Milton, Fl -- Saturday, May 15 -- May-Hem! It was a night full of anticipation as I spoke with some of the 250+ in attendance prior to the opening bell. The lovely Dominique Devine told me she was looking forward to pure action as she set up her merchandise booth but the biggest buzz going around the arena before the show, from the Ultimate Wrestling fans to the CEO was BTY Colby Godwin versus The Story of the Year Brian Caige.
Ultimate Wrestling fans Richard, Woody and Matt told me they were there to see BTY destroy Brian Caige. Front Row Fanatics co host The Gargoyle said, “BTY will kick the hell out of Brian Caige, so sayeth the Gargoyle evermore,” and even Ultimate Wrestling CEO Alexander Hearse III affirmed that he was looking forward to, ”Colby beating the hell out of Caige!”
The show opened with Cruiserweight champion “The Evolution” Robyn Golphin taking on the mysterious newcomer El ScarYachi. The mysterious one was able to over power the much smaller Champion but this is nothing new to the Evolution as he was simply too agile for El ScarYachi. In the end it was “The Evolution” Robyn Golphin getting the pin fall victory.
“The Evolution” Robyn Golphin pinned El ScarYachi
“Bruiserweight” Maze has been doing anything within his means to shirk the ire of “Party Gras” Justin Stone. He refused a match with him on the Ultimate Wrestling Power Hour, which can be heard each Tuesday at 6:30 CST at www.gulfcoastsportstalk instead booking a match with the Party Gras’ tag team partner, Amish Assassin. Before the match, Maze grabbed a microphone and had a few words for the crowd and Justin Stone, saying, “he was going to destroy him like he should have last time,” before Amish Assassin came out.
Amish Assassin got the crowd going as they chanted, “Loser Weight” and “Little People,” which really seemed to frustrate Maze, so much so that he used the referee’s hands to cover his ears! Maze tried unsuccessfully to match strength with the friendly giant. It was almost comical how easily the assassin over powered Maze. Maze even attempted to lift the big guy up for a Bruise Your Face which, of course, failed, however it was Maze who picked up the win following a vicious low blow while the referee was distracted.
Maze continued the assault on the Amish Assassin following the match until Justin Stone came down to make the save. Party Gras snagged a microphone and called out Maze, telling him,”…come Pensacola (June 5 Out Of Control), you’re going to get hurt boy!”
I caught up with Maze following the show. “He’ll get what’s coming to him. Justin Stone, he’ll get what he deserves.”
Reporters note: After the show, I received an anonymous e-mail stating that Maze had a loaded knee pad during his match. I haven’t been able to confirm or disprove this claim at this time although I’m sure Maze will deny it.
“Bruiserweight” Maze pinned Amish Assassin
We didn’t have to wait too long for the next match of the evening as Party Gras was set to square off with Lenny Scootermeyer. While both contestants were in the ring, Party Gras was not ready to get the match under way as he unexpectedly disappeared back stage. He reemerged moments later with a brown paper bag and offered its contents to his opponent, Lenny Scootermeyer. He then began tossing the contents of the bag into the crowd much to the 250+ in attendance delight as the bag was full of candy!
As the match finally started it was the speed of Scootermeyer which gained the early advantage but a Party Valley Driver by Stone was how it ended. In a real show of class after the match, Party Gras shook the youngster’s hand and gave him some party beads.
“Party Gras” Justin Stone pinned Lenny Scootermeyer
After a short intermission, we were treated to the first of three title defenses, this one for the Ultimate Wrestling Tag Team Championship. The challengers were an odd pairing set up following their match at the Brawl In The Hall in Pensacola two weeks earlier, Mr. Marcus Gibbs and the Master of Devastation Cameron Frost. The champions are of course, the First Sons of Ultimate, Mr. USA TA Jones and Pure Doug Pitt. Before the match, Cameron Frost let Mr. Gibbs know how important this match was to him as he had the opportunity to become Ultimate Wrestling’s first Grand Slam Champion. “Play it straight,” Frost emphasized in his pre match speech.
Cameron Frost started out against Pure Doug Pitt in an amazing display of technical wrestling as the two went hold for hold and counter for counter. This was the tone of the match, technical wrestling at its finest as all four combatant’s abilities were on display throughout the match.
The contest would end on a sour note however, as Mr. Marcus Gibbs landed a blatant low blow on Pure Doug Pitt right in front of the referee who had no choice but to disqualify the challengers.
After the match, an obviously upset Cameron Frost voiced his disappointment with Gibbs but said the new duo deserved a second chance. Gibbs responded by apologizing for, “jumping the gun,” reaffirming his respect for the Master of Devastation but as soon as Frost turned around to leave the ring, Mr. Marcus attacked him from behind, locking in the Sandman Clutch. This prompted the tag team champions to return to the ring which caused Gibbs to break the hold and flee the ring but he didn’t go quietly stating “The Master of Devastation just fell for the King of the Okie-doke!”
Following the show I got this quote from Mr. Marcus Gibbs, “F*#! Cameron Frost!” as he angrily shoved me aside and left the arena.
The First Sons defeated Frost/Gibbs by disqualification and retain their Tag Team Championship
With Johnny Rebel already in the ring, X-Factor Champion Brutal Joe Gibson came down to ringside to call attention to a rumor that Rebel has requested a shot at the X-Factor Championship. Gibson went on to say that he hand selected Rebel’s opponent and if the Rebel was up to the task tonight, he could get a shot at the gold in Pensacola on June 5th. “Mr. Electricity” Jerry Reiner came out and told Rebel it was nothing personal but Joe had made it well worth his while to take the match.
The match began with Brutal Joe still at ringside, which must have wore at the young Johnny Rebel’s psyche. The momentum of the match swung back and forth between the two with Joe demanding Mr. Electricity to finish the job and eventually the veteran was able to get control. Reiner called for his finishing maneuver, the Shining Wizard but Rebel was able to evade the blow, build up some steam and land his double arm lariat. Much to Brutal Joe’s disgust, Rebel was able to get the one, two, three and earn that X-Factor title shot at Out Of Control in two weeks.
“Rebel’s a little green,” stated Front Row Fanatics co-host Mr. Internet, “but his double arm lariat against Joe’s Irish Wake is an exciting match up,” in an interview following the show.
Despite his inexperience, Johnny Rebel is the overwhelming favorite according to the fan poll I took following the show. 71% of the fans polled said they thought Rebel would take the X-Factor title while a paltry 29% thought that Joe would retain the title. It must be noted however that Milton, Florida is Rebel’s hometown so the numbers may be skewed.
Johnny Rebel pinned “Mr. Electricity” Jerry Reiner to earn a X-Factor title shot
With all of his Black Wolf Pack howling him on, Black Wolf battled Ultimate Wrestling Heavyweight Champion the monster known as Deathrow for the title, the second title bout of the evening and first match of the triple main event. The Black Wolf gave a great effort taking it right to the Champ from the opening bell. Deathrow was able to regain momentum softening up Black Wolf’s arm and back. Just as Black Wolf began showing signs of life by ducking a big boot, Deathrow caught him on the rebound with a thunderous STO that rocked the entire auditorium to pick up yet another victory.
Deathrow retains the Ultimate Heavyweight Title by pin fall over Black Wolf
Even Milton’s biggest critic, Front Row Fanatics co-host The Gargoyle had to give credit to the 250+ raucous crowd following the next bout. “The Milton crowd,” he explained, “has shown much more life here for Ultimate Wrestling and I must commend them for bringing their A-GAME, showing there is signs of life here in the arm pit of the South, Milton, Florida. So sayeth the Gargoyle evermore!”
What match could bring the Milton crowd from raucous to a whole new level of rambunctious? Once his entrance music hit the crowd lead by the Camouflage Entourage erupted with chants of, “Soulja, Soulja, Soulja!” Hometown product and the fastest rising star in Ultimate Wrestling, Suicydal Soldier Tommy Hill had the crowd rocking! Soulja’s opponent, Brutal Joe Gibson for the X-Factor Championship in the second main event of the evening. Never at a loss for words the Irishman told Soulja all the reasons he would win the match, “I’m bigger than you, I’m stronger than you and not to quote any of the cartoon characters in the back, I’m simply better than you!”
In a classic speed versus strength bout, it was the hometown Suicydal Soldier who gained the early advantage using not one but two springboard attacks outside the ring to the discombobulated champion. Considering how high risk the Soulja’s repertoire is, he made very few mistakes capitalizing time and again. After a 450 splash netted a two count Suicydal Soulja signaled the end and climbed the ropes once again. This time he hit his Phoenix Splash with seemingly an extra corkscrew or two in there. The crowd once again exploded as the referee mistakenly counted the one, two, three because the Champion got his foot onto the bottom rope at two. Soulja was celebrating in the corner as the referee was trying to explain to him that the match wasn’t over. Unfortunately, the crowd noise was so great, it drowned out the referee’s voice allowing Brutal Joe precious seconds to recover and line up the Soulja. By the time Suicydal realized the match was still in progress it was too late because Gibson had measured him up for a devastating Irish Wake right in the middle of the ring and covered him for the victory.
Brutal Joe Gibson pinned Suicydal Soulja Tommy Hill to retain the X-Factor Championship
The third part of the triple main event featured the Story of the Year, Brian Caige and BTY Colby Godwin in a no disqualification no count out contest. This is the match that everyone had been looking forward to since Caige deliberately was counted out at the Brawl in the Hall two weeks earlier.
Nobody polarizes a crowd more than The Story of the Year. With the crowd 100% against him, Caige came out first and explained to the audience the significance of Ring of Honor and how it is one step away from Wrestlemania, reminded them that his opponent BTY Colby Godwin is going to RoH and them know that although he was pinned at Milestone, he will never be pinned again. He went on to say that BTY would have to go to Philadelphia and tell Jim Cornette that Brian Caige is better than he is and deserves his spot! A fired up BTY then made his way to ring side and went around high fiving all the fans.
Brian Caige told me when I interviewed him that he had plenty of surprises for BTY and didn’t wait for BTY to get this battle under way. Tables, Ladders and Chairs would not be enough to end this blood feud as kendo sticks, 2x4s, sledge hammers and several other inanimate objects came into play. The Story of the Year used himself as a human cannonball as he launched himself over the top rope and down onto BTY outside the ring and the onslaught was on! The two beat the snot out of each other all over the Santa Rosa County Auditorium as the one quickly spilled over the rails and into the crowd. Momentum was with BTY early as he threw Caige into a garbage can much to the delight of the crowd. Caige was able to swing Big Mo back onto his side when he found a handy 2x4 underneath the ring.
The two gladiators battled in an out of the ring when BTY, looking to end the Story of the Year threw the ring bell and the timekeepers table into the ring. As he was setting the table up with evil intentions Caige was able to gather himself and pick up the ring bell.
Caige blasted BTY with four savage shots to the head of BTY splitting him wide open but it was only good for a two count as Godwin refused to lose. After three more shots to the head Caige decided he would use an electrical cord to bind BTY to the table he had brought into the ring. When that wasn’t enough to keep BTY down, Caige returned to the kendo stick, he then climbed to the top and splashed BTY, sandwiching him between him and the unbreakable table. Still, BTY refused to lose kicking out yet again. Even more determined, Brian Caige climbed the ropes one more time. This time he landed his 4 ½ Star Frog Splash and picked up the victory in front of a stunned crowd.
The Story of the Year Brian Caige pinned BTY Colby Godwin
Immediately following the battle of attrition between the two Brian Caige grabbed a mic and began to wish Colby good tidings as he makes the move to Ring of Honor. I’ve sat across from Caige and interviewed him face to face so I thought I had a decent feel for him. Yes, he is arrogant and overly confident but he doesn’t mince words and there is a lot of truth to what he speaks. I thought maybe on this night, he could set aside his mammoth ego and wish BTY god speed in Philadelphia but he doesn’t have that character trait. I was wrong. “I want you to be the very best you can be in Philly, Colby, then you can tell every single one of them that Brian Caige is better than you!”
Providentially, the fans and many of the other wrestlers came out to send BTY Colby Godwin off accordingly. The wrestlers came to ringside and got the BTY chant going. Colby began by giving a brief history of his time in Ultimate Wrestling, his try out with Ring of Honor, meeting with Jim Cornette and the many people including the previously mentioned. After a moment of doubt he is reminded by his girlfriend the entire Gulf Coast is behind him and to just pray about it. He ended by saying, “If you don’t believe in me when I die, bury me face down so the critics can kiss my a$$!”
Ultimate Wrestling’s next show, Out Of Control in Pensacola, Florida will take place in Saturday June 5th at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM and tickets are $10 for adults, $8 with military ID. Children 6-12 are $6 and children under 5 are FREE! This will also be BTY Colby Godwin’s last match on the Gulf Coast before he heads up to Philadelphia and Ring of Honor. BTY hand selected Pure Doug Pitt to be his final opponent here in Ultimate Wrestling. If you’re in the Gulf Coast area, please come out and give BTY a good send off.