IPW proved that Saturday Night is indeed alright for fighting this past weekend with an action packed return to the Mount Albert War Memorial Hall!
Jake Shehaan and Moody literally tore the ring apart in a wild street fight for the IPW New Zealand Heavyweight Championship. In a bout that saw both combatants punish each other with steel chairs, a ladder, table and thumb tacks! The numbers game was too much for Moody to overcome however as CTRL members swarmed to ringside, removing the canvas from the ring, exposing the unforgiving wooden boards below. Shehaan delivered a piledriver on the boards to Moody before retaining the title with a belt shot to the head of the challenger.
It was a victory CTRL desperately needed. Earlier in the night, the formidable team of Jamie Tagataese and Charlie Roberts lifted the IPW Tag Team Championship from CTRL’s Knights Of Mayhem in a physical and hard-hitting two out of three falls match. Meanwhile, IPW Women’s Champion Amber Saint and Kinkade Cup Holder Horus were defeated by the team of Spartan and Frankie Quinn. With this victory, Quinn and Spartan earned themselves matches for the IPW Women’s Championship and the Kinkade Cup respectively at a future event.
The bond between ‘Te Tahi’ Vinny Dunn and Will Stone appeared to be severed Saturday night. In the opening contest, Vinny Dunn suffered a defeat at the hands of Alex Savage when Will Stone appeared in the crowd, making an obnoxious spectacle of himself and leading to Dunn’s defeat. Later, after attempting several times to avoid a match with Niwa, only to be foiled by David Dunn’s proclamations that he would be banned from the Eliminator should he fail to compete, Stone stole a victory from the veteran. Apparently frustrated by his protégé’s arrogance, Vinny Dunn not only allowed but encouraged Niwa to powerbomb the mustachioed menace repeatedly after the match, much to the delight of the raucous audience!
In tag team action, Nu Blood (Zac Hayle and Kid Nova) wowed the fans with a fast paced match against everybody’s favourite odd couple, Short Tempered (Matty Short and Liger) in a match which highlighted how competitive the tag team division has become in IPW.
In one of the most intense matches of the night IPW veterans Candy Lee and Britenay clashed in an all out war, exchanging viscous strikes, counters and submissions as the crowd reacted to every blow, sadly the match came to a disappointing end when Megan-Kate strolled to ringside, trademark baseball bat in hand and took out Britenay, causing Candy Lee to be disqualified. It’s hard to know what the recently returned Megan-Kate really wants as it seems that chaos and pain are her current goals.
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting showed that emotions and ambition are running high in IPW. What will be the fall out from this weekend’s action? Keep your eyes on our social media to find out and be sure to join us on May 14th when IPW tears the house down yet again.