Court Time Sports Center - Elizabeth, PA
Complete results from Joe Dombrowski
Bill Collier def. Bubba the Bulldog
Chris Madness def. Chest Flexor
IWC Tag Team Champions Irish Airborne (Dave & Jake Crist) def. Sexual
Harassment (Eric Xtasy & Justin Idol) in a best 2 out of 3 falls match
Nickie Valentino def. Joseph Brooks
Logan Shulo def. Jason Gory and Johnny Gargano in a Super Indy IX
The Cleveland Mafia (Ray Rowe & Shane Taylor) vs. Dean Radford & Facade
went to a double count-out
J-Rocc def. Jon Bolen via DQ in a #1 Contender's Match
IWC World Heavyweight Champion "DeeeeeeLicious" Jimmy DeMarco def.
Shiima Xion in an extreme rules match. Shane Douglas was the special
IWC entered into a brand new decade, a brand new administration,
and an exciting new direction with the official "Kickoff" on
Saturday, January 30 at the Court Time Sports Center in
Elizabeth, Pa. The night started with a blockbuster
announcement, as new IWC owner Chuck Roberts filled his
proverbial cabinet, by hiring the legendary "Franchise" Shane
Douglas as the new Director of Wrestling Operations. The always
opinionated Franchise was in the middle of explaining his vision
for IWC's future, when old nemesis Bubba the Bulldog returned to
IWC after an over year-long absence. Bubba correctly stated he
was the original founder of IWC, but then went on to voice his
displeasure over being left out of recent goings-on, and going
as far as threatening legal action to regain control of IWC!
Bubba's obsession with power, control, and The Franchise led to
Bubba losing focus and losing his return match against IWC
newcomer "Big Time" Bill Collier, but the loss did anything but
silence Bubba. Will Bubba be successful in overthrowing the
Chuck Roberts/Shane Douglas regime or will the new bosses find a
way to control the controversial founder?
The Franchise's night was far from over however, as he was given
the unenviable task of officiating our main event. Not only
that, he had the honor of bestowing a stipulation on the title
match, which he announced as Extreme Rules, as to eliminate any
controversial ending like we saw back in December. No stranger
to title controversies, Douglas was the perfect choice to
oversee the rematch of the most emotional and memorable title
match perhaps ever in IWC, as challenger Shiima Xion and
champion "DeeeLicious" Jimmy DeMarco took one another to the
limit and beyond one more time. This war of utmost personal and
professional stakes saw the use of steel chairs, our steel
entrance ramp, and even thousands of piercing metal thumbtacks.
Both men tasted the pain of the thumbtacks, but ultimately it
was Jimmy DeMarco using a C4 on Shiima, snapping the neck of the
ex-champion off of an unfolded steel chair, to miraculously
retain the championship, continuing one of the most well-earned
and deserved title reigns in recent memory.
Our tag team title match had much less of a feel-good ending as
Vicki Gambino, with her brothers forced out of IWC forever,
proudly led in record-breaking longest reigning tag champs in
IWC history, Dave & Jake Crist, Irish Airborne, for the match
against the incomparable Sexual Harassment, Eric Xtasy & Justin
Idol, under 2/3 Falls rules to prevent some of the lucky breaks
and fluke pins that Airborne had benefited from countless times.
Before the match, Eric shockingly announced his plans to qualify
for the annual Super Indy Tournament this upcoming May, yet that
mindset may have been a detriment on this night. Airborne scored
Fall 1 with a second rope powerbomb to Xtasy, knocking him
unconscious and rendering him unable to continue the bout. As
the doctor tended to Eric, Idol was left 2-on-1 with the Crists,
and despite Idol's undaunted determination, no one man could
overcome a team such as Irish Airborne, who defeated Idol to win
the match in two straight falls. The Airborne divided and
conquered the most decorated dynasty in IWC history in dominant
fashion, cementing the fact that despite the shortcuts and lucky
breaks, they are still one of the best tag team anywhere today.
Super Indy champion Super Hentai was unable to compete due to a
recent surgery, but sat ringside to view the Super Indy
Qualifying bout, a three-way match between former champions
Johnny Gargano, Jason Gory, and the lone man without Super Indy
experience Logan Shulo. Shulo, ever growing in confidence, and
expanding both his musical repertoire and his mind, was able to
pull off an opportunistic victory by pinning Gargano and
officially earning his spot in Super Indy 9 this May. However,
being how he has never competed in Super Indy before, Shulo will
now have to field the question of "Are You Expirienced" enough
to win the Super Indy Title? Meanwhile, Shiima Xion emerged to
once again dress down former tag partner Gory for his loss.
Hentai attempted to step in to defend Gory, and Shiima had some
less than kind remarks for the Super Indy Innovator as well.
What is going through the mind of Jason Gory and how will Gory
or Hentai respond to Shiima Xion's remarks?
"Big Daddy of Destruction" J-Rocc found a way around the
ultra-intense Jon Bolen to earn an opportunity at the IWC Title
this March in Clearfield, but he did anything but earn it. As
Bolen seemed to have the match won, J-Rocc's Cleveland Mafia
partner in crime Ray Rowe emerged from the crowd with a steel
chair. As we all anticipated Rowe to clobber Bolen after their
heated wars of late last year that are still far from resolved,
Rowe swerved us all and struck J-Rocc in view of the official!
After a moment of confusion it was clear what we had seen...
Rowe had struck J-Rocc in order to get Bolen disqualified and
J-Rocc deemed the winner. An angry Bolen still had a Meltdown in
store for his foe, and who knows what wrath he had contained
inside him for when Jon Bolen and Ray Rowe meet one-on-one.
The open challenge of The Cleveland Mafia, Ray Rowe & the 375 lb
Shane Taylor, was answered by the unique combination of former
IWC champion Dean Radford & former co-holder of the tag titles
Michael "The Bomber" Facade. With all four out to prove a point
and make a big time statement in the new era IWC, things
deteriorated into mass chaos, with all four men brawling in the
crowd. The official had no choice but to throw the match out and
declare it a no-contest. Will there be another meeting between
these four men down the line?
IWC's very first proving ground match saw two men new to the IWC
battle it out to earn a potential place on IWC's roster. This
outing saw a young gutsy man by the name of Nickie Valentino
emerge into the big ocean of IWC by defeating "The Riot, The
Ruckus, and The Rock" Joseph Brooks. A win for Valentino here
doesn't guarantee him a loss, nor does a loss guarantee Brooks
to be on the outs, that decision ultimately lies with management
and most importantly the fans. However, an impressive outing by
both and great way to kick off what should be a most unique and
Another debuting star in IWC was Chris Madness. This three
hundred-plus pounder has an impressive high school & college
athletic background, and has been utilizing his gifts very well
over his past two year professional wrestling career. Madness
made an immediate statement by polishing off cult sensation
Chest Flexor in short order.