Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Chris Bey's First 119 Days...

One of the last, but certainly not the least surprising announcement for the Limitless Tournament was that Future Stars of Wrestling Champion Chris Bey would be in the bracket. He is the likely number one overall seed and goes in as the favorite. Despite the FSW Championship not on the line he still has the target because a win over “The Ultimate Finesser” would almost guarantee a future Title shot except there’s a reason he’s the likely fav…beating him isn't easy.
Chris Bey at MECCA IV
 He got "the keys to the city" on December 14th when he won the “Against All Odds Rumble” for the second straight year, and won the Belt against Hammerstone in the Main Event that night. Bey has been the Champion for 119 days on April 12th and looked dominant in the process.

Let’s take a peek at his run so far…
The 23-year-old from Virginia has become the most popular wrestler in FSW during this time and it’s not just because of what he does in the ring. Of course he's a tremendous talent, thrilling to watch and has one of the most versatile air attacks In. The. Game. Period. He’s also very accessible to fans and always has time for photos with kids, and adults or just a quick chat. Thanks Chris.
 After a successful first defense in Las Vegas against brother, best friend, and tag partner Suede Thompson, he was viciously attacked by another young star Shogun Jones who made it clear he wanted to win the Heavyweight Title. Then he beat No Limits Champion Owen Travers at the Arena in preparation for Shogun although the two aren't similar at all, no one in FSW is like Shogun Jones. On January 25th at No Escape he prevailed with a decisive win. The FSW Champion had a beautiful gameplan to combat Shogun's size by smartly moving in and out and utilizing the ropes to stay out of the big man's grasp. Jones looked confused throughout and it was clear the Gold wasn't going anywhere for a while.

Bey has also been successful in Hollywood winning UWN Tag Gold with Thompson as Double Platinum (Bag Boyz in FSW). With his confidence level at an all-time high took down returning nemesis Douglas James in a Match of the Year caliber contest at the chilly FSW Arena February 9th.
Chris is also getting opportunities with bigger companies facing Luchasaurus with IMPACT Valentine's Day Weekend and faced fellow FSW Star Damian Drake with Ring of Honor on March 16th at Sam’s Town Live. Bey is having the kind of year that can get you to the next level. He was preparing for Jack Evans at MECCA IV, but his opponent never made it to Las Vegas and ended up in a Triple-Threat with John Morrison and Teddy Hart. Thankfully for Bey, it wasn’t for the FSW Title St. Patty's night because former FSW Champ Killer Kross made his return and put him through a table that led to Morrison getting the win. Bey’s next chapter will be dealing with The Tollman, a Pecking order, and the Heavyweight Title but first, he has his eyes on winning the Limitless Tournament.

The field for the 2 Night 2 City Tournament is deep. It includes FSW No Limits Champ and recent Ring of Honor foe Drake, PCWULTRA Ultra Light Champion “Superstar” Jake Atlas, Australian star Adam Brooks, “Relentless” Douglas James, PP3 CUP Finalist “Young Fuego” Adrian Quest, Matt Vandagriff, “Chief” Owen Travers, Funny Bone, Eli Everfly and 2018 SoCal Rookie of the Year “Dirty” Dom Kubrick. Any of those athletes can beat each other on any given night and a Number One seed guarantees you nothing. However, the FSW Heavyweight Champion needs no guarantees or help from a higher seed and from what we've seen with "The Ultimate Finesser" is that he's handling this title reign fine all by himself.  

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