Victory Pro Wrestling returned to a standing room only Sports Arena for VPW 149: Before the Storm featuring Mister Tibbs looking to be the first ever 4-time Victory Pro Wrestling champion as he challenged current champion Johnny Collins in the main event.
PERCY RYAN vs DEZMOND COLE
- The lumberjacks: Adam Cain, Dr Cool Jay Klang, Francis Kip Stevens, Phillip Cardigan, Dante Drago, Brother Greatness, Mike Anthony, Patrick Fitzpatrick
- Percy Ryan was looking for a way out of the match but was caught by Dezmond Cole. He tried to roll out of the ring but the lumberjacks kept him in the ring.
- The action went back and forth with Cole controlling the action until Ryan distracted referee Nick Shin and kicked Cole down. He then started to work on Cole’s injured leg.
- Cole was able to mount a comeback with a vicious powerbomb to seal the victory.
WINNER: DA BIG BOOFA DEZMOND COLE
KING OF NEW YORK QUALIFIER MATCH
“INFAMOUS” ADAM CAIN vs “THE GOATEST OF ALL TIME” BOBBY ORLANDO
- The match started off with both men going back and forth. Bobby used the top rope to spring board up, down, up, and then down again before taking advantage of his opponent.
- With the action outside the ring, Bobby started to work on Cain until the Infamous one took over. From there he showed a darker side we haven’t really seen from him before.
- With the action back in the ring, the dirty tactics continued for Cain, which was bad news for Orlando.
- Bobby was able to mount a comeback and regain control before heading to the top rope with a dabbing elbow to almost end the match, but Cain kicked out at 2-and-a-half.
- Cain had Orlando in a nefarious position in the corner for a superplex setup but Bobby slipped out, then connected with a Death Valley Driver for the win.
WINNER: BOBBY ORLANDO
After the match, Brother Greatness came out to support his friend Adam Cain, who shoved him off and warned him to get out of his way.
PRETTY LIKEABLE ADDRESSES THE CROWD
The VPW Champion Johnny Collins and the VPW Tag Team Champions The Even Stevens, collectively known as Pretty Likeable came to the ring to address the fans. Collins started off by talking about his accomplishments, retiring Coach Mammone. He then directed the attention to the tag team champions.
Steve Somerset took the microphone and noted they were not going to be in action, even talking about how Stephen Azure just had Lasik surgery recently. Francis Kip Stevens and Phillip Cardigan came to the ring and challenged the champions to a match.
The Assistant to the Commissioner of Victory Pro Wrestling James Sullivan came out and made the match official, putting the titles on the line, and banned Johnny Collins from ringside.
VPW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
VPW Tag Team Champions The Even Stevens vs The Coffee Lovers
- Referee Steven Dumeng admonished Collins and directed him to the locker room area before the match started. Once the bell rang, Somerset challenged Cardigan to take his glasses off so it would be a fair fight between Cardigan and Azure, except he.. just had.. Lasik surgery?
- Once the hijinks were over, the match went back and forth. Kip and Cardigan had some fun early on until the champions finally took over.
- The Coffee Lovers started to come back but the experience of the champions lead the Even Stevens to victory.
WINNERS: THE EVEN STEVENS
THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE W/ DR COOL JAY KLANG
Dr Cool’s guests were Silk E Smooth and The Giant Andre, who came to the ring wearing “We Broke Alvin’s Heart” t-shirts. Smooth then explained that while the Even Stevens attacked Andre, it was Smooth that took care of Andre. Meanwhile, Alvin Alvarez was too busy trying to be a hero instead of checking on his best friend.
Alvin Alvarez then came to the ring to call BS on the excuse, even then saying that since Alvin and Andre were in the ring together, they may as well go at it right there and then.
Silk and Andre then left, and Dr Cool taunted Alvin. Alvin beat him down before heading to the back.
KING OF NEW YORK QUALIFYING MATCH
BROTHER GREATNESS vs ….
Before the match, VPW Commissioner Kevin Fulton, along with the Assistant to the VPW Commissioner James Sullivan, came to the ring to address the issue at hand, and that was Brother Greatness’ original opponent Bryce Donovan suffering an injury that required surgery, therefore he was unable to be cleared to compete.
In his place, Commissioner Fulton found a suitable replacement, a former King of New York finalist, a former contender to the VPW Tag Team Championship, and a former contender to the VPW New York State Championship……
…the Assistant to the VPW Commissioner James Sullivan.
- Still dressed in his button down shirt, Sullivan was cheered on by Commissioner Fulton. Sullivan went for a merry-go-round suplex but Greatness was able to counter. After a top rope bulldog, Brother Greatness advances into the King of New York tournament
WINNER: BROTHER GREATNESS
With the win, Brother Greatness joins Bobby Orlando, Mike Anthony and Phillip Cardigan in next month’s King of New York tournament to be held at the anniversary show.
NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
KARLO VICE vs NEW YORK STATE CHAMPION ERIC JAMES
Before the match started, Eric gave a shout out to Bryce Donovan to get well soon. As referee Nick Shin was about to get the match under way, Jarrett Diaz – who made appearances on AEW Dark – came to the ring. He noted that if he wanted to make an impact in VPW that getting a match with Eric James would be the way to do so. The champion asked the fans, and the fans agreed, so now it’s a triple threat.
KARLO VICE vs JARRETT DIAZ vs ERIC JAMES
- The match started off hot with Eric James controlling the action and showing why he has been the longest reigning New York State Champion.
- Karlo Vice took control and started a beatdown on the champion after James attempted a Code Red on Diaz. Vice and Diaz then started to work on James, but had a hard time working together.
- Despite not having a lot of singles success, Vice was able to show that he could compete at the championship level, but the continued interaction with Diaz continued to be his downfall.
- Diaz proved to be a tough competitor himself, proving he could also hang at the championship level, but the experience of the New York State Champion gave him the victory.
WINNER AND STILL NEW YORK STATE CHAMPION: ERIC JAMES
After the match, Karlo Vice attacked Eric James. Out to make the save was Dezmond Cole. He called for the microphone and gave it up to Eric James. Cole then talked about how how he felt after his return from injury that he wants a shot – Dezmond Cole against Eric James at the VPW Blood Sweat and 16 year anniversary show.
MIKE ANTHONY vs PAT FITZPATRICK
- In a match that started brewing earlier in the night during the lumberjack match, Mike Anthony and Pat Fitzpatrick took to the ring to settle the score.
- The back and forth action between the two spilled to the outside, where Fitzpatrick had the fans chop Mike Anthony.
- The advantage Fitzpatrick had did not last long as Mike Anthony was able to gain control.
- As Fitzpatrick started to regain momentum, Mike Anthony distracted the referee and hit his opponent with a low blow before connecting with a crazy DDT for the win.
WINNER: MIKE ANTHONY
The next contest started out with Kaide Lothbrok to the ring with Dante Drago and Beau Sullivan. Kaide was talking about Jack Tomlinson being a top contender, no.. a champion. But Kaide then warned Jack that one day, with an injury, the fans would betray Jack. Kaide once again offered his hand.
Instead they gave Jack a three-on-one beatdown until VSK made the save, returning the favor from the month before. VSK then called out Kaide and Dante for a tag team match.
TAG TEAM MATCH
KAIDE LOTHBROK/DANTE DRAGO (w/ Beau Sullivan) vs VSK/JACK TOMLINSON
- This was a brutal match with a lot of animosity between both teams. VSK and Jack worked well as a tag team, but Dante showed an eagerness to impress Kaide.
- One of the best matches of the night was almost ruined with Beau Sullivan entering the ring to knock Jack out with a set of brass knuckles. As Kaide held him up and Dante distracted the official, Beau swung.. Jack ducked.. and Kaide was knocked out.
- Dante was taken out, then Kaide met a VSK superkick and Jack Tomlinson Spider-man Stomp before the match ended.
WINNERS: VSK AND JACK TOMLINSON
After the match, Kaide and Dante beat down Beau Sullivan and left him in the ring as a thank you for costing the Wolves the match.
VPW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
CLARA CARRERRAS vs VPW WOMEN’S CHAMPION VALENTINA VASQUEZ
- The scrappy challenger Clara Carreras stepped up to the plate to challenge new champion Valentina Vasquez.
- Valentina threw around the challenger, but Clara was able to return the favor.
- The challenger connected with what looked like a 3-count after a Code Red. Vasquez then shoved Carreras into the corner, rolled her up for the pin, and put her foot on the ropes for leverage.
WINNER AND STILL VPW WOMEN’S CHAMPION: VALENTINA VASQUEZ
THE MAIN EVENT
VICTORY PRO WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP
MISTER TIBBS vs VPW CHAMPION JOHNNY COLLINS
- Johnny Collins playing mind games came to the ring dressed as Coach Mammone. Mister Tibbs wasn’t having any of that.
- The challenger was on the defense early on as Mister Tibbs took control, but Collins continued to fight back.
- As Collins looked to be lost, Stephen Azure jumped on the apron to distract the official. Steve Somerset grabbed the championship and ran to knock Mister Tibbs out, but instead knocked out referee Steven Dumeng.
- With no official in the ring, Pretty Likeable triple teamed Mister Tibbs, but the former 3-time champion was able to fight back. Despite the numbers against him, Tibbs kept coming out on top.
- Commissioner Fulton called for another referee to come out. As he was counting the pinfall, both Even Stevens pulled referee John Ryan outside the ring and entered to attack Tibbs. The official then disqualified Collins.
WINNER BY DISQUALIFICATION: MISTER TIBBS
Commissioner Fulton then charged the ring and announced that next month it would be Mister Tibbs and Johnny Collins, with no disqualification, at the anniversary show.
What will happen when Victory Pro Wrestling returns to the Sports Arena in St James in February for VPW 150: Blood, Sweat, and 16 Years?
VICTORY PRO WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP
NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH
MISTER TIBBS vs CHAMPION JOHNNY “PRETTY BOY” COLLINS
VPW NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
“DA BIG BOOFA” DEZMOND COLE vs CHAMPION “THE THROWBACK” ERIC JAMES
THE 2022 KING OF NEW YORK TOURNAMENT
MIKE ANTHONY | PHILLIP CARDIGAN | BROTHER GREATNESS | BOBBY ORLANDO
One of these four men will be the new King of New York
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