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JESSIE GILMORE TO STAR IN MAJOR FEATURE FILM



The SWF's Jessie is one of our favourites here at Wrestle Gossip and we're delighted to hear that Hollywood has come calling for wrestling's most reliable valet.

Announced on SWF.com and all over the SWF's social media earlier today, Jessie has landed a role in the new big budget fantasy blockbuster, "Artimus's Quest". Jessie will be playing Agnes Winterbreath, fittingly enough a trusty friend and companion to lead character Artimus Phee, played by Colin McKinley, who ventures to a mystical land of dragons (it's always dragons) in search of a mysterious artifact. The character has been described as "good hearted, brave and reliable", which we think suits Jessie down to a tee.

The news means that Jessie will be leaving our screens and her husband Angry Gilmore's corner temporarily when filming commences, some time later in the year.

However, the good news is, we'll soon be getting to see Jessie kick some butt for a change and slay some dragons on the big screen, which sounds like a fair trade-off.

Stay tuned to Wrestle Gossip for all the latest news about the movie and Jessie's foray into the movie world as we get it.


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(I forgot to write up RIPW's June Week 2 show Driven, so here's what happened. Avalanche over High Flyin' Hawaiian and Charger Siaki in a three way (E+), Robbie Wright over Chill by DQ in a USA Title match (D-), Backstage segment with Kirk Jameson and Ekuma, let's pretend Ekuma warned him not to cheat again (C-), Primus Allen over Ranger (D) and RIPW Champion Kirk Jameson defending against Regular Joe (D+).)




RIPW JOUST IN JOHNSTON REPORT

RIPW returned to action to close out June with the Joust In Johnston, featuring two big match-ups. In the show's main event, Primus Allen aimed to become the first man to win the RIPW Championship on four seperate ocassions, as he took on reigning champion Kirk Jameson for the first time. Recent run-ins with Ekuma had forced the RIPW Champion to straighten up and fly right in his defence of the gold, but with the big Hawaiian not in Johnston and out of Jameson's hair for good, there was nothing to discourage the RIPW Champion from doing what he needed to remain champion. Primus proved to be a physical mis-match for Jameson and Jameson needed to pull out a few tricks to stay in the match. The presence of Maryam Vega at ringside didn't hurt though and she proved valuable with some distractions to help Jameson along the way. Her biggest contribution came in the form of her trusty clutch bag though, as with Primus seemingly closing in on victory, Vega handed off the weighty bag for Jameson to use as a weapon, ensuring the most decorated RIPW Champion in history wouldn't add to his list of reigns at Jameson's expense. At least not this time around.

The other main match on the evening's show would pit Matty Faith against the bigman known as Scythe. Faith was coming in off the back of yet more disappointment in a frustrating year. Faith had beaten Scythe in the first round of the March To Victory tournament, but since then things had been going downhill for the Tag Team Champion. Bested by Spencer Spade in the final, Faith would lose in the match to crown a new RIPW Champion against Kirk Jameson, before coming up short again in a second shot later in the same month. And fortunes didn't improve any for Faith in Johnston. Scythe proved too much this time around and avenged his defeat from the March To Victory, meaning another high pressure loss for Matty. The second generation star looked particularly dejected after the defeat, a fact which Scythe seemed to take great interest in, as he watched Faith leave the ringside area.

Also on the show, Deever Arnold picked up a victory over Charger Siaki in the opening match of the night, before Robbie Wright made another successful defence of his USA Title with a win over "No Nonsense" Nick Booth.

Up next for RIPW will be it's seventh annual Ultimate Showdown, the night after SWF's Supreme Challenge 36.

RIPW Joust In Johnston- Deever Arnold d. Charger Siaki (E), USA TITLE: Robbie Wright (c) d. Nick Booth (D-), Scythe d. Matty Faith (D-), RIPW TITLE: Kirk Jameson (c) d. Primus Allen (C-)
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MONTHLY ROUND UP - JUNE 2016



National Battle Finish: 1st
Monthly Finance: $999,546 profit

Big Show Of The Month: Times Of Trouble 2016, B
Main Event: Skull DeBones defeated Remo by DQ (Remo retained the SWF World Heavyweight Championship), B
Match Of The Month: Joey Morgan versus Rogue versus Jimmy Hernandez versus Hollywood Bret Starr to retain the SWF North American Championship, Times Of Trouble, B+
Title Changes: SWF North American- Joey Morgan vacated, Jun W3

Hirings: Skull DeBones (Contract Extension), Black Hat Bailey (Contract Extension), Remo (Contract Extension), Jefferson Stardust (Contract Extension), Robbie Retro (Contract Extension)
Releases: Jungle Lord (Contract Expiry)
News and Notes: N/A



National Battle Finish: 3rd

Big Show Of The Month: Americana!, B
Main Event: Steve Frehley defeated Rick Law to retain the USPW World Title, B+
Match Of The Month: Nicky Champion defeated Rich Money by DQ, USPW American Wrestling, A
Title Changes: USPW National- Jack Marlowe defeated Trent Shaffer, Jun W2

Hirings: N/A
Releases: Tiffany Jade (Contract Expiry)
News and Notes: N/A



National Battle Finish: 2nd

Big Show Of The Month: Excessive Force, B+
Main Event: Aaron Andrews defeated Rocky Golden to retain the TCW World Heavyweight Title, A
Match Of The Month: Wolf Hawkins and Bryan Vessey defeated Rocky Golden and Ricky Dale Johnson, TCW Presents Total Wrestling, A
Title Changes: N/A

Hirings: Laura Catherine Huggins (Contract Extension)
Releases: Ricky Dale Johnson (Contract Expiry)
News and Notes: Dropped to Cult

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Poor TCW. They actually came first the past couple of months, but having Ricky Dale Johnson leave (and announce he's retiring, which I guess explains letting him go) probably cost them and they drop to Cult. Meanwhile, USPW seem to be chugging along just fine regardless.

Jessie getting a movie role is a pretty great result. I get the benefits of all the boosts and it's one of the few people where it kind of doesn't matter that they're off TV.
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SPENCER SPADE
A SUPREME STAR IS BORN?

Written By Alvaro De Steffano
July 2016 Edition - On Sale Now






When Spencer Spade made his debut on Supreme TV at the side of Kristen Pearce and found himself propelled into battles with the likes of Valiant, Angry Gilmore and Brandon James, it could be considered by many as a big break for a young up and comer. For Spencer Spade though, it represented the culmination of a six year journey to the big time of the SWF.

Spade graduated from the Supreme Wrestling University in 2010 at the age of just twenty. His first exposure to fans of the SWF came around that same time, with Spade featured prominently in articles on SWF.com on the training facility and footage of his matches shown on the website as part of the coverage. When the articles stopped, Spade faded from the public conscience. But he was still confident that his time was coming soon.

"They weren't shy about it. Everybody would tell me, I was one of the best guys who'd come through those doors. They knew they had something special. And it was pretty obvious, they wanted to make sure I made it."

Having completed his training and gained people's attention even before officially debuting, Spade would spend the next few years toiling and grafting, getting better and waiting for his opportunity to come. That opportunity that would be afforded to him when Kristen Pearce brought him to the SWF in search of a new competitor to be her first managerial client in May. Immediately, Spade found himself competing alongside former World Heavyweight Champions and established SWF names. Confidence has clearly never been an issue. Even amongst esteemed company, Spade clearly believed he was ready for the challenge.

"It was long overdue. When I walked out and I stepped in that ring with people like Gilmore and Valiant, most guys would have felt like they were in over their heads. But not me; that's where I belonged. I'd been working up to that moment my entire adult life and I was more than ready for it, whether anyone believed it or not. I just hadn't gotten the chance to prove it yet. Maybe to SWF fans, they thought who's this guy, he's not in their league, but that's no reflection on me or my talent. They just hadn't gotten a look at me yet. Talent-wise? Well, people have found that out, real quick, I'm made for this stage."

Since his arrival in the SWF, Spade has made quite the splash in a short period of time. On top of some impressive wins, competing in marquee PPV matches with the likes of Valiant and Gilmore has quickly put Spencer's name on the SWF map. The once unknown has been catching people's attentions all over again. For Spade though, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

"At twenty two, I had people telling me I was a natural. I'm twenty-six now and I'm this good. In three years, four years; who's going to stop me? People haven't seen the best of me yet, not by a longshot. I'm only going to get even better than I already am. This is just the introduction. People are going to see a whole lot more, real soon."

As far as his relationship with manager Kristen Pearce goes, Spade is pretty matter of fact.

"I got sick of waiting. It took Kristen to come to me with an offer, a reason to put that foot through the door. She was smart enough to see the potential and she was bold enough to do something about it. In some ways, we were in the same boat. It's mutually benefical."

That business relationship has put Spade in the path of a man he one day hopes to emulate, in the form of Angry Gilmore, one of the SWF's most respected stars and former World Heavyweight Champions. And while Spade holds a begrudging amount of respect for what Gilmore has accomplished, it's clear he doesn't seem impressed with what he's seen first hand.

"The thing with Gilmore is, the guy's got tenure and for good or bad, that counts for something. He's been around for a long time and people respect that. Fine. The fact he's been around for fourteen years and has a cup of coffee with the World Title to show for it doesn't make him a great in my book, but that's just my two cents. As far as his reputation goes, that's all it is, a reputation. I haven't had my chance to make my reputation yet. Does that make him better than me, the fact he's got fourteen years of tenure on me and people know his name? Are matches won on opportunity or are they won on pure ability. The guy's had his chances, I haven't. We'll see how many World Championships I have in fourteen years time."

Whether Spade is getting ahead of himself or not, it seems he has his sights set on great things. And that confidence is clear in everything he says and does.

"I've never stopped believing in myself, because I know that I'm destined for the top. From my early twenties, I've been groomed for great things, I've got all the tools and all the attributes. It's just a matter now of showing everyone what they've been missing all this time. Whether people realise it or not, they've got a supreme star on their hands."
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SWF SUPREME TV - JUL WEEK 1
(Tri State; 14,000 in attendance)
11.59 Rating - 8,696,070 Viewers


After Duane and Emma introduced us to the show with just over a week remaining until The Supreme Challenge 36, the most supreme stage of all, the music of Skull DeBones would hit to a big pop from the crowd. As DeBones made his way down to the ring Duane would go over the events of last week, where DeBones dared Remo to meet him face to face in the ring and prove that he truly didn't fear him. Remo answered the call and then some, as he laid out DeBones with The Destroyer in the centre of the ring, sending a huge statement to his challenger come The Supreme Challenge. But it remained to be seen what effect that would have come next Thursday.

DeBones took the microphone and was his usual, intimidating presence. But surprisingly, he didn't seem angry about what happened last week. Going over what happened for the crowd's benefit, DeBones claimed that Remo had proven last week that truly, he wasn't afraid of stepping into the ring with Skull DeBones one more time. Remo stood face to face with him and didn't blink, which meant he was ready for The Supreme Challenge. That didn't mean he would leave as champion, however, it merely meant he would enter as a worthy test for him. DeBones told Remo that by driving him into the mat and leaving him at his feet, he had earned some respect. By challenging him in the first place however, he had ensured that his days as champion were numbered. At Supreme Challenge, he would give Remo no free shot. He wouldn't be there to stare into his soul, he would be there to test if he was truly worthy of the hubris he possessed to challenge him. And at Supreme Challenge, when he fought back, fear may be inevitable. DeBones went on to explain that the last time the World Championship belt was in his possession it was a dark time for the SWF. Being champion was not the driving force for Skull DeBones. However, he felt some obligation to write those wrongs and make up for past days as champion. And when he defeated Remo next Thursday night at the most supreme stage of all, he would carry that championship with the pride and the integrity that it deserved. And he told Remo to mark his words, he would be looking to leave as champion this time and there would be no easy way out for Remo to stop him. (A)


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Monty Trescarde vs. Oliver Kobb
Monty stepped away from his dealing and maneuvering for a rare foray back into the ring on Supreme TV. Having been hard at work organising the North American Title Supreme Sixway Ladder Match for The Supreme Challenge, tonight Monty looked to remind everyone that he was very capable in the ring as well as out of it. Controlling much of the match, Monty was briefly tested when Kobb mounted a comeback and had the business magnate reeling with right hands. An elbow to block a charge in the corner proved to be Kobb's downfall though and Trescarde would put this one away with the Cash Bonus, in business like fashion.

Winner: Monty Trescarde, via pinfall, in 5:58
(D+)

Backstage, Ana Garcia stood by to interview Hollywood Bret Starr, on the aforementioned North American Title Ladder Match at The Supreme Challenge. Starr wore a big smirk on his face as he said this was the opportunity he'd been waiting for for too long now. Starr pointed out that two weeks ago, he proved Jimmy Hernandez was a loser, just like everybody else in that match was compared to him. He told Mikey Lau months ago that he was the hottest prospect the SWF had to offer and recently, he'd been proving it. And now, thanks to Monty Trescarde, he was going to prove it to the world at the most supreme stage of all, The Supreme Challenge and become $50,000 richer in the process. He advised Monty to "make the cheque out to Hollywood now and save yourself the time" and said tonight, he was going to show everyone why he was the true star in the making once again. (C-)


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Before we could get into our next match, The Awesomeness would take the mic, looking to address the situation regarding their Tag Team Titles. Huey pointed out that Supreme Challenge was just over a week away and it was clear to everyone watching, nobody in the tag team division had done anything to deserve a shot at them. He described the other tag teams "goofing around" and failing to make an impression, while he and Jefferson were setting new standards for the tag team division and the World Tag Team Titles. Huey made it clear that they wanted to be on the most Awesome stage of them all, but really, it didn't matter who the SWF found to face them because nobody was on their level. Jefferson would state, in his usual, loquacious way that the crowd should prepare to be "mesmerised by magnificence" and "dazzled by desire", which was his way of saying he was going to be competing in singles action, Huey wrapping things up a little more succinctly for his partner by saying Awesome is Everything and they were about to find out why. (C+)

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Jefferson Stardust w/Huey Cannonball and Emmy vs. Masked Patriot w/American Machine and BJ O'Neill
This was Masked Patriot's first taste of singles action since coming to the SWF and without American Machine in his corner, he actually acquitted himself pretty well. Coming out of the traps quickly, Patriot's straight ahead attack caught Jefferson by surprise and it was nearly all the masked man to start. A high back body drop had Jefferson hurting, but a thumb to the eye was enough to slow Patriot down. Patriot still proved to be game, but a springboard kick found the mark. And with Patriot down, Jefferson rose to the top for the Stage Dive, connecting to secure the one, two, three.

Winner: Jefferson Stardust, via pinfall, in 4:37
(C-)
Huey would celebrate with Jefferson, but the champions noticed American Machine coming to check on his friend and seemed to get an idea. And with Machine's back turned, they jumped him from behind. Duane chastised the champions for their needless assault, as they stomped Machine two on one and ignored the referee's demands to stop.






The Awesomeness's show was about to be interrupted though, as two rather large individuals would hit the ring. One was instantly recognisable, that being the returning Des Davids, who leveled Jefferson with a clothesline that bounced him clean across the ring. The other, slightly bigger guy would then lock eyes with Huey, who was aghast to see his partner taken out and even more aghast at what stood in front of him. He opted to make a move anyway, but paid for it, as he was flung overhead with an impressive throw. The champions very quickly regrouped and got out of dodge, shocked at what just happened, as the pair that ran them off stared them down from the ring, Davids glancing over his shoulder down at Machine briefly before returning his focus to The Awesomeness. (C+)


Meanwhile in the locker room of The Fabulous Three, currently Two, Joe Sexy is with James Prudence, apparently having seen what just went down as he comments on what The Awesomeness had to say. Sexy claims that clearly, the two of them must be top of the queue for a Tag Team Title shot right about now, because who had a better record than them. He reminds Prudence that he and Frederique were Tag Team Champions and while Frederique might be out of the picture right now eating French pastries and drinking wine, the two of them were every bit capable of filling his shoes. Prudence seemed a little more receptive to all this than last week and nodded along, as Sexy said maybe the two of them needed to set their sights on some gold and prove that Awesome was no match for Fabulous. (C+)


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Mikey Lau, Jimmy Hernandez and Marshall Dillon vs. Hollywood Bret Starr, Sammy Smoke and Bear Bekowski
These six men had been intrinsically linked over the past three months after the $50,000 agreement with Monty and at The Supreme Challenge, it will all lead to a Supreme Sixway Ladder Match to crown a new North American Champion. Fittingly then, before they got to that match, the six would clash one more time in six man tag team action and get closely reacquainted before their big clash at The Supreme Challenge.

With a title shot and a guaranteed winner already set up, it seemed to relieve a little bit of the tension, at least between the team-mates. Getting a win was still important, but nobody needed to stand out from the group quite so much and working together wasn't quite as much of a problem. Besides, there'd be plenty of time to fight amongst themselves in just over a week's time. As a result we got a pretty traditional six man tag out of this not so traditional situation. The team of Starr, Smoke and Bekowski were able to isolate Dillon from his corner and work over the big cowboy. Starr and Smoke allowed Bekowski to do much of the heavy lifting, coming in to add their own extra damage in between. After finding himself on the receiving end for much of the match Dillon was eventually able to make the tag to Lau, who's kicks proved as lethal and hard to defend against as ever. A big shoulder tackle from Bekowski send Lau tumbling back towards his corner, but that simply led to Hernandez getting the tag and running wild in his own right. Hernandez fared well, undettered by that recent defeat to Starr. Having taken care of him though, Hernandez would take his eye off of the ball somewhat. And Sammy Smoke would capitalise with a blatant kick low behind the referee's back. Hernandez crumpled to the mat and Smoke wore a massive grin on his face, as he made a lazy cover, knowing full well Hernandez wasn't kicking out after that.

Winners: Starr, Smoke and Bekowski, via pinfall, in 8:10
(B-)

Back in the interview area, Ana was with The Legion Of Liberty and BJ O'Neill, after what happened earlier on. BJ spoke for her team saying that were a little battered and bruised, but they had plenty of spirit and they were going to dust themselves down, regroup and come back stronger next time. Before she could go any further however, the two men who came to their rescue earlier on in the night walked into shot, causing her to trail off. With Des Davids at the front of the two, American Machine took a bit of a step forward, not sure what to make of his former partner's surprise re-appearance. Davids told Machine that he understood what was going on. He went down on the shelf and Machine needed to find a replacement, that was fine and he got it. But now, he was back and 100% good to go. And since Machine had gone out and found a new tag team partner, he'd done the same thing. Des introduced the man behind him as Primus Allen, former defensive nose tackle out of West Missouri Tech. Together, the two of them were going to get back his World Tag Team Titles. And as far as Machine went, it was nothing personal. But as of right now, they weren't team-mates any longer and that meant they were just another team in the way of them getting a championship. Machine nodded, but clearly there was at least a little tension lingering, as Davids and Primus left and Machine turned to Masked Patriot and BJ, taking all of this in. (C)


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Everest vs. Ekuma
With a date with Eric Eisen set for The Supreme Challenge 36, it was time for the newcomer Ekuma to show what he could do. Eric decided to join commentary to get a close-up look at what he was in for. And fittingly enough, Ekuma's first opponent would be the now former bodyguard of Eric, Everest, who'd shed his nice looking suit and was back to his old attire. The change of look didn't help, as this was all Ekuma. Ekuma was big enough not to be overwhelmed by Everest, but quick enough and athletic enough to run circles around him. A big spear set up the finish, an impressive spinebuster Duane called as the Hawaiian Crush and Ekuma made light work of a not very light man in his debut.

Winner: Ekuma, via pinfall, in 4:20
(D-)
On commentary, Eric had grown more and more unconvincing during the match in keeping up a confident facade. And as Ekuma had his hand raised in victory, it was clear Eric was trying to mask his concern. Duane took great joy in prodding Eric and pointing out how impressive Ekuma looked, Eric noticeably stammering as he tried to claim that he wasn't concerned and that Ekuma was just a rookie. The look on his face told a different story though, as Ekuma calmly left with his first win under his belt. (C-)


Ana's next interview of the evening would be with Angry Gilmore, on his defeat last week to The Crippler and how that was going to affect his momentum. Gilmore was open to admit that Crippler was one of the top in ring competitors in the entire SWF and losing to him was no shame. The fact he had this new edge to him just made him all the more dangerous, whether he was a fan of it or not. As Gilmore continued he would be interrupted though, as Kristen Pearce wandered in from off screen and she claimed to want to know what the problem between them was, pointing out that they hadn't spoken in ages and things didn't have to be that way. It was all a complete set-up though, as before Gilmore could even really answer, Spencer Spade ran in from the opposite side of the shot and jumped Gilmore with his attention distracted. Kristen immediately flipped to smirking and urging Spade on, as Spade beat down Gilmore, mounting him with a flurry of punches and delivering a hard kick to the side of the head. With Gilmore left dazed, Spade backed away satisfied with his work, as Ana returned to check Gilmore was okay once it was clear Spade and Kristen had gone. (C+)


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John Greed vs. Steven Parker
This was a rematch from Times Of Trouble, where Greed picked up a questionable win with a handful of tights. Parker was in big need of a win, but had revenge on his mind as well, giving him plenty of motivation going into this one. That motivation might have worked against him as the match went on, as Greed was able to take advantage of a number of mistakes in Parker's game. Greed's colder, more methodical approach seemed to be working much better, the gothic star able to cut most of Parker's offensive bursts off and keep the match at his own pace for much of it. It would all be for nought however when Parker escaped the Crash Diet and surprised Greed with a quick wheelbarrow into a pin, for the three count.

Winner: Steven Parker, via pinfall, in 6:45
(C-)
Greed's demeanour quickly slipped having lost the match and he immediately took Parker out with a lunging clothesline before going on the attack, furious to have lost. Greed hammered away on Parker and then dragged him up off the mat, making good this time and hitting the Crash Diet. Too little too late, but Greed was left standing tall anyway, posing over Parker with his frustration quelled somewhat from the attack, but as Duane pointed out, Parker picked up the victory, even if as Emma noted he didn't look like a winner. (C-)


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Brandon James w/Krissy Angelle vs. Robbie Retro
After his disqualification loss two weeks ago, Brandon James saw fit to get back into action tonight, even if it wasn't the big PPV payday Krissy had spoken at length about last week. This was two big guys going at it and it made for a real slugfest. James proved to be the harder hitter of the two though, having enough to take Retro's best shots and, after some effort, pound him back down to the mat. Retro did his best and was able to dig into his bag of disco tricks late on, somewhat. His upper hand would only be short lived though and James proved too much, as he left Retro prone for the Big Money Move to put this one away and pick up a victory.

Winner: Brandon James, via pinfall, in 6:49
(B-)
Pleased with her man's work, Krissy decided to gloat a little afterwards, proclaiming James to be the biggest and the baddest in the SWF, not to mention the biggest money player. Someone would take issue with this claim, that being Valiant, who made his way out onto the stage, without his usual smile. Valiant said he'd heard Krissy lay out the challenge last week from home and incase they couldn't guess, he accepted. Valiant said it wasn't about the money, he'd face James any time, any place to settle this issue between them, including tonight. Clearly James didn't feel the same way, but that was okay, because getting to beat him at the most supreme stage of all, Supreme Challenge 36, sounded like a great idea to him as well. James nodded intently, clearly happy to have the match set in stone, as Valiant pointed out that he beat James last November, James beat him in January and what happened two weeks ago proved nothing. As far as he was concerned they were one and one and it was about time they fought this out one more time to settle the score. He'd see Brandon at Supreme Challenge and he hoped the consolation prize was enough to console himself with. (B+)


In the interview area, a busy Ana Garcia was back with one final interview for the night, standing with The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen ahead of the main event. She didn't get much chance to speak as she was rudely interrupted by Huntingdon before she could finish her question, as Huntingdon didn't wish to hear it. He said that they were Gentlemen and carried themselves in a gentlemanly fashion, but doing so was proving tough with two ruffians such as the Bumfholes around. Even saying the name Bumfhole brought a quiver to Huntingdon's lip, as Squeeky took over and claimed they were fed up of the Bumfholes hanging around and causing a bad smell. They'd already beaten them, fair and square and yet everywhere they turned, there they were. He claimed the Bumfholes were proving to be a scourge on them and tonight, it was time to deal with them, once and for all. Huntingdon then concluded by saying the Bumfholes weren't in their league and if they continued to mess with them, they wouldn't be in their company either. (C)


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Jack Bruce and The Amazing Bumfholes vs. Kurt Laramee and The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen
Our main event would pit the Bumfholes against The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen in six man tag team action, with two interesting choices of partners. The Bumfholes had the one and only Jack Bruce by their side, returning to action for the first time in almost three months and preparing for a Last Man Standing Match with The Crippler at The Supreme Challenge. With the Gentlemen meanwhile was one half of The Pain Alliance, Kurt Laramee and considering how last week went that might have been a problem. But if it was then the Gentlemen certainly weren't going to broach it and the three seemed to work together just fine.

Bruce and the Bumfholes would start out hot, out wrestling both of the Fine Upstanding Gentlemen and clocking Laramee any time he tried to get in the ring to try and clean things up. Duane claimed that Jack was fitting in like a third Bumfhole and they were certainly on top in the early going. A twisting crossbody from the second rope by Randy would be sidestepped by Squeeky though and from there, the Gentlemen and Laramee would take over. Jack and Zimmy were left to look on and try to rally Randy back into the match, which was easier said than done with his three opponents making quick tags to keep a fresh man in on the offensive. Big Smack added some insult to injury from the floor, but the three in the ring seemed to be handling things just fine. Right up until an enziguri from Randy to Huntingdon and an escape through the legs of Squeeky, to make the tag to Bruce.

The crowd popped, as Bruce was in and looking to make up for some lost time. He took it to both Squeeky and Huntingdon, before low bridging a charging Laramee to take him out of the equation. Jack would hit a reverse DDT to Squeeky which Huntingdon had to prove up, while Zimmy attempted a diving crossbody from the apron onto Laramee. He was caught and sent into the post though, while Jack double clotheslined the Bumfholes. The referee was losing control and got caught up with the Gentlemen as Laramee went after Bruce, but got rocked with a jawbreaker. Big Smack would see this as his chance to get involved and turn the tide for his team. That wasn't quite what happened though, as Bruce sidestepped and sent Scott into Laramee, before dropping Big Smack with the New York Minute. Huntingdon was still the legal man and he went after Jack from behind, getting the jump on him. A whip into the ropes proved costly though and Jack caught him with his head down with the New York Minute as well, with Randy grabbing Squeeky's foot to prevent him breaking up the three to give Jack and the Bumfholes the win.

Winners: Bruce and The Amazing Bumfholes, via pinfall, in 15:18
(B-)
As the replays of the match ended, just Jack would be left in the ring, taking the mic as chants of "Jack" rang out around the arena. Jack called for quiet and took a second to gain his breath, before addressing that "stinky crab", The Crippler. Jack said it felt great to be back inside this ring and he felt pretty good, not quite back to his sharpest but pretty close. Come Supreme Challenge though, he'd be at 100%. And it didn't matter if there was still a little ring rust to knock off, because what happened at Supreme Challenge wouldn't be an ordinary match, it was going to be a fight. Jack pointed out that Supreme Challenge wouldn't be about out wrestling a man, or proving who the better man was, it was about putting someone down and keeping them there for the count of ten. And The Crippler had put him down before, but he'd found out that Jack Bruce was a hard man to keep there and at Supreme Challenge, his event, the place where he'd won championships, settled scores and made history, nothing was going to keep him down for that ten count.

The Crippler would come out to interrupt and by this point Jack was fired up again, ready for him to come down and face him. Crippler stayed safely on the ramp though, peeling back the hood from his face and scowling at Jack as he asked who Jack was trying to kid. His little display tonight didn't prove anything to him, or to anyone watching. The SWF fans had seen what he could do to Jack Bruce and he'd do it again at Supreme Challenge. And as far as their match went, a ten count was the least of his worries. The tombstone on the chair kept him down for five months. The tombstone on the floor, three. Crippler asked what made him think that this time would be different and what made him think that Supreme Challenge wouldn't keep him down for good. Jack replied that he'd faced some of the very best at Supreme Challenge and he should ask some of them what made Supreme Challenge different, but Crippler just shook his head. He claimed Jack wasn't trying to convince him, he was trying to convince himself. At Supreme Challenge, he'd leave Jack laying and deep down, Jack knew it. Jack however claimed the only thing he knew was that at Supreme Challenge, he would be the last man standing and The Crippler was going to find out just how hard it was to keep a good man down. (B+)


OVERALL- B (Increased pop in 3 regions)
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  • Incidents of note
Retro was fined for showing up late. Nothing much more to note on that.

  • The Positives
As odd as it looked on paper, James and Retro turned out to be a great pairing. With the gimmick, I think it's easy to forget Retro can go in there and fight when called upon, so him and James turned into a pretty entertaining big guy brawl along the way.

I think a lot of guys are starting to find their footing in terms of character. Smoke, Bekowski and Greed in particular are beginning to really feel established in their roles. Getting a big win seemed to help Ekuma too, I think he looks more of a Bad Ass when he's doing it in the ring as opposed to standing around and being out-talked by Eric.


  • Debuts
Primus Allen made his first appearance as Des Davids's new tag team partner. Playing off of their former college football pasts makes them a natural fit, we'll see how things progress with them beyond that. Primus throwing The Awesomeness around was probably a good first impression.

  • Gimmick Changes
There is one problem with our new team though. I don't think we're going to have much of a problem getting people to buy into Primus as a Dual-Sport Superstar, but I don't know if it's really going to suit Des. He's got the background, but I'm not sure how he's going to be able to play it up on screen and others seemed to think relying on that might not suit him. It also might not help that he's come back from his injury a little out of shape compared to when fans last saw him.

  • Talent Concerns
Retro might not have complained about his fine, but he has complained about he's been faring recently. I imagine he's still annoyed about losing to Spade last week and having him lose again this week, perhaps he's concerned about where we're going with him.

Everest is done after tonight, his contract's up and he managed to stink things up one more time on the way out. Way to go.

Ranger will be finishing up with Rhode Island after this week as well. We'll see where things take him from here and maybe keep an eye on his progress.
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So with all the other contracts up around the same time, I must have forgotten to re-sign Ranger, which is kind of annoying. Since I can't sign him straight back, I'll wait it out and see what happens to him.
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SWF SUPREME TV - JUL WEEK 2
(Tri State; 13,000 in attendance)
11.46 Rating - 8,601,880 Viewers


With just two nights to go until the most supreme stage of all, Supreme Challenge 36, we were on the final stop on Supreme TV. And Duane and Emma would welcome us with news of a blockbuster main event tonight. Two of the biggest matches at Supreme Challenge would be previewed, just two days from two epic battles. The Crippler would team with the SWF World Heavyweight Champion, Remo. And they would take on the team of Jack Bruce and, competing live on Supreme TV for the first time in a long time, Skull DeBones. (B)


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The Amazing Bumfholes vs. Joe Sexy and James Prudence
Before all of that we would kick off with tag team action and more major announcements. As Duane would explain, there would be three big tag team matches at Supreme Challenge, all with title implications. Because the three winners of those matches would earn a shot at the World Tag Team Champions The Awesomeness, in a fourway Tag Team Title match later on in the night. Participants in two of those matches would face off here tonight. The Amazing Bumfholes would face The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen once again for a shot at the gold, while Joe Sexy and James Prudence would be teaming up to take on The Legion Of Liberty. If both these teams were to win at Supreme Challenge, that meant they'd see each other again in the fourway.

What-ifs and permutations aside, the equation here was simple, a straight up tag team match looking to head into Supreme Challenge on a winning note. The Bumfholes had the clear edge in tag team experience, but Sexy and Prudence had been fairing pretty well in their outings as a team thus far. And after being given the run around by the Bumfholes early on, a knee from the apron by Sexy and a clothesline to the back from Prudence meant the makeshift team from the Fabulous Three were able to swing the match in their favour for a while. Sexy and Prudence's double team work was pretty rudimentary compared to the Bumfholes but it did the job, keeping Randy in their half of the ring. Emma tried to claim this was better than the Platinum Blondes, but Duane wasn't buying that and when the tag was made to Zimmy, momentum would swing back away from Sexy and Prudence. The five time Tag Team Champions showed what they're all about, quick moves and double teams turning the tide. After Randy hit a dive to Prudence on the floor though, Sexy would take advantage of the referee's attention being turned and reach into his trunks. Slipping something into his hand, Sexy nailed Zimmy between the eyes with a right hand, turning his lights out. And when the referee turned back around, Sexy had the leg hooked to steal the victory heading into Supreme Challenge.

Winners: Sexy and Prudence, via pinfall, in 8:19
(C+)

~~~~~


Ana was in the interview area with Des Davids and Primus Allen, who debuted on last week's show. Ana asked Des about being back in the SWF and Des admitted it had been a tough time being away from the ring, a year of his life on the shelf with a torn rotator cuff. He said he was back to 100%, cleared and ready to go, just in time for Supreme Challenge, the big show that he missed out on last year and he was going to make that rehab time count. Des warned The Awesomeness that he and Primus were focused on that championship, they'd been winners all their life and if it was competition they were after, they were looking at it. And he told The Awesomeness they'd see them at Supreme Challenge, because come gameday, they were always ready. (C)


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The Awesomeness w/Emmy vs. Supreme Gold
All of The Awesomeness's bravado over the state of the tag team division looked a little premature now, with six teams to worry about and three teams set to be challenging them at Supreme Challenge 36. The odds weren't great and the champions wouldn't have their advantage. Important then to get a confidence boosting victory before then, which Supreme Gold obliged them with. The champs made short work of this one, Jefferson finishing off 1A with the Stage Dive off the top as The Awesomeness made a statement.

Winners: The Awesomeness, via pinfall, in 3:45
(C-)

Backstage, Monty Trescarde was with Bear Bekowski, who was snarling before Monty had even started to speak. Monty didn't improve Bear's mood any when he explained to Bear that if he wanted that $50,000 and the North American Title, he was going to have to earn it, because let's face it, in a ladder match he was the underdog. Infact, nobody in that match believed that Bekowski had a shot and in all of this process, he was the forgotten man. People were writing him off, everybody else in the match was writing him off and well, it was easy to see why. If Bekowski wanted to change that he was going to have to do something to get everybody's attention and he was going to have to prove he should be feared, instead of being ignored. Monty then casually wished Bekowski good luck at Supreme Challenge, by which point, Bekowski was practically seething over what Monty had just said. (C-)


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Mikey Lau and Hollywood Bret Starr vs. Sammy Smoke and Jimmy Hernandez
Unorthodox partners was the name of the game here with two days until the Supreme Sixway Ladder Match for the North American Title at Supreme Challenge. Lau and Starr were certainly not allies, nor were Smoke and Hernandez. At Supreme Challenge it'd be every man for himself, but this match certainly complicated things. The two teams were forced to try and work together, with mixed results. A lot of passive aggressive tags were made during the course, as neither team showed much in the way of continuity. Starr and Lau did find some success, but it was mostly Starr tagging Lau in and demanding Lau use his kicks on Hernandez, which he did, before awkwardly tagging back out when he was done. The match would enter somewhat of a stalemate towards the end, with both teams lacking the cohesion to effectively finish the match off. And that was when an intruder would disrupt the match, as Bear Bekowski hit the ring and started swinging at anyone who got in his path, forcing the referee to call for the bell.

Result: No Contest, in 6:35
(D+)
Bekowski would hammer away at whoever was near him before wiping out Lau and Hernandez with a double clothesline. Starr made the mistake of venturing in and was clotheslined to the mat as well, before Bekowski ran at Smoke and hit him with a running crossbody block. Marshall Dillon would eventually hit the ring and try to take the fight to Bekowski as well, wanting in on the action, but Bekowski dropped him too and then went outside. Retrieving a ladder, Bekowski slid back in, a terrifying sight as he ran at Lau and Hernandez and clattered them both with the ladder at the same time. Booting Dillon, Bekowksi would drop the ladder across his back to take the cowboy out, ending by scooping Starr up for a slam and throwing him face first on the ladder. With all five of his Supreme Challenge opponents down, Bekowski stood tall and continued to seethe, as Duane questioned who was going to be able to stop Bekowski with a ladder at his disposal this Thursday night. (C-)


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Angry Gilmore w/Jessie vs. Lassana Makutsi
One more match would be made official for Supreme Challenge, as it was confirmed on commentary that Angry Gilmore would be taking on Spencer Spade one on one this Thursday. Before then Gilmore had to deal with another game opponent in Lassana Makutsi, a man who'd impressed against tough opposition in recent weeks. Makutsi was yet to pick up a win but it wasn't for the lack of trying and he impressed once again against more experienced competition by giving the former World Heavyweight Champion a tough fight. Gilmore's finesse and Makutsi's aggression made for a back and forth, even contest, which Gilmore would win after ducking Out Of Africa and hitting the german suplex, the prelude to Anger Management for the pinfall win.

Winner: Angry Gilmore, via pinfall, in 6:45
(B-)
As Gilmore wearily pulled himself up off the mat the voice of Spencer Spade would be heard over the PA, sarcastically congratulating Gilmore on his big win as he made his way onto the stage. Spade claimed he was glad to see Gilmore in such fine form, because it was going to make his win all the sweeter at Supreme Challenge. It'd be his first match at Supreme Challenge and he'd waited a very long time for it. He'd been groomed for greatness and prepared for the bright lights and they called The Supreme Challenge the most supreme stage of all, "well, I was made for this stage". Gilmore had fetched a microphone of his own by this point and once Spade was done, Gilmore reminded him that he'd been doing this for fourteen years. He'd seen people like Spade come and go and they all tried to make their name off of someone who had the respect of the fans for what they'd achieved. Spade had a ton of potential, but he'd achieved nothing. And at Supreme Challenge, he'd be happy to teach him a valuable lesson in front of the world. If Spade wanted to make a statement, he'd have to do it in the ring. But when he stepped into the ring with him, Spade was going to find out very quickly just how great he actually was, or more importantly, just how much he had to learn. (B-)


~~~~~


The Pain Alliance were stood backstage, not requiring any kind of interviewer as they addressed their own match at Supreme Challenge 36, against the new team of Des Davids and Primus Allen. Laramee said Des and Primus were stepping onto their turf, only this was no game. They were looking at three time World Tag Team Champions and they were taking back what was their's at Supreme Challenge. Laramee warned Des that messing with them was a real good way to find himself back on the shelf and that his new punk buddy hadn't seen anything like them before on the football field. Big Smack pointed out it was two years since they were champs and they were sick of waiting. He threatened to make Des and Primus scream for their mommas at Supreme Challenge and said they'd bow down to the baddest thing going. (C)


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American Machine w/Masked Patriot and BJ O'Neill vs. Paul Huntingdon w/Squeeky McClean
After seeing their Supreme Challenge opponents square off in tag team action earlier, it was singles action for members of The Legion Of Liberty and The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen. Both Machine and Huntingdon had been Tag Team Champions with different partners before and would be hoping to reclaim the gold in new teams this Thursday. As for tonight, it was all about momentum. Machine would completely out-power Huntingdon throughout the match, forcing Huntingdon to adopt a bit of a defensive strategy, going after Machine's leg and attempting to keep him down on the mat. The plan worked, up to a point, Machine rallying late on despite being noticeably hobbled. Huntingdon was able to go back to the knee when he was in trouble and that looked like being Machine's downfall, as Huntingdon would set up for High Society. Machine was able to spin his way out though and slipped behind, surprising Huntingdon with a schoolboy that earned him the three, much to Squeeky's dismay.

Winner: American Machine, via pinfall, in 7:04
(C+)

~~~~~


Eric Eisen would be in the ring when we returned, microphone in hand as ever. Eric said that usually, he'd be out here to tell the world about the Eric Eisen Open Invitational, but tonight he had something a little bit different in mind. There would be an open challenge tonight, but it wouldn't be him who was competing. Instead, he wanted his opponent at Supreme Challenge Ekuma to issue his own open challenge and prove he wasn't way in over his head this Thursday, by beating some actual worthy competition. Ekuma would come out when invited and Eric would 'helpfully' handle the challenge for Ekuma, as he informed the big Hawaiian that he had it on good authority that someone had answered his call already and invited them to come out to the ring.

Surprisingly, it would be the budding skincare mogul Justin Sensitive who came out, who Duane questioned was really "worthy competition". Sensitive seemed ready for a fight though, psyching himself up as he made his way down. Ekuma looked on as Eric warned Ekuma to watch out, he'd heard big things about this guy, Sensitive making his way into the ring and limbering up, without taking his lab coat off. Eric wished Ekuma good luck and told Ekuma, this was the thing about issuing an open challenge. You had to be ready to take on all comers, you had to be tough enough to face anyone who dared to step in the ring with you. And above all else, you had to be prepared for anything. That was Eric own personal cue to hit Ekuma from behind as he was looking over Sensitive and with Duane exacerbated on commentary, Eric would put the boots to his Supreme Challenge opponent. At least for a few moments he would, before Ekuma shrugged a kick off and burst back to his feet to level Eric with a clothesline. Sensitive then tried to make a move and ran into a big boot from Ekuma, as Eric tried to drag himself back up. Ekuma grabbed him, Eric able to break free and daze Ekuma with a jab. Hitting the ropes proved to be an unwise move though, as Ekuma caught him and drove him into the mat with a powerslam, forcing Eric to roll out of the ring in pain. Turning his attentions, Sensitive would then almost get speared out of his lab coat by the Hawaiian, with Duane putting over the explosive power of Ekuma and questioning if the ailing Eric had bitten off more than he could chew in his Open Invitational this Thursday at the most supreme stage of all. (C)


~~~~~


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Valiant w/Hannah vs. John Greed
This would be a tough pre-Supreme Challenge warm-up for Valiant, against a very tricky opponent in John Greed. If Valiant had his bout with Brandon James on the brain, he very quickly would have had to re-focus, as Greed came with full intentions of picking up the upset. Valiant had enough to fight off Greed's best efforts early on and fared the better, before he was forced into a chase around the ring and Greed was able to sucker him in, laying in wait as he turned a corner and tackling Valiant back hard into the ring post. That clever move brought Greed the advantage and he set about wearing down on Valiant, focusing his efforts on the neck and the back. Valiant was forced to dig deep, Emma seeming quite pleased at how hard Valiant was being made to work just two nights from Supreme Challenge. Dig deep he did though and Valiant would get back into the match. Once he got rolling, Valiant proved hard to stop. And Greed wasn't able to re-assert himself into the match, as Valiant was able to deliver the V-Split clean in the centre of the ring and pick up the win in the end.

Winner: Valiant, via pinfall, in 8:17
(B-)
Post match, with Valiant seemingly unawares, Brandon James would hit the ring and with Supreme Challenge in mind, he looked to attack Valiant and make life a little easier come Thursday night with a sneak attack. Valiant had enough left to fight back though and James was perhaps surprised, as Valiant was able to fight him off with right hands. A knee downstairs stopped Valiant and James hammered on him again, seemingly gaining the upperhand this time. Valiant wasn't done though and fought back again, much to Big Money's surprise. A succession of rights and one last big haymaker would send James out of the ring and he slammed the ring apron in frustration, realising he wasn't about to get the better of Valiant after all. And with not much convincing needed by Krissy, James would decide not to get back in and try his luck again, despite Valiant waving him on, ready and willing for Supreme Challenge to come early. Emma claimed that James was going to wait until the big payday, but as Duane rightly pointed out, he was the one who attempted the sneak attack and he was the one who left the ring when things went sour, Valiant was still looking for a fight. (A)


~~~~~


Before the main event, a video aired, covering the near year long history between Jack Bruce and The Crippler, leading into their Last Man Standing Match in two nights time at Supreme Challenge. (B+)

When the video ended we were back in the interview area, where Ana was standing by with Jack. Despite his big match at Supreme Challenge, Jack seemed pretty at ease, as he tried to get Ana to feel the energy, hyping up the fact that tonight was history in the making. Two of the biggest matches of Supreme Challenge 36 in the same ring at the same time and the chance to see himself and Skull DeBones, on the same team, live on Supreme TV. Ana insisted she was excited, but asked Jack if he was at all concerned about the Last Man Standing Match with The Crippler just two nights away. Jack said that right now, he was too fired up to feel concerned and he'd cross that bridge with Crippler when he came to it at Supreme Challenge. As far as tonight went though, the only people who should be concerned were Crippler and Remo, because they were about to face the fight of their lives. And if they were about to find out that if there was any one man harder to beat than him, it was "the big bone man himself". (B+)


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Skull DeBones and Jack Bruce vs. Remo and The Crippler
Duane called this one of the biggest main events in Supreme TV history and he may not have been too far off. World Champion and challenger at Supreme Challenge 36, paired off with two of the most heated rivals in recent memory; two of the biggest stars in SWF history teaming together, one of whom hadn't competed on Supreme TV in years.

The two separate focuses heading into Supreme Challenge would be DeBones versus Remo and Bruce versus Crippler, but none of these four men were strangers. Remo and Bruce had clashed over the World Heavyweight Title on more than one occasion, with Bruce failing to wrestle the gold away from Remo earlier this year, thanks in some part to The Crippler. Meanwhile, DeBones and Crippler had squared off back in May at Master Of Puppets when DeBones saw fit to step in in Bruce's absence and defeated The Crippler, after which Remo interjected himself into the equation before Crippler had chance to seek revenge. As a result, regardless of who was in the ring, this would prove to be a heated contest.

The match would start off with Bruce and Remo, which is some way to start off any match. Jack would prove evenly matched with the World Champion, but found another gear when Crippler was tagged in, relishing the chance to get his hands on his hated rival. With Jack handling the first few minutes, the fans were made to wait for DeBones's first involvement and popped big when he was brought in, renewing hostilities with Crippler and largely dominating his foe. Remo looked on as his challenger in two days displayed exactly what he'd be in for, before the match would turn when Jack was tagged back in and Crippler managed to catch him with a kitchen sink knee to upend him. Crippler and Remo stepped things up with Bruce in trouble, going on the attack quickly and relentlessly to ensure they kept Bruce down and away from his corner.

The crowd were solidly behind Jack, but he struggled to fight back, kept at bay by the opposing team. Finally a mistake would be made, as Remo saw fit to turn away from Bruce and take a shot at DeBones on the apron, which it's fair to say DeBones didn't appreciate. The referee tried to hold DeBones back, but he might as well have not bothered, as DeBones came in and went after Remo, legal man be damned. Crippler would make sure Bruce couldn't regroup by going after him in the meantime, as DeBones sent Remo to the floor and went out after him, with the match in serious danger of breaking down. The two Supreme Challenge match-ups would yield separate fights in and out of the ring, Bruce fighting back on Crippler while Remo reversed a whip into the steps and sent DeBones into them instead. Remo then hit a running boot to put down DeBones, but when he rolled back into the ring, Jack was ready for him and launched into a comeback.

It was seemingly all Jack, but Remo avoided the New York Minute and stunned Bruce with a forearm. Off the ropes, Remo ran into a forearm of Jack's own. Jack then ducked a swing from Remo and landed a russian legsweep before calling for the NYM again. Crippler was up on the apron however, so Jack took him out first, but in the process Crippler managed to hang up Bruce's throat across the top rope. Stumbling back into Remo, Bruce would then be grabbed for a belly to belly, but he fought Remo off and forced the champion to push him away. The referee stepped in as Remo seemed to have taken a shot to the eye, but this allowed Crippler to swing from the floor with a chair, hitting Bruce right in the back as he was leant against the ropes. The official didn't see it and Remo was able to hook Bruce in a high waistlock, bringing him to the mat and then stacking Bruce's shoulders onto the mat for the one, two, three. Duane questioned whether Remo even saw what Crippler did or not, but it didn't matter, as the World Champion had picked up the win heading into Supreme Challenge.

Winners: Remo and Crippler, via pinfall, in 14:07
(B)
The fight wasn't done after the bell though, as Remo got back to his feet, only to walk into a waiting hand around the throat from DeBones. Remo was able to swat it away before he could take a chokeslam, but DeBones came back with two hands around the throat instead and hurled Remo over the top to the outside. Following him out, DeBones bounced Remo's head off of the steps and the fight was on on the floor, with officials coming out to try and separate the two as they began to brawl up the ramp.

In the ring, meanwhile, The Crippler slowly slid in, with steel chair in hand. Bruce was trying to pull himself up already, unaware of what was behind him. And one more crack of the chair across his back put him back down. Bruce grimaced in pain, slower this time in trying to recover, which was cut off by yet another chair across the back. Rolling outside, Crippler would drag Bruce out with him, running him back first into the post, before whipping him into the barrier. Duane called for this to stop, but the officials were all tied up. And Crippler was free to grab Bruce again, locking him in the Dragon Sleeper on the outside of the ring. Chants of "Jack" would ring out, but Jack was trapped and when Crippler finally let him go, he slumped to the ground in an uncomfortable position. With Jack down, Crippler would then stand over him, glaring down, as he raised one finger in the air over his head. And then two. The chants would turn to boos, as Crippler made his way (fairly quickly) all the way up to ten, with Jack still down, clutching his back on the arena floor. Emma was delighted and claimed this was just a preview of what would happen at Supreme Challenge, but Duane claimed it'd be a different story this Thursday night and at the most supreme stage of them all, when it actually counted, The Crippler was going to have to do a whole lot more to keep Jack Bruce down for a referee's count of ten. (A)


OVERALL- B+ (Increased pop in 10 regions)
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Alright, I think after tonight we're more than ready for the big one Thursday. I'm looking forward to it.

  • The Positives
I think we've finally got a hook for Spade coming out of his promo. Him saying he was "made for this stage" fits the character nicely and isn't too generic, like "groomed for greatness" is. I think we'll run with that.

Laramee improvised well in the Pain Alliance promo. Big Smack refusing to deal with scripts has it's benefits I guess.

Speaking of which, Eric nailed it again tonight. Ekuma's still struggling in there with him and tonight wasn't a great night for him. Maybe too much too soon.


  • The Negatives
It didn't hurt the story of the match and I can't see us pairing them up again in the future anyway. But, Lau and Starr didn't work well as a team. Starr's approach and Lau's approach are pretty much polar opposites and I guess what they say about opposites attracting isn't always true, because they definitely didn't.

  • Talent Concerns
"Ekuma is a star in the making, the kid could make us some serious money in the future" - Kurt Laramee
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THE SUPREME CHALLENGE 36 PREVIEW


The SWF and The Supreme Challenge return to where it all began this Thursday, live on PPV, as the biggest event in sports entertainment comes back to the New England area, for The Supreme Challenge 36. For many, this marks their first ever Supreme Challenge experience. For those who've been there before though, the moment will be no less special. You can catch The Supreme Challenge 36 live by contacting your local Pay Per View provider and for the first time in SWF history, the event will be available live for our fans in Mexico on Rivera Pay Television. Order now to book your place and find out exactly what happens, as the SWF's greatest do battle at the most supreme stage of all.



Robbie Retro vs. Lassana Makutsi
After some tough tests since arriving in the SWF, Lassana Makutsi looks to pick up his first victory, against a veteran of Supreme Challenges past. Will "The Disco Stud" dance his way to victory, or will "The African Assassin" announce himself to the world?



John Greed vs. Steven Parker
With one win a-piece and a score yet to be settled, these two tremendous athletes hope to break out from the pack and kickstart their ascent up the SWF standings. Their last two matches have ended in quick pinning combinations, but can either produce a definite win where it counts?



Eric Eisen Open Invitational Match
Eric Eisen vs. Ekuma

Since issuing his first Open Invitational in January, Eric Eisen has knocked back every challenge he's faced, big or small. In that time, he may never have faced someone with size and power quite like the newcomer from Hawaii Ekuma however. Will "The Hawaiian Strong Man" finally prove a test too far for the arrogant Eisen?



The Amazing Bumfholes vs. The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen
Three tag team matches will determine challengers for later in the broadcast for The Awesomeness's World Tag Team Championships. The first pits the most decorated tag team in SWF history against one of it's most promising. These two teams have clashed over class, now they will clash to see who advances for a shot at Tag Team gold.



The Pain Alliance vs. The D-Line
The SWF's newest pairing of Des Davids and Primus Allen have dubbed themselves The D-Line, both former defensive standouts in college football. The Pain Alliance made their name in the squared circle and are ready to welcome the team from the gridiron into their personal playing field, but neither will be playing games in this one.



Joe Sexy and James Prudence vs. The Legion Of Liberty
In Frederique Antonio Garcia's absence, his fellow Fabulous Three members will team up and pursue the Tag Team Titles for themselves. Their opponents The Legion Of Liberty have challenged before but come up just short. Will freedom reign, or will fabulous prevail?



SWF World Tag Team Championship Fourway Match
The World Tag Team Champions have been more than their usual outspoken selves in recent weeks, claiming that no-one in the tag team division was worthy of facing them. Unfortunately for them, SWF management didn't agree. The Awesomeness will have three teams to contend with at The Supreme Challenge 36 and they won't know which until the show is underway. Their three challenging teams will have had to fight to get there though and if The Awesomeness can pull out a win, their claims to the throne of best tag team in the SWF may be indisputable.



SWF North American Championship Supreme Sixway Ladder Match
Mikey Lau vs. Hollywood Bret Starr vs. Jimmy Hernandez vs. Sammy Smoke vs. Bear Bekowski vs. Marshall Dillon

Injury has created opportunity for six of the SWF's future stars in the making. Joey Morgan was forced to vacate the North American Championship after an attack at an SWF live event by Rogue. With The Supreme Challenge on the horizon, a new champion needed to be crowned. With these six men desperate for their first taste of singles gold, the stage would be set perfectly, on the most supreme stage of all. One of these six will become champion for the first time and with $50,000 of Monty Trescarde's money to go to the winner as well, the stakes couldn't be higher, in the first ever Supreme Sixway Ladder Match in Supreme Challenge history.



Angry Gilmore vs. Spencer Spade
The present meets the future, in a match born out of family strife. After a falling out between sisters Jessie and Kristen, the younger sibling sought someone to manage, bringing to the SWF someone who felt as under-appreciated as she did, Spencer Spade. Spade has waited six years for this moment and claims he was made for this stage, however few have the experience of The Supreme Challenge that Angry Gilmore does and the former World Champion has vowed to teach his upstart opponent a lesson in respect this Thursday.



Valiant vs. Brandon James
Two of the SWF's hardest hitters have been embroiled in each other's business, ever since Valiant defeated Brandon James back in the semi finals of a number one contender's tournament in November. After "Big Money" cost Valiant victory in the final, these two men's 2016 has consisted largely of throwing fists at each other's faces. The score will be settled at The Supreme Challenge, but which of these two men will come out on top?



Last Man Standing
Jack Bruce vs. The Crippler

For years, the man now known as The Crippler was beloved by SWF audiences. Times have changed since last year's Supreme Challenge though. A brutal attack on Jack Bruce forced him onto the shelf for some five months and set The Crippler on a new path. Jack made his triumphant return in January but the Jack Is Back Tour 2016 has almost been derailed multiple times since then. Jack has finally vowed that this must end and has offered up a match tailor made for The Crippler's liking. The winner will be the man who keeps his opponent down for a referee's count of ten and with no disqualifications, this one is sure to be violent.



SWF World Heavyweight Championship
Remo (c) vs. Skull DeBones

Few men have dared to challenge the conscience of the SWF and even fewer have not been made to regret their decision. Challenging Skull DeBones is exactly what SWF World Champion Remo did, in search of greater competition for his title. At Times Of Trouble, Remo was chokeslammed off of the crowd barrier through an announce table, but shockingly, has come back for more. Can Remo cement his title reign with victory though, or will his hubris be punished and will Skull DeBones reign atop the SWF as champion after The Supreme Challenge 36 is over?
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Supreme Challenge 36

SWF World Tag Team Championship Qualifying Match
The Amazing Bumfholes vs. The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen
Comment: Coin Flip

SWF World Tag Team Championship Qualifying Match
The Pain Alliance vs. The D-Line
Comment: Des Davids is an upper card face who can help boost Primus up the card

SWF World Tag Team Championship Qualifying Match
Joe Sexy and James Prudence vs. The Legion Of Liberty
Comment: I wanted an even number of face and heel teams

Robbie Retro vs. Lassana Makutsi
Comment: Lassana has been performing so well that he really deserves a victory

John Greed vs. Steven Parker
Comment: This is the start of a Steven Parker push

Eric Eisen Open Invitational Match
Eric Eisen vs. Ekuma
Comment: Eric wins in a cheap fashion

SWF World Tag Team Championship Fourway Match
The Amazing Bumfholes vs. The D-Line vs. Joe Sexy and James Prudence vs. The Awesomeness
Comment: The Awesomeness retain because everyone else already had a match

SWF North American Championship Supreme Sixway Ladder Match
Mikey Lau vs. Hollywood Bret Starr vs. Jimmy Hernandez vs. Sammy Smoke vs. Bear Bekowski vs. Marshall Dillon
Comment: Mikey usually performs the best

Angry Gilmore vs. Spencer Spade
Comment: Spencer Spade isn't quite ready, just yet.

Valiant vs. Brandon James
Comment: Brandon has creative control

Last Man Standing
Jack Bruce vs. The Crippler
Comment: Jack wins because he is the figurehead

SWF World Heavyweight Championship
Remo (c) vs. Skull DeBones
Comment: Remo retains as Skull DeBones is heading towards retirement
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The Supreme Wrestling Federation presents...
SWF THE SUPREME CHALLENGE 36
JULY WEEK 2
(New England; 36,000 in attendance)
1.22 Buyrate, 612,960 Buys


We opened with a grand video package. The importance and spectacle of The Supreme Challenge was played upon, before the video focused on what was to come here tonight. Eric Eisen's recent successes in his Open Invitational and bold claims that he was "damn near unstoppable", Angry Gilmore claiming that tonight he was going to teach a lesson, the wild fights over the past eight months between Brandon James and Valiant set to culminate in one more match, the repeated attacks on Jack Bruce by The Crippler and Bruce's repeated attempts to return and gain retribution, then last but not least the build-up to the clash for the World Heavyweight Championship between Remo and Skull DeBones, quite possibly the toughest test of Remo's reign as champion.

"No night in sports entertainment stands prouder. The Supreme Challenge, where stars are made and memories are etched in history. For the competitors of the SWF, this is the pinnacle that they strive all year to reach, not just to be part of it, but to become the next star and to create the next memory. And with the wait nearly over, everyone will be counting down the moments, until it's their chance to step, onto the most supreme stage of all, The Supreme Challenge 36". (B)


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Robbie Retro vs. Lassana Makutsi

We kicked things off with singles action. A match between an established SWF name in Robbie Retro and a young upstart who had impressed since debuting in the SWF back in May, but was still looking for his first tick in the win column, Lassana Makutsi. Winless though he may be, the Kenyan had taken some of the SWF's very best to the limit since arriving, having pushed but come up just short against Valiant, Joey Morgan and Angry Gilmore in that time. Impressing in defeat was one thing, but Makutsi knew that sooner or later he needed to pick up some wins to get where he wanted to go.

With no personal animosity between these two directly, Retro came in his jovial, disco dancing self and looked to turn the most supreme stage of all into his own personal dance stage, as he started off the match with some funky moves. Makutsi came here to win not to entertain however and he would blindside Retro mid-booty shaking, getting the match underway more abruptly than Retro was expecting and drawing boos from the crowd. Makutsi would hammer away on Retro for the first minute or so of the match, but found that behind the disco dancing Retro was a hard hitter as well as The Disco Stud would fight his way back into the match. The pair would trade blows from there, in a fairly back and forth contest. Retro would keep his disco dancing to a bit more of a minimum, only busting a quick move when he had Makutsi in a defensive position. A telegraphed drop of the head by Retro would allow Makutsi to deliver a swinging neckbreaker though and allow Makutsi to slow things down.

Makutsi put the wear down on Retro with some clubbing blows and some simple rest holds. Retro was able to get the groove going again though and once again fought back into things. This time it was some vintage Retro, as The Disco Stud made a comeback and dug into his bag of disco offence to throw his Kenyan opponent off guard. Retro was rolling now and picked up a two off the Disco Ball clothesline before signalling for the finish. The powerbomb didn't come, Makutsi escaping and fighting back. Retro would avoid a running boot though and got Makutsi on his shoulders, looking for something. Makutsi slipped free and wound up for Out Of Africa, but Retro ducked. This time he connected with the samoan drop and called for the finish again. The second time would prove to be the charm, Retro hitting Murder On The Dancefloor. And the official would count the three, giving Robbie Retro the win and meaning Makutsi would have to settle for a creditable defeat once again on his Supreme Challenge debut.

Winner: Robbie Retro, via pinfall, in 7:24
(D+)

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The Amazing Bumfholes vs. The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen

Our first of three qualifying matches for the Tag Team Championship fourway later on in the night would be the one with the most history of the bunch. The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen had first clashed with The Amazing Bumfholes back in May, when Squeeky and Huntingdon found a fine dining experience tainted by Zimmy and Randy's presence. Things had only escalated since then once they met in the ring. The Bumfholes picked up win number one the following week, but did so thanks to the illegal man getting the pin. The Gentlemen would win the rematch at Times Of Trouble, but the two teams had continued to clash since.

With one win a-piece, this would potentially serve as the rubber match between these two teams, on top of sending one of them into the Tag Team Title match later on. So there was plenty riding on this, both personal and professional. The Gentlemen treated the match as such as they played things cautious to start out, with one or the other bailing to the outside any time one of the Bumfholes started to get some momentum going and conversed with his partner on the floor, looking to prevent the Bumfholes getting off to a hot start. The Bumfholes would eventually grow tired of the stalling tactics and with Squeeky and Huntingdon in their latest pow-wow on the outside, the Bumfholes would come up from either side and clock their heads together, which Emma was outraged over. The Bumfholes would continue the attack on the outside briefly before bringing things back in, but things would backfire soon there after, as the referee prevented Zimmy from staying in the ring for a double team, which distracted him to Huntingdon dropping Randy's neck across the top rope from the outside and Squeeky following it up with a quick clothesline.

The Gentlemen would take control and set about working over Randy, making sure not to let Zimmy get the tag. Despite the relative lack of experience the Gentlemen were working like a well oiled machine and expertly cutting the ring in half, Emma claiming they looked like a team who'd been together for three years, not three months. The crowd would get behind Randy though, knowing a tag to Zimmy would change the entire match. The Gentlemen clearly knew it too and narrowly avoided letting the fresh man in, with Huntingdon just coming in in time to knock Zimmy off the apron at one point to boos. The fans didn't have to wait too much longer for the tag though, Randy flipping up and out of a double back suplex, Squeeky ducking an enziguri only for Huntingdon to get hit instead, before Randy slipped through Squeeky's clutches and got the tag to Zimmy. Zimmy came in well rested and the Gentlemen's gameplan made all the more sense, seeing Squeeky and Huntingdon once again struggle to stop their speedy adversary once he was in full flow. Randy came back in to allow for some double teaming and the Gentlemen were hanging on, a couple of close calls for Squeeky while Randy kept Huntingdon occupied. The match was turning chaotic though and in the confusion, Randy would be sent to the floor by Huntingdon. Zimmy would exchange rights with Huntingdon, winning out by hitting a dropkick that sent him to the apron. Huntingdon grabbed Zimmy from the outside though, preventing him from going back after his partner. Randy would free Zimmy by pulling the Blue Blood to the floor and delivering a quick dropkick. Zimmy was still distracted though and Squeeky suddenly popped up and took full advantage with a rollup, grabbing the tights once the referee was out of the line of sight and stealing the win out from under the Bumfholes nose to progress to the fourway.

Winners: The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen, via pinfall, in 11:36
(B)

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The Pain Alliance vs. The D-Line

With over a year out with a torn rotator cuff, Des Davids returned to the SWF a week ago, with a new tag team partner in tow. Sharing an esteemed college football past, Davids and his partner Primus Allen comprised The D-Line, Allen a defensive nose tackle at West Missouri Tech, Davids a defensive end at Eastern Alabama. It would be quite the baptism of fire for the duo though, making their debut as a team on the most supreme stage of all, The Supreme Challenge and going up against the former three time Tag Team Champions The Pain Alliance.

It would be fair to say this wasn't pretty, as Duane predicted before the match, advising the audience not to expect too many headlock takedowns or standing switches. The Pain Alliance looked to make it a smashmouth fight and the former defensive standouts were more than willing to give it back to them. The former champions found their opponents ready to match them in brawling and in power, meaning they struggled to really implement their gameplan. When they did find success, it was by targeting the previously injured arm of Davids. In his first match back from injury, Davids's recovery was tested, as Big Smack and Laramee worked over the arm and shoulder. He passed the test though and despite Laramee's warnings, he took advantage of Big Smack's taunting off the crowd to tackle his way free and make the tag to the newcomer Primus. Primus would quickly bulldoze through Laramee and Scott, showing impressive strength and a burst of speed to go with it that you wouldn't expect from a 315 pound man. After clearing the ring, he would quickly tag back out to Davids, who was left in with Scott. Not daunted by the punishment his arm had taken, Davids would pick up where Primus left off by quickly running through Big Smack. And with Laramee out on the floor and unable to make the save for his partner, Davids would size Big Smack up from the corner and pick up the Quarterback Sack for the win.

Winners: The D-Line, via pinfall, in 6:43
(C-)
As Davids and Primus headed to the back to get ready for their second match of the evening, Laramee would finally pull himself back into the ring, where Scott was still trying to regroup after the big spear he just took. Laramee didn't look particularly sympathetic though, clearly frustrated that they lost. Big Smack seemed to share his frustration and Duane would begin to comment on this being another backward step for The Pain Alliance. He would be forced to hold that thought though, when Laramee suddenly clubbed Big Smack from behind and began putting the boots to him. Neither Duane or Emma could quite believe it, as Laramee stomped his partner of some ten years repeatedly into the mat, before dragging him back up. Yelling right into Big Smack's face that they were through, Laramee would hit the Switchblade Powerslam, leaving Big Smack laying as he stormed out of the ring, throwing his hands back dismissively as he left. And the official tried to tend to Big Smack, as Duane and Emma attempted to process what had just happened. (C)


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The Legion Of Liberty w/BJ O'Neill vs. Joe Sexy and James Prudence

One spot in the Tag Team Title fourway remained and this match would decide it. The Legion Of Liberty had faced off with The Awesomeness for the belts before but come up short, so for them, this was a chance to try and put things right. Their opponents were a somewhat makeshift team, but one that had found some success in their few outings together. With Frederique in Paris enjoying a can't miss free holiday, his regular partner James Prudence was now teaming up with the third member of The Fabulous Three in his absence, Joe Sexy. Sexy seemed to be pretty optimistic about their prospects as a team though and so far, they were undefeated.

Things would start out pretty evenly between the two teams in this one, before Sexy and Prudence were able to isolate Masked Patriot from his corner. The teamwork between the two was fairly rudimentary, but they did break out a couple of new, albeit very simple, double team moves along the way. Sexy seemed to be trying to lead things along and the veteran did a decent job of keeping the rookie under wraps, as BJ and Machine looked on and tried to route Patriot on. Patriot had found himself in this position a lot since coming to the SWF, one of the perils of being both a rookie and not as big or powerful as American Machine. What that had done was make Patriot resilient though and after catching Prudence coming off the second rope with a fist to the gut, he was able to make the tag to Machine.

Machine ran wild coming in, powering through both Sexy and Prudence, until the Fabulous Three members combined their efforts. Machine plowed through a double clothesline attempt to hit one of his own though and the LoL looked in much better shape. Quickly, Sexy would turn the tables with a knee though and after getting rid of Patriot, he called Prudence back in for some more double teaming. This time their attempts would prove more successful. Despite their best efforts, they couldn't quite put Machine away though. Growing frustrated, they set up for one more double team, setting off towards opposite ropes. Sexy would be tripped from the outside by Masked Patriot though, while Machine caught a surprised Prudence and pressed him over his head, for the Old Glory. Machine made the cover and picked up the three, before Sexy could shrug off Patriot, leaving him stunned that they'd let victory slip through their fingers and The Legion Of Liberty were joining The D-Line and The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen in the Tag Team Title match later on.

Winners: The Legion Of Liberty, via pinfall, in 7:52
(C-)

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John Greed vs. Steven Parker

With the Tag Team Title match now set, it was on to singles action. These two had some unfinished business after facing off at Times Of Trouble last month, where Greed used a handful of tights to steal a victory. Parker would even up the score a week ago on Supreme TV with a roll-up win of his own, albeit an above board one, leaving these two at one and one. Greed jumped Parker after the match though, taking a certain amount of the shine off the win. And with both men still looking to break out from the pack and make an impression on SWF management, this issue being unresolved was holding them both back.

Parker wasted little time getting things started, still smarting from the beating he took a week ago and going right for Greed with right hands as they squared up to start the match. Greed shrugged off that early burst and booted Parker, hoping to slow the match down, but Parker quickly caught Greed with his bypass dropkick, staying on the offensive in the early going. It looked like Parker might be on his way to some fast revenge, earning some quick two counts as he pressed the advantage. Greed was wily though and pounced when an opportunity arose, tripping Parker off the second rope and causing him to fall back against the top turnbuckle awkwardly. From there Greed had things his way and kept the match at his pace. As Duane pointed out though, Parker had snatched a victory from this position on Supreme TV and Greed had to keep his wits about him. This time, Parker would eventually make a comeback and get himself back into the match, taking it to Greed with some crisp offence. Just as Parker was looking good though, Greed produced another tide turner, avoiding a big splash in the corner. Parker managed to counter Greed's next move, an attempted reverse scoop slam. That was as good as it got though, as Greed strung together a couple of quick moves instead, a gutbuster and a neckbreaker, before putting Parker away with the Crash Diet for a decisive win to settle the score.

Winner: John Greed, via pinfall, in 8:18
(C-)

Before the Eric Eisen Open Invitational could take place next, we would be treated to some words from Eric, never one to shy away from a microphone, but particularly not tonight. Eric spoke of The Supreme Challenge being an Eisen family creation, started some thirty five years ago. Since then it had become the pinnacle of sports entertainment and the show everyone wanted to be a part of. Now though, thirty five years later, he had created his own challenge, the one challenge that could live up to that legacy and level of prestige, the Eric Eisen Open Invitational. And tonight at the most supreme stage of all, his father's creation and his own creation would converge for the first time, for truly the most supreme challenge of them all. Eric advised Ekuma that just like everything around him, his challenge was made and perfected by an Eisen and there was no way he would be beaten at the stage built by Eisen vision, Eisen pride and Eisen determination. (C-)

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Eric Eisen Open Invitational Match
Eric Eisen vs. Ekuma


For all of Eric's bravado, he came into this match with a challenge of his own. Ekuma was bigger, he was stronger and he was an unknown quantity outside of his maiden win against Everest a week ago. And it had been pretty clear before then, Eric wasn't keen on getting in the ring with him. That feeling seemed to persist here tonight, as Eric would spend more of the first few minutes outside of the ring than he did inside. Whether these were stalling tactics or it was stalling through fear was up for debate between Emma and Duane on commentary, but either way, Eric was taking his sweet time. Perhaps with good reason, as when Eric did decide to face him, Ekuma displayed some of his power and threw the former World Champion around with some ease.

Eric's repeated stalling was enough to throw Ekuma off though and created an opening for Eric to go after the leg, rushing in to attack Ekuma while he was conversing with the official. Eric would set about working the leg for the next few minutes, with the use of the ring apron and the ring post. With Ekuma hobbled, Eric was feeling a little froggier and kept things in the ring, even when Ekuma was able to attempt to fight back. The power was still there but with the bad leg it meant Eric always had an easy out. The leg would prove key for the finish too, as Ekuma had Eric set up seemingly for a spear. Eric was able to sidestep the spear and as Ekuma stopped himself from running headlong into the corner, Eric would capitalise with a chopblock to take Ekuma down. Ekuma went down to all fours and the referee tried to check if he was okay to continue, before being forced to quickly get out of the way, as Eric came running and hit the Supremacy. Eric hooked the leg and got the three, looking delighted to have dodged a rather large bullet here tonight.

Winner: Eric Eisen, via pinfall, in 7:32
(C)

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SWF World Tag Team Championship Fourway Match
The Awesomeness (c) w/Emmy vs. The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen vs. The D-Line vs. The Legion Of Liberty w/BJ O'Neill


There was good news and bad news here tonight for the Tag Team Champions The Awesomeness. The good news was they'd been able to sit back and watch thus far this evening, as their potential challengers fought it out to even make it to this match. The bad news was, there were still three teams challenging them, meaning they still had quite a mountain to overcome if they were to back up their claims as the best team in the SWF and leave with the gold.

The Awesomeness didn't look particularly thrilled with the situation when they came out, with their three opposing teams already in the ring, for the second time tonight. And they chose to stay on the outside to start, as the opening minutes of the match would see The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen try and largely fail to take on both members of The D-Line. Davids and Primus would use their power and athleticism to outmaneuver both Squeeky and Huntingdon and looked impressive again in doing so. A blind tag from American Machine to his former tag team partner Davids would create a moment of tension between the two, as Machine looked to come in and ensure his team weren't left out. And Machine would show some impressive power of his own, before a cheap knee from the outside by Squeeky caused Machine to become the focus of attention. The Gentlemen and The Awesomeness would strike up something of an unspoken alliance, as the four of them would tag in and out to work over Machine, both teams wary of the fact this was first fall to a finish though and not attempting any covers.

Machine took the brunt of the punishment, but still had something left in the tank, as he fought free of a double suplex attempt by the champions and launched them both with a double northern lights suplex of sorts to create the space for a tag. The champs were smart enough to prevent it, with Huey knocking Masked Patriot off the apron before Machine could get to his corner. Problem was there were two other teams in the match though and when Machine fell close to The D-Line's corner after fending The Awesomeness off, Primus tagged in and ran through the champions. Squeeky and Huntingdon would come in at this point and draw Davids in to defend his partner, causing the match to descend into chaos with all eight men in the ring. It was a free for all at that point and anyone's match to win. In the end, it looked like it would be down to two, as Davids saved Primus from Shock and Awe by the champs and tackled Huey to the floor while Machine clotheslined out Jefferson. The LoL would hit a double team on Huntingdon soon after and Machine stood guard, as Patriot looked to finish it with the Patriot Slam. Squeeky was able to bundle Machine over the top from the apron though, while Huntingdon slipped free of Patriot, pushing him into a shot from the outside by Squeeky. With Patriot dazed, The Gentlemen would then quickly deliver the Gentlemen's Agreement, with Huntingdon making the cover and Squeeky ensuring Machine couldn't get back in. And with the other two teams out on the floor, no-one could make the save and prevent The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen from capturing the Tag Team Titles.

Winners and new SWF World Tag Team Champions: The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen, via pinfall, in 11:04
(C+)

Squeeky and Huntingdon were quick to get away from the ring, both looking somewhere between shocked and elated as they made it up the ramp and embraced in victory. The referee came running back with their newly won title belts and The Gentlemen would celebrate, still a little in shock, as Emma claimed to be delighted that the tag team division now had some class and decorum to represent it. (C+)


Duane finished hyping what we'd just seen, transitioning into mentioning two men who wouldn't be competing here tonight at The Supreme Challenge 36. One of them was the former North American Champion, Joey Morgan, who was ruled out of The Supreme Challenge by a sneak attack at an SWF live event. The other, the man responsible for that attack, was Rogue, who joined via satellite for an interview. Rogue didn't seem his usual smug self and far from being proud of what had happened, he looked a little sombre, as Duane pointed out that not only had Rogue cost Morgan the North American Title, he'd cost him the chance to compete on the most supreme stage of all and as a result, he'd been suspended as well. When Duane asked Rogue how that felt, Rogue was honest and admitted it didn't feel great. Infact, not being there flat out sucked. Rogue claimed he wasn't trying to take Morgan out and forcing him to be stripped of the title wasn't his plan at all, he just wanted to rough him up a little. Duane took issue with that and Rogue relented, saying that okay, he took things too far and now, he was paying the price for it. Last year, he was defending the World Heavyweight Championship at The Supreme Challenge, this year, he was sitting on the sidelines watching. And all because he tried to get inside Morgan's head one too many times. Duane was unsympathetic, asking Rogue that while he was feeling sorry for himself, maybe he should be more concerned with what he did to Joey Morgan. Rogue would then surprisingly say that maybe Duane was right, before stammering that maybe, he needed to reassess some things, standing up and leaving the interview frustratedly moments later. (B)


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SWF North American Championship Supreme Sixway Ladder Match
Mikey Lau vs. Hollywood Bret Starr vs. Jimmy Hernandez vs. Sammy Smoke vs. Bear Bekowski vs. Marshall Dillon


With Morgan's injury taking him out of the picture, it created a rather large opening on this show. And for six of the SWF's rising stars, it represented the end of a three month battle amongst themselves, which would end with one of them being crowned the new North American Champion at the most supreme stage of all.

It was back at the beginning of April that Monty Trescarde stepped in, offering six talents the chance at a golden opportunity. Mikey Lau and Hollywood Bret Starr had clashed back in January and February, with Starr claiming that he, not Lau, was the true hottest prospect in the company. Sammy Smoke evidently disagreed, sticking his nose into their business. Soon Jimmy Hernandez would be drawn into the feud and a friendly wager would be struck up between Hernandez and Lau; $20 to whichever one of them won singles gold first. Trescarde would raise the stakes considerably, citing a lack of opportunities for competitors such as them. Inviting the four aforementioned stars, as well as Marshall Dillon and Bear Bekowski who were engaged in their own, separate issue, Trescarde would offer a cool $50,000 to whichever one of them became singles champion first, in return for the first title shot. Since then, the six men on this "race to the top" had clashed repeatedly, but so far, none had been able to profit, despite Trescarde's efforts to provide them with opportunities along the way. Now though, we were guaranteed a winner, a new champion and that one of these men would be $50,000 richer to go with it. All one of them had to do was climb a ladder and retrieve the gold. Which was, of course, going to be easier said than done.

Two nights ago on Supreme TV, Bekowski had come out and laid waste to the other five men in the match, with the use of a ladder. So maybe it was no surprise that as soon as the bell rang to begin the match, all of the other five competitors swarmed the man from the mountains and went on the attack. The harmony wouldn't last much more than ten seconds though and pretty soon, it was every man for himself, from the moment Smoke decided he was done swinging at Bekowski and went for Hernandez instead.

With six men involved and ladders in play, all six would take their fair share of punishment in the match. Early attempts to go for the belt by Smoke and then Starr were quickly put to a stop and the action was pretty frenetic at first. As the match wore on, the competitors wore down and with it the pace slowed down too. Nobody escaped tasting the steel during the course of this, some slightly more painfully than others. Bekowski would miss a running splash onto a ladder, Starr would sacrifice himself to hit a Starr Maker in the corner with Hernandez trapped behind a ladder. Dillon would hit a Crackdown onto a ladder to Smoke and Hernandez would give the unfortunate Smoke a Pontiac To Home from halfway up the ladder at one point as well. Lau would pop the crowd with a flying karate thrust kick from the apron to take out Starr as he fetched a ladder, while Starr would return the favour by pulling Lau down off a ladder as he neared victory and caused Lau to land face first from a considerable height.

At that point it seemed like Starr might have the match won, as he and Hernandez raced up opposite sides of the ladder and Hollywood Bret won the fist fight atop the ladder, pushing Hernandez off and face-first into the top turnbuckle. The crowd booed loudly at the prospect of Starr winning and Starr had his fingertips on the gold, only for Dillon to come in and tip the ladder, Starr able to narrowly land on his feet, only to get clotheslined to the floor seconds later. Dillon's attempts to climb were quickly stopped by Bekowski, the two bigmen fighting alone briefly in the ring. Dillon won out and dropped Bekowski with a flying clothesline, opening the path to climb again. But Smoke was there to stop him as the match began to get more fraught and draw towards it's conclusion.

In the end, it would be down to two, Lau able to counter Smoke's Ace In The Hole and KO him with a kick, only to find Hernandez matching his ascent as he made his way up for the gold. The two men who'd made the $20 wager were now fighting it out for $50,000 and the North American Title, high above the ring. Hernandez had seemingly won the fight and sent Lau off the ladder, but Lau was able to catch himself, recovering in time to strike Hernandez just as he was trying to unhook the title. They fought again, with the next good shot surely crucial. Again it looked like it was Hernandez who got it, dazing Lau with a hard right and glancing up at the belt. Lau was able to shake it off though and with great dexterity he landed a high kick, sending Hernandez off the ladder to the mat below. Nothing stood in Lau's way now and he steadied himself on the ladder, reaching up to unhook the title and capture his first ever singles gold.

Winner and new SWF North American Champion: Mikey Lau, in 16:19
(C+)

With the crowd on their feet applauding, Lau scaled back down the ladder with the North American Title, barely able to stand through exhaustion but clearly elated to have won the gold. Referee Darren Smith raised Lau's weary hand to declare him the winner, as Monty Trescarde entered the ring, with cheque in hand, to present Lau with his prize money as well. Duane put over Lau's accomplishment and the biggest moment of his career, as the tired Lau took the cheque, but seemed more concerned with the title, Monty patting him on the back anyway and joining in with the applause. Even Emma begrudgingly gave him his due, a clear sign that he'd achieved something special. With help from the referee and Trescarde, Lau was finally able to reach his feet again. And he held the belt in the air, before clutching it in both hands and looking at it with relief.






Which is when Trescarde suddenly struck. A clothesline flipped Lau over onto his front and as the shocked official tried to admonish Trescarde, the business magnate put the boots to Lau, before demanding a microphone. The crowd booed Trescarde vociferously, as Monty leant down and reminded Lau about the terms of their agreement. He would get the first title shot, "upon receipt" of the $50,000. And since everybody knew that his cheques don't bounce, he would be claiming his title shot right now. The referee asked Monty what the hell was going on, but Monty yelled at him about the cheque and insisted that he do his job. By now Lau was trying to stand, so Monty nudged aside the referee and clotheslined Lau right in the back of his head when he got his knees. Duane was irate on commentary, yelling that surely, this wasn't part of the deal. But when Monty hooked up Lau and delivered the Cash Bonus, it certainly seemed like it was. He hooked the leg and with some hesitation, the referee decided he had no choice but to count. One, two and three. And just like that, we had a new champion. Somehow, some way, Monty Trescarde was the new North American Champion. Duane couldn't believe it and nor could the crowd, as Monty snatched the belt from Smith and raised it triumphantly over his head, with Lau down and out at his feet. Trescarde would then exit, parading the belt proudly, as Duane was still at a loss to explain how this all went down and why it was being allowed to stand. (C+)


Backstage, the World Heavyweight Champion was shown warming up, Remo looking as focused as we'd ever seen him as he went through some intense shadow boxing. The cameras would then cut to elsewhere backstage, where Skull DeBones cut a much calmer figure, not warming up, simply staring off into the distance in his own corner of the backstage area and preparing in his own way. (B-)


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Angry Gilmore w/Jessie vs. Spencer Spade w/Kristen Pearce

Spencer Spade arrived in the SWF back in May. Highly touted and spoken of even before his pro debut, Spade had yet to make his actual mark on the SWF. That was until Kristen Pearce reached out to him and brought him into the company, to deal with her own agenda. Kristen herself had shown up for the first time in January, but was clearly familiar to at least one of the SWF's roster. It soon became clear that Kristen was the younger sister of Jessie and that she wished to follow in his sister's footsteps, namely becoming a successful manager. The problem was, she wanted to co-manage Jessie's husband Angry Gilmore and, well, she proved to be a bit of annoyance. The sisters clashed, the pair fell out and Kristen resolved to find someone else to manage to show her sister up.

Since then, Spade and Gilmore had crossed paths several times. For Kristen it might have been about proving a point to her sister, for Spade it represented a chance to upstage one of the top stars in the SWF's history and make a name for himself in quick fashion. So far, Spade had impressed. But while he had some impressive wins under his belt, they weren't against Gilmore. And while Spade claimed that he was good enough to beat Gilmore one on one, the fact remained this was his first ever Supreme Challenge and he was in the ring with a veteran of these events. Who, by the way, won the World Heavyweight Title at Supreme Challenge last year.

Both Spade and Kristen had something to prove and that became evident quickly in this one. Spade might have come in confidently, but Gilmore was here to try and teach him a lesson. And teach him a lesson he did, as Gilmore spent large portions of this match taking Spade to the mat and out-wrestling his younger more inexperienced opponent, to which Spade seemed to have little answer. Winning the match almost seemed secondary to proving a point early on, as rather than wrestle his usual match, Gilmore would run through an array of holds and counters, seemingly designed to school young Spencer. Spade got in some shots here and there, but it seemed like no more than ten seconds went by before Gilmore was back on top and Spade grew more and more frustrated, as did Kristen watching on from the outside.

After a humbling experience, Spade finally found his way into the match by resorting to somewhat of a cheapshot, putting an end to the wrestling with a hard elbow to the jaw. Spade had more success with a bit more of a brawling approach, but the match was only really ever even at best from that point on, as Gilmore went toe to toe with him for the rest of the bout. Spade at least showed he could hang with Gilmore, but found it hard to press home a true advantage over the former World Champion. Both Spade and Gilmore would trade some near falls in the match, before Gilmore's experience would begin to tell towards the end of the match again. Perhaps trying to step things up too much, Spade would rung himself shoulder first into the post, as Gilmore avoided a big charge in the corner. Kristen looked concerned and rightly so, as Spade was hurt. Gilmore targeted the arm and Spade groaned in pain with every shot he took. He tried to persevere, but it prove too much. An attempted suplex would be escaped by Gilmore, who took the ailing Spade down and applied a fujiwara armbar. Spade tried to get to the ropes, clearly in some distress. Finding them too far away though, he went to plan B. Grabbing Gilmore's tights, he rolled him over, expecting to escape that way. Instead, Gilmore hung on, turning the submission into more of a Rings Of Saturn instead. Spade was trapped and had no choice but to give up, much to Kristen's dismay.

Winner: Angry Gilmore, via submission, in 15:52
(C)

Back in the interview area, Ana Garcia was standing by with "Big Money" Brandon James and Krissy Angelle, ahead of James's upcoming match with Valiant. Krissy, who was dressed up for the special occasion in a long and revealing red gown, pointed out that tonight was the most supreme stage of all, which is exactly where Brandon James belonged. Tonight wasn't about history or grandeur to them, it was about the money. There was more money at the gate, more money at the merch table and there'd be more money in their pockets, when James won tonight and shrugged Valiant off their backs for good. Krissy claimed that Valiant brought all of this on himself, when he tried to take money out of James's pocket and after tonight, Brandon was going to end this and move on to bigger, better, more lucrative things. And Krissy found time to take a shot at Hannah too, saying she'd seen her outfit in wardrobe and "even on the big stage, you can't take the basic out of the bitch", leaving Ana shaking her head as Krissy and Brandon left. (B-)


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Valiant w/Hannah vs. Brandon James w/Krissy Angelle

As had been well documented, the issues between these two stemmed from way back last November, when Valiant defeated Brandon James in a number one contender's tournament, followed by James costing Valiant in the final. Since then, these two had been balancing pursuing singles success with a heated rivalry that had seen them face off numerous times in various different scenarios. In singles competition, the rivalry had remained even and unsettled for some time up to this point. After Valiant's win in November, James won their next match in January at When Hell Freezes Over. Since then, Valiant had found more in the way of success, albeit not one on one. A final match between the two was inevitable. When this was scheduled to be settled on Supreme TV three weeks ago however, James would intentionally get himself disqualified, with Krissy citing that James wanted to ensure a big payday by facing Valiant on the most supreme stage of all instead.

Anyone who'd seen the previous matches between these two wouldn't have been surprised at how this one started- a brawl from the get-go, which the ring couldn't contain. And both men gave as good as they got, as the fight spilled halfway back up the aisleway, before returning back to ringside. Valiant would reverse a suplex when they got back near the ring, dropping James on the thinly padded mats instead, before throwing him back inside to pursue the fight in there. That didn't deter James for too long and soon Big Money was hammering away on Valiant again as well, as this one showed few signs of deviating from being a straight up fight.

Deviating from the fight was exactly what was needed to change the course of the match though and it would be James who changed his game up first, by implementing a little bit of power and knocking some of the wind out of Valiant's sails. With Krissy rooting him on, James would take some control of the match with the new strategy, although Valiant wouldn't stay down for too long before getting a shot in and forcing Big Money to fight him back off. The crowd were fully behind Valiant and willing him on, which meant he kept coming. James was able to keep putting him back down though, at least for the time being.

James's big mistake was either getting too cocky, a bit frustrated, or a bit of both, as at some point, with Valiant down, he decided it'd be a good idea to mock Valiant a little bit and start paintbrushing him around with his boot, daring him to fight back. It wasn't a good idea. Valiant got fired up at being toyed around with and started to shrug off the light kicks and make it back to his feet. When James started to fight straight up again, Valiant was still fired up and with the adrenaline flowing, he took what James was dishing out and gave it right back in kind. Suddenly it was James on the back foot, as Valiant made a comeback, beginning to bounce the bigger James around the ring through sheer force of will. Ten punches into the corner turned into twenty punches and the crowd were right behind Valiant, as Krissy now looked concerned. As Valiant hit the ropes though, James answered with a spinebuster which earned him a two count.

The match would be back and forth from there and with fatigue setting in, both men earned near falls. Both began to sense that they were close to a win and that was the main focus now, not the hatred. Valiant almost won with a bulldog from the second rope, James with a running powerslam. Then, seemingly, it was over, as Valiant managed to muscle James up for the V-Split, but James kicked out. Valiant looked tired but decided the best course was to try again, however this time James came back with a Big Money Move, sending Valiant rolling out of the ring from the force. Emma cursed that it would have been over if not for dumb luck, but James followed Valiant out, staying on him on the floor. Rams into the barricade and apron gave Valiant little time to recover and back inside, James tried for a powerbomb. Valiant backdropped out, then caught James with a high knee. It staggered James, but didn't put him down, but Valiant saw his chance. He whipped James to the ropes for the V-Split, but again, James came back and clattered Valiant with a Big Money Move. This time Valiant didn't quite roll all the way out, but James apparently wanted to make sure. He hauled Valiant back up, whipped him to the ropes and hit the full impact Big Money Move, centre of the ring. Cover and the three and much to Krissy's glee on the outside, Brandon James had won it and both he and Krissy were picking up the winner's share of the purse after three Big Money Moves.

Winner: Brandon James, via pinfall, in 16:15
(B)

Next up would be the Last Man Standing Match and a video package was aired before the match, recapping the history between Bruce and The Crippler over the past 12 months. (A)


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Last Man Standing Match
Jack Bruce vs. The Crippler


Of all the matches at Supreme Challenge 36, no question, this was the most personal. Just weeks following Supreme Challenge 35 and Jack Bruce's victory over Christian Faith in the Icon vs Icon main event, the man known as Chris Morrisette shockingly turned his back on his fans and his past. The former Lobster Warrior would shed the mask and shed his honourable ways in the process, as he would deliver a tombstone piledriver to Jack on a steel chair, resulting in Jack being put on the shelf for some five months. Bruce would return in January of this year for revenge and seemed to gain a measure of it with victory at When Hell Freezes Over. It was short lived though and an attack after the match by The Crippler was just the beginning. Since then, The Crippler has put Jack out of action twice more and although Jack refused to stay away, questions have lingered since Bruce's return in January over the condition of his neck and what damage the subsequent, repeated run-ins with The Crippler have done. Not one to go down without a fight, Jack challenged Crippler to this match to settle things for good, but The Crippler has been successful in putting Jack down before and did so again two nights ago to close Supreme TV.

Despite the hatred and perhaps because of what happened on Tuesday night, Jack didn't rush into anything once the match began and the two would size each other up, before the action finally began. Like the last match, it was a fight, but the difference was Crippler had a target and rather than swing wildly, he pinpointed the neck right from the get-go. Jack kept things even, despite Crippler going for his neck at every opportunity, the two battling it out for the first few minutes before inevitably things spilled to the floor. With no DQs, the steps, barrier and announce table would all come into play, the pace a bit more methodical than we saw with James and Valiant, with Crippler in a dissecting mood and Bruce knowing not to throw caution to the wind just yet. The Crippler was first to try and bring weapons into play, attempting to use the ring bell, but Bruce expertly drop toe holded him chin first into the ring apron to put pay to that. And Jack would stick to using the environment around him, as well as his own bare hands.

As the fight threatened to head back inside, Crippler pulled off a key counter move, catching Bruce as he attempted to drag them both back into the ring and dropping him with a neckbreaker across the middle rope, which Duane speculated might have done considerable damage. The first lengthy count of the match would be administered, but in the meantime, Crippler was already fetching a chair, as the match would be about to get a bit more extreme. Crippler would put the chair to some good use, softened Bruce up with it. And next came a kendo stick. Emma was able to insist a little more convincingly that Jack had made a big mistake coming back at this point, with Crippler slowly wearing him out with the stick and using a modified camel clutch with it to choke him out. Duane warned her not to count Jack out though and sure enough, Jack would manage to fight back after wrestling the kendo stick away for his own use. And after the stick had left it's mark on Crippler's body, Jack's gameplan began to become apparent, as Jack delivered a shin breaker and began to target the leg of The Crippler.

Jack worked the leg for the next few minutes of the match before applying a rudimentary figure four, which was on long enough to hobble Crippler considerably and leave him down for a seven count before using the ropes to get up. Crippler was able to sidestep Bruce and follow him to the floor though, where a DDT on the protective mats looked to have turned the tide. Jack beat the count, but now both men were hurting. Crippler hobbled, Jack hampered by the neck. The fight on the floor would see Jack take a back suplex onto the announce table, Jack wrap Crippler's knee around the ring post a few times and Crippler take a hard swing of a chair to the thigh, before Jack would be flung hard into the ring steps. Crippler would follow up with another DDT on the floor for a count of eight, before getting an idea and setting about sliding the bottom half of the now dislodged steel steps into the ring.

Back inside, Jack would fight back gamely, until running into a big swing of the kendo stick from a resourceful Crippler. The crowd came alive to try and will Jack into it, which seemed bring a smirk to Crippler's face. Setting the bottom half of the steps in the corner, he then proceeded to bounce Bruce's head off of them repeatedly, until Bruce was left slumped against them seeing stars, the referee's count reaching eight again before Bruce groggily got back up. Crippler was quick to cut him back down though and set up his next sinister plan. Setting the chair up in the centre of the ring, he whipped Bruce across, looking for some kind of side slam. Bruce countered though, flipping out of the move somehow, to deliver one of his own, a desperation backbreaker putting Crippler through the seat of the chair. A double count saw both reach their feet at nine, where Jack immediately hit the New York Minute. The crowd popped, thinking it might be over. But Crippler had the where-with-all to make it back to his feet and beat the count again.

The match descended back into a fist fight, until Crippler sent Bruce hard into the propped up steps again and cut him off. Crippler then fetched another chair, cracking Bruce across the back with it a couple of times. Bruce refused to stay down even after three chair shots, forcing Crippler to give up and instead go for the Dragon Sleeper. Bruce fought it and threw Crippler off though, before spearing him back against the steps. The thud echoed around the arena, but still both men were able to get back up before ten and the match continued on. A second New York Minute would be avoided though and Crippler would deliver a reverse DDT across the knee, before calling for the finish. And in echoes of last August, he set up and finally delivered a tombstone on the chair. Emma was convinced it was over and so too was Crippler. But, to their shock and to the crowd's delight, Bruce found some way to get back up just before the ten.

Crippler's composure went at that point, hammering on Bruce, before threatening the referee. Another idea seemed to strike Crippler though and noticing the stairs in the corner, he dragged them into the centre of the ring. Crippler's idea soon became clear, dragging a near lifeless Bruce over towards them and setting him up, looking for a tombstone on the stair base. Duane was outraged, Emma was loving it. When Crippler tipped Bruce upside down though, Bruce began to fight. He managed to squirm free and landing on the mat, he managed to procure the kendo stick and nail Crippler between the eyes with it. Crippler's legs went to jelly and he almost fell off the stairs, just enough for Bruce to leap up and hit the New York Minute on the stairs. The crowd went wild, as Crippler was out of it, slumped face down on the steps with a far-away look in his eye. The referee's count made it to eight, before Crippler finally began to stir and somehow, with the use of the stairs to steady himself, he unsteadily got two feet on the ground, just enough for the referee to deem he was up at nine. Despite being up though, it was clear Crippler was out of it. And as Bruce watched him just about get back up, he gave the signal, delivering one more final New York Minute onto the steps, the sound of Crippler's head bouncing off the steel reverberating around the arena. This time Crippler didn't respond, the official made it to ten and Jack Bruce had gained his revenge.

Winner: Jack Bruce, in 24:51
(B)

Jack would celebrate the win after the match, as he had more than every right to do, Duane delighted that Jack had finally dealt with The Crippler and put him in his place. And as Jack celebrated with the fans, Emma begrudgingly gave Jack his due, although she of course pointed out that she didn't like having to do it, again. (B)


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SWF World Heavyweight Championship
Remo (c) vs. Skull DeBones


And with that, it was time for the main event. In seven months as champion, Remo had defeated all comers who challenged for his title, to the point that he decided to demand better competition. The likes of Valiant, Angry Gilmore and Jack Bruce were in the dust and Remo had felt the challenges weren't there to test him. Which is why he decided to interject himself into a planned callout of The Crippler by Skull DeBones and make the bold, some might say foolish, move of challenging the conscience of the SWF to face him. In DeBones's time in the SWF, his next fight had often presented itself to him, but rarely did someone outright challenge him to a match, let alone offering to put the World Title on the line to do so. Since then, DeBones has sought to test Remo's hubris. At Times Of Trouble last month, the two met, in a match which ended with an indecisive disqualification. DeBones responded after the match by chokeslamming Remo off of the crowd barrier through the announce table in an awe-inspiring image, but one which didn't deter Remo. The champion responded by challenging DeBones again and even laid him out on Supreme TV with The Destroyer, as DeBones looked to test if Remo truly feared him or not. Remo may have gone some way in proving he didn't fear DeBones, but he still had to prove that he could defeat him and he'd have to do so in the main event, at the most supreme stage of all, The Supreme Challenge.

After the entrances were over and with the crowd already electric, the bell would sound and champion and challenger would engage in a staredown in the centre of the ring. Like we saw just over a week ago and at Times Of Trouble, Remo didn't back down or show any intimidation in the face of DeBones and would eventually throw the first shot with a big forearm. Like their first match at Times Of Trouble, this was the prelude to a battle of wills between champion and challenger, as they engaged in a fight that saw neither willing to give an inch. Duane quickly dubbed this one a bonafide barn-stormer, as the intensity rarely let up in the opening stages. Both men seemed to have pretty similar, straight ahead strategies, but this time, the way they went about it would be slightly different. DeBones had the punching power, meaning any time Remo got close enough to be hit he felt the effects. Remo had the clear speed and athleticism advantage though, using the ropes for more momentum frequently and leaving his feet with a few flying shoulder tackles. And as the match progressed, it seemed like the champion was having a little more success than he did last month.

After being knocked off his feet a couple of times and being forced to the outside, DeBones would adopt a bit more of a cautious approach, aware that Remo was looking to use speed against him. And it seemed to work, as he was able to pick Remo off a little more effectively, including punching him out of mid-air during one flying shoulder attack, leaving the champion dazed. DeBones made sure to press home the advantage when he was on top, the champ not looking quite so effective now. The challenger didn't really come too close to ending the match though, before Remo would surprise him with a quick double leg takedown and unload with punches on the mat. The referee stepped in and Remo pushed him away, a little more lightly than last month thankfully, but that was the opening DeBones needed to grab him by the throat. A chokeslam was escaped though and Remo ran the ropes for another, more impactful double leg takedown.

Remo looked in the zone at this point, able to wait for DeBones to get back up and get a running start to knock him back down. A couple of those and Duane was marveling at the champion's physicality. He almost spoke too soon though, as DeBones caught him running in and delivered a chokeslam. One, two, but Remo kicked out. The fight continued, with Remo blocking a DeBones corner charge with a raised knee. Looking to come off the second rope, Remo would get caught again however. A second chokeslam connected, but again, the World Champion managed to kick out.

After a look to the referee, DeBones would refocus, looking to soften Remo up a little more. The champion fought back, but ran into another hand around the throat. This time he fought free of the chokeslam, clotheslining DeBones off his feet instead. Remo would then wow the crowd with a german suplex to the bigman, earning a near fall of his own. Emma was confident DeBones was weakening, as Remo hit another low takedown for two. And it did appear Remo was having some effect on the conscience of the SWF, who was becoming slower to get back to his feet. DeBones was still in the match, near falls scored by both men as the match drew towards it's conclusion and both sensed that the other was there for the taking. Both men were tiring, but neither were willing to stay down for long.

However, it would prove to be the champion who had something a little extra in the tank. And in all of a sudden, Remo was able to flip a switch and find a second gear. Going back to his earlier strategy, Remo would start to throw himself at DeBones, with the ropes as a running start. It took some effort, but he managed to take DeBones off his feet. The flying shoulder tackles and double leg takedowns he'd used throughout the match paid dividends, but this time he was able to chain a few of them together. DeBones was getting slower and slower in rising back to his feet, but seemed to keep coming. Remo would unload with a sequence of elbows though, connecting from the left and from the right. One more flying attack would put DeBones down one more time, this one more of a leaping clothesline. And Remo sprung right back to his feet, ready and waiting. DeBones clawed his way up yet again, determined not to stay down. But when he got back up, Remo was waiting, spinning DeBones around into position and connecting with The Destroyer. The crowd popped, almost involuntarily. And Remo made the cover, the referee dropping down, to count the one, the two and the three.

Winner and still SWF World Heavyweight Champion: Remo, via pinfall, in 13:56
(B)

Like him or not, the crowd showed few signs of booing, as Remo stood over DeBones, hunched over wearily but showing no signs of fatigue on his face. Duane and Emma were ethusive in their praise, as Remo was handed the World Heavyweight Championship, which he raised with one hand while standing over DeBones. And The Supreme Challenge 36 would close, with Duane proclaiming that Remo had truly arrived and questioning just who could stop him. (B)


OVERALL- B (Increased pop in 7 regions)
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Well, it won't go down as the greatest Supreme Challenge of all time. But it was a pretty good show. Would have been nice to have been involved somehow, but oh well. Maybe next year.

  • Incidents of note
Talk about blowing your big opportunity. We still can't get any real handle on exactly what went down earlier, all we know is Bekowski threw the first punch at James. And got his ass kicked. Everyone we've spoken to about it who was around the general vicinity seemed to be of the opinion that Bekowski was causing the problem before throwing the punch. We just can't figure out why. Good reason or not (and it doesn't sound like there is one), choosing a Supreme Challenge, before the biggest match of your career, to swing a punch at one of our most valuable assets, is about as dumb of a career move as it gets. It's mind boggling. So Bekowski will be gone for a month. He wasn't happy about it, but I think we've let him off lightly and if it wasn't for the ladder match I'm guessing he might have come off worse. James seemed pleased we'd dealt with the guy but we might want to keep an eye on what happens when Bekowski comes back.

Wrestler's Court: Before the Bekowski thing went down, Makutsi was called up by Enforcer Roberts, as he didn't attend the pre-Supreme Challenge night out we held after Supreme TV on Tuesday. Roberts got him to buy drinks for everyone after the show tonight to make up for it.

  • The Positives
So, let's break down the show in depth a little. The main matches were all about par, so consensus seems to be that the Bumfholes and the Gentlemen might actually have had the match of the night.

Eric performed well in his promo, as you'd expect. He didn't have much to work with in terms of a credible opponent, but the match turned out okay.

The three title changes all came across pretty well. Nothing spectacular, but fine.

The crowd were into the main three matches, in particular Bruce and Crippler. They put on the spectacle we asked them too and while it didn't really steal the show, the crowd responded strongly.


  • The Negatives
The matches you'd expect to be pretty under par were. Retro/Makutsi, Parker/Greed, D-Line tag and Legion Of Liberty tag were all just kind of there and there's various reasons for that. Not least of which is the fact Primus and Masked Patriot are still new, so using them in two matches on the show was probably too much.

The big disappointment of the show was, by far, Gilmore and Spade. They just didn't mesh, which is going to make booking their feud going forward a little more difficult. Big shame, as I know you paired them together for a reason. It just didn't work like you'd expect.

James/Valiant and Remo/DeBones both delivered, but had their flaws. James and Valiant make great opponents, but their matches lack a little in the psychology department and Remo and Skull did well in the main event, but neither guy is designed to sell much. Prevented the matches from being truly great, but didn't hurt them too much.


  • Post Show Speech
Lau was complimented on a good performance and Bruce was pointed out as a good example, which both seemed pretty pleased about. Nice touch to acknowledge the old and the new and Supreme Challenge is always a good time to give Jack some recognition in front of the rest of the boys.

  • Talent Concerns
"Big Smack Scott needs to learn how to sell, he is not worth pushing until that's addressed" - Jack Bruce

"Marshall Dillon is turning into a good worker, the kid is worth getting behind" - Brandon James

Kirk Jameson is requesting a call-up.

Sensitive looks like he'll be signing the one year extension we offered him within the next couple of days.

Daredevil Aero will be starting up in Rhode Island ready for tomorrow's show. He's a little flippy, but he's a good looking kid with some potential. Cattley should be able to mould him into a proper wrestler.

During all the media commitments for the show, Squeeky let slip that he suffers from nerves when he's getting a big push. That might explain why he's never broken through that glass ceiling. Hopefully, he doesn't consider a Tag Title run too taxing.
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SWF NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
TITLE HISTORY




MONTY TRESCARDE - JUL 2016 - PRESENT





MIKEY LAU - JUL 2016 - JUL 2016
1 day, 0 defences


DEFENCES
N/A
lost to Monty Trescarde, The Supreme Challenge 36, Jul W2


With the North American Championship vacated, the new champion would be crowned at The Supreme Challenge 36, in a Supreme Sixway Ladder Match. The six men involved had begun a "Race To The Top" in early April, organised by Monty Trescarde and this match would be the culmination. Mikey Lau proved to be victorious on the night, bringing down the North American Title to end a grueling contest. The match was all a part of Trescarde's master plan however and just minutes later, Monty had stolen the title, ensuring Lau would go down in the history books as having the shortest title reign in SWF history.



JOEY MORGAN - NOV 2015 - JUN 2016
PAUL HUNTINGDON - APR 2015 - NOV 2015
JUNGLE LORD - NOV 2014 - APR 2015
FREDERIQUE ANTONIO GARCIA - JUL 2014 - NOV 2014
ROBBIE RETRO - JAN 2014 - NOV 2014
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SWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
TITLE HISTORY




THE FINE UPSTANDING GENTLEMEN (PAUL HUNTINGDON (2) AND SQUEEKY MCCLEAN) - JUL 2016 - PRESENT





THE AWESOMENESS (HUEY CANNONBALL AND JEFFERSON STARDUST) (2) - DEC 2015 - JUL 2016
7 months, 5 defences


DEFENCES
def. The Amazing Bumfholes, When Hell Freezes Over 2016, Jan W2
def. The Pain Alliance and The Amazing Bumfholes, Nothing To Lose 2016, Feb W2
def. The Amazing Bumfholes in a Ladder Match, The World Is Watching 2016, Apr W2
def. The Legion Of Liberty, Master Of Puppets 2016, May W2
def. The Legion Of Liberty, Times Of Trouble 2016, Jun W2
lost to The Fine Upstanding Gentlemen (in fourway match also involving The D-Line and The Legion Of Liberty), The Supreme Challenge 36, Jul W2


The Awesomeness captured their second Tag Team Title by defeating the most decorated champions in history The Amazing Bumfholes, kickstarting a prolonged tussle between the two teams. The Awesomeness won a ladder match between the two teams at The World Is Watching and set about attempting to become the greatest Tag Team Champions ever. The boasting over their superiority over the rest of the division came back to bite them however and after claiming no team was worthy of facing them at The Supreme Challenge, the titles would be taken from them without being pinned, in a fourway match at the most supreme stage of all.



THE AMAZING BUMFHOLES (ZIMMY AND RANDY BUMFHOLE) (5) - JUL 2015 - DEC 2015
THE PAIN ALLIANCE (BIG SMACK SCOTT AND KURT LARAMEE) (3) - MAR 2015 - JUL 2015
AMERICAN MACHINE AND DES DAVIDS (2) - NOV 2014 - MAR 2015
THE AWESOMENESS (HUEY CANNONBALL AND JEFFERSON STARDUST) - JUL 2014 - NOV 2014
CAPTAIN ATOMIC AND JUNGLE LORD - OCT 2013 - JUL 2014
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RIPW ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN VII REPORT

RIPW's biggest event of the calendar year, Ultimate Showdown, The Supreme Challenge's spiritual cousin, reached it's seventh edition this past Friday night. And just one night removed from Supreme Challenge 36, Rhode Island played host to it's own fresh challenge for the RIPW Champion. Since capturing the vacant title in May, Kirk Jameson had knocked off Matty Faith, Regular Joe and Primus Allen, either through fair means or foul and walked into Ultimate Showdown on a wave of momentum. His challenger, Lenny Brown, on the other hand hadn't had the most prolific start to 2016. But so proud was he to have been selected by RIPW to challenge for the gold, he seemed to have turned over a new leaf and seen this as the opportunity to get serious and embrace the support of RIPW and the fans. Jameson clearly wasn't moved by this, taking the contest lightly early on. It was only once Brown's athleticism began to shine that Jameson realised he was in a fight and was forced to step his game up in order to keep up. Brown gave it his all and had Jameson on the ropes for a while, but the champion had become champ for a reason. Or, maybe more than than one. Maryam Vega's distractions certainly did hurt and coupled with Jameson's natural talent, it was too much for Lenny this time around, as he succumbed to the Kirk-Hold, giving Jameson another notch on his belt.

The big surprise of the evening would come before the main event. The brand new tag team of Aerial Attack, consisting of the High Flyin' Hawaiian and newcomer Daredevil Aero made their collective debut. Their opponents would be announced as the massive Scythe and an unnamed opponent. Much to the surprise of everyone in attendance, that partner would turn out to be the second generation sensation, Matty Faith. Cutting a much more aloof figure than we'd ever seen before, Faith had apparently resorted to desperate measures, after a number of high profile failures over recent months saw him come up just short for both the March To Victory tournament and the RIPW Championship. And shockingly, those desperate measures involved teaming with the man who defeated him just two weeks ago at RIPW Joust In Johnston. Whatever the merits of turning his back on the fans, the result may have justified the means, as Faith returned to winning ways, after profiting from a Scythe chokeslam and finishing the newcomer Aero off. What does this new attitude for Faith mean going forward though and just what relationship is there between Faith and Scythe?

Also on the show, USA Champion Robbie Wright made another successful title defence as he fended off the challenge of the much larger Hellion and took his title reign to eight months and counting in the process; while in the opening match of the evening, Charger Siaki avenged his defeat from last month at the Joust In Johnston event, by knocking off Deever Arnold in their rematch.

RIPW's next event will be SummerClash 2016, in just a couple of weeks time.

RIPW ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN VII- Charger Siaki d. Deever Arnold (E+), USA TITLE: Robbie Wright (c) d. Hellion (E+), Scythe and Faith d. Aerial Attack (E+), RIPW TITLE: Kirk Jameson (c) d. Lenny Brown (D)
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(DARK MATCHES: Spencer Spade defeated Alexander Robinson in 7:21 by pinfall with a Supreme Stunner. (C-) ; Randy Bumfhole defeated James Prudence in 5:33 by pinfall with a roll up. (C+))



SWF SUPREME TV - JUL WEEK 3
(Victoria Royal Athletic Park, British Columbia; 9,830 in attendance)
11.61 Rating - 8,713,680 Viewers


With Supreme Challenge 36 in the books, Supreme TV was live from the Victoria Royal Athletic Park, in British Columbia. And there'd be no let-up in the action off the back of Supreme Challenge, with tonight's big main event. Rogue would return from his one month suspension and fresh off of his win in the Last Man Standing Match at Supreme Challenge, Jack Bruce would be playing the role of the 'welcoming committee' for the night. (B)


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Jimmy Hernandez vs. Justin Sensitive
Things kicked off with singles action, between two of the SWF's young talents. Hernandez was involved in the Supreme Sixway Ladder Match at The Supreme Challenge and Duane promised us comments from the new North American Champion Monty Trescarde later on, still noticeably indignant over how things went down last Thursday. Hernandez meanwhile was fully focused on getting back to winning ways here, against the SWF's resident skincare enthusiast. Sensitive was able to give Hernandez a bit of a run for his money, with Hernandez still only five days removed from a bruising ladder match. The Canadian was able to pull through and pick up a win in his home country though, as he made a comeback and put Sensitive away with a big superkick.

Winner: Jimmy Hernandez, via pinfall, in 5:51
(C-)

Backstage in the interview area, Ana Garcia was with the former World Tag Team Champions, a rather pouty Huey Cannonball and Jefferson Stardust, along with Emmy. Unsurprisingly, they weren't happy about being questioned about losing the titles, with Huey pointing out that they weren't beaten at The Supreme Challenge. Jefferson called it "foul injustice" and Huey was taking zero responsibility, laying the blame on The D-Line and The Legion Of Liberty for screwing the match up for them. Huey insisted that they were going to find some way to get back their titles and make up for those losers ruining their grandiose title reign, at which point BJ O'Neill wandered into shot. Picking up that they weren't happy to see her, BJ said she couldn't help but overhear them whining, but claimed she might have a way to help them out. The Awesomeness weren't buying this, but when BJ explained she was confident she could talk to some people and get them a match that might help them vent all of their frustrations, they ended up accepting, albeit bitterly. BJ smirked and said she'd see them out there, leaving The Awesomeness to continue grumbling among themselves. (C+)


~~~~~


Back from break and the lights would dim, as Skull DeBones made his entrance, to big roar from the crowd. As DeBones made his way down, Duane would narrate over some still shots of the match between DeBones and Remo at The Supreme Challenge 36 and hyped the physicality that champion and challenger put each other through. And DeBones seemed to share that sentiment, as he talked about the match to the crowd. DeBones pointed out that he was beaten, fair and square and not many people in the SWF could say they'd accomplished that. DeBones claimed that there was still unfinished business to be settled though and called Remo out to the ring, which Duane was a little surprised about.

After a pause, the World Heavyweight Champion would eventually make his way down to the ring, to a fairly mixed reaction from the crowd, seemingly a little annoyed to have been called out, but curious as to why. The two squared up to each other somewhat, but it was clear from DeBones's body language, he wasn't there for a fight. Instead, DeBones admitted that when Remo first challenged him, he doubted his intentions. Since then, he had sought to prove if Remo was a man ruled by hubris, or if he was truly fighting him for worthy reasons. DeBones stated that Remo had proven to the world that he wasn't afraid, but at Supreme Challenge, he also proved that he was capable to defeating him. And for that, he had earned his respect. DeBones admitted that Remo sought to challenge him for reasons of ego, but in the process, he was upholding the honour of competition and of the World Heavyweight Championship and those were pursuits he could respect. Remo proved at Supreme Challenge that he was truly a worthy champion, but more-over, he proved himself a worthy competitor and suggested that the SWF World Title was in good hands. The crowd applauded all of this, although Remo didn't seem quite sure how to take it all. His expression didn't really change, still viewing DeBones with somewhat of a scowl. But Remo ended up looking DeBones up and down and nodding, before leaving the ring to him.




Duane complimented the sportsmanship shown between the two and called this a fitting moment after a great main event. No sooner was Remo halfway up the ramp though, the moment would be ruined quite considerably though, as from out of nowhere, Brandon James had hopped the barricade and attacked DeBones from behind. Remo either didn't notice or didn't care to see what the sudden cascade of boos were about, as he continued to leave, while James hammered DeBones and brought him to his knees. Krissy appeared at ringside as well, urging James on, as Big Money took off into the ropes and knocked DeBones off his feet with the Big Money Move. The boos continued to rain down, as James put the boots to DeBones some more, eventually deciding he was satisfied and slowly exiting once he was sure DeBones was laid out. Krissy was there to meet him with a big smile and a pat on the back, as Duane was outraged on commentary, wondering why James had done this and why he thought it was a good idea. (B+)


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Sammy Smoke and Lassana Makutsi vs. Marshall Dillon and Oliver Kobb
With everyone still reeling somewhat from that surprise attack, these four had their own interests in mind, in a tag team match featuring four people who could really do with a win. Smoke and Dillon were both losing participants in the Supreme Sixway Ladder Match and were hoping to bounce back, while Makutsi was still looking for his first win after defeat to Robbie Retro at Supreme Challenge. Kobb's fortunes hadn't been so great recently either and he bore the brunt of the offence in this one, with Smoke and Makutsi working him over. The unlikely team fared less well when Dillon got the tag, but as the match broke down, Smoke and Dillon would end up fighting to the floor leaving Makutsi and Kobb as the legal men. Fast Ball threw all he had, but the big Kenyan cut him off with a big clothesline. And one Out Of Africa spinning backfist later, Makutsi had finally picked up his first SWF victory.

Winners: Smoke and Makutsi, via pinfall, in 5:33
(C-)

~~~~~


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Angry Gilmore w/Jessie vs. John Greed
Angry Gilmore returned to Canada on the back of a big win at Supreme Challenge, teaching young Spencer Spade a valuable lesson in humility. There was no rest for the wicked here though, as he was matched up with another man who came out victorious at The Supreme Challenge 36 in John Greed, who knocked off Steven Parker. Duane predicted that both of these men would have their eyes on the Welcome To The Jungle Battle Royal next month, with some momentum on their side coming out of the most supreme stage of all.

Greed has shown himself to be a solid competitor over the past six and a half years and decided he'd try and wrestle with Gilmore in the early going, only to find himself comprehensively outmaneuvered by the former World Champion. Gilmore was dominant on the mat and just simply outwrestled Greed, until the gothic star resorted to a cheap knee to the gut after teasing a clean break and took a more physical approach to the contest. Gilmore was able to mix it up with Greed as well, meaning it wasn't all plain sailing. But Greed was willing to fight dirty when he needed to maintain an advantage, ensuring he stayed on top of his more decorated opponent for the mostpart. With Jessie urging him on, Gilmore was eventually able to make a comeback, showing the toughness and resilience that had become a staple of his matches. Greed was resilient in his own right, refusing to be overwhelmed by the comeback and the result was a back and forth last few minutes. As Greed went for the Crash Diet to try and end it though, Gilmore had the counter. Pushing off of Greed as he was thrown up in the air, Gilmore landed behind and hit Anger Management instead, hooking the leg for the three and a hard fought win.

Winner: Angry Gilmore, via pinfall, in 11:47
(B)

~~~~~


Kurt Laramee would make his way to the ring on his own, something we haven't seen happen much in the past ten years. And Duane and Emma would go over exactly why that was with a quick recap of Laramee's attack on his now former tag team partner Big Smack Scott at Supreme Challenge. Laramee would show no sign of remorse over what he did, as he told the crowd it felt good to be in this ring, on his own, no more Pain Alliance, just Kurt Laramee. He explained that over the past few months he'd been trying to figure out where things were going wrong for The Pain Alliance, why they weren't any closer to another Tag Team Title, why they were being overlooked for other teams. And at The Supreme Challenge 36, he figured out exactly what the problem was and it's name was Big Smack Scott. Laramee said he felt good right about now, because for the first time in a long time, he didn't have two hundred ninety five pounds of deadweight strapped to his back. He claimed Big Smack could talk the talk, but he was the one who'd been walking the walk lately. He was the alpha and Big Smack was nothing but a beta and he screwed things up one too many times. Now, it was Kurt Laramee's time to shine and Big Smack was going to find out what it was like being a big mouthed punk without an alpha to back him up. He made it from the streets to the big time and he sure as hell didn't need Big Smack to stay there, if he wanted to test that, he'd be more than happy to put him down again. (C+)


~~~~~


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The Awesomeness w/Emmy vs. American Machine and Des Davids w/BJ O'Neill
BJ was deliberately vague in her challenge earlier on in the night and it was clear, The Awesomeness weren't quite expecting this to be the team she had in mind to vent their frustrations against. Although they both had new tag team partners now, Davids and Machine were both called losers earlier tonight and blamed by The Awesomeness for the Tag Team Titles changing hands. Apparently, that was good enough reason to team up one more time. And as Duane pointed out, it was Davids and Machine who beat The Awesomeness for the titles in their first reign just over two years ago, so clearly they were capable of jamming those 'loser' taunts back down Huey and Jefferson's throats.

Although Davids and Machine hadn't teamed in a good year, Davids being put on the shelf last June with the torn rotator cuff, you don't forget that teamwork when you're two time World Tag Team Champions. And it looked like they'd be contenders for a third reign, were it not for their respective new tag teams, judging by the way they dominated the first part of this match. The Awesomeness weren't prepared for this team and couldn't get a foothold, as Machine's power and Davids's explosive offence gave them both the runaround. Duane called this a masterstroke from BJ O'Neill, which Emma bitterly played down, evidently not a fan. The former tag team were running rampant though, up until a cheap kick to the back of the neck by Jefferson from the apron, causing Des to stumble into a Huey DDT. The Awesomeness were finally in the match and hurriedly went about working over Des, knocking Machine off the apron a couple of times to set up double teams on their larger opponent. The first few worked, but when Davids plowed through a double clothesline attempt for one of his own, The Awesomeness were back on the backfoot and Machine was back in off the tag from Des. Machine flung both members of The Awesomeness around the ring with ease and Davids clotheslined Huey to the floor, taking the fight out with him. Undetected in all of this though was Jefferson loosening the turnbuckle pad on the middle buckle, covering what he was doing from the official. And from American Machine too, who walked into the trap and was pulled face first into the exposed steel. Stardust quickly stacked Machine up and held him down for the three, The Awesomeness escaping with a cheap victory as Des was left oblivious to what happened.

Winners: The Awesomeness, via pinfall, in 7:40
(C+)

~~~~~


After seeing the former champions pick up a win, it was time for the new champions to address the crowd, with Squeeky and Huntingdon all smiles as they emerged onto the stage in their usual dress shirts and slacks and shook hands theatrically. As we had throughout the show we got still shots from Supreme Challenge to cover what happened and as well as The Gentlemen's title win, the fact they cheated to beat The Amazing Bumfholes before that was shown too, which Emma didn't much appreciate.

Squeeky claimed that for years, he'd been disgusted by the lack of moral fibre displayed by the SWF locker room, but now, finally, he'd found a man he was proud to call his equal and prouder to call his tag team partner. He explained that they made history at The Supreme Challenge by defeating four other teams over two matches to become the World Tag Team Champions. And that just went to show that they were a class above the competition. Together, the two of them were going to show the SWF locker room a better way and as Tag Team Champion, they could finally lead by example as champions the SWF audience could look up to. Huntingdon was passed the mic and proudly announced to the crowd that this was the dawning of a new era. An era of class. An era of dignity. An era of gentlemanship. He claimed that there were many things a gentlemen wouldn't do and one of those was whine and complain. Since last Thursday, they'd heard nothing but sour grapes from both the Bumfholes and The Awesomeness and it was truly a shame. He called it behaviour unbecoming of champions and born out of jealousy. Huntingdon claimed he was used to such jealousy however and both he and Squeeky were noble enough men to rise above it. No team would receive a title shot by crying and they would do well to suck it up and respect their betters. Squeeky agreed that the reaction to their title win was too bad, but they were gentlemen and gentlemanly conduct was what the SWF and the tag team division had been sorely lacking. Now though, with them as champions, the SWF was a better place. (C+)


Backstage in the Fabulous Three locker room, Joe Sexy was with James Prudence, both looking a little glum. Sexy attempted to clear the air a little though and told Prudence not to worry about what happened at Supreme Challenge. Sure, they lost out on their shot at the titles, but the two of them had promise and they shouldn't let a fluke defeat discourage them. Sexy said he still believed that Prudence had the makings of a great partner, which was a very subtle way of diverting blame, but he breezed past it quickly into saying he'd get them back to winning ways tonight and told Prudence the two of them were just getting started. (C+)


~~~~~


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Joe Sexy vs. Robbie Retro
While Sexy was looking for a bounceback win, Retro was coming off of a victory at Supreme Challenge. And the Disco Stud was in high spirits, meaning he was happy to add to Sexy's embarrassments and make a bit of a fool of him with his disco based offence. Sexy's chances of getting back on track weren't looking good, until a knee finally took some of the wind out of Retro's sails and Sexy was able to go on the offence. Sexy's basic but effective brawling wore Retro down, with Sexy badmouthing Retro all the while for trying to make a mockery of him. The tongue lashing eventually proved enough to spur Retro into fighting back and suddenly Sexy was on the back foot again. Retro seemed to be closing in on victory, picking up a couple of nearfalls. A missed charge in the corner would prove to be his undoing though, as Sexy scooped him up and dropped him face first on the top turnbuckle straight afterwards. The double trip into the buckle left Retro prone for the One Night Stand and Sexy hooked the leg to pick up the pin, to get back to winning ways.

Winner: Joe Sexy, via pinfall, in 6:44
(C+)

~~~~~


The second new champion of the night was the most controversial and the one with the most to explain from The Supreme Challenge, after the way he became champion. As Monty Trescarde made his way out, his capturing of the North American Championship was covered on commentary, with still shots of the conclusion of the ladder match and Monty's impromptu 'win' immediately afterwards.

Luckily, Monty had an explanation. Infact, he was so proud of the way his plan went, he was more than willing to fill everyone in on it. Trescarde explained that this was his plan all along and he made an investment in the future, but it was his future. Two months ago, he saw an opportunity to fast track himself to championship gold. He could have toiled and scrapped with the other six for months, but his way was much more direct. So instead, he turned his competition into assets. $50,000 was a small price to pay for securing his future as North American Champion. Monty claimed the only thing about his plan he didn't foresee was how perfectly it would all come together at The Supreme Challenge. Pitting them all against each other in tough matches was the groundwork, a ladder match was the perfect icing on the cake to ensure that whoever pulled down the championship would be in no position to spoil his plans. Duane was disgusted that Monty was proud of his actions and insisted that he stole the title. As Monty began to talk about his reign as champion however, the former champion Mikey Lau had heard enough and sprinted to the ring, to a roar from the crowd. Monty quickly figured out something was up, giving him enough time to take aim with the title belt. Lau ducked the belt shot and began to unload on Monty with leg kicks, but when he went for the head with a high kick, Trescarde was able to duck, grab his belt and scurry out under the bottom rope. Boos rained down on Monty, as Lau dared him to come back into the ring and fight. Monty had no intentions of doing so though, throwing his hands up dismissively as he backed away, while Emma criticised Lau for attacking someone who wasn't prepared to fight and earned an incredulous response from Duane. (C+)


We then cut backstage to the interview area, as Ana Garcia was standing by with Jack Bruce ahead of the main event. Jack was back in high spirits and talked up his tough fight with The Crippler at The Supreme Challenge but that it ended with him finally putting "crabby Chris" in the dust and he was the last man standing. Attention then turned to Rogue, with Jack joking in a faux British accent that he'd been "a very naughty boy" and it looked like SWF management had come to him to teach someone else a lesson. And he warned Rogue that by the end of the night, he'd be wishing he was still sitting on his couch sipping tea, because Jack was back and now, he was back in business. (B-)


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Jack Bruce vs. Rogue
Despite coming off of a one month suspension, Rogue didn't seem too thrilled to be back, particularly with the match that he'd been placed in. The fans were treated to a solid main event out of it though between two former World Heavyweight Champions, Rogue being the man who ended Bruce's sixth and most recent title reign less than two years ago. The contrasting emotions of the two dictated how the match began, with the rejuvenated Jack frequently getting the better of a morose Rogue and forcing him to the outside, to try and regroup. It didn't seem to be working though and eventually, Jack had seen enough, following Rogue out on one sojourn to the floor and continuing the offence out there. Thrown back in, Rogue continued to be given the runaround, before he finally managed to upend Bruce with a kitchen sink style knee to the gut some six minutes into the match and for the first time, was able to take some of his frustrations out offensively.

Rogue had clearly been paying attention watching The Supreme Challenge from home, as he focused his attack on the neck of Bruce and tested how much Bruce had really recovered from the Last Man Standing Match five nights ago. The crowd were right behind Jack, despite being made to wait for any response by Rogue. The Brit looked to keep Jack grounded and hope to quieten the crowd by not giving them what they wanted, ie Jack on the attack. And for a while, it worked. Jack was trapped in various holds and cut off any time he seemed like mounting a defence. But sure enough, Jack would finally find a way to fight back into the match and began to feed off of the audience as he made a comeback. Once Jack got going, he looked back to his best, with Rogue only managing sporadic moments of regained control and two counts which never looked like winning the match. Coming off the second rope into a Bruce inverted atomic drop seemed to spell the end and with Rogue hurting, Jack began to head into the closing stretch. Whipping up the crowd, Jack went for the New York Minute, which Rogue was able to counter. Jack broke out of Crashing On though, before pushing Rogue back against the ropes and rocking him with a big elbow. Jack followed up with a quick overhead throw, pantomiming to the crowd again, before this time hitting the New York Minute. Three seconds later and it was all over and Jack had put a rather large dampener on Rogue's already unhappy return.

Winner: Jack Bruce, via pinfall, in 16:14
(B)
Jack celebrated for the crowd after the match, Duane hyping that now, Jack could focus on getting his career back on track and maybe even a seventh World Heavyweight Title. Emma warned him not to get ahead of himself, but Jack certainly looked like the Jack Bruce of old on this night. (B)


OVERALL- B (Show increased pop in 3 regions)
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