Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling News 7/27
CAPWâ€™s BIGGEST EVENT EVER: NIGHT OF LEGENDS! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
The evolution of Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling continues. On Sunday afternoon, August 5, CAPW celebrates its 14th Year Anniversary in style like never before! CAPWâ€™s biggest stars will invade the luxurious, spacious Plain Dealer Pavilion, located on 2014 Sycamore Street, for CAPWâ€™s â€œA Night of Legends: Past Present and Futureâ€. Itâ€™ll be the most star-studded happening in Cleveland All-Pro history! Itâ€™s the culmination of a year of evolution, a year of action, a year of spectacle. Itâ€™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 ON SALE NOW at the Plain Dealer Pavilion box office, All Ticketmaster outlets, Pit Stop Donuts, Ticketmaster.com and www.CAPW.net! On August 5th, doors open at 1:00 PM for our traditional 3:00 PM belltime. Ticket Prices: Bleachers $15 Floor $20 Ringside $25 V.I.P. $50.
Donâ€™t miss your chance to find out why the true recognized name of excellence in professional wrestling in Ohio IS Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling!
FULL UPDATED CARD FOR CAPW NIGHT OF LEGENDS: SUNDAY AUGUST 5!
CAPW Heavyweight Title Cage Match: The Blue Meanie vs. Jason Bane
Two men united by a common enemy will be torn apart by the desire to be called â€˜championâ€™. This past June, the 6â€™8 300+ pound Jason Bane extracted revenge on the man whom had kept him from the CAPW Title for so long, Tracy Smothers, as Bane aided The Blue Meanie in defeating Smothers for the heavyweight crown. As a result, Meanie took over Smothersâ€™ obligations, meaning Da Blue Guy was now obligated to battle Bane on August 5 in the main event inside a 15 foot high steel cage. Bane told the Meanie he was ready to go hardcore, ready to go ECW style, but is either man truly prepared for the hellacious and unforgivable atmosphere that will exist when these two men collide surrounded by solid steel?
Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin vs. Johnny Gargano & Josh Prohibition
19 year old prodigy Johnny Gargano proved himself to be on the same level as many of the more experienced, established national stars when he defeated the internationally renowned Alex Shelley in a Best of Three series. It was a feat so impressive, and so similar to what Shelley had strived to prove, and indeed succeeded at, some 3-4 years ago, Shelley even told Gargano that Gargano reminded him of himself. However, Garganoâ€™s success, as always, went straight to his head, and repeatedly denied Alexâ€™s requests at a rematch. Therefore, Shelley decided to get into Johnnyâ€™s head himself. Sending a flunky from Paparazzi Productions armed with a camera, Shelleyâ€™s crony appeared during Garganoâ€™s match this past June, distracting him and costing him a victory. As a result of this embarrassment, Gargano agreed to meet Shelley in the ring one more time, but on his termsâ€¦ it would be a tag team match. Gargano quickly selected long-time ally Josh Prohibition as his partner, while Shelley countered the move by choosing his current tag team partner in TNA, one-half of the â€œMotor City Machine Gunsâ€, former four-time X Division champion, Chris Sabin. Itâ€™s the final chapter of an epic series between two mat masters. Alex Shelley and Johnny Gargano in a CAPW ring together one final time.
CAPW Tag Titles: Faith in Nothing vs. Tracy Smothers & Chris Hamrick
Christian Faith & Vincent Nothing have worked tirelessly for an entire year now to establish themselves as the premiere tag team in Cleveland, defeating every top tag title contender in the process. As FIN look to continue to watch their legacy grow, they now seek out the best tag team competition from outside the areaâ€¦ specifically the #1 tag team in the state of Tennessee. Not only have Tracy Smothers & Chris Hamrick, collectively known as Southern Comfort, both held the CAPW Heavyweight Title in the past, theyâ€™ve also held a multitude of tag team titles both together, and with numerous other partners. Now the best from the Volunteer State meet the best tag team Ohio has to offer, with the CAPW Tag Team Titles at stake.
Grudge Match: â€œDogfaced Gremlinâ€ Rick Steiner vs. Buff Bagwell
The careers of these two legendary tag team grapplers have intertwined several times over the years, most frequently and notably in World Championship Wrestling. It was while in WCW in early-1998, that these men would cross paths in a moment that would change each of their lives forever. While attempting one of his trademark bulldog headlock takedowns, Steiner inadvertently injured Bagwell, breaking the then-NWO memberâ€™s neck in the process. It was a moment that would not soon be forgotten, and would ultimately tear apart both the Steiner and Bagwell family at its very seams before it was all said and done. However, old grudges die hard, and on August 5, itâ€™s the match over 9 years in the making as Bagwell goes face-to-face with the man who changed his life forever, and Steiner goes face-to-face with the man responsible for turning Rickâ€™s brother against him. What will happen when old wounds are reopened and these men face each other inside the squared circle one more time?
CAPW Jr. Heavyweight Title: Super Hentai vs. Shark Boy vs. The Aftermath
When Super Hentai captured the CAPW Junior Heavyweight Title earlier this year, he began a crusade. A crusade to bring honor, prestige, and respect to a championship that truly deserved it. A championship that had once been held captive by egomaniacs like the Johnny Garganos of the world, was now free to be represented by a man who is a champion in every sense of the word, both in and out of the wrestling ring. On August 5, Hentai attempts to continue to build the legacy of both himself and the title he holds, against two very different opponents. One, The Aftermath, is still at the beginning of his career, still trying to earn a name for himself, and can do so overnight by defeating someone with the worldwide experience of Hentai. Also, there is the individual from â€œ20,000 Leagues Under the Seaâ€ Shark Boy. One of the most unique and fun-filled athletes anywhere in the world today, however in Hentaiâ€™s eyes, Shark Boy lacks the true serious qualities that a champion should represent. Hentai will be fighting for what he believes in, what he believes a champion should be, but can this champions survive two hungry challengers, one possessing the lethal bite of a shark?
Aerial Insanity: Too Cold Scorpio vs. â€œM-Dogg 20â€ Matt Cross
Throughout the 1990s, Too Cold Scorpio raised the bar in high-flying wrestling, showcasing feats of phenomenal athleticism never before seen in U.S. wrestling. First with WCW, then ECW, then as Flash Funk in the World Wrestling Federation, Scorpio carved a reputation as a true trendsetter in risk-taking. However, in this decade, one man may have surpassed him. â€œM-Dogg 20â€ Matt Cross has, in many instances, attempted to raise the bar even further. When M-Dogg is called â€œThe Innovator of Aerial Insanityâ€ itâ€™s not simply a clever marketing phrase, its fact. M-Dogg not only utilizes, but perfects, countless high-risk moves, including being the first U.S. competitor to popularize the Space Flying M-Dogg Drop as well as Death From Above. On August 5, two of the most innovative fliers in wrestling history wage aerial warfare against one another in what is sure to be a breathtaking show-stealing spectacle.
Open Challenge: Hardcore Rules: Jessica Havok vs. Luna Vachon
Jessica Havok is the most intimidating female presence to ever step foot into a CAPW ring. Since signing on as JT Lightningâ€™s personal bodyguard, Jessica has earned her keep by annihilating every opponent, both male and female, that has been put in her path. Havok has made it a habit to dispose of one, two, or sometimes up to four different opponents in the same night. It is clear no woman on CAPWâ€™s regular roster can pose a challenge to Jessica Havok, but on Sunday August 5 sheâ€™ll be opposed by someone not like anyone on CAPWâ€™s active roster: Luna Vachon. One needs only to look at the menacing snear and grating voice of Luna to know how dangerous she can become. And anyone who questions her toughness need only look at her legendary family of aunts and uncles (Maurice â€œMad Dogâ€ Vachon, Paul â€œButcherâ€ Vachon, and Vivian Vachon) to know she has been bred for success from a very young age. On August 5, Luna brings her wild unpredictable style rarely if ever seen in womenâ€™s professional wrestling today, and she also brings Hardcore Rules. No disqualifications, anything goes. Will Jessica Havok be able to withstand one of wrestlingâ€™s wildest women, or has the master of the â€œOpen Challengeâ€ finally met her match?
â€œSuperflyâ€ Jimmy Snuka vs. â€œWildfireâ€ Tommy Rich
The youngest NWA World Heavyweight Champion in history Rich was quick to issue a challenge to professional wrestlingâ€™s original Phenom upon hearing he was scheduled on the card. Rich has had a storied and decorated career from his NWA Title reign to his unforgettable stint as one of the Full Blooded Italians in ECW. Just as wild and unpredictable, is the timeless â€œSuperflyâ€ Jimmy Snuka, a true innovator and pioneer of high-flying professional wrestling, who is still known to take to the air even after all these years. What could possibly happen when these two over-the-top personalities meet in the same ring at the same time?
CAPW TV Title: Conrad Kennedy III vs. Chris Cronus
CK3 found great benefit in the Smothers/Bane rivalry, as The Wild Eyed Southern Boyâ€™s involvement cost Bane the title to the brash Conneticut native. Now, in what can potentially be billed as a â€œFuture Legendsâ€ match, CK3 defends the gold against an athlete who is still very young, but very experienced when it comes to big-match situations, in Chris Cronus.
Mythical Six-Man Tag Titles: JT Lightning/Da Munchies vs. Carlton Kaz/Q&A
The disrespectful and delusional trio of JT Lightning, Dick Trimmins, and Too Cool Abdul continue their crusade of convincing the public they are the current reigning World Six Man Tag Team Champions, despite never actually defeating anyone for that title, and the fact the title has been inactive for over fifteen years. JT & Da Munchies may have dodged a proverbial bullet when scheduled opponent Jimmy Snuka was challenged by Tommy Rich, but Carlton Kaz alongside the high-flying Virus & Unknown will be more than enough competition as they try to beat JT & Da Munchies back into reality. Will they be successful or will this sham of a â€œtitle reignâ€ continue?
Dominic Denucci vs. Lord Zoltan
Without question, one of the most timeless competitors in wrestling history is the legendary Dominic Denucci. Despite several decades of competition in the sport, Denucci is still as tough and fearless as he ever was. This former WWWF Tag Team Champion is not only a well respected wrestler, but an accomplished trainer as well. Denucci trained multiple-time World Champions Mick Foley and â€œThe Franchiseâ€ Shane Douglas in the mid-1980s, running them through rigorous training routines that would instill a work ethic and pain threshold in them evident for years to come. Denucciâ€™s opponent on August 5 is another timeless athlete, someone whoâ€™s had consistent regional success throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and beyond for over 30 years, the one and only Lord Zoltan. The bizarre Zoltan has been in the ring with virtually every top star of wrestlingâ€™s past and present, including a memorable run-in with The Honky Tonk Man in CAPW earlier this year. Two timeless veterans respected over the entire region and beyond will do battle on August 5.
Special â€œKing of Clevelandâ€ Invitational!
Some of Cleveland All Proâ€™s biggest and brightest regular stars compete in a fierce multi-man gauntlet with the winner being crowned the King of Cleveland. Itâ€™s a chance for a veteran to re-establish dominance, a rookie to become an overnight sensation, or for an outside star to mark his turf. Which individual involved in this wild and chaotic gauntlet will be left standing at the end and make a major statement at CAPWâ€™s largest event?
CAPW ON SPORTS TIME OHIO
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, July 28: 11:30 PM
Sunday, July 29: 11:00 PM
Monday, July 30: 11:00 PM
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 Cashâ€™s â€œCa$hâ€™s Cornerâ€ column exclusively at www.capw.net. For information on how to get Sports Time Ohio in your area, visit www.CAPW.net or www.sportstimeohio.com.
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TO PURCHASE CAPW LIVE EVENT TICKETS PLEASE VISIT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TICKET OUTLETS
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.
West Side Metals Corp.
6400 Stock Avenue,
Pit Stop Donuts,
4411 Clark Avenue,
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.