Upstate Pro Wrestling Presents The Merge: UPW vs KDW Saturday, January 13th Pineapple Jack's, Rochester, New York Doors at 5:30pm Show at 6:00pm Pre-Sale Tickets $15 At the Door $18 or $20 reserved Front Row Children 10 and Under $12 Tickets available on our website at # Tickets are also available locally at Rhino's Comics & Collectibles, 22 Sutorius Drive, Rochester, New York 14616
Main Event UPW Heavyweight Title Match (Triple Threat Match) "The Young Lion of the West" Mattick vs. Sean Carr vs. "Your Captain" Nick Ando (c)
Nick Ando defends his title in what will be his toughest defense to date. Carr is an accomplished veteran who has made a name for himself wherever he's gone. He also has a long-standing history with Ando as well. Then there's Mattick. It was Mattick who attacked both Ando and Carr during their title match at UPW's November 2 Dismember. Mattick has been a man possessed since starting the Vile Society and feels he's been disrespected since he never received a title shot since winning the Upstate 8 back in September. Well now both men will get an opportunity in the same match. "Your Captain" has been a fighting champion since winning the title, but he'll have to keep an eye out for the Vile Society AND be mindful of the fact that he doesn't have to be pinned or submitted to lose his championship.
Title Unification Match UPW Tag Team Champions Defiance vs. KDW Tag Team Champions The Wrestling Liberation Front
The first of two title unification matches will pit the UPW Tag Team Champions Defiance (Chris Cayden & Maximo Suave) against the KDW Tag Team Champions The Wrestling Liberation Front (Cloudy & Krist Worthless) . It was at KDW's Christmas Chaos where Cloudy and Worthless successfully defended their titles against Cayden and Maximo. After the match, both men walked out with Defiance's titles as well to add insult to injury. Defiance is out for revenge and want to prove they're the better team. But who'll they face is now up in the air. In breaking news Krist Worthless was flagged in Germany trying to board his flight to come back to Rochester for UPW's The Merge and as of right now, he won't be appearing at the show Saturday. What does this mean for the match and who will be Cloudy's partner? Be there this Saturday to find out.
Title Unification Match KDW Champion "The Dark Jedi" Jeremy Jensen vs. 585 Live Champion Icon Ace
Champion versus Champion. Two young wrestlers, both holding prestigious titles, hoping to be the man walking out as the only champion. Jeremy Jensen has the Vile Society by his side, that will give him the advantage in numbers. However at the end of the final KDW show we saw UPW Heavyweight Champion Nick Ando, former KDW Champion Jason Savior and 585 Live champ Icon Ace come to the aid of Eric Rosecroft, maybe they will have Icon's back too if the Vile Society decides to get involved. Icon Ace has held the 585 Live Championship since its inception by winning the tournament to crown the very first champion. What a fighting champion he has been too. Month in and month out he has defended that title and has walked away victorious every time. This may however be his toughest challenge yet. Can Icon Ace keep his singles winning streak alive and teach Jeremy Jensen a lesson in humility? Jensen might think that his decision to join the Vile Society and turn his back on everyone who has supported him was a good decision because he's the current KDW Heavyweight Champion. He was on a losing streak ever since dropping the belt to Jason Savior. Only mustering up one win in a fatal 4 way to earn a spot in the 585 Live Tournament where he didn't make it past the first round. He has now won 2 matches in a row and a title with the Vile Society, but that only proves one thing, he needed help to get the job done. Will he be able to win one on his own and walk out as the only champion? Will Jeremy Jensen need the help of Mattick, Hellcat & Kount C to pin Icon Ace? Can Icon Ace once again overcome the obstacles put in front of him and keep on his winning ways? Find out this Saturday at The Merge!!!!
"The Amazing Canadian" Lionel Knight & UPW "Canadian" No Limits Champion "The King of the North" Carter Mason vs. "Extremely Cute Wrestler" Colin Delaney & "Eh Plus" Ryan Cassidy
A tag team grudge match will go down at UPW's The Merge. It was at UPW's November 2 Dismember where Carter Mason successfully defended his No Limits Championship against Ryan Cassidy. After the match, Mason was not done and continued his assault on Cassidy. Colin Delaney came out to make the save, but Lionel Knight came out and went after Colin. Knight was upset with Colin defeating him earlier in the show. With that, Upstate officials have made this match. Mason and Knight are two of Canada's top talents and have made an impact since becoming a part of the UPW roster. Delaney has been reinvigorated since appearing once again with WWE, but he and the upstart Cassidy have some unfinished business with the Canadian duo. Also, a win by Delaney and Cassidy over Mason would certainly put one of them in line for a title shot at the UPW "Canadian" No Limits Championship as well. But it will take more than an "Eh Plus" effort from Colin Delaney and Ryan Cassidy to defeat Lionel Knight and Carter Mason in what should be a action-packed, tag team encounter.
Wrecking-U (Hellcat & Nick "The Natural" Sullivan) vs. Bobby Dipinto & A Mystery Partner
For months now we have seen instances of Hellcat's frustration since losing the UPW Tag Team Titles to Defiance in a Danger Zone match. He isn't someone who likes losing. I'm not sure anyone expected him to turn on Bobby Dipinto, disband Wrecking-U and join the Vile Society. With his young student Nick Sullivan still under his wing he will look to inflict a whole lot of punishment on his former tag team partner. Bobby Dipinto will not be alone though. He has the option to pick any partner that he wants and that gives him a little bit of an advantage. When you don't know who your opponent is it makes it very difficult to prepare. There will be revenge on the mind of Dipinto as well, he put his trust into someone and was stabbed in the back. Revenge can be blinding however and hopefully Bobby is able to remain focused during this match and get the ultimate revenge by pinning Hellcat in the middle of the ring 1,2,3. Who will come out on top at UPW's The Merge? Find out this coming Saturday as we kick off 2018 with a bang!!!