Jon Moxley was a surprise entrant in this event. FIP officials had been attempting to contact him since his performance in the Jeff Peterson Cup, but had been unsuccessful each time. Larry Zbyszko and the championship committee were about to rescind their invitation to the Southern Stampede when this morning a note arrived at the FIP offices from Moxley saying only this;
“Your titles and your belts mean nothing to me, but I will enjoy winning them all the same. Not because I care about being called champ, or saying I’m the best wrestler in the world, but because for once, I want to show all the voices in my head, the ones that scream “you’re worthless Jon, you’re no good” that I am good, that when I decide to be on, that no one can touch me in the ring, and that I am the only one in FIP with the guts to take what he deserves. On April 17th, I am gonna show everyone how good Jon Moxley really is, and that for once when opportunity presents itself, I am going to be ready to capitalize. It’s time for a new beginning and a new life for Jon Moxley on April 17th”
Final 4 Entrants to be announced next week
FIP officials have more confirmations coming later this week. The remaining names will be released at that time.
FIP Tag Team Titles on the line at Southern Stampede!
FIP officials have informed us that the FIP Tag Team Champions, The British Lions of Tommy Taylor and Christopher Gray will defend the titles at Southern Stampede April 17th. Final negotiations between FIP and the challengers are complete and FIP has announced that 2 Fast 2 Furious of Nooie Lee and Jerrelle Clark will face the Lions in Crystal River.
Sean Davis of Heartbreak Enterprises had this to say, “Nooie Lee and Jerrelle Clark??? Seriously? Is that the best that FIP can come up with for my champions, the greatest tag team in the world today My British Lions? Well that’s fine, we were looking forward to a night off anyway…Looks like we got one… See you clowns on the 17th.”
FIP extends condolences to the family and friends of Chris “Kanyon” Kluscsaritis who passed away this week at the age of 40. Chris was an outstanding performer who will be missed immensely by those fortunate enough to know him in his career.
The Skinny on April 17th
Southern Stampede 2010
Saturday, April 17th, 2010
National Guard Armory
8551 W. Venable St., Crystal River, FL 34429
Doors open at 7:30 pm and show starts at 8 pm
Tickets are $20 Ringside, $15 GA & Kids 13 and under $10 GA
To purchase advance tickets call (352) 422-4582 or visit www.FullImpactPro.com
FIP Tag Team Title Match
The British Lions w/HBE defends vs. 2 Fast 2 Furious of Nooie Lee and Jerrelle Clark
Southern Stampede 12 man elimination match to determine opponents for the evening with last 2 men facing off for the Vacant FIP World Heavyweight Title
FIP Florida Heritage Champion Brad Allen
Pro Wrestling Riot Heavyweight Champion Bruce Santee
Chasyn “Not Cocky” Rance
“Addicted to Love” Rhett Titus