NPWS held their second annual mega-event at the South Brunswick, NJ High School Gym on Saturday night October 13th, attracting a decent and highly energetic Saturday night crowd.
Before the show, the fans got the chance to meet and greet former WWE & TNA star Matt Hardy, former ECW hardcore icon "The Innovator Of Violence" Tommy Dreamer, and WWE Hall Of Fame legend The Iron Sheik, making his first appearance in NPWS after a long illness. There was also an surprise appearance by Impact Wrestling star "Jersey Shore" Robbie E.
the opening contest, NPWS Cruiserweight Champion "Mr. Entertainment"
J.D. Smoothie, with his manager the evil proctologist Dr. Lance A.
Boyle, defended his title
against number-one contender Eddie "Spaghetti" Franken. Eddie surprised
Smoothie early with his quickness, but the veteran Smoothie soon turned
the tables and had Eddie reeling. Eddie escaped an F-5 attempt by
Smoothie and RKO'd him, but when he went to the top rope for a
Spaghetti Neckbreaker, Smoothie ducked out of the way and Eddie hit
nothing but mat. Smoothie then F-5'd Eddie and hit his Leg Drop Across
The Delaware finisher and pinned Eddie 1-2-3.
Winner and still NPWS Cruiserweight Champion: "Mr. Entertainment" J.D. Smoothie
In a rare show of sportsmanship, the normally arrogant Smoothie acknowledged that Eddie had given him a good fight, and offered to give him a rematch next month in Edison. Eddie accepted and the match was signed, but the stipulation was added that manager Lance A. Boyle would be barred from ringside this time.
second contest was a battle of big men, as Smith James took on the
ghastly Mor-Ta-Da (tribute character to the late WCW star Mortis).
Smith was reluctant to get in the ring with the mysterious Mor-Ta-Da,
and when he finally did, the two engaged in a hard-hitting slugfest,
which ended when Mor-Ta-Da ducked a lariat from Smith and took him down
with a Flatliner for the 1-2-3.
Ring announcer Johnny Falco tried to get comments from the normally silent and stone-faced Mor-Ta-Da, but was not successful. Falco told Mor-Ta-Da and the fans that next Saturday night in Manville, Mor-Ta-Da would be facing an equally unusual and unpredictable opponent, former WWE star Goldust.
The third match was a
tag-team affair, as Judas Young & The Funky White Boy teamed up
against "The White Urkel" B. Fehrm and his partner, Impact Wrestling
star "Jersey Shore" Robbie E. Before the match started, Funky took the
mic and challenged Robbie to a Dance-Off. Funky and Judas put on some
moves that were unusual, to say the least, prompting Robbie to respond
with a demonstration of some real fist-pumping, which ended with him
and Fehrm pumping their fists right into their opponents' faces, and
the match was on. Robbie dominated the match early, but when Fehrm was
tagged in, he was quickly double-teamed by his opponents. But Fehrm was
eventually able to tag in Robbie who cleaned house and threw Judas out
of the ring, and hit a Shore Thing on Funky. Fehrm finished Funky off
with a flying splash and pinned him 1-2-3.
Winners: "The White Urkel" B. Fehrm & "Jersey Shore" Robbie E
fourth match was a non-title Hardcore Challenge Match, as the
newly-crowned NPWS Hardcore Champion "The Cold-Hearted Playa" Danny
Demanto, with his manager Dr. Lance A Boyle and his entourage of Justin
Cage & Nicky Oceans, took on former ECW hardcore icon "The
Innovator Of Violence" Tommy Dreamer. Demanto tried to insist that the
match be a regular wrestling match, but Dreamer would hear nothing of
it. Dreamer did remark that Demanto had three men in his corner to his
none, and invited WWE Hall Of Fame legend The Iron Sheik, who was
signing autographs in the back of the gym, to be his manager at
ringside, and Sheik was only too happy to oblige. The match finally
started, and immediately turned into a brawl inside and outside the
ring, with assistance from Demanto's entourage (allowed since it was
Hardcore Rules) making it effectively a three-on-one. At one point,
Demanto slapped a Camel Clutch on Dreamer, but an enraged Iron Sheik
broke up the hold by smacking Demanto in the head with his cane.
Dreamer took down Demanto with a neckbreaker, but Cage broke up the pin
by pulling referee Mike Jones out of the ring and decking him. Dreamer
brought a chair into the ring and tried to drop-toe-hold Demanto onto
it, but Demanto reversed things and it was Dreamer who was dropped onto
the chair, but only a two-count for Demanto. Demanto took the chair and
wedged it into the corner, but Dreamer reversed Demanto's whip attempt
and Demanto impacted the chair head-first. Dreamer DDT'd Demanto, but
Cage broke up the pin attempt. Cage seized Dreamer as Oceans aimed a
chair shot at Dreamer's head, but Dreamer kicked Oceans, making him
drop the chair, then Dreamer seized Cage and Oceans and DDT'd both of
them. Meanwhile Demanto had revived and took down Dreamer and went for
a moonsault, but missed. Dreamer DDT'd Demanto again, this
onto the chair, and covered him and got the 1-2-3.
Winner: "The Innovator Of Violence" Tommy Dreamer
Before Dreamer could celebrate the victory, Cage and Oceans and Boyle attacked Dreamer three-on-one, until former WWE & TNA star Matt Hardy, with Robbie E. and Mike Dennis, ran in and chased the attackers away. Hardy said that after what Oceans did to him the previous night, he and Mike Dennis were looking forward to getting some payback againt Oceans and Cage in the main event.
During intermission, Matt Hardy and Tommy Dreamer posed for pictures with the fans in the ring.
fifth match was an NPWS Tag-Team Title Match, as current champions The
2 Rude Dudes ("Corrupted" Corey Havoc & Rampage Rogers)
the belts against number-one challengers The Lords Of Rock An Roll
("Retro Rocker" Rikki Roxx & The Jersey Kidd). Havoc and
tried to sneak attack Roxx and Jersey Kidd early, but the quicker
challengers quickly turned the tables. The match was basically the size
and power of the Dudes against the quickness of the Lords, and it made
for a good back-and-firth battle, Eventually, Havoc and Rampage
isolated Roxx in their corner and worked him over, but were unable to
pin him, and after wriggling out of a powerbomb attempt by Rogers, Roxx
tagged in Jersey Kidd. The Kidd cleaned house on both
and took down Rogers with a running lariat, but Havoc broke up the pin
attempt. Havoc and Rampage went for a double suplex on Kidd, but Roxx
broke it up, and he and Kidd took down Havoc and Rampage with twin
Crises Kicks, but could only get a two-count. Roxx went up to the top
rope to deliver a flying fist on Rogers, but Havoc knocked him off the
top rope to the floor. Havoc and Rampage seized Kidd and tried to set
him up for their flying powerbomb finisher off the top rope, but Kidd
escaped the hold and drop-kicked Rogers into Havoc, then rolled up
Rogers in a schoolboy and held him down for the 1-2-3.
Winners and *NEW* NPWS Tag-Team Champions: The Lords Of Rock An Roll ("Retro Rocker" Rikki Roxx & The Jersey Kidd)
The Dudes immediately took the mic and invoked their rematch clause. NPWS Commissioner Al LiCata agreed and announced that The Dudes would get their rematch against The Lords next Saturday in Manville.
The Main Event was the tag-team grudge match signed the previous night in
Union, as NPWS Jersey Shore Champion "The Love Machine" Nicky Oceans
& Justin Cage took on the duo of NPWS Junior Heavyweight Champion
"Young Gun" Mike Dennis and his partner, former WWE & TNA star
Matt Hardy. Oceans and Cage were reluctant to get in the ring, prompting
Hardy and Dennis to lead the fans in taunting them by dancing around
the ring to "The Chicken Dance". The match finally began, and Hardy and
Dennis dominated Cage early on. But Oceans and Cage were eventually
able to trap Dennis in their corner and dominate him for several
minutes. After surviving several near-falls, Dennis reversed a
neckbreaker attempt by Cage into one of his own, kicked away Oceans,
and tagged in Matt Hardy. Hardy cleaned house on both opponents and
took them both down with a bulldog-clothesline combination, but could
only get a two count. Mike Dennis threw out Justin Cage and the two
battled on the outside as Hardy battled Oceans on the inside. Hardy
went for a Twist Of Fate on Oceans, but Oceans pushed him off and right
into a clothesline on the ring apron from Cage. Oceans picked up Hardy
and hit his Boom-Boom-Pow finisher on him, but Dennis broke up the
three-count. Dennis F-5'd Oceans and covered him for the pin, but Cage
broke up the pin attempt. Cage took down Dennis with his
backbreaker-lariat combination, but Hardy took down both Cage and
Oceans with a double clothesline. Hardy went to the top rope and took
down Cage with a flying forearm, then seized Oceans and hit a Twist Of
Fate on him and pinned him 1-2-3.
Winners: Matt Hardy & "Young Gun" Mike Dennis
Hardy and Dennis interrupted their victory celebration and invited the match referee Mike "I'm Always Right" Jones into the ring, and announced to the crowd that this was Jones' last match with NPWS, he would be leaving as he and his wife were about to give birth to their first child. The fans gave Jones a standing ovation and a fine send-off as the show closed.