By Jerry Del Priore
Friday marked a night of impressive wrestling, as New Jersey-based indie professional wrestling outfit WrestlePro held its card at St. Patrick’s CYO Sports Gymnasium in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
The wrestling stars were out and in full effect. Here’s how the action shook out:
IMPACT Wrestling Champ Eli Drake Vs. Wrestle Pro Silver Champ Dan Maff
The main event match featured a champ versus champ bout, as Impact Wrestling Champ Eli Drake took on Wrestle Pro Silver title holder Dan Maff.
The match lived up to the hype, with both competitors giving it their all. But Drake, giving up over 80 pounds, emerged victorious and retained his strap after dumping the veteran Maff to the mat on a rear fireman’s carry drop.
Talon Vs. Fallah Bahh
Talk about a size disadvantage, as Talon was clearly outsized in this fierce battle. However, guided by the hand of God, Brooklyn’s own Talon used an off-the-second-rope curb stomp to thwart the mammoth IMPACT wrestling star.
It was, in my opinion, one of Talon’s best matches that I’ve seen.
LAX (Santana and Ortiz) Vs. the Heavenly Bodies
In a highly competitive, high-energy match, Ortiz pinned the opposition for the win for the Latin American Exchange.
Nikos Rikos Vs. Crowbar
This match saw former WCW star Crowbar face Rikos. But it was the proud Greek-American who pinned Crowbar after a stunning backstabber did him in.
Colt Cabana Vs. Shawn Donavan
Cabana gave Donavan a wrestling lesson, but it did come with a measure of pain, as the Irish-American dealt several punishing blows to Cabana.
However, it was the Chicago native who walked away with the win after reversing a move from Donavan into a fireman’s carry slam off the corner ropes for the 1-2-3.
Tag Team Team Espana (Jos-A and Jos-B) Vs. CPA and Habib
Though a solid back-and-forth skirmish took place throughout the match, Team Espana eked out a victory, as Jos-B covered CPA in unceremonious fashion.
Sienna Vs. Kris Stadlander
Stadlaner proved to be a formidable foe for the bigger Sienna, holding her own in the ring for most of the fight. But it was the two-time Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion who, after nailing Stadlander with a vicious close line, waltzed away with the win.
WrestlePro Champion Johnny Clash Vs. Challenger Mark Sterling in a retirement match
Clash felt so confident that he’d surmount Sterling, he stated before the bout he’d leave the promotion if he lost.
Clash nailed Sterling with a superkick, allowing him to keep his belt. But the ref disqualified him after finding brass knuckles along the leg of his tights.
Since Clash was DQ’d it looks like he’ll stay at WrestlePro for the foreseeable future.