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RELOADED Full Results (20/01/2018)

January 22, 2018

2018 was brought in with a bang as Wrestle Rampage made its Port Adelaide debut with a packed arena, Australia’s leading professional wrestlers and several groundbreaking moments. Here were some of the highlights from the event.

Expansion isn’t always a good idea…

With the newly termed group ‘Vanity Inc.’ adding new members by the month, one would think that their power in numbers approach would always prevail. However a trio led by Jonah Rock was able to foil their plans, with Havok & Willy Gibson putting the blame solely on newest member ‘Heart-Throb’ Corey Adams after the match.

 

The Cruiserweight Division closer and closer to being emptied.

Another title defence and another victory for Link Barnett, this time against Nick Golfis who was making his debut in probably the toughest circumstances ever faced by a Wrestle Rampage young lion. Barnett has now defeated many of the best Cruiserweights from around the nation including Mike Boomer, Robbie Eagles, Dowie James & Alex Kingston, so it will be interesting to see who is next in line.

 

Istria successful, but a Knight rises to the occasion.

Two warriors with similar mixed martial arts backgrounds, but the question was always going to be; will Istria’s experience take him over the line, or can 2017 Rookie of the Year Tommy Knight make his biggest statement yet? In the end it was an Istria arm bar which prevailed, but post-match was the biggest talking point as Istria launched a verbal and physical tirade on Knight, causing the 2 to be separated. Another of Knight’s mentors Jonah Rock made his presence felt, and later on a challenge was made for a March 31st rematch between Rock & Istria!

 

The Viking returns

The return of Einar Ironside went down a treat, with both Robby Heart & Tyler Trench feeling the wrath of the viking descendant and his teammate ‘The Smashing Machine’ Chris Vice.

 

The Rat Daddy Revolution rolls on…

The Christmas incident of 2017 was avenged as Dean Valente was defeated by Rat Daddy after a swift kick to the groin and something involving a chair that we chose to ignore because SCREW YOU DEAN!! *ahem* Sorry about that. Basically, yay Rat Daddy, haha Dean Valente. The way it’s supposed to be.

 

The World-Beater beaten as a dark soul comes back to haunt him.

When ‘Gorgeous’ Greg shockingly won the Australian National Championship from Jonah Rock at the closing of 2017, the question was never ‘Who can beat him?’ but always ‘How will he keep the title?’ Unfortunately this short-sighted observation is as dangerous as the Gorgeous one’s game plans and in the end Damian Slater was unable to capture his 3rd Australian National Championship. Although surprisingly enough, it was actually Robby Heart who appeared out of nowhere and sprayed a mist into Slater’s face, which allowed Greg to gain the important victory.

So let’s address the elephant in the room. Why Robby why? Slater acknowledged that he didn’t seem to know, before adding that his goal was still to become a 3-time champion, despite the assault. However call me a conspiracy theorist or maybe an avid historian, or maybe just someone with too much time on his hands, but I have a theory…

18 months ago Robby Heart returned from injury as ‘The Darkest Soul’. Gone was the fighting champion of past who had almost single handedly built an unprecedented following for Wrestle Rampage during his time on top. Let’s rewind a little and remember the fact that his initial injury came as a result of Damian Slater siding with The Brotherhood and taking out the former 2-time Australian National Champion, in Heart. I could even take the conspiracy theory further and state that both Slater and Heart hold the record for most Australian National Championships won, with 2 a piece, so a win for Slater would have given him a record-breaking 3rd reign as champ. Or maybe I should just calm down and watch how this all unfolds. Yeah that’s a better idea, this is stressing me out.

 

TMDK vs. New Japan Pro Wrestling

Of course we couldn’t have our 1st Port Adelaide event finish on a sour note. It was announced that TMDK members Jonah Rock & Damian Slater will be wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling on their upcoming FALLOUT DOWN UNDER tour in February, joining the likes of Kenny Omega, Cody, Okada, The Young Bucks and more! Head to tickets.destroyalllines.com for more information on the tour.

Reloaded

Quick Results:

  • Jonah Rock, Mike Boomer & Joanie May def. Vanity Inc. [Willy Gibson, Havok & Corey Adams]
  • Link Barnett(c) def. Nick Golfis to retain the Cruiserweight Cup
  • AJ Istria def. Tommy Knight
  • Chris Vice & Einar Ironside def. Tyler Trench & Robby Heart
  • Rat Daddy def. Dean Valente
  • ‘Gorgeous’ Greg Graham(c) def. Damian Slater to retain the Australian National Championship

 

The event will be released on Vimeo shortly. Make sure to checkout our current library of events at http://www.vimeo.com/wrestlerampage where you can rent or buy from just $4.99 for over 2 hours of action!

 

The next event ‘UPRISING’ will be held on March 31st back at Port Adelaide’s Waterside Workers Hall. Already confirmed, TMDK’s ELLIOT SEXTON will battle GORGEOUS GREG for the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, and we will see a rematch of 2017’s Match of the Year as JONAH ROCK takes on AJ ISTRIA.

Tickets will shortly be on sale via wrestlerampage.com/tickets.

 

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