OCTOBER 2017, WEEK 1
Show Rating: 81
Peter Michaels and Tom Townsend
We kicked off this edition of North Of The Border Pro Wrestling: Championship Wrestling with 'The Man Without Fear' Sonny Wildside heading to the ring... The NOTBPW Television Champion was invited to sit at ringside for the opening contest, by his opponent at October Obliteration: 'Mainstream' James Hernandez... Hernandez believes that he's going to beat Wildside this Saturday, after he selected a 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match for the stipulation for the match... That is despite Wildside defeating him by 3 falls to 0 in their recent 'Scramble Match'... Wildside pulled out a steel chair and sat in front of the announce desk...
Winner: 'Mainstream' James Hernandez
'All Business' Harrison Hash
[vs] 'Mainstream' James Hernandez
James Hernandez and Harrison Hash put on the Match of the Night here, and were both impressive for the 11 minutes that they battled for. Hernandez had a point to prove tonight, and he constantly looked over to Sonny Wildside to show him how good he is! But it almost cost him in the end, because when he looked over to Wildside, he took his eye off Hash, and Hash locked him up in the 'Montreal Deep Sleeper'! Luckily for Hernandez, he was close enough to the ropes to break the hold. He then exploded into life and hit his 'Apparition #14' Spear, and Hash was beaten!
Finish: 'Apparition #14' (Spear)
After the match, James Hernandez told Sonny Wildside to keep watching, and the former NOTBPW Television Champion waited for Harrison Hash to rise to his feet... Hernandez then delivered a Super Kick right under the jaw of the veteran, and fell into another cover... He counted to three himself, but he could have counted to one hundred... Hash was knocked clean out!! Hernandez then stood up, and shouted at Sonny Wildside that it would be that easy for him this Saturday at October Obliteration... He'll get two quick pins, with two different moves, and the match would be over in a flash... and then Hernandez can take back 'his' NOTBPW Television Championship!!
Ahead of the next match, the announce team informed us that Primed For Progress (Cameron Vessey and Christian Price) the NEW NOTBPW Tag Team Champions WILL make a Title defence this Saturday at October Obliteration... Their opponents will be the men they attacked last week on Championship Wrestling: Thrill Seeker and 'Cut Throat' Trent Shaffer!! An interesting duo with bags of experience, for Seeker, he has particular experience in the tag team division, and knows Vessey and Price very well... Tonight, they were in action too, taking on Donte Dunn and Erik Strong in something of a 'warm-up match'... For Dunn and Strong, it was an opportunity to defeat the Number One Contenders for the Titles!!
Winners: Trent Shaffer & Thrill Seeker
Finish: 'Heart Burn' (Chest Stomp)
After their victory, Trent Shaffer and Thrill Seeker were joined in the ring by the man who came to their aid against Edd Stone, Tim Westybrook, Bryan Vessey, Cameron Vessey and Christian Price last week: 'The Ace' Aaron Andrews... Andrews strolled to the ring, and congratulated Shaffer and Seeker on their win... He then also wished them luck against Vessey and Price as they will challenge this Saturday, for the NOTBPW Tag Team Titles... But Andrews had a challenge of his own to make... He called Edd Stone a 'snake', and the only way to keep a snake from escaping and causing anarchy, is to contain it!! So this Saturday, Aaron Andrews versus Edd Stone... in a STEEL CAGE MATCH!!
If that match goes ahead, it'll be the second Steel Cage Match of the night... October Obliteration is known for its Cage Matches, and there are normally at least three... So far this year, we have Wade Orson versus POISON happening inside a Cage, and now Aaron Andrews and Edd Stone battling 1 on 1 for the third time in 2017, in what will be a 'rubber match' between the youngsters... Will we get a third Cage Match...?! Perhaps later tonight, we'll find out...
We did learn however, that regardless of who wins when Trent Shaffer and Thrill Seeker battle Cameron Vessey and Christian Price this Saturday, we're going to need new Number One Contenders for the NOTBPW Tag Team Titles... So next week, here on NOTBPW Championship Wrestling, four teams are going to fight in a four corners tag team elimination match!! Former Champions: Bad Reputation, will compete against The American Blondes... The Ring Generals... and the team known as Mayhem... The winner, will go to the next pay-per-view in October Week 4: NOTBPW ANARCHY!!
Winner: 'The Monster' Gargantuan
'The Anvil' Mark Griffin
[vs] 'The Monster' Gargantuan
As one sided a match as they come here. 'The Anvil' Mark Griffin weighs 248lbs but Gargantuan made him look like he weight half that as 'The Monster' threw him around the ring. After about four minutes, 'Mighty' Danny Cavanagh arrived on the scene, and Gargantuan was angered by his arrival. Cavanagh could only watch as Gargantuan hit his 'Ultimate Backbreaker'!
Finish: 'Ultimate Backbreaker' (Military Press Drop onto Knee)
Danny Cavanagh stayed well out of Gargantuan's way as 'The Monster' left the ring... As he got to the stage, Cav had a microphone, and told him to stop where he was... 'Mighty' Cavanagh tried to explain his reason for being out there... He tried to insist that he arrived only to make sure Mark Griffin didn't win, a comment that drew laughter from the fans, from Gargantuan, and from the announce team... But Cav persisted... He said that HE wants to be the one to beat Gargantuan... and that nobody else should get the chance...
Danny Cavanagh: I'll be watching closely this Saturday Gargantuan... and if I feel like Angry Gilmore is getting too close... you know what I'll do... BUT... I want him to HURT you... soften you up real nice for me... I'm not fighting him tonight... He has enough on his plate against Jack DeColt... and I am NOT ducking him... I want Gargantuan, and that's IT... Nobody else... I won't fight anybody else until I get 'The Monster' 1 on 1 again!!
Speaking of Jack DeColt, 'The Wild Man' himself was backstage next, talking to Katie Cameron... Jack claimed he had a new Nephew in Logan, and welcomed him to the family... He then started talking about Dan DaLay, saying how the big man runs his mouth... His comments were ill-timed, because DaLay, Derek Frost, and DaLay's son Robin were nearby, and overheard him... A fight almost broke out, but Logan arrived just in time to keep the peace... Dan DaLay was angry though, and he told Logan that he's a DaLAY... Not a damn DeCOLT...!! Logan looked torn, as Derek Frost and Robin DaLay took big Dan out of there, and Logan held his Uncle Jack DeColt back... This Saturday at October Obliteration, Dan DaLay and Jack DeColt will go 1 on 1 for the first time since they signed for NOTBPW!!
Winner: 'Awesome' Wade Orson
'Awesome' Wade Orson
[vs] 'The Silent Threat' John Maverick
w/ Julian Watson
Since signing for NOTBPW, Wade Orson has been targeted by both Lord James King and POISON. He's overcome both challenges so far, but has POISON again this Saturday at October Obliteration. Tonight was an altogether different challenge, but John Maverick targeted a body part Orson's left knee. He believed, according to the announce team, that if Orson's knee was taken out, he couldn't 'kip-up' to hit his finisher. The principle might have been right, but in practice it was hard to keep the young Brit down for long. In the end, he did
hit his 'Bounce Back' finishing move, and he scored a hard-fought win.
Finish: 'Bounce Back' (Kip Up DDT)
After the match was over, the man known as POISON hit the ring, and waited for Wade Orson to turn around... Julian Watson provided the distraction, and kept Orson's attention away from POISON... But as Orson turned to face his attacker, and POISON was ready to unleash his 'Green Mist', John Maverick slowly stood up behind Orson... The 'Green Mist' flew out of POISON's mouth, just as Orson ducked, and in a perfectly timed moment, Maverick stood up!! The veteran tag team specialist was covered all over his face by the mist, and he was furious... So was Julian Watson, and so was POISON... but Wade Orson had escaped unscathed, and with no mist on his face!! This Saturday, he'll battle POISON one last time, inside a Steel Cage!!
Backstage, 'Shooter' Sean Deeley was talking to his friends Dean Waldorf and Marv Statler: The Ring Generals... Deeley was angry about Ernest Youngman's actions from last week, when he BEAT Deeley, and then stormed to the back... Deeley hasn't heard from his young 'protege' all week, and he was upset... Waldorf and Statler didn't know what to make of the situation, and asked if perhaps Deeley was too harsh on him... This comment, from Waldorf, caused Deeley to go from upset to downright furious... He said that Youngman needed 'tough love', and it worked, because he won... somehow... Deeley slammed a nearby locker with his fist, and stormed out of the room... The Ring Generals looked a little bit torn... None of 'The Shooters' have a match this Saturday, so we'll probably have to wait until next week to see how this story develops...
Winner: Gino Montero w/ Luis Montero Jr.
w/ Luis Montero Jr. [vs] 'The Young Gun' Ricky DeColt
w/ Steve DeColt
If you thought last week's Ernest Youngman victory over Sean Deeley was a shock result, this match will blow it out of the water! Ricky DeColt is a former 2-time World Champion in CGC, and has improved dramatically as a performer in NOTBPW. But tonight, he was out-wrestled, and out-smarted by the young Mexican star: Gino Montero. Gino had the crowd behind him tonight, willing him on to win, but they never really thought he could. In truth, Ricky DeColt made just one mistake in the entire match, which was fairly open and even. As Gino came off the ropes, 'The Young Gun' dropped his head to deliver a back body drop. But Gino took the invitation, hopped on DeColt's shoulders, and hit his 'Destiny Explosion' finisher!
Finish: 'Destiny Explosion' (Canadian Destroyer)
In what was easily the biggest win of Gino Montero's short NOTBPW career, he and his elder brother Luis Montero Jr. celebrated in the ring, while Steve DeColt grabbed his brother Ricky and pulled him out under the bottom rope... A tough loss for Ricky to take tonight, but Gino Montero earned that win!! If the same happens on Saturday at October Obliteration, Los Monteros will catapult themselves right up the roster... Picking up a win over the 7-time World Champion: Steve DeColt will make them into stars straight away... The announce team continued to talk up the first ever DeColts versus Monteros tag team match, but they also had a mention for Ricky Dale Johnson... and his potential replacement at the booth...
Peter Michaels: So myself and Tom Townsend would like to offer our best wishes to the man who called me 'Maggles'... Ricky Dale Johnson... RDJ was, and always will be, my friend... my brother... and my go-to guy for incredible catchphrases and anecdotes... But now, it's on with the show...
Tom Townsend: It is MAGGLES... and joining us next week will be our NEW broadcast colleague... I haven't been told as yet who it'll be, but rumour has it, he's British!! So that should bring some much needed sophistication out here...
Angry Gilmore Winner: Angry Gilmore
[vs] 'Wild Man' Jack DeColt
Angry Gilmore has battled Steve DeColt 1 on 1, on his first night with the company, but this was his first match against 'Wild Man' Jack DeColt! In some ways, they are very similar in their fighting style, but when things get to the nitty gritty, and fists start to fly Jack DeColt prefers to brawl, while Angry Gilmore prefers to tackle you at the knees, and take you down! He did that to Jack tonight, and began pummelling his opponent with elbow strikes. He then locked him in an ankle lock, and then jumped on his back with a sleeper! Jack was able to run backwards and slam Gilmore into the corner, but as Jack turned around and ran forwards at Gilmore, he lifted his boot up, and knocked the DeColt brother down! Gilmore then hopped to the top rope, leapt high into the air, and delivered his patented 'Sky High Elbow' Drop!
Finish: 'Sky High Elbow'
After the match, Angry Gilmore asked for a microphone, because he had a message for his opponent for this Saturday: Gargantuan... Gilmore said that he knew he came close to beating 'The Monster' at The Scramble, but now it's time to be locked inside a steel cage with the NOTBPW Canadian Champion... He said he'd seen Gargantuan in the Total War structure... and he took some tips from that match... He said he'd watched HIS match against Gargantuan, and knows his weaknesses, and his strengths... and he thinks Gargantuan doesn't like confined spaces... But he also had another reason for wanting to be locked in there with Gargantuan...
Angry Gilmore: I don't wanna just lock Gargantuan IN... I want to lock Danny Cavanagh OUT...!! I know you want to be the 'one' that beats Gargantuan... But you had your chance to beat him... You had your chance to fight ME for your next opportunity... But you didn't take either of them... and if I see your fat, stupid, face near me and MY match... I'll kill you!!
A defiant Angry Gilmore soaked in the cheers from the fans as he stood on the second rope... He'll fight Gargantuan in a Cage Match this Saturday at October Obliteration... While the show was going off the air, the announce team confirmed that NOTBPW General Manager Alex DeColt would return to North of the Border Pro Wrestling next week on Championship Wrestling... He'll be here to clean things up after a chaotic couple of weeks, but also clear up the situation surrounding his SON, Logan... We found out last week that Alex Fathered a son at the age of 18, and the Mother, was Dan DaLay's sister Romy...!! They'll all be here next week, just four nights after October Obliteration...
James Hernandez [def.] Harrison Hash
Trent Shaffer & Thrill Seeker [def.] Donte Dunn & Erik Strong
Gargantuan [def.] Mark Griffin
Wade Orson [def.] John Maverick
Gino Montero [def.] Ricky DeColt
Angry Gilmore [def.] Jack DeColt
Those gits USPW put on a 100 rated instant classic 5 star match again this week... Tommy Cornell defeated Rich Money in the Main Event of their weekly show and it pulled a 100! It dragged their show rating up to 88 too, which is far better than NOTBPW's offering of 81... Our highest rated match was 81 too, and we only had two highly rated segments... I thought I had a good roster, but I'm struggling to score big and keep up with USPW, SOTBPW and SWF... Maybe I should have taken Tommy Cornell when I had the chance!! By the way, the USPW undercard was: Remo over Andre Jones (89), Sean McFly over Chris Caulfield (89), and The Wrath of God (Rogue) over Running Wolf (85)... Plus a 63 rated women's division match... Gahhh they're doing well!
Harrison Hash's contract is up at the end of the month, and I've decided not to renew it... It's a shame, as he's one I've always been a fan of... At 42, and one of our least over mid carders, he doesn't have much upside unfortunately... his last 2 or 3 matches will be used to give some popularity to some of my younger and rising stars... and some that just need a boost momentum/booking wise...