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Smash Wrestling presented their biggest card of the year with SuperShow II it was a larger than life event it lived up to its name. In the preshow it was the Goat Brigade against the AfterParty this was a solid tag team match and once again the Goat Brigade showed why they are the future of the tag team division in Smash Wrestling. I was surprised though because the AfterParty held their own against the Goat Brigade. They were quite an intriguing tag team but the Goat Brigade was too much for the AfterParty and they were victorious once again.
To start the show James Kee the Smash Boss had a couple of opening remarks to thank the Smash fans for all their support and he along with Smash management is noticing a rapid success with the digital downloads of their shows on their website and live event attendance. Kee wanted to thank all the fans for their support and continue to come out and support their product and continue to build on something special that is going on currently at Smash Wrestling.
In the opening contest it was Scotty O’Shea vs. John Greed vs. Pepper Parks vs. Gregory Iron vs. Alex Vega. Alex Vega drew excellent heat on himself coming out to Kevin Steen’s theme song because he is the most hated man aka the John Cena of Smash Wrestling. Where do I began this was an absolutely insane match, I have never seen this amount of crazy spots in wrestling before which is saying something because I have watched a lot of wrestling throughout my life.
Props to all the participants in the match doing all those crazy spots a funny spot was Vega attempted to do a suicide drive to the outside but every time he tried he got prevented by Iron, O’Shea and Greed.
O’Shea was phenomenal he delivered a Moonsault to the outside on Greed, Parks and Iron. Greed gave Iron a flog splash. O’Shea was the star of the match he gave multiple Hurricanrana’s to multiple wrestlers at the same time in addition to a crazy finish. O’Shea connected with an X-Factor on Vega by jumping off Greed and Iron shoulders and he picked up the win. After the match Vega officially snapped and brutally assaulted Scott Hunter one half of the Smash announcer team, and Vega smashed a computer in addition to slapping James Kee the Smash Boss. Due to his actions James Kee officially announced that Alex Vega is fired.
The second match was Kimber Bombs against LuFisto and Vanessa Kraven it was a showcase and a preview, of what’s to come at the next Smash PPV CANUSA Classic Sept 21. LuFisto and Vanessa Kraven completely dominated the match and at one point Lufisto and Cherry Bomb grabbed each other breasts which was HLA moment. The Kimber Bombs were very impressive and overcome all odds and got the three count via a Code Breaker and German suplex pin combination on Lufisto. After the match Kimber Bombs relived that Awesome Kong is team USA captain everybody went absolutely nuts including myself.
This was followed by a match that was 18 months in the making it was the Cyborg Tyson Dux against Johnny The Whole Shebang Gargano. This match was a wrestling clinic as expected you could tell that they both respected each other but at the same time they beat the hell out of each other. Whatever you get to witness these two very talented underrated wrestlers you can anticipate it will be a phenomenal and it was there was a lot of great wrestling psychology used in the match it was a slow paced but it was very tactical and still very entertaining. Gargano took Dux to the limit but Dux find a way to came out on top via a roll up pin. With this victory this should give Tyson Dux a future title shot at a future live event, he deserves it because Dux has scored impressive victories over his opponents over the last couple months.
Brent Banks against Jay Lethal was supposed be his opponent but unfortunately due to travel issues Lethal could not make it. Banks would have a more than capable opponent in Rich Swann. I have to admit this was my first time witnessing Rich Swann live. I can say that nobody is as over as Rich Swann in Smash Wrestling that speaks volumes because there is so much amazing talent that represents Smash Wrestling.
I have been with Smash since May of 2013 and I never heard the Smash fans explode like that in the E-Zone ever before. When you put together Brent Banks and Rich Swann in the ring you will see two rising stars with sky of the limit potential they both will leave you on the edge of your seat the entire match. As always I was entertained by Brent Banks he put on an impressive show by holding his own against Rich Swann but Swann was very resilient and fought back. Throughout the match it was filled with impressive spots and at one point of the match Banks became extremely frustrated with trying to put Swann away then Banks resorted by grabbing a steel chair to use.
All of a sudden Scotty O’Shea decided to get involved in Brent Banks business once again. I thought that their beef was over and both Swann and Banks were pulling out all the stops to get the pin fall but both men only got near falls, Rich Swann hit the Frog Splash on Banks for the three count.
Then there was intermission that was followed by Josh Alexander against Sebastian Suave they had the tough task of following a hot crowd after that Banks and Swann match. Alexander seemed to have the match won after like 10 seconds when he delivered a stiff elbow to Suave for a near fall but John Greed made the save and he pulled out the referee.
For the majority of the match in the beginning both Suave and Alexander fought on the outside which was expected, they were beating the living hell out of each other. Both have amazing chemistry with each other as you can expect for almost close to a year they were teaming together as the original Overdogs.
I believe Sebastian Suave doesn’t get enough credit for his in ring ability because he is very underrated, and I can say that I have never seen a bad match of his since I started to follow Smash Wrestling back in May 2013. There was another ref pump when Suave Irish whipped Alexander in the corner where the ref stood and he was knocked out then John Greed made his presence known once again.
However Alexander had different plans and he delivered a stiff elbow followed by a big boot that knocked Greed out to the floor. Once Greed gained consciousness Suave capitalized and hit the Kryptonite Crunch followed by a Frog Splash by John Greed for a near fall. Then the finishing sequence had Alexander connected with the inverted tombstone pile driver and that was a near fall. Then Alexander put Suave Leg around his head and made Suave tap out. After the match it seemed like Alexander squashed his beef with Suave and Greed which is good to see all three go their separate ways now.
Once again Smash Wrestling pushed the envelope and delivered one of the best tag team matches, which you will witness on the Indy circuit the battle of two of the best tag teams currently in wrestling. The Super Smash Bros who are the best tag team in Ontario against arguably against the best tag team in the world The Young Bucks they represent NJPW. I was just marking out the whole time because the atmosphere was just so electric.
This match was filled with crazy spots which included flips, spears, DDT’s and super kicks every time I get to witness a Young buck’s match I am always speechless. I wonder to myself how the WWE has never signed them because there are phenomenal talents. The finishing sequence had the Super Smash Bros hit the fatality on Matt but he kicked out and then The Young Bucks had Player Uno arms trapped in between the ropes and the Bucks capitalized and delivered numerous Super Kicks to Player Uno. Then The Young Bucks hit Stu Dos with The More For Your Buck and then Spike Tombstone Piledriver for the three count.
Now the match that everybody was looking forward to it was Chris Hero trying to defeat Matt Cross, and his undefeated streak of 21-0 in Smash Wrestling and become the new Smash champion.Shout out to the production team and whoever was responsible for creating Matt Cross entrance video because it was the Undertaker’s theme music with all of Crosses victims on tombstones which was a mark out moment. The match itself was unbelievable it had people on the edge of their seats the entire match the crowd was split 50/50 between Cross and Hero.
Chris hero gave everything he had against Matt Cross with numerous elbows, boots and stiff fists to his head, Hero was Cross toughest opponent to date. However Cross had the fight of a champion and it took Cross to deliver two shooting star press in order to survive and remain undefeated at Smash Wrestling he is now 22-0.
After the match Matt Cross the reigning and defending Smash Wrestling champion had a couple of words for the fans and thanked them for coming out. He said everybody in the back busted their ass Cross doesn’t do wrestling for a pay check he does it because he has a passion for it and he will always do it for as long as he can. In addition Cross stated that the fans should continue to support Smash Wrestling because everybody is helping to build something special.
Overall I would say that this is the best show to date from top to bottom on the card every match was amazing and it satisfied every fan in the E-Zone. You can tell that it was going to be a special night, due to the energy in the building and you will be hard-pressed to find this much talent in Ontario or in the US on an Indy card.
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