IWA February 28 & 29, 2004
1. Bud Caide & Tommy Tamati v ZZ Hook & Brett Brady - Hook & Brady by pinfall when Brady pinned Tamati after the Demolition Drop
2. Loco v Kasey Jackson v Cheif Kala Levi: Trans Tasman title match - Jackson by pinfall on Levi to retain the title after hitting him with the title belt
3. Angeleeka & Mark Mercedes v Madison & Rob Matrix: Mixed Tag Team Match - Madison & Matrix by pinfall when Matrix pinned Mercedes with a flying
1. Brett Brady & Bud Caide v Tommy Tamati & Loco - Brady & Caide by pinfall when Brady pinned Tamati after the Doomsday Device
2. Cheif Kala Levi v Rob Matrix: IWA Title Match - Matrix by DQ when Mark Mercedes hit him with the title belt
3. Kasey Jackson & Brett Brady v Cheif Kala Levi & Rob Matrix - Levi & Matrix by pinfall when Matrix pinned Brady after a top rope splash
Well, over the weekend I got to see the IWA again. Being closer
to Sydney there was some more variety in the roster than there was in
Melbourne, and it was great to meet my old ASW buddy Jayk'E Hook AKA ZZ Hook.
He was only there on Saturday, but we'll keep in touch for sure from now on!
The set up was the same as Melbourne with one match per show. Three matches
were on each day. I didn't get a gig again, but I did help out with looking
after the ring - including preparing it at the start of both days. But to the
The first match was a tag which saw Bud Caide and Tommy Tamati take on ZZ Hook
and Brett Brady. Tamati took a bit early, but when he tagged Caide the match
turned. Hook surprised Tamati with the Hook Factor to escape that for the hot
tag, and not long after that the faces got the win when Brady pinned Tamati
after a Demolition Drop.
The second match on Saturday was a triple threat match for the Trans Tasman
title. The reigning champion is Kasey Jackson who was accompanied by that dish
Angeleeka! Cheif Kala Levi fought Jackson and Loco (one half of the Dark
Carnies) two on one and held his own although the two heels did fight each
other during the match. The referee was knocked down, and Angeleeka gave the
TT belt to Loco who clocked the Cheif. But no ref. Loco then tasted metal from
the champion, and he then covered Levi to get the victory as the ref has
The final match on day one was a mixed tag, with Rob Matrix and Madison faced
Mark Mercedes and Angeleeka. Mark avoided the IWA champion leaving Maddy and
Angel to start things. Angel's inexperience hamstrung things a bit, but when
the guys got in there the tempo picked up. The girls got another go after
Matrix took too long running into a corner - and Mercedes raised the ire of
the crowd with an illegal coathanger on Madison. But he got his when Maddy
ducked a powder shot and Angel got Mercedes instead. The guys were legal at
the time, and Matrix got the win with a flying body press.
On Sunday we started with another tag. Tommy Tamati and Loco were billed as
being from Canberra - against Bud Caide and Brett Brady. The faces dominated
early, but the heels fought back and got Tamati into bother. The ref was
squashed in the corner and the Canberra boys flapjacked Brady for no result,
and then the heels got Tamati with the Doomsday Device (awesome!) for the
victory - thanks to Caide helping the semi conscious ref with the count.
The second show was the best technical match of the time I was there. And no
wonder. It was an IWA title match between Rob Matrix and Cheif Kala Levi. A
face v face match. Rob had trouble with the Cheif's power, but he was smart
enough to keep him on the mat and he had the match won when he nailed the
Macho Man special - only to have Mark Mercedes distract the ref. He had the
title belt in his hand and when Matrix came over to remonstrate he was decked
with the belt. That got the Cheif DQed, and then Mercedes belted Levi as well.
Brett Brady and Kasey Jackson ran in and beat on the falllen pair and another
ref ran in to restore some order - and take the belt off Mercedes while he was
at it. That set up the match which finished the Canberra visit.
This was the best match of the visit for heat. For a start, Mercedes had a
special stipulation as Matrix and the Cheif took on Jackson and Brady. He was
the special referee! He was quick to eject Madison who had accompanied the
faces - and then he proceeded to make things very hard for them! Matrix and
Levi fought on despite that, and the Cheif had things in hand - until Bud
Caide gave Mercedes a crutch which he used on the Fijian. Matrix was quickly
in the face of the special ref, but when Mercedes turned around again he was
drop kicked from the top rope by Madison who had returned! Matrix went to the
top rope and splashed Brady, and a proper referee ran in and registered the
On a foul note, Brady came out of that match with a broken arm. Hopefully
he'll be OK soon.
Totally enjoyed myself!