Since the fall of 2016, the tag team division in ACW has been dominated by the Bully Club. The 3 man team of Buzz Stryker, PJ Parker and Adam Ugly have ran roughshod over any competition that has come their way. Their next challengers will be determined in a number one contenders match on July 28th. That match will see the longstanding tag team of BLK OUT taking on a duo that is teaming for the first time in ACW: Chris Wylde and Kekoa Mana.
For those who don't know, Wylde and Kekoa are no strangers to one another. Both have competed regularly on the Delaware independent circuit, as well as here in ACW. However, this will be the first time that the duo has teamed together in ACW. Making a debut as a tag team can be a challenge. In a contest where teamwork is key, it can take some time for both performers to get on the same page. Unfortunately, that is a luxury that the two will not have. This first for the team will be a #1 contenders match with the winner facing the Bully Club for the ACW Tag Team Championship.
"Anything worth doing is going to be a challenge," said Chris Wylde when adrenalinewrestling.com spoke with him late last week. "I am well aware that people consider us the underdogs for this matchup. But me and Kekoa know each other very well and I think we're going to prove a lot of the doubters wrong. We're going to adapt to working as a team faster than people think we will," he later added. Those same sentiments were echoed by Kekoa as well."
"We're going to surprise a lot of people," said a confident Kekoa Mana when we spoke to him over the phone early last week. "I think being put in to a #1 contenders match in our debut as a team here in ACW speaks to promotions belief in our abilities. You're looking at two great athletes joining forces to capture a championship. If there is anyone who can do that, it's us." The two certainly seem confident. However, not everyone is as confident in the abilities of Mana and Wylde.
"When an opportunity at gold is on the line, those two don’t stand a d**n chance against the best Tag Team in ACW," said BLK OUT's Robbi Illuminati. "You can call me The Collector. I collect B***hes and belts. These two are just two more that me and Ruckus have to knock out on our way to that championship."
Considering the competitors involved in this match, this will no doubt be a fast paced matchup. Who will be the #1 contenders? The upstart team with tons of potential? Or the established duo with something to prove? The only way to find out is to be in Denton, MD on Friday, July 28th 2017 when ACW returns to Denton, MD. Tickets are available right here at www.adrenalinewrestling.com or at www.brownpapertickets.com