On Sunday, January 27th, Smash Wrestling presents Any Given Sunday 7 where the best the promotion has to offer come out in full force in an epic night full of incredible exchanges and fierce encounters. Each match has a story tied to it, whether it is the potential ending to the best of five series between ‘The Endorsement’ and ‘Red Death’ or the Smash Wrestling championship being on the line.
Each and every match up may conclude a story, or some may only cause further questions to be asked. It is a night that has been a year in the making. Will differences be settled? Will new rivalries emerge? Here is the Pro Wrestling Post preview of Smash Wrestling’s presentation of Any Given Sunday 7.
Sebastian Suave vs Jay Freddie
There was to be the fourth match in the best of five series between Sebastian Suave and Daniel Garcia, with Suave holding a 2-to-1 lead, but that has been put on hold. After the recent car accident that seriously injured Garcia, there has been a change and Freddie is competing on his behalf. Freddie is a mentor to Garcia, and fighting on his behalf says a great deal about the character of Freddie and what Garcia means to him.
Speaking as someone that attended the third contest between Garcia and Suave, the entire approach with Garcia throughout the match was unlike what fans had seen before. He came right at Suave, hitting him repeatedly, and continued that until the very end. Just as it appeared Suave’s spokesman Anthony ‘Kingdom’ James was once again going to interfere, Garcia stopped the referee dead in his tracks and told him not to go anywhere. At that moment he was able to get ‘The Endorsement’ to tap out. Will Suave face the same fate against Freddie that he did against Garcia, will Freddie also make him tap out?
Kill/Screen vs. Fight or Flight vs Well-Oiled Machines
In multi-man matches, fans are often treated to exchanges between all- members of the two teams, as well as ones between specific competitors. The growing notoriety of Kill/Screen and the emerging talent in Fight or Flight deserve close attention in this matchup. However, it is the former Smash Wrestling tag team champions, the Well-Oiled Machines, who fans should keep the closest eye on.
As those following Smash over the past month or so know, Pepper Parks and Psycho Mike Rollins has been competing away from one another. While Rollins has been in singles, Parks has formed a team with Andy Williams as the tandem The Butcher and The Blade. Will the time away from one another and their newfound relationships play a part in their success in this match? Only time will tell whether or not fans will once again be treated to the team ‘oiling up.’
Smash Wrestling tag team championship
The Pillars vs. Halal Beefcake
TARIK is defending the Smash Wrestling championship, and Tyson Dux and Brent Banks are in the same position. ‘The Wrestling Machine’ and ‘Money’ defend their tag team championships against Joe Coleman and Idris Abraham, and the stakes for this matchup have been raised. After the Kevin Bennett Experience, which consisted of Bennett, Coleman, and Abraham defeated ‘The Pillars’ (Dux, Banks, and Tarik) in a six-man tag, the stage was set for the Smash Wrestling tag team championships to be on the line. Dux and Banks aren’t likely to allow everything they worked to be washed away by their opponents. Everything the Pillars have stood for leading up to this match will be put on the line. Will it be a case where the challengers have more to prove, or will the champions take the fight to their opponents?
Barbed Wire Hell
Scotty O’Shea vs. Jimmy Havoc
Last month Kevin Blackwood showed the world how hardcore he could be as he faced Holden Albright. Blackwood walked away as the winner and in doing so sent a statement to ‘Hacker’ Scotty O’Shea. Unfortunately, the barbed wire hell match between them won’t take place due to the unfortunate events that have affected Blackwood. During a six-man tag match where Kill/Screen face Two Butchers and a Blade, a man dressed as though he was part of Kill/Screen struck O’Shea with a barbed wire wrapped keyboard and revealed himself to be none other than Blackwood.
The challenge was laid down for a barbed wire ropes match, and
Puf vs John Greed
Much like a number of the other matches listed on this card, this contest came about in a response to events at Smash’s In Your Dreams event last month. In a fatal four way match up they were involved in, neither Greed nor
With the more seasoned Greed resuming the loveable nature he displayed during his time with the Overdogs a few years ago. However, it was not to be. Despite his best efforts to coerce Greed to join him in dancing in the ring, Puf was instead attacked, as Greed commented ‘I don’t do that sh** anymore!” Will Puf come to the ring the same way fans are accustomed to seeing him, or will they see a more focused
Kill/Screen vs. Fight or Flight vs Well Oiled Machines
In multi-man matches, fans are often treated to exchanges between all members of the two teams, as well as ones between specific competitors. The growing notoriety of Kill/Screen and the emerging talent in Fight or Flight deserve close attention in this matchup. However, it is the former Smash Wrestling tag team champions, the Well Oiled Machines, who fans should keep the closest eye on.
As those following Smash over the past month or so know, Pepper Parks and Psycho Mike Rollins have been competing away from one another. While Rollins has been in singles, Parks has formed a team with Andy Williams as the tandem The Butcher and The Blade. Will the time away from one another and their newfound relationships play a part in their success in this match? Only time will tell whether or not fans will once again be treated to the team ‘oiling up.’
Matt Cross vs. Rey Horus VS. FACADE
Whenever there are international stars involved in a match, the result is always exciting for the fans. The first ever Smash Wrestling champion, Matt Cross returns and this time his intention is to show just what havoc he can cause. Horus has also competed as Dragon Azteca Jr., and these two world-class athletes will bring their unique and revolutionary style of competition to The Phoenix as part of Any Given Sunday 7. When they face each other, fans are assured that they will see the very best these men have to offer.
They are familiar with one another, and while they both perform a lucha style of wrestling there is no question that their level of competition is anything, but underground. They will doubtless wow the T-dot faithful. The inclusion of Façade throws another high-flier into the mix, meaning fans will remain on their feet throughout the night. Who will walk away with bragging rights, and will Matt Cross once again show fans that he is capable of being a patriarch of havoc, rather than its son?
Smash Wrestling Championship
TARIK vs. Carter Mason
On the heels of the horrific car accident that involved Kevin Bennett along with Puf, Kevin Blackwood and Dania Garcia, Bennett was unable to participate in his scheduled championship match. In his place comes Carter Mason. Mason is coming off the heels with an incredible matchup last month against Jason Kincaid. While unfortunate for Bennett, an opportunity has now presented itself for Mason. Fans of Smash can anticipate an extraordinary array of moves from Mason as he faces the stiff punch, kick and chop offense of current champion Tarik.
As one-fourth of the Pillars, will he be supported by his fellow Pillar’s members or will fans witness a shred of jealousy by someone else within the group? Or could the remaining members of the Kevin Bennett Experience make an appearance in this