The Ocean Walker

OceanWalker

Haverhill, MA – 10.10.2015

Championship Rundown
Grand Champion: Hallowicked
Campeones de Parejas: N_R_G (Race Jaxon & Hype Rockwell)
Young Lions Cup Champion: Heidi Lovelace

Commentary is provided by Mike Quackenbush, Leonard F. Chikarason, Bryce Remsburg, and Dr. Rod Diamondfire.

Mark Angelosetti reminisces back to the night he and Drew Gulak met in singles competition at “Wrestling is Cool’s” final show, when Gulak defeated him. Angelosetti came very close to defeating Gulak. He’s looking forward to meeting Gulak again tonight and knows he will come out with his hand raised.

Challenge of the Immortals
Mark Angelosetti {T} vs. Drew Gulak {GC}

Angelosetti represents Dasher’s Dugout while Gulak represents the Gentleman’s Club. Gulak takes off Angelosetti’s headband during the opening lock-up. Angelosetti takes down Gulak in a waistlock and takes back his headband. Gulak snapmares Angelosetti out of a cravate for a one count. Angelosetti negotiates out of a wristlock and takes Gulak to the mat by his ankle. Gulak kicks him away. Angelosetti takes him back down with a running shoulder block. Gulak catches him coming off the ropes with a hip toss. Gulak holds onto a side headlock, resisting a pin attempt from Angelosetti. He tries holding Angelosetti’s arm to the mat in a double wrist lock, but Angelosetti gets his shoulders up, even when Gulak puts all his bodyweight on top. Angelosetti kicks Gulak over to reverse control. Gulak also backbridges out of the pin attempt. Gulak monkey flips him over and rolls to his feet. Gulak hops over Angelosetti to block a spinebuster. He grabs the leg looking for the Trailblazer but Angelosetti rolls forward to prevent the hold. Gulak from a double knuckle lock lands a Northern Lights suplex. Angelosetti takes him over in a fireman’s carry and holds onto his ankle. Gulak uses a headscissors to escape and armdrags Angelosetti into an armbar. When Angelosetti escapes, both men come off the ropes with stereo dropkicks, bringing the match back to a stalemate. Gulak walks the top rope Hakushi style while holding Angelosetti in a wristlock. Angelosetti yanks him down into a slam when Gulak comes to a top turnbuckle. Angelosetti wrenches on an overhead wristlock. Gulak takes Angelosetti to the corner. He whips him across the ring and comes in with a clothesline. He then lariats Angelosetti in the neck. Angelosetti tackles Gulak to the corner, then gets him in a small package for two. Both men fight for a waistlock. Gulak picks up Angelosetti, throwing him down into the Cycling Yahoo with a cloverleaf. Angelosetti escapes. He pops up Gulak into a big spinebuster for the pin at 12:08. This was a great wrestling contest with many different styles incorporated throughout. These two have great chemistry and know exactly how to work with one another, and did a fine job keeping things interesting and engaging from bell to bell. ***

Blaster McMassive says Mr. Azerbaijan may be the sexiest man in his home country, but he has the best abs in CHIKARA. McMassive also says his pay window payment is worth more than the entirety of Azerbaijan. He plans to rip Mr. Azerbaijan’s mustache off of his face tonight.

Challenge of the Immortals
Blaster McMassive {DC} vs. Mr. Azerbaijan {BP}

McMassive represents the Wrecking Crew while Mr. Azerbaijan represents the Bloc Party. Azerbaijan takes down his straps before the bell. The bell rings, Azerbaijan charges, and McMassive catches him with a Bossman Slam for the pin in 0:05. Fantastic. *

Amasis says the Challenge of the Immortals has taken it’s toll on many of its participants. Just last night, Worker Ant got his leg worked over, and the Battle Hive keep slowly falling down the leaderboarde. He knows people question if they have what it takes to win the tournament. Tonight however, he and Fire Ant are in a four corner elimination tag match, and Amasis says that gives them a different route to immortality and provides an opportunity to prove himself. He asks Fire Ant to turn up the heat tonight.

Elimination Match
Amasis {OP} & Fire Ant {C} vs. Frightmare & Silver Ant {C} vs. Snowflake {BB} & Missile Assault Man {BB} vs. Hermit Crab & Cajun Crawdad

I have no idea who this Crab/Crawdad team is, but their custom music sounds a lot like the crab people song from South Park so I am on board. The editor of this show also dubbed Snowflake’s music over the crowd noise and whatever Snowflake said to the camera, so thanks for that. Fire Ant and Silver Ant start off. Crab blind tags Silver Ant before they can interact. Crawdad attacks Fire Ant from behind while Crab distracts Fire Ant with his crab walk. Crawdad knocks Amasis off the apron and chokes Fire Ant. Fire Ant rolls out after taking a slam. Crawdad grabs a double nerve hold on Silver Ant and throws him out. Same thing happens to Frightmare. He does the deal with a Falcon Arrow on Fire Ant. Crab crab walks the second rope and elbow drops Fire Ant. He locks on a Flat Crab submission which Amasis breaks. He blocks the Crawdad’s nerve hold and hits the 540 kick. A 450 splash eliminates Crawdad and Crab in 4:12. Missile assaults Amasis with uppercuts. Snowflake forearms him from the apron, then tags in and chokes Amasis with a white sash. He pounds on Amasis’ upper back. Amasis throws him to the floor. Silver Ant charges in. He almost knocks Fire Ant off the apron, but stops in his tracks. He then tosses Amasis to his corner so he and Frightmare can team up on him. Snowflake tosses Frightmare to the floor so he can get in on Amasis’ pummeling. Amasis is able to leave the ring after nailing a knee strike to the face. Fire Ant comes in with a high crossbody. He goes for the Yahtzee Kick but Snowflake exits the ring. Missile attacks him from behind. Fire Ant ducks a clothesline and suicide dives onto Snowflake. Missile yanks Fire Ant up to the apron. Fire Ant kicks him and comes off the top with a swinging Frankensteiner. He then spikes Frightmare with a tornado DDT. Silver Ant breaks the fall. Snowflake shoves Silver Ant into Fire Ant, then schoolboys Silver Ant for two. He rocks Silver Ant with multiple forearm strikes. Silver Ant fires back and strings a kick to the leg and head together on Snowflake. Frightmare drops Snowflake with a crucifix driver. Missile comes off the top with a dropkick to both Frightmare and Silver Ant. Amasis sweeps out of Missile’s legs and hits a tornado enzuigiri. Silver Ant bounces Amasis off the ropes with a hip toss into a piledriver. Snowflake double axe handles Silver Ant in the back. As Snowflake showboats, Fire Ant cracks him with the Yahtzee Kick. Frightmare yakuza kicks Fire Ant. Fire Ant blocks a tornado DDT with the Beach Break in 11:50. Snowflake comes in. He goes for the Dustland DDT, but Amasis stops him with a 540 kick. Amasis nails a corner dropkick. Missile Jon Woo dropkicks Fire Ant into Amasis. He then sends Fire Ant into Amasis with the Missile Launcher. Missile bicycle kicks Amasis. Snowflake demands to get the fall, coming off the top with a Superfly splash for the pin and the win at 12:55. This had some exciting action, but most of all I appreciated the storyline elements sprinkled throughout the bout how flawlessly the match transitioned between falls. I think just about everybody got a chance to make a mark, though the new team certainly needs some polishing. I am not sure what to make of their characters. ***

Dasher Hatfield is talking with Icarus. Hatfield says Mr. Touchdown gave him a great gift when he gave him his elbow pad, but the real gift was discovering how powerful his elbow strike is. However, Hatfield will truly be tested when he is matched up with Jaka’s concrete head. Hatfield ponders to Icarus who will win that battle and says their is only one way to find out.

Dasher Hatfield {T} vs. Jaka {TWC}

Mr. Touchdown is in Hatfield’s corner. Jaka clocks Hatfield with a dropkick through the ropes while Hatfield is making his entrance, then follows with a pescado and back rake. They trade strikes, in which Jaka finds himself in control, stomping down Hatfield inside the ring. Jaka misses a corner splash. Hatfield gives him some elbows and an underhand pitch. He gives Jaka two armdrags and a double wrist clutch drag. He maneuvers Jaka into a crosshook armdrag and gets two with a seatbelt pin. He drops Jaka with a spinebuster. He tosses his elbow pad to Touchdown as he sets up for the People’s Elbow. Jaka cuts him off with a belly-to-belly suplex. He chokes Hatfield on the bottom rope. Jaka gets two with a bodyslam and grabs a nerve hold. Hatfield elbows his way free, so Jaka rakes his back once more. Hatfield throws some forearm strikes, but Jaka stops the momentum with a dropkick. Hatfield gets in a few shots. Jaka tries throwing him to the floor, but instead Hatfield throws him to the outside and suicide dives after him. A group of young fans assist Hatfield back into the ring before the twenty count, while Jaka makes it in on his own. They engage in a forearm strike exchange. Hatfield goes to the apron when Jaka shoots him into the corner. Jaka tries throwing him off the top, but Hatfield rolls through. He drops Jaka with a Cyclone neckbreaker for two. Touchdown tosses the elbow pad back to Hatfield. Hatfield charges, only for Jaka to cut him off with the T’Challa kick. Hatfield kicks out. He goes for the Jumanji Bomb. Hatfield stops him. Jaka sends him to the corner, stringing together a splash and a bulldog. He drops a flash elbow for two. Jaka misses a T’Challa kick. Hatfield rocks him with his elbow pad, getting the pin at 10:05. This was a really solid and competitive match. Jaka really impressed me and showed a lot of charisma. ***

Icarus says focus is the key to victory. The first time he and Juan Francisco met, he was focused on his Grand Championship and came out victorious. The second time they met, it was not for the title and still early in the Challenge of the Immortals, and Icarus’ lack of focus cost him the bout. This time however, his eyes are set on regaining the championship, and believes that focus will lead him to victory.

Icarus vs. Juan Francisco de Coronado

This is a rubber match, as Icarus defeated Coronado at “Vivre et Laisser Mourir” and Coronado defeated Icarus at “Let ‘em Eat Cake.” Icarus wants to bring the hammer of peace with him, but he still can’t carry it with him, so he instead leaves it backstage. Coronado breaks a lock-up in the corner and slaps Icarus in the face. Icarus charges, but Coronado armdrags him and then hits the floor. When they look for a test of strength, Coronado dropkicks Icarus and once again hits the floor, further irritating Icarus. Icarus comes back with his own armdrag and dropkick, as well as an atomic drop and a clothesline to the floor. Icarus chops Coronado repeatedly around ringside. In the ring, Coronado misses a legdrop. He does however land a forearm to Icarus’ back and chokes him on the middle rope. He slingshots Icarus throat first into the middle rope. Coronado suplexes Icarus in from the ring apron for a two count. Icarus wants a bodyslam, but Coronado stops him. Icarus however is able to give him an atomic drop and a Shiranui for his own two count. Coronado comes back with a Tiger Driver. Icarus kicks out. After fighting for it, Icarus bodyslams Coronado for two. He goes for the Blu-Ray. Coronado stops that. He grabs referee Jon Barber. Icarus avoids the low blow attempt. The Blu-Ray connects for the pin in 10:00. This was OK. At times it felt like the two of them were goofing around. It’s good to show growth when competitors face one another multiple times (i.e. Icarus avoiding a low blow), but the problem with “magic move” matches is that the crowd waits and waits for that one move. This time it was a bodyslam and nobody bit on much of anything until that slam happened. Overall this was fine, but they both can and have done better. **½

Jakob Hammermeier calls himself the greatest leader in the world. He admits the BDK has slipped in the Challenge of the Immortals, but he looks to get back on track tonight. He likes the cut of the Devastation Corporation’s jib, but still plans to knock their block off. The Devastation Corporation have some words of their own. Flex Rumblecrunch doesn’t understand why people decide to get in the ring with them. Max Smashmaster disagrees with those who say now that Sidney Bakabella is gone, the Dev Corp doesn’t have what it takes and that they lose all the time. He plans to rip out Hammermeier’s heart and crush in Soldier Ant’s skull.

Challenge of the Immortals
Max Smashmaster {DC} & Flex Rumblecrunch {DC} vs. Jakob Hammermeier {BDK} & Soldier Ant {BDK}

The Dev Corp represents the Wrecking Crew while Hammermeier’s team represents the BDK. Smashmaster looks to choke Hammermeier, but Hammermeier bites on his thumb. Smashmaster thrusts his hands into Hammermeier’s throat and shakes off his hurt hands. Hammermeier rakes his back after avoiding a slam. He also back rakes Rumblecrunch when he tags in. Both Dev Corp members then succumb to chest rakes. The Dev Corp respond with simultaneous chops. Rumblecrunch shoves Soldier Ant away to stop a lock up. He slams Soldier Ant, but Soldier Ant immediately gets up. Rumblecrunch stops the Trench Slam with a Tear Drop suplex. Soldier Ant gets up and delivers a dropkick. Hammeremier boots him in the corner. He wants a suplex, but Rumblecrunch easily reverses it into his own. Rumblecrunch does some more damage to his back. Hammermeier tries a bulldog, but Rumblecrunch shoves him off, sending Hammeremier to the floor. Soldier Ant grabs Rumblecrunch for a Trench Slam. Rumblecrunch spins out and pummels Soldier Ant’s back with forearm strikes. Soldier Ant fights out of the Dev Corp corner, clipping Smashmaster with a Koppu Kick. He applies a sleeper hold with a bodyscissors to a standing Smashmaster. Before he fades, Rumblecrunch tags in. Smashmaster swings around, but Soldier Ant is able to catch Rumblecrunch with a satellite headscissors because of it. Smashmaster back elbows Soldier Ant to the floor. Hammermeier runs into a choke from Smashmaster. Hammermeier sticks his thumbs in his eyes. Smashmaster body blocks Hammermeier as Hammermeier charges at him. The Dev Corp stomp him down. Soldier Ant stops the Dev Corp from slamming his partner. The BDK light up the Dev Corp with a barrage of punches. Rumblecrunch gets sent to the floor. Hammermeier tries to pick up Smashmaster but it hurts his back. Soldier Ant comes off the top with a missile dropkick into a schoolyard trip from Hammermeier. Smashmaster is able to kick out. He retreats to the floor with Rumblecrunch, but it allows the BDK to land stereo suicide dives onto them. Smashmaster sends Soldier Ant into the apron. He charges at Hammermeier, but he moves and Smashmaster crashes into the ring post. Hammermeier goes to the top turnbuckle. He dives right into Rumblecrunch’s arm. Rumblecrunch transitions into the Razor’s Edge for the pin at 11:28. I like the comedic approach the teams took in the beginning, then evolved the match in a manner in which both teams looked strong and capable. It could have maybe been slightly shorter, but overall I think the dynamic of two Rudo teams is hard to pull off and they did it well. **¾

El Hijo cuts a promo partially in Spanish. He says Los Ice Creams have the benefit of having a Princess who believes in them, and that will lead them to victory.

Challenge of the Immortals
Obariyon {B} & Kodama {B} vs. El Hijo del Ice Cream {IC} & Ice Cream Jr. {IC}

Kodama stops Hijo’s dancing with overhand chops, Hijo sends Kodama to the apron. Kodama leaps back in and wheelbarrows up into an armdrag. Kodama sends Hijo tot he floor with a dropkick. Hijo runs into Jr.’s arms for safety. The Batiri for Los Ice Creams and attack them. Los Ice Creams try to run across the building for splashes against the wall, but the Batiri simply step aside to avoid the collision. They bring Jr. back into the ring. Obariyon puts him in an Octopus Stretch. Hijo doesn’t like his form, so he comes in and puts Jr. in an Octopus stretch to demonstrate. Jr. shoves him when they break the hold. Obariyon dropkicks Jr. into Hijo. The Batiri hit him with a Manhattan drop/knee strike combo for two. Some chicanery causes Jr. to be thrown into Hijo, and Hijo finds himself isolated in the Batiri corner. Hijo boots Obariyon to block a corner attack, but Obariyon catches him with a shot to the mid-section as Hijo comes off the second rope. Hijo looks to roll to the floor, but Kodama meets him with a couple of punches from the apron. This happens again, but Hijo this time avoids the attack from Kodama. Jr. hits Kodama with a baseball slide. He lays out the Batiri with multiple clotheslines. Kodama knocks Jr. off the apron and Obariyon suicide dives off of him. Kodama dropkicks Hijo on the ring apron. Obariyon forearm strikes Hijo over Kodama’s log roll. Jr. breaks the pin attempt. Kodama sends Los Ice Creams into one another. However, they catches Kodama, place him on Obariyon’s shoulders, then fling Kodama so that he DDT’s his partner! Hijo O’Connor rolls Kodama for the pin at 10:59! I had a good time watching this, and especially enjoyed seeing the Batiri reverting back to their Rudo ways, especially as it allowed Kodama’s charisma to shine through. These teams had good chemistry and the victory was somewhat of a genuine surprise. **¾

Despite defeating Shynron in the Rey de Voladores, Mark Andrews says he will not be taking Shyrnon lightly in their rematch tonight. He tells Shynron to be ready and may the best man win.

Shynron vs. Mark Andrews {TNA}

This is a rematch of the 2015 Rey de Voladores finals. The winner of this match will also have accrued enough points for a Grand Championship opportunity. Right away Andrews hits a Jon Woo dropkick. Shynron hits the floor and Andrews follows with a tope con hilo. In the ring, Andrews lands a high crossbody for two. Shynron comes back with an armdrag and a leg lariat. Andrews tries sending him outside. However, the Leaning Tower of Shynron takes him down, then Shynron comes in with a slingshot twisting senton. Shynron pops out to the floor. He uses the apron and bottom rope for a tiger feint kick, then kick flips off the ring post for a tumbleweed senton. Shynron goes for the Dragon Twist. Andrews counters mid-move with a belly-to-back suplex. A legdrop earns Andrews a two count. Shynron looks to fight back, only for a dropkick from Andres to cut him off. He puts on the Romero Special, letting go and causing Shynron to splat against the canvas. Shynron evades a corner attack by jumping to the apron. He comes back in with a slingshot neckbreaker. Off the middle turnbuckle he lands a 450 splash for two. Once again Andrews blocks the Dragon Twist. Andrews also evades a back handspring maneuver, and quickly hits a standing moonsault for two. Shynron rolls to the floor. He misses a pescado but lands on his feet. Shynron comes off the apron with a forearm attack. Andrews slingshots Shynron into a Dasani machine. Shynron however grabs the machine and pulls himself up to the top of it. He jumps off the top with a cartwheel plancha onto Andrews! Shynron may have hurt his ankle on the landing. In the ring, Andrews flips his way out of Shynron’s standing Spanish Fly attempt and spikes Shynron with a reverse Frankensteiner. Shynron kicks out. Andrews misses a shooting star press off the top rope. He goes for a huracanrana. Shynron flips forward, bouncing off the ropes and back into a Pele Kick. Andrews is able to kick out. Shynron climbs to the middle rope. Andrews meets him there. He takes him down with a reverse Frankensteiner but Shynron lands on his feet. The Dragon Twist finally connects, giving Shynron the win and three points at 10:27. They totally skipped the feeling out process and kept a fast paced, exciting bout from start to finish, even building up the Dragon Twist from beginning to end. In my opinion, this topped their Rey de Voladores match. Really good stuff. ***½

Encore Match
Jervis Cottonbelly vs. Orange Cassidy {GC}

Drew Gulak attacks Cottonbelly before the bell, slamming him against the ropes as Cassidy has Bryce Remsburg distracted! Cassidy then goes for a pin but Cottonbelly is able to kick out. Cassidy then distracts Bryce so that the Swamp Monster can jump in with a bat, hit Cottonbelly in the stomach, then give him the Rock Bottom! Cassidy pins him, but again Cottonbelly is able to kick out at two. Chuck Taylor then runs in and superkicks Cottonbelly. Cassidy once again only gets a two count. Gulak misses a corner splash. Monster splashes Gulak by accident. Taylor splashes them both. Cassidy splashes Monster and Gulak by mistake. Cottonbelly then rock-a-byes Cassidy until he’s asleep. He then lays him down for a three count at 2:17. This was totally amazing. A+ pro wrestling.

Challenge of the Immortals Leaderboard
Dasher’s Dugout: 11 Points
The Wrecking Crew: 10 Points
Crown & Court: 8 Points
The United Nations: 6 Points
The Arcane Horde: 6 Points
The Nightmare Warriors: 6 Points
Battle Hive: 6 Points
The Snake Pit: 5 Points
The BDK: 5 Points
The Gentleman’s Club: 5 Points

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