Thursday, April 27, 2017

Damn! Ron Simmons comes to CCW

Ron Simmons!
By Kevin Hunsperger
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Consider this my better late than never post. Last Saturday night my buddy Tom Harness and I attended the Cape Championship Wrestling show. The action was great throughout the night. Hollis Giroux won the CCW Heavyweight title in an action packed fatal four-way that included defending champ Brandon Barbwire, Austin Lane and guest Colt Cabana. 

New champs!
New tag team champs were crowned too as Blaster and guest Jeff Cobb beat Farmer Billy Hills and Dell Tucker. The title changed surprised me, especially after the Pinnacle members started playing dirty and handcuffed Cobb to the bottom rope. But what happened at the end of the match shocked the capacity crowd. A familiar theme song came over the loudspeaker and WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons emerged. 

The crowd popped like a bag of Orville Redenbacher at the sight of the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He cleared the ring and before cutting a promo he worked in his trademark phrase "DAMN!" Simmons then thanked the fans for supporting him through the years. Hundreds lined up at intermission to get a photo with him and the new tag team champs.
Meeting Ron Simmons in Chicago
I met Simmons during WrestleMania Axxess in 2006. He was great. And everyone I talked to who wrestled on the show Saturday night said he was amazing backstage. It was great to see him in person again and hear Simmons speak from the heart and show his appreciation to the fans.


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