Victory Pro Wrestling returned to an excited and energetic crowd at the Sports Arena in St. James.
VPW New York State Champion Eric James started the show off by welcoming the VPW Faithful back to wrestling for the first time in 16 months. After talking about his match against TJ Crawford later in the evening, he introduced former 3x VPW Champion VSK.
Mister Tibbs came out next, mentioning that while VSK was gone on Impact and AEW, he was holding down the forst in Victory Pro Wrestling. That’s when VPW Commissioner Kevin Fulton came to the ring to break things up and remind everyone who was in charge before restoring order before Ryan Galeone came down to the ring.
Galeone went right to the New York State Champion, talking about how he was sick and tired of being overlooked in VPW, that he was the top contender for the championship, not TJ Crawford.
Commissioner Fulton then addressed Galeone, reminding him that while his time was coming, he should be more focused on his match…. which started next.
RYAN GALEONE vs THE DIMEPIECE AARON ROURKE
- Winner: Ryan Galeone
VPW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
THE EVEN STEVENS (Steve Somerset/Stephen Azure)
vs VPW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE ABSOLUTE BRAND (Alvin Alvarez/Big Man Andre w/ Silk E Smooth)
- Winners: And still VPW Tag Team Champions The Absolute Brand
VPW WOMENS CHAMPIONSHIP
MEGAN MASON vs VPW WOMEN’S CHAMPION KAREN BAM BAM (w/ Silk E Smooth)
- Winner: And still VPW Women’s Champion Karen BamBam
- Match notes: Mason attacked Smooth outside the ring, giving Karen the opportunity to take advantage and pick up the win.
- After the match: Megan Mason challenged Karen BamBam for a rematch. Karen said that if she wanted another shot at the title, she needs to win the Gold Rush Rumble next month.
KARLO VICE/MIKE ANTHONY vs PHILLIP CARDIGAN/FRANCES KIP STEVENS
- Winner: Karlo Vice and Mike Anthony
Johnny Collins and the Even Stevens came to the ring, talking about how fans deserved better. How they deserved a new leader. A new champion. Jack Tomlinson came to the ring and told Collins that while he’s focusing on the VPW Champion Coach Mammone, he’s sleeping on the Jack Pack. As he was talking, the Even Stevens attacked him from behind.
JOHNNY COLLINS (w/ The Even Stevens) vs THE VESTLER JACK TOMLINSON
- Winner: Johnny Collins
- Match notes: The Even Stevens took turns distracting the referee during the match
MISTER TIBBS vs VSK
- Winner: VSK
- Match notes: The biggest rivalry over the last 10 years in VPW came to a head once again as VSK and Mister Tibbs met once again. With the fans at the edges of their seats, Mister Tibbs pulled out all the stops against VSK. No matter what he did, VSK had an answer for him.
Stockade came to the ring to talk about how Stockade was no longer. How he realized that he didn’t need the fans, and it took a pandemic and a lockdown for him to realize that. Stockade was no more, now he would be recognized as Kaide Lothbrok, and starting tonight he would take what is his and would take anyone on.
VPW Champion Coach Mammone came to the ring to and accepted the challenge, even putting the VPW Championship on the line.
KAIDE LOTHBROK vs VPW CHAMPION COACH MAMMONE
- Winner: And still VPW Champion Coach Mammone
- Match notes: Beau Sullivan interrupted the end of the match, pulling referee John Ryan out of the ring, and knocking Mammone with brass knuckles. Sullivan then held Mammone up so Lothbrok could get one more shot in before referees broke it up. Mammone was then checked on by the doctor and brought to the back, but not before he raised the championship to the fans.
DA BIG BOOFA DEZMOND COLE/PERCY RYAN vs SHOOK CREW (BRYCE DONOVAN/BOBBY ORLANDO)
- Winners: Shook Crew
- Match notes: Cole went to tag Ryan in, but Ryan then dropped down from the apron and walked to the back, leaving his partner in a 2-on-1 situation
THE MAIN EVENT FOR THE VPW NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
TJ CRAWFORD vs VPW NEW YORK STATE CHAMPION ERIC JAMES (w/ K7 from TKA)
- Winner: And still VPW New York State Champion Eric James
- Before the match: K7 performed “Come Baby Come,” his hit freestyle single, leading Eric James to the ring
- After the match: Ryan Galeone came to the ring and helped Eric James up after his match, shaking hands, but then when James started to leave, Galeone did not let go. He attacked the New York State Champion, who sent him over the ring with a clothesline. Before Galeone could return, the locker room cleared out and pulled him away.
What will happen next month when VPW returns to The Sports Arena for The Gold Rush Rumble?