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Home arrow Stories arrow Chris Masters wins at Power Play!
Chris Masters wins at Power Play!
Written by David Dunn   
Apr 24, 2009 at 03:44 AM

090423_masters“The Masterpiece” Chris Masters leaves New Zealand with a victory tonight after forcing Rufguts to submit to the Master Lock in the main event of NZWPW Power Play 6!

Masters had the crowd firmly behind him as he took to the ring to wrestle his first match in the country. A little intimidated by the overwhelming response, Rufguts took a seat in the front row and left Adam Avalanche to begin the match with “The Masterpiece.”

The two locked up in centre ring before Masters strained himself trying to lift the hefty Avalanche. Not fazed by the momentary setback, Masters instead tried for the Master Lock and sent Adam Avalanche rushing to the safety of the ropes.

Rufguts inadvertently pulled the top rope down as he climbed back into the ring, causing Avalanche to spill to the floor as Masters whipped him into the ropes. It didn’t take long for “The Masterpiece” to have Rufguts in position for the Master Lock, but Avalanche hurried into the ring and hit Masters with a low blow (legal in a triple threat) to keep the match alive.

Masters steadied himself in the corner and soon had both Rufguts and Avalanche crash into him with massive body splashes. A brief pose-off took place between Avalanche and Rufguts, mocking Masters, before the two began to argue over who would pin the dazed Chris. Avalanche and Rufguts broke each others covers on Masters until they began trading right hands, while “The Masterpiece” rolled out of the ring for a breather.

Adam Avalanche caught Rufguts with the Wave of the Avalanche and went for an immediate cover, only to have Rufguts bridge out of the pin, much to everyone’s surprise. Chris Masters tried to re-enter the ring but was knocked off the apron and into the front row as both Avalanche and Rufguts rushed to cut him off.

NZWPW’s big men set about squashing each other into the canvas with some devastating splashes in the corner and then on the mat. Taking their eye off Masters proved to be their undoing though, as “The Masterpiece” rolled back into the ring with Avalanche down and pummelled Rufguts in the corner. Ten punches later and the Master Lock was executed perfectly, leaving Rufguts no choice but to tap out!

After the match, Masters headed into the crowd to celebrate with the fans only to have Adam Avalanche demand he return to the ring. Avalanche tried to get a handshake from Masters as he hadn’t been defeated by “The Masterpiece.” Masters polled the crowd on what he should do, and when they responded unfavourably to the idea of shaking Adam’s hand, he continued to celebrate with them and left Avalanche fuming in the ring.

NZWPW Power Play 6 Results:

  • El Montana def. Axl
    In a battle of luchadore vs. lucifer, the luchadore came out on top when Axl’s evil side got the better of him. After Axl set about gaining every advantage he could with illegal chokes and even going so far as to knock referee Roneel to the canvas, he turned his attention to one of the turnbuckle covers. Undoing the pad proved to be Axl’s undoing though, as he missed a splash in the corner and thus drove his own chest into the steel. El Montana rolled him up shortly afterward.

  • The Nerd def. Travis Banks
    The Nerd was able to get one up on Travis Banks thanks to a handful of tights. Banks broke Nerd’s braces as he pinged them at the start of the match, but needed to pay more attention to his own pants when he had a cross-face submission rolled up on him, with The Nerd holding Travis’ tights behind the referee’s back to secure his win.

  • Misty & MacBeth def. Matariki & Carmella
    Seeing no-one from either IPW or KPW in attendance, Misty declared herself the most dominant female wrestler in the country before Matariki, MacBeth and a debuting Carmella made their way to the ring to question her. Teams were soon formed and an impromptu tag match began, which saw Misty dominate all three of the other wrestlers - tagging MacBeth in with a slap to the face. Referee Roneel struggled to maintain control but finally forced Carmella and MacBeth to the outside, leaving Misty to mangle Matariki with the Misty Makeover and walk away victorious.

  • NZWPW Tag Team Championship:
    Ben Mana & Tyakde def. “Dream Catcher” Phil Woodgate & O’Siris (c) w/ Axl
    Despite their best efforts, The Circus of Tragedy came up short in their first defence as the official NZWPW Tag Team Champions. Axl (dressed as a member of the crowd) blindsided Tykade before the match and dragged him backstage, leaving Ben Mana to wrestle a handicap match on his own. Tykade shook off the cobwebs and made his way to the ring mid match though, where he was tagged in and took out the Circus one by one. In the end Ben Mana planted “Dream Catcher” with the Mana Slam as Tykade nailed O’Siris, the legal man, with the Game Over to make he and Mana the new NZWPW Tag Team Champions!

  • CD def. Dan “The Man” Stirling
    Stirling’s kickboxing style proved to be no match for the wrestling skill of CD, who took the match to the ground early on and kept it there when he unleashed his silent elbows on Dan. Stirling fought his way back to his feet and scooped up CD for the Dan Driver, but knocked down the referee in the process. With no-one to count the pin for him, Dan got nailed with a low blow from CD, followed by the Sack to bring an end to the match.

  • NZWPW Championship:
    D-Hoya (c) def. JC Star
    With all eyes on them, D-Hoya and JC Star delivered a highly competitive bout for the NZWPW Championship. Star kicked out of the Eclipse, while a frantic string of finisher attempts led to JC nailing D-Hoya with the Starstruck Superkick and getting a near fall following a moonsault, the champ retained after hitting the End of Da World on Star in the middle of the ring.

  • “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters def. Adam Avalanche and Rufguts
    In a match that threatened to break the ring at times, Avalanche, Masters and Rufguts gave each other everything they had, resulting in some massive collisions. Rufguts got swept up in the Wave of the Avalanche but managed to bridge his way out just in time to avoid being pinned. Chris Masters leaves New Zealand with the big win though, after swooping in when Avalanche was down to force Rufguts to tap out to the one and only Master Lock.
Saturday, April 19
- WWE Raw (10.15am, the BOX)

Sunday, April 20
- WWE Raw (3.45pm, the BOX)

- WWE Main Event (6.15pm, the BOX)

- WWE SmackDown (7.05pm, the BOX)

- WWE Main Event (11.50pm, the BOX)

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