It was a night of intense thrills and hard-hitting action at the Mount Eden War Memorial as IPW presented Fallout!
In the main event Jamie Tagataese and Niwa waged war in a Last Man Standing Match for the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship! In a match that began with a wild brawl through the crowd and featured a superplex on to a pile of chairs, Niwa driving Tagataese to the mat with a powerbomb onto a chain; the same chain he used to whip and choke the champion with, it appeared that the challenger was close to claiming the title on several occasions. The end came when Niwa attempted to powerbomb the Big Man off of the ring stairs and through a table. Tagataese was able to block the attempt before driving Niwa through the table with a massive Warhammer. As referee Conan Wood issued the ten count, the champion was able to get to his feet at nine to retain and move on to The Eliminator to face his next challenger.
That challenger will be ‘The Alphalete’ Charlie Roberts, who secured a victory in a Number One Contendership Match against Will Stone who answered Roberts open challenge after Cam Kaiba announced one day earlier that he would be pulling out of the show. An early beat down by Will’s fellow Dappers, Reuben de Jong and ‘Te Tahi’ Vinny Dunn wouldn’t hold Roberts back though and in the end he secured a definitive win over Stone to move on to The Eliminator! Will June 19th be the day Charlie Roberts finally ascends to the top of professional wrestling in Aotearoa?
Stone himself may be looking to prove something at The Eliminator as well. Prior to accepting Roberts’ Open Challenge, Will defended the Kinkade Cup in a five way match against Saint Finn, Sam Black, Horus and longtime rival, Alex Savage. Savage laid into Stone with such ferocity that the Dapper one retreated from the match, through the crowd. With the match now down to four it was Horus, the sole remaining member of CTRL, who picked up the win and the Cup in a fast-paced and action-packed match.
Church & State continued to abuse their power and numbers advantage in a five on two match for their New Zealand Tag Team Championship against Rufguts and Danny Octane; The Knights Of Mayhem. James Shaw used a belt shot to get his team intentionally disqualified, losing the match but saving the titles. After the match Church & State assaulted not only Rufguts and Octane, but also their manager, Sabrina. In a disgusting display, Shaw locked Sabrina in a headlock while screaming to the fans, “Look how strong I am!”
Frankie Quinn made a successful first defense of the New Zealand Women’s Championship against former champion, Candy Lee in a competitive opener which set the tone for the night ahead, with both wrestlers looking poised for victory multiple times throughout.
After defeating the upstart team of Nu Blood, comprised of Zac Hayle and Kid Nova, The Dapper Dynasty, Vinny Dunn and Reuben de Jong made a challenge to Manalanche. Not for The Eliminator but rather for IPW’s July event in a match that has a long and violent history in New Zealand Wrestling: Fans Bring The Weapons!
Be sure to join us at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall on June 19th for The Eliminator and on July 24th for Fans Bring The Weapons!
The Eliminator tickets: https://bit.ly/3fukvBL
Fans Bring The Weapons tickets available soon.