out of the gym just as weirdly as he entered.
7. JAKA vs Dalton Castle. Referee Bryce Remsburg. Mike Quackenbush is now on commentary where he stayed for the rest of the show. Jaka enters from the fan's entrance to the gym. Castle has a radio show in Albany. Castle wanted to teach Jaka to dance but Jaka laid him out. Jaka kept control. Castle was bleeding from either the mouth or nose. Jaka put his hand on Castle's face in the middle of the ring. Castle fought back. Castle hit Jaka with double knees off the top rope, then a lariat. Jaka off the top rope but was caught in a bearhug. Castle slammed Jaka's head in the turnbuckles but with Jaka feeling nothing and having no reaction. Jaka with a right hand. Jaka sat Castle on the second rope and hit him with a fury of slaps. Jaka screamed and came running and hit a knee to Castle in the corner. Castle caught Jaka and slammed him down. Castle with a german suplex for the win. Castle after the match talked about being from the area with his radio show.
Remsburg joined Loudspeaker in the ring. Loudspeaker said its time for Rafflemania. A guy won the raffle which was picked by the little boy Portia yelled at. Loudspeaker asked everyone to cheer for the girl who was hit in the head earlier in the show. Loudspeaker said Wrestling Is Awesome is returning to Troy on March 2(which is 3 days before WWE comes to nearby Albany). Loudspeaker hopes to see every single one of us back that day. Loudspeaker & Remsburg gets all of us at ringside to surround the ring and pound on it before the main event.
8. Devastation Corporation w/ Sydney Bakabella vs 3.0. Referee Bryce Remsburg. Before any team came out, Sidney Bakabella a "promoter" stuck in 70s is in the ring. Bakabella is running down Rocky Mountain Wrestling others promoters from the past. He walks over towards the camera when trashing Verge Gagne. Sidney sees me take a picture of him and tells me I better cough up $5. This was one of the two longest matchs of the show. Back & forth match. 3.0 tried hitting a double clothesline on Blaster of Devastation but are both knocked down by Blaster. Sidney is pulled up on the apron. Smashmaster of Devastation almost runs into Sidney. Smashmaster holds a member of 3.0 above his head for awhile before slamming him down. Blaster hits a bodyslam on a 3.0 member. Slammaster tries with a bearhug. Sidney pulls baby powder out of his pants and pours some of it in his hand and throws the bottle under the ring. While waiting to use it Sidney drops the powder at ringside and picks some of it back up. Slammaster comes charging over to a 3.0 member but misses and comes crashing down on the floor. Blaster throws a 3.0 member over his back. 3.0 knock the big slammaster back out of the ring on the ground. Sidney trips 3.0 and drops more of power out of his hand. He goes to throw the remaning little bit of powder in his hand in a 3.0 face but hits Blaster instead. A 3.0 member hits a flying elbow off the top rope but Blaster powerfully kicks out. Slammaster picks a 3.0 guy over his head and throws him into the ring. Blaster hits a sideslam and Slammaster comes off the top rope squashing a 3.0 member for the win. Devastation Corp shoves down Bryce after the match. As the Corp leaves, 3.0 attacks Sidney pulling off his yellow suspenders and throwing them in the crowd which Bryce retrieved.
As the fans leave, all the faces (no heels) say goodbye to each fan, shaking their hand, saying/doing something funny and hoping to see us back on March 2. Castle was in his bag giving something to the girl who got hit in head with the metal pole and signing it for her. I got my picture taken with Mike Quackenbush and Referee Bryce Remsburg. Remsburg was very nice and asked where I was from, I told him from around Kingston, NY about 1 hour ½ away. He asked if I would be back for March 2 and I said I would.
A really Awesome experience at Wrestling is Awesome. I heard some fans saying it was better than any WWE or TNA show they have ever gone to. Fun show with good wrestling. Cool to see Portia Perez & Bryce Remsburg in person for the first time ever. Only bad thing to say about the show was the metal pole that hit the girl in the head, hopefully no metal poles next time.
Should you buy the DVD of the debut of Wrestling Is Awesome from SmartMarkVideo? Yes, it was a really entertaining night. If you are anywhere close to the Hudson Valley from the Lower Hudson Valley(Kingston/Poughkeepsie) or Upper Hudson Valley (Albany/Lake George) area or anywhere in between or close by you should come out to the next Wrestling Is Awesome on March 2 in Troy, NY. You can check out photos from the event at this link.