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ACW: Nothing is As Real As A Dream 2012

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Prom was amazing, but you knew that. ACW doesn’t put on bad shows, and downtown Austin was treated to another night of the world’s most violent art form at its most beautiful. People dressed up, people broke up, people danced, people partied, people cried, people wrestled, people prommed.

It was just like your Prom but better. Even the Prom Queen was prettier.

Nothing is As Real As A Dream 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012
The Mohawk- Austin, TX

a. ACW Hardcore Championship: Matthew Palmer(c) defeated Gregory James, JC Bravo and Jordan Jensen to retain.
b. “The Wrestling Goddess” Athena defeated Barbi Hayden with the O-Face

Main Show:
1. The Takeover (Ken Carson & “Cowboy” James Claxton) (w/ Jaykus Plisken & Miss Maulie) defeated The Electric Company (Bolt Brady & Ricky Romida)
2. “The Mind of Wrestling” JT LaMotta defeated Chingo del Santo
3. Mojo Bravado (JoJo Bravo & Jordan Jensen) defeated Slim Sexy & JC Bravo when JoJo pinned JC.
4. Matthew Palmer & Su Yung defeated Davey Vega & “The Wrestling Goddess” Athena
5. Robert Evans defeated Pierre Abernathy
6. ACW Tag Team Championship Match: Darin Childs & Khris Wolfe(c) (w/ Machiko) defeated The Lost Boys (Jason Silver & Sky DeLacrimosa) to win the titles.
7. Dream Tag Team Evening Gown Match: ACW American Joshi Champion Angel Blue & Lady Poison defeated Rachel Summerlyn & Portia Perez
8. ACW Heavyweight Championship Match: ACH(c) defeated “The Infamous” Shawn Vexx and Jaykus Plisken to retain the title.
9. Jerry Lynn & Mat Fitchett defeated The Submission Squad (Gary Jay & Evan Gelistico) when Fitchett pinned Jay just before Lynn submitted to Gelistico.

Jordan Jensen, who seemed fairly intent on channeling Razor Ramon HG for most of the night, was nevertheless outstanding in both his opening match and his impromptu tag match later with JoJo BravoMojo Bravado are looking to be serious threats to the tag titles in the future. Likewise, Barbi Hayden showed that the American Joshi title is on her horizon with an excellent match against former champ Athena, who returned home after a several month absence. Barbie, Jordan, and Jojo get better every time they step foot in Anarchy.

Killah Kash would like the same to be said of him, but that wasn’t in the script. Kash made lots of noise about how intensely he was training for his grudge match with Scot Summers. He was boxing, running, studying tape. That didn’t matter because the match didn’t happen, via Scot Summers running in and just beating the shit out of Kash. Scot’s rage was understandable, Kash nearly took out his eye, but Kash is surely just as angry over not having a chance to prove his worth against Summers one-on-one. More to come.

Matthew Palmer AKA Mr. Prom lived up to his name and pulled double-duty at Nothing is As Real As A Dream. He successfully defended his Hardcore title in a wild four -man scramble then made a second appearance in the double date tag match. His “date” was Su Yung and they took on Submission Squad power couple Athena and Davey Vega. Both pairs danced with each before wrestling, then switched partners, leading to an elegant slow dance from Davey and Palmer, some booty rocking from Athena and Yung, and then a sneak attack from Athena to Yung because Athena is a really bad dance partner 1. Yung got her mean girl on as well, and tried to rip Vega’s face off whenever he was tagged in. Yung’s surprising nasty streak continued as she won the match by holding Athena’s tights.

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  1. And Athena always uses her booty to bully others.

ACW: The Show Goes On

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2012 had already started off with a bang for Anarchy Championship Wrestling. January’s Guilty By Association 6 left fans happy, stunned, and in a general state of awe. February’s The Show Goes On live did exactly as its title promised, keeping ACW’s unsurpassed streak of great shows going.

The first pre-show match was a four-way elimination for number one contendership for the U-30 Young Guns championship, featuring “Wild Gun” Aiden Colt, Jordan Jensen, Lillie Mae and Just Willie. Every single one in the ring wanted a shot at the title, currently held by JC Bravo, and the audience could tell by the action. Lillie Mae was the first to be eliminated, thanks to Colt who was eliminated almost immediately after by Jensen. Willie didn’t get to enter the ring until then, and when he did, wow. The boys went at it, but Willie ultimately triumphed over Jordan.

The next pre-show match was one that had been much hyped on Twitter: the yoga pants match! A four-way tag team match, it featured the pairings “Too Much Metal” Gregory James and Rachel Summerlyn (Too Much Bacon?), Darin Childs and Angel Blue, Davey Vega and Athena of the Submission Squad, and ACH and Mia Yim comprising “Team Kick.” Before the match started, the men left the ring in order to better admire their female counterparts displaying their stretching prowess—yoga pants are particularly ideal for stretching.

Finally Athena had enough of watching Angel Blue attempt to stretch, and an all-out brawl started. The guys jumped in to clear it up and finally we were left with Childs vs. Summerlyn to start the wrestling proper.

As the match was progressing, one of my friends pointed out Lady Poison’s presence in the crowd. She slowly stalked around the edge of the room for the duration of the match, just… watching. It was incredibly disconcerting.

Meanwhile, Athena eliminated Summerlyn (and Gregory James). Mia Yim entered the ring and challenged Athena to a booty comparison (via Athena having the audacity call Mia “flat ass” on Twitter). After getting to the wrestling (which still included both shaking their booties in the other’s face), Yim eliminated Athena and Vega.

Childs came into the ring next. Yim had a cover on him, but Angel Blue broke it by kicking Yim and then grabbed up the Joshi title belt and shoved it in her face violently enough to knock Yim to the mat. ACH came in to defend his Team Kick partner but Childs grabbed him and pinned him for the win before he could get there.

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ACW: Guilty By Association 6

It speaks to the depth of Anarchy Championship Wrestling’s roster, the complexity of its personalities, and the intricacies of its stories that Athena, rising star and national sensation, being robbed of her hard-earned American Joshi title by Angel Blue is probably only the fifth biggest story to come out of last month’s flagship show, Guilty By Association 6.

There was just so much: Big Willie (name not an exaggeration) hitting a springboard moonsault dive on the outside, Chris Trew getting his beard turned sideways by Scot Summers, Barry Breeze retiring from wrestling then proposing to his girlfriend just before two would-be lovers tried to choke the life from one another, JoJo Bravo trying to convince the crowd he is actually an unmasked Jyushin “Thunder” Lyger before having a small segment of his face detached temporarily (which he was ultimately very chill about thanks to appropriate medication), Darin in leopard print and Khris Wolfe and Khris Wolfe’s beard in a Patriots jersey, Ricky Romida dressed as a villain from an alternate future where Mel Gibson is still cool, Jaykus Plisken’s hilarious pondering about Miss Maulie and the American Joshi Title, Jerry fucking LynnDavey Vega winning the Anarchy Televised championship in a match where Jerry fucking Lynn took out at least two fans, writers from Bloody Elbow and Cageside Seats giving themselves a brief respite from the mediocrity they are typically forced to cover, and countless other tales from the sprawling Modern American Tragedy that is Anarchy Championship Wrestling.

The Never-Ending Battle

Pro Wrestling’s superhero savior ACH faced the main villain in his rogues gallery, Submission Squad member Gary Jay. Sporting a large Joker tattoo and a nasty red beard, the “Stiff Robo Ginger” stands at the polar opposite of everything that is ACH. ACH is loved, Gary despised. ACH amazes with uncharted athleticism while Jay, though a fine athlete in his own right, has a gritty style that’s more about chops and cheap shots. The two are destined to be enemies. Last November at the Lone Star Classic, ACH survived three grueling rounds of tournament action to capture the ACW Heavyweight title for the first time. It was the greatest night of his career, and it was ruined by Gary Jay. Jay attacked ACH, then stole the tournament trophy and ACW title before fleeing to St. Louis. He posed with the belt for pictures, taunting fans and ACH with proclamations that he was the real champion.

This was enough to break ACH’s typical cool. He beat and brutalized Gary’s fellow Squad member Pierre Abernathy last December, and promised he’d do the same to Jay for disrespecting the fans and the title. As promised, ACH came in to Guilty By Association with a mean streak he rarely displays. Jay felt every amazing move in ACH’s arsenal, and a few new attacks designed just to punish him. Gary Jay likely regretted bringing ACH’s pisstivity levels to a record high, but perhaps there was some strategy in that. ACH uncharacteristically picked Jay off the mat multiple times, when he clearly had him beat, in order to deliver more pain. Jay briefly was able to use this to his advantage, and overall brought his A-game in a great main event. But in the end the ACW title came back to where it belonged as the sounds of Gary Jay tapping out echoed through the streets of Austin, followed by roaring chants of “A-C-H” from the standing room only crowd.

Predictably, the celebration was short-lived. As it is for super-heroes, so it goes for heavyweight champions: defeat one foe and another rises up. The new look Children of Pain, lead by Shawn Vexx, crashed the celebration. Vexx made it clear he wanted a shot at the young man he once mentored, and attacked ACH, giving him an injury that he limped back to the locker room with.

“Best Friend” Means You’ll Get What You Deserve

2011 was possibly the best year for RAJETT (Rachel and Jessica’s Excellent Tag Team). Not only did they capture and hold the ACW Tag Team Titles in a historic reign, they also achieved great singles success. Well, at least, Rachel Summerlyn did. While Rachel won the ACW Anarchy Televised title and the Queen of Queens tournament, Jessica James spent most of the year dealing with her personal demon. Yes, Lady Poison began the year by winning the American Joshi title and had several months atop the division, but she was eventually bested by Athena and relegated to the darkest corners of Jessica James’ psyche. After they lost the tag belts at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Jessica wasn’t even a part of the next ACW show, while Rachel competed on it for the ACW Heavyweight Title.

Take that and add in the recent emergence of Machiko, ACW trainee and second for Rachel Summerlyn, and one can only assume that when Jessica James came into Guilty By Association she was not in her normal, care-free state of mind. During the match itself, Jessica yelled at Rachel that she was not her “sidekick” and that she wanted to be wrestled like a “real person.” Rachel bitterly obliged and used her size and strength advantage to overpower her partner. The match was highly competitive, as expected from two of the top women in the sport, but you had a feeling neither had gone completely all-out before the final bell rung. Rachel won after some close calls from Jessica. The two shook hands and embraced, as JJ accepted that Rachel was just the better woman that night. Or so we thought.

As Rachel began to make her way out of the ring, Jessica lay on the mat with her hair covering her face. Rach checked on Jess and tried to help her up, but was pushed off. She tried again, only to be met by the cold, dead eyes of Lady Poison! Poison gave her deadly kiss to both Rachel and Machiko, leaving them spitting up black venom as they were carried backstage. Jessica loved Rachel, but she has chosen darkness. She hasn’t been heard from since January. Which may be for the best, because Rachel wants revenge.

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ACW: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011

Austin, Texas. One of America’s great cities and cultural capitals. It is the zeitgeist of art, food, and music two years ahead of everyone else. The progressive creative spirit in Austin is unmatched, which makes it an odd home for a wrestling company. The sport isn’t dead, but it’s been buried alive under outdated ideas, useless conventions, and nonsensical mores. The most popular presentation of it offers nothing to this generation that it didn’t offer to their parents. A Pro Wrestling company shouldn’t be able to gain any ground in the most youth driven city in the States.

And yet, Anarchy Championship Wrestling continues to thrive. It makes it’s home in the true heart of Texas, just two food trucks away from 6th Street (think Bourbon St. with no strip clubs, and somewhat better music venues). There are plenty of other things people could do on a Saturday or Sunday Night than spend several hours at a wrestling show. Yet, they come. In droves. Every month.

An ever-increasing collection of people (it would be presumptuous to label them all “wrestling fans”) make their way to the Mohawk to see the best wrestling Texas has to offer. There’s more women than the average wrestling show. Fans show up in band  T-Shirts ranging from Metallica to MGMT to Mos Def to Madonna to Muse to Morrisey. There’s a section on the stage where lightly bearded hipsters hate the wrong people while the rest of the audience hates them. There’s die hard wrestling fans, and people who proudly proclaim they hate wrestling (but love Anarchy). The experience is unique, exciting, jarring, scary, damaging, uplifting, life-affirming, and so much more than just “wrestling.” In the past few months, it’s become even more than that.

Take last November’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. A three-day multi-genre music and art festival that prides itself on having the chillest homegrown vibe in its class. It’s Lollapalooza without the corporate bullshit. It’s SXSW without the hassle. It’s way, way too cool for wrestling. But there was a place Anarchy.  ACW is the only promotion that could conceivably put on an extended weekend’s worth of suitable wrestling action in this type of venue without altering or compromising the product. They came out and put on a true ACW show that was enjoyed by ACW loyalists carrying hand-drawn signs, and the punk kids disappointed by Danzig’s meltdown, and the club kids trying to score before Diplo came on, and the kids who just realized there was a wrestling on the show on and wished they had brought their replica belt with them. There’s something in ACW for everyone.

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ACW: Beyond Good and Evil 2011

In his seminal work “Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to the Philosophy of the Future,” Friedrich Nietzsche deconstructed Western philosophy by challenging, among other things, the notion of a universal human morality. Nietzsche felt that moral frameworks based on the dichotomy of “good” and “evil” were inherently flawed, and should be done away with in order to create a new philosophical paradigm. Nietzsche saw good and evil merely as pretentious moral dressing on the real driving force behind human behavior der Wille zur Macht, the Will to Power. Nietzsche saw this Will to Power, the struggle to reach the highest level in life, at the core of both human actions and a driving force in nature itself.

In Anarchy Championship Wrestling‘s appropriately titled Beyond Good and Evil 2011, these Nietzschean ideas played out in pro wrestling form. Even in a company based in anarchy, ACW wrestlers are usually seen as proponents of either good or evil. However this show suggested that, at the end, this division was not clear cut. Ultimately all were driven to act by their personal ambition, and not a moral imperative. We saw fan favorites brutalize each other in an effort to become the face of ACW. We saw reviled villains work against each other for temporary gain instead of uniting for the greater evil.  We saw greed turn partners against one another, honorable men taking shortcuts to achieve success, and an act of revenge driven by a hatred so pure that it would be impossible to understand, let alone judge.

It was also Fan Appreciation Night, Portia Perez’s Birthday Palooza and the Halloween show, for those who like their moral annihilism with fun costumes. Here’s how it went down.

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Beyond Good or Evil

The Mohawk, Austin, TX
Sunday, October 23, 2011

A. ACW Tag Team Championship: Rachel and Jessica’s Excellent Tag Team (c) defeated Jordan Jensen & Jojo Bravo,  The Halloween Crew (Jack-O-Lantern & Black Rocker), Mat Fitchett & Gregory James – Rachel and Jessica came out in amazing Buffy and Faith outfits. That, combined with the riffs of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer opening theme, threw the Lost Boys into a blood frenzy and they attacked the Tag Champs as they entered. A cowardly act, considering this match was an open challenge for the titles. They’ve been attacking RaJETT for months claiming they deserve a shot, and they could have placed themselves in the match if they shows. Apparently, the Lost Boys felt they weren’t ready to face RaJETT head on. Perhaps with good reason, considering how the match transpired.

As she often does when called into a multi-person pre-show match, Jessica James to charge and kicked all sorts of ass. She even had time to compare heights with Jojo Bravo and play a game of trick or treat with The Halloween Crew. They were stingy with their Butterfingers, driving JJ to scream, “Look motherfucker, I want my candy!” She eventually got some from friendly audience members without any casualties.

Rachel Summerlyn’s Mr. Pointy (running Yakuza kick) took out JJJB, a super crusher by Fitchett ended Halloween early for the Crew, and then RaJETT tootsie-rolled their way to another title  retention. The World’s Greatest Tag Team Vampire Slayers were happy about the win, but still pretty miffed about that attack from earlier.

Note: “Too Much Metal” Gregory James was dressed as Mat Fitchett’s usual Tag Team partner Brent Masters. He seemed like a natural fit, so a “Too Much Flippy Shit” trio down the line would be nice.

B. Four Way Match for ACW American Joshi Championship Athena (c) defeated Barbie Hayden, Portia Perez, and Lillie Mae – Athena came out dressed as ACH, the non-evil, non-female version of herself. This Barbie didn’t come with any costumes, wisely as she was making her ACW Portia. Portia is just scary enough on her own. She welcomed Hayden to the American Joshi Division by savagely choking her out. Almost immediately though, Portia was upset again by Lillie Mae with a School Girl. Lillie came very close to scoring another huge win, but Athen’s Charming Heroine had the Glow tonight and finished off Lillie with a top rope Frog Splash to retain the title.

1. Ken Carson defeated Chingo del Santo - Chingo was, inexplicably, dressed as a Taco. Ken Carson, also made his ACW debut and wasn’t nearly as fan friendly as Barbie. He was still very impressive, and his performance drew The Takeover’s Jaykus Plissken ringside for a bit of scouting. Carson scored the upset win over the Texas Taco with a Boston Crab.

2. Team S.E.X. (High-Roller Hayze & Johnny Axxle) w/ Chris Trew defeated The Lost Boys (Jason Silver & Sky de Lacramosa) – The Lost Boys came dressed as two soap opera actors (not from True Blood or The Vampire Diaries, too obvious). They should have picked less conspicuous, or at least more intimidating, disguises as The Slayers made a run in and got a measure of revenge for the earlier attack. A wicked double team Air Raid Crash later scored Team S.E.X. the win. They scored again after the match as the girlfriend of a fan chose to follow them back to the S.E.X. suite.

3. Jaykus Plisken defeated Shawn Vexx – Jaykus came out wearing a Red Lantern shirt, which meant his power was fueled by rage. Indeed he nearly ended the life of a fan who got a bit too personal about Type-O-Negative. He saved enough of that anger to survive a gallant effort by former ACW Heavyweight Champion Shawn Vexx. He called out Vexx on his “baby mama drama,” which is just cold-blooded. They had a good, long fight with Jaykus controlling most of it. However towards the end, Vexx delivered four straight picture perfect German Suplexes, and looked on his way to the win, but Jaykus pulled out a wicked backbreaker from nowhere to earn a narrow victory.

4. ACW U-30 Championship: JC Bravo (c) defeated Slim Sexy, Killah KASH, Gregory James, Khris Wolfe, Berry Breeze (w/ Chris Trew) – JC Bravo costume was perhaps the most esoteric of the night, as he was the Spirit of the New Wave (next year, we demand Post-Punk). Like any ACW scramble this was mad. Khris Wolfe’s #KingsRoadBeastMode is even more intimidating now that a beard is in the mix (Bryan Danielson, your move). Killah “Monster” Kash continued to show improve, but fell short of winning his first ACW gold.

The beef between Breeze and Bravo proved far from over. JC picked up the win in the match, but Breeze attacked him after (no doubt at the urging of the devious anti-hipster Chris Trew). Chingo had to make the save for his fellow Legionnaire but, boy, was Bravo pissed. He demanded the microphone and said he was tired of being jumped on and wanted to prove that he can take on anyone. He then right then and there laid out an open challenge for another defense of his title. Shockingly that led to…

5. ACW U-30 Championship: Chingo del Santo defeated Champion JC Bravo (c) to become the new Champion – Yes. Even after suffering the betrayal that destroyed the Smurf Nation, Chingo allowed his ambition and greed to overcome him.  He jumped the already worn down Bravo from behind and effectively stole his best friend’s title. We’ve heard that Bravo will explain his actions in the future, but it’s hard to think of any possible justification. JC was in no condition, mentally or physically, to have another match that night. Chingo should have been talking him out of his crazy Cowboy challenge. Instead he saw gold, and took it in a shameful way.

6. Angel Blue with Darin Childs defeated Barbie Hayden – If any ACW fans wanted to know what it’d be like to be berated by a foul-mouthed Lady Gaga, they found out at BGE 2011. The eloquently vulgar Angel Blue showed off her new, lovely costume with her same, hateful mouth. Barbie Hayden had another chance to prove herself in the AmJo division, she was more than just a pretty package. She took quite a beating from Blue (who transformed into an angry female Ziggy Stardust once her wig came off), but definitely held her own. Angel “Poked-Her Face,” (her pun, not ours) and got the win after a very good match. Angel Blue gets better every time out, and Barbie is a great addition to the Division.

7. ACW Heavyweight Championship Match Darin Childs (c) w/ Angel Blue defeated Jeff Gant – Another impromptu title match. This time young Jeffery demanded a shot at the man who has been bullying him for the past year. The ref-turned-rookie actually did quite well while it lasted, but an Avalanche style Fall From Grace put an end to the boyhood dream, for now.

Darin’s victory celebration was short lived. Former ACW Champion, Joshi Division hater, and all around dick JT LaMotta made his surprise return and attacked Darin, declaring an intent to recapture the title he once held.

8. Just Willie, Bolt Brady, Ricky Romida & Jessica James defeated The Submission Squad (Pierre Abernathy, Evan Gelistico, Gary Jay & Athena) – This was originally meant to be a 6 man tag. Athena made her way out to the ring with her Squad and called out Lady Poison. Instead Jessica James emerged from the curtain and after suggesting that Lady Poison may no longer be with us, she challenged Athena and they were added to the bout.

The Submission Squad is already a top crew, and Willie, Brady, and Romida are steadily working their way up the ACW ladder. The addition of James and Athena, who’ve already had epic battles in the past, lead to an absolutely stellar match. Evan Gelistico was the Orange Lantern, which represents avarice. He took the time in the match to call out Johnny Saint (someone make this happen) as he worked over Bolt Brady. Perhaps it was the arrogance that cost them, but the slick team work of the Submission Squad did not bring them the win here. After the match Jessica James and Athena had to be pulled apart. It’s probably not over between those two.

9. ACW Anarchy Televised Title Match: “Mr. Showtime” Scot Summers (c) w/ Stan Summers defeated Davey Vega with a Triple Rolling Brainbuster - Showtime was dressed as the Yellow Lantern, whose abilities are powered by fear. That was very appropriate since Summers expressed a rare hesitation when talking about this match. Showtime had broken his hand a few weeks prior to this show. That’s a bad injury to go into any match with, but even worse when you’re facing a former ACW Heavyweight Champion and member of the Submission Squad. Summers made it clear he had not gotten over his loss to Robert Evans at last year’s Lone Star Classic, where he was forced to submit to an arm bar and lost the ACW Title.

The first phase of the match was almost an MMA exhibition, with Vega uses his submission skills to counter Summers mat wrestling strength. Summers hand clearly bothered him, in those early exchanges. Things got ugly soon after as Summers busted open his knuckles badly. Somehow, someway he was able to fight through the pain of broken bones and open wounds during several close submission attempts. Survival was only half the battle, because he still had to beat Vega and Vega would not say die. Not to suplexes. Not to brainbusters. Not to a brainsuster on a chair. It took three rolling sheer-drops, with the final being on steel, to put Vega down.

Amazing match. Afterwards Summers offered this profound praise to Vega, “There’s something about you that, when you come from behind the curtain, everybody believes in you.” Indeed.

10. ACH vs. “Centerfold” Matthew Palmer went to a No Contest - When this special, fan pleasing dream match was announced, Palmer stated publicly that he as the “Son of Anarchy” probably couldn’t keep up with the Next Best in the World ACH. A lack of confidence? Not quite. As the familiar intro of “In the Air Tonight” was cut short and the J Geils Band started to play, fans saw the glorious return of the smiling, dancing, posing “Centerfold” version of Matthew Palmer. This aspect of Palmer hadn’t been seen for about a year, and was especially unexpected given his recent obsession with MASADA. But, after all, it was fan appreciation night. Palmer seemed to put aside his personal goals to give the fans what they wanted, and they wanted greatness.

This needs to be said a lot when you’re covering good wrestling, but I’m not sure if it’s ever been more necessary: There are not words to adequately describe this match. It was hard-hitting, fast paced, innovative, high-flying, technically sound, and everything in between and outside and beyond that. The knuckle lock sequence in the opening minutes was as fresh than almost anything else I’ve seen this year. Yes, the knuckle lock. That was just a start of what was the match of the night, possibly year, possibly eternity. That’s how it felt in that moment, at least. Wrestlers gathered on the balcony to watch with all the fans as everyone knew something special was happening.

As the back and forth “Let’s Go Centerfold!” “A-C-H” filled the streets of downtown Austin, Palmer climbed the far wall of the venue and invited ACH to join him for something amazing and reckless. However, as soon as ACH made his way up Palmer quit the match, telling the fans he doesn’t appreciate them at all, and disappeared into the night. Everyone was left shocked, confused, and mostly angry after being robbed of a conclusion to what could have been a timeless match. As everyone sat in stunned silence, only one person seemed to know what they wanted to do next…

11. ACH defeated Mat Fitchett – Anarchy’s Young Lion, Mat Fitchett, is always looking for an opportunity to prove himself. It’s part of the reason why fans have embraced him so. However his timing here  just seemed wrong. ACH was worn out from a grueling match while Fitchett had plenty of time to recover from his pre-show appearance. With the dick move Chingo pulled earlier, it did not reflect well on young Fitchett. Matt came at ACH 100MPH hoping to score the big win quickly, but paid for his unbridled ambition when ACH countered the Shooting Star Press (via knees) and got the pin.

12. Darin Childs & “Cookie Monster” Rachel Summerlyn defeated Portia Perez & JT LaMotta – This was a “Mystery/Dream Partner Tag Match.” Portia’s hand was tipped early when JT made his attack on Darin. This time he came out dressed as Scott Hall, which was awkward since a fan in the audience had the same idea. Yes, LaMotta is the same guy who spent the first half of the year making life hell for all the ACW Joshi. However, Portia hates all the other women in ACW just as much, maybe even a little bit more, so the team made sense.

Darin Childs’ mystery partner was a special birthday surprise for Portia, on Portia Perez Appreciation Night. Very special indeed as Portia’s personal nutritional hero/fashion icon the Cookie Monster showed up! Sadly everyone was amused, but Portia. She was probably following her instincts as her eternal rival Rachel Summerlyn was under the suit. In spite of Darin’s affiliation with The Lost Boys, Rachel agreed to team with him in order to get another shot at P2. Predictably they tried to kill each other. It got ugly enough where their partners had to hold them back.

JT Lamotta looked very solid here coming off an injury. His attitude toward women seemed to have improved slightly, as he mostly worked well with Portia. Only mostly, because towards the end of the match he tried to bargain, then steal, a kiss from Portia. She promptly superkicked his teeth out, effectively removing him from the match. This incident occurred shortly after the Lost Boys came out and attacked Rachel. Jessica James followed, barefoot, all four brawled to the backstage area not to be seen again. That left just Darin and Portia and Portia’s wrench.

In order to understand what happened next we have to backtrack to the start of the show. Being the Halloween event many fans came in costume, but one stood out a bit. A tall, deliberate man came wearing an intricate Rorschach costume. It looked so good that I snapped a couple of photos while he sat there. Motionless. Through the pre-show. Through all the matches. He did not cheer. He did not check his phone or grab a drink. For 4-plus hours he just sat and intensely watched every single match. He did not make any movement, until the very end of the main event.

When Portia went to her corner to fetch her wrench and put Darin down for good, “Rorschach” rose from his seat, took the wrench off the apron and sat back down. This distracted and confused Portia long enough for Darin to hit the Fall From Grace and earn the pinfall. As Darin went to the back, Portia stood in the ring still in shock. Shock turned to horror as the man masked, trench-coated man mad his way into the ring. As Anarchy’s personification of Evil, Perez has never backed down from anything or anyone. That night she saw or maybe felt something beyond evil. Pure hatred, divine retribution, and brutal revenge from the man who revealed himself to be Robert Evans! Yes, the former “King of Anarchy,” whom Portia spurned all the way back in January, made another unbelievable return to ACW. As he promised, he hurt Portia in the most painful way at her most vulnerable moment. After driving Portia to the mat with a Reverse Styles Clash, Evans got on the microphone and sang “Happy Birthday” to her in the most chilling way possible. He posed briefly for the fans, then walked out of the venue leaving Portia in a sad heap as the crowd roared. Happy Birthday, Portia.

And that was Anarchy. As usual, all the matches were at least solid, most good, a couple outstanding, and one was the sort that redefines wrestling. Another great, unforgettable night of wrestling from one of the best companies in the world. Enjoy the pictures. Buy the DVD, and add ACW to your live wrestling “Bucket List” because there’s nothing else like it in the world.

DDS will be on hand for one day of this weekend’s ACW Fun Fun Fun Fest shows. Until next time, enjoy the photos and match below the cut:

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ACW: Evolution of the Revolution V

On perhaps my 3rd or 4th visit to Austin for an Anarchy Championship Wrestling show, I randomly ran into Paul Ben-Victor, an actor best known for his work as Spiros “Vondas” Vondopoulus on HBO’s acclaimed crime drama, The Wire. The Wire is one of the most beloved series in recent memory due to its living, breathing presentation of the city of Baltimore, the show’s highly complex and well-developed characters, and its labyrinthine mix of intersecting plots. Its portrayal Baltimore felt so believable that the real life analogues of The Wire’s political figures had to answer criticism based on the show. More importantly every character on The Wire, from politicians to drug kingpins to journalists to hustlers to detectives to foster children, found themselves connected in some way.

In ACW we have Matthew Palmer feuding with MASADA, which leads to Palmer feuding with Scot Summers, who is feuding with Awesome Andy, who’s taking on MASADA. Or there’s Rachel Summerlyn who’s always at odds with Athena who is challenging Lady Poison for the American Joshi title which Poison won from Portia Perez, whom Rachel Summerlyn is also always at odds with. This multi-dimensional web of friendships and feuds make Emmy winning cable dramas so addictive, and you can find the same qualities in ACW plus some of the best athletic competition on the planet.

I was lucky enough to see the latest chapter in the Epic of Anarchy this past weekend live at The Mohawk. At least most of it as, due to travel issues, I missed the first few matches. Thankfully got some great photos and many of the matches will be available on the Anarchy Televised Youtube Channel.

Anarchy Championship Wrestling – Evolution of the Revolution V

The Mohawk – Austin, Texas
Sunday, September 18, 2011


A. Matthew Palmer defeated Payday

B. Scot Summers defeated Draven (w/ Miss Maulie & Jaykus Plisken) and “Big Rig” Seth Copeland (w/ “Playboy” Johnny Axxle)

C. Angel Blue (w/ Darin Childs) defeated Jessica James (w/ Rachel Summerlyn)

Main Show

1. Pierre Abernathy “defeated” Gary Jay

2. Gary Jay and Pierre Abernathy defeated Ricky Romida and Bolt Brady – I was informed after the fact that the Gary Jay vs Pierre Abernathy match was a less than serious affair, with these two members of the Submission Squad trying to go home early without giving the fans a legitimate contest. However, Bolt and RR had a problem with this and challenged them to an impromptu tag match. Bolt’s magnificent pants and Gary’s Member’s Only Jacket were apparently also at stake in this contest.

3. The Lost Boys (Jason Silver & Sky de Lacrimosa) defeated Cali Krush (Dax Daring & Jordan Jensen), The Hired Guns (Aiden Colt & Omega), and Legion of Shroom (JC Bravo & Chingo Del Santo) – The Lost Boys took out the LOS who took out the Cali guys who took out the Wild Guns. Barry Breeze, still bitter at his former friends, ran in and cost the Legion of Shroom the match Upon victory the Lost Boys spoke up, demanding a shot right then and there at the ACW Tag Champs Rachel Summerlyn and Jessica James. They’ve claimed for months that they had more than earned a title opportunity, but were left unsatisfied.

4. “The Business” (Berry Breeze, Killah Kash) and “Team S.E.X.” (High Roller Hayze, Amanda Fox, “Playboy” Johnny Axxle) defeated Jeff Gant, Payday, “Too Much Metal” Gregory James & “Just Sexy” (Just Willie and Slim Sexy) – Having found direction under the guidance of hipster-smashing culture-clashing improv-mashing Chris Trew, Breeze and Kash, along with the now complete Team S.E.X. scored a very impressive win over the mish-mash I Just Pay For Metal Sexy Lovin’ team. In particular, Amanda Fox seemed to enjoy showing young Jeff the ropes, though he held his own, and Kash’s new new attitude seems to have made him into the monster he always wanted to be.

As the competitors dispersed the biggest monster in all of pro wrestling, Portia Perez, came from out of nowhere and brutally attacked Amanda Fox, planting her head first on a chair with a DDT. Portia took to the mic claiming, once again, that she was the best wrestler in the world and she was tired of other women who aren’t on her level stepping to her. She promised to end Lillie Mae’s career in the next match.

5. Bunkhouse Brawl – Portia Perez defeated Lillie Mae via referee stoppage after the Ninja Choke – The last time these two met, Lillie Mae did something few people today can manage: she beat Portia Perez. She did something even fewer have ever done, and that’s embarrass Portia Perez (via slop bucket). Portia started this feud by taking a wrench to the already broken nose of Lillie Mae at this past June’s Queen of Queens tournament, robbing Lillie of her chance at competing. However, Lillie had managed to turn the tables in recent months at it was Portia that was out for revenge and blood, and she got both.

As advertised, these skilled wrestlers spent most of their time just trying to maul each other, inside the ring and out. Lillie brought a branding iron which she put to use, unheated, on Portia. She also took her belt off and just whipped her. Portia turned the entire venue into weapon, slinging Lillie into, onto, or off of anything she could find. Classy as always, Portia also found time to spit in Lillie’s face and assault a bystander who got in her way. Eventually, Portia’s frienemy Darin Childs came in and returned Portia’s beloved wrench to her (which he had stolen/borrowed at an earlier show). With that she busted Lillie in the grill again, drawing blood and leading her to another brutal choke out victory.

Portia refused to let go of the hold initially and Rachel Summerlyn, whose beef with the Ninja will likely never end, came out to help Lillie as the ref brought her to the back for medical attention. That bled into…

6. Angel Blue (w/ Darin Childs) defeated Rachel Summerlyn – It was the 2011 MVP of Anarchy against perhaps the Best Comeback/Most Improved wrestler on the roster.  Early on there were shades of Nakajima as Rachel added some roundhouse middle-kicks to her arsenal. She slapped Angel so hard that she began asking existential questions like, “Why does everybody keep slapping me?” The answer she seemed to come internally was, “Because they have arms,” so, she tried to remove Rachel’s with various holds.

A massive dead-lift wheelbarrow suplex and Rachel was back in control. As fans chanted “MAKE! HER! TAP!” Rachel began to apply the Texas Cloverleaf, securing the victory. That is until Angel’s Children of Pain compatriots, the Lost Boys, came out. Darin, leader of the COP, had somewhat controversially accompanied Blue to the ring and showed his full support for her throughout the contest. However he commanded his minions to not interfere in this match, but Silver and De Lacrimosa refused to listen so driven for their quest for a tag title shot. They put Rachel out cold with some huge throws and allowed Angel to take the win. Darin showed some concern for Rachel, which angered Blue. This seeming Dissension amongst the COP came at an inconvenient time, as those vamps are going to need backup from Darin, Blue, and Wolfe in order to not get dusted by Rachel.

7. Anarchy Televised Title Match – “Mr. Showtime” Scot Summers (c) defeated Darin Corbin to retain title – Darin Corbin faced MASADA wearing a dress. Darin Corbin faced Scot Summers wearing polka dots and rainbow fringe. Darin Corbin is the toughest man in professional wrestling.

Scot Summers was returning from his tour for FREEDOMS in Japan, and he felt like elbowing people in the face. You couldn’t ask for a better face to elbow than Corbin’s, but he gave as good as he got. The match was really good and much closer than fans seemed to expect. The underestimated Corbin proved again that he can go just as hard as any of the regular Anarchists. Unfortunately for Corbin, he allowed himself to get distracted by Scot’s ‘half’ brother, Stan. This led to a “Say ‘Hi’ to Jun Kasai” Sheerdrop Brainbuster that gave Scot the win.

8. American Joshi Title Match: Athena defeated Lady Poison (c) with The “O” Face to win title – The live action horror film known as Lady Poison has dominated ACW since January, after she defeated Portia Perez for the American Joshi Championship at Guilt By Association V. The highly skilled, highly athletic, highly devious Athena also made a name for herself on that show by defeating Rachel Summerlyn in a savage 10,000 thumbtacks match. With Lady Poison proving to be one of the most unstoppable champions in all of wrestling people had begun to wonder if anyone was ever going to take the title from her. Athena, on the other hand, had no doubts that it was once again her time to reign over Anarchy.

Athena started the match using  the submission moves she’s added to her arsenal recently. A great strategy, if you’re facing a wrestler and not a Lovecraftian monstrosity that’s merely taken the form of a wrestler. Athena completely dislocated Poison’s shoulder and Poison casually used the ropes to reattach her arm to the rest of her body. Things only got sicker from there. Gary Jay and Pierre tried, but were sent to the back after LP dived on them, from the top rope to the outside, and filled their mouths with her venom.

The Wrestling Goddess took advantage of the distraction, and smashed Poison with the American Joshi title for the win. Wait, no she didn’t because you can’t kill what’s already dead. Lady Poison rose up a split second before the three count and dragged Athena out of the ring.  They brawled on the stage outside of the ring and Athena powerbombed Poison into a wall! She brought LP into the ring and hit her amazing diving top rope stunner, the “O” Face, but that still wasn’t enough! Lady Poison was back in control however, having spent all her black death on the Submission Squad earlier, Poison was not able to put a poison kiss on Athena.

Finally, it took a massive inverted-powerbomb and another “O”-face to stun the zombie queen long enough to score a pinfall. As Athena began to celebrate with her hard-won belt, Poison clawed at her feet, gnarling and gnashing with her blackened teeth. The SS came from the back and all three ganged up on Poison, beating beat her unconscious. That brought out Poison’s…friend, Matthew Palmer. While he was scheduled to be in the next match, taking on his person “big bad” MASADA, Poison was in bad shape and rumors floated that he left the building to get her some medical attention. Either way, he did not answer the call for the next match, but two other men stepped up to challenge the Hardcore Beast.

9. Hardcore Title Match MASADA (c) defeated Mat Fitchett and Awesome Andy to retain title – Anarchy’s Young Lion, Mat Fitchett, may have picked the wrong match on the wrong day to try and get a piece of Anarchy gold. While he wowed the crowd as usual with his aerial ability, including a stunning Shooting Star Press off one opponent onto another, and resilience, Fitchett spent quite some time on the outside looking in on someone else’s war. You see, Awesome Andy has a problem with Scot Summers, his former mentor whom he betrayed, which also means he has a problem with MASADA, and Andy is arrogant/insane enough to like it that way.

And, actually, Andy more than held his own against the Beast, and survived the requisite Hardcore title defense chair party as well as some of MASADA’s most devastating moves. It even took a bit of help from Scot Summers and, of all things, a school boy by MASADA to end the match. The war didn’t end as while Summers went after Andy, Matthew Palmer came out of nowhere and wrecked the already weakened MASADA! It picked up the Hardcore title, which he passed up an opportunity for tonight, and tossed it back at MASADA, declaring he’d take it on another day.

Seeing the carnage, Summers chased Palmer out of the ring. He checked on MASADA looked at Palmer, who was crouching on the balcony of the Mohawk, and screamed, “You’re not crazy motherfucker, I am.” Summers is wrong. Palmer has gone from being a shallow lackey, to the home-grown World Champion “Son of Anarchy,” to dedicating his entire existence to the destruction of MASADA, all in just a year. There is an idea of a Matthew Palmer, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real Matthew Palmer, only an entity, something illusory, and though Scot Summers can look into his cold gaze and MASADA can drive a spike into his foreheard and feel flesh tearing and maybe they can even sense their passion for wrestling and violence is probably comparable: Matthew Palmer is simply not there 1.

10. ACH defeated Mia Yim – ACH is one of the hottest prospects in wrestling. With his unmatched athleticism and superstar charisma, it’s only a matter of time before he is absolutely everywhere. In fact, he was just coming off of his debut for Dragon Gate USA. Mia Yim is another young, charismatic, athletic wrestler who’s generating more and more buzz. She had just appeared for ROH the previous day and was getting ready to make her third tour of Japan in the week following the show. Add in their jabs at one another over the internet, and the match that makes itself. Yes, one happens to be male and one happens to be female, but this is Anarchy and trivial things like that, thankfully, don’t matter.

Someone should have given that memo to ACH. He began the match by saying that while he, of course, respects Mia as a competitor, he’d feel really bad if he hit her. So, Mia slapped the shit out of him. He tried to explain again, with the same result. On the third go, he ducked the strike and the match started proper. Still, ACH avoided using his martial arts ability, instead focusing on his equally good technical wrestling and high flying ability. Mia focused on technically kicking the black off of him. Leg kicks, head kicks, Penalty Kicks, Apron Kicks, running knee kicks to the corner, everything in the expansive arsenal of Mia left it’s mark on ACH.

Drawing inspiration from a current world tag team champion in the audience, ACH tried to slow Mia with a T-Bone suplex as well as the Haas of Pain submission. Mia then went for the kill herself, slapping on the K.I.D. guillotine choke multiple times, almost putting ACH out. ACH called for the World’s Greatest 450 splash, and while he was unable to hit it, he still scored the pinfall. This was for the best, as post-match Mia was still fresh enough to listen to ACH’s heartfelt poem. I do wonder why ACH never wrote anything for Jessica James.

This was a really great match, perhaps the best of the night. The crowd was very into it and Mia’s thunderous kicks. This is a match that wouldn’t happen anywhere else, and highlights what makes ACW one of the best wrestling companies in the world.

11. Double Jeopardy Match for ACW Heavyweight Title: Stage 1 – Jaykus Plisken (win & advance to stage 2) defeated Davey Vega (c) | Stage 1 – Darin Childs defeated Shawn Vexx | Stage 2 – Darin Childs defeated Jaykus Plisken to win title – Before the match Portia Perez attacked again! This time she took out Angel Blue leaving Darin, whose vampires were moody, with none of his COP backup. Darin looked almost puzzled by Portia’s actions, after all he had given her the wrench back. I’m not sure what relationship he had with P2, but he should know by now: Portia is a dick.

Pre-Match ACW ring announcer Barry kindly explained that this Double Jeopardy match would start with two separate singles matches going on simultaneously and the winders of those two matches would face each other in a final match to determine the ACW Champion. The competitors, kindly, ignored this rule and began throwing an “Everybody hates Jaykus,” party. Eventually the wrestlers did pair off with their assigned opponents, but  Only with the help of Draven and Maulie was Jaykus able to recover from his early beating. He shocked everyone by somehow putting the defending Vega out with the first pinfall, guaranteeing a new ACW Heavyweight champion before the end of the night.

Vexx and Darin have a storied history so their half of the match had devolved into a bloody brawl. However Jaykus declared he wanted Darin in the finals and, against the advice of his crew, decided not to rest up and helped Darin defeat Vexx. While neither man was 100%, Darin was bleeding heavily and Jaykus had Takeover backup in his corner. However, miscommunication with Draven and a driver through a bed of chairs later, and Darin Childs was the new ACW Heavyweight Champion. He looked more shocked than anyone at the result. Longtime ACW fans may recall that last time he won it, he only “held” the title for a few minutes (before Scot Summers made and won a challenge for the belt).

And that was the show! Be sure to check out this great compilation live reactions, from fans and wrestlers, on Storify. And be sure to tune in next month to see if the Children of Pain rally around their leader, or continue their dissension. Has Palmer taken on too big a task in angering both MASADA and Summers? With the zombie defeated will the vampires rise, or will The Slayer add another notch to her stake?  Are Mia and ACH meant to be?  Will there be any Joshi left to stop Portia’s terrifying reign of ninja terror? All this and more, next time on Anarchy.

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  1. I wish I had time to explain this reference, but I have to return some video tapes.

ACW: From Innocence to Insanity V

Anarchy Championship Wrestling is unstoppable. Just a few weeks ago at Queen of Queens, they put forth a convincing case that the ACW American Joshi Division contained “Best Women’s Wrestling in the World.” This past weekend ACW demonstrated that it simply puts on some of the best, most entertaining, and most diverse, shows in all of wrestling. ACW wrestler Killah Kash summed it up best on twitter prior to the show:

ACW Line Up:

  • Men vs Men
  • Women vs Women
  • Men vs Women
  • Big Name vs Rising Star
  • Hardcore
  • Softcore
  • Parkcore

Wow. You won’t see this at [other shows].



No other company delivers the same type of show ACW. Oddly, that became apparent when a delay in the arrival of the ring lead to an impromptu session of ACW Four Square. Fans witnessed the likes of Chris Hero, ACH, and Biss in an intense rendition of the school-yard favorite. No one seemed to mind that the actual wrestling portion of the show would be starting fairly late.

While there was no official winner, The Submission Squad’s Evan Gelistico was dominant for extended periods due to his reach advantage and creative ball serve. Likewise, the supernaturally tall Chris Hero went for long periods without elimination, but was ousted multiple times by the speed and athleticism of Athena and ACH. It seemed to all be Innocent fun until, after a bit of smack talk, Hero threw a sucker punch at ACH. At that point the ring had arrived, and thus began the Insanity.

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ACW 3rd Annual American Joshi Queen of Queens Tournament

Just before the 3rd Annual American Joshi Queen of Queens Tournament, Anarchy Championship Wrestling put out T-Shirts that boldly claimed their women’s division possessed the “Best Women’s Wrestling on the Planet.” Having seen every company with a claim to that title live, we think ACW has every right to make that statement. That goes double especially after last night. Once again, ACW topped its previous efforts and put on what fans and wrestlers seemed to agree was hands their best Queen of Queens tournament. There was not a single bad match on the show, with several that were just phenomenal and multiple people having the best matches of their entire careers. If you’re a fan of wrestling this is a show you must buy on DVD when it is released.


A. Gary Jay, ○ Evan Gelistico, and Berry Breeze defeated × Slim Sexy , Rico Rodriguez, Chingo Del Santo  with the St. Louis Stretch submission – Athena came out with The SS, but had to be carried to the back as she was all too excited to see Chingo whom she believes is Edward, a werewolf from the sparkle vampire movie series she loves. The Suicide Squad seemed entirely disinterested in teaming with Berry, which is understandable since for all their dickish ways the Squad knows the value of friendship (Berry previously betrayed all his friends in the now defunct “Smurf Nation” which Chingo was a member of). The dysfunction didn’t affect the outcome, as Squad did their thing, won the match, then tossed Berry out of the ring for fun.

B. Mat Fitchett defeated Khris Wolfe, Highroller Hayze, Matthew Palmer, Pierre Abernathy, and J.C. Bravo – A fast-paced and very entertaining match. Khris Wolfe utilized some King’s Road Beast Mode before falling to Matthew Palmer (who came out in MASADA garb, a nod to his quest to defeat the Death Match monster). Palmer then took out three people, including himself, leaving highflyers Fitchett and Bravo to do their thing before Mr. “Flippy” took it with a brainbuster onto the knees.This was listed as an Anarchy Televised match, so you’ll be able to watch it on ACW’s youtube channel. Make sure to do that, because it’s unskippable.

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ACW: Nothing is as Real as a Dream “Wrestling Prom” Results and Gallery

Last night, Austin’s Anarchy Championship Wrestling put on a show that only it could: a prom themed wrestling event. Fans and wrestlers were encouraged to dress their bes, Prom King and Queen were voted on (with controversial results), there was spiked red punch and embroidered cake (that ended up all over the ring).  It was an unforgettable night, one that showed why ACW is such a special place for professional wrestling.


Anarchy Televised Pre Show Matches:

ACW Tag Team Championship – Rachel and Jessica’s Excellent Tag Team (c) defeated Portia & Electro, Halloween Crew, and Cali Crush

Flippy Shit & Shawn Vexx defeated The Lost Boys & Khris Wolfe

Main Show:

The Legion of Shroom & Just Sexy defeated KASH, Breeze & Team S.E.X.

JT Lamotta (Jerk) defeated Lillie Mae

SLA Heavyweight Championship – Evan Gelistico (c) defeated Pierre Abernathy to retain

The Takeover defeated Bolt Brady, Cali Crush & Big Ricky

World Hardcore Championship – MASADA (c) defeated Darin Corbin (In a Dress)

Grudge Match – Darin Childs defeated Jeff Gant

U-30 Championship – Akira Tozawa defeated ACH (c), Arik Cannon, and Gary Jay to become new Champion

1st Ever Anarchist Evening Gown Match – Rachel Summerlyn defeated Portia Perez, Jessica James, Sara Del Rey, Athena, and ‘5 Star’ Amanda Fox

Anarchy Televised Championship – Scot Summers (c) defeated Shawn Vexx to retain

ACW Heavyweight Championship – Davey Vega defeated Matthew Palmer (c) to become new Champion

Some of our favorite moments from this great show included:

Rachel and Jessica’s Excellent Tag Team retaining their Tag Team titles in a four-way match for a special pre-show match. It was a fun match where Jessica tried, and failed, to wrestle in her terrifically sparkly high heels, before going Kana style (barefoot) and taking on the robots and surfers and costume freaks single-handedly for a bit. Jessica, like many ACW wrestlers, has grown an incredible amount since we started following the company. She’s a very special talent who has proven multiple times she can match up with the best in the world…like Portia Perez who, in her deEvolution persona, has somehow become even more of a vicious jerk. We didn’t think that was possible. Post match Portia and Rachel tried to kill each other, again, which hinted towards how intense the much-talked about Evening Gown match would be.

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ACW: A Psychotic Break Gallery

With excitement building towards this Sunday’s Prom Themed ACW show let’s take a look at some never before seen pictures from ACW’s February production, A Psychotic Break (DVD available here).

ACW  February 20, 2011 “A Psychotic Break” – Austin, TX
1. Just Willie vs, Berry Breeze vs. Big Ricky vs. Khris Wolfe
2. Athena vs. Jen Alise
3. The Takeover vs. Bolt Brady & Cali Crush
4. ACW Tag Team Championship: Rajett vs. The Lost Boys vs. Flippy Shit vs. The Smurf Nation (c)
5. Skylar Skelly vs. JT Lamotta
6. German Blood Match: Highroller Hayze vs. Slim Sexy
7. ACW World Championship: Darin Childs vs. Shawn Vexx vs. Matthew Palmer (c)
8. ACH & Akira Tozawa vs. Gary Jay & Davey Vega
9. ACW American Joshi Championship: Amanda Fox vs. Lady Poison (c)
10. The Submission Squad vs. Scot Summers & Masada

The show was also notable for being one of the first ACW shows in a while with neither Robert Evans nor Portia Perez, two previously dominant champions and top stars. Like any other great wrestling company, ACW took this challenge head on and the results were fantastic.  ACW Champion Matthew Palmer had the greatest, most shocking entrance to a wrestling match we’d ever seen. Also, our faves Rachel and Jessica’s Excellent Tag Team made history by taking the Tag Team Titles. The Submission Squad put on two incredible tag matches against ACH & Tozawa and Childs and Masada. We’ve raved about ACH and Tozawa plenty, but Davey Vega and Gary Jay more than held their own against two of the top rising stars in all of wrestling.

Lady Poison continued her reign of zombie madness against a very game “Five Star” Amanda Fox while Athena took down a great looking Jen Alise. JT Lamotta began his Epic War on the Joshi division. Slim Sexy bled big time (to the delight of the vampiric Lost Boys), and a whole bunch of other cool stuff happened.

Enjoy the pictures of the historic night and see you Sunday. Dress your flyest!

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