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This past Friday night Northeast Championship Wrestling returned to the Norwood Lodge of Elks for our annual Halloween event NO FEAR, featuring the spin the wheel, make a deal roulette wheel. In the night’s Main Event NCW Heavyweight Champion “RIOT” Kellan Thomas faced off with “The Maine Event” Scotty Vegas with Vegas earning a spot into the WrestleFest X championship match. A BIG thanks goes out to our sponsor for the evening Papa Gino’s (located at 142 Nahatan Street in Norwood) for helping us spread the word and bring us into the Norwood community.
On Friday night September 26th Northeast Championship Wrestling returned to the Elks Lodge in Norwood, Massachusetts for NCW FACE/OFF: Total Elimination! In the night’s Main Event the Lumberjake went one on one with his former friend and tag team partner “Ruthless” Ruy Batello.
WOONSOCKET– Northeast Championship Wrestling’s 2013 season continues with a huge benefit event at Woonsocket High School [777 Cass Avenue] on Sunday afternoon September 29th for NCW FALLOUT! Competing in a seasonal format from February through November, for sixteen years NCW has presented a unique night of entertainment for fans bringing forth our larger than life characters, dynamic storylines, and incredible athleticism all while providing a unique experience for fans of all ages.
With proceeds benefiting Woonsocket Middle School students, NCW makes its first appearance in Woonsocket with a bang when the reigning NCW Heavyweight Champion “The Maine Event” Scotty Vegas steps into the ring September 29th taking on his WrestleFest IX opponent “RIOT” Kellan Thomas. Back on September 6th Thomas eliminated Mike McCarthy to win the 2013 Big City Rumble, becoming the #1 contender for the Heavyweight Championship and guaranteeing him a title match December 14th at WrestleFest. Before that however, the cocky and impetuous Vegas has challenged “RIOT” to a match September 29th as NCW’s first triple crown winner looks to continue to build momentum toward the finale of the NCW Season.
RIVERSIDE– Northeast Championship Wrestling’s 2013 season continues with a huge weekend of wrestling action kicking off at the American Legion Post #10 in Riverside, RI [830 Willett Avenue] on Saturday night September 28th for NCW vs. Team Dynamite! Competing in a seasonal format from February through November, for sixteen years NCW has presented a unique night of entertainment for fans bringing forth our larger than life characters, dynamic storylines, and incredible athleticism all while providing a unique experience for fans of all ages.
Returning to the Riverside American Legion for the first time since March, NCW vs. Team Dynamite will feature a Best of 7 Series pitting Commissioner “Dastardly” Doug Summers and his crew of sympathizers versus the fan favorites of NCW who courageously support the former Commissioner—Dean Livsley. On September 28th the career of Livsley will hang in the balance when he puts everything on the line in the Best of 7 Series against Team Dynamite, if Team NCW wins he will finally get his one on one rematch with Summers December 14th at WrestleFest IX for NCW Ownership, whereas if Team Dynamite is victorious Livsley will leave the promotion once and for all never to return.
[Recently long time theNCW.com reporter Scoops McGinty was removed from her position. Prior to her termination she conducted a final interview with NCW Commissioner “Dastardly” Doug Summers. Like many interviews, this one was conducted in real time and recorded to later be edited and converted to print. However this interview was never supposed to see the light of day. We at theNCW.com have obtained the original audio recording and have chosen to print it in its entirety, unedited and uncensored. –The Editor]
SCOOPS McGINTY: Why did you want the title off of JT Dunn?
DOUG SUMMERS: Wow, you’re just jumping right into things here, huh? [laughing] No like, “Hello Emperor, thanks for the interview?” Nothing?
SCOOPS McGINTY: We just did that five minutes ago… before I started recording.
DS: Yeah but we… I thought the interview started out uh… I haven’t been interviewed many times and um… well… you didn’t call me “Emperor.”
SCOOPS: Would you like people to call you “Emperor?”
DS: Scoops, you’re just a kid so you might not understand. I’m trying to change the way people think around here. These great wrestlers we have here, I want them to feel like they’re a part of something, not just a wrestling company but a wrestling EMPIRE! Boom, everyone’s self esteem goes up, everyone’s happier, the matches get better and better, more and more people come out to see it and we make more money!
SCOOPS: Is that the real reason?
DS: Yes! Why? What else could it be?
SCOOPS: Do you want my honest opinion?
DS: Yes, of course. I value the opinions of all of my employees.
SCOOPS: I think that it’s purely a move to boost your own ego. I think you’re a very insecure man and having people address you as “Emperor” makes you feel better about yourself.
DS: [silence] …
SCOOPS: Also, we are not your employees. You are the commissioner, you enforce the rules but no one here actually works for you. You don’t pay anyone’s salaries.
DS: That’s not true! I pay Rocco Abruzzi’s salary!
SCOOPS: You do?
SCOOPS: So either there is a wrestler on the active NCW roster who is being paid by an entity that is not the NCW ownership group, which in turn would mean he’s not actually an employee of NCW and shouldn’t be wrestling or you are giving Rocco Abruzzi a second salary, out of your own pocket?
DS: Wow, hey! So when is this interview going to start? [nervous laughter] I believe you asked me something about JT Dunn?
SCOOPS: Yes, I did. Why did you take the championship off of JT Dunn?
SCOOPS: Yes our new champion won after he and JT wrestled the match of their lives, on a technicality in the rule books that’s less than a year old and should have been rescinded after the match it was put into effect for was over.
DS: How is that my fault? Is that my job to go through the rule book and make sure every little rule is “correct”?
SCOOPS: Yes, I believe that is a part of your job.
DS: Well I’m going to have to check the books on that because it sounds wrong to me. Look, the point is, JT fought a hell of a match sure but at the end Vegas ended up winning. Sometimes guys win by disqualification, sometimes they win by count-out. It happens. If I had my way titles would change hands simply by who the winner is and who the loser is all the time. I don’t understand you people! I’ve been getting this question non-stop since it happened! Doesn’t anyone care we have our first ever triple crown champion! That’s HUGE! THAT’S the story here! Doesn’t anyone want to talk about that!?
SCOOPS: All right, let’s talk about that. How does it feel to see Scotty Vegas win the triple crown?
DS: It’s great! Fantastic!
SCOOPS: Really? After you spent the last couple of years chasing that same goal? I must say that shows real maturity and I am impressed. I can’t imagine how I would feel, after dedicating years of my life, coming as close as you did and then having it all slip through your fingers only to see one of your contemporaries, one of your professional rivals achieve that same goal. But you are not only handling this well but are enthusiastic about it, I’ll say it again Commissioner, I am impressed.
DS: [silence] …
DS: Wha? Yes. Thank you… Excuse me for a moment.
[At this point in the audio you can hear what sounds like someone walking away from the microphone, opening and closing a door followed by several minutes of unintelligible shouting, banging and crashing- Ed.)
DS: Let’s continue. Next question.
SCOOPS: Scotty Vegas is a great wrestler and competitor, there’s no doubt about that, but what do you say to the fact that since he became NCW champion he hasn’t defended his title, and in fact not been present, at the last two NCW events?
DS: He’s a busy guy.
SCOOPS: Would you show the same consideration if say, JT Dunn was still the champion? Or someone else you don’t get along as well with like a Ruy Batello or Davey Loomis?
DS: Next question.
SCOOPS: Do you have it in for Steve “The Turtle” Weiner? You’ve warned him twice now that he was on the verge of losing his job and you’re making the poor guy miserable thinking his head is on the chopping block. Don’t you think that’s a cruel way to treat one of your close friends?
DS: Former close friend. In my job as Emperor–
DS: Whatever, in my job I can’t play favorites. If Steve continues to break rules he’ll be treated the same as any other wrestler would in that situation.
SCOOPS: The fans love Steve Weiner, don’t you fear their reaction if he was to lose his job?
DS: No, the fans will find new wrestlers to love. Like me for instance!
SCOOPS: I’m sure. It’s been highly publicized that the next event on NCW’s calendar Friday August 2 in Norwood Massachusetts has been dubbed “Summers Slam”. Don’t you think it’s a bit egomaniacal to name a wrestling event after yourself?
DS: Not at all, it’s a proud wrestling tradition. I’m sure Joe Starrcade got this same question all the time.
SCOOPS: I don’t think that’s a real person…
DS: NEXT QUESTION!
SCOOPS: Some fans think you are purposefully pitting the Loomis Brothers against Ruy Batello and Lumberjake, the BLT. What do you say to those accusations?
DS: Well I can’t deny that I am putting them in a lot of matches against one another but what’s the matter with that? They’re two of the best, if not THE two best teams in NCW. They have an obligation to the fans and to themselves as professionals to go out there and compete. The fact that they are friends outside the ring should have no bearing on their matches in the ring. I’ve had to fight friends before and I made sure to put forth my best effort. It’s happened all the time through the history of our sport. These nut-job conspiracy theories that I somehow have something to gain from having these teams fight are laughable. Plus, the fans don’t seem to mind. You have to agree these four have been putting on some great matches.
SCOOPS: I’m not sure how anyone else feels but if I were in the locker room I think I would be concerned at how much you’re pushing your influence in this company. You scheduled an event in your hometown, you’ve been bringing a lot of new faces into the company like Tony Caruso, Brandon Bhem and now Rocco Abruzzi. Do you feel it’s your job as commissioner to influence the direction of the company in such ways?
DS: I thought people would be happy that I’m being so pro-active. That’s just the kind of guy I am. I’m interested in moving this company forward. Bringing us to new places, Westerly , Bristol and bringing in new faces who can contribute.
SCOOPS: Is it a coincidence that all of these new faces you’ve been bringing in are sympathetic to your cause?
DS: Not at all, they just happen to be smart people. Like I was saying, one thing you can’t argue with are my results so far. Two new locations, attendance is up, great matches night in and night out. If no one else is going to say it than I will, I’m doing a really good job!
SCOOPS: Well I think it would be tough to pinpoint the exact reason things have been going so well for NCW lately but if that’s what you want to think than who am I to stop you. Is there anything else you’d like to add before this wraps up?
DS: Yes! Everyone reading this be sure to be there in Norwood MA on Friday August 2nd for the biggest event in the history of NCW, SUMMERS SLAM! Plus there will be a special “Meet and Greet” one hour before the show starring ME, Doug Summers. Tickets are just a hundred and fifty bucks and we still have plenty left! In fact we haven’t sold one… but I blame our marketing department for that. I’m sure demand will pick up as we get closer to the event!
SCOOPS: That’s interesting, who else will be at this Meet and Greet?
DS: No one, it’s just me.
SCOOPS: Well that explains the advance ticket sales… in any event, thank you for your time Commissioner.
DS: You’re welcome! Great interview Scoops, you are a valued member of the NCW team.
[At this point Summers assumed recording had stopped but Scoops kept the tape rolling and we have some additional dialogue -Ed]
SCOOPS: Thanks again, I think that went… well it certainly went.
DS: Yeah Scoops I’ve been meaning to talk to you about this and now seems as good a time as any so… we’re going to have to let you go.
SCOOPS: What!? Why?!
DS: I’m thinking of going in a different direction with our website from now on. Maybe I’ll do them! Either way this isn’t really a job for a high school kid. Thanks for your years of service and we’ll send you your last paycheck later this week.
SCOOPS: But I don’t get paid for this! It’s just for school credit.
DS: Well I can’t fail you for four years of service… but I will have to give you an incomplete. I’m sorry, I wish there was some other way.
SCOOPS: What do you mean, “you wish there was some other way”? There is another way, you could not fire me!
DS: Yeah… my hands are kind of tied here. I mean I already told Rocco I was going to fire you and I’m sure he’d make fun of me or something if I didn’t’ follow through with it.
SCOOPS: That’s completely idiotic.
DS: Well, agree to disagree. Here I’ll have Richard show you out. Pacifico can you remove this child from my office? Oh and take her tape recorder too… to the dumpster.
[At this point the audio cuts out]
– NCW ring announcer “Toxic” Tom Warren welcomed everyone to Aftermath, and then announced the new Commissioner “Dynamite” Doug Summers to ringside for his State of NCW Address. Before he began Summers welcomed the entire NCW roster to the ring to directly address his staff. Doug’s first order of business was officially signing his two young students to NCW contracts– revealing their true identities as “Terrible” Tony Caruso and “The Beast” Brandon Behm, with Doug stripping Dean Livsley of the “Beast” moniker. Doug then rechristened himself “Dastardly” Doug Summers, embracing the jeers from the fans while officially proclaiming his crew the Inglorious Dastards. Finally Summers also promised that at Total Elimination Buddy Romano would return to NCW, teaming with his group against Livsley’s team of the BLT and the Loomis Brothers.
As the NCW roster returned to the locker room, Summers kept Mike Paiva back for the opening contest, robbing “The Original Showoff” of his customary entrance.
– “RIOT” Kellan Thomas w/ Kepler d. “The Original Showoff” Mike Paiva after rolling through on Paiva’s attempted ‘sleazeball special’, trapping Paiva’s shoulders to the mat for the three count.
– NCW Tag Team Champions the Loomis Brothers d. Maniacally Twisted [“The Twisted Hatter” Alex Creed & the Shadow] w/ Sean Feeney when David Loomis hit the bicycle kick on Creed.
– “The Hard Rock Hellraiser” Todd Sople d. “Jiving” Jimmy Capone and the Roadblock in a Triple Threat Match, with Sople building up an impressive win/loss record this Season.
– NCW New England Champion “Simply God’s Best” GA West w/ Doc Ozone d. Mike Graca Jr. in a great match to retain the New England title, barely getting by the tenacious rookie. Following the match GA West made an unofficial challenge to his former rival JT Dunn, the mentor of Graca.
– By keeping Dean on the NCW roster, Summers forced Livsley to compete at NCW Aftermath, taking on Michael Tootsie Esquire. With MTE coming to the ring in street clothes, the former Connecticut Champion believed he had no reason to gear up against the former Commissioner.
– Dean Livsley d. MTE in quick fashion, completely obliterating Tootsie.
– The Inglorious Dastards [“Dastardly” Doug Summers, “Terrible” Tony Caruso, & “The Beast” Brandon Behm] d. Rob the Giant, Steve “The Turtle” Weiner, & the Lumberjake in Six Man Tag Team action when Buddy Romano returned to the ring, assisting Doug Summers against Lumberjake and allowing Summers and company to hit their triad of finishers on the former Tag Team Champion.
– “The Portuguese Sensation” Ruy Batello d. “The Maniacal” Jack Krueger w/ Sean Feeney with ‘ruination’ in a hard hitting match-up. Krueger attempeed to eliminate Batello early on with his steel chair, but the former Heavyweight Champion was able to turn the tide despite interference from Feeney.
– Scotty “Won’t Die” Vegas d. “The Juice” JT Dunn by count out in a brutal display of athleticism, winning the NCW Heavyweight Championship on a tecnicality stemming from a stipulation that was added last year during Dunn’s series of matches with Buddy Romano, where the title could potentially change hands via count outs or disqualifications. A dejected Dunn remained at ringside following the match, unable to process how Vegas shamefully stole the championship.
For exclusive photographs from this event check out Picture Dave’s photos here.
With Northeast Championship Wrestling now officially under the control of Doug Summers, the Aftermath of REUNION saw chaos reign supreme as Scotty “Won’t Die” Vegas walked out of the Norwood Elks Lodge the new NCW Heavyweight Champion, winning the championship on a obscure technicality stemming from last Season.
During JT Dunn‘s wars with Buddy Romano last year over the NCW Championship, then-Commissioner Livsley allowed a stipulation to be placed where the title could change hands via count out or disqualification. Those stipulations were never removed from the contracts, allowing Scotty Vegas to win the championship from Dunn by count out, angering the vocal Norwood crowd. After experiencing such a grueling and hard hitting match only to see it end on such cheap terms, a dejected JT Dunn remained at ringside long after the crowd exited the building last night, shocked over what had transpired.
With this victory, Scotty Vegas has become NCW’s first triple crown champion, the only man in Northeast Championship Wrestling history to have won the Tag Team Championship, New England Championship, and Heavyweight Championship.
Doug Summers’ first night as boss will go down as a controversial one as the esteemed Emperor of NCW re-dubbed himself “Dastardly” Doug Summers while announcing the official signing of his two young rookies “Terrible” Tony Caruso and “The Beast” Brandon Bam— the Inglorious Dastards. By taking the “Beast” moniker, Doug also stated that while Dean Livsley would not be fired, he would no longer be known as “The Beast”. In discussing the upcoming Total Elimination match next week in Westerly, RI Summers also announced that he would be recruiting his former rival Buddy Romano for his team, going up against Dean’s team of the Loomis Brothers and the BLT.
With that, detailed results from Aftermath will be posted shortly.