Funkdafied Wrestling Federation made its annual return to North Middletown, NJ's St. Catherine's Parish Gym on Saturday night May 11th, and the annual large and energetic crowd of Bayshore fans was there to meet them and cheer on their favorites.
Before the show, the fans got pictures and autographs from former WWE & WCW international superstar Big Van Vader.
In the opening contest, Lightning Bolt Johnson defeated Kevin Krush after blocking a suplex attempt and rolling Krush up in a small package for the 1-2-3.
In a 1-On-2 Handicap Match, FWF Heavyweight Champion Atomic Dog defeated Ryan Rumble and J.T. Highlander. The match was originally set to be Dog versus Rumble one-on-one, but when Highlander came out with Rumble, Dog offered to take both on. Rumble and Highlander double-teamed Dog initially, but the big man reversed a double suplex attempt into a suplex on both opponents, then F-5'd Highlander and delivered a Thumpin' Powerslam on Rumble and covered them both for the 1-2-3.
In a "Teacher vs. Student" match, Kevin Knight won by disqualification over "Outlaw" Shane O'Brien. After a wild brawl, Outlaw reversed an Irish Whip by Knight and tossed him right into the referee, knocking him out. Knight leveled Outlaw with a boot to the face, but the referee was still out. When Knight went over to the referee to revive him, Outlaw seized his rope and cowbell and leveled Knight with it. But the referee had been revived enough to see that, and called for the disqualification.
FWF Tag-Team Champions The 2 Rude Dudes ("Corrupted" Corey Havoc & "Rampage" Rogers), with manager Savannah, retained their titles against challengers Jeff "Cannonball" Guerrero & "Hillbilly" Justin Blackwell. After initially being out-powered, Havoc and Rampage worked over Cannonball for several minutes until Blackwell was tagged in. Blackwell cleaned house on both, and after a tilt-a-whirl side slam on Rampage, almost got the three-count. Savannah jumped on the ring apron to distract the referee, and Havoc grabbed his megaphone and aimed it at Blackwell. Blackwell blocked the megaphone shot, but Rampage rolled under Blackwell's legs and took him over with a schoolboy rollup and held his tights long enough for the 1-2-3.
During intermission, former WWE & WCW international superstar Big Van Vader posed for pictures with the fans in the ring.
In the first match after intermission, "Jumping" Joey Janella, returning to the FWF ring after a long absence, defeated "The Cold-Hearted Playa" Danny Demanto. Demanto announced that this was his last appearance in an FWF ring, and took one last opportunity to insult some local fans. The two men proceeded to tear each other apart in one of the most intense matches in a long time in FWF. Janella's speed versus Demanto's power was an even matchup and the two battled all over the gym, even up to the top of the bleachers and smashing each other into the wall and down the bleachers to the floor. They used chairs, the ring steps, and anything else that wasn't nailed down. After countless powerbombs, superkicks, Samoan Drops, and near-falls, Demanto missed a Moonsault, and Janella powerbombed him and then hit a flying somersault landing feet-first on Demanto's chest and covering him for the three-count.
After the match, the humbled Demanto gave props to Janella, and honestly thanked the FWF fans for being there for him.
In a battle of long-time rivals, Shock vs. Michael Reigns ended in a double countout after their battle fell outside the ring and neither man returned to the ring by the count of ten.
In a six-man tag-team battle, B.F. Saluka & Chill Will & "Live Wire" Rich McGuire defeated Manuel Manny Moore & "Stylin'" Brandon Kirk & Mike Massacre. Unable to do anything with the larger Saluka or McGuire, Moore and Kirk and Massacre tried to isolate rookie Chill Will in their corner, but Will eventually tagged back in Saluka, who powerbombed Manny Moore then dropped Chill Will on top of Moore elbow-first, and Will covered Moore and got the 1-2-3.
In the Main Event tag-team match, former WWE and WCW international superstar Big Van Vader & FWF Cruiserweight Champion Fast Eddie Franken defeated "Mr. Entertainment" J.D. Smoothie & Kyle "The Beast" Winant. Vader was unstoppable in the early going, so Smoothie and Beast tried to wear down the smaller Fast Eddie, pounding on him inside and outside the ring. But Fast Eddie proved he hadn't won the Cruiserweight Belt for nothing, and withstood the assault long enough to reverse a superplex attempt by The Beast into a flying cross-body and tagged in Vader. Vader chokeslammed The Beast, leveled Smoothie with one punch (after Smoothie threw about twenty at Vader's chest which had no effect), and chokeslammed him on top of The Beast, then went up to the top rope and delivered a Vader-Bomb on both and covered them for the 1-2-3.