|Vandagriff advances in Limitless vs "Dirty" Dom|
Due to a schedule conflict for “The Flip Artist” Matt Vandagriff the first round of the Limitless Tournament began Friday night at the FSW Arena. “Dirty” Dom Kubrick qualified in Los Angeles and would be his opponent and the 2018 SoCal Rookie of the Year was ready for a fight no matter what it took. It was clear from the intensity in the Qualifier between Ice and Shaggy what this inaugural tournament means.
Kubrick took the offensive early and grounded Vandagriff with a variety of suplexes and kicks, but “The Flip Artist” had a few tricks up his sleeve. A Mysterio inspired 619 nearly ended it, but after a series of great moves in one corner, Vandagriff’s 450 Splash ended it in the other. With the win Vandagriff advances to round 2 in Las Vegas, but if his recent performances are an indicator we’ll be seeing a lot more of “Dirty” Dom in the Fight Capital going forward.
Ice Williams qualified in what might have been the match of the night. Williams came out with his usual fanfare, but the skateboarder Shaggy had a different look about him. Shaggy was ready to get down as soon as his opponent came to the ring. A series of tie-ups were powerful as both No Limits contenders jostled for the upper-hand in this important contest. McLovin controlled the center of the ring early and made the match physical with Williams, but the size and reach advantage began to play a role late in the fight as Ice began to get the best of the exchanges.
|Ice Williams wins a classic vs Shaggy|
After what was the best match I’ve seen both men compete in Williams hit the finish and hooked the cover deep to get the three count. A hard fought match was settled with a handshake. As disappointed as Shaggy was after his loss he has plenty to be excited about. He makes his Championship Wrestling from Hollywood debut on Fite.TV tomorrow at 4pm.
Mondo Rox got the biggest win of his FSW career and advanced to the Limitless Tournament. Originally there was only one qualifier slated, but this surprise came during the evening. Rox is quick on his feet and has a solid aerial attack. He shows a lot of heart, and even one of his opponents Suede Thompson made a point to congratulate the young star afterward leading the crowd in chants of Mondo! Mondo! Mondo!. It was nice to see.
The Limitless Brackets come out today.