By Kyle Rex
When MLW star Beastman made his Voltage Wrestling debut in September of 2021, it was clear as day the modern day incarnation of primal force would have an immediate impact, ripping through the Voltage roster like the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs.
Escorted to the ring by none other than Captain D. Capitate, Beastman plowed his way through every contender put in the opposite corner, dominating matches and showing fans why “Husk” was more than just the mere babbling of a wild man, but an invocation of terror.
And on June 10 of 2022, the Stone Age Savage did what he had sat out to do from the beginning, capturing the Voltage Wrestling Grand Championship in a three way bout with Madd Maxx Morrison and defending champion Sicend.
For 303 days, Beastman reigned supreme - unbeatable, undeniable, unchecked by the slew of opponents placed in front of him. There were some who took him to the limit - Breaux Keller and Red Dawg in particular nearly took the beast to the brink - but all fell under the weight of the monster.
Until April 20, 2023 at Thursday Night Lightning in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. With no clear number one contender emerging from the roster, Captain D. Capitate announced his client would not be granting title matches until a proper contender arose.
From the Edge of Insanity, enter Ring of Honor and IMPACT! wrestler Delirious.
The two combatants slugged it out in the middle of the Voltage ring, showing fans an absolute slobber knocker of two seasoned vets vying for victory. The matchup appeared to be on even keel, with Delirious taking the champ to the limit, but unable to find that final edge for victory. Beastman seemed poised to win, putting Delirious down for the three count, but even the Captains efforts weren’t enough to shake awake the not one - but two - downed and unconscious officials to secure the victory.
And then, it all went sideways.
In a night that already had already seen an all out brawl through the brewery that resulted in an entirely different match being called a no contest, WDWA Commissioner Gaven Jaxon and WDWA Champion Clay Jacobs forced entry into the venue, where Jacobs caught the unsuspecting Beastman with a clothesline, allowing Delirious to hit the monster with Shadows Over Hell for the three count, and securing himself the number one contenders spot.
But why would WDWA interfere at all, and especially in Waynesboro, nearly an hour away from their base in Martinsburg, West Virginia?
WDWA would argue Voltage started the feud, when Mike Ratick arrived with Beastman in tow at a WDWA show back on March 18, answering Jacobs’ open challenge for the WDWA Championship. The match ended in a no contest and subsequent locker room brawl, but any bad blood that had been drawn between the two promotions seems to be just beginning.
Manager Captain D. Capitate is irate at the entire situation.
“We are freaking pissed. Beastman loses his first match in Voltage Wrestling because of some ass from West Virginia, who claims to be some half ass champion from WDWA?” the Pirate told me. “Then Delirious gets a title shot? Just more Voltage Wrestling bulls***.”
Clearly, the Captain was less than thrilled at Beastman’s first loss, and continued to question Voltage officials. “How the hell did the WDWA guys get past security and get near the ring anyway? An inside job while Ratick was conveniently out of town.”
“Total s***,” he added.
“The outcome on June 2 will be ANOTHER victory for my man, BEASTMAN, and we will take the ultimate booty back to the ship. And then we’ll take care of those clowns from Martinsburg in due time.”
It remains to be seen what repercussions Captain D.’s words will have, or what will come with Beastman’s inevitable retaliation. In the meanwhile, he’ll be going 1-on-1 with Delirious next week, this time with the Voltage Grand Championship on the line.
All of this comes to a head Friday night, June 2 in Downtown Hagerstown, Maryland at the University Plaza at 7 PM. Admission is FREE for everyone.
Other exciting match-ups include AK and Isaiah Frazier in a winner chooses the stipulation match for their final encounter on June 9, Dani Mo against Brittany Blake, newly crowned Voltage Tag Champions Dawg Nation in action, and the Neon Ninja Facade takes on The Red Prince TJ Sykes.
All this and more from our FREE ADMISSION event Voltage Wrestling - Downtown Showdown, June 2nd, bell time 7 PM.
Voltage returns one week later, June 9, in Martinsburg WV at Bad Habits Bar and Grill with Voltage Wrestling - Raising the Bar.
Then on June 15, join us at 633 Brewing in Waynesboro, PA for another exciting edition of Thursday Night Lightning.
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