CZW Proving Grounds 2011 Report
*As I've said, there is a rich history of blood, guts, and ultraviolence at the old ECW Arena, and a match like this can only add to the legacy. The crowd inside the Asylum clearly wanted to see the "Golden Boy" get his comeuppance in this one, and let themselves be heard loud and clear. This was a wild battle from the opening bell. A fight to the finish. Younger was all over Vortekz as soon as he was tied to the dog collar, and they were off and running.
It wasn't long before the weapons were introduced, and it was Scotty Vortekz pouring glass all over himself in the middle of the ring! He immediately paid for it when Younger delivered a nasty power bomb onto the glass, then proceeded to drag his opponent through it. When Vortekz found himself locked in the figure-four, he threw a hand-full of glass in Younger's face to free himself. That would begin an all-out war that saw the chain-link dog collar be used in several ways as a weapon....both to bash each others brains in, and also in attempts to hang one another.
These men used chairs in ways never thought possible as they tried to mame each other and secure victory. Younger introduced tables to the conflict, and put Scotty through the wood with a variation of the Michinoku Driver. It seemed as if both men were getting stronger as the match went on. Late in the contest and after both had endured huge amounts of punishment, they began kicking out at 1 and fighting as fierce as ever! In the end, it was the "Golden Boy" with his patented Cop Killer finisher on a steel chair for the win.
Sami Callihan def. MASADA
*The fans inside the Asylum were jacked for this one. The "Callihan Nation" was in full effect. They were very vocal as both men got set to square off at 'Proving Grounds'. Sami was floored by a big boot at the sound of the bell, but was able to rebound and put MASADA down with a flurry of offense. The barrage of attacks put MASADA on the defensive for several moments, but he wouldn't go away. Sami stepped up the assault, eventually taking the fight to ringside where he continued to punish MASADA. MASADA took over and attempted to power bomb Callihan on the cold concrete, but to no avail.
After several attempts, he opted to just swing Sami sideways...smacking his head off of the unforgiving steel barricade. MASADA took over and began hitting Sami with everything but the kitchen sink. He applied several submissions, but was unable to put Callihan away. Sami battled through it all in an awesome show of endurance. He managed to lock MASADA in his Stretch Muffler submission and kicked him into defeat.
CZW Ultraviolent Underground Championship: Danny Havoc (C) vs. Ryan Slater
*A ringside distraction allowed Slater to get the early jump on the champion, but it was a matter of moments before Havoc took over and floored his opponent. Danny Havoc unleashed on his challenger with a vicious assault until Joe Gacy entered the fray and attacked the champion with a baseball bat covered in thumbtacks. The ref called for the bell and the crowd voiced their disapproval of the outcome. Special referee Drew Blood put the badmouth on Gacy for his troubles, then found himself on the mat looking up at the lights for his two cents.
The double team on Havoc was on, but it was tHURTeen who hit the ring for the save. Havoc cautiously accepted tHURTeen's jesture and challenged Slater and Gacy to a tag match. The ref made it official and both teams engaged in heated battle all over the place. Havoc took m breath away when he hit a flipping samoan drop on Gacy, off the apron to the arena floor! In the end, teamwork led to a Death Valley Driver by Havoc on Slater on a pile of assorted weapons for the win.
CZW World Title Match: Devon Moore (C) def. "The Ego" Rob Anthony
*The issues between Devon Moore and Rob Anthony over CZW's top prize continued this month. Both men battled hard, but was unable to establish a clear advantage throughout most of this one. When it seemed "The Ego" wasn't going to be able to do it on his own, Joker made an appearance and caught the referee's position. This allowed his partner, Sabian, to sneak through the crowd undetected and lower the boom on Devon Moore.
The "BLK JEEZ" hit an impact DDT on the reigning champion before rolling to the floor. Anthony made the cover to finish the job, but Moore found it in him to kick out at the last second. The former CZW World champion wasted no time in lanching the next attack, but Moore had him well-scouted. He caught his unsuspecting challenger coming in and trapped him in a small package for the quick victory.
Philly's Most Wanted was none too happy, and they immediately returned to the ring to spoil Devon Moore's celebration. Along with Anthony, the triple team beatdown was on....prompting the Briscoe Brothers to storm the ring and chase off their nemesis. Jay Briscoe stated that they never back out of a fight, and reminded the crowd of their standing open challenge to any team that dared step up to face the champs. Any and all, except for Sabian and Joker however, whom the Briscoes excluded since they had "beaten them more times than they can count." Rob Anthony grabed the mic and said he had a team that were more than willing to face the Briscoes, then proceeded to introduce the NIGERIAN NIGHTMARES!
The crowd was split between absolute shock from those who knew these challengers, and a mass of confusion from those who didn't.
CZW World Tag Team Championship Match: The Briscoe Brothers (C) def. Nigerian Nightmares w/ Voodoo Princess Sheeta