Wrestling Cares Association – Saturday, August 17 Supershow Results!
INTRODUCTIONS: CANDICE MICHELLE and LARRY LEGEND introduced the competitors to a huge ovation!
MATCH 1: JOHNNY GARGANO def. DRAKE YOUNGER, 1-0 in Sudden Death Overtime
*The Rundown: A bonanza of technical wrestling, high flying, and hard strikes with no scoring told the story of this match…until, DJ Hyde left the CZW merchandise table to get a front-row look at the action, and distracted Drake Younger from the action in the ring. Johnny Gargano capitalized on Drake’s distraction by getting a small package and scoring the 3-count in OT to advance in Race for the Ring. Gargano returns to L.A. on October 12th for the Quarterfinals.
MATCH 2: KATARINA LEIGH def. CANDICE LERAE, 2-1.
*The Rundown: “Kat” came out strong crushing LeRae with a big backbreaker and scored first at the 4:00 minute mark. Candice fought back and sneaked in a fall by a roll-up pin at 8:00 minutes. With 1:00 minute remaining, Katarina Leigh snatches Candice into her version of the Boston Crab and gets LeRae to tap. Overcoming a clumsy referee and the threat of the skilled Candice LeRae, Kat Leigh advances in Les Thatcher’s “Beat the Champ Series” and returns to action for WCA for the next “Beat the Champ” match!
MATCH 3: PAPADON def. JOEY RYAN, 1-0.
*The Rundown: ROH’s BJ Whitmer could not compete and introduced Joey Ryan as a surprise entrant in the Race for the Ring. The hometown crowd was strongly behind Ryan as both competitors battled back and forth in a scoreless match. In the end, with under a minute remaining, Papadon turned up the heat on Ryan and scored a big pinfall with almost no time left. The “Greek God” shocks the Co Cal crowd and advances to the Quarterfinals on October 12th.
MATCH 4: CASSIDY RILEY def. ANTONIO THOMAS, 3-1.
*The Rundown: “The VIP” Cassidy Riley used the size advantage to overpower “The Promise” Thomas at the start of the match. Antonio was able to bounce back and catch Riley in a submission at the halfway point of the match. Cassidy Riley showing signs of wear and tear from Thomas’ hold, looked like he was about to fall behind in points, when Riley was able to reverse a big move from Thomas into a pinfall to take the lead. “The Promise” didn’t score again as the final 2 minutes of the match saw Riley score a third time and take the victory.
MATCH 5: ADAM COLE def. JAMIN OLIVENCIA, 3-2 in Sudden Death Overtime.
*The Rundown: Both reigning champions of their respective companies came out strong with their big guns. A high impact, high scoring match that saw Olivencia tie the score in the last minute with a submission. In Sudden Death, Adam Cole’s “Florida Key” was the difference-maker. Cole gets the decisive pinfall in OT and advances to the Quarterfinals of Race for the Ring.
MATCH 6: PEPPER PARKS def. TIMOTHY THATCHER, 1-0.
*The Rundown: Thatcher looked to use his superior mat wrestling skills to takedown the flashier Pepper Parks, but Parks was able to counter every hold attempt. Pepper manages to get loose and hits a big rolling fisherman’s neckbreaker to stun Thatcher and score a fall. With under a minute remaining, Thatcher gets one of his signature holds on Parks, but time runs out on the British Technician. Pepper Parks wins the match and advances to October 12th.
MATCH 7: STEVE ANTHONY def. DREW GULAK, 3-2.
*The Rundown: Gulak’s technique vs. Anthony’s raw power told the story of this match. The new CZW Champ, Gulak was able to lock The King of the 450, Anthony into a submission hold early for the first score. Steve Anthony fires back and ties the score with a big power move. The score went back and forth as Gulak gets another hold and scores, then Anthony responds to tie the match again. In the final 2:00 minutes, Gulak looks to tie Anthony up a third time for a tap out, but Anthony reverses into a pinfall and wins the match.
MATCH 8: KYLE MATTHEWS def. B-BOY, 3-2.
*The Rundown: The hard-hitting “New Age Punisher” B-Boy swings for the fences in the first 2:00 minutes and puts Matthews down for a quick fall stunning and pleasing his hometown crowd. Kyle is able to answer back by grounding B-Boy to the mat and he ties the score with a submission. B-Boy demonstrating his toughness strikes back at Matthews to take the lead with his trademark hard strikes. B-Boy showing a little too much confidence, lays off of the attack and Kyle Matthews ties the score, and takes the lead with back-to-back cradle pinfalls. B-Boy unable to catch up as time expires, sees Kyle Matthews pull off what could be considered another upset in Race for the Ring. Kyle Matthews advances to the Quarterfinals.
MATCH 9: MATT HARDY w/ REBY SKY def. DAIVARI w/ RYAN SHAMROCK by Pinfall.
*The Rundown: “Stronger than Death” Matt Hardy lit up the excited crowd and went after Daivari early on. Daivari was able to slow down the Hardy express and take control of the action for the majority of the match. The end saw Matt Hardy, cheered on by his Fianceé, Reby, score the big win with Hardy’s “Twist of Fate”.
MATCH 10: ADAM PEARCE def. WILLIE MACK, 2-1.
*The Rundown: The action saw both men matching each other’s power. Willie Mack decided to take to the air with a standing moonsault, but ended up tweaking his knee on the landing. The wily veteran, “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce, took immediate advantage of the situation and puts a submission hold on the knee for a point. Willie Mack comes back and knocks Pearce out of the ring. Pearce tries to take a timeout outside the ring, but Willie chases after him and rolls Pearce up for the 3-count inside the ring to tie the score. The final minute saw Adam Pearce make his own timeout on the outside again, this time with the referee keeping Willie inside the ring. With Willie being admonished by the ref, Pearce slides in and hits his Lariat to pin Willie for a 3-count in the final seconds. Pearce goes on to win the match and advance in Race for the Ring. Scrap Iron will be back with his own theme music on October 12th.
Written by Brandi Mendez