Deuces Wild

deuceswild

Hellertown, PA – 4.19.2008

Commentary is provided by Mike Quackenbush, Tim Donst, Louden Noxious, Bryce Remsburg, UltraMantis Black, Leonard F. Chikarason, Jimmy Olsen, Mitch Ryder, and Shayne Hawke.

Amasis says they get a chance to build the pyramid of three points tonight against the Colony. They already have two points, and Ophidian reminds us that they beat Pantera & Lince Dorado as well as Los Ice Creams to win. Amasis says The Colony can use their portal to bring back the Persian army, because that’s how much help they’ll need.

Fire Ant {C} & Soldier Ant {C} vs. Amasis {OP} & Ophidian {OP}

Soldier Ant backs Ophidian to the corner and salutes. Ophidian twists on his ankle, but Soldier Ant reverses it into a double leg lock. Soldier Ant rolls out of a wristlock and salutes. He takes Ophidian down in a side headlock. Ophidian gets the ropes. Amasis and Fire Ant tag in. Fire Ant armdrags Amasis out of a courting hold. He sends Amasis to the floor with a second rope armdrag. He gets on the microphone and challenges The Colony to a dance contest. The Portal attack The Colony from behind when it’s their turn to dance. The Colony however turn things around and send The Portal back out to the floor with stereo armdrags. The Portal hypnotize the Colony. Ophidian dropkicks them both down. It’s decided Soldier Ant will be the ant worn down in the Portal’s corner. Soldier Ant manages to backdrop Amasis and roll his way out of Ophidian’s waistlock. He hits the floor, bringing in Fire Ant who takes out both Portal members with forearms. He misses a double crossbody, but Soldier Ant is able to hit a slingshot crossbody for two. The Colony give Ophidian the Ants Marching neckbreaker. He rolls out of the ring, bringing in Amasis with a top rope double shoulder tackle. He drops Fire Ant across his knee. Ophidian gives him double knees and Amasis drops a split-legged legdrop. Fire Ant rolls out. Soldier Ant tries a monkey flip. Amasis palm strikes him as he places him on the top rope. He takes the Pyramid Suplex for two. Fire Ant interrupts the Osirian Sacrament. He dropkicks Ophidian in a reverse tree of woe. He then Frankensteiner’s Amasis off the top rope. Soldier Ant follows with a saluting headbutt. Amasis kicks out! Ophidian avoids a super fireman’s carry. Fire Ant however gives him an antzuigiri into a German suplex from Soldier Ant. Amasis leg lariats Soldier Ant to the floor. Fire Ant hits him with a hard clothesline. He goes to dive after him on the floor. Ophidian stops him. Soldier Ant suicide dives through Fire Ant’s legs onto Amasis. Fire Ant prawn holds Ophidian, but Ophidian reverses it into the Death Grip! Vin Gerard prevents Soldier Ant from breaking up the submission. Fire Ant passes out at 15:15 giving The Portal three points. These two teams would have more important matches in 2009, but you could see the chemistry between them here. The action was really fluid and exciting and you felt either team could take it. Really fun stuff. ***¼

Ice Cream Jr. {IC} vs. Robbie Ellis {FT}

Jr. attacks Ellis as he’s taking off his jacket. He gets two with a backbreaker. Ellis avoids a dropkick. He snapmares Jr. into a skullf*ck. He sends Jr. to the corner with a headscissors. Ellis is caught with a boot and a butt butt as he tries to capitalize. Jr. mocks Ellis after giving him a side slam. He suplexes Ellis and goes to the top rope. He misses a back senton. Ellis throws a series of punches before dropping Jr. with a reverse DDT. Ellis goes for ten punches in the corner. Jr. counters with a powerbomb which surprisingly Ellis is able to kick out of. Jr. misses a back splash. He tries another powerbomb. Ellis counters with a Frankensteiner. The Shiranui gets Ellis the win at 4:37. Watching Ellis is always impressive. Him and Jr. had a fun five minute bout. *

Vin Gerard is out by a bus stop. He says the only way The Colony can get the best of him is three on one. Worker Ant challenged him one-on-one tonight, but Gerard says he already made him tap in January. He wants to know what makes Worker Ant think he’s any better now than he was three months ago. Gerard says since then he’s been in companies that wouldn’t give him the light of day as Equinox and beat three guys at King of Trios. However, he’s been replaying the moment when the Colony dumped him in a trashcan over and over since it happened. He proclaims that the three-on-one attacks stop tonight.

Worker Ant {C} vs. Vin Gerard

Gerard re-iterates his points from his promo to Worker Ant. He tells Worker Ant to get his partners out here for a fight, because he refuses to fight Worker Ant one-on-one. Fire and Soldier Ant make their way out to the ring. Vin takes a pounding from Worker Ant. Soldier and Fire Ant jump in. Bull Pain of all people runs out and hits all the ants with a baseball bat! He targets Worker Ant’s knee with the bat. Vin tells Worker Ant that he wasn’t lying on his blog; he brought the pain as promised. Pain hits Fire Ant in the stomach with the bat for good measure. Bull Pain let’s a swear word slip as he as Vin leave through the back. The Colony is tended to by staff and students.

Player Uno {SSB} & Create-A-Wrestler vs. Icarus {F} & Chuck Taylor {F}

Wrestler ties up Icarus’ legs on the mat. Icarus forearms Wrestler to the corner. Wrestler misses a corner attack the first time. The second time he trips Icarus and slingshots into an Oklahoma Roll for two. Uno takes down Taylor with some Lucha oriented offense. Taylor stops a punch by pausing him. Wrestler unpauses him while Taylor is distracted. Uno punches Taylor. He armdrags both members of F.I.S.T. Wrestler and Uno double elbow Taylor into a double elbow drop. Icarus attacks Wrestler to stop him from monkey flipping Taylor. Taylor chokes Wrestler on the mat, leading to him and Icarus ganging up on him. Wrestler manages to catch Icarus with a big spinebuster giving him room to tag in Uno. He sends Icarus to the floor with a leg lariat and gives Taylor the River City Ransom. Icarus goes for the Shiranui. Instead Uno gives him the Level 17 Wizard and Wrestler a running elbow. Uno and Wrestler hit a Blanka Roll/slingshot dropkick combo. Taylor breaks the cover. He dropkicks Uno to the floor. Wrestler cuts off his his dive. Icarus enzuigiri’s Wrestler into Taylor’s Sole Food. Uno makes the save. He German suplexes Taylor for two. Icarus comes off the second rope with a headscissors. Uno eats F.I.S.T. Kicks. Wrestler falls victim to Shooty McGee for the pin at 9:58. Wrestler and Uno worked a lot better as a team than I remembered, though Wrestler still was not as good a she would eventually be. Icarus and Taylor are a more fun duo and fit as opponents for the video game guys more than Akuma would. This was actually a pleasant surprise; better than I anticipated. **½

Lince Dorado says 2008 is his year. He knows Helios is a great Young Lions Cup champion, but he’s using the momentum he gained from winning King of Trios to leave Hellertown with the Cup tonight.

Young Lions Cup
Helios (Champion) vs. Lince Dorado

A fast pace exchange leads us to a stalemate. Helios monkey flips Dorado to the floor and dives right after him. In the ring he gets two with a dropkick and again with a jackknife pin. He Tiger Walks up Dorado and hits a cannonball senton. Dorado kicks Helios to the floor. He wipes him out with a suicide dive. He snapmares Helios into a back dropkick. Dorado lands an enzuigiri in the corner for two. He also gets two with a back senton and a brainbuster. Helios avoids a lynxsault. He hits a back handspring moonsault and an enzuigiri. He follows up with the Burning Screwdriver. Dorado headscissors Helios into a roll-up. He lands a low spin kick for two. Helios reverses a whip and delivers a tiger feint kick. The Sky is Falling only gets a two count. Dorado palm strikes him on the top rope. He brings him down with a super X-Factor. He only gets two with a Tiger Driver. Helios manuevers around so he can pull off a German suplex. He spikes Dorado on his head with a flipping square driver for the pin at 8:37. The match ending suddenly was strange but fitting considering how crazy it looked. The action was fun but somewhat inconsistent and lacked an overall flow. It was clear too that the people weren’t as into Dorado as the company would have hoped. **¾

Jimmy Olsen vs. Gran Akuma {F}

Olsen controls Akuma in a side headlock. Akuma effortlessly pops out. He wins a shoulder block challenge. Olsen takes him down with a quesadora. He lands on his feet when Akuma goes for a monkey flip. Olsen rolls away to avoid Akuma’s Cheetah Swipe. He rolls Akuma up into a hip toss and a trifecta of armdrags. Akuma blocks his wheelbarrow attempt with a t-bone suplex. He applies some submissions to stretch out Olsen’s neck, then puts on an Octopus Stretch. He transitions into a modified Anaconda Vise. Olsen makes it to the ropes. Akuma flubs (intentionally?) a springboard splash. He recovers with a DDT. Olsen shoves Akuma to the corner. Akuma catches him coming in with an elbow. Olsen throws him across the ring to avoid a tornado DDT. He throws some strikes and delivers a back drop. He throws Akuma face first into the turnbuckle and nails a top rope dropkick. He gets two with the Overbomb due to Akuma getting the ropes. Akuma drops Olsen onto his stomach from a tombstone position. Olsen crossbody’s him in the corner. He comes off the top with double knees to Akuma’s back. He hurts his head on a German suplex, not allowing him to capitalize on the pin. Akuma rolls up Olsen and gives him a release German suplex. After a Cheetah Swipe and brainbuster, Akuma lands a top rope moonsault for the pin at 9:41. Jimmy Olsen has really proved himself to be a formidable singles competitor. Him and Akuma had an excellent competitive match and the crowd really got into him. They told a good story and everything made sense. Can’t ask for much more. ***

Tim Donst says he has something to prove this weekend as it’s close to his one year anniversary in wrestling. Too often this past year he was the victim and not the victor. He plans to change that tonight with UltraMantis Black.

Tim Donst vs. UltraMantis Black {ONT}

Hydra is in Mantis’ corner. Donst goes for an early pin with an amateur takedown. He controls Mantis by his arm, leading him into a cross armbreaker. Mantis gets his foot on the ropes. Donst chases Mantis back into the ring. Mantis catches him with a couple elbow drops and a choke back in the ring. He drops Donst with a gourdbuster. He applies a chinlock. Donst avoids a corner splash and schoolboys Mantis for two. Donst chops him up but gets sent face first into the bottom turnbuckle with a drop toe hold. Mantis ties Donst up in the ropes so Hydra can get in some cheap shots. Donst ducks a couple clotheslines and knocks down Mantis with a running elbow. He slams Mantis off his shoulder. Mantis counters with a Death Valley Driver for two. Donst comes back with a chinbreaker. Mantis avoids a Gator Roll, but Donst drops him with an STO. Donst goes for a slam. Mantis shoves him to the ropes where Hydra catches him with a neckbreaker across the top rope. Mantis drops Donst right on his head with the Praying Mantis Bomb in 6:25. Like the last match this was another good back and forth match. Like Olsen, Donst was able to show how far he has come as a singles competitor and gave Mantis a run for his money. With more time this could have been even better, but they accomplished exactly what they needed to in the time given. **½

Donst is dazed, asking where he is. Mantis accompanies him to the back and Hydra follows.

Shane Storm says things had been tough the past year for him, but things are looking up. He plans to be a roadblock for Brodie Lee tonight.

Shane Storm vs. Brodie Lee

Storm ducks Lee’s big boot. He delivers strikes to send Lee to the corner. He gets two with a tornado clutch. Lee throws strikes to Storm’s throat. Storm tries a mouse trap pin. Lee shoves him to the corner and places him on the top rope. Storm comes down with a sunset flip. Lee splashes him against the ropes. He clotheslines Storm in the corner and takes him down with a football tackle. He follows up with a pumphandle suplex. He lights up Storm with slaps in the corner. Storm leapfrogs over Lee, but Lee nails him with a clothesline right after. Storm slips out of the Liger Bomb. He comes off the second rope with a flying DDT. Lee kicks out. Storm hits a tornado kick. He grabs a waistlock. Lee breaks out. Storm ducks a big boot. Lee nails the second big bot for the pin at 4:52. Storm’s usual sloppiness got in the way at a couple of points, but otherwise this was fine. It showcased Storm as being tough and gave Lee a nice way heading into his big match with Claudio. *½

Mitch Ryder says he and Shayne Hawke were thoroughly and soundly defeat Cheech and Cloudy tonight to get their first point. Hawke reaffirms that Ryder has lived up to his word 110%. He also says tomorrow is an important day for Cheech and Cloudy, as they will realize how badly they were beaten. Ryder can’t wait.

Cheech & Cloudy vs. Mitch Ryder {FT} & Shayne Hawke {FT}

Cheech shoves Ryder to the corner. Ryder claims hair pulling. They trade wristlocks. Cheech holds onto the arm as Cloudy tags in. He also puts on a wristlock. Ryder reverses into an overhead wristlock. Cloudy switches to a hammerlock. Hawke blind tags in. Cloudy shoves Ryder and Hawke into each other. Cheech and Cloudy dropkick them to the floor. They shove them together head first on the floor. Back in the ring they slam both Ryder and Hawke which sends them right back out. Cloudy punches Hawke to avoid his running axe handle. He snaps off an armdrag. Ryder kicks Cloudy from the apron and Hawke knocks him down with a double elbow to the face. Ryder and Hawke wear Cloudy down and go out of their way on more than one occasion to distract Derek Sabato from seeing legal tags. Cloudy finally manages to hip toss his way out of Ryder’s abdominal stretch. Cheech tags in and throws dropkicks. He drops Hawke with a cradle 2k1 Bomb. Ryder trips Cheech to stop him and Cloudy from hitting Partly Cloudy with a chance of Cheech. Hawke drops Cloudy with the Tomahawke. Cheech gets nailed with a spike piledriver and Ryder pins him at 14:18. The old school work from Hawke and Ryder separated this from the other tag bouts on the card. Even though the heat segment was a little long, the crowd was into it and the payoff was nice. A little more action at the end would have made this more well-rounded but this was still good formula tag team action. **¾

Mike Quackenbush says tonight he faces Pantera with his NWA World Jr. Heavyweight title on the line. They have defeated each other, but have never crossed paths in singles competition. Quackenbush says the belt has opened many doors for him and he won’t lose it with ease in his home promotion. Tonight, Pantera finds out why he is the Master of 1,000 Holds.

NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
Mike Quackenbush (Champion) vs. El Pantera

Pantera goes for Quackenbush’s legs on the mat. He puts on a side headlock with an arm capture, which Quackenbush grabs the ropes to escape. Quackenbush twists up Pantera’s arm. Pantera then puts him in a pendulum stretch. Quackenbush rolls forward to reverse it. Pantera trips Quackenbush a crosses his legs. He holds Quackenbush’s arms to the mat looking for a pin. He turns him over. Both men stand on their heads while their legs are interlocked, then break free to a stalemate. Pantera puts on a neck-tie headscissors from the mat. He twists Quackenbush to the mat while keeping his feet locked. Quackenbush leans forward to try and pin Pantera’s shoulders. When that doesn’t work. Quackenbush manages to slide his way out of the headscissors. Pantera sends Quackenbush to the floor with a headscissors and fakes a dive. He then dives over Bryce Remsburg onto Quackenbush. Back in the ring, Pantera locks his arm while applying a half crab. He then puts on a modified surfboard. Quackenbush snapmares Pantera to the ropes. He uses the ropes to pull off some armdrags. Quackenbush follows Pantera to the floor with an Asai moonsault. In the ring, Pantera counters a top rope maneuver from Quackenbush with a headstand Frankensteiner. Pantera puts Quackenbush in a version of his own Cerebro Lock. He then puts on an Indian Death Lock. Quackenbush bridges up. Pantera butterflies his arms and then throws him down to the mat. Quackenbush trips Pantera putting on a modified horse collar. Pantera grabs the ropes. He misses a knee drop. Quackenbush comes at him with a variety of armdrags. Pantera gut wrenches him into a gut buster. He hits a Shining Wizard for two. Pantera stretches Quackenbush out in a position similar to the Quackendriver II. He slams him out of it for two. He catches Quackenbush out of the corner with a waterwheel slam. Quackenbush avoids a couple pinfall attempts. He avoids a diving headbutt. Quackenbush gets two with a huracanrana. He armdrags Pantera, but Pantera rolls it into a crucifix for two. He also gets two with a reverse prawn hold. Quackenbush rolls him into the CHIKARA Special. Pantera taps out at 16:40. Somewhere along the way this match lost it’s focus. It started out okay with them trading holds on the mat, but then it just seemed like stuff was happening for awhile until the finish. Pantera frankly isn’t the best in singles matches and isn’t the most interesting wrestler on offense. The idea of these two wrestling was much better than the actual execution. **½

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