The main event at February 11th's Nightmare to Remember (the second annual tribute to wrestler "Nightmare" Ted Allen, who died in 2010 at age 54) featured Kyle Matthews, 5'9", 178#, wrestling his old nemesis Jimmy Rave, 6', 201#. The two good-looking wrestlers (both regulars on Rampage Pro Wrestling's roster) were well matched and aggressive. The eighteen-minute battle excited the crowd in Villa Rica, Georgia, as a laconic Matthews stalked loudmouth heel Rave, who drew a lot of heat by stalling, fighting dirty, and running away when it looked like Kyle was about to muss him up. But he didn't run fast enough. In the end, according to reporter Larry Goodman, "Matthews dropped Rave with a superkick and nailed him with the Slurpee Kick for the clean win." After the win, Matthews, who was scheduled to wrestle Allen the evening he died two years ago, took the mike to honor his old mentor: "I love you, I miss you, thank you."
(Photos: Harold Jay Taylor)