Monday, May 7, 2018

Ax Allwardt makes history

Hatton & Allwardt

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

I kinda glossed over a significant factoid from over the weekend in Sunday's blog about Cinco de Strideo. Ax Allwardt has once again earned a spot in the Stride Pro Wrestling history book. He and Heath Hatton won the Stride Pro Wrestling tag team titles for a second time, making Ax the first three-time tag team champion. He and Hatton are also the only tag team in Stride to win the belts twice as a team.

Ax wins the title
Of course, Ax is the very first Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. He held the belt for the first six months of the company's existence. A few months later he and Scott Phoenix won the tag belts. I enjoyed this duo, known as Maximum Overdrive. Ax clearly took the upstart Phoenix under his wing along with manager J. Wellington Beauregard, but as we all know latter two would turn on Ax and screw him out of the tag team championships.

Two-time champs
He went on to find an unlikely partner in Hatton and the duo has really clicked. I've enjoyed their work in the short amount of time they've been working as a unit. Saturday night's match in which they recaptured the titles was well reviewed by those in attendance. I really didn't get to see it. But I will see the rematch and you can too. The Midwest Monster Hunters have enacted their clause for a rematch at Stride Goes Steel in the 'Ville all steel cage match show on May 26. Be there.

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