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KCXW's First Ladder Match Coming to Takeover V
07 August 2018

KCXW's First Ladder Match Coming to Takeover V

KCXW has a long list of historic, epic matches.  From fatal-four-ways to street fights, KCXW fans have almost seen it all.  At Takeover V on August 11th, they will see history:  the first ever KCXW ladder match, between J. Savage and Cornelius Wyverstone!

By Nate W. Gearhart (@nategearhart)

Click to get your tickets to KCXW: Takeover V on August 11th, featuring the next round of the 2018 Season of Xcellence with The Carnival and The Stranglers and our first-ever ladder match!  Click here to check out all of our scheduled KCXW pro wrestling events.

The ladder match has maintained its place among the most popular types of professional wrestling matches.  As intensely brutal as it is elegantly simple, the ladder match is arguably the granddaddy of hardcore wrestling.  There are many variations, but at its most basic, the match requires two wrestlers, one ladder, and an item – usually a championship belt – suspended above the ring.  The first to climb the ladder and pull down the item is the winner.  But as wrestling fans have witnessed time and again, the ladder can serve not only as a pathway to victory, but as a catalyst for pain.  Savvy wrestlers with a high degree of stamina have elevated ladder match wrestling to an artform, and more than a few have achieved legendary status thanks to some truly epic matches.  In spite of its place in the lore of wrestling and in the hearts of fans, the ladder match has never been seen at a Kansas City Xtreme Wrestling event.  Until now.

On August 11th at State Street Project in Kansas City, KCXW’s Takeover V will pit The Stranglers against The Carnival in the continuation of the 2018 Season of Xcellence.  The main event:  a ladder match between the team captains, J. Savage and Cornelius Wyverstone.  It is the first ladder match for them both. 

Savage and Wyverstone rose through the KCXW ranks together in 2016, and have both seen their share of success in the years since, both as singles competitors and members (and captains) of Season of Xcellence teams.  They have faced off numerous times, mostly in tag team and fatal-four-way competition, with neither displaying dominance over the other.  They have gone head-to-head in a singles match just once, a match won by Wyverstone at KCXW: Xcellence in November of 2016.  Other than these few matches, they have had little interaction – and no bad blood – until now.  In a major and unexpected turn, Wyverstone has antagonized most of his fellow wrestlers in the past few months.  And J. Savage is not afraid to speak his mind, even if it means pushing buttons.  With the announcement that The Stranglers will face The Carnival at Takeover V, the two outspoken captains found themselves directly in each other’s crosshairs.  It did not take long for sparks to fly, culminating in a ladder match challenge.  Now that the match has been sanctioned by the KCXW Board of Xcellence, history is officially being made.

Who will come out on top of the first ladder match in KCXW history?  J. Savage’s style is in his name, and a savage frame of mind is a major advantage in a no-holds-barred match involving a ladder.  With such a powerful combination of holds in Savage’s arsenal, any one of them performed from the top of a ladder can be devastating.  Cornelius Wyverstone, meanwhile, is the son of circus royalty, and his time in the big top made him very comfortable in high places.  As KCXW fans have witnessed time and again, he is willing to go has high as he can to instill maximum damage to his opponents.  The Stranglers and The Carnival have some ground to make up in the Season of Xcellence standings, so both captains will be even more motivated than usual, which is saying a lot.  KCXW’s first ladder match is destined to be one for the ages, with either competitor capable of coming out on top. 

Click to get your tickets to KCXW: Takeover V on August 11th, featuring the next round of the 2018 Season of Xcellence with The Carnival and The Stranglers and our first-ever ladder match!  Click here to check out all of our scheduled KCXW pro wrestling events.

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