MPW March 31, 2007

RESULTS
1. Tank v Insano - Tank by submission with the Code Red
2. Ricky Diamond v Voodoo - Voodoo by pinfall after a modified Rock Bottom
3. Bradman v The Russian: MPW Title Match - Double DQ when both me hit each other with weapons
4. Mike Burr v Cletus Blood: Falls Count Anywhere - Burr by pinfall after dumping Blood onto a steel barricade in the ring
5. Diaz v Slikk Steev: MPW State Title match - Steev by pinfall to retain the title after Superkick through a chair
6. The Bastard Brothers v The Lawrence Brothers v Tre & Champagne Pyro: MPW Tag Team Title Match - The Bastard Brothers by pinfall to win the titles when Krackerjack pinned Pyro after being dumped on him by Logan
- Burr by pinfall after dumping Blood onto a steel barricade in the ring
5. Diaz v Slikk Steev: MPW State Title match - Steev by pinfall to retain the title after Superkick through a chair
6. The Bastard Brothers v The Lawrence Brothers v Tre & Champagne Pyro: MPW Tag Team Title Match - The Bastard Brothers by pinfall to win the titles when Krackerjack pinned Pyro after being dumped on him by Logan

REPORT

I was excited. I was back in the zebra stripes on a proper show for the first time since August 2005 in Adelaide - not counting the one match in Sydney for the AWF and the PWA Werribee festival show. I only had the one match, but it was the right one as it involved a man I have a lot of time for - Ricky Diamond.

The venue at Greensborough was small, and there were no chairs in order to get as many people as possible in there. There was also a beam in the roof that was 172 centimetres above ring level (I know that because that's my height and the top of my head touched the beam when I stood straight up) which certainly posed a problem for the taller guys cutting off one side of the ring from any major movement.

The show began with Tank demanding another shot at the MPW state title after an incident at the last show. The commissioner AC Devereaux said no, as Tank had no right to a rematch - and suddenly the State champion Slikk Steev was attacked by Diaz and Joey Sassy, with Sassy nailing an inverted flip DDT. Tank's match to get back into the state title picture was against Insano. It was hard to see this one over the people standing, but what I saw was good and Tank got Insano to tap out to a move apparently called the Code Red.

Ricky Diamond had interfered in a match involving Voodoo at the last show and Voodoo wanted revenge. Diamond introduced Desire as his corner person, and she proceeded to cause trouble for Voodoo and yours truly as well! Shut up, woman! Voodoo stood up to Diamond's attack, but Diamond managed to find the Diamond Cutter. But he picked Voodoo up at two! He got a second Cutter but again he picked him up. The third was coming but Voodoo blocked it and nailed a modified Rock Bottom and got the three count! Desire was furious with me and slapped me before kicking me to the floor - with a sore stomach legit as the kicks to the back connected for real and pushed my stomach into the mat! I spend some time getting my breath back after that one! Diamond had a chain and strung Voodoo up with it and then Cassy came in and flattened Desire. Diamond stopped his attack to confront the intruder, but the MPW champion Bradman ran in to make Diamond high tail it.

Bradman then returned with Cassy for Bradman's title defence against the Russian, Ivan Danko. Danko sang the Russian National Anthem, and got an "Aussie Aussie Aussie - Oi Oi Oi!" in reply! This was a tough brawl, and was probably most affected by the beam in terms of the wrestler's respective heights. The match ended when Bradman grabbed his baseball bat, and the Russian got a chain and wrapped it around his fist. Both men connected at the same time and the referee called a double DQ - much to Bradman's annoyance.

After the break, we had the match of the night. Mike Burr and Cletus Blood shook hands before the start, but were then surprised by the commissioner who suddenly made this one Falls Count Anywhere. No problem - they adjusted and soon the match went into the crowd where they exchanged excruciating chops and a suplex each onto the hard floor! Back in the ring one of the steel barricades was introduced and it ended up dictating the match result. But I was concerned when Burr's hand collected the beam hard on a move, and he only just managed the dump to end the match (it ended up being a dump instead of what was intended because of Mike's hand). He took the pinfall and was looking for medical attention straight away. Hopefully he's okay.

Slikk Steev then defended his State Title against Diaz, and he had to watch out for Joey Sassy at ringside. Sassy interfered liberally, especially when Diaz put the referee in harm's way on a top rope cross body block. He got that inverted flip DDT again, but when Diaz tried to blast Steev with a chair, the Slikkster dodged and Diaz got Sassy instead! Steev then got Diaz with a superkick through the chair, and the groggy referee made the three count a mile out of position.

The main event was interesting. For the most part it was a handicap match with the Bastard Brothers and Tre & Pyro pretty much working as a four man team against the Lawrence Brothers, with Barry copping a huge amount of punishment. Eventually the two teams turned on each other when Logan dragged Pyro off a cover and it was on. The Warriors of Rock were left right out of the match. Eventually it was the Bastard Brothers who won after Logan dumped Krackerjack onto Pyro and the three count followed. They didn't seem overly excited about winning the titles, but a challenge was issued to the Legion of Darkness.

An enjoyable show.