For the third consecutive month, WoW Texas shattered their previous month’s attendance record, as there were well over 300 people in attendance for their “Spring Slampede” event at the Cypress VFW.
Once again, 5 Guys Burgers & Fries sponsored the pre-show match, which was a 5 Guys Burger Battle. This month it featured Bolt Brady, Shawn Houston, “Primetime” Ricky Douglas, Mike Fyre, and the unknown Zordoff. Both Brady and Douglas have their own history, as they faced each other last month to become #1 Contender for the WoW Cruiserweight Championship. However any hopes they had of winning the match were dashed when they simultaneously eliminated each other. Zordoff was the next one to go, as he was launched over the top rope. With Fyre clinging to the ring apron, Houston hit a baseball slide into Fyre and claiming the victory in the 5 Guys Burger Battle.
“Spring Slampede” kicked off with the WoW Women’s Title on the line, as Barbi Hayden put the title up against Jen-Alise and Simply Luscious in a 3-Way Dance. This would eventually prove to be more of a handicap match, as the challengers spent the majority of the match double-teaming Barbi. Jen-Alise was moments away from becoming champion, but was abruptly stopped by Luscious. Jen hit Barbi with a spinning bulldog, but when she went for the pin Luscious pulled her off to keep her from getting the win. Jen got up and shoved Luscious down, allowing Barbi to sneak up and roll Jen-Alise up to successfully retain the WoW Women’s Championship.
After the match, “Showtime” Scot Summers hit the ring and settled Jen and Luscious down. He told them they needed to focus on the common goal, which seems to be the Women’s Title and eliminating Barbi Hayden from the WoW picture. Summers then focused his attention to ring announcer Tony Brooklyn and handed him a list of matches for the night. He then ordered Brooklyn to read them to the full house in Cypress. Brooklyn then announced that DJ King would be facing the returning “Ruthless Ryan Davidson. He also mentioned that Jaykus Plisken would be facing Ryan Genesis. When asked why Chaz Taylor wasn’t on the card, Summers simply replied, “Don’t worry about him, he’s taken care of.”
The second match of the night would feature the return of former WoW Heavyweight Champion “Ruthless” Ryan Davidson, as he faced “The Texas Torture Machine” DJ King. Davidson grabbed the mic and told that fans that much like the Psycho Circus does now, at one time he used to own the ring. He made mention that he was one of the longest-reigning champions in WoW history, then said the Circus was in full control and there wasn’t anything the fans could do about it. This brought out DJ King, and the match was on. This was a back and forth contest most of the way, but Davidson took a risk that ultimately cost him. After putting King on the mat with a vicious clothesline, Davidson took to the top turnbuckle. However when he launched himself from the air, King moved out of the way. He rolled up Davidson and picked up the victory.
Tony Brooklyn then confronted DJ after the match, looking for an explanation as to his whereabouts last month and why he missed a golden opportunity at the WoW Heavyweight Championship. DJ said he received a phone call from Silky Baines, saying their mom had been in an accident in San Antonio and was in bad shape. He dropped everything and drove to see her. But upon his arrival, he found out the entire thing was a hoax and he missed the match. For DJ King, does this mean he will have to climb the ladder and start all over in his quest to dethrone Scot Summers for the WoW Heavyweight Championship?
Speaking of “Benchmark” Silky Baines, he was on deck to defend the WoW Outlaw Title against Hambone. Fans will remember a month ago that Summers, who has assumed General Manager duties for the company, sidelined Hambone and basically made him sell merchandise instead of being in the ring. Tony Brooklyn announced that all Outlaw Title matches were No-DQ. Hambone and Baines took full advantage of this, using everything but the kitchen sink in the match. They used chairs, ladders, chains, and Hambone found himself handcuffed to the ropes at one point, as Silky poured out an all out assuault. Hambone would break free however, and put the champion down with a devastating powerbomb that could’ve easily injured the champion, given he was dropped on the back of his head. However the comeback was short-lived. As Hambone went for a jawbreaker out of the corner, Silky maneuvered out of it and hit two thunderous Diamond Cutters for the victory. Silky retains the WoW Outlaw Championship.
Among the matches that Scot Summers made for the night, he opted to defend the WoW Heavyweight Championship against “Backdraft” Chris Lee. When Tony Brooklyn asked Summers why it wasn’t against Chaz, DJ, or even Jaykus Plisken (who is the current #1 Contender to the title), Summers said that he chose Lee because he was the winner of the 5 Guys Burger Battle last month at “Valentine’s Vengeance.” Summers jumped Lee at the bell and spent the majority of the first part of the match in full control. Lee couldn’t get any offense going in the opening minutes. “One Man” Mike Dell was at ringside in Summers’ corner and was a constant distraction throughout. Lee would get back into the match and get some offense in. As Summers was making a pin attempt, Lee rolled through and nearly got an upset submission victory. But Dell made his presence felt. Lee found himself on the outside of the ring, and getting suplexed on the floor by Dell. This made him an easy target for Summers, who locked him in a rear choke submission for the victory.
Following the win, Summers grabbed a sign from the crowd that read “Charlie Sheen Runs The Psycho Circus!” and proceeded to use a staple gun to put the sign on Lee’s back. This brought out Team WoW, as Chaz and DJ King hit the ring to make the save. Chaz told Summers to be careful and not to underestimate him. The ribs of Chaz were heavily taped, which he revealed that was done by the Circus recently. He said they blindsided him and left him battered and beaten. That’s when he told Summers to start watching his back and not to underestimate him.
Once the crowd settled down from that match, Jaykus Plisken was set to face one of the newer recruits of the Psycho Circus in WoW Cruiserweight Champion Ryan Genesis. Tony Brooklyn announced that this was a non-title match. Genesis wanted no part of Jaykus in the early going, sliding out of the ring every time Jaykus got anywhere near him. Jaykus had finally had enough and gave chase to Genesis. But when he followed Genesis back into the ring, Genesis attacked him and began laying the boots into him. Genesis spent the opening part of match in control, keeping Jaykus grounded with everything from bodyslams to back suplexes. His mistake came after he hit a spinebuster slam in the middle of the ring. He began taunting the crowd, which gave Jaykus the chance to roll up Genesis for the win. After the match, The Psycho Circus came out and surrounded Jaykus. However before anything broke out, Summers called off the troops and they slowly back away.
This left the crowd ready for the main event, featuring NWA Texas and WoW Tag Team Champions, Impeccable (Ken Carson & Joey Diamond), defending the WoW Tag Titles against Psycho Circus members Mike Dell and David Stahr. Conspicuous by her absence was Barbi Hayden, who usually accompanies Impeccable to the ring. Dell grabbed the mic, got in Ken Carson’s face and told him the reason she wasn’t at ringside was because she couldn’t handle staring at him all night. This infuriated Carson, who subsequently threw Dell over the top rope and caused him to land headfirst on the floor. Scot Summers came to the ring, appearing to check on Dell but began directing traffic for the Circus. Once things settled down, this was a classic match between both sides. When one team would have the offense, they used quick tags to stay fresh and keep their opponent isolated and unable to make a tag. Both sides would do this throughout. However in the end, it was Mike Dell throwing the celebration. He hit a top rope elbow drop on Joey Diamond, and getting the pin for the Circus. In shocking fashion, Mike Dell and David Stahr are your NEW WoW Tag Team Chamions!
Following the match, the entire Circus got in the ring and celebrated as they now have started to monopolize the title picture. The only WoW Championship they do not possess is the WoW Women’s Championship, currently held by Barbi Hayden. However the celebration was short-lived. It was announced by Tony Brooklyn that due to his recaent actions and behavior, Ryan Genesis had been officially SUSPENDED by WoW management!. The Psycho Circus was enraged by this, as Genesis was one of the surprise entries to the group last month, when he and Mike Dell turned on WoW after they were brought into to try to reason with the Circus.
This is going to make things very interesting, as WoW heads to their next event. April 8 is the date for “April’s Fools” which will be held at the Cypress VFW, located at 21902 Highway 290 (Northwest Freeway) in Cypress, Texas. The pre-show begins at 7:30, with belltime set for 8pm. Check out the WoW Website and the WoW Facebook page for more information for the next show.