Over six months ago, the sponsors of
the Charleroi Area Class of 2009 approached the CWF about doing
a fund raiser. The selling point of the show was the CWF
officials telling the sponsors to “believe the hype” that they
had heard from CWF fans.
After this past Saturday night at Charleroi High School, it
wasn’t just the sponsors who believed the hype. Everyone in
attendance now knows why the show was properly titled,
BELIEVE THE HYPE.
The event, which had eight
scheduled matches, ended up having ten solid matches. There was
also another controversial CWF title match finish, an amazing
main event, buildup for HALLOWEEN HORROR 2 (10/28/06),
and unfortunately, two severe knee injuries.
Match 1 – CWF Keystone
championship fatal-four way match
Aaron “UnReal” Gibbs © (w/Ethan Price) v. Devil Bhudakahn v.
“the Aerial Icon” Justin Idol v. Bobby Shields
A fast-paced opener, all four men
showed quickly that they wanted to walk out of Believe the
Hype with the coveted Keystone title. All four men through
all of their big moves at one another. At the end of the match,
Idol and Gibbs were knocked outside of the ring. Shields
attempted an inverted DDT, but Bhudakahn reversed it into a
father-nelson slam and bridged pin attempt. During Bhudakahn’s
counter, Gibbs had been climbing the ropes. As Bhudakahn
attempted a pin on Shields, Gibbs hit his patented frog splash
on Bhudakahn and not only broke up the pin attempt on Shields,
but he also scored the win by pinning Bhudakahn.
Winner and still Keystone champion: Aaron “UnReal” Gibbs
After the match, Gibbs and Price
got on the mic and told the crowd how they felt. They bashed
everyone in sight, including the school’s football team. At that
point, the duo told the crowd that ‘the night was young and you
will be seeing plenty of us”.
Match 2 – “The Snake Man”
Deven Michaels v. Chris LeRusso
In a very scientific match,
the two men battled back and forth until Michaels landed a slam
near the ropes. He pinned LeRusso, but after the referee saw
that LeRusso’s foot was on the ropes, the referee restarted the
bout. An upset Michaels confronted the ref, and while
distracted, Michaels was rolled up by LeRusso for the
three-count and the win.
Winner: Chris LeRusso
As LeRusso began to celebrate,
Michaels attacked LeRusso and hit a DDT. Michaels then grabbed
his bag and pulled out his pet python, Jezebel. Ringside fans
scurried in fear as Michaels wrapped the snake on LeRusso.
Match 3 – #1 contender for
“The Future” Calvin McGrath v. Dr. Feelgood w/Jade
A back and forth match, these two
heavyweights exchanged technical moves instead of brawling, as
was expected. As soon as the match began, Keystone champion
Aaron Gibbs came to ringside to scout the match since he would
be facing the winner at Halloween Horror 2. The match was
entertaining and very even. Referee Bryan Graham was
inadvertently knocked down and Feelgood hit a DDT for a pin
attempt but no one was there to count the three. Feelgood pulled
McGrath into the corner and landed ten punches, but at that
point, McGrath finished the former CWF champion off with a
powerbomb for the three-count.
Future” Calvin McGrath
After the match, Gibbs made his
way to ringside and distracted McGrath. Out of nowhere, Gibbs’
Real $mooth partner, Ethan Price, attacked McGrath from behind.
The duo laid the boots to McGrath until Powerhouse Hughes made
Match 4 – 6-man “Double
Jeopardy” tag match
Team Devious (“Devious” Dee Drake, (Mon Valley champ), Blade and
Lightning v. Team “Deeelicious” (Deeelicious” Jimmy DeMarco,
Micky Gambino, and Nasty Nick)
(The stipulation of the match was that if a member of Team
Devious scored the pinfall, that wrestler would get a CWF title
shot at Halloween Horror 2. If a member of Team
Deeelicious scored the pinfall, that individual would win the
Mon Valley title.)
The six men wasted no time in
taking it to each other. About five minutes into the match, the
ultra-popular Lightning tagged in to go to work on Nasty Nick,
but as he stepped in to land a blow, he injured his knee. The
ringside physician and staff helped the big man to the back.
Wrestling now in a handicapped
match, Blade and Drake were outnumbered and at a disadvantage
the entire match. Towards the end though, Drake reversed DeMarco
into his cousin, Gambino, and the duo went flying. At the same
time, Blade nailed Nick with a crescent kick and hit a top-rope
split-legged moonsault for the win.
Due to a pre-match stipulation,
Blade will now receive a CWF title shot against Zubov at
Halloween Horror 2.
Winners: Team Devious. As
per the prematch stipulation, Blade is now the #1 contender for
the CWF championship because he scored the winning fall.
At this point of the show, ring
announcer Hank Hudson invited Charleroi High School principal
Vince Vitori into the ring to speak to the crowd. He thanked
everyone for coming and asked how everyone liked the show.
At that point, the Masked
Mongolian made his way to the ring and started speaking in his
native tongue to Hudson. Hank told him that he could not speak
Mongolian so Hank asked the crowd if anyone could. Exchange
student “Sam”, who is from Mongolia, stood up and the kids egged
him on to go into the ring to translate. The Masked Mongolian
told Sam what he said, and then Sam relayed the message to
Hudson to tell the crowd.
Once translated, Hank told the
crowd that the Mongolian came to fight and was challenging any
one person from the crowd. Numerous people raised their hand but
the Mongolian pointed to a man sitting at ringside, Charleroi
Middle School teacher Eric Farner. Shocked, Farner decided to
take him up on the challenge.
Match 5 – One on One
The Masked Mongolian v. Eric Farner
This was the first match for
both men, and it may be the last for the Masked Mongolian.
Winner: Eric Farner
Match 6 – Legends match
Lord Zoltan w/Mayor Mystery v. Doink the Clown
A rematch from No Escape
(9/17/06), these two put on an entertaining match that the fans
will never forget. Zoltan controlled the match early thanks in
part to his manager, Mayor Mystery. His interference backfired
though and it cost his man the match. Doink pinned both men at
the same time to win the match.
Winner: Doink the Clown
Commissioner LeGrande and Charleroi Area Class of 2009 sponsor
Craig Kordich made their way to the ring and thanked everyone
for coming. They informed the crowd that the show was a success
for the Class of 2009 and was also very entertaining for the
At that point, Kato came out and
told both men to get lost because the main event was about to
Match 7 – Kato “10-minute
Kato v. “the Sexual Icon” Eric Xtasy
Kato kept his undefeated
streak and his “10-minute Kato Challenge” alive by pinning Xtasy.
The match was even throughout and saw both men hit numerous
close calls before Kato won with his “Kryptonite Krunch”.
Match 8 – One on one
Special-Sith v. Dale Price
A four-plus year layoff did
no hurt Dale Price in this match, and it appeared as if he never
left the CWF. The match, which was added the day of the show,
took longer to negotiate than it did to get a winner as Price
left no stone unturned in putting the masked man away.
Winner: Dale Price
Match 9 – CWF Heavyweight
Zubov © v. “the Spotlight” Scottie Gash
The second match between the
two men in a week, the fans once again saw no clear cut winner
decided. The bout went back and forth and it appeared that the
challenger was about to end the match, but he came off the
second rope with a double axe handle and buckled his knee. It
was the second time in the night that a wrestler blew his knee
Winner by DQ: “The
Spotlight” Scottie Gash. (Zubov retained the title)
After the match, Zubov attacked
Gash’s knee and when he tried to leave, Zubov was chased by the
fans with chairs.
Match 10 – Grudge match
Ethan “$mooth-X” Price (w/Keystone champion Aaron Gibbs) v.
A brutal battle between two
of the better big man wrestlers in the Pittsburgh area, neither
man left anything in the locker room. Price controlled the match
early and every time Hughes tried to make a comeback, Gibbs
Toward the 15:00 minute mark, the
referee was accidentally knocked out. Gibbs interfered and the
duo hit Hughes with the “Block Party”. Price attempted a pinfall
but no one was around to make the count. Price eventually
revived the ref, but Hughes began a comeback before the ref was
knocked down again.
Price went for his “Price
Reduction” but Hughes reversed it into a ‘house bomb for the
win. Gibbs was back in the ring as the bell rang to attack
Hughes, but “the Future” Calvin McGrath made the save.
Hank Hudson thanked everyone for
coming and reminded the crowd of the announced matches for
Halloween Horror 2 (10/28/06).
Winner: Powerhouse Hughes