||[Feb. 4th, 2008|08:28 pm]
Saturday, March 8th 2008|
Carnegie Library of Homestead
510 E. Tenth Avenue ? Munhall, Pennsylvania 15120
Doors open at 7:00
Bell time at 7:30
$15.00 for Ringside
$10.00 for General Admission
Pick Your Partner: Shirley Doe & CJ Sensation vs. Super Hentai & Dirk Ciglar
Shirley Doe and Super Hentai are nearly synonymous with one another thanks to an extremely emotional love/hate relationship that has stretched back several years. Super Hentai was Devil Bhudakahn's chief rival in the early days of each man's career. Both men solidified their reputation in the area with high-risk, fast-paced offense with each match turning into a dangerous game of "Can You Top This?". When Devil thought he needed help to put Hentai behind him once and for all, The Hellfire Club was formed, with none other than the madman himself, Shirley Doe, joining Devil as a charter member. On March 8, the rivalry is revisited as Doe and Hentai clash for the first time in nearly five years, with the added high stakes of each man selecting his own tag team partner which will not be revealed until the night of the event. Their last meeting was a Texas Death Match legendary for its brutality. What will Doe and Hentai do to one another this time? Who will each man select to be their tag team partner for this sure-fire war?
Shirley Doe has opted to choose "Snapshot" CJ Sensation as his tag team partner. Sensation, who was the first man to don the mask and assume the identity of the infamous "Mantis" persona, stood side-by-side both Doe and Devil in The Hellfire Club in their quest to destroy Super Hentai. Hentai now knows old foes are re-aligning for one last shot at destroying Hentai. Who will the masked man recruit to help him fight off the faction that nearly ended his career?
Super Hentai has revealed his choice of tag team partner and it's none other than "The Screaming Climax" Dirk Ciglar! Hentai & Ciglar have a noted history of friendship and fighting alongside one another, but have not teamed together in four years. Will they have the chemistry and continuity to overcome the re-united Hellfire Club? Or will Doe and the original Mantis once again have Hentai's number?
Sterling James Keenan vs. Mr. Wrestling III
A contrast in styles if there ever was one as two very distinct and unique personalities will clash in one of the evening's feature bouts. One, Sterling James Keenan, is infamous as a calculated evil genius. The man behind "Iron City Hardcore" has conquered the world, appearing in virtually every major promotion in existence, and winning championships on multiple continents. His opposition is a transplant from another era of thought. A man who stands for the class and tradition that this fine sport was built upon: Mr. Wrestling III, the latest in a succession of skilled athletes to don the trademark white mask and carry on the namesake of Mr. Wrestling. Sterling has promised he has something special in store for Mr. Wrestling III, but will it be enough? Will the time-tested tactics of the Mr. Wrestling school of thought be enough to tame SJK? Or will Mr. Wrestling III be forced to follow the creed encrypted across Sterling's own knuckles: "Stay Down"?
CWF Heavyweight Title: The Beast vs. Powerhouse Hughes
The Championship Wrestling Federation, based in southwest Pennsylvania, has been a staple of wrestling in the region for many years, hosting some of the area's most promising young stars and well-respected veterans. It was also one of the promotions Devil Bhudakahn called home before his tragic passing. CWF will be well represented at the Devil Bhudakahn Memorial Show, as its most dominant champion defends against perhaps its greatest champion. The Beast has dominated CWF since capturing its top prize, gaining a staggering nineteen straight victories. His top student, and perhaps the greatest CWF Champion in history, Powerhouse Hughes, is the current top challenger and looks to reclaim the title he once held for over one full year. It's the first ever meeting between teacher and student with very high stakes and deep meaning.
Sexual Harassment vs. The Devil's Advocates
It was the rivalry that dominated tag team wrestling in this area in 2002-2003. A war that saw bones broken, dreams shattered, and two very contrasting lifestyles do whatever it took to become the best in the region. Month in and month out, Devil Bhudakahn led the Advocates into battle against Sexual Harassment, and no matter what the stakes or stipulations, fans were always left with confrontations they would not soon forget. The IWC Tag Team Titles changed hands a staggering five times during this rivalry, a testament to its competitive nature and constant high stakes. On March 8, these two sides collide for the first time in nearly five years, renewing a tag team series still fresh on the minds of all who witnessed it.
"Balls Hot" Troy Lords vs. Jason Gory
Arguably two of the most improved area stars in recent times, both Lords and Gory have taken their game to new heights. For Troy, "Balls Hot" has been "balls to the wall" since rising to the occasion and capturing his first major singles title, the IWC Super Indy Title, in early-2007. The young veteran has pushed himself farther and harder than most in order to prove all his critics that he is truly deserving of his accolades. Meanwhile, Jason Gory has thrived in the tag team ranks, recently capturing the IWC Tag Team Title with partner Shiima Xion, a title he now holds for the second time. Two men who love to push the envelope and take risks, these men definitely embody the spirit and the mindset that Super Hentai and Devil Bhudakahn had during their classic rivalry nearly a decade ago.
PWX Heavyweight Title Match: "Spotlight" Scottie Gash vs. Chris LeRusso
NWA East, perhaps better known in the area for over a decade and a half as Pro Wrestling eXpress (PWX) is one of the most recognized promotions in the history of Pittsburgh wrestling, and was also one of the promotions Devil Bhudakahn called home. It is with great pride that we announce PWX will be represented on this card in the highest form possible: a defense of the organization's top prize: The PWX Heavyweight Title. Champion Scottie Gash, only a few weeks removed from previous record-setting champion Chris Taylor, defends the gold against one of the area's most promising youngsters, the current PWX Three Rivers champion, and one of the many men lucky enough to have sat beneath the Devil Bhudakahn learning tree, Chris LeRusso, who will be looking for what could be a career-making victory.
Dennis Gregory vs. Crusher Hansen
Devil Bhudakahn had a vision of Pittsburgh's top professional wrestlers and wrestling organizations coming together in support of a good cause. It's only fitting that in a show dedicated to his memory, that vision become a reality. Such a vision is not represented any better than with Dennis Gregory vs. Crusher Hansen. From his days as Bonecrusher, all the way to his current incarnation, Hansen has been a mainstay and major force in PWX for well over a decade. Meanwhile, Dennis Gregory's dominance in the International Wrestling Cartel (as well as its predecessor, Steel City Wrestling), can be traced back to over a decade as well. Both men are among the most decorated athletes of their respective home promotion, and are perhaps as synonymous with their home promotion as anybody else, past or present. It's a one-time opportunity to watch these two Pittsburgh legends meet in a collision of two very different worlds.
One of the most infamous and controversial personalities in the history of the area, wherever Bubba goes, news is bound to break. The former and once-again B-94 Morning Show host has accomplished a track record nearly second-to-none. In his PWX days, he fought hard to disprove critics who said he'd never be a success, not only capturing gold but leading his own stable "The Dog Pound". In IWC, he was responsible for the termination of the careers of men like Shane Douglas and Eric Angle. Not to mention numerous WWE cameos throughout the years as well. What does Bubba have in store on March 8th with the eyes of everyone in Pittsburgh looking on?
Another longtime staple and legendary name in the Pittsburgh wrestling scene, Quinn Magnum at long last returns to the public eye. Magnum spent many years atop the PWX card, capturing championships and forging an indelible reputation. Still one of the most respected veterans in the area, when Quinn Magnum makes his presence known on March 8th, everyone will have no choice but to take notice.
Also, another huge update on our scheduled main event…
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