Review: WrestleZone ‘Christmas Chaos 2017’

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T’was a cold December night and although the time was not Johnny Time, we were still set for a sterling night with WrestleZone Christmas Chaos 2017, featuring a variety of competitors. Kings and Queens, your mother’s favourite wrestler, those who are vintage and those who have been rejected, those who are sterling and those who are unstoppable, creators of carnage and revolutionaries. References aside, on with the review!

Fatal Four Way Match for the WrestleZone Tri-Counties Championship
Zach Dynamite (c) def. Aspen Faith, Bryan Tucker and Lou King Sharp by Pinfall

The action kicked off in style as Zach Dynamite put his Tri-Counties Championship up for grabs in a Fatal Four Way Match against former champ Aspen Faith, Bryan Tucker and the returning Lou King Sharp. Dynamite and Tucker went straight after Faith, before Sharp decided he wanted a shot. As he was winding up for a huge punch, he was dropped with a stiff right hand courtesy of The King of Catch. With the other three going at it, LKS dove off the top rope with a crossbody to take them all down. The action continued, with a huge Tower of Doom spot taking out everyone. All four men traded forearms to take each other out, with the 10 minute time limit ticking away. After Sharp dropped Faith with a Slick Kick, he was then taken out with a Zach Dynamite jumping knee strike that allowed Fully Loaded to remain the Tri-Counties Champion. Dynamite and Faith had a staredown, before The King of Catch headed back through the curtain.

Handicap Match
Mr P def. Nathan North & Jeeves Winchester by Submission

Up next was a Handicap Match as Mr P faced off against “Vintage” Nathan North and Jeeves Winchester, who entered in a mask fresh off his recent tour of Mexico. Jeeves stayed on the ring apron for the majority of the match, serving as a distraction for North to stay in control. The Vintage One took P down on several occasions, with the pair eventually colliding with a double clothesline. As they both made their way back to their feet, P laid down as he pulled a trick out of Eddie Guerrero’s play book. Seeing this, Jeeves was tagged in to pick up the scraps but P leapt back to his feet and took out him out. With North down at ringside, P locked Jeeves in a sharpshooter for the submission victory. Mr P then reclaimed his Scottish flag, which was stolen by Nathan back at Halloween Hijinx.

Christmas Brawl for the WrestleZone Tag Team Championships
The Rejected (Chris Archer & Mikkey Vago) def. The Sterling Brothers (Alan Sterling & William Sterling) (c) w/Richard R. Russell by Pinfall

The first half main event saw The Sterling Brothers putting their Tag Team Championships on the line one more time against The Rejected in the annual Christmas Brawl. With Archer and Vago entering with a variety of Christmas-themed items, Alan and William had a different approach as they came in with steel chairs. The Rejected got the action started off before Martyn Clunes could finish the introductions, attacking the champions as soon as they came through the curtain. The fight went all over the venue, with an inflatable Santa taking a tumble in the crowd. In the ring, The Rejected used two cones to make sure The Sterling Brothers wouldn’t be having any babies. Bet that was a sore one. But it wasn’t long before Alan and William took control, sending Vago’s head into a steel chair, where it looked like he maybe suffered another concussion. With his partner down and out, it was up to Chris Archer to fight for the titles. An aided powerbomb through a Christmas tree placed across some chairs and then a double chokeslam on a pile of Christmas baubles wasn’t enough to keep The Outcast down, with Vago reentering the fray to save his partner. As it looked like Alan was away to DDT Vago on a chair, Scotty Swift’s music played but he was nowhere to be seen, with Swift using mind games to distract Richard R. Russell’s men. This allowed Archer to take William out with a diving Sister Abigail-type move, before Vago pulled Alan off the top rope with a huge military press slam through a steel chair for the win to regain the gold. With this being the final time these teams are set to face off, who’ll be next to challenge for the Tag Team Championships?

During the break, fans could purchase raffle tickets and meet Mr P, Zach Dynamite and The Rejected.

Sammii Jayne def. Kasey by Pinfall

Back from the break and it was time for women’s action as “The Queen of WrestleZone” Sammii Jayne faced the debuting Kasey in a first time ever contest. After trading rollups right off the bat, it was The Queen who took control with a variety of power moves, including the best move in wrestling history when she hit a baseball slide German suplex. Gorgeous stuff. Kasey soon gained control with a cross armbreaker in the ropes, using the referee’s count of five to her advantage. The Clown Princess of Carnage followed up by using some vicious knees to the face, including The Killing Joke but it wasn’t enough. After regaining the advantage, Sammii planted Kasey into the mat with a sitout powerbomb to win the match, another victory to prove her worth as The Queen of WrestleZone.

Triple Threat Match
Shawn Johnson def. Andy Wild and Bradley Evans by Pinfall

The penultimate match of the night saw a Triple Threat Match as Shawn Johnson, Andy Wild and Bradley Evans, who was replacing an injured Johnny Lions, collided. Andy and Shawn looked set to team up early on, only for Sterling Oil’s golden boy to attack the Englishman from behind. Unfortunately for Shawn, it did nothing but anger Andy who retaliated with a huge hip toss to send Shawn flying across the ring. Evans then traded shoulder tackles with Wild, eventually being knocked to the mat. Out to ringside, as Evans managed to regroup and toss Shawn out on to Andy. Shawn then followed by shoving Andy into the ring post, literally putting a dent in his nose. Evans managed to plant Wild with an impressive full nelson slam, before he was taken down by a Shawn Johnson snapmare driver. After recovering, Andy Wild dropped Bradley Evans with a Wildest Driver but Shawn Johnson shoved him out the ring to take the win for himself. An obviously angry Wild chased Johnson back through the curtain before we drew the all-important raffle.

Undisputed WrestleZone Championship
Crusher Craib w/Richard R. Russell def. Damien (c) by Count Out

Main event time now, as Sterling Oil’s Crusher Craib challenged Damien for his Undisputed Championship. The Creator of Carnage entered wearing his fantastic war paint, while Damien reverted to using his old Revolution theme music. A war took place between these two men, going all over the Danestone Community Centre. Craib used his brute strength to down The Revolutionary while Damien used his quickness to avoid Crusher’s onslaught. After catching Damien as he went for a suicide dive, Crusher chokeslammed the champion down on the apron. Back in the ring, Damien managed to kick out of a first Black Hole Slam before countering a second one into a Codebreaker for a near fall. After being unable to put Damien away, Crusher decided to pound away at the head of the champion, shades of Battle of the Nations. As the action went out to ringside, the referee started counting both men out. Sensing the end of the match was in sight, Crusher tried to roll Damien back in the ring but the champion instead shoved Craib in the ring to award him a Count Out victory. This of course means Damien retains the title.

As soon as the bell rang, Shawn Johnson and The Sterling Brothers entered to help Crusher in attacking their former ally. As Damien was being beaten up, four Santa’s entered the venue and surrounded the ring, only to be knocked to the floor. One Santa was taken in the ring and was away to be attacked, before unmasking to reveal himself as the returning Scotty Swift. The fans erupted as The Red Haired Warrior cleared Shawn, Alan and William from the ring before coming toe to toe with the man that put him on the shelf back in September, Crusher Craib. Swift went to town on Craib before clotheslining him over the ropes. The show came to a close with Swift and Damien seemingly respecting each other before both headed backstage.

If there was ever a way to end off a year, it was this. An absolutely fantastic night from top to bottom, topped off with the return of one of WrestleZone’s biggest names. As we head into 2018, it’s set to be the biggest year for the north-east company. If you want to start following them, now’s the time!

Quick Results
Fatal Four Way Match for the WrestleZone Tri-Counties Championship – Zach Dynamite (c) def. Aspen Faith, Bryan Tucker and Lou King Sharp by Pinfall
Handicap Match – Mr P def. Nathan North & Jeeves Winchester by Submission
Christmas Brawl for the WrestleZone Tag Team Championships – The Rejected def. The Sterling Brothers (c) w/Richard R. Russell by Pinfall
Sammii Jayne def. Kasey by Pinfall
Triple Threat Match
– Shawn Johnson def. Andy Wild and Bradley Evans by Pinfall
Undisputed WrestleZone Championship – Crusher Craib w/Richard R. Russell def. Damien (c) by Count Out


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