Image: Justice Jones attacks the SSW Champion, Vic Capri, after the conclusion of their tag team match against Marshe Rockett and Pauly Thomaselli.
"A New Day" would begin with SSW Commissioner Devin Diamond doing his typical routine and welcoming everyone to the show, only to have Justice Jones interrupt him, demanding that he replace Pauly Thomaselli in getting the next shot at the SSW Championship which he felt he rightly deserved. Devin was reluctant, which infuriated Justice to the point that it looked as if he was going to hit Devin, until Marshe Rockett would rush to the ring and chase him off. After the confrontation, it appeared as if Devin was going to add both men to the title match, and make a "Best in the Midwest" rematch from our 10th Anniversary event back in May. SSW owner RJ Daniels would come out and stop the changes to the match, reminding Devin of the "legal issues" they had in the past when changing championship contracts without prior notice, and thus the scheduled matches of the day were back on as advertised, with Marshe Rockett versus Justice Jones for #1 contendership to the SSW title, as well as Pauly Thomaselli challenging Vic Capri for the SSW title.
In the opening contest of the show, Mr. Bank$ took on The Masked Stretcher in a qualifier match for the 2013 "Lords of the Ring" tournament. Mr. Banks would find himself quite popular with the Kenosha crowd, and would successfully defeat Stretcher via pinfall to qualify for a spot in the tournament (to conclude later this year). That match would then be followed by the second qualifier match Of the day, where Cousin Jason (of the "Trailer Park Boys") would take on Peter Schwanz (accompanied to the ring by the SSW Lightning Division Champion, Dave Rydell). Jason would defeat Schwanz via pinfall to qualify for the tournament, only to then face a beat-down by both Schwanz and Rydell, until his Cousin Eddie would rush to the ring to make the save. Devin Diamond would then take the opportunity before him to scrap the scheduled "grudge match" between Rydell and Eddie, and instead modify the match to be a tag team contest, with the approval of RJ Daniels (since it was not a title match to begin with). This time, miscommunication between the tag team cousins would afford Dave Rydell the pinfall victory for he and Schwanz, infuriating Cousin Eddie, who would then deck Cousin Jason, saying "that is what happens in this family when they fail".
After the match, Dave Rydell would confront Devin Diamond once again about his perceived "dis-respect" by SSW, taking exception to being labeled an "unlikely champion" on the cover of the first issue of the "SSW Magazine", and demanded more respect and opportunity in SSW than to be stuck in a "throw-away" tag team match in the middle of a show. Devin would acknowledge his discontent, and decide to offer him the main event match at our next event on October 27th, promising to find him a "worthy opponent". RJ would then come down to the ring and inform both Rydell and Devin that his opponent is already set, as RJ had already signed the return of "The 3 Rings" member, Grin, to challenge Rydell for the title. So, with that, the main event for "Ring of Horror" was set, where the SSW Lightning Division Champion, Dave Rydell, would be defending his title against Grin (of "The 3 Rings").
The next contest would be the match with #1 contendership to the SSW Championship on the line as former champ Marshe Rockett would take on Justice Jones. These two men had a score to settle with each other, as Justice had helped Vic Capri to defeat Marshe for the title back in March at "Headlock on Hunger 8", which would be followed by Marshe hitting Justice with his "M80" and leave him laying in the ring at the close of the show. It would also be Marshe and Justice brawling outside the ring at "Ascension" in May that would cost both men a chance to win the title in their "Best in the Midwest" fatal four way match with Vic Capri and Pauly Thomaselli. Given that, it was only fitting for these two men to battle it out for contendership to the title, and Justice would this time come out on top, after side-stepping an unusually angry and aggressive Marshe, pulling him head-first into the turnbuckle, and then hitting him with a huge power-bomb for the pinfall victory - in what may be considered to be an upset victory over the former SSW Champ.
We would then go into our Tag Team Championship match, as the "East-West Express" (Ryan Kross & Jeff Luxon) would defend thier titles against "Noize, Booze, & Tattooz" (Ruff Crossing & Scott Spade). Of course, before the match would start, "The Express" would rile up the crowd as only they can do, and take every opportunity they can to remind everyone of just how much better than everyone else they believe themselves to be. But, the fans would let them know they were firmly behind Ruff & Spade upon their entrance to the ring, in their hopes of seeing "NBT" become the new champs! Unforunately, it would be a bitter-sweet victory by Ruff & Spade, when in the conclusion of the match Ryan Kross would get caught by the referee while trying to use a foreign object - causing his team to be disqualified. Of course, as per the rules, the titles can't change hands on a "DQ", so Kross & Luxon would retain the titles.
It would then be time for the main event SSW Championship match, with Pauly Thomaselli challenging "The Icepick" Vic Capri for the title. Given this was not the first time these two men would square off against each other, both men would be well educated in what to expect from each other in the ring. Ultimately, this great match would end as Justice Jones would attempt to get involved in the match, only to get stopped by Pauly with a big knee, knocking him off the ring apron and back to the floor. This momentary distraction would afford Vic the opportunity to catch Pauly with his "Ice Crusher" and the pinfall to retain the title. Afterwards, Justice would attack Pauly, and invite Vic to join in. Soon after, Marshe Rockett would hit the ring, and help Pauly fend off the two. Once again, Devin Diamond would take the opportunity to make another impromptu tag team contest, with Vic Capri teaming with Justice Jones against Marshe Rockett and Pauly Thomaselli. During the course of that match, Justice would temporarily blind Marshe with a double-thumb to the eyes, and he would then accidently hit his "M80" on his own partner, Pauly. Marshe would fight on against both men, but Vic would catch Marshe in a quick roll up, only then to have Justice slam him in the face with the SSW Championship belt, allowing Marshe to roll him up for the pinfall, and the win.
Afterwards, Pauly would confront Marshe about hitting him during the match, and the two men would head backstage. When the "coast was clear", Justice would return to the ring, and give Vic Capri a vicious assault, that would conclude with a pile-driver onto the SSW title belt. As Justice would attempt another, Marshe Rockett would return to the ring to save his former rival, and chase off Justice. Marshe and the SSW officials would tend to Vic in the ring, in fear of possible damage to his surgically repaired neck, having a neck-brace applied to protect his neck as he was helped back to the locker-room to be evaluated by the SSW training staff. Though quite a scare, Vic Capri would later leave the Brat Stop under his own power, but would be slated for further medical evaluation in the coming days to determine the extent of any damage he may have sustained.
Overall, It was a great day of SSW, though a scary end that leaves us with the future of our champion in question. As we get updates in the coming days, we will of course makes the news be known to everyone as we get it. In the meanwhile, we will continue to await news and updates as we begin the road to next month's "Ring of Horror" event!