ARPW December 11, 2004
1. Thunder Kid v Frankie the Frog - Frankie by pinfall after the Frog Splash
2. Craig Cole v Billy Blaze - Blaze by pinfall with an
3. The Candyman v Rhino: ARPW Title Match - The Candyman by pinfall to retain
the title after Rhino missed a top rope splash
4. Steve Valek & Vixen v Insano & Mozart:
Mixed(?) Tag Team Match - Mozart &
Insano by pinfall when Mozart pinned Vixen using the ropes
5. The Jungle Cat v Charlie Marciano - Jungle Cat by pinfall after the
6. King Humungous & Mike Manson v George Julio &
the Equalizer - King Humungous by DQ when Manson turned on his partner
The final show for 2004 was held last night before another
smallish crowd - but they made plenty of noise when even slightly encouraged.
And I got my tail kicked again!!
I had control of the main event which saw George Julio and his mystery partner
- the Equalizer - take on Mike Manson and King Humongous. This was a good
match, but Manson seemed to be a little restrained after Julio reminded him
who trained him. He was happy to take out any frustration on the Equalizer,
but he refused to punch the Hitman. However the King wasn't so shy - and he
was belting him close to his corner when suddenly Manson locked his arm.
Totally befuddled - I wanted to know what Manson was doing. I soon found out
as Manson - just because the King was punching Julio - turned on his partner
and started belting him. I had no choice but to call for the bell, assuming
that the act was the fault of Julio - and DQed him and the Equalizer. A triple
team started and the Equalizer sent me flying, and then Julio kicked me as I
tried to get up and planted his boot on my throat! It took me awhile to get my
breath back after that - perhaps that was a good thing as I think I might have
got hit with Julio's favourite chair otherwise. He had it out as Manson
demanded Humungus join them as a group and show the Hitman respect. The King
refused and got his with the chair as a penalty. The Candyman and some other
faces then came to the rescue - allowing me to get rid of the chair - and he
challenged the Hitman and presumably Manson to a tag team match at the next
show. And ARPW Commissioner Peter Farry fined Julio $500 (saving me the
Before the match, Julio told the music man - the injured and wheelchair bound
Jesus - that he was the one who told the Equalizer to deliberately injure him
at the Maltese show three weeks ago! Talk about sick as!
My other matches on the night went well. I also controlled the other tag - a
woefully named mixed tag when you consider Mozart was taking on a bloody female
role! I made sure Vixen (who was making her wrestling debut) knew what she was
getting into but she was happy to take Mozart on. There respective partners
were Insano and Steve Valek, with Valek and Vixen being Melton residents.
Vixen did quite well for her first match, but she lost. Insano stopped a
pinfall attempt and then attacked Valek in the opposite corner. Mozart took a
cover and Vixen was pinned - and Valek complained to me about Insano's attack,
as well as Mozart apparently having his feet on the ropes!
I always have trouble with George Julio, but the Pitbull Craig Cole is rapidly
becoming a Julio clone when it comes to treating referees with respect! He
didn't belt me but he got in my face numerous times complaining about not
getting a three count. He fought Billy Blaze and ended up paying for his
cockiness when Blaze stopped a slam attempt with an inside cradle and got
pinned! Furious, Cole got in face yet again before attacking Blaze after the
bell and throwing him out of the ring. I quickly got out to assist him.
Chop Chop controlled the ARPW title match between the Candyman and Rhino - and
at one stage I was wondering where my fellow referee's control was! Rhino
brought a ringside chair into the ring, and hit the champion with it without
even a fine let alone a DQ! And it was quite a shot as well. The match went
outside and the Candyman got fired up - and returned a cracker of a shot with
that chair! That didn't get penalised either, but that was at least
consistent. The Candyman retained his title after Rhino went to the top rope
for a splash but he missed it and knocked the wind out of himself - allowing
the Candyman to take the gift.
The Jungle Cat had already complained to Peter Farry at the start of the show
about Rhino's title shot, and he demanded a rematch - only to be told that he
had to earn his shot. That thought pattern was still in his mind when he told
Charlie Marciano that he was going to use him as a stepping stone. But it was
"strictly business" and he offered to shake his hand before the
match - only to slap his face! Marciano was the wrong person to do that to
because he has an Italian temper that I for one wouldn't be firing up! At one
stage Marciano returned the slap - a few on them to the Cat's head. But
experience told in the end at the Jungle Cat got the victory after the Diamond
Cutter, but he did have his feet on the ropes!
Frankie the Frog took on the Thunder Kid in another decent match (all the
matches were solid on this show) which Frankie won after the Frog Splash - preceded
by a Tombstone piledriver!
A good night to finish 2004 for ARPW.