The Palisades - McKeesport, PA
Complete results from Joe Dombrowski
Friday night May 11th was indeed a
historical evening. One night after the 38th anniversary of WWWF
Champion Bruno Sammartino vs. Killer Kowalski in the legendary
McKeesport Palisades. It was the first time all IWC titles
changed hands in one night. It was the first night where a man
won the IWC Super Indy Title on the same night he was forced to
give up the title. It was the first time a team joined forces
and shocked the world to win the IWC Tag Team Titles. It was the
first time the IWC World Heavyweight Champion was presented with
the brand new title belt, despite however much controversy
surrounded his win. And it was the first time "Sweet N Sour"
Larry Sweeney won an IWC title.
Brother Runt in the opening round of the Super
Shiima Xion def. Ruckus in the opening
round of the Super Indy tournament
Sexual Harassment (Eric Xtasy & Justin Idol) def. The Heartbreakers
(Antonio Thomas & Romeo Roselli) in the Tag Team Title Gauntlet
The Cleveland Mafia (J-Rocc & Raymond Rowe) def. Sexual Harassment in the
Tag Team Title Gauntlet
The Cleveland Mafia def. The Hollywood Balds (Vendetta & "DeeeeLicious" Jimmy
DeMarco) in the Tag Team Title Gauntlet
The Cleveland Mafia def. IWC Tag Team Champions The Gambino Brothers (Mickey
& Marshall Gambino) in the Tag Team Title Gauntlet
Michael "The Bomber" Facade & Johnny Gargano def. The Cleveland Mafia to win the
Tag Team Title Gauntlet & the titles
"Sweet N Sour" Larry Sweeney def. "Black Machismo" Jay Lethal
in the opening round of the Super Indy tournament
Azrieal def. Sonjay Dutt in the opening
round of the Super Indy tournament
Shiima Xion def. HENTAI in the
semi-finals of the Super Indy tournament
"Sweet N Sour" Larry Sweeney def. Azrieal
in the semi-finals of the Super Indy tournament
Jason Gory def. IWC Super Indy Champion "Balls Hot" Troy Lords, "Fabulous" John
McChesney, and "Showtime" Eric Young to win the title
Dennis Gregory def. IWC World Heavyweight Champion Ricky Reyes & "The Shooter"
Brent Albright to win the title
"Sweet N Sour" Larry Sweeney def. Shiima Xion in the finals to become the
new IWC Super Indy Champion
Super Indy Tournament Quarterfinals
HENTAI returned to the Super Indy tournament as he took on
Brother Runt in the opening round. HENTAI was able to quickly
dispose of Runt and rolled up the former Cruiserweight champion
for the decisive win. HENTAI seemed to be well on his way to his
second Super Indy win.
Next up was Shiima Xion taking on the debuting Ruckus. Both men
were obviously out to impress, as their athletic contest wowed
both crowd and critics alike. Xion was able to pick up the win
with the Filipino Destroyer and move on to the semi-finals, but
Ruckus' high-flying ability was enough to earn the very
appreciative and rarely heard "Please Come Back" chant from the
With Jay Lethal unable to make IWC Super Indy VI, "Sweet N Sour"
Larry Sweeney needed a suitable opponent to take him on in the
opening round. Enter "Black Machismo"! Lethal's alter-ego took
Sweeney to the proverbial "nitty gritty", both in the ring and
in the pre-match Strut-Off. But the Sweet N Sour one was able to
counter Machismo's attempt at a victory roll and keep him down
for the three count.
In the final opening round match, Azrieal faced off with the
returning "Original Playa from the Himalaya", Sonjay Dutt. This
was a great back-and-forth contest, showcasing exactly what
Super Indy is all about. Azrieal was able to come off the top
with the same double stomp he used to qualify for the
tournament, and get the victory.
Super Indy Tournament Semifinals
It was teacher versus student as Shiima Xion took on one of his
trainers from the Coalition of Competition, HENTAI. Their
first-ever meeting in IWC proved to be a great in-ring contest.
As HENTAI went for a baseball slide, Shiima was able to grab his
arm and roll him up for a surprising la majistral cradle. In
what can surely be considered an upset, the student was able to
defeat the teacher and move on to the finals of Super Indy VI.
In the other semi-final match, "Sweet N Sour" Larry Sweeney took
on Azrieal. The high-flying offense of Azrieal took over on the
mat-based old school offense of Sweeney. But, Sweeney was able
to come back and nail the 12 Large Elbow and score the win. And
for the first time, Sweeney was gladly soaking in the cheers of
Super Indy Tournament Finals
There have been many memorable Super Indy Tournament Finals.
Hentai vs. Daniels. Cabana vs. Stryker. Sabin vs. Shelley.
McChesney vs. Ki. Delirious vs. Lords. And now, you can add
Sweeney vs. Xion to that illustrious list. "The Future of
Fashion" was on a roll on this night, as he not only pinned the
debuting sensational Ruckus, but also the first Super Indy
Tournament winner and Super Indy Champion HENTAI. Sweeney was
also on a similar run, pinning TNA X-Division star "Black
Machismo" Jay Lethal and Jersey stand-out Azrieal. It came down
to a battle of guts, determination, and that certain something
from inside that comes with wrestling in three hard-fought
matches in one night. With the crowd clearly torn, both men were
on top of the match at certain points. When it came down to the
limit, Sweeney reversed a sunset flip attempt by Xion, and
pinned him to win Super Indy VI and become the new IWC Super
Indy Champion! But, as the last Super Indy Champion Jason Gory
placed the title around Sweeney's waist, "Fabulous" John
McChesney made his presence felt, pointing to the brand new gold
around Sweeney's waist!
IWC World Heavyweight Champion Ricky Reyes was originally
scheduled to take on Dennis Gregory in his 8th defense of the
title. However, as you may have read earlier in the week, "The
Shooter" Brent Albright was able to insert himself into the
match, citing his ability to defeat Sterling James Keenan and
end his road to the title. IWC promoter Norm Connors allowed it,
and we had a three-way dance on our hands. It started off with
Reyes and Albright being able to lock in their finishing
submission maneuvers, the Dragon Sleeper and Crowbar
respectively, but with it being broken up by the one not in the
hold. The match quickly escalated to an all-out brawl around the
building. Albright took Gregory and destroyed the merchandise
tables, dragging him across them, through the piles of shirts,
DVDs, and more. Gregory took to the top rope and attempted to
dive onto the other participants, but crashed and burned into a
pile of steel chairs. A nasty cut opened near Albright's eye,
and blood was soon dripping from his face. But back in the ring,
Albright was able to take advantage of both men and grabbed a
steel chair from the crowd. He wound up and swung at Gregory,
but changed direction mid-swing and took out Reyes! He offered
up the pin to Gregory, and 3 seconds later, Dennis Gregory
became the only FOUR time IWC Champion in the company's history!
He grabbed the microphone as Norm Connors demanded answers. He
revealed that he manipulated Norm into firing Shirley Doe and
Sebastian Dark while he was in Afghanistan. He revealed that he
manipulated Norm into firing Sterling James Keenan, thinking he
was restarting the Unholy Alliance. Connors said he was sorry
for two things: He was sorry he fired SJK, and he was sorry he
ever trusted Dennis Gregory. As Ricky Reyes came to following
the chair shot, he lunged at the duo in the ring, but Albright
and Gregory quickly put the boots to him. But, a familiar music
played, and out came the returning JON BOLEN! Bolen ran off
Albright and Gregory as the crowd welcomed him back and thanked
Reyes for his incredible 8-month title reign.
Why would Gregory trick Connors like that? While he left for
Afghanistan, he was stripped of the IWC World Heavyweight Title.
You may have seen on IWCwrestling.com that Gregory had an e-mail
set up for him to check while he was there. He also kept track
of the happenings in IWC. He sent e-mails to Norm Connors
suggesting he fire Doe and Dark, a thorn in his side for so
long, that way, they would no longer be in his way. Connors did.
Since he came back from overseas, he's been suggesting to
Connors that SJK would be starting a new Unholy Alliance to take
out IWC if he won the IWC World Heavyweight Title. Connors did,
leading to the plan that unfolded at Throwdown / Stay Down.
Gregory hired Brent Albright to assist in his plan, knowing that
Albright is known in some circles as a hired gun. And what was
Gregory's plan all along? That by hook or by crook, by any means
necessary, he would win back the IWC World Heavyweight Title
when he returned from Afghanistan. He contrived what could be
compared to a war strategy, using what he knew from his military
experience, to ensure that the title ended up back with him when
he returned. And, in what seems to be an unfortunate
circumstance, it has.
The final defense of the Super Indy Title was in a Four-Way
Super Indy Second Chance Scramble. "Balls Hot" Troy Lords used
his Champion's Choice stipulation to give three men who lost
their Super Indy Qualifying Matches a chance to win the title
from him in his last defense: Jason Gory, "Showtime" Eric Young,
and his longtime rival, "Fabulous" John McChesney. Young and
Lords quickly took advantage of McChesney's growing frustration
and the crowd turning against him, driving him crazy with the
jeers of the fans in the audience. But McChesney quickly
eliminated Young from the match. Young got a bit of revenge,
wearing McChesney's long coat on his way to the locker room.
McChesney was finally able to succeed where he's been failing
since January: he pinned Troy Lords. Lords was eliminated from
the match while holding the ropes. It finally came down to
McChesney and Jason Gory. McChesney dominated the match until
Gory was finally able to counter McChesney's Electric Chair
Driver and pin McChesney to win the IWC Super Indy Title!
McChesney's continuing frustration at not holding the Super Indy
Tile continues. He was finally able to pin the champion, but he
did not win the title. Although he had to hand the belt over
later in the night to his old rival Larry Sweeney, Gory's
short-lived glory adds his name to the legacy of the IWC Super
Indy Title lineage.
The IWC Tag Team Titles also changed hands on this evening.
There was set to be a six-team gauntlet match, with each team
randomly drawing different spots in the gauntlet. Chris
Maverick's team, the Heartbreakers, drew number one. Whenever
the team who drew number two came out, Michael Facade & the
debuting Johnny Gargano, they were stopped in the aisle by
Sexual Harassment. Justin Idol & Eric Xtasy explained that they
wanted to get their hands on Romeo & Antonio and would do
anything, even exchange their spot with the new team. They
agreed, and Harassment was able to get their hands on the
Heartbreakers! Idol scored the pin, advancing them to the next
team: The Cleveland Mafia.
The Mafia came out swinging, with Ray Rowe and Eric Xtasy
throwing heavy forearms back and forth. Justin Idol had J-Rocc
down and climbed to the top for a big senton, but J-Rocc moved
out of the waxy and J-Rocc rolled him up and pinned Idol, moving
the Mafia on to the next team.
The next team were The Hollywood Balds, who were able to attack
the Mafia from behind to take the advantage. But, the Mafia
ended their chances as Ray Rowe stretched Vendetta with his
variation on the STF.
Next up were the IWC Tag Team Champions The Gambino Brothers.
The referee let this one go a bit as Rocc & Rowe brawled all
around the building with Mickey & Marshall. J-Rocc and Mickey
fought around the building while Marshall & Rowe battled it out
in the ring. A super t-bone suplex later, Raymond Rowe pinned
Marshall Gambino, eliminating the tag team champions.
Finally, it was revealed that Harassment gave Facade & Gargano
the final spot in the gauntlet. The new team were obviously
worried about going into this match against one of the most
popular and destructive duos in IWC today. Rocc & Rowe dominated
the match, systematically taking out both Gargano & Facade. But
it seemed they took their eye off the ball. They looked past
Gargano and Facade as an easy win and got too cocky. As J-Rocc
tagged in to deliver the One Hitter Quitter to a downed Facade
to finally end the match, Gargano got a quick blind tag and flew
onto the "Big Daddy of Destruction" with a picture perfect
crossbody, and both men covered J-Rocc for the shocking win! As
the Mafia handed over the tag team belts, J-Rocc showed respect
to the new team and shifted their focus to "The Samoan
Submission Machine" Samoa Joe. Rocc called him out on behalf of
"The Baddest Man in IWC" Ray Rowe, who will be taking Joe on at
Summer Sizzler 4 on July 7th. He promised to personally prepare
Rowe for the battle and Joe better watch out, because "Rowe is
gonna kill you"!