Court Time Sports Center - Elizabeth, PA
Complete results from Joe Dombrowski
It was indeed a New Beginning for the
International Wrestling Cartel on January 20, 2006 for our
inaugural show at Court Time Sports Center in Elizabeth, Pa. The
event was meant to jump-start the most eventful and strongest
year in IWC history, however before night’s end, that vision may
have become shattered.
Dennis Gregory def. HENTAI
Jason Gory def. ICW/ICWA Tex-Arkana Television Champion Larry
Sweeney to win the title
ICW/ICWA Tex-Arkana Television Champion Jason Gory def. Larry
Larry Sweeney def. ICW/ICWA Tex-Arkana Television Champion Jason
Gory to win the title
Dirk Ciglar def. Bubba the Bulldog
IWC Tag Team Champions The Gambino Brothers Moving Company
(Mickey & Marshall Gambino) def. Sterling James Keenan & Dean
Glenn Spectre def. Shiima Xion to qualify for the Super Indy V
Abyss def. Sebastian Dark
Jon Bolen def. J-Rocc
IWC Super Indy Champion "Fabulous" John McChesney wrestled
"Balls Hot" Troy Lords to a twenty minute draw
IWC World Heavyweight Champion Shirley Doe def. Austin Aries
“A New Beginning” was the site of Norm Connors’ three-part plan
to eliminate the Unholy Alliance, hand-selecting opponents for
each of them individually. Step one was placing HENTAI in the
ring with the man he helped screw out of potentially winning the
IWC Title twice, Dennis Gregory. Gregory reaffirmed his desire
to step up and fight for IWC just as he had overseas for his
country, as Gregory emerged victorious to complete step one.
Step two involved Sebastian Dark being forced into battle
against the 6’8 350 lb. weapon of mass destruction “The Monster”
Abyss. In a match, filled with violence, sickening chairshots,
and blood, Dark celebrated his birthday by being the recipient
of the Black Hole Slam for the 1-2-3. Step two succeeds as well.
The most important step was finally unseating Shirley Doe from
his reign as IWC Champion. Connors’ original choice for the job,
AJ Styles, was sidelined with an illness, but Connors was able
to produce a more than suitable replacement, a man no stranger
to ending memorable title reigns: former ROH Champion Austin
Aries! With Dean Radford, Dennis Gregory, and Abyss watching
ringside to prevent any Unholy Alliance interference, it still
was not enough to keep HENTAI and Dark from attempting to
intervene. Gregory and Radford were able to cut both men off at
the pass, and all four brawled to the back. With an unconscious
referee, and Aries on the verge of pinning Doe for the
Heavyweight title, Abyss entered the ring to revive the
official, or so we thought, as the Monster drilled Austin Aries
with the Black Hole Slam, enabling Shirley Doe to score the
pinfall and retain the title yet again.
Although Connors had no doubt gotten into Abyss’ ear as far as
his intentions in IWC, it appears Doe, Dark, and HENTAI had the
stronger power of persuasion and have coerced Abyss into their
sadistic army as well, making them far more powerful and
dangerous than ever before.
The other major question surrounding this scenario is where did
Sterling James Keenan’s allegiances lie? We attempted to find
out, as SJK put his differences aside to join forces with former
rival Dean Radford to challenge Tag Team Champions Mickey &
Marshall Gambino. Sterling and Dean both seemed to put aside
past differences to focus on the match, but another appearance
from the Unholy Alliance led to a distraction and turmoil
amongst SJK and Radford that eventually cost them the match.
Although no questions were answered in this match, Sterling let
us all know where he stood later that night, as after watching
Abyss be the latest to betray IWC, SJK reappeared and donned an
IWC T-shirt, proudly displaying his allegiance as a member of
the IWC locker room.
“Fabulous” John McChesney placed the Super Indy Title on the
line against “Balls Hot” Troy Lords in what may go down as one
of the best efforts in either man’s career to date. An apparent
rib injury to Lords did little to slow him down, and McChesney
continued to show that ever-present resilience to stay alive in
the match. Both men went back and forth, fighting off pain and
each other’s signature maneuver, to continue in a match so
exciting, it drew many fans to their feet for the duration of
the contest. Lords had perhaps finally had a victory in his
grasp when the twenty-minute time limit expired just one second
before Lords’ 3 count on McChesney. This unbelievable effort
motivated Norm Connors to offer Troy Lords the eighth and final
seed in this year’s annual Super Indy Title Tournament.
Meanwhile, McChesney’s road to Super Indy V gets no easier, as
he was quick to accept a challenge from “Sweet & Sour” Larry
Sweeney for February 18 back at Court Time Sports Center.
Speaking, of Super Indy V, the illustrious list of entrants
including Lords, Ricky Reyes, Matt Sydal, Petey Williams, and
Shannon Moore, has been joined by one more top name… ”Wonderman”
Glenn Spectre. Spectre was victorious over an individual he’s
long had his eye on, “Virgin Slayer” Shiima Xion, despite the
blatant involvement of his advisor “Prophet of Profit” Chris
Maverick. Spectre was able to finish off Xion with an elevated
powerbomb he calls “Brokeback Mountain”. This will be Spectre’s
third Super Indy tournament, in both prior events he was
eliminated by the eventual winner. Is this the year Spectre
reaches the top and claims the one title he’s desired but has
yet to win?
“Sweet & Sour” Larry Sweeney, complaining of high blood
pressure, pulled the 24/7 title defense rule of his ICWICWA
Texarkana Television Title off the table, instead opting to face
Gory in a standard singles match for the title and nothing more.
That did little to help his cause, as Gory once again proved he
had Sweeney’s number, capturing the title for the third time.
However, following the match, Sweeney insisted his proposal of
abolishing the 24/7 rule had not yet gone through board
approval, therefore tried to regain the title but was pinned
again. Finally Sweeney, with the aid of a foreign object was
able to sneak in a quick pinfall and somehow leave the building
with the title again.
Jon Bolen was able to extract a measure of revenge stemming from
an attack by J-Rocc & Bubba the Bulldog a few months ago. J-Rocc
had attempted to prolong the confrontation, but there was no
more ducking the impressive Uniontown native. J-Rocc tried to
keep the powerhouse at bay, but Bolen countered a One Hitter
Quitter attempt and hit the Meltdown to score the win.
Meanwhile, Bubba the Bulldog had his hands full with the
returning Dirk Ciglar, wrestling his first IWC match in nine
months. Ciglar was able to score a mild upset, and defeat the
veteran with his patented Swanton Bomb.