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 Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling News 6/7: Fallout from last Sunday’s “Hot Summer Night”




When the announcement was made that the 6’8 300+ pound Jason Bane would receive an opportunity at the CAPW Heavyweight Title inside a 15 foot high solid steel cage at CAPW‘s “Night of Legends“ on August 5, everyone jumped to the conclusion that Bane would finally get his hands on the man that had crushed Bane’s championship hopes throughout the entire year of 2007: The “Wild Eyed Southern Boy” Tracy Smothers. However, this past Sunday at the famed Turner’s Hall in Cleveland, Tracy Smothers’ ten-plus year rivalry with fellow ECW Original The Blue Meanie ended in a shocking title win, as Da Blue Guy dethroned Smothers as CAPW Heavyweight Champion, thanks in large part to, of all people, Jason Bane, who had lost his Television Title thanks to Smothers a month before. This shocking event has thrown CAPW’s Night of Legends into disarray, as the main event is now tentatively signed to be The Blue Meanie vs. Jason Bane inside the steel cage for the CAPW Title!


Moments following being defeated by The Blue Meanie, Tracy Smothers was a different man. Not the dancing, obnoxious, antagonizing master of human psychology we see in the ring, Tracy Smothers had gone completely off the deep end, and there is no other way to describe his state of mind other than “unstable”. Smothers was overheard causing a huge commotion in the locker room area, destroying several thousand dollars worth of property, and blatantly threatening CAPW officials & staff members. Smothers was overheard to be DEMANDING to be added back into the Steel Cage Match on August 5th to reclaim his title and get his hands on both The Meanie and Bane. When he was informed of the news he would be offered an opportunity at the CAPW Tag Team Titles instead, Tracy became even more irate, and demanded an opportunity at BOTH championships!

Due to legal ramifications surrounding this controversial incident, CAPW officials are currently meeting with their team of lawyers to determine if this footage is suitable for air, in full or at least in part. We are still trying to piece together the chaotic string of events that took place in the moments following last Sunday’s live event and exactly how they will impact our Steel Cage match August 5 at the Plain Dealer Pavilion. Check back with us next week for an update on this matter.


Johnny Gargano had refused to accept Alex Shelley’s challenge for a rematch on August 5, citing the fact Gargano had already won his Best of Three series against Shelley 2-1, therefore Shelley was “not in his league”. With the ego of Gargano riding higher than ever before, he would soon be humbled by a man he had never seen before in his life. During his match with Metal Master this past Sunday, Gargano spotted a suspicious individual in the crowd. Someone wearing an Alex Shelley T-shirt and closely monitoring the match through the lens of a camera. As Gargano questioned the man, the message was now clear: Alex Shelley had given a “Paparazzi Cam” to a flunky, and sent him to both scout, and send a message to, his rival Gargano. The plan paid off, as Gargano was too pre-occupied with Shelley’s messenger to focus on the match, and he was abruptly pinned by The Metal Master, causing him to slip several steps backward in the Jr. Title division rankings.

After the match, in footage to air exclusively on an upcoming edition of Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling TV on Sports Time Ohio, Gargano would agree to step back into the ring with Alex Shelley, but it would have to be a tag team match. Gargano was quick to name his recent ally Josh Prohibition as his tag team partner. But the 19-year-old prodigy did not count on Shelley’s counter move… Alex Shelley’s partner would be TNA X Division Champion Chris Sabin! August 5, Alex Shelley gets one more shot to humble Gargano in the ring, and this time he’s not coming alone.


After an impressive showing that saw him defeat both Jason Gory and M-Dogg 20 Matt Cross this past Sunday, CAPW management have deemed Aftermath worthy to challenge for the CAPW Jr. Heavyweight Title. However, as if that wasn’t enough of a high-pressure situation, CAPW management also decreed it would take place at CAPW’s biggest event ever. Sunday afternoon August 5, The Aftermath joins the man from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Shark Boy, as well as current reigning Jr. Heavyweight Champion the honorable and disciplined Super Hentai for a Triple Threat Junior Heavyweight Title Match!


The evolution of Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling continues. On Sunday afternoon, August 5, CAPW celebrates its 14th Year Anniversary in style like never before! CAPW’s biggest stars will invade the luxurious, spacious Plain Dealer Pavilion, located on 2014 Sycamore Street, for the largest event in the history of Cleveland wrestling. CAPW presents “A Night of Legends: Past Present and Future”. It’ll be the largest, most star-studded happening in Cleveland All-Pro history! It’s the culmination of a year of evolution, a year of action, a year of spectacle. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the greatest legends of the past, hottest stars of the present, and the emerging names of the future. If you only see one CAPW live event this year, come join the record-breaking crowd at the Plain Dealer Pavilion and be a part of history in the making, be part of the Night of Legends!

Tickets go ON SALE JUNE 15 at 10:00 AM at the Plain Dealer Pavilion box office, All Ticketmaster outlets, Pit Stop Donuts, and www.CAPW.net! Don’t miss your chance to find out why the true recognized name of excellence in professional wrestling in Ohio IS Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling!

Now, as a special added bonus, CAPW is releasing the FULL tentative card as it stands now for CAPW’s Night of Legends on August 5! CAPW officials are working diligently to fine tune the card and ensure that fans are presented with the best possible line-up for this extravaganza, so as always, card IS subject to change, but as of press time, CAPW officials have confirmed the following matches:

CAPW Heavyweight Title Cage Match: The Blue Meanie vs. Jason Bane

Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin vs. Johnny Gargano & Josh Prohibition

Grudge Match: “Dogfaced Gremlin” Rick Steiner vs. Buff Bagwell

CAPW Tag Titles: Faith in Nothing vs. Tracy Smothers & Chris Hamrick

CAPW Jr. Heavyweight Title: Super Hentai vs. Shark Boy vs. The Aftermath

CAPW TV Title: Conrad Kennedy III vs. Carlton Kaz vs. Chris Cronus

Aerial Insanity: Too Cold Scorpio vs. “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross

Mythical Six-Man Tag Titles: JT Lightning/Da Munchies vs. Superfly Jimmy Snuka/Q&A

Open Challenge: Jessica Havok vs. Luna Vachon

Dominic Denucci vs. Lord Zoltan

Mixed Tag: Robbie Starr & Lexi Lane vs. JD Michaels & April Hunter

Stay posted to CAPW’s weekly news releases and to www.CAPW.net as more for this card is finalized in the coming weeks! Also, each week, we’ll take a special in-depth look into a different match on this amazing card and give special analysis to the biggest card in CAPW’s history!RESULTS FROM CAPW’s “HOT SUMMER NIGHT”: SUNDAY, JUNE 3!

The Clash beat BET; Ironman pinned Hobo Joe; The Jihad defeated Q&A; Rogue & Eddie Insane beat Gregory Iron & Matthew Justice; Metal Master pinned Johnny Gargano after a distraction from a member of Alex Shelley’s Paparazzi; Jason Bane pinned CJ O’Doyle; Jessica Havok defeated Neveah in Jessica Havok’s Open Challenge; Aftermath beat Jason Gory and M-Dogg 20 Matt Cross in a triple threat match; JT Lightning & Da Munchies beat Mega Sexy & Luis Diamante in a Mythical Six-Man Tag Title defense; Television champion Conrad Kennedy III beat Jake Crist; Jr. Heavyweight champion Super Hentai beat Shiima Xion; Tag Team champions Faith in Nothing beat Robbie Starr & Christian Vaughn; Blue Meanie beat Heavyweight champion Tracy Smothers to win the title.


Every week, CAPW will deliver one solid hour of cutting-edge, intense, athletic wrestling action to STO viewers featuring a cavalcade of wrestling stars. See the best of national and international stars, past and present, as well as the brightest home-grown stars in the state of Ohio! The program will be hosted by play-by-play commentator Joe Dombrowski and color analyst Jamie Scott, who will bring you all the hot matches, backstage interviews, exclusive footage, and so much more each and every week on Sports Time Ohio! Here is the upcoming schedule for CAPW programming on Sports Time Ohio:

Saturday, June 9: 11:00 PM
Sunday, June 10: 2:00 AM

Sports Time Ohio is available to nearly 3 million homes throughout the state of Ohio and into surrounding states, and is also available nationwide on select satellite dish packages. Check local listings and channel packages for availability. For more information log on to www.sportstimeohio.com. For more information on Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling TV, be sure to read Michael Cash’s “Ca$h’s Corner” column exclusively at www.capw.net.


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Tickets for any and all CAPW live events are available at the following outlets. Tickets are always available at Turner’s Hall the afternoon of the show as well.

Joe De’s Pizza
3329 Fulton Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio
(216) 661-1990

West Side Metals Corp.
6400 Stock Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio.

Pit Stop Donuts,
4411 Clark Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling has been the premiere brand of professional wrestling in the state of Ohio throughout it’s over-thirteen year existence. CAPW utilizes a blend of the most talented and exciting local and national attractions today for a unique fan experience, featuring names such as Tracy Smothers, M-Dogg 20, Faith in Nothing, Johnny Gargano, Josh Prohibition, Irish Airborne, JT Lightning, Zach Gowen, Jason Bane, and many more. Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling can be seen weekly on Sports Time Ohio in nearly 3 million homes. For more information please visit www.CAPW.net.