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Location: The corner of Union Turnpike and 150th Street, Queens, New York (aka The Ministry)


"You rang boss?"


"Dammit Steve, stop calling me boss. I've known you since you were a goddamn rookie back in DeColt's territory. How many times do I have to tell you that? Just call me Mr. Vessey like everyone else does."


"Sure thing boss."


"You're an insufferable prick, you know that Flash? So the reason I called you here, I just wanted to say that I love what you've been doing as booker since you took over for Bo...."


"Well, its about time you paid me a compliment Larry. First one in thirty damn years."


".....but I think you might be out of a job Steve."


"I liked it better when you didn't compliment me I think."


"Look, its got nothing to do with you. I'm pretty damn close to selling this company and retiring down south. These winters are killing me Steve and my body is aching from all the damn bumps I took. I don't know why I always had to take the beating so Bryan could get the hot tag. I guess they don't call it "playing Larry Vessey" for nothing huh?"


"I've watched your whole career Larry. If you make this deal, it will be the first bit of selling you've ever done. So cut to the chase, who is buying this dump?"


"Well until the ink is dry, I can't say but don't worry that sweet ass mullet of yours. He's as old school as you and I. Plus he's got a big ass chip on his shoulder after the way things have gone for him lately. He's going to want to do more than make a few bucks each month here. I imagine if he has way, NYCW will be running in better venues than this dump here in Queens. Anyway, I just wanted to give you a heads up in case he wants to give one of his own guys the book. Don't worry though, I know he'll take care of you as you wind down your career.....assuming you ever actually retire."


"Eh, one of these years. Its not like I want to sit around the house with the wife all day. Besides, I want to see who I'm working for. After all this, maybe I'll finally have a boss who isn't a total jerk....."

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Location: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico


As the sun began to set over the water, his wife, well, his second wife emerges onto the veranda with his evening cocktail, Johnny Walker Blue....neat. Same way he has for the last twenty something years. As the man stared into his whiskey for a moment, he reflected back on the past several years.


What had happened wasn't his fault but ultimately the buck has to stop somewhere and the boss wasn't going to fire himself or one of his idiot progeny. Besides, he had made a boatload of cash over the years wearing two hats with the company and even with that alimony payment to his first wife, he was enjoying retirement here in paradise. Was his pride so badly wounded that he had to jump back into the mix again just to prove something? Was his ego so overinflated that he actually thinks around that he could turn this rag tag promotion around? And was he so reckless with his nest egg that he was willing to burn a big chunk of it on a small promotion in Queens that has never done much more than just exist? His financial guy was having a small coronary but he was able to chill him out a bit by taking on a minority partner to help minimize some of the risk. He's wife's voice jolted him back to reality.


"I said, what time is Larry supposed to call honey?"


"Next couple of minutes."


"Are you sure about this Peter? I will support you in whatever you decide. I mean, we're not living in Queens though right?"


"Of course not dear."


"Not the Bronx either right? Or Staten Island? I would be okay with some parts of Brooklyn I guess. Just as long as its near a Whole Foods and a good hot yoga studio.....and I need to be able to get good Pad Thai"


*The phone mercifully rings, putting a halt to the awkward conversation*


"Larry Vessey, good to hear from you you old son of a gun! No, no! I can talk. The timing is perfect."


"Well Pete. I'm ready to sign off on a new place in South Carolina, right on a golf course......assuming you're still raring to jump back into the game? I mean I won't hold it against you if you have cold feet. You've earned the right to enjoy your retirement and there ain't damn soul in the world that could slowed down the USPW machine once the got that cash infusion. Deep down in the back of tiny little head, Eisen knows it wasn't your fault."


"Nah Larry. I just need a fresh start honestly. I'm not young but I'm still too young to just sit around the pool all day for the rest of my days. I've been doing that for the last nine months and I'm going crazy. I'm living in a paradise and its driving me nuts. I just need to get my hands dirty again. Have your lawyer send over the papers Larry. I'm ready to get back to work."


"Ha! Peter Michaels owning New York City Wrestling. Even that old grumpy bastard Stomper couldn't be upset about that!


"You do realize the irony of you calling someone grumpy, right Larry?"


"Whatever! I've got a tee time for next week to reserve! You enjoyed life in the penthouse, now welcome the grass roots of pro wrestling Petey and good luck!"


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Location: The open highway, somewhere between Texarkana and New York City.


As the miles of interstate highway began to blur into each other, a burly man in a shiny new pick up truck couldn't help but reflect on what he was about to do. After having spent most of his adult life working over in Japan, he should be enjoying a well earned retirement back home in the States, make that a second retirement. He couldn't resist climbing back into the ring after finally getting his knee cleaned out and here he is again, not able to resist the lure of the squared circle.This time was a little different though for the old cowboy. As he left his ranch in Grand Prairie, Texas behind, the supremely confident retired athlete couldn't help but wonder if he was making the right move. For the first time, he wasn't drawing a paycheck from the business, but rather, he was putting his money back into the world of wrestling.


He knew Peter Michaels from a lifetime ago in the Texas regional territories back when they were both coming up but he hasn't really worked with him in decades, although they had kept in touch here and there. Old Petey was busy becoming one of the best announcers in the history of the business with the SWF while he himself became one of the most legendary gaijin workers in the history of Japan. So when that asshat Richard Eisen decided to blame his old friend for the USPW surging past the SWF nationally and fired him....well, that just didn't sit right with the old Texan and when he heard through the grapevine that Peter was looking for investors in his new project, he found himself picking up the phone, in spite of his wife's protests.


Sure New York City Wrestling has been a joke but it also could be a sleeping giant with a little bit of money and the right people behind it. Bryan Vessey had just kind of kept the same course that the Stomper had charted which made them a comfortable paycheck each month but didn't really grow the business at all. There was an awful lot of dead weight on the roster in his eyes but obviously Peter was the big boss so that decision would be his ultimately. Still though, as the minority investor, head road agent and the on-screen authority figure, he was getting plenty to sink his teeth into. He wasn't sure if that locker room was ready for him, but like it or not, Pistol Pete Hall was on his way to the Big Apple! Now if only he can find some half decent BBQ in this damn city....

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From TotalExtremeWrestlingNews.com




Total Extreme Wrestling News has learned that the influence of the brand new owner of New York City Wrestling, former SWF announcer and booker, Peter Michaels is already being felt as sweeping changes have happened to the roster! NYCW announced today the release of their longtime announce team of Rock Downpour and Ernie Turner, along with active wrestlers Brutus Milano, Dermot O'Logical, Devastating Don, Geoff Borne, Hawkeye Calhoun and manager/eye candy Fern Hathaway. It is believed that Michaels and his minority partner, Pistol Pete Hall are looking to rebuild the roster more in line with their own vision for the company going forward. It is expected that Michaels himself will be taking over as the lead announcer for the company but its uncertain at this time who they're looking at to fill the color commentator spot. Some people are suggesting it might be former NYCW star, Whistler but nothing has been confirmed. Needless to say, the locker room is reportedly on edge and the feeling is that more cuts may be on the horizon following their upcoming NYCW Rush Hour show. We're hearing that the release of Turner in particular has angered some in the locker room. Sources are reporting that are currently eyeing workers from around the globe as part of their extensive talent search. We will have more on this breaking story as it becomes available and don't miss the Total Extreme Wrestling News Podcast as our guest will be Devastating Don who promises to have a lot to say about his release.....

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From NYCWrestling.com




We are very pleased to announce that two of Canadian Golden Combat's biggest stars, the deadly seven foot tall Gargantuan and the youngest of the DeColt boys, the high flying Ricky DeColt have signed deals to also compete in New York City Wrestling! Look for both men to make their debuts very soon!


In addition, we have learned that a deal was just reached for the COTT World Heavyweight Champion, Nicholas Lopez to appear at NYCW Rush Hour and he will be defending the title against a challenger to be named!


Be sure to check back with NYCWrestling.com for all of the latest wrestling news, direct from the Big Apple!

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><a href="</p><a href="http://s520.photobucket.com/user/NWAdiary/media/NYCW/P4160005_zpslf1olroj.jpg.html" rel="external nofollow">http://s520.photobucket.com/user/NWAdiary/media/NYCW/P4160005_zpslf1olroj.jpg.html"</a> target="_blank"><img src="<a href="http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w327/NWAdiary/NYCW/P4160005_zpslf1olroj.jpg" rel="external nofollow">http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w327/NWAdiary/NYCW/P4160005_zpslf1olroj.jpg"</a> border="0" alt=" photo P4160005_zpslf1olroj.jpg"/></a></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Location: Narita International Airport, about 60 kms east of central Tokyo.</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Pistol Pete Hall was home. Sure he had his favorite sushi joints and massage parlors and karaoke bars to hit up while he was back in Japan but he was here on business first and foremost. Specifically he was here to recruit arguably the most key athlete that he and Peter Michaels had targeted for their new NYCW roster. There had already been a major bloodletting of the roster and much to his pleasure, the two veterans were pretty much on the same page with who needed to go, who they needed to build around in house and who they needed to go make plays for.</p><p> </p><p>

So he was lucky enough to get a meeting with Frankie Perez at the Starbucks in the airport as he was arriving for a WLW show. <em>"Sheesh, a goddamn Starbucks. Who in their right mind wants to have some soy, no foam latte crap when we could be meeting at the airport bar? Kids today!"</em>, he thought as he approached the coffee giant. He quickly saw Perez and gave him a hearty handshake. <em>"Good firm handshake."</em> he thought. <em>"I like this kid."</em></p><p>


"Nice to see you again Mr. Hall. I really hope you didn't travel all the way over here just to talk to me though. Like I said to Mr. Michaels on the phone, I'm honored about your interest in bringing me in but between Coastal Zone and WLW, I'm not sure if I have the dates to give to NYCW."</em></p><p>


"I know you're busier than a cobra at a mongoose convention son but give me a chance to pitch our case to you. This isn't the same old NYCW that you've done dates for with Confederation trades in the past. I don't know if you've seen any of the sheets but we're in the middle of a major roster overhaul. We're clearing out a lot of the dead weight who can't work. We're bringing in the best wrestlers in the world that we can find. You will have the chance to face top flight opponents in the media capital of the world. As we continue to grow, and we WILL grow, you're one of the main guys we want to build around."</em></p><p> </p><p>

"I'm flattered sir. I really am but I am facing amazing competition here in Japan and in southern California. They might not be New York City but its pretty damn close. I have nothing but respect for you and Mr. Michaels and what you are trying to accomplish but I just don't think I justify cramming even more travel into my schedule. I feel like I live on a plane as it is right now."</p><p> </p><p>

His furrowed brow betrayed Pete Hall's disappointment but he had one more chip to play. <em>"I understand that Frankie, I really do. But we do have one more thing to offer you that for some reason, I don't think CZCW has yet."</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

"I'm listening."</em></p><p> </p><p>

<em>"NYCW Rush Hour is coming up in a few weeks and we're bringing in Nicholas Lopez for an appearance. Now.....you've never had a match against the COTT World Heavyweight champion now, have you?" </em>He knew the answer to that question and was trying his best to fight off a smirk. The fish was on the line. Now he just needed to finish reeling him in.</p>

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From NYCWrestling.com:


We are very excited to announce that international superstar, Frankie Perez has signed a contract to compete in NYCW and will be making his first appearance at NYCW RUSH HOUR 2016 where he will be challenging Nicholas Lopez for the COTT World Heavyweight Championship! When asked for a comment, Perez simply said, "I know opportunities like this don't come along often so Nicholas Lopez, you better be ready because I'm not wasting this chance! And New York City, I will be seeing you all real soon!"


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In addition, the COTT World Tag Team titles will be on the line that night also as NYCW icons, The Ring Generals will put the gold on the line against their perennial rivals, the Old School Principals!


And finally, we have also learned that indy star Ernest Youngman and the beautiful Sweet Tabitha have both signed contracts to join NYCW and are expected to make appearances at NYCW RUSH HOUR 2016!


Be sure to check back with NYCWrestling.com for all of the latest wrestling news, direct from the Big Apple!

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<p><strong>Location: The corner of Union Turnpike and 150th Street, Queens, New York (aka The Ministry)</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<em>"Well thank you so much Mr. Michaels and Mr. Hall! Its going to be an honor to work with you! I promise I will do my best to reward your faith in me! I will see you both in Queens in a few days!"</em></p><p> </p><p>

The line went silent and already Peter Michaels could feel Pistol Pete Hall shaking his head at him. </p><p> </p><p>

<em>"You sure about this boss? I know Ernie was making a lot of money so I agreed that cutting him loose after he refused a pay cut was the right move but I figured we were going to hire someone a little more experienced to sit in the booth next to you. I thought that was the perfect spot for Whistler to return to the company."</em></p><p> </p><p>

<em>"I talked to him Pistol and for the money he wanted, we could have just hung on to Ernie and not pissed off people in the locker room."</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

"I get that Peter, I really do but there have to be a bunch of more experienced choices than her out there, no? This isn't just a side piece for you is it? Because you can't afford another alimony payment buddy! Ha!"</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

"I'm going to ignore that comment Pistol. I was eyeing Hailey as potential backstage interviewer for us before I lost the book in the SWF and she's only gotten better since then. She can talk already, she just needs to learn the nuances of color commentary. I can lead her through her first couple of shows. Who do you think it was the one who put Emma Chase on color for the first time? It wasn't any of the Eisen clan, that's for sure!"</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

"Point taken. I'm gonna defer to your wisdom on this one Pete. And I guess it can't hurt with some of the mouth breathers in the audience to have another pretty girl in the company besides Tabitha. Plus by all accounts, she's a great young kid too."</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

"Plus, she's costing us less than a quarter of what Ernie Turner would have. If she can't hack it in the booth, we can always revisit Whistler or someone else down the road and move her into another role."</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

"Handing out NYCW t-shirts to the fans?"</em></p><p> </p><p>

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<strong><span style="font-size:8px;">NYCW's Announce Team: Peter Michaels and Hailey Booke</span></strong></p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<p><strong>Location: The corner of Union Turnpike and 150th Street, Queens, New York (aka The Ministry), Peter Michaels' office</strong></p><p>


"No. No. Of course. Yes I understand. I can't blame you Roger. That's the big time. You have to go. Yes, we'll see you next week at the Ministry and we'll go over everything then. Take care."</em></p><p> </p><p>

Peter Michaels glumly hung up the phone and sat back in his chair. The other men in the room, Steve Flash, Pistol Pete Hall and Michael Bull sat in silence, waiting for the boss to say something even though they had an idea what just went down. Finally Hall broke the silence.</p><p>


"Is it Eisen?"</em></p><p><em>


Michaels shook his head. <em>"Nope. That was my first guess too. Turns out Robbie Sanchez just went on a spending spree with Packer's checkbook, signing not only Roger Cage away from us, but Fox Mask and Masked Cougar from CZCW, Kirk Jameson and Hell's Bouncer from FCW, Nelson Callum and Ash Campbell from PSW and Sarah Marie York from AAA. I guessed they finally realized having a people who can work and not just big lunkheads might be a good idea. I just hope Bulldozer and the Ring Generals aren't on their wish list too."</em></p><p>


"Hey! Aren't you worried they're going to try and steal me too?"</em>, Steve Flash deadpanned until Michael Bull spoke up.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>"Its not Senior Tour Wrestling you know Steve."</em> to which the veteran grappler promptly responded to with a playful middle finger but not before everyone had a laugh. Finally Pistol Pete raised the question that was on everyone's mind, <em>"So if Roger Cage is leaving, who is going to take the belt off him?"</em></p>

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><a href="</p><a href="http://s520.photobucket.com/user/NWAdiary/media/NYCW/NYCW_zpshlrpzwja.jpg.html" rel="external nofollow">http://s520.photobucket.com/user/NWAdiary/media/NYCW/NYCW_zpshlrpzwja.jpg.html"</a> target="_blank"><img src="<a href="http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w327/NWAdiary/NYCW/NYCW_zpshlrpzwja.jpg" rel="external nofollow">http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w327/NWAdiary/NYCW/NYCW_zpshlrpzwja.jpg"</a> border="0" alt=" photo NYCW_zpshlrpzwja.jpg"/></a><p> </p><p>

<strong>NYCW RUSH HOUR 2016 PREDICTIONS:</strong></p><p>


COTT WORLD TITLE MATCH</strong></p><p>

Nicholas Lopez vs. Frankie Perez</p><p>



Roger Cage vs Man Mountain Cahill vs. Steve Flash vs. Honest Frank</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>COTT WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH</strong></p><p>

The Ring Generals vs. The Old School Principals</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>NYCW TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH</strong></p><p>

The Southern Stars vs. The Boys From The Yukon</p><p> </p><p>


Crockett Tubbs vs. The New York Doll</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>PLUS</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Bulldozer Brandon Smith vs. Andrew Harper</p><p>

Ricky DeColt vs. Ernest Youngman</p><p> </p><p>

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<p>Nicholas Lopez vs. <strong>Frankie Perez</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Roger Cage vs Man Mountain Cahill vs. <strong>Steve Flash</strong> vs. Honest Frank</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The Ring Generals</strong> vs. The Old School Principals</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The Southern Stars</strong> vs. The Boys From The Yukon</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Crockett Tubbs</strong> vs. The New York Doll</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Bulldozer Brandon Smith</strong> vs. Andrew Harper</p><p> </p><p>

Ricky DeColt vs. <strong>Ernest Youngman</strong></p>

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<p>NYCW RUSH HOUR 2016 PREDICTIONS:</p><p> </p><p>


<strong>Nicholas Lopez </strong>vs. Frankie Perez</p><p> </p><p>


<strong>Roger Cage</strong> vs Man Mountain Cahill vs. Steve Flash vs. Honest Frank</p><p> </p><p>


<strong>The Ring Generals </strong>vs. The Old School Principals</p><p> </p><p>


<strong>The Southern Stars </strong>vs. The Boys From The Yukon</p><p> </p><p>


Crockett Tubbs vs. <strong>The New York Doll</strong></p><p> </p><p>

PLUS</p><p> </p><p>

<strong> Bulldozer Brandon Smith</strong> vs. Andrew Harper</p><p>

<strong>Ricky DeColt</strong> vs. Ernest Youngman</p>

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