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HVW ‘Fuel for the Fire’ Arena Report Nov. 22

Posted by reimaginejournalism on December 1, 2008

By Kari Williams

High Voltage Wrestling definitely lived up to its name at its “Fuel for the Fire” show which featured eight matches that shocked the wrestling world (pun intended). With a crowd of 121, the fans surely got their money’s worth and then some as stars from across the Midwest graced fans with their presence.

DeAndre King took on Cheap Shot McGrot in the opening bout apparently under “Cheap Shot” rules in which nearly every illegal tactic is legal. It appeared that many fans did not know how to react to McGrot, as he got laughs from some and looks of utter confusion from others. Whatever he did got a reaction, which is all one can hope for. However, his showboating and playing to the crowd thwarted his plans, as King forced McGrot to tap out.

Cabal and Mark Smart went at it in what one can only describe as a brawl. Chairs were thrown around prior to the ringing of the bell, enranging fans in the front row. Very little fan interaction existed in this quick match, but the competitors gave it their all nonetheless. In the end, Cabal brought Mark Smart’s actions to a halt and won the bout.

“Number One” Brett Young and Mike Sydal had their hands full on this night against Eric Allen and Rick Stone in a 45 minute time limit match. The rough and tough team of Allen and Stone seemed determined to succeed against the glory hounds of Young and Sydal, who spent almost as much time yelling at fans as they did wrestling. One would think that such tactics would lessen a team’s chance of winning, however, Sydal and Young possess excellent skills along with their cocky attitudes. Sydal secured the victory after a leg drop from the top rope onto Allen.

Midwest newcomer Kahagas (the Coastal Championship Wrestling South Eastern Champion), managed by Magic Man, challenged one of the most technically sound wrestlers in the area in “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt. Only minutes into the match, Kahagas appeared to have suffered an injury while sidestepping a maneuver Wyatt attempted to deliver. Wyatt demanded to the promoter, TNT Keny G, that he find another opponent for Wyatt, to which Keny G accepted. However, Kahagas used his wit to fool Keny G, as well as the Rebel himself, who held the ropes for Kahagas to step through. Just as Kahagas made his way to the ropes, he quickly attacked Wyatt, securing his victory he attained a short time later.

After intermission, Mephisto wrestled against Keny G. From the moment the bell rang, it seemed as though the competitors would give fans an enjoyable match. But before either man could gain any real momentum, Kris Synz interfered and attacked Keny G, which prompted “Wicked” Step Johnson to make his presence felt. Establishing their dominance, Johnson and Keny G sent Mephisto and Synz running to the back.

The next bout consisted of the always-entertaining Bandana Mafia (“Point Blank” Pierre Abernathy, “Notorious E.V.A.N.” Evan Gelistico, and “Bullet Proof” Davey Vega) attempting to use their street smarts to outwit Jon Divosi, Cecil Cerveza, and Aaron Matthews. In a battle for the six-man cup, both teams pulled out all of the stops, proving their worth to the wrestling community. Vega took most of the beating at the hands of Divosi, Cerveza and Matthews, while Gelistico and Abernathy did everything in their power to try and tip the scales in their favor, but to no avail, as the Illinois tandem won the six-man cup to the disappointment of all in attendance.

Mark Sterling and DaCobra put on an impressive match prior to the main event. When two hardworking competitors such as these get in the ring together, one cannot help but enjoy what they are witnessing. Submissions and reversals remained a constant, keeping both fans and the competitors alike on their toes, anticipating the next move. Sterling and DaCobra both showed tenacity and desire, but DaCobra had the extra edge this night, as he delivered a splash from the top rope for the win.

Only moments after the bout ended, Sterling attacked DaCobra, prompitng Gary the Barnowl to fly from the back and attack Sterling. This, in turn, caused Keny G to stop the commotion at ringside and announce that at the next show on Jan. 10, Gary, Sterling and DaCobra would contend for the Livewire Championship.

In arguably one of the most anticipated main events, “Thee” Brandon Espinosa was set to take on “Future” Donovan Ruddick, but before the two men started the match, Magic Man demanded to know why Kahagas was not in the main event. These actions—and the two original competitors’ attitudes towards Kahagas—forced Keny G to make the match a triple threat. The three men went at it like nothing else in the world mattered. Bodies flew all over the ring—and out of the ring. Espinosa leaped off the apron onto Ruddick at one point. Shortly thereafter, a chair and a kendo stick came into the mix, as Espinosa, Kahagas and Ruddick fought through the fans. After this hellacious battle, if any of the competitors walked out with the belt, they would have earned it. When all was said and done, Ruddick stood tall with the High Voltage Championship, causing Kahagas to act out in anger and strike Magic Man and the general manager with a kendo stick.

Due to the ruckus in the aftermath of the match, Keny G anounced that on Jan. 10, Ruddick and Magic Man will take on himself and Kahagas.

For only its second show, High Voltage put on an impressive array of matches that left fans beggin for more. As long as they keep their momentum going, nothing will stop them from shocking the wrestling world—nothing.

Missouri Wrestling Revival has an exclusive message from the High Voltage Wrestling Champion “The Future” Donovan Ruddick and his manager The Magic Man.

One Response to “HVW ‘Fuel for the Fire’ Arena Report Nov. 22”

  1. […] To read the recap of the November High Voltage Wrestling show by Kari Williams go to High Voltage “Fuel for Fire arena Report” . […]

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