Monday, July 31, 2017

AWE's Season 3 Finale (July 30, 2017)

I was fortunate enough to make it to this show last night. Unfortunately, I often have to miss AWE shows due to the real word getting in the way. This is even more true for Norko.

We used to be able to always go as a pair, but I've now done Homegrown 2017 and Season 3 Finale (2017) on my own. I'm glad I did too. Here's your quick results from FOW Radio. Here's Larry Goodman's report on the show from Georgia Wrestling History.

AWE is nothing if not ambitious, and honestly that means sometime what they are trying to do falls flat with me (that's OK), but last night was absolutely not that type of night. This was a fantastic show from start to finish.

Some highlights include, but are not limited to...

  •  Adrian Armour taking on KLD from St. Louis. KLD is an absolute hoss and these two set the tone for a great night of action. 

  • The 4-Way Elimination match for the GWC Tag Titles was completely off the rails in a good way.  The Submission Squad got the victory and are our new champions. The Gymnasty Boys were fantastic to see live. Absolutely hilarious, entertaining, and solid in the ring.  The Carnies had another opportunity to show ATL why they are considered one of the very best tag teams on the indies.

  • Murder One and Sugar D went to war. Murder got the victory, but Sugar D never quit. I don't have them with me, but I got some souvenirs from this match. Some plastic fruit of a tree that was used as a weapon, and an little green Army man from a sack of them used as a weapon.

  • Martin Stone defeated Chip Day, but that's secondary to the real stunner. Martin Stone seemed to convince Chip after the match that he did not need The Hierarchy. Chip shook Stone's hand and the fans thought they had another hero to battle The Hierarchy.

    Sadly, Martin revealed that it was all a ruse ("...cunning attempt to trick...") and that he wasn't Atlanta's hero.  In fact, he was never Atlanta's hero.  The Georgia Wrestling Crown was now going to be defended under some version of Freebird Rules where any member of The Hierarchy can defend the strap as champion.

    Chip Day was defeated, but is clearly setup as AWE's newest and possibly best hero. We will see how that goes next season.

Really fantastic show last night, if you live in or around Atlanta and want to see some quality indie wrestling that has a vibe unlike any other you NEED to get to AWE. I can just about promise you that you will NOT be disappointed.

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