Karen’s quest for crown crushed as Sam L’Eterna becomes inaugural Queen; New champions crowned; Risk wants to be remembered

History was made when VPW presented the first ever Queen of New York tournament, in more ways than one.

VSK and EJ Risk started the show off

  • VSK talked about the respect he had for Kevin Tibbs after their match, and how they were both the best wrestlers in VPW
  • EJ Risk talked about how he has been overlooked, forgotten even, and that tonight, everyone would know who EJ Risk was

QUEEN OF NEW YORK TOURNAMENT MATCH
Karen Q vs Antoinette Marie vs Corrine Mink vs Jae Rahne

  • Karen Q and Antoinette Marie worked together to take out VPW Women’s Division newcomers Corrine Mink and Jae Rahne, but after Mink was eliminated, it didn’t take long for the partnership to break down
  • Antoinette Marie accidentally hit Karen Q after Jae Rahne moved out of the way. This cause enough distraction for Rahne to roll up Antoinette Marie
  • Karen Q showed why she is one of the best women in VPW with a submission victory to advance to the finals.

WINNER: Karen Q

DEPORTATION CHALLENGE
The Giant Andre vs The Unknown

  • The Unknown came to VPW and was one of The Giant Andre’s toughest opponents to date
  • Despite The Unknown’s fight, he was unable to overcome the power and strength of The Giant Andre

WINNER: The Giant Andre

  • After the match, Jacob Hendrix bragged about how much confidence he had in Andre that he would put his own citizenship on the line to anyone in the back
  • Kevin Tibbs came down to the ring to accept the challenge

DEPORTATION CHALLENGE
If The Giant Andre loses, Jacob Hendrix is deported
The Giant Andre vs Kevin Tibbs

  • One of VPW’s top stars, Tibbs had a hard time trying to overcome the strength of The Giant Andre.
  • There were several times where things did not look good for the former VPW Champion
  • Jacob Hendrix tried to run interference by running in the ring with a chair, but the advantage came when Tibbs used a low blow, then a DDT onto the chair, to secure the win.

WINNER: Kevin Tibbs

  • After the match, Dorian Graves joined his partner Kevin Tibbs and dismantled, then throw Jacob Hendrix from the building.

QUEEN OF NEW YORK TOURNAMENT MATCH
Bam Bam vs Jada Rhose vs Tasha Steelz vs Sam L’Eterna

  • In one of the more awkward moments of the night, “Sam L’Eterna” came to the ring wearing a mask and full body gear. The fans weren’t with it, and once the bell rang, the real Sam L’Eterna hopped from the backstage area, tied up. Meanwhile, in the ring, the fake “Sam” was revealed to be none other than Razzle Dazzle.
  • After the women beat Razzle Dazzle down and sent him to the back, the match began
  • Bam Bam and Tasha Steelz traded blows, competing on who could hit the better move on Jada Rhose. From forearms to chops, Rhose was in trouble.
  • After Bam Bam and Jada Rhose were eliminated, Steelz and Sam L’Eterna turned things up.
    Tasha Steelz was forced to tap once Sam locked in a Labelle lock.

WINNER: Sam L’Eterna

VPW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Damian Adams & Bison vs The Down Boyz (c)

  • Bison and Damian Adams went to VPW Management and pulled out the rulebook, stating the clause that states that titles must be defended every 30 days. They left Steve and Tony no choice but to wrestle or forfeit.
  • Steve came down to the ring with both belts, but with no partner. Just as it looked like he was going to surrender the championships, he told the official to start the match.
  • Despite the odds against him, Steve was able to hold his own and on several occasions almost secured the win.
  • The numbers game eventually took it’s toll, and Bison was able to secure the win

WINNER AND NEW VPW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Bison and Damian Adams

NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Jay Delta (c) vs EJ Risk vs Dorian Graves

  • EJ Risk showed why he is one of the most decorated wrestlers in VPW today, giving both Delta and Graves a run for their money
  • Dorian Graves, despite not being in VPW for several shows, did not have ring rust to hold him down.
  • Jay Delta, along with outside help from Kevin Fulton, was able to retain the championship.

WINNER: Jay Delta

VPW HONORS SEAN HURLEY
The original owner and promoter for Victory Pro Wrestling was invited to the ring as Kevin Tibbs presented a plaque to induct him as the first entrant into VPW’s Hall of Fame.

  • In 2005, VPW was just a wrestling school opened by Sean
  • In March of 2006, VPW held it’s first show in Centereach to give the students a chance to perform in front of an audience
  • Since then, Sean has brought VPW to Deer Park, at the famed Deer Park Community Center, as well as to shows at Hofstra University, Islip High School, Queens, and Brooklyn.
  • Sean turned it around and thanked the fans for their devotion to VPW, whether they cheer or boo, because they came to support VPW

Coach Mammone vs Cowboy Danny Douglas

  • Douglas did not go down without a fight.
  • Douglas’ tall, lanky frame made it difficult for Mammone, but the Coach was able to pick up the victory

WINNER: Coach Mammone

Fighter Cat came to the ring

  • He was upset because he lost the New York State Championship
  • He was angry because he felt he let the fans down
  • He demanded a match right meow.
  • Enter: Grammar Cop. He came to the ring to correct Fighter Cat in his usage of “meow” when he should have said “now.”
  • Fighter Cat didn’t care for Grammar Cop, and challenged him to a fight

Grammar Cop vs. Fighter Cat

  • Fighter Cat was angry. He took the offense early and kept the fight hot
  • Grammar Cop tried to stop the momentum by giving Fighter Cat a gift – a cat toy. He dangled the toy in front of Fighter Cat, which was enough to distract him
  • Once Fighter Cat started to get the momentum again, Grammar Cop pulled out another toy. Fighter Cat said he didn’t care for that toy, and continued his attack
  • Grammar Cop stole a win with a roll up, holding the tights.

WINNER: Grammar Cop

FINALS FOR THE QUEEN OF NEW YORK
Karen Q vs Sam L’Eterna

  • Karen Q, a former VPW Women’s Champion, against Sam L’Eterna, who had only performed for the last year in VPW. However, Sam’s resilience earlier in the night helped her advance
  • Karen dominated the match, but Sam continued to crawl back
  • The fire of the Manhattan native sparked Sam to overcome the odds and somehow pull out the win against the dominant Karen.

WINNER AND QUEEN OF NEW YORK: Sam L’Eterna

VICTORY PRO WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP
VSK (w/ EJ Risk) (c) vs King of New York Kai Katana

  • Before the challenger came to the ring, VSK asked EJ Risk to head to the back, much like he did the month prior when he defended against Kevin Tibbs.
  • Katana and VSK tore the house down. A classic back and forth battle between the King and the Champion on a road they both have gone down before.
  • EJ Risk came down to the ring to distract Kai Katana. VSK told Risk to go back to the locker room.
  • Katana was able to take advantage of this and regain momentum.
  • Despite his fire, Katana was unable to stop the comeback of the VPW Champion as VSK was able to lock in a win.

WINNER: VSK

  • After the match, EJ Risk came down to the ring to congratulate his partner, but VSK’s attention was to Katana. He attempted to shake hands, and eventually Katana and VSK did do just that.
  • EJ Risk then celebrated with his friend before knocking him out with the VPW Championship, claiming that it was his time to shine and at the anniversary show, he would do just that.

Find out when Victory Pro Wrestling returns to Centereach for the Queen of New York tournament, Saturday February 10.

VICTORY PRO WRESTLING PRESENTS

BLOOD SWEAT AND 12 YEARS
Saturday March 10

VPW CHAMPIONSHIP
VPW Champion VSK
against EJ Risk

VPW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
VPW Women’s Champion White Girl
faces the Queen of New York Sam L’Eterna

SPECIAL GUEST – IN ACTION!!
Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion and
2018 Royal Rumble Entrant #21
The Hurricane

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