At 701 days, Jason Static is the longest reigning Victory Pro Wrestling champion. At 533 days, “K-Fresh” Kevin Fulton is the longest reigning New York State Champion. Along with the VPW Tag Team Championship, Fulton has held VPW gold for a combined 709 days.
Combined, these two have held the top two titles in Victory Pro Wrestling for half the time that VPW has been open. They are both clearly champions.
That’s the only thing they have in common.
Jason Static’s rise to become the first ever VPW Champion came on the backs of Best Bodies, Inc. Hated by the fans, Static did anything he could to be champion, and anything he could to stay champion, even if it meant bending – or breaking – the rules.
Kevin Fulton’s tag team title reign came with the help of his then-best friend “K-Funk” Kevin Tibbs. Their love for the fans and the fans support of the Funky Fresh Boyz was a given. When Fulton defeated Ricky Reyes for the New York State Championship, the fans’ undying support for “K-Fresh” continued.
When Jason Static tore his pectoral muscle in September 2012, it was in the tail end of his match with Kevin Fulton. The injury, and the fans support of the former champ when he was carted out by the medical staff, overlooked the fact that earlier in the night he knocked out Fulton with the New York State Title in an incident that set the match up in the first place.
Upon his return, Static’s first goal was to set the record straight, in his words, and to let both Fulton and the fans know that he wasn’t there for revenge, that he was there to perform for the VPW fans that were there for him 10 months earlier.
A clean match, with Fulton and Static going back and forth, had the momentum start to lean towards “K-Fresh” until Static claimed to hurt his arm again. The referee tried to call to stop the match, but Static quickly jumped up and clocked Fulton, rolling him up for a pinfall.
Static then told the fans that he fooled everyone, including Fulton, and that he didn’t need anyone.
Fulton replied with a challenge at the Gold Rush Rumble to show Static that while he may have got him in Deer Park, that when they meet in Centereach, “K-Fresh” will be victorious.
VICTORY PRO WRESTLING PRESENTS
GOLD RUSH RUMBLE
Saturday August 3
VFW Post 4927
31 Horseblock Rd, Centereach, NY
Ricky Reyes v. VsK (c)
Jason Static v. “K-Fresh” Kevin Fulton
THE GOLD RUSH RUMBLE
VPW superstars fight in an over the top rope gauntlet battle royal. The final four face each other in the main event to determine the winner of the Gold Rush Rumble, who gets a chance to challenge for any VPW championship!
Who will win the Gold Rush Rumble this year?