New England Championship Wrestling made its return to live action after a winter break with an action packed card in front of over 200 enthusiastic fans at the Everett Rec Center, Saturday night, April 11.
In the opening contest, newcomer “Mind Eraser” Mike Garca took a fall on Tim Lennox in a hard fought match up.
Former NECW Heavyweight Champion, Slyck Wagner Brown came out to be interviewed by Al Basler. SWB, who had been out with a knee injury for nearly a year, received a standing ovation from the Everett fans in attendance. He told Al Basler that it was great to be back, but 11 months ago he handed the title over to General Manager, Paul Richard and was never beaten for it and he was not happy that NECW Heavyweight Champion, Brad Hollister was not there to give him the rematch he was entitled to and that he wasn’t interested in being in a #1 Contender’s Match, because he never lost the title. This brought out his scheduled opponent, “The Masshole” Mike McCarthy, who said that he had been carrying the company while SWB was out and the last time he faced Brad Hollister there was no decision, due to outside interference from Jack Maverick and this should have been HIS night to get another shot at the title. The two argued until officials separated them.
Next up, making an explosive debut was “Firework” Foxx Vinyer with Rahlynn St. Gregory in his corner. This duo quickly captured the hearts of the fans as Vinyer prevailed in a back and forth battle with Canadian star Paul Rosenberg.
“The One Man Lynch Mob” Jack Maverick and “The Canadian Giant” Genesis brawled to a no-contest. Maverick came out in street clothes saying he wasn’t there to wrestle. He was looking for a fight. Genesis gave him exactly that, but in the end nothing was settled between these two.
It was then supposed to be a match for the NECW Tag Team Championship as THE END had issued an open challenge, but manager Mr. Tony Ulysses came out with the belts but no tag team. He said they were having transportation issues and asked for more time, which he was given.
The vacant NECW Television Championship was decided in a wild battle between former champion Todo Loco and “Sensational” Scott Levesque. The bout went back and forth until Miss Sammi Lane came out, causing a distraction which led to Levesque scoring the pinfall and becoming the new champion. Levesque and Miss Sammi Lane have history as allies, but her presence in the corner of Levesque caught everyone by surprise.
“All Good” Anthony Greene made a successful return to NECW action taking out a fine veteran in Buddy Romano, one half of the Glamour Express, in a great bout that showed why Anthony Greene is considered a great up and coming star all over the East Coast. Greene, who got his break in wrestling, helping set up the ring at NECW when he was in high school, turned heads in this outing.
Ring announcer, Chris Norman then made the introduction for the NECW Tag Team Championship Match, which was set to be an open challenge. Mr. Tony Ulysses came out again with the belts, but without his tag team, THE END. This time General Manager, Paul Richard came out reminding Ulysses that this open challenge was a mandatory title defense. Ulysses, seething with anger, shockingly fired THE END and gave the belts back to Paul Richard. The NECW Tag Team Championship was then declared vacant.
World Women’s Wrestling Champion, Mistress Belmont with Miss Sammi Lane in her corner took on former champion Davienne. Conspicuous by her absence was Toxis, who General Manager, Paul Richard banned from the building. Miss Sammi was ejected from ringside for her continual interference, but she managed to come back, slip the Mistress a chair and ended up getting her sister disqualified. After the match, Davienne challenged Mistress Belmont to a one on one “Last Woman Standing” match. No word yet on whether the Mistress will accept.
Prior to the start of the evening’s main event, ring announcer Chris Norman informed the crowd that the winner of the #1 Contender’s Match for the NECW Heavyweight Championship would get to face champion, Brad Hollister at the IRON 8 Championship on May 9 in Beverly and that the loser would be the first of the 8 men entered into the tournament.
The main event was a classic battle between the returning former champion, Slyck Wagner Brown and former two time NECW Television “The Masshole” Mike McCarthy. SWB showed up in tip top condition and McCarthy was in great form as well. In a very close match that could have gone either way, it was the returning former champion SWB getting the victory over McCarthy with the Appreciation Bomb.
The next NECW live event will be Saturday night, May 9 when NECW returns to the Cove Community Center in Beverly, MA for the 2015 IRON 8 Championship. “The Masshole” Mike McCarthy is the first entrant into the IRON 8 tournament and in the only non tournament match, NECW Heavyweight Champion, Brad Hollister faces former champion, Slyck Wagner Brown in a title match on the one year anniversary of Hollister winning the championship.