Arena Reports SHOW RESULTS - 3/15 RPW in London: Sting makes appearance before main event, Cabana defends top title, Young Bucks, Lethal, Dutt, Inner City Machine Guns, more
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March 15, 2014
London, England at York Hall
Report by Dave Green, PWTorch correspondent
Tonight's show was the same venue as RPW's big show in October. Saturday's show featured Colt Cabana, Young Bucks, Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and the Inner City Machine Guns, as well as an appearance from Sting. Notably, Sting made a very brief appearance before the main event to address the crowd.
(1) Josh Bodom beat Jay Lethal. Lethal came out to his Black Machismo music, but not the attire. Fun opener, very crisp offence from Bodom, and Lethal was his usual excellent self. He hit the Lethal Combination and the Flying Elbow, but only got a two count. During a mix up with the ref, Bodom mule-kicked Lethal, low-blowing him, and then hit a superkick. The finish is difficult to describe. As Lethal was on the ring apron, Bodom put his head between his legs, jumped up, and piledrove him through the ropes. Excellent move and a big win for Bodom.
(2) "White Lightning" Mark Andrews beat Sha Samuels via DQ. This grudge match started off fast, with Andrews hitting a dive before Samuels got in the ring. Great match (the only one featuring Brits against each other) with Samuels countering Andrews's high-flying by constantly grounding him. Andrews went for a huracanrana, but Sha countered into a sit-down powerbomb for two. Samuels got frustrated and grabbed a chair, but Andrews kicked it into Samuels's face a bunch of times - no DQ, though. Andrews went for a suicide dive, but Samuels smashed him with the chair for the DQ loss. Samuels continued the assault until Terry Frazier ran in to stare down Samuels. However, Frazier took the chair and waffled Andrews with the chair himself.
Next was a tag match for the British Tag Titles. Rich Swann and Ricochet came out to "All Night Long" and led York Hall in a mass sing-along. Swann had his FIP Tag Title and Ricochet brought the Open the Dream Gate Title with him - very impressive to see that live.
(3) The Inner City Machine Guns (Ricochet & Rich Swann) beat The Swords of Essex (Will Ospreay & Paul Robinson) to win the British Tag Team Championship. Very evenly matched teams and incredible high-flying from all four men. There were a couple of well-built hot tags and fantastic double-team moves. The match went 30 minutes and did not feel that long at all. It came down to Robinson and Ricochet one-on-one and Ricochet put Paul away with a GTS-style move with a roundhouse kick. Standing ovation, match of the night and a surprising title change.
(4) The Young Bucks beat Project Ego (Kris Travis & Martin Kirby). Great reception for both teams that had the task of getting the audience back into it after the previous match and intermission. Another even contest. Ego kept Matt Jackson grounded by focusing on his broken right hand. After a tag, Nick Jackson took control with his springboard X Factor into a DDT in the outside. Travis avoided the Buckle Bomb/Kick combo, then held Nick in a double underhook while Kirby sprung on top of his partner's back to suplex Matt from the top. This was followed by a Travis Tiger Driver. Eventually, the Bucks took Travis to the outside and hit Kirby with the Springboard Spike Tombstone to win.
(5) El Ligero beat Sonjay Dutt. A good feeling-out exchange was interrupted by a random chant for Lionel Richie. Sonjay picked up on it and got the crowd to sing "All Night Long." Sonjay danced, then persuaded Ligero to do the same. Then they got referee Chris Roberts to dance as well. The wrestlers held up Roberts's hand in victory. Back to the wrestling, a good match between two very good athletes that had a slightly muted response from an exhausted crowd. Ligero hit a double-knee gutbuster from a Tombstone position, followed by the C4L (springboard DDT) for the win.
Before the main event, Sting came out to a standing ovation. Wearing shades, he spouted how he's enjoying the show and British Wrestling in general (a bit strange considering reports from the Q&A the night before where he said he didn't follow any wrestling). He promoted the main event, said "It's Showtime," and left. A lot of pay, I daresay, for a three-minute appearance.
Next was Colt Cabana vs. "Party" Marty Scurl in the main event. The rules of the match were the same as a regular Iron Man match, but with the addition that a KO would stop the match despite the scoreline at the time. Scurl entered dressed as The Emporer accompanied by four Storm Troopers. Colt entered with two kids in a tribute to U.K. legend Big Daddy.
(6) "Party" Marty Scurl (known to most for TNA British Bootcamp) beat Colt Cabana in a 30-minute Iron Fist Match to win the British Heavyweight Championship. Scurl spit at Cabana at the start. Scurl kept Cabana outside the ring and eventually duct-taped his wrist to the guardrail and got the first fall by count-out at 8 minutes.
After Cabana tried to bring the guardrail into the ring, Scurl kept control. Scurl got the knees up on a Cabana splash attempt, but got cocky and tried a GTS. Cabana blocked and turned it into the Billy Goat's Curse for the tap-out at 21 minutes.
A chain shot got Scurl a pin at 24 minutes, but Cabana was not knocked out. Realizing he had the advantage, Scurl duct-taped himself to the ropes in order to not get pinned and submitted. At the crowd's behest, Colt attacked and tried to knock him out. After a beat down but no knockout, Colt retrieved some scissors from a medic, cut Scurl free, and hits a GTS to tie the match at two falls each as the time limit expired.
After some consultation, Colt got on the mic and asked if the crowd wanted a winner. The result was a five-minute overtime sudden death. After a ref bump, Sha Samuels and Terry Frazier hit the ring to attack Cabana. After Colt fended them off, Scurl caught Colt with a tornado DDT into a Crossface Chicken Wing. Cabana had no choice but to tap and Scurl made history by being the first man to win every title in RPW.
A sad end to Colt's reign, but a great match to cap off a great night of wrestling. The main event and the two tag matches are well worth a viewing.
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