This past Saturday live from the 2300 Arena along with live on FITE TV. Battleground Championship wrestling presented an action-packed day of professional wrestling action. To kick off the day fans lined up early and packed the 2300 Arena. To make sure they were first to meet their favorites at the Icon of Wrestling convention. The fans were taking pictures and getting autographs of all their current and past favorites. Battleground then put on a card later in the night that truly tipped its cap to the legends of the wrestling world.
The card was titled Legends Never Die. With the wrestlers on the card, this event showed just that. Seeing the likes of Rock n Roll Express, The Powers of Pain, and Bushwhacker Luke, all have a chance to put a show on for all their fans in attendance. This event had it all for the fans. Young stars in the making, true legends of the sport, fire, and even Frankenstein. If you didn’t check this event out live, catch the replay live on FITE tv. Had a chance to ask the owner of Battleground, Timothy Embler, what it means to him to be able to run his shows out of the legendry 2300 Arena
“There’s few truly Iconic buildings left in the wrestling business. I’m sure there’s countless companies that would love the chance to run there. The fact that the owner had the confidence to allow me the opportunity to create Battleground Championship Wrestling and its home be the former ECW arena I take seriously and will never stop paying homage to the past. It means everything to me”BCW Owner Timothy Embler
Bully Ray defeats Matt Cardona
Rich Swann defeats Myles Hawkins
Boogie Nights & The Philadelphia Playboy defeat Beastman & Bushwhacker Luke
The Powers Of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord) defeat The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson)
Dani Mo defeats Holidead
Facade defeats Fan by DQ
Lance Archer defeats Afa Jr. and Gene Snitsky
BCW Title Match Brian Kendrick (c) defeats PCO
2300 Arena was on Fire
The match with the most buzz opened the show Saturday night. The loser leaves the Arena forever never to return. Bully Ray opened the show by talking about how he wanted to get Matt Cardona out of his locker room as fast as possible. Bully let the fans know this match would be short. He was going to punch Cardona in the face. Light a table on fire, and powerbomb him through a table. Sending Cardona packing never to return to the 2300 Arena per the match stipulation. The Indy God like he calls himself Matt Cardona enters the Battleground second. The crowd showered him with boos, Cardona playing the heel role to perfection egging the fans on. After a lot of back and forth with the crowd, Cardona finally enters the ring, and the ref called for the bell.
Bully did exactly what he said he would do. Bully punched Matt in the face. Set the table on fire, power bombed Cardono through the flaming table, pinning Cardona for the one, two, three. After the match Bully Ray stuck by what he said. Escorting Matt Cardona to the exit of the 2300 Arena. Throwing him out on the street while the fans in the 2300 Arena sang “Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye”.This match got the fans pumped and energized. But this was just the first match of the night it showed the people in the 2300 Arena the type of show they were in store for.
Change To The Card
Card subject to change is something fans should always keep in mind. This past Saturday, we saw that in full effect for the better. Originally scheduled on the night, Afa was set to take on Sandman. We also had Snitsky scheduled to take on Lance Archer. However, Sandman, before his match was set to take place, let Afa know he built the 2300 Arena and that in this Arena, you need to earn it. With that, he left the ring, and the fans in the 2300 Arena were left confused. But then Snitsky’s music played. Snitsky entered the ring set to take Afa on in Sandman’s place. This turn of events left Lance Archer without an opponent. Before the ref called for the bell, Archer made his way out to the ring.
Archer stated he has no idea what was going on. But that’s fine. Let’s do this in the old-school ECW and turn this match into a three-way. And with that, we had a three-way set. This match was exactly what you would expect, with three huge men in the ring with each other. This match was hard-hitting and unforgiving. The end of this came when Archer hit Snitsky with the big boot for the pin. After the match, Archer let his intention be known for the roster of the Battleground. He is coming for the title.
Battleground wrestling was an action-packed day of pro wrestling. The promotion tries to do a show every three to four months. Fans were informed that the next event will take place on October 28th. Tim Embler also let the fans know the first match signed for the night. Beast Man will take on ex-WWE superstar The Boogeyman. Tim also informed fans of the first guest for the Icons Fest that takes place before Battleground on October 28th. None other than the Big Red Machine Kane. This event is already shaping up to be a can’t miss a day on October 28th at the 2300 Arena.
Joe Wood was born and raised in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. A dedicated father of 2, a boy and a girl. Who is a lifelong Philadelphia 4 for 4-er. Joe found a passion for Professional wrestling from a young age thanks to his father, who took him to live events. Currently, Joe is studying at Full Sail University to achieve his bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and media. Once completed, he hopes to be able to cover sports full-time.