Live at First Energy Stadium ’15

Energy15

Reading, PA – 8.28.2015

Championship Rundown
Grand Champion: Hallowicked
Campeones de Parejas: The Devastation Corporation (Max Smashmaster & Blaster McMassive)
Young Lions Cup Champion: Heidi Lovelace

Commentary is provided by Mike Quackenbush and Bryce Remsburg.

Derek Sabato is the referee for every match tonight.

Challenge of the Immortals
Fire Ant {C} vs. Argus

Fire Ant represents Battle Hive while Argus represents the Snake Pit. Fire Ant suicide dives onto Argus before the bell. He lands a high crossbody back in the ring for a two count. After some chops he whips Argus across the ring and follows in with a leaping forearm. He delivers ten punches from the second turnbuckle. Argus blocks a second running forearm with a belly-to-belly suplex. A fisherman’s suplex earns a two count. They trade strikes. Argus hooks Fire Ant up for the Rock Bottom (the magic move). Fire Ant breaks free. He goes for a kick, but Argus gives him a leg-capture slam to counter. Fire Ant once again blocks the Rock Bottom and hooks Argus for the move himself. Argus escapes. Fire Ant spikes him with a tilt-a-whirl DDT and nails the Yahtzee Kick. He hits the Rock Bottom for the pin at 2:37. Short and sweet, but action packed. This crowd is surprisingly large and should make for a fun atmosphere all night. *

Challenge of the Immortals
El Hijo del Ice Cream {IC} & Ice Cream Jr. {IC} vs. Frightmare & Blind Rage

This is a rematch from “The Good Life” which was not a COTI match. Los Ice Creams represent Crown & Court while Frightmare & Rage represent the Nightmare Warriors. The Warriors attack Los Ice Creams from behind as they play to the crowd. Hijo hopes over a double back drop and pinches both of their fanny’s. Los Ice Creams dropkick the Warriors to the floor. The Warriors think they’re avoiding stereo dives, but they slap them on the back. The Warriors think they hurt one another, and the distraction allows Los Ice Creams to send them head first into one another outside the ring. Hijo blocks Frightmare in the corner so Jr. can come in with a dropkick. Jr. wheelbarrow armdrags Hijo into Frightmare. They double hip toss Rage in from the apron and deliver the Ice Cream sandwich. They tandem swing Frightmare into the corner. Rage ducks a clothesline and backdrops Hijo into Jr. He takes them out with a double clothesline. The Warriors isolate Jr. from Hijo, though Jr. is able to kick out of multiple pin attempts. Hijo makes a tag, but referee Derek Sabato didn’t see it so Rage is able to ummel Jr. back down on the opposite side of the ring. Jr. however is able to avoid some offense and tag Hijo back in. He gives Rage an atomic drop and Frightmare the Cold Stone Stunner. Rage takes a Manhattan Drop and a dropkick. Hijo distracts Sabato, saying he landed hard on his shoulder. However, Hijo baits Rage into a small package for the pin at 7:34! This was another fun match, about on the level of their bout from a few weeks prior. It’s also good from a storytelling perspective to have Los Ice Creams win this match, as what better way to show that Kimberlee’s words of encouragement worked by having them beat a team they previously lost to? **

Challenge of the Immortals
Mark Angelosetti {T} vs. Amasis {OP}

Angelosetti represents Dasher’s Dugout while Amasis represents Battle Hive. Angelosetti brings Amasis to the mat in a waistlock. He shoots Amasis to the ropes. Amasis grabs a side headlock as he comes off. Angelosetti flips Amasis over, then takes him down with a side headlock. Amasis snaps off two armdrags and shoulder blocks Angelosetti’s mid-section in the corner. Amasis turns an alita into a side headlock takeover. Angelosetti belly-to-back suplexes his way out of it. He drives his knee into Amasis’ spine and gives him a forearm strike to the small of the back. Angelosetti splashes Amasis twice before striking the Tebow Pose. This was foolish, as it gives Amasis time to kick Angelosetti in the side of the head. However, Angelosetti cuts him off with a backbreaker and applies a chinlock. He sends Amasis to the corner. Amasis cuts off his charge with a back elbow and kicks Angelosetti in the face. Amasis hops over Angelosetti and takes him down with a clothesline, back elbow, and leg lariat. He backdrops Angelosetti to the floor and follows with a tope con hilo. Back in the ring it only earns a two count. Angelosetti catches Amasis and drives him into the mat with a running spinebuster. Amasis kicks out. Angelosetti suplexes him and heads to the top turnbuckle. Amasis kicks him in the side of the head. Amasis follows up to the top rope. Angelosetti slips out and causes Amasis to crash on the top turnbuckle. Angelosetti brings Amasis down with a superplex for the pin at 6:59. The back-and-forth nature of the match made it truly feel like this was an important bout for both competitors and as such made the win feel like a big deal. I also appreciate that all of Angelosetti’s focus on Amasis’ back paid off. **¾

Challenge of the Immortals
Orange Cassidy {GC} & The Swamp Monster {GC} vs. Juan Francisco de Coronado & The Proletariat Boar of Moldova {BP}

Cassidy’s team represents the Gentleman’s Club while Coronado’s team represents the United Nations. Boar boots Cassidy and drives his shoulder multiple times into Cassidy’s mid-section. He drops him with a spinning side slam for a one count. He chokes Cassidy on the middle rope and boots him in the back. Coronado tries a slam. Cassidy slides out and schoolboys Coronado for two. Coronado hits a dropkick for one. He slams Cassidy and adjusts his bow tie. Cassidy kicks him away, but Boar tags in. Cassidy kicks him away, then enzuigiri’s Coronado. He avoids an elbow drop from Boar and tags in Monster. He cleans house with forearm strikes and superkicks. He clotheslines Coronado and splashes Boar in the corner. He drops the United Nations with a double chokeslam. He boots Boar but misses the legdrop. Coronado muscles up Monster for a German suplex. Cassidy breaks the pin with a stomp to Coronado’s stomach. He comes off the second rope with a Frankensteiner to Boar. Coronado fights off of Cassidy’s shoulders, but Cassidy picks him back up and lands the Attitude Adjustment. He tries the 5 Knuckle Shuffle, but Boar cuts him off with the GOre for the pin at 4:18. Cassidy was unusually energetic and on the ball. The crowd loved Swamp Monster’s comeback and the UN were perfectly suited in their role. They accomplished a lot in 4 minutes. **¼

Challenge of the Immortals
Dasher Hatfield {T} vs. Oleg the Usurper {TWC}

Hatfield represents Dasher’s Dugout while Oleg represents the Arcane Horde. After a handshake, Oleg tries a clothesline. Hatfield ducks and throws a flurry of punches to Oleg’s stomach. Oleg reverses a clothesline and back elbows Hatfield to the mat. He headbutts him to the corner and drives his shoulder into his midsection. Hatfield throws various elbows. Oleg knees him in the stomach as well as a punch to the same area. Hatfield gives him a “good game” smack to the posterior before snapping off two armdrags and running the ropes for a double wrist clutch drag. Hatfield looks to charge but Oleg cuts him off with a big boot. He throws a headbutt and gives Hatfield a pendulum backbreaker. Oleg lands a flip senton for a one count. He picks up speed by hitting the ropes and then splashes Hatfield in the corner. Hatfield blocks a suplex attempt at first, but Oleg muscles him over for a two count. Hatfield gets in a few shots to the stomach but Oleg cuts him off with a splash against the ropes. Hatfield stops a second splash with a hard clothesline. He throws an under-handed chop before dropping Oleg with a neckbreaker. Oleg finds solace in the corner where Hatfield follows in with a baseball slide. for two. Oleg Usurperkicks Hatfield after Hatfield comes off the top rope. Hatfield kicks out of the pin attempt. Oleg calls for a chokeslam. Hatfield escapes and hooks up Oleg in a modified cradle for two. Oleg swings Hatfield into a facebuster across his knee. He looks for Off With His Head. Hatfield goes through his legs and swings him into a Jackhammer for the pin at 7:14. Of course you have the baseball guy win the main event of the baseball show! Like the Touchdown/Amasis match, I was happy with how competitive this was and how good Oleg looked. He’s improved vastly in the past year. **¾

Challenge of the Immortals Leaderboard
The Wrecking Crew: 7 Points
Dasher’s Dugout: 7 Points
The United Nations: 6 Points
The Nightmare Warriors: 5 Points
The Snake Pit: 5 Points
The Arcane Horde: 5 Points
Battle Hive: 5 Points
The BDK: 4 Points
The Gentleman’s Club: 3 Points
Crown & Court: 3 Points

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