The last professional wrestling event on Long Island took place this weekend at the Sports Arena in St James featuring a stacked card ready for action.
NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
“FRAT STAR” DANTE DRAGO vs CHAMPION ERIC JAMES
Dante Drago earned the right to challenge for the New York State championship in a gauntlet match at Disorderly Conduct. His match with Eric James was easily a show stealer, but the experience of the New York State Champion allowed him to fend off the challenge of the Frat Star.
WINNER: ERIC JAMES
KING OF NEW YORK TOURNAMENT
MIKE ANTHONY vs THE VESTLER JACK TOMLINSON
The first round of the King of New York tournament showed two of VPW’s young stars hungry to show they are the best in the company. Tomlinson was in control and ready to win but the wily Kaide Lothbrok provided just enough distraction for Mike Anthony to steal the win.
WINNER AND ADVANCING TO THE QUARTERFINALS: MIKE ANTHONY
After the match, Dante Drago attacked Tomlinson. Lothbrok offered his hand yet again before joining Drago in the beatdown.
ADAM CAIN & BROTHER GREATNESS vs SHOOK CREW (BOBBY ORLANDO / BRYCE DONOVAN)
Adam Cain and Brother Greatness teamed up once again, taking on Shook Crew in a match with possible tag team title implications. The match was fun to watch until Greatness took a horrible spill to the outside in a spot where there was some miscommunication between himself and his partner Cain.
WINNER: SHOOK CREW
VPW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
VALENTINA VASQUEZ vs CHAMPION KAREN BAM BAM W/ SILK E SMOOTH
Vasquez came out first, calling out Karen Bam Bam, and reminding the fans that she was the one that gave Bam Bam the biggest challenge to date. Smooth came out and disrespected the challenge from Vasquez before the champion came to the ring.
Vasquez put in her best effort to try and defeat the champion, putting on a better effort than her last match against Karen, but once again was caught in Karen’s camel clutch. Vasquez held on but not for long as someone called out Karen. The champion released the submission and turned to see who was calling her out: none other than Anastasia MorningStar! Capitalizing on the distraction, Vasquez rolled up Karen in a schoolgirl for the win.
WINNER AND NEW VPW WOMEN’S CHAMPION: VALENTINA VASQUEZ
As Valentina grabbed the championship, MorningStar and Karen squared off in the ring.
THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE WITH DR. COOL JAY KLANG
Dr. Cool Jay Klang introduced his guest, the injured Percy Ryan. Ryan came out and started to talk about how he was hurt before calling one of the camerapersons to enter the ring so he could address Dezmond Cole, who was at home.
He then talked about how he was injured but still at VPW while Dezmond Cole was hurt but milking the injury at home. Ryan turned his attention to Dr. Cool, who was trying to note that was not one of VPW’s camera staff. While Ryan was yelling at Dr. Cool, the camera operator took his hoodie off and reveals that he was Dezmond Cole!
Ryan turned around and ate a spear from Cole who started a ground and pound before Ryan was able to escape. Cole then challenged Percy Ryan for a match at Before the Storm.
MISTER TIBBS vs DR COOL JAY KLANG
Things did not end well for “The Doctor’s Office” and was not looking better for Dr. Cool. Mister Tibbs came to the ring and noted to the fans that due to transportation issues, his opponent Max Caster would not be performing that night. That said, Mister Tibbs called out the winner of the main event at Before the Storm because he claims he never got his rematch for the VPW Championship.
With the bell started, it would be Mister Tibbs putting on a clinic, taking apart his impromptu opponent before finally picking up the win.
WINNER: MISTER TIBBS
VPW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE ABSOLUTE BRAND (ALVIN ALVAREZ / GIANT ANDRE) vs CHAMPIONS THE EVEN STEVENS (STEVE SOMERSET / STEPHEN AZURE)
Challengers out first, as is tradition. Knowing this, the Even Stevens attacked Giant Andre from behind, taking his knee out and bringing down the big man. They then went for a double belt attack on Alvin Alvarez who ducked the move and sent the champions reeling to the ring. Alvin then checked on Andre, who was being tended to by the medical staff. With Andre in good hands, Alvin went to the ring to take on the champions on his own.
With the match under way, Alvin was tough, but the numbers game between the Even Stevens was too much for him. Andre was able to get back to the ring and finally get some revenge for the attack on Somerset and Azure, but then a double choke slam on Alvin Alvarez left the fans in shock. Somerset and Azure capitalized, picked up the win, and retained the titles.
WINNERS: THE EVEN STEVENS
After the match, as Andre walked to the back, Silk E Smooth came out from the locker room area and joined Andre while Alvarez looked on in shock.
KAIDE LOTHBROK vs VSK
The first match between Lothbrok and VSK ended with a Lothbrok victory. VSK would look to pick up the win but had his work cut out for him. Without the distraction of Beau Sullivan, things looked good for the 3x VPW champion, but it was Dante Drago once again causing issues, this time in a 2-on-1 assault on VSK.
WINNER BY DISQUALIFICATION: VSK
With Drago and Lothbrok taking care of VSK, out came the Vestler Jack Tomlinson to save VSK and even the odds.
KING OF NEW YORK TOURNAMENT
KARLO VICE w/ MIKE ANTHONY vs PHILLIP CARDIGAN W/ KIP STEVENS
Karlo brought his A game, his partner Mike Anthony brought… pizza. Phillip Cardigan and Karlo Vice started it off with Karlo looking to teach Cardigan how to wrestle, but turned into a dance contest.
Karlo was able to regain control and dominate Cardigan but unable to keep him down. Mike Anthony went to help his partner but Kip Stevens thwarted the attempt and shoved a cupcake in his face, leaving a distracted Vice to a waiting Cardigan.
WINNER AND ADVANCING TO THE QUARTERFINALS: PHILLIP CARDIGAN
THE MAIN EVENT FOR THE VICTORY PRO WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP
COACH MAMMONE vs CHAMPION JOHNNY “PRETTY BOY” COLLINS
If Coach Mammone wins, he become champion again… but if he loses, he must retire
Pre-match shenanigans once again delayed the start of the match but this time, the challenger Coach Mammone blew up and attacked the Even Stevens, sending them to the back.
Mammone was on fire, tearing apart Collins throughout the match. The new champion kept coming back but Collins was no match for Coach. Everything he did was thwarted as Mammone would not stay down.
The official went down, giving the Even Stevens a chance to come back and help Collins, but Mammone was able to survive the second wave and once again hold down the challenge.
Somehow Collins was able to finally come back and slay the demon that is Coach Mammone and put him away for good.
WINNER: JOHNNY “PRETTY BOY” COLLINS
After the match, Mammone thanked the fans for all their love and support before heading to the locker room one last time.
What will happen when Victory Pro Wrestling returns to the Sports Arena in St James in February for VPW 149: Before the Storm?
Mister Tibbs challenges VPW Champion Johnny Collins
Da Big Boofa Dezmond Cole returns to face Lady Killer Percy Ryan
AND THE 2022 KING OF NEW YORK TOURNAMENT CONTINUES
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