Approximately 350 showed up on a cold evening for the first IPWA show in Virginia since September. Four title matches were on the eight match cards and three titles changed hands at the Chincoteague Community Center, Chincoteague Island, VA on Saturday, January 9. Officials: Ed Moran, Virginia Boxing and Wrestling Commission Referee: Matt Griffin (his rookie show) Time Keeper: MCW’s Earl “The Pearl” Ring Announcer: Kevin Carson Managers: Vinnie Gambini and SCW's Count Grog Aside from IPWA referee Barry Roberts, the only other no-show was main eventer Buddy Landel, the IPWA Heavyweight Champion, who was snowed in. He was to face Tom Brandi for the title in the main event. Yet, due to his inability to appear, IPWA acting-commissioner F. Simon Williams stripped Landel of the title and declared it vacant. Tom Brandi, the number one contender, would face the winner of the Battle Royal that evening, to determine and number two contender.
A fine combinations of stars from the IPWA, MCW and SCW. Here are the quick results:
Dan Rage pinned Flex Phenom.
Mark “The Shark" Shrader pinned “Handsome” Frank Stiletto.
“The German Beef” Otto Schwanz (w/ Count Grog) pinned "The Bruiser."
Joey “The Future” Mathews won the IPWA Light Heavyweight Title pinning Christian York.
Corporal Punishment emerged victorious in the 15-man battle royal. “The Bruiser” was actually the last legal man in the ring and Corporal exited and re-entered without being seen by the referee.
IPWA Ladies Champion Brandi Wine pinned Foxy Lady in a no DQ match to retain the IPWA Ladies Title.
“The Real Deal” Chris Stephenson and Big Slam won the IPWA Tag Team Titles by defeating Cue Ball Carmichael and “The Wiseguy” Jimmy Cicero, ending their four-month reign as champs.
Tom Brandi pinned Corporal Punishment to win the IPWA Heavyweight Championship.
The next IPWA event is scheduled for Saturday, January 23, at Woodbridge HS in Woodbridge, VA, featuring King Kong Bundy and Tom Brandi in the main event.
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