After the shocking turn of events at GoldRush back in November, Sicend is no longer the ACW Heavyweight Champion. His former trainer, Ruckus conspired with fellow BLK OUT member Robbie Illuminati to take the championship away from the leader of Riot City by cashing in his Golden Ticket briefcase that he won earlier in the night.
While a one on one rematch was supposed to take place on Decmeber 12th in Ellicott City, a series of events took place that turned the one on one match, into a 4 way ladder match also featuring JD Smooth and Diaz. In what was voted Match of the Year by ACW officials, Ruckus escaped Ellicott City with the championship still in his possession. Now, the focus turns to January 22nd and Millersville, MD. That is where the Steel Cage rematch for the ACW Championship will take place between Sicend and Ruckus.
Since November 22nd, Riot City has experienced hit after hit. In addition to losing the ACW Championship, Jason Scythe left the group very unceremoniously. During BLK OUT's beat down of Sicend, Scythe ran to the ring and threw is Riot City T Shirt to the ground rather than save Sicend from the 2 on 1 attack. He then proceeded to walk out of the building without explaining himself whatsoever.
Meanwhile, BLK OUT has seen the most success they've had since they arrived in ACW. They've capped of the end of the year by winning the ACW Heavyweight Championship along with a successful title defense against 3 opponents, one of which was the former champion; Sicend. After a years worth of missed opportunities, they have finally experienced the same success that they have experienced in so many other promotions across the country.
On February 12th, all the success or bad luck wont matter for either group. The only thing that matters is winning inside the Steel Cage, where it will be one on one. No additional opponents, no outside interference, just Sicend and Ruckus fighting to decide who is the best wrestler in ACW. A win for Ruckus means that Sicend will have to start right back at the bottom and work to earn another championship match. A win for Sicend could potentially get Riot City back on track in bringing the championship back home.
Will Ruckus send Sicend to the back of the line? Or, will Sicend regain the championship that was robbed from him back in November? The only way to find out is to be in Millersville, MD on January 22nd as ACW Presents: Twas the Cage Fight AFTER Christmas. Get your tickets today.
For anyone who has ever attempted or successfully performed in the wrestling business, one of the very first things you learn is the importance of respecting the people you compete against and the business in general. Respect in this business can go a long way in making a career.... or derailing a career earlier than expected.
Another lesson, just as important as respect is making every opportunity count. Taking advantage of opportunities is the difference between a successful career and having no career at all. Sometimes, taking advantage of an opportunity can come at the expense of being disrespectful to your opponent or the business in general. Take the situation surrounding the ACW Light Heavyweight Championship for example.
Since arriving in ACW, JD Smooth and his associate AC Wolf have stopped at nothing to get their hands on the ACW Light Heavyweight Championship. There's just one problem with that: the man that currently holds the Light Heavyweight Championship is none other than the miniBOSS Diaz. Diaz has currently held the Light Heavyweight Championship for just over 3 years and counting.
While JD Smooth has gained victories over Diaz since his arrival in Early November, most have been due to outside interference or by DQ. None of which have earned him the championship. While most competitors would go back to the drawing board to earn another title shot or to figure out another strategy, Smooth resorted another plan of attack.
After a tag team match pitting Diaz and Vic Ramon against Smooth and AC Wolf, JD resorted to an act of theft and stole the ACW Light Heavyweight Championship Belt from Diaz and declared himself the champion. A bold move that other members of the ACW Locker Room were not happy about.
"I've held a championship before. Ive challenged for championships and lost. But it would have been very disrespectful to steal the champion's title after a loss," said an unnamed ACW competitor. "It's a really cowardly thing to do" he later added. "I hope he has fun playing with his Light Heavyweight Championship playset for the next few weeks" said ACW Commissioner Mike Ratick. " From the few conversations I have had with Diaz since it happen, he sounds pretty pissed off. It was probably not a wise decision to piss off a man who has been nothing but clutch in big match situations going into a Cage Match on the 12th."
The one thing about taking a shortcut or being disrespectful to someone is that most of the time, it will catch up with you. Will JD Smooth walk out of the Cage on February 12th and be able to call himself ACW Light Heavyweight Champion? Or will the miniBOSS take come through yet again and continue his historic championship title reign? The only way to find out is to be there February12th, as ACW Presents: Twas the Cage Fight before Valentines Day.
by Ed Stylc
So it all comes down to this? Before the cages even go up one of the best friendships in all of wrestling is on the line. Pretty Jimmy Dream takes on Andy Vineberg with his longtime tag team championship partner Adam Ugly as the referee. This is as complex as it gets. If Vineberg wins Adam Ugly becomes part of The Winners. That seems unlikely as Jimmy Dream is an accomplished wrestler while Andy Vineberg is a top manager who has no idea what to do in the squared circle. Adam Ugly has a lot of control in his destiny here, but what will actually happen?
Desert Storm has championed the Black Wrestlers Matter BWM movement for several months now along with Sidney Porter and Doyle Day. He recently said on social media that ACW has kept them all away from “top tier talent”. While that really isn’t true, he can’t complain with being paired up with B.A., Mr. Ass and WWE Legend Billy Gunn. Storm asked for a higher profile match for his group and now he has it.
Black Wrestlers Matter have been at war with the Vampire Kindred since their inception. Doyle Day has been the most vocal member of the group and has cost Kindred in recent matches keeping him out of the ACW Championship hunt. This key match in the ACW rankings will also be in the confines of a steel cage and will decide a potential new #1 contender moving into 2016.
Friendships are also strained when it comes to the ACW Heavyweight Championship. New Champion Ruckus basically stole the title cashing in his briefcase last show with help from BLK OUT partner Robby Illuminati after the ladder match to earn a title shot anytime, anywhere. Now Ruckus will have to prove his championship win wasn’t a fluke.
The biggest feud currently burning through ACW is JD Smooth owning 2 consecutive pinfall victories over the longest reigning champion in our sport – ACW Light Heavyweight Champion – Diaz. Both encounters have been marred by outside interference from AC Wolfe and Vic Ramone. The steel cage should provide a way to decide who is truly the better man on Saturday night.
News and notes from various inside sources regarding all things ACW.