All of World League Wrestling’s championships were on the line when the promotion held its “Gold Rush” event at the Race Wrestling Arena on June 18 in Troy.
The event opened when Billy the Kidd squared off against Italian powerhouse Karim Brigante. Though the “Wildman from Mississippi” held his own for most of the match, he was no match for the strength of the “Roman Warrior,” as Brigante took the win via pinfall.
Prior to Dysfunction’s title match against High Level Enterprise for the new WLW Tag Team Championships in the Tag Team Tournament, new Dysfunction member Kyle Roberts faced Austin Mulitalo. Roberts toyed with Mulitato during the match, before his teammates finally told him to finish him off with a codebreaker for the win.
Dysfunction then attacked Mulitalo after the match, before Jack Gamble and Jon Webb arrived to prevent any further damage.
Thanks to some calling out on social media, rookie Luke Anthony was able to get a WLW Light Heavyweight title match with Rahim de la Suede. However, de la Suede refused to go with match once the pair was in the ring.
Once Anthony called de la Suede a “chicken,” for not defending his title, the match was underway. After a back and forth battle, de la Suede attempted to take his title home for a countout victory, but was “walked” back to the ring by WLW Heavyweight Champion Moses “the Deliver,” which almost led to a rollup win by Anthony.
However, de la Suede was able to rollup Anthony with a handful of tights to retain his title.
Dysfunction finally faced High Level Enterprise in the finals of the WLW Tag Team Tournament. Just before the match, Leland Race made the decision to ban Kyle Roberts from ringside, a key moment before the match ever began.
During the match, John Coffey tweaked his knee, negating much of his power and strength. However, Dysfunction was able to gain an upper hand on the duo of Gamble and Webb.
That is, until Webb took out Coffey’s knee one last time. Coffey was unable to continue the match, making it a handicap match with Brandon Espinoza.
Espinoza tried to steal a win, hitting a DDT on Gamble, but Gamble was not the legal man. Gamble then hit a super kick on Espinoza, before Webb nailed a perfect Canadian Destroyer for the win – and the titles.
The main event between Moses “the Deliverer” and Superstar Steve dispensed with the formalities from the beginning, as the opponents began fighting before Moses even took off his jacket.
Just as much action happened outside the ring as inside, in a rivalry that has been brewing for months, as Steve cost Moses a shot at the Tag Team titles. A chair was introduced into the match, as Moses was run into it on several occasions.
Nevertheless, Moses never stopped fighting to keep his title. However, Steve wouldn’t stop fighting to take it. And referee Allaney Harley couldn’t stop either one in the process – to the point she had to disqualify both wrestlers when they pushed her to the mat.
Officials and the locker room had to be cleared out to separate the two men in a rivalry that might be far from finished.