By Ed Stylc
You know it’s going to be a great night at a wrestling show when extra seats are being added minutes
before bell time. The normal 7pm start time was delayed as staff scrambled to accommodate the walk
up crowd. No one seemed to mind as WWE/WCW legend Scott Hall was taking pictures and signing
autographs for many happy fans.
After the national anthem the ACW Heavyweight Champion Sicend was introduced and took his place at
ringside. It was then announced that the opening contest would be a 4 way match with the winner
facing Sicend for the championship in the evening’s main event.
Match #1 Four Way Number 1 Contender’s Match
Shane Strickland vs. Warrior King Kekoa vs. Sizzling Stan Styles vs. Greg Excellence
Promoter James Morris provided a huge surprise for the fans at the OBI Building bringing in Lucha
Underground’s Kill Shot – The Swerve Shane Strickland. Strickland motioned to Sicend at ringside that
he wants the ACW belt around his waist, but 3 other contestants in front of him were looking for the
The match started off with King Kekoa demanding that everyone bow to their king. As Strickland and
Kekoa faced off Greg Excellence attempted to charge them but they both moved and Excellence went
through the ropes crashing onto the concrete floor. Kekoa and Strickland started off fast but collided
and both of them ended up on the floor as well and both very shaken up.
Excellence then faced off with Sizzling Stan Styles delivering a series of chops that would have made Ric
Flair proud, including his own version of the Nature boy strut. Strickland and Kekoa found their way
back in the ring only to find themselves on the wrong end of a splash from Greg Excellence. Styles then
went for a pin attempt on Excellence only to be caught by a Swerve Stomp from Strickland off the top
rope for the pin.
Winner and new number 1 contender: Shane Strickland
Match #2 Ruckus vs. Michael’s Amaydo
If you haven’t seen the Michael’s Amaydo compete in the squared circle, there is nothing quite like it.
Think of him as the Two-Face of wrestling. One half of him is the wrestler with his head shaved bald.
The other half has hair and is dressed in a half suit and that personality is his manager. He’s an
immensely talented but disturbed competitor with great wrestling ability.
His opponent Ruckus is well known to fans in the area having had great success in CZW, Ring of Honor
and throughout the state of Maryland. His high flying ability is almost legendary in these parts.
As Ruckus was introduced he barely made a few steps down the aisle before Michaels blindsided
Ruckus. It happened so fast most fans didn’t realize what was going on. With Ruckus on the ground
Michaels hit a flying elbow from the ring apron onto the floor. Michaels then picked up a chair, but
spent too much time conferring with his “manager” allowing Ruckus to recover. The match then
returned to the ring and the bell rang to now officially start the match.
Right from the opening Ruckus took to the air with a dazzling series of maneuvers that caught Michaels
completely off guard. Michaels recovered and clotheslined Ruckus over the top rope. He then paused
and “they” began talking to each other. They were arguing that Michaels was becoming too distracted.
As Ruckus returned to the ring Michaels caught him in an ankle lock, into a spinning toe hold and then
back to the ankle lock. This was an impressive display of mat wrestling which has become a lost art.
The match was almost in hand until Michaels began arguing with the referee. I’m not sure if the referee
felt he was arguing with one or two people but during the confusion the veteran Ruckus snuck up from
behind with a backslide to get the three count.
Match #3 ACW Women’s Championship – Kacee Carlisle (c) vs. Britney Blake
Say what you want about ACW Women’s Titleholder Kacee Carlisle but she relishes the role of being a
champion. As she came to the ring she kissed the belt and treated it as the prized possession that it is.
She informed the crowd “This is how a champion looks!” The crowd responded “WHAT!” causing her to
cover her ears and respond she didn’t need the fans help.
Britney Blake was giving up some size to the champion but was very game keeping the Carlisle off
balance with many quick maneuvers. She came close to a 3 count quite a few times but eventually the
more powerful champion was able to avoid a dive from the top rope and hit her facebuster finisher to
retain the championship.
Winner and still ACW Women’s Champion: Kacee Carlisle
Match #4 Desert Storm w/Sidney Porter vs. The Demon Vampire Kindred w/Yana
What had been a war of words for weeks on social media was now reality as the 2 big men stepped into
the ring. It was Desert Storm who brought up that all the talk of killing each other didn’t have to take
place. They could join forces. Kindred thought for a few seconds and presented a counter offer. “How
about I put my foot up your ass?” The match was on!
Lots of punches traded early on with neither man gaining a clear advantage. The action spilled to the
outside of the ring with Kindred actually holding Desert Storm open for a few fans to take a shot at him.
Sydney Porter was holding a jar of something and looming on the outside but Yana was keeping an eye
on him for most of the match.
As the match returned to the ring Desert Storm began to get the advantage with a series of suplexes,
one sending Kindred over 360 degrees which nearly ended the match. As Kindred recovered we found
out quickly what Sidney Porter had in his bottle as the Demon Vampire got a face full of garlic powder
behind the referee’s back. Despite this and a perfectly executed chokeslam, Storm was only able to get
a 2 count.
The brawl continued until Kindred lifted up Desert Storm and hit a modified version of the F5. Sensing
trouble Porter entered the ring and jumped Kindred causing a disqualification. Storm and Porter
continued their assault on the Demon Vampire until Yana ran to the dressing room for reinforcements
which ended up being Doyle Day who momentarily cleared the ring with a chair. He then shockingly
used it on Kindred hitting him in the head with a sickening thud.
Desert Storm and Sidney Porter then entered the ring and all 3 put on the same t-shirt with the logo
“BWM” which we later found out stands for “Black Wrestlers Matter”. It looks like a new faction in ACW
was formed at Broken Dreams and we hope to have more on this development in the coming weeks.
Winner by disqualification: The Demon Vampire Kindred
ACW Commissioner Mike Ratick then came to the ring to make a few announcements including
upcoming shows at Six Flags America on October 17th and Gold’s Gym in Frederick, MD on November 7th.
Then the moment everyone had been waiting for. The commissioner began to introduce “The Bad Guy”
Scott Hall. However he was interrupted as the music for Andy Vineberg’s Winners rang out through the
PA system. Vineberg and his stable soon followed.
The ACW faithful began chanting “Vineberg sucks!” and the reply Vineberg gave to the fans can’t be
reprinted on a family friendly website.
“Did you come here to see Scott Hall or The Winners and Andy Vineberg? There is only one bad guy in
this building tonight!” Just as Vineberg was about to continue his rant ACW owner James Morris aka
Pretty Jimmy Dream hit the ring and was furious. “Vineberg I’m sick and tired of you running your
mouth! You came out here to interrupt. What the hell is wrong with you?”
Vineberg then proclaimed that one day he would own ACW and buy and sell its current owner. Morris
then pointed out those who had tried to get rid of him in the past and asked where any of them where
now. As he continued The Winners all began to surround the ACW owner until the sounds of the NWO
theme song hit. It was “the Bad Guy” himself Scott Hall coming out to give Morris all the backup he
could ever want.
Hall thanked the ACW fans and asked if they would take a little survey. “Did you come here to see the
winners? Or THE NWO?!?!” After the huge response Hall proclaimed “One more for the good guys!”
Jimmy Morris then took a look at his watch and told The Winners, “You have a title defense tonight and
it looks like it starts right now.”
Match #5 ACW Tag Team Championship
The Winners - Pat Anthony & Rayburn (c) vs. WildCardz - Eddie Page & Jason Radatz vs.
Riot City’s Most Wanted - Mr. Mayhem Matt Wylde & Jason Scythe
3 way tag team matches are organized chaos especially with a championship involved. The match
started out with Pat Anthony and Jason Radatz in the ring. Anthony took the brunt of the assault by the
other two challengers as they tagged in and out with Anthony having a hard time making it over to tag
his partner Rayburn. After an early brawl both the champions and the WildCardz were knocked from
the ring leaving the 2 members of Riot City standing with the other 4 on the floor.
The Riot City team took their shot with Matt Wylde holding down the top rope allowing Jason Scythe to
dive-bomb down on all 4 of their opponents.
Riot City maintained control midway through the match until Pat Anthony took over on offense on
Scythe. It was at this point that the champions gained momentum with Anthony and Rayburn now able
to make frequent tags and looking like champions as their manager Andy Vineberg came out to ringside
nodding his approval.
Rayburn hit a devastating form of a gourdbuster on Scythe almost getting a 3 count. Eddie Page from
the Wildcardz tagged in along with Pat Anthony and Page nearly stole the match.
Chaos ensued with all three teams now entering the ring at the same time. Out of nowhere Pat Anthony
took his opportunity to cover a prone Matt Wylde and got the pinfall while the rest of the teams
continued brawling around them.
The Winners (ok we get it) and still ACW Tag Team Champions: Pat Anthony & Rayburn
Match #6 Adam Ugly vs. Mad Dog Matt Stryker
Pretty Jimmy Dream took off his owner’s hat for this contest and came to ringside to support his
longtime tag team partner Adam Ugly. Veteran Maryland Legend “Mad Dog” Buzz Stryker showed no
concern one way or the other and had a look in his eye that he meant business on this night. He began
pushing Ugly around with disdain. Early in the match Ugly was looking to Jimmy Dream for advice
seemingly not knowing what to do with the Mad Dog.
Dream’s advice became a little more than that as he jumped on the ring apron and confronted Stryker.
With the Mad Dog distracted, Adam Ugly capitalized and began working effectively on Stryker’s left arm.
Despite the opening Adam Ugly got he slowly began to take offense at the “advice” he was receiving and
went over to his partner turning his back on his opponent. Stryker has been around too long not to take
advantage of that. The cardinal rule of wrestling is never turn your back on your opponent. The Mad
Dog shoved Ugly to the ropes where he crashed into Jimmy Dream. A schoolboy rollup later and the
Mad Dog added another victory to his long list of wins in his storied career.
Winner: Mad Dog Buzz Stryker
After the match, Andy Vineberg came to the ring wanting to speak with Adam Ugly. Despite Jimmy
Dreams pleas, Ugly was listening to whatever The Winner had to say and left the ringside area with him.
Jimmy Dream had a look of someone in complete shock. This is another situation we will be monitoring
as it develops.
Match #7 ACW Light Heavyweight Championship
2 out of 3 Falls
Diaz (c) vs. King Louis G Rich
This was the highly anticipated rematch from this past July where Diaz successfully, but barely retained
the Light Heavyweight Championship over the reigning winner of the King of Maryland Wrestling
Tournament Louis G Rich. It was after that match that Andy Vineberg, not used to losing, slapped his
protégé in disgust. To Vineberg’s credit, he is a great manager and managed to secure this 2 out of 3 fall
1154 days. 3.16 years - The longest known title reign in all of professional wrestling. That is what was
on the line in this match - The streak and the Light Heavyweight Championship. The stakes could not get
In the first fall they both went at it at a torrid pace. Diaz hitting many high flying moves and Rich
countering and keeping things within the rules at first. However at the first sign of trouble, The King and
Andy Vineberg resorted to deception with Vineberg getting physically involved slapping Diaz and
allowing Louis G rich to take advantage.
Rich deserves the crown the earned in the ring, and showed off a variety of moves including a seldom
seen abdominal stretch which wore down the champion. Diaz countered with a hip toss and 3 running
clotheslines and a Lou Thesz press. As he lifted up Rich onto his shoulders The King pulled something
apparently from his tights allowing him to escape. With the champion down, rich climbed to the top
rope and connected with a flying elbow allowing him to get the pin and a huge early advantage.
Winner of the first fall: The King Louis G Rich
Immediately after the pin Rich tried to do a second cover to steal a quick pin. The champion rallied with
a series of suplexes. Completely stunned, The King also made the fatal mistake of turning his back on his
opponent allowing Diaz to get from behind and attempt to choke out his challenger. Before he could
tap out, the ACW tag team champions stormed the ring forcing the referee to call for the bell.
Winner of the second fall: Diaz
After these actions the referee had no choice but to ban Andy Vineberg, Pat Anthony and Rayburn from
the ringside area. Diaz still reeling from the attack was easy prey as the third fall began. It was then
announced that the third fall would be held with no disqualifications or count outs. There must be a
decisive winner. With that the King threw Diaz to the outside and announced that HE was the
champion. Rich then went under the ring producing 3 “Slippery When Wet” warning signs and stacked
them all together in the center of the ring. Diaz having somewhat recovered tried to hit Rich with a
piledriver but Rich backdropped the champion into the signs.
Diaz managed to get up and threw a sign to Rich who caught it and then was blistered in the face as Diaz
swung another of the objects at him. The champion then hit The King with a rolling DDT into a sign and
almost got the 3 count. Rich recovered and superplexed Diaz onto the objects but could not end the
match. Rich had a look on his face like he just didn’t know what else to do. He then turned towards
Diaz who picked him up for a Samoan drop and the referee counted 1, 2, 3. The streak continues!
Winner and still ACW Light Heavyweight Champion: Diaz
After the match Andy Vineberg came to ringside equally as angry as he had been about the previous loss
in July. Once again he slapped Louis G Rich, in the face. Rich got hit again, again and again. 10 times
Vineberg connected with shots that may not have hurt more than Rich’s pride. Just when everyone
thought Rich might retaliate, he followed his manager to the dressing room.
Match #8 ACW Heavyweight Championship
Sicend (c) vs. The Swerve Shane Strickland
Both the champion and challenger entered the ring for the main event to tons of applause. Just as
earlier in the evening Strickland pointed to his waist that he would be the champion at the end of the
As Strickland was being shown the ACW Heavyweight Championship belt the unthinkable happened.
The Swerve, normally known for being one of the really good guys in the sport, grabbed the belt and
cracked the champion in the head with it. Strickland has been showing a more aggressive side in recent
matches and seemingly the chance at winning the ACW belt was enough incentive to take a short cut to
Sicend, stunned, managed to recover. He became angry and came back at Strickland with vicious chops
dragging him to the outside and smashing the challenger’s head into the ringside railing. Strickland
came back with a kick to Sicend’s face and brought him back into the ring, ripping off the champion’s
bandana in disgust.
Strickland abandoned much of his famous aerial assault instead choosing to stay grounded with brutal
martial arts kicks that had devastating effects on the champion. As Sicend fell back to the corner, the
Kill Shot declared to everyone “I am the best!” He shouldn’t have taken that moment, because Sicend
regrouped and hit a clothesline from hell that sent The Swerve on a 360 degree tumble. Diaz than hit a
form of the RKO only to get a two count.
As Sicend went for the kill charging at Strickland the challenger countered with double flip rolling
neckbreaker, which is the only way I can describe it. The fans came to their feet as they thought they
may be seeing a new champion but Sicend somehow survived.
The champion gained a second win having survived the onslaught hitting 2 big superkicks. With
Strickland reeling, the champion hit the patented “Welcome To Riot City” finisher for the three count in
one of the greatest ACW Championship matches in history.
Winner and still ACW Champion: Sicend
Back in July the reigning King of Maryland Wrestling Louis G Rich tried what so many others have attempted in the last 3 years. He attempted to take the ACW Light Heavyweight Championship from the longest reigning title holder in the sport – DIAZ.
After coming up short Louis G Rich incurred the wrath of his manager “the Winner” Andy Vineberg, spoiling the party after Pat Anthony and Ray Burn had captured the ACW Tag Team Titles earlier in the evening. One thing to remember though is that Louis G Rich came very close to accomplishing his goal in an outstanding match.
This Friday night At ACW’s Broken Dreams – Vineberg has secured a rematch for his #1 client in a 2 out of 3 Falls match. The previous encounter was a show stealer, and Friday night will be one for the history books no matter who comes out on top.
Will Diaz be able to continue one of the most amazing runs in Maryland wrestling history? Or will Louis G Rich be the man that finally halts the streak? Join us on Friday night and find out. Go to http://www.adrenalinewrestling.com/ for ticket information.
Adrenaline Championship Wrestling is proud to announce that we have reached an event partnership with Golds Gym. The partnership, set to begin in September includes live events, autograph signings and meet and greet events. "This is a big step forward for ACW. We look forward to teaming with Gold's to bring the action and excitement of ACW to our fans," said ACW Commissioner Mike Ratick.
More details will be available over the next week. Be sure to visit adrenalinewrestling.com for the latest updates.
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