I sit in front of my TV as a large check stares me in the face on the table in front of me. 10 Million Dollars. Never in my life would I have thought I could win the lottery. But there it was, a check for my winnings. What was I going to do with it? I had a lot of stuff I wanted to do but one thing stood out above the rest. I've always wanted to run my own wrestling fed. I wrestled lot in the local scene here in Tennessee in the Cult Promotion Tennessee Championship Wrestling. I knew that the owner was getting older and wanted to hang it up or pass it on. Well, here was my chance. It was time to make the trip down there and do business.
March 1, 2017
Fast forward a few months. Things have been moving at a rapid pace. I re branded TCW to Southeast Wrestling Federation. My goal right now was to be a strong regional/cult promotion an maybe one day go National. In order to do that I would need a staff and a solid roster. I had a few ties from my wrestling days in the indy's so maybe I could pull some favors. Who knows. This will probably be my last post until I can finalize the roster.
I've finalized my roster and hired my staff. Today I got an email I had been waiting for. Alex Shelley finally confirmed he would sign a contract to work with SWF. Along with Sabin I now have a solid tag team to head up the division. I also sent out a tape today, only a promo video but something is better than nothing. Hopefully one of the stations I sent to will give us a shot. We also have our first event coming up, HeatWave. Hoping for a strong turnout!
April 4, 2017
My sponsor requests finally came back and I'm happy to announce that Buffalo Wild Wings agreed to become our main sponsor. We also were able to nab Domino's, Steak 'n' Shake and DiGiorno as minor sponsors. This has been a great month so far.
Match 1 Alex Silva vs Sonjay Dutt Silva starts off on offense with a solid number of strikes leading to a face crusher. As Dutt gets up he is met with a spinning back kick sending him staggering into the ropes. As Dutt rebounds off the ropes he is met with a neckbreaker by Silva who then makes the cover but only good for a 2 count. After a quick back and fourth exchange Dutt takes command with a series of suplexes. He runs to the turnbuckle and quickly climbs it. Silva stands up and is dropped with a top rope drop kick. Dutt makes a quick cover but only gets a 1 count for his efforts. Dutt is relentless as he lays a beating onto a downed Silva. With Silva clearly down for the count Dutt climbs back to the top rope and dives off delivering a moonsault double stomp onto Silva's chest. Dutt then makes the cover and gets the victory.
Overall: 62% Stars: **
Match 2 Ayoka Hamada vs Sexy Star Two of the top women in the indy scene square off in a nice back and fourth battle. Each gets an even amount of offense with Ayoka getting the better of Sexy Star. Ayoka gets countered by a Sexy Star russian leg sweep. Sexy Star grabs Ayoka and puts her in a chin lock in which Ayoka counters with a well timed jaw breaker. She quickly turns as Sexy Star is staggered and hit her with the AP Cross and gets the 3 count.
Overall: 66% Stars: *
Match 3 Akira Tozawa vs Cody Rhodes The crowd was hot for the debut of Cody Rhodes. They were not disappointed as Cody Rhodes dominated the match from start to finish hitting a number of his signature moves before ending the match by locking Tozawa in the American Nightmare getting the submission victory.
Overall: 68% Stars: ** 1/2
Match 4 SWF Womens Title Deonna Purrazzo vs Ivelisse In a match that was more one sided than it should be for a Women's Title match Ivelisse wins a VERY convincing battle by showing off her slick submission skills and ending the match with a Guillotine Choke submission. After the match Ivelisse celebrates her win.
Overall: 69% Stars: ** 1/2
Backstage we cut to an interview with the Motor City Machine Guns. They proceed to talk about how they are the next big thing to happen to SWF. They went on to talk about how they aim to be the best in the world at what they do and that begins with winning the SWF tag team titles. They issued an open challenge to any tag team to face them with the SWF Tag Titles on the line.
Main Event SWF Title Jay Lethal vs CIMA This was by far match of the night. The crowd was hot the whole time chanting for both superstars as they locked it up against each other. CIMA started the match out strong by hitting a quick german suplex on Lethal and following up with a quick leg drop and cover for a 1 count. Continuing the fast pace CIMA begins to lay into Lethal with some stomps. Lethal quickly rolls out of the ring to avoid any durther damage and to regain his composure. Not one to be patient CIMA takes a running bounce off the ropes and leaps over the top with a cross body which lands cleanly and both men go rolling to the concrete as the ref begins his count. Lethal is first to recover and tosses CIMA back into the ring. As they regain their composure they exchange punches and kicks as the crowd chants with each strike. Lethal turns things around and gets the better of CIMA by landing a series of unanswered shots. Lethal then whips CIMA into the ropes and lands a standing drop kick. Lethal climbs to the top rope and meets the canvas as CIMA rolls out of the way of a Jay Lethal frog splash. As Lethal rolls in pain CIMA climbs the turnbuckle himself. As Lethal makes it to his feet CIMA leaps and hits a hurricanrana. Another back and fourth ensues with Jay Lethal stunning CIMA with a stiff Yakuza Kick. Lethal locks in on CIMA and hits the Lethal Injection on CIMA securing the victory and the SWF title. Jy Lethal makes his way into the crowd hoisting the title above his head as the crowd cheers on.
Overall: 80% Stars: ****
Show Overall Rating: 70% Attendance: 2,430 Company Public Image: 66 (+2)
Got some updates today. We lost money overall and lost public image. Not having a TV show is hurting us. But I'm here to say things have changed. We received interest from AXStv for a Prime Time slot. It's not the biggest audience but it's a start and we can only move up from here. The TV Show is called Mayhem and it will be airing on Wednesday Nights when we won't have much competition. We can gain a foothold on the mid week programming.
Jay: It's good to be here. Standing in this ring on the night of our debut TV show Mayhem. It makes me proud.
He pauses as the crowd begins and SFW chant.
Jay: That being said, I was backstage earlier and trying to think of how to make this a memorable night. Then it hit me, a Jay Lethal Challenge. I'm opening up a challenge to anyone in SWF to face me in the Main Event tonight for the SWF title. What better time to defend my title than on the first ever SWF TV Show!
The crowd cheers and before Jay can continue music blares through the PA and from the back emerges Frankie Kazarian.
Frankie: Jay, I hear your open challenge and I can't think of a better way to have my debut match than in a SWF Title match in the main event! That being said, challenge accepted!
Jay: Good, I'm glad you took me up on my offer. As if beating you in TNA wasn't enough I can beat you here. See you in the main event!
The two glare at each other as we cut to a commercial break.
As we come back from commercial break a hype video is played for debuting star Gail Kim
Match 1 SWF Womens Title Ivelisse(c) vs Ayako Hamada A hard fought battle between two of SWF's top women ends with Ivelisse getting the upper hand after the ref missed an eye gouge and then hitting the Desert Eagle for the pin to retain the title.
Notes: Women still aren't getting the best reactions but their matches are top notch.
Crowd: 62 Quality: 80 Overall: 71 Stars: ***
Match 2 Sonjay Dutt vs Jigsaw Sonjay Dutt wins a one sided match after ending it with a Double Stomp Moonsault.
Notes: Dutt needs a gimmick change that the crowd can get behind.
Crowd: 50 Quality: 81 Overall: 65 Stars: ** 1/2
Match 3 Gail Kim vs Sexy Star A very stiff match between these two. Back and fourth action all match with each woman getting a decent amount of offense in. Gail takes the upper hand and ends the match with the Happy Ending to clench a victory in her debut.
Notes: Gail was a little sloppy in this match. Reaction once again was low.
Crowd: 66 Quality: 68 Overall: 67 Stars: ** 1/2
Match 4 Low Ki vs Alex Shelley The two veterans put on quite the show. A very hard fought and high flying match. Low Ki gained the upper hand after a flurry of kicks and punches which floors Shelley. Low Ki climbs to the top rope and ends the match with the Warriors Way securing the victory in his debut.
Notes: Alex Shelley could use a gimmick change. Low Ki pulled his weight but the match somehow suffered in quality as it wasn't up to par with what we know they both can do.
Crowd: 69 Quality: 74 Overall: 71 Stars: ***
Jay Lethal is shown backstage being interviewed about his upcoming match. He makes it known that he respects Frankie but will still beat him and show SWF why he is the champion.
Match 5 SWF Title Jay Lethal(c) vs Frankie Kazarian An early match of the year candidate. Both men performed to the best of their abilities and put on quite a show for the fans. Their past history added a lot to the quality of the match and it definitely showed in the crowd reaction. Jay Lethal secured the victory in a hard fought battle to retain his title.
Notes: The title gained in image. The crowd was super hot for this match and the quality was amazing. These two definitely know how to put on a good match.
Crowd: 77 Quality: 93 Overall: 85 Stars: ****
Show Overall: 76 Attendance: 425 Company Public Image: 63 (+2)
I got back the numbers for our first show and I am very pleased. We got a 0.79. That's not bad at all seeing as how the max rating we could get was only 0.80. Attendance was low but that is to be expected starting out. We lost money due to all of our open contracts but you gotta lose money to make it and things should turn around soon.
The show opens up with Frankie Kazarian backstage being interviewed. He verbally attacks Jay Lethal demanding a rematch and saying SWF hasn't seen the last of him and for Lethal to watch his back.
Match 1 Gail Kim vs Mariposa Mariposa is making her debut in this match and she shows why she is one of the top indy workers out there by giving Gail Kim all she can handle. It isn't enough as Gail Kim is able to gain control and end the match claiming another victory.
Notes: High quality match but once again, low crowd reaction.
Crowd: 67 Quality: 88 Overall: 69 Stars: *** 1/2
Match 2 SWF Womens Title Ivelisse(c) vs Fabi Apache Ivelisse wins this match convincingly as she once again defends her title. Fabi Apache showed a lot of promise but couldn't get the job done in her debut.
Notes: Womens Title gain in image and crowd reaction was once again low. Quality is great though.
Crowd: 56 Quality: 80 Overall: 61 Stars: ** 1/2
Match 3 Eddie Edwards vs Low Ki Edwards is making his debut in this match. This was a stiffly fought match with both men hitting some hard shots and some high impact slams. The match ends after Edwards hits the Boston Knee Party and gets the quick 3.
Crowd: 68 Quality: 77 Overall: 64 Stars: ** 1/2
Backstage the Motor City Machine Guns are being interviewed. They talk about how they will be the number 1 tag team in SWF and the only team standing in their way are the Young Bucks.
Match 4 SWF Tag Team Titles Motor City Machine Guns vs Young Bucks This match was amazing. Both teams were making their debuts and they both fought hard to become the first SWF Tag Champions. It was another match of the year candidate as both teams showed off to the crowd and got them really into this match. The fun had to come to an end eventually and that happened when MCMG double team Matt Jackson with the SKull and Bones for the 3 count claiming the SWF Tag Titles
Notes: Excellent Debut. Couldn't have gone better. Possibly should have been main event. Quality was insane.
Crowd: 77 Quality: 98 Overall: 78 Stars: **** 1/2
A video is played hyping the main event between Davey Richards and Jay Lethal for the SWF title.
Main Event SWF Title Jay Lethal(c) vs Davey Richards A very solid match as usual from Lethal. Davey impressed as well. These two men put on a heck of a match and it was going well until afterwards. Jay Lethal secured the pinfall victory only to be attacked by Frankie Kazarian after the match.
Notes: Great quality match. Kazarian vs Lethal could be a great feud
Crowd: 78 Quality: 89 Overall: 74 Stars: ****
Show Overall: 72 Attendance: 428 Public Image: 63 (No Change)
The show opens up with a commotion backstage. A body is seen laying backstage as medical personnel surround it trying to make heads and tails of everything. As the camera pans out we see that the mystery victim is Jay Lethal.
As medical clear the scene a video is played hyping SWF Women's Champion Ivelisse.
Match 1 SWF Womens Title Ivelisse(c) vs Ayako Hamada It was a fairly even and competitive match until Ivelisse marred a good match by getting a rollup pin along with a handful of tights.
Crowd: 63 Quality: 82 Overall: 72 Stars: ***
Match 2 SWF Tag Team Titles Motor City Machine Guns(c) vs The Young Bucks In this rematch from last week we saw both teams lay it all on the line once again as they went all out to give the crowd a show. The crowd was on fire for the match and both teams played to them to the maximum effect. MCMG gets the win after Sabin gets the quick roll up in a fast paced match.
Crowd: 87 Quality: 97 Overall: 92 Stars: **** 1/2
Match 3 King Cuerno vs Will Osprey This match fell just short of being good. The crowd was so hyped from the last match and were disappointed to see a drop in quality. Not taking away from these two it was still a good match with Will Osprey getting the victory.
Notes: Never put anything on after MCMG matches
Crowd: 46 Quality: 78 Overall: 62 Stars: **
Match 4 Adam Cole vs Kota Ibushi Wonderful match to make up for the last one. Both men were making their debuts and they really impressed the crowd. A great show of athleticism by both men with Kota Ibushi winning with a Last Ride Powerbomb for the win.
Crowd: 72 Quality: 92 Overall: 71 Stars: ****
We go backstage as Jay Lethal cuts an interview accusing Frankie Kazarian of ambushing him early. He said that this wouldn't stop him from going into his match.
Main Event Jay Lethal(c) vs Paul London A very decent match. Lethal definitely was showing signs of his earlier ambush. He struggled to maintain a solid offense as the fresh Paul London had everything to prove in his debut match. Lethal counters and starts to take advantage but doesn't see Frankie Kazarian come running down the aisle. As Lethal turns around Kazarian hops onto the apron and dives from the top rope onto Lethal causing the ref to signal the DQ. Kazarian continues the attack as the show goes off the air.
Crowd: 74 Quality: 83 Overall: 78 Stars: ***
Show Overall Rating: 77 Attendance: 433 Company Public Image: 63%
The show opens up with Jay Lethal in the ring. He is calling out Frankie Kazarian to settle their differences but his challenge is unanswered.
Match 1 Alex Koslov vs Alex Silva Alex Koslov made his debut a success by defeating fellow debuting star Alex Silva via pinfall.
Crowd: 44 Quality: 79 Overall: 61 Stars: **
Backstage a commotion is heard and we see Jay Lethal being held back from an angry Frankie Kazarian who also is being held back.
Match 2 Cody Rhodes vs CIMA Cody Rhodes defeats CIMA after a back and fourth battle.
Crowd: 69 Quality: 73 Overall: 71 Stars: **
Match 3 Mariposa vs Gail Kim Mariposa gets the win over Gail Kim after a string of counters leading to her finisher.
Crowd: 68 Quality: 91 Overall: 79 Stars: *** 1/2
Match 4 Akira Tozawa vs Chuck Taylor Tozawa defeats debuting Chuck Taylor in a one sided squash
Crowd: 58 Quality: 91 Overall: 74 Stars: ***
Match 5 Chris Sabin vs Will Osprey Great match from these two. Back and fourth battle with a lot of counters and close pins. Sabin eventually gets the advantage and secures the win.
Crowd: 73 Quality: 84 Overall: 78 Stars: ***
Main Event Frankie Kazarian vs Jay Lethal Some bad blood in this feud leads to an early brawl that spills into the crowd. The action makes its way back into the ring for the match to begin. Both men go hard at each other hitting a lot of solid offense. Jay Lethal begins to take advantage but inadvertently knocks down the ref. Kazarian uses this opportunity to low blow Lethal and make the cover as the ref makes the slow count to 3. After the match Kazarian runs away to the back before Lethal can give chase as the show goes off the air.
Crowd: 88 Quality: 97 Overall: 92 Stars: **** 1/2
Show Overall Rating: 78 Attendance: 430 Public Image: 63%
It's that time again. The ratings are in and Mayhem got a 0.79. We are killing it on our station. They couldn't be more happier with us.
May 26, 2017
I've had a feeler out for a while on a potential signing but haven't heard anything back from her. But today is different. I look at my phone and see the text I had been waiting for. She has agreed to come and work for me in SWF and to make things better she wants in on a written contract! Her debut will be awesome at out next big event Live Wire!
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