yeah, I drew Jackie Fargo in the LOW tournament and got past Steve "Dr. Death" Williams (by DQ,) Bruiser Brody, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and the Iron Sheik before losing to Pete Beck using Magnum TA in the finals. A good finals match though, Fargo would not give up but Magnum TA used his BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX (+3) with Fargo needing at that point to roll a 10 or higher to stay in the matcxh but instead a 9 was rolled. Congrats to Pete Beck, a well-deserved tournament victory for him!
on a side note, ironically, in that finals match, both Fargo and Magnum TA actually used each other's finiser against each other as Fargo hit the belly to belly suplex (he has ch A on his card) and Magnum TA has the atomic drop on his card which at one point he used on Fargo.
got home late last night/early this morning (plane got delayed,) a quick recap:
I almost might have missed Galacticon as I got to the airport early but when I was trying to check in my confirmation code kept failing. I asked for help and they told me my flight actually left yesterday. My flight was actually a birthday present given to me last month and the wrong day accidentally got booked. But thankfully the airline said at no extra cost to me I could be put on the standby list and since there were open spots on the flight they let me fly to Philadelphia without having to buy a new ticket.
Will and Jimmy picked me up at the Philadelphia airport and we drove over to the Galacticon hotel and when I got to the hotel room I was sharing with Tournament Master and JeffG I was surprised to see Osk there. I had not seen Osk since Galacticon 2015 in Cleveland, it was great to see him again!
MikeM drove me to the AA baseball game in Reading. At the game, I had fun talking to many of the Galacticon attendees in that boxed area that was reserved for us that included a buffet (I am from Las Vegas, buffets are great. ) During the game, I got to meet Drew McIntyre as he threw out the first pitch and was there promoting the Extreme Rules PPV taking place in Philadelphia 2 days later.
After the game, we saw the CHIKARA show in the main concourse area, it was Show #37 for me of 2019.
After CHIKARA, I (from Nevada) rode back to the hotel with Will and Jimmy (both from Washington state) and Gainer (from Oregon) and the 4 of us all from the West coast got lost on the backroads of eastern Pennsylvania lol which is why we got back to the hotel a little late.
Friday night we got both the new COTG set and the new LOW set, both of them look awesome. Abdullah the Butcher will definitely be making his debut in my LOW fed in the very near future.
On the first day of Galacticon, I did far better than I normally do in the Galacticon tournaments. I at least made it past the first round in every tournament I entered on Saturday and I even got to the finals of the LOW tournament with Jerry Fargo's card.
I at first had absolutely no intention at entering the trivia contest since I am 3 COTG sets behind but then it turned out to be a tag team trivia contest and I teamed up with MikeM. My specialty is definitely Indy and LOW but most of the questions were COTG related so MikeM did a great job answering them for our team. I could have answered the question of how many total cards does Bryan Danielson have- that answer is 4- but MikeM knew that answer too so it would not have made sense to tag me in since there was a limited number of tags allowed. Thanks to MikeM we won the trivia contest. I can actually now say I won the trivia contest once- but only with a heavy asterisk as I was definitely the Marty Jannetty of that tag team. But instead of being superkicked through a window, I finished drinking a beer MikeM bought me (Galacticon this year was in a tavern.)
I won two items in the annual auction: an Uncensored ECW DVD with matches reportedly not on the WWE Network and the original card art for Justin Credible's black and white card. I might have overbid for both items but I don't care because the money is going to the family of Lyle Williams. Plus I knew pikemojo wanted that Justin Credible card art and so I got it for him and gave it to him at lunch in Minneapolis on Tuesday, basically buying an item for a friend to help out another friend's family.
Afterward, I took a Lyft with Will and Jimmy and we went to the ECW Arena for EVOLVE's 10th Anniversary show. I had a GA ticket but the problem was the GA seats were behind a pole with an obstructed view of the ring so I instead stood behind the last row of seats in the center area and could see almost everything perfectly (I stand for Bar Wrestling and other shows, I really don't mind standing if it means I get a better view.) I thought the EVOLVE show was great, my favorite moment was Paul Heyman standing in the ring of the ECW Arena once again for the EVOLVE show. I also think it is awesome Austin Theory won. Jim Cornette is really big on MJF's future (and I agree with Cornette about MJF,) but I think even higher of Austin Theory. This was Show #38 of 2019 for me.
Afrer EVOLVE ended, me, Will, and Jimmy went down the street to Tony Luke's and had some cheesesteaks before taking a Lyft back to the hotel where I stayed up late drinking and talking to Tournament Master, JeffG, and MHardcore.
Compared to Saturday, I did not do as well in the Sunday tournaments (0-3.) Congrats to Broc on winning the cup!
After Galacticon ended, me , Will, and Jimmy went to Extreme Rules. At one point in the show, Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley brawled up the steps right next to our seats. I went to last year's Extreme Rules too since it was in Pittsburgh also the same weekend as Galacticon and my verdict is that I liked this year's Extreme Rules better than last year's Extreme Rules but I think the venue for the Pittsburgh Penguins (from last year) is better than the venue for the Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Flyers where this year's Extreme Rules took place. This was Show #39 for me of 2019.
After then spending a couple of days in Minneapolis, I flew home to Las Vegas late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning (plane got delayed in Minneapolis.)
And thanks once again to both MikeM and Tournament Master- IMO they did a great job with planning this year's Galacticon- very convenient to have the hotel and the venue (which had great food for us) in the same parking lot.