An interesting night last night at Melton for ARPW's second
show back since the hiatus. The crowd was down on the first show, which was
disappointing with the show we had.
The main event saw the Candyman try and take the ARPW title off the Jungle
Cat. I had this match, and luckily I didn't have too much trouble with Kurt
Von Schnieder at ringside. But I did have a problem with the huge Equalizer,
who diverted my attention when the Candyman shook off the Diamond Cutter and
locked in the Abdominal Stretch - Mario Milano's move. Jungle Cat apparently
submitted but I never saw it because the Equalizer just refused to move. The
Candyman demanded an explanation but he got blasted by the Cat from behind.
The Equalizer came into the ring and responded to my protest by sending me
to the mat with a shove that had me on the floor - and calling for the bell.
And then that rat Von Schneider stuck his cane right on my throat! By the
time I got back into the ring the locker room had emptied of faces - and I
raised the Candyman's arm. But he didn't get the title and that annoyed him
something chronic. He wanted both the Cat and the Equalizer in a tag next
show - and he got it courtesy of new ARPW commissioner Peter Farry. And not
only that, if that team of the Cat and the Equalizer got beaten the Candyman
would get another title shot in a match of his choosing! The icing on the
cake was the threat of a $5000 fine and an indefinite suspension for anyone
who interfered in the tag!
In my other matches, Insano got way too over confident - not going for the
cover after he nailed a moonsault. He paid for it as he gave Charlie
Marciano the time to recover, get up, and nail the spear for the victory.
And Mike Manson made a similar mistake - getting all hot and bothered with
Farry for having to fight on the opening match of the card, and taking it
out on Frankie the Frog - only to miss a Macho Man special. Frankie nailed
the Frog Splash and he got the three count despite Manson getting in my face
telling me it was a two count only.
In the other matches, Jay Andrews was looking for retribution on George
Julio after he tried to carry off his valet Ruby at the last show. He didn't
get it, thanks mostly to Iron Horse who interfered. The referee didn't see
it straight away as he was getting Ruby out of the ring after she was thrown
into the corner by Julio as a penalty for stopping him from using his
precious chair to mash Andrews. But when Chop Chop did see what was going
on, Iron Horse chokeslammed HIM for the DQ.
An out of the blue change in both Full Blood (who had turned heel) and The
Fallen (who'd done the opposite) made an interesting tag match. Jesus and
The Fallen got the win despite earlier getting a huge crossbody block from
the top rope to the floor from Full Blood. The Fallen got the pin after
nailing Full Blood with the Critical Mass.
In the other match, Rack Dogg also turned heel on Melton's own Steve Valek.
But that did no good as Valek got the victory with his Black Cross power