Pro Wrestling King (PWK) held A Sudden Impact on Skull Island at Bourbon Park Pavilion in Bourbon, IN at 7:30pm Saturday June 17, 2017. I’m pretty sure that in the planning meeting, one group wanted to call the event “Sudden Impact” because of the two Impact Wrestling starts scheduled to appear, while another group was like, “Hell no, we’re calling it Skull Island, because, you know, Kongo Kong is on the show!” Their fight over the matter went to a time limit draw, and thus we have the title we do. Either that, or Eric King just likes to have fun with his titles.
The “pre-show” match that started at showtime was Jackie Chen vs. Tank. Here is Jackie calming himself with a fidget spinner before the inevitable result. That inevitable result was Jackie Chen getting squashed by Tank. And I don’t mean that in the figurative wrestle-speak sense, I mean that in the literal sense … Tank squashed him with all his might because that’s what Tank does!
The first match on the official card was for the unified PWK Title, and it featured champ Theo Storm vs The Maltese Tiger vs Ox Baker Jr. Theo pinned The Maltese Tiger after a springboard stunner, but then took a heart punch from Ox Baker Jr afterwards for his trouble. It made me happy to see a heart punch (sorry Theo) for the first time in person.
Next out was Cletus Farmer and JC Bunyan vs Team Legend-Dairy. I don’t know what he ever did to them, but The Section was giving Bunyan the business! It seems to me that all four of these guys should be in a stable because of their farm and forestry related themes. (Get it? Farm related … STABLE? Nevermind.) Cletus and Bunyan came out to what may be the most visually disturbing entrance video I’ve ever seen. Seriously, what’s up with that rabbit? Oh, by the way, Team Legend-Dairy got the win.
Jayden Quick and Jordan Quick had an intense battle of brothers, in which Jayden came out the winner. Thanksgiving must suck at their house. Jordan promised another match would come along.
Special guests DJ Z and Robbie E came out as The Bro-Mans to take on Pat Monix and KLD (Kevin Lee Davidson), making their first (?) PWK appearance. Monix provided the mouthy sass of that team, and KLD provided the “holy crap, I do not want to run into him in a dark alley” part of the team. The Bro-Mans took the win to make everyone happy. Here you can see them turning KLD upside down, it took both of them to do it:
Shady Chris Xion beat both Officer Rod Street and the American Eagle, with a swanton bomb onto Eagle. I used to have a suspicion that Rod Street was the American Eagle, but now that I’ve seen them both in the same place at the same time, I have to reconsider. Dammit. As an aside, I’d like to send out a belated Happy Father’s Day out to Shady Chris Xion since it looks like his baby came just in time for this one. (You learn way more than you probably should about people’s personal lives from Facebook, you know?)
The Clean Cut AntiChrist Adam Bueller beat Lightning Bolt Johnson for the PWK Michiana On-Line (and Out of Sight) Championship. After battling in hard-hitting fashion for a while in and around of the ring (where even a Rock action figure got involved), they took it outside the pavilion, with a large segment of the crowd following them out. I stayed by my seat because the fan blowing near me felt too good. I understand a dumpster also got involved before they came back into the ring. Here Bueller crashes onto LBJs back while LBJ ponders what career choices have brought him to this moment.
After a great match, Nick Cutler got Matt Knicks to submit. I really had fun watching this match; both guys were very fluid and put together nice sequences. There were some seriously loud knife-edge Ric-Flair-whooo chops in this one, and it seemed from his reactions that Referee Tony Lynn felt them more than Cutler and Knicks.
In the final match, Fireball – god bless his hearty soul – tried to knock off Kongo Kong. I’ll give him credit, Fireball actually got Kong off his feet three or four times, but eventually this happened (see picture below). If Kong likes you, he’ll shake your hand after he flattens you into a pancake. If he doesn’t …. well, that’s better left to the imagination.
PWK had another card the next night at the same location, you can see Eric King’s Facebook page for a list of results.
Their next event coming up is in Knox, IN on July 1 as part of a city festival there (I’m short on details), then the show Hot-n-Spicy, at 6:30pm Saturday July 8, 2017 at Fisher’s Tips & Chips in Niles, MI.
If you’re so inclined, check out the Northwest Indiana Wrestling Action Program (NWIWrap) broadcast Sundays at 9:30pm, right after Mostly Metal, which runs Sundays from 8-9:30pm, on WVLP 103.1FM in Valparaiso, IN. If you’re not in Valpo, catch it streaming on http://www.wvlp.org and the Tune In Radio app. Rebroadcasts happen Wednesdays 10pm – midnight, and NWIWrap is archived on YouTube, just search for NWIWrap. You can find @NWIWrap on Twitter. And you can subscribe to the firstname.lastname@example.org Google calendar, where I try to keep up to date calendar postings of shows in and around the NWI region. Because WRESTLING!