In a previous article, we promised that the School of Morton's 2017 would start off with a bang. After seeing the events that took place at New Year's Wrestlelution: The Hat of Misfortune, it has become clear that we should have said that 2017 would start off with a nuclear explosion! While we are still unsure of exactly what happened, we will reveal what little details that we do know:
Chris Jackson and Jake Miller defeated BTSG and Barrett Stout
It appeared that Chris Jackson hit Barrett Stout with some kind of foreign object, possibly a chain. The referee did not see the illegal maneuver because he was distracted trying to seperate Jake Miller and BTSG, who were fighting at ringside.
Elliott Russell w/Gabezilla defeated Hank "The Machine" Miller
In a very even, back-and-forth match, Elliott Russell defeated Hank Miller. After the match, in a sign of respect, Russell and Miller shook hands.
The Sultan w/General Kazimir defeated The Scorpion
It appears that the Scorpion has embraced a new attitude and outlook. We are not sure how to describe it, but we know that it didn't help him very much. The Sultan, in record time, beat him in less than a minute.
Buster and Danny Dooley defeated Sir Derek Williams and Brian Jeffries.
After the match, the Dooley Brothers were brutally attacked by Williams and Jeffries. A rematch will take place on January 21st in Erwin, Tennessee.
Jeff Castro and Aden Cross defeated Christian Cross to become the new East Tennessee Tag Team Champions
This is where the confusion begins. Going into the match, Jeff Castro had claimed that he would have a mystery partner. When he came to the ring without one, it looked like he would be wrestling the match alone. However, it was soon revealed that Aden Cross had turned on his own brother and would be Castro's partner. Christian Cross was forced to lay down, due to not wanting to fight his brother.
Rickey Dooley defeated "The Voodoo Prince" Robert Laveau w/Judas the Mad Hatter in a No Disqualification Match to retain the East Tennessee Title
In order to give "The Voodoo Prince" an advantage, Judas the Mad Hatter demanded that the referee be replaced with General Kazimir. In the middle of the match, the Sultan ran to ring. He started to go toward Rickey Dooley, but then turned around and attacked Robert Laveau. Post-match, Kazimir stated that the Sultan helped Rickey Dooley retain the East Tennessee Title because he was not given the title shot that he was owed, and wanted to beat Rickey Dooley when he ws given the title shot. Judas then said that the Sultan would receive a rematch at the School of Morton on February 5th, which will be a Devil's Playground Match. As of now, it is unclear to us what a Devil's Playground Match is. We will provide an update when we know more about the subject. When the Sultan and Dooley had both left the ring, Judas demanded that Laveau be given another match.
"The Blackanese Assassin" Menace defeated "The Voodoo Prince" Robert Laveau w/Judas the Mad Hatter
The challenge made by Judas the Mad Hatter was answered by Menace. In the closing moments of the match, Menace sent Judas the Mad Hatter off the apron into the chairs in the front row. When Laveau went to check on Judas, Menace took advantage of the distraction.
Christian Cross defeated Draco to become the new X Division Champion
If you weren't confused yet, you will be now. Draco was supposed to defend the X Division Title against Christian Taylor. However, Taylor was unable to make it to the show. Draco made an open challenge for someone to take Taylor's place. Christian Cross answered the challenge. The match was made a Two out of Three Falls Match. Right before the match began, John Castro came to ringside. After Draco and Cross had wrestled for a few minutes, Castro got closer to the ring. Both the referee and Draco were distracted. In an uncharacteristic move, Christian Cross threw the X Division Title to Draco and then fell. The referee turned around to see Draco holding the title and Cross down on the mat. He thought that Draco has hit Cross with the title, so he disqualified Draco. Draco won the second fall with a Cartel Cutter. Moments before the third fall took place, Draco missed a kick and inadvertently hit the referee. John Castro jumped into the ring and gave Draco a Spear. Cross pinned him to win the match and the X Division Title. Post-match, Aden Cross and Jeff Castro came to the ring. It appeared that they were about to face off with Christian Cross and John Castro. Suddenly, all four men attacked Draco. They then said that they were sick of being held back by Ricky Morton, and are taking over the SOM. From this point forward, their stable will apparently be known as Bad Boys Incorporated (BB Inc.).
Jake "Hound Dog" Allen defeated Gabezilla to become the number one contender for the SOM Youth Title
Judas the Mad Hatter, who was incredibly able to walk after falling from the ring apron, declared that Jake Allen's title shot would take place immediately.
Jake "Hound Dog" Allen defeated Jungle Boy to become the new SOM Youth Champion
Even with the odds stacked against him, the "Hound Dog" did what no one thought was possible and defeated Jungle Boy to win the SOM Youth Title.
Confused? So are we. As previously stated, we have no idea exactly what happened at New Year's Wrestlelution: The Hat of Misfortune. However, we do know that it will change the face the School of Morton. We are currently working to find more details regarding the events that took place and will publish them when we know more about what happened. Make sure to check this website and our FaceBook page more more details and upadtes. Don't forget about our upcoming shows on January 21st in Erwin, Tennessee and February 5th in Chuckey, Tennessee.