Resistance Pro's "Vulgar Display of Power" at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, IL, was another great night of wrestling action. R Pro continues to set the bar higher at each show.
Diablo Jones beat R Pro Head of Security Michael Bradley. Both men were making their R Pro in-ring debut.
Wayne Van Dyke defeated "The Last Rock Star" Eddie Graves
"The Silverback" Chris Hall outslugged Remi Wilkins in a smachmouth match.
In a Fatal 4 Way Match, using devious tactics, Jake O'Neill took the win over his servant Scotty "The Kid" Young, "Mr. M-80" Marshe Rockett and The Muay Thai Warrior Cobra.
Mickie Knuckles defeated Crazy Mary Dobson with a devastating top-rope improvised powerbomb/lungblower.
Wrestling legend Tracy Smothers , accompanied by Jessie Belle Smothers, issued an open challenge which was accepted by Colonel; Jesse Corgan, who presented the returning Dany Only. Smothers pulled out the win despite the interference by Corgan and Jesse's Girls (Camron Star and Lylah Lodge).
The Painkillers (with Eryn) won the "Golden Ticket" match be defeating the Two Star Heroes and Team I.O.U.
Da Soul Touchaz, Willie "da Bomb" Richardson and "Hot Chocolate" Acid Jaz, retained their tag titles by beating LockUp in a match where all managers were barred from ringside.
The Painkillers immediately cashed in their "Golden Ticket" and almost just as quickly lost to Da Soul Touchaz.
Fan favorites faced off as R Pro Women's champ beat Thunderkitty in a clean, yet tough match.
In a 3-on-3 hardcore match which pitted Mad Man Pondo, Tommy Dreamer and Raven against "The Male Model" Ashton Vuitton, Eric St. Vaughn and Brady Pierce, Raven was the deciding factor as he turned on teammate Dreamer, giving him "The Raven Effect DDT" and allowing Vuitton and his team to score the win.
Jocephus Brody, with Eve, retained his R Pro Heavyweight title by defeating former champ "The Ego" Robert Anthony and then offering to show him "the truth, the light and the way"
Resistance announced their next show on Saturday February 22nd with
GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS!
The 2nd Annual Samuel J. Thompson Memorial Tournament
The Barn at Arabian Knights Farm
6526 Clarendon Hills Road
Willowbrook, IL 60527
After the show, I got interviews and pictures with Remi Wilkins, Chris Hall, Colonel Jesse Corgan (almost, at least), Tommy Dreamer (with Scott Beatty and Jim Strong), Tracy Smothers (with Jim Strong), Jessie Belle Smothers, Miss Prig and Michale Bradley.