November 2, 2007–Far North Wrestling in Pennsylvania: FNW Cruiserweight Champion Shiima Xion b Jason Gory, Irish Airborne (Jake & Dave Crist) b the Gentleman’s Club (Scott Fowler & Chris Cronus), Brodie Lee b Sebastian, Sterling James Keenan b “Fabulous” John McChesney, Bubba the Bulldog b Super Oprah, NWA National Champion Pepper Parks b Josh Daniels, Sterling James Keenan won a 20-Man Over the Top Rope Invitational Battle Royal to be crowned the new FNW Heavyweight Champion – last eliminating Pepper Parks (Participants: Joker, Jake Garrett, Michael Blade, Facade, Mantis, Chris LeRusso, Scott Fowler, Chris Cronus, Dave Crist, Jake Crist, John McChesney, Milwaukee Mauler, Brodie Lee, Kato, Bubba the Bulldog, Super Oprah, Sebastian, & Shiima Xion).. [reported by Jesse the Mark]
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FNW Cruiserweight Champion Shiima Xion def. Jason Gory
Irish Airborne (Jake & Dave Crist) def. the Gentleman’s Club (Scott Fowler & Chris Cronus)
Brodie Lee def. Sebastian
Sterling James Keenan def. “Fabulous” John McChesney
Bubba the Bulldog def. Super Oprah
NWA National Champion Pepper Parks def. Josh Daniels
Sterling James Keenan won a 20-man over the top rope invitational battle royal to be crowned the new FNW Heavyweight Champion, last eliminating Pepper Parks
(Also in the battle royal: Joker, Jake Garrett, Michael Blade, Facade, Mantis, Chris LeRusso, Scott Fowler, Chris Cronus, Dave Crist, Jake Crist, John McChesney, Milwaukee Mauler, Brodie Lee, Kato, Bubba the Bulldog, Super Oprah, Sebastian, & Shiima Xion)
FNW returned to the Butler Days inn with a great crowd and 7 huge matches on Friday November 2nd. Unfortunately, M-Dogg20 was unable to make the show due to a groin injury suffered in New Jersey, but FNW officials were able to sign New England stand-out Josh Daniels to appear in his place!
Starting the show was the rematch everybody wanted to see. Shiima Xion defended his FNW Cruiserweight Title against Jason Gory. These two top young Pittsburgh wrestling stars showed just the kind of action FNW is all about. Gory almost had the belt in hand, but Shiima was able to drop Gory on his head with From Lust To Dust to retain his title.
Tag team action was on the plate next as it was time for the Gentleman’s Club challenging Irish Airborne. The Crists brought the fast and furious action to Gentleman Joe’s team. But eventually, Fowler & Cronus slowed the pace down to their speed. However, Cronus appeared to be put off by Gentleman Joe’s attempts at interference, and the Airborne were able to capitalize on the distraction for the win.
Sporting a new look and a new attitude, “The Big Rig” Brodie Lee took on Sebastian. Often touted as one of the top rising stars in the area, Sebastian brought the fight to the 6’5″ towering Lee. Usually, Lee is able to bully his opponents and use his power to his advantage for the win, but Sebas must have been too much for him, because Brodie resorted to putting his feet on the ropes for the win.
Next up was the Battle of the Best in the Burgh. Two of Pittsburgh’s brightest stars did battle once again as Sterling James Keenan, draped in the 1PW Heavyweight & Ballpark Brawl Natural Titles, took on the debuting “Fabulous” John McChesney. These two are no strangers to each other, as both men have battled many times from Pittsburgh to New York to Philadelphia to New Jersey, and back again. McChesney kept avoiding contact, but when SJK got his hands on the “Fabulous One”, the match was what some called “the best of the night”. SJK was able to pick up the win with an overhead backbreaker in what proved to be a very successful night for him.
After intermission, things got weird. Star 100.7 radio personality and longtime Pittsburgh wrestling veteran Bubba the Bulldog took on the crowd favorite and… interesting individual known as Super Oprah. Bubba seemed disgusted at everything Oprah did in and out of the ring. But he realized that Oprah was no slouch in the ring. It took Bubba using Oprah’s incredibly heavy purse as an illegal object to get the win.
The NWA National Championship was on the line next as Pepper Parks took on Josh Daniels, replacing the injured “M-Dogg20” Matt Cross. This was a great mat-based contest between two men making their FNW debuts. Parks was able to get the win with a unique flying clothesline off the top as he looked to capture more gold later in the night.
The main event was the 20-man over the top rope invitational battle royal. The winner was set to receive the vacated FNW Heavyweight Title. The stars filled the ring before the bell: John McChesney, Dave & Jake Crist, Scott Fowler, Chris Cronus, Pepper Parks, Bubba the Bulldog, Super Oprah, Sterling James Keenan, The Mantis, Facade, Chris LeRusso, Michael Blade, Joker, Jake Garrett, Milwaukee Mauler, Shiima Xion, Brodie Lee, Sebastian, and Kato. Bodies were flying and it was great to see all these young, hungry FNW stars battling it out for that top prize. It finally came down to Sterling James Keenan and Pepper Parks, both successful in their singles matches earlier in the night. Parks came close several times to throwing SJK over the top. But he made the one cardinal mistake in a battle royal: never go to the top rope. SJK was able to dropkick him off and knock him to the floor to win the FNW Heavyweight Title!