor where they were counted out. I’m thinking the ring apron was higher than the top rung of the ladder! Oh well. Next.
- The ring announcer(Alexander Black) went into the ring to announce the new GM…Alexander Black. Hey! I gave him a ride to the show!
- “The Prophet” Jeremy Barnoff cut a promo introducing “The Prophecy” which is a new stable made up of Prophet, John Greed, Genesis & Heretik.
- Main Event Time. Team Rage (D-Man, El Hijo Del Digote, Rage, and Tomer Shalom) vs. The Prophecy(Barnoff,Greed, Genesis & Heretik) in an Elimination Match. This was a decent main event which just reaffirmed to me that John Greed is a must on all future cards here. This big man has it. The other thing worth mentioning is Tomer Shalom turned on Rob Rage during the match. I wondered why he was on his team in the first place(I missed their show the night before as I went to their rival companies’). The turn didn’t really mean much as Rob Rage won the match. He gets his CWA Heavyweight Title match at the next show.Overall, it was a good effort by a skeleton crew. Not all wrestlers want to work a charity show as proved by several of them no-showing and three actually leaving because there wasn’t enough people in the crowd. What were they thinking? The Pontiac Silverdome? Actually, the one putting up the fuss was the driver so two others had to leave with him. I won’t say his name because if he’s too good to wrestle on a charity show to a small crowd, than he’s too good to be mentioned in this. The three that no-showed shall remain nameless too. Their excuse was that a bad storm was coming in. Good excuse if the storm wasn’t rain with 50 degree temperatures!! I’m not trying to be bitter, I just want a little dedication from these guys. Fun show just the same.
CWA‘s next show is January 5, 2013 at Murphy’s Inn.