163 wrestling fans showed up on a hot and humid summer night for NWA Coastal’s “BRAGGING RIGHTS II” show which was being shot for syndicated TV by our friends from the NWA On Fire promotion.
As ring announcer Rev. Buddy Graham attempted to announce the first match, Millionaire John II came to ringside with NWA Coastal Heavyweight Champion Patch, and called out challenger Bad Boy Danny Pagan. He called Pagan foolish for putting his career on the line for a chance at the title. At that point MC Phil Varlese came to the ring to announce that Coastal Commissioner Tommy Cairo had a stipulation for the match, and that stipulation was the NO members of Millionaire John’s Boardwalk Mafia could be at ringside for that match. When asked for clarification, Varlese said that neither “Il Capo” Jason Gotti, or The Dark Angel, OR Vicious Vince could be at ringside.
The first match was a Contenders Match for the NWA Coastal Iron Man Championship, with the winner moving on to challenge for the belt. In a wild back and forth match that had the crowd on their feet cheering, “The Coqui Kid” Sebastian Cruz narrowly defeated “The American Psycho” Alex Payne.
The second match saw the debut of Rick Ryder, who was unsuccessful in defeating Bobby Youngblood due to outside interference from Millionaire John II
While Millionaire John also came to ringside for the next match, he was unable to coax a victory out for the debut of Rex Lawless, who took on Jersey Shore legend Biggie Biggs, as both wrestlers were counted out. After the match, Commissioner Tommy Cairo announced that there would be a return match that will not only be no disqualifications, but will also be a taped fist match as well.
Young Lions winner Kevin Tibbs took advantage of his opportunity given him by his May 12th victory to take the NWA Coastal Iron Man Championship from Ricky Reyes. Reyes has already petitioned the National Wrestling Alliance to have a return match, saying it doesn’t matter where that takes place. Cairo came to ringside to place the belt on Tibbs, and congratulate him on both his Young Lions victory and for winning the belt this evening.
After a brief intermission that saw fans taking in not only all the wrestlers who came to ringside, but also the Phoenix Rising Ring Girls (accompanied by the “World’s Hottest Body” James Coller) and a pushup contest featuring Braydon Knight and IFBB bodybuilder Cynthia Colon, the second half of the show started.
Commissioner Cairo announced that the next match was one of the opening rounds in the Angelo Savoldi Junior Heavyweight Tournament, and introduced “The Hybrid” Josh Adams, who was facing Spartan. Though Adams defeated Spartan the first time they faced each other back in January, it was Spartan who got the better this time.
In a wild match. “The Wrestler Formerly Known as Luscious LaRon”, accompanied to the ring by his new manager/spiritual advisor(?) faced the wrestler always known as Wacky Wayne Woo. Woo covered the fans, the ring, the referee and his opponent in Silly String before the match even started, and appeared to enjoy taunting Senior NWA Official Fred Richards by getting in and out of the ring repeatedly during the first few minutes of the match. Woo eventually got serious (sort of) and pinned TWFKALL for the victory.
In a series of surprising events, challenger “Bad Boy” Danny Pagan was able to defeat NWA Coastal Heavyweight Champion Patch with help from Millionaire John II, who recruited both Bobby Youngblood and Rex Lawless to interfere in the match on Pagan’s behalf by throwing a weapon to him while the ref was knocked out. After the match, a bloodied Patch was attacked by both Lawless and Youngblood while being taunted by the Millionaire. Pagan, slumped in the corner holding his new belt, saw the beatdown, and then joined in! Suddenly Pagan turned to the Millionaire, who offered his congratulatory hand, shook it, and walked out with the Millionaire and his group, leaving a beaten former champion and poster boy for the Boardwalk Mafia in the ring.
It’s undetermined if Youngblood and Lawless have been recruited for the Boardwalk Mafia, or if they were only recruited for the evening. Additionally, Patch was brought to a local hospital due to significant blood loss, where he was later treated and released.
NWA Coastal will return to The Bayville Elks (NJ) Lodge on October 6th with their next show. Details to follow.
Special thanks to the Bayville Elks, The Phoenix Rising Ring and Calendar Girls, the sponsors of NWA Coastal and the group from the charity 21 Plus.