Sometimes, professional wrestling spawns intense, gruelling, and violent matches. The World title match was no exception. Markus Custom Ryan and Jeremy Elliott let it all hang out in their chairs match. Both men used vicious tactics on each other. In what will be remembered as perhaps Crossfire's most violent match, Elliott would retain, but not without a cost. Both men fought hard and didn't let up. Custom sustained a terrible laceration on his forehead from a brutal chair shot. With blood flowing and his body weakening as a result, he continued on. The champion also sustained an undisclosed upper body injury that is rumoured to be a broken jaw. Neither man flinched. Neither man stopped. But as always, only one can be declared the winner. Although Elliott kept his belt, both men won that night. The bigger question is which man lost more of himself going forward. Elliott will meet Jay Moore in a steel cage at Fired Up.
In what many observers would consider a mild upset, the Rochester Wrecking Crew became the new crossfire World Tag Team Champions by defeating the 2 time and defending champions Revelation. People may accuse the RWC of using nefarious tactics, but at the end of the day, they came out on top. Hellcat and Sweet frustrated Scourge and Ruin with their deceptive speed and polished team work. Revelation had their opportunities to put this match away in a successful defence, but the RWC hung tough and found ways to counter the massive fire power they were hit with constantly. RWC is a very good team. Perhaps they have been under estimated, and maybe they were looked over. But to their credit, they are your undisputed Tag Team Champions of the World.
Alexia Nicole is a fabulous wrestler. She is exciting with attributes of blinding speed, toughness, and a dizzying array of offense and counters. What she is not, is World Champion, Kaitlin Diemond. In her first title defence, Diemond looked like a champion. The veteran was able to weather the storm and expertly navigate through eveything Alexia threw at her. In alexia's young career. She has the tools to someday be a champion, with out a doubt. But right now, Kaitlin Diemond in a an absolute monster. She has extended her winning streak in singlescompetition at Crossfire now to 4, 2 of those coming by way of Technical Knock Out (TKO). Diemond is the real deal and looks solid in a very long run as champion.
Tomer Shalom and Chris LaPlante have never had any respect for each other. As long time number 1 of the Infamous 5, these gentlemen have crossed paths several times in the midst of a heated rivalry. This time around, Shalom had "Go Time"'s number. The former world champion has LaPlante in the hurt locker for the vast majority of the match. Then Shalom seemingly saw the opportunity to rub it in by using LaPlantes own finishing manouver, the sharp shooter, to submit him. There were two problems: he hadn't yet won the match, and never use a technique on someone who is a master said technique. With Tomer's insulting use of the sharp shooter, it gave LaPlante the only opening he needed. He reversed it, and applied it back, leading to the inevitable tap-out and another loss for Shalom.
Crossfire fans were astounded by the explosiveness of the Night Train -Justin Sane. Everyone took note, including the Infamous 5 who would love to have recruited him, only to be denied. Enter the Professional, Jaxon Jarvis who gave the Night Train some professional service in their match. Jarvis was able to use his positioning and cerebral attacks to compensate for the speed and power of his opponent. This was a very competitive match with both men trading near falls. Ultimately, Jarvis was too preoccupied with Chris LaPlante's ring side presence which proved to be a fatal mistake, one that Sane capitalized on. With an enormous 3/4 distance of the ring frog splash, the Professional fell to the still undefeated Just Sane.
The Fraternity made their Crossfire debut against on of the toughest and most tenured tag teams in the Italiano's. Gibson and Decker showed some excellent work in this match up and had the veterans in big time trouble early and often. But a very long and hot drive into town for the Frat Boys (thanks to the Pan AM games log jam) had a real effect on them. The Italiano's who reside here in Niagara were fresher. Eventually, Gary Gambino's charges wealth of experience were able to overcome the clinical and intelligent game plan the Fraternity brought to the table. Even in this loss, the Fraternity are a team with high expectations.
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|Justin Sane||Jaxon Jarvis||Pin Fall|
|Jeremy Elliott||Custom Ryan|