RUFF CROSSING def. Vic Capri, Max Holiday, Chris Logan, Backwoods Brown, and Pauly Thomaselli to win the 2015 "Monster's Brawl" match, going to on to challenge Marshe Rockett for the SSW title!
WILLIAM JACOBS and EJ JENSEN def. GPA to qualify for the 2015 Lords tournament.
JASON PARKS def. Matt Dewar via countout in their Lightning Division Championship match
SHANE FURY & MARCELLO SPADE def. Ryan Kross & Vic Capri via pinfall in their Tag Team title match
MARSHE ROCKETT def. Ruff Crossing via pinfall to retain the SSW Championship
If one thing can always be said, it is to "expect the unexpected", and this past Sunday, at SSW's 2015 edition of "Ring of Horror", that phrase held true! Not only was it another in a long series of great shows, but once again was another day riddled with controversy and shocking moments!
In the opening of the show, it was announced that both Dave Rydell and Jeff Luxon were unable to compete in their scheduled matches, so RJ Daniels promised that even though there were some last minute changes to the card, that it would be an amazing show. And it was kicked off with a bang when Pauly Thomaselli came out and demanded to be named #1 contender due to Rydell's absence. RJ refused, and told him that if he wanted a title shot, he could have it... but he had to earn it. RJ then put Pauly in the "Monster's Brawl" match, alongside Vic Capri, Ruff Crossing, Max Holiday, Backwoods Brown, and "Shogun" Chris Logan.
This year's "Monster's Brawl" match was modeled after WWE's "Elimination Chamber", but with 4 of the competitors instead being chained to the 4 corners of the ring instead of being in "chambers". Each would be released at 5-minute intervals, and the remaining two starting the match in the ring. Falls counted anywhere, and there were no disqualifications or count-outs. Pauly was forced to start the match against Backwoods Brown. Max Holiday was the first released, and joined with Pauly in attack on Backwoods. 5 minutes later, Vic Capri was to be release, but was attacked by Shane Fury and Marcello Spade, preventing him from being unchained. Ruff Crossing then entered the match, and "Shogun" Chris Logan was the last in. "Shogun" entered with a house of fire, and eliminated Pauly with a super-kick. He then hit Backwoods with another, but Vic Capri essential "stole" the pinfall to eliminate him. When "Shogun" stopped to confront Capri, Max Holiday caught Logan with a quick roll-up pinfall, eliminating him as well. Vic Capri a few minutes later would eliminate Max Holiday with his "Ice Crusher" whittled the match down to Vic Capri and Ruff Crossing. Due to the earlier assault by "Natural Fury", Capri was clearly not at 100%, and Ruff was able to capitalize, eliminating him after a vicious "Clothesline from Hell" for the pinfall. Ruff would then get the opportunity to challenge Marshe Rockett for the SSW Championship in the main event of the show.
Up next would be the final qualifier match for the two remaining open spots in the 2015 "Lords of the Ring" tournament, and would be contested between "Elite" EJ Jensen, Geoffrey Percival Austere, and "High-Priest" William Jacobs. It would be contested in "reverse elimination" style, where the first two men to earn a pinfall or submission would qualify, of course allowing the first to leave the match. During the match, GPA and Jacobs appeared to have an understanding to work together to advance, until Jacobs would surprise GPA and with a quick roll-up pinfall. Then, in the conclusion of the match, EJ Jensen would catch GPA in an "ankle lock" for the win by submission to also qualify for the tournament.
The next contest would be the SSW Lightning Division Championship match, where Matt Dewar would defend his title against a "mystery opponent" revealed by RJ Daniels to be none-other than "the Mouth of the Midwest" Jason Parks. For months, JP has been on the receiving end of attacks by Devin Diamond and his crew, and now it was time for him to get some retribution. Unfortunately, Matt Dewar, realizing his title was in jeopardy, attempted to return backstage until he was blocked by Backwoods Brown. So, Dewar jumped the guardrail and disappeared into the crowd, getting counted out, giving JP the win, though still preserving his title in the process. But, what he didn't realize was Devin Diamond was unable to follow, and was left behind to suffer the wrath of both JP and Backwoods Brown!
It was then time for the SSW Tag Team Championship title match, but, unfortunately, due to the absence of Jeff Luxon, it looked like Ryan Kross was going to have to defend the titles alone against Shane Fury and Marcello Spade. But, Kross announced that RJ said he could pick a partner to defend the titles with him, and that his partner would be "The Icepick" VIc Capri! Kross and Capri gave Fury and Spade an epic battle, and it looked to be coming to a conclusion when Kross & Capri would hit Spade with a "Doomsday Device". But, as Capri went to pin Spade, Fury pulled the referee out of the ring. Kross left the ring to attack Fury, and "Shogun" Chris Logan came to the ring. Capri picked up Spade, and held him for Shogun. But, in a shocking twist, "Shogun" would instead kick Capri and put him down for the count, allowing Fury and Spade to become new SSW Tag Team Champions! After the match, Shogun celebrated with Fury and Spade, and made it clear that "blood runs thicker than water"!
Finally, in the main event, Marshe Rockett would defend his title against the winner of the "Monster's Brawl" - Ruff Crossing. Ruff had been waiting nearly 3 years to get his shot at the SSW Championship, and he did not hold anything back taking it to the Champ! Marshe and Ruff would have an epic brawl, proving both men are clearly two of the Best in the Midwest! Although he brought his "A-Game" and came close to getting a 3-count on many occasions, Ruff Crossing was unable to defeat the champ, and thus still your SSW Champion, Marshe Rockett!
Here are the quick results from the show: