National Pro Wrestling returned to their favorite central Jersey venue, the Manville, NJ V.F.W. Hall, on Saturday night October 20th, and a solid Saturday night crowd came out to see all the action (and plenty of action there was).
Before the show, the fans got pictures and autographs with former WWE star Goldust.
The lovely Destiny was introduced as co-hostess for the evening.
opening contest saw NPWS relative newcomer Maximum Sex Power take on
luchador Manuel Manny Moore. Though Moore took the early advantage with
his quickness, Power's size and strength advantage took over for most
of the match. Moore gained some momentum with a flying drop kick, but
when he went for another one in the corner, Power shoved the referee in
front of him, causing Moore to put on the brakes. While Moore was
helping the referee out of harm's way, Power hit a low blow on Moore
then pinned him 1-2-3.
Winner: Maximus Sex Power
second match of the evening was a six-man tag-team battle, as NPWS
Cruiserweight Champion "Mr. Entertainment" J.D. Smoothie &
Talent & The Wrestling Matt, with manager Gigalo Joe Jones,
the trio of The Wiz Kids (Eddie "Spaghetti" Franken & Chris
Boom" Powers) & "The White Urkel" B. Fehrm. Before the match,
Smoothie criticized his team's manager for causing him previous
mishaps, and ordered him to just stay outside this time and not get
involved. As expected, this was a fast-moving high-flying battle.
Smoothie and his teammates were able to isolate Fehrm in their corner,
but Fehrm withstood the assault, superkicked Talent, and tagged in
Franken, who cleaned house on Smoothie. Franken leveled Smoothie with a
Tornado DDT and went for the pin, but Talent and Matt broke it up, only
to be drop-kicked out of the ring by Powers and Fehrm. While Powers and
Fehrm battled Talent and Matt on the outside, Franken went to the top
rope to deliver a Spaghetti Neckbreaker, but Joe Jones jumped up on the
ring apron and shoved Franken off. Smoothie then went to the top rope
and delivered a Leg Drop Across The Delaware on Franken and got the
Winners: "Mr. Entertainment" J.D. Smoothie & Nicky Talent & The Wrestling Matt
The third match of the evening
was a grudge match between "The
Warrior" Jack Spade" and local favorite Rich "Ice Pick" Lowinski. The
two big men brawled from the get-go with neither having the advantage.
Towards the end, Ice Pick leveled Spade with a powerslam, and delivered
a flying splash from the top rope. But at the same time, Joe Jones
& Wrestling Matt came out and distracted the referee, and J.D.
Smoothie and Nicky Talent ran into the ring and leveled Ice Pick with a
double DDT, and dragged Spade on top of Ice Pick. The referee turned
around, saw Spade covering Ice Pick, and counted 1-2-3.
Winner: "The Warrior" Jack Spade
Ice Pick took the microphone and cried "foul". NPWS officials agreed, and signed a rematch for NPWS' return to Manville in late January, with the stipulation that Joe Jones is barred from ringside.
fourth match was a rematch for the NPWS Tag-Team Titles, as the
newly-crowned champions The Lords Of Rock And Roll ("Retro Rocker"
Rikki Roxx & The Jersey Kidd) took on the former champions they
defeated for the belts the previous weekend, The 2 Rude Dudes
("Corrupted" Corey Havoc & Rampage Rogers). Havoc and Rampage
jumped Roxx and Jersey Kidd as they came through the curtain, and the
match was on immediately, picking up pretty much where it left off the
previous weekend. Roxx and Kidd dominated early with their quickness,
but the less-experienced Roxx once again was trapped in The Dudes'
corner and double-teamed for several minutes. But the toughened Roxx
withstood the assault, battled his way out of a sharpshooter submission
attempt, escaped a powerbomb attempt by Rampage, and tagged in Jersey
Kidd who cleaned house. Havoc and Rampage attempted a double suplex on
Kidd to stop his momentum, but Roxx broke it up, and he and Kidd
leveled Havoc and Rampage with a pair of Crisis Kicks, and covered them
both. Rampage had his foor on the ropes, but the referee only saw Havoc
covered by The Kidd and counted the double pin 1-2-3.
Winners and still NPWS Tag-Team Champions: The Lords Of Rock And Roll ("Retro Rocker" Rikki Roxx & The Jersey Kidd)
The Dudes immediately protested, and a check of the replay from NPWS' videographer clearly showed Rampage's foot on the ropes, but the referee insisted he had not seen it when he counted the pin of Havoc and would not reverse the decision. NPWS management instead offered The Dudes another rematch for the titles in Middletown in early November.
During intermission, former WWE star Goldust posed for pictures in the ring with the fans.
fith match was an NPWS Hardcore Title grudge match, as the
newly-crowned champion "The Cold-Hearted Playa" Danny Demanto defended
his title against his long-running rival, local favorite Jeff
"Cannonball" Guerrero. The two brought assorted weapons to the ring,
and Cannonball attacked Demanto outside the ring right away, and the
two fought all over the building, smashing each other with chairs,
metal trays, Wet Floor signs, and even a metal "Yield" sign (which
neither of them obviously did!). The battle finally got back to the
ring as the two continued their assault on one another, with neither
man willing to give ground. Demanto propped a chair in the corner, but
Cannonball reversed an Irish Whip and it was Demanto whose head met the
steel. Cannonball went on a flurry of offense, ending with a Cannonball
Roll onto Demanto, followed by a powerslam, but still could only get a
two-count. Demanto broke Cannonball's momentum by smashing him with the
Yield sign, and then hit his patented moonsault from the top rope, but
Cannonball also kicked out at two. Demanto set the Yield sign onto a
pair of chairs to form a makeshift table, and tried to superplex
Cannonball onto it, but Cannonball reversed things and tossed
into the steel structure instead. Cannonball then placed the Yield sign
on the mat and attempted to superplex Demanto onto it, but Demanto
threw Cannonball off him and straight onto the Yield sign, then crushed
Cannonball with a flying stomp right onto his ribs and covered him for
Winner and still NPWS Hardcore Champion: "The Cold-Hearted Playa" Danny Demanto
Cannonball believed he had come so close to beating Demanto and demanded one more match with him. Demanto insisted he had already proved that Cannonball couldn't get the job done, but agreed to meet him one-one-one one more time in Stirling in January in a Tables Match,with the stipulation that if Cannonball lost, he would retire from wrestling. Cannonball agreed.
The sixth match was a
Triple-Threat Non-Title Match, as Philadelphia veteran
wrestler and former
J-Cup finalist Drew Blood took on NPWS Junior Heavyweight Champion
"Young Gun" Mike Dennis and NPWS Jersey Shore Champion "The Love
Machine" Nicky Oceans. Before the match, a former NPWS title-holder of
both belts, "G.Q." Myke Quest, came out to wish all three participants
well. The match was on and Oceans tried to bow out early, but was
brought back in and double-teamed by Drew and Dennis. A furious
three-way battle ensued, and eventually Oceans and Dennis teamed up to
try and take down Drew together, but each would not let the other get
the three-count. Drew took advantage of the discourse and leveled both
opponents with a double clothesline and went to town on both of them.
Dennis stopped Drew's momentum with an F-5, but Oceans again would not
let Dennis get the cover. Oceans leveled Dennis with his Boom-Boom-Pow
finisher, but before he could cover Dennis, Drew leveled Oceans with a
Shining Wizard and got the 1-2-3.
Winner: Drew Blood
Drew offered to shake Oceans' and Dennis' hands in a show of sportsmanship, but Oceans and Dennis attacked Drew instead. Myke Quest ran into the ring and announced that he and Oceans would meet at the next Manville show in late January in a Ladder Match, and there would be a third participant, also well-versed in Ladder Matches, former WWE and TNA star Matt Hardy!
time for the Main Event, as the nearly 400-pound former Nigerian
Nightmares member Lucifer Darkside (filling in for the former WCW star
Mortis tribute character Mor-Ta-Da who no-showed), with manager Gigalo
Joe Jones, took on former WWE star Goldust. Goldust held the advantage
early with his experience and wrestling holds, but Darkside asserted
his youth and strength advantage and kept Goldust on the defensive
later in the match. Using his experience to avoid any crushing
finishers by Darkside, Goldust survived the assault, and went on a
flurry of offense late in the match, finally knocking the 400-pounder
off his feet to the delight of the crowd. A DDT by Goldust produced
only a two-count, and Darkside then leveled Goldust with an impressive
dropkick and then went to the top rope to deliver a moonsault. But
Goldust rolled out of the way, and then bulldogged Darkside and covered
him for the 1-2-3.
An angry Joe Jones broke up Goldust's victory celebration, but instantly regretted the move as Goldust threw him in the corner and planted a Shattered Dreams kick on him, sending the crowd home happy (and Joe Jones home in a*lot* of pain!).