Upstate Professional Wrestling returns to Rochester, NY on January 13

Posted on 1/12/118 by Todd Brantley

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

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

"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

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!!!

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