Tier 1 Wrestling Presents ‘One Year Later…’
Sunday July 10th, 2016
THE “VISIONARY” RIGS ANOTHER VICTORY
The opening contest of our stacked one year anniversary event was an impromptu one. The man who won Tier 1 Wrestling’s first official match, FEDERATED’s VsK, demanded competition. As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for. ‘The Visionary’ got competition in the form of the former two-time Pro Wrestling Syndicate Heavyweight Champion and current Create A Pro Wrestling Academy Champion, Mario Bokara. Despite Bokara’s top-notch grappling skills, not to mention his multiple attempts to yank VsK’s arm out of its socket, FEDERATED Brand Ambassador Mr. Martinez was once again a difference maker for his star client. With the official distracted, VsK went below the belt and rolled Bokara with a school boy for the win.
THE TIER 1 TAG TITLE TOURNAMENT COMMENCES
In the first match of Bracket A of the Tier 1 Tag Team Championship Tournament, the unhinged M1nute Men and the high-flying Amazing Graysons both made their Tier 1 debuts in a match that had the crowd on the edge of their seats. In the end, Tommy Trainwreck and Devin Blaze’s relentless and brutal assault was too much for the very impressive young guns to overcome.
SIX CHISELED ABS, TWO STOMPING FEET, AND A TON OF HEART
Next up was the sixth and final Six Way Elimination Fray in the qualifying series. ‘The Visionary’ VsK, ‘The Concrete Rose’ Sonny Kiss, Ace Romero, ‘The EmpBruh’ Black Baron, and ‘Wrestling’s Richest Prize’ Darius Carter have all qualified, and one of these six competitors would be the last man to join them in The Final Fray on August 7th at ‘A Savior Amongst Us’. (ICYMI: The Final Fray on 8/7 will be for a shot at the Tier 1 Championship.) As always, The Fray was a clash of styles and personalities (With a little conga line action thrown in), but this time around it was flamboyant showmanship and pure heart that catapulted the winner into the coveted Final Fray match a year in the making. Doing his fallen Milk Chocolate brother proud, Randy Summers was the sole survivor; locking himself in for a historic match and an enormous opportunity as he dives head-first into his bittersweet singles tour.
AN ELITE PERFORMANCE SECURES REDEMPTION
‘The Elite Athlete’ Mike Orlando came to ‘One Year Later…’ with redemption on his mind, and the Sanctuary Championship slung over his shoulder, and he left with both. His enormous challenger, Juba, arrived with the rest of The Cutthroat Kings in tow, but Logan Black, Conor Claxton, and Joey Ace were quickly booted from ringside by the official. Left to his own devices, Orlando and his girlfriend, Anna Theresa Treppiedi, were both able to get revenge on the Kings’ resident brute. After the match, of course, was a different story. The Cutthroat Kings hit the ring in full force and began yet another assault on The Neon Green Machine, but Viking War Party quickly made the save, which lead right into the next match.
FISTS AND CHAIRS FLY IN A TAG TITLE TOURNAMENT WAR
The Cutthroat Kings believe in “street justice,” but Viking War Party clearly abides by no code at all. Jake Parnell and Alexandre Rudolph stormed the crowd in search of empty chairs, and launched as many as they could into the ring; forcing The Kings to participate in a diabolical game of dodge ball. The steel shower was definitely a sign of things to come, so Tier 1 management decided to avoid the inevitable and make it a no disqualification match. What ensued was one of the most chaotic brawls Brooklyn has ever seen, and that’s saying a whole lot. After many more chairs were compromised, and all four men sat in a circle and challenged each other to a brutal punch out, The Cutthroat Kings’ numbers advantage gave them the edge that they needed to be able to best the Vikings and advance in the tournament.
A TRULY UNPREDICTABLE MATCH AND POST-MATCH
Unfortunately, ‘The Unpredictable’ JGeorge’s highly-anticipated rite of passage, with his status as a member of not only FEDERATED, but the Tier 1 roster on the line, had to be altered at the last minute due to ‘The Product’ David Starr suffering an injury in a match the night before. Instead, JGeorge was tasked with facing off against a very game Curt ‘The Lone Star’ Stallion; one of ‘Unbreakable’ Michael Elgin’s top students. Despite a worthy opponent standing before him, JGeorge’s mind appeared to be focused on his previously scheduled opponent, which came as a result of a very heated and uncomfortable confrontation between the two during intermission. Despite a solid effort by Stallion, George’s blatant desire to get under Starr’s skin drove him to victory. After the match, David Starr got on the microphone and went completely off on JGeorge the man, not the pro-wrestler. The majority of the audience was in a stunned silence as JGeorge was forcibly pushed to the back to avoid further derailing of the event.
A MONKEY WRENCH IS FLIPPED INTO THE CLOSERS’ TAG TITLE PLANS
Despite only tagging together on one other occasion thus far, it appears that Monkey Flip (Space Monkey and Travis ‘Flip’ Gordon) have really bonded outside of Tier 1. Their offense has gelled, their timing is impeccable, and they seem to know each other like the back of their hands. The Closers (TK O’Ryan and Brad Hollister) are also two great singles competitors who recently gelled as a tag team, but – despite a very strong effort – they didn’t quite have what it took to ground the high-flying duo long enough to put them away.
A HARD-HITTING TECHNICAL SHOWCASE TO MAKE YOU SAY “YEAH!”
You may even want to say it five times, because the FIP World Heavyweight Champion came to Brooklyn to shut it down. Granted, he definitely didn’t have an easy time doing it. ‘The EmpBruh’ Black Baron and ‘The Octopus’ Jonathan Gresham are, bar none, two of the best professional wrestlers in the world today, and Yehi wouldn’t have it any other way for his championship run. These three men know each other well, and it showed. With reversals, escapes, and an absence of wasted motion that was difficult to wrap your head around, these three men pushed each other to their absolute limits, but Yehi was able to divide, conquer, and head back down south with his prize in tact.
SADISTIC SOUTHERN GRIT MET A REFLECTION-OBSESSED GLOBAL FORCE
The final match of Bracket A of the Tier 1 Tag Team Championship Tournament co-main evented for a reason, and that’s because Team I.O.U. and The New Heavenly Bodies are two of the most dominant tag teams in the world today. Kerry Awful and Nick Iggy have been kicking ass, hocking loogies, and lighting southern pro-wrestling on fire. On the other side of the Mason-Dixon, Desirable Dustin and Gigolo Justin have been establishing themselves as one of the most sought-after tag teams in the game. After a hard-fought, back and forth tag team wrestling clinic, The Bodies were just three seconds better than I.O.U. on this night.
A MISCUE HELPS A RUTHLESS VETERAN EARN HIS SHOT
In the main event, Gran Akuma and ‘Wrestling’s Richest Prize’ Darius Carter challenged the team of the Tier 1 Champion, Rude Boy Riley, and former UFC fighter and current EVOLVE standout, Matt Riddle. With Akuma and Riddle vying for a Tier 1 Championship opportunity, and Carter’s ulterior motive being to be Akuma’s first challenger should he be crowned the new Tier 1 Champion, the stakes were high in this fitting cap on a night of incredible tag team action. In the end, it was a guided miscue that did the champ and his prospective challenger in. Riddle attempted what looked to be a springboard shoulder tackle or clothesline, which Darius was able to pull Riley into. Akuma capitalized and hit Riley with his finisher for the victory while Carter took Riddle out of the equation. It’s now official. On Sunday August 7th at ‘A Savior Amongst Us’, it’s going to be Rude Boy Riley defending the Tier 1 Championship one-on-one against Gran Akuma. If Akuma is able to defeat Riley, then Darius Carter – who’s slated to compete in The Final Fray – will be guaranteed the first title shot.