Congratulations to our ring announcer Daisy Murder and her husband on the birth of her son Dexter. We’re pretty sure that Dex will be coming to an arena near you in the future….
A small but energetic crowd of Coastal Pro Wrestling fans turned up at Sportz Central in Bellmawr, NJ despite inclement weather to see one of the most exciting shows of the summer.
The opening contest saw two wrestlers making their Coastal debut, ‘The Wrestler of The Millenium” Louis G. Rich and Stockade. This was a true back and forth match between the two with the crowd clearly behind Stockade, who came out on top.
Coastal Commissioner Phil Varlese was substituting for Daisy Murder as ring announcer this evening, and brought out “TheVoice of Coastal”, the lovely Brookelle to run down the card. Commissioner Varlese said that he had several surprises, the first of which was that he’d hired a special guest referee for the main event, and brought out ECW original The Rockin’ Rebel, who received a huge ovation from the crowd. More important, Rebel would be armed in the ring with a leather strap during the match, as well as having lumberjacks surrounding the ring, also armed with straps.
The second announcement was the long awaited one concerning the Coastal Iron Man Championship. Varlese talked about the history of the belt, and how it was named after his friend and former partner “Iron Man” Tommy Cairo, and out of respect to Tommy and his new promotion G1, Coastal would be retiring the belt, but would begin a tournament to crown the NEW Coastal United States champion. This brought out “The Unstoppable” Braydon Knight, who was the number one contender for the Iron Man belt that had just been retired. He asked how this affected him and was told he was in fact the #1 contender, but that so were “The American Psycho” Alex Payne, and Josh “Absolute” Adams, so tonight there would be a 3 way match, but the LOSER would be eliminated from the tournament. In one of the most exciting matches of the night, Braydon Knight had just hit his Kryptonite Crunch finisher on Alex Payne, when Josh Adams jumped Knight, and stole the pin. Now, Payne has been eliminated, and it appears that Adams and Knight will be moving forward.
In the second round to determine the first Coastal Tag Team Champions, the team of Zero Tolerance (Ox Hogg and Tommy Golden) defeated the team of Luca The Ruthless and the Unknown Luchador. After the match, Zero Tolerance was beaten down by the Westville Murphys (Jon Dahmer & Ryan Slater), the team they will be facing in the next round of the tournament.
It was after this match that Commissioner Varlese announced that one lucky fan would be allowed to participate in the Country Whippin’ Match in the main event, armed with a leather strap, as a ticket would be pulled at random.
The women of Coastal were next, as Kylie Pierce was to face Chrissy Rivera. As Brookelle completed her interview with Chrissy, out came Erik C Jones, who proclaimed that no one wants to hear from a woman, and that the match shouldn’t even take place, as wrestling is a “man’s sport”. The early part of the match saw Kylie with the advantage, however, Chrissy staged a comeback, only to be met with outside interference from Erik C Jones, who tripped Rivera and caused her to face plant. Kylie then hit the X-Factor on Chrissy for the win. After the match, Jones again confronted Chrissy, but she low blowed him, allowing her opponent Pierce to also hit the X-Factor on Erik C Jones, as the two women left the ring together.
The next match saw the Westville Murphys take on the team of Jael Rose and Ophidian. Remember that The Murphys defeated Rose and Alex Anthony at the last Coastal show, and put them into contention for the Coastal Tag Team Titles. Before the match started, the Murphys jumped Rose and Ophidian, and began to work over Ophidian, as Rose was forced to look on. At one point Ophidian got the tag over to Rose, unknown to Jon Dahmer, who continues his assault on Ophidian, only to find Rose behind him who gets the pin as Ryan Slater is pinning Ophidian thinking he was still the legal man. Your winners – Jael Rose & Ophidian.
The next contest saw Erik C Jones face Vicious Vin Ceres. Vince has been on a roll of late, decimating virtually every opponent he faces, and this match was no exception. Jones, already the victim of a low blow & an X Factor in the women’s match, decided his only chance was a low blow to Vicious Vince, which might have worked had not Chrissy Rivera come to ringside and distracted Jones just long enough for Vince to hit his full nelson slam for the pin and the win, keeping him in the mix for the Coastal titles.
In the main event, a NEW Heavyweight Champion was crowned as the 4ce’s Johnny Calzone was able to take the title from “The Chop Daddy” Biggie Biggs in the Country Whippin’ Match. This was a back and forth battle, with Biggs taking the early advantage, rolling Calzone out to the lumberjacks who took the straps to him every time, Later, Calzone appeared to gain the advantage, hitting Biggs with several table shots. As the match progressed, Calzone & fellow 4ce member Alex Payne distracted guest referee Rockin Rebel just long enough for the Westville Murphys to get in the ring and hit a spike piledriver on Biggs, allowing Calzone to get the pin, and take the title, Commissioner Varlese has promised Biggs a return match at the next show, which will have stipulations.
Referees: Mike Kehner, Jimmy Clydesdale & Rockin Rebel. Special thanks to Steve Ross on Sound, and Pancoast Productions for their sound and video work, and to Tower Tavern Speaks for Autism, who benefited from a portion of the proceeds. Special thanks to Camden Riversharks mascot Finley, who was in attendance, greeting the Coastal Fans, and taking pictures with them.
4ce leader Johnny Calzone last week issued a warning to Coastal Heavyweight Champion Biggie Biggs concerning their upcoming “County Whippin’” match that will take place at “Clash At The Creek” this coming Saturday at Sportz Central in Bellmawr.
Commissioner Phil Varlese responded to Calzone, who was once of his rising stars at the original Force 1 Pro Wrestling. Calzone seems to not care about the commissioner’s response to him, and has vowed to take the fight to the current Coastal Champ and take the belt back & resurrect HIS Force One Pro promotion, effectively putting Coastal out of business.
Be in the house on Saturday July 20th and see what happens. Tickets are only $10, and are available at the Tower Tavern in Westville, and online in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Tower Tavern Speaks For Autism, a fundraising arm of Autism Speaks!
If we didn’t know better, we’d wonder if the Camden Riversharks mascot Finley was preparing to get in the ring and compete for a Coastal Pro Wrestling title.
The kids who come to the show on Saturday July 20th however, will be looking to get up close and personal with Finley, who will be appearing at “Clash At The Creek”, along with seven exciting matches, including a main event that pits current Coastal Heavyweight Champion Biggie Biggs against The 4ce’s Johnny Calzone, in a “Country Whippin’” match that will have lumberjacks surrounding the ring, armed with leather straps. There will be nowhere to run or hide, there MUST be a winner!
Part of the proceeds benefit The Tower Tavern Speaks For Autism, a great charity offering support to Autism Speaks. Coastal Pro Wrestling is proud to be affiliated with this fine group. Remember this Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sportz Central at 741-B Creek Road in Bellmawr becomes a mecca for pro wrestling when the Coastal wave hits Bellmawr, and will never be the same again!
Tickets are only $10, and are on sale now at the Tower Tavern in Westville, or online at BrownPaperTickets.com.
“The American Psycho” Alex Payne earned his nickname for good reason. He has been in the mix for the Coastal Pro Wrestling Iron Man Title for some time now, but Commissioner Phil Varlese has said there will be an announcement made at the July 20th show concerning this very prestigious belt, which will likely affect all the top contenders, as well as current champion Ricky Reyes. Payne is scheduled for a match against Josh “Absolute” Adams, but with this pending announcement, who knows?
What will that announcement be? Make sure you’re in the building that evening, as Coastal will present “Clash At The Creek”. Tickets are only $10, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit “Tower Tavern Speaks For Autism”.
Braydon Knight is the #1 contender for the Coastal Pro Wrestling Iron Man Championship, but has heard that an announcement will be made concerning the status of that title. He has a message for both the Coastal fans & workers concerning his status with the company.
Tickets for “Clash At The Creek” are on sale now at The Tower Tavern in Westville, and at BrownPaperTickets.com.
Listen to this, Calzone. What do you hear?
Nothing really………maybe the sound of one hand clapping. Maybe in Johnny Calzone’s case it’s the ringing in his ears that won’t go away. Worse yet, the little voice in the back of his mind that says over and over again “Lie all you want to everyone, but you know the truth”
Lot’s of truths, John.
The truth of the matter is that I was approached recently to participate in a documentary about Force One, an the reason I was asked to be part of this is because I was one of the only originals from Force One that mattered, and you know that Calzone. You know from the first time that White Lotus walked you through that door at the training center for the first time that it was ME, that I was the straw that stirred the drink at the original Force One. I worked tirelessly on making Force One the best promotion in South Jersey, and from 2007 until April of 2009, it was.
That’s the truth.
Then there’s the truth that when I left, there was a panic about who was gonna do this now that Varlese was gone, or what would Phil do in this particular situation………and no one had answers. Tommy didn’t, and neither did Diego, and for months the promotion floundered, trying to find not only an identity, but a leader.
You came along to lead the “new & improved” Force One Pro. It was good……..no, it was VERY GOOD. The problem was, you didn’t have Phil Varlese back in the fold. And when you guys brought me and Cairo back to sit down and talk business with you, Diego and Sami Callihan, you brought us to the meeting because you knew something was still missing. And when I told you guys that I wasn’t interested, you got all offended, and re worked the website and proclaimed “Out with the old, in with the new”. The problem was, this old man forgot more wrestling knowledge than you’d learned up to that point. Despite that, I wished you luck when Force One Pro decided to affiliate themselves with the National Wrestling Alliance. It kind of made us brothers.
When I formed Coastal with Tommy Cairo & Fred Richards, we had already moved on, never even thought about you guys, but when you became part of the NWA, we essentially were forced to work with you. So we had to endure your arrogant attitude at some of your shows, as well as the couple of shows that you appeared on for us. And you did a good job…….no VERY GOOD. But we still considered you one of our F1 graduate students. And you resented that, and you still do, based on your dislike of what we do. Look at the way you spoke to our champion, Biggie Biggs, a guy who has been in more high profile matches than all of your matches. You’re jealous, because you’ve never been a champion for ME, for my promotions, and it bugs you, so now you threaten my champion, after you & your 3 goons jumped both of my champs at the last show.
John, you HAD a great promotion, and THAT is the truth. The problem is, as good as it was, YOU couldn’t keep it going. YOU failed. And now YOU want to invade our shows in the cities that we promote in, like Hammonton, and now Bellmawr, NJ to try to take over. Well, I have news for you……..We at Coastal Pro Wrestling won’t allow that to happen. We owe too much to the fans in those communities to allow you to infest our promotion.
Remember one thing, Johnny Calzone. I’ll be there at Clash At The Creek on July 20th as well. I may even end up as one of the lumberjacks around the ring. And I may have a strap too, but even if I don’t, I will stand there and smile as MY champion Biggie Biggs systematically takes you apart, knowing that if you try to get away, I will have Coastal wrestlers around the ring to send you back.
Josh “Absolute” Adams is a Coastal Original. Josh was also one of the original graduates of the Force 1 Training Center, and has paid his dues in the business.
Recently Josh became the G1 Iron Man Champion (more on that soon), but he has gold on his mind at Coastal, and seems to have a personal vendetta against his former Force 1 brothers, now referred to as The 4ce in Coastal.
Josh will be in the ring on July 20th, facing “The American Psycho” Alex Payne. There will be stipulations for that match that Coastal fans will be excited to find out about. Don’t miss this match, and this show.
Tickets are only $10, and are available in advance at The Tower Tavern in Westville, and at BrownPaperTickets.com.
Remember, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Tower Tavern Speaks For Autism!!
Coastal Commissioner Phil Varlese said this week that he had several surprises in store for the fans who will be attending “Clash At The Creek” on Saturday July 20th in Bellmawr, NJ.
This afternoon we received the following photo from Varlese, and we can only assume that this has something to do with one of the surprises that evening. We’re unable to figure it our just yet, and the Commissioner isn’t talking.
Remember that advance tix are still available at the Tower Tavern in Westville, and at BrownPaperTickets.com