IZW "Coronation" Preview
“Coronation” is finally here and the chickens are finally going to come home to roost for Impact Inc. For months, IZW Commissioner Brandon Bishop and his crew of undesirables (IZW Heavyweight Champion Aaron “The Bronze Bull” Neil, Impact Division Champion Jordan Jacobs, Shawn McHale, Damon Windsor and Starr Venus) have wreaked havoc at the IZW Arena in front of the Impact Zone Wrestling faithful but at “Coronation” the Prodigal Son of IZW will return!
But to wrestling fans around the world, Johnny Z is much more than a Prodigal Son. He is the embodiment of everything that IS IZW – the founder, owner and creative force behind the company that is changing the wrestling world. In the absence of Johnny Z and his leadership, Brandon Bishop has pulled a Jedi mind trick on almost half of the IZW roster and his first piece to securing his stranglehold of power was to lure the only 6-time IZW Champion in history, Aaron Neil into his fold. Once Neil went for the golden carrot that was dangled in front of him, a large portion of IZW fell like a house of cards. Even the blue chip prospect Jordan Jacobs decided to make a deal with the devil and turn his back on a promising career as he used blatant cheating to win the Impact Division Championship and has consistently pushed the envelope in doing whatever was necessary to hold onto his belt.
But even though all the dark days, IZW has still had a couple bright spots in the last few months. Through it all, some have remained steadfast in their allegiance to the history and legacy of IZW most notably former 2-time IZW Champion, Jermaine Johnson, who has at times, single handily taken on Impact Inc. in the middle of the ring. Although braver than most, Johnson suffered dearly for his miscalculations as Impact Inc. was merciless in handing out beating to Johnson on almost a weekly basis. It took close to 20 chair shots to the head for Neil to finally dethrone Johnson at “March Mayhem”, IZW’s last iPPV, and ever since then Johnson has kept coming back for more and unfortunately for him, kept getting knocked down with the next beating worse than the last one. But the good news is come May 12, Jermaine Johnson will finally have even odds in the form of tag team partner the “Natural Born Leader” Johnny Z who is making his long anticipated return back to the ring to take on the team of Aaron Neil and Brandon Bishop. This bout is for all of the marbles of IZW. Will Brandon Bishop and Aaron Neil’s reign of terror continue or will Jermaine Johnson and the returning Johnny Z be able to strike a knockout blow of their own and send Bishop and Neil scurrying back into whatever holes they crawled out of?
Another IZW pillar has been Double D who will go one-on-one with Jordan Jacobs in the finale of the 2012 Impact Player of the Year Tournament. Both men will put their bodies on the line as this match will be a Ladder Match! Anyone that watches IZW knows that Ladder Matches hold a special place in the history of the organization and for competitors like Double D and Jacobs, two of the premier high flyers in the sport, if you add to that their hatred for one another and the risks they will take to inflict permanent damage on one another, you could be looking at Match of the Year. Multiply all of that with a 12-foot steel ladder and all bets are off as to what will happen. One thing is for certain, both Double D and Jordan Jacobs will never be the same again.
Also scheduled for “Coronation” is a Tag Team Title Match between Champions the Old School Suckas (Gary Tool & Randy Price) against Rage Logan and late replacement and member of Impact Inc., Damon Windsor. Originally Nemesis was scheduled to challenge for the titles, but Logan’s partner Damien Morte had what could be a career ending injury so instead of sulking about the situation, the quick thinking Logan found himself a new partner and this could be a game changer as Windsor poses a much tough matchup problem for the OSS. Windsor will be the strongest man in the ring during the bout and that mixed with Logan’s aerial assaults and mat wrestling could throw off the OSS just enough for new champions to be crowned. But the OSS are such a veteran team, that they will be ready and have a new game plan on how to attack Logan and Windsor, but the addition of Windsor does make this match much more interesting for all parties, which is great news for the fans watching around the world on GFL.tv.
Also on the docket for “Coronation” is the first ever Queen's Quarrel Match pitting Starr Venus versus Erica versus Miss Diss Lexia versus Kyra Maya. It will be a four-woman free-for-all as there will be no alliances here. Starr Venus looks like an early favorite because of her association with Impact Inc. because if it’s one thing that’s been proven over and over again, it’s that Impact Inc. will do whatever is necessary for their guy, or girl, to get the win. They will lie, cheat and steal and if that’s what Starr needs to happen, you can bet Impact Inc. will try their best to accommodate her. But don’t discount Erica, Miss Diss Lexia and Kyra Maya. All three of these women have proven to have the heart of a champion and the fighting spirit of a Samurai warrior. When all four of these women get in the ring it’s a crap shoot as to what will happen.
In other action, Bryan Cruize continues his feud with the “Image of War” Kevin Morgan in another matchup of monsters. Cruize has yet to be defeated by Morgan in IZW who leading up to their first meeting was on a 26-win streak. Morgan is looking to get back a piece of what he lost to Cruize at “March Mayhem” and this would be a great time to do it as “Coronation” is IZW’s biggest iPPV to date. For Cruize, if he can once again pin Morgan’s shoulders to the mat, he will have cemented himself as one of the top big men in not only IZW but around the country.
Watch all the feuds and all the rivalries inside and outside of the squared circle. Tune in to the Mid-South’s premiere wrestling federation and find out what will happen at “Coronation” on May 12. Watch professional wrestling like it’s supposed to be, rough and tumble and always in HD! Order “Coronation” now on GFL.tv!