Alpha-1 Wrestling presents Immortal Kombat VI
From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Opening Contest: Josh Briggs vs. Moose: Moose fakes out on a handshake and flips off Briggs instead. Moose tries to shoulder block Briggs, but neither man goes down. Briggs shoulder blocks Moose, but is met with a slap. Briggs arm drags Moose a couple of times. Briggs hits a running head scissors, but Moose kips up. Briggs nails Moose with a big boot sending Moose to the floor. Moose takes a moment to regroup. Moose eye rakes Briggs for the cheap advantage. Moose continues with a chop against the ropes and tosses Briggs to the floor. Moose chops Briggs in the crowd and wants a fist pump from a kid in a wheelchair, but doesn’t get one. Moose misses a chop and hits the ring post. Briggs responds with a few chops of his own. Moose stops Briggs with an eye rake. Moose eye rakes Briggs in the front row and taunts the crowd as Briggs sits in the front row. Moose connects with a running boot to the face. Moose gets a running start, but Briggs avoids a boot and chokeslams Moose onto the apron. Briggs rolls Moose back into the ring to deliver a running elbow strike in the corner a couple of times. Moose nails Briggs with a dropkick in the corner a couple of times.
Moose chokes Briggs on the mat to keep control of the contest. Moose stands on Briggs hair and continues to taunt the crowd. Moose catapults Briggs throat first into the bottom rope. Moose nails Briggs with a boot to the face on the apron. Moose chops Briggs in the corner to maintain control of the bout. Moose rubs his balls and tries to rub his hand into Briggs face. However, Briggs avoids it and chops Moose several times in the corner. Briggs rubs Moose’s hand into his own face. Briggs elbows Moose and hits a flying clothesline. Briggs elbows Moose in the corner and hits a running boot. Briggs plants Moose with a back suplex for a two count. Briggs signals for a chokeslam, but Moose counters. Briggs avoids a clothesline and drives Moose down with a gut buster for a near fall. Briggs forearms Moose a few times in the corner, but Moose hits a sit out powerbomb out of the corner for a near fall. Moose sits Briggs on the top turnbuckle and attempts for a suplex. Briggs fights off and tries to hook Moose for a suplex. Moose bites Briggs to break free and stands on the top rope. Moose hits a superplex for a two count.
They begin to trade forearm strikes in the middle of the ring. Moose responds with forearms to stagger Briggs, but they both hit big boots and lariat attempts. Briggs nails Moose with a clothesline and a backbreaker for a two count. Briggs signals for a chokeslam, again. Moose staggers and ends up low blowing Briggs followed by a discus lariat. Moose goes for the cover, but Briggs kicks out at two. Moose charges, but misses a spear in the corner. Briggs plants Moose with a chokeslam, but Moose kicks out at one. Briggs big boots Moose and connects with a chokeslam for the win. (***. It was a good, competitive match to start the show that has a good crowd. The finish came across a little weird because it looked as if Moose was attempting to counter the chokeslam, but failed. Despite the odd looking finish, I thought it was a solid match to start with and a good clean win for Briggs. This is probably one of the better Briggs matches I’ve seen on the Indies.)
Second Contest: A1 Originals (Cheech & Eric Cairnie) vs. Sad Buds (Brett Michael David & Rickey Shane Page): Cheech and Eric get the cheap advantage by attacking before the bell. David fights back with right hands and a jumping boot to Eric. Cheech is met with a double elbow strike and a double elbow drop. Page elbows Cheech leading to David hitting a double under hook backbreaker. Page connects with a backbreaker on Cheech, as well. Cheech and Eric fight back with strikes against the ropes. Page and David are dumped to the floor, but they counter dive attempts with forearm strikes through the middle rope. David stomps Eric in the corner, but Page pulls David away to keep his composure. Page chops Cheech to the mat, but Eric knee lifts Page from the apron. Eric drops Page throat first over the top rope and Cheech hits a back suplex. Eric elbow drops Page after Cheech wrenched on Page’s knee. Page is taken over with a double suplex leading to a near fall for Cheech. Cheech kicks David off the apron with a big boot. Cheech sends Page into the corner and Page is worked over in the corner while the referee is distracted. Cheech enters the match and chokes Page in the corner until the referee breaks the hold.
Eric and Cheech are making quick tags. Eric splashes Page in the corner for a near fall. Eric chokes Page, but Page comes back with a kick to the head. David gets the hot tag and cleans house with a backdrop to Eric and a kick to Cheech off the apron. David forearms Eric, but Eric counters a Death Valley Driver. David dropkicks Eric from behind and hits a swinging neckbreaker out of a Burning Hammer position for a near fall. David waits in the corner to deliver a superkick. Eric avoids David and connects with a boot in the corner. Cheech spears David and Eric hits a Falcon Arrow for a two count. Eric and Cheech hit a double team slam, but David kicks out at two. Page pulls Cheech to the floor and delivers a few strikes before sending Cheech into the ring post. Page enters the ring and has Eric on his shoulders leading to David hitting the Doomsday Clothesline for a near fall. Cheech tries for a powerbomb on Page, but David makes the save. Cheech tries for a tornado DDT on Page, but fails. Eric superkicks Page, but David forearms and boots Eric in the corner. Cheech stops David on the top rope. Page hits a swanton on Eric and tosses Cheech across the ring. David hits a 450 splash on Eric as Page hit a chokebreaker on Cheech for the win. (**1/2. This turned into a solid tag match after a little bit of a slow start. I was not expecting a 450 splash by BMD. They worked well to get the crowd invested especially after the quality opener before them.)
Backstage, Ethan Page was interviewed about his match with Arquette. Mr. Melo, someone that was in Page’s career early on, enters the scene and hands him his old gear. That leads to a montage video of their history together.
Before the next match, somebody in a Scream mask chases after Page and Melo, but Page reveals that he was acting and that Arquette should learn from him.
Third Contest: David Arquette vs. Ethan Page: Arquette hammers away on Page to kickoff the match and delivers a few chops. Arquette elbows Page in the corner, but Page fires back with right hands. Page misses a clothesline and Arquette dropkicks Page for a near fall. Arquette hits a hurricanrana to send Page to the floor. Arquette takes Page out with a dive to the floor. Arquette clubs away on Page and Melo asks for an autograph on the floor. Arquette charges Melo $20 for the autograph. Page decks Arquette from behind and gets control with right hands. Page rams Arquette’s face onto the apron followed by another right hand. Arquette sends Page into the ring post face first and continues with forearms into the crowd. They reach the bar and they have some drinks. Page spits beer into Arquette’s face and rams Arquette’s face onto a table. They continue to brawl around the back wall of the venue. Page continues to pummel Arquette with strikes in the crowd. Arquette blocks being rammed onto the apron face first and elbows Page to break free. Page punches Arquette before returning to the ring.
Arquette throws streamers into Page’s face and almost wins with a rollup. Page kicks Arquette followed by an uppercut and an elbow drop. Page locks in a Boston Crab, but Arquette doesn’t submit. Arquette reaches the ropes to break the hold. Page drives Arquette down with a backbreaker for a two count. Page works over Arquette in the corner with stomps to the midsection. Page sends Arquette into the corner, but misses a splash. Arquette hits a springboard dropkick for a near fall. They are on their knees trading right hands in the middle of the ring. Arquette delivers a flurry of forearms and nearly wins with a sunset flip. Page nails Arquette with a pump kick for a two count. Page sits Arquette on the top turnbuckle, but Arquette fights free. Arquette hits Page with an axe handle for a two count. Arquette drives Page into the corner and the referee is knocked down, too. Page forearms Arquette and gets a chair from Mr. Melo. Page misses Arquette and the chair hits the ropes before hitting Page in the face. Arquette tries to wake the referee up, but can’t. Arquette pulls his trunks down and has referee pants on, but his own count doesn’t count. Page accidentally kicks Melo off the apron and is nearly pinned by Arquette. Arquette drops Page with a jawbreaker, but Page kicks out at two. Arquette plants Page with a cutter and uses the trunks for leverage to win the match. (**. Arquette deserves credit for working the Indies and trying to redeem himself for the WCW run back in 2000. This wasn’t a bad special attraction match. However, as a wrestling match it didn’t flow great and it felt clunky in spots. The finish seemed a bit off and anticlimactic.) After the match, Page gets a microphone and talks about how there was a meme saying Arquette was wrestling for money. Arquette jokes he has Scream money. Page puts over Arquette for wrestling not for fame or money, but to entertain fans.
Backstage, Anthony Greene and Mark Wheeler are interviewed about their team splitting for the next match. They shake hands for the best man to win the number one contender match.
Ace Austin and Madman Fulton are surprise additions to the next ladder match.
Fourth Contest: Ace Austin vs. Madman Fulton vs. Anthony Greene vs. Danny Adams vs. Jake Parnell vs. Jody Threat vs. Justin Sane vs. Mark Wheeler vs. Trey Miguel in a contract on a pole ladder match: As expected, all nine wrestlers are going at it. This may be difficult to properly cover all the action. Austin is in the ring trying to jump and reach the contract. Austin takes Sane out with a dive to the floor and into a ladder. Greene cuts Austin off in the ring with a kick to the midsection followed by a forearm. Austin drop toe holds Greene onto the ladder followed by a bulldog onto the ladder. Wheeler dropkicked the ladder into Austin and hits a middle rope elbow drop. Wheeler hits a twisting DDT on Austin. Wheeler sets the ladder up in the middle of the ring, but Miguel meets Wheeler on the top of the ladder. Miguel knocks Wheeler off the ladder. Miguel sets the ladder up in the corner. Miguel avoids Wheeler and sends Wheeler face first into the ladder in the corner. Sane enters the match and slams Miguel to the mat. Sane lays the ladder over Miguel and hits a springboard splash onto Miguel. Parnell stops Sane and tosses a ladder into Sane a couple of times.
Parnell clotheslines the ladder into Sane. Adams hits Parnell with a chair over the back, but Parnell sits Adams on the chair. Adams head scissors Parnell onto the chair. Fulton gets in the ring and bots a chair into Adams face. Fulton uses the ladder around his head and whacks everyone with it. Fulton spins around to drop everyone. Threat enters with her skateboard to hit Fulton a couple of times. Threat hits a jawbreaker on Fulton and begins to climb the ladder. Greene tries to low blow Threat, but Threat isn’t hurt by that. Threat kicks Greene and splashes Greene over the middle rope followed by a German suplex. Threat sets a ladder up in the middle of the ring. Sane gets in the ring and rams Threat into the ladder. Sane sends Threat into the corner and has her skateboard. Threat catches Sane in the corner to hit a powerbomb. Threat sends the skateboard into Sane’s groin in the corner. Threat continues to hit the guys with the skateboard. Threat climbs the ladder and leaps off to take out Parnell, Adams and Wheeler with a crossbody. Threat begins to climb the ladder, but Fulton slides back into the ring to stop Threat. Fulton hits a swinging slam. Austin gets on Fulton’s shoulders and tries to reach the contract. Greene gets caught leaping off the ropes. Wheeler superkicks Austin off Fulton’s shoulders.
Wheeler and Greene embrace, but Wheeler tosses Greene to the floor. Parnell stops Wheeler with strikes, but Adams gets in the ring to help Wheeler. Parnell avoids a ladder strike in the corner and kicks the ladder. Parnell dropkicks the ladder into Wheeler and Adams from the top rope. Parnell lays a ladder over two chairs. Parnell begins to climb the ladder, but Sane gets in the ring and knocks Parnell off the ladder. Sane sets the ladder up in a corner. Sane kicks Parnell in the corner. Sane begins to climb the ladder, but Threat makes the stop by tipping the ladder over. Threat clotheslines Sane over the top to the floor. Threat climbs the ladder, but Wheeler stops Threat. Threat kicks Adams away, but the ladder is tipped over and Threat crashes through a ladder. Adams and Wheeler fight over a ladder and trade strikes. Fulton shoves Adams off the ladder, but Wheeler kicks Fulton away. Fulton press slams Wheeler over the top to the floor onto other guys. Adams climbs the ladder, but Fulton chokeslams Adams off the ladder onto the ladder in the corner. Miguel leaps off the top, but is caught by Fulton. Miguel avoids a powerbomb to the floor and snags the contract while still in a powerbomb position to win the match. (***1/4. It was a little comical to see these wrestlers climb a small ladder to grab a contract from a low ceiling. Some of the bumps they took, most notably Threat, made me audibly cringe because it looked painful and dangerous. For the most part, it’s a fine ladder match. It’s a tough match to really focus on with nine wrestlers and a lot of stuff going on. I liked the finish as it was a creative way around the low ceiling and small ladder situation.)
Before the next match, Josh Prohibition cuts a promo on Josh Alexander issues with crossing the border, but believes Alexander was just afraid to wrestle in the States. Prohibition decided to head to Canada to beat Alexander.
Fifth Contest: Josh Prohibition vs. Josh Alexander: Alexander delivers a right hand and a discus forearm. Prohibition avoids a tombstone, but Alexander hits a crossbody to the floor. Alexander rolls Prohibition back into the ring and tries for a double under hook, but Prohibition gets out of it. Alexander stomps on Prohibition and tried for an ankle lock. Prohibition hits a back suplex to gain control of the match. Alexander tries to fight back, but a headbutt by Prohibition stops the comeback. Prohibition forearms Alexander in the corner, but runs into an elbow strike in the corner. Alexander elbows Prohibition and tries for a German suplex, but Prohibition elbows free. Prohibition elbows Alexander into a corner. Prohibition chokes Alexander over the ropes. Prohibition chops Alexander several times in the corner, but Alexander counters. Prohibition responds with a forearm and a big boot in the corner. Prohibition chokes Alexander in the corner. Prohibition delivers a neckbreaker over the middle rope and a slingshot neck snap for a two count. Prohibition continues to work over Alexander with several elbow strikes. Alexander kicks Prohibition and follows up with a forearm.
Alexander chops Prohibition in the corner that echoed throughout the venue. Prohibition kicks Alexander, but Alexander hits a t-bone suplex. Prohibition tosses Alexander overhead, as well. Alexander forearms Prohibition, but is met with a forearm strike. Alexander runs the ropes, but Prohibition locks in an STF. Alexander struggles, but reaches the ropes to break the hold. Prohibition grabs Alexander on the apron looking for a piledriver, but Alexander slams Prohibition on the apron! Alexander and Prohibition trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Alexander slaps Prohibition and delivers a chop to the chest. Prohibition avoids Alexander in the corner, but Alexander hits a rolling fireman’s carry and a middle rope knee strike to the head for a near fall. Alexander stomps on Prohibition’s hand, but Prohibition responds with a forearm. Alexander chops Prohibition. Prohibition hits a cutter, but Alexander comes back with a backbreaker. Prohibition drops Alexander over his knee for a two count.
Prohibition goes for a full nelson, but Alexander takes Prohibition down and locks in an ankle lock. Alexander drags Prohibition away from the ropes and sits down, but Prohibition still reaches the ropes. They bridge out of a pin, but Alexander can’t hit a double under hook. Prohibition spikes Alexander with a Jay Driller for a two count. Prohibition has a chair, but Alexander tries to counter and does with a backdrop. Alexander kicks Prohibition followed by a German suplex into the corner. Prohibition decks Alexander with a clothesline. Prohibition elbows Alexander, but Alexander hits a Jay Driller onto the chair and wins the match. (***1/2. That was a good match and the promo beforehand by Prohibition added to the intensity of the match. It was hard hitting and it kept my interest throughout. I haven’t seen a lot of Prohibition’s work, but this was a well worked match. Alexander continues to be one of my favorite wrestlers currently.)
Sixth Contest: A1 Tag Team Champions Space Pirates (Space Monkey & Shane Saber) vs. Lotus (Gavin Quinn & Juntai Miller) vs. The Savage Society (Holden Albright & Terrell Kenneth): Monkey and Saber go right after Savage Society to get revenge for recent attacks. Lotus start brawling with the tag champs in the ring. Monkey hits a springboard moonsault onto both men. Monkey dropkicks Terrell off the apron. Monkey is caught by Quinn and is powerbombed. Miller dropped Saber to the mat. Saber is driven onto Monkey with a bulldog. Albright breaks the cover, but is double teamed in the corner for his troubles. Albright is driven down by a double team side slam/knee strike combo. Kenneth and Albright hit splashes on Lotus for a two count. Saber kicks Terrell from the apron. Albright and Kenneth are stopped by Lotus. Kenneth accidentally collides with Albright and they both fall to the floor. Lotus hit stereo suicide dives to both teams. Saber tries to fight off Lotus and clotheslines Quinn followed by slingshot DDT. Miller spin kicks Saber to the mat. Monkey hits a somersault dive on Miller, but is clotheslined by Albright. Saber plants Albright with a DDT. Monkey headbutts Quinn, but accidentally splashes Saber in the corner.
Quinn has the champs on his shoulders, but Kenneth kicks Quinn to stop his offense. Quinn plants Kenneth with a Death Valley Driver for a two count. Albright hits a running shoulder block to take out Quinn. Albright kicks Saber and Kenneth tosses Saber with a German suplex. Kenneth splashes Saber and Albright does the same. Space Monkey is driven down by a side slam/splash off the middle rope by Savage Society. Kenneth drops Albright onto Monkey, but Quinn makes the save on the cover. Quinn hits a reverse Gorde buster and Miller kicks Saber from behind. Albright hits a somersault dive to the floor and covers Saber for a near fall. Monkey kicks Albright and Saber hits reverse piledriver to get a three count and retain the tag titles. (**. They were in a tough spot coming off of a great singles match and right before the main event. Despite the tough placement, it was a fine match with some impressive moves by these guys. Quinn showcased some good power moves and the tag champs seem to be an entertaining duo. They were given limited time, but that was probably the right decision to not have them have a dragged out match before the main event.)
Main Event: A1 Alpha Male Champion Kobe Durst vs. Sami Callihan: Sami attacks Durst during his entrance for the cheap advantage. Sami nails Durst with the championship and taunts the crowd. Sami grabs a microphone to taunt the crowd. Sami takes credit for the crowd attendance and this show being the biggest show in A1 history. Sami wants the match to be oVe rules, which is basically no rules with everything being legal. Durst accepts.
Durst hits a Codebreaker and elbows Sami in the corner a few times. Durst is met with a clothesline by Sami and Durst goes to the floor. Sami misses a baseball slide and Durst hits a suicide dive. Durst follows up with a somersault dive over the top to the floor. Sami avoids a third time and smashes Durst with a chair shot. Sami whacks Durst over the back with a chair shot. Sami spits a beer into Durst’s face and they trade forearms on the floor. Sami eye rakes Durst on the floor to regain control of the bout. Sami tosses Durst into the crowd about four rows deep. Sami tosses a few chairs into the ring as Durst crawls towards the ringside area. They sit on chairs and Sami decks Durst out of the chair quickly. Durst eye rakes Sami and sends Sami into the front row followed by a kick to the face. Sami tosses Durst into the crowd and connects with another kick to the face. Sami spits on his hand, which is always gross, and chops Durst. Sami tries for a chop against the post, but misses and hits the post.
Durst goes to the top, but Sami tosses a chair at Durst. Sami piles chairs on top of each other in the middle of the ring. Sami hooks Durst for a t-bone suplex and tosses Durst off the top onto the chairs for a two count. Sami jabs Durst on the hip with a chair followed by a chair shot onto the hip of Durst, which had a chair laid over him. Sami jabs Durst with a chair several times in the midsection. Sami jabs the chair into Durst’s throat for a near fall. Sami puts a chair over the back of Durst and locks in a modified Boston Crab, but Durst doesn’t give in. It sure does look painful, though. Durst tries to fight back with forearms, but Sami just hits Durst with a chair shot to stop that momentum. Sami wedges a chair in the corner and misses a splash. Durst kicks Sami followed by a Codebreaker. Durst tries for a piledriver, but Sami avoids it. Durst sends Sami into eh chair in the corner followed by a leg lariat for a near fall.
Durst lays a chair onto Sami and goes to the top rope. Durst leaps off, but Sami jabs Durst with a chair. Durst elbows free, but Sami hits an overhead suplex onto the chair for a near fall. Sami creates a pile of chairs and looks for a piledriver. Durst drops to his knees, but is met with a forearm. Durst fights back with a forearm strike. They trade kicks until Durst slams Sami onto the chairs with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Durst leaps off the top and misses a splash landing on the chairs instead. Sami punches Durst on the apron and hits a swinging neckbreaker over the top rope for a near fall. Sami forearms Durst, but is met with a forearm by Durst. They trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Durst hits a Codebreaker to stop Sami and goes to the top, but is met with a low blow in midair. Sami spikes Durst with a piledriver for a near fall. They begin to trade strikes again until Sami spits on Durst. Durst hits another Codebreaker and goes to the top to hit a top rope Codebreaker to win the match. (**1/4. This was an underwhelming main event. It felt like Sami dominated a good portion of the match and Durst pulled off the win with a couple of moves at the end. It’s interesting booking of a match especially if Durst wants to be presented as the top guy. It didn’t feel as if he was on the same level as Sami in terms of skill and the win felt a little bit flukey and lucky. If you like mostly brawling, you’ll enjoy this one.)
Kobe Durst cuts a promo to proclaim that he’s the top guy in Alpha-1 and nobody can beat him.
A good Alpha-1 show with Alexander/Prohibition standing out as the best match. The ladder match and the opener between Moose/Briggs were also quality bouts. The runtime of the show was less than 2 hours and 20 minutes, so it was a complete breeze to watch.
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