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DOA Pro Wrestling returns Saturday August 27th with this HUGE Charity Event "Back To School Slam". All ticket sales ($10 General Admission) will go to provide school supplies for the Wattles Boys and Girls Club Members.
In the Main Event 6 Man Warfare
Wade Hess teams with Chris Riddick and his own son making his DOA wrestling debut Dominick Hess versus S.H.A.F.T. (Smart, Handsome, and Freakin Talented) Ethan HD, Kassius Koonz and Mansom Manny Rios the men that not only helped Ethan HD win the DOA Grand Championship but also layed out young Hess who was a active referee during the match.
Both Wade Hess and Chris Riddick feel ripped off after losing the Grand Championship at Star Spangled Showdown to Ethan after the interference of fellow SHAFT members Koonz and Khash and Little Hess is tired of being pushed around and plans to show that the little lion has got bite!
DOA Pure Wrestling Championship 3 way elimination match
HBQ Quiz will defend his DOA Pure Wrestling Championship against The Gentlemen Brawler Eric Right and the man that got the win in tag team action last month at Showdown Johnny Paradise. Paradise hired the perfect muscle in the form of Erick Locker as they beat the unlikely duo of Right and Quiz securing Johnny's spot in this title situation. Can HBQ defy the odds yet again and beat not 1 but 2 opponents at the Back to School Slam or will we see and new DOA Pure Champion reigning supreme.
DOA Tag Team Championship
The Cunninghams have taken on all comers since winning the Tag Team Strap last September at DOA 7 but in order to reach that 1 year milestone they have to get pass the team dubbed Surgical Steel and Sex Appeal Dr. Kliever and Kate Carney. Dr Kliever says he's trained the perfect partner in his prodigy Carny and plans to spoil Big Jack and Karl the Catch's 1 year celebration by capturing the championships he's held several times with several different partners
GOOD BOOK on a Pole Match
At Star Spangled Showdown Pat Large caught his former partner Draven Vargas red handed using his loaded "Good Book" and this month Pat plans on using that very same book against Vargas in a Good Book on a Pole Match. Whomever climbs the pole in the corner will get to use the book that will be suspend high above the ring. Will Draven receive divine intervention or will Pat Large finally get his revenge for Vargas turning on him back at DOA Rumble
Tag Team Street Fight
Each and every event for the last 8 months have seen the Purple Wizards hijack the show with tantrums and antics until former DOA Matchmaker Drexl decided to stand up to the duo. Not medically cleared but unwilling to back down Drexl teams with the man that surprised long time DOA fans as Radfords mystery opponent at showdown The American Wrecker Skag Rollins against The Purple Wizards Nickolas Radford and Rusty Diamond in a no rules tag team Street Fight. The time has come for the Wizards to back up their mouths but can they handle the experience and brutal nature of Rollins and Drexl in a match with no rules.
Also Appearing Mike Santiago, CJ Edwards, MJ, Magic Dragons, and much much more!
More Matches to be announced in the upcoming weeks
Get your tickets now at www.doaprowrestling.com/tickets
DOA Star Spangled Showdown Results! An inaugural DOA Grand Champion was crowned in a huge main event!
DOA Pro Wrestling "Star Spangled Showdown"
July 9th 2016 6pm
Wattles Boys and Girls Club
9330 SE Harold st Portland OR
Excitement was in the air as DOA Pro Wrestling returned to the Wattles Boys and Girls Club in SE Portland
for Star Spangled Showdown as we would see the crowning of the inaugural DOA Grand Champion in the fatal 4 way main event.
The Opening match saw DOA mainstay Dr. Kliever take on the newest graduate of the Buddy Wayne Academy B.A. Holloway. Holloway looked great in his first DOA singles match taking it to the Veteran Kliever with great stiff forearms, decapitating dropkicks and a rare quickness for such a big guy. But in the end the veteran Kliever was victorious after a quick lowbrow then a huge autopsy that launched Holloway 7-8 feet in the air onto the back of his head.
Dr. Kliever pinned B.A. Holloway
After the match the doctor with the worst bedside manner demanded a mic and highjacked the show demanding more competition but only if they were championship quality saying he should be in the main event 4 way for the Grand Championship. Out of know where Kliever was interrupted by a song we haven't heard in over a year, as Nate Andrews returned to DOA!
Impromptu Match 2
A shocked Dr Kliever was rocked off balance by the former multi time champion Andrews, as Nate bounced Kliever from pillar to post. Always the opportunist the good Doctor took advantage of overzealous frenzied offense of Nates and slowed down the pace punishing Andrews. But in the end of numerous 2 3/4 counts Nate Andrews was victorious after 2 huge 180 degree float around splashes
Nate Andrews pinned Dr. Kliever
Johnny Paradise has been on the hunt for HBQ's pure championship and at DOA Best of the Best interrupted and caused a no contest in the stellar fan favorite HBQ vs Eric Right Pure Championship Bout. HBQ and Eric Right told Paradise to find a partner if he could cause no one in the DOA locker room liked him and if he could beat the pairing of Quiz and Right then he would get a shot at the pure title. Maybe they were right cause Paradise's partner wasn't from the DOA Locker room it was Erick Locker a former multi time OVW champion who's wrestled across the country.
Right and Quiz started off hot and heavy lighting up the pairing of Paradise and Locker but the bigger duo came back laying out HBQ and cutting him off from his partner. No matter how big the shot or impact Quiz kept fighting back until eventually tagging in Right. The Gentlemen Brawler rocked Locker with lefts and rights trying to lock in his sleeper. Double teamed by Paradise and Locker Right got ahold of his granny's tonic and shot back eventually locker but as Eric went to lock Paradise in the sleeper Hbq came in from the other side of the ring with his flying knee and Johnny moved as Quiz knocked out his own partner by accident. Paradise pinned Right and secured his chance at the pure championship.
Johnny Paradise and Erick Locker pinned Eric Right and HBQ Quiz
Pat Large had a big challenge ahead as he faced off with the big bad debuting Caden Cassidy. Cassidy impressed the DOA office as he man handled Large around the ring with repeated clubbing blows and gut rocking knees. With the crowd firmly in his corner Pat scored the victory out of nowhere with a sunset flip. A stunned and angered Cassidy attacked Pat after the bell and even shoved DOA official Clint Griffith as he tried to control the situation. Caden on a rampage tried to take Referee Griffiths head off but missed and ended up being double clotheslined over the top top by Pat and Clint.
Pat Large pinned Caden Cassidy
The flashback feature match saw 2 of the best in the Pacific Northwest Mike Santiago vs CJ Edward. Both men did exactly what we knew they would and wooed the crowd in a show stealing performance. From technical holds to high flying action, to hard hitting no-nonsense striking the match had it all. After 15 minutes of the best action going in Portland Mike Santiago was victorious pinning Edwards for the 3
Mike Santiago pinned CJ Edwards
The Purple Wizards returned to creep out the audience dawning venetian masks and their germaphobic rubber suites and gloves as Nick Radford would take on a mystery opponant brought in by the Human Horror Show Drexl. Looking for revenge for the attack by the wizards when the stole Drexl's golden spike the self proclaimed Devil himself unleashed a nightmare upon Radford and Diamond in the form of the 400 pound American Wrecker Skag Rollins.
Nick and Rusty ran and tried to avoid the much larger Rollins but were eventually cornered as Skag Chopped Punched Kicked slammed and even took a Selfie with Radford out on the floor and around the Club. Rusty sprayed his disinfecting spray in Rollins eye's and gave Nick the advantage for a short time but he couldn't keep the Wrecker down as Rollins made it back to his feet and broke Radford in half with a huge swing out backbreaker. Just as the ref was about to count 3 Rusty rushed in and broke up the count but was immediately attacked Drexl who was in Skags corner and tired of the 2 on one shenanigans. Nick and Rusty escaped to the back but not before Drexl and Skag declared one way or another the Wizards were gonna have to fight them
Skag Rollins vs Nick Radford No Contest
The returning DOA Tag Team Champion Cunninghams were at their best last night against the team of Kassius Koonz and King Khash. In a match that saw superb technical skills and hard hitting brawling Big Jack and Karl the Catch used their tag team experience hitting a huge Cunningslam on Koonz and just as Khash was about to break up the pin Mike Santiago appeared out of nowhere pulling King from the ring and laying him out with a massive roaring elbow.
The DOA Tag Team Champions The Cunninghams pinned Kassius Koonz and King Khash
The enlightened Draven Vargas came spread his word of the higher power as he took on Magic Dragon #1 who was accompanied by his exact duplicate Magic Dragon #2. Although the Dragons swapped places several times it was Draven Vargas with help from his Good Book knocking out Magic Dragon #1..we think. Pat Large and Mj stormed the ring and Pat rocked Draven causing him to retreat with out his book. Pat opened the "Good Book" and inside was a huge metal hook that was being used to load the Book up for the knock out blow. As Mj checked on the Dragons something strange happened as it looked like the Dragons took a liking to MJ in the same way a pet would as they both clung to MJ's legs and looked up in amazement at her.
Draven Vargas beat Magic Dragon #1 after he was knocked out and couldn't continue
In the Main Event it was 4 of the best in the Pacific Northwest battled for not 1 belt but 2 as both the DOA Heavyweight and Pacific Northwest Championships were on the line to crown the very first DOA Grand Champion. From the start Wade Hess was on a mission to destroy Ethan HD the man who laid him out to close out DOA Best of the Best. Jonas Albert Robinson and Chris Riddick spilled to the floor and battled thru out the building hit hard several times on the gymnasium floor. With both Jonas and Riddick laid out on the outside Wade Hess fought back from a Ethan HD Curbstomp and hit not 1 but 2 one arm angel wing drivers and just as he was about to get the 3 count Kassius Koonz and King Khash pulled the referee out of the ring. As official Zack Farness tried to throw out Koonz and Khash with the help of all the other referee's Kassius and the King began throwing ref's everywhere as Koonz grabbed Wade Hess's son referee Dominick Hess (aka Dick Champagne) throwing him first into the post and then picking him up and delivering a sickening version of a blue thunder bomb onto the ring apron. As a stunned Wade Hess looked on at the destruction of his son Ethan HD capitalized and delivered a huge curb stomp off the ropes to get the 1,2,3 and become the first DOA Grand Champion.
Ethan HD beat Wade Hess, Jonas Albert Robinson, and Chris Riddick
for the DOA Grand Championship
DOA will be back August 27th with a huge charity event to raise money for school supplies for the Wattles Boys and Girls Club. All tickets will be only $10 and all ticket sales will go to this great cause. More info will be posted this week right here at www.doaprowrestling.com
Get your tickets right now for a discounted rate until 8pm
VIP Front Row $15
Reserved 2nd Row $12
General Adm $10
All remaining tickets will be available at the door cash only
day of event prices
Front Row $17
2nd Row $14
General Adm $12
DOA Owner Terry Farness announced effective today Thursday July 7th 2016 Kevin Brandt has been named the DOA Board of Directors Representative. In this move Kevin will no longer be involved in any ringside capacity including managing DOA athletes. Instead Kevin will attending the shows overseeing production and acting as the board of directors ears to hear exactly what you the fans of DOA love or hate about the product and the events. "Kevin has always had a special connection with the fans in the Pacific Northwest and we think this will be the perfect position for him" Terry Farness stated, "I look forward to helping DOA grow bigger then ever in the upcoming years" said Brandt.
TAG TEAM BOUT
ERIC RIGHT & HBQ QUIZ VS JOHNNY PARADISE & ERICK LOCKER
1 FALL 30 MINUTE TIME LIMIT
HBQ and The Gentlemen Brawler are 2 of the most loved athletes in DOA and both have held Championship gold through out their careers. All though they are not normal tag team partners they both have a common goal in beating Johnny Paradise and squashing his dreams of ever holding the Pure Title.
Johnny Paradise has made a big splash in DOA since his arrival late last year from southern states. Old School through and through Paradise is tough, skilled, and willing to do anything for a victory. His partner Erick Locker is making his debut at DOA but he's definitely not new to the pro wrestling business. A Buddy Wayne Academy graduate, Locker has spent the last few years at OVW the former developmental promotion for the WWE and has held every major title OVW has multiple times.
At DOA Best of the Best Johnny Paradise interjected into the amazing Pure Championship Match between Champion HBQ Quiz and contender The Gentlemen Brawler Eric Right causing a no contest. Paradise claims he's the true #1 contender for the Pure Title and wants another shot at the belt. HBQ and Right agreed to a tag team bout and if Paradise (with any partner of his choosing) can win he will get a spot in a 3 way elimination bout for the Pure Championship at the next DOA event.
Will Paradise get his way and into the Future Pure Title Championship match or will HBQ and Eric Right show that good always overcomes evil and send Paradise and the debuting Locker packing?
MAGIC DRAGON #1 W/ MAGIC DRAGON #2 VS DRAVEN VARGAS
1 FALL 15 MINUTES TIME LIMIT
The Magic Dragon's #1 & #2 return to DOA at Star Spangled Showdown for another fun filled night of shenanigans and tomfoolery. Known for not taking life too seriously The Dragons are looking to entertain the crowds with their antics much more then getting into actual fights.
Your Salvation Dravan Vargas is a man on a mission to spread the word of "The Good Book" A former multi time tag team champion with a new holier then thou attitude plans to not "beat" his opponents but "Save" them from the temptations of glory by getting the 1,2,3 in the name of a higher power.
Will the fun loving freaks The Magic Dragons finally put a smile on Your Salvation Dravan Vargas's face or will Vagas save the dragon's souls with a thump upside the head with his good book?
MYSTERY OPPONENT W/DEREK DREXL VS NICK RADFORD W/RUSTY DIAMOND
1 FALL 20 MINUTE TIME LIMIT
At DOA Best of the Best The Purple Wizards did something no one else was able to do in the past 4 years and stole Drexl's Golden Spike and used it against him during his debut of The Horror Show.
Unable to gain medical clearance to wrestle Drexl wants revenge and plans on doing so with a mystery opponent. All the Devil has said about this unknown warrior is that is he's a former multi time PNW Heavyweight and Tag Team Champion and that he will wreck the dreams of the Purple Wizards.
The Purple Wizards both former members of the DOA Training academy know their former trainer Drexl better then he thinks they do. Ready to play mind games with one of the sickest heads on the western hemisphere Nick Radford and his forever life mate Rusty Diamond say the unknown doesn't scare them and they will disinfect DOA of filth like Drexl
Who will be the uncrowned king of mind games when The Purple Wizards Nick Radford takes on Drexl's Mystery Opponent?
B.A. HOLLOWAY VS DR. KLIEVER
1 FALL 15 MINUTE TIME LIMIT
B.A. Holloway is a young talented athlete coming out of the Buddy Wayne Academy in Washington. Tall and solid yet suprisingly quick on his feet Holloway was victorious in his debut tag team bout teaming with CJ Edwards at Best of the Best in April.
Dr. Kliever is one of the most decorated champions in DOA history. A former DOA Heavyweight, PNW, and Tag Team Champion the Doctor with the worst bed side manner is a proven Main Eventer and is only 3 seconds away from being a champion again...long doc style
Holloway looks to cement his spot on the DOA roster but has a rough road ahead when he clashes with the not so good doctor. Kliever has said that even though Holloway is good he's not Dr. Kliever good and may be looking past the newcomer and into the future for championship gold.
Will it be a upset with Holloway victorious or will Dr. Kliever head down victory road and onto to future championship glory?