The CWF returned to the Schooner
Center in Monessen Saturday night (9/30/06) for Autumn Brawl.
Coming off of a superb No Escape (9/17/06, in Washington
Township), the CWF once again delivered a top-notch performance.
Commissioner LeGrande had his hands full as the CWF title match
between the champion, Zubov, and the #1 contender, “the
Spotlight” Scottie Gash ended in the most controversial ending
in CWF history. Also, LeGrande had to dish out a suspension and
get in the middle of two backstage brawls.
Match 1 – CWF Keystone
championship triple threat match
Aaron “UnReal” Gibbs v. Lightning v. “the Sexual Icon” Eric
Xtasy. Devil Bhudakahn served as the special guest referee.
Autumn Brawl kicked off with
a triple threat match for the CWF Keystone title. The
mega-popular Lightning, who had two teeth pulled a mere 24 hours
earlier, was introduced first, followed by the returning “Sexual
Icon” Eric Xtasy and then the CWF Keystone champion, Aaron
“UnReal” Gibbs. The champion was seconded by his Real $mooth
partner, Ethan Price. In a surprising move, Devil Bhudakahn was
introduced as the special guest referee. Conspicuous by its
absence was Gibbs’ title. Before the bell, Gibbs told the crowd
that he was so confident that he would retain his title that he
left it at home. To show that he was in charge right off of the
bat, Bhudakahn threw Price out from ringside for no reason.
The bout was evenly paced the
entire 7:40. All three men dished out their signature moves.
With Gibbs injured on the Schooner Center floor, Lightning
nailed Xtasy with his “Weather Storm Slam”. Gibbs entered the
ring at the same time and low-blowed Lightning. At that point,
with Xtasy barely moving, Gibbs went to the top rope and hit his
patented frog splash for the three-count.
Winner and still Keystone
champion: Aaron “UnReal” Gibbs
Match 2 – Match to
determine the #1 contenders for the CWF tag titles
Steel City Saints (Chris LeRusso and Bobby Shields) v. Marshall
Gambino and “Deeelicious” Jimmy DeMarco
Match two saw total
domination from Gambino and DeMarco. No matter what the Saints
tried, Gambino and DeMarco seemed to have an answer. The match
broke down and just when it seemed that Gambino would end the
Saints’ misery on this night, LeRusso small-packaged Gambino for
the three-count at 10:15.
After the pin, Gambino snapped
and laid out both Shields and LeRusso. DeMarco tried to stop his
cousin, but it was to no avail. Gambino unleashed a side of him
that the CWF had never seen. He finally left the ringside area
when three CWF referee’s ushered him out.
Winners and #1 contenders for the CWF tag titles: Steel City
At this point, while the CWF
referee’s helped the Saints to the back, ring announcer Hank
Hudson informed the crowd that a special fan, Lukas, was
celebrating his sixth birthday with a party at the show. Hudson
led the crowd in singing happy birthday to Lukas. Hudson also
gave him a birthday card from the CWF wrestlers and two
complimentary tickets to Halloween Horror 2 (10/28/06) at
the Schooner Center.
As he was introduced for his
match with Blade, Kato came to the ring and took the microphone
from Hudson. He informed the crowd that it is also his birthday
but nobody sang to him or gave him a card, so Blade would have
to pay for everyone’s ignorance towards him.
Match 3 –“Kato Challenge”
Kato v. Blade
A back and forth match, it
appeared that Kato’s challenge would backfire in his face.
Neither man could grab a huge advantage, and as the match hit
the eight-minute mark, referee Mike Compel was inadvertently hit
by Blade. The match continued, and as the clock wound down to
under 25 seconds, Kato pulled out a chain and tossed it to
Blade. Blade caught it and as Kato fell without being hit, the
ref saw Blade with the chain and DQ’ed him at 9:42 although he
did not use it.
Blade then got on the mic and
challenged Kato to a rematch not only in a 10-minute “Kato
Challenge”, but also to a “Blade Challenge”. Kato did not accept
as he walked off.
Match 4 – CWF tag title
West Coast Hustlas (“Big Dawg” DC Bentley and “Bling Bling Benny
Benz) (CWF tag team champions) v. the Masked Duo
The Hustlas made the second
defense of their title run as they took on the Masked Duo. Just
as it appeared that the champs were going to score a pinfall
victory, Marshall Gambino returned to ringside with a chair and
leveled all four competitors. Referee Bryan Graham stopped the
match at 4:12 and ruled it a no contest.
Winners: The bout was ruled a no contest, therefore the West
Coast Hustlas retain the CWF tag team titles.
After the bell, Gambino continued
one of the most gruesome assaults in recent CWF memory as he
relentlessly blasted all four men with the chair as if he were
trying to end their careers. “Deeelicious” Jimmy DeMarco tried
to stop his cousin but Gambino continued to beat down the four
men. Finally, every CWF referee in the building came down to get
Commissioner Bert LeGrande came
to ringside and told Gambino that he was tired of his tactics
and that he was going to give the big man some time to think
about what he did. LeGrande suspended him for 30 days, which
means he will not be at either Believe the Hype (this
Saturday, October 7th, at Charleroi High School) or
Halloween Horror 2 (10/28/06, at the Schooner Center in
Match 5 – One on One
“The Aerial Icon” Justin Idol v. Jason Gory
An amazing contest between
two of the top athletic wrestlers in the CWF, Idol and Gory came
at each other with offense, counters, and counters to counters.
The back and forth match lasted 10:30, but it could have easily
went a half an hour longer because of how evenly matched these
two were. Idol scored the pinfall after using his “Idol Looks”.
Winner: Justin Idol
Match 6 – One on one
Ethan “$mooth-X” Price (w/CWF Keystone champion Aaron “UnReal”
Gibbs) v. Powerhouse Hughes
Price and Hughes stared each
other down early on, and surprisingly, the two men took part in
a very scientific match. After exchanging holds for about five
minutes, Price challenged Hughes to a test of strength. Hughes
garnered the upper hand early, and as Price began making a
comeback, Hughes took him in a head lock. As Price tried to whip
Hughes into the ropes, Hughes reversed it and went for a leap
frog. When Hughes landed, he tweaked his left knee. Price took
immediate advantage of the opportunity and worked on Hughes’
injured leg. Price would continuously pull the ref away when
Hughes would reach the ropes so Gibbs could lay in some shots.
Getting frustrated that Hughes would not submit to his leg
holds, Price called Gibbs on to the apron to hold Hughes. Price
charged to hit Hughes, but Hughes ducked and went for his
patented ‘House Bomb. But Hughes’ leg buckled and Price rolled
down Hughes’ back into a sunset flip. Price hooked the ropes for
leverage and scored the three-count on Hughes.
Winner: Ethan “$mooth-X”
Match 7 – CWF Heavyweight
Zubov © v. “the Spotlight” Scottie Gash
A controversial bout to say
the least, this match was as evenly paced as you could get. Both
men pulled out all the stops; Zubov to hold on to his most
cherished possession, and Gash to try and regain what he once
held. As Gash appeared to be closing in on the title, he
attempted a clothesline on Zubov but referee Bryan Graham
accidentally was in the way. Graham was down so referee Bobby
Potter came to finish the match. As Graham was coming to, Gash
ducked a Zubov clothesline and hit a belly-to-back suplex.
Potter counted the three for Gash, but at the same time, unaware
that Potter was there, Graham counted down Gash’s shoulders.
Ironically, both Zubov and Gash got their shoulders up on the
side of the other ref.
The bell rang and both men
got up thinking that they won the match. Mass confusion ensued,
and as the four men stood in the ring trying to figure out what
was going on, Commissioner LeGrande came to ringside and
declared the bout a draw because in the CWF, a referee’s
decision stands and both referee’s counted a three-count. So at
that point, LeGrande infirmed the crowd that Zubov would retain
the title but he would have to face Gash again this Saturday at
Believe the Hype (10/7/06 at Charleroi High School).
Winner: The bout was ruled
a draw. Zubov retains the CWF championship.