World’s Best Wrestling returned to Sardinia, Ohio on Saturday April 13, 2013 for WBW: World War Rumble. And what a night of action it was fans! If you weren’t there, here’s what went down…
The show began with the V.L. and Sara Stricklet of Wrestle Ohio coming to the ring. They stated they were sorry to hear that “Loony” Mike Horton and “Big Kahuna” Kenny Lucas were in some sort of accident but they would be more than happy to step in and run the show tonight. ”American Made” Jason Legend and Ranger Bob then came to the ring. Ranger Bob tells Wrestle Ohio Loony may be hospitalized but he was able to sign temporary talent relations power over to him and he will be the President of Talent Relations for the night. WO protests and Ranger Bob promptly told the to get out of his ring or Legend will escort you. WO says you are very lucky Tyson isn’t here yet, and they both will pay later tonight.
Ranger Bob welcomed everyone to the show and then introduced Matthew Beha to sing our countries National Anthem.
“Bad News” Keith Hamblin vs. Eclipso
The tough as nails Bad News made his WBW debut and took it too Eclipso hard to start the match, but in the end the high flying Eclipso came out victorious.
Grizzly Monsoon w/ Wrestle Ohio vs. Randy “The King” Allen
Grizzly Monsoon was led to the ring by VL and Sara Striclett of Wrestle Ohio. The recently fired Sharon Rock sat in the front row and was taunted by the duo. They then told Grizzly that they were going to teach him a lesson in obedience for the way he disobeyed them. He would be forced to fight his oppnent with his hands tied together. His opponent was then announced. Making his WBW debut, Randy “The King” Allen.
Randy put a severe beating on Monsoon who could only retaliate with biting and head butts. Grizzly was eventually beaten down, but a frantic Sharon Rock emerged from the crowd and cheered him on. Grizzly seemed energized by this support and broke his bonds when Mastermind grabbed Sharon and Sara attacked her. Chaos ensued as Grizzly, Allen, RangerBob, Sara, and Mastermind skirmished on the outside. The ref eventually declared the match a double count-out and a protective Grizzly escorted Sharon to the back.
Winner: Draw due to double count-out.
Jerry Andrews with Hollywood Bobby Olsen vs. “Lil Hulk” Jake Ashworth
Jerry Andrews made his WBW debut and didn’t win over any new fans. He and Bobby Olsen came to the ring and took no time belittling and insulting the fans. The fans, however, soon lit up as fan favorite “Lil Hulk” Jake Ashworth came to the ring and proceeded to take the fight to the newcomer. A great back and forth match that spilled in and out of the ring — in the end Lil Hulk came out on top.
Winner: “Lil” Hulk Jake Ashworth
Flash Fury (NH Champion) vs. “Die Hard” Tom McClane vs. “Re-Enforcer” Devlin Anderson vs. Brutal Bellman: Fatal Four Way for the Northern Heritage Championship.
McClane came out first, accompanied by Wrestle Ohio, and was nearly booed out of the building. Brutal Bellman was introduced next and hit the ring in a frenzy and igniting the crowd. Devlin Anderson, however, almost staggered to the ring, and it was apparent to everyone around that he was slightly intoxicated. This didn’t affect his status with the crowd, who cheered him on when he cracked open a new bottle of whiskey and shared it with RangerBob. The crowd nearly brought the roof down when Flash Fury, the Northern Heritage Champion, was introduced. The crowd’s cheers gave Flash a frenetic energy that few had ever seen before from the champion. The match was electric, Brutal Bellman was first to fall via a roll-up by McClane. The next to fall was McClane who was pinned by Flash Fury. Before Flash could fully enjoy his elimination he was cheap attacked by “Re-Enforcer” Devlin Anderson and pinned. Devlin then revealed he had joined Wrestle Ohio.
Winner: “Re-Enforcer” Devlin Anderson
World War Rumble
There were eight entrants from eight countries in the Rumble with the winner receiving the right to pick his match at the next event.
1. Jason Legend (USA)
2. Tyson Rogers (Iran)
3. Sal Calzone (Italy)
4. Grizzly Monsoon (Manchurian China)
5. Tejo Kahn (Mongolia)
6. The Mystery Man (Tasmania)
7. Gee Gee (Canada)
8. Devlin Anderson (Ireland)
The fans were stunned by the early eliminations of Jason Legend and Tyson, and thrilled by the debuts of Sal Calzone and Gee Gee. In the end the Rumble came down to Devlin, The Mystery Man, and Tejo. The Mystery Man eliminated to reveal he was actually Brutal Bellman he then proceeded to jump over the top rope and attack Devlin. Tejo Kahn came away with the victory, and a choice of matches at the next event.
Winner: Tejo Kahn
Ranger Bob entered the ring to announce the main event, only to be interrupted by WBW CEO Dude Rock. Dude maintained that, due to RangerBob managing “American Made” Jason Legend in the match, he was too impartial to perform ring announcer duties and he would announce and remain at ring side. After several back-and-forth exchanges on the mic — which included a “Best Dressed” vote by the crowd (to Dude’s surprise, but to no one else, Ranger Bob won), Dude threatened Ranger Bob with a $1,000.00 fine if he didn’t leave the ring and allow Dude to proceed with announcing the upcoming match. Ranger Bob relented, and Dude announced the next match. Ranger Bob “accidentally” slipped and struck Dude in the head with a ball bat and Dude was promptly evacuated to the back.
Tyson Rogers (Champion) with Wrestle Ohio vs. “American Made” Jason Legend with RangerBob: World’s Best Wrestling Heavyweight Championship Match with Boot Camp Rules
Both men entered the ring ready for war, and a war is what happened. Legend went right after Tyson, hoping to catch the big man off-guard, with a flurry of punches to the jaw and side of the head. Wrestle Ohio — with Tom McClane and Devlin Anderson — attempted to intervene, but referee Adam Fuson ejected them from ringside. Wrestle Ohio was livid, calling for RangerBob’s ejection, as well. The referee maintained his position, and RangerBob was allowed to remain at ringside. A brutal battle continued — at one point, Legend’s forehead was split open after Rogers applied a DDT onto a steel chair. Legend tried valiantly to make a comeback, including spearing Rogers through a table, but in the end, Rogers was too much for Legend, scoring the victory after 3 attempts to render Legend unconscious with a sleeper hold.
Winner: Tyson Rogers
Tejo Kahn came out from the locker room with Rogers’ WBW World Heavyweight Championship belt and declared that, at the next show, he would challenge Rogers for the title.
WBW returns to Sardinia, Ohio on May 11, 2013 for WBW: Mayhem. For more info on WBW and to keep updated on our upcoming events check out www.Facebook.com/wbwpro and www.WBWTV.com or follow us on Twitter @wbwtv.