By Paul Stratoti, Contributing Writer & Lifetime Cauliflower Alley Club Member
Cleveland Knights Championship Wrestling sold out with their first ever internet pay-per-view back on Feb. 9. Warlord and Holidead were No Shows.
Here are the official match results as recorded by ring announcer Hank Hudson:
FEBRUARY 9, 2018, at Parma, Ohio’s ST. JOHN’S BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL – CLEVELAND KNIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, C.K.C.W. “NEW WORLD RISING” IPVV*****
RING ANNOUNCER: Hank Hudson REFEREES: Dave Dawson, Michael Contos, Nate Pierce IPPV COMMENTATOR: Jeff Gorman BACKSTAGE INTERVIEWS: Ellie Fredericks SPECIAL GUESTS: Eric Bischoff, Karam Izzat (national champion powerlifter)
(1) WINNER BECOMES FINAL ENTRANT FOR LATER “RACE FOR THE CASE” LADDER MATCH: “The Future” Justin Dynamite pinned Cisco Silver in 7:11!!! Dynamite escaped a rear waistlock by backrolling over and behind his foe for a rear takedown cradle and the three-count!!!
(2) “The Eccentric Artist” R.C. Dupree pinned Shane InYaFace (with Ellie Fredericks) in 4:56 via a roll-up cradle holding tights with a big distraction assist from fellow “Team Storm” members Jaxon Argos and Jack Pollock!!!
(3) “Lightning Bolt” Johnson pinned Funky White Boy in 5:07!!! Johnson escaped Funky’s “Cobra Clutch” with a low elbow and followed up with rear takedown cradle holding tights!!!
*****MAIN IPPV SHOW EVENTS*****
(4) “The Firebird” Shawn Phoenix pinned “The Wild-Eyed Southern Boy” Tracy Smothers (with Casey Reeves) in 6:57 following an enzuguiri when Reeves’ attempted interference backfired!!!
(5) “The International Crisis” Tokyo Monster Kahagas pinned Ricky Reyes in 7:05 following a modified “falcon arrow”!!!
(6) C.K.C.W. WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Champion Vanilla Vargas pinned “The Sugar Creature” Solo Darling in 11:29 with a rear takedown cradle to retain her title after the distraction of her fellow “Holy Fashion” team members, Angel Fashion and Mike Mendoza, had helped her escape the challenger’s “Cloverleaf” hold!!!
(7) FOUR-MAN TAG-TEAM MATCH: El Fenomeno BJ/”The Owner Of The World” Hiram Tua defeated “Team Storm” (Jaxon Argos/”The Next Trending Topic” Jack Pollock) (with R.C. Dupree) (BJ pinned Argos after Dupree’s interference attempt from the ring apron had backfired) in 14:21!!!
(8) “CHAMPION WRESTLING ASSOCIATION” WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: C.W.A. champion El Sensacional Star Roger pinned Mike Mendoza in 24:11 following an exploder-superplex to retain his title!!!
(9) FOUR-MAN TAG-TEAM MATCH:
The Barbarian & “The Firebird” Shawn Phoenix who wrestled his second match of the night when he substituted for The Warlord defeated “Stateline” (Eddie Taurus & Damien Angel) in 7:37!!! Barbarian held Taurus’ legs to the canvas for Phoenix’s 450-splash and three-count!!!
(10) SEVEN-MAN “RACE FOR THE CASE” LADDER MATCH (THE SUSPENDED BRIEFCASE CONTAINED A CONTRACT FOR A GUARANTEED ANYTIME C.K.C.W. TITLE MATCH IN THE NEXT CALENDAR YEAR): Angel Fashion emerged victorious over “Mr. Entertainment” J.D. Smooth, “The Future” Justin Dynamite, “The Impact Player” Seth Allen, El Nazareno, “Bulletproof” Brandon Edwards, and Sonny Vice in 13:55!!!
*****”Lightning Bolt” Johnson and The Husky Heart Throb argued and brawled unofficially for several minutes over who was the real Husky Heart Throb!!!*****
(11) “NO DISQUALIFICATION” MATCH FOR THE C.K.C.W. WORLD’S HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion J-Rocc, Daddy (with personal ring announcer Dave Kich and MMA fighter Jessica “Evil” Eye) pinned Kongo Kong in 15:06 to retain his title!!! J-Rocc executed a piledriver onto a steel chair to get the title-retaining pin after his challenger had missed with a top-rope 400-pound splash-press!!!