By Kyle Rex
Last Friday, June 2, 2023, Voltage Wrestling made its long anticipated and eagerly awaited return to Hagerstown, MD at the Downtown University Plaza, where the Downtown Showdown electrified professional wrestling in Hagerstown like never before.
Match after match of high octane, hard hitting action kept the crowd of hundreds jolted up and entertained entirely. And from start to finish, it was a night of action packed fun.
AK and Isaiah Frazier kicked off the show in the second leg of their grudge feud, with AK attempting to get the upper hand, distracting the ref with a “hurt” ankle before reaching for a mysterious white powder - eerily similar to the stuff Eric Ecton had slipped him earlier this year in their first bout since AK’s betrayal of the Fly Fellas. But Frazier would not be fooled again, turning the mysterious white powder into AK’s face and picking up the victory. Following the match, Frazier called for the stipulation for their third and final match of this blood feud. And so, this Friday at Bad Habits Bar & Grill, it’ll be AK and Frazier in a “Powder on a Pole Match.”
Inaugural Voltage Tag-Team Champions Dawg Nation kept their momentum rolling, picking up a victory of the team of Madd Maxx Morrison and JB Anderson. After pinning Anderson and picking up the victory, Dawg Nation quickly found themselves the subject of Maxx’s continued ire - and potentially unhinged retribution - with both being driven back to the locker room by Maxx’s severed leg.
The showdown continued on, with Hagerstown native and manager Captain D. Capitate getting on the mic, cursing Voltage management for his perceived slights at their hands. The audience wasn’t having it though, and sent the pirate back to the ship to await the main event.
Dani Mo, one half of the Neon Blondes with Facade, defeated Brittany Blake in a hard fought match, before extending her hand in solidarity and support of her opponent. Blake was having none of it though, and struck Mo’s hand aside. It seems this feud is only just beginning.
Shortly thereafter, Facade defeated the Red Prince TJ Sykes in an evenly matched, clash of styles bout that could have seen either man take home the victory. Unlike his partner, Facade had better luck in shaking the hand of his worthy opponent, before grabbing a microphone and reminding the crowd he had unfinished business to attend to in Martinsburg on June 9. The tag team of Myles Millenium and Killian McMurphy had wreaked havoc on Facade and Breaux Keller last year, seemingly costing the latter a title shot last September. So this Friday, Facade and Keller will team up as The Neon Bro’s and go head to head with the Goons.
Coming out to a massive pop from the hometown crowd, the team of Hoss Hagood and LK, known collectively as Country Club, defeated the Sigma Male Steven Fuerte and his debuting protege Tommy Vecs (accompanied to the ring by Mary Elizabeth). Fuerte quickly blamed the loss on the debuting Vecs, while Country Club celebrated the hometown showdown victory.
In the penultimate match up of the night, Smooth Tom Mitchell faced off against John Washington and Robbie Radke in a quick fought but hard hitting slobber knocker of a triple threat match. Mitchell emerged victorious, picking up yet another win in Voltage Wrestling, adding to an already quick ascension up the standings.
Finally, in the Main Event of the evening with darkness falling on downtown, ROH and IMPACT! star Delirious emerged from the depths of insanity to take on Voltage Grand Champion Beastman in a one-on-one competition for the championship, having earned a title shot in April at Thursday Night Lightning. Hagerstown Mayor Tekesha Martinez was on hand to ring the bell and begin the match, while Captain D. Capitate goaded the number one contender into a battle of wits and words with the stone age savage, but no translator was on hand to interpret anyone’s ramblings for the audience. So the two men contended in a much more visual fashion, and went to work beating each other down.
It was a high intensity slugfest, with neither combatant gaining a clear edge, until Beastman was finally able to land a series of slams and pin Delirious for the victory. The celebration was short lived, however, as Beastman soon found himself dumped to the outside of the ring by Delirious, who pumped up the crowd to send them home on a high note.
One has to assume this rivalry is anything but over.
Who will challenge Beastman next? Can the Goons remain as wily as ever and keep the Neon Bros chasing a victory, or will Facade and Keller finally get the upper hand on those dastardly no-gooders? Will anyone step up to Dawg Nation’s ongoing call for worthy tag opponents? Can Tom Mitchell continue his ascension in the standings, and what more obstacles await Madd Maxx in the wasteland? And can AK regain the upper hand in his feud with his former partner, or will Frazier make the former Fly Fella pay for his betrayal?
All this and more is coming to you live this Friday, June 9 at Martinsburg, West Virginia at Bad Habits Bar and Grill. Bell time is 8 PM, with doors opening at 730. Tickets are on sale now at voltagewrestling.com.
And Voltage will return next Thursday, June 15 to Waynesboro, PA at 633 Brewing for another edition of Thursday Night Lightning, bell time 8 PM.
It’s a grand month of Voltage Wrestling action - get your tickets now!
On June 9th, the wrestling world is eagerly anticipating a monumental clash in Martinsburg, WV, as Breaux Keller and Facade prepare to confront their formidable adversaries, The Goons, composed of Killian McMurphy and Myles Millennium. This highly-anticipated showdown is fueled by a deep-rooted rivalry that stems from past encounters and personal vendettas, adding an extra layer of intensity to the impending confrontation.
Myles Millennium's Championship Interference:
The animosity between Breaux Keller and Myles Millennium reached its boiling point when Myles, driven by jealousy and resentment, cost Keller a championship opportunity. In a match against the formidable Beastman, Myles stormed the ring and interfered, resulting in Keller's defeat and the loss of his chance at championship glory. This underhanded act not only ignited Keller's ire but also set the stage for a brewing rivalry that demanded resolution.
Bitterness Over Past Losses:
Following their individual defeats at the hands of Breaux Keller, both Killian McMurphy and Myles Millennium harbored bitterness and sought retribution. Their egos bruised and their pride wounded, The Goons were determined to make Keller pay for their losses. The resentment and desire for revenge fueled their subsequent actions, leading to a series of attacks and interference aimed at sabotaging Keller's career.
Facade's Heroic Intervention:
In the midst of The Goons' relentless assaults on Breaux Keller, Facade emerged as a shining beacon of support and loyalty. Recognizing the injustice of the situation, Facade stepped in to save Keller from an impending attack, forging an alliance against their common foes. This act of camaraderie not only showcased Facade's unwavering determination to fight for justice but also solidified the bond between him and Keller, creating an unbreakable partnership.
Incensed by Facade's interference and the newfound alliance between him and Keller, The Goons responded with even greater hostility. They ruthlessly targeted Facade, seizing every opportunity to interrupt his matches and subject him to brutal attacks. Their objective was clear: to not only exact vengeance on Keller but also to extinguish the flame of resistance embodied by Facade.
The Explosive Confrontation in Martinsburg:
Now, on June 9th in Martinsburg, WV, the stage is set for an epic showdown that will determine the course of this intense rivalry. Breaux Keller and Facade, united by a shared desire for justice, will confront The Goons head-on. The ring will become a battleground where athleticism, determination, and sheer willpower collide in a struggle for dominance.
As the date approaches, the wrestling community eagerly awaits the outcome of this explosive confrontation. Will Breaux Keller and Facade overcome the bitter duo of Killian McMurphy and Myles Millennium, and emerge victorious against the odds stacked against them? Or will The Goons' vindictive campaign prevail, solidifying their reign of terror?
The only way to find out is to be there on June 9th at Bad Habits Bar and Grill as Voltage Wrestling presents: Raising The Bar. Tickets and more info are available at www.voltagewrestling.com/Martinsburg
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.
Tickets for both June 9 and June 15 are on sale NOW at voltagewrestling.com
Get ready to rumble, folks! Voltage Wrestling is bringing the heat to Hagerstown, MD with their Downtown Showdown event on June 2nd at University Plaza. This event is not to be missed, featuring some of the biggest names in wrestling today. Former Ring of Honor Wrestling star Delirious will be there, along with "The Neon Ninja" Facade, Madd MAXX Morrison, and MLW's Beastman. Trust us, this is going to be one wild night of wrestling action.
If you're a fan of high-flying, hard-hitting wrestling, then you need to be at University Plaza on June 2nd. Voltage Wrestling has put together an incredible lineup of talent for their Downtown Showdown, and it's going to be a night to remember. Get ready to see Delirious in action, as he's one of the most dynamic wrestlers out there today. And of course, Facade always puts on a show with his acrobatic moves and neon-colored gear.
But it's not just about the big names at Voltage Wrestling's Downtown Showdown. There are plenty of up-and-comers on the card who are sure to impress. Madd MAXX Morrison has been making waves on the indie wrestling scene, and you definitely want to see what he brings to the ring. And MLW star as well as Voltage Grand Champion Beastman is a force to be reckoned with, with his massive size and brutal style. All in all, this is going to be one epic night of wrestling, and you’ll definitely want to be there to witness it all.
Voltage Wrestling is gearing up for its biggest summer yet with the announcement of its Summer Shock Tour. The tour kicks off on June 2nd at the University Plaza in Hagerstown, MD and continues through September. Fans can expect an action-packed summer with events taking place across the region.
Some of the notable stops on the tour include the 2nd anniversary event at Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV on June 9th and the events at 633 Brewing in Waynesboro, PA on June 15th, July 20th, and August 17th. The tour will wrap up on September 8th with a final event at Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV.
Voltage Wrestling has a strong following in the region and the Summer Shock Tour is sure to draw in even more fans. With a diverse lineup of talented wrestlers and exciting matches, this summer is one that wrestling fans won't want to miss.
I regret to inform you all that tomorrow nights event (3/19) in Waynesboro, PA has been postponed to Thursday, April 20th due to miscommunication between the venue and the promotion. Both the venue and Voltage Wrestling sincerely apologize for not being able to bring you the great professional wrestling action we planned for tomorrow night
We were very excited to crown our first tag team champions. We had a number of great teams in place to compete and its unfortunate that we'll have to wait a few more weeks to make that happen. Rest assured Waynesboro, we will make this up to you. We will be lining up a special guest for the 4/20 event for you all.
For those who already purchased tickets, your tickets will be honored at the April 20th event. But, if you cannot make the April 20th date, we give you two options.
Once again, we sincerely apologize for the postponement and we look forward to seeing you in April.
Head of Operations
This past Saturday in Martinsburg West, Virginia, the World Domination Wrestling Alliance champion Clay Jacobs issued an Open Championship Challenge. And on behalf of Voltage Wrestling, I, Mike Ratick, answered that challenge.
Since our debut event in June of 2021, a rivalry has been quietly brewing - born out of what we can only describe as the bluster of professional bravado. It’s not a rivalry that we have sought, but one we will gladly accept nonetheless.
Over the last few years, Voltage and WDWA have raised the standards of professional wrestling in Martinsburg, providing an unparalleled level of entertainment and setting a new level of expected quality.
But let it be known that Voltage Wrestling does not shy away from any challenge, nor do we fear retaliation of any kind. In a word, we will not - cannot be intimidated.
So on that note, we here at Voltage invite any member of the WDWA roster to come to our next show, this Sunday, March 19 in Waynesboro, PA.
We look forward to your visit, and we look forward to our Martinsburg return this June 9 for Voltage Wrestling: Raising the Bar at Bad Habits Bar and Grill. Wrestling along the I-81 corridor has never been hotter than it will be this summer. - Mike Ratick, Head of Operations, Voltage Wrestling
Written By Kyle Rex
During another exciting edition of Voltage Wrestling Thursday Night Lightning, which was held at 633 Brewing on February 16, the Professor Jakob Edwinn allegedly interfered in the match of, and subsequently attacked Madd Maxx Morrison. I've included the graphic footage above.
Opinions on what is seen in the video and what actually transpired vary, so I've reached out to Professor Jakob Edwinn for clarification.
Professor, thank you for sitting down with me today. I hope I can help you provide some clarity surrounding the events of February 16.
Recently this (see above) footage from the latest installment of Thursday Night Lightning has surfaced, showing you interfering in Madd Maxx Morrison’s match with The Sigma Male Steven Fuerte. The footage allegedly shows you striking Maxx with what appears to be a hollowed out version of “The Book of Jakob Edwinn,” containing a brick or brick like object. You yourself have stated “Voltage Wrestling has uploaded a doctored, that is, FAKE video of me from their last show. Do NOT watch, do NOT share, do NOT believe.” Could you expand on that?
Edwinn: Well Kyle, I try to speak succinctly and deliberately so as to avoid repeating myself. It's all right there -Voltage used CGI in a video to make me out to be the bad guy.
Voltage Wrestling’s official Facebook page even responded, commenting “Professor, you’re not going to like the word that comes down from the Voltage Executive Committee this week. I’m hearing your book may be banned from ringside permanently.” How has that response shaped your mindset going forward?
Edwinn: "There's more than one way to skin a cat." Now I would never skin a cat, but there are many more tools for learning. If Voltage wants to go back to before the middle ages, allow me to get medieval.
Do you think it’s right that Voltage is now, essentially, looking to ban books?
Edwinn: No of course not. I would encourage all of the fans to speak and protest against this by bringing their own books.
Are you considering pursuing legal action against Maxx or Voltage for defamation at this time? What sort of repercussions would you see as fitting?
Edwinn: I'm not as litigious as some might believe. I still firmly believe in corporal punishment.
Do you feel like this misrepresented incident has swayed public perception of you? Do you feel as if this could in fact endanger future employment, compensation, and title opportunities?
Edwinn: I fancy myself a public speaker. I will sway the public however I see fit.
And for my personal edification - would it be possible to obtain a copy of your book? I’d love to read it.
Edwinn: That is a common misconception, there is no one Book of Edwinn, any book can be learned from and I'm not yet a published author.
Prior to this interview, I also reached out to Madd Maxx for a fair, balanced, and unbiased explanation of these events. My inquiries have been met with no response.
Edwinn: That's one thing you can commend Maxx for. He's a man of few words, because it's better to let people believe you a fool, rather than open his big mouth and remove all doubt.
Well, I certainly appreciate your time today, Professor. And I anxiously await your long deserved publications.
At the time of publication of this article, I have still yet to hear from Madd Maxx. I will be patiently waiting, and look forward to publishing those remarks.
Voltage Wrestling returns to Waynesboro, PA Sunday, March 19. Stay tuned for more.
Kyle Rex is a Voltage Wrestling Correspondent based out of Waynesboro, PA.
Voltage Wrestling is thrilled to announce that Episodes of Voltage Wrestling: Thursday Night Lightning will begin to air Live on YouTube starting Thursday March 9th. This is a huge step forward for the organization, and one that will bring the excitement of Voltage Wrestling to a much wider audience.
The move to YouTube will allow fans to watch Voltage Wrestling from anywhere in the world. This will also give fans the opportunity to interact with the show in a way that was never before possible. Fans can now comment on the show and have their opinions heard in real time.
Voltage Wrestling is excited to bring the action of Thursday Night Lightning to the world. With the move to YouTube, fans can now experience the excitement of Voltage Wrestling from anywhere. This is a great opportunity for the organization to reach a much larger audience and to share the excitement of Voltage Wrestling with the world.
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