Deep Southern Championship Wrestling returned to Blue Ridge, Georgia on Saturday night with most of their core squad and a host of new faces and visitors. WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons was in the house and couldn't have been nicer. Attendance was around 175.
1) Drew Duckworth w/ Logan Chase III d. Crash Test Dummy by countout in 5:07 to retain the Southern States Championship
The first of many appearances on the night for Chase, who has become a huge thorn in the side of DSCW/GPW lately. Crash was throwing everything he had at Duckworth. Duckworth answered back to the majority of it, showing why he is the champion. Crash was about to springboard in when Chase pulled him down as Duckworth distracted the referee. Crash fell to the outside, where he was counted out. He hit his head on the floor and was bleeding.
Commissioner Darrell Morris called Jason Collins and Cruiserweight Champion Jessica Leigh to the ring. Morris had told Collins he had to reach 210lbs or less to be able to compete against Leigh for the Cruiserweight title. Collins was accompanied by Logan Chase III. Morris put the scale down and reluctantly had to admit that Collins met the 210lbs mark so the main event was set.
2) Cyrus the Destroyer w/ Logan Chase III d. Shane Williams by pinfall in 8:59
This Shane Williams is not the "king" but he's a big ol' country boy who has competed in the North Georgia area for a few years now. He looks like Logan Creed's slightly smaller country cousin. The crowd got behind Williams who traded huge power move after power move with the monster Cyrus until Cyrus caught him with his black hole slam off the ropes to put him away. The crowd showed their appreciation for the newcomer Williams and after a match like this, I can't imagine these guys are done.
3) The Movement (Chip Hazard & Talon Williams) d. The Violent Gentlemen (Ayden Andrews & Scott Morgan) by pinfall to retain the Tag Team Championship in 11:49
Tough spot for the Gentlemen here, as The Movement are fresh off of being fan favorites but have recently turned a new page after months of frustration and dare I say possible jealousy over the crowd reaction for the newly reformed Good Ol Boys. Andrews & Morgan progressively won the crowd over and I'll throw in an opinion here that these guys are good enough to work any show in the Southeast. These teams each showed good cohesive teamwork but the new attitude of the Movement came out when Talon Williams tried to use one of the tag team titles on Andrews and the referee caught him. As the referee took that belt away, Williams grabbed the other one and decked his opponent, pinning him for the win.
Ron Simmons came to the ring and talked about his career and how thankful he was to still get to see the fans and be a part of professional wrestling. Logan Chase III interrupted and said he and Simmons had a lot in common because he was a FUTURE Hall of Famer. Simmons wasn't liking Chase interrupting him and Chase told him he was actually tired of legends like Simmons trying to squeeze out those last moments in the spotlight.
Simmons eventually snatched the microphone and said everyone had heard enough and there was only one word that came to his mind when he looked at someone as delusional as Chase....
Chase flew across the ring and out of it.
DSCW announcer Brittany asked Simmons if he'd be willing to stay in the ring during intermission and take pictures with fans and he obliged. I'd just like to say that his interactions with fans were so pleasant and came off so genuine. He smiled the whole time, hugged on the women and children and bro'd it up with the guys as a good time was had by all.
4) Jeremiah Plunkett vs Torque ended in a 15 minute draw
The much bigger Plunkett has been working hard to get back into fighting shape and he's well on his way. He looked great here against the fierce former Southern States Champion. Torque used his speed and agility against Plunkett's size and strength but ultimately neither man was able to get the 3 count in the allotted time. The fans chanted 5 more minutes but that consideration will be revisited at another time, hopefully.
5) Crazy Steve d. Ray Ray by submission in 13.48
Steve is not a huge guy but he had the size advantage in this bout over the "Ultimate Underdog". They each attempted submissions throughout the match. Ray Ray hit back to back 619's but Steve was able to apply a submission to the shoulder of Ray Ray, forcing him to submit in a hard fought match.
6) Jason Collins w/ Logan Chase III d. Jessica Leigh by referee stoppage in 8:55 to become the new Cruiserweight Champion.
Leigh hung with Collins 1 on 1 but Chase got involved and shifted the momentum. Leigh grabbed Chase and Collins ruthlessly attacked her from behind. Collins threw strikes until the referee called for the bell, as Leigh was unable to defend herself. Collins and Chase celebrated in the ring to end the evening.
GPW was in Canton last night with Robert Gibson, Johnny Swinger, QT Marshall, Joey Lynch and your favorite GPW/DSCW stars.
They return the following week on 6/17 to Canton, GA with Delirious, Glacier, "The Punishment" Damien Martinez, LSG, Gunner Miller, Joey Lynch, and more for a huge event entitled "Edge of Honor" that will coincide with QT Marshall's big weekend camp at his Power Factory training school.
The very next week GPW is in Rossville, GA at the Rec Center with Buff Bagwell.