Column: Harold Williams Previews Age Of Allegiance!
April 13, 2010 · Print This Article
For over two years now, fans all over Michigan have been showing their loyalty to CLASH Wrestling. Any time that they see the green logo of excellence, they know that they will be seeing the best pro-wrestling action that the state has to offer. However, the fans are not the only ones loyal to the CLASH Wrestling brand- the talent is as well. They all bleed the green of CLASH Wrestling, as they strive to represent the company the best they can every night that they step into the ring. On April 17th at Age Of Allegiance, CLASH Wrestling celebrates the devotion of fans and talent alike. Let’s take a look at the matches that will be taking place at Age of Allegiance, along with my opinions.
In one of the main events that will take place at this event, “Ace High” Cameron Skyy will put his CLASH Championship on the line against J Miller. The Championship is Skyy’s priority right now, especially since he was a part of the company since day one, and his speed, agility, and mat-skills gives him what he needs to keep it. However, Skyy is facing someone in J Miller who is very familiar with his ring style, being that they have faced each other in the past. Miller has never held the Championship, but is considered underrated by many. If Skyy comes into this match overconfident and takes Miller lightly, it’s very possible that we’ll see a new Champion crowned at the end of the night. However, this is Skyy’s third reign as Champion, so he knows what it takes to defend the title, and is willing to do anything that he has to do. If Skyy takes Miller seriously and is at the top of his game -which he usually is- then the Skyy era will continue.
In the other main event, the CLASH Tag Team Championship will be on the line, as Nightlife defend it against the team of Wreckingball & Will Vendetta. Although they are not considered an experienced team, Wreckingball & Vendetta have the potential to be an impressive teaming of power & speed, and they have faced each other in singles competition in the past on more than one occassion, which means that they know each other strengths and weaknesses, a common trait of efficient teams. At the same time though, I can’t help but wonder if since they have wrestled against each other so many times, that they will be more concerned with trying to show each other up during the match, instead of focusing on their opponents. If that happens, Nightlife won’t have a problem holding onto the title. I think that the outcome of this match depends on whether or not Wreckingball and Vendetta can stay on the same page.
When CLASH Founder Nicholas Clashertone first saw Mena Libra in action, he had no doubt that she would be a good addition to the CLASH roster. However, CLASH CEO Truth Martini does not think likewise. If he were to have his way, women would not be involved in the pro-wrestling industry, let alone a CLASH ring. Truth wants Libra to prove her worth, and as far as he’s concerned, the only way that will happen is if she defeats a man. And on April 17th, the man she will face with be Blue Ranger. Martini confidently booked this match claiming that Ranger will beat Libra with ease. So it will be woman vs. superhero, although I can’t help but wonder what Blue Ranger’s motivation is for doing dirty work for Martini. Is he going against his own heroic morals simply so that he can remain employed? In any case, Ranger is very much underated, even my Martini. True, Blue Ranger is far from being a veteran of the ring. However, his intelligence cannot be denied. In my opinion, Libra already has a place in CLASH, and if she manages to get pass Blue Ranger, Martini will have no choice but to agree.
After seeing much success as a tag-team competitor, Tommy Treznik is now focusing on a singles career. He definitely has the tools to succeed, and on April 17th he will be taking on CHIKARA’s Dasher Hatfield, who has been impressing fans and talent alike with his matches, including a victory over Colin Delaney last year. This match will be quite a test for Treznik, and win or lose, will provide a good opportunity to further prove that he can hold his own.
One of the staples of CLASH, a,”Gauntlet” match, will also be taking place at the event. Featuring 8 competitors, two men start in the ring and a new competitor enters every 90 seconds (numbers are drawn at random prior). A competitor is eliminated from the match once he is thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. This process continues until two men are left. The match then continues under normal rules â€“ where victory can be obtained by pinfall, submission, disqualification, or countout. The 8 competitors involved will be Dragon Kreed, GQ, Josh Thor, Austin Manix, Keith Calhoun, Brandon Edwards, and 2 mystery entrants. The 2 mystery entrants will definitely have an advantage, since it will be impossible for the other 6 competitors to properly prepare for them. However, it should also be noted that GQ, Kreed, and Calhoun all have, “Gauntlet” match experience. With all of that said, I think the person to keep an eye on in this match is Dragon Kreed. This is the first event since his return in which he not a part of the Championship title scene. That title is the main reason why he came back in the first place, and winning this match would possibly be enough to regain the attention of CLASH management.
Big, mean, and aggressive, the 7 foot giant known as Eddie Venom will make his debut at Age Of Allegiance. Venom has wrestled in promotions all across the country, both large and small, always making an impression. And, don’t let his size fool you- Venom has impressive speed and agility for a man his size. Truth Martini is responsible for Venom being brought in, and considering the fact that he has faced Venom in the ring many times in the past, he knows firsthand how much of an impact Venom will make in CLASH. Venom’s opponent will be Danny Danger, and many will be quick to assume that Danger will not stand a chance. However, Danger’s smaller size will give him the ability to outmanuever Venom, and if he can get the big man off his feet and work on him on the mat, Danger has a very good chance of winning. If Venom manages to get his hands on Danger first though, that will be a different story.
Along with of all that great wrestling action, Age Of Alliegiance will also feature the debut of Tyler Elkin’s new interview segment, “Caveman’s Corner”. We don’t know who his guest will be, but it will no doubt be a very interesting segment. So CLASH Wrestling’s Age Of Allegiance will definitely be the place to be on Saturday April 17th at Taylortown Trade Center (22525 Ecorse Rd.) in Taylor, MI, 8:00 PM Belltime. And if you’re new to CLASH Wrestling and have yet to experience what it has to offer, you’re guaranteed to be bleeding green by the end of the night.