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TPI '08 Set

Postby Lord Akiyama » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:32 am

So 1Wrestling.com reports the following at the first round set for this year's Ted Petty Invitational this weekend.

Dingo vs Michael Elgin
Chris Hero vs Sami Callihan
Chuck Taylor vs Cassandro
Bobby Fish vs Too Cold Scorpio
2 Tuff Tony vs Drake Younger
Tracy Smothers vs Dave Taylor
Mike Quackenbush vs Ricochet
Ares vs Ace Steel
Egotistico Fantastico vs Prince Mustafa Ali
Claudio Castagnoli vs Jimmy Jacobs
Tyler Black vs Josh Raymond
Trik Davis vs Sara Del Rey.
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Re: TPI '08 Set

Postby Dangerous Robot » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:02 pm

I'd like to see Chuck Taylor take it but I think it's going to be Quack or Hero this year.
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Re: TPI '08 Set

Postby bill1985 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:00 pm

I think this is Claudio's year, he can't lose it.
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Re: TPI '08 Set

Postby LunchBoX » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:22 pm

Sami will be the breakout star and winner.
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Re: TPI '08 Set

Postby Zwarrior2 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:15 pm

I'm thinking we'll see a Hero vs. Quack vs. Claudio final with Hero getting the win.
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Re: TPI '08 Set

Postby atox » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:30 pm

I like that expect Ill take Claudio
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Re: TPI '08 Set

Postby El Asian » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:52 pm

you know, I really don't care about TPI at this point, something about the fact IWA books guys that were already booked, I don't mind if wrestlers are injured because that happens but I always find it funny that Ian doesn't even check up on wrestler's schedule to see if they are double booked for another show (El Generico, Roderick Strong, and Delirious) or how they buried Arik Cannon for working another show during the TPI weekend
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Re: TPI '08 Set

Postby Zwarrior2 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:45 pm

Results from the IWA:MS board...

Night 1

1. Egotistico Fantastico def. Prince Mustafa Ali.
Ego brings out his dog, Fido Fantastico, to the ring with him to counter the presence of Joey Eastman. Joey Eastman swears that the dog doesn't have a manager's license and can't be ringside. Both competitors start off with a catch as catch can offense. Ali is frustrated. A friend of Ego's takes Fido from the ringside area so Joey Eastman doesn't do anything dastardly to him. Ego backflips over a charging Ali and dropkicks him in the mush as he rebounds off the ropes. Ego then takes out a leg on Ali and delivers a surfboard into a pancake and Ali & Eastman are flustered. Ego sends Ali to the floor and then goes for a tope. Ali from the floor delivers a dropkick that knocks Ego back into the ring and Ali has the momentum. Ali sends Ego to the floor and Eastman whips Ego with his pink sequin hat and then runs like a girl to get away. Ali with a gourdbuster into a gutbuster across his knees. Ali goes for a somersault plancha to the floor but Ego catches him and suplexes him into the chairs. Stiff exchange of roundhouse bodyshot kicks. Ego then with a spinning sunset bomb for a two count. Ego with a fireman's carry running Ali into the turnbuckles into a DVD. The ref is with Ali as Ego goes up top. Eastman to the ring apron and throws his purple headdress over Ego's head. Ego can't see and that allows Ali to go up top and hit a crushing back senton as Ego was draped on the top ropes. Ali follows with the inverted 450 Weapons of Mass Destruction but Ego kicks out at 2. Eastman distracts the ref while Ali sets up a chair. Ego blocks him and knocks Joey to the floor. He drops Ali and then hits the springboard moonsault for the pinfall. Ego tries to shake Ali's hand as the crowd chants for Ali in a show of respect. Ali flips him the bird and walks out. Ego & Fido then retreat to the dressing room victoriously.

2. Dave Taylor def Tracey Smothers.

Grecko Roman knuckle lock. Taylor has Tracey in a Sleeper. Tracey reverses into an armbar and a pin. Counter by Taylor into a stand off. Hammerlock into a side slam by Taylor. Taylor has a headlock which get reversed into a pin. Stand off. They lock up again. Right hand by Smothers. He's stopping away at Taylor. Choke on the ropes. Into the corner with more rights. Another choke. Taylor fights back with stiff rights until he is knocked down. Right hands in the corner. Taylr fires back with forearms. Irish whip by Taylor into a Double arm DDT which scores the pinfall. Show of respect by both men. Crowd chanting Teddy.


3. Too Cold Scorpio def Bobby Fish

Lock up. Go behind by Scorpio. Arm lock by Fish countered by Scorpio. Bridge Pin into a Stare Down. Headlock by Scorpio countered into another Headlock. Headlock by Fish. Arm wringer. Clothesline by Fish. Scorpio goes outside. Back inside. Irish whip into a dropkick by Fish. Scorpio takes Fish down into an armbar. Exchange of forearms. Stiff kicks takes Scorpio down.Elbow by Fish for a 2 Count. Knees into the corner . Irish whip into a clotheline onto Scorpio. Suplex. Fish hits a headbutt from the top for 2. Irish whip countered by Scorpio knocks Fish down. Scorpio hits a flip from the top for 2. Scorpio hits a back suplex. Tope' leg drop by Scorpio for a 2. Exchange of forearms. Fish hits a side slam. Fish with a moonsault that he lands on his feet. Scorpio charges and gets an elbow.Sitout suplex for 2. Fish up top and gets caught up top by Scorpio and receives a powerbomb from the top for the win. Show of respect by both men. Scorpio tells Fish that this wasn't his year and he'll have to wait until next year.

Ian then comes to the ring to announce that next's week's 12th Anniversary Show will be our last show at the Hartman Rec Center. We have found a building to run weekly by the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet and to have our wrestling school in. Shows will be run weekly...three weeks of smaller scale shows and then the fourth week will be a big show. Ian talks more about his moving to the Chicagoland area and building up the younger talent.

4. Sara Del Rey def. Trik Davis.
Trik just got booed out of the building. Loud "Sara's going to kill you" chants. "Die Trik Die" chants from the other half of the crowd that doesn't want to chant "Sara's going to kill you." Sara is thoroughly outwrestling Trik in the early going. Trik is upset and Sara is blowing him kisses of death. Trik backs Sara in to the corner and slaps her face. Sara then proceeds to kick his ass. Trik goes to the floor to try to run away but just like in all the horror movies, Trik trips and falls and the ass whipping continues. Standing ovation from the crowd as Sara beats Trik's ass on the floor. Trik blocks an attempted suplex from the apron in to the ring and he takes control on Sara. Chris Hero has joined Mike Z on commentary and he is not a fan of Trik Davis either. Trik is full of underhanded tactics to keep control on Sara. He wraps his legs around her head and then spins over and repeatedly rams her hand into the canvas while it is between his legs. Sara fights back with a somersault kick to the face. Sara with about 4 running Yakuza kicks to Trik's chest. Sara with a German Suplex with a bridge but only two. Sara goes for a backslide and Trik rolls out of it. He delivers a vicious superkick while Sara is on her knees. He then taunts Hero by locking in a Hangman's Clutch. Trik lets go of the Clutch to taunt some more. Sara quickly rolls him up for the pinfall. Trik confronts Hero at the announce table but wisely walks away.

5. Drake Younger def. Too Tuff Tony.
With Mike Quackenbush having to withdraw from this tournament, Drake Younger has taken over as the sentimental favorite with the crowd based on the reaction to his entrance. Tony & Drake exchange arm ringers and the crowd gives them "hey"s and "oh"s. Hammerlocks exchanged. These two are going hold for hold so far. Test of strength. Tony with the leverage but Drake with a powerful neck bridge. Tony puts the boots to Drake and then goes after the left leg of Drake. Looks like Tony wants to outwrestle Drake and he is beginning to do so by taking out a wheel. Drop toe hold followed by an anklelock. Drake almost makes the ropes but Tony drags him back to the middle of the ring. Drake finally makes it to the ropes but the damage has been done. Tony follows with a dragonscrew legwhip. Tony with an STF but Drake struggles his way to the ropes. Crowd doesn't know how to react to Tony outwrestling Drake. Drake runs at Tony but Tony does a rolling single leg takedown and rolls Drake's leg back up into another submission hold. Drake uses all his strength to suplex Tony & then apply a double underhook chicken wing. Tony fights out and hits a backwards somersault kick to the face to take Drake back down. Drake fights back and goes for Drakes Landing but Tony counters by inverted piledriving Drake straight down to the canvas. Tony is having all the answers for everything that Drake tries at least for the first 10 minutes of the match so far. Tony then crotches Drake in the middle of the ropes and goes up top...balance walks down the ropes and hits a rana on Drake off the top ropes. Cradle belly to back suplex by Tony but only two. Tony goes for his finisher but Drake flips out and goes for the Drake's Landing. Tony flips out but Drake quickly rolls him up with a small package and gets the three count. Loud chants of "Tony" as a sign of appreciation by the crowd. Drake definitely would have lost on points but this isn't amateur wrestling so the small package advances Drake to the second round.

6. Cassandro def. Chuck Taylor Both Jim and I wanted to watch this match so no details. But I will say that this match is a must see.

7. Sami Callihan def. Chris Hero

Some very nasty stiff shots exchanged in the opening minute. Sami has a headlock applied to Hero. STIFF forearm in the corner by Hero. Sami fires back with a Nothern Lights suplex for 2. Sami on the apron. Another STIFF forearm by Hero. Hero stomping the daylights out of Sami screaming that he is Chris Hero and he is TPI. Back inside with a 2 count. Hero stomps on the hand. Stiff kick to the ribs. Hard chops and a 2 count for Hero. Cravate by Hero. Sami counters and Hero another STIFF forearm to the side of Sami's head. Kicks and a spinning elbow drop give Hero a 2 Count. Hero locks the arms of Sami in his legs in a submission. Forerms in the corner. Irish whips by Hero into the corner. Hero pulls him out but gets a side suplex. Stiff shots by Callihan. Callihan gets a 2 count. More shots. Hero reverses a powerbomb and hits one of his own for a near fall. Hero with more shots until Sami hits another side suplex. 1 count on Hero. 2 stiff forearms and a 2 count for Hero. 2 near falls and a clothesline by Sami. Sami rolls Hero out of the corner for 3! Sami Callihan is victorious!

Trik Davis comes out and compares Sami Callihan and Mike Quackenbush by saying that they both HAve beaten Hero in the first round of TPI. Hero reminds Trik who brought him in to this business. Trik slaps Hero not once, but twice and on the third slap they start brawling and have to be seperated. Hero goes up to Ian demanding a match with Trik tomorrow. Ian asks Trik if he has the balls to face Hero. Trik says no and Ian tells Trik that he can go to Berwyn and continue sucking the man with no name pen 15. Trik then decides to man up accept Hero' s challenge. So tomorrow it's Trik Davis vs Chris Hero Falls Count Anywhere.


Intermission


Ian is out saying he had things fall through so he brought in some guys to help things.

NECRO BUTCHER IS HERE!!!!

EDDIE KINGSTON IS HERE!!!!

Both men are brawling around the ring.


8. Eddie Kingston def. Necro Butcher
Ian and Eddie embrace in the ring. Ian told everyone that when Kington wanted to come back he was welcomed with open arms. Ian told everyone on the internet to NEVER f*****g DOUBT HIM WHEN IT COMES TO THE TPI. If you do, he will burn you every time.

9. Josh Raymond def Tyler Black.


Josh Raymond and Tyler Black going at it right now. Tyler hits a dropkick. Crowd behind Tyler. Neck breaker by Josh. Then a German suplex which gets a 2 Count. Josh has a submission. Josh goes for the Lungblower but gets caught and powerbombed into the corner. Josh gets caught on the top. Tyler hits a superplex and rolls into a Firemans carry and into a Face plant for 2. Josh gets up and hits the Lungblower for 2. Josh hits an amazing corkscrew senton for 3!

VITO THOMASELLI is in the ring now complaining about not being in the TPI. SAL THOMASELLI comes out and slaps the piss out of Vito. They brawl around the arena and almost knock over a speaker until they dissapear outside.


10. Ace Steel def. Ares.

Ares shows Ace he is wearing a tie and Ace slaps him. Headlock takeover by Ace. Ares reverses into a stand off. Key lock by Ace. Into the corner. Forearms by Ares. Irish whip into the corner. Forearms by Ace. Elbows to the head. Ares showbouts again and receives a forearm. Exchanges of headlocks. Ace clotheslines Ares. Low blow while the ref was distracted by Ares. Their outside the ring. Punches by Ares. Back inside. Roll up by Ace for 2. Clothesline by Ares. Crowd booing Ares. Choking Ace with his tie is Ares. Chops in the corner by Ares. Ace fires back with chops. Ares misses a dropkick. Ace headed up and hits a dropkick of his own. Ace now choking Ares with his own tie. Ace now with a quick roll up for the win.

11. Michael Elgin def. Ricochet

Ricochet taking advantage of his speed but Elgin catches up with him and uses his power to slam Ricochet down. Hard chops by Elgin. Elgin now bending Ricochet over his knee. Bear hug by Elgin. Ricochet with elbows to counter but gets slamed into the corner. Elgin misses a moonsault. Ricochet covers but gets a 2. Elgin catches Ricochet with a slam but gets a 2. Elgin with a chinlock. Ricochet counters and hits a reverse rana on Elgin. 2 count. Ricochet hits a tilt a whirl for 2. Ricochet up but gets a slam on Elgins knee. Ricochet hits a flying knee drop for 2. Elgin hits a back suplex and immediately hits the Ground and Pound for the win.

12. Claudio Castagnoli def. Jimmy Jacobs
Claudio is overpowering Jimmy with his brute strength and size advantage. Claudio is also staying one move ahead of Jimmyy with the wrestling. Claudio goes for the Ricola Bomb but Jimmy counters and turns it into a chokeout attempt. Brawling to the floor and Jimmy has the upper hand. Jimmy puts Claudio in a chair on the floor and goes back into the ring and delivers a running tope through the ropes onto Claudio crushing the metal chair. Jimmy trying to recover from the opening moments of the match while applying a body scissors on Claudio. Claudio powers out and wraps Jimmy up like a pretzel and spins him around and faceplants him into the canvas. GIANT SWING with 25 REVOLUTIONS and the crowd goes nuts. Jimmy goes for Contra Code but Claudio blocks and delivers a running European Uppercut. Few more Europeans and Jacobs is down in the corner. Jimmy goes for Contra Code again...Claudio catches him midstream but Jimmy turns it into the front facelock chokeout again. Jimmy with the back centon off the top but only two. Third try for Contra Code but Claudio German suplexes him. 5 minutes remain in the time limit. 4th time is the charm for Jimmy on the Contra Code bu Claudio kicks out. Jimmy goes for a spear but Claudio catches him and goes for the Ricola Bomb but Jimmy turns it into the front facelock choke again. Claudio overpowers him and launches Jimmy into the air and drills him with a European Uppercut on the way down for the pin.

Second Round Tomorrow Night:

Claudio vs. Dave Taylor
Sara Del Rey vs. Cassandro
Callihan vs. Kingston
Josh Raymond vs Egotistico Fantastico
Scorpio vs. Ace Steel
Michael Elgin vs. Drake Younger

Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black have an open challenge to anyone

Cage Match - Hades vs. Quick

Chris Hero vs. Trik Davis - Pinfalls Count Anywhere

Time for the main event tonight.

13. Dingo def. Jaysin Strife to retain the IWA World Title - Loser Leaves IWA for 1 Year

Dingo is running Strife into every turnbuckle just circling the ring. These two are putting it all on the line. Title and their job security in IWA. They have taken it to the floor and Dingo just dropped the challenger with something that caused a huge thud on the floor. Strife slams Dingo on the floor. The cut on Dingo has been reopened and he is bleeding profusely. They are brawling by the stage. I just got covered in someone's drink as Dingo smashed it in Strife's face. Dingo takes the bottom rope off the ring. He is fish hooking Jaysin Strife with the hook from the turnbuckle on the removed bottom rope. Strife is a bloody mess. These two are trying to destroy each other. I don't know if either man will be the same after this. Strife is very loudly calling Dingo a pussy as he repeatedly rams a chair down onto the fallen champion. Dingo goes for a top rope moonsault while holding a chair but Strife fights him down off the ropes. Dingo is tied in the Tree of Woe and Strife is using the chair to inflict extra punishment. Dingo retaliates and gets extra fire and delivers headbutts followed by a Fisherman's Plex. Dingo goes for a top rope Dragon Suplex to the floor but Strife blocks and throws Dingo the the canvas. Double foot stomp but only two. Dingo fights for and eventually gets a piledriver but Strife kicks out at two. Second piledriver and a third and a fourth finally onto a chair and Dingo goes for the cover and gets the pin to retain the IWA Mid-South World Heavyweight Title. Jaysin Strife must leave for 1 year.



These are the live results from Night 2. We have another hot crowd tonight.

Age of the Fall out first asking if there was anyone who would face them tonight. THE SOUL TOUCHAZ come out and accept their challenge.


1. Age of the Fall def. Da Soul Touchaz
AOTF pick up the win with a Fishermans Buster. Trying to fix internet connection issues. Sorry for the lack of details

Second Round of the 2008 TPI

2. Egotistico Fantastico def. Josh Raymond
Connection issues hopefully resolved. Match joined in progress. Several near falls by both men. The crowd has thought the match was over on about 3 or 4 occassions so far. Josh is going up top and lands on Ego's knees on a twisting centon attempt. Ego with another nearfall. Ego goes back up top and hits the double springboard moonsault for the pinfall.

3. Drake Younger def. Michael Elgin.
The crowd is solidly behind Drake in this one. Immediately start off exhanging forearms. "Yay" for Drake forearms. "Boo" for Elgin forearms. Elgin with a rana out of nowhere followed by a fireman's carry slam followed by a back twisting centon off the second but only a two. Elgin moves out of the way of Drake charging into the corner. Elgin then running spears the leg of Drake from behind into the corner. Elgin is working over the leg and Drake is in trouble. Elgin obviously watched Tony work over Drake's leg the whole match last night and is continuing the assault. Drake keeps trying to fight back but can't muster much offense on one leg. Elgin has Drake's legs tied into a pretzel. Drake fights his way free but can't get to his feet. Elgin back on the leg. Elgin goes for the butt splash onto the leg draped across the bottom rope but Drake kicks him over the top rope and to the floor with his right leg. Elgin tries to reenter the ring courtesy of the top rope but Drake cuts him off and hits the largest superplex I've seen in quite some time. Drake tries for Drake's Landing but his leg buckles and Elgin takes over with a figure four. Drake rolls through and gets to the ropes. Elgin goes for another figure four but Drake with a small package...only two. Elgin takes his head off with a lariat as they both get to their feet but only two. Elgin misses a moonsault and Drake drills him with a fist and floors Elgin. Drake then pounces with ground and pound and the ref stops the match. Drake beats Elgin with the ground and pound and the crowd explodes!!!!

4. Claudio Castagnoli def. Dave Taylor.
Claudio and Taylor going hold for hold. The crowd chants for Taylor. Taylor is teaching Claudio a few things in these exchanges. Very European opening few minutes. Claudio with a cravate. Taylor goes for a bodyslam but Claudio maintains the cravate. Taylor again with a bodyslam and Claudio still holds the cravate. Third try, Taylor goes with sort of an armdrag like maneuver to release the cravate. Dave Taylor obviously learned something from wrestling Tracy last night. Claudio puts him in a front face lock. Taylor picks him up and tries to throw him to the floor. Claudio lands on apron outside the ring and keeps the front facelock. Claudio breaks the hold, Taylor holds the ropes for him. Shakes his hand when Claudio enters the ring and then lariats Claudio when he wasn't expecting it. Taylor works over Claudio's leg to try to break down the size advantage. Claudio with a series of European Uppercut and then catches Dave Taylor off guard with a backslide for the pinfall. Everyone in the crowd chants "Please come back" to Dave Taylor and follow with a "Thank You Taylor" chant.

5. Sara Del Rey def. Cassandro
Randy and I were watching this one so no play by play. Awesome match. Cassandro spears the ringpost full speed and Sara slaps him into a cross arm breaker for a submission victory. "Lucha Libre", "Please Come Back" chants after the match.

6. 2 Cold Scorpio def. "Sexy" Ace Steel.
Feeling out process between the vets. They tumble to the floor. Looks like they are trash talking and then agree to get back in the ring. Amateur wrestling breaks out. Ace with a ride but Scorpio escapes. Scorpio with a double leg takedown. Anything you can do, I can do better exchange back and forth on variations of arm drags. Ace gets advantage and is working over Scorpio. Beautiful baseball slide dropkick to the face on the fallen Scorpio. Ace starting to show a devious side. Foot across the throat and then he slams Scorpio throat first on the edge of the ring. Ace is working over the back. Elbow drop off the second. Knee drops. Ace uses all of the five count before releasing submission hold when Scorpio reaches the ropes. Scorpio regains control. Somersault legdrop. Elbow smash off the second rope. Belly to back. Scorpio up on the second rope with a somersault legdrop but only two. Scorpio back up top but Ace crotches him. Ace tries headbutts but does more damage to himself than Scorpio but still lands a rana off the ropes but only a two. Ace with a belly to back but only two. Scorpio flips out of a powerbomb and hits one of his own but only two. Scorpio goes for a Ricola bomb but Ace counters with a sunset bomb but only two. Scorpio gets pissed and starts drilling Ace with knee lifts. He then grapevines Ace's arm and rolls forward into a pinning combo and gets the victory. Crowd asks Ace to come back. Ace calls Scorpio back out and says if it wasn't a tournament and lots still to come tonight he would ask for five more minutes. Scorpio responds with "wait till next year kid." Ace leaves to "thank you Ace" chants and high fives all around.

7. Sami Callihan def. Eddie Kingston.
My typing couldn't do justice to the way these two beat the hell out of each other so I won't even try. Sami Callihan with the upset victory following a hellacious lariat after nearly choking out Kingston moments before.

Time to set up the cage. Short break and we'll be right back. Loud chants for Eddie and the crowd explodes as they shake hands in a show of respect. Sami needs help to the back so he might be in trouble in the semis.

Ian announces the semis as:

Ego vs. Drake
Claudio vs. Sara Del Rey
Sami vs. 2 Cold Scorpio

8. Jason Hades def. Jayson Quick to retain the IWA Mid-South World Light Heavyweight Title in an I Quit Steel Cage match...Jayson Quick loses the right to use the name Jayson.

I didn't get to see the match.

2008 TPI Semifinals

9. Drake Younger def. Egotistico Fantastico
Ego doesn't even let Drake get into the ring before doing a HIGH FLYING plancha dive to the floor while still wearing his Mexican blanket poncho. Ego immediately rolls Drake in for a pin but only two. Drake is still hobbled by the work on his leg by 2 Tuff Tony & Michael Elgin in the tournament so far. Back to the floor and Drake is laying the leather on Ego with chops. Ego jumps onto Drake but Drake catches him and launches Ego into the ringpost. Lets Go Ego...Lets Go Drake from the crowd. Drake drags Ego over by the stage and they are sitting in chairs doing a bar fight. "Drake" and "Ego" from the crowd on every punch. Then headbutts and the crowd can't keep up with the headbutts on their chants it is going so fast and furious. Action finally gets into the ring. Drake misses a frog splash. Ego knows about Drake's leg injury and goes after it. Drake is in for an uphill fight with this bad leg but to his credit he isn't backing down. Lariat by Drake gives both a chance to catch their breath. Drake goes for a landing but Ego reverses into an air raid crash. Double springboard moonsault that he's won twice with this weekend but Drake kicks out! Ego goes for a Drake's Landing out of spite but Drake blocks it and hits an inverted brainbuster that brings the crowd to its feet at Drake advances to the finals.

To kill the rumors...Randy is alive and well and the cage is as well.

10. Claudio Castagnoli def. Sara Del Rey.
Sara starts with kicks to the body but Claudio drops her with an European uppercut. Claudio misses a shoulderblock to the corner and Sara drill him with forearms and kicks and a whoopee cushion splash but only two. Claudio using his size and strength to work over Sara and he applies the camel clutch. Claudio with a hair biel and an elbow drop but only two. Sara with a crossbody but only two. Claudio overpowers her on a side salto suplex. Sara gives a dropkick to Claudio's knee but Claudio shakes it off and delivers a dropkik of his own right to the jaw. Sara blocks an attempted face plant and boots Claudio right in the face and applies a cross arm breaker. Somersault kick to the face and a couple more big kicks by Sara but only a 2 1/2 count. Sara goes for a tigerdriver but Claudio backdrops her and has her for a Giant Swing. 15 revolutions later Sara is dizzy and on the mat but she rolls up Claudio in a small package and gets a 2 15/16ths count. Crowd chants "that was three." Sara counters a Ricola Bomb back into a cross arm breaker. Claudio muscles her up and tries to powerbomb her one armed but Sara holds on to the cross arm breaker. EVERYONE is chanting "tap tap tap" but Claudio gets to the ropes. Runnng Yakuza kicks to Claudio but on the third one Sara runs into a running big boot and then a Ricola Bomb for the pinfall. Claudio advances to the finals and everyone is on their feet applauding and chanting "that was awesome." Very loud "Thank You Sara" chant and she was just an eyelash away from making it to the finals of the TPI.

11. Sami Callihan def. 2 Cold Scorpio
Sami still trying to shake the cobwebs from the war with Kingston. Trying to loosen up his neck and shoulder. Sami is very weary of Scorpio and still licking his wounds from the Kingston match after a few tie ups. Scorpio starts laying in the stiffness and drops Sami with a brutal forearm shiver. Sami is on wobbled legs and Scorpio is punishing him in the corner. Exchange of lariats which Scorpio definitely gets the better of. Knee strikes by Scorp and Sami is down but not out as he kicks out at 2. Sami has to climb up Scorpio pulling himself up but Scorpio just beats him back down. Sami won't stay down though. He keeps fighting back but Scorpio keeps hitting him harder than before and crushes him on a beautiful frog splash off the top but only two. Scorpio is frustrated. Sami is getting a second wind but Scorpio is staying on him. Picture perfect moonsault by Scorpio but again only two. Scorpio can't believe it and doesn't know what it will take to keep Sami down. Scorpio with Harvard graduated feet and a lackadaisical cover but only two and Sami is getting a third wind. Sami blocks several punches and ducks a couple of kicks and delivers a massive Saito plex and another for a pair of twos. He then catches Scorpio with a killer lariat that double flips Scorpio and gets the pin. There is just no quit in Sami Callihan. Both men are still down in the ring but Sami and Scorpio finally make it to their feet and a show of mutual respect and Scorpio raises Sami's arm in victory.

12. Dingo, Ricochet, and Bobby Fish def. Too Tuff Tony, Prince Ali, and Ares.
Joey Eastman offers to trade Bobby Fish and a box of minute rice for 2 Tuff Tony in this match. He then offers Tony something in a plastic baggie and Tony puts it in his pocket and the trade is made. If Dingo is pinned in this match, he loses the IWA World Heavyweight Title to whomever pins him. Trying to iron out some internet connection problems before the pinfalls count anywhere match and the TPI finals. Tony in now with Ricochet. Tony hits a second rope moonsault for 2. He hits the Too Tuff Flip while Eastman is holding Ricochet. Joey running away from Fish whole stole his hat and coat. Crowd chanting Bobby Eastman. Bobby Fish just stole Joey Eastman's pants! Double DDT by Ricochet on Tony and Ares. Bobby Eastman in the ring clearing house. Bobby accidently hit Dingo. Everyone receives nutshots ala 2006. Ali sent outside. Tony hits the Too Tuff Driver. Too much action. ALI HAS A SHOE BOMB! Everyone jumps on him before he ignited it. All hell has broken loose. Ali misses the Weapons of Mass Destruction which allows Dingo to make the pin. Tony arguing with Ares. Kingston in the ring with the belt. He hands the belt to Dingo with a show of respect.



Ian announced Vito vs Sal Thomaselli in a Chicago Street Fight next weekend as well has Dingo vs Drake Younger for the title.

13. Trik Davis def. Chris Hero - Pinfalls Count Anywhere
Randy has left to be security. I'm back several minutes in to the match. They have brawled all over every square inch of the building. Hero just nailed a Blockbuster off the stage to the floor onto a pile of chairs. The TPI trophy was almost killed before the finals. The chairs in the crowd are thrown about like a tornado went thru the Hartman Rec Center. Hero with a sitout powerbomb in the ring after saying "Die Trik Die" but only gets a two. A right left forearm combo by Hero only gets two. Trik gets gourdbusted across two open chairs. Hero then slaps on a Boston Crab as Trik is laid across the two chairs. Two roaring forearms by Hero and a kick to the face by Trik and both men are down. Trik catches Hero into the Hangman's Clutch! Hero returns the favor. Trik bites his thumb to break the hold. Headbutts sound like two trucks colliding. Hero picks up a chair but Trik dropkicks the chair into Hero's crotch. He then delivers a punt the family jewels. Trik then hits a perfect driver for the pin.

2008 Ted Petty Invitational Finals

14. Drake Younger def. Claudio Castagnoli & Sami Callihan to win the 2008 TPI

No play by play writeup on this one. We are going to watch this one with great anticipation.

Sami eliminated with a Drakes Landing. Claudio vs. Drake for the TPI championship.

Drake wins with the Drake's Landing. Unbelievable finals. The building is going nuts for Drake and chanting "Psycho Shooter".
"We advised him in the future that if he were to ever wear that outfit again he would be stripped of his championship and fired"
- Excalibur talking about Hero's new gear
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