Last night something like 250 odd people attended the
Arena in Geelong for the EWA's return. A disappointing crowd in some
respects but hopefully things will improve with time.
I had a good night, with the Jungle Cat retaining the EWA title in a
tables match against Jesus. The night started badly for the champion, as
the commissioner Daniel Matthews announced that he was having a name
drawn out of a hat from the participants of the Royal War to decide who
would get the match. When Jungle Cat drew Jesus he was fuming - and he
took it out on Mad Dog and Insano later in the night who were the two
remaining men in a four way elimination match after Steve Valek and
T-Cup were eliminated. That resulted in a no contest and a sore head for
referee Chop Chop who was also decked. Jungle Cat called out the commissioner
- and claimed that the hat was rigged. George Julio brought out the hat,
and they proceeded to make fools of themselves as every name they drew
out WAS different! And to add insult to injury - the Jungle Cat was
fined $2000 for decking the referee and as a penalty for his
interference in the four way, Matthews made his title match a tables
match. This match was a no DQ and twice we had pinfall attempts but I
had to remind them that this was a tables match - and pinfalls don't
count! But Julio became the deciding factor. Jesus had been busted open
- how I'm not sure - but he was fighting back and set up two tables
outside the ring with the Jungle Cat in between them. He went to the top
rope, but Julio held him there giving the Cat time to get out of the way
and Jesus hit the tables for no result. Jungle Cat then finished the
match with a table in the ring - and using the same move he did at the
last show, the inverted Death Valley Driver through the table. Of course
there was no pinfall this time.
Post match, Julio and Reverend Jonathon Fear helped Jungle Cat cut the
hair of Jesus! That brought out Lobo - who grabbed the microphone and
fired out a challenge to the Jungle Cat for the next show at the Geelong
Royal Show on October 19. The champion accepted the challenge - and boy
am I looking forward to that one!!
There was one match signing that survived the change of venue, and that
was the Chair on a Pole match between George Julio and the Candy Man (AKA
Ferrari). That was much to Julio's displeasure as he thought he'd
escaped it. No such luck according to the Commish, and he even
threatened to fine the Hitman $1000 if he walked out of it! The Candy
Man got the chair, but then Spike Steele ran out and diverted my
attention. Julio got the Candy Man with the chair, and took the gift -
causing the Commish to run out again and try to get me to change my
decision. But I refused to do it because I hadn't seen anything illegal.
Meanwhile Steele had joined Julio in a post match attack. Matthews
grabbed the microphone - and told the Hitman that he and the Candy Man
would be meeting again at the Geelong Show. In a Lumberjack Match - and
not only that, the Commissioner himself would be the guest referee! The
post match attack went on and Rhino, Fuel, Steve Valek and Eden ran in
to drive off the heels.
Finally, the war between Barry Bin Ladin & Nightmare and Rhino &
Mike Manson was put to rest. I had to work overtime to keep the match
under control, but it ultimately cost Bin Ladin. I was distracted by
Manson, but I was told that Barry had tried to throw fire into the face
of Rhino and he'd ducked and Nightmare got it instead. I saw Nightmare
chokeslam Bin Ladin whilst blinded and he was then rolled up by Rhino
for the victory - and total humiliation for Bazza!
Lobo and Steve Frost had a great match for which I was delighted to be
the third man in the ring for. We had no less than three VERY close
pinfalls where my hand was literally centimetres from hitting the mat
the third time. It was a high impact match and both men eventually lost
their cool and got into a chopping exchange. Frost ducked one and turned
it into a go-behind and tried to lift Lobo up - but Lobo locked in a
roll up and got the three count.
In the other matches, Mozart got himself disqualified in his match
against the Rack Dogg when he hit referee Chop Chop with his spray can.
Spike Steele made Fuel tap to the STF and Vida Loca rolled up Eden after
Eden was flattened by Steve Frost with a power bomb while the referee
was distracted (and what a power bomb it was as well!)
The show was great, certainly worth more than the 250 people we got. The
next show will be at the Geelong Show on Sunday October 19.