- 10/09/2012 (3:43:13 pm)
- Bob Mulrenin
NPWS Internet News Update For Week Of 10/8: Former WWE Star The Godfather Brings His "Ho' Train" To NPWS, NPWS Title Change, Big Surprise From Former ECW Star Balls Mahoney, More October & November Show Details, And More
Hello NPWS fans! This is your weekly update on what's happened, what is happening now, and what is going to happen soon in the nation's leading family-friendly pro wrestling promotion, National Pro Wrestling Superstars.
Upcoming Shows This Weekend
Friday night October 12th, NPWS returns to the Union, NJ Elks Lodge (281 Chestnut Street, in the Five Points Section, minutes from the Parkway and Route 22), with a 7:45pm bell time.
He was a former WWE Tag Team & Intercontinental & U.S. Champion, a former ECW Champion, and a recent star on TNA/Impact Wrestling TV... he's one-half of one of the most exciting pair of brothers in the history of pro wrestling... he's the one and only Matt Hardy, and he'll be stepping in the wrestling ring that night in Union.
And this former TV superstar will be part of a triple-threat match against two NPWS champions in a battle for ring supremacy. In one corner will be the arrogant and slick-talking NPWS Jersey Shore Champion "The Love Machine" Nicky Oceans, and in the other will be Union's own former NPWS Tag-Team Champion and current Junior Heavyweight Champion, "Jersey Shore Jock" Mike Dennis.
Another former TV superstar will be coming to Union, former ECW hardcore icon John "Balls" Mahoney... but he won't be wrestling. Instead, this irrepressible star will have an even bigger challenge that night... he will have to control four other wrestlers in the ring at the same time, as he will be a special guest enforcer referee for a huge tag-team grudge match, as big men "The Cold-Hearted Playa" Danny Demanto & Mister Nick Gregory take on the duo of the popular "Hillbilly" Justin Blackwell and Union home-town favorite and former NPWS Tag-Team Champion Chris D'Andrea.
And yet another pair of local favorites, Tough Tony Scorace & Steve "The Gipper" Gipke, will once again team up to take on rivals "Too Hot" Steve Scott & "Mr. Entertainment" J.D. Smoothie, in a "Falls-Count-Anywhere" Match (which will keep the fans on their toes as well as the wrestlers).
There will also be a "Brother vs. Brother" matchup between Ryan Angus and Kyle Angus, plus appearances by special guest manager Johnny Candido, Chris "Boom Boom" Powers, Nick Talent, Adam Eltooney, Alex Winter (formerly The Lonesome Dove), Snake-Eyes, The Wasp, and more.
Tickets are price at only $20 for adults and $17 for kids & seniors.
Saturday night October 13th, NPWS returns to the South Brunswick, NJ High School Gym (750 Ridge Road, minutes from U.S. Routes 1 and 130), with a 7:35pm bell time.
A literal cornucopia of pro wrestling stars will be coming to South Brunswick that night. One is a former WWE Tag Team & Intercontinental & U.S. Champion, a former ECW Champion, and a recent star on TNA/Impact Wrestling TV... he's one-half of one of the most exciting pair of brothers in the history of pro wrestling... he's the one and only Matt Hardy. Plus, another fellow WWE and ECW alumnus, a hardcore wrestling legend who was known as "The Innovator Of Violence", Tommy Dreamer, will be in action in South Brunswick.
And finally, making his first appearance for NPWS in a long time after battling illness will be a true wrestling legend, a WWE Hall-of-Famer and former World Heavyweight & Tag-Team Champion, and a star of many WrestleMania's (going back to the very first one), The Iron Sheik.
And, paying tribute to former WCW star Mortiss, the mysterious Mor-Ta-Da will also be coming to South Brunswick.
South Brunswick native son and former NPWS Jersey Shore Champion The Jersey Kidd will be in South Brunswick, and will team up with long-time partner "Retro Rocker" Rikki Roxx, as their team The Lords Of Rock And Roll goes for the ultimate prize, the NPWS Tag-Team Titles, when they take on reigning champions The 2 Rude Dudes, "Corrupted" Corey Havoc & Rampage Roger
There will also be appearances by other NPWS champions, including Cruiserweight Champion "Mr. Entertainment" J.D. Smoothie, Junior Heavyweight Champion "Jersey Shore Jock" Mike Dennis, and Jersey Shore Champion "The Love Machine" Nicky Oceans, plus other regional and local pro mat stars such as "The Cold-Hearted Playa" Danny Demanto, Eddie "Spaghetti" Franken, The Funky White Boy, "The White Urkel" B. Fehrm, Big Smith James, and much more.
Tickets are at the special discounted price of only $20 for the first two V.I.P rows at Ringside, $15 open Ringside seats, and $12 for Bleacher seats.
Tickets for this weekend's shows are available by calling the NPWS box office at (732) 888-1704. All major charge cards are accepted, and group rates are available for groups of ten or more. Remaining seats, if any, will go on sale at the door one hour before bell time.
Results From Last Weekend
NPWS returned to their favorite Jersey Shore venue, the Brick, NJ Elks Lodge, on Saturday night October 6th, with a solid Saturday night crowd packing the house to see their favorite pro wrestling stars.
Before the show, NPWS introduced their Guest Commissioner for the night, Johnny Candido (younger brother of the late former ECW & WWE & TNA star Chris Candido).Johnny promised he will keep a close eye on all the action tonight.
In the opening contest, a tag-team affair, NPWS Cruiserweight Champion "Mr. Entertainment" J.D. Smoothie & A.C. Kewl, amanged by Gigalo Joe Jones, took on rising NPWS star Merrill "The Prodigy: Richardson & The Atomic Dog. Smoothie and Kewl tried attacking Merrill and Atomic Dog before the match started, but they quickly turned the tables on them. The match then started in earnest, and Smoothie and Kewl quickly isolated the inexperienced Merrill and kept him in their corner for several minutes. But Merrill withstood the assault, and after avalanching Kewl in the cormer, he tagged in Atomic Dog who cleaned house on both opponents, powerslamming Kewl and F-5'ing Smoothie. Atomic Dog then tossed Kewl out of the ring and followed him out, and the two fought outside the ring. Back in the ring, Merrill hit a Stone Cold Stunner on Smoothie, but Joe Jones broke up the pin. While Atomic Dog was chasing off Joe Jones, Kewl flattened Merrill with an underhook side slam and Smoothie finished him off with a Leg Drop Across The Delaware, then Kewl covered him for the 1-2-3.
Winners: "Mr. Entertainment" J.D. Smoothie & A.C. Kewl
After the match, A.C. Kewl announced that this had been his final match, and after thirteen years he was stepping away from wrestling. The wrestlers and fans gave him a hearty farewell and a standing ovation.
The second match was another tag-team attraction as Team Champions (NPWS Junior Heavyweight Champion "Young Gun" Mike Dennis & NPWS Jersey Shore Champion "The Love Machine" Nicky Oceans) took on The Lords Of Rock And Roll ("Retro Rocker" Rikki Roxx & The Jersey Kidd). The match was a fast-paced nonstop affair. Roxx & Kidd dominated early, but the veterans Oceans and Dennis soon isolated Roxx and double-teamed him for several minutes. But after Oceans missed a Vader-bomb in the corner, Roxx tagged in Jersey Kidd who cleaned house on both opponents and took Oceans down with a flying lariat. Dennis broke up the pin, and Oceans held The Kidd as Dennis aimed a superkick at him, but The Kidd ducked and Dennis' kick hit his own partner instead. The Kidd leveled Dennis with a superkick, and took down the still-groggy Oceans with a Flatliner and got the 1-2-3.
Winners: The Lords Of Rock And Roll
An angry Oceans had words with his partner Dennis, and the two began shoving each other in anger, before a disgusted Oceans left the ring on his own.
The third match was one of three grudge matches from the last Ocean County show, as Strife took on Corrupted Youth. The two rivals were both dressed in combat camouflage and clearly ready for combat, which the two engaged in from the start. After a back and forth battle, Strife had Corrupted Youth down on the mat, and he put on his flak jacket and went to the top rope to deliver a splash, but Youth got his boot up into Strife's face as he came down. Youth battled back with a flurry of offense, but when Strife went for a flying spin kick, Youth ducked and the referee was knocked down instead. Strife took advantage and low-blowed Youth, then pulled a bag of powder out of his tights and blasted Youth in the face with a handful. He covered Youth as the still-groggy referee counted 1-2-3.
Acting Commissioner Johnny Candido immediately was at ringside, and quoted the NPWS rules that a Guest Commissioner can overturn one match decision, and this match cried out for justice, and he ordered the decision reversed. A furious Strife argued with Johnny, to no avail.
Winner (by disqualification after reversal of referee's decision): Corrupted Youth
The fourth match was another grudge match from the last Ocean County show, as NPWS Tag-Team Champion "Corrupted" Corey Havoc & "The Final Freebird" Damien Darling & "Mr.Varsity" Jeff Noyze, managed by the sultry Savannah, took on the trio of Ray Ray Marz & Slayer & manager-turned-wrestler "Big 80's" Donnie V, with guest referee Jay Johnson. Before the match, Havoc called over Commissioner Johnny Candido and asked for a stipulation: If his team won, Donnie V. would never be allowed to wrestle in NPWS again. Johnny said that as long as Donnie V. could be an NPWS manager once again, which Havoc agreed to, that was fine. Donnie V. then asked for a stiplulation of his own: If his team won, Savannah would come out with former WWE star The Godfather as one of his Ho's. Despite Savannah's protests, Johnny said that stipulation would be in place as well.
The match finally began with Havoc and Slayer locking up, and Slayer's unpredictable style dominated Havoc. Marz and Damien tagged in, and Damien forced Marz into his team's corner, where they dominated Marz for several minutes, until Marz ducked a clothesline from Noyze and took the big man down with two powerful clotheslines and a running knee, and in his enthusiasm tagged in Donnie V. The inexperienced Donnie was quickly overwhelmed and triple-teamed by his opponents, but to his credit kicked out of multiple pin attempts. When Damien picked up Donnie for a powerbomb, Donnie wriggled out of it and tagged in Slayer, who cleaned house on all three opponents. Marz clotheslined Damien out of the ring, and he and Slayer knocked Noyze out with a double clothesline. Slayer then went to the top rope and took out both of them outside the ring with a flying body press. Back in the ring, Havoc took down Marz with an underhook backbreaker, but could only get a two-count. Furious, he began shoving Referee Johnson, who being a wrestler-in-training himself refused to be intimidated, shoved Havoc right back. During this exchange, Donnie V. had crawled back into the ring, and Johnson shoved Havoc so hard he tumbled backwards over Donnie. Donnie took advantage and rolled up Havoc in a schoolboy, and Johnson was only too happy to count 1-2-3.
Winners: Ray Ray Marz & Slayer & "Big 80's" Donnie V
As Donnie V. and his team celebrated the win, and Savannah screamed in horror at having to be one of The Godfather's Ho's, Havoc seized and pildrove Johnson into the mat, and he and Damien and Noyze stomped and kicked Johnson. Johnny Ringo ran into the ring to try and save Johnson, but his opponent for later Danny Demanto came out right after him, followed by former ECW & TNA star Julio Dinero, and the two attacked Ringo, until former WWE star The Godfather ran out to the ring and chased all the attackers out. As the attackers retreated, Havoc seized the microphone and challenged Jay Johnson to wrestle him one-on-one. Johnson accepted, and the match was made for the next Brick show in late January. The Godfather then took the microphone and told Julio Dinero that he had no idea what was in store for him when the two met later that evening. Godfather then invited Savannah into the ring and welcomed her as the newest member of his Ho' Train, and promised that the ladies who accompanied him to Brick would provide her with a suitable outfit.
During intermission, The Godfather posed for pictures in the ring with the fans, and NPWS celebrated birthdays.
The fifth match was a return grudge match for the NPWS Hardcore Championship, referee'd by former ECW hardcore icon John "Balls" Mahoney, as the newly-crowned champion from the last Ocean County show, "Bounty Hunter" Johnny Ringo, took on the challenger who attacked him right after that victory, "The Cold-Hearted Playa" Danny Demanto. Ringo came out armed to the teeth with a trash can full of weapons, but it was Demanto who attacked first, leveling Ringo with garbage can lids and tin plates, then dragging him over in front of his family and slashing his forehead with a cheese grater, busting him wide open. Demanto pounded on Ringo inside and outside the ring, and despite Ringo's refusal to quit and attempts at offense, the veteran Demanto dominated the early minutes of the match. Ringo finally turned the tables and fought out of a kendo-stick-choke by Demanto and powerslammed him, and then avalanched him in a corner and powerbomed him onto a trash can, but could only get a two-count. Demanto then seized a pair of handcuffs, leveled Ringo with them, then proceeded to handcuff Ringo to the ropes and smack him with a kendo stick. Demanto then seized a chair and threatened to finish off Ringo completely. As he raised the chair, Balls Mahoney seized it out of Demanto's hands, and told him that he was *not* going to smash Ringo with the chair, then in a move which stunned the crowd, Balls announced that *he* was going to do it instead, and clocked Ringo on the head with the chair, shocking the crowd into silence. Balls then took the key to the handcuffs and unlocked them. As the unconscious Ringo slumped to the mat, Demanto covered him and Balls counted 1-2-3.
Winner and *NEW* NPWS Hardcore Champion: "The Cold-Hearted Playa" Danny Demanto
Johnny Candido was immediately at ringside as the officials gave the bloody Ringo medical attention. Since he could not reverse this decision, he instead made the bold move of challenging Demanto and Balls to a match at the next Brick show in January against himself and Johnny Ringo. Balls and Demanto accepted, and Balls and Johnny charged at each other and brawled with punches and kicks, requiring the entire cadre of NPWS officials and Security staff to separate them as they repeatedly charged at each other.
After the ring area was cleaned up and cleared of debris from the last match, it was time for the Main Event, as former ECW and TNA star Julio Dinero, with manager Gigalo Joe Jones, took on former WWE star The Godfather, who was announced as being accompanied by his Ho' Train of the lovely Miss Michelle and Savannah. Only Miss Michelle came out with him, but she ran to the back and dragged out a reluctant Savannah, who still insisted she was a real lady and was only doing this under protest. Julio was reluctant to get in the ring and lock up with the bigger and stronger Godfather, but he finally did, and used a cheap kick to the gut to go on the offensive early. Godfather quickly powered up and tossed Julio out of the ring. Julio returned and locked up Godfather with wrestling holds, but Godfather quickly out-powered Julio again. Joe Jones distracted Godfather long enough for Julio to land a low blow on Godfather and stayed on the offensive for several minutes, but when Julio went for a moonsault to finish off Godfather, he rolled out of the way and Julio hit nothing but mat. Godfather went to town on Julio, then tossed him into the corner. Each man went for a Ho' Train avalanche and missed, then Godfather connected on his second attempt, and then rolled up Julio for the three-count.
Winner: The Godfather
The Godfather then invited his Ho' Train to come to the ring and celebrate his victory with him, but Joe Jones also jumped into the ring to save Savannah from further embarassment. Godfather seized Jones and threatened to deck him, but Savannah jumped between Godfather and Jones to protect him. Savannah stopped and looked at the much bigger and stronger Godfather, and realized that protecting Jones wasn't worth it anymore, and she and Miss Michelle sent Jones to the canvas with twin elbows, and Savannah made a show of covering Jones as the referee counted a symbolic 1-2-3 for Savannah. Godfather then celebrated the victory with Savannah & Miss Michelle as the show closed.
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Other Upcoming Shows
Saturday night October 20th, NPWS returns to the the Manville, NJ V.F.W. Hall (600 Washington Avenue, just off Main Street, minutes from Routes 22 and 287), with a 7:35pm bell time.
This venue has seen some of the most unique moments in pro wrestling over the years, and the main event for this much-anticipated show will have two wrestlers for whom the description "unique" is a major understatement. In one corner will be stone-faced ghastly Mor-Ta-Da (a tribute character to former WCW star Mortiss), and in the other corner, the flamboyant, outrageous, and downright strange former WWE TV superstar and Intercontinental Champion, making a rare area appearance, Dustin Runnels, better known to the fans as the one and only Goldust.
In addition to this huge main event, there is a huge rivalry between two big men that will explode in Manville, as northeast veteran and bad boy "The Cold-Hearted Playa" Danny Demanto will go one-on-one with local favorite Jeff "Cannonball" Guerrero. Their last meeting in central Jersey, on opposite sides of a tag-team match, was nothing short of violent, and NPWS management has decided to let these two settle their differences once and for all.
The NPWS Tag-Team Titles will also be on the line in Manville as local favorites The Lords Of Rock And Roll ("Retro Rocker" Rikki Roxx & The Jersey Kidd) will attempt to take the belts from the veteran two-time champions The 2 Rude Dudes ("Corrupted" Corey Havoc & Rampage Rogers). NPWS Cruiserweight Champion "Mr. Entertainment" J.D. Smoothie will also be in action, along with former champion "G.Q." Myke Quest, Chikara Wrestling star Frightmare, Eddie "Spaghetti" Franken, Chris "Boom Boom" Powers, Mister Stars And Stripes, Rich "Ice Pick" Lowinski, and much more.
Tickets are only $20 for adults, $18 for kids and seniors.
Friday night October 26th, NPWS returns to Carteret, NJ's Divine Mercy Parish Hall (213 Pershing Avenue, just off Washington & Roosevelt Avenues, minutes from the Turnpike), with a 7:45pm bell time.
And as everyone knows, it's Halloween weekend, and nobody is better at giving the fans an assortment of scary and downright unusual characters than NPWS. And that night in Carteret will be no different, as NPWS presents "Haunted Halloween Hysteria", with a battle between two certified monsters, as the stone-faced and ghastly Mor-Ta-Da (a tribute character to the former WCW star Mortiss) goes one-on-one with the worm-eating former WWE star who is coming to get him (and you if you're not careful), The Boogeyman.
NPWS Cruiserweight Champion "Mr. Entertainment" J.D. Smoothie and NPWS Junior Heavyweight Champion "The Love Machine" Nicky Oceans will also see ring time in Carteret, along with veteran tri-state area stars Eric Corvis and "The Cold-Hearted Playa" Danny Demanto, and much more, including special guest manager Firefighter Joe Davis.
Plus, as it's Halloween weekend, there will be a Halloween Costume Contest, with prizes for kids and adults.
Tickets are price at only $20 for adults and $17 for kids & seniors.
Saturday night October 27th, NPWS returns to Long Branch, NJ's Seashore Broadway Gym (404 Broadway, just off Route 36, minutes from the Parkway), with a 7:35pm bell time.
And as everyone knows, it's Halloween weekend, and nobody is better at giving the fans an assortment of scary and downright unusual characters than NPWS. And that night in Long Branch will be no different, as NPWS presents "Haunted Halloween Hysteria", with a battle between two certified monsters, as the stone-faced and ghastly Mor-Ta-Da (a tribute character to the former WCW star Mortiss) goes one-on-one with the worm-eating former WWE star who is coming to get him (and you if you're not careful), The Boogeyman.
NPWS Jersey Shore Champion "Jersey Shore Jock" Mike Dennis will be in Long Branch, and will have a scary encounter of his own, as he will defend his title in a triple threat match against two former champions who would love nothing better than to trick Dennis and treat themselves to his title, The Jersey Kidd and "The Love Machine" Nicky Oceans.
There will also be a rare inter-gender tag-team match signed at NPWS' last area show, as Long Branch area favorites and brother & sister rising stars Merrill "The Prodigy" Richardson & Nikki "Rich" Richardson have a frightening challenge of their own, as they take on the dangerous veteran duo of "The Cold-Hearted Playa" Danny Demanto and Alicia.
Plus, as it's Halloween weekend, there will be a Halloween Costume Contest, with prizes for kids and adults, and much more.
Tickets are price at only $20 for adults and $17 for kids & seniors.
Friday night November 2nd, NPWS returns to Middletown, NJ's Thorne Middle School Gym (70 Murphy Road in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, minutes from Routes 35 & 36 and the Parkway), with a 7:45pm bell time.
Headlining this long-awaited return to Middletown will be the first-ever area appearance of former WWE U.S. Champion & former ECW Champion & TNA star, and recent MMA star Bobby Lashley. And true to form, Lashley will be competing in a "Loser Must Tap Out" Match against an opponent yet to be named.
In addition to Lashley, another former ECW and TNA star will be appearing in Middletown, the devious Julio Dinero, with his equally devious and beautiful manager Miss Michelle.
There will also be an NPWS Heavyweight Title rematch, an NPWS Tag-Team Title Match, and a "Students Vs. Teachers" tag-team grudge match, plus much more.
Tickets are price at only $21 for ringside seats and $19 for bleacher seats.
Saturday night November 3rd, NPWS returns to Edison, NJ's St. Matthews Parish Gym (81 Seymour Avenue, minutes from Routes 1 and 27), with a 7:35pm bell time.
Headlining this long-awaited return to Edison will be the first-ever area appearance of former WWE U.S. Champion & former ECW Champion & TNA star, and recent MMA star Bobby Lashley. And true to form, Lashley will be competing in a "Loser Must Tap Out" Match, against not just one opponent, but two.
There will also be an NPWS Cruiserweight Title Match, an Edison Police vs. Edison Firefighters Battle Royal, and much more.
Tickets are price at only $20 for ringside seats and $18 for bleacher seats.
Tickets for all upcoming shows are available by calling the NPWS box office at (732) 888-1704. All major charge cards are accepted, and group rates are available for groups of ten or more.
Keep reading this publication, as more details will be announced in the coming weeks.
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