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FINAL CARD FOR PWO LIVE FEB 20 IN CLEVELAND AT HISPANIC YOUTH CENTER
Pro Wrestling Ohio’s next live event takes place THIS Saturday night, February 20, back at the Hispanic UMADAOP Youth Center (formerly St. Michael’s Gruss Hall), located at 3115 Scranton Road, Cleveland, Ohio, 44109, the site of our memorable Finale card this past December. Tickets are available NOW at our online store, www.PWOwrestling.com/catalog, with prices at $15 for VIP front row tickets, and $10 for General Admission. Tickets will also be available at the building the night of the event. This WILL be a taping for PWO TV on Sports Time Ohio so bring the entire family, all your signs, and plenty of enthusiasm and prepared to be seen on a nationwide basis.
Our usual complete near three-hour event kicks off at 7:30 pm, with the following?
PWO CHAMPIONSHIP: ?WHOLE SHEBANG? JOHNNY GARGANO vs. ?MEGASTAR? MARION FONTAINE
Gargano’s difficult road as champion continues, however now he is opposed by a man who feels oppressed by PWO management. After another disappointing no-show from his long-time partner Noj the Wild Samoan, Fontaine unleashed a barrage of frustration and aggression recently on television, as he officially proclaimed Fontaine’s Freaks dead and buried, and blamed PWO management for talking him into associating himself with ?losers? for the ?good publicity? that would come with it. Fontaine lashed out at members of management, and proclaimed that from here on out we would see the real Marion Fontaine. It did not take Fontaine long to find an opportunistic opening and qualify for a PWO Championship match, perhaps adding credence to his words. Gargano, meanwhile continues to accept challenges by all comers and everyone management deems a top contender, as Johnny is determined to be a fighting champion. Can Fontaine make up for what he feels is two years stuck in career purgatory or can Johnny Gargano continues a remarkable and exerting heavyweight title reign?
TITLE TOURNAMENT TURMOIL: M-DOGG 20 MATT CROSS & JASON BANE vs. PWO TV CHAMPION ?AMAZING? N8 MATTSON & ?BIG BEAR? BENJAMIN BOONE
Recently, PWO management announced an 8-man weekend long tournament to crown a new #1 contender for the PWO Championship, selecting eight of the rapidly growing most deserving contenders that have announced their intentions to compete for PWO’s top prize. Here, we will see four of the men confirmed for that tournament as of now compete in tag competition. N8 & Boone are a well-oiled machine as ?The Sons of Michigan? and have been on a role, with Boone still unpinned since aligning with Mattson, and Amazing N8 capturing the PWO Television Title this past week on television. Meanwhile, M-Dogg has vied for a return PWO Title match ever since being screwed out of the gold last year, and Jason Bane, despite a hefty Bounty on his head calling for the end of his career, has set his sights back on PWO gold as well. However, with the opportunity at a title shot looming just weeks away, added with the fact Bane can trust NO ONE due to the $10,000 bounty on his head, how will either of these teams co-exist? Will they focus on solidarity or individual success? And perhaps most important, who will have much-needed momentum building into the tournament next month at the Cleveland Autorama?
GREGORY IRON & HOBO JOE vs. ERIC RYAN & COREY WINTERS
We saw these two teams battle recently on television, with Iron victimized by a vengeful Bobby Beverly, yet still regrouping to lead to the first win of the Gregory Iron/Hobo Joe tandem in PWO. The ?Handicapped Hero? and ?Dumpster Dweller? are looking to build enough momentum to eventually challenge Sex Appeal for the PWO Tag Titles after how much the superficial superstars have wronged the inspirational underachievers. Ryan & Winters, meanwhile, feel underappreciated and misunderstood in PWO, and feel they have a plan to succeed. Will Ryan & Winters win this latest chapter of this tag rivalry or will Iron & Hobo use their disdain of Sex Appeal and motivation for retribution to climb to another feel-good victory?
The Clash’s BRIAN BENDER vs. Puerto Rican Wrecking Crew’s ISAAC MONTANA
This past December, The Clash’s divide & conquer strategy that led to the injuring and departure of such legends as Greg ?The Hammer? Valentine & Jim ?The Anvil? Neidhart finally caught up to them when the debuting Puerto Rican Wrecking Crew, Isaac Montana & Luis Diamante, apparently gave The Clash a case of karma, when they injured Ernie Ballz prior to a tag title match. That injury, and subsequent loss of the championships, drove a wedge between Ballz & Bender that seems to still be far from mended. Bender feels Ballz showed weakness and dropped the ball by letting his guard down, and now is out for revenge. Montana is still new to the PWO scene but is so proud to be in Pro Wrestling Ohio and represent not just Puerto Rico, but all of Latin America. Isaac is always ready to fight for what he believes in, and was quick to accept this challenge from Bender. Will Brian Bender avenge his tag title loss or can Montana gain a measure of momentum for the Puerto Rican Wrecking Crew?
KRIMSON vs. NOJ THE WILD SAMOAN
Krimson, a dark and brooding individual intent on unleashing ten years of inner angst and hostility onto everyone that opposes him, has only become more intimidating and unstable as his appearances on television grow. It appears his victim this month is PWO’s sympathetic Samoan, who is, to say the least, in a less than positive relationship with Marion Fontaine at the moment. Can the 350+ pounder stand up to the unstable wrath of Krimson or will we see another casualty?
?GREATEST THING GOING TODAY? MIKE TOLAR vs. OMEGA AARON DRAVEN
Mike Tolar claims to be the rightful uncrowned PWO Heavyweight Champion, claiming he would be the titleholder today if not for a string of bad luck, all of which he blames on his hapless gullible lackey Ben Fruith, rather than place any blame on himself. Tolar has the opportunity to live up to this self-proclaimed moniker this Saturday against the man coming off of a very successful PWO Television Title reign, and looking to place himself directly in line for a return match against the man who dethroned him recently, ?Amazing? N8 Mattson. Who will come out on top of this battle between former champion and would-be champion?
BOBBY BEVERLY vs. BEN FRUITH
Bobby Beverly, fresh off of the match of his career against Johnny Gargano, is said to be in none too good a mood thanks to how Hobo Joe and especially Gregory Iron factored into his championship attempt. As a result, it seems Beverly and Mike Tolar have reached a deal to where Beverly can blow off some proverbial steam, while at the same time Fruith’s ?punishment? for allegedly letting Tolar down can continue. What frame of mind will Bobby Beverly be in and how will he react to the most important opportunity of his life slipping through his fingers?
?TRUE TALENT? BOBBY SHIELDS w/Dawn Decadence vs. MICHAEL ?THE BOMBER? FA?ADE
Bobby Shields of Sex Appeal has reigned as one-third of the PWO Tag Champions ever since the end of 2009, using a contract loophole that allows ANY member of the faction to defend the titles. On this night, Shields steps back into singles competition against PWO’s graffiti artist and suburban terrorist Michael ?The Bomber? Fa?ade. Fa?ade has history spraypainting, also known as ?tagging?, buildings, bridges, and cars, but could you imagine would may happen if Fa?ade could tag one of the PWO Tag Champions? Can Fa?ade score the biggest win of his PWO career or can Bobby Shields protect his allegedly perfect appearance from a Michael Fa?ade makeover?
MATTHEW JUSTICE vs. NICKI VALENTINO w/Dawn Decadence
Another Sex Appeal member sees singles action as the youngest of the faction, Nicki Valentino, does battle with a PWO veteran in the high-flying Matthew Justice. Justice has been on a bit of a roll of late, and should he continue here, he can lay claim to pinning one of PWO’s three tag team champions. Can Justice keep it up or can Valentino continue to prove his worth as, in spite of his quirks, a force to be reckoned with in Sex Appeal?
Also, don?t forget that we will host a special one-hour bonus matinee event at 1:00 pm, also to take place at the Hispanic Youth Center. Proceeds from this event go DIRECTLY to the Youth Center, so make sure to stop on by early and support and help out the area youths and community by being a part of this special bonus attraction that WILL be taped for television!
Already signed for this afternoon matinee –
NON-TITLE BOUT: PWO CHAMPION JOHNNY GARGANO vs. MICHAEL ?THE BOMBER? FA?ADE
Champion Gargano has met the Surburban terrorist in his travels in the past, both as an opponent and a partner, but never have the two athletes crossed paths in PWO. Fa?ade has shown heart, dedication, and courageousness in accepting matches against the absolute best of PWO and beyond over the past few months, and no matter a win or loss, always delivers maximum effort and leaves crowds stunned with his combination or disciplined martial arts and breathtaking athleticism. Gargano is working through the roughest schedule any PWO titleholder has ever had to endure, with challenges and matches surfacing on a near-constant basis. While Fa?ade has not earned an official shot at champion Gargano, he’s earned the right to prove he is deserving of such an opportunity, and a win here would add another name to a still-growing list of title contenders. Can Michael Fa?ade pull off a career win or will Johnny Gargano overcome another challenge?
PWO TAG TEAM TITLES: SEX APPEAL vs. PUERTO RICAN WRECKING CREW
This past December, Sex Appeal used legal threats and contract loopholes to insert themselves into the Puerto Rican Wrecking Crew’s tag team title opportunity, almost literally sneaking in the back door and stealing the gold for themselves. The Puerto Rican Wrecking Crew felt cheated, and PWO management agreed! Sex Appeal have stated they have chosen Bobby Beverly & Nicki Valentino to be the two representatives of the team to defend the titles in this instance, though as always that could change at a moment’s notice. However, the Puerto Rican Wrecking Crew are a very proud people, and if they go down, they want to go down fighting. Will the Crew score the win they felt they were robbed of in December? Or can Sex Appeal prove that they are more than just conniving opportunists?
GREGORY IRON & HOBO JOE vs. ERIC RYAN & COREY WINTERS
At the demand of all four men, another tag battle has been signed in this rapidly escalating rivalry. Iron & Hobo are looking long-term at tag team title glory, Ryan & Winters are still in search of their identity, that one defining moment to establish their presence as major forces. Which tag team will become one step closer to realizing the destiny they both feel they possess?
?BIG BEAR? BENJAMIN BOONE vs. BEN FRUITH
Ben Fruith’s punishment at the hands of Mike Tolar continues, as Tolar signs Fruith to meet the most intimidating ?Son of Michigan?, Ben Boone, still unpinned since aligning with ?Amazing? N8 Mattson. Ben Fruith has taken punishment for so many acts he did not commit, as a result of Tolar’s uncaring selfish and egotistical nature. Can Ben Fruith somehow find a way, or will he just be lucky to escape the Big Bear in one piece?
We will see you all live THIS Saturday! Whether it’s just one, or both, of our fantastic cards, make sure you are a part of PWO Live on February 20! Tickets for all events are ON SALE NOW and also available at the venue as you arrive to the event – http://www.pwowrestling.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22&osCsid=gvjo87o0pvnr797ljmqip3ild1