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The man: Heyman E. Danger
Heyman E. Danger is arguably one of the greatest creative minds in the history of professional wrestling. Not only is Danger a very good booker, he is also a top drawer manager, who is able to be the master salesman and tactician for his charge.

The company: Empire State Wrestling
The darling promotion from the east coast, Empire State Wrestling is an entertaining independent promotion based out of New York. First opening its doors in 1996, ESW didn't exactly set the world alight with its debut show, although it was solid enough to encourage local fans to come back for their second offering. The infamous second show of ESW, "The City Never Sleeps", was absolute gold and would set the trend for what Empire State Wrestling would become known for; a modern independent market for up and coming US talent that eventually go on to be stars of the future. ESW are happy filling their niche role and are more than capable of living within their limitations. Not a threat to the bigger stateside organisations, both the AWF and CWE are respectful when approaching to sign talent as they restrain from raiding the entire promotion and putting them out of business. This may however change with the ambitious Heyman E. Danger taking charge of creative.

Product analysis
Key Features:
None
Heavy: None
Medium: Mainstream, Cult, Modern
Low: Traditional, Comedy, Hardcore
Performance-Popularity ratio: 50-50

The roster

Faces

Levi Tundra

Age: 28 Size: Middleweight Gimmick: Straight Edge
Short Description: “No Limits” Levi Tundra has been making a name for himself in the ESW, where his clean cut, straight edge character has gotten him over as one of the top babyfaces in the promotion; though it may only be a matter of time before he's signed away by a bigger promotion.

Cameron Rich

Age: 38 Size: Middleweight Gimmick: No Gimmick Needed
Short Description: Cameron Rich is a veteran of the ESW roster, having spent much of his career working for the New York based promotion. He has been booked as a top talent, but even among ESW's diehard fans there are some who have questioned whether he truly deserves his spot at the top.

Lee Harrison

Age: 29 Size: Middleweight Gimmick: Old School Face
Short Description: Lee Harrison is a young wrestler from Indiana whose first few years in the promotion were forgettable; mainly due to his generic babyface character having no real substance behind it. However, over the past year, Harrison has stepped up his game after he stopped Johnny Chase from attacking his valet Janet Murrin. The ongoing feud has reinvigorated Harrison's character, as he's played the valiant hero willing to put his body on the line to protect the helpless.

Notorious 187

Age: 35 Size: Lightweight Gimmick: Gang Leader
Short Description: The notorious 187 is a hardened street thug hailing from the mean district of Brooklyn, New York. Combining a fearless brawling approach with a dogged determination to not be beat, the "Notorious 187" has found a great deal of success in a multitude of promotions.

Joey Relamano

Age: 32 Size: Middleweight Gimmick: Old School Face
Short Description: Joey Relamano is of Puerto Rican heritage, but was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. A fan of the oldschool style of wrestling from the 70s and 80s, Relamano's unflashy offense will hurt his chances of winning over the more modern wrestling fans, but he's a good worker and has been a solid member of New York's ESW for the past four years.

Kenneth Fairmount

Age: 30 Size: Lightweight Gimmick: Fun Babyface
Short Description: Kenneth Fairmount has been a huge fan of wrestling all his life; A natural athlete, he was noticed by AWF scouts who signed him to a developmental deal in 2005, but after two years of working in the California Wrestling Organisation he opted not to resign with the promotion; tired of being passed over because of his size and Japanese Junior style.

Lionel Delorme

Age: 26 Size: Lightweight Gimmick: Teen Idol
Short Description: 'Pretty Boy' Lionel Delorme is a proffesional wrestler hailing from Belfort, France. Delorme is a very entertaining high flyer, whose Pretty Boy gimmick draws the ire of fans. Although Delorme excels in both his gimmick work and his high flying skills he is pretty poor as an all around wrestler, and relies on big spots to get over with crowds.

Bradley Merton

Age: 29 Size: Middleweight Gimmick: Clean Cut
Short Description: Bradley Merton is a promising young all rounder who has spent the last few years wrestling for ESW in his home state of New York. One of the few College educated wrestlers, Merton has a degree in physical therapy, but seems content using that knowledge to contort his opponents with painful submission holds in the ring.

Zero

Age: 24 Size: Lightweight Gimmick: Mysterious
Short Description: Zero is one of the few masked wrestlers in the United States whose real name is unknown. He made his ESW debut by saving Lee Harrison from a two on one beat-down at the hands of Johnny Chase and Jacob Ruthless. A flashy high flyer; Zero mixes kicks in with his aerial maneuvers to create a dynamic offensive style.

The Seventh Street Saints
Titus Flint and Kenta Shiozumi


Age: 29/32 Size: Middleweights Gimmick: Street Fighters
Short Description: The Seventh Street Saints' rough street fighting isn't a typical babyface style, but the Saints have spent their entire careers taking the fight to the biggest and toughest opponents. The pseudo-Vigilante team are mainstays of ESW, and have an ongoing rivalry with the thug-like TW3; refusing to be intimidated by threats or violence.

The Ordinary Guys
Alvin Benson and Harvey Steele


Age: 27/30 Size: Middleweights Gimmick: Fan's Own
Short Description: Benson and his Steele are fine workers, but simply come across as completely forgettable. Fittingly enough the two have called themselves “The Ordinary Guys,” fan favourite underdogs who don't win much, but always give it their all.

Heels

Harvey Keenan


Age: 36 Size: Middleweights Gimmick: Cult Leader
Short Description: Keenan is a dark and moody character in and outside of the ring. Something of an outcast, he is as unpredictable as he is nihilistic. He has gotten a cult following among the fans of Empire State Wrestling, and has an ongoing rivalry with Levi Tundra, who's clean cut, straight edge persona is a perfect foil for Keenan's dark character.

Chris Boone

Age: 29 Size: Light Heavyweight Gimmick: Punk
Short Description: Chris Boone is a 10-year veteran from Memphis, TN. Critics say Boone could one day make it big, if it wasn't for his partying lifestyle; a habit that has slipped him up on more than one occasion. As it currently stands, Boone remains a fixture for ESW where he is booked as a top tier talent and multi-time champion.

Jayson Disaster

Age: 32 Size: Middleweight Gimmick: Narcissist
Short Description: Jayson “Disaster” Levine is a North Carolina native who's been wrestling across the East Coast for the past twelve years.

Logan Prince

Age: 32 Size: Middleweight Gimmick: City Slicker
Short Description: Having graduated college with an economics degree, Prince went to work as a financial analyst in the New York Stock Exchange, while working independent wrestling shows sporadically in his spare time. Despite his lucrative job on Wall Street, his passion for wrestling proved too great and Prince signed a contract with ESW. Looking to his former career as inspiration he debuted with a financial whizzkid gimmick. A rich kid who plays and beats the stock market making millions of dollars in the process. Logan Prince always comes to the ring dressed immaculately in a suit.

Dirk Ivers

Age: 33 Size: Middleweight Gimmick: Arrogant Heel
Short Description: Dirk Ivers does an excellent job playing an obnoxious heel; mainly because it's not far off from his actual personality. Ivers has portrayed himself as an associate of Harvey Keenan, however, It's debatable whether he actually believes in Keenan's dark philosophy, or simply wants someone to back him up when he bites off more than he can chew.

Vince Borden

Age: 35 Size: Big Heavyweight Gimmick: Psycho
Short Description: Vince Borden started off as a one-note garbage wrestler whose only claims to fame were stiff strikes and taking insane bumps. Knowing his career was going nowhere with his limited ability, he started expanding his moveset and improving his shape. After this change, he was quickly picked up by ESW who loved his superb athleticism and menacing ring presence. He's now established himself as one of the company's top heels and has come close to winning the East Coast title on several occasions.

Eric Chalice

Age: 34 Size: Middleweight Gimmick: Manipulator
Short Description: Eric Chalice is a veteran indy wrestler who is best known for having been a member of the original Dynamite USA roster when it was founded in 2002. Chalice spent five years in the promotion, but failed to ever be anything more than an opening level worker, and was fired in 2007 after he antagonized Abraham Sound; the locker room sided with Sound and DUSA management had little choice but to release Chalice. Since then Chalice has been working in ESW, where he's already gotten heat with his fellow wrestlers after he said in an interview he deserved better than to be working in “the minor leagues.”

Johnny Chase

Age: 33 Size: Middleweight Gimmick: Egomaniac
Short Description: Johnny Chase has spent the last few years wrestling for ESW; playing a despicable and slimy heel. For most of that time he was accompanied by his valet Janet Murrin. Over time their relationship soured as Chase became more and more controlling and began to frequently put her in danger to help him win matches. He became more and more abusive until finally Lee Harrison stepped in to save Murrin, and the two have been feuding ever since.

Jacob Ruthless

Age: 30 Size: Middleweight Gimmick: Bully
Short Description: Ruthless plays the sexy heartthrob, the man the ladies can't live without and that men envy because they can never be as handsome and awesome as he is. Ruthless struts to the ring with his signature smirk and cocky walk. Teasing that he'll kiss or let any one of the ladies touch him. On the mic he'll denounce all the guys as being fat losers and let the ladies know that he doesn't touch the filthy beasts that they are, as the are not in his class.

TW3 (a.k.a. Take What We Want)
Deep Freeze and Lil' Dante


Age: 30/31 Size: Light Heavyweight/Middleweight Gimmick: Gangstas
Short Description: Take What We Want have been the most dominant duo in the recent history of the New York based promotion. Acting as the mouthpiece of the team, Lil' Dante is not only quick to verbally put down his opponents, but actually quite a proficient brawler to boot, while Deep Freeze is a man of very few words, but big actions. Brawling in a very stiff and violent manner, Deep Freeze has become known as a man you do not want to cross paths with in the squared circle.

Non-wrestling staff


Timothy Packer (Announcer), Dr. Crush (Color Commentator), Lawrence Jenkins (Referee), Janet Murrin, Ca$hflow, Heyman E. Danger (managers), Patrick Yardy (Road Agent), Paul Haydon (Owner, Authority Figure)
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The Smark Remark
January 2015: Road to ESW Empire State of Mind
True to his controversial reputation, the first move of Heyman E. Danger after taking charge of ESW's creative was to shoot down the push of Harvey Keenan as the company's figurehead. Just 3 months after being handpicked for the top spot, Keenan is said to be furious at the lack of trust shown towards him.

Owner Paul Heydon refused to comment on the company's change of direction, but he did confirm that there are greater things at play. The bigger picture is that while so far he has been contempt to carve a niche for his promotion in the Tri State area, with the arrival of new booker Heyman E. Danger he aspires to new heights and has given the man a two year deadline to grow ESW into a Cult-sized promotion.

Janet Murrin and Lee Harrison were spotted holding hands in public, a smartphone photo of the pair circulating in the wrestling-related social media. The two have kept silent about the incident so far, which further fueled discussions as to whether it is part of a worked angle in their feud with Johnny Chase or a case of storylines spilling out into real life.

Lucha libre powerhouse Mundial de Lucha announced on January 9th that they would be bringing in Patrick Yardy as a permanent member of their creative team. The signing meant that ESW lost their Road Agent overnight, then a second hit came when his potential replacement, Corporal Bloodshed, opted to work for California Wrestling Organization, presumably under better terms. The drama ended with the established Colt Magnum getting hired, a clear sign that the company look to him also as an ally to get the locker room under control.

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Match card for ESW Empire State of Mind
January 2016

ESW Heavyweight title match: Cameron Rich vs Jayson Disaster
Chris Boone vs Levi Tundra
Lee Harrison vs Johnny Chase
Vince Borden vs Jacob Rutheless
Prediction contest: At the end of the year, the user with the most points is awarded one executive decision. It could be to hire or fire someone, turn a worker, change their gimmick, alliance, team and so on.

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ESW Heavyweight title match: Cameron Rich vs Jayson Disaster

I don't know the Londonverse so going with Cameron Rich purely because he had more written about him. Even if it was somewhat negative.

Chris Boone vs Levi Tundra

Basically CM Punk... Well I like basically CM Punk and Boone is someone who he would naturally have a dislike of because of his lifestyle.

Lee Harrison vs Johnny Chase

I mean I feel bad for supporting a man who abuses his woman, and not backing the hero here. But Harrison has such a punchable face I hope for Chase to steal a win here.

Vince Borden vs Jacob Rutheless

Borden is a Monster.
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Not too familiar with LONDON verse, but always enjoy your stuff so will be watching.
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I don't know the Londonverse so going with Cameron Rich purely because he had more written about him. Even if it was somewhat negative.
I'm learning the Londonverse with this game as well. The text is copied from the worker's profile, I just cut out some info that are either of exclusive interest to the booker or I don't want viewers to know.

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I mean I feel bad for supporting a man who abuses his woman, and not backing the hero here. But Harrison has such a punchable face I hope for Chase to steal a win here.
Harrison reminds me of New Japan's Yoshi Hashi


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Not too familiar with LONDON verse, but always enjoy your stuff so will be watching.
Always glad to see you around. Like I said, I'm not familiar with Londonverse either, so no worries. As usual, I'll try to keep updates short and easy to read.
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Londonverse is my fav mod and I could never figure how to get a diary up using a promotion from it good luck
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Londonverse. interesting choice.
im not a diary guy, but this mod is so great, i will follow this diary
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ESW Empire State of Mind
Held in the Tri-State Area, U.S., in front of 2.900 people
Shown on Q-TV for less than 0.01 ratings (1.000 viewers)

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Vince Borden vs Jacob Rutheless
ESW's first show of the year opened with a heel vs heel match, but fans didn't seem to mind as long as the cocky Rutheless got squashed by his massive opponent. As a bonus to being a strong start to the show, the two men seemed to have a natural chemistry, which made up for the announcing duo being off-time and all over the place. Rutheless showed some improvement in his Performance skills and worked a good match but it was Borden who stole the show by putting in performance of the night before finishing his opponent with the Borden-lands.
Grade: D 44

Logan Prince took to the ring next and introduced Heyman E. Danger as his new executive assistant. Heyman's mastermind gimmick got across well with the fans and his weaselly promo hyping up Prince was good, but it was the wrestler himself who ripped it, shooting from the hip as he played up his Wall Street financial wizard yuppie gimmick. Drawing from his real-life experiences, Prince presented himself as a cocky youngster who thinks he owns the world, his money and status able to get him anything and anyone he wishes. Not the most original of gimmicks, but it's extremely easy to get heat and given Prince's experience and mic skills, he might be trusted to do something more creatively.
Grade: C 62

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Johnny Chase vs Lee Harrison (with Janet Murrin)
The next chapter in the ongoing feud between Harrison and Chase, this one got some extra heat from the fans given the recent news of Murring and Harrison actually dating in real life. Picking up on the crowd's response, Chase upped his aggression and peppered his offense with plenty of trash talk towards both his opponent and his ex-girlfriend. It was clear that both men have been working on their Performance skills since their last appearance and Chase even went the extra mile by debuting some new, innovative weapons spots. Murrin's screams as Harrison got beat were more obnoxious than contributing to the story told, so when Chase dropped her with a trash lid to the dome, he got a fair share of cheers from the fans and a short "thank you Johnny" chant. With Murrin out, Harrison got a second wind and mounted a comeback thanks to her distraction, but Chase turned things around and thanks to a sneaky eye poke managed to get the victory over his nemesis.
Grade: D+ 50

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Levi Tundra vs Chris Boone
The story in this bout was the upcoming straitedge babyface fighting the established heel party animal. Apparently Chris Boone went above and beyond in portraying his part, as he was clearly intoxicated while working the match, which in turn made Tundra's looks of disapproval and pity feel as real as can be. Regardless, Boone's in-ring work was still better than that of his opponent, a testament to where this man could have gone if not for his party hard lifestyle. Tundra did his best to save the match but his inexperience showed, as did his lack of stamina by the twentieth or so minute that he finally laid out his opponent with an Arctic Tundra.
Grade: C- 53

Levi Tundra had zero time to celebrate his victory, since Harvey Keenan and his lackey Dirk Ivers stormed the ring as soon as the bell rang to attack the straightedge fighter. With Tundra laid out, Keenan cut a brooding, mysterious promo in which he rambled about the youngster 'not getting it' and being 'a victim of trends' who's 'a hypocrite' claiming he's in control of his own life but following what others have created for him to fit in. An odd moment, as fans haven't yet fully embraced Tundra and Keenan's wordsmithing, coupled with his grungey gimmick still feel cool for some fans, meaning there was not a lot of heat to the segment.
Grade: D+ 49


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ESW Heavyweight title match
Cameron Rich vs Jayson Disaster
Jayson Disaster did his best to come away with a win and despite clearly being the better wrestler, he ultimately tapped out to the Neutraliser after twenty or so minutes of solid in-ring action. Both men were spent by the end of the match, which would have been ok had it been slowly built as a big fight, but as it was, it left both wrestlers exposed despite both having shown improved Performance skills.
Grade: C- 54

Show grade: C- 54
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Shoutout to HiPlus for being 100% accurate in his predictions.

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Londonverse. interesting choice.
im not a diary guy, but this mod is so great, i will follow this diary
Thank you both. I feel like I'm rather familiar with the CVerse by now and was looking for another database; ThunderVerse is great but too massive to digest so I opted for LondonVerse.

Being a fan of the original ECW, I just had to pick Heyman E. Danger as my avatar. I've done my fair share of hardcore companies, so I picked ESW not only because it feels familiar to ECW in terms of location and sizer relative to the big leagues, but also because of its product. I've always said that ECW was more than just blood and guts, it was innovative in terms of edgy characters, storytelling, match types (cruiserweights, lucha libre, japanese juniors etc). With ESW having Cult at Medium but Hardcore at Low, I think their product definition is pretty close to what I'd like to present.
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February 2015: Road to ESW in New England


You read the title right, apparently ESW owner Paul Heydon was dead serious about expanding, which led to the promotion announcing a second monthly show added to their schedule. The event carries the self-explanatory title "ESW in New England" and will be held exclusively in that area every first Saturday of the month. What is still unclear is whether this will be a B show with inconsequential matches that can also serve as testing grounds for ESW creative or whether the New England shows will be connected to the promotion's regular shows in the Tri-State area.

The big story from ESW Empire State of Mind is Chris Boone working the semi main event intoxicated. While his performance was still great and no one got injured, his opponent Levi Tundra is said to be unhappy with the incident. There has been no official word, but an "anonymous" donation of $425 to the local Alcoholics Anonymous organization has led to rumors of it being financed by a significant part of Boone's paycheck for the night. The wrestler even got to social media, confronting the issue and apologizing to both fans and Tundra as he vowed to keep business and pleasure separate.

Social media also gave rise to another interesting story. It seems that an ESW fan working for a car rental company recognized some names and posted images of two paper slips and a damaged vehicle. According to the post "Jayson Disaster rented the car on the night of the show and brought it back like this, but the refund money has been wired through ESW's corporate account". Disaster himself replied to the post saying "I don't want anyone thinking I was the one fined, the money was cut from the check of the man who did the damage" only to provoke an angry response from Jacob Rutheless, who wrote "You park even worse than you wrestle. How you're in the main event and I'm working the opener is beyond me, but after Heyman E. Danger's decision, I'm starting to have some ideas."

Outside of the ring, the event's biggest issue was the problematic chemistry between announcer Timothy Packer and legend color commentator Dr. Crush. Splitting up the duo is widely regarded the only way to go through, what is yet unclear though is what happens next. Given ESW's recent Road Agent troubles and the increased expenses of running two shows per month, hiring someone new is probably off the table, as is keeping Packer on his own to call the action. The most probable scenario is for Heyman E. Danger to take up duties as color commentator, which may clash with his role as Logan Prince's executive assistant, a situation that also begs the question of what will happen with Dr. Crush.

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Match card for ESW in New England
February 2015

TW3 vs The Ordinary Guys (non title match)
Vince Borden vs Lionel Delorme
Cameron Rich & Joey Relamano vs Logan Prince & Chris Boone
Harvey Keenan vs Levi Tundra
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TW3 vs The Ordinary Guys (non title match)

Most dominant duo, vs a pair of forgettable guys... Going with Take What We Want.

Vince Borden vs Lionel Delorme

Teen Idol being fed to a monster.

Cameron Rich & Joey Relamano vs Logan Prince & Chris Boone

Joey can eat a pin here to help set up a feud for Rich.

Harvey Keenan vs Levi Tundra

Dont know if this will end their longterm feud but going for Levi.
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ESW in New England
Held in the Clairefield Park, New England, U.S., in front of 492 people
Shown on Q-TV for less than 0.01 ratings (1.000 viewers)


ESW's first monthly show in New England kicked off with Harvey Keenan coming out to cut another moody promo about 'the mindless masses' not getting it, which he then blamed for his removal as ESW's focal point. This was enough to draw the ire of the fans for a hot start to the show, which Keenan worked with as he improvised the rest of the segment based on crowd reactions. Turning his attention to wrestling legend and color commentator Dr. Crush, he sung his praises as a man who gave it all for the fans and ended up with his body and mind broken. This sparked another one of Dr. Crush's legendary nonesensical rants, which saw him leave the announcing table to enter the ring. Keenan blessed the man for seeing the truth even if it cost him his sanity, saying there's a price to be paid and then welcomed Dr. Crush to his 'Cult' which so far seems to consist of the two men and Dirk Ivers.
Grade: C+ 67

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TW3 (with Ca$hflow) vs The Ordinary Guys
With the departure of Dr. Crush, Heyman E. Danger took over as color commentary and the show went on to the first match of the night. Led by Ca$hflow, Take What We Want showed the New England crowd why they're the top team in ESW, with both supreme teamwork and chemistry on display as they dominated the match at the expense of their everyman underdog opponents. The two gangstas and Alvin Benson showed improvement in their Performance skills and Lil' Dante especially held the match together with some amazing moves coupled with a decent work of the crowd. Still, it was the massive Deep Freeze who scored the pin on Benson after TW3 floored him with the Ring Pop.
Grade: D 46

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Vince Borden vs Lionel Delorme
Another squash match with monstrous Vince Borden demolishing pretty boy Lionel Delorme, this one was held back a bit by the fact that the two workers don't seem to click and their chemistry made for a somewhat awkward bout. It took less than ten minutes for Borden to hit the Borden-lands and wrap this up, a decent performance by both men but nothing the New England crowds will remember coming home from the show.
Grade: D 43

Hot off another dominant win, Vince Borden grabbed a mic to cut a simple but effective promo, in which he bragged about his victories and announced he'll soon be gunning for the ESW Heavyweight title. Showing he's more than just a big man booked as a "silent by violent" dominant monster, Borden showcased his already strong mic skills and improvised masterfully, to the point where the talk between ESW fans is that he's got the total package of a future champion.
Grade: C 60

Perhaps the most controversial segment of the show, Logan Prince came out just before the semi main event with his executive assistant Heyman E. Danger in tow to publically mock Chris Boone. Prince brought out Boone by mockingly waving a bottle of vodka, publicly humiliating him for his drinking problem. As if that wasn't enough, Prince revealed that he was the one who paid off Boone's fine for wrestling drunk last month, bailed him out of jail a few weeks back and now was out to collect his due by purchasing Boone's services in a tag match. Whether a punitive segment or just a storyline inspired by real life and hitting too close to home, this had the odd effect of making Boone come across as the hero battling his inner demons. It did help that both Prince and Danger spoke on top of each other during the promo while Boone shot from the hip and spoke from the heart, all in all a much talked-about moment both during the show and after.
Grade: C 63

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Chris Boone & Logan Prince (with Heyman E. Danger) vs Cameron Rich & Joey Relamano
Obviously, the heel team was struggling to work together after the segment that preceded the match. This put the face team in control early on, their oldschool, simplistic style not drawing attention away from the dysfunctional existence of their opponents. Logan Prince put in the effort and hit some new Flying moves, but it just wasn't his night as after a mediocre performance on the mic, he was also really off his game in the ring. Boone on the other hand put up performance of the night and cleared the ring with some high risk offense, before Prince demanded the tag to score the pin. The argument got the referee involved as well, which allowed Prince to low blow a recovering Relamano in the process, before falling on top of him for the pin.
Grade: C- 58

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Harvey Keenan (with Dr. Crush) vs Levi Tundra
The next chapter in Harvey Keenan's ongoing feud with the straightedge star, this one had the novelty of a "brainwashed" Dr. Crush being on Keenan's corner. As the New England fans were probably unfamiliar with the characters and the story between them, the match started slow with much emphasis on introducing the audience to it all. Though he has clearly been working on his Performance skills, Keenan is more about showmanship than actual in-ring skill and it showed; he was off his game and didn't make it to the end of the match without looking spent, but his saving grace was the presence of Dr. Crush at ringside. The veteran knew how to do some great work at ringside, but it also turned out he has some amazing chemistry managing Keenan, his ramblings and emotional highs distracting Tundra when needed or giving Keenan a second wind. This played into the finish of the match, when Dr. Crush finally got under the skin of Tundra, which caused just enough of a distraction for a desperate Keenan to sneak up from behind and hit Tundra with an Unsanitizer for the win at 24:58
Grade: D 46

Show Grade: D+ 52
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February 2015: Road to ESW Flames of Liberty


After ESW's first show in New England, it seems like the direction is more towards experimentation and a minor advancement of storylines rather than a show running parallel to their major Tri-State events, the big news coming out of the promotion's New England debut though is the release of Jacob Rutheless. According to reports (and social media posts of Rutheless, which we do not wish to repost here) the man apparently got into a backstage fight with masked luchador Zero after calling him a 'worthless jobber'. Given last month's incident involving Rutheless along with strong rumors of his terrible backstage attitude, it seems that the incident was the straw that broke the camel's back, leading to his subsequent release. Rutheless has been relentless in his public trashing of both Zero and ESW head booker Heyman E. Danger, but hasn't gotten any response as the other side wishes to refrain from fuelling that fire.

On a somewhat lighter note, Jayson Disaster once again found himself in the middle of some backstage drama, this time as the perpetrator. It is not yet clear how the scuffle between himself and Kenneth Fairmount began, but it has been confirmed that things got physical pretty soon. According to a statement from Fairmount on his social media account, Disaster got away with only a stern warning and pulled from the show for the night, a decision Fairmount called "far too soft" only to provoke a heated comment from Jacob Rutheless about the "special treatment" Distaster keeps getting as opposed to himself getting fired.

Not everything is bad news for the New York based promotion though, as days after their New England show they announced the signing of Grayson Royce. A standout amateur wrestler at both high school and college level, Royce was the gold medal hope for the US Olympic wrestling squad in 2004, before a devastating car crash saw Grayson break both legs as well as lose his fiancée. After an extended break to recover from the incident, Grayson surprised many by announcing at the turn of 2010 he was looking to become a professional wrestler. Despite debuting with some fanfare at CWE Tournament of Champions, Royce had a brief tenure with the promotion before getting into an argument with Joel Bertrand. Without a doubt, his skills and popularity are going to be a major boost for ESW, but after that last Logan Prince-Chris Boone angle, there have been rumors that ESW are also looking to run a storyline utilizing Royce's tragic past, most likely involving Harvey Keenan and his newly formed "Cult".

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Match card for ESW Flames of Liberty
February 2015

ESW Heavyweight title match: Cameron Rich vs Chris Boone
Grayson Royce vs Eric Chalice
Harvey Keenan & Dirk Ivers vs Levi Tundra & Joey Relamano
Jayson Disaster vs Notorious 187
Vince Borden vs Zero
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ESW Heavyweight title match: Cameron Rich vs Chris Boone

Rich to continue his title run. Boone wont be the one to take the title from him. I can see Prince getting those honours later but considering Boone was run down this week and has some problems i don't see him being trusted with the title.

Grayson Royce
vs Eric Chalice

Grayson Royce looks to be set for a strong debut and what better than against a veteran in the ring who hasn't appeared in the last two shows so is clearly down the ladder.

Harvey Keenan & Dirk Ivers vs Levi Tundra & Joey Relamano

The new Cult should pick up a decent win here. Levi wont lose much in the feud and Relamano is sort of in no mans land. He could be a decent turn for the cult.

Jayson Disaster vs Notorious 187


Disaster is probably ahead of Notorious, but I love Notorious' avatar and Disaster has been causing trouble backstage.

Vince Borden vs Zero

Rutheless is going to be right in regards to Zero being just a jobber. At least for this match.
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