"Introducing ..." Cedric Alexander's Heel Turn
Cedric Alexander vs Chet Sterling, Episode 70, 14 September 2016 (CWF Mid-Atlantic Worldwide Wrestling)
I'm aware that Cedric turned heel last year, but until this match, I had not seen the new brutal and arrogant Cedric. His opponent Chet is no stranger to the ways of heelery, so the fight is as sweaty and dirty as I could hope for, with Cedric carrying most of the show. His 5'10", 200# body is more tautly muscled than ever. His summer job at WWE obviously did him a world of good. Now that he's on board with WWE's venture into cruiserweight wrestling, he's not above returning to his home turf to bust up Sterling's 6'1", 195# body ... practicing the raw mega-drama we North Carolina folk expect to see in the squared circle. True to form, the contest delivers multiple rock-em-sock-em toe-to-toe clashes leading to a true Southern favorite: a climactic (if sometimes sloppy) showdown between strong-willed fighters, exhausted and working on instinct alone, hanging on to each other just to stay on their feet, taking the battle to the limit.