All Night Long, Chris Dickinson, Eddie Kingston, Grim Reefer, Homicide, ICW, ICW New York, ICW New York: What's Beef?, Independent Wrestling, Independent Wrestling TV, Jimmy Lloyd, Joe Gacy, Joey Janela, Jon Moxley, Jordynne Grace, Kyle The Beast, Lionel Richie, Maria Manic, Marko Stunt, Nick Gage, Orange Cassidy, Pinkie Sanchez, Rich Swann, Riley Madison, Sami Callahan, Scarlet Bordeaux, What's Beef?
I love the fact that I receive emails from Independent Wrestling TV because last night in Queens, NY there was a card from a promotion called ICW New York which stands for Independent Championship Wrestling (not Insane Championship…) and the card was stacked for their event What’s Beef? The card featured matches like Independent Wrestling Champion Orange Cassidy defend his title against the Bad Boy Joey Janela while Nick Gage took on Sami Callihan in a Last Man Standing match. The night opened up with veteran Grim Reefer taking on the up and coming Jimmy Lloyd which featured some awesome hardcore action that saw Grim Reefer win the match with a brain buster on to a chair. The next match featured some pre-match excitement as Rich Swann danced to Lionel Richie’s All Night Long with the crowd before Marko Stunt tried to match the excitement, but took advantage by attacking a distracted Swann. The match was one of the more exciting matches of the night as it featured some amazing back and forth action as both men left everything they had in the ring. Unfortunately for Stunt, Swann was just a step ahead as he won with a 450 splash.
Things began to heat up as Scarlet Bourdeaux made her way to ringside to face a last minute replacement in “Thick Mama Pump” Jordynne Grace. There was a little bit of shadiness in the beginning of the match between Bourdeaux and the referee, but that would come back to help her later on as she used the distraction to pull off the upset over Grace. The next match might be a little controversial to some, but I have to give Maria Manic a lot of credit for stepping in the ring with the “Dirty Daddy” Chris Dickinson as she stood toe to toe with him throughout the whole match. The match saw Dickinson deliver a death valley driver to Manic on top of a chair, Manic would put Dickinson through a door, but it was Dickinson delivering a Pazuzu bomb to Manic through a door that secured him the win. One thing was for certain and that is even though she lost, she definitely won the crowd over that night. There was a brief intermission that featured an old school match of Eddie Kingston taking on a pre-WWE Jon Moxley which was awesome to see.
When we came back to action, we were treated to what makes independent wrestling so awesome and great and that was the Independent Wrestling Championship match between champion Orange Cassidy and challenger the “Bad Boy” Joey Janela who came dressed to the ring exactly the same as Cassidy. The best was the fact that Janela was playing along with Cassidy, but the talent that Cassidy possess is absolutely amazing especially when he pulls off moves with his hands in his pocket. The best part of the match was the way it ended as both men resorted to thinking and executing the same tactic which was to spit orange juice into each others eyes. The difference was that Cassidy was able to recover while Janela was still blinded as he rolled up the referee thinking it was Cassidy as Cassidy acted as the referee. Just as Janela thought he won, he was rolled up with a mouse trap roll up that led to Cassidy taking the win. The match was followed by a great gesture as both men showed each other respect with a pair of sunglasses. This for the pure sense of storytelling and how much fun it was made it a contender for match of the night.
The next match was an insane fatal four way match that saw New York legend Homicide take on KTB (Kyle The Beast), Pinkie Sanchez (brought to the ring by Riley Madison), and Joe Gacy who was very impressive in the match. The match was absolute insanity as it looked like a massive car wreck when it was all said and done. At one point, it liked KTB was going to take the win as he walked the rope and sent Pinkie Sanchez straight through a door, but Homicide took KTB out and hit Sanchez with a cop killer to take the win. Chris Dickinson would come out to the ring to challenge Homicide for the right to be called King Of New York at ICW’s next event. The main event of the night saw Sami Callihan change the rules of the match to a falls count anywhere match against the legend Nick Gage. Both men literally tried to kill each other with every single chair in the building and just about every door there was including the fact that Gage was put through a plastic table. Callihan couldn’t match the intensity as Gage piledrived him through a door to set up the pinfall. If you have not subscribed to Independent Wrestling TV, then you need to do it now because this was one hell of a night of wrestling. Check out some photos below: