Post by FRONTIER HQ on Nov 30, 2011 2:46:45 GMT -5
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Well, just to give you some background on me first. I have roughly ten years of fed-head experience, running Connecticut Forum Wrestling from June 2000 through October of 2010. Within that time span, there were only two breaks: a hiatus in October of 2003 (entering my freshman year of college) and in May of 2008 (the month I graduated college). I have been able to run a consistent federation amid high school, college, internships, jobs and various other real world activities. My results have been extremely consistent and very easy to read. And I've always gotten good reviews from other fed heads/handlers. I like to promote an environment where everyone feels welcome and everyone feels like they have something to do, whether they're a “main eventer” or an “entry”/”lower card” wrestler. I think I'm pretty fair and will give anyone a reasonable shot as long as they put the effort in (that's all I ask, really). I've always been very reasonable when it terms to scheduling people. I know first hand the balancing act of trying to balance real life with e-fedding. So I try not to schedule guys week after week after week, helping to prevent them from getting burnt out. And all in all, I just like to have a fun, relaxed environment. Yes, this is technically a game and we all want to win. But at the end of the day, as long as you're surrounded by good people, a good staff, and you're having fun in a positive environment, then that's all that should matter. That's the type of environment that I've helped to cultivate in the past and will, hopefully, be able to once again create in the future.
Now, onto the fed itself....
Frontier Grappling Arts (stylized FRONTIER Grappling Arts) is an American independent promotion based out of the Northeast region of the United States. FRONTIER will host the majority of its events out of the Mid-Atlantic States (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia), as well as parts of the New England states (Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island). Here at FRONTIER, we believe in substance over style. So you will not see the over the top antics and dramatics that you will see in other promotions. All the excitement and action will take place in the ring, where we will bring you quality in-ring action that is unparalleled anywhere else. FGA hopes to bring back quality wrestling and present it in its proper perspective, as opposed to it being presented as “sports entertainment” or a “male soap opera action drama” elsewhere.
“Respect. Achieve. Ascend. Those are the three words that best describe the atmosphere of FRONTIER Grappling Arts. Respect.
You don't have to like everyone in that locker room. You don't need to shake every opponents hand. You can hate everyone as much as you like. But at the end of the day, we hope that you will not only respect each other as great athletes who put their bodies on the line, but will show respect and appreciation for this great sport. Achieve.
This is rather open ended. What is it that you want to achieve? Greatness? Championships? Accolades? Or a better understanding of the wrestling business? FRONTIER aims to help you achieve whatever goals you have set out for yourself. Ascend.
“Achieve” and “Ascend” pretty much go hand in hand. We want everyone on this roster to become the best athlete that you can be. We want to help everyone step up their game and master their craft.
FRONTIER Grappling Arts is based out of the Northeastern section of the United Sates.
FGA doesn't have a television deal, be it cable, network or syndication. Instead, our shows will be taped in front of a live audience. They will then be edited and streamed via the company's website. As we grow over the months & years, we hope that our fanbase will be able to see us by simply turning on their televisions. But in the meantime, online streaming, as well as various cable access stations throughout the region, will have to do.
FGA does not hold Pay Per View or even Internet Pay Per View events. Instead, we will host “supershow” events. These “supershows” events will be like our normal cards, but they will just be longer. Each regular taping is between 60-90 minutes. These supershows, however, can run anywhere from 120 minutes to 180. These events will later be edited and will be made for sale on DVD via the company's website.
To date, FGA only has one main championship, which is called the FGA Heavyweight Championship. In time, we hope to add another singles championship, as well as a tag team championship.
In FGA, matches can be determined via the following decisions:
, or pinning an opponent's shoulders to the mat for the referee's count of three.
- Give Up
, or submission victory, which sees the wrestler either tap out or verbally submit to their opponent.
, the failure to regain composure at the referee's command
- Ring Out
, the failure of a party to return to the ring at the referee's command, which is determined by a count of twenty. Also referred to as Count Out”.
, the act of one wrestler breaking the rules.
All standard matches are contested under 15, 20 or 30 minute time limits.
All championship matches will be consisted under 45 minute time limits.
FGA tends to host its events in smaller venues, such as gymnasiums, community centers, event centers, rec centers, ballrooms, etc. We do not have a stage, jumbo-tron, pyrotechnics, flames and various other elaborate entrances. We do, however, have a black curtain, small ramp, as well as lighting effects and a small smoke machine.
Four black placement mats surround the ring for the wrestler's protection.
One small set of ring steps sit on the opposite side of to the end of the aisle.
Description of our ring:
- Black ring ropes
- Red turnbuckle pads
- White canvas (The FGA logo is in the center of the canvas)
- Black ring curtains go around the ring, with the FGA initials placed on them in red lettering.
FGA only has one commentator. All commentary is done at a table that is backstage, not at ringside.
FGA only has one show, which runs on a weekly basis (Wednesday Weekly Combat)
FGA aims to host its supershow events every month and a half (or roughly every 6-8 weeks).
FGA is a roleplay-based fed. That means that all results are predominantly chosen on the quality of roleplays. However, there are instances where an angle will factor into the outcome of a match. Though that is solely dependent on all parties agreeing to the angled finish.
Post by FRONTIER HQ on Dec 4, 2011 11:28:56 GMT -5
To date, FRONTIER has signed seven people:
The Harvard Connection (Preston Blake, Chandler Scott & Madision Stewart)
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The first card for Wednesday Weekly Combat will be announced this Wednesday on 12/07
Post by FRONTIER HQ on Dec 16, 2011 22:45:45 GMT -5
Vol. 1, Issue 1
This past Wednesday, FRONTIER Grappling Arts put on its debut edition of Wednesday Weekly Combat. The event, which was held at the Inman Sports Club in Edison, New Jersey, has gotten some good reviews from those around the local wrestling scene. There weren't any over-the-top dramatics and big presentations. However FRONTIER was able to put on three quality matches, proving that despite its current small roster, they do host some of the best talent around.
In the opening contest, Ace Andrews took on one half of The Harvard Connection, Preston Blake. Ace was aggressive early, going for several near falls and high risk attempts. But “The Billionaire Brawler: gambled one time too many, leaving himself open for Preston to take advantage. And after working Ace over, Preston locked on his Crossface Chickenwing. It would only be a matter of time until Ace tapped out, giving Preston the submission victory.
In the next bout, Evan Bodom took on the other half of The Harvard Connection, Chandler Scott. Evan and Chandler hit each other as hard as they could. Chandler tried to use his strength and size advantage to ground Evan. Meanwhile, Evan used his speed and agility to keep the match at his pace. During the final moments of the match, it looked as if Evan was going to put the match away with his Illuminati II finisher. However, after Madison Stewart distracted the referee, Chandler was able to kick Evan below the belt and follow up with the Harvard Hammer. A very excellent contest between the two ended in controversy as Chandler stole the victory.
And in the main event, James Weck went one-on-one with Jared James. There's been a lot of bad blood between these two, with Weck blaming Jared for a lot of what's wrong with pro wrestling. Once the bell sounded, neither man held back. This was truly a back and forth contest that could have gone either way. But in the end, it was Jared who pulled out the big upset and got himself the win. Despite their war of words with each other, Jared decided to offer Weck the chance to shake his hand. And it looked for a moment that Weck was seriously contemplating the offer. But Weck refused, giving Jared an obscene gesture in the process. Word has it that both Weck and Jared have requested time on next week's edition of Wednesday Weekly Combat to talk about this past Wednesday's match. Jared may have gotten the win. But it appears that the issue between these two is far from over.
Next week on Wednesday Weekly Combat, two men will be making their FRONTIER debuts in front of the Edison crowd at the Inman Sports Club. Blaine Harrison, who made his on-air debut this past Wednesday, will get in the ring for the first time in FRONTIER as he takes on Evan Bodom. Scott Reave, another veteran of the wrestling business, will be stepping into the ring against the hometown villain, James Weck. Despite reports about Reave's out of the ring activities, Reave has made quite the name for himself inside of it. While Reave wants to find out if he still has what it takes to make it to the big leagues, Weck is looking to bounce back from, in his mind, an embarrassing loss to Jared last week. And speaking of Jared, he will be competing in the main event, as he goes one-on-one with Preston Blake.
Also next week on Combat, some details will be revealed regarding the vacant Frontier Heavyweight Championship and the contenders for the title.
Post by FRONTIER HQ on Dec 23, 2011 18:44:45 GMT -5
Vol. 1, Issue 2
Last night, FRONTIER Grappling Arts hosted their second Wednesday Weekly Combat event from the Inman Sports Club in Edison, New Jersey. In addition to three matches, the FGA announced its first supershow, as well as the first details on the Frontier Heavyweight Championship.
In the opening contest, Evan Bodom took on the debuting Blaine Harrison, formerly known as Ben Hanson to Alpha Entertainment fans. Bodom looked to take out his frustrations on Blaine for his controversial lost last week, quickly attacking Blaine from behind at the start of the match. But the tide soon turned once Blaine was able to come off of an irish whip with a tilt-a-whirl DDT. From there, the match was all Blaine, hitting many of his signature maneuvers before finishing things off with his Metal Heart Suplex.
In the second match, James Weck took on the debuting Scott Reave. Weck was already fuming over his “fluke” loss last week to Jared James in the main event. And with the words that were exchanged between he and Reave throughout the week, Weck wasn't exactly the most pleasant person to be around. Both competitors didn't hold back. Weck pummeled Reave repeatedly, working over his back throughout the match while Reave tried his hardest to work over Weck's arm in an attempt to set up the Voodoo Lock. But in the end, Reave was able to capitalize at the right moment and earned himself a victory.
And in the main event, Jared James took on Preston Blake. All week, Preston and his fellow Harvard Connection members shared the same sentiment towards Jared that James Weck did. Preston felt that Jared's win last week was a fluke and that Jared would finally be exposed for the “inferior wrestler” and the “fraud” that he perceived him to be. But after a back and forth contest, it was Jared who once again pulled out a victory in the main event. But his victory celebration would be short lived. James Weck slid into the ring and struck, attacking Jared from behind. After Jared was knocked out, Weck stood over Jared and mocking extended his hand for a handshake, acknowledging last week's scene where Weck refused to shake Jared's hand after their main event contest. Jared has tried to put the past behind him. He has tried to make amends for his past mistakes. But with Weck's antagonizing antics and now this sneak attack from behind, the bad blood continues between these two.
Also on Combat, we found out the first supershow for FRONTIER Grappling Arts. On January 25th, FGA will present 2012: A New Odyssey. In addition, we also learned that the vacant Frontier Heavyweight Championship would be determined through the “Chase for the Crown” tournament. There's no word as of now as to if the finals of this tournament will conclude at A New Odyssey, or if the entire tournament will take place at the event.
Due to the Holidays, a new episode of Combat will not be airing next week. Instead, the next Combat will be held on January 4th. Wrestlers such as Jared James, James Weck, Scott Reave, Blaine Harrison and the newly signed Elliot Black have been confirmed to appear.
Next week, the finalized card for the first Combat of the new year will be revealed. Also, the location of A New Odyssey will be known, as well as the initial details on the Power Rankings.
Post by FRONTIER HQ on Jan 30, 2012 21:20:26 GMT -5
2012: A New Odyssey has come and gone. And now, Frontier Grappling Arts has crowned its first-ever Frontier Heavyweight Champion.
“The Rogue” Michael Tomkins, after beating two other men, defeated Jared James in the finals of the “Chase for the Crown” tournament to become the first FGA Heavyweight Champion. Earlier in the evening, Tomkins was able to defeat Scott Reave in the first round, and then Chandler Scott in the semifinals. On the top half of the draw, Jared defeated Chandler's Harvard Connection partner, Preston Blake. In the semifinals, he was able to get past Blaine Harrison in a tremendous back and forth match. By the end of the night, both of these combatants were spent, both physically and mentally. But in the end, only one was able to go that extra mile and exert just a bit more energy. And in the end, Tomkins overcame it all and became champion. But what should have been the greatest night of his short career unfortunately had to end on a sour note. FGA newcomer Mickey O'Reilly attacked Tomkins post-match, leaving our champion down and out cold. What prompted this action has yet to be determined. We'll hopefully hear from both men on this matter on next week's Wednesday Weekly Combat.
Speaking of Combat, the FGA will be going on the road, expanding out of its home base in New Jersey to surrounding states such as Pennsylvania and West Virginia in the coming weeks. This will all lead to Spring Breakage, FGA's upcoming supershow in mid March. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, courtesy of FGAWrestlingOnline.
With Tomkins being crowned the first Heavyweight Champion, people are chomping at the bit to get a shot at him and his title. His post-match attack by Mickey O'Reilly was proof of that. However, FGA's championship committee has come up with a way of determining contenders. To reward out harder working wrestlers and to stop newcomers from being given immediate title shots, the championship committee has decided on the following method of selecting contenders. To even be put into contention for a championship match, a Frontier wrestler must have at least three victories. From there, the championship committee will then determine who should get a championship match and how it will be decided. As it stands right now, outside of the champion himself, only Jared James and Blaine Harrison currently have at least three victories in FGA. So it'll be interesting to see what is to come of that situation.
Post by FRONTIER HQ on Feb 10, 2012 19:05:53 GMT -5
On the latest edition of Wednesday Weekly Combat, a friendship was tested, a measure of revenge was gained, and the Frontier Heavyweight Champion was once again attacked.
“The Slammer” Micky O'Reilly confronted the FGA Heavyweight Champion Michael Tomkins after Tomkins called him out. It was two weeks ago at 2012: A New Odyssey when Tomkins won the Chase for the Crown tournament, winning the vacant FGA Championship in the process. But during his championship celebration, O'Reilly attacked him, leveling him with his Murphy's Law maneuver. After Tomkins back and forth match with Jacques Mercier last Wednesday, Tomkins demanded that O'Reilly meet him face to face like a man. O'Reilly then came down to the ring, taunting him that he knew a “secret” about Tomkins, but he wouldn't reveal it just yet. Once O'Reilly got in the ring, he cheapshotted the champion yet again, dropping him with his Murphy's Law finisher.
In what was probably the most talked about match of the night, Jared James and Blaine Harrison teamed up to take on The Harvard Connection. Over the past several weeks, both Jared and Blaine have had their issues with The Harvard Connection's arrogant attitude and their bullying nature. But after being defeated by Jared in singles action, Preston Blake and Chandler Scott gained some measure of revenge by defeating Jared and Blaine. Post-match, Blaine tried to help up his friend off the mat. But Jared responded by shoving him, causing some members of the crowd to boo “Mr. Nice Guy”. Blaine's valet, Jenny Zellor, got in the ring and tried to play peacemaker. But before they could patch things up, Jared left the ring in disgust. Jared has been in a foul mood since losing to Michael Tomkins in the Chase for the Crown finals. And since then, his entire demeanor has changed. Is this a sign of things to come? Or is this just a phase that Jared will naturally snap out of?
Next up for FRONTIER is Wednesday Night Combat, which emanates from the Campbell Street Center in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on February 22nd. The five match card is headlined by the main event, which will see Michael Tomkins take on Chandler Scott. While the match is non-title, Chandler got his third win in his tag team match this past Wednesday, making him a top contender for that belt along with Jared James and Blaine Harrison. While those two are seen as the favorites to get a title shot first, if Chandler beats Tomkins at WNC, then he'd have a good argument as anyone to have Tomkins' first title shot.
Speaking of the FGA Championship, on Wednesday Night Combat, the first challenger for Michael Tomkins' Frontier Heavyweight Championship will be announced. Also, FRONTIER staples like Blaine Harrison, The Harvard Connection, Jacques Mercier will be in action, as well as recent newcomers Chris “Psycho Dragon” Loki, Asro Kast and Jeremiah James. And recently acquisition Block Vander will make his FRONTIER in-ring debut.
Post by FRONTIER HQ on Mar 28, 2012 15:49:34 GMT -5
PEACH STATE & FRONTIER JOIN FORCES!
On Saturday, March 17, officials from both Frontier Grappling Arts and Peach State Wrestling agreed on a partnership that will see both companies become affiliates of each other.
Representatives of both Frontier Grappling Arts and Peach State Wrestling are both pleased to announce the affiliation of both companies. PSW, based out of Georgia, has been in operation since December of 2010. Many stars have come through the promotion. The most notable of which is Blaine Harrison, who currently co-holds the promotions Tag Team Titles, as well as the FGA Heavyweight Championship.
"It was a logicical choice," said a Frontier Official. "We're both blossoming regional promotions based out of a certain part of the country. We both have similar views on putting on the best wrestling possible. And with Blaine currently both in FGA and PSW, it seemed like an easy choice. We're really looking forwad to working with PSW in the future. They have a lot of great talent down there."
PSW's next event, Spring Fever, will see Blaine Harrison challenging PSW Champion Kit Kelsey in the main event. Other PSW wrestlers scheduled to appear are Brute Svenson, Nick King, Dixie Leigh, "The People's Choice" August Joyce, "The People's Hero" Johnny Royal and Adrian Hunter.
FALLOUT FROM WILLIAMSPORT DVD TAPING
On Wednesday, March 21, Frontier Grappling Arts returned to Willimasport, PA on its last stop before Spring Breakage on March 30. Both Johnny Brave and Xavier made their in-ring debuts. Two other new additions to the roster made their on-air debuts. And Jacques Mercier looked to end the undefeated streak of Micky O'Reilly...
Before the matches could get underway, newcomer Sean Fallon made his on-air debut for FGA in arrogant fashion. He wasted no time proclaiming himself the end all, be all of the company. He even made his intentions of going after Blaine Harrison and his FGA Heavyweight Championship known early. But while it was bold of him to call his shot against the FGA Champion, Sean Fallon wasn't done yet for the evening. Not by a long shot...
In the night's opening contest, newcomers Jonny Brave and Xavier went one on one. After a back and forth encounter, it was Johnny Brave who was able to come away with the victory. But his victory would be bittersweet. Just as he was getting his arm raised by the referee, Sean Fallon struck again, knocking Johnny down and presumably out with a roaring elbow. Not only did Fallon stake his claim on the FGA Championship, but he tried to get one over on Brave. But this two will come face to face at Spring Breakage, when the two of them, Xavier Johnson and "Super" Benny Starr compete in a Four Corners Elimination Match. Johnny Brave will certainly have his sights on Fallon in that one.
In what was arguably the match of the night, Jacques Mercier took on the undefeated Micky O'Reilly. Both men have gone under a transformation of sorts in recent weeks. But despite the attitude and life changes for both men, their mission has remained clear. For Jacques, he wants his "Road to Redemption" to conclude with a FGA Championship Match. And for Micky, he's still contet with ridding FGA of its former champion, Michael Tomkins, the man whom he's referred to as a "cancer" on more than one occassion. Neither man held back throughout the course of this matchup. But Jacques was able to pull off the huge upset, breaking the undefeated streak of O'Reily. Not only that, but he picked up his third win, placing himsef in championship contention. While O'Reilly doesn't have as much momentum going into Spring Breakage as he had before, Jacques is hotter than ever. And he's looking to ride that wave towards a FGA Championship Match.
In the main event, FGA Champion Blaine Harrison took on Nic Venum in a non-title match. Venum proved to be no match for Blaine, who dominated the match and dispatched of him with relative ease. But after the match, it was Preston Blake, his opponent for Spring Breakage, who began to make his way down to the ring. After being a victim of The Harvard Connection's attacks from before, Blaine called Preston's bluff. No longer was Blaine going to be attacked after a hard fought match. He would no longer allow himself to be jumped from behind. So Blaine laid down his FGA Championship belt in the ring, challenging Preston to get in the ring and take it from him. Surprisingly, Preston declined, turning down the offer and heading to the back. While no punches were thrown this time, these two will clash at Spring Breakage, when Blaine Harrison puts his FGA Heavyweight Championship on the line.
NEW DATES ADDED!
Frontier Grappling Arts is pleased to announce some upcoming dates for the months of April, May and June. These locations will see returns to past venues, as well as visits to some first-time venues and cities for FGA.
After Spring Breakage in Salem, Virginia on March 30, FGA will be heading back to the Monroe Township Community Center in Monroe Township, NJ on April 11. Also in April, FGA makes another return. This time to the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, NJ. If you'll recall, it was the Rahway Rec Center which hosted the first-ever FGA supershow, "2012: A New Odyssey" back in January.
In May, FGA will visit some brand new venues and cities. On May 9, FGA makes its New York City debut as it comes to the Basketball City venue. On May 23, FGA returns to Philadelphia. But it'll be making its debut at the Court Times Sports Center.
And on June 1, FGA concludes the latest leg of the tour as they return to New York. FGA will hold its third supershow at the Westchester County Center.
SPRING BREAKAGE PREVIEW!Four Corners Elimination Match
Sean Fallon vs. Xavier Johnson vs. "Lights Out" Jonny Brave vs. "Super" Benny StarrWith the recent signings in FGA, the Frontier Office has decided to let their newest acquisitions battle it out until only one man is left standing. Johnson and Brave are already scheduled to fight on the 3/21 DVD Taping. But they'll become acquainted with their fellow FGA newcomers in this Four Corners Elimination Match. Each man is talented in their own right and brings their own style to a match. But which man will be able to separate himself from the rest of the pack and come out on top?Street Fight
"The Rogue" Michael Tomkins vs. "The Slammer" Micky O'ReillyThings have been personal between these two for a while now. And with each passing week, the ante has been upped. It was back at 2012: A New Odyssey when Tomkins became the FGA Champion. But a sneak attack from the debuting O'Reilly put a damper on what should have been a night to remember. Over the course of the next several weeks, O'Reilly continued to attack Tomkins, leaving him laying at his feet. Since then, O'Reilly has continued to taunt Tomkins with a supposed "secret" that will expose Tomkins for who he really is. Will Tomkins finally be able to rid himself of "The Slammer? Or will O'Reilly accomplish what he's set out to do - rid FGA of the "cancer" that is Tomkins?MAIN EVENT
Frontier Heavyweight Championship Match
(c) "Metal Heart" Blaine Harrison vs. Preston BlakeThe issues between Blaine and Preston have been brewing for months now. What were once verbal jabs have now become physical, as the verbal swipes that the two men took at each other soon turned into real life punches. After defending his then-friend Jared James against The Harvard Connection, Preston and his partner Chandler Scott attacked both men. After defeating both Jared and Blaine in tag team action, Preston is now convinced more than ever that not only can he beat Blaine, but he deserved the title shot long before Blaine did. Blaine accepted Preston's challenge, giving himself the opportunity to shut the entitled Harvard alum up for good. But with Blaine's recent title win, the stakes have been raised, giving Preston the opportunity of a lifetime. The level of respect between both men is seemingly non existent. And at Spring Breakage, we will finally find out who really is not only the better man, but the better wrestler as well.
Post by FRONTIER HQ on Jun 18, 2012 20:37:46 GMT -5
FGA: Edison Fallout, PSW vs. FGA News, and Monroe Preview
This past Saturday, Frontier Grappling Arts returned to the site that hosted the very first FGA events some seven months ago. At the Inman Sports Club in Edison, NJ, we saw a long awaited return, the latest in the Michael Tomkins/Blaine Harrison saga, and arguably the most violent match in FGA's short history.
"The Rogue" Michael Tomkins kicked things off by suggesting that Blaine has yet to truly beat him. Which is false, since Blaine has beaten Tomkins not once, but twice. But Tomkins played up the "fluke" nature of the first win and the "controversial" aspects of the second. He stated that there was only one way to fix this - by going at it again. Tomkins demanded a third match with Blaine for the championship on the 6/30 show in Monroe.
"Metal Heart" Blaine Harrison would respond in the middle of the show, gladly accepting the opportunity to face and beat Tomkins one more time. For some reason, this didn't sit well with Tomkins, who stated that he no longer wanted to wait until June 30. He wanted Blaine right then and there. Being one to never back down from a challenge, Blaine responded. But as Tomkins taunted the FGA Champion, Timmy Brown slid into the ring from behind with a steel chair in hand. Tomkins tried to sucker Blaine into a trap, looking to rough him up before their next encounter. But just like at All-Star Showdown, Blaine saw it coming. The FGA Champion ducked Timmy's chair shot. Unfortunately, Tomkins, who was already suffering effects from a concussions sustained at the last supershow, wasn't so lucky. After quickly dispensing Timmy to the outside, Blaine grabbed a hold of Tomkins and planted him with a brainbuster onto the chair to cheers from the crowd. While Blaine was able to walk away from this encounter unscaved, Tomkins wasn't so lucky. As stated before, Tomkins was suffering effects from a concussion after getting a steel chair kicked into his face at All-Star Showdown. With the chair shot, coupled with the brainbuster onto the chair, Timmy Brown has informed us that his protege will need to take some time off. However, Timmy has promised that the Frontier Fans would hear from Tomkins in some capacity on June 30.
Jared James, who is renown for his championship reigns in CFW and SCCW, was the first man to sign a FGA contract back in November 2011. He was one of the men that the company looked to build a foundation on. Well after a nearly three month hiatus, Jared is back with a new look and a slightly new attitude. Upon his return to the ring, he faced off against his old rival, Preston Blake. The two had known each other from a previous federation. But it wasn't until FGA that the two locked up. After Jared took the first two matches, Preston evened up the score. In fact, Preston was the last man to beat Jared before his hiatus from the company. And if you were to ask Preston, he'd tell you that he personally ran Jared out. After heated words, it was time for both men to walk the walk. And they certainly did, putting on a stellar contest that opened up the show. Unfortunately for Preston, Jared was once again able to get the better of him. With a win in his return match, Jared has started his climb back to the top on a good note. Jared was very close to capturing the then vacant FGA Championship back in January at the 2012: A New Odyssey supershow. But as time has paced, Jared has grown wiser, has learned from his mistakes, and is looking to capture the championship that has eluded him for so many months.
For nearly three months, Sean Fallon has made FGA his personal punching bag. He attacked Johnny Brave. Attacked Micky Fallon post-match and almost injured his arm. He injured the arm of Baby Bling and ran him out of FGA. And had it not been for Micky O'Reilly coming to his rescure nearly a month ago, newcomer Matt Shields would be walking on crutches right now. Fallon is fed up with the "disrespect" he's been shown by FGA Management. Being excluded from main events, being "unfairly treated" and the propping up of "Shine Boy" Blaine Harrison have annoyed and angered the bitter wrestler to no end. But things really reached their boiling point when he was forced to face Micky O'Reilly in a #1 contender's match back at All-Star Showdown. While the match was one of the best of the evening, it saw no winner as both men were counted out. Once Fallon came to, he attacked Micky again and tried to injure his arm. After having put up with Fallon's antics and hate speech for the past three months, FGA Officials had no choice but to put him and Micky in a match where "All Violence is Legal". There would be No Disqualification and No Count Outs. No holds were barred. And pinfalls woud count anywhere. Fallon's mean streak was infamous. But Micky O'Reilly was no stranger to violence. Before recently changing his ways and becoming a fan favorate, Micky was hated for his vicous muggings of then-champion Michael Tomkins. This match played into the hands of both men. But only one would survive.
The match would spill from inside the ring to the outside. Blood was shed. Bodies were bruised if not broken. Chairs, handcuffs, tables and ladders all came into play. But in the end, only one man was victorious. And that man was Micky O'Reilly. The Double Count Out snapped Fallon's winning streak. But this defeat put the first checkmark in the loss column of Fallon's FGA career. Some see this victory as Fallon finally getting his comeuppance for all the carnage that he's left in his path. Others see this match as Micky getting yet another win on the big stage. He defeated Michael Tomkins at Spring Breakage in March. And after defeating Fallon at All-Star Showdown, he now finds himself as the sole number one contender to the FGA Championship. He will now challenge Blaine Harrison on August 10.
Due to the shocking departure of three-time PSW Champion Nick King over the weekend, there will be some reshuffling to the PSW & FGA produced Collision! card on July 14. Please check back to the websites of both Peach State Wrestling & Frontier Grappling Arts to find out the latest info.
Coming up next Saturday, FGA visits the Monroe Sports Center in Monroe, NJ. The card is as follows:
"Super" Benny Starr vs. Mike Smith
Mr. Hollywood himself, Benny Starr, is looking to finally get on the right path here in FGA as he takes on newcomer Mike Smith. Smith was signed to FGA in early May. But he is now finally making his FGA debut against the traveled veteran.
Sean Fallon vs. Damien J. Spears
Damien Spears makes his FGA debut against Sean Fallon. Fallon not only lost to Micky O'Reilly last Saturday, but he lost out on a shot at the FGA Championship as well. Fallon certainly will not be in the best of moods. And judging by what he tried to do against the last newcomer he faced, Mr. Spears better be on his A-game.
"The Slammer" Micky O'Reilly vs. Jared James
This past Saturday in Edison, Jared James defeated his long time rival Preston Blake. This week, he takes on yet another tough challenge in "The Slammer". Micky O'Reilly and Jared James will clash in this first-time encounter. While Micky is fresh off of gaining the #1 contendership, Jared wants the spot that Micky currently occupies.
"Metal Heart" Blaine Harrison vs. Chandler Scott
In the main event, Blaine Harrison will go one-on-one with Chandler Scott in this non-title match. Blaine is certainly no stranger to Chandler or The Harvard Connection in general. Can Blaine do what his former friend Jared did last Saturday and defeat a member of The Harvard Connection?