On Point Wrestling, Williamstown NJ - On Point Wrestling presented their first annual Masters Of The Mat tournament that took place on October 24 at the OTW Arena. The one night, single elimination tournament was kicked off by the first round matchup Brute VanSlyke VS The Machine Sam Shields. Shields was used to having the size advantage in his matches but VanSlyke had the clear size advantage in this contest. Shields tried using his strength on Brute but was unable to knock him down. VanSlyke was able to gain control of the match up hitting The Machine with various suplexes and slams. But Sam Shields was able to turn momentum around after knocking Brute to the outside of the ring and connecting with multiple dives. VanSlyke soon after attempted to connect with the King Of Arms Lariat but Shields was able to avoid the move and was able to connect with a lariat off his own off the top rope on VanSlyke to pick up the win and advance to the semi finals.
Photo Credit Lyle C. Williams
By Adam Leavelle of Wrestling Done Right
BRUTE VAN SLYKE vs "The MACHINE" SAM SHIELDS
Van Slyke has felt over looked, Shields refuses settle for anything other than being the top dog. Both men are power houses that can go in the ring, and both are more determined than ever. This is going to be like two bulls locking horns, but keep in mind, imagine if a bull could be graceful enough to enter a “Dancing with the Stars” competition, and you might get an idea of the kind of match you’ll see here. Two angry, big, strong, tough guys, looking to destroy the other, but also capable of putting on a wrestling clinic as well. I predict that the first one to calm down, relax, and plot a course of action through planned maneuvers will be the one to come out on top.
From the On Point Wrestling Facebook Page:
The 3rd Quarter Final "Masters of the Mat" Match Brute VanSlyke vs "The Machine" Sam Shields
01/14/17: GSW - Moosic, PA