Misty and Roberts win Hughes Academy titles

CHAMPION: Charlie Roberts, right, poses with Rodeo Drive partner Bryant moments after winning the Hughes Academy Championship.

CHAMPION: Charlie Roberts, right, poses with Rodeo Drive partner Bryant moments after winning the Hughes Academy Championship.

Misty achieved her dream of capturing a women’s title at Saturday’s Hughes Academy Live Pro Wrestling event.

The veteran Wellingtonian pinned Krystal Kayne after a Raging Thunder TKO to win the vacant Hughes Academy Women’s Championship in a triple threat that also featured Frankie Quinn.

Charlie Roberts also claimed gold at Live Pro Wrestling when he narrowly won a round-robin tournament for the new Hughes Academy Championship.

Roberts’ win was not as clear-cut as Misty’s. The brash A-Lister overcame Hotaru and mystery man Kade Morgan in the tournament, but lost to Kauri Walker via disqualification in what was to be the final match of the night.

Points had been assigned to each method of victory in the Hughes Academy Championship tournament: three for a knockout, two for a pinfall or submission, one for a count-out or disqualification. This meant Roberts—with four points—was tied with Walker—who picked up three points for a shock knockout win over Hotaru, and one point for Roberts’ disqualification—at the end of the night.

Due to the controversial nature of Walker’s win over Roberts, both men entered a sudden-death phase of the tournament, with the winner of the match leaving as the Hughes Academy Champion.

Roberts bent the rules as best he could and was ultimately able to add another title to his resumé and walk out of Kelston with the Hughes Academy Championship.

Also at Live Pro Wrestling, Graham Hughes overcame El Oro Maximo, who answered an open challenged issued by Hughes.