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UPRISING Full Results (31/03/2018)

April 2, 2018

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Wrestle Rampage returned to Port Adelaide for what was labelled a supercard, and certainly delivered as such. Here were all of the highlights and lowlights from the night.

A journey of retribution reaches an emotional conclusion…

…as Mike Boomer went on to regain the Cruiserweight Cup after almost a year of chasing. Boomer defeated Link Barnett in an incredible opener, making him the first ever 2-time holder of the Cup.

 

The dream run continues.

Adelaide’s Joanie May was able to secure her win back against Perth’s Amity Row. May has seen her fair share of ups and downs over the past year but it’s safe to say that the rookie is beginning to build some momentum in the new year.

 

Jonah. Taps. Out. (3 words we never thought would be written together) 

Touted as the ‘Rematch of the Year,’ Jonah Rock and AJ Istria delivered yet another war after 2017’s Match of the Year. It was a striking and grappling fans’ dream, as Istria went to work on Jonah’s arm, while Jonah tried to forearm Istria’s head back to sunny Queensland. In the end it was the resilient Istria who secured a deep arm bar, forcing ‘The Monster’ to tap out. 100% Istria’s most important win to date, but what is even more important is that afterwards a challenge was made for the rubber match at June 9th’s REVOLUTION with ‘Tap-out or Knock-out’ rules. Oh sweet Jesus!!

 

Robby Heart takes the soul of the World Beater

After costing Damian Slater his record-breaking 3rd Australian National Championship at January’s RELOADED event, the question was ‘why Robby why?’ Theories led back to the fact that Slater’s role in The Brotherhood in 2016 could have been partially responsible for Heart’s new, dark direction. Or perhaps it was that Heart & Slater share the honours of the most title reigns in Wrestle Rampage, with Heart not wanting Slater to surpass him? (OK, I started that theory. Now I’m struggling to believe that Heart even cares about the gold these days. *Sigh* I’m usually good at these things I swear!)

Either way the one-sided ‘grudge match’ was on. And we say one-sided because Slater seemingly had no interest in the match, making it very obvious to new Commissioner Benjamin Rosenthal that he wanted a spot in the #1 Contendership Rumble, and still had his eyes on the prize, not the new foe that awaited him. Rosenthal reluctantly agreed to give the 10th Rumble spot to the winner of this match, but in the end it was Slater, distracted by Amity Row, who fell to Robby Heart once again. Slater now finds himself even further away from the title picture and yet to pick up a victory in 2018. A very different picture than the gold-wearing, WWE-representing, almost-unbeatable past of the ‘World Beater.’

 

A Rat Daddy Revolution wages.

The Uprising Rumble was an opportunity for several of Wrestle Rampage’s most under-appreciated talents to secure a guaranteed fast-track to the gold, with the winner moving on to June 9th’s REVOLUTION to take on the Australian National Champion. In the end it was surprisingly Wrestle Rampage’s most talked about rookie sensations, Rat Daddy & Tommy Knight who were the final 2 left in the ring. With the crowd split completely in half, it was Rat Daddy who became the final survivor, putting the cherry on top of what has absolutely been the most monumental rookie year that we have seen.

 

The Gorgeous One becomes the TMDK Killer.

For years it has been the same story from us every month. “Don’t underestimate the grotesque image of Gorgeous Greg.” Now do you believe us? Greg Graham has become the first and only ever person to defeat 3 members of TMDK, on consecutive occasions. Hell, you could make a case for Gorgeous Greg being the most impressive Australian National Champion in history, even with the likes of Mikey Nicholls and Hartley Jackson in contention. A far cry from the initial shock and groan after Graham defeated Jonah Rock to win the title in 2017. However the fact that Greg needs an entourage of 37 people to do so, sours the whole ordeal for me. Yeah he beat Elliot Sexton. Yeah it was somewhat impressive. Still want to see him get punched in the face though! *folds arms and cries in corner* I guess it’s all aboard the Rat Daddy train from now on!!

Quick Results:

  • Mike Boomer def. Link Barnett(c) to become the 3rd Cruiserweight Champion
  • Joanie May def. Amity Row
  • AJ Istria def. Jonah Rock
  • Robby Heart def. Damian Slater
  • Rat Daddy won the Uprising Rumble
  • ‘Gorgeous’ Greg(c) def. Elliot Sexton to retain the Australian National Championship (2nd title defence)

 

The event will be released on Vimeo soon. 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 2 major events have been set:

Wrestle Rampage presents ‘ROAD TO REVOLUTION’ on Friday, May 4th @ Fowlers Live, Adelaide CBD (18+). Already confirmed is our tag team main event where JONAH ROCK & RAT DADDY will stand side-by-side for the first time ever to take on their next opponent’s AJ ISTRIA & GORGEOUS GREG.

Tickets available shortly via www.moshtix.com.au.

 

Wrestle Rampage presents ‘REVOLUTION’ on Saturday, June 9th @ Waterside Workers Hall, Port Adelaide (All Ages). Already confirmed is GORGEOUS GREG defending the Australian National Championship against RAT DADDY, and JONAH ROCK taking on AJ ISTRIA in a ‘Tap-Out or Knock-Out’ Match!

Tickets available shortly via www.wrestlerampage.com/tickets.

 

 

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