Review Without A Cause EGO

Without A Cause
Ego
September 15, 2019
Everett Washington

On Sunday September 15 wrestling fans in Everett Washington were treated to a fantastic show! Without A Cause continues to build from one show to the next, and just when you thought they put on their best show ever, they manage to pull off an even better one the very next month.

The roster of talent at WAC is an impressive representation of local talent. It is a must see show and their growing reputation is starting to attract some of the biggest names on the independent scene.

WAC Ego was the last show before the one-year anniversary event in October. Here is what happened…

Match #1: Singles Competition
Eddie Osbourne vs. Daniel Makabe

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Our opening match saw two spectacular talents going at it and no one held anything back! This match set the tone for the entire evening. Eddie came out to taunts from the audience who clearly liked tormenting this giant of a man with insults. He had no problems taunting the audience back with his own set of insults and mockeries. Daniel Makabe effortlessly won the crowd over with his entrance, his opponent handed it to him.

From the very beginning Eddie Osbourne put Makabe on the defense. He seemed impervious to Daniels attempt at bumping his larger opponent to the mat. Osbourne didn’t waste any time, before unleashing his arsenal of larcenous moves. Face rakes and other cheep shots were employed to devastate Makabe.

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Our wrestling genius eventually turned the tables on Osbourne with a Missile Dropkick and eventually gets this giant of a man into the Octopus Stretch. Makabe climbed the ropes and Eddie moved in and slammed him on the mat from the top rope. It looked like it was done for Makabe.

Then Daniel got a cross face stretch on Osbourn. Eddie managed to pull out. As he tried get away, Makabe executed a German Suplex and bridged for a pin. Referee Christopher Samuel counts to three.

Daniel Makabe wins!

After the match Daniel took the microphone and paid his respects to the audience and made a rather interesting announcement. Next month, at the one-year anniversary show, he will be facing a former opponent Tony Deppen!

Match #2: Singles Competition
“The Black Sheep” Dave Turner vs. Chris Ross

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When Dave Turner enters the ring, everyone watches to make sure he doesn’t make any sudden moves. He could kill anyone in the audience with ease. One doesn’t want to draw the attention of the Black Sheep when he passes by. Chris Ross came out wearing mismatched socks, sweatpants and a Chase James t-shirt. It would appear our down and out “Cool Dad” is still in a funk.

The bell rang and the audience was settled in to watch a slaughter. The moment the bell rang, these two men went at it and there wasn’t an ounce of back down in Chris Ross. They engaged in some of the heaviest hitting we’ve seen in the ring at Without A Cause.

Chris takes Dave Turner down with a brutal Clothesline. It is clear, “Cool Dad” Chris Ross is getting his Mojo back! While Dave lay prone on the mat Chris climbed to the top rope and executed a Frog Splash onto the Black Sheep himself.

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These two struggled for supremacy and Chris Ross made Dave Turner work for every move he made. Chris Ross gave as good as he got. There was never a moment when one opponent was dominating the match. It was nail biting suspense all the way!

The match came to an end when the Black Sheep climbed the ropes and does a cross body slam on the Cool Dad. Dave moved in for the pin and got the three count.

“The Black Sheep” Dave Turning wins!

Even though Chris Ross did not win this match, I think it is very clear, he’s back!

 

Match #3: Tag Team Competition
Boarder Patrol vs. The Strays

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This match started before anyone made it to the ring. There was a commotion near the entrance to the building and the crowd parted as Boarder Patrol chased the Strays into the auditorium. If there was a bell, no one heard it. This match was already going, and Boarder Patrol was determined to return these Canadian scamps back to the prison cell they no doubt had ready for them.

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Judas Icarus and Tyler Elliot had their hands bound! Despite their bondage they dived out of the ring onto their opponents in a coordinated attack. They quickly made it to the administrative table where they were released from their restraints and reentered the match. Officer Nick and Large Sarge were ready for them.

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These two teams had a hard-hitting match with the Strays doing their high-flying style off the top rope laying on the heat from the sky! At one-point Large Sarge got the Strays in a choke, one in each hand, and then slammed them against the mat.

We saw a lot of coordinated moves. Both these teams are well oiled deliverers of devastation! At one point the Strays got Boarder Patrol on the defensive and Large Sarge stood up against the wall near the flags saluting and pretending to be a mannequin. His plan nearly worked.

After a fair amount of bath and forth Large Sarge moved in and pinned Judas Icarus for the three count.

Boarder Patrol wins!

 

Match #4: Championship Challenge
Champion- Chris Bey vs. Challenger- Jake Atlas

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In one of the most highly anticipated matches of the evening, Jake Atlas made his Without A Cause debut. He received a very warm welcome and there were more than a few audience members who were looking forward to seeing Mr. Atlas walk away from this match as the WAC Champion.

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Chris loves being a champion and he had three title belts with him to show his affection for fantastic fashion accessories. Chris is a wrestler with one of the best saunters in the business. Met with a mix of cheers and jeers he basked in his mixed response, unphased.

These two locked up and started the match with some fancy mat work. They are both clearly masters of their craft. At one-point Jake performs a hurricanrana on Chris off the top ropes. This impressive move was followed by a horrifying exchange of chops.

Atlas kept Chris Bey on the defense through most of the match. Jake softened up his opponent with a vicious German Suplex. Chris managed to counter with a DDT. Atlas began slapping himself to bring himself back into the moment. This is when the tides of this match turned. Chris moved in for the pin and got the three count.

Chris Bey wins and retains his title!

 

Match #5: Four Way Competition
Spyder vs. “Golden Boy” Travis Williams vs. Jet Knight vs. Andy Dalton

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Whenever there’s a four way you know it’s going to be a fantastic spectacle! Both Spyder and Andy Dalton were making their WAC debut, however Travis Williams and Jet Knight have faced one another before. In fact, it would be fair to say there is some bad blood here.

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Right out of the gate this turned into an incredible display of well-trained chaos! Spyder is fast and knows how to use the ropes to his advantage. Andy Dalton is a fearless monster in the ring. Even when he had blood running down his face, he was like a Norse Berserker devastating anyone daring to come near.

 

 

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Jet Knight went after Travis with a passion, at one point he flew out of the ring and wiped out three rows of chairs going after his arch nemesis, the Golden Boy. Travis held his own and the match continued in the ring.

On the mat Travis Williams went up against Spyder and Andy Dalton. Dirty Dalton laid a world of hurt on Jet Knight. He moved in for the pin and “Golden Boy” Travis Williams, ever the opportunist, went in, threw Andy off and took the pin for himself. Travis held Jet Knight down to the count of three.

Travis Williams wins!

 

Match #6: Hardcore Singles Competition
Chase James vs. The Devil Drexl

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You never know what’s going to happen in a hardcore match, this one was no exception. Chase is out to destroy every opponent he faces to claw his way back to the top. Losing your title without being pinned is a hard pill to swallow. Drexl no doubt wants his own chance for the belt. A Championship Title likely carries a great deal of weight in the bowels of Hell!

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This started out as a down and dirty match. Within seconds Chase James was throwing trashcans and kendo sticks into the ring. He then put Drexl in the trash literally. At some point a banana made its way into the ring. Drexl proceeded to violate Mr. James with said banana… and this was only the beginning folks.

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Much of this match description has been redacted by my editor. As a result, I will summarize the absolutely horrors witnessed on September 15, 2019. The banana made several appearances in this match in the most horrifying ways. Chairs were destroyed on mass, proving the chair budget at WAC is likely their largest expense. Then Chase introduced Drexl to the kendo stick in very intimate ways.

After what could have only been the result of a head injury, Drexl wanted to play Twister. Apparently, Twister is a thing in Hell. Humanity will never be the same for those present to witness this match.

Chase took advantage of Drexl’s distraction and laid out the Devil himself. Chase James moved in for the pin and got the three count.

Chase James wins!

 

Match #7: Tag Team Competition
4 Minutes of Heat vs. Young Muscle

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If you haven’t heard of 4 Minutes of Heat yet, clear the wax out of your ears and start paying attention! There is little doubt these two young men from Portland Oregon have a huge future in front of them. Eddie Pearl and Ricky Gibson are unquestionably incredible talents. Their opponents Young Muscle, consisting of Jaiden and Nick Wayne, are very much the same in their career trajectory. These incredible wrestlers are the kind of people we’ll be talking about in a few years. We’ll say how we saw them back when, as they amaze fans across the world.

As this match began Young Muscle came in strong. Nick Wayne executed a hurricanrana on Ricky Gibson sending the mullet endowed talent out of the ring. Then Jaiden came into the ring with his phone. He proceeded to perform his own hurricanrana on 4 Minutes of Heat while he filmed the whole thing on his phone. With Eddie Pearl and Ricky Gibson outside the ring Nick Wayne went for a dive and wiped out 4 Minutes of Heat.

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This is when our mullet aficionados resorted to their bedlam tactics! There were eye pokes between chops and some discrete use of the ropes to choke their opponents. Young Muscle rallied and Nick Wayne went in to perform one of his signature cutters. His opponent pushed Referee Christopher Samuels in the way and Nick accidentally performed the cutter on the good ref. As Mr. Samuels lay unconscious on the mat, mayhem brook loose.

There was confusion the wrestlers continued their match but there was no ref to officiate! The bell rang and the match was declared over.

No Contest!

4 Minutes of Heat were not pleased with this outcome. They went after Jaiden and Nick. Then the Stray’s came out and chased Ricky Gibson and Eddie Pearl away before embracing their friends Young Muscle.

It was announced at the one-year celebration in October, 4 Minutes of Heat will face The Strays!

 

Match #8: Main Event Twitter Championship Challenge
Twitter Verified Champion- Steve Migs accompanied by Officer Cooper
vs.
Challenger- Ethan Page

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As Steve Migs came out into the audience, he was accompanied by Officer Cooper. Sadly, the audience still fails to appreciate the masterful work of our Twitter Verified Champion. It is a sad day when this “Local Celebrity” must resort to hiring a bodyguard to escort him to the ring. Hopefully the WACer’s will rethink their poor taste and come around.

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Needless to say, this audience was thrilled when the Ego himself Ethan Page entered the auditorium. He made his way around the ring only to meet one of the youngest members of the audience. A little boy holding a small championship belt. Ethan picked him up and put him on his shoulder before taking this little champion around the ring amidst thunderous applause.

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Upon entering the ring, Steve approached his opponent and stated if he’s putting up his championship then Ethan should do the same. The problem is, Ethan’s title is one half of a tag team championship. Steve didn’t seem to have a problem with this minor detail; however, his opponent didn’t fall for Steve’s antics.

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The match started out with hesitation as Ethan took Migs down with a devastating clothesline, throws him out of the ring and begins punching the ‘Local Hero’ repeatedly. Ethan then sets Migs up and ran around the ring only to lay a world of hurt on the Twitter Verified Champion.

Steve managed a reversal and raked Ethan across the face. Then Migs goes to work on Ethan’s leg. As Ethan attempts to recover, Steve engages in a very important discussion with Referee Aubrey Edwards. Unbeknownst to those in play, Officer Cooper begins beating Ethan.

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Migs then knees Ethan in the back and the audience begins chanting for Mr. Page. Ethan manages to flip Migs and slams him on the mat so hard the skirt surrounding the ring fluttered. Ethan follows up by kicking Migs in the face and goes in for the pin. The count of three came and for a brief moment the audience cheered for Ethan Page’s victory. But it was a short-lived triumph. Steve Migs’ foot was under the rope.

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The Ref restarted the match and Ethan was beside himself and Migs took the opportunity to heroically dismantle his opponent and tossed him out of the ring. Ethan Page lay motionless on the floor and Referee Aubrey Edwards began the count out. To everyone’s surprise the ref reached the count of ten. Ethan Page lost, Steve Migs wins and retains his Twitter Verified Championship!

After the match Steve Migs and his cohort Officer Cooper began a brutal beat down on The Ego Ethan. Our distinguished fly in was a brutalized carcass trying to defend himself, then the unthinkable happened! Darby Allin flew out of the locker room and beats down Migs and Officer Cooper.

With Migs and Cooper on the floor reeling in pain, Ethan picks Darby up and throws him out onto their opponents. As Steve Migs and Officer Cooper retreated back to the locker room, Darby Allin took the mic.

Darby told us a story about how Ethan Page had taken Darby under his wing and helped him get his start at Evolve. Ethan graciously returned the honor to Darby, and congratulated him on a bright future at AEW.

Bet on Darby Allin, like I did!” – The Ego, Ethan Page

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After a tense Main Event and a heart felt exchange between two great wrestlers our master of ceremony came out and made a few announcements about the next WAC show, which marks the one-year anniversary of the promotion!

At YEAR ONE we will see the return of Hammerstone and Andy Dalton. The debut of Jessica Havok and Tony Deppen! With only a handful of announcements Year One is already shaping up to be a spectacular event!

Then as the final announcements were made, Max Zaleski came out and gave Referee Aubrey Edwards a fantastic bouquet of flowers to commemorate her last show before embarking on her own fantastic journey at AEW. Farewell Aubrey, you have been the heart and soul of this region and even though you are moving onto an incredible journey you will always be with us.

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