Sunday, September 9, 2018

Rednecks rule!

The rWo wins 

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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I've been a pro wrestling fan for more than 35 years. In that time I've seen some shocking title changes. The Honky Tonk Man pinning Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat for the Intercontinental Title left me speechless. Then in 1991 Sgt. Slaughter stunned me when he beat the Ultimate Warrior for the WWF Title and there's Ronnie Garvin's 1987 NWA Championship victory over Ric Flair.

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But Saturday night may have been the biggest shocker of them all. The newly formed Redneck World Order, in their first tag team match, won the Stride Pro Wrestling tag team championships. Hollywood Redneck and "The Bad Guy" Cole James beat The Midwest Monster Hunters and the DR Party in a triple threat match.

I should make it clear there was plenty of cheating going on from all three teams. The Monster Hunters, DR Party and rWo are all heel factions in Stride Pro Wrestling. The action spilled out of the ring at one point and there were members of the DR Party and rWo fighting outside the ring that didn't even belong in the match. 

Late in the match, rWo's outside man grabbed one of the tag belts and used it to knock Bo Sawyer out of the ring. There were other shenanigans going on and Redneck scored the pin. Just like that new champs were crowned.

But it's not going to be an easy ride for the rWo, even if they institute the 'Freebird rule' when it comes to defending their gold. There are several talented and hungry tag teams on the roster. It's not just the Monster Hunters and DR Party wanting a shot. Look out for other teams on the horizon. Even tandems the Stride Pro Wrestling fans haven't seen yet... 

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