Pro Wrestling King held Mind Games at LaVille Junior – Senior High School, Lakeville IN, at 7pm on Saturday November 12, 2016. The show was a fundraiser for the functional skills class at the school. That’s cool. I hope my purchase of a slice of pizza and hot dog helped! Apologies for any mis-spelling or flat out mangling of anyone’s name. (Thanks to Eric King’s Facebook page for helping me out with the team City Escape.)
Team Legend-Dairy (Alexander S Kirk and Matt O’Hare, w/ Cinnamon) defeated The Convikt Nick Dallas and The Product Christopher Kent. Like RCW last weekend, the Superman and Batman bath robes were in effect for Legend-Dairy. Last week we booed them, this week we were cheering them. Go figure.
The Coach (from the school) comes out to speak to the crowd and start talking about Steven Drochner; apparently the two had issues the last time PWK ran a show here. Drochner comes out with his back-up, Jordan Quick and Tez. Drochner starts to say mean things to The Coach; The Coach says he is not afraid because he’s not outnumbered, and here come Fighting Irish, Tony Thunder, and Drevin Storie (with Mr. Tiddlywinks the teddy bear manager, and Drocher is much more afraid of the bear than he should be). A 3 on 3 match is set up for later tonight.
Theo Storm comes out to issue an open challenge to anyone in the back who wants to come out. The lights go down, then there is Kevin Storm – who was not supposed to be on the card tonight, so Theo is surprised. Kevin gets in the ring and the good high impact match goes along really well until it’s interrupted by Tank and Idol Heinze. Apparently Theo intervened after Tank and Idol’s steel cage match a few weeks ago, and this was payback. Theo is incapacitated and taken to the back. To add insult to injury, it seems Theo perhaps was to be Ames tag team partner against Tank and Idol later tonight, but Tank and Idol call for the match to start at this point, and brave Ames comes running out to take on Tank and Idol on his own. I should point out that Ring Announcer Ryan Anderson has had quite an easy night of it so far, since the last time he had to do anything was introduce The Coach a while back! After Ames is tossed around by the two larger men to their satisfaction, Theo Storm returns from the back clutching his ribs and makes a tag to relieve Ames, but he can’t overcome his injury to do any damage. Tank and Idol come away victorious. After the win, Tank and Idol have a bit of a tug-of-war over Ames’ championship belt and who should be in line for the next shot at it. After they leave and Ames is being helped to the back, Theo Storm channels the young boy who gave Mean Joe Greene his Coke with a “Champ … you forgot this” before handing Ames his belt. Awwww.
The Spirit of Detroit, Cassidy and Jon’tae Kieth, on the one year anniversary of winning the PWK Tag Team Titles at this very venue, come out and issue an open challenge for those tag team titles. Their call is answered by … well, they are Manion and Beardslee, a.k.a. City Escape. Spirit of Detroit are much fun to watch and listen to as the match goes on. The highlight was when Tae did a nice senton over the top rope to the outside onto Manion and Beardsley, and Cassidy followed by a graceful Nestea Plunge from the apron onto the other three. Spirit of Detroit retain their tag team titles. Spirit of Detroit use for their music a song that is must be heavily edited for family friendly environments because it cuts out at least once during just about every phrase of lyrics – it’s sort of like they enter to musical swiss cheese. I’d love to see the uncensored lyrics!
After intermission, Brutus Dylan defeated Fireball. Fireball was plucky and had spirit but could not overcome the size and F’N brutality of Dylan. After the match, Dylan pounded Fireball a few times with his chain. You know, just because.
Next, The Violent Gentleman Adam Bueller defeated Jayden Quick after a particularly nasty kick to the face of Quick while he was tangled butt-up-head-down in the corner ropes, followed by a Coup de Grace to Quick’s back. After the match, Quick was quite perturbed and loopy as he was guided to the back by the intimidating force of PWK security.
The final match was Fighting Irish, Drevin Storie, and Tony Thunder (accompanied by The Coach and Mr. Tiddlywinks the teddy bear manager) took on Steven Drochner, Jordan Quick, and Tez. The first thing Drochner did was insist the bear not be allowed in the ring. Smart man. After a lot of crazy action the ref could not keep up with, the team backing The Coach won. I have to make an editorial comment on this match, though. I have seen a lot of crazy matches and moves in wrestling, but they took it over the line in this match. At one point, Drochner was outside the ring and helpless, and with the encouragement of Tony Thunder, Mr. Tiddlywinks attempted a tope suicida onto Drochner. There is no place for that kind of violence in family friendly entertainment, someone could have been seriously hurt. I implore all those involved to never take such risks again.