Upstate Pro Wrestling comes to Akron, NY on October 26
Posted on 10/24/113 by Todd Brantley
Upstate Pro Wrestling comes to Braun's Bar & Grill in Akron, New York for "Monster's Brawl". UPW's biggest show of the year is less than a week ago and we have your preview right here for this can't-miss, star-studded show.
UPW Heavyweight Champion "The Rain on Your Parade" Cloudy vs. Shark Boy
The man who proclaims himself as "Everyone's Favorite Forecast" has put his stamp on UPW. Cloudy has gone from tag team specialist to a comedy act to a serious singles wrestler to champion. At the Upstate 8 Indytational last month, Cloudy became the new UPW Heavyweight Champion defeating indy star Facade in the first round, then going on to win the finals in a four-way elimination match against "Extremely Cute Wrestler" Colin Delaney, "Big Time" Bill Collier", and "The Bull of Black Mountain" Gabreal Saint. Short in stature but big in toughness and experience, Cloudy is on a roll and has cemented himself at the man in UPW. Unfortunately for the champ, this Saturday won't be a time for celebration as he'll take on Shark Boy. This former TNA star has seen and done it all in the wrestling business, including main-eventing on the very first UPW show (known as NWA Upstate at the time). The man from 20,000 leagues under the sea will looks to put an end to Cloudy's momentum and perhaps cement himself into the UPW Heavyweight Title picture.
UPW Tag Team Title Match
The Rochester Wrecking Crew (c) vs. The Caribbean Connection
The Rochester Wrecking Crew of Hellcat & Rob "Just 2" Sweet are the top team in UPW. They've turned back every challenge they've faced in their reign as UPW Tag Team Champions, which is why the champs have gotten a little too confident (or cocky) for their own good as the they feel they have no more competition left to face. Enter the team of Maximo Suave & Coconut Jones, The Caribbean Connection. Former UPW Tag Team Champions, Maximo and Coconut decided to venture off into singles action and with great success with Coconut being a former UPW No Limits Champion and Maximo becoming the first Headlocks & Homeruns Champions at the show back in August. But for one night only, these two fan favorites have decided to join forces again and try to regain the tag straps. Will Double C and The Rican Sensation unseat the champs or will The RWC prove once again why they are the best tag team in UPW?
UPW No Limits Title (Four Corners Match)
Kevin Dunn (c) vs. Cheech vs. "The Bull of Black Mountain" Gabreal Saint vs. "Extremely Cute Wrestler" Colin Delaney
This match was just added a few days and with has the potential to steal the show. Another UPW star who's on a roll right now is Kevin Dunn. The former Ring Crew Express star came out of retirement at Headlocks & Homeruns 2 in August where he came up short in his quest to become UPW No Limits Champion. Dunn, however, was given a second chance and made the most of it, winnning the title in a six-man scramble against champion "Your Captain" Nick Ando", Marc Hauss, Maximo Suave, Cocounut Jones, and Victor Lord. Dunn, however, goes from the frying pan into the fire as he'll make his first title defense at Monster's Brawl in a four corners match against three of the top stars in UPW. Cheech is a former No Limits Champion as well as a former Tag Team Champion and former 2-time UPW Heavyweight Champion and has all the tools to put UPW gold back around his waist. Gabreal Saint has some considerable momentum going into this match with his victory in the Upstate 8 Indytational against former WWE superstar Funaki as well as his recent change in attitude turning his back on the fans and "looking out for #1." "The Bull of Black Mountain" will also be a force to be reckoned with. The third and final challenger is the "Extremely Cute Wrestler" Colin Delaney. The former WWE superstar defeated Zema Ion in the Upstate 8 Indytational and fell just a little short in his quest to become UPW Champion, losing to the eventual winner Cloudy. Despite coming up on the short end of things, Delaney's energy, fighting spirit, and big-match experience also makes a viable to threat as well. All of these elements make up what could be an instant classic for UPW fans to remember.
Non-Title Costume Match
UPW Women's Champion Nikki Jett vs Taeler Hendrix
The ladies will also be represented as well in this speciall attraction match at Monster's Brawl. Nikki Jett has established herself as the top female wrestler in UPW and has been impressive so far in her reign as UPW Women's Champion. Taeler Hendrix may be well-known to UPW fans but she has certainly made a name for herself in the wrestliing business. She's a former TNA Knockout who's currently competing in OVW and has faced some of the top female wrestlers in the business such as Sara Del Rey, Lisa Marie Varon (formerly known as Tara), and Mickie James. Hendrix looks to once again make a name for herself at Monster's Brawl, but the champion will be ready and up to the challenge. We're not sure what costumes the two will be wearing yet, but whatever they decide will certainly be a treat for all the fans in attendance.
Also on the show...
The Man They Call Vader! Hard hitting and agile, Vader is arguably the best "big man" in the history of pro wrestling. He's a former three-time WCW World Champion, the first wrestler in history to win both the New Japan IWGP Heavyweight Championship and the All Japan Triple Crown Championship, and also the first wrestler to ever hold the Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in New Japan, All Japan, and Pro Wrestling NOAH. It is unknown what Vader's intentions are or who would even dare step in the ring with mastodon, but one thing is for sure. At Monster's Brawl next Saturday, it will be VADER TIME!
The Nasty Boys.... Hailing from Allentown PA, the duo of Jerry Sags and Brian Knobbs took the world of tag team wrestling by storm, starting out in the 1980s and quickly climbing ladders. Their skill and ability have earned them 15 championships in the world of professional wrestling, and they are not done yet. One of the most acclaimed and notorious tag teams in wrestling history, the Nasties will also look to make an impact as well at Monster's Brawl.
Zema Ion.... The self-proclaimed Future of Fashion, Zema Ion will be making his second UPW appearance at Monster's Brawl. Ion lost in the first round of the Upstate 8 Indytational to Colin Delaney, but thanks to the backing of Starrider, manager and head of the Star Foundation, Ion is back and the former TNA X Division Champion hopes to come out on the winning side of things this time around.
All of this and much more!
The show starts at 5 pm and there will be a meet and greet with Vader, The Nasty Boys, Zema Ion, and Shark Boy before the show from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.
Tickets for the show are $15 presale, $20 the day of the show, and $10 for children 10 and under. Tickets are available at these locations: Braun's Bar & Grill in Akron, New York, JC's Creekside Deli in Wales Center, New York, Daryl's Pizzeria in Perry, New York and online at tickets.com at this link: http://www.tickets.com/venue/brauns-concert-dome-17081/
There'll be no tricks, but there'll be a lot of treats next Saturday for UPWs Monster's Brawl at Braun's Bar in Akron, NY. And also UPW will return to the Eagles Club in Rochester, New York Saturday, November 16th. Already signed for this show is former WWE Superstar Matt Striker. More info on this show in the weeks to come.