After three long months, Top Rope Promotions will be returning to the Police Athletic League Hall in Fall River, Massachusetts for their biggest show of the year, The Anniversary Event, which takes place on Friday April 6th 2012. Top Rope Promotions celebrates is 31st year in business at this prestigious event. The April 6th line-up for the Anniversary Event looks to be one of the strongest cards in the company’s history.
The main event for the evening will feature the collision of former ECW, WWE and TNA Tag Team Champions, Bully Ray and Brother Devon. The two men formed one of the most celebrated teams in wrestling history as The Dudley Boyz and Team 3-D. Bully Ray and Devon captured tag team gold over 20 times in their storied career. But on April 6th, the two “brothers” will clash one on one in what will surely be an all out brawl. With the expected mayhem the brothers will bring, Top Rope Promotions thought only one man could handle the task of keeping the brawl contained. Former ECW and WWE tag team champion, and brother to Bully Ray and Brother Devon, Spike Dudley. Spike also wrestled for TNA under the name Brother Runt. Expect the unexpected when these three personalities make their presence known at the PAL Hall on April 6th.
Luke Robinson was unsuccessful in his bid to become the latest WWE Tough Enough Champion, Robinsons captured an enthusiastic second place. And though Robinson wasn’t declared the winner, he certainly won the recognition of millions of wrestling fans. Robinson will see action for the first time at the PAL when he faces fellow newcomer “Naturally Gifted” Q.T. Marshal. Marshal is a well rounded top prospect for Ring of Honor and has spent several years touring the country. Marshal has also spent time touring Puerto Rico, where he wrestled Daniel Bryan in an epic 20 minute encounter. Both Robinson and Marshal are determined to prove they are the nation’s top wrestling prospect.
In an emotional testimonial to the human spirit, Matt Magnum will return to the ring for the first time in nearly six months. As fans will remember, Magnum had his streak of wins cut short back in November when personal physicians informed the 22 year old rookie that they found tumors in his chest and he needed emergency surgery. Luckily for Magnum, the doctors were able to remove the tumors and later declared them benign. As Magnum continues to slowly recover from surgery, he promises to be in top physical condition when he meets TRP Heavyweight Champion Matt Taven on April 6th 2012. Taven and Magnum have a bit of history, as the two were members of the same graduating class of Top Rope’s “The Lock-Up Wrestling School”. In an interview released earlier this week, Taven expressed joy for Magnum’s recovery but also promised the young man would not survive the match. Magnum on the other hand has vowed to never be afraid again, especially of Matt Taven, since he had to confront the harsh reality that death was an option. The match between Matt Taven and Matt Magnum is expected to be an emotional rollercoaster for both participants.
After a surprising upset at the January 1st “New Years Bash” show, Bob Evans expected to walk away from the victory with his hands raised and his feet climbing the ladder in Top Rope. As not to be the victim of a cheap win, Vinny Marseglia has challenged Bob Evans to a rematch at The Anniversary Event. With only 30 seconds left before the time limit for their match expired, Evans was able to attain victory. However, Marseglia claims the victory was tainted, as Marseglia pinned Evans a few minutes prior, but the victory was undeclared since, unbeknownst to the referee, Evans snuck his foot on the rope after the pin was made. Marseglia is looking to show that he has what it takes to get a clean victory over the brutal one.
Another rematch slated for April 6th will be the TRP Tag Team Championship bout between the reigning champions The Whaling City Wrecking Crew and The All Winners Club. The Wrecking Crew were on their way to a decisive victory on January 1st when Marshal McNeil interfered at the last moment. This time, McNeil has been barred from the arena and will not be in attendance. The All Winners Club will have their hands full on April 6th, as they were barely able to escape on January 1st.
The lovely women of Top Rope will be looking for a measure of revenge, as Luscious Latasha and Alexxis Nevaeh make an open challenge to Loretta Van Wyke and any female competitor in Top Rope Promotions. The ladies were upset on January 1st when the women’s scramble match included a wolf in sheeps clothing. Though “Loretta Van Wyck” claims to be a woman, Luscious and Alexxis know “she” is Marshal McNeil in women’s clothing. Regardless, Nevaeh and Luscious have made an open challenge to Van Wyck and a partner of her choosing.
Jason Blade will also defend his Interstate Championship on April 6th 2012 against Biff Busick. The “Manliest Man” makes his long awaited return to Top Rope Promotions after training with Lance Storm in Canada. Busick is ready to show Blade a thing or two about wrestling, and he hopes of those things will be defeat.
The Gold Rush Ladder Match will also be featured at The Anniversary Event. Jay Freddie, Brandon Webb, Gino Giovanni, Johnny Angel, Kevin Cordeiro and “H2o” Ryan Waters will all do battle for the opportunity to earn a title match of their choosing in the future.
“The Anniversary Event” is always one of the best wrestling shows of the year, and as last year has proved, you never know what might transpire at one of these events. Don’t miss out on all the action. “The Anniversary Event” takes place April 6th 2012 in Fall River, Massachusetts. For more information visit the Top Rope Promotions fan page on Facebook.com/TopRopePromotions.
Full Card for Top Rope Promotions “The Anniversary Event”
TNA star Bully Ray vs TNA star Brother Devon w/ guest referee Spike Dudley
WWE Tough Enough’s Luke Robinson vs “Naturally Gifted” QT Marshal
Matt Taven vs Matt Magnum
Vinny Marseglia vs ROH’s “Brutal” Bob Evans
Jason Blade vs “Manliest Man” Biff Busick
Alexxis Nevaeh & Luscious Latasha vs Loretta Van Wyck & A Partner of Her Choosing
6 Man Gold Rush Ladder Match
Whaling City Wrecking Crew vs All Winners Club