|Date: August 19, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL
|Commentators: Brian Young
The show opened up with the Chicago crowd going crazy, ready for FFP’s biggest event of the year. Then, those who were inducted into the FFP Hall of Fame last night were announced. And Patrick McCoy, Giovanni Gotch and the American Bulldogs came out onto the stage and took a bow. The crowd gave them a standing ovation.
FFP Spirit Title
(c) Keira Brimm vs Rocky Christianello
A very good opening match for FFP’s biggest event of the year. Keira Brimm was ready to battle for her Spirit Title, and so was Rocky. Christianello hadn’t had much success as of late, so she was looking to get a big win here for her first championship. And as the match went back and forth, Rocky got the upperhand with an inverted suplex. She then went up top and hit a guillotine leg drop for a two count. Eventually Keira fought back, catching Rocky with a dropkick off of a missed clothesline. She then planted Rocky with a tornado DDT. But the champion wasn’t done.
Keira went to the top rope and hit Christianello with a missile dropkick, but only got a two count. She pulled Rocky up once again and hit a spinning back suplex. As Rocky fought back up and reached her knees, Keira hit a Superkick. Rocky looked out. Brian and Morgan were sure the match was over at that point. Keira hooked the leg. 1…2… and Rocky kicked out. Keira went back to the top rope. As Rocky got back to her feet, Brimm went for a dive off the top, but Rocky was able to turn it into a rib breaker. Keira landed hard, her ribs across Rocky’s knee. She was in a lot of pain. Rocky went for her finisher, the Curb Stomp, but Keira was able to dodge it and flatten Rocky with a spear. However Keira was still in pain from the rib breaker. She finally was able to attempt a pin, but Rocky easily rolled out after the one count.
The two women got back to their feet and began trading shots. European uppercuts, knife edge chips and forearms. Rocky missed a European uppercut that opened her up to a backslide from the champion. 1…2… and Rocky kicked out. She immediately got back to her feet, but Christianello hit a knee to the ribs, then a facebuster. Rocky backed up, setting Brimm up for the Curb Stomp again. This time Keira popped up and caught Rocky on her shoulders. Keira then hit the Vertigo Death Valley Driver. Brimm then hooked the leg. 1…2…3! Keira Brimm was still your FFP Spirit Champion.
After the match Keira helped Rocky up. She shook her hand and put her arm around her. Rocky took Keira’s arm and raised it into the air. Brian Young loved the sportsmanship. Morgan Alexander however wanted to see Rocky turn on Keira. That didn’t happen. In fact, the two wound up exiting the ring together.
FFP Network Title
(c) ATM vs Logan Christopher
Logan Christopher came out with a lot of fan fair. The crowd was completely behind Logan. ATM was greeted by the Chicago crowd by a bunch of boos, but he didn’t care. He took it all in, holding the Network Title proudly in the air with a cocky smile on his face.
They locked up, ATM threw Logan down, the put his arms up in the air. Typical cocky guy stuff. ATM continued to try to toy with Logan. But eventually, Logan hit back hard with a spinning back kick to the gut, then a running dropkick that floored the champion. ATM rolled out of the ring to take a time out. But, Logan had other plans. He bounced off the ropes and hit a flipping tope suicida. ATM went to the floor, and Logan landed on his feet. He pumped his arms up into the air and the Chicago crowd cheered. Logan pulled ATM up and fired him back into the ring. As Logan slid in, ATM rolled out to the side. Logan looked out to the crowd. They knew what he was thinking. He hit the ropes again, and this time went for a suicide dive. But ATM moved out of the way. Logan crashed into the guardrail. Morgan Alexander said that Logan went for too many high spots in a row. Logan was hurt.
ATM pulled Logan up and hit him with a couple punches. Then, he spiked Logan on the arena floor with a DDT. He sent Logan back into the ring, and hit a slingshot leg drop. He covered the challenger, but Logan kicked out at two. ATM stood up and looked into the crowd. He made the hand gesture that it was over. Then he waited as Logan began to push himself up. ATM went for his finisher, the Code Breaker, but Logan caught the champion, and was able to muscle him into his shoulders and hit a Cradle Shock Driver. Logan pinned ATM. 1…2… and ATM got a shoulder up!
Logan was still a little groggy, but went to the corner. He ascended to the top rope, and the fans stood as they knew what Logan was going for. Logan leapt off the top rope attempting his Shooting Star Press, but ATM got his knees up. Logan crashed into ATM’s knees. Obviously Logan was in tremendous pain now. And while he was writhing in pain, ATM quickly pulled him to his feet and this time hit the Code Breaker. ATM made the cover. 1…2… and Logan kicked out! The Chicago crowd couldn’t believe it. Morgan couldn’t either. And Brian Young screamed out that Logan was still alive in the match.
ATM turned to the referee and scolded him, saying there was no way Logan could’ve kicked out. He dropped back to his knees and went for another cover. 1…2… and Logan kicked out again. Brian Young asked if ATM really thought he’d get the three that time. ATM now began pulling Logan back up to his feet. He picked Logan up and set him on the top turnbuckle. He called for the end again, possibly going to attempt a Code Breaker off the corner. He yelled at one fan in the front row, and turned back toward Logan. But Logan leapt off the turnbuckle and hit a swinging DDT, planting ATM in the center of the ring. Logan then rolled out onto the apron. He pointed to the top turnbuckle, and the Chicago crowd cheered him on. Logan then jumped to the top turnbuckle and successfully connected with the Shooting Star Press. Brian Young put it over, saying it was beautiful. Morgan Alexander said that he had seen better.
Logan hooked ATM’s leg, hoping that he would finally put the champion away and carry some new gold to the back. 1…2… and ATM barely kicked out in time. Morgan Alexander shouted out that he knew ATM would kick out. Logan even looked shocked, but he stayed on the champion. In fact, he pulled ATM up and set him up for a piledriver. But ATM fought out of Logan’s grip, hitting a couple of punches. ATM then went for a clothesline, but Logan ducked it and caught ATM with a back suplex, dumping him on the back of his head.
Logan grabbed ATM and pulled him to his feet again. Logan now muscled ATM onto his shoulders, but ATM dug his fingers into Logan’s eyes. ATM then was able to slide off of Logan’s shoulders and land behind the challenger. ATM dropped to his knees and hit Logan with a painful low blow. Logan dropped to his knees and the referee called for the bell. Logan had won the match, but by disqualification.
ATM seemed to take a breath of relief. He demanded the referee go get his title. Logan was slow to get up, pulling himself to his feet by the ropes. When he got to his feet however, ATM hit him with another Code Breaker. The Network Champion then rolled out of the ring and headed to the back. Brian Young said that it was a damn shame that such a good match had that kind of an ending.
Finals of the Epic Tag Team Tournament
Hayden Flowers & Blaine Edwards vs Old School
A very good tag team match that the Chicago crowd seemed to really enjoy. Old School definitely had the tag team experience in this one, and they showed it right from the start, not only cutting the ring in half to isolate Blaine Edwards from his partner, but also choosing to work on his leg. Chop blocks, elbow drops to the knee and simply draping the leg on the bottom rope and dropping down on it where just a few ways they worked Blaine’s knee down. But when Lars Montgomery went for a piledriver, Blaine back body dropped him, and made the tag team Hayden. The Chicago crowd blew up as Hayden entered the ring and began cleaning house, nailing Lars and Gene with rights and lefts. He Irish whipped Lars into the ropes and floored him with a clothesline. Then Hayden caught Gene who was running after him, with a back body drop. Gene Saunders went over the top rope, but caught himself on the apron. But Hayden delivered a dropkick that sent Gene to the arena floor.
Hayden turned back around only to be hit with a dropkick to the knee by Lars. Montgomery then pulled Hayden into his corner, where Old School began to work on Hayden’s leg as well. Morgan Alexander kept talking about how Old School was so smart as a tag team, and had a great gameplan. He wasn’t lying. Brian Young however also spoke about Hayden and Blaine doing very well as a tag team.
Blaine eventually tagged back in, and not only hit Gene Saunders with a superkick, but took him to the top rope and hit a superplex. It seemed like he may get the three count, but during the pin Lars Montgomery rushed into the ring and broke the count. Hayden came in to fend off Lars, which had the referee all confused. As he tried to maintain order with the two illegal men, Gene Saunders hit Blaine with an illegal low blow. Edwards fell to his knees, obviously in tremendous pain.
Saunders drug Blaine over to his corner and tagged in Lars. Lars pulled Blaine up and went for another piledriver, but again Edwards fought out of it, rocking Montgomery with a European uppercut before flooring him with a slingblade. Blaine began to crawl toward Hayden, but Lars made the tag to Gene. Gene rushed over and kept Blaine from tagging Hayden into the match. Gene pulled Blaine up and hit a suplex, then a gourdbuster. Gene then hooked Blaine’s head for a DDT, but Blaine again fought off Gene, and hit a jumping knee to the head. Gene went down like a ton of bricks. And Blaine fell back and finally made the tag to Hayden Flowers. Flowers rushed into the ring. Gene Saunders tried to catch him with a back elbow, but Hayden ducked it and hit Gene with a cross body block. Lars tried to blind side Hayden, but Flowers anticipated the interference and caught him with a spinebuster. Lars rolled out of the ring as Gene fought to get back to his feet. Hayden hit the ropes, but instead of going after Gene, he hit a suicide dive onto Lars, knocking him into the steel guardrail. Hayden then reentered the ring, but was immediately caught with a hellacious DDT from Saunders. Gene hooked the leg. 1…2… and Hayden was able to get his shoulder up, but it was CLOSE. Morgan Alexander called the referee an idiot and said that he obviously didn’t know how to count to three. Brian suggested that Morgan become a full time referee.
Gene looked out into the crowd. The Chicago fans were booing him big time. But he did the “cut-throat” motion and pulled Hayden up to his feet. Saunders was going for the Brainbuster. However, Flowers quickly hooked his arm around Gene’s neck, and caught him in a very tight small package. The referee slid into position. 1…2…3! Hayden Flowers and Blaine Edwards had won the Epic Tag Team Tournament! They earned themselves a future shot at the FFP Tag Team Titles!
The scene cut backstage where Mary Faith Brooks went ahead and made two announcements for the upcoming episode of Tuesday Night Wrestling. She announced that Hayden Flowers and Blaine Edwards would challenge Matt & Billy Rich for the FFP Tag Team Titles, and also ATM would defend the Network Title against Logan Christopher in a rematch from tonight!
Amy Kraven vs Giovanni Gotch
This was the first match of the night that had some bad blood. And after the entrances, both women showed that they were there to take the other one out. A lot of trading shots in the opening moments of the match. Punches, forearms, knife edge chops, knee lifts and kicks. Amy got a hold of Giovanni early and attempted to set her up for the Kraven Klash, but Gotch was able to not only fight away, but roll outside of the ring. Of course Amy wasn’t afraid to take the fight outside, and that’s exactly what she did. She went after Giovanni and the two went to war right by the steel guardrail. The fans in the first row were loving it. Gotch eventually grabbed a glass of beer from one of the fans and threw it in Amy’s face, soaking her face. Gotch then hit a solid right hand and floored Amy with a spear on the outside.
Giovanni then climbed to the apron. Amy, holding her ribs and grabbing the guardrail, was able to pull herself to a standing position. But Giovanni jumped off the apron and hit a diving knee, knocking Amy back down to the arena floor. Gotch hit a couple of stomps, and sent Amy back into the ring. Giovanni turned to the crowd and bowed. She loved hearing the hatred from the crowd. Amy began to get back to her feet on the inside, so Gotch went after her. She grabbed Kraven and rammed her shoulder first into the corner, her body going in between the turnbuckles and smacking the steel ring post. Giovanni smiled, she knew she had Amy right where she wanted her. It was the shoulder that Gotch had previously injured that got slammed into the post.
Giovanni then pulled Amy out of the corner, got her in a hammerlock position, and dropped her with a back suplex. The gameplan was very clear, reinjure Kraven’s shoulder. Morgan Alexander said that it was a brilliant gameplan, and reminded everyone that Giovanni had vowed to end Amy’s career. Gotch turned Amy over onto her stomach, and locked her arm in her legs, applying a Crossface. Amy was in trouble. She was in pain, she was in the center of the ring and she was being stretched. She reached for the ropes. She attempted to roll her and Gotch over, she even tried to break Giovanni’s grip by smacking and clawing at her hands.
Amy seemed to be on the verge of tapping out. No one would blame her, with Gotch attempting to separate her shoulder again. But Kraven reached up and clawed at Gotch’s face. Giovanni had to release the hold, grabbing her face and getting up to her feet. Amy’s arm was hurt, obvious how it was left dangling as she stood up. But that didn’t stop her from charging Gotch and hitting a hellacious spear. Gotch rolled out of the ring, mostly because of the momentum. She wound up in her feet near be entrance ramp, taking deep breaths and holding onto her ribs.
Amy Kraven then bounced off the ropes and hit an awesome suicide dive, knocking Giovanni down on the entrance ramp. But Amy seemed to do more damage to her shoulder. Amy took a few moments before getting up. She grabbed Gotch by her blonde hair, pulled her up and fired her back into the ring. Amy was holding her arm, but she was hellbent on getting revenge on the woman who put her out of action.
Amy rolled into the ring after Giovanni. But as Amy got back to her feet Giovanni hit her hard with a running knee to the shoulder. Amy fell to her knees up against the ropes. Gotch bounced off the ropes in the opposite side of the ring, charged at Amy and hit a running Yakuza kick to Amy’s face. Amy fell inbetween the ropes and tumbled to the arena floor. Gotch went out after her. She pulled Any up by her hair and fired her into the steel steps, shoulder first. But Gotch wasn’t done with the attack. She pulled Amy up again, and rammed her shoulder first into the steel ring post. As Amy grabbed onto the post, keeping herself up, Gotch grabbed her arm, brought it back and slammed it back into the post. Brian Young said that enough was enough.
Gotch now shoved Amy back into the ring. Kraven was in so much pain, tears were going down her face as she attempted to crawl away from Gotch. Giovanni stalked Amy like a lion stalking it’s pray. Gotch hit a diving knee drop to the back of Amy’s shoulder. Gotch then hooked Amy in the London Dungeon, a submission move that puts extreme torque on the shoulder. Amy fought hard for the ropes, but she didn’t stand a chance. She was crying, in tremendous pain, and far from the ropes. After several grueling seconds, Amy tapped out. The crowd filled the arena with boos directed at Giovanni who kept the hold locked on even as the referee called for the bell.
Moments went by as Gotch continued wrenching on Amy’s arm. Again Morgan pointed out that Gotch’s goal was to end Amy’s career. After several failed attempt to get Gotch to release the hold, the referee went to the time keeper who then announced that the decision had been reversed, and Amy Kraven was the winner. The crowd cheered, but Gotch got mad. She yelled at the referee, went to the outside and grabbed a chair. She came back into the ring and began to repeatedly hit Amy with the chair on the back of her shoulder. Then, she began driving the edge of the chair down into Amy’s injured arm. Gotch attempted to put Amy’s arm inside the chair, and stepped back to stomp on it, but the referee stood in her way. Meanwhile, Noel Zelig and Keira Brimm ran out to the ring to also put a stop to the assault.
Gotch turned to them and began shoving them back and forth. Meanwhile, EMTs came to the ring to tend to Amy, getting her out of the ring as soon as possible.
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The scene cut backstage where Amy Kraven was being helped by EMTs. She was obviously in a lot of pain. They were holding her arm to take the pressure off of her shoulder. As they spoke with Amy, her brother Matt Kraven stepped into view to check on her as well. He was obviously very concerned about his little sister.
FFP Ironwoman Title
(c) Noel Zelig vs Fiona Burke
Another match that wasn’t filled with animosity. The Chicago crowd cheered on both women, however it seemed as if Zelig had just a little more audience support. Fiona hit a couple quick armbars and a dropkick which knocked the champion to the mat. Noel got back up, and the two began to mat wrestle. The crowd broke into a, “this is wrestling” chant. Noel scored with a headlock takedown. He kept ahold of Fiona and cranked on her head, but Burke was able to fight out and hit a Japanese armdrag.
The women went eye-to-eye, face-to-face. Then, they began trading shots. Forearm after forearm, it seemed like they were going to go at it until one knocked the other out. But Fiona got the upperhand with a forearm to the chin, then a European uppercut that knocked Noel back to her knees. Fiona charged, going for a kick, but Zelig went behind Fiona. She pushed her forward into the ropes and went for a roll up. But Fiona kicked out at two. Both women got back up and charged at each other. They both simultaneously hit cross body blocks, sending both women down to the mat.
They pushed themselves up, and went face-to-face again. Words were traded. Then, more shots. Open hand strikes, loud chops. Noel sent Fiona into the ropes. Burke ducked a clothesline and ended up connecting with a dropkick. Noel got up and charged, but Fiona took her down with a leg sweep. She went for a leg drop, but Noel moved out of the way. They both got back to their feet.
Then they both put on the breaks. The Chicago crowd cheered again.
Noel got the upperhand after locking up and hooking in a straight jacket suplex. Noel then went after Fiona’s leg, working on it with some knees and kicks. Then eventually getting Fiona up to her feet and hitting her with a dragon leg screw. Noel now grabbed Fiona’s leg to get ready for the figure four, but Fiona reached up and hooked Noel, rolling her up into a small package. The referee made the count, but Noel kicked out. They charged at each other again and hit simultaneous clotheslines.
The match raged on, with both women hitting back and forth impactful moves. Noel took Fiona up for a superplex, but Burke was able to get the upperhand and knock Noel down to her back. Fiona then leapt off the top turnbuckle and hit a flying elbow drop. The move got her a two count. Fiona then got Noel back to her feet, and hit a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. But instead of going for another pin, she pulled Noel up and hit an impressive lumbar check. Zelig’s back was obviously in pain now. Fiona then put her knee into Noel’s lower back and applied a camel clutch.
Noel eventually broke out of the move, back pedaling away from Fiona. Burke charged, going for a shining wizard, but Noel was able to catch her and slam her to the mat with a powerbomb. Fiona was slow to get up, and was hit with an ace cutter when she got back to her feet. Zelig then hit the middle ropes in the corner and hit a slingshot splash. Noel pulled Fiona up and set her up for the Jumping Piledriver, but Burke fought out and hit Noel with a Rainmaker clothesline. Burke got Noel back up to her feet and set her up for the FAB Drop. But Zelig fought out of Fiona’s grasp as well, and attempted a big clothesline. Fiona ducked the attempted clothesline, caught Noel by the head and successfully hit the FAB Drop. Fiona promptly made the cover, hooking Noel’s leg. 1…2… and Noel kicked out.
Fiona pulled Noel back up and sent her into the corner. She went for a stinger splash, not Zelig moved out of the way. Fiona slammed into the corner. And when she stumbled back Noel hit a snap German suplex. The force of the move sent Fiona flipping over and ending up on her knees. Noel then cracked her with a running knee to the head. Burke fell back again and this time ended up through the ropes and to the outside. When she got back to her feet, Noel grabbed the top rope and hit a plancha. Zelig sent Fiona back into the ring and followed her in. Fiona got back to her feet and hit a hard right hand, stopping Noel in her tracks, causing her to fall to her knees. Fiona then grabbed Noel’s head and spiked her down with a DDT. Burke then climbed to the middle turnbuckle. When Noel got up, Fiona hit a missile dropkick. The challenger was looking impressive. Brian Young sung her praises, and Morgan Alexander somewhat did as well.
Fiona went up to another middle turnbuckle. When Noel got up, Fiona went for another missile dropkick. But Noel caught Fiona’s legs and end up sending her into the corner with a slingshot. Noel then grabbed Fiona from behind and hit an innovative reverse body slam, causing Fiona to land on her face and chest. Zelig then hooked in a chickenwing over-the-shoulder crossface. Fiona was in pain. She was trapped in the middle of the ring, and only had one arm to try to reach the ropes. She stretched and reached, trying desperately to get to the ropes. Noel continue wrenching back, attempting to force Burke to submit.
Eventually Fiona was able to swing her legs around. She got Fiona to release the hold with a headlock, flipping Noel over and attempting a pin. Noel kicked out as the referee slid into position, but Fiona grabbed Noel by the arm and locked in a cross armbar. By Noel was able to turn Fiona around by nearly standing up. Then she broke out of the attempted move and hooked Fiona back in the chicken wing over-the-top crossface. Again, Fiona was locked down in the center of the ring. She tried once again to reach for the ropes. She used her free arm to try to scoot her body toward the ropes, but Zelig had the move synched in in the middle of the ring. Finally, Fiona had to tap out.
The Chicago crowd applauded both women as the bell rang. Noel was presented her Ironwoman Championship and she helped Fiona up to her feet. But as the two spoke a few words, Lenore Spade and Ava St James rushed the ring, and blindsided both women. Lenore and Ava pummeled both women, and tossed Fiona out of the ring. They continued putting the boots on Noel Zelig before pulling her up and hitting a double knee strike to the ribs followed by a double DDT. The team known as Outta Your League stood proudly over Noel. The champion had had a grueling match, and these two blondes took full advantage.
The scene cut to Mary Faith Brooks again. MFB said that Giovanni’s actions tonight against Amy Kraven were unacceptable, for a wrestler, a woman and a Hall of Famer. MFB said that she wishes Amy Kraven well, and that she had no choice but to suspend Giovanni Gotch for 30 days.
FFP Adrenaline Title
(c) Trent Wolfe vs Duncan Wright Jr
These two wrestlers went to war for the Adrenaline Title a few weeks back, and this time was no different. The match began with a lot of mat wrestling, transitioning into some huge stiff shots. Back and forth shots that the Chicago crowd got louder and louder with each one. Wolfe rocked Duncan with a couple of hard forearms, and took him down with a running STO. He rolled over to grab Duncan in a front facelock. As DW Jr tried to fight out, Trent rolled him over onto his back. Trent went for a big knee drop, but Duncan rolled out of the way, and hit a hard kick across Trent’s chest. The shot echoed throughout the arena. It was obviously painful. Trent began to get back up, but DW Jr hit another hard kick to the chest. He went for a third, but Wolfe caught his leg. He threw it off to the side, causing Duncan to spin to the left, but when he spun back around he hit Trent with a hellacious elbow to the head. Wolfe went down hard, and Duncan made the cover. 1…2… and Trent kicked out. But it was close. Close to being over early!
Duncan rolled Wolfe over and locked in a short arm scissors. Wolfe fought to get out of the hold, and eventually reached out and grabbed the rope, forcing the break. Trent got back up, but DW Jr hit an armdrag, then locked in another shirt arm scissors. Wolfe got out of it again after rolling his body back and forth and getting a foot on the leg. When Wolfe got up again, DW Jr went for another armdrag, but Wolfe dodged the attempt, grabbed Duncan and rolled him back. But instead of pinning Duncan, Trent stood back up. The challenger rolled to his knees and Wolfe cracked him with a bicycle knee to the jaw. Wright’s body went limp for a moment. Trent went for the cover. 1…2… and Duncan kicked out.
Wolfe pulled Duncan back up, and hit a stalling suplex. Then, he dropped a knee on Duncan’s chest and went for another cover. But Wright kicked out at two again. Wright began to fight back up. Wolfe grabbed him in a headlock, but Wright attempted to break free. They tussled back and forth before Duncan shoved Trent forward into the corner. DW Jr then charged, but Trent stepped to the side and the challenger hit the corner. When he came out of the corner, Trent hit a discuss elbow to the back of his head. Wright stumbled forward to his knees, with his head on the middle turnbuckle. Trent then charged, hitting a running knee to the back of the head. Surely, Duncan was knocked out.
Wolfe went for the cover. 1…2… and Duncan was able to place his foot on the bottom rope to break the pin. But it was close. Brian Young was sure that Duncan was nearly knocked out for that moment. Trent pulled Duncan up and now hit a jackhammer. He backed up, waiting for DW Jr to get back to his feet. The Englishman was slow to get up. He got up to his knees and the champion charged. Wolfe went for another knee, but Duncan dodged it. He grabbed Wolfe from behind and hit a half-and-half suplex. Wolfe fought to get back up to his feet. Now the tables had turned. Trent was the one who was groggy. Duncan grabbed him again and hit a reverse Exploder Suplex. Wolfe was down, and he was in trouble. He pushed himself up, and was immediately blasted with a running dropkick to the head. The impact sent Trent rolling. He ended up falling off of the apron onto the arena floor, which was probably lucky for Trent Wolfe because DW Jr couldn’t go for a cover.
Wright went to the outside after the champion. He pulled Trent up and rolled him back into the ring. He got in after the champion and stood, waiting for Trent to get back to his feet. Morgan Alexander said that he was impressed with both men, but that it seemed like Duncan brought the fight tonight. As Trent got back to his feet, Duncan sized him up, and blasted him with a lariat. Wolfe went down hard. DW Jr then made the cover. 1…2… and Trent kicked out! Brian Young said he couldn’t believe it. He said that the fight in Trent Wolfe was amazing.
Wolfe pulled Trent back up. After hitting a couple of forearms to the jaw, Duncan blasted Wolfe with another lariat. Trent went down hard. But the challenger wasn’t done. He pulled Wolfe up once more, and hit ANOTHER lariat! Now, Duncan went for the cover, securely hooking the leg.
1…2… and Trent Wolfe kicked out AGAIN! “You’ve got to be kidding me!” Brian Young exclaimed. Duncan looked at the referee, then out to the crowd. He had to be thinking, “what do I have to do to beat this guy?!” He pulled Trent up and placed him up on the top turnbuckle. DW Jr joined Trent up there, setting him up for a superplex. But Trent began hitting punches to the ribs of the challenger. They began to trade shots. Punches, forearms, to the head and the body. Wolfe eventually got the upperhand after driving his elbow repeatedly into Duncan’s head. Wolfe then grabbed Wright and hit a falcon arrow off the top rope!
Wolfe was hurt. So was DW Jr. Wolfe slowly crawled toward the downed challenger. He draped his arm over Duncan’s chest. 1…2… and Duncan Wright Jr kicked out JUST before the three count! The Chicago crowd went crazy. What a match! Both men seemed spent. Duncan hooked his arm around Trent’s. And after a short struggle, Duncan flipped his body over Wolfe, locking in a bridging Fujiwara armbar. Wolfe was in pain. Immediately he began reaching for the ropes. He wasn’t quite in the middle of the ring, but he wasn’t close to the ropes either. And Duncan was really pulling up in Trent’s arm. The crowd actually groaned at how far Wright had the arm bent back. And to make it worse, he was using his body weight to pull the arm further and further with every pull.
Trent let out a scream. Both men were covered in sweat, bruised and exhausted. Wolfe reached back to try to break the hold, reaching for Duncan’s hands. But he couldn’t break the hold. Trent Wolfe then finally tapped out. Duncan Wright Jr had ended the 70-day Adrenaline Title reign of Trent Wolfe.
After the match Duncan rolled over and sat down. Wolfe rolled over, clutching his shoulder. The Adrenaline Title was presented to Duncan, who grabbed the belt and stared into it. He turned and reached his hand out to Trent. But Wolfe shook his head and rolled out of the ring. He walked up the entrance ramp, still clutching his shoulder. Duncan seemed a little disappointed that Trent didn’t accept his handshake, but he turned and raised the championship in the air. The Chicago crowd gave both men a standing ovation.
Little is known about this mysterious event that showed up on our event schedule. FFPX will take place on the ten year anniversary of the birth of Full Force Pro. Obviously this will be an event to celebrate the ten years that FFP has made it through, as well as put on a great show.
Denver better get ready for some history! But if you can’t make it to Denver, be sure to check this event out on the FFP Network!
The scene cut backstage where Duncan Wright Jr had met up with his father near the entrance area. The two were embracing. Obviously Duncan Wright was very proud seeing his son win his first title in Full Force Pro.
FFP Women’s Title
(c) Masina vs Brandi Moore
Brandi came out with Taylor Clawson by her side. Clawson then joined the commentary team while Brandi climbed into the ring. The crowd was happy to see Seduction Inc back together again. Masina came out next, to a chorus of boos. Masina stepped into the ring looking very confident. The bell rang and the two women circled each other. They locked up, but it was clear that Masina had a tremendous power advantage.
After Masina tossed Brandi around the ring a bit, Brandi knew she had to change her gameplan. So Moore began to attempt to attack Masina’s knee. After hitting a straight kick on Masina’s knee, followed by a dropkick, Masina dropped to her knees. Brandi then attempted a charging knee to the head, but Masina stepped up and caught Brandi in a bearhug. Brandi tried breaking out, punching Masina, elbowing her, but Masina didn’t break the hold. And soon, she ran and slammed Brandi into the corner. Masina backed away and charged again, but Brandi moved out of the way and Masina crashed into the turnbuckles. Brandi then springboarded off the middle rope and hit a
knee to Masina’s skull. The champion dropped back down to her knees.
Brandi now grabbed her head and spiked her to the mat with a hard DDT. Moore rolled Masina over and went for the cover. 1… and Masina kicked out. After a one count! Brandi looked shocked, and looked out to Taylor. Masina began to get back up, but Brandi backed away and charged again. Brandi was going for her finisher the End Game, but Masina again caught Brandi in her arms. She brought Brandi up and slammed her to the mat, with the champion’s body weight landing on top of the FFP Hall of Famer. Masina then went up to the middle turnbuckle. Next, she dove off and hit a splash on Brandi. Masina then hook the leg. 1…2…3! Masina made quick work of one of the best women wrestlers in FFP history.
Masina then grabbed her Women’s Title, slung it over her shoulder and made her exit. Meanwhile Taylor climbed into the ring to check on Brandi.
Who is the Real Icon of FFP?
Christopher Morgan vs Daniel Matthews
This match had huge hype. And the Chicago crowd seemed to be split about down the middle. Tons of Daniel Matthews signs, but Christopher Morgan Signs as well. Brian Young hyped this one as being one of the biggest matches in FFP history, if not THE biggest.
Opening part of the match was pretty typical, with both men trying not to open themselves up to any kind of mistake that could cost them the match. Solid strikes, technical moves, a hip toss by Daniel, a dropkick by Christopher. Matthews got the first advantage rocking Morgan with an elbow to the jaw that knocked Christopher to his butt. Daniel charged, going for a soccer kick, but Morgan laid down to avoid it and rolled Matthews up, but only for a count of one. Then both men popped back up. And the crowd went crazy.
They locked up again. Daniel grabbed a headlock but Morgan backed him into the ropes and shot him off. Matthews dropped down and Christopher leapt over him, but as Daniel got back up Morgan hit a one foot dropkick to Daniel’s face. Christopher then grabbed a hold of Matthews and set him up for the Tiger Driver. But Daniel broke free and shoved Morgan back. Christopher put his fingers up as if to say, “you were that close”.
Daniel charged at Morgan who side stepped him. When Daniel came off the ropes Morgan caught him with a spinning powerslam. Daniel rolled out of the ring for a timeout. Christopher put his arms out in the air, taunting his rival. When Daniel got back into the ring it’s like the match started again. Both guys trying not to make a mistake. Morgan grabbed a front facelock, but Matthews got out of it by grabbing Christopher’s leg and pulling it out from under him. Daniel then hit a jumping elbow drop. Matthews got up and went to the corner. As Christopher got up Daniel charged, going for a clothesline but missing. When he turned around Morgan went for a right hand, but Matthews ducked it and caught Morgan with a high angle back suplex. He folded Morgan in half. He went for a quick cover, but only got a one count. Daniel then pulled Morgan back up and scooped him onto his shoulder. Daniel then slammed him down with a standing powerslam. He followed it up with a leg drop. Then a knee drop to the skull. He rolled Morgan over and now applied a traditional STF.
Matthews kept the grueling hold locked in. But Morgan eventually broke out and rolled to the outside. But Daniel got up, but the ropes and delivered a suicide dive to Christopher Morgan. The impact sent Morgan crashing back first into the steel guardrail. Daniel got up and acknowledged the crowd as they started a “Daniel Matthews” chant. But when he turned his attention back to Christopher, Morgan shoved Daniel back, his lower back slamming into the steel ring steps. Morgan then charged, going for s knee to Daniel’s ribs, but Daniel moved and Morgan slammed his knee into the steps. Daniel now grabbed Morgan from behind, hoisted him up and rammed him knee first into the steel ring post. He sent Christopher back into the ring and proceeded to attempt another pin. 1…2… and Morgan kicked out. But Daniel didn’t sweat it. Instead, he grabbed Morgan’s leg and dropped a couple of elbows to the inside of the knee. Then, he slapped in a figure four. Morgan was in a lot of pain, trying to get to the ropes, or turn the figure four over. When it looked like he was about to flip the both of them over, Daniel tilted back, rolling Christopher right back onto his back.
Christopher continued fighting for the ropes, putting a lot of pressure on his knee as he fought back toward the ropes. Finally, he was able to grasp the ropes. But the damage had been done. Most noticeable when Morgan got to his feet, and had to limp extremely bad to move around. Daniel didn’t help the situation (obviously), hitting a nasty chop block from behind. Morgan collapsed to the mat. His knee had to be in rough shape.
Daniel looked out into the crowd and called for his finisher. He scooped Christopher up onto his shoulders for the Death Valley Driver. Brian Young noted that if Matthews connected with this, it would have to be over. Morgan swung his legs, sliding off of Daniel’s shoulders and landing behind him. But as he landed it seemed as if he landed wrong in the bad knee, and he dropped down to his knees in pain. Daniel quickly took advantage and hit a shining wizard. He hooked Morgan’s leg. 1…2… and Christopher barely kicked out. It was CLOSE. Daniel pulled Morgan up, but Christopher grabbed Daniel’s trunks and pulled him forward, causing him to fall through the ropes and onto the apron. Both men got up, and Morgan connected with an elbow knocking Daniel to the arena floor.
This gave Christopher just a little time to recover. As Daniel began to pull himself up, Christopher slapped and rubbed his knee, trying to get some feeling back into it. Daniel slid back into the ring and Christopher went on the attack, pummeling Daniel before he could get to his feet. He pulled Matthews up and scooped him up for a bodyslam, but the weight of Matthews put more weight on Morgan’s knee, and he fell over. The knee being hurt was definitely coming into play. Daniel then cracked Morgan with a hard kick to the skull. He pulled Christopher up and now planted him with the Death Valley Driver. Matthews hooked the leg. 1…2… and Morgan kicked out! YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!
Daniel pulled Morgan up again. He scooped him back up for another Death Valley Driver, but Morgsn reversed in mid-air and hit a DDT. This was the opening Christopher needed. Daniel got back up, but Morgan floored him with a STO. He dropped a couple of elbows on Daniel, then waited for him to get up. Still favoring the knee, Morgan grabbed Daniel and slammed him with a spinebuster. It seemed the momentum had started to change. Morgsn waited as Matthews got back to his feet. He hit a kick to the gut, then the Tiger Driver, Christopher’s finisher. Morgan hooked the leg. 1…2… and Daniel kicked out. Morgan immediately drove a couple of elbows into Daniel’s skull. Then he pulled him up again, and hit another Tiger Driver. He wasn’t ask quick to make the cover this time because his knee was still bothering him. But he hooked the leg. 1…2… and another kickout. What?!
Morgan stepped back, waiting for Matthews to start getting up again. Morgan grabbed his knee pad and pulled it down from his knee. As Daniel got to his knees Christopher charged, going for a running knee to the jaw. Daniel side stepped, and caught Christopher with a snap German suplex. Daniel got up, but Christopher Morgan immediately got up as well! It must have been Adrenaline. Daniel turned around only to be blasted by a running knee from Christopher. Morgan then pulled Daniel up and planted him with a third Tiger Driver. Christopher hooked the leg. 1…2…3! Christopher Morgan had defeated Daniel Matthews in one hell of a match. The crowd stood and applauded. The commentators did the same. So did Brianna the ring announcer and time keeper. Morgan dropped to his knees. Sweaty, exhausted, beaten and sore. Daniel was slow to push himself up, into a sitting position. The two shared words. And Morgan extended his hand out to Daniel. The two men shook hands, and Morgan pulled Matthews in for an embrace. He then helped Daniel up and held his arm in the air. Daniel did the same to Christopher.
Then, Veronica Clyne, Caleb Newstead and new FFP Hall of Famer Patrick McCoy came out to the ring. They joined Daniel and Christopher inside the squared circle. Handshakes and embraces went all over as the wrestlers congratulated Morgan and Matthews for such a good match, and for amazing careers. Every person in the ring was a Hall of Famer. Every person in the ring had been with FFP since the beginning. It was an iconic moment for sure.
Simply the Best vs the Soul Assassins was one of the biggest early feuds in FFP. It shaped the company for sure. And tonight, it seemed like that feud was finally over.
Suddenly, the members of Simply the Best and the Soul Assassins were each knocked to the mat, and immediately were pummeled. The assailants, were Austin Briggs and Anarchy! The last we had saw the two were feuding. But now, they were pulling members of these two FFP original stables and dismantling them one-by-one. Patrick McCoy was slammed to the mat with a spike powerbomb. So was Caleb Newstead. Christopher Morgan was floored with a big Anarchy lariat, and a falcon arrow from Austin Briggs. The duo then pulled Daniel up and fired him shoulder first into the steel ring post. Veronica began to try to fight back, but Anarchy hoisted her up, and when he dropped her Austin nearly caught her with a modified Code Breaker. Then, Austin and Anarchy turned their attention back to Daniel Matthews. They pulled him out to the center of the ring, and hit a devastating spike piledriver.
The commentators were going crazy as this chaos occurred. Security rushed to the ring, but they were no match. Austin and Anarchy floored them all one-by-one. Then, they went to the outside and grabbed a couple of steel chairs. They proceeded to completely obliterate every Hall of Famer in the ring. More security came out, as well as Stuart Cavanaugh, some of the wrestlers of FFP and even former FFP owner Matt Kraven. Eventually, Briggs and Anarchy were forced out of the ring, but they exited through the crowd. EMTs then came to the ring to tend to Briggs and Anarchy’s victims.
FFP Women’s Tag Team Titles
(c) Lipstick & Powerbombs vs CULT
The next match was nearly as chaotic as what happened at the end of the last match. Lizzy and Olivia Lee caught CULT as they were walking down the isle. The teams began brawling all over, slamming each other into the steel guardrails, throwing rights and lefts, kicks and forearms. Lizzy got the best of Amanda Cortez, clothesline her over the guardrail while Kennedy Matthews hit Olivia with a kick to the ribs and a DDT on the entrance ramp. Lizzy and Kennedy then began to brawl, hitting each other with hard shots in the middle of the entrance ramp. Kennedy raked Lizzy’s eyes to get distance, then hit a spear on the ramp. Kennedy next went and grabbed a table from underneath the ring. She set it up and turned back to Lizzy. She pulled Kraven up and set her up for a powerbomb through the table, but Olivia hit Kennedy from behind, breaking up the attempt. Lizzy and Olivia then spiked Kennedy through the table, shattering it right in front of the ring.
Amanda Cortez emerged out of the crowd, armed with a steel chair. She leveled Olivia in the back from behind. The sound echoed through the arena. Then she clobbered Lizzy with a chairshot to the head. The match hadn’t even started, and it was madness at ringside! Amanda pulled Lizzy up and rolled her into the ring. Kraven had been split open by the chairshot. And the blood was pouring out of her head. The referee finally called for the bell to start the match since two of the participants were inside the ring.
Lizzy pushed herself to a standing position, but was flattened by an Amanda Cortez spear. But Amanda wasn’t done. Cortez pulled Lizzy up, hooked her arms back and hit the C-Drilla, a double underhook piledriver! Amanda then covered Lizzy. 1…2…3! CULT had regained the FFP Women’s Tag Team Titles in quite a controversial way.
Amanda and Kennedy grabbed the titles and exited up the entrance ramp, both women holding the titles up high for the world to see. The Chicago crowd gave them nothing but jeers as they made their exit.
On September 30th Full Force Pro will present Lethal Injection live from Las Vegas! Lethal Injection is the very first pay-per-view that FFP ever put on, so it’s always had a special place in the hearts of the FFP faithful. Following FFP Glory, and FFP’s ten year anniversary show FFPX, Lethal Injection will be quite interesting!
MAIN EVENT | Champion vs Champion
Miles Lynch vs Alexander Modest w/ Katya Dementieva
This match was a war. A lot of trash talk between the two on twitter and it finally led to them meeting in the ring. Stiff shots from both men. Miles Lynch hit a couple of European uppercuts that nearly knocked Alexander out. Modest fought back, and hit a hard knee to the gut, followed by a pumphandle powerbomb. Modest then went to the top and hit a flying double axehandle.
Lynch however was able to flatten Alexander with a hard clothesline. Modest quickly got back up, but was hit by a couple of right hands, and then a snap suplex. Lynch dropped a knee onto Modest, then pulled him to his feet. Alexander tried fighting back, but Lynch rocked him with another European uppercut. Lynch then took Modest over the top with a clothesline. Alexander made his way back into the ring and charged Miles Lynch, but Lynch hit a kick to the head, then a German suplex. Miles pulled Modest up again and set him up for the Northern Lights Bomb.
But Alexander was able to fight out of the attempt and hit a back elbow. He then bounced off the ropes and attempted to hit his finisher, the End of Your Run, but the World Champion dodged the attempt. Lynch then hit the ropes and hit Alexander with an impactful Yakuza kick. Modest looked to be in trouble. Miles pulled him to his feet and slammed him to the mat with a Flatliner, which used to be Lynch’s finisher. Lynch then pulled Alexander up, and looked at him in the eyes. Modest tried to fight away, and hit Lynch with a hard slap across the face. The crowd let out a collective, “ohhhhhh”. Lynch then scooped Alexander up and spiked him to the mat with the Northern Lights Bomb.
Lynch hooked Alexander’s leg. 1…2…3! Miles Lynch won the match in convincing passion. Brian Young said that Alexander Modest wanted to prove that his title was more important than the World Title, but the World Champion just dominated!
• Keira Brimm successfully defended the Spirit Title defeating Rocky Christianello
• Logan Christopher defeated the Network Champion ATM by disqualification (ATM retained)
• Hayden Flowers & Blaine Edwards defeated Old School to win the Epic Tag Team Tournament
• Amy Kraven defeated Giovanni Gotch by disqualification when the referee reversed the decision after Gotch wouldn’t break a hold
• Noel Zelig defeated Fiona Burke to successfully defend her FFP Ironwoman Championship
• Duncan Wright Jr defeated Trent Wolfe to win the Adrenaline Title
• Masina successfully defended the Women’s Title against Brandi Moore
• Christopher Morgan defeated Daniel Matthews
• CULT regained the FFP Women’s Tag Team Titles from Lipstick & Powerbombs
• Miles Lynch defeated Alexander Modest in the main event