ACME Championship Wrestling (ACW) held Friday Night Fights at the Lincoln Elementary School in Roselawn, IN at 7:00pm CST on Friday March 10, 2017. This event was a fundraiser for the 6th grade trip to Camp Tecumseh.
In the opening match, Kyle Kaylor was unable to win the ACW Intercontinental title from Xavier Black.
The second match featured tag team action, with Macho El Silver (?) and Billy the Kid vs. Cliff Caviar and T K Zero. (I don’t know if I got those names exactly right, I was not familiar with them and could not hear the intros clearly. EDIT: The name TJ Zero was corrected to T K Zero by the man himself! As repayment for getting a letter wrong, here is a link to his Facebook page!) The crowd was definitely behind the odd pairing of the lucha-masked Macho and the cowboy Billy the Kid. I wonder if Billy the Kid got suspended for making gun motions and bang-bang noises in a zero-tolerance school zone! The good guys won this one.
Next, Jared Kripke and Crimson Dynamo fought over Dynamo’s Tough Man Title. In this match, anything goes, but pinfalls and submissions must take place in the ring. Kripke got his hands on a steel chair and prepared to clobber Dynamo, who was on the ropes. But, Dynamo moved out of the way, and Kripke’s swinging chair bounced off the top rope and back into his own head. Dynamo got the pin after that. Oops!
Drex O’Dell has been overcoming obstacles in his way towards a shot at Austin Fury’s ACW Heavyweight Title. Tonight’s obstacle put in the way by GM Michael Allen is a best-of-three-falls against Rick Raid. This was a high impact match, and I swear the entire ring bounced off the floor a couple of times after bodyslams by Raid on O’Dell. But, in a violation of every wrestling law in the known universe, O’Dell picked up both of the first two falls!
At the start of the match between Rockstar Jonny Nigh and Flawless Dave Allen, Allen came to the ring wearing a Spinal Tap blonde wig and carrying a bass guitar, to show us he was the *true* Rockstar; he even sang us a song which managed to insult his opponent, the crowd, and the school hosting the venue. A true artist at work. Later in the match when he had the chance due to a ref bump (I think?) Allen hit Nigh in the midsection with the bass guitar and got the pin.
In a match pitting the apparent fan favorite of the night (judging by the sound of screaming kids) against the most hated man of the night, Austin Fury successfully defended his ACW Heavyweight Title against The Product Christopher Kent.
The main event of the night had The Fighting Teacher Jimmy Holmes against Sadistic Slade in a hardcore match. You see, Mr. Holmes did not want to go on the 6th grade camping trip and be away from air conditioning and microwave ovens, especially when surrounded by 6th graders he sees all the time anyway. So the stipulation was that if he won this match, he did not have to go on the camping trip. Well, after a shocking display of violence and brutality best not put into words, Holmes eventually pinned Slade amongst the remains of the wanton destruction in the ring. So he did not have to go camping, and he got on the mic to gloat about it. But wait! Out came a cluster of other teachers from the school, who challenged Holmes to a second fall, and if he lost, he would not only have to go to camp, he would have to do all the dishes! To his folly, Holmes allowed the second fall to commence, and after unspeakable deeds done to Holmes with a garbage can and a badminton racquet that will go down in the annals of Lincoln Elementary lore, Holmes was pinned and now has to go to camp. Much loud screaming on the part of the school kids followed, as they rejoiced in his misfortune.
The next ACW show will be a school fundraiser at Franklin Elementary School in Hammond, IN on Friday April 21.
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