Breakdowns - 2010

In December 2010, I helped organize a "Best of 2010" Award poll. I collected the statistical data for each category, as well as wrote out a short description for each person or team.

2010 - Wrestler of the Year

“Mr. Showtime” Scot Summers
(9-6-2)

-Defeated by The Submission Squad (Tag with Jerry Lynn, Lost Tag Team Championship)
-Defeated Jimmy Jacobs
-Defeated Masada & Jaykus Plisken (Tag with Jerry Lynn)
-Defeated by JT LaMotta (Also involving Arik Cannon and Khris Wolf)
-Defeated by Darin Childs & The Lost Boys (Tag with Khris Wolfe, Brent Masters & Matt Fitchett)
-Draw with JT LaMotta
-Defeated by JT LaMotta
-Defeated Darin Childs (New ACW Heavyweight Champion)
-Defeated Mike Dell (Career vs. Career Title Match)
-Defeated Spiro
-Defeated Evan Gelistico
-Defeated Jaykus Plisken
-Defeated Darin Childs, Skylar Skelly & Jaykus Plisken (Tag with Slim Sexy & Matthew Palmer)
-Defeated Berry Breeze, Austin Rhodes, JC Bravo, Skylar Skelly, and Matthew Palmer
-Defeated by Robert Evans (Lost ACW Heavyweight Championship)
-Draw with MASADA
-Defeated by Darin Childs

“Mr. Showtime” has been the face of Anarchy since the very beginning. The inaugural champion reclaimed the ACW Championship this year, immediately challenging the newly crowned Darin Childs in a blood feud that stretched throughout the year. Before winning back the ACW Heavyweight Championship, Summers battled with JT LaMotta, but was unable to pick up a victory over a series of battles. But the big story for “Showtime” this year was the Career vs. Career match against Mike Dell. Two icons of Anarchy, Summers secured the win, and banished “One Man” from the ACW ring. Showtime was not able to end the year as champion, losing the belt to Robert Evans this past November. With wins over Mike Dell, Jaykus Plisken, and Jimmy Jacobs, is “Mr. Showtime” the ACW Wrestler of the Year?

MASADA
(6-2-2)

-Defeated by Jerry Lynn & Scot Summers (Tag with Jaykus Plisken)
-Defeated Jimmy Jacobs
-Defeated ACH
-Defeated Chris Hero
-Defeated Davey Vega
-Defeated Khris Wolf
-Defeated Gary Jay
-Defeated by Jimmy Jacobs (Also involving JT LaMotta and JC Bravo)
-Draw with Scot Summers
-Draw with Robert Evans

MASADA has been World Hardcore Champion since October of 2009, but not from a lack of worthy challengers. Multiple challengers stepped up to the plate this year to prove themselves, but were ultimately a victim to the painful skewers. MASADA and Jimmy Jacobs closed out the May extravaganza with a Hardcore Championship defense that was one for the ages. Just a few months later, MASADA vs. Hero II went above and beyond expectations, and showcased two of the best in the world. While he might not have the most number of matches this year, each one has been more than enough to make up for it. Is the Big Japan Superstar the ACW Wrestler of the Year?


Robert Evans
(11-2-1)

-Defeated Darin Childs
-Defeated by Shawn Vexx (Also including Gary Jay and Darin Childs)
-Defeated Davey Vega (Win Vacant U-30 Championship)
-Defeated Darin Corbin
-Defeated Jaykus Plisken
-Defeated Mat Fitchet
-Defeated Delirious
-Defeated by ACH (Lost U-30 Championship)
-Defeated Jessica James
-Defeated Matthew Palmer
-Defeated Scot Summers (New ACW Heavyweight Champion)
-Defeated Super Electro
-Defeated Jimmy Jacobs
-Draw with MASADA

No matter who was put in front of him, the Monarch of ACW prevailed. Superstars from Ring of Honor and CHIKARA tried, but they were unable to wrestle away the U-30 Championship from “The Essence of Excellence”. Even ACH, the man who eventually dethroned the king, had to pull out everything he had. But Robert Evans was undeterred. He eventually set his sights on the ACW Heavyweight Championship, and did the unthinkable by making “Mr. Showtime” tap out in the center of the ring. But Robert Evans did not do this all alone. The Electronic Luchador Super Electro was behind him, and the ACW Joshi Champion Portia Perez was around his arm. The man with self-blessed “Divine Right”, is Robert Evans the Wrestler of the Year?

Matthew Palmer
(10-7)

-Defeated by Mike Dell (Triple Threat also involving Spiro)
-Defeated Mike Dell & Spiro (Tag with Jaykus Plisken)
-Defeated by Shawn Vexx (Also involving JT LaMotta and El Generico)
-Defeated by Mike Dell, Spiro, Super-Electro, Khris Wolfe & Darin Childs (Tag with ACH, Shawn Vexx, Jaykus Plisken & Brent Masters)
-Defeated by Spiro (Also involving Junior Garza and Jaykus Plisken)
-Defeated by Super Electro & Spiro (Tag with Jaykus Plisken)
-Defeated JT LaMotta
-Defeated Jaykus Plisken
-Defeated by Robert Evans
-Defeated Darin Childs, Skylar Skelly & Jaykus Plisken (Tag with Slim Sexy & Scot Summers)
-Defeated JC Bravo
-Defeated by Scot Summers (also involving Berry Breeze, Austin Rhodes, JC Bravo, and Skylar Skelly)
-Defeated Delirious and Jimmy Jacobs (Lonestar Classic First Round)
-Defeated Mat Fitchett (Lonestar Classic Semifinal)
-Defeated Evan Gelistico (Lone Star Classic Champion 2010)
-Defeated Davey Vega, Mat Fitchett, and Awesome Andy
-Defeated Skylar Skelly

In January of this year, Matthew Palmer was off everyone’s radar. He ended 2009 by being ejecting from The Takeover, and beaten within an inch of his life. But Palmer would not stay down. He battled his way back, and fought valiantly against The Takeover. But when Jaykus Plisken betrayed Palmer, something changed inside him. “The Centerfold” was gone, and “The Son of Anarchy” was born. A different side of Matthew Palmer, a more aggressive Matthew Palmer, and a determined Matthew Palmer. Considered the underdog of the night, Matthew Palmer battled his way through the Classic, defeating Evan Gelistico in the finals to win the 5th Lonestar Classic. A man many wrote off in the beginning of the year, Matthew Palmer has the opportunity of a lifetime. Is this new aggressive Palmer the Wrestler of the Year?

ACH
(10-6)

-Defeated JT LaMotta
-Defeated Chris Preston, Kid Camacho & The Lost Boys (Tag with Court Caution, Khris Wolfe & Brent Masters)
-Defeated Awesome Andy
-Defeated by Gary Jay & Davey Vega (Elimination Tag with Court Caution also involving Flippy Sh!t and RAJETT)
-Defeated by MASADA
-Defeated by Mike Dell, Spiro, Super-Electro, Khris Wolfe & Darin Childs (Tag with Shawn Vexx, Matthew Palmer, Jaykus Plisken & Brent Masters)
-Defeated Arik Cannon
-Defeated by The Children of Pain (Tag with Colin Delaney, Mat Fitchett & Brent Masters)
-Defeated Robert Evans (New U-30 Champion)
-Defeated Pierre Abernathy
-Defeated Akira Tozawa
-Defeated JC Bravo
-Defeated Darin Childs (Barefoot Thumbtacks Match)
-Defeated by Jason Silver, Darin Childs, Skylar Skelly, Khris Wolfe, Joey Figueroa & Sky Ryder (Tag with Shawn Vexx, Chingo Smurf, Berry Breeze, Chris Conine & Jessica James)
-Defeated by The Submission Squad (Tag with Slim Sexy, Big Ricky & Jen Alise)
-Defeated Jason Silver

Many people pegged 2010 as the Year of the Dragon. Many of those same people can confidently say that they were right. The man who stands for Attitude, Charisma, and Heart – ACH. Continuing his undefeated streak from the previous year, ACH made his intentions known that he was aiming for the U-30 Championship. To do so, he gave Robert Evans his only one-on-one loss of the year to capture his first singles championship. ACH ends the year as U-30 Champion, but not with fights. In a potential Match of the Year, Akira Tozawa and ACH brought everyone to their feet. The year was not without struggles, but when the times started getting tough, ACH found an inspiration in Shawn Vexx. Is the defending U-30 Champion the Wrestler of the Year?

“One Man” Mike Dell
(2-4)

-Defeated by Shawn Vexx (Lost ACW Heavyweight Championship)
-Defeated by JT LaMotta
-Defeated Spiro and Matthew Palmer
-Defeated by Jaykus Plisken & Matthew Palmer (Tag with Spiro)
-Defeated ACH, Shawn Vexx, Matthew Palmer, Jaykus Plisken & Brent Masters (Tag with Spiro, Super-Electro, Khris Wolfe & Darin Childs)
-Defeated by Scot Summers (Career vs. Career Title Match)

ACW was built off the backs of three men. The very first main event featured “Mr. Showtime”, Jaykus Plisken, and “One Man” Mike Dell. Dell entered the year as the ACW Heavyweight Champion, but lost the strap to the hungry Shawn Vexx. The year then started to spiral a bit for “One Man”, until he made the announcement that would change ACW forever. Mike Dell vs. Scot Summers: Career vs. Career. Everyone was buzzing as the day finally came. The entire locker room poured out, watching these two lock up for the last time. In the end, Mike Dell was defeated. In one of the most emotional goodbyes in wrestling history, Mike Dell walked through the curtain for the last time. For everything he gambled, is Mike Dell the Wrestler of the Year?

JT LaMotta
(7-5-1)

-Defeated by ACH
-Defeated Mike Dell
-Defeated by Shawn Vexx
-Defeated Khris Wolfe, Scot Summers, and Arik Cannon
-Defeated by Shawn Vexx (Also involving Matthew Palmer and El Generico)
-Draw with Scot Summers
-Defeated Scot Summers
-Defeated Junior Garza
-Defeated by Matthew Palmer
-Defeated Rachel Summerlyn
-Defeated Gary Jay and Davey Vega (New Anarchy Televised Champion)
-Defeated by Jimmy Jacobs (Also involving Masada and JC Bravo)
-Defeated Super-Electro, Dingo, Gary Jay, Davey Vega, and Akira Tozawa

Something happened to JT LaMotta this year. His smile started fading, and the jovial hop in his step started slipping away. The crowds started booing him more and more. As LaMotta slipped more and more, he finally said that enough was enough. No more was the happy-go-lucky JT LaMotta. Instead came the arrogant and vicious JT LaMotta. This new and focused man quickly found gold, capturing the Anarchy Televised Championship. LaMotta also made a target of Scot Summers, taking him to a time limit draw and eventually beating him. Now, LaMotta has turned his back on the fans, choosing instead to viciously and methodically dissect his challengers. Ending the year with a big win over five challengers, is this new JT LaMotta the Wrestler of the Year?

Shawn Vexx
(6-3)

-Defeated Mike Dell (New ACW Heavyweight Champion)
-Defeated Robert Evans, Gary Jay, and Darin Childs
-Defeated JT LaMotta
-Defeated Junior Garza
-Defeated JT LaMotta, Matthew Palmer, and El Generico
-Defeated by Mike Dell, Spiro, Super-Electro, Khris Wolfe & Darin Childs (Tag with ACH, Matthew Palmer, Jaykus Plisken & Brent Masters)
-Defeated by Darin Childs (Lost ACW Heavyweight Championship)
-Defeated by Jason Silver, Darin Childs, Skylar Skelly, Khris Wolfe, Joey Figueroa & Sky Ryder (Tag with ACH, Chingo Smurf, Berry Breeze, Chris Conine & Jessica James)
-Defeated Khris Wolf (ACW Family Christmas Deathmatch)

It was the first main event of the year. The first ACW Heavyweight Championship match. Shawn Vexx captured the ACW Heavyweight Championship, in a victory for all the people who were told that they would never make it. Vexx quickly silenced critics that said he was a fluke, taking on all comers, sometimes all at once. But even in defeat, the man they call “Infamous” proved his heart and determination. In a match with Darin Childs, Shawn Vexx broke his arm. While many would have quit right there, Vexx battled for another 20 minutes, showing more heart than many people do their whole lives. After time away from recovery, Vexx made it known that he wants revenge against the man who broke his arm. Is this success and display of heart enough to make Shawn Vexx Wrestler of the Year?

Darin Childs
(11-6)

-Defeated by Robert Evans
-Defeated by Shawn Vexx (Also involving Robert Evans and Gary Jay)
-Defeated Matt Fitchett
-Defeated Chris Conine & James Claxton vs. (Tag with Sky Ryder)
-Defeated Scot Summers, Khris Wolfe, Brent Masters & Matt Fitchett (Handicap Match with Lost Boys)
-Defeated ACH, Shawn Vexx, Matthew Palmer, Jaykus Plisken & Brent Masters (Tag with Mike Dell, Spiro, Super-Electro &Khris Wolf)
-Defeated Shawn Vexx (New ACW Heavyweight Champion)
-Defeated by Scot Summers (Dog Collar Match, Lost ACW Heavyweight Championship)
-Defeated Colin Delaney, ACH, Mat Fitchett & Brent Masters (Tag with Children of Pain)
-Defeated Just Willie, Slim Sexy, & The Smurf Nation (Tag with Children of Pain)
-Defeated by Flippy Sh!t (Elimination Tag with Skylar Skelly also involving Sub-Genius League of Ass Kickers)
-Defeated The Smurf Nation (Tag with Children of Pain)
-Defeated by Slim Sexy, Matthew Palmer & Scot Summers (Tag with Skylar Skelly & Jaykus Plisken)
-Defeated by ACH (Barefoot Thumbtacks Match)
- Defeated Shawn Vexx, ACH, Chingo Smurf, Berry Breeze, Chris Conine & Jessica James (Tag with Skylar Skelly, Khris Wolfe, Joey Figueroa, Sky Ryder & Jason Silver)
-Defeated RAJETT (Tag with Skylar Skelly)
-Defeated Scot Summers

Darin Childs will remember 2010 has the year of his war with “Mr. Showtime” Scot Summers. Wanting to take back the company he felt was taken from him, Childs showed an even more intense and dangerous side of himself. But he didn’t do it alone. The Children of Pain were reformed this year, this time in stable form. Childs successfully brought in the Lost Boys and Khris Wolf, as well as the returning Skylar Skelly, to dominate the ACW roster. In an emotional moment nearly 10 years in the making, Childs won his first Heavyweight Championship from Shawn Vexx, only to have the title taken away from him by Scot Summers moments later. In a year that saw Childs reach the best shape of his career, is Darin Childs the Wrestler of the Year?

Evan Gelistico
(9-6)

-Defeated Jerry Lynn & Scot Summers (New Tag Team Champions with Pierre Abernathy)
-Defeated The Smurf Nation (Tag with Pierre Abernathy)
-Defeated James Claxton, Just Willie, Khris Wolfe, Lillie Mae & JC Bravo (Tag with Junior Garza, Pierre Abernathy, Evan Gelistico, Gary Jay & Athena)
- Defeated The Smurf Nation (Texas Bullrope Match with Pierre Abernathy)
-Defeated by The Smurf Nation (Flag Match with Pierre Abernathy & Gary Jay)
-Defeated RAJETT (Tag with Pierre Abernathy)
-Defeated by The Smurf Nation (Submission Match with Pierre Abernathy, Lost Tag Team Championship)
-Defeated by Flippy Sh!t (Triple Threat Tag with Pierre Abernathy also involving Gary Jay & Davey Vega)
-Defeated by Scot Summers
-Defeated by Flippy Sh!t (Triple Threat Tag with Pierre Abernathy also involving RAJETT)
-Defeated Gary Jay and Pierre Abernathy (Lonestar Classic First Round)
-Defeated Davey Vega (Lonestar Classic Semifinal)
-Defeated by Matthew Palmer (Lonestar Classic Finals)
-Defeated ACH, Slim Sexy, Big Ricky & Jen Alise (Tag with Submission Squad)
-Defeated Flippy Sh!t

The Submission Squad took the Tag Team Championship at the beginning of this year, but Evan Gelistico imagined more. The Squad battled Smurf Nation in a series of intense and vicious matches, before finally losing the belts in August. But Evan Gelistico had his sights set elsewhere. As soon as the year began, Gelistico made a vow to win the Lonestar Classic, and take the entire tournament back home with him to St. Louis. And Gelistico almost did it. After forcing all members of the Submission Squad to tap to make his way to the finals, Gelistico was inched away from defeating Matthew Palmer. But Gelistico did not go quietly into the goodnight. Evan Gelistico has shown a newly aggressive side to himself, and ended the year as the inaugural St. Louis Anarchy Heavyweight Champion. The tag team specialist who can hold his own in the ring, is Evan Gelistico the Wrestler of the Year?

2010 - Joshi of the Year

Portia Perez
(9-2)

-Defeated by Rachel Summerlyn (Lost ACW Joshi Championship)
-Defeated Jessica James
-Defeated Daizee Haze (Queen of Queens First Round)
-Defeated MsChif (Queen of Queens Semifinal)
-Defeated Lady Poison (New ACW Joshi Champion, 2010 Queen of Queens Champion)
-Defeated Erin Star
-Defeated Rachel Summerlyn
-Defeated by Athena & Davey Vega (Triple Threat Tag with Super Electro also involving Lady Poison & Khris Wolf)
-Defeated Athena
-Defeated Athena, Amanda Fox, and Jen Alise
-Defeated Serena Deeb, Jessica James, & Rachel Summerlyn (Elimination Tag with Athena & Amanda Fox)

Portia Perez started the year losing her Joshi Championship, but quickly found herself back on the right track. Perez dominated the Queen of Queens Tournament, forcing last year’s champion Daizee Haze to submit in the first round on her way to capturing the title. From there, Perez began to show her manipulating and calculating side as well. The second half of the year was dominated by impromptu Championship matches, with Perez choosing to defend her title after the random challenger was already down. But when push came to shove, Perez showcased just how dominate she can really be. Armed with Super Electro behind her, and the unwavering love of Robert Evans, Perez dominated the Joshi division this year. The 2010 Queen of Queens Champion, as well as the defending ACW Joshi Champion, is Portia Perez the Joshi of the Year?

Rachel Summerlyn
(5-11)

-Defeated Portia Perez (New Joshi Champion)
-Defeated Athena
-Defeated Daizee Haze
-Defeated by Gary Jay & Davey Vega (Tag with Jessica James also involving Matt Fitchet & Brent Masters and ACH & Court Caution)
-Defeated Athena (Double Jeopardy Match also involving Davey Vega and Lillie Mae, New Joshi Champion)
-Defeated by Daffney (Queen of Queens First Round, Lost ACW Joshi Championship)
-Defeated by Submission Squad (Tag with Jessica James)
-Defeated by Athena (5 Joshi Scramble also involving Erin Star, Jen Alise, and Amanda Fox)
-Defeated Athena and Amanda Fox
-Defeated by Portia Perez
-Defeated by JT LaMotta
-Defeated by Flippy Sh!t (Elimination Tag with Jessica James also involving Submission Squad)
-Defeated by Lady Poison (Triple Threat also involving Athena)
-Defeated by Davey Vega (Lonestar Classic First Round also involving Athena)
-Defeated by Children of Pain (Tag with Jessica James)
-Defeated by Portia Perez, Athena, & Amanda Fox (Elimination Tag with Serena Deeb & Jessica James)

“The Strong Style Diva” took on all comers this year, regardless of gender. Summerlyn started the year by winning the ACW Joshi Championship from foe Portia Perez, in a match that was designed by Perez herself. After losing the championship in a different promotion, Rachel won back her title in Double Jeopardy. Elsewhere, the team of Bacon & Eggs, Rachel and Jessica’s Excellent Tag Team, became major players in the tag division. Rachel and Jessica held their own against established tag teams, and proved that they can hang with anyone. One of the original Joshis, is Rachel Summerlyn the 2010 Joshi of the Year?

Jessica James/Lady Poison
(9-12)

-Defeated Lillie Mae (As Lady Poison)
-Defeated by Sara Del Ray (As Jessica James)
-Defeated by Portia Perez (As Jessica James)
-Defeated by Gary Jay & Davey Vega (As Jessica James, Tag with Rachel Summerlyn also involving Matt Fitchet & Brent Masters and ACH & Court Caution)
-Defeated Amanda Fox, Athena, and Lillie Mae (As Lady Poison)
-Defeated Amanda Fox (As Lady Poison)
-Defeated Sara Del Ray (As Jessica James, Queen of Queens First Round)
-Defeated Daffney (As Jessica James, Queen of Queens Semifinal, New ACW Joshi Champion)
-Defeated by Portia Perez (As Lady Poison, Queen of Queens Final, Lost ACW Joshi Championship)
-Defeated Lillie Mae, Just Willie, Matt Fitchet & Brent Masters (As Lady Poison, Tag with Children of Pain)
-Defeated by Submission Squad (As Jessica James, Tag with Rachel Summerlyn)
-Defeated Jen Alise (As Jessica James)
-Defeated Super Electro (As Lady Poison)
-Defeated by Robert Evans (As Jessica James)
-Defeated by Athena & Davey Vega (As Lady Poison, Tag with Khris Wolf also involving Portia Perez & Super Electro)
- Defeated by Flippy Sh!t (As Jessica James, Elimination Tag with Rachel Summerlyn also involving Submission Squad)
-Defeated by Athena (As Jessica James)
-Defeated Athena and Rachel Summerlyn (As Lady Poison)
-Defeated by Jason Silver, Darin Childs, Skylar Skelly, Khris Wolfe, Joey Figueroa, & Sky Ryder (As Jessica James, Tag with Shawn Vexx, ACH, Chingo Smurf, Berry Breeze, & Chris Conine)
-Defeated by Children of Pain (As Jessica James, Tag with Rachel Summerlyn)
- Defeated by Portia Perez, Athena, & Amanda Fox (As Jessica James, Elimination Tag with Serena Deeb & Rachel Summerlyn)

At the 2010 Joshi Queen of Queens, Jessica James was viciously beaten and attacked by Portia Perez and crew immediately after her semifinal match. In that instant, something changed in Jessica. Her eyes grew cold and empty, enough to send chills throughout the crowd. Jessica was forced to dig deep inside her mind, and bring out her dark side: Lady Poison. For the rest of the year, when drastic times called, Jessica reached inside herself and found her mysterious and aggressive side in Lady Poison. Many have fallen victim to the Poison Kiss this year, and even more were afraid to be on Lady Poison’s bad side. The Joshi with split personality and a real kiss of death, is Jessica James the Joshi of the Year?

Amanda Fox
(1-6)

-Defeated by Lady Poison (Also involving Athena and Lillie Mae)
-Defeated by Lady Poison
-Defeated by Athena
- Defeated by Athena (5 Joshi Scramble also involving Erin Star, Jen Alise, and Rachel Summerlyn)
-Defeated by Rachel Summerlyn (Triple Threat also involving Athena)
-Defeated by Portia Perez (Also involving Athena and Jen Alise)
- Defeated Serena Deeb, Jessica James, & Rachel Summerlyn (Elimination Tag with Portia Perez & Athena)

Amanda Fox is 18 years old, but handles herself like a true veteran in the ring. While still very new and very young, “Five Star” has no problem throwing herself right into the middle of the action, and refuses to back away from any challenge. Amanda Fox ended the year with a bang, eliminated former WWE Diva Serena Deeb in the main event of Delusions of our Childish Days. After spending her first year in ACW honing her craft, Amanda Fox truly is a force to be reckoned with for years ahead. In her rookie year, is Amanda Fox the 2010 Joshi of the Year?

Athena
(7-9)

-Defeated by Rachel Summerlyn
-Defeated James Claxton, Just Willie, Khris Wolfe, Lillie Mae & JC Bravo (Tag with Submission Squad & Junior Garza)
-Defeated by Lady Poison (Also involving Amanda Fox and Lillie Mae)
-Defeated by Rachel Summerlyn (Double Jeopardy Match also involving Davey Vega and Lillie Mae, Lost ACW Joshi Championship)
-Defeated by MsChif (Queen of Queens First Round)
-Defeated Amanda Fox
-Defeated Erin Star, Jen Alise, Amanda Fox, and Rachel Summerlyn
-Defeated by Rachel Summerlyn (Triple Threat also involving Amanda Fox)
-Defeated Portia Perez & Super Electro (Triple Threat Tag with Davey Vega also involving Lady Poison & Khris Wolf)
-Defeated by Portia Perez
-Defeated by Portia Perez (Also involving Amanda Fox and Jen Alise)
-Defeated Jessica James
-Defeated by Lady Poison (Triple Threat also involving Rachel Summerlyn)
-Defeated by Davey Vega (Lonestar Classic First Round also involving Rachel Summerlyn)
-Defeated ACH, Slim Sexy, Big Ricky, & Jen Alise (Tag with Submission Squad)
-Defeated Serena Deeb, Jessica James, & Rachel Summerlyn (Elimination Tag with Portia Perez & Amanda Fox)

Athena was noticed instantly by the Submission Squad, and asked to join their ranks to eventually hold all the gold in ACW. Athena was able to hold her end of the deal, defeating Rachel Summerlyn to win the ACW Joshi Championship. While her reign was short-lived, Athena remained a powerful force in the Joshi division. Although her biggest rivalry of the year came from within her own team. Davey Vega took exception to Athena trying to win the belt he set his sights on, and the two bickered for months on end. Even under the watchful eye of babysitter Gary Jay, Vega and Athena were constantly at odds. Though they found times to work together, and found success in the ring. Is “The Wrestling Goddess” the Joshi of the Year?


2010 - Tag Team of the Year

The Submission Squad
Pierre Abernathy & Evan Gelistico

While known throughout the year as a group of 6, the main tag team of the group consisted of Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico. These two men dominated not only the tag division, but individual competition as well. They started the year with a bang, defeated “Mr. Showtime” and Jerry Lynn to capture the Tag Team Championship, and end the reign of Summers and Lynn that started in November of 2008. The Squad took on all challengers, feuding primarily with the Smurf Nation. The two teams battled back and forth under different stipulations: a Texas Bullrope Match, a Flag Match, and finally a Submission Rules match that finally ended the feud. Individually, Pierre came within an arm’s reach of winning the U-30 Championship, while Evan made it all the way to the finals of the Lonestar Classic. But as a team, these two men truly proved how dominate they were. Holding the belts for 2/3 the entire year, is the Submission Squad the Tag Team of the Year?


The Smurf Nation
JC Bravo, Berry Breeze, & Chingo Smurf

In the battle of faction warfare, no team proved to gel as easily as the Smurf Nation. These three men acted as one: the quick and agile JC Bravo, the technical and well-rounded Berry Breeze, and the hard-hitting Chingo Smurf. These three men had each other’s backs the entire year, as they feuded across the board. Their main targets were the Submission Squad, finally taking away their Tag Team Championship in August. The most impressive feat was not just defeating the seemingly unbeatable Submission Squad, but to do it under what was their specialty: Submission Rules. While JC Bravo and Chingo Smurf held Tag Team gold, Berry Breeze successfully won the Anarchy Televised Championship, leading all three Smurfs to wear gold for a short period of time. As the Smurfs end the year they are still the ACW Tag Team Champions. Does this help make the Smurf Nation the Tag Team of the Year?


Flippy Sh!t
Brent Masters & Mat Fitchett

It all started with a simple war cry. Mat Fitchett looked out into the crowd before a big dive, and asked, “Do you guys want to see some flippy shit?!” The crowd roared in delight, as Masters and Fitchett used high flying agility to overcome their opponents. Masters and Fitchett are a relatively young tag team, first tagging together in January, and sporadically after that, until the middle of the year, when the two effectively joined forces. They proved that they were able to hang with some of the best tag teams in ACW, holding their own in many encounters, showing that they belonged. The biggest win for the young team happened in September, when they defeated both the Sub-Genius League of Ass Kickers, and former ACW Tag Team Champions the Children of Pain, to earn the number one contendership for the Tag Team Championship. With a championship match in the waiting, is this new and exciting team the Tag Team of the Year?

Rachel and Jessica’s Excellent Tag Team
Rachel Summerlyn & Jessica James

These two women will not settle on being merely just the best female tag team in the county. These two wrestlers want to prove that they are simply the best tag team, period. These two Joshis have wrestled together as a team across the country, and have given the teams of ACW a run for their money. While coming up short, Rachel and Jessica proved that they were to be taken seriously, even if they have a little bit of fun during the match. Their teamwork and friendship was put to the test this year, as the merging of Lady Poison and Jessica James made Rachel Summerlyn question how much Jessica knew. But the two tackled the obstacle together, like all great tag teams do. The team effectively known as Bacon and Eggs and Rachel and Jessica’s Excellent Tag Team, are Rachel and Jessica the Tag Team of the Year for 2010?

The Lost Boys
Sky Ryder & Jason Silver

The Lost Boys came into the year a bit shaky, looking to compete against the other well-established tag teams in ACW. Refusing to become lost in the shuffle, they soon found a mentor, who could train them to become the best – The Children of Pain. Darin Childs brought this team under his wing, helping craft them into future champions. When Skylar Skelly returned to the group, the former Tag Team Champions taught the Lost Boys almost everything they knew, and it quickly showed. The Lost Boys were dominate in both tag and multi-man matches, with Jason Silver overcoming the odds and coming back from a 3 on 1 deficit to win the Skylar Skelly Drinking Game. Under the watchful eye of the Children of Pain, there is no stopping the Lost Boys from wreaking havoc wherever they see fit. Is this newly crafted tag team the Tag Team of the Year?