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Renegades rock "The House"


By ADAM BURCHIILL -- For SLAM! Wrestling
Friday night the Renegade Wrestling Alliance brought its brand of hardcore mayhem to a huge, bloodthirsty crowd, for Ring N' Ears II at The Opera House in Toronto. Fans were expecting a lot from the wrestlers, but could never of imagined what was instore for them later in the evening.


Magnus Von Steel faces down Superstar Steve Titan. -- Greg Oliver, CANOE
The show opened with great sets from local bands Neva, and Figure Four (who were being harassed all night, which led to three people being escorted out by security). Just as Figure Four was finished, Mike Van Tastic, Chris Tidwell, and RWA promoter Steve Buckley (with a roll of barbedwire in his hand) took to the ring to address the crowd. Buckley proceeded to tell the crowd that because of the Family Christian Values Group and Mothers Against Combative Entertainment, there would be no barbedwire match as advertised on the card, instead we would see a one-fall, 20-minute scientific match. Not believing what he just heard Notorious TID flipped out and promised that if there was no blood in the night, he would "drag this little geek [Buckley] right back in here and you're guonna see him bleed", to which the crowd roared in approval. Buckley replied "as a result of what has just taken place, the RWA will not sanction this event, myself as commissioner, the sponsors, the organizers, the championship committee, this event will be known as a lights out event."

In the opening bout Custom Made Man & Sexy Baby Jamie Jackson took on Kwan Chang & The Anarchist. Both teams brought garbage cans full of weapons to the ring, and were quick to use them. It started as a four man brawl, but then ended up being Sexy Baby and Kwan on the inside with the others brawling throughout the crowd. After laying him out with a Super Nintendo, Sexy put the game on Kwan's...um...private area and proceeded to smash it with a kendo stick. Sexy then grabs the trash can and lays a beating on kwan with it before hitting a perfect springboard moonsault. Custom Made Man comes into the ring and hits a move tat can only be described as the people's splash. Sexy Nails a flip to the outside on The Anarchist. Back in the ring Kwan hits a face buster on Custom, getting a two count. Then a Huge Brawl ensues with drywall being busted over peoples skulls and everyone being hit with the garbage cans. It ended with Custom Made Man hitting a huge splash from the top rope for the 1...2...3.
Your winners: Custom Made Man and Sexy Baby Jamie Jackson
Rating: 8/10

Match 2 saw Stunning Shawn take on Tommy Twilight, who was making his RWA debut. It started with a lot of showboating and crowd work but soon Tommy would take the advantage using power moves and rest holds. The momentum would switch sides though when Tommy missed a flip off the top rope. Trying to gain an advantage, Sean through Tommy to the outside where Custom Made Man and Sexy Baby were waiting to beat on him. Sean hit a nice jump to the outside. Back in the ring Sean hit a neckbraker, followed by a backbraker, but only got a two count. The crowd started to chant Tommy's name which helped him hit a nice facebuster on Sean. Tommy Hit a sidewalk slam on Sean for the 1...2...3.
Rating: 6/10

Trigger Happy then took the stage for a really funny set, which saw them invite a kid on-stage for his birthday and then give him a wedgy.

The third match was the King of the Hill match. The first to to compete were Reggie Marley and Gator. It was a slow-paced match but in the end Reggie got the win with a huge face buster.
Reggie then had to take on Superstar Steve Titan. It was another slow-paced match and Titan got the win after he rolled Reggie into a small package.
Titan then started to go on about how that was the best the RWA had to offer and he mowed right through him. Magnus Von Steel then came out and just destroyed Titan with a chokeslam. Magnus then challenged two guys in the crowd to fight him. They came into the ring and were met with double chokeslams. A fan then tried to jump into the ring and was quickly met with a kick to the face and ribs. The fan fell off of the ring and was escorted out by security. Jason Phoenix was next out and proved a bit of a challenge for Magnus. During the match Kwan came down but was caught by Notorious TID and beaten severely. Magnus hit a powerbomb and then a chokeslam for the win.
Rating: 7/10

Scratching Post then had a nice set as they set up for the ladder match.


L'artiste swings the ladder at Gord Rease as Derek Wylde ducks. -- Greg Oliver, CANOE
The fourth match was a three way ladder match for the RWA Crusierweight Championship between Gord Rease, Danger Boy Derek Wylde and the champ himself, L'artiste. It started with Rease and Wylde double teaming L'artiste, until Rease turned on The Danger Boy and hit him with a clothesline. They get into a triple abdominal stretch but L'artiste broke it up and brawled with Rease in the crowd. As they were about to re-enter the ring Wylde hit a nice flip on to them sending the wrestlers and a few unlucky fans flying. L'artiste snuck back in the ring and returned the favor with a running flip to the outside on both off them. Wylde and Rease started to fight on the outside when L'artiste grabbed the ladder, and climbed to the top of the speakers that were setup for the bands. In the most suicidal thing I have ever seen, L'artiste dove approximately 12 feet on to Wylde and Gord. The brawl continued until Wylde climbed into the ring and hit moonsault into the crowd. L'artiste got up, cleaned house with the ladder and then hit a springboard body check that brought him and Rease down hard on the ladder. Wylde hit a moonsault off the ladder on to L'artise and Rease, but then gets smashed into the ladder that was hung up in the corner. Wylde tried to end it with yet another moonsault but missed and landed on the ladder. With Wylde Laid out, Wylde powerbombed L'artiste hard onto the ladder. They all some how managed to get up, but as Wylde and L'artiste were both trying to get the belt, Rease tipped over the ladder sending them both down on the ropes. Rease climbed to the top and grabbed the belt to become the new RWA Cruiserweight Champion.
Rating: 10/10


Human Disorder played a set that had the fans moshing.

The Scarborough Slaughterhouse match between Bloody Bill Skullion and Killer Kanerick was next. The insanity started even before the match with Skullion ripping his chain out of his forehead. As soon as the bell rang, blood hit the canvas, with Kanerick taking a fork to Skullion's head. Skullion gained momentum and took a claw hammer to the face of Kanerick. Skullion then took out a cheese grater and substituted Kanerick's face for cheese. After a lengthy brawl on the outside of the ring, Skullion sprinkled tacks all over the ring, but ended up taking the bump after a stiff chairshot by Kanerick. Not wasting anytime, Kanerick grated Skullion's face, drawing even more blood. Enraged by what just happened, Skullion threw the chair at Kanerick, and then piledrived the referee onto him. Skullion then hit a face buster on the chair for the win.
Rating: 9/10

Notorious TID faces down Kwan Chang. -- Greg Oliver, CANOE

Bad Blood had a long, heavy set.

They then crowned Miss Ring N' Ears. After a strut around the ring by the two finalists (one of which was topless), The Judges (Notorious TID, Billy Blood, and Sam McBeath from 101.5) were unable to come to a decision but then two ladies in the crowd said they would wrestle for the title. After a lengthy 60-second battle, Amy was declared Miss Ring N' Ears.

The main event would be the fire match between The Asian Assassins and Mayhem Patrol. This match really wasn't worth the main event slot with all the other amazing matches they had on the card. It was a good wrestling match but it seemed very out of place. The end came with the Asian Assassins trying to set one of the Mayhem patrol on fire, but the other member of the team made the save with a fire extinguisher.
Rating: 5/10


Overall this card was fast paced and action-packed, and both the wrestlers and the bands did a great job of sending the fans home happy.

The next RWA show is at the Newfoundland Club in Cambridge Ontario on November 22.

Overall Event Rating: 9/10