Kicking Ass and Popping Cherries: I’ve Had Many Wrestlers’ 1st Matches

This past weekend at a private event, I wrestled the first match of one of the students at the Create-a-Pro NJ school. It made me wonder how many wrestlers I had the first match for. I went back into my match archive and counted them out.

I’m not going to count battle royals in this because so many wrestlers had their first matches in a battle royal & I don’t know everyone’s match status who I’ve ever royaled with. But I can say in non-battle royal situations, I’ve had the first singles, tag team or multi-person match of 16 different wrestlers… many of whom you’ve probably never heard of.

17 Wrestlers I’ve Had Their 1st Match With

1. Jordan King

The Japanese Assassin took on Jordan King (a student at the ECPW school who came after leaving the WUW school Johnny Rodz runs) at the Orange County Fair in Middletown NY on July 27, 2010. After wrestling 2 other matches back to back, I got a break and then had to wrestle King in front of a crowd of about 500 people. He was in shape & a weightlifter of some variety.

2. White Cheetah

White Cheetah is a special case, literally. He couldn’t have been older than 18 and was clearly enrolled at the ECPW school by his mom (who paid in full) to get him out of the house. He’s infamous for yelling “get off’a me!” and storming out of training one day when Prince Akkanatan applied a bottom wristlock after Cheetah wouldn’t listen. Here is his one and only match from ECPW Proving Ground on November 5, 2010 in Wallington NJ before he never came back to training even one time.

3.  Joey Scoggs

Another one and done from the ECPW school, I honestly have no idea where this guy came from. I think came up to the school for a couple of weeks before his triumphant debut and retirement from pro wrestling at an ECPW event on March 12, 2011 in Butler NJ. Here’s the match where 2 Japanese Assassins took on Scoggs and ECPW owner Gino Caruso. Scoggs is in the Butler singlet.

4. Dario (Chris Omega)

Known as Dario, he was billed as Chris Omega for his first match that happened at the BWF 3rd Anniversary Show on November 3, 2012 in the Bronx. I had never met Dario before this night nor his partner Bryant Starr, but I knew Fuego Calderon from my time at NDIW. This match opened the event, so take a watch… Dario is in the white.

5. Ricky Palmer

Ricky Palmer, who I claimed was the distant cousin of my former tag team partner WASP (William Alexander Samuel Palmer), was a dedicated student who trained at ECPW for a while before his debut match on March 30, 2013 in Boonton NJ in front of about 100 people against Big Ben Cromwell (who came out victorious).

Pro Wrestling Debut Matches6. Littlest Giant Sid

This was an odd night since I debuted at a joint event called Halloween Masquerade with Doc Diamond’s DWF and a company called BEAST on November 2, 2013 in West Berlin NJ (the non-Communist side obviously). I was originally slated to wrestle Chief Thunderhawk (I think that was his name), but he didn’t show up until the start of the main event in full Indian headdress.

I (as Big Ben Cromwell) wound up wrestling a 3-way match with Monster Factory alumni Major McClendon and Littlest Giant Sid, who was 4’11 and wore Sesame Street characters on his baggy shorts (including Cookie Monster) and submitted to the Major after hitting me with his finishing move in 2 minutes.

7. Lover Boy Lamar

Lover Boy Lamar was a student and/or relative trained by Big Daddy Ruthless, who is at least 450 lbs if not more and splashed me to win this match. They teamed up with Slim Whiskey and were seconded by a lady named Jai Strange to take on Big Ben Cromwell, Jack Molsonn & TNT Boom.

Since TNT Boom was a football player, we were managed by Coach Atlas… not Tony Atlas blowing a whistle though. This 6-man tag team match took place at WWWA on June 14, 2014 in Gilbertsville PA.

8. David Adams

He’s probably the most well known name of these first 17, David Adams is a ring announcer by trade. However, the booking committee at SWF (aka Guest Commissioner [and commentator] Dave D-Struction) ordered an 8-man tag team match after Fallah Bahh clobbered Adams with David’s partners being Team America (Jon Phoenix & Bo Jones) and The Wild Thing against Big Ben Cromwell, Magic, Sir Christopher Michaels & Muhhamed Hashmal (aka Habib From the Car Wash as an Arab stereotype). Here’s all the action including the spectacular ending.

9-12: 4 Jobbers

That’s right: the next 4 people are just jobbers who have no name. They’re literally labeled “4 jobbers” on the DVD PWS put out for their Wrestle Bowl 2014 event that happened on November 22 of that year. This was an 8-man elimination tag team match featuring the Scranton Strangler teaming up with Philip Simon II (now Buster Jackson), Damian Gibbs & Beefcake Charlie in what was a squash where the jobbers jobbed like a jobber jobbing on the job.

13. Malcolm Moss

Now a member of CAQ’s friend Bobby Wayward’s JOB Security, Malcolm had his 1st match at a Create-a-Pro Wrestling birthday party on May 3, 2015 in Hicksville NY. The main event of the birthday party was a 10-man tag team match featuring Big Ben Cromwell, Jared Evans, Vinny Spano, Max (now Bear) Bronson & Malcolm taking on Kai Katana, Damien Gibbs, Beefcake Charlie, Max Caster & Johnny Clash.

14. Buckwheat Willis

Buckwheat Willis was a student at Create-a-Pro NJ who made his debut at the 1st Annual NJ Taco Festival on September 12, 2015 in Augusta. The funny thing is that Willis was not backstage a few minutes before showtime when the announcer needed everyone’s name. Since he was not present, I thought his hair looked like the character from the Little Rascals who I thought was Alfalfa but it was actually Buckwheat. So his name was born and the Scranton Strangler strangled him.

15. Elijah Santos

Elijah Santos, who wrestles as Cronin, was also a student who floated his way to Create-a-Pro NJ for a brief bit. He also inspired a past blog post of mine about match scripts. Here are highlights from that match, which also happens to be the 1st time Chris Avery Queling was in action (making Santos CAQ’s 1st victim) on April 16, 2016 at a WrestlePro event in Union NJ.

16. Emi

Currently a valet at Create-a-Pro Wrestling, Emi had her first match at a birthday party at the CAP school in Hicksville NY on May 14, 2016. Emi teamed up with Francis Kip Stevens, Nikki Adams, Beefcake Charlie & Johnny Clash to take on Chris Avery Queling, TJ Warren, Bryce Donovan, Izzy McKenna & “Grammar Cop” John Phoenics in the main event that Emi’s team won.

17. Adam Bizzare

This match inspired this whole blog post since it only happened last week on June 17, 2017 in Rahway NJ. He’s currently a student at the Create-a-Pro NJ school who lasted less than 5 minutes before getting defeated by CAQ just like everyone else in WrestlePro.

As more wrestlers pop their cherry against me, so stay tuned for #17 and beyond!

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