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The Kari Williams MMWA-SICW Recap

Posted by Admin on April 23, 2008

MMWA-SICW Results for April 19, 2008

By Kari Williams
Throwing one’s weight around seems to be the norm in MMWA-SICW as of late. The Connection has become like a tyrant in the company, running rampant and attempting to create a dictatorship, which was seen throughout the night on April 19th in East Carondelet, Illinois at the Community Center.

Ending the night with an explosive bang, Jeremy Lightfoot waged an uphill battle against Waco and the returning Jeff Hawkins. Fans were in an uproar for this emotionally fueled contest, where Hawkins and Waco dominated Lightfoot nearly the entire match. In the beginning moments, Lightfoot had tossed Waco to the outside, which resulted in Hawkins interfering and planting Lightfoot face first into a steel chair. Hawkins then continued the beat down on Lightfoot, using a chain as his aide. After this barrage, Lightfoot had blood trickling from his skull like water from a leaky faucet. Hawkins then forced Lightfoot upright, holding him from behind, as Waco journeyed to the top rope and launched onto a dazed Lightfoot, connecting with a double axe handle. Once making their way back into the ring, Lightfoot had to fight valiantly to gain even the slightest bit of momentum. He delivered fierce chops and punches to Hawkins, but just as it seemed that Lightfoot would reign supreme, Hawkins was able to tag Waco. The Texan native worked on Lightfoot’s arm continuously, perhaps to eliminate the Lightfoot Driver from the equation. Waco then distracted Referee Jim Harris, which allowed Hawkins to further injure Lightfoot with the chain. Showing his ‘no surrender’ attitude, Lightfoot tried once again to take the advantage. He had the strength to level Waco with a clothesline, and he may have gotten the win, if not for Hawkins breaking up the count. Waco and Hawkins dictated the remainder of the match-up—with the exception of Lightfoot having the wherewithall to hit Waco with a Lightfoot Driver—and after double-teamed headbutts from the top rope in opposite corners, Hawkins secured the victory at 13: 44. Unfortunately for Lightfoot, the beating did not end there, as Hawkins and Waco continued after the bell. Phil E. Blunt then entered the fray, revealing an apparent alliance with the two aforementioned men.

Previously, “The Main Attraction” Tommy Knight took on “Wild Child” Billy Diamond in a rematch from the March 15th show at the South Broadway Athletic Club. Knight controlled the match from the bell with an impressive shoulder tackle. However, Knight’s glory was short lived as Diamond quickly took over. Sensing that he himself was in trouble, Knight distracted referee Jim Harris, which allowed The Connection manager Travis Cook to attack Diamond, thus saving his “precious main attraction.” Cook’s antics turned the tide, so to speak, for Knight, giving him complete control. Then, when Diamond started getting some offense, and could have quite possibly gone 2-0 against Knight, Cook grabbed a bag of white powder—and after Knight had Diamond positioned—thrust it into Diamond’s face, thus leading to a disqualification victory for Diamond. In the aftermath, The Connection, doing what they do best, came out and attacked Diamond from behind.

In one of the few matches The Connection did not interrupt, Shaft took on Saladin. The fans berated Saladin from the opening bell with “U-S-A!” chants and willed Shaft to continue the fight. Shaft controlled nearly the entire bout by targeting the ankle, setting Saladin up for the ankle lock. The melancholy Middle Easterner barely had a chance to mount an offense, as a result of Shaft’s vigorous tenacity. Saladin made a weak attempt to defeat Shaft after Shaft connected with his signature turnbuckle-walk bulldog. However, it was not be, and Saladin tapped to the ankle lock at 16:04.

Lumberjacks reigned supreme in the much-anticipated lumberjack match between Steve Montana and Phil E. Blunt. Neither man gained a clear advantage early on, but both were able to dish out some formidable offense. Montana used his brute strength to execute multiple clotheslines, whereas Blunt connected with an impressive DDT. However, the contest was not as crisp as it appears, because where ever Blunt is, The Connection follows. Both men were knocked out of the ring multiple times, with the lumberjacks playing their part, and shoving them back into the squared circle—some even got a few shots in on the competitors as well. Just when Blunt began to lose some ground, The Connection found their way to ringside, distracting nearly all of the lumberjacks. That distraction then gave way to Jerome Cody sneaking in from the outside—entering the ring, thanks to Bobby D, Saladin and Tommy Riggs sidetracking Harris—and forced Montana to the mat with a crushing spear. Cody was in and out quicker than lightning can strike, and after further commotion, Blunt was able to steal a victory from Montana. All hell broke loose in the aftermath, where all of the lumberjacks began to turn on each other, until peace was eventually restored. Montana, Blunt and Cody then had words following the bout, expressing their obvious hatred for each other.

The preceding match saw Josh Arnold—in only his second professional match—taking on the All-American Hero Johnny Courageous. Once again proving his worth in the company, Arnold was able to match Courageous in speed, endurance and strength. Arnold focused on the leg of Courageous, locking him into a single leg Boston crab at one point, then an even more devastating leg-lock submission that had Courageous screaming in agony. However, Courageous was able to pull out the win with a small package after taking a clothesline and a dropkick from Arnold.

Prior to that match, Bobby D and Tommy Riggs fought with all the vigor and vitality that make them MMWA-SICW material. D dominated the match from the get go, focusing on Riggs’ leg. He even went so far as to forcefully slam the injured leg into the ring post. It appeared the match would be over quickly, when D received a three count from Harris, but the decision was quickly reversed when Harris discovered Riggs’ foot resting on the bottom rope. Using the anger which resulted from the missed call, D relentlessly attacked Riggs. However, Riggs found one moment of opportunity and capitalized. He delivered a devastating body slam, followed up by a People’s Elbow—shades of The Rock. At the five minute mark, Riggs slammed D to the mat with a clothesline, went for the pin, but only received a two-count. He then went for a chokeslam, and secured himself victory.

The opening bout of the evening pitted one-half of the Tag Team Champions, Mr. Bibbs, against Moondog Rover. Both men came to battle with every intention of winning. However, because of their equal determination, neither man was able to gain a clear advantage. With one minute remaining in the match, Rover went to deliver a corner splash to a dazed Bibbs, but Bibbs side-stepped Rover and had gotten a slight advantage with 30 seconds left. Bibbs then kicked the dog when he was down, delivering a boot to the chest, but just as Harris was bringing his hand down for the third count, time expired, and the match was declared a draw.

Before the action got underway, Travis Cook forced the fans to endure his new interview segment, “The Champagne Room.” His first guest was Commissioner Keith Smith. After back and forth bickering, in which Cook asked the question, “Why aren’t you wrestling?” Smith then pointed to his neck and said that two cervical neck fusions were keeping him from being in action. Soon though, the real reason for Smith being the guest was revealed—Cook had found a loop hole in the contract for the match he was scheduled to wrestle. A thirty day period had to elapse before Cook could compete. Therefore, Smith said that next month, there would be a drawing, open to all the fans in attendance, to determine who will be handcuffed to Cook in the match.

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