My Kingdom for a Tag ...
20 wrestlers teamed up to form ten teams for this years Tag
team event. The Wrasslin Tag Team event was run this year using
a DYO format that was modified to make all the teams start on
an equal footing. Each team received 26 points to design their
Last years Champions Dan Dolan Sr and Ike Porter were quickly
dispatched by Dan Dolan Jr and Tim Dolan in the first round.
The Dolan Boys were then quickly disposed of by the eventual
winners Ray Stakanas and Johnathan Price.
There were several long grueling matches in the second round
that forced the event to be concluded the following day due to
the lateness of the hour at which they finished. The event drew
many younger players who, while unfamiliar with the DYO process,
quickly caught on and developed some very tough wrestlers. Indeed,
the finals were between two youngsters and the four-time Tag
Team Champion Stakanas-led team.
It was an interesting event and there will be some modifications
next year to the format to reduce the time in the early rounds.
I hope to see the youth movement continue as it bodes well for
the event that there are so many good young players on the horizon.
I would like to thank the WBC for an excellent time this past
year and look forward to regaining the title which was so cruelly
ripped from my hands this past year.