Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman is the dark hero with the personality and exterior of a bad man. When one looks deeper past the darkness of the cape crusader you can see that ultimately what he does is rooted in justice. The way Batman gets justice may not always be the goody good way. However, Batman gets his justice and is more of a vigilante hero. Then we have Superman a.k.a. known as Clark Kent. Superman is the antithesis of Batman. Superman says all the right things. He has super raw power. He wears colorful attire. Although both fight for good, Superman does things by the book. Ironically two of the most popular heroes are the founders of the Justice League.
The following was sent in by Elkmania promoter Atlee Greene:
BEVERLY, MA, September 23, 2017 - Professional wrestling returns to the Beverly/Salem Elks Lodge on Saturday, September 23 for the fifth installment of our preeminent event, ELKMANIA 5. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Special bell time is at 6:35 PM.
Tickets are $10.00 in advance and are on sale at Silver Moon Comics & Collectibles located inside of the Museum Place Mall, Salem, MA. Tickets will be available at the door for $12.00. Creative Salem members will get two dollars off their admission at the door.
The main event will feature Salem’s own Derek Simonetti challenging “Bitter” Buddy Romano for the Bay State Championship in an “I Quit” Match. One year ago, Buddy Romano announced his retirement from wrestling and surrendered the championship, after he was ordered to defend the belt against Derek Simonetti.
Simonetti went on to win the title and defended it with honor against all comers.
Highway robbery occurred at historic Fenway Park in July when Romano shockingly came out of retirement and regained the title in a four-way match, however, he never pinned Simonetti. This first-time encounter features the only two men to ever hold the coveted title.
Adding to the evening’s action will see as “The Gentleman” Burke Beckett puts his luscious locks on the line against the goat with the most, Freakin Flax in a ‘Mask vs. Hair match. “The Maniacal” Jack Krueger will defend the All-Star Title in an open challenge and so much more!
ElkMania 5 promises to be a night that you don’t want to miss! All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Elks National Foundation which helps youth develop lifelong skills, sends students to college, meets the needs of veterans and supports charitable works in the community.
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Johnny Impact def. KM in a GFW Global Championship No. 1 Contender's Match
I've never been the biggest fan of KM, but I thought he played he played his role well here as a foil for Impact. His mic work wasn't terrible, and Impact's was surprisingly good, too. I say "surprisingly" because he was a pretty poor talker during his time in WWE, but he improved immensely while in Lucha Underground. The subsequent match was short and sweet, even if it's always dumb for the babyface to put their title shot on the line when they don't have to.
Taya Valkyrie def. Ava Storie
Valkyrie can be a huge asset to the Knockouts division if they book her properly, and so far the company has done right by her with these dominant squash matches where she has been able to get over her signature moves. I enjoyed the post-match chaos even more with Valkyrie explaining her motives for being in Lucha Underground before Rosemary, Allie, Gail Kim, Sienna and Taryn Terrell came down and brawled with each other.
Johnny Gargano def. Tino sabbatelli
I thought Riddick Moss had a fine showing versus Gargano last week, but Sabbatelli is a much more polished competitor than he is and thus I wasn't surprised this was a much better bout. It was slightly slow at various points, but all things considered, Sabbtelli fared well for himself and Gargano fought from underneath nicely as he usually does. Gargano continues to build momentum on his own, but I'm curious as to whether he will eventually rekindle his rivalry with Andrade "Cien" Almas or not.
Bianca Belair def. Lacey Evans
This match tried too hard to focus on both women and suffered as a result. We were able to get a glimpse of what they're capable of in the Mae Young Classic, and while I believe Belair and Evans should be considered top prospects, they are still early on in their development. That said, this wasn't the prettiest outing, but it was crucial in giving them more experience. Belair continues to impress me considering she hasn't been wrestling long and is already better than most.
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