Grand Slam Wrestling, Moosic PA - GSW presented their milestone 50th event on Saturday December 10th with a huge night kicked off by Brute VanSlyke's open challenge. Brute came to the ring interupting the scheduled opening contest to inform the crowd that he was informed by GSW management that no one had answered his challenge and had the night off. This upset Brute because as he went on to say he is sick of being over looked by the rest of the wrestling world when there is no one anywhere who is any better in the ring than he is, so he wasn't leaving that ring until management sent someone out to face him. The challenge was finally answered by Bo Nekoda who said he's in need of a big win and feels winning the Adrenaline title is just what he needs to get back on track. Bo and Brute traded shots and strikes in and out of the ring until as Brute climbed back into the ring after tossing Bo inside, Bo took the chance to kick the rope into Brute's groin taking him down. However, Nekoda second guessed himself for resorting to the action and hessitated long enough for VanSlyke to recover, counter Nekoda's Back Stabber, and lock in the Oriental Spike forcing Nekoda to tap out and retain the Adrenaline Title.
Dynasty, Amsterdam NY - Brute VanSlyke and Kevin The Man Graham teamed up again for the first time in almost a year to take on Foxx N Shock to determine the first ever Dynasty Tag Team Champions. Brute and Graham were able to pick up the win and the titles after Brute took out Foxx with a Big FN Lariat while Graham pinned Omar after connecting with the Sunday Bloody Sunday brainbuster.
Grand Slam Wrestling, Moosic PA - Brute VanSlyke successfully defended the GSW Adrenaline title against Rex Taylor in a hard hitting and athletic battle of the big men after hitting Greetings From Oneida NY and getting the three count fall.
CNY Slam Jam, Oneida NY - Brute VanSlyke made his home town pro wrestling debut in Oneida NY Saturday November, 5th at the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida, NY. VanSlyke defended his GSW Adrenaline Title against long time tag team partner and friend Kevin The Man Graham with VanSlyke's home town crowd fully behind their native favorite. Graham did his best to slow down and ground VanSlyke but after a heated exchange of strikes VanSlyke was able to hit Graham with Greetings From Oneida NY to pick up the win and retain the Adrenalin title.
New England Championship Wrestling, Wakefield MA - After being stripped of their tag titles the prior month for not making the event, Brute VanSlyke and Jack Maverick finally received their title rematch at Autumn Unleashed. The two Regulator teammates were on different pages from the beginning of the match up. Even when the challengers were able to gain the upper hand on the champions they were attempting to out perform each other. Finally when Maverick and Brute had the match up almost won, Brute grabbed Maverick and hit him with Greetings From Oneida NY and left his now former partner laying in the ring where the Heavy Hitters were able to pick up the win.
Grand Slam Wrestling, Moosic PA - GSW returned to the Moosic Youth center with Zombie Lucha Dos that was headlined by Brute VanSlyke VS Sean Silence for the Adrenaline Title. The matchup started with a bang when during the match before the majority of the roster out at ring side brawling and Sean Silence left alone in the ring. Brute's music began playing and the Adrenaline Champion began fighting his way through the brawl taking out anyone in his way until he got into the ring to begin his match with Silence. Brute was able to our wrestling and our brawl Silence in the beginning but repeated interference from Silence's manager Chio allowed Silence to gain the upper hand. Brute finally was able to mount a come back and as Silence got out of Brute's Asiatic Spike with a low blow, Brute was able to catch Silence in mid spear with a big boot, a standing enziguri, and finally hitting Silence with Greetings From Oneida NY and picking up the win and retaining his Adrenaline title.
Empire State Wrestling, Salamanca NY - Empire State Wrestling returned to the Changing Leaves Festival in Salamanca NY and featured Brute VanSlyke taking on Omega Aaron Draven. Draven attempted to out strike and out quicken the much larger VanSlyke but VanSlyke eventually was able to gain the upper hand and beat down Draven with a variety of power offence. As Draven began mounting a comeback VanSlyke countered a hurricanrana attempt by power bombing Draven into the buckle and hitting a Big FN Lariat and picking up the win.
Photo Credit TMK Photography
Battle Club Pro, Bronx NY - Brute VanSlyke made his in ring NYC area debut for Battle Club Pro at their debut event Battle By The 6th. The event featured the first time ever meeting between Brute VanSlyke and Mike Orlando. The match was billed as the Battle of the Big Men and the two giants traded holds and strikes in a constant battle of one upmanship. The two men traded holds, tackles, power moves, and hard strikes, but in the end Brute was able to connect with a left armed Big FN Lariat out of nowhere and getting the 3 count with Orlando kicking out just a second too late.
Photo Credit Danny Walsh
Anarchy Competitive Wrestling Alliance, McAdoo PA - Brute VanSlyke made his debut for ACWA at their September 24th Fall Of Anarchy event in McAdoo, PA. Earlier in the night it was announced that the company's Heavyweight Champion was relinquishing the title due to injury and 2 No. 1 contender matches would take place with the winners facing off for the vacant title. One of these matches was Brute VanSlyke vs Havoc. The match up saw the two men battle inside and outside the ring taking the action all over the building. Havoc was mounting a comeback after taking a severe beating from Brute, but VanSlyke was able to hit Havoc with a Big FN Lariat and pick up the win.
Ring Of Honor, Lockport NY - ROH brought their Reloaded tour to the Keenan Center in Lockport NY Saturday night September 17th. The event kicked off with a special tag team match up pitting the team of Sean Carr and Rip Impact vs Mark Hauss and Brute VanSlyke. Despite the level of domination shown by Brute throughout the contest, Carr was able to pin Hauss and give his team the win.
Photo Credit Steve Argintaru
01/14/17: GSW - Moosic, PA