This Friday, July 15th, SOM Live invades Erwin, TN. While a full card is yet to be announced, several matches have, and it looks as if this show could manage to top our amazing show in Bean Station, TN last weekend. Here's what has been announced so far for the SOM's huge event this Friday in Erwin:
SOM Youth Championship Match: Jake "Hound Dog" Allen (c) vs. Jungle Boy-Last Saturday in Bean Station, Jungle Boy defeated the current SOM Youth Champion, Jake "Hound Dog" Allen to earn a shot at the SOM Youth Championship. Jungle Boy, who is a multiple time SOM Youth Champion himself, will get his shot at Allen's title Friday night in Erwin. The "Hound Dog" and Jungle Boy have been fierce rivals for quite some time, and the intensity in their matches continues to grow. This will not be a match you want to miss!
SOM Heavyweight Championship Match: Maverick (c) vs. Luscious Lawrence: If the last encounter between these two men is any indication, this will be more of a fight than a wrestling match. Last weekend in Bean Station, Maverick and "The Luscious One" fought to a double count-out when their wild brawl spilled into the parking lot. Destroying everything in their path, the two rivals continued to fight until the entire locker room spilled out to tear them apart. After nearly throwing Maverick through a will, Lawrence limped back into the ring to challenge him to a rematch. General Manager Branham has informed us that this rematch will take place this Friday night in Erwin. With their immense hatred for each other growing, who knows what kind of pain these men will put each other through on Friday? If you want to see a fight, this match is for you.
East Tennessee Tag Team Championship Match: JC Addams and RT3 (c) vs. The EGC 2.0 (Sir Brian Jeffries and Sir Richard Doolee): At the SOM's last live event in Bean Station, a match between the current East Tennessee Tag Team Champions and The EGC 2.0 ended in a rather controversial fashion. After hitting a huge spear, RT3 went for the pin. However, before the referee counted to three, The Ryan Price, who had accompanied his fellow EGC 2.0 members to ringside, pulled the referee out of the ring in an attempt to save his team from losing the match. However, his interference backfired, as the referee decided to disqualify The EGC 2.0. Apparently, a group of people claiming to be the legal representation of The Ryan Price have contacted General Manager Branham, demanding that The EGC 2.0 be given another shot at the East Tennessee Tag Team Championship since neither Jeffries or Doolee were pinned or submitted. To save himself the trouble of dealing with The Ryan Price's legal team, General Manager Branham has agreed to give the The EGC 2.0 another shot at the East Tennessee Tag Team Titles at SOM Live in Erwin. With The Ryan Price and The EGC 2.0, it is almost a guarantee that there will be some form of cheating in every one of their matches. In Bean Station, the referee was able to stop this cheating, but it will be interesting to see if the same happens in Erwin.
As previously stated, General Manager Branham has not yet announced the full card for SOM Live in Erwin. We don't know what he has in store for the rest of the SOM roster on Friday, but we do have some speculation:
BTSG: Last Saturday, BTSG was once again cheated out of the X Division Championship by The Ryan Price, who pinned BTSG with his feet on the ropes to gain extra leverage. BTSG, who is now becoming increasingly frustrated with The Ryan Price and the EGC 2.0, seems to continually come closer and closer to victory, only to have the EGC 2.0 cheat him out of reclaiming the title time after time. BTSG seems to be forming some sort of alliance with the current East Tennessee Tag Team Champions, JC Addams and RT3, in order to take on the EGC 2.0. Perhaps BTSG, RT3, and Addams will be able to overcome the EGC 2.0 in Erwin.
The Ryan Price: It's no secret that The Ryan Price will do whatever it takes to hold onto his X Division Title, whether it's using an illegal object, pinning someone with his feet on the ropes, or utilizing his fellow EGC 2.0 members, Jeffries and Doolee. Price always has some sort of plan to cheat his way into a victory, and at SOM Live in Erwin, things probably won't be very different. There's no question that Price will not be playing by the rules. The only question we can ask ourselves is the question of whether or not BTSG will be able to combat Price's cheating ways.
The Coven: Although Draco successfully defended his East Tennessee Championship (with help from fellow Coven members, Kaldr and Onslaught) against Hank "The Machine" Miller, it doesn't look like their rivalry is over yet. We have received word that Miller has asked General Manager Branham for a match against Draco where no members of The Coven will be allowed at ringside, but Branham is yet to confirm whether this match will happen or not. We saw The Coven's new monster, Onslaught, make his SOM debut in Bean Station, teaming with Kaldr. Proving to be a dominant team, the newly formed duo defeated The Medics. Perhaps we will see Kaldr and Onslaught team together once again. After suffering a defeat at the hands of "Dangerous" Dan Matthews in Bean Station, Barrett Stout will be looking to show his hometown of Erwin (which he recently disowned in an interview) why he is "simply amazing". Plus, Celaeno the Dark, who appears to be controlling The Coven, will be at ringside, looking as frightening as ever.
Hank "The Machine" Miller: Two weeks ago at Meltdown, Hank Miller lost the East Tennessee Championship to Draco due to the interference of The Coven. Last Saturday in Bean Station, Hank Miller was unable to recapture the East Tennessee Championship, once again due to the interference of The Coven. Much like BTSG's situation with The Ryan Price and The EGC 2.0, "The Machine" must find a way to fight off The Coven and get a fair, one-on-one match with Draco in order to win the East Tennessee Championship once again.
"Dangerous" Dan Matthews: After defeating Barrett Stout, his most noteworthy opponent yet, "Dangerous" Dan Matthews will be looking to continue his streak of dominance. Who will be standing in his path to the SOM Heavyweight Championship next?
The Medics: After being crushed by Onslaught and Kaldr in Bean Station, The Medics will want to pick up a win, but that may be quite the task. With The Coven's team of Kaldr and Onslaught being the only other tag team without opponents at SOM Live in Erwin, we could see a rematch of their tag team match that took place in Bean Station. If this happens, the Medics will certainly need a new strategy.
The card for SOM Live in Erwin is already stacked, and only three matches have been revealed! If you want to see some great wrestling action, make sure to come to the national guard armory in Erwin, TN this Friday night at 7:30 P.M.