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Vampiro cut a promo on Officer Colt Cabana. He said he was sick of Cabana and the way he treated the Juggalo army. He said he didn’t want to win and only wants to hurt Cabana tonight. Vampiro also said Cabana would not be deporting him back Mexico.
A nice video package opened the show highlighting the various stars that would be appearing on this event.
1 - - JCW Tag Team Champions The Ring Rydas (Ryda Red & Ryda Blue) The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) vs. Mad Man Pondo & The Necro Butcher vs. The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) – Four Way Elimination match
Necro bled before the match even started by hitting himself in the head with a chair. Rock & Roll Express took down Necro with a combination of move during the early stages of the match. Where else will you see these three men in the ring together at the same time? Rock & Roll Express eliminated Pondo and Necro after a double dropkick on Pondo. Morton’s team was eliminated after a knee to the back from Mosh.
It’s down to the Ring Rydas and the Headbangers now. Blue sent Thrasher outside, but didn’t follow up with a dive. Mosh tagged in and pranced around the ring before locking up with Red. The Ring Rydas began working over Mosh. Red hit a leg sweep on Mosh Blue followed up with a lionsault, but Thrasher broke up the pin. Red bounced off the ropes a short time later, but Thrasher pulled the ropes on him and he spilled to the outside. Thrasher slammed Red and climbed the light ring and hit a big splash. Blue cut off thrasher on the outside and nailed him with standing moonsault. Mosh got Red inside the ring and covered him for a nearfall.
The Headbangers launched Red high in the air and he crashed to the mat. Thrasher continued to work him over in the ring. Red fired back with a splash off the top on Thrasher. The crowd fired up in anticipation for the hot tag. Blue got the hot tag and ran wild. With the ref distracted Mosh hit Blue with the belt. The ref was still tied up checking up Thrasher on the outside, so Red hit Mosh with the belt for the win.
Winners: The Ring Rydas – This was a fun opening match. It was a site to see Necro mixing it up with The Rock & Roll Express. The highlight of the match was Thrasher’s dive off the lighting rig on Red on the outside.
Some highlights from The Gathering of the Juggalos were shown. They showed a guy come out and toss a pile of posters into the crowd. I’m sure those it into some hands in one piece.
KG and Shaggy previewed the Vampiro-Officer Cabana match.
Officer Cabana got on the mic and said it had been a great year for the police department at the Gathering. He said he had gotten a gold medal in arresting Juggalos this year at the Gathering. Cabana said he was wrestling one of the sleaziest and scummiest wrestlers of all time. Cabana said Vampiro was high and drunk. He chastised the fans and said he was deporting Vampiro back to Canada and Mexico. Cabana said he would arrest all of the fans after deporting Vampiro. The fans threw a ton of junk at Cabana in response.
Vampiro came out with Evil Dead to a big pop. Vampiro got on the mic and pumped up the fans. Evil Dead finally made it into the ring and got a big pop. Vampiro began speak, but Evil Dead got caught in the ropes trying to get into the ring. Vampiro said he was high and on drugs right now. He said as far as being deported, the Juggalo nation has no borders. Cabana then jumped Vampiro from behind to start the match.
2 - - Officer Cabana vs. Vampiro
Vampiro eventually ducked a charge in the corner and grabbed a headlock. Cabana caught Vampiro with a shoulder tackle and followed up with a big clothesline that turned Vampiro inside out. They went to a double box showing the action in the ring and KG and Shaggy on commentary. Vampiro caught Cabana with a punch to the gut as he came off the second turnbuckle. Vampiro went to work on Cabana. Cabana tried to hit him with his flashlight, but the ref took it from him. Vampiro hit a slam and went up top for a splash, but Cabana rolled through only to take a superkick. Vampiro then sent Cabana to the outside with an enzuguri. Evil Dead stumbled over and bit at Cabana’s neck.
KG quote: “F—k bath salts, Evil dead was F---ing eating faces long before that s—t ever happened.”
Cabana reversed a whip and sent Vampiro into the ringpost. He tossed Evil Dead into the ring. Vampiro tapped Cabana from behind and nailed him with a superkick. Evil Dead then hit a DDT and Vampiro covered him for the win.
Winner: Vampiro – This was a fun match while it lasted. The crowd loved Evil Dead being at ringside in Vampiro’s corner. Vampiro looked to be in rough shape physically, so perhaps that why the match was kept short, although he did take some good bumps for Cabana.
Vampiro shook hands with Shaggy and KG, so they used some hand sanitizer. The hype man came back on and passed out more stacks of posters. This time he handed them out instead of tossing them into the crowd in one pile. Clearly he’s no Don West. The hype man talked over Shaggy and KG.
JCW Commissioner Violent J made his way down to the ring. J said he was so excited he wouldn’t be able to sleep for a week when he got home. J thanked the fans for coming to the Gathering. J said he had some bad news. J announced the Corp. Robinson is no longer affiliated with Psychopathic Records. The crowd chanted “He f---ed up.” J said they thought they could still deliver the match, but they couldn’t do it. J said Corp. vs. Rude Boy would not be happening. J said the rest of the show would still happen in its entirety.
3 - - Rumble Royale match
Carlito and Shockwave the Robot kicked things off. Carlito looks to be in great shape. Carlito tried to rake Shockwave’s eyes, but that didn’t work. He finally found a weak spot by nailing Shockwave with a low blow. X-Pac was out next and he ran wild on Shockwave and Carlito. Carlito eventually cut off X-Pac with a low blow. Zach Gowen was out next. He nailed Carlito with a kick off the top. He then worked with Shockwave to try to toss Carlito out, but X-Pac broke it up. Bobby Lashley came out next to a big reception.
Lashley went right after X-Pac. Gowen attacked him from behind, but ate a huge clothesline. Lashley continued to overpower the other wrestlers in the ring, U-Gene came out next. He went around waving to the crowd as the ref tried to guide him into the ring. U-Gene entered the ring shooting silly string into everyone’s face. Chris Masters was out next. He did his flexing routing before entering the ring. KG and Shaggy speculated about his diet saying he ate chicken out of a blender. U-Gene pulled down masters tights. Shockwave was eliminated.
KG quote: “Once the a—came out I lost my place.”
The Weedman came out next to a good reaction. The action continued until Rude Boy was introduced as the 9th man in what was supposed to be an 8 man battle royale. Lashley immediately cut Rude Boy off. Master’s eliminated U-Gene with a back drop. Gill said Gowen appeared to be injured as he was down on the outside. Masters also tossed X-Pac out of the ring to eliminate him. Lashley and Carlito whipped Rude Boy into a backdrop from Masters to eliminate him. KG asked if they had an alliance from their WWE days. Weedman reversed a whip and Masters accidentally eliminated Carlito. Weedman then eliminated Masters with a clothesline. Lashley wiped out Weedman and tossed him over the top. Lashley thought he had won, but Gowen got back into the ring. They battled on the apron a short time later. Lashley clotheslined Gowen back into the ring. The fans rallied behind Gowen as Lashley taunted the crowd. Gowen got Lashley in a choke near the ropes and managed to throw him over the top to win.
Winner: Zach Gowen – This was fun while it lasted, although there wasn’t much to it beyond some fun spots with the Lashley, Masters, and Carlito. Shockwave The Robot is someone fans should see at least once. This may have been the biggest budgeted rumble in independent wrestling history.
Gowen stopped by the commentary booth and mentioned he had won the Rumble Royale match two years in a row.
The hype guy came out talking over KG and Shaggy.
4 - - Bryer Wellington vs. Matt Hardy (w/Reby Sky) vs. John Morrison
I love how Hardy and Morrison came out to their WWE themes. Reby did random weird stripper poses on the outside for some reason while Morrison made his entrance. Hardy and Morrison went right after Wellington, who bailed to the outside. Wellington tried to surprise them with a double clothesline, but got sent packing to the outside again. They showed Reby’s rear end while Hardy held Morrison in a standing guillotine.
Shaggy quote: “I don’t even care about calling this match no more I’m just basically looking at her a--.”
Wellington ran in and broke up Hardy’s submission and went after Morrison, but Hardy cut him off. Hardy and Morrison began attacking Wellington again. Morrison played the role off Jeff and jumped off Matt’s back into a leg whip into the corner on Wellington. Wellington countered the twist fate and shoved Hardy into Morrison. A fan in the crowd with a megaphone said in the softest voice that the fans want Jeff. Wellington got shoved to the outside and Hardy hit the side effect on Morrison for a 2 count. Morrison countered a twist of fate and hit a springboard kick for a 2 count on Morrison went up top, but Wellington nailed him with a low blow.
With Matt on the outside, Wellington worked a chokehold. Reby checked on Matt on the outside.
Shaggy quote: “She’s using the power of the neden to get him up.”
Wellington continued to work over Morrison, but he escaped a submission with mule kick that looked fantastic. With Morrison on the outside, Hardy went to town on Wellington and got a running bulldog for a 2 count. The fans fired up as Hardy nailed Wellington for his signature leg drop off the second rope, but he only got a 2 count. The action picked up with Morrison running wild. Morrison hit a running knee strike on Hardy, but Wellington broke it up at the last second. Wellington got a backstabber on Morrison, but Hardy broke up the pin. Hardy hit the twist of fate, but Morrison tossed Hardy out of the ring and hit starship pain on Wellington for the win.
Winner: John Morrison – This was a really good match. Hardy and Morrison came to work and had some great exchanges during the match. The real surprise was Wellington fitting right into the match as a replacement and playing the heel role to perfection.
After the match, Hardy shook Morrison’s hand, but ended up turning on him and hitting the twist of fate. The crowd seemed to like this. Reby then bounced off the ropes and jumped into Hardy’s arms so he could slap her on the rear end. Morrison recovered and the crowd chanted for him.
The hype man came back out and talked over KG and Shaggy.
5 - - Shawn Summers & Roderick Street vs. Scott Steiner & Vader.
Summers and Street came out to horrible music and the announcer said they were soon to be sent packing in an ambulance. Steiner came out to his usual theme, as did Vader. Steiner & Vader might be the greatest tag team of all time. Steiner killed Street before the bell. It’s the only way I can describe what he did to an. Steiner got a chair and went to town on Summers. Steiner hit Summers with several weak unprotected chairshots.
Vader went back to work on Street inside the ring. Summers came into the ring bleeding and Vader punched him right in the face. Steiner went for a belly to belly on Summers, who almost landed right on his head.
Shaggy quote: “This match is uncalled for KG.” Steiner got Street up top and hit a super belly to belly suplex before tagging in Vader, who smashed Street over and over with punches. The crowd fired as Vader hit a huge chokeslam on Street. Steiner then hit a crazy flatliner on Summers. Vader mercifully ended the match with a Vader bomb on Street.
Winners: Scott Steiner & Vader – I would pay money to watch Vader and Steiner destroy men on television every week. Summers and Street took a brutal beating from these two men and the crowd went nuts the entire time. This was possibly the greatest squash of all time. Shaggy going crazy on commentary might have been the best part of the match here.
KG quote after the match: “I’m speechless.”
KG and Shaggy previewed the Tony-Kong main event rematch from “Hatchet Attacks.”
Kongo Kong came out for the main event wearing a new mask and shoulder pads. JCW Champion 2 Tuff Tony came out next to a big pop from the crowd.
6 – JCW Champion 2 Tuff Tony vs. Kongo Kong
Shaggy quote: “Look at him, he’s f---ing huge.” –on the size of Kongo Kong
Kong grounded Tony early and stepped on his chest. The action spilled to the outside. Tony reversed a whip and sent Kong into the ringpost. Tony got a chair and nailed Kongo with it across the back when they got back into the ring. Tony got a wiffle ball bat with thumbtacks, but Kongo got it and nailed him with it. Kong got the bat and raked it across Tony’s head.
KG quote: “Look at the photographers! They’re f---ing loving it.”
Kong grabbed a chin lock and the ref checked on Tony. Kong released the hold and Tony’s head was covered in tacks. Tony finally ducked a charge in the corner and nailed Kong with several punches in the corner. Tony went for a charge into the corner, but Kong cut him off with a shoulder tackle out of nowhere. Kong got a running start and hit a cannonball into the corner. Tony fired back and they battled in the corner. Tony hit a huge superplex and the crowd went nuts with both men down. Tony sent Kong into the corner with a series of punches when they got back into their feet. Tony ducked a punch from Kong a short time later and hit a Pele kick. Tony followed up with a springboard back, but only got a 2 count. Tony got a table and tossed it into the ring.
Both men battled near the table. Tony went for a slam through the table, but Kongo countered it into a sit down piledriver for a 2 count. Kong set up Tony on the table and went up top and hit a big splash through the table. The crowd went nuts, but Tony kicked out. Shaggy said the kick out was a nervous twitch from Tony. Kong got another table and flipped off the crowd. The crowd booed Kongo as he set up Tony on the table. Kong went up top, but Tony got up and nailed Kong in with a chair. Tony then lifted Kong and powerbombed him through the table. The crowd went nuts with both men down on the mat. I can’t believe Tony did that. Tony crawled over and covered Kong, but he kicked out. Tony went up top, but Kong tossed him to the mat. Kong went up top, but missed a moonsault. Tony then set up for the meteorite and hit it for the win.
Winner: 2 Tuff Tony to retain the JCW Championship – This was a really good brawling style match. Both men went back and forth the entire match. The big moves towards the end with the nearfalls were well executed nicely. This was much better than their match at Hatchet Attacks earlier in the year.
After the match, several babyface wrestlers joined Tony in the ring to celebrate. The crowd chanted family as Tony celebrated in the ring to end the show.
Overall thoughts: (8.0) – BloodyMania 6 was a really good show from JCW. This is the biggest show they put on each year, but I enjoyed this edition more than others I’ve seen. The last three matches were all a lot of fun to watch for different reasons, but everything on the card flowed nicely overall.
The undercard was solid. I never thought I’d see Necro Butcher getting double teamed by the Rock N’ Roll Express, but JCW made that possible. Vampiro vs. Officer Cabana was a fun, but short match. Vampiro looks to be in rough shape these days, but seeing Evil Dead in his corner brought back a lot of memories from the days of JCW past.
The Rumble Royale match was particularly memorable for being one of the more star studded battle royal matches I’ve seen in independent wrestling. Gowen getting the win was surprising, but it gave the fans a “feel good” moment.
The last three matches were all fun to watch. The Triple Threat with Hardy, Morrison, and Wellington was fun with Wellington trying to sneak in at opportune times to get the upper hand. Watching Reby Sky on the outside also produced some comedic moments.
The Vader & Steiner vs. Summers & Street squash was one of the most entertaining squashes I’ve ever seen. The crowd was red hot as Vader & Steiner pummeled these two poor men. The Tony-Kong main event capped off a really good evening for JCW. They had a match that built up to a fantastic finish with a lot of nearfalls along the way.
If you haven’t watched JCW before, this set is a low-risk investment in checking out what the company is all about. You get four shows for a low price with funny commentary from Shaggy 2 Dope and Kevin Gill. It will be hard not to come away a fan of this promotion after watching BloodyMania 6.
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