After the triple threat main event at 2CW's Dead On Arrival Brute VanSlyke hit the ring with Bin Hamin and Pete Dirty Bomb Order thanks to a one night payday from Hamin to VanSlyke to attack John Morrison, Johnny Gargano, and Matt Cross.
Squared Circle Wrestling, Watertown NY - 2CW made their final return to Watertown NY with the first of the Final Four events before the company's closes. The event was kicked off with a Japanese wrestling showcase featuring Wrestle-1 star Yusuke Kodama vs Brute VanSlyke who joined up with Desperado while touring Wrestle-1 in Japan earlier in the year. Kodama spent the beginning of the match using his speed to avoid Brute and connect with multiple kicks and strikes in an attempt to cut down the big man. Brute how ever was able to use some brute strength to knock Kodama down and gain control where he began dishing out several big time suplexes. After an extensive beating on Kodama from VanSlyke, Kodama was able to mount a comeback with more kicks and a springboard back elbow. Kodama attempted to end the match when he took Brute down with a tilt-a-whirl DDT and climbed to the top rope to hit a corkscrew moonsault. VanSlyke was able to move out of the way of impact and then found an opening to lock the Asiatic Spike onto Kodama who eventually passed out from the hold giving Brute VanSlyke the win.
By Patrick Fenton
Brute VanSlyke VS. Yusuke Kodama
Wrestle-1 comes to America! Desperado’s own Brute VanSlyke, a former 3-time tag team champion here in 2CW, will do battle with the returning Yusuke Kodama. International flavor comes to Watertown with this battle from overseas. Brute VanSlyke is just a monster, looking to destroy the small, faster Kodama. Look for suplexes, strikes and hard-hitting action.
Vicious Outcast Wrestling, Connellsville PA - VOW presented their first ever Iron Men tournament Saturday November 14th at the Ice Mine in Connellsville, PA with 2 rounds consisting of Iron Man match rule bouts. In the opening semi finals Brute VanSlyke took on Alexander James in a 15 minute Iron Man match. Brute was able to pick up the first fall by making James tap out to the Asiatic Spike making it 1-0. James however was able to tie it up later on after connected with several discuss lariats and picking up a pin fall. VanSlyke was not to be shown up with a lariat and eventually connected with a King Of Arms Lariat on Alexander James making it 2-1. With only minutes to spare James attempted several quick roll of pin falls but was not able to hold the larger Brute down. James was able to connect with a top rope moonsault but time expired before being able to get a pin fall. Brute VanSlyke advanced to the finals with a score of 2-1.
The main event of the evening was the Iron Men Tournament finals, a 5 Way 30 Minute Iron Man Match Scramble featuring Brute VanSlyke vs Jack Pollock vs Jimmy Nutts vs Andrew Palace vs Neon Ninja Facade.The match up started out basic with each man coming in and out of the ring trying to one up the other. It wasn't until everyone joined forced to take out the much bigger Brute VanSlyke that things broke down. The match up went all over the ring side area with brawling, hard hitting, and ariel wrestling. VanSlyke nearly gained a few pin fall wins with a bridging butterfly suplex and applying the Asiatic Spike but both were broken up before falls could be scored. In the end it was Pollock and Palace who had 2 falls apiece at the end of the 30 minute time limit that saw Palace winning the match up and the Iron Men Tournament in sudden death.
Oneida High School class of 2004 graduate Mike VanSlyke -- now known to professional wrestling fans as the massive Brute VanSlyke -recalled it was a chance switching of the television channels that led to his discovery of wrestling back when he was just a tyke.
VanSlyke said he was 5 years old when one day he was channel surfing and landed on a wrestling match featuring Andre the Giant. He was mesmerized, and a lifelong passion was born...........
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2CW has announced that at their November 29th event Dead On Arrival event in Watertown NY that Brute VanSlyke will take on Yusuke Kodama in a Wrestle-1 showcase match. Tickets are available online now.
01/14/17: GSW - Moosic, PA