Posts Tagged ‘Norway’

This past weekend on Saturday, January 16 in Helsinki, FCF Wrestling started the grappling year off with an event called Wrestling Show Live, at which I experienced something I usually don’t run into almost anywhere.  I got mugged.

I had one hell of a dandy match, teaming with Finnish ring veteran Stark Adder, to do battle with current FCF champion, Valentine, and Ricky Vendetta.  I have to say that all four of us were on fire that night, and the capacity audience on hand at Pressa Nightclub responded accordingly.  In the end, Adder eeked out a surprise win over Vendetta, leading into what I am sure will be a long-awaited singles match between the two of them, formerly known as the team of The Constrictors, at the biggest annual event in Finnish pro wrestling on March 19 in Helsinki, Talvisota X.

Wrestling Show Live FCF (1)

Adder pins Vendetta

Wrestling Show Live FCF (2)

Yours Truly controls Valentine

After our tag team win, we let the dust settle and the sweat cool down, taking care of business post-match, hitting the showers, getting dressed and heading back on home.

Well, this is when the proverbial shit hit the fan.

FCF’s documenting film crew was shooting random extra material for a possible DVD release down the road as I exited the building, heading to my car, with my wrestling bag in tow.  I certainly didn’t expect to see Norway’s tag team champions, the behemoth-like Gods of War – Bjorn Sem and Hannibal – waiting, as it were, for me on the other side of the door.  The video below speaks for itself and shows what happened in the ensuing moments…

As you can hear on the video, Bjorn Sem says “Greetings from Chaos.  This was a receipt for last summer in Denmark.”

For anyone who doesn’t know, I had a cage match scheduled against my old foe and former Danish wrestling champion Chaos in Denmark last August 22.  At the last minute, Chaos got our scheduled match changed to him against former WWE/TNA wrestler Ken Anderson.  To add salt to that wound for me, which was already a slap in the face, Danish Pro Wrestling put me into the match as special guest referee.  Well, I let Chaos and DPW know exactly what I felt about being shut out of competing in that cage match, as I lambasted Chaos with a superkick, following which Ken Anderson easily pinned the man.

Referee

I got relegated to officiating, as Chaos tried his luck against TNA’s Ken Anderson.

I admit, my temper got the best of me, but no one messes with my professional pride.  Chaos should have honored his booking commitment and wrestled me inside of that steel cage, but instead, he wanted to test himself against someone that he had never wrestled against before in Ken Anderson.  I just refused to let it slide.

Well, I guess I should have known better.  I should have guessed that my actions my come back to bite me in the ass down the line.  And down the line was the night of January 16 in Helsinki.  Chaos sent out an obvious hit on my person, and the chosen hit men were the Norwegian tag team champions.

Chaos

Chaos is obviously looking for a fight.  Mean, nasty, ornery.  That’s me, too.

Now, however, Chaos has got to know that I won’t let sleeping dogs lie.  We’ve fought each other tooth and nail over the years, and I have to admit that Chaos is one of the nastiest, hardest hitting badasses I have ever come across.  The man is a former Danish national amateur wrestling standout, in addition to being one of the hardest hitters in all of pro wrestling.  Yet, he should know who he double-crossed in Denmark this past summer to set off this series of events.

Chaos needs to be looking over his shoulder now, because the next one is on me.

 

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This past Saturday night, November 12 in Oslo, Norway, I met the challenge of Norwegian wrestling pioneer “The Icon” Erik Isaksen, as he vied for my coveted SMASH Championship.

Indeed, my old rival Isaksen put forth one hell of an effort, as he tried to wrestle the title away from me.  The match was spirited to say the least!

Isaksen – a former Eurostars European Wrestling Champion, a former Norwegian Champion, a former IWS Intercontinental Champion and former FCF Champion – is one of the top names in European pro wrestling today.  He and I had a storied rivalry between 2003-2005 that still is talked about to this day in wrestling circles around Scandinavia.  I respect Isaksen as one tough SOB and a very qualified wrestler to boot.

Yet, on the eve of November 12, 2011 at Oslo’s Bul-Salen, StarBuck pulled out the duke after 22:03 to retain the SMASH Championship, piledriving Isaksen two times to secure the victory and retain the title.  All I could do was lay on the mat out of exhaustion after the conclusion of the epic encounter, content with the knowledge that I was still the SMASH Champion.

I feel compelled to also make not of the fantastic NWF Championship match at the same PowerSLAM IX event, where Champion Victor Dale fell to Aron Frost in the crowning of a new titleholder.  I highly recommend either one of these chaps to any and all promoters out there, as two pros who put it all on the line and delivered one hell of a captivating and intense fight that anyone and everyone could believe in.

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Yesterday, Norway’s NWF (Norwegian Wrestling Federation) announced that their country’s pro wrestling pioneer “The Icon” Erik Isaksen will challenge me for the SMASH Championship on Saturday, November 12 at PowerSLAM IX in Oslo.

Back between 2003 – 2005, Isaksen and I engaged in a vicious and bloody feud that spanned over three countries, as we waged war over gold and honor in Finland, Norway and Italy.  What really spurred our vitriol was the fact that Erik broke my left ankle in an August 2003 match in Norway, fracturing the tibia and fibula bones so that the doctors had to use eight screws and three metal plates to reconstruct the damage.

Heteslag 2005 in Oslo - StarBuck beats Isaksen bloody in a vicious feud

During our feud, I won the IWS Intercontinental Championship from Isaksen in the summer of 2005, only to lose it back to him in a No Holds Barred match in Oslo a week later.  That latter match still stands as one of the top 10 matches of both of our careers.

Isaksen and I traded the IWS Intercontinental title back and forth in 2005 (photo: Kari Helenius)

Now in 2011, both Erik and I are older, wiser and there is no more bad blood between us.  Our issue was laid to rest many years ago, but there is a distinct possibility that this coming Saturday at PowerSLAM IX in Oslo the bad blood will resurface as Isaksen tries to wrestle the SMASH Championship away from me.  The SMASH Championship is my pride and glory, the highest achievement of my career, and I do not plan on losing to Isaksen, no matter how talented and capable he is as a professional wrestler and challenger.

Isaksen hoists StarBuck at Pro Wrestling Finlandia's Reckoning Day event in August 2005 (photo: MTS)

I am going into Oslo this coming Saturday expecting the hardest fight that Erik Isaksen has within his bones.  Anything less would not be worthy of the SMASH Championship.

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