12/29 CWF Mid-Atlantic “Battlecade XIX” in Gibsonville, N.C.: Trevor Lee vs. Arik Royal, an indy show that reminded correspondent why he’s a wrestling fan


Trevor Lee (photo credit Bruce Mitchell © PWTorch)

CWF MID-ATLANTIC BATTLECADE XIX
DECEMBER 29, 2018
GIBSONVILLE, N.C.
STREAMED LIVE ON TWITCH.TV
REPORT BY LANDON PIPKIN, PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR


If you attend a live event, please send results in the format of the following report to pwtorch@pwtorch.com. Thanks!


CWF Mid-Atlantic presented Battlecade XIX, from the Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium, in Gibsonville, N.C. Battlecade is CWF Mid-Atlantic’s flagship event and sold out in advance.

(1) Bobby Wohlfert defeated LaBron Kozone.

(2) Mike Mars defeated Chris Taylor, Donnie BitDon, Snooty Foxx – Four Way Scramble match.

(3) Jesse Ortega defeated Mace Li (w/Jarry Carey).

(4) Kool Jay defeated Ulssye Demos (c), Alexander Moss, Bellamy Koga, Kyle Myzery, and Teddy Ireland Jr. – CWF Mid-Atlantic Rising Generation League Title Six Way Shootout match.

(5) Smith Garrett defeated Ric Converse.

(6) Rob McBride & Steve Greene defeated Roy Wilkins & Steven Idol.

(7) Aric Andrews defeats Kamakazi Kid.

(8) Aaron Biggs defeats Otto Schwanz (w/Donnie BitDon & Khan O’Kelly) (c) – CWF Mid-Atlantic Television Title match.

(9) John Skyler defeats Cam Carter (c) – PWI Ultra J Title match.

(10) Michael McAllister & Nick Richards (c) defeat Dirty Daddy & Ethan Alexander Sharpe (w/Cain Justice) – CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title match.

(11) Trevor Lee (c) defeats Arik Royal (w/Coach Gemini & Jarry Carey & Mace Li) – CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title match.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Battlecade XIX was my first CWF Mid-Atlantic event and definitely won’t be my last. The show ran about 3 hours and 43 minutes which was a bit too long for my liking, but it wasn’t terrible. CWF did so much right that other independent promotions fail at which is storytelling. For instance, the heel manager Coach Gemini announced prior to the match that if Trevor Lee lost tonight, he would not only lose his title but have to leave the promotion forever. With rumors of Lee signing with WWE, I thought this would be a logical way to write him out of the promotion. But after a 43 minute main-event, Lee successfully defended his Heavyweight title. If all you know of Trevor Lee is from Impact, I highly encourage you to seek out his AAW or CWF matches. He and Arik Royal gave fans watching at home and in the building a great 40-plus minute match. John Skyler was also incredible in his match against Cam Carter. Both of those wrestlers have tremendous talent and put on a great match. I do wish the Skyler vs. Carter match was given more time as I felt a 15 time limit was not enough. Overall, this show was fantastic and helped me realize why I originally became a fan of professional wrestling. If you’re in the Carolinas, I highly recommend attending a show.


If you attend a live event, please send results in the format of the following report to pwtorch@pwtorch.com. Thanks!

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