The King of New York started with the Influence in the ring, talking about how they still run Victory Pro Wrestling. Commissioner Kevin Fulton announced that in the main event, it would be Kyler Khan taking on Coach Mammone. He then announced that 2019 King of New York Jay Delta and VPW New York State Champion Eric James would join Mister Tibbs representing the Influence in the King of New York tournament.
Mister Tibbs thanked Commissioner Fulton not only for giving him an opportunity but by giving him what he called a “bye” by feeding him Lance Anderson. He then called out Anderson so he can get his easy victory and go home to his wife.
KING OF NEW YORK FIRST ROUND MATCH
MISTER TIBBS W/ COMMISSIONER FULTON vs LAID BACK LANCE ANDERSON
- Fulton couldn’t stop grinning during the match as this was an easy lay-up for Mister Tibbs
- Tibbs verbally and physically abused Anderson, who casually stayed alive somehow.
- Frustrated that Anderson was rolling away from him as he tried to set up a top rope double stomp, Tibbs yelled at him to stop moving. Anderson then reached up and cradled Tibbs in a small package for the win.
WINNER AND ADVANCING TO THE SEMI-FINALS: LANCE ANDERSON
The fans erupted for Anderson as Tibbs and Fulton were paralyzed in shock.
KING OF NEW YORK FIRST ROUND MATCH
JAY DELTA W/ PUPPET JAY DELTA AND COMMISSIONER FULTON vs NOTORIOUS DEZMOND COLE
- Determined to not let the same thing happen again, Fulton came out with Delta and Puppet Jay Delta to face Cole.
- Cole came out of the back on fire, determined to make a name for himself against the reigning King and was able to muster up an offense that almost sent two Influence members packing
- The wily veteran was in trouble. Puppet Jay Delta tried to prevent Cole from an attack, but instead he got punched in the face? Hand?
- Delta used the distraction to come back and steal the win and advance.
WINNER AND ADVANCING TO THE SEMI-FINALS: JAY DELTA
WOMEN’S DIVISION TAG TEAM MATCH
ANASTASIA MORNINGSTAR & NAEVEH CHANTELLE
vs FACEBREAKER MEGAN MASON & ENVY
- Mason and Morningstar started it off. Mason was incredibly confident, as she’s already faced Morningstar in the past.
- The action went back and forth as newcomers Chantelle and Envy brought their A-game.
- Miscommunication between Chantelle and Morningstar left an opening for Mason and Envy to pick up the win.
WINNERS: FACEBREAKER MEGAN MASON & ENVY
KING OF NEW YORK QUALIFIER MATCH
::KARLO VICE:: vs STOCKADE
- The Rockstar above you against the Deathmatch Asgardian was more competitive than you would think on paper. Vice took a beating but was able to keep up with Stockade.
- Vice was able to mount an offense after a missed legdrop on the outside of the ring left Stockade vulnerable.
- Despite this, a Gore from Stockade sealed the victory.
WINNER AND ADVANCING TO THE SEMI-FINALS: STOCKADE
KING OF NEW YORK QUALIFIER MATCH
THE THROWBACK ERIC JAMES W/ COMMISSIONER FULTON vs RYAN GALEONE
- Ryan Galeone only knows one speed – overdrive, and this match proved it once again.
- This high paced match was intense and went back and forth, giving Galeone the edge.
- After what looked to be an issue outside the ring between Galeone and Fulton, James thanked his friend but asked him to go to the back, as he was able to do this on his own.
- Back in the ring, James did just that, as he was able to regain control of the match.
- Galeone turned things around and the end was near for the Throwback when Commissioner Fulton sneaked back to the ring and knocked Galeone off the top rope. James saw this, was not happy with Fulton’s presence, but still went for the cover to pick up the win.
WINNER AND ADVANCING TO THE SEMI-FINALS: THE THROWBACK ERIC JAMES
TAG TEAM MATCH
THE EVEN STEVENS (Stephen Azure/Steve Somerset)
vs PERCIVAL THE THIRD AND…
Percival’s original partner was scheduled to be Bobby Orlando, but due to a non-wrestling injury that recently occurred, Orlando was not cleared to wrestle. Percival found a partner in…
THE DIME PIECE AARON ROURKE
- Rourke debuted in VPW, teaming with Percival the Third, to take on the brothers Steve and pick up a victory, or at least that was the plan.
- Azure and Somerset were in control of the match, showing their cohesiveness as a tag team.
- While Rourke and Percival did fare well, they did not have the experience needed to beat the Even Stevens.
WINNERS: THE EVEN STEVENS
THE AMITYVILLE PROJECT DAN BARRY vs VSK
- Dan Barry is an accomplished wrestler, performing for other promotions in the New York area, as well as Beyond Wrestling in the Northeast.
- VSK is one of Victory Pro Wrestling’s most decorated champions of all time, a former VPW Tag Team champion, 2 time VPW New York State champion, and 3 time VPW Champion.
- The match was a 15 minute wrestling clinic, with an incredible back and forth challenge between the seasoned veterans.
- VSK was able to finish off Barry with a cradle back-to-belly piledriver for the win.
VPW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE ABSOLUTE BRAND (ALVIN ALVAREZ/THE GIANT ANDRE) W/ SILK E SMOOTH
vs CHAMPIONS THE CAT AND COP CONNECTION
- Alvarez had vowed in 2019 that he was tired of the Absolute Brand losing and that he and Andre would dominate the tag team division.
- The Cat and Cop Connection were outsized and outpowered in this match. They have worked against Andre before so they knew how to work around him, but Alvarez was a different puzzle altogether.
- The champions came back strong but a miscue gave Alvarez a chance to hit a uranage on Fighter Cat, onto the back of his partner. Moments later, the reign of the Cat and Cop Connection came to an end.
WINNERS AND NEW VPW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE ABSOLUTE BRAND
I QUIT MATCH
JOHNNY “PRETTY BOY” COLLINS vs BRYCE DONOVAN
- Collins started off with the microphone, taunting the fans until Donovan’s music hit. He then focused his attention on his former partner, telling Donovan to stop getting closer to the ring.
- Once in the ring, Donovan finally had his chance to attack Collins. With the bell rung, the punishment began.
- The battle took place inside the ring until Donovan knocked Collins out. Because he could not say “I Quit”, the match would continue. Tired of his mouth, Donovan would tape it shut, then beat his former partner, to a muffled “MPH MMUIT” which may or may not have been “I Quit.”
- Donovan took the battle outside the ring, and around the Heritage room, giving fans an up close and center view of the action.
- Once back in the ring, Collins gained control. Or he started to, until Donovan came back. With the microphone, Collins said, “I… I… I really want the Stevens to come out right no-” before being cut off. The Even Stevens stormed the ring but were taken down by Donovan, and eventually handcuffed outside the ring.
- Donovan brought a table from the back, set it up at ringside, and was ready to throw Collins onto the table when Collins frantically said “I QUIT” almost a dozen times.
WINNER: BRYCE DONOVAN
While he did win the match, Donovan still grabbed Collins and choke slammed him through the table to the cheers of the fans.
VPW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
KAREN BAMBAM W/ SILK E SMOOTH vs CHAMPION ARIELA NYX
- At last year’s King of New York, Ariela picked up a win against Karen and was confident that she could do it again.
- The two clashed in a match that would define the VPW Women’s division as both wrestlers gave it 100 percent. The power of BamBam against the power of Nyx.
- With the challenger on the ropes, manager Smooth jumped on the apron to cause a distraction. It worked, as Nyx focused on him instead of her opponent, who finished her off and began the BamBam era.
WINNER AND NEW VPW WOMEN’S CHAMPION: KAREN BAMBAM
VICTORY PRO WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP
KYLER KHAN w/ COMMISSIONER FULTON vs CHAMPION COACH MAMMONE
- Fulton out to make sure the Influence would be victorious accompanied Khan.
- In his first title defense, Mammone was a house of fire. He charged right at Khan and they tore it up.
- Despite knocking out the official and using a steel chair, Khan was unable to put the champion away. He would take his frustrations out on the now-alert official, and Mammone took advantage of that to pick up the win.
WINNER AND STILL VPW CHAMPION: COACH MAMMONE
After the match, the Influence stormed the ring and attacked Mammone. Delta, Fulton, Khan and Tibbs swarmed about the champion as Eric James was reluctant to help.
The chair was brought back in and set up under Mammone’s arm, leaving Mister Tibbs to finish the job he started in October as he jumped from the corner onto the chair, seriously injuring Mammone’s arm.
Ryan Galeone rushed to the ring with a chair of his own, leaving the Influence to scatter as the medical crew came to the aid of the VPW Champion.
Former champion Tibbs then declared that he was coming for what was his and that Tibbs wasn’t done with Mammone. Senior official Raul Lopez admonished Tibbs, indicated that Mammone may have broken his arm.
Dr. Matthew Heller and his team assisted Mammone to the back as the fans in attendance cheered Mammone in support. The champion was then taken to a local medical facility for further care.
What’s next for Victory Pro Wrestling? Before the Storm, Saturday February 22 in Centereach
New VPW Tag Team Champions The Absolute Brand will be in action
New VPW Women’s Champion Karen BamBam in action
The semi-finals and finals of the King of New York tournament
…and so much more!
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