This past Friday night Northeast Championship Wrestling returned to the Jacob Jones VFW Post in Dedham, MA for NCW UPRISING, the final stop before NCW’s 20 Year REUNION.
Ring Announcer: Shane Daly
Commentators: Atlee Greene, Derek Simonetti, & Chad Epik
Referees: Redd Roche and Rob Greer
Ringside Photography: Cameron Jirowetz & Pat Kelley
Ringside Security: John Balis
All photographs courtesy of Brittany Costa.
Former NCW Tag Team Champions CrossFit (“DTF” Dan Terry and “The Selfie-Made Man” Vern Vicallo) arrived at ringside for the Ox Baker Qualifier, with Terry looking to formally offer Josh Briggs membership into the CrossFit stable.
– Josh Briggs won the Ox Baker Qualifying Match, earning a whopping 9 points to bring his point total to 18 after nailing a sidewalk knee crusher on “DTF” Dan Terry.
- Robo eliminated Curry Boy to earn enough points to enter the Ox Baker Memorial Cup Match at a total of 12 points.
- Robo was eliminated by “DTF” Dan Terry (with an assist by Vern Vicallo).
- Josh Briggs defeated JP O’Reilly with a brutal chokeslam, entering the Ox Baker Memorial Cup Match at REUNION.
- Josh Briggs d. Dan Terry after rejecting Terry’s offer for Briggs to join CrossFit.
*TJ Richter was not eliminated in this Qualifying Match, having gone under the bottom rope while getting knocked out by Briggs.
– The Abominable CPA defeated Todd Harris w/ JP O’Reilly in singles action after the debuting CPA was able to serve the youngest Harris Family member with a summons for the audit of the Harris Foundation.
The NCW Tag Team Championship Match between The Heavy Hitters and The Turtles in Time never took place as The Underground Anarchy (Tim Davidson, Ike, Sean Feeney, and Dallas McCarthy) and The Maine State Posse both attacked Dick Lane and Steve “The Turtle” Weiner, until commentator Derek Simonetti couldn’t take anymore. Unfortunately NCW New England Champion Tim Lennox was waiting in the wings, as Lennox rushed the ring and decimated Simonetti.
The High Class Cartel then arrived on the scene as the new NCW Heavyweight Champion “Sensational” Scott Levesque enjoyed the carnage being caused. Rich Bass crowed about the accomplishments he and Beau Douglas have made since uniting together, and that it would only be a matter of time before Dean “The Beast” Livsley had nothing left. Bass welcomed out Chad Epik to replace Simonetti on commentary, and while NCW officials, The Hitters, and “RIOT” Kellan Thomas helped the Turtles to the back Thomas finally stepped up and issued a challenge to Levesque and the NCW Championship for the night’s main event.
Christian Casanova then made his way to the ring for the next match, collecting the bounty Rich Bass had put on Lumberjake’s head. Casanova promised that on May 5th he would finish off Lumberjake once and for all.
– Christian Casanova defeated Brett Domino after delivering a killer scissors kick to the former Nico Villara.
– “The Ace” Mike Montero d. Rob “The Giant” Araujo after hitting Mike Paiva’s finishing move on his tag team partner, staring him directly in the eyes while getting the underhanded win.
– “The Dan Ram” Danny Ramirez & Osirus w/ Doc Ozone defeated Tim Lennox & “The Mind Eraser” Mike Graca w/ Rich Bass when Osirus pinned Graca after delivering a picture perfect ‘Final Flash’ to “The Mind Eraser”.
During Intermission Dean “The Beast” Livsley and The Lumberjake returned to the Dedham VFW Post after remaining outside the building during the first half to allow Christian Casanova to compete.
“Royalty” Ruy Batello entered the ring for his Ringside Royalty, wanting to bring his former tag team partner and rival Lumberjake back to the ring to run him down for his NCW Championship loss. After going back and forth with one another Jake challenged Batello to another match, but instead Ruy provided suitable competition with one “Foxy” Calvin Campbell.
– “Foxy” Calvin Campbell d. The Lumberjake after Christian Casanova returned to the ring behind the refs back, hitting a scissors kick on Jake, allowing Campbell to score the biggest win of his young career.
– NCW Tag Team Champions The Heavy Hitters d. The Underground Anarchy, The Maine State Posse and The Turtles in Time in a sudden death four corners match to retain the NCW Tag Team Championship after the Turtles joined late in the match, despite Delilah Hayden’s protests. Shay pinned Tim Davidson to retain the Championship, as a heartbroken Steve Weiner struggled with the loss while Delilah cared for the injured Lane.
Following the match Aiden Aggro and DangerKid then challenged The Hitters to another match May 5th at REUNION between the two teams.
– “RIOT” Kellan Thomas d. NCW Heavyweight Champion “Sensational” Scott Levesque w/ Rich Bass by disqualification after Bass and Levesque intentionally got themselves disqualified to retain the Championship. Both men putting the boots to Thomas, Dean Livsley rushed the ring to help “RIOT”, and set up a rematch for REUNION, only this time in a No Disqualifications Match.